Twenty years ago, Kate Cranbrook’s eyewitness testimony sent the wrong man to prison for rape and murder. When new evidence exonerates him, Kate says that in the darkness and confusion, she must have mistaken her attacker’s identity. She is lying. Kate would like nothing better than to turn her back on the past, but she is trapped in a stand-off with the real killer. When a body turns up on her doorstep, she resorts to desperate measures to free herself once and for all from a secret that is ruining her life.
AUTHOR: ELIZABETH BUHMANN
TITLE: LAY DEATH AT HER DOOR
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery Thriller
In Holt Douglas line of work,there’s nothing sweeter than a confession of guilt.Assistant D.A. Holt Douglas makes his living exposing lies and sending criminals to jail in Ashley County,Georgia.His job is always easy when defendants,instead of remaining silent,blame someone else or try to excuse their actions.When a confession in his hand,Holt knows a guilty plea will soon follow.
But lurking in Holts past is a dark secret that could end his successful career and possibly his relationship with Angelina,his hoped for fiance.When Holt reopens a cold case involving a death of the town’s wealthiest businessman-allegedly killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest–Holt doesn’t believe it was suicide.Instead he suspects murder.
As he investigates,Holts own guilt threatens to destroy him and the cause of justice he’s sworn and to serve.While he knows his own confession could absolve him of his sin,it could cost him his future. Will he survive long enough to uncover the true crime that this small Southern town has been hiding?
TITLE: THE CONFESSION
AUTHOR: ROBERT WHITLOW
There must have been some mistake….TV presenter Carrie Kent can’t believe the voice on the end of the phone.Surely it didn’t just say that her son- her beloved son Max-has been stabbed within his school gates? This sort of thing happens only to the guests on her daily morning chat show.Not to someone like her boy.But when Carrie arrives at the hospital and learns that Max is dead,she is thrown into a nightmare:No one will reveal what really happened and the only witness,a school girl,is refusing to talk.Carrie must enter an unknown world of fear and violence if she wants to find the truth.But can she live with what she discovers?
TITLE: SOMEONE ELSE’S SON
AUTHOR: SAM HAYES
Content to leave his controversial past behind him and enjoy a more relaxed,hedonistic lifestyle on a concerted houseboat in the glamorous French resort of Cannes,enigmatic Englishman Patrick the courvoisier is known as ‘Le Limier’or ‘Fixer’.People come to him with their problems and he fixes them.However,when Camille Ager asks Patrick to find her sister,Angele Valette,star of the new movie The Black Pearl,Patrick’s laid back lifestyle is dealt a terminal blow.Last seen at the film’s lavish party on board the luxurious black yacht owned by Russian Oligarch Vasily Chapayev,the funds behind the movie and owner of the famous black pearl,Angele seems to have vanished into thin air-and so has the pearl.As Patrick questions all those involved with the movie,he discovers that this is a case where nothing is as it seems.And when a dead body turns up on his boat,the investigation takes a deeply disturbing new twist.
TITLE: THE CASE OF THE BLACK PEARL
AUTHOR: LIN ANDERSON