New Fiction Titles

Desperate Creed by Alex Kava: Francine “Frankie” Russo is irritated when her young co-worker calls at 5:00 am for a video-chat and catches her in only a towel. She’s so annoyed with Tyler Gates that she’s barely paying attention when two men confront him on the street. In a matter of seconds, Frankie witnesses Tyler’s murder. With the killers hot on her trail, Frankie races to meet Maggie. But she has no idea that she’s driving straight into the grasp of another killer–a monster storm system.

The World We Knew by Alice Hoffman: At the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Hanni’s daughter, Lea.

What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand: A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a plane crash. But that wasn’t Irene’s only shattering news: he’d also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life -and death – of a man they thought they knew.

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout: Olive returns, this time as a person getting older, navigating her next decade as she comes to terms with changes–sometimes welcome, sometimes not. Here is Olive, strangely content in her second marriage, still in an evolving relationship with her son and his family, encountering memorable characters in the seaside town of Crosby, Maine. Olive, Again is another lasting work of fiction by this remarkable writer, and a cause for celebration among readers everywhere.

Stealth by Stuart Woods: Stone Barrington must trap a ruthless defector in this heart-stopping thriller from fan favorite Stuart Woods.

Child’s Play by Danielle Steel: A single mother for years after the death of her husband, Kate keeps a tight rein on her family, her career, and even her own emotions, never once asking herself if she truly knows her children … or if her hopes for them are the right ones, and what they want. She is about to find out. During one hectic summer in Manhattan, Kate’s world turns upside down, and she has a part to play in the chaos. Because Kate too has kept secrets from her children.

Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay: A thriller that does for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach–a heart-pounding tale in which a series of disasters paralyzes New York City with fear.

True Believer by Jack Carr: Former Navy SEAL James Reece’s skill, cunning, and heroism put the US government back in his debt and set him on another path of revenge. When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders and unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a plot with worldwide repercussions.

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly: Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had a mentor who taught him to take the work personally and fight for every case. That mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead now, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book outlining the unsolved killing of a troubled young man. Bosch brings the murder book to LAPD detective Renne Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson’s fire all those years ago.

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