WOMEN NAMED SUSAN

Inside the desperate world of TV news, a reporter discovers a serial killer is targeting women named Susan. Riley Spartz is recovering from a heartbreaking, headline-making catastrophe of her own when a Minneapolis police source drops two homicide files in her lap. Both cold cases involve women named Susan strangled on the same day, one year apart. Riley sees a pattern between those murders and others pulled from old death records. As the deadly anniversary approaches, she stages a bolt on-air stunt to draw the killer out and uncover a motive that will leave readers breathless.

AUTHOR: JULIE KRAMER

TITLE: STALKING SUSAN

GENRE: Mystery, Suspense

ABDUCTED FROM A FUNERAL HOME

‘He was the only one in the room who could see it. His attention stayed there for one beat, two beats, three beats, far too long. Yet who could blame him for not being able to pull his gaze away from that?’ When something distracts Secret Agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career and presidential candidate Clyde Ritter, his life. But what stole his attention? And why was Ritter shot? Eight years later Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career is stopped short: Presidential candidate John Bruno is abducted from a funeral home while under her protection. The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to reopen investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King. The pair are determined to get to the bottom of what happened in those critical moments. Meanwhile, high-ranking members of the legal system and key witnesses from both cases are going missing. King is losing friends, colleagues and clients fast and his ex-lover, Joan Dillinger, is playing curious games she wants Sean back, but she also owes him for something.

AUTHOR: DAVID BALDACCI

TITLE: SPLIT SECOND

GENRE: Fiction, Thriller

SOMWHERE TO HIDE

With the death of her husband and a tragic secret she’s desperate to bury, Cathy Mason opens her home to young women who need a roof over their head and a sympathetic ear. From victims of domestic violence to drug addicts, no woman is beyond Cathy’s helping hand. The only problem? She lives on the notorious Mitchell Estate, where temptation and trouble lurk on every corner. Austin Forrester has waited a long time to seek revenge. Squatting in a disused pub, he has a plan to cause as much pain as possible. But first he needs to get in with the locals and have some fun before he settles the score. What he’s about to do will mean no turning back. When malicious notes are posted through her door, her belongings are trashed and a homeless teenager is found murdered, Cathy reckons it’s just part of daily life on the estate. But when those she cares about most fall prey to violence, she begins to suspect her past mistakes are catching up with her. Can Cathy finally confront her own troubled history before it engulfs not only her, but also the women struggling to rebuild their lives?

AUTHOR: MEL SHERRATT

TITLE: SOMEWHERE TO HIDE

GENRE: Mystery,Fiction,Crime

WITHOUT A BODY

Former police officers Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx have joined forces to start a successful missing persons investigation firm which has just been contracted to find the wife of bodybuilder Will Endersbe. Ellen discovers that a number of women with similar features and hair colour have also vanished in the Worcester area. Ellen and Brian suspect a serial kidnapper is to blame, and without a body, the police are happy to leave the case in their hands to solve. Hoping the women are still alive, Ellen digs for clues and races to find the women, despite her troubled private life and a meddlesome stepfather with a violent secret.

AUTHOR: M.A COMLEY

TITLE: SOLE INTENTION

GENRE: Suspense, Mystery

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THIS IS LIFE – WORTH READING

{ a} Never discuss your problems with everyone, 20% will not care and 80% will be glad that you have them.

{b} Life is similar to a boxing game. Defeat is not declared when you fall down. It is declared when you refuse to get up.

{c} It is always the wrong people who teach the right lesson in life. That is called life experience.

{d} Everything is valuable only on two occasions: [1] Before getting it and [ 2] After getting it

{e} Two places are most valuable in the world: [1] The nicest place is to be in someone’s thoughts and [ 2 ] The safest place is to be in someone’s prayers.

{f} Fear has two meanings: [1 ] Forget everything and run and [2] Face everything and rejoice. The choice is ours.

{g} EGO is the only requirement which destroys any relationship. Be a bigger person,skip the ‘E’ and let it ‘GO’.

{h}As long as we do not forgive people who have hurt us, they occupy a Rent-Free space in our mind.

{i} I asked God: If everything is already written in destiny, then why should i pray? God smiled and said: I have also written ‘ Conditions Apply’.

{j} Empty pockets teach millions of things in life. But full pockets spoil us in million ways.

{k} Trust is like a sticker. Once it is removed, it may stick again but not as strong as it holds when you first applied.

{l} Never win people with arguments. Rather defeat them with your smile. Because people who always wish to argue with you, cannot bear your silence.

{m} Memories are always special. Sometimes, we laugh by remembering the days we cried and sometimes we cry by remembering the days we laughed. That’s life.

Josbons.

HELL TO PAY

Survivors of a serial killer who invaded their childhood, Lucy Walsh and Jeremy Cavalon are married now, replacing nightmares of their terrifying past with joyful dreams of upcoming birth of their first child. Fiercely determined to protect the fragile balance of their lives, Lucy doesn’t know that her brand new husband guards a deadly secret… or that an Act of God is about to unleash a vengeful fury. For shell shocked Lucy and Jeremy, the horrible death of a loved one, is a tragic accident. But for a shadowy predator is the first step toward completing a deadly mission that was interrupted so long ago. Now, at last the members of the Walsh and Cavalon families will pay for their sins one by one.

AUTHOR: WENDY CORSI STAUB

TITLE: HELL TO PAY

GENRE: Mystery, Suspense

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SOMEONE IS WATCHING

Elsa Cavalon petrified that the nightmare from fifteen years earlier is beginning all over again.
Marin Quinn hiding with her daughters in their concrete fortress, her storybook marriage is over. Perfect strangers whose once-perfect lives were cruelly shattered, they’re bound by a long-lost child, a fragile strand of newfound maternal hope and mutual loneliness. Yet Elsa and Marin are never truly alone. Someone is always nearby, watching them and their children. Someone driven by vengeance and the simple poetry of nursery rhymes. Someone who must satisfy a dark need with innocent blood. And now time is running out for two mothers stalked by a cunning mastermind who wants to leave them.

AUTHOR: WENDY CORSI STAUB

TITLE: SCARED TO DEATH

GENRE: Mystery, Suspense

THE HORROR BEGINS

 A great fallen city has risen again,ten years after a catastrophe. A horror begins anew or  it never truly ended. The nightmare of 9/11 is a distant but still painful memory for Allison Taylor MacKenna now married to Mack and living in a quiet Westchester suburb. She has moved on with her life ten years after barely escaping death at the hands of New York’s Nightwatcher serial killer. The monster is dead, having recently committed suicide in his prison cell, but something is terribly wrong. Mack has started sleepwalking, with no recollection of where his nighttime excursions are taking him. And here, north of the city, more women are being savagely murdered, their bodies bearing the Nightwatcher’s unmistakable signature. Suddenly Allison must confront a devastating truth, her life is in jeopardy once again and quite possibly from the man she trusts and loves.

AUTHOR: WENDY CORSI STAUB

TITLE: SLEEPWALKER

GENRE: Thriller,Crime, Suspense,Mystery

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My Opinion: A Must Read

IT’S YOUR LOVE – TIM MCGRAW WITH FAITH HILL { THROW BACK THURSDAY }

Dancing in the dark
Middle of the night
Taking your heart
And holding it tight
Emotional touch
Touching my skin
And askin’ you to do
What you’ve been doing
All over again

Oh, it’s a beautiful thing
Don’t think I can keep it all in
I’ve just gotta let you know
What it is that won’t let me go

It’s your love
It just does something to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can’t get enough
And if you wonder
About the spell I’m under
Oh it’s your love

Better than I was
More than I am
And all of this happened
By taking your hand
And who I am now
Is who I wanted to be
And now that we’re together
I’m stronger than ever, I’m happy and free

Oh, it’s a beautiful thing
Don’t think I can keep it all in
And if you ask me why I’ve changed
All I gotta do is say your sweet name

It’s your love
It just does something to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can’t get enough
And if you wonder
About the spell I’m under
Oh it’s your love

Oh, it’s a beautiful thing
Don’t think I can keep it all in
I’ve just gotta let you know
What it is that won’t let me go

It’s your love
It just does something to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can’t get enough
And if you wonder
About the spell I’m under
Oh it’s your love
It’s your love
It’s your love

One of my favorite country songs. They are one of the greatest country singers.

WHY WE SING – KIRK FRANKLIN

Someone asked the question
Why do we sing?
When we lift our hands to Jesus
What do we really mean?

Someone may be wondering
When we sing our song
At times we maybe crying
And nothing’s even wrong

I sing because I’m happy
I sing because I’m free
His eye is on the sparrow
That’s the reason why I sing

Glory, hallelujah
You’re the reason why I sing
Glory, hallelujah
You’re the reason why I sing

Someone asked the question
Why do we sing?
When we lift our hands to Jesus
What do we really mean?

Someone may be wondering
When we sing our song
At times we maybe crying
And nothing’s even wrong

I sing because I’m happy
I sing because I’m free
His eye is on the sparrow
That’s the reason why I sing

Glory, hallelujah
You’re the reason why I sing
Glory, hallelujah
You’re the reason why I sing

Glory, hallelujah
I give the praises to You
Glory, hallelujah
You’re the reason why I sing

And when the song is over
We’ve all said ‘Amen’
and your heart just keep on singing
And the song will never end

And if somebody asks you
Was it just a show
Lift your hands and be a witness
And tell the whole world ‘no’

And when we cross that river
To study war no more
We will sing our song to Jesus
The one whom we adore

I sing because I’m happy
I sing because I’m free
His eye is on the sparrow
That’s the reason why I sing

Glory, hallelujah
You’re the reason why I sing
Glory, hallelujah
You’re the reason why I sing

Glory, hallelujah
I give the praises to You
Glory, hallelujah
You’re the reason why I sing

You’re the reason why I sing
You’re the reason why I sing
You’re the reason why I sing
You’re the reason why I sing
You’re the reason why I sing

God is still waiting with an open arms, all you gotta do is run to Him. Have a terrific thursday.

THE BRUTAL ART

Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in the cutthroat world of contemporary art when he is alerted to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: in a decaying New York slum, an elderly tenant has disappeared, leaving behind a staggeringly large trove of original drawings and paintings. Nobody can tell Ethan much about the old man, except that he came and went in solitude for nearly forty years, his genius hidden and unacknowledged. Despite the fact that, strictly speaking, the artwork doesn’t belong to him, Ethan takes the challenge and makes a name for the old man and himself. Soon Ethan has to congratulate himself on his own genius for storytelling and salesmanship. But suddenly the police are interested in talking to him. It seems that the missing artist had a nasty past, and the drawings hanging in the Muller Gallery have begun to look a lot less like art and a lot more like evidence. Sucked into an investigation four decades cold, Ethan will uncover a secret legacy of shame and death, one that will touch horrifyingly close to home and leave him fearing for his own life.

AUTHOR: JESSE KELLERMAN

TITLE: THE BRUTAL ART

GENRE: Fiction, Thriller

THE BOY IN THE SNOW

When Arctic guide Edie Kiglatuk stumbles across a body abandoned in the Alaskan forest, little did she imagines what her discovery will lead her to. With the local police convinced the death is linked to the Dark Believers, a sinister Russian sect, Edie’s friends insist she leave the investigation to the proper authorities. But remaining in the area as part of the support team for her ex-husband Sammy’s bid to win the famous Iditarod dog sled race, Edie cannot get the image of the frozen corpse out of her mind.Meanwhile, it’s election time and the lead candidate for governor of Alaska, Anchorage mayor Chuck Hillingberg, desperately wants to keep Edie’s discovery out of the press. While Sammy travels across some of world’s toughest and most deadly terrain, Edie sets off on an investigation which will take her into a dark world of politics, corruption and greed as a painful secret in her past finally catches up with her.

AUTHOR: M.J. MCGRATH

TITLE: THE BOY IN THE SNOW

GENRE: Mystery, Crime,Suspense & Thriller

ALL SHUT DOWN

Will Trent, a dedicated agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for fifteen years, knows that there’s definitely such a thing as a cop’s intuition. Which is why he should have listened to his own.
 While in an airport restroom at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, Will overhears a girl’s pleading, plaintive voice: “Please, I wanna go home.” Something isn’t right here, thinks Will. He feels it in his gut.

But he waits too long to act, and now the girl and the anxious, angry man she’s with have disappeared into the crowds at the busiest passenger airport in the world. After a desperate search and with time running out, Will makes a call to his supervisor, Amanda Wagner. Will’s partner, Faith Mitchell, immediately sends out an abducted child alert. The entire airport will soon be grinding to a halt: Almost 100 million passengers a year. Five runways. Seven concourses. Six million square feet of space that sprawled across two counties, three cities, and five jurisdictions. All shut down on a dime because Will has a hunch that he is certain is true a girl, maybe six or seven years old, has been snatched from God knows where. And he intends to bring her back no matter what it takes.

AUTHOR: KARIN SLAUGHTER

TITLE: SNATCHED

GENRE: Crime,Suspense,Thriller

SILENT SLAUGHTER

There’s a method to his madness.He chooses his tools with precision. Stalks his victims with cold efficiency. Plans his attack using mathematical logic. And now he is ready to play.There are rules to his game. When the killer’s first letter arrives at the station, NYPD profiler Lee Campbell suspects the writer is daring him to match wits with a dangerous and brilliant criminal mind. But once this “Alleyway Strangler” starts leaving specially targeted messages with each surgically carved corpse, Campbell realizes it’s not just personal. It’s perfectly calculated to destroy him

AUTHOR: C. E. LAWRENCE

TITLE: SILENT SLAUGHTER

GENRE: Mystery,Suspense,Thriller

THE PRICE OF FAME

You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.’Alison and Jenny McGregor Aberdeen’s own mother-daughter singing sensation are through to the semifinals of TV smash-hit Britain’s Next Big Star. They’re in all the gossip magazines, they’ve got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them. But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare. The ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet, telling the nation to dig deep if they want to keep Alison and Jenny alive. The media want action; the public displays of grief and anger are reaching fever-pitch. Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven’t left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher.

AUTHOR: STUART MACBRIDE

TITLE: SHATTER THE BONES

GENRE:  Thriller