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DI Kelly Porter knows some people will risk everything to get ahead. But when the truth comes out deadly prices are paid...

After a scandal forces DI Kelly Porter out of the Met, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. Crimes in the Cumbrian constabulary tend to be of the minor sort, but Kelly begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community – the abduction and brutal murder of ten-year-old Lottie Davies.

Meanwhile, Kelly is also investigating two seemingly straightforward crimes: a case involving an illegal immigrant, and a robbery following the death of local businessman Colin Day. But evidence comes to light that reveals a web of criminal activity beyond anything Kelly imagined. Behind the veneer of sleepy, touristy towns lies a dark and dangerous underworld. As Kelly threatens to expose those with much to lose, she risks paying the ultimate price to get to the truth...

Don’t miss this taut and gripping debut from a crime writer to watch. Perfect for fans of Carol Wyer, Patricia Gibney and Angela Marsons.

Praise for Dark Game

‘The investigations come to a dangerous conclusion. Be prepared to be taken on a journey’ 5* Reader review

‘DI Kelly Porter, a modern day kickass superhero lady!’ 5* Reader review

'Definitely following this author for future work! I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing more of DI Kelly Porter!' Book Lover Reviews

‘A dark and gritty fast paced thriller with a twisty turny, interwoven plot that had me excited to reach the climax’ Gemma’s Book Nook

'It grabbed me from the first word... I absolutely loved Kelly’s character! ... I loved everything about this book and was genuinely disappointed to have finished it. I would highly recommend this one!' Stardust Book Reviews

'The story is frighteningly realistic; the crimes, as they take place are described brilliantly... the next one can’t come soon enough.' Nigel Adams Book Worm

'Will keep you up all night... This is a must-read book.' Karen's World

'What an exceptional story... It's gripping and definitely a page-turner... I was completely hooked and struggled to put the book down.' Book Lover Reviews

‘What a fantastic read! I loved this book, the characters were interesting and likeable and I can't wait for book 2! The plot was exciting and full of emotion and twists, it was just a really great book that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ NetGalley reviewer

‘I could not put it down and it's a refreshing change to have a police female lead who is positive but normal! A new role model in the making’ 5* Reader review

‘She shivered, though the kitchen was warm. Icicles of foreboding trickled down her spine. With trembling hands she whipped back her hair at the nape of her neck. As she turned away from the window, she missed the shadow passing by.’


One dark winter’s morning, bride-to-be Cara Dunne is found hanging in her home, dressed in her wedding dress, with a lock of hair removed. Detective Lottie Parker is first on the scene. Looking at Cara’s bruised and battered body, she wonders who could have hated her enough to kill her at the happiest time of her life.


The case takes a darker turn that afternoon with another shocking discovery – the broken body of a second young woman, pushed from the roof of the hospital where she worked. Fiona Heffernan was also due to be married, and her body is clad in a wedding dress, a lock of her hair cut off.


The killings seem so personal that Lottie is convinced the girls have been killed by someone they knew. When she goes to break the news to Fiona’s family, she’s on the alert for anything suspicious. But then she makes a discovery that causes her blood to run cold – Fiona’s eight-year-old daughter Lily didn’t return home from her dance recital that afternoon. Terrified that Lily will be the next victim of a twisted and dangerous individual, Lottie takes the case into her own hands, risking her life when she comes face-to-face with the killer…


If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be hooked by this heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Broken Souls will keep you guessing until the very last page!


Read what everybody is saying about Broken Souls:


‘Brilliant as always and totally addictive and I loved it!!... This is a thrill a minute police procedural that just doesn’t let up, so many twists and lots going on it really is unputdownable but that comes as no surprise as every book in this series has been a 5 star read … Patricia Gibney as always writes a superb story never letting up on the action and once more providing us another 5 star read and highly recommended. ‘ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I have to say I got very excited when I saw book 7 was out in the Detective Lottie Parker series, it’s no secret that I love these books… How much can one woman take… Another great police procedural twisty mystery to get your teeth into, I cannot fault these books ever, it has it all… Murder, love drama, family dramas…. How Lottie Parker is still a sane woman is beyond me!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I am a huge huge fan of Patricia Gibney. I feel like I’ve known Lottie Parker for years and I’m rooting for her… I loved this book. The perfect continuation of her story. So many twists and turns… no clue where the book is heading until the end. This is my all-time favourite series… if you haven’t read Patricia yet you’re in for a treat as you have 7 books to read. Highly recommend!!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I am a big fan of this series so was delighted to get an ARC of this book. As always there is a good balance between the personal life of the main characters and the crimes they are investigating… I really enjoyed this book and look forward avidly to the next one.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Read what everyone is saying about Patricia Gibney:


‘AMAZING, BRILLIANT, THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN A LONG LONG TIME!!! It's not often I've been left speechless after reading a book but this time I was!!!… From the very start I was gripped and couldn't put it down!!!… If I could have given it ten stars I would have!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rory is waiting at the door of the pre-school – a painted picture of his mother Susan in his small hand. But Susan isn’t going to see the picture, because she has vanished.


Susan Wheeler is a devoted mother. She would do anything for her three children. She drops them off and picks them up every single day. Until one day when Susan kisses them goodbye and then never comes to pick them up.


Susan’s mother Mary is worried. Susan is recently divorced and has been finding things hard recently, but she loves her kids – she’d never leave them.


Susan’s sister Clare is furious. It’s just like her to go missing. It’s not the first time, either. Susan has always been a troublemaker. Always seeking attention. She knows Susan has been lying to the family for years. And she knows that Susan has been sneaking out of her family home for weeks…


As the hours turn into days, even Clare becomes fearful for Susan. And, when Mary discovers Susan’s diary, she begins to uncover a dark secret from her childhood. Something no one in the family knew. When the final diary entry leads the police to a man who is discovered dead in a local park, they’re left wondering whether Susan has vanished because she is a victim. Or because she is a suspect…


An explosively compelling crime thriller from bestselling author Carla Kovach – if you love Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love Her Dark Heart.


What readers are saying about Her Dark Heart:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my!! This was such a great book that I just could not put it down!!... So suspenseful, dark and creepy good. So many twists and turns It just kept on like a roller coaster ride until the very end.’ Netgalley Reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book blew me away!!’ Crossroad Reviews


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a book! Let me take a minute to catch my breath!... Fast-paced and easy to read, this is a thrilling, chilling tale.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another cracker from Carla Kovach! This series gets better and better... Yes, Carla Kovach has wowed with another fantastic story.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a MUST read! I HIGHLY suggest that you read that you read all of the Gina Harte books!!!’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Detective Gina Harte has become one of my favourite female lead characters.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Really quick to get into and fast paced… Another 5-star read for me.’ Netgalley reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Detective Gina Harte has become one of my favourite female lead characters.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! As always, Carls has done it again!... Nothing less than 5 stars from me!’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Engrossed from the first page… I read it in a day!’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another brilliant episode in this series.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an exciting thriller! Definitely one of my favorite books of 2019!’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Why, oh why did it have to end? I love Gina, I love her team, I love all of the books in this series… Absolutely amazing read.’ Netgalley reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read.’ Blue Moon Blogger


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Excellent read. 5 Stars.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a fast-paced, enjoyable yet thrilling story that had me gripped to the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Plenty of action, suspense, a great mix of characters and a final, shocking reveal that I didn’t see coming.’ Goodreads reviewer

Her head throbbed as she stumbled up the stairs. Music vibrating and the sound of partygoers fill her head as she walks into one of the dark, empty rooms. As she sits on the bed, she hears the unmistakable sound of the door locking behind her. She is not alone.


The body of college student Chrissie Lowe lies curled into a ball – long red cuts along her arms suggesting how she had met her death. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.


Purplish bruising on Chrissie’s upper arms and thighs make Jenna believe there is more to Chrissie’s death than others suspected, and she soon finds herself following the trail of the student’s last few moments, leading her to the scene of a party that had ended just hours before Chrissie’s body was found.


When Jenna hears reports that Chrissie was seen going into the bedroom of a college football star, she knows that finding out what went on behind that closed door could be the key to finding out how Chrissie ended up dead. But then another partygoer dies in an apparent accident at the campus gym just hours later, and Jenna is convinced the deaths are connected.


Facing a wall of silence from the student population, Jenna has to act fast to find the killer, but soon another student is found dead on the campus. As Jenna sends in one of her deputies undercover, she prays that she hasn’t just sealed his fate. Can she find the killer before any more lives are taken?


Fans of Lisa Regan, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott will love this totally gripping page-turner from bestselling crime author D.K. Hood. You won’t be able to put it down!


What readers are saying about Break the Silence:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow. Wow. Wow. D.K. Hood has nailed it again… I just can’t get enough of this series.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely love this author and series… Excellent read.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG…. I literally devoured this book and it had me at the edge of my seat the whole time. It gripped from the outset.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh Lordy, what a cracking read!... The main plot is excellent with lots of twists and turns and I didn’t for a moment see who was committing the murders.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘D.K. Hood has done it again. Absolutely brilliant!!’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down – 5 stars from me! I absolutely love this series.’ Netgalley reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is the best of the series so far… so well written that I had no clue who it was and was shocked by the reveal.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘It will grab you from the turn of the first page and won’t release you until the very last. Strap in and get ready for the ride, it’ll be one rollercoaster you will not want to get off!!!’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Amazing book! Held my attention from the start to the very end. Plenty of suspense, twists and turns.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely love this series. You are brought in several different directions before a cracking end.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a cracking book this is.’ Netgalley reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is my favourite series featuring American Police Officers… A brilliant read.’ Nigel Adams Book Worm


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Black Rock Falls is not for the faint hearted!... I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys curling up with a very good crime story.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant. A very cleverly written thriller that I read in one sitting.’ Netgalley reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG another page-turner… The tension and suspense had me stuck to my seat… Another must-read in this addictive and fantastic series.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Very well written… The author has you guessing until the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer

In the stark light of dawn, the young couple are laid out on their backs by the dying campfire, their hands clasped between them. Their eyes are open, but their hearts are cold…


When a park ranger stumbles across the bodies of Valerie and Tyler Yates by a creek in the small town of Denton, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. Still reeling from the news that her abusive mother is dying, Josie suspects this is more than just accidental poisoning, and she’s right: someone jammed a crudely carved pendant necklace down Valerie’s throat before she died.


Combing the area, Josie’s team discover a third sleeping bag indicating there could have been an extra guest around the fire that night. A lucky escape? A missing victim? Or a suspect on the run? Finding this person is the key to the entire investigation…


Trawling the couple’s photo albums for clues, Josie can’t imagine why anyone might want to harm these smiling, carefree young lovers. Until a face in one of the pictures stops her in her tracks and leads her to a farmhouse hidden deep within the forest – a special place where people go to escape, and to hide. There they meet a young girl with frightened eyes and bandaged wrists who knows more than she is saying. But the next day she’s found dead, choked with a matching necklace…


With her mother’s life hanging by a thread, Josie has an impossible decision to make. But first she must find the meaning of the pendant and catch this twisted killer before another innocent life is taken. Is she already too late?


An addictive and gripping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Readers who love Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and Rachel Caine will be sleeping with the lights on after this rollercoaster of a read.


Readers adore Cold Heart Creek:

‘OMG… WOW WOW WOW!!!! This book is just fantastic. Totally gripped me from the first page to the last. This story takes you on a cracker of a ride, a ride that I didn't want to end. I was totally immersed in the story... I love everything there is about Lisa Regan’s books. I cannot recommend highly enough this page turner of a book. 5 stars all the way. Just wish I could give it more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Amazing story… one heck of an intriguing mystery!... As soon as I started reading, I didn't want to put it down! It's like you're right there with Josie and her team and you can almost feel the same exhaustion that they do… I just love this series and I have no idea how I'm going to make it until the next book comes out!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars


‘Perfect, wonderful and brilliant!!... her best one yet… astounding… everything you want in a police procedural with a whole lot more… so well written, the characters are all totally believable and none of it is ever predictable… much, much more than just a crime novel and each book is a 5 star read and more. So totally recommended. Lisa Regan you are a star, it’s a fabulous read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘You cannot think about anything else except finishing it and getting all the answers… a perfectly paced and plotted police procedural that you do not want to miss!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow, this was a great book! I read it in one sitting. I could not put it down… There are so many twists and turns. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend this book. I give it 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘GO AND READ THIS NAIL-BITING, UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

In the darkness of a cold December morning, Detective Kim Stone steps through the doors of Halesowen Police Station. She’s about to meet her team for the first time. The victim of her next case is about to meet his killer…


When the body of a young man is found beheaded and staked to the ground in a secluded woodland area of the Clent Hills, Kim and her new squad rush to the crime scene.


Searching the victim’s home, Kim finds a little girl’s bedroom and a hidden laptop, but where is the child? And why does the man’s own sister seem relieved that he’s dead?


As Kim begins to unearth the shocking truth about the victim, a disturbing resemblance is spotted with the recent murder of a man found beneath the staircase of Redland Hall with multiple stab wounds.


Both these men had dark secrets and Kim discovers a link to a women’s shelter. As a child of the care system herself, Kim knows all too well what it means to be vulnerable. Could the shelter be the key to cracking this case?


With the killer about to strike again, Kim is in deep water with a rookie squad. Inexperienced Stacey is showing signs of brilliance but struggling to hold her nerve and, while D.S. Bryant is reliable and calm, D.S. Dawson is a liability. With his home life in pieces, his volatile behaviour is already fracturing her fragile new team.


Can Kim bring Dawson in line and pull her crew together in time to catch the killer before another life is taken? This time, one of her own could be in terrible danger…


Discover where it all began for Kim and her team. An absolutely heart-stopping mystery thriller that will keep you glued to the pages, reading late into the night. Perfect for Kim Stone fans and new readers to the million-copy bestselling series.


A detective hiding dark secrets, Kim Stone will stop at nothing to protect the innocent.


Read what everyone is saying about First Blood and the Detective Kim Stone series:


‘I cannot begin to tell you how god damn good it is. First Blood is so bloody brilliant and so gripping… totally blown my mind…Without a doubt one of my best reads this year leaving me with a book hangover.’ Baker’s Not So Secret Blog⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘A great introduction to the best crime series on the shelves right now… I loved this book from cover to cover…a brilliant read which will have people turning the pages at a feverish rate. This is a second chance for those of us who follow the series to have that first meeting with Stone and the gang, and it’s absolutely brilliant.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Angela Marsons is a keen observer of human nature, and her wide cast of characters are both fascinating and distinct from each other…it is immediately clear why her books stand out from the crowd. Chilling and compelling plots, brilliant characterisation…addictive from start to finish.’ Rachel Abbott


‘Superb!!! I love Kim – always have, always will!! … breath-taking, heart-pounding, exciting and thrilling!!! I completely and utterly recommend reading not just this book, but the whole series!! Fab, fab, fab, fab, fab.’ Stardust Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘There is a smile on my face and goosebumps on my arms. Rarely have I been so satisfied with a novel… breath-taking… a masterpiece, the star at the top of your Christmas tree…get going with the series if you haven’t already.’ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Oh my life. This is the book that all Kim Stone fans have been waiting for and they didn’t even know it…another class Kim Stone story…a dark and deadly case, high on thrills, intrigue, mystery and tension, perfectly pitched on pace and featuring the dry humour and banter we know and love…Top stuff – Loved it.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER (February 2019)

Lieutenant Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent—and serve justice to the guilty—on the streets of New York in Connections in Death, the gritty and gripping new In Death novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb.

Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.


Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.


Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...

The scene played over and over in his mind. He only had one choice left. He had to die.

 

Behind the high and imposing gates of a prestigious college, five students have taken their lives. All of them friends, all of them good kids, all of them dead within months of each other. When FBI Agent Jess Bishop is called in to investigate, what she discovers will make her just as vulnerable as the students she’s trying to protect.

 

As Jess begins to unravel the secrets behind the deaths, she uncovers something much more sinister at the school and she is determined to find out who is at the centre of it.

 

Though her team think they’re closing in on the ringleader, Jess becomes convinced they’re going after the wrong person, forcing her to investigate on her own. Desperate to stop any more deaths, she risks everything by putting herself in the firing line. But just how far would she go to save the lives of those around her?

 

An absolutely gripping thriller that will have your pulse racing. Catch Your Death is perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner.

 

What readers are saying about Catch Your Death:

‘Wow, what a rollercoaster of a read! This book was full of suspense and tension right from the beginning, in fact it had me holding my breath in places… I raced through this book… and read it in record time. That shows how bloody brilliant this book it… I don’t hesitate in giving Catch Your Death 5 stars. It really was a fantastic read. In fact if I could give it more I would. Its easily worth an 8.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely loved this book.’ B for Bookreview, 5 stars

 

‘This is really one of the best series on the shelves at the moment… I was left wanting to dive straight into the next instalment.’ Nigel Adams Book Worm, 5 stars

 

‘A really clever premise, brilliant writing and a rollercoaster of a read. An easy five stars and so highly recommended. Leaves you wanting more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘What an amazing read. Very well written and difficult to put down!... Catch your Death is the kind of book that lingers with you. I’ll be recommending it to my friends for sure!’ Beanosfighter, 5 stars

 

‘Another great book in the Detective Jess Bishop series!!! I really love this series and every book has kept me captivated and up all night reading… You won’t be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘Catch Your Death is an intense thriller, mystery… The action is fast, the atmosphere is tense and the pages fly by.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘I haven’t read a new series that I liked so much since I discovered Angela Marsons’s Kim Stone series… This is an excellent book and I’m glad to have found another series I can love and get invested in.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A brilliant read.’ Booking Good Read, 4 stars

 

‘A tense action-packed thriller with plenty of twists and turns… A high octane read with a daunting premise and an exciting plot. It held my attention from start to finish as I rode the rollercoaster with Jess.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘An action-packed mystery… Suspenseful, intriguing and complex.’ Nightcap Books, 4 stars

 

‘The author continues to surprise me with what she puts her characters through and I look forward to seeing what she brings us next.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘An easy read, but has so much going on to keep you hooked, with some great, likeable characters and the impulsive and sometimes reckless Jess. Real escapism and a great read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘A quick, fun read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

'WOW! This book was fantastic, I loved it. I literally binge read it because I couldn't put it down... if I could give it 6 stars I would.' Bonnie's Book Talk 

When she woke, she found herself in darkness. She couldn’t move. She was going to die and she had no idea why… 

When the body of Lola Evans is found in a river in a local park on a cold winter’s morning, Detective Alex King and her new recruit Chloe Lane are called in to lead the hunt for the killer. 

Days later, another girl goes missing, and another body is found in the water. It seems the two girls shared a troubled history, and were members of the same support group. What secrets were they keeping? And who is the monster preying on these vulnerable girls? 

As the detectives start to piece together the clues, it becomes clear that the murderer's reach goes even further - back into the painful past of Chloe Lane herself. Chloe realises that she too is in danger – as she uncovers secrets about her own brother’s death which someone will kill to keep hidden. 

Alex and Chloe are soon caught in a race against time to reach the next victim before it’s too late... and they must face terrifying truths from their own lives to have a chance of catching the killer. 

Chilling and totally compelling with an utterly surprising twist, The Girls in the Water is perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza, Sarah Hilary, and Patricia Gibney.

What readers are saying about The Girls in the Water:

'Full of twists and turns, leading to an ending that was both thrilling and filled with tension. Oh, and I never guessed who dun it, either!' Angela Marsons


'An incredibly compelling and gripping read. The book had me glued to the pages as the investigation into the murder victim unfolded and various layers of the skilfully crafted plot came together. I stayed up way too late in a desperate attempt to finish as the team races against the clock to save another potential victim. This is an incredible debut by Victoria Jenkins and a thrilling and exciting start to a new series.' Novel Deelights, 5 stars

'A wonderfully gripping story that makes me excited for book 2!' Breakfast at Shelby's

'The first word that comes into my head is WOW! This book was fantastic, I loved it. I literally binge read it because I couldn't put it down. The characters were complex and very likeable and I can't wait to see them again in the next instalment. This was a really good book, if I could give it 6 stars I would.'Bonnie's Book Talk

'This book is so far my favourite UK mystery.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars.

'This book has everything, a great plot, well developed characters that you become truly invested in and a very clever perpetrator that is determined to make his mark. If you love thrilling police procedurals, this book is a must!!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'This book is incredible... completely enthralling and I can't wait for the next!' Kitty Catalyst Bibliophile

'A superb book... loved it!' Goodreads reviewer

'Danger hangs around the corner. Excitement on every page. I felt the chills run down my arms. The prickling sensation of fear... Yes, this is fiction but the reality of the characters both dead and alive were so believable. I highly recommend The Girls in the Water to readers worldwide.' Urban Book Reviews

'Wow! What an incredible, assured and resounding debut! Enjoyed every page of this brilliant book. A beautifully crafted story, with many twists and turns that keep you guessing. The character development is fab. Loved the detectives and the backstory and the way everything fell into place at the end. Intelligent, fast paced and thrilling. Loved it!' Renita D'Silva, 5 stars. 

'Really gripping... I'll definitely be tuning in to the next book in the series.' Love is a State of Mind

The Skimm Reads calls it "a thriller that's part True Detective, part The Girl On The Train. All parts gripping."

Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future.

Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them.

The author of Pretty Girls returns with an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges its fascinating protagonist into the darkest depths of a mystery that just might destroy him.

With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop.

Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found.

Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers—a man who’s already gotten away with rape, despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him away.

But the worst is yet to come. Evidence soon links Will’s troubled past to the case . . . and the consequences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends—and even the suspects he pursues.

Relentlessly suspenseful and furiously paced, peopled with conflicted, fallible characters who leap from the page, The Kept Woman is a seamless blend of twisty police procedural and ingenious psychological thriller -- a searing, unforgettable novel of love, loss, and redemption. 

 

A shadowy figure in the dark was dragging something heavy behind them. Lizzy pulled the covers over her head, then realised what was being dragged. She rammed a fist into her mouth to stop herself from screaming...

For years, the Moore Asylum housed the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But now, a man is found brutally murdered in the derelict building, strapped to a steel trolley, launching a terrifying investigation for Detective Lucy Harwin.

Lucy quickly discovers the victim was once a Moore Asylum doctor, and when a woman also linked to the home is found murdered on her doorstep, Lucy knows she must dig into its history. What dark secrets lie within the asylum’s walls – what was the scandal leading to its closure thirty years ago?

With her own demons to fight, Lucy starts to uncover the shocking tale of the Moore Asylum children, and begins to wonder: who will be the next victim?

Just as Lucy thinks she’s closing in, a disturbing clue makes her suspect the killer is watching her every move. Can she catch this twisted individual before another life is lost, or will they get to her first?

A terrifying serial killer thriller that will chill readers of MJ Arlidge, Angela Marsons and Rachel Abbott to the bone. 

Praise for Dark House:

‘I really enjoyed this book, the writing is engaging, honest and believable…I devoured it over 2 evenings and I stayed up until WAY past my bedtime on the first night because I didn't want to put it down!’ Urban Sapphire

‘What a book! I really enjoyed reading this one…What better place to set a chiller thriller than an old asylum full of atmosphere and old ghosts? If only the walls could tell stories and in this case, they do.’ Mrs Bloggs Books

‘There are many different and unusual twists and turns throughout the story that keeps the reader totally gripped…Well worth the 5 stars.’ All Things Books

‘A mesmerising story… If you like LJ Ross, Mark Billingham, and Jo Nesbo, you’ll love this.’ Avid Reviewer

‘This crime thriller stands out from many of the others on the shelves today…I loved the story. I loved the characters. I loved the setting. I loved the fact that it was written by somebody who works in the police, so all of the phrases and techniques are current and accurate’ Nigel Adams’ Book Worm

‘The character is believable and the storyline is dynamite. I’m very much looking forward to the next instalment.’ For the Love of Books

‘The story was definitely gripping and I ended the book needing more! I can’t wait to read what is Lucy up to next. I would definitely recommend this book if you like police series.’ Bookneeders

‘The book was wonderfully paced, the characters are introduced as the plot moves along so you’re straight into the action from the beginning… Would I recommend it? Absolutely yes.’  Sarah Withers Blog

‘I loved this book - I can’t wait for the next one in the series. I enjoyed the story, I loved the characters, it was interesting and it kept me engaged all the way through the book. I couldn't put it down.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk
This "impossible to put down" #1 New York Times bestseller introduces Amos Decker, a gifted police detective with a perfect memory who must solve a mystery he wishes he could forget: his family's murder (Washington Post).

Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice.

The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to play in the NFL. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field forever, and left him with an improbable side effect--he can forget nothing.

The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare--his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.

His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.

But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Memory Man will stay with you long after the turn of the final page.
Exiled from the LAPD, Harry Bosch must clear his name, uncover a ring of prescription drug abuse, and outwit a clever killer before it's too late.
Harry Bosch, exiled from the LAPD, is working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when all hands are called out to a local drugstore, where two pharmacists have been murdered in a robbery. Bosch and the tiny town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big-business world of prescription drug abuse. To get to the people at the top, Bosch must risk everything and go undercover in the shadowy world of organized pill mills.
Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's days with the LAPD comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues are not keen on protecting his reputation. But if this conviction is overturned, every case Bosch ever worked will be called into question. As usual, he must fend for himself as he tries to clear his name and keep a clever killer in prison.
The two cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way, Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.
Tense, fast-paced, and fueled by this legendary detective's unrelenting sense of mission, Two Kinds of Truth is proof positive that "Connelly writes cops better than anyone else in the business" (New York Post).
An NPR Best Book of 2017A Times Critics' Top Book of 2017
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017A South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery of 2017
An Amazon Book of the Month
‘I was hooked from the start and suffered sleepless nights because I just couldn't put it down. Brilliant!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

She tried to break her fall, twisting desperately, but there was nothing to catch hold of, nothing with which she could stop herself. Her single scream cut through the night air.

One hot summer night, a young woman falls from a rooftop to her death. Detective Alex King is called to the quiet terraced street.

The victim, Keira North, was twenty, happy and carefree. It seems like an accident, but there’s broken glass on the carpet, and witnesses overheard an argument. Could someone have wanted her dead?

Keira’s friends don’t seem as helpful as Alex would expect and the post-mortem reveals that Keira was hiding a secret: she was five months pregnant. Alex’s team soon finds that all of Keira's closest friends have secrets that someone might kill to keep.

As Alex realises Keira might be just the first victim on a list, her leads take her a bit too close to home. With her own demons to fight, can Alex catch the killer, before someone else dies?

The First One to Die is a heart-stopping and shocking detective thriller that will have you gripped until the very last page. Perfect for fans of Patricia Gibney, Angela Marsons, and Val McDermid.

What readers are saying about The First One to Die:

‘This book had big shoes to fill because the first book in the series was so fantastic. Well it filled those shoes big time it was brilliant, Victoria Jenkins smashed it out of the park, I loved everything about it. This truly was one of those books that you devour, you can’t put it down because every page sucks you in and leaves you breathless and wanting more.

I am now looking forward to book 3 in the series; Victoria Jenkins is now one of my all-time favourite authors.

I highly recommend this book and I give it a big fat 5 stars – I loved it!' Bonnie's Book Talk

‘One of the best crime novels I have read - and I read many. I raced through this book, reading it in a breath-taking, heart-pounding rush… a thrilling roller coaster of a story.’ Renita D’Silva 

'I love Victoria Jenkins, her writing style is enthralling and her short snappy chapters keep you on the edge-of-your-seat wanting more! I look forward to the future of King & Lane!!' The Introverted Mum

'I started reading this and was hooked from the first few pages... Every twist and turn in this book leaves the reader guessing.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'Another gripping read.' Humble Tart Kitchen

'The plotting is great. There are plenty of twists and turns which kept me glued to the pages wondering what would come next. The First One to Die is a good, engrossing read which I have no hesitation in recommending.' Goodreads reviewer

‘I loved this book!... more twists and turns than a roller coaster… An absolutely brilliant crime book which I would 110% recommend to everyone! Fantastic!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘Utterly gripping with twists and turns galore, it had me glued to the pages... I dare you not to get hooked! I can't wait for book three!’ Novel Deelights, 5 stars

‘The twists came thick and fast… At times I was caught out, a twist would creep up on me that I didn’t see coming, causing me to snatch my breath.’ Sweet Little Book Blog

‘I read it in an evening and am really looking forward now to more in the series!...  a great page turner - I loved it!!’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars

Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in Dark in Death, by J.D. Robb, the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense, and takes on a case of death imitating art...

It was a stab in the dark.

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan’s neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel’s best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel’s blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime—from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn’t think it’s coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else’s imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.

The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer’s deranged private drama—and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.

From the author of Echoes in Death, this is the latest of the edgy, phenomenally popular police procedurals that Publishers Weekly calls “inventive, entertaining, and clever.”

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