New Arrivals · All Fiction

August 14, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The patron saint of lost souls

August 13, 2018
Praag, Menna van, author.
London : Allison & Busby, 2018.
350 pages ; 20 cm.
"Jude is the owner of a rather special antiques shop in Cambridge. She finds all of the joy in her life matching people with the special something that they are missing, a talisman that will help bring them just what their heart most desires. Although Jude's life is certainly not overflowing with the love she would wish for... When she 'inherits' a niece that she never knew existed, doubling her meagre family overnight, life is set to get a lot less empty and a lot more interesting. Viola is on a quest for perfection and the top job of Head Chef at one of Cambridge's most prestigious restaurants to the exclusion of all else. When her path continues to cross that of widower and food historian Mathieu, she starts to see that there's a lot to life beyond the kitchen that she's been missing out on"--Provided by publisher.

The looking glass

August 13, 2018
McNally, Janet (Janet M.) author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2018]
325 pages ; 22 cm
A copy of Grimms' Fairy Tales sends Sylvie, a sixteen-year-old ballerina-in-training, in search of her runaway older sister amid strange happenings, such as a woman leaving a shoe behind while running.

A respectable woman

August 13, 2018
Bavin, Susanna.
London, England : Allison & Busby, 2018.
446 pages ; 23 cm.
"After losing her family in the Great War, Nell is grateful to marry Stan Hibbert, believing she can recapture a sense of family with him. But five years on, she is just another back-street housewife, making every penny do the work of tuppence and performing miracles with scrag-end. When she discovers that Stan is leading a double-life, she runs away to make a fresh start. Two years later, in 1924, Nell has carved out a fulfilling new life for herself and her young children in Manchester, where her neighbours believe she is a respectable widow and a talented machinist. But the past is hard to run from and Nell must fight to protect the life she has made for herself and her children."--Publisher's description.

His favorites : a novel

August 13, 2018
Walbert, Kate, 1961- author.
©2018
149 pages ; 20 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"They were on a lark, three teenaged girls speeding across the greens on a zborrowedy golf cart, at night, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her and enrolls at a prestigious boarding school. Her past weighs on her. She is responsible for the death of her best friend. She has tipped her parents’ rocky marriage into demise. She is ready to begin again, far away from the accident. Taut, propulsive and devastating, His Favorites reveals the interior life of a young woman determined to navigate the treachery in a new world. Told from her perspective many years later, the story cooly describes a series of shattering events and the system that failed to protect her." -- Publisher annotation.

The man who couldn't miss : a Stewart Hoag mystery

August 13, 2018
Handler, David, 1952- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
240, 9 pages ; 24 cm.
"In the next novel in David Handler's Edgar award-winning series, Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag and his beloved basset hound, Lulu, investigate a murder in a fabled Connecticut summer playhouse. Hollywood ghostwriter Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag has chronicled the rise, fall, and triumphant return of many a celebrity. At last he's enjoying his own, very welcome second act. After hitting a creative slump following the success of his debut novel, Hoagy has found inspiration again. Ensconced with his faithful but cowardly basset hound, Lulu, on a Connecticut farm belonging to his ex-wife, Oscar-winning actress Merilee Nash, he's busy working on a new novel. He's even holding out hope that he and Merilee might get together again. Life is simple and fulfilling--which of course means it's time for complications to set in"-- Provided by publisher.

Noumenon infinity

August 13, 2018
Lostetter, Marina J., author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
563 pages ; 21 cm

Our homesick songs : a novel

August 13, 2018
Hooper, Emma, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
326 pages ; 22 cm
From Emma Hooper, critically acclaimed author of Etta and Otto and Russell and James, a People magazine "Pick of the Week," comes a lyrical, charming, and mystical story of a family on the edge of extinction, and the different way each of them fights to keep hope, memory, and love alive.

Pretty things

August 13, 2018
Despentes, Virginie, 1969- author.
©1998
217 pages; 21 cm
"Les jolies choses by Virginie Despentes was originally published in France by Editions Grasset & Fasquelle in 1998"--Title page verso.
"Copyright (c) 1998 by Editions Grasset & Fasquelle"--ECIP galley.
"A woman convinces her sister, who has a beautiful voice, to pretend they are the same person so she can become famous. After she suddenly commits suicide, the remaining sister continues to use, and learn about, her dead sister's identity."-- Provided by publisher.

