Allison Public Library Notes 5/11
“FAST AND LOOSE” by Stuart Woods . . . Making the acquaintance of a prestigious family while enjoying a boating excursion, Stone Barrington learns that he and his new friends share a common enemy who has a short fuse.
“FALLING DARKNESS” by Karen Harper . . . After surviving a plane crash with her ex-husband, young daughter, and new love, forensic psychologist Claire Britten must enter the witness protection program to keep her family safe from the criminal mastermind who is out to get her boyfriend.
“THE STARS ARE FIRE” by Anita Shreve . . . Based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history follows the experiences of a pregnant woman who struggles to protect her two young children and watches her home burn while her husband joins the volunteer firefighters.
“KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON” by David Grann . . . Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
“A PORTRAIT OF EMILY PRICE” by Katherine Reay . . . When art restorer and would-be artist Emily Price surprises herself by accepting a marriage proposal from Chef Benito Hillam, she follows him home to Italy, where Benito's father takes her under his wing when she has difficulty adjusting.
“WARLORD” by Ted Bell . . . When former counterspy Alexander Hawke receives a late night phone call from a friend in desperate need of help, he jumps back into action to stop the maniac determined to murder the British royal family.
“LOST IN YOU” by Jules Bennett . . . Returning home to serve as a chef at the resort his brothers have built in honor of their late sister, Liam Monroe moves in above curvaceous Macy Hayward’s hardware store and decides to teach her to cook before she poisons someone until their sessions in the kitchen become too hot to handle.
“THE PERFECT STRANGER” by Megan Miranda . . . A follow-up to “All the Missing Girls” traces the harrowing experiences of a failed journalist who starts over as a teacher in rural Pennsylvania, only to become embroiled in a mystery when her friend goes missing amid rumors that her friend was not the person she claimed to be.
“HERO IN THE HIGHLANDS” by Suzanne Enoch . . . A hardened army major, Gabriel Forrester unexpectedly inherits a dukedom and huge estate in Scotland where he matches wits with Fiona Blackstock, the woman overseeing his new holdings who has her own ideas how a home should feel.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“LOVE AND GELATO” by Jenna Evans Welch . . . After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mother's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets.
“ARE WE THERE YET?” by Dan Santat . . . Enduring a boring car ride that makes him feel like time is going backward, a little boy is astonished to find himself traveling back to the times of Colonial America, ancient Egypt, the dinosaur era and other historical periods.
“MOTHER BRUCE” by Ryan T. Higgins . . . Enjoying a life of solitude and delicious hard-boiled eggs, Bruce the bear is surprised when his goose eggs hatch live goslings who believe he is their mother, require constant care, and refuse to fly south.