New Releases - August 2022

Overkill by Sandra Brown
Zach hasn't seen his ex-wife, Rebecca, for some time, so he's shocked to learn she has been placed on life support after an assault, and he still has power of attorney. Zach walks away, letting Rebecca's parents have the say.
Years later, Rebecca's attacker, Eban, gets an early release. Kate, a prosecutor, is determined to put him back. Rebecca's parents have kept her alive, but if she were to die, Eban could be retried for murder.
It isn't lost on Zach that in order for Eban to be charged with Rebecca's murder, Zach must actually be the one to kill her. Eban, having realized the jeopardy he's in plots for Zach and Kate’s death.

The Apple Creek Announcement by Wanda Brunstetter
Andrea has made it to her thirties feeling she has had a charmed life and has fallen in love with Brandon. But then she discovers she was adopted--and all she thought she knew about herself has crumbled. Andrea becomes so fixated that she pushes Brandon away.
A friend suggests Andrea write to the "Dear Caroline" column in the newspaper for romance advice, and she finds herself revealing being adopted. Caroline receives the letter but struggles to find the right advice given her own conflicted past.
What will Andrea lose before she finds herself again?

Kill Me If You Can by Max Allan Collins
Mike Hammer is on the case, this time hunting the murderer of Packy Paragon. Already torn up by the disappearance of Velda, his secretary, Mike carves a path for vengeance. Drinking, his relationships fraying, and his behavior self-destructive, Hammer has to track down Paragon's black book, with the names of corrupt officials. With deception everywhere, Hammer has to pull himself together and solve the case before all hell breaks loose.

Reckoning: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter
When she was twelve years old, Kirra’s parents were murdered and she escaped. Years later Kirra is an attorney back home and her goal is to find out who killed her parents and why. She gathers proof to bring down the man she believes was behind her parents' deaths. She quickly learns that criminals are dangerous and realizes she needs help: David Savich, Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, and Lieutenant Jeter Thorpe.
Emma Hunt was six years old when she was abducted. She was saved and is now a 12-year-old with a black belt. She narrowly saves herself from another would-be kidnapper. Worried for her safety officers from METRO are assigned to protect her, but things don't turn out as planned…

The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell
DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene of a discovery. When Owusu sends the evidence for examination, he learns the bones are connected to a cold case that left three people dead in a Chelsea mansion thirty years ago.
Rachel received a shock--news that her husband has been found dead in France. All signs point to an intruder, and the French police need her to come answer questions about Michael and his past.
After fleeing London thirty years ago in the wake of tragedy, Lucy is coming home. While she settles in, her brother takes off to find the boy from their shared past whose memory haunts their present.
As they all race to discover answers to these convoluted mysteries, they will come to find that they're connected in ways they could have never imagined.

The Hunt by Faye Kellerman
Peter is thrown into an unsolved case when a body is found where a man previously went missing.
But that's not the only crisis that Peter has to deal with.
The mother of Peter and Rina's foster son, Gabe, has fled. She is found and beaten. She wakes to discover that both of her other children are gone and calls Gabe for help.
With his mother on the verge of death, Gabe contacts Peter and Rina, as well as his father, the notorious hit man from a known criminal family. Gabe, Peter, and Rina know they have made a deal with the devil--but they may not be able to recover the kids without him.
As these allies rally to find the kidnappers before things end tragically, they race headlong toward an explosive confrontation from which no one will emerge unscathed...

Fox Creek by William Kent Krueger
The Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux has had a vision of his death. As he walks the woods, he tries to prepare himself for the end. But peace is elusive as hunters fill the woods seeking a woman, and a stranger comes to the healer for shelter and wisdom.
Meloux guides this stranger and his great-niece to safety. On the last journey he may ever take into this beloved land, Meloux must do his best to outwit the deadly mercenaries who follow.
Meanwhile, his nephew works feverishly to identify the hunters, but he has little to go on. Desperate, he begins tracking the killers but his own skills are tested. But his fiercest enemy in this game of cat and mouse may well be his own self-doubt.

Tick Tock by Fern Michaels
In the course of their careers and missions, the Sisterhood have acquired enemies. Myra has been feeling uneasy of late, and her fears are justified when her daughter, Nikki, is seriously injured. With Nikki in a coma, and the organization’s online security breached, the Sisterhood are more vulnerable than ever.
On their trail is a felon with scores to settle and accomplices willing to do his bidding. He’s set on vengeance, and the attack on Nikki is just the beginning. Myra knows it’s time to summon the others and figure out how to take the fight to the enemy’s door.

The Ninth Month by James Patterson
Emily leads a complicated life. She's an executive who lives in a luxury apartment and enjoys a glamorous existence until she lands in the hospital with a double diagnosis: she parties too much--and she's pregnant. Her nurse and new best friend helps Emily rediscover how much she loves morning runs in the park and quiet nights at home. But as a series of women in her wealthy social circles go missing, Emily's pregnancy becomes decidedly high-risk.

The Florence Legacy by Lauraine Snelling
As the last will of a friend is read, three women discover that they have inherited a legacy from her: the funds to take a dream trip to Florence in her memory. With hilarious travel mishaps, this book is a story of deep friendship, making room in our lives to celebrate and remember, grief, the realization that friendship keeps the memory alive, and the sweet discovery of unexpected romance.

Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter
Who killed Emily Vaughn?
Emily gets ready for prom. This night should be the highlight of her high school career. But Emily has a secret. And by the end of the evening, that secret will be silenced forever. 
 Forty years later, Emily's murder remains a mystery. The town moved on from her attack. But that's about to change.
US Marshal Andrea Oliver arrives on her first assignment: to protect a judge receiving death threats. But, in reality, Andrea is there to find justice for Emily. The killer is still out there - and Andrea must discover the truth before she gets silenced, too...

The Challenge by Danielle Steel
Anne and Pitt Pollock are owners of the Pollock ranch. The foothills of the mountains surround the town, overlooking the property and the nearby ranch belonging to Bill and Pattie Brown. The two couples have known each other since childhood.
Their sons Peter and Matt are also the best of friends. When they and two other local kids meet Juliet, new to town, the five of them are soon inseparable.
But one afternoon, their adventure takes a turn--and escalates into a battle for survival--when they find themselves trapped on Granite Peak. Their parents grow desperate to hear word that their children have been found. As they come to lean on one another for support, a media frenzy ensues, heightening tensions and testing some already fragile relationships.

Black Dog: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
After returning home, Stone Barrington is happy to settle back down. But when he's introduced to a socialite with an inheritance, Stone realizes his days are about to be anything but quiet. 
As it turns out, Stone's new companion has some interesting ties--including an enemy who gets too close for comfort. When it becomes clear that he will stop at nothing to get what he wants, and will endanger all whom Stone holds dear, Stone must step in to protect his friends and prevent a madman from wreaking havoc across the city.