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';A daughter secretly infiltrates an Oregon cult to save her mother in this harrowing tale' from the author of Domestic Secrets (Publishers Weekly).Twelve years ago, Glory abandoned her two daughtersfour-year-old Ruby and baby Auroraat a fire station, running off to a man who promised love and protection. Though the refuge she hoped for turned out to be a sham, she believes Ruby and Aurora are better off without her. But Glory has since given birth to another daughter, who's clamoring for a life beyond their close-knit, tightly controlled world.Sixteen-year-old Ruby loves her adoptive parents, but she hasn't forgotten Glory. Now that she has her driver's license, Ruby sets out in search of her birth mother. What she finds is a ramshackle house of castaway women, referred to as ';sisters,' ruled over by a charismatic bully who monitors their every move.Glory would take ten-year-old Luna away in a heartbeat if they had somewhere to go. On good days, the girl is confined to the fenced-in yard; on bad days, she's sent to the dusty attic as punishment. When Ruby makes contact, Glory seizes on a chance for escape. Ruby is desperate to help, but how much does she owe to family she barely knowsand how can she fix someone else's life when she has so little power over her own?Praise for The Sisters';Thanks to its twisted plot and courageous characters, Noonan's portrait of the love between a mother and daughter is irresistible.' Publishers Weekly';Noonan's complex novel grips the reader with fully textured characters and page turning suspense. A heart wrenching book you won't soon forget.' New York Journal of Books
Sisterhood has a price . . .Pledging to Theta Pi at Merriwether University seemed to offer Emma Danelski a passport to friendship, fun, and popularity. But the excitement of pledge training quickly fades, as does the warmth of her so-called sisters. What's left is a stifling society filled with petty rules, bullying, and manipulation. Most haunting are the choices Emma makes in the wake of another sorority sister's suicide . . .It doesn't matter that no one else needs to know what Emma did, or how vastly different life at Theta House is from the glossy image it projects. Emma knows. And now, with her loyalties tested, she must decide which secrets are worth keeping and how far she'll go to protect them-and herself . . .Praise for Rosalind Noonan's Domestic Secrets"e;This suspenseful read is Noonan at her best. Fans will be eager to get their hands on her latest, and it doesn't disappoint."e; -Booklist"e;Noonan delivers another page-turning thriller whose deeply flawed characters draw you into a web of family secrets."e; -Kirkus Reviews"e;Recommended for readers wanting stories of dysfunctional families, scandal, and violence that involve entire communities."e; -Library Journal
Rachel Whalen and Ariel Alexander have been friends for more than a decade. Despite their differences--down-to-earth Rachel owns a local hair salon; Ariel is a vivacious former TV star determined to hold on to her looks--they've helped each other navigate single motherhood, banding together against the soccer moms of Timbergrove, Oregon. Yet lately, Rachel wonders about Ariel's increasingly erratic parenting and her clandestine love life. And Rachel can't reveal to anyone, even Ariel, how much she worries about her sullen, distant, younger son. When an unthinkable tragedy separates the two families, Rachel desperately tries to understand what went wrong. But as her assumptions are ripped away one by one, she must confront shattering revelations about the people she trusted and the suburban world that once seemed so safe. Rosalind Noonan explores both the bonds and the gulfs that exist between parents and children, friends and neighbors, in a suspenseful novel that is honest, intelligent, and thought provoking. Praise for Rosalind Noonan's And Then She Was Gone"e;Noonan writes another gripping family story that handles sensitive issues with grace. The timely plot will hold readers in its sway."e; --Booklist"e;Rosalind Noonan has done an excellent job tackling this difficult topic...The story is both sad and uplifting, an offering of hope that will remain in the forefront of your mind long after you finish the last chapter."e; --San Francisco Book Review
When Jane Ryan discovers she's pregnant with twin girls, she faces a heart wrenching decision. On her own and unable to afford to care for both babies, she sees no choice but to keep one and give up the other for adoption. But fourteen years later, Jane's decision comes full circle. "e;Family is everything."e; It's one of the first things Isabel, the twin Jane gave up, says when they unexpectedly meet. Without warning, she and her adoptive mother have moved to the town where Jane and her daughter, Harper, live. But are they really family? In the throes of a willful adolescence, Harper is as sullen as Isabel is eager to please. Still, the sisters appear to bond quickly--until unsettling things begin to happen. Disturbing pranks, questionable accidents, strange ailments. Are the girls allies, or enemies? Is Harper acting out, or is Isabel not all she seems? Soon, Jane is convinced there is something darker at work than sibling rivalry. But who is to blame, and is this only the beginning? In a novel that is both suspenseful and deeply emotional, Rosalind Noonan explores the complex challenges of motherhood, and of truly knowing what lies in another's heart--even those we love best.
When an abducted daughter is finally returned to her parents, a new struggle begins in the New York Timesbestselling author's ';gripping family story' (Booklist). Six years ago, eleven-year-old Lauren O'Neil vanished as she walked home from school. Her parents Rachel and Dan still scour their Oregon hometown, hoping against hope that their daughter is still alive. But when Lauren is finally rescued from a secluded farm, her return is nothing like Rachel imagined. The revelations of what Lauren endured are shocking. But most heartbreaking of all is that Rachel's bright-eyed, assertive daughter has become a stranger. After years of being told that her parents forgot her, Lauren is wary and distant. But Rachel refuses to lose her a second time. Little by little they must relearn what it means to be a family, trusting that their bond is strong enough to guide them back to each other.
A woman in the grips of post-partum depression must face every mother's worst nightmare in this novel by the New York Timesbestselling author. Lifestyle guru Chelsea Maynard has always wanted to be a mother. For years, she imagined the bliss of caring for a newborn with her husband in their lovely house. But after a difficult birth, those dreams have evaporated. As little Annabelle cries and cries, Chelsea battles sleep deprivation and feelings of isolation. When she seeks help for post-partum depression, her doctor is dismissive. With dark visions fueled by exhaustion and self-doubt, Chelsea is close to collapse and fearing for her sanity. But when an unthinkable crisis hits like a thunderbolt, Chelsea is compelled to face the fragility of lifeand the extraordinary depths of love.
A woman from an NYPD family must find her own sense of justice when tragedy strikes close to home in this novel of grief and courage.The daughter of a career cop, Bernadette Sullivan grew up with blue uniforms hanging in the laundry room and cops laughing around the dinner table. Her brother joined New York's finest, her sisters married cops, and Bernie is an assistant District Attorney. Collaring criminals, putting them away-it's what they do. And though lately Bernie feels a growing desire for a family of her own, she's never questioned her choices. Then a shooter targets a local coffee shop, and tragedy strikes the Sullivan family.Anger follows grief-and Bernie realizes that her father's idea of retribution is very different from her own. All her life, she's inhabited a clear-cut world of right and wrong, of morality and corruption. As Bernie struggles to protect the people she loves, she must also decide what it means to see justice served. And in her darkest hour, she will find out just what it means to be her father's daughter.
From the acclaimed author of One September Morning comes a gripping new novel that explores one family's journey in the wake of a horrific crime and its unexpected aftermath. Kate McGann is wrenched from sleep by the 3 a.m. phone call every parent dreads. Her nineteen-year-old son, Ben, is lying unconscious in a Syracuse hospital after being attacked in his sleep by an unknown assailant with a baseball bat.While Kate waits, frantically wishing for Ben to wake up and take back his life, she tries to uncover who could have done something so brutal. Ben's talent as a baseball player on his college team made some teammates jealous, but could any of them have hated him enough to do this? The crisis brings all of Ben's relationships into sharp focus--and also leads Kate to unsettling revelations about her marriage. And with each discovery, Kate learns what happens when a single unforeseen event changes everything, and the future you've taken for granted is snatched away in a heartbeat. . .Praise for Rosalind Noonan's One September Morning"e;Reminiscent of Jodi Picoult's kind of tale. . .it's a keeper!"e;--Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author"e;Written with great insight. . . Noonan delivers a fast-paced, character-driven tale with a touch of mystery."e; --Publishers Weekly"e;Noonan creates a unique thriller. . .a novel that focuses on the toll war takes on returning soldiers and civilians whose loved ones won't be coming home."e; --Booklist
The moment Abby Fitzgerald sees two soldiers approach her front door, she knows her husband is dead. John Stanton, who gave up his career as a star NFL running back to serve after 9/11, has been killed in Iraq. Suddenly Abby's kitchen is overflowing with casseroles brought by the army wives' club to which she has never really belonged. And her in-laws arrange a lavish funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in spite of Abby's misgivings. John had grown to hate the war even though he loved his country, and Abby can't reconcile the complex man she knew with the version being portrayed by self-serving politicians, military, and the media. Shell-shocked, Abby strives to cope with her own heartache while comforting John's loved ones, including his mother Sharice, his staunchly anti-war sister Madison, and his bitter younger brother Noah. But amidst her loss is a growing conviction that the truth about John's death is far from over. Gripping, thoughtful, and emotionally powerful, One September Morning is a story of loyalty and betrayal, of a shattered family's journey toward healing, and of the courage it takes to confront the truth not just about our enemies, but about those we love best.