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Nicole lebt mit ihrer kleinen Tochter in einem groen Haus. Ihre Ehe ist am Ende. Da scheint plotzlich jedem, der sie schlecht behandelt, etwas zuzustoen: Die Bremsschlauche am Auto ihres Mannes werden durchtrennt, ein Straenrauber wird erstochen aufgefunden, eine Kollegin kommt ums Leben. Und immer wieder meint Nicole, Paul fluchtig zu erblicken, ihre groe Liebe, der vor funfzehn Jahren spurlos verschwand ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Vor zwanzig Jahren wurde Carolines kleine Tochter Hayley entfuhrt und ermordet. An dem Tag, an dem Hayley funfundzwanzig Jahre alt geworden ware, beginnt eine Kette unerklarlicher, erschreckender Vorkommnisse, die Caroline fast an ihrem Verstand zweifeln lassen ...(Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Zehn Jahre ist es her, dass Rebekka Ryan in ihrer Heimatstadt gewesen ist, in der damals ihr kleiner Bruder entfuhrt und getotet wurde. Der Tater wurde nie gefasst. Aber die Vergangenheit kehrt mit aller Macht zuruck: Todd, der Sohn ihrer Kusine Molly, ist spurlos verschwunden, und Rebekka fahrt zum ersten Mal wieder nach Hause. Gibt es eine Verbindung zwischen damals und heute? Kann Rebekka dieses Mal das Kind retten? (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Drei Jahre sind vergangen, seit Dara Prince von einem Spaziergang am Fluss Crescent Creek nicht zuruckgekehrt ist. Ihr Vater klammert sich verzweifelt an die Hoffnung, dass sie noch lebt. Denn er erhalt immer wieder Postkarten - unterzeichnet mit dem Namen seiner Tochter. Nur ihre Halbschwester Christine bezweifelt, dass die Karten tatsachlich von Dara kommen und befurchtet das Schlimmste. Als der Crescent Creek nach heftigen Regenfallen uber die Ufer tritt, spult er die Leiche einer jungen Frau an Land. Ist es Dara? (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Deborah, ihr Mann Steve und die funfjahrigen Zwillinge sind eine richtige Bilderbuchfamilie - bis zu dem Tag nach der traditionellen Vorweihnachtsfeier in ihrem Hause, als Steve spurlos verschwindet. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Durchatmen, nachdenken - das ist das Einzige, was die junge Tierarztin Natalie mochte, als sie sich mit Liebeskummer in ihren idyllischen Heimatort am Eriesee aufmacht.Doch am Tag nach ihrer Ankunft wird dort eine ihrer alten Freundinnen ermordet aufgefunden. Und Natalie erhalt einen Anruf, in dem eine Unbekannte auch ihr den Tod ankundigt ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Sie lachelt, als ihr Liebhaber sie im Morgengrauen alleine lasst. Sie wei noch nicht, dass sie sich niemals wiedersehen werden. Und dass die Hande, die sie als nachstes beruhren, sie toten werden.Jah wird die Idylle in dem kleinen Ort Point Pleasant am malerischen Ohio River zerstort, als die Leiche von Julianna Brent gefunden wird. Sie war eine wunderschone Frau, der kein Mann widerstehen konnte. Wurde ihr das jetzt zum Verhangnis? Adrienne Reynolds, ihre Jugendfreundin, ahnt, dass in Point Pleasant noch einige Rechnungen offen sind ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Die erste Tote wird im Wald entdeckt - mitten in der farbenprachtigen Herbstlandschaft von West Virginia liegt der Leichnam eines brutal ermordeten jungen Madchens. Schon einmal hat Blaine Avery das boswillige Gerede von Leuten ertragen mussen, die ihr die Schuld am Tod ihres Ehemanns gaben. Jetzt gerat die junge Witwe erneut in Verdacht. Um ihre Unschuld zu beweisen und dem wahren Tater auf die Spur zu kommen, muss Blaine sich und ihre Tochter einer unwagbaren Gefahr aussetzen ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Nie wird Laurel jene Nacht vergessen konnen, als ein dummer Streich fur eines der Madchen todlich endete. Seither sind dreizehn Jahre vergangen. Und jetzt plotzlich scheint es sich jemand in den Kopf gesetzt zu haben, die uberlebenden Freundinnen von damals eine nach der anderen zu ermorden. Laurel konnte die nachste sein ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Ihre Eltern wurden ermordet. Der Killer sitzt lebenslanglich hinter Gittern. Der Fall ist abgeschlossen... Doch der Albtraum beginnt erst jetzt, als Teresa Farr's traumatisierte Schwester Celeste, die in jener Nacht schwer verwundet wurde, sich plotzlich wieder an die Geschehnisse von damals erinnert. Wurde der falsche Mann verurteilt? Teresa will um jeden Preis die Wahrheit herausfinden, auch wenn sie dabei alles, was ihr lieb und teuer ist, verlieren konnte.
