New Adult Fiction
The adversary : a novel
Crummey, Michael, 1965- author
In an isolated outport on Newfoundland's northern coastline, a ruthless act of sabotage is the opening salvo in a battle between a man and the woman who owns Mockbeggar's largest mercantile firms, each fighting for the scarce resources of the north Atlantic fishery, each seeking a measure of revenge on the person they despise most in the world. As their unshakeable animosity spirals further into vendettas and violence, the community is increasingly divided with devastating consequences.
The armor of light
Follett, Ken, author
"The Spinning Jenny was invented in 1770, and with that, a new era of manufacturing and industry changed lives everywhere within a generation. A world filled with unrest wrestles for control over this new world order: A mother's husband is killed in a work accident due to negligence; a young woman fights to fund her school for impoverished children; a well-intentioned young man unexpectedly inherits a failing business; one man ruthlessly protects his wealth no matter the cost, all the while war cries are heard from France, as Napoleon sets forth a violent master plan to become emperor of the world. As institutions are challenged and toppled in unprecedented fashion, ripples of change ricochet through our characters' lives as they are left to reckon with the future and a world they must rebuild from the ashes of war" -- Provided by publisher.
The breakaway : a novel
Weiner, Jennifer, author
While leading a group bike trip from NYC to Niagara Falls, newly-engaged 34-year-old Abby Stern encounters Sebastian, the one-night stand she never thought she'd see again, and, determined to keep him at arm's length over the next two weeks, finds her certainties about herself and the nature of love challenged.
The fragile threads of power
Schwab, Victoria, author
Once, there were four worlds, each pulsing with fantastical power and connected by a single city: London. Until the magic grew too fast and forced the worlds to seal the doors between them in a desperate gamble to protect their own. The few magicians who could still open the doors grew more rare as time passed and now, only three Antari are known in recent memory. Amidst this tapestry of old friends and new enemies, a girl with an unusual magical ability comes into possession of a device that could change the fate of all four worlds.
The ghost illusion
Martin, Kat, author
Eve St. Clair desperately needs help sorting reality from her fearful imaginings when ghostly voices seem to haunt the Victorian house in Sunderland, England, that she inherited. Since the deaths of his wife and daughter, Seattle billionaire Ransom King has devoted himself to researching parapsychology and debunking the frauds who prey upon the bereaved. King senses a very real danger stalking the beautiful divorc©♭e. As his interest in her case turns deeply personal, he will move heaven and earth to uncover the truth - no matter how shocking - and save the woman he loves.
The girl in the eagle's talons
Smirnoff, Karin, 1964- author
Mikael Blomkvis has seen better days. Millennium magazine is in its final print issue, and relations with his daughter are strained. There are troubling rumours surrounding the man Mikael Blomkvist's daughter is about to marry. When the truth behind the whispers explodes into violence, Salander emerges as Blomkvist's last hope.
The housekeepers : a novel
Hay, Alex (Writer), author
Born into a world of con artists and thieves, Mrs. King has made herself respectable, running the grandest home in Mayfair. The place is packed with treasures, a glittering symbol of wealth and power, but dark secrets lurk in the shadows. When Mrs. King is suddenly dismissed from her position, she recruits an eclectic group of women to join her in revenge. The plan: on the night of the house's highly anticipated costume ball, they will rob it of its every possession. But there's one thing Mrs. King wants even more than money: the truth. And she'll run any risk to get it.
McFadden, Freida, author
Every day I clean the Winchesters' beautiful house top to bottom. I pick up their daughter from school. And I cook a delicious meal for the whole family before heading up to eat alone in my tiny room on the top floor. I try to ignore how Nina makes a mess just to watch me clean it up. How she tells strange lies about her own daughter. And how her husband, Andrew, seems more broken every day. But as I look into Andrew's handsome brown eyes, so full of pain, it's hard not to imagine what it would be like to live Nina's life. The walk-in closet, the fancy car, the perfect husband... I try on one of Nina's pristine white dresses once. Just to see what it's like. But she soon finds out... and by the time I realize my attic bedroom door only locks from the outside, it's far too late. But I reassure myself: the Winchesters don't know who I really am. They don't know what I'm capable of...
Land of milk and honey
Zhang, C Pam, author
A smog has spread. Food crops are rapidly disappearing. A chef escapes her dying career in a dreary city to take a job at a decadent, mountaintop colony seemingly free of the world's troubles. There, the sky is clear again. Rare ingredients abound. Her enigmatic employer and his visionary daughter have built a lush new life for the global elite, one that reawakens the chef to the pleasures of taste, touch, and her own body. Soon she is pushed to the centre of a startling attempt to reshape the world far beyond the plate. Author of "How Much of These Hills Is Gold."
Eskens, Allen, 1963- author.
Minnesota law professor and Innocence Project volunteer Boady Sanden has been caring for Emma Pruitt, the daughter of his college friend, Ben, since the public defender was gunned down by police four years ago while facing charges for killing his wife. One afternoon, Ruth Matthews brings her brother Elijah's file to Boady at the Innocence Project: Elijah has been convicted of brutally murdering pastor Jalen Bale, but Ruth's certain he's innocent. She buttresses her claim with a photo, never presented in Elijah's trial, that clearly shows him at a magic show at the exact moment of Bale's murder. Then a bomb drops: Elijah was Ben's last case before he died, and--having recommended that Ben become a public defender--Boady feels responsible for clearing Elijah's name. Meanwhile, Emma's aunt convinces the teen that Boady and his wife are covering up information about the deaths of her parents and leverages that claim for custody.
Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- author
The Tower of London. Impenetrable. Well protected. Secure. Home to the most valuable jewels on earth. But once a year, the Metropolitan Police must transport the Crown Jewels across London. For decades, the elite squad at Scotland Yard have been in charge of the operation. But this year, everything is about to change. Because a master criminal has set his sights on pulling off the most outrageous theft in history - and with a man on the inside, the odds are in his favour. Unless the team can stop him before it's too late.
The wake-up call
O'Leary, Beth, author
It's the busiest season of the year, and Forest Manor Hotel is quite literally falling apart. So when Izzy and Lucas are given the same shift on the hotel's front desk, they have no choice but to put their differences aside and see it through. When Izzy returns a guest's lost wedding ring, the reward convinces management that this might be the way to fix everything. With four rings still sitting in the lost and found, the race is on for Izzy and Lucas to save their beloved hotel - and their jobs.