EVERYONE IN THE WORLD KNOWS HIS NAME.
BUT IT'S YOU HE WANTS.
At thirty-nine, Solène Marchand is a devoted mother, a dedicated colleague and a considerate ex-wife.
But it's a long time since she's felt like herself.
So when someone comes along who seems to see her - to want her - for who she really is, the attraction is instant. And so begins a jet-setting, earth-shattering secret love affair.
But what if that someone is world-famous sex symbol Hayes Campbell? Captivating frontman of boy band of the moment August Moon - whose face is everywhere. Including Solène's teenage daughter's bedroom wall.
Can Solène allow herself to fall for the boy the whole world wants?
OR WILL SHE HAVE TO MAKE A DEVASTATING CHOICE..?
Be careful what you wish for…
When Ben and Deborah leave the city to start a new life in the beautiful Irish countryside, they can almost taste their perfect future – growing their own food, the kids running free, peace and silence.
But as soon as they arrive in their new home bad things start to happen. And it becomes clear that somebody out there wants them gone.
But ex-crime reporter Deborah doesn’t scare easily. This is the life she’s dreamed of for her family and she’s not giving up on it without a fight.
As the campaign against the family intensifies and becomes truly terrifying, Deborah is determined to unmask whoever is trying to hurt them and starts to dig for the truth.
What she finds is more twisted and horrifying than she could ever have imagined.
Somebody Out There – the stunning psychological thriller perfect for fans of K.L Slater, Miranda Rijks, Teresa Driscoll.
Ben had relocated his family to a isolated house in the Irish countryside, far away from Dublin and the horrific events of their past. He had hoped that the move would be the start of his family's own version of The Good Life but instead they ended up featuring in their own personal Hammer Horror.
The story is told almost entirely from the perspective of Ben,a individual who I had mixed feelings about, I thought his determination to stick to the plan for their new home was admirable. But, when you took into consideration the bad things that had happened since they had moved into their new home and the high probability of something terrible happening to one of more member of his family, his actions and behaviour also came across as selfish and stubborn. I can't say that I liked his wife Deborah very much for various reasons. Despite the family being terrorised by possibly more than one person, Ben and Deborah continued to constantly go out,leaving their two children Jack and Molly on their own in the house. Jack was a really sweet individual and Molly was a typical mix of teenage mood swings and sarcasm. As if having two children who's lives could have been in danger isn't bad enough for the anxiety levels of some readers, the family also had a dog called Harry which caused me to feel doubly anxious and concerned as the story unfolded.
You can't have a isolated setting without having a isolated village with its mixed bag of mysterious and mostly not very welcoming residents. Moving to a new area is very often daunting in itself but it can sometimes be made more difficult when you move somewhere small and you find yourself being treated like a outsider. People can very often be very judgemental with their opinions on outsiders and also,as in this story with their opinions on people who are different and suffer from issues. My heart went out to a poor character called Jeremiah who was not only judged by some of the residents of the village but also by both Ben and Deborah. I thought Jeremiah's caring attitude and interactions with young Jack were really sweet. But,was Jeremiah really the vulnerable individual he appeared to be or was he a master manipulator and behind the campaign against them?
This is a addictive blend of domestic drama, mystery & thriller with a added dash of horror that keeps the reader guessing and builds in intensity as the twists and turns of the story unfolded. I thought this was a very well written, entertaining,enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more of this author's books in the future
About Kevin Lynch:
Kevin is a Guidance Counselor by day and a thriller author during his off hours. He puts an original slant on some common experiences and creates engaging stories with a personal twist. Kevin lives in Ireland with three great kids and a wife who makes him laugh, which is really all he could ask for.
Published by Inkubator Books on 11th April 2021
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Perfect Lives Don’t Come Cheap
Marcia Bailey has it all: a passionate marriage to a rich and handsome man who is utterly devoted to her; fame and success as London’s premier matchmaker; a beautiful home in a posh neighbourhood, and fabulous holidays in exotic places.
But her perfect life turns into a nightmare overnight when a mysterious caller suddenly threatens to reveal secrets from her past she thought she had left behind forever. Who is he and what does he really want? He says he wants three million pounds to keep quiet, and she’s willing to pay. After all, she has already sacrificed so much, and perfect lives don’t come cheap.
But Marcia has a hunch her caller wants more than money from her. He wants to hurt and humiliate her. But why?
