Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Psychological Books

MULTIPLE MOTIVES: A Kate Huntington Mystery (The Kate Huntington mystery series Book 1)

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 of the books in this series are designed to be read and enjoyed as stand-alones as well; no cliffhangers.)

The Text: A short story

**A new short story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Local Girl Missing and Last Seen Alive. Her newest novel, Do Not Disturb, is out 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, the 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, the bestselling author of Everything But the Truth'Thrilling . . . superb plotting. I could hardly catch my breath between twists!' Jenny Blackhurst, the 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, the bestselling author of My Husband's Wife

I Am The Night: an addictive, gripping psychological thriller (The Ackerman Thrillers Book 1)

The night is dark. My soul is darker. Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. are both killers. But while Williams is tortured by the deaths he has caused, Ackerman takes pleasure in his murders.Williams is a former New York City homicide detective. Ackerman is a serial killer. And both men are about to become unwilling pawns in a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of US government. They will be plunged deep into a hellish underworld of murderers and killers. They will find that there is more that connects them than divides them... and that their lives depend on it.Praise for Ethan Cross: 'Ethan Cross manages to pull a new variant out of the black hat in Francis Ackerman ... a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES'The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more' LISA GARDNER'A fast-paced, all-too-real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD

The Killing Type: A short story from the bestselling author of My Husbanda??s Wife

ATWISTED TALE FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HUSBAND'S WIFE AND BLOOD SISTERS - THE PERFECT TRAIN-RIDE READSusie and her sister have never been close. These days they barely speak. So when Danielle messages her out of the blue and begs to meet, Susie knows something must be wrong. But what Danielle tells her seems crazy. Her husband, Simon, may be a bully, but surely he wouldn't hurt her?Then the accident happens. And Susie is forced to rethink everything. Who is lying?Who is telling the truth?And who, really, is the killing type?JANE CORRY - THE QUEEN OF THE TWISTY READ:'A dark, complex and compelling thriller that kept me turning the pages until the end' B A Paris'Jane Corry is a true master of psychological suspense' Kathryn Croft'The perfect summer read!' L J Ross'Jane Corry hooks us from page one' Jane Holland'Jane Corry is the new queen of the psychological thriller. Don't miss this' Kate Furnivall'Fans of psychological thrillers will be hooked after the first page' Closer'Jane Corry weaves a morally complex, twisty tale' Kate Hamer'A rollercoaster of dramatic twists' Elizabeth Haynes

The Wife a?? Part One: A gripping psychological thriller full of twists and lies (The Wife series)

If you can’t stop watching Doctor Foster and The Affair, you won’t be able to put down this chilling new four-part series.‘I was hooked from the moment I started reading’ USA TODAY bestseller Sue FortinMichael 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.

Controlled Explosions (A Paula Maguire Short Story): A compelling crime novella of violence and intrigue

Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist on the Irish border, returns as a teenager in this exclusive digital short story from Claire McGowan. If you love the Paula Maguire series, or are yet to meet the infamous psychologist, you'll be gripped...1998 and future forensic psychologist Paula Maguire is still in school, being taunted by bullies. In particular one girl, whose family has paramilitary links, is calling her a rat. Even though Paula might not know why her mother went missing five years before, she's sure she's no traitor's daughter.But words are nothing compared to what her policeman father, PJ, is dealing with. The hot summer is simmering with violence and the entire force is focused on finding a bomber leaving devices on the routes of Orange parades.When PJ is injured at the scene of a crime, Paula is shocked to find herself next in the perpetrator's crosshairs. The threats at school don't feel so empty now, but what connection could there be? As the possibility of first love appears, will Paula be able to find out in time to save herself and follow her heart?What readers are saying about Controlled Explosions:'A beautifully rendered novella set way before the series began. I was completely hooked' 'Fast-paced and exciting''A great peek into the history of Paula - our favourite psychologist! All very fascinating - I just love the setting'

Alive

For fans of Val McDermid, Elly Griffiths and Peter May, prepare to delve into the dark world of The Craftsman with Alive, the ghostly short story thriller by Sunday Times bestseller Sharon Bolton.A dark moon is rising. A perfect black circle, barely visible in the night sky, the dark moon casts its void over the wind-scorched moor, over the soaring mass of a great limestone hill, and over the town that cowers in its shadow. The dark moon is the absence of moon before the slender silver crescent of the new moon appears again and people can breath a little easier.The month is March and the night is clear and cold, black as pitch. The full moon in March is known as the Worm Moon, welcome despite its ominous name, marking as it does the end of winter and the emergence of earthworms from the thawing ground. Dark moons have never been named, although they are sometimes called the dead moons. The dark moons reign over nights when people stoke up their fires, draw their curtains tighter and try to think happy thoughts. In the town of Sabden at the foot of Pendle Hill in Lancashire they usually fail.In Sabden's soot-blackened terraced houses, the sleepers' dreams darken when the moon leaves the sky. Infants wake up cold, mothers tremble with elusive fears for their children and old folks slip a little closer to death. Only the Craftsman welcomes the dark moon. Alone in the town, he is awake, and ready to start work.Alive is a nail-biting, heart-racing, page-turning thriller that will have you up all night and includes an extract of Sharon's upcoming novel The Craftsman. Alive is the perfect appetiser to wet your appetite for Sharon's crime-fiction reads - a gripping tale that will leave you terrified to turn the lights off!

New Ruth Ware Thriller: One By One Free Ebook Sampler

**READ AN EXCLUSIVE FREE PREVIEW OF THE NEW THRILLER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TURN OF THE KEY AND IN A DARK DARK WOOD**AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW'The sense of dread deepens as the snow falls in Ruth Ware's tensely plotted and deliciously cast alpine thriller' Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our HouseSnow is falling in the exclusive alpine ski resort of Saint Antoine, as the shareholders and directors of Snoop, the hottest new music app, gather for a make or break corporate retreat to decide the future of the company. At stake is a billion-dollar dot com buyout that could make them all millionaires, or leave some of them out in the cold. The clock is ticking on the offer, and with the group irrevocably split, tensions are running high. When an avalanche cuts the chalet off from help, and one board member goes missing in the snow, the group is forced to ask - would someone resort to murder, to get what they want?PRAISE FOR ONE BY ONE:'A chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Agatha Christie would have been up all night reading this one!'Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door'The queen of just-one-more-chapter has done it again' Clare Mackintosh'Impossible to put down and perfectly claustrophobic and gorgeously atmospheric' Gytha Lodge, author of She Lies in Wait'So fast paced, action packed, twisty-turny, modern, clever, scary and ingenious!' Lisa Jewell, author of The People Upstairs'A fab psychological thriller and I loved the snowy setting! Incredibly tense and kept me guessing to the end' Emily Koch, author of If I Die Before I Wake'Chilling, claustrophobic and clever. This is Ruth Ware's best yet' Jo Jakeman, author of Safe House'One By One has all the elements of a classic crime novel, brilliantly reinvented for the modern era with a dramatic setting, pin-sharp characterisation and up-to-the-minute plotting. It is fast-paced, astute and utterly compelling.' Jane Casey, author of The Cutting Place

Daredevils (Hughes Investigations #0.5)

In the prologue to the Hughes Investigations Series, Caela and Ian discover a pattern. Cases that seem solitary and random, may well not be. Still relatively new at the PI job, Caela takes risks she might later regret.This is the free prologue to the Hughes Investigations series that starts with The Devil Inside.Get it now!(Previously sold as Caela's Case by River Alder)

When You're Gone (This Dark Town Book 1)

***** "A disturbing, gripping page-turner, it pulled me in further and further until I realised I was going to read it in one sitting.There’s a sense of menace throughout and the narrative is addictive. FIVE STARS***** "There's no messing around with this book, it jumps straight into the action and keeps that pace up throughout. I love that it's set in my favourite parts of North London and there are some truly dark edges to the book."The first book from 'This Dark Town' mystery thriller trilogy.Eighteen-year-old Lydia Stone wakes up one morning in the north London gothic mansion she shares with her family, to find that her twin sister Kate has disappeared off the face of the earth.CCTV footage shows Kate entering a night club in south London on the night she went missing, but there is no evidence that she ever came out of the club, and police are considering the idea that she was sex-trafficked.In the days and weeks that follow, Lydia takes a closer look at her twin sister's life; her modelling career, penchant for fetish clubs, and interesting array of older friends. It seems like Kate was definitely hiding something. But she isn't the only one...

Killing Me Softly (Previously published as Live and Let Die)

"Best book I've read in a LONG time!" - Adam Croft, bestselling author of "Her Last Tomorrow."A shocking murder. A web of deceit. A twist even Hitchcock wouldn't see coming.It starts with a phone call - Sondra Ellis' beautiful baby sister, Tracy, has disappeared during a jog along Chicago's snowy lakefront. She's even more devastated when Tracy's mangled body is found days later, the victim of a mugging gone wrong.A year later, Sondra continues to struggle with Tracy's death. Her trauma deepens when she discovers a series of odd and unsettling cracks in her sister's seemingly perfect life: puzzling messages, inexplicable meetings, and secrets and lies at every turn.As Sondra continues to dig into the mystery of what happened to her sister, she has no idea she's on her own collision course with life and death.For fans of Patricia Highsmith, Mary Higgins Clark, and Alfred Hitchcock, Killing Me Softly is a page-turning psychological thriller that will keep you up long past your bedtime.Download Killing Me Softly today!

