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Hilary Bonner - Author

About the Author

Hilary Bonner is the former showbusiness editor of the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mirror. She now lives in Somerset where she continues to work as a freelance journalist covering film, television and theatre. Hilary was the Chair of the Crime Writers' Association in 2003.

Featured books by Hilary Bonner

Friends to Die For

Friends to Die For

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Friends: can you really trust them? The next thrilling novel from Hilary Bonner. A group of friends living in London's Covent Garden are subjected to the whims of a dangerous prankster. At first, whilst disturbing, the tricks are funny. But as they continue they become more serious and violent, until finally someone lies dead. As the remaining friends struggle to manage their grief and identify the culprit, suspicion soon falls close to home and secrets furtively kept hidden are brought to light. Alliances are formed, and the once-cosy group begins to turn on each other. Could one of them really be capable of murder?

The Cruellest Game

The Cruellest Game

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

THE LIE WAS JUST THE BEGINNING ...Marion Anderson lives the perfect life. She has a beautiful home, a handsome and loving husband, and an intelligent and caring son. But as easily as perfect lives are built, they can also be demolished. When tragedy strikes at the heart of her family, Marion finds herself in the middle of a nightmare, with no sign of waking-up. The life she treasured is disintegrating before her very eyes, but it's just the beginning of something much worse and altogether more deadly...

Other books by Hilary Bonner

Deadly Dance

Deadly Dance

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2018

Deadly Dance

Deadly Dance

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2018

Deadly Dance A psychological thriller

Deadly Dance A psychological thriller

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2017

Death Comes First

Death Comes First

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2015

If you can't trust your family, where do you turn . . . Joyce Mildmay's life is torn apart when her husband Charlie is killed in a tragic yachting accident. Though financially secure, Joyce is left to raise their three children by herself within Tarrant Park, a secluded gated development set in the rural countryside outside of Bristol. Six months later a mysterious letter arrives on her doorstep which turns her shattered world upside down. The letter is from Charlie, delivered belatedly in the event of his death, and contains a sinister warning that Joyce's father, Henry Tanner, and the family business is not as it seems. For their children to be safe, her husband pleas, she must leave their home and never look back. Confused and alarmed by this message from beyond the grave, Joyce decides instead to stay and unearth the truth. But what she learns reveals a trail of intrigue and deception that stretches back through the years. It seems that death is just the beginning. . .

Friends to Die For

Friends to Die For

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Friends: can you really trust them? The next thrilling novel from Hilary Bonner. A group of friends living in London's Covent Garden are subjected to the whims of a dangerous prankster. At first, whilst disturbing, the tricks are funny. But as they continue they become more serious and violent, until finally someone lies dead. As the remaining friends struggle to manage their grief and identify the culprit, suspicion soon falls close to home and secrets furtively kept hidden are brought to light. Alliances are formed, and the once-cosy group begins to turn on each other. Could one of them really be capable of murder?

Moment of Madness

Moment of Madness

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2006

For journalist John Kelly, the violent death of local celebrity and rock superstar Scott Silver promises to be the best story he's seen since his days on Fleet Street. With a little work he may even turn it into the second chance he's been looking for all these years. DCI Karen Meadows isn't so sure her old friend Kelly is seeing clearly. The prime suspect lies dead next to Silver, and his alluring widow, Angel, claims she killed the intruder in self-defense. Wherever the truth lies, Karen knows the hordes of tabloid press, not to mention her own bosses, have their own distinct agenda. Kelly can't let the story lie and, digging deeper, he unveils an intense and complex tale of intrigue and deception. For him, it all centers on Angel Silver, the volatile but stunningly attractive woman who is prepared to confide only in him. But as Kelly falls deeper and deeper under her hypnotic spell, the question soon becomes just what price she'll demand for the exclusive access she has granted the reporter. And will Kelly be able to resist Angel's relentless seduction, both personal and professional, and get a handle on his priorities before further violent events unfold?

When the Dead Cry Out

When the Dead Cry Out

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2005

From a former Fleet Street journalist and an accomplished British suspense writer comes a complex puzzle wrapped in a plot that could almost be ripped from contemporary U.S. headlines. Imagine what would happen if a vanished woman's body lay underwater for almost three decades, the police unable to charge her guilty-as-sin husband until her remains are finally discovered by pure chance...27 years ago, Clara Marshall and her two young children vanished without a trace. In the face of intense scrutiny, her estranged husband claimed she was having an affair and had left him, taking the children and destroying the family forever. Though police and the community remain suspicious, no evidence ever surfaces to prove he's lying, and his wife and children are never found-alive or dead. Until now, that is-when some unidentified skeletal remains are discovered wrapped in a tarp on the bottom of the ocean, reporter John Kelly and Detective Inspector Karen Meadows, each intimately connected to the events of so long ago, suspect that the final resting place of Clara Marshall has finally been found. But many questions are left to be answered-just what happened to the children?-and the decades-old evidence trail is growing colder by the minute.Overflowing with page-turning suspense and an engrossing plot inspired by a terrifying true story, When the Dead Cry Out is the triumphant American debut of talented crime writer Hilary Bonner.

