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The Wave

Lucy Jones and Kelly O’Brien each have their problems. When they meet in Phuket in December 2004 and share their troubles, the future begins to look more promising. But a tsunami sweeps through the resort causing tragedy and chaos. After recovering from her injuries, Lucy, whose husband died in the tsunami, travels to Llandudno in Wales to visit her in-laws. Thirteen years later, still in Llandudno and having established a successful business there, an unexpected visitor turns up on Lucy’s doorstep who turns her whole world upside down. She then has to consider how far she will go to protect all she holds dear. The Wave is a psychological thriller set in: Phuket, Thailand; Melbourne, Australia and Llandudno, Wales.

Death is in the Details (Paynes Creek Thriller Book 1)

A woman haunted by her past. A killer who won't let her forget. Faith Day's condition curses her to recall her mother’s fiery murder like it was yesterday. And when the forensic photographer’s convicted stepbrother is somehow cleared 12 years later and released from prison, Faith wonders if he'll put an end to her tortured memories. But after a string of eerily familiar fires tear through her small town, Faith starts to question every detail of her traumatic past.Luke Justice won't rest until he catches a notorious serial killer masking his murders in arson. Following a trail of deadly blazes to Faith's doorstep, the FBI agent senses she holds the key to the case. But if he can't convince her to open up, Luke fears he'll miss his best chance to put a psychopath behind bars. As Faith fights the resurgence of dark emotions, an arsonist begins leaving personal totems in her home. Determined to stay alive, she taps into the only weapon she has against the vicious murderer: the echoes of her childhood nightmare. Can Faith help Luke unmask the true killer before they both go up in flames?Death is in the Details is a chilling standalone thriller novel. If you like small-town mysteries, psychological thrillers, and spine-tingling twists, then you'll love Heather Sunseri's latest page-turning tale. Buy Death is in the Details to watch a victim bring a killer to justice today!

The Perfect Wife (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thrillera??Book One)

Criminal profiler in training (and newlywed) Jessie Hunt, 29, discovers that dark secrets lurk in her new suburban town; when a body turns up dead, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of her newfound friends, her husband’s secrets, her serial killer caseload—and the secrets of her own dark past.In THE PERFECT WIFE (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One), Criminal profiler-in-training Jessie Hunt is sure she's finally put the darkness of her childhood behind her. She and her husband, Kyle, just moved from a cramped downtown Los Angeles apartment into a Westport Beach mansion. Kyle's promotion has them swimming in money. And Jessie is on the verge of getting her Master's degree in forensic psychology, the last step in her dream of becoming a criminal profiler. But soon after their arrival, Jessie begins to notice a series of strange developments. The neighbors—and their au pairs—all seem to be hiding secrets. The mysterious yacht club Kyle is desperate to join is rife with cheating spouses, and with troubling rules of its own. And the notorious serial killer being held at the psychiatric hospital where Jessie is completing her degree seems to know more about her life than is normal—or safe. As her world starts to unravel, Jessie begins to question everything around her—including her own sanity. Has she truly uncovered a disturbing conspiracy buried within a sunny, wealthy Southern California beach town? Does the mass murderer she's studying really somehow know the origin of her private nightmares? Or has her tortured past finally come back to claim her?Books #2--#15 are also available!A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE PERFECT WIFE is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

One Last Step (A Tara Mills Mysterya??a??Book One)

“First read by this new upcoming author and she has a winner with this series. Suspenseful from beginning to end.”--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars“I was pulled in from the very start…in my mind it played out just like a movie.”--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars“Absolutely loved this first in the series from start to finish. Fast paced and easy to follow with a storyline that was tense and exciting, I found it hard to put down.”--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 starsONE LAST STEP (A Tara Mills Mystery—Book One) is the debut novel in a new FBI mystery series by debut author Sarah Sutton.Two hikers go missing along the Appalachian Trail, leaving only a bloodstained forest behind them, and when another hiker collapses on someone’s porch in New Hampshire, murdered by crossbow, the local police realize they have a serial killer on their hands––and need to call in the FBI.FBI Agent Tara Mills is young, brilliant and new to the force. With a promising career in front of her, she faces the ultimate test when she is assigned the case. It soon proves to be more challenging than she ever could have imagined––an impossible riddle that leaves even her seasoned partner stumped.Meanwhile, something about the case stirs a darkness within her––a tortured past that even her long-term boyfriend doesn’t fully understand. As nightmares consume her, she only hopes that her past will not come back to ruin her once again.As more hikers go missing, and with her job on the line, Tara finds herself on a race against time as she combs through the forest’s trails. Peeling back each layer, she soon realizes that she is up against a true diabolical mastermind. And just when she thinks she has it all figured out, her instincts lead her to the most shocking truth of all.Book #2 in the series––ONE LAST BREATH––is also now available for pre-order!

Waiting (PAVAD: FBI Romantic Suspense Book 2)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ SOME MISTAKES ARE DEADLY. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★FBI Agent Fin McLaughlin has a lot of sins to make up for--sins that almost destroyed his career and almost ended his life six years earlier. Now in St. Louis to take the prestigious position as assistant director of the PAVAD Division, Fin is determined to achieve his new goals--and not repeat past mistakes.Those mistakes nearly got a woman he cared about killed. Fin had never forgiven himself for that mistake.St. Louis is supposed to be a new beginning for him.​★ UNTIL HE SEES HER AGAIN. ★FBI Agent Ana Sorin has spent six years recovering from the nightmare explosion she'd shared with her former partner, Fin. Now he's her new boss and every time their paths cross, fire burns between them.Fin says he's never forgotten her.​★ NOW SHE CAN'T FORGET HIM. ★But there is an even deadlier connection between their past and the bombing that nearly killed them both.A killer who isn't anywhere near finished with Fin--or Ana.Now Fin has to work against the clock, to save Ana and his future--before it's far too late, and Ana pays the price for Fin's sins once again.◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆Don't miss other PAVAD titles: Beginning, Waiting, Watching, Wanting, Second Chances, Hunting, Redeeming, Running, Revealing, Stalking, Ghosting, Burning, Gathering, Falling, Hiding & Seeking. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆

Pablo's Apprentice: Where Insane meets Intellect

In this psychological revenge thriller, Rose is a victim of childhood abuse, her perception of worthlessness turns her into a violent teenager resulting in years of confinement. In prison, she studies past criminals, their successes and failures. Upon release, she begins her reign of terror, specifically a string of ruthless robberies that leave behind a trail of tears. The authorities refer to this unknown assailant as an animal in public, and a criminal mastermind behind closed doors. Eventually, she is exposed and this causes her to toy with her the FBI and the police. Her lack of remorse and inability to feel guilt causes one of her victims, Brandy, nearly destroyed by Rose’s revenge and deranged behavior, into joining the hunt to bring down this mad woman anyway she can. The pursuit of this highly intelligent psychopath crisscrosses the world and causes Brandy to take a crash course in martial defense and the art of knife fighting. The epic battle between these two women comes to an end along the shores of the Crocodile River that border Bhutan and India.James5.0 out of 5 stars - Couldn’t put it down; captivatingWe are all a product of our environment from the day we are born, too often challenged by poverty in combination with less than adequate parents, step-parents and peers. Most of us find the best out of it all and enter adulthood reasonably stable. But what if the damage was irreversible? That, I’m sure, was what was going through the author’s mind when he wrote about Rose Alvaro, who after a childhood beyond recovery, enters into adulthood driven by a simmering anger. She does find one true friend who becomes her one and only lover, another woman even more deranged than is she. Together they mastermind a heist with total disregard for the lives of anyone who even remotely gets in their way, leaving a bloody trail, taking the life, among others, of police helicopter pilot, Officer David BednarReaderX5.0 out of 5 stars - A special tale of revenge, redemption, and resilience… What started as a character-driven tale about love and relationships, suddenly turned into more as the stakes are raised and the depth of the writing comes full circle. This novel was so much more than what it appears to be in the beginning. Is it a thrilling story filled with violence and mentally disturbed individuals? Sure. However, it's also a story about nature or nurture and how we can still control our own destinies and decisions, no matter what obstacles life throws out ways. It's also about unwavering friendship and love, what it means to forgive and forget when need be but also be strong enough to hold your ground and even scores with ones who have done you harm. I couldn't get enough of this wonderful tale and the layers the author so cleverly infused into the story. Read it, you won't regret it...

Dark Sky (The Misadventures of Max Bowman Book 1)

Max Bowman is a hero for today’s America—mostly because he has absolutely no idea what he’s doing.Years after being tossed on the trash heap by the CIA, Max is just getting by—and fine with it. Who cares if his future is in the rearview mirror? As long as he’s got a Jack Daniels in his hand and his creatively-foul-mouthed singer girlfriend on his arm, why shake things up?Then his old Agency boss shows up with a job that’s way above his paygrade—tracking down the truth about a war hero who was killed in Afghanistan. Because some people think this dead man isn’t so dead.Max treats it as a paycheck and a big fat waste of time. Until that house explodes. And a guy who looks a lot like the hero of a popular ‘60s TV Western puts a target on his forehead. Oh, and then there’s that secret para-military outfit in Montana, which wants to end his assignment in the most unpleasant way possible. It all happens in DARK SKY, a sardonic spin on the traditional thriller and the beginning of Max Bowman’s hilarious and harrowing misadventures.

The Solid-State Shuffle (Sunken City Capers Book 1)

Almost a hundred years ago, a major terrestrial event reshaped the earth’s coastlines. Goodbye entire cities. Goodbye entire states. Goodbye entire countries. And when the authorities outlawed salvaging from these underwater cities, why say hello to a new breed of criminal: underwater reclamation specialists. Even a hundred years later, there’s still a whole lot of loot for the reclaiming.But it’s not theft if you put it back, right?After cracking an underwater vault in their first major heist in the Seattle Isles, Isa and her crew think they’re on easy street again—that is, if they can figure out what it is exactly they stole. A question, they soon learn, where their very lives hang in the balance.Thrust into a high-stakes game of subterfuge and deception by the local mob boss, Isa and her crew must scramble to unravel the mystery of what it is they stole while unseen forces move against them.Harried. Threatened at every turn. Isa and her crew must stay one step ahead to stay alive.Sunken City Capers is a fun post-apocalyptic series with no zombies, just criminals and mischievous ne’er-do-wells. Fans of heist books/movies and strong female protagonists will likely enjoy this series.Sunken City Capers Books:The Solid-State Shuffle, Book 1The Elgin Deceptions, Book 2Leverage, Book 3The Brummie Con, Book 4Book 5 Coming Soon!

Hot Winter Nights: A warm and witty winter read! (Heartbreaker Bay)

Hot Winter Nights is the sixth in New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis's Heartbreaker Bay series, featuring her trademark gift for humour, warmth and romance. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts and Marie Force. Who needs mistletoe?Most people wouldn't think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn't most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she's been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that-but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once...Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don't mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he's shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly's brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can't believe he's drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who's the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he's ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he's been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.Want more warm, funny romance? Check out the other Heartbreaker Bay novels starting with Sweet Little Lies, visit stunning Wildstone, gorgeous Cedar Ridge, spellbinding Lucky Harbor or experience some Animal Magnetism in Sunshine, Idaho in Jill's other unforgettable series.