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Library Corner by Gloria Kinley & Library Lines by Andrea Trembath

Library Corner June 29th

New Fiction

 Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Roe was the lone witness to the abduction of her cousin Gina. She still remembers that lonely Virginia road. She can still see the masked stranger and hear Gina's screams. And she still suffers the guilt of running away in fear and resents being interrogated as a suspect in the immediate aftermath. Now, Kaitlin has only one way to assuage the pain and nightmares-by interviewing everyone associated with the unsolved crime for a podcast that could finally bring closure to a case gone cold. But when a woman Kaitlin questions is later found stabbed to death, she fears that she's drawn a killer out of hiding. It's Detective John Adler's fear that the murders have only just begun. Now his job is to keep Kaitlin safe. As a bond between Kaitlin and Adler builds, the past closes in just as fast-and it's darker than Kaitlin remembers. Soon, her wish will come true. She's going to find out exactly what happened to Gina. Someone has been dying to tell her. An unsolved crime pits a desperate woman against a relentless killer in author Mary Burton's heart-stopping novel of psychological suspense...called Her Last Word.

American financial and political powers collide and conspire in a breakneck thriller called Ultimate Power from author Stephen Frey. Andrew Falcon Jr. is the youngest hedge-fund manager to make partner at a powerful investment bank on Wall Street. His career is soaring, and his financial future is secured. But with fortune comes a high price.  Just as Falcon thought life couldn't get better, his niece Claire is kidnapped - yet her abductors have no interest in money. They want information. In exchange for Claire's safe return, Falcon must dig deep into his firm's affairs, uncovering secrets worse than he could ever imagine. He discovers a conspiracy tied to the US government - a rogue faction is manipulating the American people to establish a new order. Now facing impossible odds and a plot that goes all the way up to the nation's leaders, Falcon must find a way to save not only his family but also his country.

Wrapping up a normal day at the office, criminal psychologist Kieran Finnegan is accosted by a desperate woman who shoves an infant into her arms and then flees, only to be murdered minutes later on a busy Manhattan street.
Who was the woman? Where did the baby come from? Kieran can't stop thinking about the child and the victim, so her boyfriend, Craig Frasier, does what any good special agent boyfriend would do - he gets the FBI involved. But the Finnegans have a knack for getting into trouble, and Kieran won't sit idle when a lead surfaces through her family's pub. Investigating on her own, she uncovers a dangerous group that plays fast and loose with human lives and will stop at nothing to keep their secrets - and they plan to silence Kieran before she can expose their deadly enterprise. This riveting thriller by Heather Graham called A Dangerous Game keeps readers guessing and the tension taut until the very end.

A missing child. When a four-year-old girl disappears in the woods just outside Fjallbacka, the community is horror-struck. Thirty years ago a young girl went missing from the exact same spot and was later discovered murdered.
Back then two teenage girls were found guilty of the killing. Could it really be a coincidence that one of the girls - now a world-famous actress - has just returned to Fjallbacka? Detective Patrik Hedstrom starts investigating with his wife, best-selling crime writer Erica Falck, by his side. A community torn apart. But as Patrik and Erica dig deeper, the truth becomes ever murkier, because it seems that everyone in the tight-knit community is hiding something. And soon the residents must confront the fact that they could be harboring a murderer in their midst....Camilla Lackberg  is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic coziness with blood-curdling horror in her book called The Girl In The Woods.

 New Non Fiction

 Braving It by James Campbell is the story of a father, a daughter and an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan Wild. Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell’s cousin asked him to spend the summer building a cabin Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan to join him: This book is an ode to America’s disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up-and a parent to finally, fully let go.  

Krista Law