The Visitors: A Dark and Chilling Suspense

Author: Catherine Burns

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

ISBN: 1785079166

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Grey Gardens meets Room in The Visitors, as a spinster must confront the horror that her brother has kept under lock and key in the basement of their crumbling mansion.

The Bad Place

A gripping novel of spine-chilling suspense

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472202686

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

View: 9700

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He has blood on his hands... Dean Koontz's The Bad Place is a terrifying novel that will chill the blood even as it rends the heart. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Harlan Coben. 'This is white-knuckle, hair-curling-on-the-back-of-the-neck reading - as close to actual physical terror as the printed word can deliver' - Los Angeles Times Frank Pollard awakens in an alley, knowing nothing but his name and that he is in danger. Over the next few days he develops a fear of sleep because when he wakes he finds blood on his hands, and bizarre and terrifying objects in his pockets. Distraught and desperate, Frank begs husband-and-wife detective team Bobby and Julie Dakota to get to the bottom of his mysterious, amnesiac fugues. It seems a simple job, but they are drawn into ever-darkening realms where they encounter the nightmarish, hate-filled figure stalking Frank. And their lives are threatened, as is that of Julie's gentle, Down's-syndrome brother, Thomas. To Thomas, death is the 'bad place' from which there is no return. But as each of them ultimately learns, there are equally bad places in the world of the living, places so steeped in evil that, in contrast, death seems almost to be a relief... What readers are saying about The Bad Place: 'This is truly a horror novel worthy of the name... shocking, distressing, gloriously well-plotted' 'If you want something truly original, yet gripping and fast-paced, DK is your man' 'One of the best books I have ever read!'

The Know

A dark suspense thriller of violence and vengeance

Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755350782

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4394

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Her child is missing but someone out there knows the truth... THE KNOW, by the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole features the fearless Joanie Brewer who knows exactly what she wants. But her need for revenge threatens to destroy even the ones she loves... Joanie Brewer's children meant the world to her. She'd do anything to protect them, even resorting to prostitution and petty crime in order to feed and clothe them. So when her beautiful teenage daughter is raped and murdered, only one thing will stop Joanie's pain - seeing her daughter's killer brought to justice. Joanie knows who he is and she'll do whatever it takes to nail him . . . If you love powerful female characters, be sure to also read Martina Cole's GOODNIGHT LADY, CLOSE and GET EVEN. These ladies are strong, resilient and vengeful...

Love Inspired Suspense July 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2

Detecting Danger\Emergency Reunion\Hidden Identity

Author: Valerie Hansen,Sandra Orchard,Carol J. Post

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146039237X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger and faith. DETECTING DANGER Capitol K-9 Unit by Valerie Hansen The criminal Daniella Dunne once testified against is now free and setting bombs around town. When Daniella's witness protection identity is compromised, she turns to capitol K-9 unit officer Isaac Black to prevent the explosive situation that's looming. EMERGENCY REUNION by Sandra Orchard After Sherri Steele is attacked in her ambulance, deputy Cole Donovan insists on safeguarding the stubborn paramedic. But when his brother becomes a suspect, he must choose between the love of his former crush or duty to his family. HIDDEN IDENTITY by Carol J. Post Meagan Berry faked her own death to escape an abusive relationship, but now the violent man has found her. Meagan must turn to handsome cop Hunter Kingston to keep her from an early grave.

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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THE WYVERN MYSTERY (Complete Edition: All 3 Volumes)

Spine-Chilling Mystery Novel of Gothic Horror and Suspense

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026872851

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

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This carefully crafted ebook: “THE WYVERN MYSTERY (Complete Edition: All 3 Volumes)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Wyvern Mystery is a 19th century gothic mystery. The story is about a young orphaned girl named Alice Maybell, her haunted past and the present dark atmosphere that makes a chilling and suspenseful tale. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M. R. James described Le Fanu as "absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories".

White Bodies

Thriller

Author: Jane Robins

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216420

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Auf den ersten Blick sind Felix und Tilda das perfekte Paar: jung, verliebt und vermögend. Er ist Banker und sie Schauspielerin. Doch hinter der Fassade scheint einiges nicht zu stimmen. Callie, ihre Zwillingsschwester, beobachtet, wie sich Tilda immer stärker verändert: Sie isst kaum noch, lehnt Aufträge ab und verkriecht sich in ihrer Wohnung. Spritzen liegen in ihrem Bad. Besorgt wendet sich Callie an eine Gruppe im Internet, in der sich Opfer von Missbrauch treffen. Dann beginnen die Dinge aus dem Ruder zu laufen: Eine Frau aus der Gruppe wird ermordet. Und Felix stirbt auch – oder wurde er gleichfalls getötet? Ein packender Thriller über zwei sehr unterschiedliche Schwestern.

The Murder Stone

Author: Charles Todd

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553898125

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Charles Todd’s critically acclaimed novels featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge have been hailed by The Washington Post Book World as “one of the best historical series being written today.” The New York Times Book Review calls Todd’s mysteries “meticulously wrought...harrowing psychological drama.” Now he stakes out new territory in this mesmerizing stand-alone novel of one woman’s dark journey through family obsession, wartime secrets, and a chilling legacy.… The Murder Stone The Great War is still raging in the autumn of 1916, when Francesca Hatton’s beloved grandfather dies on the family estate in England’s isolated Exe Valley. Grieving for the man who raised her, Francesca is stunned to find an unsigned letter among his effects, cursing the Hattons and their descendants. Now a stranger has shown up on her doorstep, accusing her grandfather of being a murderer. Ex-soldier Richard Leighton blames Francis Hatton for the death of his mother, who vanished nearly a quarter of a century earlier. Her body was never found, only a shawl stained with her blood. And Leighton is not the only one with a claim on Francesca’s grandfather. On the day of his funeral, unexpected visitors arrive with the mourners, and Francesca is besieged by charges of Hatton’s vicious dealings. Yet there is also a shy young woman who praises his secret generosity. At the center of the intrigue is an unusual white stone that lies hidden in a secluded garden where Francesca once played with her five male cousins, all of them dead now on the battlefields of France. According to the terms of Hatton’s will, the Murder Stone must be dug up and transported to Scotland, where it is to be buried forever. But before Francesca can begin the journey, a series of ominous “accidents” occur, culminating in the discovery of a bleeding body on the Murder Stone itself. Was Hatton the loving, caring protector his granddaughter always believed him to be? Or a vindictive, secretive man who cultivated dangerous enemies? Francesca sets out in pursuit of the truth—and into the sights of someone determined to exact a revenge long overdue. From the Hardcover edition.

Bis du mir gehörst

Author: Melissa Marr

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473477109

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6890

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"Ich werde es machen, aber es tut weh. Gott, es tut weh, den Menschen zu opfern, von dem ich glaubte, er wäre für mich bestimmt. Doch ich habe keine andere Wahl. Ich muss sie töten." Als Eva nach einem Unfall im Krankenhaus aufwacht, ist sie nicht nur schwer verletzt, sie hat auch eine merkwürdige neue Gabe: Sie kann den Tod anderer Menschen vorhersehen, wenn diese sie berühren. Kurz darauf wird eine ihrer Mitschülerinnen brutal ermordet und plötzlich schwebt Eva in höchster Lebensgefahr. Denn der Killer hat am Tatort eine Nachricht hinterlassen: Für Eva. Ein atemloser Thriller von der New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autorin Melissa Marr

How to Haunt Your House, Book Two

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578050544

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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The coffin lid was raised a little higher in, How to Haunt Your House, Book one. Now it’s time to dig a little deeper and conjure up some new projects and decorating ideas to impress this year’s ghouls and goblins! Inside, How to Haunt Your House, Book Two, you will find a broad range of home haunt prop step-by-step instructions. From animated props to full sized grave ghosts there is something for the haunt enthusiast in everyone. See how to hack store bought props into something truly ghoul-a-rific. Turn Styrofoam into tombstones, crypts and tombs using just a few basic ingredients and tools. Make a severed hand endlessly stir over a glowing cauldron, amid a collection of Apothecary jars and witches’ bottles filled with strange potions and sinister looking ingredients. Turn this year’s Halloween party into the hair raising experience even the undead will be talking about.Find more great tips and videos visit us at: www.howtohauntyourhouse.com.

Cinefantastique

Author: Clarke, Frederick S

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horror films Periodicals

Page: N.A

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Raum

Roman

Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492954480

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Auch seinen fünften Geburtstag feiert Jack in Raum. Raum hat eine immer verschlossene Tür, ein Oberlicht und ist 12 Quadratmeter groß. Dort lebt der Kleine mit seiner Mutter. Dort wurde er auch geboren. Jack liebt es fernzusehen, denn da sieht er seine »Freunde«, die Cartoonfiguren. Aber er weiß, dass die Dinge hinter der Mattscheibe nicht echt sind – echt sind nur Ma, er und die Dinge in Raum. Bis der Tag kommt, an dem Ma ihm erklärt, dass es doch eine Welt da draußen gibt und dass sie versuchen müssen, aus Raum zu fliehen ... »Nerven zerreißend und fesselnd. ›Raum‹ – angeregt von der wahren Geschichte über Elisabeth Fritzl, eingesperrt mit ihren Kindern von ihrem Vater – ist die Geschichte einer Mutter und ihres Sohnes, deren Liebe sie das Unglaubliche überleben lässt.« Psychologies ZUM SPECIAL

Totenrache

Thriller

Author: Amanda Stevens

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732543188

Category: Fiction

Page: 474

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Jeder Friedhof hat eine Geschichte, und jedes Grab birgt ein Geheimnis. Charleston, South Carolina: Für die 28-jährige Amelia Gray sind die Toten ein wichtiger Teil ihres Lebens. Die studierte Archäologin und Friedhofsrestauratorin hat eine besondere Gabe: Sie kann Geister sehen. Diese Fähigkeit führt sie zu einem abgelegenen Friedhof, auf dem vor einem halben Jahrhundert die Opfer eines Massensuizids begraben wurden. Die Gräber sind mit merkwürdigen Zeichen versehen, und die junge Frau ist die Einzige, die das Rätsel dieses unheimlichen Ortes lösen kann. Doch Amelia muss sich auch ihren eigenen Geistern stellen, und ihr Kontakt zur Zwischenwelt bringt sie und ihren Geliebten John Devlin in große Gefahr ... Der vierte Teil der spannenden Graveyard-Queen-Reihe jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED - mörderisch gute Unterhaltung.

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

Das Böse in deinen Augen

Psychothriller

Author: Jenny Blackhurst

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732556492

Category: Fiction

Page: 431

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Niemand hat Angst vor einem kleinen Mädchen, oder doch? Als die Kinderpsychologin Imogen Reid den Fall der elfjährigen Ellie Atkinson übernimmt, weigert sie sich, den seltsamen Gerüchten um das Mädchen zu glauben. Ellie sei gefährlich, so heißt es. Wenn sie wütend wird, passieren schreckliche Dinge. Imogen hingegen sieht nur ein zutiefst verstörtes Kind, das seine Familie bei einem Brand verloren hat und ihre Hilfe benötigt. Doch je näher sie Ellie kommt, desto merkwürdiger erscheint ihr das Mädchen. Dann erleidet auch Imogen einen schrecklichen Verlust - und sie fürchtet, dass es ein Fehler war, Ellie zu vertrauen ... Jenny Blackhurst schreibt Psychologische Spannung mit Gänsehauteffekt.

Five Gothic Masterpieces

The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Great God Pan, Frankenstein, Carmilla, and Dracula

Author: Bram Stoker,Mary Shelley,Ann Radcliffe,J. Sheridan Le Fanu,Arthur Machen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504048997

Category: Fiction

Page: 2416

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The iconic Gothic horror classics that gave birth to the monstrous myths that still inhabit our nightmares. Tragic heroines, windswept moors, dark and stormy nights, castle prisons, and forbidden desires realized at the greatest cost—these are the elements of Gothic horror, given its finest expression in these five enduring novels. Frankenstein: Obsessed with the secret of creation, Swiss scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein cobbles together a body he is determined to bring to life. When the creature opens his eyes one fateful night, the doctor is repulsed: His vision of perfection is a hideous monster. Dr. Frankenstein abandons his creation, but the furious, lonely monster will not be ignored, setting in motion a chain of violence and terror. A gripping story about the ethics of creation and the consequences of trauma, Frankenstein is as relevant today as it is haunting. Dracula: Upon a visit to Transylvania, young English lawyer Jonathan Harker makes a horrifying discovery about Castle Dracula and its resident count, who survives on the blood of human beings. Thus a battle of wits ensues between the vicious count and his various adversaries in this legendary Gothic novel of horror, dark romance, and chilling suspense. Carmilla: Published twenty-five years before Stoker’s Dracula, Carmilla is the passionate, thrilling tale of a mysterious young woman’s dramatic arrival at an isolated castle. The innocent Laura has never seen anyone like the seductive, secretive Carmilla, except in her dreams—and an antique portrait, which resembles the visitor perfectly, down to the mole on her tempting neck. Laura quickly realizes there is something far more dark and sinister about Carmilla than meets the eye. The Great God Pan: When Mr. Clarke agrees to visit his friend Dr. Raymond, he is dubious about the proceedings he is to witness. In pursuit of what Raymond calls “transcendental medicine,” the doctor intends to make a small incision in a woman’s brain, allowing her to see past the world of the senses to a reality beyond imagining—a realm where, Raymond says, one can see the great god Pan. Stephen King has called The Great God Pan “one of the best horror stories ever written.” The Mysteries of Udolpho: Orphaned heroine Emily St. Aubert has been imprisoned by Signor Montoni, her evil guardian, in his gloomy medieval fortress in the Apennines. Terror is the order of the day inside the walls of Udolpho, as Emily struggles against Montoni’s rapacious schemes and the threat of her own psychological disintegration. A bestseller in its day and a potent influence on Walpole and Poe, this dreamlike, nearly hallucinatory classic remains one of the most important works in the history of European fiction. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Skin Deep

