Searching for Sylvie Lee:A Novel Jean Kwok
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA READ WITH JENNA • TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK BY New York Times • Time • Marie Claire • Elle • Buzzfeed • Huffington Post • Good Housekeeping • The Week • Goodreads • New York Post • Publishers Weekly, and many more´´Powerful.... A twisting tale of love, loss, and dark family secrets.” (Paula Hawkins, number one New York Times best-selling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water)A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women - two sisters and their mother - in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge, from the New York Times best-selling author of Girl in TranslationIt begins with a mystery. Sylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, flies to the Netherlands for one final visit with her dying grandmother - and then vanishes.Amy, the sheltered baby of the Lee family, is too young to remember a time when her parents were newly immigrated and too poor to keep Sylvie. Seven years older, Sylvie was raised by a distant relative in a faraway, foreign place, and didn’t rejoin her family in America until age nine. Timid and shy, Amy has always looked up to her sister, the fierce and fearless protector who showered her with unconditional love.But what happened to Sylvie? Amy and her parents are distraught and desperate for answers. Sylvie has always looked out for them. Now, it’s Amy’s turn to help. Terrified yet determined, Amy retraces her sister’s movements, flying to the last p 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Lin, Samantha Quan, Caroline McLaughlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008763/bk_harp_008763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the globally best-selling author of Cast Iron, Coffin Road and The Blackhouse, an explosive new thriller set in the Outer Hebrides. Husband and wife Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own Ranish Tweed: a Hebridean company that weaves its own special variety of Harris cloth, which has become a sought-after brand in the world of high fashion. But when Niamh learns of Ruairidh´s affair with Russian designer Irina Vetrov, then witnesses the pair killed by a car bomb in Paris, her life is left in ruins. Along with her husband´s remains, she returns home to the Isle of Lewis bereft. The Paris police have ruled out terrorism and ruled in murder - making Niamh the prime suspect, along with Irina´s missing husband, Georgy. And so French Detective Sylvie Braque is sent to the island to look into Niamh´s past, unaware of the dangers that await her. As Braque digs deeper into the couple´s history, Niamh herself replays her life with Ruiairidh, searching her memory for those whose grievances might have led to murder. And with each layer revealed and every unexpected twist uncovered, the two women find themselves drawn inexorably closer to a killer who will not turn back. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Murray, Peter Forbes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000376/bk_qpuk_000376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tender, heartwarming tradition of Nicholas Sparks, this compelling novel of two strangers in a small coastal town marks a romantic tour de force for internationally best-selling author Davis Bunn. He had not come all this way just to break another woman´s heart. When Connor Larkin boards a late-night bus in downtown LA, he´s not sure where he´s going or what he´s looking for. Putting his acting career - and his fiancée - on hold, he´s searching for something he can´t define, a part of himself he lost on the road to success. Once he dreamed of being a singer in the classic style of Sinatra and Bennett. But his lean good looks soon landed him in movies as the sexy bad guy - and in the arms of a famous young heiress. Now, with his wedding day approaching, Connor finds himself stepping into the sleepy seaside town of Miramar Bay - where one remarkable woman inspires him to rethink all of his choices. She needed to know his secrets, and to see if he´d tell her the truth. Sylvie Cassick is nothing like the pretentious starlets back in Hollywood. The daughter of a nomadic painter, she´s had to work hard for everything - unlike Connor´s fiancée. When Connor hears familiar music drifting out of Sylvie´s restaurant, he feels as if he´s finally come home. Sylvie isn´t sure what to think when this impossibly handsome stranger applies for a waiter´s job. Yet once he serenades her customers - and slowly works his way into her heart - she realizes there´s more to him than he´s letting on. And Connor realizes he´s found his destiny. But as the outside world encroaches, threatening their fragile bond, Connor will have to risk losing everything to gain the life he longs for and be the man Sylvie deserves. Filled with bittersweet longing, Miramar Bay is an unforgettable journey through doubt and desire - to the truth that can be discovered along the road less taken. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Winton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009968/bk_reco_009968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.