Her Final Confession

Detective Josie Quinn

Book 4
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Watching her friend dragged away in handcuffs, Josie couldn't believe for one second that Gretchen had killed that poor boy. Confession or not, someone else was involved. She would find out who…

When the body of a young student is found on the driveway of a local Denton home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs to Gretchen Palmer, a dedicated member of Josie’s team, missing for the last twenty-four hours.

Working around the clock, Josie is stopped in her tracks when Gretchen hands herself in to the police. She knows that there’s no way Gretchen could ever be a killer, so why would she confess to a murder she didn’t commit? 

Digging deep into Gretchen’s secretive life, Josie uncovers a link between the boy, the photograph and a devastating case in Gretchen’s past. But just when Josie thinks she has it all figured out, the bodies of a young couple surface on the other side of town. Can Josie get to the truth in time to save her friend from a life in prison or certain death? 

Absolutely gripping, this unputdownable crime thriller from a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author will leave you gasping for breath. A perfect read for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. 

What readers are saying about Her Final Confession:
Addictive and emotional… I was gripped instantly… I was obsessed, I couldn’t stop myself from reading… when you think you have it all worked out another curveball is thrown right at you. It was an incredible read… Highly recommend to any crime thriller lover, I promise you will love this series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

This series only gets better... Josie Quinn has to be one of my favourite female lead characters … an excellent story… I loved this book. Needless to say, Her Final Confession gets five out of five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I read past my bedtime to finish this book because I could not put it down. This series keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for Josie's next case.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Oh my gosh! This book was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Lisa Regan gets even better (which is amazing as I thought her last two books were phenomenal)… the storyline/mystery is all absorbingSo many twists and turns along the way… Most certainly one of my most favourite books of the year...’ Annette Thornton, 5 stars

‘Absorbing… will have your head spinning… One that you won't want to miss… I’m totally addicted to this series.’ The Book Nurse, 5 stars

Absolutely outstanding! Just wow, this book was incredible, I loved it… literally had me sitting on the edge of my seat holding my breath. The twists kept coming, all were a surprise I didn’t see coming. There were so many wow momentsI was totally engrossed and couldn’t put the book down… 5 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

‘Seriously people, you need to get on board the Josie Quinn train if you haven't already!!! … fantastic and addictive. Josie Quinn is such a strong, likeable and fun character… had me wanting one more chapter even when the chapters ran out!!... This ending had me stunned... it was brilliant!! Bring on book 5!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Oh my God! This book was so good!... This is one of the best books I've read this year… Very, very highly recommended!’ Dana, 5 stars

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Nov 28, 2018
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Josie works until her arms ache, until the paramedics arrive and pull her gently away from the woman’s cold, fragile body. Noah’s voice cracks beside her as he calls the time of death for his own, beloved mother.

Arriving with her partner Noah for dinner at his family’s immaculate countryside home, Detective Josie Quinn is devastated to find Noah’s mother, Colette, lying lifeless in the back garden, her mouth clogged with soil.

Searching the house for answers, Josie’s team don’t know what to make of the rosary beads buried in the dirt near the body, or the hidden file labelled “Drew Pratt”, the small town of Denton’s most famous missing person.

As she delves deeper into Pratt’s case, Josie quickly discovers he had a brother whose body mysteriously washed up on the banks of a river. There’s also a diary entry suggesting that Colette may have met him on the last day he was seen alive. Can Josie believe the unthinkable, that a kind old soul like Colette might have been involved in their murders? And, will Josie’s new relationship with Noah survive the accusation?

Josie’s only hope lies in tracking down Pratt’s daughter. But when she arrives at her home to find she’s been murdered just minutes before, Josie knows the real killer is one step ahead and won’t stop until Colette’s secret is buried forever. With many more innocent lives on the line, how deep is Josie prepared dig to reach the truth?

An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will have you up all night! If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni or Rachel Caine you’re guaranteed to be hooked from page one.

