You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.’Alison and Jenny McGregor Aberdeen’s own mother-daughter singing sensation are through to the semifinals of TV smash-hit Britain’s Next Big Star. They’re in all the gossip magazines, they’ve got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them. But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare. The ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet, telling the nation to dig deep if they want to keep Alison and Jenny alive. The media want action; the public displays of grief and anger are reaching fever-pitch. Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven’t left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher.
AUTHOR: STUART MACBRIDE
TITLE: SHATTER THE BONES
As the pampered daughter of one of Spring Creek’s most prestigious southern families,Ella Porter has lived her entire life on the straight-and-narrow,And being “good” has kept Ella safe and sane until now. Suggestive yet ominous letters have been arriving at her office with alarming frequency.Letters that remind her of the disturbing ones she used to get from Reed Conway the hellraiser she knew from childhood after her father prosecuted him for murder.Now Reed’s been released from prison,and though Ella finds herself
AUTHOR: BEVERLY BARTON
TITLE: EVERY MOVE SHE MAKES
To those who lurk in the shadows,he’s known as the Gray Man.He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job,accomplishing the impossible and then fading away.And he always hits his target.Always.But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world.Forces like money.And power.And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for.And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness.But Court Gentry is going to prove that,for him,there’s no gray area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive…
Courtland Gentry is a good man. But he’s a great assassin.
AUTHOR: MARK GREANEY
TITLE: THE GRAY MAN
Working on the notorious Mitchell Estate,housing officer Josie Mellor faces challenges every day,but not nearly as many as those of her tenants.Kelly Winterton is scared and alone after her partner has been jailed.A victim of domestic abuse,Charlotte Hatfield has fled from her violent partner four times already.He’ll probably kill her if he finds her this time.Disowned by her family,someone is taking advantage of Amy Cartwright’s vulnerability.Who can she turn to for support? But Josie has her own problems to deal with too.As her home life deteriorates and she struggles to escape her controlling husband,she realises only a thin line separates her from the people she’s trying to help.When deadly violence erupts,will both Josie and her tenants become victims that no one will see?
AUTHOR: MEL SHERRATT
TITLE: BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR
Inspector Harry Hole has retreated to Hong Kong,escaping the trauma of his last case in squalid opium dens,when two young women are found dead in Oslo,both drowned in their own blood.Media coverage quickly reaches a fever pitch.There are no clues,the police investigation is stalled,and Harry the one man who might be able to help can’t be found.After he returns to Oslo,the killer strikes again,Harry’s instincts take over,and nothing can keep him from the investigation,though there is little to go on.Worse,he will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath who will put him to the test,both professionally and personally,as never before.
AUTHOR: JO NESBO
TITLE: THE LEOPARD
A cargo ship is apprehended by the authorities off the coast of Spain,loaded to the gunwales with enough arms and ammunition to start a war.Twenty years later,an unknown aggressor seems intent on eradicating those responsible for the treachery,one by one.The last victim was brutally tortured with a Black & Decker drill,then shot through the head.And Nick Stone ex-SAS,tough,resourceful, ruthless,highly trained is next on the killer’s list.. In his most daunting mission yet,Nick Stone must find a man who shared that past, and who may know more about the present threat than he is prepared to reveal.As the two find themselves pursued across sea and desert,they become ever more enmeshed in a deadly network of betrayal,to which Stone himself unwittingly holds the key.And in a final confrontation that echoes his worst nightmares,only he can stop the unthinkable and save the lives of those he holds most dear.
AUTHOR: ANDY MCNAB
TITLE: BRUTE FORCE
Following the death of her husband and unborn child,Charley Belington sells the family home and bravely starts life over again.On moving into a new flat,she is befriended by her landlady,Ella,who seems like the perfect friend and confidante.But,unbeknown to Charley,Ella is fighting her own dark and dirty demons as the fallout from a horrific childhood sends her spiralling down into madness and unspeakable obsessions.As Ella’s mind splinters,her increasingly bizarre attentions make Charley uneasy.But with every step Charley tries to take to distance herself,Ella moves in a tightening lockstep with her,closer and closer and closer…..
AUTHOR: MEL SHERRATT
TITLE: WATCHING OVER YOU
Former CIA agent Bailey Jones has spent months trying to forget her night of passion with mercenary Sean Reilly.An elite and methodical assassin,she has no room in her life for a reckless,rule-breaking Irishman,and she’s vowed to steer clear of the tempting bad boy who lured her into his bed under false pretenses.When Sean is implicated in the robbery of a Dublin bank,Bailey knows something isn’t right.So what if she can’t trust him? There’s no way Sean would end up on the wrong side of the law.In fact,he’s stuck in the middle of a dark and dirty conspiracy that could put his twin brother’s life at risk with one wrong move.And Bailey’s life too when she agrees to help.As the stakes are raised and Bailey finds herself torn between two brothers,the fine line between danger and desire is crossed…and it’ll take more than a killer instinct to survive.
AUTHOR: ELLE KENNEDY
TITLE: MIDNIGHT CAPTIVE
Waking to sirens in the night is hardly unusual for Samantha Owens.No longer a medical examiner, she doesn’t lose sleep over them,but a routine police investigation in her neighborhood has her curious.When her friend,homicide detective Darren Fletcher,invites her to look over the evidence,she jumps at the chance and immediately realizes the crime scene has been staged.What seems to be a clear case of murder or suicide,a crime of passion is anything but the discovery of toxic substances in hidden vials indicates that something much more sinister is at play…As Fletch and Sam try to understand what and who they are dealing with,they are summoned to a meeting at the State Department.High-level officials are interested in what they know and seem to be keeping secrets of their own.
It’s up to Sam and Fletch to uncover what lies behind the deception as the threat of bioterrorism is exposed,and her boyfriend,Xander Whitfield,may be in the line of fire.Unsure who to trust,Sam and Fletch find themselves up against very powerful people at every stage in the investigation.No one is who they appear to be and with every minute that passes,the danger escalates.It’s Sam’s most complex case yet and the terrifying reality is beyond anything she could have imagined.
AUTHOR: J .T. ELLISON
TITLE: WHAT LIES BEHIND
The police never suspected a serial killer was at large until they found the fourth murdered boy,the first white victim his body draped over a tomb in a London graveyard.Suddenly a series of crimes and a potential public relations disaster have Scotland Yard on the defensive,scrambling to apprehend a maniac while avoiding accusations of racism.Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley,distracted by concerns for his pregnant wife,has been assigned to the investigation,along with his disgraced partner,Barbara Havers,who’s fighting for her professional future.Winston Nkata deservedly,if hastily, promoted to detective sergeant is the black face who will speak to the media.But none of them can imagine the tenacity and ingenuity of the killer they seek..and no one is prepared for the savage,shocking instant when everything will change forever.
AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GEORGE
TITLE: WITH NO ONE AS WITNESS