The Betrayed

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

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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

The Broken

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

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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

The Promise

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

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Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811340

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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The Broken

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

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Author: Casey Kelleher

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813785

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 2235

‘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

The Ladykiller

A deadly thriller filled with shocking twists

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Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 0755350715

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5720

He's every woman's worst nightmare... THE LADYKILLER is the first book in the DI Kate Burrows series: the only time the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times bestseller Martina Cole has written from the perspective of the Old Bill. A killer is on the loose. It's up to DI Kate Burrows to stop him. But Kate has a problem. The Grantley Ripper has attacked the daughter of one of London's most infamous gangsters, Patrick Kelly, and now Kate's investigation, along with her heart, are dangerously entwined with him. As the worlds of crime and law collide, will Kate take down the Ladykiller, or will he be her undoing? Her unique take on London's criminal underworld will have you hooked, so don't miss the rest of the DI Kate Burrows series, BROKEN, HARDGIRLS and DAMAGED

Get Even

A dark thriller of murder, mystery and revenge

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Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472201027

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3241

They got her man. Now she's going to get even... GET EVEN, by the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole tells the hard-hitting tale of the fearless Sharon Conway as she finally gets her shot at revenge... Sharon Conway and Lenny Scott are childhood sweethearts. Everyone says they are too young, but nothing can keep them apart. Sharon doesn't question Lenny's business dealings and it isn't long before his reputation as a hard man destined for the top means they are living the good life with their sons. But one night Lenny doesn't come home. It isn't the first time he has gone AWOL. But it is his last. He is found murdered - beaten to death in an act of brutality that shocks even the police. And Sharon never knows why. Now, twenty years later, Sharon is about to find out the truth. Such a crime cannot go unpunished. Revenge is long overdue. The time has come to... GET EVEN. If you love powerful female characters, be sure to also read Martina Cole's GOODNIGHT LADY, THE KNOW and CLOSE. These ladies are strong, resilient and vengeful...

Dead Letters

A Novel

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Author: Caite Dolan-Leach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 039958885X

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 5344

Zelda Antipova--presumed dead--leaves a series of clues for her twin sister, Ava, which leads her on a scavenger-hunt-like quest to solve the mystery of Zelda's disappearance.

Backstabber

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Author: Kimberley Chambers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008208455

Category:

Page: 480

View: 8305

The final thrilling showdown between the Mitchells and the Butlers. This is Kimberley Chambers at her heart-stopping best!

The Good Life

A powerful crime thriller about a deadly love

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Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472200985

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5981

Everything comes at a price... Hard-hitting and uncompromising, THE GOOD LIFE by the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole is a chilling thriller about power and protection, and what life is really like on the inside. When Cain Moran is sentenced to life in prison, he rules the inside with the same determination as he did the London underworld. He must protect his family, at whatever cost. Jenny Riley has never wanted anyone but Cain, and she will do everything she can to keep their relationship alive. But plenty of people think Cain and Jenny have been living the good life for too long. And they're about to make them pay... For more compelling novels about life on the inside, be sure to read Martina Cole's FACELESS, TWO WOMEN and THE JUMP

Two Women

An unforgettable crime thriller of murder, violence and unbreakable bonds

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Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 0755350766

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 7908

Prison will make or break you... Danger and violence have always been a part of Susan Dalston's East End upbringing, but being locked up with another murderess will have consequences that no one could have predicted. TWO WOMEN by Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller Martina Cole tells the truth about prison life, and how far one woman will go for justice... Susan Dalston killed her husband in a final act of desperation. Banged up in Holloway, all that keeps her sane is knowing that her children are now safe from the man who terrorised them. What she can't predict is that the bonds she forms on the inside might just make - or break - her. For more compelling novels about life on the inside, be sure to read Martina Cole's FACELESS, THE JUMP and THE GOOD LIFE

The Life I Left Behind

A Novel

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Author: Colette McBeth

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250041228

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8499

Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Only a chance encounter with a dog walker saved her life. Melody's neighbor and close friend David Alden was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned, and the attack and David's betrayal of her friendship left Melody a different person. She no longer trusts her own judgment, she no longer trusts her friends. In fact, she no longer really has any friends. She's built a life behind walls and gates and security codes; she's cloistered herself away from the world almost entirely. And then, soon after David is released from prison, Eve Elliot is murdered in an attack almost identical to Melody's. With the start of a new police investigation, Melody is suddenly pulled from her ordered, secluded life and back into the messy world around her. But as she learns more about Eve's murder, Melody starts to wonder if perhaps David hadn't betrayed her after all...if perhaps the killer is someone else entirely, someone who's still out there, preparing to strike again. Narrated alternately by Melody and by Eve's lingering ghost, The Life I Left Behind is a taut thriller and an intimate look at two young women bound together in ways neither of them could ever have predicted. Colette McBeth has proven once again that she is a master of suspense.

The Bones of You

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Author: Debbie Howells

Publisher: Pinnacle

ISBN: 0786041102

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9263

"An intriguing dark psychological thriller--truly brilliant!" --Lisa Jackson I have a gardener's inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft?petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer. Children who don't die before their parents. When Kate receives a phone call with news that Rosie Anderson is missing, she's stunned and disturbed. Rosie is eighteen, the same age as Kate's daughter, and a beautiful, quiet, and kind young woman. Though the locals are optimistic--girls like Rosie don't get into real trouble--Kate's sense of foreboding is confirmed when Rosie is found fatally beaten and stabbed. Who would kill the perfect daughter, from the perfect family? Yet the more Kate entwines herself with the Andersons--graceful mother Jo, renowned journalist father Neal, watchful younger sister Delphine--the more she is convinced that not everything is as it seems. Anonymous notes arrive, urging Kate to unravel the tangled threads of Rosie's life and death, though she has no idea where they will lead. Weaving flashbacks from Rosie's perspective into a tautly plotted narrative, The Bones of You is a gripping, haunting novel of sacrifices and lies, desperation and love. "Unusual and haunting." --Library Journal "Suspenseful and poignant." --Publishers Weekly " "A compelling debut." --Woman and Home "A star in the making." --The Daily Mail

Darker Things

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Author: Rob Cornell

Publisher: Paradox Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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It started with a dead name… Craig Lockman. No one had called him that in fifteen years. Not since his days at the Agency. Not since he was trained to kill monsters that were supposed to exist only in nightmares. Yet the teenage girl on his doorstep not only knows his real name, she claims she's his daughter. Before Lockman can learn how the girl found him, he's attacked by a black-ops team of assassins. But these aren't ordinary killers--they're heavily armed vampires sent by his most hated enemy. Forced on the run, Lockman protects his daughter from an onslaught of dark creatures while searching for who betrayed him and why. The investigation leads him to Detroit, where he unwittingly sets a plan into motion that could trigger a paranormal apocalypse and cost him his soul. Breathless action. Frightening monsters. Sinister magic. Darker Things will grip you with its dark spell like no other paranormal thriller before it.

The Betrayer

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Author: Kimberley Chambers

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008228639

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5775

If you can’t trust your family...

Jimmy's Game

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Author: Karen Clow

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781489531155

Category:

Page: 584

View: 8053

Addictive, obsessive, sexually driven and all consuming; Jimmy's Game is a book that will dominate your darkest desires of control and power. It's a hard-hitting gritty description of the murky underworld of present day London. Pulling no punches it delves into the dark violent world of clubs, sex trafficking, drugs and the prostitution culture. Maria Davis, a devout Catholic who has been raised in a convent, was devastated and terrified when at fifteen she was sold to the sadistic self appointed crime boss, Nick Orphanides, by the very people she loved and trusted. After living with sexual dominance, torture, deprivation and sadism at his hands for three years; she believes her prayers have finally been answered when Jimmy Dixon wins her in a poker game. Yet despite Jimmy being one of Nick's crew, it soon becomes apparent that Nick isn't about to let him keep her and a feud soon develops between the two men. Leaving Maria once again fearing for her life, she knows too much about Nick's criminal activities outside of London, including his secret links with the Russian Mafia. If Nick can't buy her back he'll silence her permanently, along with Jimmy and anyone who stands in his way. Although certain that she'll be forced to return before anyone is killed, Maria finds herself falling for the charms of sexy bad boy Jimmy. Slowly he brings her into the erotic world of true desire and love making; but it isn't long before she realises that he too has a darker side. A deep rooted sadistic uncontrollable anger connected to his childhood. Jimmy's Game is the first book in the RUTHLESS series.

