New Fiction

Hidden Creed by Alex Kava: During a training exercise, Creed’s scent dog finds a body that was never meant to be found hidden deep in an isolated part of Florida’s Blackwater Forest. When Creed’s dogs continue to find more remains, investigators quickly realize they’re dealing with someone who knows the forest intimately and has been using it to hide his handiwork for years. Soon they’ll discover just how far he’s willing to go to stop them and keep his secrets hidden forever.

Lone Jack Train by Owen Laukkanen: When a body washes up outside Deception Cove, Washington, Jess Winslow–once a US Marine, now a trainee sheriff’s deputy–is assigned to investigate. She realizes it is “Bad” Brock Boyd, a hometown celebrity fallen from grace, and things become complicated. The last person seen with Boyd was her own boyfriend, Mason Burke. As the facts of the case point ever more squarely at Mason, Jess must face that everything she thinks she knows about him might be wrong.

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett: It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined and each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power. This novel takes us on an epic journey into a historical past that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

Battle Ground by Jim Butcher: Harry has faced terrible odds before, but this time it’s different. The Last Titan has declared war on the city of Chicago, and has come to subjugate humanity, obliterating any who stand in her way. Harry’s mission is simple but impossible: save the city by killing a Titan. The attempt will change Harry’s life, Chicago, and the mortal world forever

The Exiles by Christina Kline: In this gorgeous novel, Christina Baker Kline brilliantly recreates the beginnings of a new society in a beautiful and challenging land, telling the story of Australia from a fresh perspective, through the experiences of Evangeline, Hazel, and Mathinna. While life in Australia is punishing and often brutally unfair, it is also, for some, an opportunity: for redemption, for a new way of life, for unimagined freedom.

Next to Last Stand by Craig Johnson: One of the most viewed paintings in American history, Custer’s Last Fight was destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946. Or was it? When Charley Lee Stillwater dies of an apparent heart attack at the Wyoming Home for Soldiers & Sailors, Walt Longmire is called in to try and make sense of a piece of a painting and a Florsheim shoebox containing a million dollars, sending the good sheriff on the trail of a dangerous art heist.

 A Question of Betrayal by Anne Perry: On her first mission for MI6, the daring young photographer at the heart of bestselling author Anne Perry’s thrilling 1930s mystery series travels to Mussolini’s Italy to rescue the lover who betrayed her. Margot and Elena’s grandfather, the former head of MI6, is none too happy about the girls’ travels at this tumultuous time. As his own investigation collides with his granddaughters’, what is at stake in Europe becomes increasingly frightening–and personal.

The Searcher by Tana French: Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. When a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.

The Return by Nicholas Sparks: Nicholas Sparks returns with a moving new novel about Trevor Benson, an injured army doctor, and the two women whose secrets will change the course of his life. In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie’s secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness and that to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.

The Coast-to-Coast Murders by James Patterson:  Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are adopted siblings who share a terrifying past. Raised by two public intellectuals in a rarefied, experimental environment, they were sheltered from harsh realities. But it also forced secrets upon them, secrets they keep at all costs. When Detective Garrett Dobbs and FBI Agent Jessica Gimble investigate cross-country murders, they are at a loss– if one of the four is involved, which Fitzgerald might it be?

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