SOMEONE IS DEAD,AN ACCIDENT OR MURDER?

Stockholm school teacher Joakim Westin has just joined his wife,Katrine,and their two young children at their new house on Eel point on the northern island of Olan.When Katerine mysteriously drowns in shallow water near Eel point’s twin lighthouses,Joakim can’t shake the feeling that Katrine is still with him.Though the police declare Katrine’s death an accident,a new rookie cop in the area,Tilda Davidsson,isn’t convinced and quietly pursues her own investigation.Joakim and Tilda’s paths intertwine as they both uncover disturbing secrets about Eel point’s past.Theorin crafts a modern ghost story expertly weaving together the present with glimpses into the lives-and deaths-of Eel point’s previous residents.

TITLE: THE DARKEST ROOM

AUTHOR: JOHAN THEORIN

LAMENTATION OF A SINNER BY C.J. SANSOM

Summer,1546,King Henry VIII is Catholic councillors engaged in a last and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry’s successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London,and the radical protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake,the catholic party focus their attack on Henry’s sixth wife, Mattew Shardlake’s old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr.

Shardlake’, still haunted by events aboard the warship Mary Rose the year before,is working on the Cotterstoke Will case,a savage dispute between rival siblings. Then,unexpectedly, he is summoned to Whitehall place and asked for help by his old patron,the now beleaguered and desperate Queen,For Catherine Parr has a secret.

She has written a confessional book, Lamentation of a sinner,so radically protestant that if it came to the King’s attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. But although the book was kept secret and hidden inside a locked chest in the Queens private chamber,it has-inexplicably-vanished.Only one page has been found,clutched in the hand of a murdered London painter.

Shardlake’s investigations take him on trail that begins among the backstreet print shops of London but leads him a Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of the politics of the royal count,a world he had sworn never to enter again. Loyalty to the Queen will drive Whitehall Place, where Catholic enemies and protestants friends can equally be dangerous,and the political opportunists, who will follow the wind when it blows, more dangerous than either.

The secrets of Queen Catherine’s books proves to be connected to the terrible death of Anne Askew, while his involvement with the Cotter Stroke litigants threatens to bring Shardlake himself to the stake.

AUTHOR: C.J. SANSOM
TITLE: LAMENTATION
Genre: Mystery-Crime,Historical-Fiction,Mystery,Fiction,Historical-Mystery

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SECRETS THAT DROVE A WOMAN TO THE CRUELEST DECEPTION OF ALL

A mother’s Deadly Game,a prosecutor’s crusade for justice secrets that drove a woman to the cruelest deception of all.In and out of hospitals since birth angelic nine-month-old Morgan Reid finally succumbed to what appeared to be sudden Infant Death Syndrome.Morgan’s Texas-born mother Tanya,a nurse and devoted wife,pulled up stackes with her grieving husband Jim, and moved on.It was the best way to put the past behind them,until their son Michael,a boy who by all accounts was terrified of his mother,began showing signs of the same affliction that stole the life of his baby sister.First,the suspicion Munchhausen Syndrome by proxy.Then,Tanya was charged and convicted with felony child abuse of her son.She was later tried and ultimately convicted for first degree murder of Morgan.It would become a landmark trial that reveals and bizarre twists of fate as it gradually revealed another side of Tanya Reid-of her own troubling childhood and the dark secrets that drove a woman to the cruelest deception of all.

TITLE:CRUEL DECEPTION

AUTHOR: GREGG OLSEN

SHE UNEARTHS A PAST MORE TERRIFYING THAN SHE DARES IMAGINED

When Jenny Mac Partland meets the man of her dreams while working in a New York art gallery,she’s ecstatic.Painter Erich Krueger…whose exquisite landscapes are making him a huge success….is handsome,sensitive….and utterly in love with her.They marry quickly and Jenny plans a loving home on Erich’s vast Minnesota farm.But lonely days and eerie nights strain her nerves to the breaking point and test her sanity.Caught in a whirlpool of shattering events,Jenny soon unearths a past more terrifying than she dares imagine….tragic secrets that threatens her marriage,her children,her life.

TITLE: A CRY IN THE NIGHT

AUTHOR: MARY HIGGINS

ABUSE,MURDER AND FAMILY TIES

In 1988,when Rickie and Stacy’s father,Richard Kananen Sr,apparently left their home in Orlando,Florida,the family was so relieved that they never reported him missing.Fifteen years later to the day,their mother disappeared.When police became suspicious,Rickie admitted to Stacy that their father’s body was under the cement floor of their mother’s garage,and their mother was buried in Stacy’s own backyard.Overwhelmed by grief and horror,Stacy’s brother convinced her that they should commit suicide.After a failed attempt,she woke to discover her brother arrested- along with the realization that he had probably never intended to kill himself at all.But his betray’s were not yet over:on the eve of his trial in 2007,he suddenly claimed Stacy had been in on it,and she found herself charged with murder with a gung ho rookie detective who was convinced she was involved.This is the tragic account of one woman’s struggle to overcome her past,clear her name in what would become a dramatic public spectacle of a trial,and finally escape the nightmare that had hunted her entire life.

TITLE: FEAR OF OUR FATHER

AUTHOR: LISA BONNICE AND STACY KENAMEN