One wrong decision, one terrifying night, leaves student Elizabeth with a stark choice – kill or be killed. And the consequences of that choice will shape her whole life.
Now a wife, a mother, and a lawyer, she must find a way to out run her past, protect her family and live with her secret. But is it really possible to live a happy life with such a huge shadow cast by the past? And as it becomes clear that someone else knows her secret and is hunting her down, time is running out for Elizabeth to keep her family safe.
In the bestselling tradition of Clare Mackintosh and Jenny Blackhurst, Cynthia Clark has written a heart-stopping story about the choices we make and how far we'd go to protect our families. Even if it means deceiving the people we love most...
'If You Only Knew is a tense, vividly written story that had me captivated right till the very end. Amazing!' Adele O'Neill.
In the small town of Tucker’s Corner, Oregon, a bank manager is killed because he found some information about payoffs from Esteban Fernandez to a very high-level member of the United States Government. The banker had time to mail out three copies of this dangerous information before he died.
He mailed a copy to himself.
He mailed a copy to his ex-wife.
And he mailed a copy to his old friend in the city…a man that has a security company that bears his name.
The banker mailed the information to Jim Dandy Security.
Two of the three recipients of the information are dead, and so is the Tucker’s Corner Postmaster.
Jim quickly finds out that this information is deadly, and he finds that he’s in way over his head. He calls in some favors from his competition.
This time, it isn’t Jim Dandy to the rescue. It’s Justice Security, and the situation has never been deadlier.
Jacqueline Belew has a secret.
Jackie is foster mom to five special needs children. That isn’t her secret.
Jackie loves these children very, very much. That isn’t her secret.
Jackie’s nickname is Jackie Blue, given to her by the children. That isn’t her secret, either.
Jackie Blue knows the outcome of any game of chance. Any game. She uses this ability to win small amounts of money to assist in raising and caring for these special needs kids. She tries to never win more than she needs, since she doesn’t want to abuse her ability.
Someone has noticed her gift, however.
The Giambini crime family has noticed what Jackie can do. And when this desperate crime family decides to kidnap Jackie to be their golden goose, the children hire Joey Justice and Justice Security to rescue her.
Things turn deadly very quickly.
Even Jackie didn’t see that coming…
Suggested by lyrics from the classic song performed by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, T. M. Bilderback’s Jackie Blue will feed your suspense cravings!
"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....