New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

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

Gunmetal gray

February 24, 2017
Greaney, Mark, author.
©2017
xiv, 494 pages ; 24 cm
After five years on the run Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. His hunt for answers takes him to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese. Fitzroy was contracted to find Fan Jiang, a former member of an ultra-secret computer warfare unit. The first two kill teams Fitzroy sent to find Fan have disappeared. Gentry's mission is to find Fan first and get whatever intel he has to the US... if he can get out alive....

The shimmering road

February 22, 2017
Young, Hester, author.
©2017
406 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: The gates of Evangeline.
"When Charlotte 'Charlie' Cates begins to have dreams of a violent attack that kills both her and her unborn daughter, she knows they are more than the nightmares of a typical mom-to-be. It is her mysterious gift--a supernatural ability to connect to both the future and the past through dreams and visions. But before she can decipher what this new dream might mean, Charlie learns that the mother who abandoned her log ago has died in Arizona, the victim of a gruesome double murder. The other victim--a half sister Charlie never knew she had--has left behind a child, a girl who speaks to Charlie in her dreams and was present on the night of the murders. Convinced that she must help her orphaned niece, Charlie travels to Tucson, Arizona, where she must confront her painful ties to her mother and delve into her sister's shady past..."--Dust jacket.

The blue hour : a novel

February 21, 2017
Pritchett, Laura, 1971- author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2017]
240 pages : map ; 22 cm
"The tight-knit residents of Blue Moon Mountain, nestled high in the Colorado Mountains, form an interconnected community of those living off the land, stunned by the beauty and isolation all around them. So when, at the onset of winter, the town veterinarian commits a violent act, the repercussions of that tragedy will be felt all across the mountainside, upending their lives and causing their paths to twist and collide in unexpected ways. The housecleaner rediscovering her sexual appetite, the farrier who must take in his traumatized niece, the grocer and her daughter, the therapist and the teacher, reaching out to the world in new and surprising ways, and the ragged couple trapped in a cycle of addiction and violence. They will all rise and converge upon the blue hour -the l'heure bleu-the hour of twilight, a time of desire, lust, honesty. The strong, spirited people of Blue Moon Mountain must learn to navigate the line between violence and sex, tenderness and the hard edge of yearning, and the often confusing paths of mourning and lust. Writing with passion for rural lives and the natural world, Laura Pritchett, who has been called "one of the most accomplished writers of the American West," graces the land of desire in vivid prose, exploring the lengths these moving, deeply felt characters -some of whom we've met in Pritchett's previous work - will traverse to protect their own"-- Provided by publisher.

Every dark corner

February 21, 2017
Rose, Karen, 1964-
New York : Berkley, 2017.
629 pages ; 17 cm
Special agents Griffin Davenport and Kate Coppola are on the trail of a depraved criminal. When Special Agent Griffin Decker Davenport opens his eyes after several days in a coma, there is unfinished business still on his mind. Decker is on the cusp of discovering the mastermind behind a human trafficking case, and he and his partner, Special Agent Kate Copolla, are about to get a surprising new lead from a very unlikely source. Eighteen-year-old Mallory Martin and her little sister Macy were the victims of an illegal adoption--sold by their addict mother for drugs. But their benefactor is not who everyone thinks he is. Mallory has never told his secrets before, the danger to her and her sister has always been too great. But everyone has a limit to what they can endure.

The White Russian

February 21, 2017
Bennett, Vanora, 1962- author.
©2014
vii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel of Paris"--Jacket
"An enchanting, suspenseful novel of love, art, music, and family secrets set among the Russian émigré community of Paris in 1937 Evie, a rebellious young American, leaves New York in search of art and adventure in Jazz Age Paris, home to her long-estranged bohemian grandmother. But just as Evie arrives, her grandmother becomes very ill. Before she dies, she compels Evie to carry out her final wish: find a man from her past known only as Zhenya. The quest leads Evie deep into the heart of the Russian émigré community of Paris. With the world on the brink of war, she becomes embroiled in murder plots, conspiracies, and illicit love affairs as White Russian faces Red Russian, and nothing is as it seems. When Evie meets Jean, a liberal Russian refugee connected to her grandmother's circle, she thinks she has finally found the passion and excitement she's yearned for all her life. But is she any nearer to discovering the identity of the mysterious Zhenya or to uncovering the heartbreak of her grandmother's past?"-- Provided by publisher.

Rescue me : novel

February 20, 2017
Warren, Susan May, 1966- author.
©2017
327 pages ; 22 cm.
When Deputy Sam Brooks and impulsive, bleeding heart Willow are thrown together in Glacier National Park, they must work together to save their lives and those of several frightened teenagers.

Cruel mercy

February 20, 2017
Mark, David John, 1977- author.
©2016
354 pages ; 24 cm.
"Cruel Mercy is McAvoy's first adventure on American soil. In the New York Police Department's 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side, Detective Ronny Alto is investigating a crime that's left one man dead and the other in a medically induced coma after surviving a shot to the head. One hope is that Brishen Ayres, a boxing coach and legend in the gypsy community in England, will wake up and reveal the person--or people--responsible for the murder of his protege Shay Helden and his own mutilation. Another hope is Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy. Far away from his home in the U.K., from his familiar Hull, and from the guidance of his boss Trish Pharaoh, McAvoy is flown in to assist with the case, but he has his own motives for the trip: find a man named Valentine Teague--another amateur boxer, a rival of the Helden family, and, perhaps most important, his brother-in-law. But every step toward locating Valentine is a step deeper into a sinister underground network of misguided loyalty, faith, and honor that pulses beneath the streets of New York."--Provided by publisher.

Lucidity

February 20, 2017
Carnoy, David, author.
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2017.
285 pages ; 24 cm
Detective Hank Madden returns in this bicoastal caper that pits dreams against reality, where nothing can be taken at face value.

The last night at Tremore Beach : a novel

February 20, 2017
Santiago, Mikel, 1975- author.
©2014
310 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Spain in 2014 as La ultima noche en Tremore Beach."--Title page verso.
What starts out as an idyllic summer holiday on the Irish coast soon becomes a living nightmare with unpredictable consequences for a world-renowned composer and his family in this chilling psychological thriller. Recently divorced and in the middle of a creative crisis, Peter Harper decides to take shelter on Ireland's scenic and isolated Tremore Beach. But after he is struck by lightning after one stormy night, he begins experiencing terrible headaches and strange dreams. As the line between his dreams and reality begins to blur, Peter realizes that his bizarre dreams may be a warning of horror still to come.

The possessions : a novel

February 17, 2017
Murphy, Sara Flannery, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
354 pages ; 24 cm
"In an unnamed city, Edie works for the Elysian Society, a private service that allows grieving clients to reconnect with lost loved ones. She and her fellow workers, known as "bodies", wear the discarded belongings of the dead and swallow pills called lotuses to summon their spirits--numbing their own minds and losing themselves in the process. Edie has been with the company for five years, an unusual record. Her success is the result of careful detachment: she seeks refuge in the lotuses' anesthetic effects and avoids personal contact with her clients. But when Edie channels Sylvia, the deceased wife of Patrick Braddock, she becomes obsessed with the glamorous couple..."--Provided by publisher.

Dare to lie

February 17, 2017
McLaughlin, Jen, author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2017.
x, 323 pages ; 17 cm.
As an undercover DEA agent in the most powerful gang in Boston, Scott Donahue accepts the risks of living a double life. But when Tate Donovan, leader of the Sons of Steel Row, appoints Scotty to take his place in a bachelor's auction sponsored by his sister's sorority, he's exposed to a whole new level of danger. Even though Tate makes it very clear Skylar is off limits, when Scotty sees her, the attraction is instant. But how does he tell Skylar she's falling for a man who doesn't exist?

Jack of Hearts

February 17, 2017
Owens, Sandra, author.
©2017
276 pages ; 21 cm.
Alex Gentry doesn't scare easily. Working as an undercover FBI agent in the biker bar he and his brothers co-own, he hangs with deadly criminals in order to gather information. Danger is just part of the family business. But one thing has him terrified -- his attraction to Madison Parker, the cousin of Ramon Alonzo, son and second-in-command to a notorious drug lord.

The good daughter

February 16, 2017
Burt, Alexandra, author.
New York : Berkley, 2017.
388 pages ; 21 cm.
"What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed? Dahlia Waller's childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet, one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions. In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back to a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighboring farm, she'll learn that in her mother's world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered.."-- Provided by publisher.

In the shadow of Lakecrest

February 16, 2017
Blackwell, Elizabeth Canning, author.
Seattle, Washington : Lake Union Press, 2017.
274 pages ; 21 cm
"The year is 1928. Kate Moore is looking for a way out of the poverty and violence of her childhood. When a chance encounter on a transatlantic ocean liner brings her face-to-face with the handsome heir to a Chicago fortune, she thinks she may have found her escape--as long as she can keep her past concealed."--Cover, p. [4]

The white city

February 16, 2017
Ramqvist, Karolina, 1976- author.
©2017
161 pages ; 21 cm
First published as Vita Staden by Norstedts in 2015.
"Karin knew what she was getting herself into when she fell for John, the high-flying criminal and love of her life. But she never imagined things would turn out like this: John is now gone and the coke-filled parties, seemingly endless flow of money, and high social status she previously enjoyed have been replaced by cut telephone lines, cut heat, and cut cash. All that remains of Karin's former life is the big house he bought for her--and his daughter, the child Karin once swore she would never bring into their dangerous world. Now Karin is alone with baby Dream, and the old promise of "the family" has proved alarmingly empty. With the authorities zeroing in on organized crime, John's shady legacy is catching up with her, and the house is about to be seized. Over the course of a few nerve-wracking days, Karin is forced to take drastic measures in order to claim what she considers rightfully hers. A slow-burning psychological thriller with a sophisticated, dreamlike atmosphere, The White City is both the portrayal of one woman's struggle to pull herself up from the paralyzing depths of despair, and an unflinching examination of what it means to lose control--over your body, your life, and your fate"-- Provided by publisher.

Long time lost

February 16, 2017
Ewan, Chris, 1976- author.
©2016
455 pages ; 22 cm
"Nick Miller and his team provide a unique and highly illegal service, relocating at-risk individuals across Europe with new identities and lives. Nick excels at what he does for a reason: he himself has spent years living in the shadows under an assumed name. But when Nick steps in to prevent the attempted murder of Kate Sutherland, a witness in hiding on the Isle of Man, he triggers a chain of events with devastating consequences for everyone he protects. Nick and Kate share a common enemy in Connor Lane, a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means tearing Nick's entire network apart"--Provided by publisher.

Under the knife

February 16, 2017
Parsons, Kelly, author.
©2017
342 pages ; 25 cm
"Morgan Finney, a biotechnology tycoon, is a shy, highly intelligent but socially awkward and emotionally fragile man. When his wife, Jenny dies of complications during a surgery led by Dr. Rita Wu, Finney's grief turns to rage. He vows to kill Rita just as he believes she killed his wife. But first he will systematically destroy her life. Aided by a mysterious man named Sebastian, Finney uses advanced medical technology to brainwash Rita. He tricks her into ruining her reputation and brings her to the brink of madness. Alone, fighting for her sanity and life, Rita reaches out to ex-lover Dr. Spencer Cameron. Together they uncover Finney's horrific intentions and race to stop him"--Provided by publisher.

What you don't know : a novel

February 16, 2017
Chaney, JoAnn, author.
New York, New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.
310 pages ; 25 cm
He didn't take their lives -- but he ruined them. The final victims of an infamous serial killer may be the ones he didn't kill. Hoskins cracked the case of one of the most infamous serial killers -- and then it cracked him. He's in cold cases, as is his career. Sammie was the lead reporter who broke the story, but now she's selling makeup at the mall. She wants back on page 1. Gloria claims she was the unsuspecting wife. She didn't know a thing. And as new murders shake Denver, this is a final chance to get their lives back. "--Provided by publisher.

Holding on tighter

February 16, 2017
Black, Shayla, author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2017.
340 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Falling in deeper.
"In this seductive new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Falling in Deeper, mixing business with pleasure can be a dangerous proposition... Jolie Quinn is a woman in charge. Her no-nonsense attitude has made her a rising star in the fashion world and her brand a household name among the Dallas elite. Nothing will stop her from achieving her goals--not even the gorgeous British security contractor who seems just as interested in seeing her personal assets as he is in protecting her professional ones. After a tragedy left him broken, Heath Powell made a rule of staying unattached. But Jolie challenges him in a way he can't ignore, and he isn't used to backing down from a confrontation--especially when the reward for winning could feel so good. As passion blazes between them, the stubborn, confident beauty arouses more than his desire. She touches his heart. When a mysterious enemy threatens Jolie and her company, Heath is the only person Jolie can trust to help. But working with him to save her business might put her dangerously at risk of falling in love... MATURE CONTENT"-- Provided by publisher.

Fate of the union

February 16, 2017
Collins, Max Allan.
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2015]
305 pages ; 21 cm
"When a retired colleague dies of an apparent suicide, ex-Secret Service agent Joe Reeder knows there must be far more to the story. Why did the man leave a desperate message for Reeder moments before dying? And what could possibly make such a seasoned veteran fear for his life? FBI Special Agent Patti Rogers has a mystery of her own to solve: she's leading a task force investigating a brutal series of similar but seemingly unconnected murders across the DC area. Are they serial killings or something even more sinister? Could Reeder and Rogers be tracking down different facets of the same conspiracy? And how do the continued assassination attempts on a presidential hopeful figure into an unprecedented attack on the heart of government?"--Publisher's description.

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne enigma : a new Jason Bourne novel

February 15, 2017
Lustbader, Eric, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
420 pages ; 24 cm.
On the eve of Russian General Boris Karpov's wedding, Jason Bourne receives an enigmatic message from his old friend and fellow spymaster. In Moscow, what should be a joyous occasion turns bloody and lethal. Now Bourne is the only one who can decipher Karpov's cryptogram. He discovers that Karpov was willing to betray his Sovereign to warn Bourne of a crippling disaster about to be visited on the world. Bourne has only four days to discover the nature of the disaster and stop it. The trail Karpov has been following leads Bourne to Cairo and the doorstep of Ivan Borz, the elusive international arms dealer infamous for hiding behind a never-ending series of false identities, a man Bourne has been hunting ever since he abducted former Treadstone director Soraya Moore and her two-year-old daughter, and brutally murdered her husband.

Still life

February 15, 2017
Pettrey, Dani, author.
©2017
347 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Cold shot.
"Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright--and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart. Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit and support her best friend, who modeled for the show. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead--and the photographer insists he didn't take the shot. Worse, her friend can't be found. She immediately calls Parker for help. As Avery, Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat."--Amazon.com

The devil crept in

February 14, 2017
Ahlborn, Ania, author.
©2017
374 pages ; 21 cm
"--a small-town boy investigates the mysterious disappearance of his cousin and uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden for years. Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They're well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark's youth, he knows that, too; he's seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend. That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen...the one from years ago, found dead after also disappearing under mysterious circumstances. And then there were the animals: pets gone missing out of yards. For years, the residents of Deer Valley have murmured about these unsolved crimes...and that a killer may still be lurking around their quiet town. Now, fear is reborn--and for Stevie, who is determined to find out what really happened to Jude, the awful truth may be too horrifying to imagine"-- Provided by publisher.

What you break

February 14, 2017
Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956- author.
©2017
357 pages ; 24 cm.
"Gus Murphy series."
"Former Suffolk County cop Gus Murphy returns to prowl the meaner streets of Long Island's darkest precincts with a Russian mercenary at his back in the stunning second installment of Reed Farrel Coleman's critically acclaimed series. Gus Murphy and his girlfriend, Magdalena, are put in harm's way when Gus is caught up in the distant aftershocks of heinous crimes committed decades ago in Vietnam and Russia. Gus's ex-priest pal, Bill Kilkenny, introduces him to a wealthy businessman anxious to have someone look more deeply into the brutal murder of his granddaughter. Though the police already have the girl's murderer in custody, they have been unable to provide a reason for the killing. The businessman, Spears, offers big incentives if Gus can supply him with what the cops cannot--a motive. Later that same day, Gus witnesses the execution of a man who has just met with his friend Slava. As Gus looks into the girl's murder and tries to protect Slava from the executioner's bullet, he must navigate a minefield populated by hostile cops, street gangs, and a Russian mercenary who will stop at nothing to do his master's bidding. But in trying to solve the girl's murder and save his friend, Gus may be opening a door into a past that was best left forgotten. Can he fix the damage done, or is it true that what you break you own. forever?"-- Provided by publisher.

To catch a killer

February 13, 2017
Scarborough, Sheryl, 1951- author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2017.
320 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel" -- Dust jacket.
When Erin discovers the body of her biology teacher, she begins her own investigation into the murder of her mother when Erin was just a toddler.

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