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The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff DB94677
London, England 1943: Eleanor Trigg is in charge of training women to be radio operators, among other things for the French Resistance. Marie is recruited because of her knowledge of the French language. Marie faces many dangers, once placed on French soil.
New York 1946: Grace Healey, war widow cuts through Grand Central Station on her way to work. She notices a suitcase pushed under a bench. No one is around and thinking someone has lost it, Grace looks inside and finds photos of several young women with names written on them. Impulsively, she takes the photos. Who were these women? This sends Grace on a quest to find out who they were and what happened to them.
First Lady by James Patterson DB94124
The president is caught with another woman. The First Lady, to escape the stress and questions, goes out to ride her horse. She disappears. The secret service has lost her. The chief of staff hearing of the president’s affair, is concerned about the chance of reelection in the upcoming election, weeks away. The White House receives a ransom note. Everyone is trying hard to find the First Lady before the press gets wind of it. Everyone is hoping for her safe return except for one person. This mystery will keep you guessing as to the outcome of the story.
The Wives by Tarryn Fisher (available through Bridges)
Thursday is the second wife in a polygamous relationship. Her husband, Seth sees her only on Thursday, since the other two wives live in another city. Thursday tries to be the complainant wife, so he loves her more. Curious after a time, Thursday seeks out the other two wives on social media. The more she digs into their lives, the more convinced she is Seth is being untruthful. This is a fast-paced thriller with a surprise at every turn.