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The spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr Mercedes winner of the Edgar Award and Finders Keepers In End of Watch the diabolical Mercedes Killer drives his enemies to suicide and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don t figure out a way to stop him they ll be victims themselves In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic something has awakened Something evil Brady Hartsfield perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured has been in the clinic for five years in a vegetative state According to his doctors anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely But behind the drool and stare Brady is awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room Retired police detective Bill Hodges the unlikely hero of Mr Mercedes and Finders Keepers now runs an investigation agency with his partner Holly Gibney the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield s head that put him on the brain injury ward When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet one that will... put their lives at risk as well as those of Bill s heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister Barbara Brady Hartsfield is back and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends but on an entire city In End of Watch Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion combining the detective fiction of Mr Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense No one does it better than King more
An indelible portrait of girls the women they become and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong this stunning first novel is perfect for readers of Jeffrey Eugenides s The Virgin Suicides and Jennifer Egan s A Visit from the Goon Squad Northern California during the violent end of the 1960s At the start of summer a lonely and thoughtful teenager Evie Boyd sees a group of girls in the park and is immediately caught by their freedom their careless dress their dangerous aura of abandon Soon Evie is in thrall to Suzanne a mesmerizing older girl and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader Hidden in the hills their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down but to Evie it is exotic thrilling charged a place where she feels desperate to be accepted As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence Emma Cline s remarkable debut novel is gorgeously written and spellbinding with razor-sharp precision and startling psychological insight The Girls is a brilliant work of fiction Praise for The Girls Spellbinding A... seductive and arresting coming-of-age story hinged on Charles Manson told in sentences at times so finely wrought they could almost be worn as jewelry Emma Cline gorgeously maps the topography of one loneliness-ravaged adolescent heart She gives us the fictional truth of a girl chasing danger beyond her comprehension in a Summer of Longing and Loss The New York Times Book Review The Girls reimagines the American novel Like Mary Gaitskill s Veronica or Lorrie Moore s Who Will Run the Frog Hospital The Girls captures a defining friendship in its full humanity with a touch of rock-memoir tell-it-like-it-really-was attitude Vogue Debut novels like this are rare indeed The most remarkable quality of this novel is Cline s ability to articulate the anxieties of adolescence in language that s gorgeously poetic without mangling the authenticity of a teenager s consciousness The adult s melancholy reflection and the girl s swelling impetuousness are flawlessly braided together For a story that traffics in the lurid notoriety of the Manson murders The Girls is an extraordinary act of restraint With the maturity of a writer twice her age Cline has written a wise novel that s never showy a quiet seething confession of yearning and terror The Washington Post The Girls is a brilliant and intensely consuming novel imposing not just for a writer so young but for any writer any time Richard Ford Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate She reminds us that behind so many of our culture s fables exists a girl unseen unheard angry This book will break your heart and blow your mind Lena Dunham Emma Cline s first novel positively hums with fresh startling luminous prose The Girls announces the arrival of a thrilling new voice in American fiction Jennifer Egan I don t know which is more amazing Emma Cline s understanding of human beings or her mastery of language Mark Haddon New York Times bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timemore
From the Emmy PEN Peabody Critics Choice and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year On a foggy summer night eleven people--ten privileged one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens the plane plunges into the ocean The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul s family With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members--including a Wall Street titan and his wife a Texan-born party boy just in from London a young woman questioning her path in life and a career pilot--the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens As the passengers intrigues unravel odd coincidences point to a conspiracy Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished Or was something far more sinister at work Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from... the wreckage Amid pulse-quickening suspense the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel raising questions of fate human nature and the inextricable ties that bind us together more
The 1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Book of the Year soon to be a major motion picture The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people s lives Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train Vanity Fair The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl It is liable to draw a large bedazzled readership The New York Times Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery hang on tight You ll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend USA Today Like its train the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages The Boston Globe Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller People EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night Every day she rattles down the track flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck She s even started to feel like she knows them Jess and Jason she calls them Their life as she sees it is perfect Not unlike the life she recently lost UNTIL TODAY And then she sees something shocking It s only a minute until the... train moves on but it s enough Now everything s changed Unable to keep it to herself Rachel goes to the police But is she really as unreliable as they say Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved Has she done more harm than good more
Three romantic rivals One crowded house Plenty of room for jealousy Laurel Thorpe Belinda Rowe and Scarlett Oliver share only two things a love for the man they all married Deacon Thorpe--a celebrity chef with an insatiable appetite for life--and a passionate dislike of one another All three are remarkable spirited women but they couldn t be more different Laurel Deacon s high school sweetheart and an effortlessly beautiful social worker Belinda a high-maintenance Hollywood diva and Scarlett a sexy southern belle floating by on her family money and her fabulous looks They ve established a delicate understanding over the years--they avoid each other at all costs But their fragile detente threatens to come crashing down after Deacon s tragic death on his favorite place on earth a ramshackle Nantucket summer cottage Deacon s final wish was for his makeshift family to assemble on his beloved Nantucket to say good-bye Begrudgingly Laurel Belinda and Scarlett gather on the island as once again as in each of their marriages they re left to pick up Deacon s mess Now they re trapped in the crowded cottage where they all made their own memories--a house that they now share in more ways than one--along with the children they raised with... Deacon and his best friend Laurel Belinda and Scarlett each had an unbreakable bond with Deacon--and they all have secrets to hide Before the weekend is over there are enough accusations lies tears and drama to turn even the best of friends--let alone three women who married the same man--into adversaries As his unlikely family says good-bye to the man who brought them together--for better or worse--will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to raise a glass in Deacon s honor more
From 1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor a brilliant thriller as current as tomorrow s headlines Terrorism in Europe has spun out of control The United States has decided on a dramatic response Now the CIA needs a very special kind of operative Scot Harvath has exactly the skills the CIA is looking for He s a former U S Navy SEAL with extensive experience in espionage Working for a private intelligence company he will provide the CIA and more important the President with absolute deniability But deep within the Russian Caucasus Moscow also has its own special kind of operative As a child Sacha Baseyev endured an unimaginable horror Today he lives and breathes for only one reason to kill And he will kill as many Americans as it takes to accomplish his mission When a clandestine American operations team is ambushed near Syria all signs point toward a dangerous informant in Brussels But as Harvath searches for the man he uncovers another actor a rogue player hell-bent on forcing America s hand and drawing it into a confrontation deadlier than anyone could have imagined As the attacks mount and terror is brought to the very doorstep of the White House Harvath finds himself in the race of his life From Vienna Brussels and... Berlin to Malta Jordan and Syria he will push himself beyond the edge in order to confront one of the greatest evils the world has ever known Filled with action intrigue and edge-of-your-seat suspense Foreign Agent is a nonstop thrill ride that reaffirms Thor s position as the master of thrillers more
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960 It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film also a classic Compassionate dramatic and deeply moving To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience kindness and cruelty love and hatred humor and pathos Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction Stephen King You followed The Passage You faced The Twelve Now enter The City of Mirrors for the final reckoning As the bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale Justin Cronin s band of hardened survivors await the second coming of unspeakable darkness The world we knew is gone What world will rise in its place The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended The survivors are stepping outside their walls determined to build society anew and daring to dream of a hopeful future But far from them in a dead metropolis he waits Zero The First Father of the Twelve The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy humanity s only hope the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him One last time light and dark will clash and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate Praise for The City of Mirrors Compulsively readable The New York Times Book Review The City of Mirrors is poetry Thrilling in every... way it has to be but poetry just the same The writing is sumptuous the language lovely even when the action itself is dark and violent The Huffington Post This really is the big event you ve been waiting for A true last stand that builds and comes with a bloody roaring payoff you won t see coming then builds again to the big face off you ve been waiting for NPR A masterpiece with The City of Mirrors the third volume in The Passage trilogy Justin Cronin puts paid to what may well be the finest post-apocalyptic epic in our dystopian-glutted times A stunning achievement by virtually every measure The National Post Justin Cronin s Passage trilogy is remarkable for the unremitting drive of its narrative for the breathtaking sweep of its imagined future and for the clear lucidity of its language Stephen King Superb This conclusion to bestseller Cronin s apocalyptic thriller trilogy ends with all of the heartbreak joy and unexpected twists of fate that events in The Passage and The Twelve foreordained Publishers Weekly starred review Readers who have been patiently awaiting the conclusion to Cronin s sweeping postapocalyptic trilogy are richly rewarded with this epic heart-wrenching novel Not only does this title bring the series to a thrilling and satisfying conclusion but it also exhibits Cronin s moving exploration of love as both a destructive force and an elemental need elevating this work among its dystopian peers Library Journal starred review Praise for Justin Cronin One of those rare authors who work on two different levels blending elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills Fort Worth Star-Telegrammore
Before The Hunger Games there was Lord of the FliesLord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954 igniting passionate debate with its startling brutal portrait of human nature Though critically acclaimed it was largely ignored upon its initial publication Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature William Golding s compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse the whole world the boys know collapses with them the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories and another world is revealed beneath primitive and terrible Labeled a parable an allegory a myth a morality tale a parody a political treatise even a vision of the apocalypse Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books That was a big influence on me as a... teenager I still read it every couple of years Suzanne Collins author of The Hunger Games As exciting relevant and thought-provoking now as it was when Golding published it in 1954 Stephen Kingmore
In the year 2044 reality is an ugly place The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS Wade s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world s digital confines puzzles that are based on their creator s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize The race is on and if Wade s going to survive he ll have to win and confront the real world he s always been so desperate to escape