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Hijos de la Stasi
Author: David Young
Publisher: HarperCollins Ibérica S.A.
ISBN: 8491390987
Pages: 464
Year: 2017-06-07
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Ganador del CWA Historical Dagger Award en 2016, el más prestigioso premio para novela policiaca histórica del ámbito anglosajón Libro del mes por la sección de novela negra del Times. Cuando la detective Karin Müller es llamada para investigar la muerte de una adolescente al pie del Muro, al ver el cuerpo comprende que no se trata de una muerte más: la chica huía, sí, pero de la parte occidental. Müller pertenece a la Policía del Pueblo, cuyos poderes están de facto limitados por la todopoderosa Stasi. Por un lado le piden que descubra la identidad de la chica, pero le aseguran que el caso está cerrado y la animan encarecidamente a que se abstenga de hacer ninguna pregunta. Las pruebas no cuadran, y Müller enseguida se da cuenta de que el escenario del crimen es un montaje. Pero las mentes curiosas no tienen buena prensa en regímenes como el de la República Democrática Alemana, y Müller no se da cuenta de que la pista que está siguiendo la llevará por un sendero lleno de peligros que afectarán a su vida personal… Con reminiscencias de las obras de Tom Rob Smith y Philip Kerr y la película La vida de los otros, Hijos de la Stasi es una historia absorbente y excelentemente trabada, llena a rebosar de intriga, infidelidades y traiciones. En Berlín Oriental las preguntas son peligrosas. Las respuestas pueden matar. En esta primera novela, David Young ofrece una historia solvente y personajes bien delineados, destacando la feliz manera que tiene de plasmar el estado de ánimo dominante en la Alemania del Este en aquella época (y lo he cotejado con alguien que vivió allí), a mitad de camino entre el miedo y el orgullo “patrio”. The Times Uno de los mejores libros que he leído en mucho tiempo. Entrelaza de manera soberbia las dos tramas de la historia y refleja con crudeza la vida al otro lado del Muro de Berlín, un debut de órdago David Jackson, autor de Cry Baby Hijos de la Stasi es un gran libro, no solo por la historia que cuenta (llena de intriga, apasionante), sino también porque nos retrotrae con viveza a una época que casi todos hemos olvidado. David Young se ha documentado de forma exhaustiva para escribir el libro, y rezuma credibilidad por todas partes. tripfiction.com La lectura de esta novela me tuvo en vilo todo el tiempo. David Young consigue captar de manera maravillosa la atmósfera de un sitio. Es una historia de detectives buenísima, y arroja luz sobre una época ya pasada con unas implicaciones políticas fascinantes. Northern Crime
Lobos de la Stasi
Author: David Young
Publisher: HarperCollins Ibérica S.A.
ISBN: 8491392025
Pages: 384
Year: 2018-02-07
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Alemania del Este, 1975. Karin Müller, castigada con suspensión temporal de su brigada de homicidios en Berlín, ve el cielo abierto cuando la mandan al sur, a Halle-Neustadt, donde han desaparecido dos niños gemelos.Pero Müller descubre enseguida que no ha dejado atrás sus problemas. Porque Halle-Neustadt, una ciudad de nueva construcción, es el orgullo del régimen comunista, y la Stasi les prohíbe a Karin y a sus hombres que hagan cualquier tipo de revelación sobre las desapariciones para no empañar la inmaculada imagen de la ciudad.Mientras tanto, en unas calles que les son ajenas y no tienen nombre, acecha un ladrón de niños, y no hay tiempo que perder si quieren rescatar vivos a los gemelos...Una nueva y apasionante novela de suspense del autor de Hijos de la Stasi.Tremendamente interesante.The Sunday ExpressEscalofriante.The Daily Telegraph
Blood Wedding
Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1681445301
Pages: 200
Year: 2016-09-06
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Sophie Duguet--young, successful, and happily married--thought at first she was becoming absentminded when she started misplacing her mail and forgetting where she'd parked her car the night before. But then, as her husband and colleagues pointed out with increasing frustration, she began forgetting things she'd said and done, too. And when she was detained by the police for shoplifting, a crime she didn't remember committing, the confusion and blackouts that had begun to plague her took on a more sinister cast. Her marriage started to come apart at the seams. Now Sophie is in much deeper water: the young boy she nannies is dead while in her care, a tragedy of which she has no memory. Afraid for her sanity and of what the police will do to her when the body is discovered, Sophie goes on the run, changing her identity and appearance to evade the law. Forced to lead a very different kind of life, one on the margins of society, Sophie wonders where everything went wrong. Still, with a new name and a new life, she hopes that she'll be able to put her demons to rest for good. It soon becomes clear, however, that the real nightmare has only just begun . . .
Even Dogs in the Wild
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316342521
Pages: 352
Year: 2016-01-19
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A Boston Globe Best Mystery of the Year Rebus comes out of retirement...to save his nemesis. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is feeling the heat. She's investigating the death of a senior government prosecutor, David Minton, who has friends in high places. When one of their own is killed, the powers that be want answers fast. But Clarke is puzzled: if Minton died in a robbery as everyone thinks, why is nothing missing from his home? The answer may lie not in what was taken, but in what was left behind at the scene--an ominous note. Malcolm Fox is feeling useless. Shunned by his colleagues because of his past in the Complaints bureau, he's been reassigned to a grunt detail, helping a surveillance team--one that trusts him even less than his own boss does--track a notorious Glasgow crime family. Helping Clarke with the Minton case is the only thing that makes Fox feel like a real cop. Newly minted civilian John Rebus is feeling restless. Being a cop is in his blood and he's failing miserably at retirement. So when Clarke and Fox ask for his help, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options. But before he can get his bearings, a call comes from Rebus's old nemesis--"Big Ger" Cafferty. Someone just fired a bullet through his front window--and sent him a note identical to Minton's. The normally unflappable old gangster is on edge, but for the life of him Cafferty can't figure out who he's wronged. And the only man he trusts with his life is Rebus. As the cases collide, it's up to Clarke, Fox, and Rebus to connect the dots and save their unlikely ally Cafferty, whose past harbors a shocking secret that implicates Minton's friends in an unspeakable crime. Even Dogs in the Wild reunites crime fiction legend Ian Rankin's greatest characters in an explosive story exploring the darkest corners of our desires.
The Invisible Mile
Author: David Coventry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609453980
Pages: 320
Year: 2017-05-30
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A re-imagining of a true story, The Invisible Mile is a novel about the capacity of the human mind and body when stretched to their absolute limits, written in prose that calls to mind the works of Marilynne Robinson and John Banville, as well as Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad. In 1928, the Ravat-Wonder cycling team became the first English-speaking peloton to compete in the Tour de France. The riders, from faraway New Zealand and Australia, were treated as exotics and isolated from their surroundings by a thick barrier of language and culture. Underfinanced and undertrained, the team faced one of the toughest routes in the race’s history, 5,476 kilometers over unsealed roads through a landscape heavy with the legacy of the Great War. 162 cyclists began the race that year, only 42 finished. A deeply introspective and spiritual book, The Invisible Mile is narrated by a fictional rider from the Ravat-Wonder team. Speaking no French and knowing a scant few of his fellow riders, his race becomes a confrontation with memories of the Great War and a quest to understand his own place amongst its history. He rides on the alternating highs of cocaine and opium, pain and pleasure, victory and defeat. And as he nears the northern battlefields and his last, invisible mile, trauma, exertion, and his personal demons take over. The Invisible Mile is the story of one man’s struggle for survival in the face of physical and psychological hardship, a profoundly human story about guilt and redemption.
Stasi Wolf
Author: David Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1499861893
Pages: 400
Year: 2018-05-15
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The new gripping cold war thriller from the bestselling author of Stasi Child How do you solve a murder when you can't ask any questions? The gripping new thriller from the bestselling, award-winning author of Stasi Child. East Germany, 1975. Karin Müller, sidelined from the murder squad in Berlin, jumps at the chance to be sent south to Halle-Neustadt, where a pair of infant twins have gone missing. But Müller soon finds her problems have followed her. Halle-Neustadt is a new town - the pride of the communist state - and she and her team are forbidden by the Stasi from publicising the disappearances, lest they tarnish the town's flawless image. Meanwhile, in the eerily nameless streets and tower blocks, a child snatcher lurks, and the clock is ticking to rescue the twins alive . . . 'This fast-paced thriller hooks the readers from the start' The Sun 'A masterful evocation of the claustrophobic atmosphere of communist era East Germany . . . an intricate, absorbing page-turner' Daily Express 'The perfect blend of action, suspense and excitement. This is top notch crime! I will be shouting about this book to everyone, everywhere. Northern Crime 'One of the most fascinating and original detectives in contemporary crime fiction . . . a hugely accomplished novel' (For Winter Nights) 'For me David Young has cemented his place on the bookshelf alongside my Cold War thrillers by John le Carré and Len Deighton' The Quiet Knitter
A Foreign Country
Author: Charles Cumming
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250015014
Pages: 368
Year: 2012-08-07
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From the internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of The Trinity Six, comes a compelling tale of deceit and betrayal, conspiracy and redemption On the vacation of a lifetime in Egypt, an elderly French couple are brutally murdered. Days later, a meticulously-planned kidnapping takes place on the streets of Paris. Amelia Levene, the first female Chief of MI6, has disappeared without a trace, six weeks before she is due to take over as the most influential spy in Europe. It is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced in more than a decade. Desperate not only to find her, but to keep her disappearance a secret, Britain's top intelligence agents turn to one of their own: disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell. Tossed out of the Service only months before, Kell is given one final chance to redeem himself - find Amelia Levene at any cost. The trail leads Kell to France and Tunisia, where he uncovers a shocking secret and a conspiracy that could have unimaginable repercussions for Britain and its allies. Only Kell stands in the way of personal and political catastrophe.
Captivating
Author: John Eldredge, Stasi Eldredge
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1400200385
Pages: 238
Year: 2010-01-01
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Only Child
Author: Rhiannon Navin
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1524733369
Pages: 304
Year: 2018-02-06
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“Perfect for fans of Room… a heartbreaking but important novel.” —Real Simple Readers of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty will also like this tenderhearted debut about healing and family, narrated by an unforgettable six-year-old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies hold the biggest hearts and the quietest voices speak the loudest. Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach's mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter's parents, holding them responsible for their son's actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and art. Armed with his newfound understanding, and with the optimism and stubbornness only a child could have, Zach sets out on a captivating journey towards healing and forgiveness, determined to help the adults in his life rediscover the universal truths of love and compassion needed to pull them through their darkest hours.
The Paris Enigma
Author: Pablo De Santis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006198034X
Pages: 256
Year: 2009-10-06
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In the tradition of Caleb Carr’s The Alienist and Eric Larsen’s The Devil in the White City comes The Paris Enigma, a gripping tale of murder and the art of crime solving. Written in a strikingly original voice, and poignantly evoking a world about to lose its innocence forever, The Paris Enigma features two detectives who find themselves in a race against time around glorious fin de siècle Paris, encountering all manner of secret societies and solving philosophical puzzles, while also trying to save a dangerously beautiful woman.
