Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: Harper Paperbacks
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN: 9780062197269
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Darkest Corner Book Excerpt:

When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets Lee Brightman, she can't believeher luck. Gorgeous, charismatic, and a bit mysterious, Lee seems almost tooperfect to be true. But what begins as flattering attention and spontaneous, passionate sextransforms into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon discovers that Lee's dazzlingblue eyes and blond good looks hide a dark, violent nature. Disturbedby his increasingly erratic, controlling behavior, she tries to break it off; turningto her friends for support, she's stunned to find they don't believe her. Increasinglyisolated and driven into the darkest corner of her world, a desperateCatherine plans a meticulous escape. Four years later, Lee is behind bars and Catherine—now Cathy—is tryingto build a new life in a new city. Though her body has healed, the trauma ofthe past still haunts her. Then Stuart Richardson, her attractive new neighbor,moves in. Encouraging her to confront her fears, he sparks unexpected hopeand the possibility of love and a normal life. Until the day the phone rings . . .

Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN: 9781921922541
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Darkest Corner Book Excerpt:

Winner of Amazon UK’s Best Book of the Year for 2011, Into the Darkest Corner is an edgy and powerful thriller that asks the most terrifying questions: What if the person you love isn’t who you thought they were? What if they are so convincing even your closest friends can’t see the truth? What if they won’t let you go? Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Lee is gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous—almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. As his behavior becomes increasingly erratic and controlling Catherine is more and more isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, cut off from her friends and unable to trust anyone, she plans her escape. And she succeeds. Four years later, Catherine dares to believe she might be safe. But is she?

Dark Tide

Dark Tide
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN: 0062197347
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Tide Book Excerpt:

Elizabeth Haynes, author of the bestselling debut Into the Darkest Corner, returns with a tense, gripping thriller about a woman caught in an underworld of corruption and murder... Genevieve has finally achieved her dream: to leave the stress of London behind and start a new life aboard a houseboat in Kent. She’s found the perfect vessel: Revenge of the Tide. She already feels less lonely; as if the boat is looking after her. But the night of her boat-warming party, a body washes up, and to Genevieve’s horror, she recognizes the victim. She isn’t about to tell the police, though; hardly anyone knows about her past as a dancer at a private members’ club, The Barclay. The death can’t have anything to do with her. Or so she thinks... Soon, the lull of the waves against Revenge feels anything but soothing, as Genevieve begins to receive strange calls and can’t reach the one person who links the present danger with her history at the club. Fearing for her safety, Genevieve recalls the moment when it all started to go wrong: the night she saw her daytime boss in the crowd at The Barclay... Dark, sexy, and exquisitely chilling, Dark Tide is another superb mystery from acclaimed rising star Elizabeth Haynes.

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Author: Samantha-Ellen Bound
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 9
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes Book Excerpt:

Never Alone

Never Alone
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: Myriad Editions
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 190843497X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Alone Book Excerpt:

Elizabeth Haynes’ new psychological thriller is a brilliantly suspenseful and shocking story in which nothing is at it seems, but everything is at stake. Sarah Carpenter lives in an isolated farmhouse in North Yorkshire and for the first time, after the death of her husband some years ago and her children, Louis and Kitty, leaving for university, she’s living alone. But she doesn’t consider herself lonely. She has two dogs, a wide network of friends and the support of her best friend, Sophie. When an old acquaintance, Aiden Beck, needs somewhere to stay for a while, Sarah’s cottage seems ideal; and renewing her relationship with Aiden gives her a reason to smile again. It’s supposed to be temporary, but not everyone is comfortable with the arrangement: her children are wary of his motives, and Will Brewer, an old friend of her son’s, seems to have taken it upon himself to check up on Sarah at every opportunity. Even Sophie has grown remote and distant. After Sophie disappears, it’s clear she hasn’t been entirely honest with anyone, including Will, who seems more concerned for Sarah’s safety than anyone else. As the weather closes in, events take a dramatic turn and Kitty too goes missing. Suddenly Sarah finds herself in terrible danger, unsure of who she can still trust. But she isn’t facing this alone; she has Aiden, and Aiden offers the protection that Sarah needs. Doesn’t he?

