Author: Tim Weaver
Quando Leonard Franks e sua moglie Ellie lasciano la vita caotica di Londra e si trasferiscono nel Dartmoor per trascorrere in serenità gli anni della pensione, non sanno che loro felicità è destinata a durare ben poco. In un tardo pomeriggio invernale, dopo essere uscito di casa per raccogliere della legna, Leonard scompare nel nulla. Nove mesi dopo, di lui nessuna traccia. Le indagini della polizia sono ormai a un punto morto, incapaci di far luce su una vicenda inspiegabile quanto incresciosa, così a Ellie non resta che rivolgersi a David Raker. Rintracciare persone scomparse è la sua specialità, grazie a un intuito eccezionale e a una spiccata capacità di comprendere gli uomini e vagliarne la natura. Ma forse nemmeno Raker è pronto per affrontare ciò che lo attende. Dietro la scomparsa di Leonard Franks c’è un segreto mortale, nascosto tanto in profondità da sembrare inaccessibile. Ma Raker non ha scelta: la strada verso la scoperta di una verità pericolosa è ormai intrapresa. Ma sarà disposto a mettere a rischio la sua vita e quella delle persone che più gli stanno a cuore? Intenso, serrato, coinvolgente. Una storia sfuggente e oscura. Un nuovo caso per David Raker.
Never Coming Back
Author: Tim Weaver
"A bestseller in the UK, this gripping thriller of a family that vanishes into thin air is Tim Weaver's American debut Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be found-Carrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down. As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it. Tim Weaver's thrillers have been hugely popular in the UK, and now Never Coming Back will introduce his beloved character David Raker to American audiences. Set in Las Vegas and a small fishing village in England, the novel is a smart, fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing until the very end"--
Lontano dalla verità
Author: Linwood Barclay
A Promise Falls, il crollo dello schermo di un drive-in causa la morte di quattro persone. Sembrerebbe una tragica fatalità, ma qualcosa nelle indagini non torna: molte le circostanze spiegabili solo riducendole a casualità, troppe le coincidenze sospette. Quando la figlia di una delle vittime chiede all’investigatore privato Cal Weaver di indagare su una recente intrusione nella casa di suo padre, la scoperta di una stanza segreta nel piano interrato spalanca scenari torvi e inaspettati. A cosa serviva quella stanza? Perché qualcuno ha cercato di penetrarvi furtivamente? Il detective Barry Duckworth, impegnato nella risoluzione di due casi di omicidio risalenti ad anni prima, sospetta che tra quei delitti e la scia di morte che sta turbando Promise Falls ci sia un sinistro collegamento, una linea rossa che unisce un passato inquietante e un presente non meno pericoloso. Ma un’altra vittima è destinata a cadere sotto i colpi di un assassino senza volto, perché il baratro nel quale la cittadina sta per sprofondare è ben più profondo di quanto si creda. Un’indagine serrata e imprevedibile che si spinge fino al cuore più oscuro della verità. Un viaggio di sola andata verso la più lucida delle follie.
If You Knew Her
Author: Emily Elgar
The perfect life? Or the perfect lie . . . When Cassie Jensen arrives on the intensive care ward in St Catherine's hospital, Alice Marlowe the chief nurse, is fascinated by this young, beautiful woman who strikes her as familiar and yet she doesn't know why. But then Alice is astonished to discover something about Cassie that she has been keeping secret from everyone, including her devoted husband and family; a secret that changes everything. Frank is a patient on the same ward who has locked-in-syndrome, so can hear and see everything around him but cannot communicate. Soon he comes to understand that Cassie's life is still in danger and as the police continue to investigate what really happened to Cassie, only Frank holds the truth, which no one can know and he cannot tell . . .
Author: Tim Weaver
Publisher: Time Crime
Il lavoro del detective David Raker consiste nel seguire tracce nascoste, evanescenti. La sua specialità è vedere dove gli altri non vedono, scovare dove chiunque altro non avrebbe neanche cercato. Colm Healy era tra i migliori detective in circolazione, fino a quando un caso di omicidio irrisolto – una donna uccisa insieme alle sue due figlie – non gli ha sconvolto la vita. L’incapacità di reagire al fallimento delle indagini o anche solo di comprendere le motivazioni di un crimine tanto efferato ha distrutto la sua carriera, la sua famiglia, la sua vita. Riaprire il caso significa per Healy rimestare nell’incubo da cui non si è mai risvegliato, per Raker ingaggiare una sfida impari con un puzzle ossessivo i cui pezzi non vogliono combaciare. Nessuno dei due può però immaginare che, in fondo a quel tunnel di tragedia e oscurità, ad aspettarli al varco c’è un killer sfuggente, che ha seguito le loro mosse, e che è disposto a tutto pur di seppellire per sempre la verità. Un'indagine serrata, pericolosa, sullo sfondo di una storia intensa e lacerante. Un romanzo oscuro, complesso, viscerale, con un protagonista tra i più riusciti del panorama thriller mondiale.
Author: Ben Sanders
Publisher: Minotaur Books
In Ben Sanders's American Blood, a former undercover cop now in witness protection finds himself pulled into the search for a missing woman; film rights sold to Warner Bros with Bradley Cooper attached to star and produce. After a botched undercover operation, ex-NYPD officer Marshall Grade is living in witness protection in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marshall's instructions are to keep a low profile: the mob wants him dead, and a contract killer known as the Dallas Man has been hired to track him down. Racked with guilt over wrongs committed during his undercover work, and seeking atonement, Marshall investigates the disappearance of a local woman named Alyce Ray. Members of a drug ring seem to hold clues to Ray's whereabouts, but hunting traffickers is no quiet task. Word of Marshall's efforts spreads, and soon the worst elements of his former life, including the Dallas Man, are coming for him. Written by a rising New Zealand star who has been described as "first rate," this American debut drops a Jack Reacher-like hero into the landscape of No Country for Old Men.
Fall from Grace
Author: Tim Weaver
International bestselling author Tim Weaver returns with his next David Raker mystery, a high-stakes search for a recently retired detective who vanishes from his own home After decades of service, Leonard Franks has stepped down from the Metropolitan Police as a high-ranking detective in the Homicide and Serious Crime Command. He and his wife, Ellie, have retired to a farmhouse in the seclusion of the English countryside, far from the clamor of London. Everything goes just as they’ve imagined, until the night Leonard leaves the house to fetch firewood—and never returns. With the police investigation at a dead end nine months later, Leonard’s daughter, a detective herself, turns in desperation to David Raker, a missing persons investigator with a gift for finding the lost. But nothing can prepare Raker for what he's about to find—or for the devastating secret behind this disappearance. And by the time he realizes what it is, and how deep the lies go, he finds himself in serious danger—along with everyone he cares about. Raker’s action-packed investigation takes readers on a richly atmospheric thrill ride, from the seedy backstreets of London and the stark quiet of the Devon countryside to the sinister hallways of an abandoned mental institution. In Fall from Grace, Weaver has delivered another sharp, emotionally charged mystery that saves its most startling revelations for the final pages. From the Hardcover edition.
Chasing the Dead
Author: Tim Weaver
Missing persons investigator David Raker’s heartstopping hunt for a mother’s vanished son—book one of Tim Weaver’s international bestselling mystery series One year ago, Alex Towne’s body was found. One month ago, his mother saw him on the street. One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him. Now he wishes he hadn’t. Mary Towne’s son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up—as a corpse in a car wreck. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn’t want the work: it’s clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son. But haunted by a loss of his own, he reluctantly agrees. As Raker digs deeper, he discovers that Alex’s life was not the innocent one his mother believed. Buried in his past are secrets that were never meant to be found—and dark, dangerous men willing to kill to protect them. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pursuing a murder suspect causes Charlie Bird Parker to uncover a string of unsolved killings, and his hunt for the culprit involves two crimes that span a century. Reissue.
