Select Editions Author:Readers Digest Autumn Blue Karen Harter — Sidney Walker is doing her best at raising her three children alone. But lately her sweet teenage son, Ty has become broodingly angry. When the deputy sheriff arrests Ty and later invades their home with a search warrant connected with another crime, Sidney is overwhelmed. As much as she wants to believe her son is inno... more »cent, the evidence is too strong to ignore.
As autumn rolls across the landscape, Sidney fights to save her son from himself and to renew his hope. She finds that she is not as alone as she thinks. The solution just may be in the most unlikely of people.
Bad Luck and Trouble Lee Child
Now on his own for 10 years, Reacher has an ATM card and the clothes on his back?no phone, no ties, and no address?he's a hard man to find. A loner, comfortable in his anonymity and solitude.
Performing the impossible isn't so difficult for Frances Neagley, who manages to locate Reacher by using a signal only the eight members of their elite team of army investigators would know. She tells Reacher a harrowing story about the brutal death of a one of their own. Soon they reunite with the survivors of their old team and race to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that grows more opaque with every new piece of information. With lives at stake, the team falls back together with apparent ease; their motto still holding true: You do not mess with the Special Investigators.
Tallgrass Sandra Dallas
Tallgrass, Sandra?s seventh novel, is the story of a 13-year-old girl whose Colorado farm family lives next to Tallgrass, a Japanese relocation camp, during World War II. Rennie?s life already has been touched by the war. A brother is in the army, a sister works at a defense plant in Denver. But the girl comes face-to-face with the disruption of war when the internment camp is opened near her town. After one of her friends is brutally murdered, Rennie learns first-hand about the fear and bigotry caused by war. In an account that is gripping but also has its droll moments, Rennie also understands that decency and human dignity transcend evil, that the human heart triumphs. ?Tallgrass,? Rennie says, ?became our own personal war.?
Winter?s Child Margaret Maron
On a straight stretch of North Carolina highway, in a land of military families, double-wide trailers, and fading farms, a wife beater and miscreant is found shot to death in his pickup truck with beer cans around his body. For Judge Deborah Knott, it means her husband of one month, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, has a mystery to unravel. Then from across state lines, Dwight gets an urgent phone call from his son -- a boy who needs his dad even more than Dwight can know. While his colleagues pursue the murder case, Dwight soon finds himself standing in his ex-wife's chaste bedroom, exploring her world of volunteer work for an antebellum historical society and friendships with women who were her best friends in high school. The problem is, for all her social connections and deep, far-reaching Southern roots, she has disappeared into thin air. Deciding to join her husband, Deborah travels to Virginia. Now, as a stranger in another woman's house, she sees a side of Dwight she never knew, contends with feelings she doesn't want to confront, and senses something dangersous stalking a boy and his mother. But while she and Dwight pry open the most intimate secrets of a life, the one thing Deborah is not prepared for is the ferocious darkness lurking just beneath the surface of a seemingly genteel life -- or the danger that is waiting just for her« less