Daughter

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405915307
Grandezza: 69,14 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 Daughter

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062320483
Grandezza: 69,13 MB
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In the tradition of Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Ruth Rendell, this compelling and clever psychological thriller spins the harrowing tale of a mother’s obsessive search for her missing daughter. Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon. But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken. As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios—kidnapping, murder—seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still digging for answers—and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she’s trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised.

The Daughter

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780062320476
Grandezza: 14,38 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon. But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn't come home after her school play, Jenny's seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken. As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios—kidnapping, murder—seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet, for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter's disappearance, she's still digging for answers—and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she's trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she'd raised. Jenny knows she'll never be able to find Naomi unless she uncovers the whole truth about her daughter—a twisting, painful journey into the past that will lead to an almost unthinkable revelation. . . .

Una Famiglia Quasi Perfetta

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854179620
Grandezza: 48,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The Drowning Lesson

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405915323
Grandezza: 66,56 MB
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The haunting new novel from the author of 2014's stunning Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller Daughter The press conference, one year ago Our home is a crime scene now. I am in yesterday's clothes. The clothes in which I kissed Sam goodbye. Then he'd belonged only to us. Now his image will be shared with the world. We should be grateful. 'Our son . . . Sam . . .' My eyes fill with tears, the writing on the paper blurs. 'Someone took him. Please help us . . .' I back away from the microphone, the paper falls from my hands. The anniversary The Jordan family thought they would return from their gap year abroad enriched, better people, a closer family. Not minus one child. A year on, Emma remains haunted by the image of that empty cot, thousands of miles away, the chasm between her and the rest of the family growing with each day that Sam remains missing. Is her son still out there? Will the mystery about what happened that night ever be unravelled? Praise for Daughter 'Utterly gripping. A tautly coiled spring of suspicion and suspense which builds to a devastating ending' Mail On Sunday 'Complex and baffling. Jane Shemilt builds layer upon layer of tension in a novel you won't be able to put down' Tess Gerritsen '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

A Perfect Peace

Autore: Amos Oz
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547563831
Grandezza: 27,78 MB
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“Oz’s strangest, riskiest, and richest novel.” —Washington Post Book World Israel, just before the Six-Day War. On a kibbutz, the country’s founders and their children struggle to come to terms with their land and with each other. The messianic father exults in accomplishments that had once been only dreams; the son longs to establish an identity apart from his father; the fragile young wife is out of touch with reality; and the gifted and charismatic “outsider” seethes with emotion. Through the interplay of these brilliantly realized characters, Oz evokes a drama that is chillingly, strikingly universal. “[Oz is] a peerless, imaginative chronicler of his country’s inner and outer transformations.” —Independent (UK)

Maybe This Christmas

Autore: Sarah Morgan
Editore: HQN Books
ISBN: 0373778988
Grandezza: 41,59 MB
Formato: PDF
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Determined to give his daughter the best Christmas ever, ex-skiing champion and single father Tyler O'Neil gets some help from his best friend, ski pro Brenna Daniels, who is staying with them for the holidays, and gets an unexpected gift of his own. Original.

Tommaso And The Blind Photographer

Autore: Gesualdo Bufalino
Editore: Random House (UK)
ISBN:
Grandezza: 72,44 MB
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On the edge of the city a crumbling apartment block is a heaving anthill of thwarted ambitions and clashing egos. Through the janitor, Tommaso, we get to know the blind photographer, Bartolomeo, who is murdered while walking with Tommaso.

Un Delitto Quasi Perfetto

Autore: Jane Shemilt
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854194115
Grandezza: 23,57 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7065
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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.

The Nordic Guide To Living 10 Years Longer

Autore: Bertil Marklund
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349415412
Grandezza: 67,99 MB
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The Danes may have their hygge and the Norwegians their back to the land culture, but the Swedes have 'lagom': an even-keeled approach to a life of balance. Dr Bertil Marklund - a doctor and researcher at the Gothenburg University with over forty years of experience - provides the most cutting-edge research to explain the ten areas we should focus on to better our chances of a long life. This compact guide provides wisdom from the Nordics, a region long known for its healthy and progressive lifestyle. It debunks myths on things we have been told are not good for us but actually can be: did you know drinking coffee will promote your health? Or that more people die of lack of Vitamin D than they do of skin cancer? By providing pragmatic and realistic advice, Dr Marklund gives you the power to make a difference in your own life today and for the future.