Description : This is a story of Africa, shown at its most cruelest and tender moments. It is a story of violence set against the breathtaking beauty of the land, where cicades sing their interminable song and elephants gambol in a mud hole. It is a story of vengeance and endurance. It is not a story of Black against White, but of the resistance to the winds of change; the drawing in an empires and the global trend towards righting past wrongs. It is a conflict where Sergeant Wilson and his men fight a war they know they cannot win, but they fight it anyways, because it is their job. Appalling events personalize the conflict into a brutal and unremitting contest to the death between Sergeant Wilson and the leader of a terrorist band, known as 'Chaka', the best men each side has to offer, Severely wounded and taken across the border for interrogation Sergeant Wilson is beyond pain. Hopelessly in love, the beautiful Sally Ferguson arrives in the same country and with the aid of friends attempts to discover where Bob us being held, with the ill-conceived idea of affecting a rescue. She finds herself in a terrifying situation. It is also a story of love and passion, where a frightened woman kills and finally gives her life for the man she loves. The story is unremitting in its action and the saddest thing about it is that most of it could have happened. It is set in Nyanga, a make-believe country in Africa. But those who were there will know.
Description : Hilary hates Jews. As part of a neo-Nazi gang in her town, she's finally found a sense of belonging. But when she's critically injured in an accident, everything changes. Somehow, in her mind, she has become Chana, a Jewish girl fighting for her own life in the ghettos and concentration camps of World War II. Han Nolan offers powerful insight into one young woman's survival through the Holocaust and another's journey out of hatred and self-loathing. Reader's guide and an interview with the author included.
Description : I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself. Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together has been shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend and I lost him. It shouldn't be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he's not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.
Description : In her bestselling memoir As I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Eileen Munro vividly documented the abuse she experienced at the hands of her adoptive parents and, later, within the care system. The birth of Eileen's son, Craig, and her escape from the authorities' clutches should have seen her turn a corner, but she remains haunted by the spectre of her past. In If I Should Die Before I Wake, Eileen chronicles her search for her real parents and her battle for an education for both Craig and herself. She faces exploitation, suffers further sexual and physical abuse, and endures periods of homelessness and bad health. Still she perseveres, clinging to her hopes for the future, until she eventually finds the sense of belonging that has previously eluded her. In this harrowing but ultimately inspirational second volume of memoir, Eileen Munro proves that, against all the odds, happiness does sometimes come to those who never give up hope.
Description : Kate Borg seemed to have everything going for her. She had an intelligent, handsome husband, a beautiful four-year-old son, and a magnificent home that would make the average woman drool with envy. Suddenly, Kate's perfect world and charmed life was over. Her husband and son were brutally stabbed to death leaving her in a pit of grief and despair. To make matters worse, the murderer was stalking her looking for an opportunity to end her life. Can Kate find the will to live and escape the veil of death that seems to cover her life? Is it possible that she will find a new love? This mystery romance thriller will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat. You will walk in the shoes of Kate Borg, feeling and experiencing her roller coaster of emotions.
Description : 'If I Should Die is a page turner thriller with great characters and literally heart-stopping suspense - I loved it!' Mary Higgins Clark In cities all over the USA people whose lives have just been saved by a medical miracle are dying mysterious and violent deaths. Chicago policeman Joe Duvall realises his sister's life may be at risk, and a desperate race against time begins. 'An exciting and compelling piece of storytelling. Fast moving and full of suspense' Publishing News
Description : David and Jesse Turner have been happily married for seven years when a fatal car crash takes Jesse away from David. Jesse lies in a hospital bed, fighting for her life. She is thrown into another world, unaware that she is in a coma. Aaron Edwards has spent his life fighting to avenge the wrong that was inflicted on him from an early childhood. He spent the first nine years of his life hidden in an attic then he was separated from human compassion in an institution. While fleeing the scene of a crime, he is also caught up in the same fateful car crash. Together he and Jesse discover that everything is not as it may seem. Thomas Keyes, a decorated police officer, lost his wife and child to a serial killer years ago. He leads an ongoing investigation in search for the person or persons responsible for a series of brutal murders. The investigation runs into a wall, but through a strange twist in fate, a nurse named Edith Allen opens Thomas's eyes to an incredible realization. It is said that beyond all reason, there exists another world. A world not controlled by rationality or predictable thought, but the unpredictable subconscious mind. What happens if that world is discovered? David sits by Jesse's bedside hoping for a miracle when he, as well as Thomas Keyes, are challenged to believe the impossible. Can the world as they know it, hide another whole and complete existence? David is forced to make a choice. In a race against odds, David must decide whether to kill or be killed. His resolve is tested as he takes a leap of faith and follows his heart. Can he save his wife from a serial killer?
Description : An ex-cop's habits die hard.... Savvy, streetwise former cop Mali Anderson left the NYPD with a lawsuit and a lot of bitterness. Now she's on her way to a master's in sociology, living with her jazz musician father and mothering her orphaned nephew, Alvin. As Mali walks past the stylish town houses of Harlem's Strivers Row to meet Alvin at his rehearsal with the Uptown Children's Chorus, she hears a child's panicked screams--and witnesses a struggle. Mali thwarts the child's abduction, but as the car roars away, she finds a body in the street. The dead man is her friend Erskin Harding, tour director of the Chorus. The memory of her friend and the peril of her nephew drive Mali to track down the killer. It's a search that will take her from a gossip-filled beauty parlor to a dark, decaying crack house and--as anonymous warnings escalate into violence--could even lead her to her grave. From the Paperback edition.
Description : **WINNER of the 2014-2015 Waverton Good Read Award** If I Should Die is the astounding debut from British author Matthew Frank. ---------- When a homeless man walks into Greenwich police station and confesses a killing, it should be the admission that cracks open a murder enquiry. Instead, he stumbles out on to the street and collapses, bleeding from a stab wound he's attempted to repair himself . . . The newest member of the Met's murder investigation team, twenty-five year-old Afghan veteran Joseph Stark, doesn't believe the man's story. Yet it becomes clear that Stark and the down-and-out share a connection. And that this could provide the key to unlocking the case. Soon, the young detective and his colleagues are drawn deeper into a dark, disturbing world as dangerous as anything Stark has known on the frontline. And where there's enough at stake for a man to risk everything . . . If I Should Die is the first title in a new crime series, and outstanding characterization, pitch perfect dialogue and precision plotting mark out Matthew Frank as a debut writer to watch. With the introduction of series character and ex-soldier police detective Joseph Stark, fans of Ian Rankin's Rebus novels will be hooked from the word go. Praise for If I Should Die: 'Skilfully plotted, with a great clarity of style . . . such an original newcomer' Alison Joseph, Chair of the Crime Writer's Association 'A gripping murder story ... Frank brilliantly maintains a balance between the demands of a complex plot and his character's difficulty in returning to civilian life ... an accomplished first novel' Sunday Times 'Well researched and totally convincing, this is the first of several Stark books. Great news if they're as good as this' Sunday Mirror 'A powerful debut ... intensity, outstanding characterisation, passion, perfect dialogue and pinpoint plotting' Crime Review
Description : Shares the experiences of a rape victim who became pregnant and had an abortion, describes the arguments against abortion, and looks at a program designed to help teenagers with unplanned pregnancies