The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250231620

Total Pages:352

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In The Perfect Father, New York Times bestselling author John Glatt reveals the tragedy of the Watts family, whose seemingly perfect lives played out on social media—but the truth would lead to a vicious and heartbreaking murder. In the early morning hours of August 13th, 2018, Shanann Watts was dropped off at home by a colleague after returning from a business trip. It was the last time anyone would see her alive. By the next day, Shanann and her two young daughters, Bella and Celeste, had been reported missing, and her husband, Chris Watts, was appearing on the local news, pleading for his family’s safe return. But Chris Watts already knew that he would never see his family again. Less than 24 hours after his desperate plea, Watts made a shocking confession to police: he had strangled his pregnant wife to death and smothered their daughters, dumping their bodies at a nearby oil site. Heartbroken friends and neighbors watched in shock as the movie-star handsome, devoted family man they knew was arrested and charged with first degree murder. The mask Chris had presented to the world in his TV interviews and the family’s Facebook accounts was slipping—and what lay beneath was a horrifying image of instability, infidelity, and boiling rage. In this first major account of the case, bestselling author and journalist John Glatt reveals the truth behind the tragedy and constructs a chilling portrait of one of the most shocking family annihilator cases of the 21st century.

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The Perfect Father

Author:Charlotte Duckworth

Publisher:Quercus Publishing

ISBN:1529408296

Total Pages:384

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'Compulsively readable and with an ending you will not see coming' WOMAN & HOME 'A real thrill ride' HEAT 'The perfect read. Surprising and original' LESLEY KARA 'Masterful . . . a great twist' HARRIET TYCE THE PERFECT HUSBAND . . . After a difficult pregnancy, Esther is grateful that her husband Robin offers to put his career on hold so that she can return to the job she loves. But Esther finds leaving her daughter Riley behind more challenging than she'd thought. And soon the new imbalance in her relationship with Robin brings old tensions to the surface. OR A PERFECT LIE? Then one day Esther arrives home from work to find Robin and Riley are missing. As the police investigate their disappearance, it becomes clear that nothing about this modern-day family is what it seems... Is Robin the perfect father everyone thinks he is? Or was it all a perfect lie? 'Doctor Foster meets Gone Girl' BP WALTER 'A real thriller of a ride with a twist I did NOT see coming' NIKKI SMITH 'An emotional and intelligently written thriller' ELISABETH CARPENTER 'Had me hooked from the first page' RUTH HEALD 'Realistic, gripping, emotional and distinctive' NICOLA MOSTYN 'Unpredictable, tense and engrossing' REBECCA FLEET 'I love Charlotte's dark, messy takes on modern relationships' CLAIRE MCGOWAN 'Fresh, thrilling and packed with unstoppable tension' LAUREN NORTH ********** READERS ARE LOVING THE PERFECT FATHER 'Deceit, ambition, suspense and betrayal: this book has it all' ***** 'Gripping and nuanced' ***** 'Totally twisty, dramatic and addictive' ***** 'The best thriller I have read this year' *****

The Perfect Father

Author:Penny Jordan,Nanami Akino

Publisher:Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN:4596060207

Total Pages:N.A

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Sam is a career-driven woman and the daughter of a governor, with the height and determination to put regular men to shame. When one of her colleagues teases her that she’s “not a woman,” she makes the decision to find and marry her soul mate. To her surprise, the one to throw a wrench in her plans is her father’s right-hand man, Liam. Because just before she leaves for England to find her soul mate, he gives her a passionate goodbye kiss!

Unfollow Me

Author:Charlotte Duckworth

Publisher:Crooked Lane Books

ISBN:1643853937

Total Pages:288

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A gripping domestic thriller examining the terrifying depths of our social media obsessions. You can't stop watching her. Violet Young is a hugely popular journalist-turned-mummy-influencer, with three children, a successful husband and a million subscribers on YouTube who tune in daily to watch her everyday life unfold. Until the day she's no longer there. But one day she disappears from the online world - her entire social media presence deleted overnight, with no explanation. Has she simply decided that baring her life to all online is no longer a good idea, or has something more sinister happened to Violet? But do you really know who Violet is? Her fans are obsessed with finding out the truth, but their search quickly reveals a web of lies, betrayal, and shocking consequences...

The Perfect Dad

Author:Rob Stennett

Publisher:Harvest House Publishers

ISBN:0736962999

Total Pages:176

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Great Dads Aren't Perfect...But They Aspire to Be Congratulations, you're hired! You have no qualifications, references, education, or experience, but you've definitely got the job. No occupation in the world operates like that...except parenthood. A father of four young girls, Rob Stennett is here to help you with some on-the-job training. With humor and thought-provoking honesty, Rob explores the 12 essential roles in your job description, including... Provider—Manage the stress of balancing work and family by establishing clear priorities at home and in your career. Pastor—Teach the wonder of Scripture and how your kids can cultivate a faith in God they love and cherish. Husband—Alleviate the pressure of modeling a healthy relationship for your kids by focusing on your spouse's needs first. Counselor—Help your kids avoid emotional pitfalls by becoming their most trusted source of wisdom. You probably already know that becoming the perfect father is an unattainable goal, but that shouldn't stop you from trying your best to be a great dad. Your effort won't go unnoticed by your wife and kids. You can thrive in the most important job you've ever been given.

Not Forsaken

Author:Louie Giglio

Publisher:B&H Publishing Group

ISBN:1535956941

Total Pages:256

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The Bible tells us again and again that we are children of God, but for many, the idea of “God the Father” is confusing at best and painful at worst. Not Forsaken introduces readers to a God who desperately wants to know them and be the healing, steadfast presence in their life they may be missing. What makes us feel forsaken by God? Is it because we feel broken and unworthy of God’s love? Maybe we’ve suffered deep wounds from those who were supposed to love us unconditionally. Bestselling author and pastor Louie Giglio shines a light on how flawed relationships of our past can ultimately affect how we see God - and ourselves. What do you think of when you think about God? What do you think God thinks about you? The answers to these questions inform everything about who you are and who you are becoming. It is vital we understand this; because if we have a flawed view of God, we’ll have a flawed view of our own life story. To live fully and embrace all that God has for us, we must understand who He is, free from the baggage we have accumulated over a lifetime of broken relationships with broken people. You are what God says you are. Beautiful. Valuable. Whole. Order Not Forsaken right now, and begin your journey toward understanding what it means to find your identity in Christ and a relationship with a Father in heaven who loves you. “In Not Forsaken, my friend, Pastor Louie Giglio brilliantly and beautifully helps us form a freeing, scriptural image of God. Don’t put this important and timely resource down.” - David Crowder Grammy-nominated artist, musician, and author

My Sweet Angel

Author:John Glatt

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1466882034

Total Pages:448

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Lacey Spears made international headlines in January 2015 when she was charged with the “depraved mind” murder of her five-year-old son Garnett. Prosecutors alleged that the 27-year old mother had poisoned him with high concentrations of salt through his stomach tube. To the outside world Lacey had seemed like the perfect mother, regularly posting dramatic updates on her son’s harrowing medical problems. But in reality, Lacey was a text book case of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. From the time he was an infant, she deliberately made Garnett sick to elicit sympathy from medical professionals, as well as her hundreds of followers on Facebook and other social media. When a Westchester County jury found her guilty of killing Garnett in April 2015, she was sentenced to twenty years to life in prison. Using Lacey’s own never-before-seen Facebook, Twitter, and blog posts, an exclusive prison interview with Lacey herself, as well as interviews with her family and the three police investigators who broke the case, My Sweet Angelgives the definitive account of this extraordinary case that shocked the world. The Lacey Spears story will be the subject of an hour-long special on Discovery ID, featuring author John Glatt, and CBS 48-Hours is working on a primetime special on the case.

