First Girl Gone

First Girl Gone
Author: L T Vargus,Tim McBain
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN: 9781838888336
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Girl Gone Book Excerpt:

Down the beach, she can just make out the rusting hulk of the Ferris wheel through the dawn mist. The hairs prickle on her neck as she drags her focus back to the chestnut hair fanned out in the shallow water at her feet, to the grains of sand decorating the beautiful girl's white cheeks like freckles. Private Detective Charlie Winters never thought she'd find herself back on Salem Island, but she's forced home re-open the wound that never healed: her sister was abducted from the small town when they were teenagers. For Charlie, her sister's voice in her head--pushing her to risk everything to seek justice for the innocent--is a painful and constant reminder of what she lost. And never has that voice been louder than when a family friend comes to Charlie begging for help to find her missing daughter, Kara. Searching Kara's messy, poster-covered bedroom, Charlie finds more questions than answers. Did Kara run away, or was she snatched? She's clearly been keeping secrets from her family--but don't all teenagers? A little black matchbook hidden in a jewellery box is Charlie's only lead, but the seedy nightclub it comes from proves to be nothing but a dangerous dead end. Until Charlie is approached by a second distraught mother whose daughter has also vanished. Forced at every turn to relive the trauma she ran away from, Charlie's blood runs cold when a girl's body is discovered in the exact spot on the water's edge where the last trace of her sister was found. It's clear someone is taunting Charlie, but with other innocent girls' lives at risk, she has no choice but to take the bait... An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will leave you gasping for breath. Fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Lisa Regan will need to sleep with the lights on! Readers adore First Girl Gone 'Leaves you on the edge of your seat until the wee hours of the morning. Kept me enthralled from cover to cover. Heart-stopping suspense.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A great start to a new series. It is a true page turner and I was truly blind-sided by the reveal. Lots of potential and promise in this series.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Wow...This is so much better than the majority of crime books out there. Suspenseful, engrossing... All of the characters are believable... I want to read the next one please pretty please.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Stylish, taut and addictive... One of the masterpieces of 2020... I was drawn in from the very first word... kept me hooked until I read its wonderful and satisfying ending. I completed it in one night.' NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars 'Stayed up far too late devouring this absolutely gripping and unputdownable crime thriller... I absolutely cannot wait to read more... kept on the edge of my seat... there's absolutely no way I could've predicted where this was going. This is extremely well-written and fast-paced... completely addicted to this book . A definite five star read.' Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars

Dead Memories

Dead Memories
Author: Angela Marsons
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2019-02-22
ISBN: 1786817713
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Memories Book Excerpt:

She ruined their lives. Now they’re going to destroy hers. ‘Someone is recreating every traumatic point in your life. They are doing this to make you suffer, to make you hurt and the only possible end game can be death. Your death.’ On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found chained to a radiator. The boy is dead but the girl is alive. For Detective Kim Stone every detail of the scene mirrors her own terrifying experience with her brother Mikey, when they lived in the same tower block thirty years ago. When the bodies of a middle-aged couple are discovered in a burnt-out car, Kim can’t ignore the chilling similarity to the death of Erica and Keith – the only loving parents Kim had ever known. Faced with a killer who is recreating traumatic events from her past, Kim must face the brutal truth that someone wants to hurt her in the worst way possible. Desperate to stay on the case, she is forced to work with profiler Alison Lowe who has been called in to observe and monitor Kim’s behaviour. Kim has spent years catching dangerous criminals and protecting the innocent. But with a killer firmly fixed on destroying Kim, can she solve this complex case and save her own life or will she become the final victim? The heart-stopping and totally addictive new crime thriller from multi-million copy number one bestseller Angela Marsons will have you completely hooked. Read what everyone is saying about Dead Memories: ‘The book I've been waiting for without even knowing that I was… A great starting point for anyone new to the series… I couldn't put the book down…It is completely addictive and easily my new favourite in this series, I have a feeling I've said that before, but what can I say Angela Marsons seems to outdo herself each and every time.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘As always, another brilliant book by Angela Marsons featuring Detective Kim Stone and her team… Fast-paced and dark it kept me gripped from the first page to the last. Utterly superb.’Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘The author writes to such a consistently high level. Yet again, gripping plot line, strong characters and a well-paced story that builds to a crescendo. If you haven't already tried this author do yourself a favour and start reading now.’ Worcester Source, 5 stars ‘Wow! Just wow.I knew I would be engrossed in this book so cleared my schedule today to read it cover to cover. I’m so glad I did!...’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Once again, she delivers a fast-paced, action-packed nail-biting roller coaster ride of a book… This is one series that just gets better with each book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Reading this instalment of Kim's life is like catching up with an old friend…Each book gives you some insight into her past… Angela gives to us yet another riveting, gritty, chilling insight into Kim's world… One scene in the book moved me to tears.’ booksbehindthetitle, 5 stars ‘I loved getting further into Kim’s psyche and learning more about her which only makes you like the character more. Bring on book eleven!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars I blooming love this series. I love Kim, her vulnerability and tenacity, I love the interaction and banter between the characters…., another cracking addition to an already brilliant and well established series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘The uber-sharp Kim Stone has to be one of the best detectives out there. A twisty, fast-paced plot stocked with red herrings.’ Bookpreneur, 5 stars ‘Angela Marsons is fast becoming one of the best crime fiction authors going. The Laughing Librarian, 5 stars

First Girl Gone

First Girl Gone
Author: L.T. Vargus,Tim McBain
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN: 1838888322
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Girl Gone Book Excerpt:

The girl’s chestnut hair sways gently in the shallow water, her skin is cold. Grains of sand decorate her beautiful white cheeks like freckles. First, she was taken from her family, and now it won’t be long before she’s taken by the tide… Kara Dawkins is missing. One minute she was sitting on a park bench, her coat wrapped around her against the biting cold. The next minute, she was gone. Her mother is beside herself with worry. Kara’s messy, poster-covered bedroom feels so empty without her lying across her bed with her headphones on, her feet tapping to the beat. Did she run away, or was she snatched? Does anyone know she’s been sneaking out at night, or about the secret hidden inside her jewellery box? But then another girl’s body washes up on the beach a few days later, in the exact spot where the last trace of Detective Charlie Winters’ missing sister was found years ago. It can’t be a coincidence, not in a town as small as this. By taking Kara, someone is re-opening the wounds of the past and setting a deadly trap. And unless Charlie steps forward to take the bait, many more innocent victims will follow… An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will leave you gasping for breath. Fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Lisa Regan will need to sleep with the lights on! Readers love First Girl Gone: ‘Stayed up far too late devouring this absolutely gripping and unputdownable crime thriller. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book. A definite five star read.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars ‘Leaves you on the edge of your seat until the wee hours of the morning. Kept me enthralled from cover to cover. Heart-stopping suspense.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A true page-turner… I was blind-sided by the reveal.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow… Suspenseful, engrossing… I want to read the next one please pretty please.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I was drawn in from the very first word… kept me hooked until I read its wonderful and satisfying ending. I completed it in one night.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Fantastic… clever twists and turns it certainly kept me totally absorbed from page one to the unexpected and surprising ending I certainly didn't see coming. Loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘The ending will shock you!... Wow! Brilliant! I loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Her Deadly Touch

Her Deadly Touch
Author: Lisa Regan
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2021-08-12
ISBN: 1800196326
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Deadly Touch Book Excerpt:

The woman is kneeling at a gravestone, her hair blowing in the breeze, a bunch of wilting yellow daffodils on the grass beside her. Her eyes are fixed on the ground and her mouth is parted in a silent prayer. But the wax dripping from her cold blue lips means it’s already too late to save her… On her first day back with the Denton PD after a major trauma, Detective Josie Quinn is on the hunt for a missing woman, Krystal Duncan, the mother of one of five children killed in a devastating school bus crash. Hours later, Josie finds Krystal’s body beside her daughter’s grave, her lips sealed together forever with wax. Forensics match the wax to one of the candles lit in memory of the sweet little souls who died, giving Josie her first lead to a support group made up of the parents who lost children in the crash. Painstakingly dissecting the lives of these grieving couples, it’s clear to Josie that each of them is hiding something about the day of the accident—but whose secret is worth killing for? The case takes an agonizing turn when the body of another young mother is found near the site of the bus crash. Someone connected to the accident is out for revenge. As the members of the support group are picked off one by one, every second counts for Josie to save the lives of these loving parents who have already suffered the loss of those they treasured most… An absolutely gripping and totally unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Be warned, this book will keep you up all night! Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. What readers are saying about Her Deadly Touch: “Absofrickenloutly amazing… fantastic start to finish… one of those books that you stay up way too late to read… pick up this book ASAP… be prepared to be hooked.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Love…love…loved this book… fantastic… kept me guessing till the end… I could keep gushing.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Brilliant… my goodness it’s a real belter of a read!… I just couldn’t put down… loved everything… not to be missed.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “An absolute winner!!… awesome, edge of your seat, mystery-filled ride.” Amy_bookish_life, 5 stars “Kept me turning those pages chapter after chapter… grabbing you in its claws and not letting go until you reach that final page… highly addicting, entertaining, twisted as well as heartfelt.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Nail-biting… had me burning the midnight oil!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars Everyone loves Lisa Regan: ‘I. Don’t. Know. How. She. Does. It… My heart pounded in my chest, my pulse raced, I shed some tears, and my hands shook… absolutely incredible.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Mind-blowingly brilliant!! I read it in a day… just blew me away!!… Worth 10 stars if possible. A must read.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘BUCKLE UP… never-ending twists and turns. You think you know what to expect… and then BAM she hits you with something so out of the blue that you can’t help but gasp.’ Katie Mettner Books, 5 stars ‘***CRACK*** Lisa Regan has knocked it out of the ballpark yet again, and I could not be happier!!!… I devoured this book… twists and turns galore in addition to a HUGE amount of emotion… Whew!… I LOVED IT!… I was glued to the pages from the very first page. She had me guessing, she had my heart pounding, she had me pleading “no, no, please no”… Read, read, read this book!’ Open Book Posts, 5 stars

Six Graves

Six Graves
Author: Angela Marsons
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2022-05-12
ISBN: 1838887385
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Graves Book Excerpt:

It’s a typical teenage bedroom with posters covering the walls and clothes littering the floor. But the girl lying on her bed, wearing a delicate chain around her neck, is lifeless. A circle of red stains her white vest top. How had the girl’s mother looked down at her sleeping child and pulled the trigger? When Detective Kim Stone rushes to the scene of a house fire, she’s shocked to discover it’s claimed the lives of two teenage children and their parents. But this tragedy is not quite as it seems. Each body is marked by a gunshot wound and the mother, Helen Daynes, is holding the gun. The case sparks painful childhood memories for Kim who suffered at the hands of her own abusive mother, but it just makes her more determined to uncover the truth. As Kim untangles Helen’s past, she finds a history of clinical depression. But did it drive Helen to murder her loved ones? Then Kim uncovers a tiny, vital clue in Helen’s bedroom that throws the investigation wide open. Could someone else have killed the Daynes family? Just as Kim feels she’s making progress, a deadly threat is made to her own life by a dangerous psychopath from her past. Biting back her fear, she keeps digging. And when Kim hits upon a shocking secret that changes everything she thought she knew about Helen, she realises that the remaining family members are in grave danger. Kim is under pressure like never before, and the monster circling her is getting ever closer. Four bodies already. Four graves fresh in the ground. Who will be next? Can Kim find the killer and save herself before it’s too late? An absolutely nail-biting mystery thriller that will have you gasping out loud. You won’t come up for air until you’ve reached the breathtaking final twist. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Mark Billingham and Robert Dugoni will love Six Graves. Read what everyone is saying about Six Graves: ‘OMG! OMG! OMG! Angela Marsons what on earth have you done to me?!… Just OMG! Wow! Speechless!... utterly amazing… had me on tenterhooks.’ Rachel's Random Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, wow, wow! Just inhaled this book in about 2 hours.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! My heart needs to rest now, this is an absolutely blood pumping ride that doesn’t stop!!… LOVED IT!!’ The Fiction Cafe Book Club, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Amazing series and a phenomenal book. Warning: If you start this book in the evening you will read all night because you won’t be able to stop… Oh My Heavens. This was an unputdownable book from the beginning. My heart was in my throat.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘From first page to last this had me totally gripped. It was like being on a rollercoaster of emotions. 5 stars are just not enough.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I defy anyone… to not feel goosebumps when you read THAT prologue! Angie Marsons then takes you on a rollercoaster journey that will batter your emotions and leave you feeling completely wrung out before you even reach THAT ending!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Heart pounding, nail biting… I’m sure my heart rate was abnormally high throughout reading this book!’ The Book Review Café, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Kept me up until midnight... my heart rate is slowly coming back down... wow, wow and wow!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!!! Wow!!!! Wow!!! This book is a total page turner and will keep you guessing with every page... BAM! The ending floored me.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh wow!!!... I couldn't put the book down until I'd finished it in a day… the most dramatic ending I've ever read, this book deserves more than 5 stars!!!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stolen Ones

Stolen Ones
Author: Angela Marsons
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2021-11-11
ISBN: 1838887369
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stolen Ones Book Excerpt:

Kim felt sickness sweep over her as she watched little Grace dust off her dirty hands. Blonde curls tumbled around her face. Then, Grace disappeared into the crowd. Kim wanted to pause the recording, run outside and grab her to stop what was about to happen. One August afternoon, eight-year-old Grace Lennard skips into the garden of the childcare centre she attends and vanishes into thin air. Rushing to the scene of Grace’s disappearance, Detective Kim Stone finds a chilling piece of evidence: the engraved heart bracelet belonging to Melody Jones – the little girl who was taken from a playground exactly twenty-five years ago. Hours before, Steven Harte had walked into Halesowen police station and confessed to having information that would lead Kim to Melody. And he told Kim she’d have a more urgent problem to deal with first. Now Kim must play Steven’s twisted game if she’s to find Grace alive. With only twenty-four hours to make every second of Steven’s interrogation count, and scan his behaviour for hidden clues, Kim and her team soon link Steven to the abduction of several vulnerable girls – two were kept for a year and then released, unharmed – but where are Melody and the others? Then small bones are discovered in the grounds of a local park, and Kim fears the worst. Kim may think she’s close to convicting a killer, but the case has got even more complex. A chilling figure from Kim’s past is about to reveal a shocking secret that will hit her where it hurts the most. Can Kim put aside her own demons, save Grace and the other missing girls before more innocent lives are lost? An edge-of-your-seat thriller that will leave your heart in your mouth. You will be totally hooked on the utterly addictive, number one, multi-million-copy bestselling Detective Kim Stone series. Read what everyone is saying about Stolen Ones: ‘OMG what a page turner. Heartbreaking, chilling and utterly compulsive… Hooked from the first to the last page, constantly holding my breath… another explosive addition to this gripping and very addictive series.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMFG… Nail biting, thrilling, and riveting the author has pulled out all the stops…deliciously satisfying.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow… a cracker of a book… I just loved this… was hooked right from the start… there was everything I loved in this brilliant book... had me totally immersed.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Incredible. I knew I would be hooked but this exceeded my expectations… had me shaking my head and saying WTF… Absolutely loved every moment of this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow - what a brilliant page turner this had me hooked from the first chapter and kept me invested throughout… gripping.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gripped me so deeply… I am 100% addicted… read within 24 hours. Kim Stone is my idol… Totally compelling, addictive.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG where on earth am I meant to be able to start with this…This book was everything I wanted it to be and more.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Had me devouring this story long into the night… brilliant… I was completely hooked… the best Kim Stone book I've read.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely loved this… pulls you in straight away and doesn't let you go until the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Genius… utterly compelling… will have you gripped to the end… comes with the mother of all twists!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved loved loved it!… I could not put this down.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I’ve not spoken to my husband in 3 days as this was far more important. As always, this lived up to all expectations… It’s all there. And perfect. Clear your diary. Just sit and enjoy’. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Woo hoo!... superb… brilliant’ mandylovestoread, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

LEFT FOR DEAD an Absolutely Addictive Crime Thriller with a Huge Twist

LEFT FOR DEAD an Absolutely Addictive Crime Thriller with a Huge Twist
Author: Deborah Lucy
Publsiher: DI Temple
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN: 9781804053218
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEFT FOR DEAD an Absolutely Addictive Crime Thriller with a Huge Twist Book Excerpt:

When he was seven years old, Detective Inspector Temple found his mother murdered. Since then, he's been a man on a mission to find her killer. It's what drove him to join the police. Now, finally, he has a chance to discover the truth.An elderly man is savagely beaten in his own home. His attackers show no mercy. Left for dead, the World War II veteran crawls to the phone to call for help . . .Eighteen months later, Guy Newland is summoned to a meeting in a hotel in Egypt. He's told his DNA has been found, linking him to a historic crime. Newland knew this day would come. He's been plagued by a woman's face in his nightmares for the past thirty-five years.Four months later, two young men are found in a car in the woods, each with a gunshot wound to the head.DI Temple must pull the threads together and find out what links these shocking crimes. And will he finally find out the truth about his mother?

Break the Silence

Break the Silence
Author: D.K. Hood
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN: 178681899X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Break the Silence Book Excerpt:

Her head throbbed as she stumbled up the stairs. Music vibrating and the sound of partygoers fill her head as she walks into one of the dark, empty rooms. As she sits on the bed, she hears the unmistakable sound of the door locking behind her. She is not alone. The body of college student Chrissie Lowe lies curled into a ball – long red cuts along her arms suggesting how she had met her death. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate. Purplish bruising on Chrissie’s upper arms and thighs make Jenna believe there is more to Chrissie’s death than others suspected, and she soon finds herself following the trail of the student’s last few moments, leading her to the scene of a party that had ended just hours before Chrissie’s body was found. When Jenna hears reports that Chrissie was seen going into the bedroom of a college football star, she knows that finding out what went on behind that closed door could be the key to finding out how Chrissie ended up dead. But then another partygoer dies in an apparent accident at the campus gym just hours later, and Jenna is convinced the deaths are connected. Facing a wall of silence from the student population, Jenna has to act fast to find the killer, but soon another student is found dead on the campus. As Jenna sends in one of her deputies undercover, she prays that she hasn’t just sealed his fate. Can she find the killer before any more lives are taken? Fans of Lisa Regan, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott will love this totally gripping page-turner from bestselling crime author D.K. Hood. You won’t be able to put it down! What readers are saying about Break the Silence: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow. Wow. Wow. D.K. Hood has nailed it again… I just can’t get enough of this series.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely love this author and series… Excellent read.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG…. I literally devoured this book and it had me at the edge of my seat the whole time. It gripped from the outset.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh Lordy, what a cracking read!... The main plot is excellent with lots of twists and turns and I didn’t for a moment see who was committing the murders.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘D.K. Hood has done it again. Absolutely brilliant!!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down – 5 stars from me! I absolutely love this series.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is the best of the series so far… so well written that I had no clue who it was and was shocked by the reveal.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘It will grab you from the turn of the first page and won’t release you until the very last. Strap in and get ready for the ride, it’ll be one rollercoaster you will not want to get off!!!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Amazing book! Held my attention from the start to the very end. Plenty of suspense, twists and turns.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely love this series. You are brought in several different directions before a cracking end.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a cracking book this is.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is my favourite series featuring American Police Officers… A brilliant read.’ Nigel Adams Book Worm ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Black Rock Falls is not for the faint hearted!... I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys curling up with a very good crime story.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant. A very cleverly written thriller that I read in one sitting.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG another page-turner… The tension and suspense had me stuck to my seat… Another must-read in this addictive and fantastic series.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Very well written… The author has you guessing until the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer

Play Dead

Play Dead
Author: Angela Marsons
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN: 1786810077
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Dead Book Excerpt:

The dead don’t tell secrets… unless you listen. The girl’s smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess. Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A ‘body farm’ investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It’s clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work – but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next? As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer’s secrets – but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim? The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons. Watch out for more from Detective Kim Stone A detective hiding dark secrets, Kim Stone will stop at nothing to protect the innocent. Silent Scream is the first book in the series. What readers are saying about Play Dead ‘I read this book in one sitting, yes it really was that good … the perfect crime thriller, well plotted, great characters, suspense … and the most deviant and chilling serial killer… Utterly gripping and it's certainly going to be in my top reads of 2016… 5 stars out of 5 plus a glass of wine (to steady my nerves, after reading such a heart-pounding crime thriller).’ The Book Review Café ‘Wow, wow, wow, I absolutely freaking loved it and without a shadow of doubt this is the best one yet… with this one being more gritty and tense. You crime book fans are seriously going to love it. If you haven't read any yet this can be read as a standalone although I would advise reading the series. It's too good not to miss... I cannot recommend this book enough it's flippin fantastic or like they say in the Black Country Supa' smashin' great read!’ Chelle’s Book Reviews ‘Hooks you and reels you in… Life gets put on hold until you've finished the latest offering in her AMAZING Kim Stone series… utterly fantastic.’ Reading Room with a View ‘Wow. Give me a minute while I catch my breath, because I've just finished the latest Angela Marson's book… Ingest it by any means, just make sure you do. It is a riveting, blood-tingling, pulse pounding read that will take you on the journey that will play on your mind long after you've finished reading.’ Caroline-Writes ‘This may well be the best thriller I have ever read. I could hardly breathe with the suspense and it was definitely a hardship to wrench myself away from the action.’ Redheaded Bookworm ‘I defy anyone to turn away from the page. I was glued to this book…a truly gripping and, at times, terrifying story.’ Book Addict Shaun ‘The best book I've read all year so far… Dark, intense, spine-tingling and absolutely perfect.’ The Bookshelf Blog ‘A thrilling, tense and nail biting read.’ Best Crime Books & More ‘Wow, I didn't think Angela Marsons DI Kim Stone series could get any better, but this one really has blown me away! Fast paced and tension filled, I loved every second of this rollercoaster of a ride. How soon can the next one be released? A highly recommended 5 star read.’ Cal Turner Reviews ‘Play Dead is fast-paced, has a complex mystery, and great, well-developed characters. I did not want to put it down (so I just kept reading).’ Bibliophile and avid reader

The Safe Place

The Safe Place
Author: L.A. Larkin
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 180019708X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Safe Place Book Excerpt:

Her heart pounds at the sound of footsteps outside her small cabin in the woods. The snap of a twig tells her someone is close by. As she treads lightly towards the back door, she says a silent prayer—don’t let him find me… Everyone in Eagle Falls knows Jessie Lewis. Ever since she reported her boyfriend, fire chief and local hero, for beating her, she’s been an outcast from the small town. But when someone sets fire to a house in the woods, killing the entire Troyer family in their beds, the locals turn on her once again. And when rumors circulate about her very public argument with Paul Troyer, they take it as proof that she killed them. Devastated that anyone could think her capable of such an atrocity, Jessie knows that if people don’t believe she’s innocent, more lives will be in danger. She turns to Ruth: new in town, and an ex-FBI agent, Ruth could be the exact person Jessie needs to smoke out the killer. But can she trust her with her life? Days later, another house linked to Jessie is set ablaze. Falling to her knees in the scorched remains, Jessie finds something buried in the ash which she immediately recognizes. The murders must be linked to the death of someone very close to her, and, terrified, she realizes the killer is coming for her… As local wildfires take hold of Eagle Falls and the town is evacuated, Jessie drives at high speed toward the fires, knowing she must put herself in unthinkable danger in order to catch the killer. When she finally faces the person who wants her dead, will she have the strength to take them down first? From USA Today bestselling crime author L.A. Larkin, The Safe Place is a thrilling rollercoaster ride for fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Regan and Kendra Elliot. You will not be able to put this down! What readers are saying about The Safe Place: “Absolutely brilliant… From the first page I was propelled to the edge of my seat… Utterly breath-taking… I was up all night because I wanted to keep turning the pages… Totally wow!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “I was on the edge of my seat throughout this book!… I was yelling at my device! Lol, this book had it all… Definitely a nail-biter. Loved it!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Will have your heart racing with every page… Completely sucks you in! … Absolutely addictive. A thrilling, heart-pounding wild ride!” @oh.happy.reading, 5 stars “Grips you from the start and keeps you hanging on till the end. This is a rapid-paced, compelling story.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “Wild fires, action, murders, oh my!... Get ready for non-stop action! You will be holding your breath and also gasping out loud!” @lindzanne1_bookworm, 5 stars “An amazing thriller.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “From the very first page, right until the last, The Safe Place will have you hooked. It is non-stop action and I finished it in a day. An absolute page-turner.” @mandylovestoread What readers are saying about L.A. Larkin: “WOW… Just wow, OMG… I found myself on the edge of my seat and I’m certain that if I was in the habit of biting my nails, I wouldn’t have any left… Worth far more than five stars.” Nicki’s Life of Crime, 5 stars “I couldn’t put this one down! I don’t know where to begin with this thriller thrill ride… Twists and turns and surprises to keep you on the edge of your seat.” Problematic Pug, 5 stars “Wow!… What a story! I think my heart pounded out of my chest!… What a heart-pounding, suspense-filled book.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Their Silent Graves

Their Silent Graves
Author: Carla Kovach
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN: 1838888659
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Their Silent Graves Book Excerpt:

Some lies won’t stay buried forever… Cherie sees the anger on her husband’s face. She’s late home from work. Again. He’s always like this when she doesn’t call, and she’s scared he wouldn’t believe her even if she could tell him the truth. ‘I called in to see Mum on the way home.’ Cherie didn’t visit her mum, but she can’t say where she’s been. It’s a secret that, if told, could ruin the lives of everyone around her. But recently somebody has started sending her messages. Somebody knows what Cherie has done and they’re ready to tell. When a body of a young man, connected to Cherie’s past, is found in a shallow grave in a nearby woodland, she is certain the killer is sending her a message. And when her closest school friend then goes missing, her worst fears are realised. Someone wants revenge and they’re going to do everything they can to get it. If you like Angela Marsons, Cara Hunter and Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love this heart-racing thriller from bestselling author, Carla Kovach. With gripping suspense and a twist you won’t see coming, Their Silent Graves will have you hooked from page one. What readers are saying about Their Silent Graves: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved this creepy, crazy book! So many dark twists and turns! I couldn’t put it down.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW, what a great thriller this was! I can't really put into words how good this book was… Amazing… fantastic.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW! Suspense off the charts… Kept me reading through the night.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved this creepy crazy book!! So many dark twists and turns! I could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Ding, ding, ding! Another winner in the DI Gina Harte series… Once you start reading, you don’t want to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘So gripping, you are flying through the pages!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘RECOMMEND!!!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was kept on the edge of my seat with each gruesome murder!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gripping and fast-paced, never a dull moment… I legit did not want to put it down… The ending is so satisfying and perfect, and I was not able to guess it at all. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A book that hooks you from the start.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, this one had a creepy vibe that just did not give up… Once I start, I just cannot put down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Clever, complex and unique… I enjoyed each word.’ Sam’s Common Scents ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I'm always excited with the prospect of a new Carla Kovach book, and this certainly proved to be worth waiting for… brilliant.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Creepy, full of mystery and twists and with plenty of weird and wonderful suspects along the way. I loved this novel and would definitely recommend. NetGalley reviewer ‘I was glued to my Kindle until I finished it.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another fantastic book in the series.’ Hampshire Book Lover

Her Pretty Bones

Her Pretty Bones
Author: Carla Kovach
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN: 1786816660
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Pretty Bones Book Excerpt:

THE UNPUTDOWNABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE NEXT GIRL What if your child went missing... and everyone thought it was your fault? Julia Dawson’s daughter is gone. She knows everyone thinks Christina is dead; that people say Christina ran away to escape her controlling mother. But Christina would never do that, and Julia will never give up on finding her. Christina was a difficult child. Short tempered and secretive, she didn’t get on with her new step-father. What Julia remembers most is the sun on her daughter’s shocking red hair, and the sound of laughter as she would talk for hours on the phone with her friends. So when the broken body of a young girl is found and Julia is called in to identify her, she knows it isn’t her daughter. But the girl is just like Christina, with the same pale skin and brilliant red hair. Did this girl share a secret with Christina? If Julia finds out, could she get her daughter back? AN ABSOLUTELY HEART-STOPPING CRIME THRILLER FROM CARLA KOVACH – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, Her Pretty Bones will have you hooked. **Each Gina Harte book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone** What readers are saying about Her Pretty Bones: ‘Wow, Wow, Wow, what a thrill of a read… Fabulous author, outstanding characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing till the bitter end. Outstanding!!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Oh wow. Put some time away for this book. It has all the ingredients for a terrific psychological thriller… Loved the unpredictable ending. Read it today!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Absolutely stunning book. I loved it… Had some wow moments where I held my breath for a second. And that ending was just fabulous. A really great book that deserves five stars!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars ‘I swear Carla Kovach's books just keep getting better! Her Pretty Bones is such a whirlwind of a story, it keeps you captivated and guessing until the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Whoop whoop… to say I was absolutely thrilled to see the next instalment of the Gina Harte series is an understatement… I am hooked on this series… you really need to put Carla Kovach on your list, you won’t be disappointed!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Another Gina Harte winner!... HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Every bit as exciting and heart-stopping as the previous books… has you on the edge of your seat as the suspense makes it impossible to put the book down.’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures, 5 stars ‘One of the best fictional cops on the shelves at the moment.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars ‘Loved it from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Every single book has such a different great storyline that keeps you so captivated that you’re up all night reading!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Suspense, mystery and many twists. You can’t predict what’s coming next and this is sooooo important in a book like this. Loved it!’ Kiss the Reader, 5 stars ‘Another great book… I loved a good series and this one is full of great characters and an author who knows how to write a good story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Excellent… A twisted ending I didn’t coming. I finished it in a day.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Girl on the Run

Girl on the Run
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Publsiher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2022-04-06
ISBN: 1989706738
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl on the Run Book Excerpt:

***Hélène Joy (Durham County, Murdoch Mysteries) to star as Detective Madison Knight in the series adaptation currently being developed by Muse Entertainment and Pop Fiction.*** College student Courtney Middleton disappeared fifteen years ago. Everyone presumed she was dead… Detective Madison Knight shows up at the local train station in the aftermath of a fatal shooting, and finds two women killed on scene. One was expecting her first child. The other was a wife and mother of two children and has Madison seeing a ghost from her past. She’s convinced the woman is her missing college friend, but why would she change her identity? And where has she been all this time? There’s no lead on the gunman, but eyewitnesses tell of a mysterious young woman who may have triggered him. There’s no sign of her either—or another man who is said to watch over her all the time. As the investigation continues, a drug-trafficking ring is exposed with connections to the Russian Mafia. The girl is one of their runners, and the man shadowing her is one of their handlers. When he’s found murdered in his apartment, shot with bullets of the same caliber used in the train station shooting, Madison knows the Russians will retaliate. She also realizes the women weren’t killed in some random incident. As Madison works to figure out that piece of the puzzle, she’ll need to stay one step ahead of the mob to beat them to the elusive gunman and the girl. But when saving them puts her life and that of a loved one in danger, Madison finds out too late that the cost for justice comes at too high a price. An absolutely gripping and addictive crime thriller. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan, and Rachel Caine. Readers love Madison Knight: “I loved Detective Madison Knight’s character…totally badass and goes in guns blazing!” –Irish Daisy Loves Romance “Madison Knight is a true renaissance woman—sharp, talented, and unbeatable.”–K.J. Howe, bestselling author of Skyjack “Madison is particularly headstrong and gung ho, and this makes for exciting fiction…” –Literary Flits “Madison Knight is a tough detective, who will let nothing stand in her way to find the guilty.” –The Reading Café “Madison Knight is an intriguing protagonist. She’s independent, strong, capable, intelligent, and overall, a very realistic character.” –I Heart Reading “Madison’s character is extremely well-written and realistic. She encompasses what all women should strive to become—an independent thinker, strong-willed, dedicated, and hardworking.” –Lynchberg Mama

Cry for Mercy

Cry for Mercy
Author: Karen Long
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-11-16
ISBN: 1800192592
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cry for Mercy Book Excerpt:

“OMG what an opening. Talk about being hooked… The words ‘OH WOW’ left my mouth when I realized I had finished it!… This is a must read for all crime fans… 5 massive stars.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The girl’s eyes were open, her gaze softened with a milky hue. Her perfect skin and halo of blonde hair made her look angelic. It was a brutal contrast to the rope suspending her from the high-vaulted ceiling, and the bruises that had blossomed on her arms. Eleanor reached forward then caught herself. This woman was past saving. When a beautiful young woman is found murdered in a derelict power station, Detective Inspector Eleanor Raven hurries to the scene. The girl’s body has been ritualistically posed, with cherry-red lipstick painted across her mouth. And when she catches sight of the engagement ring crusted with blood on her delicate finger, Eleanor pushes back on the grief it provokes. Lydia Greystein had so much to live for. The only way Eleanor can help now is to find the killer responsible, and she and her team immediately set to work. As Eleanor and the team work together to unpick the killer’s motivations, another woman is found, bound and posed in the same ceremonial stance. Suddenly, Eleanor’s case becomes more twisted and urgent than ever. Just when they think they’ve hit a dead end, Eleanor finds a link between the victims and a cold case—an unsolved death with a connection to her own hidden life outside work. To follow the clues now risks bringing her secrets into the open. But as Eleanor begins to understand the killer, he starts to understand her too. Eleanor must solve this case before more women are taken. Could the secrets she keeps from those closest to her be the final clue to break open this case… or will they ultimately cost Eleanor her life? A fast-paced, tense and completely gripping mystery thriller that will keep you hooked until the final page. Karen Long will be the newest favourite crime author for fans of Lisa Regan, Angela Marsons and Robert Dugoni. Cry for Mercy was previously published as The Safe Word. Readers love Cry for Mercy: “I absolutely loved it… OMG what an opening. Talk about being hooked… The words ‘OH WOW’ left my mouth when I realized I had finished it! That’s how much I enjoyed it. This is a must read for all crime fans it ticked all the boxes for me. I highly recommend this book giving it 5 massive stars.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Excellent!!!… Fantastic read!!! Do yourself a favour… read it… NOW!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved, loved, loved this book.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book had me gripped with suspense from page one. I couldn’t put this book down. Such a perfect serial killer thriller. Fantastically written.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “One of the most gripping books I have read… From the off the action was fast-paced and exciting… I cannot recommend it enough.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I stayed up well into the early hours of the morning to finish this… Just outstanding.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Absolutely brilliant I could not put it down.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Without a doubt, one of the best crime books I have read all year!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Couldn’t put the book down… kept you guessing in the action all the way to the end.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I don’t give out 5-star reviews lightly… I’m so glad I stumbled across this gem.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Unputdownable… Eleanor Raven is an amazing female character.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book is a one-sitting read. You will think you have it figured out in chapter one but do you? You will be sucked in.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Eleanor Raven is quite easily one of my favourite female characters this year… Gritty, suspenseful and captivating.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Excellent thriller… Eleanor Raven is not your average detective by any stretch of the imagination!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

After Everything You Did

After Everything You Did
Author: Stephanie Sowden
Publsiher: Canelo
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2022-04-07
ISBN: 1800327706
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Everything You Did Book Excerpt:

‘An incredible debut’ MEL SHERRATT She is wanted by the FBI.She is a stone-cold killer.She remembers nothing. She is told her name is Reeta Doe, and that she’s been in an accident. That she’s in Florida. That the FBI have been following her since Mississippi. That she has brutally murdered two women. College girls, who look just like her. Two more are missing, and one survived. Reeta recalls nothing. She cannot answer their questions; all the things they want her to explain are no more familiar to her than the prison she is taken to. Her only hope is a journalist named Carol, who can follow the trail of devastation Reeta left in her wake. All the way back to Pine Ranch, and the only family she ever knew. An astonishing debut crime novel, exploring identity and nature versus nurture, with an unforgettable character at its heart. Perfect for fans of Girl A and The Girls. Praise for After Everything You Did ‘What an incredible debut. A story with characters that really got under my skin, told with compassion and intrigue. I was outraged, fascinated and heartbroken at the same time.’ Mel Sherratt, author of The Life She Wants ‘Richly detailed and atmospheric, the carefully woven strands quickly pulled me into Reeta’s story, towards an ending that was both chilling and heart-breaking. An exciting debut, I can’t wait to read what Stephanie Sowden does next.’ Louisa Scarr, author of Last Place You Look ‘Absorbing and horrifying – I was gripped from the first page’ Marion Todd, author of Next in Line ‘A powerful psychological thriller debut... Sowden pulls off a great twist towards the end of the book to tie all the diverse strands together, which does come as a major but welcome surprise. A most assured debut that grips like a vice and bodes well for Sowden’s future.’ Maxim Jakubowski, Crime Time ‘This savage, harrowing read will keep you on the edge of your seat.’ Woman’s Own ‘The perfect thriller. This book has an incredible story and the perfectly drawn main character makes it even better. I would highly recommend it, I really enjoyed the pacing and the ending.’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A wonderful suspense debut novel! ... I couldn’t put it down ... Hugely gripping, shocking and incredibly tense! This book made me feel real chills! The twists are incredible, and it’s quite scary how realistic the book feels, how it could happen.’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was such a good read, it had me gripped right from the beginning and kept me compelled to read it the whole way through, I read it in one sitting. It was tense, fast and suspenseful and full of unpredictability and twists. I loved it.’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘After Everything You Did is a gripping, emotional, powerful thriller. It is a book that I will continue to think about long after having finished it.’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Stephanie has done an incredible job in delivering not only a complex plot and well-rounded characters but presenting such an unexpected ending that it will be a strong after-effect that lingers long after you have finished the book. A 5 star read! I cannot wait to read more from this author.’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘After Everything You Did had me hooked on the very first page. I loved the premise and thought that the characters were well written... I am excited to see what she does next.’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Deadly Impulse

Deadly Impulse
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Publsiher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2015-10-29
ISBN: 1988353033
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deadly Impulse Book Excerpt:

***Hélène Joy (Durham County, Murdoch Mysteries) to star as Detective Madison Knight in the series adaptation currently being developed by Muse Entertainment and Pop Fiction.*** She sees his face all the time—eyes open, eyes closed, it doesn’t matter. When no one’s around, she lets herself sink into her fear. He came for her once; he could come for her again. When a sixty-eight-year-old woman is found dead outside the hospital in a wheelchair with an anti-abortion sign strapped to its back, Detective Madison Knight expects it to be an open-and-shut case. On the surface, there are no signs of foul play, but the deeper she digs, the suspicious death turns into a homicide. Just as the victim is identified as Faye Duncan, two more bodies turn up—Faye’s niece and a homeless man. Madison doesn’t buy that a serial killer is on the loose, despite the conviction with which her ex-fiancé and fellow detective try to convince their superior. She sees the vagrant as sadly nothing more than collateral damage in a much bigger picture—but what motive for murder could span generations? As Madison wades through all the secrets and lies, she uncovers some shocking and heartbreaking truths. She had trust issues before, but this investigation will remind her of the cost—sometimes fatal—of trusting the wrong person. Deadly Impulse is a fast-paced crime novel with twists and turns you’ll never see coming. Perfect for fans of police procedurals. Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like thousands of readers have done before you. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. Readers love Deadly Impulse: “A totally absorbing murder mystery.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Really enjoyed this book.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Good read with twist and turns.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved this book!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast read, great characters.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Maddeningly good read.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Be prepared for sleepless nights or nonproductive days.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The pace is fast, with enough plot twists to make the book hard to put down.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Would recommend it to my friends!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fantastically written with amazing attention to detail.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Will keep you guessing about the perpetrators to the very end!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I became a cheerleader for Madison and was right with her.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A hands-down winner for Carolyn Arnold. I loved it!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Lots of mystery and suspense all the way through.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Arnold does a fantastic job of writing mystery/thriller books that have you on the edge of your seat.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Silent Island

Silent Island
Author: Dana Perry
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 1800196563
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Island Book Excerpt:

Nancy Lavelle lies still on the floor. With her eyes looking towards her children’s rooms, her hands are clasped in prayer, as if the last thing she wished for was her children to be saved… When Detective Abby Pearce is called to the Beach House, a holiday home in the most affluent part of Martha’s Vineyard, she finds five bodies. An entire family has been killed in a frenzied attack… all except one. Fifteen-year-old Karin is the only survivor. Sitting in the house, surrounded by her family, she stares into the distance and doesn’t say a word. When Karin’s grandparents fly in to take her home, Abby’s investigation takes a shocking turn. Taking one look at the traumatised girl, they recoil—the girl curled up in a hospital bed isn’t their granddaughter. So who is she? And where is the real Karin Lavelle? Abby fears the missing girl is in serious danger, and with local residents worried that the killer is still on the island and the press questioning her every move, she’s under pressure to solve both crimes fast. But when she uncovers a link between Thomas Lavelle’s New York office and her previous job at the NYPD, she begins to fear that these brutal murders are a sign… and that she’s next. Can she find the killer before another life is taken, or is she walking into a trap? This fast-paced thriller is perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot and Mary Burton, but be warned—you won’t want to put it down! What readers are saying about Dana Perry: “WOW, WOW, WOW. I absolutely loved this book. It completely blew my mind and I have not been able to stop thinking about it since I finished reading it! I devoured this in one sitting… Magnificent.” Once Upon a Time Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved, loved this book. It totally blew my mind. From beginning to end it was a thrill ride. So chilling and tense… Outstanding!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Addicted to this book… As soon as I started to read, I just knew that I wouldn’t be able to put the book down… One hell of a rollercoaster ride.” Ginger Book Geek, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Brilliant… Gripping and addictive, it will pull you in from the first page… A must-read.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Kept me up well past my bedtime, I could not put it down.” Goodreads reviewer “So many thrilling twists and turns… Just could not put it down… Highly recommend.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Phenomenal… I did not want to put it down. I was blown away by this book... Brilliant.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I really loved it and had to finish it in one day!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I couldn’t put this down! I loved Abby’s character. She is fierce and unstoppable!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Little Bones

Little Bones
Author: Patricia Gibney
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-22
ISBN: 1800196164
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Bones Book Excerpt:

She lifted up her granddaughter from the cot, clutched her to her chest and, without looking at her beautiful daughter lying dead on the floor of her bedroom, ran from the house. Only when she was outside did she let a wail escape her lips, frightening the baby who joined in her screams. When Isabel Gallagher is found murdered on the floor of her baby’s nursery by her mother, it’s a gruelling case for Detective Lottie Parker. Isabel’s pyjamas have been ripped, her throat cut and an old-fashioned razor blade placed in her hand. As Lottie looks at the round blue eyes and perfect chubby cheeks of Isabel’s baby daughter, she can’t understand who would want to hurt this innocent family. That very same day she receives a call with devastating news. Another young mother, Joyce Breslin, has gone missing, and her four-year-old son Evan has been abducted from daycare. Lottie is sure that the missing mother and son are linked to Isabel’s death, and when she finds a bloody razor blade in their house, her worst fears are confirmed. Desperate to find little Evan, Lottie leaves no stone unturned as she delves into Isabel and Joyce’s pasts and when she realises the two women have been meeting in secret, she knows she must find out why. But when Joyce’s body is found in a murky pond and some little bones are found on a windy hillside, it feels as if this merciless killer will stop at nothing. The bones aren’t Evan’s but can they give Lottie the final clue to find the innocent child before more lives are taken? This absolutely gripping and unputdownable crime thriller from bestselling author Patricia Gibney will leave you gasping for breath. A perfect read for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. What everyone’s saying about Little Bones: ‘Wow ! Wow ! Wow ! Just Brilliant !!! This book is a REAL kick in the belly !! A disturbing and heartbreaking story that you won't soon forget ! Loved it and highly recommend !’Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Patricia Gibney’s books never disappoint and this one is a really gripping story. The suspense builds and builds until the shocking conclusion, I don't think I drew breath for the last couple of chapters.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Twisty and fast paced and had me guessing throughout…I found the story absolutely gripping. Highly recommend.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I couldn’t put it down. I finished it in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was gripped by this incredible book from the start. It was tense, suspenseful, darkly disturbing, creepy and at times heart-breaking, a really enjoyable read.’Fiction Vixen Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another brilliant book in the Lottie Parker series. I don’t know how Patricia does it but each book is just as amazing as the previous one in the series… I recommend this book and series 1000% you won’t be disappointed. Hope we don’t have to wait too long for the next book in the series.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow ladies and gentlemen! This is definitely one that shouldn't be missed! It’s an over-the-top adrenaline rush of a book. You know…the kind of book where it ramps up into one impossible situation on top of another and another and another…until you realize you haven’t actually been breathing for a page or two. A definite must read of 2021!’ Avid Reader, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Yet another fantastic read in this series. Lottie Parker, her family and team are the absolute stars in these books, but the plots are also fabulous. I love police procedurals and this series is amongst the best around.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stolen Daughters

Stolen Daughters
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 1800190190
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stolen Daughters Book Excerpt:

The girl looked so peaceful, she could have been asleep. Except her eyes were open, blankly reflecting the flickering flames spreading towards her… When firefighters discover the body of a teenage girl at an abandoned house, Detective Amanda Steele hurries to the scene. Dumfries, Virginia is a small town, yet no one seems to have any idea who the dead girl is until Amanda finds a dragonfly pin with the name Crystal engraved on it. Working tirelessly, Amanda traces the pin to Crystal Foster, a thirteen-year-old who disappeared three years ago from her wealthy parents’ home. Breaking the news to the distraught parents won’t be easy, but the loss of her own daughter still haunts Amanda, and she knows this will bring them closure. But when Amanda goes to see the Fosters, they do not recognize the girl. She isn’t Crystal. Before Amanda can react to this new development, she gets an urgent call. A fire has consumed another vacant house, and the remains of two more girls have been found. Who are these girls, and why are they being picked off? Amanda must stop this killer before the pattern continues, and the death toll climbs. When Amanda receives a taunting note from the killer, she realizes that she holds the missing piece of this puzzle. The victims are connected to Amanda’s past, to a case she can never forget, and which almost claimed her life. As she follows the clues to their deadly conclusion, can she save more innocent lives… even if it risks her own? An unputdownable, pulse-pounding mystery. Fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Regan and Robert Dugoni will be gripped. Readers love Carolyn Arnold: “OMG YES. This was an amazing book… I couldn’t put it down… Best book I read this year.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My heart is still beating fast! Wow!! By far, one of the best thrillers I’ve read in a long time!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I ended up devouring the entire book in just one sitting… I was completely pulled into this one and found myself completely unable to put this down.” Little Miss Book Lover 87 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If there was a way to give more than 5 stars, I would! This book is amazing!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a great book! I read it in one day and had so many twists and turns I never saw the ending coming!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow! Could not put this down. So many twists and surprises.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I LOVED this book… An engrossing page-turner and that ending, phew I didn't see that coming at all!!! Can’t wait for the next in the series.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I already can’t wait for the next one! This one pulls you in from the very beginning… The mystery is full of action and twists. I absolutely did not see that ending coming.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Compulsive, compelling and enthralling… I became completely riveted… Intrigue to compel you to read through the night.” Avid Reader’s Retreat ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fantastic book. It was exciting and thrilling and kept me reading late into the night.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Full of suspense. Once I started it was very hard to not finish the book. I absolutely loved the ending.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Gripping mystery—hooked me from the beginning.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Dead Girl Walking

Dead Girl Walking
Author: Roberta Gately
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 1800190263
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Girl Walking Book Excerpt:

I beg the young woman to breathe as I desperately try to save her life. I catch a glimpse of her face and it’s like looking in a mirror. We have the same chestnut hair, the same heart-shaped face. She is gripping rose petals, like she had been holding a bouquet. Wake up, please, you could be my sister… My mother disappeared when I was a child, and my father refused ever to speak about her. When I’m called to the scene of a crime and look into victim Ann Hart’s pretty face, it sends shivers up my spine. I’ve never met her before, but we could be related. Am I investigating the murder of my own little sister? I know I will never rest until I find the person who did this, but it seems that Ann’s killer is not done yet. First someone breaks into my apartment when I am asleep. And then he sends me a bouquet of blood-red roses just like the ones Ann was clutching… I’m leading the case, but am I also the next victim? Just when I think I’ve got a handle on Ann’s killer, he strikes again. I am standing in the freezing morgue as the white sheet is pulled back. It’s Bert Gibbons, my close friend and a local journalist who was investigating Ann’s death. I know it’s a warning: don’t come any closer or you’ll be next. Can I catch this deadly killer or am I just a dead girl walking? Readers are utterly hooked on Dead Girl Walking! “I absolutely devoured this book!… Completely been captivated… I need more. An addictive read which kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat… I absolutely cannot recommend this book highly enough.” Little Miss Book Lover 87 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow… It was brilliant! I was hooked from the very first page!… What a book!… I loved it. A rollercoaster read and will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A phenomenal novel!… Riveting… I didn’t want to stop reading and… finished it the same day. I really can’t form words to express how great this book was! Well done to Roberta Gately, you have a new fan!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My heart was racing, the tension building and the excitement exploding. I read this book in a day… I absolutely loved the writing style of this story and cannot wait to be reunited with Jessie Novak in her next adventure.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow what a fantastic book… An edge-of-the-seat thriller. It had a lot of twists and turns which made this book great… Great book.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A wicked and exciting thriller where no one could be trusted, with dangerous situations crossing boundaries between Jessie’s working and personal life. It was so good, and I can’t wait for book two!” Brianne’s Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved it!… One of my favorite reads of the year.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