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By Michael Connelly. 2016
Only Harry Bosch can uncover LA's darkest secrets in this new gripping thriller from global bestseller Michael Connelly.'What do you…want me to do?' Bosch asked again.'I want you to find someone for me,' Vance said. 'Someone who might not have ever existed.'Harry Bosch is working as a part-time detective in the town of San Fernando outside of Los Angeles, when he gets the invitation to meet with the ageing aviation billionaire Whitney Vance. When he was eighteen Vance had a relationship with a Mexican girl called Vibiana Duarte, but soon after becoming pregnant she disappeared.Now, as he reaches the end of his life, Vance wants to know what happened to Vibiana and whether there is an heir to his vast fortune. And Bosch is the only person he trusts to undertake the assignment.Harry's aware that with such sums of money involved, this could be a dangerous undertaking - not just for himself, but for the person he's looking for - but as he begins to uncover Vibiana's tragic story, and finds uncanny links to his own past, he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.
By Gin Phillips. 2021
When an ambitious female lawyer becomes the victim of harassment, she must decide what's more important: her family's safety or…the rights she's fighting for.Set in Alabama in the early '80s, Family Law follows a young lawyer, Lucia, who is making a name for herself at a time when a woman in a courtroom is still a rarity. She's been the recipient of threats and vandalism for her work extracting women from painful and sometimes dangerous marriages, but her own happy marriage has always felt sheltered from the work she does. When her mother's pending divorce brings teenaged Rachel into Lucia's orbit, Rachel finds herself smitten--not just with Lucia, but with the change Lucia represents. Rachel is outspoken and curious, and she chafes at the rules her mother lays down as the bounds of acceptable feminine behaviour. In Lucia, Rachel sees the potential for a new path into womanhood. But their unconventional friendship takes them both to a crossroads. When a moment of violence--a threat made good--puts Rachel in danger, Lucia has to decide how much her work means to her and what she's willing to sacrifice to keep moving forward.Written in alternating voices from Lucia and Rachel's perspectives, Family Law is a fresh take on what the advancement of women's rights looks like on the ground to the ordinary women and girls who imagine a world redefined. Addressing mother-daughter relationships and what roles we can play in the lives of women who aren't our family, the novel examines how we shape each other and how we make a difference. The funny, strong and yet tender-hearted female leads of Family Law illuminate a new kind of Southern women's fiction--atmospheric, rich, and with quietly surprising twists and nuances all its own.
By Sergio De La Pava. 2018
"Ambitious, affecting, intelligent, plangent, comic, kooky and impassioned. I've read a lot of novels this year, between judging the Man…Booker prize and the Granta Best of Young British Novelists, and I've yearned for this kind of exuberant, precise fiction" Stuart Kelly, Guardian on A Naked SingularityIt would take something huge to put Paterson, New Jersey on the map.But Nina Gill is determined to do just that. She is the daughter of the ageing owner of the Dallas Cowboys and the well-kept secret to their success. Shocked when her brother inherits the team, leaving her with the Paterson Pork, New Jersey's only Indoor Football League franchise, she vows to take on the N.F.L. and make her new team the pigskin kings of America.Meanwhile, Nuno DeAngeles - a brilliant criminal mastermind - contrives to be thrown into Rikers Island prison to commit one of the most audacious crimes of all time. Now he's on the inside, he has two good reasons to get out. But how does a person of culture go about breaking out of the penal system when the whole of the land of the free is addicted to keeping him in it?Without knowing it, or ever having met, Nina and Nuno have already had a profound effect on each other's lives. As his bid for freedom and her bid for sporting immortality reach crisis point, their stories converge in the countdown to an epic conclusion. Thrilling, touching, insightful and shockingly hilarious, De La Pava's extraordinary novel gets under the skin and into the minds of a vast cast of characters from the fringes of society - immigrants, exiles and outsiders.
By Elizabeth H. Winthrop. 2018
As the sun begins to set over Louisiana one October day in 1943, a young black man faces the final…hours of his life: at midnight, eighteen-year-old Willie Jones will be executed by electric chair for raping a white girl - a crime some believe he did not commit. In a tale taut with tension, events unfold hour by hour from the perspectives of nine people involved. They include Willie himself, who knows what really happened, and his father, desperately trying to reach the town jail to see his son one last time; the prosecuting lawyer, haunted by being forced to seek the death penalty against his convictions, and his wife, who believes Willie to be innocent; the priest who has become a friend to Willie; and a mother whose only son is fighting in the Pacific, bent on befriending her black neighbours in defiance of her husband. In this exceptionally powerful novel, Elizabeth Winthrop explores matters of justice, racism and the death penalty in a fresh, subtle and profoundly affecting way. Her kaleidoscopic narrative allows us to inhabit the lives of her characters and see them for what they are - complex individuals, making fateful choices we might not condone, but can understand.
