Carla Buckley

1 The Good Goodbye

Author : Carla Buckley
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2016-01-12
Description :  <b>For fans of Jodi Picoult comes an enthralling domestic thriller about the lies we tell, and let ourselves believe, in the name of love.</b><br /><br /> <i>The first thing you should know is that everyone lies. The second thing is that it matters.</i><br /><br />How well do we know our children? Natalie Falcone would say she knows her daughter, Arden, very well. Despite the challenges of running a restaurant and raising six-year-old twin boys, she’s not too worried as she sends her daughter off to college—until she gets the call that Arden’s been in a terrible fire, along with her best friend and cousin, Rory. Both girls are critically injured and another student has died. The police suspect arson.<br /><br /> Arden and Rory have always been close, but they have secrets they’ve never shared, secrets that reel all the way back to their childhoods, and which led them to that tragic night. Who set the fire, and why? As the police dig deep into both the present and the past, Natalie realizes that in order to protect her daughter, she’ll first have to find out who Arden really is, even if it means risking everything—and everyone—she loves most.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Good Goodbye</i></b><br /><br /> “A fluid, suspenseful story that keeps you turning the pages to find out what happened—and what will happen next. I devoured this novel.”<b>—Christina Baker Kline, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Orphan Train</i></b><br /><br />“[Carla] Buckley’s writing is totally addictive. . . . Equal parts Judith Guest’s <i>Ordinary People</i> and Lisa Gardner at her best, this is a stupendous effort by a major talent.”<b>—<i>The Providence Journal</i></b><br /><br /> “Offers plenty of thematic richness to accompany its suspenseful plot . . . [Readers] will find their thoughts returning to the story, especially its affecting final scenes, long after it comes to a close.”<b>—<i>Bookreporter</i></b><br /><br /> “Each chapter reveals a tantalizing new detail that further complicates the cousins’ bond. . . . Buckley’s characters are well-developed and interesting.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /> “A journey through two marriages and a lifelong competitive friendship . . . The mystery of the fire runs through it all. . . . For readers who enjoy Jodi Picoult’s family dramas.”<b>—<i>Booklist<br /></i></b><br /> “A tender portrait of an ordinary family torn by rivalry and disaster . . . a rich and satisfying family drama.”<b>—William Landay, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of<i> Defending Jacob</i></b><br /><br /> “Evocative and poignant, this story will curl around you like a glowing flame and suck the air out of your lungs with its power.”<b>—Chevy Stevens, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Those Girls</i></b><br /><br /> “Terrific . . . a deep dive into the mysteries of long friendships, parenthood, and the stories we build our lives on . . . Carla Buckley has written a book that grabs you on the first page, breaks your heart, and leaves you hopeful.”<b>—Joseph Finder, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Fixer</i></b><br /><br /> “Elegant and emotional, deeply affecting . . . an exquisitely troubling, psychologically complex novel that grabs the reader on page 1 and never lets go.”<b>—Luanne Rice, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Secret Language of Sisters</i></b><br /><br /> “Twisty and beguiling, an emotionally rich novel about the formidable and fraught bonds of family, <i>The Good Goodbye</i> shudders with revelations from its first page, ensnaring you with its suspense.”<b>—Megan Abbott, author of <i>The Fever</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

2 The Deepest Secret

Author : Carla Buckley
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2014-02-04
Description :  <b>For fans of Jodi Picoult, Kim Edwards, and William Landay, <i>The Deepest Secret </i>is part intimate family drama, part gripping page-turner, exploring the profound power of the truths we’re scared to face . . . about our marriages, our children, and ourselves.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /><i>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br />Twelve years ago, Eve Lattimore’s life changed forever. Her two-year-old son Tyler on her lap, her husband’s hand in hers, she waited for the child’s devastating diagnosis: XP, a rare genetic disease, a fatal sensitivity to sunlight. Eve remembers that day every morning as she hustles Tyler up the stairs from breakfast before the sun rises, locking her son in his room, curtains drawn, computer glowing, as he faces another day of virtual schooling, of virtual friendships. But every moment of vigilance is worth it. This is Eve’s job, to safeguard her boy against the light, to protect his fragile life each day, to keep him alive—maybe even long enough for a cure to be found.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Tonight, Eve’s life is about to change again, forever. It’s only an instant on a rainy road—just a quick text as she sits behind the wheel—and another mother’s child lies dead in Eve’s headlights. The choice she faces is impossible: confess and be taken from Tyler, or drive away and start to lie like she’s never lied before.<br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Deepest Secret</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “A taut family drama . . . smart and thrilling.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br />“Elegant, poignant, and utterly riveting . . . a suspenseful tale of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice that will leave you asking how far a mother really should go to protect her family and wondering about the cost of the secrets we all keep, even from ourselves.”<b>—Kimberly McCreight, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Reconstructing Amelia</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Exceptionally moving and unrelentingly suspenseful . . . everything a great novel, and thriller, should be.”<b><i>—Providence Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Superb . . . The story offers the intricate suspense and surprise of a thriller, along with rich characterizations and nuanced writing. . . . A gripping read and a memorable reflection on the conflicting imperatives of love.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)</b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Carla Buckley masterfully portrays an ordinary family trapped in a heart-wrenching crisis.”<b>—William Landay, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Defending Jacob</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Fans of Jodi Picoult will enjoy this compelling blend of ripped-from-the-headlines suspense and close-to-your-heart characters.”<b>—Lisa Gardner, #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Fear Nothing</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

3 Invisible

Author : Carla Buckley
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-12-11
Description :  <b>Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Carla Buckley’s <i>Invisible</i> is a stunning novel of redemption, regret, and the complex ties of familial love.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Growing up, Dana Carlson and her older sister, Julie, are inseparable—Dana the impulsive one, Julie calmer and more nurturing. But then a devastating secret compels Dana to flee from home, not to see or speak to her sister for sixteen years.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When she receives the news that Julie is seriously ill, Dana knows that she must return to their hometown of Black Bear, Minnesota, to try and save her sister. Yet she arrives too late, only to discover that Black Bear has changed, and so have the people in it.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Julie has left behind a shattered teenage daughter, Peyton, and a mystery—what killed Julie may be killing others, too. Why is no one talking about it? Dana struggles to uncover the truth, but no one wants to hear it, including Peyton, who can’t forgive her aunt’s years-long absence. Dana had left to protect her own secrets, but Black Bear has a secret of its own—one that could tear apart Dana’s life, her family, and the whole town.<br /><br /><b>“Beautifully written and unsettling . . . leaves you with a lingering sense of dread long after you close the last page.”—Chevy Stevens</b><br /><br />Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

4 The Things That Keep Us Here

Author : Carla Buckley
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-02-09
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains a <i>The Things That Keep Us Here</i> discussion guide.<br /><br />Everything seems quiet on Ann Brooks’s suburban cul-de-sac. Despite her impending divorce, she’s created a happy home and her daughters are adjusting to the change. She feels lucky to be in a supportive community and confident that she can handle any other hardship that life may throw her way. But then, right before Thanksgiving, a crisis strikes that turns everybody’s world upside down. Suddenly her estranged husband is forced back onto her doorstep, bringing with him his beautiful graduate assistant. Trapped inside the house she once called home, confronted by challenges she never could have imagined, Ann must make life-or-death decisions in an environment where the simple act of opening a door to a neighbor could jeopardize all she holds dear.<br /><br />The choices she makes will impact the lives of those around her irrevocably and linger in the reader’s memory in this marvelous first novel, written with authority, grace, and wisdom.

