Allison Public Library Notes 5/09
“SOMEONE KNOWS” by Lisa Scottoline . . . Haunted by her role in a covered-up prank gone wrong twenty years earlier, Allie returns to her hometown for a friend's funeral and resolves to uncover the truth, before making a shattering discovery.
“TEAR IT DOWN” by Nick Petrie . . . Peter Ash tackles two difficult cases in Memphis involving an attack on a war photographer, a homeless street musician, a stolen cache of watches, vengeful gangsters, and a valuable Civil War heirloom.
“THE SILENT PATIENT” by Alex Michaelides . . . Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber becomes dangerously obsessed with uncovering the truth about what prompted his client, an artist who refuses to speak, to violently murder her husband in a way that triggers mass public speculation.
“BEFORE I LET YOU GO” by Kelly Rimmer . . . When Lexie Vidler hears from her drug addict sister, Annie, for the first time in years, she finds out that Annie is strung-out, pregnant, and in premature labor, leaving Lexie to help her troubled sister once again, as they face ghosts from the past that neither wants to face.
“BEFORE SHE WAS FOUND” by Heather Gudenkauf . . . For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover—movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences.
“ONE SUMMER IN PARIS” by Sarah Morgan . . . After her husband asks for a divorce, a devastated Audrey goes to Paris alone where she forges an unlikely bond with an 18-year-old girl who helps her overcome the pain she is wrestling with and become a happier version of herself.
“WHEN ALL IS SAID” by Anne Griffin . . . An 84-year-old loner, sitting at a grand hotel bar in Ireland, toasts the five people who have meant the most to him while recalling unspoken losses and joys, a tragic secret and a fierce love.
“SONS OF BLACKBIRD MOUNTAIN” by Joanne Bischof . . . Thor Norgaard hasn’t spoken to anyone in his twenty-eight years, but when the young widow he loves crosses an ocean to live on his Appalachian farm, this reclusive alcoholic will brave much more than words to heal her heart.
“DEVIL'S DAUGHTER” by Lisa Kleypas . . . Falling for a dashing stranger, young widow Phoebe, the daughter of Lord St. Vincent and Evie Jenner, is horrified to discover that he is the bully responsible for her late husband's boarding-school misery.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“SADIE” by Courtney Summers . . . Told from the alternating perspectives of nineteen-year-old Sadie who runs away from her isolated small Colorado town to find her younger sister's killer, and a true crime podcast exploring Sadie's disappearance.
“I'M TOUGH” by Kate & Jim McMullan . . . A tough pickup truck describes the features that help the truck haul three very different loads.
“RESCUE & JESSICA” by Jessica Kensky . . . Rescue thought he’d grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog — it’s the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he’s better suited to being a service dog, he’s worried that he’s not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it, too. In memory of Janis Miller.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: MARY POPPINS RETURNS, THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, and A CRY IN THE WILD.