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|Author||: Lp Lovell,Stevie J Cole|
Raised by criminals, I was molded to fit into a world without morals. And I had never given cared about anything until the night I watched a man drop dead at the feet of my little killer. Everything inside me demanded that I take her, possess her-own her. She called to my depravity, and I called to hers. People like us are monsters, and we shouldn't be worthy of love. But obsession? Now, that's another story...
|Author||: Alastair Reynolds|
In the third book of the legendary Revelation Space trilogy, the last remnants of humanity realize that forging an alliance with a greater and even more mysterious alien force may be their only chance for survival. The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life form reaching a certain level of intelligence -- and they've targeted Humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety -- or draw down its darkest enemy. And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse . . . "Absolution Gap is a good as it gets, and should solidify Alastair Reynolds' reputation as one of the best hard SF writers in the field." -- SF Site
|Author||: Yrsa Sigurdardottir|
|Editor||: Minotaur Books|
The Absolution is the third installment in Queen of Icelandic crime fiction Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s series about the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar. The police find out about the crime the way everyone does: on Snapchat. The video shows a terrified young woman begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number “2”. Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Soon, they uncover that Stella was far from the angel people claim, but who could have hated her enough to kill? Then another teenager goes missing, more clips are sent to social media, and the body with a “3” is found. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things at least: the truth is far from simple. The killer is not done yet. And is there an undiscovered body carrying the number “1” out there?
|Author||: Yrsa Sigurdardottir|
|Editor||: Hodder & Stoughton|
The new novel from the internationally bestselling, prizewinning, queen of Icelandic crime. All he wants is for them to say sorry. The police find out about the crime the way everyone does: on Snapchat. The video shows the terrified victim begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number 2... Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Soon, they uncover that Stella was far from the angel people claim - but even so, who could have hated her enough to kill? Then another teenager goes missing, and more clips are sent. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things at least: the truth is far from simple. And the killer is not done yet. A brilliantly suspenseful story about the dark side of social media, The Absolution will make you wonder what you should have said sorry for... Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir 'Iceland's outstanding crime novelist' Daily Express 'A magnificent writer' Karin Slaughter 'The undisputed queen of Icelandic Noir' Simon Kernick 'Believe all the hype - this is crime at its best.' Heat
|Author||: Olaf Olafsson|
Peter Peterson, an Icelandic expatriate living in New York, is racked by nightmares about a crime of passion he may have committed a half-century before out of an unrequited love. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
|Author||: Patrick Flanery|
|Editor||: Knopf Canada|
In this stunning literary debut, Patrick Flanery delivers a devastating and intimate portrait of post-apartheid South Africa, and the perils of taking sides when the sides are changing around you. Told in shifting perspectives, Absolution is centred on the mysterious character of Clare Wald, a controversial writer of great fame, haunted by the memories of a sister she fears she betrayed to her death and a daughter she fears she abandoned. Clare comes to learn that in this conflict the dead do not stay buried, and the missing return in other forms--such as the small child present in her daughter's last days who has reappeared, posing as Clare's official biographer. Sam Leroux, a South African expatriate returning to Cape Town after many years in New York, gradually earns Clare's trust, his own ghosts emerging from the histories that he and Clare begin to unravel, leading them both along a path in search of reconciliation and forgiveness.
