When my kids were growing up they loved to read R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps and Fear Street books. Now several years later R. L. Stine has his first book for grownups. “Red Rain” by R. L. Stine, this is a terrifying novel centered on a small town in the grip of a sinister revolt. Just in time for your Halloween pleasure.
New Fiction: “The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose” by Susan Wittig Albert, the ladies of the Darling Dahlias Garden Club aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty solving mysteries. The ladies are planting Confederate roses for the Confederate Day celebration. When $15,000 is missing and one of the Darling accused, it is up to them to prove she is not a thief.
“The Last Renegade” by Jo Goodman, this is a historical romance. Raine hired him to protect her saloon and hotel but nothing could protect her heart from him.
“Threats and Promises” by Barbara Delinsky, this is a timeless romance. Lauren’s brother died a year ago but his friend Matt is just now showing up.
“Trust Your Eyes” by Linwood Barclay, this is the thrilling story in which two brothers suddenly find themselves pulled into a frightening vortex of power and murder.
“The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling, this is not a Harry Potter novel. It is her first adult novel. The story is set in a small town whose parish council has a vacant seat due to the death of one member. So who will win in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
“Mad River” by John Sandford, this is a Virgil Flowers novel. Virgil joins the cops trying to catch three teenagers on a killing spree. But something doesn’t seem quite right. He just hopes he can figure it out before anyone else has to die.
“You Are the Love of My Life” by Susan Richards Shreve, this is a story of how shame leads to secrets, secrets to lies and how lies stand in the way of human connection.
“The Bartender’s Tale” by Ivan Doig, this is a heartwarming story of a father and son and how life changes. Tom and Rusty are an odd kind of family with a bar for a home.
“Off the Grid” by P.J. Tracy, this is a Monkeewrench novel. Grace MacBride partner in Monkeewrench Software and her partners find themselves in the middle of a shocking collision of violence on a Minnesota Indian reservation, fighting for their lives.
“The Hypnotist’s Love Story” by Liane Moriarty, this story shows that life is complicated, and we all do crazy things sometimes especially when love is involved.
“Illusion” by Frank Peretti, this is the story of love and life, loss and restoration, full of twists. After losing his wife and magic partner Dane Collins finds himself transfixed by a magician whose illusions even he can’t explain. The young girl resembles the love of his life of forty years ago. She is mysteriously drawn to him, she is being watched by those who not only possess all the answers but who also have the power to decide her fate.
“A Dance with Dragons” by George R. R. Martin, this is book five in the Song of Ice and Fire series. In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.
“And When She was Good” by Laura Lippman, this is the story of a woman with a secret life who is forced to make desperate choices to save her son and herself.
“Robert Ludlum’s The Janus Reprisal” by Jamie Freveletti, this is a Covert One novel. The President was forced to establish his own clandestine group, Covert One. It is only to be activated as a last resort, when there is a global threat and time is running out.
“Low Pressure” by Sandra Brown, Bellamy has written a sensational, bestselling novel based on Susan’s murder. Because the book was inspired by the tragic event that still pains her family, she published it under a pseudonym to protect them from unwanted publicity. But when an opportunistic reporter for a tabloid newspaper discovers that the book is based on fact, Bellamy’s identity is exposed along with the family scandal.
“Line of Fire” by Stephen White, this is a gripping thriller about the one devastating secret that could cost Alan Gregory everything.
“Hiss and Hers” by M. C. Beaton, this is an Agatha Raisin mystery. Agatha has fallen head over heels in love…yes again. She has her eye set on the local gardener, but so has all the other women in Cotswold village.
“Cat in a White Tie and Tails” by Carole Nelson Douglas, this is a Midnight Louie mystery. Midnight Louie is chaperone to Temple and Matt on a trip to Chicago. Louie tells this story as only he can.
Large Print: “Next of Kin” by Sharon Sala, this is the first book in the new Rebel Ridge series. Beth was witness to a major mob hit and put in protective custody. After the third safe house is riddled with bullets she decides to take matters into her own hands. What the FBI can’t do her kinfolks can.
“Jury of His Peers” by Debbie Macomber, the story of rekindled friendship. Caroline Lomax is on jury duty and so is Ted Thomasson. They have known each other since childhood. Back then, she thought he was obnoxious. But other things have changed. Now Ted wants Caroline to see him as more than a boy from her past.
New Christian Fiction: “The Bridesmaid” by Beverly Lewis, this is the second book in the Home to Hickory Hollow series. Joanna has been a bridesmaid several times but never a bride. But Eben hopes to make her his bride. Will the two ever be united? (in Large Print, too)
“Blue Moon Promise” by Colleen Coble, this is the first book in the Under Texas Stars series. This is the story of hope, romance, and suspense.
“Book of Dreams” by Davis Bunn, this is the first book in the Dreams series.
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.