Allison Public Library Notes 4/27
“THE BURIAL HOUR” by Jeffery Deaver . . . Lincoln Rhyme investigates the abduction of a traveling businessman from an Upper East Side street, a case that is complicated by an 8-year-old girl who was the crime's only witness.
“ONE PERFECT LIE” by Lisa Scottoline . . . A single mom's efforts to support her shy star athlete son's recruitment into a Division I college are violently complicated by a secretly disturbed young man from an affluent family and a new teacher with a mysterious agenda.
“THE HORSE DANCER” by Jojo Moyes . . . A headstrong teen quietly training to become an elite equestrian to fulfill her ailing grandfather's ambitions is taken in by a struggling lawyer and her estranged husband, whose lives are thrown into turmoil by a devastating secret.
“THE ARIS DECIAION” by Robert Ludlum . . . Microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith is sent with his fellow Covert-One operatives to discover why an American special forces team was savagely attacked and decimated by the normally peaceful residents of a farming village in northern Uganda.
“THE FINISHING SCHOOL” by Joanna Goodman . . . A successful writer returns to her elite Swiss boarding school to get to the bottom of a tragic accident that took place while she was a student twenty years earlier. How far would you go to uncover the truth?
“WAVES OF MERCY” by Lynn Austin . . . In 1897, Geesje de Jonge is asked to write a memoir about her experience emigrating from the Netherlands to the Michigan wilderness in honor of her town's fiftieth anniversary. As Geesje recalls the events of the past, a young visitor, Anna Nicholson, mourns a broken engagement. Over the course of one summer, the lives of both women will change forever.
“THE HIDEAWAY” by Lauren K. Denton . . . After her grandmother’s death, Sara Jenkins discovers she’s been left her run-down B&B in Alabama and tasked with renovating it and uncovers a box in the attic that reveals a mysterious side of her grandmother’s life that ultimately impacts her own destiny.
“SIX YEARS IN THE HANOI HILTON” by Amy Shively Hawk . . . Draws on personal journals and extensive audio recordings, to reveal the experiences of Air Force pilot James Shively, who was shot down over North Vietnam in 1967 and spent the next six years enduring brutal treatment in Hanoi prison camps.
“ABOUT THAT MAN” by Sherryl Woods . . . Sensible spinster Daisy Spencer decides to take in a precocious youngster, much to the town's surprise, and finds herself up against the boy's uncle, rugged D.C. cop Walker Ames, only to find herself attracted to him.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR” by Nicola Yoon . . . Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.
“VERY LITTLE SLEEPING BEAUTY” by Teresa Heapy . . . Anticipating her birthday with glee, a precocious little toddler becomes so excited that nothing her worn-out daddy tries at bedtime—not lullabies, tickles or even dances—induce sleep, in this modern retelling of the classic tale.
“OVER AND UNDER THE POND” by Kate Messner . . . Celebrates the forms of life that live above and under a pond, including turtles, red-winged blackbirds, blue herons, minnows, frogs, and catfish.
“I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO” by Smriti Prasadam-Halls . . . In a celebration of unconditional love, animal families demonstrate how they stand by each other throughout the best and worst of times in life.