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Tell the Truth


Amanda Brittany - 2018
    Fuelled by the fear of losing them both, she delves into her mother’s past, fast becoming entangled in her own tragic history.With eerie friend requests filling Rachel’s phone and shocking flashbacks filling her mind, she is plagued by her mother’s past, and soon realises that her entire life might just be a lie.Will she ever discover the truth?From the bestselling author of HER LAST LIE comes a chilling new thriller you won’t want to miss! It will have you questioning your own relationships and doubting if everyone in your life is who they say they are.Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and He Said / She Said.Praise for Amanda Brittany:‘An exciting new voice – Brittany reels readers in with this twisty, clever thriller that will have you second-guessing everything…’ Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House‘Brilliant, pacey, and will leave you suspecting everyone is involved!’ Darren O’Sullivan, author of Our Little Secret‘I was drawn in right from the rather original prologue and did not see that twist coming!’ Diane Jeffrey, author of Those Who Lie‘A triumph!’ James H on Amazon‘With all the right ingredients to keep you on the edge of your seat.’ Bookworm on Amazon‘Brittany got my attention from the get go’ Rosemary Smith on Netgalley‘Gripping and twisty, another book added to my best reads of this year list.’ Julia Beales on NetGalley‘If you like thrillers, read this and you will not be disappointed. If you’re not a thriller reader, try it anyway!’ A Reader on Amazon‘I loved this fast-paced, atmospheric, scary book.’ DeeLovesBooks on Amazon‘I can’t wait to read more from this talented new novelist.’ PSMode on Amazon

Familiar Strangers


Jackie Walsh - 2019
    You’re not my daughter.' Since Becca Wall’s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, every day Becca loses a little more of the loving, caring mother who would do anything for her only daughter. But when one day Nancy Wall confesses that Becca is not her child, Becca's world falls apart. Becca tells herself that the words are just a cruel symptom of Nancy’s illness; after all, she has her birth certificate, and pictures of herself as a newborn along with her Mom, Dad and older brother, Danny. Becca tries to forget, to get on with her life – until the day the police question her about the whereabouts of a missing woman, Katie Collins. Katie has disappeared without a trace, telling her husband that she is leaving to find Rebecca Wall. But Becca doesn’t know Katie, so it’s a case of mistaken identity – isn’t it? But as Becca discovers why Katie was desperate to find her, the lies that Becca has always believed come crashing down. Soon, it’s clear that someone knows the truth – and that they’ll stop at nothing to keep their secrets… An addictive, fast-paced psychological thriller with a shocking twist that will leave you gasping. Fans of The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and T.M Logan will be gripped until the very last page.

Best Kept Secrets: A Novel


Tracey S. Phillips - 2019
    Even their deepest, darkest secrets--pinky promise. Right?Morgan Jewell and Fay Ramsey are enjoying their last summer together before college. Fay is shy, with a controlling mother, and Morgan is the perfect, wild, loud-mouthed yang to Fay's ying. But when Fay is found dead, Morgan's entire world crumbles.Years later, Morgan is still haunted by the abrupt end to her best friend's life. She knew Fay held a secret in those final days, but Morgan, now a homicide detective, has failed to make a picture out of the crooked puzzle pieces she left behind. Nothing makes sense. The leads have run dry. Until she's called to the scene of a murder: a woman whose body is left mangled, too similar to Fay's to ignore.Could it be? Morgan vowed to do right by Fay. This is the case she's been waiting for to set her back on the killer's trail. But the closer she gets, the harder it forces her to confront the memories of herself and her best friend. What was her secret? What got her killed? Maybe Morgan didn't know her at all.

When I Was Jane


Theresa Mieczkowski - 2015
     I remember being pulled from a car. I remember flying in a helicopter. I remember voices. Female, car accident, multiple injuries.“What is your name?” he asks again. I remember what they called me. “Jane?”She awakens to a life she doesn’t remember. A husband and daughter she doesn’t know. They say her name is Audrey Gilbert—wife of heart surgeon Jason Gilbert, mother of five-year-old Daisy, and daughter-in-law to an iconic American political family. But something isn’t right. Convinced she is not who they say, she adopts the name Jane. While her doctor begins to wonder if her condition is caused by a psychological dissociation, Jane suspects Jason Gilbert may have something to gain from his wife’s memory loss. As she searches for answers, Jane unravels a tapestry of secrets and lies, ultimately revealing the shocking truth and discovering just how far someone would go to make her forget. Written with humor and insight, When I Was Jane is a compelling tale of triumph over adversity that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Can't Let Go


Alison Claire Grey - 2019
     Larkin and Graham Hadley are from completely different worlds. She’s from the trailer park… he’s from the yacht club. Inexplicably, they fall in love anyway, and suddenly Larkin has the kind of life she never even dared to dream of. Yet even as the wife of a man from a prominent Charleston family, Larkin is still an outsider. After all, in Charleston, South Carolina blood line is everything. Larkin feels like she will never be accepted by the old money snobs that Graham’s family pals around with. And then, one morning, she meets Caroline Beaufain, the Queen Bee of Charleston’s high society. For some unknown reason, Caroline takes a liking to Larkin. With Caroline's stamp of social approval, Larkin feels like she’s finally somebody. She’s suddenly untouchable. But Larkin soon discovers that Caroline Beaufain's friendship comes with a high price. One Larkin isn't so sure she's capable of paying. Especially when someone ends up dead…

Strangers on a Bridge


Louise Mangos - 2018
     When Alice Reed goes on her normal morning jog in the peaceful Swiss Alps, she never expected to save a man from suicide. But she does. And she shouldn’t have.Adamant they have an instant connection Manfred’s charming exterior grows darker and his obsession with Alice grows stronger.In a country far from home, where the police don’t believe her, the locals don’t trust her and even her husband questions the truth about Manfred, Alice has nowhere to turn.To what lengths will Alice go to protect herself and her family?

Beyond The Rage


Michael J. Malone - 2014
    Not only has his high-class prostitute girlfriend just been attacked, but his father is reaching out to him from the past despite abandoning Kenny as a child after his mother s suicide. Kenny is now on a dual mission to hunt down his girl's attacker and find out the truth about his father... but instead he unravels disturbing family secrets and finds that revenge is not always sweet. An intelligent, violent thriller shot through with dark humour, Beyond the Rage enthralls and disturbs in equal measure. With an intricate plot, all-too-believable characters and perfectly pitched dialogue, this is a masterclass in psychological crime fiction writing.

No Remorse


Paula Daly - 2014
    Once successful and wealthy, she's shunned by her old friends and desperate for work.But there's someone that's keeping her here . . . and something that she's got to do before she leaves for ever . . .PRAISE FOR PAULA DALY'S BOOKS'Fiendishly addictive ' Guardian'She writes with a singular voice and a fierce passion that roars off the page' Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail'The very definition of a page-turner' Elizabeth Haynes'Masterfully written and utterly unputdownable' Tess Gerritsen'Riveting!' Lisa Gardner'Assured and nail-biting' Cath Staincliffe'I didn't see the end coming until the moment it appeared' Julia Crouch

Devious Intention (Intention, #3)


M.A. Comley - 2016
    When Louise Gillespie regains consciousness after a traffic accident, she learns that her husband and four-year-old daughter are missing. Her frantic search to find them is encumbered by her own brain trauma and the local sergeant in charge of investigation, who thinks she's crazy.Her luck finally changes when she bumps into PIs Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx. Despite being on holiday themselves, they take on Louise's case. It's not long before Ellen and Brian discover the truth behind the family's sinister disappearance.

The Stolen Breath


L.G. Davis - 2020
    That same night, she gave birth to a baby girl.Grieving her husband and battling postpartum depression, her life unravels one day at a time. But fate is not done with her yet...Just as she pulls herself together and learns to be a good mom to her daughter, she walks into the nursery to find her baby gone, snatched from her crib in broad daylight.Her daughter's kidnapping sets in motion a chain of events that turn her world upside down all over again.Who took Lea Caswell?Is it the nanny from hell that Delia fired not long ago? Or is it someone more dangerous?A single note she finds in a stuffed toy sends her back to a past she tried hard to leave behind.In the frantic search for her child, old wounds are ripped open, dark secrets are unveiled, and Delia discovers the true meaning of betrayal, obsession, and danger. Will she find her child before she loses her sanity or her life?The Stolen Breath is a gripping psychological thriller that will keep you reading until the final page.

Blind Side


Jennie Ensor - 2016
    Georgie, a young woman wary of relationships after previous heartbreak, gives in and agrees to sleep with close friend Julian. She’s shocked when Julian reveals he’s loved her for a long time. But Georgie can’t resist her attraction to Nikolai, a Russian former soldier she meets in a pub. While Julian struggles to deal with her rejection, Georgie realises how deeply war-time incidents in Chechnya have affected Nikolai. She begins to suspect that the Russian is hiding something terrible from her. Then London is attacked... Blind Side explores love and friendship, guilt and betrayal, secrets and obsession. An explosive, debate-provoking thriller that confronts urgent issues of our times and contemplates some of our deepest fears. *** “Jennie Ensor’s writing is graceful, poetic, intelligent and captivating. She builds suspense brilliantly, and is a master at dialogue that communicates the accents and personalities of the characters. BLIND SIDE is a wonderful debut, an exciting story about three flawed and fascinating people living in dangerous times.” — Gail Cleare, author of USA Today bestseller THE TASTE OF AIR “... a gripping tale. Whilst not the light-read that this genre usually pitches itself at,this complex tale was an immensely satisfying read.” — Cleopatra Loves Books “For a debut novel this is a brave topic as [is] the time it is set in, but what Jennie Ensor brings is a thrilling psychological story that I really enjoyed and raced through. If you enjoy a thriller with a number of themes running through the story, then Blind Side is one not to be missed.” — The Last Word Book Review “Blind Side is a superb debut novel from the pen of Jennie Ensor. From the opening prologue to the very last page, I was completely immersed in Georgie's story as we are transported back to London, 2005 - set before, during and after the 7/7 bombings. The book opens with a short prologue that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and I simply couldn't read fast enough to find out what had happened. Jennie Ensor cleverly keeps us in suspense as we have a whole lot of story to get through before my curiosity could be satisfied. ...There are so many subjects and issues to discuss in Blind Side, that I think it would be excellent for book groups. ...Blind Side is an absolutely stunning debut from Jennie Ensor; so thought-provoking and profound that every reader will get something different out of reading it. I'm so excited to read the psychological thriller than Jennie is working on next. If it's half as good as Blind Side it will be a cracker!” — The Book Magnet “This isn’t a straight-up book by any means as the author builds on many themes such as terrorism, immigration, family and sexual relationships, trauma, secrets, guilt and regret. The pace and the writing in this book was easy to become caught up in and I read this book over the course of the day without putting it down once. It’s a powerful and engaging novel, thought-provoking and difficult to forget once you’ve reached the end.” ... “Blind Side both surprised and captivated me. It was tense and suspenseful at times, with some thrilling themes, so I can understand the psychological thriller branding but I think it’s probably going to be a fair bit different to what you’re expecting. I suppose it feels more real and believable, not to mention more human, and I could buy into this story much more than many other psychological thrillers.

The Suspects


Katharine Johnson - 2019
    But it soon becomes the house share from hell.After their New Year's Eve party, they discover a body - and it's clear they'll be the first suspects. As each of them has a good reason from their past not to trust the police, they come up with a solution - one which forces them into a life of secrets and lies.But can they trust each other?

MINE


Casey Kelleher - 2020
     Rebecca Dawson lives a life that many women want - married to wealthy, handsome businessman Jamie and new mum to beautiful daughter, Ella, she thinks nothing can burst her bubble. Until a series of sinister events leaves Rebecca convinced that she is being stalked. While her only priority is keeping Ella safe, Rebecca knows that this might be more than coincidence, and fears that her past is back to haunt her. Because somebody knows what she did. They are watching her, tormenting her and soon they are going to make her pay. While she hides her past, Rebecca finds herself unable to trust anyone, not even her husband, Jamie. Because Jamie is keeping secrets too. Is Jamie gas-lighting Rebecca into thinking she is going mad, in a bid to cover up his own sordid lies? Or is someone more sinister seeking their revenge?

The Perfect Life


Valerie Keogh - 2020
    It all seems so perfect but when her two children leave for university, she realises her life has become dull and empty. When her husband refuses to go away with her, Molly decides to go alone. But what should have been a relaxing break turns into a nightmare. Back at home in London, Molly tries to put it all behind her but when the police arrive at her door and tell her that a body has been found with connections to her, Molly realises that her perfect life is under threat…

Her Closest Friend


Clare Boyd - 2019
    She sings drunkenly from the backseat. The thrash of windscreen wipers against the driving rain. The screech of tyres. A thud. Naomi and I are best friends. School runs, dog walks, a shoulder to cry on over a glass of wine, we’re inseparable. But now my husband has walked out, I need her more than ever. I know she will help me pick up the pieces. Because she knows about the lie I told to protect her. She knows how much I’ve sacrificed for this friendship. And she’d never let anyone hurt me. Would she? This extraordinary page-turner will suck you in from the very first page and keep you gripped until the breathtaking finale. Fans of The Wife Between Us, The Girl Before and Gone Girl will adore this twisted tale of toxic female friendship. What readers are saying about Clare Boyd: ‘OMG this book was amazing… I literally couldn't put it down in had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next… well deserving of 5 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars ‘Absolutely LOVED… the best-of-the-best of psychological thriller authors!... a very fast paced read… twists like a rollercoaster out of control!... the climax was crazy awesome! If you enjoy a plot twist that jumps out at you... yep, this is the book for you.’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars ‘Oh my goodness – what a fantastic book!! I read this book in two sittings and loved it… A fantastic, twisty story that really hooked me in.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘One of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read in a long time. From page one it was gripping… left me totally shocked and dumb-founded.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Full of twists and turns kept me rapidly turning pages to see what happened next. The ending is explosive and I never in the world saw it coming.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Definitely a page-turner, edge-of-your-seat type of thriller that is a must to add to your book collection! I definitely recommend this book, you won't be disappointed!’ Books on the Bookshelf ‘I could not get enough!... I did not stop reading until I finished the story and my laundry mountain is still growing. Read this book. Seriously. Read it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Loved, loved, loved this book!... Took me on so many turns, found my mouth dropping with a few of the twists… A page-turner! I would definitely recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘An astonishing 5/5 stars from me… YOU MUST READ!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars