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By Bob Leuci. 1999
In the most vicious precinct in Brooklyn, a female detective wages war on corruption In the New York Police Department,… Monty Adams is the prince of pain. An Old Testament officer, he believes that God is wrathful, and that the police are the Lord’s favorite weapon. The toughest cop in South Brooklyn, Adams isn’t above bending the laws to suit his own personal sense of justice. So when his partner’s nephew is snatched off the streets of Red Hook and molested, Monty doesn’t bother making an arrest. On a snowy night in the dead of winter, he kicks the man’s door down—and takes vengeance himself. That’s the way things are in the Brooklyn South Command Office, and it’s up to Marjorie Butera to make a change. A crusading female cop in a department that prizes brutal secrecy over the truth, she sets her sights on the worst the borough has to offer: the men, like Adams, who never hesitate to take the law into their own hands.
By Joanna Hines. 2004
An art conservator heads back to Florence, to solve the mystery of a painting and a crime that still haunts… herIn 1966, when Florence's Arno River unleashed its worst flood in four hundred years, killing people and destroying much of the city, the teenage Kate Holland felt compelled to act. She became one of the "angels of the flood," helping to restore Florence, and in the process she fell in love with the city--as well as with David, one of her fellow volunteers. She also forged a transformative friendship with a local girl, Francesca. But a shattering accident left Francesca dead and forced Kate to return to England. Now a successful art conservator, Kate is plunged back into her Florentine past. David turns up at one of her lectures, and she confides to him that an anonymous dealer has been sending her some unsettling paintings. The works have been altered in ways that suggest a message for Kate specifically. For instance, a female figure is overpainted with blood that echoes Francesca's fatal injury. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, Kate and David set off for Italy. Francesca's family had dark secrets, and their power lingers. Are the signals in the paintings a trap, or a cry for help?
By Nancy Herndon. 1999
In this Elena Jarvis mystery, a student at Herbert Hobart University has been murdered. Unfortunately for investigators, Graham Fullerton had… made a lot of enemies in his short life--mostly female ones. Graham's love-them-and-leave-them attitude made him the most hated man on campus--and it's up to Dr. Jarvis to sort out the scores of jilted lovers. But nothing is ever that simple for Elena Jarvis: someone is after her too?
By Gregg Olsen. 2020
One bath wall is a mural of a brilliant-yellow sunflower. The theme carries over to the shower curtains, but the… yellow vinyl is spattered with red blotches. Propped against the mirror is a South Kitsap High School photo of a teenaged girl. Detective Megan Carpenter is no stranger to horrifying crime scenes, but when she arrives at the home of a woman whose body has been brutalized, Megan is shocked to discover that she knows the victim. Monique Delmont helped Megan when she was in danger years ago. And the killer has left a disturbing calling card… two laminated photographs of a sixteen-year-old high school girl – Megan. Someone is taunting her in the worst way possible and Megan is convinced she knows who is responsible. She just has to find him. With the help of her new partner, Deputy Ronnie Marsh, Megan begins to unravel the clues that will lead them to the killer including links to three female murder cases from nearly twenty years ago – one of which was Monique&’s daughter. But to protect those closest to her, Megan must continue to hide the dark truth of her past, even if that means lying to her team about her connection to Monique. When two photographs of a teenage Megan are found at her boyfriend&’s place in Snow Creek, she knows the killer is circling and ready to strike again. Can she get to him before he finds her? And will she pay the ultimate price for trying to keep her terrifying past buried? An addictive edge-of-your-seat crime thriller from the Number One, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon Chart bestselling author. Read what everyone is saying about Dark Falls: &‘Dark Falls is book three in the Detective Megan Carpenter series and in my opinion the best one yet. Megan is a strong, no nonsense woman. I definitely wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of her! … Dark Falls is a disturbing story that will make you hold your breath and I kept thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. Gregg Olsen has excelled himself with this book.&’ NetGalley reviewer, ????? &‘This outing just grabbed me and carried me right through to the end in just a few hours. I could not put it down. The plot, the characters, Megan...the whole story was excellent.&’ Goodreads Reviewer ????? &‘This is a series that&’s getting more and more compulsive with each book …I found it impossible to put down …Highly recommended and a five star read I loved every page…&’ Goodreads Reviewer ????? Readers love the Detective Megan Carpenter series: OMG!!...I was simply blown away by this… I couldn't look away from my kindle even when I wanted to…
By Kathy Krevat. 2019
Single mom Colbie Summers has a lot to be grateful for in the run up to Thanksgiving. Relocating back to… her California hometown has brought her irascible dad and adolescent son closer. Her gourmet cat food line—vetted by her trusty taste-tester, Trouble—is about to get a big re-order. And she’s made wonderful new friends and colleagues. Too bad one them has just been accused of murder . . . Sunnyside’s most gifted students have been at the mercy of a shadowy network of college fixers—including an abusive oboe teacher whose recommendation is necessary to get into Julliard and a school secretary who alters grades for cash. When they turn up dead, Colbie has to untangle a cat’s cradle of suspects and motivations—from livid parents and students whose dreams have been crushed to an entire secret Facebook group of spurned lovers. Suddenly, holiday preparations just got a lot hairier. With the big re-order now on hold and the real killer still at large, Colbie discovers that someone has been grading on a very dangerous curve—and it will take all her newfound sleuthing talent to land safely on her feet.
By Darcie Wilde. 2020
When the ladies of the ton of Regency London need discreet assistance, they turn to Rosalind Thorne—in these mysteries inspired… by the novels of Jane Austen . . . Trust is a delicate thing, and no one knows that better than Rosalind Thorne. Lady Melbourne has entrusted her with recovering a packet of highly sensitive private letters stolen from her desk. The contents of these letters hold great interest for the famous poet Lord Byron, who had carried on a notorious public affair with Lady Melbourne's daughter-in-law, the inconveniently unstable Lady Caroline Lamb. Rosalind is to take up residence in Melbourne House, posing as Lady Melbourne's confidential secretary. There, she must discover the thief and regain possession of the letters before any further scandal erupts. However, Lady Melbourne omits a crucial detail. Rosalind learns from the Bow Street runner Adam Harkness that an unidentified woman was found dead in the courtyard of Melbourne House. The coroner has determined that she was poisoned. Adam urges Rosalind to use her new position in the household to help solve the murder. As she begins to untangle a web of secrets and blackmail, Rosalind finds she must risk her own life to bring this desperate business to an end . . .
By Libby Klein. 2020
The last thing gluten-free baker Poppy McAllister needs in her life is more drama—or more murder . . . … Poppy thought her toughest challenge this winter would be sticking to her Paleo diet and filling all her orders for her gluten-free goodies, but now she has to choose between two suitors. She&’s not the only one with boyfriend drama. Aunt Ginny&’s long-ago high-school beau, Royce Hanson, a retired Broadway actor, has returned to Cape May, New Jersey, to star in a Senior Center staging of Mamma Mia. Leaving Aunt Ginny to wonder: What's his motivation? Slated to open February 13th, the problem-plagued production seems to be cursed—with stolen props, sabotage, and even a death threat. But when a cast member plunges to his death from a catwalk, it soon becomes clear a murderer is waiting in the wings. Now Polly, Aunt Ginny, and a supporting cast must take center stage to catch the killer—before it's curtains for someone else . . . Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy&’s Kitchen! &“Fans of Chopped will have fun juggling the complicated set of suspects and following a romantic triangle that has yet to be resolved.&”—Kirkus Reviews on Restaurant Weeks Are Murder
