The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN: 1473507863
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

‘One of the boldest thriller writers working today’ TESS GERRITSEN ‘Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled’ MICHAEL CONNELLY _________________________________________ The eighth Will Trent novel, from the #1 bestselling author A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It's the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim - a woman - has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge. But for Will - and also for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI's newest medical examiner - the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will's troubled past. The consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues. But Sara's scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the missing woman before she bleeds out . . . _________________________________________ Crime and thriller masters know there’s nothing better than a little Slaughter: ‘I’d follow her anywhere’ GILLIAN FLYNN ‘Passion, intensity, and humanity’ LEE CHILD ‘A writer of extraordinary talents’ KATHY REICHS ‘Fiction doesn't get any better than this’ JEFFERY DEAVER ‘A great writer at the peak of her powers’ PETER JAMES ‘Raw, powerful and utterly gripping’ KATHRYN STOCKETT ‘With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last’ CAMILLA LACKBERG ‘Amongst the world‘s greatest and finest crime writers’ YRSA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR

The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN: 0062430238
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

“Part True Detective, part The Girl on the Train. All parts gripping.” --theSkimm The New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her returns with an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges Will Trent into the darkest depths of a mystery that just might destroy him. Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future. Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them. With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found. Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers—a man who’s already gotten away with rape, despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him away. But the worst is yet to come. Evidence soon links Will’s troubled past to the case . . . and the consequences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends—and even the suspects he pursues. Relentlessly suspenseful and furiously paced, peopled with conflicted, fallible characters who leap from the page, The Kept Woman is a seamless blend of twisty police procedural and ingenious psychological thriller -- a searing, unforgettable novel of love, loss, and redemption.

The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman
Author: Susan Donovan
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 1429903732
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

WHEN A GOOD-GIRL DIVORCÉE Playing by the rules has left Samantha Monroe with an AWOL ex-husband, maxed out credit cards, and the task of raising three children on a hairstylist's salary. It's time for a new game plan. When Sam learns that politician Jack Tolliver needs someone to play the part of his fiancée for six months in return for a generous paycheck, she's ready to sign up on the spot. MEETS A BAD-BOY POLITICIAN Jack needs Sam and her kids to help tone down his image from womanizing cad to dependable dad. But he was expecting Sam to be a frumpy single mom, not a wickedly smart, sexy redhead. Keeping nosey newshounds from discovering that his engagement is a charade is going to be a tough job, but one mind-blowing kiss from Sam and suddenly Jack is ready to put in all the overtime necessary... LOVE WINS IN A LANDSLIDE... Now, with scheming opponents itching to bring Jack down, Sam's ex returning to stir up trouble, one stubborn pre-schooler, two squabbling teenagers, a crazy dog, and some out-of-this-world sex, Jack and Sam are discovering that playing make-believe can be complicated—but not nearly as much as falling in love...

The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN: 9780062430229
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future. Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them. With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn’t belong to the corpse. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished…and who will die soon if she isn’t found. Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete—a man who’s already gotten away with rape, despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him away. But when evidence links Will’s troubled past to the case, the consequences will tear through his life, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends—and even the suspects he pursues. “I’d follow her anywhere.” —GILLIAN FLYNN

About My Life and the Kept Woman

About My Life and the Kept Woman
Author: John Rechy
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN: 1555848117
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

About My Life and the Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

The long-awaited memoir by “one of the few original American writers of the last century” is a testament to the power of self-acceptance (Gore Vidal). John Rechy, author of City of Night and The Sexual Outlaw, has always known discrimination. Raised Mexican-American in El Paso, Texas, at a time when Latino children were routinely segregated, Rechy was often assumed to be Anglo because of his light skin, and had his name “changed” for him by a teacher, from Juan to John. As he grew older—and as his fascination with the memory of a notorious kept woman in his childhood deepened—Rechy became aware that his differences lay not just in his heritage, but in his sexuality. While he performed the roles expected of him by others—the authoritarians in the US Army during the Korean War, the bigoted relatives of his Anglo college classmates, or the men and women who wanted him to be something he was not—he never allowed them to define him. The “riveting” story of a life that bears witness to some of the most riotous changes of the past century, About My Life and the Kept Woman is as much a portrait of intolerance as of an individual who defied it to forge his own path (The Advocate). “Rechy might be called the first bard of West Hollywood.” —The New York Times “A skillfully paced story . . . As a memoirist, Rechy is both participant and observer, and he segues as easily between narrative and exegesis as his younger self did between the lure of the wild streets and the embrace of his traditional family.” —Los Angeles Magazine

The kept woman and other stories

The kept woman and other stories
Author: Kamala Das
Publsiher: Om Books International
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9380069278
Category: Short stories, Malayalam
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The kept woman and other stories Book Excerpt:

”I feel a woman is most attractive when she surrenders to her man. She is incomplete without a man,” averred Kamala Das shortly before her death in May, 2009. One of the most controversial and celebrated Indian authors, she combined in her writings rare honesty and sensitivity, provocation and poignancy. The Kept Woman and Other Stories explores the man-woman relationship in all its dimensions. Deprived, depraved, mysterious, mystical and exalted, each character, culled from experience and observation, is an incisive study of love, lust and longing.

A Kept Woman

A Kept Woman
Author: Sherry D. Bailey
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2011-01-13
ISBN: 146281476X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

Serving God, her husband and her church for 13 years Sherry retells the valleys and victories she navigated through to escape the tumultuous life of a Pastor ́s wife. She uncovers the dark secrets men of the cloth attempt to hide so that they can escape accountability and possible imprisonment. A Kept Woman: Chronicles of a Pastor ́s Wife, is gripping and raw. It reveals how a godly woman fights back with the Word of God to take control of an oppressive situation and win. Sherry ́s challenging words of wisdom will motivate readers to action.

A Kept Woman

A Kept Woman
Author: Sheri WhiteFeather
Publsiher: Silhouette
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 9781426880223
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

"THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF CAGES." Once the glamorous mistress to a high-powered mob boss, Natalie Pascal was now a kept woman of a very different sort. Her new keeper: U.S. Marshal Zack Ryder, the handsome man assigned to give her a new identity and a chance to cleanse her torrid past. Soon, only her guardian's presence could comfort her, only his touch could chase away her nightmares. Zack always played by the rules and that meant never getting involved with a witness. If Natalie's cover was compromised, she'd be given a new life—one he'd know nothing about. But trying to deny his desire for the vulnerable beauty was compromising his very ability to see danger approaching. By succumbing to Natalie's siren song, Zack could destroy his career and maybe his own safety. Now, who was keeping whom?

A Kept Woman

A Kept Woman
Author: Louise Bagshawe
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2008-10-02
ISBN: 0755352246
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

Diana’s combination of beauty and class has bagged her marriage to publishing mogul Ernie Foxton, and with that comes a stunning New York apartment, a designer wardrobe and a manicurist, hairdresser and masseuse on tap. With little more to do with her days than shopping and socialising, this is the life for which she was born. But then, without warning, the bottom drops out of Diana’s meticulously constructed world, and she finds herself without a home or a husband, and with barely a dime to her name. For the first time in her life, she might just have to look after herself. But, given how many people would love to see her fail, it’s not going to be a walk in the park...

Psalms Of A Kept Woman

Psalms Of A Kept Woman
Author: Marquita Garmon
Publsiher: Marquita Garmon
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020-06-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms Of A Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

Psalms of a Kept Woman is a memoir that provides insight into the answer of the question: What does it mean to be a woman kept by God? In this raw and unfiltered view into the often messy journey of growth from girl to woman and ultimately woman of God, the author is vivid and vulnerable in her illustrative offering of some of the most difficult times of her life. Yet in the end, she is able to effectively express and validate that God’s hand and purpose always prevails in the life of those who are willing to be kept by Him. The author takes it a step further by combining her personal memoir with a womanhood workbook. Just as the sand is necessary to agitate the clam in order to bring forth the pearl, she uses her testimony in order to present those hard wrought nuggets of wisdom as gift and treasure to her reader. Through the womanhood workbook, she takes you by the hand and walks with you through your own process into godly womanhood. Proving as the motto of her non profit, Kept Women, states: It is possible, we do exist, and we multiply!

