From bestselling author Terry Goodkind comes THE FIRST CONFESSOR, a prequel volume to the Sword of Truth series that reveals how one woman forged a legend. War is coming and First Wizard Baraccus, leader of the New World, lover of life, is dead. Worse, he took his own life, throwing himself from the ramparts of the Wizard´s Keep. Baraccus´ grief-stricken wife, Magda Searus, cannot comprehend why he would abandon her and his people at such an uncertain time. She is intent on following him into the Underworld, but then she finds the note he left, urging her to seek the truth. What she uncovers, no one is willing to believe. Magda learns that she - alone, ungifted - is the key to her people´s survival in the coming war: a war that will spare no- one, a war where the consequences of defeat are more terrifying than anyone could ever have imagined. Her stand will change history, her deeds echo through the millennia. So journey with her into a darkening world, and discover how legends are born.
They hired him. They trusted him. Now they don´t want justice--they want revenge.... For four years, Patrick had often wondered how it would feel if they caught him. Now he was terror-stricken. Practically naked and strapped down like an animal, he knew the next few hours would be insufferable.... Once he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm--and ran for his life. For four years, he evaded men who were rich, powerful, and would stop at nothing to find him. Then, inevitably, on the edge of the Brazilian jungle, they finally tracked him down. Now Patrick is coming home. And in the Mississippi city where it all began, an extraordinary trial is about to begin. As prosecutors circle like sharks, as Patrick´s lawyer prepares his defense, as Patrick´s lover prays for his deliverance and his former partners wait for their revenge, another story is about to emerge. Because Patrick Lanigan, the most reviled white-collar criminal of his time, knows something that no one else in the world knows. He knows the truth....
Soon to be a motion picture! The New York Times bestselling author hailed as ´´the UK´s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one´´ (Marie Claire) makes her fiction debut with a hilarious yet deeply moving coming of age novel. What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn´t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes-and build yourself. It´s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there´s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde-fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer. She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer-like Jo in Little Women, or the Bröntes-but without the dying young bit. By sixteen, she´s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. She´s writing pornographic letters to rock-stars, having all the kinds of sex with all kinds of men, and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less. But what happens when Johanna realizes she´s built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters, and a head full of paperbacks, enough to build a girl after all? Imagine The Bell Jar written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girl is a funny, poignant, and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it.
´You look like you can handle yourself just fine. Bet you were in the Army.´ ´I did my bit. About three years without ever seeing America once. Why?´ ´A strong and brave man, then, who knows how to survive difficult circumstances. Which means you´re just the hombre for me.´ He took out a wad of cash as big as any fist Archer had ever made in prison or seen coming his way. In 1949, Aloysius Archer arrives in the dusty Southern town of Poca City. He has nothing but a handful of dollars, the clothes he´s wearing and an appointment with his new parole officer. After his wartime experiences in Italy and a prison sentence for a crime he didn´t commit, Archer is looking for a fresh start and a peaceful life. On his first night of freedom, Archer meets local business tycoon Hank Pittleman, who promises Archer handsome compensation to work as his debt collector. Yet Archer takes on more than he bargains for, as he becomes embroiled in a long-running feud between the drought-stricken town´s most dangerous residents. When one of them dies, the authorities label Archer as their number one suspect. A bloody game is being played above and below the law. Everybody taking part has a deeply buried secret - and Archer must uncover them all if he´s to avoid going back behind bars. ´A mile-a-minute read that proves once again why David Baldacci has readers the world over flocking for more´ Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Dry