In September 2007, Christine Ristaino was attacked in a store parking lot while her three- and five-year-old children watched. In All the Silent Spaces , Ristaino shares what it felt like to be an ordinary person confronted with an extraordinary event-a woman trying to deal with acute trauma even as she went on with her everyday life, working at a university and parenting two children with her husband. She not only narrates how this event changed her but also tells how looking at the event through both the reactions of her community and her own sensibility allowed her to finally face two other violent episodes she had previously experienced. As new memories surfaced after the attack, it took everything in Ristaino´s power to not let catastrophe unravel the precarious threads holding everything together. Moving between the greater issues associated with violence and the personal voyage of overcoming grief, All the Silent Spaces is about letting go of what you think you know in order to rebuild.
´´In her book, Silent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatemalan Town, Tracy Bachrach Ehlers captures the paradox of gender relations in a society that accords power and authority to men yet leaves the major burden of child care and economic maintenance of the family to women. Most monographs on Maya populations have either ignored women´s contributions to the indigenous economy or, when they have included women´s work, have ignored the contradiction between patriarchal ideology and observed behavior that is increasingly sharpened by the political and economic transformations taking place. ´´
Would you risk everything for the man you loved? Even if you knew he´d done something terrible? ´A heart-wrenching and gripping tale. I was hooked from the very first page.´ Write Escape Lara’s life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can’t tell anyone else or everything he has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. Maggie is married to Massimo’s brother Nico and lives with him and her troubled stepdaughter. She knows all of Nico’s darkest secrets – or so she thinks. Then one day she discovers a letter in the attic which reveals a shocking secret about Nico’s first wife. Will Maggie set the record straight or keep silent to protect those she loves? For a family held together by lies, the truth will come at a devastating price. A heart-wrenching, emotionally gripping read for fans of Amanda Prowse, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain. ´A compulsive read about secrets, lies, and the complexities of families.´ Bloomin´ Brilliant Books ´What a great novel this is! A very moving story filled with deception, betrayal and, contrastingly, loyalty, love, caring and forgiveness... and it has a brilliant ending!´ Splashes Into Books ´Well, this book is a firecracker!...you will experience a rollercoaster of emotions, with laughter, sadness and a satisfying ending that will bring a lump to your throat.´ Many Books Many Lives ´A fantastic, thought-provoking story, told with pace and style.´ Laura Bambrey Books ´My heart broke … The plot is so well written that you begin to feel as though you are one of the family and it is packed with twists and turns.´ The Reading Reverie ´A page turner - full of implied secrets, unravelling family lives, new family dynamics.´ Bookworms and Shutterbugs ´An addictive novel about family dynamics, secrets and betrayals that will have your mouth hanging open in disbelief many times along the way.´ Books of All Kinds ´A compelling, chilling and heart pounding read which will take you on a rollercoaster ride you´ll never want to leave. Phenomenally written and undeniably powerful, Kerry Fisher has done it yet again.´ The Writing Garnet ´My only regret about this book is beginning to read it at half term and not being able to finish it quicker. A gripping and emotional read.´ De Ja Reads ´It is rare that a book will make you look at your own personality and inspire you to be a better person. A less judgmental person. A braver person. The Silent Wife did that for me – and in the most unexpected way … I gasped, laughed and cried.´ The Glass House Girls ´I loved this book… I was riveted throughout. 5 stars.´ Emma B books ´The Silent Wife had me engrossed from page one. Five Stars!´ Boon´s Bookcase ´Another five star read from Kerry Fisher ..…
This morning, I was packing up lunches, ironing, putting on the laundry I should have done last night. Now my precious daughter is accused of murder. When ten-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy´s mother Juliet cannot believe it. How could her bright, joyful daughter be capable of such a thing? As the small village community recoils in horror, the pressure of the tragedy blows Juliet and her sister´s lives apart. And things get even worse when their daughters retreat into a self-imposed silence. Can anyone reach Maddy and discover the truth before her fate is sealed? Juliet is crushed. Nothing will ever be the same for her darling girl. But she knows that to find out what really happened that day, she and her sister must unlock the secrets of their own terrible past, a past they swore never to speak about again … The most unputdownable psychological thriller you´ll read this year from the bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl , you´ll be totally hooked on The Silent Ones. The Silent Ones: ´OH, WOW, WOW, WOW… KL Slater does it again… I´m absolutely dumbfounded and flabbergasted… A story full of lies, twisted family values, sibling rivalry… A perfect psychological thriller that you will not want to put down… Outstanding, K.L. Slater.´ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ´Amazing!! One of the best thrillers I have read this year. I have enjoyed all of this author´s books and I think the author is highly underrated. This book should be at the top of the best sellers list. A must read!´ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ´If I could give this book 6 stars I would, that´s how good it is… A finale with more twists and turns than a labyrinth… The author builds up the tension and anticipation leading to a shocking climax. Absolutely brilliant.´ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ´This book was SO GOOD! I couldn´t put it down! The twists, the family drama, the sibling wars, it was a total page-turner! This is by far the best psychological thriller I´ve read in a long time, and highly recommend it!´ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ´WOW. This is an outstanding story. I was totally gripped from the beginning and on the edge of my seat throughout. Twists, turns, it has it all. AMAZING.´ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ´Excellent book once again from K.L. Slater, started reading this Friday and just finished it today. I was so gripped that I took my kindle everywhere. I just couldn´t put it down highly recommend this book…
This book provides characteristics of nonrespondents on sample surveys and reports on several empirical studies undertaken to test theories of survey response and nonresponsive behaviour. It presents a predictive model for survey response and evaluates attitudes about surveying.
