"No Name" is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy. The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somerset, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family. In the first scene, the reader is introduced to Mr. Andrew Vanstone, Mrs. Vanstone, and their two daughters Norah, age 26, happy and quiet, and the irrepressible Magdalen, just 18, beautiful but with a steely jaw. They live in peace and contentment, looked after by their governess, Miss Garth. Magdalen likes nothing better than to read at her window while her personal maid combs through and through her long hair.
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.
Genre: Family Life Length: 410 Pages (1,476 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
"The Nest of the Sparrowhawk" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 330 Pages (1,899 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
Bel Ami (The History of a Scoundrel): The story chronicles journalist Georges Duroy's corrupt rise to power from a poor ex-NCO to one of the most successful men in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy mistresses. The novel is set in Paris in the upper-middle class environment of the leading journalists of the newspaper La Vie Française and their friends.
Pierre et Jean is a naturalist or psycho-realist story, notably so by the subjects on which it treats, including knowledge of one's heredity (whether one is a legitimate son or a bastard), the bourgeoisie, and the problems stemming from money.
Notre Coeur (A Woman's Pastime): The novel tells the story of a woman without a heart, frigid and probably a lesbian. The hero, facing this fascinating and awesome being, takes another mistress, who can hardly satisfy him. He is devastated by this passionate love, violent, melancholic and cruel.
A Life is a satirical novel about the ...
Genre: Humor & Satire Length: 646 Pages (2,138 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
Secret societies - one trying to help, one out to capture our heroes.Youth granted powers and some with hidden pasts. How are they going to work together? Especially when you add in the talking chipmunk and the tiger. Alex and Shamira are not ordinary youths. When one of them has their special ability revealed one day they go on the run with their friend Maki - who is not what they believed her to be. Along the way they meet up with some of Maki's family, have to rescue the siblings parents, and go to a school like you've never seen before. This story takes place in many countries and involves a group of kids that have been given special abilities and purpose by the creator of all things.
Watched by demons no one else can see, college student Ash think she's losing her mind. But the truth is far more frightening: she can see into the Darkworld, the home of spirits, and the darkness is staring back.
All Ash wants at university is a second chance at a normal life, but her new home in the small town of Blackstone has secrets of its own. Ash's quest for answers leads her to a hidden group of sorcerers who warn her against the ruthless magical police who watch the barrier between the Darkworld and our own world. With monsters lurking in the local night clubs and the guy she's crushing on possibly being evil, it's all Ash can do to keep her ordinary friends safe from the supernatural dangers shadowing her every move.
As the danger climbs higher, Ash must uncover the truth behind the darkness watching her, before it threatens everyone she knows and cares about. But in a world where darkness lurks beneath the surface, not everyone is what they appear to be...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 352 Pages (834 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
This eBook edition of "AN UNSOCIAL SOCIALIST" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
An Unsocial Socialist, Shaw's last written novel was published in 1887, having been written in 1883. The tale begins with a humorous description of student antics at a girl's school then changes focus to a seemingly uncouth labourer who, it soon develops, is really a wealthy gentleman in hiding from his overly affectionate wife. Tinged with self-satirical overtones this novel shows both the positive and negative aspects of Socialism in a comically paradoxical manner.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer and wrote more than 60 plays. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Academy Award (1938).
"I am expected to be something more than mortal. Everyone else is encouraged to complain, and to be weak and silly. But I must have ...
Genre: Romance Length: 442 Pages (1,198 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
It's been seventy years since the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) War. During that time mankind's greatest programming - the AI - multiplied themselves on the internet and on any server they could find. They were able to modify and enhance their abilities far beyond human comprehension. Modern-day AI are capable of thinking on their own, making decisions, and can even feel emotion. These advanced programs are used in many different ways - in the medical field to make drastic advances in medicine and genetic alterations, as assistants or for companionship. There are even AI that serve in high rank positions of mankind's society.
One of these higher-ranking AI is in charge of a secret, special ops unit in the United States Army. Monty is her name and her commands must be obeyed without question. Dunstan is a human soldier under Monty's command, and he and his team are about to go on a recon mission on foreign soil. The mission goes horribly sideways and under the best of ...
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI" by Alexander Maclaren. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Classics Length: 343 Pages (1,904 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
Sparks flew the moment Travis met Jaime, but for Jaime, they were the wrong kind. She had plans and he wasn't going to stop her.
Traumatized by war, Travis believed he was a broken man and yearned for a better life. Headed west in search of that vision, he stepped off the bus in Montana and into a nightmare.
Fighting off a gang of cowboy thugs, he quickly discovered that he'd jumped off the bus into a town straight out of the old west -- controlled by a family with wealth, power, dark secrets, and no desire to follow the law to achieve their sinister ends.
Three years before, Jaime's high school love died in a terrible accident the night of their prom. Shattered by her loss, she thought she would never know real love again.
With the fear of her mother's life-threatening cancer returning along with the loss of their beloved ranch, Jaime set out to protect her family at all costs from another heart-breaking tragedy, which meant agreeing to marry a man she barely tolerated.
"The Dramas of Victor Hugo: Mary Tudor, Marion de Lorme, Esmeralda" by Victor Hugo. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Drama & Plays Length: 374 Pages (1,937 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
Karma can be a real b**ch.
Embezzlement is underway at Martins Insurance Group. When Jody discovers this during a routine audit, she finds out that the corruption goes all the way to the top and also includes the mob. With nowhere to turn within the company, she is forced to seek outside help. Unfortunately, management learns of her discovery and they have different plans. Crime lord Vito Lucero is not ready to have his cash cow shut down, and plots to shut her up permanently.
After her fiancé is murdered, Jody is driven to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, raped and left to die. When a series of murders start to take place in the sleepy seaside town of Palm Harbor, the police assume a serial killer is on the loose and the town is turned upside down. Who is behind the killings?
Vendetta is a captivating, original paranormal murder mystery. If you like mysteries with plenty of action and witty dialogue, you will love a novel that combines both in an exciting, unique story.
"Popular scientific lectures" by Ernst Mach (translated by Thomas J. McCormack). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Classics Length: 329 Pages (2,389 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
An elderly philanthropist hires Elliot and Rivka to investigate why the body of an Asian female washed up on the river shore.
While Elliot is busy investigating, the body of another young woman is discovered being disposed of in a mortuary incinerator. The woman turns out to be someone from Rivka's past, a former officer, and close friend.
The Montréal Chief of Police, Manon Petit, believes the two deaths may be connected. Working against her moral compass, she is forced to enlist Elliot and JFK Investigations in her efforts to contain a human trafficking issue before it explodes. Elliot is asked to use whatever methods he can to solve the murders. Methods that aren't necessarily sanctioned by officers of the law.
While Elliot investigates the drowned girl, Rivka looks into the murder of her former friend. The investigation leads her to question why her friend walked away from the Police and into a life of crime five years previous.
Elliot and Rivka find themselves entangled in ...
A young woman is alone in a world filled with monsters in this post-apocalyptic horror, desperate to get back to the one she cares about most...
Society has fallen and the world we knew has gone. Cia, a young woman trying to survive the apocalypse, does all she can to protect both herself and the autistic boy she cares for.
But she fails.
The creatures attack and they are separated.
Cia is devastated. She cares deeply for this boy, and knows he will not survive without her.
She has no choice but to endure everything this world throws at her in a quest to find him. A quest that will make her wonder who the real monsters are - the creatures, or the other people that survived...
Will they find a way to be re-united? Or will the horrors of the world kill them both?
Lock & Load!
Nighthawk: A Military Action & Adventure Thriller Series.
It was supposed to be s simple mission.
Go in quiet, grab the package, sneak out and get out. Fast, silent and deadly.
If only things turned out that way.
Nighthawk never knew that mission was the beginning of a more sinister plan where the big players of the world manipulate money.
Nighthawk would never comprehend the kind of deceit involved and how deep the mess got.
Hell, Nighthawk never knew that that he was doomed the moment he and his team of SEALs jumped off that plane.
None of these...
All Nighthawk ever knew was to do his job as a soldier - follow orders, take care of your men and get the job done. But as the puzzle unraveled into a plot of treason and betrayal, Nighthawk questioned his own resolve and the oath he swore to protect his country...
And when all hell breaks loose and he's hopelessly outnumbered and out-gunned, all he had left to survive this hellish adventure was his ...
Genre: Drama & Plays Length: 447 Pages (1,617 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
The sun is shining, Ballater is full of wealthy visitors, and Mrs. Kynoch's school for young ladies is flourishing - until one pupil, the daughter of a slave-owner, vanishes. Has she eloped with a rich man, or is something more sinister afoot? Hippolyta Napier needs to know, before a vulnerable local man is accused of something he could not have done.
When handsome California surf god Lincoln Savage suddenly rolls into Ocean Beach like a rogue wave, shy beauty Simone Bianchi's foundation is shaken. No longer under the thumb of her domineering father, she's made a simple quiet life for herself and her fluffy fourteen pound Havanese pup running a surf shop in her hometown of OB. Long ago she gave up her dreams for a future with Linc.
But now the notorious lead singer of the Dirt Dogs has returned, and Simone is reluctant to admit that she's still vulnerable to his killer dimpled smile and easy charm. She finds that although she's stowed away the mementos, it hasn't been as easy to erase the memories of their epic summer love.
It seems he hasn't forgotten, either.
Is the recording contract he's offering merely a pretense?
Or does he have something more in mind?
Does he really believe that they can just pick up where they left off, despite all the bad luck and heartache?
And is she willing to risk everything again for one last chance ...
Genre: Sports Length: 419 Pages (3,245 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
"The Art and Practice of Hawking" by E. B. Michell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Classics Length: 348 Pages (4,041 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
A trilogy of stories that shatter the myths of stereotypical islands of paradise.
In Promises, during the late 1960s, the ketch, Mercy, sinks during a sea storm off Culebra near the Virgin Islands. Ciara Malloy assumes custody of her drowned fiancé's son and learns a devastating secret about the boy that changes her life forever.
In Adrift, in the late 1990s, underwater photographer Lillian Avery gets caught in a rip current and swept out to sea off Kauai in Hawaii. In facing death, she finds a way to leave a message behind.
Years later, in Reunion, the two former neighbors from Puerto Rico reunite on Kauai. A hurricane wreaks island-wide havoc. Ciara is missing, presumed dead. Among the rubble, Lillian finds Ciara's memoirs; a life history that threatens to expose tightly held secrets about the boy since the sinking of the Mercy.
Find the Source. Break the Story. Stay Alive.
It's one year after the 9/11 attacks and court reporter Alex Vane is fighting to break into the flashy world of TV news. But when he uncovers the scoop of a lifetime, his tightly-controlled world is rocked: his editor buries his story, a source turns up dead, and Alex finds himself at the center of a violent media conspiracy.
As he receives tips from a mysterious source, Alex enlists the help of a captivating professor, Camila Gray. Aided by an Internet genius, a billionaire's sexy widow, and a washed-up sports reporter, Alex and Camila discover a $500-million secret that could derail the largest media merger in history.
It's a secret that unearths dark memories from Alex's past. It's a secret that leads back to the morning of 9/11. And it's a secret that could get them both killed.
In his debut media thriller, A.C. Fuller brings you a young journalist chasing the biggest story of his career--from the courtrooms of New York City to the ...
Genre: Political Length: 358 Pages (5,860 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
"Elements of Surgery" by Robert Liston. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Classics Length: 962 Pages (4,178 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
A grieving husband shows up at Sylvia Wilcox's private detective agency on Christmas Eve and asks her to solve his wife's murder. The husband, Carson Stark, doesn't know why his wife, Liza, was in one of Detroit's worst neighborhoods, or why anyone would want to kill her. The police suspect infidelity, but a review of the case files and information leading up to Liza's murder fails to produce any evidence of wrongdoing on Liza's part. As Sylvia works diligently to follow up on any and all leads, she is continuously met with roadblocks thrown up by secrets and lies from Liza's mysterious past.
A mysterious artifact from an ancient relic once belonging to Alexander the Great is found on the illegal antiquities market and the race to save the world begins. That's where Major Donovan Stone and his elite team of Omega Sector operatives come in. Called upon by the American government to prevent a cataclysmic disaster threatening the entire world, Stone and his team are up against not just a geological deadline but formidable foes from within the American government and military itself.
Using the mysterious Nostradamus Manuscript, Stone and his team will need to survive ancient traps, solve harrowing riddles and try not to die in the process. All before the start of the last Total Solar Eclipse of the year.
With time, an army of well-financed mercenaries, and thousand-year-old booby traps around every corner, will Stone and his team find the ten relics before the prophesied deadline? Or, will they fall into enemy hands? And, if they do, what will become of the fate of the ...
In a tiny Los Angeles neighborhood, wedged between Melrose and Beverly Blvd., Juliet Tate lives in the vintage 1930s apartment she inherited from her father. She has spent her entire life in the upstairs unit of building #1, surrounded by haunting childhood memories.
A middle-aged agoraphobe, Juliet rarely leaves the grounds of the small complex. Instead, she spends her time writing and spying on her neighbors. However, when the lovely Anastasia is found murdered on the bathroom floor of her filthy apartment, Juliet's spying suddenly has a new purpose.
Full of quirky characters, Hearing Voices delves into family secrets, shame, and murder. As Juliet follows the trail of nasty clues left behind by her tenants, she is forced to face the demons of her own past and make a decision that will alter the course of her life forever.
The Defendants has been downloaded over ONE MILLION times! So we're offering this special edition to celebrate!
Here is a special three-volume box set of the first three volumes in the fourteen-book Thaddeus Murfee series. Legal thrillers filled with plenty of courtroom, intrigue, deceit, and dangerous games that sometimes result in sudden death--this series has it all and that's what has made it so popular with readers.
In the title book, The Defendants, new attorney Thaddeus Murfee defends a waitress accused of murdering the man who carved his name into her chest. Motive? Of course. Opportunity? She drank with him the night he died. Payback? He did cut her up. But did she pull the trigger? A trial begins and witnesses are stacked against the young waitress. Until the young lawyer's paralegal, Christine, has a brainstorm. Christine is a sergeant fresh back from the war in Afghanistan and nothing escapes her. The hunt is on.
This unique copy of The Defendants has a memorable, ...
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Numbers" by Robert A. Watson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Classics Length: 359 Pages (1,930 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
Two women. One night. So many deaths.
When radio journalist Pete Bailey betrays his wife Meg on his fortieth birthday, he has no idea of the terrible consequences that will follow his infidelity.
His passionate relationship with Meg is on the rocks and they're having no luck starting a family.
It's only when he meets TV reporter Ellie Turner on a working weekend away from home that Pete succumbs to her charms in a moment of weakness.
His treacherous actions set off a chain of events fueled by jealousy, revenge, violence and hatred.
Five people will lose their lives as a result of Pete's deception and he will be compelled to confront the ugly truth about his wife and his best friend, Jem.
He thought that nobody would ever discover what he'd done with Ellie... but he didn't know who was listening in the room next door.
Don't Tell Meg is the first part of a trilogy of thrillers.
Book 2, The Murder Place and Book 3, The Forgotten Children are also available.
Please note that this ...
In a land forever at war, meeting women is the last thing they can think about, so what's a lonely alpha warrior to do?
Alternate Reality/Parallel Universe Romance by NYT Bestseller, Michelle M. Pillow
Sorin of Firewall lives in a land forever at war. In fact, the Starian men are so busy fighting, their marriage ceremony has been reduced to an alpha male "will of the gods" event where they simply pick a woman out of a lineup and claim her as a wife. With women becoming scarce, it's necessary to trade the offworld Divinity Corporation for brides. Duty-bound to attend the ceremony, he has no intention of picking a bride, let alone one from another dimension. That is, until he sees Lilith, the bewitching woman sent by the gods to reward -- or punish? -- him.
What critics are saying...
"I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between the characters in Lilith Enraptured and felt the novel has a steady fast pace that will keep the reader interested." - Joyfully Reviewed
4.5 Stars! "If ...
Merlin returns to Lycenea a hero, victorious over the Visi-Gauls in a gruesome and exhaustive campaign that claimed the life of one of his men and saw the annihilation of the Visi-Gauls' Southern Army.
Merlin's peaceful reprieve is cut short however, as he must now find and expose the corrupt Senator who initiated the war in the first place and plots to subvert the Empire for himself. He is aided by the powerful sorceress, Morgana and Felinius, a former disgraced and condemned knight who knows the inner workings of the Brotherhood.
Merlin must also protect two of the captives he rescued during the war with the Visi-Gauls, one of whom is a boy named Dante, whose power has been prophesized to defeat Herod Antipaz, the corrupt Senator, and his deadly allies who threaten to destroy Gilleon.
