ONCE LURED is book #4 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1)—a free download, with over 500 five star reviews!
Women are turning up dead on a lone stretch of highway in Delaware. Some go missing for an inexplicable length of time, while others are turning up dead, their bodies left out for display in bizarre and mysterious ways. When a pattern is discovered, it becomes clear to the FBI that a twisted serial killer is on the hunt—luring girls in devious schemes—and that he won’t stop killing, ever.
The FBI, desperate to crack the case, urges Special Agent Riley Paige to take it on. But the brilliant Riley, still reeling from past cases, has finally found peace in her home life, and is determined to help her daughter April get back on her feet. Yet when the murders become too disturbing, too urgent—and when her former partner Bill implores her—Riley finally realizes she can’t say no.
Riley’s hunt leads her deep into the unsettling world of hitchhikers, of drifters, of women that no one else cares for. When she discovers that several women are being kept alive and that there is still time to save them, she realizes she will stop at nothing, obsessing over the case and driving herself to the brink. Yet Riley realizes her own life is falling apart, and her own fragile psyche can barely handle the strain. In a frantic race against time, she will have to plunge deep into the killer’s mind to save these women—and to save herself—from collapse.
A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE LURED is book #4 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
Book #5 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.
Inspired by heartrending true events in a home for unwed mothers, set in Ireland, Boston and London, this novel is perfect for readers of Jill Childs, Emily Gunnis and Kathryn Hughes.
'Utterly moving and compelling. That first line...wow! I was hooked' Patricia Scanlan
'Fantastic storytelling looking back at Ireland's dark past' Liz Nugent
'A powerful, important, beautiful book' Sinéad Crowley
'A true storyteller who keeps you turning the pages' Cathy Kelly
'A compelling read' Sheila O'Flanagan
For almost fifty years, Katie Carroll has kept a box tucked away inside her wardrobe. It dates from her time working as a nurse in a west of Ireland home for unwed mothers in the 1970s. The box contains a notebook holding the details of the babies and young women she met there. It also holds many of the babies' identity bracelets.
Following the death of her husband, Katie makes a decision. The information she possesses could help reunite adopted people with their birth mothers, and she decides to post a message on an internet forum. Soon the replies are rolling in, and Katie finds herself returning many of the bracelets to their original owners. She encounters success and failure, heartbreak and joy. But is she prepared for old secrets to be uncovered in her own life?
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Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, I Feel Bad About My Neck is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.
An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators—Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist—are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.
But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand, a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. The enemy who hounds them is like no other, a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.
From crumbling tombs to splendorous churches, Erin and her two companions must confront a past that traces back thousands of years, to a time when ungodly beasts hunted the dark spaces of the world, to a moment in history when Christ made a miraculous offer, a pact of salvation for those who were damned for eternity.
Here is a novel that is explosive in its revelation of a secret history. Why do Catholic priests wear pectoral crosses? Why are they sworn to celibacy? Why do the monks hide their countenances under hoods? And why does Catholicism insist that the consecration of wine during Mass results in its transformation to Christ's own blood? The answers to all go back to a secret sect within the Vatican, one whispered as rumor but whose very existence was painted for all to see by Rembrandt himself, a shadowy order known simply as the Sanguines.
In the end, be warned: some books should never be found, never opened—until now.
The British-born Punjabi Shergill sisters—Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina—were never close and barely got along growing up, and now as adults, have grown even further apart. Rajni, a school principal is a stickler for order. Jezmeen, a thirty-year-old struggling actress, fears her big break may never come. Shirina, the peacemaking "good" sister married into wealth and enjoys a picture-perfect life.
On her deathbed, their mother voices one last wish: that her daughters will make a pilgrimage together to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out her final rites. After a trip to India with her mother long ago, Rajni vowed never to return. But she’s always been a dutiful daughter, and cannot, even now, refuse her mother’s request. Jezmeen has just been publicly fired from her television job, so the trip to India is a welcome break to help her pick up the pieces of her broken career. Shirina’s in-laws are pushing her to make a pivotal decision about her married life; time away will help her decide whether to meekly obey, or to bravely stand up for herself for the first time.
Arriving in India, these sisters will make unexpected discoveries about themselves, their mother, and their lives—and learn the real story behind the trip Rajni took with their Mother long ago—a momentous journey that resulted in Mum never being able to return to India again.
The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters is a female take on the Indian travel narrative. "I was curious about how different the trip would be if it were undertaken by women, who are vulnerable to different dangers in a male-dominated society," Balli Kaur Jaswal writes. "I also wanted to explore the tensions between tradition and modernity in immigrant communities, and particularly how those tensions play out among women like these sisters, who are the first generation to be raised outside of India."
Powerful, emotionally evocative, and wonderfully atmospheric, The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters is a charming and thoughtful story that illuminates the bonds of family, sisterhood, and heritage that tether us despite our differences. Funny and heartbreaking, it is a reminder of the truly important things we must treasure in our lives.
Within a tavern, where the veil is thin, treachery reaches out from the madness and into our world. Of heroes and virtuous gods there are few. From the depths crawls a lowly spawn devoid of conscience. Knowing only hate and fear, he will do anything to stay out of hell.
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She ran to save her people from her betrothed. He intends to use her to start a galactic war, unless she can stay out of his clutches.
When she runs into one of her old guards, she's pulled back into the life she disavowed.
She can no longer afford to run. It is time to rise up and do what she should have done from the start - go to war.
She's a hard-boiled private eye in Soullake City, and she specializes in finding lost souls. The city sits on top of a gate to Heaven and Hell, and it's up to her to ensure neither the light nor dark spill through.
She's got a problem, though. She made a deal with the Devil to access her immortal soul, and it now sits around her neck as a clockwork amulet. But in unlocking her soul, she unlocked her destiny, and both must now vie for control of the Harbinger.
Frey's life is a lie. She doesn't remember being bound from magic. She didn't intend to discover this dangerous secret, to get entangled in Council business. But she did.
And now she's on the run.
With the aid of a stranger, she discovers a world beyond the elves who bound her. But it's a world of shadows and dark magic, a world she's been warned not to trust. The farther she strays, the more she finds a forgotten past. As she fights to reclaim her true identity, Council trackers hunt her down.
If they find her, she will burn.
The stranger offers her a way out, but it's a path of no return. How do you know who to believe when you don't even know who you are?
Zel is a Level VIII Finder who travels the multiverse searching for objects of worth for his masters. When he travels to Earth to acquire an ancient treasure, he runs into Helen. She has a treacherous secret that could unravel the very fabric of reality and tear the multiverse apart.
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Est-ce qu’elle a trop fait confiance à un des hommes mariés ?
Est-ce qu’elle a été victime d’un chantage ? D’un harceleur ?
Ou y avait-il un mobile beaucoup plus malveillant ?
La liste des suspects emmène Jessie dans des quartiers riches et impeccablement entretenus, derrière le voile de vies en apparence idéales qui sont en fait pourries jusqu’à la moelle. Le tueur, comprend Jessie, doit se cacher derrière un de ces sourires faux et artificiels.
Essayant à la fois d’attraper un tueur et de soutenir sa propre psyché fragile, Jessie doit sonder les profondeurs de sa psychose. Pendant ce temps-là, son propre père assassin est dans la nature et ne reculera devant rien pour la tuer.
Thriller psychologique haletant aux personnages inoubliables et au suspense terrifiant, LE SOURIRE IDÉAL est le tome 4 d’une nouvelle série captivante dont vous tournerez les pages tard dans la nuit.
Le tome 5 de la série de Jessie Hunt sera disponible bientôt.
--Critiques de livres et de films, Roberto Mattos (re Une fois partie)
SI ELLE S’ENFUYAIT (Un mystère Kate Wise) est le volume 5 d’une nouvelle série thriller psychologique par Blake Pierce, l’auteur à succès de Une fois partie (volume 1) (téléchargement gratuit), un bestseller nº1 ayant reçu plus de 1 000 critiques à cinq étoiles.
Quand une autre femme de 50 ans est retrouvée morte chez elle dans un quartier chic – la deuxième victime en moins de deux mois – le FBI est perplexe. Ils font appel à leur agent le plus brillant – Kate Wise, 55 ans et à la retraite – pour reprendre du service et les aider à élucider cette affaire.