Die Sommernacht war lau, als sie sich hinaus an den See stahl. Dort wurde er auf sie warten. Sie wurden sich umarmen. Dann wurde er sie kussen. Doch die Nacht verschluckt die junge Zoey, sie taucht nie wieder auf. Jahre spater kehrt Chyna Greer, Zoeys Freundin von damals, wieder an diesen Ort zuruck. Sie ahnt, dass der Morder von damals noch immer frei herumlauft. Sie ahnt nicht, dass er sehr lange auf sie gewartet hat...
Brynn Wilder must confront a dark and dangerous walk back into her traumatic past Eighteen years ago, twelve-year-old Brynn Wilder's life changed forever when her father and a teenage girl were severely injured in a brutal attack in the woods.Jonah Wilder died, but fifteen-year-old Tessa Cavanaugh survived to tell the world about her horrific ordeal, and Brynn's devoted father was soon identified as the infamous Genessa Point serial killer. Brynn and her family fled the town, and Brynn swore never to return.But the scars of the past won't heal, and when Brynn's tormented brother, Mark, goes back to Genessa Point only to suddenly disappear after telling a friend he has new information about his father's death, Brynn resolves to find him. She may not want to confront her traumatic past, but a series of creepy and menacing incidents show that someone is determined Brynn won't escape it. Can she find Mark and uncover the truth about their father's death?
Catherine Gray has returned to her hometown of Aurora Falls. Her first love James has recently divorced, and so they can finally build a life together. But then Catherine stumbles upon the murdered body of James first wife Renee, who has been missing for the past three years. Catherine starts to ask herself how well she really knows James. What secret destroyed his marriage - and who killed his wife? When a mysterious fire destroys the crime scene, Catherine starts looking for answers. But when the next victim is revealed, it becomes terrifyingly clear that an obsessed killer is on the loose, and Catherine is next in line . . .
Penny Conley is still recovering from the untimely death of her husband. But she and her five-year-old daughter, Willow, seem to be thriving in their West Virginia suburb. Penny works for esteemed archeologist Simon Van Etton, who is like family to her -- even Simon's great niece, Diana, has become one of Penny's closest friends. So when a distraught Penny calls Diana late one night, Diana is the one who comes running. But just as Diana arrives, the house explodes, leaving Penny in a coma. As Diana and Simon try to figure out what happened -- and why -- two shocking discoveries are made: First, investigators find a bomb in Penny's basement. Then, new facts about Penny's dark past come to light. Determined to find the truth about her friend, Diana keeps digging for clues. But someone is following her every move -- and is willing to kill to make sure that Penny's secrets stay dead and buried.
Marissa Gray's world was shattered when her best friend, Gretchen, was brutally murdered. Marissa tried to convince the authorities that Dillon Archer was the killer. But her eyewitness statement wasn't enough and Dillon disappeared. Now a successful journalist, Marissa has returned to her hometown of Aurora Falls, finally feeling the past is safe behind her. Until a terrifying hooded figure causes Marissa's car to swerve off a snow-slick road, nearly killing her. Once again, no one wants to believe Marissa's story. But then old friends of Gretchen's start turning up dead. As Marissa desperately races to uncover Aurora Falls's secret history, someone is two steps ahead, concealed in every taunting clue, and waiting to silence the last inconvenient witness forever.
Her parents were murdered. The killer confessed. The case was closed. But the nightmare is beginning again . . . Eight years ago Teresa Farr walked in on the savage murders of her father and stepmother. She barely managed to save herself and her eight-year-old stepsister, Celeste. But even after notorious serial killer Roscoe Lee Byrnes confessed, people still wondered if Teri was the guilty one. And with Celeste unable to remember that night, or to speak at all, those suspicions never went away. Now Byrnes has recanted his confession. And Celeste is starting to remember. When someone starts using a series of bizarre events to exact terrifying justice , Teri is desperate to uncover the truth, and quickly. But Teri has begun to realise that everyone she loves has secrets they would kill to keep buried. And an evil hitherto concealed is now reaching out to silence her and Celeste forever.
