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Library Corner by Gloria Kinley & Library Lines by Andrea Trembath

Library Corner March 8th

New Fiction 

From author Patrick Senecal comes an engrossing thriller called Seven Days about a monster who becomes a victim and a victim who becomes a monster. One sunny fall day, Dr. Bruno Hamel's life changes forever. His beloved seven-year-old daughter, Jasmine, is the victim of a tragic crime. Grief-stricken, Hamel sets in play a meticulous plan. He will kidnap the man responsible for his daughter's death and make him pay horribly for what he has done. He manages to ambush a police transport and disappear with his target. But Hamel hasn't accounted for Herve Mercure, a detective with a troubled past who becomes certain he can track down Hamel by studying clues in his past - and in the increasingly unsettling phone calls Hamel makes to his partner, Sylvie. Both riveting and provocative, this daring thriller is an enthralling meditation on what it means to be human - and to battle the monster within and without.
Detective Harriet Blue is a very good cop...gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. It's all because of one man: Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person in the world who matters to Harriet - and he plans to kill her next. As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side - and finally crosses it - Harriet won't stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken. Liar Liar by James Patterson ticks like a time bomb and is addictive to read about Harriet Blue and the trouble she gets into.

Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from Jane Harper called The Lost Man. Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. Their third brother, Cameron, lies dead at their feet. In an isolated belt of Australia, their homes a three-hour drive apart, the brothers were one another's nearest neighbors. Cameron was the middle child, the one who ran the family homestead. But something made him head out alone under the unrelenting sun. Nathan, Bub and Nathan's son return to Cameron's ranch and to those left behind by his passing: his wife, his daughters, and his mother, as well as their long-time employee and two recently hired seasonal workers. While they grieve Cameron's loss, suspicion starts to take hold, and Nathan is forced to examine secrets the family would rather leave in the past. Because if someone forced Cameron to his death, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.

Can their love survive the darkest of days? 1943: Europe is at war - but neutral Ireland is isolated from the storm. In a sleepy coastal village south of Dublin, eighteen-year-old Aileen Sweeney meets soldier Niall O'Rourke at a dance, and the spark between them soon ignites a powerful love. But when Niall makes a life-changing and contentious decision, Aileen's hopes and dreams fall apart. In an instant Niall is transformed from dashing suitor to social outcast, and the fallout leaves each of them navigating the consequences alone. Putting her innocence behind her, Aileen must make her own tough choices - choices that will set the course of the rest of her life. In Rachael Quinn’s book called An Ocean Between US Aileen and Niall have promised to stay true to each other while they're apart, but in a world at war and where nothing is certain, can their relationship really survive the distance of an ocean? 

New Non Fiction 

Awkward  by Ty Tashiro is the science of why we’re socially awkward and why that’s awesome. How can the same traits that make us feel uneasy in social situations also provide the seeds for extraordinary success? Interweaving the latest research with personal tales and real world examples, this book offers us reasurance, and provides valuable insights into how we can embrace our personal quirks and unique talents to realize our awesome potential. Thanks to shows like The Bing Bang Theory, being awkward has become cool.


Krista Law