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"Only a Promise (The Survivors' Club, #5)" by Mary Balogh

'Only a Promise (The Survivors' Club, #5)' by Mary Balogh

Adult Book Ralph Stockwood prides himself on being a leader, but when he convinced his friends to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, he never envisioned being the sole survivor. Racked with guilt over their deaths, Ralph must move on . . . and find a wife to secure an heir to his family's title and fortune.Since her Seasons in London ended in disaster, Chloe Muirhead is resigned to spinsterhood. Driven by the need to escape her family, she takes refuge a ...

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"In the Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume

'In the Unlikely Event' by Judy Blume

Adult Book In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events.In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend ...

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"Radiant Angel (John Corey, #7)" by Nelson DeMille

'Radiant Angel (John Corey, #7)' by Nelson DeMille

Adult Book "A soft breeze fluttered the white, blue, and red Russian flag in front of the U.N. mission. I remember when the Soviet hammer and sickle flew there. I kind of miss the Cold War. But I think it's back."RADIANT ANGELAfter a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Gro ...

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"Memory Man (Amos Decker, #1)" by David Baldacci

'Memory Man (Amos Decker, #1)' by David Baldacci

Adult Book Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice.The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect--he can never forget anything.The second time was at home nearly ...

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"The Liar" by Nora Roberts

'The Liar' by Nora Roberts

Adult Book The extraordinary new novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Collector. Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions … The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just d ...

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"Dead Ice" by Laurell K. Hamilton

'Dead Ice' by Laurell K. Hamilton

Adult Book Anita Blake has the highest kill count of any vampire executioner in the country. She’s a U.S. Marshal who can raise zombies with the best of them. But ever since she and master vampire Jean-Claude went public with their engagement, all she is to anyone and everyone is Jean-Claude’s fiancée.It’s wreaking havoc with her reputation as a hard ass—to some extent. Luckily, in professional circles, she’s still the go-to expert for zo ...

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"Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2)" by Stephen King

'Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2)' by Stephen King

Adult Book A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who ha ...

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"Raging Heat (Nikki Heat, #6)" by Richard Castle

'Raging Heat (Nikki Heat, #6)' by Richard Castle

Adult Book ★★★★ Nikki Heat’s latest case starts with the remains of a man that fell from the sky and crashed into the glass façade of Hayden Planetarium. Intrigued by the case, which leads a powerful political figure, her reporter boyfriend, Jameson Rook, joins the investigation only to find threads that do not fit into Nikki’s theory. Unsettled by the friction in her relationship with Rook and dissent within her tem, Nikki pursues the case as Hurric ...

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"Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3)" by Ken Follett

'Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3)' by Ken Follett

Adult Book Edge of Eternity is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett’s extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy. Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families – American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh – as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the ...

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"The Blood of an Englishman (Agatha Raisin, #25)" by M.C. Beaton

'The Blood of an Englishman (Agatha Raisin, #25)' by M.C. Beaton

Adult Book "Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman..."At loathsome local pantomime, Agatha Raisin a hears ogre, baker Bert Simple scream, die on stake between legs in stage trapdoor. Agatha's agency finds baker's wife, gorgeous Gwen, was beaten and has affairs, no grieving widow. Case is solved with old pals - Sir Charles, James Lacey, cop Bill Wong. ...

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"Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories" by Joyce Carol Oates

'Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories' by Joyce Carol Oates

Adult Book From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of ten mesmerizing stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all.Insightful, disturbing, imaginative, and breathtaking in their lyrical precision, the stories in Lovely, Dark, Deep display Joyce Carol Oates’s magnificent ability to make visceral the terror, hurt, and uncertain ...

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"Haunted (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #15)" by Kay Hooper

'Haunted (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #15)' by Kay Hooper

Adult Book How do you make peace with the dead if the dead aren’t ready to forgive? In New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper’s new novel, the answer lies in the twisting shadows of a small town, and its secrets yet unearthed...When Deacon James’s younger sister Melanie calls him, terrified, he goes to her aid in the small Georgia town of Sociable. What he finds is a scared young woman in the grip of what she insists is a parano ...

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"Virtue Falls (Virtue Falls, #1)" by Christina Dodd

'Virtue Falls (Virtue Falls, #1)' by Christina Dodd

Adult Book Twenty-three years ago, Misty Banner was brutally slashed to death in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her husband was convicted of the murder. Their four year old daughter Elizabeth witnessed the crime, but has no memory of the killing. Now, two decades later, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls. She soon discovers her father is innocent. The real killer is still out there. And her investigation has stirred dark and deadly resentments that co ...

