** AUTHOR OF CAST IRON, COFFIN ROAD AND THE BLACKHOUSE ** ** OVER 4 MILLION COPIES SOLD ** ** AN EXPLOSIVE NEW THRILLER SET IN THE OUTER HEBRIDES ** WHATEVER HAPPENS Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own the Hebridean company Ranish Tweed. On a business trip to Paris to promote their luxury brand, Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair, and then looks on as he and his lover are killed by a car bomb. She returns home to Lewis, bereft. I'LL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU Niamh begins to look back on her life with Ruairidh, desperate to identify anyone who may have held a grudge against him. The French police, meanwhile, have ruled out terrorism, and ruled in murder - and sent Detective Sylvie Braque to shadow their prime suspect: Niamh. I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE, NO MATTER WHAT As one woman works back through her memories, and the other moves forward with her investigation, the two draw ever closer to a deadly enemy with their own, murderous, designs. 'Peter May is a writer I would follow to the ends of the earth' New York Times
A Polish Woman’s Journey to Freedom through Nazi-occupied Europe
Author: Matthew Illaszewicz
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Let the Angels Keep You Safe is based on a true World War II story about a brave and determined young Polish woman who chose her own life path, defying her parents and then evading the German and Italian armies. Cecylia Illaszewicz risked her life to be reunited with her husband who left Warsaw with secret documents on the day of the first bombings in September 1939. Cecylia or Cesia, as she was more commonly known, traveled through four war zones, survived hunger, an Italian prison and was just able to escape several bombings. She had a spirit that was unstoppable. She triumphed in the harshest conditions while overcoming great adversity, and this is her story.
'If you like Jodi Picoult try Melissa Hill' Woman and HomeGood mother or bad ... who decides? Widowed nurse Kate and mum of two Madeleine couldn't be more different in their approaches to parenting. Kate knows her husband's death has made her more protective of her daughter, but she's not going to apologise for it. Madeleine feels there's no such thing as a perfect mother and while her parenting style may be controversial it works for her children and that's all that matters. But when Madeleine makes a fateful decision that upends her own family, and has devastating consequences for Kate, suddenly the world is lining up to vilify her and she must defend every parental choice she's ever made... Why is she accused of being a terrible mother when all she did was try to keep her children safe? 'Guaranteed to kick-start book club debates'Good Housekeeping 'This emotive story will touch your heart ... a thought-provoking take on an issue that is not all black and white'My Weekly
Du weißt nicht, wer du bist. Du weißt nicht, wer sie sind. Aber sie kennen deinen Namen. Raffiniert, abgründig, manipulativ - Intelligente psychologische Spannung aus der Feder der preisgekrönten irischen Autorin C.J.Cooke, die Sie garantiert bis zur letzten Seite gefangen nehmen wird! Eine Frau erwacht am einsamen Strand einer Insel im Mittelmeer, verletzt und ohne jede Erinnerung. Zum Glück wird sie von vier Freunden, von Beruf Schriftsteller und Autoren, gefunden, die diese Insel als Rückzugsort gewählt haben, um sich in Einsamkeit und karger Abgeschiedenheit ganz dem Bücherschreiben und Schreibprozess widmen zu können. Sie wollen sich um die gestrandete Frau kümmern, bis sie ihr Trauma überwunden hat, ihre Erinnerung zurückgekehrt ist und es ihr gut genug geht, um die Insel zu verlassen. Doch irgendetwas stimmt nicht mit den zwei Männern und zwei Frauen, das kann ihr unfreiwilliger Gast, auch mit Gedächtnisverlust, fühlen: Jeder von ihnen scheint etwas zu verbergen - und: Was wissen sie wirklich über ihren Gast? Zeitgleich sucht man in London verzweifelt nach einer jungen Mutter und Ehefrau, die am helllichten Tag spurlos verschwunden ist. Ohne Geld und Ausweis, ohne Koffer oder Auto, ohne Flugticket und ohne ihre Kinder. Sie ist spurlos verschwunden. Der Ehemann verzweifelt. Stück für Stück lassen die Ermittlungen die perfekte Fassade von Ehe- und Familienglück bröckeln ... Auf intelligente und hochspannende Art und Weise spielt die Autorin C.J. Cooke, die sich an der Universität in Glasgow mit der literarischen Gestaltung psychisch labiler Helden beschäftigt, in ihrem Psycho-Thriller "Broken memory" mit Themen wie Erinnerung, Gedächtnisverlust, Identität und Mutterschaft.
Wenn du jemanden getötet hättest, wüsstest du das ... Oder? Ein Mann wacht am Strand der kleinen schottischen Insel Harris auf, ohne zu wissen, wer er ist. Er trägt eine Schwimmweste und ist vollkommen durchnässt. Von den Inselbewohnern erfährt er, dass er offenbar Neal Maclean heißt und ein Buch über drei Leuchtturmwärter schreibt, die im Jahr 1900 von einer benachbarten Inselgruppe verschwanden. Auf der Suche nach seiner Erinnerung landet Neal schließlich genau dort, auf den unbewohnten Flannan Isles, wo er eine schockierende Entdeckung macht: In der verlassenen Insel-Kapelle liegt ein Mann mit eingeschlagenem Schädel. Und alles deutet daraufhin, dass Neal ihn getötet hat ... Ein atmosphärisch eindringlicher Krimi von Bestsellerautor Peter May
Bare feet keep you safe is a sensuous uncanny journey twisting back and forth... blue boat drifting on the water, the river in flood, the churning water through the factory turbines; Bluebeard's locked rooms, ... these symbolic images will stay with you. In Bare feet keep you safe the central characters are the girl and the river, though her best friend and her lovers accompany her at times on the journey, and the river is lost and found again. Fairytale, fantasy, memoire, journal, poem; Bare feet keep you safe is about the internal isolation of growing up a woman, (Simone de Beauvoir: 'you are not born a woman, you become one'), and the work of an artist and poet to become La femme intégrale (Nicole Brossard). The book explores childhood in the 50's; teenager, young lesbian and then wife in the 60's, becoming a feminist and a lesbian in the 70's, and a lesbian mother in the 80's. Bare feet keep you safe evokes the grass in the park, and the river bed weeds, where the child walks with barefoot freedom. This is a rich tale for the present, for the third wave of feminism, opening out the struggle women have been through to knit their many selves together and reach the present... With her, the reader becomes she, her, you and I. A book to meander in, savour words and thoughts. If you have enjoyed Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage, or Jenny Erpenbeck's Visitation, this will be a book for you. 'trust me water and light trust me touch and sensation know it is exactly this..
101 Ways to Enhance Your Safety and Protect Your Family
Author: Donna Koren Wells,Bruce C. Morris
Publisher: Hunter House
Category: Family & Relationships
This potentially lifesaving guide explains how to avoid crimes and dangerous situations through forethought and planning. The authors offer easy-to-implement suggestions from public safety experts, law enforcement officers, and security specialists for protecting family, home, car, and office.
Cybercriminals earn over $100 billion annually, and every year their tactics become more stealthy and sophisticated. The development and distribution of new malicious software has grown from a few hundred thousand pieces in 2006 to over a hundred million pieces a year in 2013. Who will save us? Unfortunately, our government is just as susceptible to cyberthreats as we are. This means we all must learn what we can in order to save ourselves and protect the people we love. Luckily, this isn't nearly as difficult as it sounds! Stop Cyber Crime from Ruining Your Life! Sixty Secrets to Keep You Safe uses a casual tone to demystify the subject while teaching readers about the very real dangers of cyber-thieves and predators. This easy-to-read, useful, non-technical book offers simple rules and tools that protect readers and their loved ones from losing everything to cybercriminals. An invaluable new resource by Cynthia James, the book makes protection as painless as possible while ensuring we learn the basics of cybercrime so we can dodge costly mistakes that can leave us vulnerable. This guide should arm readers with the knowledge, confidence, and tools to start protecting themselves immediately. It includes information on the methods cyber criminals use, how to avoid getting infected, and warnings such as the fact that 401ks aren't insured against a cyber attack. Filled with everything you need to know about what you fear most, this book is the ideal resource for the war on cybercrime - it will have you ready to fight back in no time. Written by an expert in cyber-security, Stop CyberCrime from Ruining Your Life! serves as an authority on the subject. At a time when the average person desperately needs information on how to protect themselves, James has created a unique resource that can help everyone. While many books addressing cybersecurity are overly technical, too specialized, or simply outdated, this remarkable guide serves as an easy and practical way to get all the answers readers need. As interesting as it is trustworthy, this one-of-a-kind resource is a must-own for anyone looking to protect themselves or someone they love from the damaging effects of cybercrime. James has over twenty-five years of professional experience in the high-tech industry, the last seven spent exclusively focused on cybersecurity. She possesses one of the most rigorous security certifications in the world, the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), which requires knowledge of the best security practices within ten different areas, including physical and software development and encryption. In James' job with Kaspersky Lab, the largest privately held anti-cybercrime company in the world, James speaks, writes, and teaches extensively about cybercrime. She has written this book to address the growing gap between the complex realities of the cybercrime environment and the average person's need for simplified information and basic protection.
At the heart of every crime, there's a family… My son is a murderer…. So begins this chilling and emotionally charged mystery from highly acclaimed author Barbara Taylor Sissel. Emily Lebay had always thought of her family as ordinary. Sure, they've endured their share of problems, even a time of great trouble—what family hasn't? But when a woman's body turns up in the dense woods near their home, and Emily's grown son, Tucker, is accused of murder, Emily is forced to confront the unfathomable, and everything she believed about her life is called into question. This isn't the first time Tucker has been targeted by the police; a year ago he was a person of interest when another woman was found dead in the same stretch of woods. Still, neither Emily nor her daughter, Lissa, can reconcile their Tucker with these brutal crimes. Terrified, convinced there's been a tragic mistake, Emily and Lissa set out to learn the truth about Tucker, once and for all. And while his life hangs in the balance, what they discover proves far more shocking than their darkest fears…. "A gut-wrenching mystery…enjoyable and insightful." —RT Book Reviews on Evidence of Life
10 Simple Hospital Checklists to Keep You Safe, Sane & Organized
Author: Elizabeth Bailey
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Health & Fitness
Every year, thirty-five million Americans become hospital patients and more than fifty million surgeries are performed. Each of those patients--whatever their resources--confronts the same obstacles to good, safe care. From a trip to the emergency room to open heart surgery, all patients can experience not just perplexing and impersonal care but serious communication and safety issues that can put them at risk. That's why The Patient's Checklist is so important. It addresses an enormous need, and yet there is no other book available that's like it. Based on firsthand knowledge, Elizabeth Bailey has created ten checklists that provide a simple system for better managing, monitoring, and participating in your hospital care. These checklists can play a big role in guarding against error and promoting compassion in care, so that a patient is not only “cured” but also “healed.”