The Widow s Watcher

The Widow s Watcher
Author: Eliza Maxwell
Pages: 286
ISBN: 1503901041
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Release: 2018-05-29
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

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From Eliza Maxwell, the bestselling author of The Unremembered Girl, comes a gripping novel about the mysteries that haunt us and the twists of fate that can unravel them... Living in the shadow of a decades-old crime that stole his children from him, reclusive Lars Jorgensen is an unlikely savior. But when a stranger walks onto the ice of a frozen Minnesota lake, her intentions are brutally clear, and the old man isn't about to let her follow through. Jenna Shaw didn't ask for Lars's help, nor does she want it. After he pulls her from the brink, however, Jenna finds her desire to give up challenged by their unlikely friendship. In Jenna, Lars recognizes his last chance for redemption. And in her quest to solve the mysteries of Lars's past and bring him closure, Jenna may find the way out of her own darkness. But the truth that waits threatens to shatter it all. When secrets are surrendered and lies are laid bare, Jenna and Lars may find that accepting the past isn't their greatest challenge. Can they afford the heartbreaking price of forgiveness?

The Watcher

The Watcher
Author: Ross Armstrong
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781488022920
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Release: 2017-05-01
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

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She's watching you, but who's watching her? Lily Gullick lives with her husband, Aiden, in a brand-new apartment opposite a building that has been marked for demolition. A keen bird-watcher, she can't help spying on her neighbors. Until one day Lily sees something suspicious through her binoculars, and soon her elderly neighbor Jean is found dead. Lily, intrigued by the social divide in her local area as it becomes increasingly gentrified, knows that she has to act. But her interference is not going unnoticed, and as she starts to get close to the truth, her own life comes under threat. But can Lily really trust everything she sees?

The Unremembered Girl

The Unremembered Girl
Author: Eliza Maxwell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1542045851
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Release: 2017-11
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

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In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It's all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather--a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric--from ruin. But they have no idea they've become the obsession of the girl in the woods. Abandoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of family--something she's known only in the most brutal sense. Soon she can't resist the temptation to get close. Where Henry's mother sees a poor girl in need, his father sees only wickedness. When Henry forges an unexpected bond with Eve, he believes he might be able to save her. He doesn't know how wrong he is. Eve is about to take charge of her own destiny--and that of Henry's family. As both their worlds spin violently out of control, Henry must make an impossible choice: protect the broken young woman who's claimed a piece of his soul, or put everyone he loves at risk in order to do the right thing.

The Grave Tender

The Grave Tender
Author: Eliza Maxwell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1477818472
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Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

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A chilling psychological suspense novel, The Grave Tender explores the dark boundaries people cross to save loved ones, and the limits of family bonds tested by the deepest of betrayals. Endless questions from a shadow-filled East Texas childhood haunt Hadley Dixon. People said her mother, Winnie, was never quite right, but with one single, irreparable act, life as Hadley knew it was shattered. The aftershocks of that moonlit night left her reeling, but the secrets and lies had started long before. When a widowed and pregnant Hadley returns years later, it's not the safe harbor she expects. The mysteries surrounding a local boy's disappearance remain, and the townspeople still whisper about Hadley's strange and reclusive Uncle Eli-whispers about a monster in their midst. But Hadley's father and grandmother, the cornerstones of everything safe in her world, avoid her questions. If Hadley stays here, will she be giving her children the family they need, or putting their lives in danger? The hunt for answers takes a determined Hadley deep into the pine forests, in search of sunlight that will break through the canopy of lies long enough to reveal the truth. Revised edition: This edition of The Grave Tender includes editorial revisions.

Black Widow

Black Widow
Author: Leslie Gray Streeter
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780316490726
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Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With her signature warmth, hilarity, and tendency to overshare, Leslie Gray Streeter gives us real talk about love, loss, grief, and healing in your own way that "will make you laugh and cry, sometimes on the same page" (James Patterson). Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She's not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks. She is not ready to stand graveside, dabbing her eyes in a classy black hat. If she had her way she'd wear her favorite curve-hugging leopard print dress to Scott's funeral; he loved her in that dress! But, here she is, having lost her soulmate to a sudden heart attack, totally unsure of how to navigate her new widow lifestyle. ("New widow lifestyle." Sounds like something you'd find products for on daytime TV, like comfy track suits and compression socks. Wait, is a widow even allowed to make jokes?) Looking at widowhood through the prism of race, mixed marriage, and aging, Black Widow redefines the stages of grief, from coffin shopping to day-drinking, to being a grown-ass woman crying for your mommy, to breaking up and making up with God, to facing the fact that life goes on even after the death of the person you were supposed to live it with. While she stumbles toward an uncertain future as a single mother raising a baby with her own widowed mother (plot twist!), Leslie looks back on her love story with Scott, recounting their journey through racism, religious differences, and persistent confusion about what kugel is. Will she find the strength to finish the most important thing that she and Scott started? Tender, true, and endearingly hilarious, Black Widow is a story about the power of love, and how the only guide book for recovery is the one you write yourself.

The Shadow Writer

The Shadow Writer
Author: Eliza Maxwell
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1542043492
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Release: 2019-05
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

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Every writer has a story. Some are deadlier than others. Aspiring author Graye Templeton will do anything to escape the horrific childhood crime that haunts her. After a life lived in shadows, she's accepted a new job as protégé to Laura West, influential book blogger and wife of an acclaimed novelist. Laura's connections could make Graye's publishing dreams a reality. But there's more to Laura than meets the eye. Behind the veneer of a charmed life, Laura's marriage is collapsing. Her once-lauded husband is descending into alcoholism and ruin and bringing Laura nearer to the edge. As the two women form a bond that seems meant to be, long-buried secrets claw their way into the present, and the line between friendship and obsession begins to blur, forcing each to decide where her loyalties lie. Running from the past is a dangerous game, and the loser could end up dead.

Watcher of the Dead

Watcher of the Dead
Author: J. V. Jones
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1429933186
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Release: 2010-04-13
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

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The epic fourth novel of the Sword of Shadows fantasy series In this powerful saga of redemption and renewal, J. V. Jones brings to vivid life the magnificent tapestry of a world at once desperately fighting for survival against supernatural monsters and rent by internecine warfare. The frozen land at the north of the world was once ruled by a legendary nation of superhuman warriors. But that age has passed, leaving ancient clans to struggle for dominance as supernatural forces beyond their control threaten their very existence. Amid the chaos of world-changing violence, unlikely heroes emerge. An unwanted warrior, a forsaken woman of power, the betrayed widow of a slain clan chief: these are the heroes rising to claim what has been taken from them and to reshape the world. In a sharply observed narrative that illuminates these riven lives, Jones has crafted a human drama full of the excitement, suspense, and sheer storytelling power that have made the Sword of Shadows a fantasy series that transcends genre to become a memorable tale of human striving and triumph that speaks to readers as have few others. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Caretakers

The Caretakers
Author: Eliza Maxwell
Pages: 318
ISBN: 154204457X
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

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In the isolated estate she's found the perfect getaway. But there's no escaping the past in this chilling novel from the bestselling author of The Unremembered Girl. Filmmaker Tessa Shepherd helped free a man she believed was wrongly imprisoned for murder. When he kills again, Tessa's life is upended. She's reeling with guilt, her reputation destroyed. Worse, Tessa's mother has unexpectedly passed away, and her sister, Margot, turns on her after tensions from their past escalate. Hounded by a bullying press, Tessa needs an escape. That's when she learns of a strange inheritance bequeathed by her mother: a derelict and isolated estate known as Fallbrook. It seems like the perfect refuge. A crumbling monument to a gruesome history, the mansion has been abandoned by all but two elderly sisters retained as caretakers. They are also guardians of all its mysteries. As the house starts revealing its dark secrets, Tessa must face her fears and right the wrongs of her past to save herself and her relationship with Margot. But nothing and no one at Fallbrook are what they seem.

The Watcher

The Watcher
Author: Charles Maclean
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101623954
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Release: 2012-09-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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Charles Maclean's horror classic is finally back in print Friday, rush hour. Martin Gregory just manages to catch the 4:48 train. Tomorrow is his wife's birthday and he plans to devote the weekend to her and their beloved dogs. But when he rises in the morning, Martin does something so horrific, so inexplicable, and so out of character that his only option is to run. A lost horror classic back in print at last, The Watcher chronicles Martin as his quest for understanding plunges him through shifting realities and twisted corridors of time, and into the deepest recesses of the human mind. "The number one horror novel of all time!" --The Guardian (London) "An extraordinary book, unlike anything else I've read." --Charlie Higson, author of The Dead "I'm something of an insomniac. I read The Watcher and stopped sleeping altogether." --Paul Newman "If you are easily upset...stop right here." --The New York Times