Relic

August 13, 2018
Foster, Alan Dean, 1946- author.
New York : Del Rey, [2018]
305 pages ; 24 cm
"The last known human searches the galaxy for companionship in a new adventure novel from the legendary author of the Pip & Flinx series. Ruslan is the last surviving human being in the entire universe. Saved by a species of friendly aliens, Ruslan is forced to live life as an artifact of history, paying a lonely homage to a once-proud race that spanned the stars. Now, with the weight of his near-extinct species pressing down on him, Ruslan embarks on an epic journey of adventure, heartbreak, and danger"-- Provided by publisher.

The sapphire widow : a novel

August 13, 2018
Jefferies, Dinah, 1948- author.
New York : Crown, 2018.
354 pages ; 24 cm
Louisa Reeve, the daughter of a successful British gem trader, and her husband Elliot, a charming, thrill-seeking businessman, seem like the couple who have it all. Except what they long for more than anything: a child. While Louisa struggles with miscarriages, Elliot is increasingly absent, spending much of his time at a nearby cinnamon plantation, overlooking the Indian ocean. After his sudden death, Louisa is left alone to solve the mystery he left behind. Revisiting the plantation at Cinnamon Hills, she finds herself unexpectedly drawn towards the owner Leo, a rugged outdoors man with a chequered past. The plantation casts a spell, but all is not as it seems. And when Elliot's shocking betrayal is revealed, Louisa has only Leo to turn to.

The secret of the Irish castle

August 13, 2018
Montefiore, Santa, 1970- author.
©2017
464, 6 pages : genealogical tables ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: The daughters of Ireland.
Includes extras, such as an interview with the author.
Ireland, early 1939. Much has changed for the Deverill family and a new generation is waiting in the wings. But eyes are once again turning towards Europe where the storm clouds of war are building. In Dublin, Martha Wallace's feelings of rejection have turned, . in an instant, to happiness. Martha came home from America, desperate to track down her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP, scion of the Deverill family. Bridie Doyle has come a long way from her humble roots. Now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, she is determined to make the splendid surroundings her home. Her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And, as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple begin to question his true identity. Kitty Deverill believed that life with her husband Robert and their two children was her destiny, until the return of Jack O'Leary, her first love, as irresistible to her now as he was when they met, years before. But this time Jack's heart belongs elsewhere ...

The story of H : a novel

August 13, 2018
Perezagua, Marina, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
xviii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
In the wake of the inferno unleashed over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, two stories unfold: that of Jim, an American soldier when the bomb dropped, and H, a mere schoolgirl at the time. Both victims of the bomb, the two cross paths by chance years later and fall in love. Together they continue Jim's ongoing search for Yoro, the little girl who disappeared while under Jim's care those many years ago.

Sweet little lies : a novel

August 13, 2018
Frear, Caz, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
344 pages ; 24 cm

The devoted : a novel

August 13, 2018
Hurley, Blair, author.
New York ; London : W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.
x, 310 pages ; 22 cm
"Nicole has become sexually and emotionally entangled with her mentor. To break free, she must retrace her entire life's journey--from her strict Irish Catholic upbringing to her drug-fueled year as a teenage runaway. Even as she reinvents herself in New York City, her master's intoxicating voice pursues her, whispering dangerously in her ear. Somehow, he knows everything. The Devoted asks what it takes, and what you'll sacrifice, to find enlightenment" --Provided by publisher.

