Echoes in the Darkness

Echoes in the Darkness
  • Author : Joseph Wambaugh
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 420
  • Relase : 1987-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780553269321

Echoes in the Darkness Book Review:

On June 25, 1989, the naked corpse of schoolteacher Susan Reinert was found wedged into her hatchback car in a hotel parking lot near Philadelphia's "Main Line." Her two children had vanished. The Main Line Murder Case burst upon the headlines--and wasn't resolved for seven years. Now, master crime writer Joseph Wambaugh reconstructs the case from its roots, recounting the details, drama, players and pawns in this bizarre crime that shocked the nation and tore apart a respectable suburban town. The massive FBI and state police investigation ultimately centered on two men. Dr. Jay C. Smith--By day he was principal of Upper Merion High School where Susan Reinert taught. At night he was a sadist who indulged in porno, drugs, and weapons. William Bradfield--He was a bearded and charismatic English teacher and classics scholar, but his real genius was for juggling women--three at a time. One of those women was Susan Reinert. How these two men are connected, how the brilliant murder was carried off, and how the investigators closed this astounding case makes for Wambaugh's most compelling book yet.

An Echo in the Darkness

An Echo in the Darkness
  • Author : Francine Rivers
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 482
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0842313079

An Echo in the Darkness Book Review:

This classic series has inspired nearly 2 million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use. #2 An Echo in the Darkness: Turning away from the opulence of Rome, Marcus is led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul.

Echoes in the Darkness

Echoes in the Darkness
  • Author : Jannis Kounellis
  • Publisher : Trolley Limited
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047907632

Echoes in the Darkness Book Review:

In the Greek port of Piraeus, there is a small tramp steamer moored at the dock. The Ionion's cargo decks are laden with the works of the Italian artist Jannis Kounellis, born in Piraeus in 1936. The ship, and its manifest, are a metaphor for the high priest of Arte Povera, the art movement founded in Italy in the late 1960s.

Echoes of Darkness

Echoes of Darkness
  • Author : Jadie Hager,David Hager
  • Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2021-10-05
  • ISBN : 9781683073048

Echoes of Darkness Book Review:

A missionary family, a violent attack, and one woman’s brave determination to break free from trauma. Jadie’s story is one of forgiveness, hope, healing, and victory in Christ. When she was a young girl, Jadie (and her missionary family) experienced a brutal attack while on the island of Palau in the South Pacific. That one hellish night left her physically, emotionally, and spiritually damaged. Jadie had the choice to live the life of a victim or to walk the hard road of healing that leads to wholeness in Christ. Though she faced physical injury, emotional scarring (including avoidance, memory loss, and regression), and spiritual attacks (including hopelessness, lack of identity, flashbacks, night terrors, and paralyzing fear of a “man in black”), Echoes of Darkness is a story of hope. Only by learning her true identity in Christ, learning the true meaning of forgiveness, and learning how to rightly apply faith and her authority in Christ to her situation was she able to move from victim to victor and experience a life of true freedom and complete wholeness.

Wrath

Wrath
  • Author : D. Smith
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 156
  • Relase : 2021-08-29
  • ISBN : 9798451546109

Wrath Book Review:

From the Scrolls of Metatron: A millennium after humanity was expelled from the Garden, a great darkness seeped into the land. Banished from the light, Lucifer schemed with his Fallen to corrupt Earth and conquer Heaven. It is said that, with the help of earthbound demons and other wicked creatures, Lucifer began to break the seals that imprisoned him and his loyal generals in the Pit and that soon he would lead his infernal Legions against the Creator and his archangels. Zeus, one of the Nephilim of Olympus, gathered the world's godlings, monsters, and men to make a final stand between Heaven and Hell. This is the tale of the first battle.

