The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life. Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corrine, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corrine's deception, and realizes that if he doesn't make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he's stumbled into will not only ruin lives - it will end them...
@2@@20@Before @18@The Matrix@19@, before @18@Star Wars@19@, before @18@Ender's Game@19@ and @18@Neuromancer@19@, there was @18@Dune@19@: winner of the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards, and widely considered one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written.@21@@3@@2@ Melange, or 'spice', is the most valuable - and rarest - element in the universe; a drug that does everything from increasing a person's life-span to making intersteller travel possible. And it can only be found on a single planet: the inhospitable desert world Arrakis.@3@@2@ Whoever controls Arrakis controls the spice. And whoever controls the spice controls the universe.@3@@2@ When the Emperor transfers stewardship of Arrakis from the noble House Harkonnen to House Atreides, the Harkonnens fight back, murdering Duke Leto Atreides. Paul, his son, and Lady Jessica, his concubine, flee into the desert. On the point of death, they are rescued by a band for Fremen, the native people of Arrakis, who control Arrakis' second great resource: the giant worms that burrow beneath the burning desert sands.@3@@2@ In order to avenge his father and retake Arrakis from the Harkonnens, Paul must earn the trust of the Fremen and lead a tiny army against the innumerable forces aligned against them.@3@@2@ And his journey will change the universe.@3@
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When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist.
WHEN YOU THINK YOU''RE SAFE, WHEN YOU THINK YOU''RE ALL ALONE, THAT''S WHEN HE''LL COME FOR YOU...
A silent killer stalks the city, targeting those home alone at night, playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with the victims.
As panic spreads, Detective Inspector Helen Grace leads the investigation, but is herself a hunted woman, her every step shadowed by a ruthless psychopath bent on revenge.
As she tracks the murderer, Grace begins to suspect there is a truly shocking home truth that connects these brutal crimes. But what she will find is something more twisted than she could ever suspect...
Check the windows, lock the doors - this is a twisted page-turner that will prey on your darkest fears, in the way only M.J. Arlidge can.
_____________________ PRAISE FOR MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER M.J. ARLIDGE ''Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years'' JEFFERY DEAVER ''The new Jo Nesbo'' JUDY FINNIGAN ''A genuinely fresh heroine ... M.J. Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'' DAILY MAIL
In Athens, crowds flock to the Agora, where the most shocking trial of the ancient world is about to shake the city to its very foundations . . . Theseus, King of Athens and legendary hero of the Greeks, is steering his people towards a radical new democracy. But when a shocking accusation plunges the royal family into scandal, he is faced with a decision that could bring his kingdom crumbling to the ground. Phaedra, Cretan Princess and Theseus''s consort, has accused her stepson, Hippolytus, of rape. Phaedra is young and beautiful, but she is from a family of tainted women and the Athenian court is awash with rumours about her. Hippolytus is a man of honour, sworn to the service of the goddess Artemis. Now the men of Athens are gathering to determine the truth. Each man will cast his vote, and thus decide the fate of the queen. But what of the women of Athens? They have many stories to tell, about Hippolytus and the men like him. Stories that have gone unheard. Until now . . .
Detective Dave Robicheaux is caught in the crossfire of Louisiana's oldest and bloodiest gangland feud... The merciless Shondell and Balangie families have been bitter rivals in New Iberia's underworld for generations. But the heirs to the two criminal empires, Isolde Balangie and Johnny Shondell, have eloped and Robicheaux must find them.
***AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*** The mesmerising new thriller, set in the hothouse world of a ballet school, from the multi-award-winning writer Megan Abbott. ''A book you will not be able to forget'' MARK BILLINGHAM With their long necks and matching buns and pink tights, Dara and Marie Durant have been dancers since they can remember. Growing up, they were trained by their glamorous mother, founder of the Durant School of Dance. After their parents'' death in a tragic accident nearly a dozen years ago, the sisters began running the school together, along with Charlie, Dara''s husband and once their mother''s prized student. The three have perfected a dance that keeps the studio thriving. But when a suspicious accident occurs, just at the onset of the school''s annual performance of The Nutcracker -a season of competition, anxiety, and exhilaration-an interloper arrives and threatens their delicate balance. '' A twisting, turning story of revenge and redemption'' STYLIST ''A richly immersive novel'' SUNDAY TIMES ''Slow-burning and feverish, with all the intensity of a classic American film noir'' MAIL ON SUNDAY ''Charged with foreboding, the novel throbs with gothic tension'' IRISH TIMES ''Dark and juicy and tinged with horror'' NEW YORK TIMES ''Dark and mesmerising'' HARRIET TYCE ''This is Megan Abbott working at the absolute height of her talent'' ATTICA LOCKE ''There''s no one who captures the atmosphere of a tight-knit hothouse world, in all its feverish beauty and brutality, quite like Megan Abbott'' TANA FRENCH
The eagerly-anticipated sequel to Dana Schwartz''s Reese''s Book Club Winter YA Pick and No.1 New York Times bestseller Anatomy Praise for Anatomy:
''Irreverent, intelligent, and smart. Dana Schwartz is one of the brightest of the next generation of young writers'' Neil Gaiman ''A fast-paced, utterly engrossing tale of mystery, romance, and cadavers'' Alwyn Hamilton ''Diabolically delightful. A love story, a murder mystery, and a horror novel bound up together in ghoulish stitches'' Maureen Johnson
Following his hugely celebrated debut novel, The Yellow Birds , Kevin Powers returns to the battlefield and its aftermath, this time in his native Virginia, just before and during the Civil War and ninety years later. The novel pinpoints with unerring emotional depth the nature of random violence, the necessity of love and compassion, and the fragility and preciousness of life. It will endure as a stunning novel about what we leave behind, what a life is worth, what is said and unsaid, and the fact that ultimately what will survive of us is love.
The stunning and urgent new novel from the Number One bestselling author of Small Great Things . 'An apposite and nuanced novel... Picoult writes about an emotive, controversial issue with unflinching precision.' Red The Center for women's reproductive health offers a last chance at hope - but nobody ends up there by choice. Its very existence is controversial, and to the demonstrators who barricade the building every day, the service it offers is no different from legalised murder. Now life and death decisions are being made horrifyingly real: a lone protester with a gun has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage. Starting at the tensest moment in the negotiations for their release, A Spark of Light unravels backwards, revealing hour by urgent hour what brought each of these people - the gunman, the negotiator, the doctors, nurses and women who have come to them for treatment - to this point. And certainties unwind as truths and secrets are peeled away, revealing the complexity of balancing the right to life with the right to choose.
After Mia Fredricksen's husband of thirty years asks for a pause - so he can indulge his infatuation with a young French colleague - she cracks up (briefly), rages (deeply), then decamps to her prairie childhood home. There, gradually, she is drawn into the lives of those around her: her mother's circle of feisty widows; the young woman next door; and the diabolical teenage girls in her poetry class. By the end of the summer without men, Mia knows what's worth fighting for - and on whose terms. Provocative, mordant, and fiercely intelligent, this is a gloriously vivacious tragi-comedy about women and girls, love and marriage, and the age-old war between the sexes.
'Immersive and impressive' The Sunday Times ' Benjamin writes with verve and charm ' Guardian The NEW YORK TIMES Top Ten Bestseller It's 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York's Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. The four Gold children, too young for what they're about to hear, sneak out to learn their fortunes. Such prophecies could be dismissed as trickery and nonsense, yet the Golds bury theirs deep. Over the years that follow they attempt to ignore, embrace, cheat and defy the 'knowledge' given to them that day - but it will shape the course of their lives forever. 'Such is her dazzling sureness of touch that you wonder if here is a writer who is truly capable of anything' Daily Mail
Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this bestselling rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter. Can't get enough? Look out for Oi Dog! and Oi Cat!, now available for purchase, and Oi Duck-billed Platypus! , coming out autumn 2018. From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit! 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Hilarious illustrations and rhymes which are easy to recite and join in. Everyone will love it.' - Guardian Oi Frog! , Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.