Library Corner
By: Gloria Kinley

New Fiction

Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After 41 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 Brittany coast. There she meets a cast of colourful 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. These new friends help Marianne rediscover parts of herself that she has long forgotten, including a special gift for empathy and healing. And when she finds love with a handsome artist, Marianne is forever changed. With all the buoyant charm that made The Little French Bistro, by Nina George, a bestseller it is a tale of second chances and a delightful escape to the joys of life in France.

She almost caught him once. Now, he's back. For three years, investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him....once. Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong and the blame falls on Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion. At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing has disappeared after telling people that he's going off on a long-planned adventure. Kyle's grandmother begs Cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees--all the while hunting the truck driver. Now Cassie is a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle's disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must take downa killer who is ruthless as he is cunning. But she can do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life? Find out the answer in C.J. Box's new book called Paradise Valley.

It was supposed to be a celebration. How did it all go so wrong? A tense and riveting story about one night gone horribly wrong, and the fallout within a family and a group of friends. It's a coming of age, a milestone, a rite of passage. Of course Jeff and Kim Sanders will throw a party for their daughter, Hannah. She's a good kid with good grades and nice friends. And it isn't going to be a big, indulgent affair. Just four girls coming over for pizza and cake, movies and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong? But things do go wrong, horrifically wrong. After a tragic accident, Jeff and Kim's flawless life in a wealthy San Francisco suburb begins to unravel. The injured girl's mother, Lisa, files a lawsuit that turns friends into enemies, reveals dark secrets in the Sander's marriage, and exposes the truth about their perfect daughter, Hannah. Lisa's determination to make the Sanders pay stems from a fierce love for her only child and Lisa's own dark and damaged past. In, The Party by Robyn Harding, takes us behind the facade of the perfect family, exploring the secrets, betrayals, and moral lapses the neighbors don't see. The Party uncovers the lies and duplicities that children and parents tell each other and tell themselves.

The Killer is in her sights...and on her trail. A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego. With each murder, random and mystifying objects are left behind. In this confusing array of evidence, only one thing is clear: each case requires the skills of Kendra Michaels, a hired gun for the CIA and FBI. Kendra, who was blind for most of her life before a revolutionary surgical procedure gave her sight, uses her acute powers of observation to solve some of the country's most complex crimes. And this one is no exception. When the FBI discovers that the left-behind objects are souvenirs of previous unsolved serial murder cases, Kendra is called in to help. The latest crimes feature "holdback" characteristics never disclosed to the public - meaning that one single killer was behind the nation's most notorious unsolved cases...and is back to challenge and taunt Kendra. As the body count rises, and a "dream team" of profilers becomes the newest target, it's up to Kendra to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan has been years in the making...Iris Johansen powers up the emotional stakes in this page-turning thriller, Look Behind You, that cements Michael's reputation as a force to be reckoned with.

New Non-Fiction

Find A Way, by Diana Nyad, is the inspiring story of one woman’s pursuit of a lifelong dream. When Diana Nyad arrived on the shore of Key West after fifty-three hours of grueling swimming across an epic ocean, she not only set a world’s record-becoming the first person to swim the shark-infested waters between Cuba and Florida with no cage for protection-she also succeeded in fulfilling a dream she first chased at age twenty-eight and at long last achieved when she was sixty-four. Diana now shares a spirited account of what it takes to face one’s fears, engage one’s passions, and never ever give up.

 

 

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