Echoes of War

Echoes of War
  • Author : Cheryl Campbell
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2019-09-10
  • ISBN : 9781684630073

Echoes of War Book Review:

Decades of war started by a genocidal faction of aliens threatens the existence of any human or alien resisting their rule on Earth. Dani survives by scavenging enough supplies to live another day while avoiding the local military and human-hunting Wardens. But then she learns that she is part of the nearly immortal alien race of Echoes—not the human she’s always thought herself to be—and suddenly nothing in her life seems certain. Following her discovery of her alien roots, Dani risks her well-being to save a boy from becoming a slave—a move that only serves to make her already-tenuous existence on the fringes of society in Maine even more unstable, and which forces her to revisit events and people from past lives she can’t remember. Dani believes the only way to defeat the Wardens and end their dominance is to unite the Commonwealth’s military and civilians, and she becomes resolved to play her part in this battle. Her attempts to change the bleak future facing the humans and Echoes living on Earth suffering under the Wardens will lead her to clash with a tyrant determined to kill her and all humankind—a confrontation that even her near-immortal heritage may not be able to help her survive.

Blood Echoes

Blood Echoes
  • Author : Thomas H. Cook
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2011-09-06
  • ISBN : 9781453228074

Blood Echoes Book Review:

Edgar Award Finalist: A true-crime account of a vicious massacre and the legal battles that followed. It was not a clever killing. On May 5, 1973, three men escaped from a Maryland prison and disappeared. Joined by a fifteen-year-old brother, they surfaced in Georgia, where they were spotted joyriding in a stolen car. Within a week, the four young men were arrested on suspicion of committing one of the most horrific murders in American history. Jerry Alday and his family were eating Sunday dinner when death burst through the door of their cozy little trailer. Their six bodies are only the beginning of Thomas H. Cook’s retelling of this gruesome story; the horrors continued in the courtroom. Based on court documents, police records, and interviews with the surviving family members, this is a chilling look at the evil that can lurk just around the corner.

Joseph Wambaugh and the Jay Smith Case

Joseph Wambaugh and the Jay Smith Case
  • Author : Jay Charles Smith
  • Publisher : Xlibris
  • Pages : 439
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080850657

Joseph Wambaugh and the Jay Smith Case Book Review:

No reader of this book will be more surprised than was the public by the truly bizarre beliefs and benthic depths of the evil (the Supreme Court's repeated word, evil) encountered in this longest murder investigation in Pennsylvania's history thirteen years. Over fifty state troopers, eighteen FBI agents, and numerous local police departments were involved as this longest investigation began when the naked body of Susan Reinert was found, obviously sexually abused, a "strap-on" sexual device lying near her corpse. Her body was found stuffed in the tire well of her Plymouth Horizon and left with the liftgate open. A midthirties female, just five feet tall, round hips that resembled a "glistening white soccer ball," according to witnesses that passed by the open liftgate, not knowing it was a corpse. Susan Reinert was a teacher in the English department in the elite, upper-middle class, Upper Merion Senior High School, located fifteen miles north of Philadelphia. In that same English department was William Bradfield Jr. a six-foot-three, former Haverford College wrestler from a Main Line family; his father, was the vice president of Western Electric. As the head of the teachers union, Bradfield wielded power that he was not afraid to use to protect his fellow teachers and to sexually exploit those that appealed to him. He developed a small cult of three other teachers in the English department, and an eighteen-year-old beauty, prom-queen type, high school student from one his classes. The cult was called the VAMPZ, Valaitis and Pappas, males, the other three females all three servicing Bradfield every which way a female could. Bradfield was a close friend of the famous poet Ezra Pound from whom he absorbed a weird psychological viewpoint developed by a famous Frenchman, named Remy de Gourmant. After studying corpses, de Gourmont deduced that the brain fluid was related to the semen. Ejaculation of semen produced stimulation of the brain fluid, which produced increased creativity according to de Gourmont! Suffice it to say Bradfield, driven to be creative, became very promiscuous, and, with his position as teachers union president, "helped" many single women and men. Yes, men too, a strap-on works on both sexes. Bradfield, a strapping hunk, was able to and strapped all he could from eighteen to eighty. If they had trouble walking, he'd carry them. Susan Reinert tried to stop Bradfield's promiscuity with her required marriage plan plus an inheritance of close to a million dollars, a nice bundle along with her body. He decided to do away with the body and keep Susan Reinert's inheritance, blaming the high school principal, Jay Smith, for Reinert's murder and the murder of her two children. Enter the justice people, Pennsylvania's Attorney General and Pennsylvania State Police detectives. After Susan Reinert's body was found, they also found Bradfield's sexual involvement with Susan Reinert that he tried to deny and to cover up. With all the publicity that surrounded the murders of Reinert and her two children, including New York and California, plus the sex angle and strange sex philosophy, famous cop-books author, Joseph Wambaugh, got interested and came to the King of Prussia-Valley Forge area to write the story called the Main Line Sex Murders by some, the Valley Forge Murders by others. Wambaugh met secretly with the investigators and promised them money, $50,000 plus hero parts, provided they arrested Principal Jay Smith as well as Bradfield for the murders. Without Jay Smith, there would be no story. No book. No movie. No moola. The detectives framed Smith so they could get the money and so the book would be written. The frame-up of Principal Jay Smith was hidden for twelve years. Also hidden was the secret Wambaugh Agreement involving the investigators. At a sensational hearing before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the details were thrashed out between Smith's attorney and the attorneys from the Attorney Gen

