Liar, liar... Joseph O´Loughlin appears to have the perfect life - a beautiful wife, a loving daughter and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted. Even the most flawless existence is only a loose thread away from unravelling. All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient and the biggest lie of his life. Caught in a complex web of deceit and haunted by images of the slain girl, he embarks upon a search that will take him from London to Liverpool and into the darkest recesses of the human mind. Ultimately, he will risk everything to unmask the killer and save his family. Praise for Michael Robotham´s writing: ´Will have you turning the pages compulsively´ The Times ´Robotham doesn´t just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them´ Linwood Barclay ´Superbly exciting ... a terrific read´ Guardian
When one hears the term ´´Victorian,´´ many images come to mind. For some, the term conjures up visions of lace and gloves and delicate fans. Others think of tight corsets and even tighter morals. Others, swayed perhaps by one too many British costume dramas, envision gentle elegance and long lost beauty. Naturally, few people think of multiple dead bodies cast about in the streets or dark bedrooms, most mutilated to a shocking degree, and yet, those tragic images played a significant role not only in late Victorian London but ever since. In 1888 and 1889, a killer stalked the dark backstreets of the city through the notoriously overcrowded and crime-ridden Whitechapel district, murdering young women and then cutting their bodies up like a butcher. The Jack the Ripper case continues to fascinate historians and amateur sleuths so much that people have dubbed themselves Ripperologists, and since nobody knows for sure who the killer was, every aspect of the crimes is up for discussion, down to who the actual victims of the Ripper were and whether there was actually more than one Ripper. In addition to considering so many suspects, the police were only certain that five of the victims (the ´´canonical five´´) were killed by Jack the Ripper, but there were at least 11 documented murders over the course of several years, and today those are called the Whitechapel murders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081997/bk_acx0_081997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The body in the trunk was just the beginning. Turns out the stiff was a foot soldier for local tough guy Reggie Galen, now enjoying a comfortable ´´retirement´´ with his beautiful wife, Rebecca, in the nicest part of Paradise. Living next door are Knocko Moynihan and his wife, Robbie, who also happens to be Rebecca´s twin. But what initially appears to be a low-level mob hit takes on new meaning when a high-ranking crime figure is found dead on Paradise Beach. Stressed by the case, his failed relationship with his ex-wife, and his ongoing battle with the bottle, Jesse needs something to keep him from spinning out of control. When private investigator Sunny Randall comes into town on a case, she asks for Jesse´s help. As their professional and personal relationships become intertwined, both Jesse and Sunny realize that they have much in common with both their victims and their suspects-and with each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Naughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002213/bk_rand_002213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mirror Image, a complex, erotic novel of suspense, is the first in a series of mysteries featuring Dr. Daniel Rinaldi, a psychologist who consults with the Pittsburgh Police. His specialty is treating victims of violent crime, those who’ve survived an armed robbery or kidnapping but whose traumatic experience still haunts them. Kevin Merrick, a college student and victim of an armed assault, is one of these people. A fragile, troubled kid desperate for a role model and a sense of identity, Kevin has begun dressing like Rinaldi, acting like him, mirroring his appearance. Before Daniel has a chance to work this through with his patient, he finds Kevin brutally murdered. Stunned, he and the police suspect that he, not Kevin, had been the intended target. Feeling responsible, Rinaldi is determined to help find the killer, who’s begun leaving death threats for the psychologist. His journey takes him through a labyrinth of friends and colleagues, any one of whom may be the killer. It also includes an affair with a beautiful, free-spirited assistant district attorney with secrets of her own. And when Kevin’s identity as the estranged son of a Bill Gates-like biotech giant is revealed, the investigation of his murder turns into a national story, even as another person turns up dead. A Poisoned Pen Press Mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003897/bk_blak_003897_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When unruly vagabonds face rigid religiosity, anything can happen. Even murder. After an itinerant artist is found hanging in a barn, local villagers are quick to blame an Irish traveler conveniently passing through town. Only his broken leg keeps him from being delivered to the authorities immediately. Adelaide, a young midwife in the 1830s settlement, suspects the killer is one of their own. At the same time, she´s struggling with her own secrets, and fears she´ll be caught violating the society´s strict religious rules. Unbeknownst to Adelaide, her husband, Benjamin, is facing threats of his own. Then suspicion falls on Adelaide´s sister for the murder, and Adelaide must risk her own life to find the killer before the traveler is delivered to the authorities, where he´ll surely be hanged. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Moira Driscoll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013635/bk_acx0_013635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of Multiple Exposure, an ´´assured tale of love, loss, and secret agendas´´ (Publishers Weekly), comes the second novel in the thrilling Sophie Medina series, following a photojournalist as she races to find an international treasure before a murderer finds her. When freelance photojournalist Sophie Medina finds Brother Kevin Boyle, a Franciscan friar and controversial environmentalist, dead in the magnificent gardens of a Washington, DC, monastery, she is sure her friend was murdered. Shortly before he died, Kevin told Sophie he was being stalked, possibly because he uncovered a botanic discovery potentially worth millions of dollars. Left with few clues to his secret, Sophie is determined to figure out who killed him. Beginning with a key that leads to a priceless original 17th-century encyclopedia of plants, Sophie leaps into an international treasure hunt, following a trail that begins in the US Capitol and eventually leads to London and the English countryside. Before long Sophie suspects Kevin´s murderer may have been someone who knew him well. With time running out and a suspect list that includes the world´s leading botanical experts and political royalty from both sides of the Atlantic, can Sophie solve the 200-year-old mystery before Kevin´s killer finds her? A tale of greed and betrayal involving politicians, diplomats, European royalty, and a century-old monastery, Ghost Image is filled with political intrigue, history, and an international high-stakes race against a killer that will keep you guessing until the very last minute. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Shaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007556/bk_blak_007556_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Newly arrived from Texas, illustrator Tara Henning is enthralled with the beautiful Irish countryside. Before she can put a pencil to her sketchpad, she must represent the American side of the family at a funeral and then fulfill an embarrassing family obligation. Horse breeder Keefe McMurray is intrigued by the American stranger, a blond beauty who stirs something inside him. He stays close by her side, guiding her through the country funeral and wake. When Tara´s dreamings appear during the day and reveal confusing images, she suspects she´s affected by the mystical Emerald Isle. By carrying out her great-aunt´s wishes, Tara unknowingly replicates a longstanding family tradition. Will she acknowledge the McMurray legend and make a choice that links her future with Keefe´s? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Leblanc. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121988/bk_acx0_121988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lilly and Kyle visit the Florida Keys for work, vacation and fun. However, all is not perfect. While away, their photo studio is broken into and burned. They are the prime suspects until someone tries to bribe them with compromising images of Lilly taken from their studio. Overexposed builds on the lives of Lilly and Kyle as they explore a life of open relationships. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Ann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108060/bk_acx0_108060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Adeline Bertrand-Verdon, the haughty, conniving president of the Proust Association, is murdered, Inspector Jean-Pierre Foucheroux is called on to lead the investigation. Soon Inspector Foucheroux is overwhelmed by a seemingly endless list of suspects: from her assistant to her colleagues, her fiancé to her lover, almost everyone Adeline knew had motive to kill her. Meanwhile, Gisele Dambert, the beautiful assistant with the royal-blue eyes and more than a hint of mystery, is on her own search for the lost Proust notes that would allow her to finally enter the glittering world of the literary elite. This clever satirical novel presents a dazzling array of sharp, unscrupulous professors and scholars in the image-obsessed world of academia. An assortment of suspects - the professor who plagiarizes his students´ work, the manipulative director - bring intrigue and drama to the novel. Suspense and withering commentary on the morally questionable intellectual elite combine to form a clever mix of whodunit and satire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liisa Ivary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021104/bk_adbl_021104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.