Barbara Lassiter and Susan Martinez, two New Mexico homicide detectives, are assigned to investigate the murder of a wealthy Albuquerque socialite. They soon discover that the victim, a narcissistic borderline personality, played a lifetime game of destroying people’s lives. As a result, the list of suspects in her murder is extensive.
The detectives find themselves enmeshed in a helix of possible perpetrators with opportunity, means, and motive—and soon question giving their best efforts to solve the case the more they learn about the victim’s hideous past.
Their job gets tougher when the victim’s psychiatrist is murdered and DVDs turn up that show the doctor had serial sexual relationships with a large number of his female patients, including the murder victim.
Tiny Homes: Tiny House Design Tips
Thinking about moving into a tiny home? Have you heard a lot about the tiny house movement and have been thinking that this is the right move for you? This little house movement is gaining in popularity all over the world; the idea that you can get rid of all the unnecessary things in your life and instead focus on what really matters, taking care of the environment. While living in a small house may seem like a great idea, there are many individuals who feel that a shipping container home is just too small for them. How are they going to get the bare necessities to fit, much less everything else that they may like to have on hand? This guidebook is here to help you get started so you can enjoy living in a tiny home without having to worry so much about where everything will fit.
This guidebook is going to help you learn everything that you need to know to make your compact house feel like it is much bigger than it looks on the outside. We will take a look through every room of the house, starting with the bedroom and not stopping until we reach all of the room in these cozy little cabins.
The Greatest Gift: Contemporary Romance Novel (Seth & Trista Book 2)
Never has Seth Storm’s life been this complete. His daughter, Faith, is now safely in his custody and care. And his career as a famous country musician is finally back on track. The only thing left for him to do is marry Trista Tilman, the woman who has stood by his side during the darkest moments of his life. After a beautiful lakeside proposal, Seth believes that his life is whole. That is, until he receives a call that threatens to destroy the foundation he has worked so hard to build.
Trista hasn’t always been lucky in love, but after meeting Seth, she knows he’s the right man for her and her daughter, Savannah. Strong and talented, he loves her the way she hasn’t been loved in a very long time. During a time when she had no one, he stepped in and helped her get back on her feet. And when he gets down on one knee, she knows that her life will never be the same. Little does she know that their largest battle has yet to come.
Paloma: A Laurent & Dove Mystery
Paloma, a woman with three identities, is running hard and fast. Someone wants her dead. But which identity is the killer after? Max Laurent, retired FBI agent, throws himself into the mix. Paloma must outwit the assassin. Max must outwit Paloma. Before coming to terms with past misunderstandings and a child long ago abandoned, they must, together or apart, find and eliminate the killer.
Eloveator Pitches: A Management Consultant’s Inquiry into the Ups and Downs of Love
Keen to discover all the hidden dynamics that govern your love life? Yearn to learn from relationships past to boost the one that lasts? Look no further!
Eloveator Pitches takes you on an eye-opening ride through the entire relationship cycle. With gusto and in his witty, conversational style, the author offers an original lens on seven different relationship stages – BE, LIKE, LOVE, SUSTAIN, DOUBT, SPLIT and COPE. He combines management consulting analyses with compelling research to reveal surprising patterns that influence our relationship behaviour.
Inspiring Flowers: Adult Coloring Book. 77 Flower Designs for Relax and Enjoy
Everyone will benefit from the stress-relieving effect that increased focus and creativity can provide.
There are no rules or complicated step-by-step instructions in these pages and no need for craft supplies and expensive art. Enjoy and relax coloring in this various designs.
Ripper’s Row: Book One (The Ripper Trilogy 1)
In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper cut a swath of blood and terror through the streets of London, in an area known as Whitechapel. The papers called him a monster for attacking innocent women in the night. But if the world only knew the truth behind Jack’s monstrous acts, they would think differently. Jack was a madman, yes, but a madman on a mission to save the world from the foul creatures of the night. Creatures that haunted his soul, tortured his existence, and made every minute of his life a living hell.
Only Jack the Ripper could save the unsuspecting masses from the vampires that ruled the streets of Whitechapel after dark. Only he could strike down the dangerous Master Vampire William Carpenter—or die in the attempt.
Deadly Lullaby: A Thriller
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Fresh off a nine-year stint in San Quentin, career hitman Babe Crucci plans to finally go straight and enjoy all life has to offer—after he pulls one or two more jobs to shore up his retirement fund. More than anything, Babe is dead set on making up for lost time with his estranged son, Leo, who just so happens to be a rising star in the LAPD.
The road to reconciliation starts with tickets to a Dodgers game. But first, Leo needs a little help settling a beef over some gambling debts owed to a local mobster. This kind of thing is child’s play for Babe–until a sudden twist in the negotiations leads to a string of corpses and a titanic power shift in gangland politics. With the sins of his father piling up and dragging him down, Leo throws himself into the investigation of a young prostitute’s murder, a case that makes him some unlikely friends—and some brutally unpredictable enemies.
