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Stella, Richard and baby Lola. A perfect family. Stella’s a high-flying cop and Richard’s legal work aims to expose corruption in high places. But powerful people want Richard dead, and they don’t care who gets in the way. In a calculated act of violence, the family is torn apart and Stella is plunged into a nightmare of grief, barely surviving on alcohol and pills.
A year later, after compassionate leave, she starts to pick apart the original investigation into the hit and run that left her a widow. Her shocking discovery forces her into a dangerous world of lies and cover-ups where the law doesn’t apply. And the only rule is kill or be killed.
The glamorous CEO of an anti-abortion charity has been found horribly mutilated and strangled to death in her own kitchen. Before long, the killer strikes again, and again. And now the pattern emerges. The victims are all high-profile Christians. Back from the brink of killing herself, and newly promoted to DCI, Stella Cole takes a call from her sergeant that puts her plans on hold.
Stella and her team at the Special Investigations Unit are racing to stop the serial killer dubbed “Lucifer” by the media, before he can take another life.
To add to Stella’s problems, London’s ambitious Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is interfering in her investigation, and someone on the inside is leaking details to the press.
Giada Valentina Santella is trying to drown the grief of losing her parents with self-destructive behavior: drinking too much, driving too fast and picking up men in bars.
But when an unexpected letter reveals that her loved ones’ were murdered, Gia changes her focus to revenge.
Vowing to find the one responsible, the grieving daughter must stay one step ahead of a ruthless plot to end her family line.
To avoid yet another family death, Gia has a bloody choice to make: kill or be killed.
Psychiatrist Charlotte Dean has had enough trouble to last a lifetime. The opportunity to work in a bookshop in the picturesque town of Kingfisher Falls is a rare chance to start over where no one knows about her past.
The last thing Charlotte expects to see is someone stealing Christmas trees, but she’s determined not to get involved. Especially when some of the locals, including the town police officer, are suspicious of a newcomer like Charlotte.
Unfortunately, trouble has a way of finding Charlotte. When the bookshop becomes a target, she’s forced to reconsider her hands-off policy–even if it means putting herself in danger. In order to find the culprit, Charlotte will discover what it really means to live in a small town and that the prospect of becoming a local may not be so bad after all.
A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King’s The Shining, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist.
The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.
To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession.
Keith Calder is an itinerant gunsmith and shooting instructor. He is also a rascal with a total disregard for the law, a skilled and dedicated poacher of birds of both varieties.
Calder is a guest at a shoot in the Scottish Borders when one of the syndicate members dies—apparently by accident, but a bullet is found in his body.
Calder has a personal interest in the case, which deepens when the brother of his current girlfriend is arrested and charged with the murder. Calder begins to makes his own enquiries but he and Molly find themselves in danger . . .
Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former medical resident Adam Kay’s This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front lines of medicine.
Night time is the right time…
Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He’s hot, he’s sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it’s a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he’s the one, she just can’t turn him away…
Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She’s gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone.
Connor Prince is a beast.
He’s a rich and infamous ex-movie star with one dream.
He wants a baby. And he wants me to be his surrogate.
I need the money and the contract doesn’t look too bad.
All I have to do is hang out in his mansion for nine months getting pedicures and massages while gestating his child.
I’ll even have a chef.
But the castle ends up being a gilded cage, with Connor controlling what I can eat, where I can go, and what I can do.
He’s driving me up the wall with his growling, snarly crap.
What will he do with this new life? Become stronger? Famous? Or just build a harem?
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