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The nature of the beast : a Chief Inspector Gamache novel / Louise Penny.
Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.


Nemesis / Catherine Coulter.
Nemesis /  Catherine Coulter.
After stopping a terrorist attack at JFK airport, Special Agent Lacey Sherlock thinks her job is done. Little does she know that attack was only the beginning.


The English spy / Daniel Silva.
The English spy /  Daniel Silva.
Following the success of his smash hit The Heist, Daniel Silva returns with another blockbuster - a powerhouse novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination, and is sure to be a must-read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts.


The naked eye : a novel / Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen.
The naked eye : a novel / Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen.
Kendra Michaels is obsessed with trying to track down serial killer Eric Colby. Despite his apparent execution at San Quentin, Kendra is convinced that Colby is still alive. The trouble is, she can't prove it. Even her razor-sharp powers of observation, honed while blind during the first twenty years of her life, have gotten her nowhere. So no one believes her. Then out of the blue she gets a call from the Sheriff of Olancha, California, about a young woman being held on a drunk and disorderly charge who lists Kendra as her emergency contact. Its Eve Duncan's sister, Beth Avery, who after being wrongfully institutionalized for five years has been living on the road and trying to figure out her life. Kendra can identify, having gone through a similar period of self-discovery after gaining her sight, and she takes Beth home to San Diego with her.


Summer secrets / Jane Green.
Summer secrets /  Jane Green.
When a shocking family secret is revealed, twentysomething journalist Cat Coombs finds herself falling into a dark spiral. Wild, glamorous nights out in London and raging hangovers the next day become her norm, leading to a terrible mistake one night while visiting family on the island of Nantucket. When she returns home, she confronts the unavoidable reality of her life and knows it's time to grow up. As the years pass, Cat is a struggling single mother, coping with a newfound sobriety, and determined to finally make amends. Traveling back to her past, to the family she left behind on Nantucket all those years ago, she may be able to earn their forgiveness, but in doing so she may risk the very people she loves the most.


After the storm : a Kate Burkholder novel / Linda Castillo.
After the storm : a Kate Burkholder novel / Linda Castillo.
When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones, and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged.


Circling the sun : a novel / Paula McLain.
Circling the sun : a novel / Paula McLain.
Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it's the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl's truest self and her fate: to fly.


Naked greed / Stuart Woods.
Naked greed /  Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington isn't one to turn away in the face of danger, so when he witnesses a tricky situation underway, he jumps in to lend a hand. He never expected, though, that this favor would lead to a mutually beneficial business deal with a prominent gentleman who requires the ever-discreet services of Woodman & Weld.


Badlands / C. J. Box.
Cassie Dewell is the new deputy sheriff in town and the only female in the department. In this newly rich town where men outnumber women 20-1, the police need all the help they can get. With oil comes money. With money comes drugs. With drugs comes violent gangs wanting to corner the market and infiltrate the cops. When the temperature drops to 30 below and a gang war heats up, Cassie realizes she may be in over her head. She becomes the target of someone who is leaving body parts where she is most likely to find them. As she is propelled on a collision course with a murderous enemy, she finds that the key to it all might come in the most unlikely form.


Silver linings : a Rose Harbor novel / Debbie Macomber.
Set in Cedar Cove's charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber's captivating new novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find --


Perfect touch / Elizabeth Lowell.
Jay Vermillion recently inherited Vermillion Sky, a working ranch near Wyoming's breathtaking Grand Teton Mountains--and the estates of the rich and restless. While he was fighting in two wars, his father tried to keep the homestead running, until illness stole his fight and then his life. Jay's determined to restore Vermillion Sky, but first he's got to settle a vicious battle with his former stepmother over some of his late father's paintings. When Jay hires art dealer Sara Medina to handle his father's artwork, it's love at first sight--a mutually inconvenient attraction that is soon complicated by a double murder at the edge of the ranch and a potential betrayal even closer to home. Working together to unmask a murderer, Sara and Jay try to fight the intense heat between them. Then the killer targets Sara. And suddenly, Jay, the war-weary soldier, finds something he's once again willing to die for.


