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'The first book I read in 2017 - and if another as good comes along in the next 12 months, I'll eat my special gold reviewing spectacles' DAILY MAIL
Meet the 'Keeper of Lost Things'...
Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before.
Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners.
But the final wishes of the 'Keeper of Lost Things' have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters...
Coming in May 2018: Ruth Hogan's second novel A Beginner's Guide to Drowning
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
THE SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
THE SIMON MAYO RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE
'This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017 . . . This year The Girl Before will be that book' InStyle
'A girl thriller that outdoes Paula Hawkins' Sunday Times
Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection . . . but can you pay the price?
Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in, she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a re-run of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the reader off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense, page-turning portrayal of psychological obsession.
Following in the footsteps of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, The Girl Before is being brought to the big screen by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard.
'A really clever thriller . . . [the film] will no doubt become the third big "Girl" film' Daily Mail
'A deeply addictive literary thriller that deserves to be one of this year's biggest successes' Daily Express
Would you risk everything for the man you loved? Even if you knew he'd done something terrible?
'A heart-wrenching and gripping tale. I was hooked from the very first page.' Write Escape
Lara’s life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can’t tell anyone else or everything he has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage.
Maggie is married to Massimo’s brother Nico and lives with him and her troubled stepdaughter. She knows all of Nico’s darkest secrets – or so she thinks. Then one day she discovers a letter in the attic which reveals a shocking secret about Nico’s first wife. Will Maggie set the record straight or keep silent to protect those she loves?
For a family held together by lies, the truth will come at a devastating price.
A heart-wrenching, emotionally gripping read for fans of Amanda Prowse, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.
What everyone's saying about The Silent Wife:
'A compulsive read about secrets, lies, and the complexities of families' Bloomin' Brilliant Books
'What a great novel this is! A very moving story filled with deception, betrayal and, contrastingly, loyalty, love, caring and forgiveness... and it has a brilliant ending!' Splashes Into Books
'Well, this book is a firecracker!...you will experience a rollercoaster of emotions, with laughter, sadness and a satisfying ending that will bring a lump to your throat.' Many Books Many Lives
'A fantastic, thought-provoking story, told with pace and style' Laura Bambrey Books
'My heart broke … The plot is so well written that you begin to feel as though you are one of the family and it is packed with twists and turns.' The Reading Reverie
'A page turner - full of implied secrets, unravelling family lives, new family dynamics.' Bookworms and Shutterbugs
'An addictive novel about family dynamics, secrets and betrayals that will have your mouth hanging open in disbelief many times along the way.' Books Of All Kinds
'A compelling, chilling and heart pounding read which will take you on a rollercoaster ride you'll never want to leave. Phenomenally written and undeniably powerful, Kerry Fisher has done it yet again.' The Writing Garnet
'My only regret about this book is beginning to read it at half term and not been able to finish it quicker. An gripping and emotional read.' De Ja Reads
'It is rare that a book will make you look at your own personality and inspire you to be a better person. A less judgmental person. A braver person. The Silent Wife did that for me – and in the most unexpected way … I gasped, laughed and cried.' The Glass House Girls
'I loved this book… I was riveted throughout. 5*' Emma B books
'The Silent Wife had me engrossed from page one. Five Stars!' Boon's Bookcase
'Another five star read from Kerry Fisher ... I love Kerry Fisher's books and this was no exception!' Strongly Review
'A wonderful, poignant, heart breaking, heart warming story of families and secrets, of hidden strength and unexpected friendship. Brilliant! Very highly recommended. Cannot wait for Kerry's next!' Renita D'Silva
'Another five star read from Kerry Fisher ' Judging Covers
'I loved this! It was absolutely unputdownable and I didn't want it to end' Jenny Ashcroft
' A gripping, emotional novel ... a real page turner!' La Biblio de Cara
This book was previously titled The Secrets of Second Wives
The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror.
The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. ‘I wonder which one of us will be next?’
When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how?
The trail leads Lottie to St Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.
As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger?
Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice.
Fans of Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni will be gripped by this page-turning serial killer thriller, guaranteed to keep you reading late into the night.
