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Alison Gaylin's debut book was nominated for an Edgar Award in the Best First Novel category. A graduate of Northwestern University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Alison lives with her husband and daughter in upstate New York.
When Brenna Spector was a child, her older sister stepped into a strange car never to be seen again. This traumatic event triggered in Brenda a rare neurological disorder that enables her to recall every detail of every day of her life, except - cruelly - that dark day when her sister disappeared. Nowadays Brenna puts her unusual skill to use as a missing persons investigator and it's while she's trying to find local woman Carol Wentz that she discovers connections to another child's disappearance, ten years earlier. Before too long a link to her own past emerges. Could this be the answer she's been hunting for all these years?
Following her bloody encounter with Senator Selwyn Grange... and his subsequent disappearance, tough-as-nails Sheriff Normandy Gold has begun to realize that the search for her estranged sister may be more complicated than first anticipated. With the trail leading right to the White House, it's now down to Normandy and Detective Sturges to discover exactly who is pulling the strings...
Can a stranger share your memories? That's the question that haunts PI Brenna Spector when she first sees footage of missing webcam performer Lula Belle. Naked but hidden in shadow, the 'performance artist' shares her deepest, darkest secrets with her unseen male audience . . . secrets that, to Brenna, are chillingly familiar. Brenna has perfect memory, able to recall in astonishing detail every moment of every day of her adult life. But her childhood - those carefree years before the traumatic disappearance of her sister, Clea - is frustratingly vague. When Brenna listens to the stories Lula Belle tells her audience, stories only Brenna and Clea could know, those years come to life again in vivid detail. Convinced the missing internet performer has ties to her sister, Brenna takes the case - and in her quest for Lula Belle unravels a web of obsession, sex, guilt, and murder that could regain her family . . . or cost her life.
From the Edgar-nominated author of Into the Dark comes the riveting and witty story of a teenage girl caught between her image-obsessed familystars of a hit reality show about her sextuplet siblingsand the long-buried truth about her biological father.With a major crush on an adorable pop star, annoying younger siblings, and a mom and stepdad who are too strict, Estella Blanchard is a typical teenage girlexcept that her daily struggles are plotlines on the reality show Seven Is Heaven, which relentlessly documents her life as the older half-sister of sextuplets. Estellas an Oscar-worthy actress at hiding her true feelings from the camera. However, she cant outrun the spotlight when she receives a Christmas present from her biological father...who died ten years ago under mysterious circumstances. Blamed for this sick prank, Estella is placed in an unorthodox support group for troubled child starsincluding a twenty-three-year-old has-been, a backstabbing drama queen, and a super-cute (but very off-limits) boy bander. And, as weird as the group is, when a creepy paparazzo starts stalking her, claiming that her dad is actually alive, Estella's going to need their help to uncover the truth and stay alive.
Can a stranger share your memories? Thats the question that haunts Brenna Spector when she first sees footage of missing webcam performer Lula Belle. Naked but hidden in shadow, the performance artist shares her deepest, darkest secrets with her unseen male audience . . . secrets that, to Brenna, are chillingly familiar.Brenna has perfect memory, able to recall in astonishing detail every moment of every day of her adult life. But her childhoodthose carefree years before the traumatic disappearance of her sister, Cleais frustratingly vague. When Brenna listens to the stories Lula Belle tells her audience, stories only Brenna and Clea could know, those years come to life again in vivid detail. Convinced the missing internet performer has ties to her sister, Brenna takes the caseand in her quest for Lula Belle unravels a web of obsession, sex, guilt, and murder that could regain her family . . . or cost her life.
Brenna Spector hat eine besondere Gabe: Sie kann sich an alles erinnern, jeden Moment ihres Lebens sehen, riechen, horen, schmecken. In ihrem Job als Privatdetektivin ist das ein Segen, fur sie personlich ein Fluch. Ihr neuester Fall: ein vermisstes Madchen. Brenna gerat schnell in einen Strudel aus Obsessionen, Sex, Schuld und Mord - und privaten Alptraumen. Ist die Vermisste etwa Brennas vor Jahren spurlos verschwundene kleine Schwester?
Occult cults and disturbing twists in another Alison Gaylin triumph - don't miss this frighteningly good romantic thriller After ditching a high-powered Manhattan job to join her lover Warren in a tiny, quaint Mexican town, Zoe Greene's ready for a more tranquil way of life. But as soon as she arrives in San Esteban, it's clear there's something very strange lurking behind its idyllic appearance. Creepy local customs, a gruesome recent murder, and Warren's peculiar disappearances do little to ease her fears. When tourists are killed, Zoe decides it's finally time to get to the bottom of the sinister goings-on. But it could be asking questions is really only asking for trouble...
Samantha Leiffer is back and in trouble again in the spine-tingling follow-up to the brilliant Hide Your Eyes After Samantha Leiffer witnessed a murder (and was nearly killed herself for doing so), life has never quite been the same. Everyone else seems just to think it's taking her a while to 'adjust' back to everyday reality, but increasingly Sam's convinced there's still something strange in the air. When a mysterious stranger hands her a note on the street warning her of 'danger' ahead, she knows the freakiness has gone way too far. And when people around her suddenly start dying, she knows her life is spiralling into darkness once more...
Tabloid reporter Simone Glass should be having a ball working for her trashy LA rag. After all, dishing out the dirt on the sleazy side of LA's celebrity culture isn't exactly rocket science. Strangely enough though, no one wants to talk to her on record, so she's forced to go undercover... But after a soap star's suspicious 'suicide', Simone's detective work suddenly takes a more sinister turn. It becomes clear there's a savage killer tearing Tinseltown apart. Simone may think she's piecing the jigsaw puzzle together, but is she about to become to the next Hollywood casualty?