Please Mommy, can Tessa and I go play on the swing by the creek? the little girl begs, pushing a blonde curl from her eyes. Well stay together, and we promise to be safe. Hours later, their mother waits anxiously for her darling girls to arrive home with a list of reasons why they are late. But the front door never opens.... When the bodies of 11 and 12-year-old sisters, Tessa and Megan, are found at the bottom of a ravine - dressed in matching pastel summer outfits, their small bodies broken from the fall - Detective Katie Scott is called to one of the most shocking and heartbreaking crime scenes of her career. Carefully picking through the fragile remains, Katie makes the first of many disturbing discoveries: The girls were not biological sisters. The youngest, Megan, is a DNA match to a kidnapping case years before. The tiny number burnt into her skin the mark of a terrifying killer intent on keeping count of his collection. Her PTSD from the army triggered, Katie is left reeling as she maps other missing children in the local area. Has this twisted soul found a way to stay nearby his victims? Could he be watching now as Katie hits one dead end after another? A wild storm building, matching a fiber found during the autopsy to a nearby boatyard is the break Katie needs. But when another girl goes missing, just as lightning strikes and the power goes out, Katie only has her instincts, her team, and her service dog to rely on. As time runs out for Katie to finds the stolen child alive, who will become the next number on this monsters deadly list? Fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine, and Melinda Leigh, you better buckle-up for the ride of your life! Beware - this gripping crime thriller is guaranteed to keep you up all night!
©2021 Jennifer Chase (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
"Looking back, I wish I could find my way back to that moment. Id snatch it and hold onto it and live in it for the rest of my life, if I could. When Emily could still throw her arms around me. Oh God, just give me that moment, or one like it again. Thats all I want." From the moment Emily was born, reaching out with her tiny little star-shaped hand towards her mother, blinking with long eyelashes over soft blue eyes, she became Rachels whole world. But Rachels worst nightmare comes true when a rare auto-immune illness leaves 4-year-old Emily in a coma the doctors say she may never come out of. And Rachel has to make a heartbreaking decision - one that her ex-husband, Emilys dad James, doesnt agree with. Terrified shes going to lose her daughter for good, Rachel knows she must find a way to keep the hope alive for Emily. But there is only one person she can turn to for help to convince James - and its his new wife, Eva. As an unlikely but powerful friendship develops between the two women, both Rachel and Eva will have to ask themselves - what is truly the right choice for the tiny, fragile little girl who lies between them? A beautiful story that will break your heart into a million pieces, perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain and Susan Lewis. Listeners love Kate Hewitt: "I dont think I have ever cried as much
There are not enough stars in the world to show how much this book has touched me." (Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews, 5 stars) "Heart-wrenching and captivating
as good as anything Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain have ever written
gripping, engrossing and compelling." (Bookish Jottings) "Oh my gosh! This book is sad, thrilling, gripping and completely pulls on your heart strings
Full of heartache, tough decisions, dilemmas, drama, and struggles of everyday life
In two words, simply amazing!" (Books on the Bookshelf, 5 stars) "Oh wow
This story has literally broken my heart into tiny little pieces at every emotional and heartbreaking turn." (Welcome to Mixing Reality with Fiction Book Blog, 5 stars)
©2020 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Bookouture
On the floor, amongst the piles of freshly pressed laundry, lay the womans lifeless body, her pale yellow nightdress soaked in blood. I didnt do it
came a whisper from the corner of the room. Detective Katie Scott has never seen two people more in love than her aunt and uncle as they danced together on the night of their wedding anniversary party. But the next morning, when Katie finds her aunts body sprawled across the floor, that perfect image is shattered forever. All fingers point to Katies uncle, Pine Valleys beloved sheriff and protector - after all, his prints are all over the antique knife found at the scene. Grieving, but certain of her uncles innocence, Katie is consigned to the cold case division after shes discovered searching the house for clues. Does someone want to keep her as far away from this investigation as possible? Ignoring warnings from her team, Katie digs into her uncles old case files and discovers photographs of the body of a young girl found tied to a tree after a hike in search of a rare flower. Her body is covered with the same unusual lacerations her aunt suffered. Katie knows it cant be a coincidence, but every lead she follows takes her to a dead end. Moments before the sheriff is arrested, Katie realizes that a single piece of thread she found at the crime scene could be the missing link that will stitch old crimes to new. But how can she prove her uncles innocence without throwing herself directly into the line of fire? She doesnt have a choice, hes the only family she has left
A totally jaw-dropping crime thriller with an ending you will never see coming! Perfect for anyone who adores Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh.
