Allison Public Library Notes 6/15
“GOLDEN PREY” by John Sandford . . . A series of audacious robberies compels newly appointed U.S. marshal Lucas Davenport to investigate the possible return of a gang leader who once killed two FBI agents.
“THE IDENTICALS” by Elin Hilderbrand . . . Twin sisters Tabitha and Harper Frost, who have been at odds for years, are forced together in the wake of a family crisis and reevaluate the resentments that drove them apart.
“DRAGON TEETH” by Michael Crichton . . . A tale set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting follows the exploits of two ambitious paleontologists who sabotage each others' careers in a rivalry that came to be known as the Bone Wars.
“SUMMER DANCE” by Nan Rossiter . . . When his Uncle Cooper’s former flame, Sally Adams, announces that she is publishing a book about their long-ago romance, this one piece of his family’s history is finally revealed to Liam Tate, as he learns how his uncle, who had just returned from Vietnam, fell in love and what happened after.
“NOT A SOUND” by Heather Gudenkauf . . . When she discovers the body of a fellow nurse deep in the woods near her cabin, Amelia Winn, who lost her hearing in an accident two years earlier, is plunged into a mystery that could shatter her carefully reconstructed life.
“BEFORE WE WERE YOURS” by Lisa Wingate . . . Learning that her grandmother was a victim of the corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society, attorney and aspiring politician Avery Stafford delves into her family's past and begins to wonder if some things are best kept secret.
“KNIFE CREEK” by Paul Doiron . . . Investigating the horrifying discovery of a baby's body in a shallow woodland grave, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch uncovers links between the victim and a woman believed to have died years earlier.
“HOME ON THE RANGE” by Ruth Logan Herne . . . After his wife leaves him, Nick Stafford is raising his two daughters alone, but when he runs into difficulties, he becomes involved with Dr. Elsa Andreas, a therapist with a tragic past, as they try to build a future together without fear.
“HARD JUSTICE” by Lori Foster . . . Former mixed martial arts fighter turned bodyguard Justice Wallington and his new client, sheltered heiress Fallon Wade, pose as a couple to keep her safe, but their fake relationship stirs an undeniable heat and he finds himself falling for her.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE INQUISITOR'S TALE” by Adam Gidwitz . . . A peasant girl and her holy greyhound, an oblate on a mission from his monastery, and a young Jewish boy travel across medieval France to escape persecution and save holy texts from being burned.
“IGGY PECK ARCHITEC” by Andrea Beaty . . . Ever since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes in handy when his second grade class is stranded on an island during a picnic.
“NOISY NIGHT” by Mac Barnett . . . Explores the nighttime activities and noises from occupants of a multi-level apartment building.
“PETE THE CAT AND THE MISSING CUPCAKES” by Kimberly & James Dean . . . When Pete the Cat and his friends get ready for a cupcake party, where Pete is performing with his band, they discover some of the cupcakes have gone missing and must find out who is taking them. In loving memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
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