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Posted on February 20, 2018 in What We're Reading
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THE WITNESS 

He loved her, but she knew too much . . .
On a rain-slick road, a car crash leaves only three survivors: an infant, a man clinging to his life, and Kendall Deaton. But she doesn’t dare reveal any of their true identities to the authorities. Instead, she plans her escape. Her perilous flight begins.

The best public defender in Prosper, South Carolina, Kendall had stumbled upon the town’s chilling secret, making her marriage into a powerful family a living hell. Now Kendall, a terrified mother trying to protect her child and a reluctant witness to evil, is surrounded by forces that will stop at nothing to protect what is ‘theirs’.

UNSPEAKABLE

A cold-blooded psychopath. And a woman whose world is about to explode.

Carl Herbold enjoys being bad. And he is terrifyingly good at it. He graduated easily from juvenile delinquent to full-blown killer. Now he has carried out a daring escape from jail and is headed back to where it all began.

Anna Corbett was widowed right before her son was born. Beset by debt and personal tragedy, she faces the toughest challenge of her life – holding on to the ranch that is her son’s birthright – unaware that she is at the centre of Carl Herbold’s vengeful plan.

Drifter Jack Sawyer is a seemingly easygoing cowboy whose past is shrouded in mystery. Stalked by secrets he can no longer outrun, he is hoping to protect Anna and her son from Herbold’s rage.

All must grapple with their own demons before the final tumultuous confrontation.

THE CRUSH

Obsession is about to get deadly . . .

When Dr Rennie Newton is summoned to jury duty, she brings to the courtroom the same degree of dedication and composure that she displays in the operating room. And it is this commitment to duty and precision that compels her to return a not guilty verdict in the trial of notorious killer, Ricky Lozada. But it might prove the most regrettable decision of her life . . .

When a rival colleague is brutally slain, Rennie is cast as prime suspect even though Lozada’s menacing shadow looms over the murder. Not only does Lozada seem to be insinuating himself into every aspect of her life, but the police also seem intent on invading her privacy – particularly Wick Threadgill, an embittered detective with vengeance on his mind and a point to prove. As the stakes continue to rise, Rennie and Wick decide to forge an uneasy alliance – but what they both have yet to realise is that when the killer strikes, they won’t see it coming . . .

STANDOFF

Seven hostages. Two guns. One deadly siege.

A fearless reporter trapped in a volatile siege, two young lovers turned fugitive and a hold up that transforms a small desert town into a powder keg . . .

TV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving to New Mexico for a well-earned vacation when she hears on the radio that Fort Worth millionaire Russell Dendy’s daughter has been kidnapped. Calling her editor she finds out that the girl is pregnant, the kidnapper is the girl’s boyfriend and that they may be heading, as she is, to a small town in New Mexico.

She puts her holiday plans on hold to chase the story but as she stops for gas she gets caught up in a standoff at a gas station. If she survives she knows this will be the biggest scoop of her life. But as the night-long siege continues she is forced to put aside her reporter’s impartiality and become involved . . . or lives will be lost.

HELLO DARKNESS

The countdown to murder has begun . . .

When a caller to a late night radio talk show announces his intention to murder a woman he’s kidnapped within seventy-two hours, mayhem ensues. Paris Gibson, the mysterious host of the show in question, finds herself in the spotlight for the first time in years.

Who has been abducted? And what is the identity of the caller, known only as ‘Valentino’? The clock is ticking and in the midst of the frenzy to track down the missing woman, Paris finds herself working alongside someone she’s tried hard to forget: Dean Malloy, the police psychologist who’s heading up the investigation.

With every hour that passes, the hunt grows increasingly desperate but how significant are the secrets that Dean and Paris conceal in their mutual past? They need to identify Valentino before he can execute his murderous plans . . . and before he can exact vengeance on Paris for trying to stop him.

CHILL FACTOR 

A woman in danger. A killer with ice in his veins.

Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town – the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Until now, Four women have disappeared in two years. A blue ribbon left near the spot where each was last seen. There are no other clues. And now another young woman has disappeared without a trace.

Lilly Martin is trying to outrun a snowstorm when her car skids on the icy road and strikes a man as he emerges from the woods on foot. Lilly recognizes the injured man as Ben Tierney, whom she met the summer before. They’ve no choice but to wait out the storm in the cabin, but as the hours of their confinement mount, Lilly begins to wonder if the greatest danger to her safety isn’t the blizzard outside, but the mysterious man right beside her.

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