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Behind every lie

Behind every lie

McDonald, Christina, author
2020

Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can't remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her. Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London--Kat's former home--for answers. But as she unravels her mother's carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn't want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn't know who to trust. Least of all herself.

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Blindside

Blindside

Patterson, James, 1947- author
2020

Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett a discreet investigator with family worries of his own. Just one father helping another. The detective leaps into the case and sources lead him to a homicide in the Bronx. The victim has ties to a sophisticated hacking operation -- and also to the mayor's missing daughter, Natalie, a twenty-one-year-old computer prodigy. The murder is part of a serial killing spree, one with national security implications. And suddenly Bennett is at the center of a dangerous triangle anchored by NYPD, FBI, and a transnational criminal organization.

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Chosen ones

Chosen ones

Roth, Veronica, author
2020

"The first novel written for an adult audience by the mega-selling author of the Divergent franchise: five twenty-something heroes famous for saving the world when they were teenagers must face even greater demons-and reconsider what it means to be a hero . . . by destiny or by choice"-- Provided by publisher.

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Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Nesbø, Jo, 1960-, author
2013


A conspiracy of bones

A conspiracy of bones

Reichs, Kathy, author
2020

Anthropologist Temperance Brennan must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and why the dead man had her cellphone number.

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Crooked river

Crooked river

Preston, Douglas J., author
2020

Racing to uncover the mystery of several light green-shoe-clad severed feet found floating in the Atlantic, Agent Pendergast is faced with the most inexplicable challenge of his career.

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Fearless

Fearless

Michaels, Fern, author
2020

Anna Campbell is ready to take her first tentative steps back into the world after widowhood. On a singles cruise, she meets divorced professor Ryan Robertson. Back home in West Texas, Anna and Ryan continue their romance, and Anna decides it's time for their families to meet. The idyllic marriage Anna is hoping for is quickly thrown into doubt. Her new husband and stepchildren may not be all she thinks they are. And as the situation grows more desperate, Anna must reach deep within and draw on all her courage and self-reliance to fight for the family and home she deserves.

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House of earth and blood

House of earth and blood

Maas, Sarah J., author
2020

"Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with her friends, savoring every pleasure Lunathion-otherwise known as Crescent City-has to offer. But it all comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the very foundations of the city-and Bryce's world. Two years later, her job has become a dead end, and she now seeks only blissful oblivion in the city's most notorious nightclubs. But when the murderer attacks again, Bryce finds herself dragged into the investigation and paired with an infamous Fallen angel whose own brutal past haunts his every step. Hunt Athalar, personal assassin for the Archangels, wants nothing to do with Bryce Quinlan, despite being ordered to protect her. She stands for everything he once rebelled against and seems more interested in partying than solving the murder, no matter how close to home it might hit. But Hunt soon realizes there's far more to Bryce than meets the eye-and that he's going to have to find a way to work with her if they want to solve this case. As Bryce and Hunt race to untangle the mystery, they have no way of knowing the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents, and down to the darkest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir..."-- Provided by publisher.

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The land beyond the sea

The land beyond the sea

Penman, Sharon Kay, author
2020

The Kingdom of Jerusalem is the land far beyond the sea. At the helm of this growing kingdom sits young Baldwin IV. As political deception scours the halls of the royal court, the Muslim army is never far from the kingdom's doorstep, and there are only a handful of people Baldwin can trust. Filled with drama and battle, tragedy and romance, this is the story of the reign of King Baldwin IV and the Kingdom of Jerusalem's defense against invaders during the Crusades.

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The mirror & the light

The mirror & the light

Mantel, Hilary, 1952- author
2020

England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him?

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Miss Julia knows a thing or two

Miss Julia knows a thing or two

Ross, Ann B., author
2020

Miss Julia has decided to stop meddling in other peoples' lives. But soon she is called on to help when Mildred's grandchild, whom she has never met, shows up unexpectedly. Miss Julia has experience dealing with children dropped on doorsteps, and sweeps in to lend a hand. But there's something just a bit strange about the child, and Miss Julia can't quite put her finger on what it is.

