When a young woman’s body found hanging upside-down from a crucifix in an abandoned church, Detective Lucy Harwin is plunged into a case that will test her to her very limits.
Before Lucy even has time to get started, another body is found. And this time it’s someone Lucy and her team consider one of their own; the chief’s mother. Her body too is hanging upside-down, so Lucy fears there’s a serial killer stalking the streets of her small coastal town.
Lucy knows the chief is a good man. She trusts him, but can’t pin down his alibi. Just as she’s beginning to suspect the worst, she pushes for a test on some animal hairs, and uncovers a link to an old unsolved murder.
Lucy knows she’s getting close, and works around the clock to catch this killer before he strikes again. But then the trail leads her to the church where her teenage daughter volunteers. Can Lucy prevent a tragedy that will tear her world apart again?
An addictive and unputdownable crime thriller that will hook fans of Patricia Gibney, LJ Ross and Angela Marsons from the very first page.
What readers are saying about Last Light:
‘Explosive straight out of the gate… I loved everything about this book… This is a seriously good book… in my top 5 of my favourite books of 2018, I loved it, it was really good. If I could give it more stars I would.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
‘Brilliant… A must-read book, twisty, gripping and one hell of a read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I was captivated… kept me engrossed from start to finish… if this is the first DI Lucy Harwin book you read, I can guarantee you will read the rest of the series and wait for the next instalment as eagerly as me.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars
‘Honestly, I will read anything by Helen Phifer. She didn’t disappoint with her latest book. There were amazing twists and turns.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A first-class read, fast-paced, well-constructed and with believable characters… Recommend it highly.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Another non-stop read for me. Very tightly paced and great, great characters… that's what makes these books "must reads" for me.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow! What a brilliant read!… I finished Last Light in just a few hours.’ Booking Good Read, 5 stars
‘A real page-turner, I read this book in one sitting. This is a book you can't put down. I was hooked from the first page… OMG what a case… I honestly had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed. This is a real rollercoaster of a read… will get your heart pumping. I absolutely loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Outstanding... More ups and downs than the big dipper.... Lots of twists and turns and I was up several nights late desperate to find out what happened. Cannot wait to read more books in this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Fabulous … a real unputdownable read which I just ploughed through. This author can really write one heck of a good plot and I hope the next book won’t be too long in coming so if you want a terrific read well here you have it look no further it’s brilliant!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer
Even when she was whisked away to an Oxfordshire village to act as housekeeper to two hapless males, Rowan remained a focus of mystery. Meanwhile Aran Hunter, art restorer, chafed at his inability to protect her; Frederick Flowers retired civil servant, feared for her; Wayne Denny, general factotum of a fleet of Thames houseboats, lusted after her; and Inspector Laurence Erskine of Special Branch, now working with Interpol, found himself involved willy-nilly when he learned that Rowan’s previous employers were connected with a case he had been working on for months.
None of them, except perhaps Erskine, could believe this glorious girl was involved in international crime, but when murder struck close to home it became a matter of life and death to discover what Rowan Morley, wittingly or unwittingly, knew or possessed.
The community comprises an eccentric composer, a reclusive iron-worker, a beautiful sculptress, a discontented novelist, and three assorted painters, one female, two male. The lord of this remarkable manor is a philanderer, and the place is known locally (and not surprisingly) as Crackpot Castle. No one suspects, however, that one of the denizens is a serial killer.
And no one need ever have suspected if the killer had not elected to play a practical joke on fellow residents which led to a spate of lies, an unsuccessful blackmail attempt – and another killing.
This time Chief Inspector Tom Pennard is very much on the scene. Under his questioning suspicion flickers like a will-o’-the-wisp from one person to the next, while all the time the murderer, anonymous and supposedly secure, offers the reader a first-hand commentary on the unfolding of events, leading to a dramatic unmasking in the final paragraphs of this cunningly plotted story.
When twenty-five-year-old Phoebe Stiles opens the door to her perfect apartment she doesn’t realise it’s the mistake that will kill her…
The body of the beautiful English girl is discovered months later - dumped behind the back of a department store. But who was the stranger she let into the safety of her home?
As Detective Rachel Prince pieces together the mystery surrounding Phoebe’s death, another young, blonde girl is found brutally murdered and abandoned in the grounds of an old theatre.
In the most dangerous case of her career, Rachel must track down the faceless individual to stop the body count rising. But to uncover the shocking truth, Rachel has to put herself at risk… can she catch the twisted killer, before they catch her?
A gripping page-turner that will have you completely hooked until the utterly jaw-dropping twist. Fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Karin Slaughter will love this crime series, featuring unforgettable Detective Rachel Prince.
Why readers are gripped by Perfect Girls:
‘Hands down one of the best thrillers I’ve read all year! It was so full of mystery and suspense!! Lots of twists and turns! I loved it!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Full of suspense, it was gritty and you didn’t know what was coming next… had a hard time putting it down and read late into the night and finished it in a day… you really don’t want to miss this one it’s one of my favourites so far of 2018!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
‘A gripping page-turner that will have you hooked until the twist at the end. I stayed up late just to be able to finish it…. I found myself on the edge of my seat from start to finish. It was just that good! Goodreads reviewer
‘Gripping and entertaining… pulls you in from the very beginning… fast paced… The author has you in her grip and won't let you go…’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘So gripping you forget about everything else around you.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Fast-paced and gritty thriller… the pages pretty much turned themselves... An excellent thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Jam packed with twists and turns. It kept me hooked… Equal parts police procedural, crime drama and suspenseful thriller… What more can you want from a book of this genre??... LOVED it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘WOW... a brilliant book… an excellent read... gripping...’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Chilling… kept me glued to the pages… highly recommend the series to any fans of this genre.’ The Book Nurse, 5 stars
‘Brilliant… I was gripped from the start…. a heart-stopping conclusion… captivating and enthralling.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Cracking crime drama, tantalising suspense thriller and engrossing police procedural novel… The story is full on all the way through, keeping you turning the pages again and again. There are twists and turns, red herrings and blind alleyways to keep you guessing… a jaw dropping twist.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘So good!... I loved this book… I was on the edge of my seat… Rachel is still one of my favourite detectives… fast-paced, unnerving and very addictive. There are twists and turns throughout, left me breathless… within the first few pages I’m hooked and I know I’m settled down for the night…. will have your heart beating and your mouth dry.’ Katie’s Book Cave
‘Fast paced… I honestly didn’t work out who the killer was until it was revealed and loved the twist with it… I literally cheered at one certain point (if you’ve read it, you’ll know exactly when I did!!) as it was so unexpected…’ Stardust Book Reviews
‘My fav detective in a series, I love her attitude and the way she tackles cases ‘head on’ and never lets anything stop her until the case is solved… an exciting tense story…’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘What a fast-paced and thrilling read!... I was kept on the edge of my seat while reading this book!... This is an excellent series. Alison James is a stunning writer.’ Robin Loves Reading, 5 stars
‘Gripping and addictive. I was up reading way past my bedtime…’ Star Crossed Reviews, 5 stars
‘A gripping crime thriller… I did wonder how this book would end and it was a real edge of your seat situation!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Sure to keep you enthralled from the first page until the last… plenty of twists and turns to keep you wanting more. I read this one until 2 am before I finally stopped for bed. I highly recommend this book… I give 5 stars out of 5.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
The woman’s face was pale and waxy. Her milky, partially open eyes stared into the distance. There were drag marks in the grass; she’d been placed here and posed. Who did this to you and why have they left you like this?
When a woman’s body is found on a lonely patch of scrubland, Detective Lucy Harwin is called to the scene. The victim’s clothes have been wrenched to expose her, and her feet are bare.
Lucy and her team have only just started investigating who could have wanted local mother Melanie Benson dead, when a young woman is discovered strangled in a dark alley. As more bodies appear in the run-down seaside town, the small community is gripped by fear, and the pressure to solve the case becomes unbearable. But with each victim dying in a different way, Lucy struggles to find a link between the murders. Are these random killings, or part of the same plan?
Just as she thinks she’s getting close, Lucy starts to suspect the killer is watching her. Can she find the murderer before they strike again, or will she be next?
An absolutely gripping serial-killer thriller that will have your heart pounding as you race through the pages. If you love Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter or Robert Dugoni, Dying Breath will have you hooked.
Read what everyone is saying about Dying Breath:
‘Loved this book so much. I read it in one sitting, it’s such a page turner. It’s a fast paced thriller with plenty of twists in the plot, that keeps you guessing to the end...I would give it 10 stars if I could.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
'It hooks you right from the start and doesn't let up until the very end when you are left completely stunned...I was totally shocked and definitely didn't see that coming.' (5 stars) Always With a Book
‘I found myself sitting for hours glued to the screen of my Kindle…Helen Phifer has written another great book that has kept her in my top authors list.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm
‘AMAZING book…really pulls you in with every page…this is a MUST READ.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
'Right to the very last few pages we are kept in suspense! I honestly did NOT see that coming!! One that just has to be read!' (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘Kept me hooked all the way through; full of twists…An explosive storyline and really likeable characters provide a great read and I can't recommend this book highly enough.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘Captivating and thrilling; this one was a hard one to put down. It was extremely well written, it was dark, suspenseful and the twists just kept coming.’ Bonnies Book Talk
‘Its twists, turns and very likeable protagonist kept me enthralled from start to finish and I read it in one sitting.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘It was exciting, it was full of suspense and just plain awesome…Basically, I loved it.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘I could not put this book down!...A great story with gruesome murders that twists and turns right until the end.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
The blur of shapes began to sharpen, forming a clear picture that stood out against the darkened background. For a moment he couldn’t move, his fear rendering him immobile. He needed help. He turned to run.
On a dark night, on a mountain road, a young couple, Matthew and Stacey, are on their way home from a night out. Their car breaks down and Matthew leaves to look for help. By the next morning, Stacey is found murdered in the car and Matthew is missing, presumed guilty of her murder.
Called to the scene, Detective Alex King and her team soon see some terrifying links – to another local young man who is missing, and to the discovery of a body from 30 years ago.
Alex knows that the missing and the dead have a story to tell her. But will she hear it in time to uncover the killer before they strike again?
A Promise to the Dead is a totally unputdownable crime thriller that will have you hooked. Readers of Angela Marsons, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni will love this.
Readers love A Promise to the Dead:
‘This book had me hooked from the first page and I read it in one sitting. There are so many twists and turns in this book it was making me giddy. This is a compelling read and I had an endless list of suspects which were all wrong. As for the climax of this book I was shocked and it was EXPLOSIVE.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Had me hooked from the first page. This is a series that just keeps getting better and better… This was a book that I could not put down.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Loved this! If you’re looking for an amazing who-did-it with lots of twists and two great women detectives than this is it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A must read. I loved it.’ Sifat’s Book Kingdom
‘Fast-paced and gripping. I was instantly hooked from the first chapter.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘I have enjoyed all the books in this series but this one is my favourite so far… If you are a fan of police procedurals I highly recommend this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A complex, thrilling book.’ Goodreads Reviewer