'A soul-shattering novel that will leave your emotions raw. This story will haunt me forever. Everyone should read it' Guardian In a small town where everyone knows everyone, Emma O'Donovan is different. She is the special one - beautiful, popular, powerful. And she works hard to keep it that way. Until that night . . . Now, she's an embarrassment. Now, she's just a slut. Now, she is nothing. And those pictures - those pictures that everyone has seen - mean she can never forget. For fans of Caitlin Moran, Marian Keyes and Jodi Picoult. BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2015. The award-winning, bestselling novel about the life-shattering impact of sexual assault, rape and how victims are treated.
The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It
Author: Kate Harding
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Social Science
In the era of #metoo, a clear-eyed, sharp look at rape culture, sexual assault, harassment and violence against women--and what we can do about it. "A timely and brilliant book." (Jessica Valenti) Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. And whether that's a football star, beloved celebrity, elected official, member of the clergy, or just an average Joe (or Joanna), there's probably a community eager to make excuses for that person. In Asking for It, Kate Harding combines in-depth research with a frank, no-holds-barred voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than it supports victims. From institutional failures in higher education to real-world examples of rape culture, Harding offers ideas and suggestions for how we, as a society, can take sexual violence much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused.
Too many high profile cases at one time, a corrupt media is going after everyone. Marsh can't be bothered he has murders to be solved and no one had better get in his way! ""Marsh keeps getting better and better, I just had to finish this one"" DLF Review ""Wish we had Detective Marsh in my town!"" Reviews By Edgar
How Women Can Use Negotiation to Get What They Really Want
Author: Linda Babcock
Category: Business & Economics
In their groundbreaking book, Women Don’t Ask, Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever uncovered a startling fact: even women who negotiate brilliantly on behalf of others often falter when it comes to asking for themselves. Now they’ve developed the action plan that women all over the country requested—a guide to negotiation that starts before you get to the bargaining table. Ask for It explains why it’s essential to ask (men do it all the time) and teaches you how to ask effectively, in ways that feel comfortable to you as a woman. Whether you currently avoid negotiating like the plague or consider yourself hard-charging and fearless, Babcock and Laschever’s compelling stories of real women will help you recognize how much more you deserve—whether it’s a raise, that overdue promotion, an exciting new assignment, or even extra help around the house. Their four-phase program, backed by years of research, will show you how to identify what you’re really worth, maximize your bargaining power, develop the best strategy for your situation, and manage the reactions and emotions that may arise—on both sides. Guided step-by-step, you’ll learn how to draw on the special strengths you bring to the negotiating table to reach agreements that benefit everyone involved. This collaborative, problem-solving approach will propel you to new places both professionally and personally—and open doors you thought were closed. Because if you never hear no, you’re not asking enough.
“This is who I am. This is what I want. Now I need a man dangerous enough to give it to me.” Graduate student Vivienne Charles is afraid of her own desires—ashamed to admit that she fantasizes about being taken by force, by a man who will claim her completely and without mercy. When the magnetic, mysterious Jonah Marks learns her secret, he makes an offer that stuns her: they will remain near-strangers to each other, and meet in secret so that he can fulfill her fantasy. Their arrangement is twisted. The sex is incredible. And—despite their attempts to stay apart—soon their emotions are bound together as tightly as the rope around Vivienne’s wrists. But the secrets in their pasts threaten to turn their affair even darker... Reader Advisory: Asking for It deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised.
When Griffith, a workaholic land developer, gets kidnapped and then stranded at Kate's camp for disadvantaged boys, the dedicated camp director rationalizes hanging onto the arrogant businessman as the adult she needs to keep the camp legally open.
'Asking for It' is based on intimate recollections by Joanna Rush, a former Rockette. This powerful story of rape, betrayal and redemption has taken the form of a renowned performance piece and now is available as a memoir (with a dash of fiction thrown in). Standing in for the author, Bernadette O'Connell - or "Bernie" - endures a strict Irish Catholic upbringing. She is unprepared for the daunting task of becoming a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, for the lurking shadows of evil that accompany this dream when she's alone and naive. Nevertheless, Bernie's undying spirit triumphs by the unforgettably happy, inspirational end of the story."
How to use property to achieve financial freedom and security
Author: Samantha Collett
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
This inspirational book contains the guiding principles to help you become a successful property investor. Whether you want to invest in buy-to-let, have a go at some development projects, or take a calculated risk on some speculative opportunities you can succeed if you follow the essential rules in this book. You will discover how to: · Think, act and live like a successful property investor · Develop the skills needed to identify potential opportunities · Undertake buy-to-let and refurbishment projects which make money · Develop the techniques and skills you need to manage the cash flows · Improve your business analysis skills · Enhance your market understanding and improve your service levels to increase your return on investment. Each rule is followed by action points that will direct your investment decision making and increase your confidence.