The Black Echo

The Black Echo
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2002-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780759525771

The Black Echo Book Review:

An LAPD homicide detective must choose between justice and vengeance as he teams up with the FBI in this "thrilling" novel filled with mystery and adventure (New York Times Book Review). For maverick LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal . . . because the murdered man was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who had fought side by side with him in a hellish underground war. Now Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit. Pitted against enemies inside his own department and forced to make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, Bosch goes on the hunt for a killer whose true face will shock him.

The Echo Man

The Echo Man
  • Author : Richard Montanari
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2017-02-07
  • ISBN : 9780062467423

The Echo Man Book Review:

In this gripping, unforgettable thriller for readers of James Patterson and Lisa Gardner, someone is recreating infamous unsolved murders… and the killer is closer than anyone could imagine. Fall in Philadelphia. A man’s corpse is found in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. It’s unmistakably the work of a killer. But to homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano, it feels familiar. Eight years ago, another body was found in the same place, in the same position… killed in the same manner. Even the crime-scene photos are identical. That case was never closed. And now more copycat murders are happening. Someone is recreating the city’s most infamous unsolved killings, victim by victim — with more clues for Byrne and Balzano to unravel… Taut and suspenseful, The Echo Man is already an international bestseller. Discover what readers around the world already know: Richard Montanari’s novels are “relentlessly suspenseful” (Tess Gerritsen).

Echoes in the Dark

Echoes in the Dark
  • Author : Sun Chi Okereke
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3799978

Echoes in the Dark Book Review:

Distant Echo

Distant Echo
  • Author : Val McDermid
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2010-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781443401784

Distant Echo Book Review:

Val McDermid's The Distant Echo is, even more so than with her previous work, a masterpiece of trickery and misdirection. In 1978, four male students find the body of Rosie Duff half-buried in the snow and their lives are variously damaged by the suspicion that falls on them when the murder is never solved; a quarter of a century later, the case is reopened and suddenly the quartet start to be killed one after the other.

Mark of the Lion Gift Collection

Mark of the Lion Gift Collection
  • Author : Francine Rivers
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 1448
  • Relase : 2012-09-14
  • ISBN : 1414382960

Mark of the Lion Gift Collection Book Review:

