Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Psychological Books

The Bend: A psychological thriller that will grip you to the final pages

Kate sees death in photographs. Before it happens.Gift or curse? As the lone survivor of a school bombing, she's hid from the press for twenty years. Her new job as a photographer in the rural town of Bend, PA offers her another safe haven from bold reporters.Until women start disappearing.Each missing woman appears to have a connection to a mysterious local cult, and Seth, Bend's only reporter, sets out to investigate. His drastic plans to expose the members make Kate fear for his--and her own--safety, but can she trust him enough to reveal her secrets?The wrong answer could get one, or both of them killed.

Hit and Done: Shortlisted for Kindle Storyteller Award 2018 (The DI Stella Cole Thrillers Book 3)

Forget the law. This cop wants revenge...Detective Inspector Stella Cole has almost completed her bloody quest to avenge the hit and run killings of her husband and daughter. Only one member of the legal conspiracy who murdered them remains. But he happens to be her boss: Detective Chief Superintendent Adam Collier. And he’s not going to go down without a fight.Collier's first move is to have Stella sectioned. While she’s incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital, he hires a Maltese woman to kill her.Monica Zerafa is fearless, brutal and hungry for the cash Collier’s promised her.But neither Collier nor Zerafa has reckoned with Stella’s violent alter ego, “Other Stella”. What’s worse for Stella, this split-off part of her personality is growing stronger by the day. She wants control.The non-stop action switches from London, to a gangster's palatial home in rural Essex, then to Canada and an Ojibway reservation, and Chicago, before the final, bloody climax in a frozen Minnesota.A darkly disturbing crime thriller… Hit and Done is the third book in this hyper-violent trilogy about love, revenge and what a mother will do when pushed to the edge of sanity. The body count keeps on growing as Stella confronts all the people who want to harm her … and metes out her own special brand of justice. GRAB YOUR COPY OF HIT AND DONE

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

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.

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...

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 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 Pointe: A fast-paced psychological thriller

They have a secret that might save the world—and kill them. Five strangers meet at a support group for victims of a mass shooting. With little hope left in each of their lives, they agree to be part of an experiment that could change humanity. But is the cost too great?Kate and Seth, investigative reporters for a Dallas newspaper, return to the Bend for the first time since nearly being killed in a church bombing while working there over a year ago. Their mission this time is to find five people who went missing after checking into the Pointe—a clinic promising miracles.

Catatonic

Life at Stillwater Sanitarium was exceedingly boring for a complete catatonic in her mid-twenties. Typically, Adelaide Lynch kept to herself. Always sitting in the same corner, reading the same book, strutting the same holey pair of socks. For nearly two years, the woman managed to become completely invisible. That is, until a broad-shouldered, greasy-haired man with a creepy complexion arrives. For the first time in years, Adelaide may have finally found her voice.

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!

Switch (Catatonic Book 2)

From the wicked world of "Catatonic" comes a new story—one revolving entirely around the twisted tales of the bloodthirsty serial killer known as Switch. -Split into two tantalizing parts, "Switch" explores the series of events leading up to his imprisonment at Stillwater Sanitarium, as well as a continuation of his story thereafter. Only this time, the limits will be tested, the bars will be raised. There is no censor when it comes to the mastermind of murder himself.-"Switch" defies the odds of standard sequels by incorporating a prequel in the first half. Although the timeline is technically Part One (Pre-Stillwater), "Catatonic", and then Part Two (Post-Stillwater), the book can be read straight through as if it were a stand-alone novel. Between both parts there is an Interlude, which covers the events that transpired in "Catatonic".

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'

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

Bend The Law : A Mystery Suspense Thriller (Luke Penber Book 1)

Defending a criminal is easy for Attorney Luke. Never lost a case in years, Attorney Luke finds himself in the most challenging case ever. He doesn’t want to take the case, but he doesn’t seem to have a choice.This is not a regular case, all the evidence is against the defendant.Most importantly Luke believes she is innocent.He has to be prepared for the worst…Luke is great at his job. Can Luke defend her against the strongest evidence?Will Luke be able to prove her innocence? This legal thriller will take you for a ride through the courtroom, and leave you with unexpected twists and turns.If you like legal mystery thrillers, you will love Bend The Law 1. Click the Buy NOW or Read NOW button and help deliver justice.

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.

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?