The Red Scarf
4 star pulp fiction/noir
From one of the masters of noir comes perhaps his most compelling novel. Roy Nichols is trying to make a go of running a motel with his wife, but forces are conspiring against them.
kiDNApped (A Tara Shores Thriller)
4+ star thriller
A priceless biotechnology, an FBI agent, and an unspeakable act of familial betrayal collide in a tropical kidnapping more twisted than a DNA double helix.
Oogie Boogie Central
M. Stephen Lukac
5 star horror
Footsteps echo in the darkness. We know not the passengers they carry. We cannot recognize their power, alleviate their burden, or understand their pain. We can never comprehend their sorrow, ease their loneliness, or experience their fear. The Gatherers and Hunters walk among us.
The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis
4+ star historical fiction
Nearly everything important in twelve-year-old Gabriella’s life that summer of 1957 can be traced to the river. On the North Carolina military base where she lives, she meets the African-American Marine Hawkins by the river’s brown-green water. When her father, the general, treats her as if she doesn’t exist, Gabriella’s determined to show him she’s good at something: she’ll learn to swim. And it’s the river with its mysterious worlds that leads to her mother, even though she doesn’t want to be found.
Dust in the Wind
4 star YA literary fiction/post apocalypse
Ross Willis was just a normal teen living in Los Angeles, until nuclear bombs are dropped by an enemy country across the United States.
Falling for Rain
Janice Kirk (Author), Gina Buonaguro (Author)
4+ star contemporary romance
When Emily was eighteen, her mother died in a farm accident. Devastated, Emily vowed never to suffer the loss of love again. She fled to Toronto and transformed herself from a farm girl into a sophisticated businesswoman. Now, ten years later, Emily is back to sell the family farm and put her past behind her forever. However, she didn’t count on finding Ray Storm.
The Cemetery Vote
5 star contemporary fiction
Sex, drugs and election fraud: Jace Kingman, a drug dealer, is recruited to round up Latino day laborers and take them to the polls on Election Day.
Far Horizons (The Emigrants Trilogy)
5 star historical romance
The Highlands of Scotland, 1819: On the eve of his departure for the New World, Allan MacDougall asks his beloved Harriet to wait for his return, when he will be established and able to marry her. When his father discovers his intent he insists it is dishonourable, and so Allan must free Harriet from her promise even as he vows to remain faithful himself.