Tief im Wald hört dich keiner schreien. Nach über zwanzig Jahren kehrt Kate Cypher zum ersten Mal in ihr Heimatdorf in Massachusetts zurück. Kurz darauf geschieht ein Mord an einem jungen Mädchen. Die Umstände der Tat alarmieren Kate: Sie erinnern an den Tod ihrer besten Freundin Del. Ist der Mörder von damals noch auf freiem Fuß? Hat man den Falschen für die grausame Tat büßen lassen? Kate nimmt die Spur des Täters auf. Bald merkt sie, dass sie nicht die Einzige ist. Und im Dorf glaubt man schon lange, dass es Del ist, die Rache für ihren Tod fordert ...
A broken promise reveals a terrifying legacy in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of When All the Girls Have Gone. A painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea—but she’ll leave some of her secrets behind... Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide—and her own past. Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire...and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and that she must be stopped. Thrown into an inferno of desire and deception, Virginia and Cabot draw ever closer to the mystery of their shared memories—and the shocking fate of the one man who still wields the power to destroy everything they hold dear.
Part coming-of-age novel, part ghost story, part psychological thriller - a powerful novel of adolescent friendship, betrayal and murder Kate Cypher has returned home to Vermont, after a telephone call from friends who are worried about her mother's failing health. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered, a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate's childhood. Three decades earlier, her misfit friend Del, shunned and derided by her classmates as "the potato girl", was brutally slain. Del's killer was never found, and Del achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories. Now, as the new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying and unexpected ways. But nothing is quite what it seems - and the grim spectres of her childhood are far from forgotten.
While staying with her parents at a campground, a twelve-year-old girl is sexually molested by her riding instructor and learns the importance of talking about her traumatic experience with her parents.
TV producer Farrell Slater just stumbled on a story that might save her career...or get her killed. A prestigious New York auction house just sold a Fabergé Egg for six million dollars. But Farrell knows it is a fake. So does a college student who promised never to tell the location of the real one. And so does a cunning murderer who has already dismembered one victim...set fire to another...and strangled still another in order to carry off the greatest scam of the century. And now he or she has a special fate in mind for a TV newswoman who just can't keep a secret. . .
A human story of love, pain, humour and ambition all spiced with a little scandal and intrigue, 'We Promise Not To Tell' is a dramatisation, plus a little author's licence, of forty highly successful years in and around the hotel business, much of it recorded in photographs, on video, and in our personal diaries. Starting with nothing more than a little 'Street Sense,' we will take you on an emotional journey as we battle with prejudice and corruption to create our fortune.
Arriving at a small Montana ranch with a bunch of other problem teens, Julie becomes alarmed by the ranch's mysterious counselor, the back-breaking chores that are assigned to everybody, and the discovery of a dead body on the grounds. Original.
Poems of the friends, the fears, and the joys of childhood.
Ali Vega got a little more out of life than she had ever bargained for. Now living in California State Mental Hospital accused of murder and diagnosed insane, she begins to find that there are missing pieces to this puzzle. After meeting Ric Boman, a young psychologist, she sees she’s not alone and that someone out there is actually willing to find the pieces for her. Stuck within the padded walls of her cell, she is constantly visited by strange people and strange nightmares. Will this twisted nightmare ever end? This suspenseful psychological thriller will keep its reader intrigued with every page.
Und niemand hört ihr Rufen ... An einem schönen Sommertag wird in Pike’s Crossing die sechsjährige Ernestine entführt. Die einzige Zeugin sieht untätig zu: Rhonda Farr glaubt, die Kleine kenne den Mann gut. Umso größer ist der Schock, als sie vom Kidnapping erfährt. Rhonda sieht sich an das traumatischste Erlebnis ihrer Kindheit erinnert – den Tag, an dem ihre beste Freundin Lizzy verschwand. Schuldbewusst setzt sie alles daran, Ernestine zu finden. Dabei rührt sie an ein Geheimnis, das besser unentdeckt geblieben wäre ... «Hochspannung wie in McMahons Debüt ‹Das Mädchen im Wald›.» (Kirkus Reviews) «Absolut unvergesslich! McMahon baut eine Spannung auf, die messerscharf und betäubend zugleich ist.» (Publisher’s Weekly)
Wer ohne Schuld ist, der werfe den ersten Stein. Die College-Studenten Winnie, Tess, Suz, Henry und Spencer sind unzertrennlich. Ihre Leidenschaft: die Kunst. Ihre Philosophie: Grundlage aller Kreativität ist die Zerstörung. Ihr Ziel: nicht nur die Kunst, sondern auch die Welt zu verändern. Bald schon geraten ihre Experimente außer Kontrolle. Mit schrecklichen Konsequenzen. Und als eine von ihnen stirbt, schließen die Übrigen einen Pakt des Schweigens. Doch jemand scheint ihr dunkles Geheimnis zu kennen ... «Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer, raffiniert gestrickter Thriller. ‹Die dunkle Stimme der Schuld› hat den Vergleich mit der ‹Geheimen Geschichte› von Donna Tartt verdient.» (Stewart O’Nan)
Ambra ist eine erfolgreiche Journalistin auf der Suche nach einer heißen Story. Tom ein ehemaliger Elitesoldat, dem Schreckliches zugestoßen ist. Ambra muss an den Ort zurückkehren, an dem sie niemals wieder sein wollte. Tom versucht hier, sich ins Leben zurück zu kämpfen. In Kiruna, im Norden Schwedens, wo klirrende Kälte und ewige Dunkelheit herrschen, begegnen sich zwei Menschen, die auf der Flucht vor ihrer eigenen Vergangenheit sind. Zwei Menschen, die tiefe Wunden tragen. Und niemandem vertrauen. Zwei Menschen, die von der Anziehungskraft, die zwischen ihnen herrscht, überwältigt werden. Es kommt ihnen falsch vor. Und doch so beängstigend richtig. Aber können sie einander wirklich heilen? Oder wird ihre Liebe sie ein für alle Mal zerstören?
From Publishers Weekly Part mystery-thriller and part ghost story, McMahon's well-paced debut alternates smoothly between past and present. In the fall of 2002, 41-year-old Kate Cypher, a divorced Seattle school nurse, returns to New Hope, the decaying Vermont hippie commune where she grew up, to visit her elderly mother, Jean, who's suffering from Alzheimer's. Kate has avoided New Hope since the grizzly, unsolved murder of her fifth-grade friend, Del Griswold, 31 years earlier. Kate fears she betrayed Del, a free-spirited farm girl. Did her betrayal cause Del's death? Who killed Del? Another local girl is murdered in a similar manner at the time of Kate's return. Could the killer be loose again? Meanwhile, Jean appears to be possessed with Del's spirit and may have the answers to these questions. As Kate investigates, she learns stunning truths about many events and people from her youth. McMahon does a particularly good job of portraying the cruelty of school children. (Apr.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist This assured, ambitious debut novel offers an unusual mix of mystery novel and ghost story, with particularly well-drawn coming-of-age themes. School nurse Kate Cypher returns to her hometown in Vermont to care for her mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer's. It's not a happy homecoming, since Kate never liked the cultlike atmosphere of the commune she grew up in. Not long after her arrival, a local girl is murdered in the same way Kate's childhood friend, Del, nicknamed the "Potato Girl" by her mean-spirited classmates, was killed 30 years ago. Seriously spooked, Kate reconnects with her childhood sweetheart, who is utterly convinced that Del's ghost is afoot in the woods and intent on seeking revenge. McMahon deftly juggles a complex narrative, which smoothly interweaves the past and the present, while also credibly introducing supernatural elements by presenting them through Kate's skeptical viewpoint. But McMahon's real coup is her touching characterization of the brave and desperate Del. It is through that portrait that McMahon drives home the cruelty of childhood bullying. Joanne Wilkinson Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Bestselling author and CBS News producer Mary Jane Clark writes thrillers set in the fascinating world of television network news. With an insider's eye, her unforgettable books have an authenticity that keeps readers coming back for more. St. Martin's Griffin knows readers can't wait for a new Mary Jane Clark novel to come out. That's why we're giving them a special treat: Two page-turning thrillers in one volume! In Do You Promise Not to Tell?, a prestigious New York auction house just sold a Faberge egg for six million dollars. But TV producer Farrell Slater knows it's a fake. So does a cunning murderer who has already dismembered one victim, set fire to another, and strangled one more in order to carry of the scam of the century.... In Do You Want to Know a Secret?, beautiful New York TV anchorwoman Eliza Blake has a past to hide. Her popular coanchor has a scandal he'd die to keep secret. The next president's pretty wife wants desperately to avoid an indecent exposure. A parish priest knows a terrible truth. And a killer has a secret agenda that reaches from New York City's streets to the White House.... Read Do You Promise Not to Tell? and Do You Want to Know a Secret? back-to-back now for the first time!
From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McMahon comes five dark and chilling novels in one e-book, including: Promise Not to Tell, Island of Lost Girls, Dismantled, Don't Breathe a Word, and The One I Left Behind. Promise Not to Tell—A chilling novel about a woman whose past and present collide when she returns to her small hometown to care for her aging mother on the same night a young girl is killed. Island of Lost Girls—When 23 year-old Rhonda sees someone in a large rabbit suit kidnap a young girl, the investigation that follows uncovers the secrets behind the disappearance of her childhood friend, Lizzy, years ago. Dismantled—A novel about a group of old friends who once believed things (and perhaps, people) must be taken apart, literally, to be truly understood. Don't Breathe a Word—One couple finds themselves in a seemingly supernatural web of fairies that links them to a young girl's disappearance 15 years ago. The One I Left Behind—A gut-wrenching mystery about an architect whose troubled mother has been found 25 years after being kidnapped by a serial killer who is still on the loose.
August ist anders. Dennoch wünscht er sich, wie alle Jungen in seinem Alter, kein Außenseiter zu sein. Weil er seit seiner Geburt so oft am Gesicht operiert werden musste, ist er noch nie auf eine richtige Schule gegangen. Aber jetzt soll er in die fünfte Klasse kommen. Er weiß, dass die meisten Kinder nicht absichtlich gemein zu ihm sind. Am liebsten würde er gar nicht auffallen. Doch nicht aufzufallen ist nicht leicht, wenn man so viel Mut und Kraft besitzt, so witzig, klug und großzügig ist - wie August.
Als Claras Freund eines Morgens spurlos verschwindet, ahnt sie sofort, dass etwas Schreckliches geschehen ist. Durch die Ermittlungen der Polizei stellt sich heraus, dass Luke von einer bösartigen Stalkerin massiv bedroht wurde. Als dann auch noch eine Affäre ans Licht kommt, muss sich Clara eingestehen, dass ihr Freund viele Geheimnisse vor ihr hatte, und sie beschließt, mehr über ihn herauszufinden. Bald stößt sie dabei auf ein seltsames Mädchen namens Hannah. Eiskalt, berechnend und brutal soll sie sein. Eine perfekte Soziopathin, die auf Rache sinnt – für etwas, das vor Jahren geschehen ist und für immer im Dunkeln hätte bleiben sollen.

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