Save Me

The Most Gritty and Gripping Crime Thriller You'll Read This Year

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447288394

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2741

Save Me, is a gritty crime novel by the bestselling author Mandasue Heller. When Ellie Fisher misses her train home one night, she has no idea that being in the right place at the wrong time will change her life forever. That night she comes across Gareth, a young man about to take his own life, because as far as he’s concerned there is nothing left to live for. Putting her own life in danger Ellie convinces Gareth that there is always something left. Her own life is no bed of roses, she explains, but she always pushes on. However, good deeds aren’t always repaid the way we want. Has Ellie unwittingly put her life in danger, or is the real danger a lot closer to home?

Survivor

Only the strongest will remain standing . . .

Author: Roberta Kray

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0751561061

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2986

'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent THE ADDICTIVE NEW THRILLER: NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY Lolly has always known her mum was different. Sometimes Angela Bruce was ill in a quiet sort of way, but other times she roamed the Mansfield estate shouting about whatever had wormed its way into her head that day. Either way, Lolly was on her own so she learned how to look after herself pretty quickly. Mal Fury has never got over the disappearance of his daughter all those years ago, but there's still hope because the police never found Kay's body. So when his private investigator turns up a lead that connects Kay to Lolly, Mal needs to find out more. But in doing so, he's delving into a decades-old mystery that could throw Lolly's entire world into chaos and she'll need every ounce of her survival instinct if she's to make it out the other side . . .

Run

A Gritty and Gripping Crime Thriller. You'll be Hooked

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447288351

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6354

Run by Mandasue Heller is a gritty story of Manchester's criminal underworld. After being cheated on by her ex, Leanne Riley is trying her hardest to get her life back on track, which isn't easy without a job and living in a bedsit surrounded by a junkie and a mad woman. On a night out with her best friend she meets Jake, a face from her past who has changed beyond all recognition. Jake is charming, handsome and loaded, a far cry from the gawky teenager he used to be. Weary of men, Leanne isn't easy to please, but Jake tries his best to break through the wall she's built around herself. But good looks and money can hide a multitude of sins. Is that good-looking face just a mask? And what's more, what will it take to make it slip, and who will die in the process . . . ?

The Broken

A gripping thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat

Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813785

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 2732

‘Finished this in less than a day…had me gripping onto my seat… This book takes you on an intense rollercoaster of a ride.’ (5 stars) Stardust Book Reviews They took her dad, but she won’t let them take her. Nancy Byrne was the apple of her daddy’s eye. He might have been one of the most-feared gangsters in London, yet Jimmy Byrne idolised his little Nancy. But now Jimmy is dead, gunned down in cold blood - and Nancy vows to avenge his death. She’s only twenty years old, but as the new head of the ruthless Byrne gang, running a lucrative world of drugs, sex and violence, she’s in over her head. Keeping her family together all while Joanie, her beloved grandma, falls apart, and her brother Daniel goes off the rails forces Nancy to grow up - fast. But while Nancy takes the men on at their own game, there’s a greater danger hiding on the dark streets. Jimmy’s killer is on her trail - and will stop at nothing to shut her up. Blood might be thicker than water, but soon, Nancy realises she can't trust anyone. Not even her own family. Especially her own family. A gritty, gripping read full of shocking thrills and suspense – readers of Mandasue Heller, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane will be addicted until the very last page. Readers are loving The Broken: ‘Casey Kelleher has just taken me on a breakneck speed journey where I certainly read past my bedtime…such is this woman's exceptional talent at writing realistic and totally compelling grit lit!...I cannot find the words to say how much I love this series…If you like your crime brutally raw and honest, heart-warming and heartbreaking then this one is for you!’ (5 stars) Chapter in my Life ‘If you love Kimberley chambers and Martina Cole this is the book for you. I thought the first book was good but this is just off the scale. Roll on your next book Casey because this is the best book.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer ‘I absolutely loved this story…It’s action-packed and I didn’t wanna put it down. This author is fast becoming one of my favourite authors with this fast-paced gritty read.’ (5 stars) Cheekypee Reads and Reviews ‘These books just get better and better…Casey is well up there with the best authors in this genre. This book has it all, crime, violence, death, drugs, gangs…Well worth more than the given 5 stars…This book is going in my 2018 Best reads, without a doubt.’ (5 stars) I Love Reading ‘I loved this book…another brain-blowing, heart-pounding book… Five stars from me!’ (5 stars) Bibliophile Book Club ‘gritty and so additive, I didn't want to stop reading until I got to the very end!…It is hard-hitting and shocking at times and that's what makes it soooo good.’ (5 stars) Donna’s Book Blog ‘The writing was seamless and the pace excellent…Another belter from the lovely Casey and I will certainly look forward to the next book!’ Best Crime Books and More ‘Highly intense and a real page-turner right from the get go. I was very much on the edge of my seat in anticipation of how it would all end…a lot of wow moments…If you like Martina Cole then you should definitely give Casey's books a go.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer ‘The Broken is gritty, brutal and “heart-thumping” thrilling, it’s one of those books you will be hard pressed NOT to read in one sitting.’ (5 stars) The Book Review Café ‘This is such a dark and gripping read, I really couldn't get enough. It had me go through so many emotions at what I was reading…The Broken grabs you right from the off and doesn't let go until the very bitter end.’ (5 stars) By the Letter Book Reviews ‘One of this genre’s most exciting authors.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer

Fearless

The Most Shocking and Gritty Gangland Thriller You'll Read This Year

Author: Jessie Keane

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447254376

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2529

PLAY DIRTY. PLAY TO WIN. From the top ten bestselling author Jessie Keane comes a gripping thriller featuring two women who will do anything to win the man they love. Josh Flynn is the king of the bare-knuckle gypsy fighters. His reputation is un-blemished; his fist a deadly weapon. Claire Milo has always loved Josh, they were destined to be together from the day they met. Two gypsy lovers with their whole lives ahead of them. If only Josh would find a different way of earning a living instead of knocking the living daylights out of another man in the boxing ring. One day, she knew something really bad was going to happen. She could feel it . . . Shauna Everett always wanted what she couldn’t have, and nobody, especially Claire Milo was going to stand in her way. She’s had her eye on Josh Flynn for years and she knew just how to get him. If it meant playing dirty, then so be it. What had she got to lose? In a world ruled by violence, crime and backstreet brawls, only one woman will win in Jessie Keane's Fearless, but how low is she prepared to go to achieve that goal?

The Betrayed

A shocking, gritty thriller that will hook you from the first page

Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811405

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 6589

‘Hells bells … an explosive story, one that I found impossible to put down even for a few minutes … a gripping read.’ The Book Review Café, 5 Stars. If you can’t trust your family, who can you trust? Colleen Byrne is wife to one of the biggest faces on the streets of Soho, Jimmy Byrne. He promised her the life of luxury, but behind the diamonds and fur coats is a dangerous world of violence and lies. With her two children, Nancy and Daniel, Colleen is in too deep, bound to Jimmy forever. TWENTY YEARS LATER Nancy has grown into her father’s daughter, strong, calculated – and ruthless, while Colleen blots out the pain of her marriage any way she can. When Jimmy is found brutally murdered, Nancy is hell bent on finding the culprit. She’s going to make them pay for what they did. Only the perpetrator is someone close to home. Someone who betrayed them all. To catch a killer, mother and daughter must find the secrets tearing their family apart… A totally gripping and gritty thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of Kimberly Chambers, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane. Read what everyone is saying about The Betrayed: ‘Move over Martina Cole, Casey Kelleher is fast becoming one of the top female authors of this genre! You really do not want to miss this one!’ Chapter in my Life(5*) A ‘brilliantly dark read that had me well and truly hooked.’ By the Letter Book Reviews (5*) ‘This is a story of lies, secrets and betrayal, with some brilliant characterisation.’ Novel Deelight(4*) Read what everyone is saying about Casey Kelleher: ‘It's certainly a novel that is full of surprises…the story and characters will stay with me for a long time to come. Powerful, emotional and heartbreaking, The Promise is this year’s must read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews ‘I actually think I read this book without breathing! Seriously I started it and could not put it down, so fast paced and gripping was the plot! …Warning - once you start this, batten down the hatches because you are going nowhere until you are done!’ Chapter In My Life ‘Casey is fast becoming one of the best writers in this genre, her talent to weave a suspense filled novel is going from strength to strength…I feel like 5 stars really doesn't justify how great this book is.’ Vix 2016 ‘All I can say is... BRILLIANT! I demolished this standalone novel in a day! The very first chapter completely sucked me in, I literally couldn't put it down! Before I knew it I was at 76% and I happily lost precious sleep last night in order to finish it.’ Booklover Catlady ‘An outstanding book that I devoured in just two sittings…nothing could stop me reading…I was captivated … truly enjoyed every page. I think the biggest surprise for me was how the story unfolded … A blinder of a book which I would hugely recommend to everybody reading this genre.’ Best Crime Books and More ‘Wow, this book was indeed not for the faint-hearted!…Full of twists and turns, gripping, intense and very well written…Highly recommended.’ The Book Club ‘To describe it in one word I would say “outstanding” and you would be an absolute fool not to pick it up.’ Book Addict Shaun ‘Casey is firmly embedding herself in the list of “must read” female British Crime Authors.’ Best Crime Books

The Fifth to Die (A Detective Porter novel)

Author: J.D. Barker

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008250405

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4130

‘J.D. Barker is a one-of-a-kind writer and that’s a rare and special thing. Stephen King comes to mind and Lee Child, John Sanford. All one-of-a-kinds. Don’t miss anything J.D. writes.’ James Patterson Murder. It’s a family affair.

Two-Faced

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 1848948557

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9965

Mia and Michelle couldn't look more alike - or act more differently. Mia's always been the glamorous one, the one everyone wants to get close to. And now she's a model, on the edge of fame.But Mia can't resist the illegal thrills that come with fame. When disaster strikes, her mousy look-alike sister has to pretend to be Mia. Michelle saves her career, and turns out to have star quality too. She's even got someone to fall in love with her - a man Mia wants almost as much as she wants to be a supermodel. That's something Mia will never, ever forgive . . .

The Game

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1848942990

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3806

A gritty tale of hard time, hard men and hard drugs for fans of Martina Cole. When Mary?s mother throws her out, the sassy teenager soon learns how tough life can be. Her new friend Lynne is older, more sophisticated. She has a taste for cocaine and isn?t above walking the streets for extra cash to pay for it. Mary sticks to a straighter path, until the night Lynne brings Ali and Raiz back to their flat. The women don?t know that their sexy new friends are small-time criminals, desperate for alibis for a drug-dealer?s murder. All too soon, Mary is in more trouble than she can handle. Can her old friend Jane?s risky scheme save Mary? Or has her fate been sealed by falling for the wrong man?

Runaway Girl: A Gripping Crime Thriller That Will Have You Hooked

Author: Emma Tallon

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781786814494

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5142

You have to fight for the ones you love. Anna Davis has spent years terrified of her sadistic gangster boyfriend. Right up until she runs away in the dead of night, she's frightened he will kill her. And she knows he still will, if he ever finds her... As Anna starts her new life, she meets two strangers who will change her fortunes forever. Tanya Smith is a gorgeous East London stripper with a big heart. Anna loves Tanya's attitude to life and the pair quickly become inseparable and business partners. And East End baron Freddie Tyler is everything Anna's ex-boyfriend was not - he's kind, caring and would do anything to make Anna happy. But are they both telling Anna the truth about who they really are? Just as Anna begins to see a brighter future for herself, her past comes back to haunt her. She could be about to lose everything - even her life. But she's a different person now. She's got something to live for and she's not going to give up without a fight. If you love Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers, Casey Kelleher and Jessie Keane, you'll love Runaway Girl. This fast-paced, gripping thriller will have you reading well after dark. This book was previously published as Life Game. What readers are saying about Runaway Girl: 'Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I can say no more. I loved this book from beginning to endand will be looking out for more.' Goodreads Reviewer 'I could not stop once I started reading!! It blew my mind!!! I loved it!!! Amazing book!!' Goodreads Reviewer 'Absolutely LOVED this book... I was hooked from beginning to end. Looking forward to the next one!' Sarah Hurley Book Club 'One of the best books I have read in a long time. Better than Martina Cole and that takes some doing.' Goodreads Reviewer 'From the moment I started reading... I felt compelled to continue, grabbed by the narrative and pace of this incredibly impressive debut. The ending was a thrilling ride filled with tension.' Angela Marsons

Stay Dead

Author: Jessie Keane

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447254325

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6704

Stay Dead is the heartstopping sixth book in Jessie Keane's bestselling Annie Carter series. Annie Carter finally believes that life is good. She and Max are back together and she has a new and uncomplicated life sunning herself in Barbados. It's what she's always dreamed of. Then she gets the news that her old friend Dolly Farrell is dead, and suddenly she finds herself back in London and hunting down a murderer with only one thing on her mind . . . revenge. But the hunter can so quickly become the hunted, and Annie has been keeping too many secrets. She's crossed and bettered a lot of people over the years, but this time the enemy is a lot closer to home and she may just have met her match . . .

Toxic

Author: Jacqui Rose

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780008287283

Category:

Page: 352

View: 1223

Sometimes love is toxic... Bree Dwyer is desperate to escape her husband, take the children and run. But he's always watching. And she always gets caught. Until her first love, Alfie Jennings, returns to Essex... Gangsters Alfie and Vaughn have been out of the game for a while, but a life of crime is one you never forget. To get back on top they need serious money, because loyalty and power don't come for free. One dangerous job and they'll have the payoff they need. And Alfie isn't going to let anyone get in the way, least of all a pretty face like Bree. It's time to show Essex what they're made of. And this time, Alfie and Vaughn aren't backing down.

SIRENS

A Novel

Author: Joseph Knox

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 152476289X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6496

"Razor-sharp urban noir...very special indeed." — Lee Child The breathtakingly propulsive and stunningly assured debut thriller, perfect for readers of Tana French, Don Winslow and Dennis Lehane The mission is suicide. Infiltrating the inner circle of enigmatic criminal Zain Carver is dangerous enough. Pulling it off while also rescuing Isabelle Rossiter, a runaway politician’s daughter, from Zain’s influence? Impossible. That’s why Aidan Waits is the perfect man for the job. Disgraced, emotionally damaged, and despised by his superiors. In other words, completely expendable. But Aidan is a born survivor. And as he works his way deep into Zain’s shadowy world, he finds that nothing is as it seems. Zain is a mesmerizing, Gatsby-esque figure who lures young women into his orbit—women who have a bad habit of turning up dead. But is Zain really responsible? And will Isabelle be next? Before long, Aidan finds himself in over his head, cut loose by his superiors, and dangerously attracted to the wrong woman. How can he save the girl if he can’t even save himself?

Respect

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444769480

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3883

Chantelle has everything going against her. She's a good student who only wants to pass her exams and find a way out of the sink estate in Manchester where she grew up. But now her feckless mother has taken off for Spain with her latest boyfriend and she's single-handedly raising her tearaway nine-year-old brother Leon. She thinks her worst problem is the debt collectors at the door. But Leon has made some new friends: teenage gang members who have given him a mobile phone, a knife - and some drugs to hide in her flat. A part-time job seems to be the answer to Chantelle's prayers. But the violence is about to come home to her - with a vengeance. And the only person who's offering any help seems to be just as bad as the people she's trying to escape from . . .

Dark Game

A gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked!

Author: Rachel Lynch

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630157

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 2359

‘This is going to be another of my favourite detective series. I read this all at once and couldn’t put it down!’ NetGalley reviewer After a scandal forces DI Kelly Porter out of the Met, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. Crimes in the Cumbrian constabulary tend to be of the minor sort, but Kelly begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community – the abduction and brutal murder of ten-year-old Lottie Davies. Meanwhile, Kelly is also investigating two seemingly straightforward crimes: a case involving an illegal immigrant, and a robbery following the death of local businessman Colin Day. But evidence comes to light that reveals a web of criminal activity beyond anything Kelly imagined. Behind the veneer of sleepy, touristy towns lies a dark and dangerous underworld. As Kelly threatens to expose those with much to lose, she risks paying the ultimate price to get to the truth... Don’t miss this taut and gripping debut from a crime writer to watch. Perfect for fans for Carol Dwyer, Patricia Gibney and Angela Marsons. Detective Kelly Porter Series Dark Game Deep Fear Dead End Praise for Dark Game ‘The investigations come to a dangerous conclusion. Be prepared to be taken on a journey’ 5* Reader review ‘DI Kelly Porter, a modern day kickass superhero lady!’ 5* Reader review 'Definitely following this author for future work! I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing more of DI Kelly Porter!' Book Lover Reviews ‘A dark and gritty fast paced thriller with a twisty turny, interwoven plot that had me excited to reach the climax’ Gemma’s Book Nook 'It grabbed me from the first word... I absolutely loved Kelly’s character! ... I loved everything about this book and was genuinely disappointed to have finished it. I would highly recommend this one!' Stardust Book Reviews 'The story is frighteningly realistic; the crimes, as they take place are described brilliantly... the next one can’t come soon enough.' Nigel Adams Book Worm 'Will keep you up all night... This is a must-read book.' Karen's World 'What an exceptional story... It's gripping and definitely a page-turner... I was completely hooked and struggled to put the book down.' Book Lover Reviews ‘What a fantastic read! I loved this book, the characters were interesting and likeable and I can't wait for book 2! The plot was exciting and full of emotion and twists, it was just a really great book that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘I could not put it down and it's a refreshing change to have a police female lead who is positive but normal! A new role model in the making’ 5* Reader review

