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One man lives to see her dead and the other is fighting to keep her alive. Twelve years ago, forensic anthropologist Jamie Cash survived a brutal kidnapping. After years of therapy, she has finally let herself believe that she can have a close relationship with a man. But signs begin to point out that her attacker is back and ready to finish the job he started. Can she escape his grasp a second time? And will she ever be able to let down her guard enough to find true love?
I'LL BE WATCHING YOU. Walking home on a dark night, you hear footsteps coming up behind you. As they get closer, your heart pounds harder. Who is closing in with dangerous intent--a total stranger? Or someone you know and trust? The answer is as simple as turning around, but don't look behind you . . . run. Ann Rule, who shared her own nerve-jangling account of unknowingly befriending sadistic sociopath Ted Bundy in The Stranger Beside Me, chronicles other fateful encounters with the hidden predators among us in this riveting collection, fifteenth in the bestselling series drawn from her personal files. First in line is a stunning case that spanned thirty years and took a determined detective to four states--ending, finally, in Alaska--where he unraveled not one but two murders. A second case appears to begin and end with the hunt for the Green River Killer, focusing on a Washington State man who was once cleared as a suspect in that deadly chain of homicides. But the millionaire property owner believed he had successfully buried his own murderous past and the awful truth behind his young wife's disappearance. She vanished soon after she left for a day at the Seattle World's Fair, and her three small children grew up believing their mother had abandoned them. But one amazing witness remained--the missing woman's best friend, who heard her last words in a frantic phone call--"He's coming!"--before the line went dead. Only since Robert Hansen's suicide has the monster within been revealed. In another true story, a petite woman went to a tavern, looking only for conversation and fun. Instead, she met violent death in the form of a seven-foot man who had seemed shy and harmless. You'll feel a chill as you uncover these and numerous other cases of unfortunate victims who made one tragic mistake: trusting the wrong person--even someone they'd known intimately, or thought they knew.
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie teams up with USA Today bestselling author Bob Mayer to write a sizzling, high-octane romantic adventure about a straight-talking woman and a straight-shooting man. Lucy Armstrong is a director of television commercials who's just been recruited to finish a four-day action movie shoot. But she arrives on the set to discover that the directing staff has quit, the make-up artist is suicidal, the stars are egomaniacs, the stunt director is her ex-husband, and the lead actor has just acquired as an advisor a Green Beret who has the aggravating habit of always being right. Green Beret Captain JT Wilder had thought that hiring on as a military consultant for a movie star was a good deal: easy money and easier starlets. Instead he has to babysit a bumbling comedian, dodge low-flying helicopters, and resist his attraction to a director who bears a distracting resemblance to Wonder Woman. Then the CIA calls and he realizes that somebody is taking "shooting a movie" much too literally. Full of suspense and humor, non-stop action and fast-paced dialogue, Don't Look Down is the perfect blend of male and female, adventure and romance, Mayer and Crusie.
The heat is on in Palm Beach-and Rick and Samantha are sizzling. Samantha Jellicoe is no ordinary thief. At least, not anymore. She promised her significant other, British billionaire Rick Addison, that she'd retire from her life of crime. So no more midnight break-ins . . . no more scaling estate walls . . . no more dangling from the ceiling. From here on in, it's intimate dinners with Rick in posh Palm Beach followed by rock-your-world sex. Who'd have thought that doing the right thing would turn out to be more deadly than her former life of crime? When the first client of her new security business is murdered, Sam is determined to find the killer. Now if only she can manage to stay out of jail, resist her former "associate's" lucrative job offers, and keep Rick from sticking his nose into her business, she might just manage to stay alive. Because trouble isn't just walking—it's running—to catch up with her.
This stunning second book in the critically acclaimed Dont Turn Around trilogy raises the stakes to their absolute limit and will leave readers begging for the exciting conclusion. Noa Torsen is on the run. Having outsmarted the sinister Project Persephone, Noa and her friend Zeke now move stealthily across the country, protecting runaways before they become test subjects for the Projects horrific experiments. Noa knows all too well what that feels like: Whatever was done to her has left her exhausted and scared. Back in Boston, Peter anxiously follows Noas movements from his computer, using his hacker skills to feed her the information she needs to stay alive. But hes desperate to do something more, especially when he learns what the Project has done to his ex-girlfriend, Amanda. Then, in an explosive confrontation, Noa and her team are trapped in the one place they thought was safe. It will take everything Noa and Peter have to bring down the Project before it gets them first. And with no one to trust and enemies hiding at every turn, they may be the only people alive who can.
"Daphne du Maurier is in a class by herself." --New York TimesA married couple on holiday in Venice are caught up in a sinister series of events. A lonely schoolmaster is impelled to investigate a mysterious American couple. A young woman loses her cool when she confronts her father's old friend on a lonely island. A party of British pilgrims meet strange phenomena and possible disaster in the Holy Land. A scientist abandons his scruples while trying to tap the energy of the dying mind. Collecting five stories of mystery and slow, creeping horror, Daphne Du Maurier's Don't Look Now and Other Stories showcases her unique blend of sympathy and spinetingling suspense.
Included in this volume are three of Henry Kuttner's classic science fiction tales: "Don't Look Now" (originally published in Startling Stories, March, 1948), in which invisible Martians secretly control the Earth . . . or do they? "Gallegher Plus" (originally published in Astounding Science Fiction, November 1943), in which an inventor's genius only comes out when he's drunk . . . but what happens when he can't remember what his inventions are for? Plus "Juke-Box" (originally published in Clash By Night in 1947), in which an alien juke-box makes a man's life a little too pleasurable!
New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller turns up the heat in this sizzling tale of suspense and re-kindled passions set against the blazing skies of Arizona's lush desert landscape -- where a killer is determined to exact his revenge. When hard-working attorney Clare Westbrook learns that her ambulance-chasing boss has been murdered, she's shocked -- but not exactly surprised. Harvey Kredd was known for his less-than-ethical business dealings, and even his acts of generosity were tinged with greed; Clare, working at Kredd and Associates to pay off the law school loan Harvey had granted her several years before, knows she's got no choice: indentured servitude, twenty-first-century style. But Harvey's death doesn't let Clare out of her contract with the firm; instead it brings her a new, odious multimillionaire client, and Tony Sonterra, homicide detective and local heartthrob, who's not above using a murder investigation to get back into Clare's life. Jump-starting her affair with Tony is the last thing Clare needs -- she's got enough on her plate raising her niece, Emma, without throwing a bull-headed cop into the mix. Then Clare gets the news that may convince her Tony is exactly what she needs: Emma's father has been released from prison, and he's intent on seeing his daughter. Though she could never persuade the police to believe her, Clare is convinced that James Arren murdered her sister. Clare is determined to find evidence that will put James Arren away for good, but Tony is just as determined to keep her safe, after another murder -- clearly meant to target Clare -- rocks the law firm. With no real leads, too many suspects, and a growing chain of menacing violence, Clare finds that teaming up with the devil she knows is her only option -- one that's just too attractive to resist. With the same rich storytelling style that has captivated readers worldwide, Linda Lael Miller delivers a page-turning blend of heated passion and captivating suspense.
Nancy's in Chicago to cheer for the Emerson College basketball team--led by cocaptain Ned Nickerson--against their rivals. But she can't believe her eyes. Has Ned saved his sickest moves for the post-game celebration? Is he really making a pass at Denise Mason, a cheerleader who bears a striking resemblance to Nancy? The mystery takes an even more serious twist when a kidnapper, intending to abduct Denise, grabs Nancy instead! Denise's father is the curator of a museum, and a team of art smugglers is making a play for a priceless painting. In this case of forgery and mistaken identity, Nancy discovers that deception and danger are the only rules of the game.
In this dramatic new novel following the bestselling The Dark Tide, a drive-by shooting rocks the posh suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut, and an innocent bystander is left dead. Detective Ty Hauck plunges into what seems like a vicious case of retribution and follows the trail to a sinister gambling scheme at an upstate casino. Until Annie Fletcher, a young restaurateur in the midst of rebuilding her life, witnesses something she shouldn't have--and immediately runs to him with what she knows. Suddenly, Hauck is pulled into a rising storm far greater than it first appeared--a storm wide enough to encompass corruption inside Greenwich's circle of wealthy and powerful citizens. And punishing enough to consume Hauck's own family, and tear brothers apart forever . . . if it doesn't kill them first.Don't Look Twice is a gripping story of profiteering on an international scale and an emotionally resonant domestic thriller from one of the hottest new talents in suspense fiction.
