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One For Sorrow (Isabel Fielding Book 1)

A chilling psychological thriller by the million-copy bestselling author of Silent Child.Who really killed Maisie Earnshaw?Within the walls of the high-security psychiatric facility, Crowmont Hospital, reside many violent offenders. To nurse Leah Smith, no matter what, all offenders are patients first and foremost. When Leah is appointed as nurse to Isabel Fielding, she is determined to remain professional despite the shocking crime Isabel allegedly committed in her past.Years ago, six-year-old Maisie Earnshaw was found face down in a duck pond, her body mutilated. Isabel--at age fourteen, found covered in Maisie's blood--was convicted of murder.As Leah spends time with Isabel, she comes to know her as a young woman with a sweet, gentle nature, someone she could never see as a murderer. Leah begins to suspect members of the Fielding family of framing Isabel as a young girl, and she's not the only one. True crime blogger James Gorden thinks Isabel is innocent too.Is Leah allowing her own dark past to taint her judgement as she grows closer to her patient? Or has a young woman been unjustly robbed of her childhood?Praise for the Isabel Fielding series:"I can't praise this book was one of the best books I've read this year!""Without giving too much away the characters had me fooled! Nothing is what it seems, you need to keep reading ... just one more chapter...""One For Sorrow is such a fabulously dark and twisted read. I knew from the opening pages it was going to be good but by heck I didn't forsee the twists and turns as they happened. It's one of those stories that you will be constantly second-guessing and jumping at conclusions only to be totally wrong.""This dark, twisty psychological thriller was totally riveting."

The Birthday Killer: a mental health nurse thriller

When Joe a maverick mental health professional saves the life of the Mayors daughter, he gets invited to consult with the police on a murder investigation. Four girls dead in four months. A killer is out there and they want Joe to catch them.

A Life for a Life: A domestic thriller novella - one of them has to go...

Would you choose your marriage or your mother?Shaun has spent years stuck in the middle of his wife and his mother. Usually he can keep them apart, but when circumstances conspire to put them indefinitely under the same roof, he's discovers the depth of ill feeling between them.This is a situation that can only have one outcome. One of them has to go...

Desecration (Brooke and Daniel Book 1)

A killer with a fetish for body parts stalks London.As Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke copes with the daily pain of watching her daughter suffer through her last days, she is assigned to a macabre murder case. The mutilated body of a young heiress is found within the London Royal College of Surgeons surrounded by medical specimen jars.An antique Anatomical Venus figurine is discovered beside the body and Jamie enlists the help of British Museum researcher, Blake Daniel, to look into its past.When personal tragedy strikes, Jamie has nothing left to lose and she must race against time to stop the mysterious Lyceum before they claim another victim.As Jamie and Blake delve into a macabre world of grave robbery, body modification, and the genetic engineering of monsters, they must fight to keep their sanity — and their lives.A story of vengeance and a passion for justice, a psychological thriller with an edge of the supernatural.The Brooke and Daniel Psychological Thrillers:Desecration #1Delirium #2Deviance #3Readers on Desecration: “Not for the squeamish or faint of heart … It freaked me out and I loved it!” Gillian“When Penn's not plucking the reader's heart strings like a mandolin, she's grossing us out with medical/surgical gore, white-knuckling suspense, and intense psychological stress. In other words, Desecration is a great read!” Patrick“This story eviscerates its readers. It had me hunched over the screen in horror and sitting back in tears within the first two chapters. By the end of the book I was a mess, but what a ride! A meticulously researched and emotionally gripping story created by an author at the height of her powers.” Spineless Reviews“I enjoyed this book very much. I love books that combine gore and the dark past, murder and detective work from a REAL, and emotional, person. Add an element of the supernatural... and that's me in my element for a few hours!” Kay“It's a combination of a police procedural thriller, a historical tour of anatomy and teratology, and has a dash of the supernatural thrown in for good mix” Andy

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.)

Miller Avenue Murder: An addictive police procedural legal psychological thriller

From the indie author of Missing, comes a riveting new psychological thriller.Tillamook county, Northwest Oregon had been lulled, a slumber gradually trailing the brisk night when an unthinkable tragedy sends a tremor through the district. Blake Campbell an antique storekeeper had been found lacerated in a threadbare wedding dress in the heart of her late husband's home on Miller Avenue.And four women find themselves tied to the investigation.Detective Rachel Olson believes it’s a wedding night gone wrong. Criminal law professor Claire Fisher thinks it’s the ex-wife. Psychologist Lisa Patterson is convinced it’s the disturbed son. And District Attorney Regan Sinclair has her money on the governor. Four perspectives and a killer on the loose.

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...

The Brothers Karamazov

Dostoyevsky's last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880) is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist intellectual Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha - are all at some level involved.Bound up with this intense family drama is Dostoyevsky's exploration of many deeply felt ideas about the existence of God, the question of human freedom, the collective nature of guilt, the disatrous consequences of rationalism. The novel is also richly comic: the Russian Orthodox Church, the legal system, and even the authors most cherished causes and beliefs are presented with a note of irreverence, so that orthodoxy, and radicalism, sanity and madness, love and hatred, right and wrong are no longer mutually exclusive. Rebecca West considered it "the allegory for the world's maturity", but with children to the fore.

Watching (PAVAD: FBI Romantic Suspense Book 1)

PREDATORS DESERVE TO BE PUNISHED. FBI Agent Georgia Dennis has dedicated her life to stopping those preying on the vulnerable, using her profiling skills to get ahead of monsters that hurt others.Her final case with the Complex Crimes Unit will be no different—even if the dead women and girls bear a striking resemblance to Georgia.To the victim she had once been.The last thing she needs is her jerk of a boss, Michael "Hell" Hellbrook, second-guessing her as the case brings her own past boiling to the surface.★ HE WILL DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT HER. ★Hell had always taken the safety of his team very seriously—especially Georgia’s. She has a young son waiting on her at home, after all.For this case he is going to keep her right at his side, every moment of the investigation. He will keep her safe.No matter how angry she becomes.But as Hell and Georgia dig deeper into a killer's secrets, someone else is watching. Someone whose descent into madness threatens everyone around them. Everyone Georgia loves.Now Georgia and Hell have to answer the question:Is this watcher their killer, or someone much, much closer?

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Pandemic Ramblings of an Autism Dad

This book is in no way an effort to complain or draw attention to myself. In 2020-2021, this planet experienced, and is still experiencing, a global pandemic. (Covid 19) This deadly virus killed millions around the world. Many more have been infected with this horrible illness and have survived, but so many have suffered permanent health issues due to Covid. It has been painful to watch. Another victim of the pandemic has been the social life we all came to take for granted. We were unable to socialize, forced to isolate ourselves in the relative safety of our homes, and wear masks to protect ourselves and others when we did venture out. This lack of socializing, although hard on everyone, was catastrophic for those with mental disabilities, like my son, Michael. Michael is autistic and non-verbal; however, he is extremely social. I watched him regress daily. His Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder became one of his only comforts. He began repeating single words over and over for twelve hours straight. He paced the floors from his waking moment until bedtime. His hand stimming (Hand flapping) was constant. His eating and sleeping habits changed dramatically. He suffered from weight loss and insomnia. Every day, I struggled to find ways to comfort Michael, but with little success. As his father, my heart ached to see him regress back to much the way he was as a toddler. The pandemic aged me tremendously. Michael, twenty-three, wanted desperately to be with people his own age who had similar disabilities to his. (We all enjoy the company of those with whom we have something in common.) For over seventeen months, we endured only having each other’s company in our tiny home. I also suffered from insomnia, drank a good deal more than I had previously, my depression raged, my blood pressure soared to 170 over 120 and I simply could not find a way to relax, even with our daily walks of over two hours. Finally, I resorted to smoking marijuana before bed and found I was able to sleep for several hours straight. That is the background for this book. I hope this will also serve as somewhat of a loosely written record of the pandemic. We learned many things as this virus progressed. Most of all, I sincerely hope that we re-learned that our survival depends on caring about others. Many members of the “It’s all about me” generation who refused to wear masks to protect themselves and others are now dead. When we live simply for ourselves, we often end up alone and forgotten. This is also my story, told in a stream-of-consciousness style. I chose to write it in that fashion because much of the pandemic was spent in somewhat of a daze. I was often writing when I was quite “buzzed” from drinking beer. I found my mind was free to truly unleash what I was feeling, without reservation. I have desperately tried to write this in a free form, but with a storyline that can be followed easily. I hope that is the case. Enjoy!-Paul Nelson (July 13, 2021)


In the past, Ulysses has been labeled dirty, blasphemous, and even unreadable. None of these adjectives, however, do the slightest justice to the novel. To this day it remains the modernist masterpiece, in which the author takes both Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. It is funny, sorrowful, and even (in a close-focus sort of way) suspenseful. And despite the exegetical industry that has sprung up in the last 75 years, Ulysses is also a compulsively readable book.William Blake saw the universe in a grain of sand. Joyce saw it in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904, a day distinguished by its utter normality. Two characters, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom, go about their separate business, crossing paths with a gallery of indelible Dubliners. We watch them teach, eat, stroll the streets, argue, and (in Bloom’s case) masturbate. And thanks to the book’s stream-of-consciousness technique — which suggests no mere stream but an impossibly deep, swift-running river — we’re privy to their thoughts, emotions, and memories. The result? Almost every variety of human experience is crammed into the accordian folds of a single day, which makes Ulysses not just an experimental work but the very last word in realism.I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape. —T. S. EliotWhat is so staggering about “Ulysses” is the fact that behind a thousand veils nothing lies hidden; that it turns neither toward the mind nor toward the world, but, as cold as the moon looking on from cosmic space, allows the drama of growth, being, and decay to pursue its course. —Carl JungThe greatest novel of the 20th century. —Anthony Burgess“Ulysses” is extraordinarily interesting to those who have patience (and they need it). —John Middleton MurryIt is difficult not to acclaim a masterpiece. —Virginia Woolf

Do you remember

Tanith’s life has changed irrevocably since the death of her younger brother and, battling to cope, she suffers a relapse which affects her vision, making it even harder for her to deal with a life that feels like it’s fast unravelling.Deciding on an early night after a particularly tiring day, she wakes the next morning to fuzzy recollections of a car accident (hers?) and realises she’s not in the pyjamas she went to bed in. Her treasured jade necklace, a birthday gift from her parents, lies at the foot of her bed, viciously smashed.Even more terrifying, she has no recollection of what happened. Everything after she lay her head on the pillow is a blank.

It was you

Milly Temple is still haunted by the terrible accident that caused the death of her best friend in high school and, on the ten-year anniversary of Anna’s passing, receives a card with the words It was you!!! scratched viciously across it. All Milly can clearly recall from that day is the terrible wailing of Anna’s mother when the body was found, as well as the terrifying run through the veld that had precipitated the accident. After the card comes an emailed newspaper clipping from ten years ago that Milly has never seen before. Arriving home one evening to her apartment front door open, Milly wonders if the person terrorising her could be Bruce, the boy at school who’d chased her that day and, when her car door is badly keyed in a dark parking lot after work, by seemingly the same hand that had scratched out the It was you!!! card, Milly becomes convinced that what is happening is some sort of jealousy-fuelled attempt at revenge.But why does she have so little memory of what happened? And who is going out of their way to frighten her into remembering?