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Whelan, Julia 1984-

Works: 142 works in 529 publications in 1 language and 19,634 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Young adult works  Drama  Short stories  Historical fiction  Love stories  Occult fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PS3606.L935, [FIC]
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Most widely held works by Julia Whelan
Gone girl by Gillian Flynn ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media -- as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents -- the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter -- but is he really a killer?
The witness by Nora Roberts ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems--and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. But Abigail's reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason. Her logical mind, her secretive nature, and her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something--and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed. With a quirky, unforgettable heroine and a pulse-pounding plotline, Nora Roberts presents a riveting new read that cements her place as today's most reliably entertaining thriller author--and will leave people hungering for more
The killing edge by Heather Graham ( Recording )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a teenager, Chloe Marin was lucky to be spared when a party at a Florida beachside mansion turned into a killing spree and she was one of the few to survive. Ten years later, Chloe works as a psychologist specializing in art therapy with traumatized victims. However, when a killer is using the modeling agency to stalk his prey, a ghost of the model appears and asks Chloe for help. Now on the investigation, Chloe is forced to face her harrowing past in an attempt to stop a deranged killer
Tell me by Lisa Jackson ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson creates her most electrifying thriller to date, as a mother's unspeakable crime sparks a new killing spree. The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. The prosecution argued that beautiful, selfish Blondell wanted to be rid of them to be with her lover. Now Blondell's son, Niall, has recanted his testimony and demolished the case in the process. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons. Blondell's murdered daughter, Amity, was Nikki's childhood friend. The night she died, Amity begged Nikki to meet with her, insisting she had a secret to tell, but Nikki didn't go. Her guilt is compounded by other complications--Nikki's favorite uncle, Alexander, was the attorney who helped save Blondell from execution. And rumors swirl that he was one of her many lovers. Nikki's fiance, Detective Pierce Reed, is concerned she may be compromising the case. As she digs for answers during one of the most sweltering summers in Savannah's history, he also worries for her safety. Everyone involved seems to have secrets, from Blondell's old boyfriend and his fundamentalist, snake-handling in-laws to the cop who led the original investigation. And somehow, the events of that tragic night connect to Nikki's own fractured family. But now the killing has begun again. Is Amity's murderer still at large, or is this a new, darker danger? Soon Nikki will discover what really happened twenty years ago, but the answers may come too late to save her life
Loss of innocence by Richard North Patterson ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
June, 1968. America is in a state of turbulence, engulfed in civil unrest and uncertainty. Yet for Whitney Dane--spending the summer of her twenty-second year on Martha's Vineyard - life could not be safer, nor the future more certain. Educated at Wheaton, soon to be married, and the youngest daughter of the patrician Dane family, Whitney has everything she has ever wanted, and is everything her all-powerful and doting father, Charles Dane, wants her to be. But the Vineyard's still waters are disturbed by the appearance of Benjamin Blaine. An underprivileged, yet fiercely ambitious and charismatic young man, Blaine is a force of nature neither Whitney nor her family could have prepared for. As Ben's presence begins to awaken independence within Whitney, it also brings deep-rooted Dane tensions to a dangerous head. And soon Whitney's set-in-stone future becomes far from satisfactory, and her picture-perfect family far from pretty
The lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism
The sky is everywhere by Jandy Nelson ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician
Forgotten by Cat Patrick ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old London Lane forgets everything each night and must use notes to struggle through the day, but she "remembers" future events and as her "flashforwards" become more disturbing she realizes she must learn more about the past lest it destroy her future
Zombies vs. unicorns ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier, strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories
Beverly Lewis' The confession ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raised by an Amish family, Katie Lapp starts a quest to find her birth-mother, Laura Mayfield-Bennett. Along the way, two very different men try to help her overcome a devious scheme to steal her rightful inheritance and divide her heart between two worlds
Need by Carrie Jones ( Recording )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane ... but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now. She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination
Captivate by Carrie Jones ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High school junior Zara and her friends continue to try to contain the pixies that threaten their small Maine town, but when a Valkyrie takes Zara's boyfriend, Nick, to Valhalla, the only way to save him is to trust a pixie king, Astley
Belles a novel by Jen Calonita ( )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isabelle Scott's life may not be easy, but she loves it. She is a star swimmer and lifeguard, has great friends, and has been spending the summer with Brayden, a cute surfer--though they're just friends. But her grandmother, with whom she's lived since her mother died five years earlier, is declining quickly, and Izzie's whole world is upended. She's whisked away from the poor, rough neighborhood where she grew up to live with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in the exclusive Emerald Cove. Mirabelle Monroe leads a charmed life: her father is a former baseball star about to run for the United States Senate. She's popular and beautiful and has a super cute jock boyfriend. But when her cousin, Izzie, comes to live with her family, her well-ordered world starts to unravel. It doesn't help that Mira's best friend and queen bee, Savannah, hates Izzie from the start, maybe because Izzie seems to be so close to Savannah's boyfriend, Brayden. And Mira doesn't know whether to choose her friends and status at school or her family. As Izzie and Mira try to navigate their new lives, family secrets are dug up and the girls learn what friends and family truly mean
Entice by Carrie Jones ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When evil pixies invade Bedford, capturing more teens every day, sixteen-year-old Zara's quest to bring Nick back from Valhalla becomes more urgent, but she fears he will not return with her since she has been pixie kissed and become Astley's queen
The painted girls a novel by Cathy Marie Buchanan ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris, 1878. After the death of their father, the three van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. With few options available for income, bookish fourteen-year-old Marie and her younger sister Charlotte are dispatched to the Paris Opera, where they will be trained to enter its famous ballet, while insolent seventeen-year-old Antoinette finds herself launched into the orbit of Emile Zola--and into the arms of a young man who may be a murderer. Marie throws herself into dance, relying on her natural gift and hard work, but the competition is too fierce. She soon finds herself modeling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized in his controversial sculpture Little Dancer, Aged 14. Meanwhile, Antoinette descends lower and lower in society and must make the choice between honest labor and the more profitable avenues available to a young woman in the Paris demimonde--unless her love for the dangerous Emile Abadie derails her completely
Chosen by P. C Cast ( )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The series takes place in a world similar to our own but one where vampires, witches, werewolves and shape-shifters live among humans without their knowledge. These supernatural races make up a secret society known as the Night World, which enforces two fundamental laws to prevent discovery: 1) Never allow humans to gain knowledge of the Night World's existence and, 2) Never fall in love with one of them. Armed with a wooden stake, martial arts, and the will to resist a vampire's mind control, Rachel struggles to avenge her mother's death in The Chosen. Then she meets Quinn, her soulmate, who is part of the world she has vowed to destroy
Seventeenth summer by Maureen Daly ( )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Angie, living with her family in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, finds herself in love for the first time the summer after high school graduation
Book of shadows by Cate Tiernan ( )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Something is happening to Morgan that she doesn't understand. She sees things, feels things in a new way. She can do things normal people can't do. Powerful things. Magical things. And it scares her. She never chose to learn witchcraft, but she's starting to wonder if witchcraft is choosing her. Morgan and her best friend, Bree, are introduced to Wicca when a gorgeous senior named Cal invites them to join his new coven. Morgan falls for Cal immediately--and discovers that she has strong, inexplicable powers
Peace, love, and baby ducks by Lauren Myracle ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, fifteen-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy and authenticity of her sister Anna. But when fourteen-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved, complicating things as boys always do
Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Kendall, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, lives with her parents on a potato farm in a tiny community in Montana, where two teenagers go missing within months of each other, with no explanation
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Whelan, Julia May.
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