By Ginger Bolton. 2019
When a firecracker becomes a murder weapon, Emily Westhill pursues a killer with a short fuse … It is a truth universally… acknowledged—cops and donuts go together. Exhibit A: Deputy Donut Café, owned and operated by detective's widow Emily Westhill and her father-in-law, the retired police chief of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin. Named after Emily's adored and adorable tabby, the donut shop is a favorite among cops, firemen, and EMTs, as well as tourists and townspeople. So when Fallingbrook needs donuts for their Fourth of July picnic, Emily's shop gets deputized. But a twisted killer has found another use for Emily's treats. At the picnic, a firecracker is hidden in a stack of raspberry-filled donuts and aimed at the unwitting queen of the festivities. When it explodes, she is killed. Having her jelly donuts involved puts Emily in a sticky situation, and when a shady shutterbug tries to frame her with incriminating photos, she finds herself in quite a jam. To preserve her freedom and her shop's reputation, Emily needs to solve this case—before the fuse-lighting felon goes off again … Praise for Goodbye Cruller World “Food scenes tantalize with description of single-origin coffee as well as classic and trendy donuts—solid recipes included.”—Publishers Weekly
By J. D. Griffo. 2019
Alberta Scaglione and her twentysomething granddaughter, Jinx, love to spend time—and solve crime—together . . . Ever since Alberta Scaglione… inherited her spinster aunt’s Cape Cod cottage, she’s been enjoying the good life in Tranquility, New Jersey, with her black cat, Lola. But since things are mostly quiet in this town, she finds other things to do—like joining Jinx for morning jogs in Tranquility Park. She has to do something to stay healthy, as long as it doesn’t involve Jinx’s healthful tofu sausages and gluten-free pasta. But when they stumble across a treehouse hidden in the trees, and a dead body underneath it, they take a detour into solving a murder. Now the Ferrara ladies will have to exercise extreme caution to avoid a permanent decline in their health . . . Includes Italian recipes from Alberta’s kitchen!
By Elaine Viets. 2011
Mystery shopper Josie Marcus digs into another meaty murder investigation when a local restaurant owner is charged with picking off… a problem customer…Josie is getting a taste of St. Louis’s foodie scene—Travel America Guided Tours just hired her to test area restaurants for an upcoming package. Their list includes Tillie’s Off the Hill, a classic Italian joint owned by Tillie Minnelli, a former classmate of Josie’s mother. It should be a pretty sweet gig, but the assignment quickly turns sour when an unruly customer dies after eating Tillie’s special sauce.While detectives move to put Tillie on ice for murder, Josie’s mom implores Josie to whip up another amateur investigation. The case has more secret ingredients than anyone anticipated: a jilted lover, a greedy real estate developer, and even a disgruntled employee. But there’s no time for Josie to savor all the possibilities, she must skewer the culinary killer before someone else is served a final course.
By M. C. Beaton, Rod Greene. 2020
Beloved New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's cranky, crafty Agatha Raisin—now the star of a hit T.V. show—is back… on the case again in Hot to Trot.When Private Detective Agatha Raisin learns that her friend and one-time lover Charles Fraith is to be married to a mysterious socialite, Miss Mary Brown-Field, she sees it as her duty to find out what she can about the woman. Coming up empty, Agatha—out of selfless concern for Charles, of course—does the only sensible thing she can think of: she crashes their wedding, which ends in a public altercation. Nursing a hangover the next morning, she gets a phone call from Charles, with even more disturbing news: Mary has been murdered.Agatha takes on the case, and quickly becomes entrenched in the competitive equestrian world, in which Mary had been enmeshed—as well as the victim’s surprisingly violent past. Agatha finds no shortage of motives among a wide range of characters, from Mary's old riding competitors, to enemies from her schoolgirl days, to her surly father, who threatens Agatha to mind her own business. Meanwhile, the police department has its money on another suspect: Agatha. Will she track down the criminal in time, or end up behind bars herself?