By Steve Cavanagh. 2018
THE SERIAL KILLER ISN'T ON TRIAL.HE'S ON THE JURY...****************'Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' Michael Connelly'THIRTEEN is my…favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough'Outstanding.' Lee Child'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.' Clare Mackintosh****************'To your knowledge, is there anything that would preclude you from serving on this jury?'Murder wasn't the hard part. It was just the start of the game.Joshua Kane has been preparing for this moment his whole life. He's done it before. But this is the big one.This is the murder trial of the century. And Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house.But there's someone on his tail. Someone who suspects that the killer isn't the man on trial.Kane knows time is running out - he just needs to get to the conviction without being discovered.****************THIRTEEN REASONS WHY ... YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK:'An oh so clever hook for an oh so clever, gripping book. THIRTEEN is courtroom drama at its finest, blended with page-turning twists and characters you can't get enough of. Steve Cavanagh is the John Grisham for a new generation. Slick, thrilling and unique, THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough'Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.' Lee Child'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.' Clare Mackintosh'Great hook. Great plot. Great book. Thirteen is a real page turner and one you won't want to put down.' Simon Kernick'A brilliant, twisty, ingeniously constructed puzzle of a book. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache.' Ruth Ware'I've been tracking Steve Cavanagh for a few years now and Thirteen is his best, a dead bang beast of a book that expertly combining his authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride. Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' Michael Connelly'Quite simply deserves to be HUGE. If you read a thriller as good this year, it's only because you've read this one twice.' Mark Billingham'Tore through this between dusk and dawn. Absolute 5-star cracker from Steve Cavanagh, who's gotta be among top legal thriller writers out there nowadays. A powerhouse of a book that's much more than its high-concept hook.' Craig Sisterson'Wow! This book is friggin' awesome! Utterly immersive.' Emma Kavanagh'Fantastically gripping? Guilty as charged!' Angela Clarke'An absolute cracker.' Susi Holliday'Guilty of thrills, twists, and expertly manipulating the reader.' Mason Cross'An absolute rollercoaster of a read. Thrilling.' Cass Green
*** THE TOP 10 EBOOK BESTSELLER ***'A gripping tale of betrayal, deceit, and duplicity. Fabulous.' Jenny Blackhurst, author of How…I Lost You 'Relentless and intense...I loved the final twist.' K.L. Slater, author of The Mistake and Blink 'Kept me reading through the night.' Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters********************** I'm guilty of many things. Bethany Reston is happily married. But she's also having an affair with a famous client.And no one can ever know. But I'm innocent of murder. When Bethany's lover is brutally murdered, she has to hide her grief from everyone. But someone knows her secret. And then one day the threats begin. With an ever-growing pile of evidence pointing to her as the murderer, the only way she can protect her secrets is to prove her innocence. And that means tracking down a killer.An unbelievably gripping game of cat and mouse - with a twist you'll never see coming. Fans of Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman, The Friend by Teresa Driscoll, Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell and Watching You by Lisa Jewell will love The Guilty Wife. ********************** Why authors are loving thrilling psychological suspense novel The Guilty Wife 'I couldn't put this down.Pacy and gripping.' Cass Green, bestselling author of The Woman Next Door and In a Cottage, In a Wood'A gripping psychological thriller. I had to keep turning the pages - I just couldn't put it down. And the ending! You just have to read it. ' Patricia Gibney, bestselling author of The Missing Ones, The Stolen Girls and The Lost Child'The Guilty Wife will make you question those closest to you, with an ending that pulls the rug from under your feet. A brilliant debut.' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House'Twisty and fast-moving, The Guilty Wife kept me guessing until the very end! A great read.' Isabel Ashdown, author of Little Sister and Beautiful Liars'I read The Guilty Wife in an intense two day sitting. Brilliant.' Niki Mackay, author of I,Witness.********************** Why readers are loving thrilling psychological suspense novel The Guilty Wife 'Wow! What a book! I couldn't wait to turn the pages and see what else had been thrown into the mix to keep me guessing....which I did until the very end.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars'Fantastic book. Great pace, I was hooked from the first page and almost read in one sitting.' Goodreads Reviewer,5 stars'Totally could not put this down without a real fight. Great writing, great plot and a great read.' Lovereading reviewer'Fast paced, gritty debut novel with a real twist, brilliant storytelling and surprises along the way.' Lovereading reviewer'This is one of the best books I have read for a long time - a story line that is gripping; leaves you wondering if you can trust anyone! As good, if not better than Girl on a Train.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars.'Loved the twists and turns, kept me guessing right to the end, a real page turner, try it it's good!' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
By Lina Bengtsdotter. 2018