The Darkest Corners

The Darkest Corners
Author: Kara Thomas
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN: 0553521470
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Darkest Corners Book Excerpt:

"Gripping from start to finish . . . with twists that left me shocked."—Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen For fans of Gillian Flynn and Pretty Little Liars, The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become. There are secrets around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about what happened there that last summer. She and her childhood best friend Callie never talked about what they saw. Not before the trial. And certainly not after. But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette—to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth. Only the closer Tessa gets to what really happened, the closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away. And don't miss Kara's next "eerie and masterly psychological thriller" Little Monsters—on sale now (SLJ)!

Human Remains

Human Remains
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: Harper Paperbacks
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN: 9780062276766
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Remains Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes returns with a disturbing and powerful tale that preys on our darkest fears. Police analyst Annabel wouldn't describe herself as lonely. Her work and the needs of her aging mother keep her busy. But Annabel is shocked when she discovers her neighbor's decomposing body in the house next door, and she is appalled to think that no one, including herself, noticed the woman's absence. Annabel sets out to investigate, despite her colleagues' lack of interest, and discovers that such cases are frighteningly common in her hometown. A chilling thriller and a hymn to all the lonely people whose individual voices haunt its pages, Human Remains shows how vulnerable we are when we live alone, and how easily ordinary lives can fall apart when no one is watching.

Dark Corners

Dark Corners
Author: Ruth Rendell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 1501119443
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Corners Book Excerpt:

“A spectacularly creepy and macabre tale” (Entertainment Weekly) of blackmail, murders both accidental and opportunistic, and of one life’s fateful unraveling—from Ruth Rendell, “one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation” (People), writing at her most mesmerizing. Rendell completed Dark Corners shortly before her death in 2015. When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighborhood. Cash poor, Carl rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That is mistake number one. Mistake number two is keeping the bizarre collection of homeopathic and alternative “cures” that his father left in the medicine cabinet, including a stash of controversial diet pills. Mistake number three is selling fifty of those diet pills to a friend, who is then found dead. Dermot seizes a nefarious opportunity and begins to blackmail Carl, refusing to pay rent, and creepily invading Carl’s space. Ingeniously weaving together two storylines that finally merge in a shocking turn, Ruth Rendell describes one man’s spiral into darkness—and murder—as he falls victim to a diabolical foe he cannot escape. This is brilliant psychological suspense that gets under your skin. As Stephen King says, “No one surpasses Ruth Rendell when it comes to stories of obsession, instability, and malignant coincidence.” Dark Corners, her last book, “ranks among her best” (The Washington Post).

The Murder of Harriet Monckton

The Murder of Harriet Monckton
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: Myriad Editions
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN: 1912408058
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murder of Harriet Monckton Book Excerpt:

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner comes a delicious Victorian crime novel based on a true story that shocked and fascinated the nation. On 7th November 1843, Harriet Monckton, 23 years old and a woman of respectable parentage and religious habits, is found murdered in the privy behind the chapel she regularly attended in Bromley, Kent. The community is appalled by her death, apparently as a result of swallowing a fatal dose of prussic acid, and even more so when the surgeon reports that Harriet was around six months pregnant. Drawing on the coroner’s reports and witness testimonies, Elizabeth Haynes builds a compelling picture of Harriet’s final hours through the eyes of those closest to her and the last people to see her alive. Her fellow teacher and companion, her would-be fiancé, her seducer, her former lover—all are suspects; each has a reason to want her dead. Brimming with lust, mistrust and guilt, The Murder of Harriet Monckton is a masterclass of suspense from one of our greatest crime writers.

