New Fiction

Sting by Sandra Brown: When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a vibe that inspires women to notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than Jordie, who doesn’t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is … and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.

Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich: Riley Moon is a junior analyst at a mega-bank, when she uncovers what looks like an embezzlement scheme that could lead straight to the top. With his gold gone missing and analysts disappearing, famously eccentric Emerson Knight, the bank’s biggest client, decides to take on his own investigation.

The Kind Folk by Ramsey Campbell: Luke Arnold never felt that he belonged. When his beloved uncle Terence, who Luke felt most close to, a man who wove tales of the “Other”–eldritch beings, hedge folks, and other fables of Celtic myth– suddenly dies, Luke begins to learn how little he really knew his uncle and how serious Terence was about the magic in his tales.

Leave Me by Gayle Forman: Meet Maribeth Klein, a harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack. Afterward, surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves.

Rise the Dark by Michael Koryta: Drawn to the scene of his wife’s murder when the man responsible is released from prison, investigator Mark Novak races against time to save the life of a woman who has been abducted by the same fanatical killer.

The Jealous Kind by Lee Burke: Intervening when he sees the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Aaron Holland Broussard inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob in his Korean War-era Texas community.

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny: When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets–to an old friend and older adversary.

We Are UnPrepared by Meg Little Reilly: A novel about the next big storm, the one that changes our relationship to nature and each other – the superstorm that threatens to destroy a marriage, a rural Vermont town and the Eastern Seaboard when it hits. The destruction begins months earlier, when fear infects people’s lives and spreads like a plague.

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