The Quiet Girls: An absolutely addictive mystery thriller

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‘Hattie!’ Carrie called, an edge to her voice. ‘Hattie, this isn’t funny, come out now.’ Carrie moved forward through the woods on shaking legs. She tried calling, shouting, screaming, but everything was quiet. Her little sister was gone.


Detective Carrie Flynn’s sister Hattie was kidnapped when they were both just little girls, but the face of the man who took her is a blank in Carrie’s memory. After the police never found the culprit, Carrie swore she would become a detective.


Twenty years later, when eleven-year-old Melanie Wilson, a quiet girl who loves books, is reported missing, Carrie drowns in memories of her lost sister. Searching for Melanie, Carrie finds grainy black-and-white footage of the young girl with her parents at a harbour, boarding a boat and disappearing. Carrie realises they have headed for a deserted wasteland, the river island Pomona. What could make a family so desperate to escape their home?


Then the police receive a mysterious message from another young woman, calling from the same docks where Melanie vanished: I gave you his name, where to find him, but you did nothing. My blood is on your hands.


Carrie is sure Melanie and her family are in terrible danger. She knows what it’s like to have the authorities give up on you, and something in the voice sounds horribly familiar. It may have nothing to do with her lost little sister, but she will never ignore a plea for help.


To find Melanie, Carrie must unlock the memories she has buried for years – but will it be too late? Can Carrie use her own demons to bring Melanie home safely and finally get justice for her beloved sister?


This absolutely unputdownable thriller will keep you up all night until you reach the final heart-stopping page! Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Val McDermid and Lisa Regan.


Readers are utterly gripped by J. M. Hewitt:


‘I absolutely devoured this book in a matter of hours… The EEEEEKs and OMFGs started early on in this book for me… and actually, if I am completely honest, I am not sure when they stopped! The author had me hooked from the start and I was gutted when it ended as I just wanted MORE! MORE! MORE! Now THAT is how you write crime fiction!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


WOWSERS… extraordinary… fascinating plot… this clever story brings to life some fascinating and plausible characters and a really twisted, sick serial killer. I devoured this book in one afternoon.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Pure genius… Realistic and fascinating people who I rooted for and couldn't get enough of… a brilliant climax. I literally devoured the second half of this book in hours. Cannot recommend enough.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Absolutely fantastic, had me gripped!!! Loved it! Can't wait for more from this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Oh so good!!... There are hints into Carrie’s dark past and I can’t wait to find out what that entails.’ 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, 5 stars


Compulsive reading… addictive, suspenseful… The plot is unpredictable with lots of twists and turns along with solid, engaging characters. There is also a sense of dread as the story deals with the deep and dark corners of the human psyche… I very much enjoyed this and would recommend it to anyone!’ Goodreads Reviewer

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Publisher
Bookouture
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Published on
Nov 13, 2019
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Pages
339
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ISBN
9781786818768
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Urban
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The photo fell from her grasp at the sudden thought of her sister. She stared at it, lying on the floor, remembering little Hattie with her big dark eyes in her stripy pink-and-white shorts, the ones she was wearing on the day she disappeared… 


Detective Carrie Flynn has spent twenty years searching for her little sister, who was kidnapped and never found. Carrie was with Hattie on that hot summer day – she saw her sister’s abductor, but she was just a young girl herself, and remembers nothing. She’s never forgiven herself for letting Hattie down.  


When the chance came to join the police force, Carrie didn’t hesitate, wanting to ensure that no more little girls grew up alone. Now she is facing her toughest case yet: Jordan Robinson, a quiet and bright young man, has disappeared by the canal on a cold winter’s night. Witnesses heard a splash, but Carrie hasn’t found his body. She knows the first days are vital to find a missing person, and time is running out.  


Jordan’s family are distraught, and Carrie is determined to bring their son home. But why does the mother not want to answer questions? Who is the mysterious girl next door? What secrets are this family hiding? 


As Carrie searches desperately for Jordan, and digs into his past, she starts to realise his case may not be unique. Young and vulnerable men have been disappearing down by the water, their deaths labelled as suicide or accidents. When Carrie pulls out all of the old files, she is sure: Jordan Robinson has been taken by a serial killer.


In a desperate race against time, Carrie vows to bring Jordan home safely, and catch this killer before he can strike again. She’ll never stop searching, for the grieving families, for her belief in justice, and her hope that, one day, something she finds will lead her back to her lost little sister.  


If you love Val McDermid, Robert Dugoni or Angela Marsons you won’t be able to put down this dark and twisty thriller. J.M. Hewitt will keep you guessing until the very last page.  


Readers are utterly gripped by The Night Caller:


‘WOW! What a read and a brilliant start to a new series… gives me goosebumps… will keep you on your toes reading well into the night.’ Once Upon a Time Book Blog, 5 stars


‘Wow! Amazing book! Tons of twists and turns and suspense.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Absolutely fantastic, had me gripped!!! Loved it! Can't wait for more.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘I am in reading heaven… I was hooked… I read this book in one sitting and finally turned the last page at 1 a.m. I HAD TO KNOW.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Amazing… dark and fast-paced. I loved it and would definitely read more of this author’s work.’ Psycho-Thrilla Books, 5 stars 


‘I was turning the pages so quickly that it was almost as if the pages were turning themselves… like being on a scary and an at times unpredictable rollercoaster ride.’ Ginger Book Geek 


‘Oh so good!!... There are hints into Carrie’s dark past and I can’t wait to find out what that entails.’ Goodreads Reviewer 


‘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, 5 stars


‘Compulsive reading… addictive suspenseful… Lots of twists and turns along with solid engaging characters… I very much enjoyed this and would recommend it to anyone!’ Goodreads Reviewer 

‘I loved this book… I was hooked and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next… to say I devoured this book is a little bit of an understatement… What a great book!’ Dark Twisty Books

 

Suzanne Tyler barely knew her father. But when she’s given a series of secret diaries and eight mysterious photographs of women from his possessions, she knows she won’t be able to rest until she knows the truth about him. 

 

To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.

But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death... So why did he have a picture of her?

 

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his diaries? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?

 

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