October 2023 Best Sellers
Johansen, Iris, author
Eve Duncan's daughter Jane now has everything she's dreamed of with Seth Caleb--but their happily ever after is about to be upended. Jane is on the run after her MI6 agent partner runs afoul of an international crime lord and she is targeted.
The family upstairs : a novel
Jewell, Lisa, author
Gifted musician Clemency Thompson is playing for tourists on the streets of southern France when she receives an urgent text message. Her childhood friend, Lucy, is demanding her immediate return to London. It's happening, says the message. The baby is back. Libby Jones was only six months old when she became an orphan. Now twenty-five, she's astounded to learn of an inheritance that will change her life. A gorgeous, dilapidated townhouse in one of London's poshest neighborhoods has been held in a trust for her all these years. Now it's hers. As Libby investigates the story of her birth parents and the dark legacy of her new home, Clemency and Lucy are headed her way to uncover, and possibly protect, secrets of their own. What really happened in that rambling Chelsea mansion when they were children?
Faulkner, Katherine, author
Helen's idyllic life, handsome architect husband, gorgeous Victorian house, and cherished baby on the way, begins to change the day she attends her first prenatal class and meets Rachel, an unpredictable single mother-to-be. Rachel doesn't seem very maternal: she smokes, drinks, and professes little interest in parenthood. Still, Helen is drawn to her. Maybe Rachel just needs a friend. But her increasingly erratic behavior is unsettling. And Helen's not the only one who's noticed. Her friends and family begin to suspect that her strange new friend may be linked to their shared history in unexpected ways. When Rachel threatens to expose a past crime that could destroy all of their lives, it becomes clear that there are more than a few secrets laying beneath the broad-leaved trees and warm lamplight of Greenwich Park.
Engberg, Katrine, 1975- author.
"It's a beautiful day in April when fifteen-year-old Oscar Dreyer-Hoff disappears. He never came home from school the previous afternoon and his family is frantic. The police assume he's a runaway--a typically overlooked middle child from a wealthy, prominent family, doing what teenagers do all over the world. But what runaway would leave his parents with these lines, typed on an unsigned piece of paper? 'He looked around and saw the knife that had stabbed Basil Hallward. He had cleaned it many times, till there was no stain left upon it. It was bright and glistened. As it had killed the painter, so it would kill the painter's work, and all that that meant. It would kill the past, and when that was dead, he would be free.' It's not much to go on, but it's all that detectives Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner have. And with every passing hour, as the odds of finding a missing person grow dimmer, it will have to be enough." --Back cover.
The horsewoman : a novel
Patterson, James, 1947- author
Maggie Atwood and Becky McCabe, mother and daughter, both champion riders, vowed to never, ever, go up against one another. Until the tense, harrowing competitions leading to the Paris Olympics. Mother and daughter share a dream: to be the best horsewoman in the world.
The omega factor : a novel
Berry, Steve, 1955- author
The Ghent Altarpiece is the most violated work of art in the world. Thirteen times it has been vandalized, dismantled, or stolen. Why? What secrets does it hold? Enter UNESCO investigator, Nicholas Lee, who works for the United Nations' Cultural Liaison and Investigative Office (CLIO). Nick's job is to protect the world's cultural artifacts-including countless lesser-known objects and national treasures. When Nick travels to Belgium for a visit with a woman from his past, he unwittingly stumbles on the trail of the twelfth panel for the Ghent Altarpiece, stolen in 1934 under cover of night and never seen since. Soon Nick is plunged into a bitter conflict, one that has been simmering for nearly two thousand years.
Racing the light : a novel
Crais, Robert, author.
"When Adele Schumacher hires Elvis to find her missing son, controversial podcaster named Josh Shoe, she brings a bag filled with cash, bizarre tales of government conspiracies, and a squad of professional bodyguards. Finding Josh should be simple, but dangerous secrets lurk behind every lead and a deadly team of mysterious strangers are determined to find Josh and his adult-film-star girlfriend first. Elvis needs his friend Joe Pike more than ever to uncover the truth about Josh, corrupt politicians, and the vicious business cartels at the heart of Los Angeles. And when Elvis's estranged girlfriend and her son return, he learns just how much he has to lose...if he survives." -- Back cover.
Seven girls gone
Brennan, Allison, author
"For three years, women have been disappearing--and eventually turning up dead in the small bayou town of St. Augustine, Louisiana. Police detective Beau Hebert is the only one who seems to care, but with every witness quickly silenced and a corrupt police department set on keeping the cases unsolved, Beau's investigation stalls at every turn. With nobody else to trust, Beau calls in a favor from his friend on the FBI's Mobile Response Team. While LAPD detective Kara Quinn works undercover to dig into the women's murders and team leader Matt Costa officially investigates the in-custody death of a witness, Beau might finally have a chance at solving the case. But in a town where everyone knows everyone, talking gets you killed and secrets stay buried, it's going to take the entire team working around the clock to unravel the truth. Especially when they discover that the deep-seated corruption and the deadly drug-trafficking ring at the center of it all extends far beyond the small-town borders"-- Provided by publisher
Tom Clancy's Op-center. Call of duty
Rovin, Jeff, author
"When the launch of their powerful new hypersonic missile ends in destruction, the Chinese government needs someone to blame. Was it a failure of engineering, or sabotage? The chief engineer on the project, Dr. Yang Dàyóu, is targeted as the scapegoat and arrested-unable to help his family as they are hunted down by the military. Op-Center's Lt. Grace Lee is sent to China on a solo reconnaissance mission, but when she sees an opportunity to free the imprisoned scientist, she seizes it. With Lt. Lee on the run and the Chinese military at her heels, Director Chase Williams sends the rest of Op-Center to Mongolia as an extraction team. Meanwhile, Dr. Dàyóu's son has aligned himself with a dangerous group of counterrevolutionaries hellbent on dismantling the Communist regime, putting his father's life-and his own-in jeopardy. The Black Wasp team races to rescue their colleague and her high-risk companion without setting off an international incident that leaves China ready to release their greatest weapon yet"-- Provided by publisher.
The wish : a novel
Sparks, Nicholas, author
Maggie Dawes, a successful travel photographer struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis, is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas with her young assistant and begins to tell him the story of the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined.