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The Edge of Nowhere
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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Becca King and her mother are on the run from her stepfather who has used Becca's talent for hearing 'whispers' to make a large and illegal sum of money. Now their options for safety are running out. In the town of Langley on Whidbey Island, Becca finds refuge in the home of her mother's childhood friend while her mother continues on to Canada in search of safety. But on her first day in town Becca meets 16-year-old Derric Mathieson, a Ugandan orphan who was adopted as a 10-year-old by the town's Deputy Sheriff. Derric has a secret that no one on Whidbey Island knows.
Early one morning in 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by shrill war whoops and the terror of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day which had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War.
On Whidbey Island, secrets never stay buried. A mysterious girl who won't speak; a coal-black seal named Nera that returns to the same place every year; a bitter feud of unknown origin - strange things are happening on Whidbey Island and Becca King is drawn into the maelstrom of events. But Becca, first met in The Edge of Nowhere, has her own secrets to hide. Still on the run from her criminal stepfather, Becca is living in a secret location.
The shocking conclusion of Elizabeth George's previous bestseller, With No One As Witness, saw the wife of New Scotland Yard's Thomas Lynley gunned down in the street outside her home. Under arrest for the crime is a twelve-year-old boy, Joel Campbell. What possible motive could he have? What chain of events could have led such a child from the housing estates of North Kensington to the elegant streets of Belgravia with such deadly intent?
Becca's ability to hear the broken thoughts of others has not turned out to be a fabulous gift after all. It has got in the way of her being able to function in the world normally. More seriously, it makes her think she knows things that she doesn't know at all. Becca's friends are also dealing with stressful situations and coming to terms with troubling discoveries about themselves. Seth Darrow's learning disability makes him vulnerable. The girl he loves is not what she appears to be.
Fat, unlovely Roberta Teys is found beside her father's headless corpse, wearing her best dress and with an axe in her lap. Her first words are: 'I did it. And I am not sorry,' and she refuses to say more.
Kit Tyler must leave behind shimmering Caribbean islands to join the stern Puritan community of her relatives. She soon feels caged, until she meets the old woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond. But when their friendship is discovered, Kit herself is accused of witchcraft!
Full of shocks, intensity and suspense from first minute to last, Banquet of Consequences reveals Lynley and Havers under pressure. The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy, and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge? Following various career-threatening misdemeanours, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself.
One of the greatest challenges women face is dealing with so many demands and expectations. What are a woman's greatest priorities? How can she make sure she focuses on what really counts? Drawing on Titus 2:3-5, Elizabeth George shares the simple steps a woman can take to make these essentials a joyous reality. Above all, this book affirms how special each and every woman is. Women will become excited as they see that God's calling is a powerful privilege filled with meaning and purpose.
Genuine peace and joy come when women follow God in every area of their lives and become women after His heart. With warmth and grace, Elizabeth George shares practical, scriptural insights on how you can pursue God's priorities.
When the Metropolitan Police fail to realise a serial killer is at work, London ignites over the fact that the killer's victims are young black and mixed race boys. Institutionalised racism is claimed by the community's activists and tabloids alike. Acting Superintendent Thomas Lynley is given the case, and his Scotland Yard task force is soon handling more killings and a looming tragedy.
It's amazing how the deep-down-inside knowledge that you're beautiful can transform your whole demeanor and the attitude of your heart. But what does it mean to be beautiful? The Proverbs 31 woman provides a vivid picture of the kind of loveliness that can only come from seeking God's will. Elizabeth George guides you in this woman's footsteps with practical tips to help you become a spring of refreshment to others and joyfully tackle your tasks each day.
Prunella Scales, Tim Pigott-Smith, Dame Judi Dench
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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From the rumblings of provincial England in Silas Marner and Cranford to a wild and dangerous journey across the Holy Lands in Ivanhoe, these classic novels of the Georgian and Victorian period are as relevant and important today as they ever have been.
The third novel in Elizabeth George's young-adult series. This genre-bending work combines Elizabeth's flair for crime and suspense novels with the paranormal. Late summer on Whidbey Island after nine weeks of no rain and fire season has arrived...along with a fire starter who soon begins tormenting the residents of this peaceful Pacific Northwest idyll with fires that escalate in intensity. Becca King and her friends, Jenn and Derric, are at the county fair when the third fire starts in a shed housing animals.
Erik Larson, Jamie Ford, Deb Caletti, and others
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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Thirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Angeline, a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page. Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother’s absence.
Inspector Thomas Lynley, 8th Earl of Asherton, feels some trepidation as he introduces his bride-to-be to his mother at the ancestral home of Howenstow in Cornwall. But Lynley's private concerns are soon forgotten as the brutal murder of a local journalist requires him to focus on the professional, rather than the personal.
Hartaana uskovaisen ja hyvänä perheenisänä tunnettu William Teys löydetään raa’asti murhattuna. ”Minä sen tein. Enkä kadu”, sanoo parhaimpiinsa pukeutunut Roberta Teys isänsä päättömän ruumiin äärellä. Yorkshiressa sijaitsevan rauhallisen Keldalen kylän asukkaat ovat järkyttyneitä. Onko Roberta murhaaja? Ainakaan kylä pappi, isä Hart, ei usko hänen syyllisyyteensä.
Calderin nummelta muinaisen kivikehän varjosta löydetään miehen ja naisen ruumiit. Molemmat ovat kuolleet väkivaltaisesti, vaikkakin eri tavoin. Naisuhri tunnistetaan Nicola Maideniksi. Hänen isänsä Andy Maiden työskenteli aikoinaan keskusrikospoliisin salaisimmassa yksikössä ja on rikoskomisario Thomas Lynleyn entinen kollega ja oppi-isä.
Essexissä pakistanilaisen miehen kuolema kuohuttaa hiljaisen Balford-le-Nezin asukkaat hereille. Rapistuneessa lomakaupungissa se on ensimmäinen "epäilyttävä kuolemantapaus" yli viiteen vuoteen. Uhri on pienen mutta voimistuvan aasialaisyhteisön jäsen Haytham Querashi, jonka ruumis löydetään rannalta sodanaikaisesta bunkkerista.