Die Party

Author: Elizabeth Day
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832189750
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Die Geschichte einer Ehe - und einer gefährlich engen Freundschaft. Martin Gilmour ist ein Einzelgänger. Aufgewachsen in trostlosen Verhältnissen, seinen Vater hat er nie kennengelernt. Seine Mutter hasst er bis zum heutigen Tag und meidet den Kontakt mit ihr, wo es nur geht. Es gibt nur einen Menschen, der ihm wirklich etwas bedeutet: Ben. »Mein bester Freund Ben«, sagt Martin. Wenn er es sich auch nicht eingesteht, so dreht sich in seinem Leben doch alles darum, Ben zu gefallen und ähnlich zu sein. Ben ist das genaue Gegenteil von Martin: attraktiv, beliebt, reich. Durch seinen Freund lernt er eine andere Welt kennen: die Welt der Oberschicht, der Privilegierten. Martin genießt es, dazuzugehören. Und so tut er alles für Ben – wirklich alles. Nach Jahren des Selbstbetrugs hat auch Lucy das begriffen. Ihr Ehemann Martin mag sie und braucht sie, aber Liebe? Liebe empfindet er nur für den Freund. Längst hat Martin, in scheinbarer Selbstlosigkeit, dafür gesorgt, dass dieser sich nie von ihm lösen kann. »Bens kleiner Schatten«, nennt ihn Bens Ehefrau Serena. Doch grenzenlose Hingabe kann lästig werden – so wie eine gemeinsame dunkle Vergangenheit.

The Party

Author: Elizabeth Day
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316556767
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"Day's shrewd eye and authorial tone provide a gleeful, edgy wit.... [a] smart, irresistible romp."--New York Times Book Review An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of August One of Town & Country's "13 Books to Read this Summer" An iBooks Best Book of August A taut psychological tale of obsession and betrayal set over the course of a dinner party, THE PARTY tells the story of two married couples who, in a single evening, will come to question everything they thought they knew about each other, as the long-buried secret at the heart of their friendship comes to the surface, culminating in an explosive act of violence. Ben, who hails from old money, and Martin, who grew up poor but is slowly carving out a successful career as an art critic, have been inseparable since childhood. Ben's wife Serena likes to jokingly refer to Martin as Ben's dutiful Little Shadow. Lucy is a devoted wife to Martin, even as she knows she'll always be second best to his sacred friendship. When Ben throws a lavish 40th birthday party as his new palatial country home, Martin and Lucy attend, mixing with the very upper echelons of London society. But why, the next morning, is Martin in a police station being interviewed about the events of last night? Why is Lucy being forced to answer questions about his husband and his past? What exactly happened at the party? And what has bound these two very different men together for so many years? A cleverly built tour of intrigue, THE PARTY reads like a novelistic board game of Clue, taking us through the various half-truths and lies its characters weave, as the past and present collide in a way that its protagonists could never have anticipated.

Gone Without A Trace

Author: Mary Torjussen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039958501X
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A jaw-dropping novel of psychological suspense that asks, If the love of your life disappeared without a trace, how far would you go to find out why? Hannah Monroe's boyfriend, Matt, is gone. His belongings have disappeared from their house. Every call she ever made to him, every text she ever sent, every photo of him and any sign of him on social media have vanished. It's as though their last four years together never happened. As Hannah struggles to get through the next few days, with humiliation and recriminations whirring through her head, she knows that she'll do whatever it takes to find him again and get answers. But as soon as her search starts, she realizes she is being led into a maze of madness and obsession. Step by suspenseful step, Hannah discovers her only way out is to come face to face with the shocking truth... READERS GUIDE INSIDE

Tattletale

Author: Sarah J. Naughton
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409166955
Size: 32.71 MB
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The perfect brother. The perfect fiance. The perfect revenge. A thriller you won't be able to predict. 'A gripping thriller. Delivers suspense, twists and sharp writing.' Lisa Jewell, author of I FOUND YOU '...full of shocking surprises.' Lisa Hall, author of BETWEEN YOU AND ME One day changes Jody's life forever. She has shut herself down, haunted by her memories and unable to trust anyone. But then she meets Abe, the perfect stranger next door and suddenly life seems full of possibility and hope. One day changes Mags's life forever. After years of estrangement from her family, Mags receives a shocking phone call. Her brother Abe is in hospital and no-one knows what happened to him. She meets his fiancé Jody, and gradually pieces together the ruins of the life she left behind. But the pieces don't quite seem to fit... What readers are saying about TATTLETALE: 'a fast paced, brilliant page-turner...I predict a hit' Liz Nugent '...deliciously clever - I still haven't stopped thinking about the magnificent, twisted construction of it' Emma Kavanagh, author of THE MISSING HOURS 'It's one of the best debuts I've read. It deserves to be MASSIVE.' Julia Crouch 'A well-crafted tale of love, obsession and murder - beautifully written and brilliantly twisted.' Ava Marsh, author of EXPOSURE 'Gripping, electrifying, heartbreaking.' Erin Kelly, author of HE SAID/SHE SAID 'Clever, twisty and heartbreaking.' SJ Holliday, author of WILLOW WALK

Paradise City

Author: Elizabeth Day
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008221766
Size: 46.51 MB
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An audacious, compassionate state-of-the-nation novel about four strangers whose lives collide with far-reaching consequences.

