Far more than a coming-of-age tale, Falling Into Place harmonizes fact and fiction for an entertaining academic journey. Corruption within sports and government is the focal concern by Pat Adams's alcoholic father, Russell. Father's words come to fruition when Pat falls into the illegal gambling of Hartford Jai Alai. Along with the adventure the feds and a strong gang bring, the true nature of nineteenth-century American bureaucrat's is also revealed to Pat through a descendant's journal. This passionate depiction of history resonates with the present, as it will resonate for you.
"We don't talk about the future or discuss the past. We're free from judgement and expectation. And we never look Outsiders in the eye."
The men had separated themselves from their old lives. But had they really thought they could stay hidden forever?
When an Outsider forces her way into Jacob's life, the emotionally pain-free existence the men have cultivated in the abandoned buildings skirting the city is threatened. Fighting against the instinctive pull of the 'outside world' and the memories of a dark past he'd rather forget, Jacob must choose either the tribe who stifle him or the past that might kill him.
In the city, Sada finds the hooded stranger who saved her life and a society few know anything about. Determined to learn more about this hidden tribe, she is confronted with the depth of the scars her city is leaving behind in its quest for financial global power. Her journalistic instincts are to reveal the truth in a city that wants to bury it, but to do so could have fatal consequences for all of them.
HIDDEN is the first book in the HIDDEN SANCTUARY urban dystopia series.
Welcome to Brockton, New Jersey, a peaceful seashore town where nothing truly terrifying ever happened until now.
After being cyberbullied for his entire senior year of high school by three of his former friends, eighteen-year-old Terrence Marshall, a loner, an outcast, snaps! One night while high on hallucinogenic mushrooms and PCP Terrence seeks his cyberbullies out. Once he locates them, he murders all three of his former friends in a barbaric manner with a hatchet.
But in the aftermath of this unspeakable crime, the questions becomes, "Would Terrence have gone after his former friends on his own? Or did the mysterious Dark Man, who might or might not exist, put the hatchet in his hand?"
This is what Terrence's family longs to find out, as well as the entire country. The heinous murders become one of the biggest stories reported by the U.S. media since the Virginia Tech shooting and Columbine.
Teenage Killer- Horror/Suspense/Thriller eBook
Monsters do exist. They really do. They are not a fairy tale.
Ten-year-old Billy Hall met a monster in his own seemingly peaceful neighborhood in Hampton, Ohio. Her name was Nancy Sutcliffe; she drove the Good Humor truck. All the kids on the block loved her, as did their parents. That is until one day when Nancy would do the unthinkable, harm a child. Harm Billy.
This would set the stage for warfare a showdown between Billy's mother and the Good Humor employee. Someone was going to die.
What would you do?
No one wants to be abused. And some of the abused want retribution.
The Hexagon Boys are six suffering personalities, who pledge support for one another. But one of their number hides his dysfunction as the unfairness and cruelty of what happened eats into his soul.
Two months before their annual meeting he plans to make two priests pay for their abusive behaviour while he was in their care. He becomes engrossed in his plot.
Oh yes, it is a plot, devious too, but if it comes off, it will rock the priesthood, the church and the world. The plan makes him ecstatic, beyond anything he's experienced in his twenty-eight years.
It's a blueprint for retaliation, a blueprint clear and precise. Ecstasy fills his heart, as he imagines the priest's punishment.
It's a perfect plot too, involving golden haired boys. A delicious treat for two priests.
And now it's time for the plot to begin.
A funny joke's a funny joke. Eddie Doolan doesn't think twice about adapting it to fit a tragic local news story and posting it on social media.
It's less of a joke when his drunken post goes viral. It stops being funny altogether when Eddie ends up jobless, friendless and ostracised by the whole town of Langburn. This isn't how he wanted to achieve fame.
Eddie knows he's blown his relationship with rich girl Lily Cumnock. It's Lily's possessive and controlling father Brodie who fires him from his job - and makes sure he won't find another decent one in Langburn. And Eddie doesn't even have Flo to fall back on - his old nan died some six months ago, and Eddie is still recovering from the death of the woman who raised him and who loved him unconditionally.
Under siege from the press, and facing charges not just for the joke but for a history of abusive behaviour on the internet, Eddie grows increasingly paranoid and desperate. The only people still speaking to him are Crow, a neglected kid who relies on Eddie for food and company, and Sid, the local gamekeeper's granddaughter. It's Sid who offers Eddie a refuge and an understanding ear.
But she also offers him an illegal shotgun - and as Eddie's life spirals downwards, and his efforts at redemption are thwarted at every turn, the gun starts to look like the answer to all his problems.
Lilly was a college graduate with a growing career, and an ex-boyfriend with a single-minded determination to reclaim her. Despite her efforts to hide her tracks, Carl stalks and terrorizes her, and she flees to the remote regions of northern Maine. The journey is perilous, but Lilly makes a life, marries and raises a family. The fear of being hunted recedes, but the past lurks, ever watching, and then slams into Lilly's world, threatening all that she holds dear.