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Twins

2017-08-28 | Fiction


• Author :_Dirk Kurbjuweit
• Pages :_160 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1925410706
• ISBN-13 :_9781925410709

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• Description : We didn’t want to be like twins—we wanted to be twins. We wanted to be absolutely identical. But because we hadn’t been born twins, we had to make ourselves the same—and part of that, of course, was having to go through all our most important experiences together. A classic coming-of-age story about friendship, first love and growing up. Rowing partners Johann and Ludwig are best friends, but that’s not enough. To defeat the region’s current champions, identical twins from a nearby town, they must become twins too. Ludwig has a plan: they will eat, sleep, breathe and even think in perfect harmony. Only then will they have a chance of winning. But Johann has a secret he’s been keeping from his friend—and when Ludwig begins acting strangely, Johann realises that his ‘twin’ wants to put their bond to the ultimate test. Dirk Kurbjuweit is deputy editor-in-chief at Der Spiegel and divides his time between Berlin and Hamburg. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Egon Erwin Kisch Prize for journalism, and is the author of eight critically acclaimed novels, many of which have been adapted for film, television and radio in Germany. Fear and Twins are the first of his works to be translated into English. ‘Fear shifts our moral codes. It makes us sympathetic to violent revenge, accessories to murder. Do we want the victim to survive? No, we don’t. Long after I had put this book down I still didn’t. A great achievement.’ Herman Koch on Fear ‘Gripping, suspenseful and unbelievably dark...As a thriller, Fear more than holds its own against the competition. It reminds one of Dutch author Herman Koch’s bestselling novels, and not only because of the moral question—How far will you go to protect your family?—at the heart of the story.’ Welt on Fear ‘Fear is a smart, psychologically complex and morally acute fable of modern German society decked out in the garb of an intricate thriller.’ Sydney Morning Herald on Fear [...] by Publisher : 'Text Publishing'

Fear

2018-01-25 | Fiction


• Author :_Dirk Kurbjuweit
• Pages :_304 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_140917204X
• ISBN-13 :_9781409172048

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• Description : READ THE MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER OF 2018: 'You'll never see your neighbours in the same light again' OBSERVER 'Beautifully written, frightening and absorbing' THE TIMES 'As intellectually stimulating as it is gripping *****' DAILY TELEGRAPH '[An] uncomfortably close-to-home thriller' - SUNDAY TIMES 'Something we've not see before in contemporary crime fiction' GUARDIAN 'Takes you right into the heart of darkness' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'There's a twist at the end that is worth waiting for' INDEPENDENT 'A terrifying study of a family threatened by the tenant living downstairs' WOMAN&HOME 'If you liked WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, try FEAR' - BBC NEWS 'This creepy tale of obsession will make you wonder 'what would I do?' SUNDAY MIRROR 'A gripping tale of domestic terror' IRISH TIMES 'A must have new read' DAILY EXPRESS You'd die for your family. But would you kill for them? Family is everything. So what if yours was being terrorised by a neighbour - a man who doesn't listen to reason, whose actions become more erratic and sinister with each passing day? You go to the police, but they can't help you. You become afraid to leave your family at home alone. But there's nothing more you can do to protect them. Is there? FEAR is the most original thriller of 2018 - for fans of LULLABY, THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL and THE GUILTY WIFE. ************ What people are saying about FEAR: 'I'm intrigued by Dirk Kurbjuweit's novel FEAR, about a stalker living downstairs' - LIONEL SHRIVER, THE OBSERVER 'Brilliantly done to play on every parents' deepest fears' - FIONA BARTON, bestselling author of THE WIDOW 'Thought-provoking, intelligent and genuinely chilling' - ELIZABETH HAYNES, author of INTO THE DARKEST CORNER 'A terrific, original thriller - I loved it' JOANNE HARRIS 'FEAR makes us sympathetic to violent revenge, accessories to murder' - HERMAN KOCH, author of THE DINNER 'I loved it. So rich and claustrophobic' - RENEE KNIGHT, author of DISCLAIMER 'The most original thriller of the year' - NETGALLEY 'Expertly constructed, highly entertaining and thought-provoking' - Cloggie, Amazon reviewer 'If you're looking for a thriller with psychological insight, I highly recommend this one' - Marjorie, Amazon reviewer 'Not your usual thriller' - Fiona, Amazon reviewer ------------------------- FEAR is translated from the German by Imogen Taylor [...] by Publisher : 'Hachette UK'

Fear

2018-09-25 | Fiction


• Author :_Dirk Kurbjuweit
• Pages :_272 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780062678355
• ISBN-13 :_0062678353

