NEW ON OUR SHELVES for June are the following offerings from John Connolly, Alex Barclay, Debbie Macomber, Peter Robinson and Harlan Coben.
A Song of Shadows
by John Connolly
GRIEVOUSLY WOUNDED but unbroken, private investigator Charlie Parker faces the darkest of forces in a case with its roots in the Second World War and a concentration camp unlike any other… Recovering from a near-fatal shooting, and tormented by memories of a world beyond this one, Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to recover. There he befriends Ruth Winter and her young daughter.
But Ruth has her secrets. Old atrocities are about to be unearthed and old sinners will kill to hide their sins. Now Parker is about to risk his life to defend a woman he barely knows, one who fears him as much as she fears those who are coming for her.
His enemies believe him to be vulnerable. Fearful. Solitary. But they are wrong. Parker is far from afraid, and far from alone.
by Alex Barclay
IN THE GAME of vengeance, FBI Special Agent Ren Bryce holds a killer hand but dark times lie ahead when she takes on a depraved serial killer fuelled by a warped sense of justice. A master of evasion, each life he takes ramps up Ren’s obsession with finding him.
Then one victim changes everything and brings Ren face to face with a detective whose life was destroyed by the same pursuit. Together can they defeat this monster? Or will he take them both down?
A Girl’s Guide to Moving On
by Debbie Macomber
WHEN LEANNE and her daughter-in-law Nicole went through divorces at the same time. they compiled a list to help them move on from the heartbreak. Now, two years later, these unlikely best friends have managed to pick up the pieces, and love is on the cards for them both.
Leanne’s friendship with Nikolai, one of her language students, has deepened into something more meaningful. And Nichole has finally allowed herself to trust a man again. Rocco is the complete opposite of her ex-husband, and though he is a little rough around the edges, he has a heart of gold. But just when it seems the have figured it all out, life throws up more challenges, putting their hard-won contentment at risk….
No Cure For Love
by Peter Robinson
AS A DETECTIVE in the LAPD Threat Management Unit, Arvo Hughes has dealt with every kind of stalker there is – and in 1990s Hollywood he is not short of work. Tasked with finding out who has been sending unsettling anonymous letters to beautiful TV star Sarah Broughton, Arvo expects this case to be nothing out of the ordinary – until the actress discovers a strangely mutilated body left in the sand outside her beach house.
Certain that Sarah’s stalker must have met her before, Arvo realises his only chance to catch the killer before he gets closer to Sarah is to delve into her past. But nothing is straightforward in this case, and the squeaky-clean star seems to be keeping all memories of a shady history locked away.
by Harlan Coben
ADAM PRICE has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream – a big house, a good job, a perfect life. But then he meets a stranger in a bar. And he learns a devastating secret about his wife.
With the mirage of perfection shattered, Adam finds himself caught up in something far darker than he realised. And if he doesn’t make the right moves, the conspiracy he has stumbled into will not only ruin lives but end them too.