Working in an exclusive, high-end rehab clinic in Germany, ex-con Alicia Petersen does her job well enough to get through the day. Battered by life, she's generally not one for conversation, escaping her dreary existence through daydreams of her childhood. These dreams and the friendship of Miriam Morgenroth, an elderly patient, are all that keep her going. One day, Miriam disappears without a trace. But patients do walk away from rehab time and again, so no one suspects foul play--no one except Alicia. Determined to conduct her own search, she asks for help from a chemo-ravaged police detective, Chris Winkler, who jumps at a chance to put his dormant expertise to use in the investigation. From the Bavarian Alps to the northern German Coast, the two follow a bloody trail into a world of betrayal, revenge, and murder, with motives that reach far back into an appalling past. As Alicia and Chris grow closer, they soon discover that Miriam had many secrets--the sort that threaten the lives of those who attempt to bring them to light.
Love Is Pink!
Author: Roxann Hill, Elena Mancini
Michelle has everything: good looks, a great job, a fancy apartment, and cash to burn. She also has a boyfriend, Valentin--her dream man. There's just one tiny snag: his wife. Valentin promised Michelle that as soon as his children were grown, he would leave his marriage to be with her. But when the time comes--and to no one's surprise but her own--Valentin chooses his wealthy wife, leaving Michelle stranded in the French Alps. Michelle finds herself lost and without a way back to Berlin. Out of options, Michelle hitches a ride in a rickety pink Citroën with the attractive but ostensibly penniless David and his precocious daughter, Emma. Over the course of their three-day trip, Michelle comes face-to-face with the life she's created. With David and Emma offering a fresh perspective, Michelle redefines what love is, and wonders whether it might truly be pink.
Author: Sean Lennon
NO TWO FINGERPRINTS ARE THE SAME A lawyer is found murdered in his Hoboken home. The only evidence found by Homicide detectives Brett Foster and Josh Raghetti is a single thumbprint in the victim’s blood. BUT WHAT IF SOMEONE HAD YOUR PRINT? The print is traced back to store owner, Craig Waterford. But Craig pleads that he is innocent and does not know the victim. Yet the evidence does not lie. WHAT WOULD YOU DO? With the help of an old friend and lawyer, Jacob Scott, Craig races against the police in order to find out who really is the killer and why he is being framed for a crime he did not commit. By the time it’s all over, Craig and Jacob will learn just how deep the truth has been buried.
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
The unnervingly good sixth psychological thriller from bestselling crime writer Sophie Hannah, not to be missed for readers of Nicci French and Liane Moriarty. 'Jaw-droppingly assured' Daily Express 'A first-class whodunnit' Scotsman Don't go into the other woman's house... It's 1.15 a.m. Connie Bowskill should be asleep. Instead, she's logging on to a property website in search of a particular house: 11 Bentley Grove, Cambridge. She knows it's for sale; she saw the estate agent's board in the front garden less than six hours ago. Soon Connie is clicking on the 'Virtual Tour' button, keen to see the inside of 11 Bentley Grove and put her mind at rest once and for all. She finds herself looking at a scene from a nightmare: in the living room, in the middle of the carpet, there's a woman lying face down in a huge pool of blood. In shock, Connie wakes her husband Kit. But when Kit sits down at the computer to take a look, he sees no dead body, only a pristine beige carpet in a perfectly ordinary room . . .
Author: Melanie Raabe
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Now in paperback, the twisted debut thriller about a reclusive author who sets the perfect trap for her sister's murderer--but is he really the killer? The renowned author Linda Conrads is famous for more than just her bestselling novels. For over eleven years, she has mystified fans by never setting foot outside her home. Far-fetched, sometimes sinister rumors surround the shut-in writer, but they pale in comparison to the chilling truth: Linda is haunted by the unsolved murder of her younger sister, whom she discovered in a pool of blood twelve years ago, and by the face of the man she saw fleeing the scene. Now plagued by panic attacks, Linda copes with debilitating anxiety by secluding herself in her house, her last safe haven. But the sanctity of this refuge is shattered when her sister's murderer appears again--this time on her television screen. Empowered with sudden knowledge but hobbled by years of isolation, Linda resolves to use her only means of communication with the outside world--the plot of her next novel--to lay an irresistible trap for the man. But as the plan is set in motion and the past comes rushing back, Linda's memories of that traumatic night--and her very sanity--are called into question. Is this man really a heartless killer or merely a helpless victim?
