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By Donna Tartt. 2013
Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise… tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. Bestseller. Pulitzer Prize winner. 2013.
By James Patterson, Mark T Sullivan. 2016
Also published as "Private Rio". Two years ago Jack Morgan - the head of the renowned worldwide investigation firm Private… - was in charge of security for the World Cup in Bazil. During the championship final, the action nearly spilled from the field into the stands. Fortunately, Jack and his team averted disaster on football's biggest stage. Now he has returned to Rio to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, the threats come fast and furious as Jack discovers that someone is trying to sabotage the games. A lethal plan put in motion during the World Cup is set to decimate Rio, and turn the Olympics from a worldwide celebration into a horrifying spectacle. Bestseller. 2016.
By Kristin Hannah. 2018
Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move… to Kaneq, Alaska. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. Bestseller. 2018.
By Michael Connelly. 2013
Defense attorney Mickey Haller learns that a former client - a prostitute he thought he had put on the straight… and narrow path - had returned to her old life in L.A. when she was murdered. Haller blames himself for her death. Bestseller. 2013.
By Gail Bowen. 2013
Jo and Zack are both proud and a little concerned when their youngest daughter Taylor has two paintings chosen for… a high-level fund-raising auction. One they've seen; the other, Taylor has carefully guarded in her studio. When the hidden painting is finally revealed it sparks a new kind of relationship between Taylor and her model, and becomes the centre of a series of troubling incidents. Includes sex and violence. c2013.
By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson. 2009
Rand al’Thor struggles with internal conflict while seeking to unite the fractured kingdoms for Tarmon Gai’don, the last battle. Meanwhile… Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, tries to mend the divisions. Sequel to “Knife of dreams”. Followed by “Towers of Midnight». 2009.
By Heather O'Neill. 2014
Gorgeous twins Noushcka and Nicolas Tremblay live with their grandfather Loulou in a tiny, sordid apartment on St. Laurent Boulevard.… Hopelessly promiscuous, wildly funny and infectiously charming, they are also the children of the legendary Québécois folksinger Étienne Tremblay, who was as famous for his brilliant lyrics about working-class life as he was for his philandering bon vivant lifestyle and his fall from grace. Known by the public since they were children, the two siblings have never been allowed to be ordinary. On the eve of their twentieth birthday, the twins’ self-destructive shenanigans catch up with them when Noushcka agrees to be beauty queen in the local St. Jean Baptiste Day parade. The media spotlight returns, and the attention of a relentless journalist exposes the cracks in the family’s relationships. Bestseller. 2014.
By Don Winslow. 2017
Denny Malone is the "King of Manhattan North," a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of "Da… Force," an elite special unit. Only a few know that Malone is a dirty cop. Now he's in a trap and must walk the thin line. Bestseller. 2017.
By Faye Kellerman. 2001
Hate crime leads to murder after a small synagogue is vandalized. As Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD detective Peter… Decker, investigate, they learn their son, Jacob, knows the teenage suspect, Ernesto Golding. Then Golding and his therapist are found dead. Some strong language. Bestseller. Sequel to "Stalker", followed by "Stone kiss". 2001.
By Donna Morrissey. 2016
Kyle is still mourning his dead older brother, Chris. But soon the murder and drowning of a local bully, Clar… Gillard, proves more than distracting as the police cordon off the Now house. The victim's blood was found on the family's pier, and suspicion falls first on Clar's alienated wife, then in the Now family. Behind the turmoil is the quieter but no less intense drama of the aftermath of Chris's death. Father Sylvanus Now drowns his sorrow in a bottle, and mother Addie is facing breast cancer. Tension exists between Kyle and Sylvie Now, unresolved as long as Kyle fails to confront his anger over his sister's role in getting Chris a job on the oil rig. As the mystery of who killed Clar Gillard unfolds, other deeper secrets are revealed. Bestseller. Winner of the 2017 Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award and the 2017 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award.. 2016.
By Joe Hill. 2016
When a bizarre virulent plague breaks out in the world's major cities, causing victims to spontaneously combust, a dedicated nurse… resolves to survive until her baby is born, and receives protection from a mysterious infected man who uses his fire symptoms to help others. Bestseller. 2016.
By David Baldacci. 2018
There's something going on in Baronville, Pennsylvania, that might be the canary in the coal mine for the rest of… the country. Decker and Jamison must pull out all the stops to solve their latest case. Bestseller. Sequel to "The fix". 2018.
By Robyn Carr. 2018
Dakota Jones is the second youngest of four children who had a difficult upbringing living with parents who struggle with… mental illness. He escaped his family as soon as he could by joining the military. Now, after several tours of duty he has been discharged. He has nowhere to go and no solid plans for the future. Refusing to return home to his parents he arrives in Sullivan's Crossing where his brother Cal and sister Sierra have each experienced the healing power of the place and its people. Nestled at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails, the area attracts those looking for answers or direction or a new lease on life. Dakota will come to terms with his less-than-perfect family and will plant the roots he's never had. Bestseller. Sequel to "Any day now". 2018.
By Michael Connelly. 2011
Defense attorney Mickey Haller, from "The Lincoln Lawyer", now focuses on foreclosure work. But when his client Lisa Trammel is… accused of murdering the banker who has been trying to take her house, Mickey once again has a high-profile case. Bestseller. 2011.
By Paulo Coelho, Clifford E Landers. 1998
In the ninth century B.C., the Phoenician princess Jezebel orders the execution of all the Israelite prophets who refuse to… obey her gods. Elijah seeks safety in the land of Zarephath, where he unexpectedly finds true love with a young widow. But this newfound rapture is to be cut short, and Elijah sees all of his hopes and dreams erased as he is swept into a whirlwind of events that threatens his very existence. c1998. Uniform title: Quinta montanha.
By Brad Meltzer. 2018
Nola Brown's body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military… base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. Bestseller. 2018.
By Claire Messud. 2006
Friends at Brown University, Marina, Danielle, and Julius are still looking to make their marks as they approach their 30s.… Marina lives with her celebrated parents on the Upper West Side while trying to complete her book. TV producer Danielle's success is due to the puff pieces she churns out. Freelance critic Julius can barely make ends meet. Into this mix comes Bootie, Marina's college droupout cousin, who is just the catalyst the three friends need to start making significant changes in their lives. Bestseller. 2006.
By Jeffery Deaver. 2000
Quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme is in North Carolina for experimental surgery, when he and his colleague Amelia Sachs are recruited… for a local case. An odd teen nicknamed "Insect Boy" has killed a youth and kidnapped two young women, and the cops can't find him. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. Sequel to “The coffin dancer”, followed by “The stone monkey“. 2000.
By Padma Viswanathan. 2014
Almost 20 years after the fatal bombing of an Air India flight from Vancouver, two suspects - finally - are… on trial for the crime. Ashwin Rao, an Indian psychologist trained in Canada, comes back to do a "study of comparative grief," interviewing people who lost loved ones in the attack. What he neglects to mention is that he, too, had family members who died on the plane. Then, to his delight and fear, he becomes embroiled in the lives of one family caught in the undertow of the tragedy, and privy to their secrets. This surprising emotional connection sparks him to confront his own deep losses. Bestseller. 2014.
By Daniel Silva. 2013
When a young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister's career is threatened with destruction. Gabriel… Allon, master art restorer, spy, and assassin, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems, and the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth. Includes violence and strong language. Bestseller. Sequel to "Fallen angel". 2013.