Growing up in the tiny town of Mortales Harbor, Oregon, you have two choices: you can log or you can fish. For best friends Frank and Carre, working the most dangerous jobs in America takes reckless courage. But even the highest waves and the toughest wilderness pale in comparison to the deadly secrets that wait at home.
Nothing can crush Carre’s dreams of becoming an artist. But his hard-drinking, hard-hitting father just might kill him before the woods can. And Frank’s natural optimism is no match for the grinding poverty that nourishes only one part of him: a lethal temper.
It’s an unforgiving world and there’s no place in it for Joseph, Frank’s sickly younger brother who’s been dying since the day he was born. Or for Marie-Camille, the sister forced to take care of him who sparks a bitter rivalry for her love. It’s a rivalry that can’t be stopped—except by a dead body sprawled at the edge of the tide.
In a world where every day on the job carries a death sentence, anything can be a killer: the storm-swept sea, a widowmaker branch falling from a tree…or someone you love.
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Blasting along a deserted stretch of highway in a battered car rattling with empty vodka bottles, a young woman is apprehended by the police. With her, she carries a stack of books written in long-dead languages, a fantastically expensive fur coat, and a loaded gun. And what everyone—including the woman herself—wants to know is what she’s doing in middle-of-nowhere Texas, long after midnight, hundreds of miles from home.
Surging from an insular religious community hidden in the heart of New York City to a vast estate overrun by a powerful family of criminals to a lost town buried under a lake, this mini novella is flooded with suspense, unexpected twists, and dark humor.
It’s summer in the little town of Somwärin, Texas, where the most anticipated event is a wrestling match between a man in a bear-suit and a bear in a man-suit. To Ruby Bejou, it looks like just another boring summer. And when Ruby’s bored, she makes trouble.
But this year, things are different. Her daddy accidentally starts a cult for long-haul truckers. Her big sister is on a mission to win a cutthroat beauty pageant and won’t let anything get in her way—except maybe her enormous boobs. Her little sister is out to destroy the town bully, even if it sparks an international diplomatic incident with the entire nation of Sweden.
And Ruby? She’s determined to stay out of trouble. With the help of a psychic newspaper editor, a tooth witch who transforms coins into teeth, and a forbidden library guarded by the entire town, she just might cure her summer boredom for good.
Veteran crime reporter Jack O’Lies became notorious for his disturbingly perceptive articles about an unidentified murderer who was terrorizing Seattle…one who eventually murdered Jack’s wife. Twelve years later, another killer is stalking the city. Jack, an alcoholic with a violent temper who’s one drink away from being fired, is obsessed with finding out who he is. But this time, Jack is the one in danger.
To save himself, Jack must share his darkest secrets with someone. And the person he chooses is Katherine. But that might be the worst mistake he’s ever made. And writing this book might be the worst mistake she’s ever made.
Flynn is a former army intelligence operative, dishonorably discharged for revealing forbidden secrets. Hired to protect this vulnerable young woman, Flynn is driven to delve into her past. But exposing her carefully guarded secrets might destroy both a powerful family and an unimaginably damaged woman.
And Flynn might get caught in the crossfire.