Author: Leena Lehtolainen
Noora Nieminen was destined to become a world champion. But when the sixteen-year-old skating sensation is found slain with her own skates, her promising career is unexpectedly cut short. Detective Maria Kallio is seven months pregnant, but that isn't going to stop her from putting everything she has into solving the murder. With a promotion on the line and her arrogant adversary, Pertti Ström, vying for the new job, Maria is determined to make an arrest. Could it be the deviant criminal who's lately been terrorizing the city? Is it the former lover of Noora's mother, who has been stalking the family since she rejected him? Or might the killer be someone even closer than that? With so much riding on Noora's success--and so many people with motives to murder--the detective must sift through the long list of suspects before the case turns ice cold. Death Spiral, the fifth book in Lehtolainen's international bestselling Nordic crime series, is a chilling tale of hot tempers, high stakes, and the untimely death of a rising star.
Author: Leena Lehtolainen
When the well-known director of a women's retreat center goes missing, Espoo Police Detective Maria Kallio is called to investigate. As the missing woman's friends and family quickly become the pool of suspects, Maria must soften her tough interrogation style to uncover the information she needs to solve the crime. Meanwhile, a killer Maria put in prison escapes and sets out to take revenge. As the missing persons case—and Maria's personal life—become increasingly complicated, the Espoo Police work to track down the escaped killer before it's too late.
Der neue Thriller von Bestsellerautorin Roxann Hill Ein Mord. Und ein schreckliches Geheimnis. Trier: Der angesehene Winzer Dirk Levèfre soll seine Frau brutal ermordet haben. Niemand glaubt an seine Unschuld, die Beweise sprechen gegen ihn. Er wendet sich an seinen Jugendfreund, Pfarrer Paul Wagner - der Einzige, der ihm noch helfen kann. Widerstrebend sagt Paul zu. Aufgrund eines traumatischen Erlebnisses hat er seiner Geburtsstadt vor Jahren den Rücken gekehrt, und nun holen ihn die Schatten der Vergangenheit gnadenlos ein. Gemeinsam mit Privatermittlerin Anne Steinbach, die von ihrem letzten Fall noch schwer gezeichnet ist, setzt er alles daran, den wahren Täter zu finden. Doch was er und Anne nicht ahnen: Sie haben es nicht nur mit einem Mord zu tun. Ein Jäger lauert im Verborgenen. Er jagt Frauen, um ihnen Unaussprechliches zuzufügen. Bislang kennen ihn nur seine Opfer. Und er schreckt vor nichts zurück, damit es so bleibt. Der neunte Fall mit dem ungleichen Ermittlerduo Anne Steinbach und Paul Wagner, das sich nicht nur durch die Aufklärung von Morden verbunden fühlt.__________________________________________________________________________________Die Fälle von Steinbach und Wagner haben bislang rund 700.000 Leserinnen und Leser begeistert.Die außergewöhnliche Serie genießt unter Thriller- und Krimifans längst Kultstatus. Bisher erschienen: - Wo die toten Kinder leben (Steinbach und Wagner 1) (Nr. 1 der Kindle-Charts, Jahresbestseller 2013, 2014 und 2016, BILD-Bestseller 2016) - Die Tränen der toten Nonne (Steinbach und Wagner 2) (Nr. 2 der Kindle-Charts, Jahresbestseller 2013 und 2014) - Tote Seelen reden nicht (Steinbach und Wagner 3) (Nr. 1 der Kindle-Charts, Jahresbestseller 2014) - Das Flehen der Toten (Steinbach und Wagner 4) (Nr. 2 der Kindle-Charts, Jahresbestseller 2015) - Das Haus der Toten (Steinbach und Wagner 5) (Nr. 3 der Kindle-Charts, Jahresbestseller 2016, BILD-Bestseller 2016) - Und nachts träumt der Tod (Steinbach und Wagner 6) (Nr. 1 der Kindle-Charts, Jahresbestseller 2016, BILD-Bestseller 2016) - Tot um halb zwölf - Ein Steinbach und Wagner-Kurzthriller - Totgesagte sterben auch (Steinbach und Wagner 7) (Nr. 2 der Kindle-Charts, Jahresbestseller 2017, BILD-Bestseller 2017) - Wen der Tod findet (Steinbach und Wagner 8) (Nr. 3 der Kindle-Charts, Jahresbestseller 2017, BILD-Bestseller 2017) - Wie der Tod so still (Steinbach und Wagner 9) *Neuerscheinung!