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The Truth Beneath the Lies
  • Author : Amanda Searcy
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9781524700928
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “A smart, suspenseful, and unpredictable thriller that will keep readers turning pages until every last lie is revealed.”—Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying For fans of The Darkest Corners and Pretty Little Liars, Amanda Searcy’s debut novel will have readers both disturbed and entranced by one girl’s present-day horrors and another’s haunting past. Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. Run from a desperate job at No Limits Food. Run to a better, cleaner, safer life. Every day is one day closer to leaving. Fight. All Betsy Hopewell wants to do is survive. Survive the burner phone hidden under her bed. Survive her new rules. Survive a new school with new classmates. Survive being watched. Every minute grants her another moment of life. When fate brings Kayla and Betsy together, only one girl will survive.

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    Watch You Burn
  • Author : Amanda Searcy
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781524700959
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • From the author of The Truth Beneath the Lies, which the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus, called "smart, suspenseful, and unpredictable," comes a psychological thriller about a girl who must keep her arsonist ways hidden--or watch her life go up in flames like a wildfire. Jenny didn't want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the only way she can protect herself is by moving as far away from her hometown as possible and staying out of trouble. But even after she moves, Jenny still gets the itch. The itch to light a match and then watch it burn. It's something she hasn't been able to stop, ever since an accident years ago. Now, in a new town, Jenny has the strange feeling that someone is watching her every move. Will her arsonist ways be exposed? Or is the burning truth deep inside her a greater danger?

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    Watermark the Truth Beneath the Surface
  • Author : Sari Sikstrom
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1497398746
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Travel
  • Dr. Vela Ostofvold is a forensic librarian, a Sherlock Holmes of the book world. She interprets the accumulation of ephemera, inscriptions, and notations. Each reader contributes to a secondary story independent from the authors' text. In public Vela is often mistaken for her famous mother Olivia, a prominent opera star. Her father's identity is a mystery. On a visit to her mother's apartment in Rome, Vela and her best friend and fellow book enthusiast, Amelia, discover a suitcase jammed under the bed. It contains memorabilia of Olivia's career and the influence of her first voice coach Miss Penelope Arthur. Vela is captivated by a bundle of letters written by Miss Arthur during her assignment as a governess in India. Interwoven in the exotic travelogue of Maharajas and fire dancers in the desert, Vela finds clues to solving her paternity. Watermark the truth beneath the surface is a poignant tale of past loves, missed opportunities and true devotion.

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    Watch You Burn
  • Author : Amanda Searcy
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9781524700935
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • From the author of The Truth Beneath the Lies, which the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus, called "smart, suspenseful, and unpredictable," comes a psychological thriller about a girl who must keep her arsonist ways hidden--or watch her life go up in flames like a wildfire. Jenny didn't want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the only way she can protect herself is by moving as far away from her hometown as possible and staying out of trouble. But even after she moves, Jenny still gets the itch. The itch to light a match and then watch it burn. It's something she hasn't been able to stop, ever since an accident years ago. Now, in a new town, Jenny has the strange feeling that someone is watching her every move. Will her arsonist ways be exposed? Or is the burning truth deep inside her a greater danger?

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    The Truth That Lies Beneath Us
  • Author : Anna Kristen Hayes,Kris Alan Hayes
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : 1495359255
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  • Genre : Drama
  • The Truth That Lies Beneath Us: Is a story that will take you through the lives of each and everyone of the characters. Full of suspense and is sure to leave you speechless as you read through the chapters. There is continuous adventure throughout the story line and the mystery grows on and on as you read. Following the depictions of the novel you will eventually find yourself in the midst of the mystery. When you determine the plot of the novel you will find that we are all afraid of the truth that lies beneath us.

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    Beneath The Truth
  • Author : Meghan March
  • Publisher : Meghan March LLC
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781943796748
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
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    The Dark Beneath the Ice
  • Author : Amelinda Bérubé
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781492657088
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Black Swan meets Paranormal Activity in this compelling ghost story about a former dancer whose grip on reality slips when she begins to think a dark entity is stalking her. Something is wrong with Marianne. It's not just that her parents have finally split up. Or that life hasn't been the same since she quit dancing. Or even that her mother has checked herself into the hospital. She's losing time. Doing things she would never do. And objects around her seem to break whenever she comes close. Something is after her. And the only one who seems to believe her is the daughter of a local psychic. But their first attempt at an exorcism calls down the full force of the thing's rage. It demands Marianne give back what she stole. Whatever is haunting her, it wants everything she has—everything it's convinced she stole. Marianne must uncover the truth that lies beneath it all before the nightmare can take what it thinks it's owed, leaving Marianne trapped in the darkness of the other side.

