Allison Public Library Notes 3/15
“UNBOUND” by Stuart Woods . . . Stone is pulled into a lethal game of vengeance when an old buddy, CIA operative-turned film producer Teddy, seeks revenge on a man who recently helped to cover up a crime that was personal to Teddy.
“ALL THAT GLITTERS” by Diana Palmer . . . Taking a job at a prestigious fashion house in New York, Ivory Keene is about to realize her dreams of becoming a fashion designer, but she puts her career on the line when she has a forbidden affair with her older boss, Curry Kells.
“THE WANTED” by Robert Crais . . . Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner, Joe Pike, take on a case involving a client who fears her troubled teen son is dealing drugs, an investigation that reveals the young man's role in a string of high-end burglaries that have resulted in a murder and a disappearance.
“GRIST MILL ROAD” by Christopher J. Yates . . . The year is 1982; the setting, an Edenic hamlet some ninety miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends—Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah—are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves never could have predicted, the three meet again—with even more devastating results.
“LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES” by Jamie Ford . . . A half-Chinese orphan whose mother sacrificed everything to give him a better chance is raffled off as a prize at Seattle's 1909 World's Fair, only to land in the ownership of the madam of a notorious brothel where he finds friendship and opportunities, in a story based on true events.
“MAYBE IT'S YOU” by Candace Calvert . . . Nurse Sloane Ferrell has escaped her tumultuous past and is beginning a new job and a new relationship with a first responder, but when brutal crimes begin to occur, secrets about her past threaten to surface and ruin her new life.
“THE WIFE BETWEEN US” by Greer Hendricks . . . A psychologically charged tale of suspense follows the unexpected twists that shape a divorce and second marriage that are anything but what they seem.
“GRACE AND THE PREACHER” by Kim Vogel Sawyer . . . After getting roped into a train robbery scheme, Theophil Garrison evades capture and trades places with a fatally ill minister, hoping to start a new life in the Kansas community of Fairland.
“BEAUTIFUL LAWMAN” by Sophie Jordan . . . Butting heads constantly with arrogant sheriff Hale Walthers, Piper Walsh, with most of her family in jail or dead, is trying to build a good life for herself, but meets resistance from the handsome lawman at every turn.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“FORGET ME NOT” by Ellie Terry . . . When her mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend, Calliope meets Jinsong at her latest middle school, who becomes her friend despite her Tourette syndrome and the embarrassment it can cause.
“A PERFECT DAY” by Lane Smith . . . Enjoying an idyllic day in Bert's backyard, Cat, Dog, Chickadee and Squirrel are disturbed by a bumbling bear who crushes the flowerbed, drinks from the wading pool and gobbles up their food. In memory of Bob Shultz.
“ROBINSON” by Peter Sis . . . Robin and his friends are planning to dress up as pirates for their school's annual costume party, but instead his mother creates a Robinson Crusoe costume for him, and while the adults love it, his friends are less welcoming.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: BATTLE OF THE SEXES, HICKOK, and GAME OF THRONES SEASON 4.