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Never Go There by Rebecca Tinnelly
Diana Finley - 2018
None more than this one. Alison’s life has been a lonely one, but now it’s time to change that. With no children in her future there is only one answer – she’ll take one.She’ll rescue a girl who needs a better home. A better mother. A better life.It will be the start of a perfect family, and no one will question who Lucy really is. Especially not Lucy herself…A dark story of psychological suspense, perfect for fans of Kerry Fisher, Liane Moriarty and Linda Green.
The Stranger in Our Bed
Samantha Lee Howe - 2020
I devoured it! You will too!' Sunday Times bestseller Sarah Pinborough You think you love him. But can you trust him? ‘Dark, twisty and enthralling’ Paul Finch ‘Wow I loved this book, every word on every page, a brilliant page turner! *****’ Goodreads reviewer A gripping debut psychological thriller about the dark secrets in a perfect marriage. For fans of Shari Lapena.I ended my marriage for a man who didn’t exist… I have everything money can buy. I’m a good wife, but sometimes I feel trapped. And when I start an affair with a stranger called Ewan, my life changes in ways I can’t begin to understand. Because Ewan breaks apart my marriage piece by piece and then he just disappears. He uses a fake name and leaves no trace behind; it’s like he doesn’t even exist. Someone did this to me and now they’re waiting for me to unravel, watching my every move. I can’t trust anyone, not even myself – not even the people I love. Readers love The Stranger in Our Bed ‘Dark, twisty and enthralling. A commanding new voice in suspense writing’ Paul Finch, bestselling author Shadows‘Samantha Lee Howe cleverly wrongfoots the reader and does so again and again. A fascinating study in lies, evasions and deceptions’ Abbie Frost, bestselling author of The Guesthouse‘Samantha Lee Howe does a great job of painting a picture of a woman who no longer knows who to trust or what is real; sinister and thought provoking’ Jackie Kabler, bestselling author of Am I Guilty?‘A brilliantly twisty thriller … you never really know quite what is true and who to trust. A fantastic read that kept me glued until the heart-stopping end’ Stephen Edger, bestselling author of Till Death Do Us Part‘A must read. This book is just brilliant, the best I have read!’ Goodreads reviewer‘What a spine-tingling thriller! 5 stars!’ Goodreads reviewer‘Wow I loved this book, every word on every page, a brilliant page turner!’ Goodreads reviewer
One Little Lie
Sam Carrington - 2018
And my son is a murderer.’Deborah’s son was killed four years ago.Alice’s son is in prison for committing that crime.Deborah would give anything to have her boy back, and Alice would do anything to right her son’s wrongs.Driven by guilt and the need for redemption, Alice has started a support group for parents with troubled children. But as the network begins to grow, she soon finds out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control…They call it mother’s intuition, but can you ever really know your own child?A twisty and unnerving thriller about the price of motherhood and the unthinkable things we do to protect our children. Perfect for fans of B A Paris and Clare Mackintosh.
Steve Richer - 2018
Especially children. After his parents are found murdered, eight-year-old Boyd is sent into foster care. Tori and her husband Lucas believe a child is the one thing that can improve their idyllic suburban life. They are wrong. The gifted boy's unstable nature bubbles to the surface, driving a wedge between Tori and Lucas. She's certain they can help Boyd with support and therapy, but Lucas has his doubts. Meanwhile, Detective Gannon is counting down the days until retirement as he investigates the murders. What he discovers is the stuff of nightmares.
Vikki Patis - 2018
Until the tenth anniversary of Hannah’s death forces her to return home and to the group of friends she abandoned there. It should be a quick visit, just so Lauren can pay her respects. At home, Lauren 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 suspenseful psychological thriller full of twists and turns – you won’t be able to stop turning the pages of The Diary. Perfect for fans of The Sister, The Girl on the Train and We Were Liars.
The House Share: Seven housemates. Seven lies. Would you dare to join?
Kate Helm - 2020
Seven lies. Would you join . . . The House Share?Immi thought she had found the perfect new home in central London: a shared warehouse with luxury accommodation, a rooftop terrace and daily yoga, all with a surprisingly affordable price tag. The Dye Factory is a 'co-living' community, designed to combat the loneliness of big city life.But soon after she moves into her new haven, Immi realises that it's not quite as idyllic as it appears. No one seems to know who is behind this multi-million pound urban experiment. And her housemates may be hiding a dangerous secret . . .Then, as a series of pranks escalates into something much darker, Immi is left questioning whether, in this group of strangers, she can ever really be safe.And when you're sharing a house, you can't always lock the danger out.
Jane A. Adams - 2020
She’s seventeen and destined for an arranged marriage with vicious criminal Charlie Perrin. But when Charlie tries to force himself on her, she kills him.THE ONE PERSON LAUREN TRUSTS IS MURDERED BY HER FATHER’S MENHer only hope is undercover cop Petra Merrow. Lauren has no choice but to trust her. It’s that or die.THERE ARE NO SAFE HOUSESA corrupt cop threatens them both. Petra’s cover is blown. She calls on DI Toby Clarke to help. But can he be trusted?SHE’S ON THE RUN. TIME’S RUNNING OUT. WILL SHE EVER BE SAFE?
The Class Reunion
N.L. Hinkens - 2020
When she makes a last minute decision to attend her class reunion, she and her once tight-knit group of friends are surprised at dinner by a delivery of an elaborate forget-me-not floral arrangement. But the accompanying card contains an ominous message: you deserve to die—a message they brush off as an elaborate prank at first.When several of the group come close to death in the following weeks, they begin to suspect that the sender of the message has deadly intentions. One-by-one the friends contact Heather to divulge secrets from their past, convinced that the skeletons they are hiding put them at risk. Fearing for their lives, they beg Heather to return to Iowa and track down the person they believe is trying to kill them. But her friends only think they know her. Heather is hiding an explosive secret of her own.Is she really an intended victim in a deadly game of revenge, or a twisted killer?- An unputdownable, brilliant psychological thriller with a mind-blowing murder plot! -Will you enjoy The Class Reunion? If you read any of my favorite psychological and domestic suspense thriller authors including K.L. Slater, Shalini Boland, Adam Croft, Kathryn Croft, Lisa Gardner, Louise Jensen, Gregg Olsen, or Rachel Caine, the answer is a resounding yes!
This Little Dark Place
A.S. Hatch - 2019
They're trying for a baby. Ruby is in prison, convicted of assault on an abusive partner.But when Daniel joins a pen pal program for prisoners, he and Ruby make contact. At first the messages are polite, neutral - but soon they find themselves revealing more and more about themselves. Their deepest fears, their darkest desires.And then, one day, Ruby comes to find Daniel. And now he must decide who to choose - and who to trust.
Forget Me Not
A.M. Taylor - 2018
And when Nora disappeared, all the air went with her. Without her best friend, Maddie’s life became impossible.Ten years later, Nora is still missing and Maddie is still searching. People have been questioned. People have even been accused. But no one has managed to find Nora.Then, in the same spot where Nora went missing, the murdered body of Nora’s little sister is found. Convinced this is no coincidence, Maddie resolves to uncover the killer and find Nora – dead or alive.But will she be able to cope, when we learn what really happened to Nora…?
11 Missed Calls
Elisabeth Carpenter - 2018
She had dark hair, like mine. 2. She wasn’t very happy at the end.Anna has always believed that her mother, Debbie, died 30 years ago on the night she disappeared.But when her father gets a strange note, she realises that she’s never been told the full story of what happened that night on the cliff.Confused and upset, Anna turns to her husband Jack – but when she finds a love letter from another woman in his wallet, she realises there’s no-one left to help her, least of all her family.And then a body is found…
Who Cares If They Die
Wendy Dranfield - 2018
On paper, it’s an obvious case of suicide – but to Officer Dean Matheson, something doesn’t add up. Then there are the other deaths, deaths that also look like suicides – but are they? The victims are all women living on the fringes of society, addicts, and criminals. Who will miss them? Does anyone really care if they die? Dean Matheson is making it his business to care, even if it means he becomes a target...
Before Her Eyes
Jack Jordan - 2018
Struggling with living in the small, claustrophobic town of Balkerne Heights, Naomi contemplates ending her life. But before she can, Naomi stumbles across the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered. She senses someone else there at the scene - watching her. Naomi may not be able to see the killer's face, but she is still the only person who can identify him. For Naomi, this frightening truth changes everything: she realises that she wants to live, at the very point at which her life is in greatest peril. As the police begin hunting the person responsible and the bodies pile up, Naomi must lie in wait and answer the question that hangs her fate in the balance: why did the killer let her live? In a town this small, the murderer must be close, perhaps even before her very eyes...
M.C. Rowley - 2017
A missing son turned bad. One chance to reunite the family he never had. When a mysterious man tells Scott Dyce his abducted son is still alive, Dyce can hardly believe it´s true. Thinking his agony is over, the mysterious figure soon brings him back to earth, demanding that Dyce do as he wishes before any reunion takes place. Dyce is forced to steal information from the corporation he works for in Mexico, and just when he thinks the job is done, the employer sends a new task. Dyce becomes embroiled in a scandal so big and a crime so dangerous he begins to realize that he may have unleashed the hell he has feared all along. An Abduction is the first book in The Son Of No One Trilogy, a fast paced and breathless psychological thriller series. If you love the tension and fear of Harlan Coben or the mystery and action of Lee Child you'll love An Abduction by M C Rowley.
Into the Dark
Rick Mofina - 2013
But her dream of a family with her new husband, Robert, a pilot and local hero, begins to crumble as disturbing revelations from his past emerge.And a grieving cop who lures a killer from the shadows…Detective Joe Tanner, struggling to overcome his wife's death while raising their little girl alone, heads the task force formed to stop the monster who has resurfaced with a chilling message.Race the clock in a life-and-death struggle to save the next victim…In the wake of five cold-case murders across Los Angeles, one of Claire's most promising patients vanishes. Gut instinct tells Tanner the truth is within his grasp, while Claire is torn between guilt and terror over what's to come. As time runs out, both are pulled deeper and deeper into an unspeakable darkness.