Saturday, February 8, 2014

Suspense & Intrigue of 2014!!!

Butterfly Palace

by Colleen Coble

Butterfly Palace  -     By: Colleen Coble

When Lilly Donnelly arrives at the Cutlers' famed Butterfly Mansion in 1899, the massive house and unfamiliar duties threaten to overwhelm her. Victorian Austin is lavish, highly political, and intimidating, but with the help of the other servants, Lilly resolves to prove herself to her new employers.
Then, while serving at an elegant dinner party, Lilly recognizes one distinguished guest as Andrew, the love of her life, who abandoned her without a word back home. He seems to have assumed a new identity and refuses to acknowledge her, leaving her confused and reeling.


by Dee Henderson

Undetected  -     By: Dee Henderson

After an unexpected breakup, Gina Gray focuses all her attention on her ocean science research. Discovering abnormalities that could potentially affect submarine warfare, she seeks navy commander Mark Bishop's perspective. With tensions escalating in the Pacific Rim, will they have time to diffuse a highly dangerous situation---and acknowledge their growing attraction---before it's too late?

Gathering Shadows

by Nancy Mehl

Gathering Shadows, Finding Sanctuary Series #1   -     By: Nancy Mehl

Wynter Evans, despite her current position as a promising young reporter for a television station in St. Louis, Missouri, has never gotten over the disappearance of her brother nine years ago. But when she stumbles across a photograph of a boy with an eerie resemblance to her missing brother during an assignment to investigate unusual places in the state, she can't pass up the chance to find out what may have happened. Under the cover of research for her job, she sets out for the place where the photograph was taken: the primarily Mennonite town of Sanctuary.

Upon her arrival, she meets Rueben King, the town's handsome young mayor, and together they begin to uncover long-held secrets that could not only tear the small town apart but also change everything Wynter believes about her own life. As the truth of her family's past hides in the shadows, it soon becomes clear someone will stop at nothing to keep the answers she's searching for hidden forever--even if the cost is Wynter's very life.

The Reconciled Hearts Trilogy

by Doris Elaine Fell

The Reconciled Hearts Trilogy   -     By: Doris Fell

Romance and mystery weave together the destinies of three unlikely couples. Vienna violist Kerina Rudzinski and American Ashley Reynolds are separated by an ocean but united by secrets. Sydney Barrington is caught between the love of two men in the Cotswolds. And Rachel McCully returns to England's Lake District---and the man who loved her years ago. 880 pages, softcover from Barbour.


By Dani Pettrey

Silenced, Alaskan Courage Series #4   -     By: Dani Pettrey

A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna's route leads her face to face with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something sinister? When the case is handed to the overburdened sheriff, he turns to Jake Westin. With Jake's past now revealed, he's ready to use his talent for investigation again--but he could never prepare for where the case will take him.

Kayden and Jake soon realize that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is on to them. When strange things begin happening in Yancey, Jake is terrified that once again his world may put someone he loves in danger. But the truth is far worse than he could ever imagine.

Blind Trust

by Sandra Orchard

Blind Trust, Port Aster Secrets Series #2   -     By: Sandra Orchard

Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money, and she can't believe that it came from her sweet neighbor. Or that it lands her in the middle of another one of Detective Tom Parker's investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor's innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue that is far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation--and strikes too close to home for comfort. As family secrets come to light, her world--and her budding romance with Tom--begin to crumble. To Kate, it's clear that she won't be safe until she uncovers all of Port Aster's secrets. But is it too late for her and Tom?

Murder at the Mikado

by Julianna Deering

Murder at the Mikado, Drew Farthering Mystery Series #3   -     By: Julianna Deering

Just as Drew Farthering thinks his life has found smooth waters, Fleur Landis, an old flame, reappears in his life. She's married now, no longer an actress, and he expects she'll soon disappear--until she comes to him in dire need. The lead actor in her old troupe's production of The Mikado has been murdered, and Fleur is the police's number one suspect.

Drew would love nothing more than to just focus on his fiance, Madeline, and their upcoming wedding, but he can't leave Fleur in the lurch--even if she did break his heart once. As Drew, Nick, and Madeline dive into the murder, they discover more going on behind the scenes of the theater troupe than could ever have been imagined. Nearly everyone had a motive, and alibis are few and far between. It's Drew's most complicated case yet.

Thief of Glory

by Sigmund Brouwer

Thief of Glory   -     By: Sigmund Brouwer

At 70 years old, Jeremiah Prins is seeking redemption by journaling about everything he could never share with his children---including his time in a Japanese POW camp and his abandoned marriage engagement. But when an online encounter puts Jeremiah in touch with his wartime fiancee, his secrets risk destroying everything that he loves. 288 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.

Friend Me

by John Faubion

Friend Me    -     By: John Faubion

Scott and Rachel's marriage is failing. Neither feels loved or respected, so they both secretly go online to find what they're missing. What they don't realize is that they're both talking to the same brilliant---and insane---woman. When their digital indiscretions start having real-world consequences, is it too late to save their marriage and their lives?

Fatal Exchange

by Lisa Harris

Fatal Exchange, Southern Crimes Series #2   -     By: Lisa Harris

Emily Hunt might come from a family of cops, but she never goes looking for an adrenaline rush. She lives the quiet--well, relatively quiet--life of a teacher and thrives on making a difference in the lives of her students. But she'll have to draw on a well of strength and savvy she didn't know she had as student Rafael Cerda takes her class hostage for ransom money to save his brother's life.

Undercover cop Mason Taylor has been working with Rafael to find his brother and bring the cartel thugs who hold him to justice. Can he talk Rafael down from his impulsive actions? And is there something more sinister at work here than he realizes?

No One to Trust

by Lynette Eason

No One to Trust, Hidden Identity Series #1   -     By: Lynette Eason

Summer Abernathy wakes up one morning to find her husband missing, three men in her home intent on finding him, and the life she's been living based on a lie. Which Kyle Abernathy did she marry? The computer programmer she met in line at the bank? Or the one who was apparently using that image as a cover story?
The search for her husband--and answers--takes Summer ever deeper into a world of organized crime where people are used one moment and discarded the next. And with her deepest relationship of trust already shattered, Summer doesn't know who to believe.

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