A Lucas Davenport thriller by internationally bestselling novelist John Sandford Nestled in a cabin in the woods, Lucas Davenport´s life is free from conflict - and it´s making him restless. Until, that is, former flame Lily Rothenberg summons him to New York to help track down a murderer who has escaped from custody, a murderer Lucas knows only too well: the unhinged serial killer Mike Bekker. Lucas knows he should have killed Bekker when he had the chance. Now he has a second opportunity . . . and he won´t hesitate again. ***READERS LOVE THE PREY SERIES*** ´John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller´ The New York Times Book Review ´The best Lucas Davenport story so far. The man has a fine touch for outlaws´ Stephen King on Golden Prey ´Sandford´s trademark blend of rough humor and deadly action keeps the pages turning until the smile-inducing wrap-up, which reveals the fates of a number of his quirky, memorable characters´ Publishers Weekly on Golden Prey ´It appears there is no limit to John Sandford´s ability to keep new breath and blood flowing into his Lucas Davenport series. This is a series you must be reading if you are not already´ Bookreporter.com ´Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever´ The Huffington Post ´Sandford is consistently brilliant´ Cleveland Plain Dealer
´Terrific´ - THE TIMES Crime Book of the Month ´Smart, sophisticated suspense´ - LEE CHILD ´Absolutely brilliant´ - STEPHEN FRY ´A totally original psychological mystery´ - DAVID BALDACCI ´One of the best thrillers I´ve read this year´ - CARA HUNTER ´The pace and finesse of a master´ - BBC CULTURE ALICIA Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can´t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word. THEO Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia´s silence goes far deeper than he first thought. And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?
A lyrical, haunting debut that explores the power of parenthood, identity, lust, and the legacy of trauma, as the lives of two neighbors are upended by ghosts from their past lives. When the news of her mother´s death reaches Jocelyn Morrow, it stirs up memories of her traumatic childhood. She is a mother herself now, to six-year-old Lucy; living a life of privilege in Southern California with her husband Conrad; moving in a world of wealthy white women, even though she is not white; as far away from her past as she can get. Her designer clothes cover a net of scars across her back, and she hides an even deeper mark—a fundamental stain, something she believes invited her abuse. She also has a blossoming secret: she is becoming obsessed with Kate, her tennis coach. Her neighbor Simon Bonaventure is a successful landscape architect and a Rwandan refugee. He too is haunted, by the wife and daughter who were taken from him in the genocide twenty years ago. The ghosts of those he could not save, and those who took them, are never far, and now he has received a letter—allegedly from his daughter, grown, and full of questions for a father she doesn´t know. As Jocelyn and Simon begin a tentative friendship, they forge a bond out of their dark secret histories—a bond that may be their only hope of being pulled back from the abyss.
Only from New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn, go back to where it all began with the original Lady Julia Grey historical mystery series. ´´Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.” These ominous words are the last threat that Sir Edward Grey receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, he collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests. Prepared to accept that Edward´s death was due to a long-standing physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that her husband was murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers damning evidence for herself, and realizes the truth. Determined to bring the murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward´s demise. Dismissing his warnings that the investigation will be difficult, if not impossible, Julia presses forward, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival. Originally published in 2007