The complete 3-book historical Christian fiction series by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece. Travel to first-century Rome in this classic series and discover what has inspired millions of readers worldwide. This Collection bundles all three titles from the Mark of the Lion series into one volume. A Voice in the Wind, the first book in the trilogy, introduces readers to Hadassah, a young Jewish girl captured and sold into slavery but still holding firm to her faith in God. Though torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, Hadassah becomes a shining beacon of light in the darkness and depravity around her. In An Echo in the Darkness, Marcus, a wealthy Roman aristocrat touched by Hadassah’s sincere belief, begins to wonder if there’s more to this life. As he continues to search for meaning and faith, he is led by a whispering voice from the past that could set him free from the darkness of his soul. The trilogy concludes with As Sure as the Dawn, which follows Atretes, the high chief of a Germanic tribe who fought as a gladiator and won his freedom. As Atretes sets out to return home with his infant son, only one thing stands in his way: Rizpah, a Christian widow who has cared for the baby since his birth. All three books in this latest Collection include a preface from Francine Rivers and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use. “Francine Rivers puts readers right into the history of the moment.” —Romantic Times “Francine Rivers without a doubt is one of the finest storytellers of our generation. . . . No one reading her books will ever be the same again.” —Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author “As we ‘watch’ Hadassah and Atretes struggle through first-century trials, we learn how to handle similar situations in the twenty-first century. The ‘costumes’ may vary, but our Lord does not change.” —Angela Hunt “Francine redefined Christian fiction—honest, unflinching, powerful, life-changing—demonstrating why storytelling is the most effective way to communicate God’s truth. Every Christian novelist writing today owes a debt of gratitude to Francine Rivers for lighting the way.” —Liz Curtis Higgs “Francine Rivers writes from her heart to touch the hearts of her readers. Her books are essential reading for all who love Christian fiction.” —Bodie Thoene

Daughter of Darkness

Daughter of Darkness
  • Author : Virginia Andrews
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2010-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781849833615

Daughter of Darkness Book Review:

Seventeen-year-old Lorelei Patio is the adopted daughter of a two-hundred-year-old vampire, Sergio Patio. She never realized why her family has had to move often or why she is not permitted to get too friendly with other young people. In fact, except for one shocking moment, that seemed more like a dream, Lorelei never fully realized who and what her father was, nor what her sisters were brought up to do for him. But one day, that all changed. Sergio's 'daughters' serve a very important purpose: they are all beautiful young ladies who can easily attract - and lure - men so Sergio can feed on their blood. And now Daddy expects Lorelei to be the obedient daughter he needs and bring him new victims. But when Lorelei meets the shy but handsome Buddy in school, she quickly falls in love with him. He feels the same way, but wonders why she doesn't want to take him home to meet her father. Lorelei knows what will happen if she does and tries desperately to keep her two worlds apart, but she knows she can never truly escape her fate as a daughter of darkness.

Echo

Echo
  • Author : Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2015-02-24
  • ISBN : 9780545576505

Echo Book Review:

2016 Newbery Honor Book New York Times Bestseller An impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller! Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, Echo pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation to create a wholly original novel that will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.

Echoes from the Dead

Echoes from the Dead
  • Author : Johan Theorin
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2008-11-25
  • ISBN : 9780440338154

Echoes from the Dead Book Review:

On a gray September day, on an island off the coast of Sweden, six -year -old Jens Davidsson ventured out of his backyard, walked out into a fog, and vanished….Now twenty years have passed, and in this magnificent debut novel of suspense—a runaway bestseller in Sweden—the boy’s mother returns to the place where her son disappeared, drawn by a chilling package sent in the mail… In it, lovingly wrapped, is one of Jens’ sandals—sandals Julia Davidsson put on her son’s feet that very last morning. Now, with only a handful of clues, Julia and her father are questioning islanders who were present the day Jens vanished—and making a shocking connection to Öland’s most notorious murder case: the killing spree of a wealthy young man who fled the island and died years before Jens was even born. Suddenly the island that once seemed so achingly familiar turns strange and dangerous… Until Julia finds herself facing truths she never imagined—about what really happened on that September day twenty years ago, about who may have crossed paths with little Jens in the fog, and how a child could truly vanish without a trace…until now.

A Voice in the Wind

A Voice in the Wind
  • Author : Francine Rivers
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2012-09-21
  • ISBN : 9781414383378

A Voice in the Wind Book Review:

Book 1 in the 3-book historical Christian fiction series by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece. The first book in the beloved Mark of the Lion series, A Voice in the Wind brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget—Hadassah. While wealthy Roman citizens indulge their every whim, Jews and barbarians are bought and sold as slaves and gladiators in the bloodthirsty arena. Amid the depravity around her, a young Jewish slave girl becomes a light in the darkness. Even as she’s torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, Hadassah clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of a decadent empire. Includes discussion questions suitable for individual use or group discussions “Francine unlocks the longing in each one of us to connect to God in a deeper, life-changing way. No one reading her books will ever be the same again.” —Debbie Macomber “As we ‘watch’ Hadassah and Atretes struggle through first-century trials, we learn how to handle similar situations in the twenty-first century. The ‘costumes’ may vary, but our Lord does not change.” —Angela Hunt “Francine redefined Christian fiction—honest, unflinching, powerful, life-changing—demonstrating why storytelling is the most effective way to communicate God’s truth. Every Christian novelist writing today owes a debt of gratitude to Francine Rivers for lighting the way.” —Liz Curtis Higgs “Francine Rivers writes from her heart to touch the hearts of her readers. Her books are essential reading for all who love Christian fiction.” —Bodie Thoene “Francine Rivers puts readers right into the history of the moment.” —Romantic Times

Into the Darkness

Into the Darkness
  • Author : V.C. Andrews
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2012-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781451650952

Into the Darkness Book Review:

DESPITE THE BRILLIANT SUNSHINE, I FELT A CHILL SURGE THROUGH ME. I PAUSED AND LOOKED AT THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR. WAS MY CONVERSATION WITH BRAYDEN JUST ANOTHER ONE OF MY FANTASIES? As lovely as one of the precious gems at her parents’ jewelry store, Amber Taylor is shy and introspective—qualities misread by others as being stuck up and superior. Facing a long, lonely summer working at the family shop, Amber’s world lights up when the Matthews family suddenly moves in to the house next door, a property that has stood neglected for the longest time. And when she meets Brayden Matthews, an only child just like her, Amber soon becomes infatuated with this handsome, quirky young man who seems to know her innermost feelings almost before she does, who takes her places she never knew existed in her small town. Their connection is electrifying, unlike anything Amber’s felt before. But as quickly as he appears, Brayden vanishes into the darkness. And finding out the truth about him will push Amber Taylor to the edge of madness. . . .

The Blooding

The Blooding
  • Author : Joseph Wambaugh
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 428
  • Relase : 2016-04-20
  • ISBN : 9780804150705

The Blooding Book Review:

Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough. Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved. Three years later the killer strikes again, raping and strangling teenager Dawn Ashforth only a stone's throw from where Lynda was so brutally murdered. But it will take four years, a scientific breakthrough, the largest manhunt in British crime annals, and the blooding of more than four thousand men before the real killer is found.

The Darkness Echoing

The Darkness Echoing
  • Author : Dr Gillian O'Brien
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2020-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781781620519

The Darkness Echoing Book Review:

The Irish Times Top 10 Bestseller! From war to revolution, famine to emigration, The Darkness Echoing travels around Ireland bringing its dark past to life It's no secret that the Irish are obsessed with misery, suffering and death. And no wonder, for there is darkness everywhere you look: in cemeteries and castles, monuments and museums, stories and songs. In The Darkness Echoing, Gillian O'Brien tours Ireland's most deliciously dark heritage sites, delving into the stories behind them and asking what they reveal about the Irish. Energetic, illuminating and surprisingly funny, The Darkness Echoing challenges old, accepted narratives about Ireland, and asks intriguing questions about Ireland's past, present and future. 'My history book of the year' Ryan Tubridy 'As thought-provoking as it is informative and entertaining' Irish Times 'Hugely enjoyable, thought-provoking and informative ... An essential read' History Ireland