A cold case involving a missing private investigator threatens to unearth skeletons from Rebus's past in this "must-read" mystery (Tana French). Former Detective John Rebus' retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private investigator who went missing over a decade earlier. The remains, found in a rusted car in the East Lothian woods, not far from Edinburgh, quickly turn into a cold case murder investigation. Rebus' old friend, Siobhan Clarke is assigned to the case, but neither of them could have predicted what buried secrets the investigation will uncover. Rebus remembers the original case -- a shady land deal -- all too well. After the investigation stalled, the family of the missing man complained that there was a police cover-up. As Clarke and her team investigate the cold case murder, she soon learns a different side of her mentor, a side he would prefer to keep in the past. A gripping story of corruption and consequences, this new novel demonstrates that Rankin and Rebus are still at the top of their game.
A shocking true story of secrets, abuse, murder - and surviving it all
Author: Renee McBryde
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
AS SEEN ON 60 MINUTES This compelling memoir of family secrets, murder, sexual assault and domestic violence is also the gripping story of Renee's constant struggle to accept the truth and her true identity, and, ultimately, to forge a life on her own terms. From the outside, Renee McBryde had a fairly typical childhood - school, working mum, swimming lessons with loving grandparents. But waiting for her was a secret so awful that it would rock her to the core. Renee's mother was a teenage runaway who found herself pregnant and alone when Renee's father was jailed for killing two men. When Renee discovered the truth, she knew her life would never be the same again. She was a murderer's daughter - but that made her determined to escape the past. This is her sometimes shocking, often moving, inspirational true story of terrible secrets and tragic lies, and a life of abuse, suffering and survival.
Killer Debutante Kelley Cannon was living the American Dream. The former prom queen had three beautiful children with her successful, handsome husband, Jim, and an elegant home in well-to-do Nashville. But when their housekeeper found Jim murdered, strangled to death as their children slept, the fairytale collapsed. Behind the facade, Kelley's glamorous lifestyle was being torn apart by infidelity, alcohol, and drug abuse. When she went from prime suspect to accused, a jury had to decide--How could a 90-pound woman overpower a grown man to death? Their finding: premeditated murder, a life sentence--and a storybook life that masked a dark, violent truth . . . "What caused petite, pretty Kelley Cannon to snap? Find out in this page-turning account of a woman who killed her husband." --Burl Barer, Edgar Award-winning Author of Body Count and Head Shot "A gripping true-crime shocker."--Burl Barer Case seen on Dateline Includes 16 Pages Of Photos
This is a story of a man's journey, searching for the answers to his sons' questions. As the man learns the truth-how one person was able to do an unspeakable thing to make herself feel better on the pain and humiliation of an innocent man-he is haunted in his dreams by his past. The only way he can find peace is for the people that caused the pain and humiliation to reveal the truth and answer his sons' questions. The consequences of that decision ends in reality.
Pubpsher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A three-story house nestled in the hills outside of Portland, Maine, is the setting for House of Lies. The novel tells of a young woman coming out of her shell and standing up for what she believes in. Myra Webb is just such a person. But her story goes further than that. When Myra goes to work for Ned Granger, a famous industrialist, she gets caught up in intrigue and the supernatural. She also solves the mystery of a room on the third floor of the Grainger house. From the moment Myra asks the hesitant taxi driver to take her to the house for her job interview, she begins to have misgivings. “My goodness,” Myra said as she settled in the back seat. “You act as if the place were haunted.”
After the birth of her daughter, Joie’s life begins to fall apart as she becomes a whole different person. She is not the happy person she once was. She is always constantly arguing with her husband, she has lost the motherly bond with her daughter, and worst of all, she is physically hurting herself in order to find relieve when she loses control of her emotions. Then one evening, she decided to take a walk down a small lane and she comes across a woman. From then onwards, she begins to find herself going back and re-living specific moments of her childhood past. At first, she thinks that she is just dreaming, and so, she thinks nothing of it. But as she keeps re-living those past moments, she begins to realise that she is more than just dreaming. She begins to realise that each time she is re-living a moment, it is leading to a major past event that had a big impact on her. One day, after a big, heated argument with her husband, Joie physically hurts herself through a dangerous and life-taking way that becomes fatal. After that, she finds herself back in her childhood past at the time when the major event had taken place. And from there, she embarks on a journey where she will re-live the lies, pain, betrayal, and deceit. But re-living the past is only the beginning of her journey.