A child is killed after falling from the Humber Bridge.Despite fleeing the scene,two young brothers are found guilty and sent to prison.Upon their release they are granted one privilege only,their anonymity.Probation officer Cate Austin is responsible for Humber Boy B’s reintegration into society.But the general public’s anger is steadily growing,and those around her are wondering if the secret of his identity is one he actually deserves to keep.Cate’s loyalty is challenged when she begins to discover the truth of the crime.She must ask herself if a child is capable of premeditated murder.Or is there a greater evil at play?
AUTHOR: RUTH DUGDALL
TITLE: HUMBER BOY B
They told her she killed her son. She served her time. But what if they lied?
I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son.And you believe what your loved ones,your doctor and the police tell you,don’t you? My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster,and I murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan.I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for my crime,and four weeks ago I was released early on parole with a new identity,address and a chance to rebuild my tattered life.This morning,I received an envelope addressed to Susan Webster.Inside it was a photograph of a toddler called Dylan.Now I am questioning everything I believe because if I have no memory of the event,how can I truly believe he’s dead?
If there was the smallest chance your son was alive,what would you do to get him back?
AUTHOR: JENNY BLACKHURST
TITLE: HOW I LOST YOU
He’s Watching.A gunman is stalking the wards of a local hospital.He’s unidentified and dangerous, and has to be located. Urgently.Police Firearms Officer Aden McCarthy is tasked with tracking him down. Still troubled by the shooting of a schoolboy,Aden is determined to make amends by finding the gunman before it’s too late.She’s Waiting.To psychologist Imogen,hospital should be a place of healing and safety both for her,and her young niece who’s been recently admitted.She’s heard about the gunman,but he has little to do with her.Or has he? As time ticks down,no one knows who the gunman’s next target will be.But he’s there.Hiding in plain sight.Far closer than anyone thinks…
AUTHOR: EMMA KAVANAGH
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO RAISE TWO PERFECT LITTLE KILLERS?
Hades Archer surrounds himself with the things others leave behind.Their trash becomes the twisted sculptures that line his junkyard.The bodies they want disposed of become his problem for a fee.
Then one night a man arrives on his doorstep,clutching a small bundle that he wants ‘lost’.And Hades makes a decision that will change everything…Twenty years later,homicide detective Frank Bennett feels like the luckiest man on the force when he meets his new partner,the dark and beautiful Eden Archer.But there’s something strange about Eden and her brother,Eric.Something he can’t quite put his finger on.At first,as they race to catch a very different kind of serial killer,his partner’s sharp instincts come in handy.But soon Frank’s wondering if she’s as dangerous as the man they hunt.
AUTHOR: CANDICE FOX
In 1982 Victorian police were called to a home on a housing estate an hour west of Melbourne. There,they found a five-year-old boy lying still and silent on the carpet.There were no obvious signs of trauma,but the child,Jacob,died the next day.
The story made the headlines and hundreds attended the funeral.Few people were surprised when the boy’s mother and her boyfriend went to prison for the crime.Police declared themselves satisfied with the result,saying there was no doubt that justice had been done.And yet,for years rumours swept the estate and clung like cobwebs to the long-vacant house: there had been a cover-up.The real perpetrator,at least according to local gossip,was the boy’s six-year-old sister,Lauren..Twenty years on,Lauren has created a new life for herself,but details of Jacob’s death being to resurface and the story again makes the newspapers.As Lauren struggles with the ghosts of her childhood,it seems only a matter of time before the past catches up with her.
AUTHOR: CAROLINE OVERINGTON
TITLE: GHOST CHILD
The Nightmare Begins… And the fear Never Ends…….
The Night Watchman is ready to kill again.After thirty-five years in prison,he is free to commit the same twisted atrocities that once made him as notorious as the Zodiac Killer and Jack the Ripper.Now,at last,his moment has come..For renowned psychic Lucinda Sloan,fame is a double-edged sword.Through her television appearances,she helps police capture America’s most elusive serial killers.Unfortunately,she also catches the eye of the Night Watchman.Once this madman learns that Lucinda “sees” murders after they’re committed,it’s time to play.The first victim is someone she knows a personal shock that brings Lucinda closer to her ex-lover,Detective Randall Barakat.Then a second murder in Chicago,and a third in Denver,makes her realize that the Night Watchman is toying with her.Each victim wears a wrist watch,each watch bears a message…and each message is a warning for Lucinda that her time is up and soon she’ll be next to die. . .
AUTHOR: WENDY CORSI STAUB
TITLE: DEAD BEFORE DARK
A new reality show is on the air in England,a show that’s designed to instill fear into its participants. The contestants are trapped in a “haunted house” with the rigged scary bits at the control of the producers,and the only way to win and end the terror is to find and get into the hidden room with the mysterious prize.The contestants in the house have started seeing disturbing ethereal images and are truly frightened.The problem is that the producers of the show haven’t switched on any of the automated horrors.These visions are happening all by themselves. After much convincing,primarily using a large wad of money,John Constantine agrees to go investigate.Of course,all is not as it seems, and there’s more to this mystery than at first meets the eye.
AUTHOR: IAN RANKIN
TITLE: DARK ENTRIES
From the outside,Carter Tomlin’s life looked perfect: a big house,pretty wife,two kids a St. Paul success story.But Tomlin has a secret.He’s lost his job,the bills are mounting,and that perfect life is hanging by a thread.Desperate,he robs a bank.Then he robs another.
As the red flags start to go up,FBI Special Agent Carla Windermere homes in on Tomlin from one direction,while Minnesota state investigator Kirk Stevens picks up the trail from another.The two cops haven’t talked since their first case together,but that’s all going to change very quickly.Because Carter Tomlin’s decided he likes robbing banks.And it’s not because of the money,not anymore.Tomlin has guns and a new taste for violence.And he’s not quitting anytime soon.
AUTHOR: OWEN LAUKKANAN
TITLE: CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE
I WILL ALWAYS BE THE GIRL WHO WILL HAPPILY SIT ALONE AND READ. DO NOT MISTAKE ME FOR A LONELY PERSON, I AM MERELY FASCINATED WITH OTHER WORLDS.
A murder investigation frozen in time is beginning to melt.
November 1993.Scotland is in the grip of an ice-cold winter and the Lake of Menteith is frozen over.A young man and woman walk across the ice to the historic island of Inchmahome which lies in the middle of the lake.Only the man returns.
In the spring,as staff prepare the abbey ruins for summer visitors,they discover the body of a girl, her skull violently crushed.Present day.Retired detective Alan Narey is still haunted by the unsolved crime. Desperate to relieve her ailing father’s conscience,DS Rachel Narey risks her job and reputation by returning to the Lake of Menteith and unofficially reopening the cold case.With the help of police photographer Tony Winter,Rachel prepares a dangerous gambit to uncover the killer’s identity little knowing who that truly is.Despite the freezing temperatures the ice cold case begins to thaw,and with it a tide of secrets long frozen in time are suddenly and shockingly unleashed.
AUTHOR: CRAIG ROBERTSON
TITLE: COLD GRAVE