Thirty-three years ago two little girls disappeared from a notorious run-down neighbourhood in south London.One was found dead within a few days,the body of the other was never discovered.Today, another girl vanishes from the same part of town,and the man convicted of murder three decades ago is back on the streets.
Hard-nosed investigative journalist Angela Tate reported on the old case and is back to cover the new story,determined to persuade the mother of the missing girl,Trisha Collins,to reveal a secret she’s been keeping about the original killing.But Trisha is terrified and refuses to talk.With time running out to find little Casey Collins alive and no new leads,the spotlight turns on Trisha,the police and the press questioning her lifestyle and fitness as a mother.Desperate to prove her innocence and fearful the true culprit will escape justice,Trisha begs Tate for help.But Tate soon discovers she’s up against a ruthless adversary who’s watching her every move.As the facts become more elusive the harder she searches,Tate is forced put her own life on the line to solve the 30-year-old crime and uncover the truth about Casey.
AUTHOR: EVA HUDSON
TITLE: THE DEADLY SILENCE
No mechanic can repair breaking news.
No matter how tall you are,you can never see tomorrow.
Whatever your weight,your steps can’t break the ground.
Even if you have millions of cars,you still have to walk to your bedroom.
Being the best swimmer doesn’t make you a fish.
The whitest man on earth still has a black shadow.
The strongest man on earth can never carry a mountain.
The smartest assassin on earth can never kill the devil.
No matter how smart a police is,he can never catch the air.
No matter who you are,you still and always will need God in your life and we need each other ( God’s creation ) to survive.Life’s too short,so make time to serve your Creator and love Humanity. Stay Humble and Stay Blessed.
Detective Inspector Sean Corrigan is not like other detectives.An unthinkable childhood left him with a fierce determination to protect the innocent.But it also marked him with an ability to identify the darkness in others a darkness he recognizes still exists deep within himself.When a young man is found brutally murdered,Corrigan,responsible for South London’s Murder Investigation Team,takes the case.But what first appears to be a straightforward domestic murder very quickly leads Corrigan to several other victims and the most dangerous killer he’s ever encountered.The perpetrator changes his modus operandi with each crime and leaves behind not a shred of usable forensic evidence.Still,Corrigan knows beyond a doubt that the same man is behind each of these deaths,and he soon finds himself in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer who strikes far too close to home.
AUTHOR: LUKE DELANEY
TITLE: COLD KILLING
A child is killed after falling from the Humber Bridge.Despite fleeing the scene,two young brothers are found guilty and sent to prison.Upon their release they are granted one privilege only,their anonymity.Probation officer Cate Austin is responsible for Humber Boy B’s reintegration into society.But the general public’s anger is steadily growing,and those around her are wondering if the secret of his identity is one he actually deserves to keep.Cate’s loyalty is challenged when she begins to discover the truth of the crime.She must ask herself if a child is capable of premeditated murder.Or is there a greater evil at play?
AUTHOR: RUTH DUGDALL
TITLE: HUMBER BOY B
In 1982 Victorian police were called to a home on a housing estate an hour west of Melbourne. There,they found a five-year-old boy lying still and silent on the carpet.There were no obvious signs of trauma,but the child,Jacob,died the next day.
The story made the headlines and hundreds attended the funeral.Few people were surprised when the boy’s mother and her boyfriend went to prison for the crime.Police declared themselves satisfied with the result,saying there was no doubt that justice had been done.And yet,for years rumours swept the estate and clung like cobwebs to the long-vacant house: there had been a cover-up.The real perpetrator,at least according to local gossip,was the boy’s six-year-old sister,Lauren..Twenty years on,Lauren has created a new life for herself,but details of Jacob’s death being to resurface and the story again makes the newspapers.As Lauren struggles with the ghosts of her childhood,it seems only a matter of time before the past catches up with her.
AUTHOR: CAROLINE OVERINGTON
TITLE: GHOST CHILD
Alison is as close to anonymous as she can get: with no ties,no home,a backroom job,hers is a life lived under the radar.She’s a nobody; she has no-one and that’s how she wants it.
But once Alison was someone else: once she was Esme Grace,a teenager whose bedroom sat at the top of a remote and dilapidated house on the edge of a bleak estuary.A girl whose family,if not happy,exactly,was no unhappier than anyone else’s or so she thought.Then one night a terrible thing happened in the crooked house,a nightmare of violence out of which Alison emerged the only witness and sole survivor and from which she has been running ever since.Only when she meets academic Paul Bartlett does Alison realize that if she’s to have any chance of happiness,she has to return to her old life and confront the darkness that worked its way inside her family and has pursued her ever since.
AUTHOR: CHRISTOBEL KENT
TITLE: THE CROOKED HOUSE
1] My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus blood and righteousness;
No merit claim of my own i claim,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ name.
On Christ,the solid rock,I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
2] When darkness seems to veil his face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
3} His promise,covenant and blood,
Are my defence against the flood;
When life is nearly washed away,
His hand shall hold me in that day.
4} When He shall come with trumpet’s sound, O, may I safe in Him be found,
Clothed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before His throne.
EDWARD MOTE ( 1791 – 1874 ) AND OTHERS
AMAZING GRACE HYMN NO 251
A mother races to save her daughter before her darkest nightmare comes true.
Sacred Sisters Catholic girls’ school has hardly changed since Jen Archer was a student.Jen hoped her older daughter would thrive here.Instead,shy,studious Carley becomes the target of vicious bullies. But the real danger at Sacred Sisters goes much deeper.The only person Carley can talk to is “Angel,”a kindred spirit she met online.Carley tells Angel everything about her younger sister,about school,about the sudden death of her former best friend. Angel is her lifeline. And Angel is closer than she knows.When another schoolgirl is found dead,Jen’s unease grows.There are too many coincidences,too many links to her past.Every instinct tells her that Carley is the next target.For someone is intent on punishing the guilty, teaching the ultimate lesson in how to fear . . . and how to die.
AUTHOR: WENDY CORSI STAUB
TITLE: THE GOOD SISTER