The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew. A page-turning, heart-breaking mystery ´full of surprises ... this is a classic whodunit´ (Scotsman). Cal McGill is a unique investigator and oceanographer who uses his expertise to locate things - and sometimes people - lost or missing at sea. His expertise could unravel the haunting mystery of why, twenty-six years ago on a remote Scottish beach, Megan Bates strode out into the cold ocean and let the waves wash her away. Megan´s daughter, Violet Wells, was abandoned as a baby on the steps of a local hospital just hours before the mother she never knew took her own life. As McGill is drawn into Violet´s search for the truth, he encounters a coastal community divided by obsession and grief, and united only by a conviction that its secrets should stay buried... Praise for The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: ´An always entertaining and gripping mystery ... Infinitely better written than the majority of its competitors´ Herald ´A classic whodunit. A mystery from the school of Ruth Rendell, and I can´t imagine anyone who likes those not delighting in this´ Scotsman ´Cal McGill is a triumph ... a wonderfully unique creation´ crimefictionlover.com ´Simply intoxicating´ Library Journal Praise for The Sea Detective: ´Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling´ Scotsman ´Promises to be a fine series of detective novels´ Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month ´Excellent´ Literary Review - top five crime books of the year ´A compelling protagonist´ The Times Literary Supplement
Here´s the second in the Radio 4 comedy series based on the long-running cartoon strip in the Guardian´s Society section. Clare (Sally Phillips: Smack the Pony, etc), like many before her, has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other peoples problems rather than deal with her own. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people´s lives on both a professional and personal basis. Secretly regarding herself as a cross between Mother Theresa and Wonder Woman, Clare tends towards self-importance and considers most other professions as trivial. She is in her early 30s, white, middle class, and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her. Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Nina Conti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001783/rt_bbcw_001783_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new novel from Sunday Times best-selling author Josephine Cox - the master storyteller. Finding a new beginning means taking the hardest road...but the journey is where you find your true courage. Torn away from their beloved home, the journey for the Carter family has just begun.... In the middle of the night, Evie is torn away from her beloved home and close-knit community as her family run away to the south. Her father´s luck has finally run out, but what should mark a hopeful new beginning is just the start of young Evie’s troubles. With the weight of her family´s future on her shoulders, Evie has no one to turn to. Her mother, worn down by life, runs off with a new man, and with her grandmother´s sight failing, it´s left to Evie to earn their keep and run the house. Holding her family together is only made harder when tragedy strikes at its heart. A lost letter from home means that Evie´s only hope of a happy ending has been dashed, but she´s determined to make a new future for herself and find her own fortune in life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carole Boyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003967/bk_hcuk_003967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After tragedy strikes, a woman moves back to familiar ground to raise her son and to build on a forgotten dream: to build a garden center and nursery. But she soon discovers digging in the garden can reveal more than dirt.Community Gardens is a cozy novella that takes a witty and insightful look into friendships and compassion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Velwest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030007/bk_acx0_030007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In today´s America, an abortion is performed every 26 seconds. Since 1973, nearly 58 million abortions have been performed in the US alone, devastating countless women, men, and families. If you have had an abortion, know someone who has, or desire to make a pro-life impact in your community, Created to Live features resources, hard truths, and practical steps to help end the abortion epidemic. The days of hanging in the balance are over. The grey area is quickly becoming black or white. The choice is ours. Cathy Harris, a post-abortive woman herself, gives insight through her own story. Looking for new life for herself after her abortion, Cathy was brave enough to step through the doors of a church. Because of one bold conversation, a genuine community, and a merciful God, life found her. Now she dreams that other women will find the abundant life they search for, both before and after abortion. Equipping women, church communities, and pastors, Created to Live starts the conversation few are brave enough to start. God will always be merciful: Will you be part of the abortion-free community that thousands of women and babies need? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tonya J Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120293/bk_acx0_120293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three strangers find their lives intertwined when a murder investigation shocks the town of Lake Henry. Heather Malone is known in town for her kind, gentle nature; so when the FBI takes her into custody, purportedly for murder, the local reaction is stunned disbelief. Poppy Blake, riddled with guilt over the accident that claimed the life of her male companion and left her crippled, is struggling to rebuild her life. Writer Griffin Hughes originally traveled to Lake Henry to investigate a national news story involving Lily Blake, Poppy´s older sister. It is his chance comment to his brother, an FBI agent, that leads the law to Heather. To redeem himself, Griffin is compelled to solve the mystery of Heather´s past. An Accidental Woman celebrates the values of community, friendship, and the redemptive power of love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Wiltsie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000884/bk_sans_000884_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happened in Kirven, Texas, in May 1922, has been forgotten by the outside world. It was a coworker´s whispered words, "Kirven is where they burned the [Negroes]"; that set Monte Akers to work at discovering the true story behind a young white woman´s brutal murder and the burning alive of three black men who were almost certainly innocent of it. This was followed by a month-long reign of terror as white men killed blacks while local authorities concealed the real identity of the white probable murderers and allowed them to go free. Writing nonfiction with the skill of a novelist, Akers paints a vivid portrait of a community desolated by race hatred and its own refusal to face hard truths. He sets this tragedy within the story of a region prospering from an oil boom but plagued by lawlessness, and traces the lynching´s repercussions down the decades to the present day. In the new epilogue, Akers adds details that have come to light as a result of the book´s publication, including an eyewitness account of the burnings from an elderly man who claimed to have castrated two of the men before they were lynched. The book is published by University of Texas Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Waites. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096578/bk_acx0_096578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Celebrated as one of the first popular mystery novels, The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins, skillfully incorporates the twisting and turning of more than a few plot lines that all manage to converge beautifully at the end of the work. Walter Hartright, an art teacher, crosses paths one day with a woman who appears to be distressed, and he notices immediately that she is clad in an all-white outfit. It is later made known to him that she is from an asylum, and that her name is Anne. The people of the community know her very well. After Walter takes a job at what is known as Limmeridge House, he notices that one of his students - Laura - looks strikingly like the distressed woman he met, Anne. But it is not until later on in the novel that he discovers the reason why. Through a series of calculated moves that involve death and a large inheritance, the small community is rocked and shrouded in mystery at the hands of the conniving Sir Percival Glyde, who is interested only in making himself wealthy at the hands of others. As in all great novels, the antagonists get what they deserve, and the characters who maintain their dignity are rewarded handsomely in the end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041181/bk_acx0_041181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Luke Livingstone is a respected solicitor, a father and grandfather, a pillar of the community. Yet Luke is struggling with an unbearable secret, and it´s threatening to destroy him. All his life, Luke has hidden the truth about himself and his identity. It´s a truth so fundamental that it will shatter his family and leave him outcast. But to continue living, he must become the person - the woman - he knows himself to be, whatever the cost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Griffin, Maggie Mash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002512/bk_howe_002512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There Was an Old Woman, by Hallie Ephron, is a compelling novel of psychological suspense in which a young woman becomes entangled in a terrifying web of deception and madness involving an elderly neighbor. When Evie Ferrante learns that her mother has been hospitalized, she finds her mother´s house in chaos. Sorting through her mother´s belongings, Evie discovers objects that don´t quite belong there, and begins to raise questions. Evie renews a friendship with Mina, an elderly neighbor who might know more about her mother´s recent activities, but Mina is having her own set of problems: Her nephew Brian is trying to persuade her to move to a senior care community. As Evie investigates her mother´s actions, a darker story of deception and madness involving Mina emerges. In There Was an Old Woman, award-winning mystery author Hallie Ephron delivers another work of domestic noir with truly unforgettable characters that will keep you riveted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nan McNamara. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003911/bk_harp_003911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.