In Her Shadow

In Her Shadow
  • Author : Mark Edwards
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Pages : 366
  • Relase : 2018-10
  • ISBN : 1503948080

In Her Shadow Book Review:

Isabel's life seemed perfect. Successful business, beautiful house, adoring husband. And then she was dead. For four years Jessica has never doubted that her sister Isabel's death was an accident. But when Jessica's young daughter seems to know long-forgotten details about her aunt's past, Jessica can't shake the feeling that there's a more sinister truth behind the tragedy. As Jessica unearths disturbing revelations about her sister, and about the people she loved and trusted most, it becomes clear Isabel's life was less than perfect and that Jessica's might also be at risk. Did someone murder Isabel? Are they now after Jessica and her family? The key seems to lie in the hands of a child. Can Isabel reveal the truth from beyond the grave, or is the answer closer to home? In Her Shadow is a gripping tale of family secrets, lies and obsession from the two million copy bestselling author Mark Edwards.

I Don't Forgive You

I Don't Forgive You
  • Author : Aggie Blum Thompson
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2021-06-08
  • ISBN : 9781250773920

I Don't Forgive You Book Review:

Perfect for book clubs or the beach, Aggie Blum Thompson's I Don't Forgive You is a page-turning, thrilling debut "not to be missed." (Wendy Walker) An accomplished photographer and the devoted mom of an adorable little boy, Allie Ross has just moved to an upscale DC suburb, the kind of place where parenting feels like a competitive sport. Allie’s desperate to make a good first impression. Then she’s framed for murder. It all starts at a neighborhood party when a local dad corners Allie and calls her by an old, forgotten nickname from her dark past. The next day, he is found dead. Soon, the police are knocking at her door, grilling her about a supposed Tinder relationship with the man, and pulling up texts between them. She learns quickly that she's been hacked and someone is impersonating her online. Her reputation—socially and professionally—is at stake; even her husband starts to doubt her. As the killer closes in, Allie must reach back into a past she vowed to forget in order to learn the shocking truth of who is destroying her life. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Invisible Girl

Invisible Girl
  • Author : Lisa Jewell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2021-06
  • ISBN : 9781982137342

Invisible Girl Book Review:

Owen Pick's life is falling apart. He's thirty-three, a virgin, and has just been suspended from his teaching job after accusations of sexual misconduct. He then discovers the dark world of incel--involuntary celibate--online forums and meets the mysterious and sinister Bryn. Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family, who have a bad feeling about their neighbor. Meanwhile, young Saffyre Maddox spent three years as a patient of Roan Fours, a child psychologist. Feeling abandoned when their therapy ends, she tries to maintain her connection with him. Then, on Valentine's night, Saffyre Maddox disappears--and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick. -- Adapted from publisher's description.

Goodnight, My Angel

Goodnight, My Angel
  • Author : Margaret Murphy
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 325
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 0333669487

Goodnight, My Angel Book Review:

Kate is just coming to terms with the unsolved murder of her daughter, when sinister messages start appearing on her computer. When she realises that the hacker must be the killer, she goes on the offensive to unmask him.

White Lies

White Lies
  • Author : Lucy Dawson
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 2018-04-20
  • ISBN : 9781786814500

White Lies Book Review:

The Night Before

The Night Before
  • Author : Wendy Walker
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2019-05-14
  • ISBN : 9781250198693

The Night Before Book Review:

A Today Show and New York Post Summer Reads Selection! First dates can be murder. "Ferociously smart." —AJ Finn "Riveting." —Riley Sager "Addictive." —Liv Constantine "Wonderfully tense." —Aimee Molloy "Irresistible." —Mary Kubica "Impossible to put down." —Megan Miranda Riveting and compulsive, national bestselling author Wendy Walker’s The Night Before “takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go” as two sisters uncover long-buried secrets when an internet date spirals out of control. Laura Lochner has never been lucky in love. She falls too hard and too fast, always choosing the wrong men. Devastated by the end of her last relationship, she fled her Wall Street job and New York City apartment for her sister’s home in the Connecticut suburb where they both grew up. Though still haunted by the tragedy that’s defined her entire life, Laura is determined to take one more chance on love with a man she’s met on an Internet dating site. Rosie Ferro has spent most of her life worrying about her troubled sister. Fearless but fragile, Laura has always walked an emotional tightrope, and Rosie has always been there to catch her. Laura’s return, under mysterious circumstances, has cast a shadow over Rosie’s peaceful life with her husband and young son – a shadow that grows darker as Laura leaves the house for her blind date. When Laura does not return home the following morning, Rosie fears the worst. She’s not responding to calls or texts, and she’s left no information about the man she planned to meet. As Rosie begins a desperate search to find her sister, she is not just worried about what this man might have done to Laura. She’s worried about what Laura may have done to him...

