Download or read book Drowning Instinct written by Ilsa J. Bick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-02-28 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jenna is sweet sixteen, the age when a girl is supposed to find her prince. Instead she finds Mr Anderson - intelligent, handsome, married Mr Anderson, who just happens to be her chemistry teacher. With a dark past and a difficult family, Jenna is just happy to have someone to protect her, to worry about her, to love her. But should she be suspicious of Mr Anderson's reputation for helping 'damaged' students? Why is the most popular girl in school suddenly jealous of her? And where is Mr Anderson's wife? This is a love story that breaks all the rules, but that won't stop it breaking your heart.
Download or read book My Drowning written by Jim Grimsley and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1998-01-27 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A portrait of an aging woman attempting to sort out her life against the backdrop of the second World War finds Ellen Tote wondering about the recurring dream she has had her whole life and trying to solve the mystery of her past
Download or read book The Drowning Ground written by James Marrison and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2015-08-27 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Marrison's chilling debut, The Drowning Ground, will plunge readers into of the secrets, fears and lies of a small community. Perfect for fans of hit TV series Broadchurch and The Missing. 'DARK, GRIPPING AND UNEXPECTED' LINWOOD BARCLAY *** A man is found dead near his home with a pitchfork through his neck. When DCI Guillermo Downes is called to the scene he realizes the victim is well known to him. A decade earlier, Downes made a promise to the families of two missing girls that he would find their daughters. Although cleared of any involvement, the dead man had been a suspect in their disappearance. And as the ripples from his death spread through the local community it happens to offer fresh hope that the detective might finally make good on his promise. But as Downes, tormented by his own troubled past, pursues the case alongside a new partner, Sergeant Graves, it soon becomes clear to them both that there's a darkness at the heart of the investigation more dreadful than either could ever have imagined. As past and present bind ever more tightly, Downes and Graves are forced to confront a terrible truth that lies just beneath the surface. *** Praise for The Drowning Ground: 'An Argentinian DCI in the heart of middle England brings a thoughtful outsider's viewpoint to a murder that has troubling links to unsolved crimes from the past. Guillermo Downes's intelligent, intuitive policework keeps the pages turning' Sunday Times 'An intriguing debut ... the plot [has] a strength and texture that help set it apart . . . Taut and told with panache, it ushers in a suitably spiky police hero' Daily Mail 'Marrison's tense début expertly evokes a sense of place . . . the highly unusual denouement will catch most readers by surprise' Publishers Weekly 'A gripping thriller . . . a readable, complex tale, astutely paced . . . If the mark of a good whodunnit is that you can't actually guess whodunnit, then The Drowning Ground does its job well. Despite following the plot closely, I was still taken aback by the denouement' The Herald 'Move over Morse' Oxford Times 'With an intricate plot with numerous twists and an intriguing cop with a complex history, Marrison rivets the reader straight through to the novel's chilling conclusion. An author to watch, he scores high with this impressive debut' Richmond Times Dispatch 'An assured debut which promises much for the future' crimefictionlover.com 'So many characters with so many secrets and deviant behaviours make this debut mystery by James Marrison a real winner. The author's complex plotting, haunted characters, and gorgeous descriptions of winter are an absolute joy to read even as the action takes one suspenseful turn, then another and then another to an unexpected denouement. When it seems as though all the clues have been resolved, Marrison saves one last shocking revelation for the final chapter.. . . Expertly setting us up for the next chapter in the series ( I can't wait!), Marrison writes lovingly of his new hero, Guillermo Downes, a detective plagued by demons both internal and external yet determined to expose murder most foul whenever and wherever he can' curledup.com 'A masterful novel . . . The protagonists are wonderfully portrayed. Downes is a bit of a mystery, a man born in Buenos Aires of a Argentinian mother and an English father. What led him to leave his homeland and make a life for himself in this small English town? Perhaps the answer will be revealed in the next novel in the series, something I'm eagerly anticipating' marilynmystertreads.com
Download or read book Drowning Cygnet written by Connie Marten and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Drowning of Chittenden written by Rebecca Williamson and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2000-10-01 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There's a terrible secret buried in the drowning Chittenden hills. A generation ago, Janie Bainbridge's mother ran from that secret, leaving the hills forever for a life in the city. She never returned. A year ago, when they finished the dam and the hills began to drown, the secret found Janie's grandfather--and it killed him. Today, rebuilding her life in the wake of a nightmarish divorce, Janie's returned to Chittenden. Returned to face the secret that created her--returned to discover the truth, or die.
