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Johnston, Wayne, author.
In 1936, at the age of 14, Ned Vatcher returns home from school one day to find his parents gone without a trace. The family of Ned's father takes him in. The Vatcher family is haunted by events from their past and Ned feels he must discover what happened to the "Vanished Vatchers." Ned builds an empire around himself, to protect him from his sense of loss, by becoming Newfoundland's first media mogul, but how long until the truth is finally revealed?
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Penny, Louise, author.
One cold November day a mysterious figure appears in the village of Three Pines, standing still and unmoving. Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache and the rest of the village wait to see what will happen. Overnight the figure vanishes and a body is found. Gamache steps in to investigate, an arrest is made and when the trial for the accused begins months later, Gamache must face what was set in motion on that cold November day.
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Pendziwol, Jean, author.
Elizabeth has lost her eyesight and is no longer able to read her beloved books or gaze at paintings. She spends her time listening to music and remembering her family. When an old shipwreck containing her father's journals is discovered, Elizabeth must seek the help of Morgan, a juvenile delinquent who is performing community service. The two women begin to form a deep friendship as they learn about the lighthouse manned by Elizabeth's father seventy years ago.
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Winter, Kathleen, author.
Historically, General James Wolfe is known for his famous death on the Plains of Abraham. A little known fact about Wolfe, is that at the age of 25, he was given two-weeks leave to study in Paris, but just as the trip was approaching, Britain adopted Europe's Gregorian calendar and the entire country lost eleven days: September 2 was followed by September 14. Wolfe never took his leave and seven years later died on September 13, 1759. In this novel, Kathleen Winter brings Wolfe to modern-day Quebec to finally have his eleven days leave. Wolfe is now a confused soldier suffering from PTSD and trying to understand what became of the British North America for which he abandoned his personal happiness.
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Kamal, Sheena, author.
One fateful day, Nora Watts receives the phone call she has dreaded for fifteen years. Bonnie, her daughter, who she gave up for adoption is missing. Bonnie's adoptive parents, in desperation have reached out to Nora, because the police are not looking for Bonnie, listing her as a chronic runaway. The search will take Nora on a perilous journey through the dark streets of Vancouver.
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Harding, Robyn, author.
Jeff and Kim Sanders decide to throw a sweet sixteen party for their daughter, Hannah. The party will be small consisting of four girls, pizza, cake, movies and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong? However, a tragic accident does happen. A lawsuit follows and the Sanders perfect life slowly begins to unravel.
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Armstrong, Kelley, author.
In the fifth and final novel in the Cainsville series Kelley Armstrong delivers a scary and surprising twist. Olivia Taylor-Jones has been on a mysterious journey since she discovered that she was adopted and her parents are actually a pair of convicted serial killers. She took refuge in the secluded town of Cainsville, Illinois, while trying to discover the truth of her parents' crimes. Gabriel Walsh, a successful criminal lawyer, began assisting her and her investigation revealed Celtic mysteries at work. Now Olivia must make a choice, caught between two rival supernatural forces and no matter what she chooses, someone she loves will pay.
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LapeƱa, Shari, 1960- author.
Tom Krupp comes home after work one day, to discover that his wife, Karen, is not there. Dinner has been started in the kitchen and her purse and cellphone are still in the house, it appears that she left in a hurry. The police arrive to tell Tom that Karen was in a car accident, while driving recklessly through a bad neighbourhood. The police suspect that Karen was involved in something, but she cannot remember anything from that evening. After 2 years of marriage, Tom begins to wonder if he knows Karen at all.