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

View: 452

DOWNLOAD →

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.

Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays

Ofcourse, the 'Serial KillerThriller' also fallsunder 'Crime' butis sofrequently
asubject matter that it deserves a section ofits own. • THE SERIAL
KILLERTHRILLER. Often takingthethriller genre towards horror, theserial killer
thriller frequently ...

Author: Lucy V. Hay

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842439722

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 211

DOWNLOAD →

Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays has the lowdown not only on getting your thriller feature script on the page, but getting it in front of producers and investors. From premise to resolution, Lucy V. Hay guides you through the craft of thriller writing, citing classic thrillers such as Psycho, The Shining, The Sixth Sense and Fatal Attraction and lesser-known gems like Red Eye, Desperate Measures, Impostor and Deviation. The book also considers how the screenplay might be sold to investors, looking at high concept ideas, pitching, packaging and the realities of film finance. Lucy V. Hay asks: what is flight vs. fight? What is the difference between horror and thriller? What are the different sub genres of thriller? What part do actors play in film finance? How can limited locations create new opportunities in storytelling and financing? Why is the lone protagonist so in demand? Why are female characters so popular in thriller? And much, much more... 'Really hones in on the specific genre of thrillers with expertise' - Write So Fluid 'A must-read for any writer, producer or director looking to create (or in the process of creating) a thriller production. It could also be immensely useful for those generally curious about the genre or looking to learn more' - Film Doctor 'This book should form part of the armoury for any screenplay writers bookshelf' - Stephen Hall Check out Lucy V. Hay's other screenwriting books: Writing & Selling Drama Screenplays and Writing Diverse Characters for Fiction, Film and TV

Crime and Thriller Writing

The best example I can think of from the world of crime fiction is in the wonderful
Thomas Harris novel, The Silence of the Lambs. The SWAT team have the killer
cornered and are approaching his house. At the same time, Clarice Starling has ...

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472529657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 281

DOWNLOAD →

Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by bestselling crime writers: Mark Billingham, S.J. Bolton, Alafair Burke, Lee Child, N. J. Cooper, Meg Gardiner, Tess Gerritsen, Sophie Hannah, Jim Kelly, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds, Alex McBride, Val McDermid, Dreda Say Mitchell, Sara Paretsky, Jill Paton Walsh, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, S. J. Rozan, Guy Saville, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Dana Stabenow, Andrew Taylor, Charles Todd and Laura Wilson. PART 3 contains practical advice--from shaping plots and exploring your characters to the meaning of writer's block, the power of the rewrite, and how to find an agent when your novel is complete.

Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies

(For example, in 2013, blue jackets seemed very popular.) Of course you don't
want your, say, serial killer thriller, to look like every other serial killer thriller out
there – that's a signal to book buyers that your book isn't very special or unique.

Author: George Green

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118910405

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 289

DOWNLOAD →

Turn your aspirations into reality. Want to take that idea or rough draft and turn it into a brilliant novel? Writing a Novel & Getting Published For Dummies, 2nd Edition, provides you with concept-to-contract advice you need to get it done. Our author team ? a creative writing lecturer (and published author) and a top literary agent ? provide you with the tools to tell your story with skill and the industry advice you need to approach agents and publishers with confidence. Thoroughly updated to provide an overview of a changing industry, Writing a Novel & Getting Published For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also provides timely advice on digital- and self-publishing options available to authors while focusing on the importance of a well-crafted manuscript. Discover how to: Find a good agent Prepare for publication Trouble-shoot and edit your work Self-publish Negotiate a deal

Hope to Die

CROSS YOUR HEART AND . . . HOPE TO DIE A gripping serial killer thriller, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and M. J. Arlidge. There was a hate in this killer.

