Kate is struggling with a commitment to marriage with her beau, Rowan, even after four years of dating. For the first time in her life, she also knows that she won’t fully love until she confronts her past. It’s time to act. Told in alternating time periods, we find that from the tender age of fourteen, Kate and Jack fell in love, but never fell out. Today, Kate fears that her heart may still belong to Jack, the man who fathered their child, a little girl she gave up for adoption thirteen years ago. When the mistakes have been made, and the running is over, it’s time to face the truth. Can she travel to the place where it all began, to the one who shares her secret? Can the lost ever be found?
And Then I Found You gives new life to the phrase “inspired by a true story.” Patti bases her novel on a period in her family’s life and exposes the price of a selfless act.
Caroline Paul was recovering from the crash of her small experimental plane. She was depressed, in a daze from painkillers and thought things couldn’t get worse. But her beloved cat, Tibby, disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy McNaughton, mourned his loss. After five weeks of calling his name, placing flyers, consulting a psychic,Tibby waltzed back into their lives, fat and healthy. His owners were overjoyed, but they were mystified.Tibby refused to eat and disappeared for a time every day. Where had their sweet anxious cat been and where is he going? This amusing and poignant memoir, Lost Cat, follows their search. Using a GPS unit and a kitty-camera, they tracked his movements around their San Francisco neighborhood. In the process, they managed to cure Caroline’s depression, meet their neighbors and finally figured out where the adventurous Tibby had been.
What does a perfect life look like? Libby, Justin and their beautiful teenage daughter, a gorgeous townhouse in Boston, a multmillion dollar construction business–What more could one want? But, after 16 years, their marriage is falling apart. On a “date” to discuss their personal problems, Justin and Libby arrive home, find the door open, the alarm off –and three menacing men waiting for them. Just as they hear their daughter scream, a touch of a taser changes their lives.Waking from a drug-induced sleep, all three are caged in a small cell in a now-abandoned prison built by non-other than Justin himself. The dark secrets they each harbor threaten everything they hold dear. Tessa Leone, a private investigator and Wyatt Foster, the local sheriff along with the FBI are trying to recover the kidnapped family alive. Why were all three taken? Why are there no calls, no ransom notes? Their lives hang in the balance in Touch and Go.
In a compelling memoir, Bouton, a former senior editor of the New York Times, chronicles her twenty-two year struggle with hearing loss. It started when she had difficulty hearing what her colleagues were saying and it was getting worse. She became profoundly deaf in one ear, and the other had a severe loss. She says hearing loss follows the traditional stages of grief: denial, anger, depression and finally a grudging acceptance. She speaks with doctors, audiologists and a variety of people struggling to cope with hearing loss. She concludes on an encouraging note about ongoing research for a biological cure. Shouting Won’t Help is a deeply felt look at a widespread and misunderstood phenomenon. At present, some 50 million Americans suffer some degree of hearing loss.
“Kevin Olson fell in love with Manhattan history at a young age. But he didn’t know that his encounter with Chief Tatarrax would lead him to write his first book. ‘My spark of history happened …as a small child at an Arts in the Park event, and I wandered off to find a monument of Chief Tatarrax,’ said Olson, now a lawyer in New York City. ‘That’s when I became interested in the history of the area.’ The project started six years ago when Olson was back in Manhattan to visit family during the sesquicentannial.” Hutchnews.com
In Frontier Manhattan, Olson covers the first four decades of Manhattan as it grew from tent to town. When Isaac Goodnow and five fellow New Englanders arrived, they pitched a tent and launched a town. Despite illness, harassment and homesickness, they established an anti-slavery and educational stronghold. His account of Kansa Indian Settlement Blue Earth Village shines a light on pre-history that has been little covered. Spared much of the Bleeding Kansas violence, Manhattan saw its share of shootout and lynchings in its Wild West days. He relates the story of the emigration of New England settlers, the antebellum era and the 1860s in great detail.
Pediatrician Jill Farrow’s idyllic life with her daughter, Megan and her fiance, Sam, is turned upside down when one of her ex-stepdaughters, Abby, arrives on the doorstep at midnight, drunk, soaked to the skin, and crying that her dad, William, Jill’s ex, has been murdered. Despite distaste for her ex and a three-year estrangement from her ex-stepdaughters, Jill is overcome with love and concern for Abby. Jill is propelled into a dangerous cat-and-mouse chase that risks her relationships with Megan and Sam and eventually threatens her life. Come Home is a satisfying thriller with a family story at its core.
In the Big Sky Country of Montana, Sheriff Slade Barlow, the illegitimate son of a wealthy rancher, grew up in a trailer hitched to the Curly-Burly hair salon his mother ran. Suddenly, Slade has inherited half of the most prosperous ranch in Parable, Montana- Whisper Creek Ranch- owned by his father. His father never acknowledged Slade, and his half-brother, Hutch, is shocked and furious by the will his father has made. With a town to protect, a rebellious teenage step-daughter and the return of Joslyn Kirk, an old flame, and a furious half-brother, Slade has his hands full. This new western romance series from Miller continues with Hutch’s story in Big Sky Mountain.
