Wish You Were Dead (The Thrillogy) (9781606841389): Todd Strasser: Books. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. Ten | GretchenMcNeil. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. “One of the year’s most chilling novels. She melds the mystery genre with the supernatural for a psychological thriller that is as scary as it is enthralling.” —The Miami Herald “Jennifer McMahon is a writer of exceptional talent, and The Winter People is a hypnotic, gripping and deeply moving thriller. With her beautifully drawn characters and complex, layered, and suspenseful story, McMahon has woven a dream from which I didn’t want to wake—and couldn’t have even if I wanted to.” —Lisa Unger, author of In the Blood “Crisp, mysterious and scary….
“I don’t believe in ghosts. “A fascinatingly creepy tale. “A ghost story that is … all too human…. “In an edge-of-your-seat scary ghost story, Jennifer McMahon’s The Winter People yanks you from one page to the next by expertly weaving the past and present. “A deliciously terrifying glimpse into a ghostly world that will haunt you long after you’ve finished the last page. Every You, Every Me by David Levithan. A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1) by Y.S. Lee. When by Victoria Laurie | The Geek Girl Project. Written by: Nicole Ciacchella on January 15, 2015. Image: NetGalley Genre: YA paranormal mystery High school junior Maddie Fynn has always seen the numbers, even before she understood what numbers were. At first, her parents don’t think much of the strings of digits she recites, but when Maddie’s police officer father is killed in the line of duty on a date that matches the numbers young Maddie scrawled above the picture she drew of her family, Maddie’s mother realizes the significance of Maddie’s abilities.
Years later, Mrs. Fynn is prone to drowning her sorrows in a bottle, and Maddie is doing her best to keep what’s left of her family afloat by doing readings, telling people their death dates. When a woman comes to see Maddie to ask about her sick daughter, Maddie notices that the woman’s son’s death date is fast approaching and tries to warn the woman. It has been a long, long time since I’ve enjoyed a young adult novel as much as I enjoyed Victoria Laurie’s When. On the downside:
The Woman in the Photo - Mary Hogan - Paperback. In this compulsively-readable historical novel, from the author of the critically-acclaimed Two Sisters, comes the story of two young women—one in America’s Gilded Age, one in scrappy modern-day California—whose lives are linked by a single tragic afternoon in history. 1888: Elizabeth Haberlin, of the Pittsburgh Haberlins, spends every summer with her family on a beautiful lake in an exclusive club.
Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains above the working class community of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the private retreat is patronized by society’s elite. Elizabeth summers with Carnegies, Mellons, and Fricks, following the rigid etiquette of her class. But Elizabeth is blessed (cursed) with a mind of her own. Case in point: her friendship with Eugene Eggar, a Johnstown steel mill worker. Present day: On her eighteenth birthday, genetic information from Lee Parker’s closed adoption is unlocked. Children's Book Review: Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse. Little, Brown, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-316-26060-2. Monica Hesse. Little, Brown, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-316-26060-2 In this riveting Holocaust novel, Hesse, a journalist for the Washington Post, brings readers to 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam as teenage Hanneke Bakker learns more than she ever wanted to know about the atrocities committed against her Jewish neighbors.
When Hanneke, who supports her family by delivering black market goods, is enlisted by a customer to search for a disappeared 15-year-old Jewish girl named Mirjam, she tries to keep her quest an isolated concern. As Hanneke’s investigation draws her into the web of systematized degradation and brutality afflicting all Jews, she recognizes that refusing to participate in the underground resistance would make her complicit with evil. Hanneke forcefully conveys the tortured emotions of citizens and city: “Fear.
That’s right. That was the odor I couldn’t place before. Children's Book Review: Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn. Clarion, $16.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-547-76062-9. Mary Downing Hahn. Clarion, $16.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-547-76062-9 In a gripping story all the more chilling for its roots in a real-life crime that touched Hahn's (The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall) life, two Maryland teenage girls are murdered on their way to school in 1956. The author skillfully threads together the voices of several individuals affected by the tragedy. The predominant voice is that of 16-year-old Nora, a friend of the victims who realizes that "Nothing is what it used to be.
