New Arrivals · All Fiction

April 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Tracking the beast

April 27, 2016
Kisor, Henry, author.
©2016
249 pages ; 23 cm.
When the remains of three little girls turn up inside railroad hopper cars, Sheriff Steve Martinez faces a troublesome case, for the cars had sat for years on a siding deep inside his beloved Porcupine County. After Steve and his comrades do the spadework, the FBI moves in, thinking their Unsub is both rapist and murderer. But Steve believes the killer--or killers--instead hired someone to dispose of the bodies. With the help of lawmen of all kinds, including the Ontario Provincial Police, and even Detroit mobsters, Steve doggedly tracks "the Beast." This intricate police procedural, set in the wilds of Upper Michigan, features not only an exciting high-tech chase around Lake Superior but also the revival of a clever World War II deception.

Born in a burial gown : fiction aimed at the heart and the head...

April 27, 2016
Craven, Mike, author.
Kent : Caffeine Nights Publishing, 2015.
305 pages ; 20 cm
"Detective Inspector Avison Fluke is a man on the edge. He has committed a crime to get back to work, concealed a debilitating illness, and is about to be made homeless. Just as he thinks things can't get any worse, the body of a young woman is found buried on a wet, Cumbrian building site. Shot once in the back of the head, execution style, it is a cold, calculated murder. When the post-mortem reveals she has gone to significant expense in disguising her appearance, and the only clue to her identity is a strange series of numbers, Fluke knows this is no ordinary murder. With the help of a psychotic ex-Para, a gangland leader, and a woman more interested in maggots than people, Fluke must find out who she was and why she was murdered before he can even think about finding her killer. As the body count rises and his investigation takes him from poverty stricken estates to picture perfect Lake District villages, he realizes his troubles are only just beginning. Because someone, somewhere has a plan and if Fluke can't figure out what's happening, he may just be next."--provided from Amazon.com.

City of the lost

April 27, 2016
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
403 pages ; 25 cm.
"Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows this crime will catch up to her. Casey's best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana's husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it's time for the two of them to disappear again. Diana has heard of a domestic violence support town made for people like her, a town that takes in people on the run who want to shed their old lives. You must apply to live in Rockton and if you're accepted, it means walking away entirely from your old life, living off the grid in the wilds of Canada: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, no computers, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. As a murderer, Casey isn't a good candidate, but she has something they want; she's a homicide detective, and Rockton has just had its first real murder. She and Diana are in. However, soon after arriving, Casey realizes that the identity of a murderer isn't the only secret Rockton is hiding - in fact, she starts to wonder if she and Diana might be in even more danger in Rockton than they were in their old lives. An edgy, gripping crime novel from a bestselling urban fantasy writer, City of the Lost boldly announces a major new player in the crime fiction world"--Provided by publisher.

Second house from the corner

April 27, 2016
Johnson, Sadeqa, author.
©2016
437 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The incident on the bridge

April 27, 2016
McNeal, Laura, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
326 pages ; 22 cm
When Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge it looks like there is only one thing to call it and the town prepares to mourn the loss, but her sister Ted, and Fen, the new kid in town, are not convinced and they set out to figure out what happened on that bridge and find Thisbe.

Double down

April 27, 2016
Bond, Gwenda, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
382 pages ; 22 cm.
"Superman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics."
Lois Lane has settled into life in Metropolis High, with new friends and a challenging job as a junior reporter--but after a visit to the "Suicide Slum" in search of a human interest story, she finds herself and her online more-than-friend SmallvilleGuy embroiled in a mystery involving a mysterious flying man, and the dirty criminal underbelly of Metropolis.

Soldier

April 27, 2016
Kagawa, Julie, author.
©2016
380 pages ; 22 cm
Ember stands with Riley and his band of rogue dragons, instead of becoming an assassin for Talon. Meanwhile, she's lost contact with her twin brother Dante, as well as with Garret, a former-enemy soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side.

Almost infamous : a supervillain novel

April 27, 2016
Carter, Matt, 1985- author.
New York, NY : Talos Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2016.
312 pages ; 21 cm
"Eighteen year old Aidan Salt isn't a superhero. WIth his powerful (and unpredictable) telekinetic abilities he could be one if he wanted to, but he doesn't. he's unambitious, selfish, and cowardly, and he doesn't want to have to deal with all the paperwork required to become a professional superhero. But since the money, fame, and women that come with wearing the cape are appealing, he decides to become the first supervillian the world has seen in more than twenty years" -- back cover.

