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Two simple words shatter Prudence Ahern’s world - “I’m pregnant.”
Her son Nathan is only eighteen when his new girlfriend Zoe drops that little bombshell. Prudence feels she has to support her son and asks Zoe to move in with them.
Right from the start, Prudence knows something isn’t right. When Nathan is around, Zoe is sweet and funny but as soon as it’s just the two of them, she becomes menacing and sullen.
Worse still, Prudence becomes the victim of a series of increasingly dangerous accidents which begin soon after Zoe moves in.
She tries to warn her son that something is wrong with Zoe, but he refuses to listen, so it’s left to Prudence to figure out what's going on. Who is the mysterious Zoe? What exactly does she want from them? And whose child is she really carrying?
Filled with shocking twists and diabolical secrets, The Family Trap will keep you up all night.
When her marriage breaks down, Mel moves back to her hometown to live with her twin, Abbie.
Mel just needs some space so she can recover from a painful separation and get ready to begin a new phase in her life. But something is wrong with Abbie – where she used to be outgoing and gregarious, now she’s sullen, hostile and secretive.
Even more disturbing, Mel is being followed by a sinister man she has never seen before. She doesn’t know what he wants, but she’s pretty sure it’s nothing good.
And Mel is right to be worried. As she is inexorably pulled into a vortex of unimaginable terror, she gradually discovers the horrifying truth about Abbie’s secret life… And the terrible price that has to be paid – by the wrong twin.
For Victoria, image is everything. And on the surface, she has it all - a big house, a successful husband and two beautiful children.
But behind the scenes, things are very different. Because Victoria and her husband have a dark secret and she lives in terror of it being discovered, of her perfect facade being shattered forever.
Under massive stress, but still desperately trying to keep up appearances, this is a family that is falling apart.
Husband Kit is unable to work. Teenage daughter Anna grows ever more rebellious. And nine-year-old Joey seems increasingly different from other kids.
Victoria realises she has to act now or she will lose everything. And that’s when she has to ask herself - how far is she willing to go, how much is she willing to do, to preserve her perfect family?
The answer is beyond shocking and will plunge them all into a nightmare from which they may never wake.
When reclusive writer, Jock falls for vivacious Tea Shop owner, Sapphire, he is amazed that she seems to feel the same way about him. He watches with pride as Sapphire is crowned May Queen at the town's May Day celebrations, but his joy turns to heartbreak when she runs off into the crowd, never to return.
As the days pass, he becomes increasingly desperate. Everyone he speaks to seems to love Sapphire. No one has a bad word to say about her. So why did she run away like that, and what is stopping her from coming back?
The Perfect Girl is a claustrophobic British thriller set on the English/Welsh border.
This book was previously titled May Queen Killers
So why did she feel as though someone had stepped on her grave?
Suzannah and Noel are desperate for a child so when they get the chance to adopt a young girl called Orchid, they jump at the chance. They have been warned that it will take time for Orchid to settle into their family, but the problems they encounter seem out of the ordinary. Rooms are flooded, mirrors are smashed and Orchid owns up to none of it. Then things take a sinister turn and Suzannah becomes truly frightened.
Who is this child they have let into their lives and will they ever be able to tame her?
Some will live. Some will die. This is the bitter end.
In the final book in the McBride Vendetta Series, Isabel and her family face their tormentors in the ultimate battle for survival.
This disturbing crime novel is utterly gripping and impossible to put down.Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, C.L Taylor and Shalini Boland.
Your sister. Your best friend. Your killer?
They set fire to me and left me for dead.
They thought I had perished but I survived.
I will never forget the ones who tried to break me.
And when the time is right, I will reveal myself.
I will have my revenge.
The Girl who Caught Fire is the fourth novel in the McBride Vendetta psychological thriller series.
Who will pay the price for her silence?
Nine-year-old Jody is does well in school, despite living in a run-down part of East London.
Then one terrible night, her life changes forever, and Jody is forced to make an impossible choice between telling the truth and keeping her family together.
The police bring her in for questioning, and pressure her to tell them what really happened but is Jody ready to admit it, even to herself?
Will the truth win out, or will Jody be sucked into a web of lies in order to protect her family?
This disturbing crime novel is utterly gripping and impossible to put down.
Cold Bath Lane is the 3rd novel in the McBride Vendetta psychological thriller series.
It's every parent's worst nightmare…
When Isabel's daughter, Lauren is snatched from outside her school, she suspects Jody McBride is behind the kidnapping. Yet the detective in charge of Lauren's case seems more interested in picking apart her statement, and investigating members of her family.
Can Isabel persuade the police to take her seriously, or will she have to take matters into her own hands? In order to save Lauren, she must take a stark look at her own relationships, and consider how well she really knows her daughter.
Angel Dust is the second novel in the McBride Vendetta psychological thriller series.
She acts like she’s your new best friend, but is she really a deadly enemy?
When Isabel nearly runs over mysterious Alicia, she is ridden with guilt. She helps Alicia get a job at the supermarket where she works and soon, Alicia is acting like her new best friend. Then fires break out all over town and she suspects Alicia knows more than she's letting on, but it’s Isabel the police want to question. In order to survive, she must question her own innocence, her sanity and the very fabric of her morality.
FRY is a very British psychological thriller.
IndieReader.com's Best Indie Books of 2013
FRY is the first novel in the McBride Vendetta psychological thriller series.
I started out as a politics graduate and worked for the British Home Office for a number of years, before turning to crime fiction. My first thriller, FRY was released in 2013.
I was named after the novel, Lorna Doone, and as you would expect, I love reading. My favourite genre is crime, especially psychological thrillers but I also enjoy romance and historical fiction.
The books I write are dark domestic thrillers. I like to see what happens when ordinary people are thrown into impossible situations and I'm especially fond of female villains.
I live in the Orkney Islands with my Ukrainian husband and his parents, three children, a crafty cat and a happy dog.
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