ELLINWOOD — “Iron House” by John Hart. When an older boy is brutally killed at the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, Michael makes the ultimate sacrifice to protect his brother. He flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him. Now, two decades later, Michael wants a chance to start fresh, and to build a family of his own. But he must first find his lost brother, and return to the Iron House of their childhood, to the place where it all began.
Also by John Hart, “The King of Lies.” “Work” Pickens mindlessly holds together his life, with a failing law practice, a distant wife, and a fragile sister, and a father who is missing. When his father’s body is discovered, Work and his sister become prime suspects. Fearing the worst, Work launches his own investigation, and he fights to save his sister, clear his name, and regain the love of the woman to whom he gave his heart so many years before.
“Got The Look” by James Grippando FBI agent Andie Henning is tracking a ruthless kidnapper plaguing south Florida. But at every turn, he has slipped through her net. This time he’s asking for a ransom of $1 million. The stakes go up when Andie finds the woman dead. Enter Jack Syteck, who discovers his missing girlfriend is the latest kidnapping victim, and he could come face to face with a madman.
“The Caged Graves” by Dianne K. Salerni. The year is 1867, and Verity Boone is returning to her birthplace, Catawissa, Pennsylvania. But her homecoming isn’t all she expected, and a horrifying surprise awaits her. There are two graves enclosed in iron cages just outside the local cemetery’s walls, and Verity is determined to find out why. Her search uncovers town secrets, disturbing family history, and leads her into mortal danger.
Two Morganville Vampire Series titles by Rachel Caine, “Bitter Blood” and “Fall of Night.” In bitter Blood, for years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to coexist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within.
In “Fall of Night,” vampires and humans alike in Morganville have big-time problems. When students Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble.
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian for the Ellinwood School/Community Library.