'A highly entertaining, gripping and compulsive crime read, with many twists and turns' *****
Alice Teale walked out of school at the end of a bright spring day.
She's not been seen since.
Alice was popular and well-liked, and her boyfriend, friends and family are desperate to find her.
But soon it's clear that everyone in her life has something to hide.
Then the police receive a disturbing package.
Pages from Alice's precious diary.
Who could have sent them? And what have they done with Alice?
Praise for Howard Linskey:
'THIS STORY WILL CAUSE NIGHTMARES, IT IS THAT GOOD' DAILY MAIL
'DARK, CLEVER AND ENGROSSING' C. L. Taylor
'I WAS HOOKED FROM START TO FINISH' LJ Ross
'ONE OF THE BEST WRITERS AROUND' Mark Billingham
'I'm completely addicted to this series' Dermot O'Leary
Two missing women. Two decades apart. A gripping and atmospheric mystery that journeys from the dramatic lochs of Scotland to the icy depths of the North Sea . . .
Kate and Flora Tolmie have always lived with a mystery: what happened to their mother, Christina?
23 years ago, she vanished without a trace from coastal northern France, leaving her young daughters orphaned and alone.
But now Flora is also missing. In desperation, Kate searches her Edinburgh house, and finds a piece of notepaper with just one name: Cal McGill.
Cal is a so-called sea detective, an expert on the winds and the tides, and a gifted finder of lost things - and lost people.
Kate hopes that Cal might not only find her sister, but also unlock the mystery that has overshadowed both women's lives: what happened to their beloved mother all those years before?
Unfortunately, Cal doesn't think he can help. But that's only because he hasn't yet realised that the dark undercurrents of the case will ultimately lead him back dangerously close to home . . .
Praise for Mark Douglas-Home:
'I could not put it down' 5***** reader review
'The best novel I have read in years. A real page turner' 5***** reader review
'Utter brilliance' 5***** reader review
'Many twists and turns and kept me intrigued to the end' 5***** reader review
You will never have felt pain like it in your life. I want you to know ... there's nothing you can do to stop it - nothing you can tell me, nothing you can offer me...
A woman screams in pain. Twenty-seven times, until she dies. The sound file was sent to DCI Mark Lapslie from an anonymous email address. Why is she screaming? Why would someone record that horrifying noise? And why send it to him? He soon learns that the file was sent from the hospital where he is being treated for synaesthesia - a neurological condition that cross-wires his senses so he tastes sound - and where his new girlfriend works.
When a body is discovered, the most shocking murder scene Lapslie has ever encountered forces him to realise there is a violent killer out there, a killer whose method of choice is torture. Will Lapslie find the killer? Who will have to die before he does?
Discover the other books in the DCI Mark Lapslie series: Core of Evil, Tooth and Claw, Thirteenth Coffin and Flesh and Blood.
'A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down'
Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice
Do you want a thriller that grips from the first line?
Do you want a thriller to leave you gasping for air?
Connor Laird frightens people: he's intense, he's fearless, and he seems to be willing to do anything to protect himself and those he loves. He arrives in the Longacre Children's Home seemingly from nowhere, and instantly becomes hero and villain to every other child there.
Thirty years later, someone is killing all of those who grew up in the Longacre, one by one. Each of them has secrets, not least investigating cop DI Ray Drake.
One by one the mysteries of the past are revealed as Drake finds himself in a race against time before the killer gets to him.
Who is killing to hide their secret?
And can YOU guess the ending?
'Grips from the start and never lets up'
'Wreaks havoc with your assumptions. Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him'
Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls and The Darkest Secret
'A cracking debut. I can't wait to see more of Ray Drake.'
Mark Billingham, #1 bestselling author of Love Like Blood and In The Dark
'Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters - and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling!'
"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....