In this dramatic new novel following the bestselling The Dark Tide, a drive-by shooting rocks the posh suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut, and an innocent bystander is left dead.Detective Ty Hauck plunges into what seems like a vicious case of retribution and follows the trail to a sinister gambling scheme at an upstate casino. Until Annie Fletcher, a young restaurateur in the midst of rebuilding her life, witnesses something she shouldn't have-and immediately runs to him with what she knows. Suddenly, Hauck is pulled into a rising storm far greater than it first appeared-a storm wide enough to encompass corruption inside Greenwich's circle of wealthy and powerful citizens. And punishing enough to consume Hauck's own family, and tear brothers apart forever . . . if it doesn't kill them first.Don't Look Twice is a gripping story of profiteering on an international scale and an emotionally resonant domestic thriller from one of the hottest new talents in suspense fiction.
Madea is the beloved, hilarious, sharp-witted, pistol-packing grandmother who's watching out and speaking her mind.
If you can count on one thing from "Madea" Mabel Simmons, star of the smash hits Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, and Madea's Witness Protection, it's that she's got something to say. Now the beloved, sharp-tongued, pistol-packing grandmother has her own lifestyle book-part memoir, many parts hard-won, hilarious, straight-up in-your-face words of wisdom. Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings is a #1 New York Times bestseller and a won a Quill Award for Book of the Year, Best Humor Book in 2006. .
A calm moment is a rare find in a mom's chaotic day. But she needs it. She needs the moment to refocus and refresh her soul. She needs the inspiration to find God in the mess and the mundane that often defines her. She craves the solitude of a moment with the Master to quiet the storms. She needs to laugh and remember why she loves being a mom.Don't Make Me Come Up There! is filled with inspirational and hilarious true-life stories and reflections written by a very human mom. Moms will recognize themselves in the pages of this book written for real, everyday mothers who know what it's like to catch vomit with one hand while starting a load of laundry with the other (and never confusing the two!). The fifty-two reflections encourage moms to revel in the everyday beauty of their lives and grow closer to God through it all."I couldn't help thinking of the last time my children had scattered up the stairs and disappeared into a quiet abyss. Initially, I thought they were just delighting in one another's company, holding hands, and making paper daisies. But that thought lasted for 1.2 seconds before I snapped out of my delusion only to discover my oldest giving her brother a "haircut" and my youngest smearing soap all over the bathroom. . . " from the book
Called to the hospital when his fifteen-year-old daughter, Angela, is injured in a potentially fatal accident, a prominent surgeon sits and waits, silently confessing the affair he had the year Angela was born. As Timoteo's tale begins, he's driving to the beach house where his beautiful, accomplished wife, Elsa, is waiting. Car trouble forces him to make a detour into a dingy suburb, where he meets Italia-unattractive, unpolished, working-class-who awakens a part of him he scarcely recognizes. Disenchanted with his stable life, he seizes the chance to act without consequences, and their savage first encounter spirals into an inexplicable obsession. Returning again and again to Italia's dim hovel, he finds himself faced with a choice: a life of passion with Italia, or a life of comfort and predictability with Elsa. As Angela's life hangs in the balance, Timoteo's own life flashes before his eyes, this time seen through the lens of the one time he truly lived.From the Trade Paperback edition. "Suddenly, driven by an absurd rebellious impulse, you look for the bones of the man you would have liked to be," Timoteo explains to his unconscious daughter, as if asking forgiveness for preferring the passionate life he glimpsed so briefly. In vivid, intense, masterful prose, Margaret Mazzantini has crafted a tale that electrifies from start to finish, drawing us deep down into the darkness of primal passion.