Chyna Greer was sixteen when her best friend, Zoey, disappeared: one evening Zoey snuck out to the lake to meet her secret crush, and was swallowed up forever into the warm summer night. Chyna has recently returned to her hometown to bury her mother, and is confronted with memories of Zoey at every turn. As Chyna delves into the town's past, she learns that two other teenagers also went missing. Soon Chyna's search for answers becomes a desperate race to uncover a chilling secret that strikes at the heart of everything she holds dear, and reveal the remorseless evil that has been hiding in plain sight.
Brooke Yeager's childhood ended the night she crept downstairs to find her mother lying in a pool of blood. Standing over Anne's shattered body, a gun aimed right at the terrified little girl, was Brooke's stepfather, Zachary Tavell. Luck saved Brooke that night, and in the years since, she's managed to build a good life in Charleston, West Virginia, secure in the knowledge that Zach is behind bars. Until the night another woman is murdered - a woman who looked just like Brooke- and the news reaches Brooke that Zach Tavell has escaped from prison. As the police search for Tavell, Brooke is shaken by a string of gruesome deaths and disturbing messages linked to her mother's murder. Everyone she has ever cared about is in danger. And soon it's clear that the nightmare that began fifteen years ago won't be over until Brooke comes face to face with a monstrous evil that's closer, and more cunning, than she ever imagined.
Three years have passed since Dara Prince disappeared from Winston, West Virginia, leaving behind a note saying she'd run away. Now a body has been found in the creek. A body, Christine Ireland suspects, that could very well belong to her adopted sister Dara. Deputy Sheriff Michael Winter certainly seems to think so. But if Dara's dead, who's been sending Ames Prince the letters he cherishes: always with a different postmark and always signed with his missing daughter's initial? When Dara's diary turns up unexpectedly, Christine is plunged into her lost sister's dark and mysterious world. Clearly, in the days before her disappearance, Dara was certain somebody was stalking her. As past melds hauntingly with present, people who knew Dara are meeting tragic fates. Now, someone is watching Christine's every move, perhaps just the way they once watched Dara, right before she died. If, indeed, she really did die.
A decade ago, teenaged clairvoyant Rebecca Ryan became notorious for helping the local police solve high-profile cases. Then came the shocking kidnapping that hit close to home; the first crime she couldn't solve. Haunted by guilt since the day her beloved brother was found murdered, Rebecca has finally made a fresh start in New Orleans. Then comes the all-too-familar vision: Mind-numbing terror. Shattering pain. The grim certainty that somewhere, a child has been kidnapped from his bed in the middle of the night. Back in quaint Sinclair, West Virginia, Rebecca intends to use her psychic gift to find her cousin's missing son before it's too late. But some people in town - and in the Ryan household itself - still resent her for what her second sight did. Some haven't forgiven her for what it couldn't do. And one vengeful soul is determined that Rebecca and her family will once again pay a deadly price.
Along the banks of the Ohio River, the small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, has been the home of quiet pleasures and safety for Adrienne Reynolds and her fourteen-year-old daughter Skye since the death of Adrienne's husband four years ago. But their sense of safety is shattered when Adrienne and Skye find the body of Adrienne's best friend, Julianna, in an abandoned hotel. La Belle Riviere has a long history of horrific events, but Julianna's murder is the most gruesome. Evidence indicates Julianna that had a secret lover whom she met regularly in the hotel, and who could have been with her in her final moments. The only person who knows this lover's identity is the hotel caretaker, Claude Duncan. But Claude is quickly silenced -drugged and burned to death in his small cottage on the grounds of La Belle the night after Julianna's death. One by one, people close to Adrienne are brutally murdered, and it looks as though she and Skye are the next targets of a fierce killer with a shocking secret.
They were once six teenage girls in Wheeling, West Virginia. Acting wild. Having good times. And getting into trouble. They called themselves the Six of Hearts. Then one night things went too far. One of them died. The rest swore to never tell what really happened. Now, thirteen years later, someone has decided to kill the remaining Six of hearts. The first to die is Angie, a successful New York City actress. And flower-shop owner Laurel Damron, still living in Wheeling, may be next. She has gotten a chilling message in the mail. She knows a killer is watching her. But who? Only by searching the past can she uncover a haunting truth...only by looking deep with herself can she uncover a lost memory...and only by suspecting everyone she knows, does she have one slim chance of staying alive...
Fifteen years ago, Nicole and Paul were deeply in love; she was a college student and he was a brilliant pianist. They were passionately happy, until one violent, terrifying night changed their lives forever. Now she's a different person, with a different life, but her past continues to haunt her. And though Paul was reported dead in a car crash, Nicole can't shake the feeling that the man she loved is still out there somewhere alive. Following the sudden death of her father, a series of mysterious murders shake Nicole's world, threatening her safety, as well as her sanity. And somehow, these horrific killings are tied to Nicole. She must find out why, and uncover the shadowy figure who stalks her before he makes his deadly claim.
Back home on the shores of Lake Erie for the first time in years, Natalie St. John plans to visit old friends, mend a broken heart, and take a break from her busy veterinarian practice. But her peace is shattered her first night back, when she discovers the murdered body of her friend, Tamara Peyton. Was it a random act of violence, or something personal? The answer becomes clear as Natalie is stalked by the voice of 'Tamara,' whose terrifying phone calls warn her that she too, is going to die. One by one, the people closest to Tamara are being savagely murdered. But neither Natalie nor Sheriff Nick Meredith recognizes the face of the devious killer who walks among them, hiding behind a well-crafted lie. Now, a murderer's deadly act of vengeance demands one more sacrifice - and Natalie has been chosen to pay the price.
Few locals believe Sinclair's wealthy golden boy Martin Avery actually took his own life, or that his beautiful young widow had nothing to do with his death. Well aware of the rumors behind her back, Blaine Avery is focused on managing her late husband's finances and raising her adolescent stepdaughter, until her serene woodland property yields a gruesome discovery. For the second time in six months, Sheriff Logan Quint has been called out to the Avery place, where another corpse has been found. This time, it belongs to a teenage girl who had everything to live for. But if Rosie Van Zandt didn't kill herself, who did? As the town reels from the deaths, Blaine regrets the day she ever came home. Only Logan is willing to accept her innocence, or her suspicions. For Blaine is desperate to clear her name, but someone intends to destroy it. Someone who calls her in the dead of night, taunting her with the childhood rhyme: Ring a ring o' roses, a pocket full of posies, a-tishoo!, a-tishoo!, we All Fall Down.
Deborah Robinson lived on a quiet street in a small town with her handsome husband and darling twins. It was the picture-perfect life, until the day Deborah's husband vanished without a trace. Before he disappeared, Steve had been on edge. When he told her he was distracted by work, Deborah was scared. She'd heard about the sadistic murders of several local women, and she couldn't shake the horrible feeling that the killings were somehow connected to Steve's disappearance. Torn apart by guilt, tormented by suspicion, Deborah begins to delve into the shadowy secrets of her husband's past. What she finds will chill her to the bone. Deborah no longer knows who or what her husband was. But she does know that someone is watching the Robinson house, someone who has ruthlessly killed before, and is only waiting for the perfect moment to strike again.
She knew he was back. But was it for love...or revenge?Fifteen years ago, Nicole and Paul were deeply in love-she was a college student and he was a brilliant pianist. They were passionately happy, until one violent, terrifying night changed their lives forever. Now she's a different person, with a different life, but her past continues to haunt her. And though Paul was reported dead in a car crash, Nicole can't shake the feeling that the man she loved is still out there somewhere alive. Following the sudden death of her father, a series of mysterious murders shake her world, threatening her safety, as well as her sanity. And somehow, these horrific killings are tied to Nicole-now she must find out why-and uncover the shadowy figure who stalks her before he makes his deadly claim...
They had been six teenage girls in Wheeling, West Virginia. Full of mischief. Acting wild. Having good times. And getting into trouble. They called themselves the Six of Hearts. Then one night things went to far. One of them died. The rest swore to never tell what really happened.Now, thirteen years later, someone has decided to kill the remaining Six of hearts. The first to die is Angie, a successful New York City actress. And flower-shop owner Laurel Damron, still living in Wheeling, may be next. She has gotten a chilling message in the mail. She knows a killer is watching her. But who? Only by searching the past can she uncover a haunting truth...only by looking deep with herself can she uncover a lost memory...and only by suspecting everyone she knows, does she have one slim chance of staying alive...
A decade ago, teenaged clairvoyant Rebecca Ryan gained notoriety helping the local police solve high-profile cases. Then came the shocking kidnapping that hit close to home; the first crime she couldn't solve.Haunted by guilt since the shattering day her beloved kid brother was found murdered, Rebecca has finally made a fresh start in New Orleans. Then comes the all-too-familar vision: Mind-numbing terror. Shattering pain. The grim certainty that somewhere, a child has been kidnapped from his bed in the middle of the night. A child who shares Rebecca's last name--and perhaps, her brother's grim fate.Back in quaint Sinclair, West Virginia, Rebecca intends to use her psychic gift to find her cousin's missing son before it's too late. But some people in town--and in the Ryan household itself--still resent her for what her second sight did. Some haven't forgiven her for what it couldn't do. And one vengeful soul is determined that Rebecca and her family will once again pay a deadly ransom...