Write a Bestselling Thriller

It takes you on a journey through each component of the thriller, breaking the process down into key factors such as the Hero, the Trigger, the Story, Scenes and Style.

Author: Matthew Branton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444168709

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Write a Bestselling Thriller: Strategies to Get Your Book Published is a step by step guide to putting together an unputdownable narrative. It takes you on a journey through each component of the thriller, breaking the process down into key factors such as the Hero, the Trigger, the Story, Scenes and Style. The whole of the second part is devoted to the publishing process, while the book features hundreds of pratical exercises. There are diagnostic tests, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step) will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.

Before She Disappeared

In BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED, she gives us a crackling mystery, gritty atmosphere and an unforgettable heroine.

Author: Lisa Gardner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473573482

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From the #1 global bestselling author of WHEN YOU SEE ME 'I just read Before She Disappeared in a day and a half. It was that gripping. And Frankie is one of my new favourite characters. Highly recommended!' SHARI LAPENA, author of The End of Her and The Couple Next Door 'Sharply-written, tension-filled yarn full of twists readers are unlikely to see coming.' DAILY MAIL 'Lisa Gardner has always been one of my favourite writers, and this time she truly hits it out of the park. Frankie Elkin is a heroine for the ages, a fierce female Shane who's out to save the world - one missing person at a time.' TESS GERRITSEN _________________________________ A gripping thriller featuring an ordinary woman who will stop at nothing to find the missing people that the rest of the world has forgotten. Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman with more regrets than belongings who spends her life doing what no one else will: searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking. A new case brings Frankie to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood with a rough reputation. She is searching for Angelique Badeau, a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school months earlier. Resistance from the Boston PD and the victim's wary family tells Frankie she's on her own. And she soon learns she's asking questions someone doesn't want answered. But Frankie will stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means the next person to go missing will be her ... _________________________________ 'To read Lisa Gardner is to put yourself in the hands of a master storyteller. In BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED, she gives us a crackling mystery, gritty atmosphere and an unforgettable heroine.' RILEY SAGER, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark _________________________________ Readers love Lisa Gardner's brilliant thrillers: 'A fabulous read with amazing, interesting, complex characters and I was absolutely hooked, from start to finish.' 'Once again Lisa Gardner delivers as one of my favourite crime thriller authors, she creates a complex and magnetic character in Frankie' 'Frankie is a wonderful character, full of grit and personality, and I love her inner monologues so much! I really hope we will get to see more of her in the future!' 'An entertaining and engaging thriller with a great central protagonist that I think many of Gardner's fans and other crime and thriller readers will love.'

Masterclass Write a Bestseller

How to plan, write and publish a bestselling work of fiction Jacq Burns.
THRILLER In thrillers,the thrills are generated by giving the reader plenty to worry
about. The story's hero is usually pitted against a significantly more powerful
enemy, and ...

Author: Jacq Burns

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473600058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE A BOOK WHICH STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD. There is no precise formula for writing a bestseller, but there are secrets, skills and techniques that will dramatically improve your odds of publishing a bestselling novel. Whatever your motivation - whether sick of rejections, getting ready to approach a publisher, or with an idea you think is unbeatable - you need to read this book before you do anything else. It gives you the key insights into what makes a bestseller and explains the trends and conventions of different genres, before helping you get a real handle on the writing (and revising) process. A third of the book is devoted to pitching and selling your novel both to traditional agents and as a self-published author, with incisive and cutting-edge insights into writing for Amazon and becoming an 'authorpreneur'. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Future Bestselling Thriller

If you like to keep notes and think you are a future bestselling thriller author or aspiring writer then this funny thriller writers notebook for authors and literature students is for you.

Author: Creekman Designs

Publisher:

ISBN: 1074344731

Category:

Page: 102

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If you like to keep notes and think you are a future bestselling thriller author or aspiring writer then this funny thriller writers notebook for authors and literature students is for you. The literature journal is a great gift for a thriller writer or literature major. Start writing your thriller with this author journal! Organize yourself and take notes in this author notebook for writers. This simple but effective 100 page notebook journal will help you to keep track of your various notes. Stop missing important information and write down relevant information without wasting time on any clutter. Note tracking becomes more important each day. Do not miss out and organize yourself by keeping notes, so can plan out a more organized life. 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) - Easily fits into a backpack, tote bag or purse. 100 Pages (blank) Matte finish Cover Start journaling now with this memo book for literature teachers or students if you think you have what it takes to be a future bestselling thriller author.