As police investigate a brutal murder in a wealthy London neighborhood, they untangle a web of lies, violence, sex and jealousy surrounding Marcia Bailey and the group of wealthy and powerful men who have secrets of their own to keep.
The Matchmaker is filled with unexpected twists and turns — and characters that will haunt you long after you’ve read the last page.
This complex thriller is written from the perspectives of various vivid, diverse individuals and has a plot that is set predominantly in the present day. But,there was also instances when various characters took the reader back into their past lives to when they were younger and lived in Brighton. It's a story that covers a wide range of issues, themes and emotions including families, relationships, infidelity, mental health, secrets, obsession, denial, judgement and manipulation.
The cast of characters were a mixed bag of personalities, some likeable,some not so likeable, some were definitely not who they appeared to be and were about as trustworthy as any member of Parliament. I really liked Tom, his wife Luella, Rachel, Madison and Marcia but my absolute favourite characters were the two detectives Terry and Stanley. I loved the closeness of their working relationship and the banter and camaraderie that they shared during their interactions throughout the book.
The Matchmaker is a very well written, tightly plotted, complex, captivating, story that keeps the reader guessing and has a number of unexpected twists, turns and revelations. The story has a cast of vivid, well rounded and realistic characters and has a very satisfactory conclusion. I really really enjoyed this enthralling story and look forward to reading many more of this author's books in the future
Her thrilling character-driven psychological fiction novels are known for their explosive, pacy narrative and storylines.
Hélene is the proud author of five novels – The Matchmaker, One Fatal Night, Because of You, We Never Said Goodbye and His Guilty Secret.
Published by West Harbour Books on 14th April 2021
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Charming. Charismatic. Beautiful.
The members of a local support group in a sleepy welsh town are captivated by the new arrival, Sheena Strachan. Each member of the group has a reason for attending. Some hide dark, sinister secrets, and for others it is the highlight of their week.
But what are Sheena's motives for attending?
The group's leader, Rose, unexpectedly stops attending meetings. She goes into hiding, and quickly becomes an outcast. And then she is arrested for her estranged husband's murder.
Did Sheena really have no involvement in his killing?
With Sheena at the helm, the group goes from strength to strength, both in numbers and commitment. But their behaviour is changing. No story is to leave the room. They trust nobody. Men are the enemy. The residents of the previously peaceful town start turning against each other.
Was this Sheena's plan all along?
One mystery, however, stands out more than all the others.
Who is here to kill who…?
I AM HERE TO KILL YOU is a compelling psychological thriller that explores the potential power and manipulation.
The chapters of this gripping thriller were voiced from the perspectives of various vivid residents of the sleepy Welsh town of Pontbach including Katherine and her husband Ray, Rose and seriously unlikable, master manipulator Sheena. It's the story of how a beautiful stranger,appears out of nowhere and starts tearing the community apart from the inside by driving a wedge between the residents using the power of suggestion, manipulation and their own secrets against them. I suppose, to a certain extent it is also a story whose plot contains elements of the topical issue of radicalisation. After forcing Rose out and taking control of the women's support group that Rose and Katherine had founded together, Sheena started working her mind games and manipulating her chosen victims,Katherine, Ray and another main couple, Apinya and her husband Bernard into their various positions on her chess board. As time passed and the two women fell deeper under Sheena's alluring spell, their personalities began to change as did Katherine's appearance and their individual senses of morality. As the story unfolded, we discovered that Sheena wasn't the only character who had secrets and knew how to manipulate people. The question was, what was Sheena's end game? Was she the puppet master or the puppet? In the ultimate battle of wits, who, if anyone would be left standing once the smoke had cleared?
Apart from Rose, I can't say that I liked any of the main female characters for various reasons. I loved brilliant, realistic Detective Inspector Hunter who was introduced into the story towards the end of the book. I thought Ray was a really likeable,adorable individual and felt a lot of sympathy for both him and poor Bernard. Yes, some of their actions were morally wrong but after everything that they had been through, who could honestly say that they wouldn't react in the same way if they found themselves faced with the same situations?
This is a extremely well written, tightly plotted, character driven psychological thriller that had me hooked in from the shocking opening chapter and glued to my kindle. Sheena was so unlikable that I spent the whole time it took me to read the book in a heightened sense of anticipation and fighting the urge to quickly flip to the end of the story to see wether she got her comeuppance or not. It's a captivating, addictive read that has a cast of vivid, diverse, realistic characters and some unexpected twists, turns and revelations. I really enjoyed this enthralling thriller and would happily read more of this author's books in the future.
