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The Fire Child, by S.K. Tremayne
THE PERFECT HUSBAND. THE PERFECT STEPSON. THE PERFECT
"Tremayne...does a terrific job of building
suspense until events reach their climax in the
midst of a violent storm." - Library Journal
When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything
seems to fall into place. Swept from single life
in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall,
she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson,
But then Jamie's behavior changes, and Rachel's
perfect life begins to unravel. He makes disturbing
predictions, claiming to be haunted by the specter
of his late mother - David's previous wife. Is this
Jamie's way of punishing Rachel, or is he far more
traumatized than she thought?
As Rachel starts digging into the past, she begins
to grow suspicious of her husband. Why is he so
reluctant to discuss Jamie's outbursts? And what
exactly happened to cause his ex-wife's untimely
death, less than two years ago? As summer slips
away and December looms, Rachel begins to fear there
might be truth in Jamie's words:
"You will be dead by Christmas."
Murder on the Serpentine, by
In the history of Anne Perrys
bestselling Victorian mystery series, the stakes
have never been greater than nowas a mission
for queen and country places the future of the British
Empire squarely in Thomas Pitts hands.
It is not the custom for the commander of Special
Branch to receive a royal summonsso Thomas
Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest
importance. The body of Sir John Halberd, the Queens
confidant, has been found in the shallow water of
the Serpentine in Hyde Park, bearing the evidence
of a fatal blow to the head. At Her Majestys
request, Sir John had been surreptitiously investigating
Alan Kendrick, a horse-racing enthusiast who seems
to have had an undue amount of influence on her
son, the Prince of Wales.
Now Commander Pitt must navigate the corridors
of power with the utmost discretion and stealth,
for it seems certain that Sir Johns killer
is a member of the upper classes. Aided by his wife,
Charlotte, and her social contacts, Pitt seeks out
the hidden motives behind the polite façade
of those to the manner bornand uncovers a
threat to the throne that could topple the monarchy.
With Murder on the Serpentine, Thomas Pitt nears
a crossroads in his brilliant careerone that
promises new challenges, both professional and personal,
still to be met. But first, he and Charlotte must
conquer the twists and turns of suspense master
Anne Perrys most cunningly crafted plot yetto
achieve their finest hour, or suffer their darkest.
Advance praise for Murder on the Serpentine
The mystery may follow familiar lines, but
even newcomers are likely to be charmed by scenes
that deepen Pitts family relationships. This
entrys main strength lies in the quiet, emotionally
intelligent interactions among its characters.Publishers
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,
by Lisa See
A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling
author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese
mother and her daughter who has been adopted by
an American couple.
Li-yan and her family align their lives around
the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual
and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations.
Then one day a jeep appears at the village gatethe
first automobile any of them have seenand
a stranger arrives.
In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds
the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent
Akha people. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower
and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people
to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another
Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will
soon change. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls
on her mountain, translates for the stranger and
is among the first to reject the rules that have
shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside
of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she
wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake
hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the
After mother and daughter have gone their separate
ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and
insularity of her village to encounter modern life
while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved
California girl. Despite Haleys happy home
life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan
longs for her lost daughter. They both search for
and find answers in the tea that has shaped their
familys destiny for generations.
A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances,
culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known
region and its people and celebrates the bond that
connects mothers and daughters.
If Not For You, by Debbie Macomber
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Debbie Macomber has written an emotionally stirring
novel that shows how sometimes a choice can seem
wrong even though its absolutely right.
If not for her loving but controlling parents,
Beth Prudhomme might never have taken charge of
her life and moved from her native Chicago to Portland,
Oregon, where shes reconnected with her spirited
Aunt Sunshine and found a job as a high school music
teacher. If not for her friend Nichole, Beth would
never have met Sam Carney, although first impressions
have left Beth with serious doubts. Sam is everything
Beth is notand her parents worst nightmare:
a tattooed auto mechanic whos rough around
the edges. Reserved and smart as a whip, Beth isnt
exactly Sams usual beer-drinking, pool-playing
type of woman, either.
But if not for an awkward setup one evening, Beth
might never have left early and been involved in
a car crash. And if not for Samwho witnessed
the terrifying ordeal, rushed to her aid, and stayed
with her until help arrivedBeth might have
been all alone, or worse. Yet as events play out,
Sam feels compelled to check on Beth almost daily
at the hospitaleven bringing his guitar to
play songs to lift her spirits. Soon their unlikely
friendship evolves into an intense attraction that
surprises them both.
Before long, Beths strong-willed mother,
Ellie, blows into town spouting harsh opinions,
especially about Sam, and reopening old wounds with
Sunshine. When shocking secrets from Sams
past are revealed, Beth struggles to reconcile her
feelings. But when Beth goes a step too far, she
risks losing the man and the life shes come
It Happens All The Time, by Amy
Bravely sheds light on sexual
assault and consent. In alternating perspectives
friends Tyler and Amber recount an alcohol-fueled
night that changed the course of their lives.
From master storyteller Amy Hatvanywhose
writing has been hailed as gripping and emotionally
honest (Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times
betselling author)comes a provocative and
compelling novel about two friends whose lives are
changed by a drunken kiss.
I want to rewind the clock, take back the night
when the world shattered. I want to erase everything
that went wrong.
Amber Bryant and Tyler Hicks have been best friends
since they were teenagerstrusting and depending
on each other through some of the darkest periods
of their young lives. And while Amber has always
felt that their relationship is strictly platonic,
Tyler has long harbored the secret desire that they
might one day become more than friends.
Returning home for the summer after her college
graduation, Amber begins spending more time with
Tyler than she has in years. Despite the fact that
Amber is engaged to her college sweetheart, a flirtation
begins to grow between them. One night, fueled by
alcohol and concerns about whether shes getting
married too young, Amber kisses Tyler.
What happens next will change them forever.
In alternating points of view, It Happens All the
Time examines the complexity of sexual dynamics
between men and women and offers an incisive exploration
of gender roles, expectations, and the ever-timely
issue of consent.
Forever A Hero, by Linda Lael
For the youngest Carson brother,
findingand fixingtrouble seems to be
all in a day's work
Mace Carson doesn't consider himself a hero. Back
in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and
intervenedbut he was just one irate Wyoming
cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side
of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked
to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns
out she's in Wyoming on business a corporate
executive representing the company that wants to
buy his winery. Only, he's not selling.
Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible
night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue,
has never forgotten him. The surprising success
of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought
her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled
to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business
with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional,
until her attacker is released from prison and comes
for vengeance against both of them.
Luna: Wolf Moon, by Ian McDonald
A Dragon is dead.
Corta Helio, one of the five family corporations
that rule the Moon, has fallen. Its riches are divided
up among its many enemies, its survivors scattered.
Eighteen months have passed .
The remaining Helio children, Lucasinho and Luna,
are under the protection of the powerful Asamoahs,
while Robson, still reeling from witnessing his
parents violent deaths, is now a ward--virtually
a hostage-- of Mackenzie Metals. And the last appointed
heir, Lucas, has vanished of the surface of the
Only Lady Sun, dowager of Taiyang, suspects that
Lucas Corta is not dead, and more to the point?that
he is still a major player in the game. After all,
Lucas always was the Schemer, and even in death,
he would go to any lengths to take back everything
and build a new Corta Helio, more powerful than
before. But Corta Helio needs allies, and to find
them, the fleeing son undertakes an audacious, impossible
In an unstable lunar environment, the shifting
loyalties and political machinations of each family
reach the zenith of their most fertile plots as
outright war erupts.
Luna: Wolf Moon continues Ian McDonald's saga of
the Five Dragons.
Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies
of the Wrongfully Convicted, ed. by Laura Caldwell
& Leslie S. Klinger
Recalling the great muckrakers of the past, an
outraged team of Americas best-selling writers
unite to confront the disasters of wrongful convictions.
Wrongful convictions, long regarded as statistical
anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system,
now appear with frightening regularity. But few
people understand just how or why they happen and,
more important, the immeasurable consequences that
often haunt the lucky few who are acquitted, years
after they are proven innocent.
Now, in this groundbreaking anthology, fourteen
exonerated inmates narrate their stories to a roster
of high-profile mystery and thriller writers?including
Lee Child, Sara Paretsky, Laurie R. King, Jan Burke
and S. J. Rozan?while another exonerees case
is explored in a previously unpublished essay by
legendary playwright Arthur Miller. An astonishing
and unique collaboration, these testimonies bear
witness to the incredible stories of innocent men
and women who were convicted of serious crimes and
cast into the maw of a vast and deeply flawed American
criminal justice system before eventually, and miraculously,
Introduced by best-selling authors Scott Turow
and Barry Scheck, these master storytellers capture
the tragedy of wrongful convictions as never before
and challenge readers to confront the limitations
and harsh realities of the American criminal justice
system. Lee Child tells of Kirk Bloodsworth, who
obsessively read about the burgeoning field of DNA
testing, cautiously hoping that it held the key
to his acquittal?until he eventually became the
first person to be exonerated from death row based
on DNA evidence. Judge John Sheldon and author Gayle
Lynds team up to share Audrey Edmundss experience
raising her children long distance from her prison
cell. And exoneree Gloria Killian recounts to S.
J. Rozan her journey from that fateful "knock
on the door" and the initial shock of accusation
to the scars she carries today.
Together, the powerful stories collected within
the Anatomy of Innocence detail every aspect of
the experience of wrongful conviction, as well as
the remarkable depths of endurance sustained by
each exoneree who never lost hope.
The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building
the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse,
by Tom Verducci
The New York Times Bestseller
With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated
senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom
Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon
built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that
broke the longest championship drought in sports,
chronicling their epic journey to become World Series
It took 108 years, but it really happened. The
Chicago Cubs are once again World Series champions.
How did a team composed of unknown, young players
and supposedly washed-up veterans come together
to break the Curse of the Billy Goat? Tom Verducci,
twice named National Sportswriter of the Year and
co-writer of The Yankee Years with Joe Torre, will
have full access to team president Theo Epstein,
manager Joe Maddon, and the players to tell the
story of the Cubs' transformation from perennial
underachievers to the best team in baseball.
Beginning with Epstein's first year with the team
in 2011, Verducci will show how Epstein went beyond
"Moneyball" thinking to turn around the
franchise. Leading the organization with a manual
called "The Cubs Way," he focused on the
mental side of the game as much as the physical,
emphasizing chemistry as well as statistics.
To accomplish his goal, Epstein needed manager
Joe Maddon, an eccentric innovator, as his counterweight
on the Cubs' bench. A man who encourages themed
road trips and late-arrival game days to loosen
up his team, Maddon mixed New Age thinking with
Old School leadership to help his players find their
The Cubs Way takes readers behind the scenes, chronicling
how key players like Rizzo, Russell, Lester, and
Arrieta were deftly brought into the organization
by Epstein and coached by Maddon to outperform expectations.
Together, Epstein and Maddon proved that clubhouse
culture is as important as on-base-percentage, and
that intangible components like personality, vibe,
and positive energy are necessary for a team to
perform to their fullest potential.
Verducci chronicles the playoff run that culminated
in an instant classic Game Seven. He takes a broader
look at the history of baseball in Chicago and the
almost supernatural element to the team's repeated
loses that kept fans suffering, but also served
to strengthen their loyalty.
The Cubs Way is a celebration of an iconic team
and its journey to a World Championship that fans
and readers will cherish for years to come.
The Women in the Castle, by Jessica
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Moving . . . surprises and devastates."New
York Times Book Review
"A masterful epic."People magazine
"Mesmerizing . . . The Women in the Castle
stands tall among the literature that reveals new
truths about one of historys most tragic eras."USA
Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets
Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling
Bavarian castle that once played host to all of
German high society, a powerful and propulsive story
of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwinedan
affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel
from the author of the New York Times Notable Book
The Hazards of Good Breeding.
Amid the ashes of Nazi Germanys defeat,
Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand
castle of her husbands ancestors, an imposing
stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years
of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the
failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf
Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she
made to her husbands brave conspirators: to
find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance
First Marianne rescues six-year-old Martin, the
son of her dearest childhood friend, from a Nazi
reeducation home. Together, they make their way
across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland
to Berlin, where Martins mother, the beautiful
and naive Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying
Red Army soldiers. Then she locates Ania, another
resisters wife, and her two boys, now refugees
languishing in one of the many camps that house
the millions displaced by the war.
As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from
the ruins of her husbands resistance movement,
she is certain their shared pain and circumstances
will hold them together. But she quickly discovers
that the black-and-white, highly principled world
of her privileged past has become infinitely more
complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions
that threaten to tear them apart. Eventually, all
three women must come to terms with the choices
that have defined their lives before, during, and
after the wareach with their own unique share
Written with the devastating emotional power of
The Nightingale, Sarahs Key, and The Light
Between Oceans, Jessica Shattucks evocative
and utterly enthralling novel offers a fresh perspective
on one of the most tumultuous periods in history.
Combining piercing social insight and vivid historical
atmosphere, The Women in the Castle is a dramatic
yet nuanced portrait of war and its repercussions
that explores what it means to survive, love, and,
ultimately, to forgive in the wake of unimaginable
A Perfect Obsession, by Heather
Perfect suspense from New York Times bestselling
author Heather Graham! The latest book in her New
York Confidential series.
Someone is murdering beautiful young women in the
New York area and displaying them in mausoleums
and underground tombs. The FBI is handling the case,
with Special Agent Craig Frasier as lead.
Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part
owner of Finnegan's, her family's pub, is consulting
on the case. Craig and Kieran are a couple who've
worked together on more than one occasion. On this
occasion, though, Craig fears for the safety of
the woman he loves. Because the killer is too close.
The body of a young model is found in a catacomb
under a two-hundred-year-old church, now deconsecrated
and turned into a nightclub. A church directly behind
Finnegan's in lower Manhattan.
As more women are murdered, their bodies discovered
in underground locations in New York, it's clear
that the police and the FBI are dealing with a serial
killer. Craig and Kieran are desperate to track
down the murderer, a man obsessed with female perfection.
Obsessed enough to want to "preserve"
that beauty by destroying the women who embody it
The Arrangement, by Sarah Dunn
Named one of the 9 Most Addictive Books of 2017
(So Far) by Kirkus, a Happily Ever After read by
USA Today, and one of Entertainment Weekly's Best
A hilarious and emotionally charged novel about
a couple who embark on an open marriage-what could
possibly go wrong?
Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized
New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their
crazy life in a cramped apartment for Beekman, a
bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. They've got a two hundred
year-old house, an autistic son obsessed with the
Titanic, and 17 chickens, at last count. It's the
kind of paradise where stay-at-home moms team up
to cook the school's "hot lunch," dads
grill grass-fed burgers, and, as Lucy observes,
"chopping kale has become a certain kind of
American housewife's version of chopping wood."
When friends at a wine-soaked dinner party reveal
they've made their marriage open, sensible Lucy
balks. There's a part of her, though-the part that
worries she's become too comfortable being invisible-that's
intrigued. Why not try a short marital experiment?
Six months, clear ground rules, zero questions asked.
When an affair with a man in the city begins to
seem more enticing than the happily-ever-after she's
known for the past nine years, Lucy must decide
what truly makes her happy-"real life,"
or the "experiment?"
The Collapsing Empire, by John
John Scalzi is the most entertaining,
accessible writer working in SF today. ?Joe
Hill, author of The Fireman
Our universe is ruled by physics. Faster than light
travel is impossible?until the discovery of The
Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain
points in space-time, which can take us to other
planets around other stars.
Riding The Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable
other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises,
the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that
no one human outpost can survive without the others.
Its a hedge against interstellar war?and,
for the empires rulers, a system of control.
The Flow is eternal?but its not static. Just
as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well.
In rare cases, entire worlds have been cut off from
the rest of humanity. When its discovered
that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating
all human worlds from one another forever, three
individuals?a scientist, a starship captain, and
the emperox of the Interdependency?must race against
time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged
from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse.
"Fans of Game of Thrones and Dune will enjoy
this bawdy, brutal, and brilliant political adventure"
?Booklist on The Collapsing Empire
"Political plotting, plenty of snark, puzzle-solving,
and a healthy dose of action...Scalzi continues
to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun
but think-y sci-fi adventure." ?Kirkus Reviews
on The Collapsing Empire
Scalzi is one of the slickest writers that
SF has ever produced. ?The Wall Street Journal
on The Human Division
Almost Missed You, by Jessica
"Almost Missed You is a skillful, insightful
debut: a deft exploration of the mysteries of marriage,
the price we pay for our secrets, and just how easy
it is to make the worst choices imaginable."
?Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author
of The Sandcastle Girls and Midwives
"Almost Missed You is an emotional powerhouse
of a novel." ?Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling
author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in
"This is a rich read which will keep you turning
pages long into the night. Glorious!" ?Adriana
Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of All
the Stars in the Heavens
"Jessica Strawser writes from the heart."