* Anne Steinbach und Paul Wagner kommen wieder! Weitere Bücher von Roxann Hill: - Dunkel Land (Kriminalroman) - Der Tod der blauen Blume (Thriller) - Death of the Blue Flower (Englische Ausgabe) - Lilith. Für ein Ende der Ewigkeit (Lilith-Saga 1, Fantasy-Thriller) - Lilith. Eine andere Art von Ewigkeit (Lilith-Saga 2, Fantasy-Thriller) - Lilith. Im Abgrund der Ewigkeit (Lilith-Saga 3, Fantasy-Thriller) - Lilith: Vor der Ewigkeit (Lilith-Saga 4, Fantasy-Thriller) - Liebe macht pink! (Liebesroman) - Love is Pink! (Englische Ausgabe) - L'amore rende ... Rosa (Italienische Ausgabe) - Liebe reist wohin sie will (Liebesroman) - Zwei Wünsche zu Weihnachten (Liebesroman, Novelle)
The Second Time Around
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In a novel that reaffirms her reputation as "America's Queen of Suspense," Mary Higgins Clark delivers a gripping tale of deception and tantalizing suspense. Nicholas Spencer, charismatic head of the medical research company Gen-stone, involved in the development of an anticancer vaccine, suddenly disappears. His private plane crashes en route to Puerto Rico, but his body is not found. Early results of the vaccine seemed highly promising. Yet, coinciding with Nicholas Spencer's disappearance comes news that the FDA is denying approval. Then follows the shocking revelation that Spencer had looted Gen-stone of huge sums of money -- including the lifetime savings of people who had risked every penny they had. Marcia "Carley" DeCarlo, the thirty-two-year-old columnist for the Wall Street Weekly, is assigned to cover the story. Carley is the stepsister of Spencer's wife, Lynn, an aggressive PR woman and socialite, whom she dislikes and distrusts. The day after news of her husband's disappearance rocks the financial and medical world, Lynn attends a meeting of the stockholders of Gen-stone, flaunting expensive clothing and jewelry. Accused of having participated in the scam, she appears indifferent to the anger and despair of the people attending, among them a man whose child has cancer and who is now about to lose his home. That night, she narrowly escapes death when her mansion in Bedford, New York, is set on fire. She turns to Carley, begging her to use her investigative skills to prove that she was not her husband's accomplice. As Carley proceeds with her investigation, she is confronted by seemingly impenetrable questions: Is Nicholas Spencer dead or in hiding? Was he guilty or set up? Why the sudden reversal in medical opinion of the vaccine from recognition to condemnation? And as the facts begin to unfold, she becomes the target of a dangerous group involved in a sinister and fraudulent scheme. The Second Time Around is Mary Higgins Clark at her best, telling a story that intertwines fiction with the stuff of real-life headlines in a novel of breathtaking suspense and surprises.
The Janus Stone
Author: Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Investigating the discovery of a murdered child on a demolition site, pregnant archaeologist Ruth Galloway teams up with Detective Harry Nelson to discern the victim's identity before realizing that she is being targeted by a dangerous assailant. By the author of The Crossing Places.
