Saving Grace - Bis dein Tod uns scheidet

Psychothriller

Author: B.A. Paris

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641169232

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Niemand glaubt dir. Niemand hilft dir. Du gehörst ihm ... Grace und Jack Angel sind das perfekte Paar. Die dreiunddreißigjährige Grace ist warmherzig, liebevoll, bildhübsch. Jack sieht gut aus, ist charmant und kämpft als renommierter Anwalt für die Rechte misshandelter Frauen. Aber sollte man Perfektion jemals trauen? Warum zum Beispiel kann Grace auf Dinnerpartys so viel essen und nimmt doch niemals zu? Warum umgibt ein hoher Zaun Jacks und Graces wunderschönes Haus? Doch wenn man Grace danach fragen möchte, stellt man fest, dass sie nie allein ist. Denn Jack ist immer – wirklich immer – an ihrer Seite ...
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Behind Closed Doors

A Novel

Author: B. A. Paris

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250121019

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS! The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? “A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl “This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review) "A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review) “This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer) “The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post “This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed. From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.
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Behind Closed Doors

A Novel

Author: Natalie R. Collins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429991711

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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For twenty years, they had been closer than sisters, sharing girlhood secrets, their hopes and dreams for the future—and a soul-searing promise. Melissa was the only one who knew what had really happened to Jannie beyond the sacred walls of the Mormon Temple the night that changed her life forever.... UNTIL HER BEST FRIEND VANISHED WITHOUT A TRACE. Now Melissa has gone missing, just days after entrusting Jannie with a mysterious box that someone would kill to possess. And someone has—leaving in their murderous wake an innocent victim and a trail of blood that leads to the heart of Jannie's hidden burden. Desperate to protect her secret, and to find out what has happened to Melissa, Jannie trusts no one. Not the stranger whose piercing green eyes have already seen too much, nor the family and friends whose familiar fold may be shielding a cold-blooded killer who is lurking BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
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Her Father's House and Other Stories of Sicily

Author: Maria Messina

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558616489

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Ten stories of impoverished Sicilian women in the early 20th century—“honed, polished, devastatingly direct . . . verismo at its unsentimental best” (Kirkus Reviews). The Sicilian writer Maria Messina’s captivating and brutal stories of the women of her home island are presented in a “lyrical and immediate” English translation by Elise Magistro (Publishers Weekly). Messina, who died in 1944, was the foremost female practitioner of verismo—the Italian literary realism pioneered by fellow Sicilian Giovanni Verga. Published between 1908 and 1928, Messina’s fiction represents the massive Sicilian immigration to America occurring at that time. The individuals in these stories are caught between the traditions they respect and a desire to move beyond them. Women are shuttered in their houses, virtual servants to their families, left behind while working men immigrate to the United States in fortune-seeking droves. A cultural album that captures the lives of peasant, working-class, and middle-class women, “Messina’s words will leave their mark. Their power makes them impossible to forget” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
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Breakdown - Sie musste sterben. Und du bist schuld

Psychothriller

Author: B.A. Paris

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641169313

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Eine einsame Landstraße. Eine ermordete Frau. Und du bist die Einzige, die ihr hätte helfen können. Es ist dunkel, ein Unwetter tobt und die junge Lehrerin Cass will so schnell wie möglich nach Hause. Als sie auf der verlassenen Landstraße ein parkendes Auto sieht, trifft sie eine folgenschwere Entscheidung. Sie steigt nicht aus, um der Fahrerin Hilfe anzubieten. Sie fährt weiter. Am nächsten Tag erfährt sie, dass die Frau in ihrem Auto ermordet wurde. Und nicht nur das: Cass kannte das Opfer. Von Schuldgefühlen geplagt, fragt sie sich, ob sie die schreckliche Tat hätte verhindern können. Dann erhält sie plötzlich anonyme Anrufe – am anderen Ende nur bedrohliches Schweigen. Ist der Mörder jetzt auch hinter Cass her?
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Behind Closed Doors

Author: Robin Blue

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467875950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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THIS IS THE DON'T TELL BOOK LEADER'S, PASTOR'S AND THEIR FAMILIES HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!!! A MUST READ......... This book is dedicated to any leader, from the Church-house, to the White House who has been judged for making mistakes that pushed you to the deep end of sin, resentment, rejection or denial. You are not alone, and you will walk into your strengths and understand your weakness through the Power of Forgiveness.In this book there are many doors that are going to be exposed. Some of you are hiding behind those very doors as you read this page. Perhaps you are one of the ones who have locked yourself Behind Closed Doors and either lost the key or simply thrown it away. But as you read this book, you will find the key to all of your hidden crap and you will believe within yourself that things can get better and that you are not alone. So if you are a pastor, pastors wife, a leader,the children of the pastor or the child of any leader, this book is dedicated to you. I have seen both sides of the coin and its time to speak up and speak out.
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Behind Closed Doors

