New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

April 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Her secret

April 24, 2017
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
℗2017
5 audio discs (6 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tavia Gilbert.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
After a stalker went too far, Hannah Hilty and her family had no choice but to leave the bustling Amish community where she grew up. Now she's getting a fresh start in Hart County, Kentucky, if only she wasn't too scared to take it. Hannah has become afraid to trust anyone, even Isaac, the friendly Amish man who lives next door. She wonders if she'll ever return to the trusting, easy-going woman she once was. For Isaac Troyer, the beautiful girl he teasingly called 'The Recluse' confuses him like no other. When he learns of her past, he knows he's misjudged her. However, he also understands the importance of being grateful for God's gifts, and wonders if they will ever have anything in common. But as Hannah and Isaac slowly grow closer, they realize that there's always more to someone than meets the eye.

The night the lights went out

April 24, 2017
White, Karen (Karen S.), author.
©2017
13 audio discs (15 hr., 18 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Carolyn Cook, Susan Larkin & Tiffany Morgan.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It's not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren't helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail. Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee--something that allows her to open up about her own colorful past. Sugar's stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother's seemingly perfect life and finds herself drawn into Heather's world. In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee's house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women ..."-- Provided by publisher.

The red hunter : a novel

April 24, 2017
Unger, Lisa, 1970- author.
New York City, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julia Whelan.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Nineteen years ago, Claudia watched her perfect life fall apart after being sexually assaulted in her home. She was left with a crumbling marriage, a young daughter and a constant sense of anxiety. Years later, Claudia is thriving as a successful blogger famous for her home restorations, when she finds a house she is inexplicably drawn to. A house rumored to have a dark history and hidden surprises.

No easy target : a novel

April 21, 2017
Johansen, Iris.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2017.
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
"When an enemy from her past threatens to return, Margaret Douglas must go on the run. But danger is in hot pursuit, and Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has to not only survive, but defeat evil and prove she's No Easy Target in this high-octane thriller"-- Provided by publisher.

Antiques frame

April 21, 2017
Allan, Barbara, author.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 1 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Amy McFadden.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Vivian Borne must get her daughter Brandy off the hook before she becomes the subject of a murder masterpiece.

Any day now

April 21, 2017
Carr, Robyn.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2017.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Thérèse Plummer.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
For Sierra Jones, Sullivan's Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She's put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn't yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet. Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their busy lives and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the quirky campground owner who is the father figure she's always wanted. But when her past catches up with her, it's a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future. In Sullivan's Crossing Sierra learns to cherish the family you are given and the family you choose.

Payback [sound recording]

April 21, 2017
Korman, Gordon, author.
©℗2017
6 audio discs (6 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Ramón de Ocampo, Tarah Consoli, Kelly Jean Badgley, Mike Rylander, and Maxwell Glick.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
After a serious betrayal from one of their former friends, the clones of Project Osiris are on the run again. Now separated into pairs, Eli and Tori and Amber and Malik are fighting to survive in the real world. Amber and Malik track down the one person they think can help them prove the existence of Project Osiris, notorious mob boss Gus Alabaster, also known as Malik's DNA donor. But as Malik gets pulled into the criminal world--tantalized by hints of a real family--his actions put him and Amber into greater danger. Eli and Tori get sucked into even bigger conspiracies as they hunt down Project Osiris' most closely guarded secrets--who does Eli's DNA come from? With a surprising new ally and another cross-country adventure, the four will have to work together to overcome the worst parts of themselves if they are going to end Project Osiris once and for all.

My Italian bulldozer [sound recording] : [a novel]

April 21, 2017
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
℗2016
6 audio discs (6 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Timothy Ackroyd.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already overdue cookbook, he expects it to be the perfect escape from stressful city life. But when he arrives, things quickly take a turn for the worse. His hired car is nowhere to be found, and with no record of a reservation at the car-rental counter and no other cars are available, it appears that Paul will be stuck at the airport--that is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts, and so begins a series of laugh-out-loud adventures as he trundles through the Tuscan countryside.

Earthly remains

April 21, 2017
Leon, Donna.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2017.
9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by David Colacci.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
During an interrogation, Commissario Guido Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he quickly comes to regret, and in the fallout, he realizes that he needs a break. Granted leave from the Questura, Brunetti's wife Paola ships him off to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant'Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the laguna. There he intends to pass his days rowing, and his nights reading Pliny's Natural History. The recuperative stay goes according to plan until David Casati, the caretaker of the house, goes missing following a sudden storm. Now, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his leave of absence and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend.