Author: David Jackson

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 9781785761096

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 608

DOWNLOAD →

CROSS YOUR HEART AND . . . HOPE TO DIE A gripping serial killer thriller, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and M. J. Arlidge. There was a hate in this killer. A thirst for obliteration rather than a mere desire to end a life . . . A brutal murder takes place in the grounds of a Liverpool cathedral. A killer is on the loose, driven by a chilling rage. The victim: the last person you'd expect to be subjected to such terrible violence. Can DS Nathan Cody crack the case before another innocent is chosen? ----- PRAISE FOR DAVID JACKSON 'Recalls Harlan Coben though for my money Jackson is the better writer' Guardian 'Cody is up there with the best in every sense . . . A thrilling series opener' Weekend Sport 'A harrowing page-turner from a writer who seems to know your darkest fears. Terrific!' David Mark 'One heck of a story' Joanna Cannon, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep 'Very slick and very clever' Mel Sherratt

A Tapping at My Door

And then the killer strikes again, and Cody realises the threat isn't to the people of Liverpool after all - it's to the police. PRAISE FOR A TAPPING AT MY DOOR 'Cody is up there with the best in every sense . . .

Author: David Jackson

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 9781785761058

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 220

DOWNLOAD →

A deadly game of cat and mouse - and the police aren't the ones doing the hunting. A gripping new serial killer thriller from the bestselling author of Cry Baby When police are called to a murder scene in the Liverpool suburbs, even the most jaded officers are disturbed by what they find. DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case. But the police have no leads, except the body of the bird - and the victim's missing eyes. And then the killer strikes again, and Cody realises the threat isn't to the people of Liverpool after all - it's to the police. PRAISE FOR A TAPPING AT MY DOOR 'Cody is up there with the best in every sense . . . A thrilling series opener' Weekend Sport 'A harrowing page-turner from a writer who seems to know your darkest fears. Terrific!' David Mark, bestselling author of Dark Winter 'The Liverpool setting makes for an interesting change, the characters are well drawn and the plot builds to a taut and tense conclusion. In all, a worthy addition to the annals of British detective fiction'The Sydney Morning Herald 'The best crime fiction novel I've read. It's an outstanding book, and it's one that I am going to be recommending to everybody' Book Addict Shaun 'A deliciously dark and compelling investigation . . . a well-executed thriller, with plenty of scope and a firm foundation for a projected series' Raven Crime Reads 'I was sucked in and had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. At other points, I just couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Jackson's writing is flawless' Rebecca Bradley, Murder Down to A Tea

Captivate Your Readers

Then this book is for you. Today’s readers want to put aside their cares and chores and lose themselves in an absorbing story. This book shows you how to provide the emotional involvement and immediacy readers crave in fiction.

Author: Jodie Renner

Publisher: Cobalt Books

ISBN: 9780993700415

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 800

DOWNLOAD →

Are you looking for concrete, effective ways to bring your fiction to life for readers, so they feel they’re right there with the characters? And they stay up until the wee hours eagerly turning the pages? Then this book is for you. Today’s readers want to put aside their cares and chores and lose themselves in an absorbing story. This book shows you how to provide the emotional involvement and immediacy readers crave in fiction. This third editor’s guide to writing compelling fiction by multi-award-winning author Jodie Renner provides specific advice, with examples, for hooking readers on page one and immersing them in your story world. And like Renner’s other guides, it’s presented in a concise, reader-friendly format for busy writers, and you can pick and choose among the topics to suit your current questions and needs. It’s all about engaging readers through techniques such as using deep point of view, showing instead of telling, avoiding author intrusions, creating dialogue that’s real and riveting, and basically stepping back as the author and letting the characters tell the story.

The Art of Death

'Written with a clear grasp of social media, the story simply bristles with invention - though it is not for the faint hearted' - Daily Mail 'You couldn't ask for a more assured if startlingly graphic and gory debut' - Irish Independent ...

Author: David Fennell

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 9781838773465

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 266

DOWNLOAD →

AN INTENSELY CREEPY SERIAL KILLER THRILLER DEBUT, FOR FANS OF CHRIS CARTER, M. W. CRAVEN AND THE WHISPER MAN. London's latest art installation is a real killer . . . An underground artist leaves three glass cabinets in Trafalgar Square that contain a gruesome installation: the corpses of three homeless men. With the artist promising more to follow, newly-promoted Detective Inspector Grace Archer and her caustic DS, Harry Quinn, must race against time to follow what few clues have been left by a savvy killer. As more bodies are exhibited at London landmarks and live streamed on social media, Archer and Quinn's pursuit of the elusive killer becomes a desperate search. But when Archer discovers that the killer might be closer than she originally thought - she realises that he has his sights set firmly on her . . . He is creating a masterpiece. And she will be the star of his show. ****AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW****

Her Last Breath

A gripping new detective series set in Brighton for readers who enjoy Peter James' Roy Grace series.

