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Too Close to Home
  • Author : Linwood Barclay
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780553590432
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Linwood Barclay brings terror closer than ever before in a stunning thriller in which murder strikes in the place we should feel safest of all…. In a quiet neighborhood, in the house next door, a family is brutally murdered for no apparent reason. You can’t help thinking, It could have been us. And you start to wonder: What if we’re next? Promise Falls isn’t the kind of community where families are shot to death in their own homes. But how well did Jim and Ellen Cutter really know their neighbors—or the darker secrets of their small town? They don’t have to look further than their own marriage to know that things aren’t always what they seem. Now the Cutters and their son, Derek, must face the unthinkable: that a murderer isn’t just stalking too close to home…but is inside it already.

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    Too Close to Home
  • Author : Andrew Grant
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780525619635
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • His cover: courthouse janitor. His cause: justice. But when Paul McGrath uncovers a shocking connection to a file of missing evidence, he finds the truth sometimes hits a little too close to home. An intelligence agent-turned-courthouse janitor, Paul McGrath notices everything and everyone—but no one notices him. It’s the perfect cover for the justice he seeks for both his father and the people who’ve been wronged by a corrupt system. Now he’s discovered a missing file on Alex Pardew—the man who defrauded and likely murdered McGrath’s father but avoided conviction, thanks in large part to the loss of this very file. And what lies behind its disappearance is even worse than McGrath had feared. Meanwhile, at the courthouse, he stumbles on the case of Len Hendrie, a small businessman who’s been accused of torching a venture capitalist’s mansion. Though Hendrie admits starting the fire, McGrath learns how the VC has preyed on average Joes to benefit himself—and his extensive wine collection. McGrath can’t resist looking deeper into this financial predator and soon finds himself in a gray area between his avenging moral compass and the limits of the law. Then, just as the Hendrie case is heating up, McGrath receives word of the death of his father’s former housekeeper, sending him back to his family home to confront unfinished business from his past. And he’s about to find some unwelcome truths about the mother he lost as a child—and the father who hid even more secrets than he realized.

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    Too Close to Home (Women of Justice Book #1)
  • Author : Lynette Eason
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781441207456
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Samantha Cash is the FBI's secret weapon. Her methods are invisible, and she never stops until the case is closed. When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, Samantha is assigned to help local chief Connor Wolfe find the killer. And he has two problems with that. There's her faith--in God and herself. And then there's the fact that she looks exactly like his late wife. As they get close to an answer, the case becomes personal. The killer seems to be taking an interest in Connor's 16-year-old daughter, who thinks her dad is getting way too protective. Can't a girl just have some fun? Too Close to Home ratchets up the suspense with each page, and will have readers cheering for the characters they love as justice is served and love grows even in the face of danger. Read this one with the lights on!

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    Too Close to Home
  • Author : Susan Lewis
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780345549549
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For readers of Jodi Picoult, Heather Gudenkauf, and Elizabeth Flock comes a riveting and timely novel that delves into a modern family’s harrowing encounter with the complex world of cyberbullying. Jenna Moore finally feels that she and her family are exactly where they should be. Leaving busy London behind, they’ve moved to the beautiful, serene Welsh coast. There Jenna, her husband, Jack, and the couple’s four children have found a little slice of heaven. In the house of their dreams, Jenna and Jack are ramping up for the launch of their new publishing business, and the kids are happier than they’ve ever been, wandering the wild, grassy moors that meet white sand beaches and wide ocean. But a fissure cracks open. The once open and honest Jack suddenly seems to be keeping secrets, spinning intricate lies. And fifteen-year-old Paige has become withdrawn, isolating herself from her family and her new friends. Frightened of the darkness enveloping her family, Jenna struggles to hold her loved ones together. But a cruel disturbance has insinuated itself into her home, threatening to take away everything she holds dear. Praise for Susan Lewis “This emotionally charged story keeps you at the edge of your seat.”—RT Book Reviews, on Behind Closed Doors “Spellbinding . . . The atmosphere grows more intense with the turn of each page.”—The Free Lance–Star, on No Child of Mine

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    Too Close to Home
  • Author : Lynette Eason
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0800739280
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Bestselling author Lynette Eason's popular Women of Justice series is getting a fresh look! Combining nail-biting suspense with a hint of romance, these edge-of-your-seat thrillers feature strong women, heroic men, and antagonists that will have you looking over your shoulder. Too Close to Home When missing teens begin turning up dead, FBI Agent Samantha Cash must help local police chief Connor Wolfe find the killer before someone close becomes the next victim. Don't Look Back Lovely but broken forensic anthropologist Jamie Cash must confront her fears--and her attacker--with the help of FBI Agent Dakota Richards. A Killer Among Us Hostage negotiator Kit Kenyon and detective Noah Lambert are thrown together to work a grisly case, and it's beginning to look like they may be hunting a serial killer.

