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A tense psychological thriller that keeps you turning the pages. This is the story of a group of friends who, between them, hold the answers to what happened one night when five of them went into a room and only four came out alive. Told in the first person, the narrative is split between the friends, and we are drawn into their dilemmas. All appear to be hiding something. The main character is Lisa Ashton who is suffering from amnesia while recovering from a kidney transplant. After discovering that one of the friends is the donor, she tries to find out what did happen during the gaps in her memory. What are her friends not telling her, and why? I love the structure of this novel as we gradually move through the hours and days following the inciting incident, finding out snippets of information that lead us to conclusions that then challenge the sleuths in each of us. The characters are well-drawn. We empathise with them all, experience their guilt, and their fears. Often, in this well-drawn thriller, we have cause us to doubt what we hear from each of the friends, until we suspect everybody. I would certainly read more from this author. 5 star rating. Lynne Johnson, A LoveReading Ambassador
A serial killer murdering for kicks. A detective seeking revenge. When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong. But Detective Kay Hunter isn't convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession. When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay's worst fears are realised. With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay's hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life. For the killer, the game has only just begun... Scared to Death is a gripping fast paced crime thriller from author Rachel Amphlett, in a new series introducing Kay Hunter - a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future... Praise for Scared to Death: Thrilling start to a new series. SCARED TO DEATH is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller ~ Robert Bryndza, USA Today bestselling author of THE GIRL IN THE ICE
An action-packed thriller that barrels along at an astonishing pace, and one that will keep you guessing until the very end! Goodreads If they move you, they will kill you. When Kate Foster secures a lucrative new job, her boss insists that she undertake a pre-deployment security and hostage survival course - a course that's not meant to be easy, and one that Kate almost fails, to the consternation of her instructor. Six months later, Kate is working in Istanbul when a simple day's task goes horribly wrong. Kidnapped and held hostage by a group of violent criminals, Kate must recall the lessons she learned during her security training in order to stay alive while she hopes for rescue. For Finn Scott, the man who trained her, it's his worst nightmare. Haunted by memories of a failed hostage rescue, he is thrust into a situation beyond his control. Now, against a sinister adversary whose ambitions will tear apart Eastern Europe, Finn must face the demons from his past to secure Kate's future before the kidnappers' deadline expires...
While attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery. The victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown. When more body parts start turning up in the Kentish countryside, Kay realises the disturbing truth - a serial killer is at large and must be stopped at all costs. With no motive for the murders and a killer who has gone undetected until now, Kay and her team of detectives must work fast to calm a terrified local population and a scornful media. When a third victim is found, her investigation grows even more complicated. As she begins to expose a dark underbelly to the county town, Kay and her team are pulled into a web of jealousy and intrigue that, if left unchecked, will soon claim another life.
Mother. Widow. Spy. Eva Delacourt has been in hiding for three years after her fiance was assassinated in cold blood outside the British embassy in Prague. She thought she was safe. But someone in the mysterious Section has betrayed her, and now she's on the run for her life, sworn to protect the six year old boy she adores. Her enemies are closing in, and the odds are not in Eva's favour. For Eva, the nightmare is just beginning... The English Assassins series is a new concept by crime fiction author, Rachel Amphlett. Combining fast-paced thrilling reads with episodic delivery in the vein of TV shows 24, Alias, and Spooks, series one is a must-read for fans of Robert Ludlum, Vince Flynn, and James Patterson. Episode 1 - Assassins Hunted Episode 2 - Assassins Vengeance Episode 3 - Assassins Retribution
Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country's most evil serial killers. Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn't the only victim of that investigation. DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil. Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser. But, as she gets closer to the truth, she realises her enquiries could do more harm than good. Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay's enquiries will reach far beyond her new role...
Dan Taylor survives two attempts on his life, and discovers the rest of his team missing. Now a terrorist group has stolen a radioactive isotope from a top secret government project. With the Prime Minister determined to re-negotiate the country's place in the European Union, and deals being struck behind closed doors, Dan stumbles across a plot that will shake the country to its core. Can Dan stay on the run long enough to prevent a nuclear disaster on British soil? If his mission fails, his enemies will overthrow the British government, and Dan will be a wanted man. If he wants to succeed, he'll have to sacrifice everything. Three Lives Down is the third book in an action-packed adventure thriller series that fans of Vince Flynn, Robert Ludlum and the Lee Child Jack Reacher series are calling a blast! The Dan Taylor spy novel series: White Gold Under Fire Three Lives Down Behind the Wire
Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead. Detective Kay Hunter and her colleagues are shocked by the vicious murder of a teenage girl at a private party in the Kentish countryside. A tangled web of dark secrets is exposed as twisted motives point to a history of greed and corruption within the tight-knit community. Confronted by a growing number of suspects and her own enemies who are waging a vendetta against her, Kay makes a shocking discovery that will make her question her trust in everyone she knows.
Reputation is everything. When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as 'Suicide Mile', it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder. As the investigation evolves and a pattern of murders is uncovered, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter realises the railway's recent reputation may be the work of a brutal serial killer. With a backlog of cold cases to investigate and attempting to uncover who is behind a professional vendetta against her, Kay must keep one step ahead of both the killer and her own adversaries. When a second murder takes place within a week of the first, she realises the killer's timetable has changed, and she's running out of time to stop him... Will to Live is the second book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter - a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future.
Nina O'Brien's life changes forever when a stranger appears at the door to her father's truck stop, bloodied and incoherent. As night falls and a ferocious storm descends on the tiny Californian community, the small group of people sheltering with Nina steel themselves to face the onslaught, only to be confronted by a ruthless killer. With nowhere to run, and no means to raise the alarm, Nina must decide who to trust if she is to survive the night.
