Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Random House
FBI Special Agent Will Trent’s instinct is put to the test. An exclusive straight to digital short story from the No.1 bestseller. On assignment at Atlanta's busy airport Special Agent Will Trent is forced to make a split-second decision. But is it the right one? Multi-million copy, international bestselling thriller writer Karin Slaughter is known for her razor-sharp plotting and her ability to put the reader right at the heart of the crime. Snatched is Karin at her best in a compelling story that will grip you like a vice. It also gives readers a chance to read the opening chapters of Criminal. And a taster of Fallen.
Author: Rebecca Forster
Publisher: Rebecca Forester
Josie Bates has a full plate caring for a troubled teen, but it’s about to get fuller when her ex-cop lover, Archer, is accused of murdering his disabled stepson – a son Josie never knew he had. When Timothy Wren died at California’s oldest amusement park it appeared to be a tragic accident. But now Timothy’s biological father and the district attorney are out for blood. Is this a criminal action with merit, a vendetta or is there a big cash settlement in the offing?For Josie the stakes are higher – it’s personal. Racing against time to prove someone is framing Archer, her faith in him is tested by his honesty regarding his feelings about his stepson. Finally, she finds the truth lies with not in Archer’s words but with a long-forgotten silent witness.
Author: Linwood Barclay
From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes the jaw-dropping finale of the Promise Falls Trilogy. Everything has been leading to this. It’s the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd, and the small town of Promise Falls, New York, has found itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar flu-like symptoms—and dozens have died. Investigators quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from a mass poisoning of this town? Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is faced with another problem. A college student has been murdered, and he’s seen the killer’s handiwork before—in the unsolved homicides of two other women in town. Suddenly, all the strange things that have happened in the last month start to add up… Bloody mannequins found in car “23” of an abandoned Ferris wheel…a fiery, out-of-control bus with “23” on the back, that same number on the hoodie of a man accused of assault… The motive for harming the people of Promise Falls points to the number 23—and working out why will bring Duckworth closer to death than he’s ever been before… From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Fanucci Editore
Will Trent è considerato uno dei migliori agenti del Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Eppure, quando una studentessa del college locale viene brutalmente assassinata, il suo supervisore Amanda Wagner lo tiene fuori dal caso. Will non riesce a comprenderne il motivo fino a quando i due non si incontrano in un orfanotrofio abbandonato: il luogo in cui Will aveva trascorso la sua infanzia dopo che la madre era stata uccisa e il padre incarcerato per omicidio. I due detective scopriranno presto che ciò che li lega non è solo un rapporto di lavoro, ma una traccia sepolta a metà degli anni Settanta, quando Amanda era una giovane agente di polizia alle prese con un ambiente ostile alle donne e Will un bambino che stava per perdere tutti i suoi sogni. Una traccia che dovranno seguire e affrontare, a costo di aprire ferite che sembravano rimarginate, per impedire che l’orrore del passato li travolga di nuovo.
Author: Liz Jensen
Publisher: A&C Black
In a merciless summer of biblical heat and destructive winds, Gabrielle Fox's main concern is a personal one: to rebuild her career as a psychologist after a shattering car accident. But when she is assigned Bethany Krall, one of the most dangerous teenagers in the country, she begins to fear she has made a terrible mistake. Raised on a diet of evangelistic hellfire, Bethany is violent, delusional, cruelly intuitive and insistent that she can foresee natural disasters - a claim which Gabrielle interprets as a symptom of doomsday delusion. But when catastrophes begin to occur on the very dates Bethany has predicted, and a brilliant, gentle physicist enters the equation, the apocalyptic puzzle intensifies and the stakes multiply. Is the self-proclaimed Nostradamus of the psych ward the ultimate manipulator, or could she be the harbinger of imminent global cataclysm on a scale never seen before? And what can love mean in 'interesting times'? A haunting story of human passion and burning faith set against an adventure of tectonic proportions, The Rapture is an electrifying psychological thriller that explores the dark extremes of mankind's self-destruction in a world on the brink.
The Darkest Day
Author: Tom Wood
While carrying out a hit on a terrorist financier, Victor finds himself the target of an assassin who proves to be just as deadly as he is. Never one to let such a thing go, Victor sets about hunting down his attacker and those who sent her. She is Raven -- a freelance assassin with a dark past and hidden agenda. If Victor wants to stay alive he must find out who Raven really is and what she is truly after.
