Allison Public Library Notes 12/27
“DESPERATE MEASURES” by Stuart Woods . . . Meeting a stunning woman who seems like a perfect candidate to meet some of his professional needs, Stone Barrington soon finds himself protecting his new hire when New York City experiences a series of disturbing crimes and it appears she might be the next target.
“BEAUCHAMP HALL” by Danielle Steel . . . Seeking solace from her unfulfilled dreams in a beloved British television series, Winnie impulsively departs for England in the aftermath of two losses and rediscovers herself amid the dramas and personalities of the show's production set.
“BLOOD FEUD” by Robert B. Parker . . . When her ex-husband is nearly killed by a unknown shooter, Sunny becomes the unlikely protector of the Burke family against a deranged mastermind with a very personal vendetta.
“JOYFUL” by Ingrid Fetell Lee . . . The founder of the popular "Aesthetics of Joy" blog counsels readers on how to cultivate a happier, healthier life by making small environmental changes, revealing the unexpected impact of everyday spaces and objects on mood.
“LONE WITNESS” by Rachel Dylan . . . When prosecutor Sophie Dawson is the lone witness to a gang-related double homicide, her world is turned upside down. Private security consultant Cooper Knight is hired to protect Sophie from the gang, but she's more concerned about prosecuting her latest case than the threat to her life. Sophie wants to stand for what's right, but can Cooper keep her safe?
“HOT WINTER NIGHTS” by Jill Shalvis . . . Private investigator Lucas Knight, who mistakenly believes he shared a drunken tryst with smitten, determined co-worker Molly Malone, finds himself unexpectedly falling in love with her while secretly supervising her first case.
“YOU CAN RUN” by Steve Mosby . . . When a car crashes into a garage on an ordinary street, the attending officer is shocked to look inside the damaged building and discover a woman imprisoned within. As the remains of several other victims are found in the attached house, police believe they have finally identified the Red River Killer—a man who has been abducting women for nearly twenty years and taunting the police with notes about his crimes. But now the main suspect, John Blythe, is on the run.
“THE DRIFTER” by Stu Campbell . . . “Glad to know you,” said Dennis. “Like I said, I can use you, but I can't pay until after the calves are sold. The wife an' me used to do everything ourselves, then she started feelin' poorly an' I had to hire some temporary help, just to get through the busy times. I've been doing' everything from irrigatin' to brandin' to cookin'. It's been a little rough.”
“WYOMING LEGEND” by Diana Palmer . . . In need of help to care for his daughter, rancher Micah Torrance reluctantly accepts assistance from injured skating champion Karina Carter, and discovers an unexpected second chance at love.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“REBOUND” by Kwame Alexander . . . In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past.
“WINTER IS HERE” by Kevin Henkes . . . Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. In memory of Marilee Reiher.
“GOOD MORNING, SNOWPLOW” by Deborah Bruss . . . As the rest of the town settles in to bed, one man, his dog, and a trusty snowplow get ready for a night's work. Follow them through slick roads and swirling drifts in this sweet, rhyming book. In loving memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.