Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Series Books

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wisehouse Classics - with original illustrations by Eugene Dété)

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY is a philosophical novel by the writer Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. The magazine's editor feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted roughly five hundred words before publication. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when revising and lengthening the story for book publication the following year.

Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian's beauty; he believes that Dorian's beauty is responsible for the new mode in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat's hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfilment are the only things worth pursuing in life. Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences; all the while his portrait ages and records every soul-corrupting sin.

Execution Is Everything: Part 1: The Girl (Jon Kaine)

"I'd landed in New York to commit a crime, but that wasn't the problem..."

Jon Kaine is a business psychologist - confident, successful, and more used to seminars than bar room brawls. But when a beautiful woman walks into a New York bar Kaine's life becomes anything but theoretical. As the night descends into violence he's forced to reawaken a buried part of himself, and put his skills to darker use.

With a razor sharp plot, fast dialogue and a stripped-down reading time, this is the short, gripping 'pilot' for Nick Warren's acclaimed new thriller series. If you like your stories lean, mean and intelligent... you'll love this.

Download Part 1 of Execution Is Everything now and witness the battle unfold.

Nothing but the Black

The world has gone black.

At least, you can't see anything. You can't move or scream either. You're trapped.

This has to be a dream, yet... something tells you it's all too real. Not only do you not remember where you are, you don't remember who you are.

With a poetic narrative that promises an existential read, Nothing but the Black searches for a light in the darkness of identity.

Raining Men and Corpses: A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 1)

When it rains, it pours ... and this amateur sleuth may be in over her head.

Graduate student Raina Sun is trying to keep her head above water as the bills roll in when her dashing college adviser cons her out of several months of rent. Her quest to retrieve the money sets in motion a streak of even worse luck.

First, she stumbles on her advisor's dead body and becomes a suspect in his murder. Next, the only man she's ever loved reappears as the lead detective to the case. Raina's having trouble interpreting his signals--does he want to reignite their passion, or just stay close to his prime suspect?



Her life careens further out of control when her grandma shows up at Raina's postage-stamp-sized apartment, dragging a red suitcase and trouble of her own. As Raina summons her sleuthing skills, she discovers that when it comes to murder, there may be no place for an amateur.



For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor.

Come on in, the water's fine--get your copy of Raining Men and Corpses today!

Casanova Killer, An SSCD Crime Thriller

Catching the eye of a delusional serial killer known as Casanova Killer signals the end for certain beautiful young women of San Francisco. True to his name, Casanova offers the women a taste of romance and unparalleled adoration before sending them to a bloody death.

The FBI Special Serial Crimes Division, SSCD, sets a trap for the killer with one of their own as bait. Agent Jerry Forbes pairs with Interpol's Ethan Barnes to capture Casanova before another woman falls prey to his charms.

Jerry and Ethan soon discover that pretending to be lovers may be more dangerous than catching a killer. Follow their story from the moment they set up house to the abrupt end that Jerry does not see coming.

Is it love or certain death?

The Complete Novels: The Portrait of a Lady + The Wings of the Dove + What Maisie Knew + The American + The Bostonian + The Ambassadors + Washington Square and more (Unabridged)

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels: The Portrait of a Lady + The Wings of the Dove + What Maisie Knew + The American + The Bostonian + The Ambassadors + Washington Square and more (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Confidence Roderick Hudson The Ambassadors The American The Awkward Age The Bostonians The Europeans The Golden Bowl The Other House The Outcry The Portrait of a Lady The Princess Casamassima The Reverberator The Sacred Fount The Spoils of Poynton The Tragic Muse The Whole Family The Wings of the Dove Washington Square Watch and Ward What Maisie Knew The Ivory Tower (Unfinished) The Sense of the Past (Unfinished) The Portrait of a Lady is one of James's most popular long novels, and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who in "affronting her destiny", finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. "The Wings of the Dove" tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested. "The American" is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe. Henry James (1843-1916) was an American-British writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.

