Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Reading Ahead: March 2017, part 3

If you're going a little stir-crazy from all the snow we've had over the last few days, you're not alone. Would it make you feel better to know that I've been ordering books due out in July?! Here are a few novels to tide you over until the warmer weather prevails.

Dangerous Games, by Danielle Steel. Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world—from riots in America to protests on the streets of Tehran. With her daughter in college, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex–Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the Vice President of the United States, Tony Clark.
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If Not For You, by Debbie Macomber. Defying loving but controlling parents, Beth Prudhomme departs her native Chicago for Portland, where she reconnects with the black sheep of her family, her spirited Aunt Sunshine. As Beth reinvents herself, she makes new friends, including Sam, who would never win her parents' approval. Their unlikely friendship, and maybe something more, are jeopardized by the sudden arrival of Beth's mother and the revelations of some long-held secrets. Fans will be delighted with Macomber's newest.
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Man Overboard, by J.A. Jance. Cybersecurity expert Roger McGeary finally has his life back on track after years of struggling with depression. But when he falls from the balcony of his suite on an all-expenses-paid cruise, the police quickly dismiss it as “death by misadventure,” a vague phrase leaving much to interpretation. Unsatisfied, Roger’s tough-as-nails aunt, Julia Miller, is determined to find answers and closure. By contacting Roger’s childhood friend Stuart Ramey to help her solve the mystery of his fate, Julia unwittingly sets up a collision course with a serial killer...
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Murder on the Serpentine, by Anne Perry. It is not the custom for the commander of Special Branch to receive a royal summons—so Thomas Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest importance. The body of Sir John Halberd, the Queen’s confidant, has been found in the shallow water of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, bearing the evidence of a fatal blow to the head. At Her Majesty’s request, Sir John had been surreptitiously investigating Alan Kendrick, a horse-racing enthusiast who seems to have had an undue amount of influence on her son, the Prince of Wales. Now Commander Pitt must navigate the corridors of power with the utmost discretion and stealth, for it seems certain that Sir John’s killer is a member of the upper classes. Aided by his wife, Charlotte, and her social contacts, Pitt seeks out the hidden motives behind the polite fa├žade of those to the manner born—and uncovers a threat to the throne that could topple the monarchy.

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