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    Lies
  • Author : Bridget Harwell Elizabeth Scott
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781475984538
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  • Genre : Self-Help
  • We lie to ourselves every day, and these lies can lead to significant unhappiness in our lives. In Lies, authors Bridget Harwell and Elizabeth Scott present a collection of more than forty essays based on their daily interactions with clients who have suffered the pain of digging deeply and unearthing the self-deceptions that have limited their lives. Harwell and Scott, two successful, practicing psychologists, compiled the essays to examine the various forms of self-deception, many of which are unconscious attempts at self-protection which can go unnoticed and yet lead to stress and unhappiness. Accompanied by whimsical and evocative drawings, Lies examines a variety of themes, such as guilt, worry, indecision, and the power of relationships. Each piece is followed by a conversation between Harwell and Scott that seeks to add clarity to the discussion. Written in a conversational style that mimics a therapy session, this collection presents strategies for finding the truth beneath the lies we tell ourselves and gives us an opportunity to live a more integrated life, a life of authenticity that’s essential for any kind of true happiness.

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    Beneath the Lies
  • Author : Riann Miller
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1523350075
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Beneath the lies are emerald eyes. Growing up an only child, Kate Reynolds lived a normal, almost sheltered life. When the unthinkable happens and Kate is left all alone in the world, and set to inherit her parents' fortune, she discovers the evils that truly exist. Gavin Loman has a tumultuous past: losing his father at a young age, a mother with a destructive personality, and buried secrets even he does not truly understand the depths of. Striking out on his own, he is finally making a name for himself . . . until a green-eyed girl who haunts his dreams comes crashing into his life. When hidden truths are unveiled and pasts collide, Gavin must protect those he loves from becoming victims to the terrors of his childhood. However, not everything is as it seems . . . What would you do if everything you held dear was threatened? When the truth you believed is weaved with lies? Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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    Beneath These Lies
  • Author : Meghan March
  • Publisher : Meghan March LLC
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9781943796984
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes a riveting standalone novel in the addictive Beneath series. Are you ready to go back to New Orleans? Look, but don’t touch…she might as well wear a neon sign that says it. It just makes me want her more. She might be above me in every way, but I still want her under me. I’ve got no business touching her rich-girl skin, but that won’t stop me from stealing a taste. Because rules were meant to be broken—especially when the prize is so fine. In a world where nothing is as it seems, what's buried beneath these lies? Beneath These Lies is the fifth book in the Beneath series, but each of these hot contemporary romances can be enjoyed as a standalone. Then again, why would you want to miss out on all the alpha heroes and the women who bring them to their knees? After all, there's something for everyone in New Orleans... The entire Beneath series is now live and each book in the Beneath series can be read as a standalone. Beneath This Mask, Beneath #1 (Now FREE) Beneath This Ink, Beneath #2 Beneath These Chains, Beneath #3 Beneath These Scars, Beneath #4 Beneath These Lies, Beneath #5 Beneath These Shadows, Beneath #6 Beneath The Truth, Beneath #7 Topics: New Orleans, New Orleans Romance, French Quarter, tattoo, tattoo shop, alpha hero, alpha, bad boy, alpha bad boy, alpha bad boy hero, dangerous, dangerous hero, smart heroine, strong heroine, strong female, cop, police officer, mystery romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, suspense.

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    Second Place
  • Author : Rachel Cusk
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780374720797
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A haunting fable of art, family, and fate from the author of the Outline trilogy. A woman invites a famous artist to use her guesthouse in the remote coastal landscape where she lives with her family. Powerfully drawn to his paintings, she believes his vision might penetrate the mystery at the center of her life. But as a long, dry summer sets in, his provocative presence itself becomes an enigma—and disrupts the calm of her secluded household. Second Place, Rachel Cusk’s electrifying new novel, is a study of female fate and male privilege, the geometries of human relationships, and the moral questions that animate our lives. It reminds us of art’s capacity to uplift—and to destroy.