Under The Litic Legacy: A Paul Litic Conspiracy Thriller

Sometimes the price of justice is too high ...Washington Post reporter Michael Litic gets a strange request. It triggers a dark secret he would like to forget so, he turns to his mob connections to come up with the answer.

The problem gets solved. Life returns to normal.

But a mysterious letter has begun its journey to his desk at the Post. And it threatens the security of everything he holds dear.

This time, Litic must face a reality he can't discuss with anyone.

This time, he must find the answer.

And this time, he must do it alone.

Do you like a good thriller? Do you like suspense, mystery, and gripping intrigue in a story?

Then you'll love the Paul Litic Conspiracy Thriller Series.

Get your FREE copy of Scott Michaels prequel, Under The Litic Legacy, today and discover how it all began!

NO MAN'S LAND (A WW1 Saga): A Historical Novel from the Author of the Bulldog Drummond Series

This eBook edition of "NO MAN'S LAND (A WW1 Saga)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Herman Cyril McNeile (1888-1937) commonly known as H. C. McNeile or Sapper, was a British soldier and author. Drawing on his experiences in the trenches during the First World War, he started writing short stories and getting them published in the Daily Mail. McNeile's stories are either directly about the war, or contain people whose lives have been shaped by it. His war stories were considered by contemporary audiences as anti-sentimental, realistic depictions of the trenches, and as a "celebration of the qualities of the Old Contemptibles".

Extract:

"It was from the top of the Rock that they watched their evil-smelling boat depart, to plug on northward up the home trail, unperturbed by naval battles or rumours thereof. And it was from the top of the Rock they first saw the smoke of the P. and O., outward bound, on which they were destined to complete the journey. Below lay the bay, dotted with German and Austrian ships caught on the high seas at the outbreak of war; a destroyer was going half-speed towards the Atlantic; a cruiser lay in dock, her funnels smoking placidly. "So long." The gunner subaltern waved a weary hand from his point of vantage, where he was inspecting life with a telescope. "There's your barge, but she won't leave till to-morrow. If this goes on for much longer, my nerves will give way under the strain. The excitement is too great."

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOSEPH CONRAD – Novels, Short Stories, Memoirs, Essays & Letters: Classics of World Literature from One of the Greatest English Novelists: ... The Shadow-Line & Under Western E

This carefully edited collection of "The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Novels

Almayer's Folly

An Outcast of the Islands

The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'

Heart of Darkness

Lord Jim

The Inheritors

Typhoon & Falk

The End of the Tether

Romance

Nostromo

The Secret Agent

The Nature of a Crime

Under Western Eyes

Chance

Victory

The Shadow Line

The Arrow of Gold

The Rescue

The Rover

Suspense: A Napoleonic Novel (unfinished)

Short Stories

Point of Honor: A Military Tale

Falk: A Reminiscence

Amy Foster

To-morrow

Karain, A Memory

The Idiots

The Outpost of Progress

The Return

Youth

'Twixt Land and Sea

A Smile of Fortune

The Secret Sharer

Freya of the Seven Isles

Gaspar Ruiz

The Informer

The Brute

An Anarchist

The Duel

Il Conde

The Warrior's Soul

Prince Roman

The Tale

The Black Mate

The Planter of Malata

The Partner

The Inn of the Two Witches

Because of the Dollars

Play

One Day More

Memoirs, Letters and Essays

Collected Letters

A Personal Record The Mirror of the Sea

Notes on My Books

Notes on Life & Letters

Autocracy And War

The Crime Of Partition

A Note On The Polish Problem

Poland Revisited

Reflections On The Loss Of The Titanic

Certain Aspects Of Inquiry

Protection Of Ocean Liners

A Friendly Place

On Red Badge of Courage

Biography & Critical Essays

Joseph Conrad by Hugh Walpole

Joseph Conrad, A Personal Remembrance by Ford Madox Ford

The Making of an Author by Robert Lynd

Tales of Mystery by Robert Lynd

Joseph Conrad by J. A. Macy

A Conrad Miscellany by J. A. Macy

Joseph Conrad & The Athenaeum by Arnold Bennett

Joseph Conrad by Virginia Woolf

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is regarded as one of the greatest English novelists. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe.

