Allison Public Library Notes 3/23
“I SEE YOU” by Clare Mackintosh . . . Spotting her own picture in a classified ad referencing a mysterious website, Zoe discovers that other women who have appeared in the ad have become the victims of increasingly violent crimes.
“THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS” by Ruth Hogan . . . Having collected a lifetime of lost objects in order to deal with the loss of his fiancâee, Anthony Peardew bequeaths his secret life's mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and all its lost treasures--and the responsibility to return each one to its owner.
“THE NEARNESS OF YOU” by Amanda Eyre Ward . . . Electing to have a child by surrogate rather than pass on the genes that caused her mother's mental illness, heart surgeon Suzette Kendall believes that she has achieved her dreams before unexpectedly falling in love in ways that change her perceptions about motherhood.
“DEAD IN THE WATER” by Annelise Ryan . . . While planning her wedding to Detective Steve Hurley, deputy coroner Mattie Winston must investigate the murder of the newest member of the medical examiner's staff, whose floating body was found trapped against a dam with his throat slashed.
“A MILLION LITTLE THINGS” by Susan Mallery . . . Feeling alone after breaking up with a longtime boyfriend, Zoe Saldivar's life gets complicated when her father begins flirting with her best friend Jen's mom and she starts seeing Jen's brother in a new way.
“THE GOLDEN HOUR” by T. Greenwood . . . To refocus on her painting, Wyn Davies agrees to be temporary caretaker for a property on a remote Maine island, where she discovers a box of mysterious images that may help her come to grips with a crime committed against her twenty years earlier.
“THE SADDLE MAKER'S SON” by Kelly Irvin . . . Rebekah Lantz and Tobias Byler face issues of inclusion and regret within their close-knit Amish community, but when a pair of half-starved runaway siblings suddenly shows up, having traveled thousands of miles, the two learn what true family is.
“RIVALS UNTO DEATH” by Rick Beyer . . . Explores Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's political careers and rivalry, describing their competitive legal practices in New York City, as well as the contentious election of 1800 and the infamous duel in Weehawken, New Jersey.
“WILD HORSE SPRINGS” by Jodi Thomas . . . Dan Brigman may not lead the most exciting life, but he's proud of what he's achieved: he's a respected lawman, and he's raised a bright, talented daughter on his own. But finding a lone, sparkly blue boot in the middle of a deserted highway gets him thinking maybe the cowgirl who lost it is exactly the shake-up he needs.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR” by John Corey Whaley . . . An agoraphobic teen who has not left his house for three years is sought out by an ambitious girl determined to get into a top-tier psychology program by treating him and earning a scholarship, a plan that is challenged by their growing bond.
“WHAT WERE THE TWIN TOWERS?” by Jim O'Connor . . . Describes the history of the Twin Towers, the tallest buildings in the world during their time, from their construction in 1973 to the terrorist attack in 2001 that toppled the towers and changed the United States forever.
“THE EASTER BUNNY'S ASSISTANT” by Jan Thomas . . . When the Easter Bunny decides to decorate eggs with the help of his friend Skunk, the two must learn to work together before the whole process goes awry.
“GIRAFFES RUIN EVERYTHING” by Heidi Schulz . . . It seems that giraffes will misbehave whether attending a birthday party, going to the movies, playing in the park, or just about anything else. In fond memory of Marilee Reiher.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, I'M NOT ASHAMED, and INFERNO.