Author: Alison Belsham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409182689

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 918

DOWNLOAD →

A gripping new detective series set in Brighton for readers who enjoy Peter James' Roy Grace series. When a young woman is attacked and left fighting to survive in hospital, the police are pulled into a race against time to save her life. But just 24 hours later, she dies and a deadly tattoo is discovered on her body. And when another young woman disappears, Detective Francis Sullivan and his team fear a serial killer walks the streets of Brighton. His team identify a suspect, Alex Mullins, son of Francis's lover, Marni. Can Francis forget their shared past and save the next victim before it is too late?

Rattle

Set in London's Blackheath, Rattle by Fiona Cummins explores the seam of darkness that runs through us all; the struggle between light and shadow, redemption and revenge. It is a glimpse into the mind of a sinister psychopath.

Author: Fiona Cummins

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509812288

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 950

DOWNLOAD →

The No.1 Bestselling debut by Fiona Cummins. A serial killer to chill your bones A psychopath more frightening than Hannibal Lecter. He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he's just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family's macabre museum. Now the time has come to add to his collection. He is ready to feed his obsession, and he is on the hunt. Jakey Frith and Clara Foyle have something in common. They have what he needs. What begins is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between the sinister collector, Jakey's father and Etta Fitzroy, a troubled detective investigating a spate of abductions. Set in London's Blackheath, Rattle by Fiona Cummins explores the seam of darkness that runs through us all; the struggle between light and shadow, redemption and revenge. It is a glimpse into the mind of a sinister psychopath. And it's also a story about not giving up hope when it seems that all hope is already lost. 'It's a rare debut that has this much polish. Harrowing and horrifying, head and shoulders above most of the competition' - Val McDermid, author of the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series.

Abel s Revenge A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller Like No Other

This is a story about a city. As with all others, it's a place of violence. There are murderers, and they live among us. This is also a tale about a couple -- sometimes friends, occasionally lovers, but always partners.

Author: Ross Greenwood

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1977043550

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 368

DOWNLOAD →

This is a story about a city. As with all others, it's a place of violence. There are murderers, and they live among us. This is also a tale about a couple -- sometimes friends, occasionally lovers, but always partners. Dan and Olivia are fighting modern battles; the ones parents have over a lack of money, time or peace. An escalating serial killer terrifies the streets and homes. The body count rises as their relationship crumbles. Society reveals its dark side, and no one is safe. Dan and Olivia experience this first-hand as danger closes in. Will Abel's reign of terror ever end? Who will live, and who will die? What readers are saying about Abel's Revenge: "A thrilling ride told with humour." "Pure entertainment." "Cain killed Abel, and he was forgotten. Now he's back and no one's safe." " After five short chapters, I'd said wow, raised my eyebrows, and laughed out loud twice." "Wow, don't miss this." "I didn't expect THAT!" Praise for Ross's previous books: "I recommend this to everyone, one of the best books I've ever read." "At last a page turner novel that doesn't disappoint..." "I would give it 10 stars if I could. Brilliant." "This is powerful and atmospheric storytelling..." "Absolutely brilliantly written from start to finish." "An outstanding book, detailing life from so many viewpoints. This is a complex story, enhanced by clever, talented writing. Very highly recommended." Anita Waller, author. I thought about this book for days after I'd digested the final few pages...Jim Ody, author of Lost Connections An eye-opening, honest and brutal story, Fifty Years of Fear is a cleverly written book. As always, Ross Greenwood draws you in until you're completely invested with the characters... Tara Lyons, bestselling author of the DI Hamilton series. The more I read, the more I wanted to read. There were a lot of nice lines throughout, and the humour took the edge off the awful things that happened... Tony Forder, author of Bad to the Bone. An unmissable, heart-wrenching thriller... Netta Newbound, top-selling author of The Watcher Told with such insight and depth, the characters felt very real to me and Vinnie, one of the two brothers, ended up breaking my heart! ... Jane E James, author of haunting thriller, The Crying Boy. This is one of those books that long after I have forgotten the details I will still remember how it made me feel. It's a much used phrase, but I feel like I've been on an emotional rollercoaster and need a wee bit of recovery time. This is the first time I have read anything from Ross Greenwood and was impressed by his storytelling and the way the characters, particularly Vinnie, felt so real. This wasn't always comfortable to read but it is well worth enduring the discomfort for what is a cleverly constructed piece of writing. Highly recommended. Right from the first chapter, I was hooked. This is the first book I have read by Ross Greenwood and I loved his style of writing; the story flows easily and you are drawn in by his characters. My first read of Ross Greenwood I must say I really enjoy his writing style. It flows along beautifully. I thoroughly enjoyed this gripping tale of misfortune and adversary. Ross Greenwood's characters are convincingly-drawn and the story held me in its grip the whole way through. A fantastic read with brilliant characters. I really felt for Vinnie. It had me gripped from start to finish. 5*. Highly recommended.

Don t Speak For Me

Don’t Speak For Me is the second standalone book in The Death And Donuts Domestic Thriller series. Read all of the secrets buried in a tiny trailer park in Texas, buy Martha Henley's suspenseful novel today.

Author: Martha Henley

Publisher: Pace Bend Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 983

DOWNLOAD →

It's the unspoken words of a killer that are deadly. Reina Dawkins has had three stressful life events in one day. Her unmarried daughter announces she’s pregnant, she catches her husband in bed with another woman, and one of her terminally ill clients has just passed away. Fate pushes her to a remote RV park to make a decision. Live life or let it overwhelm her. Deep in the Texas hill country, there’s a house that holds a dark family secret. Brothers, Nick and Fred Walters live there together and manage the nearby Rose Rock RV Park. The residents talk of the ghost of Eden’s Garden, a place the Walters boys seldom acknowledge exists. Hidden in the woods, not far from the trailers are graves left by the previous generation of Walters. Born to serial killer parents, murder runs in both brother’s blood. One has shut his mouth to show his family loyalty. The other is killing to keep his family together. When Reina arrives, her background in caring for special needs clients, concerns her neighbor. Nan is a regular member of the Crew. This group of murder enthusiasts, agree that a woman with Reina’s sills is in danger and shouldn’t be living so close to the Walters house. Only the Crew has gathered sufficient evidence to inform and hopefully protect Reina from the serial killer that’s continuing to toil in the soil of their parent’s. Even though she’s been warned, caregiver, Reina will accept the dinner invitation from a killer. Her survival will open wounds and challenge family bonds. One Walters sibling will pay the ultimate price for murder and the other will loose everything. Don’t Speak For Me is the second standalone book in The Death And Donuts Domestic Thriller series. Read all of the secrets buried in a tiny trailer park in Texas, buy Martha Henley's suspenseful novel today.

Don t Kill For Me

Buy the debut domestic thriller from Martha Henley, Don't Kill For Me today. This plot-twisting novel will have you looking twice at every stranger who crosses your path.

Author: Martha Henley

Publisher: Pace Bend Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 743

DOWNLOAD →

If a serial killer is murdering your enemies, do you stop him? Eileen Somers is flattered by a series of anonymous letters delivered to her floral boutique. The author rambles on about the past, mentioning places and things that feel familiar to her. She’s intrigued and wants to meet the secret admirer. Then he confesses to murder. The vigilante Rest in Peace Killer has chosen Eileen as his latest victim. The loss of his first target, her married lover, makes Eileen’s life complicated. She struggles, hiding her grief, unsure if he really was murdered for her benefit. In the next confession, signed RIP, the killer makes it clear he will continue to eliminate her adversaries to give her peace of mind. Eileen sheds no tears over his second victim, but RIP’s attention is undesired. Help is sought out and found in an unlikely location, a donut shop with an unusual weekly gathering. The crew, a group of murder enthusiasts which may or may not include a couple retired serial killers is clued into Eileen’s situation. None of them expected Rest in Peace to resurface. The crew knows more about the peace seeking killer than they let on. RIP’s clues, left in the secret admirer notes are there to decipher, if someone from the crew would read them. Identifying a serial killer who walks among the ordinary shoppers in the mall seems impossible, but Eileen is desperate to stop his mission. Innocent or not, when he’s finished killing for her, Eileen will be his last victim. Buy the debut domestic thriller from Martha Henley, Don't Kill For Me today. This plot-twisting novel will have you looking twice at every stranger who crosses your path.