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
  • Author : Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 530
  • Relase : 2014-09-24
  • ISBN : 9780143126393

The Shadow of the Wind Book Review:

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. Z is for Zafón. Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in what he finds in the “cemetery of lost books,” a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.

You Can't Catch Me

You Can't Catch Me
  • Author : Catherine McKenzie
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2020-08-18
  • ISBN : 9781982137533

You Can't Catch Me Book Review:

A riveting new novel of suspense about a disgraced young journalist caught up in a grifter’s game, and the trail of identically named victims she uncovers, from the instant bestselling author of I’ll Never Tell and The Good Liar. Assumed identities. A con game. Unwitting victims. After being fired from her investigative journalism job for plagiarism, Jessica Williams is looking for a break from the constant press coverage. She decides to escape for a week to a resort in Mexico boasting no connections to the outside world. While waiting at the airport for her flight, she encounters a woman with the exact same name, who she dubs Jessica Two. Drawn together by the coincidence, they play a game of twenty questions to see what other similarities they share, and exchange contact information. A week later, Jessica returns home and discover that large cash withdrawals have been made from her bank account. Security footage from the bank confirms her suspicions—Jessica Two has stolen her money. She goes to the police, only to be told that the crime is a low priority. Frustrated, she meets up with a trusted old friend, Liam, who is an investigator. When the two Google “Jessica Williams,” they get thousands of hits—Jessica was the most popular girl’s name in 1990 and Williams is almost as ubiquitous as Smith. Convinced that this isn’t the first time this scam has been run, Jessica is determined to catch the imposter, and writes a Facebook post hoping to chase down some of Jessica Two’s other victims. When she gets a number of responses, she sets a plan in motion to catch the thief, encountering a string of identically named victims along the way. Then, the threatening messages start arriving. Filled with incredible twists and turns, You Can’t Catch Me is a tantalizing, character-driven exploration of how far people will go to get revenge.

The Resting Place

The Resting Place
  • Author : Camilla Sten
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2022-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781250249289

The Resting Place Book Review:

Most Anticipated by Bustle * Goodreads * Mystery Tribune * Crime Reads Best International Books of March "Engrossing, character-rich, powerful. Sten is on a roll."—Publishers Weekly(starred review) Crimson Peak meets The Sanatorium in The Resting Place, a heart-thumping, unforgettable novel of horror and suspense by international sensation Camilla Sten. Deep rooted secrets. A twisted family history. And a house that will never let go. Eleanor lives with prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize a familiar person's face. It causes stress. Acute anxiety. It can make you question what you think you know. When Eleanor walked in on the scene of her capriciously cruel grandmother, Vivianne’s, murder, she came face to face with the killer—a maddening expression that means nothing to someone like her. With each passing day, the horror of having come so close to a murderer—and not knowing if they’d be back—overtakes both her dreams and her waking moments, thwarting her perception of reality. Then a lawyer calls. Vivianne has left her a house—a looming estate tucked away in the Swedish woods. The place her grandfather died, suddenly. A place that has housed a chilling past for over fifty years. Eleanor. Her steadfast boyfriend, Sebastian. Her reckless aunt, Veronika. The lawyer. All will go to this house of secrets, looking for answers. But as they get closer to uncovering the truth, they’ll wish they had never come to disturb what rests there.

The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed
  • Author : Margaret Murphy
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 297
  • Relase : 2012-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781471906435

The Dispossessed Book Review:

Bled to death and left in a rubbish bin, the teenaged prostitute is just the first victim. DI Jeff Rickman's investigation into the Afghan refugee's sordid death leads first to the heart of a community who can't - or won't - talk to him. Then the investigation comes home to Rickman's own private life. As the body count starts rising he is framed for a crime he didn't commit. A murderer is trying to make things personal. Very personal. Is he on the trail of a serial killer? Or something even more sinister?