How to Write a Damn Good Thriller

HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD THRILLER will help the aspiring novelist or screenwriter to design, draft, write, and polish a thriller that is sure to grab readers.

Author: James N. Frey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429913630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

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A quick look at any fiction bestseller list reveals that thrillers make up most of the titles at the top. HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD THRILLER will help the aspiring novelist or screenwriter to design, draft, write, and polish a thriller that is sure to grab readers. Frey uses examples from both books and movies and addresses the following hot topics: *Germinal ideas *Breathing life into great thriller characters *Crafting a gripping opening *Maintaining tension *Creating obstacles and conflicts *Writing a mean, lean thriller scene *Adding surprise twists *Building a smashing climax and many more. In his trademark approachable and humorous style, Frey illuminates the building blocks of great thrillers and gives the reader the tools to write his or her own.

Future Bestselling Thriller

This travel-friendly book is perfect for all your writing needs and makes a great gift to any aspiring author, English and literarture major college student as a birthday, graduation and Christmas present.

Author: Writers Block Journals

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 107735102X

Category:

Page: 112

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Write your future bestseller with this college ruled lined notebook/journal. This travel-friendly book is perfect for all your writing needs and makes a great gift to any aspiring author, English and literarture major college student as a birthday, graduation and Christmas present.

The Healthy Writer

I'm Joanna Penn, New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author (
under J.F.Penn), non-fiction writer, podcaster and international speaker. I make
my living from my writing and most of my days are spent creating words on the
page ...

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Curl Up Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: PKEY:6610000094691

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 330

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Do you suffer from physical pain relating to your writing life? Are you struggling with back pain, weight gain related to sedentary working, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, neck pain, eye strain, stress, loneliness, digestive issues, or Repetitive Strain Injury? These are the most common issues reported by writers and if you struggle with any of them, you are not alone. Writing is not a physically healthy job, but if you want a long-term writing career, then you need to look after your body. I've been through my own pain journey over the last six years. I used to get crippling migraines that sent me to a dark room, and back pain so bad that I couldn't sleep, as well as stress levels so high that I wasn't able to breathe normally. Now, my back pain, migraines and RSI have almost gone completely, and I manage my writing life in a far healthier way than ever before. I share my personal journey and insights with you in this book. My co-author is Dr Euan Lawson, who shares his insights into how we can reduce pain, improve health and build a writing career for the long term. The book covers: Introduction and survey results from 1200 writers 7 Reasons why writing is great for your health Part 1: The Unhealthy Writer Stress, anxiety, burnout Back, neck and shoulder pain Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) A personal journey to a pain-free back Writing with chronic pain Sedentary life and inactivity Sleep problems/ insomnia Eye strain, headaches, and migraine A personal story of headaches and migraine Loneliness and isolation Weight gain or weight loss Joanna's Letter to Sugar Digestive issues and IBS A personal journey through IBS with FODMAP Mood and mental health Riding the Waves: Writing with depression Alcohol - the good, the bad, and the ugly Coffee and caffeine Supplements, substances, and nootropics Part 2: The Healthy Writer Improve your workspace Sort out your sleep Sort out your diet From fat to fit Sort out your back Lessons learned about writing from yoga How to use dictation for a healthier writing life The active writer mindset Strategies for the sofa-bound The active writer: Three golden rules The running writer: Three rookie mistakes Lessons learned about writing from walking a double ultra-marathon Find a community Build wellbeing with mindfulness Develop healthy habits for the long-term Conclusion: It's your turn. Choose life! It's time to be a healthy writer!

Fair Warning

THIS IS CONNELLY AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS' MAIL ON SUNDAY * * * * Jack McEvoy is a reporter with a track record in finding killers. But he's never been accused of being one himself. Jack went on one date with Tina Portrero.

