‘She reached into the pram and placed her hands on the cotton blanket. It was still warm. But her smiling, new baby sister, with her wide blue-grey eyes, was gone...’
Twenty five years later, three bodies are found at a ramshackle cottage in the Irish countryside, and Detective Iris Locke is sick to her stomach. The victims are Anna Crowe and her two young children.
Iris has only recently joined the Limerick Murder Squad. Against her father’s advice, she’s working the narrow lanes and green hills of her childhood. Iris still remembers Anna, who was just a small girl when her baby sister was snatched, never to be seen again. It was the one case Iris’ own father never solved, and Iris can’t help but wonder if the two crimes are connected.
She’ll stop at nothing to find Anna justice, but a fire has destroyed almost all the physical evidence, and Limerick is the same small town she remembers: everybody protects their neighbours, and Iris has been away for too long.
Can Iris unpick the lies beneath the surface of her pretty hometown, and catch the most twisted individual of her career, when reopening the old case means reopening old wounds for her team, the rest of the community, and her own father?
Fans of Patricia Gibney, Angela Marsons and L.J. Ross won’t want to miss this – the first book in a gripping and unputdownable new crime series.
Previously published as ‘Silent Night’.
Readers are hooked on Her Sister’s Bones!
‘Fantastic!... enthralling, heart wrenching, overall wonderful read, definitely have you feeling all the feels… I will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I couldn't read it fast enough. All the characters were believable even down to the inevitable drunk with attitude and personal problems. The ending is mind-blowing and totally unexpected. I loved itand look forward to the next in the series.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow! amazing book! tons of twists and turns and suspense. held my attention from the first page to the last page. will definitely be recommending this to others and can't wait to read more by this author!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘Well what a FANTASTIC book. BRILLIANT characters with strong storylines, excellent plot I did not guess at all took me by total surprise. I can highly recommend this OUTSTANDING book.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Amazing plot twist and the end that I never saw coming. I’ll def be looking for more in this series’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘A great start to a new series and I can't wait to read more of it.’ Spooky’s Maze of Books
‘The wonderful characters and great storyline had me hooked.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘This is a new author for me so was looking forward to reading this. It’s a good start to a new police procedural series and I really enjoyed the storyline. It was good getting to know the characters of Iris and Slattery and hopefully will find out more about them in future books in this series. I would recommend this and look forward to reading more of the series.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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!
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, this book was amazing… totally thrilling and had me hanging on to every word… Leaves you wanting more… Well worth 5 stars, in fact I wish I could give it more.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a great series and gets better and better. Goodreads reviewer
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I LOVED it. It was BRILLIANT!! I was gripped from the start to the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The twists and turns kept me interested until the very end, and I read this in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was riveted. And I simply had to know how it would all end. I’d read the author again in a heartbeat!’ Goodreads Reviewer
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New Year’s Eve is a time for new beginnings, but it’s business as usual for Detective Erin O’Reilly and her K-9, Rolf. A midnight magic show on Broadway goes horribly wrong and a woman dies onstage. Is it a dreadful accident or an act of murderous sabotage? It’s up to Erin to unravel the web of deception surrounding the death, even as her personal life threatens to spiral into chaos.
She's caught the eye of Irish mobster Morton "Cars" Carlyle, and worse, she's beginning to like him back. It seems obvious that a relationship between a police officer and a criminal is a disaster waiting to happen. But as Erin is coming to discover, in the underworld and on the stage, things are rarely as they seem.
The senior citizen sleuth, Jim Richards, has survived the Classmate Murders along with his new girlfriend, Penny. This 2nd new book brings them, along with Buck and Deacon, across the country to Las Vegas, where Deacon’s sister, a showgirl, narrowly escapes being poisoned, another showgirl took the poison possibly meant for her. Then a second showgirl is suddenly murdered and Jim and his crew must take action to bring the murderer to justice. Jim’s past experiences living in Las Vegas now helps to solve the murder of the showgirls, but his past comes back to haunt him. Could the murderer be a Vegas strip headliner, a comic Jim had worked for, or someone entirely unknown. How many deaths will there be before it ends? One thing for certain, Vegas will never be the same when they finish.
She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.
The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company’s human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims—but they don’t know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price.
Now Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy’s secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It’s a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy’s widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled...
New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won’t see coming
A mysterious kidnapping
On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. The authorities are desperate to save the doctor who’s been vanished into thin air.
A devastating explosion
One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast—followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhoods has been bombed—the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC.
A diabolical enemy
Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives. When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre—putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves.
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...