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What Lies Within by Tom Vowler
The Twin Game
V.J. Chambers - 2017
Hope Ross isn’t crazy, but she knows crazy. Crazy is... ...a father telling his daughter to pretend her twin sister doesn't exist. Worst. Game. Ever. ...a sister never leaving the house. ...a disturbed woman hidden away in the attic. ...bodies rotting in the basement. ...being accused of attempted murder. ...the police blaming the victim. No, Hope’s not crazy, and she’s through playing games. As soon as she gets out of this mental facility, she’s going to prove it.
Adam Nicholls - 2015
until obsession with a killer drove him further from his family. That life was left behind, until today. Now a part-time PI, a familiar string of murders is pulling him back into the cycle. Mason must choose between bringing the killer to justice or remaining a humble family man. With his marriage on the line, the police seek his knowledge of the unsolved case, to help identify and track down the psychopath. But now he's too close to the Lullaby Killer, who is driven to have a little fun... at Mason's expense.
The Things you find in Rockpools
Gregg Dunnett - 2018
Two months later a massive police search has got nowhere. And eleven-year-old Billy Wheatley steps in to solve the case.Billy’s something of a child prodigy - or at least he thinks he is. He lives on a desolate clifftop with just his distant father for company. Plus the animals that live in the rockpools around him. But he’s highly motivated, with his own reasons to want the police and coastguard off his beach.Using all of his particular ingenuity, Billy unravels the mystery. But what he discovers puts him in terrible danger. The person who took the girl is someone he knows, only too well. And when they learn that Billy is onto them, they’re going to need him dead…
His Wife's Sister
A.J. Wills - 2020
Now she wants it back.A woman is found wandering through woodland, confused and severely undernourished.Police identify her as Mara Sitwell, who was just eleven years old when she vanished from her home nineteen years earlier.She says she was abducted and held captive in an underground cell for all that time.Her escape seems to prove miracles can happen - but not everyone is convinced.Tortured by guilt, Mara’s sister Lucia insists on taking her in.But Lucia’s husband, Damian is not so sure it’s a good idea.He suspects Mara is hiding a terrible secret – and fears the whole family could be in danger.
Marin Montgomery - 2021
As a successful attorney, she’s worked hard to get to the top of her game—but when her personal and professional lives implode, Sibley looks for a way to turn the page.Unable to shake the tragic circumstances that caused her to flee her rural Midwestern hometown, Sibley wants nothing more than to reunite with her estranged mother, Deborah, and bury their past tensions.But as she reenters the life she left behind, she realizes her mother isn’t the same person she remembers, and she’s not the same daughter either.As both women struggle to piece together a tangled web of deceit and lies, and the shocking circumstances that caused Sibley to leave in the first place, it becomes clear there are secrets rooted deeper than either mother or daughter could ever have imagined.Can you really deceive your past and those around you?
Michael Prescott - 2001
Now, 16 years later, LAPD Officer Osborn still suffers from her inescapable childhood fears--made all the more real by a recent wave of bizarre murders. She can see his shadow moving outside her window. She can feel his footsteps--and she recognizes his foul whispers.
Rose Edmunds - 2015
But beneath the successful façade, Amy has secrets she’d rather her bully-boy boss Ed didn’t discover—like her troubled past and the little voice she hears in her head… When a junior colleague is murdered, Amy’s fragile equilibrium is shattered. She suspects a client’s fraud links Ed to the killing, but is her paranoia working overtime? As Ed tries to discredit her, Amy fears for her job, her sanity and her life. But she’s a tough professional, not a quitter, and somehow she must find a way to fight back...
One Last Step
Sarah Sutton - 2020
Two hikers go missing along the Appalachian Trail, leaving only a bloodstained forest behind them, and when another hiker collapses on someone’s porch in New Hampshire, murdered by crossbow, the local police realize they have a serial killer on their hands––and need to call in the FBI. FBI Agent Tara Mills is young, brilliant and new to the force. With a promising career in front of her, she faces the ultimate test when she is assigned the case. It soon proves to be more challenging than she ever could have imagined––an impossible riddle that leaves even her seasoned partner stumped. Meanwhile, something about the case stirs a darkness within her––a tortured past that even her long-term boyfriend doesn’t fully understand. As nightmares consume her, she only hopes that her past will not come back to ruin her once again. As more hikers go missing, and with her job on the line, Tara finds herself on a race against time as she combs through the forest’s trails. Peeling back each layer, she soon realizes that she is up against a true diabolical mastermind. And just when she thinks she has it all figured out, her instincts lead her to the most shocking truth of all. Book #2 in the series––ONE LAST BREATH––is also now available for pre-order!
N.V. Peacock - 2020
I became Cherrie. When I was a child, they called me Little Bones…My father was Mr Bones – the notorious serial killer of 25 years ago.As a child I witnessed his crimes.Everything is different now. I have a new identity. I’m a mother. I am finally free.Until that podcast. I should never have listened.They’re linking a recent disappearance to the crimes of the past.They know who I am. They’re calling me Little Bones again.They say I’m a villain but I’m not. I’m a victim.You believe me, don’t you?
In Sheep's Clothing
L.D. Beyer - 2015
One man vows to protect him. One man vows to destroy him. Caught in a game of chess he didn’t know he was playing until it was too late, the President makes the only move he can, plunging Washington and the nation into chaos. Stunned and reeling, Vice President David Kendall takes the oath of office and tries to heal a nation in mourning. But what the new president doesn’t realize is that things in the White House aren’t always what they appear to be, and sometimes what looks like the best option may turn out to be the worst. When one fatal decision triggers consequences he never envisioned, President Kendall finds himself caught up in the same game that cost his predecessor his life. Although there was nothing he could have done, Secret Service Agent Matthew Richter is haunted by the death of the man he had vowed to protect. When his girlfriend dumps him and his boss tells him that his job is on the line, he thinks his life cannot get any worse. He soon realizes how wrong he is when he finds himself fighting to save another president from the deadly forces that he has unwittingly unleashed. This new release by L.D. Beyer is a fast-paced, action-packed political thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
The Serial Killer Chronicles
Enes Smith - 2015
(Fatal Flowers)"Bone chillingly realistic, right up there with King, Koontz, Crouch, and even Ann Rule." P. Wheeler (Dear Departed)"I don't know if he knows how really good this is. The pace and rhythm were addicting." Tom Jones (Shadowland Survivors)
Death is in the Details
Heather Sunseri - 2019
A killer who won't let her forget.Faith Day's condition curses her to recall her mother’s fiery murder like it was yesterday. And when the forensic photographer’s convicted stepbrother is somehow cleared 12 years later and released from prison, Faith wonders if he'll put an end to her tortured memories. But after a string of eerily familiar fires tear through her small town, Faith starts to question every detail of her traumatic past.Luke Justice won't rest until he catches a notorious serial killer masking his murders in arson. Following a trail of deadly blazes to Faith's doorstep, the FBI agent senses she holds the key to the case. But if he can't convince her to open up, Luke fears he'll miss his best chance to put a psychopath behind bars.As Faith fights the resurgence of dark emotions, an arsonist begins leaving personal totems in her home. Determined to stay alive, she taps into the only weapon she has against the vicious murderer: the echoes of her childhood nightmare.Can Faith help Luke unmask the true killer before they both go up in flames?Death is in the Details is a chilling standalone thriller novel. If you like small-town mysteries, psychological thrillers, and spine-tingling twists, then you'll love Heather Sunseri's latest page-turning tale.
The Hunters Series: Volumes 1-5
Glenn Trust - 2014
Each bestselling novel takes the reader on a suspenseful and thrilling ride into the world of crime and conspiracy and into the lives of those tasked to bring them to justice - The Hunters. George Mackey, Sharon Price, Andrew Barnes and others make up the team of Hunters, working through their own issues and fighting their personal demons as they take down those who prey on the innocent. This special set of the first three novels in the series is made available on a limited basis.
Now You See (Detective Dan Fenton #1)
Max Manning - 2017
They've gone viral before DCI Fenton's team even discovers the body.Soon, another victim's photo is similarly posted...and so begins the killer's following.DCI Fenton is determined to discover the identity of I, Killer. Then the murderer makes the hunt personal, and Fenton's search becomes a matter of life or death for him and his daughter. But as I, Killer's body-count rises, his number of online followers is growing - and he loves to give his fans what they want...
Ava McCarthy - 2016
Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Haynes and Gone Girl.Two quick shots. One for him. One for you.After the death of her three-year-old daughter, Jodie has nothing left to live for – or almost nothing.She has one task to fulfil before she takes her own life. And that’s to kill the man she holds responsible for her daughter’s death – her seemingly perfect husband, Ethan.But Ethan is hiding more than just his true nature. And as more horrifying secrets from his past emerge, Jodie’s strength will be pushed to the limit…