Gone a Gripping Crime Thriller Full of Suspense

Gone a Gripping Crime Thriller Full of Suspense
Author: T J Brearton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-05-09
ISBN: 9781911021551
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone a Gripping Crime Thriller Full of Suspense Book Excerpt:

A SUSPENSE THRILLER WITH AN ALMIGHTY TWIST IN THE TALE. How can a whole family disappear into thin air? An empty house on the edge of town . . . a teddy bear abandoned . . . a half drunk glass of wine . . . the TV left on and all the computer equipment gone. Where have Hutchinson Kemp and his wife and two children gone? Detective Rondeau is on the verge of cracking up as he pursues the trail of the film-maker and his family who have disappeared without a trace. Rondeau discovers disturbing evidence that big money and government might have something to do with the chilling crime but no one seems to believe him anymore. Ignoring his sceptical police colleagues, he puts his life at risk as he races to find the family in this twisting-turning crime thriller. You'll be gripped from start to heart-stopping finish in this untputdownable thriller from international best-selling author T.J. Brearton. If you like Jeffery Deaver, Linwood Barclay, Lisa Unger, Gillian Flynn, Rachel Abbott, or Mel Sherratt, you will enjoy this compelling new mystery novel. The book is set in Upstate New York, an area the author brings to life with compelling detail based on his local knowledge.

The Watcher

The Watcher
Author: Charlotte Barnes
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2020-04-06
ISBN: 1504069412
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Watcher Book Excerpt:

DI Melanie Watton is faced with trying to solve a case with no crime scene in this edge-of-your-seat thriller from the author of The Copycat. When DI Melanie Watton and her team are called in to investigate a video recording that surfaces in a local school, they realise that they have a complex case on their hands. When the recording is studied by the Medical Examiner, it becomes apparent the team are now faced with a gruesome recording of a murder. Over the course of several minutes, the killer administers drugs before suffocating a man on camera. With no known crime scene, the team have nothing more than the video evidence in front of them and face a challenge to identify both the victim and the killer. But when a suspect is discovered Melanie and her team are up against a killer who is more evil than anyone could have imagined . . . Praise for the novels of Charlotte Barnes “An addictive read . . . a really well written and enjoyable psychological thriller—highly recommended!!” —Donna’s Book Blog “Well written and smartly plotted with a fine array of characters and a thrilling story . . . Definitely an author to watch!” —Grace J Reviewerlady

The Cutter

The Cutter
Author: Charlotte Barnes
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN: 1504069420
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cutter Book Excerpt:

This is going to hurt . . . A killer is playing a deadly game and DI Melanie Watton must win if she wants to survive—from the author of The Watcher. When DI Melanie Watton is called in to investigate the brutal murder of a taxidermist, she and her team find themselves tracking a killer and a thief. With very few leads to go on, the trail goes cold, until one of the missing taxidermy projects finally appears planted at another crime scene. The killer continues to leave clues and messages behind and the team soon realise they are in danger. And when one of the projects from the original scene turns up at Melanie’s door, she knows she’s the target. As Melanie gets closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is getting closer to her with each step . . . Praise for the novels of Charlotte Barnes “An addictive read . . . a really well written and enjoyable psychological thriller—highly recommended!!” —Donna’s Book Blog “Well written and smartly plotted with a fine array of characters and a thrilling story . . . Definitely an author to watch!” —Grace J Reviewerlady

Watch Her Disappear

Watch Her Disappear
Author: Lisa Regan
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2022-04-12
ISBN: 1803143193
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Watch Her Disappear Book Excerpt:

The girl’s prom dress, the color of champagne, shimmers in the dying light. A corsage of wilting pink sweetheart roses decorates her wrist. She is perfectly still, lying on the ground like a delicate china doll, trapped forever in a sleep from which she will never wake… When a call comes in about a young girl found dead at a high school prom—her life drained away from a fatal stab wound—Detective Josie Quinn drops everything to attend the scene. Taking in the girl’s neatly braided hair, Josie feels a flicker of recognition. But no one comes forward to identify this innocent child, murdered on what should have been the happiest night of her life. Trawling missing persons files, Josie realizes where she has seen the girl before. Gemma Farmer disappeared a few months ago, shattering her family. But why would her body appear now, on her sixteenth birthday? Josie’s only clue is the five neat little cuts on Gemma’s pale arm. Days later, another missing girl shows up, tucked neatly into her bed on the morning of her birthday, her favourite teddy beside her, her skin as cold as ice—and the autopsy reveals scars on her arm matching Gemma’s. Her head spinning, Josie fears the marks are a serial killer’s twisted way of counting his victims. But where are the other girls he’s killed, and how many more could follow? The case takes a terrifying turn when a local teen goes missing just days before she turns sixteen. Clock ticking, Josie turns the town upside down in search of answers. But when her own chief comes forward with a missing piece in this devastating puzzle spanning decades, will it be enough to get inside the mind of the most unexpected and elusive killer she has ever encountered, or will another precious life be taken? An absolutely heart-stopping and totally unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. You will be up all night biting your nails and turning pages! Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. Everyone is talking about Watch Her Disappear: “Devoured in one sitting… Love, love, LOVE this series!!… Oh my gosh, I love these books!!…I LOVE this series!!” Tropicaldelusions, 5 stars “I literally finished this book in two days… I couldn't put it down! I absolutely love Josie and her team… You will be as addicted as I am!” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “My number one best read this year!… I could not put this down… stayed up all night to finish… I didn’t see the plot twists coming. I can’t rave enough about this book. Stop what you’re doing and go get this book. Prepare for a breakneck speed rollercoaster ride. Bonus star alert!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “WOW! Lisa Regan hits it out of the park again!!! Buckle up... and enjoy the ride!” Absolutereading, 5 stars “Kept me up late at night glued to the page… fabulous… a totally unputdownable read…Brilliant characters, amazing five-star plot and a superb read. What more would you want, I loved it and can’t wait for the next one in the series.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “I could not put this book down. Could. Not. Walk. Away… WOW… you better hold on or get whiplash.” Goodreads reviewer “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 “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

Find Her Alive

Find Her Alive
Author: Lisa Regan
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN: 1838882294
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Find Her Alive Book Excerpt:

Josie treads gently, careful not to disturb the pile of perfect white bones laid out in the grass by her feet. Her voice is little more than a whisper. “No! Not my sister…” Detective Josie Quinn hasn’t heard from her sister since Trinity stormed out of the house in the heat of an argument three weeks ago. So, when human remains are found at the remote hunting cabin where Trinity was last seen, Josie can only assume the worst. Gathering her team, Josie feels a surge of relief when the dental records match a different body – that of a missing single mother from a neighboring town. But now Josie’s is not the only broken family desperate for answers. Dusting the crime scene for prints, a name smudged into the side of a nearby car is the first in a trail of clues Trinity left for Josie. In need of a big story to save her journalism career, it seems Josie’s sister was attempting to make contact with a dangerous serial killer known for creating sculptures with his victim’s bones. And Trinity won’t stop until she’s found him, even if it means becoming his next masterpiece… Josie is certain there’s a critical clue in the ivory hair comb delivered to Trinity just days before she went missing. But as more bones surface, each set more likely to be Trinity’s than the last, time is running out to find her alive. Can Josie’s team trust her instincts in a case that is so deeply personal? Can she find her sister without putting other innocent lives in danger? An unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author that will have you sleeping with the light on. This gripping rollercoaster ride is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. Prepare to be totally hooked! Readers adore Find Her Alive: ‘AMAZING… Love this author. Love this series. Love this book… I was on the edge of my seat.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘You will find yourself addicted as soon as you read the first chapters, and with a lightning-fast pace and an abundance of action and plot twists you will find it very hard to stop reading… a true rollercoaster ride… really packs a punch. If you enjoy intense and fast detective thrillers, you should definitely meet Josie Quinn!’ It’s All About Books, 5 stars ‘Five she-knocked-it-out-of-the-ballpark stars!!! Another fantastic instalment to the Detective Josie Quinn Series… This book had it all - character development, mystery, suspense, drama… I was so enthralled… captivating, thought-provoking and well researched.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘So amazing... it was impossible to just put down… the way everything ties together is genius… you won't be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Hooked me from the first page… tight, fast-paced, perfectly paced, well-researched, highly explosive, and always leaves you turning 'just one more page’… a wild ride... a five star read from beginning to end!’ Katie Mettner, 5 stars ‘Get ready for a rollercoaster of a ride… A resounding 5 stars!!! Josie Quinn, I want you on my side always!!! The pages fly by… a spellbinding eerie read. Love it!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This whole series is AMAZING! This book was exceptional… GREAT! I have read every single one of these books in less than two days. Riveting and thrilling! Please never stop writing! Ever!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

You Were Always Mine

You Were Always Mine
Author: Sheila Bugler
Publsiher: Canelo
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2022-09-01
ISBN: 1800327315
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Were Always Mine Book Excerpt:

You can’t run from the truth... Cassie McNamara was found guilty of the murder of her husband, Paul Cavellini, but she has always protested her innocence. Upon her release, she hires local journalist, Dee Doran, to prove she was wrongfully convicted. Cassie and Paul’s young daughter, Grace, was adopted by Paul’s family. When eighteen-year-old Grace goes missing and her body is found, all eyes turn to Cassie as the prime suspect in her daughter’s death. Then, Cassie, just like Grace, disappears. Left behind to investigate, Dee must work to find the truth behind Grace and Paul's deaths, because someone is keeping secrets. They’ve killed before, they’ll do it again if they have to. A gripping crime thriller you won't be able to put down, perfect for fans of Alex Marwood and Fiona Barton.

Ties That Bind

Ties That Bind
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Publsiher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2011-05-25
ISBN: 1988064813
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ties That Bind Book Excerpt:

Grab a badge and a gun and strap in for an absolutely gripping ride that’s “full of suspense from the beginning to the end…” (Readers Abode) She could feel him watching her… Though every time she turned to look, there was no one there. The rest of the world thought she was going crazy—until it was too late. When Laura Saunders is found strangled in her home with a man’s necktie, Detective Madison Knight is assigned the case. Her sergeant at the Stiles Police Department wants her to conclude it was an isolated incident and move on with the investigation, but Madison’s not the type to cave under pressure. Madison is haunted by certain inexplicable clues at the crime scene, including the presence of a mysterious photograph. She believes the picture may somehow tie into the murder, but before she can dig into it, another woman’s body is discovered in a local park. Heather Nguyen was also murdered with the same brand of necktie that had been used on Laura. On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be anything beyond the way they were killed that connects the women. But as Madison delves into the lives of the victims, she unravels a web of deceit and betrayal and lays bare decades of deadly family secrets. Edging closer to the truth, Madison’s quite sure at least one more woman is slated to die. But can Madison piece all the clues together in time to save her? A gripping crime thriller full of heart-pounding twists. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, J.D. Robb, and Lisa Regan. The Detective Madison Knight Series is currently optioned and under development by Muse Entertainment and Pop Fiction. Readers love Ties That Bind: “Arnold has written one of the best female cops that I’ve ever read… Madison is just one of those characters that will stay with you.” –Harlie’s Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A good detective story with lots of twists and turns and an unexpected ending.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is one heck of a mystery!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Brace yourself for the ending! I didn't see that one coming.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved Madison Knight and her sassy dialogue.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I found myself unable to stop reading this book.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A must-read for the mystery fan.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So many twists and turns I never saw the ending coming!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A solid police procedure mystery.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you like true suspense, this is a book to read.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Like watching an award-winning police drama in my mind.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Intriguing, suspenseful, and full of surprises!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Well-written and researched on police procedures.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It was very difficult to set this book aside to do something else.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “From the moment I began reading this book, I was hooked.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Before You Were Gone

Before You Were Gone
Author: Sheila Bugler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-09-12
ISBN: 9781804361818
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before You Were Gone Book Excerpt:

One Dark Night

One Dark Night
Author: Tom Bale
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN: 1786817047
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Dark Night Book Excerpt:

Driving home after a day in the countryside with his wife, Katy, and their two kids, doting father Adam Parr gets cut up by a speeding silver car, nearly causing him to crash. Shocked and upset that his kids could have been killed, he pulls over… That’s when he sees a struggling woman in the back seat of the silver car, her eyes pleading for help, and he knows his family are in terrible danger. In the blink of an eye, the Parr’s ordinary lives are plunged into an unimaginable nightmare. With nowhere to run, and the whole family at risk, does Adam have what it takes to lead his loved ones to safety? A gripping and addictive thriller with plenty of twists. If you love Harlan Coben, James Patterson or Robert Dugoni, you’ll be completely hooked. What readers are saying about One Dark Night: ‘Wow!! This book is incredible. I did not know what to expect from one page to the next. My kindle couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Needless to say, I read this book in one sitting. The "need to know" was greater than the need for sleep. And it was so worth it. This is a book that needs to be on your must read list.’ Sue Blanchard, 5 stars ‘Abandon everything else because it is impossible to put down! Trust me, I read for 6 hours straight, kidding myself, just one more chapter, until it was suddenly 5am!!!! Tom Bale really does know how to reel you in!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Grips you from the get-go and you don’t want to let go until the end!!!... Hold onto your hats, you’re in for one hell of a ride.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘An incredible, unable to put down novel! I read this in one day because I just couldn’t stop!… So many twist and turns that I was in shock! The ending was my favourite by far!’ Buried in a Book, 5 stars ‘Sit down, buckle up, and get ready for one heck of an adrenaline rush! This book starts off fast and never really lets up. From the opening event to the wrap-up, I was enthralled and couldn’t read fast enough.’ Fireflies and Free Kicks, 5 stars ‘A non-stop, all action thriller of a read… nail-biting… The action just kept coming and coming it was really gripping. A fantastic plot and amazing set of characters to keep you hooked from page one and not let go till the last page… It’s a belter of a novel!!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Starts off with a bang and it really sucked me in immediately… had me on the edge of my seat and I read it in the space of a couple of days. If you like fast paced, adrenaline fuelled thrillers then this is definitely the book for you.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Really enjoyed… a gripping thriller that never once loses pace or addictive quality… heart-stopping… a fast paced action thriller… Terrific storytelling. Recommended.’ Liz Loves Books ‘A non-stop tension fuelled, fast paced story with plenty of action… an atmospheric thriller, full of suspense, twists and surprises!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Highly recommend this must read thriller! I couldn't put it down until I knew how it ended (read as: another late night staying up to finish a book)… I can promise, I will be purchasing more of Tom Bale's thrillers.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Buried Deep

Buried Deep
Author: Susan Wilkins
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-04-06
ISBN: 183888517X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buried Deep Book Excerpt:

‘Compulsive and thoroughly captivating… I found myself unable to tear myself away and as a consequence read it all in a single tense sitting… bags of suspense and action wrapped up in a thrillingly plotted story’ Reader’s Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ On the first day in her new job, Detective Megan Thomas is called to a murder. The body lies deep in an underground bunker, in the middle of beautiful countryside. The two women in the nearest house claim to have no idea who it could be or who could have put it there. So why are they so nervous? And why does Noah, the young child living there, talk about a visitor he’s meant to keep secret? Megan is determined to solve the case. She’s moved to Devon for a fresh start, after years spent undercover. But when she looks at the victim, it triggers a panic attack. As her heart races and her breathing stalls, she’s forced to ask whether she can return to life in a regular crime unit. Her memories are too powerful to be buried, maybe too powerful to let her do her job. But the need to find justice for the unnamed victim still drives her. When another body is found on the stretch of beach where she swims every day, Megan realises that she is up against a truly vicious killer. Then Noah goes missing, and Megan finds herself in a race against time to save an innocent life. She won’t rest until she finds answers – no matter what it might cost her. A completely gripping new series from bestselling author Susan Wilkins, introducing the tough and determined Detective Megan Thomas. For fans of Ann Cleeves, LJ Ross and Mari Hannah, this will keep you hooked from the first page to the last. What readers are saying about Buried Deep: ‘My favourite read of 2020… I was engaged from the very first chapter… Brilliant’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Extremely compulsive… my attention didn’t waver for a second and I read it in one sitting… keeps the interest and tension going with timely reveals, unexpected developments and a clever plot’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved the book and was gripped straight from the off. Susan’s a great writer, building up the tension nicely and giving a thumping action-packed ending that really delivers.’ Jessie Keane, author of The Knock ‘Addictive, gripping, twisty… how this story unfolds is just brilliant’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Thrilling… will have you gripped and enthralled right from the beginning… an addictive read’ Once Upon A Time Book Blog ‘One of the best… compelling… I loved this book.’ Nigeladamsbookworm, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved Buried Deep… a gripping plot that had me frantically flipping pages… If you haven't yet read this, you need to. An excellent start to a series that promises to be brilliant.’ Sandy’s Book A Day ‘Loved this… if you like Vera you will love this book. Brilliant’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant… had me hooked from the beginning’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant book in my opinion! I want to read more and dive into Megan's past… She fascinates me. 5 stars.’ B for Bookreview, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A terrific start to what promises to be an excellent new police procedural series’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gripping… twists and turns and plenty of suspicious characters… Looking forward to reading more’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘A suspenseful fast paced thriller’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Murders, intricate plot, red herrings and twisted reveals… I knew I had a winner in my hands’ Shalini’s Books & Reviews ‘Full of action and suspense… hard to put down. Couldn't wait to find out what happened… Amazing.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

One Child Alive

One Child Alive
Author: Ellery Kane
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2021-06-23
ISBN: 1838888632
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Child Alive Book Excerpt:

One, two, three. She counts the bodies dragged from the burning beach house, smoke rising from their cotton pajamas, and remembers a fourth; red hair, freckles, clinging to his mother’s legs, begging to watch the fireworks a while longer. “Where’s the little boy?” she whispers… In the ashes of the Fox family’s seafront vacation home, Olivia Rockwell can barely hold back her tears as she wonders who in the close-knit town of Fog Harbor could destroy such a warm, loving family. Then she spots a little green toy soldier in the sand and follows a set of small footprints along the beach to an abandoned lifeguard hut. Inside, she finds the youngest Fox child, Thomas. The only survivor… Holding his trembling body close, Olivia promises to keep him safe. She knows the agony of losing family at such a young age. But the second Thomas catches sight of Detective Will Decker’s sliver police badge over her shoulder, the little boy’s scream pierces the night. Could the family have been targeted by someone sworn to protect them? Is anyone safe if the police themselves are the primary suspect? Unsure who she can trust, Olivia keeps hold of the tiny horseshoe charm she finds at the scene and follows the trail deep into the web of lies surrounding this seemingly perfect family. But just as a tip-off from a local lighthouse-keeper puts the killer within reach, tragedy strikes: little Thomas is snatched from his bed. Up against a calculating monster who seems to know her every weakness, Olivia must dig deeper than ever before to find this innocent child. But when one twisted killer becomes two, can she stay alive long enough to save him? A totally gripping and utterly addictive page-turner that will have you biting your nails and reeling at the twists. Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Lisa Regan and Kendra Elliot! Readers love One Child Alive: ‘Omg!… nerve-shredding and nail-biting… with a mind-blowing twist… brilliant and addictive … Very, very highly recommended… one of my favourite reads of this year.’ Nickislifeofcrime, 5 stars ‘I absolutely loved… I literally didn’t want it to end… nail-biting and unpredictable. I have devoured this book in just one sitting. I have been gripped and need more.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars ‘Absolutely LOVED it. Kept me guessing right up to the end. Non-stop from the first page. This is a must-read… The twists and turns keep you guessing the whole way through. Full of suspense, this one made my heart stop a few times.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘WOW, what a read, it’s the type of book you will get lost in and won't put down… so pull up a chair, get a drink and a snack, and sit back and enjoy the story page by page.’ Spooky's Maze Of Books, 5 stars ‘When I first downloaded this, I swore to myself that I was only going to read a few pages because my kitchen was a mess and I needed to clean it. Yeah… my partner came home with our daughter a few hours later and there I was… curled up on the sofa with a dirty kitchen. I just couldn’t put it down!’ Thebutterflyreader, 5 stars ‘Just when I thought I figured it out, I found out I was wrong!… I didn’t want it to end but I couldn’t stop reading… phenomenal! The story was pulse-pounding!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars Everyone is talking about Ellery Kane: ‘Omg… Wow, just wow, I loved this… addictive… gripping… fast-paced, packed full of twists and turns, kept me guessing and had me captivated and glued to my kindle… gave me a very bad case of just-one-more-chapter syndrome… I would give it more than five stars if I could…Very, very highly recommended.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime, 5 stars ‘Gripping… kept me reading until late at night and on the edge of my seat… I LOVED IT!’ Bookworm86, 5 stars ‘PERFECTION!… you won’t want to put this book down… keeps you guessing until the end!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Blood Secrets a Gripping Crime Thriller Full of Suspense

Blood Secrets a Gripping Crime Thriller Full of Suspense
Author: Gretta Mulrooney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2016-05-27
ISBN: 9781911021575
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Secrets a Gripping Crime Thriller Full of Suspense Book Excerpt:

A COMPELLING MYSTERY FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS Fifteen years ago, a teenage boy, Teddy Bartlett, went to a woods on the outskirts of London and was beaten to a pulp and left damaged for life. The police never found who did it or why he was targeted. Now, the boy's father, recently returned from Australia, wants to find out what really happened to his son. He hires private detective Tyrone Swift to investigate the tragic crime. Swift quickly realises that the Bartletts are a family with dark secrets. Teddy's seemingly devoted sister Sheila, his estranged brother, and his father Rowan, who left his wife for her sister, are not what they seem. Swift himself is faced with his own family issues, and someone is out to get him. Could it be a disgruntled client or a criminal he came across in his days as a police inspector? BLOOD SECRETS is a beautifully written mystery that will have you gripped from start to finish. Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, Paula Hawkins, P.D. James, Gillian Flynn, or Ruth Rendell. This is a story of secrets, abandonment, repressed sexuality, dysfunctional families and brutality, with a hint of hope at the end.

Winter Dark

Winter Dark
Author: Alex Callister
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN: 1838881077
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winter Dark Book Excerpt:

‘Wow! Double wow!! Triple wow!!!... in my top books for 2020.’ B for Book Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I could not put it down!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved it! I want more!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I didn't get a chance to breathe.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Nail-biting.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Audible #1 Bestselling Thriller of the Year. Secret Service agent Winter has just two weeks to bring down a site on the dark web before an innocent girl is murdered in front of an online audience of millions. Going deep undercover disguised as a paid assassin – alias Snow White – Winter must infiltrate the inner circle of the extraordinarily powerful man at the heart of the dark web. When Winter stumbles upon the body of a man from her past with a bullet through his forehead, the clues begin to slot into place. With the girl’s fate growing darker with every tick of the clock, can Winter put together the pieces in time to save her life?

The Vig Dismas Hardy series book 2

The Vig  Dismas Hardy series  book 2
Author: John Lescroart
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2012-06-21
ISBN: 0755393376
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vig Dismas Hardy series book 2 Book Excerpt:

The later you pay, the steeper the price... Dismas Hardy returns in The Vig, the second instalment in John Lescroart's stirring series. Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and Scott Turow. 'The plot twists and turns...Hardy is one of the more real and engaging characters in... crime solving' - Los Angeles Times Payback is murder. A beautiful woman paid it with her body. A seedy lawyer used somebody else's money. It's the vig - the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money. Now everyone has to pay... Down-and-out lawyer Rusty Ingraham left behind a murdered woman and a houseboat splattered with blood. All the evidence said Ingraham was in San Francisco Bay. Dead. But a friend of Ingraham's, former cop and prosecutor Dismas Hardy, isn't so sure. And Hardy has to find out, because a stone-cold killer, now paroled, once threatened to kill Ingraham and Dismas Hardy both. To save his own skin, Hardy must face down liars and killers on both sides of the law. From mob foot soldiers to broken-hearted lovers to renegade cops, a dozen lives are tied to the fate of Rusty Ingraham - and the payback has only just begun. What readers are saying about John Lescroart: '[John Lescroart] develops characters and storylines like no other author I have read' 'Lescroart is a very talented and imaginative crime writer' 'I am never disappointed by any books from John Lescroart'

Gone to Ground

Gone to Ground
Author: Rachel Amphlett
Publsiher: Saxon Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-07-08
ISBN: 0648235564
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone to Ground Book Excerpt:

While attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery. The victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown. When more body parts start turning up in the Kentish countryside, Kay realises the disturbing truth - a serial killer is at large and must be stopped at all costs. With no motive for the murders and a killer who has gone undetected until now, Kay and her team of detectives must work fast to calm a terrified local population and a scornful media. When a third victim is found, her investigation grows even more complicated. As she begins to expose a dark underbelly to the county town, Kay and her team are pulled into a web of jealousy and intrigue that, if left unchecked, will soon claim another life. Gone to Ground is a gripping serial killer thriller full of page-turning suspense, and the sixth book in the Detective Kay Hunter British detective series.

She s Gone

She s Gone
Author: Susan Wilkins
Publsiher: Herkimer Limited
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1916901220
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She s Gone Book Excerpt:

The unputdownable new psychological thriller full of suspense, family secrets and lies, from best-selling author Susan Wilkins. ‘An adrenaline-fuelled tornado of a novel with such strong female characters. I loved it.’ Laura Wilkinson. This is the fear she’s had from the beginning, the fear every mother has, of a loss too terrible to bear. Marcia Lennox has a life most people would envy: a loving husband, Harry, a beautiful and clever daughter, Phoebe, a high-flying career, and a pristine London home. But in her third week at university, Phoebe disappears. She leaves her phone, her credit cards and all her possessions in her room. Detective Sergeant Jo Boden is new to Cambridge, just finding her feet after leaving the Met, when Phoebe’s case lands on her desk. The police track Phoebe’s last known movements. But as Jo investigates, she begins to suspect the worst. A young love affair gone wrong? A botched kidnap attempt? An ex out for revenge? Clinging to the hope that Phoebe will be found, Marcia discovers her daughter had a secret life she had hidden from her parents. And Marcia knows about secrets. Her carefully constructed life is a front, created to escape her own past. Estranged from her own family, with a marriage on the verge of breakdown, Marcia must find the courage to return; a journey that drags her from her safe London bubble back to the wilds of East Anglia and the desolate Norfolk Fens. Can she face her demons to save her child? An emotional thriller with a jaw-dropping twist for fans of Rachel Abbott and Lisa Jewell. Readers love Susan Wilkins’ crime thrillers: ‘Well plotted and unflinchingly told.’ Sunday Express ‘Murder, corruption and a crafted plot make for a fine read.’ The Sun ‘This stylish, clever crime story never lets up… Blazingly brilliant.’ Sunday Mirror ‘Dark and gripping from first page to last, this is Susan Wilkins at her nail-biting best.’ Jessie Keane ‘I was engaged from the very first chapter… Brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer, ★★★★★

The Copycat

The Copycat
Author: Charlotte Barnes
Publsiher: Di Melanie Watton
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2019-06-24
ISBN: 9781912986415
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Copycat Book Excerpt:

When the body of a young woman, Jenni Grantham, is found abandoned, DI Melanie Watton and her team are called to investigate. It soon becomes apparent that the murder, the method and the appearance of the victim, is something they have seen before. With the help of Medical Examiner George Waller, DI Watton uncovers the case history of Michael Richards - a local murderer who killed five women before turning himself in. Further investigations reveal that Jenni was recently reported missing by her parents. And when Jenni's personal effects are explored, shocking discoveries are made about the victim's fascination with the original killings. However, when the ME makes a surprise discovery, DI Watton realises that Jenni was perhaps not the only local with a fixation on these infamous killings. With a copycat killer on the loose, the team know it is only a matter of time before another body is discovered. But when a second victim is found, the team find themselves questioning everything they thought they knew...

Left for Dead

Left for Dead
Author: Joy Kluver
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-01-10
ISBN: 1800199988
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Left for Dead Book Excerpt:

The sun is rising over the deserted park. Spring shoots have burst through the frozen ground, framing the woman’s broken body in green and gold. Their surge of relief at finding her alive quickly dissolves into fear: the man who did this is still out there. His next victim might not be so lucky… The first time Detective Bernadette Noel sees Keira Howard, she is lying in a hospital bed fighting for her life. The police assume that she has become the latest victim in a series of brutal attacks, and after weeks of fruitless searching, they think the evidence found in Keira’s case will finally lead them to their man. When a suspect is caught the case looks closed, but Bernie isn’t convinced. Keira may have the same markings as the other women, but she doesn’t meet the profile – the random attacker let his victims go. Keira’s attacker had intended to kill. The witnesses – Keira’s closest friends – are all telling different stories, and the discovery that Keira was hiding a secret pregnancy suddenly makes everything a lot more complicated. When a crucial witness goes missing, Bernie’s gut instinct is proven right – so why won’t her superiors let her investigate? They may have caught a guilty man, but a potential murderer still walks free. Then when their prime suspect is suddenly killed on police watch, Bernie’s situation becomes much more dangerous. The closer Bernie comes to discovering the truth, the more she is putting her life at risk. And the only people she can rely on to make it out alive might be those she can no longer trust. An utterly compelling crime thriller full of twists and suspense, perfect for fans of Val McDermid, Angela Marsons and Cara Hunter. What readers are saying about Joy Kluver: ‘Wow!! Just wow!!… This book is brilliant! More than brilliant, amazing!!!… Absolutely gripping, addictive and captivating… I was absolutely hooked from the first page to the last. I had a complete shock at the twists… Love, love, loved all the characters!!!’ Bookworm86 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolute belter of a read… I was just totally consumed… it will have you engrossed from start to finish. Gripping stuff.’ Sibzzreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Compulsive and absorbing… plenty of thrills and an intriguing mystery… I mean it when I say that the twists and turns catch you off guard… Impossible to put down… Crime fiction at its finest.’ Avid Reader’s Retreat ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I read it in a few greedy gulps, desperate to know what was going on and who the killer was. It gets a very easy five stars from me… Top stuff!’ Hooked From Page One ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Everything about this book is captivating… Impossible to put down. I downloaded the arc this Monday morning, and by evening, I had finished. The rollercoaster was intense, the twists and turns unexpected… gripping read.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Immediately I was hooked… This is one book you will need to clear your schedule for because let me tell you once you start this book you just can’t put it down!… There was one twist that I literally was yelling and screaming at the character!!!’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘One of the best detective books I have read in ages.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Deadly Cry

Deadly Cry
Author: Angela Marsons
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN: 1838887326
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deadly Cry Book Excerpt:

You have to stop me from hurting anyone else. I don’t want to do these horrible things. Help me before I’m forced to do it again. And I will do it again because I have no choice. I’ve never had a choice. In a busy shopping centre, a little girl clutches a teddy bear, clinging to it in the absence of her mother, Katrina. Hours later, Katrina’s body is discovered in an abandoned building. For Detective Kim Stone, it looks like a quick, functional kill. But Kim’s instincts tell her there’s more to this senseless murder than meets the eye. What was the motive for killing a young mother out shopping with her child? Days later, a second victim is found in a local park, her neck broken just like Katrina’s and her six-year-old son missing. With her colleague, Detective Stacey Wood, working on another unsolved crime and a member of the team grieving the loss of a close relative, Kim is struggling to make inroads on what is fast becoming a complex case. And when a handwritten letter from the killer lands on Kim’s desk addressed to her, and pleading for help, she knows time is running out to bring the little boy home alive. With the support of a handwriting analyst and profiler, Kim and the team begin to get inside the mind of the killer and make a shocking discovery. Some of the victims have scratch marks on their wrists. But these are no random scratches. The killer is using them to communicate with someone. The question is… with whom? And if Kim doesn’t find them soon, another innocent soul will die. The multi-million-copy bestselling Detective Kim Stone series is every bit as addictive, original and exciting as readers say and you’ll be hooked from the very first page. Nobody does it better than the Queen of Crime, Angela Marsons. Read what everyone is saying about Deadly Cry: ‘Whoopee The queen of crime is back…this book is a reminder to all her fans what a brilliant crime series this is…Unlike some long running crimes series, each book always brings something new to the table, whether it be its characters, the plot, or jaw dropping moments that take the reader by surprise.’ The Book Review Café, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Utterly fabulous! I loved this book so much. The whole series is fantastic and it just gets better and better with every book. Read this in one sitting as I was literally glued to it. Highly recommend, if I could give it more than 5 stars I would.’ Linda Strong Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Angela Marsons writes the type of books that I will literally drop everything just so I can read it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I honestly don’t know how Angela Marsons gets better and better with each book…My jaw dropped over and over again and I’m just sitting here so shocked at the end!’ With A Book In Our Hand, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I could read Kim Stone books every day and never get bored, I read this in a day as couldn't put it down.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Angela Marsons is the Queen of Crime, and every police team needs a Kim Stone! With a strong, fast paced storyline, this book will bring tears to your eyes, then have you covering those same eyes for fear of what may happen on the next page!!’ stardustbookreviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Reading this series is like catching up with old friends…Yet another brilliant work by the amazing Angela Marsons!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh how much have I missed Kim Stone… you are guaranteed a story that will grab a hold of you from the start and keep you invested in the outcome right to the very last page.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Quite simply, Angela Marsons is THE QUEEN of Crime Fiction…Every book of Angie’s is a masterpiece of storytelling, each so different in theme and incredibly enjoyable to read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I really love this series. It’s like catching up with friends when I start a new book.’ Alice May Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a series that I will never get tired of. The author has a real talent of keeping each book fresh and exciting with characters you can't help but root for. Long live Kim Stone!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

MURDER ON THE LEVELS a Gripping Crime Thriller Full of Suspense

MURDER ON THE LEVELS a Gripping Crime Thriller Full of Suspense
Author: David Hodges
Publsiher: Detective Kate Hamblin Mystery
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-08-19
ISBN: 9781804054710
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MURDER ON THE LEVELS a Gripping Crime Thriller Full of Suspense Book Excerpt:

Detective Kate Hamblin finds herself stalked by the very killer she is pursuing. A vicious criminal named twister with an agenda of slaughter. Can Kate catch the killer before he takes out the only witness?