New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Fiction

July 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Deadfall

July 21, 2017
Fairstein, Linda A., author.
[New York] : Penguin Audio, [2017]
10 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Barbara Rosenblat.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Hunting a killer within New York's urban jungle becomes the biggest case of Alexandra Cooper's career in New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein's latest unputdownable thriller. A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking drive-by murder of an important city employee--someone Alex has worked with for years--the trio must discover who the bigger snake is: the killer or the victim. Investigations into the death provide more questions than answers, as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From bribes to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to behind closed doors in government buildings, Alex will have her work cut out for her if she wants to uncover the truth--and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served. -- Provided by publisher.

The lying game

July 21, 2017
Ware, Ruth, author.
℗2017
11 audio discs (approximately 13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Imogen Church.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa's dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, she discovers it's not a stick at all but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels.

Every last lie

July 20, 2017
Kubica, Mary, author.
℗2017
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Carly Robins and Graham Hamilton.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Clara Solberg's world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident, until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon.

The breakdown

July 19, 2017
Paris, B. A., author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Georgia Maguire.
Title from web page.
"Includes a bonus interview with an author"--Container.
"Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside--the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped. But since then, she's been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn't have a baby. The only thing she can't forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. Or the silent calls she's receiving, or the feeling that someone's watching her..."-- Provided by publisher.

Never trust a stranger

July 17, 2017
Monroe, Mary.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2017.
9 audio discs (10 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts, Robin Eller, and Sean Crisden.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Taking incrementally greater risks to pursue the love and excitement they have always craved, best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley are drawn in by the fantasy life of seemingly kind and responsible trucker Calvin, whose talented sexual healing leads to the revelation of a deadly secret.

The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel

July 17, 2017
Roy, Arundhati, author, narrator.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2017]
13 audio discs (16.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
An intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent. The tale begins with Anjum--who used to be Aftab--unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her--including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo's landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs' Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi.

The late show

July 14, 2017
Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Katherine Moennig.
Unabridged.
"Introducing detective Renée Ballard"--Container.
Renée Ballard catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, Ballard works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night.

Dark rites

July 14, 2017
Graham, Heather, author.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Luke Daniels.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A series of bizarre assaults is mystifying Boston police: an unknown attacker is viciously beating random strangers and leaving a note quoting an old warning about witchcraft. Professor Alex Maple was one of the victims, and now he's gone missing. Vickie Preston is certain that someone has taken her friend for malicious purposes, and she's grateful to have Special Agent Griffin Pryce and the FBI's elite Krewe of Hunters on her side.

Down a dark road

July 14, 2017
Castillo, Linda, author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
When a kidnapper releases Kate Burkholder unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, Kate begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.

A hiss before dying

July 12, 2017
Brown, Rita Mae, author.
℗2017
10 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Kate Forbes.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia--and all the traditions of the changing seasons are under way. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen cleans her cupboards, her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead, and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body. Disturbingly, it's the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated--until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past. The echoes of the Shot Heard Round the World pale in comparison to the dangerous shootout Harry narrowly escapes unscathed. Next time, it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harry's furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, they'll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost--and right an injustice buried since the early days of America's independence.

The gunslinger

July 12, 2017
King, Stephen, 1947- author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by George Guidall.
Compact discs.
Roland Deschain pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea. He is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange singlemindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape.

Sin of a woman

July 10, 2017
Roby, Kimberla Lawson.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, 2017.
6 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Maria Howell.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Raven Black is bouncing back after her very public divorce from Dillon. He's done everything he can to discredit her, but she's learned from her mistakes and him. In fact, she's become her ex-husband in more ways than one and is slowly but surely leading those connected to her down a terrible path of destruction. Playing with the lives of innocent people has dire consequences, the kind that Raven won't see coming.

Gwendy's button box

July 10, 2017
King, Stephen, 1947- author.
©2017 ℗2017
3 audio discs (2 hr., 30 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Maggie Siff.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong, if time-rusted, iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside. Then one day when Gwendy gets to the top of Castle View, after catching her breath and hearing the shouts of kids on the playground below, a stranger calls to her. There on a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small, neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat.

Two nights : a novel

July 7, 2017
Reichs, Kathy, author.
New York : Random House Audio ; [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2017]
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Coleen Marlo with Kim Mai Guest.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"A childhood spent in a dangerous cult left Sunday Night with a bone-deep instinct for survival that's kept her alive into adulthood but left her mostly friendless. Forced into early retirement from the police force due to an injury, Sunnie retreats from an outside world she doesn't trust and sees little use for, until a wealthy woman contacts her with a plea: her teenage granddaughter has been missing since the day of a bombing near a Jewish school. Suspecting the work of religious extremists, she believes Sunnie's unique first-hand experience may make her the ideal woman to track down the girl and bring her captors to justice. As much as Sunnie would rather stay isolated, she won't turn her back on an innocent life in jeopardy -- not when her haunted past cries out for her to take action"--Provided by publisher.

