Category: kidnapping

The Lie She Told by Catherine Yaffe

All Kate Wanted Was A Peaceful Life. All Ryan Wanted To Do Was Destroy it.  Living in the remote Scottish Highlands under Witness Protection, life is finally happy for Kate Ward and her young son Joe, until someone from Kate’s past appears. Ryan Albright is the only person that knows all of Kate’s secrets, and what she had to do to escape her previous abusive … Read More The Lie She Told by Catherine Yaffe

Afraid of the Shadows by various

STORIES THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT Crime fighting duo, Tilly and Poe solve a mystery from inside a pantomime horse in an exclusive short by Gold Dagger winner, M.W. Craven. A psychopath takes Trick or Treating a step too far. And a woman’s dream of a quiet life is shattered by a knock on the door. Afraid Of The Shadows is a collection … Read More Afraid of the Shadows by various

Buried by Elle Croft

You’re trapped underground with a serial killer. Would you save their life to protect your own? The ArtistNo one knows who The Sculptor is. A successful artist, who’s works sell for millions – each one with a deadly secret at the centre of each piece. The KillerThere’s a serial killer on the loose – dismembering women’s bodies and leaving them washed up along the … Read More Buried by Elle Croft

The Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd

HOW DID IT COME TO THIS? The news doesn’t strike cleanly, like a guillotine’s blade. Nothing so merciful. This news is a slovenly traveller, dragging its feet, gradually revealing its horrors. And it announces itself first with violence – the urgent hammering of fists on the front door. Life can change in a heartbeat. Lucy has everything she could wish for: a beautiful home … Read More The Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd

All Her Fault by Andrea Mara

One missing boy. Marissa Irvine arrives at 14 Tudor Grove, expecting to pick up her young son Milo from his first playdate with a boy at his new school. But the woman who answers the door isn’t a mother she recognises. She isn’t the nanny. She doesn’t have Milo. And so begins every parent’s worst nightmare. Four guilty women. As news of the disappearance … Read More All Her Fault by Andrea Mara

Binding Lies (Finley Series#3) by Mariëtte Whitcomb

There is nothing a mother wouldn’t do to protect her children. They think they’ve won. Good. While I try my best not to kill Gabriel, Aidan is hunting down the person responsible for destroying our lives; the one we call the Puppet Master. Separate but, united, Aidan and I continue to fight our enemies, desperate to reclaim what they stole from us. #BindingLiesTheNovel #FinleySeries … Read More Binding Lies (Finley Series#3) by Mariëtte Whitcomb

Deception (Finley Series#2) by Mariëtte Witcomb

We should’ve stayed in Vietnam. Five men have vanished from their homes, and not a single piece of evidence has been left behind. The police are stumped – until the most recent victim is found, alive, and he asks to speak to me…Ari is back. #DeceptionTheNovel #FinleySeries #MarietteWhitcomb @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours At Captain Taylor’s request, I join the investigation but this time I need to stay … Read More Deception (Finley Series#2) by Mariëtte Witcomb

Somebody Out There by Kevin Lynch

Be careful what you wish for… When Ben and Deborah leave the city to start a new life in the beautiful Irish countryside, they can almost taste their perfect future – growing their own food, the kids running free, peace and silence. But as soon as they arrive in their new home bad things start to happen. And it becomes clear that somebody out … Read More Somebody Out There by Kevin Lynch

My Top 8 Books of 2021 so far

Here are my favourite eight books of the first quarter of 2021. Last year I chose eight books in the first half but I already have eight so I’m going to break with tradition. Lost Property by Helen Paris Each year I wait for that one book that grabs me by the heart and won’t let go. It’s only just February and I have … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 so far

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

This is the story of a serial killer. A stolen child. Revenge. Death. And an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. All these things are true. And yet they are all lies… You think you know what’s inside the last house on Needless Street. You think you’ve read this story before. That’s where you’re wrong. In the dark forest at the … Read More The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The Whisper Man by Alex North

In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town. After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town: … Read More The Whisper Man by Alex North

Seven Days (DI Jack MacIntosh, #2) by Michelle Kidd

One killer. One city. One week. July 2012 and a serial killer is terrorising the streets of London. With the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games in just seven days time, Detective Inspector Jack MacIntosh and his team at the Metropolitan Police have one week to find him. With the killer’s motives unknown, and a mysterious clue being left at each scene, the … Read More Seven Days (DI Jack MacIntosh, #2) by Michelle Kidd