Bobbi caught a glimpse of the car, saw the blood splashed across the front seats, and felt the nausea rise up. It should have been her who was working last night, not Harriet. It should have been her. When a social worker is brutally murdered, Detectives Mike Nelson and Lena Overton are straight on the scene. But with a long list of potential suspects, can they work out who’s next before the killer strikes again? It’s Lake Haven’s first murder in eighteen years, and the community is terrified – especially Bobbi, who was not only supposed to be on duty that night, but also has the same long dark hair as Harriet and drives the same blue car. Now Bobbi lives in constant fear that the murderer will be back for her… When Mike and Lena make a link to a missing-persons case and uncover a wide-spread grudge against social services, they know they’re close to uncovering the killer – but can they connect the last few dots and stop him before he takes another victim? An addictive, page-turning thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end. If you love Robert Dugoni, John Sandford or Karin Slaughter, Next to Die is for you. Read what everyone is saying about Next to Die: ‘Wow, what an opening… dragged me screaming and kicking right into the storyline… A whole host of potential suspects and a minefield of clues made for a tense and bumpy ride in this gritty crime thriller… It kept me guessing right up until the end!… A gripping and compelling read.’ Chapter in My Life, 4 stars ‘Woah! What a brilliant opening to this story… dark and full on… It just pulls the reader straight in and then you’re trapped till you’ve finished… A bloody brilliant story with an action-packed, explosive ending that will make your jaw drop… I did not expect the outcome at all, a true shocker… I would highly recommend Next to Die to you all!’ Between the Pages Book Club, 4 stars ‘This is a brilliant book… It is a very dark thriller that I really enjoyed. A real page turner with an exciting plot. Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars ‘This book is brilliant, you have to read it… I loved it and read it in one sitting because I had to know what was going to happen next… A brilliant read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A gripping story with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. Would definitely recommend this one!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 4 stars ‘This is my first book from this author, and it won't be my last. Next to Die is a gripping thriller. It had me on the edge of my seat, constantly guessing what's going to happen next. I would recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars ‘Excellent book… Totally gripped me from start to finish… I was not expecting the ending at all. Read past my bedtime to finish this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘An exciting thriller… The characters are very believable and the story has some twists and turns that leave you in the dark about who the killer is until the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars ‘Great book. Brilliant storyline and excellent main characters. I would not hesitate to recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Many twists and turns and theories abounded in this book. It was like peeling away layers and kept me reading and reading more… I really enjoyed this book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars ‘Twisty plot and almost a surfeit of suspects… Next to Die is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars ‘A well written puzzle of a mystery that will have you questioning exactly what is happening and who is the real bad guy.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars ‘This is my second read by this author, and I am really becoming a fan… Well written – solid crime novel.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars
THE SERIES WITH OVER 1.5 MILLION DOWNLOADS and 17,000+ REVIEWS New York Times & USA Today Bestselling McRyan Mystery Series ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME - Omnibus Edition 3 Book Box Set (Books 1-3). Award winning author, Roger Stelljes, delivers three mysteries (FIRST CASE - prequel novella, THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY, and DEADLY STILLWATER). Stelljes' vivid characters, his gift for gritty and behind the scenes dialogue, as well as his uncanny sense of place and time, will put you in the middle of the action allowing you to feel the desperation of Mac McRyan and his fellow detectives. To receive a free copy of a McRyan Mystery Series spin-off episode as soon as it is published enter your email address at www.RogerStelljes.com FIRST CASE - (12 chapter novella) the prequel to the McRyan Mystery Series. An emotionally charged investigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac McRyan will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his FIRST CASE. THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY - A complex murder investigation with repercussions far beyond an ordinary serial killer case - national and political security concerns lie at the root of this tangled, fast-paced gritty crime novel. Merit Award Winner for Commercial Fiction for the Midwest Independent Publishers (MIPA) Book Awards and a Minnesota Book Awards Nominee. DEADLY STILLWATER - A complicated brazen daytime kidnapping is just the beginning in a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department. From the searing streets of St. Paul to the murky waters of the St. Croix River, Deadly Stillwater is a book you won't be able to put down until its last gripping minute. Midwest Book Awards Winner - Genre Fiction for the Midwest Independent Publishers (MIPA) Book Awards. Vince Flynn described Roger Stelljes as "A powerful new thriller voice." Fans of mysteries, thrillers and suspense will enjoy these fast-moving stories of murder, greed, and treason, the cast of colorful characters, and its setting in and around historic St. Paul, Minnesota. MCRYAN MYSTERY SERIES: FIRST CASE: Murder Alley (novella) THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY - USA Today Bestseller DEADLY STILLWATER FIRST DEADLY CONSPIRACY - Books 1-3 Box set - New York Times & USA Today Bestseller ELECTING TO MURDER FATALLY BOUND - USA Today Bestseller BLOOD SILENCE - USA Today Bestseller NEXT GIRL ON THE LIST - New release!
