The Pool House

Someone lied. Someone died.

Author: Tasmina Perry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472208536

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9013

'A dark and devious psychological thriller with all the glamour you'd expect' Red 'This relentlessly brilliant novel will keep you enthralled from start to end *****' Heat 'Pacy and full of believable (but tough-to-guess) twists' Cosmopolitan The heartpounding new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Tasmina Perry will keep you on the edge of your seat. A must-read for everyone who's been gripped by the THE GIRLFRIEND by Michelle Frances, J. P. Delaney's THE GIRL BEFORE. or who loved TV's THE AFFAIR. A Summer To Die For To Jem Chapman, it's the chance of a lifetime. An invitation to join a group in an exclusive Hamptons house-share, who could say no? But when she discovers what happened last summer, Jem can't help but feel a chill. A young woman was found drowned in the house's pool. The housemates said Alice was troubled. She'd been drinking. She couldn't swim... A Secret To Kill For As Jem gets to know her glamorous new housemates, she realises each has something to hide. What really happened last summer? And who would go to any lengths to keep a person quiet? What readers are saying about The Pool House... 'This rollercoaster read will keep you guessing right to the very end' Closer 'Well-drawn characters and a twisty plot make this page-turner a must-read' Good Housekeeping 'With a smart plot and characters you'll both love and love to hate' Red 'With dark twists I did not see coming - the perfect end-of-summer read' Daily Mail 'Dark and twisty suspense-packed drama' Woman & Home 'A brilliant page-turner' Prima

Das Haus am Sunset Lake

Roman

Author: Tasmina Perry

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641212731

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2671

Der perfekte Roman für einen entspannten Sommertag ... Savannah 1995: Ein herrlicher Sommer liegt vor Jennifer Wyatt, als sie mit dem Collegeabschluss in der Tasche nach Casa D'Or zurückkehrt – der verwunschenen Südstaatenplantage am Sunset Lake, die seit Generationen im Besitz ihrer Familie ist. Zwanzig Jahre später ist Casa D’Or verlassen, und Jennifer hat die Tür zu ihrer Vergangenheit fest verschlossen. Zu schmerzlich sind die Erinnerungen an jenen letzten Sommer. Doch dann tritt plötzlich Jim wieder in ihr Leben – der Mann, dem sie damals ihr Herz schenkte. Das Wiedersehen wühlt alte Erinnerungen auf und enthüllt die dunklen Geheimnisse, die das Haus seit jenem tragischen Sommer birgt ...

Connect the Scotts

The Dead Kid Detective Agency #4

Author: Evan Munday

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1773052209

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1961

Is the fourth time a charm for October and her ghost detective friends? While investigating the cause of the long-dead Tabetha Scott’s death way back in the 1860s, October and the Dead Kids discover that Sticksville, Ontario, served as an endpoint for the Underground Railroad, the secret network by which enslaved people escaped to free states and Canada. But October Schwartz finds herself with more detective work than she can handle after some new musically inclined chums are incriminated in a robbery at a school concert. Fraudulent occult psychics, funeral home ambushes, band wars, the spooky Sticksville fairgrounds, and a history of prejudice all converge in a climactic conclusion that hints a secret society might be behind all manner of catastrophes in October Schwartz’s not-so-boring little town.

Der Mitternachtsgarten

Roman

Author: Victoria Fox

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841214169

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5055

Zwei Frauen. Ein Geheimnis um ein Kind. Ein tragisches Unglück. Lucy steht in London vor den Scherben ihres Lebens. Dann wird ihr eine Stelle als Haushälterin in der Toskana angeboten. Sie nimmt an. Angekommen auf dem Castillo Barbarossa, merkt sie schon bald, dass ein düsteres Geheimnis über dem Anwesen liegt. Rätsel ranken sich um die Hausherrin Vivien, die einst eine berühmte Schauspielerin war und sich plötzlich aus der Öffentlichkeit zurückzog. Als Lucy das alte Tagebuch von Vivien findet, begibt sie sich auf Spurensuche und stößt dabei auf jahrzehntealte Geheimnisse.

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

Author: Monique Roffey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847378021

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3131

When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England George instantly takes to their new life, but Sabine feels isolated, heat-fatigued, and ill at ease with the racial segregation and the imminent dawning of a new era. Her only solace is her growing fixation with Eric Williams, the charismatic leader of Trinidad's new national party, to whom she pours out all her hopes and fears for the future in letters that she never brings herself to send. As the years progress, George and Sabine's marriage endures for better or worse. When George discovers Sabine's cache of letters, he realises just how many secrets she's kept from him - and he from her - over the decades. And he is seized by an urgent, desperate need to prove his love for her, with tragic consequences…

The Great Mistake Mysteries 3-Book Bundle

The Best Mistake Mystery / The Artsy Mistake Mystery /The Snake Mistake Mystery

Author: Sylvia McNicoll

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459741900

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3491

Anxious young Stephen Noble and his friend Renée are the dogwalking detectives! This special three-book bundle collects the first three book in The Great Mistake Mysteries. Includes The Great Mistake Mystery Dogwalker Stephen Nobel has a habit of overanalyzing things. When the bomb squad searches his school and a car crashes into the building, Stephen can’t leave it alone. But now his new friend Renée and his furry clients Ping and Pong are wrapped up in a dangerous mystery with a real criminal! The Artsy Mistake Mystery Renée and Stephen team up when Renée’s brother Attila is accused of stealing the outdoor art that’s been disappearing all over the neighbourhood. Convinced that Attila is innocent, Renée and Stephen set out to find the truth about the missing art. The Snake Mistake Mystery In the third Great Mistake Mystery, Stephen and Renée investigate a recent robbery that has been pinned on the Noble Dogwalking Agency. The crime involves a missing python and a key that Stephen says he lost. Stephen and Renée need to solve this case or the Noble Dogwalking Agency will go under!

Quicksand

Author: Malin Persson Giolito

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471160343

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8549

SOON TO BE A NETFLIX SERIES We Need to Talk About Kevin meets The Secret History. The air is hazy and grey with gunpowder smoke. Everyone has been shot but me. I haven't got so much as a bruise.... Is Maja a normal eighteen-year-old, the poster girl-next-door, popular and excelling at her schoolwork, caught in the middle of a terrible tragedy? Or is she guilty of the tragedy itself? Either way, everyone knows her name. She has spent nine excruciating months in jail, awaiting trial for a mass murder that killed her boyfriend and her best friend, and now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom... WHAT WILL YOU BELIEVE? ***What people are saying about QUICKSAND*** Sensitive, moving and absorbing’ Marcel Berlins, The Times ‘This is the evolution of Scandinavian crime, in more ways than one’ Fredrik Backman 'Compelling and brutally candid, especially about modern adolescence, this is not a comfortable book, but the story is so superbly told that it lingers in the mind long after the jury’s verdict' Daily Mail 'A suspenseful and addictive experience… [Giolito] expertly delves into the fickle psyche of the media and how they can change a story’s narrative with one headline and she shames the press’s tendency to report wild conjecture over facts… Though Giolito’s perspective is Swedish, it absolutely translates to a greater global crisis' Real Crime 'Giolito gives us the unsettling monologue of a teenage girl as she works her way through her role in murder. It is a splendid work of fiction' Kirkus Reviews 'Gioloto’s novel is haunting and immersive' Publishers Weekly 'Mystery and intrigue in its purest form. Great book, recommended to all' Marg J., bookseller 'A fascinating, often uncomfortable, but thoroughly engrossing read' Sarah B. ‘Sweden's latest blockbuster thriller lives up to the hype' Washington Post 'Maja [is] a heroine you will not forget, victim of a toxic love story with a background so familiar to us nowadays... a super thriller – a real page-turner’ Mariagrazia M. 'I have never read a book by a Swedish author so when Quicksand became available I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to try. I certainly wasn't disappointed' Diane Hogg, NetGalley Reviewer 5

Dein Körper: Das Missing Manual

Author: Matthew MacDonald

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3897219646

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 324

View: 7129

Wussten Sie, dass Sie Ihre äußere Hautschicht häufiger wechseln als eine Schlange? Oder dass Sie ohne bestimmte Arten von Bakterien anfälliger für Krankheiten und Allergien wären? Auf Basis aktuellster physiologischer und neurophysiologischer Erkenntnisse erklärt Matthew MacDonald präzise, verständlich und unterhaltsam alle wichtigen Körperfunktionen, gibt praktische Tipps, wie Sie Ihre „Hardware“ in Schuss halten, und räumt mit gängigen Vorurteilen auf. Aus dem Inhalt: - Ihre Haut. Warum die erste Verteidigungslinie Ihres Körpers aus toten Zellen besteht, wie Muttermale und Falten entstehen und was Antitranspirants gegen Körpergeruch ausrichten können. - Fett. Weshalb Ihr Körper Fett braucht, wie es gespeichert wird und warum Modediäten nichts bringen. - Ihr Herz. Wie Sie das Herzinfarktrisiko senken und was ein gutes Ausdauertraining ausmacht. - Ihr Verdauungssystem. Aus welchen Abschnitten Ihr gut 9 Meter langer Verdauungstrakt besteht und warum Ballaststoffe dort willkommen sind. - Ihr Immunsystem. Wie Ihr Körper sich gegen Eindringlinge wehrt, welche Bakterien und Viren sich bei Ihnen wohlfühlen und was normale Zellen dazu bringt, sich in Krebszellen zu verwandeln. - Sex und Fortpflanzung. Was männliche und weibliche Geschlechtsorgane auszeichnet sowie alles Wissenswerte über Fruchtbarkeit, weibliche Lust und die männliche Fixierung auf die Größe. - Alter und Tod. Warum wir altern, wie Sie möglichst lange möglichst fit bleiben und wie wir schließlich sterben.

Murder My Neighbour

Author: Veronica Heley

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780100809

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7327

The new Ellie Quicke mystery - Ellie Quicke is confronted by an angry young man, demanding to know what has happened to his elderly great aunt. Flavia Osborne had refused to move in with her relatives, telling everyone that she'd sold her secluded house and was moving to a retirement flat - but it seems she never arrived at her destination. Ellie is distracted by her difficult daughter Diana, who makes a shocking announcement, but Russ insists Ellie help him discover the truth. Where is Flavia, and who knows more than they are prepared to tell?

Dead 13 Times

Learning to Live After Dying

Author: Cam Tribolet

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1603749802

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 2753

In 1986, Cam Tribolet was on his way home from a night of drinking when, at a Ft. Wayne, Indiana, stoplight, three men tried to carjack him. During the assault, Cam was shot three times in the stomach. One bullet ripped through his aorta, another lodged near his back, and the third tore through his bowels, spewing infection throughout his body. Cam’s family was informed that he probably wouldn’t survive the night. But he did. In the days and weeks that followed, both of Cam’s legs would be amputated above the knee. He would endure thirty-six operations and require resuscitation thirteen times. His fiancée would break up with him in the hospital. He would become addicted to drugs to deal with the pain. And he would face the loss of his career. He would even contemplate suicide. But God was not done with Cam Tribolet. During his remarkable recovery, Cam befriended and eventually married his physical therapist, Sue, who was instrumental in helping him to find God and begin living again. Since then, his disability has not slowed him down. Cam became an engineer. He and Sue had one child and adopted another from Russia. Cam became an engineer, a father, a downhill skier, and more. Born out of tragedy, Cam’s life is fuller and more rewarding than he ever imagined it could be. His story of redemption, perseverance, and hope is for anyone who needs to discover that our God is a God of amazing second chances.

Helter Skelter

Die wahre Geschichte des Serienmörders Charles Manson

Author: Vincent Bugliosi,Curt Gentry

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959718683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 911

Im Sommer 1969 erschüttert eine Reihe bestialischer Morde Los Angeles und die USA. Sharon Tate, die schwangere Ehefrau von Roman Polanski, ist eines der sieben Opfer des Serienmörders Charles Manson. Vincent Bugliosi war leitender Staatsanwalt in diesem spektakulären Fall. In seinem meisterhaft geschriebenen Buch berichtet er, wie es ihm in minutiöser Detektivarbeit gelang, Charles Manson und seine ihm blind ergebene Hippie-Kommune für das Massaker hinter Gitter zu bringen. Die akribischen Ermittlungen, der komplexe Prozess, die kranke Weltanschauung, die Manson seinen Anhängern einflößte ... all dies macht diesen atemberaubend spannenden Weltbestseller aus. Seit 1971 sitzt Manson im Hochsicherheitsgefängnis, doch vergessen ist er noch lange nicht. Er ist zu einer diabolischen Kultfigur geworden, deren apokalyptisches Szenario und verschrobene Weltanschauung auch heute noch eine makabere Faszination ausüben. Dies ist eine Neuausgabe des 2010 erschienen Buchs Helter Skelter - Der Mordrausch des Charles Manson.

Death in the Peerless Pool

Author: Deryn Lake

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1448301327

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1480

John Rawlings, apothecary and amateur sleuth, returns in his most baffling mystery yet. John Rawlings, London's most colourful apothecary and occasional sleuth, is relaxing at the popular swimming baths, the Peerless Pool, when his peace is shattered by the alarming discovery of a drowned woman. The victim is identified as Hannah Rankin, an assistant at the nearby St Luke's asylum for the insane. Assigned to the case by John Fielding, London's famous blind magistrate, Rawlings doesn't realise that he is scratching the surface of something more complex than isolated murder. At St Luke's, Rawlings discovers a vital clue to Hannah's hidden past which leads to a strange case concerning a child's mysterious disappearance. Was Hannah involved? Any why do his investigations lead him again and again to a house of sinister secrets in Bath?

Live Cheap - die Cheap

Author: Graham Gostello

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 6169033703

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 3684

Live Cheap, Die Cheap, a world where drugs, violence, money and corruption go hand in hand, it will induce tears of sadness and tears of laughter; you will be shocked and appalled, amazed and inspired; you will propel from admiration and respect and end up reeling in disgust. But ultimately, you will feel.

Daddy's girls

Roman

Author: Tasmina Perry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548264929

Category:

Page: 653

View: 2434

Sie sind die Glamour-Queens von London, und wo die Balcon-Schwestern auftauchen, ist die Klatschpresse nicht weit. Serena, Model und Schauspielerin, die Top-Designerin Venetia, Camilla, die aufstrebende Politikerin und Cate, Herausgeberin eines Hochglanzm

Glamorama

Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307756424

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1124

The author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero continues to shock and haunt us with his incisive and brilliant dissection of the modern world. In his most ambitious and gripping book yet, Bret Easton Ellis takes our celebrity obsessed culture and increases the volume exponentially. Set in 90s Manhattan, Victor Ward, a model with perfect abs and all the right friends, is seen and photographed everywhere, even in places he hasn't been and with people he doesn't know. He's living with one beautiful model and having an affair with another onthe eve of opening the trendiest nightclub in New York City history. And now it's time to move to the next stage. But the future he gets is not the one he had in mind. With the same deft satire and savage wit he has brought to his other fiction, Bret Ellis gets beyond the facade and introduces us, unsparingly, to what we always feared was behind it. Glamorama shows us a shadowy looking-glass reality, the juncture where fame and fashion and terror and mayhem meet and then begin to resemble the familiar surface of our lives.

Broken Memory

Psychothriller

Author: C. J. Cooke

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426450100

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9960

Du weißt nicht, wer du bist. Du weißt nicht, wer sie sind. Aber sie kennen deinen Namen. Raffiniert, abgründig, manipulativ - Intelligente psychologische Spannung aus der Feder der preisgekrönten irischen Autorin C.J.Cooke, die Sie garantiert bis zur letzten Seite gefangen nehmen wird! Eine Frau erwacht am einsamen Strand einer Insel im Mittelmeer, verletzt und ohne jede Erinnerung. Zum Glück wird sie von vier Freunden, von Beruf Schriftsteller und Autoren, gefunden, die diese Insel als Rückzugsort gewählt haben, um sich in Einsamkeit und karger Abgeschiedenheit ganz dem Bücherschreiben und Schreibprozess widmen zu können. Sie wollen sich um die gestrandete Frau kümmern, bis sie ihr Trauma überwunden hat, ihre Erinnerung zurückgekehrt ist und es ihr gut genug geht, um die Insel zu verlassen. Doch irgendetwas stimmt nicht mit den zwei Männern und zwei Frauen, das kann ihr unfreiwilliger Gast, auch mit Gedächtnisverlust, fühlen: Jeder von ihnen scheint etwas zu verbergen - und: Was wissen sie wirklich über ihren Gast? Zeitgleich sucht man in London verzweifelt nach einer jungen Mutter und Ehefrau, die am helllichten Tag spurlos verschwunden ist. Ohne Geld und Ausweis, ohne Koffer oder Auto, ohne Flugticket und ohne ihre Kinder. Sie ist spurlos verschwunden. Der Ehemann verzweifelt. Stück für Stück lassen die Ermittlungen die perfekte Fassade von Ehe- und Familienglück bröckeln ... Auf intelligente und hochspannende Art und Weise spielt die Autorin C.J. Cooke, die sich an der Universität in Glasgow mit der literarischen Gestaltung psychisch labiler Helden beschäftigt, in ihrem Psycho-Thriller "Broken memory" mit Themen wie Erinnerung, Gedächtnisverlust, Identität und Mutterschaft.

Labyrinth

The True Story of City of Lies, the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. and the Implication of the Los Angeles Police Department

Author: Randall Sullivan

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 1555847439

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 2897

Acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan follows Russell Poole, a highly decorated LAPD detective who in 1997 was called to investigate a controversial cop-on-cop shooting, eventually to discover that the officer killed was tied to Marion “Suge” Knight’s notorious gangsta rap label, Death Row Records. During his investigation, Poole came to realize that a growing cadre of black officers were allied not only with Death Row, but with the murderous Bloods street gang. And incredibly, Poole began to uncover evidence that at least some of these “gangsta cops” may have been involved in the murders of rap superstars Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Igniting a firestorm of controversy in the music industry and the Los Angeles media, the hardcover publication of LAbyrinth helped to prompt two lawsuits against the LAPD (one brought by the widow and mother of Notorious B.I.G., the other brought by Poole himself) that may finally bring this story completely out of the shadows.

Ich, der Roboter

Erzählungen

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364113207X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6284

Robots auf dem Vormarsch Dr. Susan Calvin war fünfzig Jahre lang als Robotpsychologin bei der U. S. Robot Company angestellt, einem der größten Unternehmen der Welt. Sie erlebte hautnah mit, wie Robots zum alltäglichen Bestandteil der menschlichen Kultur wurden und welche Probleme es mit sich bringt, wenn Menschen mit Robotern zusammenleben. Vor allem aber stellt sich eine Frage: Was passiert, wenn sich Mensch und Roboter kaum noch voneinander unterscheiden? In neun Erzählungen zeigt sie einem jungen Reporter, wie eine Zukunft, geprägt von gigantischen Positronengehirnen, für uns Menschen aussieht.