Wednesday, November 23, 2016


What’s new on the fiction shelves of the Monrovia Public Library? The answer: some of the best-reviewed novels this year. Here are titles that indeed tell you that there is something for everyone.

Fan favorite Harlan Coben has a new thriller, the 11th in the Myron Bolitar series. In Home, the author returns to the prized plot device of how a past crime finds a solution in the present. Two boys that were kidnapped years before have been spotted and Bolitar must not only find them but unravel what happened to them. From page one this thriller grabs readers and keeps them focused until the very end.

Author Brit Bennett recently said she wanted to “just depict ordinary black life.” She achieves that in The Mothers, a coming of age novel about a young woman named Nadia who realizes that she is living too many clichés and is looking for a way out. The mothers of the title are numerous and stand in as surrogates for the mother Nadia lost and the mother that Nadia is to become. Beautifully written, this debut novel will captivate readers.

When a travel writer on a cruise ship thinks a woman has been thrown overboard, she desperately discovers that the passengers are accounted for and everyone thinks she is crazy. With a theme right out of Agatha Christie, The Woman in Cabin Ten by Ruth Ware is a page-turning thriller with lots of twists and turns. 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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