December 2021 Loan Stars Picks

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The ballerinas

The ballerinas

Kapelke-Dale, Rachel, author
2021

Thirteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg - taking with her a secret that could upend the lives of her best friends. Now 36 years old, Delphine has returned to her former home and to the legendary Palais Garnier Opera House, to choreograph the ballet that will kickstart the next phase of her career - and, she hopes, finally make things right with her former friends. But Delphine quickly discovers that things have changed while she's been away - and some secrets can't stay buried forever.

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The Midnight Hour : The Brighton Mysteries.

The Midnight Hour : The Brighton Mysteries.

Griffiths, Elly.
2021

Newly minted PI Emma Holmes and her partner Sam Collins are chosen for a high-profile case: retired music-hall star Verity Malone hires them to find out who poisoned her husband, a theater impresario. Verity herself has been accused of the crime. Soon Emma realizes that Verity's life intersects closely with her own. The team of female PIs circle closer to the killer, with the Brighton police hot on their tail. The clues suggest they're looking for a criminal targeting the old music-hall crew. How long will it be before that trail leads straight back to Max? Print run 3,000.

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My Darling Husband : A Novel.

My Darling Husband : A Novel.

Belle, Kimberly.
2021

Jade and Cam Lasky are by all accounts a happily married couple with two adorable kids, a spacious home and a rapidly growing restaurant business. But their world is tipped upside down when Jade is confronted by a masked home invader. Cam may be a good father, a celebrity chef and a darling husband, but there's another side he's kept hidden from Jade that has put their family in danger. Unbeknownst to Cam and Jade, the home invader has been watching them and is about to turn their family secrets into a public scandal. Author of "Stranger in the Lake." Print run 10,000.

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