Keep Her Close: A gripping suspenseful crime thriller

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Someone took your daughter. And nobody believes you…

 

Then:

Three-year-old Ally was found alone in a parking lot.

She was barefoot and dressed only in a yellow sundress. In the middle of winter.

What kind of person would abandon their daughter?

 

Now:

Fifteen years later and Ally has a new family. 

But her real father has sent her a letter.

And now Ally is missing. 

 

A gripping twist-filled thriller that will have you looking over your shoulder.  Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Teresa Driscoll.

 

What everyone’s saying about Keep Her Close:

 

‘A fast-paced thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. I read it in one day as I did not want to put it down. Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘A psychological thriller that had my heart pounding with anticipation!... A fast-paced action-packed journey that homes in on parental love and the depths you’d resort to finding your daughter… An intense story… slowly revealing other side-line characters who each have their own secrets that are unearthed as the plot continues. Revealing that nothing was ever really as it seemed from the on-set. Without giving away any spoilers, this is one of those novels that by the time you get to the end, it really makes you think about what you thought you knew about the beginning. It’s very clever and certainly ends with a satisfactory bang! NowFiction, 5 stars

 

‘I really enjoyed this read. It's a fabulous page-turner… A fast-moving tale of relationships and secrets. It's well-written and the style reminded me of early Harlan Coben / Linwood Barclay… A fun, well-told drama and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘The tension ramps up as the narrative unfolds in this quick-read, fast-paced tale of a family in crisis… The suspense builds as the story unfolds with some interesting reveals and plot twists that keep the pages turning… Recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘The book has a great premise and an interesting start. It then moves into a fast almost frenetic pace where everyone is running somewhere… I love Judy.  Her character unfolds with the story and I understand her motivation… A good story.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Delivers a real punch at the end!’ Goodreads Reviewer

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Bookouture
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Published on
Dec 5, 2018
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781786816122
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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“My head is spinning. I couldn’t figure out who was out for revenge!! My eBook froze as I quickly tried to turn the pages!! Could not put it down!!... Don’t want to give anything away but don’t miss this book!!!” Goodreads Reviewer


In a town full of secrets, the truth won’t stay buried…


When a girl’s body is discovered in a park in the sleepy Massachusetts town of Oakhurst, local detective Jo is shocked to the core. Because the girl is the second innocent victim to turn up dead in three days. And just like the first, a tarot card has been left by the body. The meaning of the card: betrayal.


After uncovering a series of threatening messages targeting the girl, a student at the university, and the first victim, her teacher, Jo thinks she’s locked the killer in her crosshairs. The primary suspect is a volatile ex-military student with an axe to grind for failing grades, and the frightened town is out for his blood. But the next day, a much-loved member of the community is found dead in her home, a tarot card in her mail. There’s no clear motive to link her death to the others, and the message on the card this time is even stranger: domestic bliss.


With a fourth body and card appearing the following day, Jo knows she’s running out of time to crack the code and bring the killer to justice. And the pressure only gets worse with heart-breaking news about Jo’s father forcing her to choose between helping her family heal or the victims’ families get justice. Can Jo find the twisted murderer sending the town into a panic before another life is lost? Or this time, will the dangerous killer find her first?


A completely addictive detective thriller that will keep you guessing into the early hours of the morning. If you love Kendra Elliot, Melinda Leigh and Lisa Regan you’ll love Taken to the Grave.


Read what everyone is saying about Taken to the Grave:

“One brilliant read and exceeded all my expectations… A very thrilling plot… I love Jo’s character… one of my all-time favourite female leads… I love Michelle’s style… able to draw you in right from the get go and excels in keeping you enthralled and on the edge of your seat till the final page… It’s like a pressure cooker that keeps building up as you wait for the explosion!... What a ride it is! Taken to the Grave has is all… Chock full of mystery, suspense with twist and turns at every corner as well as family drama, characters that are real and believable, a reveal that will knock your socks off which, best of all, is told through amazing writing. Michelle has fast become one of my favourite authors… It is a really brilliant read and one which I highly recommend.” Once Upon A Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“A gripping and intense thriller… Fast-paced and will keep you up well into the evening as you search through all of the clues right along with Jo Fournier to find a killer. Another five-star read from the talented writer and storyteller, M.M. Chouinard.” Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“O.M.G. what a great lead character. Jo is smart, savvy, dedicated and flawed. As a detective she knows not to take evidence at face value - she follows her gut instincts to solve seemingly unconnected events and murders. I DID NOT FIGURE OUT THE TRUE BAD GUY UNTIL THE END!” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“I read and loved the first novel by this author… This book exceeded my high expectations… Amazing… Gripping and suspensful. An all-round great thriller. Five stars from me. Jo Fournier is one of the greatest characters ever written.” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“I jumped at the chance to read it… just brilliant… I loved it… Had me gripped from the very first few pages. I highly recommend this book.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“A fantastically well thought out whodunnit scenario… If you haven’t already added this to your series lists, DO IT NOW…. Highly recommend it, it’s full of twists and turns, red herrings, you will be left guessing, everything you want in a book.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“A fast-paced police procedural… Had me turning the pages at a swift pace.” Shalini’s Books and Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“Fast-paced and entertaining.” The Book Nurse ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“This book had me gripped throughout as I was intrigued by the killer’s choice of victims and needed to know who the killer was. This is a great read.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I can help you save your sister. But I need something from you …’

Sisters Bree and Alissa Walker share a special bond. Neglected by their parents, they have always looked out for one another. But one day, sixteen-year-old Alissa goes missing. When Bree discovers her green backpack with all her belongings, abandoned on the steps of their run-down trailer, she knows that something bad has happened …

Then she receives a chilling text message. Someone has Alissa. But Bree will have to give up something very precious in exchange.

Desperate to save Alissa, Bree looks at everyone close to their family. She’s sure that Alissa’s best friend is keeping something back about her little sister and a boy at school, and why has their estranged uncle, who they’ve not seen in years, been hanging around again?

It soon becomes clear that the person behind the message knows a lot about the dark truths within the Walker family and will go to any lengths to get revenge. And as the search for Alissa continues, Bree discovers something about her brother Tyler that she wishes she hadn’t, a dangerous secret, which is also the key to bringing her little sister back home … 

A gripping and addictive thriller about family secrets and lies and the lengths people will go to protect them. Perfect for fans of Teresa Driscoll and Louise Jensen. 

Readers are hooked on I Know You:

‘This was an intense, addictive thriller with an ending that you won't see coming... At least I didn't see it coming! This was a crazy story about family bonds and revenge and I loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I Know You by Erik Therme is a fast-paced thriller that immediately pulls you into the heart-pounding drama, and will not let up until the final pages. If it is an adrenaline rush you seek, this novel delivers in spades… This is an unpredictable read, full of twists and turns that I did not see coming. I will not hesitate to read more from Erik Therme.’ Goodreads reviewer 

‘What a thrilling read! I read this in one-sitting. I just couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I had to stick with it until the heart-stopping, bitter end.... There are many twists and turns right up to the end. I am going to read more of Erik Therme's books, I like his style!’Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Talk about dysfunctional families and the Walker's are right on top of that list … I love how all the characters in here have their shortcomings and flaws, yet such strong personas. The plot is very very good! It's fast-paced, twisty and a real page turner!I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend reading it.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I Know You is a suspenseful read that had me racing through the pages. The author had me feeling lots of emotions and I loved the journey I was taken on with revelations and twists and turns a plenty. A gripping and entertaining read.’ Bytheletterbookreviews, 5 stars

‘I enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful and thrilling. The characters were believable and drew me in. Bree as the oldest sibling protected her brother and sister no matter what. I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This was an exciting thriller that I will not soon forget. Had some difficulty falling asleep having read it. The writer depicts some super stressful situations that have a significant impact on the lives of the characters. I highly recommend this amazing book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This a fast-paced, gripping thriller with plenty of twists and turns that I didn't see coming.’ Bookish, 5 stars

‘I Know You is a suspenseful, unsettling novel. One with lots of twists that will keep you guessing.’Meanderings and Musings
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It—publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
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