7 petits-fils, 7 missions, 7 destins, 7 romans À la mort de leur grand-père, DJ, Steve, Spencer, Bunny, Webb, Adam et Rennie reçoivent chacun en héritage une mission. L'occasion pour eux d'en savoir un peu plus sur leur grand-père mais aussi sur eux-mêmes.Rennie n'a rencontré qu'une seule fois son grand-père mais il a, lui aussi, une mission à accomplir : se rendre en Islande et retrouver les traces d'un ange, une femme qui aurait sauvé son grand-père après le crash de son avion. Une fois sur place, les difficultés se multiplient pour Rennie : Son guide n'est pas disponible et il doit composer avec le mauvais caractère de Byjna, sa fille. Et que cherche à lui communiquer le vieux Sigurdur à propos de son grand-père ? Quelle tragique épreuve a connu la famille de Bryjna ? Une chose est vraie : on ne peut jamais se fier aux apparences...L'ouvrage original a été publié sous le titre Close to the Heel.
Robyn participe à la pièce de théâtre que met en scène madame Denholm, une nouvelle enseignante. Lorsque celle-ci reçoit un sinistre colis contenant une poupée démembrée, Robyn se demande bien qui en est l'expéditeur. Melissa Denholm serait-elle victime d'intimidation? Le passé de la jeune femme refait peu à peu surface et Robyn se découvre un lien inattendu avec sa prof. Des incidents dramatiques dont Robyn est témoin perturbent de plus en plus Melissa. Qui donc la terrorise à ce point? Est-ce vraiment l'oeuvre de son ex-copain, lui qui présente pourtant un parcours en apparence sans faille? Une autre intrigante aventure de Robyn Hunter.
Tout a commencé quand la photo de Zanny fut publiée dans le journal. Pourquoi tant de personnes s'intéressent soudainement à Zanny? Qui était vraiment son père? Comment reconnaître les vraies des fausses identités de tous ces gens qui tournent autour d'elle? Un thriller haletant.
Mick a quinze ans et il ne veut plus rien savoir de son père! Dan Standish a passé plus de temps en prison qu'en liberté. Abandonné à la ferme où son père a grandi, pour un temps indéterminé, Mick en veut tellement à celui-ci qu'il jure de ne plus le voir! Cependant, il apprend graduellement les raisons pour lesquelles les membres de sa famille en veulent tant à son père, et surtout, que son père n'est pas aussi mauvais qu'on pourrait le penser...
Cady has always wanted to be a reporter, like her hero Nellie Bly, so after a fire burns down the orphanage she lives in, she's ready to leave small-town Ontario and make her mark as a newspaperwoman. A crumbling newspaper clipping leads her to Orrenstown, Indiana, where her investigation into a long-ago murder earns her a hard lesson in race relations. Smart and determined, and more than a little headstrong, Cady pokes a stick into a wasp's nest of lies, dirty politics, corrupt law enforcement and racial tension-and ends up fearing for her life as she closes in on something she's never cared about before-the truth about her own origins.
Part of the SECRETS-a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.
Riley Donovan is the new kid in a small town where her aunt (and guardian) has just started a job as a detective on the town's police force. Riley is home alone when a neighbor's barn catches on fire; when she realizes that he is trapped in the barn, she calls 9-1-1 and then tries to save him . But instead of being hailed as a hero, Riley finds herself the target of vandalism and violence. Never one to back away from a confrontation, Riley discovers that her neighbor, Mr. Goran is an immigrant from Kurdistan who is hated by most of the townspeople. When he is accused of arson, Riley is positive he's innocent. In her determination to get to the truth, she makes some powerful enemies, uncovers the depth of the town's prejudice and corruption, and figures out who is targeting Mr. Goran, and why.
When Rennie's dad, the Major, goes overseas on assignment, he enlists his mother-in-law to babysit Rennie. Babysit! A guy who's about to turn fifteen! But Grandma is no surrogate drill sergeant. She has fun on her mind. That means ditching school and heading to avalanche country for a surprise ski trip. Nothing can ruin Rennie's vacation, not the lodge owner, who turns out to be Grandma's geriatric long-ago boyfriend, not the annoying backcountry guide or the crooked park ranger or the pushy businessman from Mumbai, not even the explosions. And definitely not the most beautiful girl in the world, whom he meets while stumbling onto a murder plot.
