Visitors: A Dark and Chilling Suspense

Author: Catherine Burns

Publisher: Legend Press

ISBN: 1785079166

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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‘Once you start Catherine Burns’s dark, disturbing, and enthralling debut novel, it’s hard to stop. The Visitors is bizarrely unsettling, yet compulsively readable.’ Iain Reid, Internationally Bestselling Author of I’m Thinking of Ending ThingsPerfect for fans of Paula Hawkins and Ruth Ware.Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar.Until, suddenly, John has a heart attack and Marion is forced to go down to the cellar herself and face the gruesome truth that her brother has kept hidden.As questions are asked and secrets unravel, maybe John isn't the only one with a dark side.

White Bodies

An Addictive Psychological Thriller

Author: Jane Robins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501175742

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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This chilling psychological suspense novel—think Strangers on a Train for the modern age—explores the dark side of love and the unbreakable ties that bind two sisters together. Felix and Tilda seem like the perfect couple: young and in love, a financier and a beautiful up-and-coming starlet. But behind their flawless façade, not everything is as it seems. Callie, Tilda’s unassuming twin, has watched her sister visibly shrink under Felix’s domineering love. She has looked on silently as Tilda stopped working, nearly stopped eating, and turned into a neat freak, with mugs wrapped in Saran Wrap and suspicious syringes hidden in the bathroom trash. She knows about Felix’s uncontrollable rages, and has seen the bruises on the white skin of her sister’s arms. Worried about the psychological hold that Felix seems to have over Tilda, Callie joins an Internet support group for victims of abuse and their friends. However, things spiral out of control and she starts to doubt her own judgment when one of her new acquaintances is killed by an abusive man. And then suddenly Felix dies—or was he murdered? A page-turning work of suspense that announces a stunning new voice in fiction, White Bodies will change the way you think about obsession, love, and the violence we inflict on one another—and ourselves.

Saving April

Author: Sarah A. Denzil

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530552078

Category: Anxiety disorders

Page: 244

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A family broken by lies. A woman traumatized by a dark past. A child caught in the crossfire. Who will save April? Hannah Abbott is afraid of the world. Plagued by anxiety, she lives an isolated, uneventful life in suburban Yorkshire. She rarely leaves her house, and her only friend is Edith, her elderly neighbor. But when the Mason family moves in across the street, Hannah's quiet life is changed forever. The Masons pull Hannah into their tangled web of secrets. She must decide what to believe and who to trust as she attempts to rescue their teenage daughter, April, from harm. Hannah knows only one thing for certain: she can't be afraid anymore.

Everything and Nothing

Author: Araminta Hall

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007413963

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A family near breaking point hire a nanny with secrets of her own in this gripping novel from an exciting new talent.

Run, Hide, Repeat

A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

Author: Pauline Dakin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735233233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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An unforgettable family tale of deception and betrayal, love and forgiveness Pauline Dakin spent her childhood on the run. Without warning, her mother twice uprooted her and her brother, moving thousands of miles away from family and friends. Disturbing events interrupt their outwardly normal life: break-ins, car thefts, even physical attacks on a family friend. Many years later, her mother finally revealed they'd been running from the Mafia and were receiving protection from a covert anti-organized crime task force. But the truth was even more bizarre. Gradually, Dakin's fears give way to suspicion. She puts her journalistic training to work and discovers that the Mafia threat was actually an elaborate web of lies. As she revisits her past, Dakin uncovers the human capacity for betrayal and deception, and the power of love to forgive. Run, Hide, Repeat is a memoir of a childhood steeped in unexplained fear and menace. Gripping and suspenseful, it moves from Dakin's uneasy acceptance of her family's dire situation to bewildered anger. As compelling and twisted as a thriller, Run Hide Repeat is an unforgettable portrait of a family under threat, and the resilience of family bonds.

The Visitor

Author: Amanda Stevens

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0778315177

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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www.AmandaStevens.com My name is Amelia Gray. I'm the Graveyard Queen. Restoring lost and abandoned cemeteries is my profession, but I'm starting to believe that my true calling is deciphering the riddles of the dead. Legend has it that Kroll Cemetery is a puzzle no one has ever been able to solve. For over half a century, the answer has remained hidden within the strange headstone inscriptions and intricate engravings. Because uncovering the mystery of that tiny, remote graveyard may come at a terrible price. Years after their mass death, Ezra Kroll's disciples lie unquiet, their tormented souls trapped within the walls of Kroll Cemetery, waiting to be released by someone strong and clever enough to solve the puzzle. For whatever reason, I'm being summoned to that graveyard by both the living and the dead. Every lead I follow, every clue I unravel brings me closer to an unlikely killer and to a destiny that will threaten my sanity and a future with my love, John Devlin.

