Bestseller Club Titles for June

SUMMER OF '69
Summer of ’69, by Elin Hilderbrand
Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a summer when everything changed. This historical novel is rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea.

 

THE SUMMER OF SUNSHINE AND MARGOT
The Summer of Sunshine & Margot, by Susan Mallery
Etiquette coach Margot Baxter has never faced a client like Bianca, an aging movie star who gained fame through a campaign of shock and awe. She requires intensive lessons, forcing Margot to move into the mansion owned by the actress’s son, Alec. His stony exterior hides secret depths Margot would love to explore, but will he trust her enough to let her in? Sunshine Baxter has always been the good-time sister, abandoning jobs to chase after guys who used her, then threw her away. No more. This time, she’ll finish college, dedicate herself to her job as a nanny, and she 100 percent will not screw up her life again by falling for the wrong guy. Especially not the tempting single dad who also happens to be her boss.

 

UNSOLVED
Unsolved, by James Patterson
FBI agent Emmy Dockery is absolutely relentless. Her unique skill at seeing connections others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests, but a shocking new case has left her utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident, and have seemingly nothing in common. But this many deaths can’t be coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes. How? Someone is watching Dockery. Studying, learning, waiting. Until it’s the perfect time to strike.

 

WHEREVER YOU GO
Wherever You Go, by Tracie Peterson
Mary Reichert is one of the best sharpshooters in the country, and in the Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza her skills are on display in every performance. Journalist Christopher Williams has been assigned to follow the Brookstone show on its 1901 tour of England and write a series of articles for his magazine. As he gets to know the cast he quickly finds himself irresistibly drawn to the show’s sharpshooter. Mary and Chris will both have to trust God if they are to heal from the wounds of the past and chart a new future together.

 

LOST AND FOUND
Lost and Found, by Danielle Steel
After breaking her ankle, Madison Allen is forced to step back from her demanding schedule, and she embarks on a road trip. She hopes to answer questions about the men she loved and might have married. Wearing a cast and driving a rented SUV, she sets off to reconnect with three very different men–one in Boston, one in Chicago, and another in Wyoming–to know once and for all if the decisions she made long ago were the right ones. Before moving forward into the future, she is compelled to confront the past.

 

SKIN GAME
Skin Game, by Stuart Woods
When Teddy Fay receives a freelance assignment from a gentleman he can’t refuse, he jets off to Paris on the hunt for a treasonous criminal. But as Teddy unearths more information that just doesn’t seem to connect, his straightforward mission becomes far bigger–and stranger–than he could imagine. Under the beautiful veneer of the City of Lights, true villainy lurks in the shadows…and Teddy Fay alone can prevent the impending disaster.

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Here’s what’s coming in May!

New in May, with one a little sooner…

THE ORACLE
The Oracle, by Clive Cussler
The search for a sacred scroll is put on hold when Sam and Remi Fargo learn that a shipment of supplies intended for their charitable foundation’s school has been stolen, and they travel to Nigeria to deliver new supplies themselves. Their mission becomes more complicated when they run into a band of robbers who take Remi and several students hostage, and there are signs that the kidnapping is related to the missing scroll. The Fargos need all their skills to save the lives of the young girls at the school before they uncover the hidden treasure. . . and lift the deadly curse.

THE NEVER GAME
The Never Game, by Jeffery Deaver
A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a “reward seeker,” traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America’s tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.

THE ROAD HOME
The Road Home, by Richard Paul Evans
Chicago celebrity and pitchman Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash, a flight he narrowly missed, and now he’s ready for a second chance at life and love. Escaping death has brought Charles some clarity: the money, the fame, the expensive cars; none of it brought him true joy or peace. The last time he was truly happy was when he was married to his ex-wife Monica, before their relationship was destroyed by his ambition and greed. Charles is on a pilgrimage across Route 66, and he intends to finish his trek from Amarillo to Santa Monica, despite learning that his ex-wife is now engaged. With the initial reason for his trip in jeopardy, he still has lessons to learn along the way before he discovers–and arrives at–his true destination.

