PRETEND YOU’RE SAFE BY ALEXANDRA IVY

Pretend You're Safe By Alexandra Ivy


( First came the floods. Then came the bodies )



SYNOPSIS



Your Life Depends On It….


Jaci Patterson was sixteen when she found the first golden locket on her porch. Inside were a few strands of hair wrapped around a scrap of bloodstained ribbon. Though the ‘gifts’ kept arriving, no one believed her hunch that a serial killer was at work.


Now Jaci has finally returned home – only for bodies of strangled victims to start appearing years after they disappeared. Her nightmare is beginning all over again.


Back then, Rylan Cooper was an arrogant deputy sheriff convinced that Jaci was just an attention-seeking teen. It was a fatal mistake. There’s a murderer in their midst, someone determined to settle old scores and keep playing a twisted game. And this time it won’t end until the murderer makes Jaci his…for ever.


AUTHOR: ALEXANDRA IVY
TITLE:      PRETEND YOU’RE SAFE
Genres:    Romantic Suspense, Fiction, Suspense, Romance
Pages:     384
Pub.Date: 29 August 2017
Recommendation Link: http://www.alexandraivy.com

ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL BY SARAH VAUGHAN

Anatomy Of A Scandal By Sarah Vaughan

( How Well Do You Know Your Partner )


SYNOPSIS

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.



AUTHOR: SARAH VAUGHNAN
TITLE:     ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Psychological thriller, Courtroom Drama
Pages:  400
Pub. Date: 1 January 2018
Recommendation Link: http://www.sarahvaughanauthor.com

BABY TEETH BY ZOJE STAGE

Baby Teeth By Zoje Stage

( What Would You Do If Your Child Is A Psychopath )

SYNOPSIS

Your husband thinks your daughter’s an angel. You know different. She’s a monster.


MEET HANNA
Seven-year-old Hanna has never spoken a word despite being able to read and write. She is a sweet but silent angel in the eyes of her adoring fatherAlex, but with Mummy, things are different.

MEET SUZETTE

Suzette loves her daughter but Hanna being defiant and anti-social, she refuses to behave in kindergarten classes, forcing Suzette to homeschool her. Difficulties with babysitters and teachers over the years have put a strain on their relationship and her sanity.


Then Hanna speaks for the first time, to Suzette alone, and what she says is chilling. Suzette wants to write it off as a scary joke, but she’s becoming increasingly frightened by Hanna’s little games whiles her husband Alex remains blind to the family failing dynamics. Could she be in danger from her own child? And when it’s her word against her daughter’s, can she make her husband believe her?



AUTHOR: ZOJE STAGE
TITLE :    BABY TEETH
Genres :  Thriller, Suspense, Psychological thriller, Mystery, Horror
Pages : 432
Pub. Date : 16 July 2018
Recommendation Link: http://www.zojestage.blogspot.com

ALREADY DEAD BY STEPHEN BOOTH

Already Dead By Stephen Booth

( The Insurance Investigator )

SYNOPSIS


A summer of endless rain in the Peak District leaves the officers of Derbyshire’s CID with a problem. They have discovered a man’s body lying in shallow water, but torrential rain has swollen the rivers and flooded the roads, making travel difficult and forensic examination impossible.

And that’s not all. The absence of DS Ben Cooper, on extended leave after an arson attack, has left a serious gap. DS Diane Fry is a reluctant temporary replacement, but now their makeshift team is about to be tested to the limit. The fatal events of one damp August night are likely to remain shrouded in mystery if they can’t track down a car glimpsed only as a dark outline in the rain by a passer-by.

As the rain turns into a deluge, loyalties among the officers will be put under intolerable strain as they try to solve their toughest case yet. And that’s before it emerges that Ben Cooper is not at home, but has vanished into thin air…


AUTHOR: STEPHEN BOOTH

TITLE: ALREADY DEAD
Genres: Thriller, Crime fiction, Mystery
Recommendation Link : http://www.stephen-booth.com

BLOOD ON THE TOUNGUE BY STEPHEN BOOTH

Blood On The Tongue By Stephen Booth

( The 57 Year Old Mystery )

SYNOPSIS

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

GRAVE AFFAIRS BY MAUREEN CARTER

Grave Affairs By Maureen Carter

( Revenge )

SYNOPSIS

His wife murdered,his baby abducted – who’s making media personality Nathan Rayne Suffer? And how much closer to home can the criminal get? The police inquiry is going nowhere and Birmingham’s kick-ass cop Detective Sergent Bev Morriss is on sick leave after witnessing a colleague’s murder. Bev’s not even sure she wants to go back assuming she’s still capable of doing the job. On the other hand,the cop killer is in hospital still clinging on to life-and Bev knows exactly where to find him.

And there’s an old saying about revenge…

AUTHOR: MAUREEN CARTER
TITLE : GRAVE AFFAIRS
Genres: Mystery,Fiction
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FINAL GIRLS BY RILEY SAGER

Final Girls By Riley Sager

SYNOPSIS

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie scale massacre.

In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to, a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet.

Now, Quincy is doing well, maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.

That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy’s doorstep. Blowing through Quincy’s life-like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out.

And when new details about Lisa’s death come to light, Quincy’s life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam’s truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what started ten years ago finished.

AUTHOR : RILEY SAGER
TITLE : FINAL GIRLS
Genres : Psychological thriller,Mystery suspense,Fiction,Thriller, Mystery,Suspense,Mystery-thriller,

THE CONFESSION BY JOHN GRISHAM

The confession by John Grisham

( An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him )

SYNOPSIS

In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.
Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers,judges,and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

AUTHOR : JOHN GRISHAM
TITLE : THE CONFESSION
Genres: Legal thriller,Mystery-crime,Thriller,Fiction,Mystery
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CAUSE TO KILL BY BLAKE PIERCE

Cause to kill by Blake Pierce

( The Boston Serial Killer )

SYNOPSIS

Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off – only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and daughter, and her life fell apart around her.

Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hare her. Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from élite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves.

Yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she. In this game of psychological cat and mouse, women are dying with mysterious clues, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. A frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists – culminating in climax that even Avery could not imagine.

AUTHOR: BLAKE PIERCE
TITLE: CAUSE TO KILL
Genre: Psychological thriller, Mystery, Suspense
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BLACK HILLS BY FRANKLIN SCHNEIDER AND JENNIFER SCHNEIDER

Black Hills by Franklin Schneider & Jennifer Schneider

( The Devils Dust )

SYNOPSIS

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

THE BIG BITCH BY JOHN PATRICK LANG

The Big Bitch By John Patrick Lang

( THE MURDER OF JESUS CORTEZ )

SYNOPSIS

Private Eye Jackson ” Doc ” Holiday investigates fraud, a crime he knows intimately. He was once a respected and successful mortgage banker who laundered more than 100 million dollars in dirty money.

Although never convicted, he has been blackballed from banking. After his drinking buddy, a Catholic priest named Jesus Cortez, is shot dead in the driveway of Doc’s Berkeley home, he sets out to find his killer.

The case takes him in search of an old confederate in Portland, where he begins to suspect that the murder of Jesus is connected to a money laundering scheme suspiciously like Doc’s own.

As Doc delves in further, he crosses swords with a scheming matriarch, a bent cop, a femme fatale, and a master criminal. Whoever’s at the bottom of this business has already killed and his facing ” The Bitch ” or life in prison. And they’re not afraid to kill again.

AUTHOR: JOHN PATRICK LANG
TITLE: THE BIG BITCH
Genre: Mystery,Detective,Fiction

 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY BY OWEN MULLEN   

Games People Play By Owen Mullen

  

              (    Abduction Of Children    )

On a warm summer’s evening thirteen month old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland, while her parents are yards away. Three days later, the distraught father turns up at Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron’s office and begs him to help.
Mark Hamilton believes he knows who has stolen his daughter and why. Against his better judgement Charlie gets involved in a case he would be better off without. But when a child’s body is discovered on Fenwick Moor, then another in St. Andrews, the awful truth dawns; there is a serial killer out there whose work has gone undetected for decades.

Baby Lily may be the latest victim of a madman, for Charlie it’s too late, he can’t let go. His demons won’t let him .

AUTHOR: OWEN MULLEN
TITLE: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
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 THE WATER’S EDGE BY KARIN FOSSUM

The Water's Edge By Karin Fossum

                 (    Tragic Events    )

A married couple, Reinhardt and Kristine Ris, are out for a sunday walk then they discover the body of a boy and see a figure of a man limping away. They alert the police, not before Reinhardt, to Kristine’s horror, kneels down and takes photographs of the dead child with his cell phone.
Inspector Konrad Sejer and Jakob Skarre begin to make inquiries in the little town of Solberglia. But then another boy disappears, and an explanation seems more remote than ever.

Meanwhile, the Ris’s marriage starts to unravel as Reinhardt becomes obsessed with the tragic events and his own part in them.

AUTHOR: KARIN FOSSUM
TITLE: THE WATER’S EDGE
Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Crime
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 KILLER PURSUIT  BY JEFF GUNHUS

Killer Pursuit By Jeff Gunhus

          (   Client List Of A Call Girl    )

When a high-society call girl is murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. The second is connected to the internet through an encrypted connection and no-one knows who’s on the other end.

Special Agent Allison McNeil is asked by beleaguered FBI Director Clarence Mason to run an off-the-record investigation of the murder because of the murder’s similarity to a case she worked a year earlier. Allison knows the most direct path to apprehending the killer is to find the videos, but the rumors that the victims client list may have included Mason’s political enemies, has her worried about the director’s motives.

As she start her investigation, she quickly discovers that she’s not the only one pursuing the videos. In fact, the most aggressive person racing against her might be the murderer himself.

AUTHOR: JEFF GUNHUS
TITLE: KILLER PURSUIT
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Recommendation Links: http://www.amazon.com > Killer-Persuit-Jeff-Gunhus
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A MAN IN VATICAN CALLED THE BLACK POPE

Vatican Protocol By Brain Gallagher

Struggling writer and nearly bankrupt Sean O’Shea is searching for the blockbuster story from which he can create a best seller. The goal is to regain his financial independence and self esteem. When he learns of a horrific 1936 UFO crash in Germany’s Black Forest, he chases the story to its origin.

The discovery of insidious Nazi involvement peaks his interest and when he unearths secret assassinations of previous investigators, he is hooked. As his probe continues, witnesses are murdered and he becomes the target of deadly agents sent by the most powerful man in Vatican. The cover up, greater than he ever imagined. When he discovers that UFO’s, Welsburg Castle, Nazi’s and the Vatican are connected, he has the killer story he envisioned, though it just may kill him to get it published.

AUTHOR: BRAIN GALLAGHER

TITLE:      VATICAN PROTOCOL

Genre:     Mystery, Historical Fiction, Espionage Thriller

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.com.Vatican-Protocol

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