US Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to find an escaped murderer named Rachel Solando. As a killer hurricane bears down on the island, the investigation deepens and the questions mount. How has a barefoot woman escaped from a locked room? And what really goes on in Ward C?
When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened - something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever.
With its heady atmosphere of overt violence, lurking fear and sexual tension, Tokyo grabs the reader and refuses to let go until its shattering final pages. Student Greg Hutchens comes to Tokyo seeking answers to what happened when the Army killed 300,000 civilians.
'Seek and ye shall find.' With these words echoing in his head, eminent Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings.
A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city of Florence. Only Langdon's knowledge of hidden passageways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers.
With only a few lines from Dante's dark and epic masterpiece, The Inferno , to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the most celebrated artefacts of the Renaissance - sculptures, paintings, buildings - to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat.
Set against an extraordinary landscape inspired by one of history's most ominous literary classics, Inferno is Dan Brown's most compelling and thought-provoking novel yet, a breathless race-against-time thriller that will grab you from page one and not let you go until you close the book.
Greenwich, south-east London Detective Inspector Jack Caffery - young, driven, unshockable - is called to one of the most gruesome crime scenes he has ever seen. Five young women have been ritualistically murdered and dumped on wasteland near the Dome. Subsequent post-mortems reveal a singular, horrific signature linking the victims.
When a new NASA satellite detects evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory?a victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the impending presidential election.
Sunday Times #1 Bestseller New York Times #1 Bestseller The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code . ''Fans will not be disappointed'' The Times Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that ''will change the face of science forever''. The evening''s host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence. But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch''s precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum''s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch''s secret. In order to evade a tormented enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate labyrinthine passageways of hidden history and ancient religion. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues that will bring them face-to-face with a world-shaking truth that has remained buried - until now. ''Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger'' Wall Street Journal ''As engaging a hero as you could wish for'' Mail on Sunday ''For anyone who wants more brain-food than thrillers normally provide'' Sunday Times
Journalist Joe Oakes makes a living exposing supernatural hoaxes. A born sceptic, he believes everything has a rational explanation. But when he visits a secretive religious community on a remote Scottish island, everything he thought he knew is overturned.
Tous les indices tendent à prouver qu'il s'agirait d'un suicide. Ce qui arrange bien la police, pressée de classer le dossier. Mais l'inspecteur Jack Caffery n'adhère pas à cette thèse. Encore obsédé par l'affaire des crimes rituels, il soupçonne un Tokoloshe, créature insaisissable et maléfique de la tradition zouloue, d'être à l'origine de cette mort.
Tandis que Caffery se débat avec ses théories irrationnelles, Flea, la jeune plongeuse de la police, est confrontée à des problèmes bien plus concrets. Le coffre de sa voiture ne s'ouvre plus, et son intuition lui souffle que quelque chose de terrible l'y attend. Pour ne rien arranger, elle sent que, tapi dans l'ombre, quelqu'un l'observe...
It was the Capitol Building, Washington DC. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon believes he is here to give a lecture. He is wrong. Within minutes of his arrival, a shocking object is discovered. It is a gruesome invitation into an ancient world of hidden wisdom.
''A masterful whodunnit, perfectly paced and expertly plotted, that had me guessing all the way through. Like Desperate Housewives with bite. I loved it and couldn''t put it down.'' C L Taylor The gripping new thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author of The Couple Next Door . ****** It can be hard keeping secrets in a tight-knit neighbourhood. In a tranquil, leafy suburb of ordinary streets - one where everyone is polite and friendly - an anonymous note has been left at some of the houses. '' I''m so sorry. My son has been getting into people''s houses. He''s broken into yours. '' Who is this boy, and what might he have uncovered? As whispers start to circulate, suspicion mounts. And when a missing local woman is found murdered, the tension reaches breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they''re telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their secrets? Maybe you don''t know your neighbour as well as you thought you did . . . ****** ''Shari Lapena just gets better and better'' Cara Hunter Readers love Shari Lapena: ''Twist on twist on twist on twist.'' ''Fantastic book, from the first page I was hooked, couldn''t put it down!'' ''The atmosphere that Lapena creates only adds to the amazing plot.'' ''An excellent atmospheric thriller, full of intrigue and suspense.'' ''I was reading with my mouth open as I raced towards the final page.'' ''I read it in one sitting, as I simply could not put it down.'' ''An incredibly gripping read.''
The must-read novel of 2020. Chilling, moving and unputdownable, The Memory Wood is a thriller like no other. '' Beautifully told , with two superbly drawn young protagonists, Lloyd is a rare new thriller talent'' Daily Mail ''Superbly creepy , with an unexpected twist'' Guardian '' Brilliant writing, a terrifying story, and characters so real it feels like you know them. If you enjoy dark, twisty thrillers that stay with you, read this book'' Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife ************* Elijah has lived in the Memory Wood for as long as he can remember. It''s the only home he''s ever known. Elissa has only just arrived. And she''ll do everything she can to escape. When Elijah stumbles across thirteen-year-old Elissa, in the woods where her abductor is hiding her, he refuses to alert the police. Because in his twelve years, Elijah has never had a proper friend. And he doesn''t want Elissa to leave. Not only that, Elijah knows how this can end. After all, Elissa isn''t the first girl he''s found inside the Memory Wood. As her abductor''s behaviour grows more erratic, Elissa realises that outwitting strange, lonely Elijah is her only hope of survival. Their cat-and-mouse game of deception and betrayal will determine both their fates, and whether either of them will ever leave the Memory Wood . . . ************* ''An intense, atmospheric, and truly original thriller'' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door ''Remarkable. Stunning prose and compulsive reading. It''s undoubtedly the best thriller I''ve read in a long, long time'' Lesley Kara, author of The Rumour ''I haven''t read anything quite this exciting since Room . You think all the stories have been told, then something like this comes along'' Emma Curtis, author of The Night You Left ''I was captivated by The Memory Wood - a beautifully told, dark and chilling tale'' Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer '' The Memory Wood is impossible to put down. It''s so wonderfully written, creepily atmospheric and chilling'' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend Readers love The Memory Wood ''A very clever psychological thriller. Dark, creepy and intense.'' ''Oh my goodness, what a ride! I loved, loved, loved The Memory Wood .'' ''One of the best examples of a page-turner that I''ve read in a long time.'' ''The writing style was beautiful and elegant for a story so dark and twisted .'' ''Deliciously dark... fresh and imaginative .'' '' WOW ! Do not be deceived in thinking that this is like any other thriller you have read. It is not.'' ''The ending - oh my stars - what can I say?'' ''The twists and turns in The Memory Wood will astound. This book is undoubtedly the best I''ve read this year .''
Fils d'une prostituée thaïe et d'un soldat américain qu'il n'a jamais connu, Sonchaï Jitpleecheep est un flic atypique.
Inspecteur le jour, il dirige, à la nuit tombée, un des bordels les plus réputés du 8e District, le quartier chaud de Bangkok. Un mélange des genres à l'image d'une ville où la frontière entre légalité et interdits disparaît dans les volutes d'opium. Jusqu'au jour où un G. I. est tué lors d'un rituel érotico-barbare par une de ses protégées. Un délire sadique qui s'est mal fini ? Pas si sûr, car très vite, Bangkok se met grouiller d'agents de la C.
I. A. Mauvais pour les affaires. Et pour Sonchaï, les nuits chaudes de Bangkok ne sont pas prêtes de finir : un crime à résoudre, une fille à absoudre et quelques espions à renvoyer chez eux.
Spring, 1919. James 'Max' Maxted, former Great War flying ace, returns to the trail of murder, treachery and half-buried secrets he set out on in The Ways of the World. He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father, Sir Henry Maxted, a senior member of the British delegation to the post-war peace conference. But he was convinced there was more - much more - to be discovered about what Sir Henry had been trying to accomplish. And he suspected elusive German spymaster Fritz Lemmer knew the truth of it.
Now, enlisted under false colours in Lemmer's service but with his loyalty pledged to the British Secret Service, Max sets out on his first - and possibly last - mission for Lemmer. It takes him to the far north of Scotland - to the Orkney Isles, where the German High Seas Fleet has been impounded in Scapa Flow, its fate to be decided at the conference-table in Paris. Max has been sent to recover a document held aboard one of the German ships. What that document contains forces him to break cover sooner than he would have wished and to embark on a desperate race south, towards London, with information that could destroy Lemmer - if Max, as seems unlikely, lives to deliver it...