Last Seen Alive

A Novel

Author: Claire Douglas

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062843192

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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One woman is trapped in the death-grip of the past—and every one of its dark secrets—in this riveting novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of The Sisters and Local Girl Missing. She can run… As much as Libby Hall needs a vacation, she’s never considered taking one until she sees the note for a house swap. Suffering a miscarriage was a personal turning point. Saving a child from a burning school was a public one. Just as the emotional fallout of both incidents takes its toll, along comes her lifesavers—the Heywoods, a couple in need of a getaway of their own. But she can’t hide… Libby and her husband Jamie can’t believe their good fortune when they arrive at the Heywood’s isolated seaside estate with its panoramic views—and just in exchange for their drab two-bedroom apartment. How generous of the Heywoods! Yet how odd. Libby almost feels guilty until the home yields disquieting surprises: a fortune in hidden surveillance equipment, a stranger in the garden who watches them, and the make-shift operating room in the basement… Because someone knows her secret… When Jamie falls dangerously ill, all Libby wants is to return to their comfortably imperfect lives. But it’s already too late. Libby has just discovered the Heywoods’ biggest secret. And when it appears that even Jamie is hiding something from her, Libby’s paranoia gets the best of her. It should. For she has buried secrets of her own. As the past comes crawling out of the darkness, Libby fears she’s walked into an elaborate trap. But who has set it? What do they want of her? And what is she willing to risk to make it out alive…?

Last Seen Alive

Author: Claire Douglas

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405926414

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'IF YOU LOVED CLARE MACKINTOSH . . . YOU WILL LOVE CLAIRE DOUGLAS' Woman & Home 'Thrillingly tense and twisty, a great read' B A Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors _______________ She can run Libby Hall needs to hide, to escape from everything for a while. Which is why the house swap is a godsend. The chance for Libby and her husband Jamie to exchange their tiny Bath flat for a beautiful haven on the wild Cornish coast. But she can't hide But before they can begin to heal their fragile marriage, Libby makes some disturbing discoveries about the house. And soon the peace and isolation begin to feel threatening. How alone are they? Why does she feel watched? Because someone knows her secret What is Jamie hiding? Is Libby being paranoid? And why does the house bring back such terrible memories? Memories Libby's worked hard to bury. Memories of the night she last saw her best friend alive . . . and what she did. 'Stunning. Packed with a killer twist' Closer 'It's impossible to guess the shocking ending' Saga 'I love stories when you're not quite sure who is telling the truth! Kept me guessing' Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife 'Fast-paced and chock-full of twists' Paula Daly bestselling author of The Mistake I Made 'Thrilling. I could hardly catch my breath between twists!' Jenny Blackhurst, bestselling author of The Foster Child

Last Seen Alive

Author: Carlene Thompson

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 142999052X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Chyna Greer was sixteen when her best friend, Zoey, disappeared. Though very different in looks and temperament, the two girls shared a bond that was stronger than blood. But even Chyna's urgent warnings couldn't prevent a love-struck Zoey from sneaking out to the lake to meet her secret crush—and being swallowed up into the warm summer night forever.... Now Chyna has come back to her West Virginia hometown of Black Willow to lay her mother to rest. But memories of Zoey are everywhere...and then, out of nowhere, Chyna hears a voice—Zoey's voice—begging for her help. As Chyna delves into Black Willow's past, she learns that two other teenagers also went missing. Soon Chyna's search for answers becomes a desperate race to uncover a chilling secret that strikes at the heart of everything she holds dear—and reveal the remorseless evil that has been hiding in plain sight....

When Last Seen Alive

Author: Gar Anthony Haywood

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453252932

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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An encounter at the Million Man March sucks Gunner into an ice-cold missing persons caseElroy Covington should have run. He had traveled to the Million Man March in Washington, DC, looking forward to a new city and new faces. Then in a Dupont Circle restaurant, a twist of fate brought him face to face with a man from his long-forgotten past. Instead of running, Elroy said hello. He never made it home. Eight months later, Elroy’s sister shows up in the Los Angeles office of private detective Aaron Gunner, who traded business cards with Elroy at the march and promptly forgot they ever met. Elroy’s last known location was Los Angeles, and his sister thinks he was coming to see the detective. As he tries to warm up Elroy’s frigid trail, Gunner uncovers ties to a black militant group. The time for brotherhood is over, and finding the vanished marcher will mean getting tough.

