Library Reads for January 2017 – Holdings Report

December 8, 2016

LibraryReads announced its January selections, starting the new year with an almost exclusive but far-reaching focus on fiction.  Earlyword has an article with some extra buzz and context.

We have all in print and all but two that are available in physical audio.  Those two, the Her Every Fear, and the Second Mrs. Hockaday, will be in the catalog shortly. Watch for Bibliofiles for more detailed coverage.

The Favorite

Delaney, JP. The Girl Before. Ballantine. 

The girl before : a novelIn the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception. Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive–and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. EMMA Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant–and it does. JANE After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space–and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home’s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before. Advance praise for The Girl Before “Dazzling, startling, and above all cunning–a pitch-perfect novel of psychological suspense.”–Lee Child “Riveting! One of the most compelling page-turners I’ve read in years. Twisty, turny, and with an ending not to be missed!”–Lisa Gardner”– Provided by publisher.

 

Harper, Jane. The Dry. Flatiron. [15 holds]

The dry : a novel

One of the most stunning debuts I’ve ever read . . . Every word is near perfect.’ — David Baldacci. A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author JaneHarper. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloudof suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets. “– Provided by publisher.

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One Response to “Library Reads for January 2017 – Holdings Report”

  1. Darren Says:

    I’ve changed “exclusive…focus on fiction” to “almost exclusive” and added descriptor for non-fiction. It was pointed out to me I was overlooking Books for Living. Apologies.


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