Amy

Amy works as our events coordinator and lots more.  She's great with the kids' books and enjoys historical fiction and mysteries. Come say 'hi' - soon you'll feel like old friends. 

Number One Chinese Restaurant: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250229328
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Published: Picador - June 4th, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it is like behind the scenes of a family that lives together, works together, and socializes together?

Jimmy Han has never been happy running the restaurant made famous by his late father; he's decided to close it down and purchase a fancier restaurant in downtown Washington D.C. with a view of the Potomac River. To raise the cash for this venture, he's hired a sexy real estate agent to sell the family mansion.

Working at the restaurant are family members and longtime Duck House employees.

Hovering over all of them is Uncle Pang, a mysterious, nine-fingered godfather who might hold the key to their futures.

Number One Chinese Restaurant emphasizes family loyalty between two generations. Even though they all face drastic changes in their lives, they love, hate, and make sacrifices that keep their families together.


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Baby Teeth: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250170767
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 16th, 2019

This is a debut novel that is captivating, creepy, and bone chilling.

Stay-at-home mom Suzette has her hands full trying to connect with her daughter, Hanna.

Hanna is seven years old and she cannot or will not speak. On top of that, Suzette can’t shake the feeling that Hanna, her own daughter, despises her.

Suzette’s ex-husband, Alex, wants to believe her versions of Hanna’s unusual behavior, but he has never seen it firsthand. Hanna displays only love and affection for him and that drives Suzette crazy. Maybe Hanna is just a typical, young girl, but it seems that she loves her Daddy, Alex and hates her Mommy, Suzette.

This is a tale that unfolds in alternating chapters from the perspectives of Hanna and Suzette. Suzette’s chapters convey her fear, anger, frustration, and desperation. Hanna’s chapters show her perspective and desire to ‘fix’ things. She sees Suzette as the only thing standing in the way of complete devotion of her father, Alex, and she plots ways to step up her game against Mommy.

If you are into chilling, psychological thrillers about evil, creepy children, this is the novel for you.


Wild and Crooked Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547600021
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 4th, 2019

This is a mystery novel about Kalyn-Rose and Gus, and how their stories are tragically intertwined even before they knew each other. 


The memory of a murder keeps the small Kentucky town of Samsboro divided. Kalyn-Rose’s family has never been forgiven for the murder of a local golden boy decades earlier, her own father accused and convicted of the crime. Gay, impoverished, and feminist, Kalyn-Rose is a frequent target of harassment. On the opposite side of the class divide, Gus has cerebral palsy and is often called “the disabled kid,” or “the kid whose dad got murdered.” When a budding friendship begins between these two, their pasts begin to threaten everything. Can they overcome prejudice and discover who Gus’ father’s real killer is?


She Lies in Wait: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984818065
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 2019

Get ready for a chilling mystery...

Seven teenagers go camping on a hot July night in 1983. Six came out alive and formed a shaky alliance to keep their secrets. When the skeleton is discovered decades later, the now middle-age survivors confront their histories, decisions, and dark suspicions that the killer is much closer than they ever imagined.

Detective Jonah Sheens is put on the cold case and will bring the six back together to relive that horrible night.


 

If you are looking for a new series to read, this is book one and there are already two more Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens books in the works.


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The Escape Room: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250219657
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 30th, 2019

In this debut psychological thriller, four hyper-competitive Wall Streeters rush to a meeting at corporate headquarters on a weekend eve. They are forced into a team-building exercise requiring an escape room challenge in a locked elevator. 


They soon find out the game is more than just for fun, it’s a game of revenge and of survival, filled with puzzles revealing terrible secrets the team has kept hidden for the chance at success.  As tempers flare and accusations fly, things start to turn deadly.

I really enjoyed The Escape Room. It is clever, fast-paced and full of twists and turns. If you are a fan of the thriller genre, you should definitely read this one.


Alice's Island: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501171956
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Published: Atria Books - April 16th, 2019

Alice is a mother of one and pregnant with another, when her husband Chris, dies in a car crash.

Chris was in a place he was not supposed to be, which has left Alice with many questions.

Alice begins pursuing her many questions and wants answers. What has Chris been hiding from his family? Her quest brings her to Robin Island just off Cape Cod. As She gradually inches closer to Chris’s secrets, she starts to realize things are not always  as they seem.

This mystery is a psychological page turner and is full of family drama.


Her One Mistake Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501198328
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Published: Gallery Books - July 16th, 2019

Her One Mistake is a psychological mystery that covers every parents worst nightmare, a child gone in the blink of an eye.

Harriet had never been separated from her four year old daughter Alice since she had been born. Harriet was a stay at home mom who hadn’t trusted anyone with her precious daughter until now.

Charlotte is Harriet’s best friend and they are about as opposite as can be. With three children of her own, Charlotte volunteers to take Alice with them to the school fair so Harriet can take a class that afternoon. With four kids in tow, Charlotte heads to the fair where the children begin to play. When her own children return from a ride without Alice, Charlotte is devastated when there is no sign of Alice.

There are plenty of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. You will be jumping to the wrong conclusions until the end. - I loved it! 


Girls Like Us Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525535805
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 2nd, 2019

This is an engaging page-turner about FBI agent Nell Flynn and her search for the truth. When her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, dies in a motorcycle accident, Nell heads back home for the first time in 10 years. 

The story is told in Nell’s first-person perspective. You will join Nell on her journey to find out the truth about her father and the town. Nell is trying to solve several mysteries, and even if she’s unsure if she’ll like the answer, she’s determined to do what’s right. 

If you like mysteries and stories that feature badass women protagonists, you’ll want to read this one ASAP.


The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250304865
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 25th, 2019

Connie Goodwin is a Boston based professor of colonial history and a descendent of witches. She is about to receive tenure at Northwestern University in Massachusetts when an old curse is about to rear its head that will threaten the life of the man she loves. 

Connie must race to solve the mystery that generations of women before her have failed to resolve. Along the way, there are flash-backs through American history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women.

This is a book that is filled with American history, witchcraft, magic, mystery, romance, and a curse, all rolled into one beautiful, witchy story.


Jimmy Quinn Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781947309296
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Published: Deeds Publishing - May 29th, 2018

If you like to read local historical fiction novels, Jimmy Quinn is a great choice. This is book one of the Traverse City State Hospital Series.

This is an interesting story about a psychology intern, Henry Merchartt,  who comes to the State Hospital to study the relationships of the patients, staff, and local community.

When a mysterious string of vandalism begins to occur, Henry tries to solve the mystery of what is happening.

Through it all, Henry develops a bond with one of the patient’s, Jimmy Quinn.

This is a story of fraternal love and human compassion.