The Prince of Paradise

Author:John Glatt

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250035732

Total Pages:448

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Ben Novack, Jr. was born into a life of luxury and opulence. Heir to the legendary Fontainebleau hotel, he spent his childhood surrounded by some of the world's biggest stars, including Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, and Ann-Margret, who performed regularly at the Fontainebleau's La Ronde Room. He sat by while his parents entertained presidents and movie stars, as they reigned over Miami Beach in the ‘50's and ‘60's, and when the family business went sour he became wealthy in his own right, founding a multi-million dollar business using connections he made at the Fontainebleau. But Ben, Jr.'s luxurious, celebrity-studded lifestyle would end in another hotel room—a thousand miles away from the one where he grew up—when police found him bound up in duct tape, beaten to death. Seven years earlier, police found Novack in an eerily similar situation—when his wife Narcy duct-taped him to a chair for twenty-four hours and robbed him. Claiming it was a sex game, he never pressed charges and never followed through with a divorce. Now prosecutors claimed Narcy let the vicious killers into the room and watched as they beat her husband with dumbbells. They also suspected she was involved in the horrendous death of Novack's mother, just three months before. But it would be Narcy's own daughter who implicated her to the police. John Glatt tells the whole story of this twisted case of passion, perversion, and paradise lost, in Prince of Paradise.

A Good Father

Author:Catherine Talbot

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:0241987547

Total Pages:352

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'Brilliant . . . I couldn't stop reading' Jo Spain 'Exceptional . . . Deeply chilling' Jane Casey ______________ Des is a good husband, a good father - a good man. He encourages his wife's artistic endeavours, reads bedtime stories to his children every night, and holds down a well-paid, if unfulfilling, job. But appearances can be deceptive. Lately, his wife seems to be forgetting that her art is for his eyes only. And rumours at work are threatening his reputation as a devoted family man. And he can't help but feel that his kids don't seem to need him as much as they once did. Des is afraid. Afraid of the world encroaching on his home. Afraid of past mistakes catching up on him. So afraid of losing control over his family that he is contemplating the unthinkable. A Good Father is a dark and gripping psychological suspense novel that will take you into the twisted mind of a man on the edge. 'This intricately made novel marks the debut of a writer from whom, and of whom, we shall be hearing much in coming times' John Banville 'Captivating . . . Readers will come for the premise and stay for its clever unpacking' Irish Times 'A devastating new voice in Irish fiction . . . Magnificent' Joe Duffy 'A great read, it's gripping, at times disturbing' Miriam O'Callaghan, RTÉ Radio 1

Secrets in the Cellar

Author:John Glatt

Publisher:Macmillan

ISBN:9781429967563

Total Pages:256

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Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family—though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been "lost" to a religious cult. Throughout the years, three of Elisabeth's children mysteriously appeared on the Fritzls' doorstep; Josef and Rosemarie raised them as their own. But only Josef knew the truth about Elisabeth's disappearance... For twenty-seven years, Josef had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon, complete with sound-proof paneling and code-protected electric locks. There, she would eventually give birth to a total of seven of Josef's children. One died in infancy—and the other three were raised alongside Elisabeth, never to see the light of day. Then, in 2008, one of Elisabeth's children became seriously ill, and was taken to the hospital. It was the first time the nineteen-year-old girl had ever gone outside—and soon, the truth about her background, her family's captivity, and Josef's unspeakable crimes would come to light. John Glatt's Secrets in the Cellar is the true story of a crime that shocked the world.

