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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder – and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a

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Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under

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City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or

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The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick

Meet Pat. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure a happy ending for him — the return of his estranged wife Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time in a mental health facility.) The problem is, Pat’s now home, and everything feels off. No one will

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Room, Emma Donoghue

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive

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From Darkest Skies, Sam Peters

After a five year sabbatical following the tragic death of his wife and fellow agent Alysha, Keona Rause returns to the distant colony world of Magenta to resume service with the Magentan Intelligence Service. With him he brings an artificial recreation of his wife’s personality, a simulacrum built from every digital trace she left behind. She has been constructed with one purpose – to discover the truth behind her own death – but Keona’s relationship

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The Hatching, Ezekiel Boone

Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these

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Bright Air Black, David Vann

In Bright Air Black, David Vann transports us to 13th century B.C. to give a nuanced and electric portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology’s most fascinating and notorious women, Medea. In brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Black Sea from Persia’s Colchis – where Medea flees her home and father with Jason, the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece. Vann’s

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Swimming Lessons, Claire Fuller

Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. Twelve years later, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid

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The Witchfinder’s Sister, Beth Underdown

Essex, England, 1645. With a heavy heart, Alice Hopkins returns to the small town she grew up in. Widowed, with child, and without prospects, she is forced to find refuge at the house of her younger brother, Matthew. In the five years she has been gone, the boy she knew has become a man of influence and wealth–but more has changed than merely his fortunes. Alice fears that even as the cruel burns of a

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The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman, Denis Thériault

Bilodo lives a solitary daily life, routinely completing his postal rounds every day and returning to his empty Montreal apartment. But he has found a way to break the cycle—Bilodo has taken to stealing people’s mail, steaming open the envelopes, and reading the letters inside. And so it is he comes across Ségolène’s letters. She is corresponding with Gaston, a master poet, and their letters are each composed of only three lines. They are writing

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Good Me, Bad Me, Ali Land

Fifteen year old Milly was raised by a serial killer: her mother. When she finally breaks away and tells the police everything about her mother’s crimes and years of abuse, she is given a new identity and placed in an affluent foster family and an exclusive private school. She wrestles with being the daughter of a murderer and the love she still feels for her mother, despite her crimes, but her hopes are simple. Milly

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The White Raven, Carrie D. Miller

In her thirteenth life, Aven has settled into the now witchcraft-friendly Salem where she has found true happiness and friendship, maybe even love. Despite her contentment, the truth of Aven’s existence haunts her. When she dies, her Spirit is forced from the Veil to live again in the body of a stranger. Does the elusive white raven, who has shadowed Aven through each of her lives, hold the secret to her release–or is it the

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The Lonely Hearts Hotel, Heather O’Neill

The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with a difference. Set throughout the roaring twenties, it is a wicked fairytale of circus tricks and child prodigies, radical chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians and brooding clowns, set in an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. It is the tale of two dreamers, abandoned in an orphanage where they were fated to meet. Here, in the face of cold, hunger and unpredictable beatings, Rose

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Before the Fall, Noah Hawley

On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the passengers disappear into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the tragedy and the backstories of the passengers and crew members–including a Wall Street

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Blackwing, Ed McDonald

The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow’s Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow and a mysterious noblewoman must investigate a long dead sorcerer’s legacy. But there is a conspiracy within the citadel: traitors, flesh-eaters and the ghosts of the wastelands seek to destroy them, but if they cannot solve the ancient wizard’s paradox, the Deep Kings will walk the earth again, and all will be lost. The

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Stinger: Can you face your ultimate fear?, T. Dell’Aringa

It all began when as a new recruit, Jimi saw “the footage.” Chaotic visuals of the horrific alien Sasori injected into Sol United fleet ships as killing machines in the war with the Andromedans. The creatures destroyed crew and ship alike, impervious to conventional weaponry. Seeing the scorpion-like alien in action awoke a primal fear he couldn’t control.Night terrors followed, disturbing the sleep of squad mates already on edge from the stress of war. Counseling

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Face and Justice, Brian George

Barry’s life was tough, raised in London’s rugged East End in the 60s and 70s, until he made it in business. When a Banker screwed his business, he had to leave the country for work in Saudi Arabia. Along with two beautiful “business ladies” he met in Dubai he cons the bank in a revenge scam. After the Banker hunts down and cruelly abuses one of the team, their loyalty to one of their own

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1983, Aaron Clayton

It was 1983, when I was 11 years old, when I began believing in ghosts. It was October 31st, Halloween Night, and this was the night I saw Mr. Jacob Wasser. I was traveling in the back seat of my family’s Chevy Nova, along a dark, mountain road in Montana, when I saw a ghost for the first time. This is my story. 1983 is quite simply one of the most exciting, incredible, occult books

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Lost at 90 mph, Rachel Pinder

As summer comes to an end, 14-year-old Kat Donoghue and her family board a train home to Brooklyn. What begins as a fun trip soon turns into the most exciting moments of materialistic, celebrity-infatuated Kat’s life, but not in a good way. A run-in with Stephen Reyes, a Hollywood IT boy, prompts her to want to hunt him down and get a picture of him to share via social media. With her younger sister Meg

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Evah & the Unscrupulous Thwargg, Longoria Wolfe

A blend of dystopian sci-fi, fantasy, adventure and thriller, Evah & the Unscrupulous Thwargg tells the story of Evah Ahtochi, a bullied girl troubled by haunting visions and strange phenomena, who discovers her connection to an ancient supernatural tribe vanquished at the hands of the ruling technological race. The tribe may reemerge through her but she will have to navigate a system of control and murder. She is endangered by more than mysterious phenomena that

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The Convergence: Where Tragedy + Hope Collide, Chuck Carr

“The Convergence,” plunges deep into the healing of the human heart and spirit. Lost in tragedy, Weston Tanner sets out on a crash course to find real answers to haunting questions, ones that plague his mind and rob him of inner peace. He loved a woman perfectly, to no avail. Due to the death of his young and beautiful wife Brooklyn, he cannot come to terms with why a God that could have healed her

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Fast Draw, D.W. Collins

The amazing Bob Mayes lives a contended life. His fast-draw show thrills the tourists and pays the bills. His loving wife, Ellie, keeps him happy. What more could he ask for? One fateful night, an incident after a show confronts him with an evil so brutal and far-reaching, he realizes he can never return to a simple life again. He sets out to face the evil with the help of a young psychic named Sarah

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There’s An Angel Inside of Me, John Paul Carinci

After fifty-eight-year-old Ryan Simmons dies in a car accident, he is told in the hereafter that he will not make it into heaven but rather be in limbo for eternity. He begs to be given a second chance to return to earth. Although a millionaire and ruthless business owner on earth, Ryan is powerless in the hereafter but vows to change if allowed life again. Ryan is given a rare second chance by God to

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Clandestine, Cynthia A. Morgan

It’s the year 2446, and the final horseman of apocalypse – Death – is preparing to ride. The Archangel of Mercy, Tzadkiel, has come to Earth and found the last merciful person among the callous human throng. Together, Tzadkiel and Lourdes escape to the French countryside, but are relentlessly tracked by a sadistic officer determined to control the Archangel and claim Lourdes for himself. Forced to make choices neither ever anticipated, they discover more than

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Blue Star Prophecy: Messages for a New Earth, Craig Lefebvre

During this time of great change and uncertainty, many have been signaled to start their journey and have begun to question things. Are you looking for a sign? The sign that signifies the coming of a great new age, is the Blue Star. Many religions and cultures from around the world have foretold of great changes coming for humanity. Starting now with A “Blue Star Prophecy,” you’ll take a deep dive into the thoughts and

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Voodoo Academy, Theophilus Monroe

Being possessed has its advantages… Annabelle Mulledy survived a Voodoo attack on her family as a child—but it left her possessed by the spirit of a nearly 200 year-old-girl. This girl, however, came with strange abilities bestowed upon her in the after life. When Kalfu, an evil Loa, discovers Annabelle he hopes to use her abilities to his advantage—to escape the spiritual ream and take a corporeal form. When Ogoun, the Loa of War, intervenes

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The Enigma Beyond, Breakfield & Burkey

What happens when technology outruns our humanity? Humans continue to give their decision making over to Artificial Intelligence. Or, was it simply confiscated? Computers are delivering manufactured choices to each person via their ever-pervasive personal devices. The seduction of mankind is eminent unless our champions can stop them. The R-Group, with their own next generation youth, are poised to take on one of their most complex adversaries, supercomputers run by greedy powerful technological geniuses. The

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Harry the Camel, Diann Floyd Boehm

HARRY THE CAMEL will surely pull on the heart strings of readers as he pines for a life he can never have. Harry lives in the sand dunes of Dubai, and he often watches from a distance as the beautifully sleek race horses at the track run their laps. He laments that his back isn’t as smooth as theirs and wonders how much faster he could run without his bulky old hump. As he dreams of

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The Two Lives of Everett Quinn, John Paul Carinci

