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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

People you love can lie to you for the very best of reasons.

Maybe they want to protect you.

Maybe they want to hide a terrible secret of their own.

Maybe the just love you much they’ll do anything, Anything for you.

Maybe they’re just liars.

This is a book full of twists and turns!

 

In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car. Shortly after, she and her mother will leave the hospital and set out on a winding journey toward the Grand Canyon.

All Shelby knows  is that they’re running from dangers only her mother understands. And the further they travel, the more Shelby questions everything about her past – and her current reality. Forced to take advantage of the kindness of unsuspecting travelers, Shelby grapples with what’s real, what isn’t, and who she can trust…..if anybody.

Award-winning author Nick Lake proves his skills as a master storyteller in this heart-pounding new novel. This emotionally charged thrill rides leads to a shocking ending that will have readers flipping back to the beginning

Good Reads

 

May 1, 2015 Posted by | Family/Relationships, Suspense | , | Leave a comment

The Wreckage by Michael Robotham

If you enjoy reading edge of your seat action packed thrillers then Michael Robotham’s book are for you.

Set in the turbulent aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, The Wreckage pits Vincent Ruiz against powerful agents who will stop at nothing to bury secrets.

Billions of dollars are missing from Iraqi banks, and journalist Luca Terracini will risk everything to discover where it is. His Iraqi-American background has made it easier for him to infiltrate the darkest corners of the war, but death of his beloved Nicola in a suicide bombing has made him reckless. He has nothing left to lose.

In pursuit of the money, he meets UN representative Daniela Garner, who seems to know more about the heist than anyone else. She’s a valuable asset in Baghdad where the possibility of an explosion lurks at every checkpoint. Luca’s investigation proves volatile as well, and as he gets closer to the missing money, his actions begin to reverberate around the world.

In London, Richard North, a top-tier international banker and the one person who might be able to explain where the money has gone, vanishes. The manhunt for him will get Luca evicted from Iraq, separated from Daniela, and possibly end both his investigation and his life.

As usual, it’s all about the money: who has it, who’s lost it, and who’s ultimately going to pay, as clandestine agents emerge from the shadows and powerful nations seek to control information and bury secrets, whatever the cost.

Two seemingly unrelated stories collide in unexpected ways in this ambitious,  that demonstrates why Michael Robotham is a such a compelling writer.

 

 

 

August 28, 2014 Posted by | Action, Adventure, Suspense | | Leave a comment

The Killing woods by Lucy Christopher

The gripping new psychological thriller from the author of Stolen…..this book has been described as hard to put down and stunningly gripping!

Dangerous games are played at night………

Emily’s dad is accused of murdering a teenage girl. Emily is sure he is innocent, but what happened that night in the woods behind their house where she used to play as a child? Determined to find out, she seeks out Damon Hillary, the enigmatic boyfriend of the murdered girl. He also knows these woods. Maybe they could help each other. But he’s got secrets of his own about games that are played in the dark.

 

May 5, 2014 Posted by | Mystery, Relationships, Suspense, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Combustion by Steve Worland

Fans of Matthew Reilly will love this fast paced, action filled novel!

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Los Angeles. Traffic clogs the streets. Smog chokes the city.
And Zac Bunsen is going to burn it all down.


On a ruthless quest to save the planet, Bunsen releases the Swarm, an airborne nanotech virus that targets combustion engines and detonates their fuel supply. It is spectacularly, appallingly successful.

Terror and chaos reign as the City of Angels explodes. Every vehicle is now a deadly bomb and every freeway a war zone littered with bodies and twisted wrecks.

NASA astronaut Judd Bell and his best mate, Aussie chopper pilot Corey Purchase, must navigate the burning city in a desperate mission to stop Bunsen before he can execute the last phase of his horrific plan and send mankind back to the Stone Age.

 

September 12, 2013 Posted by | Adventure, Boys' read, Suspense | Leave a comment

How to Fall by Jane Casey

The first unputdownable YA crime thriller from bestselling author Jane Casey

SOMETIMES THE TRUTH HURTS…..SOMETIME IT KILLS

Freya is found drowned – but was it suicide or murder? Her cousin, Jess Tennant, is determined to uncover the truth. But asking questions may prove deadly – anyone could be a suspect and everyone is hiding something…

Can Jess unravel a mystery involving secret love, seething jealousy and a cliff-top in the pitch black of night .