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"To Dwell in Darkness (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #16)" by Deborah Crombie

'To Dwell in Darkness (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #16)' by Deborah Crombie

Adult Book In the tradition of Elizabeth George, Louise Penny, and P. D. James, "New York Times" bestselling author Deborah Crombie delivers a powerful tale of intrigue, betrayal, and lies that will plunge married London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James into the unspeakable darkness that lies at the heart of murder.Recently transferred to the London borough of Camden from Scotland Yard headquarters, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his new ...

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"Eyes Only" by Fern Michaels

'Eyes Only' by Fern Michaels

Adult Book Sisterhood ForeverLush, exclusive Spyder Island is home to many of the world's billionaires. Years ago, Gretchen Spyder, daughter of the island's namesake, gave her twin babies up for legal adoption. Now Gretchen and her father are trying to get them back. The twins' adoptive parents are a loving but poor couple, completely outgunned by the Spyders' wealth. Their only hope lies with Myra Rutledge and her formidable Sister ...

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"Angels Walking" by Karen Kingsbury

'Angels Walking' by Karen Kingsbury

Adult Book From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the first in a brand-new series about second chances—a dramatic story about a washed up baseball player, the love he left behind, and the miracles that might save them both.When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyon ...

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"The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)" by Louise Penny

'The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)' by Louise Penny

Adult Book Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."While Gamache doesn’t talk about his w ...

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"Windigo Island (Cork O'Connor, #14)" by William Kent Krueger

'Windigo Island (Cork O'Connor, #14)' by William Kent Krueger

Adult Book Cork O'Connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in the latest nail-biting mystery from New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger.When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. Suc ...

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"Fatal Conceit (Butch Karp, #26)" by Robert K. Tanenbaum

'Fatal Conceit (Butch Karp, #26)' by Robert K. Tanenbaum

Adult Book A CIA chief dies under suspicious circumstances before he is about to testify about a controversial government cover-up involving a terrorist attack on the US mission in Chechnya. Butch Karp is on the case in this exciting installment to Robert K. Tanenbaum’s bestselling series.When the CIA director is murdered, Butch Karp finds himself battling a heavyweight opponent: the US government. The national presidential election campai ...

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"The 6th Extinction (Sigma Force, #10)" by James Rollins

'The 6th Extinction (Sigma Force, #10)' by James Rollins

Adult Book In a masterful epic of timeless mystery and ripped-from-the-headlines scientific intrigue, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes mankind to its endpoint, to a fate written in rock and ice in an event known as The Sixth Extinction. A remote military research station broadcasts a frantic distress call that ends with a chilling message: Kill us all. When soldiers arrive to investigate, they discover everyone in ...

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"Last to Know: A Novel" by Elizabeth Adler

'Last to Know: A Novel' by Elizabeth Adler

Adult Book Evening Lake: an idyllic, peaceful, western Massachusetts getaway with a close-knit community of families. Detective Harry Jordan sees his lake home as a respite from solving crimes on the streets of Boston...until crime comes to Evening Lake. Harry Jordan is out for a walk when the night is rocked by an explosion: the Havnel house is engulfed in a conflagration and Bea Havnel is seen fleeing, hair on fire, plunging into the lake. Mysterious, rou ...

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"Goodbye Piccadilly" by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

'Goodbye Piccadilly' by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Adult Book DescriptionIn 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry ...

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"Concealed in Death" by J.D. Robb

'Concealed in Death' by J.D. Robb

Adult Book The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Eve Dallas series. Leading the demolition of a long-empty New York building that once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband uncovers two skeletons wrapped in plastic. And by the time Eve’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved ...

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"Best to Laugh" by Lorna Landvik

'Best to Laugh' by Lorna Landvik

Adult Book No one steps up to life’s banquet, holds out her tray, and orders, “Grief, please!” But as a child, Candy Pekkala was served a heaping helping of it. Every buffet line has a dessert section, however, and when a cousin calls with a Hollywood apartment to sublet, it seems as though Candy is finally offered something sweet. It’s good-bye to Minnesota and hello to California, where a girl who has always lived by her wits has a real chance ...

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"The Children Act" by Ian McEwan

'The Children Act' by Ian McEwan

Adult Book Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when hand ...

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