Allison Public Library Notes 10/26
“THE HANGMAN'S SONNET” by Robert B. Parker . . . Struggling to hold himself together through Suitcase Simpson's wedding while grieving the loss of his fiancée, Jesse Stone investigates the death of an elderly woman whose demise may be linked to the disappearance of a master recording tape by a decades-reclusive music genius.
“THE CUBAN AFFAIR” by Nelson DeMille . . . Crippled by debt, veteran Mac MacCormick accepts a job chartering his boat for a trip to Cuba, and he learns that one of his clients is seeking to claim millions hidden by her grandfather, who was forced to flee Castro's revolution.
“BEST DAY EVER” by Kaira Rouda . . . As Paul and Mia Strom drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?
“THE LAND OF MY DREAMS” by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles . . . The escalating war and the battle of the Somme overshadow the Hunter household as Bobby Hunter gains his wings and joins his brother in France while the women at home pursue respective dreams and navigate the challenges of the past.
“THREADS OF SUSPICION” by Dee Henderson . . . With the public eye fixed on the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force, Detective Evie Blackwell and her new partner, David, are under pressure to produce results. While they investigate two missing-persons cases in Chicago, Evie and David's conviction that justice is truly possible for all will be tested to the limit.
“TRY NOT TO BREATHE” by Holly Seddon . . . The summer Ryan is released from a mental hospital following his suicide attempt, he meets Nicki, who gets him to share his darkest secrets while hiding secrets of her own.
“CAROLINE” by Sarah Miller . . . A retelling of the early pioneering journeys of the Ingalls family is told from the perspective of a pregnant Caroline, who in the frigid winter of 1870 leaves the safety of Wisconsin for a life of hazards and promise in unsettled Kansas Indian Territory.
“THE TWELVE-MILE STRAIGHT” by Eleanor Henderson . . . When a Depression-era girl gives birth to twins including one that is dark skinned, a black man is murdered amid allegations of rape, an act that reverberates throughout the plantation and forces the young mother to raise her children in an environment fraught with precarious lies.
“ONE SUMMER NIGHT” by Caridad Pineiro . . . To save her family’s business, Jersey girl Maggie Sinclair is forced to ask Jax Pierce for help—despite the fact that the Sinclairs and Pierces have been feuding for nearly 30 years—a decision that causes them to both risk everything.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE BEAUTIFUL LOST” by Luanne Rice . . . Convinced her depression will go away if she can reunite with her absent mother, Maia runs away to Canada to find her mother and is accompanied by Billy, her crush, who reveals his own secrets and a desire to escape his past.
“THERE'S A GIRAFFE IN MY SOUP” by Ross Burach . . . Each time a waiter returns with a new bowl of soup to satisfy a customer's complaint, a different animal appears in the soup. In memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“SO COZY” by Lerryn Korda . . . When Dog's bed looks so inviting to his numerous animal friends that a teetering pileup of coziness ensues, a sneeze triggered by Mouse's presence on Elephant's trunk temporarily frightens everyone away.