New Books for May 24
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The broken mirror
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author
In their third adventure, Filomena and company set off to Snow Country, rescue Lord Sharif of Nottingham, reverse a spell that turned Prince Charming into a Frog, and form the League of the Seven-fearless warriors devoted to fighting the orges at any cost.
Countdown to midnight : a novel
Brown, Dale, 1956- author
Working for a shadowy intelligence outfit with Cold War roots, former U.S. Air Force officer Nick Flynn must uncover a mysterious collaboration between Iran and Russia.
Death of the black widow
Patterson, James, 1947- author
On his first night with Detroit PD, Officer Walter O'Brien is called to a murder scene. A terrified twenty-year-old has bludgeoned her kidnapper with skill that shocks even O'Brien's veteran partner. The young woman is also a brilliant escape artist. Her bold flight from police custody makes the case impossible to solve, and, for Walter, even more impossible to forget. By the time Walter's promoted to detective, his fascination with the missing, gray-eyed woman is approaching obsession. And when Walter discovers that he's not alone in his search, one truth is certain. This deadly string of secrets didn't begin in his home city, but he's going to make sure it ends there.
Friends, lovers, and the big terrible thing : a memoir
Perry, Matthew, 1969- author
"The beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence In an extraordinary story that only he could tell, Matthew Perry takes readers onto the soundstage of the most successful sitcom of all time while opening up about his private struggles with addiction. Candid, self-aware, and told with his trademark humor, Perry vividly details his lifelong battle with the disease and what fueled it despite seemingly having it all. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that shares the most intimate details of the love Perry lost, his darkest days, and his greatest friends. Unflinchingly honest, moving, and hilarious: this is the book fans have been waiting for"-- Provided by publisher.
Ross, M. C., author
Welcome to HIVE, the world's most popular virtual reality game. Everyone's addicted to it -- kids, parents, and even teachers. Everyone, that is, except for Kara Tilden, who has never warmed to it ever since her mom disappeared, and Kara has reason to believe HIVE had something to do with it. And with a new update about to launch, everyone around Kara is even more obsessed with it, including her friends and boyfriend, Gus. But when the upgrade finally hits, a glitch in the system traps everyone inside HIVE and there's no way out. Now it's up to Kara and her friends to beat HIVE at its own game. To do so, they'll have to go deeper into the game than ever before. There they'll discover the uneasy truth behind HIVE a truth that may very well lead Kara to her mother.
Jackson, Lisa, author
Contains two classic, fan-favorite novels of revenge, obsession, and deception in one volume--"Yesterday's Lies" and "Zachary's Law"--In which Lauren Regis, when her ex-husband kidnaps her children, hires unconventional lawyer Zachary Winters, despite the dark rumors surrounding him, to get them back
The good sister
Hepworth, Sally, author
From the outside, everyone might think Fern and Rose are as close as twin sisters can be: Rose is the responsible one, with a home and a husband and a fierce desire to become a mother. Fern is the quirky one, the free spirit, the librarian who avoids social interaction and whom the world might just describe as truly odd. But the sisters are devoted to one another and Rose has always been Fern's protector from the time they were small. When Fern decides to help her sister achieve her heart's desire of having a baby, Rose realizes with growing horror that Fern might make choices that can only have a terrible outcome. What Rose doesn't realize is that Fern is growing more and more aware of the secrets Rose, herself, is keeping. And that their mother might have the last word after all.
Her dark lies
Ellison, J. T., author
In a majestic cliff-top villa owned by the wealthy Compton family, up-and-coming artist Claire Hunter will marry handsome, charming Jack Compton, surrounded by close family, intimate friends - and a host of dark secrets. From the moment Claire sets foot on Isle Isola, something seems amiss. Skeletal remains have just been found. Menacing texts. And one troubling shadow hanging over Claire's otherwise blissful relationship - the strange mystery surrounding Jack's first wife. Then a raging storm descends, the power goes out - and the real terror begins.
The ingenue : a novel
Kapelke-Dale, Rachel, author
When former piano prodigy Saskia Kreis returns home to Milwaukee after her mother's unexpected death, she expects to inherit the family estate, the Elf House. But with the discovery that her mother's will bequeathed the Elf House to a man that Saskia shares a complicated history with, she is forced to reexamine her own past - and the romantic relationship that changed the course of her life - for answers. Can she find a way to claim her heritage while keeping her secrets buried, or will the fallout from digging too deep destroy her?
Listen to me : a novel
Gerritsen, Tess, author
Sofia Suarez, a widow and nurse who was universally liked by all her neighbors, lies in her own home, brutally bludgeoned. But anything can happen behind closed doors, and Sofia seemed to have plenty of secrets in her last days, making covert phone calls to old contacts and traceless burner phones. When a connection is made between Sofia and the victim of a hit-and-run months earlier, the case grows even more blurry. What exactly was Sofia involved in?
