This book is Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel. It is set in Nigeria. It starts when Korede gets a call in the middle of the night from her younger sister, Ayoola. But when she gets that call, she immediately knows what is expected of her. Korede needs to bring bleach, rubber gloves, a strong stomach and all the muscle she can muster up. Korede is used to her sister’s antics and has helped her more than once with her crimes. Korede has a mind to turn her sister in to the authorities but does not because she’s been taught that “family comes first” no matter WHAT!
This is the story of a marriage. A marriage in which the husband is afraid that his wife may leave him if he ever screws up. A marriage in which the wife is in complete control of everything. Including their murders. In this story, a seemingly perfect family slowly starts to unravel as the police come closer and closer to solving the murders of several missing women. Then, because of all the lies and secrets, it all falls apart in a matter of hours.
In this novel, Stephen King introduces us to The Institute, a secret operation in the middle of a wooded area in northern Maine. Here there are children who can move things with their minds, and also read the minds of others. But hidden behind the fake smiles from the orderlies and the tests and shots being given to them, what purpose does it all serve? According to the children, it isn't good and they want out.
Even though sixteen years have passed, Cassie has never gotten over the disappearance of her younger sister. Olive ran off while they were watching a solar eclipse in their grandmother's hometown and was never seen or heard from again. Now an investigative journalist, Cassie returns to the small town to care for her Alzheimer's-stricken grandmother. But another eclipse is coming up, and another girl has disappeared. Cassie knows in her heart that the two must be connected, but will anyone believe her when the evidence doesn't seem to agree?
Hercule Poirot, world-renowned Belgian detective, has just finished a case in the Middle East and is headed home on the luxurious Orient Express. In spite of the time of year, the train is strangely full. This becomes a problem when, while stranded in a snowdrift in Yugoslavia, the man in the compartment next to Poirot’s is murdered. With a train full of suspects and no way of contacting the police, Poirot must find the murderer before they escape justice.