Fogland Point

August 13, 2018
Burgess, Douglas R., Jr., author.
©2018
277 pages : 23 cm
"David Hazard wanted nothing more than to forget his renegade family and the foggy New England village 'on the wrong side' of Narragansett Bay where he grew up. When sudden tragedy brings him back to Little Compton to care for his grandmother during her struggle with dementia, he discovers her fragile memories may hold the key to a bizarre mystery half a century old -- and perhaps to the sudden and brutal murder right next door. Once Chief of Police Billy Dyer names her as a witness, Grandma Maggie's recollections become vital. But can they be trusted, especially in a town where everyone has a secret, including David himself? The investigation stalls. Then eccentric millionaire Marcus Rhinegold's yacht disappears into the fog, bodies begin to wash ashore, and Maggie's stories come vividly to life, setting off a chain of events both horrifying and hauntingly familiar. Puritans, gun-runners, Mafiosi, and a rogues' gallery from past and present converge in the mists of the bay, challenging Billy with layers of deception. On Christmas Eve, he enlists David in a daring move to uncover the many truths surrounding Fogland Point." -- From publisher's description.

The Dante connection

August 13, 2018
Ryan, Estelle, author.
[North Charleston, South Carolina] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], 2013.
359 pages ; 21 cm
"Despite her initial disbelief, Doctor Genevieve Lenard discovers that she is the key that connects stolen works of art, ciphers and sinister threats. Betrayed by the people who called themselves her friends, Genevieve throws herself into her insurance investigation job with autistic single-mindedness. When hacker Francine appears beaten and bloodied on her doorstep, begging for her help, Genevieve is forced to get past the hurt of her friends' abandonment and team up with them to find the perpetrators. Little does she know that it will take her on a journey through not one, but two twisted minds to discover the true target of their mysterious messages. It will take all her personal strength and knowledge as a nonverbal communications expert to overcome fears that could cost not only her life, but the lives of many others"--Page [4] of cover.

Blind kiss : a novel

August 13, 2018
Carlino, Renée, author.
New York : Atria Paperback, [2018]
322 pages ; 21 cm
Penny spends her afternoons sitting outside a sandwich shop, surrounded by ghosts. Fourteen years ago, this shop was her childhood dance studio--and she was a dancer on the rise. Now she's a suburban housewife, dreading the moment her son departs for MIT, leaving her with an impeccably decorated McMansion and a failing marriage. She had her chance at wild, stars-in-her-eyes happiness, but that was a lifetime ago. After The Kiss. Before The Decision.

Penelope Lemon : game on!

August 13, 2018
Majors, Inman, author.
©2018
221 pages ; 23 cm

The tale of the missing man : a novel

August 13, 2018
Ehateśāma, Mañzūra, 1948- author.
©2018
265 pages ; 23 cm
A refreshingly playful novel, it explores modern Muslim life in the wake of the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan. Zamir Ahmad Khan suffers from a mix of alienation, guilt, and postmodern anxiety that defies diagnosis. His wife abandons him to his reflections about his childhood, writing, ill-fated affairs, and his hometown, Bhopal, as he attempts to unravel the lies that brought him to his current state (while weaving new ones).

Promises and primroses

August 13, 2018
Kilpack, Josi S., author.
©2018
322 pages ; 22 cm.
"When Elliott Mayfield undertakes a 'marriage campaign' to see his wayward nieces and nephews securely married, he has no idea it will lead to a reunion with his own lost love. Peter, his eldest nephew, also finds a new love with his daughters' governess after his wife's untimely passing" --Provided by the publisher.

Addicted to a dirty south thug

August 13, 2018
Shan (Myss Shan), author.
©2018
263 pages ; 21 cm
Khian 'Khi' Prince is a certified boss with what seems to be the weight of the world on his shoulders. His brother Daelan 'Dae' Prince is the ultimate bad boy with pretty-boy looks and a no-nonsense type of attitude. Kaedee Prince is known in the streets because of his brothers, but he's also known in the courtroom as one not to be messed with - he and his wife Deonna run the most sought-after law firm in the city. When her ex shows up, Deonna finds herself in love with two men. She's forced to choose, but when that decision lands someone in a grave, are the Prince brothers ready for a war?

Against the claw

August 13, 2018
Randall, Shari, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2018.
325 pages ; 18 cm.
When Allie finds the body of a young woman while out on her aunt's lobster boat, she investigates after the police are unable even to identify the dead beauty.

