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From John Grisham America s 1 bestselling author comes the most electrifying novel of the year a high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State We expect our judges to be honest and wise Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system We trust them to ensure fair trials to protect the rights of all litigants to punish those who do wrong and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe It s rare but it happens Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct She is a lawyer not a cop and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct After nine years with the Board she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence not corruption But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity He now goes by the name Greg Myers and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined And not just crooked judges in Florida All judges from all states and throughout U S history What s the source of the ill-gotten gains It seems the judge was secretly... involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month s cash The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way It s a sweet deal Everyone is making money But now Greg wants to put a stop to it His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous Dangerous is one thing Deadly is something else more
The 1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Book of the Year now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt Don t miss Paula Hawkins new novel Into the Water coming May 2017 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 SAMERachel 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 TODAYAnd 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
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
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 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
In all of Alex Cross s years with Homicide Washington DC has never been more dangerous After shots pierce the tranquil nighttime calm of Rock Creek Park a man is dead what looks at first like road rage might be something much more sinister But Alex has only just begun asking questions when he s called across town to investigate a new murder one that hits close to home Washington s own chief of detectives And Alex s former boss beloved mentor of Alex s wife Bree Now there s a killer on the loose a long list of possible suspects a city in panic and nobody in charge of the besieged police force Until Bree gets tapped for the job As Bree scrambles to find her footing and close two high-profile cases new violence stuns the capital What should be a time for her to rely on Alex for support and cooperation is instead a moment of crisis in their marriage as well as their city when their investigative instincts clash and their relationship reaches a breaking point And the fiendish mind behind all the violence has appointed himself judge jury and executioner with a terrifying master plan he s only begun to put in motion To beat him at his own game Alex and Bree must take the law back into their own hands before he puts them both out of... commission permanently more
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person With deadlines looming Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject There he meets Carl Iverson and soon nothing in Joe s life is ever the same Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer With only a few months to live he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder As Joe writes about Carl s life especially Carl s valor in Vietnam he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict Joe along with his skeptical female neighbor throws himself into uncovering the truth but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable and a haunting childhood memory Thread by thread Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl s conviction But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime the stakes grow higher Will Joe discover the truth before it s too late to escape the fallout
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 Bloomberg Best Books of 2016
The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as five other awards The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal The narrator a communist double agent is a man of two minds a half-French half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America a gripping espionage novel and a powerful story of love and friendship
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
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