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A gripping, debut thriller that you won't want to put down
Author: Cynthia Clark
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
A wife, a mother, a killer. One wrong decision, one terrifying night, leaves student Elizabeth with a stark choice – kill or be killed. And the consequences of that choice will shape her whole life. Now a wife, a mother, and a lawyer, she must find a way to out run her past, protect her family and live with her secret. But is it really possible to live a happy life with such a huge shadow cast by the past? And as it becomes clear that someone else knows her secret and is hunting her down, time is running out for Elizabeth to keep her family safe. In the bestselling tradition of Clare Mackintosh and Jenny Blackhurst, Cynthia Clark has written a heart-stopping story about the choices we make and how far we'd go to protect our families. Even if it means deceiving the people we love most... 'If You Only Knew is a tense, vividly written story that had me captivated right till the very end. Amazing!' Adele O'Neill.
Eine junge Frau wird in die Station für Koma-Patienten des St. Catherine Hospital eingeliefert, nachdem man sie bewusstlos in einem Straßengraben gefunden hat. Ein tragischer Unfall mit Fahrerflucht? Im Bett neben Cassie liegt Frank, der am Locked-in-Syndrom leidet: Er nimmt alles wahr, kann sich aber nicht mitteilen. Die Menschen um ihn herum verhalten sich so, als wäre Frank gar nicht da. Und so ist er es, der als einziger die Puzzleteile von Cassies Vergangenheit zusammensetzt und erkennt, dass sie noch immer in tödlicher Gefahr schwebt. Denn jemand aus ihrer nächsten Nähe würde alles tun, damit das Schweigen gewahrt bleibt, niemals ans Licht kommt, was wirklich geschehen ist ...
When some of the top thriller writers in the world came together in Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night, they became a part of one of the most successful short-story anthologies ever published. The highly anticipated Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down is even bigger. From Jeffery Deaver's tale of international terrorism to Lisa Jackson's dysfunctional family in the California wine country to Ridley Pearson's horrifying serial killer, this collection has something for everyone. Twenty-three bestselling and hot new authors in the genre have submitted original stories to make up this unforgettable blockbuster.
'Addictive reading... Bea has a rare ability to create the true atmosphere of a place and time, and to take the reader there.' --Rachel Abbott A gripping thriller perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Mark Edwards and B A Paris
A trio of gripping crime thrillers you won’t be able to put down
Author: John Lescroart
Publisher: Hachette UK
A collection of three Dismas Hardy classics by master storyteller John Lescroart, in what has been described by Lee Child as 'Today's best legal series'. Perfect for fans of John Grisham and William J. Coughlin. The First Law: An elderly shop owner is found dead. Glitsky is hitting brick walls as he tries to get help from homicide, while Hardy finds himself defending a friend who's been accused of the death. Blocked at every turn, Hardy and Glitsky are forced to protect themselves, as well as their nearest and dearest, as they step into a world where the only law is survival... The Second Chair: Hardy has a high-profile and challenging case: a seventeen-year-old arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his teacher. With little belief in his client's innocence, and even less in the legal system, Hardy has to conquer his own demons if he is to clear his client...and save himself. The Motive: Glitsky is thrust into a controversial double homicide investigation. Convinced the officer has the wrong suspect - Hardy's old girlfriend - he breaks ranks to continue his own investigation. And so begins a search that reveals a trail of deception that leads beyond San Francisco, where exposing secrets can be the most deadly offence... What readers are saying about the Dismas Hardy series: 'The storylines are always strong and each book is satisfying on every level' 'If you like courtroom drama and legal thrillers, this series never disappoints' 'The more we get to know Dismas Hardy and the other characters of John Lescroart's San Francisco, the more we appreciate them as well-drawn, three-dimensional characters'
#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles takes readers on a daringly executed roller-coaster ride as a family under attack takes justice into their own hands. It begins on a perfect night, with a perfect family about to be trapped in a perfect crime... Will Jennings is a successful young doctor in Jackson, Mississippi, with a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, and a five-year-old daughter he loves beyond measure. But Will and his family are being watched by a con man and psychopath who may be a genius. A man who has never been caught and whose victims have never talked to the police. A man whose life's work strikes at the heart of every family's unspoken fear: the unstoppable kidnapping. But this time he's picked the wrong family to terrorize. Because Will and Karen Jennings aren't going to watch helplessly as he victimizes them. They aren't going to let him get away with it. They're going to fight back...
A gripping racing thriller exploring greed in its deadliest form
Author: John Francome
Publisher: Hachette UK
The need to win can push some people over the edge... John Francome explores greed and expectation in his electrifying racing thriller Free Fall. The perfect read for fans of Felix Francis' Pulse and Triple Crown. 'Curiosity and clever writing will compel you to keep reading this tough and torrid tale... a fun read' - Horse & Hound Jockey Pat Vincent has ambitions to win the best races and become a wealthy sporting hero. But Pat knows his dreams will never be fulfilled so he's devised a brilliant new scam which, if discovered, would see him warned off for life. But first it's guaranteed to make him rich. Pat's girlfriend Zoe is starting her second full season as an apprentice jockey. A talented rider, she has a chance of becoming champion apprentice, if she's not side tracked by the disasters of her sister Harriet's unhappy marriage... Along the crumbling cliffs in Somerset a man walks his dog. Every day Andy Burns - Pat's partner-in-crime, Harriet's tortured husband - wrestles with the demons that haunt his life. But Andy would be better off keeping his thoughts on the ground - it's a long way down to the beach below. What readers are saying about Free Fall: 'So many twists and turns the reader isn't sure which way the storyline will go' 'Brilliant!' 'He [Francome] gets better and better'
After cracking their first case together as a private investigation team, Oz Blackstone and Primavera Phillips find themselves simultaneously in love and in the money. And where better to lie back and contemplate life than the picturesque village of St Marti, on the rugged Costa Brava. But beneath the surface of their idyllic new home bubbles a brew of intrigue, deception - and murder. Before long Prim and Oz find themselves helping to evict a skeletal squatter whom the locals fear might harm the tourist trade, as well as trying to authenticate a previously undiscovered Dali masterpiece bought by a gullible client at a highly unconventional auction...
She'll do whatever it takes to keep them together... Hard-hitting and uncompromising, CLOSE by the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole tells the story of a woman determined to protect her family from an increasingly dangerous world... Patrick Brodie knows exactly how far he's prepared to go to get what he wants. And he wants it all. Now. Before long, Patrick has become a legend in his own lifetime. Violently. Lily Diamond is different from the kind of woman Patrick is normally attracted to. But together they are determined that their children will have everything they didn't. Until the unthinkable happens and Lily is left on her own to look after their family in a dangerous world. The Brodies must stay close to survive. But as everyone knows, your sins will find you out. If you love powerful female characters, be sure to also read Martina Cole's GOODNIGHT LADY, THE KNOW and GET EVEN. These ladies are strong, resilient and vengeful...
A race against time to bring down terrorists. A high-octane thriller that will keep you guessing.
Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Dylan O'Brien (Maze Runner), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Keaton. Tensions in the Middle East are simmering when Central Intelligence Agency Director Irene Kennedy pays a visit to Syracuse University, where she hopes to recruit none other than Mitch Rapp, a student who has quickly climbed up the academic and athletic ranks. At first glance, he appears like any other smart, good-looking American college kid. Under the surface, however, a tempest rages. Nine months later, after gruelling training, Mitch finds himself in Istanbul on his first assignment. He hits his target but quickly sees, for the first time, what revenge means... The new pulse-pounding thriller from the New York Times No. 1 bestselling phenomenon. Praise for the Vince Flynn series: 'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets' Dan Brown 'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' The Times 'Flynn perfectly measures all the ingredients for a fast and furious read' Publishers Weekly 'Fast-paced and pulse-pounding' Crime and Publishing
a breathtaking thriller that will have you hooked from the first page
Author: S.B. Caves
'This explosive debut reels you in from the first page and never lets up. Sinister, unsettling and gripping.' The Sun A heart-stopping, gripping thriller for fans of C. L. Taylor, Karin Slaughter and Linwood Barclay On the tenth anniversary of her daughter Autumn's abduction, Francine receives an anonymous note containing just five words: I KNOW WHERE SHE IS When a young woman approaches her the next day claiming to have sent the letter Francine wants to dismiss it as a cruel, twisted joke. But the stranger knows things that only Autumn would know. It soon becomes clear that Francine must go to dark places in order to learn the truth about her child’s kidnapping. She will discover that danger comes from unexpected sources. She will do things she never imagined herself capable of. But will Francine get her daughter back – or is it too late? Praise for I Know Where She Is 'This explosive debut reels you in from the first page and never lets up. Sinister, unsettling and gripping.The Sun 'Ebook of the Week' ‘A clever, fast paced and gripping thriller, brought to life by a truly outstanding lead character.’ The Chestnut Reading Tree ‘An excellent roller coaster of emotions with some great twists and turns. Five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘A fast paced, dark, gritty thriller, that will hook you from the first page.’ Whispering Stories ‘A thriller of the highest order.’ The Writing Greyhound ‘Fantastic story full of unexpected twists and turns.’ Turn The Page ‘This book is dark, and delicious. I loved it.’ Rachel Dove ‘A compulsive read... plot twists that leave you breathless.’ Reader review ‘Had me hooked from the first page and I didn't want to put it down.’ Reader review ‘Gripping and twisty throughout, kept me gripped from the word go. An absolute must read! Definitely one of the best books of it's genre that I have read this year.’ Reader review ‘This novel's starts with a bang and doesn't let up from there. It is a hard-hitting, fast-paced novel, that will have you guessing what is going to happen next.’ Reader review ‘One of the most gripping books that I have read in a long time.’ Reader review ‘I decided to start this last night and finally finished at 3am! I could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Fantastic read could not put this down :) Would recommend’ 4* Reader review
The later you pay, the steeper the price... Dismas Hardy returns in The Vig, the second instalment in John Lescroart's stirring series. Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and Scott Turow. 'The plot twists and turns...Hardy is one of the more real and engaging characters in... crime solving' - Los Angeles Times Payback is murder. A beautiful woman paid it with her body. A seedy lawyer used somebody else's money. It's the vig - the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money. Now everyone has to pay... Down-and-out lawyer Rusty Ingraham left behind a murdered woman and a houseboat splattered with blood. All the evidence said Ingraham was in San Francisco Bay. Dead. But a friend of Ingraham's, former cop and prosecutor Dismas Hardy, isn't so sure. And Hardy has to find out, because a stone-cold killer, now paroled, once threatened to kill Ingraham and Dismas Hardy both. To save his own skin, Hardy must face down liars and killers on both sides of the law. From mob foot soldiers to broken-hearted lovers to renegade cops, a dozen lives are tied to the fate of Rusty Ingraham - and the payback has only just begun. What readers are saying about John Lescroart: '[John Lescroart] develops characters and storylines like no other author I have read' 'Lescroart is a very talented and imaginative crime writer' 'I am never disappointed by any books from John Lescroart'
A gripping crime thriller set across London and Istanbul
Author: Barbara Nadel
Publisher: Hachette UK
A tale of two cities and one deadly terrorist plot... Barbara Nadel's twelfth crime novel from her Inspector Ikmen series, Death by Design sees Inspector Ikmen tackling a complex case of organised crime in London. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Davis and Martin Walker. 'Add Inspector Ikmen and his motley crew to the growing list of outstanding fictional cops plying their trades across all parts of Europe and Asia, which have become hotbeds of police procedural excellence' - Booklist When the Istanbul police raid a counterfeit goods factory in the run-down district of Tarlabasi, a young man with explosives strapped to his chest blows himself up in front of them. In the process, Istanbul's Inspector Çetin Ikmen is injured. Documents found in the factory lead the authorities in both Istanbul and London to believe that a terrorist attack, in part orchestrated from the Tarlabasi factory, is about to be enacted in the British capital. Ikmen goes undercover amongst the Turkish community of North London, although what he uncovers there is certainly not what his British colleagues were expecting... What readers are saying about Death by Design: 'A brilliant, thought-provoking plot and one that has stayed in my mind ever since' 'For an understanding of the mind of the greedy and rapacious, and the fear, anger and hate that provokes and is provoked by terrorist activity, this book provides a marvellous analysis' 'Barbara Nadel is a favourite because of her well drawn, vivid characters and plots'
a gripping psychological thriller with a twist readers can't stop talking about
Author: Mary Torjussen
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Plays with all of your expectations. Not to be missed!' Shari Lapena, THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR 'This fast-paced story kept me guessing - great twist at the end' K.L. Slater, LIAR and BLINK A page-turning, twisting debut thriller with the most shocking ending that will grip fans of HE SAID SHE SAID and FRIEND REQUEST. You come home from work and your boyfriend has vanished. It's as if he never existed. Every one of his belongings has gone. He hasn't been at work. His phone number is dead. It's like you never even knew him. But that's not possible, is it? And there is worse still to come. Because just as you are searching for him someone is also watching you. 'A twist that will knock your socks off' Gillian McAllister, ANYTHING YOU DO SAY 'A page turner with a cracking ending' Jenny Blackhurst, THE FOSTER CHILD What readers are saying about GONE WITHOUT A TRACE: 'One hell of a twist that completely changed my perception of everything that I had read' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'This is a 5* read - I didn't want to put it down.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ' Jaw-dropping twists' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'Wow! I didn't see that coming. This book was unputdownable.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘OMG… It’s phenomenal… I couldn't put it down – I read it in a single day!... An unmissable read!’ MoMo Book Diary, 5 stars Your sister is gone, but she left a diary. Now someone knows your secrets… Lauren has spent years running away from her home town, her childhood and the memories of her stepsister and best friend, Hannah. Until Lauren’s father begs her to return home for the tenth anniversary of Hannah’s death. It should be a quick visit, just so Lauren can pay her respects, but Hitchin is a small town and it’s not long before she’ll have to see the friends she abandoned: the beautiful, confident young girls who once meant everything to her. Just when Lauren thinks she might be getting closure, she finds Hannah’s old diary. A diary full of secrets. The terrible things Lauren did, the lies she’s told, the reason she ran away. And she receives a message: ‘I don’t know why you’re back, but I know why you left.’ But no-one else has seen the diary, and Hannah’s dead, isn’t she? A compelling and suspenseful psychological thriller about the secrets we share with the people we think we can trust. Perfect for fans of The Sister, The Girl on the Train and We Were Liars. What readers are saying about The Diary: ‘Incredible… from the very first page I knew I was going to love it. I was gripped immediately… I couldn't stop reading… You're on an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end. Heart-breaking, stressful, dark, twisty and so secretive. Brilliant book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I loved this so much and couldn’t put it down!... This book was Gossip Girl, Riverdale, Pretty Little Liars and a dash of Cruel Intentions all packed into one.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Incredible… one of my favourite reads. Yes, I will be reading this one again, and again… I could almost feel the words piercing through my heart, and hitting me right in the feels… I wanted to read more!!... You have set the bar high, now hurry up and bring out your next book!!’ Little Old Ginger Me, 5 stars ‘Ooooooh boy, this is so addictive, very, very, very… Wow… Just wow. This is really, really good… a mesmerising, very well-written debut thriller that had me hooked in from the first page.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime, 5 stars ‘A fast-paced psychological thriller that you will not want to put down, I know I didn’t!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a well-constructed plot with realistic and believable characters! Will leave you completely fulfilled with a flawless ending!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘A haunting FIVE-star book! I loved this so much and couldn’t put it down! Wow, so many secrets, lies, games, deception… So dark, so deep and everyone trying to keep their secrets hidden.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This book left me awestruck. Wow!... Twisty and taut, dark and sad, it engaged from page one to the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘To say this book was thrilling and addictive, would be an understatement. I read 75% of this book in one day because I just couldn't put it down… Don't be upset when your day has gone by because you won't be able to put this book down!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘An intense, fast-paced thriller with lots of mystery!... I would absolutely recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A real page-turner from the start. I was desperate to uncover the secrets The Diary held… the twists in the book are emotionally charged and unpredictable. I loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘As soon as I started this book I couldn't put it down! There were parts that I didn't see coming, with an ending that wowed! I would recommend The Diary to anyone who loves a good thriller!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Hooked me right away… The pages practically turn on their own.’ All the Good Books ‘I could not put it down! The plot draws you in and keeps you guessing the whole way along. You think you see something as a clue and have an idea of what's happening and then it just doesn't unfold that way!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Heart-tugging lies and deceit… Can’t wait to read more from this author… This book made me cry.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I absolutely fell in love with this book and all of the crazy twist and turns with each page I read. I really could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer
New beginnings. Old secrets… Theo and Pilar. The perfect couple. Successful, beautiful and very much in love. Until a year ago - and the tragedy that nearly tore them apart. When their baby died, a part of them died with him. Now they’re trying to rebuild themselves, moving to a stunning house in rural Cornwall. But someone knows all their secrets – and will stop at nothing to disturb their fragile peace. Theo and Pilar are about to learn that you can try to hide – but you can never outrun your past. A unputdownable, gripping psychological thriller that will hook you until the final shocking twist. Fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and The Wife Between Us will be captivated.
The ninth all-action thriller in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series. The most wanted man in the world is dead. Now those loyal to him seek revenge. When Navy Seals track down and kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, it's obvious there was a traitor on the inside. After the false friends are revealed to be two British students, Malik and Chaudhry - former Islamic fundamentalists recruited by MI5 - they become targets themselves. Dan 'Spider' Shepherd must teach the pair how to survive undercover with al-Qaeda closing in. But Spider is not used to playing the handler. And with the line between mentor and friend beginning to blur, and a terrorist plot putting thousands of lives at stake, can he protect everyone before it's too late?