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    The Lies That Bind
  • Author : Emily Giffin
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9780399178962
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this irresistible novel from the author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. . . . It’s 2 A.M. on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar in New York’s East Village, questioning her life. Feeling lonesome and homesick for the Midwest, she wonders if she’ll ever make it as a reporter in the big city—and whether she made a terrible mistake in breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Matthew. As Cecily reaches for the phone to call him, she hears a guy on the barstool next to her say, “Don’t do it—you’ll regret it.” Something tells her to listen, and over the next several hours—and shots of tequila—the two forge an unlikely connection. That should be it, they both decide the next morning, as Cecily reminds herself of the perils of a rebound relationship. Moreover, their timing couldn’t be worse—Grant is preparing to quit his job and move overseas. Yet despite all their obstacles, they can’t seem to say goodbye, and for the first time in her carefully constructed life, Cecily follows her heart instead of her head. Then Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Fearing the worst, Cecily spots his face on a missing-person poster, and realizes she is not the only one searching for him. Her investigative reporting instincts kick into action as she vows to discover the truth. But the questions pile up fast: How well did she really know Grant? Did he ever really love her? And is it possible to love a man who wasn’t who he seemed to be? The Lies That Bind is a mesmerizing and emotionally resonant exploration of the never-ending search for love and truth—in our relationships, our careers, and deep within our own hearts.

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    Lies Beneath
  • Author : Anne Greenwood Brown
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780385742023
  • Reader Reviews : 73
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • As the only brother in a family of mermaids living in Lake Superior, Calder White is expected to seduce Lily, the daughter of the man believed to have killed the mermaids' mother, but he begins to fall in love with her just as Lily starts to suspect that the legends about the lake are true. Reprint.

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    Behind Every Lie
  • Author : Christina McDonald
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781501184048
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Do No Harm and The Night Olivia Fell—an “emotionally charged mystery” (Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author)—comes a thrilling new suspense novel about the insidious nature of family secrets…and their deadly potential. If you can’t remember it, how do you prove you didn’t do it? Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can’t remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her. Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London—Kat’s former home—for answers. But as she unravels her mother’s carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn’t know who to trust. Least of all herself. Told in alternating perspectives from Eva’s search for answers and Kat’s mysterious past, Christina McDonald has crafted another “complex, emotionally intense” (Publishers Weekly) domestic thriller. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell’s I Found You and Karin Slaughter’s Pieces of Her, Behind Every Lie explores the complicated nature of mother-daughter relationships, family trauma, and the danger behind long-held secrets.

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    Beneath the Surface
  • Author : Heather Lenz
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0692561447
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Truth in My Lies
  • Author : Ivy Smoak
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1985450062
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • My name is Adeline Bell. I'm a suburban housewife. Period. My husband has always kept me on a tight leash. I'm not even supposed to leave the house. My husband leaves every Monday morning for business and comes back Friday night. I have the weekdays to myself. And I always leave the house every morning. What my husband doesn't know won't kill him. I wake up, run, clean the house, wish for a better life, repeat. It's best when I have a routine. And every day is exactly the same. Except for Thursdays. I live and breathe for Thursdays. It's when he comes. You know the type. The guy that is the epitome of escape from your wretched life. The one who embodies the strength and freedom you don't have. I watch him from a distance. I can't help myself. But I was never supposed to talk to him. I was never supposed to fall for him. I know what you're thinking. But you don't know my story. You don't know the kind of monster my husband is. And trust me, you have no idea who I am.

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    What Lies Beneath
  • Author : Adam Croft
  • Publisher : Adam Croft
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first in a stunning new crime series from 2m+ international bestseller Adam Croft. A peaceful Sunday morning in Rutland is shattered when a dead body is discovered on the rocks at Normanton Church. The victim has been laid out in a crucifixion pose, facing the altar. DI Caroline Hills is certain there’s a religious connection — one which threatens the tranquility of life in the area. The killer has gone to extraordinary lengths to make the symbolism clear. And the deaths will continue until Caroline and DS Dexter Antoine uncover the truth behind the dark secret — and what lies beneath. ‘Incredible’ — BBC News 'A sensation’ — The Guardian

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    See All the Stars
  • Author : Kit Frick
  • Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781534404380
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “A gripping and atmospheric contemporary thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews “Complex, captivating, and gorgeously written.” —Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying We Were Liars meets Goodbye Days in this thrilling debut novel that sweeps readers away as they try to solve the mystery of what happened then to make Ellory so broken now. It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself. Then: They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. (Venus. Earth. Moon. Sun.) Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system. Now: Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever. Then: Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love. Now: Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere. The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.

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    Beneath the Surface
  • Author : John Hargrove,Howard Chua-Eoan
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 9781137280107
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Nature
  • A firsthand account of the lives of captive killer whales by one of SeaWorld's most experienced orca trainers and the star of Blackfish argues that their needs are not met in captivity and traces advocacy efforts comparing the lives of free and captive orcas.

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    I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying
  • Author : Bassey Ikpi
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780062698353
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! In I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying Bassey Ikpi explores her life—as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist—through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety. Her remarkable memoir in essays implodes our preconceptions of the mind and normalcy as Bassey bares her own truths and lies for us all to behold with radical honesty and brutal intimacy. A The Root Favorite Books of the Year • A Good Housekeeping Best 60 Books of the Year • A YNaija 10 Notable Books of the Year • A GOOP 10 New Favorite Books • A Cup of Jo 5 Big Books of Fall • A Bitch Magazine Most Anticipated Books of 2019 • A Bustle 21 New Memoirs That Will Inspire, Motivate, and Captivate You • A Publishers Weekly Spring Preview Selection • An Electric Lit 48 Books by Women and Nonbinary Authors of Color to Read in 2019 • A Bookish Best Nonfiction of Summer Selection "We will not think or talk about mental health or normalcy the same after reading this momentous art object moonlighting as a colossal collection of essays.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy From her early childhood in Nigeria through her adolescence in Oklahoma, Bassey Ikpi lived with a tumult of emotions, cycling between extreme euphoria and deep depression—sometimes within the course of a single day. By the time she was in her early twenties, Bassey was a spoken word artist and traveling with HBO's Def Poetry Jam, channeling her life into art. But beneath the façade of the confident performer, Bassey's mental health was in a precipitous decline, culminating in a breakdown that resulted in hospitalization and a diagnosis of Bipolar II. In I'm Telling the Truth, But I'm Lying, Bassey Ikpi breaks open our understanding of mental health by giving us intimate access to her own. Exploring shame, confusion, medication, and family in the process, Bassey looks at how mental health impacts every aspect of our lives—how we appear to others, and more importantly to ourselves—and challenges our preconception about what it means to be "normal." Viscerally raw and honest, the result is an exploration of the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of who we are—and the ways, as honest as we try to be, each of these stories can also be a lie.

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    Beneath the Citadel
  • Author : Destiny Soria
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781683353850
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The author of Iron Cast delivers “a thrilling adventure story” in this YA fantasy novel of dangerous rebellion against rules with the power of prophecy (Kirkus). In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade. Now Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt. As Cassa struggles to live up to her parents’ legacy, she and her friends try to uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy—before it’s too late to save the city.

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    What Lies Beneath
  • Author : Sarah Rayne
  • Publisher : Felony & Mayhem Press
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN : 9781937384685
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An abandoned English village holds generations of dark secrets that are about to be uncovered in this gothic thriller by the author of A Dark Dividing. Some fifty years ago, Priors Bramley was emptied of its residents—all for the sake of a Cold War experiment with chemical weapons that went wrong. Since then, the cordoned off town has been known at The Poisoned village. But the locals don’t know the half of it. Now, as The Poisoned Village is set to be reopened, its secrets are set to be unleashed. Tracing the contagion leads inexorably to the long-abandoned Cadence Manor, once home to generations of secretive, powerful bankers and their elegant wives. What happened there in the years before the World War I? What murderous madness infected the family? And what is the source of the eerie music that, even now, can be heard drifting down the crumbling village streets?

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    The Death of Truth
  • Author : Michiko Kakutani
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9780525574835
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Political Science
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize–winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America’s retreat from reason We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases. How did truth become an endangered species in contemporary America? This decline began decades ago, and in The Death of Truth, former New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces that contributed to this gathering storm. In social media and literature, television, academia, and politics, Kakutani identifies the trends—originating on both the right and the left—that have combined to elevate subjectivity over factuality, science, and common values. And she returns us to the words of the great critics of authoritarianism, writers like George Orwell and Hannah Arendt, whose work is newly and eerily relevant. With remarkable erudition and insight, Kakutani offers a provocative diagnosis of our current condition and points toward a new path for our truth-challenged times.

