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Dit was die vyftiende jaar van ekonokrasie. Vyftien jaar nadat ons ons demokrasie vir die Korporasie verruil het. Die politiek is geprivatiseer. Nes ons polisiediens en hospitale, dekades vroeŽr. Danksy tegnologie, die stygende reŽnval, die veranderende klimaat, kon die land aan derduisende yskoue, dankbare Amerikaners en Kanadese blyplek bied. Vir beide die aankomelinge ťn die gevestigde inwoners het voorspoed en ’n beter lewe aangebreek.
So het ons geglo, of so is aan ons vertel. Maar nou leer ek ’n nuwe taal. Die taal van onthou. En dit maak my gevaarlik.
Wanneer ’n mediese dokter die aandag van die Sentinels trek, moet hy deur ’n verwoeste landskap vlug. In ’n wÍreld waar ’n skynson lig verskaf, raak hy ’n pion in ’n komplot waarvan hy onbewus is. Selfs die verdwyning van sy kind tydens die chaos en die kosopstande voor die Wending kon hom nie hierop voorberei nie.
In ’n land sonder voŽls is ’n verdoemende ondersoek na die impak van ’n totalitÍre bestel en een man se besinning oor sterflikheid en dŪt wat ons mense maak.
The Postmaster looked over my shoulder. As I turned to look I saw a flicker of movement from across the street. I felt unseen eyes peer at me. He walked away without another word. I watched as he climbed onto his bicycle and sped away down the street. I turned back and looked over my shoulder. Someone had been watching us. 1904. Thomas Bexley, one of the first forensic photographers, is called to the sleepy and remote Welsh village of Dinas Powys, several miles down the coast from the thriving port of Cardiff. A young girl by the name of Betsan Tilny has been found murdered in the woodland - her body bound and horribly burnt. But the crime scene appears to have been staged, and worse still: the locals are reluctant to help. As the strange case unfolds, Thomas senses a growing presence watching him, and try as he may, the villagers seem intent on keeping their secret. Then one night, in the grip of a fever, he develops the photographic plates from the crime scene in a makeshift darkroom in the cellar of his lodgings. There, he finds a face dimly visible in the photographs; a face hovering around the body of the dead girl - the face of Betsan Tilny.
**PRE-ORDER NOW - the twisty, compulsive new thriller from the bestselling author of Local Girl Missing, Last Seen Alive and Do Not Disturb** One missing. One a murderer. One trying to find the truth. Flora has her whole life ahead of her - until the summer night she vanishes. Her sister Heather was a good girl - until the spring morning she kills two people. Jess Fox was once like a sister to them both. But called home to investigate Heather's crime, she begins to wonder if she really knew either sister at all . . . Praise for Claire Douglas: 'Thrillingly tense and twisty' B A Paris 'Kept me up last night - scary, twisty, all too believable' Jane Corry 'Tense, claustrophobic and gripping' Paula Daly 'A page-turning slow burn' Cara Hunter
Bailey Kellerman verlaat Suid-Afrika finaal nŠ nog ’n liefdesteleurstelling deur haar eerste liefde, Adam. Hulle het ’n aan-en-af-verhouding sedert hulle jong dae, maar Adam verneuk haar gereeld en kom nie tot trou nie. In London trou sy met ’n Fransman, maar word ook deur hom in die steek gelaat.
Terwyl sy oorsee is, word haar ouers wreed in hul huis in Johannesburg tydens ’n rooftog vermoor. Haar broer, Zak, daag woedend by haar huis op en dring daarop aan dat sy terugkom Suid-Afrika toe. Hy verwyt haar ook dat sy nie by die begrafnis was nie, min wetend wat haar omstandighede daardie tyd was.
Sewe maande later is Bailey terug in Suid-Afrika, maar iewers is daar ’n slang in die gras. Hoekom het haar pa nie die kluis tydens die rooftog vir die rowers oopgemaak nie? Wat is in die toegesluite kluis? En gaan Adam weer amok in haar lewe kom maak?
`Inspired' New York Times `Deliciously funny' Helen Oyeyemi `Enormously entertaining' Lionel Shriver `Smart, brilliant ... I love it so much!' Joanna Cannon A wickedly caustic tale of a student who stumbles on a literary treasure. Anna Brisker, a once promising student, has fallen behind. Her PhD on inspiration is overdue and instead she busies herself with power-eating strawberry pop tarts and watching as her doctoral peers fly off to take posts at prestigious universities. Alone over the holidays, Anna strikes up an unexpected and life-changing friendship. But what can Helen Langley, a middle-aged antiquarian bookbinder, have in her possession that might unlock Anna's thesis and her chronic inertia? And what laws will Anna break to get it? Lean and compulsively readable, Talent is a literary romp that delights in its wicked lampooning of the academic world and asks how far we should go to meet our potential. And in Anna Brisker, we have an audacious heroine who cannot help but shine with mordant brilliance.
From the author of The Last Mrs Parrish comes a thrilling, tense thriller that will send you on a rollercoaster from start to finish! Secrets, lies, betrayal...and murder. Dr Kate English has it all. Not only is she heiress to a large fortune, she has a gorgeous husband and daughter, a high-flying career and a beautiful mansion anyone would be jealous of. But all that is about to change. One night, Kate's mother is found dead, murdered in her own home. And then Kate receives a message: You think you're sad now, just wait... Evidently, all is not as it seems in Baltimore high society, and as scandals, infidelities and betrayals are exposed, tensions rise to boiling point. The murderer could be anyone - friend, neighbour, lover, relative. And Kate is next on their list... Perfect for fans of B. A. Paris, Shari Lapena and Liane Moriarty
PRE-ORDER NOW - THE NEW THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR On Halloween night, the residents of Black Gale gather for a dinner party. As the only nine people living there, they've become close friends as well as neighbours. They eat, drink and laugh. They play games and take photographs. Except those photographs will be the last record of any of them. By the next morning, the whole village has vanished. With no bodies, no evidence and no clues, the mystery of what happened at Black Gale remains unsolved two and a half years on. But then the families of the missing turn to investigator David Raker - and their obsession becomes his. What secrets were the neighbours keeping from their families - and from each other? Were they really everything they seemed to be? And is Raker looking for nine missing people - or nine dead bodies? People can't get enough of Tim Weaver's psychological thrillers: 'So many twists and surprises' Times 'I couldn't put it down' Sun 'It had me racing to the end' Fiona Barton 'Packed with twists' Daily Express 'Genuinely original' Gillian McAllister 'Impressive' Guardian 'Terrific' Sunday Times
The Women's Murder Club face the fight of their lives in the latest thriller from the bestselling James Patterson series
Three victims, three bullets, three cities. Simultaneous murders in LA, Chicago, and San Francisco – SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer's jurisdiction. The shooters are precise, as is their target selection. Each one of the male and female victims excels at an illegal and deadly activity that is dominating public debate. As the casualty list expands, the fear and fascination with this shooting gallery galvanises the county.
Are the shooters the villains or the heroes? And who will be next?
THE RUNAWAY SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR, NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING EMILY BLUNT. "Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect". (Stephen King). Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train...
A Tudor thriller featuring Giordano Bruno, renegade monk, philosopher and heretic, for fans of C. J. Sansom and The Name of the Rose Autumn, 1583. The skies above England harbour dark omens ... An astrological phenomenon heralds the dawn of a new age and a young maid of honour is murdered, occult symbols carved into her flesh. The court's loyalties are tested. Its murderous secrets exposed. When Mary Stuart's supporters scheme to usurp Queen Elizabeth's throne, spymaster Francis Walsingham calls on Giordano Bruno to infiltrate the plotters. The proof he seeks is within his grasp. But the young woman's murder could point to an even more sinister truth ... Heretic, maverick, charmer: Giordano Bruno is always on his guard. Never more so than when working for Queen Elizabeth and her spymaster - for this man of letters is now an agent of danger and intrigue.
Before you follow the path into your family's history, beware of the secrets you may find... The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author. The past is about to become the present... Ruth has returned to Edinburgh after many years of exile. Left rootless by the death of her estranged father, she is faced with the daunting task of sorting through his possessions. Amidst the dust of her old life, Ruth discovers a hidden diary from the eighteenth century, written by her ancestor, Thomas Erskine. As she sifts through the ancient pages of the past, Ruth is pulled into a story that she can't escape. As the youngest son of a noble family Thomas' life started in genteel poverty, but his extraordinary experiences propel him from the high seas to Lord Chancellor. Yet, on his journey through life, he makes a powerful enemy who hounds him to the death - and beyond. Ruth has opened a door to the past that she can't close, and meets a ghost in her family tree who wasn't invited. She will have to draw upon new friends and old in what will become a battle for her very survival... The inspiration for The Ghost Tree lies in Barbara Erskine's own personal history - branching back to the days of Thomas Erskine, her great grandfather, five times removed. Once again, the Sunday Times bestselling author brings the past to life in vivid, spellbinding colour.
