Phoebe Piper went missing in 2006,on a family holiday when she was just three years old. Despite massive publicity and a long investigation, no trace of her was ever found. Seven years later, Molly Jackson, aged ten and recently uprooted to a Norfolk village, finds her great uncle Dan dead in his bed. Molly remembers nothing of her early years, but she’s been sure for ages that she is Phoebe. Everything in her life points to it and now, finally, she has proof. Dan’s death brings his hippie sister Janice back to Norfolk where she’s re-united with Molly’s mother Suze, the daughter she gave up for adoption decades earlier. Janice discovers that a former lover, Joe Vincent, lives nearby. Joe was a rock star who, at the height of his fame, turned his back on public life. As she is drawn back into the past, Janice begins to wonder if Dan’s death and Joe’s reputation as a reclusive acid casualty are quite what they appear.And then Molly disappears.
AUTHOR: LAURA WILSON
TITLE: THE WRONG GIRL
GENRE:Crime & Mystery
On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife,Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn’t trust the leadership of their new department chief,Isabelle Ardery,whose management style seems to rub everyone the wrong way.In fact, Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer’s hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden and possibly attractive vulnerability.While Lynley works in London,his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest.There they discover a beautiful and strange place where animals roam free, the long-lost art of thatching is very much alive,and outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don’t know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees, and that their investigation will lead them to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking.
AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GEORGE
TITLE: THIS BODY OF DEATH
GENRE: Fiction,Mystery & Detective
When psychotherapist Frieda Klein left the sleepy Suffolk coastal town in which she grew up she never intended to return. Left behind were friends, family, lives and loves but alongside them, painful memories; a past she wouldn’t allow to destroy her. Years later, an old classmate appears in London asking Frieda to help her teenage daughter. When death follows, Frieda has no choice but to return home to confront her past. And the monsters no one else believed were real.Frieda can trust no one as she tries to piece together the shocking truth, before another innocent dies.
AUTHOR: NICCI FRENCH
TITLE: THURSDAY’S CHILDREN
GENRE: Crime,Mystery & Thriller
Young Imogen Burnhope and her maid Rhoda board a non-stop train to Oxford to visit her Aunt Cassandra, who waits on the platform at Oxford station where the train terminates, to greet them. Only they never arrive. All the passengers alight but the two women are nowhere to be seen. The train is searched and the coachman swears he saw them board onto first class, but they seem to have vanished into thin air. The Railway Detective must unravel the mystifying web of their disappearance before Imogen and Rhoda vanish into oblivion for good.
AUTHOR: EDWARD MARSTON
TITLE: TIMETABLE OF DEATH
D.I. Sean Corrigan from South London’s Murder Investigation Unit immediately senses foul play when Louise Russell goes missing from her home. For Corrigan’s own dark childhood has given him the ability not only to recognize evil in those who prey upon the innocent, but also to see a crime scene from the eyes of the perpetrator.Though Corrigan has no doubts that Louise was taken against her will, he believes she’s still alive. But time is running out, especially when a body is found dumped in the woods,a woman who’s a dead ringer for Louise. How long before Louise’s captor gets tired of her and replaces her with another lookalike? How long before they find Louise’s corpse next? Now, in order to track a psychopath, Corrigan must place himself in the mind of a killer. For it is only there that the twisted secrets of a murderer lie.
AUTHOR: LUKE DELANEY
TITLE: THE KEEPER
Sadie Green’s bicycle was found abandoned at the bus stop. Then her friend, Gwen, disappeared,which led the police to propose a runaway theory to the press.But State Police Investigator Rouge Kendall wasn’t convinced.On a barstool in Dame’s tavern, where Kendall spent a little too much time, he remembered his own mother, begging for the life of his twin sister, Susan. That was fifteen years ago. And a man had been imprisoned for that murder, a priest, barely in his twenties. Father Paul Marie continued to proclaim his innocence.And current events might prove that he was telling the truth, that someone else might be responsible for all three crimes.
AUTHOR: CAROL O’CONNELL
TITLE: THE JUDAS CHILD
GENRE: Mystery,Crime & Thriller
Summer, 1942. For the people of Malta, suffering daily bombing raids, the British are the last line of defence against the Nazis. And it is Max Chadwick’s job as the information officer to ensure the news the islanders receive maintains morale.So when Max is given proof suggesting a British officer is murdering local women, he knows the consequences of discovery are dire. With the violence on the war-ravaged island escalating daily, he embarks on a private investigation, hidden from the eyes of superiors, friends and the woman he loves.But Max finds himself torn between patriotic duty and personal honour in his efforts to track down the killer,an elusive figure always one step ahead of his hunter.
AUTHOR: ARK MILLS
TITLE: THE INFORMATION OFFICE
Reading his own newspaper’s obituaries, veteran reporter Carter Ross comes across that of a woman named Nancy Marino, who was the victim of a hit-and-run while she was on the job delivering copies of that very paper, the Eagle-Examiner. Struck by the opportunity to write a heroic piece about an everyday woman killed too young, he heads to her wake to gather tributes and anecdotes. It’s the last place Ross expects to find controversy which is exactly what happens when one of Nancy’s sisters convinces him that the accident might not have been accidental at all.It turns out that the kind and generous Nancy may have made a few enemies, starting with her boss at the diner where she was a part-time waitress, and even including the publisher of the Eagle-Examiner. Carter’s investigation of this seemingly simple story soon has him in big trouble with his full-time editor and sometime girlfriend, Tina Thompson, not to mention the rest of his bosses at the paper, but he can’t let it go the story is just too good, and it keeps getting better. But will his nose for trouble finally take him too far?
AUTHOR: BRAD PARKS
TITLE: THE GIRL NEXT DOOR