The Slap (Cassidy Newbold Stories)

Cassidy Newbold is a clairvoyant and also an Official Prison Visitor. This enables her to help her brother, a detective to crack his cases. Shaking the hand of prisoner Ronnie Gunner, suspected of abducting two girls, Cassie sees everything. This horrific case will shake her to the core. With the lives of two young girls at stake, she must force herself to enter the farmhouse where Gunner kept them captive. Can she locate them before it is too late? 

The Others (Haunted From Without - Book One) : A Mystery & Detective Paranormal Action & Adventure Medical Thriller Conspiracy

A unique combination of medical thriller, conspiracy thriller, mystery, detective fiction and ghost story Haunted From Without will keep you riveted to your Kindle for hour after hour! If a farmers' guild from Iowa is correct, is the world stumbling blindly into a disaster that could threaten the survival of the human race? Who are 'the Others'? And what is contained within the missing 'GM File' that threatens to destroy some of the world's most powerful companies? To what lengths will these companies go to prevent Peter Nicolson, an investigative journalist from Scotland, from uncovering the truth and publishing it to the world? To find the answers to all these questions and more, download Haunted From Without today, find a comfortable seat, and forget about doing anything else for the next few days! Happy Reading! (But don't switch the light off… you don't know who might be watching you!)What people are saying about Haunted From Without: "Ian C P Irvine has a true talent. It was a book I felt compelled to read to the end at the same time not wanting to finish... I highly recommend this book." "This book made me laugh, cry and kept me guessing to the end." "After just two nights and one train journey Haunted from Without was finished. It was the true meaning of the word "masterpiece." "Normally it takes me a while to get into a book, but this one had me hooked from the first page! The storyline is interesting with plenty of facts thrown in to make you sit up and think and also some 'on the edge of your seat' content, which will leave you with many questions which will challenge your beliefs. I found myself searching the internet, researching things mentioned in this book and wow, the results had me a little scared to say the least. If you are open-minded and inquisitive, this book will keep you entertained and turning every page with anticipation. Well done Ian Irvine for yet another wonderful book." "This is a very good book! I could see it becoming a very good movie. I strongly recommend that adults read it. There is so much that it makes you think about yet the plot keeps you 'stuck to your seat.' " Book One of Two Parts Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. This is an excellent way to introduce yourself to this new and exciting author!- If you enjoy Book One, to continue the story you may then choose to download Book Two. Alternatively, readers are always recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two.

Northanger Abbey: free sampler

A sample of queen of crime, Val McDermid’s modern re-telling of the Austen classic. Get ready for a very different Northanger Abbey.Seventeen-year-old Catherine ‘Cat’ Morland has led a sheltered existence in rural Dorset, a life entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. So when Cat’s wealthy neighbours, the Allens, invite her to Edinburgh Festival, she is sure adventure beckons.Edinburgh initially offers no such thrills: Susie Allen is obsessed by shopping, Andrew Allen by the Fringe. A Highland Dance class, though, brings Cat a new acquaintance: Henry Tilney, a pale, dark-eyed gentleman whose family home, Northanger Abbey, sounds perfectly thrilling. And an introduction to Bella Thorpe, who shares her passion for supernatural novels, provides Cat with a like-minded friend. But with Bella comes her brother John, an obnoxious banker whose vulgar behaviour seems designed to thwart Cat’s growing fondness for Henry.Happily, rescue is at hand. The rigidly formal General Tilney invites her to stay at Northanger with son Henry and daughter Eleanor. Cat’s imagination runs riot: an ancient abbey, crumbling turrets, secret chambers, ghosts…and Henry! What could be more deliciously romantic?But Cat gets far more than she bargained for in this isolated corner of the Scottish Borders. The real world outside the pages of a novel proves to be altogether more disturbing than the imagined world within…

Spider Soup

You are never truly alone. While you sleep, nocturnal creatures stir. A couple discovers that things have changed overnight, and they are no longer in control. Their house is full of cobwebs, and they are being moved little by little in this suspenseful horror tale.After inheriting a house, a husband and wife encounter a frightful surprise. They are surrounded by layer upon layer of silk crawling with arachnids. What lies beyond the cellar door? Find out in SPIDER SOUP, a quirky story from the horror collection ODDS AND ENDS by Lori R. Lopez, author of THE FAIRY FLY, THE DARK MISTER SNARK and AN ILL WIND BLOWS. Can a relationship survive being pushed past the brink? How far is too far over the edge? Alternately tense and humorous, this short story presents a very sticky situation!