Located in Hardin Valley's library: With reign over the city's drug trade, Benjamin Atkins made sure that his precious daughter, Raven, was secluded from the gritty city. But when Raven's young heart gets claimed by Mizan, a kid in search of a come-up, there's nothing Benjamin can do about losing her to the streets. Puppy love always feels right, but when hugs and kisses turn to bloody lips and black eyes, she realizes that Mizan is not who she thought he was. Raven becomes desperate for a way out, but this time, Daddy can't save her. What will she do, when the only way out is in a coffin?
by Marc Avery
Located in Blount County's library: Anthony Porter, an emerging young screenwriter and closeted alcoholic, loses faith in family and relationships after he learns of his father s infidelity. Then he meets Essence, a girl with a college degree, her own home, and the perfect smile. Feeling like she is the one, he throws himself into the relationship, only to learn of her manipulative and vindictive ways. Battling with depression and his own inner demons, Anthony turns to screenwriting as his only solace. Then Anthony learns of secrets that shatter his world, leaving him out for revenge and ready to risk even his freedom.
The Last Mile
by David Baldacci
Available in Magnolia Avenue's library: Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution--for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier--when he's granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime. Amos Decker, takes an interest in Mars's case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life: Both men were talented football players with promising careers cut short by tragedy ; Both men's families were brutally murdered ; In both cases, another suspect came forward, years after the killing, to confess to the crime. The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars--guilty or not--a free man. But when a member of Decker's team disappears, it becomes clear that something much larger than one convicted criminal's life hangs in the balance.
Carl Weber's Kingpins: ATL
by Brick; Storm
Available in Division Street's library: Every territory has a king, and Metro Atlanta is no exception. Gang lords Blanket and Guerilla have been growing their numbers, never beefing until Guerilla decides to expand. Caught in the middle of this battle from different sides of the track are London and Saint. Spoiled rich girl London Royal loves bad boys and their ways. Her privileged world changes drastically with one party and later, a tow-truck pickup by bad boy Santana Black. "Saint" Black is anything but a saint - He's a runner and enforcer for Blanket--not to mention he's from the wrong side of the tracks to have his sights set on London. Can they find love in the middle of a kingpin war, or will both fall to the game of the streets?
by Neil Gaiman
Available in Hardin Valley's library: Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day he could return to Eagle Point, IN. But just days before his release, his wife Laura and his best friend are killed in an accident. His life in pieces, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies... and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing -- an epic war for the very soul of America -- and that he is standing squarely in its path.
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
Available in Hardin Valley, Blount County, & Magnolia Avenue libraries: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. She rattles down the track, past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal allowing her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them. She calls them Jess and Jason. Their life seems perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost... But then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
Bitter Taste of Revenge
by Treasure Hernandez
Available in Hardin Valley's library: Secret Miller is so in love that she's willing to serve time in jail for her man, Lucky. The dope the police find in the car is Lucky's, but since it's Secret's car and she is the one driving, the police throw her in cuffs. Not only does Lucky not speak up for his girl, but he has his side chick come and pick him up from the scene while Secret sits watching in the back of a police car. Now, she's so obsessed with revenge that she s willing to team up with a boatload of other broads who have been burned by Lucky. They want to see him pay for the hurt and pain he's caused in their lives.
Downfall: a Joanna Brady Mystery
by J.A. Jance
Available in Blount County's library: The bodies of two women have been found at the base of a nearby peak. Is this a terrible accident, a case of murder/suicide, or a double homicide? The investigation takes a puzzling twist when Joanna discovers that one victim was a local teacher and minister's wife, while the other was a brilliant microbiologist working toward her Ph.D. -- two vastly different women with seemingly no connections to link them. As Joanna and her team methodically hunt down answers, they begin to uncover a knotty web of sordid secrets and evil lies -- clues that take the valiant sheriff down a winding and dangerous road that leads shockingly close to home... and close to a desperate and determined killer.
Collecting the Dead
by Spencer Kope
Available in Magnolia Avenue's library: Dubbed "The Human Bloodhound," Magnus "Steps" Craig is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface. He has a special skill--known only to his partner--that has enabled his team to stop seventeen serial killers over the past five years. But now there's a new monster at-large, and the bodies are piling up. Meanwhile, a serial killer that Steps has been trying to track for over ten years, code name "Leonardo," is back in play--and on Steps's trail. Just as the investigation seems to be closing in on Leonardo, the hunt for Sad Face heats up. Now, it's up to Steps to outrun and outwit one of the most twisted serial killers he's ever encountered... as time ticks away on the lives of the victims.
1 Night Stand
by Amaleka McCall
Available in Magnolia Avenue's library: Sista Love was a chart-topping girl group that had it all--fame, fortune and failure. Harmony, Melody, and Lyric haven't seen each other since their group broke up three years ago, but when news of their mother's death reaches them, the sisters have no choice but to face each other again. Will the Love sisters let their past hurts, lies, and deceit destroy them, or will they manage to put it all behind them and be a family once and for all?
by Amaleka McCall
Available in Magnolia Avenue's library: Sista Love was a chart-topping girl group that had it all--fame, fortune and failure. After three years apart, Harmony, Melody, and Lyric are forced back together after the death of their mother. Their forced reunion rekindled past hurt, lies, and deceit, but it is new lies, backstabbing, and jealousy that will bring the sisters to the brink of destruction.
by Victoria Christopher Murray
Available in Division Street's library: Anya Mitchell feels greatly blessed. The owner of a successful Los Angeles financial services company, she is also prosperous in love, thanks to handsome writer Braxton Vance. Anya's faith in God's promise is unshakable... until the night she is brutally attacked in her office. Reeling with anger and fear, she wrestles with soul-wrenching doubt and the temptation to rely more on her own strength. Facing heartbreak and disillusion--and answers she never could have expected--Anya must now come to terms with what she truly believes... and discover the joy that lies in God's surprising plan.
by Raynesha Pittman
Available in Division Street's library: Kismet is a predetermined or unavoidable destiny. With Karma, you get back what you dish out. Fate is not that friendly. Savannah is a successful entrepreneur who hasn't forgotten the feeling of growing up poor, or all the drama and hurt that came along with it. She plans the perfect plot to avenge her past, fueled by the theory known as Karma. But what happens when you take Karma into your own hands and seek revenge by methods of sex, lies, and seduction? Fate steps in, knocks you off your high horse, and drags you back to the reality that you are not in control! Is it Karma or Kismet?
The Kept Woman
by Karin Slaughter
Available in Blount County's library: With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. Studying the body reveals that the extensive blood loss isn't from the corpse. Clues at the scene indicate there is another victim, one who will die if she isn't found soon. Unfortunately for Will, the site belongs to the city's most popular citizen: wealthy, powerful, and politically connected; a man who's already gotten away with rape, despite Will's exhaustive efforts to put him away. When evidence links Will's troubled past to the case, the consequences will wreak havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends... and even the suspects he pursues.
by Danielle Steel
Available in Blount County's library: It starts on a summer evening, with the kind of magic found only in Paris. Once a year, a lavish dinner takes place outside a spectacular landmark... a new setting each time. Chosen by secret invitation, the guests arrive dressed in white, with tables and chairs, white linens, flowers, fine china, sparkling crystal, and an elegant dinner. As the sun sets, thousands of candles are lit. And when the night is over, hundreds of white paper lanterns, each with a flame within, bearing everyone's fervent wishes, are released into the sky. Amid this wondrous White Dinner, a group of close friends stands at the cusp of change. They arrive as friends, but their paths will be set on dramatically different courses before the White Dinner ends.
Cheaper to Keep Her 5
by Kiki Swinson
Available in Hardin Valley's library: With her vicious gangsta ex, Bishop, closing in, Lynise is busting out of the FBI's safe house no matter what. But when she's betrayed by two Bureau agents, she nearly winds up in the ground for good. And flipping their deadly script plunges her into a serial killer's twisted world, where her body and soul fuel his most depraved fantasies. Now Lynise must push every dangerous button and work every deadly lie to play for time that's fast running out. And as Agent Sean Foster shatters rules and his career to find the woman he loves, Lynise won't let a little problem like survival stop her.
by Randy Wayne White
Available in Hardin Valley's library: After ten years of living life on the edge, it was hard for ex-CIA agent Doc Ford to get that addiction to danger out of his system. But spending each day in Florida, watching the sun melt into Dinkins Bay and the moon rise over the mangrove trees, cooking dinner for his beautiful neighbor, and dispensing advice to the locals over a cold beer lulled him into letting his guard down. Then Rafe Hollins appeared. How could Doc refuse his old friend's request -- even if it would put him back on the firing line and change forever the life he'd built here on Sanibel Island?
