It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown -- the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. In the final installment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound -- or terrifying.
Lady Emily Fitzallan has returned to the country house where she spent her childhood for a family wedding. Leysmorton Manor brings back many memories, especially of her elder sister Clare, who vanished one day after going for a walk, never to return. But the disturbing discovery of a soldier's skeleton at the base of an ancient Yew tree brings the past shockingly into the present. Could the man's untimely death have its roots in Clare's disappearance, which occurred almost half a century ago.
About to turn 40, there's no doubt in her mind that suburban wife and mother-of-two Claire Taylor has settled. A wild week in Chicago may have shaken things up a bit, but when she returns home on the eve of Hallowe'en, she knows that this is where her life is. Except that it's all gone. The house is stripped and her family is gone. By dawn next morning, her supposedly mortgage-free home has been foreclosed against, one of Danny's childhood friends lies dead in her backyard, and Claire is caught up in a nightmare that began with her husband on Hallowe'en night, 1976.
More than twenty years after Amy Bridgeman disappeared, Joseph Bridgeman still grieves for his lost sister. When a friend talks Joseph into visiting a hypnotherapist, the experience unlocks an unexpected Pandora's box: time travel. Soon Joseph begins to think of a way to solve the mystery of his sister's disappearance once and for all.
Banks is on holiday in San Francisco and his daughter Tracy, who is in Leeds, is headed for some very deep trouble. Patrick Doyle, a former neighbour of Banks, is shot. Doyle's daughter, Erin, is to blame for the gun being in the house, and while she's in police custody, her housemate, Tracy Banks, decides to tell Erin's boyfriend. As a result she goes missing and that's not the worst of it.
When her sister is trapped in a parallel realm, Ivy turns to Adrian, the only person who believes her, and together they search for a powerful relic that can save her sister and stop a war that could doom the world--but little does Ivy know that Adrian is bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.
John Vallancourt, the cool, calm diplomat, is worried stiff. A dear friend is dead and his daughter Nancy is missing. John fears the worst -- and the worst is Nancy's sweetheart Keith Rollins. Keith is the prime suspect in the case and he is running scared, dragging Nancy into danger with him. If Keith is a murderer, John is certain of one thing: he has to catch Keith before the cops do, or he might find himself with one very dead daughter!
When a number of women are reported missing in Glasgow, the specter of a previous spate of unsolved disappearances in the city rears its head. Journalist Ray Bissett is drawn into the case when his daughter joins the ranks of the missing. Ambitious police detective Tom Kendrick won't let Ray forget a terrible incident from his past that resulted in the death of a young boy. The streets of Glasgow are haunted by the ghosts of the missing -- and an artist driven by a deadly inspiration.
Private investigator Harris Stuyvesant is an American agent who's been given the plum assignment of locating beautiful young model Philippa Crosby. But when Philippa's trail ends at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, Stuyvesant discovers a world where art meets sexual depravity-- and where a savage killer lurks in the shadows.
Robert is the second-eldest Frobisher brother and is summoned to follow up on the secret mission started by his brother Declan. Arriving at the west African seaport settlement, he meets Aileen, who is determined to find her cousin who disappeared along with the other missing people Robert has been sent to find. Naturally, their paths cross. Robert knows how dangerous prying into this mystery is. Other than Declan, everyone else who has investigated has disappeared too. And he feels duty-bound to dissuade Aileen from all further involvement. But she latches on to Robert and refuses to stay in safety when he goes deeper into the jungle.
When private security expert Charles Boxer is hired by an Indian tycoon to find his missing daughter, he goes up against religious fanatics, Indian mobsters, and London's crime lords to beat the kidnappers at their own game.
It's Christmas, and things are looking good at the Slocombe house. Thea's daughter Jessica has come to stay, much to her stepdaughter Stephanie's delight. But then things take a turn for the worse. A local family, the Frowses, find themselves increasingly harassed by an aggressive landlord. When Beverley Frowse goes missing, Thea and Stephanie both feel they should do their best to help her husband and son to solve the mystery. Christmas Day arrives. There are presents, a turkey, and general goodwill, despite Thea's suppressed hankering to be involved in events at the Frowses' house, where a dead man has been discovered?
Former foreign correspondent Lola Wicks has landed a job at a small local newspaper in Montana. A Blackfeet Indian girl missing for several months, turns up dead in a snowbank with a mysterious brand on her forearm. Lola discovers that several Blackfeet girls, all known drug users, have gone missing over the past year. Lola checks things out, only to find herself in a place where the law looks the other way, and life is cheap.
The summer after she graduated from high school, Gin Sullivan's sister, Lily, went missing. Her family fell apart, not to mention her relationship with her high school sweetheart Jake. Now, almost twenty years later, Gin is living in Chicago and working as a medical examiner when she gets the call that a body's been found in the woods outside her small hometown. It's Lily's. Confronting your past is never easy, but for Gin it means confronting Jake, who was the prime suspect in Lily's disappearance. And as Gin examines her sister's remains, she uncovers a shocking truth that could change everything -- if it doesn't kill her first.
Somehow Ford Lancaster seemed to turn up just when Rozalyn Sawyer needed him most. And as much as she hated to admit it, she couldn't help but want more of his steady presence, his smoldering kisses. Rozalyn was sure a crime had been committed against her family, but was her desperate search for the truth based on fear or
When FBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy meets successful entrepreneur Max Ridgeway again after sharing a night of unbridled passion, their attraction is undeniable---until Max's stepbrother goes missing, and Max realizes Samantha isn't who she seems.
1926, Kent. Lady Ansley's old Gaiety Theatre group are reuniting at Wychbourne Court for the weekend to perform the Follies. But, as Chef Nell Drury observes, Lady Ansley is worried. And rightly so, for as the group of actors and actresses - from the pompous Hubert Jarrett to the dashing Neville Heydock - prepare to take the stage, simmering tensions, old scores, fears and buried memories begin to resurface. What happened to Mary Ann Darling, the young Gaiety actress who disappeared thirty years ago? As the performance draws to a close, the real drama is only just beginning.
A plane lands in a deserted Upper Peninsula airstrip one night, and five dead bodies are found the next morning. The evidence suggests that not only are these murders the beginning of something bigger, but that Alex McKnight's friend Vinnie may be part of it. Alex knows he needs to find him before it's too late.
It's 1963. A new band called the Rolling Stones is beginning to make its mark and the mini-skirt is coming into fashion. For young Liverpudlian photographer Kate O'Donnell, it's an exciting time to be in the capital especially as she's on secondment to an up-and-coming fashion photographer's studio. But there's a darker side to 1960s London, Kate discovers, when the naked, battered body of a teenage prostitute is found amongst the rubbish bins behind a Soho jazz club and it turns out the victim was a former model at the studio where Kate's working. When a second young model disappears, Kate enlists her friend DS Harry Barnard's help to find out exactly what's going on.
What has happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher who trained some of France's best and brightest at the E´cole Nationale d'Administration vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. The mystery inspires a bet, one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland, can ill afford to lose. The wager is that Enzo can find out what happened to Jacques Guillard by applying new science to an old case.