Saving Grace - Bis dein Tod uns scheidet

Psychothriller

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Author: B.A. Paris

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641169232

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Niemand glaubt dir. Niemand hilft dir. Du gehörst ihm ... Grace und Jack Angel sind das perfekte Paar. Die dreiunddreißigjährige Grace ist warmherzig, liebevoll, bildhübsch. Jack sieht gut aus, ist charmant und kämpft als renommierter Anwalt für die Rechte misshandelter Frauen. Aber sollte man Perfektion jemals trauen? Warum zum Beispiel kann Grace auf Dinnerpartys so viel essen und nimmt doch niemals zu? Warum umgibt ein hoher Zaun Jacks und Graces wunderschönes Haus? Doch wenn man Grace danach fragen möchte, stellt man fest, dass sie nie allein ist. Denn Jack ist immer – wirklich immer – an ihrer Seite ...

Behind Closed Doors

A Novel

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Author: B. A. Paris

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250121019

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS! The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? “A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl “This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review) "A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review) “This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer) “The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post “This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed. From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

Behind Closed Doors

A Novel

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Author: Natalie R. Collins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429991711

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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For twenty years, they had been closer than sisters, sharing girlhood secrets, their hopes and dreams for the future—and a soul-searing promise. Melissa was the only one who knew what had really happened to Jannie beyond the sacred walls of the Mormon Temple the night that changed her life forever.... UNTIL HER BEST FRIEND VANISHED WITHOUT A TRACE. Now Melissa has gone missing, just days after entrusting Jannie with a mysterious box that someone would kill to possess. And someone has—leaving in their murderous wake an innocent victim and a trail of blood that leads to the heart of Jannie's hidden burden. Desperate to protect her secret, and to find out what has happened to Melissa, Jannie trusts no one. Not the stranger whose piercing green eyes have already seen too much, nor the family and friends whose familiar fold may be shielding a cold-blooded killer who is lurking BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

Im Schatten des Himmels

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Author: Guy Gavriel Kay

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037124

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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Guy Gavriel Kay ist der Großmeister der historischen Fantasy. Mit ›Im Schatten des Himmels‹ hat er ein bildgewaltiges und fesselndes Epos geschrieben, das in einem phantastischen Reich der Mitte spielt. Kay beschwört das China der Tang-Dynastie herauf und erzählt eine grandiose Fantasy-Geschichte voller Intrigen, Abenteuer und Magie. »250 sardianische Pferde, Geschöpfe von unvergleichlicher Schönheit und Seltenheit!« Als der Kriegermönch und Gelehrte Shen Tai für seine Heldentaten von der Jadeprinzessin des Nachbarreiches belohnt wird, macht ihn das überaus großzügige und gefährliche Geschenk auf einen Schlag zu einem der mächtigsten Männer im Reich der Mitte. Die Herrschenden von Kitai – eine Fantasy-Version des Chinas der Tang-Dynastie – wollen jedoch keinen neuen Konkurrenten neben sich dulden und senden Mörder aus, um Shen Tai aus dem Weg zu räumen. Nach einem ersten Attentatsversuch beschließt Shen Tai, in die Hauptstadt zu reisen, um die Pferde dem Kaiser zum Geschenk zu machen. Begleitet wird er von der jungen Kriegerin Wen Song, die geschworen hat, ihn mit ihrem Leben zu beschützen, und dem berühmten Dichter und Trunkenbold Sima Zian, der seinem jungen Freund mit Rat und Tat zur Seite steht. Die Gefährten erwartet eine abenteuerliche und gefährliche Reise, auf der sich das Schicksal des Reiches entscheiden wird. Mit seiner unvergleichlichen Charakterentwicklung und der großartigen Handlung wird Kays neuestes Werk Liebhaber von historischen Romanen ebenso begeistern wie Fantasy-Fans.

Behind Closed Doors

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Author: S. M.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147978656X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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Behind Closed Doors is a heartwarming story that talks about survival and a mother's suffering. SM bravely opens her door and shares her experience on how she overcame her dark shadows while liberating herself from her inner fears and standing for what's right.Abandoned at 2 days old and raised in a violent household while being sexually abused for 5 years, SM came to find her strength through her books believing that someday, she will be freed from life's turmoil and be saved by her prince charming. At 17 she fell in love and at 20 wed the man of her dreams in the hope that he is the answer to her prayers, unfortunately life doesn't turn out according to plan and ended up discovering that her prince charming was a wolf in a sheep's clothing and the abuses continued. Endurance was the mode to survive not for herself but for her two sons. She found the courage to run away and took the role as father and mother while rebuilding her life once again.

