Gone doesn’t mean forgotten.
When Alice Salmon died last year,the ripples were felt in the news,on the internet,and in the hearts of those who knew her best.But the person who knows her most intimately isn’t family or a friend.Dr Jeremy Cook is an academic whose life has become about piecing together Alice’s existence in all its flawed and truthful reality.For Cooke,faithfully recreating Alice’s life through her diaries,emails and anything using her voice is all-consuming.He does not know how deep his search will take him,or the shocking nature of what he will uncover…
AUTHOR: T. R. RICHMOND
TITLE: WHAT SHE LEFT
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. But it became a journey into hell…
Paradise has become a nightmare.Five young voluntary workers on a once in a lifetime gap year in Thailand have vanished into thin air.Entire villages lie ransacked,their people brutally murdered.Meanwhile,in Hong Kong,troubled detective Johnny Mann is haunted by personal demons,including the unsolved murder of his father.Trying to pick up the pieces of his life,he receives a desperate plea for help from a woman in Amsterdam a woman who claims to have known his father years before.Hoping to unravel the mystery shrouding his father’s death,Mann agrees to go undercover and search for the five missing teenagers,one of whom is the woman’s 18 year old son,Jake.And Mann’s secret brother….From the carefree beaches of Thailand to the labyrinthine streets of Amsterdam,nothing is as it seems as Mann is plunged into conspiracy and peril and pitted against pure evil.
AUTHOR: LEE WEEKS
TITLE: DEATH TRIP
Pia Grazdani is an exceptional yet aloof medical student working closely with Columbia University Medical Center’s premier scientist on cutting edge research that could revolutionize healthcare by creating replacement organs for critically ill patients.Through her work with the brilliant molecular geneticist Dr. Tobias Rothman,Pia knows she will be given the chance to fulfill her ambition to participate in medical discoveries that can help millions while bringing her a measure of personal peace that might once and for all push aside memories of her difficult and abusive childhood.
But when tragedy strikes in the lab,Pia,with the help of infatuated classmate George Wilson,must investigate an unforeseen calamity in the hospital’s supposedly secure biosafety lab.Meanwhile,two ex-Wall Street whiz-kids think they have found another loadstone in the nation’s multi trillion-dollar life insurance industry.They race to find ways to control actuarial data and securitize the policies of the aged and infirm to make another killing.As Pia and George dig deeper into the events at the lab,one question remains unanswered:Is someone attempting to manipulate private insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others?
AUTHOR: ROBIN COOK
TITLE: DEATH BENEFIT
A lady walked into a pet,demanding for a parrot. The owner: “we have two kinds: one repeats everything you say and the other thinks for itself !” “i think i’ll like the one that thinks for itself !”,replied the lady.The owner brought out her choice and told her to quiz the parrot. ” How do i look?’,asked the lady. ” Like a prostitute !” replied the parrot. ” This parrot is rude: I won’t buy it”,said the lady. Please give me a moment!”,replied the owner as he walked towards the backyard with the parrot.He dipped the parrot into a bucket full of water and warned the parrot: “If you are rude to that lady one more time i will drown you in this bucket!” When the man came back to the counter he told the lady: Now ask the parrot anything you wish and i assure you that he will be polite”.
Lady: if i come home at night with a man,what’ll you call this man?
Parrot: your husband.
Lady: good! what if i come home with two men?
Parrot: your husband and your in-law.
Lady: good! good!! What if i come home with three men?
Parrot: your husband,your in-law and your brother.
Lady: gooooood! what if i come home with four men?
The parrot looked back at the owner and said: please go and drown me,I said it earlier that this woman is a prostitute!.
The killer strikes in plain sight . . . but you’ll never see it coming.
The mutilation murder of a young college professor paralyzes a tiny Georgian community.This hideous crime is the worst thing small-town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton has ever seen but only when the autopsy is complete is the intricate,terrible genius of a profoundly twisted psychopath truly revealed.As Sara’s ex-husband Heartsdale police chief Jeffrey Tolliver pursues an elusive fiend,Lena Adams the victim’s sister and the county’s only female detective swears she’ll have her personal vengeance.But their worst fears are realized by the macabre crucifixion of a second local woman: there is a serial slayer in their midst,one whose identity is hidden somewhere in Sara Linton’s secret past.And this killer has no intention of stopping… and will not be stopped.
