( The Trial Of His Life )
John Anderson is one of the North West’s most dedicated and successful prosecution barristers. His career is going from strength to strength and he is on the verge of becoming Queen’s Counsel. But the life he once knew suddenly comes crashing down following a fatal road traffic accident. Recovering from his injuries, he has no memory of the collision. Was he responsible for the death of a child? Who was his female passenger?
Facing charges of causing death by dangerous driving, the professional and personal life he once knew now lies in tatters. Depressed and taking refuge in alcohol, Anderson refuses, in the face of so many unanswered questions, to accept his guilt. He becomes convinced that the gangster he was prosecuting at the time of the crash is in some way involved. The mystery deepens as his search for the truth draws him into Manchester’s sordid criminal underworld.
Shunned by his former colleagues, Anderson finds help from an unlikely source, enabling him to face his prejudices and re-evaluate his past life. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery and, ultimately, the path for his own redemption. Anderson knows that defeat means deliverance to a prison full of violent criminals he has prosecuted over the years. He now has to find the strength to fight the most important trial of his life.
AUTHOR: OLLY JARVIS
TITLE: DEATH BY DANGEROUS
GENRE: Legal thriller,Crime,Mystery,Thriller
Recommendation Links: http://www.ollyjarvis.com
( The Photo That Changed Their Lives Forever )
When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs,there is picture that doesn’t belong – a photo from at least twenty years ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband,Jack.And though Jack denies her suspicions,he disappears that night taking the photo with him.
In the days that follow,plagued by doubts about her marriage and herself,Grace begins to realize that others are looking for Jack and the photograph,including one fierce, SILENT KILLER who will stop at nothing.
When the police won’t help her,and neighbors and friends alike seem to have agenda of their own,she must face the dark corners of her own tragic past to keep her children safe and learn the truth that might bring her husband home….
AUTHOR: HARLAN COBEN
TITLE : JUST ONE LOOK
Genres: Mystery-crime,Thriller,Fiction,Mystery,Suspense,Mystery thriller
THE CONFESSION BY JOHN GRISHAM
THE LAST CLINIC BY GARY GUSICK
( Getting Away With Murder )
Big and brash, Jeff Zack didn’t hide his rough lifestyle. And when he died, it was in plain sight; executed in the parking lot of a BJ’s wholesale club in Akron, Ohio, by a motorcycle-riding assassin dressed in black.
Jeff Zack’s murder stunned the community and the investigators but then, so did his life. A long list of people might have reasons to want Zack dead, including the loyal wife he had humiliated and wealthy night club owner whose wife – a blond, a devoted mother and respected church member, hard-bodied former beauty queen he openly dated.
Did her beauty mask a heart cold enough to kill? But the truth would get even stranger.
AUTHOR: M.WILLIAM PHELPS
TITLE : IF LOOKS COULD KILL
Genres: Mystery crime, Non fiction, True crime
( One Crucial Night )
My name is David James Forrester. I’m a solicitor. Tonight, at 6.10, I killed my wife. This is my statement.
In Melbourne’s inner west,David sits in his car,dictaphone in hand. He’s sick to his stomach but determined to record his version of events. His wife Elle hovers over her own lifeless body as it lies in the laundry of the house they shared. David thinks back on their relationship;intimate,passionate,intense and what led to this terrible night.
From her eerie vantage point, Elle traces the sweep of their shared past too. Before David,she’d enjoyed a contented life as a successful filmmaker,a much-loved aunt and friend. But in the course of two years,she captivated and then undone by him. Not once in those turbulent times did she imagine that her alluring,complex husband was capable of this.
AUTHOR: ANNA GEORGE
TITLE: WHAT CAME BEFORE
Recommendation Links: http://www.annageorge.com
( CONSEQUENCES )
One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she paralysed with terror. The child bathed in blood.
Inspector Sejer called to the hospital to meet the family. Mercifully,the baby unharmed, but her parents are deeply shaken,and Sejer spends the evening trying to comprehend why anyone would carry out such a sinister prank. Then just before midnight,somebody rings his doorbell.
The corridor is empty,but the caller has left a small grey envelope on the mat. From his living room window,the inspector watches a figure slips across the car park and disappear into the darkness. Inside the envelope Sejer finds a postcard bearing a short message Hell Begins Now.
AUTHOR: KARIN FOSSUM
TITLE : THE CALLER
( A Serial Killer And The Architect )
The architect who led construction of the great Chicago world’s fair of 1893,and the prolific serial killer who used the fair as a lure. Just blocks from the fairground,the killer built a hotel of horrors equipped with an acid vat,dissection table and cremation.
A story of two men whose fates linked. The architect was Daniel H.Burnham,the driving force behind the white city,the massive visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderworld of canals and gardens. The killer was H.H.Holmes,a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair and his own devilish charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths.
While Burnham overcame politics,infighting,personality clashes and Chicago’s infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth,Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it The World’s Fair Hotel. In reality it was a Torture Palace,a Gas Chamber,a Crematorium.
AUTHOR: ERIK LARSON
TITLE : THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
Genres: Historical,Mystery-crime,Non-fiction,True crime