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Brand New Releases

Sometimes you know exactly what you want to pick up or place on hold, and sometimes you just need options. We know it can be a little tricky to find a new book when you can’t just browse the new section at the library for something that strikes your interest, so below are some of new titles that have just hit our shelves in the last week.


  • The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Mayne: Auxiliary officer and diver Sloan finds a fresh kill floating in a canal--a woman whose murky history collides with Sloan's. Their troubling ties are making Sloan less a potential witness than a suspect. And her colleagues aren't the only ones following every move she makes. So is the killer. Stalked by an assassin, pitted against a ruthless cartel searching for a lost fortune, and under watch within her ranks, Sloan has only one ally: the legendary DEA agent who put Sloan's uncle behind bars.

  • One Day You’ll Burn by Joseph Schneider: A body so badly burned that it could be mistaken for a movie prop... except for the smell. That's not something California law enforcement finds lying on the street every day. And when Detective Tully Jarsdel is called to the scene, it's clear to him that something about the placement of the corpse is intentional, even ritualistic. Jarsdel isn't a classic noir detective, but his former career in academia seems to finally be coming in handy, rather than serving as material for jokes from his partner, Morales.

  • Meet Me in Bombay by Jenny Ashcroft: It's New Year's Eve in Bombay, 1913, and Madeline Bright, new to colonial India, yearns for all she left behind in England. Then, at the stroke of midnight, Maddy meets Luke Devereaux, and as the year changes so do both their lives. Luke opens her eyes to the wonders of Bombay, while Maddy captures his heart. But World War I is on the horizon, and Luke will be given no choice but to fight. They will be continents apart, separated by danger and devastating loss, but bound by Luke's promise that they will meet again in Bombay.

  • The Portrait by Ilaria Bernardini: Valeria Costas has dedicated her life to her work writing and to her secret lover, Martìn Acla, a prominent businessman. When his sudden stroke makes headlines, her world implodes. Desperate to find a way to be present during her lover's final days, Valeria commissions his artist wife, Isla, to paint her portrait--insinuating herself into Martìn's family home and life. The portrait takes shape as the stories of the women’s lives are exchanged, and as the portrait takes shape, and each struggles while the love of their lives departs.

  • Imminent Threat by Jeff Gunhus: Once a ruthless assassin for the KGB, Jacobslav Scarvan is believed to be dead after CIA agent Scott Roberts shot him three times. Twenty years later Scott and his daughter Mara are working for the US president to form an elite Alpha Team of highly skilled operatives. When they learn that Scarvan is still alive--plotting revenge after undergoing a twisted radicalization that makes him more dangerous than ever--Scott and Mara must race across the globe to prevent an epic disaster.


  • Sleep Well, My Lady by Kwei Quartey: Infamous for his overspending and womanizing, talk show host Augustus Seeza is dating the beautiful Lady Araba, who leads a self-made fashion empire. Her family fears Seeza is just after Araba’s money. When Araba is found murdered in her bed, her driver is arrested. A year later, still convinced Seeza is the real killer, Araba’s aunt Dele hires PI Emma Djan to go undercover to find the truth. Emma uncovers a long list of suspects with strong motives and quickly discovers they are all willing to lie for each other, and that one may still be willing to kill.

  • Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane: Lila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn't what she seems. A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila's husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it's discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years. The police are desperate to find the connection, if there even is one. Little do they know they might be stumbling over only part of the truth....

  • The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard: For fifteen years August Sitwell has worked amongst an all-black staff for the Barclays, a well-to-do white family who plucked him from an orphan asylum and gave him a job in order to “civilize” him. But now the Barclays fortunes have fallen, and their money is almost gone. When a prospective business associate proposes selling the family cook Miss Mamie's delicious rib sauce to local markets using a caricature of a wildly grinning August on the label, Mr. Barclay, desperate for cash, agrees. Yet neither Miss Mamie nor August will see a dime. Humiliated, August grows increasingly distraught, his anger building to a rage that explodes in shocking tragedy. 

