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Library News by Gloria Kinley & Stacey Shackel

Library Corner April 26th

New Fiction 

From authors Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes a riveting thriller called The Last Second  pitting special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine against a private French space agency that has the power to end the world as we know it. Galactus, France's answer to SpaceX, has just launched a communications satellite into orbit, but the payload actually harbors a frightening weapon: a nuclear-triggered electromagnetic pulse. When the satellite is in position, Galactus's second-in-command, Dr. Nevaeh Patel, will have the power to lay waste to the world with an EMP. A former astronaut, Patel believes she is following the directions of the Numen, aliens who saved her life when she space-walked outside the International Space Station. She is convinced that with the Holy Grail, just discovered by the owner of Galactus - eccentric treasure hunter Jean-Pierre Broussard - she can be reunited with the Numen, change the world's destiny, and become immortal with them.

With her back against the wall, everything's on the line for Bianca St. Ives. She's either going to save the world - or die trying. It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca St. Ives, but now that they have, it's far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there's an offer on the table, a one-shot deal that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free as if they'd never found her. And all she has to do is run one last mission - the kind she might never return from. But if Bianca wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it's not like she has a choice. Praise for the novel by Karen Robards called The Fifth Doctrine the delightful, capable and frequently funny Bianca is an intoxicating combo of Stephanie Plum and James Bond.

What if having a best friend was the most dangerous thing you could do? A killer that the police are calling 'Billy Dead Mates' is murdering pairs of best friends, one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book...
For months, detectives have failed to catch Billy, or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she's seen on the news, comes forward. Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy's peculiar little books. A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did a year ago. Was he Billy, and does he want to kill her? Kim has no friends and trusts no one, so how - and why - could she possibly be Billy Dead Mates' next target? This is the next chilling novel from the queen of psychological crime Sophie Hannah called The Next To Die - a literary puzzle set to unlock the dark side of the mind . . .
A woman's murder is only the beginning as a daughter races to unravel the maze of secrets her father left behind--before she becomes the next victim--in the latest emotionally gripping novel from Sara Blaedel called Her Father’s Secret. After suddenly inheriting a funeral home from her father--who she hadn't heard from in decades--Ilka Jensen has impulsively abandoned her quiet life in Denmark to visit the small town in rural Wisconsin where her father lived. There, she's devastated to discover her father's second family: a stepmother and two half sisters she never knew existed. And who aren't the least bit welcoming, despite Ilka's efforts to reach out. Then a local woman is killed, seemingly the unfortunate victim of a home invasion turned violent. But when Ilka learns that the woman knew her father, it becomes increasingly clear that she may not have been a completely random victim after all. The more Ilka digs into her father's past, the more deeply entangled she becomes in a family drama that has spanned decades and claimed more than one life--and she may be the next victim... 

New Non Fiction

 Design Your Next Chapter by Debbie Travis is a book about how to realize your dreams and reinvent your life. Drawing on the tough and often hilaerious lessons she learned from her own leap into a new way of living-and a multitude of motivational stories, tips and ideas to help you jumpstart your dreams is an inspiring roadmap of change.

Her wit, her stories and her common-sense advise will motivate anyone who finds themselves standing at a crossroads wondering what’s next for me?

Krista Law