Fall of light

April 27, 2016
Erikson, Steven.
New York : Tor, 2016.
xix, 837 pages : maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Steven Erikson returns to the Malazan world with the second book in a dark and revelatory new epic fantasy trilogy. Fall of Light continues to tell the tragic story of the downfall of an ancient realm, a story begun in the critically acclaimed Forge of Darkness. It is a bitter winter and civil war is ravaging Kurald Galain. Urusander’s Legion prepares to march on the city of Kharkanas. The rebels’ only opposition lies scattered and weakened - bereft of a leader since Anomander’s departure in search of his estranged brother. The remaining brother, Silchas Ruin, rules in his stead. He seeks to gather the Houseblades of the Highborn families to him and resurrect the Hust Legion in the southlands, but he is fast running out of time.

Three minutes to midnight

April 27, 2016
Tata, A. J. (Anthony J.), 1959- author.
New York : Kensington Books, 2016.
345 pages ; 24 cm
It begins with the kidnapping of an Army Reserve officer on U.S. soil. Name: Captain Maeve Cassidy. Profession: Geologist specializing in natural gas drilling and fracturing. Mission: classified. Abducted less than twenty-four hours upon her return from Afghanistan, Cassidy's disappearance from a Fort Bragg compound is more than a security breach. It is the first stage of a large-scale domestic attack that few Americans could imagine--or survive… Enter Delta Force veteran Jake Mahegan. The seasoned operative is on a personal mission of vengeance, tracking down his mother's killer at a drilling site in North Carolina. When he's assigned the task of locating the geologist, he can't help but wonder if her abduction is connected to the fracking magnate he's pursuing. But when a nearby nuclear plant is attacked, and then another, in a matter of days, Mahegan knows it's no coincidence. It is a brilliantly conceived, ruthlessly orchestrated assault on our homeland that no intelligence analyst could ever foresee--or stop… When a third nuclear plant is targeted, Mahegan has no choice but to try. If he fails, our nation falls. The countdown is launched. The clock is ticking. Armageddon begins…

Tumbledown Manor

April 27, 2016
Brown, Helen, 1954- author.
©2014
291 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel"-- Cover.
"The windows rattle. The roof leaks. Every surface cries out to be stripped, painted, or polished. But for writer Lisa Trumperton, the dilapidated manor house that once belonged to her great-grandfather is far more than the sum of its battered parts. It's the chance for a new start on her own terms. The fact that it's in the Melbourne countryside of her Australian homeland, far from the deceitful ex-husband she just left behind in New York...well, that's a bonus. Lisa sets to work refurbishing Trumperton Manor, assisted by her son, his friends, and a "Gray Army" of retired handymen. But it's not just her ancestral home that's being transformed. As she trades her chic Manhattan clothes for jeans and work boots, Lisa is changing and fortifying her relationships with her family and her sense of self. There are floods, fires, and catastrophes, but there are new allies too, including a one-eyed cat, a stubborn cockatoo, and a rugged landscaper with an irresistible grin. Piece by piece, the house is pushing Lisa beyond her old limits, daring her to embrace something bigger, braver, and more rewarding than she ever dreamed."-- Back cover.

GodPretty in the tobacco field

April 27, 2016
Richardson, Kim Michele, author.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp, 2016.
278 pages ; 21 cm.
"Nameless, Kentucky, in 1969 is a hardscrabble community where jobs are few and poverty is a simple fact just like the hot Appalachian breeze or the pests that can wipe out a tobacco field in days. RubyLyn Bishop is luckier than some. Her God-fearing uncle, Gunnar, has a short fuse and high expectations, but he's given her a good home ever since she was orphaned at the age of five. Yet now, a month shy of her sixteenth birthday, RubyLyn itches for more."--Amazon.com

Magnate

April 27, 2016
Shupe, Joanna.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
xii, 338 pages ; 17 cm.
Born in the slums of Five Points, Emmett Cavanaugh climbed his way to the top of a booming steel empire and now holds court in an opulent Fifth Avenue mansion. His rise in stations, however, has done little to elevate his taste in women. He loathes the city's "high society" types, but a rebellious and beautiful blue-blood just might change all that. Elizabeth Sloane's mind is filled with more than the latest parlor room gossip. Lizzie can play the Stock Exchange as deftly as New York's most accomplished brokers--but she needs a man to put her skills to use. Emmett reluctantly agrees when the stunning socialite asks him to back her trades and split the profits. But love and business make strange bedfellows, and as their fragile partnership begins to crack, they'll discover a passion more frenzied than the trading room floor...

