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Library Corner by Gloria Kinley & Library Lines by Andrea Trembath

Library Corner August 31st

New Fiction 

Sisters, like secrets, are best kept close. Penny and Hattie, orphaned sisters in a small town, are best friends, bound together to the point of knots. But Penny, at the mercy of her brutal husband, is desperate for a fresh start. Willing to do anything for her older sister, Hattie agrees to help. A match is struck and a fire burns Penny's marriage to the ground. With her husband gone, Penny is free, and the sisters, it seems, get away with murder. But freedom comes at a cost.  More than a year after the fire, a charming young man comes to town. Hattie and Penny quickly bring him into the fold and into their hearts but their love for him threatens the delicate balance. Soon long-held resentments, sibling rivalry, and debts unpaid boil over, and the bonds of sisterhood begin to snap. As one little lie grows into the next, the sisters' secrets will unravel, eroding their lives until only a single, horrible truth remains: You owe me. A compelling novel of suspense from a talented new voice, Sister of Mine, by Laurie Petrou, asks us to consider the bonds of family, what it takes to commit the unthinkable, and how far you'll go to protect the ones you love.

Brett and Kelly Courtney are the shining jewels in a New York-based reality TV show called Goal Diggers. One of the most popular shows on American national television, its fiercely competitive cast of five self-made women are defined by their success, beauty and ruthless drive to reach the top by whatever means necessary. The Courtney sisters' rivalry goes skin deep despite the blossoming business they have built together that helps disadvantaged women in Morocco. Harboring bitter jealousies and dark secrets about their manufactured screen lives, they're joined by three other hypercompetitive women who all have their own agendas. And the latest season promises sparks to fly in the quest for even higher ratings. Vicious backstabbing, scathing social media attacks and finely tuned scripting draw in the viewing public every week, all orchestrated by the show's omnipotent producers. But even they don't know that season four will end in murder.... From Jessica Knoll The Favorite Sister, featuring a pair of competitive and uber-successful sisters whose secrets and lies result in murder.

We all have our secrets....They were six university students from Oxford - friends and sometimes more than friends - spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse. It was supposed to be the perfect summer getaway...until they met Severine, the girl next door. For Kate Channing, Severine was an unwelcome presence, her inscrutable beauty undermining the close-knit group's loyalties amid the already simmering tensions. And after a huge altercation on the last night of the holiday, Kate knew nothing would ever be the same. There are some things you can't forgive. And there are some people you can't forget...like Severine, who was never seen again. Now, a decade later, the case is reopened when Severine's body is found in the well behind the farmhouse. Questioned along with her friends, Kate stands to lose everything she's worked so hard to achieve as suspicion mounts around her. Desperate to resolve her own shifting memories and fearful she will be forever bound to the woman whose presence still haunts her, Kate finds herself buried under layers of deception with no one to set her free....The French Girl, by Lexie Elliott, delves into the past and the darker side of friendship.

A deathbed confession has chilling consequences in this gripping novel of psychological suspense by author Patricia MacDonald called The Girl in the Woods."I have to tell you something ... I did something bad". Ever since her best friend Molly was murdered fifteen years before, Blair Butler has returned to her small hometown in the Pocono Mountains as seldom as possible. Now she has been summoned home to see her terminally ill sister one last time - only for Celeste to make a shocking deathbed confession. Is it really true that the wrong man has spent fifteen years in jail for a crime he didn't commit? Having promised her dying sister that she would do her best to right the wrongs of the past, Blair sets out to discover what really happened that cold, wet November night fifteen years before: the night Molly's battered body was found in the woods behind her home. But is Blair prepared for the shocking truth ... ?

New Non Fiction

 1000 Life Hacks by Dan Grabham shows clever ways to make your life easier at home, work and play. This self-help book gives you a thousand practical tips, tricks and ingenious shortcuts to solve everyday problems. Going further than this, it points out solutions before you realize that problems exist, leaving you always one step ahead of the game!               

Krista Law