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  • 21st birthday

    21st birthday2021

    by James Patterson

    Series: Women's Murder Club - #21

    (28,029)

    Summary: SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has sworn to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic. As Lindsay prepares to celebrate her own daughter's birthday, she clashes with rising Chief Charlie Clapper...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F PATTERSON

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 3 details

  • Abandoned in death

    Abandoned in death2022

    by J. D Robb

    Series: In Death Series - #54

    (17,389)

    Summary: The woman's body was found in the early morning, on a bench in a New York City playground. She was clean, her hair neatly arranged, her makeup carefully applied. But other things were very wrong --...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ROBB

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • Apples never fall : a novel

    Apples never fall : a novel2021

    by Liane Moriarty

    (212,121)

    Summary: If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father? This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings. The Delaneys are fixtures in their...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MORIARTY

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 5 of 7 details

  • Backlash : a thriller

    Backlash : a thriller2019

    by Brad Thor

    Series: Scot Harvath Thrillers - #19

    (12,319)

    Summary: "In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel, part demon. Their loyalty was to their...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: HOT PICK F THOR

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Before we were yours : a novel

    Before we were yours : a novel2017

    by Lisa Wingate

    (505,117)

    Summary: "Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F WINGATE

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 4 details

  • Better off dead

    Better off dead2021

    by Lee Child

    Series: Jack Reacher Novels - #26

    (42,785)

    Summary: Jack Reacher goes where he wants, when he wants. That morning he was heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun -- until he comes upon a curious scene. A Jeep has crashed into the only tree...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CHILD

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 4 of 4 details

  • Black dog

    Black dog2022

    by Stuart Woods

    Series: Stone Barrington Novels - #62

    (2,843)

    Summary: After returning home from a treacherous adventure, Stone Barrington is all too happy to settle back down in his New York City abode. But when he's introduced to a glamorous socialite with a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F WOODS

    Locations: New Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • The bodyguard
    Staff Pick

    The bodyguard2022

    by Katherine Center

    (40,751)

    Summary: Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she's an Executive...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: HOT PICK F CENTER

    Locations: New Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 4 details

  • The book of dreams : a novel

    The book of dreams : a novel2019

    by Nina George

    Summary: Comatose after an act of heroism, Henri Skinner revisits memories of his British youth, while a woman from his past forges an unexpected, profound friendship with Henri's teenage son, Sam.

    BOOK

    Call #: F GEORGE

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The boy from the woods

    The boy from the woods2020

    by Harlan Coben

    (75,166)

    Summary: The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. After the police concluded an exhaustive...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F COBEN

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Bright burning things : a novel

    Bright burning things : a novel2021

    by Lisa Harding

    (8,676)

    Summary: Sonya used to perform on stage. She used to attend glamorous parties, date handsome men, ride in fast cars. But somewhere along the way, the stage lights Sonya lived for dimmed for good. And then, in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HARDING

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The bullet

    The bullet2021

    by Iris Johansen

    Series: Eve Duncan Novels - #27

    (3,171)

    Summary: Diane Connors is a dedicated doctor with the world's biggest secret, a discovery that could have shocking global ramifications. But while conducting private research trials, word has gotten out. The...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F JOHANSEN

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • City of girls

    City of girls2019

    by Elizabeth Gilbert

    (246,143)

    Summary: Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F GILBERT

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Claws for alarm

    Claws for alarm2021

    by Rita Mae Brown

    Series: Mrs. Murphy Mysteries - #30

    (837)

    Summary: Pharamond "Fair" Haristeen is known throughout Crozet, Virginia, as a good horse vet and a better man. When Benjamin Wagner, a new vet in town, is found dead in his unopened clinic, local police turn...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BROWN

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Coconut layer cake murder

    Coconut layer cake murder2020

    by Joanne Fluke

    Series: Hannah Swensen Mysteries - #25

    (10,438)

    Summary: "Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is leaving Lake Eden to help a friend in sunny California. But an unexpected phone call swiftly brings her back to a cold Minnesota winter . . . and murder . . . When...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F FLUKE

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Connections in death

    Connections in death2019

    by J. D Robb

    Series: In Death - #48

    (19,292)

    Summary: In this gritty and gripping new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent--and serve justice to the guilty--on the streets of New York. Homicide cop...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ROBB

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The dark hours

    The dark hours2021

    by Michael Connelly

    Series: Renee Ballard Novels - #23

    (46,168)

    Summary: There's chaos in Hollywood on New Year's Eve. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD Detective Reňe Ballard seeks shelter at the end of the countdown to wait out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CONNELLY

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 3 of 4 details

  • Dear Santa : a novel

    Dear Santa : a novel2021

    by Debbie Macomber

    (8,955)

    Summary: Lindy Carmichael isn't feeling particularly joyful when she returns home to Wenatchee, Washington, for Christmas. The man she thought was the one has cheated on her with her best friend, and she...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MACOMBER

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Down the hatch

    Down the hatch2021

    by M. C. Beaton

    Series: Agatha Raisin Mysteries - #32

    (3,165)

    Summary: Private detective Agatha Raisin, having recently taken up power-walking, is striding along a path in Mircester Park during her lunch break when she hears a cry for help. Rushing over, she finds an...  more »

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    Call #: HOT PICK F BEATON

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Educated : a memoir
    Staff Pick

    Educated : a memoir2018

    by Tara Westover

    (1,212,632)

    Summary: Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and...  more »

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    Call #: 370 WES

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 4 details

  • Eternal : a novel

    Eternal : a novel2021

    by Lisa Scottoline

    (29,786)

    Summary: Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends despite their differences. Elisabetta is a feisty beauty who dreams of becoming a novelist; Marco the brash and athletic son in a family...  more »