Some kind of hero

July 7, 2017
Brockmann, Suzanne, author.
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, [2017]
11 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bahni Turpin & Patrick Lawlor.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
"Former Navy SEAL Peter "Grunge" Greene's lonely but comfortable life is upended when his longtime ex-girlfriend unexpectedly dies in a car crash, leaving him sole custody of their 15-year-old daughter, Maddie. They move to San Diego to start a new life together, but Maddie quickly falls in with the wrong crowd and soon goes completely AWOL. New to town with no one to turn to, Peter is frantic to track down his daughter and accepts help from his beautiful and surprisingly resourceful neighbor, Shayla Whitman. A romance writer and single stay-at-home mom, Shayla deeply empathizes with Peter's predicament, and a bond quickly grows between them over their shared experiences as parents but blossoms into much more. As things heat up between Peter and Shayla, it's a race against time for Peter and the Troubleshooters team to find Maddie before she makes a mistake she'll forever regret" --Provided by publisher.

The Painted Queen [sound recording] : an Amelia Peabody novel of suspense

July 7, 2017
Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013.
New York : Harper Audio, 2017.
11 audio discs (13 1/4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Barbara Rosenblat.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Egypt, 1912. Amelia Peabody and her dashing archeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti and Amelia finds herself the target of assassins.

Do not become alarmed [sound recording] : a novel

July 5, 2017
Meloy, Maile, author, narrator.
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Penguin Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"From a beloved, award-winning writer, the much-anticipated novel about what happens when two families go on a tropical vacation--and the children go missing. When Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. The children--two eleven-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and a six-year-old--love the nonstop buffet and the independence they have at the Kids' Club. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther and farther from the ship's safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. What follows is a riveting, revealing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the once-happy parents--now turning on one another and blaming themselves--try to recover their children and their lives. Celebrated for her ability to write vivid, spare, moving fiction, Maile Meloy shows how quickly the life we count on can fall away, and how a crisis changes everyone's priorities. The fast-paced, gripping plot of Do Not Become Alarmed carries with it an insightful, provocative examination of privilege, race, guilt, envy, the dilemmas of modern parenthood, and the challenge of living up to our own expectations"-- Provided by publisher.

The little French bistro [sound recording] : a novel

July 5, 2017
George, Nina, 1973- author.
℗2017
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Emma Bering.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as "the end of the world". Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life's small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it's never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along.

Beach house for rent

June 30, 2017
Monroe, Mary Alice, author, narrator.
℗2017
10 audio discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
When Cara Rutledge rents out her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Wyatt for the entire summer, it's a win-win by any standard. Cara generates income necessary to keep husband Brett's ecotourism boat business afloat, and anxiety-prone Heather, a young artist, has a quiet space in which to work. It isn't long, however, before both women's idyllic summers are altered irrevocably. When Cara's life reels with sudden tragedy, she wishes only to return to the beach house that had once been her port amidst life's storms. Heather refuses to budge from her newfound sanctuary, and so begins the unlikeliest of rooming situations. While they start out as strangers, as everything around the women falls apart they learn that the only thing they can really rely on is each other.

The child

June 30, 2017
Barton, Fiona, author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2017]
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mandy Williams, Rosalyn Landor with a full cast.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
As journalist Kate Waters investigates the discovery of a tiny skeleton in a gentrifying section of London, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier.

Kiss Carlo [Audiobook CD]

June 27, 2017
Trigiani, Adriana, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
13 audio discs (16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Edoardo Ballerini.
Compact discs.
It's 1949 in south Philadelphia. Diligent, hard-working, and proud, the Palazzinis have built a solid life for themselves and their three sons. Now that World War II is over, their sons, each one a decorated veteran, have returned home to the family cab company, to rejoin their world as it was before they left. But their future and fortunes are forever changed by a telegram, and the nephew who delivers it.

Magpie murders

June 27, 2017
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2017].
13 audio discs (15 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Allan Corduner and Samantha Bond.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.

Wired : a novel

June 27, 2017
Garwood, Julie, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (10 hr., 7 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Saskia Maarleveld.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Allison Trent is a computer genius recruited to work for the FBI. She is finding it difficult to keep her guard up around FBI agent Liam Scott. After a year in the bureau, someone has stolen the program Allison set up. Will they find who did it and still keep their hearts?

The silent corner : a novel of suspense

June 26, 2017
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
℗2017
12 audio discs (14 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for, but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, no matter what.People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important, so terrifying that they will exterminate anyone in their way.But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless, and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.

The fourth monkey

June 26, 2017
Barker, J. D. (Jonathan Dylan), 1971-
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2017.
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and Graham Winton.
Title from disc label.
"A novel"
For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own. With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer's identity remains a mystery. Time is running out and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave.

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