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Anatomia di uno scandalo
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Vaughan, Sarah, 1972-

Anatomia di uno scandalo / Sarah Vaughan ; traduzione di Carla Palmieri

Torino : Einaudi, 2018

Einaudi. Stile libero Big

Abstract: James Whitehouse è il padre e il marito che tutti vorrebbero avere affianco: premuroso, attento, sempre presente. Per questo, quando viene accusato di stupro di una donna con cui lo stesso James ha ammesso di aver avuto una relazione, alla moglie Sophie crolla il mondo addosso. Non può essere colpevole. Non può essere il James con cui condivide le gioie e i dolori di ogni giorno, con cui porta i bambini al parco e con cui divide il letto ad aver commesso quel crimine orribile. Eppure le testimonianze della donna stuprata sono molto precise e convincenti. Sotto i piedi di Sophie si apre allora un baratro di incertezze e di paure. La donna vuole credere a suo marito James e alla sua versione dei fatti, ma l’avvocato dell’accusa, la tenace Kate, le racconta una versione molto diversa della storia che inizia molti anni prima, prima che James diventasse l’uomo ricco e potente che è adesso, quando ancora studiava all’università di Oxford, proprio dove si sono conosciuti. Inizia così per Sophie un intricato approdo alla verità, ma il sentiero per arrivarci sarà ricco di ostacoli e la posta in gioco, oltre alla sua famiglia, sarà addirittura la vita stessa.

Lullaby
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Slimani, Leïla

Lullaby / Laila Slimani ; translated from the french by Sam Taylor

London : Faber & Faber, 2018

Abstract: When Myriam, a brilliant lawyer, decides to return to work, she and her husband look for a nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic Paris apartment, stays late without complaint and hosts enviable birthday parties. But as the couple and their nanny become more and more dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, until Myriam and Paul's idyllic domesticity is shattered . . .

Edge
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Deaver, Jeffery

Edge / Jeffery Deaver

London : Hodder, 2011

Abstract: When Washington D.C. police detective Ryan Kessler is targeted by Henry Loving, he and his family are immediately put under government protection. Loving is a ruthless 'lifter', hired to extract information from his victims, and he will use whatever means necessary including kidnapping, torturing or killing their family. Assigned to the Kesslers is protection officer Corte: uncompromising, relentlessly devoted to protecting those in his care and a brilliant game strategist. He also knows just how brutal the lifter can be -- six years earlier, Loving killed someone close to him. As tension increases between the family, the situation escalates into a deadly contest between protector and lifter as each tries to outwit the other. And as the lifter closes in on his prey, Corte must decide whether to protect his charges, or expose them to a killer in the name of personal revenge...

The burial hour
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Deaver, Jeffery

The burial hour / Jeffery Deaver

London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2018

Abstract: A traveling businessman is snatched off of an Upper East Side street in broad daylight–or so it appears to the nine-year-old girl who is the crime’s only witness. The perp leaves a token at the site of the kidnapping–a miniature noose. A crime scene this puzzling demands forensic expertise of the highest order. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Rhyme and Sachs’ investigation takes an unexpected turn when a similar kidnapping occurs across the Atlantic in a small town outside of Naples, Italy. The killer’s M.O. is bizarre and frightening. Obsessed with music, the man records the final breaths of his victims, then uses a keyboard sampler to compose an otherworldly tune that is then posted online. The search for the killer will become a complex case of international cooperation–yet not all is as it seems, and soon Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game with shadowy parties from across the globe.

The couple next door
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Lapena, Shari

The couple next door / Shari Lapena

London : Corgi, 2017

Abstract: You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying. Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You'll have the baby monitor and you'll take it in turns to go back every half hour. Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She's gone. You've never had to call the police before. But now they're in your home, and who knows what they'll find there. What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?

The late show
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Connelly, Michael

The late show / Michael Connelly

London : Orion, 2018

Abstract: Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she’s been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn’t want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner’s wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won’t give up her job no matter what the department throws at her.

All by myself, alone
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Clark, Mary Higgins

All by myself, alone / Mary Higgins Clark

London : Simon & Schuster, 2017

Abstract: The thrilling new novel from the multi-million copy global bestselling author, 'Queen of Suspense' Mary Higgins Clark. A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly... Fleeing the humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewellery expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship, the Queen Charlotte. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood - the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to a museum after the cruise. But three days out to sea Lady Emily is found dead - with the necklace missing. And the list of suspects is large and growing. Celia sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination...

