The Taken

A Twisted, Gripping Crime Thriller - Not for the Faint-hearted

Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786810779

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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When you've lost everything, you'll do anything to survive. Saskia Frost's world is blown apart when her dad dies. Without any family, she's on her own now and up to her eyeballs in her father's debts. He owed a lot of money to some very dangerous men - Joshua and Vincent Harper. Before long, aspiring ballerina Saskia finds herself lap-dancing in a London club to survive. A club run by the infamous Harper brothers. Saskia is now their property and they're going to make her pay every penny back. Teenager Lena Cona has fled a cruel and controlling marriage. She arrives in England with her newborn daughter, desperately relying on strangers for help. But she soon learns that not everyone can be trusted as she finds herself caught in the clutches of Colin Jefferies, a twisted individual obsessed by his own sinister secrets. As the sickening truth is revealed, Lena is forced to fight for her life - and her baby's. When their worlds collide, Lena and Saskia form an unlikely friendship. But with the terrifying Harper brothers on their tail, as well as Lena's vengeful and violent husband, can they escape with their lives? Fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers will lose themselves in this brilliantly tense and gripping story. Read what everyone is saying about Casey Kelleher: 'To describe it in one word I would say "outstanding" and you would be an absolute fool not to pick it up.' Book Addict Shaun 'Casey is firmly embedding herself in the list of "must read" female British Crime Authors.' Best Crime Books
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The Promise

A gripping thriller you won't be able to put down

Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811340

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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The Betrayed

A shocking, gritty thriller that will hook you from the first page

Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811405

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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‘Hells bells … an explosive story, one that I found impossible to put down even for a few minutes … a gripping read.’ The Book Review Café, 5 Stars. If you can’t trust your family, who can you trust? Colleen Byrne is wife to one of the biggest faces on the streets of Soho, Jimmy Byrne. He promised her the life of luxury, but behind the diamonds and fur coats is a dangerous world of violence and lies. With her two children, Nancy and Daniel, Colleen is in too deep, bound to Jimmy forever. TWENTY YEARS LATER Nancy has grown into her father’s daughter, strong, calculated – and ruthless, while Colleen blots out the pain of her marriage any way she can. When Jimmy is found brutally murdered, Nancy is hell bent on finding the culprit. She’s going to make them pay for what they did. Only the perpetrator is someone close to home. Someone who betrayed them all. To catch a killer, mother and daughter must find the secrets tearing their family apart… A totally gripping and gritty thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of Kimberly Chambers, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane. Read what everyone is saying about The Betrayed: ‘Move over Martina Cole, Casey Kelleher is fast becoming one of the top female authors of this genre! You really do not want to miss this one!’ Chapter in my Life(5*) A ‘brilliantly dark read that had me well and truly hooked.’ By the Letter Book Reviews (5*) ‘This is a story of lies, secrets and betrayal, with some brilliant characterisation.’ Novel Deelight(4*) Read what everyone is saying about Casey Kelleher: ‘It's certainly a novel that is full of surprises…the story and characters will stay with me for a long time to come. Powerful, emotional and heartbreaking, The Promise is this year’s must read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews ‘I actually think I read this book without breathing! Seriously I started it and could not put it down, so fast paced and gripping was the plot! …Warning - once you start this, batten down the hatches because you are going nowhere until you are done!’ Chapter In My Life ‘Casey is fast becoming one of the best writers in this genre, her talent to weave a suspense filled novel is going from strength to strength…I feel like 5 stars really doesn't justify how great this book is.’ Vix 2016 ‘All I can say is... BRILLIANT! I demolished this standalone novel in a day! The very first chapter completely sucked me in, I literally couldn't put it down! Before I knew it I was at 76% and I happily lost precious sleep last night in order to finish it.’ Booklover Catlady ‘An outstanding book that I devoured in just two sittings…nothing could stop me reading…I was captivated … truly enjoyed every page. I think the biggest surprise for me was how the story unfolded … A blinder of a book which I would hugely recommend to everybody reading this genre.’ Best Crime Books and More ‘Wow, this book was indeed not for the faint-hearted!…Full of twists and turns, gripping, intense and very well written…Highly recommended.’ The Book Club ‘To describe it in one word I would say “outstanding” and you would be an absolute fool not to pick it up.’ Book Addict Shaun ‘Casey is firmly embedding herself in the list of “must read” female British Crime Authors.’ Best Crime Books
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Too Close

A twisted psychological thriller that's not for the faint-hearted!

Author: Gayle Curtis

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785770292

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'So addictive' Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Between You and Me. A gripping psychological thriller of family secrets and the crimes we commit to keep them, Too Close is perfect for fans of Katerina Diamond or BAD LITTLE GIRL. Cecelia and Sebastian have a connection like no other - more than just brother and sister, they'll go to any lengths to protect each other. Growing up in a bleak old farmhouse, their mother gone and their father violent and abusive, the twins have only each other to keep them alive. But when the secrets of their mother's disappearance start to emerge, and truth and lies are thrown into question, events take a terrifying turn . . . As Cecelia tries to break away from the ties that bind her to her brother, Sebastian is determined that the twins should be together - whatever the costs. See what people are already saying about Too Close - the most twisted psychological thriller you'll read this year. 'A horribly absorbing tale that uses the most innocent domestic details to paint an intimately disturbing nightmare' Anthony J. Quinn, author of Disappeared 'The ending is incredible... chilling and powerful' Bibliomaniac
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The Broken

A gripping thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat

Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813785

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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‘Finished this in less than a day…had me gripping onto my seat… This book takes you on an intense rollercoaster of a ride.’ (5 stars) Stardust Book Reviews They took her dad, but she won’t let them take her. Nancy Byrne was the apple of her daddy’s eye. He might have been one of the most-feared gangsters in London, yet Jimmy Byrne idolised his little Nancy. But now Jimmy is dead, gunned down in cold blood - and Nancy vows to avenge his death. She’s only twenty years old, but as the new head of the ruthless Byrne gang, running a lucrative world of drugs, sex and violence, she’s in over her head. Keeping her family together all while Joanie, her beloved grandma, falls apart, and her brother Daniel goes off the rails forces Nancy to grow up - fast. But while Nancy takes the men on at their own game, there’s a greater danger hiding on the dark streets. Jimmy’s killer is on her trail - and will stop at nothing to shut her up. Blood might be thicker than water, but soon, Nancy realises she can't trust anyone. Not even her own family. Especially her own family. A gritty, gripping read full of shocking thrills and suspense – readers of Mandasue Heller, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane will be addicted until the very last page. Readers are loving The Broken: ‘Casey Kelleher has just taken me on a breakneck speed journey where I certainly read past my bedtime…such is this woman's exceptional talent at writing realistic and totally compelling grit lit!...I cannot find the words to say how much I love this series…If you like your crime brutally raw and honest, heart-warming and heartbreaking then this one is for you!’ (5 stars) Chapter in my Life ‘If you love Kimberley chambers and Martina Cole this is the book for you. I thought the first book was good but this is just off the scale. Roll on your next book Casey because this is the best book.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer ‘I absolutely loved this story…It’s action-packed and I didn’t wanna put it down. This author is fast becoming one of my favourite authors with this fast-paced gritty read.’ (5 stars) Cheekypee Reads and Reviews ‘These books just get better and better…Casey is well up there with the best authors in this genre. This book has it all, crime, violence, death, drugs, gangs…Well worth more than the given 5 stars…This book is going in my 2018 Best reads, without a doubt.’ (5 stars) I Love Reading ‘I loved this book…another brain-blowing, heart-pounding book… Five stars from me!’ (5 stars) Bibliophile Book Club ‘gritty and so additive, I didn't want to stop reading until I got to the very end!…It is hard-hitting and shocking at times and that's what makes it soooo good.’ (5 stars) Donna’s Book Blog ‘The writing was seamless and the pace excellent…Another belter from the lovely Casey and I will certainly look forward to the next book!’ Best Crime Books and More ‘Highly intense and a real page-turner right from the get go. I was very much on the edge of my seat in anticipation of how it would all end…a lot of wow moments…If you like Martina Cole then you should definitely give Casey's books a go.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer ‘The Broken is gritty, brutal and “heart-thumping” thrilling, it’s one of those books you will be hard pressed NOT to read in one sitting.’ (5 stars) The Book Review Café ‘This is such a dark and gripping read, I really couldn't get enough. It had me go through so many emotions at what I was reading…The Broken grabs you right from the off and doesn't let go until the very bitter end.’ (5 stars) By the Letter Book Reviews ‘One of this genre’s most exciting authors.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
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Die Gefangene

Roman

Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641162947

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Susan Dalston hat eines Tages die Demütigungen satt, die sie von Seiten ihres Mannes ertragen muss. Als er auch noch ihre Tochter bedroht, schlägt sie zurück.
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Die perfekte Gefährtin

Thriller

Author: N.A

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 373254771X

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

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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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Play Dead

A gripping serial killer thriller

Author: Angela Marsons

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786810077

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

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The dead don't tell secrets... unless you listen. The girl's smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess. Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A 'body farm' investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work, but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next? As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer's secrets, but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim? The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons. What readers are saying about Play Dead: I read this book in one sitting, yes it really was that good: the perfect crime thriller, well plotted, great characters, suspense and the most deviant and chilling serial killer Utterly gripping and it's certainly going to be in my top reads of 2016 5 stars out of 5 plus a glass of wine (to steady my nerves, after reading such a heart-pounding crime thriller).' The Book Review Cafe 'Wow wow wow I absolutely freaking loved it and without a shadow of doubt this is the best one yet with this one being more gritty and tense. You crime book fans are seriously going to love it. If you haven't read any yet this can be read as a standalone although I would advise reading the series. It's too good not to miss... I cannot recommend this book enough it's flippin fantastic or like they say in the Black Country Supa' smashin' great read!' Chelle's book reviews 'Hooks you and reels you in. Life gets put on hold until you've finished the latest offering in her AMAZING Kim Stone series. Utterly fantastic.' Reading Room with a View 'Wow. Give me a minute while I catch my breath, because I've just finished the latest Angela Marson's book. Ingest it by any means, just make sure you do. It is a riveting, blood-tingling, pulse pounding read that will take you on the journey that will play on your mind long after you've finished reading.' Caroline-Writes 'This may well be the best thriller I have ever read. I could hardly breathe with the suspense and it was definitely a hardship to wrench myself away from the action.' Redheaded Bookworm 'I defy anyone to turn away from the page. I was glued to this book a truly gripping and ,at times, terrifying story.' Book Addict Shaun 'Can I give 6 stars? The best book I've read all year so far ÄDark, intense, spine-tingling and absolutely perfect.' The Bookshelf Blog 'A thrilling, tense and nail biting read' Best Crime Books & More 'Wow, I didn't think Angela Marsons DI Kim Stone series could get any better, but this one really has blown me away! Fast paced and tension filled, I loved every second of this rollercoaster of a ride. How soon can the next one be released? A highly recommended 5 star read.' Cal Turner Reviews 'Play Dead is fast paced, has a complex mystery, and great, well-developed characters. I did not want to put it down (so I just kept reading).' Bibliophile and avid reader
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Broken Bones

A gripping serial killer thriller

Author: Angela Marsons

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813025

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 7104

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Teuflisches Spiel

Thriller

Author: Linda Castillo

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104023875

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2709

Eine teuflische Idee - ein göttlicher Plan - eine ewige Schuld – Kate Burkholders fünfter Fall bei den Amischen Als das gleißende Scheinwerferlicht des entgegenkommenden Fahrzeugs sie blendet, bleibt ihnen nicht einmal mehr die Zeit, um zu schreien. Auf der regennassen Straße im ländlichen Ohio sterben in dieser Nacht drei Menschen. Ein amischer Vater und zwei seiner Kinder. Als Polizeichefin Kate Burkholder die Unfallstelle genauer untersucht, kommen ihr erste Zweifel: War das wirklich ein Unfall, oder steckt noch etwas anderes dahinter? “Überzeugende Charaktere, exzellenter Plot und ein haarsträubendes Finale.“ USA TODAY
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In der Finsternis

Thriller

Author: Sandrone Dazieri

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492969356

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Dante Torre besitzt eine besondere Gabe. Er kann Menschen lesen. Aber er hat teuer dafür bezahlt. Elf Jahre war er eingesperrt in ein Betonverlies und darauf angewiesen, die kleinste Regung seines Entführers zu deuten. Als Jahre nach seiner Befreiung ein kleiner Junge verschwindet, weiß Dante Torre, dass der Mann, den er Vater nennen musste, dahintersteckt. Doch der Vater gilt längst als tot. Nur Colomba Caselli glaubt Dante. Sie ist jung, gerade vom Dienst suspendiert und hat nichts zu verlieren bei dieser Ermittlung fern von allen Regeln. Dantes Spürsinn bringt die traumatisierte Frau auf eine Fährte: Jahrelang sind unzählige Kinder entführt worden – mit dem Ziel, ihre Erinnerung auszulöschen und sie zu neuen Menschen zu machen. Jetzt wird Colomba Caselli endgültig von ihrer Vergangenheit eingeholt ...
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Tokio

Roman

Author: Mo Hayder

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641024102

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Ein unaussprechliches Geheimnis treibt die englische Studentin Grey nach Tokio: Hier hofft sie, den Schlüssel zu einer Tragödie zu finden, die sie seit Jahren verfolgt. Ein Filmausschnitt, der Gräueltaten japanischer Soldaten im chinesischen Nanking 1937 zeigt, soll die Lösung des Rätsels enthalten. Doch der Besitzer des Films, ein chinesischer Wissenschaftler, ist nur unter einer Bedingung bereit, ihr die Bilder zu zeigen: Grey soll ein geheimnisumwittertes Elixier aufspüren, das sich in den Händen des einflussreichsten und gefährlichsten Mannes von Tokio befindet. Grey kann nicht ahnen, dass die Geschichte dieses Elixiers eng mit ihrer eigenen Tragödie verknüpft ist – und dass sich eine blutige Spur von den Ereignissen in Nanking bis in die Gegenwart zieht ... Der neue Thriller von der Autorin des Bestsellers „Der Vogelmann“: ein zutiefst verstörender Blick in die dunklen Seiten der menschlichen Seele.
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Evil Games – Wer ist ohne Schuld?

