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Week of August 27, 2012

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Week of August 27, 2012

TIGER HILLS by Sarita Mandanna is an emotional saga about a young woman forced to make difficult choices following a gut wrenching tragedy that change the course of her life forever.

In THE ROPE by Nevada Barr, readers are taken back into Anna Pigeon’s past and shows her as she struggles to acclimate to New York and heal her broken heart.

77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz - Supernatural Thriller


Once the dream home of a tycoon, the Pendleton is now a luxury apartment building, a sanctuary for its privileged inhabitants. They are unaware of the building’s dark history --- episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder, and whispers of things far worse.

Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar - Fiction


Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies and nothing can fill the emptiness that her death causes within him and his father. Until they meet Mona and Nuri falls madly in love, but it's Nuri's father that Mona loves and eventually marries and their happiness consumes and tortures Nuri. When Nuri's father is kidnapped, they both realize how little they know this man.

Anatomy of Murder by Imogen Robertson - Historical Mystery
London, 1781. Harriet Westerman anxiously awaits news of her husband, a ship's captain who has been gravely injured in the king's naval battles with France. As London's streets seethe with rumor, a body is dragged from the murky waters of the Thames.
Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell - Historical Fiction


In this latest installment of Bernard Cornwell’s saga of England, loyalties are divided and chaos is mounting. As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his dream of a unified England in danger and his kingdom on the brink of chaos. While his son, Edward, has been named his successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throne --- as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north.

Defensive Wounds by Lisa Black - Thriller


In this fourth novel in Lisa Black’s captivating suspense series, forensic investigator Theresa MacLean finds herself embroiled in a case in which everyone has a motive and everyone is a suspect --- especially when high-powered defense attorneys start turning up dead.

The Facility by Simon Lelic - Thriller


Simon Lelic introduces readers to a totalitarian near-future Britain wherein citizens are snatched from their daily lives and imprisoned in a clandestine, government-controlled facility in order to protect the so-called greater good. Only one socially conscious journalist has an opportunity to expose this injustice --- if he can keep himself from being locked up in the process.

The Innocent: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel by Taylor Stevens - Thriller


Eight years ago, a man took five-year-old Hannah into the world of a cult known as The Chosen. Since then, followers of The Prophet have hidden the child, moving her from country to country. Now, childhood survivors of The Chosen, who have managed to escape, know where to find her.

Kept in the Dark by Penny Hancock - Thriller

When her neighbor’s fifteen-year-old nephew goes missing, Sonia is the last person that anyone would suspect. At forty-three, she is a strikingly attractive wife and mother. And like the River House, her lovely home overlooking the Thames, Sonia’s life is a picture of perfection and normalcy --- until she meets Jez. From the moment he shows up on Sonia’s doorstep, the gorgeous teenage boy awakens a torrent of memories that threaten to reveal a terrifying truth.

Letter from a Stranger by Barbara Taylor Bradford - Romance


Justine Nolan is a documentary film maker who lost her beloved grandmother a decade ago --- the person who was the only source of love and comfort in her life. But when Justine inadvertently opens a letter addressed to her mother, she discovers that not only is her grandmother alive, but that her mother has deliberately estranged the family from her.

Nightwatcher by Wendy Corsi Staub - Thriller

As the city sleeps in the early hours of September 10, 2001, the killer waits and watches, unaware of the cataclysm to come. Even the nightmare of 9/11 will not postpone his private reign of terror.

Allison Taylor adores her adopted city, New York, loving every minute of the invigorating urban hustle. But on a bright and clear September morning, the familiar landscape around her is savagely altered—and in the midst of widespread chaos and fear, a woman living upstairs from her is found, brutally slaughtered and mutilated.

On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry - Fiction


Told in the first person, as a narrative of Lilly Bere's life over 17 days, ON CANAAN'S SIDE opens as she mourns the loss of her grandson. Lilly revisits her past, going back to the moment she was forced to flee Ireland, at the end of the First World War, and continues her tale in America, a world filled with both hope and danger.

Phantom: An Alex Hawke Novel by Ted Bell - Thriller/Adventure


Counterspy Alex Hawke must catch a villainous megalomaniac, a man obsessed with horrifying experiments in cyberwarfare, in this mesmerizing new installment of Ted Bell's espionage thriller series. Hawke ultimately goes nose-to-nose with an enemy unlike any he's fought before --- and may never again.

The Rope: An Anna Pigeon Novel by Nevada Barr - Mystery
In THE ROPE, Nevada Barr gathers together the many strings of Anna Pigeon’s past and finally reveals the story that her fans have been long asking for. She takes us back to 1995 when Anna is 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart. 
Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark by Tilly Bagshawe - Thriller


SIDNEY SHELDON'S ANGEL OF THE DARK is a thrilling tale of murder, lies, and lust.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - Historical Fiction


Patroclus, an awkward young prince, is to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles, and the boys become steadfast companions. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece must lay siege to Troy. Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows.

Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton by Jeff Pearlman - Biography


Crafted from interviews with more than 700 sources, acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman has produced the first definitive biography of legendary NFL running back Walter Payton, nicknamed “Sweetness.” 

Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance

Tiger Hills is an emotional saga about a young woman forced to make difficult choices following a gut wrenching tragedy that change the course of her life forever.