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|Author||: David Baldacci|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
After failing a critical assignment overseas, Will Robie must investigate a murder accusation against his father--but to save him, he'll have to face a violent and deadly fallout in this New York Times bestselling thriller. Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder. Father and son haven't spoken or seen each other since the day Robie left town. In that time, Dan Robie--a local attorney and pillar of the community--has been elected town judge. Despite this, most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan. His guilt is assumed. To make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself. When Robie tries to help, his father responds only with anger and defiance. Could Dan really be guilty? With the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie ignores his father's wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case. But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown, an outsider, a man who has forsaken his past and his family. His attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism...and violence. Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his target was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time, there may be no escape for either of them.
|Author||: Wilkie Collins|
"I acknowledge, at the outset, that misfortune has had an effect on me which frail humanity is for the most part anxious to conceal. Under the influence of suffering, I have become of enormous importance to myself. In this frame of mind, I naturally enjoy painting my own portrait in words.
|Author||: Sean Slater|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Sean Slater has lived it. Now Jacob Striker is reliving it. Completely authentic by-the-seat-of-your-pants thriller from a real-life homicide cop When Homicide Detective Jacob Striker discovers a torture chamber in a steel barn down by the river, he is propelled into an investigation that leads to two mysterious bombers. Every few hours, another victim is targeted, located - and then blown to smithereens. Very quickly, Striker realizes the attacks are not random. But one obvious question remains: Why? With people dying at an alarming rate, Striker desperately searches for an answer to this question. When he discovers it, a stark coldness fills him. For he begins to understand. The reason leads back to a police file that is now ten years old. To a dark and dangerous place across the seas. And to one of Striker's oldest mentors and dearest friends. With time running out, Striker must catch the two bombers before they finish the job and complete their kill list. Otherwise there will be little left for Jacob Striker to save. Little left, but dust and bones. 'Fast-paced, gripping and impossible to put down, Sean Slater's debut novel, The Survivor, is an explosive, action-injected tale told by a great new talent. A fantastic read' Chris Carter 'A neat, stylish thriller from a writer to watch' Daily Mail '[An] energetic debut thriller' Daily Telegraph
|Author||: Federica Coppola|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
This book seeks to reframe the normative narrative of the 'culpable person' in American criminal law through a more humanising lens. It embraces such a reframed narrative to revise the criteria of the current voluntarist architecture of culpability and to advance a paradigm of punishment that positions social rehabilitation as its core principle. The book constructs this narrative by considering behavioural and neuroscientific insights into the functions of emotions, and socio-environmental factors within moral behaviour in social settings. Hence, it suggests culpability notions that reflect a more contextualised view of human conduct, and argues that such revised notions are better suited to the principle of personal guilt. Furthermore, it suggests a model of 'punishment' that values the dynamic power of change of individuals, and acknowledges the importance of social relationships and positive environments to foster patterns of social (re)integration. Ultimately, this book argues that the potential adoption of the proposed models of culpability and punishment, which view people through a more comprehensive lens, may be a key factor for turning criminal justice into a less punitive, more inclusionary and non-stigmatising system.
|Author||: Lisa Ballantyne|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Moving and suspenseful, Lisa Ballantyne’s The Guilty One is a psychological thriller about the darkness in each of us. It explores how we are all tied to our pasts, and what it means to be guilty. Solicitor Daniel Hunter is called to defend 11-year-old Sebastian who has been charged with the murder of a young boy on a London playground. While examining Sebastian’s life in order to save it, Daniel can’t help but be transported to his own difficult youth spent in foster care—a time when the one he trusted the most was the one who betrayed him… Emotionally wrought, and with an abundance of twists and turns, The Guilty One is a character-driven novel of suspense that explores the true nature of guilt.
|Author||: Deborah Frances-White|
|Editor||: Virago Press|
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER **Brand new interviews with Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Nanette's Hannah Gadsby** 'Everything you wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask' EMMA THOMPSON Why do we find it so hard to say 'No'? What does poker teach us about power structures? How can feminism be more inclusive? The Guilty Feminist will challenge you, reassure you and empower you to see the world differently. From workplace inclusion to intersectionality, #MeToo to men's rights, rom-coms to pornography, Deborah Frances-White tackles urgent questions for the modern woman. Featuring interviews with activists, businesswomen and all-round inspirations, The Guilty Feminist examines how women can abandon their guilt, say No (when they mean it), say Yes (when they want to), and to change the world - and ourselves - for the better. 'Genius' Sunday Times 'Funny, fresh, thought-provoking' Observer 'Breathes life into conversations about feminism' Phoebe Waller-Bridge 'Quite possibly the defining feminist of our generation' Elizabeth Day 'Very funny, very clever, very thoughtful and very relevant' Dolly Alderton 'Encouraging every woman to say: "I get to be heard. I deserve to be seen" ' Daily Express 'A passionate and engaging manifesto, reminding readers that feminism isn't one-size-fits-all' I
The equal and impartial discharge of justice both to the guilty and the innocent recommended a sermon
|Author||: William Dodwell|
|Author||: Frederick Startridge Ellis|
|Editor||: London, Quaritch|
|Author||: Karen Robards|
In her newest top-notch tale of romantic suspense ("Booklist"), "New York Times"-bestselling author Robards delivers a story about a feisty female attorney whose past comes back to haunt her.
