Mehr Horror, als ihr lieb ist Mikaela findet endlich einen Job als Fernsehproduzentin. Nach zwei Jahren in einer Sekte und einem Jahr in Therapie grenzt das an ein Wunder. Auch wenn es sich nur um die kränkelnde Horror-Doku ´´Ghost House´´ handelt, die einen schnellen Ersatz für ihre spurlos verschwundene Produzentin braucht. In dem Filmmaterial ihrer Vorgängerin stößt Mikaela auf merkwürdige Aufnahmen einer einsam im Wald gelegenen Hütte - Bilder, die nie ausgestrahlt wurden. Als sie sich intensiver mit den Aufnahmen auseinandersetzt, wird ihr schnell klar, dass hinter der Idylle der Einsiedlerhütte etwas lauert, das sich nicht so einfach kontrollieren lässt ... Arne Dahl exklusiv im eBook - Horror vom Meister der Spannung!
A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom´s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant-the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah´s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah´s birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae´s thirteenth and most unruly child. A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom´s The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America´s most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother´s struggle against a house´s entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. The Yellow House expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the ´´Big Easy´´ of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power.
Ann Patchett, the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder , returns with her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. ´´´Do you think it´s possible to ever see the past as it actually was?´ I asked my sister. We were sitting in her car, parked in front of the Dutch House in the broad daylight of early summer.” At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril´s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they´re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they´ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they´re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. Filled with suspense, you may read it quickly to find out what happens, but what happens to Danny and Maeve will stay with you for a very long time.
The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper. A missing child . . . June 1933, and the Edevane family´s country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she´s also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn´t. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house . . . Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather´s cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery . . . Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family´s past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...
How to leave your job and open a restaurant even if you´re not sure how. Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and starting a business of your own, cooking delicious food to make people smile? Anna Hedworth did. She opened Cook House: an award-winning restaurant housed in two shipping containers. Self-taught chef and proprietor Anna tells the story of how she plucked up the courage to realise her dream - from designing a restaurant, to menu planning, growing her own produce, foraging locally and cooking every day. Cook House is a book filled with more than 100 delicious recipes as well as a story to inspire the millions of others who dream of jumping ship. ´Anna is as impressive in her storytelling as with her food´ JEREMY LEE. ´Inspiration on every page ... This book makes you want to down tools and get cooking´ JULIE JONES. ´Anna´s enthusiasm bursts from the pages ... Cook House made me laugh out loud and hungry. It´s brilliant´ JAMES WHETLOR.
Over one hundred years have passed since Dirk Struan founded Hong Kong´s oldest trading company. But now, the Noble House is in danger. As Hong Kong itself becomes the deadly playground of the CIA, the KGB and the People´s Republic of China, rival tai-pans, seeking revenge for blood feuds over a century old, gather for the kill.
Set against a backdrop of London, Paris and the unchanging English countryside, The Winter House by Judith Lennox is a novel of rare warmth and beauty. Perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore. ´A novel of passion and intrigue, this is an enjoyable read populated by believable characters´ - Candis For three girls growing up in the Fens in the tumultuous years between the First and Second World Wars, the Winter House was a special place of refuge and friendship. Winter or summer, they would meet at the old wooden house by the waterside to confide all the secrets and heartaches of childhood and adolescence. There was Robin, idealistic and clever, destined for Cambridge; Maia, the most beautiful and ambitious of the three, looking for a rich husband; and quiet Helen, living under the seemingly benevolent tyranny of her widower father, the local vicar. Adulthood separates the three girls, and Robin, abandoning ideas of university, goes to London to work amongst the poor, meeting there her first great love, the handsome but brittle Francis. Maia´s ideal marriage to a wealthy man ends in tragedy and Helen, meanwhile, kept in near-imprisonment by her obsessively protective father, has her very sanity threatened. Amid political and social upheaval, these three women must find their way in a world changed for ever. ´She writes so beautifully and nostalgically ... Judith Lennox is truly a great writer ´ ´[Judith Lennox´s] characters are marvellously drawn , and their lives draw the reader totally into the story ´ ´ Couldn´t put it down ´
´Chilling, atmospheric and so gripping it hurts. The Dead House is a masterpiece. You won´t read a better crime novel this year´ MARK EDWARDS On a wild October night, the body of a young woman is found in a remote country churchyard. She´s wearing nothing but a thin, white dress. There are no marks of violence and no obvious cause of death. Who is the victim? Why is she here? But another young woman went missing from the area a few years back, and DC Fiona Griffiths soon suspects a crime even more chilling than she first imagined. Will she unlock the secrets of the dead house? Or will she become its next victim? Praise for the Fiona Griffiths mystery series: ´One of the most interesting and complicated protagonists in current UK crime fiction. Truly unforgettable´ Mick Herron ´In a word - brilliant . One of the most enjoyable crime novels I´ve read in a while´ James Oswald ´This cleverly plotted police procedural introduces a likeable, maverick detective destined for a bestseller following´ Choice ´Compelling... a new crime talent to treasure ´ Daily Mail ´ Gritty, compelling ...a procedural unlike any other you are likely to read this year´ USA Today Fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Ann Cleeves will be gripped by the other titles in the Fiona Griffiths mystery series: 1. Talking to the Dead 2. Love Story, With Murders 3. The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths 4. This Thing of Darkness 5. The Dead House 6. The Deepest Grave (coming soon!) If you´re looking for a crime thriller series to keep you hooked, then go no further: you´ve just found it. ** Each Fiona Griffiths thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order **
Das neue Buch von David Mitchell, dem Autor des von den Wachowski-Geschwistern verfilmten, genre- und zeitenübergreifenden Romans «Wolkenatlas»: ein Schauerroman par excellence. Geh die Slade Alley hinunter - schmal, feucht und leicht zu verfehlen, selbst wenn du sie suchst. Finde das kleine schwarze Eisentor in der Mauer zur Rechten. Keine Klinke, kein Schlüsselloch, aber wenn du es berührst, schwingt es auf. Tritt in den sonnendurchfluteten Garten eines alten Hauses, das dort unpassend wirkt: zu nobel für die schäbige Nachbarschaft, irgendwie zu groß für das Grundstück. Ein Fremder begrüßt dich und führt dich hinein. Zunächst möchtest du gar nicht mehr fort. Dann merkst du, dass du es nicht mehr kannst. Denn alle neun Jahre, am letzten Sonntag im Oktober, wird ein «Gast» ins Slade House eingeladen. Doch warum wurde er oder sie ausgewählt, von wem und zu welchem Zweck? Die Antwort findet sich dort am hinteren Ende des Flurs, oben am Absatz der Treppe. «Slade House» ist ein raffiniert komponiertes Schauerstück. Und auch eine literarische Hommage an die großen Klassiker der phantastischen Literatur, von «Alice im Wunderland» bis zur «Rocky Horror Picture Show» - ein Buch wie eine Escher´sche Kippfigur, von einem der einfallsreichsten und phantasiebegabtesten Schriftsteller der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Mitchell zaubert bunt und lustvoll und verzaubert damit uns.