The most gripping thriller of 2018

Author: Liz Nugent

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1844883949

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year Winner 2018 The deliciously sinister new novel from the No 1 bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Lying in Wait' 'I could probably have been an actress. It is not difficult to pretend to be somebody else. Isn't that what I've been doing for most of my life?' Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run out. The arrival of a visitor from her distant past shocks Cordelia. She reacts violently to the intrusion and flees her flat to spend a drunken night at a glittering party. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. She did not expect the corpse inside to start decomposing quite so quickly . . . RTÉ Radio 1's Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award Winner 2018 'Absorbing, beautifully written' The Times, Crime Books of the Year 2018 'A twisted thriller, reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith. A scarred woman brings chaos to those around her, but Nemesis is coming' Ian Rankin, Guardian Books of the Year 'Unspools with many an unexpected shock ... sly humour and dazzling originality' The Times & Sunday Times Crime Club 'Bloody brilliant!' Denise Mina 'An extraordinary writer - Liz Nugent maps the human mind as a cartographer charts new worlds: She's boundlessly curious and totally unflinching' A.J. Finn 'The most gripping book I read this year ... brilliantly written ... deeply disturbing' Claire Allan, Irish Independent Books of 2018 'A tour de force ... a genuinely memorable, at times terrifying central character ... will appeal to readers who enjoy an exciting, fast-paced journey of psychological extremes, which delivers a shocking final twist' Crime Club, Killer Women Book of the Month 'Utterly compelling ... a storyteller at the height of her powers' RTÉ Guide, Books of the Year 'While the likes of Paula (The Girl On The Train) Hawkins have been getting all the plaudits in the ill-named domestic suspense genre, Liz Nugent has been quietly beavering away, producing dark, mythical thrillers of Shakespearean proportions. There are unreliable heroines, and then there's Delia' The Pool 'It took me two sittings to gobble it up - a page turner. You'll just snap it up and you'll love it. A cracking read' Ryan Tubridy, RTÉ 'The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work - no one gets under the skin of monstrous characters like she does' Tammy Cohen 'A wonderful feat of imagination, totally gripping, with a fascinating character at its heart' Sabine Durrant 'Dark, brutal and brilliant' Colette McBeth 'A triumph, from first page to last!' Sarah Hilary 'Spellbinding' Declan Hughes, Irish Times, Best Crime Fiction of 2018 'Monumentally good. Liz Nugent is a beautiful writer and among the very best storytellers in the world' Donal Ryan 'I loved, loved, loved Skin Deep - the compassion of it, the beauty of the language, how glamour and horror intersect, how the tension twists tighter and tighter and is brilliantly done' Marian Keyes 'Beautifully written and completely gripping' Sunday Mirror 'As one woman's singular story unspools with many an unexpected shock, Nugent skewers her targets with skill. Sly humour and dazzling originality deliver a gutsy feminist message' The Times 'Brilliant' Irish Independent, Best Books of 2018 'Dazzling ... chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius' Mark Edwards 'Perfect summer read for those who like their escapism on the darker side' Ian Rankin 'Spectacular' Declan Burke, Irish Times, Best Crime Fiction of 2018 'Her darkest book yet - a compelling one-sitting read' Sinéad Crowley 'Utterly gripping, fast paced, and featuring my favourite sociopathic female character since Lady Macbeth' Louise O'Neill 'Incredibly dark, twisting and utterly mesmerising - you will not be able to put this down' Sinéad Moriarty 'Pitch dark and thrillingly original' Jane Casey 'Skin Deep will keep you completely gripped' Sunday People