Pilgrim Among the Shadows

Pilgrim Among the Shadows
  • Author : Boris Pahor
  • Publisher : Harvest Books
  • Pages : 182
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034025935

Pilgrim Among the Shadows Book Review:

A former concentration camp prisoner and medic recounts his experiences

Lies She Told

Lies She Told
  • Author : Cate Holahan
  • Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2017-09-12
  • ISBN : 9781683312963

Lies She Told Book Review:

A BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECTION From the USA Today–bestselling author of The Widower’s Wife comes an electrifying psychological thriller of love and deceit, where the truth can be darker than fiction Liza Cole, a once-successful novelist whose career has seen better days, has one month to write the thriller that could land her back on the bestseller list. Meanwhile, she’s struggling to start a family, but her husband is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. As stresses weigh her down in her professional and personal lives, Liza escapes into writing the chilling exploits of her latest heroine, Beth. Beth, a new mother, suspects her husband is cheating on her while she’s home caring for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, she aims to catch him in the act and make him pay for shattering the illusion of their perfect life. But before she realizes what she’s doing, she’s tossing the body of her husband’s mistress into the East River. Then, the lines between Liza’s fiction and her reality eerily blur. Nick’s body is dragged from the East River, and Liza’s husband is arrested for his murder. Before her deadline is up, Liza will have to face up to the truths about the people around her, including her own. If she doesn’t, the end of her heroine’s story could be the end of her own. “Recommended for anyone who enjoys Paula Hawkins or Gillian Flynn, primarily because it’s better.” —Library Journal

Mother Brain

Mother Brain
  • Author : Chelsea Conaboy
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2022-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781250762290

Mother Brain Book Review:

Health and science journalist Chelsea Conaboy explodes the concept of “maternal instinct” and tells a new story about what it means to become a parent. Conaboy expected things to change with the birth of her child. What she didn’t expect was how different she would feel. But she would soon discover what was behind this: her changing brain. Though Conaboy was prepared for the endless dirty diapers, the sleepless nights, and the joy of holding her newborn, she did not anticipate this shift in self, as deep as it was disorienting. Mother Brain is a groundbreaking exploration of the parental brain that untangles insidious myths from complicated realities. New parents undergo major structural and functional brain changes, driven by hormones and the deluge of stimuli a baby provides. These neurobiological changes help all parents—birthing or otherwise—adapt in those intense first days and prepare for a long period of learning how to meet their child’s needs. Pregnancy produces such significant changes in brain anatomy that researchers can easily sort those who have had one from those who haven't. And all highly involved parents, no matter their path to parenthood, develop similar caregiving circuitry. Yet this emerging science, which provides key insights into the wide-ranging experience of parenthood, from its larger role in shaping human nature to the intensity of our individual emotions, is mostly absent from the public conversation about parenthood. The story that exists in the science today is far more meaningful than the idea that mothers spring into being by instinct. Weaving the latest neuroscience and social psychology together with new reporting, Conaboy reveals unexpected upsides, generations of scientific neglect, and a powerful new narrative of parenthood.

All The Little Things

All The Little Things
  • Author : Sarah Lawton
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2021-03-25
  • ISBN : 9781800321687

All The Little Things Book Review:

Never trust anyone. Never trust yourself. Rachel has made poor decisions in the past, but she has always tried her best for her daughter. When Vivian needed a fresh start, Rachel didn’t hesitate to move them far from London. She just wishes she could shake the nagging doubt that Vivian is hiding something. Vivian isn’t like other teenagers. On the surface she seems the same as her friends, but she knows she is different. When enigmatic Alex takes an interest in her, Vivian’s cool demeanour hides an intensity of feeling she has never known before. His touch sets her skin on fire. Mother and daughter are both keeping secrets. But just how dangerous are they? As lust and anger give way to violence Rachel will have to decide: is she prepared to give up everything for her child? Even her own life? A taut and gripping psychological thriller about toxic families, secrets and life-or-death decisions. Don’t miss this if you’re a fan of He Said/She Said, Good Me, Bad Me and The Girlfriend. Readers are loving All The Little Things ‘Get ready to get acquainted with one of the most unforgettable characters of 2021.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Really enjoyed this - a very clever psychological thriller that left me wrong-footed at every turn.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A totally gripping fantastic book full of lies, deceit, betrayal ... for readers like us that love a twisted tale. I absolutely loved it! Highly recommend’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Never Alone

Never Alone
  • Author : Elizabeth Haynes
  • Publisher : Myriad Editions
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2016-07-28
  • ISBN : 9781908434975

Never Alone Book Review:

Elizabeth Haynes’ new psychological thriller is a brilliantly suspenseful and shocking story in which nothing is at it seems, but everything is at stake. Sarah Carpenter lives in an isolated farmhouse in North Yorkshire and for the first time, after the death of her husband some years ago and her children, Louis and Kitty, leaving for university, she’s living alone. But she doesn’t consider herself lonely. She has two dogs, a wide network of friends and the support of her best friend, Sophie. When an old acquaintance, Aiden Beck, needs somewhere to stay for a while, Sarah’s cottage seems ideal; and renewing her relationship with Aiden gives her a reason to smile again. It’s supposed to be temporary, but not everyone is comfortable with the arrangement: her children are wary of his motives, and Will Brewer, an old friend of her son’s, seems to have taken it upon himself to check up on Sarah at every opportunity. Even Sophie has grown remote and distant. After Sophie disappears, it’s clear she hasn’t been entirely honest with anyone, including Will, who seems more concerned for Sarah’s safety than anyone else. As the weather closes in, events take a dramatic turn and Kitty too goes missing. Suddenly Sarah finds herself in terrible danger, unsure of who she can still trust. But she isn’t facing this alone; she has Aiden, and Aiden offers the protection that Sarah needs. Doesn’t he?

Night by Night

Night by Night
  • Author : Jack Jordan
  • Publisher : Corvus
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2019-05
  • ISBN : 1786494426

Night by Night Book Review:

"Rejected by her family and plagued by insomnia, Rose Shaw is on the brink. But one dark evening she collides with a man running through the streets, who quickly vanishes. The only sign he ever existed - a journal dropped at Rose's feet. She begins to obsessively dedicate her sleepless nights to discovering what happened to Finn Matthews, the mysterious author of the journal. Why was he convinced someone wanted to kill him? And why, in the midst of a string of murders, won't the police investigate his disappearance? Rose is determined to uncover the truth. But she has no idea what the truth will cost her ..."--Provided by publisher.

Blood Song

Blood Song
  • Author : Anthony Ryan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 2012-11-20
  • ISBN : 9781101622902

Blood Song Book Review:

The first in the “powerful” (SFFWorld.com) New York Times bestselling fantasy series. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order to be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order. Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm—and Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright knows no bounds. Even his cherished memories of his mother are soon challenged by what he learns within the Order. But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm but the world.

Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls
  • Author : Margaret Murphy
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 251
  • Relase : 2012-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781471906428

Darkness Falls Book Review:

Clara Pascal had everything; a high-flying barrister and devoted mother, she was envied and admired by her peers. Now, robbed of everything that gives her life meaning, she lies chained to the stone wall of a dark cellar - without food, without warmth, without sleep, without even the most basic communication - for her kidnapper will not tell her what he wants from her. As the police team frantically knocks on doors, following up wisps of leads, bullying, cajoling, begging witnesses for help, it seems that Clara Pascal has disappeared without trace. Meanwhile, in her dark prison, Clara begins to suspect why her killer has kept her alive so far.

Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound
  • Author : Philippa East
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2021-02-18
  • ISBN : 9780008344054

Safe and Sound Book Review:

‘Tense’ Araminta Hall ‘Compelling’ Debbie Howells ‘Engrossing, twisty tale’ Nell Pattison

The Bones of You

The Bones of You
  • Author : Debbie Howells
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 380
  • Relase : 2015-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781743538531

The Bones of You Book Review:

Everyone has secrets. But some are more dangerous than others. The Bones of You is a gripping psychological thriller from author Debbie Howells; a story of full of dark secrets, obsession and suspense. I have a gardener's inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft-petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer. Children who don't die before their parents. When eighteen-year-old Rosie Anderson disappears, the idyllic village where she lived will never be the same again. Local gardener Kate is struck with guilt. She'd come to know Rosie well, and thought she understood her - perhaps better even than Rosie's own mother. Rosie was beautiful, kind and gentle. She came from a loving family and she had her whole life ahead of her. Who could possibly want to harm her? And why? Kate is convinced the police are missing something. She's certain that someone in the village knows more than they're letting on. As the investigation deepens, so does Kate's obsession with solving the mystery of what happened to Rosie. PRAISE FOR THE BONES OF YOU "A brilliantly twisty read that delves deep into the dark heart of the seemingly perfect family. Recommended." Tammy Cohen "Suspenseful and poignant" Publishers Weekly "Utterly compelling and addictive. A memorable debut" Samantha Hayes, bestselling author of Until You're Mine