Read what everyone is saying about The Bones She Buried:
‘Loved it!!!... I could not put it down… amazing characters… twists and turns in the plot that keeps the reader turning pages to get to the end… DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS SERIES!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I was tapping my kindle like a demented wood pecker, so many suspects and tension you could cut with a knife and as for the ending it BLEW ME AWAY!!!!!... Another addictive and gripping series that just keeps getting better. I LOVED IT!!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A highly entertaining, top-notch and impossible to put down read, couple that with an intelligent, feisty female protagonist and you've got an unmissable five-star page-turner’ Reader’s Retreat, 5 stars

‘Wow this book grabbed me from the very first page… twists and turns that kept me reading page after page. Just when I thought I was on the right track, I realize I wasn't.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I tell myself I am only going to read a few chapters of before bed. Next thing I know it’s 2am and I am only a few pages away from being done!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Phenomenal… Addictive with an intense and complex… I was certain I had it all figured out on several occasions, but turns out I didn't. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the final twists… It's definitely action-packed… Prepare yourselves for another wild ride...’ Book Obsessed Introverts, 5 stars

‘Oh my it’s a goodie!!... The suspense just keeps mounting ending with a stunning conclusion. A brilliant, compulsive and skilful police procedural.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘One heck of an entertaining and intense ride... Fast, entertaining, suspenseful and action-packed… you will find yourself flying through and it will be hard to let go before you reach the final page…Another scorcher!’ It’s All About Books, 5 stars

Round and round she goes, blonde pigtails flying, her high-pitched giggle catching on the wind. But as the ride slows to a stop, her seat is suddenly empty. Little Lucy is gone…


When seven-year-old Lucy Ross is snatched from the carousel in Denton city park, Detective Josie Quinn joins the frantic search. She’s the one who finds Lucy’s sparkly butterfly backpack abandoned by the ticket booth, a note with a devastating message stuffed inside: answer your phone, or your sweet little darling will die…


The next day, Lucy’s parents are filled with hope when they pick up a call which they think is from their babysitter – but instead it’s a chilling male voice on the line. Josie races to the babysitter’s small apartment only to find her lifeless body in a tangle of sheets on her bed.


Josie is faced with the most high-stakes case of her career as each new phone call from someone connected to the family ends with the shocking discovery of another body. This twisted killer wants revenge, and he won’t stop until the Ross family are in pieces…


Something is telling Josie that Lucy’s parents aren’t giving her the whole truth, but digging deeper into their lives will force her to confront a life-changing secret of her own. Does Josie have what it takes to crack this case? She has no choice if she’s going to bring Lucy home alive…


An absolutely unputdownable new crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Readers who love Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and Rachel Caine will be hooked until the final, jaw-dropping page.


Readers adore Her Silent Cry:

‘GO AND READ THIS NAIL-BITING, UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I read this book in one sitting, hooked from the first page, spent most of this read sat on the edge of my seat. In places I was shocked but kept on reading. I HAD TO KNOW… I did not want this book to end… Highly Recommended. Hell no, this is a MUST READ!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow! What a thrill ride!... The reader gets sucked into the drama... The surprises keep coming. I was literally glued to the pages of this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow this book had me on the edge of my seat holding my breath… Absolutely loved it and found it very hard to put down… Her Silent Cry definitely gets 5 stars from me it was awesome.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars


‘Fast pace combined with a suspenseful and twisted plot, filled with secrets… Intensity levels go through the roof... I myself was too busy flying through the pages and enjoying myself to really stand still… If you are a fan of intense and thrilling detective thrillers that pack a punch, you should definitely schedule yourself a meeting with Detective Josie Quinn soon!’ It’s All About Books, 5 stars


‘An edge-of-your-seat nail-biter, and my most favorite Josie novel to date!! A great read!! Love, LOVE, LOVE this series!!... I LOVED it!!’ Tropical Delusions, 5 stars


‘5 stars plus for this great read!! I couldn't swipe the pages fast enough. I tried to put Her Silent Cry down and get some sleep - that didn't happen!!! Light was back on in 5 minutes, I just had to know what happened… Twists and turns to make your head spin… Don’t miss this series!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘OMG... I can’t say enough good things about this book… an emotional roller coaster… so many twists and turns… The ending definitely threw me for a loop. I would’ve never guessed it in a million years… such a shocking twist.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

As the sun rises, the last glow of the campfire is just visible through the mist and the trees. The young couple are laid out on their backs beside the small blue tent, their hands clasped between them, their eyes open, their hearts cold…


When a park ranger stumbles across the bodies of newlyweds Valerie and Tyler Yates by a creek in the small town of Denton, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. Still reeling from the news that her abusive mother is dying, Josie suspects this is more than just accidental poisoning, and she’s right: someone jammed a crudely carved pendant necklace down Valerie’s throat before she died.


Combing the area, Josie’s team discover a third sleeping bag indicating there could have been an extra guest around the fire that night. A lucky escape? A missing victim? Or a suspect on the run? Finding this person is the key to the entire investigation…


The trail leads Josie to the gates of a farmhouse hidden deep within the forest – a special place where people go to escape, and to hide. There is a young girl there with frightened eyes and bandaged wrists who knows more than she is saying, but the next day she’s found dead, choked with a matching necklace…  


With her mother’s life hanging by a thread, Josie has an impossible decision to make as she races to find the meaning of the pendant and catch this twisted killer before another innocent life is taken – but is she already too late?


An addictive and gripping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Readers who love Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and Rachel Caine will be sleeping with the lights on after this rollercoaster of a read.

 

Readers adore Lisa Regan:

‘GO AND READ THIS NAIL-BITING, UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I read this book in one sitting, hooked from the first page, spent most of this read sat on the edge of my seat. In places I was shocked but kept on reading. I HAD TO KNOW… I did not want this book to end… Highly Recommended. Hell no, this is a MUST READ!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow! What a thrill ride!... The reader gets sucked into the drama... The surprises keep coming. I was literally glued to the pages of this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow this book had me on the edge of my seat holding my breath… Absolutely loved it and found it very hard to put down… Her Silent Cry definitely gets 5 stars from me it was awesome.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars


‘Fast pace combined with a suspenseful and twisted plot, filled with secrets… Intensity levels go through the roof... I myself was too busy flying through the pages and enjoying myself to really stand still… If you are a fan of intense and thrilling detective thrillers that pack a punch, you should definitely schedule yourself a meeting with Detective Josie Quinn soon!’ It’s All About Books, 5 stars


‘An edge-of-your-seat nail-biter, and my most favorite Josie novel to date!! A great read!! Love, LOVE, LOVE this series!!... I LOVED it!!’ Tropical Delusions, 5 stars


‘5 stars plus for this great read!! I couldn't swipe the pages fast enough. I tried to put Her Silent Cry down and get some sleep - that didn't happen!!! Light was back on in 5 minutes, I just had to know what happened… Twists and turns to make your head spin… Don’t miss this series!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘OMG... I can’t say enough good things about this book… an emotional roller coaster… so many twists and turns… The ending definitely threw me for a loop. I would’ve never guessed it in a million years… such a shocking twist.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I honestly couldn't put this book down… makes the reader need to know the next part… a brilliant twist of the plot at the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

“Please,” she whispered, rocking back and forth. “I want to go home.”

When Isabelle Coleman, a blonde, beautiful young girl goes missing, everyone from the small town of Denton joins the search. They can find no trace of the town’s darling, but Detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn’t even know was missing. 

Mute and unresponsive, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Josie can get from her is the name of a third girl and a flash of a neon tongue piercing that matches Isabelle’s.

 

The race is on to find Isabelle alive, and Josie fears there may be other girls in terrible danger. When the trail leads her to a cold case labelled a hoax by authorities, Josie begins to wonder is there anyone left she can trust?

 

Someone in this close-knit town is committing unspeakable crimes. Can Josie catch the killer before another victim loses their life?

Utterly gripping crime for readers who adored Angela Marsons, Helen Fields and Robert Dugoni. You will be sleeping with the lights on once you discover the first in this unputdownable new crime thriller series.

 

What readers are saying about Vanishing Girls:

 

‘Wow this book blew my mind!... Utterly fantastic, I loved it, this is your worst nightmare come true! An explosive start to a new series. This book was scary, dark and twisted and kept me hanging on the edge of my seat unable to put it

down. A huge 5 stars for this.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘Anyone who knows me gets that I really like a strong, female, kickass main character and that’s exactly what I got in Josie Quinn… The plot motors along at breakneck speed often leaving me holding my breath. I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next instalment.’ Angela Marsons, no. 1 bestselling author of Silent Scream

 

 ‘An adrenaline pumping action thriller! It gripped me from page one and didn’t let up for… hard hitting, full of suspense and literally had me holding my breath… The twist in the book was fantastic… This book left me wanting more’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

 ‘Brilliant just absolutely brilliant!! From the minute you turn the first page you're hooked!! Such twists and turns that keep on coming right to the last page!!! Definitely a must read!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I loved this book. The plot, the main protagonist, the setting, everything… This book is brilliant. The story had me hooked from the start and kept me engrossed throughout.’ Nigel Adams Book Worm, 5 stars

 

‘It keeps you gripped page by page. It is a riveting read, I completed it in 3 days, totally absorbed.... I can't wait for the next one in the series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow what a start to a new series. From the opening page the author sucks you in to the story and as the book progresses the twist and shocking revelations keep you on the edge of your seat.’ Cindy’s Book Reviews

 

‘5 BIG Stars!!!!... This book is brilliantly paced… had me from the very first page and I could not put this book down.’ Open Book Post, 5 stars

 

 ‘This book started with a bang! and kept me reading into the night… I was captivated from the first chapter and could NOT put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A suspenseful, tense, edge of the seat roller-coaster of a thriller. Loved it from start to finish. Was racing through the pages at the same time as not wanting it to end… I am so glad I discovered this author and cannot wait for her next.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

 

‘A fantastic, edgy, fast-paced, and intensely thrilling read. I found myself racing through the pages to get to the end. Such a fantastic start to a new series that I highly recommend!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Outstanding debut!… I didn’t want it to finish. I was gripped from page one and followed the protagonist Josie Quinn through every twist and turn of the story.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Superb!! would give more than 5 stars if I could!... An action-packed, rollercoaster of a read that is thoroughly enjoyable and one you just can't put down!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Absolutely gripping… blew me away…Words can’t describe how good this book is.’ 
Heidi Lynn's Book Reviews

THE USA TODAY TOP 1OO BESTSELLER YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!

 

The high chair lay on its side, a toy elephant and a crumpled green blanket scattered across the floor beside it.

“She had a baby? Is it—?”

“The baby’s gone.”


When Detective Josie Quinn is called to a large house on the outskirts of the small town of Denton, she’s horrified by the viciousness of the attack – smashed glass, splintered furniture and blood spattered across the floor. The owner, a single mother, is fighting for her life, and her newborn baby is missing.

A beautiful young woman caught fleeing the scene is Detective Josie Quinn’s only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from or why she’s so terrified…

Is she a witness, a suspect, or the next victim?

As Josie digs deeper, a letter found hidden in the house convinces her the attack, the missing child, and the nameless woman are linked to a spate of killings across the county, and Josie is faced with a heart-breaking decision...

 

Should she risk the life of one child to save many others? Or can she find another way to stop this killer before any more innocent lives are taken?


Nail-biting, twisty and impossible to put down. If you love gripping thrillers from Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be absolutely hooked!

 

What readers are saying about The Girl With No Name:

 

‘Absolutely brilliant … A story like no other … gripping and emotional … I was wrapped up in this story from beginning to end, shocked by every twist … blown away by so many secrets.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow … a total rollercoaster ride of emotions … had me on the edge of my seat hanging on to every word, turning page after page totally engrossed … intense, full of action and had plenty of twists … a bloody good read!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘Blooming heck (or words to that effect) what a fantastic story and rollercoaster ride that was … to say I was addicted to the book from start to finish is something of an understatement … it knocks the breath out of you!’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

 

‘Fast paced and full of punches all the way through … twisted and turned so much it left me gasping for breath … I literally could not put it down … an absolute corker of a book … I absolutely loved it!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘5/5 absolutely brilliant… I was wrapped up in this story from beginning to end, shocked by every twist and blown away by so many secrets.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I love this series. I read this in one sitting. Josie Quinn is great binge-reading material.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I read this book at breakneck speed. I had just downloaded it and next thing I knew I had finished it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I could not put it down!  Seriously, I was hooked from page one. Reading this was like being on an emotional roller coaster ride!’ Open Book Post, 5 stars

 

‘Loads of twists, but that ending though........absolutely brilliant!! I would highly recommend it. Definitely worth 5 stars, if not more!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Excellent book, that I read in 24 hours, it is that good… So many twists and turns. The characters and story are so real feeling it is like you are right there.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I loved this book… had me hooked from the start and I could not put it down. …If you are looking for a book that you won't be able to put down be sure to pick up The Girl With No Name because it will not disappoint.’ Sarah's Cozy Book Nook, 5 stars

 

 


Some fail. Some never fit in. Some vent a rage against the foulest of humanity.

A ten year enquiry into the murders of several young boys has gone cold. No witnesses, no suspect. Or so police believe, until a mysterious phone call leads the police to the remains of a young boy found near the ancient ruins of an Anasazi settlement. Is this a random act or the work of a serial killer?

When the young son of Albuquerque's Mayor is kidnapped, Detective David Temeke and his partner Malin Santiago are called to investigate. Drawn deeper into the wilderness by a man waging a war with his past, twelve year old boy-scout, Adam, must use everything he has learned to stay alive.

Temeke and Santiago are pushed to the limit in the second book of this thrilling, fast-paced series set in New Mexico

What impresses me most is the rich interplay between the detectives and the police. I never tire of reading these books. ~ Paul Henderson, Crime Fiction New Mexico

Northwest Area Command is bursting with activity as a serial killer is on the loose. A non-stop express ride, frantic, sensitive and utterly refreshing. ~ Aaron Sanchez, Night Horse Reviews

The Temeke series reminds me of a few old friends: some fawningly incompetent and some thoroughly decent and hard working. Temeke is an honest detective who just wants to get the job done. ~ Ann and John Gibson, 23rd Avenue Book Club

'Night Eyes' is evidence of an emerging, exceptional talent in contemporary crime fiction. Prepare to be transported to the dark and terrifying woodlands of New Mexico and get ready for some unexpected turns in the trails! ~ Dr. Marco Storey, PhD in Narrative Theory & Criticism.

Skillful, intelligent plotting and masterful writing. This is an author to follow and a book you simply must read.
~ B.A. Morton, Author of Bedlam and Twisted.

Watch out for more from Detective Temeke and Malin Santiago

1.THE 9TH HOUR
2.NIGHT EYES
3.PAST RITES

What people are saying about NIGHT EYES:

An electrifying new edition to the Stibbe arsenal, Night Eyes confronts relationships head on. Temeke comes to understand that he is dealing with a perpetrator who will put him to the test, both professionally and personally and, at the same time, battle the darkest demons in himself. Fast-moving, riveting reading which ranks with the best thrillers out there. ~ Noble Lizard Publishing.
‘OMG what a story … you seriously need to read this one. I devoured this in one sitting, it is certainly one pulse-racing, nail-biting, gritty read … I thought my heart was going to explode … will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

The suitcase was badly rusted, and took Erika several attempts, but it yielded and sagged open as she unzipped it. Nothing could prepare her for what she would find inside…

When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. But it’s not the first time she’s seen such a brutal murder…

Two weeks earlier, the body of a young woman was found dumped in an identical suitcase. What connects the two victims? As Erika and her team set to work, they quickly realise they are on the trail of a serial killer who has already made their next move. 

Yet just as Erika starts to make headway with the investigation, she is the target of a violent attack. Forced to recover at home, and with her personal life falling apart, everything is stacked against her, but nothing will stop Erika. 

As the body count rises, the case takes an even more twisted turn when the twin daughters of Erika’s colleague, Commander Marsh, are suddenly put in terrible jeopardy. The stakes are higher than ever before, but can Erika save the lives of two innocent children before it’s too late? She’s running out of time and about to make a disturbing discovery…there’s more than one killer. 

Brilliantly gripping, Cold Blood will have you hooked from the first page and holding your breath to the heart-stopping and shocking ending.

Read what everyone is saying about Cold Blood:

‘Unputdownable ... I couldn't read it fast enough and stayed up way too late ... best thriller I have read in ages and I've read some good ones ... this is as good as it gets, and for me it was brilliant. I loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Robert Bryndza never fails to amaze me, he is such a gifted writer and I love the fact that he is able to maintain such a high standard of writing whilst keeping the series highly original in content. Would I recommend Cold Blood? It's a "thousand" hell yeses and if you haven't read this series yet you really need to.’ The Book Review Café

‘I absolutely LOVE Robert Bryndza’s writing and the Erika Foster series is probably one of the best female detective series I’ve read…..no wait, not just female, but the best detective series ever!  …Wow, wow, wow!! Erika is back with a bang.’ Stardust Book Reviews

‘Blindingly excellent ... These books should come with a disclaimer as once you start reading you aren’t going to want to walk away. This is a book you are going to want to feast upon and devour as fast as you can.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews 5 stars

‘This is a heart racing, hold your breath, drama packed instalment of one of the best crime thriller series available! Robert Bryndza is a genius and raises the bar for the genre!’ The Quiet Knitter

‘As always the author had me from the gripping and intriguing start and didn't let me go until the emotional ending… Cold Blood is without a doubt my new favourite book in the Erika Foster series. Dark, gritty, hard hitting and emotional, this is a crime read that would be truly criminal to miss.' By The Letter Book Reviews

‘Wowza. Another fantastic gripping book from Robert. It is so good to have this detective back in my life. She brings a sense of calmness, cleverness, and female power to a book…such a great character.’ Trisha’s Blog

‘Incredibly gripping and had me utterly hooked... so completely enjoyable ... I can't wait for the next one!’ Novel Deelights 5 stars

Josie works until her arms ache, until the paramedics arrive and pull her gently away from the woman’s cold, fragile body. Noah’s voice cracks beside her as he calls the time of death for his own, beloved mother.

Arriving with her partner Noah for dinner at his family’s immaculate countryside home, Detective Josie Quinn is devastated to find Noah’s mother, Colette, lying lifeless in the back garden, her mouth clogged with soil.

Searching the house for answers, Josie’s team don’t know what to make of the rosary beads buried in the dirt near the body, or the hidden file labelled “Drew Pratt”, the small town of Denton’s most famous missing person.

As she delves deeper into Pratt’s case, Josie quickly discovers he had a brother whose body mysteriously washed up on the banks of a river. There’s also a diary entry suggesting that Colette may have met him on the last day he was seen alive. Can Josie believe the unthinkable, that a kind old soul like Colette might have been involved in their murders? And, will Josie’s new relationship with Noah survive the accusation?

Josie’s only hope lies in tracking down Pratt’s daughter. But when she arrives at her home to find she’s been murdered just minutes before, Josie knows the real killer is one step ahead and won’t stop until Colette’s secret is buried forever. With many more innocent lives on the line, how deep is Josie prepared dig to reach the truth?

An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will have you up all night! If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni or Rachel Caine you’re guaranteed to be hooked from page one.

Read what everyone is saying about The Bones She Buried:
‘Loved it!!!... I could not put it down… amazing characters… twists and turns in the plot that keeps the reader turning pages to get to the end… DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS SERIES!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I was tapping my kindle like a demented wood pecker, so many suspects and tension you could cut with a knife and as for the ending it BLEW ME AWAY!!!!!... Another addictive and gripping series that just keeps getting better. I LOVED IT!!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A highly entertaining, top-notch and impossible to put down read, couple that with an intelligent, feisty female protagonist and you've got an unmissable five-star page-turner’ Reader’s Retreat, 5 stars

‘Wow this book grabbed me from the very first page… twists and turns that kept me reading page after page. Just when I thought I was on the right track, I realize I wasn't.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I tell myself I am only going to read a few chapters of before bed. Next thing I know it’s 2am and I am only a few pages away from being done!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Phenomenal… Addictive with an intense and complex… I was certain I had it all figured out on several occasions, but turns out I didn't. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the final twists… It's definitely action-packed… Prepare yourselves for another wild ride...’ Book Obsessed Introverts, 5 stars

‘Oh my it’s a goodie!!... The suspense just keeps mounting ending with a stunning conclusion. A brilliant, compulsive and skilful police procedural.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘One heck of an entertaining and intense ride... Fast, entertaining, suspenseful and action-packed… you will find yourself flying through and it will be hard to let go before you reach the final page…Another scorcher!’ It’s All About Books, 5 stars

She took a mouthful of the sweet liquid and started to feel a pounding in her head. Arms went around her waist and she was half lifted and half pulled. The last thing she was aware of was her head hitting a step…

Sixteen-year-old Emily had everything to live for. A bright, beautiful teenager with a promising future ahead of her. But in one night her life is cut short. The police say it’s an accident. But her parents think she was murdered.

When Detective Rachel Prince is called in to investigate the shocking death at the height of the Edinburgh festival, her instincts tell her that things are not as they first appear. Something is very wrong.

As the case takes an unexpected turn, Rachel discovers a chilling link with the suspicious death of another international student, who stayed in the same house as Emily two years before.

Just as Rachel finds herself on the hunt for a serial killer, a painful relationship from her own past catches up with her. And Rachel must decide what is more important – catching the killer or keeping her own secrets?

A breath-taking, tense roller-coaster crime thriller featuring unforgettable series detective Rachel Prince. Now She’s Gone is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Karin Slaughter.

What readers are saying about Now She’s Gone:

‘One of those books you just can’t put down… stayed up until 2 am… a whirlwind of action which keep you glued to the book...’ Goodreads Reviewer 

‘Absolutely fantastic… had me hooked from page one and I tore through it as fast as I could… LOTS of red herrings and cliff-hangers. Just when I thought I’d worked it out, it turned and I had to start all over again. Rachel is a great female lead… such a fantastic book I would have no hesitation in recommending it.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘Wow!... I loved it… Rachel is gritty and determined… gripping… Couldn't put it down and really look forward to further books in this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow! This series is shaping up to be one of my absolute favourites! Plenty of twists… this author takes us on a thrilling journey with this stunning story. LOVED it!’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

‘Intense and gripping… From the very first page the pace was electric; the tension palpable and the plot brilliantly done… Alison James is a thriller writer to watch… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘An intense read! I was hooked from the very first page and I can honestly say this was a wild ride… I love Rachel’s character, she’s a strong female voice and she doesn’t mess about… I strongly recommend this one!’ The Crime Time 

‘Alison James has done it again, another super good read!... keeps you hooked… Would give more than 5 stars if I could.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘The twists and turns and the who dunnit approach kept you wanting to stay up to the early hours to get the answers… DI Rachel Prince is a strong character… hooked on this new series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘The plotting and pacing are excellent with… There are reveals in almost every chapter so it gets very compulsive as you just have to keep turning the pages to see where it's going next…’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘My new favourite detective DI Rachel Prince… fast paced and the storyline had me hooked from the first page… I heartily recommend this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

WOW...Double WOW...What a fantastic book...I could not put it down…twists and turns throughout and what a brilliant ending...a big fat 5* for this brilliant book.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer

 

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

 

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