Charon is dead, and though General Wharington's team has deleted all the electronic copies of him, one problem remains: Alpha. Indistinguishable from a woman, Alpha has superhuman capabilities and Wharington's superiors want her dismantled and studied but he believes her behavior is becoming more human. Is she developing emotions, or just learning to counterfeit them?
If Lucy, the pregnant anteater from Belize, didn’t kill the man found dead in her enclosure, who did? Zookeeper Teddy Bentley must find the real murderer before her Lucy is shipped off to another zoo. Then another human dies, the monkeys riot, and the wolves go nuts. And that’s just the beginning.
Susie assumed her marriage to a handsome Park Avenue surgeon was great. So when Jonah is found murdered in the apartment of an 'escort', she is overwhelmed. With help from her tough-talking, high-style Grandma Ethel, Susie takes on her snooty in-laws, her husband's partners, the NYPD, and the DA as she tries to prove that her wonderful life with Jonah was no lie.
Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all-night partyer and bar-stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air conditioning. Laurie finds grown-up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth, as she meets Mr. Right, moves in, settles down, and crosses the toe-stubbing threshold of matrimony.
Samantha Baxter has a full, sane life -- creative job, lovely family, and all the trappings of middle-age happiness. But when she gets a diagnosis that terrifies her, a lifetime of polite pleasing and putting others first ignites in her a surprising, pure rage. Maybe Sam will survive the surgery, and maybe not, but either way, she'll spend the next three weeks burning her life down: sleeping with a student her daughter's age, speaking every truth she's ever swallowed, and refusing to apologize for her wildest, most essential self.
Professor Patsy MacLemoore has a brand-new Ph.D. and a wild streak. She wakes up in jail after a blackout to hear that a mother and daughter are dead, run over in Patsy's driveway. After prison she finds a new community and husband in AA and becomes a selfless teacher, friend, and wife. Decades later, an unimaginable piece of information turns up.
Set in midsummer Sweden, the murder of a female priest shocks the community. Rebecka Martinsson is drawn into a mystery that will soon claim another victim. The dead woman's world consumes her, a world of hurt and healing, sin and sexuality, and above all, of lethal sacrifice.
Someone is murdering unfaithful men and dismembering their bodies. To get to victims, the killer uses alibi services, companies that provide alibis to people who are having an affair. Special Agent Mary Stevens works in the Investigative Support Unit at the FBI. Can she stop the Alibi Murderer, when she doesn’t even know whether it’s a man or a woman?
Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year -- desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers a sanctuary in which she can start her life anew, but requires that she face dark memories that resonate to this day. She has no idea, however, just how close to home her fears still are ... Two college girls have gone missing in the area, and FBI special agent Deacon Novak is called to work on the case. When his inquiry unexpectedly leads him to Faith, he finds a beautiful and brave woman he can't help but fall for. Soon they'll discover that this seemingly simple investigation is anything but. Reaching back decades into Faith's own past, it will shatter everything she believes to be true and will give terrifying new meaning to "flesh and blood.
Madeline Dare takes a job teaching at a boarding school for disturbed teenagers. She finds a disturbing realm where students and teachers must follow the dean's bizarre therapies. When a chilling event confirms Madeline's suspicions, she feels trapped within a school full of lunatics.
When Anna Winger is called to use her handwriting expertise on a ransom note left at a murder scene, the crime gets under her skin. The local sheriff wants no part of Anna's brand of hocus pocus, but he'll do whatever it takes to bring his community and his office back under control.
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Staring into his frightened blue eyes, investigative genealogist Amelia Crenshaw Haines vows to help a silent little boy who is unable, or unwilling, to communicate his past. Though her own roots remain shrouded in mystery, she relies on DNA evidence to help fellow foundlings uncover theirs, until a remarkable twist of fate presents a stranger bearing an eerily familiar childhood souvenir.
Samantha Moore is an English major with an anonymous, Dickensian benefactor calling himself Mr. Knightley who offers to put her through a prestigious School of Journalism. There is only one catch: she must write him detailing her progress. Her letters to Mr. Knightley become increasingly confessional and old secrets are drawn to light. And as Sam learns to love and trust another man and herself, she learns once again how quickly trust can be broken.
In this first book in the Step by Step trilogy, global catastrophe occurs as all plastic mysteriously liquefies. All the small components making many technologies possible--navigation systems, communications, medical equipment--fail. In Sycamore River, citizens find their lives disrupted as everything they've depended on melts around them, with sometimes fatal results. All they can rely upon is themselves.
When Special Agent Griffin "Decker" Davenport opens his eyes after several days in a coma, there is unfinished business still on his mind. Decker is on the cusp of discovering the mastermind behind a human trafficking case, and he and his partner, Special Agent Kate Copolla, are about to get a surprising new lead from a very unlikely source. Eighteen-year-old Mallory Martin and her little sister Macy were the victims of an illegal adoption -- sold by their addict mother for drugs. But their "benefactor" is not who everyone thinks he is. Mallory has never told his secrets before -- the danger to her and her sister has always been too great. But everyone has a limit to what they can endure.
Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont is working a series of murders in which young women have been set on fire, their charred remains scattered at various sites. In the Arizona desert, sheriff Joanna Brady is looking into a homicide in which an elderly caretaker was run over. A breakthrough in Beaumont's case leads him into Brady's jurisdiction.
Several years have passed since we last saw Rachel Gold. The stunning and savvy attorney was then engaged to be married. Since, she has become a mother, then a grieving widow, and now she is embroiled in a lost cause -- the Frankenstein Case -- where she represents a blue collar neighborhood fighting a powerful developer intent on bulldozing their homes to erect a swanky gated community.
The renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching and studying the world's religions, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.