In the vein of Big Little Lies and Reconstructing Amelia comes an emotionally charged domestic suspense novel about a mother unraveling the truth behind how her daughter became brain dead. And pregnant. A search for the truth. A lifetime of lies. In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she’s pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists. When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia’s fall an accident, Abi decides to find out what really happened that night. Heartbroken and grieving, she unravels the threads of her daughter’s life. Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or something far more sinister? Christina McDonald weaves a suspenseful and heartwrenching tale of hidden relationships, devastating lies, and the power of a mother’s love. With flashbacks of Olivia’s own resolve to uncover family secrets, this taut and emotional novel asks: how well do you know your children? And how well do they know you?
‘A stunning debut that kept me guessing until the final, heartbreaking twist’ Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author of Do Not Disturb * * * * * A fast-paced and action-packed thriller, full of twists and turns you won’t see coming. It is the most gripping suspense mystery you’ll read this year.
A cop is torn between duty and unholy desire in Trish Milburn's OUT OF THE NIGHT Since the death of her fiancé, it is Olivia DaCosta who continues his good work feeding the homeless. Every day is a lone struggle to keep her diner open, more than two years after the plague that devastated the human population. Now, amid the chaos, a vampire race has begun stalking the survivors. Because of her rare blood type, Olivia has learned to avoid vampire contact—until she meets one she can't resist. After Campbell Raines saves her life, it's clear there's no ignoring their potentially fatal attraction. In the arms of this haunted yet captivating cop, Olivia will discover that vampires can love just as passionately as they kill….
This is a novel based on a true story. The story is about Olivia. She was born as a result of a brutal rape of her mother at fifteen years of age. Olivia grew up in unbelievable poverty, surrounded by sexual, physical, and verbal abuse from her uncle and stepfather. But nothing stopped this little girl from dreaming big dreams and becoming exactly what she desired. This is her amazing journey, under the most difficult and unimaginable circumstances, and her resolve to overcome all. All the broken pieces of her shattered life came together when she met her Savior at the age of twenty-eight. Her life turned around and became an instrument to help others. Digna Gonzalez was born in a small village in Central America. After suffering most of her life through a series of disappointing events, she attempted suicide four times but was miraculously saved each time. She came to the United States with two small children and while pregnant with her third child. She continued to struggle until she became a Christian, and then things started to turn around. She married a music pastor, and together they became a team and have ministered to hundreds of men and women. Digna published her first book of poems in 1999, and in 2003, she released her first CD, Inspiraciones (Inspirations). Together with her husband, Digna started Inspiraciones.net, a website to inspire and motivate others to dream big and never give up. Digna has appeared on radio and television and has traveled to California, Texas, Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. She has ministered inner healing in family retreats and at other events. She now spends most of her time writing as well as sharing with her husband in churches and special events.
Terror in the Night...Olivia is a health care professional and weekend prostitute addicted to cocaine. The Hardware Man...Eleven-year-old Leland accepts a ride from a local businessman. The Murder of Little Jimmy Baldwin...A child is shot in front of a theater. Years later, a local private investigator looks into the cold case. What ever happened to Jesse Armetta...A young girl disappears without a trace. The Lady Next Door...Mr. Hobbs tries to move on after his wife's sudden passing, but the strange late-night behavior of one of his neighbors becomes disturbing and mysterious. The Murder of Tommy Waterby...A young boy over hears a conversation involving a teacher and student and has but one option. He makes a decision that affects him and many others for years to come. Diary of an Inmate...This speaks for the thousands of children caught in a web of abuse. Room 310...A haunted hotel room is the center of strange deaths. A Woman Possessed...A killer roams the beaches and Gracie is a prime suspect.
What happened in Vegas…followed her home! Olivia Lewis is not the marrying type. So when a wild weekend in Vegas leaves her with a surprise husband, she's happy to sign anything to erase her mistake—even if that mistake is handsome, charming and comes with an English accent. Fortunately, her groom has other plans. Bestselling author Gerald Leighton knows he can make his new bride fall in love with him—he just needs time. In exchange for a quickie divorce, Olivia grudgingly gives him a few weeks to attempt to woo her. And whether Olivia likes it or not, Gerald plans on using every second to win her heart!
Two boys, whose father, a mob boss, is gunned down in cold blood, catapulting one into sudden unwanted responsibility. A girl, orphaned at three, taken by her rich grandmother to live in Atlanta. A ghetto kid, turned football player, shot down in an alley. An FBI agent, losing almost his entire family in a single day. A gifted musician, with an eye for women, suddenly distracted by a stranger. A woman, to all outward appearances wealthy and talented, who carries a dark secret. Then a murder occurs. Is there a connection?
USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers a deliciously wicked tale of forbidden desire that knows no limits. . . Olivia Cole is devastated to learn that her ne'er-do-well brother has promised her to the operator of a London gaming hall as payment of his debts. Olivia accepts her fate--even if it means that her reputation will suffer from living among rogues and gamblers. But when she meets the sexy and mysterious Griffin Wright-Jones, Viscount Breckenridge, Olivia has more than just her good name to worry about--for he rouses in her wanton thoughts she's never dared entertain--until now. . . Griffin wears the scars of his life on his striking face. Although he wants Olivia like no other woman before, he doesn't force her to share his bed--a difficult task considering how beautiful she is. But with each passing night, Griffin and Olivia's resolve weakens until finally they take their greatest gamble on one night of reckless pleasure. . . Praise for Jo Goodman's If His Kiss Is Wicked. . . "Authentic characters and a thrilling story line will keep readers smiling and guessing."--Publishers Weekly
A medical journalist, renounced by her fiancé, Olivia Moreno leaves the States to live in Paris with her sister, Connie. Considered reserved, on a whim, Olivia attends a masked charity ball in London. A masked Olivia escapes her comfort zone, partying and conversing with some of Connie’s fashionable and exclusive friends. There, Olivia meets Greek maverick, Ptolemy Verenis, a sword designer. Entranced by her liquid brown eyes, peering through an ornate mask, Ptolemy wins his bid for charity for Olivia and Connie to dine with him and a friend. A relationship with a perfect stranger is unlike sensible Olivia. After that night, Olivia wishes to forget what happened in London. She hopes never to see Ptolemy again. But Ptolemy is intent on finding her.