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    Beneath the Shadows
  • Author : Sara Foster
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 9781466802643
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this thrilling gothic suspense debut by Sara Foster in the tradition of Rosamund Lupton and Sophie Hannah, a young mother searches Yorkshire's windswept moors for the truth behind her husband's mysterious disappearance. THE ANSWERS ARE HIDING BENEATH THE SHADOWS When Grace's husband, Adam, inherits an isolated North Yorkshire cottage, they leave the bustle of London behind to try a new life. A week later, Adam vanishes without a trace, leaving their baby daughter, Millie, in her stroller on the doorstep. The following year, Grace returns to the tiny village on the untamed heath. Everyone—the police, her parents, even her best friend and younger sister—is convinced that Adam left her. But Grace, unable to let go of her memories of their love and life together, cannot accept this explanation. She is desperate for answers, but the slumbering, deeply superstitious hamlet is unwilling to give up its secrets. As Grace hunts through forgotten corners of the cottage searching for clues, and digs deeper into the lives of the locals, strange dreams begin to haunt her. Are the villagers hiding something, or is she becoming increasingly paranoid? Only as snowfall threatens to cut her and Millie off from the rest of the world does Grace make a terrible discovery. She has been looking in the wrong place for answers all along, and she and her daughter will be in terrible danger if she cannot get them away in time. "A haunting tale of loss and one woman's search for the truth no matter the consequences. This vividly written novel will leave you breathless and as chilled as the starkly beautiful North Yorkshire moors where this compelling story unfolds." –Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of These Things Hidden

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    The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare
  • Author : Kimberly Brock
  • Publisher : Harper Muse
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781400234233
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The fate of the world is often driven by the curiosity of a girl. What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke remains a mystery, but the women who descended from Eleanor Dare have long known that the truth lies in what she left behind: a message carved onto a large stone and the contents of her treasured commonplace book. Brought from England on Eleanor’s fateful voyage to the New World, her book was passed down through the fifteen generations of daughters who followed as they came of age. Thirteen-year-old Alice had been next in line to receive it, but her mother’s tragic death fractured the unbroken legacy and the Dare Stone and the shadowy history recorded in the book faded into memory. Or so Alice hoped. In the waning days of World War II, Alice is a young widow and a mother herself when she is unexpectedly presented with her birthright: the deed to Evertell, her abandoned family home and the history she thought forgotten. Determined to sell the property and step into a future free of the past, Alice returns to Savannah with her own thirteen-year-old daughter, Penn, in tow. But when Penn’s curiosity over the lineage she never knew begins to unveil secrets from beneath every stone and bone and shell of the old house and Eleanor’s book is finally found, Alice is forced to reckon with the sacrifices made for love and the realities of their true inheritance as daughters of Eleanor Dare. In this sweeping tale from award-winning author Kimberly Brock, the answers to a real-life mystery may be found in the pages of a story that was always waiting to be written. Praise for The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare: “From the haunting first line, The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare transports the reader to a mysterious land, time and family . . . the captivating women of the Dare legacy must find their true inheritance hiding behind the untold secrets.” —Patti Callahan, New York Times bestselling author Historical women’s fiction Stand-alone novel Book length: approximately 135,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

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    Big Lies in a Small Town
  • Author : Diane Chamberlain
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781250087355
  • Reader Reviews : 51
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth... “A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”—People magazine, Best New Books North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her released from prison immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to be free, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets. North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and in great need of work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder. What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies? “Chamberlain, a master storyteller, keeps readers hooked, with a story line that leavens history and social commentary with romance and mystery.”—Lexington Dispatch

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    Love Lies Beneath
  • Author : Ellen Hopkins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781476743660
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Tara is gorgeous, affluent, and forty. She lives in an impeccably restored Russian Hill mansion in San Francisco. Once a widow, twice divorced, she's a woman with a past she prefers keeping to herself. Enter Cavin Lattimore. He's handsome, kind, charming, and the surgeon assigned to Tara following a ski accident in Lake Tahoe. In the weeks it takes her to recover, Cavin sweeps her off her feet and their relationship blossoms into something Tara had never imagined possible. But then she begins to notice some strange things: a van parked outside her home at odd times, a break-in, threatening text messages and emails"--Amazon.com.

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    The Best Liars in Riverview
  • Author : Lin Thompson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780316276993
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the woods of a small Kentucky town, Aubrey sets off on a journey about growing up, self-discovery, and acceptance while searching for their missing best friend—perfect for fans of King and the Dragonflies and Three Times Lucky. Aubrey and Joel are like two tomato vines that grew along the same crooked fence—weird, yet the same kind of weird. But lately, even their shared weirdness seems weird. Then Joel disappears. Vanishes. Poof. The whole town is looking for him, and Aubrey was the last person to see Joel. Aubrey can’t say much, but since lies of omission are still lies, here’s what they know for sure: For the last two weeks of the school year, when sixth grade became too much, Aubrey and Joel have been building a raft in the woods. The raft was supposed to be just another part of their running away game. The raft is gone now, too. Aubrey doesn’t know where Joel is, but they might know how to find him. As Aubrey, their friend Mari, and sister Teagan search along the river, Aubrey has to fess up to who they really are, all the things they never said, and the word that bully Rudy Thomas used that set all this into motion.

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    Beneath a Ruthless Sun
  • Author : Gilbert King
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780399183423
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • "Exposes the sinister complexity of American racism... King tells this... story with grace and sensitivity, and his narrative never flags." --Jeffrey Toobin, New York Times Book Review From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Devil in the Grove comes the story of a small town with a big secret. In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a "husky Negro" did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white nineteen-year-old. Soon Jesse is railroaded up to the state hospital for the insane, and locked away without trial. But crusading journalist Mabel Norris Reese cannot stop fretting over the case and its baffling outcome. Who was protecting whom, or what? She pursues the story for years, chasing down leads, hitting dead ends, winning unlikely allies. Bit by bit, the unspeakable truths behind a conspiracy that shocked a community into silence begin to surface. Beneath a Ruthless Sun tells a powerful, page-turning story rooted in the fears that rippled through the South as integration began to take hold, sparking a surge of virulent racism that savaged the vulnerable, debased the powerful, and roils our own times still.

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    Long Live the Post Horn!
  • Author : Vigdis Hjorth
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781788733151
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Winner of the 2020 Believer Book Award for Fiction "A brilliant study of the mundane, full of unexpected detours and driving prose. Hjorth's novel ingeniously orbits the intimate stories that are possible only when a character has put words on paper and sent them through the post." – New York Times Book Review, “The Best Post Office Novel You Will Read Before the Election” "Vigdis Hjorth is one of my favorite contemporary writers." – Sheila Heti, author of Motherhood and How Should a Person Be? From the author of the 2019 National Book Award Longlisted Will and Testament Ellinor, a 35-year-old media consultant, has not been feeling herself; she's not been feeling much at all lately. Far beyond jaded, she picks through an old diary and fails to recognise the woman in its pages, seemingly as far away from the world around her as she's ever been. But when her coworker vanishes overnight, an unusual new task is dropped on her desk. Off she goes to meet the Norwegian Postal Workers Union, setting the ball rolling on a strange and transformative six months. This is an existential scream of a novel about loneliness (and the postal service!), written in Vigdis Hjorth's trademark spare, rhythmic and cutting style.

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    Secrets So Deep
  • Author : Ginny Myers Sain
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9780593403990
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • For fans of We Were Liars and from the bestselling author of Dark and Shallow Lies comes a paranormal thriller about a seventeen-year-old girl returning to camp to uncover the truth of what really happened there twelve years ago, the night her mother drowned. Twelve years ago, Avril’s mother drowned at Whisper Cove theater, just off the rocky Connecticut coastline. It was ruled an accident, but Avril’s never been totally convinced. Local legend claims that the women in the waves—ghosts from old whaling stories—called her mother into the ocean with their whispering. Because, as they say at Whisper Cove, what the sea wants, the sea will have. While Avril doesn’t believe in ghosts, she knows there are lots of different ways for places, and people, to be haunted. She’s spent the past twelve years trying to make sense of the strange bits and pieces she does remember from the night she lost her mother. Stars falling into the sea. A blinding light. A tight grip on her wrist. The odd sensation of flying. Now, at seventeen, she’s returning to Whisper Cove for the first time, and she might finally unravel the mystery of what really happened. As Avril becomes more involved with camp director Willa and her mysterious son Cole, Whisper Cove reveals itself to her. Distances seem to shift in the strange fog. Echoes of long-past moments bounce off the marsh. And Avril keeps meeting herself—and her dead mother—late at night, at the edge of the ocean. The truth Avril seeks is ready to be discovered. But it will come at a terrible cost.

