By Penny Hancock

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One winter's afternoon, voice trainer Sonia opens the door of her appealing riverside domestic to fifteen-year-old Jez, the nephew of a family members pal. He's come to borrow a few tune. Sonia invitations him in and shortly comes to a decision that she isn't going to enable him go away. As Sonia's wish to continue Jez hidden and guarded from the surface global turns into the entire extra overpowering, she is haunted through stories of an severe teenage courting, which steadily exhibit a terrifying fact. The River residence, Sonia's domestic for the reason that early life, holds secrets and techniques inside of its partitions. and outdoors, at the seashores of the Thames, new ones are coming in at the tide...
About the Author
After a number of years in London, Penny Hancock now lives in Cambridge along with her husband and 3 young ones. She is a part-time basic tuition instructor at a speech and language institution and has travelled greatly as a language instructor. this can be her first novel.

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The Price of Honor

"Exciting and raw."(Library Journal)

"Front-line legend Col. David H. Hackworth proves during this gripping story that he's as comprehensive a storyteller as he's a soldier. With shiny, strong wrestle motion and a good band of brothers in hands, The fee of Honor is among the year's notable army thrillers."

(W.E.B. Griffin)

U.S. military exact Forces Captain Sandy Caine's father had disgraced the kinfolk as a coward in Vietnam-at least, that is what he is been instructed. Now, he is approximately to discover the reality approximately his father-and a legacy of lies outfitted through the main robust gamers in Washington.

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By Simon Denman

Brief Synopsis

CONNECTED is a speculative fiction mystery with touches of technological know-how and philosophy, which reached No.1 in Amazon UK's Bestseller lists for either Thrillers and technology Fiction inside five days of release.

Beginning with the funeral of a well known classical violinist in a sleepy rural hamlet within the Lake District, a former theoretical physicist attempts to make feel of his brother's suicide. around the nation, a college scholar, having fun with the unforeseen attentions of an enigmatic seductress, is disturbed whilst his ally falls to his loss of life from the 13th flooring of a neighbouring campus tower block.

As each one attempts to resolve the secret in the back of the obvious suicides, they're drawn into an obsessive look for a computer-generated fractal video series, with startling results on human recognition, and which would simply pave the best way for discovery of the final word conception of every little thing.

However, they don't seem to be the single ones to have obvious the potential for this mind-altering video, and shortly locate themselves in a determined race opposed to time with gangsters from the shadowy worlds of intercourse, medicinal drugs, cyber-crime, and vastly multi-player online gaming.

Science Content

Although, because the reports testify, hooked up has been loved by means of many without heritage in machine technological know-how, Mandelbrot Fractal geometry, string concept, quantum physics or mind technological know-how, people with a few curiosity or wisdom in those components appear to have fairly loved the booklet.

One explanation for this seems to be that almost all of those references are literally in line with truth. after all, a few readers have most well-liked to skim those sections, and declare that this didn't detract from the tale. Others have liked the clinical element and constancy, and a few have even thanked the writer for explaining such issues in a fashion that enabled them to profit whatever new.

Philosophy, technological know-how and Religion

Although hooked up is usually loved as a fast paced secret mystery, it's also, to a constrained quantity, concerning the inevitable clash among technological know-how and faith. the 2 major male protagonists take place to be atheist, and a few of the discussion explores the various suggestions and attitudes bearing on a few of life’s deeper questions. those comprise the origins of the universe, the character of realization, and no matter if there may be lifestyles after dying. back those philosophical references to religion and atheism are few, and regularly particularly brief, yet all are an important to the story.

Setting and slang

CONNECTED is a latest novel, set solely in England. because the tale unfolds via converging plot threads, the motion switches among a fictitious village within the Lake District, the collage of Essex in Colchester (an outdated Roman city approximately 60 miles north-east of London), Bracknell (a more recent suburban city a few forty miles west of London), and North London.

