"In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife's death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface"--Amazon.com.
Successful architect and grief-stricken widower Adrian Wolfe begins to investigate his third wife's death, trying to determine whether it was suicide or just a tragic accident. By the author ofThe House We Grew Up In.
Fans of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes will be captivated by this riveting family drama with a dark mystery at its core, from the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone. In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife’s death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface. The divorces from his two previous wives had been amicable, or so it seemed; his children, all five of them, were resilient as ever, or so he thought. But something, or someone, must have pushed Maya over the edge. “Jewell’s last few novels have been a revelation—emotionally sophisticated and complex,” says Kirkus Reviews. “Like Liane Moriarty, she manages the perfect blend of women’s fiction and nail-biting suspense,” hails Booklist. The Third Wife is “an emotionally intelligent, brilliantly plotted, and beautifully written examination of a very modern family that will keep you gripped to the end” (London Daily Mail).
On her wedding night, seventeen-year-oldAnna Langtry stole her husband’s carand fled into the darkness, racing towardfreedom. She felt only desperation toescape the nightmare of her Coloradohome—an isolated rural community thatcondoned her forced polygamousmarriage to become one man’s third wife. Fifteen years later, Anna is working as a federalprobation officer in Denver. A fighter for theunderdog, even she cannot escape the cynicismof her profession. She doesn’t expect muchfrom her newest parolee, just the usual sobstory about being innocent and misunderstood.But Joe Mackenzie is different. A white-collar criminal convicted ofembezzlement, Joe is tough, quiet, determined…and innocent. Now he’s looking for justice. Andhe’s about to pull Anna into his world, one thatwill lead her back to the past she’d left behind—one that will reach out to ensnare them both inits dangerous secrets and deadly schemes, wherethe passion between them is threatened by thegrim reach of murder.
Cody Jackson has two wives and he's just met his third. The first he married for duty, the second was for lust. The third will be all the above plus a love so consuming it takes him by storm. Alana Harte is a force to be reckoned with, she was raised in the faith, but not in the town. No long skirts and head wraps for her, she's all about designer jeans and high heels. Sharon tries to hold him with her beauty, Arlene thinks she's number one. But Alana will own him before all's said and done. Because she knows something her sheltered sisters don't. A good pussy can topple nations. Just ask Cleopatra.
Farah's life started to unravel... Nothing made sense, then things got worse... Then a light of hope. One man's fight could save her... If only she could remember him! Farah's a hard-working Ad Executive working at Advantage Advertising. Her life is normal and carefree until one day she wakes in the arms of a stranger. She flees his home, frantic and uncertain of how she got there. Soon, she begins to experience similar situations and her life becomes something she fears. Farah isn't sure what's going on. But soon a business card will lead her to the doorsteps of someone who can help. And what gets revealed, will rock Farah to her core. Her life appears to settle. Farah tries to move on. She thrives at work and celebrates her successes. But soon the same problems that plagued her, begin to increase in frequency. Things go from bad to worse, when her foster brother, Frank Metzer, makes himself a constant fixture in her life. Soon he reveals his own secrets and Farah's past becomes her present. Farah only trusts one man. Lorenz! And he fights to keep her safe as he tries to discover a way to stay in her life without revealing who he is. A revelation that could drive her away! Farah believes he is her friend! Her married and unavailable friend that she could depend on. He was always there! If only he were single! Read along in this riveting tale! This is a story of love, lust, sex, murder and betrayal. A jaw-dropping page-turner! Will Farah remember her dark past? Will the love of a man, who means more to her than she knows, protect her? Find out!
A twisted Cinderella story from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Ann Aguirre Marlena Altizer Durst lives in her husband's shadow. He controls her every move—what she wears, the food she eats, and the friends she's allowed to make. If she disobeys, there are...consequences. And he has all the power. To outsiders, it seems that she leads a fairy-tale life. But nobody ever wonders if Cinderella was happy after she married the prince. Marlena has traded freedom and safety for luxurious imprisonment, and most days, that seems like a bad bargain. Death may be the only exit she's allowed. Just like his first wife. And his second. Unless she flips the script. Praise: "The Third Mrs. Durst is a slow, dark burn that leads to a fantastic explosion of an ending."—Victoria Helen Stone, bestselling author of Jane Doe
From The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, who married him only days after the execution of Anne Boleyn and ultimately lost her own life in giving him the son he badly needed to guarantee the Tudor succession Born into an ambitious noble family, young Jane Seymour is sent to Court as a Maid of Honor to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's aging queen. She is devoted to her mistress and watches with empathy as the calculating Anne Boleyn contrives to supplant her as queen. Anne's single-minded intriguing threatens all who stand in her way; she does not hesitate to arrange the murder of a woman who knows a secret so dark that, if revealed, would make it impossible for the king to marry Anne. Once Anne becomes queen, no one at court is safe, and Jane herself becomes the victim of Anne's venomous rage when she suspects Jane has become the object of the king's lust. Henry, fearing that Anne's inability to give him a son is a sign of divine wrath, asks Jane to become his next queen. Deeply reluctant to embark on such a dangerous course, Jane must choose between her heart and her loyalty to the king. Acclaimed biographer and bestselling novelist Carolly Erickson weaves another of her irresistible historical entertainments about the queen who finally gave Henry VIII his longed for heir, set against the excitement and danger of the Tudor Court.
“In The Third Daughter, Talia Carner ably illuminates a little-known piece of history: the sex trafficking of young women from Russia to South America in the late 19th century. Thoroughly researched and vividly rendered, this is an important and unforgettable story of exploitation and empowerment that will leave you both shaken and inspired.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris The turn of the 20th century finds fourteen-year-old Batya in the Russian countryside, fleeing with her family endless pogroms. Desperate, her father leaps at the opportunity to marry Batya to a worldly, wealthy stranger who can guarantee his daughter an easy life and passage to America. Feeling like a princess in a fairytale, Batya leaves her old life behind as she is whisked away to a new world. But soon she discovers that she’s entered a waking nightmare. Her new “husband” does indeed bring her to America: Buenos Aires, a vibrant, growing city in which prostitution is not only legal but deeply embedded in the culture. And now Batya is one of thousands of women tricked and sold into a brothel. As the years pass, Batya forms deep bonds with her “sisters” in the house as well as some men who are both kind and cruel. Through it all, she holds onto one dream: to bring her family to America, where they will be safe from the anti-Semitism that plagues Russia. Just as Batya is becoming a known tango dancer, she gets an unexpected but dangerous opportunity—to help bring down the criminal network that has enslaved so many young women and has been instrumental in developing Buenos Aires into a major metropolis. A powerful story of finding courage in the face of danger, and hope in the face of despair, The Third Daughter brings to life a dark period of Jewish history and gives a voice to victims whose truth deserves to finally be told.