Finding Gideon

April 20, 2017
Dickey, Eric Jerome, author.
℗2017
10 audio discs (11 hr., 36 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dion Graham.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
"As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon's life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon's last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup--including the lovely Hawks, with whom Gideon has heated memories--to launch his biggest act of revenge yet...one he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all. Yet Midnight and his second-in-command, the beautiful and ruthless Señorita Raven, are launching their own revenge, assembling a team of mercenaries the likes of which the world has never seen...and Gideon isn't there only target. Gideon will need all his skills if he is to save not only his team but his family as well" --Back cover.

The fix [sound recording]

April 20, 2017
Baldacci, David, author.
℗2017
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter-- a family man with a successful consulting business-- and his victim, a school teacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack. Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren't cleared for it. but they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government-- or worse, an international terrorist group-- and an attack may be imminent. Decker's never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it's too late." -- Container.

The shadow land [sound recording] : a novel

April 18, 2017
Kostova, Elizabeth, author.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2017]
15 audio discs (18 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Barrie Kreinik, with Fred Berman, Barbara Caruso, and George Guidall.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
"From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression--and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Kostova's new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss. Praise for Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian "Quite extraordinary. Kostova is a natural storyteller. She has refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner."--San Francisco Chronicle "Hypnotic. a thrill ride through history."--The Denver Post "Part thriller, part history, part romance. Kostova has a keen sense of storytelling and she has a marvelous story to tell."--Baltimore Sun "Kostova's vampire is no campy Lugosi knockoff. Blending history and myth, Kostova has fashioned a version so fresh that when a stake is finally driven through a heart, it inspires the tragic shock of something happening for the very first time."--Newsweek Praise for The Swan Thieves "Exquisite."--The Boston Globe "Engrossing."--O: The Oprah Magazine "Stunning. A beautifully written tale of art, love and an obsession triggered by both."--Associated Press"-- Provided by publisher.

A simple favor : a novel

April 17, 2017
Bell, Darcey, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Andi Arndt, Xe Sands, and Matthew Waterson.
Compact discs.
When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son Nicky after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together, just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive. But Emily doesn't come back. She doesn't answer calls or return texts. Stephanie knows something is terribly wrong, Emily would never leave Nicky, no matter what the police say. Terrified, she reaches out to her blog readers for help. She also reaches out to Emily's husband, the handsome, reticent Sean, offering emotional support. It's the least she can do for her best friend. Then, she and Sean receive shocking news. Emily is dead. The nightmare of her disappearance is over. Or is it? Because soon, Stephanie will begin to see that nothing is as simple as it seems.

The chosen

April 13, 2017
Ward, J. R., 1969- author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2017]
14 audio discs (17 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jim Frangione.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier's fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla.

Fast & loose

April 12, 2017
Woods, Stuart, author.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Penguin Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Tony Roberts.
Title from container.
"A Stone Barrington novel"--Container.
Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in even the unhappiest circumstances, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are, in fact, members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity, and who require a man of Stone's skills to overcome a sticky situation of their own.

The stars are fire

April 12, 2017
Shreve, Anita, author.
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Suzanne Elise Freeman.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort. The women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands' fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists.

The burial hour [sound recording]

April 11, 2017
Deaver, Jeffery, author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2017]
13 audio discs (14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Edoardo Ballerini.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The #1 internationally bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver returns to the Lincoln Rhyme series, as Rhyme hunts a dangerous killer whose crimes span the Atlantic.A traveling businessman is snatched off of an Upper East Side street in broad daylight--or so it appears to the eight-year-old girl who is the crime's only witness. The perp leaves a token at the site of the kidnapping--a miniature noose. A crime scene this puzzling demands forensic expertise of the highest order. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Rhyme and Sachs' investigation takes an unexpected turn when a similar kidnapping occurs across the Atlantic in a small town outside of Naples, Italy. The killer's MO is bizarre and frightening. Obsessed with music, the man records the final breaths of his victims, then uses a keyboard sampler to compose an otherworldly tune that is then posted online.The search for the killer will become a complex case of international cooperation--yet not all is as it seems, and soon Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game with shadowy parties from across the globe.