THE NIGHT WINDOW : A JANE HAWK NOVEL
The Night Window, by Dean Koontz
Jane Hawk is on a quest to take down the influential architects of an accelerating operation to control every level of society via an army of mind-altered citizens. At first, only Jane stood against the “Arcadian” conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the “adjusted” people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the showdown that will decide America’s future, Jane will require all her resources as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.


Hot Shot, by Fern Michaels
When lawyer Lizzie Fox’s husband, Cosmo Cricket, is left critically injured after being shot by an unknown assailant, the men of BOLO Consultants head straight for Las Vegas to comfort Lizzie—and to uncover a dangerous enemy in the City of Sin.

TIGHTROPE
Tightrope, by Amanda Quick
An unconventional woman and a man shrouded in mystery walk a tightrope of desire as they race against a killer to find a top secret invention before it’s too late.

HALF FINISHED : A NOVEL
Half Finished, by Lorraine Snelling. Coming March, 2019.
Recognizing how common it is for crafters to start many projects and finish few, a group of women join together to form a guild-Unfinished Projects Anonymous-to keep each other on track and accountable. Three of the friends are tasked with the job of home visits for their guild. “The Cartel” snoops around craft rooms and knitting baskets to report on progress for the members. As life unexpectedly changes for one of the members, this ensemble of women discovers that much of life is half-finished-projects – and that may be perfectly fine.

BLESSING IN DISGUISE
Blessing in Disguise, by Danielle Steel
As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older, and secluded from the world. Isabelle’s relationship with Putnam is the stuff of dreams, but it turns real when she becomes pregnant, for she knows that marriage is out of the question. When Isabelle returns to New York, she enters a new relationship she hopes will be more stable and traditional. She soon realizes she has made a terrible mistake and again finds herself a single mother. With two young daughters and no husband, Isabelle finally finds happiness and a love that gives her a third child, a baby as happy as her beloved father. And yet, once again, life brings dramatic changes. The three girls grow up to be very different women, and Isabelle’s relationship with each of them is unique. One final turn of fate brings a past secret to light, bonds mother and daughters closer, and turns a challenge into a blessing.

Coming in April (and one in February from a new BSC author!)

REDEMPTIONRedemption, by David Baldacci.
Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown when he’s approached by a man whose name he instantly recognizes: Meryl Hawkins. He’s the first person Decker ever arrested for murder. Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn’t changed: He maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago? As he starts digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if he can put the pieces together quickly enough.

KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM CRYKiss the Girls and Make Them Cry, by Mary Higgins Clark.
When talented journalist Penelope “Casey” Harrison starts to research a piece about the #MeToo movement that includes an incident in her own life which she has been trying to put out of her mind for years, she does not realize that the young man who drugged and assaulted her at a fraternity house party in college is now a wealthy, powerful industrialist on the eve of a merger which will make him a billionaire–and who will do anything, even murder, to cover his tracks.

NEVER TELLNever Tell, by Lisa Gardner. Coming February, 2019.
Conrad Carter is dead in his home office, shot three times. His computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D. D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman–Evie Carter–from a case many years back. Evie’s father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. Flora Dane sees news of the murder on TV and immediately knows Carter’s face. She remembers a night when she was a hostage and her captor knew this man. Overcome with guilt that she never tracked him down, Flora is now determined to learn the truth of Conrad’s murder. But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case the truth is an elusive thing. As layer by layer they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, they wonder: How many secrets can one family have?

BEFORE SHE WAS FOUNDBefore She Was Found, by Heather Gudenkauf.
For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora–and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted–not even those closest to Cora.

THE A LISTThe A List, by Judith A. Jance.
Ten years ago, when Ali Reynolds’s high-profile newscaster life blew up on the West Coast, she went back home to Sedona, Arizona, to reinvent herself. Now while she’s living her new life, someone from her past comes asking for help. But will revisiting the past jeopardize her future?

