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When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal stabbing, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But as further disturbing events come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone even more sinister at work.
With the investigation gathering momentum, whilst also trying to expose the secrets of a sick paedophile ring, Kim finds herself in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.
Pitted against a dangerous sociopath who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time - it’s personal.
The rising star of the British thriller scene returns with a novel that will enthrall fans of Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham.
Watch out for more from D.I. Kim Stone
A Detective hiding dark secrets, Kim Stone will stop at nothing to protect the innocent. Evil Games is the second book in the series – see where it all began in SILENT SCREAM - out now.
What readers are saying about Evil Games…
‘Angela Marsons has done it again! Evil Games is an absolutely cracking, five-star read - I devoured it in one sitting. Kim Stone has rapidly become one of my favourite ever detectives, and in this second novel in the DI Stone series she kicks ass more than ever, and I have, once again, been left panting in the corner in dire need of a cup of tea!’ Reading Room with a View
‘I'm a little bit speechless to be honest at just how incredible this book was… one of the best new crime authors of 2015, maybe even the decade ... Evil Games is a must read book, and probably one of the best I will read this year.’ Book Addict Shaun
‘Silent Scream (Book 1) was quite brilliant. Evil Games (Book 2) is EXCEPTIONAL. Clearly, the current rating system is broken as it’s unable to accommodate books of this calibre. So I give you – 6/5’ Little Bookness Lane
‘Evil Games is a clever, action-packed journey into some of society's darkest places, crackling with tension and wit. And DI Kim Stone is the most fascinating character to arrive on the scene since Val McDermid gave us Tony Hill. This is a no-brainer. Read Evil Games. You won't regret it." Mark Edwards
‘Evil Games is a fabulously dark and chilling read… I am a huge fan of D.I. Kim Stone and can't recommend this series highly enough.’ By the Letter Book Reviews
‘Yet again Angela Marsons has written a 5* crime novel. I loved Silent Scream... Evil Games is certainly as good as the first, if not better, and I wish I could give it a higher rating than 5/5’ Off the Shelf Book Reviews
‘Once again, Angela Marsons takes us into the life of the brilliant loner DI Kim Stone and gives us an exciting, slightly chilling and totally thrilling read. This is one book that exceeded all of my expectations … Get yourself ready to take a day off and immerse yourself in this book. It is worth it.’ Northern Crime
‘Angela Marsons is fast becoming THE one to watch in this genre and I would defy anyone not to read and enjoy her writing… She truly has a brilliant mind and this book did not disappoint … This story has everything, it is riveting, emotional, sad and most of all it has a depth that not many novels can claim to have… I highly recommend this one, Simply brilliant.’ Postcard Reviews
'This book, with every page you turn gives you goose bumps. I could feel the hairs on the back of my neck standing up and I just didn't want to put it down. It's fantastically written, it's gripping right to the last page and I just can't wait for book three now.’ It’s All About the Books
Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult-sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood …
Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country.
But when human remains are discovered at a former children’s home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realises she’s on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades.
As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it’s too late?
Fans of Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham will be gripped by this exceptional new voice in British crime fiction.
Watch out for more from D.I. 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 – watch out for EVIL GAMES – also out now.
What people are saying about Silent Scream
'I absolutely loved it! ... This one is one of the best crime thrillers I've read in a long time, and that includes mainstream authors such as James Patterson! I would seriously put this book in the same league.' Fiona’s Book Reviews
‘I have not been so impressed by a debut novel in a long time, and I'm actually now itching for more from D.I. Kim Stone and the rest of her squad… D.I. Kim Stone is like the British Jane Rizzoli. She's so ballsy and doesn't understand the meaning of the word no. I LOVE heroines who just do what they want and sod the consequences and Kim did that, right from the beginning as people keep turning up dead, people who are all connected to a children's home that burned down… If you were ever wondering how to write a gripping, wholly engaging crime novel, just have a read of Silent Scream and marvel at how Angela Marsons has done it. I can't wait for the second book, because this one was a top-notch crime thriller.’ Leah Loves
'I don't think I've been so hooked by a new author since the discovery of Mark Edwards or Mark Billingham… Silent Scream gets 5 stars from me - if you finish a crime thriller feeling like you just need to have a lie-down and a cup of tea to get your breath back, then the writer has done their job. Angela Marsons, I still don't have my breath back.’ Reading Room with a View
‘Normally when I see everybody rating a book five stars I think 'Is it really that good?' Silent Scream is that good, and then some… The only problem Angela now faces is keeping up this standard as the series progresses, but if she does than she's going to be an author to watch and a huge star within the genre.’ Book Addict Shaun
‘I started reading ‘Silent Scream’ thinking I would just read a few chapters. I ended up reading it all… I love it when an author chooses a dark topic and does it incredibly well… An excellent read and one I would happily recommend.’ Northern Crime
‘This is a fantastic debut novel by Marsons. The blurb said that if you were a fan of Val McDermid and Mark Billingham you would love this book and being a huge fan of both I thought I would give it a go and I was pleasantly surprised… With lots of twists and turns this is a real page turner and I would highly recommend it.’ The Laughing Librarian
‘It's highly unusual for me to find a book that leads me to put my life on hold. But Angela Marson's Silent Scream has led me to virtually abandon work for the last day, even with deadlines looming, leaving my house a mess and the ironing pile untouched… ticks all the boxes for a 5* rating from me: a well written flowing story; strong but vulnerable protagonist; fast pace; intrigue; twists and turns until several final OMG moments; plenty of action; and the revealing of a brutal murderer.’ Off the Shelf
When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone.
As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps.
Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.
But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she’s ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders, yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy - and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger – before it’s too late?
An addictive, sinister crime thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seat.
What readers are saying about Angela Marsons
‘I love this series, and Angela Marsons has joined the ranks of authors I would drop anything else I was doing to read, and whose books I put on pre-order without even stopping to read the blurb.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews (5 stars)
‘My heart didn’t beat right the whole way through this one! I actually had to read this on the floor as the edge of my seat was too uncomfortable! It is a real rollercoaster of a ride … this is one book you do NOT want to miss!’ Emma the Little Book Worm
‘All the stars lighting a clear night sky are not enough to rate this book. Believe me! I just LOVE this author and LOVE Kim Stone!! I cannot recommend this series enough. If you haven't yet read any of Angela Marsons' books, you're seriously missing out’ Relax and Read Book Reviews
‘With no let up in pace, the author doesn't give you time to catch your breath before she hits you with another shocking twist. The Book Review Café
'The Detective Inspector Kim Stone books are nothing short of brilliant.’ Nigel Adams Book Worm
‘Gripping … so many twists and turns… fast paced with plenty of psychological mind games that will leave you reeling.’ Chapter In My Life
‘A gripping, emotional and addictive read. My only concern is how the author is going to top this book as how can you improve on perfection itself? Outstanding!!!’ By The Letter Book Reviews
The second book in Michael Wood’s darkly compelling new crime series featuring DCI Matilda Darke. Perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride, Mark Billingham and Val McDermid.
When elderly George Rainsford goes to investigate a suspicious noise one night, the last thing he expects to find is a bloodbath. A man has been killed and a woman brutally beaten, left for dead.
The victims are Lois Craven and Kevin Hardaker – both married, but not to each other. Their spouses swear they knew nothing of the affair and, besides, they both have alibis for the attack. With nothing else to link the victims, the investigation hits a dead end.
The pressure is on for investigating officer, DCI Matilda Darke: there’s a violent killer on the loose, and it looks like her team members are the new targets. With no leads and no suspects, it’s going to take all Matilda’s wits to catch him, before he strikes again.
Six months after the stabbing of sixteen-year-old Deanna Barker, someone is coming after the teenagers of Stockleigh, as a spate of vicious assaults rocks this small community. Revenge for Deanna? Or something more?
Detective Eden Berrisford is locked into a race against time to catch the twisted individual behind the attacks – but when her own niece, Jess Mountford, goes missing, the case gets personal.
With the kidnapper threatening Jess’s life, can Eden bring back her niece to safety? Or will the people of Stockleigh be forced to mourn another daughter…?
A terrifying, compelling, police procedural which will thrill fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Rachel Abbott.
‘Sherratt is a unique voice in detective fiction.’ Mail on Sunday
‘A writer to watch out for.’ Mandasue Heller
‘Mel’s vivid imagination really brings her characters to life.’ Kerry Wilkinson
Read what reviewers are saying about Lost Girls
The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die.
When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping.
And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.
Seemingly outwitted at every turn, as they uncover a trail of bodies, Stone realises that these ruthless killers might be the most deadly she has ever faced. And that their chances of bringing the girls home alive, are getting smaller by the hour…
Untangling a dark web of secrets from the families’ past might hold the key to solving this case. But can Kim stay alive long enough to do so? Or will someone’s child pay the ultimate price?
The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons.
‘Love it, love it, love it! If I could give this more than 5 stars I would. Suffice to say this is a 5++++++++ star read once again for me. The author has done it again, produced a story which kept me reading, in one sitting, until I reached the end … I would put this story alongside books from authors such as James Patterson. It has instantly gone to the top of my favourites list, as has the author.’ Fiona’s Book Reviews
‘Lost Girls was yet another brilliant read … Angela Marsons' books get better and better … This is gripping and addictive reading, hard to put down … a roller coaster ride with plenty of twists and turns.’ Off the Shelf Book Reviews
‘Angela Marsons is rapidly becoming one of my favourite authors ever.Ever since I read the AMAZING Silent Scream, I have been addicted to her slick and compelling narratives … Compelling, addictive and frightening, Lost Girls is a book you can’t afford to miss.’ A Bookseller Blabbering
‘For anyone new to Angela Marsons, where have you been? This is one author that stands out from the crowds … a corker of a book. It will keep you hooked and anxious until the last page’ Bye the Crime
‘Oh my days... I didn't know this series could get any better, but this is by far my favourite so far. This book will certainly be in my top ten books of 2015… This was an absolutely brilliant read… Angela, I don't know how you do it, but by God please keep doing it.’ I Love Reading
‘Another superb, thrilling novel by Angela Marsons. This lady absolutely rocks, and every book keeps getting better and better!’ Reading Corner for Book Lover’s
‘Wow, I didn't think Angela Marsons DI Kim Stone series could get any better, but she has really outdone herself here. A fabulous and fast paced thriller with twists and turns galore. Once started I could not put it down until the last page had been turned … I don't give books a 5 star rating unless they have that special something that blows me away, but 'Lost Girls' was a very easy 5 stars for me.’ Cal Turner’s Book Reviews
‘Lost Girls kept me up late into the night as I just couldn't bear to put it down. Angela Marsons has written a tightly woven thriller, that will keep the reader riveted to the last page.’ The Book Review Café
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.
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 Cafe
'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
'Can I give 6 stars? The best book I've read all year so far ÄDark, 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
When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child.
The remains are quickly identified as eleven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news when she vanished twenty-six years ago.
As Erika tries to piece together new evidence with the old, she discovers a family harbouring secrets, a detective plagued by her failure to find Jessica, and the mysterious death of a man living by the quarry.
Is the suspect someone close to home? Someone doesn’t want this case solved. And they’ll do anything to stop Erika from finding the truth.
Read what everyone is saying about Dark Water:
‘OH MY GOD! Just let me a take a moment while I catch my breath! I LOVED IT! WHAT A BOOK! WHAT AN AUTHOR! WHAT A READ! It is all consuming, there is no let up… every twist and turn is designed to make you gasp, to make your head spin and your heart beat out of your chest.’ Emma the Little Bookworm
‘HOLY MOLY Robert Bryndza has only gone and done it again… it's one of those books you can't bear to put down, as each chapter ends you just "have to read one more" and before you know it it's the middle of the night!... I can and will wholeheartedly recommend Dark Waters for anyone looking for an original crime story but with all the hallmarks of a truly thrilling tale.’ Book Review Café
‘Oh wowzerz … OMG I really wasn't expecting the ending … this is one hell of a read.’ Insights into the Wonderful World of Books
‘Utterly addictive … a book you really need to finish before bedtime, otherwise you will be up into the wee hours of the morning hooked!’ The Quiet Knitter
‘When all was revealed, I was totally gut punched… a winner and one that I feel will stay with me for quite some time.’ Novel Gossip
‘OMG!! What an amazing book! Once I started reading it, I couldn't stop! From the first chapter I was hooked and held bound and captive till the end … this book is just fabulous, and absolutely the author's best to date!!’ Relax and Read Book Reviews
‘Brilliantly plotted, incredibly captivating, and definitely a must-read!... Robert Bryndza is like a breath of fresh air. He creates characters we can't get enough of and juicy, complex stories that suck you in… He truly writes with great depth and heart, and leaves you, as a reader, surprised, highly entertained, and extremely satisfied.’ What’s Better Than Books
‘A gripping and an edge of your seat read. It made my heart and pulse race with every page I turned. It is one of those books that when you finish, you sit back and just think, wow! There is just so much more I want to say but I think I will just end up gushing and not do this fantastic book the justice it deserves. An outstanding read by an author who is one of my firm favourites.’ By The Letter Book Reviews
A darkly compelling debut crime novel. The start of a brilliant series, perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, and James Oswald.
DCI Matilda Darke has returned to work after a nine month absence. A shadow of her former self, she is tasked with re-opening a cold case: the terrifyingly brutal murders of Miranda and Stefan Harkness. The only witness was their eleven-year-old son, Jonathan, who was too deeply traumatized to speak a word.
Then a dead body is discovered, and the investigation leads back to Matilda's case. Suddenly the past and present converge, and it seems a killer may have come back for more...
The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. ‘I wonder which one of us will be next?’
When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how?
The trail leads Lottie to St Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.
As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger?
Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice.
Fans of Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni will be gripped by this page-turning serial killer thriller, guaranteed to keep you reading late into the night.
What everyone is saying about The Missing Ones:
'I had been looking forward to reading this book and I was not disappointed. I will certainly be reading more books in this series.' Angela Marsons
'This debut novel from Gibney is just EVERYTHING!!! This was THE BEST book I have read in quite some time. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would!' Butterfly's Booknerdia Blog
‘Totally riveting and 100% engrossing.’ Books From Dusk Till Dawn
'A gripping read from beginning to finish.' Deja Read
'AMAZING! Really well written and kept me itching to read the next page. It was unputdownable! Cannot wait to read book two when released.' Goodreads Reviewer
'I was immediately grabbed by the opening paragraph and was so enthralled that I read it in two sittings. I only put it down when my eyes refused to stay open!' Goodreads Reviewer
'It's one of those stories where you look at the clock and you think just a couple more chapters, and then you look again and hours have gone by. It was well worth the lack of sleep.' Goodreads Reviewer
'A phenomenal read for a debut novel – when I say good, I mean gooooooooood.' Page Turners Nook
‘Gibney definitely is a writer to watch and an exciting new voice in crime fiction.’ But Books are Better
'This story has it all, compelling characters, a strong plot, a lot of action, suspense, and tension. Reading this novel was fascinating and totally engaging.' Carol's Place
'I have found a new crime author to add to my must read list. I find it incredible that this is a debut novel, as it's polished, well plotted and gripping.' The Book Review Cafe
'Thrilling ... filled with twists and turns that surprise you out of nowhere; it is dark, mysterious, and gripping.' The Reading Lodge
'Wow! Thrilling and tense, with so many twists. A page-turning, unputdownable read. The suspense builds up throughout the book and the pace never lets down. And the ending - wow! I did not see it coming! I am in awe of this author. Five amazing stars.' Renita D'Silva
'If I had to describe this debut thriller in just one word, I'd choose engrossing.' Book Reviews by Monnie
'Every now and then something good comes into your life. Well in this case two things have. Detective Inspector Lottie Parker and her team; and the author Patricia Gibney who has written a brilliant page turner of a crime thriller. Let’s hope we hear a lot more from both of them.' Nigel Adams Bookworm
Dr. Iris Ballard’s glory days are behind her, so when Luke Hudson, her former FBI partner and onetime lover, asks for help constructing a psychological profile of an elusive serial killer who murders single mothers and dumps their bodies in the woods, Iris turns him away. She just wants to be left alone with her infomercials, her German Shepherd, and her vodka. That is, until she gets a peek at the case files.
The media has dubbed him “the Woodsman.” But after Iris learns the sickening details held back from the press, and as she sets foot onto the scene of his latest crime, she assembles a portrait of a more complicated, enigmatic, meticulous man. Control is his motivation. He thrives on it. Soon he even tries to manipulate the investigation by contacting Iris, hoping to rattle the woman he considers an intellectual equal.
The game is on. Iris thinks she has a read on her target, enough to push his buttons, to make him lose control. But when the Woodsman gains the upper hand, Iris faces the most painful reckoning of all—with her own violent past.
One look at the victim is enough for DCI Claire Winters to recognise the work of a warped mind. And when another woman is reported missing, Claire’s worst fears are confirmed: this is a killer who plans to strike again.
As the body count rises, the pressure is on for Claire to find the perpetrator and bring them to justice. But first, she must learn to understand the twisted mind behind the crimes. And that will take her to a darker place than she ever thought possible.
Loved DCI Helen Grace and DI Kim Stone? Don’t miss the second book in the addictive new DCI Claire Winters series.
1. FOR ALL OUR SINS
2. THE PRINCIPLE OF EVIL
‘[The Principle of Evil is a] fast paced psychological thriller which leaves your nerves on edge as it creeps towards the climax.’
– Sharon Bairden, THE Book Club reviewer
‘Held me captivated from page 1. Gripping, fast – I just couldn't put it down.’
– Martha Brindley, Independent reviewer
‘I have been totally and utterly mesmerised by this book. Gripped from the very start.’
– Michelle Simons, Independent reviewer
Called to the brutal murder of a priest, it is immediately clear to DCI Claire Winters that the victim’s death was prolonged, agonising...and motivated by a lust for revenge.
The killer has been clever, there are no clues, no leads. But Claire Winters has never let a killer remain on the streets. Looking for an answer at any cost Claire begins to get closer to the victim’s family, but what it reveals turns her murder case into something far more sinister...
When one body becomes two, and then three, Claire finds herself in a race against time to connect the dots between a host of devastating secrets, before the killer strikes again.
Love M J Arlidge and Angela Marsons? Don’t miss For All Our Sins – the first in an addictive new serial-killer thriller series from T M E Walsh.Watch out for more from DCI Claire Winters
1. FOR ALL OUR SINS
2. THE PRINCIPLE OF EVIL
‘a nicely paced, well written and suspenseful book. I'm certainly looking forward to reading The Principle of Evil, the next book in the series.’ - Petra (Goodreads)
‘Cleverly written with lots of blood and gore and a maniacal murderer to satisfy any hardened serial killer crime thriller reader. I believe this is the first book in a new series and I look forward to reading more from T M E Walsh.’ - Nolene Driscoll (Goodreads)
‘I love a good gruesome crime novel and this did not disappoint.’ - Angela Oatham (Goodreads)
‘As the book races toward its conclusion, there is a shocking plot twist that many readers will not see coming.’ - Sharon (Goodreads)
In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer's night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag tied tight over his head.
A few days later, another victim is found dead, in exactly the same circumstances. As Erika and her team start digging deeper, they discover a calculated serial killer stalking their victims before choosing the right moment to strike.
The victims are all single men, with very private lives. Why are their pasts shrouded in secrecy? And what links them to the killer?
As a heat wave descends upon London, Erika will do everything to stop the Night Stalker before the body count rises, even if it means risking her job. But the victims might not be the only ones being watched Erika's own life could be on the line.
The global bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice is back with a heart-racing, electrifying thriller. If you love Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Peter James, you'll be hooked on Robert Bryndza.
Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster.
She's fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes.
1. THE GIRL IN THE ICE
2. THE NIGHT STALKER
What people are saying about The Night Stalker
'Erika is fast becoming one of my favourite detectivesI absolutely loved this heart-pounding, fast-paced, chilling crime thriller.' The Book Review Cafe
'Just when I thought it couldn't get any better...From the first page, we're sucked in with tension that had me holding my breath.' The Suspense is Thrilling Me
'A truly brilliant crime series!The Night Stalker made me feel like I had been swept up in a whirlwind and had me clinging on for dear life, only letting me go right at the very end.' By The Letter Book Reviews
'Intense, suspenseful, and clever__...a gripping page turner that is disturbingly real, and I highly recommend it.' What's Better Than Books?'
What everyone is saying about The Girl in the Ice
'I loved, loved, loved this book and Erika Foster is most definitely my kind of heroine. She is smart, tenacious, direct and passionateI found the writing tight, evocative and enthralling. I CAN NOT wait for the next installment.' Angela Marsons
'An intriguing web of lies, secrets and suspense. I really enjoyed getting to know DCI Foster and am already looking forward to the next book.' Mel Sherratt
'A compelling read once you've started, it's hard to put down.' Rachel Abbott
Once, the infamous Dahlia Rapist terrorised young women – and their parents alike – with his brutal acts of violence and sinister calling card.
Today, Raymond Knox has shunned his former alias and is being released into society.
But someone suspects that a monster still lurks beneath the surface. And when Raymond Knox is found dead, mutilated to match his victims, DCI Claire Winters is called in to catch a killer the public are calling a hero.
It seems like an open-and-shut case of vigilante justice. But when another body is found, with the same shocking scars, Claire knows she must connect the dots – fast. Because she’s suddenly facing something much more complicated than she ever imagined: a serial killer, inspired by past crimes – and determined to leave their own bloody trail of devastation...
DCI Claire Winters faces her toughest challenge yet in Trial by Execution, book 3 in the DCI Claire Winters series.
The third book in Michael Wood’s darkly compelling crime series featuring DCI Matilda Darke. Perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride, Mark Billingham and Val McDermid.
Eight killers. One house. And the almost perfect murder...
Starling House is home to some of Britain’s deadliest teenagers, still too young for prison.
When the latest arrival is found brutally murdered, DCI Matilda Darke and her team investigate, and discover a prison manager falling apart and a sabotaged security system. Neither the staff nor the inmates can be trusted.
The only person Matilda believes is innocent is facing prison for the rest of his life. With time running out, she must solve the unsolvable to save a young man from his fate, and find a murderer in a house full of killers...
Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn’t like to let people to get too close – she knows how much damage they can do.
Then one ordinary day Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago. Now it’s Anna’s chance to set things straight but her revenge needs to be executed carefully …
First she needs to get to know Liam, the man injured in the accident. She needs to follow the police investigation. She needs to watch Carla from the shadows…
But as Anna’s obsession with Carla escalates, her own secrets start to unravel. Is Carla really dangerous or does Anna need to worry about someone far closer to home?
A compelling, gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Sister.
What everyone's saying about SAFE WITH ME:
'Holy Hell what a jaw dropper!.....Just need a moment to lift my jaw back off the floor, what a fantastic debut!' Chelle's Book Reviews
'First let me say, just WOW. It has been a long time since I read a book this good. I was completely spellbound by this psychological thriller and could hardly put it down... Safe With Me went far beyond my expectations in every way ...There are so many secrets, backstories, and undercurrents, and this wonderful feeling of dread throughout, it is like nectar for the reader. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves a psychological thriller. I am looking forward to the next book from K.L. Slater. She has knocked this one out of the proverbial park' Shelf Knowledge
'Oh my gosh! What a belter of a debut! Safe With Me is totally brilliant' The Little Bookworm
'Sublimely dark and all-consuming, Slater has written a novel so gripping, so captivatingly exciting that I found myself shushing everyone and ignoring everything simply so I could carry on reading.' Becca's Books
'This one will keep you up at night, flipping the pages ...One word of caution, prepare to be surprised & shocked more than once.' First to Read
'Freakin' awesome...you need to start this book on a day when you have nothing else to do, because believe me you will not want to put this down once you start it.' I Love Reading
'WOW, I'm going to have to catch up with the housework tomorrow because I have just spent the last two days devouring this jaw droppingly brilliant debut psychological thriller.' Nicki's Life of Crime
A serial killer is stalking your home town.
He has a type: all his victims look the same.
And they all look like you.
Kate returns from a post break-up holiday with her girlfriends to news of a serial killer in her home town – and his victims all look like her.
It could, of course, be a simple coincidence.
Or maybe not.
She becomes convinced she is being watched, followed even. Is she next? And could her mild-mannered ex-boyfriend really be a deranged murderer?
Or is the truth something far more sinister?
Read with caution - you may never want to answer your phone again...
Will and Amanda Thorne are living the dream until, one day, their phone rings. Within 24 hours, Will is missing and Amanda's world is shattered. Who was on the phone? Where has Will gone?
Amanda is determined to find her husband and is drawn into a world of drug dealers, criminal masterminds and broken promises.
As the truth becomes clearer, she has to face the terrible possibility that she may never have known her husband at all...
What people are saying about WRONG NUMBER:
'Carys Jones has written a masterful thriller'
'Unpredictable, captivating, thrilling'
'What a cracker. I raced through this in less than two days'
'The perfect marriage between a crime thriller and a chick-lit romance'
They say every marriage has its secrets.
But no one sees what happens behind closed doors.
And sometimes those doors should never be opened...
Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren’t happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does – no matter how much it hurts.What reviews are saying about Between You and Me
‘What a page turner! Compelling, chilling and an incredibly impressive debut.’ - Alexandra Brown
‘It’s certainly one of the best debuts I have read in a while, it’s compelling and shocking, and very cleverly crafted.’ – The Book Review Café
‘Hall packs a punch with this one and the ending left me gasping.’ - For the Love of Books
‘It is disturbing and chilling. It feels very real. And a quick mention for that twist! I did not see that coming AT ALL. I usually spot these things and I didn’t! Clever! Very clever!’ – Northern Crime Reviews
‘Between You And Me is that kind of book. The one that makes you feel like you’re there, you’re experiencing the emotions, the hurt, the pain.’ – Bibliophile Book Club
‘Lisa Hall has wrote a harrowing, disturbing and chilling novel which I couldn't help but devour in a matter of days. She's one of those authors you don't see coming and BANG best seller, up there with the greatest crime writers like Stuart McBride and Lee Child. She's one to watch.’ – Brunette Lifestyle
‘It is well written, emotional and jaw dropping. More please!!’ - Jo Robertson (NetGalley)
‘a compelling but shocking read and there are serious issues in it which should provoke a lot of discussion for book groups.’ - Laurel (Goodreads)
‘Wow what a fantastic debut novel’ - Mo (Goodreads)
‘This book is not only gripping, but it ends with a gasp-out-loud twist’ Closer
‘Tense, convincing ... kept me guessing’ Caz Frear, bestselling author of Sweet Little LiesA teenage girl is missing. Is your daughter involved, or is she next?
When Karen Finch’s seventeen-year-old daughter Sophie arrives home after a night out, drunk and accompanied by police officers, no one is smiling the morning after. But Sophie remembers nothing about how she got into such a state.
Twelve hours later, Sophie’s friend Amy has still not returned home. Then the body of a young woman is found.
Karen is sure that Sophie knows more than she is letting on. But Karen has her own demons to fight. She struggles to go beyond her own door without a panic attack.
As she becomes convinced that Sophie is not only involved but also in danger, Karen must confront her own anxieties to stop whoever killed one young girl moving on to another – Sophie.
A taut psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Laura Marshall and Cara Hunter.
Praise for Sam Carrington
‘A gripping exploration of twisted family secrets’ Cass Green, author of The Woman Next Door
‘Saving Sophie is a twisted rollercoaster of a debut . . . Sam Carrington is definitely one to watch out for’ Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me
‘A tense, pacy read. This story’s enough to put you off social media!’ Isabel Ashdown, author of Beautiful Liars
‘I was hooked ... I devoured this story in one sitting. Louise Jensen, author of The Sister
He promised to kill her. One night four years ago, Leah Carson’s husband almost succeeded. Philip stabbed her twenty-three times before fleeing. The police are sure he’s dead. But fear won’t let Leah believe it.
It starts with little things. Missing keys. A flat tire. Mysterious flowers. All easily explained away if the pattern wasn’t so terrifyingly familiar. Leah has a new veterinary practice and a new life with no ties to her nightmare. But Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent Alex Morgan suspects something. And when another woman’s body is found, stabbed twenty-three times, Leah knows her past has found her.
As Leah and Alex untangle the horrifying truth, he watches her, ready for the perfect moment. Until death—that was the vow they made. And a killer always keeps his word…
The greatest bond. The darkest betrayal.
Susan wakes up alone in a room she doesn’t recognise, with no memory of how she got there. She only knows that she is trapped, and her daughter is missing.
The relief that engulfs her when she hears her daughter’s voice through the wall is quickly replaced by fear.
The person who has imprisoned her has her daughter, too.
Devising a plan to keep her daughter safe, Susan begins to get closer to her unknown captor. And suddenly, she realises that she has met him before.
The Good Mother is a dark and disturbing psychological thriller for fans of C L Taylor, Kathryn Croft and S K Tremayne.
Read what people are saying about The Good Mother
‘if you like psychological thrillers this one will keep you guessing till the end’ – Elaine Makri, Goodreads
‘5*: gripping from beginning to end’ – Shirley Jones, Goodreads
‘Nothing in this story is quite what it appears’ – Rosemary Smith, Goodreads
‘From the start this was chilling and made my heart beat extra fast. A psychological thriller with lots of tension...Could not put it down! No spoilers but highly recommend it. 5*****’ – Laurel Cherkas, Goodreads
‘Not much keeps me awake until 2am, but my goodness, this brilliant psychological thriller did just that!’ – Philippa McKenna, Goodreads
‘I loved this book...I couldn't read it fast enough.A real page turner’ – Aarti Shah, Goodreads
‘So cleverly written that I had no inkling as to how the tale would unfold.’ – Melanie Hughes, Goodreads
‘Lots of twists and turns and shocks along the way and the ending packs a real punch!’ ‘ Fiona McCormick, Goodreads
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Mystery Series
A killer is silently stalking his next victim... your name is next on the list.
Her body is found face down… carefully emulating a masterpiece… and a timer is rapidly ticking down to the next killing.
It had been so long since she had someone in her life. She thought he was amazing. The perfect guy – the perfect date. His calculated game of seduction and deception worked flawlessly. After luring her into his death trap, he quietly slid out the door and disappeared yet again without a trace.
What clues are hidden in a picture perfect murder?
Complex obscure clues woven into intricate crime scenes challenge Mac McRyan, all while a warped mind taunts him and stalks another innocent soul. As time relentlessly ticks down, Mac is forced to fight not only his own instincts, but a deceptively treacherous killer in his most mind bending and dangerous case yet.
A heart stopping killer thriller that fans of John Sandford, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, John Grisham, James Patterson and David Baldacci will be hooked on by one of the best new authors in crime fiction.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE MCRYAN MYSTERY BOOK SERIES:
“Wow!! Just wow! This has to be the best McRyan book I've read…I really enjoyed the twist and turns this book had to offer.”
“This book takes the reader on one wild ride, with the suspense not letting up until the very end. Mac is one part Lucas Davenport and one part Mitch Rapp - and it just does not get any better than that!”
“Sex, power, money, and murder keep you wanting to keep reading until you finish it and then wishing there were still more to read! Great story with all the elements of a fantastic read.”
“Two thumbs up, way up for this one!” Five stars and then some.
“Couldn't put it down! Everything else I had to do just sat until I finished this book. Compelling, thrilling, good tale, all ends wrapped up, with a thoughtful ending.”
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“Another Mac McRyan excellent read!!! I wish Mr. Stelljes could write faster because I love his books and can't wait till the next one. He never disappoints.”
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“As authentic and scary as thrillers get.” –Nelson DeMille
When a killer plays mind games with a cop,
THERE ARE NO RULES.
The first victim is attacked in her home. Tied to her bed. Forced to watch every unspeakable act of cruelty—but unable to scream. The second murder is even more twisted. Signed, sealed, and delivered with a message for the police, stuffed in the victim’s throat. A fractured nursery rhyme that ends with a warning: “There will be more.” For detective Jack Murphy, it’s more than a threat. It’s a personal invitation to play. And no one plays rougher than Jack. Especially when the killer’s pawns are the people he loves…
"Put this on your must-read list."--John Lutz
“A jaw-dropping thriller.”--Gregg Olsen
“A tornado of drama.”—Shane Gericke
Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's last words, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend.
When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan's home.
But something isn't right. Things disappear, Dan's acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace's mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger?
There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie... or was there?
A compelling, gripping psychological thriller perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, I Let You Go and The Girl With No Past.
What people are saying about The Sister:
‘I was gripped to The Sister from the first page until the very end. I thought I had it all worked out until I was proven sooo wrong.’ Robert Bryndza
‘I could not put this book down. I neglected all the house work and put off cooking dinner until I was finished… I loved every page.’ Renee Reads
‘My eyes were racing down the pages… had me guessing right up to the very end and I had tears in my eyes as I relived Charlie's last moments… exceptional… It's an addictive page-turner that begs time and again for just one more chapter until the whole book has been devoured and thoroughly enjoyed.’ The Book Magnet
‘Wow! What an amazing debut novel! Full of intense twists! Fantastic book to start off summer reading! Highly recommend.’ Loud and Proud Book Junkie, 5 stars
‘I loved this book, it grabbed me right from the beginning.' Beady Jans Books
'I genuinely struggled to put this book down… I can't recommend this book enough, it's made it to my favourites... I can't wait for more books to come from Louise Jensen… A well-deserved five stars from me.' Emporio Epidemic
'I couldn't put my Kindle down until I had answers!!… I wasn't sure which characters to trust and which to not trust… a 5 star book that would make a fantastic summer read!' Steph and Chris’ Book Review
'As the skillfully woven web of lies and deceit starts to untangle the author throws in a massive twist that I certainly didn't see coming… a definite must read for all psychological thriller fans and it's one of those books that deserves to be talked about.' The Haphazardous Hippo
'One of those books that you can't stop thinking about even when you're not reading it!!... the tension never seems to drop for one second!… an absolute treat, albeit a scary one, to read!! Highly recommended!' Books and Me!
'Just as I thought the story was wrapping up BANG! I was hit again with another twist. Brilliant! It is chilling and sinister and yet heart-breaking and tragic, and I felt really emotional on finishing it… I can’t wait to read more by Louise.' Bloomin Brilliant Books
'OMG I love this... one corker of a psychological thriller which ticked all the boxes for me giving it an easy 5 stars.' Chelle’s Book Reviews
'Hooked from the first page till the end... A gripping tale for fans of I Let You Go and The Girl on the Train. A must read.' Berlitz Chile
'I was left gaping… You cannot help but speed read through this novel. You have to know what happens.' Aloha Reviews
'I was hooked on the story from the word go.' Hollie in Wanderlust
‘A born storyteller.’ PETER JAMES
A stranger is just a killer you haven’t met yet... The SUNDAY TIMES bestseller returns with the next big thing to hit the shelves. If you haven’t discovered Paul Finch yet, this book will have you hooked.
Unknown, alone, and fearing for your life: as PC Lucy Clayburn is about to find out, going undercover is the most dangerous work there is.
But, on the trail of a prolific female serial killer, there's no other option – and these murders are as brutal as they come. Lucy must step into the line of fire – a stranger in a criminal underworld that butchers anyone who crosses the line.
And, unknown to Lucy, she's already treading it...
Dark, gritty and ALWAYS edge-of-your-seat. Paul Finch will leave fans of Rachel Abbott and MJ Arlidge gasping for more.
What readers are saying about Strangers:
‘A book that every crime fan needs to read.’ Book Addict Shaun
‘OMFG what a cracker of a story! Would I recommend this book? WTAF, are you serious? HELL YEAH I would!’ Crime Book Junkie
‘Crime fiction of the highest calibre.’ Grab This Book
‘Completely brilliant...the market is saturated with crime thrillers but I really believe that Strangers is one of the best books in the genre and Paul Finch one of the most talented writers.’ Linda’s Book Bag
‘Strangers is one hell of a read, full of adrenaline...there isn’t a single page that doesn’t make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.’ Chick Library Cat
‘A fast-paced and thrilling read...there is so much to keep the reader guessing.’ The Quiet Knitter
‘Life will not resume until you’ve solved the mystery...captivating, strong and bloody good.’ Gin, Books and Blankets
‘I seriously hope that this is the first book in a series because Lucy Clayburn is one hell of a woman.’ Bookaholic Swede
He's watching... He's waiting... Who's next? A thrilling serial killer read, not for the faint hearted, be prepared to be shocked... Perfect for the fans of Angela Marsons.
Buried in a woodland grave are a mother and her child. One is alive. One is dead.
DC 'Charlie' Stafford is assigned by her boss, DI Geoffrey Hunter to assist with the missing person investigation, where mothers and children are being snatched in broad daylight.
As more pairs go missing, the pressure mounts. Leads are going cold. Suspects are identified but have they got the right person?
Can Charlie stop the sadistic killer whose only wish is to punish those deemed to have committed a wrong? Or will she herself unwittingly become a victim.
A gripping, heart-stopping crime thriller, introducing new series character DC Charlotte 'Charlie' Stafford of the London Metropolitan Police.
What people are saying about Mummy's Favourite:
'This book hooked me in from the start'
'This is fast paced crime writing at its best'
'If you like stories that keep you on the edge of your seat then this is for you'
'Kept me guessing right up to the end'
Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she’s a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna’s hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet and school teacher Claire Penny can’t help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest.
As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna’s bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale behind them. Heartbroken, Claire knows she has to act. She must make Lorna safe.
Just when Claire thinks she has protected Lorna, a chance encounter brings enigmatic stranger Marianne Cairns into their lives. Marianne seems generous and kind but there is something about her story that doesn’t quite add up. Why does she feel so at home, and why is Lorna suddenly so unsettled?
Claire has risked everything to save Lorna. But what can save Claire from the shocking truth?
An utterly unputdownable and darkly compelling read that will have fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister, and Gone Girl absolutely hooked.
Even in a quiet Vermont town, unspeakable acts of the past can destroy the peace of the present.
In the remote pastoral hamlet of Canaan, Vermont, a high-profile legal case shatters the town’s sense of peace and community. Anger simmers. Fear and prejudice awaken. Old friends turn on each other. Violence threatens.
So when a young teenage girl is savagely murdered while babysitting at the house of the lead attorney in the case, Detective Sonja Test believes the girl’s murder and the divisive case must be linked.
However, as the young detective digs deeper into her first murder case, she discovers sordid acts hidden for decades, and learns that behind the town’s idyllic façade of pristine snow lurks a capacity in some for great darkness and the betrayal of innocents. And Sonja Test, a mother of two, will do anything to protect the innocent.
“Gripping, topical, and wrenching—everything you want in a top-flight mystery.”—Meg Gardiner, Edgar® Award-winning Author
Don’t. Trust. Anyone.
It was supposed to be a fresh start.
A chance to forget the past and embrace the future. But can you ever really start again?
Or does the past follow you wherever you go?
Steph and Mark have just moved house, trying to find a way forward after all the secrets, lies and betrayal.
But starting over isn’t always easy. Especially when someone will go to any lengths to make sure you never forget...
‘An excellent thriller that had me hooked from the start.’ – Katerina Diamond, author of The Teacher
Can you keep a secret?
‘Diamond is the master of gripping literature.’ EVENING STANDARD
The Queen of Grip-lit is back... All hail the new Queen of Crime!’ HEAT
‘A web of a plot that twists and turns and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. SUN
Can you keep a secret? Your life depends on it...
When Bridget Reid wakes up in a locked room, terrifying memories come flooding back – of blood, pain, and desperate fear. Her captor knows things she’s never told anyone. How can she escape someone who knows all of her secrets?
As DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles search for Bridget, they uncover a horrifying web of abuse, betrayal and murder right under their noses in Exeter.
And as the past comes back to haunt her, Grey must confront her own demons. Because she knows that it can be those closest to us who hurt us the most...
A short story and prequel featuring DCI Matilda Darke, star of Michael Wood’s darkly compelling crime series. Perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride, Mark Billingham and Val McDermid.
It’s Christmas in Sheffield. But not everyone is enjoying the festive season...
A man has been found brutally murdered in his own home. The victim is Iain Kilbride, a once-famous TV star who has faded into obscurity. All signs point to a break-in, but why has nothing been taken?
For DCI Matilda Darke, this is the perfect chance to prove her newly formed Murder Investigation Team are up to the task. Matilda suspects the clue to finding the killer lies in Iain’s past, but she’s about to discover how dark that past really is...
DS Katie Maguire and her team are stretched to their limit. A gang of dognappers is terrorising Cork. The city's drug trade is at an all time high. Now they have a missing girl to find too – and all in the glare of the media spotlight.
As Katie closes in on the truth, she realises that the three cases might be connected. But with every second she spends investigating, the clock ticks on for the missing girl, trapped in a living death...
What people are saying about LIVING DEATH:
'Riveted from start to finish'
'A first class detection novel'
'Amazing, the man is a genius'
'As always, brilliant'
Take One Deranged Killer. Add One Determined Cop.
You Get One Deadly Obsession…
From the moment he sees the young woman's body in her hotel bathtub, homicide detective Jack Murphy knows he's looking at a truly demented but brilliantly designed puzzle. She's been drained of blood. Missing her left hand--and the killer left a special message just for him. Hours later, he sees her severed hand arranged on a second victim's body. The newspaper has the gruesome details. The FBI has a theory. But only Murphy knows how hard he'll have to push--and how much he'll have to risk--to thwart the killer's twisted game.
Praise for Rick Reed and his novels
"Everything you want in a thriller: strong characters, plenty of gory story, witty dialogue, and a narrative that demands you keep turning those pages." --Book Reporter
"Like The Cruelest Cut, The Coldest Fear is Reed at his thriller best! Reed thrusts the boundaries of his story forward to bring us along on a ride we won't soon forget!" --Suspense Magazine
"As authentic and scary as crime thrillers get."--Nelson DeMille
"Put this on your must-read list."--John Lutz
"A jaw-dropping thriller."--Gregg Olsen
"A tornado of drama."--Shane Gericke
When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.
The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.
What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?
As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.
The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong, resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she's faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?
A page-turning thriller packed with suspense. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter, discover Rob Bryndza's new series today at a special launch price.
Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster.
She's fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes.
1. THE GIRL IN THE ICE
2. THE NIGHT STALKER COMING SOON
What people are saying about The Girl in the Ice
'I freakin' LOVED it! . . . Once in a while a book stops you in your tracks . . . this is THAT book!' Crime Book Junkie
'I loved, loved, loved this book and Erika Foster is most definitely my kind of heroine. She is smart, tenacious, direct and passionateI found the writing tight, evocative and enthralling. I CAN NOT wait for the next installment.' Angela Marsons
'A non-stop, edge-of-your-seat, rollercoaster of a thriller! The ending, oh the ending! My mind is still blown! This book does not disappoint!' The Book Addicted Boy
'Oh my gosh!...gripping, grimy, hardcore, thrilling. I was hooked!!!...I loved this bookYou Have GOT To Read This!' A Page of Fictional Love
'An intriguing web of lies, secrets and suspense. I really enjoyed getting to know DCI Foster and am already looking forward to the next book.' Mel Sherratt
'A compelling read once you've started, it's hard to put down.' Rachel Abbott
'Hands-down, one of the most exciting, dramatic, tense and compelling thrillers that I think I have ever read.' Bookaholic Confessions
'Absolute perfection!Boy are there some sharp turns! There were a few moments when I felt like I had it all figured out and I was so wrong! Fantastic book!' The Eternal Optimist
'The Girl In The Ice is a brilliantly clever crime thrillerHad me hurtling at full speed, until WHAM!!!! with an ending that just totally blew me away! An absolute must read for all you crime fanatics out there.' By The Letter Book Reviews
'Engaging, thought provoking, full of suspense this is one murder mystery you won't want to miss.' Erisea Magazine
'With a great plot that really digs into the depths of human nature and some fascinating characters that really were excessive shades of light and darkThe book keeps you guessing and on edge, you will think you have it ALL worked out, but the twisty reveal was very impressive, loved it.' Book Lover Cat Lady
'I found myself racing through the chapters. It has plenty of twists and turns, with enough red herrings to keep the reader captivated to the very last page, it's addictive, compulsive and much more.' The Book Review Caf_
Read what people are saying about The Girl With No Past
A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.
Leah Mills lives a life of a fugitive – kept on the run by one terrible day from her past. It is a lonely life, without a social life or friends until – longing for a connection – she meets Julian. For the first time she dares to believe she can live a normal life.
Then, on the fourteenth anniversary of that day, she receives a card.Someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed the life Leah has created.
But is Leah all she seems? Or does she deserve everything she gets?
Everyone has secrets. But some are deadly.
‘Couldn't turn the pages fast enough … one of the best books I've read this year.’ The Book Review Café
‘From the first chapter, the book keeps you guessing … an amazingly thrilling and gripping story … even better than The Girl on the Train.’ More Delight
‘It's one of these books where you just HAVE to read JUST a couple more pages.’ Library Thing
‘I loved this book! Twists and turns to keep you guessing!’ Snazzy Books
‘BLIMEY. This book is GRIPPY - I sat and read it over the course of a day and a night, purely because I couldn't put it down … It is FABULOUS.’Reading Room with a View
‘Wow! This book grabbed me from the very beginning! … To say this book is a page-turner would be an understatement! … Just brilliant!’ Chat About Books
‘It's perfection for a thriller.’ Chic Toronto
‘It kept me up all night and cost me my beauty sleep! … one of the best thrillers I have read this year.’ Books Are Man’s Other Best Friend
‘I read this book in one sitting as I could not bear to put it down … extremely compelling.’ Ajoobacats Blog
‘A gripping, psychological, heart-thumping, leave-you-guessing thriller … an amazing read! … It is chilling suspense with gripping mystery and an ending you never saw coming.’ Book Lovin’ Alicia
‘The story kept me wondering and trying to guess what the heck Leah did! I could not figure it out and when I finally found out at the end…………… HOLY HANNAH!!! I did NOT see that coming!!’ Fiction Addiction
‘This is one amazing read. What a journey I have been on with Leah Mills … I thought, OMG I do hope after all this tension and the stress level I have been under reading this, that the author makes it worth it. Oh she certainly made it worth it. Oh yes and with another punch toward the end for good measure. WOW. This was an awesome book.’ Sue and her Books
‘I love every twist and turn about this book. It's amazing and you'll never really see it coming … one of the best books of 2015 for me.’ Princess Primeah
‘One of the best books I have read this year, that kept me up well into the night … The Girl With No Past, is billed to those who are a fan of Gone Girland The Girl On The Train. (Having read both) I think this out shines the two … the story itself is phenomenal - honestly one of the best I have read, it really does outshine all other thrillers I have read.’ Afternoon Bookery
Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships.
No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong. They will make it work.
And whilst Jeanie’s step-daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just have to try harder to win her over.
But Jeanie has a past. A terrible secret she thought she’d buried a long time ago. And now, it’s coming to the surface, threatening to destroy her new marriage.
Someone is playing a terrifying game on Jeanie and she must put a stop to it once and for all.
After all, a fairytale needs a happy ending…doesn’t it.
A compelling, dark and twisty psychological thriller that will grip fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Teacher.
Readers are raving about The Stepmother:
‘It was so good I have been hiding in the toilet at work reading this on my phone as I needed to find out what happened!!…Dark and super twisty. A real page turner and I loved it.’ Consumer Reviewer
‘Loved it !!! My god the journey I went on while reading this…From beginning to end I was so hooked on this… Beyond 5 stars.’ (5 stars) Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
‘I don't believe many will be able to put this brilliant novel aside…really hooks you in on every level.’ (5 stars) Booklover Catlady
‘Tension and paranoia rides high in this gripping novel…Don’t start this late at night unless you plan on losing sleep…’ Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Foster Child
‘It's certainly a fast paced and taut thriller…which I guarantee once you start reading it you will find impossible to put down.’ (5 stars) The Book Review Café
‘An all-absorbing, chilling, psychological thriller. My husband could not prise my Kindle out of my hands the weekend I read this!’ (5 stars) Bloomin’ Brilliant Books
‘Incredible twists and turns that I didn't see coming…a great read that is full of tension that really hooks you in.’ The Coffee and Kindle
‘This one grabs you and doesn't let go... I read it in 3 hours because I simply had to find out what was happening!’ (5 stars) The Suspense is Thrilling Me
‘A clever, intense and fast-paced psychological thriller that left me on the edge of my seat until the very last page!’ Ginger Cat Blog
‘This is a terrifyingly twisted psychological thriller…a compelling read leading to a sleepless night for the reader.’ (5 stars) Strong Book Reviews
‘The Stepmother had me turning pages in a frenzy. I was desperate to find out where it was going! A cracking read.’ Cass Green – author of The Woman Next Door
‘ A dark, twisting thriller that shows all too well how you can never escape the sins of your past.’ Simon Kernick
‘An action packed fast paced psychological thriller with lots of characters with dark secrets.’ TBC on FB
When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time, it’s not her case.
While she fights to secure her place on the investigation team, Erika can’t help but get involved and quickly finds a link to the unsolved murder of a woman four months earlier. Dumped in a similar location, both women have identical wounds – a fatal incision to their femoral artery.
Stalking his victims online, the killer is preying on young pretty women using a fake identity. How will Erika catch a murderer who doesn’t seem to exist?
Then another girl is abducted while waiting for a date. Erika and her team must get to her before she becomes another dead victim, and, come face to face with a terrifyingly sadistic individual.
Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Last Breath will have you on the edge of your seat, racing to the final dramatic page.
Read what everyone is saying about the Erika Foster series:
‘I freakin’ LOVED it! . . . Once in a while a book stops you in your tracks . . . this is THAT book!’ Crime Book Junkie
‘A non-stop, edge-of-your-seat, rollercoaster of a thriller! The ending, oh the ending! My mind is still blown! This book does not disappoint!’ The Book Addicted Boy
‘Oh my gosh!...gripping, thrilling…I was hooked!!!...I loved this book…You Have GOT To Read This!’ A Page of Fictional Love
'Hands-down, one of the most exciting, dramatic, tense and compelling thrillers that I think I have ever read.' Bookaholic Confessions
‘Absolute perfection!…Boy are there some sharp turns! There were a few moments when I felt like I had it all figured out and I was so wrong! Fantastic book!…’ The Eternal Optimist
‘A brilliantly clever crime thriller…Had me hurtling at full speed, until WHAM!!!! with an ending that just totally blew me away! An absolute must read for all you crime fanatics out there.’ By The Letter Book Reviews
‘Dark, fast-paced and shot through with wit and psychological insight. I couldn't put it down.’ Mark Edwards
‘Erika is fast becoming one of my favourite detectives…I absolutely loved this heart-pounding, fast-paced, chilling crime thriller.’ The Book Review Café
‘Just when I thought it couldn't get any better...From the first page, we're sucked in with tension that had me holding my breath.’ The Suspense is Thrilling Me
'I think any fans of a good police procedural will become completely engaged in this series featuring a gritty and determined strong female lead.' Carrie's Book Reviews
'This book grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go till I got to the end.' Sincerely Book Angels
‘OH MY GOD! Just let me a take a moment while I catch my breath! I LOVED IT! WHAT A BOOK! WHAT AN AUTHOR! WHAT A READ!’ Emma the Little Bookworm
‘Electrifying!!! …the author has taken me on another thrilling, adrenaline-pumping ride … OMG!! What an amazing book!’ Relax and Read Book Reviews
The small city of Stockleigh is in shock as three women are brutally attacked within days of each other. Are they random acts of violence or is there a link between the victims? For Detective Eden Berrisford, it’s her most chilling case yet.
The investigation leads Eden to cross paths with Carla, a woman trying to rebuild her life after her marriage to a cruel and abusive man ended in unimaginable tragedy. Her husband Ryan was imprisoned for his crimes but, now he’s out and coming for her.
As Eden starts to close in on the attacker, she also puts herself in grave danger. Can she stop him before he strikes again? And can Carla, terrified for her life, save herself - before the past wreaks a terrible revenge?
An absolutely gripping and chilling police procedural which will hook fans of Angela Marsons and Rachel Abbott.
What readers are saying about the Eden Berrisford series:
‘Wow. What can I say? If you are looking for nerve-wracking and nail biting tension then look no further … Sherratt creates such heart-thumping action and narrative that I’m pretty certain my cat could hear mine beating in my chest … A nerve wrenching, nail biting 5 stars.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
‘Grabbed me straight from the off and didn’t let me go.’ By The Letter Book Reviews
‘The Girls Next Door is the perfect recipe for an exquisite crime thriller … Emotional, gritty and full of some OMFG twists, I dare you NOT to want to read this book!’ Crime Book Junkie
'This is a definite 5* read for me.' Angela Marsons
‘A heart-pounding, breath holding, twisty-turny read. I highly recommend this book.’ Caroline Mitchell
‘Mel Sherratt has a knack for writing accessible, likeable and fundamentally human characters ... I raced through it and couldn’t put it down as I reached the final few chapters!’ Bibliophile Book Club
‘Wow, this is one to get your heart racing! … a fast-paced and engaging read. Just brilliant!’ Chat About Books
‘Impossible to put down. This is a book that will make a Mel Sherratt fan out of any reader!’ Kitty Catalyst Bibliophile
Sarah is in a coma.
Her memory is gone - she doesn't know how she got there. And she doesn't know how she might get out.
But then she discovers that her injury wasn't an accident. And that the assailant hasn't been caught.
Unable to speak, see or move, Sarah must use every clue that she overhears to piece together her own past.
And work out who it is that keeps coming into her room.
A novel that grips from the very beginning and that will live long in the memory, The Last Thing I Remember is Deborah Bee's startling debut thriller.
In an old album there is a beautiful Victorian photo that captures three young sisters, staring silently at one another. Only the trained eye can see the truth hiding in plain view. One of the sisters is already dead.
Annie Ashworth is currently off duty. With her baby bump growing fast, she is under strict instructions to stay away from police work and look after herself, especially as she has a history of leading danger right to her door. So when her police officer husband, Will, is called to the discovery of a skeleton buried out in the local woods, Annie tries to keep out of the investigation. But as another body is discovered and her own niece suddenly goes missing, staying away just isn’t an option.
As Annie is soon to discover, a picture really does tell a thousand stories. But which one leads to a killer?
The gripping new detective thriller that will haunt you
Look out for more in the Annie Graham series:
1. The Ghost House
2. The Secrets of the Shadows
3. The Forgotten Cottage
4. The Lake House
5. The Girls in the WoodsPraise for the Annie Graham series
‘...the serial killer plot drew me in and I was able to read it in a day. The rest of the story was good with a few twists and turns that I didn't see coming.’ – Joanne on Goodreads for The Girls in the Woods
‘If you haven’t read any of the books in this series yet, you don’t know what you’re missing!’ – Splashes into Books
‘The Ghost House is the most exciting book I have read in a very long time, and would make an absolutely perfect Halloween read! Amazing début from Helen Phifer and I eagerly await more from her!’ – Judging Covers
‘It was an atmospheric, spooky read, ideal for the season.’ – I Heart Reading
‘The story constantly kept me on the edge of my seat. The Ghost House is a magnificent read and it's perfect for those who have a strong stomach and nerves of steel!’ – Librarian Lavender
‘I was really impressed. ... I was amazed how the author got inside of the mind of the serial killer and really showed you his psychotic thought processes.’ – Elder Park Book Reviews
‘The twists and turns are fascinating.’ – A J Book Review Club
Nine-year-old twins Abigail and Olivia vow never to be parted. But when Abigail goes missing from Blackwater Farm, DC Jennifer Knight must find her before it’s too late.
Twin sister Olivia has been mute since Abigail’s disappearance. But when she whispers in Jennifer’s ear, Jennifer realises it is Abigail’s voice pleading to be found.
A damp and decaying house set in acres of desolate scrubland, the farm is a place of secrets, old and new – and Jennifer must unravel them all in order to find the lost girl. But could Olivia’s bond with her twin hold the key to finding Abigail? And can Jennifer break through her silence in time to save her sister’s life?
A darkly gripping, page-turning thriller that will enthrall fans of Rachel Abbott, Alex Marwood’s The Wicked Girls and Mark Edwards.
What people are saying about The Silent Twin:
‘This was everything I hoped it would be and then some. Dark, dangerous, intense, and with a killer plot that held me completely captive, it is my favourite yet from Mitchell.’ Becca’s Books
Caroline Mitchell is one hell of an author! With every book in this fantastic series her writing just goes from strength to strength.’ Booklover Catlady
‘It'll take you on a heart-thumping, breath-taking rollercoaster of a ride and make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. I highly recommend this book, I loved it.’ Deecees's Books
‘A real page turner that makes the hair on your arms stand up. ’ Sean’s Book Reviews
‘Extremely well written, the suspense is palpable, and the last 20 pages or so are breathtaking…A really good whodunit with several suspects to keep the reader guessing.’ Strong Book Reviews
‘I actually read this in a morning and was completely glued. She has developed a style that just immerses the reader, totally absorbing and completely engaging. 5*/5’ Postcard Reviews
‘This book is FANTASTIC and I thoroughly enjoyed reading every single word of it. I was absolutely hooked from the word go…left my heart pounding and my brain whirring. Caroline’s writing style is quick paced, descriptive and is one that definitely keeps a reader’s interest…Definitely an author to get excited about. 5/5. ’ Hollie in Wanderlust
‘5 Stars …This book was amazing, I was instantly hooked…My jaw dropped so many times while reading. ’ Steph and Chris’s Book Review
‘By heck I was NOT disappointed…I read this book twice…totally wowed away all my expectations…bold, gripping and really confident …my number 1 book of the year…an awesome read…I could not put it down.’ Laura Prime Blog
NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU SCREAM
A psychotic killer terrorizing a small mountain town turns his sights on those hunting him.
Special Agent Cody Thomas, from the FBI’s Violent Crimes Unit in Los Angeles, takes a week off to do a little fishing, maybe a bit of hiking, in Big Bear.
Deputy Jilly Reid left the Central Homicide Unit of San Bernardino and moved up the mountain to get away from death. Handing out parking tickets and dealing with noise complaints is just fine with her.
No sooner does Cody hit town when he runs into Jilly and sparks fly, but there's no time waste. An incoherent call just came into dispatch. A fisherman down in Hunters Cove is carrying on about finding dead bodies. Lots of them.
Cody joins Jilly at the scene. What they find doesn’t belong in the sleepy little town. An underwater grave filled with the mutilated bodies of several women. Chained by their ankles to cinder blocks. Their long flowing tresses waving back and forth with the current. Their distorted faces crying out in a silent scream for all eternity. A serial killer has been using the lake as his own personal dumping ground.
Due to the advanced decomp of the deceased; Cody and Jilly know the victims have been in the water a long time. Naturally they assume the killer has moved on. Until someone starts taunting them with psychological games. Then women begin disappearing at an alarming rate.
Together they must stop this twisted killer or die trying.
One Monday morning, the body of a young pregnant woman is found. The same day, a mother and her son visit the house of Detective Lottie Parker, begging for help to find a lost friend.
Could this be the same girl?
When another victim is discovered by the same man, with the murder bearing all the same hallmarks as the first, Lottie needs to work fast to discover how else the two were linked. Then two more girls go missing.
Detective Lottie Parker is a woman on the edge, haunted by her tragic past and struggling to keep her family together through difficult times. Can she fight her own demons and catch the killer before he claims another victim?
The Stolen Girls is a gripping and page-turning thriller that will leave you breathless. Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni.
What people are saying about The Stolen Girls:
‘THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN A LONG, LONG TIME! If I could have given it ten stars I would have!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘A thrilling mystery with great characters and a dark and disturbing plot.’ Deja Read
‘A highly engrossing and very emotive story, tension which will keep you on the edge of your seat and not just chewing but chomping at those finger nails.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
‘I absolutely, totally and utterly blinking loved reading The Stolen Girls and I can’t wait to read more.’ Ginger Book Geek
‘Patricia has written another un-putdownable police procedural which is fast-paced and a page-turner of epic proportions.’ Sweet Little Book Blog
‘This is Patricia Gibney’s second novel, following her amazing debut, The Missing Ones. I gave The Missing Ones 5 stars, and I liked this one even better, but alas, Goodreads won’t let me give it 6 stars.’ Dark Twisty Books
‘What a book … Not once is there a lull in the action. Not once did I want to put it down.
Bring on the next Lottie Parker book.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm
‘Brilliant! Patricia Gibney has done it again! This author delivers every time, with every story!’ Renita D’Silva
‘A non-stop thrill ride! You won't want to get off!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I didn't think this could keep me as hooked and book one but by heck it did! Amazing, fantastic writing. I didn't want it to end!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Excellent book. Great storyline and characters. A real page turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I absolutely blitzed through this book. The style of writing makes it hard to put down and I vowed “just one more page” at least a hundred times. Another fantastic book from Patricia.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘You seriously do not want to miss it.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘This author is one to follow.’ Goodreads Reviewer
Laura Maxwell appears to have it all – perfect career, perfect husband, perfect life. But how well do you really know the people around you? All it takes is one tiny crack to shatter the whole façade.
A series of accidents causes Laura to believe that someone is deliberately targeting her, trying to harm her. Fear starts to pervade every part of her life, affecting her work and her marriage, and she feels increasingly isolated.
If no one believes Laura’s story, who will be there to protect her when her attacker closes in for the kill?
The murder of a young prostitute and a baby found abandoned on the same winter night signals the start of a disturbing investigation for Detective Kim Stone – one which brings her face to face with someone from her own horrific childhood.
As three more sex workers in the Black Country are murdered in quick succession, each death more violent than the last, Kim and her team realise that the initial killing was no one-off frenzied attack, but a twisted serial killer preying on the vulnerable.
At the same time, the search begins for the desperate woman who left her newborn baby at the station – but what at first looks like a tragic abandonment soon takes an even more sinister turn.
When another young woman goes missing, the two investigations bring the team into a terrifying, hidden world, and a showdown puts Kim’s life at risk as secrets from her own past come to light.
As Kim battles her own demons, can she stop the killer, before another life is lost?A gripping new crime thriller from the number 1 bestseller – you will be hooked until the final jaw-dropping twist.
Praise for Broken Bones:
‘Angela Marsons has yet again nailed and delivered an outstanding five star read. Broken Bones had me hook, line and sinker until the shocking end. The author certainly knows how to keep me on my toes until delivering a final punch that knocked me well and truly off my feet. Brilliant!’ By the letter Book Reviews
‘Captivating…Angela Marsons yet again drags you into the story and locks you in until the final word. I can honestly say this is my favourite book of the best British Crime Series I think I've ever read! If I could give it 6 stars I would.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Angela’s books touch on real storylines, and the ones here are both timely, hard-hitting and make for some emotional reading…Once again this is another faultless book from Angela Marsons who I firmly believe is in a league of her own in this genre.’ Book Addict Shaun
‘With an opening that will have you gripped from start to finish, I devoured it in a matter of hours - I simply couldn't put it down… I was literally on the edge of my seat with anticipation wanting to know what was going to happen next.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews
‘Marsons for me is the QUEEN of this genre. She knows how to add the human touch to each story and I just adore her. Bloody FABULOUS.’ Postcard Reviews
‘Angela Marsons is one of the most immensely talented writers out there; she has an exceptional skill in creating a cast of characters and a spider web of plots that will keep you glued to the book until it is finished. I'd strongly advise getting yourself well comfy before you start reading this as you are not going to move until you are done!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘An action-packed page turner with many twists and turns in a plot that is brilliantly written…This is a clever, realistic storyline that sucks you from the very first pages. I would have no hesitation in recommending this series to anyone, the quality of the writing never disappoints. Love it!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Marsons just gets better and better, her plots are slick, her writing intelligent, and her characters are like family… It's a sign of a phenomenal author to be able to create that connection between reader and character, and Marsons just has it… I cannot praise her writing enough. Broken Bones is utterly amazing. Buy it. Now.’ Emma the Little Book Worm
‘The suspense builds up so fast and I couldn’t wait to get to the end for everything to be revealed… this definitely my favourite book of the series so far!’ Stardust Book reviews
‘Simply brilliant. Firstly, the plot is amazingly good and keeps you hooked from the first page. I really didn’t see the ending coming and really really enjoyed this read…I read it in one day and feel bereft now I’ve finished it.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Angela Marsons is the only author that I put other books down for, to read hers when they come out. Did it live up to my expectations? Hell Yes!’ Nigel Adams Bookworm
‘Angela Marsons never fails, each one is as good, if not better than the last. I feel like I’m part of the team, totally immersed in the story. Keep it up, I can’t wait for the next one!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘A terrific plot with a real shockeroo of an ending…As always, the pace is fast as lightning, and the short chapters with their mini-cliffhanger endings make it so hard to put the book down… I will read anything and everything written by this author. If you have not started reading this series, you are really missing out.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Stunningly good are the words that spring to mind after finishing the book. It's dark, it's twisted and I couldn't put it down. I loved it...So when is the next one out? I'm ready!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk
‘Oh my word, she's done it again!!! I was on the edge of my seat reading this book, I loved how each chapter took you in a different direction to the last and often ended in a cliff hanger that made you want to continue to find out what happened next!’ The Introverted Mum
‘The storyline had loads of twists and turns…a real page turner. I couldn’t put it down…I would give this book ten stars if I could.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Kim Stone is without a doubt my favourite detective series and as soon as I get the latest book it immediately goes to the top of my reading list.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Angela Marsons can't write a boring chapter if she tried. Her Kim Stone series is one of the best. I had it all worked out...until I realized that I knew nothing. I can't wait for the next one.’ Goodreads reviewer
Praise for Angela Marsons D.I. Kim Stone series:
‘Hooked from the very first page...This is the best book I’ve read, by the best author on the shelves...I really can’t wait for the next one.’ Nigel Adams Book Worm (5 stars)
‘I could not put it down and was hooked in from page one to the very last word ... The plot is stunning. Very clever and very dark…A fantastic crime novel from one of my all-time favourite writers ever.’ Booklover Catlady (5 stars)
‘Gripping. I was captivated from the start, there is just no let-up...I wanted to read at every opportunity, fast-paced and blood pressure raising!...Angie Marsons is definitely one of my favourite authors, I just think the books are fantastic.’ Stef Loz Book Reviews (5 stars)
‘I read it in one gripping sitting as I just couldn't tear myself away...The Kim Stone series is one of the best crime series ever written...an incredibly powerful read, one that drew real emotion from me…There can't be a crime fan left in the world who hasn't discovered this series yet but if there is and you are one of them, go and read them all immediately.’ Book Addict Shaun (5 stars)
‘Read this book now, it is just that amazing...a gripping, unpredictable story...I couldn’t have been more hooked if I tried...some of the most vivid writing I've read, and I was feeling slightly queasy as I was reading as a result...unpredictable and completely absorbing.’ Rachel’s Random Reads (5 stars)
‘Brilliant...a terrifying, nail-biting finale where, once again, Kim proves how far she will go to protect her team. Ms. Stone is fast becoming one of the greats of detective fiction’ Go Buy the Book (5 stars)
‘Addictive...yet ANOTHER cracker to add to an already stunning series. This stomping great read from an exceedingly talented writer will have you furiously flipping the pages.’ Little Bookness Lane (5 stars)
‘My favourite read of the year so far...Wow, totally fantastic, beautifully written, dark, dangerous and emotional. This series gets better with each book, loved it. I give it 6 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk (5 stars)
‘Gripping...the best book in the series yet, and that takes some doing... grips you by the throat and doesn't let you go to the last heart-pumpingchapter...Would I recommend this book? Hell yes.’ The Book Review Café (5 stars)
‘One of the only people to make me cry [Angela Marsons] also takes me right to the edge of my very last nerve. Both from excitement and tension. Every. Flipping. Time. This is not a story for the faint-hearted...Best. One. Ever... (so far ;) ) Dark, troubled and tension-filled 5 stars. Big fat ones. Like, massive.’ Jen Med Book Reviews (5 stars)
‘Terrifying...I was genuinely surprised at the twist!...I stayed up late to finish this book and at the satisfying end, there was the same old question I know all DI Kim Stone fans have . . . when is the next one out??’ K.L. Slater
On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful socialite, Katie Bishop.
Roy Grace soon starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once. Has someone stolen his identity or is he simply a very clever liar?
As Roy Grace digs deeper behind the façade of the Bishops' outwardly respectable lives, it becomes clear that everything is not at all as it first seemed. Then he digs just a little too far, and suddenly the fragile stability of his own troubled world is facing destruction . . .
Not Dead Enough is the third bestselling title in the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series from the number one bestselling author Peter James.
For fans of Lee Child, John Grisham, and Michael Connelly
"Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too." —Lee Child , #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers
Tampa’s most charismatic Federal Judge, Wilhelmina Carson, returns in another fast-paced novel of mystery and suspense. War hero General Randall Andrews has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court and George Carson leads the fight to defeat him. When Andrews is found shot to death in his Tampa home, George is arrested for murder and Willa pulls out all the stops to free her husband in this second installment of the well-loved Judge Wilhelmina Carson Cases.
In another tale of suspense and one surprise after another, this tightly plotted, character-driven novel will give Judge Willa fans the sequel they’ve been waiting for. What, exactly, is George’s game? Realistic twists and turns keep readers engaged and guessing until the finale!
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Soon he would be able to touch her, to feel the warmth of her blood. And when the time came, nothing would stop him. As D.C. Jennifer Knight investigates a routine stabbing in the quiet town of Haven, she is shocked at what seems like a personal message from beyond the grave.
When more bodies are found, Jennifer is convinced the killings are somehow linked. What she discovers is more chilling than she could possibly imagine. The murders mirror those of the notorious Grim Reaper – from over twenty years ago. A killer her mother helped convict.
Jennifer can no longer ignore the personal connection. Is there a copycat killer at work? Was the wrong man convicted? Or is there something more sinister at play …
With her mother’s terrifying legacy spiralling out of control, Jennifer must look into her own dark past in a fight not only to stop a killer – but to save herself and those she loves.
A heart-stopping supernatural thriller to engross fans of Rachel Abbott, Paul Finch and James Oswald.
What reviewers are saying about Don’t Turn Around
‘With a brilliant cast of crime characters, and a plot that was enough to make me feel dizzy, this was a compelling book that I just couldn't get enough of. Every word, every page, every murder, every guess... I couldn't wait for the final piece of the jigsaw to fit into place… the word 'thrilling' just doesn't do this justice.’ Becca’s Books
‘This is a fantastically written story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and I really didn't want to put it down and was gutted when it ended but what an ending it was and one I didn't see coming at all.’ It’s All About the Books
‘This is a promising and well written supernatural detective story, with a surprising twist. One to look out for!’ Northern Crime
‘Loved this book! A strong, independent, smart heroine and a hair raising plot made this a read in one sitting book!’ Books for Avid Readers
‘It was truly a great read and well written… I recommend it to everyone that enjoys murder mysteries with a twist.’ Word Gurgle
In a little village in Lombardy, it's a cold November morning when Ami steps out of her house to go to school... and never comes back. As soon as her father raises the alarm, a frantic search begins. The investigation is led by Police Commissioner Sensi. His men immediately find a trail to follow, but it soon proves to lead nowhere. Three months later, Police Commissioner Sensi decides to visit Dr Claps, an old friend and a renowned criminologist, who guesses from his first few words the real reason for the visit. It's not just about Ami; she's not the only little girl to have disappeared.
What people are saying about MISSING:
'A brilliant gripping book I couldn't put down. It's going to be frustrating to wait for the next one!'
'Full of twists and turns, red herrings and an ending I never guessed'
'Kept me reading to the small hours, very enjoyable'
'I am not sure I am sufficiently experienced at reviewing to actually do this book justice, it was brilliant'
When police rescue five-year-old Jenna Thompson from the dark closet where she's been held captive for days, they tell her she's a lucky girl. Compared to the rest of her family, it's true. But even with their killer dead of an overdose, Jenna is still trying to find peace twenty-five years later.
But The Truth
On leave from her forensic artist job, Jenna returns to Nashville, the city where she lost so much. Instead of closure, she finds a new horror. Detective Rick Morgan needs Jenna's expertise in identifying the skeletal remains of a young child. The case jogs hazy half-buried memories--and a nagging dread that Jenna's ordeal hasn't ended.
Is Even Worse
Now other women are dying. And as the links between these brutal killings and Jenna's past becomes clear, she knows this time, a madman will leave no survivors. . .
This house has a past that won’t stay hidden, and it is time for the dead to speak.
Returning to Number 17, Coronation Square, Edie is shocked to find the place she remembers from childhood reeks of mould and decay. After her aunt Dolly’s death Edie must clear out the home on a street known for five vicious murders many years ago, but under the dirt and grime of years of neglect lurk dangerous truths.
For in this dark house there is misery, sin and dark secrets that can no longer stay hidden. The truth must come out.
Finding herself dragged back into the horrific murders of the past, Edie must find out what really happened all those years ago. But as Edie uncovers the history of the family she had all but forgotten, she begins to wonder if sometimes it isn’t best to leave them buried.
From the bestselling author of The Lost Child don’t miss The Silent Girls
An unforgettable and addictive story, perfect for fans of Lesley Thomson, Diane Chamberlain and Tracy Buchanan.What reviewers are saying about The Silent Girls
‘Whomever said it was somewhat like a Gone Girl or Girl on the Train story was absolutely spot on.’ – Melissa Winkelman (NetGalley)
‘Mysterious, dark and yet hopeful, this is beautifully written fiction.’ – Writing Round the Block
‘Ann Troup’s second novel is a tale that is expertly told. She is a brilliant storyteller... suspenseful and thrilling kept me glued.’ – Postcard Reviews
‘There is so much mystery and intrigue surrounding this house and the family that it’s hard to keep up and if the fast placed plot doesn't keep your interest then the many twists and turns certainly will.’ – My Reading Corner
‘The Silent Girls is a beautifully-written yet dark story with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.’ – Karen O’Hare (Goodreads)
‘If you can handle being kept up all night as there is a chance you might not want to put this book down, and a story that keeps you guessing right up until the very end then The Silent Girls is the book for you.’ – Books and Boardies
He will predict your life… and your death. Don’t ever cross his palm with silver. He will reveal your most shameful secrets. He will predict your death. He is hiding a secret. He is hiding a monster. And all his predictions come true.
Investigating a series of chilling murders, Detective Jennifer Knight finds herself tracking a mysterious tarot card reader known only as The Raven.
As the death toll rises, Jennifer and her team build a picture of a serial killer on the edge of sanity, driven by dark forces. But these are not random killings. And the method behind the madness could be the most terrifying thing of all …
Especially when it seems the death of one of their own is on the cards.
Time to Die is an absolutely gripping serial killer thriller with a breath-taking supernatural twist.
What readers are saying about Time to Die
‘Fan-bloody-tastic! I enjoyed this book so much that I forced myself to read slowly as I just could not bear for it to end … I thought the story was brilliant. The characters were creative and kept me hooked. The twists and turns kept me gasping for more… Could not recommend this book any more highly!’ Crime Book Junkie
‘Takes the reader on a creepy and thrilling roller coaster of a ride. It is the perfect mixture of crime and the supernatural. With a jaw dropping twist near the end, which I seriously did not see coming, this book is an absolute must read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews
‘One of my favourite five star reads of the last 12 months and I have read and reviewed 500 books over that period… I absolutely loved it for so many reasons, including the fact that it made for compelling reading and kept me intrigued from start to finish.’ Book Lover Catlady
‘I kept turning the pages long after I should have gone to bed. Top that off with a cracking twist that I didn't even spy until the last minute and you have a winner.’ Reading Room with a View
‘This is a well written supernatural detective story, with a surprising twist that I guarantee will keep you glued to the last page… at times I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough, it’s atmospheric, gritty and at times just plain scary, and what a twist at the end.’ The Book Review Café
‘Well done to Caroline Mitchell for writing one of the best sequels I have ever read. A truly gifted author who makes her characters feel real.’ Sean’s Book Reviews
‘Wow, what an amazing book with such a different twist – I loved it … I love this genre and have read a lot of crime/serial killer thriller books and this has to be one of the best that I have read this year.’ Donna’s Book Blog
‘There is a HUGE twist at the end of the story that I really didn't see coming and had me reading through the chapter as quickly as I could, I was so eager to find out what happened… Caroline's writing style is brilliant - descriptive, fast-paced and gripping and it is a book I thoroughly enjoyed. I'd strongly recommend this to anyone wanting a creepy, gripping crime thriller to sink their teeth into.’ Little Northern Soul
‘There are lots of page-turning scenes throughout as well as an ending that I didn't see coming taking me completely by surprise. Loved it.’ Word Gurgle
‘A highly effective, gritty crime thriller with a paranormal twist with one of the best villains ever.’ Confessions of a Book Reviewer‘Caroline Mitchell delivers a corker of a book! It kept me up until the early hours.’ Bye the Crime
Moving from the heart of the city of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for born townies, Ollie Harcourt, his wife, Caro, and their twelve-year-old daughter, Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House - a huge, dilapidated, Georgian mansion - they are filled with excitement. Despite the financial strain of the move, Ollie has dreamed of living in the country since he was a child, and with its acres of land, he sees Cold Hill House as a paradise for his animal-loving daughter, a base for his web-design business and a terrific long-term investment. Caro is less certain, and Jade is grumpy about being removed from all her friends.
But within days of moving in, it soon becomes apparent that the Harcourt family aren't the only residents in the house. At first it is only a friend of Jade, talking to her on Facetime, who sees a spectral woman standing behind her. Then there are more sightings of her, as well as increasingly disturbing occurrences in the house. Two weeks after moving in, Caro, out in the garden, is startled to see faces staring out of an upstairs window of the house.
The window of a room which holds the secret to the house's dark history . . . a room which does not appear to exist . . .
1950: Tufty the clown is a circus favourite, drawing fans from miles around. But behind the painted white face, the upturned red lips and bouncy wig, there lurks something far more sinister...
Present Day: When Walter discovers an old clown suit, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to it. Putting on the suit feels electric, but that’s when the voices in his head get louder, and suddenly, he finds himself acting in ways he never would have imagined.
Police officer Annie Ashworth is enjoying her maternity leave spending time with baby Alfie. Until there is a new serial killer on the loose in Barrow, which might explain the cold presence she senses in her house. She’s sure a spirit needs to be put to rest, and she’s always been right in the past. But who is the man in the mask who haunts her nightmares? And why is he wearing a clown suit...What reviewers are saying about THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK
‘Read this with the lights on!’ - Cayocosta72
‘If you haven’t read any of the books in this series yet, you don’t know what you’re missing!’ – Splashes into Books
Panic strikes the Granite City...
When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City’s history.
Twenty years ago ‘The Flesher’ was butchering people all over the UK – turning victims into oven-ready joints – until Grampian’s finest put him away. But eleven years later he was out on appeal. Now he’s missing and people are dying again.
When members of the original investigation start to disappear, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae realizes the case might not be as clear cut as everyone thinks...
Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that’s certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again.
Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder.
Everybody needs good neighbours...
Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa’s daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven’t been so close.
Hester has plans to change all that. It’s obvious to her that despite Melissa’s outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester’s help.
But taking help from Hester might not be such a good idea for a woman with as many secrets as Melissa...
‘A web of a plot that twists and turns and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. This formidable debut is a page-turner, but don’t read it before bed if you’re easily spooked!’ SUN
You think you know who to trust? You think you know the difference between good and evil? You’re wrong ...
The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall.
Hours earlier he’d received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end.
As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again.
But as they’re drawn into a network of corruption, lies and exploitation, every step brings them closer to grim secrets hidden at the heart of their community.
And once they learn what’s motivating this killer, will they truly want to stop him?
SMART. GRIPPING. GRUESOME.
This is a psychological crime thriller in a class of its own.
WARNING: Most definitely *not* for the faint-hearted!
Three went in; one came out. For five years, no trace has been found of two high-school friends who went hiking in the woods near Nashville. The third teen, Amber Ryder, was discovered at the bottom of a ravine with a broken arm, head trauma—and zero memory of the horror that put her there.
WILL PUT YOU
What started as a cold case has become a fresh hell for forensic technician Georgia Morgan. Another woman’s body is found in the woods, and it leads to the missing teens’ remains. But while Georgia works with Amber to try and reawaken her memories, her gut tells her the worst is yet to come.
AT A KILLER’S MERCY
Homicide Detective Jake Bishop can’t be sure whether Amber is an expert manipulator or the killer’s next target. Either way, he’s determined to protect Georgia. Because the deeper she digs into the past, the deadlier the secrets that emerge, and a nightmare years in the making is about to come to a bloody, terrifying end…
Praise for Mary Burton’s You’re Not Safe
“Burton once again demonstrates her romantic suspense chops with this taut novel.”--Publishers Weekly