Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate,cash-hungry family members.At its head was one of the wealthiest men in the world,a man who has just died in a mysterious accident and left his only daughter,Elizabeth,in control of the company.Now as this intelligent,tough,and beautiful young woman dares to save not sell Roffe and Sons,she will have to outwit those who secretly want her power,and the unknown assassin who wants her life.The daughter of one of the world’s richest men inherits his multi-billion-dollar business and his position at the top of the company.
AUTHOR: SIDNEY SHELDON
As D.C. Jennifer Knight investigates a routine stabbing in the quiet town of Haven,she is shocked at what seems like a personal message from beyond the grave.When more bodies are found,Jennifer is convinced the killings are somehow linked.What she discovers is more chilling than she could possibly imagine.The murders mirror those of the notorious Grim Reaper from over twenty years ago. A killer her mother helped convict.Jennifer can no longer ignore the personal connection.Is there a copycat killer at work? Was the wrong man convicted? Or is there something more sinister at play… With her mother’s terrifying legacy spiralling out of control,Jennifer must look into her own dark past in a fight not only to stop a killer but to save herself and those she loves.
AUTHOR: CAROLINE MITCHELL
TITLE: DON’T TURN AROUND
It was a desperate plan. But Mary Grace Winters knew the only way to save herself and her child from her abusive cop husband was to stage their own death.Now all that remains of their former life is at the bottom of a lake. Armed with a new identity in a new town,she and her son have found refuge hundreds of miles away.As Caroline Stewart,she has almost forgotten the nightmare she left behind nine years ago.She is even taking a chance on love with Max Hunter,a man with wounds of his own. But her past is about to collide with the present when her husband uncovers her trail and threatens her hard-won peace.Step by step,he’s closing in on her and everything and everyone she loves.
AUTHOR: KAREN ROSE
TITLE: DON’T TELL
Once a suburban husband and father,now the man has lost all sense of time.He retains only a few keepsakes of his former life: a handmade dining room table,an armoire and dresser from the bedroom, and a tape of the last message his wife ever left on their answering machine.These are memories of a man who no longer exists.Booze and an affair with a beautiful woman provide little relief,with the only meaning left in his life comes from his assignments.An envelope slipped under the door of his apartment with the name and address of an unpunished evildoer.The unspoken directive to kill.And every time he does,he marks the occasion with a memento: a tattoo.He has a lot of tattoos.But into this unchanging existence seep unsettling questions.How much of what he feels and sees can he trust? How much is a lie designed to control him? He will risk his own life and the lives of everyone around him to find out.
AUTHOR: RICHARD THOMAS
Charlie Giles is at the top of his game.An electronics superstar,he’s sold his startup company to a giant Boston firm,where he’s now a senior director.With his dog,Monte,at his side,Charlie is treated like a VIP everywhere he goes.
Then one day,everything in Charlie’s neatly ordered world starts to go terrifyingly wrong.His prestigious job and his inventions are wrenched away from him.His family is targeted,and his former employers are dying gruesomely,picked off one by one.Every sign,every shred of evidence,points to Charlie as a cold-blooded killer.And soon Charlie is unable to tell whether he’s succumbed to the pressures of work and become the architect of his own destruction,or whether he’s the victim of a relentless,diabolical attack.In a desperate struggle to save his life,Charlie races to uncover the truth,all the while realizing that nothing can be trusted least of all his own fractured mind…
AUTHOR: DANIEL PALMER
Winter has arrived in Broward’s Rock,South Carolina,and business has slowed for Annie Darling, owner of mystery bookstore Death on Demand.So when the island’s resident writer publishes the latest in her popular mystery series,Annie jumps at the chance to host a book signing,even though it conflicts with her shift at the local charity shop,Better Tomorrow.
Luckily,fellow volunteer Gretchen Burkholt agrees to sub for her.The signing goes well,but Gretchen interrupts the event multiple times,leaving voice mails about scandalous news she’s dying to share. Even though Gretchen tends to be excitable,Annie heads over to Better Tomorrow,where she finds Gretchen dead on the floor,an axe by her side.Annie enlists the help of her husband,Max,to piece together a puzzle involving an overturned kayak,a stolen motorboat,a troubled love affair,and a reckless teenager.And she must tread carefully in her investigation,because a killer is on the loose, and that killer works well in the foggy days of winter…
AUTHOR: CAROLYN HART
TITLE: DEATH COMES SILENTLY
The only thing unusual about the bus stop was the crying woman sitting on the yellow-painted curb.
Waking nightmare of a well meaning couple whose biggest and most ordinary dream has gone terrifyingly awry.Gage Dekker still blames himself for the car accident that claimed the lives of his first wife and young son.Then he meets Anna,who understands grief all too well.Within a year,Gage and Anna are married,his career is thriving,and both feel ready to become parents once more.
After a heartbreaking miscarriage,they begin the long adoption process,until fate brings Lily into their lives.Young,pregnant,and homeless,Lily agrees to give her baby to Gage and Anna in exchange for financial support.It’s the perfect arrangement for everyone.Seeing his wife’s happiness and optimism for their new life and child,Gage begins to feel a sense of hope he thought he’d lost forever.But something isn’t right once Lily enters their lives.At work and at home,Gage is being sabotaged,first in subtle ways,then things take a more sinister turn.Every attempt he makes to uncover the truth only drives a wedge between him and Anna.Even as he’s propelled toward an unthinkable choice to save his marriage and his job,Gage discovers that the most chilling revelations are still to come.
AUTHOR: DANIEL PALMER
Beside each body,the killer leaves a simple charm bearing a woman’s name.The victims are strangers to each other,but they have been chosen with the utmost care.Each bears a striking resemblance to Kendall Shaw,a local TV presenter,and each is brutally strangled by a madman whose obsession will never end.In front of the cameras,Kendall is the picture of stylish confidence.
But at night she’s haunted by disturbing nightmares that feel like fragmented memories of a childhood she can’t remember.Despite warnings from Detective Jacob Warwick,Kendall can’t stop investigating the recent string of murders.She knows she holds the key to catching an obsessed psychopath if he doesn’t get to her first.The deeper Kendall and Jacob dig into the victim’s’ backgrounds,the more terrifying the discoveries.From the shadows of the past,a legacy of evil has resurfaced.Every murder,every moment has been leading to Kendall.And this time,nothing will stop the killer making her his final victim…
AUTHOR: MARY BURTON
TITLE: DEAD RINGER