Looking for an unputdownable psychological thriller full of suspense? Then you’ll love best-selling author, J.A. Baker’s gripping new thrillerThe Other Mother.
Three troubled women. One deadly secret.
Lissy and her daughter, Rosie, live a quiet life in Yorkshire, however when events at Rosie’s school come to light, their peaceful existence is shattered
Meanwhile, middle-aged women Erica and Beverley appear to have perfect lives but behind closed doors things are not as they seem.
All three women are tied together by a dark past that goes back to their school days. A child was murdered and one of the women is to blame.
But is the person responsible for the child’s death the same person who was blamed for it all those years ago?
As secrets from their past begin to surface it becomes clear that someone has revenge in their sights…
J.A. Baker is the best-selling author of psych thrillers, Undercurrent and Her Dark Retreat. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister this book will have you hooked.
What readers are saying
“The book is a standalone, domestic noir/ psychological thriller that packs a punch and has its fair share of WTF moments throughout the book.” Steve Robb – BookieWookie
“‘The Other Mother’ is an intense, whirlwind of a book which I just could not put down.” Kaisha Holloway – The Writing Garnet
“I couldn’t wait to read further and devoured this book eager to find out the real story. Along with the added twisty turns, I wasn’t disappointed.” Melisa Broadbent – Broadbean’s Books
“I loved all aspects of this story from the mystery, suspense and full-on tension that jumps out at you from the pages.” Rachel Broughton – Rae Reads
“A psychological thriller that when you finish you realise what a clever, clever read it is. Full of twists, suspense and intrigue, just the ingredients you need in a gripping psychological thriller.” Alexina Golding – Bookstormer
“Well J.A Baker The Other Mother is phenomenal, I’m glad my pastime is reading, I hate to miss a great read, this blew me away.” Diane Hogg – Sweet Little Book Blog
“The novel is full of twists and turns and almost had me holding my breath as I read and tried to digest what was happening.” Sally Boland – Sal’s World Of Books
“Loved this, gripping twists and a fantastic plot line.” Liza Murray – Turn The Page
“I would definitely recommend this if you love a good thriller/crime.” Sue Ward – Read Along With Sue
“What a super build up just brilliant couldn’t have been better.” Susan Hampson – Books From Dusk Till Dawn
“I liked the layout of the book and the setting of the different chapters – an excellent psychological thriller – 5 stars from me, I really enjoyed it!” Donna Maguire – Donnas Book Blog
“This is a first-class thriller by an assured writer at the top of their game.” Susan Corcoran – Booksaremycwtches
“This is an intense, suspenseful and thrilling ride that will keep you guessing until the end!” Eva Merckx – Novel Delights
“It’s a great thriller and the clues and hints built upon each other until the moment when the answer is revealed and you have that Ah Ha moment.” Jessica Bronder – JBronder Book Reviews
“There are more than shadows lurking in the darkness of those trees.”
Blake Malone is in search of a new start and arrives in the remote forest town of Darke Heath. The memory of his past mysteriously becomes a blur as he discovers this place isn’t what it seems.
Malone shares a romantic encounter with a woman named Caitlyn and she reveals herself to be a ‘creature of the night’. He learns of her story which intertwines with the history of the ‘Heath’. Together they must face the evil forces of vampirism and witchcraft that await them in the Darke forest.
But just who is Blake Malone? That’s something even he must fight to discover. Because ‘you’ve never known true darkness…’
DAN KOTLER IS BACK, AND THIS TIME HE’S TACKLING ONE OF THE OLDEST MYSTERIES IN HISTORY
The second Dan Kotler archaeological thriller!
1914—Thomas Edison stands and watches his West Orange laboratory burn to the ground, taking his life’s work with it. And he smiles. In his pocket is a stone that is the key to untold mysteries, and with it he will start fresh, and create wonders beyond any of his previous work.
1974—Two US Army Special Forces officers uncover a lockbox filled with invaluable enemy intelligence that can turn the tide of the Vietnam conflict. Among the papers and maps is another stone, nearly identical to Edison’s. With this, the two officers will build a financial empire, corrupt to its core but powerful enough to elude even the FBI.
TWO STONES, FOUND SIXTY YEARS APART, AND BOTH HOLDING CLUES TO WHAT MAY BE THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTIS
Today—Dan Kotler, independent researcher and archaeologist, is winding down from the events surrounding the theft and recovery of the Coelho Medallion, and discovering that the fallout of this history-altering adventure reaches further than he’d imagined. As academic colleagues shun him and the press hounds him, Kotler finds himself looking for a new purpose.
When Gail McCarthy, granddaughter of one of Manhattan’s wealthiest real estate moguls, brings an ancient stone to Kotler’s attention, he finds himself embroiled once again in intrigue, jeopardy, and mystery. This time he may uncover one of history’s oldest secrets—if he survives long enough.
Working with his friend from the FBI, Agent Roland Denzel, Kotler strikes out on a quest to uncover and solve the Atlantis Riddle, and once again rewrite history as we know it.
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES IN THE SECOND DAN KOTLER THRILLER
CIA operative Alex Parker is one of the most successful “ghosts” the agency has. Recruited as a 17 year old, she has over 100 kills to her credit. But ten years of blending in, disappearing, and assassinating targets has taken a toll on her and she’d like to get out. Now, she has a new problem….her partner’s gone rogue. After stealing government secrets, he intends to sell them to the highest bidder. It’s up to Parker, and her new partner, to find him and bring him in…dead or alive.
A cold assassin. Violent intimidator. Ruthlessly loyal. And I never question orders.
After what I saw Jess do, I should put a bullet in her head and dump her body in the desert. That’s what the oath I took demands of me.
But I don’t want to kill her. I want to keep her for myself. I want to own every inch of her creamy skin and soft curves. She’s a very dangerous plaything. A savage like me can’t resist.
So I stalk her. I follow her every move, creeping closer and closer until I’m sharing her bed. The more she resists, the more my obsession rages, the more I’m determined to slither my way into her heart.
Owning her body comes with a price. If the Mariano’s find out who she is, and that I didn’t kill her, we’re both dead. It’s a deadly game we’re playing. The kind of action I live for. I’ll probably die for it too.
Beware the Snake is a dark romance about a hot mafia dude who stalks a vengeful babe. Watch these two bitter enemies become steamy lovers.
ADVISORY: Contains violence, dark themes, and graphic love scenes. Intended for adults only.
On a busy Chicago afternoon, the stately calm of Lake Shore Park is shattered with murder and death. A group of cult-like followers has descended on the city of Chicago, and have begun their murder spree by picking out targets to kill, painting portraits of their death, and collecting each portrait to achieve their ultimate goal. Through the quick actions of the FBI, they’ve already begun their hunt for the killer.
While the FBI struggle and argue over how to figure out what this cult is after, one man is brought in to break the case because of his romantic involvement with serial killer Mona Pruitt. Nathan Pearson, a former Chicago detective, visits Mona at the mental hospital and soon discovers they are both the targets of this cult. Moving quickly through the case, getting terrifyingly close to the enemy, Nathan scrambles to save innocent lives before the cult can finish off everyone on their hit list. In a race against time, Nathan makes a chilling discovery that could put everyone in Chicago at risk and someone from his past is maneuvering in hopes that Nathan will fail.
Nathan Pearson will use any force necessary to stop the people of Chicago from falling victim to this deadly cult and their twisted motivation.
Portrait of Death is the first in a brand new series and is a fast paced dramatic thriller.
“I would definitely recommend this to fans of this genre. A fantastic piece of story telling!” – George at Amazon
“A very well written psychological thriller book.” – Tony at Amazon
“The story was gripping and characters were keeping me interested in reading more.” – ALY at Amazon
If you like Jack Bauer and Mitch Rapp who will do whatever it takes to stop terrorists, then you will love Nathan Pearson who will do whatever it takes to stop serial killers.
The serial killer’s victims have one thing in common. They share their names with plants.
In South Carolina, children swap stories of a monstrous urban legend to liven up a sleepy summer–not realizing a very real predator lurks nearby. When 17-year-old Dusty Miller is marked as a target, he’ll need to untangle kids’ tales from true dangers in this rich Southern mystery.