Redemption Point by Candice Fox
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The New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox, delivers a compulsive new crime thriller and stunning sequel to her breakout novel Crimson Lake. Former police detective Ted Conkaffey once again teams up with an unlikely partner – this time the father of the girl he was accused of abducting. When Ted was wrongly accused of abducting thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But Claire’s devastated father, Dale Bingley, has a brutal revenge plan – and if Ted doesn’t help find the real abductor, he’ll be its first casualty. Redemption is certainly on the cards – but it may well cost them their lives.
The Chalkman by C. J. Tudor
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It all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident – when twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man. It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his friends. And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl. That was thirty years ago. Then Eddie receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure. As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over. Everyone has secrets. Everyone is guilty of something. And children are not always so innocent.
Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz
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Hellbent is the stunning third Orphan X thriller from bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz. To some he was Orphan X; others knew him as the Nowhere Man. But to Jack Johns he was Evan Smoak, a boy taken from an orphanage. Jack raised him inside a top-secret government programme and trained him to become a lethal weapon. And yet for all the dangerous skills he instilled in his young charge, Jack cared for him like a son. Jack knew too much about a programme that had gone rotten - he was a dangerous loose end. But if you go after the only person who treated him decently, the Nowhere Man will be coming for you – hellbent on making things right.
In The Garden of the Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey
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From the award-winning author of Only the Animals comes a novel of obsession, guilt, and the power of the past. Vita receives an email from her old benefactor, Royce, twenty years after she forbade him to contact her. Once, she was one of his brightest protégées; now her career has stalled and Royce is ailing. Both have lost beloveds, one to an untimely death, another to a strange disappearance. And both are trying to free themselves from the past, Vita from the inheritance of her birthplace, Royce from the grip of Pompeii and the secrets of the Garden of the Fugitives. Between what’s been repressed and what has been excavated are disturbances that reach back through decades.
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
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Now a major film starring Michael Fassbender. A boy called Jonas wakes up to see the first snow has fallen, and his mother has disappeared. Only her pink scarf remains, wrapped around a snowman outside. Detective Harry Hole soon discovers that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears, Harry’s worst suspicion is confirmed: a serial killer is operating on his home turf. Soon the first snow will come. And then he will appear again. And when the snow is gone … he will have taken someone else.
The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
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A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she’s arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new thriller.
Everything is Lies by Helen Callaghan
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Sophia's parents have lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find her mother hanging from a tree in the garden. Her father lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer. To clear her mother's name Sophia needs to delve deep into her family's past - a past full of dark secrets she never suspected were there...
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
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Why would you run scared from a happy home? You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You're making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That's the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn't so sure. And even you don't know what to believe...
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
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Alice and Jake are the perfect couple - sort of. On the day of their wedding, a stranger offers them the chance to join a mysterious group, known as The Pact. With its promise of a lifelong marriage of happiness, Jake and Alice are persuaded to accept. But then one of them breaks the rules. Alice and Jake are about to discover that, like marriage, The Pact is for life. The members will go to any lengths to ensure nobody leaves - until the marriage of their dreams becomes their worst nightmare. Under The Pact, 'Till death us do part' has a whole new meaning...
I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen
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A young woman’s body is found in a house decorated with horror movie posters. She lies on her bed, two bloodied objects in her palm. Detective Jane Rizzoli and forensic pathologist Maura Isles are are unable to identify the immediate cause of death. Their investigation leads them to a high-profile murder case that was seemingly solved years before. But when another body is found in horrific circumstances, the link between the two bodies is clear. Was the wrong person sent to prison? Is the real killer out there right now? One woman knows the killer is coming for her next. She’s the only one who can help Rizzoli and Isles catch him. But she has a secret that she has to keep.
The Perfect Couple by Lexi Landsman
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Sarah and Marco Moretti are the perfect couple. Together they have travelled the globe building high-profile careers as archaeologists. Now, at a dig in Florence, they are on the brink of the discovery of a lifetime. On the evening that Sarah uncovers the San Gennaro necklace – a long-lost antiquity that will bring them worldwide fame – she witnesses Marco kissing another woman. Blinded by tears, she drives home alone in the dead of night. When Sarah wakes up in hospital, she has no memory of the car accident that brought her there - or the 48 hours preceding it. Gone is the knowledge of her husband’s infidelity, as well as the recollection of finding the necklace. The loss of those memories will have devastating repercussions…
Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
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Vivian Miller is a CIA analyst assigned to uncover Russian sleeper cells in the USA. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian spy, she stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents living in her own country. Five seemingly normal people living in plain sight. A few clicks later, everything that matters to Vivian is threatened - her job, her husband, even her four children... Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she's facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust? Will her next move be the right one?