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SISTER DEAR

By Hannah Mary McKinnon

THE BOOK

Beauty. Wealth. Success. She’s got it all. And it all should’ve been mine.

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Everything is slipping through Eleanor Hardwicke’s fingers. When her beloved father dies, her world is further shattered by a gut-wrenching secret: the man she’s grieving isn’t really her dad. Eleanor was the product of an affair and her biological father is still out there, living blissfully with the family he chose. With her personal life spiraling, a desperate Eleanor seeks him out, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree—an infuriatingly enviable half sister.

Perfectly perfect Victoria has everything Eleanor could ever dream of. Loving childhood, luxury home, devoted husband. All of it stolen from Eleanor, who deserves it just as much. Now she plans to take it back. After all, good sisters are supposed to share. And quiet, docile little Eleanor has been waiting far too long for her turn to play.

THE AUTHOR

Hannah Mary McKinnon was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a long and successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing.

Her first novel, Time After Time (a lighthearted rom-com), was published in June 2016, after which she moved over to the dark side of suspense. The Neighbors arrived March 2018, Her Secret Son in May 2019, and Sister Dear is slated for May 26, 2020.

She lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and three sons, and is “delighted by my 20-second commute.”

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PAYBACK

By Ronald S Barak

THE BOOK

“I remember when I first had the urge to kill someone. Not just anyone, mind you. After all, I’m not capricious. Or uncouth. I’m just . . . me.”

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Thriller Jubilee is a renowned week-long writers’ conference held every year at the luxurious Hotel Marisol on the sun-drenched island of Punta Maya. Attracting literary luminaries and reading fans alike, this year’s conference is attended by one guest too many, a writer wannabe whose efforts have not received the recognition the author expects.

As conference officials discover participants are quietly disappearing, they wrestle with the question of whether to disclose that a serial killer may be on the loose, fearing it could trigger a panic and permanently destroy the event—and the host organization.

Payback, third in the popular Brooks/Lotello thriller series, is a fantasy murder mystery blended with today’s real-world obsession with society’s moral decay.

THE AUTHOR

Ronald S. Barak, bestselling author, Olympic athlete, law school honors graduate, and experienced courtroom lawyer, is uniquely qualified to write his novels that appeal to all political and legal thriller fans.

Described by his readers as a cross between Agatha Christie, Lee Child, and John Lescroart, Barak keeps his readers flipping the pages into the wee hours of the night. While he mostly lets his characters tell his stories, he manages to get his licks in too.

Barak derives great satisfaction from knowing that his books not only entertain but also stimulate others to think about how things might be, how people can actually resolve real-world problems. Barak resides in Pacific Palisades, CA, where he is hard at work on his next novel, JK’s Code. Novels in the Brooks/Lotello Thriller Series include: The Amendment Killer, The Puppet Master, and Payback. He is listed among the most respected thriller and mystery authors today – click here to READ MORE >.

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TRUTHS I NEVER TOLD YOU

By Kelly Rimmer

THE BOOK

From the bestselling author of The Things We Cannot Say comes a poignant post-WWII novel that explores the expectations society places on women set within an engrossing family mystery that may unravel everything once believed to be true.

With her father recently moved to a care facility, Beth Walsh volunteers to clear out the family home and is surprised to discover the door to her childhood playroom padlocked. She’s even more shocked at what’s behind it—a hoarder’s mess of her father’s paintings, mounds of discarded papers and miscellaneous junk in the otherwise fastidiously tidy house.

As she picks through the clutter, she finds a loose journal entry in what appears to be her late mother’s handwriting. Beth and her siblings grew up believing their mother died in a car accident when they were little more than toddlers, but this note suggests something much darker.

Beth soon pieces together a disturbing portrait of a woman suffering from postpartum depression and a husband who bears little resemblance to the loving father Beth and her siblings know. With a newborn of her own and struggling with motherhood, Beth finds there may be more tying her and her mother together than she ever suspected.

THE AUTHOR

Kelly Rimmer is the USA Today bestselling women’s fiction author of five novels. Her latest novel, Before I Let You Go, was released in 2018. Kelly lives in rural Australia with her family and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil. Her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages.

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BETTER DEAD THAN DIVORCED

By Lukas Konandreas

THE BOOK

A romance. A forced marriage. A scandalous affair. A hit man. A true story.

A multi-award-winning riveting true story of a young woman whose path crosses with a charming playboy in a small Greek village. Their fates collide into a love affair. She gives in to his advances, with him claiming “we’re getting married anyway.” He then reneges his promise, but the young woman’s family makes sure he lives up to his promise.

Their forced marriage opens the gates for disaster. He has extramarital affairs, he abuses her and tries for years to commission an assassin to kill her. She knows about his evil intentions and she is encouraged to leave him and save her life. But her love, devotion, and societal prejudice against divorced women make her stay and say “better dead than divorced.”

THE AUTHOR

Lukas Konandreas MD, one of four children, was born in Kupaki, a small mountain village in central Greece. After graduating from the Medical School at the University of Athens, he immigrated to Toronto. He practiced emergency medicine in Sacramento, CA, for about six years and then moved to Stamford, CT, where he organized an Urgent Care Center, which he has directed for 30 years.

Lukas, was part of this tragic true story, Better Dead Than Divorced, and has used personal memories, reports from eight newspapers, court records, and interviewed over 160 people. He has worked more than 10 years on this book. He is married to Georgia, a Doctor of Psychology, and has two sons.

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