‘You will never find me.’ Thorkild Christensen stares down at his murdered wife, Karen, and realises he knows almost nothing about her. How did she fill her days? Where did she disappear to every Thursday? Lead investigator Detective Thea Krogh is determined to find out. And then a second woman is shot dead. There is seemingly nothing to link the two victims, and the police move on, desperate for a lead. But someone out there has a deadly secret. And as events begin to play out masterminded by a strange and bewitching figure, all of their worlds are about to come crashing down.
AUTHOR: SANDER JAKOBSEN
TITLE: THE PREACHER
GENRE: Thriller, Crime, Mystery
In 1969, Jake Cazalet saved the life of a Frenchwoman in Vietnam, and a brief, passionate affair ensued. Years later in Paris, he was introduced to another beautiful young woman, his daughter. For many reasons, their relationship remained a secret. Now Jake Cazalet is president of the United States, Somehow, someone has discovered the truth about his daughter, and she is seized by a vicious extremist group. If the president does not comply with the kidnappers’ demands or uses any of America’s security agencies to track them down they will execute
AUTHOR: JACK HIGGINS
TITLE: THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER
GENRE: Suspense, Action Adventure
Death is a daily, sometimes hourly, occurrence at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York. Now, in his pressure cooker career, Dr. Earl Garnet has broken the cardinal rule of modern medicine: he publicly blames a powerful HMO for practicing “no-fault murder” in the death of an eighteen-month-old baby. The HMO swiftly strikes back, igniting a debilitating boycott of the hospital. But after several accidents nearly cost patients their lives, the true bloodletting begins. A doctor is found sprawled out in the parking lot, his throat cut ear to ear. Blamed for instigating the chaos, Earl Garnet knows that he faces more than a deadly power play. The doctor may have uncovered a conspiracy reaching from the halls of one of the nation’s most influential HMOs to a small, experimental clinic in Mexico, where yet another of his patients went for treatment and disappeared. To find answers, Garnet must wade deep into the murky, surreal workings of today’s healthcare industry.
AUTHOR: PETER CLEMENT
TITLE: THE PROCEDURE
GENRE: Medical Thriller, Crime, Suspense, Mystery
MY OPINION: A Must Read
Tweed and Paula take over the brutal murder case of two attractive women from plodding Chief Inspector Reebeck. A clue leads them to a remote rural country controlled by ‘Pit Bull’, human and dangerous. They meet his weird family: ‘daughter’ Margot: shrewd, unstable; his daughter Sable; his son Lance: well-mannered, observant; Mrs Shipton: grim housekeeper and Marius Lepke: a huge Cajun brought over by Pit Bull from New Orleans. Tweed explores the local peculiar village, meets local gossip, Mrs Grout. They visit the strange town of Gunners Gorge, bloodstained by Cromwell long ago. More murders are committed. ‘NOT the work of a serial killer,’ Tweed insists. ‘I sense something very big ,’ Is the key isolated Findel Square in the heart of London, HQ of Otranto, oil giant owned by devious womanizer Neville Guile? Tweed and Paula continue their non-stop race to solve the diabolical mystery. Time is not on their side.
AUTHOR: COLIN FORBES
TITLE: THE SAVAGE GOTGE
GENRE: Action, Suspense, Crime
Professional “cleaner” Jonathan Quinn has a new client and an odd job: find and remove the remains of a body hidden twenty years ago inside the walls of a London building, before the building is demolished. But Quinn and his team are being watched. Suddenly caught in the crossfire between two dangerous rivals, Quinn must unravel the identity of the body and why it still poses so great a threat even in death. Because a plot stretching from the former Soviet Union to Hong Kong, from Paris to London, from Los Angeles to Maine, is rapidly falling apart. And Quinn hasn’t been hired just to tie up loose ends he is one.
AUTHOR: BRETT BATTLES
TITLE: THE SILENCED
GENRE: Action, Crime, Suspense
Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain? The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him.
AUTHOR: WILLIAM P. YOUNG
TITLE: THE SHACK
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller
Sarah Roberts has a unique problem. She experiences routine blackouts, but what’s different about her temporary unconsciousness is, she wakes to notes written by her own hand. These notes are prophecies. Dark Visions. Future events with dire circumstances. Circumstances that she can avert, because Sarah is an Automatic Writer. The novel begins with Sarah responding to one of her messages: Sit under the Elizabeth St. Bridge at 10:18am. Bring hammer. Her next task is to avert a kidnapping. She’s done it before. Couldn’t be that hard. Things go wrong and the kidnappers recognize her. People are killed and witnesses place Sarah at the scene. The police find her notebook riddled with prophecies of accidents and crimes. They want answers. All this happens while the eighteen-year-old star in this first novel of the Sarah Roberts series suffers from trichotillomania, which means she’s a puller.
AUTHOR: JONAS SAUL
TITLE: DARK VISIONS
GENRE: Thriller, Suspense, Horror, Mystery
A young girl living in Hover’s Grove has lost her mother to suicide, but she won’t accept it. A note shows up years after the fact claiming her father was involved. She starts asking questions. The local sheriff acts weird, her father’s answers are evasive. She’s approached by an old woman who warns her to be careful. Taking it upon herself to continue her sleuthing, she ends up at the mercy of the murderers. People she trusted. People she thought would protect her. Laying in her coffin, waiting for the witching hour as an earth sacrifice, Vanessa has no idea that her story has one more surprise left.
AUTHOR: JONAS SAUL
TITLE: SUICIDE NOTES
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Sarah Roberts has spent the last four years helping people stay alive through the messages she receives from the dead. She receives a daunting communication from the Other Side regarding her sister’s murderer, and where she can find him, but the message is not clear enough to confirm the man’s identity. Then she receives The Warning, a message that tells her to stand down, let it go. She refuses and enters a complex where the odds are stacked heavily against her. The tables turn, and Sarah becomes the hunted
AUTHOR: JONAS SAUL
TITLE: THE WARNING
GENRE: Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Horror