Four lives shaped by the same incident. Four people confronted by destiny. One man determined to redress the balance.
Editor's Comment: "The most innovative serial killer since Hannibal Lector. Frightening and shocking, it does for reptiles what Jaws did for sharks. Brilliant." 1995: A schoolboy is horribly disfigured in a freak accident, but fate has not finished with Leo Starling. Years later his parents are killed in a motorway pile-up. During the house clearance, he stumbles across a letter and an old newspaper article. Following the clues furnished by the clipping, he is guided to a remote cottage where he makes a discovery that alters his life forever. 2013: DCI Lucas Jericho is a man with a troubled past. After the death of his partner in a botched shoot out, he finds himself teamed up with Ryder Winters, a female officer determined to prove she is the equal of any man. Sifting through the ashes of their first case, Lucas is hit by the unsettling feeling that this is not a one-off-kill. Instead, all the evidence suggests that he is looking at the handiwork of a serial killer, one with a unique calling card. His suspicions are confirmed when each victim, the target of uncontrolled rage, is dispatched in ever more imaginative ways. As the bodies pile up, Lucas is confronted with a series of baffling questions. Why is it that the killer appears to be making it personal? Why is he stage-managing the crime scenes for his benefit? And why has the gift of second sight suddenly deserted him? In an explosive conclusion, Lucas discovers the answers; answers that drive him almost to the brink of madness.
Звезда «русского фэнтези» Мария Семёнова и известный автор документальных бестселлеров Андрей Константинов, объединившись, написали увлекательнейший авантюрный роман из истории дохристианской Руси времён князя Рюрика. Жанр этой книги определить трудно, порой — просто невозможно. Но занимательность, яркость стиля и закрученность сюжета гарантирует её несомненный успех у читателя.
Curses are real . .
. Rosalind never thought about ancestral curses until she inherited an estate called Wynterhaven in the mountains of Colorado, from a family she never knew she had. Upon entering this sprawling estate, she is hit with visions, déjà vu, and plenty of bumps in the night. She soon finds her new home is inhabited by a gift-bearing raven, an extremely large black cat, and a talking skull. Through the candlelight and cobwebs, she finds her great-grandmother’s diary, a book of shadows that takes her back to 1918 and a time of heightened interest in archaeology, spiritualism, and secret societies. Learning of her great-grandmother’s previous life as an Oracle of Delphi, Rosalind takes yet another step back in time to the ancient Greece of Alexander the Great, finding a time of misogyny, sexual freedom, and the continual political binding and dissolution of Goddess worship. Follow along with Rosalind as she is taken through the forbidden history of her lost past and discovers curses, the occult, mystery, and a love story that transcends time and mortality.
From national bestselling author comes an all-new tale of passion and suspense… An untrained psychic, a marked man—all odds are against them. Nyrene Goldman is having one hell of a bad week.
First she finds out that her boyfriend isn’t just a two-timing bastard. He’s actually married, and she’s the other woman. Then she’s in a car wreck. The next day she wakes up with the headache to end all headaches…and she’s hearing voices and seeing visions. When those visions start to come true, she doesn’t know whether she’s going crazy or if the wreck rattled her brain. A trip to the hospital puts her on a collision course with one seriously sexy cop. At the sight of him, everything in her screams DANGER! Officer Bennett “Dev” Deverall is a man with a target on his back. One of the few good police officers in a nest of vipers, he’s doing his damnedest to put together a case to take out the dirty cops—before they get him.
If there’s one thing he doesn’t need, it’s a damsel in distress, but while his armor might be a little tarnished these days, he’s never been one to walk away from somebody who needs him.
The problem is, once he gets entangled with one Nyrene Goldman, his already screwed-up life gets even more complicated. She knows things she shouldn’t know, tells him things nobody should know, and he can’t help but wonder if this gorgeous woman was put here to trip him up at the worst possible time. But after a few too many close calls, he’s forced to admit there’s something weird going on with the pretty nurse. Something that can’t be explained. The two of them wind up on a collision course with fate and now isn’t the time to doubt themselves, or each other. Not if they want to survive.
The biggest surprise - and disappointment - that life holds is that it is over so fast. The golden tomorrow, to which most people (usually women) put off their hopes rarely appears. This is the on learned by Helen McLean in her memoir. Details from a Larger Canvas is about a woman with the expectations of her time and class heavy upon her shoulders; in short, she is supposed to be much the same woman as her Rosedale matron mother-in-law whose life was bound up in sets of rules and whose life had little expression except in the form of materialistic acquisition and censure. Instead, Helen creates her own life - and, while painting a portrait of Margaret Laurence, finds a woman with whom she has common ground.
Murder's Bold Inscription "Whoever had broken into the shop might just have gone upstairs afterwards, might just be there still...My first reaction was anger: I wanted to roar up the stairs, only I could hear Barnabas saying, the way he used to when I was little: "Temper, Dido! Count to twenty-nine..." Selling rare books has its moments, but few are anything close to thrilling--except when Dido Hoare's scoundrel of an ex-husband suddenly reappears and puts a pulse of excitement in the air.But events go from interesting to intense when someone ends up murdered and the culprit seems to think Dido has something worth killing for, too. With the help of her father, Barnabas, a retired academic with a penchant for mysteries, Dido may be able to divert the killer long enough to figure out who wants her dead and why.
Recovering from a heart attack, the irrepressible Barnabas is taking chances that are likely to give Dido a coronary of her own, and give the police a bad case of indigestion. But as Dido and Barnabas are about to learn, every crime has its victims and its payoffs--it's just a matter of being on the right side of the bookshelf before everything comes tumbling down.