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    What Lies Beneath
  • Author : Richard Denney
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 1530753104
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • What would you do if you thought your psycho ex-boyfriend was haunting you from beyond the grave? When Blair Lewis is left for dead in a freezing lake, she can't get over the fact that her boyfriend tried to kill her. And when she begins to receive disturbing gifts and letters from her supposed dead boyfriend, she attempts to figure out what is going on before the darkness consumes her. Nothing is as it seems and the startling truth is going to rip Blair right out of this world. Is Blair simply losing her mind? Or is something vicious and dark after her sanity and soul?

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    The Hired Man
  • Author : Aminatta Forna
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780802193100
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An award-winning Scottish and Sierra Leonean novelist “brilliantly portrays the atmosphere” of Croatia in this haunting tale of war, history, and secrets (The Guardian). Visitors are not common in the small Croatian village of Gost, so Duro is surprised to see a strange car pull up to a well-known farmhouse just outside of town. Laura, a British woman, and her two children are refurbishing the home to be their summer cottage, and Duro agrees to lend a hand, becoming Laura’s confidant along the way. But the rest of the residents of Gost are not so pleased to have outsiders in their midst. As Duro works to shield Laura and her family from the town’s hostility, volatile secrets begin to bubble to the surface—secrets that could threaten everyone in the seemingly sleepy town, even the unwitting new residents. The Hired Man is a story of lost love, dangerous history, and quiet malice. “Not since Remains of the Day has an author so skillfully revealed the way history’s layers are invisible to all but it’s participants, who do what they must to survive” (The Boston Globe).

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    Holding Smoke
  • Author : Elle Cosimano
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781484729007
  • Reader Reviews : 58
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "An inventive paranormal gambit, a compelling lead character, and a plot that twists and turns through to the last page." -Claudia Gray, New York Times best-selling author of the Evernight series "Intelligent, sharp-edged and action packed." -Alan Lawrence Sitomer, author of The Hoopster and Caged Warrior John "Smoke" Conlan is serving time for two murders-but he wasn't the one who murdered his English teacher, and he never intended to kill the only other witness to the crime. A dangerous juvenile rehabilitation center in Denver, Colorado, known as the Y, is Smoke's new home and the only one he believes he deserves. But, unlike his fellow inmates, Smoke is not in constant imprisonment. After a near death experience leaves him with the ability to shed his physical body at will, Smoke is able to travel freely outside the concrete walls of the Y, gathering information for himself and his fellow inmates while they're asleep in their beds. Convinced his future is only as bright as the fluorescent lights in his cell, Smoke doesn't care that the "threads" that bind his soul to his body are wearing thin-that one day he may not make it back in time. That is, until he meets Pink, a tough, resourceful girl who is sees him for who he truly is and wants to help him clear his name. Now Smoke is on a journey to redemption he never thought possible. With Pink's help, Smoke may be able to reveal the true killer, but the closer they get to the truth, the more deadly their search becomes. The web of lies, deceit, and corruption that put Smoke behind bars is more tangled than they could have ever imagined. With both of their lives on the line, Smoke will have to decide how much he's willing to risk, and if he can envision a future worth fighting for.

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    The Thing Beneath the Thing
  • Author : Steve Carter
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780785235590
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • The Thing Beneath the Thing helps readers to identify and then heal from past wounds that have kept them from reaching their full potential and the life of freedom that Jesus has promised every believer. Every driver knows the importance of avoiding potholes when navigating a route. Besides the uncomfortable bump, they can create permanent damage to vehicles. And left untended, potholes can evolve into sinkholes that endanger entire roadway systems. The same is true of our lives. We all have potholes that have been formed by pain, trauma, or choices that we’ve made. What do we do? Usually we find a quick fix, filling the hole with activities and even addictions disguised as culturally acceptable life choices. But before long, the hole is back, waiting to catch us off-guard, which in the end creates even more permanent damage. In The Thing Beneath the Thing, former Willow Creek Community Church lead teaching pastor Steve Carter asks the simple question, “How is life working for you?” He knows that potholes exist and that the longer we live disconnected from answering this question, the more we will fill those holes with harmful choices. The solution? Allow God to fill them with His grace and love so that we can discover the beauty of grace, peace, and wholeness He has for us. The process lies in discovering our triggers: the setup that sets us off hideouts: where we go to escape the pain of our story insecurities: the false stories we create about ourselves narratives: the false stories we create about others grace: the place where we discover how to become whole, holy, and spiritually healthy Journey with a seasoned fellow traveler who has learned how to ask key questions that help unlock the places where we’ve buried things. Then dig deep, invite healing, and learn new ways to operate so that we may begin to experience the life of freedom Jesus has promised us.