When Angels Sleep

What readers are saying about When Angels Sleep: 'Wow . . . An astonishingly gripping novel that grabbed me by the throat from the get-go' 'Awestruck, I finished this book with shaking hands and a pounding heart. Edge-of-your-seat stuff.

Author: Mark Griffin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349420776

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 712

DOWNLOAD →

'A thrilling new talent' PETER JAMES 'Dark, compelling . . . one of the best police procedurals I've read for a long time' M. W. CRAVEN On a cold winter's morning, the body of a young boy is discovered in Epping Forest. The body is pristine and peaceful, his head resting gently on a pillow, an angel pendant clenched in his small fist. It is a murder as carefully planned as it is brutal, and there's one person DI Bishop needs back on his team to help solve such a calculated crime. Holly Wakefield, criminal psychologist for the Met Police, is better than anyone Bishop knows at getting inside the brains of psychopaths. But with the body count rising, it's going to take all their strength and resolve to stop the serial killer before any more angels are put to their rest . . . The second gripping serial killer thriller in the Holly Wakefield series, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Stuart MacBride, Robert Bryndza and TV crime series Luther. Praise for the Holly Wakefield thrillers: 'Mightily impressive . . . Deviously plotted' DAILY MAIL 'Meticulously plotted and devious in its execution . . . utterly compelling' LESLEY KARA 'A must for all crime readers' WOMAN'S WAY 'Wow . . . As many twists and turns as a rollercoaster!' AMY LLOYD 'Absolutely gripping . . . It reminded me of Thomas Harris' TOBY FABER 'Deftly plotted, propulsive, psychologically astute . . . totally horrifying' DOMINIC NOLAN 'Dark, observant and addictive' CAROLINE ENGLAND

How to Write a Thriller

When you buy HOW TO WRITE A THRILLER, here's what you're going to get: - a process for structuring and writing a thriller, that I have used again and again to consistently write page turners, and which has guided the creation of some of the ...

Author: Patrick Quinlan

Publisher: Patrick Quinlan

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 725

DOWNLOAD →

Are you feeling frustrated with your writing? Get HOW TO WRITE A THRILLER, and you will: - Learn to write a page-turning thriller just like the pros do. - Save yourself YEARS of trial and error. - Write with confidence, because you know exactly what you’re doing. When you buy HOW TO WRITE A THRILLER, here's what you're going to get: - a process for structuring and writing a thriller, that I have used again and again to consistently write page turners, and which has guided the creation of some of the bestselling novels of the past 50 years; - a step-by-step breakdown of how this process works (with a slew of examples), and how to make it work for you; - a shortcut used widely within the publishing and film industries, and which you can use to quickly and easily brainstorm ideas for saleable novels; - how to create so much suspense, it forces the reader to keep turning pages late into the night (despite the fact that they have to work in the morning), and how you can accomplish this effect; - how to hook readers from the very first page, and never lose their attention; - how to develop realistic characters, and the traits that some of the most popular and enduring characters in history have in common; About the author: Patrick Quinlan is the author of more than 30 books and ebooks, written under his own name and (at last count) three pen names. He has been an Amazon, iTunes, Los Angeles Times, London Times and USA Today bestselling author. Books he has written have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and been translated into at least ten languages. His novel SMOKED was optioned for film three times. A spy novel he wrote under a pen name, which was given away free as part of a promotion, was the most downloaded ebook in the English language on Christmas Day, 2015. Patrick is the co-author, with legendary movie star Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, The Hitcher) of Rutger’s autobiography, ALL THOSE MOMENTS. Patrick will teach you everything he knows. Praise for Patrick Quinlan's writing: "Tarantino-esque novel about the past catching up with an ex-criminal turned children’s toymaker, and by extension with his young girlfriend Lola. Lots of villains and violent deaths plus likeable characters and some quirky humour. The first chapter – in which Lola busts her way out of a thoroughly nasty rape scenario with karate-kicking panache – would hook anyone." -- The Bookseller (UK) "Graphic action and exhilarating chases ensue as Quinlan's characters play cat-and-mouse through Portland,...makes one hope that Smoke hasn't quit the life entirely. Lola is a fierce delight." -- Publishers Weekly "A fast and furious thriller notable for a vintage collection of really rotten bad guys. Characters to care about, even the no-goods. Readers may be bearing early witness to the arrival of a major talent." -- Kirkus Reviews "SMOKED should absorb any fan of Bruckheimer blockbusters and everything else that goes boom." -- Entertainment Weekly "A fast-paced thriller...the story moves at warp speed, capped by a cinematic chase...before ending in spectacular fashion." -- Los Angeles Times

A Secondhand Life

From USA TODAY bestselling author Pamela Crane comes a dark thriller about the monsters that hide in plain sight. “Fans of Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner will relish the knife-sharp prose, empowering characters, and mind-blowing twist ...