'I just LOVE [Elin Hilderbrand's] books, they are such compulsive reads' -Marian Keyes Warm up for winter on a Caribbean beach with New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Irene Steele's life is idyllic, until it is rocked by a late-night phone call that brings news of her husband's sudden death. Even in the midst of her crippling grief, Irene cannot get one question out of her head: why was his body found on St. John, a tropical Caribbean paradise far removed from their suburban life? Leaving the cold Nantucket winter behind, Irene flies hundreds of miles to get to the island - only to learn that her husband had a secret second family. As she delves deeper into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the man she loved, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sandy beaches of St. John's. ************** Praise for Elin Hilderbrand: 'Oozes plenty of drama' - Heat 'A page turner' - Coastal Living 'Her imagination is endless' - Book Reporter
Book 49 in the bestselling In Death series - Eve Dallas takes on a serial killer dispensing their own form of justice. When a family man is tortured, killed and left in front of his family home for all the world to see, Eve Dallas knows she is on the hunt for a particularly dangerous killer. But death uncovers secrets and the killer leaves a note revealing the victim to be far from the family man he appears. As Eve scrambles to find out what she can to link victim and killer, another body is found. Another man with a dark and murky past. The race is on before the killer strikes again but Eve must wrestle with her demons and her conscience as she decides whether she really wants to protect men who probably deserve everything they get...
'A remarkable debut novel' Sunday Times 'The best historical thriller I've read in twenty years' A.J. Finn 'A thrilling, unnerving, clever and beautiful story. Reading it is like giving a little gift to oneself' Fredrik Backman The year is 1793, Stockholm. King Gustav of Sweden has been assassinated, years of foreign wars have emptied the treasuries, and the realm is governed by a self-interested elite, leaving its citizens to suffer. On the streets, malcontent and paranoia abound. A body is found in the city's swamp by a watchman, Mickel Cardell, and the case is handed over to investigator Cecil Winge, who is dying of consumption. Together, Winge and Cardell become embroiled in a brutal world of guttersnipes and thieves, mercenaries and madams, and one death will expose a city rotten with corruption beneath its powdered and painted veneer. The Wolf and the Watchman depicts the capacity for cruelty in the name of survival or greed - but also the capacity for love, friendship, and the desire for a better world. 'An unexpected masterpiece, a wild and unusual mix of genres that in one fell swoop succeeds in renewing the entire crime fiction genre' Arne Dahl
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY SPRING BOOK CLUB PICK, FROM THE AUTHOR BEHIND AWARD WINNING TV SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES. Nine perfect strangers, each hiding an imperfect life. A luxury retreat cut off from the outside world. Ten days that promise to change your life. But some promises - like some lives - are perfect lies . . . __________ 'Fantastic' Times 'Original, suspenseful, downright brilliant' Clare Mackintosh 'The twist blew my mind' Marian Keyes 'A super-suspenseful page-turner' Mail on Sunday 'Will grip you from the first page' Sunday Express 'Captivating' Good Housekeeping 'Had me utterly hooked' Daily Mail
Sometimes love is toxic... Bree Dwyer is desperate to escape her husband, take the children and run. But he's always watching. And she always gets caught. Until her first love, Alfie Jennings, returns to Essex... Gangsters Alfie and Vaughn have been out of the game for a while, but a life of crime is one you never forget. To get back on top they need serious money, because loyalty and power don't come for free. One dangerous job and they'll have the payoff they need. And Alfie isn't going to let anyone get in the way, least of all a pretty face like Bree. It's time to show Essex what they're made of. And this time, Alfie and Vaughn aren't backing down.
It's been a good summer for forensics expert Dr David Hunter. His relationship is going well and he's in demand again as a police consultant. Life is good. Then a call comes from an old associate: a body has been found, and she'd like Hunter to take a look. The empty shell of St Jude's Hospital now stands awaiting demolition, its only visitors society's outcasts, addicts and dealers. A partially mummified corpse has been discovered in the hospital's cavernous loft, but not even Hunter can say how long it's been there. All he knows for sure is that it's the body of a young woman. And that she was pregnant. But the collapse of the loft floor reveals another of the hospital's secrets. A sealed-off chamber, still with beds inside. Some of them occupied... For Hunter, what began as a straightforward case is about to become a twisted nightmare that threatens everyone around him. And as the investigation springs more surprises, one thing is certain. St Jude's hasn't claimed its last victim . . . With its viscerally authentic forensics, menacing atmosphere and nerve-shredding tension, Simon Beckett's new crime thriller will leave you gasping.
The gripping new thriller in P. J. Tracy's Twin Cities series.