Last Seen Alive

Author: Dorothy Simpson

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 1405536780

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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It's been all of twenty years since Alicia Parnell last saw Sturrenden. While she was still a schoolgirl a jilted boyfriend killed himself, and her parents tactfully moved away from that corner of Kent. Nevertheless the old crowd are delighted when she turns up out of the blue one day. Just why she has chosen to come back, no-one can guess. But within hours Alicia has been found strangled, and Inspector Luke Thanet is called upon to solve her murder, a task that will involving delving deep into the past.

Last seen alive

the search for missing POWs from the Korean War

Author: Laurence Jolidon

Publisher: Ink-Slinger Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 346

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LAST SEEN ALIVE presents startling new evidence of Stalin-era war crimes that sealed the fate of thousands of men unaccounted for after the Korean War & more than 100 secret reconnaissance flights downed by the Soviets during the Cold War. Exclusive interviews with Russian veterans & newly declassified documents disclose the last live-sightings of Americans in the Gulag, China & North Korea. After Soviet search parties combed crash sites for survivors, Soviet intelligence officials were the last to see the American POWs they interrogated in Manchuria & the Soviet Union alive. Compelling evidence shows hundreds of American POWs, both officers & enlisted, were shipped to Manchuria & Siberia. The author's groundbreaking research spotlights decades of public & government apathy & inaction that prematurely declared thousands of POWs dead & failed to hold the Communists accountable. This is the first book to tell the full story of Korean War/Cold War MIAs & assess the work of the U.S.-Russia Joint Commission formed to investigate reports of Americans held in the USSR. This carefully researched work by an investigative journalist, war correspondent & Vietnam veteran is essential reading for veterans & their families, historians, students, government & military officials. To order, write Ink-Slinger Press, 1733 20th Street, N.W., #301, Washington, D.C., 20009; Tel: 202-667-9232; FAX: 202-265-6020.

Last Seen Alive

Author: Dorothy Simpson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504044363

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger: A troubled woman returns to her peaceful English village after twenty years—and is murdered within twenty-four hours. When Det. Inspector Luke Thanet was a young man, Alicia Parnell was one of the most popular girls in Sturrenden: beautiful, charming, and brilliant. But her perfect life was shattered when her teenage boyfriend killed himself. Alicia’s family left town soon after, and Thanet never expected to see her again. But two decades later, Alicia comes home to start her life over in the country village where she was born. No one knows what drew her back, and no one has a chance to ask—because less than a day after her return, Alicia is murdered. Her body is found in the Black Swan hotel, and all signs point to strangulation. Inspector Thanet is shocked by the death of someone he knew, and to find Alicia’s killer, he’ll have to dig deep into their shared past. Someone in Sturrenden has a secret, and Thanet must uncover it before the killer strikes again. The winner of the CWA Silver Dagger, Britain’s top prize for crime fiction, Last Seen Alive is a compelling puzzle from a “dependably pleasing” author (The Boston Globe). Last Seen Alive is the 5th book in the Inspector Thanet Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Last Seen Alive

A Rafferty P.I. Mystery

Author: W. Glenn Duncan

Publisher: d squared publishing

ISBN: 0648037029

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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Rafferty’s Rule 26: When in doubt, raise hell and see who complains about the noise. Rafferty’s taking a vacation in a small Texas town when he gets arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. But someone butchered Cynthia Lawson, and Rafferty was one of the last people to see her alive, so he’s involved, whether he likes it or not. Faster than you can say, “Five hundred on Texas A&M in the Bowl Game,” Rafferty is up to his ass in shady bookies, crooked doctors, protective ex-lovers and religious fundamentalists. And although he doesn’t normally pull protection detail, when the scorned wife of the accused killer asks for his help, Rafferty decides to stay a while longer in the boondocks. He’s not convinced the cops have the right guy behind bars and, if they don’t, that means the real killer is still out there. Besides, the sooner Rafferty gets this whole mess cleared up, the sooner he can get back to his vacation. If you’re a fan of Spenser, Mike Hammer or Matt Scudder, then this hardboiled pulp thriller, from Shamus Award Winner W. Glenn Duncan, will keep you reading late into the dark night. LAST SEEN ALIVE is a hardboiled P.I. mystery in the tradition of the best pulp thrillers. Rafferty’s a Dallas P.I. and an ex-cop who spent enough time on the streets to understand how things work. And when they don’t, Rafferty’s the guy you’ll want on your side. He may quote Latin occasionally, smoke too much and be a cynical sonofabitch, but when it all hits the fan and you need someone you can trust, you’ll be glad you called Rafferty. Originally published by Ballantine, this 30th Anniversary release of LAST SEEN ALIVE marks the first time that W. Glenn Duncan’s work has been available in digital format. We doubt that Rafferty would quietly accept the ongoing march of technology that provides this opportunity, but even a grizzled P.I. has to grow up sometime. This hardboiled PI series will continue with the first new Rafferty story in nearly three decades. FALSE GODS, written by W. Glenn Duncan Jr. (son of the original author) sees Rafferty looking for a missing girl, up to his ass in religious fundamentalists and needing all the help he can get from his old pals Cowboy and Mimi—and a few new ones—to make sure he gets out alive. Join the Rafferty Readers’ Group at RaffertyPI.com to get the latest news on the upcoming release of FALSE GODS. Praise for W. Glenn Duncan: “Sometimes it seemed W. Glenn Duncan's Texas P.I. Rafferty had a rule for everything, but the fact remains that most of them were a hoot. And, of course, a further irony is that "Rafferty's Rules" is, in fact, an Australian football term for "no rules at all.” - Thrilling Detective Website “I have all of the Rafferty titles in my collection. I've gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, but the Rafferty books are a mainstay. I think they're terrific!” - Paul Bishop “Duncan truly captured the pure essence of the definitive smart-ass private eye in his character Rafferty. Take part Sam Spade with a little Mike Hammer, mix in some Spenser and you have an awesome character.” - Cliff Fausset “At first sniff, it may smell like Spenser with a cowboy hat, but take a good whiff: W. Glenn Duncan's Dallas, Texas private eye RAFFERTY was actually a blast of fresh air in what was rapidly becoming a glut of sensitive, soul-searching, overly politically-correct cookie cutter P.I.s in the late eighties. Of course, it helps that Dallas ain't Boston.” - Kevin Burton Smith

Last Scene Alive

Author: Charlaine Harris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425252760

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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Still mourning her husband's death, Roe Teagarden becomes unwittingly involved in a feature film detailing the time she spent solving murders with her ex-boyfriend in the latest installment of the mystery series from the #1 New York Times best-selling author. 35,000 first printing.

The Mistake I Made

Author: Paula Daly

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802190820

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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An indecent proposal has fatal repercussions in this “hypnotic” thriller from the author of Keep Your Friends Close (Kirkus Reviews). Roz has reached her breaking point. Her marriage and business have both failed. And with debts racking up, she’s struggling to provide for her nine-year-old son, who is starting to misbehave in school. Then, at her sister’s fortieth birthday party, a perfect—albeit indecent—opportunity presents itself. Scott Elias is wealthy, powerful, and very married. But he wants Roz and he’s willing to pay for the privilege of her company. Offering cash in exchange for a no-strings-attached night of intimacy, Scott’s deal could clear Roz’s debts, get her life back on track, and maybe give her the chance to have some fun in the bargain. But as the situation spirals out of control, Roz is forced to do things she never thought herself capable of . . . “[Daly] has a real gift for mixing insightful writing on domestic life with a suspenseful premise.” —Booklist “Daly heats things up fast.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Last Forever

Author: Deb Caletti

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442450010

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Beginnings and endings overlap in this “surprising story about love, loss, and putting down roots” (Booklist, starred review) from National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti. Nothing lasts forever, and no one gets that more than Tessa. After her mother died, it’s all Tessa can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, and her happiness from slipping away. And then there’s her dad. He’s stuck in his own daze, and it’s so hard to feel like a family when their house no longer seems like a home. Her father’s solution? An impromptu road trip that lands them in Tessa’s grandmother’s small coastal town. Despite all the warmth and beauty there, Tessa can’t help but feel even more lost. Enter Henry Lark. He understands the relationships that matter. And more importantly, he understands her. A secret stands between them, but Tessa’s willing to do anything to bring them together—because Henry may just be her one chance at forever.