Everett Quinn, a homeless man, befriends Brian Sanchez, a troubled young teen who has no father. As they become good friends, the boy turns his life around through inspiring stories and motivation from this down-and-out homeless man.But not until the homeless man is attacked and in a coma do we find out that he is much more than what he appears to be. And is that other voice of Everett’s with a foreign accent an

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Sam Razor, Private Investigator: His First Case, Carlo Armenise

The Case of the Blonde with the bad Nose Job is Sam’s first case and a comedy/mystery about two rich sisters and a kidnapping in Las Vegas. Sam is a street smart private investigator with a sometimes irreverent and hilarious approach to solving cases, while putting his life in danger. The Case of the Blonde with the Bad Nose Job combines all the surprises of a great who done it, with the laughs of an

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November Echo, James Houston Turner

Every spy has a beginning, and for Colonel Aleksandr Talanov of the KGB, that moment occurs one summery night in 1985 on the Costa del Sol, at the height of Cold War tensions between the Americans and Soviets. As a signatory to the Biological Weapons Treaty of 1972, the United States had already destroyed its military stockpiles of weaponized pathogens. The Soviet Union, however, responded differently to the signing of that treaty. They created a

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Misericorde, Cynthia A. Morgan

It’s the year 2446, and the first three Horsemen of Revelation’s Apocalypse have ridden. Pestilence, War and Famine have changed the world into a dictatorship ruled with an iron fist. Commoners have few rights, and liberty is a distant memory. But before the final Horseman is released, the Archangel of Mercy – Tzadkiel – makes a bold plea, asking for permission to find even one human who remembers the meaning of mercy and compassion. He is

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The Republic of Jack, Jeffrey Kerr

THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS RIDES AGAIN!Jack Cowherd will do anything to win the Texas governorship, even flirt with 21st century secessionists in the Texas Patriot Party. Victory is achieved, but only at the cost of Texas being tossed out of the United States. The Republic of Texas lives again! And Jack is its president.Jack’s friend and political advisor Tasha Longoria has long warned him of the dangers of his demagoguery. Now the worst comes to

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Eat Now! Microgreen Soups: 15 Savory Low Fat Pocket Recipes, Andrew Neves

Microgreens have become popular in North America, North Europe, Asia, and Oceania. And more and more chefs, are preparing more and more dishes, that cater to more and more health-conscious consumers like you, who are particularly attentive to your diet (antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins), food quality, and healthy living. But chefs are still only using microgreens to “enhance” salads or as edible garnishes to embellish a wide variety of other dishes. And if you scour the

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Imagine God, Rick Pribell

By the end of this book, you will be able to •recognize God and begin to know Him better, regardless of your faith•understand what it really means to be created “in His own image”•contemplate unresolved issues with new insight•reflect on your experiences in a divine way•enlighten others Illustrated by the photograph on the book’s cover, author Rick Pribell shares with us his inspirational encounter with the “rising sun” revealing not only the literal truth of

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Author Spotlight

Gill D. Anderson, Author Spotlight

FARZAD ABED is an unhinged Iranian immigrant living in Australia. His sociopathic tendencies coupled with his political views make him a very dangerous man indeed. Farzad wants the world to sit up and take notice of him and randomly selects six bystanders to hold hostage at a city restaurant. JACOB BROWN is a fitness fanatic who finds himself at the centre of a bizarre situation when he arrives at his favourite restaurant to pick up

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Lana Lindemann, Author Spotlight

Mary is your typical student, your typical homebody. She doesn’t know what to do with her life and doesn’t expect much out of the days to follow until things suddenly change for her. A serial killer is on the loose and kidnaps her off the streets with the intent of ending her life. But then his plans change. Instead, he keeps her like a pet, chained up in his apartment.Abuse follows as well as the

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Courtney Shannon Strand, Author Spotlight

Ella listens to the rain drip, dribble, drop. While others stay indoors, Ella hustles outside with her new umbrella and listens to the rain fall a cappella. Join Ella on her jazzy journey through the rain as she explores all the interesting sounds a puddle-filled rainstorm has to offer. Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you

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Anita M. Oommen, Author Spotlight

Have you been deeply wounded by your mother? Did the woman, who was supposed to love you, nurture you and protect you, leave you feeling abandoned, worthless and scared? Have you struggled your entire life to fill the void of her absence?  In Picking Up the Shards, author Anita M. Oommen examines decades of her battle with soul-wounding from her mother and mother figures. She shares her gut-wrenching personal account of childhood trauma, neglect, rejection, and abuse. She takes you

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