A great start to June with these new release top picks. Happy publication day to all authors.
Come Back For Me by Heidi Perks
A SHOCKING DISCOVERY.
A COMMUNITY WRAPPED IN SECRETS.
A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body.
For Stella Harvey the news is doubly shocking. The body has been found in the garden of her childhood home – the home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago.
Now, questioning her past and desperate to unearth the truth, Stella returns to the isolated island. But she quickly finds that the community she left isn’t as welcoming as she remembers – and that people in it will go to any length to protect their secrets.
One thing rings true…
You can’t bury the truth forever.
Thin Air by Lisa Gray
Jessica Shaw Series Book 1
She investigates missing persons—now she is one.
Private investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips. But after receiving a photo of a three-year-old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty-five years ago, Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herself.
Eager for answers, Jessica heads to LA’s dark underbelly. When she learns that her biological mother was killed the night she was abducted, Jessica’s determined to solve a case the police have forgotten. Meanwhile, veteran LAPD detective Jason Pryce is in the midst of a gruesome investigation into a murdered college student moonlighting as a prostitute. A chance encounter leads to them crossing paths, but Jessica soon realizes that Pryce is hiding something about her father’s checkered history and her mother’s death.
To solve her mother’s murder and her own disappearance, Jessica must dig into the past and find the secrets buried there. But the air gets thinner as she crawls closer to the truth, and it’s getting harder and harder to breathe.
Just Like You by Alison Percival
You’ve stolen her life. Now she’s going to take it back
Nicky can’t stop obsessing over Iain’s new girlfriend.
Isabel isn’t prepared for the online vitriol from rising star Iain’s obsessive fans. Is he being totally honest about his past?
As both women’s lives begin to unravel, they will realise that you can’t always get what you want, and sometimes, love can turn into obsession.
I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie
What happened to Amanda Holmes?
Twenty years ago, she was found bludgeoned in a rowboat at the MacAllister family’s Camp Macaw. No one was ever charged with the crime.
Now, after their parents’ sudden deaths, the MacAllister siblings return to camp to read the will and decide what to do with the prime real estate the camp occupies. Ryan needs to sell. Margaux hasn’t made up her mind. Mary believes in leaving well enough alone. Kate and Liddie—the twins—have opposing views. And Sean Booth, the groundskeeper, just hopes he still has a home when all is said and done.
But it’s more complicated than a simple vote. The will stipulates that until they unravel the mystery of what happened to Amanda, they can’t settle the estate. Any one of them could have done it, and each one is holding a piece of the puzzle. Will they work together to finally discover the truth, or will their secrets finally tear the family apart?
Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth
You can’t stop watching her.
Violet Young is a hugely popular journalist-turned-mummy-influencer, with three children, a successful husband and a million subscribers on YouTube who tune in daily to watch her everyday life unfold.
Until the day she’s no longer there.
But one day she disappears from the online world – her entire social media presence deleted overnight, with no explanation. Has she simply decided that baring her life to all online is no longer a good idea, or has something more sinister happened to Violet?
But do you really know who Violet is?
Her fans are obsessed with finding out the truth, but their search quickly reveals a web of lies, betrayal, and shocking consequences.
Plastic Girls by Spencer Maxwell
You never know who’s watching you.
At nineteen, Melanie Padgett caught a serial killer in the act. He fled, covered in his latest victim’s blood. Melanie was the only person who’d seen the killer’s face and lived to tell about it.
Five years later, after much silence, another woman is murdered. The latest victim is found in Melanie’s favorite outfit. Now she knows he’s targeting her, seeking revenge for that fateful night.
With each passing day, the killer gets closer. And Melanie quickly realizes she’ll have to fight for her life.
The Medium by David Hatton
When Michael Walker is approached by a psychic medium claiming to know the whereabouts of his missing wife, he has to choose between his beliefs in science and the desire to find the love of his life. But is the medium everything she claims?
The Demons Beneath by WD Jackson Smart
A D.I. Graves Thriller Book 1
A detective new to London. A possible serial killer. And a demon?
When a bloody corpse is discovered in a North London park, Detective Inspector Daniel Graves is the man tasked with finding the killer. With no clues and no suspects it seems like a dead end. Then another body turns up and this time it looks like it could be his fault. Has his investigation caused the murderer to strike again? Is he dealing with a serial killer?
As the case gets ever more complicated, a report comes in of another suspicious death but this is nothing like any other Graves has dealt with. All involved are convinced that something supernatural is to blame. A demon. Daniel is no believer but could he be wrong?
With two cases on his shoulders and the truth behind each beyond his grasp, Graves must race against time before both killers, human or otherwise, strike again.
Withdrawn by A.D. Pisarz
Twelve years after his wife’s sudden death, Officer David Meyers is trying to move on while coping through questionable life decisions.
His new love is not the type you bring home and introduce to the kids. Yet, David relentlessly tries to bring his two worlds together to make a new, united family.
As David rises through the ranks at work he is exposed more intimately to the atrocities of people. David faces trauma he is unable to handle and things quickly fall apart making forcing him to have a mental break.
His thoughts and flashbacks will thrust him deeper into the world of PTSD while his children are about to become devastated by his actions.
With David’s trauma rippling through to his children, they too will have to face some hard life decisions and trauma in their own young lives.
Fresh Doubt by Eva Hudson
Ingrid Skyberg FBI Thrillers Book 1
Special Agent Ingrid Skyberg was the last person to see her best friend alive when they were fourteen. The haunting memories of that night shaped Ingrid’s life, driving her to become one of the toughest agents ever to join the FBI. Supremely fit, doggedly tenacious and virtually indestructible, Ingrid now works out of the US embassy in London.
