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Detective Renee Ballard is working the graveyard shift again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help and she relents. Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway who was brutally murdered. He crossed paths with her devastated mother while working a previous case, and Daisy's story has seized hold of him. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch and his former partner Lucia Soto to find out what happened to Daisy and finally bring her killer to justice... (p) Hachette Book Group US 2018
'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.
A wealthy Greek businessman is found dead at his London home... The Leonides were one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That was until the head of the household, Aristide, was murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man's young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiance of the late millionare's granddaughter...
'A brilliant read' B A Paris Two sisters go missing Only one returns. Getting people to believe you is easy. If you tell them what they want to hear. When my sister and I disappeared three years ago, they found Emma's car at the beach. Some people believed she had gone there to find a party or meet a friend who never showed. They believed that she'd gone for a swim. They believed that she'd drowned. Maybe by accident. Maybe a suicide. Everyone believed Emma was dead. As for me, well - now I'm back to tell our story. You'll have to see if you believe it. Praise for Wendy Walker: `Not to be missed' Karin Slaughter `Unpredictable'Mail on Sunday `Disturbing'Woman
Sometimes crime does pay, but at what price? **The No.1 hardback and Top Ten paperback Sunday Times bestseller** Some people are made for a life of crime. Jason Rampling is a chancer, and he'll do anything to give his family a better future - whatever the cost. Melissa didn't know what she'd let herself in for when she married Jason, but as the stakes get higher, she gets stronger. In a game where loyalty is everything, Jason will risk everything for one last roll of the dice. Is a life of crime worth the price? Some would kill for it . . .
Jen has finally got her daughter home. But why does fifteen-year-old Lana still feel lost? When Lana goes missing for four desperate days and returns refusing to speak of what happened, Jen fears the very worst. She thinks she's failed as a mother, that her daughter is beyond reach and that she must do something - anything - to bring her back. The family returns to London where everyone but Jen seems happy to carry on as normal. Jen's husband Hugh thinks she's going crazy - and their eldest daughter Meg is tired of Lana getting all the attention. But Jen knows Lana has changed, and can't understand why. Does the answer lie in those four missing days? And how can Jen find out? 'As gripping as Elizabeth is Missing' Elle 'Utterly compelling' Rosamund Lupton '[A] satisfying, cathartic mystery' Jenny Colgan 'A compelling modern family drama with witty and wonderful characters. Utter bliss' Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Love, Nina 'Intriguing and entertaining' Observer
`Gritty and gripping' Kimberley Chambers `A gripping yet tear-jerking gangland masterpiece' Kerry Barnes Having been brought up amongst the hardest gangsters and faces of London, Franny Doyle learnt never to let love be her weakness. But she'll do anything to protect those close to her, and at whatever cost. Her partner Alfie Jennings is under pressure. The only person he ever sent down has recently been released from prison, and his Soho nightclub is under threat from his rival Charlie Eton - a man who doesn't respond kindly to people taking away his business. Charlie is playing dirty to come out on top, and when innocent children become involved in the feud, Franny and Alfie are dragged into a dark underworld where Alfie must face demons from his past, and Franny is in a dangerous race against time to ensure her own secrets aren't exposed. Betrayal and lies come with consequences, and old sins cast long shadows... The heart-racing new thriller perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers and Martina Cole.
A special release of the very first crime novel by John Rhode, introducing Dr Priestley, the genius detective who would go on to appear in more than 70 bestselling crime novels during the Golden Age. When Harold Merefield returned home in the early hours of a winter morning from a festive little party at that popular nightclub, the `Naxos', he was startled by a gruesome discovery. On his bed was a corpse. There was nothing to show the identity of the dead man or the cause of his death. At the inquest, the jury found a verdict of `Death from Natural Causes' - perhaps they were right, but yet . . . ? Harold determined to investigate the matter for himself and sought the help of Professor Priestley, who, by the simple but unusual method of logical reasoning, succeeded in throwing light upon what proved to be a very curious affair indeed. This Detective Club classic is introduced by crime writing historian and expert Tony Medawar, who looks at how John Rhode, who also wrote as Miles Burton and as Cecil Waye, became one of the best-selling and most popular British authors of the Golden Age.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of The President is Missing by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson, read by Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, Jeremy Davidson, and Mozhan Marno, with an extract read by Bill Clinton. ________________________________ The President is Missing. The world is in shock. But the reason he's missing is much worse than anyone can imagine. With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. `The dream team delivers big time ... Clinton's insider secrets and Patterson's storytelling genius make this the political thriller of the decade.' - Lee Child `I felt like I was right along with the characters for the shocking twists and turns you'll never guess are coming. Patterson and Clinton have created a truly unique character in their `missing' President. The President is Missing puts the listener inside the White House and inside the mind of a President grappling with extraordinary circumstances.' - Dennis Quaid on the audiobook of The President is Missing `Yes, The President is Missing is fiction - it's a thriller - but James Patterson and I have come up with three of the most frightening days in the history of the presidency. And it could really happen... These days, the seemingly impossible can happen. And it happens so fast. I believe that readers will not soon forget President Jonathan Duncan and his story.' - Bill Clinton ________________________________ `A bullet train of a thriller. The Day of the Jackal for the twenty-first century.' - A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window `Needless to say, we had some great conversations about the presidency, what life in Washington is really like, and about the state of America and the rest of the world.' - James Patterson 'Relentless in its plotting and honest in its examination of issues that strike close to our hearts.' - Jeffery Deaver 'vivid, engrossing - and authentically frightening.' - Carl Hiaasen, author of Razor Girl 'The President is Missing is more than a thriller - it's a skeleton key that lets you inside the head of a U.S. president.' - Brad Meltzer, author of The Escape Artist 'From the pens of two American icons comes a political thriller that rocks... a helluva story.' - Nelson DeMille, author of The Cuban Affair 'The President Is Missing is heart-pounding, gripping, terrifying. As I read, ferociously turning the pages, I kept asking myself, "Could this really happen?" Bill Clinton's insight into the pressures of being president and life in the White House coupled with James Patterson's chops as an action writer have combined to give us a genuinely masterful thriller. My knuckles are still white!' - Louise Penny, #1 bestselling author of Glass Houses 'Marry the political savvy of Bill Clinton with the craftsmanship of James Patterson and you get a fabulously entertaining thriller that is meticulous in its portrayal of Washington politics, gripping in its pacing, and harrowing in its depiction of the perils of cyberwarfare. This dark tale is, at bottom, a warning and a prophecy about the mortal threats to our democracy posed by terrorists abroad, homegrown extremism, and the technological miracles that have rendered us both powerful and defenceless at once.' - Ron Chernow, #1 bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Alexander Hamilton and Grant 'Compelling from page one. A fantastic read!' - Mary Higgins Clark, #1 bestselling author of I've Got My Eyes on You 'The President Is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. I read it in one gulp. You will too.' - Harlan Coben, #1 bestselling author of Don't Let Go
1970, Bristol. What's buried doesn't always stay buried. It's a new decade and JT Ellington has taken himself out of the investigation game. But when an old friend asks him to help a doctor whose son disappeared hours after his wedding, JT's commitment to a life lived under the radar is tested. His quest hurls him back into the underworld he's worked so hard to leave behind. Charred remains in a churchyard, the savage beating of a Hindu priest and a series of cold-blooded threats are stark warnings to JT, and to everyone he holds dear. Amid his terrorised community, JT locks horns with the vile underbelly of British far-right politics and a notorious gangland king. It's not until JT uncovers a name from his own tragic past that the pieces of the investigation slot into place. But, with dark forces intent on destroying him, JT is pitted against an extraordinary enemy. He must play as dirty and dangerous as those who want him dead. `This is terrific crime fiction - evocative, socially aware and gripping - and JT Ellington is a compelling protagonist' - Mark Billingham `Page-turning historical detective fiction at its finest, picks you up and puts you right in 60s Britain, and its underbelly...say hello to Barbadian/Bristolian noir' - Dermot O'Leary
Dit is 1987 en die 19-jarige Leon Labuschagne is ’n tronkbewaarder by Pretoria Sentraal Gevangenis en werk bedags as laksman. Hy word in hegtenis geneem vir die moord op sewe lede van die Diepsloot-karatespan na ’n voorval van padwoede. Hierdie moorde vind plaas op die laaste dag van ’n uitmergelende paar dae waarin hy 32 mans gehang het, 21 in die voorafgaande 72 uur. Die verantwoordelikheid val op sy “hotshot” prokureur, Johann Weber SC, om met ’n verdediging vorendag te kom wat sy kliŽnt van die galg sal red – hierdie keer as ’n gevangene wat teregstaan op moord. Hy stel ondersoek in na die 32 mans wat gehang is (werklike gevalle in die SA regsgeskiedenis). En dis hierdie SA geskiedenis wat Chris Marnewick in sy boek inwerk. Weber is ’n driftige teenstander van die doodstraf, en kom algaande agter onder watter traumatiese omstandighede die jong Leon elke dag gewerk het in Pretoria se berugte tronk: hy het oor die jare vriende geword met die gevangenes terwyl hy uiteindelik ook deel moes wees van hulle teregstelling. Soos die hofverrigtinge vorder, bied dit aan Johann die kans om die hele stelsel van halsmoorde onder verhoor te neem. Hy vra die vraag: Hoe kan iemand ’n dubbele rol van vriend en laksman speel, as ’t ware die herder en ook die wagter wees?
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
A Nearly Normal Family is the stunning psychological thriller from M. T. Edvardsson and asks what would you do if your child was suspected of murder, how far would you go to protect them? Do you want to know the truth? If you loved A. J. Finn's The Woman in the Window or J. P. Delaney's The Girl Before, you will love this. Every murder case starts with a suspect. What if the suspect is your daughter? Would you believe her, or the evidence against her? The Father Believes his daughter has been framed. The Mother Believes she is hiding something. The Daughter Believes they have no idea what she's truly capable of . . . There are three sides to the story. And the truth will shatter this family to pieces.
One house. Nine strangers. Ten days that will change everything . . . FROM THE WORLDWIDE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR BEHIND EMMY- AND GOLDEN GLOBE-WINNING HBO SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES AND SMASH-HIT NOVEL THE HUSBAND'S SECRET The retreat at health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. Miles from anywhere, without cars or phones, they have no way to reach the outside world. Just time to think about themselves, and get to know each other. Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission. But quite a different one from any the guests might have imagined. For behind the retreat's glamorous facade lies a dark agenda. These nine perfect strangers have no idea what's about to hit them . . . 'This wonderful novel by the Big Little Lies author had me utterly hooked' Daily Mail 'Acutely observed, pacey' Sunday Times 'Original, suspenseful and laugh-out-loud funny. Downright brilliant' Clare Mackintosh 'Utter brilliance, with a twist halfway through that blew my mind' Marian Keyes 'A fantastic piece of entertainment . . . Read this witty and fast-moving novel now, before the inevitable TV series' The Times 'I am jealous of anyone who hasn't read this yet' Grazia 'If it was summer, this would be your beach read. As it is, settle under a duvet and begin . . .' Stylist 'Hugely enjoyable. Will grip you from the first page. Brilliantly combines humour with emotional honesty' Sunday Express 'A super-suspenseful page-turner' Mail on Sunday 'Another page-turning belter. An absolute must' Heat 'Her books really are the definition of unputdownable' Nina Stibbe
Johan Fourie skryf onderhoudend en met eerlikheid en passie oor die wereld van die stroper - mense wat gevorderde tegnologie, helikopters en groot geld inspan van hul duistere motiewe. Sy deeglike kennis van die veld, natuur en taktiek wat die stropers gebruik, dra daartoe by dat hy die leser 'n naelbytervaring gee oor 'n saak wat elke Suid-Afrikaner na aan die hart behoort te le. Die leser is telkens saam met die spesiale magte bly oor hul suksesse, maar is ook saam met hulle ontsteld wanneer hul nog 'n renoster verloor. Johan Fourie slaag daarin om die strategiee van die wildstropers, asook die pogings om hulle uit te oorle op 'n spannende wyse aan die leser voor te hou, sonder om hom te ontstel, maar terselfdertyd die leser skerp onder die indruk te bring tot watter uiterstes die stropers sal gaan.
A compulsive, disturbingly relevant, twisty and powerful psychological, social-media thriller from the bestselling author of The Black Path 'An intense, tightly calibrated thriller' Huffington Post Tom is a successful author, but he's struggling to finish his novel. His main distraction is an online admirer, Evie, who simply won't leave him alone. Evie is smart, well read and unstable; she lives with her father and her social-media friendships are not only her escape, but everything she has. When she's hit with a restraining order, her world is turned upside down, and Tom is free to live his life again, to concentrate on writing. But things aren't really adding up. For Tom is distracted but also addicted to his online relationships, and when they take a darker, more menacing turn, he feels powerless to change things. Because maybe he needs Evie more than he's letting on. A compulsive, disturbingly relevant, twisty and powerful psychological thriller, The Closer I Get is also a searing commentary on the fragility and insincerity of online relationships, and the danger that can lurk just one `like' away...
The pulse-pounding new thriller from Marnie Riches. For anyone who loves Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson, this book is for you! When the mutilated bodies of two sex-workers are found in Amsterdam, Chief Inspector van den Bergen must find a brutal murderer before the red-light-district erupts into panic. Georgina McKenzie is conducting research into pornography among the UK's most violent sex-offenders but once van den Bergen calls on her criminology expertise, she is only too happy to come running. The rising death toll forces George and van den Bergen to navigate the labyrinthine worlds of Soho strip-club sleaze and trans-national human trafficking. And with the case growing ever more complicated, George must walk the halls of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, seeking advice from the brilliant serial murderer, Dr. Silas Holm...