Crave the Night
Author: Lara Adrian
A key member of the Order -- an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires -- Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan's hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire -- a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan's elusive quarry.
CRY DAVID RAKER 6 OME
Author: TIM WEAVER
Publisher: Michael Joseph
When all has been lost, What is there left to find? Colm Healy used to be one of the Met's best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his life was left in ruins. His failure to find an elusive killer - or even a motive for such a brutal crime - consumed, his career and his family. Missing persons investigator David Raker is the only friend Healy has left. The only one who understands that redemption rests on solving these murders. As they re-open the investigation together, Raker learns the hard way how this case breeds obsession - and how an unsolvable puzzle can break even the best detective. Their search takes them down a trail of darkness, unravelling a thread of tragedy spanning years, and force them to sacrifice everything they have left . . .
This book demonstrates how social distress or anxiety is reflected, modified, and evolves through the medium of the motion picture. Tracing cinema from its earliest forms, the authors show how film is a perfect medium for generating and projecting dreams, fantasies, and nightmares, on the individual as well as the societal level. Arising at the same time as Freud’s influential ideas, cinema has been intertwined with the wishes and fears of the greater culture and has served as a means of experiencing those feelings in a communal and taming environment. From Munsterberg’s original pronouncements in the early 20th century about the psychology of cinema, through the pioneering films of Melies, the works of the German expressionists, to James Bond and today’s superheroes this book weaves a narrative highlighting the importance of the social dream. It develops the idea that no art form goes beyond the ordinary process of consciousness in the same way as film, reflecting, as it does, the cognitive, emotional, and volitional aspects of human nature.
An Innocent Abroad
Author: J. Hillis Miller
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Since 1988, J. Hillis Miller has traveled to China to lecture on literary theory, especially the role of globalization in literary theory. Over time, he has assisted in the development of distinctively Chinese forms of literary theory, Comparative Literature, and World Literature. The fifteen lectures gathered in An Innocent Abroad span both time and geographic location, reflecting his work at universities across China for more than twenty-five years. More important, they reflect the evolution of Miller’s thinking and of the lectures’ contexts in China as these have markedly changed over the years, especially on either side of Tiananmen Square and in light of China’s economic growth and technological change. A foreword by the leading theorist Fredric Jameson provides additional context.
Author: Nora Roberts
Incomparable #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers a tale of gut-level fear, human triumph, and the bonds that carry us through our darkest times… Reena Hale’s destiny was shaped in the destructive—yet fascinatingly beautiful—fire that leveled her family’s pizzeria when she was young. Now an arson investigator, she finds her strength and wits constantly tested, although sometimes the job seems like a snap compared to her love life. But she can’t always blame the men. After all, a soot-caked woman barking orders and smelling of smoke isn’t the biggest turn-on in the world. Then she meets Bo Goodnight, who seems different. He’s been trying to find Reena for years, and now that she’s close enough to touch, he has no intention of letting go. Nor does the man who has begun to haunt Reena’s life—with taunting phone calls and a string of horrifying crimes. And as Reena tries desperately to trace the origins—of the calls, the fires, the hatred aimed in her direction—she will step into the worst inferno she has ever faced... From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Dead Tracks
Author: Tim Weaver
Missing persons investigator David Raker's search for a teenage girl leads him toward a site haunted by a dark history--book two of Tim Weaver's international bestselling mystery series Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Yet six months on, she still hasn't been found. Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what it's like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost, too. So when he's hired by Megan's parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain--but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. And Megan's secrets could cost him his life. Raker's investigation takes him through a confounding string of surprises and deceptions. People close to Megan turn up dead. Others remain too terrified to talk. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest on the edge of the city. A place with a horrifying past as the hunting ground for a twisted serial killer. A place known as the Dead Tracks. . . .