The Child Next Door

An unputdownable psychological thriller with a brilliant twist
Author: Shalini Boland
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786813815
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The Child Next Door: An Unputdownable Psychological Thriller with a Brilliant Twist


Author: Shalini Boland
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 9781786813824
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
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'Thrilling, intense. Readers of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will love Shalini Boland.' Red Adept 'Don't take my baby.' Kirstie Rawlings is jolted awake by a child crying. Racing upstairs to check on her new-born, she is plunged into every parents' worst nightmare. She hears an unknown voice in the baby monitor, saying: 'Let's take the child - and go.' Is someone trying to steal her little girl? In the bedroom, her daughter is safe asleep in her cot. Is the voice coming from a nearby house? But there aren't any other children living on her quiet country road... The police don't believe her. And neither does her husband. Kirstie knows something isn't right. She thought she could trust her neighbours, now she isn't sure.As she unravels the secrets of the people living on her street, Kirstie's perfect life begins to fall apart. Because someone is hiding a terrible lie. And they will do anything to stop Kirstie uncovering the truth. But is the danger closer to home than she thinks? From the top ten bestselling author of The Secret Mother, this completely gripping psychological thriller will make you wonder what really goes on behind closed doors. And will keep you guessing from the first page until the final shocking twist. What readers are saying about Shalini Boland: 'Absolutely addictive and brilliant with an end I didn't see coming. This is one book you have to read and it gets 5 huge stars from me!!!!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Wow, wow, wow! What a fantastic book! The book starts with a bang... from page one and believe me, it doesn't let up throughout... keeps you gripped until the very end!' Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars 'Oh yes, yes, yes, yes this was my kind of read, I really have taken this and added it to my top 10 this year, it's a screaming from the rooftops fantastic read, if you love a good thriller... if you love to stay up all night reading because you simply can't switch your mind off from a book, this is it, you found it, don't look any further... so fast paced it leaves your breathless. One of the best psychological thrillers that I have read that has shocked me, left me dribbling for me and wanting more from this author.' Read Along With Sue, 5 stars 'OMG. What a phenomenal book! I read this book in 24 hours because I could not put it down.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

The Couple Next Door


Author: Shari Lapena
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
ISBN: 9780735221086
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting! Sue Grafton, """New York Times"""bestselling author of"""X""" Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR lingers long after you turn the final page. Harlan Coben, #1"New York Times"bestselling author of "Fool Me Once" " ""Provocative and shocking. --Lisa Gardner, the"New York Times" bestsellingauthor of"Find Her" "How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even yourself? " "People are capable of almost anything. . ." "A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . ." Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist."

The Family Next Door

A Novel
Author: Sally Hepworth
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250120918
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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America's next favorite Australian author! "With jaw-dropping discoveries and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies." —Library Journal, starred review Small, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets. From the outside, Essie’s life looks idyllic: a loving husband, a beautiful house in a good neighborhood, and a nearby mother who dotes on her grandchildren. But few of Essie’s friends know her secret shame: that in a moment of maternal despair, she once walked away from her newborn, asleep in her carriage in a park. Disaster was avoided and Essie got better, but she still fears what lurks inside her, even as her daughter gets older and she has a second baby. When a new woman named Isabelle moves in next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in the neighborhood. Why single, when everyone else is married with children? Why renting, when everyone else owns? What mysterious job does she have? And why is she so fascinated with Essie? As the two women grow closer and Essie’s friends voice their disapproval, it starts to become clear that Isabelle’s choice of neighborhood was no accident. And that her presence threatens to bring shocking secrets to light. The Family Next Door is Sally Hepworth at her very best: at once a deeply moving portrait of family drama and a compelling suburban mystery that will keep you hooked until the very last page.

The Secret Mother

A gripping psychological thriller that will have you hooked
Author: Shalini Boland
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786813173
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
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‘Absolutely addictive and brilliant with an end I didn't see coming. This is one book you have to read and it gets 5 huge stars from me!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Are you my mummy?’ Tessa Markham returns home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children. Not anymore. She doesn’t know who the little boy is or how he got there. After contacting the police, Tessa is suspected of taking the mystery child. Her whole life is turned upside down. And then her husband reveals a secret of his own… Tessa isn’t sure what to believe or who to trust. Because someone is lying. To find out who, she must confront her painful past. But is the truth more dangerous than Tessa realises? An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller with a twist that will make you wonder if you can ever trust anyone again. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister this book will have you hooked. What readers are saying about The Secret Mother: ‘Wow, wow, wow! What a fantastic book! The book starts with a bang… from page one and believe me, it doesn’t let up throughout the book and keeps you gripped until the very end!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Oh yes, yes, yes, yes this was my kind of read, I really have taken this and added it to my top 10 this year, it’s a screaming from the rooftops fantastic read, if you love a good thriller… if you love to stay up all night reading because you simply can't switch your mind off from a book, this is it, you found it, don't look any further… so fast paced it leaves your breathless. One of the best psychological thrillers that I have read that has shocked me, left me dribbling for me and wanting more from this author.’ Read Along With Sue, 5 stars ‘Wow, wow and wow! What a read! Gripping from start to end and a very clever plot that keeps you guessing all the way. I loved this book ... didn’t want it to finish.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars ‘Utterly gripping to the last page and full of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. A fantastic thriller!' Sarah A. Denzil, author of #1 bestseller Silent Child ‘Another five-star winner from this author… Kept me gripped from the very first page… An absolute must read… Wish I could have given it more than just 5 stars!’ Bookseller Review, 5 stars ‘I was on the edge of my seat… This has to be one of the most suspenseful books I have ever read! I felt the hairs on the back of my neck go up and my heart raced a mile a minute.’ Touch My Spine, 5 stars ‘An absolutely brilliant story, I was so hooked, loved every minute of it, I couldn't put my kindle down as I needed to know the ending, and what a brilliant ending it was!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow! What a thrilling ride! Enough twists to keep me guessing until the very end, this one took the idea of a curve-ball and brought it to a whole new level. The end was incredible. I've read some fantastic psychological thrillers lately, but The Secret Mother blew them all out of the water. Really, honestly, pick up this one.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘When a book captures you from the very first page and doesn't let go to the very last, you read it in one sitting as you can't put it down and then feel very satisfied when you have finished it then you know it is a special book. This is one of those books! ... I totally recommend. 5 big shiny stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Absolutely loved this amazing book! ... One of the best psychological thrillers I have read!’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

The Next Girl

A gripping crime thriller with a heart-stopping twist
Author: Carla Kovach
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786813858
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The Woman Next Door


Author: Liz Byrski
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
ISBN: 1925480038
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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"The doyenne of women's fiction" West Australian Over the years, the residents of Emerald Street have become more than just neighbours, they have built lasting friendships over a drink and chat on their back verandahs. Now a new chapter begins with the children having left home. Helen and Dennis have moved from their high maintenance family property to an apartment by the river with all the mod cons. For Joyce and Mac, the empty nest has Joyce craving a new challenge, while Mac fancies retirement on the south coast. Meanwhile, Polly embarks on a surprising long-distance relationship. But she worries about her friend next door. Stella's erratic behaviour is starting to resemble something much more serious than endearing eccentricity... With her trademark warmth and wisdom, Liz Byrski involves us in the lives and loves of Emerald Street, and reminds us what it is to be truly neighbourly. MORE PRAISE FOR THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR "Liz Byrski has a guaranteed cheer squad for her novels which champion ... women taking charge of their life and growing old creatively." Daily Telegraph "Compelling reading, combining great drama with strong and complex characters." West Australian

The Child


Author: Fiona Barton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101990503
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow comes a twisting novel of psychological suspense—as seen in People, Entertainment Weekly, Time, USA Today, Bustle, Good Housekeeping.com, HelloGiggles, The Boston Globe, PureWow, The Dallas Morning News, and more! “The Child is a perfect blend of beach read and book club selection....[A] page-turning whodunit….A novel that is both fast-paced and thought-provoking.”—USA Today As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers human remains, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who has been found at the building site? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A child was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss. But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn—house by house—into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women—and torn between what she can and cannot tell... An NPR Best Book of the Year A Bustle Best Thriller Novel of the Year

The Girl Next Door


Author: Jack Ketchum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780843955439
Category: Fiction
Page: 370
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A teenage girl is held captive and brutally tortured by neighborhood children. Based on a true story, this shocking novel reveals the depravity of which we are all capable.

The Girl from the Sea


Author: Shalini Boland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780956998552
Category: Fiction
Page: 306
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For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. A chilling suspense story of wounded hearts and dark secrets. Washed up on the beach, she can't remember who she is. She can't even remember her name. Turns out, she has a perfect life - friends and family eager to fill in the blanks. But why are they lying to her? What don't they want her to remember? When you don't even know who you are, how do you know who to trust?

