Theo Pearce went missing over twenty years go. The
Aboriginal teenager vanished off a country road in the heartland of Australia’s Western District.
Ewan Boyd returns to his hometown for a school reunion. There he reconnects with a boyhood friend, Freddie Stokie, Theo’s uncle. Ewan is Freddie’s last hope and he threatens to unearth a shared secret if Ewan doesn’t comply with his demand to find out what happened to Theo.
Ewan’s investigation into people who have “gone missing” in the sheep growing country of southwestern Victoria reveals a hidden world of established, but waning, political power. As Ewan learns more from his past, he puts at risk ….
The author, John Henry, uses personal insights, gleaned from growing up in a small county town “out west”, to confer an unsettling authenticity to his characters.
Lured by the mysterious Contessa di Albertosi, Steane soon finds himself caught up in a web of lies and deceit. With no job and a gambling habit to maintain, he can't resist the offer of enough money to solve all of his problems. All he has to do is travel to Greece and track down a long buried secret. But Steane isn't the only one searching...
A Jayne McCartney short story
Hot on the trail of a missing Chihuahua called Cupid, private eye Jayne McCartney discovers that love can come with a bite, and that even the simplest of investigations can turn rabid...
For readers who like their crime with a drop of romance and a bite of humour.
***This is a short story, which you can also buy as part of the Love...Maybe Eshort Collection***
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When April joins a support group for young widows, she’s looking for answers after her husband’s sudden death. What she finds instead is a group in turmoil.
Set up by well-meaning amateurs, the founders are tussling for control of the group, and everyone’s on edge. Added to that, secret relationships springing up between members and another new member, Nick, seems more than a little bit shady...
But the most dangerous secret of all? Not all members are who they seem to be. And they’ll go to any lengths to hide the truth...
An Iranian physics genius in hiding wants to give the west his world-changing theories, but will only give them to Micky Wilde, whose beauty once charmed him. The only problem? Micky is dead. Logan Wilde involved his wife in his grim business and it got her killed. For Logan the guilt runs deep.
Sahara Taylor-Hughes is a San Francisco beachbum with a life and personality a million miles different from Micky’s caustic ways, but she is Micky’s double in appearance. Duped into playing Micky to get the plans, Sahara destroys what little peace Logan has left.
Zaram, a potent renegade terrorist, learns of the plans. He will hold the western world to ransom if he gets them first. Logan must help Sahara beat Zaram, collect the plans and make sure she stays alive, or else lose his mind…and his heart.
This romantic suspense novel is part of the Romantic Thrillers Collection.
Fatal Wild Child
Praise for Dead Double
When Rachel Porter’s estranged mother dies, she returns to her family home filled with dread about having to face her past, and the people who populated it.
Little does she know that there are dead bodies waiting to be discovered, and a lifetime of secrets are about to unravel.
Secrets kept by her mother, the liar.
From the author of The Lost Child, and The Forgotten Room. Perfect for fans of The Secret Mother and Linda Green.
Praise for The Forgotten Room:
‘Addictive. A first-class page-turner.’ Lisa Hall
‘One of the best books I’ve read in ages.’ Amazon Reader
‘Creepy, dark and twisty!’ Amazon Reader
‘A dark and twisted novel that had me guessing and second guessing the ending through out.’ Amazon Reader
‘I couldn't put this book down – gripping to the end.’ Amazon Reader
Apparitions may be the funniest thriller of the millennium, or it might merely be the wisest, sexiest and most provocative book of the century. The critics are split. You decide.
In the small town of Tucker’s Corner, Oregon, a bank manager is killed because he found some information about payoffs from Esteban Fernandez to a very high-level member of the United States Government. The banker had time to mail out three copies of this dangerous information before he died.
He mailed a copy to himself.
He mailed a copy to his ex-wife.
And he mailed a copy to his old friend in the city…a man that has a security company that bears his name.
The banker mailed the information to Jim Dandy Security.
Two of the three recipients of the information are dead, and so is the Tucker’s Corner Postmaster.
Jim quickly finds out that this information is deadly, and he finds that he’s in way over his head. He calls in some favors from his competition.
This time, it isn’t Jim Dandy to the rescue. It’s Justice Security, and the situation has never been deadlier.
Take four people that have been friends since college. Add a desire to protect others. Toss in a fun-loving look on life, and mix with a dash of a not-quite-by-the-book way of doing things, and what do you have?
The partners of Justice Security.
They are Joey Justice, after whom the company was named, Misty Wilhite, the love of Joey’s life, Dexter Beck, the martial arts master and computer nerd, and Percival “King Louie” Washington, who bears a striking facial resemblance to a particular cartoon character.
In this introductory story, the partners provide security for a society dog show with unexpected death coming from an unknown source. They also provide security for a Heavyweight Boxing Championship that has no challenger, and they are hired to investigate the deaths of two innocent teens. Those deaths are tied into a government contract, and, through an unfortunate accident, they make a mortal enemy of an insane Mexican drug cartel leader.
They are aided by their government liaison – FBI Agent Marcus Moore. But with the situation turning darker by the minute, can these four unlikely heroes continue to stay alive?
Inspired by the classic song performed by Three Dog Night, T. M. Bilderback’s Mama Told Me Not To Come is an adventure that you won’t forget!
Nine stories quickening heartbeats.
Recoil by Shawn Jones
Artillery & Apparitions by DJ Tyrer
The Night Clock by Kevin Wetmore
Feeding the Machine by Matt Kolbet
372 by Keith Keffer
All That Lies by IE Castellano
When Voices Call by Thomas Beck
Whitehall Down by DJ Tyrer
Curtains by Fred Adams, Jr.
As a midwife at the Sydney Harbour Hospital, there’s nothing more exciting than being present at the birth of a baby. But being around newborns night and day only emphasizes the fact she doesn’t have a family of her own. At thirty, her biological clock is ticking and she can’t help but remember the baby she chose to abort all those years ago…
But then her father disappears in mysterious circumstances and babies are the last thing on her mind. Where has he gone and why has he left without telling her? She’s his only child. They keep in regular contact. He would have told her he was going away…
Concerned, Morgan arrives back in her hometown and immediately runs into sinfully good-looking, Detective Sergeant Colt Barrington. She hasn’t seen him since college and there’s a good reason for that… He’s the father of the baby she never had…
But her father has disappeared and Morgan wants to know why. Will she turn to her ex-lover in the hopes he can find her father, or will they both end up regretting the fact Morgan O’Brien is back in town…?
This is the chilling true story of a woman trapped in a devastating relationship as she tries to prove her love – over and over again.
Within days of spending their first evening together, Alice and Joe were talking about getting married and spending the rest of their lives with each other. Everything about Joe seemed perfect, and Alice was the happiest she’d ever been.
Then one day Joe saw a message on her phone from an old love, and that changed everything. He ignored Alice’s explanations and desperate pleas. And soon the violence and abuse began.
As she attempted to prove to Joe that he really was her world, Alice gave up everything that mattered to her, including her family, her friends and her job. But still it wasn’t enough.
Then the ‘challenges’ started, and finally Alice dared to hope that this time, maybe this time, Joe might just believe she loved him ...
But recently something has gone seriously wrong, and 'Byron' seems to have lost form disastrously. Is it simply the pressure at the top of the game he can't handle? Or is there something else?
Ross Armstrong, sent out to assess him for a possible transfer back to England, is puzzled. But as Armstrong delves deeper he finds himself being drawn into an off-the-field drama of deception, tragedy and violence.
Nobody in Barbara Marsden’s family knows about her past, least of all her daughter Helen. But someone wants the truth to come out.
When Helen discovers a sinister note at Barbara’s house, she can’t understand who would want to threaten her mother. She’s determined to find out who sent it, but soon realises her search might hurt her own family and put Barbara at risk...
What really happened all those years ago? And who is going to end up paying the price?
A gripping family drama of love and betrayal, perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Kerry Fisher and Adele Parks.
Readers love Joanne Sefton:
‘There’s more twists and turns in this story than a country road. What a read.’ Amazon Reviewer
‘This is one of those books you don’t want to end but can’t wait to find out what happens next!’ Amazon Reviewer
‘Well-paced thriller that quickly draws you in and keeps you guessing.’ Amazon Reviewer
‘Tense, warm, funny and insightful and never a lull.’ Amazon Reviewer
‘Definitely a 5 out of 5.’ Amazon Reviewer
‘Absorbing, shocking and thought-provoking. I enjoyed every minute.’ Amazon Reviewer
'INTENSELY ATMOSPHERIC AND CREEPY' Heat
'EXTRAORDINARY. SHOCKING, YET SUBTLE, THE MENACE DRIPS OFF EVERY PAGE . . . AN ALMOST UNBEARABLY GOOD READ' Caz Frear, Sunday Times-bestselling author of SWEET LITTLE LIES
Every year, on the same night in July, a woman is taken from the streets of London; snatched by a killer who moves through the city like a ghost.
Addie has a secret. On the morning of her tenth birthday, four bombs were detonated across the capital. That night her dad came home covered in blood. She thought he was hurt in the attacks - but then her sister Jessie found a missing woman's purse hidden in his room.
Jessie says they mustn't tell. She says there's nothing to worry about. But when she takes a job looking after the woman's baby daughter, Addie starts to realise that her big sister doesn't always tell her the whole story. And that the secrets they're keeping may start costing lives . . .
MORE PRAISE FOR THE JULY GIRLS:
'The July Girls broke my heart, but it was also brilliant and thrilling and moving and absorbing' Laura Marshall, author of FRIEND REQUEST
'I loved Phoebe Locke's last book, but this one is even better. Stunningly original with a protagonist you'll love' Jane Fallon, author of FAKING FRIENDS
'A corker. Twisty and haunting' C. J. Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN
'Phoebe Locke has knocked it out of the park once again with THE JULY GIRLS. Atmospheric and beautifully written, it really is stunningly good' Cass Green, author of IN A COTTAGE IN A WOOD
'Chilling, gripping and unputdownable, with a wonderful protagonist - a must-read this summer' Karen Hamilton, author of THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND
'A stunningly original coming-of-age thriller . . . A triumph!' Emily Gunnis, author of THE GIRL IN THE LETTER