Download or read book The Four Books written by Daniel K. Gardner and published by Hackett Publishing. This book was released on 2007-03-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this engaging volume, Daniel Gardner explains the way in which the Four Books--Great Learning, Analects, Mencius, and Maintaining Perfect Balance--have been read and understood by the Chinese since the twelfth century. Selected passages in translation are accompanied by Gardner's comments, which incorporate selections from the commentary and interpretation of the renowned Neo-Confucian thinker, Zhu Xi (1130-1200). This study provides an ideal introduction to the basic texts in the Confucian tradition from the twelfth through the twentieth centuries. It guides the reader through Zhu Xi's influential interpretation of the Four Books, showing how Zhu, through the genre of commentary, gave new coherence and meaning to these foundational texts. Since the Four Books with Zhu Xi's commentary served as the basic textbook for Chinese schooling and the civil service examinations for more than seven hundred years, this book illustrates as well the nature of the standard Chinese educational curriculum.
Download or read book Drowning in Screen Time written by David Murrow and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2020-12-29 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Screens connect us 24/7—and we’ve never been lonelier. The average American spends nine hours a day in the screen world. Heavy screen users are experiencing an epidemic of anxiety, isolation, and suicidal thoughts. The more time we devote to screen life, the more difficult real life becomes. Bestselling author David Murrow is a screen-industry insider who shows us the way back to balance. His new book is based on five simple parables that explain how and why screens grab our attention and won’t let go. You’ll learn: What screens are doing to your brain and body Why screen time increases anxiety Why screen-mediated communication is threatening your real relationships How to stop checking your phone every three minutes Why millions are spending less time on social media Why people are so nasty online Why video games and web surfing are so addicting Strategies to help parents manage their kids’ screen use How to help a friend or loved one overcome a screen addiction Drowning in Screen Time is not about becoming a digital hermit. It’s a practical guide that can help anyone find screen life-real life balance again.
Download or read book Boudu Saved from Drowning written by Richard Boston and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-25 with total page 83 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Boudu is one of Jean Renoir's masterpieces and features Michel Simon's performance as the disreputable tramp rescued from the river. It is discussed here by Richard Boston, video critic of the 'Guardian'. The book features a brief production history and detailed filmography.
Download or read book Drowning Ruth written by Christina Schwarz and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2008-11-19 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. Winter, 1919. Amanda Starkey spends her days nursing soldiers wounded in the Great War. Finding herself suddenly overwhelmed, she flees Milwaukee and retreats to her family's farm on Nagawaukee Lake, seeking comfort with her younger sister, Mathilda, and three-year-old niece, Ruth. But very soon, Amanda comes to see that her old home is no refuge--she has carried her troubles with her. On one terrible night almost a year later, Amanda loses nearly everything that is dearest to her when her sister mysteriously disappears and is later found drowned beneath the ice that covers the lake. When Mathilda's husband comes home from the war, wounded and troubled himself, he finds that Amanda has taken charge of Ruth and the farm, assuming her responsibility with a frightening intensity. Wry and guarded, Amanda tells the story of her family in careful doses, as anxious to hide from herself as from us the secrets of her own past and of that night. Ruth, haunted by her own memory of that fateful night, grows up under the watchful eye of her prickly and possessive aunt and gradually becomes aware of the odd events of her childhood. As she tells her own story with increasing clarity, she reveals the mounting toll that her aunt's secrets exact from her family and everyone around her, until the heartrending truth is uncovered. Guiding us through the lives of the Starkey women, Christina Schwarz's first novel shows her compassion and a unique understanding of the American landscape and the people who live on it.
Download or read book Drowning in Fire written by Craig S. Womack and published by University of Arizona Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Josh Henneha has always been a traveler, drowning in dreams, burning with desires. As a young boy growing up within the Muskogee Creek Nation in rural Oklahoma, Josh experiences a yearning for something he cannot tame. Quiet and skinny and shy, he feels out of place, at once inflamed and ashamed by his attraction to other boys. Driven by a need to understand himself and his history, Josh struggles to reconcile the conflicting voices he hearsÑfrom the messages of sin and scorn of the non-Indian Christian churches his parents attend in order to assimilate, to the powerful stories of his older Creek relatives, which have been the center of his upbringing, memory, and ongoing experience. In his fevered and passionate dreams, Josh catches a glimpse of something that makes the Muskogee Creek world come alive. Lifted by his great-aunt LucilleÕs tales of her own wild girlhood, Josh learns to fly back through time, to relive his peopleÕs history, and uncover a hidden legacy of triumphs and betrayals, ceremonies and secrets he can forge into a new sense of himself. When as a man, Josh rediscovers the boyhood friend who first stirred his desires, he realizes a transcendent love that helps take him even deeper into the Creek world he has explored all along in his imagination. Interweaving past and present, history and story, explicit realism and dreamlike visions, Craig WomackÕs Drowning in Fire explores a young manÕs journey to understand his cultural and sexual identity within a framework drawn from the community of his origins. A groundbreaking and provocative coming-of-age story, Drowning in Fire is a vividly realized novel by an impressive literary talent.
Download or read book The Drowning Pool written by Ross Macdonald and published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. This book was released on 2011-08-31 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred—and sufficient motive for a dozen murders.
Download or read book The Drowning written by J.P. Smith and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2019-01-08 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every seven years, a boy disappears from Camp Waukeelo. Who will be next? It doesn't take long for a little boy to disappear. Joey Proctor can't swim, but that doesn't stop camp counselor Alex Mason from leaving him out on a raft in the middle of the lake in a fit of rage. Alex only meant to scare the kid, teach him a lesson. He didn't mean to forget about him. But now Joey is gone... and his body is never found. More than twenty years later, Alex is a success. The proof is there for anyone to see, in the millions of dollars he makes, his lavish house, his beautiful wife and daughters. And no one knows what happened that summer at camp. At least, no one should know. But it looks like Joey Proctor may be back to take his revenge...
Download or read book Drowning Is Inevitable written by Shalanda Stanley and published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2015-09-08 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A literary knockout with the loudest of beating hearts." John Corey Whaley, Printz Award winner of Where Things Come Back Olivia has spent her whole life struggling to escape her dead mother’s shadow. But when her father can’t even look at her because Olivia reminds him of her mother, and her grandmother mistakenly calls her “Lillian,” shaking a reputation she didn’t ask for is next to impossible. Olivia is used to leaning on her best friend, Jamie; her handsome but hot-tempered boyfriend, Max; and their wild-child friend, Maggie, for the reality check that her small Louisiana town can’t provide. But when a terrible fight between Jamie and his father turns deadly, all Olivia can think to do is grab her friends and run. In a flash, Olivia, Jamie, Max, and Maggie become fugitives on the back roads of Louisiana. They’re headed to New Orleans, where they hope to find a solution to an unfixable problem. But with their faces displayed on all the news stations, their journey becomes a harrowing game of hide-and-seek from the police—and so-called allies, who just might be the real enemy. Shalanda Stanley’s breathtaking debut novel explores the deep ties between legacy, loyalty, and love, even as it asks the question: How far would you go to save a friend?
|Author||: Jessica Cluess|
|Publisher||: Random House Books for Young Readers|
|Release Date||: 2017-09-19|
|Pages||: 432 pages|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (535 download)|
Download or read book A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire, Book Two) written by Jessica Cluess and published by Random House Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2017-09-19 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Devastatingly magical and monstrously romantic. I can’t decide if this book stole my heart or ripped it out of my chest.” —Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval The magicians want her to lead. The sorcerers want her to lie. The demons want her blood. Henrietta wants to save the one she loves. But will his dark magic be her undoing? In this seductive and explosive second book in the Kingdom on Fire series, Jessica Cluess delivers her signature mix of magic, passion, and teen warriors fighting for survival. Hand to fans of Victoria Aveyard, Sarah J. Maas, and Kiersten White. Henrietta doesn’t need a prophecy to know that she’s in danger. She came to London to be named the chosen one, the first female sorcerer in centuries, the one who would defeat the Ancients. Instead, she discovered a city ruled by secrets. And the biggest secret of all: Henrietta is not the chosen one. Still, she must play the role in order to keep herself and Rook, her best friend and childhood love, safe. But can she truly save him? The poison in Rook’s system is transforming him into something monstrous as he begins to master dark powers of his own. So when Henrietta finds a clue to the Ancients’ past that could turn the tide of the war, she persuades Blackwood, the mysterious Earl of Sorrow-Fell, to travel up the coast to seek out strange new weapons. And Magnus, the brave, reckless flirt who wants to win back her favor, is assigned to their mission. Together, they will face monsters, meet powerful new allies, and uncover the most devastating weapon of all: the truth. Praise for A Shadow Bright and Burning: “Is it clear that Cluess adores the Harry Potter series and Jane Eyre? Yes. So do you. So does everyone. What matters is that her voice is her own. . . . A Shadow Bright and Burning delivers on the promise of its title. This is a novel that gives off light and heat.” —The New York Times “The magic! The intrigue! The guys! We were sucked into this monster-ridden alternative England from page one. Henrietta is literally a ‘girl on fire’ and this team of sorcerers training for battle had a pinch of Potter blended with a drop of [Cassandra Clare’s] Infernal Devices.” —Justine “Unputdownable. I loved the monsters, the magic, and the teen warriors who are their world’s best hope! Jessica Cluess is an awesome storyteller!” —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Download or read book Literary Drowning written by Stephanie Pocock Boeninger and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-23 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literary depictions of drowning or burial at sea provide fascinating glimpses into the often-conflicted human relationship with memory. For many cultures and religious traditions, properly remembering the dead involves burial, a funeral, and some kind of grave marker. Traditional rituals of memorialization are disturbed by the drowned body, which may remain lost at sea or be washed up unrecognized on a distant shore. The first book of its kind, Literary Drowning explores depictions of the drowned body in twentieth-century Irish and Caribbean postcolonial literature, uncovering a complex transatlantic conversation that reconsiders memory, forgetfulness, and the role that each plays in the making of the postcolonial subject and nation. Faced with fissures in cultural memory, postcolonial writers often identify their situation—and their nation’s—with that of the drowned body. Floating aimlessly without a grave, unmemorialized and perhaps unremembered, the drowned corpse embodies the troubled memory of the postcolonial nation or individual. Boeninger follows a trail of drowned bodies and literary influence from the turn-of-the-century Irish playwright J. M. Synge, through the poems and plays of St. Lucian Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, to the lesser-known work of Guyanese British novelist and poet David Dabydeen, and finally to the contemporary Irish plays of Marina Carr. Each author, while borrowing from those who came before, changes the image of the drowned body to reflect different facets of the project of remembering postcolonially.
Download or read book Drowning City written by Ben Atkins and published by Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited. This book was released on 2014-03-07 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A compelling noir novel, set in the 1930s, echoing elements of classic hardboiled fiction while foreshadowing contemporary ills. In a city of elusive agendas, it's hard to find the truth. It's even harder to find what's right. A bootlegger's dream is rocked by an attempt to destroy his lucrative business. What begins as a curious evening snowballs into a night-time odyssey as Fontana searches for answers he never thought he'd have to find. The city is saturated with criminal and political extremism - is there anyone he can trust? Setting and style are just as much characters in this evocative Depression-era novel by an astonishingly talented young author.
Download or read book Fear of Drowning written by Peter Turnbull and published by Minotaur Books. This book was released on 2013-07-02 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For years, a middle-aged, middle-of-the-road couple, Max and Amanda, had enjoyed each other's company in their modest home. With adult children, the two seemed to have everything they could want: health, some wealth and happiness. Until one day when they vanish, leaving behind no trace. Called in for the case, Detective Inspector George Hennessey, whose own life bespeaks horrible tragedy, automatically suspects foul play. His hunch proves a keen one when the bodies of the missing couple turn up in a shallow grave. But this macabre discovery is only the beginning of a case that will test the mettle of the entire police force. For one thing, no murderer would have killed them for their money since the couple had lost a small fortune right before their death. For another, the couple, apparently unbeknownst to the other, had been involved in illicit liaisons. For some reason, their only son has been acting strangely and to top these off, in the midst of the fracas a family secret arises. In search of a road to answers, Hennessey instead finds a maze littered with conflicting clues and misinformation. And instead of lacking any suspects at all, the detective finds there are all too many people who had wished the deceased couple harm. A compelling and grittily authentic novel from the author of the acclaimed P Division series.