Promises, Promises: A Robin Bricker Prequel

Love, mystery, and broken promises....

Sixteen years ago Robin spent her summer at an elite boarding school, sharing oxygen with secret society members and exploring the haunted cairns. Lonely, enigmatic Tristan was her only friend, but when tragedy struck, Robin shamefully abandoned Tristan to resume her safe, suburban life.

Now Robin has a successful design business and a passionate relationship with her boyfriend, Nick. Yet when Tristan calls out of the blue, Robin must revisit a dangerous world of lies and ghosts.

Will keeping her promise and helping her friend cause Robin to lose everything she holds dear?

NOTE: This novella is a prequel to the full-length, standalone 2015 Kindle Scout Winner, The Standout, from award-winning author Laurel Osterkamp. A preview chapter of The Standout is also included.

THE WORLD WAR COLLECTION OF H. C. MCNEILE (SAPPER): No Man's Land, Mufti, Word of Honour, John Walters, Sergeant Michael Cassidy, The Human Touch, The Finger of Fate, The Lieutenant…

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Herman Cyril McNeile (1888-1937) commonly known as H. C. McNeile or Sapper, was a British soldier and author. Drawing on his experiences in the trenches during the First World War, he started writing short stories and getting them published in the Daily Mail. McNeile's stories are either directly about the war, or contain people whose lives have been shaped by it. His war stories were considered by contemporary audiences as anti-sentimental, realistic depictions of the trenches, and as a "celebration of the qualities of the Old Contemptibles". "No one who has ever given the matter a moment's thought would deny, I suppose, that a regiment without discipline is like a ship without a rudder. True as that fact has always been, it is doubly so now, when men are exposed to mental and physical shocks such as have never before been thought of. The condition of a man's brain after he has sat in a trench and suffered an intensive bombardment for two or three hours can only be described by one word, and that is--numbed. The man becomes half-stunned, dazed; his limbs twitch convulsively and involuntarily; he mutters foolishly--he becomes incoherent. Starting with fright he passes through that stage, passes beyond it into a condition bordering on coma; and when a man is in that condition he is not responsible for his actions. His brain has ceased to work..." - H. C. McNeile, Men, Women and Guns

Table of Contents:

When Carruthers Laughed

Mufti

John Walters

Men, Women and Guns

No Man's Land

The Human Touch

Word of Honour

The Man in Ratcatcher

The Lieutenant and Others

Sergeant Michael Cassidy, R.E.

Jim Brent

Tender Is The Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American author whose works became the most famous of the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald's most famous novel is The Great Gatsby which has been made into 5 different films spanning from 1926 to the upcoming film in 2013. Upon Fitzgerald's untimely death at just 44 years old, he had only published 4 novels yet remains one of the most popular authors today.

This version of Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night includes a table of contents.

SERGEANT MICHAEL CASSIDY & OTHER WAR STORIES: 67 Short Stories in One Edition: The Lieutenant, The Man in Ratcatcher, No Man's Land, Word of Honour…

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all device.

