La fille dans le r troviseur
Des jeunes filles qui se volatilisent, des flics hors-la-loi, une mère qui reproduit sans cesse le portrait de son fils disparu... De fausses pistes en surprenantes découvertes, le créateur de frissons nous livre un nouveau puzzle explosif. État de New York, près de la frontière canadienne, de nos jours C'est la nuit, il pleut, et Cal Weaver n'a qu'une envie : rentrer chez lui. Mais à un stop, l'ex-flic hésite : Claire Sanders, la fille du maire, cherche désespérément une bonne âme pour la ramener chez elle. Bien sûr, prendre une adolescente en stop n'est jamais très prudent. Les rumeurs vont vite dans les petits patelins. Mais quand cette dernière l'implore en lui disant qu'elle était amie avec Scott, son fils décédé tragiquement quelques semaines plus tôt, Cal craque. Quel mal y a-t-il à aider cette gamine ? Quelques kilomètres plus loin, Claire est malade et Cal s'arrête dans un bar. Dix minutes plus tard, la jeune fille qui s'installe dans la voiture n'est pas Claire Sanders... Où est-elle ? Que fuit-elle ? Dans quel piège Cal vient-il de se fourrer ? Des jeunes filles qui se volatilisent, un homme enfermé dans une cave depuis des années, des flics aux méthodes de ripoux et une femme qui reproduit sans cesse le portrait de son fils disparu... Pièce angulaire d'un puzzle aussi meurtrier que machiavélique, Cal Weaver va devoir jouer serrer pour sortir vivant de ce panier de crabes, et tenter de découvrir la vérité sur Claire, mais aussi sur la mort de son fils.
'This latest from crime master Coben is a thrillingly tense yet emotional tale concerning a missing seventeen year old girl' HEAT Seventeen-year-old Haley McWaid never gave her parents a moment's worry. Until one morning her mother wakes to find that Haley didn't come home the night before. Three months quickly pass without a word, and everyone assumes the worst. Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission: to identify and bring down sexual predators via televised sting operations. Her latest target is Dan Mercer, a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens. But his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have imagined. CAUGHT tells the story of a missing girl, the community stunned by her loss, the predator who may have taken her, and the reporter who suddenly realises she can't trust her own instincts about this story - or the motives of the people around her...
No Safe House
What would you do to protect your daughter . . .? From the million-copy bestselling author of NO TIME FOR GOODBYE Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal which nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible. Terry's wife, Cynthia, is living separate from her husband and daughter after her own personal demons threatened to ruin her relationship with them permanently. Their daughter, Grace, is rebelling against her parents' seemingly needless overprotection. Terry is just trying to keep his family together. And the entire town is reeling from the senseless murder of two elderly locals. But when Grace foolishly follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house, the Archers must do more than stay together. They must stay alive. Because now they have all been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths of their seemingly idyllic hometown. For there, they will be reconnected with the man who saved their lives seven years ago, but who still remains a ruthless, unrepentant criminal. They will encounter killers for hire working all sides. And they will learn that there are some things people value much more than money, and will do anything to get it. Caught in a labyrinth between family loyalty and ultimate betrayal, Terry must find a way to extricate his family from a lethal situation he still doesn't fully comprehend. All he knows is that to live, he may have to do the unthinkable . . .
In the too-quiet town of Oakwood, only the lucky die of boredom…and new homeowner Zack Walker isn’t feeling lucky. Whoever said the burbs were boring will think twice after reading Linwood Barclay’s hilarious debut mystery, in which Dad learns the hard way that he doesn’t always know best. Zack wouldn’t blame you for thinking he’s safety-obsessed. True, he masterminded a plot to trade his family’s exciting city lifestyle for one of suburban tranquillity. True, even after this strategic move, Zack still has issues with family members who forget their keys in the front door, leave their cars unlocked, or park their backpacks at the top of the stairs—where you could kill yourself tripping over them. Just ask his wife, Sarah, or his teenage kids, Paul and Angie, who endure their share of lectures. Zack knows that he needs to chill out and assume the best for once—but we know what happens to those who assume. When Zack realizes their two-faced developer sent a petty thief to fix their leaky shower, he starts fighting hard to ignore the fact that Oakwood isn’t the crime-free paradise he was hoping for. But his brief state of denial comes to an abrupt end when, during a walk by the creek, he stumbles across a dead body. Even more shocking, Zack actually knows who the victim is—and who might want him dead. With a killer roaming around their neighborhood and Zack’s overactive imagination in overdrive, he’s sure things can’t get any worse. But then another local is murdered—and Zack’s paranoid tendencies get him implicated in the crime. While his wife is trying to remember why she married him in the first place, and his kids are considering whether it’s time to have him committed, Zack decides there’s only one thing he can do. To protect his family—and avoid being busted for a crime he didn’t commit—he’s going to have to override his safety-first instincts, tap into his delusions of machismo, and track down the killer himself. From the Hardcover edition.
A Tap on the Window
One of the Boston Globe's Best Crime Novels of the Year! One of Suspense Magazine's Best Books of 2013! Since private investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son died in a tragic accident, Cal and his wife have drifted apart. Cal is mired in a grief he can’t move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment. Driving home one night, a rain-drenched girl taps on his car window and asks for a ride. He knows a grown man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is foolish—but he lets her in. Cal soon senses that something’s not right with the girl or the situation. But it’s too late. He’s already involved. Drawn into a nightmare of secrets, lies, and cover-ups in his small, upstate New York town, Cal knows that the only thing that can save him is the truth. And he’s about to expose the town’s secrets one by one—if he lives long enough.
It began with a phone call... Has he now made a promise he can't keep? A gripping Myron Bolitar novel from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of SIX YEARS. The 2am phone call is from a young, frightened, lost girl who has called the one adult who had promised to help her if she ever got into any trouble: Myron Bolitar. But his help proves not to be enough. He picks her up from a cold street corner and - against his better judgment - is persuaded to drop her at an unknown address. This is a mistake that he lives to regret, for Aimee Biel's final wave from a darkened porch turns out to be the last time anyone will see her... Driven by guilt and the desperation of her family, Myron decides to break his vow of six years and get involved in the search. But his past will not be buried so easily ... and Myron must decide once and for all what he will stand up for if he is to have any hope of rescuing both Aimee and himself.
A gripping thriller packed with scandal in a small town, from the master of the twist you never saw coming - international bestseller, Linwood Barclay. When a young girl from Promise Falls is killed by a drunk driver, the community wants answers. It doesn't matter that the accused is a kid himself: all they see is that he took a life and got an easy sentence. As pack mentality kicks in and social media outrage builds, vicious threats are made against the boy and his family. When Cal Weaver is called in to investigate, he finds himself caught up in a cold-blooded revenge plot. Someone in the town is threatening to put right some wrongs... And in Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action.
The Twenty Three
From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes the jaw-dropping finale of the Promise Falls Trilogy. Everything has been leading to this. It’s the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd, and the small town of Promise Falls, New York, has found itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar flu-like symptoms—and dozens have died. Investigators quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from a mass poisoning of this town? Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is faced with another problem. A college student has been murdered, and he’s seen the killer’s handiwork before—in the unsolved homicides of two other women in town. Suddenly, all the strange things that have happened in the last month start to add up… Bloody mannequins found in car “23” of an abandoned Ferris wheel…a fiery, out-of-control bus with “23” on the back, that same number on the hoodie of a man accused of assault… The motive for harming the people of Promise Falls points to the number 23—and working out why will bring Duckworth closer to death than he’s ever been before… From the Hardcover edition.
Far From True
New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay delivers the second spine-chilling thriller set in the troubled town of Promise Falls, following the electrifying cliffhanger ending of Broken Promise... After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father’s house. Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it’s clear that salacious activities have taken place—as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realizes it may not be discs the thief was actually interested in.... Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is still trying to solve two murders—one of which is three years old—he believes are connected, since each featured a similar distinctive wound. As the lies begin to unravel, Cal is headed straight into the heart of a dark secret as his search uncovers more startling truths about Promise Falls. And when yet another murder happens, Cal and Barry are both driven to pursue their investigations, no matter where they lead. Evil deeds long thought buried are about to haunt the residents of this town—as the sins of the past and present collide with terrifying results.
Le secret d un p diatre Cheikh et m decin Un impossible pardon
Le secret d’un pédiatre, Jacqueline Diamond Un an après un accident qui l’a rendu partiellement amnésique, le Dr Hugh Menton reprend – enfin – son activité de pédiatre à Los Angeles. Une routine salutaire pour Hugh qui n’aspire à rien de plus. Jusqu’à la visite d’une certaine Meg Avery, une inconnue qui prétend être sa femme et la mère de leur unique petite fille... Cheikh et médecin, Josie Metcalfe Pour Lily, travailler avec le célèbre chirurgien Razak Khan est une véritable aubaine. A ce détail près qu’elle ressent une attirance incongrue pour cet homme énigmatique qui, en plus d’être son patron, est aussi l’héritier d’un royaume ! Peut-elle oser croire à une véritable histoire d’amour en Razak et elle ? Un impossible pardon, Jennifer Taylor Le Dr Felipe Valdez ne supporte pas l’idée que son neveu, l’enfant de son frère disparu, soit élevé en Angleterre, loin de lui. Aussi décide-t-il de faire venir à Majorque la mère de l’enfant, Rebecca Williams, bien qu’il la tienne pour une arriviste. Une arriviste qui le surprend dès le premier jour ; car, en fait, Rebecca est douce, désintéressée et... terriblement belle.