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 the mountains of Pakistan, a high-tech mission aimed at preventing another nuke on US soil goes off the rails – with deadly results. At a Wall Street investment firm, a computer intelligence takes the first tentative steps to free itself from its digital restraints. In a basement workshop, an engineer sees visions of a god who instructs him to defend the human race – by any means necessary.
In Level Five, the debut near-future thriller by Nebula Award winner William Ledbetter, AIs battle for dominance, and nanotechnology is on the loose. And all that stands in the way of the coming apocalypse is a starry-eyed inventor who dreams of building a revolutionary new spacecraft and an intelligence agency desk jockey faced with the impossible choice of saving her daughter – or saving the world.
The Shadows Hide Many Secrets…
Seventeen-year-old Eve’s world is about to come crashing down.
When the mysterious Kateri enters her life, Eve is introduced to the hidden realm of the Shayds; an army of warriors who protect the world of light from the forces of evil.
With Kateri’s help, Eve will discover how much of a difference one person can make, and that there are more things in the shadows than we know, but this knowledge will come at a terrible price.
“An utterly absorbing story about troubled families and twisted fates. You won’t be able to put it down—and it will haunt you long after you turn the final page.”—Shari Lapena
“A complex crime scene, a missing girl, a ticking clock: no one writes a more page-turning, gut-wrenching thriller.”—Tess Gerritsen
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner’s latest twisty thrill ride, Detective D. D. Warren and Find Her’s Flora Dane return in a race against the clock to either save a young girl’s life…or bring her to justice.
The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one—a sixteen-year-old girl—missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case—but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, whether as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.
ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR
“A big, sprawling, ultimately stunning crime tableau.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times
“You can’t ask for more emotionally moving entertainment.” – Stephen King
“One of the best thriller writers on the planet.” – Esquire
The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force
What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish? How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know what side you’re on?
The war has come home.
For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America’s longest conflict: The War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world’s most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin―the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adán Barrera―has left him bloody and scarred, cost him the people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul.
Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there.
Barrera’s final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Throwing himself into the gap to stem the deadly flow, Keller finds himself surrounded by enemies―men who want to kill him, politicians who want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable―an incoming administration that’s in bed with the very drug traffickers that Keller is trying to bring down.
Art Keller is at war with not only the cartels, but with his own government. And the long fight has taught him more than he ever imagined. Now, he learns the final lesson―there are no borders.
In a story that moves from deserts of Mexico to Wall Street, from the slums of Guatemala to the marbled corridors of Washington, D.C., Winslow follows a new generation of narcos, the cops who fight them, street traffickers, addicts, politicians, money-launderers, real-estate moguls, and mere children fleeing the violence for the chance of a life in a new country.
A shattering tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice, this last novel in Don Winslow’s magnificent, award-winning, internationally bestselling trilogy is packed with unforgettable, drawn-from-the-headlines scenes. Shocking in its brutality, raw in its humanity, The Border is an unflinching portrait of modern America, a story of—and for—our time.
After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. The city’s denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, however, the city is starting to fray along the edges—crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called “the breaks” is ravaging the population.
When a strange new visitor arrives—a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side—the city is entranced. The “orcamancer,” as she’s known, very subtly brings together four people—each living on the periphery—to stage unprecedented acts of resistance. By banding together to save their city before it crumbles under the weight of its own decay, they will learn shocking truths about themselves.
Blackfish City is a remarkably urgent—and ultimately very hopeful—novel about political corruption, organized crime, technology run amok, the consequences of climate change, gender identity, and the unifying power of human connection.
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From USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins comes a new novel in a mesmerizing series set in the Old West, where an arranged marriage becomes a grand passion . . .
What kind of mail-order bride greets her intended with a bullet instead of a kiss? One like Regan Carmichael—an independent spirit equally at home in denims and dresses. Shooting Dr. Colton Lee in the shoulder is an honest error, but soon Regan wonders if her entire plan to marry a man she’s never met is a mistake. Colton, who buried his heart along with his first wife, insists he only wants someone to care for his daughter. Yet Regan is drawn to the unmistakable desire in his gaze.
Regan’s far from the docile bride Colton was expecting. Still, few women would brave the wilds of Wyoming Territory for an uncertain future with a widower and his child. The thought of having a bold, forthright woman like Regan in his life—and in his arms—begins to inspire a new dream. And despite his family’s disapproval and an unseen enemy, he’ll risk all to make this match a real union of body and soul.
Drops of Rain, Drops of Blood: An experiential Journey” is a powerful, heart-felt, and realistic articulation of narrative prose and lyrical chants and poems that shed light on the harsh realities of the farm working poor. The reader will be enthralled by the stories and poems and by the great hope and optimism of the author who lived through it. From the cotton fields of western Texas to the streets of Juarez, Mexico; from the streets of El Paso to the strawberry fields of Oregon; from the orchards and vineyards of California to the villages and towns of Colombia, South America. These are the birth places of anecdotes and short stories and poems that intertwine like curls of smoke from a campfire. In this eclectic collection of writings one can hear the cries of joy and pain, the sighs and whispers of familial love, and the exultant aspirations of conquering despair and poverty by a hunger that drives human spirit to overcome limits and boundaries. This is a side of life that many will never see. Take a voyage through uncharted waters, ride the river rapids through unexplored canyons, nd in the end, discover what is lost when a culture or lifestyle is taken away or buried under tons of prejudice and misconceptions. We all lose.
1973. Rhodesia. An outlawed state with an infant insurgency smouldering in the northeast border regions. That’s when I stumbled unintentionally into farm work north of a pinprick sized village of Centenary. Named after the centenary of the birth of Cecil Rhodes (1853 – 1902), the region boasted the best tobacco growing conditions in the world. Using cheap African labour and low tech farming methods, the rich smelling leaves reached the buyers in Europe despite the United Nations embargo.The commercial tobacco farms were surrounded by reserves exclusive to Africans, a hideout for emerging insurgents. From these enclaves, heavily armed terrorists struck at farming families to murder or frighten them into abandoning their land. Africans living in adjacent areas were barbarically tortured and murdered. Anyone living or working in the Centenary district was a sitting target.Farm houses were mortared and machine-gunned at night, individual farmers and workers ambushed by day. Landmines were frequently laid on the dirt roads that crossed the area, exploding with devastating effect under civilian cars. As well as mortal danger, farmers faced economic sanctions designed to cripple agriculture, constant attacks by the overseas media as well as normal farming challenges of market pricing, weather and cash flow.With a history of bloody or chaotic changeovers from white to black rule in countries north of Rhodesia convinced the European population to cling onto power. They circumvented United Nations sanctions, developed innovative products to replace shortages and kept machinery working well past its replacement date. The white farmers were decent, genuine, resilient, and hard- working people who did whatever necessary to preserve their legacy.Sitting Target describes the farming experience, the funny, the serious and the murder.
From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement.
In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself–shadowed and luminous at once–we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings’ mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn’t know and understand in that time, and it is this journey–through facts, recollection, and imagination–that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.
When a struggling mom saves the life of a drowning mob boss’ daughter, a debt that can’t be repaid, she succumbs to his handsomely paid job offer to be his right-hand errand girl
After a missing package leads her to a string of drug dealers, she’s forced to choose between her loyalty to the Pedroni family—and her freedom
Disclaimer: Strong language and sensitive subject matter
Wyoming detective Lane Brouwer had all she ever wanted. Training horses in her beautiful mountain ranch, she’s achieved independence and the perfect western lifestyle. Until now.
Jackson Hole is a playground for new money as vast as the western sky. But when a rich young jetsetter is murdered, the investigation threatens to tear the valley apart. Detective Brouwer is in a race against time, a battle of wits with powerful locals, and a deadly manhunt with a menacing figure haunting the forest.
As more young women are murdered, she discovers they were in a secret group of decadent young women. Brouwer will have to look past her cowgirl roots to understand what lured elite women to mysterious deaths in the prime of their lives.
Why are privileged young women taking part in strange ceremonies where a serial killer may be stalking the forest at night? Are these women covering up the murder of their friend? To find the answers, she will enter a world of fantasy and dread deep in the mountain wilderness. But just as trees hide Alpine lakes, there is more than meets the eye.
The smart and sexy Garner brothers have turned Glory Junction into California’s hottest extreme sports town—and a thrilling adventure of the heart is always part of the deal . . .
The savvy CEO behind his family’s outdoor sporting empire, TJ Garner has his choice of women. But the only one he wants is way out of bounds. Deb Bennett has been his brother Win’s on and off girl since they were teenagers. And Deb’s still waiting for Win to quit fooling around and realize she’s The One . . .
Deb carves the ski slopes and rides the rapids like a champion—it’s getting her every day life in order that’s the real challenge. When she turns to Win’s big brother for financial advice, TJ spontaneously offers the hard-working waitress an executive job at Garner Adventure. To Deb’s surprise, the job is a blast—and so is working for TJ. She always knew he was a heartthrob, just like all the Garners, but he’s charming and attentive too. Of course, given the choice between him and Win there’s no contest—or is there? . . .
Praise for Need You
“Well paced, well-written, a romantic delight!”
—Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author
FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
The universally acclaimed return of the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies.
“Restorative fiction for these urgent times.” (The New York Times)
“Outstanding.” (The Boston Globe)
“Marvelous.” (The Economist)
“Gorgeously weird and limber.” (The New Yorker)
“Easily the year’s best story collection.” (Vogue)
“Groff’s gifts as a writer just keep soaring higher and higher.” (NPR’s Fresh Air)
Florida is a “superlative” book (Boston Globe), “frequently funny” (San Francisco Chronicle), “brooding, inventive and often moving” (NPR Fresh Air) –as Groff is recognized as “Florida’s unofficial poet laureate, as Joan Didion was for California.” (Washington Post)
In her thrilling new book, Lauren Groff brings the reader into a physical world that is at once domestic and wild—a place where the hazards of the natural world lie waiting to pounce, yet the greatest threats and mysteries are still of an emotional, psychological nature. A family retreat can be derailed by a prowling panther, or by a sexual secret. Among those navigating this place are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown up; a restless, childless couple, a searching, homeless woman; and an unforgettable, recurring character—a steely and conflicted wife and mother.
The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida—its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind—becomes its gravitational center: an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence. Groff transports the reader, then jolts us alert with a crackle of wit, a wave of sadness, a flash of cruelty, as she writes about loneliness, rage, family, and the passage of time. With shocking accuracy and effect, she pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury—the moments that make us alive. Startling, precise, and affecting, Florida is a magnificent achievement.
“A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller” ―New York Times Book Review
“Buckle up, because you won’t be able to put this one down.” ―Glamour
“Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl.” ―In Touch Weekly
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
Read between the lies.
A 2018 Indie Next Pick | One of Glamour Magazine’s Best Books of 2018 | One of Hello Giggles’ 19 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018
Praise for The Wife Between Us:
“Fiendishly clever…in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing.” ―Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire
“A clever thriller with masterful twists.” – Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman
“The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It’s terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won’t know who to trust. I loved it.” –Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew
“A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!” –Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada
“This amazing story gallops along at breakneck speed, with an ending that smacks you between the eyes and takes your breath away. These authors are destined to become trail blazers in the field of psychological suspense books that explode in your hands!” ―Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault
“Like a house of mirrors, The Wife Between Us kept me guessing around every corner, delving into the complexities of marriage, friendship, and obsession.” ―Javier Ramirez, The Book Table
Most life stories have people overcoming their demons. I’d just like to escape mine.
My name is Jay Richard Peters. I was born on the 24th of March 1967. In less than two weeks I’ll turn seventeen, and I’ll finally be moving out of my home… or maybe I should say my hell, and into a place of my own.
For as long as I can remember, a dark cloud, my father, has hung over my existence. An inescapable, unpredictable force, worse than the devil itself. He’s made running away impossible. But I’m not planning to run away. I’m planning to move out. That’s what you do when you grow up, you move out.
But first, I want to make a record of my life up to this point. Then, my first night in my own place, I’ll hold a ceremonial burning. Burning the past to cleanse the future, as Taylora would say. Not that everything in my past was bad… to tell the story right, I guess I’ll want to talk about that too.
No, not want. Need. I need to talk about the good. I need to remember the bits of my life worth living. If I’m going to get through this… I have to talk about those bits too. The bits that kept me going. The bits that pulled me through. But… uh… I guess I should stop rambling and actually get started…
Aussie trucker Mark Cornwall is estranged from his wife and, after 5 years, has become a loner. Now he has sold up his trucking business in preparation for a global walkabout, but first has to complete his company’s last delivery from the south coast up to his ex-wife’s newspaper in Darwin NT. His relaxed solo barbie at a desolate truck stop near Port Augusta is disturbed by 5 luxury Winnabagoes who want to party in his chosen pozzy. He moves after rescuing a foreign topless model from the clutches of the partygoers, agreeing to take her to her Consulate in Darwin. They discover mutual attraction, but he resists, thinking she only wishes to thank him for saving her. After a few misunderstandings and some dramatic interludes, he discovers she is far more famous than he realises and, though they seek comfort in each other, can these fleeting moments lead to a lasting future together to two such different people? A festive romance set in the searing Aussie Outback, packed with drama, humour, and a little adult content romance.
A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry.
New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.
Maberry, whose works include the popular Joe Ledger thrillers (read by Ray Porter), the Rot & Ruin YA zombie apocalypse novels, and V-Wars (soon to be a Netflix series starring The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder), switches from visceral action to unnerving supernatural suspense.
In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones.
One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell–can contain.
As Moss tries to evade his pursuers–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives–McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines.
No Country for Old Men is a triumph.
Finding the necessary healthcare solutions for patients and caregivers in Australia can be a daunting task. Although the Australian healthcare system is world-class, its evolution has led to complexities, inequalities and frustrations for healthcare practitioners and patients alike.
In this book, you will learn:
why diagnosis and treatment need to adopt a more holistic view of individuals.
which practices and restrictions prohibit healthcare practitioners from delivering the best care for their patients, despite their best intentions.
where to find the help and support you need based on your unique circumstances.
how to navigate the existing healthcare system to achieve the best results.
how minor adjustments to the care and treatment of the ill, aged, disabled and disenfranchised can significantly improve patient outcomes.
It is time that our healthcare system provides people with the support they need, not just to recover from an illness, but to secure the best possible results for individuals and their families physically, mentally, emotionally and personally.
Aubrey St. James is in trouble. She’s locked in a cell at a government black site. She doesn’t know where that site is or how the hell she got there. But she knows that it has something to do with the stranger she rescued from the river. Someone – or something – called Johnny.
Saul Tarson knows that the thing he’s locked up is dangerous, because it left a trail of six dead cops in its wake, all killed in a way that defies explanation. It is Saul’s sworn duty to get to the truth about Johnny before more people die – a lot more.
All Johnny wants is to return home. But he has a mission to fulfill first. And what he does in the next 20 hours will either save mankind – or bring it to its knees.
Johnny is the new breakneck science fiction thriller by Audible listener favorite D. J. Molles, New York Times best-selling author of The Remaining series.
Narrated by Marc Vietor with additional voices by Scott Aiello, Lauren Fortgang, Amanda Ronconi, Therese Plummer, and Josh Hurley.
Cassi Burke is crushed when her adoptive parents are killed in a plane crash, and skeptical when a previously unknown aunt steps forward. A visit to the aunt is enlightening, however a walk in the woods near her aunt’s home proves life-changing. Cassi stumbles on the victim of a violent death and is discovered at the crime scene by a vacationing police detective. Facts soon reveal Cassi is not a valid suspect, but not before her identity is splashed throughout the media, making her a target. While unknown danger stalks Cassi she is attracted to Nick McGraw, the detective who discovered her. The attraction is mutual, putting deadly circumstances and a heated attraction on a collision course.