My Mother's Shadow: The gripping novel about a mother's shocking secret that changed everything

Author: Nikola Scott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472241177

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8545

Addie thinks she knows everything about her mother. But when a stranger appears claiming to be her sister, she realises that her life so far has been a lie. But why? 'Intriguing, twisting... I loved it' Dinah Jefferies. 'A gripping family mystery told in lush, evocative prose' Erin Kelly. 'A well-written, intriguing read full of family secrets... Brilliant' Fabulous A NO. 1 BESTSELLER IN NORWAY A BESTSELLER IN ISRAEL Perfect for fans of BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate. Hartland House has always been a faithful keeper of secrets... 1958. Sent to beautiful Hartland to be sheltered from her mother's illness, Liz spends the summer with the wealthy Shaw family. They treat Liz as one of their own, but their influence could be dangerous... Now. Addie believes she knows everything about her mother Elizabeth and their difficult relationship until her recent death. When a stranger appears claiming to be Addie's sister, she is stunned. Is everything she's been told about her early life a lie? How can you find the truth about the past if the one person who could tell you is gone? Addie must go back to that golden summer her mother never spoke of...and the one night that changed a young girl's life for ever. 'A compelling family story... Beautifully written and evokes vivid pictures of an English summer in the 1950s' Sheila O'Flanagan. 'Trembles with family secrets' Victoria Fox What readers are saying about My Mother's Shadow: 'One of the most enthralling, heartbreaking books that I have read in quite some time' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'The poignant storyline is deeply affecting. Definitely a book that is going to stay with me for a long time' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'So beautifully written. In places it made me laugh out loud and in other places it made me cry. Poignant' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'I was hooked from beginning to end! Vivid characters and evocative scenes make this an enchanting read' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Stunning and emotional' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This novel absolutely blew me away! I was left emotional and teary. It had me gripped from the startand is loaded with scenes that pull at the heartstrings! I cannot recommend this novel enough' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A stunning read and I can't wait to read more from this author' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

My Mother's Shadow: The unputdownable summer read about a mother's shocking secret that changed everything

Author: Nikola Scott

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472241160

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4359

Addie thinks she knows everything about her mother. But when a stranger appears claiming to be her sister, she realises that her life so far has been a lie. But why? 'Intriguing, twisting... I loved it' Dinah Jefferies. 'A gripping family mystery told in lush, evocative prose' Erin Kelly. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Santa Montefiore. Hartland House has always been a faithful keeper of secrets... 1958. Sent to beautiful Hartland to be sheltered from her mother's illness, Liz spends the summer with the wealthy Shaw family. They treat Liz as one of their own, but their influence could be dangerous... Now. Addie believes she knows everything about her mother Elizabeth and their difficult relationship until her recent death. When a stranger appears claiming to be Addie's sister, she is stunned. Is everything she's been told about her early life a lie? How can you find the truth about the past if the one person who could tell you is gone? Addie must go back to that golden summer her mother never spoke of...and the one night that changed a young girl's life for ever. 'A compelling family story... Beautifully written and evokes vivid pictures of an English summer in the 1950s' Sheila O'Flanagan. 'Trembles with family secrets' Victoria Fox

Das Haus am Sunset Lake

Roman

Author: Tasmina Perry

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641212731

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6404

Der perfekte Roman für einen entspannten Sommertag ... Savannah 1995: Ein herrlicher Sommer liegt vor Jennifer Wyatt, als sie mit dem Collegeabschluss in der Tasche nach Casa D'Or zurückkehrt – der verwunschenen Südstaatenplantage am Sunset Lake, die seit Generationen im Besitz ihrer Familie ist. Zwanzig Jahre später ist Casa D’Or verlassen, und Jennifer hat die Tür zu ihrer Vergangenheit fest verschlossen. Zu schmerzlich sind die Erinnerungen an jenen letzten Sommer. Doch dann tritt plötzlich Jim wieder in ihr Leben – der Mann, dem sie damals ihr Herz schenkte. Das Wiedersehen wühlt alte Erinnerungen auf und enthüllt die dunklen Geheimnisse, die das Haus seit jenem tragischen Sommer birgt ...

Zeit der Schwalben

Author: Nikola Scott

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644200157

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4437

Ein Sommer, der alles verändert Es ist ein goldener Sommer im England der späten 50er Jahre: Die 16-jährige Elizabeth ist begeistert von den jungen Leuten, die sie auf dem Anwesen der Freunde ihrer Eltern in Sussex kennenlernt. Sie erlebt unbeschwerte Tage mit Ausflügen, Picknicks und Partys. Und sie verliebt sich prompt ... London, 40 Jahre später. Nach dem Unfalltod ihrer Mutter erhält Adele Harington einen mysteriösen Anruf: Ein Mann spricht von «neuen Spuren» und nennt immer wieder ein Datum. Und dann steht plötzlich eine Fremde vor der Tür und behauptet, Teil der Familie zu sein ...

Die Mütter

Author: Brit Bennett

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644001243

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8013

«Die Mütter», so nennen sie die alten Frauen in der kleinen kalifornischen Gemeinde Oceanside. Sie sind Zeugen des Skandals, mit dem dieser Roman beginnt. Ein Skandal ist es, wenigstens aus ihrer Sicht: dass Nadia Turner, deren Mutter sich das Leben genommen hat, mit Luke, dem Sohn des Pastors ... dass Nadia Turner ein Baby bekommt ... oder vielmehr beschließt, es nicht zu bekommen. Und das ist erst der Anfang der Geschichte. Anders als Luke kehrt Nadia der Kleinstadtenge bald den Rücken. Aber Aubrey, ihre beste Freundin, bleibt und stellt sich auf ihre Weise gegen den Chor der alten Frauen, deren Stimmen mit der Zeit merklich auseinandergehen. Es dauert nicht lange, und sie feiern ein neues Paar in Oceanside: Aubrey und Luke Sheppard. Und das beschäftigt die vom College heimgekehrte Nadia mehr, als sie vor der besten Freundin zugeben kann. Brit Bennett fragt nach dem, was uns hält und was uns bindet: Freundschaft, eine gemeinsame Vergangenheit, eine nicht gelebte Geschichte. In «Die Mütter» erzählt sie voller Respekt und mit der nötigen Respektlosigkeit von Herkunft, Hautfarbe und Geschlecht, erzählt mit einer gelassenen Genauigkeit, die staunen macht. Ein lebenskluger Roman über das Amerika von heute und das Amerika von morgen.

Die Frau des Teehändlers

Roman

Author: Dinah Jefferies

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732513092

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4427

Eine emotionale Familiengeschichte voller Geheimnisse vor der exotischen Kulisse Sri Lankas Sri Lanka in den 1920er Jahren. Die junge Engländerin Gwen Hooper trifft mit ihrem frisch angetrauten Ehemann Laurence in der familieneigenen Teeplantage ein. Dort bezieht das Paar eine traumhafte Villa, und Gwen fühlt sich wie im Paradies. Doch warum verhält sich ihr eigentlich sehr liebevoller Ehemann bisweilen so seltsam? Und warum macht er ein Geheimnis um seine verstorbene erste Ehefrau? Als Gwen schließlich Zwillinge zur Welt bringt, wird sie mit einer entsetzlichen Wahrheit konfrontiert, die sie zu zerstören droht ... Eine fesselnde Geschichte um die Selbstfindung einer jungen Frau, um Schuld, Verrat und wohlgehütete Geheimnisse Platz 1 der Sunday Times Bestsellerliste

Family Secrets

Living with Shame from the Victorians to the Present Day

Author: Deborah Cohen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141959576

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 7905

A Sunday Telegraph and Times Higher Education 'Book of the Week', Deborah Cohen's Family Secrets is a gripping book about what families - Victorian and modern - try to hide, and why. In an Edinburgh town house, a genteel maiden lady frets with her brother over their niece's downy upper lip. Would the darkening shadow betray the girl's Eurasian heritage? On a Liverpool railway platform, a heartbroken mother hands over her eight-year old illegitimate son for adoption. She had dressed him carefully that morning in a sailor suit and cap. In a town in the Cotswolds, a vicar brings to his bank vault a diary - sewed up in calico, wrapped in parchment - that chronicles his sexual longings for other men. Drawing upon years of research in previously sealed records, the prize-winning historian Deborah Cohen offers a sweeping and often surprising account of how shame has changed over the last two centuries. Both a story of family secrets and of how they were revealed, this book journeys from the frontier of empire, where British adventurers made secrets that haunted their descendants for generations, to the confessional vanguard of modern-day genealogy two centuries later. It explores personal, apparently idiosyncratic, decisions: hiding an adopted daughter's origins, taking a disabled son to a garden party, talking ceaselessly (or not at all) about a homosexual uncle. In delving into the familial dynamics of shame and guilt, Family Secrets investigates the part that families, so often regarded as the agents of repression, have played in the transformation of social mores from the Victorian era to the present day. Written with compassion and keen insight, this is a bold new argument about the sea-changes that took place behind closed doors. Born into a family with its own fair share of secrets, Deborah Cohen was raised in Kentucky and educated at Harvard and Berkeley.She teaches at Northwestern University, where she holds the Peter B. Ritzma Professorship of the Humanities.Her last book was the award-winning Household Gods, a history of the British love-affair with the home.

