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She Lies in Wait PDF Book By Gytha Lodge

She Lies in Wait

  • Author: Gytha Lodge
  • ISBN Code: : 1984817361
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 239 Readers
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Six friends. One killer. Who do you trust? A teen girl is missing after a night of partying; thirty years later, the discovery of her body reopens a cold case in “a scorching portrait of friendship and its betrayal.” (Nicci French). “This enjoyably chilling suspense tale . . . conveys both the thrills and the dangers of being a teenager on the brink of adult independence.”—The New York Times Book Review On a scorching July night in 1983, a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest. When they wake in the morning the youngest of their group, Aurora Jackson, has disappeared. An exhaustive investigation is launched, but no trace of the teenager is ever found. Thirty years later, Aurora’s body is unearthed in a hideaway that only the six friends knew about, and Jonah Sheens is put in charge of solving the long-cold case. Back in 1983, as a young cop in their small town, he had known the teenagers—including Aurora—personally, even before taking part in the search. Now he’s determined to finally get to the truth of what happened that night. Sheens’s investigation brings the members of the camping party back to the forest, where they will be confronted once again with the events that left one of them dead and all of them profoundly changed forever. This searing, psychologically captivating novel marks the arrival of a dazzling new talent, and the start of a new series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens. Praise for She Lies in Wait “A novel that literally makes you hold your breath then gasp out loud.”—Val McDermid “She Lies in Wait is an atmospheric, deeply satisfying, well-written mystery whose resolution rings true after lots of false leads and blind alleys. A remarkably adept first novel. One hopes there will be many more to come.”—Daily Herald “The mystery intrigues and twists, offering enough red herrings and moments of police procedural to please fans of the genre.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “What a marvel! A corkscrew-twisty, knife-sharp thriller—yet it doubles as a tender ode to loss and longing. Prepare to be haunted.”—A. J. Finn, author of the New York Times bestseller The Woman in the Window

Watching from the Dark PDF Book By Gytha Lodge

Watching from the Dark

  • Author: Gytha Lodge
  • ISBN Code: : 1984818082
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 842 Readers
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You never saw him. But he saw it all. When a vibrant young woman is murdered while on a video chat, a small-town detective wades into a circle of friends and lovers with dangerous secrets—from the acclaimed author of the “enjoyably chilling” (The New York Times Book Review) She Lies in Wait. Aidan Poole logs on to his laptop late at night to Skype his girlfriend, Zoe. To his horror, he realizes that there is someone else in her flat. Aidan can only listen to the sounds of a violent struggle taking place in the bathroom—and then the sound of silence. He is desperate to find out if Zoe is okay. But then why is he so hesitant to call the police? When Aidan’s cryptic messages finally reach them, Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens and his team take the case—and discover the body. They soon find that no one has a bad word to say about Zoe, a big hearted young artist at the center of a curious web of waifs and strays, each relying on her for support, each hiding dark secrets and buried resentments. Has one of her so-called “friends” been driven to murder? Or does Aidan have the biggest secret of them all?

Lying in Wait PDF Book By Liz Nugent

Lying in Wait

  • Author: Liz Nugent
  • ISBN Code: : 1501191306
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 117 Readers
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The second heartstopping suspense novel by international bestselling author Liz Nugent—filled with dark secrets, twisted relationships, and unexpected surprises. My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it. In 1980s Dublin, Lydia Fitzsimons seems to have the perfect life—wife of Andrew, a respected judge, and mistress of Avalon, the beautiful house where she grew up. Her pride and joy, however, is her only child, her son Laurence, to whom she is utterly, obsessively devoted. But her husband's murder of Annie Doyle, accidental or not, sets into motion a dark downward spiral. No one knows what Lydia and Andrew were doing with a drug-addled prostitute late at night on a deserted stretch of the strand near Dublin, but they stuffed her body into the trunk of their car and buried it in their tidy suburban garden, hoping that will put the matter to rest. Annie was a junkie from the wrong side of the tracks; surely no one will miss her or care to find out what happened to her. Except that Annie has a sister. Her twin, Karen, who has fared much better in life, is desperate to find her. And when Karen crosses paths with Laurence, isolated and lonely, things begin to unravel. Laurence may be overweight and ungainly and bullied at school, but he's more clever than he's given credit for. He knows that something is very, very wrong in the Fitzsimons household—and he is determined to discover the truth...

One of Us Is Lying PDF Book By Karen M. McManus

One of Us Is Lying

  • Author: Karen M. McManus
  • ISBN Code: : 1524714704
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 648 Readers
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All the secrets of the Bayview Four will be revealed in the TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock! THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • BUZZFEED • POPCRUSH “Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (Entertainment Weekly) in this addictive mystery about what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. And don’t miss the #1 New York Times bestselling sequel, One of Us is Next!

