Una Famiglia Quasi Perfetta

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854179620
Grandezza: 34,90 MB
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Ai primi posti delle classifiche di tutto il mondo Un grande thriller Jenny è un medico, sposata con un famoso neurochirurgo e madre di tre adolescenti. Ma quando la figlia quindicenne, Naomi, non fa ritorno a casa dopo scuola, la vita perfetta che Jenny credeva di essersi costruita va in pezzi. Le autorità lanciano l’allarme e parte una campagna nazionale per cercare la ragazza, ma senza successo: Naomi è scomparsa nel nulla e la famiglia è distrutta. I mesi passano e le ipotesi peggiori – rapimento, omicidio – diventano sempre più plausibili, ma in mancanza di indizi significativi l’attenzione sul caso si affievolisce. Jenny però non si arrende. A un anno dalla sparizione della figlia, sta ancora cercando la verità, anche se ogni rivelazione, ogni tassello sembra allontanarla dalle certezze che aveva. Presto capisce che le persone di cui si fidava nascondono terribili segreti, Naomi per prima. Seguendo le flebili tracce che la ragazza ha lasciato dietro di sé, Jenny si accorgerà che sua figlia è molto diversa dalla ragazza che pensava di aver cresciuto... Una famiglia quasi perfetta, grande successo internazionale, è un thriller ad alta tensione da cui sarà difficile staccarsi. Ai primi posti delle classifiche di tutto il mondo Tradotto in 14 lingue Bestseller del Sunday Times «Jane Shemilt sa come tenere alta la suspense e la sua prosa eloquente dipinge alla perfezione il tormento di una madre e la sua dolorosa ricerca della verità.» Booklist «Jenny è un personaggio forte e credibile, il suo viaggio in cerca della verità è indimenticabile.» Publishers Weekly «Da brivido.» Sunday Express «Teso, un pugno allo stomaco.» Sunday Mirror «Coinvolge totalmente. È una spirale di sospetti e suspense che porta a un finale devastante.» Mail On Sunday «Tiene incollati fino all’ultima pagina!» My Weekly Un thriller straordinario di cui tutti parlanoJane Shemiltmedico, ha conseguito una laurea in Scrittura creativa alla Bristol University e una specializzazione nella stessa materia all’università di Bath. Il suo romanzo d’esordio, Una famiglia quasi perfetta, è stato in lizza per il Janklow and Nesbit Award e il Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. Vive con il marito, professore di neurochirurgia, e i loro cinque figli a Bristol.

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Autore: Renée Knight
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1473509815
Grandezza: 34,54 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9393
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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON'S OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2016 LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016 Imagine if the next thriller you opened was all about you. 'An addictive novel with shades of Gone Girl' Sunday Times When an intriguing novel appears on Catherine’s bedside table, she curls up and begins to read. But as she turns the pages she is horrified to realize she is a key character, a main player. This story will reveal her darkest secret. A secret she thought no one else knew...

Behind Closed Doors

Autore: B. A. Paris
Editore: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250121019
Grandezza: 38,59 MB
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS! The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? “A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl “This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review) "A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review) “This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer) “The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post “This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed. From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

Daughter

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405915307
Grandezza: 51,85 MB
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*A Sunday Times top five bestseller and Richard & Judy Autumn Book Club pick* When a teenage girl goes missing her mother discovers she doesn't know her daughter as well as she thought in Jane Shemilt's haunting debut novel, Daughter. THE NIGHT OF THE DISAPPEARANCE She used to tell me everything. They have a picture. It'll help. But it doesn't show the way her hair shines so brightly it looks like sheets of gold. She has a tiny mole, just beneath her left eyebrow. She smells very faintly of lemons. She bites her nails. She never cries. She loves autumn, I wanted to tell them. She collects leaves, like a child does. She is just a child. FIND HER. ONE YEAR LATER Naomi is still missing. Jenny is a mother on the brink of obsession. The Malcolm family is in pieces. Is finding the truth about Naomi the only way to put them back together? Or is the truth the thing that will finally tear them apart? Daughter by Jane Shemilt is an emotional and compelling story about how well you really know those you love most. While working as a GP, Jane Shemilt completed a post graduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol university and went on to study for the M.A in Creative writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. She was shortlisted for the Janklow and Nesbitt award and the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize for Daughter, which is her first novel. She and her husband, a Professor of Neurosurgery, have five children and live in Bristol. Praise for Daughter 'We absolutely loved this book. It's about a GP and her family and the sudden horror that devastates their lives when their 16-year-old daughter disappears one night. It's difficult to believe that this accomplished book is a debut' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy book club 'Ostensibly a suspense novel about the disappearance of a teenage girl, this taut and thought-provoking debut novel explores a working mother's guilt, something all-too familiar to many of us' Woman & Home 'Complex and baffling. Jane Shemilt builds layer upon layer of tension in a novel you won't be able to put down' Tess Gerritsen 'Gripping to the last page!' My Weekly 'Thrilling' Sunday Express 'Clever' Sun 'Taut and thought-provoking' Sunday Mirror 'Utterly gripping. A tautly coiled spring of suspicion and suspense which builds to a devastating ending' Mail On Sunday 'A wonderful plot, full of tantalising reasons to read on, and of course with a killer twist at the end. What impressed me most was (. . .) the impossibility of truly knowing those closest to us, the pressures of parenthood - in particular working motherhood, and the terrible loss at the heart of all parenting: they grow up and away' Christopher Wakling, author of What I Did

The Joy Luck Club

Autore: Amy Tan
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1407072854
Grandezza: 50,15 MB
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In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters' futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories, think their mothers' advice is irrelevant to their modern American lives - until their own inner crises reveal how much they've unknowingly inherited of their mothers' pasts. The international bestseller

Beautiful Beloved

Autore: Christina Lauren
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476791651
Grandezza: 11,87 MB
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The seventh work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with the Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player novels. Featuring all the Beautiful characters…plus one tiny new addition to the group. In Beautiful Stranger, finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we’ve watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren’t ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: it’s not for the weak of heart.

Buddenbrooks

Autore: Thomas Mann
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0679752609
Grandezza: 32,72 MB
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A new translation of Mann's classic story of four generations of a wealthy bourgeois family in northern Germany captures the triumphs and tragedies, successes and failures, relationships, loves, and ordinary events of middle-class life

Matilda Colour Edition

Autore: Roald Dahl
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141378549
Grandezza: 22,78 MB
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Roald Dahl's much-loved Matilda, now with Quentin Blake's original illustrations in full colour. Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget. Matilda is also a phenomenally successful, award-winning London stage musical, adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly with music by Tim Minchin. 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

The Decameron

Autore: Giovanni Boccaccio
Editore: The Floating Press
ISBN: 177658855X
Grandezza: 21,33 MB
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Inspired by the Black Plague that devastated Europe in the mid-1300s, Boccaccio's collection of tales is an enormously influential literary masterpiece with a sly humor and irreverence that will appeal to modern readers. In the hopes of avoiding the plague, a group of ten wealthy young men and women decamp to a country villa on the outskirts of Florence. Once there, they decide to amuse themselves with a storytelling competition of sorts, with each attendee offering one tale each day for a period of ten days. The stories are by turns ribald, tragic and everything in between.

Un Delitto Quasi Perfetto

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854194115
Grandezza: 35,75 MB
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Dall’autrice del bestseller Una famiglia quasi perfetta Numero 1 in classifica Un grande thriller Emma e Adam Jordan sono due medici all’apice della carriera, così quando viene loro offerta l’opportunità di trascorrere un anno in Africa, con i tre figli, per collaborare a un progetto di ricerca, accettano con entusiasmo, convinti sia l’occasione che aspettano da sempre. E sarà di certo un’esperienza che non dimenticheranno, ma non per le ragioni che i Jordan immaginano. Quando una sera Emma torna a casa e trova vuota la culla del piccolo Sam, il più piccolo dei loro figli, la famiglia capisce che il sogno si è trasformato nel peggiore degli incubi. Un anno dopo, a migliaia di chilometri di distanza, Emma è ancora ossessionata dall’immagine di quella culla vuota, e continua a isolarsi sempre di più dal resto della famiglia. Che ne è stato di Sam? È ancora vivo? Si è trattato di un rapimento o di qualcosa di più inquietante? Cos’è successo davvero quella notte? Dall’autrice del bestseller numero 1 in classifica Una famiglia quasi perfetta «Una storia appassionante.» Telegraph «Una lettura ad alta tensione sulla famiglia, la cui speranza di avventura si trasforma in un incubo.» You Magazine «Grande suspance e piccoli tocchi di magia per un romanzo che è una perfetta miscela tra thriller e horror.» Sunday Mirror «La disperazione dei genitori è così brillantemente descritta, che si sente ogni fitta di dolore. Il finale emozionante non delude. Una lettura imperdibile!» Woman Magazine Jane ShemiltÈ un medico di professione e ha conseguito una laurea in Scrittura creativa alla Bristol University e una specializzazione all’università di Bath. Il suo romanzo d’esordio, Una famiglia quasi perfetta, è diventato un bestseller internazionale e le ha dato un’immediata notorietà. Vive a Bristol con il marito, professore di neurochirurgia, e i loro cinque figli.