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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…

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.

The Girl That Got Away


Marin Montgomery - 2018
     But when one of the girls returns twenty-four hours later, her body covered in injuries and zero recollection of what happened, the search is on for the girl who didn’t get away… Callie is still missing, her whereabouts unknown. And as Avery attempts to piece together an impossible puzzle, she stumbles upon the terrifying realization that her best friend was harboring a dark secret… … and she may have paid the ultimate price for it.

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?

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

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.

Underneath


Andie M. Long - 2014
    An extra-ordinary vendetta.From the outside Lauren’s life looks idyllic, yet beneath the surface there are cracks in her marriage.When an old schoolfriend returns home, Lauren doesn’t know whether to avoid her or befriend her. Her husband thinks she should give Bettina a chance; her best friend thinks she has a hidden agenda. A sexy schoolteacher proves an unlikely ally, even if he is an extra threat to her marriage.Slowly Lauren’s life begins to unravel: a car crash and poison-pen letters are just the beginning.Someone is out to ruin her. But who?

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…

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.

Dark Fragments


Rob Sinclair - 2016
    Money. Revenge.Outwardly, Ben Stephens appears to be a normal, hard-working family man. In reality, his life has been in turmoil since the murder of his wife, Alice, seven years ago. The killer was never caught.Now re-married - to the woman he was having an affair with while still married to Alice - Ben’s life is once again spiralling out of control, and he’s become heavily indebted to an unscrupulous criminal who is baying for Ben’s blood.When Ben’s estranged twin sister, a police detective, unexpectedly returns to his life, asking too many questions for comfort, it becomes clear that without action, Ben’s life will soon reach a crisis point from which there will be no return.In order to avoid falling further into the mire, Ben must examine the past if he is to survive the present - but just how much pressure can one man take before he breaks?Dark Fragments is a fast-paced thriller with a blend of mystery, suspense and action that will appeal to readers of psychological thrillers, as well as a broad section of crime, thriller and action fans. If you like authors like Mark Edwards, Robert Bryndza and C.L. Taylor you will love this unforgettable thriller.

Traces of Kara


Melissa Foster - 2013
    However, twenty-five miles away, the brother she doesn't know is determined to be reunited with the sister he cannot forget. Kara is abducted and thrown into her obsessive captor's delusional world. As the past she thought she knew unravels around her, Kara struggles to make sense of the memories that come creeping back, threatening her sanity and her safety. Meanwhile, Kara's mother races against time to save the daughter she fears she will lose when a long-held secret is revealed. The hours tick away as Roland plays out his plan--to take Kara with him into death at the exact moment of their birth, never to be separated again. TRACES OF KARA is an action packed, pulse pounding psychological thriller/suspense novel that features a determined killer who slowly loses his grip on reality as his carefully detailed plan starts to fall apart and a heroine determined to move forward with her life who now must reconcile everything she believed to be true about her family with the reality of their tragic past.

The Mask of Time


Marius Gabriel - 1993
     A wartime sin reaches out of the grave to poison those born from its seed. At the day of reckoning is the cycle of love and betrayal doomed to repeat itself, or can the truth redeem three haunted generations?

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.

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

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.