Perfect for fans of LIES by TM Logan and THE MISSING ONES by Patricia Gibney THEY THOUGHT THE NIGHTMARE WAS OVER . . . IT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING. It was a morning just like any other: Nick drops off his son off at the school gates like he usually does. But then he has a minor collision with another car, and this sets off a chain of events that makes Nick question EVERYTHING he thought he knew. Be warned, this is not another missing child story. Nicks finds his son, and the truth is far more shocking. This thriller has twists you're not even looking for. And you'll never read a book in the same way again...
A. J. Grayson legt mit seinem Debüt einen düsteren, komplexen psychologischen Spannungsroman vor, der mit ganz besonderen Drehs aufwartet. Ein Roman um Alptraum und Realität, um dunkelste Erinnerungen und menschliche Abgründe. Ein kleiner Junge verschwindet. Am helllichten Tag wird er aus dem Botanischen Garten in San Francisco entführt. Der einzige Zeuge des Verbrechens ist Dylan, der dort eigentlich in Ruhe seine Mittagspause verbringen wollte. Die Polizei tappt im Dunkeln und so entschließt sich Dylan, auf eigene Faust nach dem Kind zu suchen. Je weiter er bei seiner Suche ins kalifornische Hinterland dringt, je näher er dem Versteck zu kommen scheint, desto verstörender und blutiger werden seine nächtlichen Alpträume. Sie zwingen Dylan dazu, sich seiner eigenen dunklen Vergangenheit zu stellen, die mit einem grausamen Doppelmord in Verbindung zu stehen scheint... Für die Leser von "Girl on the Train", "Gone Girl" und "Shutter Island"
I know everything about you And you know everything about me... except WHO I AM. Andi met Camilla at university. Instantly best friends, they shared everything together. Until their long-planned graduation celebration ends in tragedy... Years later, Andi is living a seemingly perfect life on the rugged Cornish Coast with her loving husband, happy children and dream home. Yet Andi is haunted by a secret she thought only she knew. Someone out there is bringing Andi's deepest fears to life. And she knows there's no escaping the past that has come back to haunt her... You trusted me with your secrets, you told me everything, you thought I was your best friend... but you have no idea WHO I AM. Gripping, unputdownable and packed with twists and turns from the first page to the very last, this stunning psychological thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love. Praise for Sarah Simpson: 'Dark and twisty; devious and taut ... Will keep you from sleep and in suspense!' Diane Jeffrey. 'I found myself fully hooked right from the start' Jade Gillan, NetGalley. 'A great debut novel ... Will definitely read another by this author!' Johnna Whetstone, NetGalley. 'A book to take your breath away. The layers are unpeeled slowly and deliberately and it is deep, dark and tantalising!' Grace J Reviewerlady, NetGalley. 'I love mystery books and this one kept me guessing ... Highly recommended!' Erika Estrela, NetGalley. 'Get ready, it's unlike anything you've read before. WOW!' Sherri Thacker, NetGalley. 'A really great book with some tough scenes to read. Highly recommend' Mandy White, NetGalley. 'I just had to find out what her mistake was' Michelle Russell, NetGalley. 'A tense and exciting psychological thriller ... The plot was unbelievably chilling and culminated in a nerve-racking conclusion' Joan Clapham, NetGalley. 'Congratulations on a well-crafted, emotionally challenging debut novel' Jeannette McAnderson. 'Wonderful debut psychological thriller written about a psychologist married to an abusive husband, both emotionally and physically' Annie McDonnell, NetGalley. 'A dark psychological thriller which at times feels almost too real' Claire Ross, NetGalley. 'Probably the best book I have read this year which is even more amazing for a debut novel' Breakaway Reviewers, NetGalley. 'Wow! This book certainly packed some punch! Highly recommended to lovers of the genre who enjoy character driven stories of suspense that focus on relationship dynamics' Heidi F, NetGalley. 'A steady paced thriller, eerie, unsettling, dark and gritty' Dash Fan, NetGalley. 'Opening with an intense, chilling prologue, this is a spine-chilling, gripping, well-written debut psychological thriller ... I look forward to reading more books by this author' Nicki Richards, NetGalley. 'I found myself rushing through my chores to sit back down and read this book' Janine Causley, NetGalley.
'Utterly chilling and enthralling from the first line to the last.' Karen Maitland The gripping second novel in the best-selling Cate Austin series. A clever, sophisticated, psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, S.J. Watson, B A Paris and Sophie Hannah
Somebody was watching her every move. They knew her schedule, where her daughter went to daycare… After walking out of an abusive relationship, losing her job, falling into debt, and the sudden death of her parents, Isabell Morgan thought her life was beyond repair until… She gave birth to her daughter Courtney and later found the love of her life, Erik. Together they moved to Ocean Bay Cove, a quaint small town on the east coast, and bought an affordable fixer-upper in a cozy neighborhood. Her life seemed to be finally headed in the right direction. And then… Her daughter and her fiancé went missing, without a trace…
Previously published as The Marsh King's Daughter 'Unlike anything else I've read. Haunting and unputdownable' Laura Marshall, bestselling author of Friend Request You'd recognise my mother's name if I told it to you. You'd wonder, briefly, where is she now? And didn't she have a daughter while she was missing? And whatever happened to the little girl? Helena's home is like anyone else's. With a husband and two daughters, and a job she enjoys. But no one knows the truth about her childhood. Born into captivity and brought up in an isolated cabin until she was 12, Helena was raised to be a killer by the man who kept her captive - her own father. Now he has escaped from prison, and Helena knows, instinctively, that he is coming for her. To keep her family safe she must find him, before he finds her. Even if it means returning to the darkest parts of her past. Even if she has to go home . . . __________ 'I loved this book' LEE CHILD 'Gave me chills' KARIN SLAUGHTER 'Sensational' CLARE MACKINTOSH 'You won't be able to stop turning the pages' MEGAN ABBOTT 'Mesmerising' ALEX MARWOOD 'A nail-biter' COSMOPOLITAN 'Haunting' LAURA MARSHALL, author of FRIEND REQUEST 'A knockout' SARAH HILARY 'I was absolutely gripped' GILLY MACMILLAN 'Eerie and breathtaking, terrific and terrifying' TÉA OBREHT, author of THE TIGER'S WIFE 'Thrilling' MARK EDWARDS
In this dark and compulsive series somewhere along the lines of Fatal Attraction meets Unfaithful comes a thrilling, addictively suspenseful, and haunting story that grabs the reader, and holds them captive until the very end. For fans of psychological thrillers, suspense, and the forbidden, The Bedrock Series hands us a deceptively beautiful tale. Addison Greyer has always been known for doing the right thing. Hoping to keep it that way, she fought like hell to avoid falling for the mysterious, highly successful, albeit broken man the world knows as William Hartman. But there's just something about that which is forbidden... Odds against them or not, there's something undeniable in the way he makes her feel. As the pressure mounts, Addison soon realizes the price she'll pay to keep everyone else happy. Until it becomes pretty clear that some rules were made to be broken. In the highly anticipated sequel to Bedrock, Addison learns that you can't help who you fall in love with--and it almost never happens the way you think it should. If you enjoy dark reads and mystery and suspense, you'll love Britney King's bestselling psychological thrillers. More than 100K downloads. Available in digital and print. Get to know unlikely heroine Addison Greyer before everyone else does. Series Praise: "Clever, intense and addictive." "A surprising debut. Epic storytelling full of edge- of- your- seat suspense." "Unputdownable." "Hypnotic and breathtakingly romantic." "Bold and in your face from the get-go." "A twisty and edgy page-turner. The perfect psychological thriller." "I read this novel in one sitting, captivated by the words on the page. The suspense was startling and well-done." "Dark and complex." "Exhilarating and suspenseful." "A fascinating tale of marriage, secrets, and deception." "Fast-paced and thrilling." "A cunning tale that won't let go..."
