New Books 7/24/17

Shelf of new books

Ever read a book that was so good you wish you could find another one just like it?  If you felt that way about The Girl on a Train you might want to check out The Marsh King’s Daughter  or The Secrets She Keeps.  According to the publishers of these books, they offer the same mesmerizing psychological suspense.  Also, Final Girls was compared to Gone Girl by its publisher.


Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
Leia discovers she is pregnant with a biracial child but before she can tell her conventional Southern family, her grandmother slips into dementia and Leia discovers that the elderly woman has been hiding a secret linked to the Civil War.

Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs
Discussing motherhood, marriage, friendship, and the legacy of her great-great-great grandfather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, the author, who has been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, explores what makes a meaningful life when one has limited time.

Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo
When an Amish man convicted for murdering his wife eight years earlier escapes and abducts his five children, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder races to the scene, only to be ambushed by the man, who implores her to prove his innocence.

Final Girls by Riley Sager
Emerging a lone survivor of a serial killer’s massacre a decade earlier, a former college student struggles to ignore traumatic memories and move on as one of a group of other survivors who look to her for answers when one of them is found dead in a suspicious suicide.

House of Spies by Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon heads to France in search of the shadowy ISIS mastermind known as Saladin and finds unlikely partners in his pursuit in former fashion model Olivia Watson and wealthy drug lord Jean-Luc Martel.

Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais
Growing up living parallel but very different lives built on apartheid in 1970s Johannesburg, a white girl from a secure family and a Xhosa widow in a rural village meet by chance in the wake of the Soweto Uprising, during which the girl’s parents are killed and the widow’s daughter goes missing.

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
A woman whose birth occurred as a result of her teen mother’s abduction and imprisonment in an isolated marshland cabin risks the adult family that does not know her past when she uses survival skills honed in childhood to track down her murderous father.

Portrait Revolution by Julia Kay
Based on the popular international collaborative art project, this guide to creating portraiture in multiple mediums and styles teams hundreds of portraits with tips and insights on the artistic process.

Potted: Make Your Own Stylish Garden Containers  by Annette Goliti Gutierrez
Gutierrez and Gray, who own a garden lifestyle boutique, offer a guide to making stylish garden containers from affordable, everyday materials like concrete, plastic, metal, terracotta, rope, driftwood, and fabric.

Rediscovering Americanism by Mark R. Levin
The conservative talk-radio host and president of the Landmark Legal foundation shares a new collection of critical insights and political recommendations in the vein of such best-selling books as Ameritopia and The Liberty Amendments.

Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham
A seemingly chance friendship between a parenting blogger and an unmarried grocery store clerk, both of whom are expecting babies the same month, is shattered by obsession, terrible secrets, and a shocking kidnapping plot.

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
A collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe stars beloved character Jamie Fraser and includes two previously unpublished stories, including “Besieged,” a tale about Lord John Grey and “A Fugitive Green,” centering on John’s brother, Hal Grey.

Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
Rendered a single parent by his ex’s accidental death, a former Navy SEAL moves to San Diego to start over only to see his daughter associating with a bad crowd before going missing, a situation that leads to a frantic search and a promising romance with a resourceful neighbor.

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
Sunday Night, a woman whose secret past has left her with scars and a killer instinct, helps a wealthy woman whose teenaged granddaughter has been missing since the day of a bombing near a Jewish school.

Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki
An idealistic young lawyer, a nobleman’s son eager to shed his life of privilege, and an independence-seeking widow become inextricably linked in post-Revolution Paris, where violence and instability threaten to undo the uprising’s progress.

You’re the Only One I Can Tell by Deborah Tannen
The critically acclaimed linguistics professor and author of You Just Don’t Understand decodes the conversational styles of female friends to explain how language contributes to the crucial bonds between women as expressed through casual chats, private confidences and social media exchanges.