Breakdown - Sie musste sterben. Und du bist schuld

Psychothriller

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Author: B.A. Paris

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641169313

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Eine einsame Landstraße. Eine ermordete Frau. Und du bist die Einzige, die ihr hätte helfen können. Es ist dunkel, ein Unwetter tobt und die junge Lehrerin Cass will so schnell wie möglich nach Hause. Als sie auf der verlassenen Landstraße ein parkendes Auto sieht, trifft sie eine folgenschwere Entscheidung. Sie steigt nicht aus, um der Fahrerin Hilfe anzubieten. Sie fährt weiter. Am nächsten Tag erfährt sie, dass die Frau in ihrem Auto ermordet wurde. Und nicht nur das: Cass kannte das Opfer. Von Schuldgefühlen geplagt, fragt sie sich, ob sie die schreckliche Tat hätte verhindern können. Dann erhält sie plötzlich anonyme Anrufe – am anderen Ende nur bedrohliches Schweigen. Ist der Mörder jetzt auch hinter Cass her?

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

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Author: Susan Joyner-Stumpf and Ann Landrum Stockstill

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365666492

Category:

Page: N.A

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS will actually open doors for you. It is the hope of Ann Landrum Stockstill and Susan Joyner-Stumpf that you will find this book informative enough to give you the tools of what to look for in any relationship that could possibly be dealing with Narcissistic, Psychopathic and Sociopathic personalities. At that point, you can make your own decision if the abuse is something you can live with or not. This book also deals with Childhood Sexual Abuse that I suffered as a child as well as Domestic Violence, other forms of abuse, and Bullying. Become a Survivor, not a Victim. You deserve more than pain, heartache, fear and sorrow. OPEN the door to those CLOSED doors and be free again.

Behind Closed Doors

A Novel

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Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Regina Moore and Karen Jackson, best friends since childhood, must offer each other support in restoring their foundering marriages

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Violence in the American Family

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Author: Murray Murray Arnold Straus,Richard J. Gelles,Suzanne K. Steinmetz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412817936

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Behind Closed Doors is grounded in the unprecedented national survey of the extent, patterns, and causes of violence in the American family. Based on a study of over 2,000 families, the authors provide landmark insights into this phenomenon of violence and what causes Americans to inflict it on their family members. The authors explore the relationship between spousal abuse and child abuse as well as abuse between siblings, violence by children against their parents, and the causes and effects of verbal abuse. Taken together, their analysis provides a vivid picture of how violence is woven into the fabric of family life and why the hallmark of family life is both love and violence. This is a comprehensive, highly readable account of interest to both the professional and the layperson on an important topic, which concerns the social well-being of us all.

Behind Closed Doors... in My Father's House

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Author: Collen Dixon

Publisher: the FIN group

ISBN: 0971056633

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Discover what happens when "The Sopranos' meet "Dynasty" and "Sugar Hill." You get "Behind Closed Doors... In My Father's House."This sizzling novel begins at the conclusion of "Simon Says," and takes the reader on a thrilling journey of the misadventures of the four privileged Cavanaugh siblings: Conrad, Joseph, Christian and Madison. Each stunningly beautiful, and tragically flawed.When Harry, the family patriarch, falls ill, he has to decide which one of his dysfunctional children to pass the helm of the family business to. Lending to the difficulty of rendering this decision is the fact that the family business is dirty business. They are a Black DC Mafia family, teetering on the brink of phenmenal wealth given the blossoming crack market, and threatening to implode due to family squabbles, treachery and bloodlust.

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Her Father's House and Other Stories of Sicily

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Author: Maria Messina

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558616489

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Ten stories of impoverished Sicilian women in the early 20th century—“honed, polished, devastatingly direct . . . verismo at its unsentimental best” (Kirkus Reviews). The Sicilian writer Maria Messina’s captivating and brutal stories of the women of her home island are presented in a “lyrical and immediate” English translation by Elise Magistro (Publishers Weekly). Messina, who died in 1944, was the foremost female practitioner of verismo—the Italian literary realism pioneered by fellow Sicilian Giovanni Verga. Published between 1908 and 1928, Messina’s fiction represents the massive Sicilian immigration to America occurring at that time. The individuals in these stories are caught between the traditions they respect and a desire to move beyond them. Women are shuttered in their houses, virtual servants to their families, left behind while working men immigrate to the United States in fortune-seeking droves. A cultural album that captures the lives of peasant, working-class, and middle-class women, “Messina’s words will leave their mark. Their power makes them impossible to forget” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Behind Closed Doors

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Author: Danielle Allysandra Wauren

Publisher: Experiences & Experiments Books Pte Ltd

ISBN: 981458049X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Debra has always felt insecure about who she was. She hated the life she had with her mother, never knew her dad. She struggles even more upon discovering she has a superpower. Seeing the future was her ability. Her mission was to find who her dad was but is interrupted when she found her mom dead on the floor after coming home from school. Juggling two missions, she finds out this it’s a tangled tale as the murderer was the person she was actually looking for – Dad.

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Author: Susan R. Sloan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 075156978X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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A gripping and emotional drama, perfect for fans of B A Paris and Jodi Picoult. Valerie O'Connor is just eighteen years old when she marries handsome war veteran, Jack Marsh. Blinded by love, she leaves her close-knit family behind and moves halfway across the country to be with him. But Jack is a damaged man and cannot stop himself taking out his fears on his wife and five children. Isolated from the people who care about her most and too scared to ask for help, Valerie is unable to protect herself or her family. One by one, pushed to the extreme, the children escape and Valerie is left to face the harsh reality of her marriage and her life. And then, as if out of the ashes, another generation begins. Have the Marsh children truly escaped their pasts, or is history doomed to repeat itself? Praise for Susan R. Sloan 'Unputdownable' Daily Mail 'Susan R. Sloan knows how to keep the pressure on' Cosmopolitan Visit the author's website on www.sloanbooks.com

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Author: Tara Taylor Quinn

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 142680640X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Closing the door doesn't always keep you safe— Laura Elizabeth Clark saw herself as a peacemaker. Until the day she went against her parents' wishes and married Harry Kendall, a brilliant history professor who happens to be black. But happily-ever-after goes horribly wrong one night when an intruder forces his way into their bedroom and commits an unthinkable crime. The police say it was a random act of violence, but Harry will never forget those words whispered in the darkness: 'White should stay with white.' Seeking justice means confronting a group of white supremacists—the Ivory Nation—with its hush-hush ties to political power. Suddenly, opening the door on truth could threaten not just Harry and Laura's love, but their lives—.

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Domestic Violence in India

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Author: Rinki Bhattacharya

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132103270

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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This powerful book deals with the complex problem of domestic violence in India. Based on the narratives of 17 women from diverse socioeconomic and caste backgrounds, the author locates the problem in the larger societal context and analyzes a range of physical, psychological, non-physical, social and cultural aspects of the abuse of women.

Behind Closed Doors: What Company Audit is Really About

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Author: V. Beattie,R. Brandt,S. Fearnley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230599419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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This book takes us 'behind closed doors' to uncover the nature of the relationship between the audit engagement partner and the company finance director in major listed companies. Based on matched interviews with finance directors and audited engagement partners of six listed companies, the book uncovers both sides' perceptions of how contentious and non-contentious issues are resolved. New insights are provided about the workings of the audit process itself, how negotiation is conducted and the personal relationships and balance of power between the auditors and the board of directors.

Behind closed doors

a guide to successful meetings

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Author: Pamela Jane Newman,Alfred F. Lynch

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 189

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God Brings Life After Abuse

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Author: Freddie Power

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456720716

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 84

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Throughout 17 years of teaching inner-city children Bible through Keeping Hope Alive, I have prayed for the mothers of many children. Looking into the face of a mom whose eyes were black as night, I could feel the trauma she had gone through. Even so, this mom lacked the confidence to say no, and to get out of the abusive situation. Another mom we prayed for had been beaten by her boyfriend many times, even hospitalized. However, she always went back to him. One other mom had been beaten repeatedly by her boyfriend. Some days her arms would be covered with bruises, and she always had a hollow look on her face. I would come in each week to teach Bible for the kids who stayed in this hotel. Over time I noticed small changes, gradually she wanted to read Christian books, and study the Bible more. Soon she was setting boundaries and telling her boyfriend no to things that were not appropriate. Even though her life started changing for the better, she still lacked confidence to move completely forward and out of the grip of the abusive boyfriend. After seeing abuse in the lives of mothers over and over again, lacking the confidence to get out of the dangerous situations in which they found themselves, I decided to write this book. Behind Closed Doors shares stories of women who lived in abusive situations, and how God brought them through it to the other side. It is intended to bring hope to them through the realization that God can and will help them through the circumstances they face. He will give them the confidence to keep walking, to keep saying no, and to keep trusting Him to bring them through to a new life on the other side of abuse.

Behind Closed Doors

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Author: Rita Grice

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456740687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 56

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This book shares how you can recover from abuse by those you trusted within the church. It speaks to those who are wounded and feel they have no one to turn to for help. It also speaks to those that have been the cause of deep wounds inflected on the people of God. Behind Closed Doors was inspired by God through the pain of one of his daughters. She has been given the assignment to tear down the devils kingdom through prayer and exposure. I say to each of you take your rightful place in the kingdom. You are a citizen of the kingdom of God and with your citizenship you have certain rights. It is time to walk in the authority that has been given to you by the king.