As wide as the sky

August 13, 2018
Pack, Jessica, author.
©2018
247 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes a reading group guide.
"Five a.m.: Amanda Mallorie wakes to the knowledge that her son Robbie is gone. And a new chapter of her own life must begin. She has spent four years as her son's only support, desperately trying to understand the actions that landed him on death row and to change his fate. Now Amanda faces an even more difficult task--finding a way, and a reason, to move forward with her own life." -- Back cover.

Avalanche

August 13, 2018
Lackey, Mercedes, writer, editor, creator.
Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2018.
685 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Baen Books original"--T.p. verso.
"Ultima Thule has been destroyed but not before destroying Metis. The Metisians that escaped the destruction of their secret city must find somewhere safe without getting snapped up by various world governments. Now attacks are happening all over the Earth. The heroes of ECHO and CCCP have to save the world but first, they have to save each other. And the avalanche has begun"--Provided by publisher.

Bikes, toys & hot boyz

August 13, 2018
Woods, Genesis, author.
©2018
361 pages ; 21 cm.
"For sisters Diem, Drea, and Ophelia, coming from the same bloodline as Julian "Knight" Hart meant that the legacy of their motorcycle club, Hart's Angels, must continue to live up to his expectations. Although the sisters are as different as night and day, they were taught by their father that it's always family over everything."--Back cover.

The court dancer

August 13, 2018
Sin, Kyŏng-suk, author.
©2018
364 pages ; 24 cm
Based on a true story.
"Based on a remarkable true story, the life of Yi Jin, an orphan who would fall under the affections of the Empress and become a jewel in the late Joseon Court. When a novice French diplomat arrives for an audience with the Emperor, he is enraptured by the Joseon Dynasty's magnificent culture, then at its zenith. But all fades away when he sees Yi Jin perform the delicate traditional Dance of the Spring Oriole. Though well aware that women of the court belong to the palace, the young diplomat confesses his love to the Emperor, and gains permission for Yi Jin to accompany him back to France." --Back cover.

A dark and twisting path

August 13, 2018
Buckley, Julia, 1964- author.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2018.
290 pages ; 18 cm.
Lena's best friend, Allison, is in a panic. On a walk in the woods by her home, Allison discovers the body of her mail carrier, an argumentative man who recently had a falling out with Allison's husband. Lena quickly realizes that Allison has nothing to worry about as the murder weapon points to a different suspect altogether: Lena's embattled boyfriend, Sam West.

Death over easy

August 13, 2018
Day, Maddie, author.
©2018
viii, 278 pages ; 17 cm
"Includes recipes for you to try!"--Page 4 of cover.
During the annual Brown County Bluegrass Festival, country store and café owner Robbie Jordan must help a group of banjo players clear their names in the murder of a performer with the help of an unexpected partner.

The edge of hell

August 13, 2018
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2014
312 pages ; 17 cm
A beautiful woman, a powerful Mexican rancher, and an exotic new breed of cattle come to John Slaughter's San Bernardino Valley ranch, along with the prospect of making a small fortune. While Slaughter's men are out keeping the peace in Tombstone, an act of betrayal turns up the heat under his own roof, and a killer is stalking Slaughter's wealthy Mexican guest. Indians suddenly savagely attack Slaughter's ranch, but it is only the first shot in a bigger, blazing Arizona bloodbath. The real enemy is coming next: armed to the teeth, driven by vengeance, and deep into a killing spree that only John Slaughter alone can stop. --Amazon.

Last call

August 13, 2018
Abbott, Allyson K., author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2018]
357 pages ; 17 cm
"Includes drink recipes!"--Cover.
Fresh off solving a murder that hit too close to home, Mack's trust is shattered. But when Milwaukee police detective Duncan Albright asks for her help with a shooting, she can't resist using her extra-perceptive senses to benefit others. It turns out the victim was the ruthless businessman their friend Mal was investigating undercover. And now Mal is missing--and his fingerprints are on the gun. Was his cover blown, forcing him into hiding? Or could he be a straight-up killer on the run? Mack doesn't know what to believe anymore--except her own gut, which leads her to secret rooms, shocking revelations . . . and the fear that this could be her final round. --Amazon.

