Allison Public Library Notes 7/16
“The Golden Cage” by Camilla Lackberg . . . When Jack needs help launching a new company, Faye leaves school to support him, waitressing by day and working as his strategist by night. With the business soaring, Faye and Jack have a baby, and Faye finds herself at home, caring for their daughter. When Faye discovers that he's having an affair, the polished façade of their life cracks wide open. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and Jack is about to get exactly what he deserves.
“Safe” by S.K. Barnett . . . Miraculously returning home after escaping the kidnappers who stole her in early childhood 12 years earlier, Jenny navigates difficult questions by her parents and older brother while struggling to avoid ongoing threats to her safety.
“Friends and Strangers” by J. Courtney Sullivan . . . Struggling to adjust to small-town life after having a baby, an accomplished New York City journalist immerses herself in social media before bonding with a babysitter from a very different walk of life.
“The Dilemma” by B.A. Paris . . . It’s Livia’s 40th birthday, and her husband Adam is throwing her the party of a lifetime. Everyone she loves will be there, except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But Livia is secretly glad Marnie won’t be there. Livia has recently uncovered a secret about their daughter which, if revealed, will shake the foundation of their family to its core. Adam, meanwhile, has his own surprise for Livia: he’s arranged for Marnie to secretly fly back for the party.
“Dark August” by Katie Tallo . . . After returning to her hometown when she inherits her grandmother's house, Augusta Monet discovers the cold-case files of her late detective mother and uncovers secrets which may reveal the truth about her mother's tragic death.
“Seven Lies” by Elizabeth Kay . . . Jane has a secret: she loathes Marnie's wealthy, priggish husband. So when Marnie asks if she likes him, Jane tells her first lie. After all, even best friends keep some things to themselves. It is the first of seven lies that will change everything. If she had been honest, then perhaps her best friend's husband might still be alive today.
“An Uncommon Woman” by Laura Frantz . . . In the borderlands of 1770 West Virginia there is no place for finer feelings. Charged with keeping the peace with local tribes, a hero of the French and Indian War is determined to stay free of romantic entanglement--until he meets a frontier maiden who just might be able to change his mind.
“Hunting Ground” by Maghan Holloway . . . In a remote Montana town, museum curator Evelyn Hutto unearths a collection of Native American art steeped in secrets that is linked to a violent spate of crimes, forcing her to play a deadly game of cat and mouse with a dangerous man to find the truth.
“Say Yes To The Duke” by Eloisa James . . . Relieved by the attention of a quiet vicar at her debut ball, the plain and shy Viola Astley unexpectedly finds her reputation compromised by the Duke of Wynter who will stop at nothing to win her heart.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“The Last Kids On Earth” by Max Brallier . . . After a monster apocalypse hits town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as Blarg.
“Pool Party” by Doreen Cronin . . . Farmer Brown and most of the farm animals manage a hot day by taking a dip in a swimming pool that is too splashy, noisy and crowded for the cows.
“Mr. Scruff” by Simon James . . . Feeling like he does not belong to anyone when the other dogs in his rescue shelter find homes with just the right humans, Mr. Scruff considers a life with a little boy who is his match in less-obvious ways.