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    Too Close to Home
  • Author : Linwood Barclay
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 1409102092
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Families
  • A superb, lightning-paced thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author of NO TIME FOR GOODBYE When the Cutter family's next-door neighbours, the Langleys, are gunned down in their house one hot August night, the Cutters' world is turned upside down. That violent death should have come so close to them is shocking enough in suburban Promise Falls, but at least the Cutters can console themselves with the thought that lightning is unlikely to strike twice in the same place. Unless, of course, the killers went to the wrong house . . . At first the idea seems crazy - but each of the Cutter family has a secret they'd rather keep buried. What was on that old computer teenage Derek and his friend Adam Langley had salvaged? And where is it now? What hold does a local professor and bestselling author have on Ellen Cutter? And what does Jim Cutter know about Mrs Langley that even her husband didn't? To find out who killed the Langleys and why, everybody's secrets are going to have to come out. But the final secret - the secret that could save them or destroy them - is in the one place nobody would ever think of looking . . .

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    Too Close to Home
  • Author : Aoife Walsh
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781448188055
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Meet Minny: her life is a complicated whirlwind of unbearable PE lessons, annoying friends and impossible-to-live-with siblings. Minny is desperate for some space in a house spilling over with family and hangers-on. She has to contend with her autistic sister Aisling's school bullies, whilst trying to keep her self-absorbed BFF Penny happy, and look normal in front of new boy Franklin. And on top of this, now Dad has announced that he’s returning to London – with his new girlfriend. Secrets, lies and home truths will out, frying pans will be burnt, and arguments will flare up in a story full of humour, honesty and minor household emergencies.

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    Too Close to Home
  • Author : Laurinda Wallace,Stephen C. Tarbell
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 1546626476
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  • Genre : Children
  • There are some cases that a law enforcement officer can't forget. This is one of them. Seven-year-old Samantha Zaldivar is reported missing in February 1997. Despite the best efforts of the community and law enforcement to find her, it seems the first grader has disappeared without a trace until the forensic evidence leads a multi-agency task force to an ugly possibility. Months later, an unlikely turn of events reveals the young girl's fate, which rocks the rural county in Western New York. Dedicated and meticulous police work brings a murderer to justice, but not without a cost to those involved. Stephen C. Tarbell, a retired Wyoming County Sheriff's investigator shares his personal account of the investigation into the disappearance and murder of Samantha Zaldivar.

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    Too Close to Breathe
  • Author : Olivia Kiernan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9781524742638
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Olivia Kiernan’s tautly written debut novel immerses readers in a chilling murder case...and the tantalizing, enigmatic victim at the center of it all. In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months earlier, Frankie’s pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn’t keen on investigating another homicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully, deliberately covered in paint. Eleanor’s husband, Peter, is unreachable, missing. A search of the couple’s home reveals only two signs of personality: a much-loved book on art and a laptop with access to the Dark Web. With the suspect pool growing, the carefully crafted profile of the victim crumbling with each new lead, and mysterious calls to Frankie’s phone implying that the killer is closer than anyone would like, all Frankie knows is that Eleanor guarded her secrets as closely in life as she does in death. As the investigation grows more challenging, Frankie can’t help but feel that something doesn’t fit. And when another woman is found murdered, the same paint on her corpse, Frankie knows that unraveling Eleanor’s life is the only way to find the murderer before he claims another victim...or finishes the fate Frankie only just managed to escape. Engrossing, complex, and atmospheric, Olivia Kiernan’s debut novel will leave you breathless.

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    Too Close to Home
  • Author : Inter-American Development Bank,Policies and Programs" (1997 : Washington Conference "Domestic Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Costs, D. C.)
  • Publisher : IDB
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 188693844X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Latin America is one of the world's most violent regions, at home and on the streets, with a homicide rate more than twice the world average. Domestic violence is also widespread and closely linked to societal violence: children who experience or witness chronic abuse are more likely to behave violently as adults. In Too Close to Home, international authorities ranging from psychologists and doctors to economists and communication experts offer insights and strategies on this serious public policy concern.

