( The Only Thing To Fear Is Him )
AUTHOR: ALEXANDRA IVY
TITLE: WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF
Genres: Thriller, Suspense, Fiction, Romance
Pub. Date: 21 June 2018
Recommendation Links: http://www.alexandraivy.com
( The Only Thing To Fear Is Him )
( Every Small Town Has Secret Worth Killing For )
The rolling fields outside Curry, Oklahoma, are a beautiful spot to ramble on a spring day…and a lonely place to die. Among the prairie grass and wildflowers, a killer kneels beside a curled-up figure, plunging a syringe beneath skin to deliver the fatal dose. And as the victim’s last breath mingles with the air, it sends a warning out to the world: This is just the beginning.
Rejecting her judge father’s prestigious connections, Ellie Guthrie opened her own law firm in Curry. But something strange is going on.
Ellie’s tires are slashed. Dead rats are dumped on her patio. And then bodies begin turning up – supposed overdoses that her neighbour, former FBI agent Nate Marcel, suspects are something much more sinister.
There’s a killer in town, toying with her, drawing both Ellie and Nate into a web of murder and vengeance. To find answers, she’ll have to unearth this small community’s dark and twisted past… before it’s her turn to die.
( The Complex Circle Of Relationships )
When a married man suffers a sudden fatal accident, two women are shattered—his wife and someone else’s—and past secrets, desires and regrets are brought to light.
While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Not one but two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish.
Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son and contend with funeral arrangements, well-meaning family members and the arrival of Jeff’s estranged brother—her ex-boyfriend—Tim.
With Tish’s co-workers in the dark about her connection to Jeff outside the workplace, she volunteers to attend the funeral on the company’s behalf, but only she knows the true risk of inserting herself into the wreckage of Jeff’s life.
Told through the three voices of Jeff, Tish and Claire, Hidden explores the complexity of relationships, our personal choices and the responsibilities we have to the ones we love.
AUTHOR: CATHERINE MACKENZIE
Genres: Domestic fiction, Romance
Pub. Date: 1 April 2014
Recommendation Link: http://www.catherinemckenzie.com
( How Well Do You Know Your Partner )
A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming.
Sophie’s husband James is a loving husband and a charismatic government minister. Yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to engulf him. She’s kept his darkest secret ever since they were first lovers, at Oxford. And if she stood by him then, she can do it now.
Kate is the barrister prosecuting his case. She’s certain that James is guilty and determined he should pay. No stranger to suffering herself, she doesn’t flinch from posing the questions few want to hear. About what happens between a man and a woman when they’re alone: alone in bed, alone in an embrace, alone in a lift…
Is James the victim of an unfortunate misunderstanding or the perpetrator of something sinister? Who is right: Sophie or Kate? This scandal – which forces Sophie to appraise her marriage and Kate her demons – will have far-reaching consequences for them all.
( The 57 Year Old Mystery )
It’s a new year for Peak District detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, and that means new murders to solve in the icy depths of a bitter winter in Edendale, Derbyshire.
It isn’t the easiest way to commit suicide, but the dead woman seems to have simply curled up in the freezing snow and lain there until her heart stopped. There was no one to observe her death but the foxes and the hares. Yet she is riddled with bruises. Cooper and Fry are put on the case but they have as much questions about the abuse the woman might have suffered in life as they do the circumstances of her death.
The unidentified body of a dead man is found by the roadside. And an intriguing young woman arrives in Edendale desperate to solve a decades old puzzle that has haunted her family: a Royal Air Force bomber crashed into Edendale, in the same spot where the frozen corpse was found, killing everybody on board except for the pilot, who supposedly walked away from the wreck and was never seen again. With colds and flus and holiday plans thinning out the ranks of the Edendale police force, Cooper and Fry are scrambling to find an explanation for the two recent deaths while being pulled deeper into the mysteries of the past.
AUTHOR : STEPHEN BOOTH
TITLE: BLOOD ON THE TONGUE
Genres: Fiction,Mystery, Crime fiction, Thriller,Psychological suspense
Recommendation Link: www.stephen-booth.com
( Trust No One )
SYNOPSISHome Is Where The Nightmare Is
Beautiful double room to let to single person.
This room has already claimed one life. Is it about to take another?
Lisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their first tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself.
Compelled to undercover the secrets of the man who lived in the room before her, Lisa is alarmed when increasingly disturbing incidents start to happen. Someone doesn’t want Lisa to find out the truth.
As the four walls of this house and its secrets begin to close in on Lisa, she descends into a hellish hall of mirrors where she’s not sure what’s real and what’s not as she claws her way towards the truth…
AUTHOR : DRESDA SAY MITCHELLTITLE : SPARE ROOMGenres: Psychological thriller, Fiction, Thriller, Psychological suspenseRecommendation Links : http://www.dredamitchell.com
( A Whole Can Of Worms )
Lucy and Ethan Randall’s little boy Jack, abducted and murdered by teenager Terry Prince eight years ago. A moment’s distraction had ripped a family apart and with the loss of their son came the collapse of the Randalls’ marriage. Tortured by memories, Lucy was left to battle her grief while raising her remaining son alone.
Now, Jack’s killer has walked free, giving him the second chance at life that little Jack never had. Lucy’s wounds newly opened, her world turned upside down a second time when another child goes missing and she can’t shake the suspicion that Prince has struck again. When DI Matt Winston, the same officer who found Jack’s body, assigned to the case, the echoes of Lucy’s past grow ever more insistent.
Bound by their tragic shared experiences, Matt and Lucy grow closer and become fixated on bringing the culprit to justice. Now history has repeated itself, answers seem even further out of reach. And for Lucy, it’s time to face her ghosts, and ask the most terrible question of all: can she ever really forgive herself?
AUTHOR: MICHELLE KELLY
TITLE: WHEN I WASN’T WATCHING
GENRE: Serial Killer,Crime,Suspense,Mystery thriller
( Brutal Murder In Spencer County, Indiana )
Fifty-eight minutes into her first day on the job, twenty-three-year-old sheriff Piper Blackwell faced with a grisly murder – the victim artfully posed amid decorations on her lawn. Drawing on former military training, Piper must prove herself worthy of the sheriff’s badge, and that is not going easy.
Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, Pipers opponent in the recent election, doesn’t like her and wants her to fail. She doesn’t like him either, but she need Oren to help catch the killer before another victim discovered. Too late!
As Piper leads the manhunt, another crisis hits close to home. Her father, the previous sheriff is fighting for his life, and she between family and duty. Facing personal and professional threats, Piper has to whether a raging storm, keep the sheriff’s department from crumbling around her, and reel in a killer during the most brutal winter sleepy Spencer County, Indiana, has experienced.
( Decisions That Threatens Everything )
Detective Jackson reluctantly takes a case when a young woman is found murdered in a derelict Eugene neighborhood and her terrified son is found hiding beneath the floorboards. His own life is already in chaos, with his runaway teenage daughter, Katie, still gone and his girlfriend, Kera, facing her own family crisis.
Matters get more complicated when the orphaned boy bonds with Jackson, triggering unexpected emotions and compromising his ability to investigate. Meanwhile, Detective Evans, one of Jackson’s most valuable colleagues is off the case to look into the death of a University of Oregon football star-leaving the homicide task force shorthanded.
As Jackson works to solve the murder and find a home for little Benjie, he soon faces devastating choices that threaten everything he holds.
( The Link Between The Murder Of Craig Cooper And The Eco Earth Terrorists )
Fresh off the leave of absence he took following his ex wife’s tragic death, Detective Wade Jackson’s life is in upheaval. He struggles to keep his grief, out of control daughter, Katie, from succumbing to the same alcoholism demon as her mother, while trying to reinvigorate a passion for his work.
When a body is found in a local storage unit, Jackson hopes a simple open-and shut homicide case will help him get back on track. But when the victim identified as ex-con Craig Cooper, a former meth addict who did time bank robbery, the spoils of which were never recovered – it becomes quickly clear that the case will be challenging.
The same night Cooper murdered, a firebomb goes off in a bottled water factory on the other side of town. The prime suspects are from an organization called Love the Earth-eco-terrorists believed to modeling themselves after the infamous Earth Liberation Front. Fears that new group is plotting another attack bring agents from ATF and FBI to town, among them Jamie Dallas, an undercover agent with a wild streak, and Carla River, a FBI agent with a complicated past.
