New Fiction for Adults - June 2020

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The big finish

The big finish

Fossey, Brooke, author
2020

Meet Josie, a desperate young woman who climbs through his window.-- He might as well write himself a one-way ticket to the nursing home…or the morgue. Yet Duffy’s all in. Because thanks to an unlikely friendship that becomes fast family—his life doesn’t boil down the same anymore. Not when he finally has a chance to leave a legacy.

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Children of the stars

Children of the stars

Escobar, Mario, 1971- author
2020

August 1942. Jacob and Moses Stein, two young Jewish brothers, are staying with their aunt in Paris amid the Nazi occupation. The boys' parents have left the brothers in their aunt's care until they can find safe harbor for their family. But before the Steins can reunite, a terrifying roundup occurs. Jacob and Moses know they must flee in order to survive, but they only have a set of letters sent from the south of France to guide them to their parents. Danger lurks around every corner as the boys, with nothing but each other, trek across the occupied country.

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Devoted

Devoted

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945- author
2020

A mother, a boy, and a desperate battle against the night. Woody Bookman hasn't spoken a word in his eleven years of life. Not when his father died in a freak accident. Not when his mother Megan tells him she loves him. For Megan, keeping her boy safe and happy is what matters. But Woody believes a monstrous evil is behind his father's death and now threatens him and his mother. And he's not alone in his thoughts. An ally unknown to him is listening. Woody's fearful suspicions are taking shape. A malicious man driven by evil has set a depraved plan into motion. And he's coming after Woody and his mother. The reasons are primal. His powers are growing. And he's not alone.

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First comes scandal

First comes scandal

Quinn, Julia, 1970- author.
2020

Georgiana Bridgerton isn't against the idea of marriage. She'd just thought she'd have some say in the matter. But with her reputation hanging by a thread after she's abducted for her dowry, Georgie is given two options: live out her life as a spinster or marry the rogue who has ruined her life. Enter Option #3. As the fourth son of an earl, Nicholas Rokesby is prepared to chart his own course. But when he discovers that Georgie Bridgerton is facing ruin, he knows what he must do. A marriage of convenience. It might not have been the most romantic of proposals, but Nicholas never thought she'd say no.

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The jetsetters : a novel

The jetsetters : a novel

Ward, Amanda Eyre, 1972- author
2020


A knife to the heart

A knife to the heart

Nadel, Barbara, author
2019

"A derelict villa near Istanbul holds dark spirits, secrets and murder ... Retired inspector Cetin Ikmen must confront his demons to reveal the shocking truth behind a young girl's death ... When historian Suzan Tan is asked to examine the contents of a derelict villa on the Bosphorus, she is intrigued to discover a Ouija board among the artefacts. Forty years ago, a young girl was found with a knife in her heart in this villa. It is said that before her death this very Ouija board spelled out her name. The verdict was suicide - but what if it was a brutal act of murder and her killer was still walking free? Suzan asks Ikmen to solve the case, and despite his reluctance to get involved, he soon finds himself drawn into the mystery. With the help of his friend Inspector Suleyman, Ikmen delves into Istanbul's dark underbelly to uncover a terrifying tale of secrets, lies and murder."--Publisher.

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The lonely hearts dog walkers

The lonely hearts dog walkers

Norton, Sheila, author
2020

Could this be the perfect place to start over ...?When Nicola's marriage falls apart and she's left broken-hearted, she decides to move back home to the idyllic village of Furzewell. But her fresh start isn't everything she hoped it would be - daughter Mia is struggling to fit in at school and she's finding it challenging living with her overbearing mother. But when she joins the local dog-walkers group, Nicky finds the support she's been looking for - The Lonely Hearts Dog Walkers never fail to be there for each other in a crisis. When their local park is threatened by developers, they are determined to rally together to save it. Can Nicky fight to protect her new community and find her happy furever after?

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Miss Julia knows a thing or two

Miss Julia knows a thing or two

Ross, Ann B., author
2020

Miss Julia has decided to stop meddling in other peoples' lives. But soon she is called on to help when Mildred's grandchild, whom she has never met, shows up unexpectedly. Miss Julia has experience dealing with children dropped on doorsteps, and sweeps in to lend a hand. But there's something just a bit strange about the child, and Miss Julia can't quite put her finger on what it is.

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No going back

No going back

Kamal, Sheena, author
2020

Two years ago, Nora Watts' daughter Bonnie was kidnapped by the wealthy Zhang family. Though Nora rescued her, she made a powerful enemy in Dao. Now Dao is out for revenge, and she needs to track him down in order to keep herself - and Bonnie - safe. On Dao's trail, Nora pursues Dao from Canada to southeast Asia. But soon, the trail will lead full circle to Vancouver, the only home Nora's ever known, and right to the heart of her brutal past.

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Pretty things

Pretty things

Brown, Janelle, author
2020

"Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet. Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer--traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is alife marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family's sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: A mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa's past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina. Nina, Vanessa, and Lachlan's paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge. This dazzling, twisty, mesmerizing novel showcases acclaimed author Janelle Brown at her best, as two brilliant, damaged women try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play"-- Provided by publisher.

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Savage son : a thriller

Savage son : a thriller

Carr, Jack (Joint pseudonym), author
2020

Deep in the wilds of Siberia, a woman is on the run, pursued by a man harbouring secrets - a man intent on killing her. A traitorous CIA officer has found refuge with the Russian mafia with designs on ensuring a certain former Navy SEAL sniper is put in the ground. Half a world away, James Reece is recovering from brain surgery. Unbeknownst to them, the Russian mafia has set their sights on Reece in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

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Simon the fiddler

Simon the fiddler

Jiles, Paulette, 1943- author
2020

In March 1865, the long and bitter War between the States is winding down. On the eve of the Confederate surrender, Simon can't help but notice the lovely Doris Mary Aherne, an indentured girl from Ireland, who is governess to a Union colonel's daughter. After the surrender, Simon and Doris go their separate ways. But Simon cannot forget the fair Irish maiden, and vows that someday he will find her again.

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Sunrise on Half Moon Bay

Sunrise on Half Moon Bay

Carr, Robyn, author
2020

Born twenty years apart, Justine was already an adult when Addie was born. The sisters love each other but they don't really know each other. When Addie dropped out of university to care for their ailing parents, Justine, a successful lawyer, covered the expenses. It was the best arrangement at the time but now that their parents are gone, the future has changed dramatically for both women. Neither woman knows how to start life over but both realize they can and must support each other the way only sisters can. Together they find the strength to accept their failures and overcome their challenges. Happiness is within reach, if only they have the courage to fight for it.

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This is how I lied

This is how I lied

Gudenkauf, Heather, author
2020

Twenty-five years ago, the body of sixteen-year-old Eve Knox was found in the caves near her home in small-town Grotto, Iowa. For decades Maggie has been haunted by Eve's death and that horrible night. Now a detective in Grotto, and seven months pregnant, she is thrust back into the past when a new piece of evidence surfaces and the case is reopened. As Maggie investigates and reexamines the clues, secrets about what really happened begin to emerge. But someone in town knows more than they're letting on, and they'll stop at nothing to keep the truth buried deep.

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