Allison Public Library Notes 4/02
“THE BOY FROM THE WOODS” by Harlan Coben . . . Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn't know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing. No one seems to take Naomi Pine's disappearance seriously, not even her father-with one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school. Hester asks Wilde-with whom she shares a tragic connection-to use his unique skills to help find Naomi.
“A CONSPIRACY OF BONES” by Kathy Reichs . . . Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan struggles to identify a faceless murder victim in possession of her cell number, a mystery that is entangled with a decade-old missing-child case.
“A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD” by Therese anne Fowler . . . The single mother of a mixed-race college student and a thriving business owner with a troubled daughter clash over a historic oak tree on their property line and the blossoming romance between their children.
“MY DARK VANESSA” by Kate Elizabeth Russell . . . Asked to help defend an older high-school English teacher with whom she had an affair at age 15, Vanessa struggles to choose between her romantic teen illusions and harrowing adult perceptions.
“HIDE AWAY” by Jason Pinter . . . A vigilante on the run from her past, single mother Rachel Marin, moving to a small town in Illinois, becomes the target of the cops and a killer when she gets involved with a murder investigation and soon discovers that she cannot trust anyone.
“IN FIVE YEARS” by Rebecca Serle . . . An ambitious young lawyer on the brink of having it all disregards a vivid dream about how different her life will be in five years, before meeting the man in her vision nearly five years later.
“DAUGHTERS OF NORTHERN SHORES” by Joanne Bischof . . . When Haakon, who fled his home after trying to steal his brother Thor's wife, returns, he faces a difficult choice between destroying his brother for good or making amends for his past misdeeds.
“DEADLY INTENTIONS” by Lisa Harris . . . Detective Josh Solomon always believed his wife's death was the result of a home invasion. But when he is pulled into a case with striking similarities, it doesn't take long for him to realize the chilling truth--the attack that took his wife's life was far from random.
“THE BILLIONAIRE IN BOOTS” by Julia London . . . Returning home to run the family ranch after the death of his father, Nick Prince, not happy about this turn of events, goes up against his late father’s feisty office manager, Charlotte Bailey, who makes him want to stay at the ranch—forever.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“ONE OF US IS NEXT” by Karen M. McManus . . . A year after the Bayview four were cleared of Simon Kelleher's death, a new mystery has cropped up--a game with dangerous consequences that's targeting students at Bayview again. And if the creator isn't found soon, dangerous could prove deadly.
“JUST ASK!” by Sonia Sotomayor . . . Sonia and her friends plant a garden, and each one contributes in his or her own special way, in a book that celebrates the many differences among humans. In loving memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“PETE THE CAT; FIVE LITTLE BUNNIES” by James Dean . . . One night, Pete the Cat was bunnysitting five little bunnies when all a sudden - Five little bunnies hopping on the bed....! Sing along with Pete the Cat in his fun adaptation of "Five Little Monkeys."
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: FORD V FERRARI, and THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON.