Allison Public Library Notes 6/11
“FAIR WARNING” by Michael Connelly . . . When a woman with whom he shared a one-night stand is found brutally murdered, veteran reporter Jack McEvoy tracks down a serial killer who has been operating under the radar.
“THE PERSUASION” by Iris Johansen . . . Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn’s artistic daughter, Jane, teams up with former flame Seth Caleb and confronts their complicated dynamic while trying to escape a brilliant psychopath.
“DANCE AWAY WITH ME” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips . . . When life throws her one setback too many, midwife and young widow Tess Hartsong takes off for Runaway Mountain. But instead of peace and quiet, she encounters an enigmatic artist, a helpless infant and a passel of curious teens in a small and suspicious community.
“PERFECTLY FAMOUS” by Emily Liebert . . . This harrowing tale of one woman's infatuation and another woman's fear is full of explosive surprises. Journalist Bree Bennett is obsessed with finding a crime novelist who disappears after a deadly attack on her beloved daughter.
“THE SUMMER DEAL” by Jill Shalvis . . . Brynn Turner desperately wishes she had it together, but her personal life is like a ping-pong match. Returning to her Wildstone hometown in the aftermath of a latest heartbreak, Brynn discovers that her tough but chronically ill rival, Kinsey, is actually her half-sister, before agreeing to a summertime relationship with a childhood crush.
“MRS. LINCOLN'S SISTERS” by Jennifer Chiaverini . . . Devastated by her 1875 suicide attempt, the sisters of widowed former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln navigate the consequences of their husbands' choices while advocating for Mary's needs.
“THE MEDALLION” by Cathy Gohlke . . . Sophie Kumiega, a British bride working in the Warsaw city library, awaits news of her husband, Janek, recently deployed with the Polish Air Force. Though Sophie is determined that she and the baby in her womb will stay safe, the days ahead will draw her into the plight of those around her, compelling her to help, whatever the danger. Inspired by true events of Poland’s darkest days and brightest heroes.
“IF ONLY I COULD TELL YOU” by Hannah Beckerman . . . Audrey’s dream as a mother had been for her daughters, Jess and Lily, to be as close as only sisters can be. But now, as adults, they no longer speak to each other, and Audrey’s two teenage granddaughters have never met. Audrey just can’t help feeling like she’s been dealt more than her fair share as she’s watched her family come undone over the years, and she wonders if they will ever be whole again.
“FOUR BRIDES” by Debbie Macomber . . . After their lives take them in unexpected directions, three friends meet again at their fifteen-year class reunion where they reconnect and share stories of disappointment, rediscovery and, finally, new love.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“SONG FOR A WHALE” by Lynne Kelly . . . Frustrated by the communication challenges of the hearing world as her school's only hearing-impaired student, a 12-year-old electronics whiz uses her tech skills to help a whale that has lost its ability to communicate.
“YOU MATTER” by Christian Robinson . . . Shares empathetic depictions of people from different world regions to highlight the importance of understanding other viewpoints.
“BEEHIVE” by Jorey Hurley . . . An exploration of the life cycle of bees and how they construct hives and make honey.