Sweet Little Lies

The Number One Bestseller

Author: Caz Frear

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785763369

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1944

WINNER OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY SEARCH FOR A BESTSELLER COMPETITION 'A blistering debut from a major new voice. I couldn't put it down. Authentic, compelling, unflinching and tender and written with real verve and assurance' ERIN KELLY 'Debut novels don't come better than this one, which begs the question - Caz Frear, where have you been?' RICHARD MADELEY 'Taut, gripping, surprising and original - a fabulous read' JUDY FINNIGAN 'Caz Frear's ability to write tight, tense dialogue with a dark comedic slant is brilliant. I read Sweet Little Lies in one sitting, it is a terrific debut' LYNDA LA PLANTE 'BRILLIANT! Unputdownable and great writing. Recommended' MARIAN KEYES 'An astonishingly confident and individual voice' ANN CLEEVES WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW In 1998, Maryanne Doyle disappeared and Dad knew something about it? Maryanne Doyle was never seen again. WHAT I ACTUALLY KNOW In 1998, Dad lied about knowing Maryanne Doyle. Alice Lapaine has been found strangled near Dad's pub. Dad was in the local area for both Maryanne Doyle's disappearance and Alice Lapaine's murder - FACT Connection? Trust cuts both ways . . . what do you do when it's gone? FOR FANS OF ERIN KELLY AND BELINDA BAUER, GET READY FOR THE SUSPENSE NOVEL OF THE YEAR. ----- 'A killer premise. An original voice. An utterly compelling story that will keep you up all night' FIONA CUMMINS, author of Rattle 'Impossible to put down' ALEX GRAY 'The best debut I've read in a very long time' WILLIAM RYAN 'An incredibly strong and confident voice that has hit the page fully-formed' CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD, author of Distress Signals 'A perfect storm of a crime novel . . . one of the best novels in this genre' LIZ LOVES BOOKS

The Promise

A gripping thriller you won't be able to put down

Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811340

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

View: 5843

The Circle

A Novel

Author: Bernard Minier

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250045541

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8024

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Frozen Dead comes a chilling murder mystery set during the World Cup in the south of France.

Afraid

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444769517

Category: Manchester (England)

Page: 352

View: 411

When fifteen-year-old Skye's mother finally does something so shocking that it can't be hushed up, the police turn her over to the social workers - and that's when the nightmare begins. No one will let her talk to her father; the woman who is supposed to be helping her dumps her in a terrifying 'home' that's more like a jail. But she still has one friend to turn to: the sympathetic girl she's met in an internet chat room, the one who seems to have a home life as unhappy as Skye's. And Jade offers her a safe place to stay . . . Alone in Manchester, nearly penniless, Skye is willing to trust Jade. Even when it isn't Jade who turns up at the rendezvous, but a grown-up man who says he's Jade's brother . . .

Get Even

A dark thriller of murder, mystery and revenge

Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472201027

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1336

They got her man. Now she's going to get even... GET EVEN, by the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole tells the hard-hitting tale of the fearless Sharon Conway as she finally gets her shot at revenge... Sharon Conway and Lenny Scott are childhood sweethearts. Everyone says they are too young, but nothing can keep them apart. Sharon doesn't question Lenny's business dealings and it isn't long before his reputation as a hard man destined for the top means they are living the good life with their sons. But one night Lenny doesn't come home. It isn't the first time he has gone AWOL. But it is his last. He is found murdered - beaten to death in an act of brutality that shocks even the police. And Sharon never knows why. Now, twenty years later, Sharon is about to find out the truth. Such a crime cannot go unpunished. Revenge is long overdue. The time has come to... GET EVEN. If you love powerful female characters, be sure to also read Martina Cole's GOODNIGHT LADY, THE KNOW and CLOSE. These ladies are strong, resilient and vengeful...