The headshot didn’t kill Taylor Jackson. But it will haunt. In her showdown with the murderous Pretender, a bullet taken at close range severed the connection between Taylor’s thoughts and speech. Effectively mute, there’s no telling if her voice will ever come back. Trapped in silence, she is surrounded by ghosts of the past, of friendships and trusts lost of the specter of a lost faith in herself and her motives that night. When Memphis Highsmythe offers Taylor his home in the Scottish highlands to recuperate, her fiancé John Baldwin can’t refuse her excitement, no matter his distrust of the man. At first, Memphis’s drafty and singularly romantic castle seems the perfect place for healing. But shortly the house itself surrounds her like a menacing presence. As Taylor’s sense of isolation and vulnerability grows, so, too, does her grip on reality. PTSD. Pills. Ghosts. Grudges. Someone or something is coming after Taylor. But is she being haunted by the dead…or hunted by the living?
AUTHOR: JT ELLISON
TITLE: WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE
GENRE: Mystery, Suspense & Thriller
Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy who enjoys a beer after work. But tonight is no ordinary night. Instead, Tim will face a terrifying decision: Help or run. For the jittery stranger sitting beside him at the bar has mistaken Tim for someone else and passes him a manila envelope stuffed with cash and the photo of a pretty woman. “Ten thousand. The rest when she’s gone.” Now everything Tim thinks he knows even about himself will be challenged. For Tim Carrier is the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer as relentless as evil incarnate. But first he must discover resources within himself that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be the good guy.
AUTHOR: DEAN KOONTZ
TITLE: THE GOOD GUY
GENRE: Suspense & Thriller
Doug Weaver is a defense attorney who always believes the best of his clients,and Jacob Cohen,on trial for murder,is no exception.Jacob may be homeless and mentally ill,but Doug can’t imagine that this meek and intensely religious man could have killed and dismembered a woman.Yet Bernard Cashman,a forensic expert at the Oregon State Crime Lab,finds evidence that indisputably connects Cohen with the crime.Frustrated and confused,Doug consults Amanda Jaffe,star of Margolin’s spine-tingler Wild Justice.Amanda and her father,Frank,are working on a case that seems completely unrelated gangster Art Prochaska is accused of murdering an informer.When Amanda starts looking too closely at the seemingly air-tight evidence in these two apparently unconnected cases,people start to die and she discovers that someone has developed a personal philosophy that allows him to manufacture evidence to ensure the successful prosecution of those he feels are guilty,especially if crucial evidence is missing.After a fellow employee approaches him about discrepancies in his work,he adds murder to his list of methods that ensure his continuing crusade.A madman with the power to alter the truth is on the loose.
AUTHOR: PHILLIP MARGOLIN
TITLE: PROOF POSITIVE
Tens of thousands of monkeys and apes suffer in animal testing labs.If just one of them could speak,what might it say and whose interests would it threaten? Researcher Liane Vinson thinks she can handle her promotion to the primate lab at Pentalon,the world’s biggest and most secretive animal testing facility.Going along to get along,she’ll ignore both the vitriol of animal rights protestors outside the front gates and the cold calculus that her bosses use to distance themselves from their subjects behind closed doors.
But when Liane discovers that one of her favorite apes,a young bonobo called Bea,has shockingly developed the ability to speak,all her doubts awaken doubts about right and wrong,about following the rules,and about sacrificing individuals to the supposedly greater good.She’d spare the unique being the knife if she could,but only Axel Flickinger,Pentagon’s cold-hearted CEO,holds the power of life and death within the closely monitored laboratory.If there’s any chance of rescuing Bea,Liane will need to involve her neighbor,Mickey Ferrone,a rough-hewn veterinarian with his own grievances.Soon,at risk of life and limb,Liana and Mickey must challenge forces almost beyond their comprehension: a malevolent corporation,a venal federal government,and animal rights movement that’s lost its way and all of our assumptions about man’s primacy in nature.
AUTHOR: J. E. FISHMAN
GENRE: Fiction,Medical Thriller
The body of Caroline Hartley is found one evening before Christmas by her lover,Veronica Shildon.It is a cosy scene log fire,sheepskin rug,Vivaldi on the stereo,Christmas lights and tree but Caroline is naked and covered in blood.Detective Constable Susan Gay is the first detective at the scene.She has recently been promoted to C.I.D.and the case soon takes on overwhelming professional and personal importance for her.DC Gay and Chief Inspector Alan Banks soon find plenty of suspects as they begin to delve into Caroline’s past and the women’s present life: Veronica’s ex-husband,who is a well-known composer;a feminist poet; the cast and crew of a play Caroline was rehearing; and Caroline’s eccentric,reclusive brother,Gary Hartley.
AUTHOR: PETER ROBINSON
TITLE: PAST REASON HATED
Mark Wilson,a decent,well-liked man,lives alone in a beautiful house in Cardiff.One Saturday evening,his closest friends go to his house for an evening of drinks and catching-up.Finding no answer,the concerned friends break into a horrific murder scene.For Mark Wilson has been brutally,sadistically murdered in his own home.As DCI Phelps investigates,Mark’s traumatic early life is revealed.Was his killer someone from his past? Was his sexuality a motive? What about his violent,homophobic father a man who has already killed more than once …Meanwhile,Mark’s estranged sister Amy broods on the hatred she has for her brother,blaming him for turning their father into a killer.As she sinks further into the depths of drug addiction,who’s to say what her next move will be? As the body count rises,Phelps and his sergeant,Matt Pryor,soon realise they are on the trail of a serial killer …
AUTHOR: WONNY LEA
TITLE: JACKED – KNIFED
It starts with some missing warehouse inventory,but the case quickly moves beyond simple larceny. And when theft turns to murder,the stakes rise dramatically.The story leads Private Investigator Burnside onto the trail of some people who will do anything to acquire money and they will use any means necessary to keep it.And as he plunges into the investigation,Burnside also has to make a life altering decision about his own future.
AUTHOR: DAVID CHILL
TITLE: BUBBLE SCREEN
Los Angeles homicide detective Alex Delillo works a case that chills her from the start: one with too much ambiguity and far too many surprises.None of the evidence-and yet all of it-seems relevant.A small-time shopkeeper is shot to death.Then a rare,untraceable explosive ignites in a bungalow, hurling the front door across the yard.Finally,a teenaged girl goes missing,her car window smashed, her keys still in the ignition.Even before they tell her,Detective Delillo knows that this girl is her daughter.Delillo tracks her quarry on a trail of escalating terror toward a fiery showdown that will test her wisdom,her will,and her every skill.
AUTHOR: SCOTT FROST
TITLE: RUN THE RISK
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.