Set amid the darker side of Lake Tahoe's glamorous ski resorts, Acts of Malice has Nina taking on the case of Jim Strong, a member of South Lake Tahoe's most prominent families and the owners of the posh Paradise Ski Resort. With his brother Alex recently killed in a headline-making accident that occurred while they were skiing together, Jim fears he may be indicted in the death. When the coroner announces that Alex died from injuries unrelated to the accident, Jim is charged with murder.
As Nina prepares to defend her client, she has no idea that this case will lead her into a terrifying confrontation with a psychopath or threaten all that she holds most dear. She never expects to witness the perplexing and tangled set of loyalties and alliances among the Strong family.
Further complicating matters is Assistant District Attorney Collier Hallowell, back from sabbatical. Determined to put Jim Strong behind bars, he's equally resolved to pick up romantically where he and Nina left off - and to take their relationship in a completely new direction.
It is 1977 and seventeen-year-old Mona Manoliu has fallen in love with Mihai, a mysterious boy who lives in the romantic mountain city where she spends her summers. She can think of nothing and no one else. But life under Ceausescu's Romania is difficult. Hunger, paranoia and fear infect everyone. One day Mona sees Mihai wearing the black leather jacket favoured by the secret police. Is it possible he is one of them? As food shortages worsen and more of her loved ones disappear, Mona comes to understand that she must leave Romania. She escapes in secret narrowly avoiding the police through Yugoslavia to Italy, and finally to Chicago. But she leaves without saying a final goodbye to Mihai. And though she struggles to bury her longing for the past, many years later she finds herself compelled to return, determined to learn the truth.
The Jury Master
The Jury Master by Robert Dugoni
David Sloane is the best wrongful death attorney in San Francisco. But despite his professional success, he's plagued by a nightmare of a childhood he cannot consciously remember. When he recieves a package from a White House confidant who then turns up dead, the contents reveal a history he could never have imagined.
Making Your Mind Up
Making Your Mind Up by Jill Mansell
When you're a teenager in love with a wildly unsuitable boy,you expect your parents to object.But Lottie's thirty now,a fully fledged grown-up, and she never imagined her children doing the same when she met Tyler Klein.He isn't wildly suitable either,he's a catch.But as far as Nat and Ruby are concerned,he's the devil incarnate.
What's a girl to do?Is she only allowed to associate with men who meet with their approval?And doesn't she already have enough to worry about,what with errant ex-husband Mario up to his old tricks,beloved boss Freddie determined to catch up with old friends before life catches up with him,and best friend Cressida brazenly propositioning strangers in shops?
Everyone else need sorting out.Well that's fine-It's what Lottie's best at.Until the day she discovers that an attack of the hiccups can have the power-just possibly-to change your life...