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December 2018

The Man She Married By Cathy Lamb

Summary:
Trapped in a coma but aware of everything around her, Natalie reflects on the happy marriage she shared with her husband, who she realizes is hiding a dangerous secret.

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December 2018

The Dinner List By Rebecca Serle

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In a novel imbued with magical realism, Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner in NYC to find at the table not just her best friend, but also her favorite professor from college; her father;
her ex-fiance, Tobias; and Audrey Hepburn.

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December 2018

Bring Me Back By B.A. Paris

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A decade after a man's wife disappears without a trace, his new fiancée makes a discovery that raises questions about what happened and whether his first wife
may still be alive. 

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December 2018

The Woman in the Window By A.J. Finn

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After the Russells move in next door, Anna Fox, a recluse, finds her world crumbling when she witnesses something she shouldn't.

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December 2018

Devil’s Day By Andrew Michael Hurley

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John Pentecost returns to his family farm each autumn to gather the sheep down from the moors, but this year his grandfather has died, and with him the village's protection from the Devil.

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December 2018

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse By Alexander McCall Smith

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A heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set during WW II traces the intersection of a British farm girl, an American pilot and a German soldier who are brought
together by an adorable border collie.

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December 2018

My Italian Bulldozer By Alexander McCall Smith

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Visiting an Italian town finish his overdue cookbook, a writer endures setbacks that leave him stranded at the airport triggering a madcap series of adventures on the Tuscan countryside.

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December 2018

Reservoir 13 By Jon McGregor

Summary:
Midwinter in an English village.
A teenage girl has gone missing.
Everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on what is usually a place of peace.  

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December 2018

Force of Nature By Jane Harper

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When one member of a five-woman team of co-workers goes missing during a corporate retreat, federal police agent Aaron Falk uncovers dark secrets in his search for the woman, a whistleblower and major contributor to his latest case.

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December 2018

November Road By Lou Berney

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A street lieutenant for a New Orleans mob boss flees when his knowledge about JFK's assassination makes him a target, a situation that is dangerously complicated by his relationship with a fugitive housewife.

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December 2018

The Feather Thief By Kirk Wallace Johnson

Summary:
A rollicking true-crime adventure and a captivating journey into the underground world of fanatical fly-tiers and plume peddlers. Though it's non-fiction, it contains many of the elements of a classic thriller.

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December 2018

Night of Miracles By Elizabeth Berg

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A baking class instructor, her haunted assistant and a youth reeling from a family tragedy discover the power of community while navigating complicated choices and uncertain futures. 

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December 2018

Lake Success By Gary Shteyngart

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A self-made Wall Street millionaire, baffled by the implosion of his seemingly perfect life, takes a cross-country bus trip in search of his college sweetheart and the ideals of his youth.

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January 2019

Death Comes to Bath By Catherine Lloyd

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On a visit to Bath, Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lady Lucy Kurland discover that the English spa town is not beneficial to everyone's health when an elderly is found drowned in the baths.

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January 2019

Ghosted By Rosie Walsh

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An idyllic romance between Sarah and her boyfriend, Eddie, is shattered when Eddie abruptly disappears, prompting Sarah to ignore her friends' advice and investigate what really happened.

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January 2019

Foundryside By Robert Jackson Bennett

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A thief in a city controlled by industrialized magic joins forces with a rare honest police officer to stop an ancient evil ritual that endangers thousands of lives.

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January 2019

Semiosis By Sue Burke

Summary:
Human colonists are forced to survive on limited resources on an inhospitable planet, where trees offer deliciously addictive fruit one day and poison the next and the ruins of an alien race are discovered within plant roots.

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