By Alice Blanchard. 2020
From the award-winning author of Trace of Evil, a detective dealing with the scars of her past must solve a… seemingly unconnected string of murders, and face the impossible question of what to do when the killer may be hiding amongst the ones you know, in Alice Blanchard's The Wicked Hour. “Readers will welcome a return to Burning Lake with Natalie at the helm.”—Associated Press“Lockhart is a relatable new heroine on the police-procedural scene, and one who will appeal to readers of Tana French."—BooklistThe day after Burning Lake’s notorious, debauched Halloween celebration, Detective Natalie Lockhart uncovers a heartbreaking scene—a young woman, dead and lying in a dumpster. There’s no clue to who she is, save for a mystifying tattoo on her arm, and a callus underneath her chin. She’s not from around here. No one knows who she is.As Natalie retraces the young woman’s steps leading up to her death, she uncovers a deeper, darker horror—a string of murders and disappearances, seemingly unconnected, that may have ties to each other—and explain the abrupt disappearance of her best friend years ago.As she digs deeper within the mind of the hunter, Natalie finds a darkness she could never have imagined. And as she draws closer to the truth, the killer is weaving a trap for her that may prove inescapable.
By Susan Cox. 2020
Following Susan Cox’s Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel award-winning debut, The Man in the Microwave Oven is… her next delightfully quirky mystery featuring San Francisco transplant Theo Bogart.Fleeing from a murder and family tragedy in her native England, where she was the scandal du jour for the tabloid press, Theo Bogart changed her name and built an undercover life in a close-knit San Francisco neighborhood. She didn’t expect to find love and friendship there, and now she doesn’t know how—or if—to reveal the truth. After a confrontation with a difficult neighbor, Theo fears her secrets are about to be uncovered after all. When the woman who threatened to expose her is murdered, Theo is embroiled in the kind of jeopardy she crossed an ocean to escape. Worse yet, dangerous family secrets have followed her. Theo’s grandfather unveils a glimpse of the shadowy world he once inhabited as an agent for the British Secret Service, bringing an even bigger breed of trouble—and another death—to Theo’s doorstep. She finds herself fighting to protect herself, her family, and her new friends, aware that one of them might be a murderer. Susan Cox has once again painted a delightfully quirky portrait of a colorful San Francisco neighborhood and a woman finding her way through exactly the kind of scandalous mystery she was trying to leave behind.
By Erin Lindsey. 2020
Erin Lindsey's third historical mystery The Silver Shooter follows Rose Gallagher as she tracks a monster and searches for treasure… in the wilds of the Dakota Territory.It's the spring of 1887, and Rose Gallagher is finally coming into her own. She's the proud owner of a lovely little home near Washington Square, where she lives with her mother and friend Pietro, and she's making a name for herself as a Pinkerton agent with a specialty in things . . . otherworldly. She and her partner Thomas are working together better than ever, and mostly managing to push aside romantic feelings for one another. Mostly.Things are almost too good to be true—so Rose is hardly surprised when Theodore Roosevelt descends on them like a storm cloud, hiring them for a mysterious job out west. A series of strange occurrences in the Badlands surrounding his ranch has Roosevelt convinced something supernatural is afoot.It began with livestock disappearing from the range, their bodies later discovered torn apart by something monstrously powerful. Now people are dying, too. Meanwhile, a successful prospector has gone missing, and rumors about his lost stash of gold have attracted treasure hunters from far and wide – but they keep disappearing, too. To top it all off, this past winter, a mysterious weather phenomenon devastated the land, leaving the locals hungry, broke, and looking for someone to blame.With tensions mounting and the body count rising, Roosevelt fears a single spark will be all it takes to set the Badlands aflame. It’s up to Rose and Thomas to get to the bottom of it, but they’re against the clock and an unknown enemy, and the west will prove wilder than they could possibly imagine…
By Katie Gayle. 2020