'2018's most gripping psychological thriller' Stylist One of The Guardian's best recent thrillers ----------- ALEXANDRA SOUTHWOOD HAS VANISHED . . . AND SHE KNOWS THEY WILL NEVER FIND HER . . . THIS IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER THRILLER YOU'VE READ. 'This story I have to tell is more than a collection of facts. I have no reason to paint a better or worse picture than what really happened. I've already lost everything.' Alexandra Southwood is missing. Her husband is beside himself, or at least he appears to be. She has vanished into thin air; the only traces left are her bloodied clothes by the riverside. It isn't long before the police are searching for a body. But we know that she is alive. That she is being kept somewhere far from her family. That perhaps this wife and mother wasn't quite what she seemed . . . Be warned: this isn't another missing-woman thriller. This is something far more shocking . . . If you think that Exhibit Alexandra is unlike any other thriller you've read and want other readers like you to discover this unputdownable, twisty read then leave a review below . . .
Die Dozentin Allis hat für eine Affäre alles aufs Spiel gesetzt – und verloren. Nun will sie nur noch möglichst weit weg von ihrem alten Leben und antwortet auf die Anzeige von Sigurd Bagge, der für den Sommer jemanden sucht, der ihm in Haus und Garten hilft. Wider Erwarten trifft sie jedoch nicht auf einen pflegebedürftigen Greis, sondern auf einen seltsam verschlossenen Mittvierziger, der sofort klarstellt, dass sich ihr Kontakt nur auf das Nötigste zu beschränken hat. In dem einsamen Haus am Fjord sind beide aber aufeinander angewiesen und kommen sich zwangsläufig immer näher – doch wer sich zu nahe kommt, kann nichts mehr vor dem anderen verbergen ...
One of those rare, unforgettable novels that are as chilling as they are insightful, as thought-provoking as they are terrifying, award-winning author Connie Willis's Passage is an astonishing blend of relentless suspense and cutting-edge science unlike anything you've ever read before. It is the electrifying story of a psychologist who has devoted her life to tracking death. But when she volunteers for a research project that simulates the near-death experience, she will either solve life's greatest mystery -- or fall victim to its greatest terror. At Mercy General Hospital, Dr. Joanna Lander will soon be paged -- not to save a life, but to interview a patient just back from the dead. A psychologist specializing in near-death experiences, Joanna has spent two years recording the experiences of those who have been declared clinically dead and lived to tell about it. It's research on the fringes of ordinary science, but Joanna is about to get a boost from an unexpected quarter. A new doctor has arrived at Mercy General, one with the power to give Joanna the chance to get as close to death as anyone can. A brilliant young neurologist, Dr. Richard Wright has come up with a way to manufacture the near-death experience using a psychoactive drug. Dr. Wright is convinced that the NDE is a survival mechanism and that if only doctors understood how it worked, they could someday delay the dying process, or maybe even reverse it. He can use the expertise of a psychologist of Joanna Lander's standing to lend credibility to his study. But he soon needs Joanna for more than just her reputation. When his key volunteer suddenly drops out of the study, Joanna finds herself offering to become Richard's next subject. After all, who better than she, a trained psychologist, to document the experience? Her first NDE is as fascinating as she imagined it would be -- so astounding that she knows she must go back, if only to find out why this place is so hauntingly familiar. But each time Joanna goes under, her sense of dread begins to grow, because part of her already knows why the experience is so familiar, and why she has every reason to be afraid.... And just when you think you know where she is going, Willis throws in the biggest surprise of all -- a shattering scenario that will keep you feverishly reading until the final climactic page is turned. From the Hardcover edition.
‘Thrilling, unputdownable, a fabulous rollercoaster of a read’ B A PARIS, bestselling author of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS The number 1 bestseller is back! Your sister. Her secret. The betrayal.
Als Jacob sich von seiner Mutter Sarah verabschiedet, um zu einer Strandparty zu gehen, ist alles wie immer. Am nächsten Morgen ist nichts mehr, wie es war: Jacob ist verschwunden. Vor genau sieben Jahren verschwand auch Marley an diesem Strand, der Sohn von Sarahs bester Freundin Isla. Später wurde er tot geborgen. Verzweifelt sucht Sarah nach Spuren und stößt dabei auf viele Fragen: Wo war ihr Mann in der Nacht, als Jacob verschwand? Warum sind Jacobs Klamotten in Islas Haus? Und was verschweigt der Fischer, der damals Marleys Leiche fand? Stück für Stück setzt sich ein Bild der Ereignisse zusammen, das Sarah dazu zwingt, sich endlich einer Wahrheit zu stellen, vor der sie so viele Jahre lang die Augen verschlossen hat.
‘Marvellous’ A. J. Finn ’A bold and original voice’ Clare Mackintosh ‘A brilliant thriller’ Ali Land
Wir alle kennen unsere Mütter. Oder etwa nicht? Wieder und wieder sieht Andrea Oliver das Gesicht ihrer Mutter Laura vor sich: gelöst, gutmütig, beherrscht - während sie einem Menschen das Leben nimmt. Nur knapp konnten sie beide einer grauenvollen Schießerei entkommen. Andrea will Antworten, doch stattdessen zwingt ihre Mutter sie in eine riskante Flucht. Weil sie verfolgt wird. Weil sie ein dunkles Geheimnis hat. Andrea folgt dem Befehl ihrer Mutter. Doch je weiter sich ihr die wahre Identität dieser Frau enthüllt, desto mehr entpuppt sich ihr Leben als eine Lüge. Wer ist ihre Mutter wirklich? »Karin Slaughter zählt zu den talentiertesten und stärksten Spannungsautoren der Welt.« Yrsa Sigurðardóttir »Jeder neue Thriller von Karin Slaughter ist ein Anlass zum Feiern!« Kathy Reichs »Karin Slaughter bietet weit mehr als unterhaltsamen Thrill.« SPIEGEL ONLINE über »Pretty Girls«
A brilliant debut psychological thriller by a former police psychologist. Perfect for fans of Nicci French, Tana French and S. J. Watson. A plane falls out of the sky. A woman is murdered. Four people all have something to hide. Jim is a retired police officer, and worried father. His beloved daughter has disappeared and he knows something is wrong. Tom has woken up to discover that his wife was on the plane and must break the news to their only son. Cecilia had packed up and left her family. Now she has survived a tragedy, and sees no way out. Freya is struggling to cope with the loss of her father. But as she delves into his past, she may not like what she finds. ‘Before the plane crash, after the plane crash, such a short amount of time for the world to turn on its head... ‘
WINNER - IBA Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2014 By the author of the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller and Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Lying in Wait 'Truly excellent, beautifully written ... strongly recommended' Sophie Hannah 'Compelling, clever and dark, unlike any other psychological thriller you will have read before ... you'll gobble it up in one go.' Heat Magazine 'Incredibly brilliant' Marian Keyes 'Gone Girl meets The Spinning Heart ... a great cracking read ... I couldn't put it down' Ryan Tubridy, RTÉ 'The compulsion to continue reading never wanes and most impressively the ending doesn't buckle under the weight of expectation ... a persistently satisfying read' Sunday Times 'A page-turning, one-sitting read from a brand new master of psychological suspense' Sunday Independent 'An ambitiously structured and compelling "whydunnit"' Daily Mail 'Formidable' Irish Times 'Reminiscent of The Book of Evidence' RTE Guide 'We read this in one sitting ... satisfyingly unnerving.' Woman's Way 'All I know is I stayed awake until 3am to finish it, which I haven't done with a new novel for longer than I can remember.' Irish Independent 'The best opening line you'll read all year ... and you'll keep reading' Sinead Crowley, RTE Arts Correspondent 'Her writing is stylish, the characters are vivid and the line of the story is all too real and plausible. Can't recommend it highly enough.' Rick O'Shea, 2FM 'A superb and compelling terrifying book' Sinead Desmond, TV3 'Just read a book in one sitting. Last time I managed that was about twenty years ago. The book was Liz Nugent's Unravelling Oliver' Declan Burke, CrimeAlwaysPays.ie 'A kind of Irish Mr Ripley ... Gripping, thought-provoking' Darragh McManus, arts journalist 'I read this book over a 24 hour period. I seriously could not put it down.' Writing.ie 'Magnificent ... compulsively readable ... stunning, shock and superb' Frank McGuinness 'I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her.' Liz Nugent's gripping novel of psychological suspense, Unravelling Oliver, is a complex and elegant study of the making of a sociopath in the tradition of Barbara Vine and Patricia Highsmith. Oliver Ryan is a handsome and charismatic success story. He lives in the suburbs with his wife, Alice, who illustrates his award-winning children's books and gives him her unstinting devotion. Their life together is one of enviable privilege and ease - enviable until, one evening after supper, Oliver attacks Alice and beats her into a coma. In the aftermath, as everyone tries to make sense of his astonishing act of savagery, Oliver tells his story. So do those whose paths he has crossed over five decades. What unfolds is a story of shame, envy, breath-taking deception and masterful manipulation. Only Oliver knows the lengths to which he has had to go to get the life to which he felt entitled. But even he is in for a shock when the past catches up with him. Liz Nugent has worked in Irish film, theatre and television for most of her adult life. She is an award-winning writer of radio and television drama and has written short stories for children and adults. Unravelling Oliver is her first novel. Her second novel, Lying in Wait, won her a second IBA and was both a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick.
