Triple Cross: The Greatest Alex Cross Thriller Since Kiss the Girls (The Alex Cross Thrillers)

James Patterson’s #1 bestselling hero Detective Alex Cross hunts down a
serial killer who targets entire families—and who will next be coming for
the Crosses. A precise killer, he always moves under the cover of
darkness, flawlessly triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence.
Cross and Sampson aren’t the only ones investigating. Also in on this
most intriguing case is the world’s bestselling true-crime author, who sees
patterns everyone else misses. The writer, Thomas Tull, calls the Family
Man murders the perfect crime story. He believes the killer may never be
caught. Cross knows there is no perfect crime. And he’s going to hunt
down the Family Man no matter what it takes. Until the Family Man
decides to flip the narrative and bring down Cross and his family. Read more

The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America

In two previous highly regarded books on the U.S. Senate, Ira Shapiro
chronicled the institution from its apogee in the 1970s through its decline
in the decades since. Now, Shapiro turns his gaze to how the Senate
responded to the challenges posed by the Trump administration and its
prospects under President Biden. The Founding Fathers gave the US Senate
many functions, but it had one fundamental responsibility—its raison
d’etre: to provide the check against a dangerous president who threatened
our democracy. Two hundred and thirty years later, when Donald Trump, a
potential authoritarian, finally reached the White House, the Senate should
have served as both America’s first and last lines of defense. Instead, we
had the nightmare scenario: today’s Senate, reduced through a long period
of decline to a hyper-partisan, gridlocked shadow of its former self, was
unable to meet its fundamental responsibility. Shapiro documents the
pivotal challenges facing the Senate during the Trump administration,
arguing that the body’s failure to provide leadership represents the most
catastrophic failure of government in American history. The last section
covers the Senate’s performance during President Biden’s first year in
office and looks forward to the 2022 Senate elections and beyond. Read more

Resting Scrooge Face: A Short Story

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a
festive short romance about old flames and mistaken identities.After a bad
breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint
hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and cheery, Nola’s
surroundings only worsen her sour mood.To make matters worse, Caleb, the
boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in
town. While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman,
who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a
fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.Nola writes back
to her new pen pal—who, unbeknownst to Nola, is none other than Caleb. When
Caleb gets a response hand delivered by the mailman, he’s intrigued by the
mystery sender. A friendly correspondence develops—and quickly turns
flirtatious.Although Nola and Caleb claim they can’t stand each other, they
can’t deny the simmering attraction that brought them together in the first
place.Can these nameless pen pals write their own love story—or will they
be too caught up with the ghosts of their Christmases past to find a future
together? Read more

After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Vital reading for Americans and people
anywhere who seek to understand what is happening ‘after the fall’ of the
global system created by the United States” (New York Journal of Books),
from the former White House aide, close confidant to President Barack
Obama, and author of The World as It Is At a time when democracy in the
United States is endangered as never before, Ben Rhodes spent years
traveling the world to understand why. He visited dozens of countries,
meeting with politicians and activists confronting the same nationalism and
authoritarianism that are tearing America apart. Along the way, he
discusses the growing authoritarianism of Vladimir Putin, and his
aggression towards Ukraine, with the foremost opposition leader in Russia,
who was subsequently poisoned and imprisoned; he profiled Hong Kong
protesters who saw their movement snuffed out by China under Xi
Jinping; and America itself reached the precipice of losing democracy
before giving itself a fragile second chance. The characters and issues
that Rhodes illuminates paint a picture that shows us where we are
today—from Barack Obama to a rising generation of international leaders;
from the authoritarian playbook endangering democracy to the flood of
disinformation enabling authoritarianism. Ultimately, Rhodes writes
personally and powerfully about finding hope in the belief that looking
squarely at where America has gone wrong can make clear how essential it is
to fight for what America is supposed to be, for our own country and the
entire world. Read more

Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home

Dispatches from the Edge meets In an Instant in this dramatic memoir of
war, family, resilience, and recovery from Benjamin Hall, the Fox News
journalist who was gravely injured by a Russian attack in the early days of
the invasion of Ukraine.When veteran war reporter Benjamin Hall woke up in
Kyiv on the morning of March 14, 2022, he had no idea that, within hours,
Russian bombs would nearly end his life. As a journalist for Fox News, Hall
had worked in dangerous war zones like Syria and Afghanistan, but with
three young daughters at home, life on the edge was supposed to be a thing
of the past. Yet when Russia viciously attacked Ukraine in February 2022,
Hall quickly volunteered to go; despite the risks, he knew that Americans
needed to understand this world-altering conflict. A few weeks later, while
on assignment, Hall and his crew were blown up in a Russian strike. With
Hall himself gravely injured and stuck in Kyiv, it was unclear if he would
make it out alive.This is the story of how he survived—a story that
continues to this day. For the first time, Hall shares his experience in
full—from his ground-level view of the war to his dramatic rescue to his
arduous, and ongoing, recovery. Going inside the events that have
permanently transformed him, Hall recalls his time at the front lines of
our world’s conflicts, exploring how his struggle to step away from war
reporting led him back one perilous last time, and explaining how his years
of experience kept him safe, right up until they failed him. Featuring
nail-biting accounts from the many people across multiple countries who
banded together to get him to safety, Hall offers a stunning look at
complex teamwork and heartfelt perseverance that turned his life into a
mission. He’d been telling war stories for years, and now, suddenly, he was
one.Through it all, Hall’s spirit has remained undaunted, buoyed by that
remarkable corps of people from around the world whose collective
determination ensured his survival—the former and current military
personnel who rescued him, the medical staff who saved him, his coworkers
who fought for his safe return, and his family who supported him at every
turn. Ultimately, this trauma, the greatest of his life, serves as a
pivotal reminder to us all of the fundamental goodness in the world,
illuminating how the horrors of war can bring about the best in humanity.
Evocative, harrowing, and deeply moving, Saved is a powerful memoir of
family and friends, of life and healing, and of how to respond when you are
tested in ways you never thought possible.Benjamin Hall’s memoir includes a
16-page color photo insert. Read more

The House at the End of the World

Soon no one on Earth will have a place to hide in this novel about fears
known and unknown by #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean
Koontz.In retreat from a devastating loss and crushing injustice, Katie
lives alone in a fortresslike stone house on Jacob’s Ladder island. Once a
rising star in the art world, she finds refuge in her painting.The
neighboring island of Ringrock houses a secret: a government research
facility. And now two agents have arrived on Jacob’s Ladder in search of
someone―or something―they refuse to identify. Although an air of menace
hangs over these men, an infinitely greater threat has arrived, one so
strange even the island animals are in a state of high alarm.Katie soon
finds herself in an epic and terrifying battle with a mysterious enemy. But
Katie’s not alone after all: a brave young girl appears out of the violent
squall. As Katie and her companion struggle across a dark and eerie
landscape, against them is an omnipresent terror that could bring about the
end of the world. Read more

Never Marry Your Brother’s Best Friend (Never Say Never)

Opposites attract?In theory, maybe.In reality, doubtful.When my brother’s
best friend asks me to fake marry him to secure a business deal he
desperately needs, I laugh in his face. Me help Carter Harrington? That’s
split-your-pants, rip-roaring hilarious. I don’t even like him.Besides, no
one would believe I’m Carter’s wife. It’s ridiculous.He’s tall, blond, and
attention-grabbing gorgeous. I’m short, curvy, awkward… and usually
invisible.He’s never met someone he couldn’t charm. I can barely talk to
friends, much less strangers.He’s a workaholic that lives and breathes
money and business. I prefer to lose myself in my art.Believability factor
of us as a couple? Zero.But when he puts his hand on my thigh, pulls me to
his side possessively, and whispers dirty things in my ear that make me go
liquid, all the reasons why we shouldn’t be together start to fade away.And
when we’re forced to share a bed to keep up the charade, this fake marriage
begins to feel real.Dangerously real.What’s a girl to do when the man she
can’t stand starts to feel like her husband?Never Marry Your Brother’s Best
Friend is a full-length romance with a Happily Ever After. It can be read
as a standalone. Read more

The Cabinet of Dr. Leng (Agent Pendergast Series Book 21)

Preston & Child continue their #1 bestselling series featuring FBI Special
Agent Pendergast and Constance Greene, as they cross paths with New York’s
deadliest serial killer: Pendergast’s own ancestor…and now his greatest
foe.AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY Astoundingly, Constance has found a way back to
the place of her origins, New York City in the late 1800s, leaping at the
chance, although it means leaving the present forever.A DESPERATE
OPPORTUNITY Constance sets off on a quest to prevent the events that lead
to the deaths of her sister and brother. But along the road to redemption,
Manhattan’s most infamous serial killer, Dr. Enoch Leng, lies in wait,
ready to strike at the slightest provocation.UNIMAGINABLE ODDS Meanwhile,
in contemporary New York, Pendergast feverishly searches for a way to
reunite with Constance—but will he discover a way back to her before it’s
too late? Read more

The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER”An absolute home run! You will never
look at WWII the same way again.” ―Brad Thor, #1 bestselling author”Meltzer
and Mensch are masters.” ―Jon Meacham, author The Soul of America”A true
story that reads like a thriller.” ―Alexander S. Vindman, LT. Col., U.S.
Army (Ret.)”An outstanding and memorable reading experience….a true
page-turner from beginning to end.” ―Bookreporter.comFrom the New York
Times bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy and The Lincoln
Conspiracy comes the little-known true story of a Nazi plot to kill FDR,
Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill at the height of World War II.In 1943,
as the war against Nazi Germany raged abroad, President Franklin Roosevelt
had a critical goal: a face-to-face sit-down with his allies Joseph Stalin
and Winston Churchill. This first-ever meeting of the Big Three in Tehran,
Iran, would decide some of the most crucial strategic details of the war.
Yet when the Nazis found out about the meeting, their own secret plan took
shape―an assassination plot that would’ve changed history.A true story
filled with daring rescues, body doubles, and political intrigue, The Nazi
Conspiracy details FDR’s pivotal meeting in Tehran and the deadly Nazi plot
against the heads of state of the three major Allied powers who attended
it.With all the hallmarks of a Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch page-turner,
The Nazi Conspiracy explores the great political minds of the twentieth
century, investigating the pivotal years of the war in gripping detail.
This meeting of the Big Three changed the course of World War II. Here’s
the inside story of how it almost led to a world-shattering disaster. Read more

The Creative Act: A Way of Being

The #1 New York Times bestseller.From the legendary music producer, a
master at helping people connect with the wellsprings of their creativity,
comes a beautifully crafted book many years in the making that offers that
same deep wisdom to all of us.”A gorgeous and inspiring work of art on
creation, creativity, the work of the artist. It will gladden the hearts of
writers and artists everywhere, and get them working again with a new sense
of meaning and direction. A stunning accomplishment.” —Anne Lamott“I set
out to write a book about what to do to make a great work of art. Instead,
it revealed itself to be a book on how to be.” —Rick RubinMany famed music
producers are known for a particular sound that has its day. Rick Rubin is
known for something else: creating a space where artists of all different
genres and traditions can home in on who they really are and what they
really offer. He has made a practice of helping people transcend their
self-imposed expectations in order to reconnect with a state of innocence
from which the surprising becomes inevitable. Over the years, as he has
thought deeply about where creativity comes from and where it doesn’t, he
has learned that being an artist isn’t about your specific output, it’s
about your relationship to the world. Creativity has a place in everyone’s
life, and everyone can make that place larger. In fact, there are few more
important responsibilities.The Creative Act is a beautiful and generous
course of study that illuminates the path of the artist as a road we all
can follow. It distills the wisdom gleaned from a lifetime’s work into a
luminous reading experience that puts the power to create moments—and
lifetimes—of exhilaration and transcendence within closer reach for all of
us. Read more

Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes

America’s most popular sports media figure tells it like it is in this
surprisingly personal book, not only dishing out his signature, uninhibited
opinions but also revealing the challenges he overcame in childhood as well
as at ESPN, and who he really is when the cameras are off.Stephen A. Smith
has never been handed anything, nor was he an overnight success. Growing up
poor in Queens, the son of Caribbean immigrants and the youngest of six
children, he was a sports-obsessed kid who faced a number of struggles,
from undiagnosed dyslexia to getting enough cereal to fill his bowl. As a
basketball player at Winston-Salem State University, he got a glimmer of
his true calling when he wrote a newspaper column arguing for the
retirement of his own Hall of Fame coach, Clarence Gaines. Smith hustled
and rose up from a high school reporter at Daily News (New York) to a
general sports columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1990s, before
getting his own show at ESPN in 2005. After he was unceremoniously fired
from the network in 2009, he became even more determined to fight for
success. He got himself rehired two years later and, with his razor-sharp
intelligence and fearless debate style, found his role on the show he was
destined to star in: First Take, the network’s flagship morning program. In
Straight Shooter, Smith writes about the greatest highs and deepest lows of
his life and career. He gives his thoughts on Skip Bayless, Ray Rice, Colin
Kaepernick, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Cowboys, and former President
Donald Trump. But he also pulls back the curtain and talks about life
beyond the set, sharing authentic stories about his negligent father, his
loving mother, being a father himself, his battle with life-threatening
COVID-19, and what he really thinks about politics and social issues. He
does it all with the same intelligence, humor, and charm that has made him
a household name. Provocative, moving, and eye-opening, this book is the
perfect gift for lovers of sports, television, and anyone who likes their
stories delivered straight to the heart. Read more

My Thoughts on how to be better each and every day | 6 x9 Lined Journal with 120 Pages

Each day we better a chance to be our best selves. This journal is a 6 x 9
lined journal that allows you to record your thoughts or bookish notes on
how to be better each day. I love self-help books and often use journals to
record the gems that I read. I know you will love this journal. This is
also a great book to gift someone special in your life. My Thoughts on how
to be better each and every day 6 x9 Lined Journal with 120 Pages Read more

The House of Wolves: Bolder Than Yellowstone or Succession, Patterson and Lupica’s Power-Family Thriller Is Not To Be Missed

Instant New York Times Bestseller! James Patterson and Mike Lupica are the
thriller dream team! Jenny Wolf’s murdered father leaves her in charge of a
billion-dollar empire—and a family more ruthless than Succession’s Roys and
Yellowstone’s Duttons. The Wolfs, the most powerful family in California,
have a new head–thirty-six-year-old former high school teacher Jenny Wolf.
That means Jenny now runs the prestigious San Francisco Tribune. She also
controls the legendary pro football team, the Wolves. And she has a
murdered father to avenge—if she can survive the killers all around her. An
unforgettable family drama by two writers at the top of their craft. Read more

A Long Time Coming (Cane Brothers)

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn, comes a
witty take on a romantic comedy classic, My Best Friend’s Wedding. Steamy,
laugh-out-loud, and full of charm, these two best friends heat up the pages
while proving true love might be right in front of you.Have you ever heard
of a man-in-waiting?Yeah, neither has my best friend’s soon-to-be
monster-in-law. Ooo, sorry, I meant mother-in-law. Nor has she heard of the
term, what the bride wants, the bride gets.With wedding planning underway
and a short timeline, my best friend, Lia, has recruited me to help her
battle the snarly beast that is Mrs. Beaver. Not scared at all, I accept
the challenge as her man-in-waiting–aka, man of honor–and take matters
into my own hands.The only problem is, with every second we draw closer to
the wedding, I’m starting to see my best girl in a different light.She’s
always been beautiful to me, but now . . . I find myself staring a touch
too long. My hand lingering for one more minute. And when she’s upset?
Allowing her to sleep in my bed.And before I know what’s happening, it hits
me like a ton of bricks. I’m in love with my best friend. Not just in love,
but infatuated.No one compares to her and nothing seems to distract me from
that realization.Not the girl I try to date while I help plan Lia’s
wedding.Not her angry fiancé who thinks I’m growing too close.And not the
looming deadline of her nuptials.Which means, there’s only one thing left
for me to do. Prove to Lia I’m the one she should be with instead. But with
the pressure of her engagement, the stress from her soon-to-be
mother-in-law, and the breath-stealing nerves running through me, I’m
finding it a lot harder to claim the girl than I would like to admit.Say a
little prayer for me . . . Read more

One: Simple One-Pan Wonders: [American Measurements]

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLEROne is the ultimate cookbook that will make
getting good food on the table easier than ever before . . . Jamie Oliver
is back to basics with over 120 simple, delicious, ONE pan recipes. This
edition has been adapted for the US market.In ONE, Jamie Oliver will guide
you through over 120 recipes for tasty, fuss-free and satisfying dishes
cooked in just one pan. What’s better: each recipe has just eight
ingredients or fewer, meaning minimal prep (and cleaning up) and offering
maximum convenience.Packed with budget-friendly dishes you can rustle up
any time, ONE has everything from delicious work from home lunches to quick
dinners the whole family will love; from meat-free options to meals that
will get novice cooks started.With chapters including . . .· Veggie
Delights· Celebrating Chicken· Frying Pan Pasta· Batch CookingSimple dishes
like Juicy Tahini Chicken and Hassleback Eggplant Pie and will soon become
your new favorites.There are plenty more no-fuss, tasty recipes that make
ONE sit alongside 5 Ingredients and Ultimate Veg as your go-to kitchen
companions. Read more

The House in the Pines: A Novel

“This is an absolute, can’t-put-it-down thriller…It’s truly a wild ride
that had me flying through chapter after chapter—which I think is the
perfect way to kick off your year of reading.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s
Book Club Jan ’23 Pick)Armed with only hazy memories, a woman who long ago
witnessed her friend’s sudden, mysterious death, and has since spent her
life trying to forget, sets out to track down answers. What she uncovers,
deep in the woods, is hardly to be believed….Maya was a high school
senior when her best friend, Aubrey, mysteriously dropped dead in front of
the enigmatic man named Frank whom they’d been spending time with all
summer. Seven years later, Maya lives in Boston with a loving boyfriend
and is kicking the secret addiction that has allowed her to cope with what
happened years ago, the gaps in her memories, and the lost time that she
can’t account for. But her past comes rushing back when she comes across a
recent YouTube video in which a young woman suddenly keels over and dies in
a diner while sitting across from none other than Frank. Plunged into the
trauma that has defined her life, Maya heads to her Berkshires hometown to
relive that fateful summer—the influence Frank once had on her and the
obsessive jealousy that nearly destroyed her friendship with Aubrey. At
her mother’s house, she excavates fragments of her past and notices hidden
messages in her deceased Guatemalan father’s book that didn’t stand out to
her earlier. To save herself, she must understand a story written before
she was born, but time keeps running out, and soon, all roads are leading
back to Frank’s cabin…. Utterly unique and captivating, The House in
the Pines keeps you guessing about whether we can ever fully confront the
past and return home. Read more

Horse: A Novel

“Brooks’ chronological and cross-disciplinary leaps are thrilling.” —The
New York Times Book Review “Horse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving
narrative about race and art.” —TIME“A revelation . . . [the] best horse
book I’ve ever read.” —Jane Smiley, The New York Times Book ReviewA
discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest
racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner
braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American
historyKentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge
a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting
victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an
itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse
takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the
stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack. New
York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking
risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a
nineteenth-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious
provenance. Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from
Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves
unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse—one
studying the stallion’s bones for clues to his power and endurance, the
other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were
critical to his racing success. Based on the remarkable true story of the
record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and
science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism. Read more

The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness

What makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life? A good life? According to
the directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest
scientific study of happiness ever conducted, the answer to these questions
may be closer than you realize. What makes a life fulfilling and
meaningful? The simple but surprising answer is: relationships. The
stronger our relationships, the more likely we are to live happy,
satisfying, and overall healthier lives. In fact, the Harvard Study of
Adult Development reveals that the strength of our connections with others
can predict the health of both our bodies and our brains as we go through
life. The invaluable insights in this book emerge from the revealing
personal stories of hundreds of participants in the Harvard Study as they
were followed year after year for their entire adult lives, and this wisdom
is bolstered by research findings from this and many other studies.
Relationships in all their forms—friendships, romantic partnerships,
families, coworkers, tennis partners, book club members, Bible study
groups—all contribute to a happier, healthier life. And as The Good Life
shows us, it’s never too late to strengthen the relationships you have, and
never too late to build new ones. Dr. Waldinger’s TED Talk about the
Harvard Study, “What Makes a Good Life,” has been viewed more than 42
million times and is one of the ten most-watched TED talks ever. The Good
Life has been praised by bestselling authors Jay Shetty (“Robert Waldinger
and Marc Schulz lead us on an empowering quest towards our greatest need:
meaningful human connection”), Angela Duckworth (“In a crowded field of
life advice and even life advice based on scientific research, Schulz and
Waldinger stand apart”), and happiness expert Laurie Santos (“Waldinger and
Schulz are world experts on the counterintuitive things that make life
meaningful”). With warmth, wisdom, and compelling life stories, The Good
Life shows us how we can make our lives happier and more meaningful through
our connections to others. Read more

The Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery

This is a book about self-sabotage. Why we do it, when we do it, and how
to stop doing it—for good. Coexisting but conflicting needs create
self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often
until they feel completely futile. But by extracting crucial insight from
our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better
understanding our brains and bodies, releasing past experiences at a
cellular level, and learning to act as our highest potential future selves,
we can step out of our own way and into our potential. For centuries, the
mountain has been used as a metaphor for the big challenges we face,
especially ones that seem impossible to overcome. To scale our mountains,
we actually have to do the deep internal work of excavating trauma,
building resilience, and adjusting how we show up for the climb. In the
end, it is not the mountain we master, but ourselves. Read more

Girl, Forgotten: A Novel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!“It’s Slaughter’s prodigious gifts of
characterization that make her stand out among thriller
writers.” — Washington PostFrom the New York Times bestselling author of
Pieces of Her, comes an electrifying thriller featuring newly minted US
Marshal Andrea Oliver as she investigates a cold case with links to her
father’s past. A small town hides a big secret…Who killed Emily Vaughn?A
girl with a secret…Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughn gets ready for the
prom. For an athlete, who is smart, pretty and well-liked, this night
should be the highlight of her high school career. But Emily has a
secret. And by the end of the evening, that secret will be silenced
forever. An unsolved murder…Forty years later, Emily’s murder remains a
mystery. Her tight-knit group of friends closed ranks; her respected,
wealthy family retreated inwards; the small town moved on from her grisly
attack. But all that’s about to change.One final chance to uncover a
killer…US Marshal Andrea Oliver arrives in Longbill Beach on her first
assignment: to protect a judge receiving death threats. But, in reality,
Andrea is there to find justice for Emily. The killer is still out
there—and Andrea must discover the truth before she gets silenced, too… Read more

Local Woman Missing: A Novel of Domestic Suspense

New York Times Bestseller”Dark and twisty, with white-knuckle tension and
jaw-dropping surprises.” —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author
of Home Before DarkIn this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense
Mary Kubica, author of the upcoming Just the Nicest Couple, takes domestic
secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing
to keep the truth buried.People don’t just disappear without a trace…Shelby
Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her
six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby
was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these
incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions
than answers, the case eventually goes cold.Now, eleven years later,
Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her,
but no one is prepared for what they’ll find…Don’t miss Mary Kubica’s
twisty new thriller, Just the Nicest Couple!Look for these other
pulse-pounding thrillers by New York Times bestselling author Mary
Kubica:The Good GirlPretty BabyDon’t You CryEvery Last LieWhen the Lights
Go OutThe Other Mrs. Read more

Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel

Pick!NAMED A BEST BOOK OF SUMMER by: Chicago Tribune * The View * Southern
Living * USA Today“Remarkably Bright Creatures [is] an ultimately feel-good
but deceptively sensitive debut. . . . Memorable and tender.” — Washington
Post For fans of A Man Called Ove, a charming, witty and compulsively
readable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a
widow’s unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopusAfter Tova
Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell
Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped
her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik,
mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound over thirty years ago.Tova
becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus
living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but
wouldn’t dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors—until
he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova.Ever the detective, Marcellus
deduces what happened the night Tova’s son disappeared. And now Marcellus
must use every trick his old invertebrate body can muster to unearth the
truth for her before it’s too late. Shelby Van Pelt’s debut novel is a
gentle reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help
uncover a future that once felt impossible. Read more