On Whidbey Island, nothing is as it seems. Becca’s ability to hear “whispers” the thoughts of others has put her at risk from her criminal stepfather. So Becca escapes to Whidbey Island, where she hopes to find safety. But when a terrible accident affects everyone on the island, Becca finds herself wrapped up in a complicated situation, and she isn’t the only one with a secret.
AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GEORGE
TITLE: THE EDGE OF NOWHERE
GENRE: Paranormal,Family Drama, Romance & Mystery
A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. So begins her terrible nightmare. Nearby, the body of another young woman is discovered buried on a remote beach. But the dead girl was never reported missing her estranged family having received regular texts from her over the years. Someone has been keeping her alive from beyond the grave. For Detective Inspector Helen Grace it’s chilling evidence that she’s searching for a monster who is not just twisted but also clever and resourceful a predator who’s killed before. And as Helen struggles to understand the killer’s motivation, she begins to realize that she’s in a desperate race against time.
AUTHOR: M. J. ARLIDGE
TITLE: THE DOLL’S HOUSE
GENRE: Mystery, Crime, Thriller & Suspense
Ten years ago, Paul Giacomin’s corrupt father and loose mother used the boys as a pawn in their violent race: Only Spenser could call them off and straighten out the misled teen almost getting killed in the process. Paul is now 24 and reconciled to his mother’s wanton ways. But when Patty Giacomin vanishes, Paul begs Spenser to help him rescue her from the clutches of her boyfriend, a shady character he’s sure coerced his mother into running. As Spenser accompanied by Paul, Susan Silverman, and the redoubtable Hawk follow Patty’s trail to its astonishing conclusion, he is led back through Paul’s own rites of passage to the lanes of his own memories. The boy Spenser was and the man Paul must become race toward a confrontation that may break their hearts and threaten their lives.
AUTHOR: ROBERT B. PARKER
GENRE: Crime, Thriller
Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes and Stone is a material witness he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone and that the biggest heist is still to come.
AUTHOR: STUART WOODS
TITLE: CARNAL CURIOSITY
GENRE: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense
Prominent restaurateur Teddy Martin is facing charges in his wife’s brutal murder. But he’s not going down without spending a bundle of cash on his defense. So his hotshot attorney hires P.I. Elvis Cole to find proof that Detective Angela Rossi tampered with the evidence. Rossi needs a way back to the fast track after falling hard during an internal investigation five years ago. But Cole needs to know if she’s desperate enough to falsify the case against Martin in order to secure her own position. As Cole and his partner Joe Pike work their way through a tangle of witnesses and an even greater tangle of media, they begin to suspect that it’s not the police who are behind the setup.
AUTHOR: ROBERT CRAIS
TITLE: SUNSET EXPRESS
GENRE: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Relieved to have put all the troubles of her recent past behind her, Krissie Donald is revelling in her newfound happiness with toddler son, Robbie, and boyfriend, Chas. Yes, life is definitely on the up and up for Krissie, even more so when she successfully applies for a position as a parole officer. Her new job quickly brings her into contact with Jeremy Bagshaw, an English toff who stands out likes dog’s balls amidst the Glaswegian thugs he’s serving time with. Imprisoned for a gruesome murder he swears he’s innocent of, Jeremy is charming to Krissie, who becomes increasingly convinced he’s doing time for a crime he didn’t commit. Such is Krissie’s belief in Jeremy’s innocence that she campaigns for his release from prison.
AUTHOR: HELEN FITZGERALD
TITLE: MY LAST CONFESSION
GENRE: Crime, Suspense
Joanna Lindsay, Alistair Robertson and their 9 week old son Noah they are experiencing a long, uncomfortable flight from Scotland, where they live, to Australia, where Alistair was born. Baby Noah will not stop crying. Joanna tries to soothe baby Noah to no avail, and to the consternation of her fellow passengers. Alistair is finally able to settle his son, but not too long before they have to disembark and begin a long drive to Melbourne. When Noah mysteriously disappears after the couple stops along a lonely roadside, the criminal inquiry becomes a white-hot, global media sensation. As the focus on them intensifies, lies, rumour and innuendo spread, and Joanna and Alistair slowly begin to turn on each other. Someone is hiding the truth. But will knowing the truth bring Noah back?
AUTHOR: HELEN FITGERALD
TITLE: THE CRY
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in the middle of Los Angeles National Forest, Homicide Detective Robert Hunter finds himself entering a horrific and recurring nightmare. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the victim was sadistically tortured before meeting an excruciatingly painful death. All the skin has been ripped from her face while she was still alive. On the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer. But that’s impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him? Hunter and his rookie partner are about to enter a nightmare beyond imagining.
AUTHOR: CHRIS CARTER
TITLE: THE CRUCIFIX KILLER