The Spider in the Corner of the Room
Author: Nikki Owen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1848453736
Pages: 368
Year: 2015-06-04
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'Powerful and gripping - an adrenaline-filled thriller you won't forget' - Sunday Times bestseller Kimberley Chambers What to believe Who to betray When to run... Plastic surgeon Dr Maria Martinez has Asperger's. Convicted of killing a priest, she is alone, in prison and has no memory of the murder. DNA evidence places Maria at the scene of the crime, yet she claims she's innocent. Then she starts to remember... A strange room. Strange people. Being watched. As Maria gets closer to the truth she is drawn into a web of international intrigue and must fight not only to clear her name but to remain alive. As addictive as the Bourne novels, with a protagonist as original as The Bridge's Saga Norén. Part one of The Project trilogy Praise for The Spider in the Corner of the Room 'A powerful, penetrating and intensely different read that seizes your attention from the very first page.' - Liz Robinson, LoveReading 'An intriguing and original novel, with an underlying sense of menace and mystery.' - Ruth Hunter, Booktime Editor at Bertram 'A great conspiracy thriller and a mind-bending tale!' - Booktime 'Powerful and gripping - an adrenaline-filled thriller you won't forget' - Sunday Times bestseller Kimberley Chambers
Killing Lions
Author: John Eldredge, Samuel Eldredge
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400206715
Pages: 208
Year: 2014-09-16
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The Challenge Before You Is a Bold One: To Accept the Wild, Daring Adventure of Becoming a Man We want to be self-sufficient. Find our own direction as we pursue our dreams. Know it all and never ask for help. Isn’t this how most guys approach manhood? On our own, pretending we are doing better than we really are? But sooner or later the thrill of independence gets lost in the fog of isolation. It’s time to take the pressure off. We were never meant to figure life out on our own. This book was born out of a series of weekly phone calls between Sam Eldredge, a young writer in his twenties, and his dad, best-selling author John Eldredge. Join the conversation as a father and son talk about pursuing beauty, dealing with money, getting married, chasing dreams, knowing something real with God, and how to find a life you can call your own. Killing Lions is more than fatherly advice. It is an invitation into a journey: either to be the son who receives fathering or the father who learns what must be spoken. Most important, these conversations speak to a searching generation: “You are not alone. Its not all up to you. You are going to find your way.”
Knockemstiff
Author: Donald Ray Pollock
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385525400
Pages: 224
Year: 2008-03-18
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"More engaging than any new fiction in years." —Chuck Palahniuk An unforgettable work of fiction that peers into the soul of a tough Midwestern American town to reveal the sad, stunted but resilient lives of its residents. Knockemstiff is a genuine entry into the literature of place. Spanning a period from the mid-sixties to the late nineties, the linked stories that comprise Knockemstiff feature a cast of recurring characters who are irresistibly, undeniably real. A father pumps his son full of steroids so he can vicariously relive his days as a perpetual runner-up body builder. A psychotic rural recluse comes upon two siblings committing incest and feels compelled to take action. Donald Ray Pollock presents his characters and the sordid goings-on with a stern intelligence, a bracing absence of value judgments, and a refreshingly dark sense of bottom-dog humor.
Parenting with Presence
Author: Susan Stiffelman, MFT
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683265
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-04-20
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Our children can be our greatest teachers. Parenting expert Susan Stiffelman writes that the very behaviors that push our buttons — refusing to cooperate or ignoring our requests — can help us build awareness and shed old patterns, allowing us to raise our children with greater ease and enjoyment. Filled with practical advice, powerful exercises, and fascinating stories from her clinical work, Parenting with Presence teaches us how to become the parents we most want to be while raising confident, caring children. “Shows parents how they can transform parenting into a spiritual practice.” — Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now “Clear, wise, soulful, and poetic.” — Alanis Morissette
Believe and Destroy
Author: Christian Ingrao
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745670040
Pages: 432
Year: 2013-07-11
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There were eighty of them. They were young, clever and cultivated; they were barely in their thirties when Adolf Hitler came to power. Their university studies in law, economics, linguistics, philosophy and history marked them out for brilliant careers. They chose to join the repressive bodies of the Third Reich, especially the Security Service (SD) and the Nazi Party’s elite protection unit, the SS. They theorized and planned the extermination of twenty million individuals of allegedly ‘inferior’ races. Most of them became members of the paramilitary death squads known as Einsatzgruppen and participated in the slaughter of over a million people. Based on extensive archival research, Christian Ingrao tells the gripping story of these children of the Great War, focusing on the networks of fellow activists, academics and friends in which they moved, studying the way in which they envisaged war and the ‘world of enemies’ which, in their view, threatened them. The mechanisms of their political commitment are revealed, and their roles in Nazism and mass murder. Thanks to this pioneering study, we can now understand how these men came to believe what they did, and how these beliefs became so destructive. The history of Nazism, shows Ingrao, is also a history of beliefs in which a powerful military machine was interwoven with personal experiences, fervour, anguish, utopia and cruelty.

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