August 25th, 2014
Summer brings a plethora of new books and an increased amount of reading time for many individuals. As summer winds down and we enter fall (hard to believe September is next week), here are some new books for this last week of August. If your fall is turning out to be busy, these might be good titles to keep in mind for the holiday break, or a cold winter night.
F: A Novel by Daniel Kehlmann
F: A Novel is about three brothers whose father takes on the occult, with themes of truth, family and the power of fortune.
Harbor Island by Carla Neggers
Neggers is back with her next addition in the Sharpe and Donovan series. Sharpe and Donovan investigate the murder of a woman on a frozen island in the Boston Harbor and must also face do or die questions about their relationship. Before they focus on their relationship however they must outwit one of the smartest killers they’ve ever encountered.
Her Last Whisper by Karen Robards
When Charlotte Stone is called upon a case involving the Cinderella killer, a predator who lures women to their deaths, she heads to Vegas to follow a lead. But in Vegas she ends up gambling with her life.
Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland
Lisette and her husband move to Provence to care for a family member and in doing so Lisette must give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice. In learning from her husband’s grandfather, Lisette creates a list of vows, taking her on a journey where she learns to forgive the past, to live robustly and to love again. It is a richly imagined story of a woman’s awakening in the south of Vichy France – to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life and to love in the midst of war.
Lock In by John Scalzi
One of the most popular authors in modern science fiction writes about a time in our near future. In 15 years, a new virus appears, leaving 1% of the population locked in – fully awake and aware but unable to move or respond to stimulus. New technologies appear in an attempt to solve this state, and certainly nobody attempts to misuse it … or do they?
Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason
The next installment in the Inspector Erlendur series, Strange Shores begins when a young woman disappears from the fjords of Iceland. Decades later, Erlendur is on the hunt for this woman as well as his lost brother who disappeared in a snowstorm as a child. He comes to realize that many people prefer their crimes to stay buried.
Fives and Twenty Fives by Michael Pitre
This heart-stopping debut novel follows three ex-marines as they battle with their experiences once home. As they struggle to find their place in a world that no longer knows them, they realize the war has left nothing in their lives untouched and that salvation may come from an unexpected quarter.
Private Down Under by James Patterson and Michael White
Patterson teamed up with White to write this new paperback debut in which the world’s most exclusive detective agency opens a new office in Australia. Within days the agency’s caseload is full, but it is a horrific murder in the suburbs that stretches the team to the limit.
The Life of Corgnelius and Stumphrey: The Cutest Corgis in the World by Susie Brooks
Corgnelius was living the good life in LA when his new brother Stumphrey came along. The two learned to share the spotlight and a blog written about them became a sensation. Known for their fasion-forward style and love of adventure, these two share their trials and tribulations as they navigate the world in this new book.
Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller
The third novel featuring the journey of Bell Elkins and her return to her hometown, Summer of the Dead introduces a new character, Lindy Crabtree, who has secrets of her own that threaten to explode into more violence.
Shattered Secrets by Karen Harper
Tess, who was abducted and held captive as a young girl, returns to Cold Creek and is certain she put the past behind her. When she inherits the family home, she must confront the demons that still haunt her and the town. As she learns about another child in the town that goes missing, she is certain it is related to her return and she works with the sheriff to try and save the child and heal her damaged soul.
The Poppy Factory by Liz Trenow
A captivating story of two young women bound together by two different wars. As the wars have terrible consequences for Jess and Rose, will the poppy factory that was set up to help injured soldiers rescue them both from these heartaches?
The Mill River Redemption by Darcie Chan
Darcie Chan returns to the town of Mill River in a novel of family, self-discovery and forgiveness. A young mother and her daughters move to mill River to build a new life for themselves until a shocking tragedy tears the sisters apart. The sisters return years later to read their mother’s will, which states they must work together to locate a hidden key to a box containing their inheritance. The sisters move back to Mill River for the summer to begin the search, discovering that an even greater treasure awaits them. A perfect book for fans of Maeve Binchy.
Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
When she was a teenager, he terrified her. Now she is trapped on a snowy island with him off the coast of Maine. While her head says he is still the villain she remembers, her heart is telling her he has changed.