Crime Fiction Books
You don't know who they are. You don't know why they're hunting her. But you know she's in danger. What do you do? When teacher Jenni Wales sees 15-year-old Destiny's black eye, she's immediately worried. Destiny isn't your average student: she's smart, genius IQ smart, and she's in care. But concern turns to fear when Jenni witnesses an attempt to abduct Jenni from school. Who are these men and what can Destiny know to make them hunt her? With those around her not taking the threat seriously, Jenni does the only thing she can think of to keep Destiny safe: she takes her. Product Information: ISBN: 9781838770617 Author: Kate Bradley Publisher: Zaffre Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2cm
Details: Twenty years ago, four teenagers disappeared in the woods at a summercamp. Now, two decades later, everything is changing... Paul Copeland's sister went missing 20 years ago. Now raising a daughter alone, Cope balances family life with a career as a prosecutor. But when a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the past are threatening everything. Is this body one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive...? Confronting his past, Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to light... Ideal for: A brilliant thriller with a twist and turn on each page! This paperback book has 441 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.8 x 2.7cm.
A suburban wife and mother of two - with a dark and dangerous past. A promising photographer who now panders to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. A detective who can't let go of a cold case... Three ordinary people, who discover that when the past refuses to stay buried, the American dream can be a nightmare... Product Information:• ISBN: 9781409189244• Format: Paperback• Author: Harlan Coben• Publisher: Orion Books• Pages: 405• Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 2.4cm
Alicia Berenson lived a seemingly perfect life until one day, six years ago. When she shot her husband in the head, five times. Since then, she hasn't spoken a single word. And it is time to find out why... Product Information:• ISBN: 9781409181637• Author: Alex Michaelides• Publisher: Orion Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 342• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm
After a harrowing tour in Afghanistan, intelligence officer Amy Cornwall is eager to return home to her husband and their young daughter. But as soon as she steps into the house, she knows that something is terribly wrong. The kidnappers leave a message: if she wants to see her husband and daughter alive again, Amy must complete a near impossible task...and she has 48 hours to do it. Alone, afraid and officially AWOL, Amy will sacrifice everything to find her family – her career, her reputation, maybe even her own life... Product Information: ISBN: 9781787466074 Author: James Patterson Publisher: Arrow Books Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2cm
Details:TWO WOMEN DEAD.It was a vicious, calculated murder. The killer selected his victim at Euston station, followed her home on the tube, strangled her to death in front of her child. At the same time, killed in the same way, a second body is discovered at the back of King's Cross station. And this grisly event eerily echoes the murder of two other women, stabbed to death months before on the same day.TWO KILLERS WORKING TOGETHER.It is DI Tom Thorne who sees the link and comes to the horrifying conclusion. This is not a serial killer the police are up against. This is two of them - and two killers are way more deadly than one...Ideal for:Murder and mystery make this a captivating read for all.This paperback book has 415 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.5 x 2.8cm.
Eva Patterson's life is forever altered by the devastating discovery of her mother, Flora, dead in the bath leaving only a note: 'Forgive Me'. Until Flora's suicide, Eva's world had been secure - but overnight everything changes. For when Flora leaves Eva a London artist's studio in her will, she finds her mother had a secret past. In the studio's attic are Flora's paintings and diaries, and Eva learns her mother was a popular artist in the swinging sixties. Eva's hunt for answers uncovers clues to a shocking crime which led Flora to hide her past. But will discovering the truth destroy Eva's belief in everything she holds dear? And will this journey lead her and those she loves into danger? From the author of international bestseller, Stolen, Forgive Me is an intense and gripping story of love and forgiveness. This paperback book has 496 pages and measures: 18 x 11 x 3cm
Alison really does have it all... A loving family and a career on this rise - she's just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems. 'An impressive debut. Dark and immensely readable' - The Times. 'Complex and menacing' - Observer. Product Information: ISBN: 9781472252746 Author: Harriet Tyce Publisher: Wildfire Format: Paperback Pages: 326 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm
You use an app, called Cloud BNB, to book a room online. And on a cold and windy afternoon you arrive at The Guesthouse, a dramatic old building on a remote stretch of hillside in Ireland. You are expecting a relaxing break, but you find something very different. Something unimaginable. Because a killer has lured you and six other guests here and now you can’t escape. One thing’s for certain: not all of you will come back from this holiday alive… ‘Addictive’ - The Sun. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008329884• Author: Abbie Frost• Publisher: Harper Collins• Format: Paperback• Pages: 316• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm
When a woman’s body is found submerged in icy water, police are shocked to find she is alive. But she won’t disclose her name, or what happened to her – even when a second body is discovered. And then she disappears from her hospital bed. Detectives Adrian Miles and Imogen Grey follow their only lead to the home of the Corrigans, looking for answers. But the more they dig into the couple’s lives, the less they understand about them. What’s their connection to the body in the river? Why have other people they know been hurt, or vanished? And can they discover the dark truth of their marriage before it’s too late? Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008282950 • Author: Katerina Diamond• Publisher: Avon• Format: Paperback• Pages: 422• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm
It's a year since Tina Evans lost her little boy Danny in a tragic accident. Then a shattering message appears on the blackboard in Danny's old room: NOT DEAD. Is it someone's idea of a grim joke? Or something far more sinister? The search for an answer drives Tina through the neon clamour of Las Vegas nightlife. The sun-scorched desert. The frozen mountains of the High Sierra. People face a dreadful danger as a buried truth struggles to surface. A truth so frightening that its secret must be kept at the price of any life - any man, any woman...any child. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781472240293• Author: Dean Koontz• Publisher: Headline• Format: Paperback• Pages: 336• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.6cm
Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counsellor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe. But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She's never met this young man before - so why does she feel like she knows him? Then Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780241990421• Author: Simon Lelic• Publisher: Penguin Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 352• Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
FIVE WOMEN. They meet at their NCT Group. The only thing they have in common is they're all pregnant. FIVE SECRETS. Three years later, they are all good friends. Aren't they? ONE MISSING HUSBAND. Now the police have come knocking. Someone knows something. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409184607 • Author: Sarah J. Naughton • Publisher: Trapeze • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3cm
Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar – and she faces an impossible task defending a college football star accused of murder. The victim is a young woman from one of the town's oldest families, and Rosedale's upper crust are howling for blood. Then news breaks of a second murder, and lurid, intertwining investigations unfold. Ruby discovers that no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women on the jury. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787466050 Author: James Patterson Publisher: Arrow Books Format: Paperback Pages: 382 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4cm
Detective Michael Bennett's enemies know where to find him. An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a set-up. An officer is taken down - but despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. New York's top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett's children is attacked. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer. Bennett can't tell what's driving the assassin. But he can tell it's personal. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787466036 Author: James Patterson Publisher: Arrow Books Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.7cm
Details: When an elderly woman is shot in what appears to be a tragic accident, Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called to investigate the mystery. The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. As Jimmy looks to the islanders for answers, he finds instead two feuding families whose envy, greed and bitterness have lasted generations. Then there's another murder and, as the spring weather shrouds the island in claustrophobic mists, Jimmy must dig up old secrets to stop a new killer from striking again... Ideal for: Red Bones is the third book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - filmed as the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, Shetland. This paperback book has 392 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.8 x 2.6cm.
Alex Cross and his family join men and women across the nation lining the streets of Washington DC to mourn the unexpected death of the president. With the county in shock, the assassination of a prominent senator strikes another devastating blow to the heart of the nation's capital. Cross is called on the lead the FBI investigation to find America's most wanted criminal. But what follows will plunge the country into chaos, and draw Cross into the most important case of his life. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781787466029• Author: James Patterson• Publisher: Arrow Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 414• Dimensions: 18 x 11 x 3cm
Myron Bolitar once had a promising career as a sportsman, until an accident forced him to quit. After a spell in the FBI he now runs his own business. Then Myron is approached to find Greg Downing. He knows Greg from old - they were once rivals, not just in sport, but for a woman they both loved. Now Greg has vanished, and the team boss wants Myron to find him, before news of his disappearance is leaked to the press. In Greg's house Myron finds blood in the basement - lots of it. And when he discovers the body of a woman, he begins to unravel the strange, violent world of a national hero gone wrong, as he comes face-to-face with a past he can't re-live, and a present he may not survive. Product Information: ISBN: 9781409150527 Author: Harlan Coben Publisher: Orion Books Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.8cm
DI Meg Dalton is thrown headlong into her latest case when she finds a ten-year-old girl running barefoot through the woods in a blood-soaked nightdress. In the house nearby, the girl's father has been brutally stabbed to death. At first Meg suspects a robbery gone tragically wrong, but something doesn't add up. Why does the girl have no memory of what happened to her? And why has her behaviour changed so dramatically since her recent heart transplant? The case takes a chilling turn when evidence points to the girl's involvement in her own father's murder. As unsettling family secrets emerge, Meg is forced to question her deepest beliefs to discover the shocking truth, before the killer strikes again… Product Information: ISBN: 9780008214692 Author: Roz Watkins Publisher: Harper Collins Format: Paperback Pages: 392 Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 2.8cm
Torrential rain triggers a landslide in the dark hours of a Shetland winter and the burial of an old friend of DI Jimmy Perez is in danger...As he watches the floor of mud and water smash through a croft house. Within the rubble, he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Perez soon becomes obsessed with tracing her identity until it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez feels bound by duty to find out who she was and how she died. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781447278221• Author: Ann Cleeves• Publisher: Pan Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 396• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm