20 years after the murder of Stefan and Miranda Harkness, DCI Matilda Darke is tasked with re-opening the cold case. Following a nine month absence from work, she is a shadow of her former self, and must fight her inner demons to solve the case. She is up against her rival, Acting DCI Ben Hales, who will do anything possible to solve the case, including intimidation of fragile sole witness, Jonathan Harkness. By the time the case is solved, Matilda, Ben, and Jonathan's lives will have changed forever.
The Hangman's Hold
Author: Michael Wood
Publisher: Killer Reads
Your life is in his hands. In the gripping new serial killer thriller from Michael Wood, Matilda Darke faces a vicious killer pursuing his own brand of lethal justice. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and Helen Fields.There's a killer in your house.The Hangman waits in the darkness of your living room. As soon as you get home, he will kill you - hang you by the neck - and make you pay for all the crimes you have tried desperately to forget.He knows your darkest secrets.The police are running out of time. DCI Matilda Darke is facing her worst nightmare: a serial killer pursuing his own brand of lethal justice, whose campaign of violence is spreading fear throughout the city.And he is closer than you think.As the body count rises, Matilda is personally targeted and even her most trusted colleagues fall under suspicion. But can she keep those closest to her from harm? Or is it already too late?
No Time to Die
Author: Kira Peikoff
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
"Fans of Michael Crichton will love this heart-pounding thriller." —Joseph Finder In a Washington, D.C. research lab, a brilliant scientist is attacked by his own test subjects. At Columbia University, a talented biochemist is lured out of her apartment and never seen again. In the Justice Department's new Bioethics Committee, agent Les Mahler sees a sinister pattern emerging. . . Zoe Kincaid is a petite college student whose rare genetic makeup may hold the key to a powerful medical breakthrough. When she is kidnapped, the very thing mankind has wanted since the dawn of time threatens to unleash our final destruction. "A crackling good read. . .terrific and totally unexpected."—Michael Palmer "A twisting, suspenseful thriller." —William Landay
Daughters Unto Devils
Author: Amy Lukavics
God bless the little children When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner's family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly Ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries. When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn't right on the prairie. She's heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can't be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.
The Fell Walker
Author: Michael Wood
Set in the evocative landscapes of the English Lake District and the Scottish highlands, as well as the mean streets of Manila, The Fell Walker is a fast moving thriller with a poignant touch that sets it apart. A government minister is found dead at the foot of a Lake District mountain, adding to a sudden increase in the accident statistics.A lonely Scotsman leaves his isolated croft and travels to steamy Manila.These apparently unconnected events are the first sketches on a large canvas, soon to be smeared blood red by a brutal killer.Who is he?What is driving him?And why are his hideous crimes being ignored by the police?A small town journalist, Ben Foxley, starts to investigate. In the process he is drawn into a world of technology and politics, love and obsession, and finally to a living nightmare - a terrifyingly personal race against time.Before beginning The Fell Walker, allow yourself some quality reading time, for once you've picked it up, you'll not want to put it
To Catch a Rabbit
Author: Helen Cadbury
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Two young boys stumble on a dead prostitute. She's on Sean Denton's patch. As Doncaster's youngest community support officer, he's already way out of his death, but soon he's uncovering more than he's supposed to know. Meanwhile Karen Friedman, professional mother of two, learns her brother has disappeared. She desperately needs to know he's safe, but once she starts looking, she discovers unexpected things about her own needs and desires. Played out against a gritty landscape on the edge of a Northern town, Karen and Sean risk losing all they hold precious.
Carved in Bone
Author: Jefferson Bass
Publisher: Harper Collins
There is a patch of ground in Tennessee dedicated to the science of death, where human remains lie exposed to be studied for their secrets. The real-life scientist who founded the "Body Farm" has broken cold cases and revolutionized forensics . . . and now he spins an astonishing tale inspired by his own experiences. Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent his career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insular people who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secret prematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt—and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see him fail . . . by any means necessary. With Fascinating Insider Information on the Body Farm!
