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.
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.
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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Ashland, Or.: Blackstone Publishing; New York, N.Y. : HarperAudio, 2017
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.
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.
Sheriff Joanna Brady's personal and professional lives collide after her daughter Jenny discovers the body of her high school principal. But when the intrepid sheriff's search for justice ends at her own front door, Joanna is forced to consider the possibility that her perfect little girl may be anything but.
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"Hello, Ms Vivian ... it's been a long time."And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It's been years since she last saw Harrison Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living, and he was gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her.Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry. She's gotten what she wanted--and more--but why does her glamorous life seems so trivial?
May 1968. Sinister secrets play out miles apart in New York City. Cloaked in lies, these seemingly unrelated lives, and deaths, are destined to intersect on a distant, blood-soaked day. October 1987. The past returns with a brutal vengeance as a masked predator picks off victims whose fates intertwine with a notorious murder spree solved back in 1968, or was it?
The author of The Dead Beat and This Book is Overdue! turns her piercing eye and charming wit to the real-life avatars of Indiana Jones-the archaeologists who sort through the muck and mire of swamps, ancient landfills, volcanic islands, and other dirty places to reclaim history for us all.
In a novel by Katherine Reay, Elizabeth is forced to reimagine her future and reevaluate her past. But can a New York City chef with a painful history settle down with the family she once abandoned and make peace with the sister who once abandoned her?
Teddy Bentley, zookeeper at the Gunn Zoo, takes the zoo's llama to a Renaissance fair in the Monterey Bay area and discovers the body of the Reverend Victor Emerson. A close look reveals a crossbow dart in the man's back. The investigation reveals that the Reverend was an escaped convict, and Teddy's mother becomes the chief murder suspect.
New Orleans, 1897. Mary Deubler makes a meager living on Venus Alley, the illegal red light district. That all changes when bible-thumping Alderman Sidney Story forces the creation of a legalized district of vice. Mary rises above her hopeless lot to become the notorious Madam Josie Arlington. Filled with historical details Madam is a romp through The Big Easy and the tale of a woman's rise to influence and infamy in a world ruled by men.
Traces the story of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit animal rescue the Gentle Barn that has saved hundreds of creatures from unsafe conditions, describing how the author and shelter volunteers rehabilitate their charges to become companions for at-risk children.
Dr. Elisa Medhus never believed in life after death. As an accomplished physician, she placed her faith in science. All of that changed after her son Erik took his own life and then reached out from the other side. Based on Medhus's popular blog, Channeling Erik, "My Son and the Afterlife" provides answers to the most universal questions of being human.
In the space of a few months, Phillipa Maakestad grapples with a life turned upside down. After falling into an affair during a semester spent teaching in Ohio, Phillipa returns to Iowa for her daughter's wedding to face a tornado, a possible Nazi collaborator mother-in-law, and her husband's revenge fantasies.