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Too Close To Breathe

Author : Olivia Kiernan
ISBN : 9781786489890
Genre : Fiction
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'Truly first class. Just knock-out' C. J Tudor, author of The Chalk Man Polished. Professional. Perfect. Dead. When Dr Eleanor Costello is found hanging in her immaculate home, something about the scene doesn't add up. DCS Frankie Sheehan, a trained profiler, is handed the case and immediately spots foul play. What at first looks like an open and shut case of suicide quickly starts to fall apart. Then Amy Keegan, a young woman from Frankie's home town, is found dead. As details of her personal life emerge, a sinister link to Eleanor is uncovered. Who were these two women behind their ordinary exteriors? Where is Eleanor's husband, missing these last three weeks? And why can't Frankie shake the feeling that these murders are connected to a previous case? As Frankie strives to paint a picture of the killer, and their victims, she starts to sense they are part of a larger, darker canvas, on which the lines between the two begin to blur. Olivia Kiernan's debut is a bold, brilliant thriller that will keep you guessing and leave you breathless. 'Fantastic . . . Compelling, chilling and brilliant' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend 'A hard-boiled take on Tana French . . . a talent to watch' Irish Times
Category: Fiction

The Killer In Me

Author : Olivia Kiernan
ISBN : 9781524742669
Genre : Fiction
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A deadly past refuses to stay buried in Olivia Kiernan's masterful new novel Death is no stranger to Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan, but she isn't the only one from her small, coastal suburb to be intimately acquainted with it. Years ago, teenager Seán Hennessey shocked the tight-knit community when he was convicted of the brutal murder of his parents and attempted slaying of his sister, though he always maintained his innocence. Now, Seán is finally being released from prison--but when his newfound freedom coincides with the discovery of two bodies, the alleged connection between the cases only serves to pull Frankie further from answers even as it draws her closer to her town's hidden darkness. With a television documentary revisiting Seán's sentence pushing the public's sympathies into conflict on a weekly basis, a rabid media pressuring the police like never before, and a rising body count, Frankie will need all of her resources if she is not only to catch a killer, but put to rest what really happened all those years ago. A dark, irresistible cocktail of secrets, murder, and family, Olivia Kiernan's latest is an impossible-to-put-down triumph.
Category: Fiction

Too Close To Me

Author : Dave Pelzer
ISBN : 9780795343315
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling author and child abuse survivor reveals the challenges that he still faces as an adult, as a husband, and as a father. In the blockbuster autobiography A Child Called “It”, Dave Pelzer shared the story of his childhood—one of the most dramatic and extreme stories of child abuse ever prosecuted in the state of California. As a child, Pelzer was beaten, starved, and abused both emotionally and physically by his alcoholic and mentally unstable mother. As a man, Pelzer went on to have love, happiness, a fulfilling career, and a family of his own. To many, Pelzer seemed to have found his happy ending. But for a child abuse survivor, living a normal adult life carries challenges and complications above and beyond those faced by most people. This book, the fifth in Pelzer’s nonfiction series, provides an honest and courageous look at the difficulties inherent in marriage, parenthood, work, and life from the perspective of someone who survived horrific physical and emotional terrors as a child—and who seeks to meet the responsibilities and complications of adult life with love, strength, and an open heart.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Too Close To Home

Author : Susan Lewis
ISBN : 9781448183852
Genre : Fiction
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Sometimes the truth lies closer than you think. The compelling and heart-rending new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors. Jenna and Jack Moore have moved their family to Wales for a fresh start. For vivacious, happy-go-lucky fifteen-year-old Paige the future is full of promise. But suddenly everything changes. Paige becomes more and more withdrawn. The closeness she once shared with her mother a distant memory. It then becomes clear that Jack has secrets too. Preoccupied with her younger children, her husband’s fidelity and their fledgling publishing company, Jenna doesn’t realise the extent of her eldest daughter’s unhappiness until the unthinkable happens. And the nightmare is only just beginning...
Category: Fiction

A Little Too Close To God

Author : David Horovitz
ISBN : 9780307575753
Genre : Social Science
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When David Horovitz emigrated from England to Israel in 1983, it was the fulfillment of a dream. But today, a husband and a father, he is torn between hope and despair, between the desire to make a difference and fear for his family's safety, between staying and going. In this candid and powerful book, Horovitz confronts the heart-wrenching question of whether to continue raising his three children amid the uncertainty and danger that is Israeli daily life. In answering that question he provides us with an often surprising, myth-shattering, and shockingly immediate view of a country perpetually at a crossroads, yet fundamentally different than it was a generation ago. The Israel that Horovitz describes is at once supremely satisfying and unremittingly harsh. It is a land of beauty and spirit, where the Jewish nation has undergone remarkable renewal and a vibrant society is constantly being reshaped. But Horovitz also describes how the unrelenting tension has produced a people that smokes too much, drives too fast, and spends far too much of its time arguing with itself. He makes clear the lasting effects of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination; the increasing incursions by the ultra-Orthodox into the domain of daily life; the anxieties that beset parents as their children approach the age of mandatory military service; and the constant fear of violent attack by fundamentalist extremists. (The book in fact opens, hauntingly, with a description of the aftermath of a bombing just outside a Jerusalem restaurant -- the very place where Horovitz had eaten lunch the day before.) As Americans wrestle with their feelings toward Israel, and as Israel struggles with the question of whether a Jewish state and the principles of democracy are truly compatible, Horovitz illuminates the myriad quotidian experiences -- both good and bad -- that define the country at this volatile time. Here is the moving, mordantly funny, and uncompromising account of one Israeli's life.
Category: Social Science

France Between The Wars

Author : Sian Reynolds
ISBN : 9781134798315
Genre : History
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

The Bloodline Feud

Author : Charles Stross
ISBN : 9780230771734
Genre : Fiction
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The Bloodline Feud by Charles Stross includes The Family Trade and The Hidden Family - the first two instalments of The Merchant Princes series combined in one volume. Miriam Beckstein is a successful reporter for a hi-tech magazine. So when she discovers a huge money-laundering scam, she thinks she's hit the big time. But when she takes it to her editor, not only is she fired, but she starts to receive death threats. And that's just the beginning. To distract her furious daughter, Miriam's adoptive mother unearths mementos from her real mother, murdered when she was an infant. But these reveal a secret that will ultimately throw entire governments into disarray. For what Miriam thinks is a simple locket has the power to fling her into an alternate timeline. In this less-developed world, knights on horseback wield automatic weapons, and world-skipping assassins lurk - all on the other side of our reality. Here, her true family runs a criminal empire - and they want her back. But Miriam has other plans. Following The Bloodline Feud are two further omnibus volumes, The Traders' War and The Revolution Trade.
Category: Fiction

Out Here

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN : 0972860940
Genre : Local author
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"Limited edition chromogenic prints inside"--T.p. verso.
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House Rules

Author : Jodi Picoult
ISBN : 9781439199312
Genre : Fiction
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and the modern classics My Sister’s Keeper, The Storyteller, and more, comes a “complex, compassionate, and smart” (The Washington Post) novel about a family torn apart by a murder accusation. When your son can’t look you in the eye…does that mean he’s guilty? Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. He has a special focus on one subject—forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he’s always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he’s usually right. But when Jacob’s small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob’s behaviors are hallmark Asperger’s, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are thrust directly in the spotlight. For Jacob’s mother, it’s a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, it’s another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob. And for the frightened small town, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder? House Rules is “a provocative story in which [Picoult] explores the pain of trying to comprehend the people we love—and reminds us that the truth often travels in disguise” (People).
Category: Fiction

In The Final Hours

Author : Olivia Kiernan
ISBN : 9781529401172
Genre : Fiction
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COMING IN SPRING 2021 - A BRAND NEW DCS FRANKIE SHEEHAN CASE DCS Frankie Sheehan knows you're never truly ahead in a murder investigation. Time is not something to be wasted. And when the Bureau discover that a series of grisly crime scenes across Dublin are no more than fake cases created by a group of murder mystery fans, no one is more frustrated than Frankie. So when Frankie receives a game for her birthday, at first she believes the 'murder in a box' is simply a gag gift from one of her colleagues. The game is a murder mystery containing clues, witness documents and forensic reports on a fictional murder victim. But as Frankie studies the contents more closely she begins to see some worrying connections between the fictional victim and missing twenty-two year old Natalie Kane. As Natalie's prior involvement with the group of murder mystery fans becomes clear, Frankie and her team are having to come to grips with a whole new set of rules before this killer makes his next move. PRAISE FOR OLIVIA KIERNAN AND THE DCS FRANKIE SHEEHAN SERIES: 'A wonderfully rich lead character and a story that twists in unforeseen directions' Claire McGowan 'Olivia Kiernan's writing is brave and unflinching, dark and unsentimental. Read this one with the lights ON!' Liz Nugent 'The heir to Tana French's throne' Irish Times 'Cracking . . . Taut, gripping and beautifully written' Steve Cavanagh 'An ending you definitely won't see coming' JP Delaney
Category: Fiction