The Night Visitor

Author: Dianne Emley

Publisher: Alibi

ISBN: 0804178933

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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In bestselling author Dianne Emley’s chilling new paranormal thriller, a beautiful woman’s romantic past comes back to haunt her in the form of an otherworldly visitor seeking justice. Gorgeous and successful, Rory Langtry seemed to have it all. Daughter of a movie star and sister of a supermodel, Rory was engaged to sexy artist, Junior Lara. But her bright future went dark one terrible, bloody night that left her sister dead and the accused murderer—Junior—in an extended coma. Now, five years later, Rory appears to have put the past behind her. She has a wonderful new fiancé and heads a successful cosmetics company. Yet dark secrets threaten. Across town, Junior lies close to death but before he departs he seeks to clear his name. It starts with a feeling. It turns into a vision. Soon Rory is having sensations that only Junior could experience. Then she learns details about the awful night that only Junior could know, newfound knowledge with potentially fatal consequences. When another act of violence rocks her family, Rory plunges deeper into the unsolved mystery, led by an inexplicable visitor to a dangerous time and place where all will be revealed at last. But until then, Junior will not let her go. Praise for Dianne Emley and The Night Visitor “The Night Visitor grabbed my attention on page one and never let up. It’s a creepy, crafty thrill ride, and I enjoyed every word. I’ll be looking for more of Dianne Emley’s books.”—Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author of Her Last Whisper “A taut, gripping paranormal thriller from page one. You won’t be able to put this book down as Rory—a woman who has everything—fears all she believes is a lie. Excellent!”—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of Maximum Exposure “Emley masterfully twists, turns, and shocks.”—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestelling author of Last to Die, on Love Kills

Black Wood

A deliciously dark thriller with a shocking secret at its heart

Author: SJI Holliday

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845029690

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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He spots the two girls through the cracked screen of beech, sycamore and leg-scratching gorse: a flash of red skirt and a unison of giggles . . . The smaller girl sees him first and she lets out a strange little squeak and jumps back, grabbing onto the other girl’s T-shirt, revealing a flash of milky white shoulder. He grins. Something happened to Claire and Jo in Black Wood: something that left Claire paralysed and Jo with deep mental scars. But with Claire suffering memory loss and no evidence to be found, nobody believes Jo’s story. Twenty-three years later, a familiar face walks into the bookshop where Jo works, dredging up painful memories and rekindling her desire for vengeance. And at the same time, Sergeant David Gray is investigating a balaclava-clad man who is attacking women on a disused railway, shocking the sleepy village of Banktoun. But what is the connection between Jo’s visitor and the masked man? To catch the assailant, and to give Jo her long-awaited justice, Gray must unravel a tangled web of past secrets, broken friendship and tainted love. But can he crack the case before Jo finds herself with blood on her hands? REVIEWS ‘A deliciously dark thriller with a shocking secret at its heart’ Fergus McNeill, author ofEye Contact ‘A dark, chilling read that moves fast and builds to a brilliant climax. Superb.’ Steve Cavanagh, author ofThe Defence ‘In her atmospheric debut, Holliday effectively and spookily evokes small-town claustrophobia and backbiting. An edgy and authentic new voice in crime fiction.’ Anya Lipska, author ofWhere the Devil Can’t Go ‘A fast-paced and chilling psychological thriller from an exciting new talent. If you liked Broadchurch, you’ll love this.’ Mark Edwards and Louise Voss, authors ofFrom The Cradle ‘Darkly atmospheric and utterly absorbing.’ Jane Isaac, author ofThe Truth Will Out ‘A plot which weaves and twists its way around a tight-knit community... [where] old sins return to haunt some damaged people and the atmosphere is thick with unspoken dread... You won’t read a more shocking, or satisfying, thriller this year.’ James Benmore, author ofDodger ‘A deeply unsettling story of bad deeds, complex loyalties and secrets better left buried,Black Woodis a thrilling debut which grips from the very first page and doesn’t let go.’ Eva Dolan, author ofLong Way Home ‘Holliday has a knack for creating fascinating, well-observed, and sometimes quirky characters.Black Woodis dark and twisty with a creepy atmosphere that pervades this compelling tale from first page to last. I was gripped. A fantastic new voice on the block.’ Amanda Jennings, author ofThe Judas Scar ‘Hugely satisfying twists and great characterisation, creepy and astute.’ Sarah Hilary, author ofSomeone Else’s Skin ‘A chilling exploration of the darkness that can hide in even the smallest of communities. A superb debut.’ David Jackson, author ofThe Helper ‘I was drawn intoBlack Wood- drip-fed with intrigue, mystery and menace. It has an absorbing storyline with interesting and engaging characters. An exciting debut novel.’ Mel Sherratt, author ofWatching Over You

