Books & Ideas

Love & Care

Love & Care

Guideposts
December and January, 2020

AT 7 A.M., MY SISTER GAIL CAME waltzing into the kitchen in shorts and a sleeveless top—“Look at my outfit!”—even though it was a New England fall day in 2005. At 40, eight years younger than me, Gail was developmentally…Read Article

Mysteries & Thrillers

The Killing Files
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The Killing Files

Nikki Owen

UNDISCLOSED CONFINEMENT LOCATION  Present Day  The room is dark, damp. I cannot see properly. I have been caught, that much I know, but by whom? The Project? MI5? Someone else? I don’t know how I got here. I don’t know…Read more

Fiction

It was, everyone agreed, fanning themselves outside the store or passing in the shade of the eucalyptus trees, unseasonably warm for September. The meeting hall at Baileyville was thick with the smells of lye soap and stale perfume, bodies wedged…Read more

Fiction

It was one of the first really warm days in early June, as Kate Morgan looked at the meticulously neat stacks of files on her desk. She liked everything to be precise around her, and an orderly life. She had…Read more