TWO WEEKS : A NOVELTwo Weeks, by Karen Kingsbury.
Cole Blake, son of Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake, is months away from going off to college and taking the first steps towards his dream–a career in medicine. But as he starts his final semester of high school he meets Elise, who captures his heart from day one. Soon after the semester starts, Elise discovers she’s pregnant and Cole, in love for the first time, is determined to support her–even if it means skipping college, marrying her, and raising another man’s baby. Elise decides to place her baby up for adoption, but as the due date draws near, she becomes focused on one truth: she has two weeks to change her mind. Her decision changes everyone’s plans.

THE TINDERBOXThe Tinderbox, by Beverly Lewis.
On the day before her Amish parents’ twentieth wedding anniversary, nineteen-year-old Sylvia Miller stumbles across the key to the old brass tinderbox her father keeps in his Lancaster County watch repair shop. Piqued by curiosity, Sylvia unlocks the cherished heirloom, not realizing that what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy life. Can the Millers find a way forward through the turmoil to a place of forgiveness and acceptance?

FAR AND AWAYFar and Away, by Fern Michaels.
Ever since Sophie De Luca and her second husband Goebel moved into their new home, Sophie has sensed something a little . . . unusual. Old houses often contain items left behind from previous owners, but what remains here is a painful secret. Facing this past presents a special kind of challenge, but with three extraordinary friends by her side, Sophie is ready to confront a terrible wrong that occurred within the house decades ago. And, just maybe, each of the lifelong friends will get the chance to claim a sweet, surprising future chiming with wedding bells when the task is done . . .

MIRACLE AT ST. ANDREWSMiracle at St. Andrews, by James Patterson.
Though nobody has ever identified a single secret–no universally accepted truth–to the sport, every real player searches for one. Travis McKinley is one such seeker. A former professional golfer who feels like he’s an amateur at the rest of life, he makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. On the course where golf was born, every link, hole, fairway–even the gorse–feels like sacred ground. Ground that can help an ordinary player, an ordinary man, achieve a higher plane.

The 13-Minute Murder, by James Patterson.
DEAD MAN RUNNING: Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD cases–and his time is limited. Especially when he uncovers a plot to kill a presidential candidate. 113 MINUTES: Molly Rourke’s son has been murdered–and she knows who’s responsible. Now she’s taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother’s love. 13-MINUTE MURDER: He can kill anybody in just minutes–from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his beloved wife, Maria.

THE 18TH ABDUCTIONThe 18th Abduction, by James Patterson.
For a trio of women teachers, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue — until a body turns up.  To solve the School Night case, Lindsay Boxer turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas, as the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest. While Lindsay is investigating, her husband, Joe Molinari, meets an Eastern European woman who may have seen a notorious war criminal — long presumed dead — from her home country. Before Lindsay can verify the woman’s claims, Joe’s mystery informant joins the ranks of missing women. Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women’s Murder Club must pull together to protect their city, and one another, not from a ghost — but a true monster.

TRIPLE JEOPARDYTriple Jeopardy, by Anne Perry.
Young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat accused of a theft that may cover up a deadly crime. Daniel and scientist Miriam Croft travel to the Channel Islands to chase a fresh lead, and what began with a stolen necklace turns out to have implications in three far greater crimes–a triple jeopardy, including possible murder.

NEON PREYNeon Prey, by John Sandford. 
Clayton Deese looks like a small-time criminal, muscle for hire when his loan shark boss needs to teach someone a lesson. Now, seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Deese has skipped out on bail, and the U.S. Marshals come looking for him. Then, they step onto a dirt trail behind Deese’s rural Louisiana cabin and find a jungle full of graves. Now Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a serial killer who has been operating for years without notice. His quarry is ruthless, and–as Davenport will come to find–full of surprises . . .

What’s coming in March, 2019?

March is a big month for BSC releases! (There is a January and a February release thrown in as well.)

WOLF PACKWolf Pack, by C.J. Box.
Joe Pickett learns that a drone is killing wildlife–and the drone belongs to a rich mystery man whose son is dating Joe’s daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he’s asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious. Meanwhile, human bodies are piling up in and around Joe’s district. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack has arrived. Their target seems to be the mystery man and everyone–including Joe, Nate, and others–who is associated with him.

