Twist

A Frank Quinn Novel

Book 8
Pinnacle Books
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JOHN LUTZ IS . . .

"A MAJOR TALENT." –John Lescroart

"AMONG THE BEST." –San Diego Union

"ONE OF THE MASTERS." –Ridley Pearson

"IN RARE FORM." –The New York Times Book Review

"Rapidly bleeding critics dry of superlatives." –St. Louis Post Dispatch

Kill. . .Or Be Killed

Frank Quinn is a decorated ex-cop. A former homicide detective specializing in tracking serial killers. Now his niece, Carlie Hobbs, needs help. Someone is stalking her, and the NYPD can't stop him. A blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Carlie fits the victim type of the killer who's been terrorizing women--leaving them bound, gagged, and tortured with surgical precision. To win against the most personal adversary of his career, Quinn will have to set the perfect trap. All he needs is the perfect bait. . .

"LUTZ OFFERS UP A HEART-POUNDING ROLLER COASTER OF A TALE." --Jeffery Deaver

"Lutz knows how to seize and hold the reader's imagination from the start." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Pinnacle Books
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Published on
Oct 1, 2013
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Pages
480
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ISBN
9780786033119
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Darker Than Night

A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples' homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves "gifts" for his victims--before taking their lives.

Enter ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn, still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career. For Quinn, this isn't just any job--it's a last chance to salvage his reputation. As the investigation proceeds, the murderer loses no time stalking new prey: a loan officer and her high-earning husband; a couple who made a killing in the stock market; a pretty actress and her prosperous lover.

With the body count rising, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign. Quinn's got his work cut out--because in a city the size of New York, any one of 8 million faces could be that of a killer--or his next target. . .

Praise for John Lutz and The Night Spider

"Lutz offers up a heart-pounding roller-coaster of a tale." --Jeffery Deaver

"I've been a fan of John Lutz for years." --T. Jefferson Parker

"John Lutz just keeps getting better and better." --Tony Hillerman

"Some writers just have a flair for imaginative suspense, and John Lutz is one of them. . . truly superb." --Jeremiah Healy

"John Lutz is the new Lawrence Sanders." --Mystery Scene

"Lutz knows how to seize and hold the reader's imagination." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Lutz's real gift is to evoke detective work better than anyone else." --Kirkus Reviews

"Lutz is among the best." --San Diego Union

"It's easy to see why he's won an Edgar and two Shamuses." --Publishers Weekly
The boy studied the bruise turning yellow at the base of his neck. With quick fingers his mother tightened his tie, and pulled his collar high above it. Her eyes alone said, We will not speak of this...

 

Years later, a man is found shot dead in a local park. On his phone is a draft text: I can’t keep this secret any longer. The recipient is unnamed.

 

Detective Robyn Carter knows this secret is the key to the case, but his friends and family don’t offer any clues, and all her team have to go on is a size-ten footprint.

 

Then a nurse is found in a pool of blood at the bottom of her staircase, and a seemingly insignificant detail in her friend’s statement makes Robyn wonder: are the two bodies connected, and has the killer only just begun?

 

When another body confirms Robyn’s worst fears, she realises she’s in a race against time to stop the killer before they strike again. But just as she thinks she’s closing in, one of her own team goes missing.

 

Buried in the past is a terrible injustice. Can Robyn uncover the truth before another life is lost?

 

An absolutely heart-stopping and compelling serial killer thriller that will keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Rachel Abbott and Robert Dugoni.

 

What readers are saying about The Silent Children:

WoW.....Double WoW..........What a book! ... this series is getting better and better. I am loving it ... just brilliant and looking forward to the next book... Well Done Carol Wyer for another 5 big fat star book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Spectacular, amazing and fantastic. I love this series and this didn't disappoint it was beautifully written, dark, emotional and full of twists I didn't see coming.  I really enjoyed this book one of my favourites for 2017.’ Bonnies Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘I read it in one sitting, desperate to know what was coming next ... a thrill a minute ... gripping ... I have no hesitation in recommending.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Carol Wyer is absolutely amazing and quickly becoming one of my favourite crime authors.

I've just finished the Silent Children and I now want more more more ... I'm gutted I read this too fast as I wanted to savour every word ... brilliant.’ Sincerely Book Angels, 5 stars

 

‘Brilliant! ... gripping ... emotional and topical ... Fabulous and very highly recommended. I cannot wait for her next.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

 

‘Thrilling ... I was on the edge of my seat ... didn't see the ending coming. I highly recommend this one!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘You are left guessing and second guessing through this book, I thought my detective skills had kicked in once over, but oh how wrong was I ... thrilling.’ I Love Reading

Darker Than Night

A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples' homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves "gifts" for his victims--before taking their lives.

Enter ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn, still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career. For Quinn, this isn't just any job--it's a last chance to salvage his reputation. As the investigation proceeds, the murderer loses no time stalking new prey: a loan officer and her high-earning husband; a couple who made a killing in the stock market; a pretty actress and her prosperous lover.

With the body count rising, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign. Quinn's got his work cut out--because in a city the size of New York, any one of 8 million faces could be that of a killer--or his next target. . .

Praise for John Lutz and The Night Spider

"Lutz offers up a heart-pounding roller-coaster of a tale." --Jeffery Deaver

"I've been a fan of John Lutz for years." --T. Jefferson Parker

"John Lutz just keeps getting better and better." --Tony Hillerman

"Some writers just have a flair for imaginative suspense, and John Lutz is one of them. . . truly superb." --Jeremiah Healy

"John Lutz is the new Lawrence Sanders." --Mystery Scene

"Lutz knows how to seize and hold the reader's imagination." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Lutz's real gift is to evoke detective work better than anyone else." --Kirkus Reviews

"Lutz is among the best." --San Diego Union

"It's easy to see why he's won an Edgar and two Shamuses." --Publishers Weekly
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