Kriminalroman

Author: Angela Marsons

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492975267

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Als DI Kim Stone zu einem Leichenfund gerufen wird, ist für sie schnell klar: Hier handelt es sich um einen Racheakt, denn Allan Harris saß jahrelang wegen einer brutalen Vergewaltigung im Gefängnis. Tatsächlich bekennt sich das damalige Opfer Ruth bald zu der Tat, die es nicht ertragen konnte, Harris wieder auf freiem Fuß zu wissen. Doch Stone hat so ihre Zweifel an Ruths Geständnis und sucht deshalb deren Psychotherapeutin Dr. Alexandra Thorne auf. Und die scheint Ruth manipuliert zu haben, nur kann Stone es ihr nicht beweisen. Ein grausames psychologisches Katz-und-Maus-Spiel beginnt, bei dem es nur einen Gewinner geben kann ...
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A Stranger in the House

Das Böse ist näher, als du denkst. Thriller

Author: Shari Lapena

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732555690

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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Für deinen Mann bist du ein Engel, für die Polizei eine Mörderin. Du bereitest gerade das Abendessen für dich und deinen Ehemann vor, als das Telefon klingelt - es ist der Anruf, den du seit Jahren fürchtest. Kurz darauf erwachst du im Krankenhaus. Du hattest einen Unfall - und kannst dich nicht daran erinnern. Als in der Nähe des Unfallortes eine Leiche gefunden wird, glaubt die Polizei an einen Zusammenhang zwischen beiden Ereignissen. Dein Mann ist fassungslos angesichts dieser Vermutung. Doch du weißt mehr als dein Mann. Und plötzlich bist du dir nicht mehr sicher, wie abwegig der Verdacht der Polizei wirklich ist ... Der Nachfolger des englischen Nummer-1-Bestsellers THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR.
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Logoland

Roman

Author: Max Barry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453810655

Category:

Page: 399

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Death Call - Er bringt den Tod

Thriller

Author: Chris Carter

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715238

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8540

Tanya Kaitlin freut sich auf einen entspannten Abend. Plötzlich klingelt ihr Handy, ein Videoanruf von ihrer besten Freundin. Tanya nimmt den Anruf an und der Alptraum beginnt: Ihre Freundin ist gefesselt und geknebelt. Tanya hat eine Chance, die Freundin zu retten, hört sie von einer tiefen, unheimlichen Stimme. Sie muss nur zwei Fragen richtig beantworten. Sie scheitert - und ihre Freundin wird vor ihren Augen brutal ermordet. Profiler Robert Hunter und sein Partner Garcia haben einen neuen Fall: ein Serienmörder, der seinen Opfern in den sozialen Medien auflauert. Er studiert ihre Fehler und nutzt sie für sein perfides Spiel. Und das hat gerade erst begonnen ...
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Lost Girls – Was kostet ein Leben?

Kriminalroman

Author: Angela Marsons

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349297824X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Als die Freundinnen Charlie und Amy nicht nach Hause kommen, beginnt für ihre Familien ein wahrer Albtraum. Eine SMS lässt wahr werden, was alle befürchteten: Die zwei neunjährigen Mädchen wurden entführt. Nur das Paar, das den höchsten Betrag zahlt, wird seine Tochter wiedersehen. Das andere nicht. Längst tickt die Uhr für Detective Inspector Kim Stone und ihr Team, doch die Täter sind ihr immer einen Schritt voraus. Von Stunde zu Stunde verringert sich die Chance, die beiden unversehrt zu ihren Familien zurückzubringen. Stone gibt ihr Äußerstes, um den Fall zu lösen. Sonst muss eines der Kinder den höchsten Preis für ihr Versagen zahlen – sein Leben.
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Silent Scream – Wie lange kannst du schweigen?

Kriminalroman

Author: Angela Marsons

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972780

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Eisig glitzert der Frost auf der tiefschwarzen Erde des Black Country, als die Geräte der forensischen Archäologen den Fund menschlicher Überreste anzeigen und Detective Kim Stone den Befehl zur Grabung erteilt. Nur wenige Schritte entfernt, aber im Nebel doch kaum sichtbar, liegt das verlassene Gebäude des Kinderheims. Eine der ehemaligen Angestellten ist bereits tot, und auch das Leben der verbliebenen hängt am seidenen Faden. Kim ist überzeugt, dass die Lösung des Falls im lehmigen Boden begraben liegt, doch um ihm auf den Grund zu kommen, muss sie sich den Dämonen ihrer eigenen Kindheit stellen. Und noch ahnt sie nicht, was sich in Crestwood zugetragen hat und mit wem sie sich anlegt ...
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