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Vanessa

Vanessa

Author: Wensley Clarkson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241961688
Pages: 328
Year: 2011-10-06
This is the compelling and disturbing true story of Vanessa George and the evil abuse she doled out upon th children of more than 300 families. As a nursery worker, wife and mother, she was a figure to place trust in. Yet her adulterous relationship and sick love triangle with Colin Blanchard and Angela Allen drew her into a dark world of violence and sexual abuse. To compete for Blanchard's attention she would do everything in her power to impress him, even if this meant committing unspeakable acts of sexual violence on children as young as two years old. What could have driven a mother to betray not only her daughters and loving husband but the very families who entrusted her with their children? How could a seemingly caring women become engaged in a sordid and vile love triangle with a man and woman she had never met? Were there events in her own childhood that pushed her to commit these acts? True crime expert Wensley Clarkson pieces together the events surrounding the case as well as new investigative research to compile a fascinating yet disturbing account of a case which shocked a nation. We may never know the full extent of Vanessa George's cruelty, but the horror of her story will remain as a chilling memory for generations.
Deliver Me From Evil

Deliver Me From Evil

Author: Alloma Gilbert
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330540114
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-01-14
Evan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything . . . and anyone. In search of new opportunities, Waller has just begun a new business venture: one that could lead to millions of deaths all over the globe. On Waller's trail is Shaw, the mysterious operative from The Whole Truth, who must prevent Waller from closing his latest deal. Shaw's one chance to bring him down will come in the most unlikely of places: a serene, bucolic village in Provence. But Waller's depravity and ruthlessness go deeper than Shaw knows. And now, there is someone else pursuing Waller in Provence -Reggie Campion, an agent for a secret vigilante group headquartered in a musty old English estate- and she has an agenda of her own. Hunting the same man and unaware of each other's mission, Shaw and Reggie will be caught in a deadly duel of nerve and wits. Deliver Us From Evil is Hitchcockian in its intimate buildup of suspense and filled with the remarkable characters, breathtaking plot turns, and blockbuster finale that are David Baldacci's hallmarks.
Punished: A mother’s cruelty. A daughter’s survival. A secret that couldn’t be told.

Punished: A mother’s cruelty. A daughter’s survival. A secret that couldn’t be told.

Author: Vanessa Steel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007287925
Pages: 336
Year: 2009-02-02
‘Punished’ is the inspiring true story of an unusual little girl, Vanessa, whose childhood was devastated by torture and abuse at the hands of her sadistic mother. Vanessa was nearly destroyed until she discovered a secret that ultimately saved her life.
If God, Why Evil?

If God, Why Evil?

Author: Norman L. Geisler
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441214658
Pages: 176
Year: 2011-02-01
Bestselling author and apologist takes on one of the most difficult questions Christians face. How can an omnipotent, loving God preside over a world filled with evil and suffering? The author's approach is concise, systematic, and clearly communicated, just what Geisler fans have grown to expect. In addition to relying on time-tested solutions to the problem of evil, the author also presents a compelling new way to think about this puzzle.
Evil Beyond Belief

Evil Beyond Belief

Author: Wensley Clarkson
Publisher: Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1904034462
Pages: 369
Year: 2005
Dr. Harold Shipman was a pillar of the community, serving on local committees, donating prizes to sports clubs, and organizing charity collections. His patients saw him as kind, attentive and never too busy to chat. Yet behind this charming facade lay a prolific serial killer with at least 300 suspected victims. Small, bespectacled Dr. Shipman was making house calls—and then committing murder with bloodcurdling expertise and professionalism. This book looks behind the man and reveals how Shipman continued to be a doting husband and father, trusted and liked by most of his patients. It looks at how he was able to get away with murder for so long and why he was driven by a lust for death.
The Girl with No Name

The Girl with No Name

Author: Marina Chapman
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453298576
Pages: 336
Year: 2013-04-09
The unbelievable true story of a young girl who is abandoned in the Colombian jungle and finds asylum in the most unlikely of places—with a troop of capuchin monkeys​ In 1954, in a remote mountain village in South America, a little girl was abducted. She was four years old. Marina Chapman was stolen from her housing estate and then abandoned deep in the Colombian jungle. That she survived is a miracle. Two days later, half-drugged, terrified, and starving, she came upon a troop of capuchin monkeys. Acting entirely on instinct, she tried to do what they did: she ate what they ate and copied their actions, and little by little, learned to fend for herself. So begins the story of her five years among the monkeys, during which time she gradually became feral; she lost the ability to speak, lost all inhibition, lost any real sense of being human, replacing the structure of human society with the social mores of her new simian family. But society was eventually to reclaim her. At age ten, she was discovered by a pair of hunters who took her to the lawless Colombian city of Cucuta where, in exchange for a parrot, they sold her to a brothel. When she learned that she was to be groomed for prostitution, she made her plans to escape. But her adventure wasn’t over yet . . . In the vein of Slumdog Millionaire and City of God, this rousing story of a lost child who overcomes the dangers of the wild and the brutality of the streets to finally reclaim her life will astonish readers everywhere.
Practicing What You Preach

Practicing What You Preach

Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 075824424X
Pages: 304
Year: 2009-06-01
The wedding between Angela Gabriel and Brent Underwood promises to be the Birmingham event of the year--and aspiring event planner Melissa Anderson has been working feverishly to make it happen. During this hectic time, she even agrees to go out on a date with a most unlikely prospect: Marcus Peeples. When it came to Marcus, it definitely wasn't love at first sight. But after a lovely evening together of Bible study at Followers of Jesus Faith Worship Center, Melissa has a change of heart. She learns not only is Marcus a successful investor, but he's also a gifted minister. There's just one hitch: He's divorced--a fact Melissa can't reconcile with scripture even though she knows he's a good man and father. But when Marcus's diva ex-wife decides she wants him back, Melissa soon discovers love, divorce, and faith have quite a bit in common. . . Praise for Vanessa Davis Griggs and her novels. . . "This inspirational novel leaves the reader eager to know what Griggs plans next for this spiritual family." --Publishers Weekly on Blessed Trinity
Primates of Park Avenue

Primates of Park Avenue

Author: Wednesday Martin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476762716
Pages: 272
Year: 2016-05-31
"Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers' snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Her conclusions are smart, thought-provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday's memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want--safety, happiness, and success--and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday's life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world--the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood"--
Pure Evil

Pure Evil

Author: Maureen Harvey
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 1844545733
Pages: 280
Year: 2008-05-01
On 1st December 1996, 25-year-old Lee Harvey was stabbed 42 times in a frenzied knife attack. His girlfriend, Tracie Andrews, claimed he had been murdered in a road rage attack and appeared at a press conference making an emotional appeal for witnesses to the crime. Later, the horrific truth about what really happened that night became apparent.
Shades of Evil

Shades of Evil

Author: Shirley Wells
Publisher: C & R Crime
ISBN: 1849015562
Pages: 320
Year: 2011-04-21
Residents of the sleepy Lancashire village of Kelton Bridge, where forensic psychologist Jill Kennedy has made her home, are looking forward to Christmas. But then the body of a young woman is discovered on the bleak hillside and, for some, life will never be the same again. The season of goodwill has bypassed Jill's colleague DCI Max Trentham. Having spent the past four months looking into the disappearance of schoolgirl Yasmin Smith, Max now begins the hunt for Lauren Cole's killer. And all the evidence points to one man. But Max's chief suspect is Jill's neighbour and she refuses to believe him guilty of the brutal murder. Yet, as they delve into his past, Jill to clear her friend's name and Max to secure a conviction, Jill is forced to question her own judgement. And then another body is found... Praise for Shirley Wells: 'A fantastic new novel... a thrilling whodunnit' Peoples Friend 'Wonderful, individual and realistic characters' Booklist 'Always a treat' Fiction Feast magazine 'A deft combination of police procedural and psychological thriller' Kirkus Reviews
Impulse