?New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline
"Almost Missed You is compelling fiction from
a brave new voice." ?Bestselling author Sophie
Violet and Finn were meant to be, said
everyone, always. They ended up together by the
hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years
into their marriage, they have a wonderful little
boy, and as the three of them embark on their first
vacation as a family, Violet cant help thinking
that she cant believe her luck. Life is good.
So no one is more surprised than she when Finn
leaves her at the beach?just packs up the hotel
room and disappears. And takes their son with him.
Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and
faced with the knowledge that the man shes
shared her life with, she never really knew at all.
Caitlin and Finn have been best friends since way
back when, but when Finn shows up on Caitlins
doorstep with the son hes wanted for kidnapping,
demands that she hide them from the authorities,
and threatens to reveal a secret that could destroy
her own family if she doesnt, Caitlin faces
an impossible choice.
Told through alternating viewpoints of Violet,
Finn and Caitlin, Jessica Strawser's Almost Missed
You is a powerful story of a mothers love,
a husbands betrayal, connections that maybe
should have been missed, secrets that perhaps shouldnt
have been kept, and spaces between whats meant
to be and what might have been.
A Simple Favor, by Darcey Bell
"Riveting and brilliantly structured, A Simple
Favor is an edge-of-your seat domestic thriller
about a missing wife and mother that relies on a
rotating cast of unreliable narrators to ingeniously
examine the cost of competitive mom-friends, the
toll of ordinary marital discontent and the fallacy
of the picture-perfect, suburban family."Kimberly
McCreight, New York Times bestselling author
Shes your best friend.
She knows all your secrets.
Thats why shes so dangerous.
A single mother's life is turned upside down when
her best friend vanishes in this chilling debut
thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on
It starts with a simple favoran ordinary
kindness mothers do for one another. When her best
friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son
Nicky after school, she happily says yes. Nicky
and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends,
and the five-year-olds love being togetherjust
like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy
blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie
was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated
PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much
of her time.
But Emily doesnt come back. She doesnt
answer calls or return texts. Stephanie knows something
is terribly wrongEmily would never leave Nicky,
no matter what the police say. Terrified, she reaches
out to her blog readers for help. She also reaches
out to Emilys husband, the handsome, reticent
Sean, offering emotional support. Its the
least she can do for her best friend. Then, she
and Sean receive shocking news. Emily is dead. The
nightmare of her disappearance is over.
Or is it? Because soon, Stephanie will begin to
see that nothingnot friendship, love, or even
an ordinary favoris as simple as it seems.
A Simple Favor is a remarkable tale of psychological
suspensea clever and twisting free-fall of
a ride filled with betrayals and reversals, twists
and turns, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty,
murder and revenge. Darcey Bell masterfully ratchets
up the tension in a taut, unsettling, and completely
absorbing story that holds you in its grip until
the final page.
Mississippi Blood, by Greg Iles
The #1 New York Times Bestseller
The final installment in the epic Natchez Burning
trilogy by Greg Iles
Natchez Burning is extraordinarily entertaining
and fiendishly suspenseful. I defy you to start
it and find a way to put it down; as long as it
is, I wished it were longer. . . . This is an amazing
work of popular fiction.
One of the longest, most successful sustained
works of popular fiction in recent memory
Prepare to be surprised. Iles has always been an
exceptional storyteller, and he has invested these
volumes with an energy and sense of personal urgency
that rarely, if ever, falter.
The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family,
and the enemies bent on destroying them in this
revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day
Natchez, MississippiGreg Iless epic
tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that
explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt
Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn
Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around
him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles
have been irrevocably compromised, and his father,
once a paragon of the community that Penn leads
as mayor, is about to be tried for the murder of
a former lover. Most terrifying of all, Dr. Cage
seems bent on self-destruction. Despite Penn's experience
as a prosecutor in major murder trials, his father
has frozen him out of the trial preparations--preferring
to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth of
the crime to his son.
During forty years practicing medicine, Tom Cage
made himself the most respected and beloved physician
in Natchez, Mississippi. But this revered Southern
figure has secrets known only to himself and a handful
of others. Among them, Tom has a second son, the
product of an 1960s affair with his devoted African
American nurse, Viola Turner. It is Viola who has
been murdered, and her bitter son--Penn's half-brother--who
sets in motion the murder case against his father.
The resulting investigation exhumes dangerous ghosts
from Mississippi's violent past. In some way that
Penn cannot fathom, Viola Turner was a nexus point
between his father and the Double Eagles, a savage
splinter cell of the KKK. More troubling still,
the long-buried secrets shared by Dr. Cage and the
former Klansmen may hold the key to the most devastating
assassinations of the 1960s. The surviving Double
Eagles will stop at nothing to keep their past crimes
buried, and with the help of some of the most influential
men in the state, they seek to ensure that Dr. Cage
either takes the fall for them, or takes his secrets
to an early grave.
Unable to trust anyone around him--not even his
own mother--Penn joins forces with Serenity Butler,
a famous young black author who has come to Natchez
to write about his father's case. Together, Penn
and Serenity battle to crack the Double Eagles and
discover the secret history of the Cage family and
the South itself, a desperate move that risks the
only thing they have left to gamble: their lives.
Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion
to a breathtaking trilogy seven years in the making--one
that has kept readers on the edge of their seats.
With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a
masterful ability to blend history and imagination,
Greg Iles illuminates the brutal history of the
American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful
novel that delivers the shocking resolution his
fans have eagerly awaited.
Man Overboard, by J.A. Jance
In New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jances
gripping new thriller, Man Overboard, two tech geniuses
face offone intent on saving lives, the other
on ending them.
Cybersecurity expert Roger McGeary finally has
his life back on track after years of struggling
with depression. But when he falls from the balcony
of his suite on an all-expenses-paid cruise, the
police quickly dismiss it as death by misadventure,
a vague phrase leaving much to interpretation.
