... like the echo of a beautiful melody in her head, an Öland folk song, as if it were here in Stenvik that she belonged. Despite the pain associated with Jens's disappearance, despite Ernst's death. 'Well, can't you stay here?
Author: Johan Theorin
Publisher: Random House
'An impressive debut novel' The Times 'Fantastic' Guardian Can you ever come to terms with a missing child? Julia Davidsson has not. Her five-year-old son disappeared twenty years previously on the Swedish island of Oland. No trace of him has ever been found. Until his shoe arrives in the post. It has been sent to Julia's father, a retired sea-captain still living on the island. Soon he and Julia are piecing together fragments of the past: fragments that point inexorably to a local man called Nils Kant, known to delight in the pain of others. But Nils Kant died during the 1960s. So who is the stranger seen wandering across the fields as darkness falls? It soon becomes clear that someone wants to stop Julia's search for the truth. And that he's much, much closer than she thinks . . .
On a gray September day, on an island off the coast of Sweden, six -year -old Jens Davidsson ventured out of his backyard, walked out into a fog, and vanished….Now twenty years have passed, and in this magnificent debut novel of ...
Author: Johan Theorin
On a gray September day, on an island off the coast of Sweden, six -year -old Jens Davidsson ventured out of his backyard, walked out into a fog, and vanished….Now twenty years have passed, and in this magnificent debut novel of suspense—a runaway bestseller in Sweden—the boy’s mother returns to the place where her son disappeared, drawn by a chilling package sent in the mail… In it, lovingly wrapped, is one of Jens’ sandals—sandals Julia Davidsson put on her son’s feet that very last morning. Now, with only a handful of clues, Julia and her father are questioning islanders who were present the day Jens vanished—and making a shocking connection to Öland’s most notorious murder case: the killing spree of a wealthy young man who fled the island and died years before Jens was even born. Suddenly the island that once seemed so achingly familiar turns strange and dangerous… Until Julia finds herself facing truths she never imagined—about what really happened on that September day twenty years ago, about who may have crossed paths with little Jens in the fog, and how a child could truly vanish without a trace…until now.
Two young men dead, within a few miles of one of the bonniest parts of the country. His mind turned instinctively to the dark glen that lowered over the narrow road and the centuries of tales about the massacre that had cloaked Glencoe ...
Author: Alex Gray
Publisher: Hachette UK
***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES*** Whether you've read them all or whether you're discovering Alex Gray's bestselling series for the first time, ECHO OF THE DEAD will have you gripped until the final page. 'Echo of the Dead will keep you guessing LIN ANDERSON 'Echo of the Dead is Alex Gray at her finest DOULGAS SKELTON 'An exciting procedural' SUNDAY TIMES 'Effortlessly charming, wholly engaging and cleverly plotted' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'A consistent delight, wonderful' ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH After a stressful winter, DSI William Lorimer is enjoying some time away from Glasgow. He and his new friend, Daniel Kohi, have retreated to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands to unwind. But what awaits them is far from a holiday. Despite its troubled history, the mountain village of Glencoe is now a popular resort, famed for its close-knit community, its breath-taking scenery and the warm welcome it offers weary travellers. So it's particularly shocking when two bodies are discovered in quick succession on the nearby peaks . . . With a potential serial killer on the loose, Lorimer's Major Incidents Team are drafted in from Glasgow. It's clear that a dark secret lurks beneath the wild beauty of this place. But will Lorimer manage to root it out before the killer strikes again? ____________ WHAT READERS SAY ABOUT ALEX GRAY "I have read every book in the Lorimer series and each one has been a pleasure" ***** "Alex Gray is a master storyteller" ***** "She never disappoints" ***** "I cannot wait for the next book" ***** "Her writing always keeps me engrossed" *****
The cottage door is opened -- the collier's step is heard ; The father and the mother meet , but neither speak a word ; He felt that all was over - he knew the child was dead ! He took the candle in his hand , and stood beside the bed ...
Now , still in death , will measure time no more . What horrors are concealed beneath the shroud Of this appalling night . The bleeding wounds ; The quivering limbs ; the blood ; the ghastly dead ; Bruised , mangled , lifeless , dying ...
Author: William Ernest HenleyPublish On: 2018-10-06
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Author: William Ernest Henley
Publisher: Franklin Classics
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Sharp, loud echoes, without doppler, are received from any large, solid surface. ... Experienced sonar operators will tell you that although an echo from dead astern of the target is hardest for an operator to identify, it can be done ...
But Ethne belongs here, with me; I'll die unless I get her back.' Did he know that she was dead? Were we talking at cross purposes? What should I say? I said simply, 'Time has taken a terrible toll on the eldest daughter.
Author: Robert Holdstock
Publisher: Hachette UK
Jack Chatwin has visions, which leave tangible evidence - sounds and smells, which linger afterwards. What he sees are two primitive figures, with painted faces - Greyface and Greenface, a brother and sister. He calls them bullrunners. John Garth is a city dowser, searching for the mythical pre-Roman city of Glanum. He hopes to find an entryway to the elusive city beneath Exburgh, Jack's home town. And he thinks Jack's bullrunners may be connected to Glanum . . . Years later, Jack, now grown up, agrees to take part in experiments to investigate his bullrunners - until Greyface, the male, breaks free of Jack and takes corporeal form. The bullrunner kidnaps Jack's young daughter so Jack will force Greenface to follow her brother-husband, even against her own wishes. Though Greyface returns the daughter, he keeps a shadow of her, which takes on a life of its own. If Jack refuses to co-operate, the shadow will drain his daughter's vitality and personality - and her very future. The story of Jack's search for Greenface is interwoven with the connections between the bullrunners and the mystical city of Glanum in this resonant tale of ancient mythic wonder.
'J.D. Robb is a fantastic storyteller who knows how to keep the pages flying by' -#1 International Bestselling Author, Karin Slaughter "One of my all-time favorite authors hitting a golden moment in one of my all-time favorite series.
Author: J. D. Robb
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Category: Detective and mystery fiction. lcgft
After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband, and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide. When the young woman--dazed, naked, and bloody--wanders in front of their car, Roarke slams on the brakes just in time, and Eve, still in glittering gown and heels, springs into action. It's been a long night for the tired homicide cop, and it's far from over.