In a dark, dark wood [sound recording]

April 11, 2017
Ware, Ruth, author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015]
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Imogen Church.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Reluctantly accepting an old friend's invitation to spend a weekend in the English countryside, reclusive writer Leonora awakens in a hospital badly injured, unable to recall what happened and confronting a growing certainty that someone involved has died.

War cry

April 10, 2017
Smith, Wilbur A.
[New York] : Harper Audio, 2017.
15 audio discs (17 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sean Barrett.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
In the wake of his beloved wife's death, Leon Courtney, the renowned big-game hunter, is raising his young daughter, Saffron, alone in colonial Kenya. As Leon attempts to navigate the murky political waters of this most exquisitely beautiful and wildest of lands, his daughter grows into an independent and headstrong young woman bound for a far different life in Britain, as a student at Oxford. But over the course of more than two decades, spies, traitors, and adventurers will dog their every step. As the fitful years of peace lead to the outbreak of the Second World War, involving Africa once more, Leon and Saffron must fight for their survival.

The forgotten room

April 6, 2017
White, Karen (Karen S.), author.
℗2016
11 audio discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Morgan Hallett and Susan Bennett.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
"1945: When the critically wounded Captain Cooper Ravenel is brought to a private hospital on Manhattan's Upper East Side, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery that connects three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion. Who is the woman in Captain Ravenel's portrait miniature who looks so much like Kate? And why is she wearing the ruby pendant handed down to Kate by her mother? In their pursuit of answers, they find themselves drawn into the turbulent stories of Gilded Age Olive Van Alan, driven from riches to rags, who hired out as a servant in the very house her father designed, and Jazz Age Lucy Young, who came from Brooklyn to Manhattan in pursuit of the father she had never known. But are Kate and Cooper ready for the secrets that will be revealed in the Forgotten Room?" --Publisher's description.

Devil in spring

April 4, 2017
Kleypas, Lisa, author.
℗2017
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mary Jane Wells.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas combines the worlds of the Wallflowers with Marrying Winterborne in this irresistible story of how Sebastian's son Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, meets his match in the eccentric and headstrong Lady Pandora.

Never let you go

April 4, 2017
Stevens, Chevy, author.
℗2017
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Rachel Fulginiti and Caitlin Davies.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life. Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded, and her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it's her ex-husband, even though he claims he's a different person. But has he really changed? Is the one who wants her dead closer to home than she thought? With Never Let You Go, Chevy Stevens delivers a chilling, twisting thriller that crackles with suspense as it explores the darkest heart of love and obsession.

Mississippi blood : a novel

March 31, 2017
Iles, Greg, author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2017]
23 audio discs (28 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Brick.
Title from container.
Grief-stricken and with his world collapsing around him, Penn Cage is shut out of trial preparations by his once-revered Southern doctor father, who is about to be tried for murder in the wake of revelations about a mixed-race child and KKK associations.

One perfect lie

March 30, 2017
Scottoline, Lisa.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2017.
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
"One Perfect Lie is an emotional thriller and a suburban crime story that will keep you guessing until you turn the very last page. On the surface, it tells the tale of the struggling single mother of a high-school pitcher, a shy kid so athletically talented that he's being recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division I college, with a future in major-league baseball. But the mother fears that she's losing her grip on her son because he's being lured down a darker path by one of his teammates, a secretly disturbed young man from an affluent family, whose excellent grades and fun-loving manner conceal his violent criminal plans. Add a handsome stranger who comes to town and infiltrates the high school, posing as a teacher but with a hidden agenda all his own. The mix becomes combustible when a beloved faculty member turns up dead as a suicide, in circumstances equally consistent with murder. Only then is the true identity of the fake teacher revealed, and the single mother finds herself engaged in a battle for the future, the soul, and the very life of her only son. One Perfect Lie is a riveting and suspenseful family drama, and by the time you close the book, you will realize that nothing was as it seemed at the beginning"-- Provided by publisher.

Red rising

March 30, 2017
Brown, Pierce, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014]
13 audio discs (16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds.
Title from disc surface.
"Sci-fi audio"--Container.
A tale set in a bleak future society torn by class divisions follows the experiences of secret revolutionary Darrow, who after witnessing his wife's execution by an oppressive government joins a revolutionary cell and attempts to infiltrate an elite military academy.

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