It will never be the same again. " Frightened and confused, Nora questions her Catholic faith ("Why does God let horrible things happen to people?) Fiction Book Review: THE DISAPPEARING BODY by David Grand, Author . Doubleday/Talese $24.95 (416p) ISBN 978-0-385-50034-0. David Grand, Author . Doubleday/Talese $24.95 (416p) ISBN 978-0-385-50034-0 This new book by the author of the Howard Hughes novel Louse is a kind of postmodern thriller in which genre elements—a gritty, unnamed American city in the 1930s; sleaze and corruption galore; tough dialogue and dark secrets from the past—are laid out with such deadpan panache that they acquire a satirical edge.
This is offset, however, by an almost Dostoyevskian sense of human desperation, so that the total effect is constantly unsettling. The plot is monumentally complex, beginning with the release from jail of Victor Ribe, a veteran of the First World War, who later becomes a junkie and is framed for murder. Meanwhile, an old army buddy, Freddie Stillman, now working as a shipping clerk at a munitions manufacturer, reports seeing a murder, but the body can't be found. Fiction Book Review: Deadly Exposure by Leonard S. Goldberg, Author Dutton Books $23.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-525-94427-0.
Leonard S. Goldberg, Author Dutton Books $23.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-525-94427-0 Although it provides compelling medical information, Goldberg's fifth thriller illustrates all too clearly the difference between professional writers and professionals who write. Goldberg (Deadly Practice), a UCLA professor and consulting physician, brings back forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock, whisking her from Los Angeles to the Global Explorer II, a U.S. Navy ship off the coast of Alaska. She joins a world-class team of scientists--including a former lover--in an attempt to analyze a deadly, extraterrestrial virus found in an iceberg.
As the virus begins to spread from China to the States, people on board drop like flies (a process helped along by a promiscuous woman). The carnage accelerates when Malcolm Niederman, a self-centered researcher suffering from feelings of inferiority, decides to steal the virus to sell to foreign powers. PLAYING IN TRAFFIC by Gail Giles. Fiction Book Review: Capitol Offense by Tony Gibbs, Author Mysterious Press $19.95 (360p) ISBN 978-0-89296-474-1. Tony Gibbs, Author Mysterious Press $19.95 (360p) ISBN 978-0-89296-474-1 Diana Speed, six feet tall and blonde with a hyperactive metabolism and prodigious appetites, is asked by her boss, leonine billionaire Roger Channing, to handle a woman who has become a threat to him. Roger won't tell Diana who the woman is or what she's going to do, just that the threat involves the publishing company that he owns and Diana manages.
With the help of Eric Szabo, a security agent and recovering alcoholic, Diana sets out to find some answers. Meanwhile, Congressman Philemon Fielding has been found murdered in front of a porn theater in Times Square. After the murderess, Magdalen Tyrrell, a producer of pornographic films, turns out to be Diana and Eric's quarry, they discover that she has another, even more heinous crime in store. 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close': Everything Is Included. Sharp Objects | Gillian Flynn. My sweater was new, stinging red and ugly. It was May 12 but the temperature had dipped to the forties, and after four days shivering in my shirtsleeves, I grabbed cover at a tag sale rather than dig through my boxed-up winter clothes.
Spring in Chicago. In my gunny-covered cubicle I sat staring at the computer screen. My story for the day was a limp sort of evil. Four kids, ages two through six, were found locked in a room on the South Side with a couple of tuna sandwiches and a quart of milk. A belly. "Where are you on the story, kiddo? " "Near done. " "Good. "I can come now. " "Fuck her, file it, then come to my office.
" "Fine. He started out of my cubicle. "Preaker? " "Yes, Curry? " "Fuck her. " Frank Curry thinks I'm a soft touch. Curry's office is on the third floor. I wrote the story on her last visit. I walked in and shut the door to his office, which isn't how I'd ever imagined my editor's office would look. "Tell me about Wind Gap. " "Which are you? " "I'm trash. "Mom. "Not lately. " No way. Don't Look Behind You by Lois Duncan. Kiss — Ted Dekker. Shock:: The Official Robin Cook Site :: Author of Cure and Coma. Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, close friends and fellow grad students, respond to a campus newspaper ad that promises to solve their financial problems: an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic northwest of Boston is willing to pay top dollar to a few attractive, slim, athletic Ivy-league egg donors.
The women are pleased to be accepted into the donor program by the Wingate Infertility Clinic, and the procedures are done quickly, with minimal inconvenience. Both women are impressed by the clinic and its personnel. With her background in biology, Deborah applauds the organization's commitment to research, while Joanna is intrigued by the business aspect; she had no idea treating infertility was such a lucrative endeavor.
With the money earned from their donations, Deborah's and Joanna's circumstances change dramatically. The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton. Fiction Book Review: Unnatural Exposure by Patricia D. Cornwell, Author Putnam $25.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-399-14285-7. Patricia D. Cornwell, Author Putnam $25.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-399-14285-7 In this return to the luridly fascinating world of Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell delivers the goods her fans love best. Moving from serial dismemberment to a high-tech virus that threatens a pox-like epidemic, this eighth appearance (following last year's Cause of Death) of the compulsive forensics pathologist who is Virginia's Medical Examiner and a consultant to the FBI ranges from Dublin to Richmond, Va., making stops at a tiny barrier island in the Chesapeake Bay and the government's huge biological defense facility in Dugway, Utah.
Tours of Graceland in Memphis and Atlanta's Center for Disease Control are added before the closing in London. Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates. Fiction Book Review: Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, Author Atria Books $24.95 (448p) ISBN 978-0-671-02735-3. Dan Brown, Author Atria Books $24.95 (448p) ISBN 978-0-671-02735-3 Pitting scientific terrorists against the cardinals of Vatican City, this well-plotted if over-the-top thriller is crammed with Vatican intrigue and high-tech drama. Robert Langdon, a Harvard specialist on religious symbolism, is called in by a Swiss research lab when Dr. Vetra, the scientist who discovered antimatter, is found murdered with the cryptic word ""Illuminati"" branded on his chest.
These Iluminati were a group of Renaissance scientists, including Galileo, who met secretly in Rome to discuss new ideas in safety from papal threat; what the long-defunct association has to do with Dr. Vetra's death is far from clear. Reviewed on: 05/01/2000 Release date: 05/01/2000 Compact Disc - 978-1-933499-27-7 Downloadable Audio - 978-0-7435-3976-0 Paperback - 978-1-4165-2024-5 Mass Market Paperbound - 713 pages - 978-1-4165-7874-1 Compact Disc - 978-0-7435-8046-5 Mass Market Paperbound - 713 pages - 978-1-4165-2479-3 Compact Disc.
Book Trailer - Digital Fortress (Dan Brown) The Executioner by Jay Bennett. The Shut Mouth Society by James D. Best. I first picked out this book, because it has a cool title and Lincoln on the front cover. I expected it to be historical fiction and maybe a little dry. What it is, instead, is a thriller/detective story centered around preinaugural papers of President Abraham Lincoln. The author has done an excellent job of building the story. I wanted to know more about the secret societies (there is a second with an inconspicuous name), more about the Sherman family (is there some truth to the genealogy or totally fabricated), and more about the resolution. The ending is abrupt and, to me, not very satisfying. Commander Greg Evarts of the Santa Barbara Police Department is drawn into a strange cat and mouse game by his friend and collector of Lincoln documents.
Professor Baldwin knows more than she lets on and may not be trustworthy. School for Terror: Going to School Can Be Murder by Peter Beere - FictionDB. 13 Reasons Why | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix. Enclave | Ann Aguirre. Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (April 12, 2011) Amazon | B&N | BAM | Indiebound | Vroman’s | Book Depository | Powell’s Also on iBooks! “Spooky-cool, grimly gorgeous, tactile, tough, and terrifying.” –national bestselling author Sharon Shinn “…In her first young adult novel, Aguirre (the Sirantha Jax series) has created a gritty and highly competent heroine, an equally deadly sidekick/love interest, and a fascinating if unpleasant civilization. This series is likely to hold considerable appeal for fans of The Hunger Games.”
–Publishers Weekly“Aguirre’s young adult debut is a gripping survival story set in an apocalyptic future. . . This is a tense, action-packed dystopia with intriguingly gray characters. . . Blurb In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. .pdf.epub.