Here are the top 10 fiction titles borrowed from the Lynn Public Library in 2017
1. Never Never, by James Patterson
Never assume you know someone. Harry Blue is the top sex crimes investigator in her department. She’s a seasoned professional who’s seen it all. But even she didn’t see this coming: her brother arrested for the grisly murders of three beautiful young women.
2. Cross The Line, by James Patterson
In all of Alex Cross’s years with homicide, Washington, DC, has never been more dangerous. After shots pierce the tranquil night calm of Rock Creek Park, a man is dead. What looks at first like road rage, might be something more sinister. But Alex has only just begun asking questions when he’s called across town to investigate a new murder, one that hits close to home: the city’s chief of detectives.
3. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
Ove is a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
4. The Whistler, by John Grisham
We expect judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, protect litigants’ rights, punish those who do wrong, and oversee the flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe?
5. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with many years of experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is black, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request. But the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
6. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
One afternoon in California, Bert Cousins arrives at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly, setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.
7. No Man’s Land, by David Baldacci
Special Agent John Puller, combat veteran and the army’s most tenacious investigator, is back. Puller’s mother, Jackie, vanished 30 years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was a child. Paul Rogers has been in prison for 10 years, but before that, he was at Fort Monroe. One night three decades ago, Puller’s and Rogers’ worlds collided with devastating results, and the truth has been buried ever since. Until now.
8. Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel, by Lee Child
In the latest Jack Reacher novel, it’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal. In the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Two other men are in the classroom, an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is first-rate, off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out.
9. Missing: a Private Novel, by James Patterson
Even for private investigations, it’s tough to find a man who doesn’t exist. Craig Gisto has promised Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn’t be difficult to find. Except it’s not just the man who’s gone missing. Despite the most advanced technology at their disposal, they find every trace of him has vanished too.
10. Since We Fell, by Dennis Lehane
The novel follows former journalist Rachel Childs, who, after an on-air mental breakdown, lives as a shut-in. But in all other respects, she enjoys a great life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. Lured into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.
Source: Lynn Public Library, Barnes and Noble.