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Check it out @ the Library May 9th

Throw Me to the Wolves by Patrick McGuinness. A Good Enough Mother by Bev Thomas. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley.

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Throw Me to the Wolves by Patrick McGuinness.  In the wake of Brexit, a young woman is found dead in the Thames, and her neighbor looks to be a prime suspect.  A shy, eccentric loner with expensive tastes and fastidious dress, he seems to be ready made for the media to vilify him.  Across the interview table from the suspect, two detectives ponder the case, one who hasn’t seen the retired teacher in close to thirty years.  As ex-pupils and former colleagues come out of the woodwork to speak against the accused, Detective Ander will have to come to grips with his own past as a student at Chapelton College during the peak of anti-Irish sentiment.

A Good Enough Mother by Bev Thomas.  Years of experience as a psychotherapist have helped her career, but nothing so far has helped Ruth Hartland with the disappearance of her son Tom.  A difficult and somewhat frail child, Tom never really fit in anywhere, and his simply vanishing a year and a half ago has left Ruth with a perpetual feeling of waiting.  When a new patient comes to her, looking exactly like her missing son, Ruth vows to help him as best she can.  All too soon, however, she finds her own feelings conflicting with her professional judgement, and terrible secrets lurk just out of sight.

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley.  Continuing a holiday tradition they’ve kept up since their days at Oxford, a group of friends decides to spend the Christmas break this year at a secluded estate in the Scottish Highlands.  Arriving just ahead of a record-breaking blizzard on December 30th, they soon find themselves cut off from the outside world.  Beginning with the best of intentions, soon a decade of resentment begins to fester and even the nostalgia of bygone days can’t hold their now tenuous connections.  During the raucous New Year’s Eve celebration one person ends up dead, and someone in their small group is the killer, now those remaining must decide who can still be trusted.

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