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Secrets and Lies
Stephanie Harte - 2021
But how can he be honest with her when his lies are the only thing keeping her safe...?Ambitious middleman Conor Baxter is determined to become his own master. He's done being an enforcer for the worst scum of London's gangland scene. This world is all he's ever known, but he has plans. Big plans. But pulling it off will mean partnering with some very scary people indeed...He's just getting started when he meets beautiful barmaid Ella Dawson. Ella's a good girl, but there's something about Conor that catches her attention. Maybe it's his bright blue eyes, his confident, charming swagger, or that he's a bit older and treats her like a princess. Whatever it is, there's one thing for certain: falling in love with a man like Conor is dangerous.And when Ella gets tangled up in Conor's shady deals, it's not just her heart that's at risk...Perfect for fans of Caz Finlay, Martina Cole and Jacqui Rose.
Adam J. Wright - 2019
After a rough year, this move to the seaside town of Whitby is a fresh start, a chance to forget the past. But Kate begins to feel that she’s being watched all the time, even within the walls of her new home. She hears footsteps in the attic and sees a car leaving the house and driving onto the moors in the dead of night. The police are combing those moors for the body of a missing woman and Kate believes she knows who might be responsible. But she’s been in trouble for making false accusations in the past so the police won’t believe her this time unless she uncovers concrete evidence to back up her claims. When she goes looking for that evidence, she discovers that nothing is as it seems and the building in which she now lives hides a chilling secret. The Flat is a riveting psychological thriller with a heart-stopping twist. Get ready for edge-of-your-seat surprises and gripping suspense in a book that will enthrall fans of Adam Croft, Mark Edwards, and Rachel Abbott.
Lori Lacefield - 2018
A long-held secret. A couple coming undone.Beth McCallum and Nick Storvik are attending their twentieth high school reunion when they learn of a disturbing revelation. The bones of Missy Ferguson, a high school classmate who disappeared their Junior year, have been discovered in a Michigan wildlife reserve and an autopsy reveals she was murdered. Suspects are scarce, but when an old rumor resurfaces that Missy was pregnant before she disappeared and Nick was the father, Nick quickly becomes the prime suspect. Beth swears the allegations about her then-boyfriend and Missy were never true, promising she and Nick were together the entire autumn of that year, but the truth is, Beth can’t remember what occurred those last two weeks of October during their Junior year at all. As secrets and lies are exposed, Beth and Nick find their marriage tested as each begins to suspect the other has much to hide - including the possibility that one of them is capable of murder.
Only the Brave: An Aviation Thriller Omnibus
Richard Herman - 2016
THE WARBIRDS The Pentagon, Washington. When Libya provokes a world crisis, the 45th Tactical Fighter Wing is relocated to a base in East Anglia to prepare for combat. Colonel Anthony "Muddy" Waters has a mission: to mould a company of poorly trained rogues and misfits into heroes. His assignment is one that no other officer in the United States Air Force would touch. But Waters has a fabled stubbornness and dedication unparalleled in the armed services...and the will to make the impossible possible. This includes turning a superbly talented pilot but loose cannon named Jack Locke into a fighting force to be reckoned with. Because their country could ask them at any time to fly their F-4s into the eye of the firestorm, to face an overwhelming enemy and brave the flames of hell itself. Tomorrow that call will come. And there will be no turning back when the heavens explode… FORCE OF EAGLES Iran. 281 American POWs were taken captive when the US pulled out of the country. Now the US is assembling a Force of Eagles to bring them home. The POWs, including one woman, have become the latest bargaining chip in Middle Eastern politics. The rescue team includes ace fighter pilot Jack Locke, his weapons system officer, “Thunder” Bryant, Colonel Rupert Stansell, and General Lawrence “Sundown” Cunningham – and a company of Rangers. The Ranger’s Command Sergeant Major, Victor Kamigami, soon proves he is a force in himself. The mission becomes a race against a thirty-day deadline as a sadistic prison commandant works to break his captives' will… THE TRASH HAULERS Vietnam, 31 January 1968. Over an action-packed 24 hours, three lives collide amidst war and violence. Captain Mark Warren and his crew are trash haulers, airlifting supplies and personnel on their C-130 Hercules, the workhorse of tactical airlift. Flying a Huey, the helicopter that symbolizes mobile warfare in Vietnam, Wilson Tanner is a Dust Off pilot who risks all to rescue the wounded. At Se Pang, Colonel Tran Sang Quan comes into conflict with inept superiors as they initiate the People’s Army of Vietnam’s long-planned General Offensive and Uprising. This is the beginning of the Tet Offensive. Both sides face more than the enemy as superior officers manoeuver for political advantage, and where cowardice, prejudice and treachery infiltrate the ranks – on both sides. In the air and on the land, raw courage, tenacity, and honor are the marks of humanity that deal with the wreckage of war… Praise for Richard Herman ‘An imaginative action story told to perfection’ – Clive Cussler 'Too many of today’s geopolitical thrillers ring false, but not Herman’s.” – San Francisco Examiner ‘This is the sharp end, with vivid descriptions of air combat, the smell of hot oil and fear’ – The Times ‘A really fast-moving air force adventure story, with some superb action scenes which glue you to
Andy Maslen - 2022
After a bungled ransom demand, she was taken sceretly to the mainland. Now known as Wei Mei, she has known no other life but the rural village where ‘Mummy Rita’ raised her. When men with guns arrive in the village looking for her, she runs away to the Chinese megacity of Shenzhen, and a life on the streets.Witnessed by a talent scout defending herself from an assault by three rich kids, Mei is recruited for a Communist Party school for assassins. The training is brutal, but Mei makes a couple of friends along the way: ‘Rats’ and ‘Sis’. Then, after an arduous training exercise, something happens that tears the tight-knit trio apart.Mei’s dreams hint at a life she can’t remember. Determined to escape and return to make sure Mummy Rita is safe, she ends up in even worse danger than before, as foreign agents close in. Then she discovers the secret that will destroy any chance she has of returning to a normal life.She hatches a daring plan to free herself from the Party’s clutches before it’s too late. But with just 24 hours before she is taken to a Beijing facility where her fate will be sealed, time is running out, fast.
Right Beside You
Helen Pryke - 2020
The only connection is a Hampshire gang she helped put in prison thirteen years earlier. As the stalking intensifies, Maggie suspects everyone around her. Even those she loves.But as Maggie becomes more and more paranoid, unable to trust anybody, one by one the gang members suffer horrifying attacks. Someone from her past is out for revenge, and it’s clear that Maggie is next…
Michael Gresham Box Set Books 1-3: 3 Legal Thrillers
John Ellsworth - 2018
These are the books that made Michael Gresham a household name for those who love legal thrillers. But a word of warning: get ready to stay up late, because the Gresham books are known for portraying characters that readers love and want to follow. Book 1: Lies She Never Told Me the story of Michael Gresham's heritage, beginning with his father's father. The book features mob wars in 1920's Chicago; World War II invasions and POW camps; romance between powerful men and beautiful women; the most infamous mass murder in 1960's Chicago; and the complete growing-up story of Michael Gresham himself, from young boy to young lawyer. The book recounts the first meeting between Michael and his famous investigator Marcel in Operation Desert Shield when both young men are soldiers on the track of Saddam Hussein. Finally, when Michael's grandmother comes to him with a request that he track down and kill one man, can he refuse? He's been trained as a lawyer, he believes in the rule of law, and he believes that no man is above the law. But his grandmother won't let him go. She tells him a certain man must die for his crimes. Michael loves his grandmother with every cell in his body. Can he refuse her dying wish? Will he honor the vow he makes to this most important woman in his life? And so the hunt begins. Who will Michael find first: the killer or himself? Book 2: Michael Gresham: The Lawyer Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney with a client accused of murdering a judge's wife. As the story progresses, the judge whose wife was murdered suddenly tries to hire Michael Gresham for himself. New revelations have the judge backed into a corner in this legal and financial thriller. Can an attorney battle the system and win the notorious case other lawyers turned down? Can Michael Gresham turn the tables on those who would see him dead? And who is going to pay for the injury and disfigurement they left him with? A legal financial thriller that introduces the first in a five-book series about Michael Gresham, the Chicago lawyer who defends hopeless cases everyday. Watch from your front row seat as Michael walks into this courtroom drama a huge underdog. Cheer him on as he uses all his wit and cunning to defend the indefensible. Book 3: Secrets Girls Keep Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney whose priest has fathered a son. The boy is now seventeen, acting-out, and suddenly arrested for first-degree murder. A serious question arises as to the boy's guilt. The priest asks Michael to take his son into his home so he can be released on bail. Michael and his wife agree and the boy, with his snake and mice, moves in. One young client who looks more guilty with each new death... The new houseguest gets questioned by the police for yet a second murder. Michael Gresham and his wife become uneasy and, when the young man begins acting out, they finally move him out. The snake and mice move out with him. What follows is the story of a trial for first degree murder. All pertinent witnesses take the stand and are questioned in this book. The tension mounts. A verdict is rendered by the jury, but the crime doesn't end there. Now it becomes personal to Michael and Danny. Featured Books by USA Today Best Seller John Ellsworth
The Silenced Wife
Collette Heather - 2018
Alone, that is, until the devilishly handsome surgeon, Aaron Bailey comes into her life. Like her, he is a widower, a heart-broken man in need of a good woman's love and attention.When something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Joyce quickly finds herself trapped in an abusive marriage with someone that is more monster than man.Yet nothing about their marriage is as it first appears. Both of them harbour secrets - but the question is, will either of them live to tell? Joyce will do anything at any cost to protect her daughter, and Aaron will stop at nothing to protect Joyce in the only way he knows how...
A Fractured Winter
Alison Baillie - 2019
But when she starts receiving notes, she knows her perfect life is under threat. She thought she’d managed to put the past behind her, but someone seems determined to reveal her secret.Meanwhile, girls are vanishing in the area and Olivia fears for her family’s safety.Has someone discovered the real reason she left Scotland all those years ago?And does her secret have links to the recent disappearances? When someone is out to get you, is there anywhere you can hide? Fractured Winter is a compelling and suspenseful psychosocial mystery it will appeal to fans of authors like LJ Ross, Lesley Kara and Faith Martin.
How to kill your friends
Phil Kurthausen - 2019
Who needs enemies?There’s something about Meredith…Meredith is a young underachiever, living in a squalid apartment, struggling to stay one step ahead of her landlord and the law when she meets a man from her past who offers her a way out and a chance to start over.Having worked her way into the lives of the rich and privileged, Meredith will do just about anything to preserve her new lifestyle.But just how far is she prepared to go?
Ben Cheetham - 2018
A trip to the cinema turns into a nightmare for Anna and her little sister Jessica, when two men throw thirteen-year-old Jessica into the back of a van and speed away.The years tick by... Tick, tick... The police fail to find Jessica and her name fades from the public consciousness... Tick, tick... But every time Anna closes her eyes she’s back in that terrible moment, lurching towards Jessica, grabbing for her. So close. So agonizingly close.... Tick, tick... Now in her thirties, Anna has no career, no relationship, no children. She’s consumed by one purpose – finding Jessica, dead or alive.Detective Jim Monahan has a little black book with forty-two names in it. Jim’s determined to put every one of those names behind bars, but his investigation is going nowhere fast. Then a twenty-year-old clue brings Jim and Anna together in search of a shadowy figure known as Spider. Who is Spider? Where is Spider? Does Spider have the answers they want? The only thing Jim and Anna know is that the victims Spider entices into his web have a habit of ending up missing or dead.
No Sister of Mine
Vivien Brown - 2020
They couldn’t be more different.Eve, the mature and sensible one. Sarah, headstrong and eager for a taste of life.When Eve brings a new face home for the holidays, Sarah does something that will change both of their lives forever. Something that Eve can never forget – or forgive.But life won’t keep them apart forever and decades later, one of them will have to choose whether to put the past behind her, or to hold on to hate forever…Praise for Vivien Brown:‘A truly gripping read … which keeps you on the edge of your seat’ My Weekly‘Nail-biting… Vivien carefully constructs this web of intrigue’ People’s Friend
NOT MINE TO TAKE: a dark and twisty, psychological thriller
Keiron Cosgrave - 2021
What starts out as an escape soon becomes something far more sinister.The locals in the nearby town seem resentful of her presence and Erin can't understand why?Alone and isolated, cut off from the mainland twice a day, Erin's imagination runs wild.Is someone out there? Is someone watching her every move?Is someone biding their time?Not Mine to take was briefly published under the pan name CB Cox.
Last Bird Singing
Jane Holland - 2015
But her days are running out. Perhaps some lives are not worth saving ... A dark and disturbing psychological thriller set in Newcastle of the nineties, from the author of GIRL NUMBER ONE and MIRANDA. A gritty urban read, this contains graphic language and scenes of violence.