Runaway Girl: A Gripping Crime Thriller That Will Have You Hooked

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Author: Emma Tallon

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781786814494

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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You have to fight for the ones you love. Anna Davis has spent years terrified of her sadistic gangster boyfriend. Right up until she runs away in the dead of night, she's frightened he will kill her. And she knows he still will, if he ever finds her... As Anna starts her new life, she meets two strangers who will change her fortunes forever. Tanya Smith is a gorgeous East London stripper with a big heart. Anna loves Tanya's attitude to life and the pair quickly become inseparable and business partners. And East End baron Freddie Tyler is everything Anna's ex-boyfriend was not - he's kind, caring and would do anything to make Anna happy. But are they both telling Anna the truth about who they really are? Just as Anna begins to see a brighter future for herself, her past comes back to haunt her. She could be about to lose everything - even her life. But she's a different person now. She's got something to live for and she's not going to give up without a fight. If you love Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers, Casey Kelleher and Jessie Keane, you'll love Runaway Girl. This fast-paced, gripping thriller will have you reading well after dark. This book was previously published as Life Game. What readers are saying about Runaway Girl: 'Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I can say no more. I loved this book from beginning to endand will be looking out for more.' Goodreads Reviewer 'I could not stop once I started reading!! It blew my mind!!! I loved it!!! Amazing book!!' Goodreads Reviewer 'Absolutely LOVED this book... I was hooked from beginning to end. Looking forward to the next one!' Sarah Hurley Book Club 'One of the best books I have read in a long time. Better than Martina Cole and that takes some doing.' Goodreads Reviewer 'From the moment I started reading... I felt compelled to continue, grabbed by the narrative and pace of this incredibly impressive debut. The ending was a thrilling ride filled with tension.' Angela Marsons

Gangsters Wives

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Author: Lee Martin

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 1842436228

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Sadie, Nicky, Poppy and Kate. Four women who are on the surface sexy, confident and wealthy -- but each of them is trapped in a loveless and sometimes violent marriage to four of the most feared London gangsters. For years they have lived a life of idle luxury -- shopping, lunching, and occasionally playing away -- but all the time loyally staying behind the scenes while their men rule the East End criminal underworld with violence and terror. But times change and events conspire and they decide to fight back and take their men on at their own game. Because when it comes to getting the money, the female is definitely more deadly than the male...

The Night Stalker

A chilling serial killer thriller

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Author: Robert Bryndza

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786810050

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 2357

If the Night Stalker is watching, you're already dead In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer's night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag tied tight over his head. A few days later, another victim is found dead, in exactly the same circumstances. As Erika and her team start digging deeper, they discover a calculated serial killer stalking their victims before choosing the right moment to strike. The victims are all single men, with very private lives. Why are their pasts shrouded in secrecy? And what links them to the killer? As a heat wave descends upon London, Erika will do everything to stop the Night Stalker before the body count rises, even if it means risking her job. But the victims might not be the only ones being watched Erika's own life could be on the line. The global bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice is back with a heart-racing, electrifying thriller. If you love Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Peter James, you'll be hooked on Robert Bryndza. Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster. She's fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes. 1. THE GIRL IN THE ICE 2. THE NIGHT STALKER What people are saying about The Night Stalker 'Erika is fast becoming one of my favourite detectivesI absolutely loved this heart-pounding, fast-paced, chilling crime thriller.' The Book Review Cafe 'Just when I thought it couldn't get any better...From the first page, we're sucked in with tension that had me holding my breath.' The Suspense is Thrilling Me 'A truly brilliant crime series!The Night Stalker made me feel like I had been swept up in a whirlwind and had me clinging on for dear life, only letting me go right at the very end.' By The Letter Book Reviews 'Intense, suspenseful, and clever__...a gripping page turner that is disturbingly real, and I highly recommend it.' What's Better Than Books?' What everyone is saying about The Girl in the Ice 'I loved, loved, loved this book and Erika Foster is most definitely my kind of heroine. She is smart, tenacious, direct and passionateI found the writing tight, evocative and enthralling. I CAN NOT wait for the next installment.' Angela Marsons 'An intriguing web of lies, secrets and suspense. I really enjoyed getting to know DCI Foster and am already looking forward to the next book.' Mel Sherratt 'A compelling read once you've started, it's hard to put down.' Rachel Abbott