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The Witness by Sandra Brown DB40616
Kendall is put in a witness protection program after witnessing a terrible crime. There is a bad storm on the way back to South Carolina and an accident happens involving the car in which Kendall is riding. One officer is dead and another, John suffers from amnesia. At the hospital, rather than tell the doctor the truth, Kendall claims John is her husband. Kendall plans to escape the hospital and go on the run. John catches up to her and goes with her. Kendall and John live together as husband and wife (John still has no memory) and a romance begins. Kendall keeps in touch with a friend back home and finds out the perpetrators of the crime, have escaped jail and are looking for her. She has to leave John and go on the run.
If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss DB91901
Sadie is seventeen and pregnant, living in the hills of North Carolina. She marries the father of her baby who is abusive. A new teacher, Kate Shaw, has come to hills, she finds the area backward and full of quirky characters such as Birdie Rocas, who has a crow for a pet. Then there is Prudence Perkins, sister to Rev. Eli Perkins, who brought Kate to the area. Prudence is unhappy that her brother is so welcoming to Kate Shaw. She is so much against her brother’s happiness with the schoolteacher that she steals one of Kate’s letters from the post office. She hopes to get the dirt on Miss Shaw. Join these characters as each tells the story of the Appalachian town of Baines Creek from their point of view.
The President’s Daughter by James Patterson DB103817
President Matt Keating orders Navy SEALS to kill Asim Al-Sheed and collect evidence against him. A building explodes while the SEALS are on the mission and Asim Al-Sheed’s wife and children are killed. Asim avenges this act by kidnapping Matt Keating’s daughter. Matt Keating is no longer president, so he and several others set out to rescue his daughter. This is a fast-paced thriller with plenty of action.