Allison Public Library Notes 5/18
“16TH SEDUCTION” by James Patterson . . . Still reeling from her husband's betrayal, Lindsay Boxer investigates a wave of possibly unnatural heart attacks claiming the lives of seemingly unrelated victims while assisting the prosecution of a bomber with a hostile defense team.
“HIGH STAKES” by Fern Michaels . . . A male dancer at an adult-entertainment club reaches out to the Men of the Sisterhood when his suspicions of his employer being involved in drug trafficking get him in hot water.
“BEARTOWN” by Fredrik Backman . . . In the tiny forest community of Beartown, the possibility that the amateur hockey team might win a junior championship, bringing the hope of revitalization to the fading town, is shattered by the aftermath of a violent act that leaves a young girl traumatized.
“SONG OF THE LION” by Anne Hillerman . . . While investigating a car bomb meant for a mediator for a development planned at the Grand Canyon, tribal police officers Manuelito, Chee, and their mentor Lieutenant Leaphorn piece together clues that link the bombing to a cold case and a very patient killer with a long-range plot for revenge.
“ONE GOOD DOG” by Susan Wilson . . . After Adam March has a nervous breakdown that causes him to lose everything, he must fulfill a community-service obligation at a soup kitchen, where he meets Chance, a pit bull bred for fighting who ends up being Adam's best shot at redemption.
“THE GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN” by Charlie Donlea . . . When two high school girls disappear from a party, one miraculously escapes from a mysterious abductor, while one remains lost and the forensic pathologist sister of the missing girl uncovers clues that may reveal the fate of other missing teens.
“THE INNKEEPER OF IVY HILL” by Julie Klassen . . . The lifeblood of the village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. When the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane, becomes the reluctant owner. With a large loan due, can Jane and her resentful mother-in-law, Thora, find a way to save the inn--and discover fresh hope for the future?
“I DARED THE DUKE” by Anna Bennett . . . A companion to the Duke of Blackshire’s grandmother, Miss Elizabeth Lacey refuses to make things easy for her ornery, scarred employer, and, if he wants her assistance in moving the sweet dowager duchess to the county, he must accept her dare and grant his grandmother three wishes.
“WILD RIDE” by Julie Ann Walker . . . After being badly injured during a mission, Black Knights Inc. covert operative Ozzie is now stuck at Black Knights headquarters and tasked with distracting reporter Samantha Tate, who's been trying to dig up dirt on the Knights for years.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“GHOST” by Jason Reynolds . . . Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.
“WAKE UP” by Helen Frost . . . Simple poetic language and close-up photographs invite readers to explore all the baby animals who are born during spring.
“PLANT THE TINY SEED” by Christie Matheson . . . Plant a seed to watch it grow. Press on the cloud to make it rain. Jiggle the book to scatter the seeds. Interactive text teaches very young children how flowers sprout and mature. Contains watercolor depictions of a flower in various stages of growth.
“RAIN” by Sam Usher . . . Forced to stay indoors during a rainstorm, young Sam drinks hot chocolate, reads, and dreams of adventures while his Granddad does paperwork until the need to mail an important letter triggers an adventure into the wet outdoors.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: JACK REACHER NEVER GO BACK, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, and FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM.