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1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of 1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott who have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological menace and social unease there s a certain solace to a dark escape in the promise of submerged truths coming to light Vogue A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town Earlier in the summer a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate They are not the first women lost to these dark waters but their deaths disturb the river and its history dredging up secrets long submerged Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl Parentless and friendless she now finds herself in the care of her mother s sister a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from a place to which she vowed she d never return With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent twisting... deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present Beware a calm surface you never know what lies beneath more
A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University s Firestone Library Their loot is priceless but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida He makes his real money though as a prominent dealer in rare books Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position She is approached by an elegant mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable s circle of literary friends ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets But eventually Mercer learns far too much and there s trouble in paradise as only John Grisham can deliver it
The little town of Castle Rock Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years but there is one story that has never been told until now There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock Route 117 Pleasant Road and the Suicide Stairs Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs which are held by strong if time-rusted iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside At the top of the stairs Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game One day a stranger calls to Gwendy Hey girl Come on over here for a bit We ought to palaver you and me On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans a black coat like for a suit and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top On his head is a small neat black hat The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and Richard Chizmar award-winning author of A Long December This book will be a Cemetery Dance... Publications exclusive with no other editions currently planned anywhere in the world more
The 1 New York Times bestseller that Entertainment Weekly called a surefire hit NOW AN HBO LIMITED SERIES STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON NICOLE KIDMAN SHAILENE WOODLEY ALEXANDER SKARSG RD LAURA DERN ADAM SCOTT AND ZO KRAVITZ FROM THE DIRECTOR OF WILD AND DALLAS BUYERS CLUB JEAN-MARC VALL E AND WRITER DAVID E KELLEY Sometimes it s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal A murder a tragic accident or just parents behaving badly What s indisputable is that someone is dead But who did what Big Little Lies follows three women each at a crossroads Madeline is a force to be reckoned with She s funny and biting passionate she remembers everything and forgives no one Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline s youngest how is this possible And to top it all off Madeline s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline s ex-husband over her How Is This Possible Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare While she may seem a bit flustered at times who wouldn t be with those rambunctious twin boys Now that the boys are starting school Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen... of the school parent body But royalty often comes at a price and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay New to town single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son But why While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives mothers and daughters schoolyard scandal and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive more
The Instant 1 New York Times and USA Today BestsellerDetective Lindsay Boxer investigates the most explosive case of her career Lindsay Boxer is learning to love again After the picture-perfect world she shared with her husband Joe and their beautiful young daughter shattered under the weight of Joe s double life Lindsay is determined to put the pieces back together But before she can welcome Joe back with open arms their beloved hometown of San Francisco faces a threat unlike any the city--or the country--has ever seen When the danger hits even closer to home Lindsay and Joe find a common cause and spring into action with quick results But what at first seems like an open-and-shut case quickly turns into anything but when the suspect threatens everything that Lindsay has worked a lifetime to build As Lindsay s investigation is scrutinized and undermined by a criminal as brilliant as any high-powered defense lawyer and her motives are called into question by everyone she thought had her back not even the truth may be enough to save her In a desperate fight for her career--and her life--Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a fiendish enemy puts her on trial-and walks free with blood on his hands Filled with... the trademark suspense and emotion that have made James Patterson the world s 1 bestselling writer 16th Seduction is the Women s Murder Club s toughest case yet--and an exhilarating thrill ride from start to finish more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this new work of fiction by 1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness structure and complexity Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others Here are two sisters One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother s happiness in a foreign country and the adult Lucy Barton the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton the author s celebrated New York Times bestseller returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence Reverberating with the deep bonds of family and the hope that comes with reconciliation Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout s place as one of America s most respected and cherished authors Praise for Anything Is Possible When Elizabeth Strout is on her game is there... anybody better This is a generous wry book about everyday lives and Strout crawls so far inside her characters you feel you inhabit them This is a book that earns its title Try reading it without tears or wonder USA Today four stars Readers who loved My Name Is Lucy Barton are in for a real treat Strout is a master of the story cycle form She paints cumulative portraits of the heartache and soul of small-town America by giving each of her characters a turn under her sympathetic spotlight NPR These stories return Strout to the core of what she does more magnanimously than anyone else which is to render quiet portraits of the indignities and disappointments of normal life and the moments of grace and kindness we are gifted in response Strout hits the target yet again The Washington Post In this wise and accomplished book pain and healing exist in perpetual dependence like feuding siblings The Wall Street Journal Anything Is Possible confirms Strout as one of our most grace-filled and graceful writers The Boston Globe In Elizabeth Strout s Anything Is Possible her stunning follow-up to My Name Is Lucy Barton a famous author returns to the Midwestern hometown of her childhood touching off a daisy-chain of stories narrated by those who knew her memories of trauma and goodwill resentments small and large and the ever-widening gulf between haves and have-nots Strout always good just keeps getting better Vogue If you miss the charmingly eccentric and completely relatable characters from Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout s best-selling My Name Is Lucy Barton you ll be happily reunited with them in Strout s smart and soulful Anything Is Possible Elle Strout pierces the inner worlds of these characters most private behaviors illuminating the emotional conflicts and pure joy of being human of finding oneself in the search for the American dream NYLONmore
Mackenzie Allen Philips youngest daughter Missy has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness Mack receives a suspicious note apparently from God inviting him back to that shack for a weekend Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare What he finds there will change Mack s world forever In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him You ll want everyone you know to read this book
Soon to be a major motion picture Stephen King s terrifying classic 1 New York Times bestseller a landmark in American literature Chicago Sun-Times about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers an evil without a name It Welcome to Derry Maine It s a small city a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown Only in Derry the haunting is real They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city s children Now children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry s sewers Readers of Stephen King know that Derry Maine is a place with a deep dark hold on the author It reappears in many of his books including Bag of Bones Hearts in Atlantis and 11 22 63 But it all starts with It Stephen King s most mature work St Petersburg Times It will overwhelm you to be read in a well-lit room only Los... Angeles Times more
THE NEW MEMORY MAN NOVEL Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk then turns the gun on himself Even with Decker s extraordinary powers of observation and deduction the killing is baffling Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter--a family man with a successful consulting business--and his victim a schoolteacher Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack Enter Harper Brown An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency she orders Decker to back off the case The murder is part of an open DIA investigation one so classified that Decker and his team aren t cleared for it But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government--or worse an international terrorist group--and an attack may be imminent Decker s never been one to follow the rules especially with the stakes so high Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown Decker remains laser focused on only one goal solving the case before it s too late
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF IN A DARK DARK WOOD Featured in TheSkimm An Entertainment Weekly Summer Must List Pick A New York Post Summer Must-Read Pick Included in Summer Book Guides from Bustle Oprah com PureWow and USA TODAY From New York Times bestselling author of the twisty-mystery Vulture novel In a Dark Dark Wood comes The Woman in Cabin 10 an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware this time set at sea In this tightly wound enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie s works Lo Blacklock a journalist who writes for a travel magazine has just been given the assignment of a lifetime a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins The sky is clear the waters calm and the veneered select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship the Aurora begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea At first Lo s stay is nothing but pleasant the cabins are plush the dinner parties are sparkling and the guests are elegant But as the week wears on frigid winds whip the deck gray skies fall and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare a woman being thrown overboard The problem All passengers remain accounted for and so the ship sails on as if... nothing has happened despite Lo s desperate attempts to convey that something or someone has gone terribly terribly wrong With surprising twists spine-tingling turns and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10 one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned more