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Instant 1 New York Times Bestseller 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 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
A masterful intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far a book about the power of storytelling starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr Mercedes Wake up genius So begins King s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader The genius is John Rothstein an iconic author who created a famous character Jimmy Gold but who hasn t published a book for decades Morris Bellamy is livid not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash yes but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel Morris hides the money and the notebooks and then he is locked away for another crime Decades later a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges Holly Gibney and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he s released from prison after thirty-five years Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous Finders Keepers is spectacular heart-pounding... suspense but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life for good for bad forever more
With San Francisco under siege and everyone a suspect the Women s Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city and each other With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better In fact for a change things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women s Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn s birthday But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight As Lindsay investigates shocking video footage of another crime surfaces A video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core Their faces obscured by masks the cold blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone and now all of Lindsay s co-workers are suspects As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco and public fear and anger grows Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice-before it s too late With shocking twists and riveting suspense 14TH DEADLY SIN proves yet again that when it comes to suspense fiction in the words or Jeffrey Deaver nobody does it better than James Patterson
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
A soft breeze fluttered the white blue and red Russian flag in front of the U N mission I remember when the Soviet hammer and sickle flew there I kind of miss the Cold War But I think it s back RADIANT ANGELAfter a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group Although Corey s new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U N Mission-is thought to be a quiet end he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life But Corey realizes something the U S government doesn t The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia When Vasily Petrov a colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service posing as a diplomat with the Russian U N Mission mysteriously disappears from a Russian oligarch s party in Southampton it s up to Corey to track him down What are the Russians up to and why Is there a possible nuclear threat a so-called radiant angel Will Corey find Petrov and put a stop to whatever he has planned before it s too late Or will Corey finally be outrun and outsmarted with America facing the... prospect of a crippling attack unlike anything it s ever seen before Prescient and chilling DeMille s new novel takes us into the heart of a new Cold War with a clock-ticking plot that has Manhattan in its crosshairs more
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will thrill at the perfect page-turner to start your summer People Book of the Week Luckiest Girl Alive described by Reese Witherspoon as one of those reads you just can t put down Loved Gone Girl We promise Luckiest Girl Alive is just as addictive Good Housekeeping Jessica Knoll introduces you to your new best frenemy and you re going to love it Destined to become one of the summer s most gripping reads Bustle com With the cunning and verve of Gillian Flynn but an intensity all its own Luckiest Girl Alive is a debut you won t want to miss Megan Abbott author of Dare Me and The Fever Luckiest Girl Alive is Gone Girl meets Cosmo meets Sex and the City Knoll hits it out of the park Fort Worth Star-Telegram HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School Ani FaNelli endured a shocking public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself Now with a glamorous job expensive wardrobe and handsome blue blood fianc she s this close to living the perfect life she s worked so hard to achieve But Ani has a secret There s something else buried in her past that still haunts her something private and... painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything With a singular voice and twists you won t see coming Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to have it all and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth and a heart that s bigger than it first appears The question remains will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for or will it at long last set Ani free more
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
The stunning companion to Kate Atkinson s 1 bestseller Life After Life one of the best novels I ve read this century Gillian Flynn He had been reconciled to death during the war and then suddenly the war was over and there was a next day and a next day Part of him never adjusted to having a future Kate Atkinson s dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the 20th Century through Ursula s beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet heroic pilot husband father and grandfather-as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world After all that Teddy endures in battle his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have An ingenious and moving exploration of one ordinary man s path through extraordinary times A GOD IN RUINS proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the finest novelists of our age
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