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409199106

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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HOW DO YOU FIND A KILLER WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU? THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'AS EXCITING AS ANYTHING CONNELLY HAS WRITTEN' THE TIMES 'UTTERLY COMPELLING ... THIS IS CONNELLY AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS' MAIL ON SUNDAY * * * * Jack McEvoy is a reporter with a track record in finding killers. But he's never been accused of being one himself. Jack went on one date with Tina Portrero. The next thing he knows, the police are at his house telling Jack he's a suspect in her murder. Maybe it's because he doesn't like being accused of a crime he didn't commit. Or maybe it's because the method of her murder is so chilling that he can't get it out of his head. But as he uses his journalistic skills to open doors closed to the police, Jack walks a thin line between suspect and detective - between investigation and obsession - on the trail of a killer who knows his victims better than they know themselves... Riveting, original and terrifying - this masterpiece from Michael Connelly is the best thriller you will read this summer. * * * * * CRIME DOESN'T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY. 'One of the very best writers working today in any genre' Sunday Telegraph 'The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation' Ian Rankin 'Crime thriller writing of the highest order' Guardian 'A superb natural storyteller' Lee Child 'A master' Stephen King 'A genius' Independent on Sunday 'America's greatest living crime writer' Daily Express 'No one writes a better modern thriller than Connelly' Evening Standard

The Story Grid

“Well, I wrote it, but then I didn't like it, so I cut it,” she said. I explained that it was
fine to do the scene differently, but without it, the book wouldn't work. “That's not
true, I read THE LATEST THRILLER BESTSELLER BY A BESTSELLING ...

Author: Shawn Coyne

Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC

ISBN: 9781936891368

Category: Reference

Page: 344

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WHAT IS THE STORY GRID? The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It's like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what's not. The Story Grid breaks down the component parts of stories to identify the problems. And finding the problems in a story is almost as difficult as the writing of the story itself (maybe even more difficult). The Story Grid is a tool with many applications: 1. It will tell a writer if a Story ?works? or ?doesn't work. 2. It pinpoints story problems but does not emotionally abuse the writer, revealing exactly where a Story (not the person creating the Story'the Story) has failed. 3. It will tell the writer the specific work necessary to fix that Story's problems. 4. It is a tool to re-envision and resuscitate a seemingly irredeemable pile of paper stuck in an attic drawer. 5. It is a tool that can inspire an original creation.

Writing a Killer Thriller

Whether your planning your first novel or revising your fouth, you'll discover lots of concrete ideas here for taking your fiction up a level or two, captivating readers, and gaining fans.

Author: Jodie Renner

Publisher: Jodie Renner

ISBN: 099370042X

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 196

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ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES FOR SUPERCHARGING YOUR STORIES! Respected editor Jodie Renner offers indispensable advice for creating fast-paced, compelling fiction. Whether you're planning your first novel or revising your fourth, you'll discover lots of concrete ideas here for taking your fiction up a level or two, entertaining your readers, gaining fans, and creating buzz. Both published and aspiring authors of suspense-thrillers and other fast-paced, popular fiction will find these tips indispensable for plotting your story, creating compelling characters, writing a gripping opening, designing suspenseful scenes, picking up the pace, ramping up the tension and intrigue, revising for power, and creating a page-turner that sells. PRAISE FOR WRITING A KILLER THRILLER "Finally, someone who understands the thriller! More than ever, an author must also be his own best editor, and Jodie Renner is there to help. Writing a Killer Thriller should be on every thriller writer's desk. It breaks down the thriller into its must-have component parts to write a scintillating, edge-of-the-seat novel that will get readers buzzing and sales flowing." ROBERT DUGONI, New York Times bestselling author of The Jury Master and Murder One "Writing is hard, editing harder, and self-editing almost impossible. Writing a Killer Thriller demystifies each of these steps on the road to a published manuscript. Read this book. It will help you now and for many years to come." DP LYLE, award-winning author of many nonfiction and fiction books "Writing a Killer Thriller by Jodie Renner is an in-depth journey through each component of the thriller. Renner breaks down the process into key elements, each essential to keeping the reader turning those pages. From character development to building suspense, Writing a Killer Thriller should be on the desk of every thriller author out there. A staple for the beginner, a refresher for the pro." JOE MOORE, #1 Amazon and international bestselling co-author of The Blade, The Shield, and The Phoenix Apostles A companion guide to this one, Jodie's FIRE UP YOUR FICTION - An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Stories, is available in both e-book and trade paperback.

Now Write Mysteries

The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno- thrillers, cozies, and everything in between-featuring never-before- published personal writing exercises from some of today's bestselling and award-winning mystery writers.

