New Adult Fiction Added to Stoneleigh Library Stock - March 2019

The following adult fiction books have been added to Stoneleigh Library stock during March 2019. Clicking on the book title (red underlined) will bring up a popup window listing which libraries the book is available at. Simply scroll down this list to see if the title is currently available for loan at Stoneleigh or whether it has been borrowed by another library customer.

 


Justin Cronin (2019)

 

Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is. Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row. He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming. It is.

 
Book Details: PB/9781409190981/SF/2019
[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]
   
 

The Marine's Return

Rula Sinara (2019)
 
Wounded Marine Chad Corallis just wants to be left alone. Until he discovers his best friend's very pregnant widow is in danger. A dedicated nurse, she refuses to leave her Serengeti medical clinic when it's threatened by poachers. Chad is honour-bound to protect her, but who will save him from falling for his best friend's wife?.
 
Book Details: PB/ 9780263272253 /ROM/2019
[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]
   
 

M.J. Arlidge (2018)

 

Adam Brandt is a forensic psychologist, well used to dealing with the most damaged members of society. But he's never met anyone like Kassie. The teenager claims to have a terrible gift - with one look into your eyes, she can see when and how you will die. Obviously, Adam knows Kassie must be insane. But then a serial killer hits the city. And only Kassie seems to know where he'll strike next. Against all his intuition, Adam starts to believe her. He just doesn't realise how deadly his faith might prove.

 
Book Details: PB/9780718187880/THR/2019
[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]
   
   
Nuala Ellwood (2019)
 
Sixty seconds after she wakes from a coma, Maggie's world is torn apart. The police tell her that her daughter Elspeth is dead. That she drowned when the car Maggie had been driving plunged into the river. Maggie remembers nothing. When Maggie begs to see her husband Sean, the police tell her that he has disappeared. He was last seen on the day of her daughter's funeral. What really happened that day at the river? Where is Maggie's husband? And why can't she shake the suspicion that somewhere, somehow, her daughter is still alive?
 
Book Details: PB/9780241978726/THR/2019
[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]
   

All Among the Barley

Melissa Harrison (2019)

 

The autumn of 1933 is the most beautiful Edie Mather can remember. In the fields and villages around her beloved Wych Farm, however, the Great War still casts a shadow over a community impoverished by economic depression and threatened by change. Change, too, is coming to Edie, who at fourteen must soon face the unsettling pressures of adulthood. Glamorous outsider Constance FitzAllen arrives from London to document fading rural traditions and beliefs, urging all who will listen to resist progress and return to the old ways - but some wonder whether there might be more to the older woman than meets the eye. As harvest approaches and the future of Wych Farm itself grows uncertain, Edie must somehow find a way to trust her instincts and save herself from disaster.

 

Book Details: PB/9781408897973/FIC/2019

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

   
 

Welcome to the Real World

Carole Mathews (2013)

 

Fern has the voice of an angel but as an underpaid barmaid and pub singer, she's going nowhere fast. Then she enters the TV talent show Fame Game and this could be her big break. But then, things are never that simple.

 

Evan David's exquisite tones have enthralled opera buffs throughout the world. Everyone around him panders to his every need but what he really needs now is a break - from everything.

 

Two worlds collide when Fern becomes Evan's assistant and neither is prepared for the dramatic effect they have on each other. Something happens when they're together, and it's more than just music . . .

 

Book Details: PB/780751551426/FIC/2013

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

   
   

Jamaica Inn

Daphne Du Maurier (1936)

 

In the bitter November wind, Mary Yellan crosses Bodmin Moor to Jamaica Inn. Her mother's dying wish was that she take refuge there, with her Aunt Patience. But when Mary arrives, the warning of the coachman echoes in her mind: Jamaica Inn has a desolate power, and behind it's crumbling walls Patience is a changed woman, cowering before her brooding, violent husband. When Mary discovers the inn's dark secrets, the truth is more terrifying than anything she could possibly imagine, and she is forced to collude in her uncle's murderous schemes. Against her will, she finds herself powerfully attracted to her uncle's brother, a man she dares not trust.

 

Book Details: PB/9780349006581/FIR/2015
[Book selected and financed by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]
   
Sarah Pinborough (2019)

 

 

Toby's life was perfectly normal - until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test. Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House; an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he, and the others who live there, are studied by Matron and her team of nurses. They're looking for any sign of sickness. Any sign of their wards changing. Any sign that it's time to take them to the sanatorium. No one returns from the sanatorium. Withdrawn from his house-mates and living in his memories of the past, Toby spends his days fighting his fear. But then a new arrival in the house shatters the fragile peace, and everything changes. Because everybody dies. It's how you choose to live that counts.

Book Details: PB/9780575096905/SF/2019
[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]
   
 

Almost Love

Louise O'Neill (2019)

 

When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard. So it doesn't matter that he's 20 years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly but surely, she's sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him. Sarah's friends are worried. Her father can't understand how she could allow herself to be used like this. And she's on the verge of losing her job. But Sarah can't help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew. And love is supposed to hurt. Isn't it?

 

Book Details: PB/9781784298883/FIC/2019
[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]
   
 

Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances

Timothy Zahn (2019)

 

Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader ally against a threat to the Empire in this novel from author Timothy Zahn. The sequel to Sunday Times bestseller 'Thrawn', 'Thrawn: Alliances' will continue to follow the rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn to the heights of Imperial power - and accompany him into the past, witnessing his first encounter with the man who will one day become Darth Vader.

 

Book Details: PB/9781787460645/SF/2019
[Book selected by FSL and purchased by Surrey Library Service]