Allison Public Library Notes 8/23
“THE SINNERS” by Ace Atkins . . . When the recently released patriarch of a drug-dealing clan begins targeting the family of the man responsible for his long imprisonment, Quinn Colson finds himself relying on new deputies to survive old-West acts of violence.
“DOUBLE BLIND” by Iris Johansen . . . Hired gun Kendra Michaels joins forces with private investigator Jessie Mercado and agent-for-hire Adam Lynch to investigate the murder of a man with connections to a mysterious wedding video and the conviction of a serial killer years earlier.
“JAR OF HEARTS” by Jennifer Hillier . . . Fourteen years after Angela's disappearance, her remains are discovered near her friend Georgina's childhood home, so when the latter is arrested, Detective Kaiser, who was friends with both girls in high school, must unravel the truth.
“THE QUEEN'S MARY” by Sarah Gristwood . . . Mary Seton is lady-in-waiting to the legendary Mary Queen of Scots. Torn between her own desires and her duty to serve her mistress, she is ultimately drawn into her Queen's web of passion and royal treachery and must play her part in the game of thrones between Mary and Elizabeth I.
“IT ALL FALLS DOWN” by Sheena Kamal . . . To find the truth about her father's life and death, Nora Watts, focused on the mysterious events of her father's past and the clues they provide to her own fractured identity, is led to a private investigator whose latest case is somehow connected to her.
“IF I LIVE” by Terri Blackstock . . . Casey Cox is still on the run after being indicted for murder. The hunt that began with her bloody footprints escalates, and she’s running out of places to hide. Her face is all over the news, and her disguises are no longer enough. It’s only a matter of time before someone recognizes her. Dylan Roberts, the investigator who once hunted her, is now her only hope.
“IN DREAMS FORGOTTEN” by Tracie Peterson . . . After her parents' death, Judith Gladstone travels to San Francisco to find her last living relative. Her unrequited love, Caleb Coulter, helps her search, and when his connections lead Judith to a wealthy, influential family, she learns shocking truths about her heritage . . . and finds herself in danger from someone who wants to keep the past hidden.
“THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD” by Paul Tremblay . . . A family vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake faces a home invasion by four strangers carrying menacing but unidentifiable objects who claim to be acting to save the world.
“THE LUCK OF THE BRIDE” by Janna MacGregor . . . Going up against the coldhearted skinflint who refuses to release her inheritance, March Lawson, struggling financially, soon finds herself drawn to the handsome Marquess who controls both her purse strings—and now her heart strings.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“AS BRAVE AS YOU” by Jason Reynolds . . . Genie’s summer is full of surprises. The first is that he and his big brother, Ernie, are leaving Brooklyn for the very first time to spend the summer with their grandparents all the way in Virginia—in the COUNTRY! The second surprise comes when Genie figures out that their grandfather is blind. Thunderstruck, Genie peppers Grandpop with questions about how he hides it so well (besides wearing way cool Ray-Bans).
“CLICK, CLACK, QUACK TO SCHOOL” by Doreen Cronin . . . When Farmer Brown and the animals are invited to Farm Day at school, he instructs them to be on their best behavior, forgetting that school can be like a barnyard. Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
“IN THE RED CANOE” by Leslie A Davidson . . . A young girl describes all the things she sees while traveling with her grandfather in a red canoe. In memory of Bob Shultz.