Download E-books The Shadow Land: A Novel PDF

From the number one bestselling writer of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the prior and the present—and finds the darkish secrets and techniques of Bulgaria, a stunning and haunted country.
 
a tender American girl, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that existence in a foreign country will salve the injuries left by means of the lack of her liked brother. quickly after arriving during this stylish East ecu urban, even if, she is helping an aged couple right into a taxi—and realizes too past due that she has by chance stored considered one of their baggage. within she unearths an ornately carved wood field engraved with a reputation: Stoyan Lazarov. elevating the hinged lid, she discovers that she is protecting an urn choked with human ashes.
 
As Alexandra units out to find the relatives and go back this priceless merchandise, she is going to first need to discover the secrets and techniques of a skilled musician who used to be shattered via oppression—and she is going to discover all too quick that this information is fraught with its personal danger.
           
Kostova’s new novel is a story of monstrous scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the tradition and panorama of this mysterious nation. Suspenseful and wonderfully written, it explores the facility of reports, the pull of the prior, and the wish and which means which could occasionally be present in the aftermath of loss.

Praise for Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian
 
“Quite remarkable . . . Kostova is a ordinary storyteller. . . . She has refashioned the vampire delusion right into a compelling modern novel, a late-night page-turner.”—San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Hypnotic . . . a thrill experience via history.”—The Denver Post
 
“Part mystery, half background, half romance . . . Kostova has a prepared experience of storytelling and she or he has a wonderful tale to tell.”—Baltimore Sun
 
“Kostova’s vampire is not any campy Lugosi knockoff. . . . mixing background and fable, Kostova has shaped a model so clean that once a stake is ultimately pushed via a middle, it conjures up the tragic surprise of anything occurring for the first actual time.”Newsweek
 
Praise for The Swan Thieves
 
“Exquisite.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Engrossing.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
 
“Stunning . . . A superbly written story of paintings, love and an obsession prompted through both.”—Associated Press

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Download E-books Cold Skin: A Novel PDF

On the sting of the Antarctic Circle, within the years after international battle One, a steam send methods a desolate island faraway from all delivery lanes. On board is a tender guy, on his strategy to think the lonely submit of climate observer, to stay in solitude for a yr on the finish of the realm.

But on shore he unearths no hint of the guy whom he has been despatched to switch, only a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to call. the remaining is woods, a abandoned cabin, rocks, silence, and the encompassing sea. after which evening starts off to fall . . .

Albert Sanchez-Pinol's Cold Skin is likely one of the strangest, so much unsettling novels you'll learn this 12 months, a journey de strength filled with darkish resonance and sexual anxiety.

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Download E-books Lake of Sorrows: A Novel PDF

By Erin Hart

An impressive story of dying and future, previous and current, in an eire wealthy with culture, delusion, and secret: “Lake of Sorrows has a heft and richness unusual in modern suspense novels” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).

American pathologist Nora Gavin has come to the Irish midlands to ascertain a physique unearthed at a desolate spot often called the Lake of Sorrows. as with every the artifacts culled from its prehistoric depths, the lavatory has successfully preserved the useless man's remains—his a number of wounds recommend he was once the sufferer of an historical pagan sacrifice referred to as “triple death.” yet symptoms of a more moderen slaying emerge while a moment physique, bearing an analogous wound development, is found—this one wearing a wristwatch.

Someone has come to this quagmire to sink their dreadful handiwork—and Nora quickly realizes that she is being pulled deeper into the land and all it holds: the secrets and techniques to a cache of lacking gold, a tumultuous love affair with archaeologist Cormac Maguire, and the darkish mysteries and needs of the employees on the website. As they draw towards the reality, Nora and Cormac needs to workout the maximum warning to prevent turning into the following sufferers of a ruthless killer fixated at the ugly inspiration of triple loss of life.

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By J M Gregson

It is a will-known undeniable fact that so much homicide sufferers comprehend their murderers -- often rather well. So while Verna Hume is located strangled in her own residence the police instantly flip to her husband, and whilst it turns into obvious that the couple didn't get on, they arrest him.

But one guy is unconvinced. Detective Inspector Peach unearths it not easy to think that the mild-mannered Martin Hume is in a position to killing an individual, and units out to turn out it. With the research reopened, it quickly turns into glaring that Verna Hume had a expertise for making humans dislike her and used to be universally loathed, in particular by way of her shut friends and family. Now, Peach is confronted with six suspects, all with causes, all with the chance and all with anything to hide...

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Download E-books The Man of Feeling (Vintage International) PDF

By Javier Marias

A narrative of affection and memory.
 
On a educate trip from Paris to Madrid a tender opera singer turns into excited about these in his compartment: a middle-aged businessman, his beautiful spouse and their male touring significant other. quickly his lifetime of consistent commute, luxurious motels, practice session and function becomes entangled with those 3 humans, and the singer will locate himself fatefully fed on by means of Natalia's attractiveness. The guy of Feeling is the haunting tale of the start and dying of a keenness, advised looking back. Intricately interweaving hope and reminiscence, it explores the character of affection, and asks no matter if we will ever actually keep in mind anything that not exists.

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Download E-books Cut: The International Bestselling Serial Killer Thriller PDF

Speedy and livid - a gorgeous debut mystery for enthusiasts of Stieg Larsson THE SERIAL KILLER mystery THAT TOOK EUROPE via hurricane At 11 years outdated, Gabriel Naumann is witness to a bad crime. 29 years later his female friend is taken. Then the messages commence. a person is aware approximately his previous. a person understands what he did. And now his female friend can pay for it - except he can locate her in time ...When you could have spent many years working out of your earlier, what do you do while it eventually catches up? 'If you must locate her, then you will have to locate me'

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By Elmore Leonard

Roommates Kelly and Chloe are having fun with their lives and their downtown Detroit loft simply high quality. Kelly is a Victoria's mystery catalog version. Chloe is an escort, till she comes to a decision to ditch her diversified purchasers in want of a gradual gig as female friend to eighty-four-year-old retired attorney Tony Paradiso, a.k.a. Mr. Paradise.

Evenings at Mr. Paradise's residence, there's continually an previous Michigan soccer video game on television. And while Chloe's round, there's a cheerleader, too, whole with pleated skirt and blue-and-gold pompoms. One evening Chloe convinces Kelly to affix within the enjoyable, in addition to Montez Taylor, Tony's smooth-talking right-hand man.

yet issues cross awry and earlier than the tip of the night there'll be corpses, offended hit males, one change of identification, a safe-deposit field jam-packed with loot up for grabs, and, speedy at the scene, detective Frank Delsa, who now has a double murder -- and a gorgeous, willful witness -- so as to add to his already heavy caseload.

With a funky forged, snappy discussion, and the entire twists and turns lovers crave, Mr. Paradise is Elmore Leonard at domestic in Detroit and sharper than ever.

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By Pamela Callow

When Elise Vanderzell plummets from her bed room balcony one lovely summer season evening, her youngsters wake up to a nightmare.

Their mom is dead.

Their father is charged along with her murder.

Lawyer Kate Lange is familiar with all approximately nightmares. She's survived the darkest interval of her afflicted lifestyles and the injuries are nonetheless uncooked. Now she's been passed a case that turns out totally unwinnable: protecting her boss, high-profile attorney Randall Barrett. A prosecutor's dream suspect, Randall is a guy who was once cuckolded via his ex-wife. a guy who couldn't regulate his mood. a guy who had argued bitterly with the sufferer the day prior to this in complete view of the children.

With restricted felony legislation event, Kate reveals herself enmeshed in a relatives fractured by means of doubt. Randall's teenage son is motive on killing him. His daughter wishes basically to consider secure back. And the full criminal neighborhood would prefer not anything larger than to work out Randall obtain a public comeuppance. As Kate races to stick a step prior to the prosecution, a silent predator is looking ahead to the suitable time to deal the ultimate blow.

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