|Author||: Patrick Flanery|
|Editor||: Robert Laffont|
Clare Wade, icône du microcosme littéraire blanc et de gauche de Cape Town, est contactée par Sam Leroux, un jeune universitaire qui souhaite retracer sa carrière dans une biographie. Depuis la fin de l'apartheid, un travail de mémoire est mené pour aider le pays à se reconstruire. C'est le rôle du TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission). Parallèlement aux entretiens qu'elle donne à Sam, Clare enquête, grâce aux archives de cette commission, sur la disparition de sa fille, Laura, qui a rejoint la lutte armée en 1989, alors qu'une guérilla sanglante déchirait le pays. Au fil de ses recherches, Clare s'interroge sur les motivations de sa fille, auteure probable d'attentats à la bombe ayant fait de nombreuses victimes, tandis que le travail de Sam dévoile des liens inavouables entre Clare et l'ancien régime d'apartheid. Mais Sam lui-même est loin d'avoir tout dit à Clare sur les événements qui le relient à Laura. Entre ambivalence et faux-semblants, Sam et Clare vont peu à peu s'apprivoiser et revisiter chacun leur passé pour tenter de donner sens aux drames de leurs vies. Si tous les personnages d'Absolution ont en commun des secrets lancinants, tous ont aussi une soif inextinguible de vérité. Sauf que la mémoire est parfois traîtresse, et que la vérité objective n'existe pas. Fascinante prouesse littéraire, ce roman est construit comme une boule à facettes, où différentes versions des mêmes événements révèlent tour à tour un aspect d'une vérité toujours changeante. Qu'il s'agisse de Clare, de Sam, ou de Laura (dont sa mère a conservé le journal intime), chacun n'a accès qu'à un seul versant de l'histoire qui les relie les uns aux autres et que l'auteur nous laisse le soin de recomposer. Multipliant le nombre de sources (carnets, fictions écrites par Clare, interviews, et comptes-rendus de la commission Vérité et Réconciliation), Patrick Flanery construit un récit d'une complexité diabolique dont le sens général s'éclaire au fur et à mesure, pour exploser dans un feu d'artifice de révélations finales. Et comme les protagonistes principaux sont aussi écrivains, la lisière entre l'imaginaire, la fiction et le réel n'en est que plus ténue. Outre cette brillante construction, la force de ce premier roman réside dans la tension dramatique exceptionnelle qui le traverse, à la mesure des enjeux politiques et personnels auxquels les personnages sont confrontés. Entre atmosphère kafkaïenne - quant il s'agit de décrire l'absurdité et la cruauté de la logique totalitaire - et climat d'insécurité permanente - quand la vie quotidienne est sans cesse menacée par la misère environnante -, Absolution épouse les codes du thriller, ménage un suspense infernal et pousse l'angoisse à son paroxysme. Interrogeant à la fois les notions de culpabilité, de bien et de mal, mais aussi les limites de la démocratie et de la liberté pour laquelle certains payent de leur vie, ce récit dévoile toute la complexité de la société sud-africaine contemporaine. Mais au bout du compte, Absolution est un hommage à la littérature, seule capable de relier l'histoire individuelle à l'histoire collective.
|Author||: Patrick Flanery|
En Afrique du Sud, de nos jours, Clare Wade, célèbre romancière connue pour ses positions en faveur des droits de l'homme, rencontre Sam Leroux, jeune universitaire désireux de retracer sa carrière dans une biographie. Parallèlement aux entretiens qu'elle donne à Sam, Clare enquête sur la disparition de sa fille qui a rejoint la lutte armée anti-apartheid en 1989. Si le travail de Sam révèle des liens inavouables entre l'auteur et l'ancien régime d'apartheid, le jeune universitaire est loin d'avoir tout dit, lui aussi, sur sa véritable identité. Entre ambivalence et faux-semblants, chacun va devoir faire tomber les masques pour entrevoir enfin la part de vérité cachée qui lui manquait.
|Author||: Peter Tremayne|
|Editor||: Minotaur Books|
In A.D. 664, King Oswy of Northumbria has convened a synod at Whitby to hear debate between the Roman and Celtic Christian churches and decide which shall be granted primacy in his kingdom. At stake is much more than a few disputed points of ritual; Oswy's decision could affect the survival of either church in the Saxon kingdoms. When the Abbess Etain, a leading speaker for the Celtic church, is found murdered, suspicion falls upon the Roman faction. In order to diffuse the tensions that threaten to erupt into civil war, Oswy turns to Sister Fidelma of the Celtic Church (Irish and an advocate for the Brehon Court) and Brother Eadulf of the Roman church (from east Anglia and of a family of hereditary magistrates) to find the killer. But as further murders occur and a treasonous plot against Oswy matures, Fidelma and Eadulf soon find themselves running out of time.