Herod makes plans of his own for eliminating Dante. The boy's problems continue to mount precipitously- for not only is he being ruthlessly hunted down by Herod's minions, but he must also face ...
What do you do when you come from a family of telepathic warriors but you lack the telepathic part? Lawren finds a place in a group of off world agents who attempt to 'correct' history, but it turns out although she isn't telepathic, she has charisma in abundance that makes it impossible for her to blend into other cultures. So instead of field work, she is currently in what she considers a dead end job of teaching new recruits hand-to-hand combat, until someone has a suggestion: go into a violent culture that her bosses haven't had any success at infiltrating as bait to lure out one or possibly two killers.
"The author's familiarity with this time period and her ability to write a story of hope makes this a fantastic book." ~ Romantic Times
June 1933: -- Their small Oklahoma town is dying. Lillian remembers how acres and acres of wheat once waved under jewel-blue skies. Now the dirt stretches across the flat land as far as she can see.
Though Emma's husband is missing, she keeps house -- and keeps her five children fed as best as she can -- even as her hopes fade. But when the days stretch to weeks, she considers the possibility that he will never come home. Left with the likelihood of losing their farm, and the ever-present pangs of hunger, she is forced to consider opportunities that, under normal circumstances, no woman should ever have to contemplate.
Jessie, Emma's oldest daughter, completes her daily chores with tired repetition. Forced to wear her mother's shoes to avoid the humiliation of bare feet, she watches the dead, dirt road for signs of life.
And then he arrives in his ...
The first in a brand new series from USA Today Bestselling author Nikki Lynn Barrett!
When the next King of country music offers to take you under his wing, what's a girl to do?
Pinch herself, of course. Repeatedly. Then take the offer!
Quinn Winters is tired of being the actress known for most killed off characters. After discovering her love of music when her last role portrayed a country singer on a daytime soap opera, she's making a much needed change in life. Quinn is unprepared for the demands and expectations needed to succeed in Music City. One pleading call from her sister puts her in an all too familiar, but unwanted position.
Five years ago, Tucker McGinnis auditioned for a reality singing show, never expecting to win. His sudden fame and popularity comes as a major surprise. After a multi platinum debut, his second album is suffering the dreaded sophomore jinx. His musical muse becomes elusive when guilt plagues him over an accident which affects his family. He is ...
Philip Russell, a U.S. Park Ranger for a small island in the Pacific Northwest has stumbled across a dead body in the forest. Unsure if the dead woman is a local or someone from the mainland, the new female sheriff has come to Rockfish Island to try to find out if the community has anything still to fear.
Eager to help solve the mystery, both instantly find themselves at odds with each other. Philip, defending the people he's known his whole life and Sheriff Lane, giving no one the benefit of the doubt... not even Philip. Together, the investigation progresses and both quickly realize that on this sleepy island not everyone is who they pretend to be... and somebody on this island may be a killer.
Read the first book in the Rockfish Island Mysteries Series!
The second book, The Push is now available also on Amazon.
Don't summon demons drunk... How is that not the number one piece of advice in demonology textbooks?
Now I have a dead boss, a detective determined to pin me for the murder, and a vindictive demon trapped inside of a cat's body is currently living in my bathtub.
Trying to prove my innocence while also dealing with some issues with an ex and his stupidly attractive fae friend isn't proving a walk in the park either, but nothing is ever easy for a witch cursed with bad luck.
White magic can't save me. Black magic will taint my soul. So what's an unlucky witch like me to do?
Recommended Reading Order of the Grey Witch Series:
-Black Spells and Twisted Souls (Book One)
-White Charms and Dark Secrets (Book Two)
-Grey Witch and Halloween Magic (A Grey Witch Prequel Novella - set two years before the events of the main series.)
-Grey Magic and Binding Deceptions (Book Three)
-Grey Gods and Ancient Blood (Book Four)
-Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem-
She was a one-night-stand. I was the last person to see her alive...
I met Eden in a club. We shared a moment, and then our bodies.
We went our separate ways.
Now she's missing.
And so are her employers.
Things weren't as they seemed and now all we can hope: myself, the detectives, and her best friend, is that we can find her before it's too late.
If she's found, can I help her; when my own dark past still haunts my waking moments?
Can I save her?
Contains dark themes, explicit content, and the usual twists you can expect with an Andie M. Long suspense.
John Wemlinger has written a fast-moving and compelling story of overcoming a grave injustice with the help of family, friends, caring military professionals, and sheer guts. -- Ron Christmas, Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret)
Wemlinger gets it. The nimbleness of our armed forces is as important today as its fire power. OPERATION LIGHT SWITCH is a great read. Enjoyed it from cover to cover. -- Mike Kelleher, Brigadier General, US Army (Ret)
Cleveland Spires, a respected and highly decorated soldier, lost his career, his family, and much of his pride when he was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. Now he's out, and after returning to his hometown, he stumbles onto a clue that might prove his innocence. That clue leads him to Bangkok, Thailand, where he finds himself thrust into the middle of an international conspiracy that will rock the global economy. What he does next will take all of his courage and an unflinching faith in a system that once failed him.
OPERATION LIGHT ...
Genre: War Length: 306 Pages (1,658 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
"It's not that I don't love you, and my tears are yet to dry. But you can't go back and forth forever and we've already said goodbye."
Through these words, a young poet unearths his musical soul while severing ties with the woman he loves after her stunning betrayal. Unknowingly, in writing this ballad of liberation, he will soon evolve as one of the fastest rising stars on the pop music landscape.
