The Bad Place

A gripping novel of spine-chilling suspense

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472202686

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

View: 5136

He has blood on his hands... Dean Koontz's The Bad Place is a terrifying novel that will chill the blood even as it rends the heart. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Harlan Coben. 'This is white-knuckle, hair-curling-on-the-back-of-the-neck reading - as close to actual physical terror as the printed word can deliver' - Los Angeles Times Frank Pollard awakens in an alley, knowing nothing but his name and that he is in danger. Over the next few days he develops a fear of sleep because when he wakes he finds blood on his hands, and bizarre and terrifying objects in his pockets. Distraught and desperate, Frank begs husband-and-wife detective team Bobby and Julie Dakota to get to the bottom of his mysterious, amnesiac fugues. It seems a simple job, but they are drawn into ever-darkening realms where they encounter the nightmarish, hate-filled figure stalking Frank. And their lives are threatened, as is that of Julie's gentle, Down's-syndrome brother, Thomas. To Thomas, death is the 'bad place' from which there is no return. But as each of them ultimately learns, there are equally bad places in the world of the living, places so steeped in evil that, in contrast, death seems almost to be a relief... What readers are saying about The Bad Place: 'This is truly a horror novel worthy of the name... shocking, distressing, gloriously well-plotted' 'If you want something truly original, yet gripping and fast-paced, DK is your man' 'One of the best books I have ever read!'
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Mitternacht

Roman

Author: Dean R. Koontz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453721241

Category:

Page: 560

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The Vision

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472202996

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

View: 1740

Mary Bergen is a clairvoyant, able to forsee murders that will happen in the near future, but unable to prevent them from taking place. And now she is up against a power that is stronger than her own, a power that is taking her over, a power that is trying to kill her before she can identify it...
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Das Versteck

Roman

Author: Dean R. Koontz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453721210

Category:

Page: 413

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Die perfekte Gefährtin

Thriller

Author: N.A

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 373254771X

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

View: 7021

Ein packendes Katz-und-Maus-Spiel zwischen Ermittler und Killer - kann der Detective den Fall lösen, bevor der Mörder die Geduld mit seinen gefangenen Opfern verliert? In der Nähe von Edinburgh werden in einer abgebrannten Waldhütte die Überreste einer Frauenleiche gefunden. Nur wenige Gewebsspuren führen zu dem Schluss, dass es sich bei der Toten um die vor Tagen verschwundene Anwältin Elaine Buxton handelt. Detective Luc Callanach leitet die Ermittlungen. Doch er ahnt nicht, dass die echte Elaine Buxton noch lebt und in einem Keller gefangen gehalten wird - von einem Mann, der nur einen Wunsch hat: die Frau zu finden, die er in seine perfekte Gefährtin verwandeln kann. Wird Callanach das Rätsel lösen, bevor der Täter die Geduld mit seinem Opfer verliert? Der Auftakt der neuen spannenden Krimireihe von Helen Fields
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Path of Needles

A spine-tingling thriller of gripping suspense

Author: Alison Littlewood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780871473

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Some fairy tales are born of dreams . . . and some are born of nightmares. Chrissie Farrell is young, beautiful and about to be crowned Queen of the Dance. But on the evening of her triumph she is abducted and murdered, her body left for the police to find. With no other clues, the disturbing way in which Chrissie's body has been posed has PC Cate Corbin at a loss - until university lecturer Alice Hyland is called in. An expert on fairy tales, Alice quickly notices a connection between the murder and an obscure version of Snow White. When a second body is found, Alice is dragged further into the investigation - and only then realises that she is becoming a suspect. Now Alice must fight, not just to prove her innocence, but to protect herself: because the body count is growing and it's looking like she might be next . . . 'I loved Path of Needles. Dark but satisfying, like the best chocolate' Elly Griffiths, bestselling author of The Dark Angel
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Geisterbahn

Roman

Author: Dean R. Koontz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404770786

Category:

Page: 320

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Bevor es dunkel wird

Psychothriller

Author: Stephanie Merritt

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641227577

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Schließe die Tür, wenn es dunkel wird, denn vielleicht bist du nicht allein ... Eigentlich erhofft sich Zoe nach einem psychischen Zusammenbruch auf der schottischen Insel Ruhe und Erholung. Doch bereits kurz nach ihrer Ankunft machen unheimliche Gerüchte die Runde, denn in dem Haus, das Zoe den Sommer über gemietet hat, passieren seit dem mysteriösen Tod der Vorbesitzerin Ailsa angeblich immer wieder unerklärliche Dinge. Und tatsächlich hört Zoe nachts eine singende Frau und wird von wilden Träumen heimgesucht – oder bildet sie sich etwa alles nur ein? Doch was ist mit den Möbeln, die morgens nicht mehr an ihrer Stelle stehen? Als ein heftiger Sturm aufzieht, muss Zoe sich schließlich ihren schlimmsten Ängsten stellen und gerät dabei in große Gefahr ...
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Skin Deep

The most gripping thriller of 2018

Author: Liz Nugent

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1844883949

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year Winner 2018 The deliciously sinister new novel from the No 1 bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Lying in Wait' 'I could probably have been an actress. It is not difficult to pretend to be somebody else. Isn't that what I've been doing for most of my life?' Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run out. The arrival of a visitor from her distant past shocks Cordelia. She reacts violently to the intrusion and flees her flat to spend a drunken night at a glittering party. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. She did not expect the corpse inside to start decomposing quite so quickly . . . RTÉ Radio 1's Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award Winner 2018 'Absorbing, beautifully written' The Times, Crime Books of the Year 2018 'A twisted thriller, reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith. A scarred woman brings chaos to those around her, but Nemesis is coming' Ian Rankin, Guardian Books of the Year 'Unspools with many an unexpected shock ... sly humour and dazzling originality' The Times & Sunday Times Crime Club 'Bloody brilliant!' Denise Mina 'An extraordinary writer - Liz Nugent maps the human mind as a cartographer charts new worlds: She's boundlessly curious and totally unflinching' A.J. Finn 'The most gripping book I read this year ... brilliantly written ... deeply disturbing' Claire Allan, Irish Independent Books of 2018 'A tour de force ... a genuinely memorable, at times terrifying central character ... will appeal to readers who enjoy an exciting, fast-paced journey of psychological extremes, which delivers a shocking final twist' Crime Club, Killer Women Book of the Month 'Utterly compelling ... a storyteller at the height of her powers' RTÉ Guide, Books of the Year 'While the likes of Paula (The Girl On The Train) Hawkins have been getting all the plaudits in the ill-named domestic suspense genre, Liz Nugent has been quietly beavering away, producing dark, mythical thrillers of Shakespearean proportions. There are unreliable heroines, and then there's Delia' The Pool 'It took me two sittings to gobble it up - a page turner. You'll just snap it up and you'll love it. A cracking read' Ryan Tubridy, RTÉ 'The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work - no one gets under the skin of monstrous characters like she does' Tammy Cohen 'A wonderful feat of imagination, totally gripping, with a fascinating character at its heart' Sabine Durrant 'Dark, brutal and brilliant' Colette McBeth 'A triumph, from first page to last!' Sarah Hilary 'Spellbinding' Declan Hughes, Irish Times, Best Crime Fiction of 2018 'Monumentally good. Liz Nugent is a beautiful writer and among the very best storytellers in the world' Donal Ryan 'I loved, loved, loved Skin Deep - the compassion of it, the beauty of the language, how glamour and horror intersect, how the tension twists tighter and tighter and is brilliantly done' Marian Keyes 'Beautifully written and completely gripping' Sunday Mirror 'As one woman's singular story unspools with many an unexpected shock, Nugent skewers her targets with skill. Sly humour and dazzling originality deliver a gutsy feminist message' The Times 'Brilliant' Irish Independent, Best Books of 2018 'Dazzling ... chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius' Mark Edwards 'Perfect summer read for those who like their escapism on the darker side' Ian Rankin 'Spectacular' Declan Burke, Irish Times, Best Crime Fiction of 2018 'Her darkest book yet - a compelling one-sitting read' Sinéad Crowley 'Utterly gripping, fast paced, and featuring my favourite sociopathic female character since Lady Macbeth' Louise O'Neill 'Incredibly dark, twisting and utterly mesmerising - you will not be able to put this down' Sinéad Moriarty 'Pitch dark and thrillingly original' Jane Casey 'Skin Deep will keep you completely gripped' Sunday People
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In the Mirror

Author: Kaira Rouda

Publisher: Real You Publishing Group

ISBN: 098491515X

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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What choices would you make if you knew you may die soon? From the multi award-winning, best-selling author of four books, including Here, Home, Hope, a gripping and heart wrenching novel about a young mother who has it all. The only problem is she may be dying. In her previous works including All the Difference, Rouda's characters "sparkle with humor and heart," and the stories are "told with honest insight and humor" (Booklist). "Inspirational and engaging" (ForeWord), these are the novels you'll turn to for strong female characters and an "engaging read" (Kirkus). In the Mirror is the story of Jennifer Benson, a woman who seems to have it all. Diagnosed with cancer, she enters an experimental treatment facility to tackle her disease the same way she tackled her life - head on. But while she's busy fighting for a cure, running her business, planning a party, staying connected with her kids, and trying to keep her sanity, she ignores her own intuition and warnings from others and reignites an old relationship best left behind. If you knew you might die, what choices would you make? How would it affect your marriage? How would you live each day? And how would you say no to the one who got away? "Kaira Rouda has created relatable characters you'll care deeply about. Emotionally gripping and heart-achingly beautiful, In the Mirror will make you think about what's truly important." ~ Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author “Balancing sadness and humor, the retrospective tone of this novel is both therapeutic and affecting. In the Mirror is an emotion-packed novel about a mother facing terminal cancer. It is a nostalgic tribute to the things that really matter: family and friends.” ~ Foreword "Rouda writes with a fluent, psychologically subtle realism that cuts Jennifer’s pathos (and occasional self-pity) with humor and irony, and she surrounds her with characters—doting dad; vain, shallow mom; mensch of a gay business partner; sarcastic gal pals—who are sharply etched and entertaining. Jennifer is a winning heroine, and readers will undoubtedly root for her as she reaches for a more mature, if achingly uncertain, future. An absorbing story of a woman grasping at life in the midst of death. ~ Kirkus Reviews
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House of Spines

Author: Michael J. Malone

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1910633879

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Ran McGhie's world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental-health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to one of Glasgow's oldest merchant families. Not only that, but Ran has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion that belonged to his great-uncle, who appears to have been watching from afar as his estranged great-nephew has grown up. Entering his new-found home, he finds that Great-Uncle Fitzpatrick has turned it into a temple to the written word - the perfect place for poet Ran. But everything is not as it seems. As he explores the Hall's endless corridors, Ran's grasp on reality appears to be loosening. And then he comes across an ancient lift; and in that lift a mirror. And in the mirror ... the reflection of a woman ... A terrifying psychological thriller with more than a hint of the Gothic, House of Spines is a love letter to the power of books, and an exploration of how lust and betrayal can be deadly...
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Ich bin böse

Psychologischer Spannungsroman

Author: Ali Land

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641188067

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Die 15-jährige Milly wächst schwer traumatisiert in einer Pflegefamilie auf. Eine neue Identität soll alle Spuren zu ihrer Vergangenheit verwischen. Denn Milly ist die Tochter einer Serienmörderin. Und diese konnte nur gefasst werden, weil Milly der Polizei entscheidende Hinweise gegeben hatte. Jetzt wird ihrer Mutter der Prozess gemacht, und Milly wird plötzlich von Gewissensbissen heimgesucht. In ihrer Pflegefamilie findet das Mädchen keine Unterstützung, um diese schwere Zeit zu überstehen – im Gegenteil: Phoebe, die leibliche Tochter, hasst Milly von ganzem Herzen und versucht mit allen Mitteln, ihr das Leben so schwer wie möglich zu machen. Und damit weckt sie in Milly eine verborgene Seite. Eine böse Seite. Denn Milly ist die Tochter ihrer Mutter ...
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The Last Thing I Saw

A gripping psychological thriller with a twist that will take your breath away

Author: Alex Sinclair

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 178681434X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Das Gift der Lüge

Thriller

Author: Lisa Unger

Publisher: Page und Turner

ISBN: 3641162483

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3347

Als die junge Journalistin Ridley Jones den Hinweis erhält, dass sie nicht das Kind ihrer geliebten Eltern ist, begibt sie sich auf die Suche nach ihrer wahren Identität. Schon bald stößt sie auf ein Netz von Lügen, in dem jeder, dem Ridley je Vertrauen und Liebe geschenkt hat, gefangen zu sein scheint. Dabei ahnt sie noch nicht, dass sie mit ihren Fragen und Nachforschungen die Drahtzieher eines infamen Komplotts aufschreckt, die keine Skrupel haben, Ridley mit allen Mitteln zum Schweigen zu bringen ...
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Winters Herz

Roman

Author: Alison Littlewood

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838745264

Category: Fiction

Page: 333

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Cass und ihr Sohn Ben ziehen nach Darnshaw: ein ruhiges und abgelegenes Städtchen. Die Bewohner nehmen sie freundlich auf, doch schon bald erweist sich ihre Herzlichkeit als trügerisch. Immer stärker drängen sie in Cass' und Bens Leben, ziehen den Jungen immer mehr in ihre Fänge. Als der Wintereinbruch Darnshaw von der Außenwelt komplett abschneidet, geht das Grauen erst richtig los. Cass erkennt, dass Ben in großer Gefahr ist und die Bewohner einen schrecklichen Plan verfolgen. "Ein starkes Debüt! Einige Bilder begegneten mir in meinen Albträumen wieder" TTA Press.
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Deep Fear

An unputdownable crime thriller

Author: Rachel Lynch

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630173

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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DI Kelly Porter is back. But will this new case push her beyond her limits? On a peaceful summer's morning in the Lake District, a woman's body is discovered outside a church. She's been murdered and a brutal, symbolic act performed on her corpse. DI Kelly Porter is in charge of the team investigating the crime, and is determined to bring the killer to justice. But as more deaths occur it is clear this is the work of a disturbed, dangerous and determined individual. Can Kelly put the puzzle pieces together before the danger comes closer to home? Don't miss this gripping crime thriller featuring an unforgettable detective. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and Robert Bryndza. Detective Kelly Porter Series Dark Game Deep Fear Dead End Praise forDeep Fear: ‘Deep Fear’ is one heck of a thrilling rollercoaster ride of a read and it is a book which I would wholeheartedly recommend to other readers’ Ginger Book Geek ‘A real page turner which will keep you guessing until the end’ Reader review ‘This is definitely emerging as a series to watch and I look forward to seeing what the Lake District has in store next for Kelly Porter’ Go Buy the Book ‘The characters are so real that at times I found myself catching my breath at the sheer energy and determination of DI Kelly Porter’ All Things Bookie ‘The authentic and well-researched plot and the realistic characters make this story come to life’ Jane Hunt Writer ‘The first one was brilliant, and so is this one... WOW!’ Kindle 4 Me Blog ‘I really liked the plot and the setting was beautiful (if it ever can be the case with murders). The building up to the point when finally we (the reader and the DI) find out who the killer is was brilliant. And then came a twist that made for an even better ending, with moments fearing the worst for not only Kelly Porter but her family as well’ Reader review ‘You won't be able to put this book down, so save it for a LONG day at the beach, or at the pool, so you won't have to leave it!’ Bless Their Hearts Mum Blog ‘Great read. I loved the first book in this series [Dark Game] and this is just as good’ Reader review ‘Rachel Lynch is a fascinatingly great crime writer. She understands the rules of the genre and how to break them to turn an average crime series into something interesting and different’ Romantic, Rebels and Reviews ‘Deep Fear is a cracking read’ Life of Cri ‘I can’t recommend it enough and I’m already looking forward to my next adventure with DI Kelly Porter!’ Sarah Wither’s Blog ‘The author delivered a fast paced, edge of your seat thriller’ Reader review ‘It is a spine chilling page turner’ Reader review ‘A very worthy follow-up to Dark Game’ Reader review ‘Loved this book. Lots of twists and turns, lot of suspense throughout, a good read and good easy read to as it keeps you going. Loved the characters and loved the flow of the book’ Reader review ‘I would honestly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys mystery thrillers who are in for a multiple book ride’ 4* Reader review
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The Babysitter

A gripping psychological thriller with edge of your seat suspense

Author: Sheryl Browne

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813408

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6747

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Books Magazine

1997:Apr.-2000:sum.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Code Name Verity

Author: Elizabeth Wein

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780310765

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5930

This enhanced edition features exclusive material and bonus content. In addition to the novel, this ebook includes: - ‘Something Worth Doing’: the short story that inspired Code Name Verity, never before published in the UK - A filmed interview with Elizabeth - Exclusive footage of Elizabeth Wein at The Shuttleworth Collection, home to some of the oldest operational aircraft in the world - The Verity Collection: a fascinating documentary of Elizabeth’s personal collection of WW2 memorabilia Two young women become unlikely best friends during World War II, until one is captured by the Gestapo. Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat. But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in “Verity”’s own words, as she writes her account for her captors.Truth or lies? Honour or betrayal? Everything they've ever believed in is put to the test . . . A gripping thriller, Code Name Verity blends a work of fiction into 20th century history with spine-tingling results. A book for young adults like no other. “This is a remarkable book” Daily Mail
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