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The goldfinch: [a novel]
Par Donna Tartt. 2013
Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise…tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. Bestseller. Pulitzer Prize winner. 2013.
The games (Private series. #12.)
Par James Patterson, Mark T Sullivan. 2016
Also published as "Private Rio". Two years ago Jack Morgan - the head of the renowned worldwide investigation firm Private…- was in charge of security for the World Cup in Bazil. During the championship final, the action nearly spilled from the field into the stands. Fortunately, Jack and his team averted disaster on football's biggest stage. Now he has returned to Rio to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, the threats come fast and furious as Jack discovers that someone is trying to sabotage the games. A lethal plan put in motion during the World Cup is set to decimate Rio, and turn the Olympics from a worldwide celebration into a horrifying spectacle. Bestseller. 2016.
The great alone
Par Kristin Hannah. 2018
Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move…to Kaneq, Alaska. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. Bestseller. 2018.
The gods of guilt (Mickey Haller. #5.)
Par Michael Connelly. 2013
Defense attorney Mickey Haller learns that a former client - a prostitute he thought he had put on the straight…and narrow path - had returned to her old life in L.A. when she was murdered. Haller blames himself for her death. Bestseller. 2013.
The gifted: a Joanne Kilbourn mystery (Joanne Kilbourn mysteries. #14.)
Par Gail Bowen. 2013
Jo and Zack are both proud and a little concerned when their youngest daughter Taylor has two paintings chosen for…a high-level fund-raising auction. One they've seen; the other, Taylor has carefully guarded in her studio. When the hidden painting is finally revealed it sparks a new kind of relationship between Taylor and her model, and becomes the centre of a series of troubling incidents. Includes sex and violence. c2013.
The gathering storm: Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time (Wheel of time. #12.)
Par Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson. 2009
Rand al’Thor struggles with internal conflict while seeking to unite the fractured kingdoms for Tarmon Gai’don, the last battle. Meanwhile…Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, tries to mend the divisions. Sequel to “Knife of dreams”. Followed by “Towers of Midnight». 2009.
The girl who was Saturday night
Par Heather O'Neill. 2014
Gorgeous twins Noushcka and Nicolas Tremblay live with their grandfather Loulou in a tiny, sordid apartment on St. Laurent Boulevard.…Hopelessly promiscuous, wildly funny and infectiously charming, they are also the children of the legendary Québécois folksinger Étienne Tremblay, who was as famous for his brilliant lyrics about working-class life as he was for his philandering bon vivant lifestyle and his fall from grace. Known by the public since they were children, the two siblings have never been allowed to be ordinary. On the eve of their twentieth birthday, the twins’ self-destructive shenanigans catch up with them when Noushcka agrees to be beauty queen in the local St. Jean Baptiste Day parade. The media spotlight returns, and the attention of a relentless journalist exposes the cracks in the family’s relationships. Bestseller. 2014.
Par Don Winslow. 2017
Denny Malone is the "King of Manhattan North," a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of "Da…Force," an elite special unit. Only a few know that Malone is a dirty cop. Now he's in a trap and must walk the thin line. Bestseller. 2017.
The first quarter of the moon
Par Michel Tremblay. 1994
Marcel and his cousin experience the mystical arrival of summer on the final day of exams at Ecole Saint-Stanislas. While…Marcel is in the class for "slow learners," his cousin is part of the "gifted" program. It is only towards the end of exams that Marcel's cousin recognizes Marcel's own special type of genius. Sequel to "The fat woman next door is pregnant." 1994. Uniform title: Premier quartier de la lune.
The forgotten: a Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novel (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mystery. #13.)
Par Faye Kellerman. 2001
Hate crime leads to murder after a small synagogue is vandalized. As Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD detective Peter…Decker, investigate, they learn their son, Jacob, knows the teenage suspect, Ernesto Golding. Then Golding and his therapist are found dead. Some strong language. Bestseller. Sequel to "Stalker", followed by "Stone kiss". 2001.