Watcher

Watcher
Author: MariaLisa deMora
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780996748674
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Release: 2016-11-03
Editor: MLK Publishing
Language: en

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Watcher is known in the MC community as a man with strong beliefs. His sense of honor has been built in him from childhood, forged in the mountains of Kentucky, rooted there by family and circumstance. In the ever-changing world of outlaws, he’s made a place for himself, winning a seat at the table for negotiations and decisions that impact not only his club, but those around him. Powerful men ask for his counsel, revealing a trust and respect that can only be earned. His family loves and supports him, too, and he protects his wife and children with a fierceness that consumes. Enemies loom on the horizon, because for every man he calls brother, there are those who would take everything from him. Full description: Michael Otey learned early in life that people outside the ranks of family and close friends were not to be trusted. They were the kind of folks who would use you right up, betraying and throwing you away once your usefulness was exhausted. At sixteen, life nearly derailed in a moment of rage, he was presented with two impossible choices. He selected a track, prayed it was the right one, and set foot on the path of honor, because even at such a young age, he knew honor mattered. Almost immediately things started looking up in his life. The Army molded him into a soldier, giving him no choice but to excel. Through years of service, the men in his unit forced him to become a leader, moving him to that role by demonstrating with every action that they believed he was trustworthy. Brothers in arms. That was when death and destruction once again rocked his world, forcing another impossible choice. Pierced through with a thirst for vengeance, raging and alone, he gravitated towards the kind of men who shared his feelings. Hard men, but ones filled with an unshakable sense of honor. Members of a motorcycle club who were not afraid to wreak devastation in support of the found family they shared. The Outriders MC. Brothers in spirit. To escape the ghosts haunting them both, his older brother had launched his own club, filled with veterans and soldiers. His brother's stories about his members set up a longing deep inside him, and Mike found himself reaching towards the forgiveness and peace his brother had found. But, in an atmosphere drowning in blood and hate, peace was hard to find. Determined to start fresh, it wasn't long before Mike, now known as Watcher, followed his brother west, finding a true home as a Southern Soldiers. Brothers in truth. Then, on what should have been a routine run into Old Mexico, Watcher was confronted by both loss and hope. He saved a doe-eyed beauty from a life branded by pain, but in turn lost the last close link to his family. In her it seemed he found a reason for carrying on, even perhaps a chance at love. As he rebuilt his life, he vowed to keep her safe and the club strong, promising to protect everything that mattered. Brothers. Family. Honor. To do that, Watcher would need to open long-tattered connections to Kentucky, reaching far into his pain-filled past and calling on Davis Mason and the Rebel Wayfarers MC. 18+ due to explicit content. *Please note this book is part of the Rebel Wayfarers MC book series, featuring characters from additional books in the series. If the books are read out of order, you'll twig to spoilers for the other books, so going back to read the skipped titles won’t have the same angsty reveals. I strongly recommend you read them in order. Available now: Mica (book #1), Slate (book #2), Bear (book #3), Jase (book #4), Gunny (book #5), Mason (book #6), Hoss (book #7), Duck (book #8), Watcher (book #9), Bones (book #10), Fury (book #11), and Cassie (book #12).

Pretty Little Girls

Pretty Little Girls
Author: Jenifer Ruff
Pages: 292
ISBN: 1733957030
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Release: 2019-08
Editor: Agent Victoria Heslin
Language: en

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From a USA Today Bestselling author, a timely and intense new mystery. Until you know who to trust, trust no one.The disappearance of a prep school girl from an affluent family leads to a shocking world of hidden secrets. FBI Agent Victoria Heslin investigates alongside local police, but the mysteries only get deeper. Why are the girl's parents so uncooperative? And why are the local authorities resisting her help? When her efforts uncover a sex trafficking operation, Heslin enlists friend and fellow Agent Dante Rivera to go rogue and try to save the girls, before it's too late. Pretty Little Girls is the second book in the Agent Victoria Heslin Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Jenifer Ruff. It can be read as a standalone. Praise from Amazon and Goodreads Reviewers: "Captivating, relevant, impactful." "Eye-opening!" "An important topic handled with taste and empathy." "Timely and scary!" "Once you start you won't be able to breathe until the end." "Could not put this down!" "Timely and realistic. It hits a nerve and gets the blood boiling. Jenifer Ruff has the ability to bring you INTO the story instead of just observing it." Grab your copy today!

