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Coffee Shop Girl (Coffee Shop Series Book 1) (paid link)
Sure, it’s my dad’s dream. If he hadn’t died eight months ago, I wouldn’t be here, a college drop out, trying not to drown in debt.
Nor would I be staring into the muddy eyes of a viking-sized man that’s telling me everything I’m doing wrong—as if he knows so much about business in a small mountain town.
Except he does.
And when the biggest, most unexpected surprise of all falls in my lap, I’ll have no choice but to ask for his help.
Time for some power lipstick.
With over a quarter of a million downloads, D. M. Mitchell has been compared to Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Ruth Rendell, M. R. James, Linwood Barclay, Umberto Eco, the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens and many others. Discover for yourself why D. M. Mitchell is being regarded by some as one of the UK’s most original and exciting writers of psychological thrillers and supernatural fiction.
It is autumn 1962. A young married couple – Joshua and Trudy Garner – hiking in Wales on their honeymoon, stumble upon the isolated hideaway of a group of thieves who, only days before, have carried out a major robbery at Grainger Forges – a steel manufacturing plant in Sheffield. The encounter ends in tragedy for the young couple, the young man dying and Trudy Garner being taken prisoner.
A modern city can feed itself for nine days. No more. And when the panic starts…
Chinese military hackers target the transport and food distribution systems of the West and unwittingly bring on the end of the world. Cities starve. Continents go dark. And a desperate America launches a devastating counterstrike.
In this apocalyptic thriller by best selling author John Birmingham, the arrogance of powerful men pushes the whole world to brink of destruction – and over.
Follow a handful of survivors from the first day of our civilisation’s fall into a violent, uncertain future.
Chris Morehouse is a chauffeur for the US Government in Germany. Navigating his way through the tight streets of Bonn, he encounters a sight he one day half expected. The US ambassador to Germany’s car coming under attack. His fight-or-flight instinct kicked in, but he was conflicted. This wasn’t his fight. Should he move forward and engage the enemy as he was trained, or look the other way and speed off to safety?
With an uncanny ability to take in everything and size up a situation instantly, Chris aimed his car at a machine-gun toting terrorist and mashed the gas. It would be his first kill for the CIA, but it would not be his last.
Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.
Packed with graphic novel strips; appealing illustrations; fun lists, quizzes, and challenges; and true stories from tons of real girls, The Confidence Code for Girls teaches girls to embrace risk, deal with failure, and be their most authentic selves.
As a medical examiner, Samantha Owens knows her job is to make sense of death. But since the day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, she has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate—until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C.
On the other end of the line is an old boyfriend’s mother, asking Sam to do a second autopsy on her son. Eddie Donovan is officially the victim of a vicious carjacking, but under Sam’s sharp eye the forensics tell a darker story. The ex-Ranger was murdered, though not for his car.
The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control (paid link)
Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.
A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life?
The world’s leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught?
We are thrilled to welcome John Dickson Carr into the Crime Classics series with his first novel, a brooding locked room mystery in the gathering dusk of the French capital.
In the smoke-wreathed gloom of a Parisian salon, Inspector Bencolin has summoned his allies to discuss a peculiar case. A would-be murderer, imprisoned for his attempt to kill his wife, has escaped and is known to have visited a plastic surgeon. His whereabouts remain a mystery, though with his former wife poised to marry another, Bencolin predicts his return.