New Releases - October 2022

LATE BREAKING- SEPT. RELEASE: A Quilt for Christmas by Melody Carlson Christmas should be celebrated with family. But for Vera, that's not an option. Widowed and relocated, she is lonely--until little Fiona Albright knocks on her door. With her mother ill and her father out of town, Fiona enlists Vera's help --a Christmas quilt for Mama. Vera will have to get a ragtag group of women together in order to fulfill the request. Between free-spirited Tasha, chatty Beverly, and therapist Eleanor, Vera has hopes that Christmas for the Albright family will be merry, after all.

Long Shadows by David Baldacci
Judge Julia Cummins seemingly had no enemies, and there was no forced entry to her property. Close friends and neighbors in the community heard nothing, and Cummins’ ex-husband and teenage son both have alibis. Decker must first find the answer to why the judge felt the need for a bodyguard and the meaning behind the strange calling card left by the killer.
Someone has decided it’s payback time.

No Plan B by Lee Child
Two witnesses give different accounts to the same tragedy. One guy sees a woman throw herself in front of a bus in a suicide. The other witness is Jack Reacher. And he sees what actually happened: A man pushed the victim to her death before grabbing her purse. Reacher follows the killer on foot, not knowing that he is part of something much bigger... a secret conspiracy. If any step is compromised, the threat will have to be quickly, quietly, and permanently removed.

Livid: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell
Chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is the reluctant star witness in a murder trial when she receives shocking news. The judge's sister has been found dead. At first glance, it appears to be a home invasion, but then why was nothing stolen?
Although there is no apparent cause of death, Scarpetta recognizes telltale signs of the unthinkable, and she knows the worst is yet to come. The forensic pathologist finds herself pitted against a powerful force that returns her to the past, and her time to catch the killer is running out…

Thief of Fate by Jude Deveraux
When Liam stole Cora from her destined soul mate, Finley, in 1844, he changed the course of history. Now Liam has been given three months to set things right. And with time running out, things are looking worse than ever.
As the three investigate a murder case together, they are caught in a love triangle. Finn has always loved Cora. She has finally realized she wants Liam. And Liam knows he has no choice but to push Cora away if he has any hope of avoiding eternal damnation. The angels have made it clear--balance must be restored.
The powerful conclusion to the Providence Falls series

What She Found by Robert Dugoni
Agreeing to look into the disappearance of investigative reporter Lisa Childress twenty-five years ago at the behest of Lisa's daughter, Detective Tracy Crosswhite reopens the potentially explosive investigations Lisa was following, which pushes her loyalties to the limit when she makes a shocking discovery.

Endless Summer by Elin Hilderbrand
Inside the collection of short stories, you'll find:
- Three years after Mallory Blessing's death in 28 Summers, her friends gather for another Labor Day celebration on Nantucket in "The Sixth Wedding."
-The marriage at the heart of Beautiful Day enters uncertain territory when Margot Carmichael encourages her husband to reunite with his ex-girlfriend in "The Surfing Lesson."
-In "The Tailgate" the weekend of a Harvard/Yale football game recharts the course of "Matchmaker" Dabney Kimball's first--and abiding--true love.
-In "Summer of '79," the three Levin sisters reunite after a decade after the summer that changed everything.

The Christmas Spirit by Debbie Macomber
Peter and Hank are best friends, but their lives couldn't be more different. Peter is a pastor who is dedicated to his community, preparing for the Christmas service. As a bartender, Hank serves a much different customer base, including a biker gang. 
When Peter scoffs that Hank has it easy compared to him, the two decide to switch jobs until Christmas Eve. To their surprise, the responsibilities of a bartender and a pastor are similar, but taking on the other's work is more difficult than either expected. As the two begin to see each other in a new light, lives are forever changed.

Home Sweet Christmas by Susan Mallery
Until Camryn can return to her "real" life, she's in Wishing Tree to care for her sisters. She's not looking for love, but Jake is a temptation she can't resist, so she suggests they pair up for the season. At his side, she sees her hometown through Christmas-colored eyes.
New in town, River is charmed by Wishing Tree's traditions and people. When she's crowned Snow Queen, she's honored but wary. Dylan, her king, seems like the stuff of dreams, but she can't shake the feeling that he's hiding something. As they perform their "royal" duties, Dylan draws her to the brink of love. But she can't let herself fall until she uncovers his secret.

