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The Institute: A Novel
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

576

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>From #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since <i>It—</i>publishing just as the second part of <i>It</i>, the movie, lands in theaters.</b><br /><br />In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”<br /> <br />In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.<br /> <br />As psychically terrifying as <i>Firestarter,</i> and with the spectacular kid power of <i>It</i>, <i>The Institute</i> is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
Dark Illusion (Carpathian Novel, A Book 33)
by Christine Feehan

Language

English

Pages

430

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>A mage and a warrior must see beyond their facades and embrace the bond that links their souls in this powerful Carpathian novel from #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Christine Feehan. </b><br /><br />At any other time, Julija Brennan would find solace in the quiet of the Sierra Mountains, but now the mage is in the race of her life. Having broken free from her controlling family, Julija’s attempt to warn the Carpathians of the coming threat has failed and put a target on her back—and those who are hunting her are close behind.…<br /><br />After centuries locked away in a monastery in the Carpathian Mountains, Isai Florea can’t believe he’s finally found his lifemate—the missing half of his soul. The second he sees Julija, his world blazes with color. But despite their explosive connection, Julija rebels against what she sees as Isai’s intent to control her and rejects the bond that would prevent him from becoming a monster.  <br /><br />As their unfulfilled bond continues to call to them both, Julija and Isai aim to complete the task that brought them together. They are used to facing danger alone, but now the mage and the ancient warrior must learn how to rely on each other in order to stop a plot that threatens all Carpathians.…
It: A Novel
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

1169

Publication Date

January 01, 2016

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<b><i>It: Chapter Two</i></b><b>—now a major motion picture!</b><br /> <br /> <b>Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i>)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: <i>It</i>.</b><br /><br />Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.<br /> <br />They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.<br /> <br />Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, including <i>Bag of Bones</i>, <i>Hearts in Atlantis</i>, and <i>11/22/63</i>. But it all starts with <i>It</i>.<br /> <br />“Stephen King’s most mature work” (<i>St. Petersburg Times</i>), “<i>It </i>will overwhelm you…to be read in a well-lit room only” (<i>Los Angeles Times</i>).
The Whisper Man: A Novel
by Alex North

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

August 20, 2019

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<p><b>**THE INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER**</b></p><p>"WORKS BEAUTIFULLY... If you like being terrified, <i>The Whisper Man</i> has your name on it."<br /><b>—<i>The New York Times</i>, Editor's Pick</b></p><p>"SUPERB"<br /><b>—<i>Publisher's Weekly</i>, Starred Review</b></p><p>"BRILLIANT... will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King."<br /><b>—<i>Booklist</i>, Starred Review</b></p><p>"POIGNANT AND TERRIFYING"<br /><b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.</b></p><p>After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank.</p><p>But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed "The Whisper Man," for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.</p><p>Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter's crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man.</p><p>And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window...</p>
A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness Book 1)
by Joe Abercrombie

Language

English

Pages

481

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<b>From <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Joe Abercrombie comes the first book in a new blockbuster fantasy trilogy where the age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die.</b><br />The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.<br />On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal's son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specializes in disappointments.<br />Savine dan Glokta - socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union - plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.<br />The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another...<b><br /></b>For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out:<b><br /></b><b>The First Law Trilogy</b><i>The Blade Itself</i><i>Before They Are Hanged</i><i>Last Argument of Kings</i><i><br /></i><i>Best Served Cold</i><i>The Heroes</i><i>Red Country</i><b><i><br /></i></b><b>The Shattered Sea Trilogy</b><i>Half a King</i><i>Half a World</i><i>Half a War</i>
Boundless: A Drizzt Novel (Generations Book 2)
by R. A. Salvatore

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<p><strong>This second book in <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author R. A. Salvatore’s all-new trilogy—full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills—features one of fantasy’s most beloved and enduring characters, Drizzt Do’Urden.<br /></strong><br />Split between time and two worlds, Zaknafein had always been conflicted. That inner turmoil was magnified by his inferior position as a male dark elf in the matriarchal drow society. Only his status as one of the greatest warriors—as well as his friendship with the mercenary Jarlaxle—kept him sane. When he finally perished, he was content knowing he left behind a legacy as substantial as his son Drizzt.</p><p>Except . . . someone isn’t ready for Zaknafein to be dead. And now he’s back, hundreds of years later, in a world he doesn’t recognize. His son’s companions are not the prideful—and bigoted—males the drow warrior was accustomed to in his previous life. Drizzt’s circle includes dwarves, elves, and, perhaps worst of all, a human wife.</p><p>Struggling to navigate this transformed new world, Zaknafein realizes that some things have not changed: the threat of demons and the machinations of a drow matron no longer content with her family’s position in the ranks of Houses.</p><p>Though he has been displaced in time, Zaknafein is still a warrior. And no matter what prejudices he must overcome, he knows he will do his duty and fight by Drizzt’s side to stem the tide of darkness that threatens the Realms.</p>
Doctor Sleep: A Novel (The Shining Book 2)
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

545

Publication Date

September 24, 2013

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<b>Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!</b><br /> <br /><b>From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to <i>The Shining</i>—an instant #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (<i>The New York Times</i>). </b><br /><br />Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance’s sanity, as his paranormal gift known as “the shining” opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook—and his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence—kept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname “Doctor Sleep” by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone—who possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining—the two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan’s own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl’s soul and survival...
The Chestnut Man: A Novel
by Soren Sveistrup

Language

English

Pages

521

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<p><strong>FROM THE CREATOR OF THE HIT TELEVISION SHOW <em>THE KILLING</em>, THE MOST ANTICIPATED THRILLER OF THE SEASON—SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES.</strong></p><p><strong>IF YOU FIND ONE, </strong></p><p><strong>HE’S ALREADY FOUND YOU</strong></p><p>A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen.</p><p>His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene.</p><p>Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago.</p><p>A tragic coincidence—or something more twisted?</p><p>To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues.</p><p>Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over.</p><p>And no one is safe.</p><p></p>
The Haunting of Calhoun Mansion (A Riveting Haunted House Mystery...
by James Hunt

Language

English

Pages

302

Publication Date

September 08, 2019

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Three murders. One night. No convictions.<br /><br />Nicole Harper, a hospice nurse with a floundering marriage, is assigned a new patient in the remote Northwestern wilderness. But when Nic meets her new patient, she discovers the old woman’s family history is as troubling as her medical condition.
Watchers
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

500

Publication Date

May 06, 2008

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<b>A “superior thriller”(<i>Oakland Press</i>) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Dean Koontz—<b>nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i>.</b><br /><br /></b>On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods.<br /><br />That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation...

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