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Adult Fiction

 

The Front Seat Passenger

By Pascal Garnier

(Adult Fiction)

Fabien Delorme returns to Paris from an awkward visit with his elderly father, and learns that his wife Sylvie has been killed in a car accident. He also learns that Sylvie was with her lover who was also killed in the accident. Although he knew his marriage had become stagnant, the simultaneous news that he is a widower and a cuckold comes as a shock, and causes him to come a little unhinged. He begins to stalk the wife of his wife’s lover, contrives to meet her, and soon they are in a relationship. But the revelations are not over, and his life continues to spiral out of control. A short, darkly humorous domestic noir from a French author that may remind readers of Patricia Highsmith. (Format: Print)

 

 

 

 

We Are Not Ourselves

By Matthew Thomas

(Adult Fiction)

The Leary’s are a prosperous Irish-American family, living in Queens, NY in 1951: parents, Ed, a community college professor; and Eileen, a nurse; and their son, Connell, who is off to a “good” college, all trying to achieve the American Dream. But then things begin to change and the family’s lives begin to unravel. Ed, at 51, is becoming different, just simple things at first: some odd behaviors, repetitive words and thoughts, forgetfulness. The spoiler here is Alzheimer’s. The reader quickly becomes invested in the lives of the Leary’s as the family confronts Ed’s disease. They watch as Ed’s mental state slowly deteriorates. They are swept along when Eileen, a stalwart and stubbornly persistent woman, confronts medical professionals, negotiates with insurance companies and Medicare, and deals with caregivers, some her own family. And readers cheer as Eileen wins the smallest victory in Ed’s care. For those who have experienced Alzheimer’s in some way, they will see themselves in this novel. And for those who haven’t, the book serves as a stark reminder of what could happen. (Formats: Print; Large Print)

 

 

  

On the Rocks

By Erin Duffy

(Adult Fiction)

Chick-lit at its finest! This novel deals with the life of Abby Wilkes, engaged to be married and busily picking out her wedding dress. Until she learns (via Facebook) that she’s been dumped by her fiancée! Best friend Grace decides that Abby needs to abandon ice cream and her comfy sofa and take advantage of a rented cottage by the ocean.  Perhaps there they can both sort out their man troubles. Abby is bitter and angry, and Grace is obsessing over her affair with a work colleague. Can either of them muster up the intestinal fortitude needed to straighten out their lives? (Formats: Print; e-book)

 

 

 

Alex

By Pierre Lemaitre

(Adult Fiction)

A surprising French thriller with a number of shocking twists and reversals. Alex is kidnapped off the streets of Paris by an unknown stranger. Luckily there is a witness who reports the incident to the police. Unfortunately all they know is that an unknown man with a white van kidnapped an unknown woman. Commandant Camille Verhoven is put on the case. This is his first case since his wife Irene was abducted four years earlier in similar fashion, and was eventually found dead. No one comes forward to report a missing girl, but clues begin to emerge to the identity of the kidnapper and the victim. It is a race against time to save the girl, but the “victim” Alex has some secrets of her own to reveal. Actually Book Two of the Commandant Camille Verhoven Trilogy, but can easily be read first or as a stand-alone. (Formats: Print; e-audiobook; e-book)

 

 

 

 

The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit

By Graham Joyce

(Adult Fiction)

David is a college student and decides to spend his summer vacation in Skegness, a small English beach community where his father passed away. His mother and stepfather are not keen on this arrangement. The run-down seaside town boasts an old-fashioned “family resort”, where David gets a job and is immediately part of a strange mix of individuals. There are mysterious occurrences, including an apparition of a man in a blue suit. There are torrid affairs, political rants, magic shows, and a plague of ladybugs. David becomes more nervous and jumpy. Has he placed himself in danger? Or was he meant to be in this place that seems vaguely familiar? This is a mesmerizing tale. (Formats: Print; e-audiobook)

 

  

 

Caretaker

By A.X. Ahmad

(Adult Fiction)

Disgraced former Indian Army Captain Ranjit Singh is a caretaker to wealthy clients on Martha’s Vineyard. When his furnace dies during a brutal winter, he decides to shelter his family in a wealthy senator’s house, where he foils what he believes to be a robbery. Soon after, the supposed thieves kidnap his family and force him to learn the secret of the doll his daughter accidentally kept when they fled the senator’s house. 1st in a series. (Formats: Print; Large Print)

 

 

 

 The Visitors

By Sally Beauman

(Adult Fiction)

This is a coming-of-age story set amidst the excitement of the search for treasure in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings.  Lucy is sent abroad in the hopes that she will recover from the typhoid that killed her mother. She is swept up in the search for Tutankhamun’s tomb and is a first-hand witness to the events surrounding the dig. She befriends Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist, and finds a sustaining friendship. The novel moves from the 1920’s to the present day and offers us strong characters involved in extraordinary times. (Format: Print)

 

 

 

 Red Rising

By Pierce Brown

(Adult/Teen Fiction)

Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky. Then he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow joins a resistance group in order to infiltrate the ruling class and destroy society from within. He will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.  Book 1 in the Red Rising trilogy. (Formats: Print; Large Print; Book-on-CD; e-Audiobook)

 

 

 

Landline

By Rainbow Powell

(Adult Fiction)

This is a novel about a marriage in trouble. Georgie has a great career, two daughters that she seldom sees, and a stay-at-home husband who has put his dreams on hold so that his wife can have it all.  But what, exactly does she have? She and Neal love each other but so what? Two days before they’re to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, opportunity strikes at work and Georgie can’t go. As her family leave, Georgie wonders if her marriage is finished. Depressed and confused, Georgie retreats to her mother’s house and finds a way to connect with Neal in the past. Is it too little, too late or can she salvage their life together? (Formats: Print; Large Print)

 

 

 

The Good Girl

By Mary Kubica

(Adult Fiction)

The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett, is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.  (Formats: Print; Large Print; e-book)

 

 

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