Author: Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
New York Times bestselling author Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's latest thriller finds probation officer Carolyn Sullivan pursuing a twisted killer in a case that defies logic, evidence, and Carolyn's own street smarts. . . It's been ten years since Carolyn Sullivan helped put vicious murderer and serial rapist Carl Holden behind bars. Forensic evidence had him nailed dead to rights. But in a stunning turn of events, Holden is once again a free man--and Carolyn is his probation officer. To the state, Holden has served his time. To Carolyn, he represents a heinous miscarriage of justice. Then a body is found in the same location where Holden buried his first victim. As the dead count quickly mounts, everything Carolyn ever trusted as a professional is put to the test. With time running out, only the biggest gamble of her life can stop a ruthless killer--or bring alive her worst nightmare. "A great page-turner. . .a whirlwind finish." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A terrific protagonist, fabulous forensic support, and an incredible climax. . .A superb thriller." --Midwest Book Review "A detailed insider's look behind the badge." --Daily News [A Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club] Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's fourteen-year career in law enforcement included jobs with the Dallas Police Department, the New Mexico State Police, the Ventura Police, and the Ventura County Probation Department, where she was a superior court investigator. A New York Times bestselling author, she has won acclaim for her novels Mitigating Circumstances, Interest of Justice, First Offense, California Angel, Trial by Fire, Abuse of Power, Buried Evidence, Conflict of Interest, Sullivan's Law, and Sullivan's Justice. Her books have been translated into almost every language and have been bestsellers in many countries. She has been featured in People magazine and has appeared on Prime Time Live, The Today Show, Rivera Live, Entertainment Tonight, and CNN's Talk Back Live. She lives in the Los Angeles area.
In Hannah Dennison's Murder at Honeychurch Hall, Kat Stanford is just days away from starting her dream antique business with her newly widowed mother Iris when she gets a huge shock. Iris has recklessly purchased a dilapidated carriage house at Honeychurch Hall, an isolated country estate located several hundred miles from London. Yet it seems that Iris isn't the only one with surprises at Honeychurch Hall. Behind the crumbling façade, the inhabitants of the stately mansion are a lively group of eccentrics to be sure—both upstairs and downstairs —and they all have more than their fair share of skeletons in the closet. When the nanny goes missing, and Vera, the loyal housekeeper ends up dead in the grotto, suspicions abound. Throw in a feisty, octogenarian countess, a precocious seven year old who is obsessed with the famous fighter pilot called Biggles, and a treasure trove of antiques, and there is more than one motive for murder. As Iris's past comes back to haunt her, Kat realizes she hardly knows her mother at all. A when the bodies start piling up, it is up to Kat to unravel the tangled truth behind the murders at Honeychurch Hall.
Author: Sharon Bolton, S. J. Bolton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
The Fletchers' beautiful new house is everything they dreamed it would be. Built between two churches in Heptonclough, a small village on the moors that time forgot, it ought to be paradise for this young family of five, but they barely have a chance to settle in before they find that they're anything but welcome. Someone seems to be trying to drive them away--at first with silly pranks but then with threats that become increasingly dangerous, especially to the oldest child, ten-year-old Tom Fletcher, who begins to believe that someone is always watching him. The adults in Tom's life are trying to help, including his parents; the vicar next door, younger and more dashing than you'd expect a vicar to be; and a therapist, Evi Oliver, who believes him more than she wants to. But there are other clues that something isn't quite right in Heptonclough, including the mysterious accidental deaths of three toddlers over the last ten years. It is not until Tom's siblings, two-year-old Milly and five-year-old Joe Fletcher, go missing in turn that the little village's evil secret turns the Fletchers' dreams into a nightmare. With Sacrifice, Awakening, and now Blood Harvest, S. J. Bolton displays time and time again her remarkable talent as a beguiling storyteller, a master of thrills, and the mistress of her own brand of modern Gothic tale.
Gypsy in Amber
Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From “the master of the international thriller” (The New York Times) and the bestselling author of Tatiana and Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith’s first mystery novel—a classic crime whodunit with a shocking twist. One girl was dead, one girl was threatened, one girl was possessed. One girl was found horribly mutilated, the victim of a rite that no sane person believed could take place in the modern world. One girl lay trembling in her apartment, as the strange intruders forced open her bedroom door, and the waking nightmare began. And one girl discovered that her body and her soul were no longer her own.... A murder threatens to force the police into a confrontation with New York’s gypsy community. The cops are determined to pin the blame on a gypsy. But antique dealer Roman Grey knows there is more to the case than the convenient closing of a crime file, and he vows to bring the truly guilty to justice. You’ll never guess the secret of Gypsy in Amber.