Forgiving Jar #2 - By: Wanda E. Brunstetter The Forgiving Jar, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming February, 2019.
When Sara Murray first meets her Amish grandparents, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be her. Sara can’t understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to forgive the imposter. Secrets and deceit seem to follow Sara, and she is tired of it. Soon she meets Brad Fuller who is visiting her grandparents for Christmas. She likes him a lot, but he seems to pull away from her, not being totally honest. Struggling, Sara finds an old canning jar hidden in the barn that is full of encouraging prayers. Can Sara find a way to forgive the past and move on to building new relationships?

COURTING MR. EMERSONCourting Mr. Emerson, by Melody Carlson.
When the fun-loving and spontaneous artist Willow West meets buttoned-up, retired English teacher George Emerson, it’s not exactly love at first sight, but she does find him intriguing. Making it her mission to get him to loosen up and embrace life, she embarks on what seems like a lost cause–and finds herself falling for him in the process.

 

RUN AWAYRun Away, by Harlan Coben.
You’ve lost your daughter. She’s addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. She’s living on the edge, and clearly in trouble. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs, and you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. In order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on.

CELTIC EMPIRECeltic Empire, by Clive Cussler.
During what was supposed to be a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery, one that will lead him across the world and which will threaten everyone and everything he knows–most importantly, his own family. Pitt travels to Scotland in search of answers about the spread of an unknown disease and the bioremediation company that may be behind it. Meanwhile, his son and daughter face a threat of their own when the discoveries they have made in an Egyptian tomb put killers on their trail. These seemingly unrelated riddles come together on the isles of Ireland, where only the Pitts can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.

MURDER, MY LOVEMurder, My Love, by Max Allan Collins.
Hammer is summoned to a meeting with Jamie Winters, United States Senator from New York, and Jamie’s lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator’s career. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realizes there is more to this case than just a salacious tape.

THE LAST SECONDThe Last Second, by Catherine Coulter.
Galactus, France’s answer to SpaceX, has just launched a communications satellite into orbit, but the payload harbors a frightening weapon: a nuclear-triggered electromagnetic pulse. When the satellite is in position, Galactus’s second-in-command, Dr. Nevaeh Patel, will have the power to lay waste to the world with an EMP that will wreak havoc on communication and electronic systems on earth. A former astronaut, Patel believes she is following the directions of the Numen, aliens who saved her life when she space-walked outside the International Space Station. She is convinced that with the Holy Grail, just discovered by the owner of Galactus, she can be reunited with the Numen, change the world’s destiny, and become immortal with them.

THE MARKThe Big Kahuna, by Janet Evanovich.
Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O’Hare always plays by the rules. Charming Con Man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. They’re working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can’t touch. Next on the docket: The disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire known as the Big Kahuna. They’ve been assigned to find him but no one seems keen on helping. The only lead they have is the Kahuna’s drop-out son, who’s living the dream in Hawaii. Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the surfer community of Paia, Maui. Living a laid back, hippy-dippy lifestyle isn’t exactly in Kate’s wheelhouse, and if they don’t catch a break soon, waves aren’t the only thing she’s going to be shredding.

CEMETERY ROADCemetery Road, by Greg Iles.
When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol–and perhaps even to Washington.

DARK TRIBUTEDark Tribute, by Iris Johansen.
Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. But the carefully constructed world Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man trying to settle a score against her family, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger. Now, Cara will have to use every instinct she has to stay one step ahead, or else she’ll pay the deadly tribute of her family’s dark past.

THE PERFECT ALIBIThe Perfect Alibi, by Phillip Margolin.
Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and she is representing a young woman in a civil suit against a prominent local college athlete who is accused of her rape. At the same time, another client is up on a murder charge–one that should be dismissed as self-defense–but the D.A. trying the case is determined to bring it to trial. Now she has to mastermind two impossible cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them.

