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
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
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
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
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