When a road traffic accident on a dark autumn night uncovers a disturbing conspiracy, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter's investigation exposes a ruthless serial killer exploiting vulnerable young women. With her enemies unmasked and her career spiralling out of control, Kay's determination to seek vengeance for the victims brings her dangerously close to those who want to silence her. Undeterred, she uncovers the real reason behind a plot to destroy her career and sets in motion a terrifying chain of events. Could Kay's need for revenge be her undoing, or will she survive to see justice served?
A haunted man. A murdered friend. A deadly enemy. Dan Taylor's career as a bomb disposal expert in the British Army ended when an IED killed three of his team and left him scarred for life. Years later, and on the brink of self-destruction, Dan struggles to cope with the nightmares that haunt him. Until the day an estranged friend leaves a voicemail message, moments before he is assassinated in cold blood. Plunged into a global conspiracy, Dan must unravel the research notes Peter Edgewater left behind and locate an explosive device being smuggled towards London by a secretive organisation hell-bent on protecting its assets - and time is running out. White Gold is the first book in an action-packed adventure thriller series that fans of Vince Flynn, Robert Ludlum and the Lee Child Jack Reacher series are calling a blast! The Dan Taylor spy novel series: The Legacy Device (A Dan Taylor short story) White Gold Under Fire Three Lives Down Behind the Wire What reviewers are saying about the Dan Taylor spy novel series: 'There have been many thrillers coming out in the market today and, from time to time, we find one that completely catches our attention. White Gold is certainly one of them!' Readers Favourites 'A gripping story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Get the audio book version it's awesome. I can't recommend it enough' Goodreads 'From the explosive opening, to the thrilling ending it had me hooked. It's a fascinating fast moving story.' Goodreads
How far would you go to protect a secret? How far would you go to expose a lie? Will Fletcher seems to have it all - perfect job, perfect life. Then in one act of extreme violence, his world turns upside down. A bungled assassination attempt on a London street uncovers a disturbing conspiracy fuelled by organised crime and political ambition. Now, Will finds himself on the run, pursued by a dangerous enemy who will stop at nothing to protect his employer's past. With the killer closing in on him, Will is running out of time to deliver his own version of vigilante justice and expose the corruption. As the web of lies and deceit unravels, Will knows the answer's out there. All he has to do is look closer. Everyone has secrets. Everyone lies. A thrill ride from start to finish... full of many unexpected twists that will keep you guessing to the very end ~ San Francisco Book Review
An explosion rocks a Qatari natural gas facility... a luxury cruise liner capsizes in the Mediterranean... and someone has stolen a submarine... Dan Taylor doesn't believe in coincidences - but can he convince his superiors they are next in the terrorists' line of fire? As Britain enters its worst winter on record, Dan and his team fight to ensure the country's energy resources are protected. At all costs. In an action-packed adventure from the Middle East through the Mediterranean to London, Dan and his team are on a quest which will test every choice he makes. Assisted by the enigmatic Antonia Almasi, Dan realises he faces an adversary far greater than he ever imagined. And not everyone is going to survive. Under Fire is the second book in an action-packed adventure thriller series that fans of Vince Flynn, Robert Ludlum and the Lee Child Jack Reacher series are calling a blast! The Dan Taylor spy novel series: The Legacy Device (A Dan Taylor short story) White Gold Under Fire Three Lives Down Behind the Wire What reviewers are saying about the Dan Taylor spy novel series: 'There have been many thrillers coming out in the market today and, from time to time, we find one that completely catches our attention. White Gold is certainly one of them!' Readers Favourites 'A gripping story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Get the audio book version it's awesome. I can't recommend it enough' Goodreads 'From the explosive opening, to the thrilling ending it had me hooked. It's a fascinating fast moving story.' Goodreads
If I'm alive, then someone else has died. Lisa Ashton is given a last-minute reprieve from death two weeks before her birthday. When she regains consciousness, she is horrified to learn one of her friends has been killed - and saved her life. As she pieces together the events leading up to her life-saving transplant, she uncovers a trail of carefully guarded reputations, disturbing rumours, and lies. Soon, Lisa begins to wonder if one of her friends is hiding a terrible secret. Because there were five of them in the escape room that day, and only four got out alive. And someone is determined to cover their tracks before she can get to the truth. Can Lisa find out who the killer is before someone else dies?
Dan Taylor is trying to keep a low profile when an old friend contacts the Energy Protection Group seeking his help. The man's daughter is alone in North Africa, and her life is in grave danger. Thrust back into active duty, Dan realises that getting Anna to safety is only half his problem. The forensic accountant holds the key to preventing Western Sahara from descending into chaos, and exposing the puppet masters behind an imminent coup d'etat. With a group of militants in pursuit and willing to do anything to stop him, Dan must draw on old survival skills and luck to make his way across the desert landscape and ensure Anna and the evidence she has in her possession reach safety. Behind the wire lies a secret - a secret that people will kill to protect. Behind the Wire is the fourth book in an action-packed adventure thriller series that fans of Vince Flynn, Robert Ludlum and the Lee Child Jack Reacher series are calling a blast! The Dan Taylor spy novel series: White Gold Under Fire Three Lives Down Behind the Wire
When a faceless body is found floating in the river on a summer's morning, Detective Kay Hunter and her team are tasked with finding out the man's identity - and where he came from. The investigation takes a sinister turn when an abandoned boat is found, covered in blood stains and containing a child's belongings. Under mounting pressure from a distraught family and an unforgiving media, the police are in a race against time - but they have no leads, and no motive for the events that have taken place. Will Kay be able to find a ruthless killer and a missing child before it's too late?