A Moment Of Madness

A Moment Of Madness

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2003

Will the secrets of a dark night ever be revealed? When rock idol Scott Silver is found murdered, the prime suspect lies dead next to him. For Silver's killer broke into his mansion home on the South Devon coast and it appears that the rock star's mesmerising widow Angel killed the intruder in self defence. However, gradually an intense and complex tale of intrigue and deception evolves. Local paper journalist John Kelly, a man with a past which still haunts him, begins to investigate. Soon he finds himself falling under the spell of the beautiful but dangerous Angel. Kelly becomes embroiled in a sexual obsession so overwhelming that it threatens to destroy him. Yet he continues to seek the truth about the night two men died a brutal death...

A Kind Of Wild Justice

A Kind Of Wild Justice

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2001

A chance DNA test proves without doubt what DS Mike Fielding has always known - that the man tried for the barbaric murder of local Devon girl Angela Philips twenty years before, the man who walked free, was the Beast of Dartmoor. It is a bitter victory. Because the law of double jeopardy means James O'Donnell can't be tried again. He is still a free man. For Joanna Bartlett, the once brilliant but now jaded crime correspondent who covered the case two decades before, the findings stir memories she's tried to forget. Not only of the terrible murder she can't bear to remember - but of Fielding, the maverick detective who shared her obsession with the tragedy. There has been a shocking miscarriage of justice - one that will now torment those who have suffered since the murder. Fielding, his career irrevocably damaged by the case, is determined to see justice done. And Joanna and the media are his means. But will the killer ever be punished?

A Deep Deceit

A Deep Deceit

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2001

'A very classy crime yarn' Manchester Evening NewsAlthough to all appearances Suzanne and Carl Peters live an idyllic life in pretty St Ives, beneath the veneer of domestic bliss lurks a dark secret which threatens to destroy everything they hold dear. For the last seven years they have lived a lie, lived in fear that the violence of the past will catch up with them, and now it seems that their worst nightmares are coming true.Suzanne was a damaged child, and she has grown into a damaged woman. For seven years Carl has protected her from her terrors, sheltered her from the world for which she seems ill-equipped, but when a series of poison pen letters disturb long-buried ghosts, Suzanne and Carl's carefully guarded world explodes with shocking consequences.Engrossing, chilling and utterly compelling, A Deep Deceit is a tour de force of sexual intrigue and obsessive love with a startling sting in its tail.

For Death Comes Softly

For Death Comes Softly

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/1999

The fourth and most compelling novel from one of the most exciting new crime writers to emerge in recent years, Fanatical love, dangerous obsession and a terrible deadly secret. . . . Detective Chief Inspector Rose Piper flees to a remote island off the North Devon coast for a much-needed break, her marriage over. Unexplained events on the island put Rose's life in danger - but throw her into the path of Robin Davey, charismatic owner of the island. When further tragedy pushes Robin and Rose together, Rose succumbs to an obsessive love affair. But she begins to fear that her preoccupation with her personal life is affecting the case she is working on. And what are the sinister secrets about the island and about the man she is involved with?

A Passion So Deadly

A Passion So Deadly

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/1998

A Fancy To Kill For

A Fancy To Kill For

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/1997

Actor Richard Corrington is a rich, handsome and a household name -but is he sane? Journalist Joyce Carter is murdered in her Devon cottage, a few miles from Richard's country home and forensics implicate Richard in the killing. Also among the suspects are Joyce's jealous, druggy toyboy lover and Richard's own wife, the beautiful, icy Amanda, who suspects her husband of having an affair with Joyce. Devon policeman Todd Mallett believes that Joyce's murder is part of something much more sinister and complex than a crime passionel. There have been other deaths - the senseless killing of a young woman on a glorious Cornish beach, another in a grim London subway. . . And somewhere on the Exmoor hills a hawk hovers, mercilessly stalking its prey, ready to kill again. . . .

The Cruelty Of Morning

The Cruelty Of Morning

Author: Hilary Bonner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/1995

In 1967 young Jennifer Stone discovers the corpse of an unidentified young woman in the sea. The next day a local girl disappears; she never reappears and the murder remains unsolved. Twenty years later Jennifer, now a successful newspaper reporter, has to uncover the secrets of the murders.