When her unemployed dad lands a job as a census taker, things start looking up. But he's sent deep into East Malo Verde, where gang members rule the streets and fear anyone with a badge who knocks on doors. One night, a gang member mistakes him for a cop and beats him savagely, leaving him for dead.
Her best friends, her chem lab partner, her mom, and the detective assigned to the case all try to convince her to focus on school. But school won't prepare her for a world that ignores a crime against a good man. Emma must decide what's more important: doing what's expected, or doing what she feels is right . . . even if it leads her down a dark and dangerous path of revenge.
The Red Road is about a girl in turmoil, coming of age as she discovers the depths - and the limits - of friendship, first love, and the bond between parents and their children.
Subjects: contemporary literature, literary fiction, psychological fiction, family drama
In a quiet New England community members of swim team and their dedicated parents are preparing for a home meet. The most that Annie, a swim-mom of two girls, has to worry about is whether or not she fed her daughters enough carbs the night before; why her husband, Thomas, hasn’t kissed her in ages; and why she can’t get over the loss of her brother who shot himself a few years ago.
But Annie’s world is about to change. From the bleachers, looking down at the swimmers, a dark haired man watches a girl. No one notices him. Annie is busy getting to know Paul, who flirts with Annie despite the fact that he’s married to her friend Chris, and despite Annie’s greying hair and crow’s feet. Chris is busy trying to discover whether or not Paul is really having an affair, and the swimmers are trying to shave milliseconds off their race times by squeezing themselves into skin-tight bathing suits and visualizing themselves winning their races.
When a girl on the team is murdered at a nearby highway rest stop—the same rest stop where Paul made a gruesome discovery years ago—the parents suddenly find themselves adrift. Paul turns to Annie for comfort. Annie finds herself falling in love. Chris becomes obsessed with unmasking the killer.
With a serial killer now too close for comfort, Annie and her fellow swim-parents must make choices about where their loyalties lie. As a series of startling events unfold, Annie discovers what it means to follow your intuition, even if love, as well as lives, could be lost.
Set in the close-knit Portuguese community of Provincetown, Massachusetts, The Orphans of Race Point traces the relationship between Hallie Costa and Gus Silva, who meet as children in the wake of a terrible crime that leaves Gus parentless. Their friendship evolves into an enduring and passionate love that will ask more of them than they ever imagined.
On the night of their high school prom, a terrible tragedy devastates their relationship and profoundly alters the course of their lives. And when, a decade later, Gus—now a priest—becomes entangled with a distraught woman named Ava and her daughter Mila, troubled souls who bring back vivid memories of his own damaged past, the unthinkable happens: he is charged with murder. Can Hallie save the man she’s never stopped loving, by not only freeing him from prison but also—finally—the curse of his past?
Told in alternating voices, The Orphans of Race Point illuminates the transformative power of love and the myriad ways we find meaning in our lives.
Natalie Brandon knows Nicholas II, last tsar of Russia, left a secret bank account to provide for his family in exile. But getting someone to believe her is harder than finding the account itself. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Natalie is tormented by a recurring hallucination, the voice of an angel named Belial. Even her sister, a Russian history professor, won’t take her seriously…until a blond, blue-eyed Russian spy kidnaps Natalie, claiming she’s the only one who can lead him to the treasure.
But Constantine Dashkov isn’t the only one after the tsar’s missing millions. Russian prime minister Maxim Starinov will do anything to get the money for himself. Natalie and Constantine must outrun Starinov’s death squad as they track the treasure from San Francisco to Moscow to London. With nothing more than Natalie’s ghostly intuition to guide them, can she and Constantine stay alive long enough to protect the tsar’s legacy from a greedy despot?
The Romanov Legacy is the first book in the Natalie Brandon thriller series, with fast-paced action and a heroine readers call "unforgettable" and "enchanting." If you like Dan Brown’s historical puzzles and the international intrigue of Daniel Silva, then you'll love Jenni Wiltz's page-turning thrillers.
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Perfect for fans of: international crime novels, spy novels, espionage and conspiracy thrillers, psychological thrillers
When Natalie Brandon joins her sister Beth in Paris, the past comes alive...and no one escapes unscathed. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Natalie hears a recurring hallucination, the voice of an angel named Belial. When he guides her to the church of Saint-Joseph-des-Carmes, Natalie stumbles on two deadly secrets...a family connection to the massacre that took place there during the French Revolution, and a long-lost relic buried deep within its walls.
But Natalie isn't the only one who knows about the relic. An ultra-nationalist French professor steeped in medieval warfare and a former Legionnaire have joined forces to claim the relic and launch an uprising that will end in blood and fire on France's streets. Can Natalie and Beth stay alive long enough to save the relic and stop the next French revolution?
The Carmelite Prophecy is the second book in the Natalie Brandon thriller series, with fast-paced action and a heroine readers call "unforgettable" and "enchanting." If you like Dan Brown’s historical puzzles and the international intrigue of Daniel Silva, then you'll love Jenni Wiltz's page-turning thrillers.
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Perfect for fans of: international crime novels, historical thrillers, espionage and conspiracy thrillers, psychological thrillers
Natalie Brandon doesn't believe in curses - except the one afflicting her. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, she's tormented by a recurring hallucination - the voice of an angel named Belial. When her boss acquires a copy of a rare Bible from 1631, Belial tells her that the book is linked to the tragic Stuart dynasty - and the curse that brought it down.
Natalie doesn't believe it until the public unveiling of the book goes horribly awry. A pair of thieves take Natalie, her sister, and her boss hostage. When Belial orders her to keep the thieves from stealing the Bible, Natalie knows it's because he wants to unleash the curse once more. Will she stop the thieves or will she stop Belial? No matter which choice she makes, someone will die.
The Sinner's Bible is the third book in the Natalie Brandon thriller series, with fast-paced action and a heroine readers call "unforgettable" and "enchanting." If you like Dan Brown’s historical puzzles and the supernatural suspense of Robert Masello, then you'll love Jenni Wiltz's page-turning thrillers.
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Perfect for fans of: international crime novels, heist thrillers, historical thrillers, and espionage and conspiracy thrillers