Herman Cyril McNeile (1888-1937) commonly known as H. C. McNeile or Sapper, was a British soldier and author. Drawing on his experiences in the trenches during the First World War, he started writing short stories and getting them published in the Daily Mail. McNeile's stories are either directly about the war, or contain people whose lives have been shaped by it. His war stories were considered by contemporary audiences as anti-sentimental, realistic depictions of the trenches, and as a "celebration of the qualities of the Old Contemptibles". McNeile's view, as expressed through his writing, was that war was a purposeful activity for the nation and for individuals, even if that purpose was later wasted: a "valuable chance at national renewal that had been squandered". The positive effects of war on the individual were outlined by McNeile, in The Lieutenant and Others and Sergeant Michael Cassidy, R.E, in which he wrote about "the qualities of leadership and selflessness essential to 'inspire' subalterns". His war stories include descriptions of fights between individuals that carry a sporting motif: in Sergeant Michael Cassidy, R.E., he writes, "To bag a man with a gun is one thing; there is sport--there is an element of one against one, like when the quality goes big game shooting. But to bag twenty men by a mine has not the same feeling at all, even if they are Germans"

Content:

Sergeant Michael Cassidy, R.E.

The Lieutenant and Others

John Walters

Jim Brent

The Man in Ratcatcher

Men, Women and Guns

Mufti

No Man's Land

Word of Honour

Strangeness on a Train

In 2012, Julia Crouch became East Coast Rail's first ever Writer in Residence on the London to Harrogate line, writing a gripping short story over the course of her return train journey. And what better place for Julia to exercise her dark imagination and explore the deadly intents of her characters; after all, as Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith would attest, trains have long been the ideal setting for the perfect murder... Turning fifty has not filled Sally with joy. She's sitting on the Kings Cross to Harrogate train the morning after her disastrous birthday meal, feeling fed up and hungover to hell. And then a stranger climbs on board and sits down opposite her. You know those passengers who really, really annoy you on trains? The ones who invade your personal space, and worse? Well, he's one of those. And he's about to push Sally to breaking point.

Survival: Volume 1 (Twisted)

With intertwining memories and a world of deceit and betrayal yet to be exposed, Survival, book #1 in the Twisted series, is an intense, compelling page-turner, seen through the eyes of Skye 'the Skillet' Jones. With no friends, no family and a life of loneliness ahead, Skye was looking for a reason to fight. To live. To survive. A once happy family was torn apart, leaving a hazy cloud of confusion, abandonment and fear in its wake. Her twin brother, Oliver, was all she had... until the talons of death and the consequences of his dangerous coping mechanism tore his life from him. Skye was left alone, mourning the loss of her brother and the life he would never live, when Cut Throat Curtis swooped in and taught her to fight; to control her emotional anguish with physical strength. But he was dangerous, a force to be reckoned with. A man with turmoil and secrets of his own. He soon left as quickly as he'd appeared, becoming a ghost in the life she no longer knew. She had nothing. She had no one. When all Skye had was her will to survive, fate gave her Thomas. He fought for her, he fought with her and he loved her like no other.But fate was waiting, ready to strike with the force of a hurricane when she thought she had everything she'd ever wanted. It was coming, the cruel twist of fate that would bring Skye to her knees and threaten her survival once more...

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JAMES JOYCE: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Poetry, Essays & Letters (Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Finnegan's ... Music, Pomes Penyeach, Giacomo Joyce…)

This carefully edited collection of "THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JAMES JOYCE" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Contents:

Novels & Short Stories

Stephen Hero (The Precursor to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Ulysses

Finnegans Wake

Dubliners:

The Sisters

An Encounter

Araby

Eveline

After the Race

Two Gallants

The Boarding House

A Little Cloud

Counterparts

Clay

A Painful Case

Ivy Day in the Committee Room

A Mother

Grace

The Dead

The Cat and the Devil

Giacomo Joyce

Epiphanies

Play

Exiles

Poetry

Chamber Music

Pomes Penyeach

Other Poems

Essays & Criticism

Letters

Biography

James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake. His other writings include three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters. All of these works are included in this meticulously composed collection.

Impulse: Volume 1 (Infinitus Billionaire)

He has tradition ingrained in him... She lives for the moment... Will they find a common ground? Lex Fitzgerald is not your average billionaire. He leads a double life as the conscientious head of his family and the pleasure-seeking rogue who parties hard and pushes the limits in and out of the bedroom. His two worlds are about to collide because of one woman, Jillian Finnegan. Lex needs a secret weapon to defeat a competitor and finds it in Jillian Finnegan. He has no intention of letting her potty mouth, her crazy lifestyle, or her eccentric family get in his way. So when he makes her an offer, he expects her to accept. However, sparks start to fly when Jillian gives him a counteroffer and dares him to refuse. Has Lex finally met his match? Let the seduction begin.

Freeing Her (A Hart Brothers Novel #1): The Hart Brothers Series: Volume 1

Freeing Her (A Hart Brothers Novel, Book 1) * This novel contains mature content and is not intended for younger readers This is the beginning of a story... the story of two people who were meant to be together. Why? Because unknown to them, they shared terrifying pasts and the cruel circumstances of their births doomed both of them to a life of hell. Two strangers ... one night ... one accidental meeting that changed their lives forever. Gabriella Martinelli, Manhattan psychiatrist had only one goal in life-to help abuse victims avoid the horrors she'd experienced herself. She worked late, volunteered, and donated her services to anyone who needed them. Life was good ... until her nightmare resurfaced. HE found her, and began stalking her, and she knew he wouldn't stop until he destroyed every ragged piece of her. Kolson Hart, Manhattan's most eligible bachelor, was ruled by his dark past. He liked control, from the boardroom to the bedroom and didn't care to be involved with someone whose life was just as screwed up as his was. But one look at Gabriella short-circuited everything. Want ... desire ... need ... will sometimes drive a man to do things he swore he never would. He freed her from a life of fear ... When he couldn't even save himself. "I only ask for one promise and that's honesty. Can you give me that?" she asked. "Yeah. I can. But if you decide to take this leap with me, I must warn you that I have certain compulsions, if you will." "Compulsions?" "Needs, compulsions, call them what you want. But you asked for honesty and I'm giving it to you." "I see. So what do these needs entail?" "Right now, I'd like to blindfold you, bind your wrists in silk, paddle your sweet ass, and f**k you until your legs are so weak you couldn't possibly walk, even if your life depended on it."

Sara's Game

Two years ago, Sara's husband left for the gym one morning...and never came back. His car was found. He wasn't. Unbelievably, the police report said, "No foul play suspected." There were a few sightings over the following months, but little else. Now, on the last day before summer break, her three children go missing from their schools, all at the exact same time. And the note under her windshield wiper asks one simple question: Are you ready to play the game?

Killing Me Softly (Previously published as Live and Let Die)

On a bitterly cold January evening, Tracy Ellis went for a jog along Chicago's snowy lakefront and disappeared. Her body was discovered days later, her beautiful face bashed in with a rock. Police determine her brutal death to be a mugging gone wrong and drop the matter into their cold case files. Over a year later, Tracy's sister, Sondra, still can't come to grips with what happened. She throws herself into her work as a documentary filmmaker to try and forget the cruelty of her sister's death. However, a chance encounter with a man from Tracy's past rips the wound open and sends Sondra on a desperate search for answers about the secrets from her sister's life that may have led to her death. As Sondra struggles to uncover what happened to Tracy, she's launched into a tangled web of deceit and danger that put her on a collision course with life and death...

Tainted Love: Volume 1 (Behind Closed Doors)

Does the perfect wife and the perfect husband make the perfect marriage? For anyone in a relationship, the words 'we need to talk' can only mean one thing. In the last twenty-two years, the McKenzies have been through it, survived it, learned by it, and grown stronger from it, because life didn't stop for breath when they needed it. Amongst the tears and the tragedies, the hopes and happiness, they've built something amazing: a happy family, a luxury lifestyle and a booming empire. Don't they deserve to have it all? But for the perfect wife, those four sinister words mean something entirely different. They're a summons into a private world where what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors. Faith has no doubt in Calvin's undying love for her. It's what kept her sane in the darkest hours. If only she could figure out what it is she does wrong... because it's rapidly becoming apparent their tainted love is running out of time. Tainted Love is Book One in the Behind Closed Doors series. Other books from this series: Blurred Lines - Book Two To Live Without - Short Story