'A thriller that lingers in the memory' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB'Dark Nordic noir' THE i 'A global bestseller' SUNDAY TIMES…The award-winning, international bestselling Swedish crime debut about a missing girl, and the detective who must return home and confront her darkest secrets in order to find her - for fans of Susie Steiner, Samuel Bjork, and Lisa Jewell.______________________________________THE MISSINGNora's daughter Annabelle has disappeared, last seen on her way home from a party.THE LOSTGullspång's inexperienced police are wilting under the national media spotlight - and its residents desperate for answers.THE CLOCK IS TICKINGStockholm DI Charlie Lager must return home to find Annabelle, and then get out of town as soon as she can. Before everyone discovers the truth about her . . .If you liked MISSING, PRESUMED by Susie Steiner, I'M TRAVELLING ALONE by Samuel Bjork, and THEN SHE WAS GONE by Lisa Jewell you will love FOR THE MISSING, the international crime bestseller with a stunning ending.______________________________________WHAT REAL READERS ARE SAYING:'Oh My Gosh! This is epic!''This is a great crime mystery''An interesting and fascinating read''Highly recommended''I am just amazed when a debut author presents a crime thriller in a fresh way''The tension grows and grows up to a stunning conclusion'
By Erica Katz. 2020
Sweetbitter meets The Firm in this buzzy, page-turning debut novel—already optioned to Netflix—about sex and power in the halls of…corporate America.One of Buzzfeed's Most Anticipated Books of 2020, Cosmopolitan's Best Summer Reads of 2020, and the New York Post's 30 Best Summer BooksAlex Vogel has always been a high achiever who lived her life by the book—star student and athlete in high school, prelaw whiz in college, Harvard Law School degree. Accepting a dream offer at the prestigious Manhattan law firm of Klasko & Fitch, she promises her sweet and supportive longtime boyfriend that the job won’t change her. Yet Alex is seduced by the firm’s money and energy . . . and by her cocksure male colleagues, who quickly take notice of the new girl. She’s never felt so confident and powerful—even the innuendo-laced banter with clients feels fun. In the firm’s most profitable and competitive division, Mergers and Acquisitions, Alex works around the clock, racking up billable hours and entertaining clients late into the evening. While the job is punishing, it has its perks, like a weekend trip to Miami, a ride in a client’s private jet, and more expense-account meals than she can count. But as her clients’ expectations and demands on her increase, and Alex finds herself magnetically drawn to a handsome coworker despite her loving relationship at home, she begins to question everything—including herself. She knows the corporate world isn’t black and white, and that to reach the top means playing by different rules. But who made those rules? And what if the system rigged so that women can’t win, anyway? When something happens that reveals the dark reality of the firm, Alex comes to understand the ways women like her are told—explicitly and implicitly—how they need to behave to succeed in the workplace. Now, she can no longer stand by silently—even if doing what’s right means putting everything on the line to expose the shocking truth.
By Christopher Buckley. 2002
A New York Times Notable Book of the YearElizabeth Tyler MacMann, the ambitious First Lady of the United States (and…known in the tabloids as "Lady Bethmac"), is on trial for the death of her philandering husband, and the only man who can save her is the boyfriend she jilted in law school--now the most shameless defense attorney in America. Published to rave reviews, No Way to Treat a First Lady is a hilariously warped love story for our time set in the funniest place in America: Washington, D.C.
NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES - FEATURING EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL FROM THE AUTHOR.If your son was on trial for murder,…what would you do?Andy Barber's job is to put killers behind bars. And when a boy from his son Jacob's school is found stabbed to death, Andy is doubly determined to find and prosecute the perpetrator.Until a crucial piece of evidence turns up linking Jacob to the murder. And suddenly Andy and his wife find their son accused of being a cold-blooded killer.In the face of every parent's worst nightmare, they will do anything to defend their child. Because, deep down, they know him better than anyone.Don't they?