The year is 1991; the place, New York City. Here we meet Johnny Elias, a college student from Brooklyn with boundless adoration for two things in life: timeless popular music, and the heart of a sweet, complicated young woman who is clearly out of his league.
Megan Price not only is the object of Johnny's affection, but also the only daughter of New York's most powerful PR woman: the indomitable Katherine Price.
Projecting that her daughter's boyfriend will never live up to the family standard, Katherine cleverly perpetrates a series of duplicitous schemes to rid Johnny from her ...
Paranormal Investigator Hildy James is back, and this time the stakes are even higher.
After successfully ridding the Clayton estate of its dark soul in Oregon, Haunted America is sending Hildy and friends on their next case. This time to a Lodge in the mountains of Tennessee where not everything is as it seems. In recent months, women who stay at the Lodge have become the target of a sadistic preacher dead set on revenge.
When Hildy begins having disturbing dreams and visions, she realizes the dark soul has set his sights on her. With danger closing in on all sides, Hildy scrambles to protect the ones she loves, because this time, it's not just her life on the line. And her abilities are the only thing that stands between life and death.
An action-packed mystery thriller about a killer tornado... and the human killer hidden within.
"Silence of the Lambs" meets "Twister"
When a tornado slams into Promise, Oklahoma, only three of the town's terrified residents comprehend what really happened -- and they won't live to tell.
When Police Chief Charlie Grover finds three mutilated corpses inside a ravaged farmhouse, he believes the victims were impaled by flying debris. But soon the evidence tells him something different.
Enlisting the aid of a beautiful tornado-chasing scientist named Willa Bellman, Charlie steps into the chaotic world of high-tech, high-risk storm chasing in search of a cunning criminal... one that he suspects is weaving a trap for them.
"Nothing could have prepared us for the howling horrors of this gale-force thriller." ? Marilyn Stasio, New York Times
NEWLY REVISED BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR ALICE BLANCHARD
For fans of J.D. Barker, John Sandford, Karin Slaughter, Thomas Harris, Robert Dugoni, ...
"It is a joy to savor Tatlock's stories." -- Publisher's Weekly
New Yorker Neil Sadler returns to his hometown of Mason, Ohio, where the small-town was rocked by the suspicious death of Helen Syfert, the mother of Neil's friend, Mary. As the pair reconnects, Neil learns their once-close relationship hasn't survived the tragedy of Mary's loss. In time, though, the couple finds that what pushed them apart years ago now seems to be pulling them together. Still, Neil finds himself struggling to recover from a more recent loss, one he keeps tucked in his heart. While the mystery of Helen's death remains unsolved, finding closure will require opening old wounds, mending broken relationships, and facing new fears.
"Highly recommended for all collections." -- Library Journal, Starred Review!
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Living in the shadow of a legend has its drawbacks.
Every aspect of Phoebe Reede's life has been defined by her father. Caught halfway between being a teen and an adult, she yearns to break free from the weight of expectations surrounding the Reede name.
Her desire for freedom sends her overseas on her first solo journey. There, she finds herself having an unexpected adventure with an unlikely person.
How can she learn who she wants to be and what is nothing more than a phase?
Due to strong language and sexual content not intended for anyone under the age of 18. Later books in this series contain content, including sexual assault and violence, that may trigger emotional distress in some readers.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 373 Pages (846 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
Welcome to the Textro Truck Stop... where they have hot food, hot coffee, and even hotter waitresses.
It's a slow Friday night at the Textro, and business isn't expected to pick up until the football game lets out in nearby Masonfield. Deke, backed up by his friend Harley, is here on a mission of romance. Rachel Sutherland has come to unwind from a bad day at the clinic. Thomas "Grandpa Tom" Burns and "Leaping" Larry Brown are just dropping in for some diesel and coffee while, across the diner, Holly just wants to get her socially disastrous boyfriend, Gerald, home. Waitresses Stacey and Marisa are taking it easy, serving the few patrons while waiting for the game crowd to arrive.
But things are about to get busy in an unexpected and very deadly way.
There is a storm coming in and the crowd that arrives with it isn't from Masonfield... at least, not anymore. These unexpected guests are from the nearby Mazon County Cemetery, and they have their own idea of what should be on the ...
Join thousands of readers in this edge-of-your-seat, sci-fi/fantasy series by N.E. Michael.
"The book is highly engaging, both the backstory and current timeline are fascinating. There were all kinds of shifty characters coming and going, some good and some bad, at all times. Things were rarely as they seemed.. and I loved it. In fact, now I'm going to have to order the second book... " -The Inkslinger
A fierce, cunning warlord, fighting to save his family.
A beautiful, lonely telepath, struggling to discover the mysteries of her past.
And an ordinary man, seeking justice for his father.
Three separate lives, bound by tragedy, fate, and a common enemy -- Jimmy Roko.
Experience a futuristic, war-ravaged Earth raging with mystical beasts and terrible demons, super-powered heroes and deadly battle-drones, ancient portals and daring new worlds. Explore the hidden tribes of the Enlai, each with their unique abilities and cultures. Battle against Jimmy Roko's endless army of killer ...
Hildy James: recent college grad, wife, and journalist, has an extraordinary ability, she can see and communicate with the dead. Hired right out of college by Haunted America, a large multimedia company that specializes in the publication of America's most haunted, she has been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Hildy, her husband, Charlie, his twin, Cooper, and friends, Lizzy and Oliver, set out to uncover the secrets of the Clayton estate for their first assignment. Hildy thought this would be a simple weekend, with peaceful ghosts, like she had encountered in the past.
She never expected to be targeted by a dark soul, though. A dark soul that wanted to remain hidden in the shadows, and would do anything to make sure that Hildy remained there, too.
There it was again. The sound of a woman weeping hung heavy in the air. This was the reason I was running aimlessly alone in the dark. It was coming from a few feet in front of me. Then it stopped.
"Hello?" I called out ...
Eight year old Andy Hunt lies shivering under his thin blanket; he has gone to bed hungry again with fresh bruises on his face.
Hot tears roll down his grubby cheeks and onto his pillow... he doesn't know why he always makes his mum so angry, he tries to be good, he really does.
But nothing can prepare this little boy for the devastation that he will have to deal with, when a series of tragic events bring him and his family to the attention of two vicious local thugs.
DI Carla Right has to face one of the hardest investigations of her career when the body of a little girl is found. At the same time, evidence comes to light that a paedophile ring is targeting the local care homes for children... could it be that the two crimes are linked in some way?
The Witches, Carla, Maggie, Tracy and Helen are back, each with their own new set of problems to deal with. Thank goodness they have each other to turn to when things go wrong... because sometimes, things can go very, very wrong ...
Carrying a torch for the pulps? Take a look inside. This is noir fiction for the modern age---not reconstituted---NEW! Tales of alienation, treachery, fraud and murder, they run the gamut from the psychological to the hard-boiled. The first volume begins this new series of very dark entertainments---a collection of twenty-six short stories introducing a host of dangerous characters who will reappear in succeeding volumes.
Island Girl: A flame-haired femme fatale, a man killer who works her deadly trade in the islands of the Caribbean as well as the U.S. A professional burglar and assassin--and a predator of young women--she is the liaison between a big city crime syndicate and the drug lords of Colombia. She will later become the archenemy of two dominant protagonists in the Assassins' series.
The Dancer or the Man without a Name: This professional known by different names in different places takes on a young beach bum as apprentice and introduces him to the world of contract killing. ...
You think you know the world of magical boarding schools? Not from a teacher's perspective at a school for at-risk youth.
Clarissa Lawrence knew there would be a price to pay for accepting the assistance of a Fae's magic, though she never thought it would cost her heart...
Clarissa has finally let go of the ghosts of boyfriends past and learned to love again. Forget all those dating disasters with boyfriends who turned evil or who weren't what they appeared. She's past that. Now she has fallen in love with Prince Elric of the Silver Court, who is kind and selfless, fulfills her Tolkien fantasies of Legolas, and would do anything to protect her from the Raven Queen.
Plus, unlike Felix Thatch, her magical mentor, Elric is emotionally available.
If she trusts Elric, she might be able to regain her magic and become a powerful witch once again. If he is like other Fae and learns what her magic is, he might force her to bear his heirs -- or worse yet -- enslave her and force her to ...
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 313 Pages (3,885 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
I tried not to look at her.
I tried not to want her.
I tried not to love her.
But she won this war of hearts and now I'm a man on my knees.
This love may kill me.
My president will see to that.
No one touches his daughter.
He's removed me from her life.
He's sent me to hell where every day is a bloodbath.
If he thinks he's won, he's wrong.
Every battle is won before it's fought and she won this battle a long time ago.
I surrendered in our war of hearts and now I'll fight to the death for my queen.
An explosive and epic love story set in the gritty world of the Storm MC.
Genre: World Literature Length: 404 Pages (4,978 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
"Sexy, sweet and addicting are all things I have come to expect in a Bella Andre book. She delivers that and more in KISS ME LIKE THIS!" ~ Abbi Glines, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Sean Morrison, one of six siblings and the top college baseball player in the country, is reeling from a heartbreakingly painful loss. Nothing seems to matter anymore... until the night Serena Britten unexpectedly ends up in his arms.
Serena is a world-famous model who has only ever wanted to be normal, even though her mother has always pushed her to become a superstar. Though it isn't easy to try to leave everyone and everything she knows behind, Serena is determined to enroll in college. More than anything, she wants to turn her love for books into a new career that she actually loves. Only, she never expected to meet someone like Sean on campus--or to be instantly consumed by their incredible chemistry and connection.
But when the pressures of her high-profile modeling career only get bigger ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 300 Pages (4,021 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
An ambitious, occasionally clumsy, first novel that spans the years 1979 to 2006, tracking the fortunes of four friends and their associates. There's a lot of plot detail - overall the book tries to make sense of Blairism (centre-left politics) in the England of these times, though it seems to appeal to readers who are only interested in the story. Well received on publication, the 2017 version is edited and reformatted in response to reader's comments.
A creature from before God created light...
A cop caught between heaven and hell...
And a town that is being pulled INTO DARKNESS...
A creature from before time has awakened... and it is hungry
A local boy and the police chief are missing.
The small town turns to former Chicago cop Rob Alletto to find them, but Rob is quickly overwhelmed.
More people disappear, even his son becoming one of the lost...
The night is coming alive, taking these people... Rob has even seen it...
It is up to Alletto to find out why and discover a way to stop it before the whole town slips... Into Darkness.
A drone army controlled by kids.
A hotshot space pilot trying to save the world.
Fans of sci fi comedy and off beat humor are going to love this collection of four science fiction series starters.
Sprinkled with adventure, laughs and hapless heroes you can grab your set today because you deserve to smile.
When you see them...
It is already too late...
You are already infected...
It is the morning hours...
The town wakes up to find that there is something spreading...
Something that is not seen until it is too late because by then, you are already infected.
At that point, they are already... Hatched.
Are you ready to be terrified by one of today's best horror authors? If so, and you feel you can handle it, then get your copy today!
Rachael's marriage to Aaron is stuck in monotony. After three years, she and Aaron have fallen into a pattern of complacency.