©2020 Jennifer Chase (P)2020 Bookouture
Now a Netflix original movie starring Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber, Douglas Booth, and Iwan Rheon, directed by Jeff Tremaine. Celebrate over 30 years of the world's most notorious rock band with the audiobook edition of The Dirt - the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, roller-coaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt. Joe Levy at Rolling Stone calls The Dirt "without a doubt...the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting."
©2014 Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars (P)2019 HarperAudio
An unforgettable love story of two people who are at once mere weeks and many years apart, for fans of Station Eleven. America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan. Time travel has been invented; if she signs up for a one-way trip into the future to work as a bonded labourer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in 12 years. But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, with no status and no money, Polly must navigate a terrifying new world to find Frank, to discover if he is alive, and to see if their love has endured. An Ocean of Minutes is a gorgeous, devastating novel about courage, yearning, the cost of holding onto the past - and the price of letting it go.
©2018 Thea Lim (P)2018 Viking
Its been five years since Detective Amanda Steeles life was derailed by the tragic death of her young daughter. The small community of Dumfries, Virginia, may have moved on, but Amanda cannot. When the man who killed Lindsey is found murdered, she cant keep away from the case. Fighting her sergeant to be allowed to work such a personal investigation, Amanda is in a race to prove that she can uncover the truth. But the more she digs into the past of the man who destroyed her future, the more shocking discoveries she makes. And when Amanda finds the link between a silver bracelet in his possession and the brutal unsolved murder of a young woman five years ago, she realizes shes caught up in something darker than she ever imagined and suspects that more girls could be in danger. But as Amanda edges toward the truth, she gets closer to a secret as personal as it is deadly. Amanda has stumbled upon a dangerous killer, and she must face some terrible truths in order to catch this killer - and save his next victim as she couldnt save her own daughter.... A gripping, addictive thriller full of mystery and suspense. Perfect for fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Regan and Robert Dugoni.
©2021 Carolyn Arnold (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
Actress Dakota Craig is set to tie the knot with her famous musician boyfriend at Mallorys Pennsylvania B&B on the most romantic day of the year: Valentine's Day. Best of all, the whole thing will air on the reality TV show I Do. But the maid of honor has dropped out of the wedding party - by dropping dead. A lot of people insist the show must go on, so Mallorys investigation keeps getting sidetracked by everything from a meddling mother to a foot of snow to a side project involving making arrangements for a high-school Winter Ball. But if she doesnt catch the noxious culprit, the bride might wind up with a funeral wreath instead of a bouquet.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Provocative essays that empower listeners, raise awareness and break down misconceptions about trans identities. How do I know I am trans? Is trans feminism real feminism? What is there to say about trans women's male privilege? This collection of insightful, pithy and passionately argued think pieces from a trans-feminist perspective explores issues surrounding gender, feminism and philosophy and challenges misconceptions about trans identities. The book confronts contentious debates in gender studies to alleviate ongoing tension between feminism and trans women. Split into six sections, this collection covers wider issues, as well as autobiographical experiences, designed to stimulate the listener and encourage them to actively participate.
©2019 Rachel Anne Williams (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
It hit me, the reality of it, in a way it hadnt before like a sledgehammer straight to the chest. Laura was gone. She was never coming back. Id never see her again; shed never hum in the kitchen, shed never pull Ruby onto her lap and tickle her tummy as she buried her face in the sweet curve of our daughters shoulder. Nathan West loved his wife Laura with all his heart. But now shes gone, taken from him in a seemingly random act of violence. Laura was the glue that held their family together. And for Nathan, life without her feels almost meaningless. As he tries to find hope in the darkness, his three young daughters express their grief in different and challenging ways - with one set on a path of self-destruction that could devastate their family all over again. Desperate to understand his own heartbreak better, he reaches out to others who had known Laura. Including her new friend Maria, whose light and warmth are exactly what their grieving family needs, and who is soon helping out and providing emotional support for them all. But the picture Maria paints of Laura is unfamiliar to Nathan - of a wife who felt ignored, a mother who felt she couldnt do enough - and he struggles to reconcile it with his own memories of the woman he loved. Is it possible he didnt know his wife after all? And can he trust Maria? He cant escape the feeling that shes keeping something from him. Maria is hiding a secret with the power to rock Nathans family to its core. Because it is about what happened the day that Laura died.... An insightful and powerful novel guaranteed to break your heart, about how the unthinkable can sometimes help us see the world in a powerful new way. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain, and Susan Lewis.
©2019 Kate Hewitt (P)2019 Bookouture
You know you cant keep your baby. But can you trust someone else with their life? When Heather finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she knows there is no way she can keep her baby. She can barely manage to stay afloat as it is. But how can she stop herself from loving the child as it grows inside her? She thinks shes found the perfect adoptive mother in Grace. Confident and wealthy, Grace has everything that Heather doesnt. But when the heartbreaking moment arrives, will Heather be able to give up her baby? And if she cant, what will this mean for Grace? Two womens lives are forever entwined by the love for the same child and by the agonizing choices they will both have to make. A Mothers Choice will make listeners ask themselves what it truly means to be a parent and whether they could make an ultimately selfless decision when it comes to their childs future. A Mothers Choice is a heartbreaking and compelling emotional drama with a tear-jerking twist - perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer, and Diane Chamberlain. Praise for Kate Hewitt: "Pulled me in and never let me go...Hewitt writes about the complex emotions of family relationships with sensitivity and realism." (Marie Bostwick, The New York Times best-selling author) "Kate Hewitt writes with deep emotion and stunning prose." (Kathleen McGurl, author) "Warm, wonderful, emotion storytelling." (Sarah Morgan, author) "A lushly imagined, deeply moving story...stunning...the perfect book to lose yourself in." (Megan Crane, USA Today best-selling author) "Touches the heart and pulls the reader in." (RT Reviews) "Quality womens fiction...at its finest." (Fictionophile)
©2018 Kate Hewitt (P)2018 Bookouture
He looked down at the little girl, sleeping peacefully, her arms wrapped around a teddy bear. He knew he was the only one who could save her. He could let her sleep forever. An eight-year-old girl, Chelsea Compton, is missing in Pine Valley, California, and for Detective Katie Scott its a cruel reminder of the friend who disappeared from summer camp 20 years ago. Unable to shake the memories, Katie vows she wont rest until she discovers what happened to Chelsea. But as Katie starts to investigate, the case reveals itself to be much bigger and more shocking than she feared. Hidden deep in the forest she unearths a makeshift cemetery: a row of graves, each with a brightly colored teddy bear. Katie links the graves to a stack of missing-persons cases involving young girls - finding a pattern no one else has managed to see. Someone in Pine Valley has been taking the towns daughters for years, and Katie is the only one who can stop them. And then another little girl goes missing, snatched from the park near her home. Katies still haunted by the friend she failed to protect, and shell do anything to stop the killer striking again - but can she find the little girl before its too late? Compulsive and gripping crime fiction for fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine, and Melinda Leigh. Katie Scotts first case will have you on the edge of your seat and gasping with shock.
©2019 Jennifer Chase (P)2019 Bookouture
Half-buried in the muddy earth and surrounded by puddles of water lies the naked body of a beautiful young girl. Her pale skin looks like porcelain in the early morning light. Her fragile arms bent and crooked like a broken doll. When Detective Katie Scott is called to the discovery of a young girl buried on the grounds of a former childrens home in Pine Valley, California, shes hopeful its the end to a devastating cold case shes been working on. No one has seen Candace Harlan since she ran away from Elm Hill Manor five years ago. Her death will be a tragedy, but it will also bring peace to those who miss her most. But the girl in the ground is not Candace. The victim is almost identical to Candace in every way, but fear grips Katie as she takes in the black ink that decorates the girls back a terrifying message tattooed on her skin after she drew her last breath. Forcing down traumatic memories of losing her own parents, Katie is certain someone mistook this poor soul for Candace, and that this crumbling home for lost girls is at the heart of this terrible crime. She sets to work digging into the tragic history of the owners who lost so many children of their own and tracking down the last six residents and the staff who cared for them but no one wants to talk, let alone remember. The next day, as second girls body is found down by the creek at high water, the same words etched into her skin. Katies worst fear is confirmed: someone is picking off the last of the Elm Hill girls one by one. But what does the tattoo mean? And what monster would target these innocent girls who have already been through so much? Katie must dig deep to confront her own fears and protect the vulnerable but as the body count rises further, will there be anyone left to save? An absolutely gripping, dark serial killer thriller. Fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine, and Melinda Leigh will listen in one sitting! What listeners are saying about Jennifer Chase: "Brilliant! Brilliant! Absolutely freaking brilliant!... Fantastic and so real." (Shalinis Books & Reviews, 5 stars) "I just couldnt stop reading. I had to know how the story panned.... One hell of a scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride with several twists and turns along the way. On more than one occasion I almost had to read through my fingers as I feared what was going to happen next...got the adrenaline pumping, the blood pressure rising and sent my heart rate through the roof.... I was gripped by the story and on the edge of my seat throughout." (Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars)
©2020 Jennifer Chase (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller Katie focuses her mind, trying to keep another anxiety attack at bay. The victims long brown hair is slick and wet, her body rigid in the grass. She looks more like a mannequin than the woman Katie had spoken with only yesterday, the woman she had promised to protect.... When a cold, naked body is discovered by a couple on a jog through the lush woodlands of Pine Valley, California, new recruit Detective Katie Scott is stunned to discover the victim is Amanda Payton - a much-loved local nurse and the woman at the heart of an unsolved case shes been investigating whilst getting a grip on her crippling PTSD. Weeks earlier, Amanda had run, battered and bruised, out into the headlights of a passing patrol car. She claimed to have just escaped a kidnapping, but with no strong evidence, the case went cold. The Pine Valley police made a fatal mistake.... Katie is certain the marks on Amandas wrists complete a pattern of women being taken, held captive and then showing up dead in remote locations around Pine Valley - and she wont let someone die on her watch again. But then a beautiful office worker with a link to the hospital where Amanda worked goes missing. With only days before the next body is due to show up, can Katie make amends for her past by saving this innocent life? Totally gripping crime fiction for fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine, and Melinda Leigh. Nothing will prepare you for this nail-biting roller-coaster ride....
©2019 Jennifer Chase (P)2019 Bookouture
I know in my heart that Im going to lose you, my dearest darling girl. I cant fight any longer. No matter what I do, no matter how much I love you, I know that this is the end for me. But remember that I am with you always and that because of you, my mistake was worth it. Amanda always knew she was adopted, but when she inherits a house in Avalon Springs, its the first she hears of her birth mothers death. The moment she used to imagine meeting her for the first time and staring into the bright blue eyes they might share, will always remain a dream. Heartbroken, Amanda knows she must go there to show her children the home where they should have lived, to go through her mothers old clothes, sell the house and say goodbye. But as she walks into the stark white house she begins to feel uneasy. There are religious quotes etched into the walls of the hallway and a jewelry box full of letters hidden in her mothers room. Because the family she lost is hiding dark secrets and the further she digs, the more the happy life she has carefully built for herself and her children is at risk
A gripping and emotional novel about what it means to belong. The Daughter She Lost is perfect for fans of Kerry Fisher, Diane Chamberlain and Liane Moriarty.
©2020 Lauren Westwood (P)2020 Bookouture
Inspired by true events, and for fans of The Beekeepers Promise and The Tuscan Child, comes a passionate, heartbreaking and absolutely pause-resisting story of two remarkable women, separated by history, finding the courage to look for light in the darkest places. As she staggers through the woods towards the smoky remains of her village, she sees the wounded, all those familiar faces covered in blood and ashes, and remembers she isnt just a woman; she is a doctor, and she is needed... 1938 - A young Italian couple cling to each other in the shadow of the Montevino mountains, Mussolinis call to war ringing in their ears. They vow to stay together, no matter what, and hatch a plan to wed in secret before fleeing to the woods to join the resistance. Present Day - Callie Di Giacomo, a waitress from Texas, is still reeling from the discovery that she is adopted when she arrives in Montevino in search of answers - the keys to the stunning hillside villa she just inherited clutched tightly in her hand. In her birth mothers wardrobe grief-stricken Callie finds a diary belonging to a woman named Elisa Stella, one of Italys first ever female students of medicine, wrapped in pale blue ribbon. Page by page, Callie unravels the story of a passionate young doctor who risked everything to marry her sweetheart, who was betrayed by her own people, and forced into hiding as Montevino was invaded. Elisa knew she must survive against all odds to see her loved ones again. But history had other plans
As the diary ends, a startling revelation about who Elisa was offers a chance for Callie to heal past wounds and spark a new future. But is she brave enough to take it? This unforgettable story of love, loss and resilience by the author of million-copy Amazon number one best seller, Watch Over Me, is perfect for anyone who loved The Letter, The Tattooist of Auschwitz or The Dressmakers Gift.
©2020 Daniela Sacerdoti (P)2020 Bookouture
She didnt notice the corn stalks shiver a few feet to her right. By the time she looked up, the man towered above her. In a single movement he wrapped one thick hand around her waist, the other he clamped over her mouth, muffling her screams. Detective Clara Jefferies has spent years running from her childhood in Alber, Utah. But when she hears that her baby sister Delilah has disappeared, she knows that the peaceful community will be shattered, her family vulnerable, and that that she must face up to her past and go home. Clara returns to find that her mother, Ardeth, has isolated her family by moving to the edge of town, in the shadow of the mountains. Ardeth refuses to talk to the police and wont let Clara through the front door, believing she and her sister-wives can protect their own. But Clara knows better than anyone that her mother isnt always capable of protecting her children. When Clara finds out that two more girls have disappeared, all last seen around the cornfields near her familys home, she realizes its not just Delilah whos in danger. And then she gets a call that a body has been found... Clara will have to dig deep into the towns secrets if shes going to find Delilah. But that will mean confronting the reason she left. And as she gets closer to Delilah, she might be putting her more at risk... Gripping and spine-chilling, listeners will love Detective Clara Jefferies, listening to The Fallen Girls deep into the night.
©2020 Bookouture (P)2020 Bookouture