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    Red Granite - The Grains of Truth Beneath the Sand of Egypt: II Luxor - Karnak
  • Author : Alexander Retrov
  • Publisher : Thorpe-Bowker
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0994314647
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • 'RED GRANITE - The Grains of Truth Beneath the Sands of Egypt' is one man's journey into self-discovery. 90% factual, the pieces are woven together around a semi auto-biographical journey down the Nile. As Alex visits each temple or ruin along the river, he encounters places and people that strip away his layers of ignorance and trigger him into remembering not only his true self but his purpose in life. However, he also discovers the true history of the planet, the human race, and the truth behind the lies and deceptions of our governments, religions, and the puppet masters who control them - the Illuminati. And that knowledge alone could get him killed. A cross between 'The DaVinci Code', 'The Celestine Prophecy', and 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark', "RED GRANITE - The Grains of Truth Beneath the Sand of Egypt" is 90% fact woven together with 10% fiction and, without a doubt, possibly the most controversial and thought-provoking book ever written."

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    The Body Lies
  • Author : Jo Baker
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780525566052
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A dark, thrilling new novel from the best-selling author of Longbourn: a work of riveting psychological suspense that grapples with how to live as a woman in the world--or in the pages of a book--when the stakes are dangerously high. When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote English countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the bustle of London and the scene of a violent assault she is desperate to forget. But despite the distractions of her new life and the demands of single motherhood, her nerves continue to jangle. To make matters worse, a vicious debate about violence against women inflames the tensions and mounting rivalries in her creative-writing class. When a troubled student starts turning in chapters that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognizes herself as the main character in his book--and he has written her a horrific fate. Will she be able to stop life imitating art before it's too late? At once a breathless cat-and-mouse game and a layered interrogation of the fetishization of the female body, The Body Lies gives us an essential story for our time that will have you checking the locks on your doors.

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    Red Granite - The Grains of Truth Beneath the Sand of Egypt: V Giza - Alexandria
  • Author : Alexander Retrov
  • Publisher : Thorpe-Bowker
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 0994314671
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • 'RED GRANITE - The Grains of Truth Beneath the Sands of Egypt' is one man's journey into self-discovery. 90% factual, the pieces are woven together around a semi auto-biographical journey down the Nile. As Alex visits each temple or ruin along the river, he encounters places and people that strip away his layers of ignorance and trigger him into remembering not only his true self but his purpose in life. However, he also discovers the true history of the planet, the human race, and the truth behind the lies and deceptions of our governments, religions, and the puppet masters who control them - the Illuminati. And that knowledge alone could get him killed. A cross between 'The DaVinci Code', 'The Celestine Prophecy', and 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark', "RED GRANITE - The Grains of Truth Beneath the Sand of Egypt" is 90% fact woven together with 10% fiction and, without a doubt, possibly the most controversial and thought-provoking book ever written."

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    What Lies Beneath Us
  • Author : Kirsty Ferguson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 064827523X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • What Lies Beneath Us, is a fast-paced mystery about a mother suffering from postpartum depression, accused of killing her young son, but is it all as it seems?

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    Beneath the Ashes
  • Author : Dea Poirier
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1542092787
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A troubled detective learns that the fires of the past are still burning in this haunting, emotional thriller. When detective Claire Calderwood is called to a grisly murder scene, she's haunted by memories of her murdered sister. The victim is tied to a motel bed, her head covered in plastic and her body sprinkled with ashes. Claire's dealt with vile crime scenes before, but this one strikes close to home. Claire's boyfriend, reporter Noah Washington, once helped find her sister's killer, but now he's a distraction to this new investigation. She wants to help him resolve the mysteries of his past, but Noah has been distant, and Claire knows he's keeping something from her. When another girl is murdered like the first, Claire suspects the work of a serial killer. As the case heats up and evidence mounts, she finds herself in profound danger. Claire's been burned before; now she must decide if she can trust Noah to help her solve the case and uncover the truth that lies beneath the ashes.