The Kind Worth Killing

Author by : Peter Swanson
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Description : THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB CHOICE SHORTLISTED FOR THE IAN FLEMING SILVER DAGGER, 2015 'Extremely hard to put down!' SOPHIE HANNAH 'Chilling and hypnotically suspenseful ... an instant classic.' LEE CHILD 'Hello there.' I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the business class lounge of Heathrow airport, then up into the stranger's face. 'Do I know you?' Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched - but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it? Back in Boston, Ted's wife Miranda is busy site managing the construction of their dream home, a beautiful house out on the Maine coastline. But what secrets is she carrying and to what lengths might she go to protect the vision she has of her deserved future? A sublimely plotted novel of trust and betrayal, The Kind Worth Killing will keep you gripped and guessing late into the night.


The Kind Worth Killing

Author by : Peter Swanson
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Publisher by : William Morrow
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Description : A devious tale of psychological suspense so irresistible that it prompts Entertainment Weekly to ask, “Is The Kind Worth Killing the next Gone Girl?” From one of the hottest new thriller writers, Peter Swanson, a name you may not know yet (but soon will), this is his breakout novel in the bestselling tradition of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train—and is soon to be a major movie directed by Agnieszka Holland. In a tantalizing set-up reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train… On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliché. But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . . Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lily’s past that she hasn’t shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth. Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive . . . with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.


Her Every Fear

Author by : Peter Swanson
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Publisher by : Faber & Faber
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Description : The bestselling author of The Kind Worth Killing returns with an electrifying psychological thriller As tantalizing as Rear Window, Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Talented Mr Ripley 'I loved it! A brilliantly original premise, delivered with panache.' CLARE MACKINTOSH, Sunday Times bestselling author of I See You Following a brutal attack by her ex-boyfriend, Kate Priddy makes an uncharacteristically bold decision after her cousin, Corbin Dell, suggests a temporary apartment swap - and she moves from London to Boston. But soon after her arrival Kate makes a shocking discovery: Corbin's next-door neighbour, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police begin asking questions about Corbin's relationship with Audrey, and his neighbours come forward with their own suspicions, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own. Jetlagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination playing out her every fear, Kate can barely trust herself. so how can she trust any of the strangers she's just met?


All The Beautiful Lies

Author by : Peter Swanson
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Publisher by : Faber & Faber
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Description : 'He's the real deal...' JOE HILL 'Another read in one sitting from the best-selling Swanson.' METRO 'A brilliantly original premise, delivered with panache.' CLARE MACKINTOSH On the eve of his college graduation, Harry is called home by his step-mother Alice, to their house on the Maine coast, following the unexpected death of his father. But who really is Alice, his father's much younger second wife? In a brilliant split narrative, Peter Swanson teases out the stories and damage that lie in her past. And as her story entwines with Harry's in the present, things grow increasingly dark and threatening - will Harry be able to see any of it clearly through his own confused feelings?


Before She Knew Him

Author by : Peter Swanson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Faber & Faber
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Description : A Sunday Times and Observer Thriller of the Month, from the bestselling author of The Kind Worth Killing and All the Beautiful Lies 'They had a secret, the two of them, and there was no better way to start a friendship than with a secret.' When Hen and Lloyd move into their new house in West Dartford, Mass., they're relieved to meet, at their first block party, the only other seemingly-childless couple in their neighborhood, Matthew and Mira Dolamore. Turns out they live in the Dutch Colonial immediately next door. When they're invited over for dinner, however, things take a sinister turn when Hen thinks she sees something suspicious in Matthew's study. Could this charming, mild-mannered College Professor really be hiding a dark secret, one that only Hen, whose been battling her own problems with depression and medication, could know about? Lloyd certainly doesn't seem to believe her, and so, forced together, Hen and Matthew start to form an unlikely bond. But who, if anyone, is really in danger? From its deeply unsettling opening, Peter Swanson, the master of contemporary domestic thrillers, fashions a novel as brilliant, dark, coruscating and surprising as Patricia Highsmith and Ira Levin at their very best.


Her Every Fear

Author by : Peter Swanson
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Morrow
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Description : The author of the wildly popular The Kind Worth Killing returns with an electrifying and downright Hitchcockian psychological thriller—as tantalizing as the cinema classics Rear Window and Wait Until Dark—involving a young woman caught in a vise of voyeurism, betrayal, manipulation, and murder. The danger isn’t all in your head . . . Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life. But soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London. When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves . . . until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment—and accidently learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? And what about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jetlagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself . . . So how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met? Yet the danger Kate imagines isn’t nearly as twisted and deadly as what’s about to happen. When her every fear becomes very real. And much, much closer than she thinks. Told from multiple points of view, Her Every Fear is a scintillating, edgy novel rich with Peter Swanson’s chilling insight into the darkest corners of the human psyche and virtuosic skill for plotting that has propelled him to the highest ranks of suspense, in the tradition of such greats as Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, Patricia Highsmith, and James M. Cain.


Rules For Perfect Murders

Author by : Peter Swanson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Faber & Faber
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Description : 'Fiendish good fun' ANTHONY HOROWITZ If you want to get away with murder, play by the rules A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie resemblance to the crimes depicted in classic mystery novels. The deaths lead FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey to mystery bookshop Old Devils. Owner Malcolm Kershaw had once posted online an article titled 'My Eight Favourite Murders,' and there seems to be a deadly link between the deaths and his list - which includes Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders, Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train and Donna Tartt's The Secret History. Can the killer be stopped before all eight of these perfect murders have been re-enacted? 'An ingenious game of cat-and-mouse' The Times 'Never less than enthralling' Daily Mail 'Tremendously enjoyable' Sunday Mirror


Nine Lives

Author by : Peter Swanson
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Publisher by : Faber & Faber
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Description : If you're on the list you're marked for death. The envelope is unremarkable. There is no return address. It contains a single, folded, sheet of white paper. The envelope drops through the mail slot like any other piece of post. But for the nine complete strangers who receive it - each of them recognising just one name, their own, on the enclosed list - it will be the most life altering letter they ever receive. It could also be the last, as one by one, they start to meet their end. But why?


Eight Perfect Murders

Author by : Peter Swanson
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Publisher by : William Morrow
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Description : From the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction's most ingenious murders. Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre's most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack--which he titled "Eight Perfect Murders"--chosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christie's A. B. C. Murders, Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train, Ira Levin's Death Trap, A. A. Milne's Red House Mystery, Anthony Berkeley Cox's Malice Aforethought, James M. Cain's Double Indemnity, John D. Macdonald's The Drowner, and Donna Tartt's A Secret History. But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookshop in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. She's looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Mal's old list. And the FBI agent isn't the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. There is killer is out there, watching his every move--a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal's personal history, especially the secrets he's never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife. To protect himself, Mal begins looking into possible suspects . . . and sees a killer in everyone around him. But Mal doesn't count on the investigation leaving a trail of death in its wake. Suddenly, a series of shocking twists leaves more victims dead--and the noose around Mal's neck grows so tight he might never escape.


Every Vow You Break

Author by : Peter Swanson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Faber & Faber
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Description : From the author of the Richard and Judy Book Club picks The Kind Worth Killing and Rules for Perfect Murders 'Another top-notch thriller . . . it proves the adage: marry for money and you'll earn every penny.' Alice O'Keefe, The Bookseller, Editor's Pick 'Hitchcockian chills and thrills abound . . . a twisty tale of survival and deception.' O, The Oprah Magazine After a whirlwind, fairytale romance, Abigail Baskin marries freshly-minted Silicon Valley millionaire Bruce Lamb. For their honeymoon, he whisks her away to an exclusive retreat at a friend's resort off the Maine coast on Heart Pond Island. But once there, Abigail's perfect new life threatens to crash down around her as she recognises one of their fellow guests as the good looking, charismatic stranger who weeks earlier had seduced her at her own Bachelorette party... 'Peter Swanson is in the ranks of the killer elite alongside Tana French and Gillian Flynn. He's the real deal.' Joe Hill What readers are saying 'A terrifying thriller . . . you are in for a treat.' 'Please do yourself a favor and go into this one blind.' 'It starts at a nice, steady, honeymoon pace . . . until all hell breaks lose and your heart is pounding along with the characters'. Another great one!' 'A truly bonkers page turner. Definitely recommend.' 'Prepare to read it in one sitting.'


