An eventful day in the life of Eric Packer, a multi-billionaire and a decommissioned nuclear bomber who has recently married the heiress of a vast European fortune. His bodyguards are worried that he is a target and, indeed, he is - although the danger, is not from protesters or political assassins but from an anonymous man.
In the Old South of the 1930s, when a gentle giant of a man is sentenced to death for the murder and rape of two little girls, the fact that he is Black and the girls are white is inflammatory enough, but the situation is further complicated by his near muteness and gift for healing
The summer of a young boy's twelfth year culminates in life-changing events that affect every member of the Hayden household, including a self-effacing father, a clear-sighted mother, a war-hero uncle, and a Sioux housekeeper. Reprint. Tour.
When Robin probes the disappearance of her close friend, Marcy, a young woman who answers an ad in a magazine "personals" section, she finds herself the prey of a serial killer with a special fetish
Four men who reunite every year during hunting season in the woods of Maine, encounter a disoriented, incoherent stranger who drags the men into a terrifying struggle with a creature from another world, and their only chance for survival lies in their shared past.
Duma Key, une île de Floride à la troublante beauté, hantée par des forces mystérieuses.
Elles ont pu faire d´Edgar Freemantle un artiste célèbre, mais s´il ne les anéantit pas très vite, ce sont elles qui auront sa peau !
Dans la lignée d´Histoire de Lisey ou de Sac d´os, un King subtilement terrifiant, sur le pouvoir destructeur de l´art et de la création.
" Un nouveau chef-d´oeuvre. "The Times
Jack Torrance sees his stint as winter caretaker of a Colorado hotel as a way back from failure, his wife sees it as a chance to preserve their family, and their five-year-old son sees the evil waiting just for them.
Returns fans to the characters and territory of The Shining in the story of a middle-aged Dan Torrance, who after decades as an itinerant alcoholic uses his remnant powers to assist the dying before coming to the aid of a 12-year-old girl being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranormals. By the award-winning author of 11/22/63 . 1,500,000 first printing.
Thousands of miles away from the small township of "Salem's Lot", two terrified people, a man and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. They must return to "Salem's Lot" for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town.
When a world renowned scientist is found brutally murdered in a Swiss research facility, a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, is summoned to identify the mysterious symbol seared onto the dead man's chest. His baffling conclusion: that it is the work of the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years - reborn to continue their bitter vendetta against their most hated enemy, the Catholic church.
In Rome, the college of cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Yet somewhere within the walls of the Vatican, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion. While the minutes tick away, Langdon joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to decipher the labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome to the long-forgotten Illuminati lair - a secret refuge wherein lies the only hope for the Vatican.
But, with each revelation comes another twist, another turn in the plot, which leaves Langdom and Vetra reeling and at the mercy of a seemingly invisible enemyÂ…
Monica Ali's gorgeous first novel is the deeply moving story of one woman, Nazneen, born in a Bangladeshi village and transported to London at age eighteen to enter into an arranged marriage. Already hailed by the London Observer as "one of the most significant British novelists of her generation," Ali has written a stunningly accomplished debut about one outsider's quest to find her voice. What could not be changed must be borne. And since nothing could be changed, everything had to be borne. This principle ruled her life. It was mantra, fettle, and challenge. Nazneen's inauspicious entry into the world, an apparent stillbirth on the hard mud floor of a village hut, imbues in her a sense of fatalism that she carries across continents when she is married off to Chanu, a man old enough to be her father. Nazneen moves to London and, for years, keeps house, cares for her husband, and bears children, just as a girl from the village is supposed to do. But gradually she is transformed by her experience, and begins to question whether fate controls her or whether she has a hand in her own destiny. Motherhood is a catalyst -- Nazneen's daughters chafe against their father's traditions and pride -- and to her own amazement, Nazneen falls in love with a young man in the community. She discovers both the complexity that comes with free choice and the depth of her attachment to her husband, her daughters, and her new world. While Nazneen journeys along her path of self-realization, her sister, Hasina, rushes headlong at her life, first making a "love marriage," then fleeing her violent husband. Woven through the novel, Hasina's letters from Dhaka recount a world of overwhelming adversity. Shaped, yet not bound, by their landscapes and memories, both sisters struggle to dream -- and live -- beyond the rules prescribed for them. Vivid, profoundly humane, and beautifully rendered, Brick Lane captures a world at once unimaginable and achingly familiar. And it establishes Monica Ali as a thrilling new voice in fiction. As Kirkus Reviews said, "She is one of those dangerous writers who see everything."
After an invisible force field seals off Chester's Mill, Maine, from the rest of the world, it is up to Dale Barbara, an Iraq veteran, and a select group of citizens to save the town, if they can get past Big Jim Rennie, a murderous politician, and his son, who hides a horrible secret in his dark pantry.