Wearing nothing but a red bow¿that¿s how social worker Noelle Bradenton wanted to find Chicago cop Mark Santori under her Christmas tree! Delicious Mark could jingle her bells any time, except he was investigating the disappearance of toys from the women¿s shelter where she worked. And all signs pointed to the thief being St. Nick himself! Following a lead, Noelle and Mark set out to a town called Christmas to track down the Santa impersonator. With both of them staying at the Candy Cane Inn, Noelle had visions of a naked Mark dancing in her head. And she doubted she¿d be able to wait until Christmas morning before discovering just how delectable a package Mark was¿
Your family can have great meals even when you are on the run. The ladies who brought you Don't Panic--Dinner's in the Freezer now offer busy cooks Don't Panic--Quick, Easy, and Delicious Meals for Your Family. From quick meals made on the grill or in the sauté pan to crockpot dishes that require little prep and cook while you're out for the day, the recipes in this cookbook are tasty, nutritious, and require less hands-on preparation than traditional meals. Easy appetizers and desserts, one-dish casseroles and pastas, simple soups, salads, and side dishes, and even fast breakfasts round out the selections. Meals that are freezer-friendly are marked for those who want to make ahead. You don't have to settle for feeding your family commercially packaged meals full of sodium and preservatives or fat-laced fast food. Serve them quick and healthy meals from your very own kitchen with this easy-to-use cookbook.
The authority on panic and anxiety-newly revised and expanded Are you one of the more than nineteen million Americans who suffer from anxiety? Don't panic. Newly revised and expanded, this edition offers a straightforward and remarkably effective self-help program for overcoming panic and coping with anxious fears. With insight and compassion, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., demystifies anxiety attacks and provides indispensable advice, including: how a panic attack happens, what causes it, and how it can affect your life how to recognize, manage, and control the moment of panic how to control the chronic muscle tensions that increase anxiety how to conquer fear and face problems with confidence how to decide which medication is right for you how to establish reachable goals and rediscover the joy of living
Judge Sheindlin, supervising judge for Manhattan Family Court for 10 years, discusses what she sees as a shift on emphasis from individual to government responsibility.
Explores the causes and effects of stress and offers practical approaches and techniques for dealing with stress in daily life.
With the right combination of information and humor, the author clearly defines the emotion of anger and offers workable suggestions that can help youngsters learn how to control their own behavior.
An international collection of ghost stories and spooky tales by such authors as Susan Cooper, Roberto Piumini, and Bjarne Reuter.
Cross Your Heart. . . One by one, they will die. He has waited patiently, planning their final moments. Their tortured screams, their pleas for mercy--all will be in vain. . . And Hope. . . Homicide detective Julia Cass has witnessed plenty of crime scenes. But the murder of a Chattanooga judge is shocking in its brutality. Teamed with FBI agent Will Brannock, Julia delves into an investigation that soon unearths more bodies--all mutilated in the same way, all left with a gruesome souvenir of a killer's ruthless rage. . . To Die. . . The only way to stop the slaughter is to predict the next victim. But when you're dealing with vengeance at its most ruthless, one wrong move can make you a target. . . and the next word you utter could be your last. . . Praise for the novels of Beverly Barton"A shivery read. . . Tight twists and hairpin turns will keep readers racing through the pages. " --Bookpage on Don't Cry"Barton delivers a solid mix of romance and terror in her latest thriller. " --Publishers Weekly on Don't Cry"Masterful!" --New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard on Cold Hearted
Jess is curious about the new family next door. Especially Mark Malik, who's goodlooking and charming. Then Jess and her best friend, Lori, discover that there is a second new guy at school, and Jess thinks the school year is really looking up. But soon things don't seem right. A neighbor's cat disappears, and the next night Jess's own cat is missing. Now Jess is more than curious -- she's frightened. What she can't know is that there is a connection between these two new guys. One has been given a new identity by the Federal Witness Protection Program. The other is someone seeking revenge. Whom can Jess trust? Who will be the next victim?
Smart leaders learn from their own mistakes. Smarter ones learn from others' mistakes--and successes. John C. Maxwell wants to help you become the smartest leader you can be by sharing Chapter 10, Don't Sned Your Ducks To Eagle School, of Leadership Gold with you. After nearly forty years of leading, Maxwell has mined the gold so you don't have to. Each chapter contains detailed application exercises and a "Mentoring Moment" for leaders who desire to mentor others using the book. Gaining leadership insight is a lot like mining for gold. You don't set out to look for the dirt. You look for the nuggets. You'll find them here.