New at Peter White Public Library
Is your idea of a perfect Valentine’s date curling up with a page-turner of a novel? Peter White Public Library has some great new thrillers just hitting the shelves. Get yourself a cup of tea, some yummy chocolate treats and enjoy!
“Talk To Me” by John Kenney — A much-admired network TV anchor experiences his greatest fear: a public scandal that launches from the top of his field and destroys his reputation and career. While viewers may have loved and trusted him, his family certainly did not. This event may be his chance to take a hard look at what got him from top to bottom and to try to find his way back before it’s too late.
“No Exit” by Taylor Adams — What would you do if you happened upon a child caged the stormy wilderness? Darby Thorne faces this terrifying challenge when she’s caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside, are some vending machines and four complete strangers. Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm . . . and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate. Who is the child? Why has she been taken and how can Darby save her with no phone reception and no way out?
“She Lies In Wait” by Gytha Lodge — On a summer night in 1983, a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest. The youngest of the group — Aurora Jackson — is delighted to be allowed to tag along. The evening goes like any other with typical teenage debauchery and dramatics. But by morning, Aurora has disappeared. Her friends claim that she was safe the last time they saw her, right before she went to sleep but she’s never seen again. Thirty years later, Aurora’s body is discovered and local detective Jonah Sheens is put in charge of solving the long-cold case.
“An Anonymous Girl” by Greer Hendricks — When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by a mysterious Doctor, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer some questions and collect her pay. However, the questions grow intense and sessions become outings with strange instructions. Strange as it may be, she begins to feel this Doctor is able to read her mind and her ability to discern reality from staged events is dangerously fading.
“The Paragon Hotel” by Lyndsay Faye — The year is 1921, and Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life in New York City. Desperate to get as far away from those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon: the end of the line. Alice serendipitously arrives at the Paragon Hotel and her sanctuary turns its lodgers seem unduly terrified of her, a white woman on the premises. But as she meets becomes familiar with her fellow occupants, she learns the reason for their dread: the Ku Klux Klan has also arrived in Portland in fearful numbers. Alice soon finds herself caught in a dangerous web with her new family of fellow Paragon residents to trust.
By Heather Steltenpohl