Author: Sherry Ellis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101553763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno- thrillers, cozies, and everything in between-featuring never-before- published personal writing exercises from some of today's bestselling and award-winning mystery writers. Now Write! Mysteries, the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing guide series, brings together numerous bestselling authors-including winners of and nominees for the Edgar, Hugo, and Shamus awards,-for the definitive guide to writing mysteries, thrillers, and suspense stories. Now Write! Mysteries teaches you everything you've ever wanted to know about crafting a page-turning mystery-from creating a believable detective hero (or terrifying villain), to using real-life cutting-edge investigative techniques to bring your story to life-with practical exercises taken directly from the pros: Discover the best techniques for seamlessly integrating action into your story with John Lutz, New York Times-bestselling author of Urge to Kill, Night Kills, and Serial. Learn how to fine-tune your sense of place and setting with Louise Penny, New York Times-bestselling author of the Armand Gamache mysteries. Take advice from Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and writer/producer for Law & Order, on how to compose a scene that lives up to your character's backstory. Let Marcia Talley, Agatha- and Anthony-winning author of the Hannah Ives mysteries, show you how to build a memorable, engaging detective. (Hint: It's not about making him flawless.) Others included are: Simon Brett, Hallie Ephron, Meg Gardiner, Peter James, Christopher G. Moore, Michael Sears, and many others. No other mystery-writing guide offers the road tested wisdom of so many award-winners and bestselling authors in one place.

First Thrills Volume 1

From small-town crime stories to sweeping global conspiracies, this is a cross section of today's hottest thriller-writing talent. This original collection is now split into four e-book volumes, packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem!

Author: Lee Child

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429948982

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. From small-town crime stories to sweeping global conspiracies, this is a cross section of today's hottest thriller-writing talent. This original collection is now split into four e-book volumes, packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem! First Thrills: Volume 1 contains stories six original stories by: Lee Child Michael Palmer and Daniel James Palmer Karen Dionne J.T. Ellison Ryan Brown Rip Gerber Sean Michael Bailey At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Kingdom

'I read The Kingdom and couldn't put it down...suspenseful...original...this one is special in every way' STEPHEN KING, INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER *A THE TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR* Jo Nesbo, author of the number one bestselling Harry Hole ...

Author: Jo Nesbo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473559943

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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'I read The Kingdom and couldn't put it down...suspenseful...original...this one is special in every way' STEPHEN KING, INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER *A THE TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR* Jo Nesbo, author of the number one bestselling Harry Hole series, is back with a tense and atmospheric thriller about two brothers bound together by dark secrets. When Roy and Carl's parents die suddenly, sixteen-year-old Roy is left as protector to his impulsive younger brother. But when Carl decides to travel the world in search of his fortune, Roy stays behind in their sleepy village, satisfied with his peaceful life as a mechanic. Some years later, Carl returns with his charismatic new wife, Shannon - an architect. They are full of exciting plans to build a spa hotel on their family land. Carl wants not only to make the brothers rich but the rest of the village, too. It's only a matter of time before what begins as a jubilant homecoming sparks off a series of events that threaten to derail everything Roy holds dear, as long-buried family secrets begin to rise to the surface... The Kingdom is a simmering and complex thriller full of unexpected twists, devastating family legacies and an ever growing body count. _________________________ PRAISE FOR THE KINGDOM: 'The Kingdom is a stunning novel from a storyteller with few equals' Daily Express 'Jo Nesbo remains the king of Scandicrime' Financial Times 'A stunning novel' Daily Mirror 'A sombre delight. There are shades of a Nordic Ripley, or maybe Virginia Andrews on aquavit. Choose your poison' The Times 'The latest stand-alone from the chronicler of Inspector Harry Hole puts all the murky, violent twists on brotherly love that you'd expect from this leading exponent of Nordic noir...' Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) ________________________ READERS LOVE THE KINGDOM: ***** 'Intriguing, mysterious, full of suspense and as twisty as one of the roads up to The Kingdom' Netgalley reader ***** 'A gripping read... once it all starts to fall into place you can't put the book down!' Netgalley reader ***** 'To say I couldn't put it down is an understatement... One of my favourite books this year' Netgalley reader ***** 'A great read with plenty of twists and surprises...my book of the year so far' Netgalley reader

You Are Not Alone

'The plot is ingenious, and the writing as clever and tantalising as ever' Daily Mail From Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the authors of the top ten bestseller The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl, comes You Are Not Alone – a ...

Author: Greer Hendricks

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529010794

Category: Fiction

Page:

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'The plot is ingenious, and the writing as clever and tantalising as ever' Daily Mail From Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the authors of the top ten bestseller The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl, comes You Are Not Alone – a gripping novel about a group of women who appear to have the perfect lives, but all is not what it seems . . . You probably know someone like Shay Miller. She wants to find love, but it eludes her. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong, but her life is becoming increasingly isolated. You probably don’t know anyone like the Moore sisters. They have an unbreakable circle of friends. They live a life of glamour and perfection. They always get what they desire. Shay thinks she wants their life. But what they really want is hers.

I Follow You

From the number one bestselling author, Peter James, comes I Follow You, a nerve-shredding standalone thriller.

Author: Peter James

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509816293

Category: Fiction

Page:

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From the number one bestselling author, Peter James, comes I Follow You, a nerve-shredding standalone thriller. To the outside world, suave, charming and confident doctor Marcus Valentine has it all. A loving wife, three kids, a great job. But there’s something missing, there always has been. . . . or rather, someone . . . Driving to work one morning, his mind elsewhere and not on the road, he almost mows down a female jogger on a crossing. As she runs on, Marcus is transfixed. Infatuated. She is the spitting image of a girl he was crazy about in his teens. A girl he has never been able to get out of his mind. Lynette had dumped him harshly. For years he has fantasized about seeing her again and rekindling their flame. Might that jogger possibly be her all these years later? Could this be the most incredible coincidence? Despite all his attempts to resist, he is consumed by cravings for this woman. And when events take a tragically unexpected turn, his obsession threatens to destroy both their worlds. But still he won’t stop. Can’t stop.

When You See Me

' 'I honestly cannot recommend this book enough.' 'Riveting and thrilling at times, this was a grippingly good read.' 'This is my first read of Lisa Gardner and what a great read.

Author: Lisa Gardner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473573475

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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FROM THE INTERNATIONAL #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR ____________________ A body is found in the hills - but the truth still lies buried... In a small town in the Deep South, Flora Dane is part of a task force committed to hunting down every last trace of notorious serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. As his last victim, imprisoned by Ness in a small box for over a year, she knew him better than most. Even after his death, his evil still lingers. But this is the kind of town that doesn't take kindly to strangers asking questions. The kind of town where dark secrets lurk just beneath the surface. The kind of town she might not leave alive. ____________________ Featuring Detective D.D. Warren and FBI Special Agent Kimberley Quincy ____________________ 'A string of murders, a crack FBI team and a voiceless girl desperate for revenge - this twist-a-minute thriller has it all.' KARIN SLAUGHTER 'A twisty-turny psycho-thriller with a plot and characters that won't let you go. Lisa Gardner is at the top of her game!' KATHY REICHS 'When You See Me is another rocket-fuel-propelled thriller from Lisa Gardner. This culmination of her great talents . . . starts out chillingly intimate and explodes into a sky-high denouement that will leave you breathless.' GREGG HURWITZ ____________________ Readers love WHEN YOU SEE ME: 'I haven't read a Lisa Gardner book in a while, I will go searching to see what I have missed. What a book! I was totally gripped and read it in one go.' 'A fantastic nail biting read' 'When it comes to writing a tense, fast paced, gripping and unputdownable thrillers, Lisa Gardner has few rivals.' 'Psychological twists and turns abound making this a taut thriller to read' 'A wonderfully realised psycho-thriller of the highest order.' 'Unmissable and unputdownable - When You See Me demands to be read in one sitting.' 'This story had me experiencing a whole spectrum of emotions from shock and horror to breathless anticipation.' 'I just swallowed this whole.' 'The suspense and thrill throughout the book was absolutely stunning! The twists and turns kept me awake all night' 'The first book I have read in the series but it is perfect as a standalone, though it does make me want to read the previous books in the series.' 'A fast-paced, page-turning thriller' 'A fast paced read with chilling moments that will give you goosebumps and keep you on the edge of your seat for many moments.' 'I honestly cannot recommend this book enough.' 'Riveting and thrilling at times, this was a grippingly good read.' 'This is my first read of Lisa Gardner and what a great read. I can see that I have been missing out so will have to put that right' 'Incredible penmanship with a tendency to keep a reader hooked. So excited for people to read this!' 'I loved this!' 'I will certainly be going back and reading the books in the series.' 'This is an excellent novel and I highly recommend this to other readers' 'It starts well and finishes even better!' 'There was barely time to pause for breath reading this!' 'This author is unrivalled in the genre in my opinion.'

