The Next Girl

The Next Girl
A gripping crime thriller with a heart-stopping twist

by Carla Kovach

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2018-04-02
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1786813858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Next Girl to Die

Next Girl to Die
A Book

by Dea Poirier

  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Release : 2019-05
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781503959200
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Solving the case will avenge her sister--unless the killer finds her first. It's been fifteen years since Claire Calderwood's sister, Rachel, was brutally murdered in their small hometown in Maine. Claire has finally carved out a life for herself as a homicide detective in Detroit, but the past comes calling when the local police back home ask for her help with a murder eerily similar to Rachel's. Still haunted by Rachel's cold case, Claire returns home, hoping to solve the crime and finally put her grief to rest. As she starts investigating, the last thing she needs is tenacious journalist Noah Washington asking questions she's not ready to answer. But like her, Noah won't give up until he finds the truth--and Claire reluctantly finds herself relying on him more and more when disturbing new details about Rachel's death come to light. When the killer strikes once again, Claire knows he's not done. Now he's set his sights on Claire, who will have to find the courage she needs to survive a deadly confrontation years in the making.

Ex-girl To The Next Girl

Ex-girl To The Next Girl
A Book

by Daaimah S. Poole

  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release : 2012-05-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 161773893X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Daaimah S. Poole's sizzling new novel, three sistahs and three bruthahs are playin'a game of love where the only rule is anything goes . . . Ever since Shonda stole Malik from his fiancée--at the altar, no less--she's believed that marrying him would be her ticket to happiness. But when it finally happens, Shonda is in for a rude awakening. . . Meanwhile, Malik's ex-fiancée, Kim, has had a year to get over the nightmare that was supposed to be her wedding day. She manages to pull it together despite the news that Malik actually married the bitch who spoiled her nuptials. Just as she opens up to the idea of a new love, Kim meets a new man. . .who happens to be white. Is he the one she's been looking for? After two years with her boyfriend Rodney, twenty-five-year-old Nadine Clark wants to see what else is out there. But Nadine soon discovers being single isn't what she'd imagined. Dejected, Nadine takes up with Malik, a man she believes is free. But when his wife, Shonda, confronts Nadine, everything hits the fan. . .and it isn't long before everyone involved comes face-to-face with the crazy consequences of getting what they wished for. . .

The Girl Who Ran Away

The Girl Who Ran Away
The Girl Who Ran Trilogy: Book One

by Susan Lund

  • Publisher : S. E. Lund
  • Release : 2019-05-13
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 1988265746
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new missing persons case, a prime suspect and questions about an old friend challenge amateur sleuth and crime reporter Tess McClintock and FBI Special Agent Michael Carter in THE GIRL WHO RAN AWAY, the first book in The Girl Who Ran trilogy and another installment in the McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Series. Book Two, The Next Girl, will be released Summer 2019. While Tess McClintock finishes writing her articles about Eugene Kincaid for the Seattle Sentinel, the girlfriend and daughter of an old college friend go missing. When their car turns up abandoned on a remote logging road in the mountains, Tess's friend becomes the prime suspect. Tess enlists FBI Special Agent Michael Carter to help her discover whether her old friend is responsible for their disappearance.

Death and the Girl Next Door

Death and the Girl Next Door
A Book

by Darynda Jones

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 2012-10-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 125001722X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Darynda Jones, author of The New York Times bestselling series that began with First Grave on the Right, brings us Death and the Girl Next Door, a thrilling Young Adult novel garnering high praise and early buzz from major authors Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For Lorelei, life goes on. High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be. Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it, standing outside her house in the dark, night after night. Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school. Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity. What does Jared know about her parents? Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei? And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real? Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Darynda Jones's first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next installment. "Unique, witty, and touching—I LOVED THIS BOOK!" —P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author of The House of Night Series

Next Girl On The List - Thriller (McRyan Mystery Series)

Next Girl On The List - Thriller (McRyan Mystery Series)

by Roger Stelljes

  • Publisher : Roger Stelljes
  • Release : 2016-10-27
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 0983575878
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE CRIME SERIES WITH OVER 1.5 MILLION DOWNLOADS and 17,000+ REVIEWS New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Mystery Series A killer is silently stalking his next victim... your name is next on the list. Her body is found face down… carefully emulating a masterpiece… and a timer is rapidly ticking down to the next killing. It had been so long since she had someone in her life. She thought he was amazing. The perfect guy – the perfect date. His calculated game of seduction and deception worked flawlessly. After luring her into his death trap, he quietly slid out the door and disappeared yet again without a trace. What clues are hidden in a picture perfect murder? Complex obscure clues woven into intricate crime scenes challenge Mac McRyan, all while a warped mind taunts him and stalks another innocent soul. As time relentlessly ticks down, Mac is forced to fight not only his own instincts, but a deceptively treacherous killer in his most mind bending and dangerous case yet. A heart stopping killer thriller that fans of John Sandford, Lee Child and Michael Connelly will be hooked on by one of the best new authors in crime fiction. MAC MCRYAN MYSTERY, THRILLER, SUSPENSE AND CRIME SERIES: FIRST CASE: Murder Alley - Book 1 THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY - Book 2 - USA TODAY Bestseller DEADLY STILLWATER - Book 3 - (Free on kindle + "Listen & Workout" audio $1.99 USD) FIRST DEADLY CONSPIRACY - Books 1-3 Boxset - New York Times & USA TODAY Bestseller ELECTING TO MURDER - Book 4 FATALLY BOUND - Book 5 - USA TODAY Bestseller BLOOD SILENCE - Book 6 - USA TODAY Bestseller NEXT GIRL ON THE LIST – Book 7 - New Release To receive a free copy of a McRyan Mystery Series spin-off episode when it is published, join my new release list at www.RogerStelljes.com What people are saying about books in the McRyan Mystery Series: “Wow!! Just wow! This has to be the best McRyan book I've read…I really enjoyed the twist and turns this book had to offer.” “This book takes the reader on one wild ride, with the suspense not letting up until the very end. Mac is one part Lucas Davenport and one part Mitch Rapp - and it just does not get any better than that!” “Sex, power, money, and murder keep you wanting to keep reading until you finish it and then wishing there were still more to read! Great story with all the elements of a fantastic read.” “Two thumbs up, way up for this one!” Five stars and then some. “Couldn't put it down! Everything else I had to do just sat until I finished this book. Compelling, thrilling, good tale, all ends wrapped up, with a thoughtful ending.” “Roger Stelljes is exceptional. His plots twist, turn and keep you glued to the book. Minnesota has produced two mystery writers of extreme talent, Vince Flynn and Roger Stelljes. Keep 'em coming Roger!” “Another Mac McRyan excellent read!!! I wish Mr. Stelljes could write faster because I love his books and can't wait till the next one. He never disappoints.” “A book that drew me right in. A well written story - and you just have to like Mac!! I'll read more of Mr. Stelljes’ books. Loved this one!!!”

The Next Girl

The Next Girl
A Book

by Susan Lund

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-06-28
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781988265810
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When the body of a young runaway turns up near the border of Washington State and Canada, her name is added to the list of girls and young women who have gone missing or been murdered in the past three decades. Soon after, a young girl is found wandering a deserted road, telling a harrowing tale of captivity and abuse in a child sex and pornography ring. Michael Carter and Tess McClintock work together to find those responsible for the abductions and murders before the next girl goes missing.

A Short History of the Girl Next Door

A Short History of the Girl Next Door
A Book

by Jared Reck

  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release : 2018-12-24
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1524716103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After years of pining for the girl next door, 15-year-old Matthew Wainwright must deal with Tabby dating a popular senior just when he needs her most in this fiercely funny and heart-wrenching debut novel.

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door
A Book

by Ruth Rendell

  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release : 2014-11-04
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0385683340
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The dazzling new novel from Ruth Rendell. When the bones of two severed hands are discovered in a box, an investigation into a long buried crime of passion begins. And a group of friends, who played together as children, begin to question their past. 'For Woody, anger was cold. Cold and slow. But once it had started it mounted gradually and he could think of nothing else. He knew he couldn't stay alive while those two were alive. Instead of sleeping, he lay awake in the dark and saw those hands. Anita's narrow white hand with the long nails painted pastel pink, the man's brown hand equally shapely, the fingers slightly splayed.' Before the advent of the Second World War, beneath the green meadows of Loughton, Essex, a dark network of tunnels has been dug. A group of children discover them. They play there. It becomes their secret place. Seventy years on, the world has changed. Developers have altered the rural landscape. Friends from a half-remembered world have married, died, grown sick, moved on or disappeared. Work on a new house called Warlock uncovers a grisly secret, buried a lifetime ago, and a weary detective, more preoccupied with current crimes, must investigate a possible case of murder. In all her novels, Ruth Rendell digs deep beneath the surface to investigate the secrets of the human psyche. The interconnecting tunnels of Loughton in THE GIRL NEXT DOOR lead to no single destination. But the relationships formed there, the incidents that occurred, exert a profound influence -- not only on the survivors but in unearthing the true nature of the mysterious past.

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door
A Book

by Jack Ketchum

  • Publisher : 47North
  • Release : 2015-09-29
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781503950566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Includes two bonus short stories: "Do you love your wife" and "Returns"--(p. [275]- 294).

Her Final Hour

Her Final Hour
An absolutely unputdownable mystery thriller

by Carla Kovach

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2018-08-23
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1786815184
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Real Girl Next Door

The Real Girl Next Door
A Book

by Denise Richards

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-04-10
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 145163322X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From former model, actress, and reality TV star Richards ("It's Complicated")comes a raw, honest, and uplifting memoir.

The Girl I Used to Be

The Girl I Used to Be
A Book

by Mary Torjussen

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-04-24
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0399585044
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The acclaimed author of Gone Without a Trace delivers another twisting novel of psychological suspense in which a woman is backed against a wall--with nothing left to lose... The morning after real estate agent Gemma Brogan has dinner with a prospective client, she's furious at herself for drinking so much. But there will be more to regret than a nasty hangover. She starts receiving mementos from that night: A photo of a hallway kiss. A video of her complaining about her husband. And worse...much worse. The problem is she doesn't remember any of it. As the blackmailing and menace ramp up, Gemma fears for her already shaky marriage. The paranoia, the feeling that her life is spiraling out of control, will take her back to another night--years ago--that changed everything. And Gemma will realize just how far the shadows from her past can reach...

Say You're Sorry

Say You're Sorry
A Book

by Karen Rose

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-02-12
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 0399586733
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introducing the first book in the new pulse-pounding Sacramento series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose. There is a serial killer on the loose, preying on vulnerable women. The only identifiable mark the killer leaves are letters—sometimes one, sometimes two—all carved into the torsos of his victims. Together they spell “Sydney.” When he grabs Daisy Dawson, he believes he has found his next victim. But despite her small stature, she fights back with an expertise that quickly frees her. Before fleeing the scene, Daisy also manages to grab what proves to be crucial evidence: a necklace from around the killer’s neck. The necklace is more than a trivial item—it is a link to a cold case that Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has been tracking for seventeen years. With Daisy’s help, Gideon finally has the opportunity to get closer to the truth than ever before. But they might not get the chance, as the serial killer has a new target: Gideon and Daisy.

Her Pretty Bones

Her Pretty Bones
A completely addictive crime thriller with nail-biting suspense

by Carla Kovach

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2019-01-17
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1786816660
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE UNPUTDOWNABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE NEXT GIRL What if your child went missing... and everyone thought it was your fault? Julia Dawson’s daughter is gone. She knows everyone thinks Christina is dead; that people say Christina ran away to escape her controlling mother. But Christina would never do that, and Julia will never give up on finding her. Christina was a difficult child. Short tempered and secretive, she didn’t get on with her new step-father. What Julia remembers most is the sun on her daughter’s shocking red hair, and the sound of laughter as she would talk for hours on the phone with her friends. So when the broken body of a young girl is found and Julia is called in to identify her, she knows it isn’t her daughter. But the girl is just like Christina, with the same pale skin and brilliant red hair. Did this girl share a secret with Christina? If Julia finds out, could she get her daughter back? AN ABSOLUTELY HEART-STOPPING CRIME THRILLER FROM CARLA KOVACH – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, Her Pretty Bones will have you hooked. **Each Gina Harte book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone** What readers are saying about Her Pretty Bones: ‘Wow, Wow, Wow, what a thrill of a read… Fabulous author, outstanding characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing till the bitter end. Outstanding!!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Oh wow. Put some time away for this book. It has all the ingredients for a terrific psychological thriller… Loved the unpredictable ending. Read it today!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Absolutely stunning book. I loved it… Had some wow moments where I held my breath for a second. And that ending was just fabulous. A really great book that deserves five stars!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars ‘I swear Carla Kovach's books just keep getting better! Her Pretty Bones is such a whirlwind of a story, it keeps you captivated and guessing until the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Whoop whoop… to say I was absolutely thrilled to see the next instalment of the Gina Harte series is an understatement… I am hooked on this series… you really need to put Carla Kovach on your list, you won’t be disappointed!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Another Gina Harte winner!... HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Every bit as exciting and heart-stopping as the previous books… has you on the edge of your seat as the suspense makes it impossible to put the book down.’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures, 5 stars ‘One of the best fictional cops on the shelves at the moment.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars ‘Loved it from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Every single book has such a different great storyline that keeps you so captivated that you’re up all night reading!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Suspense, mystery and many twists. You can’t predict what’s coming next and this is sooooo important in a book like this. Loved it!’ Kiss the Reader, 5 stars ‘Another great book… I loved a good series and this one is full of great characters and an author who knows how to write a good story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Excellent… A twisted ending I didn’t coming. I finished it in a day.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Falling for the Girl Next Door

Falling for the Girl Next Door
A Book

by Tera Lynn Childs

  • Publisher : Entangled: Crush
  • Release : 2016-11-14
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1633757676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sloane Whitaker never expected to like living in Texas, but after a few months in the Lone Star State, she has to admit she likes the food, the school, and the boy next door. What she doesn’t like is the fact that half her family is still back in New York. Convincing her dad to relocate to Texas requires making their upcoming visit as perfect as possible. The perfect dinner, the perfect daughter...with the perfect boyfriend. But when her not-so-perfect boyfriend Tru Dorsey is suddenly not-so-available, Sloane has to find another dad-impressing guy to show off at dinner. Tru himself suggests enlisting the help of a fake boyfriend, but the reality of another guy with Sloane on his arm might be more than Tru can manage. Add in a mysterious blackmailer and a divided family, and Sloane and Tru’s relationship might not be able to handle the heat. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bad boy next door, the good girl who snags his heart, and one epically disastrous ruse-gone-wrong. Join the fun at your own risk. The Sloane and Tru duology is best enjoyed in order. Series Order: #1: Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru #2: Falling for the Girl Next Door The Sloane and Tru duology is part of the larger, multi-authored Creative HeArts Series, which can be read out of order. If you loved Sloane and Tru's stories, you'll love the complete series set at Austin NextGen Academy, including: #1 - Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru #2 - How Willa Got Her Groove Back #3 - Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance #4 - The Secret Life of a Dream Girl #5 - Falling for the Girl Next Door #6 - Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas

The Girl who Never Made Mistakes

The Girl who Never Made Mistakes
A Book

by Mark Pett,Gary Rubinstein

  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1402255446
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beatrice is so well-known for never making a mistake that she is greeted each morning by fans and reporters, but a near-error on the day of the school talent show could change everything.

Her Dark Heart

Her Dark Heart
A totally gripping crime thriller

by Carla Kovach

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2019-11-19
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1786818825
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rory is waiting at the door of the pre-school – a painted picture of his mother Susan in his small hand. But Susan isn’t going to see the picture, because she has vanished. Susan Wheeler is a devoted mother. She would do anything for her three children. She drops them off and picks them up every single day. Until one day when Susan kisses them goodbye and then never comes to pick them up. Susan’s mother Mary is worried. Susan is recently divorced and has been finding things hard recently, but she loves her kids – she’d never leave them. Susan’s sister Clare is furious. It’s just like her to go missing. It’s not the first time, either. Susan has always been a troublemaker. Always seeking attention. She knows Susan has been lying to the family for years. And she knows that Susan has been sneaking out of her family home for weeks… As the hours turn into days, even Clare becomes fearful for Susan. And, when Mary discovers Susan’s diary, she begins to uncover a dark secret from her childhood. Something no one in the family knew. When the final diary entry leads the police to a man who is discovered dead in a local park, they’re left wondering whether Susan has vanished because she is a victim. Or because she is a suspect… An explosively compelling crime thriller from bestselling author Carla Kovach – if you love Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love Her Dark Heart. What readers are saying about Her Dark Heart: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my!! This was such a great book that I just could not put it down!!... So suspenseful, dark and creepy good. So many twists and turns It just kept on like a roller coaster ride until the very end.’ Netgalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book blew me away!!’ Crossroad Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a book! Let me take a minute to catch my breath!... Fast-paced and easy to read, this is a thrilling, chilling tale.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another cracker from Carla Kovach! This series gets better and better... Yes, Carla Kovach has wowed with another fantastic story.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a MUST read! I HIGHLY suggest that you read that you read all of the Gina Harte books!!!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Detective Gina Harte has become one of my favourite female lead characters.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Really quick to get into and fast paced… Another 5-star read for me.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Detective Gina Harte has become one of my favourite female lead characters.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! As always, Carls has done it again!... Nothing less than 5 stars from me!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Engrossed from the first page… I read it in a day!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another brilliant episode in this series.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an exciting thriller! Definitely one of my favorite books of 2019!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Why, oh why did it have to end? I love Gina, I love her team, I love all of the books in this series… Absolutely amazing read.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read.’ Blue Moon Blogger ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Excellent read. 5 Stars.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a fast-paced, enjoyable yet thrilling story that had me gripped to the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Plenty of action, suspense, a great mix of characters and a final, shocking reveal that I didn’t see coming.’ Goodreads reviewer

The Liar's House

The Liar's House
An absolutely gripping thriller with a fantastic twist

by Carla Kovach

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2019-07-02
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1786818809
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I am completely hooked on this series. I read this in a single sitting, unable to put it down.’ Netgalley Reviewer Samantha stumbled out of the party and onto a busy street only ten minutes away from her home. But she never made it home… Seven years after Samantha’s disappearance, on what would have been her thirty-fifth birthday, her best friend Diane is shocked to find a letter addressed to Samantha on her doorstep. Opening the envelope, Diane pulls out a birthday card and a finger nail painted in dusky pink nail polish. The same shade Samantha always wore. The same shade she was wearing the night she went missing. When police analyse the nail, they don’t get the result they expected. Instead of linking them to Samantha, the nail belongs to another woman, Jade Ashmore. And Jade was murdered the night before the envelope was delivered…. THE COMPLETELY ADDICTIVE NEW CRIME THRILLER FROM BEST SELLING AUTHOR CARLA KOVACH – if you love Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love The Liar’s House. Gripping from the first page – you won’t be able to put it down. What readers are saying about The Liar’s House: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!... Absolutely amazing!.. An incredibly clever and gripping story. I was hooked from the first page.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fantastic. Five stars from me.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Very hard to put down. I give this book five stars just because I loved it.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! What a great read!! This was full of so many twists and turns… The Liar’s House was a wonderful rollercoaster ride full of thrills and a surprise ending I didn’t see coming. This book touched every possible emotion. Can’t recommend enough!’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Carla has done it again. She’s written another riveting instalment in what is one of my favourite police series.’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The Liar’s House is a fabulous crime thriller that kept me turning those pages well into the early hours… Brilliant novel. I loved it and would definitely recommend.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I really enjoyed this book, in fact I read it way too fast! Fast-paced and gripping… Read it! You won’t be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If you have never read this series, you, my friend, are missing out… I love how the author makes you feel as if you are there in each page as the story unfolds… Addictive British crime fiction.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an amazing thriller! Absolutely loved the storyline and the heroes. The writer spins a beautiful tale and draws you in slowly but surely.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I didn’t get much else done from the time I first picked it up, till the last page was read… one hell of a series.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This series just keeps getting better… Another fantastic read in a gripping and addictive series. An easy five stars and so highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Engaging suspenseful plot with clever twists and turns and an ending that I never guessed.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was the type of book that sucks you in from the beginning.... Definitely a must-read if you love thrillers.’ Goodreads reviewer

Mitzvah Girls

Mitzvah Girls
Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn

by Ayala Fader

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2009-07-20
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781400830992
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mitzvah Girls is the first book about bringing up Hasidic Jewish girls in North America, providing an in-depth look into a closed community. Ayala Fader examines language, gender, and the body from infancy to adulthood, showing how Hasidic girls in Brooklyn become women responsible for rearing the next generation of nonliberal Jewish believers. To uncover how girls learn the practices of Hasidic Judaism, Fader looks beyond the synagogue to everyday talk in the context of homes, classrooms, and city streets. Hasidic women complicate stereotypes of nonliberal religious women by collapsing distinctions between the religious and the secular. In this innovative book, Fader demonstrates that contemporary Hasidic femininity requires women and girls to engage with the secular world around them, protecting Hasidic men and boys who study the Torah. Even as Hasidic religious observance has become more stringent, Hasidic girls have unexpectedly become more fluent in secular modernity. They are fluent Yiddish speakers but switch to English as they grow older; they are increasingly modest but also fashionable; they read fiction and play games like those of mainstream American children but theirs have Orthodox Jewish messages; and they attend private Hasidic schools that freely adapt from North American public and parochial models. Investigating how Hasidic women and girls conceptualize the religious, the secular, and the modern, Mitzvah Girls offers exciting new insights into cultural production and change in nonliberal religious communities.