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The 1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Book of the Year soon to be a major motion picture Nominated for the 2016 Holden-Crowther Book Award 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
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
Entertainment Weekly s Best Beach Bet A USA Today Hot Books for Summer Selection A Miami Herald Summer Reads PickThe new novel from Liane Moriarty the 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband s Secret Big Little Lies and What Alice Forgot about how sometimes we don t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it s too late What a wonderful writer smart wise funny Anne Lamott Six responsible adults Three cute kids One small dog It s just a normal weekend What could possibly go wrong In Truly Madly Guilty Liane Moriarty turns her unique razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families Sam and Clementine have a wonderful albeit busy life they have two little girls Sam has just started a new dream job and Clementine a cellist is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime If there s anything they can count on it s each other Clementine and Erika are each other s oldest friends A single look between them can convey an entire conversation But theirs is a complicated relationship so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors Tiffany and Vid Clementine and Sam don t hesitate Having Tiffany and Vid s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite Two... months later it won t stop raining and Clementine and Sam can t stop asking themselves the question What if we hadn t gone In Truly Madly Guilty Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives marriage sex parenthood and friendship She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships how what we don t say can be more powerful than what we do and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm more
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
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
The years-long New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Spielberg s Dreamworks is irresistible seductive with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page O The Oprah Magazine After four harrowing years on the Western Front Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock nearly half a day s journey from the coast To this isolated island where the supply boat comes once a season Tom brings a young bold and loving wife Isabel Years later after two miscarriages and one stillbirth the grieving Isabel hears a baby s cries on the wind A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby Tom who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war wants to report the man and infant immediately But Isabel insists the baby is a gift from God and against Tom s judgment they claim her as their own and name her Lucy When she is two Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world Their choice has devastated one of them
When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines it at first seems no more than a curiosity But the closer the villagers look the stranger it becomes Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets To an old friend and older adversary It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the S ret du Qu bec to places even he is afraid to go But must And there he finds four young cadets in the S ret academy and a dead professor And with the body a copy of the old odd map Everywhere Gamache turns he sees Amelia Choquet one of the cadets Tattooed and pierced Guarded and angry Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up And yet she is in the academy A prot g e of the murdered professor The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia and his possible involvement in the crime The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache the time has come for a great reckoning 1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to... reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel more
New York Times BestsellerFrom 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
Instant 1 New York Times Bestseller Fascinating suspenseful and bated-breath exciting Silva proves once again that he can rework familiar genre material and bring it to new life Publishers Weekly starred review Silva builds suspense like a symphony conductor A winner on all fronts Booklist starred reviewBestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another spellbinding international thriller one that finds the legendary Gabriel Allon grappling with an ISIS mastermind Gabriel Allon the art restorer spy and assassin described as the most compelling fictional creation since Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond Rocky Mountain News is poised to become the chief of Israel s secret intelligence service But on the eve of his promotion events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again Acclaimed novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled entertained and educated readers with eighteen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back from the... United States to Europe Russia to the Middle East From its shocking opening to its explosive denouement in Washington D C The Black Widow reveals itself as Silva s most timely and powerful novel yet Following the success of his smash hit The English Spy this electrifying thriller showcases Silva s consummate skill and brilliant imagination and is sure to be a must read for his multitude of current and future fans more
A mindbending relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy- Are you happy with your life Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits Before a man Jason s never met smiles down at him and says Welcome back my friend In this world he s woken up to Jason s life is not the one he knows His wife is not his wife His son was never born And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable Something impossible Is it this world or the other that s the dream And even if the home he remembers is real how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could ve imagined one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying seemingly unbeatable foe Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices paths not taken and how far we ll go... to claim the lives we dream of more
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