Thread of Revenge

Author: Elizabeth Goddard
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488087741
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COAST GUARD PROTECTOR Marine biologist Sadie Strand is back in her coastal hometown to prove her best friend was murdered—but searching for evidence almost costs Sadie her life. Abducted, drugged and left for dead on a sinking boat, she’s barely rescued in time by Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent Gage Sessions, an old friend. Assigned to protect Sadie and connect three complicated cases, Gage risks his life time and again to make sure the woman he once loved survives. But although the handsome, guarded agent vows to protect her, someone will keep killing to ensure the truth never rises to the surface.

Thread of Suspicion

Author: Jane Peart
Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company
ISBN: 9780800756765
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Nell Winston accepts employment as companion to Gervase Montgomery's paralyzed niece. Nell has no clue about the secret of the inhabitants.

Thread of Fear

Author: Laura Griffin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416570748
Format: PDF, ePub
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Forensic artist Fiona Glass is the best in the business -- which is precisely why she's quitting. Her skill at mining victims' memories to re-create the faces of sadistic criminals has left her haunted and wary, and only Jack Bowman's dogged persistence convinces her to help him. The rugged police chief is hunting a serial killer who's targeting teenage girls. But what seems like a simple assignment is fraught with complications, including a searing attraction to Jack that's tempting Fiona to let her guard down in potentially dangerous ways. Jack never intended for Fiona to become so deeply involved in the case -- or in his life. But every instinct tells him she's his best hope for finding a psychopath who's lurking in plain sight, growing more ruthless with each passing day. And now that Fiona is right in the killer's crosshairs, the only way to keep her safe is to unravel a small town's darkest secrets, one terrifying thread at a time....

Killer Swell

Author: Jeff Shelby
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110121225X
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“Put on sunscreen and shades, get a cool drink, and join in on the fun” (Deadly Pleasures) as laid-back surfer and San Diego P.I. Noah Braddock catches a crime wave with a six-pack in the fridge, a solid beach view, and a killer past that’s come knocking. Noah remembers Marilyn Crier as the stuck-up mother of his high-school girlfriend, Kate. Back then she thought Noah was strictly out of her daughter’s league. Now, she’s appeared out of the blue, because Kate’s missing, and she thinks Noah might be able to find her—for old time’s sake. But as the investigation deepens, Noah discovers more about Kate than he ever wanted to. A lifetime away from high school, she’s been traveling in some pretty dark circles, and it’s going to take pretty sharp moves if Noah wants to make it back out alive. “Jeff Shelby has rejuvenated the P.I. novel, and not a moment too soon.”—J. A. Konrath, Anthony Award nominated author of Bloody Mary

Blind Run

Author: Patricia Lewin
Publisher: Panther Press
ISBN: 1940547903
Format: PDF, ePub
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Decker was a specialized hunter for a CIA Shadow Organization, working deep undercover to track down and capture ruthless international mercenaries and fugitives. Then a daring mission takes a lethal turn, leaving innocents dead in its wake, and Ethan’s wife a prime target of a ruthless assassin. To save her, and because he can no longer justify his actions, Ethan exiles himself to a remote desert in New Mexico, a prisoner of his own guilt and grief. Then one searing day, a former member of Decker’s covert team arrives at his door, shepherding two children. She entrusts them to his protection and leaves without explanation. Suddenly, the race is on: to reach his ex-wife before the deadly assassin finds her, and to unlock the mystery behind the two children—who have become pawns in a dark conspiracy so evil that even this former spy cannot imagine the peril that lies directly in his path.

Family Matters

Author: E. Wayne Carp
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674001862
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Adoption is a hot topic--played out in the news and on TV talk shows, in advice columns and tell-all tales--but for the 25 million Americans who are members of the adoption triad of adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents, the true story of adoption has not been told until now. Family Matters cuts through the sealed records, changing policies, and conflicting agendas that have obscured the history of adoption in America and reveals how the practice and attitudes about it have evolved from colonial days to the present. Amid recent controversies over sealed adoption records and open adoption, it is ever more apparent that secrecy and disclosure are the defining issues in American adoptions--and these are also the central concerns of E. Wayne Carp's book. Mining a vast range of sources (including for the first time confidential case records of a twentieth-century adoption agency), Carp makes a startling discovery: openness, not secrecy, has been the norm in adoption for most of our history; sealed records were a post-World War II aberration, resulting from the convergence of several unusual cultural, demographic, and social trends. Pursuing this idea, Family Matters offers surprising insights into various notions that have affected the course of adoption, among them Americans' complex feelings about biological kinship versus socially constructed families; the stigma of adoption, used at times to promote both openness and secrecy; and, finally, suspect psychoanalytic concepts, such as "genealogical bewilderment," and bogus medical terms, such as "adopted child syndrome," that paint all parties to adoption as psychologically damaged. With an unswerving gaze and incisive analysis, Carp brings clarity to a subject often muddled by extreme emotions and competing agendas. His book is essential reading for adoptees and their adoptive and biological families, and for the countless others who follow their fortunes.

Lightning People

Author: Christopher Bollen
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593764634
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Joseph Guiteau is a working actor who moved to New York to escape a tragic family history in the Midwest. Wandering through a city transformed by the attacks of September 2001, he frequents gatherings of conspiracy groups, trying to make sense of world events and his own personal history. Looming over his life is a secret that threatens to undermine his new marriage to Del, a snake expert at a city park, whose work visa is the only thread keeping her from deportation back to her native Greece. The new marriage influences the lives of those around them: William, a dark and troubled actor whose sanity is fading as quickly as his career, leading him to perform increasingly desperate acts; Madi, a young entrepreneur who will have to face the moral complications of a business made successful by the outsourcing of American jobs to India; and her brother Raj, Del’s former lover, a promising photographer whose work details the empty rooms of an increasingly alienated city. Christopher Bollen’s first novel captures the atmosphere of anxiety and loss that exists in Manhattan. It is a story of the city itself, and the interconnected lives of those attempting to navigate both Manhattan and their own mortality.

Surrender

Author: Stephanie Tyler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101609605
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Desperate, fearless, and hunted For former Navy SEAL Dare O’Rourke, Section 8 was legendary. The son of one of its missing members, he grew up in the shadow of its secrets. All he knew was that it was a cabal of operatives discharged from branches of the military and reassigned to extremely dangerous, off-the-books international missions. And that their handler was as shrouded in mystery as the missions themselves. Nothing can stop them. Nothing can break them. Now the handler of Section 8 has given extreme orders to kill any remaining members, along with their families. Dare must save his long-lost half sister, Avery, whom he was never meant to meet. Determined to fight for their lives and find their missing father, Dare and Avery bring together those who are in danger because of their relationship to Section 8 for one last mission—to avenge their families and to survive.

Water Under The Bridge A Chilling Psychological Thriller

Author: Britney King
Publisher: Hot Banana Press via PublishDrive
ISBN: 0996649743
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In the tradition of Gone Girl and Behind Closed Doors comes a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that demands your attention, and keeps you guessing until the very end. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, Water Under The Bridge delivers us the perfect dark and provocative villain. As a woman who feels her clock ticking every single moment of the day, former bad girl Kate Anderson is desperate to reinvent herself. So when she sees a handsome stranger walking toward her, she feels it in her bones, there’s no time like the present. He’s the one. Kate vows to do whatever it takes to have what she wants, even if that something is becoming someone else. Now, ten pounds thinner, armed with a new name, and a plan, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s created in her mind. But Kate has secrets. And too bad for her, that handsome stranger has a few of his own. With twists and turns you won’t see coming, Water Under The Bridge examines the pressure that many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a protagonist whose hard edges and cutthroat ambition will leave you questioning your judgment and straddling the line between what’s right and wrong. Enjoy dark fiction? Are you a fan of stories told in unique ways? If so, you’ll love Britney King’s bestselling psychological thrillers. Get to know Jude and Kate, unreliable narrators at best, intense, and, in your face at worst. Water Under The Bridge is the first book in The Water Trilogy. Available in digital and print. DEAD IN THE WATER (Book Two) and COME HELL OR HIGH WATER (Book Three) are now available. Series Praise “If Tarantino were a woman and wrote novels... they might read a bit like this.” “Fans of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins meet your next obsession.” “Provocative and scary.” “A dark and edgy page-turner. What every good thriller is made of.” “I devoured this novel in a single sitting, absolutely enthralled by the storyline. The suspense was clever and unrelenting!” “Completely original and complex.” “Compulsive and fun.” “No-holds-barred villains. Fine storytelling full of mystery and suspense.” “Fresh and breathtaking insight into the darkest corners of the human psyche.”

Wicked Break

Author: Jeff Shelby
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101212292
Format: PDF, Kindle
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.