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Allison Public Library Notes 3/30

Don't forget your umbrella and a good book!



NEVER LET YOU GO” by Chevy Stevens . . . When someone begins stalking her, intimidating her boyfriend, and shadowing her daughter, Lindsey Nash is convinced it's her abusive ex-husband, but his claims of innocence have her wondering if the threat is closer to home.

THE BLACK BOOK” by James Patterson . . . A devoted Chicago cop from a family of career detectives miraculously survives an attack that kills his partner but that he cannot remember himself, an event that causes him to be charged with double murder and tasked with uncovering what really happened to clear his name.

TWO GOOD DOGS” by Susan Wilson . . . A worried mother takes her withdrawn teenage daughter, Cody, to a new town to get a fresh start by opening a bed and breakfast, where Cody bonds with a rescued pit bull, but a terrifying secret she is keeping could threaten their lives.

BEFORE THE WAR” by Fay Weldon . . . 1922. Vivien is twenty-four and a spinster. She wears fashionably droopy clothes, but she is plain and—almost worse—intelligent. At nearly six feet tall, she is known unkindly by her family as “the giantess.” Fortunately, Vivien is rich, so she can travel to London and bribe a charismatic gentleman publisher to marry her. What he does not know is that Vivien is pregnant with another man’s child and will die in childbirth in just a few months.

THE TRAPPED GIRL” by Robert Dugoni . . . When a woman’s body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD’s Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?

GUIDE ME HOME” by Kim Vogel Sawyer . . . Disguising herself as a boy to be a wilderness guide in 1910, 21-year-old Rebecca Hardin, determined to help provide for her family, must make some difficult decisions when her boss and a fellow guide, with whom she has fallen in love, discover her secret. 

A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN” by Susan Meissner . . . Annaliese Lange and Simone Deveraux cross the Atlantic to join their American husbands after the war, but their troubled pasts lead Annaliese to disappear during the voyage, as seventy years later a friend of Simone's discovers the truth about Annaliese's disappearance.

THIS IS OUR SONG” by Samantha Chase . . . Surrounded by beautiful women who are attracted to his fame, musician Riley Shaughnessy resolves to win the heart of the one woman, entertainment reporter Savannah Daly, who disregards him as a pretty-boy rock star.

2017 QUICK COOKING ANNUAL RECIPES” by Taste of Home . . . Smart cooks know that good home cooking comes from the heart, and that a treasured recipe doesn't have to take a lot of work in order to leave an enduring impression.


WOLF HOLLOW” by Lauren Wolk . . . Growing up in a rural Pennsylvania town in the aftermath of two world wars, 12-year-old Annabelle confronts a bullying newcomer and must defend a traumatized but gentle World War I veteran who is wrongly implicated in the bully's disappearance. 

WHAT WAS THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE?” by Janet B. Pascal . . . Did the Great Chicago Fire really start after a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn? Find out the truth in this addition to the What Was? Series.

EGG” by Kevin Henkes . . . The story of four eggs of different colors follows the experiences of three hatchlings who are surprised by what emerges from the fourth egg.

BELLA UP, UP, AND AWAY” by Ryan O'Rourke . . . When the life preserver her new friend Claude is napping on drifts out to sea, Bella the lighthouse cat finds the adventure she is seeking--and makes another new friend along the way.