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Week of December 31, 2012

In THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR by Steve Berry, investigative journalist Tom Sagan's professional reputation crashes and burns when a controversial report from a war-torn region is exposed as a fraud. He is haunted by bad decisions and the shocking truth he can never prove: that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy. But before Sagan can end his life, fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger with a request that cannot be ignored.

Jennifer McMahon, author of The One I Left Behind

A serial killer called Neptune begins kidnapping women during the summer of 1985. He leaves their severed hands on the police department steps and displays their bodies around town. Just when 13-year-old Reggie needs her mother, Vera, the most, Vera’s hand is found, yet there’s no body. Twenty-five years later, Reggie learns that her mother has been found alive. She must confront the ghosts of her past and find Neptune before he kills again.