Unsatisfied, Rogers tough-as-nails aunt,
Julia Miller, is determined to find answers and
closure. By contacting Rogers childhood friend
Stuart Ramey to help her solve the mystery of his
fate, Julia unwittingly sets up a collision course
with a serial killer.
Stuart, his sidekick Cami Lee, and journalist turned
amateur sleuth Ali Reynolds put the full resources
of cutting edge online security firm High Noon Enterprises
into learning the truth about Rogers death.
With Cami on the high seas investigating the ship
from which Roger disappeared, Stuart stays tied
to his computer, locked in a battle of wits and
technology against an unusually twisted adversary.
Aided by Frigg, an artificial intelligence companion
of his own creation, the killer targets victims
who have lost parents to suicide and attempts to
drive them to the same tragic end.
When the heartless killer and his cyber accomplice
set their sights on Stuart, High Noon must race
against time to save him and countless others.
This Life I Live: One Man's Extraordinary,
Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed it Forever,
by Rory Feek
The story she said he was born to
Her story. His story. The love story of Joey and
By inviting so many into the final months of Joeys
life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured
hearts around the world with how they handled the
diagnosis; the inspiring, simple way they chose
to live; and how they loved each other every step
of the way. But there is far more to the story.
My life is very ordinary, says Rory.
On the surface, it is not very special. If
you looked at it, day to day, it wouldnt seem
like much. But when you look at it in a bigger contextas
part of a larger storyyou start to see the
magic that is on the pages of the book that is my
life. And the more you look, the more you see. Or,
at least, I do.
In this vulnerable book, he takes us for the first
time into his own challenging life story and what
it was like growing up in rural America with little
money and even less family stability.
This is the story of a man searching for meaning
and security in a world that offered neither. And
its the story of a man who finally gives it
all to a power higher than himself and soon meets
a young woman who will change his heart forever.
In This Life I Live, Rory Feek helps us not only
to connect more fully to his and Joeys story
but also to our own journeys. He shows what can
happen when we are fully open in lifes key
moments, whether when meeting our life companion
or tackling an unexpected tragedy. He also gives
never-before-revealed details on their life together
and what he calls the long goodbye,
the blessing of being able to know that life is
going to end and taking advantage of it. Rory shows
how we are all actually there already and how we
can learn to live that way every day.
A gifted man from nowhere and everywhere in search
of something to believe in. A young woman from the
Midwest with an angelic voice and deep roots that
just needed a place to be planted. This is their
story. Two hearts that found each other and touched
millions of other hearts along the way.
The Ebb Tide, by Beverly Lewis
A Heartwarming Tale of Courage and
Love from Amish Fiction's #1 Author
When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be
their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape
May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the
chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster
County Amish community where she grew up. Sallie
has long dreamed of seeing more of the world, but
her parents are reluctant for her to put off baptism
yet another summer, and the timing is unfortunate
for Perry Zook, who has renewed interest in courting
Though she loves nannying, Sallie has free time
on the weekends to enjoy the shore. It is there
that she meets Kevin Kreider, a marine biology student
who talks freely about all he's learning and asks
about her interests, unlike most of the guys she
grew up with. Time with Kevin is invigorating, and
Sallie realizes she's never felt quite this alive
around Perry. Then again, Kevin is Mennonite, not
Sallie tries to brush aside her growing feelings
for Kevin, but she fears what her parents would
think about her new friendship. Just as concerning,
however, is Sallie's realization that her time in
Cape May is increasing her desire to see the world,
challenging her plans for the future. Has she been
too hasty with her promises, or will Sallie only
find what her heart is longing for back home in
The Burial Hour, by Jeffery Deaver
DANGEROUSLY GOOD. DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER.
Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back with his
most harrowing case yet in this newest installment
of Jeffrey Deaver's New York Times bestselling series.
A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side
street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's
noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the
only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this
puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order
is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia
Sachs are called in to investigate.
Soon the case takes a stranger turn: a recording
surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his
desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of
music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer...
Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away.
So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road
outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate
to rejoin the hunt.
But the search is now a complex case of international
cooperation--and not all those involved may be who
they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing
a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe
hanging in the balance.
Marlena, by Julie Buntin
The story of two girls and the wild
year that will cost one her life, and define the
others for decades
Everything about fifteen-year-old Cats new
town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter
until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful,
pill-popping Marlena. Cat is quickly drawn into
Marlenas orbit and as she catalogues a litany
of firsts?first drink, first cigarette, first kiss,
first pill?Marlenas habits harden and calcify.
Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six
inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades
later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces
unexpectedly, Cat must try again to move on, even
as the memory of Marlena calls her back.
Told in a haunting dialogue between past and present,
Marlena is an unforgettable story of the friendships
that shape us beyond reason and the ways it might
be possible to pull oneself back from the brink.
The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and
How to Fix it, by W. Chris Winter, M.D.
With cutting-edge sleep science
and time-tested techniques, The Sleep Solution will
help anyone achieve healthy sleep and eliminate
pills, pain, and fatigue.
If you want to fix your sleep problems, Internet
tips and tricks arent going to do it for you.
You need to really understand whats going
on with your sleepboth what your problems
are and how to solve them.