|Author||: Ha-Joon Chang|
|Editor||: Random House Business Books|
Using irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of examples, Chang blasts holes in the "World Is Flat" orthodoxy of Thomas Friedman and other liberal economists who argue that only unfettered capitalism and wide-open international trade can lift struggling nations out of poverty.
|Author||: Julie Parsons|
Whilst Nick spent an afternoon in bed with his neighbour, his son Owen went missing and was never found. Now, ten years later, he has returned from the USA with a desire to assuage his guilt and face up to his past. Little does he realize that his investigations will unleash further violence.
|Author||: Paulette B. Maggiolo|
|Editor||: Greenleaf Book Group|
On the flip side of The Blackboard Jungle story of several years ago is Mountridge High School - the showcase of American public high schools. Mountridge citizens are affluent, civic-minded, cultured, and dedicated to getting the best possible education for their children. Their offspring do not have to be sent to private schools, because M.H.S. outshines them all. Mountridge High has easily available funds, modern amenities, state of the art technology, excellent teachers, and professional staff members.Mountridge High School, however, hides a cancer which devours it - drug abuse. School administrators, trustees, police, and parents, all deny the problem which the humble classroom teacher knows only too well. Money buys not only drugs, but also immunity and protection from criminal prosecution. Although big money translates to forgiveness of sins, it does not prevent the destruction of promising young lives.The Guilty Teacher's vast tapestry of characters clearly depicts the intricacy of the American public school system. School administrators, some corrupted by power and influence and the need to curry favor with influential citizens, often separate themselves from their teaching comrades. A few try to do what's right but are often defeated by the system. Dr. Susan Baker, at least, understands the problems and fights from within the system for improvement.While some teachers just put their time in and do no more, teachers like Pete Clairwood strive valiantly to balance their calling to educate young people with the daily abuse from students and corrupted administrators and the pressure from their families to do anything besides teach. They are often pawns in administrativepolitical maneuvers and too frequently become convenient scapegoats for many of the school's and society's problems.The reader also comes to know the students - those already caught up in the greed, degeneration, and evil of the drug culture and those who struggle to escape from this culture without ostracizing themselves from their peers. Kenneth Waymart is the corrupted golden boy athlete who has gotten himself into a deeper hole with local drug dealers than he ever intended. Jeff Taskend III, Mountridge High's valedictorian, represents the terrible choices that good, conscientious teenagers feel they must make: choices between popularity or conformity, compromise or despair, parental approval or peer approval. Their shared love interest, Charlotte Van Tabor, hides a secret from her prominent parents and her adoring new boyfriend until she can no longer bear the strain.Immersion in the emotional roller coaster of these complicated lives is immediate and powerful. Tender family ties and adolescent love are offset by dark secrets of generation-old mistakes, terror-laden threats from dangerous drug dealers and desperate human passions.Although Susan Baker and other committed educators realize that the gap between the children and the adults has widened to such an extent in recent decades that it is practically impossible to cross, they are convinced that their profession might be the only one which can have a positive impact on shaping the future of America's children.
|Author||: Alex McBride|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
'McBride details his own cock-ups and disasters with the relish of the born humorous writer. Very funny' Daily Mail Every day, criminal barrister Alex McBride stands up in court and attempts to save people from conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars. Sometimes it's a hopeless case. Sometimes he has the chance to right a wrong. But mostly his clients are just plain guilty. In Defending the Guilty, McBride takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system. He introduces us to its extraordinary characters and arcane eccentricities, and tells astonishing stories of courtroom triumph and defeat. Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Old Bailey, these hair-raising tales reveal that justice rarely operates in quite the way we expect. Throughout, McBride grapples with that most important of questions: how do we ensure that the guilty are convicted and the innocent walk free? 'Expert, authoritative, hilarious - an insider's fearless account of life at the criminal bar' Craig Raine, The Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year 'Gripping, engaging, compelling. The real life of criminal barristers is expertly caught' Literary Review SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2010 CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION
|Author||: Laura Elliot|
On a warm summer morning, thirteen-year-old school girl Constance Lawson is reported missing. A few days later, Constance's uncle, Karl Lawson, suddenly finds himself swept up in a media frenzy created by journalist Amanda Bowe implying that he is the prime suspect. Six years later, Karl's life is in ruins. His marriage is over and his family is destroyed. But the woman who took everything away from him is thriving. With a successful career, husband and son, Amanda's world is complete. Until the day she receives a phone call and in a heartbeat, she is plunged into every mother's worst nightmare.