By John Fairfax. 2020
William Benson. Criminal barrister. Convicted murderer....Convicted of murder sixteen years ago, William Benson is ostracised by the establishment and his…family. Supported by a close-knit group including solicitor Tess de Vere, he's defied them all and opened his own Chambers. Now he faces the case of his life - and the terminal illness of Helen Camberley who helped him leave his prison life behind Jorge Menderez, a doctor from Spain, has been found dead in a deserted warehouse in East London. A troubled man, he'd turned to counsellor Karen Lynwood seeking help. Now Karen's husband, John, is accused of his murder. Who is Menderez, and why did he come to London? Benson is defending the couple against seemingly impossible odds, while secrets from his own past threaten to overwhelm him...Praise for Summary Justice and Blind Defence'Assured storytelling and highly intriguing moral complexity. I tore through it' Chris Brookmyre'The courtroom scenes are brilliant, and Benson really comes alive under pressure. Stubborn, fitful and contradictory, he's a highly individualised creation' Spectator'Punchy dialogue and devious plotlines . . . compelling' The Times
A cat-and-mouse thriller of rare intelligence, To Kill a Man is the latest from number-one bestseller Sam Bourne -- a…twisting, timely story of power, justice and revenge.A woman is brutally assaulted in her own home by an intruder. She defends herself -- leaving her attacker dead.But this is no ordinary woman. She's Natasha Winthrop, tipped as a future president of the United States.When inconsistencies emerge in Winthrop's story, political troubleshooter Maggie Costello is drafted in to save Natasha's career. At first, Winthrop is hailed as a #MeToo heroine: the woman who fought back. But Maggie is soon forced to confront more troubling questions about what really happened that night. Did Natasha secretly know her attacker? Is there a link to similar attacks, in America and around the world?Who is Natasha Winthrop -- and what is she capable of?Praise for To Kill a Man:'Ingenious plot twists and insights into political campaigning, the Me Too movement and the darker side of the internet...this [is a] topical and thought-provoking thriller' The Times'Completely gripping and original. Sam Bourne puts female anger, vengeance and power at the centre of this, his latest and to my mind most exciting novel, to thrillingly cathartic effect' Hadley Freeman'A compulsive, zeitgeisty tale of gender politics and social-media manipulation. The perfect post-#MeToo thriller -- I gobbled it up' Louise Candlish 'Chillingly convincing' Daily Mail'A thrilling and involving mystery that provides a masterclass on American politics, but also has a real human story at its heart' Sunday Express'An absorbing and timely thriller' Irish Independent
By Mark Lisac. 2020
Mark Lisac’s Image Decay returns to the pugnacious world of backroom politics laid out in his award-nominated Where the Bodies…Lie. Set again in that “unnamed capital city east of the Rockies,” where the Brutalist architecture of the downtown core reflects the body politic laid bare.When a cantankerous ex-government photographer seeks ownership of his prints, the powers-that-be are determined to prevent the release of certain sensitive photos. Set in the 1990s, this political thriller delves into questions of identity and memory, established power and its fears and secrets, old stock versus newcomers, belonging and alienation.Image Decay investigates the intricacies of political manipulation, personal anxieties, and how history must be seen to be confronted.
By Warren C Easley. 2021
When the American Dream becomes a nightmare...Running a one-man law practice in the heart of Oregon's wine country, Cal Claxton…hires a young, undocumented man as an assistant, hoping to give him an opportunity to create more stability for himself and his family. Timoteo Fuentes is a bright, hardworking student by day and Cal's legal clerk by night, juggling both roles with determination and grit. When one of Timoteo's family members is brutally murdered, the migrant community is reluctant to cooperate with the police investigation for fear of deportation.Devastated by the loss and nervous about engaging with the legal system, the family turns to Cal for help. With Timoteo protected as a "Dreamer" from deportation, the two begin a dangerous investigation of ruthless people who leverage the fear of a vulnerable population for profit and an assassin who is as cunning as he is deadly. Can Cal and Timoteo untangle the web of deceit or will they become victims themselves?