The Truth Will Out
Author: Jane Isaac
Eva is skyping her best friend Naomi, when the latter suddenly disappears from the screen and a menacing figure appears in the background - who then proceeds to attack. Horrified, Eva calls an ambulance and flees Hampton, fearing for her own safety. DCI Helen Lavery leads the investigation into the murder, though there are no leads, no further witnesses, and no sign of forced entry. Slowly, the pieces of the puzzle start to come together; but as Helen inches toward solving the case, her past becomes caught up in her present. Someone is after both her and Eva. Someone who will stop at nothing to get what they want. And as the net starts to close around them, can Helen escape her own demons as well as helping Eva to escape hers?
‘I couldn't wait to turn the next page - brilliant and what an amazing twist!’ - Donna Maguire Years ago there was a silent witness to an act of evil. Now, a twisted killer is on the loose fuelled by revenge.
Author: S. Williams
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
‘An awe-inspiring main character...I recommend it hugely!’ SHARON BOLTON ‘I could not put it down. Totally loved it. Excellent writing, brilliant story’ ANGELA MARSONS A relentless thriller that will grip you by the throat and refuse to let go! Perfect for fans of SILENT SCREAM by Angela Marsons, and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.
Author: Philip Kerr
I swore not to tell this story while Newton was still alive. 1696, young Christopher Ellis is sent to the Tower of London, but not as a prisoner. Though Ellis is notoriously hotheaded and was caught fighting an illegal duel, he arrives at the Tower as assistant to the renowned scientist Sir Isaac Newton. Newton is Warden of the Royal Mint, which resides within the Tower walls, and he has accepted an appointment from the King of England and Parliament to investigate and prosecute counterfeiters whose false coins threaten to bring down the shaky, war-weakened economy. Ellis may lack Newton’s scholarly mind, but he is quick with a pistol and proves himself to be an invaluable sidekick and devoted apprentice to Newton as they zealously pursue these criminals. While Newton and Ellis investigate a counterfeiting ring, they come upon a mysterious coded message on the body of a man killed in the Lion Tower, as well as alchemical symbols that indicate this was more than just a random murder. Despite Newton’s formidable intellect, he is unable to decipher the cryptic message or any of the others he and Ellis find as the body count increases within the Tower complex. As they are drawn into a wild pursuit of the counterfeiters that takes them from the madhouse of Bedlam to the squalid confines of Newgate prison and back to the Tower itself, Newton and Ellis discover that the counterfeiting is only a small part of a larger, more dangerous plot, one that reaches to the highest echelons of power and nobility and threatens much more than the collapse of the economy. Dark Matter is the lastest masterwork of suspense from Philip Kerr, the internationally bestselling and brilliantly innovative thriller writer who has dazzled readers with his imaginative, fast-paced novels. Like An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Name of the Rose, and Kerr’s own Berlin Noir trilogy, Dark Matter is historical mystery at its finest, an extraordinary, suspense-filled journey through the shadowy streets and back alleys of London with the brilliant Newton and his faithful protégé. The haunted Tower with its bloody history is the perfect backdrop for this richly satisfying tale, one that introduces an engrossing mystery into the volatile mix of politics, science, and religion that characterized life in seventeenth-century London. From the Hardcover edition.
‘There are lots of twists and turns in this book and it has the makings of a great series’ - Annette (Netgalley) A missing child. A dead body. A killer on the loose.
Offers advice on managing investments in both uptrending and downtrending markets, revealing how to evaluate company financial reports, recognize signals that foretell shifts in the market, and exit investments at the right time.
Author: Rebecca Muddiman
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Captivating and fast-paced, GONE has a riveting storyline and gritty characters in a super-twisty plot.' Mel Sherratt A twisty story of murder, guilt and unintended consequences, perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott and Angela Marsons. 250,000 people go missing in the UK every year. 91% of those reported to police are found within 48 hours. 99% of cases are solved within a year. And 1% stay gone. Troubled teenager Emma Thorley vanished without a trace eleven years ago. But now a body has been found... As news of the discovery travels, the past comes back to haunt all those involved, from the police to Emma's friends and enemies. Because some secrets cannot be buried for ever...and some dangers never go away.
Part two of Owen Mullen's explosive PI Charlie Cameron series