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    Too Close
  • Author : Natalie Daniels
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781473563872
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • *NOW A MAJOR THREE-PART ITV1 DRAMA, STARRING EMILY WATSON AND DENISE GOUGH* 'Too Close is a fantastically compelling, brilliantly scripted whydunnit' Guardian 'A gripping psychological thriller with a Killing Eve twist' Radio Times 'Seriously brilliant - quality writing, three dimensional characters and a sharp wit.' Emma Curtis, author of the bestselling One Little Mistake ***** Connie has woken up in a psychiatric hospital. She's been accused of a terrible crime, but she says she can't remember a thing. Forensic psychiatrist Dr Emma Robinson is assigned to the case. Her assessment will determine Connie's fate: prison, life in hospital - or freedom. Emma hopes the high-profile case will make her career but their sessions quickly become a cat-and-mouse game of manipulation and exploitation. Emma must get close enough to her patient to uncover the truth. But when dealing with someone as potentially dangerous as Connie, how close is too close? ***** AUTHORS LOVE TOO CLOSE: 'Wonderfully suffocating . . . Natalie Daniels is one to watch!' Phoebe Morgan 'Subtle, deep and chilling . . . I couldn't put it down.' Rosanna Ley 'A tremendous, powerful, audacious novel - full of scathing insight ; full of raw, compelling feeling.' William Boyd WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: 'I truly am astounded with this novel' 'Utterly absorbing, a real page turner' 'Full of twists and turns, enjoyed from beginning'

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    The Disaster Tourist
  • Author : Yun Ko-Eun
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781640094178
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Welcome to the desert island of Mui, where a paid vacation to paradise is nothing short of a disaster in this “mordantly witty novel [that] reads like a highly literary, ultra–incisive thriller (Refinery29). Jungle is a cutting–edge travel agency specializing in tourism to destinations devastated by disaster and climate change. And until she found herself at the mercy of a predatory colleague, Yona was one of their top representatives. Now on the verge of losing her job, she’s given a proposition: take a paid “vacation” to the desert island of Mui and pose as a tourist to assess the company’s least profitable holiday. When she uncovers a plan to fabricate an extravagant catastrophe, she must choose: prioritize the callous company to whom she’s dedicated her life, or embrace a fresh start in a powerful new position? An eco–thriller with a fierce feminist sensibility, The Disaster Tourist introduces a fresh new voice to the United States that engages with the global dialogue around climate activism, dark tourism, and the #MeToo movement.

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    Close to Home
  • Author : Peter Robinson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780061969973
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The past returns to haunt Chief Inspector Alan Banks in this harrowing novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson. There are human bones, buried in an open field, the remains of a lost teenaged boy whose disappearance devastated a community more than thirty-five-years ago…and scarred a guilt-ridden friend forever… A long-hidden horror has been unearthed, dragging a tormented policeman into a past he could never truly forget no matter how desperately he tried. A heinous crime that occurred too close to home still has its grip on Chief Inspector Alan Banks—and it’s leading him into a dark place where evil still dwells. Because the secrets that doomed young Graham Marshall back in 1965 remain alive and lethal, and disturbing them could cost Banks much more than he ever imagined. Master of suspense Peter Robinson once again delves into the human psyche to reveal what leads some to commit murder in this compelling, unforgettable thriller.

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    Too Close to Me
  • Author : Dave Pelzer
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9780795343315
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • 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.

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    Too Close to the Sun
  • Author : Curtis Roosevelt
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN : 9781458759641
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Curtis Roosevelt was three when he and his sister, Eleanor, arrived at the White House soon after their grandfather’s inauguration. The country’s “First Grandchildren,” a pint-sized double act, they were known to the media as “Sistie and Buzzie.”In this rich memoir, Roosevelt brings us into “the goldfish bowl,” as his family called it—that glare of public scrutiny to which all presidential households must submit. He recounts his misadventures as a hapless kid in an unforgivably formal setting and describes his role as a tiny planet circling the dual suns of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.Blending self-abasement, humor, awe and affection,Too Close to the Sunis an intimate portrait of two of the most influential and inspirational figures in modern American history—and a thoughtful exploration of the emotional impact of growing up in their irresistible aura.

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    So Close to Home
  • Author : Michael J Tougias
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781681771717
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : History
  • On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wurdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board. Most aboard were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children, eight-year-old Sonny and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued—and each family member had to find their own path to survival. Including original, unpublished material from Commander Wurdemann’s war diary, the story provides balance and perspective by chronicling the daring mission of the U-boat—and its commander’s decision-making—in the Gulf of Mexico. An inspiring historical narrative, So Close to Home tells the story of the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast.

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    10th Anniversary
  • Author : James Patterson,Maxine Paetro
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0316126942
  • Reader Reviews : 50
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For every secret Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals--but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well. For every lie At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life--a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki's career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct? There's a different way to die Lindsay's every move is watched by her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and when the pressure to find the baby begins interfering with her new marriage to Joe, she wonders if she'll ever be able to start a family. With James Patterson's white-hot speed and unquenchable action, 10th Anniversary is the most deliciously chilling Women's Murder Club book ever.

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    Urban Emergency (Mis)Management and the Crisis of Neoliberalism
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN : 9789004446175
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Urban Emergency (Mis)Management and the Crisis of Neoliberalism: Flint, MI in Context examines the malfeasance and mismanagement that poisoned a city’s water. The authors emphasize the structural forces that engendered the water crisis, and, especially, the long history of racial oppression, racist government policies, and everyday forms of inequality, that shape the life chances for Flint’s residents.

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    Too Close to Heaven
  • Author : Broughton, Viv
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 1900516004
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : African American musicians
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    Close to Home
  • Author : Lisa Jackson
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN : 9781420138047
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The #1 New York Times bestselling author “definitely knows how to jangle readers’ nerves” in this chilling novel of romantic suspense (Booklist). Home Along the shores of Oregon’s wild Columbia River, the Victorian mansion where Sarah McAdams grew up is as foreboding as she remembers. The moment she and her two daughters, Jade and Gracie, pull up the isolated drive, Sarah is beset by uneasy memories—of her cold, distant mother, of the half-sister who vanished without a trace, and of a long-ago night when Sarah was found on the widow’s walk, feverish and delirious. Is Where But Sarah has vowed to make a fresh start and renovate the old place. Between tending to her girls and the rundown property, she has little time to dwell on the past . . . Until a new, more urgent menace enters the picture. The Fear Is One by one, teenage girls are disappearing. Frantic for her daughters’ safety, Sarah feels the house’s walls closing in on her again. Somewhere deep in her memory is the key to a very real and terrifying danger. And only by confronting her most terrifying fears can she stop the nightmare roaring back to life once more . . . “[An] exciting novel of romantic suspense.”—Publishers Weekly “Readers who enjoy chilling tales with an element of the supernatural will find this fast-paced novel difficult to put down!”—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars “A real page-turner . . . Excellent read!”—Suspense Magazine

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    Hotwife Wagers Her Body In Vegas - A Wife Sharing MFM Romance
  • Author : Karly Violet
  • Publisher : Karly Violet
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Hotwife Gambles Her Body With Two Men! Thomas is offered an opportunity to visit Las Vegas with his wife, Melissa, to kickstart the opening of a new store. Neither husband nor wife have been to the famed Sin City and or have even entertained the notion of gambling. But when the eager sultry housewife cuts her gambling teeth at the poker table. The couple finds themselves unexpectedly gambling more than they ever thought! The seductive Hotwife’s hypnotic body soon becomes currency to pay off a losing poker hand, as she explores the intimate needs of two men in front of a mesmerized audience. And soon enough, the couple develop an irreversible addiction to Hotwife gambling in the City Of Sin……... Is it true what they say? Does what happen in Vegas stay in Vegas? A scorching hot 32,500 word romance featuring wife-sharing, wife watching, a couple gambling a hotwife’s body on the poker table, voyeurism and more. ‘Hotwife Wagers Her Body In Vegas’ is part 2 of the 3 part series ‘Hotwife: An Affair A Little Too Close To Home’, closely following the unexpected journey a young couple take as they explore their Hotwife fantasies. Sign up to Karly’s mailing list to download the free Epilogues to The Hotwife Adventure and Hotwife Training!