One of the best serial killer thriller books full of twists and turns
Author: Diane May
Publisher: Diane May
EVO If you run, it catches you. If you hide, it finds you. If you breathe, it may kill you. NO ONE can escape it. An explosive debut thriller that will keep you enthralled until the very last page. Livio Marchiori, a legendary homicide detective with the highest rate of solved cases in Verona, Italy, is faced with The Hypnotist, a serial killer whose modus operandi borders the supernatural and who is as elusive as a ghost. The dead bodies start piling up, the media are putting a lot of pressure on the police, and the mayor himself makes it clear he wants The Hypnotist off the streets and he wants it done yesterday. But all of the clues Marchiori finds seem to take him nowhere and the few leads he manages to unearth prove nothing but dead-ends. Then The Hypnotist gets personal. He threatens to kill the chief medical examiner, the woman Marchiori is in love with, next. So when Captain Victor Miller from Interpol walks into town, Marchiori is more than happy to partner again with the man who two years ago helped him put an entire mafia clan behind bars. But Miller has his own agenda and an even more dangerous fish to fry. He has proof that a secret medical research lab in Verona is about to launch a biological terrorist attack. And just when Marchiori thinks the situation can’t get any worse than this, he finds out that Miller isn’t who he claims to be. Feeling at the end of his tether and not knowing who to trust anymore, Marchiori begins a race against time to save both the woman he loves and millions of people from dying. EVO is a compelling, gripping page-turner with a breathtaking twist that will keep you awake until the first light of dawn. "He stripped down, threw his clothes in the blue hamper behind the door, and got in the shower. He turned his body away from the faucet and placed his hands on the wall, letting the hot water beat down his back. Doing this usually relaxed him, but now it somehow amplified this weird restlessness, this foreboding feeling he couldn’t shake off. Annoyed at himself, he quickly washed his body, turned off the faucet and reached for the brown towel on the hook. A heavy silence filled his apartment. A few drops of water from the shower head splashed onto the ceramic tiles below, the sound deafening to his ears. His heart started beating faster. All of a sudden he wanted to hear human voices, his neighbours yelling at each other, their baby crying, anything but this dead silence and the rhythmic tapping of the water drops. An icy shiver rippled down his spine and his body started shaking. Unseen walls were sliding down around him, trapping him. Suffocating him."
The case was closed. Until people started dying... The unputdownable first DI Ridpath crime thriller from bestseller MJ Lee A killer in total control. A detective on the edge. A mystery that HAS to be solved. DI Thomas Ridpath was on the up in the Manchester CID: a promising young detective whose first case involved capturing a notorious serial killer. But ten years later he’s recovering from a serious illness and on the brink of being forced out of the police. Then people start dying: tortured, murdered, in an uncanny echo of Ridpath’s first case. As the investigation intensifies, old bodies go missing, records can’t be found and the murder count grows. Caught in a turf war between the police and the coroner’s office, digging up skeletons some would rather forget, Ridpath is caught in a race against time: a race to save his career, his marriage... And lives. When a detective goes missing everything is on the line. Can Ridpath close the case and save his colleague? WHERE THE TRUTH LIES is a nail-biting crime thriller, full of breathtaking twists and turns in this fast-paced and extraordinarily original novel. Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Faith Martin
As she opened her eyes and took in her surroundings, a feeling of terror ran through her weakened body. She knew exactly where she was. And she knew exactly what was about to happen to her… When Ella Tate stumbles into Black Rock Falls, her exhausted and bloodied body is a terrifying sight, but not as frightening as the story she has to tell. Ambushed on their way into town when they stopped to help a man by the side of the road, Ella and her friend Sky ran when he pulled a knife on them. But only one of them got away. As Detective Jenna Alton investigates the case, she looks into the history of missing persons in the town, and uncovers more cases – all young people. All stopped on the same stretch of road into town. All vanished without a trace. When a distinctive pink sweater belonging to Sky turns up in Black Rock Falls, Jenna follows the trail to a derelict building on the outskirts of town. But she isn’t prepared for what lies behind those doors. Can she stop the killer before more lives are lost? If you like Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott you’ll love this nail-biting thriller from D.K. Hood. **Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone** What people are saying about Where Angels Fear: ‘Absolutely beyond brilliant!!!... A definite must read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Fast paced and addictive!... The storyline twisted and turned, throwing red herrings out at every opportunity… I read this book so fast I’m sure there was smoke coming from the pages! It had me completely hooked.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘A fast moving thrill ride of a book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Keeps you guessing till the end. Highly recommend this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This series just keeps getting better… This mystery is full of twists and surprises. Each reveal is more shocking than the last… I can’t wait to see what comes next.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘It is no surprise at just how good this novel really is… The pace seemed very fast but all the boxes were checked. It had action and mystery to solve, missing persons and one of the most gruesome storylines imaginable. What a wonderful book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I read this in one day… Brilliant plot that keeps you guessing… I love the setting too.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This book is brilliant! I am so glad I picked it as I hadn’t tried this author before… Couldn’t put it down until I’d finished.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars What people are saying about D.K. Hood: ‘Wow!!! I read this book in one sitting… gripping… I was swept away.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!... From literally the first page you’re hooked and gripped!! Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. I just couldn’t put it down… My new all time favourite author!!... I just wish I could’ve given it more than five stars!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow, this book was amazing… totally thrilling and had me hanging on to every word… Leaves you wanting more… Well worth 5 stars, in fact I wish I could give it more.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars ‘GO AND READ THIS BOOK!’ Loving Life Everyday ‘I absolutely love D.K. Hood… An amazing author!!... A book that I absolutely devoured!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Oh my flipping goodness!!... kept me guessing until the very last page… I cannot fault this book at all.’ The Writing Garnet ‘I did not want this book to end! But it was so good that I was reading faster and faster!’ Musings of a Tired Mummy ‘I was riveted. And I simply had to know how it would all end. I’d read the author again in a heartbeat!’ Goodreads reviewer
Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. Above her on dry land, the nightmare was just beginning. When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child. The remains are quickly identified as seven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news twenty-six years ago. As Erika tries to piece together new evidence with the old, she must dig deeper and find out more about the fractured Collins family and the original detective, Amanda Baker. A woman plagued by her failure to find Jessica. Erika soon realises this is going to be one of the most complex and demanding cases she has ever taken on. Is the suspect someone close to home? Someone is keeping secrets. Someone who doesn't want this case solved. And they'll do anything to stop Erika from finding the truth.