The Murderer's Son
Author: Richard Haley
Hired to find a missing person by a woman called Jane Kennedy, private investigator Frank Crane finds his case connecting with the savage murder of a young man in Woking, Surrey, months earlier. Eventually the two find themselves on the run from a dangerous killer.
Next to Die
Author: T.J. Brearton
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 Third Victim
Author: Phillip Margolin
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Escaping from a kidnapping that has left two other women dead, the burned and battered "third victim" identifies hotshot local attorney Alex Mason as the culprit. With physical evidence and a damning statement from Mason's wife, the case appears virtually solved. What complicates things: Mason's brilliant defense attorney, Regina Barrister, is carrying around a deep, dark secret, and second-in-command Robin Lockwood is bothered by her boss's erratic behavior and aspects of the case that don't make sense.
While DI Nikki Galena tries fulfill her father's dying request to "find Eve", a dead drug dealer is found in an abandoned airfield that locals say is haunted. The trail of both mysteries lead to a shocking discovery that puts Nikki and her team in mortal danger.
The Stolen Girls
Author: Patricia Gibney
The Missing Ones
Author: Patricia Gibney
Author: Monty Marsden
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
The search for a missing child reveals she is not the only one... A gripping serial killer thriller for fans of Angela Marsons and Jeffrey Deaver. In a little village in Lombardy, it's a cold November morning when Ami steps out of her house to go to school... and never comes back. As soon as her father raises the alarm, a frantic search begins. The investigation is led by Police Commissioner Sensi. His men immediately find a trail to follow, but it soon proves to lead nowhere. Three months later, Police Commissioner Sensi decides to visit Dr Claps, an old friend and a renowned criminologist, who guesses from his first few words the real reason for the visit. It's not just about Ami; she's not the only little girl to have disappeared. What people are saying about MISSING: 'A brilliant gripping book I couldn't put down. It's going to be frustrating to wait for the next one!' 'Full of twists and turns, red herrings and an ending I never guessed' 'Kept me reading to the small hours, very enjoyable' 'I am not sure I am sufficiently experienced at reviewing to actually do this book justice, it was brilliant'
The young woman in the barn had been kept captive for some time. And the case shows strong similarities to an unsolved murder in Derbyshire. When another woman is found alive with similar injuries the case grows even more complicated. At the same time, the Fenland police have received intelligence that the ruthless criminal Freddy Carver plans to make Greenborough the hub for his new enterprise. DI Nikki Galena is desperate to track down Freddie Carver and make sure that he does not put down roots in the Fens, but finding him is not easy. And what's his connection to the kidnapped girls? And who is the woman being held captive in a remote location? DI Nikki Galena must rally her team of detectives, while facing a traitor on the inside, as Nikki races against time to save more than one victim, including someone she care deeply about.
A serial killer stalks the streets of Rome... A gripping debut crime novel and the first in a groundbreaking series, from a new star in British crime fiction. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin.
The First One to Die
Author: Victoria Jenkins
Author: La Mont A. Jerrett
A team of LAPD detectives is trying to find a killer whose victims all had their internal organs removed and their bodies dumped around Los Angeles.
The Third Victim
Author: Lisa Gardner
The past isn't over.... An unspeakable act has ripped apart the idyllic town of Bakersville, Oregon, and its once-peaceful residents are demanding quick justice. But though a boy has confessed to the horrific crime, evidence shows he may not be guilty. Officer Rainie Conner, leading her first homicide investigation, stands at the center of the controversy. It's hitting too close to home, bringing back her worst nightmares, threatening to expose her secret sins. But with the boy's life at stake, she won't let anything stop her from finding the real killer. With the help of FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, Rainie comes closer to a deadly truth than she can imagine. Because out there in the shadows a man watches her and plots his next move. He knows her secrets. He kills for sport. He's already brought death to Bakersville and forever shattered the community. But what he has really come for is Rainie -- and he won't leave until he has destroyed her.... From the Paperback edition.
A gripping new detective series from a best-selling crime writer A woman is found dead by a canal . . . why have her eyes have been viciously poked out? Detective Stephen Greco has just started a new job at Oldston CID and now he faces a series of murders with seemingly no connection but the brutal disfigurement of the victims. Greco's team is falling apart under the pressure and he doesn't know who he can trust. Then they discover a link to a local drug dealer, but maybe it's not all that it seems. Can Greco get control of his chaotic team and stop the murders? If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer. DARK MURDER is the first book in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.I. Greco. Stephen Greco has moved to Oldston after his wife divorced him. He doesn't like the place much but he wants to stay close to their daughter, Matilda. He is a meticulous policeman with a touch of O.C.D. Easy to admire, but sometimes difficult to like. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE BEST-SELLING CALLADINE & BAYLISS SERIES which first introduced D.I. Greco DEAD WRONG, book one featuring Detectives Bayliss and Calladine is available now! "A bag of severed fingers is found in the playground by a rough housing estate. DEAD SILENT book two in the series. A body is found in a car crash, but the victim was already dead . . . Police partners D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to catch a vicious serial killer. DEAD LIST book three An unlikely killer with a bucket list of victims . . . This book is the first to introduce D.I Greco
"A skeleton is found in a shallow grave in the churchyard. But this was not an official burial, the victim was murdered decades ago. At the same time DI Nikki Galena and her team are investigating the brutal slaying of a local business woman, Madeline Prospero. She was a member of an exclusive and secretive drinking club called The Brair Patch. But they’ve got no suspects and no one is telling them the truth. Meanwhile, the buried skeleton leads them on a trail to the village of Quintin Eaudyke. This is a troubled place. In the late seventies and eighties a reign of terror and abuse wa unleashed on the close knit population. When other women from The Briar Patch come under threat, Nikki faces a race against time to stop more murders."--Author's website.
Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Camille Verhoeven, whose diminutive stature belies his fierce intensity, has reached an unusually content (for him) place in life. he is respected by his colleagues and he and his lovely wife, Irene, are expecting their first child. But when a new murder case hits his desk--a double torture-homicide that's so extreme that even the most seasoned officers are horrified-Verhoeven is overcome with a sense of foreboding. As links emerge between the bloody set-piece and at least one past unsolved murder, it becomes clear that a calculating serial killer is at work. The press has a field day, taking particular pleasure in putting Verhoeven under the media spotlight (and revealing uncomfortable details of his personal life). Then Verhoeven makes a breakthrough discovery: the murders are modeled after the exploits of serial killers from classic works of crime fiction. The double murder was an exquisitely detailed replication of a scene from Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, and one of the linked cold cases was a faithful homage to James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia. The media circus reaches a fever pitch when the modus operandi of the killer, dubbed "The Novelist," is revealed. Worse, the Novelist has taken to writing taunting letters to the police, emphasizing that he will stop leaving any clues behind unless Verhoeven remains on the case. For reasons known only to the killer, the case has become personal. With more literature--inspired murders surfacing, Verhoeven enlists the help of an eccentric bookseller and a professor specializing in crime fiction to try to anticipate his adversary's next move. Then Irene is kidnapped. With time running out, Verhoeven realizes that all along he's been the unwitting dupe in The Novelist's plans to create an original work of his own. Now, the only person in the world the commandant truly cares for is in danger, and a happy ending seems less and less likely as it becomes clear that the winner of this deadly game may be the man with the least to lose.