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN: 0751549614
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind Closed Doors Book Excerpt:

Ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Scarlett Rainsford vanished without a trace during a family holiday to Greece. When Scarlett is discovered back in her home town after all this time, DCI Louisa Smith is determined to find out what happened to her and why she remained hidden for so long. Was she abducted or did she run away? As Lou and her team delve deeper into Scarlett's past, their investigation throws up more questions than it answers. But as they edge closer to discovering what really went on behind closed doors, the truth is more sinister and disturbing than they had ever imagined. From the bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner comes an unsettling and compulsively readable novel that will keep you under its spell until the very last page.

Promises to Keep

Promises to Keep
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-02-24
ISBN: 0751555738
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promises to Keep Book Excerpt:

Running is the only thing keeping Jo sane. Haunted by the tragic death of a teenage asylum seeker, the rhythm of her feet pounding the earth provides temporary respite from all-consuming memories. So when she discovers a young boy living rough in the woods, Jo is determined to do everything within her power to keep him safe. DS Sam Hollands wants to get her relationship back on track, unsure of how to make things right. But everything changes when she returns from work one night to find a stranger in her home . . . Told with the use of source documents, allowing the reader to delve deeper into the world of the characters, this is a stunning, psychologically-rich short story from one of the most authentic and compelling voices in British crime fiction.

Human Remains

Human Remains
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: Myriad Editions
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-02-14
ISBN: 1908434198
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Remains Book Excerpt:

How well do you know your neighbours? Would you notice if they lived or died? Police analyst Annabel wouldn't describe herself as lonely. Her work keeps her busy and the needs of her ageing mother and her cat are more than enough to fill her time when she's on her own. But Annabel is shocked when she discovers her neighbour's decomposing body in the house next door, and appalled to think that no one, including herself, noticed her absence. Back at work she sets out to investigate, despite her police officer colleagues' lack of interest, and finds data showing that such cases are frighteningly common in her own home town. A chilling thriller and a hymn to all the lonely people, whose individual voices haunt the pages, Elizabeth Haynes' new novel is a deeply disturbing and powerful thriller that preys on our darkest fears, showing how vulnerable we are when we live alone, and how easily ordinary lives can fall apart when no one is watching.

Under a Silent Moon

Under a Silent Moon
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 0751549584
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under a Silent Moon Book Excerpt:

In the crisp, early morning hours, the police are called to a suspected murder at a farm outside a small English village. A beautiful young woman has been found dead, blood all over the cottage she lives in. At the same time, police respond to a reported female suicide, where a car has fallen into a local quarry. As DCI Louisa Smith and her team gather the evidence, they discover a link between these two women, a link which has sealed their dreadful fate one cold night, under a silent moon. Told in a unique way, using source documents that allow readers to interpret the evidence alongside DCI Louisa Smith and her team, Under a Silent Moon is an unsettling and compulsively readable novel that will keep you gripped until the very last page.

The Dark Corner

The Dark Corner
Author: Mark Powell
Publsiher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-11-30
ISBN: 1572339306
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Corner Book Excerpt:

“The best Appalachian novelist of his generation.” —Ron Rash, author of Serena and The Cove "The Dark Corner is one of the most riveting and beautifully written novels that I have ever read. Trouble drives the story, as it does in all great fiction, but grace, that feeling of mercy that all men hunger for, is the ultimate subject, and that's just part of the reason that Mark Powell is one of America's most brilliant writers." —Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff “Mark Powell’s third novel powerfully tackles the ongoing curses of drugs, real estate development, veterans’ plights, and other regional cultural banes that plague an Appalachia still very much alive and with us as its own chameleon-like animal. Brimming with fury and beauty, The Dark Corner is a thing wrought to be feared and admired.” —Casey Clabough, author of Confederado “Powell’s work is so clearly sourced to the wellspring of all spiritual understanding—this physical world...He is heir to the literary lineage of Melville, Conrad, Flannery O’Connor, Denis Johnson, and Robert Stone.” —Pete Duval, author of Rear View A troubled Episcopal priest and would-be activist, Malcolm Walker has failed twice over—first in an effort to shock his New England congregants out of their complacency and second in an attempt at suicide. Discharged from the hospital and haunted by images of the Iraq War and Abu Ghraib, he heads home to the mountains of northwestern South Carolina, the state’s “dark corner,” where a gathering storm of private grief and public rage awaits him. Malcolm’s life soon converges with people as damaged in their own ways as he is: his older brother, Dallas, a onetime college football star who has made a comfortable living in real-estate development but is now being drawn ever more deeply into an extremist militia; his dying father, Elijah, still plagued by traumatic memories of Vietnam and the death of his wife; and Jordan Taylor, a young, drug-addicted woman who is being ruthlessly exploited by Dallas’s viperous business partner, Leighton Clatter. As Malcolm tries to restart his life, he enters into a relationship with Jordan that offers both of them fleeting glimpses of heaven, even as hellish realities continue to threaten them. In The Dark Corner, Mark Powell confronts crucial issues currently shaping our culture: environmentalism and the disappearance of wild places, the crippling effects of wars past and present, drug abuse, and the rise of right-wing paranoia. With his skillful plotting, feel for place, and gift for creating complex and compelling characters, Powell evokes a world as vivid and immediate as the latest news cycle, while at the same time he offers a nuanced reflection on timeless themes of violence, longing, redemption, faith, and love. MARK POWELL is the author of two previous novels published by the University of Tennessee Press, Prodigals and the Peter Taylor Prize–winning Blood Kin. The recipient of National Endowment for the Arts and Breadloaf Writers’ Conference fellowships, as well as the Chaffin Award for fiction, he is an assistant professor of English at Stetson University.

The Lost Book of the Grail

The Lost Book of the Grail
Author: Charlie Lovett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 0399562524
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Book of the Grail Book Excerpt:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale comes a new novel about an obsessive bibliophile’s quest through time to discover a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library. Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among the concrete buildings of the University of Barchester, where he works as an English professor. His one respite is his time spent nestled in the library, nurturing his secret obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral. But when a beautiful young American named Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester charged with the task of digitizing the library’s manuscripts, Arthur’s tranquility is broken. Appalled by the threat modern technology poses to the library he loves, he sets out to thwart Bethany, only to find in her a kindred spirit with a similar love for knowledge and books—and a fellow Grail fanatic. Bethany soon joins Arthur in a quest to find the lost Book of Ewolda, the ancient manuscript telling the story of the cathedral’s founder. And when the future of the cathedral itself is threatened, Arthur and Bethany’s search takes on grave importance, leading the pair to discover secrets about the cathedral, about the Grail, and about themselves. “Lovett's unique work combines literary and historical research with classic elements of cozy mysteries, classic love stories, and exciting adventure tales to create a true genre-blending masterpiece. At once funny, heartwarming, and suspenseful, The Lost Book of the Grail has something for every kind of reader, and every kind of book-lover, alike.” —Bustle

You Me the Sea

You  Me   the Sea
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: Myriad Editions
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN: 1912408767
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Me the Sea Book Excerpt:

'Immersive and affecting...utter bliss.’ —Marian Keyes Compelling, moving and teeming with feral desire: Elizabeth Haynes's new novel is an intoxicating story of love and redemption, set on a wild and windswept Scottish island. Rachel is at crisis point. A series of disastrous decisions has left her with no job, no home, and no faith in herself. But an unexpected job offer takes her to a remote Scottish island, and it feels like a chance to recover and mend her battered self-esteem. The island’s other inhabitants are less than welcoming. Fraser Sutherland is a taciturn loner who is not happy about sharing his lighthouse – or his precious coffee beans – and Lefty, his unofficial assistant, is a scrawny, scared lad who isn’t supposed to be there at all. Homesick and out of her depth, Rachel is sure she’s made another huge mistake. But, as spring turns to summer, the wild beauty of the island begins to captivate her soul.

