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: A Novel #ad - 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. Now a cautious risk-management consultant, he is forced to reconsider that year of living dangerously when an old friend is found murdered in a New York alley.
Signs suggest that this recent tragedy is rooted in a more distant one—that of martine aubert, whose fate he’d sealed with a grievous mistake: “In Rupala, and how on the outcome of that toss, the only woman Ray ever loved, I had rolled the dice for a woman who was not even present at the table, twenty years before, a braver and more knowing heart than mine had been forfeited.
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.
The Cloud of Unknowing: A NovelMariner Books #ad - 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.
But the sears family was not through with its troubles. 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. When the old man died, David thought the madness had finally died with him.
The Cloud of Unknowing: A Novel #ad - 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. Her increasingly manic behavior is becoming hard for David to ignore. He finds himself afraid for his own family’s safety—and choosing his words carefully when answering the detective.
The drowning of diana’s mentally ill son has been ruled a tragic “misadventure, ” a conclusion she refuses to accept. A “gripping” mystery revolving around a family tragedy, and a woman who may or may not be descending into madness Entertainment Weekly.
Red LeavesMariner Books #ad - And might do the same thing again . . . Except that Eric is not so sure his son is innocent. Suddenly eric is one of the stricken parents he has seen on television, professing faith in his child’s innocence. 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.
The totally unexpected resolution is both shocking and perfectly apt. Publishers Weekly. He has a prosperous business, comfortable home, and stable family life in a quiet town. 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.
Red Leaves #ad - Then, his teenage son, on an ordinary night, Keith, is asked to babysit Amy Giordano, the eight-year-old daughter of a neighboring family. A father questions whether his son could be guilty of a terrible crime in this “gripping, beautifully written and devastating” thriller Harlan Coben. Eric moore has reason to be happy.
And if keith is not . . .
Sandrine's CaseMysterious Press #ad - While he stands trial for her murder Publishers Weekly, starred review. But then one night sandrine is found dead from an overdose—and Samuel is accused of poisoning her. He was a meek, stuffy doctoral student while she was a beautiful bohemian with limitless talent and imagination. In this edgar award finalist and “slow-burning, intricate” thriller, a professor falls for his wife all over again .
. . Samuel madison always wondered what Sandrine saw in 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. The columbus Dispatch. 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.
Sandrine's Case #ad - 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. As secrets about their tumultuous marriage come to light in the courtroom, a daughter whose faith in her father has been shaken to its core, Samuel must face a town and media convinced of his guilt, and astonishing revelations about his wife, who never ceased being a mystery to him.
Places in the DarkBantam #ad - Before a year goes by, she will flee Port Alma on the same bus that brought her there. 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.
. It is autumn 1937 when a mystery woman appears in Port Alma, a sea village nestled on the chilly coast of Maine. A fragile, green-eyed beauty, the woman arrives with little more than the clothes on her back and a wealth of unspoken secrets.
The Chatham School Affair: A NovelBantam #ad - Attorney henry griswald has a secret: the truth behind the tragic events the world knew as the Chatham School Affair, the controversial tragedy that destroyed five lives, shattered a quiet community, and forever scarred the young boy. Layer by layer, a school, in the chatham School Affair, Cook paints a stunning portrait of a woman, and a town in which passionate violence seems impossible.
. And inevitable. 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, are haunting, " raved the New York Times Book Review, a master of the unexpected ending.
The Quest for Anna Klein: A NovelMariner Books #ad - 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. When it all goes wrong and anna disappears, he will travel far from home once again, into a war-torn world that is far more dangerous, but this time, in this story by an Edgar Award–winning author known for his “piercing thrillers” New York Daily News.
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 - It’s 1939 and the world is on the brink of war, but Thomas Danforth is in New York City living a fortunate life. No other suspense writer takes readers as deeply into the heart of darkness as Thomas H. Cook. Chicago Tribune. Thomas is to provide access to his secluded Connecticut mansion, where a mysterious woman will receive training in firearms and explosives.
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.
Into the Web: A NovelBantam #ad - . But the. 38-caliber echoes he left behind still haunt the hardscrabble West Virginia community. Cook. Chicago TribuneI know you were there. No other suspense writer takes readers as deeply into the heart of darkness as Thomas H. And when a body is found in the woods and his first, Lila, last, is connected to the corpse, and only love, it’s Roy who’s sworn in by the sheriff to discover the truth.
. You’ll never get away from it. Only roy knows what really happened that snowy night two decades ago when the world suddenly shattered—only Roy and old Sheriff Wallace Porterfield. And now, porterfield’s son, maybe, the new sheriff, knows too. But what roy uncovers is that he never escaped the past, that it’s ready, that it’s been waiting for his return, this time, to kill him.
Into the Web: A Novel #ad - I know what you did. Now, twenty-five years later, he’s come back to spend one last summer caring for his dying father.
The InterrogationBantam #ad - Against a gripping backdrop of murder and redemption, love, and unbearable loss, shifting bonds of family, master storyteller Thomas Cook probes the uneasy, proving once again why he is “perhaps the best American writer of crime fiction currently practicing” Drood Review. 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.
. 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. The interrogation albert jay smalls sits in an interrogation room accused of an unspeakable crime. 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 - 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. With less than twelve hours before he must be released, Smalls will be put through one final interrogation.
The police have no witnesses, no physical evidence, but they are certain he is hiding the truth.
Breakheart HillCrimeline #ad - 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. 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. And on one hazy summer afternoon decades ago, a searing burst of violence engulfed Breakheart Hill. Cook begins a tale of love and its aftermath, of a town sent reeling from a moment of passionate betrayal.
Evidence of Blood: A NovelBantam #ad - Edgar award winner Thomas H. Cook has earned acclaim and a growing legion of fans for his brilliantly styled, intensely evocative thrillers. Now, he draws us into a world of love, in his most seductive suspense novel yet, betrayal, and murder from which one man can find no escape. It's better to know, don't you think?
. No matter what the cost?" forty years ago in Sequoyah, Georgia, Charles Overton was sentenced to die for the murder of a young woman, even though her body was never found. But the prosecution had all the ammunition it needed: a blood-stained dress and a jury out for vengeance. Now true-crime writer Jackson Kinley is coming home to grieve for an old friend.
Evidence of Blood: A Novel #ad - But sequoyah sheriff ray Tindall's death has left many questions: Why had he reopened the Overton case. And then, and lies--and finally into the darkest corners of the human heart, secrecy, without explanation, shut it down? What was he looking for? And what did he find that he couldn't bear to reveal? The search for answers leads Kinley into a small-town web of corruption, where the terrible truth lies.