The Bell Jar
Plath was an excellent poet but is known to many for this largely autobiographical novel. The Bell Jar tells the story of a gifted young woman’s mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed suicide in 1963 and left behind this scathingly sad, honest and perfectly-written book, which remains one of the best-told tales of a woman’s descent into insanity.
Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity
Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies.
It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure
The editors of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning are back with its much-anticipated sequel, It All Changed in an Instant. With contributions from acclaimed authors like Malcolm Gladwell, Frank McCourt, Wally Lamb, Isabel Allende, Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, and James Frey, and celebrities like Sarah Silverman, Suze Orman, Marlee Matlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Ann Coulter, and Chelsea Handler, It All Changed in an Instant presents a thousand more glimpses of humanity. . . six words at a time. In the vein of the popular Post Secret books, It All Changed in an Instant, in the words of Vanity Fair, “will thrill minimalists and inspire maximalists.”
The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller
For some, it’s simply one of life’s certainties, nothing more. For others, it’s merely a fleeting thought, one often overshadowed by the reckless delusion that they have been blessed with the gift of immortality.
For Aubrey Miller, death is the definition of her very existence. Overcome with the guilt resulting from the loss of her beloved family, she alters her appearance from the once beautiful, blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl to that of one shrouded in complete darkness, enveloping herself in her own unbreakable fortress of solitude as a form of protection for others.
As she enters her first year of college, her goal is simple: Earn a degree with the least amount of social interaction as possible.
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume.
In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction—stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013—as well “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.
Trigger Warning explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves.
The Vegetarian’s Bible: 350 Quick, Practical, and Nutritious Recipes
If you’re craving fresh, nourishing food that will help you lose weight, get more energy, and revitalize your health, look no further than The Vegetarian’s Bible. These classic vegetarian dishes utilize seasonal ingredients that are great for both your health and the environment. Vegetables are an essential part of a good diet because they are packed with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Learn how to maintain your health and be your own “inner doctor” with recipes for a detox and anti-inflammatory diet, as well as recipes that utilize all those important super foods that are packed with nutrients that keep you full longer.
Sundqvist has updated her classic vegetarian cookbook to include recipes for a range of diets including: raw food, custom GI vegetarian, vegan, lacto or lacto-ovo vegetarian.
Shattered Grace (Fallen from Grace Book 1)
Seventeen-year-old Grace grows up knowing she’s different, but she always attributed it to a mother who didn’t want her, a father who abandoned her, and a curse that sets her apart. Despite those struggles, her grandfather remained her rock and confidant. Her life shatters irrevocably after he suddenly dies.
The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Grace question everything she’s ever known to be true, and as a result, who she can truly trust. She inherits his house, part of his money, his Guardian and something that ties them together.
Just before Grace’s 18th birthday, she is thrust into a world she couldn’t fathom existed, and does everything she can to thwart the destiny suddenly forced upon her. She’s been chosen for greatness, but at what cost? With eyes now open, she must choose to either be Chosen, or watch those around her suffer the consequences.
The true story of Jane Alexander, who spent 13 years tracking down and putting away the man who murdered her 88-year old aunt, and then went on to help solve 20 murders, igniting a national victim’s rights movement.
Jane Alexander had it all: A wonderful family, a beautiful home on three acres just north of San Francisco, and a deep romance with Tom O’Donnell. A family friend for 25 years prior to their romance, Tom helped Jane cope with the death of her husband, and captivated her with his charming, unflappable personality. But Jane’s picturesque life came crashing down the morning that her beloved aunt was savagely murdered. Slowly, astonishingly, the evidence began to point to the last person Jane would ever believe capable of such an act: Tom O’Donnell.
Redemption Bay (Haven Point)
McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her hometown of Haven Point. It may be small, but it’s never let her down…unlike gorgeous, infuriating Ben Kilpatrick. He was her childhood hero until he closed his family’s factory, leaving the town’s economy in shambles. Now his tech firm is considering opening a local facility. For Haven Point’s sake, McKenzie has to grit her teeth and play nice.
What could a town filled with painful memories ever offer Ben? Yet seeing the town through the eyes of McKenzie—its fiery young mayor—he suddenly has his answer. If only he can resolve the animosity crackling between them, Ben may have found the place where he can build ties and find healing…a place where love arrives when it’s least expected.
All sins are equal in the eyes of God, but I’m not God. One sinner made me his sin, and I can’t let men like him live. I want to kill them. Every. Last. One.
Ezra James is no different. I was going to kill him, but then I found myself obsessed and possessed in the most reverent of ways. I became his sinner, and he became my sin, but the wages of sin is death, so I must kill him.
The son of a whore, raised by criminals, molded to fit into a world without morals. I’ve never given a shit about anything until the night I watched a man drop dead at the feet of my little killer. She called to my depravity, and everything in me demanded that I take her, possess her, own her. Some monsters hide behind the faces of angels.
Damned. Broken. Irredeemable.
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