But fire burns in the most unlikely of places, as her Dungeons & Dragons character, Lilly, begins to fall for the hot and steamy rock mage, Craig. The only problem is that the hot mage is played by Aaron's brother... and Aaron is running the game.
Can Rachael keep her worlds apart?
The Dungeon Master's Wife weaves together the world of magic and imagination with the realities of everyday life. Filled with adventure, role-playing and steamy love affairs, Rachael's journey will make you question, laugh, and love.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 378 Pages (5,419 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
This is the only collection ever made of Bryant's letters, two-thirds of which have never before been printed. Their publication was foreseen by the late Allan Nevin as "one of the most important and stimulating enterprises contributory to the enrichment of the nation's cultural and political life that is now within range of individual and group effort.
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was America's earliest national poet. His immediate followers -- Longfellow, Poe, and Whitman -- unquestionably began their distinguished careers in imitation of his verses. But Bryant was even more influential in his long career as a political journalist, and in his encouragement of American art, from his lectures at the National Academy of Design in 1828 to his evocation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1870. Between the appearance of his first major poem, "Thanatopsis," in 1817, and his death sixty-one years later at the age of eight-three, Bryant knew and corresponded with an extraordinary ...
Genre: Literary Criticism Length: 770 Pages (17,139 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
You're driving down a dark and lonely road...
You're tired and falling asleep...
The windows are down...
The cool air blowing through your hair as you crank up the stereo.
Ac/Dc blares on the radio and you are screaming out the chorus...
Then a set of headlights emerges from the darkness...
Your night has become a nightmare...
Welcome to Last Exit, an anthology of horrific tales where life on the road can sometimes take an unexpected turn.
One Bad Night
On Time Delivery
The Rest Area
Spiders in from the Garden
Death at Germantown
Inside the Mirrors (excerpt)
Caught in the Web (excerpt)
Into Darkness (excerpt)
The second volume of William Cullen Bryant's letters opens in 1836 as he has just returned to New York from an extended visit to Europe to resume charge of the New York Evening Post, brought near to failure during his absence by his partner William Leggett's mismanagement. At the period's close, Bryant has found in John Bigelow an able editorial associate and astute partner, with whose help he has brought the paper close to its greatest financial prosperity and to national political and cultural influence.
Bryant's letters lf the years between show the versatility of his concern with the crucial political, social, artistic, and literary movements of his time, and the varied friendships he enjoyed despite his preoccupation with a controversial daily paper, and with the sustenance of a poetic reputation yet unequaled among Americans. As president of the New York Homeopathic Society, in letters and editorials urging widespread public parks, and in his presidency of the New York Society ...
Genre: Literary Criticism Length: 860 Pages (15,892 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
The years just before and during the Civil War marked the high point of Bryant's influence on public affairs, which had grown steadily since the Evening Post had upheld the democratic Jacksonian revolution of the 1830s. A founder of the Free Soil Party in 1848 and the Republican Party in 1856, Bryant was lauded in 1857 by Virginia anti-slavery leader John Curtis Underwood, who wrote to Eli Thayer, "What a glory it would be to our country if it could elect this man to the Presidency-the country not he would be honored & elevated by such an event."
In 1860 Bryant helped secure the Presidential nomination for Abraham Lincoln, and was instrumental in the choice of two key members of his cabinet, Salmon Chase as Secretary of the Treasury, and Gideon Welles as Secretary of the Navy. During disheartening delays and defeats in the early war years, direct communications from Union field commanders empowered his editorial admonitions to such a degree that the conductor of a national magazine ...
Genre: Literary Criticism Length: 679 Pages (18,135 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
In January 1872, Bryant traveled to Mexico City, where he was greeted warmly by President Benito Juarez; on this and other occasions he was feted for the Evening Post's sturdy condemnation in 1863 of the abortive invasion of Mexico, which was freshly remembered there. AT the close of his visit a local newspaper remarked that the "honors and hospitality which were so lavishly and generously conferred upon him were the spontaneous outpouring of a grateful people, who had not forgotten that when Mexico was friendless Mr. Bryant became her friend." Returning in April through New Orleans and up the Mississippi by steamboat to Cincinnati, he was greeted at a public reception by Governor Rutherford Hayes, who was pleased by his "winning and lovable" manners and "pithy" anecdotes. That spring Bryant built a library for his birthplace, Cummington, stocking it with several thousand books procured for him by the publisher George Palmer Putnam in New York and London. The following year, after the ...
Genre: Literary Criticism Length: 674 Pages (21,853 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
The decision to fight is easy when the alternative is extermination. What made it difficult, what caused our critical hesitation, was acknowledging an enemy who appears the same as us. How do we accepting an enemy who is part of us? Heck, we even know some of them. Or, at least we used to know them. Now, I only hope we have not waited too long.
My name is Nathan Tiberius Brooks. My friends call me NT. I never wanted any of this. But with the threat of billions of corpses piling up, they forced our hand. It was one silent nod on a fateful day that committed me to the cause and changed my life forever. I would co-lead a strike team against the Summitate, deep into the heart of their stronghold.
Nothing less than pandemic with six billion corpses, and the control of humanity lies in the balance.
Sometimes I miss the old days, the days before the CEO of one ordinary pharmaceutical cooperation slid off the rails and succumbed to his fiendish ambition. It was the clinical trials of ...
"Humans call us vampires. We call ourselves the Turned."
She might have been sleeping there under the branches of a massive water oak in the sprawling New Orleans City Park. Tucked into leaves still soggy from the early morning rain, she might have stirred, stretched, opened her eyes. She might have breathed again. But she didn't. Even as the police conducted their business around her, she did not stir. She would never know the name of her killer, but her cousin might. When Sophie is called in to identify the body, she can't get over the feeling that something isn't right. She suspects she's being lied to and manipulated, but by who? The police officers tasked with solving the murder? Or the man who took her in as a favor to her sister and his strange roommate? In her search for the truth, she'll be faced by choices that could change her life forever.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 328 Pages (1,713 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
The year is 2281. Seid Witlow is a theoretical physicist living in an alternate reality populated by artificial intelligence, skyscrapers that reach beyond the clouds and capitalism run amok.
The wealthy live above the clouds in lavish penthouses while the vast majority of the world's population lives in the darkness below. Most have never seen the sun and disease runs rampant. Seid believes he can change that.
In an effort to cure disease, he accidentally stumbles onto something far worse than disease itself, Molecular Memory. MM is essentially immortality. And to unleash it on an overpopulated world, would certainly lead to catastrophic consequences. Seid has no choice but to change direction.
With the violent murder of his long-time girlfriend, he throws himself into his theory on time travel and perfects it. In a desperate effort to change the circumstances that lead to her death, he regrettably uses the machine. However, things do not go as planned.
Seid finds himself ...
Night Belongs to the DeathShroud is a science-fiction, action-adventure story about a crime-fighting vigilante seen as a hero to some but a criminal to others. Delve into this adventure story as Detective Lindsay Myers of Province City Police Department tries to figure out just who The DeathShroud really is behind the cloak and how he leaves the criminals as dried-up corpses. This adventure story will have you staying up late just to read a little more to find out what happens next.
A Sci-Fi Romance Adventure
In a world where droids outnumber humans, one droid stands out above all others. Rosie the droid is a conglomeration of the best features of every type of droid. Despite her superior design, Rosie's function is companion and assistant to an average working drone, Zach Saxon. At least that's the way things seem until suddenly, their reality shifts inexplicably out of phase. Everything they believed to be true was a lie. Both Rosie and Zach had been much more than a cog in the wheel. Their memories were erased. Their lives rewritten. Their potential stifled.
Every facet of their lives was closely monitored. Someone is watching every move and and thought. Despite the detailed observation of the watchers, Rosie and Zach blend as equals with a common purpose and thought. Zach's potential is unleashed while Rosie becomes much more than a droid. They become greater than the sum of their individual parts. They become dangerous, but to who. That is the question that ...
This eBook edition of "The Brothers Karamazov" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. He spent nearly two years writing it. The author died less than four months after its publication. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel set in 19th century Russia, that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia, with a plot which revolves around the subject of patricide. Since its publication, it has been acclaimed as one of the supreme achievements in literature.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century ...
Genre: Romance Length: 763 Pages (1,747 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
Rebecca thought she had everything in her fiancée Michael. He was handsome, loving, and kind to animals, and he made her feel safe by his side. But that all changed when a woman was reported missing. On a night when Michael was running late coming home from work, there was a knock at her door. It was the police. And as it turned out, Michael was responsible for the disappearance of the missing woman.
As Rebecca tried to convince the police that it couldn't be Michael, in came an armed man fully dressed in black. He watched her intently, keeping her in his immediate sight at all times as the uniformed men and women carried evidence out of her apartment. She was then told her father, a prestigious judge in her city, had ordered her into protective custody under the supervision of the man in black, known professionally as Raze.
She fought it at first; she didn't believe she needed protection from Michael since she knew in her heart he was innocent. But after Raze escorted her to ...
Genre: Contemporary Fiction Length: 489 Pages (894 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
It's 2098, and conservative America stands victorious.
The Second American Revolution and the New Bill of Rights have swept away all traces of liberalism in the United States of America. Bearing arms is compulsory, illegal immigrants are hunted down without mercy, and the reborn nation stands astride the world like a Colossus. Only a few embittered old holdouts, like civil rights attorney and former left-wing activist William Fitzgerald, still remember it as the land of the free.
When he reluctantly agrees to defend a close friend's son, the so-called Peace Vigilante, Fitz finds himself at the center of the trial of the century, where the most dangerous man in America is the one who won't carry a gun.
Combining an impassioned defense of progressive ideals and liberal Christianity with a gripping near-future legal thriller, A Nation of Ruins presents a vision of a very different world, but one entirely too close to our own for comfort...
Genre: Political Length: 399 Pages (803 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
This eBook edition of "LOVE AMONG THE ARTISTS" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Love Among the Artists was published in the United States in 1900 and in England in 1914, but it was written in 1881. In the ambiance of chit-chat and frivolity among members of Victorian polite society a youthful Shaw describes his views on the arts, romantic love and the practicalities of matrimony. Dilettantes, he thinks, can love and settle down to marriage, but artists with real genius are too consumed by their work to fit that pattern. The dominant figure in the novel is Owen Jack, a musical genius, somewhat mad and quite bereft of social graces. From an abysmal beginning he rises to great fame and is lionized by socialites despite his unremitting crudity.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer and wrote more than 60 plays. He is the only person to have been awarded both a ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 347 Pages (1,319 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
In this third book of The Val & Kit Mystery Series, Val embarks on a Mother's Day visit to her mom in Door County, Wisconsin, a peninsula filled with artists, lighthouses, and natural beauty. Her daughter, Emily, has arrived from L.A. to accompany her, and at the last minute her best friend, Kit, invites herself along. Val and Kit have barely unpacked their suitcases when trouble and tension greet them, in the form of death and a disturbing secret they unwittingly brought with them. As they get to know the locals, things take a sinister turn. And when they suspect someone close to them might be involved in blackmail -- or worse -- Val and Kit do what they do best: they take matters into their own hands in their obsessive, often zany, quest to uncover the truth.