( 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
( Without A Trace )
A body, wrapped in plastic, is found in a ditch along a secluded country road. Detective Jade Monroe, and her partner, Jack Steele, arrive at the scene in minutes. Suspicious looking evidence gives the impression that this young woman has been held captive.
As days pass, more local women vanish without a trace. Jade and her team of detectives fear the worst. With precious time slipping away, Jade needs to pull out all stops to find this perpetrator, even if that means putting herself directly in danger.
AUTHOR: C. M. SUTTER
Genre: Mystery, Crime thriller, Fiction
Recommendation Links: http://www.google.books.com
( The Widow Maker )
Detective David Porter returns and again comes face to face with the harsh reality that a loved one is missing.
He’s also chasing a twisted, sadistic killer known as the Widow Maker who is murdering some of Houston’s most powerful men in some of the most gruesome ways imaginable.
Follow Detective Porter as he cross the swamps of Louisiana and the country roads of Mississippi as he tries to solve both cases and save the life of his little girl.
AUTHOR: TERRY KEYS
TITLE: MAXIMUM GUILT
Genre: Thriller, Crime thriller
( The Devils Dust )
When Brooklyn private investigator Alice Riley reluctantly travels to Whitehurst, South Dakota, to investigate an assault charge against he ex boss’s husband, she discovers more than just a tawdry small – town scandal.
A surveyor for the local racking operation, the accused was leading a dangerous double life – sagging up with a prostitute named Kim and overindulging in Whitehurst’s deadly new drug, a powerful stimulant called ‘ Devils Dust ‘.
Out of her element in this badlands boomtown, Alice joins forces with the street – smart Kim, whose connections open doors some in town would rather keep closed. Working together, they descend into the heart of the local drug trade, unravelling a decades – old conspiracy that reaches to the top of Whitehurt’s social strata.
As Alice comes close to cracking the case, however, people around her start disappearing. With the case and her life spinning out of control, Alice embarks on a single-minded, dust – fueled campaign to expose the truth – an effort that will take her to the darkest places imaginable.
AUTHOR: FRANKLIN SCHENEIDER & JENNIFER SCHNEIDER
TITLE :BLACK HILLS
Genre :Crime thriller, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
When social worker Raina Hughes arrives at a ramshackle trailer outside of town, she’s on a mission to protect a small boy from abusive parents. But when Detective Wade Jackson arrives at the same location hours later, his mission is far grimmer: investigation Raina’s murder.
The victim’s vicious death is a shocking event for laid-back Eugene, Oregon and even more chiling when one of Jackson’s fellow officers suspects an elusive rapist the meth-head dad who menaced Raina, but the evidence seems to leave his suspect in the clear and a homicidal sex offender still on the loose.
What Jackson feats is that his new love affair with nurse Kera Kollmorgan may be knocking him off his game. And what he never expects is to find an ally in savvy reporter Sophie Speranza, who may have stumbled on the killer shocking motive.
But even as Jackson and Sophie team up to tighten the noose, their quarry zeroes in on his next victim ready to take his twisted game to the next level.
AUTHOR: L. J. SELLERS
TITLE: SECRETS TO DIE FOR
Genre: Mystery, Crime thriller
Recommendation Link: LJ Sellers > detective-jackson-mysteries
When a private school teacher is found raped and murdered, David Graham is assigned to the investigation, his first major case since being shot by his former partner, Alexis Hamilton. When a second teacher is murdered, David realizes the cases are related and the school is being targeted.
With the help of his new partner, he sets out to find the killers and stop the murders. Giving the cases his full attention becomes difficult, however, when Alex escaps from the hospital where she’s been confined. She begins stalking David, threatening to harm everyone he cares about.
Can he protect his loved ones from Alex and find the killer targeting teachers at the same time?
AUTHOR: JANET MARTINEZ
TITLE: THE TWIN MURDERS
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When Dr William Melon arrives at Walla Walla State Penitentiary, he knows that his work as a psychologist will not be easy. Faced with dangerous inmates and wholly unsupportive prison warden, Melon desperately hopes to achieve something positive. When an opportunity presents itself, in the form of the notorious Eddie Dooley, Melon takes it.
Over the coarse of numerous sessions, Melon tries to uncover the reasons for Eddie’s brutally violent behavior. However, in doing so, he uncovers a past so horrifying, that it is difficult to comprehend. By attempting to reveal Eddie’s secrets, Melon is a dangerous beast.
He is continuously poking lions, but does not seem prepared for what will happen when they wake up.
AUTHOR: KEITH QUINCY
TITLE: POKING LIONS
Genre: Crime thriller
Recommendation link: Amazon.com > Poking-Lions-Keith-Quincy
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Afina is a young Romanian girl with high expectations when she arrives in Brighton but she has been tricked and there is no job, only a life as a sex slave.
Facing a desperate future, Afina tries to escape and a young female police officer, who comes to her aid, is stabbed. Powell’s life has been torn apart for the second time and he is determined to find the man responsible for his daughter’s death.
AUTHOR: BILL WARD
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