Cold cases (Criminal investigation)

99 Red Balloons

Author: Elisabeth Carpenter

Publisher: Charnwood

ISBN: 9781444836745

Category: Cold cases (Criminal investigation)

Page: 392

View: 3713

Eight-year-old Grace is last seen in a sweet shop. Her mother Emma is living a nightmare. But as her loved ones rally around her, cracks begin to emerge. What are the emails sent between her husband and her sister? Why does her mother take so long to join the search? And is there more to the disappearance of her daughter than meets the eye? Meanwhile, ageing widow Maggie Taylor sees a familiar face in the newspaper. A face that jolts her from the pain of her existence into a spiralling obsession with another girl - the first girl who disappeared...
Fiction

The Organ Takers

A Novel of Surgical Suspense

Author: Richard Van Anderson

Publisher: White Light Press

ISBN: 0990759725

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 7280

Fiction

Sara's Game

Author: Ernie Lindsey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479369447

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 6883

Two years ago, Sara's husband left for the gym one morning and never came back. His car was found. He wasn't. Unbelievably, the police report said, "No foul play suspected." There were a few unreliable sightings over the following months, but little else. Now, on the last day before summer break, her three children have gone missing from their schools, all at the same time. And the note under her windshield wiper asks one foreboding question: Are you ready to play the game?
Fiction

11 Missed Calls

Author: Elisabeth Carpenter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008223556

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 332

Here are two things I know about my mother: 1. She had dark hair, like mine. 2. She wasn’t very happy at the end.
Fiction

The Girl Who Came Back

A totally gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812657

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

View: 2233

Thirteen years ago Olivia Adams went missing. Now she’s back… or is she? When six-year-old Olivia Adams disappeared from her back garden, the small community of Stoneridge was thrown into turmoil. How could a child vanish in the middle of a cosy English village? Thirteen years on and Olivia is back. Her mother is convinced it’s her but not everyone is sure. If this is the missing girl, then where has she been - and what happened to her on that sunny afternoon? If she's an imposter, then who would be bold enough to try to fool a child’s own mother – and why? Then there are those who would rather Olivia stayed missing. The past is the past and some secrets must remain buried. An absorbing and gripping psychological thriller that will have you holding your breath until the final page. Read what everyone is saying about The Girl Who Came Back: ‘OMG this book is so damn good…. gripped from the very first page…. I freaking loved it!’ Chelle’s Book Reviews ‘Cor! Kerry Wilkinson strikes again with this absolutely incredible page turner!’ Novel Deelights ‘Wow this book just blew me away…it literally had me sitting on the end of the seat.’ Sean’s Book Reviews ‘The Girl Who Came Back is absolutely the most unique and twisted thriller I have ever read… The reader will not be able to put this book down once it captures you… The twist at the end is amazing and one no one will see coming… a wonderfully told tale that kept me reading well past my usual bedtime.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This was a fantastic read, as always, by a fantastic author… with enough twists and turns to keep you hooked until the very last word… I guarantee you will be hooked!!! Five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘OMG Kerry Wilkinson is on fire! This was awesome I loved it. The story totally captivated me, I couldn't put it down. Everything about this book is fantastic. I want to give it 6 stars!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Just WOW what an excellent read. Two stories in parallel that merge into an explosive ending that I truly didn't see coming.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘This is a fantastically written, complex psychological thriller that tackles difficult subjects and emotions all in one wonderful narrative. A must-read!’ Have Books, Will Read ‘This book was wonderful, there were lots of twists and turns that I didn't see coming so it kept me engaged all the way through the book. I really had a hard time putting this one down…Awesome read.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk ‘This book was really amazing! It kept me gripped… It is amazing how the author weaves the tale and it just keeps the reader engrossed and everything was never what it seemed. An absolutely brilliant book, I highly recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘A hugely enjoyable page-turner from Kerry Wilkinson: if he's not someone you've read you really are missing out!... I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.’ Cameron Book Reviews ‘I love everything Kerry Wilkinson writes - he has such an addictive, page-turning style of writing. And this book is definitely one of his very best! From the first line to very last, this was a superb, mind-blowing read… Absolutely loved this engaging, amazing story.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘This is one of those books that once you start you just have to keep going… this book has some great twists, and I have to say an OMG ending… I just didn't see that coming till it hit me in the face.’ I Love Reading UK ‘It was almost as if I had been hypnotised by the book… I just couldn’t put the book down.’ Ginger Book Geek p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Century Gothic'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Century Gothic'; min-height: 15.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Century Gothic'; color: #ff2600; min-height: 15.0px} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Century Gothic'; color: #414242} p.p5 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Century Gothic'; color: #414242; min-height: 15.0px} span.s1 {color: #414242}
Fiction

Little Boy Found

A Psychological Thriller Unlike Anything You've Read Before!

Author: LK Fox

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1786488345

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6394

Perfect for fans of LIES by TM Logan and THE MISSING ONES by Patricia Gibney THEY THOUGHT THE NIGHTMARE WAS OVER . . . IT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING. It was a morning just like any other: Nick drops off his son off at the school gates like he usually does. But then he has a minor collision with another car, and this sets off a chain of events that makes Nick question EVERYTHING he thought he knew. Be warned, this is not another missing child story. Nicks finds his son, and the truth is far more shocking. This thriller has twists you're not even looking for. And you'll never read a book in the same way again...
Fiction

Gracie's Secret

A heartbreaking page turner that will stay with you forever

Author: Jill Childs

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786814102

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9052

My dearest daughter, I will never forget the day I nearly lost you. The day you learned the secrets that would tear our lives apart… Time stops for Jen when her beloved daughter, Gracie, is involved in a terrible car crash. Pronounced dead at the scene, it's a miracle when paramedics manage to then resuscitate the little girl. The relief Jen feels at Gracie's recovery is matched only by her fury at the driver of the car - her ex-husband's new girlfriend Ella. Jen has never trusted Ella, and now her worst fears have been confirmed. But then Gracie begins to tell strange stories about what she heard in the car that day, and what she saw in those moments near death. It's clear that there's something shocking hidden in Ella's past… but exposing it could tear all their lives apart. An emotional page-turner that will take your breath away. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Lisa Wingate and Kerry Fisher.
True Crime

Presumed Guilty

Casey Anthony: The Inside Story

Author: Jose Baez,Peter Golenbock

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1937856771

Category: True Crime

Page: 480

View: 4368

The defense attorney for the trial of Casey Anthony offers an inside account of his case preparation, explaining how he develped his defense strategy and successfully presented the case to a Florida jury, leading to a controversial not guilty verdict.
Fiction

Only Daughter

Author: Anna Snoekstra

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1460395964

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9716

In this chilling psychological thriller, one woman's dark past becomes another's deadly future In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared. She'd been enjoying her summer break: working at a fast-food restaurant, crushing on an older boy and shoplifting with her best friend. Mysteriously ominous things began to happen—a presence in her room at night, periods of blackouts, a feeling of being watched—though Bec remained oblivious of what was to come. Eleven years later she is replaced. A young woman, desperate after being arrested, claims to be the decade-missing Bec. Soon the impostor is living Bec's life. Sleeping in her bed. Hugging her mother and father. Learning her best friends' names. Playing with her little brothers. But Bec's welcoming family and enthusiastic friends are not quite as they seem. As the impostor dodges the detective investigating her case, she begins to delve into the life of the real Bec Winter—and soon realizes that whoever took Bec is still at large, and that she is in imminent danger.

Heart Beatings

Author: Edward Hancock, II

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545196625

Category:

Page: 180

View: 6902

Alex Mendez had knelt over countless dead bodies in his career. Young, old, male, female, short, fat, black, white, brown, red and yellow. Alex had seen it all... or so he thought. Kneeling over the body of Andrew Kramer -- father, husband, racist -- Alex discovered a reluctance he'd never experienced. As he stared into the lifeless eyes of a man who'd just as soon have seen Alex swinging from a tree, Alex found himself in the midst of a heated internal battle like nothing he'd ever known. A dead man deserved justice. A dead racist had received his. As the mystery surrounding Kramer's untimely demise unravels, Alex finds himself deeper and deeper in a web of misery, deceit and destruction. It is up to him to balance the scales of justice before he, too, falls victim to the very darkness that got Andrew Kramer killed
Fiction

Follow Me Down

A Novel

Author: Sherri Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765386720

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5692

Follow Me Down is a rare find—a gutsy, visceral, and beautifully crafted psychological thriller that Diane Chamberlain called "an engrossing page turner [that] will keep you guessing right up to the delicious ending" from talented new author Sherri Smith. Mia Haas has built her life far from the North Dakota town where she grew up, but when she receives word that her twin brother is missing, she is forced to return home. Back to the people she left behind, the person she used to be, and the secrets she thought she’d buried. Once hailed as the golden boy of their town, and now a popular high school teacher, Lucas Haas disappears the same day the body of one of his students is pulled from the river. Trying to wrap her head around the rumors of Lucas’s affair with the teen, and unable to reconcile the media’s portrayal of Lucas as a murderer with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect. All the while, she wonders: If he’s innocent, why did he run? As Mia reevaluates their difficult, shared history and launches her own investigation into the grisly murder, she uncovers secrets that could exonerate Lucas—or seal his fate. In a small town where everyone’s lives are intertwined, Mia must confront her own demons if she wants to get out alive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
True Crime

Inside Alcatraz

My Time on the Rock

Author: Jim Quillen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473518482

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

View: 7001

Each day we saw the outside world in all its splendour, and each day that view served as a reminder that we had wasted and ruined our lives. Jim Quillen, AZ586 - a runaway, problem child and petty thief - was jailed several times before his twentieth birthday. In August 1942, after escaping from San Quentin, he was arrested on the run and sentenced to forty-five years in prison, and later transferred to Alcatraz. This is the true story of life inside America's most notorious prison - from terrifying times in solitary confinement to daily encounters with 'the Birdman', and what really happened during the desperate and deadly 1946 escape attempt.
Fiction

A Mother’s Sacrifice: A brand new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Trust Me coming in 2018

Author: Gemma Metcalfe

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008241201

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8047

‘A clever, tense read that deserves to do well. Gemma Metcalfe is a fresh new talent and A Mother’s Sacrifice will have you gripped from start to finish.’ Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House It was fate that she crossed my path. And that is why I chose her.
Fiction

Silent Treatment

A Novel

Author: Michael Palmer

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307781232

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6284

In his five bestselling novels, from The Sisterhood to Natural Causes, physician Michael Palmer has drawn on years of firsthand emergency-room experience to create the drama of a frighteningly authentic world--a world where the line between medicine and murder is scalpel-thin. Now, in his most harrowing suspense novel yet, Palmer reveals how the power to heal can become a license to kill.... With his wife, Evie, scheduled for surgery the next day, Dr. Harry Corbett goes to the hospital for what he hopes will be a quiet evening of reconciliation. In recent weeks Evie, never quick to share her feelings, has been more closed and distant than ever. But when Harry reaches Evie's room, it is too late for reconciliation. Shockingly, without warning, Evie is dead. The police suspect homicide. And their only suspect is Dr. Harry Corbett. Harry is not prepared for the stunning revelations that follow: His bright, beautiful, highly ambitious wife was leading a double life; she may have had dangerous secrets. But what secret could have been explosive enough to die for? Then the killer strikes again, boldly, tauntingly murdering one of Harry's favorite patients in such a way that only Harry knows the death was not natural. This time Harry is certain: The killer, medically sophisticated, coolly arrogant, moving undetected through a busy urban hospital, could only be a doctor. And he wonders--how many more will die? Desperately Harry probes deeper, following the only clue Evie left. What he finds is a sinister pattern that threatens patients in every hospital in the city. Harry is engaged in a life-and-death battle of wits with a chillingly efficient monster. And until the doctor is unmasked, no patient is safe from his lethal silent treatment. Michael Palmer has done it again, delivering a no-holds-barred novel of medical intrigue-- a gripping thriller that features the most terrifying physician since Hannibal Lecter. Silent Treatment will keep your pulse racing from beginning to end

Only a Mother

Author: Elisabeth Carpenter

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9781409181477

Category:

Page: 320

View: 9004

ONLY A MOTHER Erica Wright lives a quiet, lonely life in her two-bed end of terrace. Her front door hasn't been graffitied in more than a year but that's soon about to change - her son, Craig, is being released from prison. COULD BELIEVE HIM Local journalist, Luke Harding is determined to warn the public. As the person who covered the arrest and trial all those years ago, he knows the kind of predator Craig really is. COULD BURY THE TRUTH Luke's worst fears are realised after a girl goes missing days after Craig's release and he becomes obsessed with trying to prove that Craig was behind it. COULD FORGIVE WHAT HE HAS DONE. Erica is worried, too - but how can a mother turn her back on her son? And how far will she go to protect him? What readers are saying about Elisabeth Carpenter's gripping debut 99 Red Balloons . . . 'An intense domestic thriller, twists and turns galore, and a host of family secrets. An absorbing read' Paul Finch, bestselling author of Strangers 'Libby Carpenter's beautiful writing draws you in immediately . . . 99 Red Balloons is an intelligent, taut and compelling thriller that manages to pack a punch - and still throws you right at the end. It's perfect - I loved every word' Sam Carrington, bestselling author of Saving Sophie 'I LOVED 99 Red Balloons. What a rollercoaster of a read! I swear, you could almost SEE the moment when everything clicked into place in my head! A brilliant, tense, pacy read' Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Between Me and You
Fiction

