Category: Fiction

If You Were Here: A Novel of Suspense

By Alafair Burke

If You have been Here is an exciting novel of suspense from Alafair Burke, the writer Dennis Lehane calls “one of the best younger crime writers operating today.”
 
Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the tale of an unidentified girl who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks. while she locates a video that captures a part of the incident, she thinks she has an facet at the pageant scrambling to spot the secret heroine, yet is surprised to find that the girl within the video bears a robust resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a detailed good friend who disappeared with out a hint a decade earlier.
 
What might were a short-lived metro tale sends McKenna on a deadly look for the lacking woman—a seek that might strength her to unearth long-buried truths a lot in the direction of home…

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People of the River (The First North Americans series, Book 4)

By W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear

People of the River is a gripping new saga of pre-historic the United States that takes us to the Mississippi Valley and the tribe often called the Mound developers. it's a time of problems. In Cahokia, the corn crop is failing back and a warchief―and the warrior girl he may possibly by no means possess―are disgusted via their Chief's lust for tribute. Now even the gods have became their faces, last the underworld to the seers. If the gods have deserted the folks, there isn't any hope―unless it is available in the shape of a tender woman who's studying to Dream of Power.

A masterful tale of North America's Forgotten previous via New York instances and USA this present day bestselling authors W. Michael equipment and Kathleen O'Neal Gear.

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No Safe House

By Linwood Barclay

The New York Times bestselling writer can provide the follow-up to No Time for Goodbye—an electrifying novel of suspense during which a family’s bothered prior is set to come in additional methods than one. And this time, they won't be capable to escape.…

Seven years in the past, Terry Archer and his kin skilled a awful ordeal that almost price them their lives. at the present time, the echoes of that fateful evening are nonetheless audible, and Terry is suffering to maintain his kin together.

But whilst his daughter Grace foolishly follows her antisocial boyfriend right into a unusual apartment, the Archers needs to do greater than remain jointly. they have to live to tell the tale. simply because now they've got all been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths in their probably idyllic fatherland. and they're going to quickly examine that there are a few things humans price even more than funds, and may do whatever to get.

Caught in a labyrinth among kinfolk loyalty and supreme betrayal, Terry needs to have the option to extricate his kinfolk from a deadly state of affairs he doesn’t absolutely understand. All he is familiar with is that during order to stick alive, he might have to do the unthinkable…

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The Day She Died: A Novel

By Catriona McPherson

That was once the day I met Gus, the day I grew a relatives as though from magic beans, the day she died. that is the aspect, see? It was once the exact same day…

Jessie Constable has realized the not easy solution to continuously retain herself secure. yet assembly Gus King adjustments every thing. sooner than she understands it, Jessie is snoozing at Gus's condominium, babysitting his young children, turning into part of his relations. And but, she cannot forget about the unsettling questions. Who does she hold seeing from the nook of her eye? Why are unusual males threatening her? most significantly, what quite occurred to Gus's wife?

Creating an excellent, foreboding secret the place not anything is because it turns out, grasp storyteller Catriona McPherson weaves an ominous story that may maintain you guessing until eventually the very end.

 

Praise:

A 2015 Anthony Award Winner (Best Paperback Original)

An Edgar Award Nominee (Best Paperback Original)

Starred assessment"McPherson’s moment stand-alone is a journey de strength, a creepy mental mystery that would depart you breathless."―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Keep the lighting fixtures on and batten down the hatches, for McPherson’s psychologically terrifying stand-alone calls for to be learn all night."―Library Journal

"Cracking learn, impossible to resist narrator."―Val McDermid, overseas bestselling author

"Warnings are all over the place, buddies are nosy, and the reader will stand beside Jessie, taking a look over their shoulders and anticipating the awl to fall."―Suspense Magazine 

"[A] deliciously aggravating story of deception and self-deception...McPherson is a persuasive and immersive author on the crest of her powers."―Alex Marwood, Edgar Award-winning writer of Wicked Girls 

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47 Ronin

By John Allyn

Now a tremendous movement picture!

47 Ronin is the unforgettable story of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the shame and loss of life in their grasp, and confronted yes loss of life for that reason. This trigger a series of occasions that resulted in one of many bloodiest episodes in eastern background. within the procedure, it additionally created a brand new set of heroes in Japan.

In 1701, younger Lord Asano is goaded into attacking a corrupt reputable on the jap courtroom. even though the wound Asano inflicts is minimum, the Emperor's punishment is harsh—Lord Asano is ordered to devote seppuku, or ritual suicide. His lands are confiscated and his kin is dishonored and exiled. His samurai now develop into ronin, or masterless, and are dispersed.

The Ronin weren't relied on by way of their enemies, and lived less than the watchful eyes of spies for months. They seemed to adapt to their new conditions via turning into tradesmen and lecturers. however the Ronin in simple terms seemed to settle for their destiny. They have been actually making cautious plans for revenge, biding their time till the instant to strike used to be correct! Their deeds turned Japan's such a lot celebrated instance of bravery, crafty, and loyalty in an age whilst samurai have been heroes, and honor used to be worthy loss of life for.

John Allyn does a masterful activity of providing 47 Ronin as a compelling and suspenseful tale—one that might entice fanatics of the December 2013 movie starring Keanu Reeves.

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Husband and Wife

Na'ama Newman wakes up one morning to a brand new truth. Her husband Udi, previously a fit, energetic travel consultant, pronounces that he can not movement his legs. The paralysis is clinically determined as psychosomatic - Udi has long past on strike and Na'ama needs to deal with the predicament, whereas balancing the calls for of labor and motherhood. The plot strikes quickly from this start line, and Shalev depicts the complexities of intimate relationships with bold perceptiveness. it's a distinct and severe novel, compulsively readable and terribly insightful. Husband and spouse brilliantly captures the vulnerability and misleading comforts of lives intertwined, in addition to the close to impossibility of getting down to disentangle them with none casualties. With this novel, Zeruya Shalev is certain to achieve the renown within the united kingdom that she already enjoys worldwide.

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Left Drowning (Left Drowning Series)

By Jessica Park

What does it take to upward push from life’s depths, swim opposed to the present, and breathe?

Weighted down via the lack of her mom and dad, Blythe McGuire struggles to maintain her head above water as she trudges via her final 12 months at Matthews collage. Then an opportunity assembly sends Blythe crashing into whatever she doesn’t expect—an indisputable allure to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose previous can be much more complex than her personal. As their courting deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in because the evening a fireplace took part her kinfolk. She starts to heal, or even, haltingly, to like this man who is helping her locate new paths to excitement and self-discovery. yet as Blythe strikes into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the single nonetheless strangled by way of his family’s annoying background. As darkish currents threaten to tug him less than, Blythe could be the simply one who can maintain him from drowning.

This booklet is meant for mature audiences as a result of powerful language and sexual content.

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Budding Prospects: A Pastoral (Contemporary American Fiction)

All Felix Nasmyth and neighbors need to do is harvest a crop of hashish Sativa...

...and part 1000000 tax-free funds might be theirs. yet they have not reckoned on nosy Northern California-style buddies, torrential rain, calls for of the flesh, and Felix's inconceivable new love, a wayward sculptress on whose behalf he undertakes a one-man vendetta opposed to a drug-busting country trooper named Jerpbak. As their deal escalates via crises into nightmare, their goals of simple cash get nipped within the bud.

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El libro de las pruebas

By John Banville

La perfecta introducción al universo Banville«Una novela sorprendente, perturbadora» (The long island occasions publication overview) , por el ganador del Premio Booker y del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras.

Freddie Montgomery es un científico de talento exiliado en una isla del Mediterráneo. Llegado el momento de saldar una deuda, su mujer y su hijo son retenidos como garantía de pago, y él regresa a Irlanda para conseguir fondos en una búsqueda que termina en el robo de un cuadro valioso y el asesinato de una joven. ¿El móvil del crimen? Ni l. a. avaricia, ni los angeles venganza. Ha matado porque «podía hacerlo»: es un asesino unintended como el que quizá todos llevamos dentro. Mientras espera juicio escribe esta confesión como un intento de presentar las pruebas, no ya de su inocencia, sino de los acontecimientos que lo han llevado a esa celda y han marcado el recorrido de su vida entera.

Reseñas:
«Cada creación suya atrae y deleita por l. a. maestría en el desarrollo de l. a. trama y en el dominio de los registros y matices expresivos, y por su reflexión sobre los secretos del corazón humano. »
Declaración del Jurado del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras 2014

«Una gran obra en l. a. que cada clever momento detona en voz baja para mostrar un mortífero destello interior.»
Don DeLillo

«La recomiendo como introducción a Banville.»
Francisco García Pérez, La Opinión de Tenerife

«El más grande escritor irlandés vivo #con el permiso de William Trevor# y el mejor estilista de l. a. lengua inglesa.»
Begoña Arce y Elena Hevia, El Periódico de Extremadura

«No un relato policial, sino una novela psicológica fascinante y trabajada en cada línea.»
Eduardo García, Diario de Mallorca

«Heredero de los angeles literatura de Nabokov, destaca en su estilo lacuidada construcción de cada frase, los angeles narración en primera character y el humor negro.»
Gabinete de Prensa de los angeles Biblioteca Nacional de España

«Uno de los escritores contemporáneos más inteligentes, más sensibles y más cultos en las letras universales... Un escritor common que quedará en l. a. historia de l. a. literatura... Hemos premiado no a un hombre más, sino a un novelista esencial en el landscape contemporáneo de las letras universales.»
Rosa Navarro Durán, La Nueva España (Jurado del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras 2014)

«La obra de Banville es un monumento al ser humano desde l. a. complejidad y l. a. profunda oscuridad.»
Eduardo García, La Opinión de Málaga

«El nosequé nabokoviano; l. a. sensación de ensoñación con los angeles que discurre el relato... Los que tengan ese Banville bien fijada en l. a. cabeza seguramente se lleven una pequeña alegría con el fallo del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras.»
Luis Alemany, El País

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Explorers of the New Century

By Magnus Mills

When Magnus generators supplies the realm a shake, you by no means understand what may fall out of his pockets," broadcasts the la instances. In his terse new journey de strength of a story, turbines provides historical past a shake, and you can by no means bet what the fallout is. Set on the sunrise of the nice age of exploration, the period of Shackleton and Perry and Scott, the publication provides the adventures of 2 intrepid groups, either vying to arrive the AFP, or Agreed Furthest Point-a important, even ennobling reason. the contest is pleasant yet stipulations are severe. To get in the course of the arid, dead panorama, either groups needs to learn how to make sacrifices, sacrifices that might switch near to everything.

Mills burst at the literary scene a decade in the past with The Restraint of Beasts, a singular Thomas Pynchon referred to as a "demented, deadpan-comic wonder." This new paintings proves that he has develop into a grasp storyteller whose books are every one "as welcome as a hot bus on a wet day" (The Oregonian).

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