The Sleep Solution is an exciting journey of sleep
self-discovery and understanding that will help
you custom design specific interventions to fit
your lifestyle. Drawing on his twenty-four years
of experience within the field, neurologist and
sleep expert W. Chris Winter will help you
Understand how sleep works and the ways in
which food, light, and other activities act to help
or hurt the process
Learn why sleeping pills are so often misunderstood
and used incorrectlyand how you can achieve
your best sleep without them
Incorporate sleep and napping into your lifewhether
you are a shift worker, student, or overcommitted
Think outside the box to better understand
ways to treat a multitude of
conditionsfrom insomnia to sleep apnea to
restless leg syndrome and circadian sleep disorders
Wade through the ever-changing sea of sleep
technology and understand its value as it relates
to your own sleep struggles
Dubbed the Sleep Whisperer by Arianna
Huffington, Dr. Winter is an international expert
on sleep and has helped more than 10,000 patients
rest better at night, including countless professional
athletes. Now, hes bringing his experiences
out from under the coversredefining what it
means to have optimal sleep and get the ZZZs you
INCLUDES TIPS, TRICKS, EXERCISES, AND ILLUSTRATIONS
Good Veg: Ebullient Vegetables,
Global Flavors-A Modern Vegetarian Cookbook, by
For years, chef and cookbook author Alice Hart
has been craftingand sharingrecipes
for giving pleasure. Now, Good Veg showcases
ebullient vegetables, fruits, and grainsin
inventive, reliable dishes to sustain you (and family
and friends) all day, through every season. Harts
food surprises and thrills through contrasts (think
crisp and soft, sweet and sour, chile heat and refreshing
Roasted Carrot Soup with Flatbread Ribbons
Chickpea Crepes with Wild Garlic
Brown Rice Bibimbap Bowls with Smoky Peppers
Toasted Marzipan Ice Cream
Plus, her thoughtfully organized chapters help you
find just the right dish:
Mornings Grazing Quick Thrifty
Gatherings Grains Raw-ish
The time is right for a book packed to the
rafters with ideas and a rainbow of colors, so you
never need wonder what to cook for any occasion.Alice
H.H. Holmes: The True History
of the White City Devil, by Adam Selzer
America's first and most notorious
serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during
the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.
H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City
Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining
the life and career of a murderer who has become
one of Americas great supervillains. It reveals
not only the true story but how the legend evolved,
taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources
that have never been examined before, including
legal documents, letters, articles, and records
that have been buried in archives for more than
Though Holmes has become just as famous now as
he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary
materials makes very clear how much of the story
as we know came from reporters who were nowhere
near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police
chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself.
Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data
about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century
America, the killers background, and the wild
cast of characters who circulated in and about the
famous castle building. This book will
be the first truly accurate account of what really
happened in Holmess castle of horror.
Exhaustively researched and painstakingly brought
to life, H. H. Holmes will be an invaluable companion
to the upcoming Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio
movie about Holmess murder spree based on
Erik Larsons The Devil in the White City.
The Fix, by David Baldacci
THE NEW MEMORY MAN NOVEL!
Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI
headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style
on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself.
Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation
and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and
his team can find absolutely no connection between
the shooter--a family man with a successful consulting
business--and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is
there a hint of any possible motive for the attack.
Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence
Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case.
The murder is part of an open DIA investigation,
one so classified that Decker and his team aren't
cleared for it.
But they learn that the DIA believes solving the
murder is now a matter of urgent national security.
Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile
government--or worse, an international terrorist
group--and an attack may be imminent.
Decker's never been one to follow the rules, especially
with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance
with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on
only one goal: solving the case before it's too
The Last Chance Olive Ranch, by Susan Wittig Albert
In this exciting new mystery from
New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert,
China Bayles fears for her husbands life as
an escaped convict targets him...
Max Mantel, the killer McQuaid put away years ago,
has busted out of the Huntsville prison and appears
to be headed for Pecan Springs. McQuaid knows theres
only one way to stop the vengeful convictset
a trap with himself as bait.
China wants to stay by her husbands side and
keep him from harm. But McQuaid insists that she
get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive
Ranch, where shes agreed to teach a workshop
When China and her best friend arrive at the ranch,
she learns the owner, Maddie Haskell, has her own
troubles. She inherited the ranch and olive oil
business from the late matriarch, Eliza Butler,
but Elizas nephew is contesting the will.
While China throws herself into helping Maddie,
McQuaids plan backfires when Mantel executes
a countermove he never saw coming. Now McQuaids
life is not the only one at stakeand this
time may really be his last chance...
The Lost Order, by Steve Berry
The Knights of the Golden Circle
was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization
in American history. It amassed billions in stolen
gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across
the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have
searched, but little of that immense wealth has
ever been found.
Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions
of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle
want that lost treasure?one to spend it for their
own ends, the other to preserve it.
Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department
agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights
is far deeper than he ever imagined. At the center
is the Smithsonian Institution?linked to the knights,
its treasure, and Malone himself through an ancestor,
a Confederate spy named Angus Cotton
Adams, whose story holds the key to everything.
Complicating matters are the political ambitions
of a reckless Speaker of the House and the bitter
widow of a United States Senator, who together are
planning radical changes to the country. And while
Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt face the past, ex-president
Danny Daniels and Stephanie Nelle confront a new
and unexpected challenge, a threat that may cost
one of them their life.
From the backrooms of the Smithsonian to the deepest
woods in rural Arkansas, and finally up into the
rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost
Order by Steve Berry is a perilous adventure into
our countrys dark past, and a potentially
even darker future.
One Perfect Lie, by Lisa Scottoline
"Scottoline keeps the pace relentless as
she drops a looming threat into the heart of an
idyllic suburban community, causing readers to hold
their breath in anticipation." Booklist
"Readers can be assured that the author nails
the high school milieu, from athletic rivalries
to sexting...they're in for one thrilling ride."
"Entertaining...This fast-paced read culminates
in a daring chase that would play well on the big
screen." Publishers Weekly
On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He's applying
for a job as a high school government teacher, he's
ready to step in as an assistant baseball coach,
and his references are impeccable.
But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie.
Susan Sematov is proud of her son Raz, a high school
pitcher so athletically talented that he's being
recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division
I college, with a future in major-league baseball.
