CLOSE YOUR EYES MICHAEL ROBOTHAM
A REAL MUST BUY MUST READ
A mother and her teenage daughter are found brutally murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince. Reluctantly, clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, calling himself the ‘Mindhunter’, trading on Joe’s name, has jeopardised the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger
With no shortage of suspects and tempers beginning to fray, Joe discover links between these murders to a series of brutal attacks where the men and women are choked unconscious and the letter ‘A’ is carved into their foreheads.
As the case becomes ever more complex, nothing is quite what it seems and soon Joe’s fate, and that of those closest to him, become intertwined with a merciless, unpredictable killer .
A real must buy must read. Once I started reading Close Your Eyes I could not stop. This is a superbly chilling new psychological thriller from one of most brilliant authors of today. Two victims, forty-three year old mother Elizabeth and daughter Harper Crowe nearly eighteen are found brutally murdered in their remote farm-house. Horrific details of killings emerge Elizabeth was stabbed thirty-six times. Joe O’Loughlin a clinical psychologist views crime scenes differently from detectives he can look at photographs and piece together and he is called upon for his help. The story rides one bubble after the other. There is more to Elizabeth than any one could ever imagine. Elizabeth Crowe had been using a dating website to meet sexual partners. Honestly the pace and plot never flag. The investigation takes Joe O’Loughlin and the police with six prime suspects. Joe’s home family life is upsetting with human suffering pushed to the limits. Close Your Eyes is putting out a hand to tug the reader in to murder and an heart-breaking scenes. A must buy must read.
ANOTHER MOTHER’S SON JANET DAVEY
Lorna Parry lives with her three sons, each one lurching uncomfortably into adulthood. In the claustrophobic loneliness of her own home, Lorna orbits around her sons and struggles to talk to them; she’s still angry at her ex-husband, uncomfortable around her father’s new girlfriend, and works quietly as the only employee left in a deserted London archive. Life seems precariously balanced. Then a shocking event occurs in the stationery cupboard at the boys’ school and her world threatens to implode.
Praised for her taut and subtle prose, Janet Davey returns with an unsettling new novel about family and strangers. Her portrait of lives at crisis point is a masterful study in rendering the everyday beautiful and surprising.
MY SISTER’S SECRET TRACY BUCHANAN
She’s lied to you all your life
Discovering the truth could destroy you
Willow’s memories of her parents are sun-drenched and full of smiles, love and laughter. But a mysterious invitation to a photographic exhibition exposes a secret that’s been buried since a tragic accident years ago.
Willow is forced to question everything she knew about Charity, her late mother, and Hope, the aunt she’s lived with since she was a child.
How was the enigmatic photographer connected to Willow? Why will her aunt not break her silence? Willow needs answers.
But who can she trust?
Because no one has been telling the truth for a very long time.
UNTOUCHABLE AVA MARSH
Attraction can be fatal
Stella is an escort, immersed in a world of desire, betrayal and secrets. It’s exactly where she wants to be. Stella used to be someone else: respectable, loved, safe.
When a fellow call girl is murdered, Stella has a choice: forget what she’s seen, or risk everything to get justice for her friend. In her line of work, she’s never far from the edge, but pursuing the truth could take Stella past the point of no return.
A must buy must read.
Ava Marsh and I share the same surname, and Ava grew up in Margate not far from where I live.
Imagine if Belle du Jour and Martina Cole teamed up to write a thriller together the result would be Untouchable, a dark and sexy thriller with flawed but likable heroine.
It is fast-paced, compelling and deserves to be a huge hit. Untouchable is a gritty commercial thriller with an addictive blend of sex.
The story is based on considerable research into the oft ignored world of high-class escorting. Untouchable offers authentic and insight into a dangerous world intriguing world we are not often privy to.
It challenges traditional clichés of the thriller genre, and highlights controversy surrounding feminism and the sex industry. Attraction can be fatal when a call girl is murdered.
I really enjoyed reading Untouchable and I look forward to Ava Marsh next new pulse-pounding thriller novel.
IN THE NAME OF LOVE PATRICK SMITH
A young woman is brutally murdered on an island near Stockholm. Suspicion falls first on a family of Iraqi refugees, initially welcomed into the community but gradually feared and shunned. But then, as the victim’s story begins to unfold, suspicion begins inexorably to fall elsewhere.
Lena Sundman was rude, dysfunctional, and very young. Everything a reserved man like Dan Byrne disliked. Taking refuge on the island after the sudden death of his wife, Dan finds himself strangely drawn to the troubled girl, starting from the moment he reluctantly rescues her in the teeth of a gathering snowstorm.
This is a taut, elegantly chilling drama.
The author Patrick Smith was born in Ireland and has spent most of his life as a translator in Sweden and, having published novels and short stories in Swedish, began his first novel in English at the age of seventy.
Published by head of zeus.
AMONG THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS JULIA PIERPONT
Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist, charming and vain. His wife Deb, a failed dancer,left the profession to have their two children. Deb knows Jack’s weakness his ability to manipulate, his wandering eye. But he chosen to ignore them. Only now she can’t.
A cardboard box arrives in the mail containing hundreds of printed emails chronicling Jack’s secret life. The package is addressed to Deb, but it’s delivered into the wrong hands: her eleven-year-old daughter’s
Do you go by Deborah? It sounds so uptight.I bet you hate Debbie. I hate Debbie too.Jack calls you Deb. This is a letter about Jack.
About the author Julia Pierpont she is working on book two. It still plays with time, but in a different way.
BLACK CAIRN POINT CLAIRE McFALL
TWO SURVIVORS, ONE TERRIBLE TRUTH
Heather agrees to a group camping holiday with Dougie and his friends because she’s desperate to get closer to him. But when the two of them disturb a pagan burial site above the beach, she becomes certain that they have woken a malevolent spirit. Something is alive out there in the pitch-black dark, and it is planning to wreak deadly revenge.
One year later Heather knows that she was very lucky to escape Black Cairn Point but she is still waiting for Dougie to wake from his coma. If he doesn’t, how will she prove her sanity, and her innocence?
I can not believe how good Black Cairn Point is. Full marks to Claire McFall for playing with a few different ranges between styles to this creepy story.
A group of friends all agree to go to Black Cairn Point for a camping holiday. While they are at the camping site they disturb a pagan burial site above the beach. Heather becomes certain that they have woken a malevolent spirit.
Along the way the characters are captured in various different ways. Martin Robertson was the first of the group that just disappeared. Darren Gibson vanished from the cove when he was collecting firewood with Emma. After Darren’s disappearance Emma Collins had strange behaviour and then later she disappeared. The only two that are left in the group are Dougie and Hannah. Chaos is unleashed as Dougie disappears right in front of Hannah, but she can not save him.
Hannah is taken to Dr Petersen facility by court order where she is locked in an isolated room. Hannah wants everyone to know that a supernatural creature from hell took all her friends. But Dr Petersen wants to know what really happened. How did everyone disappear? It seemed like her family and Dr Petersen was calling her insane, crazy or a murderer. Then Hannah finds out that Dougie was in a coma in hospital.
The questioned I asked myself is she really insane or a murderer? The story creates a delicious stir. I was eager to find out if everything that happened really did happen or was there really more to Hannah.
Will Dougie be out of his coma before Hannah is due to go to court again for a second trail? And could he save her from being sent to jail.?
A super buy. Black Cairn Point leaves you stunned and addicted with a great mixture of friendship, supernatural combined with a chilling atmospheric thriller.