When Jackson discovers a shocking link between the murder case and the bombing, they will have to work together to solve both crimes before they blow up in their faces.
After ten years in prison, the man convicted of murdering Detective Wade Jackson’s parents declares his innocence. After two years in coma, a woman suspected of attempted suicide awakens, claiming ex-husband tried to kill her.
Now, two of the most baffling cases facing the Violent Crimes Unit of Eugene, Oregon, will put Jackson and his protegee , Detective Lara Evans, through their most grueling investigations yet. Probing accusations of corruption, coercion and justice denied, Jackson uncovers long-buried secrets that hit even closer to home than his parents murders.
Meanwhile, Evans shadows a notorious fellow cop who abuses more than power. Jackson is on a quest to solve the case, save the innocent and punish the guilty. But when increasingly dark revelations in each case begin to intertwine, two detectives will meet in a volatile confrontation with a desperate killer terrified of losing everything.
AUTHOR: L. J. SELLERS
TITLE: DYING FOT JUSTICE
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Recommendation Links: LJ Sellers > detective-jackson-mysteries
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A working-class family of four is brutally attacked in their home. The only survivor is barely clinging to life. Detective Wade Jackson’s boss believes a gang of car jackers has graduated to home invasion and homicide.
But there are other suspects in the mix: a bitter brother-in-law convinced the Walkers ripped him off big-time, a young heroin addict in forbidden love with the Walker’s daughter, and the shady former employer who was being blackmailed by Jared Walker.
Still, with only inconclusive forensic evidence and a sole survivor who can’t remember anything, Jackson and his team are getting nowhere fast. And so is Jackson’s personal life is as he duels over money with his alcoholic ex, struggles to raise his teenage daughter, and fights to keep his high-pressure job from destroying his new romance.
And the looming specter of departmental downsizing, and things couldn’t possibly get worse. At least until the only living witness to the massacre vanishes along with the shocking truth buried in her mind and the killer follows in hot pursuit.
AUTHOR: L. J. SELLERS
TITLE: PASSIONS OF THE DEAD
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Recommendation Links: Amazon.co.uk > uk > Passions-Death-Det…
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Detective Wade Jackson, of Eugene Oregon’s Violent Crimes Division, has more than a professional interest disappearance of Danette Blake. In addition to being the mother of an infant, the missing young woman is also the widowed daughter-in-law of Kera Kollmorgan, the woman Jackson loves.
But the politics surrounding the mysterious death of Courtney Durham, a notorious party girl with rich, powerful parents, trumps Jackson’s personal concern. While all signs show Danette has fled the pressures of single motherhood, it appears Courtney’s reputation for walking on the wild side led to her homicide. But without evidence of foul play, Jackson be probing crimes that never happened.
As headquarters turns up the heat, he follows a trail of twists and turns to a secretive psychiatrist, a sleazy strip-club owner, a benevolent organization for needy mothers, and bizarre service for edgy thrill-seekers. The deeper he descends into Courtney’s wanton world, the more suspects, motives and disturbing facts he uncovers.
And though it’s hardly the first time a case had led Jackson into dark territory, he winds up face-to-face with the last person he expects.
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
A nurse and a youth councillor at Eugene, Oregon’s Planned Parenthood Clinic, Kera Kollmorgan has endured her share of harassment from fanatical abortion foes. Then a bomb blasts rips through clinic and soon after a teenage girl Kera recently treated is found naked and murdered in a dumpster.
Kera fears bitter abortion war in her small community has reached a terrifying new level. The Sexualized Killing of Jessie Davenport is close to home for Detective Wade Jackson. Raising his teenage daughter alone, he understands, better than anyone the predatory world that threatens young women.
But he never expects his grim investigation will lead to a teenage Bible-Study Club, the dark underside of high school life, and even the halls of polical power. Now he must confront two shockingly different suspects with nothing in common, except a taste for sex violence.
As Jackson’s manhunt intensifies, Kera becomes a marked woman, stalked by a crazed crusader. And when the fates of the detective and obsession threatens to blow them apart.
AUTHOR: L. J. SELLERS
TITLE: THE SEX CLUB
Genre: Mystery, Crime
Recommendation Links: LJ Sellers > detective-Jackson-mysteries
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