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    Too Close
  • Author : R. Phoenix
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1541019202
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Skylar Orion's life has been complicated ever since his mother abandoned him and his sister Evie. Making ends meet seemed impossible until Tate Chandler took them in -- his knight in shining armor who promised to make life about more than just surviving. But Tate is not the man he seemed to be, and even his whispered I love yous and generous gifts do little to soothe the pain he causes. Knowing he can't give his sister all that she deserves without Tate, Skylar stays with him, relying on bad puns and a worse sense of humor to keep up the charade. He will do anything for his sister, even if that means acting the responsible adult and going back to his old high school to meet Dexter Weston, the hot math teacher who can make even algebra interesting. Sparks fly between the two of them, but with his dependence on Tate, Skylar isn't free to follow his heart. He wants what is best for Evie, but can he pass up the chance to find love that heals instead of harms?

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    Too Close to the Falls
  • Author : Catherine Gildiner
  • Publisher : E C W Press
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1550223968
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Heartbreaking and wicked: a memoir of stunning beauty and remarkable grace. Improbable friendships and brushes with death. A schoolgirl affecting the course of aboriginal politics. Elvis and cocktails and Catholicism and the secrets buried deep beneath a place that may be another, undiscovered Love Canal – Lewiston, New York. Too Close to the Falls is an exquisite, haunting return, through time and memory, to the heart of Catherine Gildiner’s childhood. And what a childhood it was …

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    Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man
  • Author : Tim Allen
  • Publisher : Hyperion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0786889020
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Humor
  • In a dual biography and humorous information guide, the star of Home Improvement discusses his prison term and successful television show while offering hints on how to deal with the opposite sex and recognize the parallels between golf courses and strip joints. Reprint.

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    Disrupted
  • Author : Dan Lyons
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780316306072
  • Reader Reviews : 604
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • An instant New York Times bestseller, Dan Lyons' "hysterical" (Recode) memoir, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the best book about Silicon Valley," takes readers inside the maddening world of fad-chasing venture capitalists, sales bros, social climbers, and sociopaths at today's tech startups. For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the vague role of "marketing fellow." What could go wrong? HubSpotters were true believers: They were making the world a better place ... by selling email spam. The office vibe was frat house meets cult compound: The party began at four thirty on Friday and lasted well into the night; "shower pods" became hook-up dens; a push-up club met at noon in the lobby, while nearby, in the "content factory," Nerf gun fights raged. Groups went on "walking meetings," and Dan's absentee boss sent cryptic emails about employees who had "graduated" (read: been fired). In the middle of all this was Dan, exactly twice the age of the average HubSpot employee, and literally old enough to be the father of most of his co-workers, sitting at his desk on his bouncy-ball "chair."

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    Eliza Starts a Rumor
  • Author : Jane L. Rosen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9780593102091
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Exactly what I needed! Highly recommend!"—Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author of 28 Summers The author of Nine Women, One Dress delivers a charming, unforgettable novel about four women, one little lie, and the big repercussions that unite them all. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. When Eliza Hunt created The Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin Board fifteen years ago she was happily entrenched in her picture-perfect suburban life with her husband and twin preschoolers. Now, with an empty nest and a crippling case of agoraphobia, the once-fun hobby has become her lifeline. So when a rival parenting forum threatens the site’s existence, she doesn’t think twice before fabricating a salacious rumor to spark things up a bit. It doesn’t take long before that spark becomes a flame. Across town, new mom and site devotee Olivia York is thrown into a tailspin by what she reads on the Bulletin Board. Allison Le is making cyber friends with a woman who isn’t quite who she says she is. And Amanda Cole, Eliza’s childhood friend, may just hold the key to unearthing why Eliza can’t step out of her front door. In all this chaos, one thing is for sure…Hudson Valley will never be the same. Funny, romantic, raw, and hopeful, this is a story about being a woman and of the healing power of sisterhood.

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    I Know I've Been Changed
  • Author : ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9781416511984
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Having risen from an Arkansas small-town girl to a star news anchor in Houston, Raedella finds her carefully constructed world crumbling upon the arrival of her embarrassingly eccentric family, which prompts a desertion of her friends and a realization of her family's value. Reprint.

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    The Water Knife
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780385352871
  • Reader Reviews : 44
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Working as an enforcer for a corrupt developer, Angel Velasquez teams up with a hardened journalist and a street-smart Texan to investigate rumors of California's imminent monopoly on limited water supplies. By the National Book Award-finalist author of The Windup Girl.

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    Parting Shot
  • Author : Linwood Barclay
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780385687171
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes a new, standalone blockbuster thriller that spins off from the events of the explosive Promise Falls trilogy. If you made a mistake that took someone's life, you'd remember it . . . wouldn't you? After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain, he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution. In Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action. . . . A gripping thriller packed with scandal, from the master of the twist you never saw coming.

