On a moonlit night, John and Rachel, who met each other in the hotel they are staying, ride out to a deserted beach for a date. They are having a lovely time in each other’s company when John feels that someone, or something, is watching them.
Within seconds of having this premonition, a hideous, horrible creature—something they had never seen before—attacks them. However, that creature is not alone. John and Rachel have unwittingly come close to The Rookery, and soon throngs of these nameless, horrendous creatures making the god-awful clickety-clack noise surround them. Will they live?
And then Alice dies…… in a fire. Was it an accident?
That’s Sonia Orchard’s Into the Fire in a nutshell. It chronicles the journey of three people- Alice and her husband Crow and her best friend, Lara, who narrates the story. It showcases Lara’s and Alice’s journey from their days in the university till Alice’s death several years later.
Dieter’s arrival in the small town of Crooked River sets everyone’s tongues wagging. To the inhabitants of Crooked River, he is a mysterious stranger who zealously guards his secrets but lends a patient ear to everyone. Consequently, myriads of townspeople, such as the deckhands, the bartender, the hotel manager, the antique shop owner befriend him. Maggie, a beautiful woman, falls in love with him.
But there are also those who view him with suspicion, like the rich ladies who track his movements across the neighborhood from behind the curtains. There is also the local drug lord, Teddy Mink, who is convinced that Dieter is a narcotics agent. Dieter, indeed, has a past that threatens to overshadow his future with Maggie. Will this town leave Dieter alone for good? Can he forge a meaningful relationship with Maggie?
A mummified corpse is found on an ice cap in Greenland, which is initially thought to be that of a Viking dating back centuries. On the second day of covering the story, journalist Matthew Cave is shocked to witness a bloody spectacle at the site of discovery. The corpse is missing, and the spot where the mummy was kept is glistening red with blood. The lifeless, naked body of the police officer who was guarding the mummy during the night was lying there, and it was “gutted from groin to breastbone”.
Simultaneously, all the pictures of the corpse taken by the photographer disappear, and Matthew’s editor asks him not to report anything citing pressure from higher-ups. To keep himself occupied, Matthew starts digging into four unsolved, brutal murders that happened in 1973. Little does he know his investigation will open a Pandora’s box of lies and secrets. On top of this, he meets Tupaarnaq, a young woman released after being twelve years in prison for murdering her parents and two sisters. Is Tupaarnaq somehow related to these murders?
Ruth, a novelist living on the tiny, rural island of Whaletown, Canada, finds a Hello Kitty lunchbox wrapped in a plastic bag on the seashore. She dismisses it as garbage since the beach is often covered with trash and takes it home to dispose of it later.
However, her inquisitive husband, Oliver, opens it and finds a collection of handwritten letters, an antique wristwatch, and Marcel Proust’s novel À la recherche du temps perdu. Ruth is surprised to find that the novel conceals the diary of Nao, a sixteen-year-old Japanese girl. As she starts reading it, Nao’s story captivates her. Through this diary, Ruth finds herself connected to Nao in an unexpected way.
The haunting yet beautiful cover – that’s what drew me to this book, and I don’t regret picking it up.
Transom Shultz—son of the only rich person in the small town of Fallen Mountains—goes missing. Who could be behind his disappearance? Is it his best friend, Chase Hardy, whose farm Transom had bought and damaged irreparably? Is it his ex-girlfriend, Laney? Or is it Thomas Miller, the boy Transom bullied in school? It’s up to Sheriff Red to solve the case, but Red is hiding a secret too.