Author: Mandasue Heller
A gripping thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Run, 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?
Author: Linda Castillo
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Eine teuflische Idee - ein göttlicher Plan - eine ewige Schuld – Kate Burkholders fünfter Fall bei den Amischen Als das gleißende Scheinwerferlicht des entgegenkommenden Fahrzeugs sie blendet, bleibt ihnen nicht einmal mehr die Zeit, um zu schreien. Auf der regennassen Straße im ländlichen Ohio sterben in dieser Nacht drei Menschen. Ein amischer Vater und zwei seiner Kinder. Als Polizeichefin Kate Burkholder die Unfallstelle genauer untersucht, kommen ihr erste Zweifel: War das wirklich ein Unfall, oder steckt noch etwas anderes dahinter? “Überzeugende Charaktere, exzellenter Plot und ein haarsträubendes Finale.“ USA TODAY
Author: Harry Bingham
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
So eine Heldin hat der Spannungsroman noch nicht erlebt: verletzlich, eigensinnig, genial. Eine Drogenhure – ermordet in einer schmutzigen Wohnung. Neben ihr die geschundene Leiche ihrer kleinen Tochter. Wer begeht so ein Verbrechen? Bei der Toten wird eine Kreditkarte gefunden. Der Besitzer kam vor Monaten beim Absturz einer Privatmaschine um. Das Ganze: ein Rätsel. Die junge Polizistin DC Fiona Griffiths hat eigentlich nichts mit dem Fall zu tun, doch getrieben von einer seltsamen Unruhe, beginnt sie, auf eigene Faust zu ermitteln. Ihren Chef macht sie damit rasend, dabei weiß er noch nicht einmal, wie sehr sie am Rande der Legalität wandelt. Denn Fiona ist nicht wie andere Polizisten, sie ist anders als die meisten Menschen. Eine geniale Ermittlerin – und immer kurz vor dem finalen Absturz ...
Author: Adam Hamdy
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
John Wallace arbeitet als Journalist in Afghanistan und begleitet die britische Armee, als ein Angriff auf einen Rebellenstützpunkt schiefgeht. Mit verheerenden Konsequenzen. Wallace beschließt, die Story an die Öffentlichkeit zu bringen. Doch er ahnt nicht, wie weit die Verantwortlichen gehen würden, um die Wahrheit unter Verschluss zu halten ...
A gripping serial killer thriller
Author: Angela Marsons
The dead don't tell secrets... unless you listen. The girl's smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess. Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A 'body farm' investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work, but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next? As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer's secrets, but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim? The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons. What readers are saying about Play Dead: I read this book in one sitting, yes it really was that good: the perfect crime thriller, well plotted, great characters, suspense and the most deviant and chilling serial killer Utterly gripping and it's certainly going to be in my top reads of 2016 5 stars out of 5 plus a glass of wine (to steady my nerves, after reading such a heart-pounding crime thriller).' The Book Review Cafe 'Wow wow wow I absolutely freaking loved it and without a shadow of doubt this is the best one yet with this one being more gritty and tense. You crime book fans are seriously going to love it. If you haven't read any yet this can be read as a standalone although I would advise reading the series. It's too good not to miss... I cannot recommend this book enough it's flippin fantastic or like they say in the Black Country Supa' smashin' great read!' Chelle's book reviews 'Hooks you and reels you in. Life gets put on hold until you've finished the latest offering in her AMAZING Kim Stone series. Utterly fantastic.' Reading Room with a View 'Wow. Give me a minute while I catch my breath, because I've just finished the latest Angela Marson's book. Ingest it by any means, just make sure you do. It is a riveting, blood-tingling, pulse pounding read that will take you on the journey that will play on your mind long after you've finished reading.' Caroline-Writes 'This may well be the best thriller I have ever read. I could hardly breathe with the suspense and it was definitely a hardship to wrench myself away from the action.' Redheaded Bookworm 'I defy anyone to turn away from the page. I was glued to this book a truly gripping and ,at times, terrifying story.' Book Addict Shaun 'Can I give 6 stars? The best book I've read all year so far ÄDark, intense, spine-tingling and absolutely perfect.' The Bookshelf Blog 'A thrilling, tense and nail biting read' Best Crime Books & More 'Wow, I didn't think Angela Marsons DI Kim Stone series could get any better, but this one really has blown me away! Fast paced and tension filled, I loved every second of this rollercoaster of a ride. How soon can the next one be released? A highly recommended 5 star read.' Cal Turner Reviews 'Play Dead is fast paced, has a complex mystery, and great, well-developed characters. I did not want to put it down (so I just kept reading).' Bibliophile and avid reader
An addictive and gripping crime thriller
Author: Angela Marsons
She ruined their lives. Now they’re going to destroy hers. ‘Someone is recreating every traumatic point in your life. They are doing this to make you suffer, to make you hurt and the only possible end game can be death. Your death.’ On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found chained to a radiator. The boy is dead but the girl is alive. For Detective Kim Stone every detail of the scene mirrors her own terrifying experience with her brother Mikey, when they lived in the same tower block thirty years ago. When the bodies of a middle-aged couple are discovered in a burnt-out car, Kim can’t ignore the chilling similarity to the deaths of Erica and Keith – the only loving parents Kim had ever known. Faced with a killer who is recreating traumatic events from her past, Kim must face the brutal truth that someone wants to hurt her in the worst way possible. Desperate to stay on the case, she is forced to work with profiler Alison Lowe who has been called in to observe and monitor Kim’s behaviour. Kim has spent years catching dangerous criminals and protecting the innocent. But with a killer firmly fixed on destroying Kim, can she solve this complex case and save her own life or will she become the final victim? The heart-stopping and totally addictive new crime thriller from multi-million copy number one bestseller Angela Marsons will have you completely hooked. Read what everyone is saying about the Detective Kim Stone series: ‘Marsons for me is the QUEEN of this genre. She knows how to add the human touch to each story and I just adore her. Bloody FABULOUS.’ Postcard Reviews 'I absolutely loved it!… one of the best crime thrillers I've read in a long time, and that includes mainstream authors such as James Patterson!' Fiona's Book Reviews ‘WOW! Did I just read what I thought I read?… I felt totally gut-punched when I finished. Came back to it a day later and re-read the entire book again just to make sure I had read it correctly the first time. Had the stuffing knocked out of me all over again… Totally in awe.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘It's Angela Marsons, so five stars, 'nuff said… Gripping, intriguing, thrilling, addictive, fantastic… emotional and heart-breaking… I finished this late, sobbing my heart out… Read this book. Just do it… One of the very best detective series around.’ Deja Read, 5 stars ‘I truly don't know what to say… Somehow Angela Marsons manages smash the brilliantness of the last book and better it tenfold… A first-class read that I feel will be difficult to top... This has certainly gone onto my 2018 MUST READ list.’ ILoveReadinguk, 5 stars
A gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked
Author: Emma Tallon
A gripping serial killer thriller you won't be able to put down
Author: Caroline Mitchell
A gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked!
Author: Rachel Lynch
‘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
An absolutely gripping crime thriller
Author: Alison James
A dark, twisting thriller that will grip you to the last page
Author: Mel Sherratt
Author: Bill Beverly
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
Nichts ist für die Figuren dieses Romans erstaunlicher als der Umstand, noch am Leben zu sein. ›Dodgers‹ beginnt in einem Drogenviertel von L.A. Die Helden: der sensible East, sein schießwütiger Bruder Ty, der Gamer Michael und der dicke, clevere Walter. Nach einer Razzia müssen sie fliehen, quer durch die usa, einen Mordauftrag im Gepäck. Doch die vier Möchtegernkiller sind Teenager und noch nie aus L.A. rausgekommen. Es ist eine gefährliche Reise, bei der fast alles schiefgeht, ermöglicht von einem Gangster, der einem der Jungen eine Zukunft geben will.
a breathtaking thriller that will have you hooked from the first page
Author: S.B. Caves
'This explosive debut reels you in from the first page and never lets up. Sinister, unsettling and gripping.' The Sun A heart-stopping, gripping thriller for fans of C. L. Taylor, Karin Slaughter and Linwood Barclay On the tenth anniversary of her daughter Autumn's abduction, Francine receives an anonymous note containing just five words: I KNOW WHERE SHE IS When a young woman approaches her the next day claiming to have sent the letter Francine wants to dismiss it as a cruel, twisted joke. But the stranger knows things that only Autumn would know. It soon becomes clear that Francine must go to dark places in order to learn the truth about her child’s kidnapping. She will discover that danger comes from unexpected sources. She will do things she never imagined herself capable of. But will Francine get her daughter back – or is it too late? Praise for I Know Where She Is 'This explosive debut reels you in from the first page and never lets up. Sinister, unsettling and gripping.The Sun 'Ebook of the Week' ‘A clever, fast paced and gripping thriller, brought to life by a truly outstanding lead character.’ The Chestnut Reading Tree ‘An excellent roller coaster of emotions with some great twists and turns. Five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘A fast paced, dark, gritty thriller, that will hook you from the first page.’ Whispering Stories ‘A thriller of the highest order.’ The Writing Greyhound ‘Fantastic story full of unexpected twists and turns.’ Turn The Page ‘This book is dark, and delicious. I loved it.’ Rachel Dove ‘A compulsive read... plot twists that leave you breathless.’ Reader review ‘Had me hooked from the first page and I didn't want to put it down.’ Reader review ‘Gripping and twisty throughout, kept me gripped from the word go. An absolute must read! Definitely one of the best books of it's genre that I have read this year.’ Reader review ‘This novel's starts with a bang and doesn't let up from there. It is a hard-hitting, fast-paced novel, that will have you guessing what is going to happen next.’ Reader review ‘One of the most gripping books that I have read in a long time.’ Reader review ‘I decided to start this last night and finally finished at 3am! I could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Fantastic read could not put this down :) Would recommend’ 4* Reader review
A gripping thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat
Author: Casey Kelleher
‘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
A gripping crime thriller packed with mystery and suspense
Author: Dylan Young
Author: Jane Robins
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
Auf den ersten Blick sind Felix und Tilda das perfekte Paar: jung, verliebt und vermögend. Er ist Banker und sie Schauspielerin. Doch hinter der Fassade scheint einiges nicht zu stimmen. Callie, ihre Zwillingsschwester, beobachtet, wie sich Tilda immer stärker verändert: Sie isst kaum noch, lehnt Aufträge ab und verkriecht sich in ihrer Wohnung. Spritzen liegen in ihrem Bad. Besorgt wendet sich Callie an eine Gruppe im Internet, in der sich Opfer von Missbrauch treffen. Dann beginnen die Dinge aus dem Ruder zu laufen: Eine Frau aus der Gruppe wird ermordet. Und Felix stirbt auch – oder wurde er gleichfalls getötet? Ein packender Thriller über zwei sehr unterschiedliche Schwestern.
