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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
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
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
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
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
Praised by Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly as the coolest continuing series character now on offer Jack Reacher is back in a gripping new thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child
PROTECT THE RICH SERVE THE FAMOUS HUNT THE GUILTY NYPD Red is the elite highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich the famous and the connected And Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald-the woman who broke his heart at the police academy-are the best of the best brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to deliver justice Zach and Kylie s New Year s celebrations are cut short when they re called to the home of billionaire businessman Hunter Alden Jr after he makes a grisly discovery in his townhouse garage When Alden s teenage son goes missing soon afterwards and his father seems oddly reluctant to find him Zach and Kylie find themselves in the middle of a chilling conspiracy that threatens everyone in its wake-especially their city s most powerful citizens NYPD Red 3 is the next sensational novel in James Patterson s explosive new series a thriller that goes behind the closed doors of New York high society and into the depths of depravity
THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROn a warm summer morning in North Carthage Missouri it is Nick and Amy Dunne s fifth wedding anniversary Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick s clever and beautiful wife disappears Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife s head but passages from Amy s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge Under mounting pressure from the police and the media as well as Amy s fiercely doting parents the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies deceits and inappropriate behavior Nick is oddly evasive and he s definitely bitter but is he really a killer
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
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