The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die.
When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping.
And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.
Seemingly outwitted at every turn, as they uncover a trail of bodies, Stone realises that these ruthless killers might be the most deadly she has ever faced. And that their chances of bringing the girls home alive, are getting smaller by the hour…
Untangling a dark web of secrets from the families’ past might hold the key to solving this case. But can Kim stay alive long enough to do so? Or will someone’s child pay the ultimate price?
The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons.Continue reading →
A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives.
But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity—that she, in fact, is Lydia—their world comes crashing down once again.
As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past—what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?
Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just 3 years old. She was never found.
Thirty years on, Elaine Ellis is carrying her mother’s ashes back to Hallow’s End to scatter them in the place that she once called home. Elaine has never been there, but it’s the only place Jean talked about while she was growing up – so it seems as good a place as any.
As Elaine settles into her holiday cottage in the peaceful Devonshire village, she gets to know the locals; family she never knew she had, eccentric and old-fashioned gentry, and new friends where she would least expect them. But she is intrigued by the tale of the missing girl that the village still carries at its heart, and which somehow continues to overshadow them all. Little does she know how much more involved in the mystery she will become…
A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
A compulsively readable, emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller that draws comparisons to Gone Girl, The Silent Wife, or Before I Go to Sleep, this is an electrifying debut embraced by readers across markets and categories.
These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren’t made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.
It’s nearly time for Spooky Reads Week – have you made your selections yet? If you missed the first post and would like to get involved, you can read more about it here. Let me know if you’d like to sign up, I’d love for you to take part! (Or feel free to just join in!)
So here’s a quick re-cap of the few loose rules:
Books can be thrillers, fantasy, gothic, paranormal etc – anything a bit magical or mystical or scary. (So you can totally bend this to suit you!)
If tweeting, please use the hashtag #SpookyReadsWeek so I can keep track and help RT etc.
For blog posts etc, I have created the below graphics. Use whichever you like, I simply ask you link back to this post.
Giveaway prizes are still being confirmed, so I’ll get up a link to that ASAP. Winner will be announced on Monday November 3rd.
I’ll be posting what I’m reading plus a few reviews and guest posts throughout the week, and I’m excited to be reading some books that are a little different from my norm! I hope every one can have some fun with it 🙂
While I’ve been getting seriously into the Christmas spirit already, what with all the amazing Christmas book releases at the moment, I don’t want to miss the fact we’ve got another holiday coming up first at the end of this month – Halloween!
I’ve always loved a bit of fantasy, but have definitely been focused a lot more on standard romance lately, so it only seems right to at least dedicate Halloween week to reading and reviewing some ‘spooky reads,’ and I love for you to join me!
I use the term ‘Spooky’ loosely; as the idea encompasses a few different options: Fantasy, Thriller, Paranormal, Gothic…anything a bit magical or with a bit of a scare factor etc…You get the idea 🙂 Continue reading →