|Author||: Sherilee Gray|
|Editor||: Sherilee Gray|
Loyal and deadly, Gunner has fought tirelessly alongside his brothers in the war between Heaven and Hell for the one reward he craves: a beloved mate of his own. But darkness snatched her away. Now she haunts his dreams, and his longing for a female lost to him forever is tormenting him to the edge of sanity. Luna risked everything to help the brutal warrior who should be her enemy—and lost. Now trapped in a cell and punished relentlessly for her betrayal, her wish for death is bested only by an intense desire for the man she cannot have. When he finds and rescues her, it awakens a part of her she never knew existed. But the monster who held her captive will stop at nothing to get Luna and her powers back, and those she loves most are in terrible danger... Other books in the series: Book 1: Knight's Redemption Book 2: Knight's Salvation Book 3: Demon's Temptation Book 4: Knight's Dominion Book 5: Knight's Absolution Keywords: romance, paranormal romance, demons, demon hunter, angels, archangels, band of brothers, shifter, alpha male, bad boy hero, strong heroine, fated mates, vampire, dhampir, tattooed hero, romantic suspense, action and adventure, shapeshifter, fantasy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense, sagas, series, mystery, paranormal fantasy, dark fantasy, mystery thriller
|Author||: W. Bennett|
When Alan Kirkland went in search of a mysterious uncle, a James Kirkland, a man he never knew, a man disowned by his own family for some unknown reason, what he finally unearthed made him wish he had left the mystery buried. The story unfolds in the present but the roots of it lay buried somewhere back in the time of The Great War. By researching old police reports and newspaper articles, Alan discovered that not only was his uncle an army deserter, but he also stood accused of murdering two young women, one of those women being the wife of Major Ethan Kightingale, a prominent member of society. But James Kirkland somehow avoided arrest and was never put on trial, consequently his version of events went with him to his grave. Undeterred, refusing to surrender his search, it finally paid off for Alan Kirkland. He found that one remaining link to the past was still alive. Old and feeble, Cecilia Knightingale, a central player in the longago drama, held the key to the puzzle. But her family had its own dark past to shelter, and she would shelter it until the end.
|Author||: Carom Ramsay|
|Editor||: Speaking Volumes|
"Highly literate and entirely engrossing. One of the year's best literary thrillers." —The Washington Post It's twenty years since police detective Alan McAlpine has set foot in Patrickhill Station—and more than twenty years since he fell forever in love with the mute, faceless woman he called Anna as she lay dying in Glasgow's Western Infirmary. Daily he'd watched over her, and they had begun to communicate with each other, she by moving her wounded fingers. Her fingers could not tell the sad, unseasoned police cadet her name, however, or name for him the father of her newborn baby girl or identify the assailants who had flung the acid in her once incomparably beautiful face. Or tell him how she'd smuggled a cache of uncut diamonds into Scotland. Now McAlpine is back in Patrickhill, where he's been summoned to head up the investigation of a disturbing murder case. Two women—their arms outstretched, their legs together and feet crossed at the ankle—have already died at the hands of a man the press has tagged the Crucifixion Killer. With crimes in the present continually detouring both McAlpine and the elusive killer he pursues into an unredeemed past, the mystery in this steely, piercing psychological thriller is as gripping as its twists are surprising. And absolution proves to be extreme. Praise for CARO RAMSAY "While fellow-Scot Ian Rankin's narrative is unruly, Ramsay's is stately. It works because the story she tells is highly literate and entirely engrossing. McAlpine's passion leads the novel to a conclusion as powerful as it is unexpected. Absolution is among the year's best literary thrillers.”—Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post "Let me recommend a first novel by Caro Ramsay, a Scottish author who is able to write scenes of heartbreaking tenderness nestled amid evocations of such grotesque violence that it is difficult to imagine that they can coexist as such sublime interlocking pieces of the whole. A noir police novel, like those by fellow Scottish author Ian Rankin, but with deeper psychological exploration, Absolution marks the beginning of what certainly will be a major career."—Otto Penzler, New York Sun
|Author||: David Holloway|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
You will soon notice why this book has brought swift and glaring criticism from the law enforcement and psychological fields; as it allows the reader a killers first hand view; unlike anything you have ever experienced, or may ever wish to experience again. Every volume written about repetitive killers has never fully answered the reason why. They give psychological opinions and text book retort; a clinical definition as to one ́s mental health, but it is not science that defines humanity, only the status quo. From the first to the last page you will take a passage toward one of the most profound views of the thoughts and realities as to how a killer thinks; his truths; his idealistic perceptions of the world we share... insights you will never see otherwise. As one reader stated, "At first I wanted to get into his head and see what he sees; now all I want is for him to get out."
