Allison Public Library Notes 10/12
“HAUNTED” by James Patterson . . . Vacationing in the Maine woods after a series of traumatic crises, Michael Bennett is pulled into the case of a series of child disappearances from a tight-knit community that is reeling from a deadly addiction.
“SECRETS IN DEATH” by J.D. Robb . . . When a gossip reporter is murdered, Eve Dallas learns that the woman kept her most shocking secrets from her columns to use as blackmail, a situation that forces Eve to uncover sordid information that threatens her own safety.
“LIE TO ME” by J.T. Ellison . . . When his wife, Sutton, disappears while they are having marital problems, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her, Ethan Montclair becomes the target of vicious gossip as friends, family, and the media speculate on what really happened to Sutton.
“THE NEW WILD WEST: BLACK GOLD, FRACKING, AND LIFE IN A NORTH DAKOTA BOOMTOWN” by Blaire Briody . . . Examines the negative impact of fracking on the sleepy farm community of Williston, North Dakota, tracing how the lure of the American Dream triggered the nation's biggest unregulated boom since the Gold Rush and gave way to regional violence, overcrowding and an impossibly high cost of living.
“TO BE WHERE YOU ARE” by Jan Karon . . . Father Tim Kavanagh struggles to find meaning in retirement, while newlyweds Dooley and Lace face a crisis that drains their bank account, and four-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his young life.
“THE BLACKBIRD SEASON” by Kate Moretti . . . When student Lucia Hamm goes missing after claiming to have had an affair with teacher Nate Winters, the police eye Nate as a suspect, but a fellow teacher in possession of Lucia's class journal is determined to prove his innocence.
“TO THE FARTHEST SHORES” by Elizabeth Camden . . . Naval officer Ryan Gallagher broke Jenny's heart six years ago when he abruptly disappeared. Now he's returned but refuses to discuss what happened. Furious, Jenny has no notion of the impossible situation Ryan is in. With lives still at risk, he can't tell Jenny the truth about his overseas mission--but he can't bear to lose her again either.
“PARADISE SKY” by Joe R. Lansdale . . . On the run after an infamous landowner murders his father, Willie becomes an expert marksman before turning Buffalo Soldier, befriending Wild Bill Hickok and earning the nickname "Deadwood Dick." Given in memory of Bob Roelf.
“THE SCOTSMAN WHO SAVED ME” by Hannah Howell . . . When he comes to the rescue of Emily Stanton, a beautiful Englishwoman who should be his enemy, Scotsman Iain MacEnroy finds his life transformed in ways he never imagined.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“WHAT TO SAY NEXT” by Julie Buxbaum . . . Distancing herself from her friends when she realizes that nobody she knows will understand the difficulties she is facing in the wake of her father's death, Kit impulsively sits at the lunch table beside longtime loner David, with whom she forges an unexpected connection.
“DUCK & GOOSE: HONK QUACK BOO” by Tad Hills . . . Duck is going as a spooky ghost. Goose is going as a brave superhero. And Thistle’s costume . . . well, that's a secret. But what will Duck and Goose do when they hear a very scary swamp monster is looking for them?
“IN THE MIDDLE OF FALL” by Kevin Henkes . . . Explores the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the autumn season, describing in simple, alliterative text and striking imagery how its transformations culminate in the frosty winter. In memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“THE TOO-SCARY STORY” by Bethanie Deeney Murguia . . . Grace wants Papa to tell her a scary bedtime story... but her little brother Walter doesn't want it to be TOO scary! So as Papa invents the story of two children out for a walk in a dark forest.