  • Joint Custody by Lauren Baratz-Logsted: The Man and The Woman split custody of Gatz, but he will do anything to bring them back together - even if it kills him. And it almost did. He knows chocolate is bad for him, but it's the risk he's willing to take to get them back together. Gatz knows that The Man and The Woman are perfect for each other - how can they not see it, too? But when New Man - so handsome, so nice, so perfect - enters The Woman's life, he realizes he'll need to step up his game. And you know what they say: drastic times call for drastic doggy measures.

  • The Girl with Braided Hair by Rasha Adly: Art historian, Yasmine, is restoring an unsigned portrait of a strikingly beautiful girl from the Napoleonic Era, when she discovers that the artist has embedded a lock of hair into the painting. Yasmine becomes consumed by the secret concealed within this captivating work. Centuries earlier, sixteen-year-old Zeinab is drawn into French high society when Napoleon himself requests her presence. Enamored by the foreign customs of the Europeans, she finds herself on a dangerous path, one that may ostracize her from her family and culture.


  • Ten Rules for Faking It by Sophie Sullivan: Catching your boyfriend cheating on you with his assistant? Even clichés sting. But Everly Dean has determined that this is her year. She'll pitch her podcast idea to her boss. There's just one problem. Her boss, Chris, is very cute. Also, he's extremely distant, which means he hates her, right? And, Stacey the DJ didn't mute the mic during Everly's rant about her cheating ex. That's three problems. Suddenly, people are lining up to date her, Bachelorette-style, fans are voting, and her interest in Chris might be a two-way street. It's a lot for a woman who could gold medal in people-avoidance. She's going to have to fake it 'till she makes it to get through all of this.

  • Best Laid Plans by Gwen Florio: Nora Best is trading in her perfect life for an Airstream trailer and an adventure of a lifetime across the US with her perfect husband. But during their leaving party, Nora finds her husband in a compromising position with a friend. Storming out of the party she jumps into her truck and ends up in a campground in the mountains of Wyoming, drowning her sorrows with its managers, Brad and Miranda. When she is woken by a frantic Miranda after Brad has disappeared and bloodstains have been found around the campsite, Nora finds herself caught up in an adventure she could never have expected.

  • The Effort by Claire Holroyde: When dark comet UD3 was spotted near Jupiter's orbit, its existence was largely ignored. But to individuals who knew better, the threat this eight-kilometer comet posed to the survival of the human race was unthinkable. Together, these men and women must fight to survive in an unknown future with no rules and nothing to be taken for granted. They have two choices: neutralize the greatest threat the world has ever seen (preferably before mass hysteria hits or world leaders declare World War III) or come to terms with the annihilation of humanity itself.

  • The Fortunate Ones by Ed Tarkington: Working class Charlie was fine with his life until he’s admitted on scholarship to an elite private school and suddenly introduced to a world cushioned by money. There, Charlie is drawn into friendship with Archer and quickly adapts to life in the upper echelons of Nashville society. It’s irresistible- the lack of anxiety over money, the easy summers spent poolside, the lavish parties, the knowledge that any mistake can be glossed over or fixed? But over time, Charlie is increasingly pulled into Archer’s constant deceits and casual bigotry. At what point will the attraction of wealth and prestige wear off enough for Charlie to take a stand--and will he?

  • Shiver by Allie Reynolds: When Milla accepts an off-season invitation to a ski resort in the French Alps, she's expecting an intimate weekend of catching up with four old friends. Yet no sooner do Milla and the others arrive for the reunion than they realize something is horribly wrong. The resort is deserted. The cable cars have stopped working. Their cell phones are missing. Inside the hotel is a game meant to remind them of Saskia, the sixth member of their group, who vanished years before and has long been presumed dead. Someone has gathered them there to find out the truth about Saskia and will stop at nothing to get answers.