Spring/Summer Fiction Sneak Previews

Here’s a look at what’s coming from your favorite authors this spring and summer. Registered library card holders may call the library at (586) 469-6200 to place holds on these forthcoming titles. When you place your hold in advance, you help your librarians decide how many copies of a popular title will be needed to meet demand. Registered library card holders may also place their own holds by visiting our online library catalog at www.mtclib.org. (You will need your library card number and PIN to use this feature).

Berg, Elizabeth. The Story of Arthur Truluv. (Coming in July). A touching novel about three people who have lost the person they love most, and must find a way back to happiness. Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry teenage girl, at the cemetery where he goes every day for lunch to visit his late wife. An unlikely friendship develops and along with Arthur’s neighbor, Lucille, the three band together and discover that life’s special moments are sweeter when shared. This is a moving story about finding happiness when hope seems lost.

Box, C. J. Paradise Valley. (July). The third book in the Cassie Dewell series. Cassie Dewell works for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff’s department. Her plan to track a serial killer goes horribly awry and she gets let go from her job. She decides to work alone to find the killer as well as a missing youth.

Evanovich, Janet. Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel. (June). Evanovich delivers the second installment in the Knight and Moon Series. Emerson Knight is enlisted to solve the mystery of the disappearance of a Buddhist monk’s island of solitude two hundred miles northeast of Samoa. Knight and Moon go on a worldwide investigation which will expose a hundred year conspiracy in the making.

Evans, Richard Paul. The Broken Road. (June). Chicago celebrity Charles James has a recurring nightmare of walking down a long broken highway where the sides of the road are lit in flames. By day he wonders about the nightmares; he has everything – fame, fortune, and the lifestyle he has dreamed of since the poverty and pain of his childhood. Now he begins to wonder if he has wanted the wrong things.

Gerritsen, Tess. I Know a Secret: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel. (August). Another thriller with crime-solving duo Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles. They investigate the gruesome murder of a horror film producer.

Grisham, John. Camino Island. (June). Grisham delivers another suspenseful crime novel looking into the world of rare book dealers.

Hawkins, Paula. Into the Water. (May). From the author of Girl on the Train comes a new psychological suspense thriller. Dead bodies found in the river that runs through a small town dredge up family secrets. This novel focuses on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory and the devastating ways the past can impact the future.

McCall Smith, Alexander. A Distant View of Everything: An Isabel Dalhouise Novel. (July). The next novel in the Isabel Dalhouise series. Amateur sleuth and philosopher Isabel Dalhouise searches for truth in Edinburgh.

Macomber, Debbie. Any Dream Will Do. (August). Shay Benson and Pastor Drew Douglas both need to start fresh and move on from difficult situations. Shay’s brother, whom she adores, has caused financial difficulties for her, and Drew’s wife recently passed away. Shay happens into Drew’s church one day and they strike up a friendship which begins to develop into something more. Then Shay’s brother returns to town and threatens the life Shay has tried to rebuild. Only courage and faith will help make things right.

Patterson, James. 16th Seduction. (May). The next thriller in the Women’s Murder Club series featuring Lindsay Boxer.

Roy, Arundhati. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. (June). From the author of The God of Small Things comes a novel that takes place over many years across the Indian subcontinent – from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, through peace and through war. The characters have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued and patched together by hope and acts of love.

Scottoline, Lisa. Exposed. (August). Friendship, loyalty and a battle for justice pit partner against partner in a law firm.

Silva Daniel. House of Spies. (July). Legendary spy, assassin, and art restorer Gabriel Allon returns determined to track down the world’s most dangerous terrorist and ISIS mastermind known as Saladin.

Thor, Brad. Use of Force: A Thriller. (June). In this new thriller full of action and intrigue, the Italian Coast Guard discovers the body of a high value terrorism suspect washed ashore on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The CIA needs answers and seeks the assistance from an unorthodox source, Navy SEAL turned covert counter terrorism operative, Scot Harvath.

Turner, Nikki. Charisma: Baller’s Wife. (May). Urban fiction novel that shows how the past always has a way of catching up with you. Charisma Bland, born and raised in Baltimore, learns that a moment’s pleasure can sometimes lead to a life of pain. Charisma moves to Miami to start new – but can she escape her past?

Updated: May 8, 2017 — 11:39 am
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