Qu’est-ce que ces deux victimes ont en commun ? Ont-elles été spécifiquement ciblées ?
Combien de temps leur reste-t-il avant que le tueur ne frappe à nouveau ?
Et est-ce que Kate, qui n’est plus à son apogée, est toujours capable d’élucider des affaires compliquées ?
Un thriller riche en action avec un suspense qui vous tiendra en haleine, SI ELLE S’ENFUYAIT est le volume 5 d’une fascinante nouvelle série qui vous fera tourner les pages jusqu’à des heures tardives de la nuit.
Le volume 6 dans la série MYSTÈRE KATE WISE sera bientôt disponible.
Lorsque des corps sont retrouvés sur les berges pluvieuses de Puget Sound, sans la moindre piste à laquelle se raccrocher, on assigne l’affaire à l’Agent Spécial du FBI Mackenzie White. Alors qu’elle estimait qu’il s’agissait seulement d’homicides ordinaires et que cette affaire l’aiderait à reprendre confiance sur le terrain, Mackenzie réalise rapidement que l’enquête lui réserve des surprises.
En pleine course contre la montre et face à un épouvantable nombre de victimes, Mackenzie se retrouve à plonger dans l’esprit d’un tueur en série psychotique, prise dans un jeu du chat et de la souris. Alors qu’elle éprouve des difficultés à retourner travailler après avoir mis son fils au monde, elle se demande si les événements ne la dépassent pas complètement.
Et au moment où les choses ne semblent pas pouvoir empirer, un rebondissement choquant qu’elle ne pouvait pas prévoir survient.
Un thriller psychologique sombre avec un suspense qui vous tiendra en haleine, AVANT QU’IL NE HARCÈLE est le volume 13 d’une fascinante nouvelle série, et d’un nouveau personnage, qui vous fera tourner les pages jusqu’aux heures tardives de la nuit.
Également disponible du même auteur Blake Pierce : SANS LAISSER DE TRACES (Un mystère Riley Paige – Volume 1) - bestseller nº1 avec plus de 1200 critiques à cinq étoiles - et un téléchargement gratuit !
--Critiques de livres et de films, Roberto Mattos (re SANS LAISSER DE TRACES)
DE RETOUR À LA MAISON (Un mystère Chloé Fine) est le volume 5 d’une nouvelle série suspense psychologique par Blake Pierce, l’auteur à succès de SANS LAISSER DE TRACES (volume 1) (téléchargement gratuit), un bestseller nº1 ayant reçu plus de 1 000 critiques à cinq étoiles.
Quand deux maris, des meilleurs amis, sont retrouvés morts dans une petite ville riche de banlieue, l’agent spécial de l’unité VICAP du FBI, Chloé Fine, 27 ans, est appelée à mener l’enquête afin de dévoiler les mensonges qui ont cours dans cette petite ville et retrouver l’assassin.
Chloé va devoir passer outre les allures et les apparences parfaites de cette ville pour découvrir qui étaient réellement ces deux hommes et qui aurait pu souhaiter leur mort. Et dans une ville qui se targue de son caractère exclusif, ce ne sera pas facile à faire.
Quels secrets ces deux maris dissimulaient-ils ?
Un suspense psychologique émotionnel avec des personnages complexes, une atmosphère de petite ville et un suspense qui vous tiendra en haleine, DE RETOUR À LA MAISON est le volume 5 d’une fascinante nouvelle série qui vous fera tourner les pages jusqu’à des heures tardives de la nuit.
Le volume 6 dans la série CHLOÉ FINE sera bientôt disponible.
--Critique littéraire et cinématographique, Roberto Mattos (à propos de Sans Laisser de Traces).
LA TRAQUE (Les Origines de Riley Paige -- Tome 5) est le livre N°5 de la nouvelle série de thrillers psychologiques de l'auteur à succès N°1 Blake Pierce, dont le best-seller gratuit Sans Laisser de Traces (Tome 1) a reçu plus de 1 000 critiques cinq étoiles.
Quand deux adolescentes sont retrouvées mortes dans deux états différents, chacune étranglée, tuée à quelques jours d’intervalles l’une de l’autre, le FBI fait appel un nouvel agent brillant, Riley Paige, âgée de 22 ans, pour arrêter le tueur avant qu’il ne frappe à nouveau.
