Called home by the brother he hasn’t seen in years, Jonathan Hunter arrives just in time to witness his brother’s death and hear his dying words, cryptic clues which plunge Hunter headfirst into a nest of terrorists planning to execute a series of horrifying attacks. Fortunately, Hunter is a ‘consultant’ for the CIA, tasked with taking care of the dirty, deniable jobs Uncle Sam can’t publicly admit to. If anyone can solve the puzzle in time to save those at risk, it’s Hunter.
This is a brilliant psychological thriller which plays on the greatest (supposedly irrational) fear of every new mother - what if someone stole my baby? The May Mothers are a group of Brooklyn women who all gave birth in the month of May. They meet regularly for coffees and in the park, and one night when their babies are a few weeks old, decide to have an evening out together, leaving their husbands with the babies. Winnie, a beautiful, remote single mother, is convinced to
Third in this bestselling series, if you haven’t read the first two, I don’t recommend starting here. Can you tell I started here? I feel like I didn’t get to know Morgan all that well, particularly since although she is the protagonist, probably half the book was told from the point of view of either her boyfriend, Lance Kruger, or his partner in investigation, Lincoln Sharp. Morgan doesn’t even appear until Chapter 3. With so many PoV hops, it’s occasionally difficult to kn
The Lying Kind is a police procedural thriller centred on the character of Rachel Prince, a late-thirty-something Detective Inspector assigned to review the case of Lola Jade Harper, a six-year-old girl abducted from her bed some months before and never seen since. Rachel is an intriguing and intelligent woman, but at times her personal choices made me want to grit my teeth. From her avoidance of discussing a situation many years in the past to her decision to avoid a promisi
Mercy Kilpatrick is no ordinary FBI agent. Raised by a family of doomsday preppers, her life's philosophy boils down to Be Prepared… for anything. So when a terrified young girl stops her car on a deserted road through deep forests in the middle of the night, Mercy reacts a lot better than most in the situation would. At least, until the child leads her to an isolated cabin where an old woman is bleeding to death from multiple stab wounds. Soon, Mercy is embroiled in a tangle
Srepska is a cyber-crime thriller predicated on a frightening possibility; what if a team of well-resourced, competent hackers managed to gain control of the systems governing everyday financial transactions? The story begins with the ‘Srepska’ group’s first large-scale trial, where they cripple the cellphone network in Kenya. Since around 40% of monetary transactions in the country are made using cellphones, the disruption of the system causes immediate chaos. Moving on from
Do Not Ask is Elaine Williams Crockett’s second book about former FBI agent turned federal judge Warren Alexander. Now the Supreme Court’s newest justice, Justice Alexander is drawn into the investigation when the President’s twin daughters go missing after visiting Alexander’s playboy son-in-law’s estate. A scandal threatens when it emerges that the twins may have been blackmailing prominent married men with sex tapes, and Alexander must team up with his former FBI partner t
This book starts with the seriously great opening line "Evelyn's first murder was an accident." From that moment on, you are drawn ever deeper into the story, into the world of Evelyn, the kind of woman who you might well know - in her late forties, charming, well-liked by everyone. The kind of woman about whom you might say "She wouldn't hurt a fly!" Except, of course, the reader knows that Evelyn is very capable of hurting. It's how she gets to that point which is an intrig