Author: Annah Faulkner
Publisher: Picador Australia
View: 6506'Silence, Chris discovered, is easy. If nobody asks, you never have to tell.' Christopher Bright is a well-respected conservation architect, good neighbour and friend. He has a devoted wife, two talented children and an old Rover. He plays tennis on Saturdays and enjoys a beer with his business partner after work. Life is orderly, yet an unresolved question has haunted him for as long as he can remember: Who was his birth father? Devotion to his adoptive parents has always prevented Chris from enquiring too deeply, but when his mother dies, information emerges that becomes the catalyst for changes he has never imagined. As light is cast on his father, attention turns to his birth mother, but when he goes in search of the person behind the photo, he encounters a conspiracy of silence. His quest for information, however, reveals not only the truth about his mother's life but exposes the fault lines in his own, and Chris finds the price of knowledge increasingly heavy. Nevertheless, the truth must be told ... Or must it?
Author: John Ramsey Miller
View: 9918An unbearable loss. A shattered life. And a killer who wants more. On the edge of the North Carolina woods, behind an isolated modern house, the watcher patiently waits. He knows all about the couple who live there—a talented surgeon and a successful businessman. He knows all about the people in their lives. He knows they are numb with grief. And he knows what is going to happen next—and why. For Dr. Natasha McCarty and her husband, Ward, their son’s tragic death has shaped every moment of the last year. But to add to their pain, a new strangeness is suddenly engulfing them. Natasha’s hands have begun to shake. A prized memento has been stolen. Then a sordid scandal explodes out of nowhere, one that threatens everything they’ve built, and brings friends, strangers—and enemies—into their lives. And now, as the anniversary of their son’s death approaches, for reasons they can’t guess, from a place they can’t see, an extraordinary evil will emerge before their eyes. Because a killer has chosen this day as their last. From the Paperback edition.
Author: T. R. Ragan
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
View: 673In this page-turner of a thriller by bestselling author T.R. Ragan, unlikely partners PI Jessie Cole and crime reporter Ben Morrison search for clues to a mystery buried in their own pasts—only to discover that sometimes the truth is better off buried. Ten years ago, PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives—and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare. For Jessie, who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie’s daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession. For Ben, a horrific car accident resulted in scars both physical and emotional—and amnesia that has made his life a mystery. But curiously, out of his shattered memories, there’s one person he recognizes without a doubt: Jessie’s sister. He just doesn’t know why. Yet. But Sophie isn’t the only phantom drawing Jessie and Ben together. An elusive serial murderer known as the Heartless Killer has reemerged from the shadows. His next move will cut even deeper into Jessie’s worst fears. And for Ben, what happens this time is going to be unforgettable.
Author: Drew Blake,Kevin O'Quinn
View: 7217Andrew Silas was an operative of a covert law enforcement agency known only as "Section 14." He was assigned to infiltrate the drug distribution cartel to discover the source of a new designer drug known as Lastday. Before he could track the strange pills to their source, he had to understand the strange lure of a drug that almost always killed its victims after twenty-three hours of total bliss and a final heart-bursting hour of unimaginable ecstasy. Suddenly, as he closed in on his goal, Andrew himself became targeted for termination by his own people. With time running out, and to save his own life, Andrew had to find the startling secret behind the drug called Lastday.
Author: Pamela S. Beason
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
View: 5205Die Wildbiologin Summer Westin erhält das Angebot, eine Expedition zu den Galápagos-Inseln zu begleiten. Doch inmitten von Riesenschildkröten, Meeresechsen und Hammerhaien gerät sie in einen gefährlichen Konflikt zwischen Fischern und Umweltschützern - und in das Visier eines Schmugglerrings. Als ihr Tauchpartner einen schweren Unfall erleidet, wird klar, dass es jemand auch auf Sams Leben abgesehen hat ...
Author: Judith Claire Mitchell
View: 631Yael Weiss, eighteen years old and looking for adventure, finds it in the library one day when she discovers a packet of guns meant for Erinyes, an Armenian organization set on avenging their people’s massacre by the Turks in 1915. While the weapons make her nervous, Dub Hagopian, the young Armenian-American soldier sent to retrieve them, excites her in a completely different way.Smitten, Yael impulsively follows Dub to France by volunteering with the YMCA, reinventing herself along the way as twenty-five-year-old Methodist Yale White. When she and Dub cross paths again, Yael gets caught up in a crowd bursting with both the passionate ideals and the devil-may-care energy of youth–with consequences neither of them could ever foresee. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Kate Burkholder Novel
Author: Linda Castillo
Publisher: Minotaur Books
View: 9652An extraordinarily beautiful Amish woman, a dangerous femme fatale, is the central figure in a story that reveals a dark side of Painters Mill and its seemingly perfect Amish world A rainy night, an Amish father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere. What at first seems like a tragic, but routine car accident suddenly takes on a more sinister cast as evidence emerges that nothing about the crash is accidental. But who would want to kill an Amish deacon and two of his children? He leaves behind a grieving widow and a young boy who clings to life in the intensive care wing of a hospital, unable to communicate. He may be the only one who knows what happened that night. Desperate to find out who killed her best friend's husband and why, Kate begins to suspect she is not looking for a reckless drunk, but instead is on the trail of a cold blooded killer amid the residents of Painter's Mill. It is a search that takes her on a chilling journey into the darkest reaches of the human heart and makes her question everything she has ever believed about the Amish culture into which she was born.