Riley, fraîchement sortie de l’académie et qui vient de clôturer sa dernière affaire, prend ses marques dans sa carrière au FBI et avec son nouveau partenariat avec Jake, son mentor. Elle commence à avoir confiance en ses capacités… quand survient cette nouvelle affaire. Cette affaire qui la choque, qui la laisse perplexe, et qui ébranle profondément sa confiance en elle.
Qu’est-ce que ces deux filles ont en commun ? Pourquoi ne parvient-elle pas à le découvrir ? Ce tueur est-il aussi diabolique qu’elle le pense ?
La seule façon pour Riley de le découvrir, c’est de pénétrer dans les profondeurs sombres de l’esprit du tueur, de flirter avec le précipice des ténèbres… et d’espérer de ne pas se faire engloutir vivante.
Un thriller rempli d'action avec un suspens palpitant, LA TRAQUE est le 5e Tome d'une nouvelle série captivante qui vous donnera envie de tourner les pages jusqu'au bout de la nuit. Il ramène les lecteurs 20 ans en arrière, au commencement de la carrière de Riley, et il vient compléter parfaitement la série SANS LAISSER DE TRACES (Une Enquête de Riley Paige), qui comprend 15 tomes.
Le Tome 6 de la série LES ORIGINES DE RILEY PAIGE sera bientôt disponible.
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (à propos de SANS LAISSER DE TRACES)
LE LOOK IDÉAL est le sixième tome d’une nouvelle série de suspense psychologique par l’auteur à succès Blake Pierce, dont le best-seller n°1, SANS LAISSER DE TRACES (disponible en téléchargement gratuit), a obtenu plus de 1000 critiques à cinq étoiles.
Quand un homme est retrouvé mort dans une chambre d’hôtel de Los Angeles après avoir passé la nuit avec une prostituée, personne n’en pense grand-chose, jusqu’au moment où ce qui ressemblait à un cas isolé s’avère être une série. Il devient bientôt clair qu’une prostituée est devenue tueuse en série et que Jessie Hunt, 29 ans, profileuse criminelle et agent du FBI, est peut-être la seule à pouvoir l’arrêter.
Thriller psychologique palpitant aux personnages inoubliables et au suspense haletant, LE LOOK IDÉAL est le tome 6 d’une nouvelle série qui vous tiendra éveillé tard la nuit.
Le tome 7 de la série Jessie Hunt sera bientôt disponible.
Have you ever had a deadline for a big work project, only to find yourself down to the wire because you spent too much time on social media? Or gotten excited about meeting someone new, only to convince yourself he isn’t really interested? How many Januarys have you resolved that this is the year you’re finally going to lose the weight, only to abandon your diet in just a few weeks? If these scenarios sound familiar, you are stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage.
At one point or another, we’ve all done something that undermines our best interests and intentions. Even the most successful people get in their own way—often without realizing it. In Stop Self-Sabotage, licensed clinical psychologist, tenured professor, and television personality Dr. Judy Ho takes a fresh look at self-sabotage to help us answer two vital questions: Why do we do it? How do we stop?
Combining therapeutically proven strategies with practical tools and self-assessments, Dr. Judy teaches you how to identify your triggers, modify your thoughts and behaviors, find your true motivation, and unlock your willpower to stop this vicious cycle in its tracks. Practical and transformative, Stop Self-Sabotage is your ultimate guide to jumpstart lasting, positive change and start living the life you want.
Julie of the Wolves is a staple in the canon of children’s literature and the first in the Julie trilogy. The survival theme makes it a good pick for fans of wilderness adventures such as My Side of the Mountain, Hatchet, or Island of the Blue Dolphins.
This edition, perfect for classroom or home use, includes John Schoenherr’s original scratchboard illustrations throughout, as well as bonus materials such as an introduction written by Jean Craighead George’s children, the author’s Newbery acceptance speech, selections from her field notebooks, a discussion guide, and a further reading guide.
To her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When her life in the village becomes dangerous, Miyax runs away, only to find herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness.