This book was totally captivating from the first line to the last. Unlike books with a similar storyline, this book was so unpredictable and had me guessing what was about to happen up until the last page and when I reached it, i was reluctant to finish the book. I do not have a bad word to say about this book! Reviewed by Megan Charvill  GOOD READS

August 2, 2013 Posted by | Mystery, Suspense | | Leave a comment

Light by Michael Grant

This is the sixth and final heart-stopping installment in the bestselling “GONE” series. It is an exceptional page-turner one that is very hard not to put down.

This book is not for the fainthearted!

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Suddenly it’s a world without adults and normal has crashed and burned. When life as you know it ends at 15 everything changes.

It’s been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone. But now all eyes are on Perdido Beach as the barrier wall is now clear and life in the FAYZ is visible for the entire outside world to see. Parents are desperate to see their children and make contact with them but many don’t like what they see!

In the time since every person over the age of fourteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana’s malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her Nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. the society that Sam and Astrid have struggles so hard to build is about to be shattered for good.

Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle? Who will survive to see the light of day?

May 21, 2013 Posted by | Dystopian Fiction, Good and evil, Great series, Survival, Suspense | | Leave a comment

The Sacrifice (The Enemy #4) by Charlie Higson

The sickness destroyed everyone over the age of fourteen. All across London diseased adults are waiting, hungry predators with rotten flesh and ravaged minds.

Small Sam and his unlikely ally, The Kid, have survived. They’re safe with Ed and his friends at the Tower of London, but Sam is desperate to find his sister.

Their search for Ella means Sam and The Kid must cross the forbidden zone. And what awaits them there is more terrifying than any of the horror they’ve suffered so far .

Charlie Higson’s The Sacrifice holds all the scares, suspense, and gore of this bloody slaughter-like series, but this story also shows readers that surviving may not be enough. What we have to sacrifice day to day to survive in life plays a big part of this journey and a huge reason why I love Mr. Higson so much. Review by Laura Good Reads

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May 16, 2013 Posted by | Dystopian Fiction, Great series, Horror, Suspense | | Leave a comment

This is Not a Drill by Beck McDowell

A father who misses his son. 

A soldier home from war.

A man with nothing to lose.

When Brian Stutts walks into a first-grade classroom with a gun, Emery and Jake’s world is blown apart. They’re just teenagers helping to tutor some kids, but now they’re at the centre of a deadly hostage crisis.

While Jake tries to get a secret message to the outside world, Emery reaches out to the desperate, unstable man. But Brian Stutts is holding the gun, and one way or another he’s not leaving without his son.

This situation is a real tragedy that we sadly see happen in our world much too often. School shootings, school bombings; any school disaster is a parent’s worst fear.

“Fast-paced, suspenseful thriller…The hours-long standoff comes to a dramatic and violent climax… A vividly depicted and gripping tragedy.” 
–Kirkus Review

May 6, 2013 Posted by | Suspense | | Leave a comment

The Face on the Milk Cartoon by Caroline B Cooney

 THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON is so emotionally riveting that you’ll have a hard time putting the book down. Once you have finished it you will want  to get the next one in the series, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JANIE? 

No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing a dress with a narrow white collar—a three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey—she felt overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl—it was she. How could it possibly be true?

Janie can’t believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, but as she begins to piece things together, nothing makes sense. Something is terribly wrong. Are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson really her parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?

Caroline Cooney masterfully portrays teenagers going about their normal lives, while skillfully building the suspense to the shocking surprise ending.

April 22, 2013 Posted by | Family/Relationships, Suspense | | Leave a comment

Red by Libby Gleeson

This gripping story weaves natural disaster with suspenseful thriller, all through a character who doesn’t even remember her full name.

Mud. In her mouth, her nose, her eyes. Mud in her hair and caked on her neck and her arms. Mud filling her shoes and seeping through her clothes. She coughed, spat, tried to clear her throat.
“What’s your name?” the voice said again.
Red can’t answer. She can’t remember the cyclone. She doesn’t remember her name, where she lived, who her family might be. What can she do to find out who she is and where she belongs? Is there anyone she can trust to help her?   Good Reads

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June 1, 2012 Posted by | Mystery, Suspense | | Leave a comment