The murderer's daughter : a novel / Jonathan Kellerman.
A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches--perhaps because she bears her own invisible scars: Only five years old when she witnessed her parents' death in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But even as an adult with an accomplished professional life, Grace still has a dark, secret side. When her two worlds shockingly converge, Grace's harrowing past returns with a vengeance.


Devil's bridge : a novel / Linda Fairstein.
Assistant DA Alex Cooper will discover the menace that lurks in this seemingly benign corner of New York City as she and Detective Mike Chapman, in the midst of their own growing relationship, take on a case that forces them into their most vulnerable positions yet.


Never die alone / Lisa Jackson.
It should be the best day of their lives. Too bad they never get to see it. On the cusp of their twenty-first birthday, he strikes. His victims are always twins, their ritualistic murders planned in exquisite detail, down to the moment when they breathe their last together. A possibly innocent man is in prison, and Brianna Hayward needs to convince the New Orleans police. Not just to free her cousin, but to save others who will suffer until the true culprit is found. Reporter Jase Bridges is intrigued. It's a story that could make his career, as long as Brianna never guesses the secret in Jase's past. Detective Rick Bentz had doubts about the '21' conviction when he worked the case in L.A. Now the real murderer may be loose in Bentz's backyard.


Brown-eyed girl / Lisa Kleypas.
Avery Crosslin is a talented young fashion designer. But when the company goes into liquidation, Avery finds herself without a job and a boyfriend who decides to leave her. When her father falls ill, Avery is by his side day and night. But one evening she notices a young man, Joe, in distress and offers to help. Their instant attraction to one another is magnetic but even though she is unexpectedly charmed by the good-looking stranger, Avery tells him that she has a boyfriend.


Friction / Sandra Brown.
Friction /  Sandra Brown.
A Texas Ranger, relegated to deskwork due to past recklessness, petitions to regain custody of his five-year-old daughter, and his case is assigned to a family court judge who is as attractive as she is ambitious. When a masked gunman barges in during the custody hearing with his sights on the judge, the Ranger reacts instinctually and goes after him. Will this take-charge lawman jeopardize his chances of custody by going after the would-be assassin?


Brush back / Sara Paretsky.


The Angel Court affair / Anne Perry.
When Thomas Pitt is tasked with playing bodyguard to Sofia Delacruz, a young and controversial British preacher who has been living in Spain and has returned to England on a mysterious errand, he thinks it's a waste of Special Branch's time and resources. But when kidnappers manage to reach Sofia murdering two of her companions in the process. Pitt learns that the message the lovely evangelist was meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew. With his career on the line, he races to unravel the truth behind Sofia's disappearance, enlisting the help of his beloved wife Charlotte and his old friend Victor Narraway. And he soon realizes that if he cannot find Sofia before it's too late, the consequences could destroy not only his reputation, but the British empire itself.


Garden of lies / Amanda Quick.
Refusing to believe that her star employee's death was not accidental, Ursula Kern, the owner of a secretarial agency for wealthy clients, hires skeptical adventurer Slater Roxton to investigate the dark side of cultured society.


Isle of the lost : [a Descendants novel] / Melissa de la Cruz.
Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenaged children of Disney's most evil villains search for a dragon's eye--the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape.


Completely Clementine / Sara Pennypacker.
Clementine faces changes at the end of her third grade year and anticipates the birth of her family's new baby.


The rat with the human face / Tom Angleberger.
While searching for the Rat with the Human Face, friendships fray as club members Dave and Lyle compete for Marilla.


Unleashed / Gordon Korman.
Luthor the Doberman, a former attack dog, has a good home with Savannah Drysdale, but every time a certain truck passes he goes into a frenzy, while Griffin Bing is caught up in trying to beat his rival, Darren Vader, at an invention contest.


