Here are just a few books of what’s new in young adult and mystery!!
The Good Girls by Sara Shepard
When Nolan Hotchkiss, Beacon Heights’s golden boy and overall jerk, ends up dead, suspicion immediately falls on five senior girls who devised a prank to pay him back for all of his torment. Despite evidence to the contrary, the girls maintain their innocence and hope that his death is simply a coincidence. Unfortunately, Nolan is not the only person placed on their “payback” list, and someone is working to exert justice on their behalf. As each enemy experiences an untimely death, the girls race to find the killer before he or she can complete the mission. With each piece of evidence, however, the girls realize that the killer knows too much to be an outsider. Sometimes it is better to keep friends close, except for when one is a killer.
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
What would you do if you found a buried treasure? Thirteen-year-old Peter Saubers asks himself this very question when he finds an old trunk buried under a tree. His family has fallen on hard times following the economic downturn in 2008. Aside from a relatively small amount of money in the chest, there are over 100 handwritten notebooks. Peter realizes that they were penned by John Rothstein, a renowned novelist who was murdered long before Peter was born. Peter was one of the millions who had been touched by Rothstein’s works. Also influenced by the novels is Morris Bellamy, an obsessed fan who killed the author years ago and buried the trunk. He’s in prison for a different crime, and about to be paroled. Now the protagonists King introduced in “Mr. Mercedes”–Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson–are charged with protecting Peter and his family from Bellamy. VERDICT King’s many, many fans will want this, especially those who loved “Misery”, but the second volume in King’s projected trilogy will appeal to anyone who enjoys suspense and action, or anyone who finds enlightenment in reading about the internal struggle between right and wrong. It’s not necessary to have read the previous book to enjoy this one.
Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews
Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) has returned from the West to Moscow. She despises the men she serves, the oligarchs, and crooks, and thugs of Putin’s Russia. What no one knows is that Dominika is working for the CIA as Washington’s most sensitive penetration of SVR and the Kremlin.
As she expertly dodges exposure, Dominika deals with a murderously psychotic boss; survives an Iranian assassination attempt; escapes a counterintelligence ambush; rescues an arrested agent and exfiltrates him out of Russia; and has a chilling midnight conversation in her nightgown with President Putin. Complicating these risks is the fact that Dominika is in love with her CIA handler, Nate Nash, and their lust is as dangerous as committing espionage in Moscow. And when a mole in the SVR finds Dominika’s name on a restricted list of sources, it is a virtual death sentence…