The Girl With A Clock For A Heart

Author by : Peter Swanson
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Publisher by : Faber & Faber
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Description : George Foss never thought he'd see her again, but on a late-August night in Boston, there she is, in his local bar, Jack's Tavern. When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester, so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break. But, as he stood in the living room of the girl's grieving parents, he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece - the one who had committed suicide - was not his girlfriend. Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved - and of the things she may have done to escape her past. Now, twenty years later, she's back, and she's telling George that he's the only one who can help her...


Eight Perfect Murders

Author by : Peter Swanson
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Publisher by : HarperLuxe
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Description : "Swanson rips us from one startling plot twist to the next... A true tour de force." --Lisa Gardner "Fiendish good fun." --Anthony Horowitz From the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction's most ingenious murders. Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre's most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack--which he titled "Eight Perfect Murders"--chosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christie's A. B. C. Murders, Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train, Ira Levin's Death Trap, A. A. Milne's Red House Mystery, Anthony Berkeley Cox's Malice Aforethought, James M. Cain's Double Indemnity, John D. Macdonald's The Drowner, and Donna Tartt's A Secret History. But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. She's looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Mal's old list. And the FBI agent isn't the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. There is killer is out there, watching his every move--a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal's personal history, especially the secrets he's never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife. To protect himself, Mal begins looking into possible suspects . . . and sees a killer in everyone around him. But Mal doesn't count on the investigation leaving a trail of death in its wake. Suddenly, a series of shocking twists leaves more victims dead--and the noose around Mal's neck grows so tight he might never escape.


Every Vow You Break

Author by : PETER. SWANSON
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Reviews By Cat Ellington

Author by : Cat Ellington
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Publisher by : Quill Pen Ink Publishing
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Description : Celebrating the third year of her compelling book series of the same name, Cat Ellington brings you Reviews by Cat Ellington: A Trilogy of Unique Critiques #2, a vastly entertaining collection of literary criticism featuring books 4 - 6 from the highly-rated progression. Consisting of (81) written examinations from the Cat Ellington Literary Collection, Reviews by Cat Ellington: A Trilogy of Unique Critiques #2 includes: REVIEWS BY CAT ELLINGTON: THE COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 4 On these piquant pages of enlightening commentary, Cat Ellington evaluates her way through the fourth installment of the fascinating series with a hearty helping of examinations that both speak to and entice the reader, including The Edible Exile by Carl Hiaasen, Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris, The Husband by Dean Koontz, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood, The Magpies by Mark Edwards, Live to Tell by Bianca Sloane, The Best Friend by Shalini Boland, Oscar’s Night by Matt Shaw, The Stepmother by Claire Seeber, Last Call by Sean Costello, The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson, Dark Harvest (A Holt Foundation Story Book 2) by Chris Patchell, The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond, and many more. REVIEWS BY CAT ELLINGTON: THE COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 5 In the fifth installment of the original series, Cat Ellington presents her trademarked style of interpretative criticism in a diverse set of fictional compositions, including The Breakdown by B.A. Paris, A-List by D.P. Lyle, The Other Girl by Erica Spindler, A Penny For Her Heart by Alretha Thomas, The Fountain of Youth by Steve Shear, The Doll by J.C. Martin, Grand Theft Octo by Niels Saunders, The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances, Killjoy by LeVar Ravel, To Hell in a Handbasket by Willow Rose, Revelation and Retribution by AK Pittman, Blackout: The Life and Sordid Times of Bobby Travis by Edgar Swamp, Tradur Gurl by P.T. Dawkins, and many more. REVIEWS BY CAT ELLINGTON: THE COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. 6 Swimming in a stream of thrills, chills, crime, drama, and suspense, the 6th installment features Cat Ellington's comprehensive take on a variety of fictional tales that usher in the next generation of literature, including Day of the Tiger by Dallas Gorham, The Apollyon Game by Clive Reznor, Costa Brava by David Kennedy, The Takeover: a Son's Betrayal (The Takeover #1) by Messiah Raye, Barbecue, Bourbon and Bullets (Honey Bun Shop Mysteries #2) by M.E. Harmon, Watching You by Gemma Halliday, All I Ever Wanted Was a Love Like Yours by N.L. Hudson, Viva Las Villain by Cynthia Hickey, and many more. Featuring bonus material by new author Naras Kimono, who contributes to this collection with her reviews of Dog Facts by Joan Palmer, Bible Heroes: Joshua by Jason Parish, and Æesop’s Fables: A Classic Collection of Children’s Fables by Æsop and Milo Winter, among others, and award-winning filmmaker Joseph Strickland, who provides his analysis of works by Andrew Vachss (Hard Candy) and Richard Schickel (Conversations with Scorsese), Reviews by Cat Ellington: A Trilogy of Unique Critiques #2 is sure to delight those readers who share a fondness for the art of literary criticism. Reviews by Cat Ellington. A unique critique.


Nine Lives

Author by : Peter Swanson
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Publisher by : William Morrow
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Description : "From the New York Times bestselling author of Eight Perfect Murders comes the heart-pounding story of nine strangers who receive a cryptic list with their names on it-and then begin to die in highly unusual circumstances"--


Deadly Lullaby

Author by : Robert McClure
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Publisher by : Alibi
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Description : INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FINALIST • For readers of Harlan Coben and Robert Crais, Robert McClure’s rollicking crime novel of family and felony takes readers on a relentless thrill ride through the L.A. underworld. Fresh off a nine-year stint in San Quentin, career hitman Babe Crucci plans to finally go straight and enjoy all life has to offer—after he pulls one or two more jobs to shore up his retirement fund. More than anything, Babe is dead set on making up for lost time with his estranged son, Leo, who just so happens to be a rising star in the LAPD. The road to reconciliation starts with tickets to a Dodgers game. But first, Leo needs a little help settling a beef over some gambling debts owed to a local mobster. This kind of thing is child’s play for Babe–until a sudden twist in the negotiations leads to a string of corpses and a titanic power shift in gangland politics. With the sins of his father piling up and dragging him down, Leo throws himself into the investigation of a young prostitute’s murder, a case that makes him some unlikely friends—and some brutally unpredictable enemies. Caught up in a clash of crime lords, weaving past thugs with flamethrowers who expend lives like pocket change, Babe and Leo have one last chance to face the ghosts of their past—if they want to live long enough to see their future. Praise for Deadly Lullaby “Robert McClure is the real deal, an author who produces pulp fiction the way Chandler and Hammett did—with depth and heart.”—Otto Penzler, editor, The Best American Mystery Stories “Too compelling to put down.”—Roger Hobbs, bestselling author of Ghostman “Deadly Lullaby is, at heart, a father-son story, but one in which the father is a ruthless gangster and the son a cynical cop. I loved both of these flawed characters. Robert McClure has written a rousing debut, elevated by pitch-perfect dialogue and a whiplash pace.”—Peter Swanson, author of The Kind Worth Killing “The writing is excellent, and the family relationship offers an interesting angle.”—I Heart Reading


The Social Neuroscience Of Intergroup Relations

Author by : Sylvia Terbeck
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The Social Neuroscience of Intergroup Relations; Prejudice can we cure it?” is a highly interdisciplinary book. It includes latest theories and research from: Social Psychology, Ethics, Psychopharmacology, as well as Social Neuroscience. The book is also based on the author’s team research. The book describes experimental studies which have suggested that fear of the out-group might play a role in prejudice. Amongst others, one experiment that received large media coverage will be illustrated; a study which found that the drug propranolol reduced racial bias. However, is there a “cure” for prejudice? But even if there were biological methods to reduce prejudice are there not ethical and medical problems associated with this? However, we are our brain; thus not only soul searching, but also a drug can change the core of a person.


