A hundred years ago, it was the trial of the century. A young woman stood accused of brutally murdering her father and stepmother in a crime so heinous that it became a benchmark in human tragedy. A hundred years later, the Lizzie Borden case still resounds in the imagination.
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Children disappear in Vargas County. There's no soft or kind way to put it. In days long past, I lost a sister and then my Weesie and I lost our son. Some live in peace with the specter, some rise up and make accusations, but all of us breathe a sigh of relief when our young'uns reach puberty and we don't have to worry about them anymore.
Three college girls go looking for excitement in a cowboy bar east of the mountains. After their car breaks down on the way, they come across a campground closed for the winter where three older guys are hanging out, drinking in their car, having gone "camping" on a whim. The girls pile into the car with them to get warm. The events which then transpire on this endless night of truth and terror leave three people dead and four people with lives that will never be the same.
This is a dark erotic thriller from veteran author Elizabeth Engstrom. It all starts with two blonde sisters, one black husband, and one murdered Navajo. Reality becomes increasingly uncertain as a husband works to help his accused wife. Evidence isn't what it seems to be, neither woman is who she seems to be, and all three hold close their dark secrets.
Peter and Tess, both damaged by their various encounters with family and love, meet in a bar and go back to his place for the night. There, they discover the freedom of unconditional love and acceptance and retreat from the world to search for the meaning of life in each other. Eventually, their experiment takes a dark turn.
Sally Ann is a bright and bubbling farm girl, still caught in the thrill of a brand-new husband and a shining future ahead. When a careless exploration leaves her trapped underground, she learns to live again in the absence of everything she once knew. Even driven by love and light, Sally Ann finds the deepest darkness within herself in When Darkness Loves Us.
When a dead guy falls off the train just yards from Yorktown, a hobo camp near West Wheaton, California, all manner of forces begin to collide. Three men live in Yorktown: York, the old, blind hobo and self-proclaimed mayor of his little enclave; Denny, the young rail rider; and Sly, the damaged Vietnam vet. When they are blamed for the murder, the town fathers are ready to bulldoze the camp that has existed there for 40 years or more.
In this gritty, hard-hitting story, a young mom gets caught up in a complex web of drug smuggling and money laundering, unwittingly putting her son's life at risk. She bravely and courageously faces down the bad guys and finds love in an unexpected place, with an unlikely partner.