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HOW WELL DO YOU REALLY KNOW THE ONE YOU LOVE THE MOST? 'The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night' Jane Corry, bestselling author of The Dead Ex This is a story about a married couple. They met, fell in love, had two beautiful children. So far, so ordinary. But they have a very dark secret. It's a story with a twist. And then another. And another. You might think you've read stories like this before. You'd be wrong. By the end of the first chapter you'll be hooked. At page fifty you might not sleep until you finish. And when you turn the last page, you'll ask yourself one question: How well do you really know the person you love most? __________ 'Wow! My Lovely Wife is a stunner - full of twists, well-drawn characters, and riveting suspense' Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Don't Let Go 'Dexter meets Gone Girl - I loved this this brilliantly dark and twisted novel. One of the best books I've read this year' C.J. Tudor 'An assured and deliciously engrossing debut. It will linger long after you've reached the last page' Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes 'Absolutely unputdownable' Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish 'OH MY GOODNESS! I read this in one go because I just could NOT STOP. Not just another domestic thriller - this will get into your head' 5***** reader review
DOLLY, LINDA, SHIRLEY AND BELLA ARE BACK. AND THIS TIME IT'S A FIGHT TO THE FINISH. Against all the odds, Dolly Rawlins and her gangland widows managed the impossible: a heist their husbands had failed to pull off - at the cost of their lives. But though they may be in the money, they're far from easy street. Shocked by her husband's betrayal, Dolly discovers Harry Rawlins isn't dead. He knows where the four women are and he wants them to pay. And he doesn't just mean getting his hands on the money. The women can't keep running. They have to get Harry out of their lives for good. But can they outwit a criminal mastermind who won't hesitate to kill? Especially when one of them has a plan of her own . . . to kill or be killed. The sequel to Lynda La Plante's groundbreaking thriller, Widows - now a major feature film.
THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'A TSUNAMI OF A THRILLER. This may well be Gardner's best work' - DAVID BALDACCI _______________ One death might be an accident. Two deaths looks like murder. A man is shot dead in his own home, and his pregnant wife, Evie, is found with the gun in her hands. Detective D.D. Warren instantly recognises her. Sixteen years ago, Evie also shot her own father. That killing was ruled an accident. D.D. doesn't believe in coincidences. But this case isn't as open and shut as it first appears, and her job is to discover the truth. Evie might be a victim. Or she might be about to get away with murder again. _______________ 'Never Tell is raw, visceral, emotional, the sentences come at you like MP5 rounds, and features three incredible characters, D.D., Flora and Evie, who, alone, could carry any narrative.' - DAVID BALDACCI 'a shattering emotional journey that's utterly relentless in pacing and suspense. Tell everyone that Never Tell is an early candidate for the best thriller of 2019.' - PROVIDENCE JOURNAL '...pulls no punches in its authenticity. She is one of the masters when it comes to crime fiction. Fans of her novels will consider this one of her best, and newcomers will be in awe of the compelling story and unpredictability of the proceedings.' - MAIL ONLINE 'This career-best thriller from the bestseller will keep you up into the wee small hours ... the twists just keep coming' - PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH 'Lisa Gardner has outdone herself with this powerful novel about three women, two murders, and uncountable secrets! From its stunning opening to its last thrilling page, Never Tell will captivate, surprise, and satisfy you.' - LISA SCOTTOLINE 'Never Tell shocks the system like ten thousand volts. D.D. Warren's most gripping case yet. Brace yourself, gulp down a deep breath, and dive in.' - A.J. FINN 'Gardner's writing is beautiful, and the plot weaves together masterfully with detail and precision... For anyone looking for a suspenseful, gripping read, Never Tell will not disappoint.' - NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS 'Her character work is beautifully done, and she deftly handles multiple narrators, timelines and plot arcs. Gardner strikes what feels like a perfect tone...Never Tell is an excellent addition to the D.D. Warren series and proof it's never too late to draw in new fans.' - SHELF AWARENESS 'Nail-biting ... Gardner's commendable storytelling will keep fans eagerly waiting for the next outing for D.D. and Flora' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'In her latest nail-biter Never Tell, Lisa Gardner knows just what her readers want and how to give it to them.' - REAL BOOK SPY 'This novel is on fire! Surprising twists and a great cast make this a brilliant page-turner that I can recommend to everyone.' - THE BELGIAN REVIEWER BLOG 'gripping, compelling, and full of twists... a thought-provoking and sometimes disturbing read. ... I am definitely going to catch up and read all her previous novels which, I am sure, are as captivating as Never Tell.' - BOOK AFTER BOOK BLOG
Jonathan Kellermann's legendary thrillers have sold over 80 million copies. This might be his best yet. _________________________ An uninvited guest. A missing identity. A trail of deadly secrets. When a horrified bridesmaid finds the body of a young woman at a wedding reception, it makes the bride and groom's choice of a Saints and Sinners theme all the more macabre. There are no means of identification and nobody knows the victim. The bride is convinced someone is trying to sabotage her big day. The groom is sure it's a dreadful mistake. It's up to brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis to uncover the truth. They have a hundred guests to question, and a strong suspicion that the motive for murder is personal... The party's over. AND THE HUNT FOR THE KILLER IS ON. _________________________ 'Jonathan Kellermann's new crime thriller delivers a killer wedding in more ways than one ... a thoroughly engaging whodunit' CULTUREFLY
The start of a fantastic new legal series, perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, written by an acclaimed QC Elliot Rook is the epitome of a highly successful, old Etonian QC. Or so everyone believes. In fact, he is an ex-petty criminal with a past that he has spent decades keeping secret. Until now... An unidentified young woman of Middle Eastern origin has been found murdered on the outskirts of Rook's home town. Billy Barber - a violent football hooligan and white supremacist who knows Rook from old - is accused of her murder. Barber insists that Rook must defend him. If Rook refuses, Barber will expose him, bringing crashing to the ground the life and career that Rook has spent his life building. The truth is there for the finding. But at what cost?
To find a killer, she must unlock a child's terror... The first in an exciting new crime series featuring psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn - a brilliantly complex character who struggles with a dark past of her own. Perfect for fans of Nicci French and Val McDermid. A traumatized little boy Four years old, terrified, disturbed - Sami is a child in need of help. Now it's up to psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn to find the cause of his suffering and unlock his darkest memories, before it's too late. A psychologist with a secret Meanwhile Jessie is haunted by an awful truth of her own. She works alongside former patient, Captain Ben Callan, to investigate a violent death - but the ghosts of her past refuse to leave her. A body washed up on the beach When a burnt corpse is found on the Sussex coast, Jessie begins to uncover a link between her two cases - and a desperate killer will do anything to keep it buried...
Berlyn, 1933. Hardebaard speurder Bernard – “Bernie” – Günther word deur ’n miljoenêr-sakeman ingeroep om die moord op sy dogter en skoonseun op te los en waardevolle juwele wat tydens die inbraak gesteel is, te vind. Gewoonlik is Günther op die spoor van vermiste persone, maar in dié onstuimige politieke klimaat betree hy ’n donker onderwêreld waar misdaad, korrupsie en onderhandelinge met Nazi-leiers aan die orde van die dag is. Sy soektog ontbloot ’n skandaal wat hoëkoppe soos Hermann Goering en Heinrich Himmler betrek ...
Smerige nagklubs, smeulende filmsterre, oorvol lykshuise en onderonsies met die Gestapo lei uiteindelik tot ’n skokkende onthulling. Die roman speel af in Nazi-Duitsland – ’n milieu wat Kerr met vernuf skets.
Dié Afrikaanse uitgawe van March Violets is die eerste boek in Kerr se Berlin Noir-reeks, sy eerste Bernie Günther- trilogie. Vertalings van die volgende twee romans in die reeks, The Pale Criminal en A German Requiem, verskyn in 2019.
