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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 1:00 am

New library books

The following works of fiction are new at the Shawnee branch of the Allen County Public Library.

“The Escape Room” by Megan Goldin

Ordered to participate in a corporate team-building exercise that requires them to escape from a locked elevator, four ruthless Wall Street high-flyers struggle to put aside rivalries shaped by workplace intimidation, deception and sexual harassment.

“The Need” by Helen Phillips

A subversive speculative thriller about a mother of two young children who, by confronting a masked intruder in her home, slips into an existential rabbit hole where she grapples with the dualities of motherhood – joy and dread, longing and suffocation.

“Someone We Know” by Shari Lapena

In a quiet suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses – and into the owners' computers – and causing a stir by learning and sharing the residents' secrets, until a murder causes the tension to reach a breaking point.

“Lady in the Lake” by Laura Lippman

A divorced reporter in racially torn 1966 Baltimore triggers unanticipated consequences for vulnerable community members while investigating the murder of an African-American party girl.

“The Last Book Party” by Karen Dukess

Attending an early summer gathering at a famed journalist's Cape Cod home, Eve Rosen, an aspiring writer stuck in a low-level job, discovers uncomfortable truths about the literary world she has been so desperate to join.