Drumroll please… We are thrilled to announce the first acquisitions for the Killer Reads digital-first list! In order of publication:
MINDSIGHT, by Chris Curran
Publication date: 19th Feb 2015
Five years ago, Clare killed her family. She has no memory of the car accident, but there is no refuting the evidence of drugs in her system. She has accepted her guilt, and served her time. Now, released from prison, she tries to find out the full truth of what happened on that fateful night. Probing into the past, however, turns out to be dangerous exercise, threatening not only Clare’s sanity, but ultimately her life…
This is an utterly compelling, gut-wrenching story – beautifully told, and with shocking twists that leave you gasping for breath. Perfect for fans of The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty and Before We Met, by Lucie Whitehouse. Click here to find out more.
TUESDAY FALLING, by S. Williams
Publication date: 5th March 2015
Tuesday has suffered extreme cruelty at the hands of men, and now she is seeking vengeance. A force to be reckoned with, she lives beneath the streets of London in the hidden network of forgotten tunnels that honeycomb the city – and this is her preferred hunting ground.
When Tuesday is connected to a series of brutal attacks on gang members, DCI Loss takes on the investigation. A burned-out detective still suffering the devastating effects of the unsolved murder of his daughter three years earlier, the case starts to hit close to home. Because soon Loss will discover that Tuesday could hold the key to uncovering the truth about what happened to his daughter…
A refreshingly original and relentless thriller that will grip you by the throat and refuse to let go. Click here to find out more.
THE LAKE, by Sheena Lambert
Publication date: 19th March 2015
September 1975. After a dry, hot summer, a body is discovered in the receding waters of a manmade lake, and for Peggy Casey, 23-year-old landlady of The Angler’s Rest, nothing will ever be the same.
Detective Sergeant Frank Ryan is dispatched from Dublin, and his arrival casts an uneasy spotlight on the damaged history of the valley. Over the course of the weekend, Detective Ryan’s investigation will not only uncover the terrible truth behind the dead woman’s fate, but will also expose the Casey family’s deepest secrets. Secrets never meant to be revealed.
A brilliantly gripping murder mystery, with a compelling family drama at its heart. Perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves, Jane Casey and Elly Griffiths.
AN ACT OF MERCY, by J. J. Durham
Publication date: 2nd April 2015
London 1850. A city of contrasts. Of scientific marvels, poverty, disease and death. When Detective Sergeant Harry Pilgrim (one of London’s first police detectives) discovers the corpse of a woman in a Hackney cab, the case seems straightforward – until the only suspect is found murdered in his cell. Pilgrim is hindered in his investigation by his own dark past – a dead son and a missing wife – and also by the well-meaning interference of Charles Dickens, who is serialising Pilgrim’s adventures in his journal ‘Household Words’. The case turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse. But who is the cat and who the mouse?
A thrilling tale of murder and intrigue in Victorian London. Perfect for fans of Ripper Street and The Mangle Street Murders.
SOMEONE OUT THERE, by Catherine Hunt
Publication date: 14th May 2015
Laura Maxwell appears to have it all – perfect career, perfect husband, perfect life. But how well do you really know the people around you? All it takes is one tiny crack to shatter the whole façade.
A series of accidents causes Laura to believe that someone out there is deliberately targeting her, trying to harm her. The fear starts to pervade every part of her life, affecting her work and her marriage. Increasingly, she feels that no one believes her story, and she must face down her attacker alone.
A story of obsession, revenge and deceit, of a woman caught up in terrifying circumstances. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins, and Into the Darkest Corner, by Elizabeth Haynes.
ACOUSTIC SHADOWS, by Patrick Kendrick
Publication date: 11th June 2015
Erica Weisz, a new substitute teacher in the small town of Frosthaven, Florida has a dangerous secret. When two gunmen attack the school where she works, it becomes impossible to keep the truth buried. She is in the witness protection program and the man who is meant to be protecting her has sold her out. Wounded and running for her life she must learn to trust the only person who can help her, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Agent Justin Thiery. But Thiery has his own personal demons to overcome if he is to save Erica and find redemption for himself.
A thriller that will take you on a heart-pounding, pulse-racing rollercoaster ride. This will suit fans of Harlan Coben, Lee Child, and Michael Connelly.