The Visitor by Lee Child Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cook had a lot in common. Both high flying army women, both victims of sexual harassment, they left the army under dubious circumstances. Both are now dead, their bodies discovered, unmarked and unscarred, in their own homes. Jack Reacher, former US military policeman, loner and drifter, knew them both. Psychological profiling points to a smart guy, solitary, army, someone who knew both of his victims. The perfect psychological match, Reacher is arrested by an ambitious FBI Special Agent, Julia Lamarr. But when the body of another woman, Sergeant Lorraine Stanley, is discovered, killed with similar precision, Reacher is released. Everyone fears there is a serial killer on the loose. But the FBI have strong persuasive powers, and before long Reacher finds himself heavily involved in the murder investigation. What have these women got in common and why is someone out to do them harm? In this magnificent, utterly ingenious thriller, Reacher once again saves the day, proving that he is a unique hero, capable of holding his own in any situation, and "The Visitor" confirms that Lee Child is more than capable of challenging the established names currently writing in this genre.Read More...Hide Pages: 512
The Enemy by Lee Child Lee Child's new stomach-churning, palm-sweating thriller turns back the clock to Jack Reacher's army days. For the first time we meet a younger Reacher, a Reacher not yet disillusioned with military life. A Reacher with family. A Reacher in dogtags and starched uniform who imposes army discipline, if only in his own pragmatic way.The new riproaring, missilebusting piece of killer storytelling by Lee Child takes his cult hero Jack Reacher back in time, to his days as a Military Policeman in the US Army.
Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Son. New Year`s Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The Cold War is ending. Soon, America won't have any enemies left. A soldier is found dead in a sleazy motel bed. Jack Reacher is the officer on duty. The soldier turns out to be a two-star general. Then Reacher finds another corpse: the general's wife. Lee Child's stomach-churning thriller turns back the clock. We meet a younger Reacher, in dogtags, far from the no-ties, no-last-known-address drifter of the other novels. A Reacher who imposes army discipline. Even if only in his own pragmatic way...Read More...Hide Pages: 560
Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child Jack Reacher faces his most implacable enemy yet, in the new thriller by the double no.1 bestseller Lee Child.
Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they're nervous. By definition they're all first-timers. Riding the subway in New York at two o'clock in the morning, Reacher knows the twelve giveaway signs to look out for. Watching one of his fellow-passengers, he becomes sharply aware: one by one, she ticks off every bulletpoint on his list. So begins the new heartstopping new thriller starring today's most admired action hero, the gallant and enigmatic loner Jack Reacher.Read More...Hide Pages: 560
Die Trying by Lee Child When a woman is kidnapped, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Handcuffed together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more then he imagines. Now he has to save them both-from the inside out-or die trying...
Die Trying by Lee Child A Chicago street in bright sunshine, Jack Reacher, is strolling nowhere and sees an attractive young woman, struggling on crutches. Naturally, he stops to offer her a steadying arm. And then he turns around to see a handgun aimed straight at his stomach. Locked in a dark, stifling van racing across America, chained to the woman, Reacher needs to know why he's there. The kidnappers are saying nothing. The woman claims to be an FBI agent. She's tough enough to be one. But at their remote destination, will raw courage and cunning be enough to overcome the hopeless odds,with their own lives and hundreds more at stake.
61 Hours by Lee Child GET READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING COUNT-DOWN OF YOUR LIFE HOUR # SIXTY-ONE Icy winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes in a gathering storm. On the back seat: Jack Reacher, hitching a ride to nowhere. A life without baggage has many advantages. And disadvantages too, like facing the arctic cold without a coat. HOUR # THIRTY-ONE A small town is threatened by sinister forces. One brave woman is standing up for justice.If she?s going to live to testify, she?ll need help from a man like Reacher.Because there?s a killercoming for her. HOUR # ZERO Has Reacher finally met his match? He doesn't want to put the world to rights. He just doesn?t like people who put it to wrongs.Read More...Hide Pages: 496
"129 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds overnight? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier (repulsive, horrifying notion)); alcohol units 2 (excellent) cigarettes 21 (poor but will give up totally tomorrow); number of correct lottery numbers 2 (better, but nevertheless useless)".
Bridget Jones's Diary is a laugh-out-loud chronicle that charts a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single girl on a permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement--in which she resolves to: visit the gym three times a week not merely to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and not fall for any of the following: misogynists, megalomaniacs, adulterers, workaholics, chauvinists or perverts. And learn to program the VCR. Caught between her Singleton friends, who are all convinced they will end up dying alone and found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian, and the Smug Marrieds, whose dinner parties offer ever-new opportunities for humiliation, Bridget struggles to keep her life on an even keel (or at least afloat). Through it all, she will have her readers helpless with laughter and shouting, "Bridget Jones is me!"
Custody by Manju Kapur
Raman is a fast rising marketing executive at a global drinks company; Shagun is his extraordinarily beautiful wife. With his glittering future, her vivid beauty, and their two adorable children-eight year old Arjun who looks just like her and two year old Roohi who looks just like him the pair appear to have everything.
Then Shagun meets Raman's dynamic new boss Ashok and everything changes. Once lovers and companions, husband and wife become enemies locked in an ugly legal battle over their two children. Caught in their midst is the childless Ishita who is in love with the idea of motherhood.
Custody is the riveting story of how family-love can disintegrate into an obsession to possess children, body and soul, as well as a chilling critique of the Indian judicial system. Told with nuance, sympathy, and clear-sightedness, it confirms Manju Kapur's reputation as the great chronicler of the modern Indian family.
The Secret Scripture
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
Roseanne McNulty is nearing her one-hundredth birthday (although no one is quite sure of her age) and she faces an uncertain future. The Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life is preparing for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks often with Dr Grene her psychiatrist. This relationship although guarded is trusting after so many years and intensifies and complicates as Dr Grene mourns the death of his wife.
The story that emerges through their respective journals, - of Roseanne's family in 1930s Sligo - is at once shocking and deeply beautiful. Through the haze of memory and constant retelling, Roseanne's story becomes an alternative and secre history of Ireland. This is a story exquisitely written, one of a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance, and yet one marked by love,passion and hope.