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Erica Spindler - Author

About the Author

Erica Spindler has published more than twenty novels. Her titles have been published all over the world and Red  was turned into both a wildly popular graphic novel and daytime drama in Japan. Critics have dubbed her stories as “thrill-packed, page turners, white knuckle rides, and edge-of-your-seat whodunits” and The Times Picayune praised 2003’s In Silence, calling it “Creepy and compelling; a real page turner.”

In 2002, her novel Bone Cold  won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence. An RWA honor roll member, she received a Kiss of Death award for her novel  and is a three-time RITA award finalist. In 1999 Publishers Weekly awarded the audio version of her Forbidden Fruit novel Shocking Pink  a Listen-Up award, naming it one of the best audio mystery books of 1998. Praised by booksellers as “The best suspense novel I’ve ever read” and “A perfect 10 out of 10,” Erica's 2004 release See Jane Die  is the story of a woman who must face her darkest fears when her husband becomes the prime suspect in the brutal murders of two women.

Erica and her husband — a man she describes as funny, handsome and way too sassy — met in art school and have been together ever since. They have two sons, born nine and a half years apart. Erica makes her home in the New Orleans area, although she originally hailed from Illinois.

Featured books by Erica Spindler

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Ten years ago, Kat McCall left her home town in Louisiana after being accused of murdering her sister. Now, despite the fact there are those in the town who are still convinced of her guilt, she has returned, determined to unearth the real killer. With the help of police officer Luke Tanner, Kat starts to get to the truth about who really killed her sister, but there are plenty of people who don't like her digging up secrets from the past...Utterly gripping and compulsively readable, Don't Look Back is the sensational new thriller from internationally bestselling author Erica Spindler.

Other books by Erica Spindler

Chances Are

Chances Are

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

The Other Girl Two crimes, fifteen years apart. One person connects them.

The Other Girl Two crimes, fifteen years apart. One person connects them.

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner THE OUTSTANDING NEW THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ERICA SPINDLER What have readers been saying about The Other Girl? 'Spellbinding.' 5***** 'Looking for something that will keep your attention until the very end? This is your next book!' 5***** 'A chilling and unputdownable taut crime suspense thriller - her best yet!' 5***** 'Excellent twist with a bittersweet ending. I highly recommend this fast pace thriller.' 5***** Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose, Erica Spindler is master of classic crime fiction and the twist you won't see coming. A horrific crime with one witness: a fifteen year old girl from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and her own brushes with the law. Is it any surprise no one believed her? Officer Miranda Rader has worked hard to earn the respect of her co-workers and the community, and is known for her honesty and integrity. But that wasn't always so. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a small town that didn't believe she could change, and she's spent fifteen years trying to forget about her past. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town's most beloved college professors, they're unprepared for the brutality of the scene. Just when Miranda thinks she's seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about a terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she'd buried, along with the girl she'd been back then, and until now that grave had stayed sealed. Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop. Not just any cop: the one who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface have nothing in common. Except Miranda. The outstanding new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler, The Other Girlis a chilling novel about a ritualistic murder that sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought she'd put behind her. Praise for Erica Spindler: 'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner 'Neat, taut and written with panache that forces you to turn each page.' Daily Mail 'I can put Spindler on my growing list of favourite crime-fiction authors.' Evening Standard 'Has enough twists to keep you riveted right to the final page.' Image

The Other Girl Two crimes, fifteen years apart. One person connects them.

The Other Girl Two crimes, fifteen years apart. One person connects them.

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2017

'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner THE OUTSTANDING NEW THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ERICA SPINDLER What have readers been saying about The Other Girl? 'Spellbinding.' 5***** 'Looking for something that will keep your attention until the very end? This is your next book!' 5***** 'A chilling and unputdownable taut crime suspense thriller - her best yet!' 5***** 'Excellent twist with a bittersweet ending. I highly recommend this fast pace thriller.' 5***** Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose, Erica Spindler is master of classic crime fiction and the twist you won't see coming. A horrific crime with one witness: a fifteen year old girl from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and her own brushes with the law. Is it any surprise no one believed her? Officer Miranda Rader has worked hard to earn the respect of her co-workers and the community, and is known for her honesty and integrity. But that wasn't always so. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a small town that didn't believe she could change, and she's spent fifteen years trying to forget about her past. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town's most beloved college professors, they're unprepared for the brutality of the scene. Just when Miranda thinks she's seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about a terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she'd buried, along with the girl she'd been back then, and until now that grave had stayed sealed. Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop. Not just any cop: the one who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface have nothing in common. Except Miranda. The outstanding new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler, The Other Girlis a chilling novel about a ritualistic murder that sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought she'd put behind her. Praise for Erica Spindler: 'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner 'Neat, taut and written with panache that forces you to turn each page.' Daily Mail 'I can put Spindler on my growing list of favourite crime-fiction authors.' Evening Standard 'Has enough twists to keep you riveted right to the final page.' Image

If You Dare Terrifying, suspenseful and a masterclass in thriller storytelling

If You Dare Terrifying, suspenseful and a masterclass in thriller storytelling

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2017

THE OUTSTANDING NEW THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ERICA SPINDLER Praise for Erica Spindler 'Forces you to turn each page' Daily Mail 'Absolutely can't put it down' Lisa Gardner Face your fear. Uncover the truth. It's been three months since that night - the night that Detective Micki Dare almost died. Physically, she's healed but the nightmares remain, and she can't shake the feeling that more happened that night than her partner Detective Zach Harris is telling her. The only thing she can do is try to carry on as normal and solve the latest case she and Zach have been assigned to. A string of brutal home invasions are rocking the city and the families targeted have nothing in common. Why were these victims chosen? The deeper Micki and Zach go into the case, the more they realise something isn't right. There's something . . . familiar about the person doing this - and it's a familiarity Micki has been trying to forget. Suddenly, this case is hitting too close to home and Micki has to decide if she really wants to learn the truth about that night . . .

Triple Six

Triple Six

Author: Erica Spindler Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2016

Detectives Micki Dare and Zach Harris are back in Triple Six, their second adventure in Erica Spindlers supernatural thriller series The Lightkeepers.It's been three months since that night - the night that Micki almost died. Physically, she's healed but the nightmares remain, and she can't shake the feeling that more happened that night than Zach is telling her. The only thing she can do is try to carry on as normal and solve the latest case she and Zach have been assigned to.A string of brutal home invasions are rocking New Orleans and the families targeted seemingly have nothing in common. Why were these victims chosen? The deeper Micki and Zach go into the case, the more they realize something isn't right. There's something familiar about the person doing this - and it's a familiarity Micki has been trying to forget. Suddenly, this case is hitting too close to home and Micki has to decide if she really wants to learn the truth about that night . . .

The Final Seven

The Final Seven

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The first Saturday in July. A missing woman. The number seven carved into her door. The countdown has begun . . . Detective Micki Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially an irreverent charmer like Detective Zach Harris, who's fresh out of an 'experimental' FBI training programme. And Micki's assignment, to keep Zach alive while he fights crime using his special skills, is not what she signed up for. But the decision's been made and there's nothing she can do about it. Micki soon realises that there's more to her partner than meets the eye - and there's more at stake than just catching bad guys and closing cases. Because there's a new kind of evil lurking, something more cunning than she's ever encountered before. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it. As another victim goes missing and the darkness closes in, Micki acknowledges a terrifying truth: they might not make it. This time the evil they're facing might destroy them all . . . Full of twists and drama, The Final Seven is a compulsive and heart-pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

Fortune

Fortune

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2016

A dangerous fight for answers... Something dark has long shadowed Skye Dearborn's life. It's there, locked in her memories of blood spilling across a gleaming floor. In the sound of her own screams. And in the terror she's felt ever since the night her mother disappeared.With no real memories to help her understand her past, building a new life seemed like the only way out...and for a while, Skye has felt at peace. But when someone enters her life who seems to know her secret, Skye is intrigued. All her instincts warn her to stay away from this man - but he could be her opportunity to find out the truth about her past. One thing is certain: if Skye wants answers, she'll have to risk everything to get them.

Killer Takes All

Killer Takes All

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2016

There's only one way out of this deadly game...When her neighbour Cassie is found brutally murdered, former police officer Stacy Killian is convinced that her friend's death is related to a cult role-playing game. The game is dark, violent and addictive. And in this case, it looks like it was deadly.Stacy's work in the force exposed her to more that her share of evil. But as the bodies mount, Stacy finds herself trapped in a deadly the world of a deadly match, where killer takes all. The only way out is to win. And to do that, Stacy will have to learn how to play the game.

Last Known Victim

Last Known Victim

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2016

To catch the killer she must confront the past. For PC Patti O'Shay, the discovery of a dead body is shocking, but part of the job. A dead body with the right hand severed is disturbing. But when a corpse is discovered with the police badge of Patti's murdered husband, she realises that this is a case tailored to her...and one she is determined to solve. Driven by revenge, and working outside the law, Patti vows to track down the monster responsible. But as the killings continue, it becomes clear that she is not the hunter - but the hunted.

See Jane Die

See Jane Die

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Someone has been watching...now, they're ready to kill. Seventeen years ago, Jane Killian was nearly killed by a speedboat in what was made to look like a terrible accident. Now she has everything to live for - a successful career, a loving husband, and a baby on the way. When two women with ties to Jane's husband are found brutally slain, he becomes the prime suspect, threatening everything Jane holds dear. But what others interpret as Jane's husband's guilt, she understands as a deadly message. The person who tried to take her life is back. And this time, they won't stop until they see Jane die.

All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Murder? Or justice...? Men are dying unexpectedly in Charlotte, North Carolina - all victims of bizarre accidents. Or so it seems, until Detective Melanie May realises these men had something in common: they all slipped through the fingers of the justice system, accused of abuse but allowed to walk free. It looks like someone is taking justice into their own hands. And the more Melanie investigates, the more she begins to fear it might even be someone she knows. But one thing is certain, this killer will stop at nothing until all fall down. . .

Bone Cold

Bone Cold

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Killers aren't supposed to strike twice... Years ago, a madman kidnapped Anna, cutting off her finger before vanishing without a trace. Today, Anna lives in New Orleans, writing dark thrillers under another name. She finally feels safe. Until, suddenly, Anna's new life begins to crumble. She is followed, her apartment broken into. Disturbing letters arrive from a crazed fan. And then a close friend disappears. Detective Quentin Malone is more concerned with the recent murders of two women in the French Quarter than Anna's case. But after a third victim is found-a redhead like Anna, her finger severed-Malone is forced to acknowledge that Anna is his link to the killer... and, if he doesn't act fast, she could be the next target.

Shocking Pink

Shocking Pink

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

I spy...murder... When Andie, Julie and Raven heard music coming from an empty house and peeked through a window, they never could have predicted what they saw: a man and woman engaged in a dark and ritualistic sex act. Stunned, and then curious, they girls return to the house again and again - and each time, what they see is more shocking. Eventually, fearing for the life of the woman, they contact the police. But too late-the woman has already been found dead. Years later the girls return to their hometown, but they are not alone. Someone is stalking them, someone who knows what they saw...and plans to make sure they never repeat it.

Final Seven

Final Seven

Author: Erica Spindler Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2016

The first Saturday in July.A missing coed.The number seven carved into her door.The countdown has begun.THE FINAL SEVENNew Orleans Detective Micki Dee Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially not Zach Hollywood Harris, an irreverent charmer, fresh out of an experimental FBI program. And her assignmentkeep him alive while he fights crime using the special skills he brings to the tableis not what she signed up for. But the die has been cast and there's nothing she can do about it.Micki soon realizes there's more to her partner than meets the eyeand more at stake than catching bad guys and closing cases. Theres a new kind of evil at work the Crescent City, more cunning, more powerful than any shes ever encountered. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it.As another coed goes missing and the darkness closes in, Micki must face a terrifying truth: this time she might not make it. This time the evil theyre facing might destroy them all.Full of surprise twists and unexpected turns, The Final Seven is a heart-pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

The First Wife

The First Wife

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner THE OUTSTANDING THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ERICA SPINDLER What have readers been saying about The First Wife? 'This is a must read. Truly outstanding as always.' Amazon reviewer, 5***** 'A real page turner that kept me guessing throughout.' Amazon reviewer, 5***** 'Spindler fans should relish this latest release, as should anybody looking for a first class thriller!' Amazon reviewer, 5***** Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose, Erica Spindler is master of classic crime fiction and the twist you won't see coming. Despite the ten-year age gap and the differences in their backgrounds, Bailey was meant to be with Logan - she's sure of it. It's natural that they should marry as soon as they can. But when Logan brings Bailey home to his magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. She can't ignore the rumours about what happened to Logan's first wife and then when a local woman goes missing, all signs point to her husband. Has Bailey made a terrible mistake trusting Logan? What happened to his first wife? Suddenly Bailey is facing an impossible decision: should she believe what everyone is saying, or should she bet her life on the man she loves, but hardly knows? Praise for Erica Spindler: 'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner 'Neat, taut and written with panache that forces you to turn each page.' Daily Mail 'I can put Spindler on my growing list of favourite crime-fiction authors.' Evening Standard 'Has enough twists to keep you riveted right to the final page.' Image

The First Wife

The First Wife

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2015

Despite the ten-year age gap and the differences in their backgrounds, Bailey was meant to be with Logan - she's sure of it. It's natural that they should marry as soon as they can. But when Logan brings Bailey home to his magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. She can't ignore the rumours about what happened to Logan's first wife and then when a local woman goes missing, all signs point to her husband. Has Bailey made a terrible mistake trusting Logan? What happened to his first wife? Suddenly Bailey is facing an impossible decision: should she believe what everyone is saying, or should she bet her life on the man she loves, but hardly knows? Complex, compulsively readable and utterly thrilling, The First Wife is the sensational new novel from the internationally bestselling author Erica Spindler.

First Wife

First Wife

Author: Erica Spindler Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2015

As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is. Despite the ten year difference in their ages, her working class upbringing and his of privilege, Logan Abbott and Bailey fall deeply in love. Marriage quickly follows.But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, a magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. A tragic family history she knew nothing about surfaces, plus whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife, True, and rumors about the women from the area who have gone missing-and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband's involvement.At first Bailey ignores the whispers, even as circumstantial evidence against Logan mounts. But finally, Bailey must make a choice: believe what everyone says-or bet her life on the man she loves, but is realizing she hardly knows. From the author of Justice for Sara, Erica Spindler's The First Wife is a thrilling new novel that will have you gasping on every page.

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Ten years ago, Kat McCall left her home town in Louisiana after being accused of murdering her sister. Now, despite the fact there are those in the town who are still convinced of her guilt, she has returned, determined to unearth the real killer. With the help of police officer Luke Tanner, Kat starts to get to the truth about who really killed her sister, but there are plenty of people who don't like her digging up secrets from the past...Utterly gripping and compulsively readable, Don't Look Back is the sensational new thriller from internationally bestselling author Erica Spindler.

Red (Mills & Boon Silhouette)

Red (Mills & Boon Silhouette)

Author: Erica Spindler Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2014

SHE'S GOT NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO PROVEGrowing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Bend, Mississippi, Becky Lynn Lee doesn't have the luxury of dreaming. With an abusive father and a broken mother, she always thought that this was it. But after the ultimate betrayal, Becky Lynn can no longer live the nightmare.Determined never to go back, Becky Lynn escapes to Hollywood. As a photographer's assistant, she discovers a talent for spotting beauty and capturing the perfect shot. When the camera eventually turns on her, the awkward, shy Becky Lynn of her childhood disappears. But when the success she's achieved is threatened, Becky Lynn must find the strength to embrace her new identity and put the ugliness of her past behind her forever.

Copycat

Copycat

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

To catch a killer... Five years ago, three little girls were murdered in their beds, posed like sleeping angels by a twisted killer. With no witnesses and no leads, Detective Kitt Lundgren was forced to look on helplessly - mocked by a psychopath proud of his perfect crimes. Following a new spate of murders, it looks like the Sleeping Angels killer has retuned - but Kitt's not so sure. When the unthinkable happens, and The Sleeping Angel Killer himself approaches Kitt offering to help her catch his copycat, Kitt must make a choice. Allow the killings to continue? Or place her trust in a murderer who has taken the art of the perfect murder to horrific new heights - and might well plan to make her his next victim.

Dead Run

Dead Run

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Evil lives in Paradise... A panicked message on her answering machine is the last Liz Ames hears from her sister Rachel. Determined to find her, Liz heads to Rachel's home in Key West. Within hours of her arrival a man jumps to his death. Then a teenage girl is found murdered. The ritualistic style of the killing is hauntingly similar to that used by the notorious New Testament serial killer-now on death row. Could these deaths be related to Rachel's disappearance? Is a copycat killer at work? And why do the police refuse to help? As Liz peels away the layers of deception, she finds this island paradise harbours an unspeakable evil...

In Silence

In Silence

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

A deadly evil... When journalist Avery Chauvin receives word of her father's shocking suicide, she returns to her hometown determined to find answers. Instead, she finds a community in turmoil, and strange rumours of neighbours who go missing in the night. Then a woman is found brutally slain. An outsider passing through town vanishes. And Avery begins to wonder, could her father have been the victim of something more sinister than it first appeared? As each step closer to the truth exposes yet another layer of deceit, Avery must face the fact that a terrible evil resides in this close-knit town, protected-until now-by the power of silence.

Watch Me Die

Watch Me Die

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

After years of pain and turmoil, stained glass restoration expert Mira Gallier is on the verge of having it all - again. But her perfect life, like the magnificent windows blown to bits by Hurricane Katrina, is about to be shattered. Mira wakes in the night to the scent of her dead husband's aftershave; catches a glimpse of him in a crowd; senses his presence; hears his voice. Could Jeffery, swept away by Katrina's flood waters, still be alive? Then Mira's business partner is brutally murdered, her nude body found posed in the dappled coloured light of the magnificent Mary Magdalene window. As evidence mounts against her, Mira must prove she's neither a murderer nor losing her grip on sanity - and escape a psychopath who will stop at nothing until he possesses her, body and soul.

Todo para el asesino

Todo para el asesino

Author: Erica Spindler Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2011

Ensalzada por la critica por su fina percepcion del oscuro mundo del terror psicologico, Erica Spindler desarrolla historias capaces de mantener a los lectores al borde del asiento hasta el ultimo momento. Cuando una amiga aparece brutalmente asesinada en su apartamento de Nueva Orleans, la ex detective de homicidios Stacy Killian tiene motivos para creer que su muerte est relacionada con Conejo Blanco, un juego de rol de culto, oscuro, violento y adictivo. Stacy, antiguo miembro del cuerpo de polica de Dallas, se ha visto expuesta en innumerables ocasiones al horror del crimen. Mudarse a Nueva Orleans fue un intento de llevar una vida normal. Pero el asesinato de su amiga vuelve a situarla en el papel del que huy Especialmente cuando conoce a Spencer Malone, el detective de homicidios encargado del caso. Convencida de que Malone, un polica novato y pagado de s mismo, no est a la altura de su misin, Stacy se propone atrapar por su cuenta al asesino. Sus pesquisas la conducen al crculo ntimo del brillante creador de Conejo Blanco, Leo Noble, un hombre cuyo pasado oculta oscuros secretos y cuya vida est envuelta en el mismo aire enigmtico e irreal que el juego de su invencin. A medida que se acumulan los cadveres y el juego avanza, Stacy y Spencer se ven forzados a trabajar codo con codo. Pronto se encuentran atrapados en el escalofriante y desquiciado universo de un juego en el que Leo Noble y cuantos lo rodean son sospechosos, crpticos mensajes anuncian quin ser la prxima vctima y nadie, absolutamente nadie, se encuentra a salvo. Porque Conejo Blanco es mucho ms que un juego. Es ms que la vida y que la muerte. Y cualquiera puede sucumbir antes de que la partida acabe y el asesino se lo lleve todo.

Watch Me Die

Watch Me Die

Author: Erica Spindler Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2011

In Spindler's thrilling new psychological drama, one woman's journey to recovery becomes her worst nightmare... Before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, stained-glass restoration artist Mira Gallier had it all: a thriving business doing work she loved and an idyllic marriage to the perfect man. But the devastating storm stole her beloved husband - his body swept away by floodwaters, never to be found.Now, after years of pain and turmoil, it looks as if Mira is finally on the verge of peace and emotional stability. But her life, like the magnificent windows blown to bits by Hurricane Katrina, is about to be shattered once again. And this time, it's not a killer storm she faces, but a psychopath who will stop at nothing until he possesses her, body and soul...First, church windows that she restored are vandalized, and the priest who looked over them brutally murdered. Spray-painted across the glass are the words: He Will Come to Judge the Living and the Dead. Then, New Orleans is rocked by a terrifying chain of murders that all seem to be linked to Mira. The police, led by homicide detective Spencer Malone, are following a string of clues left by the killer on each victim - and beginning to wonder if the murderer isn't Mira Gallier herself.As Mira begins to unravel under pressure from all sides - and fear for her life - it's unclear whom she can trust. And when a man from her past appears out of nowhere, sparking something long forgotten in her heart, he quickly becomes the police's new prime suspect. One by one, the people in Mira's life are targeted, until it's clear that the killer has been saving her for last . . . and that there's nowhere left to run.

Blood Vines

Blood Vines

Author: Erica Spindler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2010

'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner THE OUTSTANDING THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ERICA SPINDLER What have readers been saying about Blood Vines? 'If you want a superb thriller this is the one to buy.' Amazon reviewer, 5***** 'Ms Spindler is up there with the best.' Amazon reviewer, 5***** 'Fantastic characters and a twisty turny storyline!' Amazon reviewer, 5***** Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose, Erica Spindler is master of classic crime fiction and the twist you won't see coming. Alex Owens knows very little about her childhood or who she really is - her only family an absent, emotionally fragile mother. Alex has always felt something was missing and has spent most of her life searching for what that could be. When an infant's remains are unearthed, Alex realises she has a connection to the case. Suddenly long-lost memories start flooding in, leading her back to a small town in California and to dark and terrifying nightmares that haunt her every waking moment. Greeted with silence and suspicion, Alex is determined to get to the heart of a secret no one wants to see uncovered. As violent deaths and a series of pagan rituals terrify the tightly-knit community, Alex is forced to confront the terrible truth about a single night that changed her family's lives for ever... Praise for Erica Spindler: 'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner 'Neat, taut and written with panache that forces you to turn each page.' Daily Mail 'I can put Spindler on my growing list of favourite crime-fiction authors.' Evening Standard 'Has enough twists to keep you riveted right to the final page.' Image

Blood Vines

Blood Vines

Author: Erica Spindler Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2010

In this bare-knuckled adrenaline ride from New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler, Alex Clarkson's worst nightmares are about to come true...A sinister, hooded figure...When Alexandra Clarkson starts having terrifying visions filled with blood and ceremonial images, she tries to find a rational explanation - maybe her mind is playing tricks on her, resurrecting creepy tableaux from her research on religious ceremonies and sects. But when Alex's mother, Patsy, commits suicide without leaving behind any information, Alex is left wondering: could she be haunted by something from the childhood she doesn't remember?Naked, writhing bodies...Detective Daniel Reed was the last person to speak to Patsy. What he reveals to Alex is shocking. Twenty-five years earlier, Patsy was married to Harlan Sommer, one of Sonoma County's most prominent vintners, when their infant son disappeared without a trace. The loss destroyed the Sommers' marriage, causing Patsy to leave and take Alex with her.A dead child...Called on to investigate the identity of a baby's remains unearthed in a Sonoma vineyard, Reed had picked up a trail that led him to Patsy in San Francisco. Now Reed and Alex both wonder if the cold bones could be her baby brother Dylan, and Alex decides to accompany Reed back to Sonoma for the investigation. No sooner does she arrive, however, than she is drawn deep into the search for a twisted killer...

Breakneck

Breakneck

Author: Erica Spindler Format: eBook Release Date: 20/01/2009

Breakneck marks the return of Detectives Mary Catherine (MC) Riggio and Kitt Lundgren, partners in the police department's Violent Crimes Bureau in industrial, blue-collar Rockford, Illinois. The two detectives are faced with tracking down a monster unlike any they have encountered before. The clean, seemingly emotionless kills leave MC and Kitt little but the growing string of victims to follow--all young adults, clean cut, kid-next-door types who've never taken a step outside the law. And this time around, it's personal for MC: The first victim is her cousin Tommy Mariano, oldest son of her favorite aunt. As MC and Kitt hunt a faceless killer, they are led deep into the cyberuniverse, where no one is who they seem and you never know who's watching. At the heart of this fast-paced thriller is the relationship between the two headstrong women, their struggle to balance their dual roles, to learn to trust, and to walk the fine line between upholding the law--and taking it into their own hands as they race to find a murderer.

Last Known Victim

Last Known Victim

Author: Erica Spindler Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2007

August 2005.Amid death and destruction, hurricane-savaged New Orleans has a new dark force to fear.As the rescue efforts unfold, a grisly discovery is made at one of the massive refrigerator graveyards. One of these metal hulks contains six human hands - all female, all right hands. The press has dubbed the unknown perpetrator The Handyman. But with no way to trace the origin of this refrigerator, and with evidence lost to time and the elements, the case dead-ends.Captain Patti OShay is a straight-arrow, by-the-book cop who is assigned to the case. Her tough, unflinching character is fractured when her husband and fellow police captain is found murdered - surprised by looters taking advantage of the post-storm chaos.August 2007Patti, still grieving and disillusioned, gets a call from homicide: skeletal remains have been unearthed in City Park. The unknown victim - a female - is missing her right hand. But for Patti, this grave holds something even more shocking. Found beside the victims bones is her husbands police badge.Casting aside the very rule book by which she has lived her life, Patti is fearless - but so is the killer. As he stalks her she is forced to question all she believes in, to doubt the code she has lived bybecause she knows that if she doesnt find The Handyman first, she will become his last known victim.

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