Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Reading Ahead: May 2017, part 2

I have an assortment of titles for you today, so no matter your mood next month, you're just about guaranteed to find something to add to your reading list!

Against All Odds, by Danielle Steel. Taking chances is part of life, but when you bet your future against the odds, it’s a high-risk game. Kate Madison’s stylish resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband’s untimely death. Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother’s dismay. Kate can't keep her children from playing the odds, in love, career, and family matters. She knows that they must make, and learn from, their own mistakes. Billed as touching and wise. Fans won't want to miss out. Also available in Large Print.

16th Seduction, by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect--she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing twenty-five people. But Joe wasn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious, and possibly unnatural, heart attacks claims seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco. As if that weren't enough, the bomber she and Joe captured is about to go on trial, and his defense raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe's investigation. Not knowing whom to trust, and struggling to accept the truth about the man she thought she knew, Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a brilliant criminal puts her on trial. Patterson's long-running Women's Murder Club series has been a fan favorite for years. Also available in Large Print.

Gwendy’s Button Box, by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar. King's new novella takes readers back to the little town of Castle Rock, Maine, where strange things happen. There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside. It is here, at the top of the world that Gwendy meets a mysterious man and their chance encounter will give her nightmares for years to come. I have chills just thinking about it.

Nighthawk, by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown. When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don’t—that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions...

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