DEEP HARBORDeep Harbor, by Fern Michaels.
When Carol Ann “CJ” Jansen lost her beloved older brother, Kick, in a boating accident, she came adrift. Kick had taken on the role of caring for his little sister after their parents were killed in a car crash. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure-yet needing a purpose. Fearing her life may be in jeopardy due to a corrupt boss, she moves to a small New England town for her own protection. Her blossoming friendship with the owner of a charter fishing boat offers the promise of much more. But before she can claim happiness, CJ must navigate a course through all her doubts and fears, and trust that this time, the water that took so much from her might just lead her safely home . . .

THE CHEFThe Chef, by James Patterson.
In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty–as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local.

THE CORNWALLS ARE GONEThe Cornwalls are Gone, by James Patterson.
In her career as an Army intelligence officer, Captain Amy Cornwall has seen haunting sights half a world away. None compare to the chilling scene at her Virginia home. It is empty. A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in forty-eight hours, or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter are dead. Now, and in open defiance of Army Command, Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. To succeed, she must discover not only who dispatched her on this mission, but why. Without her family, she’s dead anyway.

THE FIRST LADYThe First Lady, by James Patterson.
Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn’t have predicted that she’d be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady–with strict orders to keep it a secret. The First Lady’s absence comes in the wake of the public revelation of the president’s affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady’s finger.

Under the midnight sunUnder the Midnight Sun, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2019.
Tayler Hale, one of the first women naturalists, has always loved adventure and the great outdoors, and her remote job location also helps keep her away from the clutches of the man to whom she once made a foolish promise. It seems she must keep running, however, and in secret, her boss from Yellowstone arranges for a new job . . . in Alaska. The popular Curry Hotel continues to thrive in 1929 as more visitors come to Alaska and venture into the massive national park surrounding Denali. Recent graduate Thomas Smith has returned to the hotel and the people he considers family. When Tayler comes to fill the open position and he must work with her, everything becomes complicated. The summer brings unexpected guests and trouble to Curry. With his reputation at stake, will Thomas be able to protect Tayler from the danger that follows?

WHEN YOU ARE NEARWhen You Are Near, by Tracie Peterson.
After her father’s death, Lizzy Brookstone, the star trick rider of the all-female Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza, takes over management of the traveling show. In her new role, she has to work with both Wesley DeShazer, the man who once broke her heart, and Jason Adler, her financial partner. Soon, she finds herself torn between the two men. As her life and the lives of two other troubled women become intertwined,  Lizzy strives to hold the show together. Can she keep the Brookstone Extravaganza alive without losing the desire of her heart?

THE FIFTH DOCTRINEThe Fifth Doctrine, by Karen Robards.
It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca, but now that they have, it’s far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there’s an offer on the table that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free. All she has to do is run one last mission–the kind she might never return from. If she wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it’s not like she has a choice. An intelligence operation is already under way in North Korea, one that’s poised to end the country’s existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US need one of their own to go undercover as the hacker who recently stole intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. After everything she’s seen, Bianca knows feeding fake information directly into the belly of the beast is about as dangerous as it gets. If Bianca has to go down, she’s gonna go down swinging…

THE PERSIAN GAMBLEThe Persian Gamble, by Joel C. Rosenberg.
Shot out of the air in enemy territory in the middle of the greatest international crisis since the end of the Cold War, former U.S. Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker finds himself facing an impossible task. Not only does he have to elude detection and capture by Russian special forces, but he must convince his own government to grant safe harbor to the one man responsible for the global mayhem–Russian double agent and assassin Oleg Kraskin. Can they find a way to stop world destruction?

SILENT NIGHTSilent Night, by Danielle Steel.
Once famous, outgoing, and charismatic, Emma is now a shadow of her former self–without speech, without memory, lost and terrified. But with her aunt Whitney’s help, along with a team of caregivers and doctors, Emma begins to find her way, starting her young life all over again–and changing the lives of everyone around her.

 

WILD CARDWild Card, by Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington and his latest paramour are enjoying a peaceful country retreat when their idyll is broken by an unwelcome stranger. He was sent by an enemy, someone who’d be happy to silence Stone and all his collaborators for good . . . only it’s soon clear that Stone is not an easy man to target. With the country’s future in the balance, Stone will need to muster all his savvy and daring to defeat this rival once and for all.

Beyond the Bestsellers

Looking for new authors? Or new movies to watch? The Scott County Library System staff has put out staff picks — the best of 2018. Find something good to read, watch or listen to today! (Our list will download as a PDF).

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New Authors Added to the BSC

We are adding six new, popular authors to the Bestseller Club:

Jennifer Chiaverini
Lisa Gardner
Elin Hilderbrand
William Kent Krueger
B.A. Paris
Karin Slaughter

Update your forms to add these authors today. Paper forms are available at all branches.

Unfortunately, due to the irregularity of their publishing and publication dates that keep moving into the future, we are removing a few authors from the BSC as well:

Nevada Barr
Carol Higgins Clark
Diane Mott Davidson
Jack Higgins.

The library will still purchase any new titles by these authors, but automatic holds will not be placed for BSC members.

New Releases for February, 2019

A Justified Murder, by Jude Deveraux.
Lachlan, Florida, was rocked last year when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Sara Medlar, her niece Kate, and Jack Wyatt found themselves at the center of the mystery, working to reveal the truth behind a decades-old secret in the small town. They vowed to never again involve themselves in something so dangerous–until Janet Beeson is murdered. They are determined to leave this case to the professionals, but people are eager to tell their stories and clear their names with the trio who solved the Morris murders. Even the sheriff is hoping they’ll help. And once the town gets talking, they begin to see that there are more secrets buried in quiet Lachlan than anyone could have imagined…

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder, by Joanne Fluke.
When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery-not the scandal surrounding her personal life. But that’s practically impossible with a visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene in her condo for her mother Delores’s penthouse, Hannah and an old flame team up to solve a case that’s messier than an upended chocolate cream pie.

The Wedding Guest, by Jonathan Kellerman.
LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a fine homicide detective, but when he needs to get into the mind of a killer, he leans on the expertise of his best friend, psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. Summoned to a run-down former strip joint, Delaware and Sturgis find themselves crashing a wild Saints and Sinners-themed wedding reception where a bridesmaid has discovered the body of a young woman. What’s missing is any identification, or a single party goer who recognizes the victim. Delaware and Sturgis have a hundred guests to question, and a sneaking suspicion that the motive for murder is personal. The party’s over–and the hunt for whoever killed it is on.

California Girls, by Susan Mallery.
Finola, a popular LA morning show host, is famously upbeat until she’s blindsided on live TV by news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation. She’s desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal. Zennie’s breakup is no big loss. Although the world insists she pair up, she’d rather be surfing. So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer, except, being pregnant is a lot lonelier–and more complicated–than she imagined. Ali is used to being overlooked, but when her fiancé sends his disapproving brother to call off the wedding, it’s a new low. And yet Daniel continues to turn up “for support,” making Ali wonder if maybe–for once–someone sees her in a way no one ever has. These sisters will start over and rebuild their lives with affection, charm and laugh-out-loud humor.

Killer Instinct, by James Patterson.
The murder of an Ivy League professor pulls Dr. Dylan Reinhart out of his ivory tower and onto the streets of New York, where he reunited with his old partner, Detective Elizabeth Needham. As the worst act of terror since 9/11 strikes the city, a name on the casualty list rocks Dylan’s world. Is his secret past about to be brought to light? Dylan literally wrote the book on the psychology of murder, and he and Elizabeth have solved cases that have baffled conventional detectives. But the sociopath they’re facing this time is the opposite of a textbook case. There’s no time to study for the test he’s about to give them. And if they fail, they die.


Connections in Death, by J. D. Robb.
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads–and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For help they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering–whose brother Lyle pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support. But when Lyle is found dead with a syringe in his lap, Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. Eve and Roarke both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances…