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The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.” Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.
The Hale family is obsessed with status, power, and control. No problem is too big their money can’t solve. Royce Hale manipulated me into giving him everything. My virginity. My hand in marriage. My heart. And as soon as he got what he wanted, he callously sold me off for a cool ten million. In the boardroom and the twisted game his family plays, he says the only rule is to win at all costs. Yesterday I learned a painful lesson not to trust the prince of Cape Hill. Today I’ll destroy his carefully laid plans and show him just how badly he’s already lost. All the money in the world won’t be able to stop me. The Obsession is the second book of the Filthy Rich Americans trilogy and should be read following The Initiation.
A young man enters a luxury flat from the window - with one objective - to steal what he can from the unknown occupant. But Andrew is not a conventional small-time criminal, and as he prepares to leave, he sees something that makes him pause; he is drawn to a beautiful piano. Andrew cannot resist sitting down to play the instrument, and another life - the one he has abandoned - comes back to him. A short story from our Nibs literary line.
The WWII reporter and “most significant American Jewish writer of his time” recounts his decades-long battle to stage Anne Frank’s diaries (Los Angeles Times). As a war correspondent in Europe during World War II, Meyer Levin was among the first to report on the horrors of Nazi occupation. Also a successful novelist, he desperately wanted to bear witness to what he saw in literary form. Then, in 1951, he read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. It was precisely the voice he had been searching for—and he became determined to bring Anne’s story to America as a Broadway play. The Obsession is Levin’s candid account of this ill-fated project and the mania to see it through that gripped him for twenty years. Though Levin began writing his adaptation with the support of Anne’s father, Otto, he was eventually replaced with non-Jewish writers. Refusing to let Anne’s story be sanitized, Levin fought for his version in and out of courtrooms in a protracted battle that nearly destroyed both his family and his career. In this extraordinary memoir, Levin explores the nature of Jewishness, the price of assimilation, the writer’s obligation to himself and to his subject, and the search for identity and purpose.
Rosie finds it hard to cope with her eldest sister's over-possessive nature. Since the death of their mother Beatrice has been insufferably dominating, taking over the running of the house and ruling their father and servants with an iron hand. She glories in being the mistress at Pine Hurst and never dreams of leaving. But when the girls' father dies unexpectedly their security is threatened, and Beatrice must lay plans to protect this most prized possession.
Miranda and Danny have been together for 13 years and for both this has been the longest relationship they both have ever had. Miranda trying and thinking that their love was stronger than any obstacle they have ever endured but with Danny’s cheating ways, she just gave up on the relationship all together. Suddenly, something had happened to Miranda that she never thought would be remotely possible for her especially with her upbringing. But there’s always a saying that she will never forget that her best friend Ray had told her once before, “Nunca diga de esta agua no bebere” meaning never say you would never drink from this water in Spanish, and did she ever.
In 1955, Henry Enright is a stranger in a strange town. The painfully shy, naïve teenager has relocated with his family from Boston to a quiet rural community, and Henry tries not to remember the thrashing he received a few years earlier on a cold winter’s day in the shadow of St. Andrew’s Church—a beating that would leave him even more determined to find acceptance—no matter what the personal cost. In a time when rock and roll has just started to play from the jukeboxes and the sexual revolution is on the rise, Henry, determined to remake his image and be accepted by his peers, begins to make a dramatic transformation. With only his wits to guide him in his rebellion against authority and religious hypocrisy, Henry has no idea how devastating the consequences of his revolt against the world around him will be. Both poignant and heart-wrenching, The Obsession of Henry Enright captures the mood of an era through the eyes of a misguided soul seeking to know and be known.
Lieutenant David is a competent officer who decided to return to active duty after a stint in the Naval Reserves. His objective as a career naval officer is sidetracked when he unexpectedly meets Beth, who then becomes his obsession. Her husband also serves in the same ship as David. This story is how David struggles between his good and bad self as he deals with the events on the destroyer that involve both men. This conflict is resolved in a surprising conclusion.
McKenzie Gold's friendship with Sharon Roderick, the new girl in town, turns deadly when Sharon starts to abuse McKenzie's psychic powers.
‘Thrilling, unputdownable, a fabulous rollercoaster of a read – I was obsessed by this book’ B A PARIS, bestselling author of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ‘Compelling and thoroughly addictive’ KATERINA DIAMOND, No,1 bestselling author of The Teacher and The Secret
When Cade Merrill receives an e-mail message from a psychic who claims to be able to communicate with the spirit of the Blair Witch, he wonders if this stranger can help him or if he is being led into a trap.
This book helps college instructors not just handle but also prevent disruptions in higher education so as to not lower learning standards. Seeman provides guidelines for preventive skills that respect the teaching style of the instructor/professor. Included are concrete examples of problems and their preventions/solutions; help for creating a course syllabus that curtails discipline problems; and training exercises to practice these skills. --from publisher description.
Contributors offer an enlightening array of approaches to the obsessed personality. A wealth of theoretical insights and suggestions for therapy with obsessed patients--those suffering from bulimia, monomania, love obsessions, and more.
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Fresh out of Air Force missile training, Jackie was no stranger to harassment. But then the unsigned love letters began to arrive, and someone was calling her in the dead of night. Jackie would come back from work to find that her house had changed while she was away. Was she going crazy, or was there someone on base not getting the message that she wasn't interested? And would this harasser take his tricks one step further...to murder? The idea was not that farfetched. A series of murders had snaked their way across the state--murders of young, single women. Who is the attacker? And is Jackie his next target?
A classic sort of love story...except somebody might wind up dead. Nobody knows Delilah like Logan does. Nobody. He makes sure of it by learning everything he can through her social media and watching her through a hidden camera he has trained on her house. Some might call him a stalker. Logan prefers to be called "romantic". But after Logan sees Delilah killing her abusive stepfather, he realizes there's still more about her to discover. His sweet, perfect Delilah isn't so perfect after all. Delilah knows she should feel guilty, but all she feels is free. She's so over the men in her life controlling her. Except Logan saw what she did, and he won't let her forget it. Delilah is done being the victim. And she refuses to be a character in Logan's twisted fantasy. If Logan won't let her go...she'll make him.
This collection is the first book to comprehensively analyse the relatively new and under-researched phenomenon of ‘ruin porn’. Featuring a diverse collection of chapters, the authors in this work examine the relevance of contemporary ruin and its relationship to photography, media, architecture, culture, history, economics and politics. This work investigates the often ambiguous relationship that society has with contemporary ruins around the world, challenging the notions of authenticity that are frequently associated with images of decay. With case studies that discuss various places and topics, including Detroit, Chernobyl, Pitcairn Island, post-apocalyptic media, online communities and urban explorers, among many other topics, this collection illustrates the nuances of ruin porn that are fundamental to an understanding of humanity’s place in the overarching narrative of history.
A three-time winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or, Cristiano Ronaldo's status as a footballing superstar is unquestionable. His insatiable desire to succeed and to improve himself year after year has seen him rise to the very pinnacle of his sport and kept him there for nearly a decade now.Here Madrid-based journalist Luca Caioli tells the inside story of the global superstar, featuring insights from those who know him best: coaches, teammates, girlfriends and even the man himself.Updated to include all the action from the 2015/16 season, in which he claimed his third Champions League winner's medal and became the tournament's all-time top goalscorer, Ronaldo lays bare the career of a modern footballing icon.