Returning to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert's Dune, this title continues the saga begun in Dune: House Atreides. As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides - and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit. For Leto Atreides, grown complacent and comfortable as ruler of his House, it is a time of momentous choice: between friendship and duty, safety and destiny. But for the survival of House Atreides, there is just one choice: strive for greatness or be crushed.
©2001 Brian Herbert (P)2009 Tantor
In this number-one national best seller, "master storyteller" (Houston Chronicle) Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can beonly one winner - the one who survives. In the near future, when America has become a police state, 100 boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is 16-year-old Ray Garraty, and he knows the rules - keep a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you're out - permanently. With an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman".
©1979 Richard Bachman (P)2010 Penguin Audio
Quand Ellen Ripley retourne enfin sur Terre, c'est pour découvrir que LV-426, la planète sur laquelle l'équipage du Nostromo est pour la première fois entré en contact avec les terribles/monstrueux Xenomorphes, a été rebaptisée Acheron. Protégés par un régiment de Marines coloniaux, les colons essaient de terraformer la planète balayée par les tempêtes. Au-delà des conditions de vie extrêmes et des combats journaliers imposés par ce nouveau monde, l'espoir et l'humanité demeurent. Anne et Russell Jorden, deux colons venus chercher les opportunités qui leur échappaient sur Terre, attendent leur premier enfant. La naissance de Rebbecca Jorden, que sa famille surnomme Newt, est une véritable source de réjouissance. Cependant, en même temps que la colonie croît et se développe, les conflits politiques entre un détachement de quelques marines et les scientifiques de la Weylan-Yutani postés à Acheron, grossissent eux aussi. Prêts à ignorer leurs ordres dans le but de mieux servir les intérêts de l'Organisation, ces scientifiques cachent en fait des intentions beaucoup plus sinistres : ils veulent en secret capturer un alien vivant. Les prospecteurs découvrent un énorme vaisseau spatial en état de délabrement avancé. Pour la Weylan-Yutani, le vaisseau en forme de fer à cheval est d'un grand intérêt et pourrait être la réponse à leurs prières. Mais ce que Anne et Russell trouvent à bord relève davantage du cauchemar que du rêve
Tania Torrens, la voix française de Sigourney Weaver, incarne le rôle d'Ellen Ripley. À ses côtés, vous entendrez les magnifiques voix de Sylvain Agaësse (Reese), Marie Bouvier (Anne Jorden), Julien Chatelet (Russ Jorden), Pascale Chemin (Lieutenant Julisa Paris), Eric Peter (Hansard), Emmanuel Gradi (Captain Demian Brackett), ainsi qu'Eric Aubrahn, Jessica Barrier, Patrice Baudrier, Barbara Beretta, Serge Biavan, Patrick Borg, Marc Bretonniere, Guy Chapellier, Kaycie Chase, Marie Chevalot, Gérard Darier, Juliette Degenne, Véronique Desmadryl, Céline Duhamel, Cédric Dumond, Philippe Dumond, Pascal Germain, Claudine Gremy, Loïc Houdré, Emmanuel Karsen, Thierry Kazazian, Fily Keita, Daniel Lafourcade, Martial Le Minoux, Bruno Meyere, Cyrille Monge, Achille Orsoni, Sophie Riffont, Philippe Roullier, Maud Rudigoz et Frédéric Souterelle. Ce titre est une création omnisonore d'Audible : il s'agit d'une fiction jouée par plusieurs comédiens et enrichie par des effets sonores. Le son 3D permet une immersion sonore innovante et une expérience d'écoute exceptionnelle.
©2018 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Traduit par Novelcast (P)2018 Audible Studios
An absolutely gripping and unputdownable psychological thriller Emily and Jake are the perfect couple. Or so everyone says. But Emily just read a letter that has shattered her perfect world. Now she only has one thing on her mind. Which one of her friends is sleeping with her husband? Emily watches Jake as he makes small talk with their children, still the perfect man she married years ago. But when the phone rings and he answers before quickly putting it down again, she sees the look on her husbands face - guilt. She knows the signs. After all, shes been lying to him for years. Working with Jake at the local doctors surgery, Emily starts to listen at closed doors and read things she shouldnt, hoping to find the truth about her husband. Soon she learns that hers isnt the only family telling lies to each other. Is there anyone Emily can trust? And who is behind the letter to Jake? When a second letter, revealing a wifes hidden pregnancy, is sent to the womans husband, it has disastrous consequences. And as more angry letters revealing people's biggest secrets begin to appear, fingers point at Emily. After all, she's the one with access to everyones private history, and shes the one with a score to settle. Emily says she didnt do it. But this isnt the first time Emily has lied. What happens next will have you questioning everything.... You might have already decided that Emily is guilty, but as each twist is revealed, youll begin to doubt everyone in this quiet little town. This is a psychological thriller that will keep you up all night! If you enjoyed The Girl on the Train, My Lovely Wife, and Behind Closed Doors, you will love this gripping psychological thriller from best-selling author Sheryl Browne. Trust Me will have you hooked from the start.
©2020 Sheryl Browne (P)2020 Bookouture
From New York Times best-selling author Peter F. Hamilton comes his first audio original, A Hole in the Sky, Book 1 in the Arkship Trilogy. Sixteen-year old Hazel lives in the Daedalus, a starship that is flying in search of a new world. The ship has been traveling for 500 years, searching for a world to settle in after having to abandon its last world. Everyone on board Daedalus lives a very simple existence in farming villages. The age of machines supplying their needs was lost during a mutiny 500 years ago. The captain regained control of the ship after a huge struggle. Now, with finite resources, everything in the habitat is Cycled, including humans, who essentially are suicided at 65 so they don't deplete the biosphere's resources. Hazel encounters the Cheaters, people who refused to Cycle, who tell her the Daedalus has been damaged and its atmosphere is leaking away. When her brother has a paralyzing accident which condemns him to be Cycled since he can no longer be productive, Hazel runs off with him to join the Cheaters. While with the Cheaters, she discovers that much of what has been told to the people living on Daedalus for the last 500 years is untrue, and soon, Hazel is in a thrilling race to help repair the ship and help the people of the Daedalus.
©2020 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2021 Tantor
An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a brilliant twist Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, hes the envy of every woman theyve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family. Then Simon says another womans name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows its nothing - she cant entertain this flash of paranoia. In the old days, shed have distracted herself by excelling at work, but Marianne left her glamorous career when she married. Shed speak to a friend, but shes too busy with her children and besides, Simon doesnt approve of the few she has left. Its almost by accident that Marianne starts to learn more about Caroline. But once started, she cant stop, because what she finds makes her wonder: is the question she should be asking not "should I be jealous" but..."should I be scared?" Fans of The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go who are looking for a dark, gripping psychological thriller with a final twist to put their jaw on the floor will love Our Little Lies.
©2018 Sue Watson (P)2018 Bookouture
I suppose everyone has their reasons for living here. Who knows what lies behind the pretty curtains and the well-groomed lawns of Mulberry Avenue? Lucy has a kind and adoring husband, a job she loves as a teacher, and a house on Mulberry Avenue with floaty curtains and the softest bed linen. After her troubled childhood, she knows life will never be perfect, but its pretty close. Shes also got Amber, right next door. They never run out of things to talk about. Even if Ambers life - with her high-profile job and handsome, wealthy boyfriend - is more glamorous than Lucys, they share a down-to-earth sense of humor. But then Amber starts to hint that her life isnt all it seems, and when she comes to Lucy, terrified, saying that shes getting threatening messages, Lucy promises to protect her. The closer Lucy gets to anyone, the harder itll be to keep her past to herself. But Amber doesnt have anyone else, and Lucy welcomes her into her home. Lucy knows all too well that people arent always what they seem. Sometimes they have secrets. And theyd do anything to keep them. Yet when Amber settles in a little too quickly, Lucys still sure: she can trust her friend...cant she? Gripping and pause-resisting, All Her Secrets tells a story about the dark side of friendship and has a final twist that will shock every listener. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Friend Request, and Clare Mackintosh. Reviewers love Sue Watson: "Tense, atmospheric psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Impeccably written and a big fat 5***** from me. Awesome!" (Number one best-selling author Angela Marsons) "Gripping tension that builds and builds... I kept thinking I knew where she was going only to be knocked sideways... An absolute page turner of a read that sent my heart racing. Bravo to the new queen of psychological thrillers." (By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars) "Most definitely a book that captures your imagination... A book that I literally did not put down." (Best Crime Books and More, 5 stars)
©2019 Sue Watson (P)2019 Bookouture
"Are you my mummy?" Tessa Markham returns home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks shes his mother. But Tessa doesnt have any children. Not anymore. She doesnt know who the little boy is or how he got there. After contacting the police, Tessa is suspected of taking the mystery child. Her whole life is turned upside down. And then her husband reveals a secret of his own
. Tessa isnt sure what to believe or who to trust. Because someone is lying. To find out who, she must confront her painful past. But is the truth more dangerous than Tessa realises? An absolutely pause-resisting psychological thriller with a twist that will make you wonder if you can ever trust anyone again. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Sister this book will have you hooked.
©2017 Shalini Boland (P)2017 Bookouture
With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal,and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening.
©1992 Michael Ondaatje (P)2007 Books on Tape
The brand-new novel from the best-selling author Miranda Dickinson. Their love story started with goodbye.... Well meet again at St Pancras station, a year from today. If were meant to be together, well both be there. If were not, it was never meant to be.... Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station in London. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the love of their lives wasnt part of the plan. So they make a promise: to meet again in the same place in 12 months' time if they still want to be together. But is life ever as simple as that? This is a story of what-ifs and maybes - and how one decision can change your life forever....
©2020 Miranda Dickinson (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Your secrets. Her lies. Cassie stares at the woman on her doorstep in disbelief. Just months after losing her only son, Josh, here stands a stranger claiming to be Joshs girlfriend. But its not only the woman Cassie is shocked by, its the baby nestled in Kims arms. Cassies grandchild. I know what you did. As Cassie tries to do whats best for baby Samuel, she starts to receive threatening messages from someone from her past - someone Cassie has been hiding from for a long time. Cassie is frightened that her biggest secret is about to be revealed and she will lose everything, including her precious grandson. You took everything from me. Now you need to pay. As the messages get more sinister, Cassie realizes the person behind them knows every detail about her life and she fears that she is being watched. Could Kim be the link between Cassie and the mysterious messenger? And is she in danger now that she has welcomed this woman and her baby into her home? A truly gripping pause resister that will keep you listening well into the night, The New Girlfriend is for fans of The Girl on the Train, My Lovely Wife, and Gone Girl.
©2020 Sheryl Browne (P)2020 Bookouture
A holiday can solve everything...cant it? A hilarious, hot new summer escape about kissing your past good-bye and learning to love again.... Carefree, 30-something Mandy thought shed be married to first love Danny forever. So when she discovers her heartthrob husband has had a fling, she realizes its time to make some big changes. But what will Mandy do now shes single for the first time in her adult life? Determined to find her spark again, Mandy hops on a plane, ready for adventure and a second chance at happiness. Escaping to a sun-drenched Greek island, the glittering blue seas, golden beaches, and delicious cocktails are exactly what she needs. Over one spontaneous summer, Mandy has the time of her life making new friends in a pretty little Mediterranean village by the sea. And she finds herself unexpectedly falling for a tall, dark, handsome stranger. But Mandy soon realizes that even paradise has its problems.... Can a holiday romance really heal her broken heart? Or will someone in Mandys old life call her home again? A hilarious feel-good story of laughter, sunshine, and living life to the full, perfect for fans of Kat French, Jenny Oliver, and Carole Matthews.
©2018 Sue Roberts (P)2018 Bookouture
"Mummy, shes gone...." Gemma Ballantine is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs saying the words every mother dreads. The front door is open. And her six-year-old daughter has disappeared. Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl. After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law, Diane, finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over. But then her perfect family starts to fall apart. And she realizes its only just beginning.... From the top ten best-selling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this completely addictive psychological thriller of secrets, lies, and betrayal will make you gasp out loud at the heart-stopping final twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Sister, this book is for you.
©2018 Shalini Boland (P)2018 Bookouture
"Daddy has been lying." Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family. But returning to the small seaside town her husband grew up in does not go to plan - the rain pours, and the long days become stifling. And then the unthinkable happens.... Her husband, Jake, and her six-year-old son, Dylan, go for an early morning walk along the beautiful, windswept clifftops. They dont come back. As the hours tick by, Dylans red baseball cap is found on the beach, and Faye finds herself being questioned by the police. They want to know everything about the man she married - is Faye ready to face her husbands dark past? Or will she have to confront her own secrets first? And just how far will a mother go to save her only child? From the million-copy best-selling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race toward the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Before You this book is for you. What readers are saying about Shalini Boland: "Completely and utterly mesmerising!... I read it until the early hours... I literally couldnt put it down!!... had my heart beating so fast I thought it would burst! The suspense and tension was amazing." (Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars) "The perfect psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end... I could feel the tension building... I felt myself wanting to scream... a twisted story that will leave your mouth hanging open. Oh that ending, you just wait for that ending!" (Its All About the Thrill, 5 stars) "OMG The queen of killer twists has done it again!!... had me tearing through the pages... my heart was pounding. The story delivers lots of thrills right up until the last page... an exhilarating page turner of a read... will take you by surprise and have you hooked until the very last word." (By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars)
©2019 Shalini Boland (P)2019 Bookouture
Nine years ago her daughter was taken. And now shes back. Two-and-a-half-year-old Holly is playing happily in a pink, plastic playhouse, while her mother Rachel sips coffee and chats with a friend nearby. It should be an ordinary day for all of them. But, in the blink of an eye, it turns into every familys worst nightmare. Holly is taken by a stranger and never found. Nine years later, Rachel is living a quiet life in Dorset. Shes tried to keep things together since the traumatic day when she lost her eldest daughter. She has a new family, a loving partner, and her secrets are locked away in her painful past...until one afternoon when Rachel meets a new school parent Kate and her teenage daughter Bella. Rachels world is instantly turned upside down - shes seen Bella before. Shed recognize that face anywhere - its her missing child. And she will stop at nothing to get her back... From the million-copy best-selling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Sister this book is for you.
©2019 Shalini Boland (P)2019 Bookouture
"Oh my. A captivating unputdownable evocative emotional twisted thriller. Oh that ending.... OMG that ending did NOT expect that. It blew me away...." (Read Along With Sue, 5 stars) "Dont take my baby." Kirstie Rawlings is jolted awake by a child crying. Racing upstairs to check on her newborn, she is plunged into every parents worst nightmare. She hears an unknown voice in the baby monitor, saying: "Lets take the child - and go." Is someone trying to steal her little girl? In the bedroom, her daughter is safe asleep in her cot. Is the voice coming from a nearby house? But there arent any other children living on her quiet country road.... The police don't believe her. And neither does her husband. Kirstie knows something isnt right. She thought she could trust her neighbours, now she isnt sure. As she unravels the secrets of the people living on her street, Kirsties perfect life begins to fall apart. Because someone is hiding a terrible lie. And they will do anything to stop Kirstie uncovering the truth. But is the danger closer to home than she thinks? From the top 10 best-selling author of The Secret Mother, this completely gripping psychological thriller will make you wonder what really goes on behind closed doors. And will keep you guessing from the first minutes until the final shocking twist.
©2018 Shalini Boland (P)2018 Bookouture
Zoe fainted on her wedding day, and she never knew why. Shes always felt sure something bad happened. Ten years later, shes going to find out what.... It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. Zoe was sitting in her hotel room, in her perfect white dress, looking forward to the moment when she would make kind, handsome Toby her husband. Then, there was a blank. They said she must have fainted, overcome with emotion. But nothing felt quite right afterward. Did something happen in that missing time? Now, Toby and Zoe have two beautiful children and a perfect life. Theyre planning their 10-year anniversary party for their family and friends. The invitations have been sent, the food ordered. Theyre going back to the grand hotel where they got married. But as the anniversary gets closer, it becomes clear not everyone is looking forward to celebrating. She catches Toby lying about where hes been. One of her best friends seems to be ignoring her. And someone is spreading stories that might stop the party from happening at all. Zoe is increasingly sure that she doesnt have the full story. But does she want to know the truth if it will destroy everything? From the million-copy best-selling author, this totally gripping psychological thriller will have you hooked to the last jaw-dropping twist. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, and The Wife Between Us.
©2020 Shalini Boland (P)2020 Bookouture
A gorgeous country house, surrounded by sweeping lawns, is warmed by the rising sun. But inside, the lady of the manor will not see the morning.... Police photographer Sukey Reynolds is called to investigate a seemingly routine break-in at the beautiful Dearley Manor estate, but when she arrives, she is shocked to find the body of someone she knows all too well. The owner of Dearley Manor is none other than the wealthy woman whom Sukeys husband, Paul Reynolds, left her for...and she has been brutally murdered. With her close personal connection, Sukey is officially pulled off the case. But as the police close in on Paul, convinced he is guilty, Sukey realises she has no choice but to try and prove his innocence. He may not have been the worlds best husband, but hes no killer. As she starts to dig around the dead womans history, Sukey realises she was certainly no saint, and many of her neighbours might have wanted the late owner of Dearley Manor out of the way.... When yet another woman on the Dearley Estate is found dead, Sukey fears that anyone who knows too much about the troubled family is in danger from a ruthless murderer. Can she prove Pauls innocence before its too late? And will she be able to nail this brutal killer before another life is taken? An absolutely gripping murder mystery for fans of P. D. James, Joy Ellis, and Faith Martin from the best-selling queen of cozy crime.
©1998 Betty Rowlands (P)2019 Hachette UK - Bookouture
Tia never harmed anyone. So why does someone want to destroy her? Tia is walking home with her children, along the lakeside of their quiet, safe town, when she realizes something is wrong with her five-year-old daughter, Rosie. She seems troubled, not at all her usual happy self. But when Tia finally coaxes Rosie to open up, she wishes she hadnt. Because her sweet daughter asks a question Tia never thought shed hear. "Mummy, why did you kill someone?" Tia knows how rumors spread around her small town. She just cant understand who would have shared such a horrible story. Or why. It cant have anything to do with what happened. Only her two best friends really remember that
. Tia thought she could trust Fiona and Kelly with her life. Theyve been through so much together. But when shes sent photos of herself that could tear her whole world apart, she starts to wonder. Someone is determined to punish her. But who? And will her friends stand by her, or will the past destroy all of their lives? From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this absolutely addictive psychological thriller is guaranteed to make you gasp. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Big Little Lies this book is for you.
©2020 Shalini Boland (P)2020 Bookouture
"You don't deserve a sister...." Lizzy Beresford is at home alone when she finds a chilling letter in her kitchen. Someone has been into her home - someone who wishes Lizzy harm. In her little country cottage, with her doting boyfriend, not far from the close-knit village, Lizzy cant imagine who might want to hurt her. But when the threatening letters keep coming, she starts to suspect everyone around her. Desperate, Lizzy reaches out to her sister, Emma. They havent spoken in years, not since the argument that tore them apart. But what Emma says shocks her to the core: "Ive been receiving letters too...." From the best-selling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this absolutely enthralling psychological thriller will keep you guessing with every heart-stopping twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Sister, this book is for you.
©2018 Shalini Boland (P)2018 Bookouture
The sun hung low in the sky, casting pink light all over the city. A faint breeze blew over the rooftops, as flocks of starlings swirled above her, swooping and diving in unison. It seemed unimaginable that, even now, German soldiers were marching along the streets below. It was time, she decided, for direct action. It was time to fight back. Each morning Livia Moretti makes her way from an apartment overlooking Florences famous Duomo to a nearby café, where she drinks espresso and reads the newspaper. To the crowds of tourists who pass by, snapping selfies, nothing about Livia will be memorable. She is simply an old lady. They walk on without knowing the part she played in ensuring the future of this beautiful city. And to Livia now, those dark days feel very far away too. But today, when she opens the paper, she sees a name she has not heard for a long time. A name that will bring memories flooding back of Nazi troops marching through the city and the dangers she faced as a young woman, carrying out secret missions for the resistance. Isabella Bellucci. A siren of the silver screen, Isabella cultivated all the right connections to ensure her rise to stardom. But when Rome falls to the Nazis, Isabella is suddenly faced with the choice between protecting herself and all she has worked for or sacrificing everything to save the man she loves. As the war rages across Europe, a terrible misunderstanding causes the fates of Isabella and Livia to become forever intertwined. And each woman must decide what she's willing to risk, to protect the ones she holds dear from a brutal enemy. Inspired by the incredible true stories of two women in wartime Italy, this is a heart-wrenching and unforgettable tale of love, resistance, betrayal and hope. Fans of Kate Furnivall, Fiona Valpy and My Name Is Eva will be absolutely gripped.
©2020 Debbie Rix (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
There are some secrets you can never tell. The last thing to go through Dominique Thomas's head was the image of her teenage daughter's face and her heart lifted. Then the shot rang out. They were the perfect family. Successful businessman Ben Thomas and his wife Dominique live an enviable life, along with their beautiful children: teenager Ruby and quirky younger daughter Mouse. But on Christmas Day the police are called to their London home, only to discover a horrific scene: the entire family lying lifeless, victims of an unknown assailant. But when Ruby's diary is discovered, revealing her rage at the world around her, police are forced to look closer to home for the key to this tragedy. Each family member harboured their own dark truths - but has keeping their secrets pushed Ruby to the edge of sanity? Or are there darker forces at work? This dark, gripping psychological thriller will have you holding your breath until the very last minute. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Sometimes I Lie, and The Girl on the Train will be captivated.
©2017 Barbara Copperthwaite (P)2017 Bookouture
The sun breaks through the clouds to shine on a little cottage where a mossy path leads to the front door, but inside something terrible has happened.... Police photographer Sukey Reynolds is looking forward to a quiet weekend gardening at home, when she gets a call that there has been a shocking break-in at a local manor house. Once she begins to gather evidence, Sukey realizes that this is the latest in a spate of well-crafted burglaries in the Cotswolds. Someone is targeting expensive houses with valuable art collections.... Thankfully, the police soon have a suspect in custody. But, during questioning, he suddenly catches a glimpse of Sukey, turns deathly pale and calls out to her. Sukey is sure she has never met this man before.... Is this a bizarre joke, or is there a stranger out there who is Sukeys perfect double in every way? Just as Sukey begins to suspect shes being followed, the police are baffled by a spate of local murders. With the body count rising, and the police unsure of where to turn, is Sukey herself a clue in this strange case? Can she unmask the killer before she becomes the next victim? A murder mystery for fans of Agatha Christie, Joy Ellis, and Faith Martin from the best-selling queen of cozy crime. This book was previously published as Copycat.
©1999, 2019 Betty Rowlands (P)2019 Bookouture
"You dont know me, but Im your sister." Claire is shocked when she receives a message out of the blue from Sophie, a beautiful young woman who tells Claire that shes their fathers secret child. Having spent years nursing her sweet little daughter, Ella, through a life-threatening illness whilst dealing with the emotional fall-out of a devastating marriage breakdown, Claire feels tentatively excited to meet Sophie. Perhaps she might finally have someone in the family to lean on.... As Claire welcomes her sister into her life, shes delighted to see just how much Ella loves her new Aunt Sophie. But as the pair spend more time together, Claire begins to wonder where exactly her perfect new sister came from and what kind of person she really is. With their elderly fathers mind rapidly deteriorating, is it possible that hes hiding something from Claire about Sophies sudden appearance in their lives? When Sophie suggests a family day at the seaside, little Ella is beyond excited. But as Claire takes an important phone call from her demanding ex-husband, leaving Sophie in charge of Ella, something unthinkable happens. And as Claire rushes into the ice-cold sea towards the small, limp figure of her daughter, she realizes that Sophie was watching the whole time. But why would Sophie want to hurt Claires precious daughter? Was trusting her new sister with Ella the biggest mistake of Claires life? If you enjoyed The Girl on the Train, My Lovely Wife, and Lucinda Berrys The Perfect Child, youll love this heart-stopping psychological thriller from best-selling author Sheryl Browne.
©2020 Sheryl Browne (P)2020 Bookouture
Whatever you think you know
youre wrong. Following a whirlwind four-month romance, lawyer Claire and hotel entrepreneur Angus are engaged to be married. Happy and successful, and ready to start their new life together, Claire and Angus find what they believe to be the perfect home. But when Claire meets Mark, the man selling them the house, he looks eerily familiar. He looks exactly like the man she loved five years ago, the man she couldnt bear to lose. As Claire finds herself irresistibly drawn to Mark and crosses lines she never thought shed cross, Angus behaviour becomes increasingly suspicious. Soon Claire doesnt know whether she can trust Mark, Angus
or even herself. The Couple is a psychological thriller with a stunning twist, perfect for fans of The Girl Before, The Wife Between Us, and The Woman in the Window. "I got so pulled into The Couple I read it in one go great twist!" (Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange)
©2019 Sarah Mitchell (P)2019 Bookouture
Shell do anything for you.... My name is Alex, and my world has been shattered. My husband has left me. My children wont speak to me. My friend Carrie is the only person I have. Shes the only one I can trust to keep all my secrets. Shed never do anything to let me down. Would she? This dark, gripping psychological thriller will have you holding your breath until the very last minute. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Sometimes I Lie, and The Girl on the Train will be captivated.
©2018 Barbara Copperthwaite (P)2018 Bookouture
A totally unputdownable cozy mystery A rambling old house, surrounded by a gorgeous rose garden with an elegant fountain, looks too perfect to be true. But could this beautiful place be the link between a string of peculiar deaths? Sukey Reynolds is photographing the scene of a burglary at Burwell Farm for the police, when she finds herself drawn to the crumbling building and peaceful surroundings. Burwell Farm doesnt grow crops or raise animals, but as a retreat, the owners do make some extraordinary claims about healing the soul.... But before Sukey can get too intrigued, shes called to another break-in at the house of a young widow, whose husband spent a great deal of time at...Burwell Farm. Sukey starts to wonder if there is something more sinister going on behind the perfectly manicured lawns.... After her police colleagues refuse to take her suspicions seriously, Sukey decides the time has come to do some sleuthing on her own. But who is the thorn in the rose garden? Is it the beautiful receptionist, the gardener with a secret to hide, or perhaps the leader who inspires such devotion? Then someone is murdered in the garden of Burwell Farm while she is there and Sukey realises she has landed herself in deep water. Can Sukey solve the mystery that has blighted this stunning house? And can she catch the killer before they turn on her? A completely addictive murder mystery for fans of P.D. James, Faith Martin, and Joy Ellis that will have you hooked! This book was previously published as Touch Me Not.
©2001, 2019 Betty Rowlands (P)2019 Bookouture
Meet Sukey Reynolds: proud mother, wonderful cook...and police photographer turned amateur detective. Years ago, Sukey was hoping to become a detective, but life took a different turn. Now shes happy to be involved with the local police force, as long as she still gets to work the occasional murder case.... When Sukey arrives to photograph the body of Lorraine Chant, the beautiful wife of a wealthy businessman, shes baffled. At first, it looks like a botched burglary, as the huge family safe has been left wide open and empty. But why does Lorraines rich husband claim nothing was taken? And what is he not telling the police? Deciding to do a little investigating of her own, things take a darker turn for Sukey when she is set upon by a shady figure. What do they think she knows? As Sukey finds herself in the firing line, can she expose the true killer before its too late? If you love murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin, or Joy Ellis, then this novel from the best-selling queen of cozy crime will have you hooked! This book was previously published as An Inconsiderate Death.
©1997, 2019 Betty Rowlands (P)2019 Bookouture
Missing - Have you seen this girl? Nineteen-year-old Leila Hawkins was last seen on June 24, 1994, when she left her parents anniversary party early and ran into the stormy night wearing her twin sister Stellas long red coat. She was never seen again. I wrap my arms around the tree trunk, pressing my cheek against it until the bark digs in and the missing poster is finally secured. I try not to look at the photograph on it. At the features so similar to mine. Perhaps this will be the year someone comes forward. Were crucial mistakes made by detectives from the very beginning? Could the pressure of living two lives have led my sister to run away - or even end it? Or did someone in her tight circle of friends and family have reason to want her gone? Someone out there must know something. But the last thing I ever expect is a direct response from the person who took Leila. Wracked with guilt and completely alone in the world without the other half of me, I have no choice but to agree to his strange request: private, intimate details of my life in return for answers. As the final moments of my sisters life play out before me, I feel closer to her than I ever dreamed Id be again. So close, it could almost be happening to me. But when I finally realise who is behind this terrifying tragedy, will I make it out alive? From the best-selling author of The Perfect Friend, this absolutely gripping psychological thriller will keep you up all night and leave you sleeping with the light on. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Wife Between Us, this book is for you!
©2021 Barbara Copperthwaite (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
At the stately Mariners Hotel, a breathless man rushes into the lobby and dashes upstairs to see a dapper guest. But moments later he discovers that his friend has been murdered.... When Sukey Reynolds receives news of a death at the elegant Mariners Hotel, she is intrigued. Who could possibly have wanted to hurt Dr. Whistler, a shy and retiring archaeology professor? The dusty documents he was carrying couldnt possibly be of value, could they? You would never expect this sophisticated establishment to be home to murder. What secrets are hiding inside the charming Mariners Hotel? Sukeys superiors are convinced that Dr. Whistlers visitor is his killer, but Sukey isnt so sure and decides to do a little side-sleuthing. Someone in the hotel has a secret, but who is it? The bewildered bellboy, the meddlesome manager, or the reclusive receptionist? A mysterious phone call leads Sukey to the truth, but as the rookie in the team, will anyone believe she has what it takes to solve this baffling mystery? Do you love cozy mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin, and Joy Ellis? If so, make this twisty whodunit your next listen! This book was previously published as Alpha, Beta, Gamma
©2007, 2019 Betty Rowlands (P)2019 Bookouture
Two gone. One whose past could kill her. When the body of Lola Evans is found in a local park on a cold winter's morning, Detective Alex King and her new recruit Chloe Lane are called in to lead the hunt for the killer. Days later, a second girl goes missing. It seems the two shared a troubled history, and were members of the same support group. Who is the monster preying on these vulnerable girls? As the detectives start to piece together the clues, Chloe realizes that she too is in danger - as she uncovers secrets about her own brother's death, which someone will kill to keep hidden. Alex and Chloe are soon fighting for their lives, and in a race against time to reach the next victim, before it's too late. Chilling and totally compelling with an utterly surprising twist, The Girls in the Water is perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza, Sarah Hilary, and Patricia Gibney.
©2017 Victoria Jenkins (P)2017 Bookouture
A handsome house sits proudly next to a luscious lawn, where birds sing in the cherry tree. But on this summer morning, the birds have taken flight and the owner of the house lies too still to be asleep.... Sukey Reynolds is delighted that summer has arrived. Her garden is in glorious form, and the long, warm days give her a chance to enjoy the countryside, and even play a bit of tennis. The only digging she plans to do is in her flowerbeds. But then Sukey is called to photograph the scene of what appears to be a tragic accident. Arthur Soames, a retired school teacher, fell to his death from the ornate iron staircase above his perfectly manicured lawn. But when the police notify his family, they are adamant that this is no accident.... Is this summers day turning out to be curiously chilly? When Arthurs daughter wont leave the police in peace, Sukey reluctantly agrees to help put her mind to rest. As she starts to poke about in the dead mans past, she realises he was keeping secrets, and several people might well have wanted him dead. But who would resort to murder? Could it have been Arthurs enchanting fiancée, a sullen ex-student, or maybe a nettled neighbour? An old address written on a small piece of paper is the clue that Sukey needs, but can she convince her police colleagues that this death on a summer morning was no accident and solve this baffling mystery at last? If you love cozy mysteries by P.D. James, Agatha Christie or Faith Martin, then this addictive novel from the best-selling queen of cozy crime will have you hooked! This book was previously published as Deadly Obsession.
©2004; 2019 Betty Rowlands (P)2019 Bookouture
Charmer, liar, father...killer. Suzanne's life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don. Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions - including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women. To Suzanne's shock, one of the photos is of her friend, Sophie, who died 10 years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire. But Don met Sophie only once, during an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie's death.... So why did he have a picture of her? Unable to let Sophie's memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father's life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his journals? And who is it that's out there, watching her every move? Chilling, The Serial Killer's Daughter is a compelling thriller, perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza, Rachel Abbott, and Robert Dugoni.
©2017 Lesley Welsh (P)2017 Bookouture
A summer garden party is in full swing at a grand old house, but under a gorgeous apple tree laden with ripe fruit...a body is discovered. Sukey Reynolds is treasuring the late-summer sun, taking long walks in the countryside, and enjoying the golden views across the Cotswold hills. At home, shes busy cooking up feasts for her growing teenage son - amateur sleuthing is definitely off the menu. When she is called to photograph a crumbling manor, the day suddenly turns cold. In the charming garden, the body of beautiful Una May has been discovered, and all fingers are pointed at the tempestuous owner of the house, who was overheard arguing with Una that morning.... But who is the rotten apple in this beautiful orchard? The party was supposed to celebrate a painting of the residents and staff. When the picture is found slashed, the police close in on the landowner, but Sukey is sure they are barking up the wrong tree, and she decides to do a bit of snooping. Which likeness hides a villain? Could it be the lustful lord, the aloof artist, or perhaps the heartbroken housekeeper? Despite her sleuthing, Sukey is no closer to catching Una Mays killer, until she finds a pair of shoes covered in mud from the orchard. With the police convinced theyve caught the right man, Sukey must solve this baffling case alone. But to find the killer holding the poisonous fruit, she may have to delve deep into the garden.... If books by Agatha Christie, P. D. James, or Faith Martin have you hooked, then you will love this murder mystery by the queen of cozy crime! This audiobook was previously published as Party to Murder.
©2005, 2019 Betty Rowlands (P)2019 Bookouture
The Cornish beach house creaked in the salty sea wind, and, from the weathered wooden porch, Mara watched a lone magpie circle above. It was silly to think that it somehow represented her mothers spirit, but she had the feeling that her mother was with her somehow. That she still hadnt moved on: There was something keeping her here. A secret that needed to be told. When Mara Hughes inherits her late mothers tumbledown beach house overlooking the bright, sandy sweep of Magpie Cove, it couldnt have come at a worse time. With her marriage on the rocks and her husband threatening to take the family home, the beach house - with all the bittersweet memories it holds - might be the thing that finally sends Maras world crashing down around her. She tells herself shell spend only a few days there, sell it, and move on to rebuilding her life. When Mara arrives, the house is in a worse state than she feared - holes in the bedroom ceiling, birds nests in the attic, and the beautiful wraparound porch on the brink of collapse...but she loves it anyway. With all its history it feels like the last link to her late mother, and, determined to do whatever it takes to keep it in the family, Mara strikes a deal with local handyman - and town heartthrob - Brian Oakley to save the crumbling cottage from ruin. But when a box of unopened old letters arrives on her new doorstep - a bequest from her mothers will - Maras resolve to save the beach house will be tested to the limit. Because Maras mothers perfect childhood in Magpie Cove was forever spoiled by one haunting day in July, and the letters contain a secret about her family that Mara can scarcely believe to be true.... A story of secrets, family, and forgiveness, this heartfelt listen set in beautiful Cornwall is perfect for fans of Susanne O'Leary, Fern Britton, and Rosanna Ley.
©2020 Kennedy Kerr (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
The summer that changed everything.... Lizzie Beaumont has it all: a great career, a wealthy fiancé, and the wedding of her dreams just months away. But when her fiancé puts work before her again, she sets off for a week in the picturesque town of Hope Cove. Shes hoping for time away from the chaos to find herself. Instead, she finds Max. When the gorgeous guy next door asks her for decorating help, Lizzie finds herself all too eager to please. The week she expected to drag suddenly flies by, and before she knows it, she has to return to her other life. The life with the impending marriage and the fiancé she loves. Or does she? One week with Max has left her questioning her life choices. Is her fiancé the man of her dreams or just the man who asked? Now Lizzie must decide what her life will be. Will she go for the safe and predictable route or take a chance on a man she hardly knows? No matter what she does, someones heart is going to break. She just doesnt want it to be hers.
©2018 Hannah Ellis (P)2019 Hannah Ellis
Rumors travel fast in a village... Josie loves her new life in the country with Sam. But she has a secret that she doesnt want anyone to know. Unfortunately, its hard to keep anything to yourself in a tiny village. Lizzie is adjusting to motherhood and finding it more demanding than she ever expected. Life has become a haze of sleep deprivation and dirty nappies, and its taking its toll on her relationship with Max. Emily has finally got the man of her dreams. However, life with Jack isnt as straightforward as she expected. A certain ex-girlfriend and money worries wreak havoc on their relationship. As the three couples reunite in the peaceful Devon scenery, what better place to catch up than the local pub? There are laughs, tears, and rumors aplenty. But one thing soon becomes clear: You shouldnt believe everything you hear at the Bluebell Inn. Please note: This is the fourth book in the Hope Cove series and is best enjoyed after the first three books.
©2019 Hannah Ellis (P)2019 Hannah Ellis
Of all the guys, she falls for the one whos off limits.... Emily Winters would do anything for her best friend Josie. Every week they meet for a catch-up at the Old Boathouse - an idyllic little café by the Thames where Josies boyfriend Jack works. As the summer draws on, life seems perfect. Emilys writing career is taking off and shes throwing herself into the dating scene. Theres just one problem: she compares all the men she meets to Jack. And none of them measure up. Now all she needs to do is figure out how to fall out of love with her best friends boyfriend. Because even when Josie moves to the countryside, and her relationship with Jack crumbles, Emily knows there are rules to friendship that you should never break. But can they be bent in the name of love? Is there a way Emily can get the man of her dreams without ruining her friendship with Josie? One things for certain: when youre in love with your best friends guy, the course of true love will be anything but smooth.... A wonderfully heartwarming romantic comedy
©2018 Hannah Ellis (P)2019 Hannah Ellis
Strangers can hurt you. Friends can kill you. Keira North falls to her death at a party. What initially seems like it could be an accident is soon revealed to be something far more sinister as Detectives Alex King and Chloe Lane are called in to investigate the secrets and lies that link a group of four friends. The detectives soon find that all of Keira's three closest friends have secrets that someone would kill to keep. As Alex and Chloe are fighting their own demons and struggling to stay on top of the case, Keira's killer is circling the group of friends, who one by one find that their lives are in danger.... The First One to Die is a heart-stopping and shocking detective thriller that will have you gripped until the very end. Perfect for fans of Patricia Gibney, Angela Marsons, and Val McDermid.
©2017 Victoria Jenkins (P)2017 Bookouture
One shocking incident forces six friends to reevaluate everything. Emily only meant to spend a week in Hope Cove. But when the quirky locals involve her in various events, she happily extends her stay. She just wishes Jack was with her and not stuck working back in Oxford. For Lizzie, Emilys visit is well-timed. Shes struggling to balance work and family life, and having her friend nearby is exactly the breath of fresh air she needs. Josie has everyone worried. Shes trying her best to stay upbeat, but after two failed pregnancies, shes definitely lost some of her sparkle. When disaster strikes, the three couples reunite round a hospital bed. As their lives are thrown into perspective, theyre forced to take stock. And look to the future. Sometimes, it takes a twist of fate to make you appreciate what youve got and fight for your dreams....
©2019 Hannah Ellis (P)2019 Hannah Ellis
Shortlisted for the UK Kindle Storyteller Award 2019 When Tara Fitzpatrick tells a string of lies during the worlds most informal job interview, she has no idea of the path shes set herself on. Renovating the rundown bookshop with her new boss, James, turns out to be more fulfilling than she could ever have imagined. Soon, she finds herself falling in love with the quaint little shop. And with James. But Tara has never let herself dream of a happy ever after. Ever since she was a little girl, she knew she would never have children. Determined not to let James sacrifice his dreams of having a family, she walks away. Brokenhearted, Tara puts all her efforts into starting afresh. But the bond between her and James is not so easily broken. When two lives seem destined to intertwine, how long can Tara stay away? Somehow, she needs to find the strength to face up to her past and start fighting for her future.... While The Bookshop of Hopes and Dreams can be listened to as a standalone novel, it is best enjoyed as the sixth book in the Hope Cove series.
©2019 Hannah Ellis (P)2019 Hannah Ellis
A slap cut through the silence. She felt nothing, but heard whimpering somewhere else in the room. A scuffling sound crossed the floor towards her. She felt a hand on her arm, and then a quiet voice whispered in her ear, Im sorry. On a damp October day, a body is found in an abandoned hospital, too burnt to be identified, but detective Alex King knows that every victim is someones daughter or son. Pushing aside her own troubles, Alex puts everything into finding the killer, but when someone else is found dead, she begins to suspect that the body in the hospital was just the first of many. Just as Alex uncovers a heart-breaking link between the victims, she finds her own safety under threat. Is this a figure from her past hell-bent on revenge, or could the murderer be even closer than she thinks? Alex is running out of time. Can she catch the killer before they take another life, or will they get to her first? An absolutely unputdownable detective thriller that will keep you up all night. Fans of Robert Bryndza, Karin Slaughter and Angela Marsons will love this.
©2018 Victoria Jenkins (P)2018 Bookouture
An utterly gripping English cozy mystery A quaint cottage in a pretty Victorian terrace with a neatly tended garden stands quiet and still...but inside the bedroom a woman lies dead upon the floor. Sukey Reynolds is enjoying a quiet period at work, taking time to get her garden in hand, catch up on some cooking, and spend time with her son. Murder is the last thing on her mind.... But when she is called to the charming Ivy House to photograph the dead body of a young woman, Sukey feels compelled to drop everything and do all she can to shed light on this baffling mystery. And whilst collecting evidence at a nearby hotel which had a break-in around the same time as the murder, she starts to wonder if the two cases might be linked. The manager just happened to let slip that one of her guests went white as a sheet after reading about the death and disappeared shortly afterwards. The very same guest whose room was broken into.... Sukey has a shrewd suspicion about who this man might be, and she fears he too could be in danger. Although she voices her theories, her detective colleagues are in no mood for any more of her amateur sleuthing. Sukey realises that if she wants to pursue her lead, shell have to do it alone. When Sukey agrees to a secret meeting by a remote river, has she made a terrible mistake? Has the killer lured her into the woods and into a trap? If you love novels by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin, or Joy Ellis, then this addictive mystery from the best-selling queen of cozy crime will have you hooked! This book was previously published as Dirty Work.
©2003, 2019 Betty Rowlands (P)2019 Bookouture
Village life is supposed to be quiet.... Josie Beaumont is a free spirit. She changes jobs about as often as she changes her relationship status. Frequently! The only constants in her life are the comfy old shoes that she refuses to part with. When unemployment looms again, shes intrigued by a job opportunity at a dog kennels in rural Devon. As someone who thrives on change, a move to the sticks doesnt faze her at all. Shes expecting life in the country to be quiet and uneventful. What shes not expecting is Sam. The charming, sensitive neighbor makes life much more interesting. In fact, when she gets involved in the local community, things really arent as dull as she anticipated. But just when she finally feels settled, shes offered the job of her dreams back in London. Its time to move on. Or is it? Being part of a small community has stirred something in Josie and she begins to question what she really wants. Can she turn her back on her new life and say goodbye to Sam? Or is she ready to hang up her running shoes and stay put? Maybe shes finally found something worth sticking around for.... While this is the second book in the Hope Cove series, it can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.
©2018 Hannah Ellis (P)2019 Hannah Ellis