Kong: Skull Island - the Official Movie Novelization
by Tim Lebbon
Available in Magnolia Avenue's library: At the end of the Vietnam War a team of experts are gathered by a government agency called Monarch. Their assignment is simple: to embark on a scientific expedition and map out an uncharted island. What should be a straightforward mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man as they disturb Kong and awaken the titanic forces of nature.
The Great Wall - the Official Movie Novelization
by Mark Morris
Publication Date: 2017-02-21
Available in Blount County's library: When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within The Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of our world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront this unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.
Available in Strawberry Plains' library: Dr. Imani Grant isn't looking for love, but when she's called upon to be a bridesmaid for one of her best friends, she comes face to face with the man who broke her heart ten years ago. Xavier Whitted may be just as handsome and charming as she remembers, but their knee-trembling kiss on the beach won't change a thing... Except it changed everything. Now Xavier is back in her life and determined to win her heart. And, though Imani harbors a secret that could put both their blossoming careers in jeopardy, she's finding it harder and harder to keep her distance.
Brighter Than the Sun
by Maya Banks
Available in Strawberry Plains' library: As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he's assigned to, but when it comes to love, he'll keep his distance. Zoe's had nothing but heartbreak in her life, and she's determined to start over with a completely new identity, thanks to her college friend, Rusty Kelly. But it's the gorgeous smile and tender words of Joe Kelly that begin to weaken her resolve to never risk her heart again. And Joe will have to put everything on the line to save Zoe, when secrets of her past resurface-and threaten to tear them apart.
What We Find
by Robyn Carr
Available in Division Street's library: Under extreme pressure, neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan knows she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can do that is Sullivan's Crossing (named for Maggie's great-grandfather). She relishes the opportunity to indulge in this simple way of life, but then Maggie's world is rocked and she must take responsibility for the Crossing. When a quiet and serious-looking hiker, Cal Jones, offers to lend a hand, Maggie is suspicious of his motives--until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.
by Christine Feehan
Available in Division Street's library: For five years, Viktor Prakenskii has put his life on hold in order to take down the world's most feared motorcycle club from the inside. But his experiences with the club have brought his traumatic past roaring back. And there's only one cure: to see the wife he left behind... Blythe Daniels thought she'd never see Viktor again after he murdered her stepfather and left without a word. She rebuilt her life without him, becoming a personal trainer and physical therapist. But when Viktor comes back to Sea Haven, he'll make Blythe question everything she thought she knew about good and evil--and the dark desires of the heart.
by Lori Foster
Available in Hardin Valley's library: Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size--skills he put to good use first in the MMA cage and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience life--going to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge bodyguard shadowing her every move. Pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat, and when danger strikes, it's not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that's real, raw and absolutely against the rules.
by Jamie Pope
Available in Strawberry Plains' library: In one shattering instant, schoolteacher Cassandra Miller lost everything that mattered to her. Stricken with guilt and sorrow, she has no reason to care about tomorrow. The last person Cass wants help from is Wylie, the man she wants to forget. An ex-Marine, Wylie Everett has always loved Cass. In childhood, Wylie Everett was her cherished best friend. In adulthood, he was the secret lover who left her without explanation. He walked away believing he could never be good enough for her. But he’s never stopped regretting his decision. Now, helping her heal is the only way he can make amends, and hopefully make up for lost time.
Starting over on Blackberry Lane
by Sheila Roberts
Available in Hardin Valley's library: Stefanie Stahl has a husband with renovation ADD. He can't seem to finish anything he starts and her house is littered with his "projects." Her friend Griffin James is suddenly single and thinking maybe she needs to sell her fixer-upper and follow her career bliss up the ladder of success. Getting her place ready to sell proves harder than she originally thought. She needs help. Cass Wilkes has an empty nest--with a leaking roof. When Grant Masters offers his handyman services at a fund-raiser auction, the three women go in together to outbid the competition and win their man.
How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days
by Kerrelyn Sparks
Available in Strawberry Plains' library: As one of the Embraced (one born with magical powers) the beautiful Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, 19 years later, her father has returned with a frightening request: He will be executed unless Luciana returns and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast. Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast (Lord Leo). Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo's immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men, but Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them.