Legion of fire

August 13, 2018
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2018
vi, 361 pages ; 18 cm
When Luke Jensen traps fugitive Ben Craddock in Arapaho Springs, he's ready to collect on his bounty. But the job's not done--not by a long shot. A raid by a savage gang known as the Legion of Fire has left the peaceful settlement looted, burned to the ground, and the ashes scoured for female hostages--including the marshal's daughter. For Luke this is more than a hunt. It's now a rescue. And with Craddock busted out of jail and thrown in with the gang, it's also revenge. Wrangling a small posse, Luke heads for the Legion's hideout in the Kansas badlands. Outnumbered, they can't risk an ambush. Instead, it's going to take cutthroat cunning for the outlaws of the Legion of Fire to go down in flames--one by one.

A Love for Leah

August 13, 2018
Lillard, Amy, author.
©2018
viii, 327 pages ; 18 cm
Independent-minded Leah Gingerich has always been outspoken. And even though she is now a progressive Mennonite, she's rediscovering the joys of family traditions back in her Amish hometown. Yet she can't help but clash with her handsome new Amish neighbor, Jamie Stoltzfus. He's too hard-headed and old-line to see that his traumatized young nephew, Peter, needs faith and help--or that a woman who stands up to him may be what he needs to heal. After a devastating tragedy, Jamie moved to Pontotoc with his nephew for a fresh start. Holding fast to his beliefs is the only way he feels he can aid Peter--and himself. But somehow, Leah's freethinking ways and feisty challenges are sparking a happiness he's never felt before. Soon, Jamie can't imagine his life without her. But are their differences ultimately too great to overcome--or can love bridge their way to a future together?

99 lies

August 13, 2018
Vincent, Rachel, author.
©2018
403 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to : 100 hours.
Getting kidnapped over spring break was definitely memorable. But now that the surviving hostages are home, they want life to feel normal again: high school, dating, million-dollar galas. But there's no escaping the spotlight--or the truth about the ways they betrayed each other in the jungle. And this time, the real threat isn't kidnappers--it's what the "friends" might do to each other. Told from alternating perspectives, the high-stakes follow-up to 100 Hours delivers an explosive mix of nonstop action and romance as a group of Miami teens discovers that lies are nowhere near as dangerous as the truth.

Maiden voyage : a Titanic story

August 13, 2018
Jane, Sarah, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
247 pages ; 21 cm
Isabella is shocked when her parents book her passage on the incredible Titanic and inform her that she'll be sailing by herself. She is given an envelope and told the contents will explain everything, but she is forbidden from opening it until the boat reaches the U.S. Lucille is worried over her mother's poor health, and her father is always distracted, never around. Left to her own devices, Lucille discovers some dangerous secrets that could tear her family apart. Abby is desperate. She's all her little brother has in the world, and her only hope is start a new life in New York. But the only way to do that is to smuggle her little brother aboard the Titanic and hope they can last the week without him getting caught.Three girls, three different classes on the ship, yet their pasts and futures are more intertwined than they know--and their lives are about to be forever changed over the course of the Titanic's maiden voyage. That is, if they don't all drown in secrets first.

Pregnant at 17

August 13, 2018
Conradt, Christine, 1973- author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
259 pages ; 21 cm.
In this action-packed and romantic thriller based on the "can't pull your eyes away" series on Lifetime, one girl discovers that your life can change in an instant. Seventeen-year-old Chelsea doesn't go looking for trouble, but somehow it always manages to find her. Not only is her father taking off to work on a dangerous crab boat, the man she testified against is getting out of prison, and she's just discovered she's pregnant. So when help comes in the most unlikely of forms--Sonia, an odd but generous woman who comes into the shop where she works--Chelsea isn't sure how to react. As the two women begin to form a friendship, though, Chelsea begins to believe she's finally found someone she can trust. But Chelsea should know better than anyone that people aren't always what they seem, and when she discovers Sonia's true identity she's left reeling. Faced with a difficult decision at the same time her past comes back to haunt her, Chelsea must do what she's never had the courage to do before--fight for herself. And now, fight for her baby as well.

