A family is wiped out after a burglary gone wrong. An executive accused of embezzling kills himself and his loved ones. A house fire claims the lives of all its inhabitants. Separate incidents with two common threads–a first wife who took her own life, and a secret the victims took to their graves. . .
Stephanie Coburn has barely recovered from her sister’s mysterious suicide before her brother-in-law and his new wife are murdered, her face disfigured beyond recognition. Stephanie never met the bride, has never even seen a clear photograph. But she knew her sister, and she knows something is desperately wrong. . .
The police won’t listen. Her only ally is another victim’s son. Step by step, they’re uncovering a trail of brutal vengeance and a killer who will never relent–and whose forgiveness can only be earned in death. . .
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In 1954, in a remote mountain village in South America, a little girl was abducted. She was four years old. Marina Chapman was stolen from her housing estate and then abandoned deep in the Colombian jungle. That she survived is a miracle. Two days later, half-drugged, terrified, and starving, she came upon a troop of capuchin monkeys. Acting entirely on instinct, she tried to do what they did: she ate what they ate and copied their actions, and little by little, learned to fend for herself.
So begins the story of her five years among the monkeys, during which time she gradually became feral; she lost the ability to speak, lost all inhibition, lost any real sense of being human, replacing the structure of human society with the social mores of her new simian family. But society was eventually to reclaim her. At age ten, she was discovered by a pair of hunters who took her to the lawless Colombian city of Cucuta where, in exchange for a parrot, they sold her to a brothel. When she learned that she was to be groomed for prostitution, she made her plans to escape. But her adventure wasn’t over yet . . .
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After enduring a childhood of horrific abuse and crushing poverty, Tucker seeks refuge in her rural Tennessee home. The three grandchildren she is raising are her only connection to the outside, and her demeanor is purposefully rough. But her world is turned upside down when a new neighbor, Ella, moves into the old McDaniel place next door.
Ella seeks solace on the same country road after overcoming cancer. Although she is Tucker’s peer agewise, she was raised in a world of privilege and opportunity. Still, Ella shares a tragic part of Tucker’s experience—she also suffered abuse. Hers was at the hands of her husband, a prominent judge in the community and Tucker’s sworn enemy.
When Tucker finds herself at risk of losing custody of her beloved youngest grandchild and worse, the child’s mother is murdered, she draws support and strength from her new friendship with Ella. These two women from disparate backgrounds form a fierce bond, and they weather life’s storms together with faith, love, and determination.
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When Cassie Smith loses her job, she wonders how she’ll find her way back into the world of work. Then she has a brilliant idea! Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins to charge for doing small seasonal jobs for busy people: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She’s soon in huge demand and Cassie’s business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born.
Divorced millionaire, Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children and enlists Cassie’s help. Soon his increasingly lavish requests start taking up all her time and she’s relieved that she can lean on her loving partner Jim to help her to deal with the rest of her clients.
Then Carter asks Cassie to join his family on a trip to Lapland and, suddenly, Cassie finds herself facing a heart-breaking choice that could change her entire life.
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This is an in-depth portrait of a great people, from their fragile origins through their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the `organic sin’ of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power and its sole superpower. Johnson discusses such contemporary topics as the politics of racism, education, Vietnam, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the rising influence of women.
This challenging narrative and interpretation of American history by the author of many distinguished historical works is sometimes controversial and always provocative. Johnson’s views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people. Buy it today for $3.99.
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Jay Porter has long since made peace with not living the American Dream. He runs his fledgling law practice out of a dingy Houston strip mall—where his most promising client is a low-rent call girl—and he’s determined to leave the sins of his past buried: the guns, the FBI file, the trial that nearly destroyed him.
That is, until the night he saves a woman from drowning and inadvertently opens a Pandora’s box. Her secrets reach into the upper echelons of Houston’s corporate power brokers and ensnare Jay in a murder investigation that could cost him his practice, his family . . . even his life.
Black Water Rising is a brilliant debut thriller that marks the arrival of an electrifying new talent. Buy it today for $3.99 as it is the B&N price match.
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It takes a brave man – one who can move past his own demons – to relentlessly pursue the brutality and evils that threaten the lives of those who cannot help themselves. It takes a hero. FBI Special Agent Jack Davis is that man.
Triple Threat - all three books in the Jack Davis Thriller Series together in one neat package of hard-hitting, non-stop thrills and suspense. You get all three novels, chock full of riveting suspense and danger, for only $1.99.
In the first novel, Shakedown, Jack’s case sends him on a dark journey steeped in the stench of death and endangering his daughter. Critical information is leaking out of the case. He can’t trust anyone as betrayal buries the truth in a deadly web of deception.
In the second novel, The Dead Man, people in a highly specialized neurological research study start to die exactly as they dreamed they would die. Called in to investigate, Davis crosses paths with a serial killer, taking him on both sides of the law and into the path of a murderer’s terrifying rage.
Finally, the third novel, No Way Out, takes Davis down into the depths of a lethal web of deceit, years in the making. The only thing that can save Davis and his female charge is time. And time is quickly running out.
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England-born Emmaline Bradford pledged her life to Geoffrey Garrett and then bid him farewell when he sailed to America. Although Geoffrey anticipated only a short separation, several years passed before he was able to send for Emmaline. By then the fiery flame of her youthful love had all but died.
Shocked by the conditions on Geoffrey’s Kansas sheep ranch, Emmaline wishes to return to England immediately. Geoffrey offers a compromise: If Emmaline promises to stay until spring, he’ll pay her return fare if she decides to go back to her home country. When spring arrives, will Emmaline return to England, or will she marry Geoffrey and carve out a life with him in Kansas?
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Finding forgotten books in the archive
While doing everything possible to delay the paperwork for the tax accountant, I browsed through my Kindle library to select books to add to the to-be-read list, specifically looking for great reads that I had forgotten.
Here are just a few great books – all purchased for under $5 each – that are back on the list:
Behold, Here’s Poison ($9.99) – Historical mystery by Georgette Heyer (Love the cover!)
Glitter Baby ($5.99) – Contemporary fiction by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Killer On A Hot Tin Roof ($5.38) – Cozy mystery by Livia Washington
The Negotiator ($9.99) – Inspirational suspense by Dee Henderson
11/22/63 ($11.99) – Alternative history by Stephen King
I need an app that randomly selects a book from my archive each week, loads it to my default Kindle and sends an e-mail reminder.
Do you have forgotten books languishing in the archive? How do you keep your to-be-read list fresh?
Amazon Improving the Streaming Video Experience
Earlier this week Amazon announced a a free, over-the-air software update in the coming weeks to the Fire TV Stick that includes:
• Expandable USB storage on Amazon Fire TV–You can now use a connected USB mass storage device to expand your Fire TV storage for downloaded apps and games.
• Connect to your hotel or dorm room Wi-Fi with captive portal support out of the box–Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are the first streaming media devices to enable you to connect to Wi-Fi that requires web authentication–this includes Wi-Fi at most major hotels, as well as some universities.
• Private listening on Fire TV–Support for wireless Bluetooth headphones to Fire TV lets you listen to your movie, TV show, or music without bothering others in your household.
• Browse and search Prime Playlists–Prime members can now take advantage of hand-crafted Prime Music playlists directly from Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.
• Hidden PIN entry–The new PIN entry screen that hides the numbers selected.
• New shortcuts–Quickly put your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick to sleep or enable display mirroring by pressing and holding the Home button on your remote.
These three cozy mysteries are only 99 cents each.