Madison Faber, a brilliant psychology student at a prestigious London college, has discovered her friend’s body in a pool of blood. Now she’s in police custody being questioned for murder. Protesting her innocence, Faber fears the killer will target her next and persuades Ingrid to hunt him down. But the deeper Ingrid digs, the deadlier the case gets. And when she uncovers a sinister group operating within the psychology department, Ingrid is in far more danger than she realizes.
Up against the clock, and disobeying strict FBI protocols, Ingrid’s obsession to bring the killer to justice takes her far beyond the law. So far she may never get back.
The Girl In The Mirror by Steven Ramirez
Sarah Greene Mysteries Book 1
When you look in the mirror and see a ghost, that’s a bad day.
While renovating an old house with her ex-husband, Sarah Greene finds a mirror that holds the spirit of a dead girl. As she learns more about the people who built Casa Abrigo—and about their demon-worshiping son—Sarah comes to believe the girl did not die a natural death, and she sets out to discover the truth. But prying into someone’s sketchy past can be risky, especially when it awakens dangerous dark forces.
Sarah Greene has been communicating with ghosts since she was fifteen when her best friend died. At thirty-three, she still doesn’t understand why God has given her this “gift.” But with each new paranormal mystery, she feels she has no choice but to investigate, even when the underlying supernatural forces threaten to harm her.
Reboot by Alan Mulak
When Rob Santos went to work on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, it was a typical winter day in downtown Boston Massachusetts; raw, spitting snow, and the usual penetrating wind blowing in off the harbor. Nothing out of the ordinary.
His life was on a fast track to success: VP position with a Fortune 500 Firm, big salary and bonuses, expensive house in upscale neighborhood, gorgeous wife, and daughters attending a prestigious private school.
What Rob didn’t know was everything was about to change forever.
By the end of the day, his family, his marriage, his job would all be coming apart.
In the dark days that followed, he found himself staring into the black hole of divorce, abandonment, personal bankruptcy, and debilitating depression.
But then a solution was offered from an unlikely source. A childhood friend, who had become a militant female attorney specializing in cases advocating women’s rights, quietly recommended a consultant who helped clients disappear.
It was a path out of the tar pit Rob Santos was mired in, and he took it. It involved falsifying his death and then disappearing.
He would start a new life far, far away. And it worked. In fact, for Rob Santos, life was never better.
And then one day his past showed up.
One Small Sacrifice by Hilary Davidson
Shadows of New York Book 1
An apparent suicide. A mysterious disappearance. Did one man get away with murder—twice?
NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling has had her eye on Alex Traynor ever since his friend Cori fell to her death under suspicious circumstances a year ago. Cori’s death was ruled a suicide, but Sheryn thinks Alex—a wartime photojournalist suffering from PTSD—got away with murder.
When Alex’s fiancée, Emily, a talented and beloved local doctor, suddenly goes missing, Sheryn suspects that Alex is again at the center of a sticky case. Sheryn dislikes loose ends, and Cori’s death had way too many of them.
But as Sheryn starts pulling at the threads in this web, her whole theory unravels. Everyone involved remembers the night Cori died differently—and the truth about her death could be the key to solving Emily’s disappearance.
Who’s Sorry Now? by Maggie Robinson
London, England 1925
A Russian prince. A wealthy heir. An impoverished earl’s daughter. Which one will make an untimely exit from the London social scene?
Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Devenand Hunter finds himself in the middle of a series of upper-class deaths in London. Bright Young People are being extinguished in their favorite night spots, from a sleazy private jazz club to the Savoy ballroom. Dev knows just the person to help him navigate the treacherous society waters: Lady Adelaide Compton, a marquess’ daughter and widow of a Great War hero. Unfortunately, he has put her in jeopardy once before, nearly leading him to turn in his warrant card.
But when her sister Cee is nearly one of the victims, Addie turns to Mr. Hunter, offering her help… and it soon becomes clear that the two of them working together again could lead to much more than merely solving crime.
Swimming With the Dead by Peter Guttridge
A Brighton Mystery Series Book 6
With an art deco lido under threat of closure by a ruthless property developer, the Save the Salthaven Lido campaigners are fighting a desperate battle to keep it open. When the lead campaigner is discovered dead, suspicion falls on the developers.
No sooner have DI Sarah Gilchrist and DS Bellamy Heap begun to investigate that there is a second death during a pre-qualifying event in Brighton Bay for potential Cross-Channel swimmers. This time it’s a local millionaire businesswoman with radical plans to reorganise the family business.
When another endurance swimmer dies during an event with links to the property developer, Gilchrist and Heap flounder. Are all the deaths connected to the Salthaven development? Is someone targeting open-water swimmers? Gilchrist and Heap race to uncover the truth before more victims come to the surface.
Missing by James McEwan
“Trust me it is better to accept a lie than invent the truth.”
Family history defines your identity but forgotten secrets may obscure the truth.
Do you know who you are?
A mystery of family bonds, love, lies, deception, and jealousy.
The authorities place three-year-old Laura with a foster family. No one tells her why.
Fifteen years later, Laura’s trauma of feeling abandoned erupts in violence during a family history project.
She has no relatives, no past life – she is a nobody.
Laura returns to her birthplace to trace her parents and find out why they left her.
In the Russet House attic, Laura finds old newspaper reports and reads of tragic events. Her mother is missing. Her father is dead.
She persuades a retired police detective to investigate the unsolved mystery and find her mother. This unsettles her newly found relatives who advise her to go home and let the past rest.
Through shocking turns, a fifteen-year-old secret unravels in a final twist.
Laura’s search for her family reveals her identity was a lie.
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