The Widow Watchers

The Widow Watchers
Author: Frank Archer
Pages: 188
ISBN: OCLC:222123904
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Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Alone

Alone
Author: Katie Funk Wiebe
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0919797598
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Release: 1987
Editor: Kindred Productions
Language: en

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The Kinfolk

The Kinfolk
Author: Eliza Maxwell
Pages: 218
ISBN: 0692732985
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Release: 2016-06-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Along the banks of the Neches river, surrounded by the dense piney woods of east Texas, where the humidity makes even the mosquitos go a little soft in the head, there's a pack of liars, thieves, and fools that Mimosa Mabry reluctantly calls family. After a lifetime spent trying to put the place behind her, the kinfolk have come calling, and they want her home. Against her better judgement, Mo returns, but finds the answers she's searching for-the truth about a child named Lucy-are farther from her grasp than ever. Because in deep east Texas, at the mercy of your kin, truth is relative-as enigmatic as a carnival shell game. And the game is rigged.

The Watcher in the Pine

The Watcher in the Pine
Author: Rebecca Pawel
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781569474099
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Release: 2006-02
Editor: Soho Press
Language: en

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The hostilities are never over in the mournful mysteries that Rebecca Pawel sets in the devastated cities of Spain in the aftermath of the Civil War... Pawel frames the complex ethical issues she raises in the divided loyalties of her series' hero...and his wife, Elena, whose sympathies are entirely with the Republican cause. Until the family wounds are healed, Pawel argues, the war will never end. - The New York Times Book Review

A Dance of Shadows

A Dance of Shadows
Author: David Dalglish
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780316242424
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Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From USA Today bestselling author David Dalglish "Prove that you can stand against the darkness and live." In book #4 of the Shadowdance series, Haern is the King's Watcher, born an assassin only to become the city of Veldaren's protector against the thief guilds. When Lord Victor Kane attacks the city, determined to stamp out all corruption, foreign gangs pour in amidst the chaos in an attempt to overthrow the current lords of the underworld. And when a mysterious killer known as the Widow begins mutilating thieves, paranoia engulfs the city. Haern knows someone is behind the turmoil, pulling strings. If he doesn't find out who -- and soon -- his beloved city will burn. Light or darkness: where will the line be drawn? Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power in this fourth novel of the Shadowdance series, previously released as Blood of the Underworld. Shadowdance A Dance of Cloaks A Dance of Blades A Dance of Mirrors A Dance of Shadows A Dance of Ghosts A Dance of Chaos Seraphim Skyborn Fireborn Shadowborn

Storm Watcher

Storm Watcher
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Pages: 228
ISBN: 161603033X
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Release: 2013
Editor: Leap Books, LLC
Language: en

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After his mother's death in a storm, Luke and his family--who themselves are search and rescue volunteers--are set emotionally adrift, but Luke has hopes that a summer spent helping at a dog kennel in exchange for a papillon puppy will help the time pass.

In the Clearing

In the Clearing
Author: JP Pomare
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780316462952
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Mulholland Books
Language: en

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Set against a ticking clock, this "taut and unpredictable" thriller pits a ruthless cult against a mother's love, revealing that our darkest secrets are the hardest ones to leave behind (Chris Hammer). Four days to go Amy has only ever known life in the Clearing, amidst her brothers and sisters--until a newcomer, a younger girl, joins the "family" and offers a glimpse of the outside world. Three days to go Freya is going to great lengths to seem like an "everyday mum," even as she maintains her isolated lifestyle, hoping to protect her young son and her dog. Two days to go When news breaks of a missing girl--a child the same age as Freya's son, Billy--Amy and Freya find themselves headed for a shocking collision. One day to go

Natural Acts A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

Natural Acts  A Sidelong View of Science and Nature
Author: David Quammen
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393333602
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Release: 2009-03-30
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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A new edition of the author's first work of nonfiction traces his journeys throughout natural regions of the world to pose such lively questions as the redeeming merits of mosquitoes and the potential for cloning, in a volume complemented by the author's popular "Natural Acts" columns. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Dead watchers and Other Folk lore Tales of Westmeath

The Dead watchers  and Other Folk lore Tales of Westmeath
Author: Patrick Bardan
Pages: 78
ISBN: HARVARD:HNP1QQ
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Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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