'A stunning example of psychological suspense' Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times bestselling author of I SEE YOU ****** THE PERFECT LIFE . . . OR THE PERFECT LIE? Cassie had it all - the fairytale wedding, the stunning home, the perfect husband. But when she arrives on the intensive care ward at St Catherine's hospital in a coma, it soon becomes clear that she has a secret; a secret that changes everything. Alice, the chief nurse on the ward begins to feel a connection with Cassie and can't help but wonder if things are not quite as they seem. Frank, another patient, can hear and see everything around him but cannot communicate. He understands that Cassie's life is in danger and only he holds the truth, which no one can know and he cannot tell . . . A gripping and emotional story about a young woman fighting to survive and the shocking secret that could destroy her. If you like Clare Mackintosh, Caz Frear, Jane Corry, Adele Parks, Laura Marshall, Amanda Prowse or Louise Jensen then you will be hooked by this psychological thriller. ****** Readers are gripped by IF YOU KNEW HER . . . 'A delicious thriller of a book' Goodreads Reviewer 'Brilliant and cleverly crafted' Jane Corry, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Husband's Wife 'An addictive read . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!' The Chloe Douglas Blog 'A stunning example of psychological suspense' Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times number one bestseller of I See You and I Let You Go 'A wonderfully insidious build-up of tension' Guardian 'I had a hard time putting this book down' Goodreads Reviewer 'A stand-out debut that's utterly gripping' Amazon Reviewer 'Very clever, intricately woven plot that twists and turns' Amazon Reviewer
Zoe will gerade die Zukunft mit ihrer großen Liebe Jamie beginnen, als sie ihre Vergangenheit einholt. Kurz vor der Trauung erreicht sie der Hilferuf ihrer Mutter, mit der sie seit Jahren nicht gesprochen hat. Ohne nachzudenken verlässt Zoe die eigene Hochzeit und findet eine veränderte Mutter. Die Neuigkeit trifft sie mit voller Wucht: Gina ist mit gerade mal Anfang fünfzig an Alzheimer erkrankt. Der Alltag wird bedrohlicher, die Versöhnung mit ihrer Tochter immer dringlicher. Zoe will Gina beistehen, ist aber auch damit konfrontiert, dass Jamie sie nach der geplatzten Hochzeit verlassen hat. Ist er bereit, ihr eine zweite Chance zu geben? Und können Mutter und Tochter die Vergangenheit überwinden, jetzt da Gina ihre Erinnerung langsam, aber unaufhaltsam verliert?
Ellie had been watching him for years and admired his charm, his knowledge, his success. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she would work beside him, but luck was on her side. She was granted the opportunity of a lifetime. At first she had been a captive audience hoping to learn what she could. They developed a great working relationship, complete with hard work, fun banter and mutual respect. It wasn't until she noted bizarre occurrences making her realize that the very person she looked up to wasn't who he claimed to be after all. If her suspicions were correct, he might be tied to some of the most horrific cold case crimes in the valley. There are times when the truth reveals itself and we acknowledge it for a brief moment as we would an old acquaintance, moving on and going about our day, choosing to believe the lies instead--their familiarity providing more comfort than the truth. Often, we see what we want to see, but do we truly know the identity behind the mask?
Du weißt nicht, wer du bist. Du weißt nicht, wer sie sind. Aber sie kennen deinen Namen. Raffiniert, abgründig, manipulativ - Intelligente psychologische Spannung aus der Feder der preisgekrönten irischen Autorin C.J.Cooke, die Sie garantiert bis zur letzten Seite gefangen nehmen wird! Eine Frau erwacht am einsamen Strand einer Insel im Mittelmeer, verletzt und ohne jede Erinnerung. Zum Glück wird sie von vier Freunden, von Beruf Schriftsteller und Autoren, gefunden, die diese Insel als Rückzugsort gewählt haben, um sich in Einsamkeit und karger Abgeschiedenheit ganz dem Bücherschreiben und Schreibprozess widmen zu können. Sie wollen sich um die gestrandete Frau kümmern, bis sie ihr Trauma überwunden hat, ihre Erinnerung zurückgekehrt ist und es ihr gut genug geht, um die Insel zu verlassen. Doch irgendetwas stimmt nicht mit den zwei Männern und zwei Frauen, das kann ihr unfreiwilliger Gast, auch mit Gedächtnisverlust, fühlen: Jeder von ihnen scheint etwas zu verbergen - und: Was wissen sie wirklich über ihren Gast? Zeitgleich sucht man in London verzweifelt nach einer jungen Mutter und Ehefrau, die am helllichten Tag spurlos verschwunden ist. Ohne Geld und Ausweis, ohne Koffer oder Auto, ohne Flugticket und ohne ihre Kinder. Sie ist spurlos verschwunden. Der Ehemann verzweifelt. Stück für Stück lassen die Ermittlungen die perfekte Fassade von Ehe- und Familienglück bröckeln ... Auf intelligente und hochspannende Art und Weise spielt die Autorin C.J. Cooke, die sich an der Universität in Glasgow mit der literarischen Gestaltung psychisch labiler Helden beschäftigt, in ihrem Psycho-Thriller "Broken memory" mit Themen wie Erinnerung, Gedächtnisverlust, Identität und Mutterschaft.
In USA Today–bestselling author Patricia Potter’s spellbinding romantic thriller, the family a young woman never knew she had could be the most dangerous people she will ever meet One fateful fall afternoon in Arizona, a man confronts his unfaithful wife and treacherous brother. The day ends in violence and unspeakable tragedy. Nearly half a century later, Atlanta bookstore owner Jessica Clayton receives an invitation to the reunion of a family she never knew she had. Abandoned by her mother when she was a baby, Jessica grew up only knowing a father’s love. Now it turns out her entire life may have been a lie. At a sprawling ranch in Sedona, Jessica meets the Clements clan. Could they be her long-lost family? Before she has time to find out, she learns that one of them wants her dead. Unsure of whom to trust, she turns to another outsider, Ross Macleod, the ranch’s foreman and the Clements’ part–Native American adopted son. But she’s running out of time. History is about to repeat itself, making Jessie heir to a deadly legacy of greed, betrayal, and murder—and a love that could cost her everything.
Victoria’s only desire in life was to meet back up with her high school sweetheart and to have the perfect family. At the time it didn’t matter to her that her “ideal” man would come with challenges and heart ache. James was her choice and whatever it took she was going to make her dreams with him come true. Step into the life of Victoria and watch how a teenager grows into a woman with many choices and challenges. Feel her determination as she goes through her lifes journey with her family facing trials and tribulation that she never expected, While trying to be a good wife and mother and hold her family together, watch how Victoria finds strength to persevere.
A woman’s quest for courage opens her heart to love in the third Key Trilogy novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Growing up, Zoe McCourt did not have an easy life—some might call it “disadvantaged.” A hairstylist from a West Virginia trailer park, she ended up in beautiful Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania, by sheer determination. How she ended up on a quest for a key to unlock the soul of a warrior demigoddess is another story… Invited to an imposing estate overlooking the town, she met Malory Price and Dana Steele. Each woman was at a crossroads in her life, each facing an uncertain future. And a mysterious couple offered them the chance of a lifetime: a million dollars each if they could free the trapped souls of three mythological sisters—an artist, a bard, and a warrior. Malory and Dana had to reach deep inside themselves to find their keys—and not without paying a price. Now, it has become Zoe’s quest. As a single mother, she has more to risk, more to lose. But her courage in the face of overwhelming odds cannot be underestimated. A nurturer to her son, a defender of her friends, she must confront dark forces amassed against her to make all of their dreams come true… Don’t miss the other books in the Key Trilogy Key of Light Key of Knowledge From the Trade Paperback edition.
When desperate family circumstances in Colombia send young Mari and her sisters to an orphanage for adoption, her biological family thought they would have a better life in America. However, no one could have anticipated the awful reality that awaited them, shattering all images of the American dream. Terrifying living conditions and appalling abuse drove Mari down a dark path to violent outbursts, anger management issues, promiscuity, and drug addiction in an attempt to find an escape any way possible. In spite of these overwhelming circumstances, she changed the course of her life and, through God’s love, not only found herself but the strength and faith to break the chains of abuse.
Art imitates death as a Florida police detective hunts for a twisted serial killer—and a clue to his own daughter’s disappearance . . . He believes he is granting his victims a form of immortality. His creation will be a testament to their perfection. Each victim has a rare innocence, worthy of being eternalized in his macabre work of art. A beauty worth killing for . . . For Det. John Stallings, the investigation isn’t just another case. The parallels between the Jacksonville girl who just disappeared and his own long-vanished daughter make every discovery a potential clue in the painful personal mystery that has haunted him for years. Then, one by one, bodies are discovered—all young women, strangled to fulfill a madman’s obsession. What began as a missing persons case has become a desperate race against a ruthless and bloodthirsty adversary—as Stallings draws closer to a truth too terrifying to face. From the author of The Perfect Woman, praised by Jeffery Deaver as “one of the best cop novels to come along in years,” this is a chilling crime thriller that will have readers racing through the pages.
Mousy and shy to the point of agoraphobic, Em Moore is the writing half of a celebrity biography team. Her charismatic partner, Teddy, does the interviewing and the public schmoozing. But Em's dependence on Teddy runs deeper than just the job—Teddy is her bridge to the world and the main source of love in her life. So when Teddy dies in a car accident, Em is devastated, alone in a world she doesn't understand. The only way she can honor his memory and cope with his loss is to finish the interviews for their current book—an "autobiography" of renowned and reclusive film director Garrett Malcolm. Ensconced in a small cottage near Malcolm's Cape Cod home, Em slowly builds the courage to interview Malcolm the way Teddy would have. She finds Malcolm at once friendlier, more intimidating, and much sexier than she had imagined. But Em soon starts hearing whispers of skeletons in the Malcolm family closet. And then the police begin looking into the accident that killed Teddy, and Em's control on her life—tenuous at best—is threatened. In The Perfect Ghost, a stunning breakout novel from the beloved author of the Carlotta Carlyle mystery series, Linda Barnes slowly winds the strings tighter and tighter, leading the reader ever more deeply into the lives of her characters with pitch-perfect pacing and mesmerizing prose.
Daniel Willis has always wanted to manage in the MLB but can't because of the physical disability that holds him back. However, when God comes down to Earth, He offers Willis the chance of a lifetime, to manage the New York Mets. However, living his dream comes at a cost, but doesn't everything? If Willis loses the World Series to his arch enemy Sam Hudson, he will lose his two best friends and girlfriend, who mean everything to him. Through his adventure, Willis learns the value of hard work and respect.
Als die junge Anwältin Lily Ed heiratet, hofft sie auf einen Neuanfang. Sie möchte die Geheimnisse der Vergangenheit hinter sich lassen. Doch als sie ihren ersten wichtigen Fall annimmt, fühlt sie sich merkwürdig von ihrem Klienten angezogen. Einem Mann, der des Mordes angeklagt ist. Einem Mann, für den sie bald alles riskiert. Doch ist er wirklich unschuldig?
*** WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR CRIME THRILLER OF THE YEAR 2013 *** He swore he was a killer. The truth was worse. An overnight plane delay is bad. Having to share your hotel room with a stranger is worse. But that is only the beginning of Gaby Struthers' problems. Gaby has never met Lauren Cookson before. So how does Lauren know so much about her? How does she know that the love of Gaby's life has been accused of murder? Why is she telling her that he is innocent? And why is she so terrified of Gaby? If you loved Gone Girl, you'll find this chilling domestic thriller impossible to put down.
Texas herbalist China Bayles must put her upcoming nuptials on the back burner when a murder investigation entangles her friends and neighbors.
A deeply imaginative debut novel about a family in crisis, Time of the Locust “deftly brings together the fantastic and the realistic, and touches on a variety of issues, from politics, race, and murder to disability, domestic tragedy, and myth…[and] spins them with gold and possibility” (The Washington Post). Sephiri is an autistic boy who lives in a world of his own making, where he dwells among imagined sea creatures that help him process information in the “real world” in which he is forced to live. But lately he has been having dreams of a mysterious place, and he starts creating fantastical sketches of this strange, inner world. Brenda, Sephiri’s mother, struggles with raising her challenged child alone. Her only wish is to connect with him—a smile on his face would be a triumph. Sephiri’s father, Horus, is serving a life sentence in prison, making the days even lonelier for Brenda and Sephiri. Yet prison is still not enough to separate father and son. In the seventh year of his imprisonment and at the height of his isolation, Horus develops extraordinary mental abilities that allow him to reach his son. Memory and yearning carry him outside his body, and through the realities of their ordeals and dreamscape, Horus and Sephiri find each other—and find hope in ways never imagined. Deftly portrayed by the remarkably talented Morowa Yejidé, this “unique and astounding debut” (New York Times bestselling author Lalita Tademy) is a harrowing, mystical, and redemptive journey toward the union of a family.
A hospital is preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water. Inside, assailed by mysterious forces, doctors and patients are left to remember the world they've lost and to imagine one to come. At the centre, a young medical student finds herself gifted with strange powers and a frightening destiny. Simultaneously epic and intimate, wildly imaginative and unexpectedly relevant, The Children's Hospital is a work of stunning scope, mesmerizing detail, and wrenching emotion.
In 1926, at the age of twenty, a trainee dentist called Bruno Langbehn joined the Nazi party. Growing up in a Germany that was impoverished and humiliated by the defeat of the First World War, and surrounded by a fiercely military environment, Bruno was one of the first young men to sign up. And as the party rose to power, he was there every step of the way. Eventually his loyalty was rewarded with a high-ranking position in Hitler's dreaded SS, the elite security service charged with sending Germany's 'racially impure' to the death camps. For fifty years after the end of the Second World War, his family kept this horrifying secret until his British grandson, Martin Davidson, uncovered the truth. Drawing on an astonishing cache of personal documents, Davidson retraces Bruno's journey from disillusioned adolescent to SS Officer to mysterious grandfather. In this extraordinary account he tries to understand how Langbehn and millions of others like him were seduced by Hitler's regime, and attempts to come to terms with this devastating revelation.
In his signature style of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city and traces the profound history of the Jewish people—from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East. An epic tale of love, strength, and faith, The Source is a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for The Source “Fascinating . . . stunning . . . [a] wonderful rampage through history . . . Biblical history, as seen through the eyes of a professor who is puzzled, appalled, delighted, enriched and impoverished by the spectacle of a land where all men are archeologists.”—The New York Times “A sweeping [novel] filled with excitement—pagan ritual, the clash of armies, ancient and modern: the evolving drama of man’s faith.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Magnificent . . . a superlative piece of writing both in scope and technique . . . one of the great books of this generation.”—San Francisco Call Bulletin
Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigating hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken—and probably killed—by pirates, his life fell apart. He has sudden reason to hope when a senior policeman suggests that his sons might still be alive—until that policeman is murdered. Still, there seems to be some link to a local operation, and Ash, no longer a government agent, is determined to find it. Meanwhile, his friend Hazel Best has been having a tough time of her own. A police constable whose last case ended with her shooting someone dead, she is just beginning to regain her balance. Hazel and Ash are both beginning to take more of an interest in the outside world, when a neighboring archaeologist decides to dig up a curious mound of earth near the ice house on his land. It might be a burial mound, he thinks. It is, but not the ancient one he expects; it holds the bones of a little boy from perhaps thirty years ago, carefully laid to rest with twentieth-century toys. As Hazel is slowly drawn back into police work, Ash finds himself under threat from someone who must think his investigation into his family's disappearance is finally getting somewhere... Jo Bannister's police procedurals have been widely praised not only for outstanding plotting and suspense, but also for their brilliant and compelling characterization and with Perfect Sins she again proves that she is "one of the genre's best." (Booklist)