Miyax tries to survive by copying the ways of a pack of wolves and soon grows to love her new wolf family. Life in the wilderness is a struggle, but when she finds her way back to civilization, Miyax is torn between her old and new lives. Is she Miyax of the Eskimos—or Julie of the wolves?
Don't miss any of the books in Jean Craighead George's groundbreaking series: Julie of the Wolves, Julie, and Julie's Wolf Pack.
Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled—her life has been sold for a dowry. Can she forge her own future, even in the face of time-worn tradition?
Perfect for schools and classrooms, this universally acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning novel by master of historical fiction Gloria Whelan is a gripping tale of hope that will transport readers of all ages.
This is a fast-paced coming-of-age comedy novel that has adventure, mystery, and a touch of romance by Hélène Boudreau, nominated for a Canadian children's choice award for her middle grade novel ACADIAN STAR.
If she hadn't been so clueless, she might have seen it coming. But really, who expects to get into a relaxing bathtub after a stressful day of shopping for tankinis and come out with scales and a tail?
Most. Embarrassing. Moment. Ever.
Jade soon discovers she inherited her mermaid tendencies from her mom. But if Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown?
Jade is determined to find out. So how does a plus-size, aqua-phobic mer-girl go about doing that exactly? And how will Jade ever be able to explain her secret to her best friend, Cori, and to her crush, Luke?
This summer is about to get a lot more interesting...
Cally Fisher knows she can see her dead mother, but the only other living soul who does is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mom appears. How can Cally convince anyone that her mom is still with the family, or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog belongs with them?
With beautiful, spare writing and adorable animals, A Dog Called Homeless is perfect for readers of favorite middle-grade novels starring dogs, such as Because of Winn-Dixie and Shiloh.
In the small town of Xanadu, Wyoming lies the Menagerie, a top secret facility filled with unicorns, dragons, phoenixes, and other fairy tale creatures. At least, it was a secret—until six griffin cubs escaped.
If Logan and Zoe don’t get the cubs back fast, the entire Menagerie will be shut down. The race is on and the resulting adventure is only the beginning of a thrilling series that will leave readers wanting a magical menagerie of their very own.
Listen, Slowly is a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year!
A California girl born and raised, Mai can’t wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, she has to travel to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is going back to find out what really happened to her husband during the Vietnam War.
Mai’s parents think this trip will be a great opportunity for their out-of-touch daughter to learn more about her culture. But to Mai, those are their roots, not her own. Vietnam is hot, smelly, and the last place she wants to be. Besides barely speaking the language, she doesn’t know the geography, the local customs, or even her distant relatives. To survive her trip, Mai must find a balance between her two completely different worlds.
Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Linda Sue Park, Listen, Slowly is an irresistibly charming and emotionally poignant tale about a girl who discovers that home and culture, family and friends, can all mean different things.
“Big Nate is funny, big time.”—Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The fifth Big Nate novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce, all about king of detention and cartooning genius Nate Wright!
Everyone knows N-A-T-E does not equal N-E-A-T!
And when Nate’s sloppiness gets out of hand, his best friend, Francis, is in serious trouble.
Can Nate clean up his act, or will he flip out first?
For fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Meet Big Nate, world-class boredom buster and definitely NOT the teacher’s pet.
The final chapter in the bestselling, critically acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy, in which a con-woman and an idealistic djinn prince join forces to save a magical kingdom from a devastating civil war.
Daevabad has fallen.
After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people.
But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara’s dark past. To vanquish them, he must face some ugly truths about his history and put himself at the mercy of those he once considered enemies.
Having narrowly escaped their murderous families and Daevabad’s deadly politics, Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. While Nahri finds peace in the old rhythms and familiar comforts of her human home, she is haunted by the knowledge that the loved ones she left behind and the people who considered her a savior are at the mercy of a new tyrant. Ali, too, cannot help but look back, and is determined to return to rescue his city and the family that remains. Seeking support in his mother’s homeland, he discovers that his connection to the marid goes far deeper than expected and threatens not only his relationship with Nahri, but his very faith.
As peace grows more elusive and old players return, Nahri, Ali, and Dara come to understand that in order to remake the world, they may need to fight those they once loved . . . and take a stand for those they once hurt.