Author: James Swallow
Publisher: Forge Books
New York Times bestselling author James Swallow begins his espionage thriller series with Nomad featuring British desk jockey intelligence operative turned active agent. Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Dane the only survivor—and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6—he's forced into the front line. Matters spiral out of control when the evidence points toward Dane as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name. With nowhere to turn to for help and no one left to trust, Marc is forced to rely on the elusive Rubicon group and their operative Lucy Keyes. Ex US Army, Lucy also knows what it's like to be an outsider, and she's got the skills that Dane needs. A terrorist attack is coming, one bigger and more deadly than has ever been seen before. With the eyes of the security establishment elsewhere, only Keyes and Dane can stop the attack before it's too late. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
L'orlo del baratro
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Time Crime
Atlanta, 1974. Kate Murphy ricorderà a lungo il suo primo giorno di lavoro al dipartimento di polizia. Un efferato serial killer che sta mietendo vittime tra gli uomini delle forze dell’ordine ha commesso l’ennesimo omicidio. La polizia è assetata di vendetta, la città è sull’orlo della guerriglia urbana. Kate, intenzionata a lasciarsi alle spalle un passato difficile e tormentato, sa che non sarà facile guadagnarsi la fiducia dell’ambiente maschilista e conservatore del dipartimento. Né può aspettarsi che la sua partner, l’agente Maggie Lawson, si dimostri ben disposta nei suoi confronti. Come lei, Maggie è una donna indurita dalla vita, che vede il proprio lavoro come un’occasione di riscatto. Ma quando entrambe vengono escluse dalle indagini sul serial killer, il desiderio di rivalsa che le accomuna le spinge ad avventurarsi nel cuore oscuro della città sulle tracce dell’assassino. La rabbia, il dolore e l’orgoglio daranno loro la forza di andare avanti, e saranno disposte a giocarsi il tutto per tutto pur di assicurare il killer alla giustizia. Acuto, audace, a tratti doloroso, L’orlo del baratro è il romanzo più potente di Karin Slaughter. “Il primo thriller stand-alone di Karin Slaughter è un capolavoro.” RT Book Reviews “Una mirabile descrizione del razzismo, dell’omofobia e della misoginia della cultura poliziesca anni Settanta. Uno dei migliori romanzi di Karin Slaughter.” Booklist “Con L’orlo del baratro Karin Slaughter si conferma tra i migliori autori americani.” The Huffington Post “Intenso, avvincente, suggestivo.” Associated Press “Personaggi femminili indimenticabili e una sorprendente ricostruzione storica dell’Atlanta degli anni Settanta. L’orlo del baratro è una delle letture più intense degli ultimi tempi.” Kathryn Stockett
The Cold Nowhere
Author: Brian Freeman
Edgar Award finalist and international bestselling author Brian Freeman brings the long-awaited return of Lieutenant Jonathan Stride to the bitter cold of Duluth, Minnesota. Sixteen-year-old Catalina Mateo shows up unannounced one night in Detective Jonathan Stride's home, dripping wet from a desperate plunge into the icy waters of Lake Superior. Her sodden clothes stained with blood, Cat spins a tale of a narrow escape from a shadowy pursuer. Stride decides to trust this girl, but his judgment may be clouded by memories of Cat's mother. Ten years earlier, Cat hid under the porch of her family home while her mother was brutally butchered by her ex-con father. Stride still blames himself for not preventing the slaughter. But is Cat telling the truth? Stride's police partner, Maggie Bei, doubts the homeless girl, who has been living rough on the streets of Duluth since her mother's death--and now sleeps with a knife hidden under her pillow. As Stride investigates Cat's story, more violence trails in the teenager's wake--and Maggie's suspicions about her deepen. Now a single question haunts the void between them: Should Stride be afraid for--or of--this terribly damaged girl?
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Delacorte Press
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Features a new introduction on the origins of the Will Trent novels and Fractured’s place in the series Ansley Park is one of Atlanta’s most upscale neighborhoods—but in one gleaming mansion, in a teenager’s lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter’s attacker with her bare hands. Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is one of the first on the scene. Trent soon sees something that the Atlanta cops are missing, something in the trail of blood, in a matrix of forensic evidence, and in the eyes of the stunned mother. When another teenage girl goes missing, Trent knows that this case, which started in the best of homes, is about to cut quick and deep through the ruins of perfect lives broken wide-open: where human demons emerge with a vengeance.
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
In this suspense, Karin Slaughter weaves together the human stories of three characters from her novels 'Faithless' and 'Fractured', who collide here in a race against unspeakable human evil. When a tortured young woman enters the trauma center of an Atlanta hospital, Dr. Sara Linton is thrust into a desperate police investigation with Special Agent Will Trent and his partner, Faith Mitchell. Though guarding their own wounds and their own secrets, Sara, Will, and Faith find that they are all that stand between a madman and his next victim.
Picture Me Dead
Author: Heather Graham
Discover this haunting classic thriller by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham, where a seasoned cop working too close to the edge and a smart, sexy officer-in-training get more than they bargained for, and the truth is hidden in a world of corruption, greed and murder. Nothing has prepared police rookie Ashley Montague for the shocking discovery of a body on the highway and her glimpse of a mysterious hooded figure watching from the side of the road. At another crime scene in the heart of the Everglades, Detective Jake Dilessio stares at the mutilated body of a woman?the victim identical those of a cult leader he put away five years ago. Is this a copycat killing, or is the wrong man behind bars? As they join their investigations, the last thing Ashley and Jake want or need is the electric pull of desire as they are dragged deeper into a dangerous conspiracy. Now, with time running out and their lives on the line, they have everything to fight for...and everything to lose.
An Innocent Client
Author: Scott Pratt
Burned out defense attorney Joe Dillard, against his better judgment, takes the case of Angel Christian, a waitress in a strip club, who is accused of stabbing a preacher to death in a Tennessee motel--a case that is linked to his own deeply troubled sister and a vindictive detective. Original.
Author: Adrienne Giordano, Misty Evans
Publisher: ALG Publishing LLC
In this first book in a thrilling new romantic suspense series… Justice “Grey” Greystone was fired from the FBI for insubordination. Now the FBI wants him to use his renegade skills to take down a serial killer who’s above the law. To trap the Lion, Grey will need to send the perfect woman undercover. Sydney Banfield runs a women’s shelter and bends the law daily to help victims of abuse escape their painful lives. Three of the women she’s recruited for government jobs have become victims of the Lion. If Syd has her way, the vicious killer will never touch another woman again. Grey and Sydney set a trap—with Sydney as the sexy bait—but the Lion adds a complex twist to his homicidal agenda. With Sydney’s life on the line, Grey must race against the clock to catch a killer who’s as unstoppable as he is evil.