Allison Public Library Notes 7/13
“MURDER GAMES” by James Patterson . . . A tenacious Manhattan police officer determined to stop a serial killer who leaves playing cards at the scenes of unrelated victims teams up with a brilliant professor whose book has been connected to the murders against a backdrop of high-profile tabloid speculation.
“THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK” by Kristen Lepionka . . . Hired by the sister of a man on death row who swears he is innocent of the murders of his missing girlfriend and her parents, private investigator Roxane Weary, reeling from her police officer father's death in the line of duty, links sightings of the missing girl to one of her late father's cold cases.
“THE ULTIMATUM” by Karen Robards . . . A talented master of disguise who devotes herself to conning thieves and returning stolen money to its rightful owners hides her Robin Hood activities behind a day job as a personal assistant to her thief father's alluring former partner.
“THE SILENT CORNER” by Dean Koontz . . . When her successful husband inexplicably commits suicide, Jane Hawk searches for answers and discovers that a dangerous and powerful group is somehow forcing accomplished people to take their own lives.
“STILL LIFE” by Dani Pettrey . . . Work hits too close to home for crime scene photographer Avery Tate when her best friend disappears. The only lead is a chilling photo of her--apparently dead. As Avery, her ex-boss Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the case, she's forced to confront her feelings for Parker when they come face-to-face with a dangerous criminal.
“BEHIND THE MOON” by Madison Smartt Bell . . . After she escapes a sexual assault in the desert and falls into an underground cave, Julie lies unconscious in the hospital, travelling in a seductive parallel universe inspired by remarkable cave paintings left behind by prehistoric humans, all while her attacker, Marko, tries to threaten witnesses of the attack into silence.
“UNINVITED” by Lysa TerKeurst . . . Looks at the painful topic of rejection from a Christian perspective, counseling readers to release the self-destructive or controlling urges that often come from perceived rejection in order to embrace faith-based methods of dealing with the pain.
“TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS” by Carolyn Brown . . . Returning home to Happy, Texas, to run her mother’s café for the summer, former wild child Lila Harris encounters her old partner-in-crime and, even though their chemistry is just as hot as ever, he is still the town’s golden boy and she’s still the wrong kind of girl.
“THE GIRL WITH THE MAKE-BELIEVE HUSBAND” by Julia Quinn . . . Crossing the Atlantic to nurse her soldier brother back to health, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby, who is in desperate need of her care, and vows to save his life even if it means pretending that she is his wife.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER” by Ann Brashares . . . Sasha's dad was once married to Ray's mom and in the aftermath of their breakup, neither parent would give up the beach house—Sasha and Ray vacation in this same beach house year after year but never meet until one summer when their lives and those of their siblings intersect in ways none of them could have ever dreamed.
“I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A BEAR HUG!” by Caroline B. Cooney . . . As a child prepares for bed, a parent offers a wide variety of hugs, including a bear hug, a duck hug, and a whale hug.
“ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST” by Andrea Beaty . . . Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: MERCY STREET Season 1, PATRIOTS DAY, and LION.