A teenage girl disappears from a beach town at the height of summer. Two months later the police still can't find her. And a quirky 11-year-old steps in to help.
WAVE AT HANGING ROCK
Author: Gregg Dunnett
Jesse and his friends are the only kids who surf in a small beach town. But as they grow, so does the popularity of their sport, and they soon become anxious to protect their waves. And when the boys discover a perfect surfing wave hidden inside a private estate, they agree to do anything to keep their secret safe. Natalie's life is torn apart when her husband is lost at sea in circumstances that don't make sense. Her search to discover his fate puts her on a collision course with Jesse in a way that neither could imagine, and nobody can control. The Wave at Hanging Rock is a tense and intelligent mystery thriller that will grip you from the first line, and keep you guessing till the very last page.
Author: Betty Webb
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
Traveling to Philadelphia to see a concert, Stella Crown and her friends find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation after the lead singer of the band is murdered and Stella's friend Jordan Granger is accused of the crime.
What if you discovered your husband was a serial killer? Megan Miller is an ordinary woman with a young family — until a shocking discovery shatters her perfect world. When two young boys are brutally murdered in their tight-knit village community, Megan slowly begins to realise the signs all point to the lovable local primary school teacher — her husband. But when she begins to delve deeper into her husband's secret life, she makes discoveries that will make her question everything she knows — and make her fear for her young daughter's life. Facing an impossible decision, she is desperate to uncover the truth. But once you know something, it can’t be unknown. And the more she learns, the more she wishes she never knew anything at all...
The Desert Run
Author: Gregg Dunnett
Newly-graduated Jake has a money problem, a job problem, and a girlfriend problem too. But his best friend has the perfect plan to fix all three. It draws upon all they've learnt in their Economics degree: International trade. Supply and Demand. The only potential issue? What they're trading isn't exactly legal.Which is why Jake's about to be arrested with enough dope to put him in prison for the next twenty years. But by now, this is only his second biggest worry.Can they somehow escape? How exactly did they get there?And what's really on Jake's mind..?The Desert Run is a gripping and page-turning thriller with plenty of twists you won't see coming. It celebrates what it's like to be young, to make mistakes, and to feel the call of adventure just a little too strong.Find out today why Gregg Dunnett's books were downloaded over a quarter of a million times in 2017
A Blood Thing
Author: James Hankins
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Never trust a blackmailer. Vermont's promising young governor, Andrew Kane, is at another public meet-and-greet when a stranger from the crowd slips him a cell phone and whispers, "Keep this with you...keep it secret...you're going to need it after the arrest." Hours later, Andrew's brother, Tyler, is taken into custody--framed for the brutal murder of a young woman--and Andrew discovers there is only one way to free him: answer the mysterious phone and agree to a blackmailer's demands. All the governor has to do to make it all go away is compromise everything he stands for and grant a full pardon to a convicted felon. With no better option, he complies. Which is his first mistake...because the stranger isn't through with him. He has another little condition. Then another. And another. And Andrew has no choice but to play along until he can find a way out of this personal and political nightmare. But he isn't prepared for what he will face, or how far he will have to go to save his brother and keep his family together.
Untangling the Black Web
Author: T. F. Jacobs
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
When David's wife dies at the hands of a corrupt medical system, David is out for justice. With his skills as a lawyer and his position inside the biggest health insurance company in America-American True Care-he plans to bring down the system, from the inside. David begins to work his way up the company while recruiting a clandestine team to build a covert case against American True Care. But this is a dangerous game and the players have ties to the highest levels of government. Propped up by lobbyists, senators, congressmen, and even the White House, American True Care will do whatever it takes to keep hold of its power. As the web of deception and danger tightens around David and his team, they begin to realize that to win they have to risk it all-even their lives.
A Siege of Bitterns
Author: Steve Burrows
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Newly appointed police inspector Domenic Jejeune doesn’t mind ruffling a few feathers. Indeed his success has elevated him into a poster boy for the police. The problem is Jejeune doesn’t really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds. Recently reassigned to the small Norfolk town of Saltmarsh, located in the heart of Britain’s premier birding country, Jejeune’s two worlds collide with the grisly murder of a prominent ecological activist. His ambitious police superintendent foresees a blaze of welcome publicity, although doubts soon emerge when Jejeune’s best theory involves a feud over birdwatching lists. A second murder does little to bolster confidence. Jejeune must call on all his birding knowhow to solve the mystery and deal with unwelcome public acclaim, the mistrust of colleagues and his own insecurities. For, in the case of the Saltmarsh birder murders, the victims may not be the only casualties…
Author: R. W. K. Clark
Little do they all know, a horrible murderer has escaped from prison just as the small town is about to get hit with a record blizzard. But the trusting innocence of these small-town people will prove to be their undoing, for they cannot conceive the likes of the stranger they are helping on that snowy night. Rick and Donna Welk are a young married couple who are looking to start life anew after suffering a tragedy. That restart they are after soon comes in the form of a cabin resort up for sale near the Appalachian Trail, a chance to turn a love of nature and hiking into a career, a chance to meet all sorts of interesting people from around the country and the world, and a chance to leave their old, painful life behind. Specifically, Thompson Trails, Virginia, is a lovely little-town out in the foothills that make up one of the bookends of the Appalachian Trail, a quaint country burg full of friendly faces, fine food, and scenery that seemed to fall straight off a postcard on every street corner. Then came the blizzard. Big storms tend to bring winds of change sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. This record snowfall for Thompson Trails blew something very, very bad into town. Rick and Donna had just finished prepping the cabins when one more guest managed to make it into the main lodge before the storm. This gentleman didn't have a reservation, didn't have any plans for hiking or skiing, and had no interests in seeing the sights, those with dark, sharp eyes that seem to burn a hole through your soul never do. Despite Donna insisting Rick not judge a book by its cover, Rick can't shake the feeling that something isn't right with their guest. No need to worry about the weirdo. He's just passing through. www.rwkclark.com
Death Stalks Kettle Street
Author: John Bowen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Imagine your neighbours begin to die in a series of accidents. Only they aren't accidents... Someone is murdering Greg Unsworth's neighbours and staging the deaths to look like accidents. Greg knows the truth, but when he's grappling with OCD and simply closing his front door and crossing the road are a battle, how is he supposed to stop a serial killer? An Amazon US Top #100 bestseller from the author of WHERE THE DEAD WALK, VESSEL and COLD SWEATS & VIGNETTES. Discover a murder mystery with a difference... Meet Greg Unsworth, afflicted with OCD, who begins to realize a series of fatal accidents on his street are in fact a series of murders. After encountering Beth Grue at the scene of one such crime, the two share their suspicions. Beth, a local librarian, aspiring author, and a woman who has never allowed herself to be defined by her cerebral palsy, agrees they have to do something. So when the police repeatedly dismiss their concerns, they take matters into their own hands, seek to discover the Kettle Street killer's identity and expose him before he claims his next victim... Praise for Death Stalks Kettle Street: 'An exciting and compelling read. I loved the brilliant way that disability was explored and humanised.' - Francesca Martinez - Award winning comedian, actress and writer. 'So much more than your average whodunnit.' - Tracy Fenton - THE Book Club, CompulsiveReaders.com 'A book this good is no accident.' - Iain Grant - Bestselling author. 'Will keep you guessing all the way.' - Barbara Copperthwaite - Bestselling crime author. What Amazon reviewers are saying - - completely unputdownable! Not your traditional who-dun-it, Death Stalks Kettle Street is a character fueled murder mystery, cleverly written, shining a comedic insight into the quintessential English street. - I could not put this down. And when you think you know who did it, you will most likely be wrong. Loved it. - Wow! I absolutely LOVED this book! I'm always looking to be surprised by the books that I read, I like something a little different-a twist on the norm. And this book had it all for me! - Brilliant, quirky and charming, I could go on and on. John Bowen has written and absolute corker of a book which I struggled to put down. - Beth has cerebral palsy and Greg OCD, however, they complement each other and add that much more heart to the story. I myself have been diagnosed with OCD and found that the subject is very accurately described and given the respect the subject deserves. - A gripping 'cosy' murder mystery, one of the best I've read in a long time. An absolute must for the fans of Agatha Christie. Well written, intelligent, with wonderful, original characters and unpredictable, suspenseful storyline. - What a gem of a book! I loved the characters, the plot, the beautiful prose - just everything! - A thoroughly enjoyable read, with many jaw dropping moments. - I love both quirky reads and old fashioned 'cosy crime' novels; this is a brilliant combining of the two to give a modern challenging 'whodunnit' puzzle with some fabulous lead characters. It has some great twists and turns, enough convincing 'suspects' for you to consider but I think Greg and Beth are the real stars of this book. - So much more than just a murder/mystery book. Full of wonderful characters! - a brilliant murder mystery that keeps you guessing right until the end. With lots of twists and wonderful character moments throughout this is a book I won't easily forget. - If you are a sucker for a great 'who dunnit' that keeps you guessing right until the end then this is definitely one for you - BUT this book is so much more than that!!
"Published in the United Kingdom by Corvus, an imprint of Atlantic Books, London"--Copyright page.
Author: Jeff Menapace
PARTICIPATION IS NOT AN OPTION... The Lambert Family is heading to Crescent Lake, a rural cabin community in western Pennsylvania, for an idyllic weekend getaway. Some fishing, some barbecue, some games... The Fannelli brothers are heading to Crescent Lake too. Some stalking, some kidnapping, some murder, definitely some games...though not necessarily the type of games the Lamberts had in mind. But it doesn't matter. The Lamberts are going to play whether they like it or not. An intense psychological thriller, Bad Games has the dark, mind-bending chills of The Bad Seed combined with the fish-out-of-water dread and suspense of Deliverance. So let Jeff Menapace's highly anticipated suspense thriller keep you up all night as it delves into the mystery of nature versus nurture when comprehending the evil in man, along with the will and determination an innocent family must summon to fight back against horrific odds. BONUS! Includes the first chapter of the pulse-pounding sequel, Vengeful Games. *** Praise for Jeff Menapace and his award-winning short fiction: -Winner of the 2011 Red Adept Reviews Indie Award for Horror "I find the author to be ridiculously talented." -MichelleR, Red Adept Reviews "If you liked Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt, you'll love Bad Games. Read on if you dare!" -indiereader.com "This book kept me very lonely at night. Why lonely? My wife wouldn't hang out with me until she was done. So if you liked Bad Games, you might want to check Vengeful Games out!" -Editor, OHFB.com "This psychological thriller will keep you totally captivated and enthralled." -Top Ten Psychological Thrillers
Two Women. One Goal. To discover the truth before it's too late. The survivor of a rape and her husband's murder, Becca Rosen wants nothing more than to move on with her life, but how can she when she's being stalked by a psychopath with an attitude---and an agenda. The police are no help because they're convinced, with her history of mental illness, Becca has faked the rape to get away with murder. And Becca has begun to have flashbacks and nightmares of childhood abuse, possibly at the hands of the rapist. Not knowing where to turn, and feeling like she might go crazy again, Becca hires a psychologist, Dr. Sarah Abrams, to help her unearth who's behind the crimes of the past ... and the present. Three men come into Becca's life around the same time. While each of these men has his charms, Becca can't be certain whether any one of them is the perpetrator. Or could it be someone else? Together Becca and Sarah start on a course of hypnotherapy to discover the abuser's identity. Will their work reveal the real killer before it's too late, or will Becca fall prey to this demented criminal?
The House with No Roof
Author: Jessie Ritchie
An imposing derelict mansion stands in its equally neglected estate. A young Doctor, intrigued by the house most of her life, discovers her Great Aunt Jane may be the only person who knows the truth about Leightham House. The great aunt agrees to tell her what she knows. The old lady's story begins in the 1890's with the birth of her best friend, Alice, in one of the fishing villages on Scotland's East Coast. Gradually, over many visits to the old lady, the deep secrets unfold behind 'The House with no Roof' with far-reaching consequences-but what is fact and what is fiction in her story?
What We Did
Author: Christobel Kent
Publisher: Hachette UK
He stole her childhood. She'll take his future What would you do if you accidentally encountered the man who once abused you? And how would you get away with it? Bridget's life is small and safe: she loves her husband and her son, and she works hard to keep her own business afloat. Until one day, her former violin teacher Anthony Carmichael walks into her shop with the teenager he's clearly grooming. Carmichael begins to stalk Bridget, trying to terrify her into silence. But Bridget is older and stronger now and suddenly, she snaps and fights back. Now Bridget must find a way to deal with the aftermath of her actions... The gripping, compelling and timely new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Loving Husband, The Crooked House and The Day She Disappeared. Perfect for fans of Apple Tree Yard and Lie With Me.