I Am a Kept Woman Kept by God

I Am a Kept Woman Kept by God
Author: Ms. G. Marie Mister
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2019-11-17
ISBN: 1477291709
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am a Kept Woman Kept by God Book Excerpt:

These “Lovely Lyrics are a revelation from the Holy Spirit. He is also known as the Holy Ghost. He touched me and He made me whole. He inhabits and caresses my body. My soul and body belongs to Him. I feel the haunting of the Holy Ghost. I feel Him deep down in my soul. I have fallen in love with Him intimately; from the crown of my head to the sole of my feet, all over. For, God is Love and Life. I am passionately and lovingly in love with Him. I don’t want to shake this feeling. I am holding on to this feeling. I am holding on to My Love; for dear life. He restores my soul. He leads me and guides me into all truth. He is the spirit of truth within me.

Angie

Angie
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angie Book Excerpt:

Un thriller entre True Detective et La fille du train. Jusqu’où iriez-vous pour sauver votre fille ? Le corps sans vie d’un ex-flic vient d’être signalé dans un bâtiment destiné à devenir le prochain nightclub branché d’une star du basketball ; Marcus Rippy. Parce que ses empreintes sont retrouvées sur cette scène de crime particulièrement sordide, Angie est recherchée par la police d’Atlanta. Elle est la femme de Will Trent, policier taiseux dont Rippy est un ennemi personnel. Elle est la mère biologique de Jo, conjointe étrangement effacée d’un sportif de haut niveau qui contrôle chaque détail du quotidien de son épouse. Elle est surtout une flic, une survivante, une manipulatrice. Une femme qui a décidé d’en protéger une autre, sans limite. Et Will Trent le sait bien : sa femme peut disparaitre ; elle finit toujours par revenir. Avec un plan. "Sombre et venimeux, ce polar s'amuse à entrelacer les voix et les fans de détails morbides se régaleront de descriptions des corps retrouvés par Will et son acolyte Sarah. Angie [...] fera frissonner plus d'un homme... un vrai page-turner !" ELLE.fr L’auteur N°1 sur les listes internationales de best-sellers, Karin Slaughter est l’un des auteurs les plus populaires et les plus plébiscitées dans le monde. Publiée en 33 langues et vendue à plus de 30 millions d’exemplaires, elle est l’auteur de nombreux romans, parmi lesquels figurent les séries Grant County et Will Trent, le roman COP TOWN, nominé pour l’Edgar Award, et PRETTY GIRLS, son premier thriller psychologique. Née en Géorgie, Karin Slaughter vit actuellement à Atlanta.

A Kept Woman

A Kept Woman
Author: Louise Bagshawe
Publsiher: Headline Review
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780755340583
Category: Identity (Psychology)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

A stunning new package for this top'ten bestselling author

The Right People

The Right People
Author: Stephen Birmingham
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 1504026276
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Right People Book Excerpt:

An enlightening and entertaining inside look at the lifestyles of America’s extremely wealthy from the bestselling author of “Our Crowd” It’s no secret that the rich are different from the rest of us. But the rich, as author Stephen Birmingham so insightfully points out, are also different from the very rich. There’s Society, and then there’s Real Society, and it takes multiple generations for families of the former to become entrenched in the latter. Real Society is not about the money—or rather, it’s not only about the money—it is about history, breeding, tradition, and most of all, the name. The Right People is an engrossing and illuminating journey through the customs and habits of the phenomenally wealthy, from the San Francisco elite to the upper crust of New York’s Westchester County. It is a marvelously anecdotal, intimately detailed overview of the lives of the American aristocracy: where they gather and dine; their games and sports, clubs and parties, friendships and feuds; their mating, marriage, and divorce rituals—a potpourri of priceless true stories featuring the Astors, Goulds, Vanderbilts, Vanderlips, Dukes, Biddles, and other lofty names from the pages of the Social Register.

