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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
John Grisham has a new hero and she s full of surprises The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track until the recession hits and she gets downsized furloughed escorted out of the building Samantha though is one of the lucky associates She s offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay after which there would be a slim chance that she d get her old job back In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady Virginia population 2 200 in the heart of Appalachia a part of the world she has only read about Mattie Wyatt lifelong Brady resident and head of the town s legal aid clinic is there to teach her how to help real people with real problems For the first time in her career Samantha prepares a lawsuit sees the inside of an actual courtroom gets scolded by a judge and receives threats from locals who aren t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town And she learns that Brady like most small towns harbors some big secrets Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining where laws are often broken rules are ignored regulations are flouted communities are divided and the land itself is under attack from Big... Coal Violence is always just around the corner and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThroughout her blockbuster career Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters riveting plots and rich prose brilliantly creating stories that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us The Boston Globe Now in her highly anticipated new novel she has delivered her most affecting work yet a book unlike anything she s written before For more than a decade Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother Alice who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident Refusing to believe she was abandoned Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice s old journals A scientist who studied grief among elephants Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother s whereabouts Desperate to find the truth Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest Serenity Jones a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons only to later doubt her gifts and Virgil Stanhope the jaded private detective who d originally investigated Alice s case along with the strange possibly linked death of one of her colleagues As the three work together to uncover what happened to... Alice they realize that in asking hard questions they ll have to face even harder answers As Jenna s memories dovetail with the events in her mother s journals the story races to a mesmerizing finish A deeply moving gripping and intelligent page-turner Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers Praise for Jodi Picoult Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance Stephen King It s hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes Financial Times Picoult writes with a fine touch a sharp eye for detail and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships The Boston Globe Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling Associated Pressmore
Ken Follett s Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families American German Russian English and Welsh as they make their way through the twentieth century It has been called potent engrossing Publishers Weekly and truly epic Huffington Post USA Today said You actually feel like you re there Edge of Eternity the finale covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all the 1960s through the 1980s encompassing civil rights assassinations Vietnam the Berlin Wall the Cuban Missile Crisis presidential impeachment revolution and rock and roll East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations George Jakes himself bi-racial bypasses corporate law to join Robert F Kennedy s Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but also a much more personal battle Cameron Dewar the grandson of a senator jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he d imagined Dimka Dvorkin a young aide to Khrushchev becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United... States race to the brink of nuclear war while his twin sister Tania carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw and into history These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country s most marginalized citizens this is truly a drama for the ages With the Century Trilogy Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master s touch His unique ability to tell fascinating brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled In this climactic and concluding saga Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew but now will never seem the same again more
A dark and electrifying novel about addiction fanaticism and what might exist on the other side of life In a small New England town over half a century ago a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man the new minister Charles Jacobs along with his beautiful wife will transform the local church The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs Jacobs the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs including Jamie s mother and beloved sister Claire With Jamie the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family this charismatic preacher curses God mocks all religious belief and is banished from the shocked town Jamie has demons of his own Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen he plays in bands across the country living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family s horrific loss In his mid-thirties addicted to heroin stranded desperate Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again with profound consequences for both men Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil s devising and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the... most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written It s a masterpiece from King in the great American tradition of Frank Norris Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe more
A stunning departure a surprising and compelling return From Anne Rice perennial best seller single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology--a new exhilarating novel a deepening of her vampire mythology and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller What can we do but reach for the embrace that must nowcontain both heaven and hell our doom again and again andagain --from The Vampire LestatRice once again summons up the irresistible spirit-world of the oldest and most powerful forces of the night invisible beings unleashed on an unsuspecting world able to take blood from humans in a long-awaited return to the extraordinary world of the Vampire Chronicles and the uniquely seductive Queen of the Damned mesmerizing --San Francisco Chronicle a long-awaited novel that picks up where The Vampire Lestat brilliant its undead characters are utterly alive --New York Times left off more than a quarter of a century ago to create an extraordinary new world of spirits and forces--the characters legend and lore of all the Vampire Chronicles The novel opens with the vampire world in crisis vampires have been proliferating out of control burnings have commenced all over the world huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of... the Damned Old vampires roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong Kyoto and San Francisco As the novel moves from present-day New York and the West Coast to ancient Egypt fourth century Carthage 14th-century Rome the Venice of the Renaissance the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles-Louis de Pointe du Lac the eternally young Armand whose face is that of a Boticelli angel Mekare and Maharet Pandora and Flavius David Talbot vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca and Marius the true Child of the Millennia along with all the other new seductive supernatural creatures-come together in this large luxuriant fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who-or what-the Voice is and to discover the secret of what it desires and why And at the book s center the seemingly absent curiously missing hero-wanderer the dazzling dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great hope of the Undead the dazzling Prince Lestat more
The thrilling new novel in the 1 New York Times bestselling series In Southeast Minnesota down on the Mississippi a school board meeting is coming to an end The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed due to personnel issues Issues is correct The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter The vote is four to one in favor Meanwhile not far away Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier a team of dognappers supplying medical labs when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport A murdered body has been found and the victim is a local reporter
FROM THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GONE GIRLLibby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee Kansas She survived and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother Ben was the killer Twenty-five years later the Kill Club a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes locates Libby and pumps her for details They hope to discover proof that may free Ben Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history She ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club for a fee As Libby s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns the unimaginable truth emerges and Libby finds herself right back where she started on the run from a killer
FROM THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GONE GIRLFresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls For years Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town Now installed in her old bedroom in her family s Victorian mansion Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too strongly Dogged by her own demons she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story and survive this homecoming
Detective Michael Bennett finally returns to New York City--and to the most unsettling horrific case of his career At last Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City Thanks to Bennett the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good Back in the city that never sleeps Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem where he receives an unusual call a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemend building With no clear crime or evidence Bennett dismisses the report But when a charred body is found in that very same building he is forced to take the demented caller seriously--and is drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity