What I bought in December, 2016

 

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 #1 the Obsession by Nora Roberts

Format: Hardcover

Naomi Bowes, now Carson, thought that she could leave her old life behind. However, that one night that made her lose her innocence will forever haunt her. She thought that moving to Sunrise Cove would do her good, but the kind residents continue to push her buttons, especially the determined Xander Keaton.

One by one, her defenses fail her, and the solitude and serenity, Naomi secretly craves will never truly be in her grasp as she has learns time and time again, her father’s sins and the events of that horrific night are only a nightmare away.

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#2 Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay 

Format: Paperback

When single parent David Harwood loses his job, he decides to move back to his home town, Promise Falls. However, the last thing he expects is for something exciting to happen in this small community, but when he goes to see his cousin Marla, still not herself after losing her baby, something definitely doesn’t seem right about his childhood home.malice1

#3 Malice by Keigo Higashino 

Format: Paperback

Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga has an eye fir detail and recognizes Hidaka’s best friend from years ago, when the two them used to be teachers.While Kaga had joined the force, Nonoguchi became a writer, however, he was not as successful as his friend Hidaka leaving plenty of room for jealousy. When the detective questioned the writer, his statement seemed to be a little off, prompting Kaga to investigate further.

When he finds some damning evidence at Nonoguchi’s apartment, it is revealed that the relationship shared between the two writers isn’t all it’s cut out to be…

 

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#4 Ghost Story by Peter Straub 

Format: Paperback

For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to see what exactly happens to those who believe they can bury the past — and get away with murder.

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#5 Murdered by James Schannep

Format: Kindle Edition

This an interactive story with three endings. You are the main character, and it’s up to you to solve the mystery. The ending depends on the choices you make.

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#6 Peter Pan by J.M Barrie

Format: Hardcover

About a boy who never grows up and brings a group of children to Neverland to enjoy the wonders and riches of one’s imagination.

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#7 The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle

Format: Hardcover

Stories of the ever famous King Arthur and his adventures.

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#8 Spiders by Tom Hoyle

 Format: Paperback

Running for your life isn’t all it’s cut out to be. Adam may have survived the advances of the cult once before but the question is can he do it again?

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#9 Return to Daemon Hall, Evil Roots by Andrew Nance

Format: Hardcover

A year has passed since that fateful night in Daemon Hall’s house of horrors. Bestselling macabre author Ian Tremblin decides to hold another writer’s contest but this time in the safety of his own home. Tremblin is excited to share the discovery a very old book, that once belonged to Rudolph Daemon, the millionaire builder of Daemon Hall who later went mad and killed his family. But the book, like the mansion, is powerfully evil and soon transports the group to the burned out shell of the haunted mansion. Flesh eaters, voodoo, a proficient sociopath, and the root of the house’s malevolence are all part of the mix. Who will get out alive?

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#10 Conclave by Robert Harris

Format: Paperback

The Pope is dead.

Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election.

They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals.

Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

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#11 Fantastic Beasts and where to find them by J.K Rowling

Format: Hardcover

Magizoologist, Newt Scamander, new in town intends for only brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and lost, some of Newt’s magical friends escape into the town, it’s a spell for disaster as Newt tries to catch them all.

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#12 The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

Format: Mass Market Paperback

For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art, and he’s the city’s most accomplished artist. Azoth needs to survive and as a guild rat, he’s learned to size people up quickly, and to take the necessary risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.

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#13 The Axeman’s Jazz by Ray Celestin

Format: Paperback

Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot, is heading up the investigation and is fighting a losing battle to find leads and keep his grave secrets buried.

Meanwhile former detective Luca d’andrea, finds himself working for the mafia and his need to solve the mystery of the axeman is just as urgent as that of the authorities.

And Ida who stumbles upon a clue that ropes her into the case, unintentionally puts herself and her musical friend, Louis Armstrong in great danger.

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#14 The Child Thief by Brom

Format: Paperback

A much darker retelling of everyone’s childhood hero, Peter Pan, the boy who never wants to grow up and leads little children into his desolate home, stealing them from their families and cultivating his tribe.

 

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#15 This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Format: Hardcover

 Two people, completely different, yet still the same.

Kate Harker, a girl who wants to be as ruthless as her father and give her family one hell of a homecoming surprise.

August Flynn on the other hand wants to be human, but he’s one of the worst monsters you could ever find in a city overrun with them, his father’s own secret weapon.

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#16 I hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Format: Paperback

Jazz is the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and he wasn’t shy to show his son what he was. Jazz witnessed the crime scenes the way cops wished they could, from right by the killer’s side.

With bodies piling up in his sleepy little town, Jazz must work with the cops to prove murder doesn’t run in the family.

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#17 The Ascendant by Drew Chapman

Format: paperback

Garrett Reilly has a knack for numbers. He sees patterns in the script that no one else does and can make connections just by looking at a set of digits. This so called gift, makes him a star among the residents of wall street. However, when Garrett notices that two million U.S dollars worth of treasury bonds are being sold at an increasingly fast rate, his gift makes him the most wanted man alive.

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#18 The Running Man by Stephen King

Format: Paperback

Ben Richards is a desperate man. He has no job, no money, no way out, and a young daughter in need of medical care. He only has one way to hit it big, by participating in a game network program. He is selected for the network’s most popular game: the running man. A no holds barred challenge, where you have to survive for thirty days as public enemy number one. Will he make it?

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#19 Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Format: Paperback

Being a mortal vampire princess isn’t as glamorous as one might imagine. Lissa and Rose have been on the run for two years now, however they are finally caught and dragged back to St. Vladamir’s. Can the two of them survive the school, and the fearsome strigoi that watch their every move.

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#20 Night Film by Marisha Pessl 

Format: Hardcover

On a damp October, the breathtaking Ashley Cardova is found dead in a warehouse in lower Manhattan. The police rule her death out as suicide, but investigative journalist Scott McGarth thinks otherwise. As the journalist probes into Cardova’s case, he uncovers the legacy of cult horror film director, Stanislas Cardova, Ashley’s father, a man who hasn’t been seen in over three decades.

A second death under similar circumstances connects the cursed Cardova family in a way that just doesn’t seem coincidental.

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#21 The Dead Zone by Stephen King

Format: Paperback

When Johnny Smith was only six years old a rather nasty bruise from an ice skating accident. That little bump on the head strengthened his instincts, the little haunches he always had turned out to be right every time.

Now a grown man, Johnny survives a horrific car accident that throws him into a coma. He wakes up, four and a half years later and realizes that coming back from the void has granted him an extraordinary ability, the ability to see what was and will be for the innocent and guilty alike.


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#22 The Killing Kind by Chris Holm

Format: Paperback

Michael Hendricks kills people for a living, that aside he’s not such a bad guy. Once a member of  a false flag unit for the U.S military, he was presumed dead after a mission in Afghanistan went horribly wrong. Now Hendricks uses his skills as a hitman, but here’s the catch, he only kills other hitmen, and that’s a surefire way to become a target.

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#23 The Call by Peadar O’ Guilin 

Format: Hardcover

3 minutes- You wake up in a horrible, desolate place. A horn sounds, the call has begun.

2 minutes- The Sidhe are closing in, they are some of the most beautiful and awful people you have ever seen and they’ve just seen you.

1 minute- The girl, Nessa, will be called soon. No one thinks she has a chance, but she’s determined to prove them wrong.

Times up- Could you survive the Call?

What I read in December

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Ebeneezer Scrooge doesn’t believe in Christmas Spirit. But when he visited by three spirits his view on life itself changes forever.

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Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2

Ken Kaneki is trying to adjust to his new life style as a ghoul, but things take a turn for the worse after two investigators come sniffing around the twentieth ward.

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