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Annotation:The daughter of a black housemaid working in a white household in South Africa feels like part of the family until an act of betrayal and the rise of apartheid cause her to start a new life.
Annotation:After a seafaring family is lost on the abandoned ship Mary Celeste, Arthur Conan Doyle is inspired to write about it and encounters a clairvoyant who is linked to the tragedy.
Annotation:A man who flees the country to avoid a prison sentence leaves behind a wife and children who struggle with financial hardship and a mistress who winds up murdered.
Annotation:Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel of the Year. A struggling documentary maker accepts a job exploring the paranormal side of a ritualistic cult massacre. Imagine a found footage horror film as a book.
Annotation:Mae is excited to begin work at a Google-like company but begins to suspect something is amiss as The Circle begins to control more and more of her life.