Allison Public Library Notes 8/31
“EXPOSED” by Lisa Scottoline . . . An epic battle of wills and legal strategy ensues when DiNunzio and Rosato represent opposing sides in a wrongful termination lawsuit, triggering conflict-of-interest complications that estrange the partners and force their friends and colleagues to take sides.
“THE STORE” by James Patterson . . . Living in a world where all needs are anticipated and delivered by a powerful convenience retailer known as The Store, New York writers Jacob and Megan go undercover to expose The Store's secrets in ways that risk their lives.
“THE GOOD DAUGHTER” by Karin Slaughter . . . Decades after a shattering confrontation that left her mother dead and her sister traumatized, a New York-based lawyer returns to her Atlanta hometown to help her father save the life of a young woman accused of a school shooting.
“MATTIE'S PLEDGE” by Jan Drexler . . . In the 1840s, a handsome and enigmatic Englisher tempts Mattie Schrock to leave her Amish life behind to search for adventure in the West. Will her Amish sweetheart's love be the anchor that holds her secure?
“SEEING RED” by Sandra Brown . . . When her interview with Major Franklin Trapper, who led survivors of a bombing to safety twenty-five years earlier, goes wrong, Kerra Bailey joins forces with his estranged son John to uncover the truth about the event.
“EMMA IN THE NIGHT” by Wendy Walker . . . When one of two teen sisters who disappeared three years earlier returns with an astonishing tale about how they were held on a mysterious island, skeptical forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter investigates the young woman's family and uncovers disturbing evidence of violated boundaries, betrayals and narcissistic parenting.
“PEACE IN THE VALLEY” by Ruth Logan Herne . . . In spite of past differences, Trey Walker Stafford would never forget how his uncle, a cowboy and rancher, adopted him and made him part of the family. He'd left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam's wishes and returns discouraged about life and love after tragically losing his wife.
“GHOST OF THE INNOCENT MAN” by Benjamin Rachlin . . . The true story of a man who was wrongly convicted of rape and sent to prison for life, who worked tirelessly for 24 years to prove his innocence and finally founded North Carolina’s Innocence Inquiry Commission to help others in similar predicaments.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE SERPENT KING” by Jeff Zentner . . . Struggling through his senior year of high school, where he is targeted by bullies because of his father's extreme faith, Dill teams up with fellow outcast Lydia, who is determined to escape their tiny town by pursuing a career in fashion, and Travis, whose obsession with an epic book series and a fangirl turns his reality into real-life fantasy.
“THIS HOUSE, ONCE” by Deborah Freedman . . . Asks readers to think about ways in which the natural world has provided for them by exploring all the different elements of a house and where each came from.
“THE POUT-POUT FISH: FAR, FAR FROM HOME” by Deborah Diesen . . . Forgetting his favorite toy at home when he departs on a first vacation, Mr. Fish explores new places and meets new friends while learning that a few bumps along the way are all part of the journey and that love travels with him wherever he goes. Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.