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My dark Vanessa

My dark Vanessa

Russell, Kate Elizabeth author
2020

2000. Fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. Thought-provoking, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood

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Promises of the heart

Promises of the heart

Rossiter, Nan Parson, author
2020

Macey and Ben Samuelson have much to be thankful for. The only thing missing is what they want the most. Harper Wheaton just got kicked out of another foster home and it won't be the last if she keeps losing her temper. As a physician's assistant, Macey meets lots of kids and Harper Wheaton's a tough one. It gets Macey and Ben to thinking about all the children who need homes. Then Harper goes missing, and one thing is suddenly crystal clear: life is complicated - but love doesn't have to be. The first novel in a new series from bestselling author Nan Rossiter.

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A reasonable doubt

A reasonable doubt

Margolin, Phillip, author
2020

Robert Chesterfield shows up at the law office with an odd request: he's seeking help from his old attorney in acquiring patent protection for an illusion. This is out of the scope of the law firm's expertise, but when Robin Lockwood looks into his previous relationship with the firm, she learns that twenty years ago he was arrested for two murders. Now, decades later, he's a man with more than one dark past and many enemies.

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Revenge

Revenge

Patterson, James, 1947- author
2020

Murder. Former SAS soldier David Shelley was part of the most covert operations team in the special forces, along with the woman he went on to marry. Now settling down to civilian life in London, they have plans to set up a private security company and enjoy a safer and more stable existence. But the shocking death of a young woman Shelley once helped protect puts those plans on hold. Betrayal. The police rule the death a suicide but the grieving parents can't accept their beloved daughter would take her own life. They need to find out what really happened, and they turn to their former bodyguard, Shelley, for help. Revenge. When the parents discover that their daughter had fallen into a dark and seedy world of drugs and online pornography, the father demands retribution against those responsible. But his desire for revenge will make enemies of people that even Shelley may not be able to protect them from, and take them into a war from which there may be no escape.

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The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Reid, Taylor Jenkins, author
2017


Stay where I can see you

Stay where I can see you

Onstad, Katrina, author
2020

The Kaplan family has just won 10 million dollars in the lottery. The surprise windfall suddenly upends the family, allowing them all to dream a little bigger. The Kaplans navigate the notoriety that the lottery brings and try to adjust to their new lives in the upper class. Along with the truth come long-buried memories from Gwen's troubled youth, forcing her to confront her painful past - causing her meticulously constructed identity as the good wife and mother begins to crack. And when their changed circumstances place her family under threat, Gwen must wake up from her domestic slumber.

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Texas outlaw

Texas outlaw

Patterson, James, 1947- author
2020

Texas Ranger Rory Yates becomes famous after his girlfriend, country music star Willow Dawes, writes a song about his bravery. He tries to escape the spotlight by moving to the small West Texas town of Rio Lobo, but the chief of police doesn't want him there and soon he is drawn into an accidental death that might really be a murder.

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Tough talking cowboy

Tough talking cowboy

Ryan, Jennifer, 1973- author
2020

Ex-Army Ranger Drake McGrath has come home to Montana, locked in a battle with himself, lashing out at those who love him most - driving away his ex-fiancée and alienating his family. But Adria Holloway sees beyond Drake's tough talk to the raw pain beneath. To help them both, Adria makes Drake a shocking deal - a no-strings relationship that'll help them both face down their demons. Maybe it's a way for her and Drake to heal each other, one sizzling night at a time.

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Truths I never told you

Truths I never told you

Rimmer, Kelly, author
2020

After finding disturbing journal pages that suggest her late mother didn't die in a car accident as her father had always maintained, Beth Walsh begins a search for answers to the question of what really happened to their mother.

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