Corby Mackentile is a 15-year-old girl who attends a private school. She has been bullied because of her weight since she was 12, especially by the most popular girls. Her parents – her mother is a TV anchor and her father is a Buddhist who owns a butcher shop – are too busy with their own problems to pay attention to their only daughter. Corby has a crush on one of the most popular boys in school. He makes fun of her once, but then unexpectedly apologizes. From that moment, her situation with three of the popular girls becomes worse. Then, one day, one of the girls who had bullied Corby comes to the butcher shop where Corby works for her father after school. Again, the girl teases Corby about her weight, but this time everything is different.
Three-fingered Jack Davis and Jesse James Hofstetler operate a dope house in Detroit. They sell some black tar heroin laced with carfentanyl, a drug used to tranquilize elephants, to a house full of addicts. Several of the addicts overdose and now Jack and Jesse are stuck with a number of dead bodies to deal with. The two men aren’t evil, not in the sense of a serial killer, but under the law they have committed murder. But they also have a very human side, Jack takes in a young addict named Posie and offers her protection, and Jesse saves the life of an overdosed girl called Imogene, who goes by the name of Im.
Looking for refuge they hook up with Marielle, nicknamed Hell, a prostitute who owns a house of ill repute in the neighborhood. The lives of the five become intertwined as they are investigated by tough, but fair, Detroit homicide detective Bonnie Benham. The story proceeds through the perilous habitat of drug users, dealers and detectives to an unusual, but just, conclusion.
Forbidden Beginnings is the prequel to Forbidden Birth, both of which are regular Amazon Best Sellers for Medical Thrillers.
A senseless assault. An agonizing, life-threatening decision. In the moment of truth, with countless lives at stake, how can justice hope to prevail?
New York City trauma surgeon, Dr. Christopher Ravello, has it all. A breathtaking, vivacious wife. Lovely children. Life-saving work, and a beautiful home in one of the City’s most coveted neighborhoods.
But in an instant, Chris’ world is shattered.
The brutal and senseless assault of his mother, Jacqueline, leaves her barely alive. Consumed with anguish and fear, battling time and circumstances, Chris’ search for a life-saving treatment leads to an agonizing decision and takes him down a path of no return.
In the wake of his mother’s assault, Chris and life-long friend, Detective Kevin Kennedy, risk their lives and livelihoods tracking down Jacqueline’s attacker.
When Ravello, driven by an all-consuming rage, at last comes face-to-face with his mother’s assailant, every fiber of his being calls out for vengeance. In the moment of truth, with so much at stake for he and his family, what will Chris choose?
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Department 89 is a secretive German government department that deals with serious threats to the state. They are unofficial, ruthless, and above the law. They answer only to the German chancellor and are deniable. Their boss is Captain Sophie Decker, formerly of German Intelligence. She got the top job at Department 89 after she saved the Chancellor’s life from an assassin. Now she is putting her special and deadly skills to work on Germany’s enemies, both foreign and domestic.
February 1945 : With the war nearly over, the Nazi regime moves their entire cash and gold reserves worth billions, from Berlin to the salt mines of Merkers. But some of the gold never makes it there, and it is never found again.
September 2017 : A fierce national election campaign is being fought out in Germany. Extreme right-wing nationalists, connected to a major election candidate, are terrorising the streets and murdering at will. Somehow, it is all connected to the missing Nazi gold 70 years before.
Captain Sophie Decker of the elite, secretive, and ruthless Department 89 is given an order by the beleaguered Chancellor. Take down the terrorists and find the missing Nazi gold. But someone has their own secret agenda.
German democracy is at stake – and only Department 89 can save it.
The Optician’s Wife: The best-selling psychological thriller.
Can you ever really know someone?
When Deborah, an unpopular seventeen-year-old, meets the charming and handsome Larry, he sweeps her off her feet. The trouble is Larry has a secret.
Then a series of grisly murders cast a shadow over everything.
As Deborah’s world starts to fall apart she begins to suspect the man she loves of a terrible betrayal. And to keep their marriage alive, sacrifices must be made.
A compelling, psychological thriller that unpicks what goes on behind closed doors and reminds us that sometimes the worst crimes can take place closer to home than you think.
“An addictive, compelling read that pushed me well out of my comfort zone – if you like disturbingly twisty plot lines and dark characters then this is definitely the read for you.” Lisa Hall, Author of the best selling psychological thriller Between You and Me
“The Optician’s Wife is a stylish, brilliantly crafted thriller which really delivers. A very real sense of creeping dread, combined with intelligent, finely drawn characters, had me turning the pages late into the night. This one will linger with you, long after the book is finished. Reavley has delivered a masterclass and deserves to be up there with the best in the business.” L J Ross – Bestselling author of The DCI Ryan books.
“A fabulously dark and twisted psychological thriller which kept me gripped and on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Five stars.” Tracy Fenton – THE Book Club
“This is Betsy Reavley at her most volatile best. Nothing about this fascinating plot line is as it seems, with an equally unpredictable finale. A brilliant read from a superb author.” Anita Waller – Bestselling author of Beautiful, Angel and 34 Days.
“If you want a well written walk on the dark side of humanity then this is a must read.” Fiona – Goodreads
A gripping novel of romantic suspense from USA Today bestselling author Karen Fenech.
FBI Special Agent Paige Carson hoped she’d be able to start a new life in small-town South Carolina. But when a senator’s sister is murdered and a blank postcard is left next to the body, Paige realizes that a killer from her past has found her–and is sending her a very personal message.
From the moment he hired her, FBI Special Agent in Charge Sam McKade knew Paige was hiding something. Prompted by this recent threat, she finally opens up: one year ago, she caught the eye of suspected serial killer Todd Thames. Now he’s come back to pull her into his game, whether she wants to play or not.
As the danger increases, Paige and Sam give in to their growing attraction, and he vows to protect her no matter the cost. But the murderer will stop at nothing to get to his intended prey, and the strong arm of the law–and the shelter of her new love–may not be enough to save her.
Detective Jack Ridge is dying. But that isn’t stopping him from trying to find a missing girl. Concealing his illness, he stays on to continue the struggle to solve the case. Several other girls who’ve disappeared have all turned up dead, and Jack knows he doesn’t have much time. But the case goes cold, and Jack has all but given up hope until 9 year old Rebecca provides the clues which can catch the killer.
Unaware of the secret that she’s carrying, Rebecca is tormented by nightmares and visions she can’t understand. While undergoing therapy, her doctor uncovers the root of her fear, the memory of a horrific murder. But the identity of the victim is the most shocking of all. When Jack learns how the girl’s story was acquired, it challenges everything he believes. Jack dismisses her account until an incident reveals her story to be irrefutable. The events that follow will change Jack forever, and prove to him that there’s a reason and purpose for every life…and death.
What is hiding in the CIA’s top secret personnel file on Max Fend? The one that even his FBI investigator isn’t allowed to see?
The FBI wants him arrested.
The CIA wants him to disappear.
And the owner of a Russian mercenary group wants him dead.
A mysterious cyber attack on Fend Aerospace triggers an investigation into Max Fend, the son of aerospace tycoon Charles Fend. Fend Aerospace is only days away from launching the world’s first autonomous commercial airliner, and investigators are struggling to connect the dots.
But when Pavel Morozov, a wealthy ex-KGB agent, shows up from a past Charles had long forgotten, the pieces begin falling into place. Morozov plans to execute a deadly and nefarious plot…and it centers on Max Fend.
Now, Max must team up with an old flame, Canadian hacker Renee LeFrancois. Together, they will attempt to unravel Morozov’s plans, before it is too late…
***Glidepath is the electrifying new thriller from USA Today Bestselling Author Andrew Watts. Pick up your copy today, and see what fans of Lee Child and Vince Flynn have been raving about.***
When Lacey joined a cohort of child psychology interns in the 1970s at Camarillo State Mental Hospital, she feared for her life. She would not only study and work at the institution, but would live on the hospital grounds a short distance from the wards and take her meals with the patients.
Lacey wanted to learn to work with difficult children, however, Camarillo housed some of the most dangerous youngsters in the State of California.
The institution was also as notorious for its scandals as it was for its rambling Mission revival style psychiatric wards.
Soon Lacey discovered that her battle would not be with the children. They rarely assaulted interns and staff members with the kindest of hearts.
No, trouble lurked from someplace far deeper within the asylum. It seemed to ooze from the thick stuccoed walls like black mold in a flooded basement. Surely, the warning signs were there if Lacey could only learn to read them. Or would she become just another casualty in the field of mental health?
A riveting tale with unforgettable characters. Based on a true story.