Page Turners

Here is a list of books that have been shared on KMA's Page Turners with the Shenandoah Public Library.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

aired the week of July 22, 2019

The Better Sister by Alafair Burke tells the story of Chloe Taylor who has just been named honoree at the Press for the People Gala.  The next day her husband is found murdered in their East Hampton living room.  When the police finger their son Ethan for his father's murder Chloe knows she needs to do something.

aired the week of July 15, 2019

The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea introduces Livia Cutty an fellow working at the Office of the Chief Medical of North Carolina.  The previous year her younger sister Nicole went missing with no trace.  Livia wants to be ready to get answers when Nicloe's body is discovered. This title would be good for fans of Patrica Cornwell, Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter, Kathy Reichs or Jefferson Bass.

aired the week of July 8, 2019

Scot Free by Catriona McPerson follows Scottish marriage therapist Lexy Campbell who is navigating her own divorce from her dentist husband when he only client Mrs. Bombaro a sweet octogenarian is accused of killing her husband.  Lexy vows to clear her friend and find out who really killed Mr. Bombaro.  First in the Last Ditch mystery series.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

aired the week of July 1, 2019

Braided: a journey of a Thousand Challahs by Beth Ricanati, MD explains the importance of Challah bread in Jewish history.  But, for her personally, taking the time to make Challah and be present in the moment has helped save her from a stressful fast paced life style. Take time to stop and smell the baking bread.

aired the week of June 24, 2019

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland asks the question, how well do you know the people closest to you?  Vivian Miller works in counterintelligence for the CIA and when a photo of the person closest to her pops up on a suspected Russian sleeper agent's computer it calls into question everything she thought she knew.

aired the week of June 17, 2019

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is the story of young Kya Clark who has grown up in the North Carolina marshland.  She has been abandoned by her family and everyone in town just refers to her as that marsh girl. When local football star Chase Andrews turns up dead everyone believes the marsh girl is responsible.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

aired the week of June 10, 2019

The Blood Whisperer by Zoe Sharp is a thriller set in London.  Kelly Jacks is known as the blood whisperer.  Before she went to prison for a murder she has no memory of committing she was an up and coming evidence technician.  Now working clean up for bio hazard scenes she sees anomalies in the blood spatter at an apparent suicide and calls her boss. The next night he is beaten and told to, "back off."  Someone wants to silence Kelly, but who?

aired the week of June 3, 2019

Hotel on Shadow Lake by Daniela Tully introduces Maya who has just learned that her beloved Grandmother who has been missing for 25 years died on the Montgomery Resort and Preserve in upstate New York about the time she disappeared.  This seems improbably since her grandmother hated flying and was living in Munich, Germany at the time of her disappearance.  As Maya digs to uncover the truth many family secrets will be revealed.  Secrets that will change everything she thought she knew about her family.

aired the week of May 27, 2019

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh follows Sarah as she returns home to England for a visit.  There she meets Eddie and they fall in love.  He leaves for a pre-planned trip and she never hears from him again.  What happened to make him go silent and will she ever be able to reconnect with him again?

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

aired the week of May 20, 2019

Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce is the story of Emmy who dreams of being a lady war correspondent.  She is very excited to get a job as a junior for the London Evening Chronicle only to find out she will be working for a magazine called the Woman's Friend.  Not exactly how Emmy pictured helping out with the war effort against the Nazis.

aired the week of May 13, 2019

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin follows the four siblings in the Skinner family as they deal with life, tragedy, love and the ties that bind us together.  This family saga is a meditation on the power of stories and how they guide us through difficult times, help us understand the past and point the way toward our future.

aired the week of May 6, 2019

The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff is the story of Astrid and Noa who are aerialists for a German circus.  Both Astrid and Theo the infant Noa claims is her younger brother are Jewish.  How long will they be able to hide in plain sight with the circus before the Nazis come calling.

For fans of Ronald Balson and Kristen Hannah

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

aired the week of April 29, 2019

Mr. Gandy's Grand Tour by Alan Titchmarsh follows Timothy Gandy a young retiree who has decided he wants to travel the continent in the style of the grand tours of old.  His plan is to visit Paris, Monaco, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Naples and Venice.  On this tour Timothy will meet the most fascinating people and have adventures of a lifetime.

aired the week of April 22, 2019

Beyond the Wild River by Sarah Maine introduces Evelyn Ballantyre a young Scottish woman who is on holiday with friends and family in Canada.  Several years ago there was an incident on the family estate where an old poacher was shot and killed.  In the wilds of Canada Evelyn comes face to face with her friend who worked on the estate and was accused of killing the poacher.  Maybe now Evelyn will find out what really happened.

aired the week of April 15, 2019

Closer Than You Know by Brad Parks follows Melanie Barrick who has just lost custody of her young son Alex.  She has no idea why until she returns home and sees the police tape across her house.  Evidently the police found a half a kilo of cocaine in the baby's nurser and now she is known as "Coke Mom."  Who has it in for her and how will she get her son back?

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

aired the week of April 8, 2019

How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush by Emmy Abrahamson is set in Vienna, Austria.  Julia teaches English to out of work Austrians and while waiting for a job meets a homeless man who  sits down next to her on the bench.  They strike up a conversation and she realizes this is the best conversation she has had in years.  A compulsively readable laugh out loud funny love story.

aired the week of April 1, 2019

The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth introduces Hank Worth new sheriff of Branson County, Missouri who isn't sure he wants the job when he sees the paddle wheel boat aground in the middle of Table Rock Lake.  After the boat is towed to shore and the 160 passengers and staff exit Hank finds the body of a young woman on the boat.  Who would want the former Branson homecoming queen dead?  There are three titles in the series:

1. The Branson Beauty
2. Another Man's Ground
3. A Deadly Turn

aired the week of March 25, 2019

Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin is a thriller that follows Rice Moore as he tries to discover who is poaching bears in the private preserve in Virginia where he works.  For fans of C.J. Box and Paul Doiron.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

aired the week of March 18, 2019

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn introduces Anna Fox a severe agoraphobic.  Anna cannot leave her house but she watches the world around her through the window.  One evening she sees her new neighbor stabbed through the window, but when she reports it no one knows anything about it.  Is Anna just imagining things or is it a big cover up?

aired the week of March 11, 2019

The War Bride's Scrapbook by Caroline Preston is a novel in pictures and journal entries written by Lila Jerome.  Lila has split the scrapbook into four parts starting with her life before meeting Perry Weld 1921-1943, their romance 1943, life without Perry 1943-1945 and homecoming 1945.  Read about what life was like for a southern young woman on the home front during the war.

aired the week of March 4, 2019

Freefall by Jessica Barry alternates between Allison who's plane has crash landed in the Rockies and Maggie who is Allison's mother.  Maggie tries to come to terms with the person her presumed dead daughter has become while Allison is fighting for her life in the wilderness.