Author: Robert Bryndza
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
View: 1890Ein bitterkalter Wintertag hüllt London in Schnee und Schweigen. Das Klingeln eines Handys durchbricht die gespenstische Stille eines zugefrorenen Sees. Doch niemand antwortet. Nur wenige Zentimeter daneben ragen Finger aus dem Eis ... Acht Monate sind vergangen seit Detective Erika Fosters letztem Einsatz, der in einer Katastrophe endete und ihrem Mann das Leben kostete. Doch es ist an der Zeit, nach vorn zu blicken. Die Tochter einer der mächtigsten Familien Londons wurde ermordet, und Erika setzt alles daran, den Schuldigen zu finden. Während sie noch gegen die Dämonen der Vergangenheit kämpft, rückt sie ins Visier eines gnadenlosen Killers.
Author: Dorian Cirrone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 1806The magic of summer comes to life in this “heartfelt” (School Library Journal) middle grade debut about an eleven-year-old girl who must save the future by restarting time after she realizes that her wish to relive the last day of summer may not have been such a great thing after all. What if you could get a do-over—a chance to relive a day in your life over and over again until you got it right? Would you? After finding a mysterious set of paints in her backpack, eleven-year-old Haleigh Adams paints a picture of her last day at the New Jersey shore. When she wakes up the next morning, Haleigh finds that her wish for an endless summer with her new friend Kevin has come true. At first, she’s thrilled, but Haliegh soon learns that staying in one place—and time—comes with a price. And when Haleigh realizes her parents have been keeping a secret, she is faced with a choice: do nothing and miss out on the good things that come with growing up or find the secret of the time loop she’s trapped in and face the inevitable realities of moving on. As she and Kevin set out to find the source of the magic paints, Haleigh worries it might be too late. Will she be able to restart time? And if she does, will it be the biggest mistake of her life?
Publisher: Agate Publishing
View: 2957What if George Bailey wasn’t saved by his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, on that snowy Christmas Eve in Bedford Falls? This reimagining of the beloved Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life (and the Phillip Van Doren Stern story that inspired it) tells the story of Bedford Falls and its inhabitants after the death of their drama’s central character. The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody restores the dark undercurrent of the Van Doren Stern’s short story “The Greatest Gift” to the uplifting plot of Capra’s film, and explores how the familiar characters in it might respond to the dire circumstances created by George Bailey’s disappearance from their lives. The paths of an introspective cab driver, a ruthless henchman, and a wayward daughter collide nearly twenty years later in the town that defined their reputations for better or for worse.
Author: Francis Gilbert
Publisher: Short Books
View: 6316It's the last day of term at the Gilda Ball Academy and time is running out: a teacher faces the sack following an anonymous allegation of child abuse... Told within a single day, The Last Day of Term interweaves the gritty realities of teenage life in an inner-city school with a touching and comic story of a man in crisis. Teacher Martin Hick is about to get the promotion he's wanted for years, and has vowed to rescue his failing marriage. Cut to a grim council estate in east London, where Béla, an internet-addicted teenager, lives with his chain-smoking mother and aristocratic great-uncle – both Hungarian émigrés. Béla's life has been ruined since Martin had him expelled from Gilda Ball a few weeks previously, and he is trying to plot his way back into the school. So when, on the last day of term, Martin is confronted with an anonymous note accusing him of abuse, he naturally assumes Béla to be the source. The truth, as he will discover, is never quite that simple.
A Teardrop Story
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 6796On Ander's eighteenth birthday, he must give up all that he loves in order to complete the Passage and become a Seedbearer. But can he ever relinquish his love for Eureka? An exclusive ebook original short story from the dark, romantic world of TEARDROP.
Author: Malcolm P. Chester
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 5440A dying war hero is miraculously healed by the advanced technology of an alien who merges with him to save his own life. Together they along with an equally old android build a whole new country in the Solar System outside of Earth. To build their new country they must fight assassins hired by shadowy groups and Earth governments who want the advanced technology of the alien race to which the android and alien belong. While fighting this battle, they must also prepare for a war against their own alien race which wants information and crystals taken by the alien now merged with our hero. The outcome of these battles depends on the newly created human androids, who struggle to find their identity while fighting to save themselves and mankind.
Author: Michel Schneider
Publisher: Canongate Books
View: 22944.25 am, 5 August 1962, West Los Angeles Police Department ‘Marilyn Monroe has died of an overdose’, a man’s voice says dully. And when the stunned policeman asked ‘What?’, the same voice struggled to repeat ‘Marilyn Monroe has died. She has committed suicide.’ If life were scripted like the movies, this extraordinary phone call would have been made by the most important man in Marilyn Monroe’s life – Dr Ralph Greenson, her final psychoanalyst. During her last years Marilyn had come to rely on Greenson more and more. She met with him almost every day. He was her analyst, her friend and her confessor. He was the last person to see her alive, and the first to see her dead. In this highly acclaimed novel, Marilyn’s last years – and her last sessions on Dr Greenson’s couch – are brilliantly recreated. This is the story of the world’s most famous and elusive actress, and the world she inhabited, surrounded by such figures as Arthur Miller, Truman Capote and John Huston. It is a remarkable piece of storytelling that illuminates one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century.
Author: William A. Wallace
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
View: 4648William A. Wallace, executive officer on the famous SS Great Eastern, gives a fascinating account of the vessel's first voyage to North America in 1860. Believing the Great Eastern to have enlisted the sympathy of the British public generally; and I may say of the whole civilized world; I think it not out of place, on the satisfactory completion of her first voyage across the Atlantic, to publish a brief, but plain and unvarnished account of her doings; and the fact of my having had the honour of assisting in the navigation of this noble specimen of naval architecture to the shores of the New World and back to the Old Country, will, I trust, be a sufficient excuse for my presumption. Reprint of the original edition from 1860.