The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 9781503948976
ISBN 13: 1503948978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell Book Review:

From #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni. Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called "Devil Boy" by his classmates; "God's will" is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother's devout faith, his father's practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God's idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design--especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he'd always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open--bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters.

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 9781503949003
ISBN 13: 1503949001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell Book Review:

From #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni. Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called "Devil Boy" by his classmates; "God's will" is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother's devout faith, his father's practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God's idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design--especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he'd always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open--bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters.

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-02-21
ISBN 10: 9781503933330
ISBN 13: 1503933334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell Book Review:

A Steep Price

A Steep Price
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 9781503954182
ISBN 13: 1503954188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Steep Price Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni's thrilling series continues as Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite is plunged into a case of family secrets and murder... Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy's suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short. Solving the mystery behind the murder isn't Tracy's only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she's pregnant. And now her biggest fear seems to be coming true when a new detective arrives to replace her. Meanwhile, Tracy's colleague Vic Fazzio is about to take a fall after his investigation into the murder of a local community activist turns violent and leaves an invaluable witness dead. Two careers are on the line. And when more deadly secrets emerge, jobs might not be the only things at risk.

When We Were Friends

When We Were Friends
Author: Elizabeth Arnold
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN 10: 0553908219
ISBN 13: 9780553908213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When We Were Friends Book Review:

Lainey Carson and Sydney Beaumont were the closest of friends—until they reached high school and Sydney’s burgeoning popularity made it easy for her to leave the contemplative, ungainly Lainey behind. Eighteen years later, Lainey, who lives at home caring for her mother, is an artist who’s never found the courage to live her dreams. When Sydney shows up on her doorstep with her infant daughter, insisting that Lainey is the only friend she can trust, Lainey reluctantly agrees to take temporary custody of the baby to protect her from an abusive father. But that very night, Sydney appears on the evening news—claiming that her daughter has been kidnapped. Unsure of whom she can trust, Lainey is forced to go on the run with a child who is not her own—but whose bond with her grows stronger every day they spend together. In search of a safe place to stay, Lainey befriends a man who, concerned for their welfare, offers them a home. But as the two grow closer she starts to realize that he may be harboring his own secrets. An utterly riveting story that will keep you turning the pages, When We Were Friends asks how we define motherhood and family, whether we ever truly overcome our pasts, and what friendship really means. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Jury Master

The Jury Master
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Popular Library
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2008-07-15
ISBN 10: 9780446539654
ISBN 13: 0446539651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jury Master Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "John Grisham, move over...A riveting tale of murder, treachery, and skullduggery at the highest levels." - Seattle Times In a courtroom, David Sloane can grab a jury and make it dance. He can read jurors' expressions, feel their emotions, know their thoughts. With this remarkable ability, Sloane gets juries to believe the unbelievable, excuse the inexcusable, and return the most astonishing verdicts. The only barrier to Sloane's professional success is his conscience -- until he gets a call from a man later found dead, and his life rockets out of control.

The Trapped Girl

The Trapped Girl
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Center Point
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781683245698
ISBN 13: 1683245695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trapped Girl Book Review:

When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?

The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
Author: Rhonda Riley
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 0062099469
ISBN 13: 9780062099464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope Book Review:

The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope is an unconventional and passionately romantic love story that is as breathtaking and wondrous as The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. During WWII, teenager Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. She rescues him, and it quickly becomes clear he is not a man…and not one of us. The rescued body recovers at an unnatural speed, and just as fast, Evelyn and Adam fall deeply in love. In The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, Rhonda Riley reveals the exhilarating, terrifying mystery inherent in all relationships: No matter how deeply we love someone, and no matter how much we will sacrifice for them, we can only know them so well…

Damage Control

Damage Control
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-02-14
ISBN 10: 9780759518162
ISBN 13: 0759518165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Damage Control Book Review:

"Dugoni centers a high-speed murder mystery around infidelity and jealousy . . . the plot twists keep the pages turning." - Kirkus "Fast-moving...will surprise even seasoned thriller readers." -Publishers Weekly Attorney Dana Hill is used to managing a stressful life: she's one of the most successful lawyers at Strong & Thurmond, mother to a young daughter, wife to a busy, self-involved man. But when she is diagnosed with breast cancer, and her twin brother turns up beaten to death in an apparent robbery-gone-wrong in the same week, the careful balance of Dana's life is sent into flux. Agreeing with the police that this is more than just a simple botched burglary, she begins to sift through the pieces of her brother's life, a life she thought she knew as well as her own, to find out who would want him dead and why. But bad things happen in threes, her mother has told her. When Dana discovers her husband cheating, she throws herself headlong into the investigation. Delaying cancer treatment, she teams with an intuitive detective to find the link between a one-of-a-kind earring found in her brother's bedroom and a mysterious girlfriend no one seems to be able to identify. But those connected to the murder are beginning to turn up dead, the evidence trail is growing cold and someone is masquerading as a police officer, cleaning up the details as they go along.

In the Clearing

In the Clearing
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Tracy Crosswhite
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781683242307
ISBN 13: 1683242300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Clearing Book Review:

"A former police academy classmate and protaegae asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl forty years earlier. But as Tracy probes one small town's memory and finds dark, well-concealed secrets hidden within the community's fabric, her own life may be endangered"--

Extraordinary Means

Extraordinary Means
Author: Robyn Schneider
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 1471115496
ISBN 13: 9781471115493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extraordinary Means Book Review:

When he's sent to Latham House, a boarding school for sick teens, Lane thinks his life may as well be over. But when he meets Sadie and her friends - a group of eccentric troublemakers - he realises that maybe getting sick is just the beginning. That illness doesn't have to define you, and that falling in love is its own cure. Extraordinary Means is a darkly funny story about true friendships, ill-fated love and the rare miracle of second chances. Everyone is raving about SEVERED HEADS, BROKEN HEARTS! 'I couldn't help but think of John Green's novels - I think his fans will eat this up.' Publishers Weekly 'Heartbreaking and hilarious. I have no doubt that girls everywhere are going to fall madly, deeply, hopelessly in love with Ezra Faulkner.' Sarah Mlynowski, NYT bestselling author. 'Maybe it's time to expand your list of literary crushes to include someone other than Augustus Waters.' MTV.com 'Up there with John Green - and it's a delight to read… the ending absolutely blew me away, being unpredictable, powerful, and altogether fantastic.' The Bookbag 'fun, touching and absolutely hilarious' Sugarscape 'original and radiant' Daisy Chain Book Reviews

A Short History of Europe

A Short History of Europe
Author: Simon Jenkins
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 1541788532
ISBN 13: 9781541788534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Europe Book Review:

A sweeping, illustrated history of Europe--a continent whose imperial ambitions, internal clashes, and existential threats are as vital today as they were during the conquests of Alexander the Great In just a few hundred years, a modest peninsula off the northwest corner of Asia has seen the rise and fall of several empires; served as the crucible for scientific dynamism, cultural innovation, and economic revolution; and witnessed cataclysms and bloodshed that have almost destroyed it several times over. This is Europe: a continent whose identity emerged not so much by virtue of geographic or ethnic continuity, but by a long and storied struggle for power. Studded with infamous figures--from Caesar to Charlemagne and Machiavelli to Marx--Simon Jenkins's history of Europe travels briskly from the Roman Empire, the Dark Ages, and the Reformation through the French Revolution, the World Wars, and the fall of the USSR. What emerges in this thrilling and expansive telling is a continent as defined by its continually clashing cultural identities and violent crises as it is by its tireless drive for a society based on the consent of the governed -- which holds true right up to the present day.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-04-07
ISBN 10: 1439100608
ISBN 13: 9781439100608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wrongful Death Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni tackles hot-button issues in this riveting legal thriller featuring attorney David Sloane. When a widow asks Sloane to take her case against the military, Sloane knows it's a lost cause but can't turn her down, even if it puts his own life--and the lives of his family--in dire jeopardy. Just minutes after winning a $1.6 million wrongful-death verdict, attorney David Sloane confronts the one case that threatens to blemish his unbeaten record in the courtroom. Beverly Ford wants Sloane to sue the United States government and military in the mysterious death of her husband, James, a national guardsman killed in Iraq. While a decades-old military doctrine might make Ford's case impossible to win, Sloane, a former soldier himself, is compelled to find justice for the widow and her four children in what is certain to become the biggest challenge of his career. With little hard evidence to go on, Sloane calls on his friend, reclusive former CIA agent turned private investigator Charles Jenkins, to track down the other men serving with Ford the night he died. Alarmingly, two of the four who returned home alive didn't stay that way for long, and though the mission's wheelchairbound commander now works for a civilian contractor, he refuses to talk. The final -- and youngest -- soldier is also the most elusive, but he's their only shot at discovering the truth -- if Sloane and Jenkins can keep him alive long enough to tell it. Meanwhile, Sloane isn't the only one on a manhunt. As he propels his case into a federal courtroom, those seeking to hide the truth threaten Sloane's family, forcing his new wife Tina and stepson Jake into hiding, where they become the targets of a relentless killer. Now Sloane must race to uncover what really happened on that fatal mission, not only to bring justice to a family wronged but to keep himself and the people closest to him from becoming the next casualties....

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

My Sister's Grave

My Sister's Grave
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Center Point
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781628999563
ISBN 13: 162899956X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Sister's Grave Book Review:

"Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice for her sister who disappeared twenty years ago, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD. When her sister's remains are finally discovered near their hometown in the northern Cascade Mountains of Washington State, Tracy is determined to get the answers she's been seeking"--

Don't Breathe a Word

Don't Breathe a Word
Author: Jennifer McMahon
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-05-17
ISBN 10: 006207945X
ISBN 13: 9780062079459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don't Breathe a Word Book Review:

“Don’t Breathe a Word is a haunting page-turner that kept me up, spine shivering and enthralled, way past my bedtime.” —Joshilyn Jackson, author of Gods in Alabama and Backseat Saints “Jennifer McMahon never flinches and never fails to surprise…as [she] weaves a young couple into a perverse fairyland where Rosemary’s Baby could be at home.” —Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer’s Daughters Two young lovers find themselves ensnared in a seemingly supernatural web that ties them to a young girl’s disappearance fifteen years earlier in this dark and twisty tale from the New York Times bestselling author of Island of Lost Girls and Promise Not to Tell. Jennifer NcMahon returns with a vengeance with Don’t Breathe a Word—an absolutely chilling and ingenious combination of psychological thriller, literary suspense, and paranormal page-turner that will enthrall a wildly diverse audience including, among others, avid fans of Keith Donohue (The Stolen Child), Laura Lippman (I’d Know You Anywhere), and Tana French.(In the Woods).

The Bishop's Daughter: A Memoir

The Bishop's Daughter: A Memoir
Author: Honor Moore
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-05-18
ISBN 10: 0393344215
ISBN 13: 9780393344219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bishop's Daughter: A Memoir Book Review:

“An eloquent argument for speaking even the most difficult truths.” —New York Times Book Review Paul Moore’s vocation as an Episcopal priest took him— with his wife, Jenny, and their family of nine children—from robber-baron wealth to work among the urban poor, leadership in the civil rights and peace movements, and two decades as the bishop of New York. The Bishop’s Daughter is his daughter’s story of that complex, visionary man: a chronicle of her turbulent relationship with a father who struggled privately with his sexuality while she openly explored hers and a searching account of the consequences of sexual secrets.

The Mermaid Mahjong Circle

The Mermaid Mahjong Circle
Author: Claudia Grossman
Publsiher: Gatekeeper Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN 10: 1642379956
ISBN 13: 9781642379952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mermaid Mahjong Circle Book Review:

A fairy tale for women, The Mermaid Mahjong Circle follows two lifelong friends and artists, Evie and Hannah, as they embark on an adventure that takes them from the present to the past and back again, thanks to a tale about a mysterious mahjong tile crafted a century ago. From the moment they discover the extraordinary tile on a beach near San Francisco, Evie and Hannah are caught up in the adventure of their lives, an amazing journey that tests the parameters of how far they can open their minds and their hearts to the power of friendship, of art, and of believing in something outside of reality that will change them forever. Smart, funny, and whimsical, with a touch of magic, The Mermaid Mahjong Circle is a nod to women empowering themselves through the things that matter most to them. Enter the circle and become enchanted.

The Eighth Sister

The Eighth Sister
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 9781503903036
ISBN 13: 1503903036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eighth Sister Book Review:

A pulse-pounding thriller of espionage, spy games, and treachery by the New York Times bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series. Former CIA case officer Charles Jenkins is a man at a crossroads: in his early sixties, he has a family, a new baby on the way, and a security consulting business on the brink of bankruptcy. Then his former bureau chief shows up at his house with a risky new assignment: travel undercover to Moscow and locate a Russian agent believed to be killing members of a clandestine US spy cell known as the seven sisters. Desperate for money, Jenkins agrees to the mission and heads to the Russian capital. But when he finds the mastermind agent behind the assassinations--the so-called eighth sister--she is not who or what he was led to believe. Then again, neither is anyone else in this deadly game of cat and mouse. Pursued by a dogged Russian intelligence officer, Jenkins executes a daring escape across the Black Sea, only to find himself abandoned by the agency he serves. With his family and freedom at risk, Jenkins is in the fight of his life--against his own country.

Two Among the Righteous Few

Two Among the Righteous Few
Author: Marty Brounstein
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 1480945412
ISBN 13: 9781480945418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Among the Righteous Few Book Review:

Two Among the Righteous FewBy: Marty Brounstein Can hope be found amidst tragedy? Nestled in the hills on the western side of Jerusalem is a museum called Yad Vashem. There, people from around the world visit daily to learn about the tragic period of history from 1933 to 1945 known as the Holocaust. The museum serves as an education, research, and historical center in remembrance of the six million Jews across Europe who were murdered at the hands of the Nazi Party machine led by Adolf Hitler. A special section of Yad Vashem is dedicated to those who carried out acts of courage to save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust. Remembered there is a couple from Dieden of the Netherlands, Frans and Mien Wijnakker. Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust is the remarkable tale of how Frans and his wife, Mien, saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews in southern Holland during World War II. They were Catholics who led a simple life in a small town, but they took risks and displayed bravery to help others in dire need, instilling hope during one of the most horrific points of history.