SEEKING JUSTICE

Blood Witness By Alex Hammond

One man’s search for justice and redemption plunges him into the violent world of Melbourne’s underbelly. Defence lawyer Will Harris is reluctantly drawn into a bizarre murder trial. A terminally ill man claims to have witnessed the brutal crime in a vision. But the looming trial is more than just a media circus: it’s Will’s first big case since the tragic death of his fiancée. With the pressure mounting, Will’s loyalties are split when his fiancée’s sister is charged with drug trafficking. The strain of balancing both cases takes its toll and Will finds himself torn between following the law and seeking justice.

AUTHOR: ALEX HAMMOND

TITLE: BLOOD WITNESS

GENRE: Legal Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.penguin.com.au/products9781921901492/blood-witness

http://www.alexhammonauthor.com/p/blood-witness.htlm

BELOW THE SURFACE LURKS A DARKER TRUTH

First To Fall By Carys Jones

Aiden Connelly is a young, successful Chicago based lawyer who has grown tired of the rat race of city life so he decides to relocate his family to the small, Southern town of Avalon. Once there he settles into his new job and tackles his first case, that of fallen beauty queen, Brandy White who is accused of murdering her husband, local football hero, Brandon, in cold blood.

As Aiden delves deeper into the case he soon realises that things are not as they seem and that Avalon is far from the idyllic town that it appears to be. Suddenly, a quiet backwater has transformed into a dangerous pressure cooker. In a town where everyone knows everyone, gathering evidence should be easy but the harder Aiden searches, the more he appreciates how tangled this net of loyalties is. It is up to him to unravel the mystery surrounding Brandon’s death before it is too late.

AUTHOR: CARYS JONES

TITLE: FIRST TO FALL

GENRE: Murder Mystery, Thriller , Supense

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7314534.Carys_ Jones

DOUBLE MADNESS

Double Madness By Caroline De Costa

As local residents and authorities in Far North Queensland assess the damage in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi, a woman’s body is found in bizarre circumstances deep in the rainforest. Cass Diamond of Cairns CIB is on the team investigating the murder of fashionista Odile Janvier and it’s not long before she uncovers a disturbing connection between the victim and the local medical profession.
AUTHOR: CAROLINE DE COSTA

TITLE: DOUBLE MADNESS

GENRE: Crime , Murder

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25987569-double-madness/

RIFLE FILLED WITH BLANKS

Fever Dream By Preston And Child

At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen’s tragic death, only to make a stunning-and dreadful-discovery.

Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead and why? With Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta’s assistance, Pendergast embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of his wife’s murder. It is a journey that sends him deep into her past, where he learns much that Helen herself had wished to keep hidden. Helen Pendergast had nursed a secret obsession with the famed naturalist-painter John James Audubon, in particular a long-lost painting of his known as the Black Frame. As Pendergast probes more deeply into the riddle-the answer to which is revealed in a night of shocking violence, deep in the Louisiana bayou-he finds himself faced with an even greater question: who was the woman he married?

AUTHOR: PRESTON & CHILD

TITLE: FEVER DREAM

GENRE: Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.bookbrowse.com/bb_briefs/detail/index…/fever-dream

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fever-dream-douglas-preston/1100297641

MY OPINION: A Must Read

MURDER ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

The Slaughter Man By Tony Parsons

A wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London and their youngest child stolen away on New Year’s Day. The murder weapon was a gun for stunning cattle before they are butchered, leads Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard’s Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man.

But the Slaughter Man has done his time, and is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game? And was the murder of a happy family a mindless killing spree, a grotesque homage by a copycat killer or a contract hit designed to frame a dying man? All Max knows is that he needs to find the missing child and stop the killer before he destroys another innocent family or finds his way to his own front door.

AUTHOR:TONY PARSONS

TITLE: THE SLAUGHTER MAN

GENRE: Thriller, Mystery Crime

Recommendation: http://www.randomhouse.com.au > Books

DIG TWO GRAVES FOR REVENGE

Two Graves By Preston And Child

After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world.

But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels-perpetrated by a boy who seems to have an almost psychic ability to elude capture-NYPD Lieutenant D’Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help. Reluctant at first, Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from his wife’s kidnappers. But why a message? And what does it mean? When the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast, the FBI agent, filled anew with vengeful fury, sets out to track down and destroy those responsible. His journey takes him deep into the trackless forests of South America, where he ultimately finds himself face to face with an old evil that-rather than having been eradicated-is stirring anew and with potentially world-altering consequences .Confucius once said: “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves.” Pendergast is about to learn the hard way just how true those words still ring.

AUTHOR: PRESTON & CHILD

TITLE: TWO GRAVES

GENRE: Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com >Thriller > Mystery Thriller

http://www.amazon.com > … > Thrillers & Suspense >Crime >Kidnapping