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    Call #: F SCOTTOLINE

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • Every breath

    Every breath2018

    by Nicholas Sparks

    (82,447)

    Summary: Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she...  more »

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    Call #: F SPARKS

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • A family affair

    A family affair2022

    by Robyn Carr

    (5,807)

    Summary: Anna McNichol knows how to take charge. Raised by a single mother, she's worked to ensure her three children have every advantage she didn't. And while her marriage has its problems, she values...  more »

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    Call #: HOT PICK F CARR

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • The family remains : a novel

    The family remains : a novel2022

    by Lisa Jewell

    Series: Family Upstairs - #2

    (16,017)

    Summary: Early one morning on the banks of the Thames, DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene after a tour guide makes a shocking discovery, one that will unearth a decades-old crime linked to the unsolved...  more »

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    Call #: HOT PICK F JEWELL

    Locations: New Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 5 details

  • Family reunion : a novel

    Family reunion : a novel2021

    by Nancy Thayer

    (7,547)

    Summary: Eleanor Sunderland loves living on the Nantucket cliffside, in a charming home that has been in her family for decades. Now widowed, she looks forward to the arrival of her children and grandchildren...  more »

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    Call #: F THAYER

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Fear no evil

    Fear no evil2021

    by James Patterson

    Series: Alex Cross Novels - #29

    (16,639)

    Summary: Dr. Alex Cross and Detective John Sampson venture into the rugged Montana wilderness -- where they will be the prey. They're not on the job, but on a personal mission. Until they're attacked by two...  more »

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    Call #: HOT PICK F PATTERSON

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 3 details

  • Flying angels : a novel

    Flying angels : a novel2021

    by Danielle Steel

    (9,691)

    Summary: Audrey Parker's life changes forever when Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7, 1941. Her brother, a talented young Navy pilot, had been stationed there. Fresh out of nursing school with a passion...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F STEEL

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The four winds

    The four winds2021

    by Kristin Hannah

    (445,328)

    Summary: Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and...  more »

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    Call #: F HANNAH

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 6 of 8 details

  • The friends we keep

    The friends we keep2019

    by Jane Green

    (14,209)

    Summary: Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known each other since university. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and none of them...  more »

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    Call #: F GREEN

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Game on : tempting twenty-eight

    Game on : tempting twenty-eight2021

    by Janet Evanovich

    Series: Stephanie Plum Mysteries - #28

    (34,109)

    Summary: When Stephanie Plum is woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of footsteps in her apartment, she wishes she didn't keep her gun in the cookie jar in her kitchen. And when she finds out the...  more »

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    Call #: F EVANOVICH

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 3 of 4 details

  • Golden girl : a novel

    Golden girl : a novel2021

    by Elin Hilderbrand

    (95,062)

    Summary: On a perfect June day, Vivian Howe, author of thirteen beach novels and mother of three nearly grown children, is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while jogging near her home on Nantucket. She...  more »

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    Call #: F HILDERBRAND

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 6 of 6 details

  • The good son

    The good son2022

    by Jacquelyn Mitchard

    (4,977)

    Summary: What do you do when the person you love best becomes unrecognizable to you? For Thea Demetriou, the answer is both simple and agonizing: you keep loving him somehow. Stefan was just seventeen when he...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MITCHARD

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • The house across the lake : a novel

    The house across the lake : a novel2022

    by Riley Sager

    (52,393)

    Summary: Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress trying to escape a streak of bad press, has retreated to her family's lake house in Vermont. Armed with a pair of binoculars and several bottles of liquor,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: HOT PICK F SAGER

    Locations: New Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 5 details

  • How to marry Keanu Reeves in 90 days

    How to marry Keanu Reeves in 90 days2021

    by K. M. Jackson

    (4,001)

    Summary: Bethany Lu Carlisle is devastated when the tabloids report actor Keanu Reeves is about to tie the knot. What?! How could the world's perfect boyfriend and forever bachelor, Keanu not realize that...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F JACKSON

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The investigator

    The investigator2022

    by John Sandford

    Series: Letty Davenport Novels - #1

    (17,448)

    Summary: Letty Davenport, the brilliant adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, takes the reins in an investigation of a dangerous militia group. By age twenty-four, Letty Davenport has seen more action and...  more »

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    Call #: HOT PICK F SANDFORD

    Locations: New Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 3 details

  • The it girl

    The it girl2022

    by Ruth Ware

    (49,308)

    Summary: April Clarke-Cliveden was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford. Vivacious, bright, occasionally vicious, and the ultimate It girl, she quickly pulled Hannah into her dazzling orbit. Together,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: HOT PICK F WARE

    Locations: New Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 5 details

  • It's better this way : a novel

    It's better this way : a novel2021

    by Debbie Macomber

    (11,887)

    Summary: It's been nearly six years since Julia Jones had her heart broken. After her husband became involved with another woman, she did everything she could to save their marriage, to no avail. Their two...  more »

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    Call #: HOT PICK F MACOMBER

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • The jailhouse lawyer

    The jailhouse lawyer2021

    by James Patterson

    (11,106)

    Summary: In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes are misdemeanors: Speeding tickets. Shoplifting. Contempt of court. The why is the fail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released?...  more »

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    Call #: HOT PICK F PATTERSON

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Joan is okay : a novel

    Joan is okay : a novel2022

    by Weike Wang

    (8,649)

    Summary: Joan is a thirty-something ICU physician at a busy New York City hospital. The daughter of Chinese parents who moved to America to secure the American dream for their children, Joan is intensely...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: HOT PICK F WANG

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • The judge's list

    The judge's list2021

    by John Grisham

    Series: Lacy Stoltz Novels - #2

    (71,625)

    Summary: Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F GRISHAM

    Locations: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 3 of 5 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

    Learn More