About Chris Westlake:
After completing a Creative Writing course in 2010, Chris Westlake's short story, Welsh Lessons, was awarded 1st place in the Global Short Story Award (not bad for the first writing competition he had entered). He followed this up with 1st place in the Stringybark Erotic Fiction Award and 2nd place in the HASSRA Literary Award. Chris has written three novels. 30 DAYS IN JUNE is his first crime thriller. He is currently writing his second thriller, on schedule to be completed in 2020. He is determined to write many, many more - his main regret is that he didn't start writing earlier. Chris considers himself to be a developing author. He is always looking to improve, to make his next novel even better than the last. He is continuously experimenting with different styles, different genres. You can contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org . He would love to hear from you.
Published in paperback and digital formats on 31st December 2020
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Sophie wakes in a cold hospital bed with no memory of her life before. She isn’t even sure if Sophie is her real name…
The police tell Sophie she was found alone, unconscious and surrounded by blood-red flower petals, on a remote stretch of highway. She had no I.D., no phone, and no one had reported her missing. But while Sophie’s identity is a mystery, one thing is clear: someone tried to kill her and they almost succeeded.
While she’s recovering, Sophie can’t shake the feeling someone is watching her. When a bouquet of red roses is sent to her room without a note, she is convinced they’re from the same people who left her for dead with crimson flowers woven through her hair…
With no one to turn to, Sophie takes a job working high in the mountains, miles from the nearest town, where she feels she might finally be safe. Until more red flowers begin appearing on the front step of her secluded cottage.
Every cell in Sophie’s body is telling her to run. But she is also desperate to know the truth about who she is. If she lets these people catch up with her, she could finally uncover her past… Or once again place her life in terrible danger…
A totally gripping psychological suspense novel that you won’t be able to put down and will keep you turning the pages late into the night. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, The Woman in the Window and The Silent Patient.
Our memories are a integral part of our DNA, they are a important part of our identities and help create who we are. Now imagine if something terrible happened to you,something that wiped away all of your memories and left you with just a blank page. No memories of your life before the incident, the people that you had known,the people you had loved,the people that you had lost,your entire life just completely wiped clean.
This gripping thriller is narrated entirely from the perspective of our main character Jane Doe or Sophie as she decides to call herself. She was a really likeable individual and I thought that the author's portrayals of Sophie's conflicting emotions,fear and confusion were very realistic and believable. I liked how the author used the medium of Sophie's drawings as a way to depict her returning memories as well parts of the story being written in italics. The only memory that Sophie had managed to retain was that she had a older brother called Miles and that she had to find him. As the story unfolded,we learned that the siblings had grown up in the care system and that Miles had been very protective of his younger sister.
I loved Dovemorn Estate where Sophie ended up staying after she ran away from the hospital and where she met Nathaniel and his young son Lincoln. I am a massive Nancy Drew fan and the estate reminded me of the settings in which some of her mysteries have been set.The majestic but crumbling marble house with its beautiful but overgrown gardens. The fountain that was covered in vines, the lake that was in the centre of a circle of willow trees. The massive stained glass window that depicted a image of Zenaida Atwood and how the colours changed when the sun went down. A beautiful place that also had a eerie atmosphere especially at night and where Sophie kept getting the uncanny feeling that she was being watched. And then, there was also the mystery of the mysterious disappearance of Zenaida Atwood, who,one day,walked into the woods and was never seen again. Sophie's feelings of fear escalate when mysterious things start happening at her secluded hideaway but how does she know who to trust when she can't remember who is her friend and who is her enemy?
This is a very well written, slow burning, mystery/thriller that builds in intensity towards the second half of the book.The story has some stunningly described settings,unexpected plot twists and turns and some dark,shocking revelations. Sophie,Nathaniel and Lincoln were well rounded,wonderful,vivid individuals who worked their way into your heart and caused you to feel very anxious about their safety and well being. I really enjoyed this enthralling,captivating story and would happily read more of this author's books in the future.
Kelly Heard is a novelist from Afton, Virginia. She published poetry in literary magazines before signing her debut novel, Before You Go, with Bookouture.
Kelly prefers writing to most other pastimes, but you'll occasionally find her in the garden, hiking, or exploring antique shops.
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Publication Day: April 9th 2021
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