The adventurist

April 27, 2016
Hipps, J. Bradford, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
276 pages ; 24 cm
"In the anonymous office park of a modern software company, whip-smart software engineer Henry Hurt is a man in the middle: of life, of career, and of self-assessment. Mired in his corporate responsibilities, Henry's deathless office existence is torpedoed by losing his mother. Overcome by "the pall," Henry seeks escape in a quest for love and purpose occasioned by a crisis in his company's fortunes. Dodging an Iago-like rival, he finds love with a colleague in his department, endangers his bond with his family, and finally confronts the single urgent question of his life."--Provided by publisher.

Ain't she sweet

April 27, 2016
Force, Marie.
New York : Berkley, 2016.
309 pages ; 17 cm.
Charlotte "Charley" Abbott has gone out with every guy under thirty-five in Butler, Vermont, except for one. Tyler Westcott's attempts to date her are determined and frequent but Charley can't stand that he acts like he knows her better than she knows herself. So when Tyler turns up at the running club Charley joined to train for a marathon, she's almost ready to quit before she even gets started. Tyler knows that behind Charley's prickly personality and dismissive attitude is a sweet woman he wants in his life. And when Charley suffers an injury while training, Tyler is ready to prove that the perfect man for her has been right there all along.

All murders final!

April 27, 2016
Harris, Sherry (Mystery writer)
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2016.
viii, 338 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes garage sale tips (pages [337]-338).
When Sarah Winston started the virtual garage sale, it seemed like a keystroke of genius and the next logical step in her business. No more collapsing card tables and rainy-day washouts. But what began as a fun way to run garage sales during the long New England winter has become a nightmare of managing people and putting out fires. Online, she can avoid the crowds--but not the crazies. She certainly never bargained on dealing with frightening threats. And when a client is murdered, it's time for Sarah to swallow her pride and seek the help of her ex--C.J. Hooker, chief of police. Forging a tense alliance, they search--online and off--for the killer. But solving this crime before someone else gets tagged seems virtually impossible…

Antiques fate

April 27, 2016
Allan, Barbara.
©2016
228 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Brandy Borne's exceedingly eccentric mother, Vivian, has been invited to perform her one-woman interpretation of "the Scottish play" (sometimes called Macbeth)--with different hats for different characters--at the neighboring town of Old York's annual fête. The weekend festival celebrates the quaint village's English flavor. Brandy, sensing a possible theatrical disaster, and savvy shih tzu Sushi, sensing possible doggy treats, tag along with the scene-stealing septuagenarian. As soon as they arrive in the cozy hamlet, tragedy strikes: the theater owner drops dead onstage while giving Vivian the grand tour. That wasn't in the script and before they know it, Brandy and Vivian are entangled in a progressively perilous murder plot. Besides the cream teas and Chippendale chairs, it seems there are skeletons lurking among Old York's charming pubs and enticing antiques stalls … When a second victim turns up mysteriously murdered, the dynamic duo knows they've got to step into the spotlight. But the remorseless killer seems to be well rehearsed for the Borne girls…and won't leave even the smallest detail of their demise to fête!

Bed of lies

April 27, 2016
Ellis, Shelly.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
viii, 308 pages ; 21 cm.
Secrets and scandals are a way of life for the Murdochs of Chesterton, Virginia. But the lies that bind them may end up tearing them apart…

How to manage a marquess

April 27, 2016
MacKenzie, Sally, author.
New York : Zebra Books, 2016.
425 pages ; 17 cm
Includes bonus novella: In the spinster's bed.
Two possible futures loom before Miss Anne Davenport. The first option: sharing an unhappy home with her father and soon-to-be stepmother. The second: a life of independence at the Spinster House--if only her friend, Cat, would vacate the premises and marry the Duke of Hart. A well-placed whisper about the pair's secret tryst might speed the course of true love. But the duke's stubborn cousin poses an obstacle. A ridiculously handsome, very persuasive obstacle… Nate, Marquess of Haywood, has spent his life looking out for the duke, hoping to stave off a family curse. The only way to keep his cousin alive is to keep him single. That means convincing the intriguing Miss Davenport that her lovely lips could be put to far better use than gossiping. Kissing, for instance. In fact, Nate is beginning to hope that Miss Davenport's destiny lies not in the Spinster House at all, but with him …

Lone heart pass

April 27, 2016
Thomas, Jodi.
Don Mills, Ontario : HQN Books, c2016.
298 p. ; 25 cm.
Inheriting a run-down Texas farm, Jubilee Hamilton is determined to start a new life despite Charley Collins, the abrasive foreman she is forced to hire who is no fan of love, and the young man who needs her protection when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation.

Murder at the 42nd Street library : a mystery

April 27, 2016
Lehane, Cornelius, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
vii, 307 pages ; 22 cm
"A Thomas Dunne book."
"Murder at the 42nd Street Library opens with a murder in a second floor office of the iconic, beaux-arts flagship of the New York Public Library. Ray Ambler, the curator of the library's crime fiction collection, joins forces with NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove in hopes of bringing a murderer to justice. In his search for the reasons behind the murder, Ambler uncovers hidden--and profoundly disturbing--relationships between visitors to the library. These include a celebrated mystery writer who has donated his papers to the library's crime fiction collection, that writer's missing daughter, a New York society woman with a hidden past, and one of Ambler's colleagues at the world-famous library. Those shocking revelations lead inexorably to the tragic and violent events that follow"--Provided by publisher.

Promised to the crown

April 27, 2016
Runyan, Aimie K., author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2016]
354 pages ; 21 cm.
They are known as the filles du roi, or “King’s Daughters”—young women who leave prosperous France for an uncertain future across the Atlantic. Their duty is to marry and bring forth a new generation of loyal citizens. Each prospective bride has her reason for leaving—poverty, family rejection, a broken engagement. Despite their different backgrounds, Rose, Nicole, and Elisabeth all believe that marriage to a stranger is their best, perhaps only, chance of happiness.

The summer of me

April 27, 2016
Benson, Angela.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
339 pages ; 21 cm

Starfish moon

April 27, 2016
Kauffman, Donna, author.
©2016
327 pages ; 17 cm.
Cooper makes his way to Blueberry Cove to reconnect with Kerry, a woman with sparkling eyes and outrageous stories.

Over the plain houses

April 27, 2016
Franks, Julia, 1964- author.
©2016
271 pages ; 24 cm
A Depression-era Appalachian farm wife is branded as a witch by her fundamentalist husband when she bonds with a USDA agent who has traveled to the North Carolina mountains to instruct regional families on how to modernize their homes and farms.

Flash of fire

April 27, 2016
Buchman, M. L. (Matthew Lieber), author.
©2016.
347 pages ; 18 cm
When former Army National Guard helicopter pilot Robin Harrow joins Mount Hood Aviation, she expects to fight fires for only one season. Instead, she finds herself getting deeply entrenched with one of the most elite firefighting teams in the world. And that's before they send her on a mission that's seriously top secret, with a flight partner who's seriously hot.

A robot in the garden

April 27, 2016
Install, Deborah.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2016]
314 pages ; 21 cm
Ben's really great at failing at things-his job, taking the garbage out, and being a husband. But when he discovers a battered robot named Tang in his garden, he decides to get out of his couch-ridden comfort zone. Without a crucial bit of machinery, Tang will stop working, and Ben can't let that happen, especially since he's already alienated everyone else he cares about. Determined to achieve something for once in his life, Ben sets out to fix his new robot comrade and soon discovers that Tang might be just the thing to fix what's broken in Ben. Funny, touching, and charming, A Robot in the Garden explores what it is to be a man, a sentient being, and a friend.

Blood defense

April 27, 2016
Clark, Marcia, author.
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2016]
389 pages ; 22 cm
Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues. Sam lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star, and the defendant is a decorated veteran LAPD detective. It promises to be exactly the kind of media sensation that would establish her as a heavy hitter in the world of criminal law. Though Sam has doubts about his innocence, she and her two associates (her closest childhood friend and a brilliant ex-con) take the case. Notorious for living by her own rules and fearlessly breaking everyone else's, Samantha pulls out all the stops in her quest to uncover evidence that will clear the detective. But when a shocking secret at the core of the case shatters her personal world, Sam realizes that not only has her client been playing her, he might be one of the most dangerous sociopaths she's ever encountered.

Daughter of Albion

April 27, 2016
Tampke, Ilka, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2016.
354 pages : map ; 25 cm
"First published in Australia under the title Skin by The Text Publishing Company"--Title page verso.

Someone like you

April 27, 2016
Gracen, Jennifer, author.
New York : Zebra Books, 2016.
viii, 326 pages ; 18 cm
"The Harrisons"--T.p.

That darkness

April 27, 2016
Black, Lisa, 1963- author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2016.
308 pages ; 22 cm
Cleveland Police Department forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner investigates a female teenaged victim that no one has reported missing, and a killer with a unique sense of justice.

New charity blues

April 27, 2016
Griep, Camille, 1977- author.
©2016
275 pages ; 21 cm
In the wake of a devastating plague, two communities emerge as bastions of survival. One is called the City, and its people scrabble for scraps in the wasteland. The other, New Charity, enjoys the bounty of its hydroelectric dam and refuses City denizens so much as a drop of precious water. When City-dweller Cressyda inherits her father’s ranch within New Charity, she becomes intent on opening the dam to all—no matter the cost. But when Syd reunites with her old best friend, Casandra, a born seer and religious acolyte, she realizes that her plans could destroy the fragile lives they’ve built in order to survive. What’s more, the strange magic securing the dam’s operations could prove deadly if disturbed. Yet when Syd discovers evidence that her father might have been murdered, she is more determined than ever to exact revenge on New Charity’s corrupt. Pitted against Cas, as well as her own family, Syd must decide how to secure the survival of both settlements without tipping them over the brink to utter annihilation. In this intense and emotional reimagining of the Trojan War epic, two women clash when loyalty, identity, community, and family are all put to the ultimate test.

Genius : a novel

April 27, 2016
Rayfiel, Thomas, 1958- author.
Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/ Northwestern University Press, 2016.
230 pages ; 23 cm
Kara Bell spent her youth plotting escape from Witch's Falls, Arkansas. Relentless focus and the spurning of all emotional attachment led to the doctoral program in philosophy at Columbia University. But Kara's careful plans are upended by cancer, and suddenly she is home again, where she finds herself subject to her mother's suffocating care, her brother's puzzling love life, the local doctor's meddling, and the strong gravitational pull of her old friend and obsession, Christy Lee.

A million dollar love : a novel

April 27, 2016
Starr, London.
Royalty Publishing House, 2015.
367 pages ; 23 cm

A million dollar love : book 2

April 27, 2016
Starr, London.
Royalty Publishing House, 2015.
217 pages ; 23 cm

A million dollar love, : book 3

April 27, 2016
Starr, London.
Royalty Publishing House, 2015.
273 pages ; 23 cm

Ileeria : the chosen one series book 1

April 27, 2016
Wilson, LaToya, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [2015]
ii, 180 pages ; 23 cm.
"Chosen One Series, volume 1."
"Good witch, Ileeria Madias, leads a willing, solitary existence broken up by few distractions and nurtures a damaged, soul link from being forced to live without her soul mate, Alex Foster, who's married to someone else. Until all hell breaks loose. She'll have to take her rightful place as the Fates' Chosen One in an ancient war with Alex as her guide to master the powerful magic inside of her while learning to curb her impulsive disorder to run, and save the world from more than just the devil's son."--Page [4] of cover.

Ileeria's dark passenger : the chosen one series, book 2

April 27, 2016
Wilson, LaToya, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [2015]
iii, 161 pages ; 23 cm.
"Chosen One Series, volume 2."
"Ileeria, the three Fates' Chosen One, has a penchant for cursing and running away. True to form, she disappears just before the zenith war after managing to push away Alex, her guide, and lose her dark passenger in the process. After clipping the link between her and her married, fated-mate's souls, she becomes hell-bent on being just as self-destructive as her evil entity is destructive. The devastation they're determined to cause may take down everyone on the planet."--Page [4] of cover.

Love bomb

April 26, 2016
McLachlan, Jenny, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
201 pages ; 22 cm
In her late mother's letters, quirky fifteen-year-old Betty finds support as she deals with her first crush, her father's new girlfriend, and changing friendships.

The taming of the Drew

April 26, 2016
Strohm, Stephanie Kate, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2016]
295 pages ; 22 cm
Cass McKay has been called stubborn, temperamental, difficult, and that word that rhymes with witchy more times than she cares to count. But that's all about to pay off. She has finally landed the role she was born to play--Kate, in The Taming of the Shrew in the summer apprentice program of a renowned Shakespeare theater company in the forests of Vermont. But Cass can barely lace up her corset before her troubles begin. Her leading man, Drew, is a complete troll, and he's going to ruin Cass's summer. Even worse, Cass's bunkmate Amy has somehow fallen head over heels for Drew. Cass can't let Amy throw herself at a total jerk, so she comes up with a genius plan to give Drew the personality makeover he so desperately needs: they'll tame Drew just as Petruchio tames Kate! But as Shakespeare's classic plays out offstage, Cass finds it harder and harder to resist falling for Drew herself. --adapted from book jacket.

The lonely ones

April 26, 2016
Sutton, Kelsey, author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2016].
227 pages ; 22 cm
The stress of her father's job loss causes Fain to feel invisible at home and in her new school, but she escapes with the monsters of her imagination until a family crisis and a human friend cause her to reconsider.

Great Falls

April 26, 2016
Watkins, Steve, 1954- author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
245 pages ; 22 cm
Shane has always worshiped his big brother, Jeremy. But three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken their toll, and the easy-go-lucky brother Shane knew has been replaced by a surly drunk who carries his loaded 9mm with him everywhere and lives in the basement because he can't face life with his wife and two small children. When Jeremy shows up after Shane's football game and offers to take him to the family cabin overnight, Shane goes along to both to get away from a humiliation on the field and to keep an eye on Jeremy, who's AWOL from his job at Quantico and seems to have a shorter fuse than ever. But as the camping trip turns into a days-long canoe trip down the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, Shane realizes he's in way over his head and has no idea how to persuade Jeremy to return home and get the help he needs before it's too late.

Wild swans

April 26, 2016
Spotswood, Jessica, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2016]
295 pages ; 21 cm
Ivy, seventeen, wants to break the cycle of the Milbourn women, who lead dazzling lives and die young, but when the mother who abandoned her returns home, Ivy's world is shattered.

Sleeping giants

April 26, 2016
Neuvel, Sylvain, 1973- author.
©2016
304 pages ; 25 cm.
"17 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. Today: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. A swift and spellbinding tale told almost exclusively through transcriptions of interviews conducted by a mysterious and unnamed character, this is a unique debut that describes a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts"--Provided by publisher.

A buccaneer at heart

April 26, 2016
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, [2016]
411 pages ; 25 cm
Includes excerpt from: The daredevil snared (pages 393-411).
"Wanting to settle down after a decade of captaining diplomatic and covert missions for the crown, Captain Robert Frobisher takes a final assignment in West Africa gathering information against a slaver camp, where he falls for a woman trying to find and rescue her missing brother." --Publisher

The rose and the dagger

April 26, 2016
Ahdieh, Renée, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
416 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her in an attempt to break Khalid's curse, save the empire, and reunite with her one true love.

Night the rich men burned

April 26, 2016
Mackay, Malcolm, 1982- author.
©2014
ix, 339 pages ; 25 cm
"Oliver Peterkinney and Alex Glass, two friends from Glasgow's desperate fringes, become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades: debt collection. While one rises quickly through the ranks, the other falls prey to the industry's addictive lifestyle, accumulating steep debts of his own. Meanwhile, the three most powerful rivals in the business--Marty Jones, ruthless pimp; Potty Cruickshank, member of the old guard; and Billy Patterson, brutal newcomer--vie for prominence. And now Peterkinney, young and darkly ambitious, is beginning to make himself known. Before long, violence will spill out onto the streets, as those at the top make deadly attempts to out-maneuver one another for a bigger share of the spoils. Peterkinney and Glass will find themselves at the very center of this war; as the pressure builds, each will find their actions--and inactions--coming back to haunt them. But it is those they love who will suffer most."--Publisher's description.

Redemption road

April 26, 2016
Hart, John, 1965- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
417 pages ; 25 cm
"Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free. But for how long? And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, the unthinkable has just happened... This is a town on the brink. This is a Redemption road."-- Provided by publisher.

Every bride has her day

April 26, 2016
Austin, Lynnette, 1949-
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2016]
413 pages ; 17 cm.

Jane Two : a novel

April 26, 2016
Flanery, Sean Patrick, author.
©2016
288 pages ; 24 cm
"A coming of age debut novel from accomplished actor, director, and writer Sean Patrick Flanery explores that powerful first taste of love that sets the bar for something that we'll chase, usually unsuccessfully, for the rest of our lives. A young Mickey navigates through the dense Texas humidity of the 70's and out onto the porch every single time his Granddaddy calls him, where he's presented with the heirloom recipe for life, love, and manhood. But all the logic and insight in the world cannot prepare him to operate correctly in the presence of a wonderfully beautiful little girl who moves in just behind his rear fence. How will this magical moment divide Mickey's life into a "before and after" and permanently change his motion and direct it down the unpaved road to which only a lucky few are granted access?"-- Provided by publisher.

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