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New Materials To Give You Thrills
Dear Child by Romy Hausmann -- Psychological Suspense

She says her name is Lena. Lena, who disappeared without a trace 14 years prior. She fits the profile. She has the distinctive scar. But her family swears that she isn’t their Lena.

The little girl who escaped the woods with her knows things she isn’t sharing, and Lena’s devastated father is trying to piece together details that don’t quite fit. Lena is desperate to begin again, but something tells her that her tormentor still wants to get back what belongs to him…and that she may not be able to truly escape until the whole truth about what happened in the woods finally emerges.
And Now She's Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall -- Mystery

Isabel Lincoln is gone. But is she missing?

It’s up to Grayson Sykes to find her. Although she is reluctant to track down a woman who may not want to be found, Gray’s search for Isabel Lincoln becomes more complicated and dangerous with every new revelation about the woman’s secrets and the truth she’s hidden from her friends and family.

Featuring two complicated women in a dangerous cat and mouse game, this book explores the nature of secrets — and how violence and fear can lead you to abandon everything in order to survive.
The Less Dead by Denise Mina -- Mystery
 
Dr. Margo Dunlop is at a crossroads. Her adoptive mom just passed away, and Margo misses her so much she can't begin to empty the house-or, it seems, get her brother on the phone. Not to mention she's newly single, secretly pregnant, and worried about her best friend's dangerous relationship. In an effort to cheer herself up she goes in search of her birth mother. Instead she finds Nikki, her mother's sister. Aunt Nikki isn't what Margo expects, and she brings upsetting news: Margo's mother is dead. Worse, she was murdered years ago, and her killer is still at large-and sending Nikki threatening letters.

Margo is torn. Should she stay out of this mess, or try to find justice? But then Margo receives a letter, too. Someone out there has been waiting and watching, and in Margo sees the spitting image of her mother...
To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan -- Psychological Suspense

Lucy Harper’s talent for writing bestselling novels has given her fame, fortune and millions of fans. It’s also given her Dan, her needy, jealous husband whose own writing career has gone precisely nowhere.
Now Dan has vanished. But this isn’t the first time that someone has disappeared from Lucy’s life. Three decades ago, her little brother Teddy also went missing and was never found. Lucy, the only witness, helplessly spun fantasy after fantasy about Teddy’s disappearance, to the detectives’ fury and her parents’ despair. That was the start of her ability to tell a story—a talent she has profited from greatly. 

But now Lucy’s a grown woman who can’t hide behind fiction any longer. The world is watching, and her whole life is under intense scrutiny. A life full of stories, some more believable than others. Could she have hurt Teddy? Did she kill Dan? Finally, now, Lucy Harper’s going to tell the truth. Cross her heart. And hope to die.

Featured Recommendations
May We Suggest...
Lisa Powell Williams, Adult and Young Adult Services Coordinator, recommends reading The Girl in the Castle (and the rest of the trilogy) by Santa Montefiore.

She liked this book because she enjoys family sagas and Irish historical fiction from the turn of the 20th century. She also enjoyed the bit of magical realism that highlighted Irish folklore and mysticism. The trilogy is a great way to escape and travel through books!
Kim Schimmel, Library Associate in the Cataloging and Acquisitions Department, recommends reading Just Like You by Nick Hornby.

She liked the book because it's a sweet and funny unexpected love story that bounces between a few different time periods in the character's life. She even got some real LOLs out of it!
Deborah Shippy, Cataloging and Acquisitions Coordinator, recommends reading Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas.

She really likes this Lady Sherlock series about Charlotte Holmes who has to pretend to be her brother in order to make a living in Victorian England. The series features sharp & witty writing.
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