A dark, compelling new thriller from best-selling authors Sarah A. Denzil and Anni Taylor Young backpackers Gemma and Hayley arrive at a remote fruit farm in Australias Northern Territory, out of money and desperate for work. The weeks go on, a blur of fruit picking, parties, campfires and wading beneath waterfalls in the nearby hot springs. Until the night the girls find themselves on a dark highway, bruised and bloodied. Senior Detective Bronwen McKay and psychologist Megan Arlotti question the terrified girls. But Hayley and Gemma are telling two very different stories of what happened to them over the past three months. Which story is the truth, and what are the girls covering up? A suspenseful thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.
©2019 Sarah A.Denzil and Anni Taylor (P)2019 Audible Australia Pty Ltd
Winner, Earphones Award 2020 Five long-missing children are about to be returned. It was summer in the mountains when five small children vanished from their nursery school picnic. The heat was stifling that day, the tinkle of an ice-cream van in the air.... Three-and-a-half years later, in the dead of winter, the children are returned to their families...one by one. All except for Ivy - the granddaughter of Homicide Detective Kate Wakeland. The other four children say Ivy is dead. Speculation grows that the mysterious abductor is enacting a cruel revenge plot due to a murderer that Kate put in jail years before. Kate isn't sure what to believe. But one thing is certain - she's about to begin the battle of her life. When the children were first stolen, she was prevented from investigating the case. But now, Kate will be relentless in uncovering the identity of the abductor and discovering what happened to Ivy.
©2020 Anni Taylor (P)2020 Podium Audio
Evie is in the grip of a gambling addiction. She's terrified she'll destroy the lives of her husband and two small daughters, especially with her rising debt. She grabs onto a lifeline - the offer of a program that promises to heal addictions and give her a fresh start. Evie and 27 others from around the world travel to a monastery on a tiny Greek island to begin the program. There are six days and six challenges on the path to healing. Ten thousand dollars per challenge. Sixty thousand on completion. Enough to pay off debts and start anew. But who is the one watching and waiting behind the walls? Evie's husband, Gray, is gutted to find the note that Evie left behind. Why did she leave, and where did she go? When Evie's car is found burned out in woodland, the police suspect him of murdering Evie. Gray has one chance to fly to Greece to try to find Evie before he's arrested for something he didn't do. Too late, Evie discovers the chilling truth about the monastery and the island. And the closer she gets to finding an escape, the closer the danger gets to her. A slow-burn psychological thriller. High adventure, dark games and chilling horror set in a monastery on a remote Greek island.
©2017 Anni Taylor (P)2020 Podium Audio
A decade ago, the Lullaby Man preyed upon young girls in Tallman's Valley. He stole into their lives, whispered in their ears, spoke of love. Abby Wakeland was 14 then. Now 24, she's found the courage to tell her mother - Senior Detective Kate Wakeland - about what happened. The Lullaby Man was her teacher. What Abby reveals next will lead Kate down dark, twisting tunnels of discoveries that will blow this small town apart.
©2020 Anni Taylor (P)2020 Podium Audio
Don't draw your blade in the City of Swords, unless you're willing to kill...or ready to die. Young and filled with idealistic fervor, Arturo packs his blade and travels to the fabled City of Swords in the hopes of joining the dashing Bravadori. Yet upon arriving, he discovers these masked vigilantes have more in common with brutal thugs than noble monster slayers. Disillusioned and mocked, he stubbornly refuses to give up his dreams. When an impending bandit attack threatens untold depravities upon a distant village, and no others will heed the call for help, Arturo joins forces with a worthless outcast and a walking legend to attempt the impossible: to traverse the demon-haunted wilderness and prove that in the City of Swords, true heroes can rise from the unlikeliest of places. Those Brave, Foolish Souls from the City of Swords is a gritty, action-packed stand-alone novel set in Benedict Patricks Yarnsworld, a land where folktales and fantasy mix, where the monsters from stories are real. Includes a bonus novella from the Yarnsworld series and a special note from the author.
©2021 Benedict Patrick (P)2021 Podium Audio