What everyone is saying about The Missing Ones:
'This debut novel from Gibney is just EVERYTHING!!! This was THE BEST book I have read in quite some time. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would!' Butterfly's Booknerdia Blog
‘Totally riveting and 100% engrossing.’ Books From Dusk Till Dawn
'As soon as I started reading this, I was hooked.' Always With a Book
'A gripping read from beginning to finish.' Deja Read
'AMAZING! Really well written and kept me itching to read the next page. It was unputdownable! Cannot wait to read book two when released.' Goodreads Reviewer
'I was immediately grabbed by the opening paragraph and was so enthralled that I read it in two sittings. I only put it down when my eyes refused to stay open!' Goodreads Reviewer
'It's one of those stories where you look at the clock and you think just a couple more chapters, and then you look again and hours have gone by. It was well worth the lack of sleep.' Goodreads Reviewer
'A phenomenal read for a debut novel – when I say good, I mean gooooooooood.' Page Turners Nook
‘Gibney definitely is a writer to watch and an exciting new voice in crime fiction.’But Books are Better
'This story has it all, compelling characters, a strong plot, a lot of action, suspense, and tension. Reading this novel was fascinating and totally engaging.' Carol's Place
'I have found a new crime author to add to my must read list. I find it incredible that this is a debut novel, as it's polished, well plotted and gripping.' The Book Review Cafe
'Thrilling ... filled with twists and turns that surprise you out of nowhere; it is dark, mysterious, and gripping.' The Reading Lodge
'Wow! Thrilling and tense, with so many twists. A page-turning, unputdownable read. The suspense builds up throughout the book and the pace never lets down. And the ending - wow! I did not see it coming! I am in awe of this author. Five amazing stars.' Renita D'Silva
'If I had to describe this debut thriller in just one word, I'd choose engrossing.' Book Reviews by Monnie
'Every now and then something good comes into your life. Well in this case two things have. Detective Inspector Lottie Parker and her team; and the author Patricia Gibney who has written a brilliant page turner of a crime thriller. Let’s hope we hear a lot more from both of them.' Nigel Adams Bookworm
Do you love a gripping mystery with a huge twist? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. You won't be able to put it down. By an author everyone's talking about.
TWO GIRLS GO TO A PARTY, ONLY ONE RETURNS ALIVE
Toni, the surviving teenager, is found deliriously wandering the muddy fields of the fens. She has been drugged and it’s uncertain whether she’ll survive. She says she saw her friend Emily being dragged away from the party. But no one knows who Emily is or even if she’s still alive . . .
Meanwhile the drowned body of another girl has been found on an isolated beach.
And how does this all relate to the shocking disappearance of a little girl nearly a decade ago, a crime which was never solved? The girl’s mother is putting immense pressure on the police to re-open the high-profile case.
FOUR GIRLS. FOUR DAUGHTERS. FOUR FAMILIES WHO NEED JUSTICE AND CLOSURE.
DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland police are stretched to the limit as they try to bring the perpetrators of these shocking crimes to justice.
There is evidence of an illegal drinking club run by a shadowy group of men who are grooming teenagers. And the team come across a sinister former hospital called Windrush which seems to house many dark secrets. A sinister man works on the property alone, but the owner appears to be the perfect gentleman.
Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking ending.
What readers are saying about THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS
“Absolutely fantastic read with brilliant characters. I loved the story.” Sue Wallace
“This is a really good! It had some twists I never saw coming and the story was very original and yet not so far-fetched that it was unbelievable.” J. Copeland
“Lots of twists and turns.” Cathie Salva
“Another excellent read from the author.” S. Meikle
"This book had me hooked from the very first page and I read it in almost one sitting." G. Halliday
DS Marie Evans lost her husband in a motorbike accident and has personal connections to the case. DI Jackman leads the team. He is extremely smart and has a knack for bringing out the best in his diverse team.
THIS BOOK IS NOT PART OF THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES BUT TAKES PLACE IN THE SAME STUNNING AREA
Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Sarah A. Denzil, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.
ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
JACKMAN & EVANS
Book 1: THE MURDERER’S SON
Book 2: THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS
'So gripping I genuinely found it hard to put down' KL Slater, bestselling author of BLINK.
'A tense and gripping thriller' B A Paris, bestselling author of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
The sensational #1 bestselling psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Jenny Blackhurst, Tom Bale and Adam Croft
Joe Lynch is just an ordinary happily-married man - until one split-second decision throws his life into crisis.
When Joe sees his wife having a confrontation with family friend Ben, it's the first hint that she's been lying to him - about everything. And when he steps in to protect her, a harmless shove knocks Ben to the ground. And he's not moving...
Gripping, unputdownable and packed with twists and turns from the first page to the very last, this stunning psychological thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love . . .
SEE WHAT READERS ARE ALREADY SAYING ABOUT THIS GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
"A compelling, twisty page-turner, and that's the truth" James Swallow, bestselling author of NOMAD
"So gripping I genuinely found it hard to put down" KL Slater, bestselling author of BLINK
"Creepy, creepy, creepy . . . a winner if you like thrillers." Women's Way
"Outstanding and very well-written debut psychological thriller.The book was so gripping I genuinely found it hard to put down" KL Slater
"Intense and surreal and utterly amazing . . . that ending just absolutely blew my tiny mind. I didn't see it coming and it was FANTASTIC." Girl vs Books
"Cranks up the suspense, tension, complications, revelations and twists to create a gripping, dramatic and exciting ending . . . A great read" Bibliomaniac
"Well written and perfectly pitched . . . a great debut thriller" Bloomin Brilliant Books
"Gripping, full of twists and turns, it's very hard to put it down!" Bibliophile Book Club
The international no. 1 bestselling eBook.
In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned.
His body was never recovered.
Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She's married, pregnant, and in control again...
... until Aiden returns.
Too traumatized to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned. Aiden was taken.
As Emma attempts to reconnect with her now teenage son, she must unmask the monster who took him away from her. But who, in their tiny village, could be capable of such a crime?
It's Aiden who has the answers, but he cannot tell the unspeakable.
This dark and disturbing psychological novel is a page-turner you will not be able to put down.
What readers are saying about Silent Child:
"Everyone, buy this book, it's brilliant. I just kept reading it, instead of cleaning. Now I'm sad it's ended."
"A tense, haunting story which I had to finish in one sitting."
"What a fantastic read. Kept me on the edge of my seat 'til the end."
"One of the best books I have read. I stayed up most of the night to read it."
"I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting. It's been a long time since a book has captivated me so much to do that. Gripping and full of twists and turns."
'Fresh and intriguing, with characters so real I ached for them. I loved I Found You'
'I LOVED I Found You. A proper thriller with wonderful characters'
Everyone has secrets. What if you can't remember yours?
'How long have you been sitting out here?'
'I got here yesterday.'
'Where did you come from?'
'I have no idea.'
Lily has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one.
Alice finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him into her home.
But who is he, and how can she trust a man who has lost his memory?
Two women, twenty years of secrets and a man who can't remember lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell's brilliant new novel.
He’s your perfect date. You’re his next victim.
When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time, it’s not her case.
While she fights to secure her place on the investigation team, Erika can’t help but get involved and quickly finds a link to the unsolved murder of a woman four months earlier. Dumped in a similar location, both women have identical wounds – a fatal incision to their femoral artery.
Stalking his victims online, the killer is preying on young pretty women using a fake identity. How will Erika catch a murderer who doesn’t seem to exist?
Then another girl is abducted while waiting for a date. Erika and her team must get to her before she becomes another dead victim, and, come face to face with a terrifyingly sadistic individual.
Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Last Breath will have you on the edge of your seat, racing to the final dramatic page.
Read what everyone is saying about Last Breath:
‘Oh my giddy aunt Robert Bryndza never fails to surprise me, just when I convinced myself the Detective Erika Foster series couldn't possibly get any better, he delivers another belter of a book…each book has been from the last and how each story offers something unique, which is why Robert Bryndza continues to be one of my very favourite authors on the planet.’ The Book Review Café
‘It's the sort of book that you want to devour in one sitting, it's too good to put down. The characters crackle with energy and the chemistry between them is fantastic to read… A breathtaking addition to the series that I would thoroughly recommend!’ The Quiet Knitter
‘Robert Bryndza has leapfrogged up to the top place in my list of favourite crime authors after reading his other books… This book was absolutely fantastic!! The story gripped me from page one and didn’t let up until the end…If you’re looking for a gritty police procedural crime thriller, then I can highly recommend this book. If you’re going to buy this one, don’t forget to buy the others too!! Five stars (although if I could give it more I would!).’ Star Dust Book Reviews
‘I will always applaud for more Erika Foster #QueenDetective. I love her so much, she is one of my best fictional characters.’ The Book Heathen
‘One of my most anticipated reads of 2017…Last Breath is a gripping, nail biting ride of a read. I seriously cannot get enough of the author’s books and now that I have finished this one I have the long agonising wait for the next one. Brilliant series, brilliant book by a brilliant author, what else can I say!’ By the Letter Book Reviews
America's greatest storyteller brings us a new masterpiece of legal courage and gripping suspense - and his finest heroine since The Pelican Brief.
Donovan Gray is ruthless and fearless.
Just the kind of lawyer you need, deep in small-town Appalachia.
Samantha Kofer is a world away from her former life at New York's biggest law firm. If she is going to survive in coal country, she needs to start learning fast.
Because as Donovan knows only too well, the mountains have their own laws. And standing up for the truth means putting your life on the line . . .