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Instant 1 New York Times Bestseller 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 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 A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people s lives Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning 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 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 offers what she knows to the police and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next as well as in the lives of everyone involved Has she done more harm than good Compulsively readable The Girl... on the Train is an emotionally immersive Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut more
With over 110 million copies of his novels in print David Baldacci is one of the most widely read storytellers in the world Now he introduces a startling original new character a man with perfect memory who must solve his own family s murder MEMORY MANAmos Decker s life changed forever--twice The first time was on the gridiron A big towering athlete he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro But his career ended before it had a chance to begin On his very first play a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect--he can never forget anything The second time was at home nearly two decades later Now a police detective Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare--his wife young daughter and brother-in-law had been murdered His family destroyed their killer s identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night Decker finds his world collapsing around him He leaves the police force loses his home and winds up on the street taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can But over a year later a man turns himself in to the police and confesses... to the murders At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night To uncover the stunning truth he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them He must endure the memories he would much rather forget And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice MEMORY MAN will stay with you long after the turn of the final page more
1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Harlan Coben delivers his most shocking thriller yet proving that a well-placed lie can help build a wonderful life-- and a secret has the same explosive power to destroy it The Stranger appears out of nowhere perhaps in a bar or a parking lot or at the grocery store His identity is unknown His motives are unclear His information is undeniable Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world Adam Price has a lot to lose a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman two wonderful sons and all the trappings of the American Dream a big house a good job a seemingly perfect life Then he runs into the Stranger When he learns a devastating secret about his wife Corinne he confronts her and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne s deception and realizes that if he doesn t make exactly the right moves the conspiracy he s stumbled into will not only ruin lives it will end them
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
The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford They call them Travelers They move from city to city panhandling committing no crimes they just like to stay on the move And now somebody is killing them Lucas Davenport s adopted daughter Letty is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she d befriended in San Francisco The woman thinks somebody s killing her friends she s afraid she knows who it is and now her male companion has gone missing She s hiding out in North Dakota and she doesn t know what to do Letty tells Lucas she s going to get her and though he suspects Letty s getting played he volunteers to go with her When he hears the woman s story though he begins to think there s something in it Little does he know In the days to come he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger but just may change the course of his life
Greg Iles continues the electrifying story begun in his smash New York Times bestseller Natchez Burning in this highly anticipated second installment of an epic trilogy of blood and race family and justice featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fianc e reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi s most powerful men But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasn t the true leader of the Double Eagles The puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome the chief of the state police s Criminal Investigations Bureau Forrest Knox The only way Penn can save his father Dr Tom Cage who is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him is either to make a devil s bargain with Knox or destroy him While Penn desperately pursues both options Caitlin uncovers the real story behind a series of unsolved civil rights murders that may hold the key to the Double Eagles downfall The trail leads her deep into the past into the black backwaters of the Mississippi River... to a secret killing ground used by slave owners and the Klan for over two hundred years a place of terrifying evil known only as the bone tree The Bone Tree is an explosive action-packed thriller full of twisting intrigue and deadly secrets a tale that explores the conflicts and casualties that result when the darkest truths of American history come to light It puts us inside the skin of a noble man who has always fought for justice now finally pushed beyond his limits Just how far will Penn Cage the hero we thought we knew go to protect those he loves more
An inspiring story of hope redemption and trying to hit the ball straight A year ago Travis McKinley an unknown golfing amateur shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach Now he s famous he makes his living playing the game he loves and everything should be perfect Still Travis can t shake the feeling that he s a fraud an imposter who doesn t deserve his success - and after a series of disappointments and to be honest personal screw-ups he might just prove himself right A shot at redemption arrives in an unexpected form a teenage outcast with troubles of his own - and a natural golf swing As this unlikely duo sets out to achieve the impossible on the world s most revered golf course Travis is about to learn that sometimes the greatest miracles of all take place when no one is watching
Check out the 1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty called a surefire hit by Entertainment Weekly The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee Moriarty is a fantastically nimble writer so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking Entertainment Weekly Reading one of Liane Moriarty s novels is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic BIG LITTLE LIES is a fun engaging and sometimes disturbing read USA TodaySometimes 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
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
Six days ago astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars Now he s sure he ll be the first person to die there After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he s alive and even if he could get word out his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive Chances are though he won t have time to starve to death The damaged machinery unforgiving environment or plain-old human error are much more likely to kill him first But Mark isn t ready to give up yet Drawing on his ingenuity his engineering skills and a relentless dogged refusal to quit he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him
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