The Inspector Thanet Mysteries Volume Two

Close Her Eyes, Last Seen Alive, and Dead on Arrival

Author: Dorothy Simpson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504053036

Category: Fiction

Page: 930

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The second trio of mysteries in the “beautifully crafted,” Silver Dagger Award–winning police procedural series set in Kent, England (The Washington Post). Det.Inspector Luke Thanet may be a family man with a soft heart and bad back, but he also has a bloodhound’s nose for murder. With Sgt. Mike Lineham at his side, no case is too tough, in these mysteries from the “dependably pleasing” Dorothy Simpson (Boston Globe). Close Her Eyes: When a teenage girl from a strict fundamentalist religious order goes missing, her parents insist that the investigation of her disappearance be left in the hands of God. But when Charity Pritchard is found murdered, Inspector Thanet and Sergeant Lineham vow to tear off the church’s veil of secrecy to reveal her killer. “A well-crafted [and] compelling mystery novel.” —The Armchair Detective Last Seen Alive: When Luke Thanet was a young man, Alicia Parnell was one of the most popular girls in Sturrenden—until her perfect life was shattered by her teenage boyfriend’s suicide. Alicia’s family left town soon after. But now, two decades later, Alicia has returned to the country village where she was born—only to die there the day after she arrives . . . To find the killer, Inspector Thanet will have to dig deep into their shared past, in this CWA Silver Dagger winner. “A classic detective story . . . complex and ingenious.” —Literary Review Dead on Arrival: Inspector Thanet is brought in when a dead man is found in bed, apparently killed by a single blow with a blunt object. When the corpse is identified as Steven Long, the question is no longer who wanted to kill him, but who didn’t? Long was loathed by everyone in town, from his long-suffering ex-wife to the man whose family he killed in a driving accident. To find the culprit, Thanet will have to get to the bottom of a lifetime of hate. “An intriguing tale not to be missed.” —Yorkshire Post

Rafferty's Rules

A Rafferty P.I. Mystery

Author: W. Glenn Duncan

Publisher: d squared publishing

ISBN: 0648037002

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Girl Last Seen

Author: Heather Anastasiu,Anne Greenwood Brown

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 0807581429

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Kadence Mulligan's star was rising. She and her best friend, Lauren DeSanto, watched their songs go viral on YouTube, then she launched a solo career when a nasty throat infection paralyzed Lauren's vocal chords. Everyone knows Lauren and Kadence had a major falling-out over Kady's boyfriend. But Lauren knows how deceptive Kadence could be sometimes. And nobody believes Lauren when she claims she had nothing to do with the disappearance. Or the blood evidence... As the town and local media condemns Lauren, she realizes the only way to clear her name is to discover the truth herself. Lauren slowly unravels the twisted life of Kadence Mulligan and sees that there was more to her than she ever knew. But will she realize she's unknowingly playing a part in an elaborate game to cover up a crime before it's too late?

The Sisters

Author: Claire Douglas

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780008163310

Category:

Page: 384

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One lied. One died. When one sister dies, the other must go to desperate lengths to survive After a tragic accident, still haunted by her twin sister s death, Abi is making a fresh start in Bath. But when she meets siblings Bea and Ben, she is quickly drawn into their privileged and unsettling circle. When one sister lies, she must protect her secret at all costs As Abi tries to keep up with the demands of her fickle friends, strange things start to happen precious letters go missing and threatening messages are left in her room. Is this the work of the beautiful and capricious Bea? Or is Abi willing to go to any lengths to get attention? When the truth outs, will either sister survive?"