They said your daughter ran away. But what if they were wrong? 'A twisty and tension-packed thriller' - CARA HUNTER, no.1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO HOME The most gripping, twisty psychological thriller of 2018 - for fans of IN THE DARK by Cara Hunter, NOW YOU SEE HER by Heidi Perks and THREE LITTLE LIES by Laura Marshall. ***************** MY NAME IS KATE. I volunteer at a missing persons helpline - young people who have run away from home call me and I pass on messages to their loved ones, no questions asked. I don't get many phone calls, and those I do are usually short and vague, or pranks. But today a girl named Sophie called. I'm supposed to contact her parents to let them know their child is safe. The problem is, Sophie isn't safe. AND SOPHIE IS MY DAUGHTER. ***************** 'Emma Rowley has created a nightmare scenario which is all too plausible' - RACHEL ABBOTT, author of THE SIXTH WINDOW 'A brilliant debut... Genuinely kept guessing right until the very end' - ELLE CROFT, author of THE GUILTY WIFE 'A deliciously dark & emotive debut with an extremely powerful ending' - MEL SHERRATT, author of SHE DID IT 'Kept me guessing to the final twist; creepy and addictive. My perfect type of book!' - ELIZABETH HAYNES, author of INTO THE DARKEST CORNER If you like Clare Mackintosh, Fiona Barton, Teresa Driscoll, Jenny Blackhurst, Rachel Abbott, Laura Marshall, Joy Ellis, Cara Hunter, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons or Lisa Jewell then you will be utterly gripped by this psychological thriller with a massive twist you won't see coming. WHY READERS ARE GIVING WHERE THE MISSING GO *FIVE STARS*: 'My favourite book of this year' 'BRILLIANT' 'WOW! WOW!' 'You simply do not know how this twisting turning tale will turn out' 'Amazingly gripping' 'I envy anyone who is yet to read it' 'Wow! That was intense.' 'From the very first page I was gripped' '2018 has been full of great reads for me so far, this one is added to that list for sure' 'A fantastic book written with so much sensitivity' 'I absolutely loved every twisted page' 'Heart wrenching' 'I loved this book' '10/10' 'The pace and prose flowed so clearly and masterfully' 'It's so well written it was an absolute gift to read' 'A mother's love is unlike any other and it is perfectly captured within these pages' 'You will thoroughly love this book' 'A pure delight to read' 'I was immediately intrigued with both the title & the description. The book didn't let me down' *EMMA'S NEW BOOK TELL ME EVERYTHING AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW!*
The basis for the blockbuster motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island by New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane is a gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller where nothing is quite what it seems. The New York Times calls Shutter Island, “Startlingly original.” The Washington Post raves, “Brilliantly conceived and executed.” A masterwork of suspense and surprise from the author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island carries the reader into a nightmare world of madness, mind control, and CIA Cold War paranoia and is unlike anything you’ve ever read before.