Author: Pamela Crane

Publisher: Tabella House

ISBN: 9781940662053

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 430

DOWNLOAD →

From USA TODAY bestselling author Pamela Crane comes a dark thriller about the monsters that hide in plain sight. “Fans of Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner will relish the knife-sharp prose, empowering characters, and mind-blowing twist ending of A Secondhand Life. Crane’s writing is chilling in that can’t-get-enough way.” – Goodreads reader review A string of murdered girls. An innocent man behind bars. A serial killer still on the hunt. In a freak collision when she was twelve, Mia Germaine faced death along with the loss of her father. A heart transplant from a young murder victim saved Mia's life, but not without a price. Twenty years later, the scar on her chest still bothers her, while haunting nightmares about an unresolved homicide begin to plague her. Compelled by these lost memories, she forms a complicated connection to the victim—a girl killed the same night as Mia’s car accident—due to a scientific phenomenon called “organ memory.” Now suffocating beneath the weight of avenging a mysterious dead girl and catching a serial killer on the loose dubbed the “Triangle Terror,” Mia must dodge her own demons while unimaginable truths torment her—along with a killer set on making her his next victim. As Mia tries to determine if her dreams are clues or disturbing phantasms, she's led further into danger’s path, costing her the one person who can save her from herself.

Die Twice For Me

Die Twice For Me is the third novel in the Death and Donuts Series of domestic thrillers. You’ll love this standalone book that faces the dark, inner world of the human brain. Get it now!

Author: Martha Henley

Publisher: Pace Bend Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 345

DOWNLOAD →

One boyfriend dead is an accident . . . five is a Black Widow Killer. Cate Jacoby is single, but has had a string of bad luck with men. Five of her previous lovers have died from various accidents. She’s not looking for true love, or a happily ever after, just a man to survive three months. Being labeled a serial killer isn’t Cate’s biggest problem. She’s having blackouts, a blurred sense of identity, and her entire sense of reality is distorted. Cate isn’t killing her lovers, but she isn’t always herself. She’s one alter in the Jacoby System and she doesn’t even know it. The diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder doesn’t make them a killer. Michelle, Jeanette, Roxanne, Cate, and children called littles all live with partial amnesia and in one body. The life of juggling many alters in the driver’s seat of one body is challenging enough. Covering up their involvement in multiple murders is almost impossible. Their actions have gotten the attention of one murder enthusiast. Nan Fellows, a member of the Crew at Mayday Donuts has posted a conspiracy video proving Cate Jacoby is a black widow serial killer. First problem is, the system can’t disprove the theory. Cate was at all the crime scenes, but because of her disorder she has no memory of the murders. Cate herself might be innocent, but at least one alter in the Jacoby System believes they could be guilty of murder. An unreliable narrator is a dangerous person, especially when the story is being crafted in one’s own mind. Die Twice For Me is the third novel in the Death and Donuts Series of domestic thrillers. You’ll love this standalone book that faces the dark, inner world of the human brain. Get it now! If you love memorable characters, Martha Henley’s thriller will deliver, but be prepared to doubt the reliability of your own memory.

Little Bones

When I was a child, they called me Little Bones... The most chilling serial killer thriller you’ll read this year I have three names: I was born Leigh-Ann. I became Cherrie. When I was a child, they called me Little Bones.

Author: N V Peacock

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008436360

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 763

DOWNLOAD →

I have three names: I was born Leigh-Ann. I became Cherrie. When I was a child, they called me Little Bones...

Crime and Thriller Writing

Including advice from bestselling writers, this is a complete guide to writing crime novels, from research and planning to getting published.

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472523938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 688

DOWNLOAD →

Including advice from bestselling writers, this is a complete guide to writing crime novels, from research and planning to getting published.