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New Books for December 2023

These books and more will be arriving at the Library in December 2023.

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Barbara Taylor Bradford, The Wonder of It All


The Wonder of It All / Barbara Taylor Bradford

Self-made James Falconer returns from World War I wounded in body and soul. He seeks reconciliation with both old flame Georgiana Ward and estranged daughter Leonie.

Kate Christensen, Welcome Home Stranger


Welcome Home, Stranger / Kate Christensen

A brilliant journalist grieving the loss of her difficult mother while attempting peace with those she left behind: a resentful sister and an ex-lover.

Robin Cook, Manner of Death


Manner of Death / Robin Cook

A pathology student arrives on the autopsy table, apparently a suicide, and Laurie is guilt-ridden until her medical examiner husband determines that this death could be murder.

The Other Mothers, Katherine Faulkner


The Other Mothers / Katherine Faulkner

A fresh and deftly paced thriller about murder, class, and motherhood in an exclusive London community.

Five Bad Deeds, Caz Frear


Five Bad Deeds / Caz Frear

A gripping tale of revenge, loyalty, and the secrets hidden between the walls of the most beautiful home in town.

Orbital, A Novel, Samantha Harvey


Orbital / Samantha Harvey

The lives of six men and women converge in an unusual place: a space station circling Earth in one of its last missions before the program is dismantled.


The Engagement Party / Darby Kane

A gripping and twisty thriller set on a private island in Maine where secrets piled upon secrets and lies upon lies are all revealed in one fateful weekend.

Yours For the Taking, Gabrielle Korn


Yours for the Taking / Gabrielle Korn

Living in 2050 Brooklyn, Ava and her girlfriend can only hope they’re accepted by the Inside Project, an invitation-only series of weather-controlled, city-sized structures worldwide.

The Weekend Retreat, Tara Laskowski


The Weekend Retreat / Tara Laskowski

A wealthy family’s vacation at their lush winery estate becomes a weekend to kill for.

The Frozen River, Ariel Lawhon


The Frozen River / Ariel Lawhon

A gripping historical mystery inspired by the life and diary of Martha Ballard, a renowned 18th-century midwife who investigates a shocking murder.

The Wildest Sun, Asha Lemmie


The Wildest Sun / Asha Lemmie

A determined young woman searches for the larger-than-life literary figure she believes to be her father.

The Fourth Rule, Jeff Lindsay


The Fourth Rule / Jeff Lindsay

A relentlessly suspenseful and delicious escapist thriller that will leave you shocked, breathless, and endlessly entertained.

Two Dead Wives, Adele Parks


Two Dead Wives / Adele Parks

Somewhere in England, a bigamist has gone missing, and her two husbands are suspected of a murder that can’t be proved without a body.

Rebecca, Not Becky, Christine Platt and Catherine Wiggins Greene


Rebecca, Not Becky / Platt & Greene

About two upper-class stay-at-home mothers—one white, one Black—living in a “perfect” suburb that explores motherhood, friendship, and the true meaning of sisterhood.

Flores and Miss Paula, Melissa Rivero


Flores and Miss Paula / Melissa Rivero

A wry, tender novel about a Peruvian immigrant mother and a millennial daughter who have one final chance to find common ground.

Here In the Dark, Alexis Soloski


Here in the Dark / Alexis Soloski

A dark and stylish novel of psychological suspense about a young theater critic drawn into a dangerous game that blurs the lines between reality and performance.

The Curse of Penryth Hall, Jess Armstrong


The Curse of Penryth Hall / Jess Armstrong

An atmospheric gothic mystery that beautifully brings the ancient Cornish countryside to life.

What Really Happens in Vegas, James Patterson and Mark Seal

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What Really Happens in Vegas / James Patterson

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—until now. James Patterson shows the real Vegas in a dazzling journey through stories of excess, drama, and hope.

The Lost Tomb, Douglas Preston

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The Lost Tomb / Douglas Preston

Presents jaw-dropping true stories of Egyptian burial chambers, prehistoric ruins, pirate treasure, bizarre crimes, and more.

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