A mother loses her son and completely loses her faith in the God that she had served faithfully for her entire life. Trapped lovers try desperately to escape a lifestyle that, for a time, had comforted and kept them alive in a city that has always been trying to devour them. A reluctant assassin crosses paths with a woman who is determined to collect a pound of flesh from those in her debt for what they had cruelly taken from her. A frustrated husband and hard worker seeks escape from the life he has come to hate. A young girl can’t free herself from the grinning predator who has ruined her childhood because almost no one can recognize her silent cries for help. A young detective risks his life to prove that all policeman aren’t evil and that some who wore the badge were still true to their sworn oath to protect and serve, despite all of the wickedness they found themselves drowning in. All of these stories cross, intersect, twist and intertwine to create a graphic, beautifully ugly, savage depiction of what life-and-death looks like in the city. What makes life so beautiful is that it eventually comes to an end.
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A suspenseful novel with a twist. Eight short stories, by two suspense authors, from diverse backgrounds. From opposite sides of the Atlantic these stories have been created. One author started the tale and the other ended it. No discussion, no pre-planning, but yet their stories are seamless. With just creativity and the use of writing prompts, to craft one tale, with two different writers. This anthology of suspenseful, fast paced and engaging tales covers multiple genres. From heart felt romance, crime, fantasy, and steamy historical fiction. There is a story for everyone!
When the decapitated heads of an adult male and a young female are discovered in Glasgow, Detectives McBruce and Cartle are mystified. Until YouTube footage of both victims beheaded live on video are brought to their attention.
As they investigate, horrific consequences come to light, not only around the two murders in question, but of past events steeped in tragedy and cruelty, and how the abusive happenings over the years in a Childrens Home can lead to a fractured sense of morality.
Is all evil bad, may be a question for the fields of religion and psychology. One man though has answered that question himself, and regards the evil he does, not as cruel and murderous, but justice
MacFarland knew in his heart that Scott Porter really was guilty…
The problem was, he had promised his sister-in-law that he would find a way to prove the man innocent. All he had to do was find out who really killed the man’s wife, Amanda.
But as every cop knew, it usually was the husband. Then, when the first of several homeless men were discovered killed in the same way as Amanda had been, MacFarland realized he was dealing with a serial killer.
What was the connection between the pretty socialite, Amanda Porter, and a bunch of homeless men? And why couldn’t MacFarland shake the feeling that Scott Porter had something to do with all the deaths?
For San Diego’s elite FBI agents, risking their lives is standard procedure when it comes to capturing the city’s most dangerous criminals – but falling in love is the greatest risk of all.
Kat MacKenzie knows something is terribly wrong at the Diablo Beach Nuclear Power Plant, but she can’t figure out if it’s computer error, equipment malfunction, or human sabotage. Unfortunately, the only person she can trust with the problem is the man she left at the altar two years ago. If Dillon doesn’t already hate her, he surely will once he discovers why she abandoned him.
The last person he expects to call him is the woman who broke his heart. But FBI Special Agent Dillon O’Malley can’t ignore Kat’s plea for help-not when national security may be at stake. As enemies become clear and catastrophe threatens, can Kat and Dillon put the past behind them to save the day and secure their future?
Just as Sarah Martin and Jon Clayton say their vows, the police crash the wedding to arrest the groom.
Sarah is heartbroken and devastated, and her mother is on her to end the relationship, but Sarah knows there’s been a mistake. They have the wrong man. Jon is the most honest man she’s ever known. So what’s up? They have to prove his innocence.
Jon is terrified and can’t understand what’s happened. One minute he’s getting married, and the next he’s in handcuffs and being shoved into a police car. When evidence of John’s guilt is found, he swears he’s innocent. But how can he prove it?
Is Jon truly innocent, and does he have no idea how the damaging evidence found its way into his business? Are there more sinister people involved? Will Sarah find the evidence she needs to clear him, or will she find out he’s fooled them all? If someone else is framing Jon, who is it and what are their motives?
Something is wrong. As Lance Underphal pads softly across the cold flagstone, he hears her weeping. She is on her knees, hunched over in the middle of the room, her back to him, facing the dark fireplace. Something is very wrong. Lance wants to rush to her, but can’t. In a hoarse whisper, he says, “Callie?” She lets out a mournful wail from deep within as she turns to him, their infant son in her arms, blue and still. He reels from the blow. How can this be? They don’t have a son.
At home in bed, Realtor Callie Harper finds she is not alone. At the cool touch of her estranged uncle’s hand, she shudders. She got the call a few hours ago. Uncle Harold is dead.
Grey Daze, the third novel in the Lance Underphal Mystery series, is based on real events. Dark, dangerous, it’s not for the for the faint of heart.
Neve Lass doesn’t investigate cheating spouses. She works for insurance companies, looks for missing people, and gathers information for researchers. And from time to time, she also clashes with Detective Ian “Jerk” Braich Jr.
Ian would love to wring Neve’s neck. He just can’t stand amateur sleuths, and even less the know-it-all, feminist type. And he can’t forget he owes his worst memories to her.
But one night, Neve is attacked in her own office. When Ian is assigned to the case, they have no choice but to learn to work together. But what do a dead homeless man, terrorists, and the mafia have to do with an art heist that happened twenty years ago? They’d better find the answer quickly, because their foes are as powerful as they are determined to see them dead.
Daughter, friend, classmate, victim.
The gruesome murder of sixteen year old Cassie Grace will leave you haunted, clamouring for justice and asking ‘Who killed Cassie Grace?’
Lila Grace’s sense of justice knows no bounds. She will stop at nothing to find out who killed her daughter. Is her dark past as a member of a religious cult the reason for her murder or is the man she once called friend?
Lila and Detective Dan Williams work closely on the case to piece together the details of Cassie’s murder while fighting their growing attraction to each other.
Will their relationship bring them closer to the killer and each other or will it tear them apart?
As her life comes to a standstill, a piece of Lila’s past will find her. How will Lila cope with the arrival of a person from her past and will it prove their innocence or expose them as the killer?