The sixteenth book in the Tom Thorne series, from bestselling author Mark Billingham.
Author: Mark Billingham
Publisher: Hachette UK
The sixteenth book in the Tom Thorne series, from bestselling author Mark Billingham. 'Hugely intelligent and authentic' BELINDA BAUER, AUTHOR OF SNAP She says she's an ordinary mother. He knows a liar when he sees one. Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum. It's what she wants others to think of her. But the truth is, she needs something new, something thrilling. Meanwhile, DI Tom Thorne is investigating a woman's suicide, convinced she was driven to do it by a man who preys on vulnerable women. A man who is about to change Sarah's life. From number one, five-million-copy bestseller Mark Billingham comes a breathless new thriller starring Thorne and Tanner that readers will devour. PRAISE FOR MARK BILLINGHAM 'One of the great series of British crime fiction' THE TIMES 'An unconventional literary superstar' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Billingham is a world-class writer' KARIN SLAUGHTER 'A new Mark Billingham is always a treat' SUSIE STEINER 'Finely paced and polished procedural, with twists and turns galore' CARA HUNTER 'Perfectly executed and with a thoroughly unnerving twist' GUARDIAN 'Thorne is a terrific invention' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'Mark Billingham gets better and better' MICHAEL CONNELLY
Joshua, my son was a star athlete at his high school, he was pretty popular and really good looking. But Zoe, my sophisticated ... After Zoe's death, I discovered her hidden diary on her laptop. ... It all started with a little secret.
Author: Michael Louthan
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Zoe Von Lynskey is a typical 13-year-old girl with an idyllic life and a bright future ahead of her—that is, until her 16-year-old brother is accidently shot by his friend Kirk Anderson. But is Josh’s death truly an accident? Zoe suspects not. Kirk’s parents and Zoe’s parents are friends, and the two dads work for the same company, but Kirk has always been a bully to Zoe. With her big brother no longer there to protect her, she is now alone and vulnerable. When Zoe makes a fatal decision to protect herself against Kirk, her world begins to crumble under the weight of her secret. Her computer diary is her only confidant as she documents the wrenching depression, anxiety, partying, pregnancy, and suicide attempt that result. Everyone Has Their Little Secrets is a sharply observant and moving portrait of a teenager grappling with very adult problems—a stunning coming-of-age novel that pulls no punches.
She didn't want to move, didn't want to leave their little nest. And he thought about it. Dr Nick, who had been, ... She could feel the salty air on her lips and the cool of the morning, and she knew they'd left it a 182 HER LITTLE SECRET.
"Eastern Beach Hospital is just the next stop for doctor Nick Roberts--he's left broken hearts on every continent! But Nick's fun-loving attitude is so infectious that his patients--and nurse Alison Carter--are unwillingly hooked. One night with Nick leaves Alison with a new zest for life--and another, rather more unexpected gift"--Publisher.
Dear Reader, Her Little Secret is the fourth novel in the WOMEN IN BLUE series —six books about women who met and befriended each other during their police academy training. Patrolman Abby Carlton and soldier Thomas Riley have history, ...
Author: Anna Adams
One cop + one soldier + one unplanned pregnancy. Even they don't know how that equation will add up. Abby Carlton was willing to give up her career for Thomas Riley—until she realized she'd always come second to his duty to his country. So she went home and rejoined the police force, trying to catch up to her friends and classmates, but aware that her pursuit of love had left a black mark on her file. Now Thomas is back, needing help only she can give.
put through the wringer and kicked onto the street with barely the clothes on their backs, sometimes with their children in tow. Marc had never been that type of man. He'd always had a very low-key personality, opting for silent fury ...
Author: Olivia Gates
Two reader-favorite stories of powerful men…wrapped around their babies' little fingers CLAIMING HIS OWN From their first explosive night together, Caliope Sarantos and Maksim Volkov agreed to no commitment. Her pregnancy changed everything. Though the Russian tycoon made the baby his heir, he soon disappeared. Now he's back. Will Caliope's heart break again? Or will Maksim risk everything to claim this woman and child as his own? HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR Reuniting with his ex-wife, millionaire Marcus Keller gets more than a jolt of desire. He discovers he's a daddy. He refuses to walk away from his child…his heir. And despite Vanessa's betrayal, Marcus tries to be civil with her. But can it really only be business between them, or will Marcus fight to make this woman his again?
My guilty secret. And much as I enjoy working with him, I'll do the same as always when working with clients: review his progress after we've had six sessions and decide then whether it's appropriate to offer more.
Author: Julia Stone
Publisher: Hachette UK
Readers are loving Her Little Secret! 'A brilliant read!' 'Tight and tense! just what you want in a suspense novel' 'I spent most of the novel silently screaming at her to save herself as she is propelled into a hideous relationship tangle ... This book wouldn't let me put it down even when real life was making demands!' His therapist. Their love affair. Her Little Secret. Cristina knows all about boundaries. As a therapist, it is vital that she keeps her clients at a professional distance. Enter new client Leon: educated, charming, affluent -- and newly bereaved, following the death of his married lover, Michelle. Cristina soon learns that Leon has an ulterior motive for approaching her: Michelle was one of her clients, and Leon is desperate for her insights into the woman he loved. Moved by the depth of his feelings, Cristina is drawn to help him through his grief. But as she struggles to ignore her own growing attraction to sophisticated, attentive Leon, her boundaries start to blur and then collapse, and the two embark on their own clandestine love affair. But why does Leon switch so quickly from charm to criticism, attentiveness to distance? Can anyone truly be as perfect as he paints his beloved Michelle to have been, and what is hidden inside of her off-limits therapy file? Torn between her conscience and curiosity, Cristina is about to discover the truth is far beyond anything she could have imagined... For fans of You, Before I Go to Sleep and Obsession, Her Little Secret is an utterly chilling new psychological thriller about obsessive love and the danger of crossing lines. Readers can't get enough of Her Little Secret! 'A must read' 'An entertaining thriller that is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats' 'Fast paced, suspenseful and twisty. Gripping. I couldn't put it down, definitely worth a read' 'Blurred lines and boundaries in this tense, psychological suspense which will keep the reader on their toes'
involved on both sides of their divorce, he had never been deliberately cruel. He hadn't tried to hurt her, hadn't used his powerful influence or family fortune to leave her destitute. Thanks to the prenuptial agreement his family—or ...
Author: Heidi Betts
Face-to-face with his ex-wife again, millionaire Marcus Keller received more than a jolt of deep attraction. He discovered he was a daddy. Vanessa had been pregnant when they divorced, bore him a son and kept it a secret. It was a betrayal he couldn't forgive. There was no way he would walk away from his child…his heir. The businessman would do his best to be civil to the lovely bakery owner, who was one tough cookie in her own right. But would it only be business between them, or would Marcus indulge his own secret agenda to make this woman his again…once and for all?
He's just buttering up the competition to get his way.” “You really think that's all it was? ... They keep it all inside for so long that after a while, they lose touch with their own sense his lover's little secret 60.
Author: Nora Roberts
His lover's little secret: "Sabine Hayes has kept her baby secret for two years, until a chance run-in forces her to confront the father of her little boy. Yet she refuses to give in to Gavin Brooks's demands. His power and wealth won't turn her head this time. She'll let him get to know his son, but she'll never return to Gavin's privileged world...or his bed!" -- page 4 of cover.
It should have been just what the boy said – probably nuthin' – but he trusted his instincts, and there was something here. Lesser men missed small things but not Big Arthur Hamilton. When there was a problem, the clues were usually ...
Author: Peter Ritchie
Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd
At a dark place in Edinburgh's heart, secrets refues to lie dormant. At Police Scotland HQ, Grace Macallan has pitched up in Counter Corruption. But the demons of her past are never far behind. Meanwhile, Edinburgh's gangland is in turmoil. As a new breed of upstarts challenges the old criminal order, their battle for territory causes serious havoc. Into the war steps DI Janet Hadden. Ambitious, hardbitten and addicted to risk-taking, she knows how to throw opponents off balance. But when she’s thwarted, Hadden seeks help from a notorious underworld fixer, a man who keeps secrets but always extracts a price. Beset by violence and double-crossing, Grace is soon embroiled in a savage game of cat and mouse with colleagues and criminals alike. With all sides driven by dark desires, theirs is an endgame that will take Grace down unless she holds her nerve.
She was playing in her mind how she would present the tape to the board . It was going to be wonderful . ... Devlyn kicked off her shoes and jumped backward onto her soft leather couch . ... It could be their little secret .
Author: Mary Wilbon
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
In this uproarious, madcap novel, Mary Wilbon introduces two irresistible heroines about to stumble into more trouble than they could ever imagine (think parties, think booze, think very stylish homicide). . . Slick People used to tell me I was a dead ringer for Halle Berry. Okay, most of them were criminals and I was pointing a gun at their heads, but a compliment's a compliment. I used to be a cop, by the way, before I took over security for my girlfriend's multi-million-dollar clam conglomerate. Say that three times fast. Now it's just me, Laura, our dog Garbo, the butler, and about forty of our closest friends, all drunk, all about to turn our hors d'oeuvres into permanent carpet stains. There's a joke in here somewhere. . .but I'll need a drink to find it. . . Laura "Let's do a costume Christmas party; it'll be a blast!" Yeah, right. YOU try wriggling a mermaid costume over actual hips. It seemed like a good idea at the time, you know, me the rich socialite clam mogul in the aquatic themed outfit. Guess it's good that I'm not a proctologist. . .So it's just another party at our house with the usual assortment of movie stars, politicians, ex-cops, ex-cons, and bartenders. Thank God for the bartenders. I have a feeling I'm going to need it since my friend Sindee says there's something really important she needs to tell me. . .some naughty little secret she says is also very dangerous. . . Like a warped version of Sex and the City meets The Thin Man, Naughty Little Secrets is a wild romp through martinis, murder, embezzlement, martinis, "Homey-sexual" cops, bad musicals, community theatre from hell, martinis, sex, seduction, betrayal, double martinis, and New Jersey. . .and possibly the most fun you can have between the covers. . . Mary Wilbon moved from upstate New York with the hopes of becoming a Broadway actress. She made it as far as New Jersey. She loved New Jersey, so she stayed and auditioned for plays in New York. She landed some off-Broadway work, but like many an aspiring actress, she realized it didn't pay the bills. She got a full-time job with the USDOL and continued to do community theater in New Jersey. This book is lovingly written for all the talented actors who didn't quite make it to Broadway. This isn't a recent photo, but damn it, she was determined to get some use out of the headshots she paid for.