January 2024 Best Sellers
Patterson, James, 1947-, author
22 seconds...until Lindsay Boxer loses her badge--or her life. SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has guns on her mind. There's buzz of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home. Former cops. Professional hits. All with the same warning scrawled on their bodies: You talk, you die. Now it's Lindsay's turn to choose.
Breathless : a thriller
McCulloch, Amy, 1986-, author
When journalist and novice climber Cecily Wong is asked to summit Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world, it's a career-making opportunity. She's been personally invited by Charles McVeigh, one of the most acclaimed mountaineers in the world, who wants her to report on the final leg of his record-breaking series of summits. But there's one caveat: he won't give her the interview until she's scaled the mountain as part of his climbing party. Cecily is by far the least experienced of the group, but she is intent on proving herself and will stop at nothing to reach the summit. But when strange things start to happen around her, she becomes concerned. And then people start to die.
Deep fake : a thriller
Larsen, Ward, author
Sarah Ridgeway is living the life she's always envisioned. The path to reach it, however, has not always been smooth. For twelve years her husband, Bryce, served in the Army, deployed to some of the world's worst trouble spots. After his service ended with a combat injury, the future had seemed precarious, but with Sarah's support and that of his wealthy family, combined with his exemplary service record, he is elected to congress. Then, in a moment, everything changes: at a drab Washington fundraiser, the junior congressman intervenes in a terrorist attack, and narrowly escapes with his life. When videos of his bravery go viral, he quickly becomes a national hero. The timing could not be more fortuitous. The presidential primaries are heating up. Amid the whirlwind, Sarah senses something amiss. Since the attack, Bryce has been forgetful and acting strangely. For the first time ever, she finds herself doubting a man she has always trusted.
The house guest
Ryan, Hank Phillippi, author
After every divorce, one spouse gets all the friends. What does the other one get? If they're smart, they get the benefits. Alyssa Macallan is terrified when she's dumped by her wealthy and powerful husband. With a devastating divorce looming, she begins to suspect her toxic and manipulative soon-to-be-ex is scheming to ruin her-leaving her alone and penniless. And when the FBI shows up at her door, Alyssa knows she really needs a friend. And then she gets one. A seductive new friend, one who's running from a dangerous relationship of her own. Alyssa offers Bree Lorrance the safety of her guest house, and the two become confidantes. Then Bree makes a heart-stoppingly tempting offer. Maybe Alyssa and Bree can solve each others' problems.
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author
Several oil companies in Texas have reported thefts of crude, U.S. Senator Colles isn't so much concerned with the oil as he is with the money: who is selling the oil, and what are they doing with the profits? Colles wants to know if the money is going to a militia group, and if so, what they're planning. When the case quicky turns deadly, Letty Davenport and DHS investigator John Kaiser know they're on the track of something bigger.
The last word : a novel
Adams, Taylor, author
After posting a one-star review for a poorly written--but gruesome--horror novel, Emma Carpenter is dragged into an online argument with the author himself, but when disturbing incidents start happening at night, Emma digs into his life and work, discovering a sadistic man who is capable of anything.
Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author
When the sister of the judge presiding over a sensational murder case is found dead, chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, the reluctant star witness in the trial, investigates and recognizes telltale signs of the unthinkable, pitting her against a powerful force that returns her to the past.
Payback in death
Robb, J. D., 1950-, author
Lt. Eve Dallas is just home from a long overdue vacation when she responds to a call of an unattended death. The victim is Martin Greenleaf, retired Internal Affairs Captain. At first glance, the scene appears to be suicide, but the closer Eve examines the body, the more suspicious she becomes. An unlocked open window, a loving wife and family, a too-perfect suicide note--Eve's gut says it's a homicide. After all, Greenleaf put a lot of dirty cops away during his forty-seven years in Internal Affairs.
Where are the children now?
Clark, Mary Higgins, author
A lawyer turned successful podcaster, Melissa has recently married a man whose first wife died tragically, leaving him and their young daughter, Riley, behind. While Melissa and her brother, Mike, help their mom, Nancy, relocate from Cape Cod to the equally idyllic Hamptons, Melissa's new stepdaughter goes missing. Drawing on the experience of their own abduction, Melissa and Mike race to find Riley to save her from the trauma they still struggle with--or worse.
Worthy opponents : a novel
Steel, Danielle, author
Spencer Brooke always knew she was destined to be CEO of her grandfather's business, the most respected and luxurious department store in New York City. Mike Weston is known for making enormous profits by transforming small businesses into bigger, more successful ones. And Brooke's feels like the perfect opportunity. Yet the firm's beautiful and savvy CEO turns down the offer before they even meet. But when bad luck strikes, suddenly she is backed into a corner.