Understanding John Rechy

Understanding John Rechy
Author: María DeGuzmán
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN: 1643360078
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding John Rechy Book Excerpt:

In this first book-length monograph on the Mexican American novelist, essayist, and playwright John Rechy, best known for his debut novel City of Night, María DeGuzmán offers a conceptually clear yet aesthetically, philosophically, and socio-politically fine-grained analysis of the spectrum of his writing. Recipient of PEN Center USA's Lifetime Achievement Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, ONE Magazine's National Gay and Lesbian Cultural Hero Award, the William Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Luis Leal Award for Excellence in Chicano/Latino Literature, and the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement, Rechy is the author of fifteen novels, at least three plays, and several volumes of nonfiction. He has written for the Nation, the New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the New York Times, and Saturday Review. In Understanding John Rechy, María DeGuzmán offers a brief biographical overview and then traces the development of Rechy's craft through his major works by calling attention to central issues, recurring situations and characters, styles, and special techniques. She examines the complexities of his representation of identity, the subjectivity in his male homosexual odyssey and identity quest novels, and his experimentation with genre. She offers a concise yet intricate analysis of the major organizing paradigms and themes, genres, modes, styles, and handling of the gay Chicano's oeuvre. The book's guiding analysis pays particular attention to the ways in which Rechy's works function as cultural critique challenging mainstream values in a deep-structure manner.

A Kept Woman

A Kept Woman
Author: Frankie McGowan
Publsiher: Orion Publishing Company
Total Pages: 574
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780575602427
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

Serena Carmichael had knowledge. Knowledge of herself ¿ who she was, what she had, where she was going. Her most precious possession was her family ¿ Louise, Harry and Stephen, her husband. The police thought she knew everything ¿ a woman in so much control of her life must know where her husband is. Her friends can't believe she didn't know. Which makes her a dangerous person to have around. Her daughter only knows Serena doesn't know enough about her; her son isn't old enough to know much of anything yet. Which leaves Serena very much alone. The only thing she knows for certain ¿ can hold on to ¿ is that Stephen loves her. Doesn't he?

Kept Women

Kept Women
Author: Leslie McRay,Ted Schwarz
Publsiher: William Morrow & Company
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kept Women Book Excerpt:

Describes the compulsive behavior that leads some women to accept the life of a mistress, and explains the dangers of such a lifestyle

The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman
Author: Edna Salamon
Publsiher: Fiction Hunter Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780856136061
Category: Adultery
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

What would you do if you suddenly inherited $5,000? Young Joanne Cotton decided to blow her inheritance in Europe before settling down to the routine of marriage as Jack Ostrander’s wife. So for a year she lived it up visiting France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Greece. But $5,000 can only go so far. She was down to her last $300 when she met Mike Lapine, who offered to finance her for six months—until she found a job—in exchange for her bedroom talents. So they went to Majorca and had a ball. Four months went by and Joanne hadn’t even looked for a job. And when Mike left her, she had to admit that the only talent she possessed was for sale to the man with the most money. Jo thought this was the “easy” way out . . . until she met Emil Rosenmacher, jaded old roué, who had his own offbeat plans for her many skills.

A Kept Woman

A Kept Woman
Author: Sheri Whitefeather
Publsiher: Silhouette
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780373765751
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Kept Woman Book Excerpt:

A Kept Woman by Sheri WhiteFeather released on Mar 25, 2004 is available now for purchase.

Cold Cold Heart

Cold  Cold Heart
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN: 0062663291
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold Cold Heart Book Excerpt:

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes revenge. In this sensational short story from the bestselling author of The Kept Woman and Pretty Girls, fifty-two-year-old Pam has done her utmost as a loyal wife to her now ex-husband John. He dropped her cruelly . . . but with a terminal illness about to claim his life, Pam now sees an opportunity to settle the score, in a way that no one—not their children, not her ex, and certainly not the reader—will see coming . . . Surprising, suspenseful, and diabolically clever, Cold, Cold Heart offers old fans and new readers alike a taste of the writer Gillian Flynn calls “one of the finest crime novelists at work today.”