Sometimes Overdrive’s holds list can get long, but these 3 series – a mystery, a romance, and a thriller – have plenty of copies of Book One available for checkout right now.
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie Dobbs becomes a maid in 1910, at just 13 years old. When her employer discovers her keen mind, she is instead entered into an apprenticeship with a friend of the family. When her former employer’s son signs over his entire fortune to a suspicious, reclusive “retreat” for WWI veterans, Maisie has a chance to repay her old debt to her patron, but doing so means confronting her own ghosts from the Great War. (always available in audio)
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
An ordinary girl meets a young man who once had extraordinary opportunities. Louisa has a steady boyfriend, close family, and little experience beyond the small town where she grew up. When she loses a job, she’s offered a unique opportunity: to help care for Will, who used to live a life of travel, adventure, and wealth, but has been left quadriplegic after an accident. Will is moody and bitter that he’ll never regain the life he once had, but Louisa isn’t intimidated by his anger, and sets out to show him that life can still be worth living.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
A tenacious financial reporter finds himself on the wrong end of a libel suit, so when a wealthy CEO offers him a shot at redemption if he cracks the case of an old family disappearance, Mikael Blomkvist jumps at the opportunity. 40 years ago, Harriet Vanger vanished and her uncle believes it was foul play. Lisbet Salander, a brilliant but troubled hacker employed by Vanger, is recommended as a research assistant and together the two of them take up the case of a decades old killer.