Books That Deserve To Be Read
There are more than half a million books published each year in the US alone. Not all of them make the best seller lists. We are on a quest to find the books that deserve to be in the best seller list.
In London’s MI5 headquarters a scandal is brewing that could disgrace the entire intelligence community. The Downing Street superforecaster—a specialist who advises the Prime Minister’s office on how policy is likely to be received by the electorate—has disappeared without a trace. Claude Whelan, who was once head of MI5, has been tasked with tracking her down.
But the trail leads him straight back to Regent’s Park itself, with First Desk Diana Taverner as chief suspect. Has Taverner overplayed her hand at last? Meanwhile, her Russian counterpart, Moscow intelligence’s First Desk, has cheekily showed up in London and shaken off his escort. Are the two unfortunate events connected?
Over at Slough House, where Jackson Lamb presides over some of MI5’s most embittered demoted agents, the slow horses are doing what they do best, and adding a little bit of chaos to an already unstable situation . . .
There are bad actors everywhere, and they usually get their comeuppance before the credits roll. But politics is a dirty business, and in a world where lying, cheating and backstabbing are the norm, sometimes the good guys can find themselves outgunned.1
“[A] taut thriller on a topical theme perfect for readers longing for an
au courant successor to Eliot Pattison’s Inspector Shan Tao Yun mysteries”
–Los Angeles TimesThe search for a missing girl sends Inspector Lu Fei
undercover into the wild corners of Myanmar, and the compound of the deadly
and mysterious woman warlord responsible for the illegal trafficking of
exotic animals and possibly more, in the next book from Brian Klingborg,
Wild Prey.Police Inspector Lu Fei has an unfortunate talent for getting
himself into hot water with powerful and well-connected people. Which is
why he’s been assigned to a backwater town in a rural area of Northern
China and quietly warned to keep his head down. But while running a sting
operation on the sale and consumption of rare and endangered animals, Lu
comes across the curious case of a waitress who has gone missing. Her last
known whereabouts: a restaurant frequented by local elites, owned by
smooth-talking gangster, and known for its exotic — and highly illegal —
delicacies. As usual, Lu’s investigation ruffles some feathers, resulting
in his suspension from the police force. Lu figures he’s reached a
dead-end. Then he’s contacted by a mysterious government official in
Beijing who wants him to go undercover to track down the mastermind behind
an illegal animal trafficking network — and hopefully, the answer to the
fate of the missing waitress. The mission will require Lu to travel deep
into the lawless wilds of Myanmar, where he will risk his life to
infiltrate the hidden compound of a mysterious and ruthless female warlord
in a bloody and nearly hopeless quest for justice. Read more
You’re one more intentional thought and action away from discovering your
best lifeIn The Power of One More, renowned keynote speaker and performance
expert Ed Mylett draws on 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and
coach to top athletes, entertainers, and business executives to reveal
powerful strategies to help you live an extraordinary “one more” life.In
The Power of One More, you’ll:Learn why you’re closer to your dreams and
goals than you think and why using The Power of One More strategies will
help you cross the finish line in whatever race you’re runningUnderstand
the psychology and science of how to use The Power of One More in every
part of your life to help you solve problems and achieve levels of success
you never thought possibleDiscover time-tested and unique solutions to
challenges that will remove the mental roadblocks you’ve been battling for
yearsPerfect for anyone who wants more bliss, wealth, or better
relationships, The Power of One More is an indispensable roadmap to
realizing and exceeding your personal and professional goals by tapping
into the superpowers and gifts you already have inside you. Read more
From internationally acclaimed crime writer Deon Meyer, a new thriller
featuring superstar detectives Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido in the wake
of their impulsive pursuit of state corruption that has left their
reputations hanging in the balanceHaving jeopardized their careers in an
unauthorized investigation that threatened to reveal the corruption in
South Africa’s halls of power, Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido have been
demoted from the elite Hawks police unit. While waiting to be transferred
from Cape Town to seemingly mundane duty in Stellenbosch, Griessel receives
a disturbing, anonymous letter: “I can only trust you and Captain Cupido.
There is an adder in our bosom. Be careful of phone calls.” Assigned to
investigate the disappearance of Callie de Bruin, a young university
student and brilliant computer programmer, they hit dead ends until the
trail, including the death of a fellow officer, leads to a series of gun
heists and the alarming absence of certain weapons from the police
registry, the ramifications of which could be devastating.As Griessel and
Cupido intensify their search for de Bruin, real estate agent Sandra
Steenberg confronts her own crisis: state corruption has caused the real
estate market to crash, exacerbating the dire financial straits facing her
family. When billionaire Jasper Boonstra contacts her to represent a major
property he wants to sell, she pushes aside her concerns about his
notorious reputation as playboy and swindler. And then Boonstra himself
disappears, and Griessel is forced to juggle between Boonstra’s bitter
wife, protective lawyer, and Steenberg, the last person to see him
alive.With propulsive and intricate plotting, sharp prose, and an ending
that takes one’s breath away just when the dust seems to have settled, The
Dark Flood spotlights the state capture and corruption that has overtaken
the country, lending political weight to a powerful story. Read more
“An absolute joy to read. Funny, entertaining, and beautifully written.”
―B. A. Paris, New York Times bestselling authorA delightfully clever new
mystery from creator of BBC One’s hilarious murder mystery series Death in
ParadiseMeet Judith: a seventy-seven-year-old whiskey drinking, crossword
puzzle author living her best life in a dilapidated mansion on the
outskirts of Marlow.Nothing ever happens in Marlow. That is, until Judith
hears her neighbor shot while skinny-dipping in the Thames. The local
police don’t believe her story. It’s an open and shut case, of course. Ha!
Stefan can’t be left for dead like that.Judith investigates and picks up a
crew of sidekicks: Suzie the dogwalker and Becks the vicar’s wife.
Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club.When another body turns up, they
realize they have a real-life serial killer on their hands. And the puzzle
they set out to solve has become a trap from which they might never
escape…Robert Thorogood, has turned the Christie-mystery on its head with
this ever-so-sly cozy perfect for readers who love Richard Osmond’s
Thursday Murder Club and An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good.”Lightweight but
no-nonsense and genuinely brainy”―Kirkus Reviews”Damn right funny and
heartwarming…great fun”―Crime Time”I love Robert Thorogood’s
writing.”―Peter James, international bestselling author Read more
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition,
Text Revision (DSM-5-TR), is the most comprehensive, current, and critical
resource for clinical practice available to today’s mental health
clinicians and researchers. DSM-5-TR includes the fully revised text and
references, updated diagnostic criteria and ICD-10-CM codes since DSM-5 was
published in 2013. It features a new disorder, Prolonged Grief Disorder, as
well as codes for suicidal behavior available to all clinicians of any
discipline without the requirement of any other diagnosis.With
contributions from over 200 subject matter experts, this updated volume
boasts the most current text updates based on the scientific literature.
Now in four-color and with the ability to authenticate each printed copy,
DSM-5-TR provides a cohesive, updated presentation of criteria, diagnostic
codes, and text. This latest volume offers a common language for clinicians
involved in the diagnosis and study of mental disorders and facilitates an
objective assessment of symptom presentations across a variety of clinical
settings—inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison,
clinical, private practice, and primary care.Stay current with these
important updates in DSM-5-TR: • Fully revised text for each disorder with
updated sections on associated features, prevalence, development and
course, risk and prognostic factors, culture, diagnostic markers, suicide,
differential diagnosis, and more.• Addition of Prolonged Grief Disorder
(PGD) to Section II—a new disorder for diagnosis• Over 70 modified criteria
sets with helpful clarifications since publication of DSM-5• Fully updated
Introduction and Use of the Manual to guide usage and provide context for
important terminology• Considerations of the impact of racism and
discrimination on mental disorders integrated into the text• New codes to
flag and monitor suicidal behavior, available to all clinicians of any
discipline and without the requirement of any other diagnosis• Fully
updated ICD-10-CM codes implemented since 2013, including over 50 coding
updates new to DSM-5-TR for substance intoxication and withdrawal and other
disorders• Updated and redesigned Diagnostic Classification This manual is
a valuable resource for other physicians and health professionals,
including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and
rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal
specialists. The new DSM-5-TR is the most definitive resource for the
diagnosis and classification of mental disorders. Read more
Sheriff Bree Taggert’s downfall is part of a killer’s cunning design in #1
Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s
novel of murder, lies, and revenge.Called to an isolated farm to check on
an elderly widow, Sheriff Bree Taggert finds a brutal double homicide. One
of the victims is Eugene Oscar, the bitter and corrupt former deputy she
recently forced out of the department.Working with criminal investigator
Matt Flynn, Bree discovers that she isn’t the only one who had a troubling
history with Eugene. But someone doesn’t want Bree digging up the past. She
becomes the target of a stranger’s sick and devious campaign calculated to
destroy her reputation, career, family, and new relationship with Matt. To
make matters worse, she’s the prime suspect in Eugene’s murder.When her
chief deputy goes missing while investigating the case, Bree refuses to
back down. She won’t let him become the next victim. His life and her
future depend on finding a killer nursing a vengeful rage. Read more
I want a girl I can’t have.She’s my tutor.My best friend’s girlfriend.And
my kryptonite.She also looks really good in my T-shirt.But she wants the
golden boy, and I’m more of the villain type.Or at least I was….Until I
saw her smile for the first time.But the good guy she wants wouldn’t lust
after his friend’s girlfriend.And the good guy she’s with sure as hell
shouldn’t be sneaking around behind her back.So where does that leave
me?Previously Titled Please Don’t Be in Love With Someone Else Read more
The King Arthur Case is the seventh installment of Jean-Luc Bannalec’s
bestselling mystery series.The forest of Broceliande, with its picturesque
lakes and castles, is the last remnant of the fairy kingdom, if Breton lore
is to be believed. Innumerable legends spanning thousands of years are set
here, inclding the tale of King Arthur and the Round Table.It seems to be
an appropriate destination for Commissaire Dupin and his team to take a
late summer field trip. But when the body of a historian turns up, Dupin is
called upon to investigate in the brutal murder case. Before too long,
there are more victims. What knowledge do the assembled scientists have
about the most recent archaeological digs in the area? Where do they stand
on the controversial decision to turn parts of the forest into an amusement
park? And why is no one willing to talk? Even Nolwenn, Dupin’s unshakeable
assistant, is concerned. And that means trouble.Mysterious, ingenious, and
suspenseful: Dupin’s seventh case takes him and his team into the very
heart of Brittany. Read more
This is about a book written by Mallory James and her son Jacob. Mallory James is a fictitious character. She brings a lot of terrifying, dazzlingly, well-written items to the story. It is a paranormal story! It is a mind-blowing saga to your mind, Mallory brings a lot of paranormal stories to Jacob’s upbringing.
“Take my word for it, James Reece is one rowdy motherf***er. Get ready!”
—Chris Pratt, star of The Terminal List, coming to Amazon Prime The #1 New
York Times bestselling Terminal List series continues as James Reece
embarks on a global journey of vengeance.A woman boards a plane in the
African country of Burkina Faso having just completed a targeted
assassination for the state of Israel. Two minutes later, her plane is
blown out of the sky. Over 6,000 miles away, former Navy SEAL James Reece
watches the names and pictures of the victims on cable news. One face
triggers a distant memory of a Mossad operative attached to the CIA years
earlier in Iraq—a woman with ties to the intelligence services of two
nations…a woman Reece thought he would never see again. Reece enlists
friends new and old across the globe to track down her killer, unaware that
he may be walking into a deadly trap. Read more
In his most autobiographical novel to date, James Lee Burke continues the
epic Holland family saga with a writer grieving the death of his daughter
while battling earthly and supernatural outlaws.Novelist Aaron Holland
Broussard is shattered when his daughter Fannie Mae dies suddenly. As he
tries to honor her memory by saving two young men from a life of crime amid
their opioid-ravaged community, he is drawn into a network of villainy that
includes a violent former Klansman, a far-from-holy minister, a biker club
posing as evangelicals, and a murderer who has been hiding in plain sight.
Aaron’s only ally is state police officer Ruby Spotted Horse, a no-nonsense
woman who harbors some powerful secrets in her cellar. Despite the air of
mystery surrounding her, Ruby is the only one Aaron can trust. That is,
until the ghost of Fannie Mae shows up, guiding her father through a
tangled web of the present and past and helping him vanquish his foes from
both this world and the next. Drawn from James Lee Burke’s own life
experiences, Every Cloak Rolled in Blood is a devastating exploration of
the nature of good and evil and a deeply moving story about the power of
love and family. Read more
Luis a U.S. Army War Veteran and his wife are separated and about to divorce after 14 years of marriage. Luis has Bipolar and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and faces a tough question from his wife, who has various mental illnesses: Is she worthy of love? She knows very little of his mental health and history of abuse, leading Luis into a mental whirlwind and trying to find a valid answer. Luis reveals his true love and worthiness by providing his story and perspective from his beginning to the present. Luis provides details about being a victim of child abuse, alcoholism, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD and strives for self-improvement, from a Male’s perspective.
Love – Borderline Personality disorder – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Bipolar Disorder – Anxiety – Depression – Marriage
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts introduces an
unforgettable thief in an unputdownable new novel…Greed. Desire. Obsession.
Revenge . . . It’s all in a night’s work. Harry Booth started stealing at
nine to keep a roof over his ailing mother’s head, slipping into luxurious,
empty homes at night to find items he could trade for precious cash. When
his mother finally succumbed to cancer, he left Chicago—but kept up his
nightwork, developing into a master thief with a code of honor and an
expertise in not attracting attention?or getting attached. Until he meets
Miranda Emerson, and the powerful bond between them upends all his rules.
But along the way, Booth has made some dangerous associations, including
the ruthless Carter LaPorte, who sees Booth as a tool he controls for his
own profit. Knowing LaPorte will leverage any personal connection, Booth
abandons Miranda for her own safety—cruelly, with no explanation—and
disappears.But the bond between Miranda and Booth is too strong, pulling
them inexorably back together. Now Booth must face LaPorte, to truly free
himself and Miranda once and for all. Read more
A Brighter TOMORROW is a beautiful coffee table book that contains heartfelt poetry and original artwork inspired by the pandemic. This unique book offers the reader comfort and hope for the future.
“One of my favorite authors.”—Colleen HooverAn insightful, delightful,
instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Beach Read and
People We Meet on Vacation. Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah
Daily ∙ Today ∙ Parade ∙ Marie Claire ∙ Bustle ∙ PopSugar ∙ Katie Couric
Media ∙ Book Bub ∙ SheReads ∙ Medium ∙ The Washington Post ∙ and more!One
summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming… Nora Stephens’
life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not
the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the
sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients,
for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her
beloved little sister Libby. Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine
Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a
sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small town transformation for Nora,
who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But
instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or
bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a
bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if
not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute. If
Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero,
but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences
no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just
unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves. Read more
It’s a father and son journey who goes on a quest to save their kin from a religious cult who seeks to harness the gods of the night which are the moon gods and seek to overthrow the sun’s gods of the day and plummet the world in eternal darkness and sorrow
Contemporary literary fiction. African characters and encounters.
The Condom and Other Stories presents a colorful cast of characters whom readers will simultaneously cheer and boo in seventeen stories laced with humor, snappy dialogue, and the odd twist.
~ How does a philandering London lawyer explain the condom his shocked wife found in his clothes that morning?
~ Can sophisticated Ada hold her breath—and misgivings—long enough to finish consulting the musty mystic healer on her childlessness?
~ Why does nonchalant Nez seem to be doing everything she can to fail her visa interview at the US Embassy?
~ Will straitlaced Susan, a chorister and prayer warrior, come up with a ruse in time to stop her partner from yielding to the rapacious preacher?
The intrigues keep coming in this entertaining collection which is told at a lively pace. As the heroines and heroes navigate testing encounters and relationships, their inflamed passions, conflicted moralities, and nifty schemes combine to produce a series of amusing results.
Since the end of World War II, and the fulfilment of Bible prophecy in the restoration of the nation of Israel, the Holy Spirit has been preparing the Church for the End-Time Harvest. Amazing “moves of God” have occurred through fallible servants, who were available for the Lord to use. Some were household names in their day, yet they are virtually unknown among Christians today. The institutional church has so suppressed knowledge of these events that most Christians don’t even know they occurred.
Many popular accounts of these men and women and their deeds have been deliberately falsified to discredit their ministries; some out of jealousy, some due to theological disputes. You will need to draw your own conclusions as to why and investigate the stories related in this volume to your own satisfaction.
God has been telling the prophets He is about to “do it again”. There is another major ‘Wave of The Holy Spirit’ about to break upon an unready Church, known to many as the Billion-Soul Harvest. My prayer is that this book will open your eyes to what the Lord has already done so that you can have faith for what He is about to do, in which YOU are called to play a part.
In many ways, Conner seems like an ordinary boy growing up in the 1960s. But since the age of four, he and his brother have been abducted by aliens multiple times. Conner’s gift of seeing beings from the spirit world sometimes gives him access to protection and comfort, but at other times, his ability adds to the horror of being hunted by extraterrestrials.
As he matures, Conner must learn which alien races he can trust, what they want with our planet, and how their agendas tie in with Biblical prophecy. While dealing with frequent moves and trouble at home, Conner will try to survive unrelenting attention from an alien race who has decided his genome may hold the key to saving their people.
This story creates a thrilling fictional narrative out of copious research on alien abduction conducted by the authors, including numerous firsthand accounts never made available to a general audience.
“Too intense for kids, this fascinating story blends spirituality and alien encounters in a way I have never seen before.” –Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven and Five Kingdoms
If Fiona has learned anything in life, it’s how to keep a secret—even from the father who raised her. She is the only person who knows about her late mother’s affair in Tuscany thirty years earlier, and she intends to keep it that way…until a lawyer calls with shocking news: her biological father has died and left her an incredible inheritance—along with two half siblings.
Fiona travels to Italy, where the family is shocked to learn of her existence and desperate to contest her share of the will. While the mystery of her mother’s affair is slowly unraveled, Fiona must navigate through tricky family relationships and tense sibling rivalries. Fiona both fears and embraces her new destiny as she searches for the truth about the fateful summer her mother spent in Italy and the father she never knew.
Spilling over with the sumptuous flavors and romance of Tuscany, These Tangled Vines takes readers on a breathtaking journey of love, secrets, sacrifice, courage—and most importantly, the true meaning of family.