A Lesson In Violence

Author by : Jordan Harper
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : *** WINNER OF THE BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD AT THE EDGARS 2018*** 'Striking...visceral, violent and utterly compelling, it nevertheless shines with humanity' Daily Mail 'Burns bright and fast' Peter Swanson, author of Sunday Times bestseller Her Every Fear A GRITTY, PROPULSIVE DEBUT ABOUT A FATHER, A DAUGHTER, AND THE HARDEST LESSONS IN LIFE... ‘If nowhere was safe for her, then the only place he could let her be was with him’ Meet Polly: eleven years old and smart beyond her years. But she’s a loner, always on the outside, until she is unexpectedly reunited with her father. Meet Nate: fresh out of jail and driving a stolen car, Nate takes Polly from the safety of her quiet existence into a world of robbery, violence and the constant threat of death. And he does it to save her life. A Lesson in Violence is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel that upends even our most long-held expectations about heroes, villains and victims. Nate takes Polly to save her life, but in the end it may very well be Polly who saves him. ‘This fast-paced and gritty page turner explores the ways in which love can both brutalize and redeem us’ Amy Engel, author of The Roanoke Girls ‘Urgent and beautiful. The writing is as sharp as broken glass but it’s the characters who will stay with you, bloody hearts pinned on their sleeves and struggling for redemption and towards each other’ Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls 'One of the best debuts I've ever read' Simon Toyne, author of Sunday Times bestseller Solomon Creed 'The language is searing, the action relentless, the beauty wrenched from ugliness truly astounding' Robin Wasserman, author of Girls on Fire 'An extremely impressive debut' Peter Swanson, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Kind Worth Killing 'Darkly irresistible...in Polly McClusky, the eleven-year-old girl at the heart of his , Jordan Harper gives us a hero for our times’ Megan Abbott


Worth Killing For

Author by : Jane Haseldine
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pinnacle Books
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Description : A Detroit crime reporter uncovers a kidnapping ring with ties to her troubled past in this mystery thriller by the author of Duplicity. Crime reporter Julia Gooden had the kind of childhood some people never get over. Her conman father left when she was seven. Weeks later, her nine-year-old brother Ben disappeared. These days, Julia seems to have beaten the odds, finding happiness with her two sons and a blossoming relationship with detective Raymond Navarro. But while investigating the death of a city councilman’s nephew, Julia comes across her estranged father—and her life is thrown into turmoil again. Despite decades without a lead, she’s never given up hope of finding her brother. Tying her father to her current investigation offers vital clues about what happened to Ben. But it also makes her a target. Now, to find the missing pieces of her past, Julia will have to risk the happy life she’s built. “Effectively mixes gritty crime and involving domestic drama.”—Booklist


Twenty First Century Gothic

Author by : Maisha Wester
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edinburgh University Press
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Description : "This resource in contemporary Gothic literature, film, and television takes a thematic approach, providing insights into the many forms the Gothic has taken in the twenty-first century"--


Love And Other Wounds

Author by : Jordan Harper
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : From the acclaimed author of A Lesson in Violence, comes a blistering collection that unsparingly confronts the extreme, brutal parts of the human heart. Hard-edged but with the fresh, complex humanity of Breaking Bad and Reservoir Dogs, this is an unforgettable debut from an electrifying new voice. A man runs away from his grave and into a maelstrom of bullets and fire. A Hollywood fixer finds love over the corpse of a dead celebrity. A morbidly obese woman imagines a new life with the jewel thief who is scheming to rob the store where she works. A man earns the name ‘Mad Dog’ and lives to regret it. All are thirsting for something seemingly just beyond their reach. Some are on the run, pursued by the law or propelled relentlessly forward by a dangerous past. Others are searching for a semblance of peace and stability, and even love, in a fractured world defined by seething violence and ruthless desperation. All are bruised, pushed to their breaking point and beyond, driven to extremes they never imagined. Praise for Jordan Harper: 'An electrifying thriller, a shattering family tragedy, and a pitch-black coming-of-age story, all rolled into one. The language is searing, the action relentless, the beauty wrenched from ugliness truly astounding—this book will grab you by the throat and hang on tight until you’ve greedily swallowed every last word. Reading Jordan Harper’s A Lesson in Violence is like taking a taser to your heart’ Robin Wasserman, author of Girls on Fire ‘An exquisitely violent father-daughter story, burns bright and fast. I kept waiting for the inevitable slow-down, but it never came. An extremely impressive debut’ Peter Swanson, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Kind Worth Killing ‘Urgent and beautiful. The writing is as sharp as broken glass but it’s the characters who will stay with you, bloody hearts pinned on their sleeves and struggling for redemption and towards each other ’Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls 'A Lesson in Violence is quite simply one of the best debuts I've ever read. Beautifully and lyrically written, it's like a perfect song you hear for the first time and feel like you've always known it. It's an instant classic and if I read a better novel this year I will be amazed' Simon Toyne, author of Sunday Times bestseller Solomon Creed ‘In Polly McClusky, the eleven-year-old girl at the heart of his darkly irresistible debut novel, Jordan Harper gives us a hero for our times. With shades of Mattie Ross but an intelligence and fervor all her own, she is unforgettable’ Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me ‘A wholly original take on the relationship between fathers and daughters, this fast-paced and gritty page turner explores the ways in which love can both brutalize and redeem us. I cared about these characters and imagine other readers will be just as drawn to Nate and Polly’ Amy Engel, author of The Roanoke Girls


