Mystery / Suspense
Confidently bracing her trigger finger, Priscilla murders those who steal love that belongs to her. She believes she is a superwoman, able to plot and commit perfect murders. It seems she is right. No one ever suspects she murdered her little sister, her husband and her next-door-neighbor. When Priscilla’s daughter-in-law Linda tarnishes her son’s love for her, Priscilla readies her gun. But Linda buys a personal protection dog. Has Priscilla finally met her match?
Twelve-year-old Gilly is about to journey through a summer filled with loss, guilt, bullies, and unlikely friendships. Told by her, it's the story of the summer when 'the terrible awful thing' happened. It's a poignant story that leads the reader down a path where broken, vulnerable people learn to forgive and let go of their guilt and grief. Unfortunately, this lesson comes at a high price. A past its prime art colony on the Oregon coast serves as the backdrop for Journey's Child.
When Detective Alana Bosse is called to investigate a brutal murder in a small mid-west town, her suspicions lead her in the direction of the victim's daughter. There is no doubt that Clara wanted him dead after years of being controlled by him, but it all seems too neat and she isn’t confessing. She isn't the only one who isn't talking, when the townsfolk close ranks to keep a secret.
David is visiting France, searching for wines to import for his growing company when he encounters a wine theft and a missing friend. While he comforts his friend’s wife, Catherine, their lives are threatened. Intensifying circumstances draw them closer together, and they uncover their buried traumas, insecurities and longings. This is a tale of mounting realisations, passions and love, woven through a gripping crime thriller on the Burgundy canals and in the French wine business of the 1980s.
Seventeen-year-old Beth Shannon awakes in the middle of the night to the sound of an intruder. In an instant life as she knows it is forever shattered. Accused of a crime she didn't commit, she finds herself thrust into a life of a fugitive in order to find the real killer.
Agent Jason McIver was glad to get this case onboard the word's greatest luxury liner. Others thought him too young, too immature; this was his chance to prove them wrong. He would discover who had stolen the Bureau's records, or die trying.
Complications arise when a strange woman meets him onboard. Chelsea Farthing may know more than she's letting on.
“Sometimes, life calls us back to live again.”
Maggie Warner has a gift of memory concerning all the days of this life, and some from her last one. Her family has doubts concerning Maggie's memories of a past life, with understandable reasons. Only Robert Malone, neuropsychologist, and his memory inducing technology can prove her claim. His godson, Jack, gives her confidence to hunt, strength to face what comes, and encouragement to see it through, as their love grows.
A crazy old man has just offered Ted the chance to design his dream girl, and have her come to life. Thinking this is yet another dating site, Ted sets out to create his perfect partner, Chloe, not for a moment imagining that his dream is about to come true, and his life turned upside down.
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Their longstanding friendship deepens when wine and food reviewers Lorne and Catherine meet again seven months after she was widowed by murder. As they help each other work through their traumatic pasts, they become entangled in the dark world of sexual perversion and body modification. They face mutilation and death from past tormentors as they scramble to unravel organised manipulation in the restaurant trade.
This is a story of passion and suspense in a dark corner of the human condition.