John Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1968 and has, at various points in his life, worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter, and a dogsbody at Harrods department store in London. He studied English at Trinity College, Dublin, and journalism at Dublin City University, subsequently spending five years working as a freelance journalist for the Irish Times newspaper, to which he continues to contribute.
He is based in Dublin but divides his time between his native city and the United States.
When a tip-off leads Kate to a disused gymnasium at Daisy’s school, she is shocked to find evidence linking to the murder of a different girl.
Working the two cases side by side, Kate’s blood runs cold when a gift-wrapped box containing a human heart is delivered to her at the station. The heart belongs to yet another unknown victim, but the message is clear: there will be more, and Daisy could be one of them.
When activity on Daisy’s Facebook account indicates she is still alive, the race is on for Kate and her team. Will Daisy be the killer’s next victim? Is Kate prepared to risk everything to stop another innocent life from being taken?
This absolutely unputdownable crime thriller will have fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Rachel Abbott biting their nails long after the final twist has sunk in.
What readers are saying about Cold Heart:
‘Woah!! Now this is a thriller! This is my first time reading a book by this author, and it won’t be my last! His writing is so full of suspense!! And the twists!! Holy guacamole!! This is a DEFINITE MUST READ!!’ Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Boom! What a bloody fantastic book. Wow what can I say, this book was amazing… Totally didn’t see the ending coming, it was captivating, suspenseful and unputdownable. I was hanging on to every word not wanting to stop reading because I just had to know what was going to happen next… I want to give this six stars!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
‘This book is really good and had me turning page after page. In fact, I read this in as close to one sitting as any book I've ever read. Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars
‘My heart was racing throughout this novel! Twists and turns galore, little hints dangled in front of you to tantalise before being snatched away, leaving your head in a spin and your reading speed almost matching that of a formula one racer as you raced to the end to find out what happened… Had me glued to the book from start to finish. If I hadn't needed some sleep this one would have been a one sitting read that's for sure.’ Chapterinmylife
‘This book is a roller-coaster of a read. Thrilling and spellbinding. Absolutely magnificent. A fast moving, unnerving and heart pounding masterpiece. Loved it from start to finish and am sad, feel bereft that it's over although I read it in one setting.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This novel will keep you guessing until the end…and you’ll guess wrong! I couldn’t put this book down!’ Tropical Delusions, 5 stars
‘Twists and turns galore which I love. And what a whammy of a finish. I would highly recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘So many twists and turns it was difficult to catch your breath at times. I certainly didn't guess the ending…’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Hooked until the very last page. Fantastic book, great writing and highly recommended.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
Zane Bigelow grew up in a beautiful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers and even Zane’s own aunt across the lake see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games. Only Zane and his sister know the truth, until one brutal night finally reveals cracks in the facade, and Zane escapes for college without a thought of looking back...
Years later, Zane returns to his hometown determined to reconnect with the place and people that mean so much to him, despite the painful memories. As he resumes life in the colorful town, he meets a gifted landscape artist named Darby, who is on the run from ghosts of her own.
Together they will have to teach each other what it means to face the past, and stand up for the ones they love.