As Philadelphia´s premier image consultant, Allison Campbell helps others reinvent themselves, but her most successful transformation was her own after a scandal nearly ruined her. Now she moves in a world of powerful executives, wealthy, eccentric ex-wives, and twisted ethics. When Allison´s latest Main Line client, the 15-year-old Goth daughter of a White House hopeful, is accused of the ritualistic murder of a local divorce attorney, Allison fights to prove her client´s innocence when no one else will. But unraveling the truth brings specters from her own past. And in a place where image is everything, the ability to distinguish what´s real from the facade may be the only thing that keeps Allison alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008902/bk_tant_008902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A desperate mother embarks on a chaotic, crime-laden road trip in search of her missing transgendered son… A frustrated woman discovers a problematic shortcut to physical perfection in the bowels of her gym locker... A working man finds himself at severe odds with the cult-like popularity of his lazy roommate´s magical bellybutton... Come Kill Me! is an absurd, satirical, and often searing debut collection from Mackinley Greenlaw, author of Pushcart Prize nominated ´´A Fresh Dog.´´ Confident and relentless, these voice-driven stories rip into modern themes of identity, gender, and body image with a serrated, socially conscious edge. As his characters bumble from one extremity to the next, Greenlaw constructs a stark, funny, violent world in which no one is safe from the ultimate pitfall-their own ego.
The Media and Body Image:If Looks Could Kill Barrie Gunter/ Maggie Wykes
The Media and Body Image:If Looks Could Kill Maggie Wykes/ Barrie Gunter
After corporate attorney Hannah Barrett tries - and fails - to stop a kidnapping in Vegas, she can´t shake the haunting image of the terrified young girl she couldn´t save. She tells herself that a visit to her hometown in Scarlet Falls could be a welcome distraction. But soon, Hannah realizes the kidnappers have all the info they need to track her every move. And when chilling e-mails about the victim appear in her inbox, it´s frighteningly clear what happened in Vegas has followed her home. Eight months after a terrible family tragedy, Hannah turns to Detective Brody McNamara once again. Brody is eager to help, though he´s embroiled in the investigation of a brutal murder. But the closer they work together, the stronger their feelings grow...and the more they stand to lose when two seemingly unrelated, but equally deadly, cases collide. Minutes to Kill is the pulse-racing second novel in bestselling author Melinda Leigh´s Scarlet Falls series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cris Dukehart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007202/bk_brll_007202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A simmering psychological thriller, bolstered by a dynamic narrative voice and a few unexpected twists. (Kirkus Reviews)Four lifelong friends wake in the woods overlooking the highway, without any memory of how they got there.One has a triangle burned into his forearm.One has lost her pants.One is missing his glass eye.The last is covered in blood.As images of big, black eyes and the cries of sheep haunt their addled brains, the town fire alarm and police sirens can be heard in the distance.What is happening to them? What is happening to their pristine town?What´s more, why can´t they remember any of it?What.... What did they do?Author and playwright Howard Odentz is a lifelong resident of the gray area between Western Massachusetts and North Central Connecticut. His love of the region is evident in his writing as he often incorporates the foothills of the Berkshires and the small towns of the Bay and Nutmeg states into his work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: S. C. Giedzinski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108975/bk_acx0_108975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.