Welcome to Echo Falls. Home of a thousand secrets, where Ingrid Levin-Hill, super sleuth, never knows what will happen next.
"Down the Rabbit Hole (Unabridged)"
The unfaithful wife. With her no-nonsense business savvy and exquisite eye for acquisition, Francie is a rising star in the Boston art world. But her personal life is about to take a decidedly dark turn. The cheating lover: A virile and charismatic radio psychologist, Ned hosts a popular show poised on the brink of syndication. Though married and successful, he has one fatal weakness.
Things are amiss at 99 Maple Lane: Ingrid's dad's job is in jeopardy, but he won't explain why. Ingrid's brother, Ty, is getting buff, really buff, but when Ty starts getting moody, Ingrid wonders if there's more to his physical fitness than lifting weights. Meanwhile, Ingrid's beloved soccer coach is replaced by an icy newcomer named Julia LeCaine, who seems a little too savvy to be in it for the postgame pizza.
"Behind the Curtain Review"
Los Angeles single mother Jessie Shapiro restores paintings for a living, but ever since her divorce from unfaithful musician Pat, she can barely make ends meet. One weekend Pat fails to bring their 10-year-old daughter, Kate, home. When Jessie goes to his Venice Beach house, she hears a disturbing cut-off message on his answering machine and discovers strange foreign words written in big block letters on his kitchen blackboard. Then her life is threatened.
Deciding on her 39th birthday that a baby is the best present she could give herself, single Manhattan public relations executive Nina Kitchener makes an appointment to undergo artificial insemination at the Human Fertility Institute. Nine months later the nightmare begins. Just hours after she gives birth, someone kidnaps her infant son from the nursery. The police aren't helping, the fertility institute has shut down, and Nina believes that the only way to find her baby is to learn the identity of the sperm donor.
Twenty years ago, Alvin DuPree was jailed for murdering Nell Jarreau's boyfriend - on the strength of Nell's testimony. Now, Alvin has been exonerated. Wondering whether she was delusional, Nell searches for answers by digging through her painful past - and sets foot on a path leading directly to Alvin.
When Scott and Linda Gardner hire Julian Sawyer to tutor their troubled teenage son Brandon, Julian seems like the answer to a prayer. He's bright, courteous, refined, and connects with Brandon in a way neither of his parents can. They embrace Julian almost as a member of the family. But the tutor has his own dark agenda. For Julian, the Gardners are like specimens in jars, creatures to be studied - and manipulated.
"A unique battle of wits - excellent!"
A woman retains the services of private investigator Nick Petrov, who achieved celebrity status after apprehending serial killer Gerald Reasoner. She wants him to track down her missing daughter, but Nick senses all is not as it seems. Then he suffers a severe head trauma, and large gaps appear in his memory. Bizarre clues lead him to believe that he must revisit the Reasoner case to solve the mystery he's been plunged into.
"Good Character Empathy"
"Mackie dreaded the mail." From the simple beginning, Peter Abrahams opens the curtains on a mesmerizing world down on the Mexican border, a world of complex and passionate people whose ambitions will lead them on a relentless collision course, a desert world that rises to the mythic in Their Wildest Dreams. The suspense will grab you and not let you go, the surprises will shock you, but in the end it will be the wonderful characters who remain in your mind.
When Roy's best friend joins a Civil War reenactment group, spending his weekends in camps where the year is forever 1863, Roy finds the idea laughable . . even though he is the descendent and namesake of a Confederate Civil War hero. But when he visits the regiment just to be polite, something unexpected happens, gradually opening Roy's eyes to the secret of a distant conflict that never ended - and leading him down a path that grows more menacing at every turn.
In this breathtaking thriller, a man with nothing to lose races against time to uncover shattering secrets from his past. Critically acclaimed Agatha Award-winning author Peter Abrahams is hailed by Stephen King as his "favorite suspense novelist".
"Great plot, some dialogue issues..."
Rachel Monette arrives home to a scene of unspeakable violence: Her French-born husband, Dan, is dead - the victim of a savage stabbing - and her five-year-old son is missing. A neighbor claims she saw a rabbi taking Adam away. But there are no synagogues in Williamstown. The only clue is a letter Rachel finds in Dan's safety deposit box. Written in 1942, it's about the reassignment of three German soldiers to a place called Camp Siegfried in the supposedly unoccupied western part of North Africa.
"What a waste!"
After his unit is decimated in the Israeli war, Lieutenant Isaac Rehv returns to Haifa to find his family savagely murdered. Torn apart with grief and rage, he vows that his enemies - and the enemies of Israel - will pay. As Rehv prepares to unleash his secret weapon on an unsuspecting Islamic world, a terrorist watch group, led by a former CIA agent named Krebs, follows his every move. But Krebs may be too late to prevent the coming destruction.
For Nat, a shining all-American boy with blue-collar roots, acceptance to New England's exclusive Inverness College seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. The chilling events that follow are nothing like what he imagined. It begins at Christmas break. Nat, unable to afford going home for the holidays, remains alone on the deserted campus. Alone - until he meets Grace and Izzie Zorn, twin sisters who, although biologically identical, are utterly different.