Signs suggest that this recent tragedy is rooted in a more distant one—that of martine aubert, and how on the outcome of that toss, whose fate he’d sealed with a grievous mistake: “In Rupala, I had rolled the dice for a woman who was not even present at the table, twenty years before, the only woman Ray ever loved, a braver and more knowing heart than mine had been forfeited.
A Dancer in the Dust: A Novel #ad - Martine aubert was a white, native Lubandan farmer whose dream for her homeland put her in conflict with fearsome men intent on its so-called development. As ray returns to lubanda to investigate the cause of his friend’s murder, in her memory, he also revisits the passion he’d once felt for Martine and vows, to rectify his wrongs.
Not since john le carré’s the Mission Song have I seen such a loving and sorrowful portrait of modern Africa. The news & Observer Raleigh. A dancer in the dust is a gripping story of ill-fated love: one man’s love for an extraordinary woman, and one woman’s love for her troubled country. Twenty years ago, ray campbell was a well-intentioned aid worker dedicated to improving conditions in Lubanda, a newly independent African country.
The Cloud of Unknowing: A NovelMariner Books #ad - A “gripping” mystery revolving around a family tragedy, and a woman who may or may not be descending into madness Entertainment Weekly. After hastily divorcing her husband, she sets out to prove his culpability. So spare and precise, it feels as if it has been chiseled in stone with something like a surgical instrument.
Joyce carol oates “what’s at stake isn’t so much the resolution of a mystery as the integrity of a family. Time out New York. Cook explores the power of blood to define us, and sometimes destroy us, bind us, in a novel of “consuming suspense almost too concentrated to bear” New York Daily News.
The Cloud of Unknowing: A Novel #ad - When the old man died, David thought the madness had finally died with him. But the sears family was not through with its troubles. He finds himself afraid for his own family’s safety—and choosing his words carefully when answering the detective. David sears grew up terrorized by the ravings of his schizophrenic father, a frustrated literary genius who openly preferred David’s sister Diana for her superior intelligence.
Edgar award–winning author Thomas H. The drowning of diana’s mentally ill son has been ruled a tragic “misadventure, ” a conclusion she refuses to accept. Her increasingly manic behavior is becoming hard for David to ignore.
Red LeavesMariner Books #ad - Eric moore has reason to be happy. The totally unexpected resolution is both shocking and perfectly apt. Publishers Weekly. A father questions whether his son could be guilty of a terrible crime in this “gripping, beautifully written and devastating” thriller Harlan Coben. Suddenly eric is one of the stricken parents he has seen on television, professing faith in his child’s innocence.
And might do the same thing again . . . Then, his teenage son, is asked to babysit Amy Giordano, on an ordinary night, Keith, the eight-year-old daughter of a neighboring family. The next morning Amy is missing. He has a prosperous business, comfortable home, and stable family life in a quiet town. And if keith is not .
Red Leaves #ad - . . Except that Eric is not so sure his son is innocent. What then should a father do? nominated for an edgar award for best novel, and winner of a Barry Award for Best Novel, Red Leaves is a “heart-wrenching and gut-wrenching” story of broken trust and one man’s heroic effort to hold fast the ties that bind him to everything he loves New York Daily News.
As the police investigation increasingly focuses on Keith, find him a lawyer, Eric must counsel his son, and protect him from the community’s steadily growing suspicion.
Sandrine's CaseMysterious Press #ad - In this edgar award finalist and “slow-burning, intricate” thriller, a professor falls for his wife all over again . . . While he stands trial for her murder Publishers Weekly, starred review. Samuel madison always wondered what Sandrine saw in him. On the surface their marriage seemed tranquil: jobs at the same small liberal arts college, a precocious young daughter, and a home filled with art and literature.
He was a meek, stuffy doctoral student while she was a beautiful bohemian with limitless talent and imagination. Sandrine’s case is a “gripping, moving, and elegiac” novel about the evil that can lurk within the heart of a seemingly ordinary man Michael Connelly. But then one night sandrine is found dead from an overdose—and Samuel is accused of poisoning her.
Sandrine's Case #ad - As secrets about their tumultuous marriage come to light in the courtroom, Samuel must face a town and media convinced of his guilt, a daughter whose faith in her father has been shaken to its core, and astonishing revelations about his wife, who never ceased being a mystery to him. Cook plays with and against the conventions of the noir mystery to craft a novel deeper and richer than the genre would seem to allow.
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The Quest for Anna Klein: A NovelMariner Books #ad - Thus begins an international plot carried out by the strange and alluring Anna Klein—a plot that will ensnare Thomas in more ways than one. On the eve of wwii, an international plot leads to a deadly obsession: “Nobody tells a story better than Thomas H. Cook” michael connelly, new York Times–bestselling author of Two Kinds of Truth.
It’s 1939 and the world is on the brink of war, but Thomas Danforth is in New York City living a fortunate life. Then, during a snowy evening walk along Gramercy Park, a friend makes a fateful request—and involves Thomas in a dangerous idea that could change the fates of millions. The well-traveled son of a wealthy importer, he’s in his twenties and running the family business, looking forward to a bright future.
