Two decades ago, one adult and three children miraculously escaped a deadly New Mexico cult. The aftermath shocked the nation. But now it appears that none of them will escape…
Someone is ushering the last of the cult’s ‘chosen’ disciples into the next world. He has claimed three of his final victims…only one remains.
Kelly Stone—a survivor of the Butler Divinity Mission—grew up safely in the arms of an adoptive family, her identity concealed from public record. Now the owner of a New Hampshire inn and the single mother of a three-year-old daughter, Kelly is almost content with her life. But the past is closing in on her, and this time there is nowhere to run.
Ian Campbell—a determined cop with personal ties to the New Mexico tragedy—will risk everything to keep Kelly alive. But it all comes down to a daring game of courage and confrontation to finally decide the fate of the fourth victim . . .
USA Today Bestselling Authors Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick have crafted over forty fast-paced, conflict-filled contemporary and historical novels and two works of nonfiction under the pseudonyms Jan Coffey and May McGoldrick.
These popular and prolific authors write suspense, mystery, historical romance, and young adult novels. They are four-time Rita Finalists and the winners of numerous awards for their writing, including the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Daphne DeMaurier Award, three NJRW Golden Leaf Awards, two Holt Medallions, and the Connecticut Press Club Award for Best Fiction. Their work is included in the Popular Culture Library collection of the National Museum of Scotland.
Jan Coffey is an Honor Roll Author of the Romance Writers of America.
TRUST ME ONCE
A woman runs through the glittering streets of Newport with killers on her trail.
She needs help. She needs someone she can trust...
Attorney Sarah Rand returns home from abroad to discover that she is a dead woman. In shocked disbelief she realizes the murder victim mistakenly identified as her was really her best friend. No one knows that Sarah is still alive—except the killers still hunting her down.
Alone and on the run, Sarah desperately searches for answers. Why has her boss and mentor, a prominent local judge, been arrested for the crime? What does she have or know that’s worth killing for? And what are the most powerful people in exclusive Newport—a senator, a dying professor and his embittered wife, a top-notch security expert and a cadre of criminals—determined to hide.
With danger closing in, Sarah must turn to a man she barely knows—Owen Dean, a Hollywood celebrity with dark secrets of his own...
"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....
Fahimah Banaz has been wrongly held in a CIA “black site” for over five years. Now, as cases of unexplained deaths—marked by rapid decomposition—are cropping up across the U.S., Homeland Security is willing to bend any rule to find the source of the deadly infection, even if it means resurrecting a "dead" Iraqi biochemist. Fahimah’s sister risked her life trying to destroy the super-microbe that causes the flesh-eating disease. Fahimah tried, too, but landed in prison.
Austyn Newman was sent to gain the cooperation of the scientist. Arriving in Afghanistan, he recognizes that the CIA has been holding the wrong sister all these years. They need her, but how will he gain her trust?
With time running out, Austyn must help Fahimah find her way through war-ravaged Iraq and Kurdistan…for the answer lies at the end of her journey home.
Winner: Connecticut Press Club — Best Book of the Year: Adult Fiction