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• Description : “Fear shifts our moral codes. It makes us accessories to murder. A great achievement.” —Herman Koch, author of The Dinner An acclaimed German writer makes his American debut with this gripping and sophisticated thriller reminiscent of The Dinner and the early novels of Ian McEwan, about the murder of a neighbor who had been harassing a middle-class family—and the relative imprisoned for the crime. "I had always believed my father capable of a massacre. Whenever I heard on the news that there had been a killing spree, I would hold my breath, unable to relax until it was clear that it couldn't have been him." Randolph Tiefenthaler insists he had a normal childhood, though he grew up with a father who kept thirty loaded guns in the house. A modestly successful architect with a wonderful family and a beautiful home, he soon finds his life compromised when his father, a man Randolph loves yet has always feared, is imprisoned for murder. Fear is the story of the twisted events leading up to his father’s incarceration. It begins when Randolph and his family move into a new building and meet their neighbor, Dieter Tiberius, the peculiar yet seemingly friendly man living in the basement apartment. As the Tiefenthalers settle into their home, they becoming increasingly disturbed as Dieter’s strange behavior turns malevolent. Randolph unravels the tale of Dieter’s harassment—the erotic letters he sends to Randolph's wife Rebecca, his spying, his accusations of child abuse, the police reports he filed against them. Finally, Randolph admits his of own feelings of desperation and helplessness, which ultimately led to his father’s intervention. As Randolph plumbs the depths of his own uncertainty surrounding the murder—pondering fundamental questions about masculinity, violence, and the rule of law—his reliability is slowly but irrevocably called into doubt. The result is an unsettling meditation on middle-class privilege and "civilized life" that builds to a shocking conclusion. [...] by Publisher : 'Harper Paperbacks'

Fear

2017-10-21 |


• Author :_Dirk Kurbjuweit
• Pages :_304 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781487002831
• ISBN-13 :_1487002831

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• Description : "I had always believed my father capable of a massacre. Whenever I heard on the news that there had been a killing spree, I would hold my breath, unable to relax until it was clear that it couldn't have been him." Randolph Tiefenthaler insists he had a normal childhood, though he grew up with a father who kept thirty loaded guns in the house. A modestly successful architect with an attractive, intelligent wife, Rebecca, and two children, Randolph finds his life turned upside down when his father, a man he loves yet has always feared, is imprisoned for murder. Fear is the story of the twisted events leading up to his father's incarceration. It begins when Randolph and his family move into a new building and meet their neighbor, Dieter Tiberius, the peculiar yet seemingly friendly man living in the basement apartment. As the Tiefenthalers settle into their home, they become increasingly disturbed as Dieter's strange behaviour turns malevolent. Randolph unravels the tale of Dieter's harassment -- the erotic letters he sends to Rebecca, his spying, his accusations of child abuse, and the police reports he files against the Tiefenthalers. Finally, Randolph confesses his own feelings of desperation and helplessness, which ultimately lead to his father's intervention. As Randolph plumbs the depths of his own uncertainty surrounding the murder -- pondering fundamental questions about masculinity, violence, and the rule of law -- his reliability is slowly but irrevocably called into doubt. The result is an unsettling meditation on middle-class privilege and "civilized life" that builds to a shocking conclusion. [...] by Publisher : 'Anansi International'

Consent

2018-01-30 | Fiction


• Author :_Leo Benedictus
• Pages :_224 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0571335918
• ISBN-13 :_9780571335916

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• Description : This book is an experiment. We're experimenting together. You are part of the experiment, if you'll agree to it. Normally I don't let my subjects choose to be subjects. If you know you're being watched, you cease to be you. But I want you to read this. I wrote it for you. This magnetic book pulls you in its wake even as you resist its force. Sometimes you don't want to know what's next... [...] by Publisher : 'Faber & Faber'



• Author :_Veronica Henry
• Pages :_400 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781409166627
• ISBN-13 :_1409166627

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• Description : The brand-new feel-good story from bestseller Veronica Henry - a perfect mix of family, friends and delicious food. What's the secret ingredient to your happiness? Laura Griffin is preparing for an empty nest. The thought of Number 11 Lark Hill falling silent - a home usually bustling with noise, people and the fragrant smells of something cooking on the Aga - seems impossible. Laura hopes it will mean more time for herself, and more time with her husband, Dom. But when an exposed secret shakes their marriage, Laura suddenly feels as though her family is shrinking around her. Feeling lost, she turns to her greatest comfort: her grandmother's recipe box, a treasured collection dating back to the Second World War. Everyone has always adored Laura's jams and chutneys, piled their sandwiches high with her pickles . . . Inspired by a bit of the old Blitz spirit, Laura has an idea that gives her a fresh sense of purpose. Full of fierce determination, Laura starts carving her own path. But even the bravest woman needs the people who love her. And now, they need her in return . . . ***** Praise for Veronica Henry: 'A delight from start to finish' Jill Mansell 'Truly blissful escapism' Lucy Diamond [...] by Publisher : 'Orion'



