Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims.Nearly a year has passed since surviving her ordeal,but the physical,emotional,and psychological scars run deep.Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome,plagued by flashbacks and nightmares as dark as the heart of a killer,Dana returns to her hometown in an attempt to begin to put her life together.But home doesn’t provide the comfort she expects.
Dana’s harrowing story and her return to small town life have rekindled police and media interest in the unsolved case of her childhood best friend,Casey Grant,who disappeared without a trace the summer after graduation from high school.Terrified of truths long-buried,Dana reluctantly begins to look back at her past.Viewed through the dark filter of PTSD,old friends and loved ones become suspects and enemies.
Questioning everything she knows,refusing to be defined by the traumas of her past and struggling against excruciating odds,Dana seeks out a truth that may prove too terrible to be believed.
TITLE: COLD COLD HEART
AUTHOR: TAMI HOAG
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Trials keep you STRONG
Sorrows keep you HUMAN
Failures keep you HUMBLE
And GOD,keeps you GOING
Life is too ironic to fully understand.
It takes sadness to know what happiness is.
Noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.
If you don’t love yourself,you will always be chasing after people who don’t love you either.
I woke up everyday happy not because things are perfectly good in my life or i know what is going to happen next but i know with God in my life,everything will be alright.
When you feel like you’re drowning in life,don’t worry-your Lifeguard walks on water.And i’m talking about JESUS.
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Outspoken Russian writer Alexander Kurbsky wanted to “disappear” into the west.To avoid the wrath of the ruling elite,he makes elaborate plans with covert experts Charles Ferguson and Sean Dillon for his escape.It’s a real coup for the West-except for the thing:Kurbsky is still working for the Russians.And his master plan is about to unfold.
TITLE: A DARKER PLACE
AUTHOR: JACK HIGGINS
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Tyler Stone is about to be divorced and is willing to start over to be devises what he believes is the perfect murder.He’s been pushed to his limit and desperate to kill his wife and redeem his manhood.He knows perfection is in the details but so is the devil as he’s about to be reminded.There’s no such thing such as perfect murder.Mistakes are common place.Everyone makes them.The trick is not to make that Fatal Mistake,the one that gets you caught.
TITLE: FATAL MISTAKE
AUTHOR: CLIFF ROBERTS
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Barbara and Michael ran a Detroit area comic book shop,where Renee Kotula was an employee and Michael’s lover.Their torrid affair took a shocking turn when one night Barbara was found dead at the shop,a bullet through her skull.Did Michael kill his wife so that he could collect her life insurance policy….and run off with Renee? With no weapon or witnesses,the police weren’t able to arrest Michael….until,eighteen years later,a new district attorney reopened the case and found overlooked evidence that placed him at the scene of the crime.Michael was finally arrested.But after a jury found him guilty of murder,the judge overturned his case.Why? As Michael awaits a second trial,many are left to wonder if justice will ever be served for the woman who is dead but not forgotten.
TITLE: DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
AUTHOR: AMBER HUNT
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Early on an April morning,eighteen year old Billy Frank Gilly,Jr.killed his sleeping parents.Surprised in the act by his younger sister Becky,he turned on her as well.Billy then climbed the stairs to the bedroom of his other sister,Jody,and said,”we’re free”.But is one ever free after an unredeemable act of violence?
TITLE: WHILE THEY SLEPT
AUTHOR: KATHLEEN HARRISON
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Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital to discover an attempt has been made on her life.But who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car?And why? Before she can consider the question,she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill;the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her.While she’s recovering from the hit-and-the run,Nate an old flame,reappears,and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends-and themselves alive.
TITLE: MADE FOR YOU
AUTHOR: MELISSA MARR
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When Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered, only three year old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is still haunted by more- the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene:”Tell your mother she’s next,then it’s your turn……Now Laurie is dealing with murder again,this time as the producer of a true – crime,cold – case television show.The series will launch with the twenty- year old unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite ,was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating.The graduation of her daughter and three friends.The sensational murder was news nationwide.Reopening the case in its lavish setting and with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night,Laurie is sure to have a hit in her hands.But when the estranged friends begin filming,it becomes clear each is hiding secrets…… small and large.And a pair of blue eyes is watching events unfold.
TITLE: I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
AUTHOR: MARY HIGGINS CLARK
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Social worker Claudia Morgan-Brown has just surrendered to necessity and hired Zoe Harper to care for her third trimester of pregnancy while her husband is away on British naval maneuvers.Although Zoe’s references are excellent,Claudia has a disturbing feeling that Zoe’s hiding something dangerous.Can she trust her insticts,or are pregnancy hoemones making her paranoid?When Claudia visited by Brigham detectives investigating two brutal attacks on pregnant women,the doubts about Zoe turn to fear.One of the victims is on Claudia’s child-welfare units Caseload,and the detectives clearly believe that Claudia’s pregnancy could make her killer’s next target.After the visit,DI Lorraine Fisher becomes convinced the attackers are linked to Claudia and Zoe,and she circles them both,determined to expose the connection.Hayes manipulates the contradictions to thrilling effect while weaving in a creepy-to-beautiful spectrum of maternal love.
TITLE: I WILL NOT REST… UNTIL,YOU’RE MINE
AUTHOR: SAMANTHA HAYES
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Nick and Dara are practically joined at the hip.Nick is perpetually the cool and calm older one who calls the shots.Dra is always tagging along,longing to be in the core.Now,the siblings barely speak to each other but;they live together but never cross paths.Nick gets a job at a local amusement park and begin to interact with people again,mostly with her sister’s ex-boyfriend,Parker.As the summer continues,a young local girl goes missing and Nick finds herself getting more involved with the ensuing drama than she ever expected.The situation comes to a boiling point at Dara’s birthday dinner when she disappears too,and it’s up to Nick to piece the story together and discover what has happened to her sister.
TITLE: VANISHING GIRLS
AUTHOR: LAUREN OLIVER
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Who is unable to stop grieving even four years after the sudden death of his wife Jo and who can no longer bear to face the blank screen of his word processor.Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares of the house by the lake.Despite these dreams,or perhaps because of them,Mike finally returns to Sara Laughs,the Noonans isolated summer home.He finds his beloved Yankee town familiar on it’s surface,but much changed underneath-held in the grip of a powerful millionaire,Max Devore,who twists the very fabric of the community to his purpose:to take his three-year-old granddaughter away from her widowed young mother.As Mike is drawn into their struggles as he falls in loved with both of them,he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs,now the site of ghostly visitations,ever escalating nightmares,and the sudden recovery of his writing ability.What are the forces that have been unleashed here-and what do they want of Mike Noonan?
TITLE: BAG OF BONES
AUTHOR: STEPHEN KING
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A spate of teenage suicides appear to be taking place in rural Warwickshire.DI Lorraine Fisher must find out whether they’re suicide or murder.Five years previously,nineteen-year-old Simon Hawkeswell hung himself at his family home.He had had the perfect life,and seemed to have the perfect future ahead of him.As the years pass,the reasons behind his death remain a mystry.Present day,and Simon’s parents and his local community remain haunted by his death and by the spate of ‘sympathetic’ suicides among teenagers in the area that followed.But this is all over now-or is it : a question that becomes particularly relevant when a young homeless man killed in a freak motorbike accident,and the authorities find a suicide note in his belongings.Can this be the beginning of more suicides?Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher has just arrived to stay with her sister in rural Warwickshire.The atmosphere within the house is tense and edgy:Lorraine’s sister Jo is having an extra-marital affair and her teenage son,Freddie,seems troubled and uncommunicative.A second homeless lad takes his own life,this time on the railway tracks outside the village.And when Freddie disappears,Lorraine knows she must act quickly if she’s to ascertain whether the teenage deaths are suicide-murder.And if she’s to find Freddie,before it’s too late.
TITLE: BEFORE YOU DIE
AUTHOR: SAMANTHA HAYES
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A vicious robbery at the secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly occupant dying.And millions of pounds worth of valuables have been stolen.But, as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace,heading the inquiry,rapidly learns,there is one priceless item of sentimental value that the old woman’s powerful family cherishes above all else.And they are fully prepared to take the law into their own hands,and will do anything,absolutely anything,to get it back.Within day,Grace is racing against the clock following a murderous trail that leads him from the shady antiques world of Brighton,across Europe,and all the way back to the New York waterfront driven by the force of one man’s greed and another man’s fury.
TITLE: DEAD MAN’S TIME
AUTHOR: PETER JAMES.
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Famously kidnapped at age six,Kick captured America’s hearts when she was rescued five years later.Now,twenty-one,she finds herself unexpectedly entangled in a missing child case that will put her talents to the test.Trained as a marksman,lock picker,escape artist and bomb maker by her abductor,Kick could not return to the life of the average young girl after her release.So,in view of therapy,she mastered martial arts,boxing,and knife throwing;learned how to escape from the trunk of a car Jimmy a pair of handcuffs,and walk without making a sound-all before she was thirteen.Kick has trained herself to be safe.But then two children go missing in three weeks and an enigmatic and wealthy for new weapons dealer approaches her with a proposition.John Bishop help recover the two children-he won’t take no for an answer.With lives hanging in the balance,Kick is set to be the crusader she has always imagined herself.Little does she know that the answers she and Bishop seek are hidden in one of the few places she doesn’t want to navigate-the dark corners of her own mind.
TITLE: ONE KICK
AUTHOR: CHELSEA CAIN
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When coroner Jenny Cooper narrowly escapes death in a freak accident,she finds her propelled back to traumatic events then years in her past….We meet Jenny in the thick of her former career as a hard-working family lawyer.When one of her clients,fourteen-year-old Natasha,dies tragically under the wheels of a train,Jenny finds herself falsely accused of being responsible.Betrayed by her colleagues and pursued by the police,Jenny faces the fight of her life to prevent herself falling victim to a gross injustice.
TITLE: THE INNOCENT
AUTHOR: M.R. HALL
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