A missing teenager, a mysterious cult and a case of mistaken identity – just another day&’s work for Epiphany Bloom.… Epiphany &‘Pip&’ Bloom is down on her luck. She can barely afford cat food, and just because Most has three legs doesn&’t mean he eats any less. So she absolutely can&’t afford to mess up her latest temp job. But when she walks through the door of the private investigation firm, her new boss mistakes her for a missing persons expert. He then charges her with finding Matty Price – the teenage son of two A-list celebrities – who has mysteriously disappeared from his home in Kensington. It ought to be a disaster, but Pip reckons it&’s actually an opportunity. She&’s always been curious (nosy, her mother calls it) and has an uncanny knack for being at the wrong place at the right time (she doesn&’t want to know what her mother thinks of that). After years of trying to find something she&’s good at, has Pip managed to walk straight into the job she was born to do? She owes it to herself and poor missing Matty to find out. But searching for Matty takes Pip into the strange, intimidating world of the rich and famous. And it soon becomes clear that some of these people&’s love for themselves doesn&’t extend to their fellow humans. As Pip investigates further, she realises the question isn&’t whether Matty ran away – it&’s whether Pip will find him alive and make it home safely herself... An absolutely brilliant, light-hearted cozy mystery for fans of M.C. Beaton, T E Kinsey, Lauren Elliott and Joanne Fluke, featuring an irresistible new heroine. Readers are loving The Kensington Kidnap&‘Epiphany Bloom is my new favourite female sleuth!... What a wonderful character… I am looking forward to more from this author!&’ Netgalley reviewer ????? &‘I really loved this book, and super excited to know it&’s book one of a series! Pip is such a likeable character, she is such an accident prone woman but her heart is in the right place… Such a quirky story that keeps you gripped, making you want more and more. I can&’t wait for book two! Highly highly recommended.&’ Goodreads reviewer ????? &‘Hilarious…I really enjoyed this story. Liked Pip and the other characters and hope to read more.&’ Goodreads reviewer ????? &‘It&’s a giggle a minute joining Pip in her adventures… addictive and amusing… I just loved Epiphany Bloom. She&’s a fabulously funny, frivolous character who can make the sun shine even on the most gloomy of days… Fans of cozy mysteries should find this book a sheer delight!&’ Goodreads reviewer ???? &‘I had a great time reading this book. Pip is such a quirky character, and her antics made me laugh out loud… I&’m looking forward to reading more in this delightful series…
By Mark Billingham. 2020
'One of the great series of British crime fiction' --- THE TIMES'Cry Baby is the perfect prequel to send us… back to revel in Tom Thorne's twenty years. As if we needed reminding how good Mark Billingham is' --- VAL MCDERMIDIt's 1996. Detective Sergeant Tom Thorne is a haunted man. Haunted by the moment he ignored his instinct about a suspect, by the horrific crime that followed and by the memories that come day and night, in sunshine and shadow.So when seven-year-old Kieron Coyne goes missing while playing in the woods with his best friend, Thorne vows he will not make the same mistake again. Cannot.The solitary witness. The strange neighbour. The friendly teacher. All are in Thorne's sights. This case will be the making of him . . . or the breaking.The gripping prequel to Mark Billingham's acclaimed debut, Sleepyhead, Cry Baby is the shocking first case for one of British crime fiction's most iconic detectives.'Tom Thorne is one of the most credible and engaging heroes in contemporary crime fiction. Mark Billingham is a master of psychology, plotting and the contemporary scene - making the Thorne novels the complete package. Twenty years in and better than ever'IAN RANKIN'Mark Billingham is one the biggest names in crime fiction and one the genre's most formidable talents'PETER JAMES'Billingham is always a must read'HARLAN COBEN
Footprints were scattered about like fallen leaves. She looked down into the ravine, and once more her lungs filled with… fear. A body, blackened and motionless lay splayed out in the bushes. Detective Megan Carpenter is no stranger to evil. Escaping the horrors of her old life, she&’s vowed never to let anyone hurt her or those she loves ever again. Joining the small police force in Jefferson County&’s Port Townsend, Megan is determined to get every victim of a crime the justice they deserve. So when Ruth Turner walks into the Sheriff&’s office claiming her sister Ida Watson has been missing for over a month, Megan&’s instincts tell her that she needs to do more than just file a report. Arriving at a secluded farmhouse in the hills above Snow Creek, she finds Ida&’s teenage children alone and frightened. Then a few days later, close to the Watsons&’ home, the blackened body of a woman is discovered in an abandoned pickup truck. Megan must unravel the disturbing secrets of the isolated Snow Creek community if she is to catch the killer. But Megan has dark secrets of her own too… Hidden in the back of her closet is a box of tapes containing every single recording of her therapy sessions with Doctor Albright over thirteen years ago. As Megan begins to play the tapes, she&’s taken straight back to her terrifying childhood, back to the time she was a kid called Rylee, fighting to survive. Can Megan finally confront the past she&’s spent years trying to block out and will listening to her own painful story help her solve the complex case she is now entangled in? From the Number One New York Times and Amazon Charts bestselling author, comes an absolutely heart-stopping and completely unputdownable crime series, introducing Detective Megan Carpenter. Read what everyone is saying about Gregg Olsen: &‘Olsen will scare you – and you&’ll love it.&’ Lee Child &‘With The Last Thing She Ever Did, Gregg Olsen delivers an edgy, tension-filled, roller-coaster ride of a novel that will thrill and devastate in equal measure.&’ Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author &‘Wickedly clever! Twisted.&’ Lisa Gardner &‘Lying Next to Me is a clever, chilling puzzle of a tale. A riveting, sharp-edged page-turner, it&’s Gregg Olsen&’s best book yet.&’ A. J. Banner, USA Today bestselling author &‘Gregg Olsen pens brilliant, creepy, page-turning, heart-pounding novels of suspense that always keep me up at night.&’ Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author &‘Olsen's latest examines how a terrible, split-second decision has lingering effects, and the past echoes the present. Full of unexpected twists, The Last Thing She Ever Did will keep you guessing to the last line.&’ J.T…
The young woman&’s body is lying with her arms stretched out to each side. Her lips slightly parted. Her face… untouched by injury and her hair spread around her head like a fan. A redhead. Just like the others.When the body of Leann Truitt is found in a secluded cove in Mystery Bay, Detective Megan Carpenter is one of the first on the scene. The victim has tell-tale marks on her wrists, ankles and neck where she has been bound. But that&’s not all. Next to Leann&’s body lies a puzzling clue – an unusual symbol scratched into a rock.With rookie Deputy Ronnie Marsh under her wing and the investigation underway, Megan starts to receive disturbing messages. Someone knows about her traumatic past. They know what she did.Determined to stay focussed, Megan soon makes a chilling link between Leann&’s brutal killing and the unsolved murder cases of two other women – all redheads with the same marks on their bodies, the same symbol carvings found at the crime scenes, and most shockingly, all had been pregnant.The killer stalks his prey, kidnapping and torturing them in a very exact and methodical pattern. And he is not finished yet …When the body of another woman is found bearing a striking resemblance to the other victims, Megan must crack the clues fast if she is to catch the twisted soul before they strike again.Megan might be closing in on the killer, but someone is watching her every move. Can Megan hide the secrets of her past threatening to destroy her future? And can she protect herself and Ronnie before they both find themselves in terrible danger? An addictive, gripping and completely unputdownable crime thriller from the Number One New York Times and Amazon Chart bestselling author. Read what everyone is saying about the Detective Megan Carpenter series:&‘OMG!!...I was simply blown away by this… I couldn't look away from my kindle even when I wanted to. The story took me by my throat making me gasp every few chapters…Wow!!&’ Shalini&’s Books and Reviews ?????&‘Holy cr*p what a complete stunner of a read this is. It had everything, sensational, creepy, addictive with a stunningly complex plot from beginning to end and I loved. loved, loved it !!...So this is going to rate as one my best reads of the year.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ?????&‘OMG! Wow. I loved this book!! …it was amazing! I can&’t wait to read more! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn&’t put it down. Loved, loved, loved it!&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ?????&‘Brilliant! I do believe this is the best book by this author to date. The book is dark, intense, and makes you say oh he##.The storyline flows and the characters are intriguing. I read this in one sitting and can't wait for more.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ?????&‘Wow, I absolutely loved this book! Gregg Olsen is an amazing author. Snow Creek is definitely one of the best books I have read this year. I read it every chance I had…
