Green, Cass, 1965-
A perfect childhood. You were the golden girl. The apple of your parents' eyes. My beautiful, clever wife. A perfect marriage. I would do anything for you. But some things about me must stay hidden. A perfect liar. One summer afternoon, it all begins to unravel. Because I'm not the only one with terrible secrets to hide. And when the truth comes out, it seems we both have blood on our hands...
Patterson, James, 1947- author
The shocking death of a young woman former SAS soldier David Shelley once helped protect puts his plans for a safer and more stable existence on hold. When the grieving parents discover that Emma had fallen into a dark and seedy world of drugs and online pornography, the father demands retribution. But his desire for revenge will make enemies of people that even Shelley may not be able to protect them from and take them into a war from which there may be no escape.
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- author
"You shouldn't be here. It's too late . . . " These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine - a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth 3,000, to be precise. Odd, considering he didn't drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man's many, many enemies did the deed? Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, who's really getting rather good at this murder investigation business. But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realizes that these secrets must be exposed - even at the risk of death.
Powell, Laura (Writer and editor), author
A multiple murderer is at work in the Cornish fishing village of St. Steele in this sophisticated debut by a Daily Telegraph journalist. It is 1956, and the victims are young women. The killer acts as though unassailable. Such crimes inevitably attract the country's media who flock to the village. Once there, most of the journalists stay at the Hotel Eden, managed by Delores Broadbent and her 15-year-old daughter, Betty. Delores displays signs of bipolar disorder; her bouts of depression force the teenager to care for her mother and manage the hotel. The naive Betty becomes fascinated by Gallagher, one of the journalists, who has a mysterious allure as he is obviously cut from a very different cloth than his rough-and-ready colleagues. Despite Betty's age, her friendship with Gallagher deepens as the deaths in St. Steele continue. Their feelings and actions entangle the two in the killings, and they make personal choices that shape their own lives and that of an innocent man.
Jewell, Lisa, author
"Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It's not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you. As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all--including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom's teenaged son Freddie--a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5--excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father. One of Tom's students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she's not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing, he has taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate, and Jenna's mother--whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating in recent years--is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam..." -- Amazon.