Desperate to reach England, a bedraggled immigrant clings precariously beneath a couple’s motor home as they cross the Channel. Once holidaymakers Bob and Anne overcome their shock at his discovery and their initial reservations, they welcome the friendly stranger into their home in defiance of the law.
But their trust is stretched to the limit when the police accuse the smiling twenty-three-year-old of a gruesome murder. Could this man from six thousand miles away be guilty? Or is the real killer still out there?
Former national newspaper journalist Tony Bassett tells how Anne turns detective, battling against a mountain of circumstantial evidence and police bungling to discover the truth.
This gripping first novel concerning a death in a remote Kentish country cottage is packed with mystery, suspense and occasional touches of humour.
World-renowned scientist and Nobel laureate, Sir Francis MacLeod, is about to make a startling revelation - a revelation that would challenge everything scientists have thought about DNA - when he suddenly collapses. What happens next is a bizarre chain of events that puts science and religion on a collision course and spurs an international murder investigation. Set in Cambridge in the mid-2020s, The Resurrection is a fast-paced mystery thriller that exposes the inner workings of the Catholic Church, corruption within the pharmaceutical industry and proposes answers to some of mankind's most profound questions.
Haley Sullivan has never been one to play the villain, but after learning who is blackmailing Drenaline Surf, that's exactly what she's asked to do. After alienating her friends and moving into Colby Taylor's house, she embraces the role of the prime suspect, hoping the real blackmailer will relax and slip up.
Keeping up her cover is tough, though, as dark secrets come into light and battle lines are drawn among friends. And the Brooks brothers? That's another matter of tangled heart strings all on its own.
In this final installment of the Drenaline Surf series, skeletons are unearthed, relationships are shattered, and lives are changed. The Drenaline Surf family will quickly learn exactly what 'family' means, and more so, who is and isn't part of that family.
Sometimes dead is better....When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son -- and now an idyllic home. As a family, they've got it all...right down to the friendly cat. But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth -- more terrifying than death itself...and hideously more powerful.
Promising to be the debut novel of the season The Silent Patientis a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive…
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him.... Continue Reading
So I didn't get as much reading done in February mostly because I got some writing done instead. Without further ado my favorite of the month was...
Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.
When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancerian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.
Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.
But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac? Continue Reading
Summer rages on in Crescent Cove, but Haley Sullivan can't seem to rescue Drenaline Surf's sinking reputation. Surfers are kicked out of events. A.J.'s criminal record is leaked. Plans for a second Drenaline Surf store are foiled.
With Vin's recent departure and Colby's dirty laundry displayed on the world's largest clothes line, Haley is barely hanging on. The team is desperate to save the store and Shark's legacy in the surf community, but someone is making waves to stop them and doesn't care who goes down with the ship.
The only sanity Haley has left is Topher Brooks, her ex-boyfriend's younger brother. While the tabloids pick apart their relationship, she struggles to hang on to the one thing that feels real to her, but surf world drama and matters of the heart are two entirely different things. If the blackmailer doesn't bring her down first, her feelings for the Brooks brothers just might.
For Pippa Turner there’s only one place to go when her life self-destructs on national TV—home to Ghost Falls, and her heavily perfumed, overly dramatic, but supremely loving grandmother, Philomene. If anyone will understand how Pippa’s hit makeover show was sabotaged by her vengeful ex, it’s Phi. But she’s not the only one who’s happy to see her—and Pippa can’t help but wonder if Matt Evans, her gorgeous high-school crush turned Phi’s contractor, is game for a steamy close-up…
Matt owes his whole career to Phi and her constant demands to embellish the gothically ridiculous house he built for her. Getting to see red-headed, red-hot Pippa is a bonus, especially now that she’s no longer the troublesome teenager he remembers. He’s willing to stay behind the scenes while she gives her own life a much-needed makeover, but not forever. As far as he’s concerned, their connection is too electric to ignore. And the chance to build something lasting between them—before she can high-tail it back to Hollywood—is going to the top of his to-do list…
Okay, so I took a break from writing in January to brainstorm for my new writing project. Which in turn means I got a lot of reading done. I didn't do good a job of reviewing but I'm working on that too. Let's say January was just a practice round for the new year because it sucked! Anyway, my favorite book of January is...
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