Second Honeymoon by James Patterson

Second Honeymoon by James PattersonTitle:  Second Honeymoon

Author:  James Patterson

Call #:  PATTERSON

FBI Agent John O’Hara is trying to find and stop a serial killer whose victims are all newlyweds on their honeymoon. He is still trying to cope with the death of his own wife a couple of years ago, at the hands of a drunken driver who is about to be paroled. Special Agent Sarah Brubaker is working on a case which involves another serial killer whose victims all have the same name, John O’Hara. Their paths cross and they join forces to try and solve both cases before either killer claims more victims, including Agent O’Hara. This page-turning thriller is the long awaited sequel to Honeymoon.

Recommended by:  Sharon

Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Silence of the Lambs by Thomas HarrisTitle:  Silence of the Lambs

Author:  Thomas Harris

Call #:  HAR

A gruesome serial killer is preying upon unsuspecting female victims and removing their skin after their deaths for use in a bizarre ritual. A young FBI agent assigned to the case is desperate to catch the fiend before more bodies pile up. Determined to get inside the head of the killer, she enlists the help of Psychologist Hannibal Lecter who also happens to be a convicted cannibal! Read the book that inspired the award-winning film.

Recommended by:  John

The Good Son by Michael Gruber

Good Son by Michael GruberTitle:  The Good Son

Author:  Michael Gruber

Call #:  GRU

This complex thriller with a flawed protagonist will keep you reading even though you’re very, very tired. If you want a behind-the-scenes look at the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and if you’re at all interested in spying in the present day, this book is spot on.

Recommended by:  Betty

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroTitle:  Never Let Me Go

Author:  Kazuo Ishiguro

Call #:  ISH

It is the 1990s in an alternative reality England and the reader is introduced to Kathy, our narrator and a student at the exclusive Halisham, a British boarding school for “special” students. This book is both a coming-of-age tale and a true dystopian science fiction novel in which the reader is asked to question the price we are willing to pay for scientific and medical advancements in our every day
lives.
Recommended by:  Becky

Go Down Together by Jeff Guinn

Go Down Together by Jeff GuinnTitle:  Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde 

Author:  Jeff Guinn

Call #:  364.1522 GUI

Author Guinn expertly tells the story of Bonnie and Clyde and not the tale. In the over 75 years since this criminal couple were gunned down in an ambush in Louisiana, they have been mythologized, romanticized and idolized in books, magazines and film. Many in Depression-Era American lauded their attacks on the banks and the law, but Guinn depicts them as they truly were: inept crooks who robbed and murdered their way across the Midwest and the South over a nearly two year period in the 1930’s.

Recommended by:  Mike

Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly

Little Women Letters by Gabrielle DonnellyTitle:  Little Women Letters

Author:  Gabrielle Donnelly

Call #:  DON

Lulu Atwater discovers a cache of letters written by her great-great-grandmother, Little Women‘s Jo March, in her mother’s attic, and by reading them comes to understand her family at a deeper level, as she struggles to find her own place in the world.

Recommended by:  Bobbie

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Ocean at the End of the Lane by neil GaimanTitle:  The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Author:  Neil Gaiman

Call #:  FANTASY GAIMAN

The fifty-something narrator returns to his childhood home in the English countryside. He takes a drive through the country and finds himself at the Hempstock Farm where he begins to remember things long forgotten, the haunting events that occurred there when he was seven. His friendship with a girl named Lettie Hempstock who tries to protect him from a deadly spirit who disguised herself as a housekeeper and took control of his mother, father and sister. This story has a low-key fantasy element with magic, compassion, loyalty and memories.

Recommended by:  Connie