By D. K. Hood. 2019
She opens her eyes and struggles to make out the dark room around her. One thing she knows instantly –… her wrists are bound and she’s tied to a chair, unable to move. As she screams for help, she hears footsteps outside. He’s coming… Fifteen-year-old Lindy Rosen has been having nightmares for weeks, waking in a panic, screaming that there’s a man in her room watching her sleep. Her parents assumed it was her overactive imagination, but when one morning they find Lindy missing from her bedroom, they’re not so sure. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate. Within hours of the schoolgirl going missing, the kidnapper reaches out to Jenna with a video of Lindy bound and tied to a chair, crying to be set free. And a simple message – you’ve got 24 hours to find her or I kill her. Jenna’s team work around the clock to try to find Lindy before the deadline, but time runs out, and Jenna receives a devastating message. The killer has made good on his promise. He’s playing a dangerous game. And no one knows what his next move will be. But just two days later, one of Lindy’s school friends is taken in the middle of the night and the countdown begins again. Completely addictive from the very start, if you like Lisa Regan, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott you’ll love Whisper in the Night. What readers are saying about Whisper in the Night:‘Had me gripped from the first page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I can’t get enough of this series and whizzed through yet another blinding instalment!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A nerve jangling, tense thriller that keeps you guess till the very last second.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Exciting, nail-biting thriller that moved so fast I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘D.K. Hood never disappoints… a brilliant addition to an already awesome series… Twists and turns and multiple suspects so it’s difficult to guess the culprit until the big reveal.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I barely ate or slept while reading this book. I love the characters and this author’s imagination is scary good.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘An easy five stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars ‘This is another rollercoaster of a ride, so strap yourself in and be prepared to be hurtled along at 100mph through the pages.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Another hit in a great series! This case was one of the best of the series… The twists are many and perfect to the story line. I am never disappointed by this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I love this series. As soon as I received this, it jumped straight to the top of my to-be-read list…
By Charlotte Duckworth. 2020
'Modern, smart and fast-paced, this thriller had me hooked from the first page' Ruth Heald'Unpredictable, tense and engrossing, The Perfect… Father will challenge your perceptions of parenthood' Rebecca Fleet'I love Charlotte's dark, messy takes on modern relationships' Claire McGowanTHE PERFECT HUSBAND . . .After a difficult pregnancy, Esther is grateful that her husband Robin offers to put his career on hold so that she can return to the job she loves.But Esther finds leaving her daughter Riley behind more challenging than she'd thought. And soon the new imbalance in her relationship with Robin brings old tensions to the surface.OR A PERFECT LIE?Then one day Esther arrives home from work to find Robin and Riley are missing. As the police investigate their disappearance, it becomes clear that nothing about this modern-day family is what it seems...Is Robin the perfect father everyone thinks he is? Or was it all a perfect lie?'I absolutely loved The Perfect Father! A real thriller of a ride with a twist I did NOT see coming' Nikki Smith'An emotional and intelligently written thriller. The twists are so expertly woven in, that at times I had to pause to let them sink in' Elisabeth Carpenter**********PRAISE FOR CHARLOTTE DUCKWORTH'A timely, page-turner of a novel' Araminta Hall'Taut, chilling, with a killer twist' Sun'An intriguing slow burner that reveals the dark side of social media' Heat'Brilliantly dark, twisty thriller' Vikki Patis