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She Lies in Wait

By Gytha Lodge
  • Writer : Gytha Lodge
  • Isbn : 1984817361
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 729
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : she-lies-in-wait.pdf

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Six friends. One killer. Who do you trust? A teen girl is missing after a night of partying; thirty years later, the discovery of her body reopens a cold case in “a scorching portrait of friendship and its betrayal.” (Nicci French). “This enjoyably chilling suspense tale . . . conveys both the thrills and the dangers of being a teenager on the brink of adult independence.”—The New York Times Book Review On a scorching July night in 1983, a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest. When they wake in the morning the youngest of their group, Aurora Jackson, has disappeared. An exhaustive investigation is launched, but no trace of the teenager is ever found. Thirty years later, Aurora’s body is unearthed in a hideaway that only the six friends knew about, and Jonah Sheens is put in charge of solving the long-cold case. Back in 1983, as a young cop in their small town, he had known the teenagers—including Aurora—personally, even before taking part in the search. Now he’s determined to finally get to the truth of what happened that night. Sheens’s investigation brings the members of the camping party back to the forest, where they will be confronted once again with the events that left one of them dead and all of them profoundly changed forever. This searing, psychologically captivating novel marks the arrival of a dazzling new talent, and the start of a new series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens. Praise for She Lies in Wait “A novel that literally makes you hold your breath then gasp out loud.”—Val McDermid “She Lies in Wait is an atmospheric, deeply satisfying, well-written mystery whose resolution rings true after lots of false leads and blind alleys. A remarkably adept first novel. One hopes there will be many more to come.”—Daily Herald “The mystery intrigues and twists, offering enough red herrings and moments of police procedural to please fans of the genre.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “What a marvel! A corkscrew-twisty, knife-sharp thriller—yet it doubles as a tender ode to loss and longing. Prepare to be haunted.”—A. J. Finn, author of the New York Times bestseller The Woman in the Window

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  • Pdf File: lying-in-wait.pdf

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Ann Rule presents a collection of fascinating and disturbing true-crime stories—drawn from her real-life personal files—in this seventeenth volume in the #1 New York Times bestselling Crime Files series. In this gripping collection of investigative accounts from her private archives, “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews) exposes the most frightening aspect of the murderous mind: the waiting game. Trusted family members or strangers, these cold-blooded killers select their unsuspecting prey, wait for the perfect moment to strike, then turn normality into homicidal mayhem in a matter of moments. Ann Rule will have you seeing the people and places around you with heightened caution as you read these shattering cases, including: • New mothers murdered, their infants kidnapped, in an atrocious baby-selling scheme • The man who kept his criminal past hidden from his wife—and his wife from his mistress—until he coldly disposed of one of them • The beautiful daughter of a State Department official ran away from the privileged world she knew and hitched a ride with a man she didn’t . . . with fatal consequences • For months, a vicious, rage-filled serial rapist eluded police and terrorized Seattle’s women—when would he strike next, and how far would his violence escalate? • A criminal known for his Houdini-like escapes is serving time for murder in a botched robbery—now the convict is being served dinner in a civilian’s home, where he has one more trick up his sleeve • A long-lost relative who came home to visit, leaving a bloody trail through Washington and Oregon; no one realized how dangerous he and his ladylove were—until it was far too late. . . . With her ability to translate the most complex cases into storytelling “as dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at night” (The New York Times), Rule expertly analyzes the thoughts and deeds of the sociopath, in this seventeenth essential Crime Files volume.

Wait Till Helen Comes

By Mary Downing Hahn
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0547346034
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 839
  • Pdf File: wait-till-helen-comes.pdf

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Twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, have never liked their seven-year-old stepsister, Heather. Ever since their parents got married, she's made Molly and Michael's life miserable. Now their parents have moved them all to the country to live in a house that used to be a church, with a cemetery in the backyard. If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them. Molly feels certain Heather is in some kind of danger, but every time she tries to help, Heather twists things around to get her into trouble. It seems as if things can't get any worse. But they do—when Helen comes.

To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0062368680
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 101
  • Pdf File: to-kill-a-mockingbird.pdf

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Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

As Good As Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Book 3)

By Holly Jackson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn Code : 1405298618
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 461
  • Pdf File: as-good-as-dead.pdf

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THE THIRD AND FINAL THRILLING BOOK IN THE BESTSELLING AND AWARD-WINNING A GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER TRILOGY

Keep Him Close

By Emily Koch
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn Code : 1473561396
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 896
  • Pdf File: keep-him-close.pdf

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'A SUSPENSEFUL MYSTERY...DEEPLY MOVING AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY AFFECTING' ALEX MICHAELIDES, AUTHOR OF THE SILENT PATIENT PRAISE FOR KEEP HIM CLOSE: 'A tense drama' Sunday Times 'A beautiful and heart-breaking story that I can't stop thinking about. Simply stunning.' Jo Jakeman, author of Safe House 'Powerfully written and packs a real emotional punch.' Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home 'A magnetic, all consuming read. A heart-breaking suspense which deals with love in all its forms.' Gytha Lodge, author of She Lies in Wait _____________________________ ONE SON LIED. ONE SON DIED. Alice's son is dead. Indigo's son is accused of murder. Indigo is determined to prove her beloved Kane is innocent. She is helped by a kind stranger who takes an interest in her situation. But little does she know that her new friend has her own agenda... Alice can't tell Indigo who she really is. She wants to understand why her son was killed. But how long will it take for Indigo to discover her identity? And what other secrets will come out as she digs deeper? No one knows a son like his mother. But neither Alice nor Indigo know the whole truth about their boys, and what happened between them on that fateful night.

Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild

By Mary A. Kassian
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  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 157567551X
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 947
  • Pdf File: girls-gone-wise-in-a-world-gone-wild.pdf

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Inundated by popular culture, many women have lost their bearings and no longer trust the internal compass that intuitively affirms those things that are good, true, and noble about womanhood. As Jesus’ favorite and most powerful teaching tactic was the parable, it is appropriate that Mary Kassian walks the reader through the compelling tale of the wild versus wise woman found in Proverbs 7. By using 20 points of contrast, she helps readers discern wild from wise, saucy from biblically savvy, and more. Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild will captivate, convict, and challenge women to become decreasingly worldly and increasingly godly, and it will equip them with truth for that journey. Includes questions for personal reflection at the end of each chapter

THE BIBLICAL MARRIAGE

By Edward D. Andrews
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  • Publisher : Christian Publishing House
  • Isbn Code : 1949586057
  • Number of Pages : 170
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 203
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God is the originator of marriage. The Bible’s advice has helped many couples overcome problems and have a long, happy marriage. The Bible is a book for all people that provides practical advice that can improve our marriage. Husbands and wives can include God in their marriage by following his loving guidance. If we want a healthy, joyful, Christ-centered marriage, then we must embrace the principles in the Bible. Marriage is one of the greatest gifts that God has given us. Counsel from the Word of God will enrich, reinforce, and strengthen a marriage that is already strong and save a marriage that is failing.

Fortune and the Dao

By Jason P. Blahuta
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Isbn Code : 1498500536
  • Number of Pages : 242
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 904
  • Pdf File: fortune-and-the-dao.pdf

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This book focuses on the philosophies of Niccolò Machiavelli, the Daodejing, the Han Feizi, and the concepts of Fortune, the Dao, Virtù, Wu-wei, history, leadership, self-cultivation and discipline, and humanity’s relationship to nature.

Jesus in the Talmud

By Peter Schäfer
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn Code : 1400827612
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 717
  • Pdf File: jesus-in-the-talmud.pdf

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Scattered throughout the Talmud, the founding document of rabbinic Judaism in late antiquity, can be found quite a few references to Jesus--and they're not flattering. In this lucid, richly detailed, and accessible book, Peter Schäfer examines how the rabbis of the Talmud read, understood, and used the New Testament Jesus narrative to assert, ultimately, Judaism's superiority over Christianity. The Talmudic stories make fun of Jesus' birth from a virgin, fervently contest his claim to be the Messiah and Son of God, and maintain that he was rightfully executed as a blasphemer and idolater. They subvert the Christian idea of Jesus' resurrection and insist he got the punishment he deserved in hell--and that a similar fate awaits his followers. Schäfer contends that these stories betray a remarkable familiarity with the Gospels--especially Matthew and John--and represent a deliberate and sophisticated anti-Christian polemic that parodies the New Testament narratives. He carefully distinguishes between Babylonian and Palestinian sources, arguing that the rabbis' proud and self-confident countermessage to that of the evangelists was possible only in the unique historical setting of Persian Babylonia, in a Jewish community that lived in relative freedom. The same could not be said of Roman and Byzantine Palestine, where the Christians aggressively consolidated their political power and the Jews therefore suffered. A departure from past scholarship, which has played down the stories as unreliable distortions of the historical Jesus, Jesus in the Talmud posits a much more deliberate agenda behind these narratives.

Poets, Prophets, and Texts in Play

By Ehud Ben Zvi,Claudia V. Camp,David M. Gunn,Aaron W. Hughes
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 0567295311
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 456
  • Pdf File: poets-prophets-and-texts-in-play.pdf

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In this volume, a list of esteemed scholars engage with the literary readings of prophetic and poetic texts in the Hebrew Bible that revolve around sensitivity to the complexity of language, the fragility of meaning, and the interplay of texts. These themes are discussed using a variety of hermeneutical strategies. In Part 1, Poets and Poetry, some essays address the nature of poetic language itself, while others play with themes of love, beauty, and nature in specific poetic texts. The essays in Part 2, Prophets and Prophecy, consider prophets and prophecy from a number of interpretive directions, moving from internal literary analysis to the reception of these texts and their imagery in a range of ancient and modern contexts. Those in Part 3, on the other hand, Texts in Play, take more recent works (from Shakespeare to Tove Jansson's Moomin books for children) as their point of departure, developing conversations between texts across the centuries that enrich the readings of both the ancient and modern pieces of literature.

