A gripping crime thriller with a twist you won't see coming
Author: Lisa Hartley
Some secrets were meant to stay hidden... Trust no-one After an operation goes badly wrong, undercover specialist Detective Caelan Small leaves the Metropolitan Police for good. Or so she thinks. Then the criminal responsible is seen back in the UK. Soon Caelan is drawn back into a dangerous investigation. But when the main lead is suddenly murdered, all bets are off. Nothing is as it seems. Everyone is a suspect - even close colleagues. Someone in the Met is involved and Caelan is being told to Ask No Questions. That isn't an option: Caelan needs answers... whatever the cost. The nerve-shredding new crime thriller from bestseller Lisa Hartley starts a must-read new series. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and Robert Bryndza, it will keep you guessing until the very end. The Detective Caelan Small Series 1. Ask No Questions 2. Tell No Lies
Author: Lisa Hartley
Now they’re coming after Caelan’s team... A tortured body is found in a basement. Drug dealing and people smuggling is on the rise. Then police start going missing. There seems to be no connection between the crimes, but Detective Caelan Small senses something isn’t right. Plunged into a new investigation, lives are on the line. And in the web of gangs, brothels and nerve-shattering undercover work, Caelan must get to the truth – or be killed trying. And then there’s Nicky... Utterly gripping, written with searing tension and remarkable dexterity, Tell No Lies is a blistering crime novel for fans of Angela Marsons, Rebecca Bradley and Faith Martin. Praise for Tell No Lies'A brilliantly gripping crime thriller. This book will have you hooked from the very start.' Reader review 'A must read. It is spine tingling and addictive. I can't wait for the next one in the series.... Had me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down!' Reader review 'I was hooked from the start, and I couldn’t wait to get home to continue reading!!!' Reader review 'Gritty and raw... it had me on the edge of my seat.' Stardust book reviews 'I was hooked by its reality... Its pace is breathless... right up till the last page I had no idea how it was going to end...I loved it.' Nigel Adams Book Worm 'The storylines are intricate with wonderful twists that caught me unawares (my notes for the BIG twist were just a string of expletives)' Reader review The Detective Caelan Small Series 1. Ask No Questions 2. Tell No Lies
A gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked!
Author: Rachel Lynch
‘This is going to be another of my favourite detective series. I read this all at once and couldn’t put it down!’ NetGalley reviewer After a scandal forces DI Kelly Porter out of the Met, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. Crimes in the Cumbrian constabulary tend to be of the minor sort, but Kelly begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community – the abduction and brutal murder of ten-year-old Lottie Davies. Meanwhile, Kelly is also investigating two seemingly straightforward crimes: a case involving an illegal immigrant, and a robbery following the death of local businessman Colin Day. But evidence comes to light that reveals a web of criminal activity beyond anything Kelly imagined. Behind the veneer of sleepy, touristy towns lies a dark and dangerous underworld. As Kelly threatens to expose those with much to lose, she risks paying the ultimate price to get to the truth... Don’t miss this taut and gripping debut from a crime writer to watch. Perfect for fans for Carol Dwyer, Patricia Gibney and Angela Marsons. Detective Kelly Porter Series Dark Game Deep Fear Dead End Praise for Dark Game ‘The investigations come to a dangerous conclusion. Be prepared to be taken on a journey’ 5* Reader review ‘DI Kelly Porter, a modern day kickass superhero lady!’ 5* Reader review 'Definitely following this author for future work! I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing more of DI Kelly Porter!' Book Lover Reviews ‘A dark and gritty fast paced thriller with a twisty turny, interwoven plot that had me excited to reach the climax’ Gemma’s Book Nook 'It grabbed me from the first word... I absolutely loved Kelly’s character! ... I loved everything about this book and was genuinely disappointed to have finished it. I would highly recommend this one!' Stardust Book Reviews 'The story is frighteningly realistic; the crimes, as they take place are described brilliantly... the next one can’t come soon enough.' Nigel Adams Book Worm 'Will keep you up all night... This is a must-read book.' Karen's World 'What an exceptional story... It's gripping and definitely a page-turner... I was completely hooked and struggled to put the book down.' Book Lover Reviews ‘What a fantastic read! I loved this book, the characters were interesting and likeable and I can't wait for book 2! The plot was exciting and full of emotion and twists, it was just a really great book that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘I could not put it down and it's a refreshing change to have a police female lead who is positive but normal! A new role model in the making’ 5* Reader review
A gripping DI Kelly Porter crime thriller
Author: Rachel Lynch
When the seventh Earl of Lowesdale is found hanging from the rafters at Wasdale Hall, everyone assumes the aging, hard-partying aristocrat had finally had enough of chasing the glory of his youth. But when the coroner finds signs of foul play, DI Kelly Porter is swept into a luxurious world where secrets and lies dominate. At the same time, two young hikers go missing and it’s up to Kelly to lead the search. But digging deeper reveals ties to two other unsolved disappearances and Kelly and her team find themselves in a race against time. Now, as all roads of both investigations and Kelly’s own family secrets lead to Wasdale Hall it becomes more important than ever for Kelly to discover the devious truths hidden behind the walls of the Lake District’s most exclusive estate... Don't miss this gripping crime thriller featuring an unforgettable detective. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and Robert Bryndza. Detective Kelly Porter Series Dark Game Deep Fear Dead End Praise for Dead End: 'A masterful weaving of multiple story threads into one, satisfying whole. 5 stars...DI Kelly Porter raises the bar for the rest of us.' Paul Gitsham, author of the DCI Warren Jones series ‘Rachel Lynch is a very talented crime writer who knows just how to keep her audience glued to every word!’ *5 Reader review ‘This one NEEDS to be a movie!!! (I NEVER say that, and I usually hate movies made from books that I love...however, this one is an exception!!!)’ 5* Reader review ‘It's hard to describe how much I loved this book ... I found this book utterly compelling reading, I nearly finished it in one long sitting’ *5 Reader review ‘Another decent, drama filled read in what is shaping up to be a solid crime series. Fast paced and gritty with relatable characters and enough twists to keep you guessing’ 4* Reader review ‘The third of the series, but the first for me. An excellent, compelling tale’ *4 Reader review ‘I am just as crazy about the last book as the first’ 5* Reader review ‘This is a book that will make you lose time...as it’s a ‘just one more chapter’ read. I can thoroughly recommend it’ 5* Reader review ‘Really enjoyed this book ... Twist and turns abound...More murders and mystery... Great addition to The Kelly Porter series’ 4* Reader review
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
"Another winner from a top-tier thriller writer." —Kirkus Reviews Daniel Brasher left a high-paying job as a money manager to marry his community-organizer wife and do the work he loves, leading group counseling sessions with recently paroled ex-cons. Now he's about to start a private practice. But just before his last day on the job, Daniel finds an envelope in his department mailbox—one intended for someone else that was placed in his slot by accident. Inside it is an unsigned piece of paper, a note that says only "admit what you've done or you will bleed for it." along with a midnight deadline...which has passed. And the person to whom the envelope was addressed was found brutally murdered... "A fast-paced roller coaster ride...well-written and extremely realistic." —Criminal Element Soon, Daniel finds more warnings in his office mail, to people that the police cannot track down, and to victims that cannot be saved. Daniel's efforts, however, have alerted the killer to his involvement... and the next threat he receives is his own. Now, Daniel—with no clue what he's supposed to have done or to what action he must confess—must somehow appease, or outwit, a seemingly unstoppable killer. And time is running out... "Menace, treachery, and intrigue have never been more exciting." —The Washington Post
A PC Donal Lynch Thriller
Author: James Nally,Jim Nally
Publisher: Avon Books
The first in an electrifying new British detective series starring PC Donal Lynch. Meet PC Donal Lynch. Irish runaway. Insomniac. Functioning alcoholic. Donal is new to working the beat in London, trying his best to forget that night. After all, there aren t many police officers who can say they have a convicted murderer for an ex-girlfriend. So when a woman is murdered on his patch, Donal throws himself into the case. As the first person on the scene, Donal can t forget the horrific sight that faced him and he knows this case can t go unsolved. But how do you solve a case with no lead suspect and no evidence? As his past catches up with him, Donal is forced to confront his demons and the girl he left behind. But what will crack first, the case or Donal? Chilling, brutal, addictive if you like Tim Weaver and James Oswald, you will LOVE James Nally."
a breathtaking thriller that will have you hooked from the first page
Author: S.B. Caves
'This explosive debut reels you in from the first page and never lets up. Sinister, unsettling and gripping.' The Sun A heart-stopping, gripping thriller for fans of C. L. Taylor, Karin Slaughter and Linwood Barclay On the tenth anniversary of her daughter Autumn's abduction, Francine receives an anonymous note containing just five words: I KNOW WHERE SHE IS When a young woman approaches her the next day claiming to have sent the letter Francine wants to dismiss it as a cruel, twisted joke. But the stranger knows things that only Autumn would know. It soon becomes clear that Francine must go to dark places in order to learn the truth about her child’s kidnapping. She will discover that danger comes from unexpected sources. She will do things she never imagined herself capable of. But will Francine get her daughter back – or is it too late? Praise for I Know Where She Is: 'This explosive debut reels you in from the first page and never lets up. Sinister, unsettling and gripping.' The Sun 'Ebook of the Week' ‘A clever, fast paced and gripping thriller, brought to life by a truly outstanding lead character.’ The Chestnut Reading Tree ‘An excellent roller coaster of emotions with some great twists and turns. Five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘A fast paced, dark, gritty thriller, that will hook you from the first page.’ Whispering Stories ‘A thriller of the highest order.’ The Writing Greyhound ‘Fantastic story full of unexpected twists and turns.’ Turn The Page ‘This book is dark, and delicious. I loved it.’ Rachel Dove ‘A compulsive read that has wonderful plot twists that leave you breathless.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘Had me hooked from the first page and I didn't want to put it down.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘Gripping and twisty throughout, kept me gripped from the word go. An absolute must read! Definitely one of the best books of it's genre that I have read this year.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘This novel's starts with a bang and doesn't let up from there. It is a hard-hitting, fast-paced novel, that will have you guessing what is going to happen next.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘One of the most gripping books that I have read in a long time.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘I decided to start this last night and finally finished at 3am! I could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer S. B. Caves was born and raised in North London. He loves crime and thriller novels, classic horror movies, Korean/Japanese thriller films and true crime documentaries. He is also a huge boxing fan.
Complete Protection from the Living Dead
Author: Max Brooks
Publisher: Broadway Books
An illustrated, comprehensive guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any territory or terrain. Original. 35,000 first printing.
A Charity Deacon Investigation
Author: P a Wilson
Publisher: Perry Anne Wilson
PRAISE FOR HUBRIS "Fast-paced and terrifying from beginning to end - it's a blend of the best kind of visceral action and edge-of-your-seat danger." Hubris is a thriller that asks the big questions. What happens when the bad guys and the good guys reach too far? THEY SAY CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT. For Charity Deacon, a private investigator with a nose for trouble, it's just a way of life. She witnesses a car crash that hides a brutal murder. The police don't talk to PIs, and especially not to her, but Charity has to know more about the victim with a bullet hole in his head. Maybe she can trade the photos and video she collected right at the scene for a little valuable information. Her latest client is a streetwalker named Val; too old to be called a child anymore, but too young for the life she's been forced to lead. Val's used to fending for herself, but her sister Emma has fallen into something big, and anyone who shows too much interest in this particular business is liable to catch a sudden case of death. She needs the help of a pro, and soon, or Emma may not survive to be rescued. The cases are both connected to Jag Chen and Peter Wong, a pair of 'respectable' businessmen who are not what they seem. Emma's trail leads into the seedy underworld of Vancouver, and into their twisted, evil people-smuggling operations. As Charity traces each lead with Val in tow, they get closer and closer to the most dangerous criminals in the city - the Chinese gangs that like to kill anyone who gets too curious about them. Good thing Charity has nine lives. She may need every one.
A Novel of Suspense
Author: Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER • For fans of Laura Lippman and Gillian Flynn comes an electrifying novel of stunning psychological suspense. I am the star of screaming headlines and campfire ghost stories. I am one of the four Black-Eyed Susans. The lucky one. As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving “Black-Eyed Susan,” the nickname given to the murder victims because of the yellow carpet of wildflowers that flourished above their shared grave. Tessa’s testimony about those tragic hours put a man on death row. Now, almost two decades later, Tessa is an artist and single mother. In the desolate cold of February, she is shocked to discover a freshly planted patch of black-eyed susans—a summertime bloom—just outside her bedroom window. Terrified at the implications—that she sent the wrong man to prison and the real killer remains at large—Tessa turns to the lawyers working to exonerate the man awaiting execution. But the flowers alone are not proof enough, and the forensic investigation of the still-unidentified bones is progressing too slowly. An innocent life hangs in the balance. The legal team appeals to Tessa to undergo hypnosis to retrieve lost memories—and to share the drawings she produced as part of an experimental therapy shortly after her rescue. What they don’t know is that Tessa and the scared, fragile girl she was have built a fortress of secrets. As the clock ticks toward the execution, Tessa fears for her sanity, but even more for the safety of her teenaged daughter. Is a serial killer still roaming free, taunting Tessa with a trail of clues? She has no choice but to confront old ghosts and lingering nightmares to finally discover what really happened that night. Shocking, intense, and utterly original, Black-Eyed Susans is a dazzling psychological thriller, seamlessly weaving past and present in a searing tale of a young woman whose harrowing memories remain in a field of flowers—as a killer makes a chilling return to his garden. This ebook edition contains a special preview of Julia Heaberlin’s Paper Ghosts. Praise for Black-Eyed Susans “A masterful thriller that shouldn’t be missed . . . brilliantly conceived, beautifully executed . . . [Julia] Heaberlin’s work calls to mind that of Gillian Flynn. Both writers published impressive early novels that were largely overlooked, and then one that couldn’t be: Flynn’s Gone Girl and now Heaberlin’s Black-Eyed Susans. Don’t miss it.”—The Washington Post “[A] gem of a novel . . . richly textured, beautifully written . . . Tension builds, and the plot twists feel earned as well as genuinely surprising.”—The Boston Globe “A tense, slow-burning, beautifully written novel of survival and hope. Highly recommended.”—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob “My book of the year so far . . . breathtakingly, heart-stoppingly brilliant.”—Sophie Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders “Deliciously twisty and eerie, Heaberlin’s third psychological suspense novel is intricately layered and instantly compelling.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Brilliant . . . a breakout book.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Author: Jonathan Moore
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
From an author who consistently gives us “suspense that never stops" (James Patterson), a near-future thriller that makes your most paranoid fantasies seem like child’s play. It’s late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city’s last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that’s eating through his skin. Before Carver can identify it, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He’s pushed into a disinfectant trailer, forced to drink a liquid that sends him into seizures, and then is shocked unconscious. On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbor, Mia—who he’s barely ever spoken to—reading aloud to him. He can’t remember the crime scene or how he got home; he has no idea two days have passed. Mia says she saw him being carried into their building by plainclothes police officers, who told her he’d been poisoned. Carver doesn’t really know this woman and has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close. A mind-bending, masterfully plotted thriller that will captivate fans of Blake Crouch, China Miéville, and Lauren Beukes, The Night Market follows Carver as he works to find out what happened, soon realizing he’s entangled in a web of conspiracy that spans the nation. And that Mia may know a lot more than she lets on.
Author: Rachel Amphlett
Publisher: Saxon Publishing
Will Fletcher seems to have it all – perfect job, perfect life. Then in one act of extreme violence, his world is turned upside down. A bungled assassination attempt on a London street uncovers a disturbing conspiracy fuelled by organised crime and political ambition. Now, Will finds himself on the run, pursued by a dangerous enemy who will stop at nothing to protect his employer’s past
Author: Darcie Boleyn
'If you have never read a book by Darcie Boleyn you are definitely missing out. ' Rae Reads Following heartbreak, Zoe Russell found a haven in Conwenna Cove. As the owner of the village diner and a volunteer for the local greyhound sanctuary, she’s happy with her peaceful life. Local surfer Nate Bryson plans to leave Conwenna and see the world. He wants to shake off his reputation as a ladies man and start again somewhere new. Before departing, Nate decides to raise funds for the dog rescue home as a way of giving back to the community. When Nate approaches Zoe to help with the charity event she sees there’s more to him than meets the eye. Nate can’t believe he’s failed to notice the kind and beautiful woman right before him. But can two such different people ever be together, especially if one of them is determined to leave? Perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Phillipa Ashley and Sarah Bennett. Praise for Darcie Boleyn 'I just LOVE Darcie Boleyn's books' Katherine's Book Universe 'Darcie never fails to deliver!' Consumer Reviewer 'Darcie has this way of making you fall in love with Conwenna Cove and the residents that live there.' Dash Fan 'Darcie Boleyn writes the most heart warming and comforting stories that completely wrap you up in the characters lives.’ Rae Reads ‘Darcie Boleyn is now one of my go to authors, one I know will never disappoint me and that I can pick up one of her books and be transported immediately to another world.’ My Chestnut Reading Tree
Author: L. V. Hay
Publisher: Orenda Books
When India falls to her death from a bridge over a railway, her sister Poppy returns home to Brighton for the first time in years. Unconvinced by official explanations, Poppy begins her own investigation into India's death. But the deeper she digs, the closer she comes to uncovering deeply buried secrets. Could Matthew Temple, the boyfriend she abandoned, be involved? And what of his powerful and wealthy parents, and his twin sister, Ana? Enter the mysterious and ethereal Jenny: the girl Poppy discovers after hacking into India's laptop. What is exactly is she hiding, and what did India find out about her? Taking the reader on a breathless ride through the winding lanes of Brighton, into its vibrant party scene and inside the homes of its well-heeled families, The Other Twin is a startling and up-to-the-minute thriller about the social-media world, where resentments and accusations are played out online, where identities are made and remade, and where there is no such thing as truth.
Author: Angela Marsons
Publisher: Little Brown GBR
Category: Black Country (England)
The dead don't tell secrets... unless you listen. The girl's smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess. Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A 'body farm' investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work - but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next? As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer's secrets - but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim ...? The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons. What readers are saying about Play Dead I read this book in one sitting, yes it really was that good ... the perfect crime thriller, well plotted, great characters, suspense ... and the most deviant and chilling serial killer... Utterly gripping and it's certainly going to be in my top reads of 2016 ... 5 stars out of 5 plus a glass of wine (to steady my nerves, after reading such a heart-pounding crime thriller).' The Book Review Caf� Wow wow wow I absolutely freaking loved it and without a shadow of doubt this is the best one yet... with this one being more gritty and tense. You crime book fans are seriously going to love it. If you haven't read any yet this can be read as a standalone although I would advise reading the series. It's too good not to miss... I cannot recommend this book enough it's flippin fantastic or like they say in the Black Country Supa' smashin' great read!'Chelle's book reviews 'Hooks you and reels you in ... Life gets put on hold until you've finished the latest offering in her AMAZING Kim Stone series ... utterly fantastic.' Reading Room with a View Wow. Give me a minute while I catch my breath, because I've just finished the latest Angela Marson's book... Ingest it by any means, just make sure you do. It is a riveting, blood-tingling, pulse pounding read that will take you on the journey that will play on your mind long after you've finished reading. Caroline-Writes This may well be the best thriller I have ever read. I could hardly breathe with the suspense and it was definitely a hardship to wrench myself away from the action. Redheaded Bookworm 'I defy anyone to turn away from the page. I was glued to this book...a truly gripping and , at times, terrifying story. Book Addict Shaun 'The best book I've read all year so far ...Dark, intense, spine-tingling and absolutely perfect.' The Bookshelf Blog 'A thrilling, tense and nail biting read' Best Crime Books & More 'Wow, I didn't think Angela Marsons DI Kim Stone series could get any better, but this one really has blown me away! Fast paced and tension filled, I loved every second of this rollercoaster of a ride. How soon can the next one be released? A highly recommended 5 star read.' Cal Turner Reviews 'Play Dead is fast paced, has a complex mystery, and great, well-developed characters. I did not want to put it down (so I just kept reading).'Bibliophile and avid reader