Catch you later, traitor / Avi.
It's 1951, and twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid in Brooklyn, New York, who loves Sam Spade detective books and radio crime dramas. But when an FBI agent shows up at Pete's doorstep, accusing Pete's father of being a Communist, Pete is caught in a real-life mystery. Could there really be Commies in Pete's family?


Lair of dreams / Libba Bray.
Lair of dreams /  Libba Bray.
After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner and has become a media darling. In the meantime, a mysterious sleeping sickness has hit New York City, and the Diviners must band together to find the cause and the cure--


The girl in the spider's web : a Lisbeth Salander novel : continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium series / David Lagercrantz.
The girl in the spider's web : a Lisbeth Salander novel : continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium series / David Lagercrantz.
In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhackera hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it.


Beach town : a novel / Mary Kay Andrews.
Beach town : a novel / Mary Kay Andrews.
Greer Hennessy is a struggling movie location scout. Her last location shoot ended in disaster when a film crew destroyed property on an avocado grove. And Greer ended up with the blame. Now Greer has been given one more chance. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town. Greer slips into town and is ecstatic to find the last unspoilt patch of the Florida gulf coast. However, she finds a formidable obstacle in the town mayor, Eben Thibadeaux. Eben is a born-again environmentalist who's seen huge damage done to the town by a paper company. Eben has no intention of letting anybody screw with his town again. The only problem is that he finds Greer way too attractive for his own good, and knows that her motivation is in direct conflict with his.


Undercover : a novel / Danielle Steel.
Undercover : a novel / Danielle Steel.
Marshall Everett and Ariana Gregory are about to collide, and life will never be the same again. Paired together, both Marshall and Ariana must trust each other if they are to ever find freedom from their past.


The Solomon curse / Clive Cussler and Russell Blake.
The Solomon curse /  Clive Cussler and Russell Blake.
There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed. Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous and like nothing they have ever seen before.


Secondhand souls / Christopher Moore.
Secondhand souls /  Christopher Moore.
Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone-or something-is stealing them and no one knows where they are going, or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge. Death Merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else. He's trapped in the body of a fourteen-inch-tall meat puppet waiting for his Buddhist nun girlfriend, Audrey, to find him a suitable new body to play host.


Exceptional : why the world needs a powerful America / Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney.
Exceptional : why the world needs a powerful America / Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney.
Dick Cheney is an unapologetic advocate for strong American leadership on the world stage. Liz Cheney is a renowned national security and Middle East policy expert. Here they explore how President Obama has drastically broken with the bipartisan foreign policy consensus that propelled America to victory in WWII, the Cold War, and the first decade of the War on Terror. Together they make a compelling case that the president's unwillingness to safeguard American power has diminished the country's ability to adequately defend the nation, its allies and its interests.


Purity : a novel / Jonathan Franzen.
Purity : a novel / Jonathan Franzen.
Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother--her only family--is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother has always concealed her own real name, or how she can ever have a normal life. Enter the Germans. A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with The Sunlight Project, an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world--including, Pip hopes, the secret of her origins. TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to fame in the chaos following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now on the lam in Bolivia, Andreas is drawn to Pip for reasons she doesn't understand, and the intensity of her response to him upends her conventional ideas of right and wrong. Purity is a dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder.--


Language arts / by Stephanie Kallos.
Charles Morrow, a high school English teacher who finds it difficult to connect with his autistic son, his college-bound daughter, or his ex-wife, begins to rise out of the rut his life has fallen into with the help of an art student and an Italian-speaking nun.


Rising strong / Brené Brown.
Rising strong /  Brené Brown.
The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of the Number One New York Times bestsellers Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending.


X / Sue Grafton
X /  Sue Grafton
Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.


The nature of the beast / Louise Penny.
The nature of the beast /  Louise Penny.
Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.


The last time I saw her : a novel / Karen Robards.
The last time I saw her : a novel / Karen Robards.
In the breathtaking new thriller of paranormal romance from New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards, serial killer expert Dr. Charlotte Stone comes way too close to losing the one thing she never thought she'd miss: the dangerously sexy ghost who follows wherever she goes.


The taming of the queen / Philippa Gregory.
The taming of the queen /  Philippa Gregory.
Kateryn Parr, 30 year old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives, King Henry VIII, commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom.


Plenty ladylike : a memoir / Claire McCaskill, with Terry Ganey.
Plenty ladylike : a memoir / Claire McCaskill, with Terry Ganey.
Missouri's first female senator recounts her coming-of-age in a political family at a time when women were held back from their ambitions, describing her failed first marriage, her unconventional choices in office, and her relationships with fellow politicians.


The cartel : a novel / by Don Winslow.
The cartel : a novel / by Don Winslow.
It's 2004. DEA agent Art Keller has been fighting the war on drugs for thirty years in a blood feud against Adán Barrera, the head of El Federación, the world's most powerful cartel, and the man who brutally murdered Keller's partner. Finally putting Barrera away cost Keller dearly--the woman he loves, the beliefs he cherishes, the life he wants to lead. Then Barrera gets out, determined to rebuild the empire that Keller shattered. Unwilling to live in a world with Barrera in it, Keller goes on a ten-year odyssey to take him down. His obsession with justice--or is it revenge?--becomes a ruthless struggle that stretches from the cities, mountains, and deserts of Mexico to Washington's corridors of power to the streets of Berlin and Barcelona. Keller fights his personal battle against the devastated backdrop of Mexico's drug war, a conflict of unprecedented scale and viciousness, as cartels vie for power and he comes to the final reckoning with Barrera--and himself--that he always knew must happen.


Iron Wolf / by Dale Brown.
In the spring of 2017, the United States economy is rebounding under President Stacy Anne Barbeau, the country's first female president. But her leadership is about to be severely tested when Russian troops enter Ukraine and Moldova. Refusing to let Russian aggression go unpunished, former US president Kevin Martindale approaches Polish president Peter Wilk with a radical solution: a counterattack using a covert force of manned robots. Underwritten by the wealthy Wilk, Operation Iron Wolf is launched. With international tensions at the boiling point, Martindale's secret alliance is determined to outmaneuver the Russians.


A pattern of lies : a Bess Crawford mystery / by Charles Todd.
A pattern of lies : a Bess Crawford mystery / by Charles Todd.
An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. It's called an appalling tragedy--until suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford finds herself caught up in a venomous show of hostility that doesn't stop with Philip Ashton's arrest. Indeed, someone is out for blood, and the household is all but under siege. The only known witness to the tragedy is now at the Front in France. Bess is asked to find him. When she does, he refuses to tell her anything that will help the Ashtons. Realizing that he believes the tissue of lies that has nearly destroyed a family, Bess must convince him to tell her what really happened that terrible Sunday morning. But now someone else is also searching for this man. To end the vicious persecution of the Ashtons, Bess must risk her own life to protect her reluctant witness from a clever killer intent on preventing either of them from ever reaching England.


Pretty baby : a novel / by Mary Kubica.
Pretty baby : a novel / by Mary Kubica.
Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal--or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home. Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow's past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she's willing to go to help a stranger. What begins as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.


Ultimate showdown / James Patterson and Julia Bergen.
Ultimate showdown /  James Patterson and Julia Bergen.
Opinionated siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian debate a variety of topics relating to the ups and downs of middle school life and encourage readers to add their own contributions through write-in games and activities.


Disclaimer : a novel / by Renee Knight.
Disclaimer : a novel / by Renee Knight.
Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day she became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew--and that person is dead. Now that the past is catching up with her, Catherine's world is falling apart. Her only hope is to confront what really happened on that awful day ... even if the shocking truth might destroy her.


 

 

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