New Items at the Library
House of Spies is book 17 of The Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva. This story is about suspense and revenge. Daniel Silva’s bestseller, The Black Widow, was one of 2016’s biggest novels and now in House of Spies, Gabriel Allon is back and out for vengeance. He is determined to track down the world’s most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind by the name of Saladin.
Shortly after the horrifying 9/11 attack on American homeland, terrorists leave a trail of devastation through London’s West End. The attack is planned brilliantly except for one loose thread.
Faithful by Alice Hoffman is a story about love, friendship, and heartache. Shelby Richmond is driving with her best friend, Helene, when they get into a horrific car accident leaving Shelby hurt and Helene dead. Shelby barely exists, after a traumatic stay in a mental institution and two years living in her parent’s basement doing little but watching game shows, self medicating, harming herself and shaving her head. Despite the loving care of her desperate mother, who searches the neighborhood for her at night while Shelby hides, it initially seems impossible that Shelby can get past her guilt of surviving. Can she get past this devastation of loosing a friend and the guilt of having to move on without her? How?
Louise Penny’s book Glass Houses is book 13 in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. Inspector Gamache, is promoted to Chief Superintendent, and is attending an event at Three Pines and stumbles upon a mysterious figure. Being curious at first, then cautious, the figure stands suspiciously in the rain staring ahead.
Gamache senses this person has deep roots and a dark purpose. Without showing fear, he can only watch and wait to see. But when the figure vanishes overnight, and a body is discovered, it leaves Gamache to figure out the cause and reasoning. Months later, the trial for the accused begins and Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion months prior, from which there is no going back. More than the accused are on trial, Gamache’s own conscience is being questioned.
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware, a thriller is about 2 friends named Nora and Clare who haven’t seen each other in ten years. Not since Nora walked out of her old life and never looked back. Until, unexpectedly, an invitation to Clare’s bachelorette party arrives. A weekend in a remote cottage seems like the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect with her best friend, but something goes wrong. Very wrong. And as secrets and lies unravel, out in the dark, dark wood the past finally catches up with Nora.