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**A free kindle short from Sunday Times bestselling author. Order her newest full length novel, Last Seen Alive, now!**

A single text changed her life. Did it end his?

Emily Latimer is furious. Her boss Andrew is being so unreasonable, as always. She fires off a text to her boyfriend, only in her haste she sends it to her whole office group.

In it she says Andrew's being difficult about letting her have time off work. That she is angry. That she hopes he dies. The next day her face burns in the office. No one believes her when she says it was a typo, she meant to say does. She hopes he does.

It's a nightmare. But it gets worse - Andrew doesn't turn up for work. And then the police come knocking. Because Andrew Burton has been murdered . . .

Praise For Last Seen Alive

'Thrillingly tense and twisty, a great read' B A Paris, the bestselling author of, Behind Closed Doors

'I loved the sense of lurking dread that pervades it all . . . I was absolutely gripped and intrigued' Emma Curtis, bestselling author of, One Little Mistake

'Fast-paced and chock-full of twists, Last Seen Alive is both absorbing and gripping. After reading it you'll never dream of a house swap again' Paula Daly, author of The Mistake I Made

'Brilliant. Twisty, exciting yet so very real' Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But the Truth

'Thrilling . . . superb plotting. I could hardly catch my breath between twists!' Jenny Blackhurst, number 1 bestselling author of Before I Let You In

'I love stories when you're not quite sure who is telling the truth! This one kept me guessing' Jane Corry, author of the Sunday Times bestseller My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters

'A fab and twisty page-turner that kept me guessing' Lucy Clarke, author of Richard and Judy pick The Sea Sisters

Don't You Cry

An electrifying and addictive tale of deceit and obsession from the bestselling author of The Good GirlIn downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew.

Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbour town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where 18 year old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister.

As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under the stranger's spell, Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted rollercoaster ride that builds to a stunning conclusion.

The Wife – Part One: To Have and to Hold (The Wife series, Book 1)

For fans of TV shows Doctor Foster and The Affair. A chilling new four-part series.Michael and Ellie are that couple.

The ones who have it all.

Success, charm, trust...but no relationship is perfect and the events of the past cast a shadow over their charmed life together.

When lecturer Michael starts to mentor a new student, Ellie fears that history is repeating itself. As paranoia takes its ugly hold, it's clear some things just can't be forgotten...or forgiven.

Perfect Crime

A San Francisco wife plots to murder her philandering husband by being in two places at one time.

She commits the Perfect Crime and starts an exciting new life with a sexy new boyfriend, living off the life insurance policy of her murdered husband.

Until her doorbell rings one night . . . .

The Accidental Exorcist

When forensic psychiatrist Abigail Lee meets a baby-killing mother who has been declared criminally insane and acquitted, she discovers something lurking beneath the surface. Something far deeper and more insidious than mere psychopathy. But can she come to terms with her own struggle with science and faith in time to confront it?

The 8th: A Tale of Horror and Revenge

Moving from school to school is never easy. You're constantly struggling to catch up to the level of the other students. You're forever meeting new friends just to have to leave them and establish new colleagues at the new schools. You always find yourself lost in the never-ending maze of corridors as you battle to get to grips with where everything is....

But it's worse when the more unfriendly students decide to take an instant dislike to you. Tormenting you each day...pushing you to see how long it is before you're going to snap...wondering what you're going to do in retaliation to their harsh words and cruel pranks. Are you going to stand up to them, or are you going to be yet another pupil who goes out of their way to avoid them while crying yourself to sleep until you feel as though you can't take the suffering anymore?

You're going to stand up to them, of course. You're going to turn the tables on them. You're going to be the teacher to a very special class. A class where the lessons will be heard throughout the world...lessons that will never be forgotten.

This is your classroom now, and lessons will be learned.

Free Sampler of The Sea Sisters (Chapters 1–6): The Most Emotionally Gripping Novel of the Year

"a terrific summer read" Richard & Judy

Two sisters, one life-changing journey...

This is a free sample of the first six chapters (of 33) of the novel THE SEA SISTERS, by Lucy Clarke.

There are some currents in the relationship between sisters that run so dark and so deep, it's better for the people swimming on the surface never to know what's beneath . . .

Katie's carefully structured world is shattered by the news that her headstrong younger sister, Mia, has been found dead in Bali - and the police claim it was suicide.

With only the entries of Mia's travel journal as her guide, Katie retraces the last few months of her sister's life, and - page by page, country by country - begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death.

What she discovers changes everything. But will her search for the truth push their sisterly bond - and Katie - to breaking point?

The Sea Sisters is a compelling story of the enduring connection between sisters.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Macmillan Collector's Library)

DIFFERENT OFFER (this item listed here is DIFFERENT from the title and/or picture above. Please see description & pictures by BookGems before placing an order): Edition Penguin Classics (an imprint of Penguin Books), 2009. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Robert Mighall. ISBN: 978-0-141-44246-4. HARDBACK. 296 pages, size: 13.6 x 20.5 2.5 cm. The new and unread book remains in excellent condition: cloth bound hardcover bright with shiny decoration on cover and lettering on spine; text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK.

Donations: Dead Ends Story #3

Clarissa, the librarian, works too much. Her new secret admirer aims to change that--permanently.

(DEAD ENDS Short Story #3)

Worth Pursuing: A disturbing short story

When Beth wakes up next to Jay, a man she can only vaguely remember meeting, it's immediately a situation she wants to forget. But then she finds a strange diary in which he compares all the women he meets to ex-girlfriend Sammie, and soon she finds herself in a situation where all she wants is to escape.

Worth Pursuing is a disturbing short story which can be read on its own or as a prequel to LK Chapman's chilling full length psychological thriller Anything for Him.

Blackwater Lake

Matthew Stanyer fears the worst when he reports his parents missing. His father, Joseph Stanyer, has been struggling to cope with his wife, Evie, whose dementia is rapidly worsening. When their bodies are found close to Blackwater Lake, a local beauty spot, the inquest rules the deaths as a murder-suicide. A conclusion that's supported by the note Joseph leaves for his son.

Grief-stricken, Matthew begins to clear his parents' house of decades of compulsive hoarding, only to discover the dark enigmas hidden within its walls. Ones that lead Matthew to ask: Why did his father choose Blackwater Lake to end his life? What other secrets do its waters conceal?

Beware of the neighborhood

In a little town of Wheeler Falls...

a legend is going on for years...

it's a legend about Dr. Dawson's Haunted House....

A very ordinary girl called Ashley, attempts to unravel the mystery of it...

can she get to the bottom of it?

or

will the ghost of Dr. Dawson... And its new victim?





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The Book of You: Free Sampler

Sunday Times top ten bestseller and Richard & Judy pick, The Book of You is a terrifying psychological thriller about obsession and power, perfect for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

Clarissa is becoming more and more frightened of her colleague, Rafe. He won't leave her alone, and he refuses to take no for an answer. He is always there.

Being selected for jury service is a relief. The courtroom is a safe haven, a place where Rafe can't be. But as a violent tale of kidnap and abuse unfolds, Clarissa begins to see parallels between her own situation and that of the young woman on the witness stand.

Realizing that she bears the burden of proof, Clarissa unravels the twisted, macabre fairytale that Rafe has spun around them - and discovers that the ending he envisions is more terrifying than she could have imagined.

The Woman in the Window

Bedrock: A Gripping Psychological Thriller: Volume 1

When Addison Greyer, a happily married mother of three, decides to re-enter the workforce, she never once considers that taking a job might unravel everything she thinks to be true about her life-that it would cause her to look deep within and confront fears she didn't know existed. She couldn't have foreseen how a chance meeting or a single day can change the course of an entire lifetime. Like many women, Addison is defined in terms of marriage and motherhood, until she suddenly finds her life turned upside down by her husband's decision to take a job thousands of miles away. When her tough-as-nails boss offers her an opportunity she can't refuse, Addie is forced to make difficult choices. Those choices take her further and further out of the carefully crafted fairytale life she has created and lead her into an unknown world where things are anything but black and white: a world where she learns that desire is not only dangerous but deadly. In this world, all bets are off as she is forced to finally confront her past. As her past and present collide, she has to make decisions that for most are unthinkable, decisions that can tear her family apart, and perhaps even have fatal consequences. Bedrock is a love story designed to showcase how the choices we make ultimately shape our lives. It serves as a reminder that in the end what defines us is not the big events, the monumental occasions. It's the tiny, seemingly inconsequential moments in between. It's proof that time passes and we cannot, no matter how hard we try, get it back. Bedrock is a story of love and grief that pretty much sums up the context of the human experience. Due to heavy subject matter, strong language, and sexual content this book is for mature readers.

The Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved - New Cover: Volume 1

Anna's entire life was scripted out before she was born by Devin Andersen, a man who doesn't have her best interests in mind. She is to be a tool in his hands to gain ultimate power in the USA. No, not as the President, but as the man who controls the President. Raised by an extremely abusive guardian, Anna was molded into the perfect sex slave for Devin's use. Devin will use Anna's unique gifts to control everyone around him and eventually take her gifts for himself. When Devin took her for himself at the age of twelve, she had a vision of a man. A man who Devin was very interested in. But why? Why would Devin care about a little girl's dreams?

Multiple Motives: A Kate Huntington Mystery: Volume 1 (The Kate Huntington Mystery series)

Psychotherapist Kate Huntington helps other people cope with the horrible things that have happened to them, but she herself has led a charmed life... until now. When a series of what seem like random events-a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time-takes a sinister twist, it becomes apparent that she and her lawyer friend, Rob Franklin, have a common enemy. But the lead police detective has a different theory. He's convinced Kate and Rob are lovers attempting to eliminate their spouses. And he seems determined to build a case against them. As the attacks escalate, Kate and Rob are forced to investigate on their own. Who hates them enough to want them both dead? And doesn't seem to mind if others get caught in the crossfire! (All books in this series are also designed to be read and enjoyed as stand-alones.)

Awake Asleep Dreaming Dead

Who sees the future, who knows the future, and who makes the future? If a wish or a dream comes true is it ours? Where did it come from? Why do we want it? Is life simply a coin toss floating in time waiting to be snatched and held? Do we make it happen? Is it a random snap of a finger instance moment selection, or can we choose which way to turn? Is it magic, illusion, something made from nothing? In the end there's silence, peace after the last images of life fades from thought, and the whisper on our breath sounds a word. And, as the last word rolls off our lips into the eternal silence of a cool peaceful morning it's broken, and this last flutter of time will offer a choice--be awake, asleep, dreaming or dead.

Bird Box: free sampler (chapter 1)

Josh Malerman's debut novel BIRD BOX is a terrifying psychological thriller that will haunt you long after reading.

This is a book extract including chapter 1 of Bird Box.

Malorie raises the children the only way she can; indoors.

The house is quiet. The doors are locked, the curtains are closed, mattresses are nailed over the windows.

They are out there. She might let them in.

The children sleep in the bedroom across the hall.

Soon she will have to wake them. Soon she will have to blindfold them.

Today they must leave the house. Today they will risk everything.

The Mortal Religion

Weird Sex (London Legends Book 1)

"Richard & Judy eat your hearts out..."

"An enjoyable fast-moving whodunit..."

"Quick, witty & extremely observant..."

After two years travelling abroad, Michael has at long last found true contentment. When the time comes to return to London, he throws himself back into life and is determined not to let his new-found inner peace desert him. But strange forces are at play. Is the past returning to shatter his new lifestyle?

Delving into the world of ten minute meals, celebrity doctors, sexual hang-ups and cosmetic make-overs that is daytime television, 'Family Values' is presented by newly weds Julia Daley and Tony Barkworth. Exploring the media and public perception of 'normal' human behaviour, they are hailed as the new king and queen of mid morning television, but unwittingly expose its underlying hypocrisy.

A series of brutal gay murders jeopardises the emerging confidence of London's gay community, giving rise to fears that an evil serial killer of two years earlier is on the loose again. A bizarre set of coincidences, involving the only surviving victim of the serial killer, an 85 year old ex-madam and a premium rate dating line, lead to daytime television's new reigning monarchy being drawn into the enquiries as the net tightens on the killer.

This tale of a quest for fulfilment uses the tragic-comic world of mid morning television to question the moral understanding of supposedly perverse sexual habits, while probing the multi-million pound industry that feeds them.

'The addictive unpleasantness of Bret Easton Ellis framed within the domestic humour of Armistead Maupin.'

'Very trashy and very readable, it's like Jackie Collins meets John Preston.' GAY TIMES

Zero Anaphora

Anna is a professional escort with a disturbing and supernatural secret - something she is scarcely able to understand herself, let alone explain to others...

Despite her adoring clientele, she leaves her career behind when given the opportunity to take control of an underground circle of fetishistic materialists, who provide her with an unprecedented source of money and power. While others are oblivious to her past, a former client is slowly piecing together the clues, but becomes dangerously infatuated with her in the process. Will his obsession lead him to inadvertently discover the truth that lies behind her many methods of disguise?