Into the water
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Hawkins, Paula

Into the water / Paula Hawkins

London : Doubleday, 2017

No man's land
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Ford, David Baldacci

No man's land / David Baldacci

London : Pan Books, 2016

Abstract: One man demands justice . . . John Puller is the US Army's most tenacious investigator, but he is not equipped to face the truth about his mother's disappearance thirty years ago. New evidence has come to light suggesting that Puller's father – a highly decorated army veteran – may have murdered his wife. When Puller's friend, intelligence operative Veronica Knox, arrives on the scene, he realizes that there is far more to this case than he first thought. He knows that nothing will prevent him from discovering what really happened to his mother – even if it means proving that his father is a killer. . . the other seeks revenge Paul Rogers has just been paroled after spending ten years in a high-security prison for murder. And with his freedom comes a desire to pay back old debts. Harbouring a dark past that changed him in unimaginable ways, Rogers embarks on a journey across the country, set on a path of revenge against the people who took away his humanity. As both men uncover a trail of deception that stretches back decades, they soon realize that the truth will bind them together in ways they could never have imagined.

The girl on the train
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Hawkins, Paula

The girl on the train / Paula Hawkins

London : Black swan, 2016

Make me
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Child, Lee

Make me / Lee Child

London : Bantam Books, 2016

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Abstract: Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop on the prairie with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely pioneer tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat ... but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people. Reacher’s one-day stopover turns into an open-ended quest leading to the most hidden reaches of the internet, and right into the nightmare heart of darkness.

La bambina scomparsa
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Bell, David

La bambina scomparsa / David Bell ; traduzione di Chiara Baffa

Firenze : Giunti, 2016

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Abstract: La vita di Tom e Abby Stuart viene tragicamente sconvolta dalla misteriosa scomparsa della figlia dodicenne Caitlin. Ogni ricerca si rivela inutile e l’angoscia e il senso di colpa finiscono per distruggere il loro matrimonio. La bambina scomparsa è il nuovo romanzo thriller di David Bell: inesorabile e inquitante, pieno di suspense e colpi di scena. Quattro anni dopo, quando ormai ogni speranza sembra perduta, Caitlin ricompare all’improvviso: sporca e scarmigliata, ma sorprendentemente calma e per niente disposta a parlare di quello che le è accaduto. Quando la polizia arresta un uomo sospettato di essere coinvolto nel suo rapimento, la reazione della ragazzina lascia i genitori completamente spiazzati. Perché Caitlin rifiuta con fermezza di testimoniare contro quell’uomo? Cosa è successo veramente tra loro in quegli anni? E perché ha un atteggiamento così glaciale? A Tom restano solo due alternative: lasciare che il colpevole la faccia franca o tentare di scoprire da solo la verità.

The skin collector
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Deaver, Jeffery

The skin collector / Jeffery Deaver

London : Hodder, 2015

Abstract: A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York - one more devious and disturbing than ever before. They call this butcher The Skin Collector: a tattooist with a chamber of torture hidden deep underground. But instead of using ink to create each masterpiece, the artist uses a lethal poison which will render targets dead before they can even entertain the prospect of escape... Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs have little to go on but a series of cryptic messages left etched into the skin of the deceased. As the pair struggle to discover the meaning behind the designs, they are led down a treacherous and twisting path where nothing is as it seems. And with the clock rapidly ticking before the killer strikes again, they must untangle the twisted web of clues before more victims - or they themselves - are next.

The eye of god
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Rollins, James

The eye of god : the new sigma force novel / James Rollins

London : Orion Books, 2014

The burning room
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Connelly, Michael

The burning room / Michael Connelly

London : Orion, 2014

Abstract: In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random.

The kill list
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Forsyth, Patrick

The kill list / Frederick Forsyth

London : Corgi Books, 2014

Abstract: In northern Virginia, a secret agency named TOSA (Technical Operations Support Activity) has one mission: to track, find, and kill those so dangerous to the United States that they are on a short, very close-held document known as the Kill List. Now a new name has been added: a terrorist of frightening effectiveness called the Preacher, who radicalizes young Muslims living abroad to carry out assassinations. Unfortunately for him, one of his targets is a retired Marine general, whose son is TOSA’s top tracker of men.

Identical
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Turow, Scott

Identical / Scott Turow

New York : Grand Central, 2014

Fiction

The racketeer
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Grisham, John

The racketeer : a novel / John Grisham

New York : Dell Books, 2013

Abstract: Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five. His body was found in the small basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies - Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. I did not know Judge Fawcett, but I know who killed him, and why. I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It's a long story.

The black box
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Connelly, Michael

The black box / Michael Connelly

London : Orion, 2013

Abstract: May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them got a whole lot harder. When Harry finds the body of a female journalist in an alley he is forced to hand over the case to the Riot Crimes Task Force, knowing that it will never be solved. Twenty years later, new evidence confirms her death was not a case of random violence but something much more personal. This time Harry is determined that the killer isn't going to escape - even if it means stepping back into the darkest days of the city he loves...

Mistress
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Patterson, James - Ellis, David (1969-)

Mistress / James Patterson & David Ellis

London : Century, 2013

Fiction

Abstract: Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia-and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life. Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana's illicit affairs. In his most heart-pumping thriller yet, James Patterson plunges us into the depths of a mind tortured by paranoia and obsession, on an action-packed chase through a world of danger and deceit.