The Book Lovers Companion

The Book Lovers  Companion
Author: Various Authors
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2014-07-25
ISBN: 1782433643
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Lovers Companion Book Excerpt:

With so many fantastic books out there, it can often be difficult to choose what to read next. Thankfully, The Book Lovers' Companion - an updated and revised version of The Book Club Bible - is here to help: bringing together a huge range of the best and most loved titles in one comprehensive guide. Featuring a diverse selection of books to choose from, from Pride and Prejudice to the modern classics as well as the latest bestsellers, this guide includes interesting discussion points and facts that will be indispensable for book lovers as well as potential companion books with similar themes, honest opinions from readers and razor-sharp reviews from critics, so you'll know you're making the right choice every time. Compiled by a range of English literature experts and avid readers, and with a foreword by Lionel Shriver, author of We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Book Lovers' Companion is sure to inspire any book lover. You need never read a bad book again!

The Dark Corner Featuring The Makarios Cadre

The Dark Corner  Featuring The Makarios Cadre
Author: Easton Livingston
Publsiher: 4Six3 Media
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2020-11-16
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Corner Featuring The Makarios Cadre Book Excerpt:

There's a war being fought in the dark corners of society. And some people were chosen to end it. • A dangerous unwanted guest and the man who has to face him alone in his own home. • A relaxing family vacation that turns into an unexpected horror. • A special delivery of a wondrous object and its terrible power. • A family's first home and the darkness that threatens to consume them. Four stories. Four events that seem unrelated. Yet, under the surface, a monofilament of reality connects each of them, multiplying its tendrils until the web is complete and the final curtain is pulled back. In the midst of it are three mysterious heroes and a dedicated detective, drawn into the battle. Will their efforts be enough to stop an enemy bent on drowning a city in terror? The Dark Corner is a supernatural suspense, paranormal miniseries of the same name by Easton Livingston. A collection of short stories, novelettes, and novellas, there are five stories in all, each connected to the other in slight ways with that connection becoming more pronounced in successive stories. In essence, it is a novel of stories, each story an episode in the lurking tale rumbling underneath the surface. Easton Livingston is a supernatural, superheroic, and science fiction author, weaving together action, fantasy, and suspense. Fans of The 4400, Stranger Things, and The X-Files television series are sure to enjoy his work. The Visitor is the entry point into his Reality Imagination Universe (RIU) . Become an RIU Citizen today and download The Dark Corner now to begin your journey.

The Lost Manuscript A Novel

The Lost Manuscript  A Novel
Author: Gustav Freytag
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 654
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 5040839111
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Manuscript A Novel Book Excerpt:

"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Conversations with Colum McCann

Conversations with Colum McCann
Author: Earl G. Ingersoll,Mary C. Ingersoll
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-07-13
ISBN: 1496812972
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Colum McCann Book Excerpt:

Conversations with Colum McCann brings together eighteen interviews with a world-renowned fiction writer. Ranging from his 1994 literary debut, Fishing the Sloe-Black River, to a new and unpublished interview conducted in 2016, these interviews represent the development as well as the continuation of McCann's interests. The number and length of the later conversations attest to his star-power. Let the Great World Spin earned him the National Book Award and promises to become a major motion picture. His most recent novel, TransAtlantic, has awed readers with its dynamic yoking of the 1845-1846 visit of Frederick Douglass to Ireland, the 1919 first nonstop transatlantic flight of Alcock and Brown, and Senator George Mitchell's 1998 efforts to achieve a peace accord in Northern Ireland. An extensive interview by scholar Cecile Maudet is included here, as is an interview by John Cusatis, who wrote Understanding Colum McCann, the first extensive critical analysis of McCann's work. An author who actually enjoys talking about his work, McCann (b. 1965) offers insights into his method of writing, what he hopes to achieve, as well as the challenge of writing each novel to go beyond his accomplishments in the novel before. Readers will note how many of his responses include stories in which he himself is the object of the humor and how often his remarks reveal insights into his character as a man who sees the grittiness of the urban landscape but never loses faith in the strength of ordinary people and their capacity to prevail.