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Author: J.T. Bishop
Publisher: Eudoran Press LLC
In this gripping thriller, former detective Jill Jacobs must confront the Makeup Artist, an elusive psychopath whose trail of terror left seven dead and whose obsession almost destroyed her. When the Artist strikes again in a new city, Detectives Gordon Daniels and Aaron Remalla must find the woman whose strange psychic connection to the killer is their best hope to catch him. Desperate and afraid, Jill’s only chance to find closure is to confront the man who stalked her and his grisly crimes. But there’s a catch. She must return to the mindset that bound her to him. The mindset the killer still seeks from her. But choosing to help Daniels and Remalla will not only risk her life but also her heart, when she falls for one of them, drawing the attention of the man she’s driven to capture. After losing everything, can she find the courage to face the murderer who took it all away, and who is eager to do it again?
Author: Rob Kaufman
Ten-year-old, Danny Madsen, has been missing for four days when Jesse Carlton begins his own search for his godson on a frigid, snowy night. Driving along a deserted rural road, Jesse hits a stretch of black ice at the same time Danny appears from the thicket. Unable to control the car, Jesse slams into the boy and watches helplessly as Danny’s body flies back into the dark brush. When Jesse regains consciousness, he has no recollection of how he and his car wound up in a ditch. However, there’s a witness: Charles Hastings, the sociopathic kidnapper who chased Danny through the brush and into the path of Jesse’s car. Hastings takes this chance to set up Jesse so he’ll take the fall for both Danny’s fate. And so the mind games begin—an onslaught of psychological manipulation that devastates Jesse, his wife, Danny’s parents and the cops’ investigation. Inexplicably, the torment continues even after the primary suspect is killed and the rollercoaster of emotions and confusion seems never-ending, until the final and devastating truth is revealed.
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Author: Kate Rigby
Psychology graduate, Heidi Harper is appointed to work with Professor Mala, pioneer of a new project to rehabilitate dog-reared feral child, Nicki. Heidi is soon asking questions and her mission takes on sinister overtones. As the truth outs, the lives of all concerned begin to unravel. Savage To Savvy is a psychological novel.
Looking back over a turbulent lifetime, Flora Dunbar recalls an eccentric childhood lived in the shadow of her twin, Rory, a musical prodigy; then early marriage to Hugh, a handsome clergyman twice her age. Motherhood brought her Theo, the son she couldn't love, but in middle age she finally found brief happiness in a scandalous affair with her nephew, Colin. Now Flora Dunbar is dead. But it isn’t over. The spectre at the funeral is Flora herself, unobserved by her grieving family and the four men who loved her...
Author: Gemma James
He isn’t real. The stranger with the seductive eyes. The man whose phantom touch ignites me. The guy I’ve seen in my dreams for years. But it turns out he does exist because he’s standing in the bar where I work, sexy and secretive in the flesh. And those mahogany eyes that are as familiar as my own? They’re haunted. Rife with tragedy. Dark with an agenda. It can’t be a coincidence he appeared when the killings started. Now my nights are full of visions I’d rather not see. Death and despair. Victims and headlines. A reality I can’t escape. My dream lover is determined to protect me, and I’m determined to save him from the demons of his past. Together, we might just heal each other…if fate and a serial killer don’t get to us first.
Category: Psychological Thriller
Author: Tim Greaton
Series: The Samaritans Series
Publisher: Focus House Publishing
Skip Ralstat is a man so steeped in grief and despair that life seems no longer possible. After the death of his wife and child, Skip blames himself. He has given up his friends, his job and now, devoid of all hope, he survives on the mean streets of Albany. He knows it can't go on, that life must end...but will it? In "The Santa Shop" we get our first glimpse at the Samaritans Conspiracy, a secretive group of individuals who are seldom seen and never recognized. But why has Skip suddenly become of interest to them?
Author: Laurie Boris
Sarah loves Boston. The feeling isn’t mutual. After a run of bad luck, bad timing, and bad choices, the graphic artist scuttles back to the college town where best friend Emerson lives. She hopes the change of scene will change her fortune. Emerson, still in love with her, wonders if the move means something altogether different. But Sarah’s hasty decisions often end in disaster. How long can he carry a torch for a woman like Sarah without getting burned?
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