Allison Public Library Notes 7/02
“HUSH” by James Patterson . . . An imprisoned ex-cop seeking justice for her brother's murder is offered her freedom in exchange for helping the Deputy Police Commissioner who put her away rescue his missing daughter and grandchild.
“DEVOLUTION” by Max Brooks . . . A modern retelling of the Bigfoot legend is presented as a gripping journal by a woman from a high-tech Pacific Northwest community who becomes cut off from civilization by a volcanic eruption before witnessing the flight of starving humanoid beings.
“THE HALF SISTER” by Sandie Jones . . . A family is forever changed when a stranger arrives at their door. THE TRUTH Sisters Kate and Lauren meet for Sunday lunch every week without fail, especially after the loss of their father. THE LIE But a knock at the door is about to change everything. A young woman by the name of Jess holds a note with the results of a DNA test, claiming to be their half sister. THE UNTHINKABLE As the fallout starts, it's clear that they are all hiding secrets, and perhaps this family isn't as perfect as it appears.
“KNOW MY NAME” by Chanel Miller . . . Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally, and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words.
“IF FOR ANY REASON” by Courtney Walsh . . . A woman, guided by a book of letters left behind after her mother died, inherits her childhood summer cottage on the island of Nantucket. She has one goal--to renovate it, sell it, and get on with her life; but a chance meeting with the boy next door leads her down a path of discovering her purpose, piecing together what really happened to her mother the night she died, and the realization that maybe her mother's letters weren't the source of wisdom she thought they were.
“PARAKEET” by Marie-Helene Bertino . . . Visited by a bird she believes to be the spirit of her late grandmother days before her wedding, a bride receives a warning not to get married and embarks on a frantic search for her long-lost brother.
“DON'T TURN AROUND” by Jessica Barry . . . Midnight. Cait Monaghan and Rebecca McRae are on a desolate road that slices through the New Mexican desert. They've never met before tonight. Both have secrets to protect. Both of their lives are in danger. When a truck pulls up fast behind them, they assume it's punk teenagers or run-of-the-mill road rage, but it soon becomes clear that whoever is driving the truck is hunting them for sport and they are out to draw blood. As the miles unspool and the dangers mount, the pasts they've worked so hard to keep buried have come back to haunt them.
“AIMING FOR LOVE” by Mary Connealy . . . Growing up in Colorado, Josephine Nordegren has been fascinated by, but has shied away from, the outside world--one she's been raised to believe killed her parents. When Dave Warden, a rancher, shows up at their secret home with his wounded father, will Josephine and her sisters risk stepping into the world to help, or remain separated but safe on Hope Mountain?
“FIRST WITH A KISS COWBOY” by Sara Richardson . . . Toby Garrett is no stranger to risk. But this latest injury could end his rodeo career for good. Thankfully, his recovery at home isn't as awful as he'd imagined, especially when he comes face-to-face with Jane. The kiss they once shared still fuels his fantasies, but when she walked away, he let her go. Now Toby is determined to fix his mistakes.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER” by Holly Jackson . . . As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.
“PETE THE CAT'S FAMILY ROAD TRIP” by Kimberly & James Dean . . . As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.
“BEING FROG” by April Pulley Sayre . . . Frogs are amazing creatures, and this book offers young readers an up-close and revealing peek at their everyday lives. Follow them from egg to tadpole to froglet crawling up onto land for the first time.