New to Geraldton Regional Library: Mystery, intrigue, history & romance

Deborah BarnettGeraldton Guardian
Geraldton Regional Library team members Deb Barnett, Hannah Mahoney, Sharon Sorensen, Lily Valdez, Diane McDonald, Ayrah Mabitab, Lorin Cox, Silvia Borracci, Holly Auld and Jenni Hargrave waving books.
Camera IconGeraldton Regional Library team members Deb Barnett, Hannah Mahoney, Sharon Sorensen, Lily Valdez, Diane McDonald, Ayrah Mabitab, Lorin Cox, Silvia Borracci, Holly Auld and Jenni Hargrave waving books. Credit: Supplied
The Rules of Revelation by Lisa McInerney
Camera IconThe Rules of Revelation by Lisa McInerney

The Rules of Revelation by Lisa McInerney

Adult fiction relationships

Ireland. Great nationalists, bad mothers and a whole lot of secrets. Ryan Cusack is ready to deliver its soundtrack.

Former sex-worker Georgie wants the truth about Ryan’s past out there but the journalist has her own agenda.

Mel returns from Brexit Britain, ill-equipped to deal with the resurgence of a family scandal. Karine has always been sure of herself, till a terrible secret tugs the rug from under her.

Maureen has got wind that things are changing, and if anyone's telling the story she wants to make sure it's her.

A riotous blast of sex, scandal, obsession, love, feminism, gender, music, class and transgression from an author with tremendous, singular talent.

The Lost Cafe Schindler by Meriel Schindler
Camera IconThe Lost Cafe Schindler by Meriel Schindler

The Lost Cafe Schindler by Meriel Schindler

Adult non-fiction

Kurt Schindler was an impossible man. His daughter Meriel spent her adult life trying to keep him at bay.

Kurt had made extravagant claims about their family history. Were they really related to Franz Kafka and Oscar Schindler, of Schindler’s List fame?

Or Hitler's Jewish doctor — Dr Bloch? What really happened on Kristallnacht, the night that Nazis beat Kurt's father half to death and ransacked the family home?

When Kurt died in 2017, Meriel felt compelled resolve her mixed feelings about him, and to solve the mysteries he had left behind.

She reconnected family members scattered by feuding and war.

She pieced together an extraordinary story taking in two centuries, two world wars and a family business: the famous Cafe Schindler.

Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal
Camera IconCircus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Adult historical fiction

1866. In a coastal village in southern England, Nell picks violets for a living.

Set apart by her community because of the birthmarks that speckle her skin, Nell’s world is her beloved brother and devotion to the sea.

But when Jasper Jupiter’s Circus of Wonders arrives, Nell’s father sells her to them, promising Jasper Jupiter his very own leopard girl.

It is the greatest betrayal of Nell's life, but as her fame grows and she finds friendship with the other performers and Jasper’s gentle brother Toby, she begins to wonder if joining the show is the best thing that has ever happened to her.

Moving from the pleasure gardens of Victorian London to the battle-scarred plains of the Crimea, Circus of Wonders is an astonishing story about power and ownership, fame and the threat of invisibility.

Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke
Camera IconGirl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke

Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke

Adult thriller fiction

Once a social worker specialising in kids who were the victims of violent crime, Elle Castillo is the host of a popular true crime podcast that tackles cold cases of missing children.

Twenty years ago, The Countdown Killer abruptly stopped after establishing a pattern of taking and ritualistically murdering three girls over seven days, each a year younger than the last.

No one ever knew why he stopped with his 11th victim, an 11-year old girl.

When a listener phones in with a tip, Elle sets out to interview him, only to discover his dead body. And within days, a child is abducted.

That Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Camera IconThat Summer by Jennifer Weiner

That Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Adult General Fiction

Daisy Shoemaker can’t sleep. With a thriving cooking business, a full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in Philadelphia, she should be content.

But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends.

Still, Daisy knows she’s got it good. So why is she up all night?

While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she’s also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling.

When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental.

Who is this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy?

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