Author: Michael Hambling
Devastating family secrets from the past. Sisters with a murderour rivalry... A family move into their dream home in Dorchester: it seems parfect, particularly for their two children, but when Philip and Jill Freeman decide to move a buddleia bush, what they find buried beneath its roots will haunt them forever. DCI Sophie Allen is forced to probe crimes that occured many years ago, crimes that cause emotional upheavals within the local community. In a complex investigation, Sophie Allen unearths family secrets which carry on having devastating effects to this day and risk taking new lives.
Author: Joy Ellis
"A skeleton is found in a shallow grave in the churchyard. But this was not an official burial, the victim was murdered decades ago. At the same time DI Nikki Galena and her team are investigating the brutal slaying of a local business woman, Madeline Prospero. She was a member of an exclusive and secretive drinking club called The Brair Patch. But they’ve got no suspects and no one is telling them the truth. Meanwhile, the buried skeleton leads them on a trail to the village of Quintin Eaudyke. This is a troubled place. In the late seventies and eighties a reign of terror and abuse wa unleashed on the close knit population. When other women from The Briar Patch come under threat, Nikki faces a race against time to stop more murders."--Author's website.
Author: Mary-Jane Riley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A darkly compelling psychological thriller, full of twists and turns, perfect for fans of SISTER SISTER by Sue Fortin and INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins.
Author: Chris Collett
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Detective Inspector Tom Mariner's troubled past is about to catch up with him in this intriguing mystery Grieving the death of his ex-lover, Detective Inspector Tom Mariner has taken two weeks' leave to recuperate, seeking peace and solitude in a remote corner of Wales. The last thing he imagined was to find himself caught up in a murder investigation - with himself as the prime suspect. But when his walking holiday is interrupted by the discovery of a dead body, Tom discovers that there are a number of disturbing secrets being kept behind the closed doors of the ancient stone farmhouses that populate the region.
Author: Joy Ellis
While DI Nikki Galena tries fulfill her father's dying request to "find Eve", a dead drug dealer is found in an abandoned airfield that locals say is haunted. The trail of both mysteries lead to a shocking discovery that puts Nikki and her team in mortal danger.
Author: Rachel Lynch
DI Kelly Porter is back. But will this new case push her beyond her limits? On a peaceful summer's morning in the Lake District, a woman's body is discovered outside a church. She's been murdered and a brutal, symbolic act performed on her corpse. DI Kelly Porter is in charge of the team investigating the crime, and is determined to bring the killer to justice. But as more deaths occur it is clear this is the work of a disturbed, dangerous and determined individual. Can Kelly put the puzzle pieces together before the danger comes closer to home? Don't miss this gripping crime thriller featuring an unforgettable detective. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and Robert Bryndza. Praise for Deep Fear: ‘Deep Fear’ is one heck of a thrilling rollercoaster ride of a read and it is a book which I would wholeheartedly recommend to other readers’ Ginger Book Geek ‘A real page turner which will keep you guessing until the end’ Reader review ‘This is definitely emerging as a series to watch and I look forward to seeing what the Lake District has in store next for Kelly Porter’ Go Buy the Book ‘The characters are so real that at times I found myself catching my breath at the sheer energy and determination of DI Kelly Porter’ All Things Bookie ‘The authentic and well-researched plot and the realistic characters make this story come to life’ Jane Hunt Writer ‘The first one was brilliant, and so is this one... WOW!’ Kindle 4 Me Blog ‘I really liked the plot and the setting was beautiful (if it ever can be the case with murders). The building up to the point when finally we (the reader and the DI) find out who the killer is was brilliant. And then came a twist that made for an even better ending, with moments fearing the worst for not only Kelly Porter but her family as well’ Reader review ‘You won't be able to put this book down, so save it for a LONG day at the beach, or at the pool, so you won't have to leave it!’ Bless Their Hearts Mum Blog ‘Great read. I loved the first book in this series [Dark Game] and this is just as good’ Reader review ‘Rachel Lynch is a fascinatingly great crime writer. She understands the rules of the genre and how to break them to turn an average crime series into something interesting and different’ Romantic, Rebels and Reviews ‘Deep Fear is a cracking read’ Life of Cri ‘I can’t recommend it enough and I’m already looking forward to my next adventure with DI Kelly Porter!’ Sarah Wither’s Blog ‘The author delivered a fast paced, edge of your seat thriller’ Reader review ‘It is a spine chilling page turner’ Reader review ‘A very worthy follow-up to Dark Game’ Reader review ‘Loved this book. Lots of twists and turns, lot of suspense throughout, a good read and good easy read to as it keeps you going. Loved the characters and loved the flow of the book’ Reader review ‘I would honestly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys mystery thrillers who are in for a multiple book ride’ 4* Reader review
Author: Michael Hambling
Introducing DCI Sophie Allen in an exciting new detective series that will have you gripped from start to heart-stopping finish "The plot is meticulously crafted, absorbing and the narrative flows effortlessly." Purbeck Gazette A young woman's body is discovered on a deserted footpath in a Dorset seaside town late on a cold November night. She has been stabbed through the heart. It seems like a simple crime for DCI Sophie Allen and her team to solve. But not when the victim's mother is found strangled the next morning. The case grows more complex as DCI Sophie Allen discovers that the victims had secret histories, involving violence and intimidation. There's an obvious suspect but Detective Allen isn't convinced. Could someone else be lurking in the shadows, someone savagely violent, looking for a warped revenge? DARK CRIMES is the first in a series of detective thrillers featuring DCI Sophie Allen, head of the newly formed Violent Crime Unit in Dorset. She is pushed to the limit in her first major case as the team's head. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
Author: Joy Ellis
The young woman in the barn had been kept captive for some time. And the case shows strong similarities to an unsolved murder in Derbyshire. When another woman is found alive with similar injuries the case grows even more complicated. At the same time, the Fenland police have received intelligence that the ruthless criminal Freddy Carver plans to make Greenborough the hub for his new enterprise. DI Nikki Galena is desperate to track down Freddie Carver and make sure that he does not put down roots in the Fens, but finding him is not easy. And what's his connection to the kidnapped girls? And who is the woman being held captive in a remote location? DI Nikki Galena must rally her team of detectives, while facing a traitor on the inside, as Nikki races against time to save more than one victim, including someone she care deeply about.
Author: Richard Haley
Hired to find a missing person by a woman called Jane Kennedy, private investigator Frank Crane finds his case connecting with the savage murder of a young man in Woking, Surrey, months earlier. Eventually the two find themselves on the run from a dangerous killer.
Author: Sharon Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
People think of Mother Nature as a gentle lady. They forget that she's also Death. Sixteen-year-old Poppy Sinclair believes in quantum particles, not tarot cards, in Dawkins, not druids. Last summer, in a boating accident in the Lake District, Poppy had a brush with death. But the girl she finds face down in Scariswater hasn't been so lucky. As she fights to discover the truth behind what she believes is murder, Poppy is forced to concede that people and things are not always what they seem and, slipping ever deeper into a web of lies, jealousy and heart-stopping danger, she comes to realise - too late - that the one thing that can save her has been right there, all the time.
Author: J. A. Kerley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The next in the bestselling series of psychological thrillers featuring Carson Ryder, the detective with a unique perspective on serial killers