The King of Lies

The King of Lies

An illuminating anatomy of a murder and the ripple effect it produces within a family and a community, The King of Lies is a stunning debut. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available February 2018.

Author: John Hart

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429905268

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed façade begin to crack. Work's troubled sister, her combative girlfriend, his gold digging socialite wife, and an unrequited lifelong love join a cast of small town characters that create no shortage of drama in this extraordinary, fast-paced suspense novel. Hart's mastery of prose and plot belie his newcomer status as he explores the true heart of a man. An illuminating anatomy of a murder and the ripple effect it produces within a family and a community, The King of Lies is a stunning debut. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available February 2018.
Categories: Fiction

Down River

Down River

A powerful, heart-pounding thriller, Down River will haunt your thoughts long after the last page is turned. Praise for John Hart and The King of Lies "Treat yourself to something new and truly out of the ordinary.

Author: John Hart

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429920230

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Down River is the winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Everything that shaped him happened near that river.... Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame, and murder.... John Hart's debut, The King of Lies, was compelling and lyrical, with Janet Maslin of The New York Times declaring, "There hasn't been a thriller as showily literate since Scott Turow came along." Now, in Down River, Hart makes a scorching return to Rowan County, where he drives his characters to the edge, explores the dark side of human nature, and questions the fundamental power of forgiveness. Adam hase has a violent streak, and not without reason. As a boy, he saw things that no child should see, suffered wounds that cut to the core and scarred thin. The trauma left him passionate and misunderstood---a fighter. After being narrowly acquitted of a murder charge, Adam is hounded out of the only home he's ever known, exiled for a sin he did not commit. For five long years he disappears, fades into the faceless gray of New York City. Now he's back and nobody knows why, not his family or the cops, not the enemies he left behind. But Adam has his reasons. Within hours of his return, he is beaten and accosted, confronted by his family and the women he still holds dear. No one knows what to make of Adam's return, but when bodies start turning up, the small town rises against him and Adam again finds himself embroiled in the fight of his life, not just to prove his own innocence, but to reclaim the only life he's ever wanted. Bestselling author John Hart holds nothing back as he strips his characters bare. Secrets explode, emotions tear, and more than one person crosses the brink into deadly behavior as he examines the lengths to which people will go for money, family, and revenge. A powerful, heart-pounding thriller, Down River will haunt your thoughts long after the last page is turned. Praise for John Hart and The King of Lies "Treat yourself to something new and truly out of the ordinary." ---Rocky Mountain News "A top-notch debut. Hart's prose is like Raymond Chandler's, angular and hard." --Entertainment Weekly (grade A) "A gripping performance." ---People magazine "A marriage of carefully crafted prose alongside have-to-keep-reading suspense." ---The Denver Post "A masterful piece of writing." ---The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) "A gripping mystery/thriller and a fully fleshed, thoughtful work of literature." ---Winston-Salem Journal "The King of Lies moves and reads like a book on fire." ---Pat Conroy "John Hart's debut . . . is that most engrossing of rarities, a well-plotted mystery novel that is written in a beautifully poetic style." ---Mark Childress, author of Crazy in Alabama "Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding." ---The New York Times Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.
Categories: Fiction

King of Lies

King of Lies

"Sinnlich und fesselnd - man kann die Seiten gar nicht schnell genug umblättern. Pepper Winters hat sich selbst übertroffen!

Author: Pepper Winters

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783736312081

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Vom Nobody zum King of Wall Street - doch seine Geheimnisse könnten ihn alles kosten ... Ein Leben im goldenen Käfig - dazu ist die junge Noelle Charlston verdammt. Doch eines Abends bricht die Erbin einer noblen Kaufhauskette aus und gerät prompt in Lebensgefahr. Ein geheimnisvoller Fremder rettet sie. Als sie Jahre später Penn Everett trifft - einen erfolgreichen Geschäftsmann -, entwickelt sie Gefühle, die sie bisher nur einmal verspürt hat: in der Nacht, die ihr Leben für immer veränderte. Aber Penn spielt nicht mit offenen Karten, und Noelle muss sich fragen: Ist der undurchsichtige Businessman Freund oder Feind? "Sinnlich und fesselnd - man kann die Seiten gar nicht schnell genug umblättern. Pepper Winters hat sich selbst übertroffen!" NEW-YORK-TIMES-BESTSELLER-AUTORIN MEGHAN MARCH Auftakt des "Lies & Truth"-Duetts von Bestseller-Autorin Pepper Winters Dieser Roman ist in einer früheren Ausgabe unter dem Titel "Crown of Lies" erschienen.
Categories: Fiction

The King

The King

Roland 2496 - 2502 On the eve of battle the king lies down clad in his armor along with his soldiers . His haubert is white , his helmet is of pure gold , and by his side is his famous sword , Joyeuse . This sword seems to have had the ...

Author: Alzo Pierre Rosselot

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89095318572

Category: Geology, Stratigraphic

Page: 368

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Categories: Geology, Stratigraphic

The Truth About Lies

The Truth About Lies

He was already the toast of London society by the time King George IV knighted him, which the king mostly only did ... reasonably Big Lies work—in parts: every smaller, previously believed lie lays the groundwork for the next lie to be ...

Author: Aja Raden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250272034

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Why do you believe what you believe? You’ve been lied to. Probably a lot. We’re always stunned when we realize we’ve been deceived. We can’t believe we were fooled: What was I thinking? How could I have believed that? We always wonder why we believed the lie. But have you ever wondered why you believe the truth? People tell you the truth all the time, and you believe them; and if, at some later point, you’re confronted with evidence that the story you believed was indeed true, you never wonder why you believed it in the first place. In this incisive and insightful taxonomy of lies and liars, New York Times bestselling author Aja Raden makes the surprising claim that maybe you should. Buttressed by history, psychology, and science, The Truth About Lies is both an eye-opening primer on con-artistry—from pyramid schemes to shell games, forgery to hoaxes—and also a telescopic view of society through the mechanics of belief: why we lie, why we believe, and how, if at all, the acts differ. Through wild tales of cons and marks, Raden examines not only how lies actually work, but also why they work, from the evolutionary function of deception to what it reveals about our own. In her previous book, Stoned, Raden asked, “What makes a thing valuable?” In The Truth About Lies, she asks “What makes a thing real?” With cutting wit and a deft touch, Raden untangles the relationship of truth to lie, belief to faith, and deception to propaganda. The Truth About Lies will change everything you thought you knew about what you know, and whether you ever really know it.
Categories: Social Science

The History of Herodotus

The History of Herodotus

Another ( was named Martes , a Persian ; he spake lies . ( 20 ) Thus he said- ( 21 ) * I am Imanes , the king of Susiana . ' ( 22 ) He caused Susiana to revolt . ( 23 ) Another ( was ) named Phraortes , a Mede ; he spake lies .

Author: Herodotus

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600094193

Category: Greece

Page:

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Categories: Greece

History of King Henry the Eighth

History of King Henry the Eighth

... From Catherine's wrongs a nation's bliss was spread , And Luther's light from lawless Henry's bed . 29. Lay . That is , resided . Cf. T. N. iii . 1. 8 : " So thou mayst say , the king lies by a beggar , if a beggar dwell near him ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6GG8

Category:

Page: 217

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The Lying King

The Lying King

Will the Truth catch up with the king? ​Find out as Alex Beard's whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages.

Author: Alex Beard

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press

ISBN: 1626345287

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 54

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Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat broccoli? For answers, follow along as Warthog lies his way to the throne in this timeless, yet most timely, Tale from the Watering Hole. Will the Truth catch up with the king? ​Find out as Alex Beard's whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages. With a nod to Aesop and Kipling, this funny and pointed parable has lessons for everyone, from the playground to the boardroom and beyond!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The New Natura Brevium of the Most Reverend Judge Mr Anthony Fitz herbert

The New Natura Brevium of the Most Reverend Judge  Mr  Anthony Fitz herbert

It lies against the king , and the proceeding upon it For a fault in the process in the ' The several sorts of the writs , and their several natures 139 U , 140 King's Bench , or Common Bench X , Y , D 49 I Directed to the sheriff It ...

Author: Anthony Fitzherbert

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433008579751

Category: Writs

Page: 757

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Categories: Writs