But Razs father died only a few months ago,
leaving her son in a vulnerable place where any
new father figure might influence him for good,
Heather Larkin is a struggling single mother who
lives for her son Jordan's baseball games. But Jordan
is shy, and Heather fears he is being lured down
a dark path by one of his teammates, a young man
from an affluent family whose fun-loving manner
might possibly conceal his violent plans.
Mindy Kostis succumbs to the pressure of being
a surgeon's wife by filling her days with social
events and too many gin and tonics. But she doesnt
know that her husband and her son, Evan, are keeping
secrets from her secrets that might destroy
all of them.
At the center of all of them is Chris Brennan.
Why is he there? What does he want? And what is
he willing to do to get it?
Enthralling and suspenseful, One Perfect Lie is
an emotional thriller and a suburban crime story
that will have readers riveted up to the shocking
end, with killer twists and characters you wont
Rag Doll, by Daniel Cole
A gruesome delight! Daniel Coles thriller
Ragdoll, in which gritty detective William Wolf
Fawkes comes upon a single corpse stitched together
out of six bodies, had me flipping pages furiously.
Its an impressive debut, dark, propulsive,
and surprisingly funny.
Gregg Hurwitz, bestselling author of Orphan
William Fawkes, a controversial detective known
as The Wolf, has just been reinstated to his post
after he was suspended for assaulting a vindicated
suspect. Still under psychological evaluation, Fawkes
returns to the force eager for a big case. When
his former partner and friend, Detective Emily Baxter,
calls him to a crime scene, hes sure this
is it: the body is made of the dismembered parts
of six victims, sewn together like a puppeta
corpse that becomes known as The Ragdoll.
Fawkes is tasked with identifying the six victims,
but that gets dicey when his reporter ex-wife anonymously
receives photographs from the crime scene, along
with a list of six names, and the dates on which
the Ragdoll Killer plans to murder them.
The final name on the list is Fawkes.
Baxter and her trainee partner, Alex Edmunds, hone
in on figuring out what links the victims together
before the killer strikes again. But for Fawkes,
seeing his name on the list sparks a dark memory,
and he fears that the catalyst for these killings
has more to do with himand his pastthan
With a breakneck pace, a twisty plot, and a wicked
sense of humor, Ragdoll announces the arrival of
the hottest new brand in crime fiction.
Red Sister, by Mark Lawrence
The international bestselling author of the
Broken Empire and the Red Queens War trilogies
begins a stunning epic fantasy series about a secretive
order of holy warriors...
At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised
to be killers. In some few children the old bloods
show, gifting rare talents that can be honed to
deadly or mystic effect. But even the mistresses
of sword and shadow dont truly understand
what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought
to their halls.
A bloodstained child of nine falsely accused of
murder, guilty of worse, Nona is stolen from the
shadow of the noose. It takes ten years to educate
a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist, but
under Abbess Glasss care there is much more
to learn than the arts of death. Among her class
Nona finds a new familyand new enemies.
Despite the security and isolation of the convent,
Nonas secret and violent past finds her out,
drawing with it the tangled politics of a crumbling
empire. Her arrival sparks old feuds to life, igniting
vicious struggles within the church and even drawing
the eye of the emperor himself.
Beneath a dying sun, Nona Grey must master her inner
demons, then loose them on those who stand in her
Mask of the Sun: The Science, History, and Forgotten
Lore of Eclipses, by John Dvorak
They have been thought of as harbingers of evil
as well as a sign of the divine. Eclipses?one of
the rarest and most stunning celestial events we
can witness here on Earth?have shaped the course
of human history and thought since humans first
turned their eyes to the sky.
What do Virginia Woolf, the rotation of hurricanes,
Babylonian kings and Einsteins General Theory
Relativity all have in common? Eclipses. Always
spectacular and, today, precisely predicable, eclipses
have allowed us to know when the first Olympic games
were played and, long before the first space probe,
that the Moon was covered by dust.
Eclipses have stunned, frightened, emboldened and
mesmerized people for thousands of years. They were
recorded on ancient turtle shells discovered in
the Wastes of Yin in China, on clay tablets from
Mesopotamia and on the Mayan Dresden Codex."
They are mentioned in Homers Iliad and Odyssey
and at least eight times in the Bible. Columbus
used them to trick people, while Renaissance painter
Taddeo Gaddi was blinded by one. Sorcery was banished
within the Catholic Church after astrologers used
an eclipse to predict a popes death.
In Mask of the Sun, acclaimed writer John Dvorak
the importance of the number 177 and why the ancient
Romans thought it was bad to have sexual intercourse
during an eclipse (whereas other cultures thought
it would be good luck). Even today, pregnant women
in Mexico wear safety pins on their underwear during
an eclipse. Eclipses are an amazing phenomena?unique
to Earth?that have provided the key to much of what
we now know and understand about the sun, our moon,
gravity, and the workings of the universe.
Both entertaining and authoritative, Mask of the
Sun reveals the humanism behind the science of both
lunar and solar eclipses. With insightful detail
and vividly accessible prose, Dvorak provides explanations
as to how and why eclipses occur?as well as insight
into the forthcoming eclipse of 2017 that will be
visible across North America.
8 pages of photographs
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the People's
Temple, by Jeff Guinn
By the New York Times bestselling author of Manson,
the comprehensive, authoritative, and tragic story
of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the
Jonestown Massacrethe largest murder-suicide
in American history.
In the 1950s, a young Indianapolis minister named
Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel
and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated,
and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary
civil rights movement. Eventually, Jones moved his
church, Peoples Temple, to northern California.
He became involved in electoral politics, and soon
was a prominent Bay Area leader.
In this riveting narrative, Jeff Guinn examines
Joness life, from his extramarital affairs,
drug use, and fraudulent faith healing to the fraught
decision to move almost a thousand of his followers
to a settlement in the jungles of Guyana in South
America. Guinn provides stunning new details of
the events leading to the fatal day in November,
1978 when more than nine hundred people diedincluding
almost three hundred infants and childrenafter
being ordered to swallow a cyanide-laced drink.
