New audio books available at the Taylor Community Library.
“Genuine Fraud” by E. Lockhart
Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook and a cheat; and Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. One is a girl who refused to bend to the people and their demands and one is a person who refuses to revert to her former self. Theirs is an intense friendship. Throw in a disappearance, a murder or two, some romance and of course chocolate and you have this novel.
“The Honored Society” by Michael Gambino
Michael D’Angelo had been groomed for success in the world of crime. He became a “made man” at the age of eighteen as he rose through the ranks to take on the role of his ruthless, ambitious father. Is he destined to head the D’Angelo family and their empire or setting himself up for the ultimate failure?
“A Delicate Touch” by Stuart Woods
When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems too easy. Nothing is ever this easy or is it? She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with the knowledge to solve a puzzle. Now the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried. Barrington is caught between a rock and a hard place, his only options are either to play it safe to the detriment of others, or to see justice done and risk fatal exposure. When it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner so he may as well throw caution to the wind.
“Vengeance Road” by Christine Feehan
Breezy Simmons was born into a ruthless motorcycle club and now that she’s out, she’s never going back again. When her past catches up with her, Breezy must go to Sea Haven to seek out the man who almost destroyed her. The man who chose his club over her and left her feeling used and alone.
Steele is ride-or-die for the biker brothers he lived through hell with. He never thought keeping Breezy, safe would mean driving her away with cruel words. Now, Steele won’t let her walk away twice. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep Breezy in his life again. Especially when he learns the real reason she came to him for help, and that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined.
“The Chalk Man” by C.J. Tudor
Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. Then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same.
Now 30 years later Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he’s put his past behind him. Then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank, until one of them turns up dead. That’s when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago. Can he do it or will he be too late?
“Die Me a River” by Denise Swanson
School psychologist Skye Denison-Boyd had hoped that her maternity leave would be at least a little relaxing, but when she and her husband, Wally, meet with the priest to discuss their newborn twins’ christening, an explosion at the nearby bowling alley rocks the rectory. After the smoke has cleared and the rubble is being removed a gruesome discovery is made, there was a body inside. As police chief, Wally’s investigation seems to indicate that foul play is afoot again in Scumble River, and Skye can’t help but do a bit of her own sleuthing. As the clues come fast and furious, Skye finds herself wondering if this could be the puzzle that stumps her for good.
“Look Alive Twenty-Five” by Janet Evanovich
There’s nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that’s been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it’s a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they’d better figure out what’s going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.
“Fact & Fears: Hard Truths from a Real Life in Intelligence” by James R. Clapper
When he stepped down in January 2017 as the United States director of national intelligence, James Clapper had been in this position longer than any of his predecessors combined. He led the U.S. intelligence community through a period that included the raid on Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, the leaks of Edward Snowden, and Russia’s influence operation during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Now Clapper traces his career through the growing threat of cyberattacks, his relationships with presidents and Congress, and the truth about Russia’s role in the presidential election. He describes, in the wake of Snowden and WikiLeaks, his efforts to make intelligence more transparent and to push back against the suspicion that Americans’ private lives are subject to surveillance. Clapper offers a privileged look inside the U.S. intelligence community and addresses some of the most difficult challenges in our nation’s history.
“Little French Bistro” by Nina George
Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany. Here she meets colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life’s small moments. As the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it’s never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along.
“Unsub” by Meg Gardiner
Caitlin Hendrix is a new Narcotics detective when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB (unknown subject) the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator on the case. The Prophet’s cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack’s failure to solve the series of ritualized murders, eleven seemingly unconnected victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their flesh, was the final nail in the coffin for a once promising career. Twenty years later, two bodies are found bearing the haunting signature of the Prophet. Caitlin Hendrix has never escaped the shadow of her father’s failure to protect their city. Now this madman is killing again and has set his sights on her, threatening to undermine the fragile barrier she rigidly maintains for her own protection, between relentless pursuit and dangerous obsession. Determined to decipher his twisted messages and stop the killings, Caitlin ignores her father’s warnings as she draws closer to the killer with each new gruesome murder. Is it a copycat, or can this really be the same Prophet who haunted her childhood? Will Caitlin avoid repeating her father’s mistakes and redeem her family name, or will chasing the Prophet destroy her and everyone she loves?