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In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett's death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a traditional Caribbean black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child, challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage, and themselves. In development as a Hulu original series.
Discovering she's pregnant, Tabitha throws herself headfirst into the world of "single mothers by choice." When an unexpected turn of events draws Marc - her on and off-again ex-boyfriend - back into her world with surprising demands, and the situation at work begins to threaten her livelihood and her identity, Tabitha must make some tough decisions about her and her baby's future. It takes a village to raise a child, and Tabitha turns to the women who have always been there for her. Print run 25,000.
Heuvelt, Thomas Olde.
Travel journalist and mountaineer Nick Grevers awakes from a coma to find that his climbing buddy, Augustin, is missing and presumed dead. Nick claims amnesia - but he remembers everything. He remembers how he and Augustin were mysteriously drawn to the Maudit, a remote and scarcely documented peak in the Swiss Alps. He remembers: something was waiting for them. But it isn't just the memory of the accident that haunts Nick. Something has awakened inside of him, something that endangers the lives of everyone around him. Author of "HEX." Print run 150,000.
When fifteen-year-old Oscar Dreyer-Hoff disappears, the police assume he's simply a runaway. But his frantic family is certain that something terrible has happened. With not much to go on, detectives Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner have. And with every passing hour, as the odds of finding a missing person grow dimmer, it will have to be enough. Author of "The Butterfly House." Print run 100,000.
Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee. Whenever there's a mission that's too dangerous, the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal. When Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead, a new clone, Mickey8, reports for Expendable duties. Mickey7 must keep his double a secret from the rest of the colony - as the idea of duplicate Expendables is universally loathed, and if caught, they will likely be thrown into the recycler for protein. Author of "The End of Ordinary." Print run 75,000.
Years ago, when he was a homicide detective with the Seattle PD, J.P. Beaumont's partner, Sue Danielson, was murdered. Volatile and angry, Danielson's ex-husband came after her in her home and, with nowhere else to turn, Jared, Sue's teenage son, frantically called Beau for help. Now, almost twenty years later, Jared reappears in Beau's life seeking his help once again - his younger brother Chris is missing. Following a lead all the way to the wilds of wintertime Alaska, he encounters a tangled web of family secrets in which a killer with nothing to lose is waiting to take another life. Print run 150,000.
Jess needs a fresh start. Her half-brother Ben didn't sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn't say no. Only when she shows up he's not there. The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother's situation, and the more questions she has. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it's starting to look like it's Ben's future that's in question. Everyone's a neighbour. Everyone's a suspect. And everyone knows something they're not telling. Author of "The Guest List." Print run 300,000.
It was 1970 when thirteen-year-old runaway Kit Walker was abducted by Manny Romero, a smooth-talking, low-level criminal. Before long, Kit and Manny were infamous for their string of gas station robberies throughout Texas. Fourteen years later, Kit has scraped together a life for herself and her daughter amongst the pecan trees and muddy creeks of the town of Pecan Hollow, far from Manny. But when he shows up at her doorstep a new man, fresh out of prison, Kit is forced to reckon with the shadows of her past, and her community is sent into a tailspin. Print run 75,000.
Imagine everyone's surprise when Carter von Oehson, a sophomore in Dr. Dylan Reinhart's Abnormal Psychology class, posts on Instagram that he plans to kill himself. Twenty-four hours later and still no one has seen him. The one person convinced he's still alive is his father, Mathias von Oehson. But what Mathias knows and how he knows it would ultimately reveal a secret so damaging that it would be as if he were committing suicide himself. Dylan now finds himself wrapped up in multi-million-dollar secrets and danger and it's going to take every bit of his wit to stay ahead of his enemy. Print run 45,000.
Ray McMillian loves playing the violin more than anything, and nothing will stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a professional musician. When he makes the startling discovery that his great-grandfather's fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, his star begins to rise. Then with the international Tchaikovsky Competition fast approaching, his prized family heirloom is stolen. Ray is determined to get it back. But now his family and the descendants of the man who once enslaved Ray's great-grandfather are each claiming that the violin belongs to them.
When Sheriff Cody Banks's wife died, he blamed Abbie Brennan - and made sure she knew it. Looking back now, he knows that his behaviour was likely the reason Abbie left town years ago. So when he sees her, Cody attempts to apologize. Abbie has studiously avoided Cody Banks ever since he made it clear how much he resents her. But when Abbie inherits the property adjoining Cody's, she can't help but face the handsome sheriff who still lingers in her memory. Circumstances keep pulling them together, but has time healed their wounds and given them a chance at a happily-ever-after? Print run 10,000.