Here are a few of the books we’re looking forward to this month. Call to be placed on hold for any of these titles or we love book requests! If you don’t see something you‘re looking for, please ask!
“The spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes(winner of the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepers—In End of Watch, the diabolical
“Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves.” From Amazon.com
A great beach read to get the summer started, this review comes from BN.com “Three headstrong women connected by one charismatic man are thrown together after his death. Deacon was a larger than life celebrity chef, and the women he married—teen years sweetheart Laurel, Hollywood hottie Belinda, and sharp-tongued southern beauty Scarlett—are just as indelible. To fulfill his last wishes, the women and their children head to the beloved Nantucket cottage where they all have history, and attempt to pay homage to his memory without tearing each other apart.”
If you want something a bit more literary to take on vacation the Hogarth Shakespeare Series continues with a retelling of The Taming of The Shrew, by Anne Tyler. “In this modern retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, sharp-tongued Kate is reimagined as a preschool assistant oppressed by her unappreciated role as housekeeper to her scientist
father and blithely pretty younger sister. When her father is threatened with the loss by deportation of his brilliant lab assistant, he turns to Kate yet again: this time, he wants her to marry the man to keep him in the country. Their courtship of convenience turns, of course, into one of love, in a quirky, sweeter take on the original.” Review by BN.com
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg are back with another in the bestselling series featuring FBI agent Kate O’Hare and international con man, thief and FBI most wanted Nick Fox. From the publisher, “Nick and Kate have to mount the most daring, risky, and audacious con they’ve ever attempted to save a major U.S. city from a catastrophe of epic proportions. Luckily they have the help of an eccentric out-of-work actor, a bandit who does his best work in the sewers, and Kate’s dad, Jake. The pressure’s on for Nick and Kate to make this work—even if they have to lay their lives on the line.”
From the back cover, “You came back here to bury your past….Thing is, you gotta kill it first.”
Kevin Pearce—baseball star, honor student, the pride of Brighton—was fifteen when he left town in the back of his uncle’s cab. He and his buddy Bobby Scales had just committed heinous violence for what they thought were the best of reasons. Kevin didn’t want a pass, but he was getting it anyway. Bobby would stay and face the music; Kevin’s future would remain bright as ever. At least that was the way things were supposed to work. But in Brighton, things never work the way they’re supposed to.
Twenty-seven years later, Kevin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist for the Boston Globe. He’s never been back to his old block, having avoided his family and, especially, Bobby Scales. Then he learns his old friend is the prime suspect in a string of local murders. All of a sudden Kevin’s headed home—to protect a friend and the secret they share. In order to report this story to the end and safeguard those he loves, he must face not only an elusive, slippery killer, but also his own corrupted conscience.
A powerhouse of a thriller, Brighton is a riveting and elegiac exploration of promises broken, debts owed, and old wrongs made right…no matter what the cost.”