After undergoing plastic surgery to correct some severe facial defects, Lauren was looking forward to starting afresh. She is almost run down by a car outside her new print and frame shop, but figures it was just an accident. Arriving at her new rural farm home, she is attacked by a wild dog in the yard. Understandably uneasy, she checks the house and is sure some things have been moved around. Lauren is on alert when handsome Matt Kruger shows up at her shop, claiming to have been a close friend of her brother (who has been dead for over a year)…Is Matt involved in the strange happenings around her? Threats and Promises, a Delinsky classic, was first published as a Harlequin Intrigue in 1986.
Others may dread the chill of winter, but he relishes it. The way the frigid water preserves his victims, the feel of their icy skin beneath his fingers…And soon the world will see his victims’ beauty and behold his vengeance.
The town of Grizzly Falls is on edge in the wake of a serial killer, and Detective Selena Alvarez is no exception. A new nightmare is about to unfold. Two victims so far bodies found frozen solid and naked bodies publicly displayed. Both are women she knows and each wears a piece of Selena’s jewelry.
Selena’s partner, Detective Regan Pescoli, the entire department and PI Dylan O’Keefe are on the case. This killer knows too much about Selena’s secret terror, her flaws and the past she has hidden. Soon, he’ll show her she has every reason to be Afraid to Die.
Sheriff Joanna Brady’s daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her high school principal, Debra Highsmith, in the Arizona desert near their home. The Cochise County Sheriff’s personal and professional worlds collide, forcing her to tread the difficult middle ground between being an officer of the law and a mother. The search for justice leads straight to her own door and forces her to face the possibility that her beloved daughter may be less perfect than she hoped–especially when a photo from the crime scene ends up on Facebook–a photo that only one person could have taken. The gruesome picture is just the tip of the iceberg. The details build, from a hushed-up student suspension, to a group of teenagers with a grudge against the late Ms. Highsmith, to a hateful video call for the principal’s death. Judgment Call is the fifteenth entry in Jance’s Joanna Brady series. The series begins in Desert Heat when Joanna’s Sheriff husband is killed in the line of duty and Joanna takes over the job.
Flying to America from London for a holiday, Stephanie Harker watches helplessly as her young charge, Jimmy, is kidnapped from the airport security checkpoint. But this is no ordinary abduction–Jimmy is the son of Scarlett, a reality TV star in London. Scarlett, dying of cancer, and estranged from her unreliable family, entrusts her son to her best friend and ghost writer of her biography, Stephanie. Assisting the FBI to recover the missing boy, Stephanie reaches into the past. Has Jimmy been taken by one of his own relatives? Is Stephanie’s obsessive ex-lover trying to teach her a lesson? Has one of Scarlett’s stalkers come back to haunt them? In Vanishing Point, McDermid draws readers into a country where afternoon tea and biscuits may differ from American fare, but her riveting read reaches across cultures.
After war and plague destroyed New York city, most of civilization has migrated underground. Lives are short and when Deuce turns 15, she takes on the role of huntress to provide food and protection for the group. She is paired with Fade, a teenager who lived topside as a young boy, but he is not trusted by the elders who rule the clan. On a hunting mission, Deuce and Fade discover that a neighboring clan has been brutally destroyed by the tunnel monsters–or Freaks. When they try to warn the elders, they are exiled from the clan. Fade leads the way to topside and Deuce, born in darkness, must learn to survive in sunshine–in the ruins of a city populated by dangerous gangs. Guided by Fade’s memories as a child, they face dangers unlike any they have ever known. Enclave is a tense, action-packed dystopian story, much more thriller than romance, though Aguirre teases at a future love triangle. This is the first book in projected series, and will appeal to fans of the “Hunger Games.”
Olive Corbett is definitely not crazy. Not anymore. Olive, coming off a failed suicide attempt, takes her meds, hangs out with her best friend, Ami, and avoids the girls who were her friends before the “incident.” Olive notices that the new girl at school, Miranda, has latched onto popular Katie, Olive’s ex-best friend. Olive can see that there is something almost parasitic about the relationship as Miranda starts to adopt Katie’s personality and even begins to dress and look like Katie. Disturbed, Olive types the things she first noticed about Miranda into Google: weird skin, alien, and mirror eyes. Possible explanation: a shape-shifter and Katie is her host! Maybe the wild rumors about Miranda are true. Maybe Miranda is a killer–but who would believe Olive? Shift is a sinister young adult thriller that tears through the themes of identity loss and toxic friendship.
Did you enjoy R.L. Stine’s teen series, Goosebumps and Fear Street? Stine has a new adult chiller, Red Rain! On an isolated island of the Carolina coast, travel blogger, Lea Sutter, witnesses a mysterious ritual supposed to bring back the dead. Soon after, a massive hurricane devastates the island. Among the few survivors, Lea sees two young orphaned boys and decides to take them back to her family and adopt them. Back home, her husband and two children are apprehensive about these beautiful blond children. Soon, a murder occurs. And then another. Stine’s brutal story of evil children is a gory but fun read, with an unpredictable outcome.
Montana wilderness guide, Angie Powell, never dreamed that she might become Prey as she set out to guide one last pair of hunters before reluctantly selling her business to her competition, Dare Callahan. On this hunting trip to bag a black bear, Angie witnesses a murder and before the killer can turn on her, a man-eating bear invades the scene. An old friend of Angie’s has asked Dare to watch over Angie as the hunters seemed suspicious. Dare is camping nearby and hears the shots–He finds Angie, exhausted and nearly dead crawling away from the camp. Forced together for their very survival, Angie and Dare find a growing attraction as they are stalked across the mountain by a desperate killer and a man-eating five-hundred-pound beast.