The Plot and The Pendulum by Jen McKinlay
Library director Lindsey Norris is happy to learn the Briar Creek Public Library is the beneficiary of a vast book collection. However, when Lindsey and the staff arrive at the estate, things take a turn. A secret passage reveals a skeleton clutching an old copy of The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Lindsey and the crafternoon crew decide that justice is overdue and set about solving an old murder mystery, using some novel ideas to crack the case.

Our Missing Hearts by Celest Ng
Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives with his broken father. For a decade, their lives have been governed by laws written in the wake of violence. To keep the peace, the authorities are now allowed to relocate children, especially those of Asian origin, and libraries have been forced to remove books seen as unpatriotic--including the work of Bird's mother, a Chinese American poet who left the family.
Bird doesn't know her work and knows he shouldn't wonder. But he is pulled into a quest to find her. His journey will take him to New York City, where a new act of defiance may be the beginning of much-needed change.

Triple Cross by James Patterson
A precise killer, he always moves under the cover of darkness, flawlessly triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence. Also in on this most intriguing case is the world's bestselling true-crime author, who sees patterns everyone else misses. The writer, Thomas Tull, calls the Family Man murders the perfect crime story. He believes the killer may never be caught. Cross knows there is no perfect crime. And he's going to hunt down the Family Man no matter what it takes.  Until the Family Man decides to flip the narrative and bring down Cross and his family. 

The Twelve Long, Hard, Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy, Days of Christmas by James Patterson
It's mid-December and there is little sign of the festive season in the Sullivan family's home. That is until someone starts sending gifts to widower Henry and his two children.
First, a small-beaked and feathered face pokes its head out from between the branches of a pear tree. Before they know it, the Sullivan's home is full of animals and house guests, all demanding their attention.
The next twelve days turn the Sullivan family's lives upside down in ways they never could have imagined. And even though this Christmas will be messy, it may be just the gift their family needs.

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult
Olivia knows what it feels like to start over. Her life-- was upended when her husband revealed a dark side. She never imagined that she and her son Asher would end up back in her New Hampshire hometown.
Lily is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate, they both hope it will be a fresh start. 
And for a while, this is exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can't help but fall for him, too. 
Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. As the case against him unfolds, Olivia realizes he's hidden more than he's shared with her.

Righteous Prey by John Sandford
"We're going to murder people who need to be murdered." So begins a press release from a group known only as "The Five.” They target the worst of society--rapists, murderers, and thieves--and then offset the damage done by those who they've killed, donating bitcoin to charities and victims via the dark net...though their motives may not be entirely pure.
After a woman is murdered, Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport are sent in to investigate. And they soon have their hands full-- the Five are virtually untraceable. But if anyone can destroy this group, it will be the dynamic team of Davenport and Flowers.

The High Notes by Danielle Steel
Iris Cooper has been singing ever since she can remember, hitting the high notes like no one else. When she is twelve, her father convinces the owner of a bar to let her perform. In the ensuing years, father and daughter move from one town to the next.
But it is not an easy life for Iris with her father in charge and using her income to pay for gambling, women, and booze. When she starts to tour at age eighteen, she takes on a real manager. After years of enduring the hardships of the road, exploitation, and abuse to do what she loves, Iris's big chance comes as her talent soars. But at the top, at last, Iris still has to fight every step of the way.

Distant Thunder by Stuart Woods
During a storm, a dead man lands on Stone Barrington's doorstep. Stone sets out to unravel a web of lies.
Soon enough, he is embroiled in a game of cat and mouse between the CIA and foreign forces. But when Stone's actions draw the attention of an old enemy, Stone realizes he may have finally met his match.

The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller by John Grisham
For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice and was controlled by members of the Dixie Mafia.
Keith and Hugh grew up in Biloxi and were childhood friends. But their lives took them in different directions. Keith's father became a legendary prosecutor and Keith followed in his father's footsteps.  Hugh's father became the "Boss" of Biloxi's criminal underground. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.