On a bitterly cold winter night, Kelly Ramage leaves her suburban home, telling her husband she's going to meet a friend. She never comes back. When her body is discovered, murdered in what seems to be a sex game gone horribly wrong, Detectives Gino and Magozzi take the case, expecting to find a flirtatious trail leading straight to the killer.
However, Kelly's sinister lover has done a disturbingly good job of hiding his identity, which is when it becomes clear that she isn't his first victim - and that she won't be the last...
July 1932. When a drowned man is found in a freight elevator in Haus Vaterland, the giant pleasure palace on Potsdamer Platz, Inspector Gereon Rath is called in to investigate. It's not that Rath hasn't problems enough. His hunt for a mysterious contract killer has been stalled for weeks, and his on-off lover, Charlotte Ritter, has just begun her probationary year with Berlin CID. The corpse in Haus Vaterland looks to be part of a series of murders whose trail leads eastwards to the Polish border - and beyond.
`The Missing has a delicious sense of foreboding from the first page, luring us into the heart of a family with terrible secrets and making us wait, with pounding hearts for the final, agonizing twist. Loved it' Fiona Barton, Author of THE WIDOW You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them. But should you...? `A twisty-turny psychological thriller ... Well-written, pacy and gripping' Fabulous When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire, blames herself. She's not the only one. There isn't a single member of Billy's family that doesn't feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn't until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface. Claire is sure of two things - that Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance. A mother's instinct is never wrong. Or is it? Sometimes those closest to us are the ones with the most to hide... "I was grabbed by this book from the first page and read the ending with an open mouth. I wish I could unread it so that I could go back and discover it again. Brilliant!" Angela Marsons, Author of SILENT SCREAM
WARNING: Will keep you up all night From the No.1 bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes When you think you're safe, YOU'RE NOT. When you think the past is over, IT ISN'T. When you think you know someone, YOU DON'T. When you think you've guessed this twist, YOU HAVEN'T. One moment will change three women's lives forever. `Brilliantly clever and compelling, loved it!' B A Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors `A pacy, twisty thriller that will hook you with its first few pages' Stylist `Cross Her Heart is about three interesting women and some nasty men. To say more would reveal a powerful plot' The Times
The eleventh Kate Shackleton adventure, an evocative and colourful crime series set in 1920s Yorkshire. Praise for Frances Brody's Kate Shackleton series: 'The series is right up there with Miss Marple' Sunday Sport 'Delightful' People's Friend 'Frances Brody matches a heroine of free and independent spirit with a vivid evocation of time and place . . . a novel to cherish' Barry Turner, Daily Mail 'Brody's excellent mystery splendidly captures the conflicts and attitudes of the time with well-developed characters' RT Book Reviews 'Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine' Ann Granger
A little girl went missing years ago. That child is you. A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller that won the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award, previously won by THE DRY and THE ROSIE PROJECT. `Nervy, soulful, genuinely surprising' A. J. Finn, bestselling author THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW `One of the best books I have ever read' ***** `Well wow! I didn't see THAT twist coming!!' ***** `I lost sleep over this book' ***** A child was stolen twenty years ago Little Sammy Went vanishes from her home in Manson, Kentucky - an event that devastates her family and tears apart the town's deeply religious community. And somehow that missing girl is you Kim Leamy, an Australian photographer, is approached by a stranger who turns her world upside down - he claims she is the kidnapped Sammy and that everything she knows about herself is based on a lie. How far will you go to uncover the truth? In search of answers, Kim returns to the remote town of Sammy's childhood to face up to the ghosts of her early life. But the deeper she digs into her family background the more secrets she uncovers... and the closer she gets to confronting the trauma of her dark and twisted past.
The next heart-pounding thriller from number one bestseller and queen of crime, Val McDermid 'Her Queen of Crime status will not be challenged' Scotsman 'McDermid remains unrivalled . . . brilliant' Observer 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review 'Brilliant . . . sensational . . . unforgettable' Guardian
GET READY FOR THE MOST POWERFUL AND EMOTIONAL DEBUT THRILLER OF 2018! Perfect for fans of It by Stephen King, The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor and the TV show Stranger Things. We were so young when it all happened. Just 13-years-old, making the most of the long, hot, lazy days of summer, thinking we had the world at our feet. That was us - me, Fat Bobby, Jim and Tara - the four members of the Outsiders' Club. The day we found a burnt-out car in the woods was the day everything changed. Cold, hard cash in the front seat and a body in the trunk... it started out as a mystery we were desperate to solve. Then, the Collector arrived. He knew we had found his secret. And suddenly, our summer of innocence turned into the stuff of nightmares. Nothing would ever be the same again...
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