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Burial of ghosts

Burial of ghosts

Cleeves, Ann, author
2022

Abandoned as a baby, twenty-five-year-old Lizzie Bartholomew spent her childhood moving between foster homes and has had more than her fair share of troubles. Now a holiday in Morocco seems to be the perfect escape. Especially when she meets Philip, a fellow tourist. After a brief affair, Lizzie returns to England, only to find a solicitor's letter waiting for her. Philip Samson has died and in his will, has left Lizzie a gift of £15,000. But there are conditions attached to this unexpected legacy that will soon force Lizzie to confront terrifying secrets from her past life.

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The cabinet of Dr. Leng : a Pendergast novel

The cabinet of Dr. Leng : a Pendergast novel

Preston, Douglas J., author
2023

Against all odds, Constance Greene has found a way back to the place of her origins, New York City in the late 1800s, and sets off on a quest to prevent the events that lead to the deaths of her sister and brother, and stop Manhattan's most infamous serial killer, Dr. Enoch Leng before his nefarious experiments come to fruition. Meanwhile, in present-day New York, FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is desperate to find a way to reunite with Constance - but will he find a way before it's too late?

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The devil's ransom

The devil's ransom

Taylor, Brad, 1965-, author
2023

When his covert company, along with every other entity in the Taskforce, is hit with a ransomware attack linked to the Taliban, Pike must stop a plot to alter the balance of power on the global stage orchestrated by a former NSA specialist in the U.S. government.

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Everyone in my family has killed someone

Everyone in my family has killed someone

Stevenson, Benjamin, author
2023

Everyone in my family has killed someone. Some of us, the high achievers, have killed more than once. I'm not trying to be dramatic, but it is the truth. Some of us are good, others are bad, and some just unfortunate. I'm Ernest Cunningham. Call me Ern or Ernie. I wish I'd killed whoever decided our family reunion should be at a ski resort, but it's a little more complicated than that. Have I killed someone? Yes. I have. Who was it? Let's get started.

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Hell bent

Hell bent

Bardugo, Leigh, author
2023

Forbidden from attempting a rescue, Galaxy "Alex" Stern and Dawes can't call on the Ninth House for help, so they assemble a team of dubious allies to save the gentleman of Lethe. Together, they will have to navigate a maze of arcane texts and bizarre artifacts to uncover the societies' most closely guarded secrets, and break every rule doing it. But when faculty members begin to die off, Alex knows these aren't just accidents.

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The house of Wolves

The house of Wolves

Patterson, James, 1947- author
2023

The Wolfs, the most powerful family in California, have a new head - thirty-six-year-old former high school teacher Jenny Wolf. That means Jenny now runs the prestigious San Francisco Tribune. She also controls the legendary pro football team, the Wolves. And she hopes to solve her father's murder.

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The night travelers : a novel

The night travelers : a novel

Correa, Armando Lucas, 1959- author.
2023

Berlin, 1931: Ally Keller is alone and scared when she gives birth to a mixed-race daughter she names Lilith. Havana, 1958: as the flames of revolution ignite, Lilith and her newborn daughter, Nadine, find themselves at a terrifying crossroads. Berlin, 1988: as a scientist, Nadine is dedicated to ensuring the dignity of the remains of all those who were murdered by the Nazis. It will fall on her daughter to come to terms with a shocking betrayal that changes everything she thought she knew about her family's past.

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The three lives of Alix St. Pierre

The three lives of Alix St. Pierre

Lester, Natasha, 1973- author
2023

In 1943, with WWII raging and men headed overseas to fight, Alix St. Pierre's skills catch the attention of the U.S. government and she finds herself with an even bigger assignment: sent to Switzerland as a spy. Soon Alix is on the precipice of something big, very big. After an Allied victory, Alix moves to Paris, ready to immerse herself in a new position as director of publicity for the yet-to-be-launched House of Dior. But when a figure from the war reappears and threatens to destroy her future, Alix realizes that only she can right the wrongs of the past - and finally find justice.

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Thursdays at Orange Blossom House

Thursdays at Orange Blossom House

Green, Sophie, author.
2022

Far North Queensland, 1993: At 74, former cane farmer Grace Maud is feeling her age, and her isolation, and thinks the best of life may be behind her. Elsewhere in town, high school teacher Patricia has given up on her dreams of travel and adventure and has moved back home to look after her ageing parents, while café owner Dorothy is struggling to accept that she may never have the baby she and her husband so desperately want. Each woman has an unspoken need: reconnection. And that's how they find themselves at Orange Blossom House, surrounded by perfumed rainforest, being cajoled and encouraged by their yoga teacher, the lively Sandrine. Together, they will find courage and strength - and discover that life has much more to offer than they ever expected.

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The villa

The villa

Hawkins, Rachel, 1979-, author
2023

When Chess suggests a girls trip to Italy, Emily jumps at the chance to reconnect with her best friend. While there, Emily digs into the villa's complicated history, learnng of a fateful summer in 1974. That perhaps the murder that took place was more sinister. Yet the closer that Emily gets to the truth, the more tension she feels developing between her and Chess. As secrets from the past come to light, equally dangerous betrayals from the present also emerge - and it begins to look like the villa will claim another victim before the summer ends.

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With love from London : a novel

With love from London : a novel

Jio, Sarah, author.
2022

"A librarian inherits a bookshop from her estranged mother, leading her halfway across the world on a journey of self-discovery that transcends time and honors the unbreakable bonds of love and family. When librarian Valentina Baker was a teenager, her mother, Eloise, unexpectedly fled to her native London, leaving Val and her father on their own. Now in her thirties and fresh out of a failed marriage, Val feels a nagging disenchantment with her life--and knows she is still heartbroken over her mother's abandonment. In a bittersweet twist of fate, Val receives word that Eloise has passed away, leaving Val her Primrose Hill apartment and the deed to a bookshop Val never knew she'd owned. Though the news is devastating, Val finds herself more determined than ever to discover who her mother truly was. She jets across the Atlantic, departing Seattle for a new life in charming London. Slowly but surely, Val begins to piece together Eloise's life in the UK, falling in love with her pastel-colored flat, cozy neighborhood, and tucked-away storefront. But when she discovers that The Book Garden is in danger of going under, Val must work with its eccentric staff to get it in working order. In the process, she learns more about Eloise than she ever thought possible. And as Val races to save the shop, Eloise's own story unfolds, leading both mother and daughter to unearth revelatory truths"-- Provided by publisher.

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Without a trace

Without a trace

Steel, Danielle, author
2023

Charles Vincen seems to have it all - yet happiness remains out of reach. In one terrifying moment, Charles falls asleep at the wheel, plunging thirty feet down a rocky cliff. Miraculously, Charles survives. In the dark of night, he happens upon a cabin where he meets the kind and beautiful Aude Saint-Martin. Their connection is instant. In the aftermath of the crash, Charles has a startling realization - he could simply choose to disappear, to walk away from his old life. But Aude has secrets of her own and before long their pasts catch up to them, threatening everything they have fought to build.

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