A gripping, twisty thriller from the queen of gritty crime fiction
Author: June Hampson
Publisher: Hachette UK
'As good as Martina Cole and Jessie Keane' Amazon review IN A MAN'S WORLD, IT'S EVERY WOMAN FOR HERSELF. Daisy Lane runs the family's cafe with her husband Kenny's older brother Eddie. While Kenny serves time in jail for robbery, Daisy looks out for pretty 16-year-old Suze and, with escort Vera in tow, the three women form a strong and lasting bond. The Lane brothers suffered a violent childhood, but Eddie took the brunt of the beatings. He has grown into a handsome, resourceful man - but also a villain with a vicious streak that leads him to commit acts of terrifying violence to get his way. But hard man Eddie has an Achilles heel - Daisy. She resists him, but when her visits to Kenny in jail become more and more difficult, it is Eddie she turns to for support. When Eddie pulls a racket too far, venturing into the patch of a villain who is even harder and more territorial than he is, Daisy discovers the hard way she can trust nobody. Even the man she loves the most . . . If you like books by Jessie Keane, Kimberley Chambers and Martina Cole, you'll love Trust Nobody: the first novel in the Daisy Lane thriller series. Why readers love June Hampson's thrillers: 'A cracking story' - THE BOOKSELLER 'A great alternative to Martina Cole' - Amazon reviewer 'If you like gritty, hard hitting drama then I would highly recommend this' - Amazon reviewer 'This book is an emotional rollercoaster full of grit, violence, sadness, warmth, emotion and love' - Goodreads reviewer
A Shocking, Gritty Thriller That Will Hook You from the First Page
Author: Casey Kelleher
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 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
Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
Tanya Kaitlin freut sich auf einen entspannten Abend. Plötzlich klingelt ihr Handy, ein Videoanruf von ihrer besten Freundin. Tanya nimmt den Anruf an und der Alptraum beginnt: Ihre Freundin ist gefesselt und geknebelt. Tanya hat eine Chance, die Freundin zu retten, hört sie von einer tiefen, unheimlichen Stimme. Sie muss nur zwei Fragen richtig beantworten. Sie scheitert - und ihre Freundin wird vor ihren Augen brutal ermordet. Profiler Robert Hunter und sein Partner Garcia haben einen neuen Fall: ein Serienmörder, der seinen Opfern in den sozialen Medien auflauert. Er studiert ihre Fehler und nutzt sie für sein perfides Spiel. Und das hat gerade erst begonnen ...
Author: Malcolm MacKay
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
»Es ist schwer, einen Mann gut zu töten. Leute, die es machen, wissen das. Leute, die es schlecht machen, finden es heraus. Auf die harte Tour. Und die harte Tour hat Folgen.« Malcolm Mackay: der neue Kult-Bestsellerautor aus Schottland mit absolut unverwechselbarem Sound. Calum MacLean lebt allein in seiner Wohnung in Glasgow. Das Telefon klingelt. Eine belanglose Unterhaltung. Aber dahinter steckt ein Jobangebot. Wenn man die Zeichen zu deuten weiß. Er ist Experte. Einzelgänger. Hat einen guten Ruf bei denen, die zählen in Glasgow. Ein Treffen in einem Club. Ein Auftrag. Ein Ziel: Lewis Winter. Fesselnd, atmosphärisch, cool: Mackay zieht uns in eine dunkle Welt, in der es Regeln gibt. Sie nicht zu kennen, ist tödlich. »Die bedeutendste neue Stimme in der schottischen Spannung! Authentisch, stilsicher, ein moderner Raymond Chandler.“ Scotsman »Ein eindrucksvoll originelles Debüt, das turmhoch aus dem üblichen Einerlei herausragt. Man kann es nicht aus der Hand legen.« The Observer »Mackay erschafft Figuren, die so lebendig wirken, dass man lange nach Ende der Lektüre über sie nachdenkt. Ein bemerkenswertes Buch. Der neue Star!« Daily Mail