The warrior queen

August 13, 2018
King, Emily R., author.
New York, NY : Skyscape, [2018]
301 pages ; 21 cm
"In the final volume of The Hundredth Queen Series, Kalinda will risk everything to save the man she loves. Kalinda has brought peace to the Tarachand Empire, at least for now. Bhutas no longer need to hide their gifts. The last of the rebels have been banished. And Prince Ashwin is set to take over as rajah. But for Kalinda, this all came at a great loss. Her childhood home. Her best friend. The love of her life. Deven is still trapped in the Void, although he is able to find his way to Kalinda each night. He has been lucky so far--mortals are not meant to last in the Void for long, and Deven has lasted longer than most. But when he doesn't visit her one night, Kalinda knows that his luck has run out. She will do whatever it takes to save the man she loves, even if it means convincing a god to guide her through the Void. Freeing a mortal from the Void is nearly impossible, but Kalinda has never let those odds stop her before..."--provided by publisher.

Killer green tomatoes

August 13, 2018
Cahoon, Lynn, author.
©2018
175 pages ; 22 cm.
"The time seems ripe for success as Angie Turner opens her farm-to-table restaurant in her Idaho hometown-until her new tomato supplier is accused of murder and Angie has to pick the real killer...To Angie, nothing tastes more like summer than her Nona's fried green tomatoes. Eager to add the recipe to the menu at the County Seat, she's found the perfect produce supplier-her sous chef Estebe's cousin, Javier. Just one problem: ladies' man Javier's current hot tomato, Heather, has turned up dead, and he's the prime suspect. Somehow, between managing her restaurant and navigating a romantic triangle between Estebe and Ian, the owner/manager of the farmer's market, Angie needs to produce evidence to clear Javier-before this green tomato farmer gets fried . . . "--Amazon.

Texas destiny

August 13, 2018
Heath, Lorraine, author.
©1997
365 pages ; 17 cm.
Amelia Carson is a mail-order bride. She has come to Texas to marry Dallas, the ranch owner she has corresponded with for a year. But a broken leg (and fate) requires Dallas to send his brother, Houston, to meet Amelia in his place. Physically and emotionally scarred by the war, Houston doesn't believe he will ever find love. When he falls in love with his brother's betrothed, he never expects her to return his feelings. Together they discover that without honor, love is meaningless.

Texas glory

August 13, 2018
Heath, Lorraine, author.
©1998
372 pages ; 17 cm.
Cordelia McQueen is little more than a prisoner in her father's house until he barters her off to a stranger in exchange for land and water rights. Now in a new place and married to a man as big and bold as untamed Texas, Cordelia prepares to live within her husband's shadow and help him achieve his goals. Dallas has one driving ambition: to put West Texas on the map. Convinced he's too harsh a man to be loved, he expects nothing except a son from his shy wife. But with each passing day, Dallas discovers a woman of immense hidden courage and fortitude. He is determined to give her his heart, even if it means letting her go to achieve her own dreams and find her own glory.

Alien virus love disaster : stories

August 13, 2018
Otis, Abbey Mei, 1989- author.
Easthampton, MA : Small Beer Press, [2018]
232 pages ; 21 cm
Alien virus love disaster -- Moonkids -- If you could be god of anything -- Teacher -- Blood, blood -- Sex dungeons for sad people -- Not an alien story -- Sweetheart -- I'm sorry your daughter got eaten by a cougar -- Rich people -- If you lived here, you'd be evicted by now -- Ultimate housekeeping megathrill.

Husk

August 13, 2018
Zeltserman, Dave, 1959- author.
London : Severn House, 2018.
230 pages ; 23 cm

The deception

August 13, 2018
Hudson, Lauren, author.
©2018
216 pages ; 23 cm
"Second in the Ascension trilogy"--Back cover.
"The triplets Felix, Jinx, and Desdemona Anchor have little time to bask in the glory of their victory over Jane and her army of captive Asterians. What begins as a competition to select the newest member of the Asterian Society quickly becomes a series of adventures that push the Anchors' powers to their limits. Together, the Anchors must cross boundaries of time and space to confront a darkness seeking to ensnare the human race. Can three gifted teens who can see the past, present, and future remain united to ward off evil and fulfill their promise? Or, will a grand deception stand in the way of the Anchors' quest to achieve their destiny?"--Back cover.

Pieces of her : a novel

August 10, 2018
Slaughter, Karin, 1971- author.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
470 pages ; 24 cm
"The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with a new novel in the vein of her New York Times bestsellers Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter--a story even more electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful than anything she's written before. What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all. ? Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she's spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she's' never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don't we? But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she's been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she's been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again. The police want answers and Laura's innocence is on the line, but she won't speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother's past. And if she can't uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them"-- Provided by publisher.

What falls between the cracks

August 10, 2018
Scragg, Robert, author.
London : Allison & Busby, 2018.
318 pages ; 24 cm
Did she slip through the cracks, or was she pushed? When a severed hand is found in an abandoned flat, Detective Jake Porter and his partner Nick Styles are able to DNA match the limb to the owner, Natasha Barclay, who has not been seen in decades. But why has no one been looking for her? It seems that Natasha's family are the people who can least be trusted. Delving into the details behind her disappearance and discovering links to another investigation, a tragic family history begins to take on a darker twist. Hampered by a widespread fear of a local heavy, as well as internal politics and possible corruption within the force, Porter and Styles are digging for answers, but will what they find ever see the light of day?

Bound by their scandalous baby

August 10, 2018
Rice, Heidi. author.
©2018
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
Hotel tycoon Lukas Blackstone is shocked to learn he has an orphaned nephew - and he's infuriated by the electricity sizzling between him and his nephew's guardian, Bronte! Despite their powerful attraction, Lukas knows to steer clear of Bronte - he's learned the hard way that family life isn't for him. But when the sensational fire between them is ignited the dramatic consequences will tie them together - forever?

Claiming his wedding night consequence

August 10, 2018
Green, Abby. author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
252 p. ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
Nicolo Santo Domenico's marriage to heiress Chiara is purely for convenience - until their explosively passionate wedding night! But when Chiara realises that Nico's reasons for seducing her are as cold as his heart, she flees their fledgling marriage. Months later, Nico tracks down his errant wife - only to find she's expecting! To claim his baby Nico must make Chiara his... for real!

The Greek's blackmailed mistress

August 10, 2018
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
252 p. ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
Blackmailed into the billionaire's bed... Elvi can't believe her attempt to appeal to heartless Xan's benevolent side has gone so wrong! But to save her stepmother's job she nervously agrees to the Greek's outrageous terms. Xan is gorgeous, with a damaged side only Elvi sees - but how will he react when he realises that his new mistress is an innocent virgin?

The heir the prince secures

August 10, 2018
Lucas, Jennie. author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
An exquisite encounter with a Sicilian left idealistic Tess alone, penniless and pregnant, and now she's raising her tiny daughter by herself. Until Stefano returns to New York, discovers his unknown heir and reveals himself to be royalty! Suddenly, with Stefano determined to protect his daughter, Tess is days away from being bound to him permanently - as his Cinderella bride!

The King's captive virgin

August 10, 2018
Anderson, Natalie, 1973- author.
London : Mills & Boon, 2018.
250 p. ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
Kassie's scandalous family has left her craving a life in the shadows not the spotlight. And then King Giorgos Nicolaides kidnaps her, demanding information about his missing sister! She knows nothing - but their potent attraction unlocks a desire Kassie never thought possible. A deal is struck: she will help protect his sister's reputation and Giorgos will introduce Kassie to the decadent pleasure only he can arouse in her?

Princess's nine-month secret

August 10, 2018
Hewitt, Kate. author.
©2018
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
For a stolen night of freedom, ever-dutiful Princess Halina throws caution to the wind and succumbs to the seduction of notorious Rico Falcone. Yet the consequences of their insatiable passion lands Lina in royal disgrace. When she's hidden away to conceal her shocking secret, ruthless Rico storms the palace! He'll do anything to legitimise his child - he'll even make Lina his wife!

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