In this hair-raising prequel to Close to the Heel and From the Dead, the loyal, smart and observant Rennie heads to avalanche country.
When a football player from Riley Donovan's school falls to his death from the top of a recreation center, a hunch makes her wonder if he was pushed. But who would do such a thing, and why? Riley's detective aunt tells Riley to leave it alone, but that's not in Riley's nature. When her friend Charlie is accused of the murder, Riley is determined to clear his name, even if it means confronting vicious junkyard dogs, forming an alliance with an old enemy, and putting her own life in danger.
Rennie is in Uruguay when his cousins discover a secret cache at their dead grandfather's cottage. Thousands of dollars in foreign currencies. A mystifying notebook. Multiple passports, some obviously fake. A gun. A disguise. And a photo of some Nazis. Rennie's mission: to find out whether there was more to the old man than anyone knew. Was he a spy? If he was, what did he do? And for whom? Did he help a Nazi war criminal escape justice? Rennie's quest leads him to Argentina and then to Detroit, where he finds more questions than answers and more than one gun pointed-and fired-in his direction.
From the Dead is the sequel to both Slide, part of The Seven Prequels and Close to the Heel, part of Seven (The Series).
In the depths of winter, a woman wanders off in the snow. She is a popular former teacher and wife of a local policeman. A full-blown search begins.
Meanwhile, Derek is staying with his new girlfriend and her parents while his family is out of town. He can't believe his luck-Jordie is the hottest girl in school, and he's going out with her. When Ronan, school bad boy and Jordie's ex-boyfriend, shows up, Jordie decides that maybe Derek isn't the one after all. But before she can end it with him, Derek disappears. Did he run away? Or did something happen to him? Is there a connection between the two disappearances? As Jordie slowly starts unraveling the truth, she finds that nothing about that night is as it seems. When she finds Derek's body, suspicion falls on her. And then on Ronan. But Jordie knows she didn't kill Derek. And she is sure Ronan didn't. So who is responsible? And why was Derek marked for death?
When quiet, shy Addie is lured into the woods, she is convinced she is going to die. She quickly finds out that there are worse things than terror, things like betrayal at the hands of her best friend and public humiliation in front of the entire school. Neely, Addie's ex-best friend, is tired of the same old life and the same old friends. She is ready to take some chances to re-invent herself. Is she also ready to win new friends at the expense of old ones? There are two sides to every story, and it's impossible to know the truth until you've heard them both. But sometimes you don't ever learn the other side of the story. What drives these two friends apart? Who is right and who is wrong? You'll only know if you read both sides.
When Daniel enters a convenience store on a secret mission, he doesn't expect to run into anyone he knows. That would ruin everything. And when Rosie enters the same store to see what her father wants, she's hoping to make a quick getaway with her waiting boyfriend.
All Daniel and Rosie want is to get in and out without any trouble. Neither expects what happens next. A masked man enters the store.
"This is a stickup," he announces. He has a gun and isn't afraid to use it. When he's ready to leave, he decides to take Rosie hostage.
And then things get complicated...
Jojo ha regresado, recién liberado de la cárcel, y los vecinos están otra vez tensos y asustados. Todos se preguntan si algún día andarán caminando por ahí y se toparán con Jojo, que los tratará mal o abusará de ellos por pura diversión. Ellos desearían que Jojo se fuera lejos y que no volviera nunca más. Pero hay otros que quisieran que algo malo le pasara a Jojo. Algo de verdad muy malo.
Ardell Withrow es uno de ellos.
Jojo's back from jail, and people are tense and afraid all over again. They wonder if his friends will start showing up again. They wonder if they'll be walking down the street one day and they'll run into Jojo and Jojo will give them attitude or shove them around, just for fun. Jojo's friends have a way of making it hard-really hard-on people who decide to press charges against Jojo. Those people just wish Jojo would go away and never come back. Then there are the people who have hate in their hearts. These people wish something bad would happen to Jojo. Something really bad.
Ardell Withrow is one of those people.
Jojo's back, released from jail, and people are tense and afraid all over again. They wonder if his friends will start showing up again. They wonder if they'll be walking down the street one day and they'll run into Jojo and Jojo will give them attitude or shove them around, just for fun. Jojo's friends have a way of making it hard--really hard--on people who decide to press charges against Jojo. Those people just wish Jojo would go away and never come back. Then there are the people who have hate in their hearts. These people wish something bad would happen to Jojo. Something really bad. Ardell Withrow is one of those people.
Also available in Spanish.
Tegan was in the backseat when her two best friends were gunned down in front of her. Was it an argument over drugs? An ongoing feud? Or something more random? Tegan says she didn't see who did it. Or know why. Nobody will believe her. Not the police; not her friends; not the families of the victims; and not even Kelly, her own sister. Is she afraid that the killer will come back? Or does she know more than she is saying?
Shunned at school and feeling alone, Tegan must sort through her memories and try to decide what is real and what is imagined. And in the end she must decide whether she has the strength to stand up and do the right thing.
Connie Suarez, downsized from her job as a legal secretary, is working as a maid. She's getting used to picking up after people and putting their lives in order. But she is not prepared for the mess that awaits her when she arrives at work one morning to find her employer dead on the floor of his bedroom. Connie's co-worker Maria, an illegal alien from Colombia, quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder.
When Maria begs her for help, Connie cannot refuse. As she tries to discover what really happened, she learns that Maria has been keeping a number of things from her. Now Connie can't decide who or what to believe. And that's not the worst of it. Connie soon realizes that she herself is also a potential target for violence. The question now is, will she be able to clean up the mess that Maria is in without getting killed herself?
Ethan lives in a foster home, struggling to put his life on the right track. Involved in a photography program for at-risk kids, he finds himself threatened again and again by someone who wants his camera. What does Ethan know? And what is on his camera that someone is willing to kill for? Struggling to stay out of trouble and solve the mystery, he discovers he has all the answers. He just has to figure out the questions.
Also available in French.
Quentin and JD have been friends forever. Even after JD gets in trouble Quentin stands by him. Hanging out together Quentin learns JD has a gun and when they are caught in a robbery JD uses the gun—with deadly results. Trying to cover up the crime and escape detection, Quentin gets in even deeper than he expected and learns that the only person he can trust is himself. Especially when his freedom—and his future—is at stake.
Riding the wrong way up a one-way street, Kenzie takes his eyes off the road and hits a pedestrian. And not just any pedestrian. It's his ex-girlfriend, Stassi. Was this a freak accident? Or something more sinister? And when the police come to talk to him, it becomes clear that everyone thinks he had a reason to hurt her. Kenzie ends up in a fight to prove his innocence, even as he begins to question it himself.
Remy has just been released from juvenile detention and is back in his old neighborhood. He went away because he severely assaulted a guy who insulted his girlfriend—Asia. As a white boy dating an immigrant, Remy has had to take a lot of the inbred racism that exists in the inner-city—from strangers, his family and even the police. When the white kids and the "outsiders" start scrapping over the local basketball court, Remy is caught between sticking up for his friends and siding with Asia, who is now seeing Marcus—the leader of the other group.
When Colin accepts the job to clean up the graffiti in an upscale neighborhood he worries that he might be targeted by gangs. But he didn't expect to become a suspect in a series of robberies. Every time he is sent to clean up graffiti, the police are nearby investigating a crime. Colin knows he's done nothing wrong, but even he acknowledges his presence at the crime scenes looks suspicious. The only way he can clear his name is to figure out what is really going on.
Also available in French.
Ethan vit dans une famille d'accueil et s'efforce de rester dans le droit chemin. Enrôlé dans un programme de photographie pour jeunes, il se trouve menacé à plusieurs reprises par quelqu'un qui veut s'emparer de son appareil photo. Que sait Ethan? Pour quelles images quelqu'un serait-il prêt à tuer? Ethan tente de résoudre le mystère tout en évitant les ennuis. Il découvre qu'il a toutes les réponses. Il ne lui reste plus qu'à découvrir les questions.
Ethan lives in a foster home, struggling to put his life on the right track. Involved in a photography program for at-risk kids, he finds himself threatened again and again by someone who wants his camera. What does Ethan know? And what is on his camera that someone is willing to kill for? Struggling to stay out of trouble and solve the mystery, he discovers he has all the answers, he just has to figure out the questions.
In a dark back alley, Boone and Andre witness a violent murder, and agree not to mention it. But the killers have different ideas and come after Boone and his friends, killing two of them. Boone is desperate to save himself but realizes to do so he will need to face the violent act in his past that continues to haunt him.
Told in Norah McClintock's trademark suspenseful style and with spare black-and-white illustrations from Mike Deas, this compelling graphic novel looks into the darkness and forces us to face our deepest fears.