Discover a world full of books!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
From The Shadows - An addictive completely gripping crime thriller - cover

From The Shadows - An addictive completely gripping crime thriller

Neil White

Publisher: Hera Books

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

He watches. He waits.He kills. 
 

 
24-year-old Mary Kendricks is a vivacious young teacherliving in the quiet Northern town of Highford, her beauty turning headswherever she goes. But when she catches the eye of Robert Carter, initial flatteryquickly turns dangerous. Wherever she goes, Carter is not far behind and Mary soonbecomes stifled by his attention, telling friends of her fears that he’sgetting too close.
 

 
And then Mary’s body is discovered, stabbed to death in herown bedroom.
 

 
The case quickly garners the attention of the press, allbaying for Carter’s blood. It’s the case no lawyer wants to touch – untilcriminal defence lawyer Dan Grant, aided by investigator Jayne Brett, agrees torepresent Carter.
 

 
While Robert Carter admits to being at her house when ithappened – the bloody fingerprint on her wall placing him at the scene – heinsists he is innocent of her death. The police believe they’ve got their man,but as they delve further into the investigation, Grant and Brett think thedetectives might be looking in the wrong place – leaving the real murderer towalk free.
 

 
In order to catch a killer before another victim isdiscovered, Brett and Grant need to risk everything. Including their own lives…
 

 
Thisunputdownable, race-against-time legal crime thriller will hook you until thevery last page. If you like Angela Marsons, Val McDermid or John Grisham, thenyou won’t want to miss this book.
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

Other books that might interest you

  • Murder Served Cold - cover

    Murder Served Cold

    Eric Brown

    • 1
    • 7
    • 0
    The theft of a painting takes crime-writer sleuth Donald Langham to a country house full of seething tensions, resentment and dark secrets. 
    
    
    
    November, 1956. Lord Elsmere, an old friend of Donald Langham’s literary agent, Charles Elder, is in a pickle – his favourite painting, a Gainsborough, has been stolen from under his nose. What’s more, there’s no evidence of a break-in. The family heirloom was recently re-insured for a hefty price, and Elsmere is struggling financially. Could he have staged the theft, or was it taken by one of the guests?
    
    
    
    Old Major Rutherford, evasive beauty Rebecca Miles, Dutch war hero Patrick Verlinden, Elsmere’s son Dudley Mariner and his statuesque sculpture fiancée, Esmeralda Bellamy, are all guests at the manor. But who would steal the painting, and why?
    
    
    
    Private investigators Langham and Ralph Ryland take on the case and soon uncover seething animosities, jealousy, secrets and deception, before events take a shocking turn…
    Show book
  • An Impartial Witness - A Bess Crawford Mystery - cover

    An Impartial Witness - A Bess...

    Charles Todd

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    “Todd’s novels are known for compelling plotting with a thoughtful whodunit aspect, rich characterization, evocative prose, and haunting atmosphere.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch 
    “Readers who can’t get enough of [Jacqueline Winspear’s] Maisie Dobbs…are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford.”—New York Times Book Review 
    To great critical acclaim, author Charles Todd introduced protagonist Bess Crawford in A Duty to the Dead. The dedicated World War I nurse returns in An Impartial Witness, and finds herself in grave peril when a moral obligation makes her the inadvertent target of a killer. As hauntingly evocative as Todd’s award-winning, New York Times bestselling Ian Rutledge novels, An Impartial Witness transports readers to a dark time of war and involves us in murder, intrigue, and the fascinating affairs of a truly unforgettable cast of characters.
    Show book
  • Palindrome - cover

    Palindrome

    Stuart Woods

    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
    Palindrome 
    When both your past and future spell fear. 
    Award-winning author Stuart Woods has crafted a masterful novel no reader will soon forget. For years, Liz Barwick has been battered by her brutal husband, a famous pro football player. This time it takes an emergency room to keep her from death. Now the beautiful and talented photographer retreats to an island paradise off Georgia’s coast to find solitude—and herself. 
    As she becomes increasingly involved with the strange and handsome twin scions of the powerful Drummond family, she feels her traumatic memories begin to fade. But when a killer launches a series of gruesome murders, Liz discovers that there is no place to hide—not even in her lover's arms.
    Show book
  • Murder in Georgetown - cover

    Murder in Georgetown

    Margaret Truman

    • 1
    • 13
    • 0
    The author of Murdered at the FBI delivers a political thriller that “ends with several bangs. It may be deemed the best of Truman’s bestsellers” (Publishers Weekly).   When the corpse of a young woman is found floating down Washington’s C&O Canal, everyone is shocked to learn the victim is none other than Valerie Frolich—a senator’s daughter, Georgetown graduate, and a rising star in the cutthroat world of investigative journalism.  Washington Post reporter Joe Potamos is good at unearthing the skeletons in the nation’s capital, so when he’s assigned the Frolich story, he immediately senses this case is rife with secrets. As he digs further to uncover the truth about Valerie’s death, it soon becomes apparent someone wanted the young, beautiful reporter dead.   And when Joe’s search reveals an evil labyrinth of intrigue involving murder, bribery, kidnapping, and even international espionage, he’ll have to race to find Valerie’s killer—before his own life is snuffed out. “Truman[’s] . . . murder mysteries . . . evoke brilliantly the Washington she knows so well.” —The Houston Post   “Truman does it again!” —United Press International  
    Show book
  • The Temptation of Forgiveness - A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery - cover

    The Temptation of Forgiveness -...

    Donna Leon

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    All of Donna Leon’s recent Brunetti books have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List. Leon’s latest, Earthly Remains, debuted at #12. 2016’s The Waters of Eternal Youth reached #10, and her previous book, Falling in Love, debuted at #5 in hardcover fiction, her highest debut ever. By Its Cover and The Golden Egg, books 22 and 23, both reached #7.
    
     
    
    Earthly Remains was also an Amazon Best Book of the Month (Mystery) and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
    
    
    
    Leon recently appeared on the cover of Mystery Scene, for which she provided an in-depth interview in support of the US publication of Earthly Remains.
    
    
    
    Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries have sold more than two million copies in North America.
    
    
    
    In recent years Donna Leon’s sales and critical esteem have only risen. These are fantastic books that just keep getting better.
    
    
    
    Donna Leon has been named one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers of all time by both Time and the Times of London.
    
    
    
    Leon has fans everywhere; Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a close friend and supporter, and both Hillary Clinton and R.L. Stine named Leon as a favorite writer in the New York Times Book Review’s “By the Book” section.
    Show book
  • Murder Takes a Turn - A British country house mystery - cover

    Murder Takes a Turn - A British...

    Eric Brown

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    A country house weekend in rural Cornwall ends in murder and mayhem for crime-writer sleuth Donald Langham and his wife Maria.“It’s time to let bygones be bygones. Water under the bridge, right? What happened … happened a long time ago.”When Langham’s literary agent receives a cryptic letter inviting him to spend the weekend at the grand Cornish home of successful novelist Denbigh Connaught, Charles Elder seems reluctant to attend. What really happened between Elder and Connaught during the summer of 1917, nearly forty years before – and why has it had such a devastating effect on Charles?Accompanying his agent to Connaught House, Langham and his wife Maria discover that Charles is not the only one to have received a letter. But why has Denbigh Connaught gathered together a group of people who each bear him a grudge?When a body is discovered in Connaught’s study, the ensuing investigation uncovers dark secrets that haunt the past of each and every guest – including Charles Elder himself …
    Show book