One Dark Night: An absolutely gripping crime thriller with unputdownable mystery and suspense

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Driving home after a day in the countryside with his wife, Katy, and their two kids, doting father Adam Parr gets cut up by a speeding silver car, nearly causing him to crash. Shocked and upset that his kids could have been killed, he pulls over…

 

That’s when he sees a struggling woman in the back seat of the silver car, her eyes pleading for help, and he knows his family are in terrible danger.

 

In the blink of an eye, the Parr’s ordinary lives are plunged into an unimaginable nightmare. With nowhere to run, and the whole family at risk, does Adam have what it takes to lead his loved ones to safety?

 

A gripping and addictive thriller with plenty of twists. If you love Harlan Coben, James Patterson or Robert Dugoni, you’ll be completely hooked.

 

What readers are saying about One Dark Night:

Wow!! This book is incredible. I did not know what to expect from one page to the next. My kindle couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Needless to say, I read this book in one sitting. The "need to know" was greater than the need for sleep. And it was so worth it. This is a book that needs to be on your must read list.’ Sue Blanchard, 5 stars

 

Abandon everything else because it is impossible to put down! Trust me, I read for 6 hours straight, kidding myself, just one more chapter, until it was suddenly 5am!!!! Tom Bale really does know how to reel you in!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Grips you from the get-go and you don’t want to let go until the end!!!... Hold onto your hats, you’re in for one hell of a ride. Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

An incredible, unable to put down novel! I read this in one day because I just couldn’t stop!So many twist and turns that I was in shock! The ending was my favourite by far!Buried in a Book, 5 stars

 

Sit down, buckle up, and get ready for one heck of an adrenaline rush! This book starts off fast and never really lets up. From the opening event to the wrap-up, I was enthralled and couldn’t read fast enough.Fireflies and Free Kicks, 5 stars

 

A non-stop, all action thriller of a readnail-bitingThe action just kept coming and coming it was really gripping. A fantastic plot and amazing set of characters to keep you hooked from page one and not let go till the last page It’s a belter of a novel!!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

Starts off with a bang and it really sucked me in immediately… had me on the edge of my seat and I read it in the space of a couple of days. If you like fast paced, adrenaline fuelled thrillers then this is definitely the book for you.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Really enjoyeda gripping thriller that never once loses pace or addictive quality… heart-stoppinga fast paced action thrillerTerrific storytelling. Recommended.’ Liz Loves Books

 

A non-stop tension fuelled, fast paced story with plenty of action… an atmospheric thriller, full of suspense, twists and surprises!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

Highly recommend this must read thriller! I couldn't put it down until I knew how it ended (read as: another late night staying up to finish a book)… I can promise, I will be purchasing more of Tom Bale's thrillers. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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Bookouture
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Published on
Oct 23, 2018
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Pages
472
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ISBN
9781786817044
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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‘I devoured this book, such a page-turner! ... still debating 'whodunnit' right up to the very end ... gripping and literally kept me wanting more.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

The body was suspended, lifeless, arms spread out with thick, black cable ties binding them to a horizontal timber. But her eyes went first to the folded black wings attached to the victim’s back.

 

When a body is found posed in a ritualistic manner at the crumbling Arthuret Hall in the stunning hills of the Lake District, Detective Beth Young immediately recognises the signs of a serial killer.

 

Beth quickly establishes the victim’s ID as forty-two-year-old local, Angus Keane, who leaves behind a distraught wife and two young daughters. Beth and her team must investigate disgruntled clients and bumps in his marriage, yet she knows the story is bigger than this.

 

As each suspect claims to have an alibi, Beth prays she’s wrong, but the post-mortem reveals a killer with unusual skills to match a twisted mind. With her leads running dry, Beth digs into the history of Arthuret Hall, once a home for evacuee children. And she thinks she might be getting somewhere, when a dog walker finds two more bodies in the dank cellar of derelict Highstead Castle. Both bodies have birds’ wings glued to their backs.

 

As the newest recruit to the Cumbrian major crimes team, and with a past she’d like to forget, Beth was always under pressure. But with her serial killer theory confirmed, the clock is ticking and she must pull her team together for long, sleepless nights. Beth is certain there’s a clue hidden in the staging of the bodies, and where their scenes are set, but, as she gets closer, she begins to wonder – is she walking into a trap?

 

Can Beth get inside the killer’s sick head before they take another victim, or is she next?

 

A tenacious young detective with scars both physical and emotional, Beth Young will stop at nothing in her fight for justice for the innocent. Set in the Lake District, it is perfect for fans of Joy Ellis, LJ Ross, and Peter James. 

 

Readers are loving Death in the Lakes:

‘I was absolutely gripped… A sophisticated and gripping read that will send your heart racing. This is an author who knows exactly what a crime fan expects from a book and he delivers every time. A thrilling and twisted read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘Ohh I really enjoyed this book so much, the plot was exceptionally good, very gruesome and totally addictive.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Every now and again something stunning comes along, and now is that time… Not only is the story original, and compelling, but the main character is one of the best fictional Police Detectives I’ve had the pleasure to be introduced to… A great book, just stunning.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars

 

‘Packed a punch of thrills and chills… [A] remarkable read that captures the mind in a vice grip and refuses to let it go.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘[It] thunders towards a thrilling climax.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Twisted and gruesome. And brilliant… Hugely atmospheric… The action is full on, and the story is full of tension – my nerves were shredded!’ Suze Reviews

 

‘Oh my, what a chillingly disturbing first case… Just when you think you may have it figured out… You don’t… If you like a good police procedural serial killer mystery…. this is the one for you.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘A very, very cleverly written novel which grows in intensity… A psychologically intelligent, gripping and complex start to a brand-new series.’ The Writing Garnet

 

‘Wow is all I can say… A twisty, turny, fast-paced thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would! Absolutely brilliant story and one of my favourites this year.’ Booking Good Read, 5 stars

‘Captivating and thrilling… the twists kept coming… leaving me hanging onto every word rapidly turning pages hungry for more, reading late in to the night… Go and buy this book you won’t regret it!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

When a young woman’s body found hanging upside-down from a crucifix in an abandoned church, Detective Lucy Harwin is plunged into a case that will test her to her very limits.

 

Before Lucy even has time to get started, another body is found. And this time it’s someone Lucy and her team consider one of their own; the chief’s mother. Her body too is hanging upside-down, so Lucy fears there’s a serial killer stalking the streets of her small coastal town.

 

Lucy knows the chief is a good man. She trusts him, but can’t pin down his alibi. Just as she’s beginning to suspect the worst, she pushes for a test on some animal hairs, and uncovers a link to an old unsolved murder.

 

Lucy knows she’s getting close, and works around the clock to catch this killer before he strikes again. But then the trail leads her to the church where her teenage daughter volunteers. Can Lucy prevent a tragedy that will tear her world apart again?

 

An addictive and unputdownable crime thriller that will hook fans of Patricia Gibney, LJ Ross and Angela Marsons from the very first page.

 

What readers are saying about Last Light:

‘Explosive straight out of the gate… I loved everything about this book… This is a seriously good book… in my top 5 of my favourite books of 2018, I loved it, it was really good. If I could give it more stars I would.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘Brilliant… A must-read book, twisty, gripping and one hell of a read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I was captivated… kept me engrossed from start to finish… if this is the first DI Lucy Harwin book you read, I can guarantee you will read the rest of the series and wait for the next instalment as eagerly as me.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars

 

‘Honestly, I will read anything by Helen Phifer. She didn’t disappoint with her latest book. There were amazing twists and turns.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A first-class read, fast-paced, well-constructed and with believable characters… Recommend it highly.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Another non-stop read for me. Very tightly paced and great, great characters… that's what makes these books "must reads" for me.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow! What a brilliant read!… I finished Last Light in just a few hours.’ Booking Good Read, 5 stars

 

‘A real page-turner, I read this book in one sitting. This is a book you can't put down. I was hooked from the first page… OMG what a case… I honestly had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed. This is a real rollercoaster of a read… will get your heart pumping. I absolutely loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Outstanding... More ups and downs than the big dipper.... Lots of twists and turns and I was up several nights late desperate to find out what happened. Cannot wait to read more books in this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Fabulous … a real unputdownable read which I just ploughed through. This author can really write one heck of a good plot and I hope the next book won’t be too long in coming so if you want a terrific read well here you have it look no further it’s brilliant!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer

How far would you go to save your family?

In the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie.

This is no burglary gone wrong.

The intruders know who they're looking for a man called Edward Renshaw. And they are prepared to kill to get to him.

When the men leave empty handed, little do Alice and Harry realise that their nightmare is just beginning. Is it a case of mistaken identity? Who is Renshaw? And what is he hiding?

One thing is clear they already know too much.

As Alice and Harry are separated in the run for their lives, there is no time to breathe in their fight to be reunited. And with their attackers closing in, there is only one choice:

STAY ALIVE. OR DON'T.

Terrifying, unputdownable and full of twists and turns, this stunning thriller will have you on the edge of your seat right to the very last page.

Read what everyone is saying about See How They Run

'Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around' Simon Kernick

'Fast paced, shocking turns and thrilling scenes which make the reader focus purely on the characters' plight within the pages. See How They Run is a fantastically thrilling whirlwind of a book. It is a tense, masterful lesson in putting ordinary characters into extraordinary circumstances and watching the story unfold. A highly entertaining 5 star read for me!'  Bibliophile Book Club

'Heart-poundingly brilliant, the tension was palpable. I could almost hear the adrenaline coursing through my veins. The action is non stop, I could hardly catch my breath.' Sincerely Book Angels

'See How They Run is a perfect thriller with moments that make you hold your breath and hope that everything will be OK. A fantastic novel that will make you double check and then triple check you locked your back door.' Blabbering About Books

'Totally intense read, which I couldn't put down. I actually thought I was going to have a heart attack it got my heart racing that much!'  Chelle's Book Reviews

 One split second can destroy your life forever
Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbour, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control…

When she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Jen quickly starts to wonder if someone is playing a cruel game with her - or is she losing her mind?

Desperate to clear her name with the police, she must first untangle a chilling web of lies. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger.

They’re watching her child as well.

An unputdownable psychological thriller with plenty of twists that will keep you hooked until the very last page…

Read what everyone is saying about Tom Bale
‘Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around’ Simon Kernick 

‘Really not kidding when I say #SoGoodMyKindleMelted, I was flicking so fast the Kindle was in danger of combusting!!’ Baatty About Books

‘I was left gasping for breath. It was a whirlwind, an engaging, action-packed novel with a thrilling sense of danger weaved right the way through, pulling me ever-closer to the end.’ Becca’s Books

‘See How They Run has to be THE most scariest and thrilling novel that I have ever read. It is full of suspense, heart-pulsing and plot driven. It is a read of pure TERROR.’ Postcard Reviews

‘Once again, Tom Bale has masterfully woven together a tale of heart stopping suspense! I'm hooked for life and cannot wait until his next book!’ The Suspense is Thrilling Me

‘This is one hell of a nailbiting, gripping story that had me on tenterhooks, leaving me totally traumatised.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

‘Fantastic plot, great characters and a storyline that drew me in from the first page and kept me in its grip until I reached the very last page.’ The Book Review Café

‘All Fall Down is a whirlwind of a book, it will pick you up, spin you around and throw you back down to the ground with a bang!!! #ALLTHESTARS for this one!!!’ Bibliophile Book Club

‘I read through this in a few hours because I really couldn’t put it down…An absolutely brilliant, thrilling and heart-pumping read.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
The instant New York Times Bestseller (January 2018)!

"A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review

"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down." —Glamour

"Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl." —In Touch Weekly

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

A 2018 Indie Next Pick | One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018 | One of Hello Giggles' 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

Praise for The Wife Between Us:

"Fiendishly clever...in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." —Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire

“A clever thriller with masterful twists.” – Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman

"The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. I loved it." –Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew

"A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!" –Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada

“This amazing story gallops along at breakneck speed, with an ending that smacks you between the eyes and takes your breath away. These authors are destined to become trail blazers in the field of psychological suspense books that explode in your hands!” —Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault

“Like a house of mirrors, The Wife Between Us kept me guessing around every corner, delving into the complexities of marriage, friendship, and obsession.” —Javier Ramirez, The Book Table

You tried to save a life. Now you’re fighting to save your own.
It should have been an idyllic day for the Turner family – until a dying man, beaten beyond all recognition, arrives at their home, uttering the words, HELP ME. 

Rob and Wendy Turner and their children try to explain away the horrific scene as being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but in the days that follow their lives are threatened in ways they could never imagine. 

The family is unaware that they are being watched by someone with their own terrifying agenda, who will stop at nothing to fulfil their own twisted desires. 

But when hidden secrets come rushing to the surface, it’s clear not everything is as it seems in this happy family. Are the Turners a victim of circumstance – or does the key to their fate lie closer to home? 

Forced to fight for everything they hold dear, can they save themselves before time runs out – or will their act of compassion see them paying the ultimate price…? 

A heart-stopping, shocking and tense thriller that will keep you guessing to the very last page. 

What readers are saying about Tom Bale
‘Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around’ Simon Kernick 

‘Really not kidding when I say #SoGoodMyKindleMelted, I was flicking so fast the Kindle was in danger of combusting!!’ Baatty About Books 

‘I was left gasping for breath. It was a whirlwind, an engaging, action-packed novel with a thrilling sense of danger weaved right the way through, pulling me ever-closer to the end.’ Becca’s Books 

‘Right from the first chapter you are taken into a world full of suspense, tension and fast paced action… a massive joy ride of an adventure’ The Coffee and Kindle 

‘See How They Run has to be THE most scariest and thrilling novel that I have ever read. It is full of suspense, heart-pulsing and plot driven. It is a read of pure TERROR.’ Postcard Reviews 

‘a heart-pounding, rollercoaster ride Bloomin’ Brilliant Books
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