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Books of the Month

  • Shadow

 The Puppy Place Series

By, Ellen Miles

This series is a favorite of one of our young readers.

From the back of the book:

   Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find that perfect forever home.

   When the Petersons meet Shadow, they know he is special. He’s a cute black Lab, and he is extremely smart. Everyone agrees that Shadow will be the perfect puppy for someone. But where will this talented pup do the most good?

  • The Lost

By, Natasha Preston

I haven’t read this book, but it looks as though it would be an exciting read.

From the back of the book:

In Piper’s hometown, teenagers keep disappearing, and everyone assumes they’re just a bunch of runaways. But when yet another person vanishes, Piper and her best friend, Hazel, suspect something more sinister is going on.

So they decide to investigate, determined to learn the truth. Their search for answers leads them to the source of the missing people…and their captors. Piper and Hazel suddenly find themselves locked away in a secluded building in the middle of a privately owned forest.

But the building isn’t only meant to keep them imprisoned; every room is a test to see if they can make it out alive. 

  • Double Cross

By, Diann Mills

I have read this book and am currently reading the whole series (the library has all three books).

This has everything a crime drama requires but with some twists thrown in to keep you guessing. 

FBI Agent Laurel Evertson’s investigating a scam targeting elderly dementia patients. This leads her to a felon, Morton Wilmington, that she put away on her last undercover assignment. Throw in a police officer, Daniel Hilton,whose very feisty grandparents have been scammed and you have your main characters.  (I seriously love Gran, she’s my favorite character in the book)

As the unlikely trio uncovers disturbing evidence suggesting the scam is more deadly than they imagined, Laurel and Daniel find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Together they must decide if they can trust Wilmington’s claims of redemption, or if he’s leading them straight into a double cross. 

The characters are well-developed and interesting and the story moves quickly. Overall, it’s a genuinely good story. 

Parts of this were taken from the back of the book.


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