The Quest for Anna Klein: A Novel #ad - No other suspense writer takes readers as deeply into the heart of darkness as Thomas H. Cook. Chicago Tribune. When it all goes wrong and anna disappears, but this time, into a war-torn world that is far more dangerous, he will travel far from home once again, in this story by an Edgar Award–winning author known for his “piercing thrillers” New York Daily News.
Thomas is to provide access to his secluded Connecticut mansion, where a mysterious woman will receive training in firearms and explosives.
Places in the DarkBantam #ad - A fragile, green-eyed beauty, the woman arrives with little more than the clothes on her back and a wealth of unspoken secrets. Before a year goes by, she will flee Port Alma on the same bus that brought her there. It is autumn 1937 when a mystery woman appears in Port Alma, a sea village nestled on the chilly coast of Maine.
But before she goes, she will irrevocably alter the lives of two brothers — leaving one dead, and the other perched on the edge of madness. There is much that Dora March has hidden. But in port alma, there are other secrets, Maine, too.
The InterrogationBantam #ad - The police have no witnesses, no physical evidence, but they are certain he is hiding the truth. It is a quest that takes three desperate cops down a dark, twisting road as they race against the clock to find out what really happened one rainy autumn afternoon in 1952. In his latest novel of unrelenting suspense, edgar award—winning author Thomas Cook journeys into the darkest corners of the human heart to tell a mesmerizing story of crime and retribution–and the forces that push even good people to the breaking point.
The interrogation albert jay smalls sits in an interrogation room accused of an unspeakable crime. With less than twelve hours before he must be released, Smalls will be put through one final interrogation. The answers will be more shocking than anyone can imagine, blurring the boundaries between pursuers and prey, between the innocent and the guilty, between the truth that sets us free and the tragedies that haunt us to the grave.
The Interrogation #ad - Against a gripping backdrop of murder and redemption, master storyteller Thomas Cook probes the uneasy, shifting bonds of family, love, and unbearable loss, proving once again why he is “perhaps the best American writer of crime fiction currently practicing” Drood Review. It is a search that leads into the shadowed recesses of one man’s shattered mind–and to the devastating secrets buried in a desolate seaside town.
Into the Web: A NovelBantam #ad - Roy slater left kingdom County forever after the shocking double homicide that rocked his hometown. Praise for into the web“thomas Cook is an artist, a philosopher, and a magician; his story is spellbinding. The drood review of mystery“Hypnotic prose and fresh scenarios set Cook’s suspenseful ficiton apart.
If you have not yet been haunted by a Thomas Cook novel, now is a fine time to start. Minneapolis Star Tribune. Cook. Chicago TribuneI know you were there. I know what you did. Now, twenty-five years later, he’s come back to spend one last summer caring for his dying father. And when a body is found in the woods and his first, Lila, is connected to the corpse, and only love, last, it’s Roy who’s sworn in by the sheriff to discover the truth.
Into the Web: A Novel #ad - No other suspense writer takes readers as deeply into the heart of darkness as Thomas H.
The Chatham School Affair: A NovelBantam #ad - Thomas cook's night visions, and the chatham school affair will cement this superb writer's position as one of crime fiction's most prodigious talents, seen through a lens darkly, " raved the New York Times Book Review, are haunting, a master of the unexpected ending. Attorney henry griswald has a secret: the truth behind the tragic events the world knew as the Chatham School Affair, shattered a quiet community, the controversial tragedy that destroyed five lives, and forever scarred the young boy.
. Layer by layer, cook paints a stunning portrait of a woman, in The Chatham School Affair, a school, and a town in which passionate violence seems impossible. And inevitable.
Breakheart HillCrimeline #ad - And on one hazy summer afternoon decades ago, a searing burst of violence engulfed Breakheart Hill. From the author hailed as "an important talent, a storytelling writer of poetic narrative power" Los Angeles Times Book Review comes a dazzling novel of psychological suspense. This is the darkest story I've ever heard.
With these haunting words, Thomas H. Cook begins a tale of love and its aftermath, of a town sent reeling from a moment of passionate betrayal. At its center was Kelli Troy and the town of Choctaw, Alabama. For one man who knows the truth about those shattering events, it is a memory that would become his awful secret.
Instruments of NightBantam #ad - It doesn't have to be true. Now he has written an unforgettable novel that weaves one man's tortured life with a deadly mystery that spans five decades. Riverwood is an artists' community in the Hudson River valley, a serene place where writers can perfect their craft. Just a story. Thomas cook is one of today's most acclaimed writers of psychological thrillers, penning hypnotic tales of forbidden love and devastating secrets.
But for all its beauty and isolation, it was once touched by a terrible crime--the murder of a teenage girl who lived on the estate fifty years ago. Faye harrison's killer was never caught--and now her dying mother is desperate to learn the truth about her daughter's murder. Enter paul graves, a writer who draws upon the pain of his own tragic past to write haunting tales of mystery.
Instruments of Night #ad - Graves has been summoned to riverwood for an unusual assignment: to apply the art of fiction to a crime that was real, and then write a story that will answer the questions that keep Faye's mother from a peaceful death. Or does it? .