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Title:
The house of secrets
ISBN:
9781455559497

9781455566150

9781478929857

9781478929864

9781455559503
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
Physical Description:
ix, 352 pages ; 24 cm
Number in series:
1
Summary:
When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her that mysteries need to be solved. Hazel's father is Jack Nash, the host of America's favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets. Now, years later, Hazel wakes up in the hospital and remembers nothing. She's told she's been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother. Then a man from the FBI shows up, asking questions about her dad -- and about his connection to the corpse of a man found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold. Trying to put together the puzzle pieces of her past and present, Hazel Nash needs to figure out who killed this man and how the book wound up in his chest. The answer will tell her the truth about her father, what he was really doing for the government, and who Hazel really is. Mysteries need to be solved. Especially the ones about yourself.
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A secret worth killing for.
A woman with no past.
An act of treason that changed America. #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with THE HOUSE OF SECRETS When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: mysteries need to be solved. He should know. Hazel's father is Jack Nash, the host of America's favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets. Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad's tall tales, especially the one about a leather book belonging to Benedict Arnold that was hidden in a corpse. Now, years later, Hazel wakes up in the hospital and remembers nothing, not even her own name. She's told she's been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother. But she can't remember any of it, because of her own traumatic brain injury. Then a man from the FBI shows up, asking questions about her dad-and about his connection to the corpse of a man found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold. Back at her house, Hazel finds guns that she doesn't remember owning. On her forehead, she sees scars from fights she can't recall. Most important, the more Hazel digs, the less she likes the person she seems to have been. Trying to put together the puzzle pieces of her past and present, Hazel Nash needs to figure out who killed this man-and how the book wound up in his chest. The answer will tell her the truth about her father, what he was really doing for the government-and who Hazel really is. Mysteries need to be solved. Especially the ones about yourself.


Author Notes

Brad Meltzer was born on April 1, 1970 and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. His first published title was called The Tenth Justice. His other works include Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Book of Fate, The Zero Game, The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin. He is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America. He also wrote the non-fiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter. He has written speeches for former President Clinton's National Service Program and played himself as an extra in Woody Allen's film, Celebrity. In 2013, his title History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time.

In 2014 his titles, I Am Abraham Lincoln, I Am Amelia Earhart and I am Rosa Parks made The New York Times Best Seller List.

In 2016, Meltzer's title's The House of Secrets, I Am George Washington, and I Am Jane Goodall made the New York Times Bestseller list.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

Bestseller Meltzer (The Fifth Assassin) and Goldberg (Gangsterland) launch a series with a conspiracy-laden spy novel that's at its best when it's gleefully cutting the legs out from the genre's tropes. After a car accident in Los Angeles, Hazel-Ann Nash wakes up to find that much of her memory-particularly around anything she had an emotional connection to-is lost, her father is dead, and an FBI agent is asking questions. Her father, Jack, was the host of a cult TV show investigating the unexplained, and he was personally obsessed with Benedict Arnold's Bible. Meanwhile, a mysterious man known only as the Bear travels to Dubai to kill a man named Kennedy, and the body of another man named Nixon is found in Canada. The authors toss plenty of conspiracy novel zaniness into the mix, but they also temper things nicely, even as the tensions escalate. The result is slight, but it's also highly satisfying. Agents: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, WME (Meltzer); Jennie Dunham and Judi Farkas, ICM Partners (Goldberg). (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Hazel Nash and her brother, Skip, were nearly killed in a car accident. Their father, Jack, was at the wheel but didn't survive. Recovering in the hospital, Hazel is visited by an FBI agent, who tells her that another man is dead, and apparently Jack Nash was with him shortly before he died; strangely, the dead man had a book sewn inside him, a Bible that once belonged to Benedict Arnold. If this all sounds a little loopy, you should also know that Jack Nash was the host of a long-running television series that explored conspiracies and the like (similar, apparently, to coauthor Meltzer's own TV show, History Decoded). The big mystery here is whether Arnold was in fact a traitor, as history has branded him, or whether he was actually a triple agent, not an enemy of the U.S. but a hero. Meltzer's many fans should have a good time here, as will all conspiracy-minded readers, even those not familiar with the author's brand.--Pitt, David Copyright 2016 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Jack Nash hosts a television show that investigates conspiracy theories around the world, but a car accident leaves him dead and his 30-year-old daughter with amnesia. Hazel Nash can remember factual information but nothing emotional (such as whether she likes her brother or who her friends are). She can't even pin down what she was like before the accident. But her father might have been murdered, and it could have something to do with his quest to find Benedict Arnold's Bible. Hazel feels something isn't right, and she struggles to find the answers. Can Hazel uncover the truth about her father and herself before she becomes the next victim? Verdict Launching a new series with coauthor Goldberg (Gangsterland), the best-selling author of The Inner Circle and host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded on the History Channel has delivered a fast-paced and twisty thriller not to be missed! [See Prepub Alert, 12/21/16.]-Cynde Suite, Bartow Cty. Lib. Syst., Adairsville, GA © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.