Allison Public Library Notes 12/21
“COUNT TO TEN” by James Patterson . . . Summoned by the head of the world's top investigation agency to join a new office in Delhi, former Private India head Santosh Wagh struggles to set aside his personal demons before tackling a case involving murderously corrupt authorities and human remains found at a government site.
“EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE” by Mary Higgins Clark . . . Struggling with the departure of co-host Alex Buckley, television crimesolver Laurie Moran is teamed with a despised Ryan Nichols, who draws her into the cold case of a wealthy widow pushed to her death from the roof of a famous museum.
“OUTLANDFER” by Diana Gabaldon . . . Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.
“A BEAUTY REFINED” by Tracie Peterson . . . Phoebe Von Bergen is excited to visit America at last! But when she accompanies her father from Germany to Montana in search of sapphires, she has no idea of his real plans. As handsome lapidary Ian Harper gets to know Phoebe, he slowly learns the truth about her family. Yet exposing her father's deception could put Phoebe's life in danger. In memory of Bob Roelf.
“SING ,UNBURIED, SING” by Jesmyn Ward . . . Living with his grandparents and sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope.
“HOW I LOST YOU” by Jenny Blackhurst . . . Released from the Oakdale Psychiatric Institute with a new identity, address and a chance to rebuild her life, Emma Cartwright, who supposedly murdered her 12-week old son three years earlier, questions everything she was led to believe when she receives a picture that shows her son as a toddler—and very much alive.
“WYOMING WINTER” by Diana Palmer . . . Colie Jackson stops at nothing to protect the people she loves. Years ago she left J.C. for his own good. Now, for the sake of her daughter, she must depend on the hard-hearted man who won't forgive her. As a band of ruthless criminals tracks their every move through the frozen Wyoming winter, Colie and J.C. will be forced to confront the lies that separated them and the startling truth that will bind them forever.
“HIS GUILT” by Shelley Shepard Gray . . . Returning to the Amish community that wrongly blamed him for an assault two years earlier, Mark protects the only woman who believed him, Neeta, who wonders at the identity of the real culprit in the wake of new attacks.
“TOMORROW THE GLORY” by Heather Graham . . . Torn apart by war and treachery, Kendall Moore, a proud Southern beauty escaping from an abusive marriage, and Brent McClain, a Confederate agent, must find a way back to each other.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN” by John Green . . . Aza Holmes, a high school student with obsessive-compulsive disorder, becomes focused on searching for a fugitive billionaire.
“THE BOOK OF MISTAKES” by Corinna Luyken . . . A celebration of the creative process and the inspiration that can be found in mistakes follows the experiences of an artist who incorporates accidental splotches, spots and misshapen things into her art, transforming it in quirky and playful ways. In memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“THE WOLF THE DUCK & THE MOUSE” by Mac Barnett . . . When a woeful mouse is swallowed whole by a wolf, he quickly discovers that a previously swallowed duck has already set up a cushy home for himself using the many comfortable things that the greedy wolf has eaten up.
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