Consequently, there's a few British slang and coffee use of undesirable language (e.g. a couple of situations of the F-word etc.) in response to the age and historical past of the characters.

Why Connected?

Years in the past, whereas the writer used to be at college, a fellow scholar had a breakdown and was once admitted to the neighborhood psychiatric health facility. a couple of, who knew him good, went to go to and mentioned that he’d in this case misplaced the plot and was once gabbling incomprehensibly of getting discovered the reply to existence, the universe and every little thing.

While most folks appeared fed on with disappointment and pity at this, the author’s first suggestion was once, “What if he quite had chanced on a few common truth?” even supposing by no means heavily believing that he had, it used to be on that day that the seed of an concept lodged in his younger mind – a seed that years later might germinate into the drafting of the 1st 3 chapters of attached from a cabin within the French Alps.

For extra information, please stopover at the author's site.

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The Bayou Trilogy: Under the Bright Lights, Muscle for the Wing, and The Ones You Do

By Daniel Woodrell

A hard-hitting, significantly acclaimed trilogy of crime novels from an writer approximately whom New York journal has written, "What humans say approximately Cormac McCarthy ... is going double for [Woodrell]. potentially more."

In the parish of St. Bruno, intercourse is simple, corruption festers, and double-dealing is a life-style. Rene coloration is an uncompromising detective swimming in a sea of grime.

As colour takes on hit males, porn kings, a gang of ex-cons, and the ghosts of his personal checkered earlier, Woodrell's 3 seminal novels pit long-entrenched criminals opposed to the difficult line of the legislations, brother opposed to brother, and greatly diversified sons opposed to a long-absent father.

THE BAYOU TRILOGY highlights the origins of a distinctive writer, a author who for over twenty years has created an indelible illustration of the shadows of the agricultural American event and has progressively outfitted a loyal following between crime fiction aficionados and esteemed literary critics alike.

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Shattered Secrets (Cold Creek)

By Karen Harper


Every city has its secrets… 

Returning to chilly Creek, Ohio, is an act of braveness for Tess Lockwood. kidnapped and held captive as a tender lady, she is not able to recollect something in regards to the crime that destroyed her youth and tore her relations aside. Now a grown lady with a vibrant destiny, she is bound she has positioned the earlier in the back of her. but if she inherits the relations domestic, Tess needs to confront the demons that also hang-out her and the city of chilly Creek. 

Gabe McCord has continuously blamed himself for what occurred to Tess. He were whilst she used to be snatched from the crowd of youngsters he used to be chargeable for staring at. Now Gabe has taken at the function of sheriff and hopes to shed new mild at the chilly case, specifically given his turning out to be emotions for Tess. 

Tess isn't really able to bear in mind what occurred to her, and he or she has no purpose of digging up any information that would remind her of the reality. but if one other baby within the city is going lacking, she's definite it is relating to her go back to chilly Creek. Together,Tess and Gabe must paintings to liberate their painful stories with a view to keep one other baby and heal their broken souls, for good….

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The Belting Inheritance

By Julian Symons

While a stranger arrives at Belting, he's met with a really combined reception via the occupants of the outdated condominium. Claiming his so-called ‘rightful inheritance’ the stranger makes plans to absorb place of abode immediately. this kind of factor was once certain to reason difficulties among the kinfolk – yet why have been such a lot of of them turning up lifeless?

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The Queen

By Steven James

Whereas investigating a double murder in an remoted northern Wisconsin city, F.B.I. detailed Agent Patrick Bowers uncovers a high-tech conspiracy that twists via long-buried chilly struggle secrets and techniques and pursuits present-day tensions within the center East. In his such a lot explosive mystery but, bestselling writer Steven James supplies a multi-layered storytelling journey de strength that not just gives you pulse-pounding suspense but additionally deftly explores the rippling results of the alternatives we make. The Queen is a techno-thriller that might go away you breathless, provided via the writer Publishers Weekly calls a "master storyteller on the top of his game."