• Author :_Alton Logan, Berl Falbaum
• Pages :_ sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1619029944
• ISBN-13 :_9781619029941

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• Description : An Official Junior Library Guild Selection, Adult Crossover Nonfiction "A shocking tale of wrongful conviction . . . that brings general conditions into cruelly sharp focus." —Kirkus Reviews Justice Failed is the story of Alton Logan, an African American man who served twenty-six years in prison for a murder he did not commit. In 1983, Logan was falsely convicted of fatally shooting an off-duty Cook County corrections officer, Lloyd M. Wickliffe, at a Chicago-area McDonald’s, and sentenced to life in prison. While serving time for unrelated charges, Andrew Wilson—the true murderer—admitted his guilt to his own lawyers, Dale Coventry and Jamie Kunz. However, bound by the legal code of ethics known as the absolutism of client-attorney privilege, Coventry and Kunz could not take action. Instead, they signed an affidavit proclaiming Logan’s innocence and locked the document in a hidden strong box. It wasn’t until after Wilson’s death in 2007 that his lawyers were able to come forward with the evidence that would eventually set Alton Logan free after twenty-six years in prison. Written in collaboration with veteran journalist Berl Falbaum, Justice Failed explores the sharp divide that exists between commonsense morality—an innocent man should be free—and the rigid ethics of the law that superseded that morality. Throughout the book, in-depth interviews and legal analyses give way to Alton Logan himself as he tells his own story, from his childhood in Chicago to the devastating impact that the loss of a quarter century has had on his life—he entered prison at twenty-eight years of age, and was released at fifty-five. [...] by Publisher : 'Counterpoint Press'



• Author :_Christian Jennings
• Pages :_328 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1472821718
• ISBN-13 :_9781472821713

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• Description : Flashpoint Trieste is the story of one year in one city as the Cold War begins. The Western Allies captured the Adriatic port city before the Russians could reach it, but having survived the war, everybody is now desperate to make it through the liberation. Life is fast and violent, as former warring parties find common cause against the Soviet Union and the borders of the new Europe are being hammered out. Against this deadly backdrop of espionage, escape and revenge, the British and Americans are locked into the opening stages of the Cold War on the beautiful shores of the Adriatic, opposing the Russians and Yugoslavs. Now published in paperback, this is the story of the first turbulent post-war year of lethal cat-and-mouse in south-eastern Europe, told through the stories of twelve men and women from seven different countries thrown together on a strategically vital frontier between East and West. [...] by Publisher : 'Bloomsbury Publishing'



• Author :_Ann Marie Ackermann
• Pages :_224 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781606353042
• ISBN-13 :_1606353047

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• Description : From the depths of German and American archives comes a story one soldier never wanted told. The first volunteer killed defending Robert E. Lee's position in battle was really a German assassin. After fleeing to the United States to escape prosecution for murder, the assassin enlisted in a German company of the Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Mexican-American War and died defending Lee's battery at the Siege of Veracruz in 1847. Lee wrote a letter home, praising this unnamed fallen volunteer defender. Military records identify him, but none of the Americans knew about his past life of crime. Before fighting with the Americans, Lee's defender had assassinated Johann Heinrich Rieber, mayor of Bonnigheim, Germany, in 1835. Rieber's assassination became 19th-century Germany's coldest case ever solved by a non-law enforcement professional and the only 19th-century German murder ever solved in the United States. Thirty-seven years later, another suspect in the assassination who had also fled to America found evidence in Washington, D.C., that would clear his own name, and he forwarded it to Germany. The German prosecutor Ernst von Hochstetter corroborated the story and closed the case file in 1872, naming Lee's defender as Rieber's murderer. Relying primarily on German sources, Death of an Assassin tracks the never-before-told story of this German company of Pennsylvania volunteers. It follows both Lee's and the assassin's lives until their dramatic encounter in Veracruz and picks up again with the surprising case resolution decades later. This case also reveals that forensic ballistics--firearm identification through comparison of the striations on a projectile with the rifling in the barrel--is much older than previously thought. History credits Alexandre Laccasagne for inventing forensic ballistics in 1888. But more than 50 years earlier, Eduard Hammer, the magistrate who investigated the Rieber assassination in 1835, used the same technique to eliminate a forester's rifle as the murder weapon. A firearms technician with state police of Baden-Wurttemberg tested Hammer's technique in 2015 and confirmed its efficacy, cementing the argument that Hammer, not Laccasagne, should be considered the father of forensic ballistics. The roles the volunteer soldier/assassin and Robert E. Lee played at the Siege of Veracruz are part of American history, and the record-breaking, 19th-century cold case is part of German history. For the first time, Death of an Assassin brings the two stories together. [...] by Publisher : 'True Crime History'

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