A debut thriller that channels Gone Girl, from the newest writer to watch, Catherine Ryan HowardThe day Adam Dunne's girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a Barcelona business trip, his perfect life begins to fall apart. Days later, the arrival of her passport and a note that reads "I'm sorry-S" sets off real alarm bells. He vows to do whatever it takes to find her.Adam is puzzled when he connects Sarah to a cruise ship called the Celebrate-and to a woman, Estelle, who disappeared from the same ship in eerily similar circumstances almost exactly a year before.To get answers, Adam must confront some difficult truths about his relationship with Sarah. He must do things of which he never thought himself capable. And he must try to outwit a predator who seems to have found the perfect hunting ground ...
India, 1937: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild goose chase for this unlikely pair-trying to track down a missing writer who lifts the lid on Calcutta society-becomes very much more sinister as Blake and Avery get sucked into the mysterious Thugee cult and it's even more ominous suppression. There are shades of Heart of Darkness, sly references to Conan Doyle, that bring brilliantly to life the India of the 1830s with its urban squalor, glamorous princely courts and bazaars, and the ambiguous presence of the British overlords-the officers of the East India Company-who have their own predatory ambitions beyond London's oversight.
When sadistic monster Malcolm York, who uses his vast wealth to fund a series of depraved hunts, kidnaps his wife Nicole, Griffin Powell is forced to participate in a twisted life-or-death game in order to get Nicole back.
Roland March, a Houston detective with something to prove, gets a chance to redeem himself when he is transferred to a missing person case--the disappearance of the teenage daughter of a famous evangelist.
Ida Joner gets on her brand-new bike and sets off to buy sweets. A good-natured, happy girl, she is looking forward to her tenth birthday. Thirty-five minutes after Ida should have come home, her mother, Helga, starts to worry. She phones the shop and various friends, but no one has seen her daughter. As the family goes out looking for Ida, Helga's worst nightmare becomes reality, and they contact the police. Hundreds of volunteers comb the neighborhood, but there are no traces of Ida or her bike. As the relatives reach breaking point and the media frenzy begins, Inspector Sejer is calm and reassuring. But he finds the case puzzling. Usually missing children are found within forty-eight hours. Ida Joner seems to have vanished without a trace.
Elizabeth Jones takes a vacation from her New York publishing job to visit Denmark. On the plane she meets famous historian Margaret Rosenberg and her son Christian. When Margaret vanishes in Copenhagen, Elizabeth helps Christian search the city for her. What they dig up will connect her disappearance to an ancient artifact and the oldest of motives for crime.
Guerrieri is hired by an old colleague to work on a missing-persons case. Manuela Ferraro, a young woman in her twenties, went missing six months prior while vacationing at a beach resort. As he digs for clues, Guerrieri finds a sinister cover-up and the truth of Manuela's disappearance.
The abrupt disappearance of young Daisy Chance haunts the small town of Defiance, Texas. Fourteen-year-old Jed Pepper searches for answers in this gritty and compelling story of love and sorrow, revealing God's hand of redemption in impossible situations.
The abrupt disappearance of young Daisy Chance from a small Texas town in 1973 spins three lives out of control-Jed, whose guilt over not protecting his friend Daisy strangles him; Emory Chance, who blames her own choices for her daughter's demise; and Ouisie Pepper, who is haunted by dreams of Daisy while pierced by the shattered pieces of a family in crisis. In this first book in the Defiance, Texas Trilogy, fourteen-year-old Jed Pepper has a sickening secret: He's convinced it's his fault his best friend Daisy went missing. Jed's pain sends him on a quest for answers to mysteries woven through the fabric of his own life and the lives of the families of Defiance, Texas. When he finally confronts the terrible truths he's been denying all his life, Jed must choose between rebellion and love, anger and freedom. Daisy Chain is an achingly beautiful southern coming-of-age story crafted by a bright new literary talent. It offers a haunting yet hopeful backdrop for human depravity and beauty, for terrible secrets and God's surprising redemption.
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