The Family Next Door

Author:John Glatt

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250202140

Total Pages:352

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From New York Times bestselling true crime author John Glatt comes the devastating story of the Turpins: a seemingly normal family whose dark secrets would shock and captivate the world. On January 14, 2018, a seventeen-year-old girl climbed out of the window of her Perris, California home and dialed 911 on a borrowed cell phone. Struggling to stay calm, she told the operator that she and her 12 siblings—ranging in age from 2 to 29—were being abused by their parents. When the dispatcher asked for her address, the girl hesitated. “I’ve never been out,” she stammered. To their family, neighbors, and online friends, Louise and David Turpin presented a picture of domestic bliss: dressing their thirteen children in matching outfits and buying them expensive gifts. But what police discovered when they entered the Turpin family home would eclipse the most shocking child abuse cases in history. For years, David and Louise had kept their children in increasing isolation, trapping them in a sinister world of torture, fear, and near starvation. In the first major account of the case, investigative journalist John Glatt delves into the disturbing details and recounts the bravery of the thirteen siblings in the face of unimaginable horror.

The Lost Girls

Author:John Glatt

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250036372

Total Pages:352

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New York Times bestselling crime writer John Glatt tells the true story behind the kidnappings and long-overdue rescue of three women found in a Cleveland basement. The Lost Girls tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel Castro, and their amazing escape in May 2013, which made headlines all over the world. The book has an exclusive interview and photographs of Ariel Castro's secret fiancé, who spent many romantic nights in his house of horror, without realizing he had bound and chained captives just a few feet away. There are also revealing interviews with several Castro family members, musician friends and several neighbors who witnessed the dramatic rescue.

The Perfect Father

Author:Elizabeth Bevarly

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1459286588

Total Pages:N.A

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Sylvie's Wish Life would be perfect for Sylvie Venner if she had a baby. Not marriage, not a husband—just a baby. Of course, she would need a teensy favor from a willing male acquaintance—someone who had no desire for a family. Fortunately, she had the perfect candidate…. Chase's Child Confirmed bachelor Chase Buchanan would do almost anything for a friend. But what Sylvie wanted went above and beyond the call of duty! How could he agree to father her child, and still stay "just friends" when he wanted so much more?

Golden Boy

Author:John Glatt

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250271037

Total Pages:304

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In Golden Boy, New York Times bestselling author John Glatt tells the true story of Thomas Gilbert Jr., the handsome and charming New York socialite accused of murdering his father, a Manhattan millionaire and hedge fund founder. By all accounts, Thomas Gilbert Jr. led a charmed life. The son of a wealthy financier, he grew up surrounded by a loving family and all the luxury an Upper East Side childhood could provide: education at the elite Buckley School and Deerfield Academy, summers in a sprawling seaside mansion in the Hamptons. With his striking good lucks, he moved with ease through glittering social circles and followed in his father’s footsteps to Princeton. But Tommy always felt different. The cracks in his façade began to show in warning signs of OCD, increasing paranoia, and—most troubling—an inexplicable hatred of his father. As his parents begged him to seek psychiatric help, Tommy pushed back by self-medicating with drugs and escalating violence. When a fire destroyed his former best friend’s Hamptons home, Tommy was the prime suspect—but he was never charged. Just months later, he arrived at his parents’ apartment, calmly asked his mother to leave, and shot his father point-blank in the head. Journalist John Glatt takes an in-depth look at the devastating crime that rocked Manhattan’s upper class. With exclusive access to sources close to Tommy, including his own mother, Glatt constructs the agonizing spiral of mental illness that led Thomas Gilbert Jr. to the ultimate unspeakable act.

A Perfect Father: Novelindo Publishing

Author:Rini Evpe

Publisher:Novelindo Publishing

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Total Pages:327

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Hadi Yudhistira (30 Tahun), seorang pria mapan yang memendam rasa suka pada seorang anak kecil yang berbeda usia Tujuh Tahun darinya dan merupakan Adik dari sahabatnya sendiri. Hal ini berlangsung dari dia masih duduk dibangku kuliah hingga sekarang dia sudah berstatus Duda dengan satu anak. Nana Audiswara (23 Tahun), seorang wanita karir yang dengan suka rela dikenalian dengan laki-laki pilihan Abangnya. Tetapi hal tersebut, tidak berlangsung mulus ketika dia tau siapa lelaki tersebut. “Nana Audiswara, kamu mau enggak menikah bersama saya? Jadi istri saya? Mama dari anak saya? Partner hidup saya?” “Di, kasih gue jawaban yang meyakinkan kenapa lo milih gue” “Saya enggak tau, Na. Yang jelas, Raka anak saya, maunya kamu jadi Mamanya” “Sorry, gue enggak bisa. Jawaban lo belum bisa meyakinkan gue dan gue terima.”

The Perfect Dad

Author:Rob Stennett

Publisher:Harvest House Publishers

ISBN:0736962999

Total Pages:176

Viewed:537

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Great Dads Aren't Perfect...But They Aspire to Be Congratulations, you're hired! You have no qualifications, references, education, or experience, but you've definitely got the job. No occupation in the world operates like that...except parenthood. A father of four young girls, Rob Stennett is here to help you with some on-the-job training. With humor and thought-provoking honesty, Rob explores the 12 essential roles in your job description, including... Provider—Manage the stress of balancing work and family by establishing clear priorities at home and in your career. Pastor—Teach the wonder of Scripture and how your kids can cultivate a faith in God they love and cherish. Husband—Alleviate the pressure of modeling a healthy relationship for your kids by focusing on your spouse's needs first. Counselor—Help your kids avoid emotional pitfalls by becoming their most trusted source of wisdom. You probably already know that becoming the perfect father is an unattainable goal, but that shouldn't stop you from trying your best to be a great dad. Your effort won't go unnoticed by your wife and kids. You can thrive in the most important job you've ever been given.

A Perfect Father

Author:Laura Iding

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:146035849X

Total Pages:192

Viewed:1366

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Her desire for a family…with the surgeon of her dreams Moriah fell in love with Blake during the heat of a Peruvian mission. But after one passionate night he broke her heart, shattering her dreams of a loving family. She thinks this year’s medical aid operation should help her forget the charming surgeon—but then she learns she’ll be working with him! Blake hasn’t been able to forget Moriah—he broke off their relationship so as not to deny her the family she longs for. He has to resist the attraction he feels, because he fears he can never be what Moriah knows he can be—the perfect father.

The Father you've Been Waiting For

Author:Mark Stibbe

Publisher:Authentic Media Inc

ISBN:1850789282

Total Pages:105

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Mark Stibbe points the reader to a story Jesus told over 2,000 years ago which demonstrates the qualities of a perfect dad. More than that the story paints the clearest picture of what Jesus thought God is really like. It provides a wonderfully accessible introduction to the Father youve been waiting for and contains many new insights into a story loved by millions and known as the parable of parables. "This is a must-read for anyone who wants a direct, honest explanation of how remarkable God who created the universe and more, loves and is interested in an exclusive, intimate, life-transforming relationship with you." - Diane Louise Jordan

The Sanctuary

Author:Charlotte Duckworth

Publisher:Quercus Publishing

ISBN:1529418674

Total Pages:368

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The jawdropping and twisty new thriller from the author of The Perfect Father Four pregnant women. Three nights of pampering at an exclusive yoga retreat. One too many deadly secrets . . . On a remote farm in the deepest Devonshire countryside, four pregnant women arrive at an exclusive yoga retreat for a five-star weekend of prenatal pampering. The location is idyllic. Their host, Selina, is eager to teach them all she knows about pregnancy and motherhood. But, like Selina, each of the women has a secret. And secrets can be deadly . . . Praise for Charlotte Duckworth 'The perfect read' LESLEY KARA on The Perfect Father 'A taut, chilling read with a killer twist' THE SUN on The Rival 'Masterful' HARRIET TYCE on The Perfect Father 'A real thrill ride' HEAT on The Perfect Father 'Chilling, complex and unnerving' PHOEBE MORGAN on The Rival 'A brilliant read' CLAIRE McGOWAN on Unfollow Me