Save Me

The Most Gritty and Gripping Crime Thriller You'll Read This Year

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447288394

Category: Fiction

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Save Me, is a gritty crime novel by the bestselling author Mandasue Heller. When Ellie Fisher misses her train home one night, she has no idea that being in the right place at the wrong time will change her life forever. That night she comes across Gareth, a young man about to take his own life, because as far as he’s concerned there is nothing left to live for. Putting her own life in danger Ellie convinces Gareth that there is always something left. Her own life is no bed of roses, she explains, but she always pushes on. However, good deeds aren’t always repaid the way we want. Has Ellie unwittingly put her life in danger, or is the real danger a lot closer to home?

Survivor

Only the strongest will remain standing . . .

Author: Roberta Kray

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0751561061

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent THE ADDICTIVE NEW THRILLER: NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY Lolly has always known her mum was different. Sometimes Angela Bruce was ill in a quiet sort of way, but other times she roamed the Mansfield estate shouting about whatever had wormed its way into her head that day. Either way, Lolly was on her own so she learned how to look after herself pretty quickly. Mal Fury has never got over the disappearance of his daughter all those years ago, but there's still hope because the police never found Kay's body. So when his private investigator turns up a lead that connects Kay to Lolly, Mal needs to find out more. But in doing so, he's delving into a decades-old mystery that could throw Lolly's entire world into chaos and she'll need every ounce of her survival instinct if she's to make it out the other side . . .

Run

A Gritty and Gripping Crime Thriller. You'll be Hooked

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447288351

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Run by Mandasue Heller is a gritty story of Manchester's criminal underworld. After being cheated on by her ex, Leanne Riley is trying her hardest to get her life back on track, which isn't easy without a job and living in a bedsit surrounded by a junkie and a mad woman. On a night out with her best friend she meets Jake, a face from her past who has changed beyond all recognition. Jake is charming, handsome and loaded, a far cry from the gawky teenager he used to be. Weary of men, Leanne isn't easy to please, but Jake tries his best to break through the wall she's built around herself. But good looks and money can hide a multitude of sins. Is that good-looking face just a mask? And what's more, what will it take to make it slip, and who will die in the process . . . ?

Fearless

The Most Shocking and Gritty Gangland Thriller You'll Read This Year

Author: Jessie Keane

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447254376

Category: Fiction

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PLAY DIRTY. PLAY TO WIN. From the top ten bestselling author Jessie Keane comes a gripping thriller featuring two women who will do anything to win the man they love. Josh Flynn is the king of the bare-knuckle gypsy fighters. His reputation is un-blemished; his fist a deadly weapon. Claire Milo has always loved Josh, they were destined to be together from the day they met. Two gypsy lovers with their whole lives ahead of them. If only Josh would find a different way of earning a living instead of knocking the living daylights out of another man in the boxing ring. One day, she knew something really bad was going to happen. She could feel it . . . Shauna Everett always wanted what she couldn’t have, and nobody, especially Claire Milo was going to stand in her way. She’s had her eye on Josh Flynn for years and she knew just how to get him. If it meant playing dirty, then so be it. What had she got to lose? In a world ruled by violence, crime and backstreet brawls, only one woman will win in Jessie Keane's Fearless, but how low is she prepared to go to achieve that goal?

The Broken

A gripping thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat

Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813785

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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‘Finished this in less than a day…had me gripping onto my seat… This book takes you on an intense rollercoaster of a ride.’ (5 stars) Stardust Book Reviews They took her dad, but she won’t let them take her. Nancy Byrne was the apple of her daddy’s eye. He might have been one of the most-feared gangsters in London, yet Jimmy Byrne idolised his little Nancy. But now Jimmy is dead, gunned down in cold blood - and Nancy vows to avenge his death. She’s only twenty years old, but as the new head of the ruthless Byrne gang, running a lucrative world of drugs, sex and violence, she’s in over her head. Keeping her family together all while Joanie, her beloved grandma, falls apart, and her brother Daniel goes off the rails forces Nancy to grow up - fast. But while Nancy takes the men on at their own game, there’s a greater danger hiding on the dark streets. Jimmy’s killer is on her trail - and will stop at nothing to shut her up. Blood might be thicker than water, but soon, Nancy realises she can't trust anyone. Not even her own family. Especially her own family. A gritty, gripping read full of shocking thrills and suspense – readers of Mandasue Heller, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane will be addicted until the very last page. Readers are loving The Broken: ‘Casey Kelleher has just taken me on a breakneck speed journey where I certainly read past my bedtime…such is this woman's exceptional talent at writing realistic and totally compelling grit lit!...I cannot find the words to say how much I love this series…If you like your crime brutally raw and honest, heart-warming and heartbreaking then this one is for you!’ (5 stars) Chapter in my Life ‘If you love Kimberley chambers and Martina Cole this is the book for you. I thought the first book was good but this is just off the scale. Roll on your next book Casey because this is the best book.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer ‘I absolutely loved this story…It’s action-packed and I didn’t wanna put it down. This author is fast becoming one of my favourite authors with this fast-paced gritty read.’ (5 stars) Cheekypee Reads and Reviews ‘These books just get better and better…Casey is well up there with the best authors in this genre. This book has it all, crime, violence, death, drugs, gangs…Well worth more than the given 5 stars…This book is going in my 2018 Best reads, without a doubt.’ (5 stars) I Love Reading ‘I loved this book…another brain-blowing, heart-pounding book… Five stars from me!’ (5 stars) Bibliophile Book Club ‘gritty and so additive, I didn't want to stop reading until I got to the very end!…It is hard-hitting and shocking at times and that's what makes it soooo good.’ (5 stars) Donna’s Book Blog ‘The writing was seamless and the pace excellent…Another belter from the lovely Casey and I will certainly look forward to the next book!’ Best Crime Books and More ‘Highly intense and a real page-turner right from the get go. I was very much on the edge of my seat in anticipation of how it would all end…a lot of wow moments…If you like Martina Cole then you should definitely give Casey's books a go.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer ‘The Broken is gritty, brutal and “heart-thumping” thrilling, it’s one of those books you will be hard pressed NOT to read in one sitting.’ (5 stars) The Book Review Café ‘This is such a dark and gripping read, I really couldn't get enough. It had me go through so many emotions at what I was reading…The Broken grabs you right from the off and doesn't let go until the very bitter end.’ (5 stars) By the Letter Book Reviews ‘One of this genre’s most exciting authors.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer

Two-Faced

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 1848948557

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Mia and Michelle couldn't look more alike - or act more differently. Mia's always been the glamorous one, the one everyone wants to get close to. And now she's a model, on the edge of fame.But Mia can't resist the illegal thrills that come with fame. When disaster strikes, her mousy look-alike sister has to pretend to be Mia. Michelle saves her career, and turns out to have star quality too. She's even got someone to fall in love with her - a man Mia wants almost as much as she wants to be a supermodel. That's something Mia will never, ever forgive . . .

The Fifth to Die: A gripping, page-turner of a crime thriller

Author: J.D. Barker

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008250405

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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‘J.D. Barker is a one-of-a-kind writer and that’s a rare and special thing. Stephen King comes to mind and Lee Child, John Sanford. All one-of-a-kinds. Don’t miss anything J.D. writes.’ James Patterson Murder. It’s a family affair.

The Betrayed

A shocking, gritty thriller that will hook you from the first page

Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811405

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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‘Hells bells … an explosive story, one that I found impossible to put down even for a few minutes … a gripping read.’ The Book Review Café, 5 Stars. If you can’t trust your family, who can you trust? Colleen Byrne is wife to one of the biggest faces on the streets of Soho, Jimmy Byrne. He promised her the life of luxury, but behind the diamonds and fur coats is a dangerous world of violence and lies. With her two children, Nancy and Daniel, Colleen is in too deep, bound to Jimmy forever. TWENTY YEARS LATER Nancy has grown into her father’s daughter, strong, calculated – and ruthless, while Colleen blots out the pain of her marriage any way she can. When Jimmy is found brutally murdered, Nancy is hell bent on finding the culprit. She’s going to make them pay for what they did. Only the perpetrator is someone close to home. Someone who betrayed them all. To catch a killer, mother and daughter must find the secrets tearing their family apart… A totally gripping and gritty thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of Kimberly Chambers, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane. Read what everyone is saying about The Betrayed: ‘Move over Martina Cole, Casey Kelleher is fast becoming one of the top female authors of this genre! You really do not want to miss this one!’ Chapter in my Life(5*) A ‘brilliantly dark read that had me well and truly hooked.’ By the Letter Book Reviews (5*) ‘This is a story of lies, secrets and betrayal, with some brilliant characterisation.’ Novel Deelight(4*) Read what everyone is saying about Casey Kelleher: ‘It's certainly a novel that is full of surprises…the story and characters will stay with me for a long time to come. Powerful, emotional and heartbreaking, The Promise is this year’s must read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews ‘I actually think I read this book without breathing! Seriously I started it and could not put it down, so fast paced and gripping was the plot! …Warning - once you start this, batten down the hatches because you are going nowhere until you are done!’ Chapter In My Life ‘Casey is fast becoming one of the best writers in this genre, her talent to weave a suspense filled novel is going from strength to strength…I feel like 5 stars really doesn't justify how great this book is.’ Vix 2016 ‘All I can say is... BRILLIANT! I demolished this standalone novel in a day! The very first chapter completely sucked me in, I literally couldn't put it down! Before I knew it I was at 76% and I happily lost precious sleep last night in order to finish it.’ Booklover Catlady ‘An outstanding book that I devoured in just two sittings…nothing could stop me reading…I was captivated … truly enjoyed every page. I think the biggest surprise for me was how the story unfolded … A blinder of a book which I would hugely recommend to everybody reading this genre.’ Best Crime Books and More ‘Wow, this book was indeed not for the faint-hearted!…Full of twists and turns, gripping, intense and very well written…Highly recommended.’ The Book Club ‘To describe it in one word I would say “outstanding” and you would be an absolute fool not to pick it up.’ Book Addict Shaun ‘Casey is firmly embedding herself in the list of “must read” female British Crime Authors.’ Best Crime Books

Dark Game

A gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked!

Author: Rachel Lynch

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630157

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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‘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

The Game

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1848942990

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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A gritty tale of hard time, hard men and hard drugs for fans of Martina Cole. When Mary?s mother throws her out, the sassy teenager soon learns how tough life can be. Her new friend Lynne is older, more sophisticated. She has a taste for cocaine and isn?t above walking the streets for extra cash to pay for it. Mary sticks to a straighter path, until the night Lynne brings Ali and Raiz back to their flat. The women don?t know that their sexy new friends are small-time criminals, desperate for alibis for a drug-dealer?s murder. All too soon, Mary is in more trouble than she can handle. Can her old friend Jane?s risky scheme save Mary? Or has her fate been sealed by falling for the wrong man?

Stay Dead

Author: Jessie Keane

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447254325

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Stay Dead is the heartstopping sixth book in Jessie Keane's bestselling Annie Carter series. Annie Carter finally believes that life is good. She and Max are back together and she has a new and uncomplicated life sunning herself in Barbados. It's what she's always dreamed of. Then she gets the news that her old friend Dolly Farrell is dead, and suddenly she finds herself back in London and hunting down a murderer with only one thing on her mind . . . revenge. But the hunter can so quickly become the hunted, and Annie has been keeping too many secrets. She's crossed and bettered a lot of people over the years, but this time the enemy is a lot closer to home and she may just have met her match . . .

Tear Me Apart

Author: J.T. Ellison

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1460396715

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The follow-up to her critically acclaimed Lie to Me, J.T. Ellison’s Tear Me Apart is the powerful story of a mother willing to do anything to protect her daughter even as their carefully constructed world unravels around them. One moment will change their lives forever… Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar in the making until a spectacular downhill crash threatens not just her racing career but her life. During surgery, doctors discover she’s suffering from a severe form of leukemia, and a stem cell transplant is her only hope. But when her parents are tested, a frightening truth emerges. Mindy is not their daughter. Who knows the answers? The race to save Mindy’s life means unraveling years of lies. Was she accidentally switched at birth or is there something more sinister at play? The search for the truth will tear a family apart…and someone is going to deadly extremes to protect the family’s deepest secrets. With vivid movement through time, Tear Me Apart examines the impact layer after layer of lies and betrayal has on two families, the secrets they guard, and the desperate fight to hide the darkness within.

Mister Tender's Girl

A Novel

Author: Carter Wilson

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492656518

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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How far are you willing to go for Mister Tender? At fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classmates and left to die. The teens claim she was a sacrifice for a man called Mister Tender, but that could never be true: Mister Tender doesn't exist. His sinister character is pop-culture fiction, created by Alice's own father in a series of popular graphic novels. Over a decade later, Alice has changed her name and is trying to heal. But someone is watching her. They know more about Alice than any stranger could: her scars, her fears, and the secrets she keeps locked away. She can try to escape her past, but Mister Tender is never far behind. He will come with a smile that seduces, and a dark whisper in her ear... Inspired by the Slender Man crime, this gripping thriller plunges you into a world of haunting memories and unseen threats, leaving you guessing until the harrowing end.

Call Me Princess

Author: Sara Blaedel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451683960

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

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Copenhagen Detective Inspector Louise Rick searches for an online predator who has brutally attacked a young woman in her home, a crime that prompts Louise to set up an online profile on the dating site where the predator is soliciting women.

Now She's Gone

An absolutely gripping crime thriller

Author: Alison James

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786814137

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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The Promise

A gripping thriller you won't be able to put down

Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811340

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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Afraid

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444769537

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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When fifteen-year-old Skye's mother finally does something so shocking that it can't be hushed up, the police turn her over to the social workers - and that's when the nightmare begins. No one will let her talk to her father; the woman who is supposed to be helping her dumps her in a terrifying 'home' that's more like a jail. But she still has one friend to turn to: the sympathetic girl she's met in an internet chat room, the one who seems to have a home life as unhappy as Skye's. And Jade offers her a safe place to stay . . . Alone in Manchester, nearly penniless, Skye is willing to trust Jade. Even when it isn't Jade who turns up at the rendezvous, but a grown-up man who says he's Jade's brother . . .

You Don't Know Me

A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice

Author: Imran Mahmood

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9781405927376

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Page: 400

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As chosen by The BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB and one of The TELEGRAPH'S CRIME BOOKS OF THE YEAR. 'Remarkable' Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 It's easy to judge between right and wrong - isn't it? Not until you hear a convincing truth. Now it's up to you to decide... An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give his own defence speech. He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or believe. But he thinks that if he's going to go down for life, he might as well go down telling the truth. There are eight pieces of evidence against him. As he talks us through them one by one, his life is in our hands. We, the reader - member of the jury - must keep an open mind till we hear the end of his story. His defence raises many questions... but at the end of the speeches, only one matters: Did he do it? PRAISE FOR YOU DON'T KNOW ME 'An original take on a courtroom drama that puts the reader in the position of the jury. Superb character-driven fiction. Masterful' Guardian 'Startlingly original, stunning, superbly executed' DAILY MAIL 'A rollercoaster ride' GUARDIAN 'An exciting first novel, highly original, cleverly plotted and convincingly written' LITERARY REVIEW 'You Don't Know Me is a brave debut by a barrister... an impressively original courtroom drama' THE TIMES 'You'll never guess the ending' THE SUN 'A daring concept executed to perfection, a hypnotic and authentic voice, and questions for us to answer as people and readers' LEE CHILD 'An eye-opening, slick and compulsive thriller with an important message and unique writing' ADAM DEACON, actor, writer, rapper, director - star of Kidulthood and Adulthood 'A startlingly original courtroom drama . . . perfectly executed, gripping the reader from the first sentence with the defendant's unique voice and not letting go until a surprising twist at the end. Mahmood is most definitely one to watch * * * * *' DAILY EXPRESS 'You've never read anything quite like this' BARRY FORSHAW, FINANCIAL TIMES

Runaway Girl: A Gripping Crime Thriller That Will Have You Hooked

Author: Emma Tallon

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781786814494

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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You have to fight for the ones you love. Anna Davis has spent years terrified of her sadistic gangster boyfriend. Right up until she runs away in the dead of night, she's frightened he will kill her. And she knows he still will, if he ever finds her... As Anna starts her new life, she meets two strangers who will change her fortunes forever. Tanya Smith is a gorgeous East London stripper with a big heart. Anna loves Tanya's attitude to life and the pair quickly become inseparable and business partners. And East End baron Freddie Tyler is everything Anna's ex-boyfriend was not - he's kind, caring and would do anything to make Anna happy. But are they both telling Anna the truth about who they really are? Just as Anna begins to see a brighter future for herself, her past comes back to haunt her. She could be about to lose everything - even her life. But she's a different person now. She's got something to live for and she's not going to give up without a fight. If you love Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers, Casey Kelleher and Jessie Keane, you'll love Runaway Girl. This fast-paced, gripping thriller will have you reading well after dark. This book was previously published as Life Game. What readers are saying about Runaway Girl: 'Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I can say no more. I loved this book from beginning to endand will be looking out for more.' Goodreads Reviewer 'I could not stop once I started reading!! It blew my mind!!! I loved it!!! Amazing book!!' Goodreads Reviewer 'Absolutely LOVED this book... I was hooked from beginning to end. Looking forward to the next one!' Sarah Hurley Book Club 'One of the best books I have read in a long time. Better than Martina Cole and that takes some doing.' Goodreads Reviewer 'From the moment I started reading... I felt compelled to continue, grabbed by the narrative and pace of this incredibly impressive debut. The ending was a thrilling ride filled with tension.' Angela Marsons

Respect

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444769480

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Chantelle has everything going against her. She's a good student who only wants to pass her exams and find a way out of the sink estate in Manchester where she grew up. But now her feckless mother has taken off for Spain with her latest boyfriend and she's single-handedly raising her tearaway nine-year-old brother Leon. She thinks her worst problem is the debt collectors at the door. But Leon has made some new friends: teenage gang members who have given him a mobile phone, a knife - and some drugs to hide in her flat. A part-time job seems to be the answer to Chantelle's prayers. But the violence is about to come home to her - with a vengeance. And the only person who's offering any help seems to be just as bad as the people she's trying to escape from . . .