The Silent Sister

A gripping psychological thriller with a nailbiting twist
Author: Shalini Boland
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786815559
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The Boy at the Door


Author: Alex Dahl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451491807
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Set against a stunning Scandinavian backdrop, a gritty novel of psychological suspense that asks the question how far would you go to hold onto what you have? Cecilia Wilborg has it all--a loving husband, two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous home in the affluent Norwegian town of Sandefjord. And she works hard to keep it all together. Too hard. Because one mistake from her past could bring it all crashing down around her. Annika Lucasson lives a dark life with her abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend. She's lost everything one too many times and now she's got one last chance to save herself, thanks to Cecilia. Annika knows her secret--and just how much she's willing to do to make it all go away... When someone forgets to pick up their little boy at the local pool, Cecilia agrees to take him home, only to find an abandoned, empty house. It's the first step in the unraveling of her meticulously crafted life, as her and Annika's worlds collide...

The Boy Next Door


Author: Katie Van Ark
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250061466
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
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In this intensely romantic debut novel, a teen figure skater falls in love with her skating partner--who is also the boy next door.

The Millionaire's Wife

A Twisty Suspense Thriller
Author: Shalini Boland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993569500
Category: Fiction
Page: 306
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Can you ever really know the ones you love? Anna Blackwell lives a charmed life with her husband, in a clifftop mansion overlooking the ocean. But things haven't always been this way. When a woman is killed on the other side of the world, Anna realises that her past has caught up with her. That her greatest fear is about to come true. That it's her turn next. Uncover a web of lies and deceit in Shalini Boland's new chilling, twisty suspense thriller.

Invincible

The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up with Domestic Violence, and the Truths to Set You Free
Author: Brian F. Martin
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 0399166580
Category: Abused children
Page: 288
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According to UNICEF, growing up with domestic violence is one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world, affecting more than a billion people. Yet too few people are aware of the profound impact it can have. Invincibleseeks to change this lack of awareness and understanding with a compelling look at this important issue, informing and inspiring anyone who grew up living with domestic violence - and those who love them, work with them, teach them, and mentor them. Through powerful first-person stories, including the author's own experiences, as well as insightful commentary based on the most recent social science and psychology research, Invincible not only offers a deeper understanding of the concerns and challenges of those who grew up with domestic violence, but also provides proven strategies everyone can use to reclaim their lives and futures. 'When you grow up living with domestic violence, witnessing those you love tear each other down with physical and verbal blows, your brain doesn't know how to deal with that.' from the foreword by Tony RobbinsThe author is donating all net royalties to the Childhood Domestic Violence Association. 'I have never shared the fact that I was a child of domestic violence. And, if I had not met Brian Martin, I don't know if I would have. What appeals to me most about Brian's approach is that it is based on empowerment. Our experiences as children living with domestic violence have given us the equipment - a secret weapon, if you will - to overcome all kinds of obstacles in our lives. It means we are notvictims, we are victorious.' Tony Robbins, bestselling author and Peal Performance strategist 'Attention-grabbing and revealing, giving us insight into the world of CDV. It will be a valuable tool for our staff and New York City's most vulnerable population - its children.' Trevor M. Johns, acting associate commissioner, NYC Administration for Children's Services 'Martin's kindness shines through this book. And though many purported self-help books often have the stench of the obvious - House too cluttered? Throw out stuff! Overweight? Eat less, move more! - Invincible has the air of honesty and hard work, and the feeling of someone who wants to help. It is not easy reading. It is not pleasant reading. But for anyone who grew up in a violent household, it could very well be the most important reading.' NJ.com

Among the Hidden


Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689848070
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children

A Modern-Day Retelling of Hansel and Gretel
Author: Keith McGowan
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429927475
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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When Sol and Connie Blink move to Grand Creek, one of the first people to welcome them is an odd older woman, Fay Holaderry, and her friendly dog, Swift, who carries a very strange bone in his mouth. Sol knows a lot more than the average eleven-year-old, so when he identifies the bone as human, he and Connie begin to wonder if their new neighbor is up to no good. In a spine-tingling adventure that makes them think twice about who they can trust, Sol and Connie discover that solving mysteries can be a dangerous game—even for skilled junior sleuths.

The Children of NAFTA

Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border
Author: David Bacon
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520237781
Category: History
Page: 348
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This is a journalistic chronicle of contemporary labor wars and organizing on the United States/Mexican border. Based on gripping firsthand reports, this book investigates the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on those who labor in the agricultural fields and maquiladora factories on the border.

The Millionaire Next Door

The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
Author: Thomas J. Stanley,William D. Danko
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 1589795474
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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This bestselling resource identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. The new edition, the first since 1998, includes a new Foreword for the 21st century by Dr. Stanley.

The Girl Next Door

A Novel
Author: Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476784329
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Discovering an earthen tunnel in their 1944 London suburb, six children share a summer of subterranean exploration and reunite six decades later when a box with skeletal remains is found in the same location. By the Edgar Award-winning author of the Inspector Wexford series. 60,000 first printing.