Detective Manny Alvarez knows the body of a murdered Florida student is only the beginning - his investigation soon reveals a terrifying trend in nightclub abductions. Hotshot Assistant State Attorney Daria DeBianchi works the case, too, hoping it will be the one that makes her career. It will - but for all the wrong reasons. Their only lead, notorious serial killer William Bantling, claims they are looking for more than one murderer. However, in exchange for the truth, he wants off death row.
"Mediocre story with a really bad narrator!"
Julia Valenciano is a young, ambitious Miami prosecutor. Assigned to a hectic trial division with an ornery judge, just getting through the day can be a challenge. When Julia is asked to second chair a case that could very well make or break her career, she doesn't hesitate to jump on board. The defendant: a successful Miami surgeon. The victims: his own wife and small children. The plea: Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity.
"Wow a Cop on a Harley!"
The state suspects David Marquette's insanity defence is being fabricated to disguise murders that were cold blooded and calculated. Worse, it believes Marquette may be a suspect in a string of unsolved homicides. The trial will take young prosecutor Julia Valenciano on a personal journey back to a past she has struggled to forget. And it will bring her face to face with a future that is too frightening to face.
She could have stopped an awful crime. She could have saved a life. She tried to forget about it. But now the truth is out. The terrifying new psychological thriller from the best-selling author of Retribution and Pretty Little Things. Faith Saunders is the perfect wife, mother, and community champion - loved and admired by all who know her. One night will change everything. As she drives home in the pouring rain, a dishevelled young woman appears out of nowhere, pleading for help.
The body of a young woman who went missing from a Florida nightclub is found in a dumpster. A horrifying scene, but nothing compared to what she had to endure before her murder. She was drugged and tortured – all broadcast live for the twisted pleasure of a snuff club. Detective Manny Alvarez works the homicide alongside young hotshot Assistant State Attorney Daria DeBianchi.
Ever heard of Jilliane Hoffman? She’s an ex-prosecutor originally from New York who spent eight years in Florida putting rapists, drug dealers, and paedophiles behind bars or on death row. Jilliane Hoffman became a full-time author when her first book Retribution, was published in 2005 and now four books on her new novel, The Cutting Room is a terrifying account of specific events that, whilst she claims are fictitious for the purposes of the book, could be happening with the aid of a global phenomenon we use on a daily basis: the Internet.
One rainy night in New York City, law student Chloe Larson is savagely violated in her own bedroom. It is a nightmare crime for which no one is brought to justice. Twelve years later, she is working in the Miami Dade State Attorney's Office while a vicious serial killer, nicknamed Cupid, terrorizes Florida. When the police capture the man they think is responsible, it is Chloe's task to prosecute the suspect. But she soon realizes that this case will be far from easy.
"Would've preferred unabridged version."
Faith Sounders' Leben ist perfekt. Als liebenswerte Ehefrau und Mutter lebt sie den Traum einer Bilderbuchfamilie in Südflorida - bis sie zusammen mit ihrer vierjährigen Tochter Zeugin einer Entführung wird. Und dabei einen entscheidenden Fehler macht. Sie tut... nichts. Auch als der Vorfall an die Öffentlichkeit gerät, schweigt Faith weiterhin - ganz im Gegensatz zu ihrer Tochter. Die schafft es, den Täter zu identifizieren, und wird zur Heldin, ihre Mutter zur feigen Außenseiterin.
Verstört und mit Schnittwunden am ganzen Körper taumelt Mallory Knight in eine Biker-Bar in Süd-Florida. Zwei Tage lang war die 17-jährige Schülerin spurlos verschwunden. Mallory behauptet, dem "Hammermann" entkommen zu sein, einem Serienkiller, der bereits ein Dutzend Teenagermädchen entführt und mit seinen schrecklichen Werkzeugen zu Tode gequält hat. Aber als Special Agent Bobby Dees sie befragt, verstrickt sich Mallory in Widersprüchen.
"PS: Freue mich auf morgen", lautete die letzte Mail von El Capitan an Lainey. Seitdem ist die Dreizehnjährige nicht mehr nach Hause gekommen...
"No risk, no fun", denkt Gabby und ignoriert die innere Stimme, die sie davor warnt, den gutaussehenden Reid in seine Kellerwohnung zu begleiten...