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Beach House Summer
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Joanna Whitman’s high-profile marriage held more secrets than she cares to remember, so when her ex-husband dies, she doesn't know what to feel. But when she discovers that he’s left behind a pregnant young woman, Joanna is forced to act. She knows exactly how brutal the spotlight on them both will be…unless she can find a way for them to disappear.
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Durée : 21 h et 27 min
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Cloud Atlas features six characters in interlocking stories, each interrupting the one before it: a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death row; and Zachry, a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation.
CIA analyst Jill Bailey has her life turned upside down by the voice at the end of the phone. In a split second she must decide whether to save her child or protect her country. Years later, Jill has a new home, a new town and a safe family. Until investigative journalist Alex Charles shows up with a tip that could prove her sacrifices were worthwhile. When confronted with the stark reality that double dealing at the CIA is putting innocent lives at risk, Jill decides that this time she'll face the consequences of her actions.
At first, it seems an ordinary house in an upscale part of Boston. Lawn, white picket fence, car out front, front door opened just a crack.... Inside a man lies dead. Crimson splatters over the walls, pools on the floor. And on the stairs, a young woman waits. Covered in blood, she is holding a gun. An open-and shut-case, Detective DD Warren thinks when she arrives at the house, particularly as when she last saw the suspect, Evie, she had just shot her own father. That time the killing had been an accident. This time it seems horribly intentional. But is it?
Detective D. D. Warren and Flora Dane are in a race against time to save a young girl's life - or bring her to justice. A family home has become a crime scene. Five people are involved: four of them have been savagely murdered; one - a 16-year-old girl - is missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister?
When Joanna Whitman's famous ex-husband dies in a car accident, she doesn't know what to feel. Their dysfunctional marriage held more painful secrets than she cares to remember. But when she discovers that the young woman with him in the crash is pregnant, Joanna feels compelled to act, knowing exactly how brutal the media spotlight will be on celebrity chef Cliff Whitman's ex-wife and his mysterious female friend.
In 1946 Regina Robichard is a rarity. A young New York civil rights lawyer working for Thurgood Marshall, Reggie stumbles across a letter asking her boss to investigate the case of a young black soldier whose body has been found floating in the river in Mississippi. For Reggie, justice is not the only draw to this case. The letter is signed by the reclusive M. P. Calhoun, author of one of the most banned books in the country, a book Reggie loved as a child.
It’s 1980s New York. Heady, excessive times. Alice Burns - a young book editor - is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life. The observations resonate, perhaps because she has just watched her own family implode. As she reads she wonders: when did the sadness start? And could it be that unhappiness is a choice? Thus begins a great American epic which follows Alice as she navigates high school bullying, first love and sexism at an elite college, a spell in 1970s Ireland, and a tragedy that sends her stateside as the US embraces a cowboy actor named Reagan.
Eagle Falls is a sleepy town in Washington State. Surrounded by forests and a national park, it's threatened by huge wildfires. But when a family dies in a house blaze, it's suspected to be the work of an arsonist. Jessie Lewis, a former firefighter and survivor of domestic abuse, sleeps with a gun on her bedside table. Ruth Sullivan has retired from the FBI in Seattle after a terrorist attack killed her partner. Both women find themselves on the trail of the arsonist - and tangled up in the web of lies that runs through Eagle Falls.
Robin knew Paul wasn’t perfect. But he said they were so lucky to have found each other, and she believed it was true. In the heady strangeness of Morocco, he is everything she wants him to be – passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here she will finally become pregnant. But when Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself the prime suspect in the police inquiry, everything changes.
Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman with more regrets than belongings who spends her life doing what no one else will: searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking. A new case brings Frankie to Mattapan, a Boston neighbourhood with a rough reputation. She is searching for Angelique Badeau, a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school months earlier.
In a small town in the Deep South, Flora Dane, is part of a task force committed to hunting down every last trace of notorious serial kidnapper, Jacob Ness. As his last victim, imprisoned by Ness in a small box for over a year, she knew him better than most. Even after his death, his evil still lingers. But this is the kind of town that doesn’t take kindly to strangers asking questions. The kind of town where dark secrets lurk just beneath the surface. The kind of town she might not leave alive.
Thirteen-year-old Sharlah Nash knows that the first time her brother killed eight years ago, he did it to save their lives. Now, retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife, Rainie Connor, have offered Sharlah a new life of safety. She desperately wants to believe this is her shot at happily ever after. Then two people are murdered in their local convenience store, and Sharlah's brother is identified as the killer. Telly Ray Nash is on the hunt for Sharlah, and as the death count rises it becomes clear that nothing and no one will stop him getting to her.
For decades, tired travellers have stopped at rest areas on America's epic highways to rest, refuel, and get a bite to eat, but little do they know that one man's rest stop is another's hunting ground. For years the defenceless, the weary, and the stranded have been disappearing along the highways and byways, vanishing without a trace. When FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell and her partner, Tully, discover the remains of a young woman in a highway ditch, the one clue left behind is a map that will send Maggie and Tully on a frantic hunt crisscrossing the country to stop a madman before he kills again
When a building bursts into flames on a cold winter night in Washington, DC, investigators see a resemblance to a string of recent fires in the area. There is one difference, however: this one has a human casualty. The local team insists they're looking for a young white male, suffering from an uncontrollable impulse to act out his anger or sexual aggression.
Ten years ago CSI Darby McCormick investigated a child abduction case. Today, Charlie Rizzo is back and holding his family hostage. He makes only one demand. Bring me Darby McCormick... When Darby arrives to defuse the scene, she finds him horrifically mutilated, with a mask of human skin sewn in place over his own face. Within minutes, a group of men disguised as SWAT officers bursts in and releases deadly gas, killing the Rizzo family and leaving Darby barely alive.
Laurel Fields, perfect wife of Dr Warren Fields, living in a perfect house in a beautiful town, is pregnant. But is the baby her husband's - or her lover's? One morning she returns home and finds Warren waiting for her. When she looks down from his unshaven face, she recognises the piece of paper lying on the coffee table - a letter from her lover Danny that she'd hidden inside a book. Then she sees the gun in her husband's hand.
A mutilated body is found lying on the ground in Chicago, a dead hand pointing down Adams Street, also known as Route 66, a road of many names. And now of many deaths. A silent caravan of cars, dozens of them, drives down the road, each passenger bearing a photograph, but none of them the same. They are the parents of missing children, some recently disappeared, some gone a decade or more.
A mother and her son have been executed in their home and fingerprint matches show their attacker died 20 years ago. When CSI Darby McCormick is called to the crime scene, it’s one of the most gruesome she’s ever seen. But the forensic evidence is even more disturbing: someone watched the murder unfold – and the killer died in a shoot-out two decades earlier. The deeper Darby digs, the more horrors come to light.
When Harvard student Emma Hale disappears, her father believes she has been kidnapped. Months pass and the trail goes cold but then her body is found floating in Boston Harbour. A year later, Judith Chen, another student, disappears. Like Emma, she is soon found dead in the river. CSI Darby McCormick is assigned to the case and uncovers a key piece of overlooked evidence, one that brings her into contact with Malcolm Fletcher ...a former profiler, now on the FBI's Most Wanted list.