HALF OF WHAT YOU HEAR BY KRISTYN KUSEK LEWIS

Half Of What You Hear By Kristyn Kusek Lewis

SYNOPSIS

Greyhill, Virginia—refuge of old money, old mansions, and old-fashioned ideas about who belongs and who doesn’t—just got a few new residents. When Bess Warner arrives in town with her husband Cole and their kids, she thinks she knows what to expect. Sure, moving to Cole’s small hometown means she’ll have to live across the street from her mother-in-law, and yes, there’s going to be a lot to learn as they take over Cole’s family’s inn-keeping business, but Bess believes it will be the perfect escape from Washington. She needs it to be. After losing her White House job under a cloud of scandal, she hardly knows who she is anymore.

But Bess quickly discovers that fitting in is easier said than done. Instead of the simpler life she’d banked on, she finds herself preoccupied by barbed questions from gossipy locals and her own worries over how her twins are acclimating at the town’s elite private school. When the opportunity to write an article for the Washington Post’s lifestyle supplement falls into Bess’s lap, she thinks it might finally be her opportunity to find her footing here…even if the subject of the piece is Greyhill’s most notorious resident.

Susannah “Cricket” Lane, fruit of the town’s deepest-rooted family tree, is a special sort of outsider, having just returned to Greyhill from New York after a decades-long hiatus. The long absence has always been the subject of suspicion, not that the eccentric Susannah cares what anyone thinks; as a matter of fact, she seems bent on antagonizing as many people as possible. But is Susannah being sincere with Bess—or is she using their strangely intense interview sessions for her to further an agenda that includes peeling back the layers of Greyhill’s darkest secrets?

As Bess discovers unsettling truths about Susannah and Greyhill at large, ones that bring her into the secrets of prior generations, she begins to learn how difficult it is to start over in a town that runs on talk, and that sometimes, the best way to find yourself is to uncover what everyone around you is hiding….

Genres: Domestic fiction, psychological fiction

Pub.Date: 31 December 2018

Pages: 384

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Author:Kristyn Kusek Lewis

Title: Half Of What You Hear

HIDDEN BY CATHERINE MACKENZIE

Hidden By Catherine McKenzie

( The Complex Circle Of Relationships )

SYNOPSIS

When a married man suffers a sudden fatal accident, two women are shattered—his wife and someone else’s—and past secrets, desires and regrets are brought to light.

While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Not one but two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish.

Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son and contend with funeral arrangements, well-meaning family members and the arrival of Jeff’s estranged brother—her ex-boyfriend—Tim.

With Tish’s co-workers in the dark about her connection to Jeff outside the workplace, she volunteers to attend the funeral on the company’s behalf, but only she knows the true risk of inserting herself into the wreckage of Jeff’s life.

Told through the three voices of Jeff, Tish and Claire, Hidden explores the complexity of relationships, our personal choices and the responsibilities we have to the ones we love.

AUTHOR: CATHERINE MACKENZIE

TITLE: HIDDEN

Genres: Domestic fiction, Romance

Pages: 368

Pub. Date: 1 April 2014

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THE THIRD WIFE BY LISA JEWELL

The Third Wife By Lisa Jewell

SYNOPSIS

In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide?

At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife’s death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface.

The divorces from his two previous wives had been amicable, or so it seemed; his children, all five of them, were resilient as ever, or so he thought. But something, or someone, must have pushed Maya over the edge…

 

AUTHOR : LISA JEWELL
TITLE : THE THIRD WIFE
Genres : Mystery,Domestic fiction,Thriller,Suspense Fiction
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APART IN THE DARK BY ANIA AHLBORN

Apart In The Dark By Ania Ahlborn

SYNOPSIS

THE PRETTY ONES

New York,1977. The sweltering height of the Summer of Sam. The entire city gripped with fear,but all Nell Sullivan worries about is whether she’ll ever make a friend. The self-proclaimed “Plain Jane” does her best to fit in with the girls at work,but Nell’s brother,Barrett, assures her that she’ll never be like them. When Nell manages to finally garner some much-yearned-for attention,the unthinkable happens to her newfound friend. The office pool blames Son of Sam,but Nell knows the awful truth because doing the devil’s work is easy when there’s already a serial killer on the loose.

I CALL UPON THEE

Maggie Olsen had a pretty ordinary childhood—swimming and sleepover, movie nights and dad jokes. And then there were the other things,the darker things,the shadow that followed her home from the cemetery and settled into the corners of her home,refusing to let her grow up in peace. Now,after three years away from the place she’s convinced she inadvertently haunted,and after yet another family tragedy strikes, Maggie is forced to return to the sweltering heat of a Savannah summer to come to terms with her past. All along,she’s been telling herself, it was just in your head,and she nearly convinces herself that she’d imagined it all. But the moment Maggie steps into the foyer of her family home,she knows. The darkness is still here. And it’s been waiting for Maggie’s return….

AUTHOR : ANIA AHLBORN
TITLE. : APART IN THE DARK
Genres : Psychological fiction,Thriller,Suspense,Fiction,Short story,Horror Fiction,Domestic fiction
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THE BANKER’S WIFE BY CRISTINA ALGER

The Banker's Wife By Cristina Alger

        ( Greed, Money And Power )

SYNOPSIS

On an early morning in November, a couple of boards a private plane bound for Geneva, flying into a storm. Soon after, it simply drops off the radar, and its wreckage is later uncovered in the Alps. Among the disappeared is Matthew Lerner, a banking insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore bank. His young widow, Annabel, is left grappling with the secrets he left, including an encrypted laptop and a shady client list. As she begins a desperate search for answers, she determines that Matthew’s death was no accident, and that she is now in the crosshairs of his powerful enemies.

Meanwhile, ambitious society journalist Marina Tourneau has finally landed at the top. Now that she’s engaged to Grant Ellis, she will stop writing about powerful families and finally be a part of one. Her entry into the upper levels of New York’s social scene is more appealing than any article could ever be, but, after the death of her mentor, she agrees to dig into one more story.

While looking into Swiss United, Marina uncovers information that implicates some of the most powerful men in the financial world, including some who are too close to home. The story could also be the answer to Annabel’s heartbreaking search – if Marina chooses to publish it.

AUTHOR : CRISTINA ALGER
TITLE : THE BANKER’S WIFE
Genres : Mystery,Fiction,Domestic fiction,Thriller
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