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
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‘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?
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.
“THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS PUTTING THIS BOOK DOWN!!!!!... I was literally holding my breath… I HAD TO KNOW!!!!! As for the explosive ending WOW definitely not what or who I was expecting.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars She looked at the smiling, eager face of the little girl in the photograph, with dark hair, bright-green eyes, a missing front tooth, and her entire life ahead of her. Chelsea was last seen walking back from a friend’s house one summer afternoon. She never made it home… An eight-year-old girl, Chelsea Compton, is missing in Pine Valley, California and for Detective Katie Scott it’s a cruel reminder of the friend who disappeared from summer camp twenty years ago. Unable to shake the memories, Katie vows she won’t rest until she discovers what happened to Chelsea. But as Katie starts to investigate—her PTSD flashbacks kept at bay with the help of her loyal ex-military dog, Cisco—the case reveals itself to be much bigger and more shocking than she feared. Deep in the forest, she unearths a makeshift cemetery: a row of graves, each with a brightly coloured teddy bear. Tracing the silk lining the coffins, Katie links the graves to a stack of missing-persons cases involving young girls—finding a pattern no one else has managed to see. Someone in Pine Valley has been taking the town’s daughters for years, and Katie is the only one who can stop them. And then another little girl goes missing, snatched from the park near her home… Compulsive and gripping crime fiction from a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author—perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh. Katie Scott’s first case will have you on the edge of your seat and gasping in shock. What readers are saying about Little Girls Sleeping: “I was really wowed by it… I couldn’t put the book down and was trying to read as fast as I could so I could find out who the killer was. The ending took me by surprise… I was literally gasping for air… I would definitely recommend.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Wow what an absolutely amazing fantastic read. I was hooked almost as soon as I started this book. I am still trying to pick my chin off the floor. I loved it from page one and couldn’t read the pages quick enough. I did not see the end coming… Awesome.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “If you read one police thriller this year make sure that it is this one… it will grip you from the start and will drag you into the story trying desperately to work out who the killer is but I promise you that you will not be able to figure it out.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “A great way to start a new series! It's a wonderfully written roller-coaster ride. A must read!” Book Obsessed Introverts, 5 stars “Believe me when I say that you are in for a thrilling read!... I could not put it away. Can highly recommend!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Wow!... The hairs on my head stood up with this one!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “A nail-biting thriller… I was gripped from page one, through each twist and turn… until I reached the climax which was shocking and totally unexpected.” Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars “It was addicting, captivating and had me reading into the night.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Truly an amazing book. The storyline flowed, the characters were engaging, and I could barely tear myself away... Highly recommended!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “I read it in one sitting and could not put it down. A real page turner.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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
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.
The truth can’t stay buried forever... Emer Doran’s life was torn apart when her sister, Kitty, drowned. Her body was never recovered. Twenty years later, Emer sees a woman who is the image of Kitty. In that brief moment, Emer is convinced – her sister is alive. Dee Doran jumps at the chance to get to know her long-lost cousin when Emer calls asking to meet. But it is not the happy family reunion Dee had expected. Emer is desperate for Dee’s help to find out what really happened to Kitty. As Dee works to uncover the truth, one thing becomes clear: there is a tangled web of lies that date back many years. And those with the answers are determined to keep their secrets at any cost. A tense and gripping crime thriller perfect for fans of Alex Marwood and Fiona Barton. Praise for Before You Were Gone 'Family intrigues, unreliable narrators and murder all come together in this enjoyable book. I highly recommend it.' Lorraine Mace, author of Love Me Tender 'A literary masterpiece... This is my first read by Bugler and I’ve just added her to my auto-buy list. What an amazing nail-biting, roller coaster ride.' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Sheila Bugler's novels get better and better... The tension builds to a fabulous denouement. I can't recommend this book highly enough.' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Amazing story with so many twists... Absolutely gripping from start to finish!' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Wow wow wow! This book gripped me from the first page and never let go!' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'This book was full of twists and turns. I couldn't put it down!' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Fast paced, full of twists and turns and a satisfying ending' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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