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Rachel Prince is looking for solace on her first cruise. What she’s not expecting is murder…
Newly qualified police officer, Rachel joins her best friend and cruise ship nurse, Sarah Bradshaw for a relaxing holiday on board the fictional Coral Queen. The voyage turns out to be far from the rest she was expecting after she meets an elderly widow and Rachel soon becomes embroiled in a surprising murder investigation.
With a murderer on the loose and a secretive handsome stranger, it’s not only her life at risk, but also her heart. Rachel and Sarah try to assist the eccentric widow, Lady Marjorie Snellthorpe after a fellow passenger is killed.
30 DAYS IN JUNE: A Serial Killer Crime Thriller (paid link)
On the 1st day of June 1988, the residents of south Wales were thrown into a state of panic when a married couple were brutally murdered in their own home. The killer, nicknamed Spartacus by the media, did not flee the scene immediately; instead, he stayed to carve Roman Numerals onto his victims’ chests.
This was the beginning of a month-long killing spree, each murder taking a step closer to home.
Seventeen-year-old Jeffrey Allen was to be the final victim, on the final day of the month. Instead, he became the only survivor, and the only real witness. The killings ended as suddenly as they began. Jeffrey relocated to London, changing his name, and his identity, to Marcus Clancy. His past life became merely a dark secret.
The Last Tragedy (Delvonian Tales Book 1) (paid link)
KILLSONG (THE NICHOLAS SHARP THRILLERS Book 1) (paid link)
Turning his back on the military system that turned him into a murderer when he shot an innocent man, Sharp is grateful to have found refuge in a career as a successful musician. But while he is preparing to back well-known former rock star Robbie West on a USO tour of Iraq, a close friend and her daughter disappear.
In a deadly game of cat and mouse across three continents, Sharp discovers there’s more at stake than his own life and those close to him. As relentless shadows from his past chase him down, he faces a brutal choice. Kill or be killed.
Just South of Paradise (Willow Beach Inn Book 1) (paid link)
Starting over at fifty-eight is a terrifying prospect. But a mysterious new guest may make the heartbreak easier.
And her children are going through troubles of their own.
Georgia’s younger daughter, Tasha, left Willow Beach to make it in Hollywood. But a manipulative boyfriend is making her risk her career and face the wrath of her A-list diva boss.
Tasha’s sister, Melanie, is trying to pick up the pieces of her broken heart after a difficult break-up. Just when she seems to be turning a corner, the man who left her comes back and begs for a second chance.
Fleeing a failed relationship in New York, actress Leah Sexton finds herself as the new Executive Director of the Como Lake Players in St. Paul.
The initial calm of this new position is shattered immediately after a local critic-who had just panned the theater’s latest production-is found murdered on the show’s set.
Anonymous threats against the show-and her!- forces Leah to act as if her life depends on it. Because it does.
A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel (paid link)
I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.
In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy’s mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn’t believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God’s instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.
Boy Swallows Universe: A Novel (paid link)
Eli Bell’s life is complicated. His father is lost, his mother is in jail, and his stepdad is a heroin dealer. The most steadfast adult in Eli’s life is Slim—a notorious felon and national record-holder for successful prison escapes—who watches over Eli and August, his silent genius of an older brother.
Exiled far from the rest of the world in Darra, a neglected suburb populated by Polish and Vietnamese refugees, this twelve-year-old boy with an old soul and an adult mind is just trying to follow his heart, learn what it takes to be a good man, and train for a glamorous career in journalism. Life, however, insists on throwing obstacles in Eli’s path—most notably Tytus Broz, Brisbane’s legendary drug dealer.
Accused: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel (paid link)
Magpie Murders: A Novel (paid link)
Cody Hoyt, although a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his friend Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who’s fallen off the wagon, but Cody knows Hank better than that. As Cody digs deeper into the case, all roads lead to foul play. After years of bad behavior with his department, Cody is in no position to be investigating a homicide, but he will stop at nothing to find Hank’s killer.
When clues found at the scene link the murderer to an outfitter leading tourists on a multiday wilderness horseback trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National Park—a pack trip that includes his son Justin—Cody is desperate to get on their trail and stop the killer before the group heads into the wild.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel (paid link)
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.
Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.