|Author||: Paul E Hardisty|
|Editor||: Orenda Books|
It's 1997, and eight months since vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker fled South Africa after his explosive testimony to Desmond Tutu's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In Paris, Rania LaTour, Claymore's former lover, comes home to find that her son and her husband, a celebrated human rights lawyer, have disappeared. On an isolated island off the coast of East Africa, the family that Clay has befriended is murdered as he watches. So begins the fourth instalment in the Claymore Straker series, a breakneck journey through the darkest reaches of the human soul, as Clay and Rain fight to uncover the mystery behind the disappearances and murders, and find those responsible. Relentlessly pursued by those who want them dead, they must work together to uncover the truth, and to find a way to survive in a world gone mad. At times brutal, often lyrical, but always gripping, Absolution is a thriller that will leave you breathless and questioning the very basis of how we live and why we love. ‘A trenchant and engaging thriller that unravels this mysterious land in cool, precise sentences' Stav Sherez, Catholic Herald ‘This is a remarkably well-written, sophisticated novel in which the people and places, as well as frequent scenes of violent action, all come alive on the page...' Literary Review ‘Gripping and exciting … the quality of Hardisty's writing and the underlying truth of his plots sets this above many other thrillers' West Australian 'Searing … at times achieves the level of genuine poetry' Publishers Weekly ‘A stormer of a thriller - vividly written, utterly tropical, totally gripping' Peter James ‘Beautifully written, blisteringly authentic, heart-stoppingly tense and unusually moving' Paul Johnston ‘The plot burns through petrol, with multiple twists and turns' Vicky Newham ‘A solid, meaty thriller – Hardisty is a fine writer and Straker is a great lead character' Lee Child ‘A fast-paced action thriller, beautifully written' Tim Marshall, author of Prisoners of Geography
|Author||: Regina Buttner|
|Editor||: She Writes Press|
Jeanie thinks she was to blame for the sexual assault she suffered in college—and she’d do anything to keep her old-school Catholic family from finding out about the resulting pregnancy, as well as what she did to conceal it. Years have passed since the assault, and Jeanie’s husband, Greg, still thinks she’s the seemingly innocent girl he married in a rush to spite his controlling mother. It’s the height of the Seattle dot-com boom, and he’s too busy cashing in his stock options to pay attention to his wife. He isn’t aware of Jeanie’s lingering shame and guilt, or that she married him in the desperate hope that devoting herself to marriage and motherhood would somehow absolve her from the sins in her past. Their hidden agendas collide when Greg discovers evidence of Jeanie’s long-ago pregnancy. As she confesses the details of that drunken night with her married professor, Greg’s pristine image of her is blown. His shock deepens into violent fury, and Jeanie realizes she needs to leave him—but Greg won’t let her go. He’s up for a big promotion, and he’s not about to let her ruin his reputation by walking out on him. He’ll resort to blackmail if necessary. Or worse.
|Author||: Prof. Michael A. Davis|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Absolution; How to Recognize a Sex Offender is a fictionalized account of real events that occurred during Michael Davis's 7 year experience treating adult sex offenders at the Adult Diagnostic & Treatment Center, in Avenel, New Jersey. It is an depth look at what happens in sex offender prisons from the standpoint of a treating psychologist.
|Author||: William Maskell|