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Holds may be placed on new items as soon as they enter the cataloging system. For most items this will be the day of their release. Some items with a high anticipation will enter the system ahead of time. You can also ask any of us at the library for assistance.


Adult Books

Karin Slaughter- The Silent Wife

Release Date August 4th

The Silent Wife

From barnesandnoble.com: Investigating the killing of a prisoner during a riot inside a state penitentiary, GBI investigator Will Trent is confronted with disturbing information. One of the inmates claims that he is innocent of a brutal attack for which he has always been the prime suspect. The man insists that he was framed by a corrupt law enforcement team led by Jeffrey Tolliver and that the real culprit is still out there—a serial killer who has systematically been preying on women across the state for years. If Will reopens the investigation and implicates the dead police officer with a hero’s reputation of wrongdoing, the opportunistic convict is willing to provide the information GBI needs about the riot murder.

Only days ago, another young woman was viciously murdered in a state park in northern Georgia. Is it a fluke, or could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As Will Trent digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the cold case in order to find the answer. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear, and lies to become truth. But Will can’t crack either mystery without the help of the one person he doesn’t want involved: his girlfriend and Jeffrey Tolliver’s widow, medical examiner Sara Linton.

When the past and present begin to collide, Will realizes that everything he values is at stake . . .


James Lee Burke- A Private Cathedral

Release Date August 11th

A Private Cathedral

From barnesandnoble.com: The Shondell and Balangie families are longtime enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld and show each other no mercy. Yet their youngest heirs, Johnny Shondell and Isolde Balangie, rock and roll-musician teenagers with magical voices, have fallen in love and run away after Isolde was given as a sex slave to Johnny’s uncle.

As he seeks to uncover why, Detective Dave Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde’s mother and the mistress of her father, a venomous New Orleans mafioso whose jealousy has no bounds. In retribution, he hires a mysterious assassin to go after Robicheaux and his longtime partner, Clete Purcel. This hitman is unlike any the “Bobbsey Twins from Homicide” have ever faced. He has the ability to induce horrifying hallucinations and travels on a menacing ghost ship that materializes without warning. In order to defeat him and rescue Johnny and Isolde, Robicheaux will have to overcome the demons that have tormented him throughout his adult life—alcoholism, specters from combat in Vietnam, and painful memories of women to whom he opened his heart only to see killed.


Danielle Steel- Royal

Release Date August 18th

Royal

From barnesandnoble.com: As the war rages on in the summer of 1943, causing massive destruction and widespread fear, the King and Queen choose to quietly send their youngest daughter, Princess Charlotte, to live with a trusted noble family in the country. Despite her fiery, headstrong nature, the princess's fragile health poses far too great a risk for her to remain in war-torn London.

Third in line for the throne, seventeen year-old Charlotte reluctantly uses an alias upon her arrival in Yorkshire, her two guardians the only keepers of her true identity. In time, she settles comfortably into a life out of the spotlight, befriending a young evacuee and training with her cherished horse. But no one predicts that in the coming months she will fall deeply in love with her protectors' son.

She longs for a normal life. Far from her parents, a tragic turn of events leaves an infant orphaned. Alone in the world, that child will be raised in the most humble circumstances by a modest stable manager and his wife. No one, not even she, knows of her lineage. But when a stack of hidden letters comes to light, a secret kept for nearly two decades finally surfaces, and a long lost princess emerges.


Carl Hiaasen - Squeeze Me

Release Date August 25th

Squeeze Me

From barnesandnoble.com: It's the height of the Palm Beach charity ball season: for every disease or cause, there's a reason for the local luminaries to eat (minimally), drink (maximally), and be seen. But when a prominent high-society dowager suddenly vanishes during a swank gala, and is later found dead in a concrete grave, panic and chaos erupt. Kiki Pew was notable not just for her wealth and her jewels--she was an ardent fan of the Winter White House resident just down the road, and a founding member of the POTUSSIES, a group of women dedicated to supporting their President. Never one to miss an opportunity to play to his base, the President immediately declares that Kiki was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, it turns out, is far from the truth.

The truth might just lie in the middle of the highway, where a bizarre discovery brings the First Lady's motorcade to a grinding halt (followed by some grinding between the First Lady and a love-struck Secret Service agent). Enter Angie Armstrong, wildlife wrangler extraordinaire, who arrives at her own conclusions after she is summoned to the posh island to deal with a mysterious and impolite influx of huge, hungry pythons . . .



Movies

Swallow

Release Date August 4th

Swallow

From dvdsreleasedates.com: A newly married young woman finds that her new life with a wealthy husband is not all it cracked up to be. She came from a poor family but finds her beautiful home to be prison-like with a controlling husband. She develops an odd habit of swallowing various objects because it provides her with a sense of psychological control. When she turns up pregnant, her bizarre obsession becomes even more dangerous. A deep psychological study of a character who personifies post-modern society -- explores themes of what it means to be comfortably wealthy yet living a life that seems stripped of deeper meaning.


Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Release Date August 11th

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

From dvdsreleasedates.com: A young girl begins to be bothered by nightmares she is having, and, after talking about this to a few people, a group known as Midnight Society brings her in to try and help her with her problem. To the surprise of everyone, all of the nightmares the young girl is having begin to actually happen in town. The young girl must now face her fears both physically and emotionally.


The High Note

Release Date August 11th

The High Note

From dvdsreleasedates.com: Maggie has been a personal assistant for the famous singer Grace Davis for three years. She's overworked and misunderstood. In fact, some people in the music industry think that she's merely an intern who has been working for Grace a few months. Grace is an aging, beloved icon who hasn't produced a new record in years. She wants to release new songs to her fans, but men in her life, including her manager, don't feel that it's a safe bet. Women over 40, especially black women, have difficulty reaching hit status. Maggie studied music composition and wants to produce Grace's new album. Yet, she's uncertain how to approach her. The only way these two women can take back control of their careers and lives is if they help one another.


The King of Staten Island

Release Date August 25th

The King of Staten Island

From dvdsreleasedates.com: Scott's life has never been the same since his firefighter father passed away when he was seven years old. Now, in his mid-20s, he's discarded his dreams of becoming a tattoo artist to smoke weed, hook up with friends, and chill-out in his mother's basement. Meanwhile, everyone else in his family is trying to move on. When his younger sister moves out to attend college, and his mother begins to date a brash firefighter, Scott is forced to finally process his grief, clean up his act, and move his life forward.


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