All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.
On Friday, November 24, the Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River branches will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All branches will reopen Saturday, November 25.

  • After Anna

    By Alex Lake (Fic Lake)

    A girl is missing. Five years old, taken from outside her school. She has vanished, traceless. The police are at a loss; her parents are beyond grief. But the biggest mystery is yet to come: one week after she was abducted, their daughter is returned. She has no memory of where she has been. And this, for her mother, is just the beginning of the nightmare.

     


  • She's Not There

    By Joy Fielding (Fic Fiel, Q Fiel)

    A vanished child, a family in turmoil, and a fateful phone call that brings the torments of the past into the harrowing present...the New York Times bestselling author of Someone Is Watching weaves these spellbinding elements into a gripping novel of psychological suspense—a must-read for fans of Laura Lippman and Mary Higgins Clark.

     

     


  • Don't Believe a Word

    By Patricia MacDonald (Fic MacD)

    “MacDonald has written another terrific novel of psychological suspense, marked by well-developed, sympathetic characters and excellent, tightly paced plotting. Tami Hoag and Francine Mathews fans will devour.” (Library Journal Starred Review)

     


  • The Kept Woman

    By Karin Slaughter (M Slau, CD M Slau, PLAY M Slau)

    With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop.

    Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished...and who will die soon if she isn’t found.

     


  • Mean Streak

    By Sandra Brown (Fic Brow, Q Brow)

    Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.

    While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name. She's determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.

  •