FAKING HER OWN DEATH

A strange man in a fedora has been following her. Before she can find out who he is, she’s arrested and brought to a Hungarian jail. After her release, she’s ordered out of the country. The man in the fedora shows up at her hotel unexpectedly. He explains that he’s from a psychic research organization funded by the United States Government and that she is to come with him back to the states. When she refuses to go, he tells her that she doesn’t have a choice as she’s now property of the United States Government. Vivian sends her a message, warning her that it all ends in “The Crypt” in nine days. An apology accompanies the message. While Sarah remains in Hungary and struggles to locate Armond Stuart she has to keep the Hungarian Government off her back as well as the fedora-wearing American who has a ten-man team hunting her. The only way to escape their reach is to fake her own death. Sarah Roberts concocts a plan that will deal with Armond Stuart and have herself killed in the process. What begins as a fight for vigilante justice ends with dark consequences.

AUTHOR: JONAS SAUL

TITLE: THE CRYPT

GENRE: Thriller, Suspense, Crime

MY OPINION: A Must Read

THE PRICE OF FAME

You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.’Alison and Jenny McGregor Aberdeen’s own mother-daughter singing sensation are through to the semifinals of TV smash-hit Britain’s Next Big Star. They’re in all the gossip magazines, they’ve got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them. But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare. The ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet, telling the nation to dig deep if they want to keep Alison and Jenny alive. The media want action; the public displays of grief and anger are reaching fever-pitch. Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven’t left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher.

AUTHOR: STUART MACBRIDE

TITLE: SHATTER THE BONES

GENRE:  Thriller

THROW BACK THURSDAY CYNDI LAUPER – TIME AFTER TIME

Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick,
And think of you
Caught up in circles
Confusion is nothing new
Flashback, warm nights
Almost left behind
Suitcases of memories,
Time after

Sometimes you picture me
I’m walking too far ahead
You’re calling to me, I can’t hear
What you’ve said
Then you say, go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

After my picture fades and darkness has
Turned to gray
Watching through windows
You’re wondering if I’m okay
Secrets stolen from deep inside
The drum beats out of time

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

You said go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I’ll be waiting
Time after time

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I’ll be waiting

Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after
Time

My old time favourite.She has a great voice.

TRAIL OF BRIBERY

Lawyer Grace Rossi is starting over after a divorce.She takes a part-time job as a law clerk for a federal judge,but,Grace doesn’t count on being assigned to an explosive death penalty appeal.Nor does she expect ardor in the court,in the form of an affair with her boss,the Chief Judge,after which the judge is found dead an apparent suicide.As Grace searches for the truth about her lover’s death,her investigation uncovers a trail of bribery and judicial misconduct and corruption that’s even stumped the FBI.

AUTHOR: LISA SCOTTOLINE 

TITLE: FINAL APPEAL 

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I’M NOT MAD … I NEED THE POLICE

If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son.

Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden.But with a single phone call,everything changes.Your mother…she’s not well, his father tells him.She’s been imagining things terrible,terrible things.She’s had a psychotic breakdown,and been committed to a mental hospital.Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden,his mother calls: Everything that man has told you is a lie.I’m not mad… I need the police.Meet me at Heathrow.Caught between his parents,and unsure of who to believe or trust,Daniel becomes his mother’s unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets,of lies,of a crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.

AUTHOR: TOM ROB SMITH 

TITLE: THE FARM 

LAST TERRIFIED MOMENTS

Don’t Look At first,they struggle to escape. Then a torrent of blows rains down upon their bodies until their eyes cloud over in final agony.The killer shows no remorse ­just a twisted need to witness each victim’s last terrified moments.Don’t Speak Public defender Rachel Wainwright is struggling to reopen a decades-­old case,convinced that the wrong man is in prison.Homicide detective Deke Morgan doesn’t want to agree.But if Rachel’s hunch is correct,whoever fatally bludgeoned young,beautiful Annie Dawson thirty years ago could be the source of a new string of brutal slayings.Just Prepare To Die Rachel’s investigation is about to reveal answers ­but at a price she never thought to pay.Now she’s become the target of a rage honed by years of jealousy and madness.And a murderer is ready to show her just how vicious the truth can be. . .­

AUTHOR: MARY BURTON 

TITLE: COVER YOUR EYES 

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com

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A WARM NOVEMBER DAY

For sixteen years,Simon Connelly’s successful wife has gone to her law office each day,while he has stayed home to raise their children.Though Simon has loved taking care of Jake and Laney,it has cost him a part of himself,and has made him an anomaly in his pretty,suburban neighborhood the only stay-at-home dad among a tight circle of mothers.

Shepherding them through childhood,the angst-ridden father has tried to do the best for the kids, even if he often second-guesses his choices.For sunny,outgoing Laney,it’s been easy.But quiet Jake has always preferred the company of his books or his sister to playdates and organized sports. Now that they are in high school,Simon should feel more relaxed,but he doesn’t.He’s seen the statistics,read the headlines.Then,on a warm November day,he receives a text:There has been a shooting at the high school.Racing to the rendezvous point,Simon is forced to wait with scores of other anxious fathers and tearful mothers,overwhelmed by the disturbing questions running through his head.How many victims were there? Why did this happen? One by one,parents are reunited with their children.Their numbers dwindle,until Simon is alone.Laney has gone home with her mom. Jake is the only child missing.As his worst nightmare unfolds,Simon begins to obsess over the past, searching for answers,for hope,for the memory of the boy he raised,for the mistakes he must have made, for the reason everything came to this. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Is it possible he doesn’t really know his son? Or he knows him better than he thought? Jake could not have done this or could he?As rumors begin to ricochet,amplified by an invasive media,Simon must find answers.But there is only one way to understand what has happened . . . he must find Jake.

AUTHOR: BRYAN REARDON 

TITLE: FINDING JAKE 

MERCY ME – I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk by Your side
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When Your face is before me
I can only imagine
I can only imagine.

Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
To my knees will I fall?
Will I sing,Hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine,yeah
I can only imagine.

I can only imagine when that day comes
And I find myself standing in the sun
I can only imagine when all I will do
Is forever,forever worship You
I can only imagine,Uhm,uhm
I can only imagine.

To be surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
To my knees will I fall?
Will I sing,Hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine,yeah
I can only imagine.

To be surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
To my knees will I fall?
Will I sing,Hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When all I would do
Is forever,forever worship You
I can only imagine.

One of the best foods for the soul.

I CAME TO SAY GOODBYE

It was four o’clock in the morning.A young woman pushed through the hospital doors.Staff would later say they thought the woman was a new mother,returning to her child and in a way,she was.
She walked into the nursery,where a baby girl lay sleeping.The infant didn’t wake when the woman placed her gently in the shopping bag she had brought with her.There is CCTV footage of what happened next,and most Australians would have seen it,either on the internet or the news.The woman walked out to the car park,towards an old Corolla.For a moment,she held the child gently against her breast and,with her eyes closed,she smelled her.She then clipped the infant into the car,got in and drove off.That is where the footage ends.It isn’t where the story ends,however.It’s not even where the story starts. 

AUTHOR: CAROLINE OVERINGTON 

TITLE: I CAME TO SAY GOODBYE