New Releases – Week of August 3
A chilling ghost story, a heartwarming YA novel and an adorable K-9 mystery are the Shelf Pleasure picks for the best new books of the week. You may want to seriously consider canceling your plans this week and reading them all!
Sometimes you need a good old-fashioned ghost story and Adcock’s debut novel ratchets up the suspense in this twisty, fast-paced read about two women, one in present day Texas and the other at the turn of the 20th century. Bridget is a stay-at-home mom raising her daughter in a quiet suburb when she feels a disturbing presence in her home. But why can’t anyone else sense it? Meanwhile, on a farm in 1902, Rebecca’s decision to ignore her husband and focus her attention solely on her child will have horrifying consequences. Both women must decide how far they’re willing to go for the sake of love and family….
This YA novel with heart will appeal to the entire family. Jordyn’s brother Phillip is autistic and when he is sent to her school, Jordyn doesn’t want anyone to know that she is related to the weird kid who gets bullied. But keeping secrets means keeping away from her friends. And when Jordyn develops a serious crush on football star Alex, she is faced with quite the dilemma. Can she trust Alex enough to open her heart and tell him the truth about her family?
When a tornado hits Fort Worth, everything in the city, including police officer Megan Luz’s car, is turned upside down. Gangs and looters fill the streets. And it’s up to Megan and Brigit, her K-9 partner, to restore order. After a confrontation with a gang doesn’t go according to plan and Megan is forced to let them go, she is determined to bring them to justice. Especially the one who happens to be a murder suspect. Brigit and Megan better find their killer—before he finds them first.
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