Monday, January 21, 2019

Whistle in the Dark - Spotlight

In the award-winning Elizabeth is Missing debut novelist Emma Healey explored grandmother Maud's attempt to solve a 70-year-old mystery as she succumbed to dementia. 

Now, in her dazzling follow-up Whistle in the Dark, we meet Jen, mother to 15-year-old Lana - who has just been found after going missing for four desperate days. Lana can't talk about the missing days. As her daughter's life falls apart, Jen turns detective to discover what happened . . .
How do you rescue someone who has already been found?

Jen's fifteen-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonizing days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and the police think the case is closed. The once-happy, loving family returns to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the light on.

With her daughter increasingly becoming a stranger, Jen is sure the answer lies in those four missing days. But will Lana ever reveal what happened?

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Liar's Room - Now in Paperback!

 Update: This book will now publish in the US!!!

Berkley Trade Paperback Original; January 15, 2019; $16

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Idgie Says: 
This book grips from Page 1.  Susanna has a big secret.  She's in hiding.  Something happened regarding her son.  A boy shows up as a new patient.  She feels she knows him from somewhere.  Where do all these statements lead to?

But the story does not stand up and wave in your face.  The facts slowly come to light, chapter after chapter.  Little secrets let out here and there as the pages unfold.  Then you get to the grit of the story and BAM!  

Susanna and Adam both hold dark secrets that draw them into a very tense "relationship".   What happens when those secrets see the light of day? The question is who will come out unscathed.... or will anyone make it at all?

A great read that keeps you tearing through the pages to get to the next secret. 

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THE NEXT SPINE-TINGLING THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE HOUSE

Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counsellor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.

But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She's never met this young man before - so why does she feel like she knows him?

Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt. And that's when Susanna realises she was wrong.

She doesn't know him.

He knows her.

And the girl he plans to hurt is her daughter.


Monday, January 14, 2019

The Poet and The Poet Recusant - Spotlight

The Poet
Available October 2018

The only way out is through the blood.

When Rebecca Paige decides to vacation alone at an isolated resort in the woods, it's a welcome break from her position as the administrator of a psychiatric hospital. Little does she know, the poet is also visiting this peaceful hideaway, and his motivation is far more sinister in nature.

On the last day of her trip, Rebecca has an unusual encounter with Jack Shelley, the man in the cabin next door. After he leaves, men with guns suddenly descend on the resort and take Rebecca and the other guests hostage. Rebecca is accustomed to dangerous situations at work, but can that help her escape multiple-armed assailants?

Who are these men? What do they want? How are they connected to the man next door?
Who is the poet?

Slightly twisted with a literary flair, The Poet is the first installment in the new and captivating The Poet Series that will have readers thinking about the dark and wondering if love, redemption, and forgiveness really do apply to everyone.



The Poet Recusant
Available March, 2019

Jack Shelley and Rebecca Paige return for the second book of The Poet Series by Stephanie Jo Harris. Vicious and unnerving, The Poet Recusant will leave you gasping...and begging for the next book.



Friday, January 11, 2019

No Exit - Spotlight

Idgie Says: Not sure I'll be able to read this one.  Books with children in trauma are not my fave.  But if I do manage to read with my hands over my eyes, I'll let you know what I think!
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“What a box of tricks! This full-throttle thriller, dark and driving, rivals Agatha Christie for sheer ingenuity and James Patterson for flat-out speed. Swift, sharp, and relentless.”  — A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
 
A brilliant, edgy thriller about four strangers, a blizzard, a kidnapped child, and a determined young woman desperate to unmask and outwit a vicious psychopath.

A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger’s van. No help for miles. What would you do?

On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers.

Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm . . . and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate.

Who is the child? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her?
There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, and no way out. One of her fellow travelers is a kidnapper. But which one?

Trapped in an increasingly dangerous situation, with a child’s life and her own on the line, Darby must find a way to break the girl out of the van and escape.
But who can she trust?

With exquisitely controlled pacing, Taylor Adams diabolically ratchets up the tension with every page. Full of terrifying twists and hairpin turns, No Exit will have you on the edge of your seat and leave you breathless.

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (January 15, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062875655
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062875655