The Girl in the Letter

Author: Emily Gunnis

Publisher: Headline Review

ISBN: 9781472255105

Category:

Page: 352

View: 1875

Read her letter. Remember her story... Gripping. Mesmerising. Haunting. Heart-breaking. Once you've heard her story, you will never forget The Girl in the Letter. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Kathryn Hughes, this page-turning, moving novel of separation and long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever. In the winter of 1956 pregnant young Ivy is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a home for unmarried mothers in the south of England, run by nuns, to have her child. Her baby daughter is adopted. Ivy will never leave. Sixty years later, journalist Samantha stumbles upon a series of letters from Ivy to her lover, pleading with him to rescue her from St Margaret's before it is too late. As Sam pieces together Ivy's tragic story, terrible secrets about St Margaret's dark past begin to emerge. What happened to Ivy, to her baby, and to the hundreds of children born in the home? What links a number of mysterious, sudden deaths in the area? And why are those who once worked at St Margaret's so keen that the truth should never be told? As Sam unpicks the sinister web of lies surrounding St Margaret's, she also looks deep within - to confront some unwelcome truths of her own...

The Darker Side

Author: Cody McFadyen

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553905670

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4165

Everyone has a secret they don’t dare tell anyone. He’ll kill you for yours. Cody McFadyen has shocked even the most jaded suspense fans with Shadow Man and The Face of Death. Now comes a thriller that outdoes them all, featuring a psychopath on a perverse crusade of murder. And the one woman who can stop him has a secret that will change her from the hunter to the hunted.… A lie, a long-ago affair, a dark desire—everyone has secrets they take to the grave. No one knew that better than FBI special agent Smoky Barrett. But what secret was a very private young woman keeping that led to her very public murder? And what kind of killer was so driven and so brazenly daring that he’d take her life on a commercial airliner thirty thousand feet in midair, a killer so accomplished that he’d leave only a small souvenir behind? These are the questions that bring Smoky and her hand-picked team of experienced manhunters from L.A. to the autumn chill of Washington, D.C., by order of the FBI director himself—and at the special request of a high-powered grieving D.C. mother. As a mother, Smoky knows the pain of losing a child—it nearly killed her once before. As a cop with her own twisted past, she takes every murder personally, which is both her greatest strength and her only weakness. Brilliant, merciless, righteous, the killer Smoky is hunting this time is on his own personal mission, whose cost in innocent human lives he’s only begun to collect. For in his eyes no one is innocent; everyone harbors a secret sin, including Smoky Barrett. Soon Smoky will have to face what she’s so carefully hidden even from her own team—and confront a flawless killer who knows her flaws with murderous intimacy. From the Hardcover edition.

Das Leuchten des Meeres

Roman

Author: Liz Fenwick

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364122330X

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 1130

Cornwall 1943: Als sich die Schwestern Adele und Amelia im Schatten des Krieges Lebewohl sagen, ahnen sie nicht, dass eine folgenschwere Tat ihr Schicksal für immer bestimmen wird. – Cape Cod 2015: Vor seinem Tod spricht Laras geliebter Urgroßvater nur ein Wort: »Adele«. Die junge Starköchin steht vor einem Rätsel, denn dies ist nicht der Name seiner früh verstorbenen Frau. Mitten in einer persönlichen Krise macht sie sich auf nach Cornwall, in die Heimat ihrer Urgroßmutter Amelia. Lara hofft, dort ihre Wurzeln zu finden, und stößt auf ein tragisches Geheimnis, das die Geschicke der Familie über Generationen geprägt hat ...

Shatter Point

Author: Jeff Altabef

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781622533121

Category:

Page: 296

View: 751

Evolved Publishing presents the psychological thriller "Shatter Point" by Jeff Altabef. This stand-alone follow-up to "Fourteenth Colony" features political intrigue and gruesome crime in the near future. [Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Political, Psychological] [DRM-Free]~~~~~Maggie met Cooper at a young age, but even then she sensed something was wrong with him. His charm, good looks, and wealth could not hide the danger that burned in his sapphire eyes.Some nightmares don't go away. He'd been haunting her from a distance for as long as she could remember.Now things have changed. When her sons Jack and Tom discover she's been taken, they set out to rescue her and uncover nefarious family secrets, explosive government conspiracies, and a series of horrific murders along the way. Only their colorful great aunt and a covert resistance group can help them navigate the dark underworld full of political subterfuge and class warfare.All the while, Maggie struggles to outwit her tormentor in a life and death psychological battle of tense desperation. Will Jack and Tom arrive before Cooper reaches his shatter point?~~~~~Midwest Book Review has described Jeff Altabef as an "articulate and engaging storyteller" and "a contemporary novelist of considerable merit and imagination."

Books Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

View: 2617

Death in a Prairie House

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders

Author: William R. Drennan

Publisher: Terrace Books

ISBN: 9780299222109

Category: Architecture

Page: 218

View: 6805

A mystery story and authoritative portrait of the artist as a young man looks at the myths surrounding architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the brutal 1914 murders of seven adults and children, and the destruction by fire of Taliesin, his landmark residence in Wisconsin.

The Valley of the Shadow of Death

A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption

Author: Kermit Alexander,Alex Gerould,Jeff Snipes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476765782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1083

In this gripping memoir, perfect for true crime fans, former San Francisco 49er Kermit Alexander recounts his thirty-year-journey to redemption after the brutal and senseless murder of his family in South Central Los Angeles. “A deeply moving story of one man’s pain and hard-won peace” (Booklist, starred review). With vivid detail, former NFL All Pro and president of the NFL Players Association Kermit Alexander tells, for the first time, the full story of the senseless murders that took the lives of his mother, sister, and nephews. Part murder mystery, part redemption tale, and a fascinating history of Los Angeles, The Valley of the Shadow of Death begins when Kermit’s father moves the family from Louisiana to Los Angeles. After his storied career with the San Francisco 49ers, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Philadelphia Eagles, Kermit returned to LA and lived a short drive from his beloved mother. But the inexplicable slaughter in 1984 of Kermit’s family changed his life. He recounts the hours leading up to the massacre, and the tragic aftermath as he loses himself in the LA underworld trying to find answers. He describes his journey through the “wilderness” of despair—the years of isolation living out of his car, broke, depressed, and ill. Kermit opens up about his darkest hours and what it took to turn his life around, rebuild his family, and ultimately find peace. Ominous and intense, powerful and uplifting, The Valley of the Shadow of Death is a testament to the value of family and the resiliency of the human spirit.

Silent Scream – Wie lange kannst du schweigen?

Kriminalroman

Author: Angela Marsons

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972780

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1748

Eisig glitzert der Frost auf der tiefschwarzen Erde des Black Country, als die Geräte der forensischen Archäologen den Fund menschlicher Überreste anzeigen und Detective Kim Stone den Befehl zur Grabung erteilt. Nur wenige Schritte entfernt, aber im Nebel doch kaum sichtbar, liegt das verlassene Gebäude des Kinderheims. Eine der ehemaligen Angestellten ist bereits tot, und auch das Leben der verbliebenen hängt am seidenen Faden. Kim ist überzeugt, dass die Lösung des Falls im lehmigen Boden begraben liegt, doch um ihm auf den Grund zu kommen, muss sie sich den Dämonen ihrer eigenen Kindheit stellen. Und noch ahnt sie nicht, was sich in Crestwood zugetragen hat und mit wem sie sich anlegt ...

Oscar Wilde

Author: Leonard Creswell Ingleby

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732692035

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 2920

Reproduction of the original: Oscar Wilde by Leonard Creswell Ingleby

Angeliad

Author: Surazeus Astarius

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387283103

Category: Poetry

Page: 560

View: 2977

Angeliad of Surazeus - Revelation of Angela presents 136,377 lines of verse in 1,346 poems, lyrics, ballads, sonnets, dramatic monologues, eulogies, hymns, and epigrams written by Surazeus 2001 to 2005.