AUTHOR: HARIN SLAUGHTER
It’s August in the long,hot summer of 1995 and Jo Devereux can’t believe that she still hasn’t returned home to San Francisco,though the time for her to have her baby draws near.Why is she staying on in Ireland,in this crumbling shed at the edge of the ocean?
Jo has spent months writing about her great-uncle death at the hands of Dan O’Donovan but now she is brought to consider just who led Dan to his grisly murder,by suffocation in Mucknamore’s notorious sinking sands.Was her beloved granny Peg really capable of luring him out there in revenge for the killing of her brother? Or perhaps for more intimate reasons? Or was her grandmother,as Jo would like to believe,innocent of all? Combing family letters and diaries for what has gone unsaid,Jo is unprepared for her reaction,as Civil War reaches its peak and she comes to realise the price she,and her people,had to pay for freedom.But what does it mean for her relationship with Rory,Dan’s great-nephew,as he draws ever closer? Will her mission to redeem the past turn out to be the key to her future? Or is she about to lose out,all over again?
AUTHOR: ORNA ROSS
TITLE: BEFORE THE FALL
In a city where someone is murdered almost every day,attorney Michael Abramowitz’s death should be just another statistic.But the slain lawyer’s notoriety and his taste for illicit midday trysts makes the case front-page news in every local paper except the Star,which crashed and burned before Abramowitz did.A former Star reporter who knows every inch of this town from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill now-unemployed journalist Tess Monaghan also knows the primary suspect: cuckolded fiancé Darryl “Rock” Paxton.The time is ripe for a career move,so when rowing buddy Rock wants to hire her to do some unorthodox snooping to help clear his name,Tess agrees.But there are lethal secrets hiding in the Charm City shadows.And Tess’s own name could end up on the ever-expanding list of Baltimore dead.
AUTHOR: LAURA LIPPMAN
TITLE: BALTIMORE BLUES
Reared in the splendid excess of her family’s London home and country estate;blessed with beauty and a precocious intelligence that has already captured the eye of her empire-building grandfather, Deborah de Kronenegold has everything,or so it seems.But her childhood equilibrium is shattered when she discovers that she is adopted,and when she becomes the object of her father Leslie’s malevolence.Upon the deaths of her her grandfather Samuel and her lovely and ill-fated mother Madeleine and the mysterious disappearance of the will naming Deborah her grandfather’s principal heir Leslie sets in motion a series of shocking and irrevocable events.Deborah is turned out,and with nothing but her resolve to claim her birthright,she moves to New York,and starts to build a financial empire to rival her father’s and to bring him down.
AUTHOR: JOSEPH AMIEL
TITLE: A QUESTION OF PROOF
NOWHERE TO HIDE…. NO ONE TO TRUST……..
FBI agent Ren Bryce’s hunt for some of the country’s most dangerous killers is about to turn into a nightmare.There is unfinished business between Ren and those she is pursuing,and soon she is forced to confront both personal and professional traumas.Then someone close to Ren is murdered and secrets from her past look set to be revealed,throwing her into a world of fear,paranoia and danger.Dark forces are at work and someone is determined to destroy Ren’s life.But time is running out and Ren must catch a killer before he catches her…
AUTHOR: ALEX BARCLAY
TITLE: TIME OF DEATH
Jenny is a successful family doctor,the mother of three great teenagers,married to a celebrated neurosurgeon.But when her youngest child,fifteen-year-old Naomi,doesn’t come home after her school play,Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble.The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success.Naomi has vanished,and her family is broken.
As the months pass,the worst-case scenarios kidnapping,murder seem less plausible.The trail has gone cold.Yet,for a desperate Jenny,the search has barely begun.More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance,she’s still digging for answers and what she finds disturbs her.Everyone she’s trusted,everyone she thought she knew,has been keeping secrets,especially Naomi.Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind,Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised.Jenny knows she’ll never be able to find Naomi unless she uncovers the whole truth about her daughter a twisting,painful journey into the past that will lead to an almost unthinkable revelation. . . .
AUTHOR: JANE SHEMILT