THE CHILLING TRUTH

A twelve-year-old girl is snatched from the street where she lives. And for two cops,Mack Steiner and Bank Arbaugh–partners,best friends,fathers themselves,the girl’s disappearance will hurtle them back through layers of friendship,memory,and loss.Because seven years before,Bank’s own daughter vanished without a trace. And now,as police descend on the small midwestern city,as witnesses are grilled and evidence mounts,one case begins to illuminate the other.And for two men,a harrowing journey has begun–one that will test their long,complicated friendship and uncover a chilling truth about two missing girls,two shattered families,and at least one heartbreaking lie.

AUTHOR: CRAIG HOLDEN 

TITLE: FOUR CORNERS OF NIGHT 

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DEADLY RULES

A man’s body is found on a canal towpath.In his pocket,a magnetic letter in the shape of an E. Days later,a second victim is found this time with the letter V tucked into her clothing.As the body count rises,the eerie,childlike clues point to a pattern that sends DS Allie Shenton and her colleagues into full alert.The race is on.Allie and the team must work quickly to determine where the killer will strike next. The rules are simple but deadly to catch the killer,they must follow the leader.

AUTHOR: MEL SHERRATT 

TITLE: FOLLOW THE LEADER 

TORTURE AND MURDER

Only one person knows where Julia Sayre is: her killer.Four years ago,the young mother of two disappeared,a story that soon became a personal mission for Irene Kelly.But the search for Julia proved fruitless.Now on death row for unimaginable acts of torture and murder,inmate Nick Parrish is plea-bargaining for a life sentence,promising to lead investigators and Irene into the dark isolation of the Sierra Nevadas,where they will discover what really happened to Julia Sayre.But Parrish has other terrifying secrets and plans,and now his deadly focus is on a new potential victim Irene Kelly.
AUTHOR: JAN BURKE 
TITLE: BONES 
 

ACCIDENTAL DROWNING

Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he’s sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man’s uncle,the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough.The death has been ruled an accidental drowning,and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise.But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St.James,the trio’s digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets,lies,and motives.Deborah’s investigation of the prime suspect Bernard’s prodigal son Nicholas,a recovering drug addict leads her to Nicholas’s wife,a woman with whom she feels a kinship,a woman as fiercely protective as she is beautiful.Lynley and Simon delve for information from the rest of the family,including the victim’s bitter ex-wife and the man he left her for,and Bernard himself.As the investigation escalates,the Fairclough family’s veneer cracks,with deception and self-delusion threatening to destroy everyone from the Fairclough patriarch to Tim,the troubled son Ian left behind.

AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GEORGE 

TITLE: BELIEVING THE LIE 

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THE PRANK

Red Adept Select”Monsters are real. Ghosts are real,too.They live inside us,and sometimes,they win.”Stephen King Officer Mack Larson is not everything he appears…When twelve-year-old Trey and his best friend Eddy play a prank on Officer Mack,the resulting chain of events rocks the small town of Bay’s End.Today,Trey Franklin is a man haunted by his past.Tormented b…

AUTHOR: BAYS END 

TITLE: BAYS END 

A SIMPLE LAWYER

Ten years ago,journalist Ben Webster had his investigation into a corrupt Russian business in Kazakhstan crushed,the cost of his scrutiny a terrible tragedy . . .

Now employed by a private London intelligence agency,Webster’s interest is piqued when a client asks him to expose the dealings of shadowy Russian oligarch Konstantin Malin.Before long Webster finds himself fixated by Malin and by his front man Richard Lock.But how far is he willing to risk the wellbeing of his family? And that of Lock himself? Meanwhile Lock finds himself under pressure to explain to the world how he,a simple lawyer came to be one of Russia’s largest investors.And when one of Malin’s former protégées is found dead after meeting with Webster,begins to realise that he too may be at risk.Desperate to seek a haven with the wife he lost years before,Lock realises that he must now take action but his options are fast running out.Against a background of Moscow,London and Berlin a journey of impossible decisions begins…..  

AUTHOR: CHRIS MORGAN JONES 

TITLE: AN AGENT OF DECEIT   

UP TO NO GOOD

Sometimes,it’s not easy to tell the good guys from the bad …Freelance journalist,Anna Morris,is struggling to make a name for herself too and she’s delighted to attend a launch event for a hip,young artist at her friend Seb’s gallery.But an exclusive interview isn’t all Anna comes away with.After an encounter with the enigmatic Darrick Farron,she is flung into the shady underground of the art scene,a world of underhand dealings,missing paintings and mysterious deaths..Seb is intent on convincing Anna that Darrick is up to no good but,try as she might,she can’t seem to keep away from him.And as she becomes further embroiled,Anna begins to wonder is Seb’s behaviour the well-intentioned concern of an old friend,or does he have something to hide?

AUTHOR: CLARE CHASE 

TITLE: YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME 

CROSS FIRE OF FORCES

Sometimes the warning signs come too late…
The brutal slaying of Boulder’s controversial D.A. strikes deep in the heart of everything clinical psychologist Alan Gregory holds dear: After all,Alan’s wife,Lauren,worked for the dead man.When a new patient walks into Alan’s office,a terrified mother with an explosive secret he finds himself edging even closer to the darkness.Soon her privileged exchanges convince Alan that a crime is about to be committed.And when he uncovers a shocking link to the D.A.’s slaying,Alan is suddenly locked in the ethical dilemma of his career,thrust into a desperate manhunt for a killer whose identity no one could have guessed.

AUTHOR: STEPHEN WHITE 

TITLE: WARNING SIGNS 

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FLESH AND BLOOD BY PATRICIA CORNWELL

Flesh and blood

( The Serial Sniper )

It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiled husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away.

A high school music teacher shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims seem to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to show where the killer will strike next.

First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s own flesh and blood.

TITLE: FLESH AND BLOOD
AUTHOR: PATRICIA CORNWELL
Genre: Crime,Thriller, Mystery
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