Sometimes I Lie PDF Book By Alice Feeney

Sometimes I Lie

  • Author: Alice Feeney
  • ISBN Code: : 1250144833
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 795 Readers
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My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

Big Lies in a Small Town PDF Book By Diane Chamberlain

Big Lies in a Small Town

  • Author: Diane Chamberlain
  • ISBN Code: : 125008735X
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 966 Readers
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From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth... “A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”—People magazine, Best New Books North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her released from prison immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to be free, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets. North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and in great need of work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder. What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies? “Chamberlain, a master storyteller, keeps readers hooked, with a story line that leavens history and social commentary with romance and mystery.”—Lexington Dispatch

Where She Lies PDF Book By Michael Scanlon

Where She Lies

  • Author: Michael Scanlon
  • ISBN Code: : 1786817438
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 523 Readers
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‘Bloody brilliant... I was hooked.’ Ginger Book Geek ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Omg!! What an amazing and thrilling story!!!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gripping.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Twist after twist after twist!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘All the stars from me.’ Rona Halsall ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I have never, ever read a whole book in one day… until now.’ Booked Up Girl ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ When a beautiful, local teenage girl is found strangled in the cold, dark woods a mile from town. The prime suspect is the seemingly-gentle drifter who found Tanya’s body. Detective Finnegan Beck, recently demoted from his high-powered job in Dublin and relocated in disgrace to the small Irish town of Cross Beg, is the police officer in charge, and he seems to be the only person who can’t escape the feeling that Tanya wasn’t killed at random. As he digs deeper into the shadows of Cross Beg, he begins to realise it isn’t the sleepy backwater he’d first believed. Everyone here has something to hide. Tanya had a boyfriend, whose name no one knew. A best friend with a loose relationship with the truth. And a habit she thought she’d kept hidden from everyone. But, just as Beck believes he is making progress, the body of one of the suspects is found drowned in the river. Is the killer just getting started? Everyone in the town seems to have something they would die to protect. But who has a secret they’d kill for? This debut novel from a powerful new Irish voice is the first in a gripping series that will feature the brilliant, haunted Detective Finnegan Beck who won’t rest until justice is found. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, Joy Ellis and Patricia Gibney. Readers are loving Where She Lies: ‘Bloody brilliant... Oh my goodness me... one seriously, fantastically and brilliantly written book with cracking characters and cracking storylines. I was hooked on this book from the first moment I met Detective Finnegan Beck... addictive... simply unputdownable... the pages were turning that quickly that it was almost as if the pages were turning themselves... the world could have ended and I wouldn’t have known... several times that I almost found myself reading through my fingers... In short, I totally and utterly flipping well loved reading ‘Where She Lies’... simply outstanding... a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.’ Ginger Book Geek ‘A page-turning, don't-put-it-down, yes-you-will-be-up-all-night kind of read… amazing!’ SPW Writes, 5 stars ‘Reminds me a lot of Harry Bosch.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Gripping... pulls you in, from the very beginning right till the end... keeps you guessing till the end... unrelenting pace... excellent writing... The needle of suspicion keeps moving from one suspect to another... thrilling... If you loved the detective series of Harry Bosch or Cormoran Strike, you will enjoy this one.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Excellent ... this was one I couldn't put down... jaw-dropping. ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Gripping… deserves more than the 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Powerful… riveting ... stunning.’ Plucked from the Stacks, 5 stars ‘If you like Harry Hole Series by Jo Nesbø, you shouldn't miss this one... gripping.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Cracking... made me tear through the pages... I thought I knew whodunnit it. I wasn’t even close! ... gripping.’ Between My Lines ‘Started with a bang and just kept going! The twists kept coming... I couldn't put it down. I cannot wait to read more from this author!’ Goodreads reviewer, ‘Brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Tense, powerful and emotional... gripped my attention from the very first page and I couldn’t tear my eyes away... fantastic.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Excellent... I was hooked... I can't wait to return to Detective Beck and his story.’ Star Crossed Reviews ‘It's hard to believe this is a debut novel! ... Finnegan feels like a character you've known for years, who has had his troubles and is now facing the results ... not only flawed, but brilliant (think PBS' Sherlock Holmes).’ Bless Their Hearts Mom, 5 stars ‘Had me gripped ... a page turner.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Excellent... 5 stars read.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Will I be reading book 2? Yes definitely.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm ‘Crikey, I wasn't expecting the bad guy to be HIM! ... I was pulled into the story from the very beginning and every time I had to put the book down, I couldn't wait to pick it up again... All the stars from me and looking forward to the rest of the series.’ Rona Halsall, 5 stars

The Best Lies PDF Book By Sarah Lyu

The Best Lies

  • Author: Sarah Lyu
  • ISBN Code: : 1481498851
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 162 Readers
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Gone Girl meets Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls in this mesmerizing debut novel about a toxic friendship that turns deadly. Remy Tsai used to know how her story would turn out. But now, she doesn’t even know what tomorrow will look like. She was happy once. Remy had her boyfriend Jack, and Elise, her best friend—her soul mate—who understood her better than anyone else in the world. But now Jack is dead, shot through the chest… And it was Elise who pulled the trigger. Was it self-defense? Or something darker than anything Remy could have imagined? As the police investigate, Remy does the same, sifting through her own memories, looking for a scrap of truth that could save the friendship that means everything to her. Told in alternating timelines, this twisted psychological thriller explores the dark side of obsessive friendship.

Behind Every Lie PDF Book By Christina McDonald

Behind Every Lie

  • Author: Christina McDonald
  • ISBN Code: : 1501184040
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 386 Readers
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From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Do No Harm and The Night Olivia Fell—an “emotionally charged mystery” (Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author)—comes a thrilling new suspense novel about the insidious nature of family secrets…and their deadly potential. If you can’t remember it, how do you prove you didn’t do it? Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can’t remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her. Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London—Kat’s former home—for answers. But as she unravels her mother’s carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn’t know who to trust. Least of all herself. Told in alternating perspectives from Eva’s search for answers and Kat’s mysterious past, Christina McDonald has crafted another “complex, emotionally intense” (Publishers Weekly) domestic thriller. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell’s I Found You and Karin Slaughter’s Pieces of Her, Behind Every Lie explores the complicated nature of mother-daughter relationships, family trauma, and the danger behind long-held secrets.

Tell Me Lies PDF Book By Carola Lovering

Tell Me Lies

  • Author: Carola Lovering
  • ISBN Code: : 1501169661
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 709 Readers
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Soon to be an original series on Hulu! “A twisted modern love story” (Parade), Tell Me Lies is a sexy, thrilling novel about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget. Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother—whom she’s never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Quickly grasping at her fresh start, Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer. And then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating. Confident and cocksure, Stephen sees something in Lucy that no one else has, and she’s quickly seduced by this vision of herself, and the sense of possibility that his attention brings her. Meanwhile, Stephen is determined to forget an incident buried in his past that, if exposed, could ruin him, and his single-minded drive for success extends to winning, and keeping, Lucy’s heart. Lucy knows there’s something about Stephen that isn’t to be trusted. Stephen knows Lucy can’t tear herself away. And their addicting entanglement will have consequences they never could have imagined. Alternating between Lucy’s and Stephen’s voices, Tell Me Lies follows their connection through college and post-college life in New York City. “Readers will be enraptured” (Booklist) by the “unforgettable beauties in this very sexy story” (Kirkus Review). With the psychological insight and biting wit of Luckiest Girl Alive, and the yearning ambitions and desires of Sweetbitter, this keenly intelligent and supremely resonant novel chronicles the exhilaration and dilemmas of young adulthood and the difficulty of letting go—even when you know you should.

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder PDF Book By Holly Jackson

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

  • Author: Holly Jackson
  • ISBN Code: : 1984896385
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 781 Readers
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES WITH OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD• Everyone is talking about this addictive must-read mystery with shades of Serial and Making a Murderer about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect. Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can't shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer? Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn't want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger. And don't miss the sequel, Good Girl, Bad Blood! "The perfect nail-biting mystery." --Natasha Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The Turn of the Key PDF Book By Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key

  • Author: Ruth Ware
  • ISBN Code: : 1501192361
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 703 Readers
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated fifth novel. When Rowan stumbles across an ad for a live-in nanny, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—with a staggeringly generous salary. And when she arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” house fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What Rowan doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and Rowan in prison awaiting trial for murder. Writing to her lawyer from prison, Rowan struggles to explain the unravelling events that have led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the children, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant. It was everything. Rowan knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

The Creep PDF Book By Michael LaPointe

The Creep

  • Author: Michael LaPointe
  • ISBN Code: : 0735279632
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 344 Readers
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"A deep, weird and uncanny tale" —Sheila Heti "A book to devour"—Iain Reid "Sinister good fun" —Lee Henderson "Gripping and unassumingly smart" —Lauren Oyler A journalist with a history of bending the facts uncovers a story about a medical breakthrough so astonishing it needs no embellishment--but behind the game-changing science lies a gruesome secret. A respected byline in the culture pages of the venerable New York magazine The Bystander, journalist Whitney Chase grapples with a mysterious compulsion to enhance her coverage with intriguing untruths and undetectable white lies. She calls it "the creep"--an overpowering need to improve the story in the telling. And she has a particular genius for getting away with it. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Whitney yearns to transition from profiling rock stars and novelists to covering the stories that "really matter." When a chance encounter brings her face-to-face with a potentially massive story about a game-changing medical discovery, Whitney believes she's finally found a story that doesn't need any enhancement. The brilliant and charismatic doctor behind the breakthrough claims she's found "the Holy Grail of medical science": a synthetic blood substitute that, if viable, promises to save millions of lives, and make her corporate backers rich beyond measure. But when Whitney's investigation of this apparent medical miracle puts her on the trail of a string of grisly fatalities across the country, she becomes inexorably tied to a much darker and more nefarious story than even she could imagine. Set against the ramp-up to the US invasion of Iraq and the decline of print journalism, Michael LaPointe's panoramic, ingeniously plotted debut paints an affecting portrait of an increasingly unequal twenty-first century, exploring how deceitfulness, self-enhancement, and confidently delivered lies can be transfused into fact and constitute a broader violence against the social fabric and public trust.

Everything, Everything PDF Book By Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

  • Author: Nicola Yoon
  • ISBN Code: : 0385683669
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 711 Readers
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New York Times Bestseller My disease is as rare as it is famous. It's a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black--black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change--starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer. Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Tell No One PDF Book By Harlan Coben

Tell No One

  • Author: Harlan Coben
  • ISBN Code: : 0307491730
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 121 Readers
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For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive. Everyone tells him it's time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible—that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive. Beck has been warned to tell no one. And he doesn't. Instead, he runs from the people he trusts the most, plunging headlong into a search for the shadowy figure whose messages hold out a desperate hope. But already Beck is being hunted down. He's headed straight into the heart of a dark and deadly secret—and someone intends to stop him before he gets there.

The Night She Disappeared PDF Book By Lisa Jewell

The Night She Disappeared

  • Author: Lisa Jewell
  • ISBN Code: : 198213738X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 833 Readers
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes “her best thriller yet” (Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author) about a young couple’s disappearance on a gorgeous summer night, and the mother who will never give up trying to find them. On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend. One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite place for long walks and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “DIG HERE.” Could this be a clue towards what has happened to the missing young couple? And what exactly is buried in this haunted ground? “Utterly gripping with richly drawn, hugely compelling characters, this is a first-class thriller with heart” (Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author) that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Twisted Lies PDF Book By Angela Marsons

Twisted Lies

  • Author: Angela Marsons
  • ISBN Code: : 1838887342
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Page : 350 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 553 Readers
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‘OMG!!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US ANGELA!!!! JUST WOW!!!! Seriously love, love LOVED this book!!!!..I was on the edge of my seat, biting my nails whilst feeling my heart pounding into the silly hours of the morning...one of the best books I have ever read!!!’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Her stomach lurches as she sits in the windowless room. He throws her phone to the ground, grinds it against the floor with the heel of his shoe and brings his face closer to hers. There was no turning back now, her life as she knew it was gone. When Detective Kim Stone is called to a local business, what she sees leaves her speechless. The photo on the driving licence bears little resemblance to the man laid out before her, and she knows she’s up against the most twisted killer she has ever encountered. But as she breaks the devastating news to the victim’s wife, Diane Phipps, Kim can’t help feeling that something isn’t quite right about the woman’s reaction. Twenty-four hours later, Diane and the rest of the victim’s family disappears into thin air. Then a second body is found staked to the ground in a local nature reserve. Desperate to crack the case open quickly, Kim and her team unravel a vital clue – a fiercely guarded secret that links both victims and could cost even more lives. A secret that some police officers are also protecting. Faced with deceit from those she should be able to trust, family members who won’t talk, and local reporter, Tracy Frost, opening a can of worms on the case of a woman murdered by her husband a year ago – Kim is in deep water like never before. Kim must find the motive if she is to find the killer who is systematically targeting his victims. But can she unlock the shocking truth and stop him before he strikes again? An absolutely jaw-dropping crime thriller from the number one, multi-million-copy bestselling author of the incredibly addictive Detective Kim Stone series. What readers are saying about Twisted Lies: ‘The jack, queen, king and ace of crime fiction…It keeps on delivering, and you can't stop reading it until the fantastic ending…Another mesmerizing and riveting read! I find it insulting to even rate it giving between one to five stars, because how many stars should you give to the sun?’ The World Is Ours To Read, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I must have uttered WTF out loud and in full many times…this may just be the best one in the series so far. I read it one afternoon…I devoured the pages, and couldn't get enough.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The most gripping, complicated, compelling and exciting outing for Kim Stone yet. You really won't be able to put it down.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘You are thrown straight into the action…I was invested in this book from the first page…gripping, thrilling and the plot moves at a great pace…my favourite book of the year.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gripping, clever, unputdownable, thrilling and the plot moves at a great pace…I dare to say that this one is the best of the fourteen Kim Stone books…This book deserves MORE THAN FIVE STARS…’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘You won’t want to put it down until you’ve finished…chilling, brutal and stomach churning…I did find myself reading open mouthed as the plot begins to unfold...will make your heart beat faster and keep you hooked from the first page…Angela Marsons is undoubtedly the Queen of Crime!! Fab, fab, fab – what more can I say!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW! Just Wow! This book has taken me on an emotional roller coaster… I’ve definitely given this book 6 out of 5.’ John’s Book Shelf, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Exceptional…I was hooked from the very first page…1000% recommend this series and author.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Each book just gets better and better, I always feel like doing a little happy dance when I see a new book is coming out…kept me turning the pages at a rapid rate, I read it in one sitting. Kim and her team almost feel like family…’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘You know it’s a fantastic book when you start it in the afternoon, hurry through all your normal ‘life chores’ in a race to get into bed and continue reading…totally worth a night of uninterrupted, heart-pumping reading!’ BookwormCatLady, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lies PDF Book By T. M. Logan

Lies

  • Author: T. M. Logan
  • ISBN Code: : 125018228X
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 873 Readers
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“Assured, compelling, and hypnotically readable—with a twist at the end I guarantee you won’t see coming” (New York Times bestselling author Lee Child), T. M. Logan’s debut psychological thriller dissects a troubled marriage straight to the marrow as one man separates the truth from the Lies... Six days ago, Joe Lynch was a happily married man, a devoted father, and a respected teacher living in a well-to-do London suburb. But that was before he spotted his wife’s car entering a hotel parking garage. Before he saw her in a heated argument with her best friend’s husband. Before Joe confronted the other man in an altercation where he left him for dead, bleeding and unconscious. Now, Joe’s life is unraveling. His wife has lied to him. Her deception has put their entire family in jeopardy. The man she met at the hotel has vanished. And as the police investigate his disappearance, suspicion falls on Joe. Unable to trust the woman he loves, Joe finds himself at the mercy of her revelations and deceits, unsure of who or what to believe. All he knows is that her actions have brought someone dangerous into their lives—someone obsessed with her and determined to tear Joe’s world apart. What if your whole life was based on LIES?

No Exit PDF Book By Taylor Adams

No Exit

  • Author: Taylor Adams
  • ISBN Code: : 0062875671
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 443 Readers
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“What a box of tricks! This full-throttle thriller, dark and driving, rivals Agatha Christie for sheer ingenuity and James Patterson for flat-out speed. Swift, sharp, and relentless.” — A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window A brilliant, edgy thriller about four strangers, a blizzard, a kidnapped child, and a determined young woman desperate to unmask and outwit a vicious psychopath. A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger’s van. No help for miles. What would you do? On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers. Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm . . . and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate. Who is the child? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her? There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, and no way out. One of her fellow travelers is a kidnapper. But which one? Trapped in an increasingly dangerous situation, with a child’s life and her own on the line, Darby must find a way to break the girl out of the van and escape. But who can she trust? With exquisitely controlled pacing, Taylor Adams diabolically ratchets up the tension with every page. Full of terrifying twists and hairpin turns, No Exit will have you on the edge of your seat and leave you breathless.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings PDF Book By Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • Author: Maya Angelou
  • ISBN Code: : 1588369250
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 478 Readers
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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time PDF Book By Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Author: Mark Haddon
  • ISBN Code: : 0307371565
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 263 Readers
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A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

The Last Time I Lied PDF Book By Riley Sager

The Last Time I Lied

  • Author: Riley Sager
  • ISBN Code: : 1524743089
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 827 Readers
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of Survive the Night and Final Girls comes a tense and twisty thriller about a summer camp that’s impossible to forget—no matter how hard you try. Two Truths and a Lie. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and Emma played it all the time in their cabin at Camp Nightingale. But the games ended the night Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out into the darkness. The last she—or anyone—saw of the teenagers was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.... Fifteen years later, Emma is a rising star in the New York art scene, turning her past into paintings—massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches over ghostly shapes in white dresses. When the paintings catch the attention of the wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale, she implores Emma to come back to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor. Despite her guilt and anxiety—or maybe because of them—Emma agrees to revisit her past. Nightingale looks the same as it did all those years ago, haunted by a midnight-dark lake and familiar faces. Emma is even assigned to the same cabin she slept in as a teenager, although the security camera pointed at her door is a disturbing new addition. As cryptic clues about the camp's origins begin to surface, Emma attempts to find out what really happened to her friends. But her closure could come at a deadly price.

The Violet Crow PDF Book By Michael Sheldon

The Violet Crow

  • Author: Michael Sheldon
  • ISBN Code: : 1682615626
  • Publisher : Liberty Island
  • Page : 584 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 181 Readers
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The Mother-in-Law PDF Book By Sally Hepworth

The Mother-in-Law

  • Author: Sally Hepworth
  • ISBN Code: : 1250120942
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 588 Readers
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• "Deliciously entertaining!" —People Magazine's "People Pick" • Entertainment Weekly's "MUST List" • O Magazine’s "15 Best Beach Books of the Year So Far" • Bustle "Best Book of April" • Refinery29 "Best Book of April" • Cosmopolitan "Best Book of April" • Woman's Day's "27 Fiction Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List ASAP" • BookBub's "Biggest Books of April" • PopSugar's "30 Must-Read Books of 2019" A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death... From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. And as a pillar in the community, an advocate for female refugees, and a woman happily married for decades, no one had a bad word to say about Diana...except Lucy. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her children, and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone? Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every page in this twisty, captivating new novel from Sally Hepworth. Praise for Sally Hepworth: “With jaw-dropping discoveries, and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies.” —Library Journal, starred review "Hepworth deftly keeps the reader turning pages and looking for clues, all the while building multilayered characters and carefully doling out bits of their motivations." —Booklist

The Lies We Told PDF Book By Camilla Way

The Lies We Told

  • Author: Camilla Way
  • ISBN Code: : 1101989548
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 712 Readers
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The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide... A daughter Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behavior, the apparent delight in hurting others...Sometimes Beth is scared of her and what she could be capable of. A son Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without a trace, and his girlfriend, Clara, is desperate to discover what has happened to him. A life built on lies As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect, and uncovers a link between Luke's long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke's life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept. Can Clara find him before it's too late?

In a Dark, Dark Wood PDF Book By Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood

  • Author: Ruth Ware
  • ISBN Code: : 1501151754
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 672 Readers
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A weekend away deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in this suspenseful and compulsive debut psychological thriller. Sometimes the only thing to fear...is yourself. Leonora (Lee to some, Nora to others) is a reclusive writer, but when an old friend unexpectedly invites her to a weekend away in an eerie glass house, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But a haunting realization creeps in to the party: they are not alone in the woods. Forty-eight hours later, Nora wakes up in a hospital bed with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not “what happened?” but “what have I done?” she tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. In order to uncover secrets and reveal motives, Nora must revisit parts of herself that she’d rather leave buried where they belong: in the past. In the vein of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, this gripping thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

The Hate U Give PDF Book By Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

  • Author: Angie Thomas
  • ISBN Code: : 006249855X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 865 Readers
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8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. Want more of Garden Heights? Catch Maverick and Seven’s story in Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to The Hate U Give.

Wait Till Helen Comes PDF Book By Mary Downing Hahn

Wait Till Helen Comes

  • Author: Mary Downing Hahn
  • ISBN Code: : 0547346034
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 539 Readers
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Twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, have never liked their seven-year-old stepsister, Heather. Ever since their parents got married, she's made Molly and Michael's life miserable. Now their parents have moved them all to the country to live in a house that used to be a church, with a cemetery in the backyard. If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them. Molly feels certain Heather is in some kind of danger, but every time she tries to help, Heather twists things around to get her into trouble. It seems as if things can't get any worse. But they do—when Helen comes.

I Lie in Wait PDF Book By Amanda Brittany

I Lie in Wait

  • Author: Amanda Brittany
  • ISBN Code: : 0008362874
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 797 Readers
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‘I LOVED it... A fast-paced, tense and twisty read.’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer It's one year since her sister vanished. Now, another girl is missing...

Keep Him Close PDF Book By Emily Koch

Keep Him Close

  • Author: Emily Koch
  • ISBN Code: : 1473561396
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 208 Readers
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'A SUSPENSEFUL MYSTERY...DEEPLY MOVING AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY AFFECTING' ALEX MICHAELIDES, AUTHOR OF THE SILENT PATIENT PRAISE FOR KEEP HIM CLOSE: 'A tense drama' Sunday Times 'A beautiful and heart-breaking story that I can't stop thinking about. Simply stunning.' Jo Jakeman, author of Safe House 'Powerfully written and packs a real emotional punch.' Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home 'A magnetic, all consuming read. A heart-breaking suspense which deals with love in all its forms.' Gytha Lodge, author of She Lies in Wait _____________________________ ONE SON LIED. ONE SON DIED. Alice's son is dead. Indigo's son is accused of murder. Indigo is determined to prove her beloved Kane is innocent. She is helped by a kind stranger who takes an interest in her situation. But little does she know that her new friend has her own agenda... Alice can't tell Indigo who she really is. She wants to understand why her son was killed. But how long will it take for Indigo to discover her identity? And what other secrets will come out as she digs deeper? No one knows a son like his mother. But neither Alice nor Indigo know the whole truth about their boys, and what happened between them on that fateful night.

Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild PDF Book By Mary A. Kassian

Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild

  • Author: Mary A. Kassian
  • ISBN Code: : 157567551X
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 501 Readers
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Inundated by popular culture, many women have lost their bearings and no longer trust the internal compass that intuitively affirms those things that are good, true, and noble about womanhood. As Jesus’ favorite and most powerful teaching tactic was the parable, it is appropriate that Mary Kassian walks the reader through the compelling tale of the wild versus wise woman found in Proverbs 7. By using 20 points of contrast, she helps readers discern wild from wise, saucy from biblically savvy, and more. Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild will captivate, convict, and challenge women to become decreasingly worldly and increasingly godly, and it will equip them with truth for that journey. Includes questions for personal reflection at the end of each chapter

THE BIBLICAL MARRIAGE PDF Book By Edward D. Andrews

THE BIBLICAL MARRIAGE

  • Author: Edward D. Andrews
  • ISBN Code: : 1949586057
  • Publisher : Christian Publishing House
  • Page : 170 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 525 Readers
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God is the originator of marriage. The Bible’s advice has helped many couples overcome problems and have a long, happy marriage. The Bible is a book for all people that provides practical advice that can improve our marriage. Husbands and wives can include God in their marriage by following his loving guidance. If we want a healthy, joyful, Christ-centered marriage, then we must embrace the principles in the Bible. Marriage is one of the greatest gifts that God has given us. Counsel from the Word of God will enrich, reinforce, and strengthen a marriage that is already strong and save a marriage that is failing.

Outsider PDF Book By Linda Castillo

Outsider

  • Author: Linda Castillo
  • ISBN Code: : 1250142911
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 469 Readers
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Bestselling author Linda Castillo returns with Outsider, an electrifying thriller about a woman on the run hiding among the Amish. While enjoying a sleigh ride with his children, Amish widower Adam Lengacher discovers a car stuck in a snowdrift and an unconscious woman inside. He calls upon Chief of Police Kate Burkholder for help, and she is surprised to recognize the driver: fellow cop and her former friend, Gina Colorosa. Years before, Kate and Gina were best friends at the police academy and patrol officers in Columbus, but time and distance have taken them down two very different paths. Now, Gina reveals a shocking story of betrayal and revenge that has forced her to run for her life. She’s desperate for protection, and the only person she can trust is Kate—but can Kate trust her? Or will Gina’s dark past put them all in danger? As a blizzard bears down on Painters Mill, Kate helps Gina go into hiding on Adam’s farm. While the tough-skinned Gina struggles to adjust to the Amish lifestyle, Kate and state agent John Tomasetti delve into the incident that caused Gina to flee. But as Kate gets closer to the truth, a killer lies in wait. When violence strikes, she must confront a devastating truth that changes everything she thought she knew not only about friendship, but the institution to which she's devoted her life.

Fortune and the Dao PDF Book By Jason P. Blahuta

Fortune and the Dao

  • Author: Jason P. Blahuta
  • ISBN Code: : 1498500536
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Page : 242 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 839 Readers
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This book focuses on the philosophies of Niccolò Machiavelli, the Daodejing, the Han Feizi, and the concepts of Fortune, the Dao, Virtù, Wu-wei, history, leadership, self-cultivation and discipline, and humanity’s relationship to nature.

Jesus in the Talmud PDF Book By Peter Schäfer

Jesus in the Talmud

  • Author: Peter Schäfer
  • ISBN Code: : 1400827612
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Page : 232 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 233 Readers
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Scattered throughout the Talmud, the founding document of rabbinic Judaism in late antiquity, can be found quite a few references to Jesus--and they're not flattering. In this lucid, richly detailed, and accessible book, Peter Schäfer examines how the rabbis of the Talmud read, understood, and used the New Testament Jesus narrative to assert, ultimately, Judaism's superiority over Christianity. The Talmudic stories make fun of Jesus' birth from a virgin, fervently contest his claim to be the Messiah and Son of God, and maintain that he was rightfully executed as a blasphemer and idolater. They subvert the Christian idea of Jesus' resurrection and insist he got the punishment he deserved in hell--and that a similar fate awaits his followers. Schäfer contends that these stories betray a remarkable familiarity with the Gospels--especially Matthew and John--and represent a deliberate and sophisticated anti-Christian polemic that parodies the New Testament narratives. He carefully distinguishes between Babylonian and Palestinian sources, arguing that the rabbis' proud and self-confident countermessage to that of the evangelists was possible only in the unique historical setting of Persian Babylonia, in a Jewish community that lived in relative freedom. The same could not be said of Roman and Byzantine Palestine, where the Christians aggressively consolidated their political power and the Jews therefore suffered. A departure from past scholarship, which has played down the stories as unreliable distortions of the historical Jesus, Jesus in the Talmud posits a much more deliberate agenda behind these narratives.

Poets, Prophets, and Texts in Play PDF Book By Ehud Ben Zvi,Claudia V. Camp,David M. Gunn,Aaron W. Hughes

Poets, Prophets, and Texts in Play

  • Author: Ehud Ben Zvi,Claudia V. Camp,David M. Gunn,Aaron W. Hughes
  • ISBN Code: : 0567295311
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 545 Readers
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In this volume, a list of esteemed scholars engage with the literary readings of prophetic and poetic texts in the Hebrew Bible that revolve around sensitivity to the complexity of language, the fragility of meaning, and the interplay of texts. These themes are discussed using a variety of hermeneutical strategies. In Part 1, Poets and Poetry, some essays address the nature of poetic language itself, while others play with themes of love, beauty, and nature in specific poetic texts. The essays in Part 2, Prophets and Prophecy, consider prophets and prophecy from a number of interpretive directions, moving from internal literary analysis to the reception of these texts and their imagery in a range of ancient and modern contexts. Those in Part 3, on the other hand, Texts in Play, take more recent works (from Shakespeare to Tove Jansson's Moomin books for children) as their point of departure, developing conversations between texts across the centuries that enrich the readings of both the ancient and modern pieces of literature.