A Novel

Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Regina Moore and Karen Jackson, best friends since childhood, must offer each other support in restoring their foundering marriages
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God Brings Life After Abuse

Author: Freddie Power

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456720716

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 84

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Throughout 17 years of teaching inner-city children Bible through Keeping Hope Alive, I have prayed for the mothers of many children. Looking into the face of a mom whose eyes were black as night, I could feel the trauma she had gone through. Even so, this mom lacked the confidence to say no, and to get out of the abusive situation. Another mom we prayed for had been beaten by her boyfriend many times, even hospitalized. However, she always went back to him. One other mom had been beaten repeatedly by her boyfriend. Some days her arms would be covered with bruises, and she always had a hollow look on her face. I would come in each week to teach Bible for the kids who stayed in this hotel. Over time I noticed small changes, gradually she wanted to read Christian books, and study the Bible more. Soon she was setting boundaries and telling her boyfriend no to things that were not appropriate. Even though her life started changing for the better, she still lacked confidence to move completely forward and out of the grip of the abusive boyfriend. After seeing abuse in the lives of mothers over and over again, lacking the confidence to get out of the dangerous situations in which they found themselves, I decided to write this book. Behind Closed Doors shares stories of women who lived in abusive situations, and how God brought them through it to the other side. It is intended to bring hope to them through the realization that God can and will help them through the circumstances they face. He will give them the confidence to keep walking, to keep saying no, and to keep trusting Him to bring them through to a new life on the other side of abuse.
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Domestic Violence in India

Author: Rinki Bhattacharya

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132103270

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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This powerful book deals with the complex problem of domestic violence in India. Based on the narratives of 17 women from diverse socioeconomic and caste backgrounds, the author locates the problem in the larger societal context and analyzes a range of physical, psychological, non-physical, social and cultural aspects of the abuse of women.
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Behind Closed Doors

Author: S. M.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147978656X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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Behind Closed Doors is a heartwarming story that talks about survival and a mother's suffering. SM bravely opens her door and shares her experience on how she overcame her dark shadows while liberating herself from her inner fears and standing for what's right.Abandoned at 2 days old and raised in a violent household while being sexually abused for 5 years, SM came to find her strength through her books believing that someday, she will be freed from life's turmoil and be saved by her prince charming. At 17 she fell in love and at 20 wed the man of her dreams in the hope that he is the answer to her prayers, unfortunately life doesn't turn out according to plan and ended up discovering that her prince charming was a wolf in a sheep's clothing and the abuses continued. Endurance was the mode to survive not for herself but for her two sons. She found the courage to run away and took the role as father and mother while rebuilding her life once again.
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Behind Closed Doors

Author: Rita Grice

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456740687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 56

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This book shares how you can recover from abuse by those you trusted within the church. It speaks to those who are wounded and feel they have no one to turn to for help. It also speaks to those that have been the cause of deep wounds inflected on the people of God. Behind Closed Doors was inspired by God through the pain of one of his daughters. She has been given the assignment to tear down the devils kingdom through prayer and exposure. I say to each of you take your rightful place in the kingdom. You are a citizen of the kingdom of God and with your citizenship you have certain rights. It is time to walk in the authority that has been given to you by the king.
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Behind Closed Doors

Author: Nathea Watts Hutchinson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466968400

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 100

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As I drive along the streets of residential neighborhoods, looking at the dim lights from windows and seeping under the doors of homes, thoughts go through my mind regarding the type of things that occur behind closed doors. I think to myself, love, warmth, and family are what happen behind closed doors. I can picture a child sitting on her father's knee after he has worked all day or maybe a single mom going over homework with her child, a young married couple sitting together after supper watching a movie or maybe a grandparent and their dog on the couch snuggled together for companionship. In my imagination, love is what goes on behind closed doors. But on the contrary, serious issues such as child abuse, incest, murder, and extramarital affairs happen behind closed doors. Grief, pain, sorrow, and heartaches cross all cultural barriers. Crisis happens!
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Behind Closed Doors

Author: Kiersten Annette

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146854070X

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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Nina has never been out of her home town, Oakley, Kansas, where she lives with her mother. The summer before her senior year, she decides to spend the summer in Meadville, Pennsylvania with her Aunt Margerat. Upon arriving in Meadville she is immediately informed of the strange “friend” living with Margerat. Not only is he not a friend, but he is also a serial killer in disguise, and Nina is forced to reveal his real identity before she is killed herself.
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Violence in the American Family

Author: Murray A. Straus,Richard J. Gelles,Suzanne K. Steinmetz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351298666

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 332

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The marriage license as a hitting license, child abuse, sibling war is the powerful message of "Behind Closed Doors". The book is grounded in the unprecedented national survey of the extent, patterns, and causes of violence in the American family. Based on a seven-year study of over 2,000 families, the authors provide landmark insights into this phenomenon of violence and what causes Americans to inflict it on their family members. The authors explore the relationship between spousal abuse and child abuse as well as abuse between siblings, violence by children against their parents, and the causes and effects of verbal abuse. Taken together, their analysis provides a vivid picture of how violence is woven into the fabric of family life and why the hallmark of family life is both love and violence. This is a comprehensive, highly readable account of interest to both the professional and the lay-person on an important topic, which concerns the social well-being of us all.
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Behind Closed Doors

Author: Shannon McKenna

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758250766

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Every Move You Make. . . Surveillance expert Seth Mackey knows everything about the women that his millionaire boss toys with--and tosses aside. Raine Cameron is something different. Night after night, Seth watches her on a dozen different video screens. Her vulnerable beauty haunts him and her fresh innocence stirs a white-hot passion that he can barely control. Raine is pure temptation, but Seth has something more important to take care of first. He's convinced that his boss, Victor Lazar, is responsible for his half-brother's murder. He cannot put his secret investigation at risk, but he can't stop wanting her--craving her--and soon he knows he can't let Victor have her. For Raine may be Victor's next victim. . . Every Breath You Take Raine knows she's being watched--but no one can see the secrets in her heart. She has reasons of her own to seek revenge on Victor Lazar, and she will, despite her fear--and the distracting presence of Seth Mackey. Though Raine has little experience with men, Seth's fiercely masculine good looks and animal sensuality stir her most erotic fantasies when she's along. . .and lead her to a bold plan. Offering her body to him, surrendering totally to his ruthless desire might well push her beyond all emotional limits--and beyond fear itself.
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A Study of Deaths in Detention in South Africa Between August 1963 and 1984, and of Further Deaths Between June 1984 and September 1985

Author: Shireen Motala

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil rights

Page: 126

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The Art of Hans Bellmer

Author: Therese Lichtenstein,International Center of Photography

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209848

Category: Art

Page: 254

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"Behind Closed Doors reveals the complex structure behind these photographs of violated female adolescence, a structure in which sadism, masochism, hermaphroditism, fetishism, utopianism, and nostalgia all play a role. Above all, Lichtenstein's study makes clear the political aspect of these transgressive images: the way in which they served to question and undermine the contemporary authoritarian Nazi image of sexual 'normalcy' by recourse to a violent return of the repressed."--Linda Nochlin, author of Representing Women "Behind Closed Doors: The Art of Hans Bellmer is a compelling gathering of the narratives around psychoanalysis, visual culture, biology, and gender. Therese Lichtenstein rigorously examines Bellmer's picturing of the body as the site of desire, confusion, and sudden disaster, and in doing so produces a telling tale of history's secrets and lies."--Barbara Kruger, artist and author of Thinking of You
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Behind Closed Doors

Author: Tara Taylor Quinn

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 142680640X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Closing the door doesn't always keep you safe— Laura Elizabeth Clark saw herself as a peacemaker. Until the day she went against her parents' wishes and married Harry Kendall, a brilliant history professor who happens to be black. But happily-ever-after goes horribly wrong one night when an intruder forces his way into their bedroom and commits an unthinkable crime. The police say it was a random act of violence, but Harry will never forget those words whispered in the darkness: 'White should stay with white.' Seeking justice means confronting a group of white supremacists—the Ivory Nation—with its hush-hush ties to political power. Suddenly, opening the door on truth could threaten not just Harry and Laura's love, but their lives—.
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Behind Closed Doors

Author: Hugo Vickers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409036928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Hugo Vickers has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Royal Family, and has had a fascination with the story of the Duchess of Windsor since he was a young man. There have been a number of books about this doomed couple, but this book brings a new perspective on the story by focussing on the later years of exile. While Vickers has his own theories about the Abdication itself, and he makes it very clear that Mrs Simpson did not lure the King from the throne, the drama of this narrative comes from the criminal exploitation of an old sick woman after the death of her husband. She was ruthlessly exploited by a French lawyer called Suzanne Blum. Some members of the Royal Family, like Mountbatten and the Queen Mother, don't emerge with much credit either. Hugo Vickers relates a tragic story which has lost none of its resonance over the years since the Duchess died in 1986.
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