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An extract from The Courier by Holly Downs

The Courier: The most gripping, page-turning psychological suspense of 2021     She sees much more than you think . . .   Five years ago, Laurel Lovejoy had it all. The high-powered city job, […]

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An extract from Karen Hamilton’s THE EX-HUSBAND

ONE Then Eighteen Months Ago Barbados A tip-off. That could be the only explanation.   Dreaded realisation filtered through the rows of passengers and crew in the cruise terminal via mutters about delays intermingled with […]

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An extract from S. A. Cosby’s RAZORBLADE TEARS

Chapter 1   Ike tried to remember a time when men with badges coming to his door early in the morning brought anything other than heartache and misery, but try as he might nothing came […]

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An extract of Elle Connel’s DOWN BY THE WATER

PROLOGUE 26 September 2007   The water is rough but the light is calm.   A cool haar blows inland from the open sea. It seems to hang in lavender rolls above the sea loch, […]

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An extract from Erin Kinsley’s MISSING

Ash grey on white, a herring gull drifts against the clear June sky.   Alice lies back in her deckchair, letting the bird bring to mind music long not thought of, not heard for years: […]

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An extract from S. A. Cosby’s BLACKTOP WASTELAND

Shepherd’s Corner, VA 2012   Beauregard thought the night sky looked like a painting.   Laughter filled the air only to be drowned out by a cacophony of revving engines as the moon slid from […]

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Read an extract from DESTROY ME by Karen Cole

Destroy Me is an addictive psychological thriller from the kindle bestselling author Karen Cole. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Erin Kelly. Discover the opening chapter here!   Clouds sail past my window, shape-shifting […]

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Read the first chapter for NOT DARK YET by Peter Robinson

NOT DARK YET is the forthcoming new novel from number one bestseller Peter Robinson, and the 27th novel featuring his beloved character Alan Banks.       Read the first chapter of the book here! […]

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Read an extract of OUR FATHERS: The Waterstones February Thriller of the Month

This month, Waterstones has selected Rebecaa Wait’s OUR FATHERS as their Thriller of the Month. Below you can read a short extract of it, or head over to the Waterstones website to read Rebecca’s piece […]

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An extract from Simon Scarrow’s BLACKOUT

Prologue Berlin, 19 December 1939   The Christmas party had not long begun when Gerda Korzeny and her escort arrived at half past eight that evening. The snow was deep and they kicked the ice […]

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Extract from MASTERING THE PROCESS by Elizabeth George

‘After a number of years teaching writing courses and appearing at writers’ conferences, I began to see that creating a process book utilising one of my novels as an example of each step of my […]

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Extract from THE MIND OF A MURDERER by Dr Richard Taylor

Chapter 11   Mothers who eliminate an unwanted child may have no psychiatric disorder other than an abnormal personality, but there can be a history of family discord and maltreatment. The first murder case of […]

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