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Library Corner by Gloria Kinley & Library Lines by Andrea Trembath

Library Corner January 25th

New Fiction 

From "one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today”(Mark Billingham) The Killing Habit again brings together favorite wild-card detective Tom Thorne and straight-laced DI Nicola Tanner on a pair of lethally high-stakes cases.While DI Nicola Tanner investigates the deadly spread of a dangerous new drug, Tom Thorne is handed a case that he doesn't take too seriously, until a spate of animal killings points to the work of a serial killer. When the two cases come together in a way that neither could have foreseen, both Thorne and Tanner must risk everything to catch two very different killers.

When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he'd had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But there's a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder. Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. Sean has his back, but incriminating evidence keeps piling up. From fingerprints to DNA, everything points to Liam, who must race against time and his department to uncover the truth - even if that truth is his own guilt. Yet as he digs deeper, dark secrets come to light, and Liam begins to suspect the killer might actually be Sean...When the smoke clears in this harrowing family drama, who will be left standing? In this raw, edgy thriller by author Matthew Farrell called What Have you Done family is not what it seems.

A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger’s van. No help for miles. What would you do? Darby Thorne is a college student stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She's on the way home to see her sick mother. She'll have to spend the night in the rest stop with four complete strangers. Then she stumbles across a little girl locked inside one of their parked cars.There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, no way out because of the snow, and she doesn't know which one of the other travelers is the kidnapper.Who is the little girl? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her? Full of shocking twists and turns, this beautifully written novel called No Exit, by Taylor Adams will have you on the edge of your seat.

2016 Vineland.  Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against an upended world that seems to hold no mercy for her shattered life and family - or the crumbling house that contains her.
1871 Vineland. Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher's small town have no desire for a new world order. Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome. Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked to pay a high price for their courage. But both also find inspiration -- and an unlikely kindred spirit -- in Mary Treat, a scientist, adventurer and anachronism. A testament to both the resilience and persistent myopia of the human condition, Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver, explores the foundations we build in life, spanning time and place to give us all a clearer look at those around us, and perhaps ourselves. It is a novel that speaks truly to our times. 

New Non Fiction 

Perseverance, by Tim Hague, gives the reader the seven skills you will need to survive, thrive, and accomplish more than you ever imagined possible. After starting a family and flourishing in his career, Tim Hague was struck with misfortune. He was only forty-six when he was diagnosed with early Parkinson’s disease. His remarkable life story shows that perseverance is not just a matter of willpower: it is a skill that can be learned and honed. His book, like his life is a guide to how we can all learn to persevere in the face of early struggles-or even life-changing illness.

Krista Law