The Beauty of the End

Author: Debbie Howells

Publisher: Kensington

ISBN: 1496705998

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7876

From the acclaimed author of The Bones of You comes a haunting and heartbreaking new psychological thriller about a man thrust into the middle of a murder investigation, forced to confront the secrets of his ex-lover's past. "I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess. . ." So begins the testimony of Noah Calaway, an ex-lawyer with a sideline in armchair criminal psychology. Now living an aimless life in an inherited cottage in the English countryside, Noah is haunted by the memory of the beguiling young woman who left him at the altar sixteen years earlier. Then one day he receives a troubling phone call. April, the woman he once loved, lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose--and the lead suspect in a brutal murder. Deep in his bones, Noah believes that April is innocent. Then again, he also believed they would spend the rest of their lives together. While Noah searches for evidence that will clear April's name, a teenager named Ella begins to sift through the secrets of her own painful family history. The same age as April was when Noah first met her, Ella harbors a revelation that could be the key to solving the murder. As the two stories converge, there are shocking consequences when at last, the truth emerges. Or so everyone believes. . . Set in a borderland where the past casts its shadow on the present, with a time-shifting narrative that will mesmerize and surprise, The Beauty of the End is both a masterpiece of suspense and a powerful rumination on lost love. Advanced Praise for The Beauty of the End “Debbie Howells is a terrific new talent—she paints with words and takes a scalpel to emotions.”—New York Times bestselling author Peter James "A combination of lyrical writing and smart mystery. It's a winner.”—Sandra Block, author of The Girl Without a Name Praise for The Bones of You “One of those books that captivates you from the first page, holds tight and never lets go. I savored every word, character and psychological twist. Truly brilliant!”—Lisa Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Suspenseful and poignant debut . . . the increasingly tense storytelling and astute observations on mother-daughter relationships will keep readers turning the pages.”—Publishers Weekly “Has been compared to Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones . . . Indeed, Rosie's voice offers a dynamic narrative. Her disembodied perspective, tempered with other points of view—chiefly Kate’s—adds an unusual and haunting layer to the novel.”—Library Journal
Fiction

Good Me Bad Me

A Novel

Author: Ali Land

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250087643

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9425

"INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER HOW FAR DOES THE APPLE REALLY FALL FROM THE TREE? Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop was to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. Her foster sister, Phoebe, starts to bully her. A teacher betrays her trust. And her new best friend tempts her into behaving badly. They have no idea who they are dealing with. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all. When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother's daughter"--

Obsession

Author: Amanda Robson

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780008220051

Category:

Page: 464

View: 7497

Two couples. A doctor's surgery. A deadly obsession. Who's telling the truth? 'Who else would you go for, if you could? Give me a name, someone you quite like.'He shrugs his shoulders. A jawline held tight.'I quite like Jenni. What about you?'I don't reply.Carly and Rob, Jenni and Craig. Two couples, four friends. Betraying each other. Wanting each other.All of them have access to prescription drugs through the medical practice where they work, and all of them are fighting their own demons.
Abused children

The Boy in the Park

Author: A. J. Grayson

Publisher: Charnwood

ISBN: 9781444837728

Category: Abused children

Page: 416

View: 4592

Dylan goes to the same park every day on his lunch break. He enjoys the quiet solitude of the boating lake, passing the time, watching the people come and go. He has also noticed another visitor to the lake: a young boy, playing at the water's edge; a boy who is always alone. Slowly, Dylan can see that something is terribly wrong with the child. He seems troubled and unhappy. And when bruises start to appear on his arms, Dylan knows he must act. As his obsession with the boy takes hold, he embarks upon a dark, intense and terrifying journey, where nothing is as it seems, and the truth is much worse than anything he could have imagined...