From the New York Times best-selling author of The Bookseller comes a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will reveal its dark truths. In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At 21, she´s married to charming, handsome Paul, and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever. When Paul´s niece, Ruby, reports that her father, Henry, has committed suicide, and that her mother, Silja, is missing, Angie and Paul drop everything and fly to the small upstate town of Stonekill, New York to be by Ruby´s side. Angie thinks they´re coming to the rescue of Paul´s grief-stricken young niece, but Ruby is a composed and enigmatic 17-year-old who resists Angie´s attempts to nurture her. As Angie learns more about the complicated Glass family, staying in Henry and Silja´s eerie and ultra-modern house on the edge of the woods, she begins to question the very fabric of her own marriage. Through Silja´s flashbacks, Angie´s discovery of astonishing truths, and Ruby´s strategic dissection of her parents´ state of affairs, a story of love, secrets, and ultimate betrayal is revealed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Davies, Jayme Mattler, Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008209/bk_sans_008209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century - two deep in the past, one in the present - to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania.May 2013Her finances are in dire straits, and best-selling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced member of parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe....April 1915Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter’s marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, preoccupied with business...and something else on which she can’t quite put a finger. She’s hoping a trip to London in Lusitania’s lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect - but she can’t ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander and take charge of her own life....Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, that’s her story. Tessa has never left the US, and her English accent is a hasty fake. She’s really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But she’s had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Johansson, Saskia Maarleveld, Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007795/bk_harp_007795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die taillierte khujo Strickjacke GLASS ist aus flauschigem Bouclé gefertigt und mit einer coolen Kunstleder-Paspel neben dem schrägen Metallreißverschluss versehen - so entsteht ein subtiler Biker-Look! Komplettiert wird das Design von Ziernähten am Ausschnitt und seitlichen Eingrifftaschen mit Druckknöpfen. - aus Bouclé-Strick - mit Kunstleder-Paspel - kragenloses Design - mit schrägem Metallreißverschluss - seitliche Eingrifftaschen Verschluss: Reißverschluss Materialzusammensetzung: PAN 63;CO 25;WO 12 ---Pflegehinweise--- - Handwäsche - Nicht im Wäschetrockner trocknen - Mäßig heiß bügeln (150 °C) - Nicht trockenreinigen - Nicht bleichen
A postmortem photographer unearths dark secrets of the past that may hold the key to his future, in this captivating debut novel in the Gothic tradition of Wuthering Heights and The Thirteenth Tale.All love stories are ghost stories in disguise.When famed Byronesque poet Hugh de Bonne is discovered dead of a heart attack in his bath one morning, his cousin Robert Highstead, a historian turned postmortem photographer, is charged with a simple task: transport Hugh’s remains for burial in a chapel. This chapel, a stained-glass folly set on the moors of Shropshire, was built by de Bonne 16 years earlier to house the remains of his beloved wife and muse, Ada. Since then, the chapel has been locked and abandoned, a pilgrimage site for the rabid fans of de Bonne’s last book, The Lost History of Dreams.However, Ada’s grief-stricken niece refuses to open the glass chapel for Robert unless he agrees to her bargain: Before he can lay Hugh to rest, Robert must record Isabelle’s story of Ada and Hugh’s ill-fated marriage over the course of five nights.As the mystery of Ada and Hugh’s relationship unfolds, so does the secret behind Robert’s own marriage - including that of his fragile wife, Sida, who has not been the same since the tragic accident three years ago, and the origins of his own morbid profession that has him seeing things he shouldn’t - things from beyond the grave.Kris Waldherr effortlessly spins a sweeping and atmospheric Gothic mystery about love and loss that blurs the line between the past and the present, truth and fiction, and ultimately, life and death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies, Fiona Hardingham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009179/bk_sans_009179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nominated for the prestigious Shamus Award, The Evil That Men Do is the second novel in Dave White´s critically acclaimed Jackson Donne series. Even generations later, you can´t escape...the evil that men do. Stripped of his private investigator´s license and slumming it as a night security guard at a Jersey storage facility, Jackson Donne thinks he´s finally hit rock bottom. Then the bottom really falls out: The sister he hasn´t seen in years shows up, needing help. Turns out Donne´s Alzheimer´s-stricken mother has begun hinting at long-buried family secrets from her hospital bed, suggesting a sinister - even murderous - past. Meanwhile Donne´s relatives are suddenly being greeted by blackmail, car bombs, and bullets to the back of the skull. All Donne wants is to disappear - preferably into a nice frosty pint glass - but he soon realizes that his only chance at saving his family and himself is solving a mystery more than 60 years old. Now he needs to figure out how a hit man, crooked cops, corrupt politics, a kidnapping, and the city of Bayonne all fit together. He´ll discover that old family secrets still have the power to kill in this razor-sharp PI story that makes classic noir new again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022993/bk_adbl_022993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I don´t know how old I was the night the trailer burned down or if the rumor was true that Daddy was the one who set it on fire. For a long time, Edie thought she had escaped. It started in an Appalachian trailer park, where a young girl dreamed of becoming a doctor. But every day Edie woke up to her reality: a poverty-stricken world full of alcohol and violence, where getting out seemed impossible. She taught herself to drive a stick shift truck at 12 years old so she could get her drunk daddy home from the bar. She spent Saturdays at Brushy Mountain prison visiting her incarcerated cousin. She watched adults eat while her stomach gnawed, and then there was the torching of the family trailer, where she dug through the ashes to try to salvage her most prized possession: her Tammy Wynette album. And at the center of it all was her charismatic daddy. She never knew when he would show up, but when he did he was usually drunk; she learned the hard way that she couldn´t count on him to protect her. So she told herself it didn´t matter. All she wanted was to make him proud. Against all odds Edie ´´made doctor´´, achieving everything that had once seemed beyond her reach. Only it was too late, because her daddy died a year before she graduated medical school. She split the cost of his funeral with her sister. When her past finally caught up with her, it was all too much, so she did what her daddy would have done: She set it all on fire. It would take her whole life burning down once again for Edie to be finally able to face the truth about herself, her family, and her relationship with God. Listeners of The Glass Castle will treasure this refreshing and raw redemption story, a memoir for anyone who has ever hungered for home, forgiveness, and the safe embrace of a father´s love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Larson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001874/bk_hove_001874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.