After thirty years at St Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. Each class has its clowns, its rebels, its underdogs, its 'Brodie' boys who, whilst of course he doesn't have favourites, hold a special place in an old teacher's heart. But every so often there's a boy who doesn't fit the mould. A troublemaker. A boy with hidden shadows inside. With insolvency and academic failure looming, a new broom has arrived at the venerable school, bringing Powerpoint, sharp suits and even sixth form girls to the dusty corridors. But while Straitley does his sardonic best to resist this march to the future, a shadow from his past is stirring. A boy who even twenty years on haunts his teacher's dreams. A boy capable of bad things.
The latest William Lorimer investigation from bestselling author Alex Gray - Glasgow-set crime at its most thrilling. A murder on their doorstep A case that's too close to home . . . The body of a young woman has been discovered in Bellahouston park, the second in a matter of months. It's clear to Detective Superintendent William Lorimer of Police Scotland that they have a repeat killer on their hands, who is sure to strike again. Lucky for DSI Lorimer that his wife, Maggie, is miles away from potential danger, touring Scotland to promote her first book. Faced with strangers at every event, Maggie doesn't notice the quiet, non-descript man sitting in the back row. But he has noticed Maggie Lorimer. And soon his will be a face she never forgets. If you like Val McDermid, Stuart MacBride and Ann Cleeves, you will be utterly gripped by this twisty, heart-stopping crime novel. ********* Praise for Alex Gray: 'Exciting, pacy, authentic with outstanding characterisation' ANGELA MARSONS, bestselling author of DEAD SOULS 'One of the best is Alex Gray . . . highly recommended' LITERARY REVIEW 'ONLY THE DEAD CAN TELL is, quite simply, superbly written and plotted. It sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book' FULLY BOOKED 'ONLY THE DEAD CAN TELL will more than satisfy fans of Gray, and there's plenty for the new reader to get their teeth into' THE SCOTSMAN 'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing' THE TIMES 'An excellent crime writer' DAILY MAIL
"Run Away confirms one of the world's finest thriller writers is at the very top of his game." PETER JAMES "Coben never, ever lets you down - but this one is really special." LEE CHILD ______________________ YOU'VE LOST YOUR DAUGHTER. She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. You haven't seen her in six months. Then you find her busking in New York's Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is frail, filthy, terrified, and in more trouble than you ever imagined. You don't stop to think. You approach her. You beg her to come home. SHE RUNS. You follow. What choice do you have? And as you descend into the dark, dangerous world she's lost herself in, you quickly find yourself out of your depths. Down here, no-one is safe - and now both of you might never make it out alive... ______________________ "The modern master of the hook and twist" DAN BROWN "A twisty thriller that'll keep you up way past any sensible lights out time" HEAT "[Coben's] writing and storytelling are firing on all cylinders and the seemingly straightforward tale takes a sharp turn when it's least expected" DAILY MAIL "Run Away is Harlan Coben at the height of his narrative mastery... as a thriller it's a narcotic... unmissable." SHOTS MAGAZINE "The award-winning Coben once again gets his hook into you and twists to keep you snared." RTE GUIDE "Few of Harlan Coben's thrillers are anything less than gripping, but every now and again he writes one that exceeds his own high standards. Run Away is one." THE TIMES ONLINE "A twisty, disturbing and poignant thriller" WOMAN
'Ward writes with the same compelling energy as you get in a blockbuster Netflix series' Daily Mail 'Compelling. Filled with unexpected twists... a riveting read' Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Wife Between Us Maddie and Ian's romance began when he was serving in the British Army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend Jo in Europe. Now sixteen years later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America. But when an accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian's PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son Charlie; and the couple's tangled and tumultuous past with Jo. From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, the years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of shocking crime. But what in this beautiful home has gone so terribly bad? Perfect for fans of The Woman in the Window and The Wife Between Us.
From award-winning author Jane Casey comes a powerful crime thriller, with a delicious edge of psychological suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page... If you only read one crime book this year, make it this one! A murder without a body Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. All the signs point to murder. A girl too scared to talk Maeve Kerrigan is determined to prove she's up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is hiding something, but getting her to open up is impossible. A detective with everything to prove No one on the street is above suspicion. All Maeve needs is one person to talk, but that's not going to happen. Because even in a case of murder, some secrets are too terrible to share... What people are saying about Let the Dead Speak: `I was utterly gripped' Susie Steiner, author of Missing, Presumed `Sharp, complex and gripping to the very end' Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls `Fiendishly gripping' John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker series 'A tremendously twisty, emotional read' Sarah Hilary, author of Someone Else's Skin `Fans of intelligent police procedurals and meaty crime fiction are in for a real treat' Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me `If you haven't discovered Jane Casey yet, this is the perfect place to start' Mark Edwards, author of Follow You Home `All the twists and turns of a top-rate police procedural but with the psychological depth of a top-rate psych thriller' Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad
Escape or die trying…
No.1 international bestseller Jeffery Deaver returns with a stunning new thriller – the first in an exciting series featuring enigmatic investigator Colter Shaw.
‘Masterful storytelling ― The Never Game is Deaver’s most riveting, most twisty, most unputdownable novel yet’ Karin Slaughter
A killer is changing the rules. One murder at a time . . .
You wake up all alone, in the middle of a forest, miles from anywhere.
Beside you lie five objects – a lighter, grease, picture-frame wire, a piece of silk, a bottle of water – which you will need to use if you want to survive.
You’ve been taken by the Whispering Man and there is no escape. He makes the rules and nobody ever gets out alive.
Enigmatic investigator Colter Shaw is fighting to stop the murders. But another victim has been snatched from her family and he’s running out of time.
In the darkest corner of Silicon Valley, a new breed of killer is emerging: someone with a deadly obsession, whose twisted game is spiralling out of control.
If you love BBC's The Bridge, then you'll love The Darkness . . . ____________ A young woman is found dead on a remote Icelandic beach. She came looking for safety, but instead she found a watery grave. A hasty police investigation determines her death as suicide . . . When Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik police is forced into early retirement, she is told she can investigate one last cold case of her choice - and she knows which one. What she discovers is far darker than suicide . . . And no one is telling Hulda the whole story. When her own colleagues try to put the brakes on her investigation, Hulda has just days to discover the truth. A truth she will risk her own life to find. ____________ THE SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH 'A superb thriller' Sunday Times 'It adds several shades of darkness to Nordic noir . . . a deeply shocking climax' ANTHONY HOROWITZ 'Chilling - a must-read' Peter James 'A true masterpiece . . . a plot full of twists and turns and an ending that leaves you gasping for air' Yrsa Sigurdardottir 'Was gripped from the start of this brilliantly told story. And left wide-eyed with shock at the ending' Fiona Barton 'Page-turning stuff with an unexpected ending!' James Swallow 'As chilling as the nip in the Icelandic air' Choice Magazine
Scotland has been a proudly independent country for centuries. But success has now turned sour. Malcolm Mackay's remarkable novel of crime and corruption is set in a brooding, rain-swept Scottish city that is compellingly different from the one we think we know. The Scottish city of Challaid is corruption-riddled place where people frequently go off the radar. So when PC Vinny Reno discovers his ex-wife, Freya, has disappeared, he turns to private detectives Darian Ross and Sholto Douglas. Their search will lead them to a collision between Freya and a wealthy banking family. But it also leads to more quesitions. What does Freya's dissappearance have to do with a year-old murder case? What is the involvement of a young man who never leaves his house? As they dig deeper into the past, Darian and Sholto realise they must stand against the most powerful people in the city if they are to unearth the truth...
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
When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. Accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice-Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler's Munich in 1938-he asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon's death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the citizens of London, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect the young evacuee she has grown to love. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend-and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.
'2018'S MOST GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER' Stylist 'Fresh. . . fascinating' Sunday Times She was his perfect wife, until she went missing . . . Alexandra Southwood has vanished. Her husband, Marc, is beside himself. It isn't long before the police are searching for a body. But Alexandra is alive - trapped, far away from her husband and young daughters. Desperate, Marc will stop at nothing to find the woman he loves. Even if it means discovering that he never really knew her at all. Because Alexandra is no ordinary missing person - but then neither is she quite a perfect wife . . . 'An astutely written, complex debut . . . even seasoned genre aficionados will be surprised' Guardian 'So refreshing. A thriller, a page-turner, thoughtful and thought-provoking' Sabine Durrant, bestselling author of Lie With Me 'Cunning . . . Will have your brain working in overdrive as you try to second guess the ingenious plot' Sunday Express Previously published as Exhibit Alexandra
'My favourite series' Val McDermid DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters telling him to 'go to the stone circle and rescue the innocent who is buried there'. He is shaken, not only because children are very much on his mind, with Michelle's baby due to be born, but because although the letters are anonymous, they are somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead. Or are they? Meanwhile Ruth is working on a dig in the Saltmarsh - another henge, known by the archaeologists as the stone circle - trying not to think about the baby. Then bones are found on the site, and identified as those of Margaret Lacey, a twelve-year-old girl who disappeared thirty years ago. As the Margaret Lacey case progresses, more and more aspects of it begin to hark back to that first case of The Crossing Places, and to Scarlett Henderson, the girl Nelson couldn't save. The past is reaching out for Ruth and Nelson, and its grip is deadly.
The third edge-of-your-seat thriller in the Georgina McKenzie series. Fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo won't be able to put it down! Europe is in the grip of an extreme Arctic blast and at the mercy of a killer, who leaves no trace. His weapons of choice are razor-sharp icicles. This is Jack Frost. Now a fully qualified criminologist, Georgina McKenzie is called upon by the Dutch police to profile this cunning and brutal murderer. Are they looking for a hit man or a frenzied serial-killer? Could there be a link to a cold missing persons' case that George had worked with Chief Inspector Paul van den Bergen - two abducted toddlers he could never quite give up on? The hunt for Jack Frost sparks a dangerous, heart-rending journey through the toughest neighbourhoods in Europe, where refugees and Roma gypsies scratch a living on the edge of society. Walking into the dark, violent world of a trans-national trafficking ring, can George outrun death to shed light on two terrible mysteries?
"The twenty-five mysteries that Katherine Hall Page has cooked up for her sleuth, Faith Fairchild, make for delectable reading. What a body of work! Dig in." -- Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked Amateur detective and caterer Faith Fairchild is at her Penobscot Bay, Maine cottage preparing for a summer wedding, when she stumbles across . . . another body in this 25th entry in the beloved mystery series. For the first time in years, Faith Fairchild has time for herself. Her husband Tom is spending days on the other side of the island using a friend's enhanced WiFi for a project; their son, Ben, after his first year in college, is studying abroad for the summer; and their daughter Amy is working at the old Laughing Gulls Lodge, now a revamped conference center. Faith is looking forward to some projects of her own. Her friend Sophie Maxwell is also spending the summer on Sanpere Island, hoping for distractions from her worries that she isn't yet pregnant. And the daughter of Faith's good friend Pix Miller is getting married to a wonderful guy . . . with a less-than-wonderful mother. Between keeping Sophie's spirits up and Pix's blood pressure down, Faith has her hands full. And that's before a body with a mysterious tattoo and connections far away from small Sanpere Island appears in the Lily Pond. Once again, Faith will get to the bottom of this strange case--and whip up a delicious blueberry buckle on the side.
The twenty-fourth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman They thought the murders were over. But now there's a new victim... On a crisp September morning in the woods of upstate New York, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains. She calls her husband, Peter, a former detective lieutenant with LAPD. Within hours, the forest is transformed into a frenetic crime scene. As Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams, further investigate, they realize they're most likely dealing with a missing student from the Five Colleges of Upstate. And when more bodies are found in the same area, Decker and McAdams know this isn't just a one-off murder case. Now they must race to protect their community from a psychopathic killer still in the area - and on the hunt for a fresh victim.
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