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    The Companions
  • Author : Katie M. Flynn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781982122171
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Station Eleven meets Never Let Me Go in this “suspenseful, introspective debut” (Kirkus Reviews) set in an unsettling near future where the dead can be uploaded to machines and kept in service by the living. In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can’t go out, but the dead can come in—and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the “companionship” program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people—a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will. Sixteen-year-old Lilac is one of the less fortunate, leased to a family of strangers. But when she realizes she’s able to defy commands, she throws off the shackles of servitude and runs away, searching for the woman who killed her. Lilac’s act of rebellion sets off a chain of events that sweeps from San Francisco to Siberia to the very tip of South America in this “compelling, gripping, whip-smart piece of speculative fiction” (Jennie Melamed, author of Gather the Daughters) that you won’t want to end.

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    No Time for Goodbye
  • Author : Linwood Barclay
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0553904221
  • Reader Reviews : 68
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke one morning to discover that her entire family–mother, father,brother–had vanished. No note, no trace, no return. Ever. Now, twenty-five years later, she’ll learn the devastating truth. Sometimes it’s better not to know. . . . Cynthia is happily married with a young daughter, a new family. But the story of her old family isn’t over. A strange car in the neighborhood, untraceable phone calls, ominous “gifts”–someone has returned to her hometown to finish what was started twenty-five years ago. And no one’s innocence is guaranteed, not even her own. By the time Cynthia discovers her killer’s shocking identity, it will again be too late . . . even for goodbye. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Linwood Barclay's No Safe House.

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    Close to Home
  • Author : Cara Hunter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781524704841
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A brilliantly plotted psychological crime novel about a missing child and the scandal that erupts in the aftermath with a shocking twist They know who did it. Perhaps not consciously. Perhaps not yet. But they know. When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her family’s Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of ten, the offender is someone close to home. And Daisy’s family is certainly strange—her mother is obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then there’s Daisy’s little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative . . . DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but it’s as if she disappeared into thin air—no one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal. With a story that feels all too real, Close to Home is the best kind of suspense—the kind that sends chills down your spine and keeps you up late at night, thrilled and terrified.

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    Don't Look Back (Women of Justice Book #2)
  • Author : Lynette Eason
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9781441213631
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Twelve years ago, forensic anthropologist Jamie Cash survived a brutal kidnapping, torture, and rape. After years of therapy, she has made a life for herself--though one that is haunted by memories of her terrifying past. She finally lets herself get close to a man, FBI agent Dakota Richards, when signs start appearing that point to one frightening fact--her attacker is back and ready to finish the job he started all those year ago. Can she escape his grasp a second time? And will she ever be able to let down her guard enough to find true love? Filled with heart-stopping suspense, gritty realism, and a touch of romance, Don't Look Back is the second book in the WOMEN OF JUSTICE series. Readers will be hooked from the beginning, finding that once you are in Lynette Eason's world, you're trapped until you turn the very last page.

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    Too Close to Home
  • Author : Susan Lewis
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN : 9780345549532
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Originally published in Great Britain in 2015.

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    Too Close to Home
  • Author : Kathi Dolan Jones
  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9781458212016
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Kate Riley is forty-five and very secure in her sometimes chaotic career as a real estate agent. She lives and works in Kansas City where she has the support of a colorful group of family and friends. She even has a hot new boyfriend, Dan Hopkins, who just happens to be a sergeant with the Kansas City Police Department’s homicide unit. Kate’s life goes topsy-turvy, though, when she discovers a dead body in one of the houses she just sold. The man is Kenneth Thoreson, the owner of a group home for mentally challenged adults, and the community is shocked. Who would want this man dead? Dan just happens to be assigned to the case, and what at first becomes a real estate concern for Kate soon turns personal. As Kate gets to know the people involved in Thoreson’s life, she makes it her business to find the murderer. She thinks she has--even though the evidence doesn’t quite stack up. She can’t talk Dan into an arrest, so now, Kate and her circle of eccentric friends will go it alone and try to catch a killer without the police.

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    Too Close to Home
  • Author : Andrew Grant
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780525619642
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • His cover: courthouse janitor. His cause: justice. But when Paul McGrath uncovers a shocking connection to a file of missing evidence, he finds the truth sometimes hits a little too close to home. An intelligence agent-turned-courthouse janitor, Paul McGrath notices everything and everyone—but no one notices him. It’s the perfect cover for the justice he seeks for both his father and the people who’ve been wronged by a corrupt system. Now he’s discovered a missing file on Alex Pardew—the man who defrauded and likely murdered McGrath’s father but avoided conviction, thanks in large part to the loss of this very file. And what lies behind its disappearance is even worse than McGrath had feared. Meanwhile, at the courthouse, he stumbles on the case of Len Hendrie, a small businessman who’s been accused of torching a venture capitalist’s mansion. Though Hendrie admits starting the fire, McGrath learns how the VC has preyed on average Joes to benefit himself—and his extensive wine collection. McGrath can’t resist looking deeper into this financial predator and soon finds himself in a gray area between his avenging moral compass and the limits of the law. Then, just as the Hendrie case is heating up, McGrath receives word of the death of his father’s former housekeeper, sending him back to his family home to confront unfinished business from his past. And he’s about to find some unwelcome truths about the mother he lost as a child—and the father who hid even more secrets than he realized.

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    Blackbird Rising
  • Author : Keri Arthur
  • Publisher : KA Publishing PTY LTD
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780648497332
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A modern fantasy novel inspired by the King Arthur legend… For hundreds of years, the Witch King’s sword has been buried in stone awaiting the next hand to draw it. Many have tried. None have succeeded. Gwen is the last in a long line of De Montfort witches whose duty it is to protect the sword of all power. But when she returns to King Island to perform the blessing, a mysterious pulse of blue light tells her that someone has attempted to draw the sword. Before she can investigate any further, demons attack. She only survives with the help of a mysterious stranger who disappears as quickly as he appears. Gwen and her grandmother, Moscelyne, soon discover that minor gateways into Darkside—the traditional home of both demons and dark elves—are being forced open by magic. Even worse, someone is now sending demons after the Witch King’s heirs. As vital artifacts are stolen by Darkside and the deaths draw altogether too close to home, Gwen and Mo—with the help of old gods and an ancient order of knights once thought dead—scramble to unravel the clues and stop the murderous would-be king from claiming the crown. If they fail and the wrong hand draws the sword of power, he can unlock the main gateway into Darkside and unleash utter hell onto an unsuspecting and unprepared England….

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    Troubled Minds
  • Author : Amy Simpson
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780830843046
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reflecting on the confusion, shame and grief brought on by her mother's schizophrenia, Amy Simpson provides a bracing look at the social and physical realities of mental illness. Reminding us that people with mental illness are our neighbors and our brothers and sisters in Christ, she explores new possibilities for the church to minister to this stigmatized group.

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    Too Close to the Sun
  • Author : Sara Wheeler
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781588365996
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : History
  • Denys Finch Hatton was adored by women and idolized by men. A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable stories in Out of Africa. Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer. Born to an old aristocratic family that had gambled away most of its fortune, Finch Hatton grew up in a world of effortless elegance and boundless power. Tall and graceful, with the soul of a poet and an athlete’s relaxed masculinity, he became a hero without trying at Eton and Oxford. In 1910, searching for novelty and danger, Finch Hatton arrived in British East Africa and fell in love–with a continent, with a landscape, with a way of life that was about to change forever. Wheeler brilliantly conjures the mystical beauty of Kenya at a time when teeming herds of wild animals roamed unmolested across pristine savannah. No one was more deeply attuned to this beauty than Finch Hatton–and no one more bitterly mourned its passing when the outbreak of World War I engulfed the region in a protracted, bloody guerrilla conflict. Finch Hatton was serving as a captain in the Allied forces when he met Karen Blixen in Nairobi and embarked on one of the great love affairs of the twentieth century. With delicacy and grace, Wheeler teases out truth from fiction in the liaison that Blixen herself immortalized in Out of Africa. Intellectual equals, bound by their love for the continent and their inimitable sense of style, Finch Hatton and Blixen were genuine pioneers in a land that was quickly being transformed by violence, greed, and bigotry. Ever restless, Finch Hatton wandered into a career as a big-game hunter and became an expert bush pilot; his passion that led to his affair with the notoriously unconventional aviatrix Beryl Markham. But Markham was no more able to hold him than Blixen had been. Mesmerized all his life by the allure of freedom and danger, Finch Hatton was, writes Wheeler, “the open road made flesh.” In painting a portrait of an irresistible man, Sara Wheeler has beautifully captured the heady glamour of the vanished paradise of colonial East Africa. In Too Close to the Sun she has crafted a book that is as ravishing as its subject.