The fortunate brother
Par Donna Morrissey. 2016
Kyle is still mourning his dead older brother, Chris. But soon the murder and drowning of a local bully, Clar…Gillard, proves more than distracting as the police cordon off the Now house. The victim's blood was found on the family's pier, and suspicion falls first on Clar's alienated wife, then in the Now family. Behind the turmoil is the quieter but no less intense drama of the aftermath of Chris's death. Father Sylvanus Now drowns his sorrow in a bottle, and mother Addie is facing breast cancer. Tension exists between Kyle and Sylvie Now, unresolved as long as Kyle fails to confront his anger over his sister's role in getting Chris a job on the oil rig. As the mystery of who killed Clar Gillard unfolds, other deeper secrets are revealed. Bestseller. Winner of the 2017 Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award and the 2017 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award.. 2016.
The fireman: [a novel]
Par Joe Hill. 2016
When a bizarre virulent plague breaks out in the world's major cities, causing victims to spontaneously combust, a dedicated nurse…resolves to survive until her baby is born, and receives protection from a mysterious infected man who uses his fire symptoms to help others. Bestseller. 2016.
The fallen (Amos Decker. #4.)
Par David Baldacci. 2018
There's something going on in Baronville, Pennsylvania, that might be the canary in the coal mine for the rest of…the country. Decker and Jamison must pull out all the stops to solve their latest case. Bestseller. Sequel to "The fix". 2018.
The favorite sister: a novel
Par Jessica Knoll. 2018
When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the…producers never expect the season will end in murder. Brett's the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio--and her recent engagement to her girlfriend--has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates. Kelly, Brett's older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now--a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret. Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends--and resentment soon breeds contempt. Lauren, the start-up world's darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers' recovery narrative--everyone loves a comeback story. And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off. Bestseller. 2018.
The family gathering (Sullivan's Crossing. #3.)
Par Robyn Carr. 2018
Dakota Jones is the second youngest of four children who had a difficult upbringing living with parents who struggle with…mental illness. He escaped his family as soon as he could by joining the military. Now, after several tours of duty he has been discharged. He has nowhere to go and no solid plans for the future. Refusing to return home to his parents he arrives in Sullivan's Crossing where his brother Cal and sister Sierra have each experienced the healing power of the place and its people. Nestled at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails, the area attracts those looking for answers or direction or a new lease on life. Dakota will come to terms with his less-than-perfect family and will plant the roots he's never had. Bestseller. Sequel to "Any day now". 2018.
The fat woman next door is pregnant: a novel
Par Michel Tremblay. 1981
It is May 2, 1942 in Montreal. All the women on Rue Fabre are pregnant; the fat woman next door…is pregnant with the author himself. Tremblay has created the period in which many of the well-known characters in his plays were born. Prequel to "The first quarter of the moon" (DC15399). Canada Reads 2009. 1981. Uniform title: La grosse femme d'à côté est enceinte.
The fifth witness: a novel (Mickey Haller ; #4)
Par Michael Connelly. 2011
Defense attorney Mickey Haller, from "The Lincoln Lawyer", now focuses on foreclosure work. But when his client Lisa Trammel is…accused of murdering the banker who has been trying to take her house, Mickey once again has a high-profile case. Bestseller. 2011.
The fault in our stars
Par John Green. 2013
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis, until a chance meeting with a boy…at a cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life. For senior high readers. 2013.
The fifth mountain (P. S. Series)
Par Paulo Coelho, Clifford E Landers. 1998
In the ninth century B.C., the Phoenician princess Jezebel orders the execution of all the Israelite prophets who refuse to…obey her gods. Elijah seeks safety in the land of Zarephath, where he unexpectedly finds true love with a young widow. But this newfound rapture is to be cut short, and Elijah sees all of his hopes and dreams erased as he is swept into a whirlwind of events that threatens his very existence. c1998. Uniform title: Quinta montanha.
The escape artist
Par Brad Meltzer. 2018
Nola Brown's body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military…base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. Bestseller. 2018.