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

THE TURN OF THE KEY BY RUTH WARE

The Turn Of The Key By Ruth Ware

( The Live-In Nanny )

SYNOPSIS

I know you don’t know me, but you have When she stumbles across the advert, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss: a live-in nanny position, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten by the luxurious ‘smart’ home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare – one that will end with a child dead and her in a cell awaiting trial for murder.

She knows she’s made mistakes. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty – at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

Genres: Psychological thriller, Suspense, Psychological fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Pub. Date: 6 August 2019

Pages: 352

Recommendation Link: http://www.ruthware.com

Author: Ruth Ware

Title: The Turn Of The Key

GOLDEN RULES TO GUIDE YOU IN 2020

Golden Rules To Guide You In 2020

1. Love 3 People
* God
* Yourself
* Others

2. Respect 3 People
* Parents
* Teachers
* Elderly

3. Keep 3 things in you
* Honesty
* Faith
* Good Deeds

4. Protect 3 things
* Family
* Future
* Friends

5. Be Free from 3 things
* Arrogance
* Cheating
* Debts

6. Control 3 things
* Tongue
* Anger
* Appetite

7. Reject 3 things
* Jealousy
* Backbiting
* Bad Deeds

8. Obtain 3 things
* Knowledge
* Understanding
* Wisdom

9. Build on 3 things
* Good counsel
* Good Manners
* Godliness with contentment

10. Keep 3 things pure
* Body
* Clothes
* Thoughts

11. Work on 3 things
* Vision
* Trust
* Faith

12. Run away from 3 things
* Sin
* Pride
* Bad association

13. Remember 3 things
* Death
* Heaven
* Hell

May GOD protect us, our families and have mercy on departed souls Amen

WHAT IS BLACK BY JOSEPHINE OSEI BONSU

A beautiful black woman

Black is Love
Black is Beauty
Black is Selfless
Black is Kindness
Black is Priceless

Black is Sincerity
Black is Honesty
Black is Servitude
Black is Bold
Black is Humility

Black is Wisdom
Black is Blessing
Black is Grace
Black is Wealth
Black is Expensive

Black is Joy
Black is Honor
Black is Intelligence
Black is Productive
Black is Acceptance

REMEMBER ME THIS WAY BY SABINE DURRANT

( Evil Can Be Attractive )

SYNOPSIS

Everyone keeps telling me I have to move on. And so here I am,walking down the road where he died,trying to remember him the right way. A year after husband Zach’s death,Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place. As she makes her way along the road she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has changed since Zach died. She wonders if she will ever feel whole again.

At last she reaches the spot. And there,tied to a tree,is a bunch of lilies. The flowers addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her. Lizzie loved Zach. She really did. But she’s starting to realize she didn’t really know him…. or what he was capable of….

AUTHOR: SABINE DURRANT
TITLE : REMEMBER ME THIS WAY
Genres: Psychological thriller,Suspense,Fiction,Mystery,Thriller
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I KNOW YOUR EVERY MOVE BY DIANE EZZARD

I know your Every move by Diane Ezzard

( The Counsellor )

SYNOPSIS

A sinister phone call, an unknown visitor. Sophie’s life is about to be turned upside down.

Sophie has worked hard to free herself from the clutches of addiction and turn her life around. Practising as a counsellor, in a women’s centre in Manchester, she now helps other girls in trouble.
She forms a close relationship with Cassie, one of her clients and tries to help her escape the clutches of a violent boyfriend.

But is Sophie being followed?

How can she uncover the truth, when she can’t trust what is real?The more she delves, the closer she gets to danger.

Can she revisit her own dark past before it is too late?

AUTHOR : DIANE EZZARD
TITLE : I KNOW YOUR EVERY MOVE
Genre : Suspense thriller,Fiction,Mystery
Recommendation links : http://www.dianeezzard.com
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THE BODY NEXT DOOR BY GAY YELLEN

The body next door by Gay Yellen

( The Mysterious Stalker )

SYNOPSIS

After her stellar career at a major corporation goes up in flames, Samantha Newman is in desperate need of a new job, a place of her own, and a second chance at her rocky romance with cyber-expert Carter Chapman. Now there’s a dead man next door, and his wife is held up in the apartment where Samantha is staying.

To make matters worse, a mysterious stalker prowls the balcony. Could it be the real killer?
The murder investigation thwarts Samantha’s chance at a new career and drives another wedge between her and Carter. To get to the truth and redeem her reputation, she must dodge an aggressive police detective, an overbearing defense attorney, a nosy neighbor and more than one murder suspect.

As she struggles through one alarming possibility after another to find the killer, she’s forced to question her assumptions about her own life and the kind of future she longs to live.

AUTHOR: GAY YELLEN
TITLE : THE BODY NEXT DOOR
Genre : Mystery, Romantic suspense, Thriller
Recommendation Links: http://www.gayyellen.com
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OPERATION BABAYLIFT BY CATHERINE ASTOLFO

Operation Babylift by Catherine Astolfo

( A Killer Followed Them Home )

When Florence Kensington gives up her coveted spot at Revisions Retirement Residence to newcomers Roy and Linh Jackson, she unknowingly awakens Kira Callaghan’s Vietnam memories – and her PTSD. However, Kira’s ” inner retired journalist ” has no choice but to investigate when Florence is found dead.

With help from the flower pots and her boyfriend Charles, Kira travels from Chit Creek to Burlington, Vermot, and exposes the secrets surrounding an Operation Babylift plane crash from forty years ago. Discouraged by the lack of progress on the case, she return to Triple R with her team of aging acolytes.
Little do they know that a killer has followed them home.

AUTHOR : CATHERINE ASTOLFO
TITLE : OPERATION BABYLIFT
Genre : Mystery, Crime
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PROVERBS FROM AFRICA

African way of life through proverbs.

( Family, Values, Life )

Proverbs acts as a catalyst of knowledge, philosophy, wisdom, morals and ethics. They cover all aspects of life, example : God, family, human beings, values, plants, animals and marriage.

Proverbs are a metaphor, folk tale, euphemism or idiom.

Here are some interesting proverbs from Africa. Read them and let me know your thoughts.

Thanks.

a). Fire and gunpowder are not bed fellows.

b). A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer.

c). A crab does not beget a bird.

d). Nature gave us two cheeks instead of one to make it easier to eat hot food.

e). Hate has no medicine.

f). No one tests the depth of the river with both feet.

g). One should never rub bottoms with a porcupine.

h). Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.

I). It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man not the hot one.

j). Do not expect to offered a chair when you visit a place where the chief himself sits on the floor.

k). By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have already dispersed.

l). The snake and the milliped might craw with their bellies but that does not make them brothers.

m). A trap does not catches the wind.

n). The changing colours of the chameleon only deceive the fool.

o). The snake that strike at the tortoise will discover a toothache.