Off the shelves


“The Maid”

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Fiction: “The Maid” by Nita Prose

Molly Dunn’s orderly life as a hotel maid is turned on its head the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what’s happening, Molly’s odd demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect, and she finds herself in a web of subtext and nuance she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, a medley of friends she didn’t realize she had refuses to let her be charged with murder — but will they be able to discover the real killer before it’s too late?

“The Betrayal of Anne Frank”

Nonfiction: “The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation” by Rosemary Sullivan

Who betrayed Anne Frank and her family? And why? Despite the many works devoted to Anne’s story, none has ever conclusively explained how these eight people managed to live in hiding undetected for over two years — and who or what finally brought the Nazis to their door. Pankoke and a team of investigators pored over tens of thousands of pages of documents — some never before seen — and interviewed scores of descendants of people familiar with the Franks. They pieced together the months leading to the infamous arrest — and came to a shocking conclusion. — adapted from jacket

“You’ve Reached Sam”

Youth: “You’ve Reached” Sam by Dustin Thao

Julie, 17, fell in love with Sam the day she met him and planned to attend college with him. But Sam died, and getting rid of his things, trying to erase him from her life is not working. So, desperate to hear his voice one more time, Julie calls his cellphone expecting to hear his voicemail – but then Sam answers, and suddenly their cellphones become the living connection between them, a connection Julie finds impossible to let go.