Twenty First Century Gothic

Author by : Wester Maisha Wester
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edinburgh University Press
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Total Read : 63
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Description : A transnational and transmedia companion to the post-millennial GothicKey FeaturesCovers key areas and themes of the post-millennial Gothic as well as developments in the field and revisions of the Gothic traditionConsitutes the first thematic compendium to this area with a transmedia (literature, film and television) and transnational approachCovers a plurality of texts, from novels such as Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005), Helen Oyeyemi's White Is for Witching (2009), Justin Cronin's The Passage (2010) and M.R. Carey's The Girl with All the Gifts (2014), to films such as Kairo (2001), Juan of the Dead (2012) and The Darkside (2013), to series such as Dante's Cove (2005-7), Hemlock Grove (2013-15), Penny Dreadful (2014-16) Black Mirror (2011-) and even the Slenderman mythos.This resource in contemporary Gothic literature, film and television takes a thematic approach, providing insights into the many forms the Gothic has taken in the twenty-first century. The 20 newly commissioned chapters cover emerging and expanding research areas, such as digital technologies, queer identity, the New Weird and postfeminism. They also discuss contemporary Gothic monsters - including zombies, vampires and werewolves - and highlight Ethnogothic forms such as Asian and Black Diasporic Gothic.


The Readers Advisory Guide To Genre Fiction Third Edition

Author by : Neal Wyatt
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Description : Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.


Fatal Option

Author by : Chris Beakey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 23
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Description : A tragic accident. A family in crisis. And a killer watching every move. Five months after the mysterious death of his wife, Stephen Porter is pulled from a dreamless sleep by a midnight phone call. His 17-year-old daughter Sara is stranded in a blizzard near the top of a mountain beyond their suburban home. She's terrified and unable to stop crying as she begs him to come to her rescue. Unfortunately Stephen went to bed just an hour before after a night of binge drinking. With his blurred vision and unsteady balance he knows it’s dangerously irresponsible to get behind the wheel. But he heads out into the snowstorm to bring Sara home. High school teacher Kieran O’Shea is also behind the wheel, searching for his autistic younger brother Aidan, who is wandering aimlessly through the storm on that same mountain. Kieran is terrified—of the voices in his mind, that Aidan will be taken from him, and that he may soon be arrested for murdering three women. In a matter of minutes Stephen will encounter Kieran and drive headlong into a collision that will force him to unlock the secret of his wife’s death, avoid prosecution, and protect his children from violence that hits all too close to home.


The Boy Who Was Buried This Morning

Author by : Joseph Hansen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 24
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Description : 'After forty years, Hammett has a worthy successor' The Times Dave Brandstetter stands alongside Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade and Lew Archer as one of the best fictional PIs in the business. Like them, he was tough, determined, and ruthless when the case demanded it. Unlike them, he was gay. Joseph Hansen's groundbreaking novels follow Brandstetter as he investigates cases in which motives are murky, passions run high, and nothing is ever as simple as it looks. Set in 1970s and 80s California, the series is a fascinating portrait of a time and a place, with mysteries to match Chandler and Macdonald. The 'Combat Zone' is for men playing at war, with paint rather than bullets. But when a millionaire's son is shot with a real gun, Dave is called in to find out if it's more than an accident. The case takes him to a town with its own neo-Nazi militia - not the safest place for a gay PI; but then Dave has never figured his own safety much when he's on the tracks of a killer.


A Deadly Homecoming

Author by : Edward Kendrick
Languange : en
Publisher by : JMS Books LLC
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 99
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Description : When Spence Harden and Jeff, his writing partner and sometime lover, move into the house once owned by Spence's murdered parents, they have no idea what awaits them. First, they discover someone is stealing items from them, but have no clue who, or why. And then the unthinkable happens. Jeff is killed and Spence is framed for his murder. Crime reporter Gregg Rowe wants to help Spence clear his name. All Spence needs to do is decide if he believes Gregg, or if the man himself is the killer. Once Gregg convinces Spence he's telling the truth, the pair set out to discover if there is a connection between Jeff's murder and that of Spence's parents ten years earlier ... while fighting their growing attraction to each other.


The Black Star

Author by : Edward W. Robertson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward W. Robertson
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 93
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Description : The Chainbreakers' War freed the norren. Won independence for Narashtovik. And drove a rift between Dante and Blays that may never be mended. After three years of wandering, Blays has returned to Gask. Blaming its king for the loss of his love, Lira, he poses as a merchant and infiltrates the enemy nobility. His goal is to bankrupt the kingdom and force its ruler from the throne. But his scheme is ruined when Dante arrives and outs him to the king. In desperation, Blays flees to the one place Dante can't follow: the forbidden Pocket Cove. There, he intends to learn whatever secrets have kept its people hidden for centuries. Meanwhile, Dante is called back to Narashtovik. Strange lights have been seen in the nearby Wodun Mountains. His investigation reveals the lights herald the return of the Black Star, a long-lost item capable of making wishes real. With it, Dante plans to make himself immortal. To find it, he must cross the Woduns into the mysterious country of Weslee. But there are others vying for the Black Star—and if they find it first, they will use it to scour Narashtovik from the earth. THE BLACK STAR is the final book in an epic fantasy trilogy.


The Last Affair

Author by : Margot Hunt
Languange : en
Publisher by : MIRA
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Total Read : 10
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Description : Love may be blind, but obsession’s a real killer. Nora Holliday is not that kind of woman. Not the kind who has an illicit affair with a married man. But Josh Landon is everything Nora’s alcoholic husband isn’t. And now she and Josh are so infatuated, they can’t stay away from one another. Abby Landon, Josh’s daughter, is home from college nursing a broken heart. She’s seeking solace, not more scandal, so when she catches her dad kissing Nora, she vows to take the homewrecker down. And as for Abby’s mother and Josh’s wife, Gwen? To anyone on the outside looking in, the mother of two appears to be living the ideal suburban life. Until she winds up dead. The serene seaside town of Shoreham has always been the perfect place to raise a family—not somewhere housewives are brutally murdered. So who killed Gwen Landon, and how many twisted secrets will be exposed as the vindictive plot comes undone?


Empire Of Lies

Author by : Whitney G.
Languange : en
Publisher by : WhitGBooks
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 89
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Description : **The full series all in one sexy, thrilling set!** The man I fell in love with is a f-cking liar... I don't have much time to reveal all the details, but I will say this: The "Woman disappears after wedding" and "Woman flees after honeymoon" headlines are lying. I'm not missing. I didn't run away after my wedding. I would've never run away right after our amazing honeymoon. My husband has taken me. No, correction: He's kidnapped me because he claims that "its what's best." That I'm a mere pawn in his twisted game of chess. Despite the fact that my heart is still tethered to his, or the fact that he's still the most gorgeous and beautiful man I've ever met in my life (he can still make me wet with a single sentence), I have to focus on getting away from him. I have to accept that he's no longer the man I fell in love with. He's the king of lies...