Guinn examined thousands of pages of FBI files
on the case, including material released during
the course of his research. He traveled to Joness
Indiana hometown, where he spoke to people never
previously interviewed, and uncovered fresh information
from Jonestown survivors. He even visited the Jonestown
site with the same pilot who flew there the day
that Congressman Leo Ryan was murdered on Joness
orders. The Road to Jonestown is the definitive
book about Jim Jones and the events that led to
the tragedy at Jonestown.
Star wars: Thrawn, by Timothy Zahn
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this definitive
novel, readers will follow Thrawns rise to
poweruncovering the events that created one
of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.
One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in
the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral
Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters
in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction
in bestselling author Timothy Zahns classic
Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures
in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond.
But Thrawns origins and the story of his rise
in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious.
Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles
the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned,
red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal
warfare into the highest realms of powerand
Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds
in Afghanistan, by Aaron B. O'Connell
The first rule of warfare is to know ones
enemy. The second is to know thyself. More than
fifteen years and three quarters of a trillion dollars
after the US invasion of Afghanistan, its
clear that the United States followed neither rule
Americas goals in Afghanistan were lofty
to begin with: dismantle al Qaeda, remove the Taliban
from power, remake the country into a democracy.
But not only did the mission come completely unmoored
from reality, the United States wasted billions
of dollars, and thousands of lives were lost. Our
Latest Longest War is a chronicle of how, why, and
in what ways the war in Afghanistan failed. Edited
by historian and Marine lieutenant colonel Aaron
B. OConnell, the essays collected here represent
nine different perspectives on the warall
from veterans of the conflict, both American and
Afghan. Together, they paint a picture of a war
in which problems of culture and an unbridgeable
rural-urban divide derailed nearly every field of
endeavor. The authors also draw troubling parallels
to the Vietnam War, arguing that deep-running ideological
currents in American life explain why the US government
has repeatedly used armed nation-building to try
to transform failing states into modern, liberal
democracies. In Afghanistan, as in Vietnam, this
created a dramatic mismatch of means and ends that
neither money, technology, nor the force of arms
The war in Afghanistan has been the longest in
US history, and in many ways, the most confounding.
Few who fought in it think it has been worthwhile.
These are difficult topics for any American or Afghan
to consider, especially those who lost friends or
family in it. This sobering historywritten
by the very people who have been fighting the waris
impossible to ignore.
No Easy Target, by Iris Johansen
New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen
returns with another thriller, No Easy Target
Margaret Douglas has worked hard to put her painful
past behind her. Raised off the grid in an abusive
home, her only escape was the nearby forest where
she sought refuge whenever she could. There, in
the peaceful woods, she discovered a strange gift:
the ability to understand animals and to communicate
with them. And so those creatures became her only
friends, her only joy during a desolate childhood.
Now Margaret wants nothing more than to live a quiet
life, close to the animals and under the radar.
But her abilities have not gone unnoticed and there
are those who would use them for their own purposes.
Determined not to be a pawn in anyones game,
every time someone gets too close, Margaret uproots
her life and outruns them.
When John Lassiter breaks into Margarets
apartment, she vanishes again, but Lassiter has
good reason to be persistent. As a CIA operative,
he owes his life to his men , one of whom is being
held captive by an unrelenting enemy?an enemy who
has set his sights on Margaret. Which means that
Lassiter must control her to use her as bait.
With danger in hot pursuit, Margaret finds herself
matching wits with a man who refuses to stop or
be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter,
Margaret must use everything she has ever learned
to not only survive, but to defeat a great evil.
And to prove once and for all that shes no
The Red Hunter, by Lisa Unger
What is the difference between justice and revenge?
In this buzzworthy new standalone thriller by New
York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, two wronged
women on very different paths find themselves in
the same dark place
Claudia Bishops perfect life fell apart when
the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with
a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a
constant sense of anxiety about the world around
her. Now, looking for a fresh start with a home
restoration project and growing blog, Claudia takes
on a crumbling old houseone that unbeknownst
to her has an ugly history and may hide long buried
For Zoey Drake the defining moment of her childhood
was the horrific home invasion murder of her parents.
Years later, she has embraced the rage that fuels
her. Training in the martial arts has made her strong
and ready to face the demons from the pastand
Strangers to each other, and walking very different
paths in the wake of trauma, these two women are
on a collision coursebecause Zoeys past
nightmare and Claudias dreams for her future
take place in the very same house. As Zoey seeks
justice, and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront
the monsters at the door that are the most frightening
Ominous, by Lisa Jackson
New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson,
Nancy Bush, and Rosalind Noonan join together in
a gripping novel of suspense, as a long-guarded
secret plunges three friends into a new nightmare.
In the photograph, three teenaged girls splash in
the lake on a sweltering summer evening. Shiloh,
Kat, and Ruth are unaware of the man who spies on
them from the woods. They have no idea how their
lives will be changed by the brutal violence that
follows--and the vow of secrecy they take.
CAN PREPARE YOU
Fifteen years later, Ruth and Shiloh have both returned
to Prairie Creek, Wyoming, where Kat is deputy sheriff.
Though they've tried to leave their shared past
behind, each has the feeling that someone is lurking
in the shadows. When a local girl vanishes, Kat
is convinced there's a connection to that long ago
night. But as the friends unite to find the missing
teenager, a killer sends a chilling message.
FOR A KILLER'S VENGEANCE
He's still there. And he hasn't forgotten. For so
long he's made do with other victims, but they can't
compare to the ones who got away. The ones who keep
searching for him, blind to the terrifying truth
that they are not the hunters, but his prey...
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