Impulse

Author: Vanessa Garden
Publisher:
ISBN: 0648035816
Pages: 264
Year: 2016-09-01
Love lies deep in the heart of the ocean... When Miranda Sun returns to Marin on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, this time of her own free will, she quickly learns that her worst fears have been realised. The glittering underwater city is not as she had left it, nor too is Marko, the young king who has dominated her thoughts and heart for the last twelve months since leaving Marin. Miranda, however, has not made the journey to Marin alone, and now must contend with not only Marko's evil brother Damir but more surprisingly her sister Lauren who has an agenda of her own. Marko's power begins to wane and with cracks beginning to show in the domed Utopian city, and veiled danger lurking everywhere, she quickly learns that in this dazzling city full of beautiful people she can trust no-one but herself. If Miranda wants to survive, she must decide between the hardened sensibilities in her head and the hungers of her heart. Will her decision cause more heartache or can she help to save Marko's throne?
Captivate

Captivate

Author: Vanessa Garden
Publisher: Harlequin Enterpises AU
ISBN: 1488711283
Pages: 304
Year: 2014-01-01
In a glittering underwater world, nothing is as it seems... For the past twelve months since her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old Miranda Sun has harboured a dark secret — a secret that has strained the close relationship she once shared with her older sister, Lauren. In an effort to repair this broken bond, Miranda’s grandparents whisk the siblings away on a secluded beach holiday. But before Miranda gets a chance to confess her life-changing secret, she’s dragged underwater by a mysterious stranger while taking a midnight swim. Awakening days later, Miranda discovers that she’s being held captive in a dazzling underwater city by an arrogant young man named Marko...the King of this underwater civilisation! Nineteen-year-old Marko intends to marry Miranda in order to keep his crown from falling into the sinister clutches of his half-brother, Damir. There’s only one problem: Miranda is desperate to return home to right things with her sister and she wants nothing to do with Marko. Trying to secure her freedom, Miranda quickly forms an alliance with Robbie — Marko’s personal guard. However, she soon discovers that even underwater, people are hiding dangerous secrets...
Explaining Hitler

Explaining Hitler

Author: Ron Rosenbaum
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306823195
Pages: 520
Year: 2014-07-08
In Explaining Hitler, Ron Rosenbaum investigates the meanings and motivations people have attached to Hitler and his crimes against humanity. What does Hitler tell us about the nature of evil? In often dramatic encounters, Rosenbaum confronts historians, scholars, filmmakers, and deniers as he skeptically analyzes the key strains of Hitler interpretation. A balanced and thoughtful overview of a subject both frightening and profound, this is an extraordinary quest, an expedition into the war zone of Hitler theories, “a provocative work of cultural history that is as compelling as it is thoughtful, as readable as it is smart” (New York Times). First published in 1998 to rave reviews, Explaining Hitler became a New York Times–bestseller. This new edition is an update of that classic and a critically important contribution to the study of the twentieth century's darkest moment.
Sleeping with the Devil

Sleeping with the Devil

Author: Vanessa Marlow
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466848154
Pages: 336
Year: 2013-07-02
USA Today bestselling author Cheryl Holt wanted to free herself from all restraint and write a novel exploring the darkest, most secret reaches of the erotic imagination So she created the alter-ego Vanessa Marlow, and the novel she wrote is...Sleeping With The Devil Meg White leads a comfortable life as a chef in Portland. Nothing prepared her for a man like Jordan Blair, the rich, magnetic stranger who seduces her and introduces her to a life of luxury--and sin. Obsessed with Jordan and drawn to his dark sexual kinks, Meg allows him to transform her into a sophisticated beauty with no ties to her past. But soon she's trapped in a web of lust and sexual depravity. She doesn't know whether the man who's consumed her life is good or evil, whether her nights are filled with pleasure or pain--or how she'll ever survive.
Facing Evil

Facing Evil

Author: CL. Hart
Publisher: P D Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1933720166
Pages: 344
Year: 2007-01
"Detective Abby Stanfield worked tirelessly to bring serial killer Billy Ward to justice, but when his case is thrown out of court, Abby loses control and publicly threatens to kill him. Forced to take a leave of absence from her job, Abby heads to a mountain resort where she meets Sarah Murphy. Abby and Sarah experience many twists and turns -- love, heartache, and the brutality of a serial killer. But can they survive the biggest twist? Billy ends up dead and Abby is his accused killer"--P. [4] of cover.