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Hosts (Repairman Jack)

By F. Paul Wilson

Repairman Jack returns in a sequel to the New York Times bestseller, The Tomb!

Repairman Jack has been tearing up the city event scene ever given that he was once brought in the long island Times bestseller The Tomb. As his enthusiasts comprehend, Repairman Jack does not care for digital home equipment; he is a state of affairs fixer, regardless of how bizarre or lethal a scenario will be. Repairman Jack has no final identify, no Social safeguard quantity, and no qualms by way of getting the task done―even if it capacity placing himself in severe danger.

After fifteen years of separation, Jack is contacted by way of his long-lost sister, Kate, to aid her tune down the resource of her female friend Jeanette's surprising trance-like habit. Referred through a mysterious stranger who supplies basically Jack's identify and get in touch with quantity, Kate is surprised to determine that the "repairman" she seeks is none except her little brother―and no longer altogether chuffed to determine what little "Jackie" has been doing with himself for these kind of years. With Jack best the way in which, Kate reveals out that Jeannette's habit should be traced again to the experimental remedy she underwent for a mind tumor: now Jeannette's mind and people of numerous different topics are contaminated by way of a mutated virus. like several stable virus, it desires to multiply―and if Jack cannot cease the virus in its course, there'll be lethal effects.

Meanwhile, Jack is touring at the nine educate whilst all at once a passenger is going berserk and starts off taking pictures at random―leaving Jack no selection yet to throw himself into the highlight by way of placing the shooter down. Worse for Jack, considered one of his fellow passengers is a reporter for the neighborhood tabloid, The Light, who sees Jack's heroism as his price ticket to journalistic stardom. The reporter can provide to make Jack a celeb hero, a family name―which may suggest the tip of Repairman Jack as we all know him.

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Never Coming Back: A Novel

By Hans Koppel

A harrowing and unforgettable mystery that has taken Sweden and Britain by means of storm―a twisted plot of revenge and tragedy by means of a author whose edgy and gritty type inspires Henning Mankell and Hakan Nesser

Mike Zetterberg lives along with his spouse Ylva and their daughter in a home simply outdoor Helsingborg in Sweden. One night, Ylva does not come domestic as anticipated. Mike passes it off as a drink with a piece good friend, but if she's nonetheless lacking the following day, he starts off to fret. As Mike battles suspicion from the police and his personal depression, he's unaware that Ylva continues to be alive, only a stone's throw from his own residence: Ylva has been drawn right into a twisted plot of revenge that leads again into her and her abductors' shared past.

Given the unexpected and mysterious conditions of her disappearance, Mike turns into the executive suspect. yet what not anyone is familiar with is that she's being held hostage within the cellar of the home around the road. A mystery digicam has been arrange in her own residence in order that Ylva can simply watch her kin at the display. they can not see her―and they most likely can't listen her scream.

This superbly-told story of bad tragedy and brutal revenge now makes its American debut in paperback.

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By Michael Grant

The first in New York Times bestselling writer Michael Grant's breathtaking dystopian sci-fi saga, Gone is a page-turning mystery that invokes the vintage The Lord of the Flies besides the horror of Stephen King.

In the blink of an eye fixed, all people disappears. long past. aside from the younger. There are youth, yet no longer one unmarried grownup. simply as without warning, there are not any telephones, no web, no tv. No solution to get aid. And no approach to work out what is occurred. starvation threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the kids themselves are altering, constructing new talents—unimaginable, risky, lethal powers—that develop greater by way of the day. it is a terrifying new global. facets are being selected, a struggle is shaping up. Townies opposed to wealthy youngsters. Bullies opposed to the susceptible. strong opposed to powerless. And time is operating out: in your birthday, you disappear similar to everybody else. . . .

Michael Grant's Gone has been praised for its compelling storytelling, multidimensional characters, and a number of issues of view.

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