Meanwhile, a new lover is slowly drawn into Anna's inner social circle, placing yet more pressure upon her to find a way to preserve her true identity. But not every secret can be kept forever...

Fatal Fugue (The Deadlier Sex Book 1)

Book 2 Fatal Truths is now available!

Hayley has an empire in Vegas full of violence, blood, and money, but she can't remember. Jay is a fierce hunter--handsome, mysterious, deadly, and he knows all about Hayley. He says he wants to help her, but some things are too deadly to remember.

For 18+ readers

No Harm Can Come to a Good Man: free sampler

A free sample of James Smythe's thought-provoking thriller about the terrifying breakdown of a family in a world that won't stop moving.

ClearVista is used by everyone to forecast their futures.

Laurence Walker wants to be the next President of the United States. ClearVista will predict his chances.

It will predict whether he's the right man for the job.

It will predict that his son can survive for less than two minutes underwater.

It will predict that Laurence's life is about to collapse in the most unimaginable way.

Discover the eerily-believable world of James Smythe perfect for fans of Dave Eggers, Nick Harkaway and Black Mirror.

Forward Slash Free Sampler

Download an EXCLUSIVE FREE extract of the terrifying new Psychological Thriller from Mark Edwards and Louise Voss.

'I was gripped all the way.' Peter James.

He's posted on your wall.

He's following you on Twitter.

He knows where you are right now...

When Amy receives an email from her older sister, Becky, announcing that she's off travelling and "don't try to find me", she is worried. Becky would never do such a thing on a whim.

Amy - who is recovering from an abusive relationship that has left her terrified of love - soon finds that Becky had started using online dating sites. Aided by Becky's neighbour, Gary, Amy sets about tracking down the men her sister had dated, following a trail that leads her into the darkly seductive world of internet hook-ups.

But Amy is unaware that a sadistic killer is watching - a killer who's been using the internet to stalk, torture and kill. Now he's got something very special planned for Amy and she is about to find out that romance really is dead.

Dark Is The Night

The fair is in town, and a quiet young man leaves the house to see a girl. But it is only from the shadows he can watch her. She is out there enjoying the music and the bright lights. She is nothing like him.

What is it, then, that connects them? Is it the game she plays when she knows that he is watching? Or is it the darkness that resides in her as well?

'Dark is the Night' is a short story of 4000 words.

STORM

Damien, whose older brother, Eric, is killed on the Redland Bay Marina, refuses to accept the police findings.

"Accident," they say.

"Impossible," says Damian, who sets out to find the truth from those involved.

One by one he gets people's stories from them - until he learns the truth - which stuns him.

(A novella.)

Owned

Passion. Murder. Bloodlust.

Among these nefarious stories, siblings strengthen their bond by plotting against their aggressor; an animal lover seeks revenge on devotees of the exotic skins trade; and a psychiatrist gets what's coming to him when he abuses the trust of a jaded client.

These stories take readers straight to the scene of the crime, exploring just how and why people are driven over the edge--and driven to kill.



The OWNED collection is approximately 14,000 words long. A couple of stories contain a speculative element.

Stories Include:

1. Beloved Brother

2. Heart's Blood

3. My Chance Encounter

4. Skins

5. Ms. Zeri ("Misery")

6. Owned

And With the Shadow People Be

From Dan Newman, the author of The Clearing and The Journalist, comes a novella that takes readers, shaking and terrified, back into the jungles of the Caribbean.

Nate Mason sits in the office of a therapist, unable to move past the trauma he lived through on St. Lucia. Gently she wheedles another, similar story out of him, a story that serves as a screen for his own unspeakable memories. The tale of a girl named Jessie and her father, two ex-pats who had taken up residence on the isle. Their Jeep gets stuck in a rut, too late in the day and far from home, and both Jessie and her father must contend with the demons of the island, both real and imagined, over the course of one horrifying night.

"The Clearing is a dark and atmospheric psychological thriller, full of intrigue, terror and superstition, which examines our deep fear of the unknown." --Gumshoe Reviews

What You Don't Know: Ebook Sampler

Read the opening chapters of JoAnn Chaney's chillingly dark debut thriller, What You Don't Know, in this short ebook sampler

** This edition is a short ebook sampler - full hardback and ebook editions available on 9th February 2017 **

A crime like this isn't only about the killer. There are others to consider . . .

Seven years ago, thirty-one bodies were discovered in a crawl-space belonging to Jacky Seever, beloved local businessman and pillar of the community.

Detective Paul Hoskins was lauded for bringing down one of the most ruthless serial-killers of the decade.

Sammie Peterson, the lead reporter on the case, finally obtained the success she craved.

And Seever's wife, Gloria? Well, she claimed to be as surprised as everyone else.

But when you get that close to a killer, can you really just move on?

Today, all three of their lives are in ruins - Hoskins banished to cold cases, Sammie working at the mall and Gloria marked out as the wife of a monster.

So when a series of copy-cat killings provides an opportunity to get their lives back, they have little choice but to take it. Whatever the cost to their humanity . . .

If you loved this short sampler, the full hardback and ebook editions are out on 9th February 2017 - available for pre-order now

The Wind Tower

The top of a wind tower is a dangerous place. Even more so if a storm is approaching, and your workmate keeps staring at you with a murderous look.

The Cajun Girl: Part 1 of 2

A Psychological Suspense Novel She survived a horrific childhood only to wind up trapped in a bitter, loveless marriage. Determined to find independence BJ Donovan, a French Quarter restaurateur, pens a work of fiction. Her book is a hit. But not for long. While interest in her debut crime novel continues to wane she comes up with a plan for how to top the bestseller list again. Using her position as a young executive chef to blend in with the community she embarks on a killing spree, and uses details of the murders to begin the first book in a thriller series. *Excerpt from Chapter 1

Virgil awoke late at night to find his wife gone. He kicked off cold and clammy bedcovers, box springs screeched when he got up. A steady breeze, weighed down with humidity, carried the vanilla-like fragrance of Joe-Pye weed and the barely audible sound of laughter through an open window. He stood behind fluttering white sheers and watched Marie trot across the back yard, her long black curls bouncing with each footfall. The opaque security light above the barn doors cast an eerie pallor through the limbs of an old elm draped with Spanish moss. He noticed her belly, in the narrow space between her shirt and shorts, seemed rounder than normal. He lazily scratched his ass, wondered what the hell she's doing.

Carrion

Boyfriend Glasses: Volume 1 (Greta Bell Psychological Thriller)

The first time Greta saw Blake, she knew he was the one. Knew it like fire knows tinder. She hadn't thought she'd be at a frat party her first week in college, but her roommate, Amber, convinced her to go. Greta couldn't believe how easy it was to get in. It seemed like they threw those parties just so girls like her would come. But she was pretty now, and everything was different. No one knew anything about her ugly duckling past or all the darkness before. It was a whole new world, a brand new start. Then she saw Blake and knew he was her destiny. But Blake saw Amber first. And he got...confused. Blake was her soul mate. She could tell. She knew all about soul mates. Too bad about her last one. BOYFRIEND GLASSES is the first book in a trilogy of dark psychological thrillers perfect for fans of THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY or GONE GIRL. Buy your copy now! The entire GRETA BELL PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER trilogy: BOYFRIEND GLASSES (Book 1) PARTY DRESS (Book 2) DIAMOND RING (Book 3)

Next Move, You're Dead

Joe After Maya

The Freeing of Jonathon Mark

Jonathon is a Taker, some type of modern day psych in the growing industry of modern grief. Takers treat people for all that ails them just by listening. In session, a Taker doesn't speak. A Taker doesn't move. A Taker doesn't even blink. A Taker takes till their patients have got no more negativity to give. A chance meeting throws a new patient into Jonathon's life. A girl whose carefree lightness of being is in complete contrast to the average patient. She makes Jonathon realise he can no longer refuse to deal with how his job makes him sick, nor his own destructive vice. Murder is his only way out, an action that leads him towards his own death and beyond. It is a path he hopes will lead him to his freedom.

Grey Areas: Volume 1

Henry Fields is an unsuspecting young man who has just moved to the small and quiet town of Gable, Iowa. After finding a job and a place to live he quickly establishes himself as the friendly and reliable "new guy." Despite being elusive about his past, local hometown girl Claire Mathison discovers an irresistible attraction to Henry. But major trouble begins to brew one night and it soon becomes unclear whether Henry Fields is part of the problem or the solution. Filled with psychological drama, suspense, and thrills, Grey Areas is the debut release from Brad Carl.

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