DON'T MISS THE NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ANYTHING YOU DO SAY AND NO FURTHER QUESTIONS 'Absolutely unputdownable' Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said/She Said __________ It's the day Izzy's father will be released from jail. She has every reason to feel conflicted - he's the man who gave her a childhood filled with happy memories. But he has also just served seventeen years for the murder of her mother. Now, Izzy's father sends her a letter. He wants to talk, to defend himself against each piece of evidence from his trial. But should she give him the benefit of the doubt? Or is her father guilty as charged, and luring her into a trap? __________ 'Both grips and thrills. Her best yet!' Lucy Clarke 'Suspenseful and heartfelt, with a superb ending' Claire Douglas 'Haunting, compelling, and all too possibly true' Jane Corry 'Heart-pounding, emotionally enriching, thrilling' Holly Seddon 'The characters are as compelling and complex as the action. It's a brilliant psychological thriller' Amy Lloyd
"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.
'A heart of darkness beats within this sparkling series. Fizzy with charm yet edge with menace, Andrew Wilson's Christie novels do Dame Agatha proud. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Philip Kerr' - A. J. FINN, bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW 'Do you have a secret side, Mrs Christie?' In January 1927, Agatha Christie is on an ocean liner bound for the Canary Islands. She has been sent there by the British Secret Intelligence Service to investigate the death of an agent, whose partly mummified body has been found in a cave. Early one morning, Agatha witnesses a woman fall from the ship into the sea. At first, nobody connects the murder of the young man on Tenerife with the suicide of a mentally unstable heiress. Yet, soon after she checks into the glamorous Taoro Hotel, Agatha uncovers a series of dark secrets . . . 'The queen of crime is the central character in this audacious mystery, which reinvents the story of her mysterious disappearance with thrilling results' GUARDIAN `Set on a luxury ocean liner and in an opulent hotel, this clever whodunit is a fitting tribute to Christie' -THE LADY 'A brilliant idea to turn a "lady novelist" into a sleuth . . . a fascinating blend of biography, intrigue and melodrama' EVENING STANDARD What readers are saying about Andrew Wilson's books: 'Wilson not only knows his subject but he deftly moves the tale away from mere literary ventriloquism and into darker territory. Great fun, too' Observer 'A crafty whodunit worthy of the queen of mystery herself . . . . Wilson does a superior job of balancing surprising plot developments with a sensitive portrayal of his lead's inner life' Publishers Weekly `The initial premise of the story is pure genius, and when the reader realises by the end of chapter one whose head they are inside, goose bumps are guaranteed to occur' Greg, Goodreads, 4 stars `A darkly twisting tale of murder and manipulation' Erin Britton, NetGalley, 4 stars
When recovering drug addict Lyle Pickering is found dead of an overdose, it looks like a tragic accident. But his sister Rochelle knows better, and so does Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Lyle was murdered, and the evidence points directly to his old street gang. As Eve and husband Roarke track the killer through the city's dive bars, drug dens and strip joints, another body is discovered. With connections growing between the living and the dead, and the body count on the rise, Eve knows she needs to close this case fast, before the killer's lust for power turns the city's streets into a bloodbath. 'If you're a crime fiction fan and haven't discovered them yet, welcome to the very best day of your life' - Heat 'Eve Dallas - tough as nails and still sexy as hell' - Stephen King 'J.D. Robb's novels are can't-miss pleasures' - Harlan Coben 'Curious corpses, tangled twists and one sizzling sleuth' - Kathy Reichs
`Beautifully crafted by Sansom, Professor Morley promises to become a little gem of English crime writing; sample him now' Daily Mail Welcome to Westmorland. Perhaps the most scenic county in England! Home of the poets! Land of the great artists! District of the Great lakes! And the scene of a mysterious crime... Swanton Morley, the People's Professor, once again sets off in his Lagonda to continue his history of England, The County Guides. Stranded in the market town of Appleby after a tragic rail crash, Morley, his daughter Miriam and his assistant Stephen Sefton find themselves drawn into a world of country fairs, gypsy lore and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling. When a woman's body is discovered at an archaeological dig, for Morley there's only one possible question: could it be murder? Join Morley, Miriam and Sefton as they journey along the Great North road and the Settle-Carlisle Line into the dark heart of 1930s England.
SHORTLISTED for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016. WINNER of the SALTIRE SOCIETY FICTION BOOK of the YEAR 2016. The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but it falls to the country's finest legal and psychiatric minds to uncover what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence. Was he mad? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between Macrae and the gallows. Graeme Macrae Burnet tells an irresistible and original story about the provisional nature of truth, even when the facts seem clear. His Bloody Project is a mesmerising literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the exercise of power is arbitrary.
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