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From the critically acclaimed author of The Man Who Turned Into Himself and Superstition comes a truly bizarre and mind-twisting tale of murder, suspense, and coincidence. Isn't it odd how you can just be thinking about someone and they happen to call you on the phone that very moment? Or when you come across a picture of a friend you haven't seen in years and she suddenly bumps into you on the street the next day? That type of thing happened to George all the time, which is why he started investigating the fascinating world of coincidences and synchronicities. In fact, it's while writing a book on the subject that the most remarkable experience of his life occurs: he runs into Larry Hart, the identical twin brother he never knew he had. Or so he believes. As George gets to know this newfound twin brother, stranger and stranger things begin happening, until George realizes that Larry is not really his identical twin, but someone else entirely. While trying to get to the bottom of the identity of his mysterious twin, George discovers the real reason for coincidences and synchronicities-and why they're not nearly as innocent as they seem. Based on the real metaphysics of synchronicities, COINCIDENCE is a chilling and suspenseful novel about one man's search for the reason behind coincidences-and the shocking and murderous truths he uncovers.
Charlie Monk is the ultimate spy. He has no conscience, no fear--and no memory. Dr. Susan Flemyng, thinks she may have found a way to give him his memory back. As the two of them embark on a series of experiments to recover Charlie's long-lost memory, they find something terrifying in the deepest recesses of his mind.
Hollywood Lies is a collection of seven suavely bewitching stories, all with a Machiavellian twist at the end: Marilyn Munroe as virtual reality's most valuable asset . . . A fading film producer whose impending death becomes the ultimate career break . . . A screenwriter terrorized by the character he creates - a force that refuses to die, either on screen or off . . . An outsider's vengeance on one of Tinseltown's royal families, which is also the greatest performance of her life . . . Against a backdrop already larger than life, each scenario mixes the mysterious with the supernatural in a toxic cocktail of malevolent wit - Hollywood's glitter balancing on a scalpel edge of madness.
Rick Hamilton has the perfect life; a great career, a wonderful son and a beautiful wife. Until one day, everything changes. Something - a premonition? A terrifying fantasy? - happens to Rick. Who is the man in the horrifying fatal car crash? Why is his wife crying at the scene? Who is the man she is calling Richard? And why does she deny they have a son? Rick Hamilton has become trapped in a terrible, strange new life, in which nothing will ever quite make sense . . .
Tom Freeman thinks his demons are behind him. After a period of alcohol and drug abuse that almost killed him, he has been sober for ten years. His career is thriving, he is happily married to Clare, and they have a baby daughter, Julia. But when she begins to speak, why does Julia insist that her name is Melanie? And that Tom and Clare are not her real parents? Haunted by the recurring nightmare of killing a young girl, Tom makes the chilling discovery that his daughter is possessed by the spirit of a girl who disappeared ten years ago - at the exact spot where Tom suffered his last alcohol and drug-fuelled blackout. And now she wants revenge...
A beautiful scientist at Oxford University, and a desperate killer in California - one stalking the other. On the internet...Tessa Lambert is gorgeous, young - and a genius. She has just created the first viable artificial intelligence programme. But her discovery is so controversial that she must keep it a secret even from her closest friends and colleagues.As her work grows daily more vital, Tessa's world begins to fall apart, and when her programme takes on its own completely malevolent existence, Tessa must make one last and absolutely terrifying connection...
Firmly in the tradition of horror masters like Stephen King and John Saul, this new novel brings a new touch of terror to the old-fashioned ghost story. In Superstition, a spirit spawned in the too-fertile imaginations of a group of individuals begins to wreak brutal vengeance on its creators.
Joe Turner is a penniless young artist in need of a break. One day, through a minor traffic accident, he makes the acquaintance of one of the richest couples in Europe. Sergei Vanov is a Russian oligarch based in London, and his wife Catherine is of French and Italian descent. Soon, through their patronage, Joe's career is on a dramatic upswing, his fame and fortune assured. But the price he pays is high. Foolishly, he begins a secret affair with the beautiful Catherine, who is desperate for affection to make up for a cold and empty marriage. At the same time he becomes increasingly involved with the unpredictable Sergei, to the extent even of lying to the police to protect him against an accusation of murder. Joe's position, caught between these two volatile and dangerous people grows increasingly impossible. Finally, to save himself, he realizes he must break free of them both. That proves to be more easily said than done. Before he knows it, he finds himself on a nightmare ride involving other killings and unsolved mysteries from the past. And the truth, when it finally comes out, is something nobody is prepared for.
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