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Crooked River (Agent Pendergast Series Book 19)
by , Lincoln Child

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<strong>Racing to uncover the mystery of several light green-shoe-clad severed feet found floating in the Atlantic, Agent Pendergast is faced with most inexplicable challenge of his career in this installment of the #1 NYT bestselling series.</strong><br /><br /><b>A STARTLING CRIME WITH DOZENS OF VICTIMS.</b><br /><br />Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida, dozens of identical, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach--each one with a crudely severed human foot inside.<br /><b><br />A GHASTLY ENIGMA WITH NO APPARENT SOLUTION.</b><br /><br />Called away from vacation elsewhere in the state, Agent Pendergast reluctantly agrees to visit the crime scene--and, despite himself, is quickly drawn in by the incomprehensible puzzle. An early pathology report only adds to the mystery. With an ocean of possibilities confronting the investigation, no one is sure what happened, why, or from where the feet originated. And they desperately need to know: are the victims still alive?<br /><br /><b>A WORTHY CHALLENGE FOR A BRILLIANT MIND.</b><br /><br />In short order, Pendergast finds himself facing the most complex and inexplicable challenge of his career: a tangled thread of evidence that spans seas and traverses continents, connected to one of the most baffling mysteries in modern medical science. Through shocking twists and turns, all trails lead back to a powerful adversary with a sadistic agenda and who--in a cruel irony--ultimately sees in Pendergast the ideal subject for their malevolent research.<br />
The Outsider: A Novel
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

577

Publication Date

May 22, 2018

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<b>Now an HBO limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn!鈥?lt;/b><br /> <br /><b>Evil has many faces鈥aybe even yours in this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King. </b><br /><br />An eleven-year-old boy鈥檚 violated corpse is discovered in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City鈥檚 most popular citizens鈥擳erry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon have DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.<br /> <br />As the investigation expands and horrifying details begin to emerge, King鈥檚 story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
The Institute: A Novel
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

577

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION</b> <br /> <br /><b>From #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since <i>It.</i></b><br /><br />In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis鈥檚 parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there鈥檚 no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents鈥攖elekinesis and telepathy鈥攚ho got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, 鈥渓ike the roach motel,鈥?Kalisha says. 鈥淵ou check in, but you don鈥檛 check out.鈥?lt;br /> <br />In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don鈥檛, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.<br /> <br />As psychically terrifying as <i>Firestarter,</i> and with the spectacular kid power of <i>It</i>, <i>The Institute</i> is Stephen King鈥檚 gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don鈥檛 always win.
Ninth House (Alex Stern Book 1)
by Leigh Bardugo

Language

English

Pages

476

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<p><b>The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite</b></p><p>Galaxy 鈥淎lex鈥?Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale鈥檚 freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she鈥檚 thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world鈥檚 most prestigious universities on a full ride. What鈥檚 the catch, and why her?</p><p>Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale鈥檚 secret societies. Their eight windowless 鈥渢ombs鈥?are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street鈥檚 biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.</p>
The Whisper Man: A Novel
by Alex North

Language

English

Pages

350

Publication Date

August 20, 2019

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<p><b>**THE INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER**</b></p><p>"WORKS BEAUTIFULLY... If you like being terrified, <i>The Whisper Man</i> has your name on it."<br /><b>鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i>, Editor's Pick</b></p><p>"SUPERB"<br /><b>鈥?lt;i>Publisher's Weekly</i>, Starred Review</b></p><p>"BRILLIANT... will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King."<br /><b>鈥?lt;i>Booklist</i>, Starred Review</b></p><p>"POIGNANT AND TERRIFYING"<br /><b>鈥?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.</b></p><p>After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank.</p><p>But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed "The Whisper Man," for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.</p><p>Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter's crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man.</p><p>And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window...</p>
The World That We Knew: A Novel
by Alice Hoffman

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>This instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller and longlist recipient for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal takes place in 1941, during humanity鈥檚 darkest hour, and follows three unforgettable young women who must act with courage and love to survive.</b><br /> <br /> <b>鈥淸A] hymn to the power of resistance, perseverance, and enduring love in dark times鈥ravely beautiful鈥offman the storyteller continues to dazzle.鈥?鈥?lt;i>THE NEW YORK TIMES</i></b><br /> <br /> <b>鈥淥h, what a book this is! Hoffman鈥檚 exploration of the world of good and evil, and the constant contest between them, is unflinching; and the <i>humanity </i>she brings to us鈥攊t is a glorious experience.鈥?鈥擡LIZABETH STROUT, Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning author of <i>Olive Kitteridge</i></b><br /> <br /> <b>鈥淎lice Hoffman鈥檚 new novel will break your heart, and then stitch it back together piece by piece. It鈥檚 my new favorite Hoffman book.鈥?鈥擩ODI PICOULT, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Small Great Things </i>and <i>A Spark of Light</i> </b><br /><br />In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it鈥檚 his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.<br /> <br />Lea and Ava travel from Paris, where Lea meets her soulmate, to a convent in western France known for its silver roses; from a school in a mountaintop village where three thousand Jews were saved. Meanwhile, Ettie is in hiding, waiting to become the fighter she鈥檚 destined to be.<br /> <br />What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never ending.
The Praying Mantis Bride (Nameless Book 3)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

61

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>A deadly black widow has eliminated three husbands and counting. But Nameless knows her one weakness. To bring truth and its consequences to her crimes, the vigilante must spin a web of his own in part three of the <i>Nameless</i> series.</p><p>Lucia鈥攃urrent last name, Rickenbah鈥攈as made a fortune by marrying rich men who tend to drop dead. But the superstitious blonde believes in more than money and murder. Nameless鈥檚 job is to scare a confession out of Lucia, and as the psychological warfare escalates, even he may be in for a shock.</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> The Praying Mantis Bride<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
The Stand
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

1348

Publication Date

June 24, 2008

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This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.<br /><br />And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides -- or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail -- and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.<br /><br />In 1978 Stephen King published <i>The Stand</i>, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, <i>The Stand</i> was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript.<br /><br />Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. <i>The Stand</i> : <i>The Complete And Uncut Edition</i> includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral comlexity of a true epic.<br /><br />For hundreds of thousands of fans who read <i>The Stand</i> in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are reading <i>The Stand</i> for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Doctor Sleep: A Novel (The Shining Book 2)
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

658

Publication Date

September 24, 2013

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<b>Now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!</b><br /> <br /><b>From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to <i>The Shining</i>鈥攁n instant #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that is 鈥淸a] vivid frightscape鈥?(<i>The New York Times</i>). </b><br /><br />Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance鈥檚 sanity, as his paranormal gift known as 鈥渢he shining鈥?opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook鈥攁nd his father鈥檚 legacy of alcoholism and violence鈥攌ept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname 鈥淒octor Sleep鈥?by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone鈥攚ho possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining鈥攖he two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan鈥檚 own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl鈥檚 soul and survival...
Shadow of Night: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 2)
by Deborah Harkness

Language

English

Pages

594

Publication Date

July 10, 2012

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<b>The #1聽<i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling sequel to聽<i>A Discovery of Witches,聽</i>book two of the All Souls Trilogy鈥斺€渁s enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor鈥?(<i>Miami Herald</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /><b>Look for the hit TV series 鈥淎 Discovery of Witches鈥?airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder.</b><br /><br /> J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice鈥攐nly a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her <i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling All Souls trilogy. <i>A Discovery of Witches</i> introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as <i>Ashmole 782</i>.<br /><br /> Picking up from <i>A Discovery of Witches</i>鈥?cliffhanger ending, <i>Shadow of Night </i>takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew鈥檚 old friends, the School of Night. As the search for <i>Ashmole 782 </i>deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew鈥檚 past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different鈥攁nd vastly more dangerous鈥攋ourney.

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