Baldacci, David, author
For her entire life, FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Mercy's disappearance left behind a damaged family that later shattered beyond repair when Atlee's parents inexplicably abandoned her. Now, after a perilous investigation that nearly proved fatal, Atlee has finally discovered not only the reason behind her parents' abandonment and Mercy's kidnapping, but also the most promising breakthrough yet: proof that Mercy survived her abduction and then escaped her captors many years ago. Though Atlee is tantalizingly close to her family at last, the final leg of her long road to Mercy will be the most treacherous yet.
Lustbader, Eric, author
Working for Parachute, a cutting-edge quantum-computing firm whose private espionage network exceeds any government spy agency, Evan Ryder's mission has always remained the same: seek out and destroy Omega, a fanatical global cult intent on destroying democracy. The assassination of a Parachute agent in Vienna sets Evan on a dangerous, world-wide hunt for answers and on a collision course with forces so powerful they may be beyond her abilities to annihilate.
Pokémon adventures. Diamond and pearl platinum. Volume 1
Kusaka, Hidenori, author
Pokémon adventures. Diamond and pearl platinum. Volume 3
Kusaka, Hidenori, author
The Santa suit
Andrews, Mary Kay, 1954- author
"A novella celebrating the magic of Christmas and second chances ... The newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen, she is definitely looking for a change in her life. The Four Roses, as the farmhouse is called, is a labor of love--but Ivy didn't bargain on just how much labor. The previous family left so much furniture and so much junk, that it's a full-time job sorting through all of it. At the top of a closet, Ivy finds an old Santa suit--beautifully made and decades old. In the pocket of a suit she finds a note written in a childish hand: it's from a little girl who has one Christmas wish, and that is for her father to return home from the war. This discovery sets Ivy off on a mission. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? What mysteries did the Rose family hold? Ivy's quest brings her into the community, at a time when all she wanted to do was be left alone and nurse her wounds. But the magic of Christmas makes miracles happen, and Ivy just might find more than she ever thought possible: a welcoming town, a family reunited, a mystery solved, and a second chance at love."-- Provided by publisher.
Spy x family. 8
Endo, Tatsuya, 1980- author, artist
Master spy Twilight is unparalleled when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions for the betterment of the world. But when he receives the ultimate assignment--to get married and have a kid--he may finally be in over his head! Yor is assigned to be a bodyguard for a mafia family on a cruise ship by the secret organization Garden. But with Lloyd and Anya also on board thanks to a giveaway they won, Yor is starting to have doubts about her secret life as an assassin...
Läckberg, Camilla, 1974-, author
It's a case unlike anything detective Mina Dabiri has seen before. A woman trapped inside a magician's box, with swords pierced through. But this time, it's not a magic trick. It's murder. Knowing she has a terrifying killer on her hands, Mina enlists the help of celebrity mentalist, Vincent Walter. Mina and Vincent soon discover that the murder victim has the roman numeral III engraved on her leg. The killer is counting down. There are going to be three more murders. And time is running out to stop them.
Bailey, Kathleen D., 1951- author
"Why him? Why here? Why now? Caroline Pierce O'Leary expects to work hard to earn her passage to the Oregon Country. She doesn't expect to find that the wagon train scout is a man with whom she shares a troubled past. Though Caroline is a Christian now, thanks to her late husband, she finds forgiving Michael to be the hardest part of her journey, harder even than the Trail. Michael Moriarty thought he'd left his past behind in "green and hurting Ireland." Seeing Caroline on his wagon train, brings his past to the forefront. With a price on his head, he doesn't want her to get hurt, but he can't deny what they were...and could still be. Michael once betrayed Caroline in the worst possible way. Can she trust him to get her across the Oregon Trail? Can he trust himself to accept her forgiveness and God's?"-- Provided by publisher.
Why we meditate : the science and practice of clarity and compassion
Goleman, Daniel, author
We all experience negative emotions from time to time. But in a world with as much frenzy and pressure as ours, it's incredibly easy for these same emotions to become destructive. Now, by blending Eastern tradition with Western science, Daniel Goleman effortlessly helps you embrace and understand meditation as never before. With accessible and eye-opening advice based on groundbreaking neuroscience, this guidebook helps you not only break free from negative patterns of thought and behaviour but radically embrace your very being.
Bentley, Don, author
When the leader of North Korea is catastrophically injured, his incapacitation inadvertently triggers a "dead-man's switch," activating an army of sleeper agents in South Korea and precipitating a struggle for succession. Jack Ryan, Jr. is in Seoul to interview a potential addition to the Campus. But his benign trip takes a deadly turn when a wave of violence perpetrated by North Korean operatives grips South Korea's capital. A mysterious voice from North Korea offers Jack a way to stop the peninsula's rush to war, but her price may be more than he can afford to pay.