Nation, power and dissidence in third generation Nigerian poetry in English

By Sule E. Egya
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  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Isbn Code : 1920033459
  • Number of Pages : 188
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 156
  • Pdf File: nation-power-and-dissidence-in-third-generation-nigerian-poetry-in-english.pdf

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Nation, Power and Dissidence in Third Generation Nigerian Poetry in English is a theoretical and analytical survey of the poetry that emerged in Nigeria in the 1980s. Hurt into poetry, the poets collectively raise aesthetics of resistance that dramatises the nationalist imagination bridging the gap between poetry and politics in Nigeria. The emerging generation of poetic voices raises an outcry against the repressive military regimes of the 1980s and 1990s. Ingrained in the tradition of protest literature in Africa, the third-generation poetry is presented here as part of the cultural struggles that unseat military despotism and envisage a democratic society.

The Cats on Hutton Roof

By Marilyn Edwards
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  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Isbn Code : 1529365988
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Pets
  • Reviews : 495
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font size="+1" 'A colourful series that celebrates the many ways animals enrich our relationships and our lives' Karin Slaughter/font size Marilyn and husband Michael have known many happy years at Moon Cottage, with their cats Fannie, Titus and Pushkin. However, the time has come to make a dream come true, and for the family to move to beautiful Cumbria. However, as all cat-lovers will know, the feline companions in our lives do not always share our dreams, and getting Fannie, Titus and Pushkin on board with the change will be its very own challenge. . . Capturing the highs and the lows which come with living with cats, The Moon Cottage cat series is a testimony and a tribute to that unique and rewarding relationship which exists between humans and their feline companions in which cats, in their splendid complexity, remain among us, but not of us. **Fully illustrated throughout** Praise for the Moon Cottage cat series: 'My all-time favourite cat book' Jacqueline Wilson 'Cat lovers will adore this book . . . A tender story of love between the author and her cats' Celia Haddon 'All the many delights and a few of the heartaches of a life with cats are told with charm and wit. A vivid, honest, observant and involving book' Desmond Morris

Girls Gone Wise Companion Guide

By Mary A. Kassian
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  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 080247943X
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 766
  • Pdf File: girls-gone-wise-companion-guide.pdf

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It’s time for a change. It’s time for a generation of women who dare to take God at His word and delight in His plan for male and female. And thousands of women are taking this challenge by studying Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild. Designed as a companion study, the Girls Gone Wise Companion Guide contains lessons that correspond to each chapter of the Girls Gone Wise book, with questions for personal reflection and application. Each lesson should take about 10 or 15 minutes, after which a lined page is provided to journal thoughts and personalize the teaching. Appropriate for group and individual study, the Girls Gone Wise Companion Guide can be custom tailored to fit an 8-week schedule or expanded to 20 weeks. This study will challenge women to the core and compel them to become part of the quiet conter-revolution of Girls Gone Wise in a world gone wild.

Proverbs 1-15

By Bernd U. Schipper
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn Code : 1506463819
  • Number of Pages : 624
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 719
  • Pdf File: proverbs-1-15.pdf

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The book of Proverbs is more than the sum of its parts. Even if some individual proverbs and collections could be older, the overall composition stems from the late Persian or early Hellenistic period. In its present form, the book of Proverbs introduces the scribal student to the foundations of sapiential knowledge and its critical reflection. By discussing different worldviews and contrasting concepts on the relationship between God, the world, and humanity, the book of Proverbs paves the way to both the critical wisdom of Job and Ecclesiastes and the masterful combination of Wisdom and Torah in Sirach. Scholarly research has long situated the book of Proverbs within ancient Near Eastern literature but declared it to be something "alien" within the Hebrew Bible. In contrast to such a position, the present commentary interprets the book of Proverbs against the background of both ancient Near Eastern literature and the literature of the Hebrew Bible. One aim of the commentary is to discuss new ancient Near Eastern parallels to the book of Proverbs, with a special focus on Egyptian wisdom literature, including Demotic texts from the sixth to fourth centuries BCE. An equally important aim of this commentary is a detailed exegesis of Proverbs 1-15 as well as an analysis of the overarching strategy of the book of Proverbs as a whole. Taking the prologue of the book in Prov 1:1-7 as a hermeneutical key, the book of Proverbs turns out to be a masterful composition addressing both the beginner and the advanced sage. With its allusions to other biblical texts, including the book of Deuteronomy, the Psalms and the Prophets, the book of Proverbs can be connected to forms of scribal exegesis in Second Temple literature. By using the same scribal techniques as other literati of his time, the scribal sage responsible for some parts of the book as well as its final compilation seeks to provide deeper insight into the complex world of scribal knowledge and sapiential thought.