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Library Corner by Gloria Kinley & Library Lines by Andrea Trembath

Library Corner February 15th

New Fiction 

Everyone has something to hide. A missing private investigator is found locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - the body was in an area that had already been searched 10 years ago.

Everyone has secrets. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled, and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth. Nobody is innocent. Every officer involved must be questioned, and it seems everyone on the case has something to hide - and everything to lose. In Ian Rankin’s book called In a House Of Lies

it includes intricate plotting-on-the-money descriptions of police procedures, characters we have come to know and love.

A man's quest to find answers for those who are haunted by the past leads him deeper into the shadows in this electrifying novel from Jayne Ann Krentz called Untouchable. Quinton Zane is back. Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases, the kind that law enforcement either considers unsolvable or else has chalked up to accidents or suicides. As a survivor of a fire, he finds himself uniquely compelled by arson cases. His almost preternatural ability to get inside the killer's head has garnered him a reputation in some circles - and complicated his personal life. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long. Having solidified his position as the power behind the throne of his biological family's hedge fund, Zane sets out to get rid of Anson Salinas's foster sons, starting with Jack.

You're back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow. You're keen to find a place of your own. But for now you're crashing in your big brother's spare room. That's when you meet the man next door. He's the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him. All the time.

But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession. Or that someone is watching you.
Family secrets, illicit passion and an unexplained murder? It can only be the gripping new novel from Lisa Jewell called Watching You.

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones,  is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward - with hope and pain - into the future. 

New non Fiction 

Wild Wine Making, by Richard W. Bender, has easy & adventurous recipes going beyond grapes, it includes apple champagne, ginger-green tea, key-lime –cayenne wine and much much more. Dare to drink differently. These 145 recipes for boldly flavored wine, sake and champagne forego tradional wine grapes and rely instead on familiar fruits, vegatables, and herbs-to pack a scrumtious punch. One-gallon batches mean you can experiment wildly without investing a fortune in equipment or ingredients.

Krista Law