Last Whisper

Author: Carlene Thompson

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429909495

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1967

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Someone is tracking her every move. A killer who knows that true nightmares never end... And that the perfect murder is always worth waiting for... Brooke Yeager's childhood ended the night she crept downstairs to find her beautiful, gentle mother, Anne, lying in a pool of blood. Standing above Anne's shattered body, a gun aimed right at the terrified little girl, was Brooke's stepfather, Zachary Tavell. Luck saved Brooke that night, and in the years since, she's managed to build a good life in Charleston, West Virginia, secure in the knowledge that Zach is behind bars. Until the night another woman is murdered—a woman who looks just like Brooke. Zach Tavell has escaped from prison, and this time, Brooke will need much more than luck to survive. As the police search for Tavell, Brooke is shaken by a string of gruesome deaths and disturbing messages linked to her mother's murder. Everyone she has ever cared about is in danger. And soon it's clear that the nightmare that began fifteen years ago won't be over until Brooke comes face to face with a monstrous evil that's closer, and more cunning, than she ever imagined... "Thompson creates smart, interesting characters the reader cares about within a gripping suspense story."—Judith Kelman, author of After the Fall "Intriguing...brims with madness and creepy thrills." —RT BOOKclub Magazine on Share No Secrets

The Last Book in the Universe

Author: Rodman Philbrick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545303877

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

6 Rainier Drive

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1426865503

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Dear Reader, As you may have heard, we've recently had quite a shock. My husband, Seth, and I lost our business, The Lighthouse restaurant—to arson. The investigation continues. The prime suspect is a young ex-employee named Anson Butler, who disappeared right after the fire. So Seth and I are trying to sort out our lives. (And let me tell you, this kind of crisis is not good for a marriage.) In the meantime, life goes on for everyone else in Cedar Cove—with marriages, births, reunions and even the occasional scandal. One of the most interesting pieces of news is that Cal, who works on Cliff Harding's ranch, is now rescuing wild mustangs in Wyoming. I have to run—I'm meeting an old friend, Warren Saget, for lunch. Let's talk soon, and I'll fill you in on everything that's happening in town! Justine Gunderson

The Michigan Murders

The True Story of the Ypsilanti Ripper’s Reign of Terror

Author: Edward Keyes

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504025598

Category: True Crime

Page: 360

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Edgar Award Finalist: The terrifying true story of savage murders, a terrorized midwestern town, and the serial killer who could have lived next door In 1967, during the time of peace, free love, and hitchhiking, nineteen-year-old Mary Terese Fleszar was last seen alive walking home to her apartment in Ypsilanti, Michigan. One month later, her naked body—stabbed over thirty times and missing both feet and a forearm—was discovered, partially buried, on an abandoned farm. A year later, the body of twenty-year-old Joan Schell was found, similarly violated. Southeastern Michigan was terrorized by something it had never experienced before: a serial killer. Over the next two years, five more bodies were uncovered around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Michigan. All the victims were tortured and mutilated. All were female students. After multiple failed investigations, a chance sighting finally led to a suspect. On the surface, John Norman Collins was an all-American boy—a fraternity member studying elementary education at Eastern Michigan University. But Collins wasn’t all that he seemed. His female friends described him as aggressive and short tempered. And in August 1970, Collins, the “Ypsilanti Ripper,” was arrested, found guilty, and sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. Written by the coauthor of The French Connection, The Michigan Murders delivers a harrowing depiction of the savage murders that tormented a small midwestern town.

Do Not Disturb

Be careful who you let inside . . .

Author: Claire Douglas

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405932554

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Could your dream home be your worst nightmare? After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family. And running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic. But then their first guest arrives. Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see. It's seventeen years since she tore everything apart. Why has she chosen now to walk back into Kirsty's life? Is Selena running from something too? Or is there an even darker reason for her visit? Because Kirsty knows that once you invite trouble into your home, it can be murder getting rid of it . . . ________________ 'A chilling reminder that sometimes home is where the hurt is' Cara Hunter 'This kept me up last night. Scary. Twisty. All too believable' Jane Corry 'Absorbing and chilling' Karen Perry 'Will have you tearing through the pages' Paula Daly 'I raced through it' Gillian McAllister 'Kept me guessing up to the thrilling finale' Emma Curtis