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Haven’t we all wanted to pretend everything is fine?Jane doesn’t like confrontation
As he lies in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, and the secrets that have been kept from her, if she s to find out who hurt her husband and why.Maybe it s time to face up to it all
Given the choice, she'd prefer to focus on what s going well, the good things in life.But when her husband, Leon, is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home, in front of their two young children, Jane has to face reality
Who knows what you might find.
It has been ten years since Ruby left her hometown behind. Since then she's built a life away from her recovering alcoholic mother and her first love, Murphy. But when Danny, one of her estranged friends from childhood, commits suicide, guilt draws Ruby back into the tumultuous world she escaped all those years ago. She's dreading the funeral - and with good reason. Danny has left a series of envelopes addressed to his former friends. Inside each envelope is a secret about every person in the group. Ruby's secret is so explosive, she will fight tooth-and-nail to keep it hidden
Haven t we all wanted to pretend everything is fine Jane doesn t like confrontation. Given the choice, she'd prefer to focus on what s going well, the good things in life.But when her husband, Leon, is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home, in front of their two young children, Jane has to face reality. As he lies in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, and the secrets that have been kept from her, if she s to find out who hurt her husband and why.Maybe it s time
Frances Hardinge weaves a dark, otherworldly tale in A Skinful of Shadows, her first book since the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree. When a creature dies, its spirit can go looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have space inside them, perfect for hiding. Makepeace, a courageous girl with a mysterious past, defends herself nightly from the ghosts which try to possess her. Then a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard for a moment. And now theres a ghost inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, but it may be her only defence in a time
Explore our World CLIL Readers are graded readers from levels 1-6. They cover a range of subjects and themes, promoting Content and Language Integrated Learning CLIL ..Animal Camouflage Science explores the amazing ways animals are able to disguise themselves in order to survive.. What colour are many arctic animals . How can a caterpillar scare a bird . Which spider has got a clever hiding place .
Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear. But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he's denying nothing - on account of the two bullet holes in his heart. Now Marlowe's on the trail of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy LA all the way to a murky mountain lake.
Этот красочный альбом познакомит вас с главными достопримечательностями удивительного по красоте города Санкт-Петербурга и его пригорода, расскажет об уникальных архитектурных ансамблях и городах-крепостях, охранявших северную столицу. Издание на французском языке. .К изданию прилагается подробная карта исторического центра города на английском языке. Размер карты в развернутом виде 67 см х 43 см.
George Bernard Shaw demanded truth and despised convention. He punctured hollow pretensions and smug prudishness coating his criticism with ingenious and irreverent wit. In Mrs. Warren s Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, and Man and Superman, the great playwright satirizes society, military heroism, marriage, and the pursuit of man by woman..
What if you could take the life you'd always wanted Alvie has always been in the shadow of her glamorous sister Beth.So when she's invited to her identical twin's luxurious Sicilian villa, Alvie accepts.Who wouldn't want seven days in the sun With Beth's hot husband, the cute baby, the fast car and of course, the money.The thing is it's all too good to let go . . . and her sister Beth isn't the golden girl she appears.It's Alvie's chance to steal the life that she deserves.If she can get away with it..
INFILTRATOROne-time Swedish government agent Piet Hoffmann is on the run from the life prison sentence he escaped living under a false identity with his family in Cali, Colombia.INFORMANTWhen Hoffmann is offered employment by a Colombian drug mafia, and is simultaneously approached by the US DEA to infiltrate the same cartel, he says yes to both.IN TOO DEEPHowever, when America settles on an enemy for their next War on Terror, Colombia, the US government and the cartel are faced with the same problem. Piet Hoffmann.Hoffmann is marked. Yet help will come from unlikely quarters DCI Ewert Grens - the
After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He's been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone. Wrong! It's more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. His method Operation Get a Life!.......
Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They re not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming s Red Desert, and in return they ll make Nate s criminal record disappear.But they are not what they seem, as Nate s friend Joe Pickett discovers. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just might be something that takes them all down including Nate
In Sherlock Holmes The Dark Mysteries, Sherlock Holmes expert David Stuart Davies has selected the cases of the great detective that best reflect Sir Arthur Conan Doyles deep interest in the supernatural. The first is the terrifying novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, followed by nine Gothic adventures The Sussex Vampire, The Creeping Man, Shoscombe Old Place, The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, The Veiled Lodger, The Devils Foot, The Blanched Soldier and The Cardboard Box. All of the stories are accompanied by their original illustrations. With an introduction by the collections editor, David Stuart Davies.. Designed to
They dreamed of changing the world. Instead they're facing a mountain of debt and no hope of a future.Mark, Todd and Zola are starting to realise it's not even worth graduating from law school. They're better off hanging out at The Rooster Bar, plotting how to dodge the loan sharks.But maybe there's another way. Maybe they know enough about the law to pass as lawyers.Because it turns out the crooked hedge fund billionaire who owns their law school also runs the bank that arranged their student loans.And it's time justice was served. Even if it means taking on the FBI
Two years ago her sister, Julia, died in mysterious circumstances. Now Helen is terrified that her life is in danger. Can the brilliant detective, Sherlock Holmes, solve Julia's murder and save Helen . ...
The skeleton of a young woman is discovered, tied to a stone, in a lake deep in the Danish countryside.The woman's identity is a mystery no one matching her description has been reported missing... After months of fruitless investigation by the local police force, a media scandal brings the case to nationwide attention and is quickly handed over to Konrad Simonsen and his team from the Copenhagen Police force.It soon becomes clear that this unknown woman is the key to a sinister world of human trafficking, prostitution and violence.A world where everything comes with a price and no mistake
She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned. And shes a survivor, indomitable as her father, the man who returned from the edge of death to wrench a fortune in diamonds from the bleak South African earth. Now, celebrating her ninetieth birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil - her winnings in life. Is she the... MASTER OF THE GAME
It is May 1971 and the Cambridgeshire countryside is bursting into summer. Archdeacon Sidney Chambers is walking in a bluebell wood with his daughter Anna and their ageing Labrador Byron when they stumble upon a body. Plunged into another murder investigation, Sidney discovers a world of hippies and psychedelic plants, where permissive behaviour seems to hide something darker.This is the first of many disturbing secrets that Sidney unearths beneath the tranquil surface of the diocese a celebrated photographer is accused of rape a priceless religious text vanishes from a Cambridge college the authentication of a lost masterpiece
In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea.At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind, she shares his Mediterranean ancestry and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity.Then it emerges that she was already dead before the
The return of Twin Peaks is one of the most anticipated events in the history of television. The subject of endless speculation, shrouded in mystery, fans will come flocking to see Mark Frost and David Lynch s inimitable vision once again grace the screen. Featuring all the characters we know and love from the first series, as well as a list of high-powered actors in new roles, the show will be endlessly debated, discussed, and dissected.While The Secret History of Twin Peaks served to expand the mysteries of the town and place the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a
At the start of it all, Jonathan Pine is merely the night manager at a luxury hotel. But when a single attempt to pass on information to the British authorities - about an international businessman at the hotel with suspicious dealings - backfires terribly, and people close to Pine begin to die, he commits himself to a battle against powerful forces he cannot begin to imagine. In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carre creates a claustrophobic world in which no one can be trusted.
Violet and her friends love being part of the fandom for The Gallows Dance. But at Comic-Con, they re somehow catapulted into the story itself for real. Trapped in a twisted world where they ve accidentally killed the original hero, Rose, there s only one way to survive Violet must fill Rose s shoes and put the plot back on track. No story is worth dying for... is it
In the middle of a heatwave, four sisters arrive at Applecote Manor to relive their memories of hazy Cotswolds summers. They find their uncle and aunt still reeling from the disappearance of their only daughter, five years before. An undercurrent of dread runs through the house. Why did Audrey vanish Who is keeping her fate secret As the sisters are lured into the mystery of their missing cousin, the stifling summer takes a shocking, deadly turn. One which will leave blood on their hands, and put another girl in danger decades later.
In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia's blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty--and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar's wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver.
When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood--and the moods of those around her--moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months--sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files--Norma begins
At home on Sanpere Island, Maine, caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild discovers that real estate can be murder, especially when it s all in the family, in this twenty-second book in the popular mystery series. The Fourth of July is one of the hottest on record and even the breeze off Penobscot Bay can t seem to cool things down for Faith Fairchild and the rest of the folks on Sanpere Island. But the fireworks are just beginning. After the celebrations are over, Faith discovers a body in the woods near The Birches, an early twentieth-century cottage.
London, 1870 The body of a Hungarian immigrant is found dead in what appears to be a ritualistic killing, with a bayonet through his heart, his fingers broken and his body surrounded by seventeen blood-dipped candles. At first, Commander William Monk of the Thames River Police suspects the killer is from within the community, but when another murder takes place, Monk fears the immigrants are being targeted by an outsider.Meanwhile, Hester is reunited with a doctor who had been left for dead on a Crimean battlefield. Traumatised by his experiences, Fitz has made his way home via Hungary and
12 DEAD GIRLS. As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of Londons Chinatown. Inside, twelve women, apparently illegal immigrants, are dead from hypothermia.13 PASSPORTS. But in the cab of the abandoned death truck, DC Max Wolfe of West End Central finds thirteen passports.WHERE IS SHE The hunt for the missing woman will take Max Wolfe into the dark heart of the world of human smuggling, mass migration and 21st-century slave markets, as he is forced to ask the question that haunts our time. What would you do for a