Nation, power and dissidence in third generation Nigerian poetry in English PDF Book By Sule E. Egya

Nation, power and dissidence in third generation Nigerian poetry in English

  • Author: Sule E. Egya
  • ISBN Code: : 1920033459
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Page : 188 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 470 Readers
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Nation, Power and Dissidence in Third Generation Nigerian Poetry in English is a theoretical and analytical survey of the poetry that emerged in Nigeria in the 1980s. Hurt into poetry, the poets collectively raise aesthetics of resistance that dramatises the nationalist imagination bridging the gap between poetry and politics in Nigeria. The emerging generation of poetic voices raises an outcry against the repressive military regimes of the 1980s and 1990s. Ingrained in the tradition of protest literature in Africa, the third-generation poetry is presented here as part of the cultural struggles that unseat military despotism and envisage a democratic society.

The Cats on Hutton Roof PDF Book By Marilyn Edwards

The Cats on Hutton Roof

  • Author: Marilyn Edwards
  • ISBN Code: : 1529365988
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Pets
  • Reviews : 689 Readers
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font size="+1" 'A colourful series that celebrates the many ways animals enrich our relationships and our lives' Karin Slaughter/font size Marilyn and husband Michael have known many happy years at Moon Cottage, with their cats Fannie, Titus and Pushkin. However, the time has come to make a dream come true, and for the family to move to beautiful Cumbria. However, as all cat-lovers will know, the feline companions in our lives do not always share our dreams, and getting Fannie, Titus and Pushkin on board with the change will be its very own challenge. . . Capturing the highs and the lows which come with living with cats, The Moon Cottage cat series is a testimony and a tribute to that unique and rewarding relationship which exists between humans and their feline companions in which cats, in their splendid complexity, remain among us, but not of us. **Fully illustrated throughout** Praise for the Moon Cottage cat series: 'My all-time favourite cat book' Jacqueline Wilson 'Cat lovers will adore this book . . . A tender story of love between the author and her cats' Celia Haddon 'All the many delights and a few of the heartaches of a life with cats are told with charm and wit. A vivid, honest, observant and involving book' Desmond Morris

Girls Gone Wise Companion Guide PDF Book By Mary A. Kassian

Girls Gone Wise Companion Guide

  • Author: Mary A. Kassian
  • ISBN Code: : 080247943X
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Page : 128 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 329 Readers
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It’s time for a change. It’s time for a generation of women who dare to take God at His word and delight in His plan for male and female. And thousands of women are taking this challenge by studying Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild. Designed as a companion study, the Girls Gone Wise Companion Guide contains lessons that correspond to each chapter of the Girls Gone Wise book, with questions for personal reflection and application. Each lesson should take about 10 or 15 minutes, after which a lined page is provided to journal thoughts and personalize the teaching. Appropriate for group and individual study, the Girls Gone Wise Companion Guide can be custom tailored to fit an 8-week schedule or expanded to 20 weeks. This study will challenge women to the core and compel them to become part of the quiet conter-revolution of Girls Gone Wise in a world gone wild.

Proverbs 1-15 PDF Book By Bernd U. Schipper

Proverbs 1-15

  • Author: Bernd U. Schipper
  • ISBN Code: : 1506463819
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Page : 624 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 438 Readers
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The book of Proverbs is more than the sum of its parts. Even if some individual proverbs and collections could be older, the overall composition stems from the late Persian or early Hellenistic period. In its present form, the book of Proverbs introduces the scribal student to the foundations of sapiential knowledge and its critical reflection. By discussing different worldviews and contrasting concepts on the relationship between God, the world, and humanity, the book of Proverbs paves the way to both the critical wisdom of Job and Ecclesiastes and the masterful combination of Wisdom and Torah in Sirach. Scholarly research has long situated the book of Proverbs within ancient Near Eastern literature but declared it to be something "alien" within the Hebrew Bible. In contrast to such a position, the present commentary interprets the book of Proverbs against the background of both ancient Near Eastern literature and the literature of the Hebrew Bible. One aim of the commentary is to discuss new ancient Near Eastern parallels to the book of Proverbs, with a special focus on Egyptian wisdom literature, including Demotic texts from the sixth to fourth centuries BCE. An equally important aim of this commentary is a detailed exegesis of Proverbs 1-15 as well as an analysis of the overarching strategy of the book of Proverbs as a whole. Taking the prologue of the book in Prov 1:1-7 as a hermeneutical key, the book of Proverbs turns out to be a masterful composition addressing both the beginner and the advanced sage. With its allusions to other biblical texts, including the book of Deuteronomy, the Psalms and the Prophets, the book of Proverbs can be connected to forms of scribal exegesis in Second Temple literature. By using the same scribal techniques as other literati of his time, the scribal sage responsible for some parts of the book as well as its final compilation seeks to provide deeper insight into the complex world of scribal knowledge and sapiential thought.