By McDowell Brains. 2021
Elias Nicholas se siente consumio por este dulce bono de venganza. Pero después que el millonario ex prisionero desarrolla un…elaborado plan, la operación del mismo no resulta como estaba previsto. Asi que es seguro que el antiguo Señor de la Prisión, muera en los proximos diez minutos. Pero antes de eso, Nicholas siente que hacer una última solicitud a sus asesinos, no es mucho pedir. Al igual que sus enemigos, usted se preguntará por que su último deseo es, entender su muerte. Y como esto lo ayudará a asumir su muerte. Lo mas destacado de la vida en prisión de Nicholas: •Acusación Falsa •Venganza por los inocentes •Saneamiento de la Justicia •Justicia servida en frio
En un mundo donde ella cree que la mujer y el hombre no son iguales ante la ley, Los días…de libertad de Emelisa parecen pocos. Ella ha confiado por un tiempo que se le apoya, la defensa de Barrister Humphrey triunfó, un activista de los derechos humanos y la mano derecha de una organización poderosa, Salven a la Mujer Negra. Pero mientras su persecusión da revuelos y giros, Emelisa pronto encuentra las olas del odio y prejuicio contra ella al intentar matar a su esposo para ser más fuerte que Humphrey y que ella misma. A pesar de que Humphrey aún cree en sus destrezas legales para sacarla del problema, Emelisa está aún intentando verlo a medio camino. Y ella se pregunta si Humphrey podría convencerla de confiar en él.
By Erle Stanley Gardner. 1947
A runaway witness leads a lawyer into a whodunit: &“The only dull pages in this book are the blank ones&”…(The New York Times). Defense lawyer Perry Mason is surprised to receive two checks from a stranger named Lola Allred. And when he speaks with Lola&’s husband, he discovers the woman has run off with her daughter&’s boyfriend—who happens to be an important witness in a lawsuit. Soon Mason&’s caught up in a complicated case involving not only a missing witness but forgery and murder as well . . . This mystery is part of Edgar Award–winning author Erle Stanley Gardner&’s classic, long-running Perry Mason series, which has sold three hundred million copies and serves as the inspiration for the HBO show starring Matthew Rhys and Tatiana Maslany. DON&’T MISS THE NEW HBO ORIGINAL SERIES PERRY MASON, BASED ON CHARACTERS FROM ERLE STANLEY GARDNER&’S NOVELS, STARRING EMMY AWARD WINNER MATTHEW RHYS
By Robert L. Fish, Henry Rothbatt. 1973
A lawyer agrees to defend an ex-baseball prospect accused of murder In 1964, nineteen-year-old Billy Dupaul was on his way…to stardom. A modest farm boy with a lightning fastball, he had just signed a record contract with the New York Mets when a single gunshot changed his life forever. Dupaul went down on an attempted murder rap, and the Mets washed their hands of him. Eight years later, the man he was said to have shot drops dead when a shard of bullet works its way into his brain. After eight summers in Attica, Billy is about to be tried for murder. After throwing him to the wolves in 1964, the vice president of the Mets shows surprising interest in the case and hires Hank Ross, one of the toughest defense attorneys in Manhattan, to save the boy from the chair. It's an impossible assignment, and Ross will find the case has more bite than any big-league curve.
By Robert L. Fish. 2012
To protect a witness, a loose cannon of a cop takes on the whole mob Clancy doesn't care that the…shooter is a witness in an important trial. All he knows is that the guy has a gun--and no one pulls a gun on Lieutenant Clancy of the NYPD. Shooting the state's witness earns Clancy a transfer to the backwater 52nd Precinct. To get his career on track, he is forced to accept a humiliating assignment: babysitting mob kingpin Johnny Rossi while he waits to testify before the crime commission. When a thug guns Rossi down in his hotel room, Clancy suspects the killer had a man inside. He will bring fiery justice to those responsible, whether the rats are in the mafia or in City Hall. The inspiration for the Steve McQueen film Bullitt, this novel has all the tension and excitement of a classic.
By Fern Michaels. 2012
A woman exonerated of murder tries to rebuild her life in this novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author…of Southern Comfort. Ten years have passed since young nurse Sophie Lee was accused of murdering her wealthy patient, Audrey Star. Georgia attorney Mikala Aulani believed her innocence—and Adam Star&’s guilt—but the prosecution convinced a jury otherwise. Sophie was convicted on a Tuesday—the day on which every significant event in her life, good or bad, seems to happen. Now, on the verge of his death, Adam exonerates Sophie and leaves her a huge fortune in atonement as well. Sophie retreats to Kala&’s house and tries to evade the media frenzy that surrounds her. Kala is determined to help her client make her way back into the world. Yet for both, there are still revelations in store—about the nature of redemption, the strange workings of fate, and the power of forgiveness. And most of all, about the secrets that hide in every heart—even those we think we know best . . . Praise for Tuesday&’s Child &“A simple summer read that should please fans looking for a quick escape.&” —Publishers Weekly &“Michaels&’s latest is a blend of legal melodrama and contemporary fiction that&’s bound to surprise readers with its unpredictable ending.&” —RT Book Reviews