May 20th New Books - Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction.

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21st birthday

21st birthday

Patterson, James, 1947- author.
2021

Detective Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a young woman from a serial killer long enough to see her twenty-first birthday. When Tara Burke goes missing with her baby girl, all eyes are on her husband, Lucas. He paints her not as a missing person but a wayward wife--until a gruesome piece of evidence turns the investigation criminal. ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender...who suddenly puts forward an unexpected suspect. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn't a woman in the state of California who's safe.

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All thirteen : the incredible cave rescue of the Thai boys' soccer team

All thirteen : the incredible cave rescue of the Thai boys' soccer team

Soontornvat, Christina, author
2020

On June 23, 2018, twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking an afternoon's adventure. But when they turn to leave, rising floodwaters block their path out.

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The final twist

The final twist

Deaver, Jeffery, author.
2021

Just hours after the harrowing events of The Never Game and The Goodbye Man, Colter Shaw finds himself in San Francisco, where he has taken on the mission his father began years ago: finding a missing courier bag containing evidence that will bring down a corporate espionage firm responsible for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of deaths.

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Find you first : a novel

Find you first : a novel

Barclay, Linwood, author.
2021

Tech millionaire Miles Cookson has everything he could dream of - except time. He has recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and there is a fifty percent chance that it can be passed on to the next generation. Through a sperm donor program, somewhere out there, he has kids - nine of them. As Miles begins to search for the children he's never known, Chloe Swanson embarks on a quest to find her biological father. After Miles and Chloe connect, Miles's other potential heirs are vanishing - every trace of them wiped out, like they never existed at all.

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Finding Ashley : a novel

Finding Ashley : a novel

Steel, Danielle, author.
2021

At sixteen, a pregnant Melissa was sent to a gloomy convent in Ireland to have - and give up - her baby, to spare the family shame. All these years later, Melissa's sister, Hattie, feels compelled to embark on a journey that will change both their lives forever, and track down the child Melissa gave up.

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The girl who died

The girl who died

Ragnar Jónasson, 1976- author
2021


The good sister

The good sister

Hepworth, Sally, author.
2021

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. Fern needed protecting because their mother was a true sociopath who hid her true nature from the world, and only Rose could see it. Fern always saw the good in everyone. Years ago, Fern did something very, very bad. And Rose has never told a soul. 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.

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Hour of the witch

Hour of the witch

Bohjalian, Chris, 1962- author
2021

Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old and the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbour is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary soon finds herself the object of suspicion and rumour. Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows.

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Katharine Parr, the sixth wife : a novel

Katharine Parr, the sixth wife : a novel

Weir, Alison, 1951- author
2021

King Henry fixes his lonely eyes on thirty-year-old, twice-widowed Katharine Parr - becoming Henry's sixth queen in 1543. Four years into the marriage, Henry dies. Thrilled at this renewed opportunity to wed her first love, Katharine doesn't realize that Sir Thomas Seymour now sees her as a mere stepping stone to the throne, his eye actually set on bedding and wedding fourteen-year-old Elizabeth. The princess is innocently flattered by his attentions to the shock of her household. The result is a tangled tale of love and a struggle for power, bringing to a close the dramatic and violent reign of Henry VIII.

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The lady has a past

The lady has a past

Quick, Amanda, author
2021

Investigative apprentice Lyra Brazier is unsettled when her boss suddenly goes on a health retreat at an exclusive spa and disappears without another word. To track what happened to Raina Kirk, the agency brings in a partner and bodyguard for Lyra. Simon Cage is a mild-mannered antiquarian book dealer with a quiet, academic air, and Lyra can't figure out why he was chosen as her partner. The unlikely duo falls down a rabbit hole of twisted rumours and missing socialites, discovering that the health spa is a façade for something far darker than they imagined.

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Lost immunity : a thriller

Lost immunity : a thriller

Kalla, Daniel, author
2021

The city of Seattle is stunned when a deadly bacteria tears through a nearby Bible camp - and the camp's residents are among its most vulnerable victims: children and teenagers. Further testing reveals that the strain of the bacteria is one that caused catastrophic losses in Iceland six months before. An experimental vaccine is deployed to battle a lethal outbreak - until patients start dying of unknown causes.

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Natural remedies for your home & health : DIY essential oil recipes for cleaning, beauty, and wellness

Natural remedies for your home & health : DIY essential oil recipes for cleaning, beauty, and wellness

Ascher, Laura, author.
2021

Revamp your entire home with natural, safer products. This book contains a wealth of information about natural essential oils, what they are, how they work, and how to use them safely. Readers will find several simple recipes for clean beauty products, and even everyday cleaning products. All of these practical recipes can be used on a regular basis. Plus, discover natural health tips and learn how to make some swaps in the laundry room that will save you time and money.

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The newcomer

The newcomer

Andrews, Mary Kay, 1954- author
2021

After she discovers her sister Tanya dead, Letty Carnahan grabs her sister's Mercedes and hits the road with her wailing four-year-old niece Maya. Tanya, a woman with a past shrouded in secrets, left behind a "go-bag" of cash and a clue leading Letty to a sleepy mom-and-pop motel in a Florida beach town. As Letty settles into the motel's former storage room, she tries to heal Maya's heartache and unravel the key to her sister's shady past, all while dodging the attention of the owner's dangerously attractive son Joe, who just happens to be a local police detective.

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Orfeia

Orfeia

Harris, Joanne, 1964- author
2020

So begins a beautiful and tragic quest as a heartbroken mother sets out to save her lost daughter, through the realms of the real, of dream, and even into the underworld itself. But determination alone is not enough. For to save something precious, she must give up something precious, be it a song, a memory, or her freedom itself.

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The secret path

The secret path

Swan, Karen, author.
2021

Tara Tremain has worked hard to leave the controlling grasp of her extremely affluent family far behind. But pulled back into the family's orbit one last time for an unmissable party in the jungles of Costa Rica, she finds herself flung into action: a local boy is desperately ill and she must trek for days into the jungle to save his life. What Tara could never have predicted is that the one person who can help her in this impossible journey is Alex Carter, the man who destroyed her life ten years ago.

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The summer of lost and found

The summer of lost and found

Monroe, Mary Alice, author
2021

Linnea and the Rutledge family continue to face their challenges with the strength, faith, and commitment. Love in the time of the coronavirus proves challenging, at times humorous, and ever changing. Relationships are redefined, friendships made and broken, and marriages tested. As the weeks turn to months, and another sea turtle season comes to a close, Linnea learns there are more meaningful lessons learned during this summer than opportunities lost, that summer is a time of wonder, and that the exotic lives in our own back yards.

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That summer : a novel

That summer : a novel

Weiner, Jennifer, author
2021

While Daisy Shoemaker tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she's also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. Diana's glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy's simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who is this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy?

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