How I Write

In a handbook for aspiring writers, the best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels answers important questions about how she comes up with her plots, the creation of memorable characters, what the life of a full-time writer is like, ...

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

ISBN: 0312354282

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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In a handbook for aspiring writers, the best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels answers important questions about how she comes up with her plots, the creation of memorable characters, what the life of a full-time writer is like, what prospective writers need to know about the publishing industry, how to deal with rejection, and more. Original. 350,000 first printing.

The End of Her

Then a woman from his past arrives and makes a horrifying allegation about his first wife. He always claimed her death was an accident - but she says it was murder. He insists he's innocent, that this is nothing but a blackmail attempt.

Author: Shari Lapena

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473574441

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'The queen of the one-sit read' Linwood Barclay 'Shari Lapena is one of the best thriller writers in the business' Steve Cavanagh 'I tore through it. It kept me on my toes throughout and the ending was just fantastic. Really tense!' Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange ___ It starts with a shocking accusation . . . Stephanie and Patrick are recently married, with new-born twins. While Stephanie struggles with the disorienting effects of sleep deprivation, there's one thing she knows for certain - she has everything she ever wanted. Then a woman from his past arrives and makes a horrifying allegation about his first wife. He always claimed her death was an accident - but she says it was murder. He insists he's innocent, that this is nothing but a blackmail attempt. But is Patrick telling the truth? Or has Stephanie made a terrible mistake? How will it end? ___ Readers are obsessed with The End of Her: ***** 'Insidious danger, and rapidly advancing tension . . . I was so hooked.' ***** 'I was totally enthralled in this story and it kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat! ***** 'This author is fast becoming one of my very favourites. Her writing really grips you and not a single sentence is wasted.' COMING SOON the brand-new unputdownable thriller: NOT A HAPPY FAMILY ***AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW***

The Searcher

Rather she's simply this: a truly great writer' GILLIAN FLYNN 'French offers a masterclass in unreliability' SUNDAY TIMES 'I'm a big fan of Tana French' IAN RANKIN 'The Wych Elm should cement French's place in the first rank of great ...

Author: Tana French

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241990117

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A DISAPPEARANCE. A SMALL TOWN. A QUESTION THAT NEEDS ANSWERING... 'One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt's The Secret History' THE TIMES ----------------------------------------------------------- Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a remote Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force, and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But then a local kid comes looking for his help. His brother has gone missing, and no one, least of all the police, seems to care. Cal wants nothing to do with any kind of investigation, but somehow he can't make himself walk away. Soon Cal will discover that even in the most idyllic small town, secrets lie hidden, people aren't always what they seem, and trouble can come calling at his door. Our greatest living mystery writer weaves a masterful tale of breath-taking beauty and suspense, asking how we decide what's right and wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we risk if we fail. ----------------------------------------------------------- WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT TANA FRENCH 'An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully written mystery' SOPHIE HANNAH 'To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she's simply this: a truly great writer' GILLIAN FLYNN 'French offers a masterclass in unreliability' SUNDAY TIMES 'I'm a big fan of Tana French' IAN RANKIN 'The Wych Elm should cement French's place in the first rank of great literary novelists' OBSERVER 'This book confirms Tana French as [crime fiction's] biggest contemporary star' GUARDIAN 'Terrific - terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent' STEPHEN KING 'Completely, indescribably magnificent. Tana French is a pure genius' MARIAN KEYES 'An audacious departure for this immensely talented author . . . not to be missed' THE NEW YORK TIMES 'Immersive and atmospheric ... Cal and Trey could very well be the new sort of heroes we need in this strange world' ARAMINTA HALL 'The Searcher is its own kind of masterpiece' THE WASHINGTON POST 'This mystery about family, memory and the cracks in both will haunt you for a long, long time' ERIN KELLY 'Nuanced and compelling' THE NEW YORKER 'With a tension that mounts inexorably throughout, French creates a world whose characters stay with you long after the book is finished. I didn't want it to end' HARRIET TYCE 'This is a tour de force of suspense and storytelling. Comes closer to perfection than anything I've read in the last decade' SARAH HILARY 'A tale of flawed characters, complex relationships and elusive loyalties. Subtle and powerful' CHRIS HAMMER