He's a serial killer. A murderer of young women, all killed in brutal attacks. But despite Hamish Wolfe's conviction, he's always stuck to his story - he's innocent, and he's been wrongly imprisoned. And now he wants someone to investigate and, more importantly, to write his story. Maggie Rose is a notorious defense attorney and writer whose specialty is getting convictions overturned. At first Maggie is reluctant to even acknowledge Hamish's requests to meet, ignoring his letters. But this is a very charismatic and persuasive man, good looking and intelligent.
Former detective Lacey Flint quit the force for a safer, quieter life. Or that’s what she thought. Now living alone on her houseboat, she is trying to get over the man she loves, undercover detective Mark Joesbury. But Mark is missing in action and impossible to forget. And danger won’t leave Lacey alone. When she finds a body floating in the river near her home, wrapped in burial cloths, she can’t resist asking questions. Who is this woman, and why was she hidden in the fast-flowing depths? And who has been delivering unwanted gifts to Lacey?
"Be Careful What You Ask For--"
Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running to where she feels safe - but it could be the most dangerous place of all....
Moving to remote Shetland has been unsettling enough for consultant surgeon Tora Hamilton; even before the gruesome discovery she makes one rain-drenched afternoon...Deep in the peat soil of her field she is shocked to find the perfectly preserved body of a young woman, a gaping hole where her heart has been brutally removed and three rune marks etched into her skin.
"Not without flaws, but exciting"
When a Cambridge student dramatically attempts to take her own life, DI Mark Joesbury realizes that the university has developed an unhealthy record of young people committing suicide in extraordinary ways. Against huge personal misgivings, Joesbury sends young policewoman DC Lacey Flint to Cambridge, with a brief to work undercover, posing as a depression-prone, vulnerable student. Psychiatrist Evi Oliver is the only person in Cambridge who knows who Lacey really is - or so they both hope.
"yep - dead scared!"
The heart-hammering thriller from the queen of the London crime scene. A serial killer is being closely watched by one young boy. Barney knows the killer will strike again soon. The victim will be another boy, just like him. He will drain the body of blood, and leave it on a Thames beach. There will be no clues for detectives Dana Tulloch and Mark Joesbury to find. There will be no warning about who will be next.
Despite her fascination with Jack the Ripper, Detective Constable Lacey Flint has never worked a big case or seen a dead body up close. Until now…As she leaves a south London estate one night, she is horrified to find a woman has been viciously stabbed, right next to Lacey’s car. Thrown headlong into her first murder hunt, Lacey’s quiet life changes overnight. Then Lacey receives a familiar hand-delivered letter, written in red blood, and it is clear the police have a Ripper copycat on their hands.
"Twitsty, Turny, and Gripping"
How did it all begin? I suppose it would be the day I rescued a new-born baby from a poisonous snake, heard the news of my mother’s death and encountered my first ghost... Veterinary surgeon Clara Benning is young and intelligent, but practically a recluse. Disfigured by a childhood accident, she lives alone and shies away from human contact wherever possible.
Admittedly, it wasn't murder. A moment's carelessness, a tragic accident - and two children are dead. Yours. Living in a small island community, you can't escape the woman who destroyed your life. Each chance encounter is an agonizing reminder of what you've lost - your family, your future, your sanity. How long before revenge becomes irresistible? With no reason to go on living, why shouldn't you turn your darkest thoughts into deeds?
"Hang in there!"
NOW YOU SEE HER.... Gillian is haunted by the disappearance of her little girl two years ago. A devastating fire burned down their home, but she remains convinced her daughter survived. NOW YOU DON’T... Ten-year-old Tom lives by the town’s neglected churchyard. Is he the only one who sees the strange, solitary child playing there? And what is she trying to tell him?
Famous killers have fan clubs. Hamish Wolfe is no different. Locked up for the rest of his life for the abduction and murder of three young women, he gets countless adoring letters every day. He's handsome, charismatic and very persuasive. His admirers are convinced he's innocent and that he's the man of their dreams. Who would join such a club?
"A strange but very well written book"
Vier verschwundene kleine Jungen. Drei Geständnisse. Zwei Lügner. Ein Killer.In einer kleinen Gemeinschaft wie der auf den Falklands gehen keine Kinder verloren. Und wenn doch, so kann es sich nur um einen tragischen Unfall handeln, schließlich sind die rauen Küsten der Inselgruppe nicht ungefährlich. Doch als zum dritten Mal ein kleiner Junge verschwindet, glaubt kaum noch jemand an einen Zufall. Die Bewohner müssen befürchten, daß einer von ihnen ein Mörder ist.
London steht unter Schock: vier ermordete Jungen in nur wenigen Wochen. Die Polizei ahnt, dass der Killer bald erneut zuschlagen wird. Wieder wird er einem Jungen die Kehle durchschneiden und die Leiche am Ufer der Themse ablegen. Und wieder wird die Polizei keinen Hinweis auf den Täter finden. Nur der elfjährige Barney hat etwas gesehen - und sammelt nun akribisch jeden Hinweis, um den Fall auf eigene Faust zu lösen. Denn Barney hegt einen furchtbaren Verdacht.
DC Lacey Flint ist eine junge Londoner Ermittlerin mit undurchsichtiger Vergangenheit und einem morbiden Interesse an Serienkillern...
Es gibt eine Zeit zu leben. Eine zu sterben. Und eine zu töten. Die Familie Fletcher ist erst vor kurzem aufs Land gezogen. Doch die vermeintliche englische Dorfidylle entpuppt sich bald als Alptraum. Die beiden Söhne der Fletchers hören auf dem Friedhof nahe des Hauses rätselhafte Stimmen und sehen immer wieder die seltsame Gestalt eines Kindes. Als eine Friedhofsmauer einstürzt und ein Grab mit den Überresten dreier Mädchen freigelegt wird, ist klar, dass der Ort ein tödliches Geheimnis birgt.