After Dad

Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer: Volume 1 (Nightmares Trilogy)

The worst monsters are human.Six months ago, Nathan's sister was brutally murdered.Now the former playboy desires only one thing: revenge. Late at night, Nathan trudges down the beach where his sister's body was found. He's searching for answers, but all he finds is a new nightmare: another girl's tortured body. Only this one isn't dead . . . yet. The unlikely hero becomes the prime suspect. Saving Caitlin's life was just the start. Nathan must win her trust and unlock the memories hidden in her nightmares to find out who's really responsible, before it's too late. A tiny taste of what's in store: "Stay away from her, Nathan. That girl isn't good for you."Stay away from her? I'd go crazy with worry in a day. "You don't know her."Chris looked grim. "Neither do you. Is there anything you wouldn't do for her?" "Yes," I snapped. "I wouldn't die for her."Chris turned around to stare at me, her mouth hanging open. "Do you want to know why?" I asked steadily. "I wouldn't die for her because I wouldn't be able to protect her any more. What if I missed one of the people who hurt her? I couldn't take that risk. She's too important." Nightmares Trilogy: This is the first book in the Nightmares Trilogy, which includes: Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (#1)) Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller (#2) Afterlife of Alanna Miller (#3)

Fragmented: Volume 1 (Boston's Crimes of Passion)

The first in the Boston's Crimes of Passion Series! A pulse-pounding thriller! Ms Connally's first murder mystery delivers! Suspenseful...shocking...a psychological thriller- leaving readers on the edge of their seat. Cameron Quinn is caught in a web of deceit. Protecting her brother from being framed for a murder places Cameron in untold danger. When the real killer diverts his attention to her, she has nowhere to turn, especially not to the man she shared one unforgettable night... who now is trying to put her brother in prison. A "must read" for any suspense lover! She would do anything to protect her family... Cameron Quinn watched her father fall into a world of despair after being falsely accused of causing her mother's death. Now, her brother is a suspect in a crime she knows he's not capable of committing. She'll risk everything to save her brother from the same fate as her father, even destroying evidence that implicates him in a series of murders. He would do anything to win a case... ADA Darren Kennedy is known as 'the bulldog.' He doesn't lose. When a killer emerges on the streets of Boston, he's dead-set on putting that killer behind bars...along with anyone that stands in his way. A killer would do anything to get his heart's desire...Cameron soon discovers that the police aren't the only ones who suspect her of covering for her brother. The murderer is still out there and he isn't happy his plans have been disrupted. Now, the twisted psychopath has turned his attention towards Cameron and will stop at nothing until he has her in his control.

The Goodbye Storm: Volume 1 (Rough Waters Series)

Autumn Chase is painfully aware grief is a beast that won't be chased off before it's ready to leave. When an icy road and a dark night leave her a young widow, she's forced to trade in her perfectly planned future for the unknown. Like a child hiding from a monster, she pulls her covers up over her head with the intention of sheltering herself forever. But once an unexpected stranger shows up on her doorstep, Autumn has to choose between being alone or connecting with someone who is hurting as badly as she is. Noah Key, an emergency room doctor, has solemnly informed countless families that their loved one could not be saved. However, when his own wife dies suddenly there are no words to bring him comfort. His in-laws want him to fall to pieces to confirm his love for his late wife. His colleagues want him to take time off to grieve. The only thing Noah wants is to work enough hours in the day to forget his wife is gone. He's written himself a prescription for a cocktail of distraction and exhaustion in order to trick his brain into thinking his life isn't in shambles. When the world keeps moving on without them, Noah and Autumn will need to decide if they'll survive the storm or allow themselves to be swept away by it.