NBS recommends thrilling page-turners
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - October 19, 2014 - 12:00am

SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS

By Sophie Kinsella

P785

MANILA, Philippines - Becky Brandon and her two-year-old daughter Minnie have relocated to LA to join Becky’s husband Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can’t wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal-stylist — Sage’s personal-stylist — if only Luke would set up an introduction. Red carpet premiers, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention — suddenly Becky has everything she’s ever wanted.

ROOMS

By Lauren Oliver

P669

Estranged patriarch Richard Walker has died, leaving behind a country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His alienated family — bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton and unforgiving daughter Minna — have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Alice and Sandra, two long-dead and restless ghosts, linger within the house’s claustrophobic walls, bound eternally to its physical structure.  Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself — in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a lightbulb.

LEAVING TIME

By Jodi Picoult

P749

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother Alice who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons — only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.

SIDNEY SHELDON’S

CHASING TOMORROW

By Sidney Sheldon and Tilly Bagshawe

P725

Tracy Whitney never wanted to settle down. Responsible for some of the world’s most astounding heists with her brilliant, charming partner Jeff Stevens, she’s enjoyed the danger and relished the intensity of life on the wild side. But she’s had enough of conning the rich and corrupt out of their ill-gotten fortunes. The one thing that would make her life complete now is marriage and a child with Jeff. But first, Tracy must finish one last job. An unexpected encounter with an old enemy triggers a series of disturbing events that Tracy never anticipated, raising terrifying ghosts she thought were dead and buried.

EDGE OF ETERNITY: BOOK THREE OF THE CENTURY TRILOGY

By Ken Follett

P1,199

East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations. George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses corporate law to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but also a much more personal battle. Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he’d imagined. Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Khrushchev, becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United States race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw — and into history.

GONE GIRL (MOVIE TIE-IN)

By Gillian Flynn

P315

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. As the police begin to investigate, the town golden boy parades a series of lies, deceits and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive and he’s definitely bitter — but is he really a killer?

ALICE AND SANDRA BECKY BECKY BRANDON BUT THE WALKERS BY GILLIAN FLYNN BY JODI PICOULT CENTER
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