Dark Dreams

A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers

Author: Brandon Massey

Publisher: Dafina Books

ISBN: 9780758207531

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

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A collection of short fiction explores the dark imaginations and experiences of the human mind in tales of horror and suspense by Zane, Tananarive Due, Stephen Barnes, Robert Fleming, and other African-American authors.

The Visitor

A psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

Author: K.L. Slater

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813742

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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A Year of Fear

A Day-by-Day Guide to 366 Horror Films

Author: Bryan Senn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786431962

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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This eclectic overview of horror cinema offers up a collection of horror films for practically any occasion and literally every day of the year. For example, the author recommends commemorating United Nations Day (October 24) with a screening of The Colossus of New York, whose startling climax takes place at the U.N. Building. Each day-by-day entry includes the movie title, production year, plot summary and critique, along with a brief explanation of how the film fits into the history of that particular day and interesting anecdotes on the film's production.

Mother

A dark psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

Author: S.E. Lynes

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812207

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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Triple Cross

A Triad of Chilling Suspense

Author: TSV Raghavan

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482812185

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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1. Raksha The Gokulpet police finds the body of a gangster named Bhadra in his own tempo van with multiple stab wounds. They initially believe it to be a gangland killing. Senior Inspector Jacob Janardhanan realizes that someone is misleading the investigators to protect the real killer. He delves deep into the life of the victim and realizes that everyone who Bhadra came across during his short unsavoury life has some reason to kill him. 2. Chikna The South Chennai cops receive an anonymous phone call that a car has crashed in the east-coast road. They find the body of a prosperous and popular businessman named Radheyshyam, who had relocated to Chennai twenty years ago. On gut instinct, Inspector Jacobs unearths a story that takes the readers down an incredible path of avarice, intrigue, and vicious cunning. 3. The Final Orbit The car of a reclusive Indore businessman Boopathi is found parked in a mango grove in Gwalior. Bhoopathi, an orphan who hailed from Gokulpet, has vanished in thin air. Senior Inspector Jacob Janardhanan finds the orphanage that brought up Bhoopathi. He then unravels the strange travails of a gifted young man through the murky waters of the Chennai underworld.

A Touch of Chill

Tales for Sleepless Nights

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440204596

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 192

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Blending the homely with the exotic, this collection of fifteen macabre tales includes an eerie story about a six-year-old girl whose scalp is inhabited by Druids.

Hunters in the Dark

A Novel

Author: Lawrence Osborne

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 0553447351

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the novelist the New York Times compares to Paul Bowles, Evelyn Waugh and Ian McEwan, an evocative new work of literary suspense Adrift in Cambodia and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher, 28-year-old Englishman Robert Grieve decides to go missing. As he crosses the border from Thailand, he tests the threshold of a new future. And on that first night, a small windfall precipitates a chain of events-- involving a bag of “jinxed” money, a suave American, a trunk full of heroin, a hustler taxi driver, and a rich doctor’s daughter-- that changes Robert’s life forever. Hunters in the Dark is a sophisticated game of cat and mouse redolent of the nightmares of Patricia Highsmith, where identities are blurred, greed trumps kindness, and karma is ruthless. Filled with Hitchcockian twists and turns, suffused with the steamy heat and pervasive superstition of the Cambodian jungle, and unafraid to confront difficult questions about the machinations of fate, this is a masterful novel that confirms Lawrence Osborne’s reputation as one of our finest contemporary writers.

The Visitors Book

Author: Sophie Hannah

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062562126

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In this sensational collection of supernatural short stories, Sophie Hannah takes the comforting scenes of everyday life and imbues them with a frisson of fear, then a gust of terror. Why is a young woman so unnerved by the presence of a visitors book in her boyfriend’s inner-city home? And whose spidery handwriting is it that fills the pages? Who is the strangely courteous boy still lingering at a child’s tenth birthday party when all the parents have gathered their children and left? And why does the presence of a perfectly ordinary woman in a post office line leave another customer sweating with fear? Read on to find out—but beware . . .

