THE DEFENDANT - Book Eight of the Munro Family Series

THE MUNRO FAMILY SERIES

Book 8
LCT Productions Pty Limited
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USA Today bestselling author delivers an emotionally charged roller coaster novel that will stay with you long after the final page.

Ten years after graduating from high school, child psychologist Josie Munro returns to her hometown determined to forget the man who broke her heart. When a twelve-year-old boy is charged with murder, she’s asked to determine whether the child is mentally capable of standing trial.  The case provides her with the perfect distraction. Then she’s confronted by the lead detective on the case and her well-laid plans are shattered...

The hardest thing Detective Sergeant Chase Barrington ever did was abandon Josie Munro the night of their high school graduation without a word of explanation.  Desperate to make amends, he struggles to help her understand.

Torn between her desire for Chase and the memory of the pain he caused her, Josie refuses to listen. But as she draws closer to the child who has experienced so much heartbreak, she feels herself softening toward the man she still loves.

Now it’s up to Chase to win over Josie’s heart once and for all.  Can she find forgiveness for Chase while fighting for her client’s redemption? 

Fans of Sandra Brown, Karen Rose, Liliana Hart, Barbara Freethy and J.D. Robb will love this series by USA Today bestselling author Chris Taylor. Start reading now and get hooked on another thrilling read.

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About the author

 USA Today bestselling author Chris Taylor grew up on a farm in north-west New South Wales, Australia. She always had a thirst for stories and recalls writing her first book at the ripe old age of eight. Always a lover of romance and happily-ever-afters, a career in criminal law sparked her interest in intrigue and suspense. For Chris to be able to combine romance with suspense in her books is a dream come true.

Chris is married to Linden and is the mother of five children. If not behind her computer, you can find her doing the school run, taxiing children to swimming lessons, football, ballet and cricket. In her spare time, Chris loves to read her favorite authors who include Richard North Patterson, Sandra Brown, Kathleen E Woodiwiss and Jude Devereaux. 


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Publisher
LCT Productions Pty Limited
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Published on
Mar 1, 2015
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781925119152
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Eligible for Family Library

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USA Today bestselling author Chris Taylor delivers another nail-biting read...

Be careful what you wish for...

Landing her dream job as a resident doctor at the reputable Sydney Harbour Hospital, Chanel Munro is ready to start saving lives.  Chosen by a highly respected doctor to be a part of his elite team is the ultimate achievement.  However, it isn’t long before the doctor reveals his true chauvinistic colors. Shocked, Chanel tries to steer clear of his tutelage and focus all of her energy on the job that she loves.  Then patients start dying strange and unpredictable deaths and Chanel feels compelled to voice her suspicions.

 Detective Sergeant Bryce Sutcliffe can’t deny his attraction for the beautiful and compassionate doctor, but he’s skeptical there’s more behind Chanel’s complaint against her superior than she’s revealed. It could be a case of professional jealousy, or something much more sinister.  Determined to get to the bottom of it, Bryce delves deeper. 

 When yet another patient suffers an untimely and suspicious death, Bryce knows something is awry.  Now, it’s up to him to protect the young doctor and expose the truth about an esteemed physician. 

 Will Bryce save Chanel so she can continue to save the lives of others?  

Fans of Sandra Brown, Nora Roberts, Karen Rose, Liliana Hart and Tami Hoag will love USA Today bestselling author Chris Taylor’s Munro Family series. Start reading today and get hooked on another thrilling series.


THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS!

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

“A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl

“This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review)

"A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

“The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post

“This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review


Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.

Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.

Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

 

Trey Walker is living the high life. A successful advertising executive at the impressive Baker & Saddler advertising firm, he’s dangerously good looking, drives a vintage red Mustang and has his pick of women. Life couldn’t get any sweeter. Then Trey receives an urgent call from his identical twin brother and in an instant, his life changes…

 

Wade Walker’s life has never been easy. He might have been born with looks to die for, but so far things haven’t worked out. In and out of dead end jobs, Wade is resentful of his brother’s success. Even so, he’s always been able to rely on Trey and the night of Saturday, September fifth is no different. Only this time, things don’t quite go as planned. A woman has been raped and the police are asking a whole bunch of difficult questions. Trey is taken away in handcuffs…

 

Kiesha Munro has a reputation at the prestigious Sydney Legal law firm for being their best defense attorney, but her rise to the top has been far from easy. She’s an aboriginal woman working in a white male-dominated world and even in the twenty-first century, it’s taken a whole lot of hard work, courage and determination to get there. When Trey seeks her out to represent him against rape charges, she’s initially reluctant to take him on.

 

But then she hears Trey’s story and she’s convinced he’s been wrongly accused. She’s determined to do all she can to prove his innocence and at the same time, protect her heart. With killer looks and a body that would get any woman’s pulse racing, Trey Walker is dangerous, but not in the way the police think. Of that she has no doubt…

 A complete and unabridged collection of stories taken from the hugely popular Munro Family Series. The collection includes Books 4-6.

THE BETRAYAL – Book Four of the Munro Family Series

When much decorated Australian Federal Police officer Declan Munro is accused of illegally accessing confidential police files containing child pornography, his world is turned upside down.  Fronting the investigation into his alleged criminal behaviour is Senior Internal Affairs Investigator Chloe Sabattini.

A veteran investigator, Chloe is taken aback to discover that not only is Declan likeable, but his protestations of innocence are believable. Furthermore, despite her best efforts, she finds herself drawn to him.

But the evidence can’t be ignored and Chloe vows to investigate the matter with all of the resources available to her.

The more she delves, the more she’s convinced of Declan’s innocence. Someone is framing him. But who? And why? And what does a high ranking Government Minister have to do with it?

An innocent man’s life hangs in the balance. Will she discover the truth before it’s too late? And will she be able to handle the fallout when she does?

 

THE DECEPTION – Book Five of the Munro Family Series

 Ambitious newspaper journalist Savannah O’Neill will do anything for a story, even if it means pretending to be a prostitute in Sydney’s most exclusive brothel. She’s there on a tip-off that underage girls are being held illegally and kept compliant with illicit drugs. What’s more, unidentified bodies of young women have turned up in Sydney Harbour and at least one of them is linked to the brothel.

 Detective Will Rutledge has vowed to destroy the man he holds responsible for his brother’s suicide. Vince Maranoa is the kingpin of Sydney’s illegal drug industry: He’s also the owner of the city’s most exclusive brothel. Working undercover with the New South Wales Drug Enforcement Agency, Will is determined to put Maranoa behind bars.

 When Savannah and Will cross paths at the brothel, there’s an instant attraction, despite the fact she presumes he’s a cohort of the crime boss and Will assumes she’s a prostitute under Maranoa’s employ.

 With both of them determined to pursue their personal agendas to infiltrate the covert life of Maranoa, they will both be left gasping when the brothel’s secrets are finally revealed...

 

THE NEGOTIATOR – Book Six of the Munro Family Series

When ten-year-old Andy Warwick witnesses the murder/suicide of his sister and father, his world is torn apart. Twenty years later, despite his tragic childhood, Andy’s a highly respected police negotiator based in North Sydney. He’s living a comfortable life, but still suffers from guilt-ridden nightmares from his past and yearns for a family to replace the one he lost.

Sixteen, pregnant and abandoned by those she loved, Cally Savage learned early to fend for herself, but raising a son on her own hasn’t come without a price. It’s a decade after Jack’s birth, but she’s struggling to make ends meet, despite taking on a second job as a cleaner at the North Sydney Police Station. On top of her financial woes, her house has recently been burgled and she’s terrified the perpetrator might return…

In desperation Cally turns to the hot looking detective at the station and seeks Andy’s permission to place a “roommate wanted” advertisement on the noticeboard in the squad room. Attracted to Cally’s innocent beauty and intrigued by the vulnerability in her eyes, Andy offers to move in with her. The more he gets to know her, the more he wants to be part of her life. But first, he has to break through the barriers she’s erected around her heart…

Just when things appear to be on track, the man who believed for more than ten years that his child had been aborted, discovers Cally’s deceit. Enraged, he vows not to give up until he’s found his son and punished the woman who lied to him… 

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