The moon is being dragged from orbit in this science fiction mystery series.
Geophysicist and adventurer Alex Cave receives an urgent message about an unusual geologic event in Iceland. Giant globules of molten rock are defying the laws of physics by floating up out of an ancient glacier. Soon satellites start falling from the sky, and Alex begins a desperate race to find the cause and stop it.
His attempts to find a solution are thwarted by a ruthless woman determined to make a profit from the dire circumstances. And as if that wasn't bad enough, a massive emerald asteroid is on a collision course with Earth and will impact in six-days.
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How would you cope if your husband disappeared? One woman discovers just that in this bestselling domestic thriller debut. Kate and Pete have been the perfect couple ever since they were teenagers. Fifteen years later they have two young daughters, live in a beautiful London townhouse, and seem like they have it all. But one day, Pete leaves for work and never comes home. In a note Kate discovers, he confesses that he’s been unhappy for a long time and that he’s met someone else. Distraught, Kate later learns that he has left everything, including his mobile phone, behind and sets out to learn the truth about her husband’s disappearance. But is she prepared for what she will learn? When nothing is as it seems, who can you trust?“There is a lot to absorb and I soaked it all up like a sponge, round each twist and turn finding myself completely engrossed in the lives of this couple, both together and apart. This is beautifully and cleverly created, different to any other book I’ve read; expertly written—especially for a debut—I was hooked from the first word right up until the very last and it’s one of those novels which has played at the back of my mind ever since.” —Grace J Reviewerlady
How do you hunt a monster when you can’t remember his face? The author of Her Dark Past returns with a new novel of trauma, terror and missing memories . . . Lisa walks in the woods on a regular basis. But this time when she emerges, she is badly injured. Her wedding ring is missing. And her memory of the event is blank. Unsettled, she tells her husband that she was mugged by a young girl but insists he not call the police. It doesn’t take long for fragments of the truth to come back, though, and when Lisa realises that she was assaulted by a man and left to die, she begins to live in fear, seeing threats everywhere she looks. What if he comes back for her—and she doesn’t even recognise him? Even co-workers and neighbours could be suspects . . . Soon, Lisa discovers she is not the only victim and becomes fixated on pursuing the perpetrator. But is she really prepared for the horrifying truth she is about to discover?
Three gritty police procedurals following determined detectives in the north of England, now in one volume. The hard-hitting crime thrillers in this collection include:Dead Cold When an anonymous call sends police to a house in Sheffield, two corpses are discovered, their bodies battered beyond recognition. DI Liz Miller is thrilled to be assigned the high-profile case—and insists on sticking with it even after it’s taken away from her and she’s warned to leave it alone. When it turns out the victims aren’t who the police think they are, the mystery is blown wide open. Will Miller be able to solve the case and save her career, or is this investigation going to be her undoing?Cold Blood DCI Liam Bennet’s ex is part of a film crew looking into a cold case in her home village of Lampton, and she requests that Bennet access police files. He wants no part of it. But then their son asks that he track her down, and Bennet finds that the Lampton locals want him gone—while the film crew are nowhere to be found. Soon, a grim discovery in a nearby lake plunges him into a race against time . . .Cold Heart Liam Bennet has just quit the force to become a private detective, and to his frustration, his first case is a weird petty crime. Meanwhile, his old colleague is working on two murders with pictures of dice found at the scenes. When the detective is attacked on the job, it soon becomes clear that there’s an odd connection between their cases, even though they appear utterly random. Will they be able to identify a pattern—or is their luck about to run out?
“A fantastic read . . . I absolutely loved this book . . . I was hooked.” —Amazon reviewer, five starsHer long-lost love is missing—and obsession with the case could save her or sabotage her, in this gripping new suspense by the author of The Woman Next Door. Natalie is single and carefree, fulfilled by her journalism career, but still she can’t help but wonder what happened to Owen, the one that got away. When she learns that he’s disappeared—and left behind a note that mentions her name—she finds herself pulled back into his life. Compelled by the mystery, her boss encourages her to pursue it, believing it would make a great story. And Natalie’s determination knows no bounds . . . Soon she finds herself thrust into a murky world of money, power, and ruthlessness. But just how far will a search for the truth lead her away from home?
“Gripping . . . hooked me in straight away and I finished this book in less than 2 days . . . really kept me guessing.” —Goodreads reviewer, five stars In this gripping thriller by the author of Don’t Believe Her, one phone call brings a buried horror back to the surface—and upends a family’s life . . . When Sara answers the phone and hears the name Drake Mills, it makes her blood run cold. It is a name from her past. A name she would rather forget. Keeping the call a secret from her husband and her daughter, Marcie, Sara instead decides to confide in someone else from her past, a woman who knows all about Drake Mills. Eventually, Sara is forced to disclose the truth to her husband. What she doesn’t realize is that Marcie senses something is going on with her parents, and when she discovers a book in the attic written by her mother, an account of how she survived a serial killer, it opens a door that Sara preferred to keep firmly locked . . .
As the Paris Commune is destroyed, a Communard searches the embattled city for his missing fiancé in this prize-winning novel: “an astounding epic” (L’Express, FR).
Paris, 1871. The Paris Commune has taken control of the French capitol, but the Communards now face a savage conflict against the French Armed Forces loyal to Versailles in what will come to be known as The Bloody Week. Amid the shrapnel and chaos, while the entire west side of Paris is a field of ruins, a photographer fascinated by the suffering of young women takes “suggestive” photos to sell to a particular clientele.
Then young women begin disappearing, and when a seamstress who volunteers at a first aid station, is counted among the missing, her fiancé—a member of the Commune’s National Guard—scours the city for her. Joined in the search by a Communal security officer, their race against the clock takes them through the shell-shocked streets of Paris, and introduces them to a cast of fascinating characters.
Winner of the French Voices Prize
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