Desperate to find their beloved daughter, the Culvers turn to Naomi, certain someone took her, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. As naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison’s disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her, reminding her of a terrible loss she feels but cannot remember.
Naomi’s methodical search takes her deep into the icy, mysterious forest in the Pacific Northwest, and into her own fragmented past. She understands children like Madison because once upon a time, she was a lost girl, too. Known to the police and a select group of parents as "the Child Finder, " Naomi is their last hope.
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The Enchanted: A Novel P.S. PaperbackHarper #ad - Fearful and reclusive, he senses what others cannot. Others don’t see it, but I do. The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits.
Digging into the background of a killer named York, innocence and guilt, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal, honesty and corruption—ultimately revealing shocking secrets of her own. Beautiful and transcendent, the Enchanted reminds us of how our humanity connects us all, and how beauty and love exist even amidst the most nightmarish reality.
The Enchanted: A Novel P.S. Paperback #ad - Though bars confine him every minute of every day, he marries visions of golden horses running beneath the prison, heat flowing like molten metal from their backs with the devastating violence of prison life. Two outsiders venture here: a fallen priest and the Lady, an investigator who searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed.
. A wondrous and redemptive debut novel, set in a stark world where evil and magic coincide, The Enchanted combines the empathy and lyricism of Alice Sebold with the dark, imaginative power of Stephen King. This is an enchanted place.
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Force of Nature: A NovelFlatiron Books #ad - Finn, author of the woman in the WindowSelect praise for The Dry:"One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read. But one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods. Harper has made her own major mark. The new york Times. Five women go on a hike. But did that lead to murder?“Force of Nature bristles with wit; it crackles with suspense; it radiates atmosphere.
Read it!"—david baldacci, #1 new York Times bestselling author“A breathless page-turner … Ms. Only four return. An astonishing book from an astonishing writer. A. J. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal police agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker.
Force of Nature: A Novel #ad - Every word is near perfect. Jane harper, the new york times bestselling author of the dry, asks: How well do you really know the people you work with?When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path.
In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, suspicion, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, and betrayal among the hikers.
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The Dry: A NovelFlatiron Books #ad - Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. Instant new york times bestseller“a breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. And falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.
As falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke.
The Dry: A Novel #ad - Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Harper dreams up…you’ll love her sleight of hand…A secret on every page. The new york times“one of the most stunning debuts I've ever read… Every word is near perfect. David baldaccia small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper.
After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke.
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The Vanishing Season: A MysteryMinotaur Books #ad - No one there knows she was once victim number seventeen in the grisly story of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. The only one who lived. When three people disappear from her town in three years—all around her birthday—Ellery fears someone knows her secret. Her superiors dismiss her concerns, but Ellery knows the vanishing season is coming and anyone could be next.
She contacts the one man she knows will believe her: the FBI agent who saved her from a killer all those years ago. Agent reed markham made his name and fame on the back of the Coben case, but his fortunes have since turned. Winner of the minotaur books/mystery writers of america First Crime Novel Competition, Joanna Schaffhausen’s accomplished debut The Vanishing Season will grip readers from the opening page to the stunning conclusion.
The Vanishing Season: A Mystery #ad - Ellery hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sleepy Woodbury, MA, where a bicycle theft still makes the newspapers. When ellery calls him, he can’t help but wonder: sure, he rescued her, and now both of them are about to be sucked into the past, but was she ever truly saved? His greatest triumph is Ellery’s waking nightmare, back to the case that made them.
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The Woman in the Window: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - And spying on her neighbors. Then the russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. Amazing. Gillian Flynn“Unputdownable. Stephen king“A dark, twisty confection. Ruth ware“Absolutely gripping. Louise pennyfor readers of gillian flynn and tana french comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.
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But when anna, sees something she shouldn’t, gazing out her window one night, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? what is imagined? who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.
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The Great Alone: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival. Ernt allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture.
Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. At first, alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska—a place of incomparable beauty and danger.
The Great Alone: A Novel #ad - She is desperate for a place to belong. Thirteen-year-old leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. When he loses yet another job, to alaska, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.
An instant #1 new york times bestseller February 2018! "A TOUR DE FORCE. Kirkus starred reviewAlaska, 1974. Unpredictable.
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The Chalk Man: A NovelCrown #ad - They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. Until one of them turns up dead. That's when eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago. Expertly alternating between flashbacks and the present day, The Chalk Man is the very best kind of suspense novel, where every mystery has a satisfying payoff, one where every character is wonderfully fleshed out and compelling, and where the twists will shock even the savviest reader.
The chalk man fits well with other stories about troubled childhoods such as Stephen King’s novella ‘Stand by Me’… Tudor never misses a beat in showing each character as both a child and an adult while also exploring the foreboding environs of a small town. Associated pressa riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry, and will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking endingIn 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence.
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In 2016, eddie is fully grown, and thinks he's put his past behind him.
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All God's ChildrenPublicAffairs #ad - In 2003, created a new street family, now called "Thantos", returned to Portland, got out of prison, almost eleven years after his original murder, Nelson, and killed once more. Rene denfeld spent over a decade following the evolution of street family culture. She discovered that, contrary to popular belief, the majority of these teenagers hail from loving middle-class homes.
James daniel nelson first hit the streets as a teenager in 1992. Within a few months the group—they called themselves a "family"—was arrested for a string of violent murders. He joined a clutch of runaways and misfits who camped out together in a squat under a Portland bridge. Twelve family members were arrested along with him.
All God's Children #ad - Street families spread to every city from New York to San Francisco, and to many small towns in between, bringing violence with them. Yet they have left those homes to form insular communities with cultish hierarchies, quasireligions, languages, codes of behavior, and harsh rules. She reveals the extremes to which desperate teenagers will go in their search for a sense of community, and builds a persuasive and troubling case that street families have grown among us into a dark reversal of the American ideal.
While nelson sat in prison, the society he had helped form grew into a national phenomenon.
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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A NovelThomas Dunne Books #ad - It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, Kellen, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery.
A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love. When tragedy rips wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.
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The Wife Between Us: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - Unforgettable. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. This one will keep you guessing. Anita shreve, new york times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire“A clever thriller with masterful twists.
Karin slaughter, new york times bestselling author of The Kept Woman "The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. The instant new york times bestseller! "a fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down.
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