Happy Publication Day to Jack Higgins and Catherine Hunt!

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It’s publication Thursday here at Killer Reads HQ. We’re celebrating the publication of two very different but equally fabulous books out today.

094300-FC50The legendary Jack Higgins is at it again with his latest installment of his bestselling Sean Dillon series. Whether you are a longtime fan or looking for a longstanding series to dive into, Rain on the Dead brings us a mesmerizing new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge.

It begins with the attempted assassination of the ex-President of the United States.

Only the presence of Sean Dillon and the fellow members of the ‘Prime Minister’s Private Army’ prevents it becoming a bloodbath. Soon they are on the trail of the perpetrators, confident they will catch them.

What Dillon and his team don’t realize is that they have just sprung a trap that will lead them to almost certain death.

There is a new Master pulling the strings for al Qaeda in London, and this time he’s going to make sure the hated enemy is destroyed once and for all.

A storm is coming for Sean Dillon…

In addition to Rain on the Dead coming out in hardback in the UK, new paperbacks of Sean Dillon’s previous missions are now out today as well. The third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh books in the series have striking new covers–perhaps something to consider for those looking to get their Father’s Day shopping in early!

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The second title out today is Catherine Hunt’s highly anticipated debut thriller Someone Out There. The Goodreads giveaway alone has seen over 850 entries. Someone Out There tells a story of obsession, revenge and deceit of a woman caught up in terrifying circumstances. If you loved The Girl on the Train and C.L. Taylor’s The Lie, this book will be right up your alley.

107048-FC50Laura 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.

We’ve been fortunate enough to receive some fantastic guest blog posts from the author herself over the past couple of weeks. Be sure to catch our Q&A with Catherine Hunt as well as which two incidents sparked the idea for Someone Out There.

You can read the first chapter of the harrowing thriller here on the author’s website. If you’re ready for chapters two and three, read on below!

And for the latest from Catherine Hunt, you can follow her on Twitter @CHWrites, Like her on Facebook, and visit her website catherinehunt.com.

Happy Publication Day to Paul Finch & Sheena Lambert!

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Heck needs to watch his back. Because someone’s watching him…

Across the south of England, a series of bizarre but fatal accidents are taking place. So when a local businessman survives a near-drowning but is found burnt alive in his car just weeks later, DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg is brought in to investigate.

Soon it appears that other recent deaths might be linked: two thieves that were bitten to death by poisonous spiders, and a driver impaled through the chest with scaffolding.

Accidents do happen but as the body count rises it’s clear that something far more sinister is at play, and it’s coming for Heck too…

The new Paul Finch thriller releases today! Available in paperback and eBook. For the lastest from the author, follow him on Twitter @paulfinchauthor.

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September 1975.

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, and on the difficult relationships that bind Peggy and her three older siblings.

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.

Critical Praise

‘THE LAKE is beautifully written and offers a fascinating insight into a little-known part of Irish history. Full of suspense, atmosphere and memorable characters, I look forward to reading more from this talented writer.’– Hazel Gaynor, author of New York Times bestseller, The Girl Who Came Home

‘Beguiling … a gentle mystery … Sheena Lambert writes beautifully’ For Winter Nights blog —

 Sheena Lambert’s THE LAKE is now available in paperback. You can also download the eBook. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Happy Publication Day to Dolores Redondo, Lauren Beukes, and C.L. Taylor!

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We are very happy to announce we have not one, not two, but THREE book publications to celebrate today!

First time it’s been published in the UK, this Spanish bestseller has taken Europe by storm. Myth versus reality, masterful storytelling reveals a killer at large in a remote Basque Country valley.

BROKEN MONSTERS by Lauren Beukes
The paperback to the book Los Angeles Times called ‘Captivating … defies the standard tropes of the serial killer genre.’ From the author that brought you SHINING GIRLS–In the city that’s become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality.

THE LIE by Cally Taylor (Avon Books UK)
We’ve had lots of exclusive content from THE LIE running this week on Killer Reads. In case you missed it–
Read the extract: http://t.co/Ngbr8d8Npb
Q&A with the author: http://ow.ly/LTVKm
A Day in the Life: ow.ly/LGviC

Let us know if you’ve read any of these or if you’re adding any to your TO-READ list!