Home Fires

Author: Elizabeth Day
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620403552
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A stunning portrait of a family bookended by war, Home Fires explores the legacy of loss, the strictures of class, and the long road to redemption. Max Weston, twenty-one and a newly commissioned lance corporal, leaves home for his first posting in central Africa. Fiercely patriotic and a natural leader, he is eager to make a difference. He never comes back. His parents, Caroline and Andrew, are devastated by the death of their only child. Their grief threatens to overwhelm their marriage until the empty space between them is filled by the arrival of Andrew's ninety-eight-year-old mother, Elsa. Always elegant, cutting and critical of Caroline, the old woman is now disabled and disoriented. As she lies in the spare room, the past unspools in Elsa's mind, loosening fragments of her anxious childhood with her mercurial father, who returned from the Great War a changed man. Under one roof, the Westons come to understand each other in new ways, and the domestic stories of multiple generations coalesce into a potent exploration of the legacies of war and love.

One Small Thing

Author: Erin Watt
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488030499
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author duo of The Royals and When It’s Real comes a sensational new novel about a girl falling for the one boy she should never have met… Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems like a small thing, just for her. Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is… Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get. Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

Wenn Die Nacht Am Stillsten Ist

Author: Arezu Weitholz
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3888978025
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Es ist dieser Moment, den Anna wahrnimmt, um Ludwig, mit dem sie seit acht Monaten zusammen ist, ohne dass jemand davon weiß, zu sagen, was sie ihm nie gesagt hat. Von den Brüchen in ihrem Leben hat sie nicht gesprochen, nicht von dem Selbstmord des Vaters, nicht von der depressiven Mutter im Altersheim, nicht von Südafrika, wo sie lange gelebt hat, den Drogen, den Partys, der Gewalt, dem Schmerz. Das alles passte nicht in Ludwigs Welt, die sich um Macht und Erfolg, um den richtigen Style und die angesagte Musik drehte und aus der alles ausgeblendet wurde, was den schönen Schein der Oberfläche stört. Aber jetzt ist auch in Ludwigs System etwas aus dem Ruder gelaufen und er, der Überflieger, Redakteur für besondere Aufgaben bei einem Hamburger Gesellschaftsmagazin, der immer eine Antwort hat, der einsam, verschroben, fleißig und elitär ist, hat Schlaftabletten genommen, vielleicht eine Überdosis, Anna weiß es nicht. Sie sitzt wie Scheherazade an seinem Bett und erzählt. Hört er es?

When It S Real

Author: Erin Watt
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488023360
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Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths. There’s nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star’s got Grammy awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he’s settling down—and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinary. Posing as his girlfriend, Vaughn will overhaul Oakley’s image from troublemaker to serious artist. In return for enough money to put her brothers through college, she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges. She’ll fool the paparazzi and the groupies. She might even start fooling herself a little. Because when ordinary rules no longer apply, there’s no telling what your heart will do…

Not Working

Author: Lisa Owens
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 0812988825
Size: 76.97 MB
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In the tradition of Jennifer Close’s Girls in White Dresses comes a “a pin-sharp, utterly addictive debut” (Vogue U.K.) told in vignettes that speak to a new generation not trying to have it all but hoping to make sense of it all. “Everyone’s been talking about this book. . . . Charming and funny, this read is simply delightful.”—Bustle “A deadpan comic debut for the procrastination generation.”—The Guardian Claire Flannery has just quit her office job, hoping to take some time to discover her real passion. The problem is, she’s not exactly sure how to go about finding it. Without the distractions of a regular routine, Claire confronts the best and worst parts of herself: the generous, attentive part that visits her grandmother for tea and cooks special meals for her boyfriend, Luke, and the part that she feels will never measure up and makes regrettable comments after too many glasses of wine. What emerges is a candid, moving portrait of a clear-eyed heroine trying to forge her own way, a wholly relatable character whose imperfections and uncanny observations highlight what makes us all different and yet inescapably linked. Praise for Not Working “Ruefully funny . . . features a kind of millennial Bridget Jones whose red wine–and–TED Talk–fueled pursuit of a higher purpose in life leads to hard truths and hangovers.”—Vogue “In this laugh-out-loud debut, Claire Flannery is a lost soul who quits her day job to discover her true passion. In taking a hard look at her own character, Claire finds that her loveable qualities are sometimes squashed by mistakes, like the evenings she blurts inappropriate remarks after too many glasses of wine. [Lisa] Owens’s story is a smart, relatable and delicious debut.”—Harper’s Bazaar “It’s no mean feat to fashion a novel out of the stuff of everyday life. . . . Fortunately, Owens is quite a writer. . . . Not Working works because there is lots going on beneath its placid, ordinary surface. . . . With this funny, serious debut, Lisa Owens has proved that she’s one to watch.”—The New Statesman “There are sharp observations about generational change, particularly on the topic of work. . . . The novel is a light read but it raises some timely issues. . . . A secure job with a future is not that easy to find, as Claire’s comic and compelling tale serves to show. This book offers a form of catharsis for anyone who has felt that they are not quite doing their job right. . . . It is soothing to find you are not the only one noodling along in your career.”—Financial Times “Stellar . . . [Owens has an] ability to take the potentially trite problem-of-the-privileged trope and deftly craft it into readable fun.”—Publishers Weekly “Owens offers a millennial take on the traditional British chick-lit heroine. . . . Claire is a realistically awkward character who will appeal to readers looking for a less-angsty take on the new adult trend.”—Booklist “A novel as insightful about the contemporary dilemmas facing young professionals as it is sharp, incisive and laugh-out-loud funny.”—The Observer “Lots of people say they laugh out loud when they read a book they love. But in the case of Not Working, I really did laugh out loud, often and raucously.”—Elisabeth Egan, author of A Window Opens From the Hardcover edition.