The Sinner

Author: Amanda Stevens

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 146039593X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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I am a living ghost, a wanderer in search of my purpose and place… I'm a cemetery restorer by trade, but my calling has evolved from that of ghost seer to death walker to detective of lost souls. I solve the riddles of the dead so the dead will leave me alone. I've come to Seven Gates Cemetery nursing a broken heart, but peace is hard to come by…for the ghosts here and for me. When the body of a young woman is discovered in a caged grave, I know that I've been summoned for a reason. Only I can unmask her killer. I want to trust the detective assigned to the case for he is a ghost seer like me. But how can I put my faith in anyone when supernatural forces are manipulating my every thought? When reality is ever-changing? And when the one person I thought I could trust above all others has turned into a diabolical stranger?

The Night Visitor

Author: Lucy Atkins

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1681440504

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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You have the perfect life... How far would you go to protect it? Professor Olivia Sweetman has worked hard to achieve the life of her dreams, with a high-flying career as a TV presenter and historian, three children, and a talented husband. But as she stands before a crowd at the launch party for her new blockbuster book about a pioneering female surgeon of the Victorian era, she can barely pretend to smile. Her perfect life is in fact a desperate tangle of lies, and if the truth were to come out, she would lose everything. Only one other person knows what Olivia has done: Vivian Tester, the socially awkward, middle-aged housekeeper of a Sussex manor who found the diary on which Olivia's new biography is based. Vivian proved to be remarkably adept at hunting down obscure sources and eventually became Olivia's unofficial research assistant. But the seemingly chance circumstances that brought these two very different women together turn out to be far more complex--and far more sinister--than Olivia ever realized. In a gripping narrative that shifts between London, Sussex, and the idyllic South of France, Olivia and Vivian will learn knife-edged truths about themselves and discover just how far each will go to protect her reputation.

The Pact

A gripping psychological thriller with heartstopping suspense

Author: S.E. Lynes

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813521

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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You made a promise to your sister. It could destroy your daughter. The Daughter 15-year-old Rosie lies in hospital fighting for her life. She’s trying to tell her mother what happened to her, but she can’t speak the words out loud. The Mother Toni is a doting and over-protective mother, terrified for her daughter’s life. Having lost her husband in a tragic accident, Toni has dedicated her life to keeping Rosie safe from harm. She needs to know what secrets Rosie has been keeping, and how she ended up in a hospital bed – but Toni has a secret of her own… The Pact Thirty years ago, Toni and her sister Bridget made each other a promise: never to speak of their childhood; to protect each other without asking for help from others, no matter what… But in order to save Rosie, Toni may have to break her lifelong promise to her sister… and open doors to her past she hoped would remain closed forever. The Pact is a chilling psychological thriller about the lies we will tell to save our children. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Apple Tree Yard and The Sister. What readers are saying about The Pact: 'Wow, wow, wow... I absolutely devoured this book. An absolute must read.' Into the Reading Corner 'Oh my! So many twists and turns in this book! I couldn’t stop reading just waiting to see what’s next! Then, oh my goodness, I didn’t see that coming! I literally couldn’t put it down... Exhilarating!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'S.E. Lynes has become one of my must-read authors... Clear your diary and settle down with The Pact; once you start there's no stopping. Another belter of a book!' Bibliophile Book Club, 5 stars 'WOW I can't stop thinking about The Pact. The author grabbed my attention at the very beginning and brilliantly kept me on the edge of my seat as I tried to figure out what was going on... I would definitely read more from S.E. Lynes and recommend The Pact to anyone who loves a good psychological thriller. Five out of five stars.' Lady J's Bookish Nook 'A thrilling read, this book has twists and turns galore and I devoured it in one sitting!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A brilliant, beautiful book which leaves the reader simultaneously shattered and full of hope… Perfection.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Full of tension and shocks. The twists and turns were fired out like a salvo of ammunition and what happened was truly terrible and unthinkable... I loved the fast paced storytelling, the wonderfully crafted characters and the cleverly plotted all action, all guns blazing story. Lovers of modern psychological thrillers will lap up this novel.' Goodreads reviewer ‘An unnerving psychological thriller… had me on the very edge of my seat, whilst holding my duvet up covering one eye from the horrors I was reading, but at the same time not able to turn the pages quick enough.’ The Glass House, 5 stars ‘I found myself turning faster and faster as I had to find out what was going on… One brilliant book.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars ‘I didn't want to put it down and by 80% I was knocking it back like tequila… pure genius… I will be shouting it's praise from the rooftops for a long time to come.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow! Another amazing, unputdownable, brilliantly written, fast paced and page turning story… One of the best thrillers I have read from an author to watch. Brilliant. Unforgettable.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars