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The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn’t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an “excitement addict.” Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.
Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town — and the family — Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents’ betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.
What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her ownstory. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor.

Glamorama: a novel

EDITORIAL REVIEW: We’ll slide down the surface of things . . .From his first novel–**Less Than Zero**, published when he was still a college student–to his most recent–the fierce **American Psycho**Bret Easton Ellis has been a powerful and original presence in contemporary literature, whether giving voice to a previously inchoate generation or provoking a controversy that raged throughout the culture. Now he takes a quantum leap forward: an awesome reckoning of the American Century at endgame. In **Glamorama**, a young man in what is recognizably fashion- and celebrity-obsessed Manhattan is gradually, imperceptibly drawn into a shadowy looking-glass of that society, there and in London and Paris, and then finds himself trapped on the other side, in a much darker place where fame and terrorism and family and politics are inextricably linked and sometimes indistinguishable. At once implicated and horror-stricken, his ways of escape blocked at every turn, he ultimately discovers–back on the other, familiar side–that there was no mirror, no escape, no world but this one in which hotels implode and planes fall from the sky. Time and again, the novel confounds one’s expectations of it, and Bret Ellis accomplishes the transitions from comic to surreal to horrific to humane with astonishing confidence. Matching ambition with artistic maturity, **Glamorama** is at once hilarious, savage in its worldly observation, and compassionate in its vision: a defining novel of our times.

The Gladiator Queen: Complete Trilogy Box Set

In this epic low fantasy trilogy, one pampered little princess will discover that coming of age means a lot more than simply growing up. Fighting against the temptation of forbidden love, striving to survive the horrors of combat, and determined to save her country, the delicate girl in the fancy pink dress will become more than anyone expected.
She is the Gladiator Queen.
When We Were Kings:
Tossed into the gladiator arena, everyone expected the delicate girl in the fancy pink dress to be the first to die. Leyli had other plans. Surviving was at the top of her list. Revenge was a close second.
In the cell beside her, the Lion of Lenlochlien was impressed. The first day, they all cried. But this one was different. Her tears didn’t slow her down, they just made her stronger, and when he looked in her eyes, he saw it. Her desperation was feral. This girl might be cornered, but the bitch was the kind that would bite.
He had no idea that he was about to become her best weapon. Leyli didn’t just want to live through the games, she wanted to protect her father’s throne, but to do that, she had to become someone else. She couldn’t be the Princess of Norihame. The Lion had to make her a Wolf.
Chained side by side, he’ll show her how to be a killer. She’ll give him a reason to keep fighting. Together, they’ll learn that it takes a friend to survive.
When We Were Dancing:
Leyli never wanted power, but her cousin’s scheming left no other option. He’d killed her brother, trying to claim the throne for himself, and sold her off to be a gladiator, hoping to get rid of her. It didn’t work. Now, she’ll do whatever it takes to make sure Palino can’t destroy the country her family fought so hard to keep safe.
On the sands of the arena, death was honest. In the palace, everything is different. The threats are veiled in fancy clothes and whispered rumors. Spies lay in wait around every corner, bribed with promises of power and wealth. To win, she has to keep her cousin far from succession. The best way is an heir of her own. That means a noble husband who won’t kill her in her sleep and — hopefully — one who will ignore the hulking shadow of her best friend turned bodyguard.
The game is King of the Hill. The music for their dance is made of politics. Fate gave her a chance to change everything, but he’s a fickle god. Leyli has to get this right. She may not be on the sands of the arena, but she’s still fighting, and the Wolf of Oberhame will not be defeated.
When We Were Crowned:
With the crown safely on Leyli’s head, her problems should’ve been over. Her country is safe. Her family is together. What more could a new Queen ask for?
Unfortunately, spending her mornings purging her stomach isn’t it. Evidently, not even the Queen of Norihame is immune to morning sickness. Even worse, women in her country were expected to produce the next generation, not rule it. As soon as the men in court realize she’s pregnant with the heir, they’ll try to take away all the power she fought so hard to gain.
If that was all she had to worry about, things would be great.
But Rhia is closing in. The expansionist nation to the west has been seeking a trade alliance in violation of her father’s peace treaty. Is this merely a misunderstanding between politicians, or is it the first hint of things to come? And why is one of the Senators saying the exact same thing her cousin cited as his reason for rebellion?
When all the pieces come together, Leyli realizes it’s worse than she feared.

The Giver

SUMMARY: Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back. “From the Paperback edition.

Given to the Imperial General

**Illicit love, for a man she shouldn’t even look at…**
Keliana knows it’s forbidden, but she can’t get the handsome colonel of out of her mind, nor can she ignore her dreams of one day loving him openly as a free woman. When she’s called before her prince and given to Nikolai as a gift, she thinks her dreams have finally come true. Until Nikolai is raised to prince. Now royal, he cannot marry a harem mistress and her fledging dreams are dashed.
**He’s always wanted her, but she belongs to his prince. Until now…**
Keliana is an imperial harem mistress, but that doesn’t stop Jareth Nikolai from wanting her. A colonel in the imperial fleet and the prince’s right hand man, Jareth has earned his reputation as a loyal, stone-cold soldier, but thoughts of Keliana heat his blood to boiling–even though she’s the property of his prince. But the Prince’s marriage means the imperial harem is being disbanded and when Jareth see’s his chance… he claims the curvy little courtesan for his own.
But enemies plot in the shadows, and Jareth receives information that makes him believe he’s not the only man in the ex-harem-mistresses bed. Furious, he banishes her from his house to fend for herself on the streets only to realise weeks later he’s been played. Can he uncover the truth and reclaim the woman he’s loved for years, or has he lost everything that matters?
**Please note – This title has previously been released with another publisher and has not been revised or altered significantly.**

Girls & Sex

***NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER**
**A *Time* Top 10 Book of the Year* • *****A *San Francisco Chronicle* Book of the Year**
The author of the *New York Times* bestseller *Cinderella Ate My Daughter* offers a clear-eyed picture of the new sexual landscape girls face in the post-princess stage—high school through college—and reveals how they are negotiating it.
A generation gap has emerged between parents and their girls. Even in this age of helicopter parenting, the mothers and fathers of tomorrow’s women have little idea what their daughters are up to sexually or how they feel about it. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over seventy young women and a wide range of psychologists, academics, and experts, renowned journalist Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread, pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities of girls’ sex lives in the modern world.
While the media has focused—often to sensational effect—on the rise of casual sex and the prevalence of rape on campus, in *Girls and Sex* Peggy Orenstein brings much more to the table. She examines the ways in which porn and all its sexual myths have seeped into young people’s lives; what it means to be the “the perfect slut” and why many girls scorn virginity; the complicated terrain of hookup culture and the unfortunate realities surrounding assault. In Orenstein’s hands these issues are never reduced to simplistic “truths;” rather, her powerful reporting opens up a dialogue on a potent, often silent, subtext of American life today—giving readers comprehensive and in-depth information with which to understand, and navigate, this complicated new world.
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age–and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness–assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism–and a surprising connection between themselves.–From publisher description.

The Girl Who Played with Fire

***********************The second book in the Millennium series featuring Lisbeth Salander – the global publishing phenomenonLisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about sex trafficking in Sweden are murdered, and Salander’s prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society – but no-one can find her. Mikael Blomkvist, Millennium magazine’s legendary star reporter, does not believe the police. Using all his magazine staff and resources to prove Salander’s innocence, Blomkvist also uncovers her terrible past, spent in criminally corrupt institutions. Yet Salander is more avenging angel than helpless victim. She may be an expert at staying out of sight – but she has ways of tracking down her most elusive enemies.Stieg Larsson’s phenomenal trilogy is continued in The Girl in the Spider’s Web and The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
The acclaimed #1 *New York Times* bestseller from Stephen King—a frightening suspense novel about a young girl who becomes lost in the woods as night falls.
During a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her headphones to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when the reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her—the protector from an enemy who may or may not be imagined…one who is watching her, waiting for her in the dense, dark woods…

The Girl Who Came Home

Inspired by true events, the *New York Times* bestselling novel *The Girl Who Came Home* is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants aboard RMS *Titanic*—a seamless blend of fact and fiction that explores the tragedy’s impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.
Ireland, 1912. Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS *Titanic*, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the lucky few passengers in steerage who survives. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that terrible night ever again.
Chicago, 1982. Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her Great Nana Maggie shares the painful secret she harbored for almost a lifetime about the Titanic, the revelation gives Grace new direction—and leads her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.

The Girl on the Train

**THE RUNAWAY *SUNDAY TIMES* NO.1 BESTSELLER AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR, NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING EMILY BLUNT**
**’Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect’ STEPHEN KING**
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.
Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…
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“*The Girl on the Train* has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since *Gone Girl. . . . The Girl on the Train* is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership too. . . . *The Girl on the Train* is full of back-stabbing, none of it literal.”—Janet Maslin, *The New York Times*
“*The Girl on the Train* marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You’ll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend.”—*USA Today*
“Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages. . . . The welcome echoes of*Rear Window* throughout the story and its propulsive narrative make *The Girl on the Train* an absorbing read.”—*The Boston Globe*
“[*The Girl on the Train*] pulls off a thriller’s toughest trick: carefully assembling everything we think we know, until it reveals the one thing we didn’t see coming.”—*Entertainment Weekly* 
“*Gone Girl *fans will devour this psychological thriller. . . . Hawkins’s debut ends with a twist that no one—least of all its victims—could have seen coming.”—*People* 
“Given the number of titles that are declared to be ‘the next’ of a bestseller . . . book fans have every right to be wary. But Paula Hawkins’ novel *The Girl on the Train* just might have earned the title of ‘the next *Gone Girl*.”—*Christian Science Monitor *
“Hawkins’s taut story roars along at the pace of, well, a high-speed train. …Hawkins delivers a smart, searing thriller that offers readers a 360-degree view of lust, love, marriage and divorce.”—*Good Housekeeping*
“There’s nothing like a possible murder to take the humdrum out of your daily commute.”—*Cosmopolitan*
“Paula Hawkins has come up with an ingenious slant on the currently fashionable amnesia thriller. . . . Hawkins juggles perspectives and timescales with great skill, and considerable suspense builds up along with empathy for an unusual central character.”—*The Guardian*
“Paula Hawkins deftly imbues her debut psychological thriller with inventive twists and a shocking denouement.  … Hawkins delivers an original debut that keeps the exciting momentum of *The Girl on the Train* going until the last page.”—*Denver Post
*“*The Girl on the Train,* Hawkins’s first thriller, is well-written and ingeniously constructed.” *– The Washington Post*

“The novel is at its best in the moment of maximum confusion, when neither the reader nor the narrators know what is occurring” – *The Financial Times*
“This fresh take on Hitchcock’s *Rear Window* is getting raves and will likely be one of the biggest debuts of the year.”—*Omaha World-Herald*
“Hawkins’s tale of love, regret, violence and forgetting is an engrossing psychological thriller with plenty of surprises. . . . The novel gets harder and harder to put down as the story screeches toward its unexpected ending.”—*Minneapolis Star Tribune*
“A gripping, down-the-rabbit-hole thriller.”—*Entertainment Weekly Hotlist* 
“The Thriller So Engrossing, You’ll Pray for Snow: Send in the blizzards, because nothing as mundane as work, school or walking the dog should distract you from this debut thriller. A natural fit for fans of Gone Girl-style unreliable narrators and twisty, fast-moving plots, *The Girl on the Train* will have you racing through the pages.”—Oprah.com
“It’s difficult to say too much more about the plot of *The Girl on the Train*; like all thrillers, it’s best for readers to dive in spoiler-free. This is a debut novel—Hawkins is a journalist by training—but it doesn’t read like the work of someone new to suspense. The novel is perfectly paced, from its arresting beginning to its twist ending; it’s not an easy book to put down. . . . . What really makes *The Girl on the Train* such a gripping novel is Hawkins’ remarkable understanding of the limits of human knowledge, and the degree to which memory and imagination can become confused.”—NPR.org 
“[L]ike *Gone Girl*, Hawkins’s book is a highly addictive novel about a lonely divorcee who gets caught up in the disappearance of a woman whom she had been surreptitiously watching. And beyond the Gone Girl comparisons, this book has legs of its own.”—GQ.com
“Paula Hawkins’ thriller is a shocking ride.” *–US Weekly *
“An ex-wife indulges her voyeuristic tendencies in Paula Hawkins’s film-ready *The Girl on the Train.* In the post-*Gone Girl *era, crimes of love aren’t determined by body counts or broken hearts, but by who controls the story line.” –*Vogue * 

“*The Girl on the Train* [is] a harrowing new suspense novel…a complex and thoroughly chilling psychological thriller… *The Girl on the Train* is one of those books where you can’t wait — yet almost can’t bear — to turn the page. It’s a stunning novel of dread.”** –***New York Daily News *

“*The Girl on the Train* by Paula Hawkins is a psychologically gripping debut that delivers.” –*The Missourian*

“*The Girl on the Train *is the kind of slippery, thrilling read that only comes around every few years (see *Gone Girl*).” –*BookPage *

“Hawkins, a former journalist, is a witty, sharp writer with a gift for creating complex female characters.” –*Cleveland Plain Dealer*
“*The Girl on the Train* is as tautly constructed as *Gone Girl* or A.S.A. Harrison’s*The Silent Wife*, and has something more: a main character who is all screwed up but sympathetic nonetheless. Broken, but dear. . . . No matter how well it’s written, a suspense novel can fall apart in the last pages, with an overly contrived or unbelievable ending. Here, *The Girl on the Train* shines, with its mystery resolved by a left-field plot twist that works, followed, surprisingly, by what you might call a happy ending.”—*Newsday*
“I’m calling it now: *The Girl on the Train* is the next *Gone Girl*. Paula Hawkins’s highly anticipated debut novel is a dark, gripping thriller with the shocking ending you crave in a noir-ish mystery.” –*Bustle* 
“Rachel takes the same train into London every day, daydreaming about the lives of the occupants in the homes she passes. But when she sees something unsettling from her window one morning, it sets in motion a chilling series of events that make her question whom she can really trust.”—*Woman’s Day*
“Hawkins’s debut novel is a tangle of unreliable narrators, but what will have readers talking is her deft handling of twists and turns and her eerily fine-tuned narrative. This is one creepy, dark thriller. . . . The book is smartly paced and delightfully complex. Just when it seems Hawkins is leading us one way, Rachel, Anna, or Megan change the game. Nothing can be taken for granted in *The Girl on the Train*, not even the account of the girl herself.”—*Las Vegas Weekly* 
“Psychologically astute debut . . .  The surprise-packed narratives hurtle toward a stunning climax, horrifying as a train wreck and just as riveting.”—*Publishers Weekly *(starred review) 
“[A] chilling, assured debut. . . . Even the most astute readers will be in for a shock as Hawkins slowly unspools the facts, exposing the harsh realities of love and obsession’s inescapable links to violence.”—*Kirkus *(starred review)
“intricate, multilayered psychological suspense debut, from a staggered timeline and three distinct female narrators. Rachel, who is unabashed in her darker instincts, anchors the narrative. Readers will fear, pity, sympathize and root for her, though she’s not always understandable or trustworthy. . . . En route to a terrorizing and twisted conclusion, all three women—and the men with whom they share their lives—are forced to dismantle their delusions about others and themselves, their choices and their respective relationships.”—*Shelf Awareness*
“This month we’re gearing up for Paula Hawkins’s mystery *The Girl on the Train*. Its three narrators keep readers guessing as they try to suss out who’s behind one character’s shocking disappearance. Can you figure out who did it before they do?”—*Martha Stewart Living*
“What a thriller!”—*People Style Watch* 
“Hawkins keeps the tension ratcheted high in this thoroughly engrossing tale of intersecting strangers and intimate betrayals. Kept me guessing until the very end.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 *New York Times*–bestselling author of the Detective D. D. Warren series
“I simply could not put it down.”—Tess Gerritsen,* New York Times*–bestselling author of the Rizzoli and Isles series
“Gripping, enthralling—a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read.”—S. J. Watson,*New York Times*–bestselling author of *Before I Go to Sleep*
“Be ready to be spellbound, ready to become as  obsessed. . . . *The Girl on the Train* is the kind of book you’ll want to press into the hands of everyone you know, just so they  can share your obsession and you can relive it.”—Laura Kasischke, author of *The Raising *
“What a group of characters, what a situation, what a book! It’s Alfred Hitchcock for a new generation and a new era.”—Terry Hayes, author of *I Am Pilgrim*
“Artfully crafted and utterly riveting. *The Girl on the Train*’s clever structure and expert pacing will keep you perched on the edge of your seat, but it’s Hawkins’s deft, empathetic characterization that will leave you pondering this harrowing, thought-provoking story about the power of memory and the danger of envy.”—Kimberly McCreight, *New York Times*–bestselling author of *Reconstructing Amelia *
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**THE RUNAWAY *SUNDAY TIMES* NO.1 BESTSELLER AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR**
*YOU DON’T KNOW HER. BUT SHE KNOWS YOU.*

Girl Missing

SUMMARY: THE FIRST BODY IS A MYSTERY.She’s young. She’s beautiful. And her corpse, laid out in the office of Boston medical examiner Kat Novak, betrays no secrets – except for a notebook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside. THE NEXT BODY IS A WARNING.When a second victim is discovered, Kat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the city streets: a shadowy madman without mercy or apparent motive. The police are sceptical. The mayor won’t listen. And Kat’s chief suspect is one of the city’s most prominent citizens.THE FINAL BODY . . . MIGHT BE HERS.With the death toll rising, Kat races to expose a deadly conspiracy and the brutal killer at its heart – a killer who will stalk her from the dangerous streets of the inner city to the corridors of power. Because he’s closer than she ever dreamt. And every move she makes could be her very last.

A Girl Like You

A Girl Like You (A Donovan Creed Novel) is the next step in the evolution of hit man and former CIA assassin, Donovan Creed.

When Rachel Case goes to the doctor for a routine blood test, scientists are astonished to learn she possesses a gene no one else on earth seems to have—a gene that holds the key to protecting the world from the deadliest pandemic in history. When government operatives kidnap Rachel in order to develop a vaccine, her lover, Donovan Creed, realizes the only way he can find Rachel is to enlist the help of her current husband, Sam.

A Girl Like You is “A sure-fire hit!” Another laugh-out-loud thriller in the tradition of Saving Rachel and Wish List.

Every ten seconds, twenty-four hours a day, a John Locke novel is downloaded somewhere in the world! Authors, book reviewers, bloggers, newspaper and radio interviewers, and fans across the globe agree: John Locke is one of the most creative contemporary talents in America today.

(source: Bol.com)

The Girl in the Ice

Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice. She is not the only one. When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London. What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding? As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika. The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong, resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she’s faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again? A page-turning thriller packed with suspense. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter, discover Rob Bryndza’s new series today at a special launch price. Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster. She’s fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes. 1. THE GIRL IN THE ICE 2. THE NIGHT STALKER COMING SOON What people are saying about The Girl in the Ice ‘I freakin’ LOVED it! . . . Once in a while a book stops you in your tracks . . . this is THAT book!’ Crime Book Junkie ‘I loved, loved, loved this book and Erika Foster is most definitely my kind of heroine. She is smart, tenacious, direct and passionateI found the writing tight, evocative and enthralling. I CAN NOT wait for the next installment.’ Angela Marsons ‘A non-stop, edge-of-your-seat, rollercoaster of a thriller! The ending, oh the ending! My mind is still blown! This book does not disappoint!’ The Book Addicted Boy ‘Oh my gosh!…gripping, grimy, hardcore, thrilling. I was hooked!!!…I loved this bookYou Have GOT To Read This!’ A Page of Fictional Love ‘An intriguing web of lies, secrets and suspense. I really enjoyed getting to know DCI Foster and am already looking forward to the next book.’ Mel Sherratt ‘A compelling read once you’ve started, it’s hard to put down.’ Rachel Abbott ‘Hands-down, one of the most exciting, dramatic, tense and compelling thrillers that I think I have ever read.’ Bookaholic Confessions ‘Absolute perfection!Boy are there some sharp turns! There were a few moments when I felt like I had it all figured out and I was so wrong! Fantastic book!’ The Eternal Optimist ‘The Girl In The Ice is a brilliantly clever crime thrillerHad me hurtling at full speed, until WHAM!!!! with an ending that just totally blew me away! An absolute must read for all you crime fanatics out there.’ By The Letter Book Reviews ‘Engaging, thought provoking, full of suspense this is one murder mystery you won’t want to miss.’ Erisea Magazine ‘With a great plot that really digs into the depths of human nature and some fascinating characters that really were excessive shades of light and darkThe book keeps you guessing and on edge, you will think you have it ALL worked out, but the twisty reveal was very impressive, loved it.’ Book Lover Cat Lady ‘I found myself racing through the chapters. It has plenty of twists and turns, with enough red herrings to keep the reader captivated to the very last page, it’s addictive, compulsive and much more.’ The Book Review Caf_

The GIMP Bible: Great for Beginners – 40+ Step-By-Step Tutorials

The GIMP Bible is the ultimate reference and guide to the free, recently updated, photo-editing software – GIMP. Due to its license-free application, this Adobe Photoshop-like image manipulation program is probably the most-used software in the world. If you’re a beginner photographer or a professional, then this detailed how-to guide will quickly show you how to make the most out of all your great photographs.
Every tutorial has been created using high-quality images and easy-to-follow steps that you will appreciate as you navigate your way from lost beginner to experienced user. We purposefully limited our text to include only the information you need to perform each technique. We think this is the best way to teach something new like GIMP 2.10.
Here are the 40+ different skills and techniques you’ll learn in our first version of The GIMP Bible. We are always working on more. Expect Part II by June 2019.
GIMP for New Users
1. Setting Up Gimp
2. How to Open Images
3. What are Layer Masks and How to Use Them
4. How to Crop an Image
5. How to restore Lost Tool Options and Lost Layers Panel
6. How to Use the Text Tool
7. How to Adjust Brightness & Contrast
8. How to Use the Sharpen Filter
9. Path Tools for Beginners – Part 1 of 3
10. Path Tools for Beginners – Part 2 of 3
11. Path Tools for Beginners – Part 3 of 3
12. How to Save and Export Images
Top 10 Artistic Techniques
1. How to Change a Color Photo into a Monochromatic Image
2. How to Create a Van Gogh Effect
3. How to Change Your Photo into a Soft Colored Pencil Drawing
4. How to Add a Comic Thought Bubble to a Photo
5. How to Change the Color Balance
6. How to Create a Dragan Effect
7. How to Make a White Vignette in the Shape of a Heart
8. How to Create an Ink Smudge Portrait
9. How to Create a Low Poly Portrait in Black and White
10. How to use the Unified Transform Tool
Top 10 Professional Techniques
1. How to Create a Motion Blur with Zoom Effect
2. How to Change a Color Photo Into a Beautiful Pencil Drawing
3. How to Make a Fantastical Bokeh Effect
4. How to Create a Pop-Out Effect
5. How to Create a Beautiful Bokeh Effect
6. How to Change Eye Colors Using the Path Tools
7. How to Select or Cut-Out Hair
8. How to Add a High Pass Sharpening
9. How to Make Backgrounds Black and White
10. How to Swap Faces
Top 10 New Techniques
1. How to Make a Photo Collage
2. How to Create a Text Portrait with Wordcloud
3. How to Change a Color Photo into a Powerful Black & White Image
with a Film Grain and a Vignette
4. How to Change a Color Photo into a Cartoon-Like Pencil Drawing
5. How to Convert a Photo into an Oil Painting
6. How to Change Your Color Image to Black and White: 8 Ways
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9. How to Make a Comic Book Shout Bubble
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Ghostwritten: a novel

A magnificent achievement and an utterly engrossing experience, Ghostwritten is a novel set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, featuring a whole host of characters. An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what connects him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? A woman on a holy mountain talks to a tree – and the tree talks back – unaware of the effect the financial irregularities of a burnt-out lawyer will have on her life. A Mongolian gangster, a redundant English spy in Saint Petersburg with a knack for forging masterpieces, a despondent ‘zookeeper’, a nuclear scientist, a ghostwriter, a ghost, and a late night New York DJ whose hard-boiled scepticism has been his undoing – all have tales to tell.

Add to this saxophones and causality, Buddha, cherry blossoms, island cities, a mind unhooked from memory, the Trans Siberian Express, hidden narratives of the new world’s order, circles and roulette in London, ‘The White Album’, Baggins…