Author: J. A. BAKER
A gripping psychological thriller by a best-selling author
A psychological thriller with a brilliant twist you won't see coming
Author: Louise Jensen
‘I did something terrible Grace. I hope you can forgive me…’ Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's last words, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend. When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan's home. But something isn't right. Things disappear, Dan's acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace's mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger? There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie... or was there? A compelling, gripping psychological thriller perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, I Let You Go and The Girl With No Past. What people are saying about The Sister: ‘I was gripped to The Sister from the first page until the very end. I thought I had it all worked out until I was proven sooo wrong.’ Robert Bryndza ‘I could not put this book down. I neglected all the house work and put off cooking dinner until I was finished… I loved every page.’ Renee Reads ‘My eyes were racing down the pages… had me guessing right up to the very end and I had tears in my eyes as I relived Charlie's last moments… exceptional… It's an addictive page-turner that begs time and again for just one more chapter until the whole book has been devoured and thoroughly enjoyed.’ The Book Magnet ‘Wow! What an amazing debut novel! Full of intense twists! Fantastic book to start off summer reading! Highly recommend.’ Loud and Proud Book Junkie, 5 stars ‘I loved this book, it grabbed me right from the beginning.' Beady Jans Books 'I genuinely struggled to put this book down… I can't recommend this book enough, it's made it to my favourites... I can't wait for more books to come from Louise Jensen… A well-deserved five stars from me.' Emporio Epidemic 'I couldn't put my Kindle down until I had answers!!… I wasn't sure which characters to trust and which to not trust… a 5 star book that would make a fantastic summer read!' Steph and Chris’ Book Review 'As the skillfully woven web of lies and deceit starts to untangle the author throws in a massive twist that I certainly didn't see coming… a definite must read for all psychological thriller fans and it's one of those books that deserves to be talked about.' The Haphazardous Hippo 'One of those books that you can't stop thinking about even when you're not reading it!!... the tension never seems to drop for one second!… an absolute treat, albeit a scary one, to read!! Highly recommended!' Books and Me! 'Just as I thought the story was wrapping up BANG! I was hit again with another twist. Brilliant! It is chilling and sinister and yet heart-breaking and tragic, and I felt really emotional on finishing it… I can’t wait to read more by Louise.' Bloomin Brilliant Books 'OMG I love this... one corker of a psychological thriller which ticked all the boxes for me giving it an easy 5 stars.' Chelle’s Book Reviews 'Hooked from the first page till the end... A gripping tale for fans of I Let You Go and The Girl on the Train. A must read.' Berlitz Chile 'I was left gaping… You cannot help but speed read through this novel. You have to know what happens.' Aloha Reviews 'I was hooked on the story from the word go.' Hollie in Wanderlust
Author: Ninie Hammon,Art Ayris
Publisher: Kingstone Media
In a rare lucid moment, Anne Mitchell's eighty-four-year-old grandmother warns her to give up her quest to find her missing childhood. Something happened to Anne when she was eleven years old that was so horrible that her mind erased the whole first decade of her life. Twenty years later she has come home to a dried-up Texas prairie town to find her past and to live with her crazy grandmother in the rambling old house where she grew up in a final desperate effort to remember.
Author: Sarah Stovell
Publisher: Orenda Books
Bo Luxton has it all - a loving family, a beautiful home in the Lake District, and a clutch of bestselling books to her name. Enter Alice Dark, an aspiring writer who is drifting through life, with a series of dead-end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend. When they meet at a writers' retreat, the chemistry is instant, and a sinister relationship develops ... Or does it? Breathlessly pacey, taut and terrifying, Exquisite is a startlingly original and unbalancing psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
Author: J. A. Baker
Phoebe and her disabled husband, Martyn, move into a new house in a village on the edge of County Durham. They plan to lead a quiet existence, a set up that suits them both. Then Anna, who lives over the road and is bored of spending her days alone, seeks friendship with Phoebe and events take a dark turn. Phoebe has secrets and is haunted by her past and Anna's arrival in her life may prove to be the catalyst for her undoing. What is Phoebe hiding and why are she and her husband so reclusive? When Anna gets caught in a storm and is rescued by Phoebe the truth becomes apparent and Anna is thrown into danger. Is there a difference between madness and evil? Some friendships can be murder.
Author: Carol Goodman
“An atmospheric and harrowing tale, richly literary in complexity but ripe with all the crazed undertones, confusions, and forebodings inherent in the gothic genre. Recommend this riveting, du Maurier–like novel to fans of Jennifer McMahon.” — Booklist (starred review) From the author of the internationally bestselling The Lake of Dead Languages comes a gripping novel about madness, motherhood, love, and trust. When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up the gravel drive to the home of Daphne’s new employer, it feels like they’ve entered a whole new world. Tucked in the Catskills, the stone mansion looks like something out of a fairy tale, its lush landscaping hiding the view of the mental asylum just beyond its border. Daphne secured the live-in position using an assumed name and fake credentials, telling no one that she’s on the run from a controlling husband who has threatened to take her daughter away. Daphne’s new life is a far cry from the one she had in Westchester where, just months before, she and her husband welcomed little Chloe. From the start, Daphne tries to be a good mother, but she’s plagued by dark moods and intrusive thoughts that convince her she’s capable of harming her own daughter. When Daphne is diagnosed with Post Partum Mood Disorder, her downward spiral feels unstoppable—until she meets Laurel Hobbes. Laurel, who also has a daughter named Chloe, is everything Daphne isn’t: charismatic, sophisticated, fearless. They immediately form an intense friendship, revealing secrets to one another they thought they’d never share. Soon, they start to look alike, dress alike, and talk alike, their lives mirroring one another in strange and disturbing ways. But Daphne realizes only too late that being friends with Laurel will come at a very shocking price—one that will ultimately lead her to that towering mansion in the Catskills where terrifying, long-hidden truths will finally be revealed....
The gripping psychological thriller of 2018 that you won’t be able to put down
Author: Niki Mackay
'A cracking thriller and a great female protagonist.' C.J. Tudor, author of Sunday Times Bestseller The Chalk Man 'I couldn't put I,Witness down, this is a 2018 must-read' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House ************* They say I'm a murderer. Six years ago, Kate Reynolds was found holding the body of her best friend; covered in blood, and clutching the knife that killed her. I plead guilty. Kate has been in prison ever since, but now her sentence is up. She is being released. But the truth is, I didn't do it. There's only one person who can help: Private Investigator Madison Attallee, the first officer on the scene all those years ago. But uncovering the truth means catching a killer. An incredibly gripping thriller with a twist you'll never see coming. Fans of The Retreat by Mark Edwards, The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne, In the Dark by Cara Hunter and Snap by Belinda Bauer will love I,Witness. ************* What bestselling authors are saying about this gripping debut: 'An absolutely gripping thriller founded on the horror of familial abuse and a great, flawed, female PI. There will be more Madison Attalee, I hope.' Radio 4's Dame Jenni Murray 'I was swept away by this punchy, pacy thriller with its sharp characterisation and confident plotting. I devoured it in a single day. I particularly loved Madison's fabulously chain-smoking, hyper-feminine sharpness. So looking forward to the next one.' Helen Callaghan, author of Sunday Times bestseller Dear Amy 'Tough and uncompromising, I, Witness had me totally gripped. I'm looking forward to hearing more from PI Madison Attalee.' Alex Lake, author of Killing Kate and Copy Cat 'Totally engaging, fast-paced and edgy ... completely captivating. I, Witness kept me guessing till the very end. Pick this book up if you're after a page-turner with attitude.' Elle Croft, author of The Guilty Wife What readers are saying about this gripping debut: 'Gripping, moving and smart. I can't wait for the next Madison Attalee novel.' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Be prepared to be hooked... you won't put this down...' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Brilliant. Great characters and plot. Was gripped, couldn't get to the end fast enough.' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
Author: Mark Edwards
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
A missing child. A desperate mother. And a house full of secrets. Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl's body was never found--and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers' retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events. When Lucas's investigation leads him and Julia into the woods, they discover a dark secret--a secret that someone will do anything to protect... What really happened that day by the river? Why was Lily never found? And who, or what, is haunting the retreat? From the bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies comes his most terrifying novel yet.
Author: C.L. Taylor
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"[A] dark... gripping thriller."—Publishers Weekly An unnerving psychological thriller with an action-packed, adrenaline-pumping plot, The Lie is a story of past secrets that have the power to destroy lives, a novel that will keep fans of S.J. Watson and Chevy Stevens on the edge of their seats until the shocking conclusion. Jane Hughes has a great boyfriend, a job in an animal shelter, and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She's happier than she's ever been...but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist. Five years earlier, Jane and her best friends set off on what was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, but it rapidly descended into a nightmare that claimed the lives of two of her friends. Ever since, Jane has tried to put the past behind her and lead a normal life. But someone out there knows the truth about what happened—and they won't stop until they've destroyed Jane and everything she loves.
Author: Tina Seskis
Publisher: Penguin UK
There's trouble in paradise. . . For as long as she can remember, Jemma has been planning the perfect honeymoon. A fortnight's retreat to a five-star resort in the Maldives, complete with luxury villas, personal butlers and absolute privacy. It should be paradise, but it's turned into a nightmare. Because the man Jemma married a week ago has just disappeared from the island without a trace. And now her perfect new life is vanishing just as quickly before her eyes. After everything they've been through together, how can this be happening? Is there anyone on the island who Jemma can trust? And above all - where has her husband gone? Praise for Tina Seskis: 'One of the world's leading experts at pulling the wool over readers' eyes until the very end' - Sophie Hannah 'Clever, intriguing, chilling - and utterly impossible to put down. Tina Seskis is proving herself to be the master of the twist' - Grazia 'Astute and witty' - Sunday Mirror 'Genius' - Stylist 'Haunting' - Sun 'Smartly written' - Time Out
Author: Sean-Paul Thomas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Jason, a cold and callous Edinburgh gangster with a tormented soul, does a runner with a suitcase full of drug money after an earth shattering tragedy which rips his world apart. Running for his life he disappears into the heart of the gorgeous Scottish highlands to lay low in a secluded cottage before plotting his next move. On his second day of hiding Jason discovers the mysterious body of a young and hauntingly beautiful woman lying unconscious at the bottom of a hill. The woman has no memory of who she is or how she ended up there. So Jason, feeling like a changed man, carries the beauty back to his cottage and tenderly nurses her back to health, where he soon gains the woman's trust and friendship by confiding to her his own personal past sins and wrong doings. Deep and soulful confessions in fact that he has never told anyone before. Eventually Jason coaxes the woman into unraveling her own eerie and forgotten past, while sharing her nightly, mad and tormenting nightmare visions of terror... Yet doing so without the hindsight of the chilling, sickening acts of horror which are about to be unleashed
A mega-twisty, gripping psychological thriller that will leave you breathless
Author: Emma Rowley
'A taut, twisty and tension-packed thriller about the depths of obsession and the strength of love' - CARA HUNTER, no.1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO HOME A gripping, twisty psychological thriller for fans of CLOSE TO HOME by Cara Hunter, THE FRIEND by Teresa Driscoll and THE CHILD by Fiona Barton. ***************** MY NAME IS KATE. I volunteer at a missing persons helpline - young people who have run away from home call me and I pass on messages to their loved ones, no questions asked. I don't get many phone calls, and those I do are usually short and vague, or pranks. But today a girl named Sophie called. I'm supposed to contact her parents to let them know their child is safe. The problem is, Sophie isn't safe. AND SOPHIE IS MY DAUGHTER. ***************** 'Emma Rowley has created a nightmare scenario which is all too plausible' - RACHEL ABBOTT, author of THE SIXTH WINDOW 'A deliciously dark & emotive debut with an extremely powerful ending' - MEL SHERRATT, author of SHE DID IT 'Kept me guessing to the final twist; creepy and addictive. My perfect type of book!' - ELIZABETH HAYNES, author of INTO THE DARKEST CORNER If you like Clare Mackintosh, Fiona Barton, Teresa Driscoll, Jenny Blackhurst, Rachel Abbott, Laura Marshall, Joy Ellis, Cara Hunter, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons or Lisa Jewell then you will be utterly gripped by this psychological thriller with a massive twist you won't see coming. WHY READERS ARE GIVING WHERE THE MISSING GO *FIVE STARS*: 'My favourite book of this year' 'BRILLIANT' 'WOW! WOW!' 'You simply do not know how this twisting turning tale will turn out' 'Amazingly gripping' 'I envy anyone who is yet to read it' 'Wow! That was intense.' 'From the very first page I was gripped' '2018 has been full of great reads for me so far, this one is added to that list for sure' 'A fantastic book written with so much sensitivity' 'I absolutely loved every twisted page' 'Heart wrenching' 'I loved this book' '10/10' 'The pace and prose flowed so clearly and masterfully' 'It's so well written it was an absolute gift to read' 'A mother's love is unlike any other and it is perfectly captured within these pages' 'You will thoroughly love this book' 'A pure delight to read' 'I was immediately intrigued with both the title & the description. The book didn't let me down' *EMMA'S NEW BOOK TELL ME EVERYTHING AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW!*
Author: Laura Marshall
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
THE #1 INTERNATIONAL KINDLE BESTSELLER A paranoid single mom is forced to confront the unthinkable act she committed as a desperate teenager in this addictive thriller with a social media twist. Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston is dead. Isn't she? 1989. When Louise first notices the new girl who has mysteriously transferred late into their senior year, Maria seems to be everything the girls Louise hangs out with aren't. Authentic. Funny. Brash. Within just a few days, Maria and Louise are on their way to becoming fast friends. 2016. Louise receives a heart-stopping email: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Long-buried memories quickly rise to the surface: those first days of their budding friendship; cruel decisions made and dark secrets kept; the night that would change all their lives forever. Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Maria's sudden reappearance threatens it all, and forces Louise to reconnect with everyone she'd severed ties with to escape the past. But as she tries to piece together exactly what happened that night, Louise discovers there's more to the story than she ever knew. To keep her secret, Louise must first uncover the whole truth, before what's known to Maria--or whoever's pretending to be her--is known to all.
Author: Rachel Sargeant
Publisher: Killer Reads
The perfect neighbours tell the perfect lies... A top ten Kindle bestseller. A dark and twisty psychological thriller from a rising star in the genre, perfect for fans of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR. When Helen moves into an exciting new neighbourhood, she finds herself in a web of evil with no escape. Behind the shutters lies a devastating secret... When Helen moves abroad with her loving husband Gary, she can't wait to meet her fellow expat teachers from the local International School. But her new start is about to become her worst nightmare... As soon as the charming family across the way welcome Helen into their home, she begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. Then Gary starts to behave strangely and a child goes missing, vanished without a trace. When violence and tragedy strike, cracks appear in the community, and Helen realises her perfect neighbours are capable of almost anything...
'Twisty, turny, unputdownable...the perfect beach read' Grazia
Author: Sabine Durrant
Publisher: Hachette UK
A hot beach. A young family on holiday. A fatal moment of inattention... And now Dave Jepsom is in their lives. Dave Jepsom, with his muscles, his pale eyes, his expressionless face. He saved their child. How can they ever repay him? Especially as what he seems to want in return is everything. He's in the streets they walk down. He's at the office where they work. He's at their front door, leaning on the bell... If only they could go back. Back to when the lies were still hidden. Before the holiday, before the beach, before the moment that changed everything. Before Dave. But it's never how it starts that matters. It's always how it ends. 'This class act of a novel is unputdownable.' Heat 'Fabulous stuff from one of our finest thriller writers' Sunday Mirror 'Sabine Durrant doesn't mess around: she's a cool, confident writer who knows exactly how to get into your psyche. Need a reminder of what makes thrillers great? Read this.' Emerald Street 'An ingeniously plotted drama with an ending you won't see coming.' Good Housekeeping 'I absolutely LOVED it - it's her best yet.' India Knight
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Broadway Books
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment- she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims - a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story - and survive this homecoming.
Author: Ruth Dugdall
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Her instincts are telling her something isn't right... On a chilly morning in rural Suffolk, Cassandra Hawke is woken by a gunshot. Her mother is clinging on to her life, the weapon still lying nearby. Everyone thinks it's attempted suicide--but none of it makes any sense to Cass. She's certain there's more to it than meets the eye. With her husband and father telling her she's paranoid, Cass finds an unlikely ally in student paramedic Holly. Like Cass, she believes something is wrong, and together they try to uncover the truth. But is there more to Holly's interest than she's letting on? With her family and loved ones at risk, Cass must ask herself: is she ready to hear the truth, and can she deal with the consequences?