The Girl on the Train

Every day the same Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night.  Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at a signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck.  She looks forward to it.  She’s even started to feel like she knows them.  Jess and Jason, she calls them.  Their life – as she sees it – is perfect.  Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking.  It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.  Now everything’s changed.  Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police.  But is she really as unreliable as they say?  Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation, but in the lives of everyone involved.  Has she done more harm than good?

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4th of July

In a late-night showdown after a near-fatal car chase, San Francisco police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision:  in self-defense, she fires her weapon – and sets off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, an entire city divided, and a family destroyed.  Now everything she’s worked her entire life for hinges on the decision of twelve jurors.

To escape scrutiny during breaks from her trial, Lindsay retreats to the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay.  But soon after her arrival, a string of grisly murders punches through the peaceful community.  There are no witnesses and there is no discernible pattern.  But a key detail recalls a case Lindsay worked on as a rookie years before – an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since.  As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club battle for her life on two fronts:  before a judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax, and facing unknown adversaries  who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings – including killing again.

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3rd Degree

Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood.  A townhouse owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead.  An infant who lived in the house cannot be found – and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled.

Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind by the killer.  Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner’s office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is committing these murders – and why they are intent on killing someone every three days.

Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women’s Murder Club.

While the investigation rages furiously, Lindsay works very closely with a federal officer assigned to the case.  At the same time, she learns that one member of the Women’s Murder Club is hiding a secret so dangerous and unbelievable that it could destroy them all.

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After Death 

When Michael Sinclair receives an invitation to attend the grand opening of Cirque Sominatis, he figures it will be a good opportunity to get away from the ghosts, potential in-laws, and the seemingly endless stream of rejected job applications … And a chance to spend a romantic weekend at the circus with Kate.

But nothing is as it seems as Michael, Kate, and ghost hunter extraordinaire Luke Rainer venture onto the haunted fairgrounds in the small town of Hugo, Oklahoma.  New rivals, theatrical psychics, and a Ringmaster with a dark secret of his own all wait for them under the Big Top.

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Between Worlds

Now that his secret is out, Michael Sinclair finally agrees to join Luke Rainer and the Cemetery Tours crew on an investigation.  Not just any investigation.  The biggest investigation of their career.

Once home to the wealthy Sterling Hall and his beloved wife, Joanna, Stanton Hall Manor is a dream come true.

Unfortunately, some dreams turn out to be nightmares.

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The Blood of Olympus

Nico had warned them.  Going through the House of Hades would stir the demigods’ worst memories.  Their ghosts would become restless.  Nico may actually become a ghost if he has to shadow-travel with Reyna and Coach Hedge one more time.  But that might be better than the alternative:  allowing someone else to die, as Hades foretold.

Jason’s ghost is his mother, who abandoned him when he was little.  He may not know how he is going to prove himself as a leader, but he does know he will not break promises like she did. He will complete his line of the prophecy:  To storm or fire the world must fall.

Reyna fears the ghosts of her ancestors, who radiate anger.  But she can’t allow them to distract her from getting the Athena Parthenos back to Camp Half-Blood before war breaks out between the Romans and Greeks.  Will she have enough strength to succeed, especially with a deadly hunter on her trail?

Leo fears that his plan won’t work, that his friends might interfere.  But there is no other way.  All of them know that one of the Seven must die in order to defeat Gaea, the Earth Mother.

Piper must learn to give herself over to fear.  Only then will she be able to do her part at the end:  utter a single word.

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