5 La luce dopo il tramonto

Author : Carla Buckley
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-04-23
Description :  Tyler è un ragazzo speciale. E non perché è affetto da una rarissima malattia genetica che lo costringe a vivere al buio, quasi sempre nella sua stanza, senza altri contatti con l’esterno che non siano i familiari e Internet. No, Tyler è un ragazzo speciale perché, nonostante tutto ciò, è sicuro che prima o poi troverà il suo posto nel mondo. È lì fuori, da qualche parte, che lo aspetta. Lui deve solo cogliere l’occasione giusta per dimostrare agli altri, in particolare a sua madre, che nella vita se la può cavare anche da solo. Ed è per questo che, quando in un freddo pomeriggio di pioggia, la figlia dei suoi vicini scompare nel nulla, Tyler si mette in testa di risolvere il mistero e, all’insaputa di tutti, la notte inizia a uscire di casa per andare a caccia d’indizi, scoprendo così i piccoli, grandi segreti degli abitanti del quartiere. Ma, a poco a poco, si renderà conto che è proprio la sua famiglia a nascondere i segreti più pericolosi. Dodici anni fa, la vita di Eve Lattimore è cambiata per sempre. Seduta in un asettico studio medico, con in grembo il figlio di due anni e stringendo la mano del marito per farsi forza, ha ascoltato la diagnosi: per Tyler, anche la minima esposizione alla luce del sole potrebbe essere fatale. Da allora, ogni mattina prima che sia l’alba, Eve si assicura che il figlio finisca la colazione in tempo e ritorni in camera sua, dove le finestre sono schermate con pesanti tende nere. Poi chiude la porta a chiave, per riaprirla solo dopo il tramonto. Proteggere Tyler dalla luce è la missione di Eve. Una missione che lei non abbandonerà nemmeno quando, in un freddo pomeriggio di pioggia, commetterà una leggerezza imperdonabile e dovrà scegliere tra suo figlio e la verità. <b>Eletto dalla critica americana come uno dei migliori romanzi dell’anno, <i>La luce dopo il tramonto</i> ci coinvolge in una storia profondamente autentica, animata da due personaggi a loro modo straordinari - Tyler, un outsider che vede il mondo da una prospettiva spiazzante e senza ipocrisie, e Eve, una madre che ha rinunciato a tutto per dedicarsi al figlio -, e che solleva degli interrogativi che prima o poi tutti noi ci troviamo ad affrontare. Fino a che punto è giusto spingersi per proteggere le persone che amiamo? Fino a che punto è giusto che le nostre paure condizionino la vita dei nostri figli?</b>

6 Mondscheinjunge

Author : Carla Buckley
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-09-14
Description :  Umgeben von Dunkelheit bringt er ein grausames<br />Geheimnis ans Licht.<br /><br />Tylor Lattimore feiert seinen vierzehnten Geburtstag, aber noch immer weiß er nicht, wie sich die Strahlen der Sonne auf seiner Haut anfühlen – denn er kann nur leben, wenn es dunkel ist. Licht fügt ihm unerträgliche Schmerzen zu und kann sogar tödlich sein. Er verbringt seine Tage in einem verschlossenen Zimmer, nur nachts wagt er sich nach draußen. Seine größte Leidenschaft ist seine Kamera, mit der er durch die Dunkelheit streift. Als Amy, ein Mädchen aus der Nachbarschaft, plötzlich spurlos verschwindet, gerät Tylors Leben in Aufruhr. Seiner Mutter, die sich unermüdlich um sein Wohlergehen kümmert, scheint der Vorfall sehr nahezugehen. Was war in dem sonst so ruhigen Wohnviertel passiert, dass Amy nicht mehr nach Hause zurückkehrte? Ausgerechnet Tylor sieht jetzt klarer als irgendjemand sonst und entdeckt eine Spur, die geradewegs ins Unheil führt …

7 Tutti i nostri segreti

Author : Carla Buckley
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-03-16
Description :  «<i>Un romanzo ricco di suspense e perfettamente orchestrato, che solleva domande che prima o poi tutti i genitori si pongono: quanto sappiamo dei nostri figli? Il finale, poi, è impagabile.</i>»<br /><b>Bookreporter</b><br /><br />«<i>Ogni capitolo rivela un dettaglio che getta una nuova luce sul rapporto tra le due cugine… I personaggi di Carla Buckley sono ben sviluppati e indimenticabili.</i>»<br /><b>Publishers Weekly</b><br /><br />«<i>Un viaggio attraverso due matrimoni e un complicato rapporto di amicizia e rivalità. Cui si aggiunge un pizzico di mistero… Non perdetelo! </i>»<br /><b>Booklist</b><br /><br />La prima cosa da sapere è che tutti hanno dei segreti. <br />La seconda è che, prima o poi, i segreti vengono alla luce…<br /><br />Non è possibile. Mentre corre in ospedale, Natalie Falcone ripensa incredula alla telefonata che le ha fatto lasciare a metà turno la cucina del suo ristorante: c'è stato un incendio nella stanza che la figlia Arden e sua cugina Rory dividono al college e, per salvarsi, le ragazze si sono buttate dalla finestra e adesso sono entrambe in coma. Ma non solo: uno studente è rimasto ucciso e i vigili del fuoco sono convinti che l’incendio non sia stato un incidente. Non è possibile, continua a ripetersi Natalie davanti al capezzale di Arden. Perché qualcuno voleva farle del male? O è stata lei ad appiccare il fuoco? Natalie deve sapere. Deve mettere da parte il dolore e scandagliare la vita della figlia, una vita piena di ombre e di segreti che lei nemmeno immaginava. A poco a poco, Natalie si rende conto che persino il rapporto con Rory era tutt'altro che idilliaco, anzi celava un lato oscuro che è forse la causa della tragedia. E allora una domanda inizia a tormentarla: chi è veramente Arden?<br /><br />Dosando alla perfezione suspense, rivelazioni e colpi di scena, in Tutti i nostri segreti l'autrice esplora la complessità dei rapporti familiari e solleva un interrogativo che prima o poi ogni genitore si è posto: conosciamo davvero i nostri figli?

8 Die Luft, die du atmest

Author : Carla Buckley
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-01-15
Description :  Vor einem Jahr waren Ann und Peter Brooks eines von vielen unglücklichen Ehepaaren, das sich trennte, weil es so nicht mehr weiterging. Nun ist die Welt um sie herum dabei, sich unwiderruflich zu verändern. Peter, ein Wissenschaftler, realisiert als Erster, dass sich das Vogelgrippevirus verändert hat: Es überträgt sich von Mensch zu Mensch. Und es tötet jeden Zweiten. Eine Pandemie ungeahnten Ausmaßes bricht aus. Als die Quarantäne über ihre Stadt verhängt wird, ist Peter gezwungen, nach Hause zu kommen. Aber auch die ehemals sichere Vorstadt ist nicht länger eine Zuflucht. Nach und nach erkranken die Nachbarn, Geschäfte werden geplündert, Tankstellen überfallen. Als ein Schneesturm die Stromleitungen unterbricht, liegt die Stadt endgültig im Dunklen. Ein langer, harter Winter bricht an ...<br/> <br/> &#34;DIE LUFT, DIE DU ATMEST ist ein faszinierendes Buch – ich habe es in einem Rutsch gelesen.&#34;<br/> Jacquelyn Mitchard

9 In deiner Haut

Author : Carla Buckley
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2013-01-18
Description :  Wie Pech und Schwefel hielten die Schwestern Dana und Julie früher zusammen – bis ein tragisches Ereignis Dana zwang, ihr Zuhause zu verlassen. Sechzehn Jahre lang hat sie nicht mit Julie gesprochen. Als sie erfährt, dass ihre Schwester todkrank ist und nur ihre Nierenspende sie retten kann, kehrt sie in ihre Heimatstadt zurück. Doch sie kommt zu spät.<br/> In Black Bear muss Dana nicht nur erkennen, wie sehr sich die Stadt und ihre Bewohner verändert haben, sondern auch, dass Julie offenbar keines natürlichen Todes gestorben ist. Noch immer lauert eine unsichtbare tödliche Gefahr in der Stadt. Und sie droht alles zu zerstören, was Dana liebt.



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