Number one bestseller Val McDermid returns with a gripping, chilling, suspenseful novel featuring two of the most distinctive characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan ___________________ Don't miss the electrifying new Tony ...
Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Hachette UK
'The Queen of Crime reigns again with a thrill from Hill' Independent 'No one can plot or tell a story like she can' Daily Express 'That day, waiting had been almost unbearable. He wanted something more spectacular, something that couldn't be ignored. These deaths needed to make a mark . . .' Psychological profiler Tony Hill is trained to see patterns, to decode the mysteries of human behaviour, and when he comes across a series of suicides among women tormented by vicious online predators, he begins to wonder if there is more to these tragedies than meets the eye. Similar circumstances, different deaths. Could it be murder? But what kind of serial killer wants his crimes to stay hidden? Former DCI Carol Jordan has her own demons to confront, but with lives at stake, Tony and Carol begin the hunt for the most dangerous and terrifying kind of killer - someone who has nothing to fear and nothing to lose . . . Number one bestseller Val McDermid returns with a gripping, chilling, suspenseful novel featuring two of the most distinctive characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan ___________________ Don't miss the electrifying new Tony Hill & Carol Jordan thriller - HOW THE DEAD SPEAK is out now ___________________ Praise for Queen of Crime Val McDermid: 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail 'So gripping it puts your life on hold' The Times 'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review 'McDermid remains unrivalled' Observer The ninth book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, from No. 1 bestselling author Val McDermid.
Chess, Box and Splinter sat in silence in a corridor inside the detention unit. On
arrival they had been marched here, chained together and ordered to sit on iron
chairs that were lined against the hard white wall. Then they had been manacled
Author: Benjamin J. Myers
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Children everywhere are disappearing. Orphan, Chess Tuesday, and her brothers, Box and Splinter, don't want to be next. But they are being tracked by two powerful enemy organizations, each intent on destroying the other . . . Who is good and who is evil? Why do both sides need the Tuesdays? And can anyone escape the hunters? Chess, Box and Splinter are about to embark on a terrifying mission to find out.
But in that splinter of silence, Mary Louise whimpered, a sound like the mewing of
a kitten. “Let the child come to me.” “No.” “Now.” Diamondhard. “I can't.” “Why not
?” “I love her, too.” “You don't know her.” “She won't endure what we did.
Author: Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Random House
The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back... For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away. The killer of young women. The monster. And the one who has now come back. Feeding on fear, grief and rage. Killing again. Killing girls. Getting closer. Coming for Tempe.
It was as if a splinter of silence had broken off and wedged itself between them .
She didn't like to sleep over at Grace anymore , for when she did , and woke to
her nightmare , instead of singing to her , Grace sobbed with her . And the world ...
Author: Joanne Fedler
Publisher: Jacana Media
In Mia's search to reconnect with the places and people she left behind, she journeys through her childhood, through her relationships with her beloved father, Issey, her nanny, Sarafina, and best friend, Grace. But, the first person she will have to face is her distant mother, Fran. This story weaves together the present, past and distant past.
Sometimes a splinter would find its way out without help, but rarely. By
appearance such a splinter would affect very little of me, but yet my mind would
become etched with the unavoidable nuisance of the sting that had been created.
The bit of ...
Author: Amanda Richardson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Amanda and her family seemed to be the perfect family. But the secrets they hid beneath the surface were destroying Amandas life. Though friends and relatives knew that her fatheran upstanding citizen, a contributing member of society, and a religious family leaderwas strict, they had no knowledge of the physical, mental, and emotional torture he inflicted upon Amanda and her brother, David. After four years of sexual abuse, Amanda felt like an empty shell of a human being, incapable of any productive future. In Saved from Silence, author Amanda Richardson explores the doubts, fears, and perplexities of the abuse that took place in her childhood. She especially yearned for validation from her mother, who steadfastly refused to acknowledge that the abuse had even occurred. Each confrontation with her mother was met with rejection, blame, and failure. After years of therapy, love, support, and prayer, Amanda has broken her silence, confronted her abuser, and made herself whole. An honest and courageous memoir, Saved from Silence not only shares Amandas personal, heart-wrenching story of abuse, but serves to impart a greater awareness and understanding of child abuse and its depth, severity, and long-term effects, for which early intervention is a key element to healing and recovery.
In Nicci’s French’s thrilling fifth book, London psychotherapist Frieda Klein herself becomes the prime suspect in a murder A bloated corpse turns up in the Thames, throat slashed, and the only clue is a hospital wristband reading Dr. F ...
Author: Nicci French
In Nicci’s French’s thrilling fifth book, London psychotherapist Frieda Klein herself becomes the prime suspect in a murder A bloated corpse turns up in the Thames, throat slashed, and the only clue is a hospital wristband reading Dr. F. Klein. Frieda is taken to see the body and realizes with horror that it is Sandy, her ex-boyfriend. She’s certain that the killer is Dean Reeve—the man who has never stopped haunting her. But the police think he has been dead for years, and Frieda is their number one suspect. With few options, Frieda goes on the run to save herself and try to uncover the truth. Praise for the Frieda Klein Mystery series: “Fierce, fascinating, and full of insight, Frieda Klein is irresistible.” —Val McDermid, bestselling author of Splinter the Silence “Sophisticated, gripping, addictive. Crime novels that stand head and shoulders above the competition.” —Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of Woman with a Secret “Complex psychological suspense at its best.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Just got a splinter.” Silence reigned at the bottom of the stairs for a moment, then,
“No one hollers like that over a splinter. I'm coming up.” That's all I need, Cole
thought, cursing as he kicked his bag under the table. A splinter was nothing ...
Author: Julie Hogan
Leaving behind her celebrity career, Lauren Simpson had settled in the small town of Valle Verde, California, to pursue simpler dreams as the kind of mother her adopted son, Jem, deserved. After her last heartbreak, Lauren didn't need another man complicating her life. At least, she didn't think so.... Posing as a handyman, Cole Travis had come to town in search of the son he'd never known—who just might be Jem Simpson. But the closer he grew to Lauren, the more troubled Cole's heart became. Could this secret father find a way to untangle the lies...and gain both his son and the love of a lifetime?
He looked as if he might jump to his feet at any moment, so Marc broke the
silence. 'I want to report a crime.' He went on to summarize the inexplicable
events that had overtaken him, speaking faster and faster the more often the
Author: Sebastian Fitzek
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Have you ever done something you wish you could forget? Wracked with grief after an accident killed his wife and unborn child, all Marc Lucas wants is to wipe his memory. Until he returns home one night to find that his key doesn't fit in the lock and his wife is alive, well and pregnant - but claims not to recognise him. Marc is drawn into a nightmare world, one where it's impossible to separate reality from fiction. Is he going mad? Or is there a conspiracy at work - one that could cost him his memory, his sanity...even his life.
“Fierce, fascinating and full of insight, Frieda Klein is irresistible.”—Val McDermid, bestselling author of Splinter the Silence The electrifying fourth book in the internationally bestselling Frieda Klein Mystery series Frieda Klein ...
Author: Nicci French
“Fierce, fascinating and full of insight, Frieda Klein is irresistible.”—Val McDermid, bestselling author of Splinter the Silence The electrifying fourth book in the internationally bestselling Frieda Klein Mystery series Frieda Klein is uninterested in catching up on old times when her former classmate, Maddie Capel, shows up at her door—until she hears about Maddie’s troubled daughter, Becky. The teenager claims she was raped in her own bed one night while her mother was downstairs. Her assailant left her with a warning: “Don’t think of telling anyone, sweetheart. Nobody will believe you.” And no one does—except Frieda. Becky’s story awakens dark memories of an eerily similar incident in Frieda’s own past that she’s been avoiding for decades. When Becky is found hanging from a beam in her bedroom, Frieda returns home, seeking out her old high school friends to ask what they remember about the night that prompted Frieda to leave town for good. But confronting the ghosts of the past turns out to be more dangerous than she ever expected.
Reminiscent of old black-and-white-thrillers showing ominous faces of bereaved
identifying victims.Cities in November. In the deadly silence between two o'clock
and half past four. * Between two and half past four I was with her one last time, ...
Author: Roland Reitmair
Marcel, the protagonist of the novel, lived all his youth at his uncle Robert's home and was raised in the tense athmosphere of uncle's petit-bourgaise character and Marcel's furtive love to aunt Sabine -Robert's wife. When aunt Sabine died due to her husband's action in a tragic moment Marcel started to feel completely displaced. He could have stopped the murder before: In a cold winters night his uncle once lay in the snow uncounciously. Marcel had saved his life... if he had not, Sabine could still be alive...
Silence. I carefully open the door and look in the room. It's an ordinary of fice—
desk, filing cabinets, a couple of chairs. I move on and come to a T. To the left is a
door marked Secure Area in script I recognize to be Kurdistan. I'm not too familiar
Author: David Michaels
In response to the growing use of sophisticated digital encryption to conceal potential threats to the United States, the National Security Agency has ushered forth the new dawn of intelligence-gathering techniques. The top-secret initiative is dubbed Third Echelon. Its existence denied by the U.S. government, Third Echelon deploys a lone field operative. He is sharp, nearly invisible, and deadly. And he has the right to spy, steal, destroy, and assassinate to protect American freedoms. His name is Sam Fisher. He is a Splinter Cell®.
Splinter sullenly turned back to his wash bowl , and Andy , having finished wiping
, stepped indoors . For the rest of that evening Splinter maintained a silence . The
noise of his shouting and laughter was noticeably missing in the humpy .
Author: Frank Dalby Davison
Dolores sat in her room with her eyes closed, listening to the wood crack and
splinter. There was silence. Then shouting. She gazed out Eliza Factor v 285 the
window and saw the pagoda in flames. Owen marched between it and the
Author: Eliza Factor
Publisher: Akashic Books
In an idealistic utopian community in the early twentieth-century West, a father and daughter engage in a battle of wills: “Transcendent.” —Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels Set in a remote stretch of desert near the border of West Texas and Mexico at the turn of the twentieth century, this story follows the pursuits of Owen Scraperton as he struggles to establish Pristina, a utopian community based on mercury mining that aims to resolve the great questions of labor and race. As age, love, and experience cause Owen to modify his original vision, his fiercely idealistic daughter Victoria remains true to Pristina’s founding principles—setting them up for a major conflict that captures the imagination of the entire town. The Mercury Fountain combines realistic modern writing with elements from American and Greco-Roman mythology, taking its cue from Mercury, the most slippery and mischievous of gods, who rules over science, commerce, eloquence, and thievery. “Eliza Factor’s first novel, The Mercury Fountain, explores what happens when a life driven by ideology confronts implacable truths of science and human nature. It also shows how leaders can inflict damage by neglecting the real needs of real people. Though the action takes place between 1900 and 1923, the resonances feel alarmingly contemporary . . . Factor counters convention with a sharp sense of character, evocative subplots and the dangerous allure of mercury itself.” —The New York Times Book Review “Factor develops her characters in entertaining ways while building a novel of social realism.” —Kirkus Reviews
The heavy planking swept slowly along , within a few inches of his face , and he
had nearly reached the stern when a projecting splinter or bit of wood pressed so
sharply against his neck that he made a sudden plunge to escape it . The splash
Author: Edward Sylvester Ellis
Category: Adventure stories
The quip hung in Stein's memory like a splinter under his fingernail. He
occasionally thought he should have killed his brother for that remark rather than
only beat him with their father's leather whip. Lack of sleep in a comfortable bed
Author: Robert Wise
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Determined to find an answer, Jack and Michelle Townsend set out on a quest to find the original ending to the Gospel of Mark.Following ancient clues, they head for Rome, but what starts out as a scholarly search turns violent as two separate groups strive to stop the Townsends, plunging their quiet research into chaos.After a bomb destroys their office, the Townsends are pushed to the limits of their determination and commitment to God's will. Can faith in God's purposes endure in a swirl of conspiracy and espionage that brings the couple to the brink of death?""This is a story of well-hidden biblical secrets that have endured throughout the ages and of a couple's devotion to finding the truth. It's a story fraught with death, danger, and deception--of never knowing who to trust, and with a twist of an ending I didn't see coming. Great read "" --Sharon Sala, author of The Searcher's Trilogy: Blood Stains, Blood Ties, Blood Trails
He winced as he stared at the phone, like a splinter that had pierced his hand,
but it did not ring again. He could not call back. Eva Lind had his number and he
remembered that the last time they spoke was when she called him to say she ...
Author: Arnaldur Indridason
Publisher: Random House
Building work in an expanding Reykjavík uncovers a shallow grave. Years before, this part of the city was all open hills, and Erlendur and his team hope this is a typical Icelandic missing person scenario; perhaps someone once lost in the snow, who has lain peacefully buried for decades. Things are never that simple. Whilst Erlendur struggles to hold together the crumbling fragments of his own family, his case unearths many other tales of family pain. The hills have more than one tragic story to tell: tales of failed relationships and heartbreak; of anger, domestic violence and fear; of family loyalty and family shame. Few people are still alive who can tell the story, but even secrets taken to the grave cannot remain hidden forever... Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger.
In the moment of our issuing , as if it were a smaller splinter detached from the
wreck , a little boat glided out from under the bridge and made for a flight of dank
and spongy steps that led up from the water not ten yards from where we stood .
Author: Bernard Capes
Among the causes mentioned are an economic downturn and rising
unemployment that “more and more included academicians,”2 the ideological
breakup of the left into splinter groups (including the terrorists),3 and the growth
of the drug ...
Author: Ernestine Schlant
Focusing on individual authors from Heinrich Boll to Gunther Grass, Hermann Lenz to Peter Schneider, The Language of Silence offers an analysis of West German literature as it tries to come to terms with the Holocaust and its impact on postwar West German society. Exploring postwar literature as the barometer of Germany's unconsciously held values as well as of its professed conscience, Ernestine Schlant demonstrates that the confrontation with the Holocaust has shifted over the decades from repression, circumvention, and omission to an open acknowledgement of the crimes. Yet even today a 'language of silence' remains since the victims and their suffering are still overlooked and ignored. Learned and exacting, Schlant's study makes an important contribution to our understanding of postwar German culture.
If one meet with an injury or merely get a splinter into one ' s finger , it
immediately goes to work in accordance with certain laws . There is a gathering
about the injured part , and an outward pressure tending to expel any obstacle
foreign to the ...
Author: Horatio Willis Dresser
We'll tell your old lady ya run off with some nickel whore . She'll prolly say good
riddance . ” Silence . " Ya married ? " The man spoke , not loudly but enough to
be heard . ... Is that you , Splinter ? ” Silence , then " Who wants ta know ? " “ It's
Author: D. V. Randall
Category: Coal mines and mining