Allison Public Library Notes 11/14
“LETHAL AGENT” by Vince Flynn . . . A divisive presidential election is complicated by terrorist videos of a kidnapped scientist who is being forced to produce anthrax, catapulting Mitch Rapp into an undercover mission to prevent the weapon from being smuggled into America.
“THE SHAPE OF NIGHT” by Tess Gerritsen . . . Moving to a coastal community in Maine, a woman trying to outrun her past is confronted by a string of murders and the ghost of a sea captain who is haunting her isolated home.
“WHAT HAPPENS IN PARADISE” by Elin Hilderbrand . . . Irene and her sons return to St. John to investigate her late husband’s secret double life before uncovering surprising truths about their own realities and futures.
“MY LOVELY WIFE” by Samantha Downing . . . A seemingly typical suburban husband discloses the secret ways that he and his wife of fifteen years keep their marriage alive and chase away domestic boredom by orchestrating creative ways to get away with murder.
“THE OTHER'S GOLD” by Elizabeth Ames . . . College roommates Lainey, Ji Sun, Alice, and Margaret become inseparable friends, but as they progress from college to adulthood, each of them makes a terrible mistake that forces their friendships to evolve.
“THE CURSE OF MISTY WAYFAIR” by Jaime Jo Wright . . . A century apart, two women seek their mothers in Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin. In 1908, Thea's search leads her to an insane asylum with dark secrets. In modern-day Wisconsin, Heidi Lane answers the call of a mother battling dementia. Both confront the legendary curse of Misty Wayfair--and are entangled in a web of danger that entwines them across time.
“THE SEVEN LONGEST YARDS” by Chris & Emily Norton . . . The world watched as Chris Norton, a quadriplegic with a 3% chance of ever moving or feeling anything below his neck, took ten impossible steps. The Seven Longest Yards tells the unforgettable story of how he and his wife, Emily, battled unbelievable odds with faithful determination to discover that life's lowest moments can be our greatest gifts.
“ME FOR YOU” by Lolly Winston . . . Rudy, a widower trying to move on after the murder of his beloved wife, finds his efforts complicated by police suspicion, an ex's reappearance, and his adult daughter's marital problems.
“THE TRUTH ABOUT COWBOYS” by Lisa Renee Jones . . . Starting a new life in Texas after losing everything, a lawyer finds her life further complicated by cowboy Michael Montgomery who is constantly trying to save her from herself.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“BAT AND THE END OF EVERYTHING” by Elana K. Arnold . . . Bat grows anxious as his third-grade year comes to an end and the time to release his pet skunk, Thor, out into the wild approaches.
“HORSE MUSEUM” by Dr. Seuss . . . Whimsically tours a museum filled with full-color photographic reproductions of pieces by master artists, from Picasso to Jackson Pollock and many others. In memory of Marilee Reiher.
“PETE THE CAT AND THE PERFECT PIZZA PARTY” by Kimberly & James Dean . . . Wanting to organize a perfect pepperoni pizza party, Pete the Cat learns a helpful lesson about compromise when he discovers that his friends all want different pizza toppings. In memory of Marilee Reiher.