'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
Eine junge Frau wird in die Station für Koma-Patienten des St. Catherine Hospital eingeliefert, nachdem man sie bewusstlos in einem Straßengraben gefunden hat. Ein tragischer Unfall mit Fahrerflucht? Im Bett neben Cassie liegt Frank, der am Locked-in-Syndrom leidet: Er nimmt alles wahr, kann sich aber nicht mitteilen. Die Menschen um ihn herum verhalten sich so, als wäre Frank gar nicht da. Und so ist er es, der als einziger die Puzzleteile von Cassies Vergangenheit zusammensetzt und erkennt, dass sie noch immer in tödlicher Gefahr schwebt. Denn jemand aus ihrer nächsten Nähe würde alles tun, damit das Schweigen gewahrt bleibt, niemals ans Licht kommt, was wirklich geschehen ist ...
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?
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.
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have it all while others seem destined to a life of struggle? What is it that allows some people to experience the best life has to offer in the realms of health and fitness, finances, relationships, and their dream projects, while others can’t materialize what they want no matter how hard they work? In A Blueprint for the Perfect Life, author Kabral Sharpe shares 101 secrets that are essential to living a perfect life and follows each with action steps to help make the goal become a reality. A self-empowerment coach, Kabral discusses how you can • create a body you love; • employ the simple secret success formula for total lifelong financial abundance; • create amazing relationships in your business and personal life; • do what you love for a living; • be organized and stay that way; • live your ideal life with no regrets; and • live powerfully into all your intentions so you fully enjoy the journey as well as the end result. Providing advice for everything from responsibility to gratitude to love, A Blueprint for the Perfect Life can help you achieve what you want in life.
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.
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.
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.
Some days, we wake up in the morning and feel like we are on top of the world. However, by the end of the day, we feel like the world has turned against us because we have gone through a trial, or a series of trials, in one day. By the end of the day, our head hurts, our stress level has increased, and we seek an outlet. For many, that outlet is food, drinking, smoking, or drugs. We find out that "Life is like a Box of Chocolates" and based upon other contributing factors, we do not know what to expect or more importantly what to do. We feel like our trial is unique and no one could possibly relate. We feel isolated and defeated because we do not know what to do when we face trials. Box of Chocolates is designed to walk you through scenarios that are based on real-life events. The book enables readers to realize their problems are not unique. Readers will begin to realize their trials are similar to other people and they are not alone. The book consists of 365 scenarios that are categorized by WORK - FAMILY - LIFE issues for each day of the year. The book contains a five-step application process to reveal the provisions God has made for our every need. The scenarios included in the books can happen to anyone, so the reader is encouraged to depend on God and promises He has made to us through the Holy Bible. Step two of the five-step process can be facilitated in a group or alone. The facilitated session enables participants to think about the "what if" and gives them an opportunity to proactively respond to issues they may face or someone they know may face. During the session, participants have the opportunity to respond to scenarios and share his/her life experiences.
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.
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.
From the New York Times–bestselling author comes a romantic suspense novel about a man who can’t escape the sins of his past—or the woman who got away. Back from undercover work in the jungles of South America, CIA agent Jonah Slade has returned to discover that his former lover has been killed in cold blood, and her fifteen year-old-son has been kidnapped. And everything is tied to his very dangerous line of work . . . Years ago, Macie Blaine loved and lost Jonah to her sister Felicity, who eventually left him broken-hearted. Now, with her sister murdered and her nephew missing, he’s the only one she can go to for help. But Macie holds a secret that could turn Jonah’s whole life upside-down; a secret that could turn him away from her forever . . . With action that will thrill you and a romance that will leave you breathless, The Perfect Lie is “a frighteningly real story of suspense and true romance, [with] characters who will grab your heart” (RT Book Reviews).
The author was inspired to write this book by the Lord, her purpose being to teach readers how much the Lord really loves them.
(Limelight). In this companion volume to her highly successful Callback , Ginger Howard Friedman, a veteran casting director, playwright and teacher, reveals her winning formula for a monologue audition that lands you the part. She explains her essential rules for a successful audition, then selects scenes from 16 plays and adapts them into monologues, comic and serious, for men and women of all ages.
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.
Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!
She had the perfect life. She had the perfect cover. She was the perfect witness. Until they found her. When Teresa Casali was young she discovered she had a strange gift: the ability to read people's memories. But the gift seemed more like a curse as her mob boss father used her to gain the upper hand in his world of corruption and violence. Exposed by her own family to the darkest impulses of mankind, Teresa is alone and unprotected. She realizes that if she is to survive, she has to run. Out of nowhere, or so she believes, a man by the name of Andre Mandak appears. He kills her pursuers—but that's not nearly enough for Teresa to trust him. It is his promise to get her into Witness Protection, along with his mind-blowing ability to help her control her gift before it consumes her, that convinces Teresa Casali to become Allie Girard. Living a normal life with a new family, she shuts the door to the past ...although Mandak is clear: when the time is right, he too will benefit from her powers. For years Allie flourishes ...until the day her cover is blown and the truth comes tumbling out. Once again she is on the run, with her own life and those of her loved ones at stake. But this time she will not be a pawn. This time she will use her finely honed gift to end the threat that began with her family's betrayal. From perfect target to perfect witness, Allie Girard is ready to take on the past even if it kills her.