Allison Public Library Notes 9/14
“FAST FALLS THE NIGHT” by Julia Keller . . . Investigating a series of suspicious overdose deaths in her Appalachian hometown, prosecutor Bell Elkins uncovers evidence of a tainted batch of heroin and begins a desperate race against time that is challenged by local opinions.
“GONE TO DUST” by Matt Goldman . . . Investigating a murder complicated by the killer's strategic approaches to confounding all possible DNA evidence, private detective Nils Shapiro is forced by FBI interference to secretly uncover the potentially shattering identity of a mysterious woman.
“NEED TO KNOW” by Fern Michaels . . . Dragged into a lawsuit by a once-trusted attorney who exploited her trust to amass a secret fortune for himself, famed singer Garland Lee is supported by her Sisterhood friends in defending herself from corrupt judges and seeking their special brand of justice.
“TO DIE IN SPRING” by Ralf Rothmann . . . The son of an alcoholic World War II veteran pieces together the story of his father's experiences as a young apprentice milker on a northern German farm who, along with his outspoken friend, was tricked into becoming an army volunteer and committing an unthinkable act.
“TEXAS FIERCE” by Janet Dailey . . . Hoping to claim and restore his family's failing ranch, Bull Tyler is confronted by a rival clan that would resort to murder to steal his land, a situation that is further complicated by his growing love for a woman who would marry into the enemy family.
“GOODBYE PICCADILLY” by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles . . . Set against the events of 1914 at the outbreak of World War I, the Hunter family, their servants, and the denizens of the village of Northcote, England, all must deal with the harsh realities of a violent and rapidly changing world.
“THIRD STRAND OF THE CORD” by Catherine Richmond . . . Hard-working single mom Caroline Jameson wonders why her son is so unruly. Weren't children with Down syndrome supposed to be cuddly and compliant? Her ex says the boy belongs in an institution. Caroline will do anything to prove him wrong, even sign her son up for karate classes with a know-it-all instructor.
“WILD RIDE COWBOY” by Maisey Yates . . . Putting down roots in Copper Ridge was never Alex Donnelly's intention. But if there's one thing the ex-military man knows, it's that life rarely unfolds as expected. If it did, his best friend and brother-in-arms would still be alive. And Alex wouldn't have inherited a ranch or responsibility for his late comrade's sister.
“SORREL MOON” by Cotton Smith . . . Determined to take control of the Kerry ranch, outlaw Glory Van Camp begins his crusade by shooting Cole Kerry, and when Ethan Kerry finds out who was behind the attack, he steps in to go after Glory--despite being blind. Given in memory of Bob Roelf.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“GONE CAMPING” by Tamera Will Wissinger . . . Hiking in the great outdoors, catching fish, watching the stars come out at night—camping is fun. Until it’s time to sleep. Then, Lucy wonders, what kinds of creatures lurk in the dark? With only her brother and grandpa as tent-mates, will Lucy be able to face her camping fears?
“SHINE” by Patrick McDonnell . . . Struggling to find happiness in her underwater world, Little Hoshi, a starfish, wishes she could shine like a star, but her friends in the ocean convince her that true happiness is found within. In memory of Marilee Reiher.
“THE BOSSIER BABY” by Marla Frazee . . . Change is in the air—the Boss Baby’s staff has stopped taking his direction! It seems that there is a new CEO in town; from the moment she comes home, Boss Baby’s little sister is extremely loud and is demanding all sorts of corporate perks he never got. Can the Boss Baby and his staff get used to the new corporate structure?
“THE SHEEP WHO HATCHED AN EGG” by Gemma Merino . . . Lola is mortified when her once-pretty wool grows back ugly and tangled after a shearing, but when a lost baby bird uses her head for a nest, Lola realizes that she doesn't have to be pretty or perfect in order to be a friend… or to be extraordinary!