Beast is Dan Gray's second novel. His first, Persephone, Descending, is available at Amazon.com.
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.
Have I shown you my beautiful tail? Peacock asks. Isn't it the loveliest you've ever seen? Pig proclaims that his pink corkscrew is even more charming. Soon, Donkey, Dog, Cat, Horse, Rabbit - the entire farm, in fact - are admiring the magnificence of their own tails. The question on everyone's mind is: who has the best tail in the barnyard?
Eu sou um homem que vive só para trabalhar,mas um dia entra na minha delegacia uma mulher gostosa,sabe gostosa mesmo.que vinha com um andar que me deixou louco de tesão .reparo que ninguém olha pra ela,como eu estou olhando! todos devem ser burros,melhor mesmo não olharem ela sabe porque aquela delícia vai ser minha. Ah se vai,sabe como ela é linda,mas não sabe ainda que encontrou o grande amor da vida dela,sou eu.Presunção pode ser mas aquele corpo me pertencia.esqueci de falar sabe o que mais amei nela? Ela é gordinha mais linda,que eu já conheci.mal acabei de conhecer e estou completamente apaixonado por ela,pela minha fofinha.
Laurel Worth, a teacher who also has nurse training, is hired under President Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930s to go into homes in remote areas of the North Carolina mountains to teach adult literacy. However, she soon encounters problems more serious than not being able to read. Justin, her husband, a well-liked traveling photographer, joins her in the struggle to bring hope and a better way of life to these people. They become known as persons to go to with any problem.
They never know who might show up at their door The struggles and fun of family life form the background of the story. As the Worth children grow to adulthood, their encounters include wild boars, a mad dog, snakes, and an enraged bull. Their big house-considered the center of the community-resounds with young people who gather for ball games, first aid classes and parties, until World War II calls the young men to fight for their country. Will the Worth sons survive? Will Laurel and Justin's efforts succeed?
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HAUNTED HEARTS by Kim Cox (Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery Series, Book 1) Two ghosts, a hysterical neighbor and the handsome nephew of her aunt's fiance and you get a mix bag of comical events. Lana Malloy embarks on a new career as a private investigator. She must solve the forty-year-old murder of her great aunt and her great aunt's fiance or they will remain Haunted Hearts. REST SPIRIT by Elizabeth Delisi Desperate to talk to her young son, who died from a rare, incurable blood disease, Laura St. Clair uses a Ouija board to try to reach him. But when she makes contact with the spirit world and receives a message, whom has she reached? And what does the spirit want in return for helping her? VALENTINE'S INN by Chris Grover After being badly injured in an auto accident, which killed three of her friends, Rianna Gordon has given up on life. Then she meets Josh Byford, unaware that Josh is a ghost. Rianna is a lawyer not a hotelier, but rather than sell the country inn her family has owned for over a hundred years, Josh not only convinces her to reopen and run it, he finds her the perfect partner as well--the boy she fell in love with when she was nine years old and never quite forgot. GHOSTS OF AULD LANG SYNE by Maureen McMahon (Stacey Christian & Peter Mansfield: Book 2) The second book of the series after Return of the Gulls, Stacey Christian and Peter Mansfield reunite in Ghosts of Auld Lang Syne to celebrate New Year with friends at a remote New England homestead. Are the terrifying incidents that befall the guests really only accidents? And why does the spectre of a young woman walk the halls? FATE'S LITTLE TRICK by Sheryl Hames Torres Gemma McKenzie Fuller must put aside her fears and help someone from her past. Can a troubled child teach her that going back again could possibly be a Christmas miracle? MEETING MR. WRIGHT by Chris Grover Vicki figured the dream was simply a spin-off of her bedtime reading. She had no idea it was a prediction of things to come."