Play Dead

Play Dead
Author: Harlan Coben
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 1101443618
ISBN 13: 9781101443613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Dead Book Review:

The worlds of celebrity and sports are brilliantly dissected and turned upside down in the debut thriller from the bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger. Theirs was a marriage made in tabloid heaven, but no sooner had supermodel Laura Ayars and Celtics star David Baskin said “I do” than tragedy struck. While honeymooning on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, David went out for a swim—and never returned. Now widowed and grieving, Laura has a thousand questions and no answers. Her search for the truth will draw her into a web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years—while on the court at Boston Garden, a rookie phenom makes his spectacular debut...

Playing Dead

Playing Dead
Author: Elizabeth Greenwood
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 147673934X
ISBN 13: 9781476739342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing Dead Book Review:

Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So off she sets on a darkly comic foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear--but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a British man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (no, he's not dead--or so her new acquaintances would have her believe), stalks message boards for people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not obtain some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees that you'll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a way great to go.) Playing Dead is a charmingly bizarre investigation in the vein of Jon Ronson and Mary Roach into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to give up their lives--and their families--to start again. "Delivers all the lo-fi spy shenanigans and caught-red-handed schadenfreude you're hoping for." --NPR "A lively romp." --The Boston Globe "Grim fun." --The New York Times "Brilliant topic, absorbing book." --The Seattle Times "The most literally escapist summer read you could hope for." --The Paris Review

Play Dead

Play Dead
Author: Angela Marsons
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN 10: 1786810077
ISBN 13: 9781786810076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Dead Book Review:

The dead don’t tell secrets… unless you listen. The girl’s smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess. Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A ‘body farm’ investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It’s clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work – but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next? As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer’s secrets – but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim? The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons. Watch out for more from Detective Kim Stone A detective hiding dark secrets, Kim Stone will stop at nothing to protect the innocent. Silent Scream is the first book in the series. What readers are saying about Play Dead ‘I read this book in one sitting, yes it really was that good … the perfect crime thriller, well plotted, great characters, suspense … and the most deviant and chilling serial killer… Utterly gripping and it's certainly going to be in my top reads of 2016… 5 stars out of 5 plus a glass of wine (to steady my nerves, after reading such a heart-pounding crime thriller).’ The Book Review Café ‘Wow, wow, wow, I absolutely freaking loved it and without a shadow of doubt this is the best one yet… with this one being more gritty and tense. You crime book fans are seriously going to love it. If you haven't read any yet this can be read as a standalone although I would advise reading the series. It's too good not to miss... I cannot recommend this book enough it's flippin fantastic or like they say in the Black Country Supa' smashin' great read!’ Chelle’s Book Reviews ‘Hooks you and reels you in… Life gets put on hold until you've finished the latest offering in her AMAZING Kim Stone series… utterly fantastic.’ Reading Room with a View ‘Wow. Give me a minute while I catch my breath, because I've just finished the latest Angela Marson's book… Ingest it by any means, just make sure you do. It is a riveting, blood-tingling, pulse pounding read that will take you on the journey that will play on your mind long after you've finished reading.’ Caroline-Writes ‘This may well be the best thriller I have ever read. I could hardly breathe with the suspense and it was definitely a hardship to wrench myself away from the action.’ Redheaded Bookworm ‘I defy anyone to turn away from the page. I was glued to this book…a truly gripping and, at times, terrifying story.’ Book Addict Shaun ‘The best book I've read all year so far… Dark, intense, spine-tingling and absolutely perfect.’ The Bookshelf Blog ‘A thrilling, tense and nail biting read.’ Best Crime Books & More ‘Wow, I didn't think Angela Marsons DI Kim Stone series could get any better, but this one really has blown me away! Fast paced and tension filled, I loved every second of this rollercoaster of a ride. How soon can the next one be released? A highly recommended 5 star read.’ Cal Turner Reviews ‘Play Dead is fast-paced, has a complex mystery, and great, well-developed characters. I did not want to put it down (so I just kept reading).’ Bibliophile and avid reader

Play Dead

Play Dead
Author: Ted Dekker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 9781733571883
ISBN 13: 1733571884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to Play Dead

How to Play Dead
Author: Jacqueline Ward
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 9781786493798
ISBN 13: 1786493799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Play Dead Book Review:

"She's watching over them. And he's watching her... Ria Taylor is everything to everyone. Wife and mother, the centre of her family. And the manager of a refuge for women whose partners have driven them out of their own homes. But one night, with her husband away, Ria receives a terrifyingly sinister message. Someone is watching her. Someone who seems to know everything about her. She knows what she should do - seek help, just like she tells her clients to. But Ria is the help. As events escalate, and terror takes hold, Ria must decide whether to run or hide..."--Provided by publisher.

Let s Play Dead

Let s Play Dead
Author: Sheila Connolly
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN 10: 1101539976
ISBN 13: 9781101539972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let s Play Dead Book Review:

The new exhibit at the Philadelphia children's museum, Let's Play, isn't meant to be shocking-but when one of the installers is zapped with a fatal electrical charge, it's up to Nell to put her detective skills on display.

Play Dead

Play Dead
Author: Harlan Coben
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 0451231740
ISBN 13: 9780451231741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Dead Book Review:

The worlds of celebrity and sports are brilliantly dissected and turned upside down in the debut thriller from the bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger. Theirs was a marriage made in tabloid heaven, but no sooner had supermodel Laura Ayars and Celtics star David Baskin said “I do” than tragedy struck. While honeymooning on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, David went out for a swim—and never returned. Now widowed and grieving, Laura has a thousand questions and no answers. Her search for the truth will draw her into a web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years—while on the court at Boston Garden, a rookie phenom makes his spectacular debut...

Play Dead

Play Dead
Author: Ryan Brown
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN 10: 0731815424
ISBN 13: 9780731815425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Dead Book Review:

Today's #1 New York Times bestselling thriller writers agree: Ryan Brown's compulsively readable first novel is unbeatable-a darkly humorous, rich and pungent zombie shocker that melds our national obsession with football and the newest wave of fascination with the undead. For the first time in Killington High School history, the Jackrabbits football team is one win away from the district championship where it will face its most vicious rival, the Elmwood Heights Badgers. On the way to the game, the Jackrabbits's bus plunges into a river, killing every player except for bad-boy quarterback Cole Logan who is certain the crash was no accident-given that Cole himself was severely injured in a brutal attack by three ski-masked men earlier that day. Bent on payback, Cole turns to a mysterious fan skilled in black magic to resurrect his teammates. But unless the undead Jackrabbits defeat their murderous rival on the field, the team is destined for hell. In a desperate race against time, with only his coach's clever daughter, Savannah Hickman, to assist him, Cole must lead his zombie team to victory . . . in a final showdown where the stakes aren't just life or death-but damnation or salvation. Boundlessly imaginative and thrillingly satisfying, Play Dead gives small-town Texas an electrifying jolt of the supernatural, and is unquestioningly The Zombie Novel of the Year!

Play Dead

Play Dead
Author: Ryan Brown
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-05-04
ISBN 10: 9781439171615
ISBN 13: 1439171610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Dead Book Review:

Today’s #1 New York Times bestselling thriller writers agree: Ryan Brown’s compulsively readable first novel is unbeatable—a darkly humorous, rich and pungent zombie shocker that melds our national obsession with football and the newest wave of fascination with the undead. For the first time in Killington High School history, the Jackrabbits football team is one win away from the district championship where it will face its most vicious rival, the Elmwood Heights Badgers. On the way to the game, the Jackrabbits’s bus plunges into a river, killing every player except for bad-boy quarterback Cole Logan who is certain the crash was no accident—given that Cole himself was severely injured in a brutal attack by three ski-masked men earlier that day. Bent on payback, Cole turns to a mysterious fan skilled in black magic to resurrect his teammates. But unless the undead Jackrabbits defeat their murderous rival on the field, the team is destined for hell. In a desperate race against time, with only his coach’s clever daughter, Savannah Hickman, to assist him, Cole must lead his zombie team to victory . . . in a final showdown where the stakes aren’t just life or death—but damnation or salvation. Boundlessly imaginative and thrillingly satisfying, Play Dead gives small-town Texas an electrifying jolt of the supernatural, and is unquestioningly The Zombie Novel of the Year! The Comeback Story of the Season . . .

Play Dead

Play Dead
Author: Meryl Sawyer
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN 10: 1426854811
ISBN 13: 9781426854811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Dead Book Review:

How do you stop a killer when everyone thinks you're dead? When Newport Beach heiress Hayley Fordham heads to Costa Rica on an art commission, she has no idea she's narrowly escaped an assassin's car bomb. But before the paint's even dry on her mural, her stepsiblings have arranged her funeral and redivided the family trust. The fact that Hayley is still very much alive remains a secret to everyone but FBI investigator Ryan Hollister, who intercepts the "victim" returning home in the flesh. Ryan has zero tolerance for the pampered elite. But there's something about the complex Hayley that sets his blood racing. With evidence pointing to a Fordham family associate, Ryan needs her cooperation—and her closeness—more than he dares admit. Because now, especially now, he's prepared to risk anything to stop Hayley from being killed…again.

Play Dead

Play Dead
Author: David Rosenfelt
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780446544283
ISBN 13: 0446544280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy's fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and save a dog's life--and his own--in the process.

Never Play Dead

Never Play Dead
Author: Tomi Lahren
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 0062881957
ISBN 13: 9780062881953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Play Dead Book Review:

Stop thinking about who you might offend and start thinking about who you might inspire. Fans are always asking Tomi Lahren where she gained the confidence and candor that have made her who she is: a celebrated free-speech advocate, a conservative media star, and one of the most controversial pundits in America. In Never Play Dead, Tomi cheers on anyone, especially other young women willing to speak their minds. She takes readers on a tour of the internet trolls, political correctness police, campus activists, and condescending elites who never pass up a chance to quash honest debate. And she skewers the self-esteem movement that ironically discourages people from speaking up for themselves. She tells the story of how she worked her way out of South Dakota to television fame in LA, surviving social isolation, a truly terrible boyfriend, and awful workplaces. Along the way, she was tempted to follow everyone’s advice to keep quiet and bide her time, but she never did. This comes at a cost. Any time Tomi posts a video or sends out a tweet, it makes headlines. A video of a stranger throwing a glass of ice water at her and her parents went viral, and the president tweeted about it. She was fired at The Blaze because she wouldn’t toe the party line. However, it’s fine to lose followers as long as you never lose yourself. Whether you’ve been told you’re not good enough by parents, lovers, frenemies, bad bosses, or social media, it’s time to take Lahren’s advice and fight back. Free speech isn’t just saying what you want; it’s hearing what you don’t want to hear. Never Play Dead teaches you to shed your fear, find your inner strength, speak the truth, and never let the haters get you down.

Play Dead

Play Dead
Author: Anne Frasier
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 9781477849002
ISBN 13: 1477849009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Dead Book Review:

Reprint. Originally published in New York by New American Library in 2004.

Playing Dead

Playing Dead
Author: Monique Faison Ross,Gary M. Krebs
Publsiher: WildBlue Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 1948239329
ISBN 13: 9781948239325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing Dead Book Review:

This domestic abuse survivor’s memoir shares an “engaging, powerful, and ultimately shocking story" of a bad marriage that ended in attempted murder (Lundy Bancroft, author of The Joyous Recovery). Monique Faison, the daughter of San Diego Charger’s football great Earl Faison, married her high school sweetheart soon after she discovered she was pregnant with his child. Her relationship with Chris had always been shaky, but his verbal abuse only increased—and then gave way to physical attacks. Eventually, Monique took their children and left. That was when the stalking and serious threats began. Nothing stopped him—not protection injunctions, police warnings, or even arrests. One fateful Monday morning, Chris kidnapped Monique in front of her children. After a nightmarish car ride that involved car crashes and rape, Chris beat her on the head with a shovel and abandoned her brutalized body in the woods, presuming she was dead. But playing dead was what saved her life.

Let s Play Dead

Let s Play Dead
Author: Sheila Connolly
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 042524220X
ISBN 13: 9780425242209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let s Play Dead Book Review:

When one of the installers of the Harriet the Hedgehog exhibition gets fatally zapped by an electronically animated forest creature, Nell Pratt, the president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, must discover who is trying to sabotage the exhibit and discredit the museum president with the help of her FBI beau. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Roll Over and Play Dead

Roll Over and Play Dead
Author: Gail Oust
Publsiher: Beyond The Page
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015-09-23
ISBN 10: 1940846641
ISBN 13: 9781940846644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roll Over and Play Dead Book Review:

“Far superior . . . this uniquely capricious mystery will engage readers from the very first page to the surprising conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly on Murder Is Dicey Welcome to Serenity Cove, a peaceful Southern community where the residents like to play dice, play golf and, when foul play moves in, play detective. When Claudia Connors returns from Vegas with her new husband in tow, Kate McCall and her friends in the tight-knit community of Serenity Cove are dying to meet the man she eloped with, the actor Lance Ledeaux. And Lance is every bit as handsome and charming as Claudia said, right up to the minute he persuades the Babes to take part in a play he’s written and starring in. But it’s not long before Kate discovers that the B-list actor’s real talent lies in frivolously squandering Claudia’s considerable nest egg. The tension is thick as rehearsals begin. When the prop gun turns out to be real and Lance is shot dead, all eyes turn to Claudia as the main suspect. With the local sheriff convinced of Claudia’s guilt and threatening to put her behind bars for life, it’s up to Kate and her friends to start digging for clues to find out who played the starring role in murder. This book was originally published under the title ’Til Dice Do Us Part. Praise for Rosemary and Crime by Gail Oust! “[A] quality first in a Southern cozy series. . . . This is a must-read for fans of Carolyn Hart’s Death on Demand series, as well as those who like culinary mysteries.” —Publishers Weekly “Gail Oust has crafted an excellent mystery. . . . Truly a cut above—and highly recommended!” —Donna Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Hen of the Baskervilles “Fans of Jenn McKinlay and Ellery Adams will want to add this series to their reading lists.” —Booklist “Gail Oust has whipped up a killer read. . . . Rosemary and Crime is a character-driven zip zap of a tale with a robust mystery that readers will relish.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of Book, Line, and Sinker “A delicious new mystery series guaranteed to make you hungry for more. Gail Oust’s warm, witty characters bring southern charm to life.” —Krista Davis, national bestselling author of The Diva Digs Up the Dirt “Gail Oust has created a delicious new addition to the world of cozy mysteries. I'm definitely adding her to my must-read list.” —Jacklyn Brady, national bestselling author of Arsenic and Old Cake

play dead

play dead
Author: francine harris
Publsiher: Alice James Books
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2016-04-18
ISBN 10: 1938584376
ISBN 13: 9781938584374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

play dead Book Review:

"This book talks smack. This book chews with its open mouth full of the juiciest words, the most indigestible images. This book undoes me. . . . francine j. harris brilliantly ransacks the poet's toolkit, assembling art from buckets of disaster and shreds of hope. Nothing she lays her mind's eye on escapes. You, too, will be captured by her work."—Evie Shockley Lyrically raw and dangerously unapologetic, play dead challenges us to look at our cultivated selves as products of circumstance and attempts to piece together patterns amidst dissociative chaos. harris unearths a ruptured world dictated by violence—a place of deadly what ifs, where survival hangs by a thread. Getting by is carrying bruises and walking around with "half a skull." From "low visibility": I have light in my mouth. I hunger you. You want what comes in drag. a black squirrel in a black tar lane, fresh from exhaust, hot and July's unearthed steam. You want to watch it run over. to study the sog. You want the stink of gristle buried in a muggy weather. I want the faulty mirage. a life of grass. we want the same thing. We want their deaths to break up the sun. francine j. harris is a 2015 NEA Creative Writing Fellow whose first collection, allegiance, was a finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery and PEN Open Book Award. Originally from Detroit, she is also Cave Canem fellow who has lived in several cities before returning to Michigan. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, and currently teaches writing at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Playing Dead

Playing Dead
Author: Montana Miller
Publsiher: University Press of Colorado
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2012-12-15
ISBN 10: 1492000469
ISBN 13: 9781492000464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing Dead Book Review:

As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a “victim” of drunk driving in a program called “Every 15 Minutes,” Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist’s lens. Playing Dead examines why hundreds of American schools and communities each year organize these mock tragedies without any national sponsorship or coordination. Often, the event is complete with a staged accident in the parking lot, a life-flight helicopter, and faux eulogies for the “dead” students read in school assemblies. Grounding her research in play theory, frame theory, and theory of folk drama, Miller investigates key aspects of this emergent tradition, paying particular attention to its unplanned elements—enabled by the performance’s spontaneous nature and the participants’ tendency to stray from the intended frame. Miller examines such variations in terms of the program as a whole, analyzing its continued popularity and weighing its success as perceived by participants. Her fieldwork reveals a surprising aspect of Every 15 Minutes that typical studies of ritual do not include: It can be fun. Playing Dead is volume two of the series Ritual, Festival, and Celebration, edited by Jack Santino.

Playing Dead

Playing Dead
Author: Julia Heaberlin
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN 10: 034552702X
ISBN 13: 9780345527028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing Dead Book Review:

“A compelling family mystery that kept me turning the pages. Highly recommended.”—Margaret Maron, New York Times bestselling author of Three Day Town “Dear Tommie: Have you ever wondered about who you are?” The letter that turns Tommie McCloud’s world upside down arrives from a stranger only days after her father’s death. The woman who wrote it claims that Tommie is her daughter—and that she was kidnapped as a baby thirty-one years ago. Tommie wants to believe it’s all a hoax, but suddenly a girl who grew up on a Texas ranch finds herself linked to a horrific past: the slaughter of a family in Chicago, the murder of an Oklahoma beauty queen, and the kidnapping of a little girl named Adriana. Tommie races along a twisting, nightmarish path while an unseen stalker is determined to keep old secrets locked inside the dementia-battered brain of the woman who Tommie always thought was her real mother. With everything she has ever believed in question, and no one she can trust, Tommie must discover the truth about the girl who vanished—and the very real threats that still remain. “[Julia Heaberlin’s] voice is pitch perfect, and her story of one woman’s fierce struggle to reconcile her past with her present is gripping and powerful. An outstanding debut.”—Carla Buckley, author of Invisible

The Dead Play on

The Dead Play on
Author: Heather Graham
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0778317730
ISBN 13: 9780778317739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Play on Book Review:

Experiencing visions that make him convinced his suicide-victim musician friend was actually murdered, Tyler Anderson takes the unusual case to Cafferty—who, with Quinn, discovers the victim's secret lover and a disturbing history of old jealousies. By an acclaimed New York Times best-selling author.