Thrillers

Thrillers

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Definition of "Thriller Genre": The thriller genre is very broad and can be difficult to define.  However, the focus of a thriller ebook is typically on action, danger and suspense.  The genre can be broken into an almost infinite number of sub-genres, including action thrillers (think Clive Cussler ebooks), romance thrillers, psychological thrillers (think Psycho by Hitchcock), science fiction thrillers, and spy thrillers, just to name a few.  Common elements can include car chases, gun shoot outs, explosions, or in the case of psychological thrillers, the elements of danger can be related to the mental manipulation of characters by other characters.  It is an expansive genre, and one of the most popular at eBookHounds.

 

Some examples of the best thriller authors and ebooks of all time: Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity), Michael Crichton (The Andromeda Strain), John Grisham (Time to Kill), John D. MacDonald (Cape Fear); James Patterson (Kiss the Girls).  As you can see, ebooks in the thriller category vary widely in their substance, and the sub-genres can almost be considered genres of their own!

Zero Day Ghost: An Electrifying Near Future Techno-Thriller of Revenge and Redemption

by Scott Olson


In a Near Future World, Wired for Revenge and Redemption

Emily Hernandez, a reformed hacker turned NSA analyst, is on a relentless mission. As a once rogue hacker, she's now determined to dismantle The Collective, a ruthless cybercriminal syndicate led by the cunning Zahra Kartal. Their deadliest creation, "APRIL," an AI botnet, lurks in the shadows of compromised computers.

Caught between her duty to destroy The Collective and her personal connections within the enemy's ranks, Emily faces heart-wrenching decisions. Tragedy strikes, igniting a fiery fury within her soul.

In an adrenaline-fueled quest through Hong Kong's neon-lit battleground, Emily battles ruthless adversaries and relentless authorities.

"Zero Day Ghost" is an electrifying techno-thriller that plunges into emotions of revenge, redemption, and life-and-death choices. Will Emily triumph and weave her destiny from vengeance and forgiveness, or will she be ensnared in haunting shadows forever?

Embark on a pulse-pounding journey now and experience a riveting tale of courage, sacrifice, and the fight for redemption.

Fans of Dean Koontz and Lee Child will devour this gripping vigilante adventure. Get ready for the edge-of-your-seat ride with "Zero Day Ghost."


Readers are LOVING this fast-paced Techno-Thriller

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This was a fast-paced, action packed thriller…full of secret agents, crime bosses, intrigue, explosions, hit men and underground railroads… a non-stop rollercoaster of action… Well worth the read for fans of thrillers…” –Netgalley review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “…genuinely hard to put down… you believe how urgent everything that is happening is… I recommend it to anyone that loves a good action-packed book that offers great insight…” –Goodreads review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you love espionage, intrigue, and AI this is the book for you. Filled with danger, spy vs. spy in cyber space, and unlimited suspense… this book moves along at breakneck speed and will keep you on the edge of your seat.” –Netgalley review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A fast paced techno thriller… This is a really quick read, there is some tech jive but doesn’t distract from the action, I enjoyed every twist and turn and there are a lot.” –Netgalley review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Zero Day Ghost opens with a blast and never lets until the last page and even then it is still hanging on… The suspense kept me hanging on not able to turn the pages fast enough as I tried to figure it all out.” –Netgalley review

 

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Glory: Humanity's Last Hope

by Craig Martelle


One last chance for 
Glory. One last hope for humanity.
A ship pulled out of mothballs by the original crew, sent to fight a war humanity was losing.

Glory barely survived its last battle twenty years earlier. Captain Drake resigned rather than face court martial. But the enemy is back. Humanity needs everything that can fly.

Maybe it’s not the ship at all, but the crew. They hold the key.

Drake rallies old and young alike to comply with orders so secret, even he wasn’t allowed to see them until after the ship left the junkyard. Would it leave? That was another question. The core hadn’t been fired in twenty years.

The smell of decay filled the massive ship’s corridors. The stench of death lingered, the death of Drake’s crew, a nightmare from long ago.

The Paragon have weapons that humanity couldn’t contemplate. But here they were, suing for peace. The people of Earth jumped at the carrot. The end of war! Could it be too good to be true?

Drake had his orders from an admiral who knew too much. 
Glory must launch.

And with it, the fate of humanity rested on the shoulders of a broken crew, carrying a weapon like no other, hoping for one clear shot.


One last chance for Glory.

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The Final Heir

by Jon Monson


A captivatingly complex villain stands out in this well-written fantasy series opener. - Kirkus Reviews

The world is free. The world is mine.


Some call him the Usurper, the Destroyer of Worlds. Mahzun calls himself the Savior of Man. A decade of war has brought him to the precipice of victory.

Zahara, a prodigious mage, is destined to wield the Power of Creation and put an end to the Usurper. But when that power mistakenly falls to Ekarath, her best friend and elite soldier incapable of casting the simplest of spells, destiny must be questioned.

Will the Usurper complete his victory? Or will Ekarath find the strength to be the hero he wasn’t destined to be?

See what readers have to say about The Final Heir:

"I could tell from the very first page that this book was amazingly written. Mr. Monson has a gift for young adult fiction. The fantasy elements are fresh and original, the writing is gripping. Very grateful to have found this one." Tyler McArthur, Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"This is such a fun book, really captured me from the first chapter. I feel like I can visualize the whole world that the author has created. Wonderfully developed and super likable lead characters make this a must read." Matt, Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"The story sucks you in and is hard to put down. I can't wait for the next book in the series to see what happens next." Amazon Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Neuromancer (Sprawl Trilogy)

by William Gibson


Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.

Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.

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In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, Book 1)

by Tana French


The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense


As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, 
In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones.

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Cram Down (3J Legal Thriller)

by Mark Shaiken


Kansas City attorney Josephina Jillian Jones, 3J to her friends, has dealt with people perpetrating online disinformation, white supremacists, and clients hiding assets, so when a couple who heads up a company that builds inner city housing for marginalized communities comes to her for legal help because their longtime banking partner has shut off their funding, the case appears at first blush to be tame by comparison. But when the bank president disappears and his greed-driven brother seems the likely culprit, things heat up. And when it appears the Kansas City mob is involved, the race is on to save both the company and the bank president. Lives are at stake and the clock is ticking. 3J has a reputation for being fierce and determined, but she’s going to need both help and a little luck to save the day this time.

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I Remember Now: a psychological thriller with a shocking twist

by Robert W. Kirby


Melinda never really knew her husband. Until he died.


When Melinda’s husband, Gabriel, is murdered while walking their dog in some local fields, her world is smashed to pieces.

Melinda, who was also attacked and knocked out during the terrifying ordeal, tries to get her life back on track, but the grief is overwhelming.

Then, months after the incident, she has an intense flashback. The killer said something to Gabriel in the moments before stabbing him, something that seems to indicate they knew each other.

Now convinced Gabriel was targeted on purpose, Melinda becomes obsessed with discovering the truth about her husband’s death. But her daughters are concerned she’s becoming delusional and she’s seeing conspiracies where there are none.

As she digs deeper into his past, Melinda begins to realise that Gabriel had secrets, that despite all their years together, she may never have really known him.

What she doesn’t realise is that she is inching towards the biggest secret of all, a secret that people have killed for – and died for. Can Melinda uncover it before she becomes its next tragic victim?


I Remember Now – the gripping psychological thriller perfect for fans of Freida McFadden, Daniel Hurst, Kiersten Modglin.

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It's Your Turn Now: a gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist

by Theo Baxter


Daisy is desperate to escape her husband. But has she made a deal with the devil?


Daisy Costigan is desperate to leave her violent, controlling husband, Bruce. But she knows he’ll never let her go. And if she tries to escape, he’s promised he’ll do whatever it takes to track her down and have his revenge. She’s trapped.

One day Daisy meets a charming stranger in a bookstore. His name is Marco and he overhears Daisy’s terrified phone conversation with controller Bruce.

Marco makes Daisy an offer. He’ll take care of Bruce if she’ll help him with a little problem - his wife.

Daisy doesn’t really think he’s serious, but two days later Bruce is dead. And now Marco wants her to hold up her end of the deal. If she doesn’t, he says he’ll kill someone she loves.

Stalked by the unhinged Marco, Daisy finds herself in an impossible situation. Can she find a way to escape this terrifying man? Or will she be forced to do the unthinkable?


It’s Your Turn Now – the terrifying psychological thriller perfect for fans of Freida McFadden, Daniel Hurst, Kiersten Modglin.

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The Secret Family: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

by SL Harker


Peter’s world shatters when his beloved wife, Stella, is ripped away from him in a sudden hiking accident.
 But while he navigates the treacherous landscape of grief, a stranger, Andrew, appears on his doorstep claiming to be Stella’s husband.

Which isn't possible because he, Stella, and their teenage daughter Katy are the perfect family. 
Unless it was all a lie.

Peter’s worst fears come true as he discovers that Stella had a secret life... 
a secret family. Including a son, Theo.

How is this possible?

Peter’s mourning turns to confusion. 
As he grapples with the stunning reality of Stella’s double life, he is drawn to her enigmatic best friend, Amber, who offers solace during this tumultuous time.

But as the unsettling truth unfurls, Peter finds himself questioning everything. 
Was Stella’s death truly an accident? If not, then who killed her, and why?

After all, Stella was a liar, and liars have a tendency to collect enemies…

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The Protocol (A James Acton Thriller, Book #1) (James Acton Thrillers)

by J. Robert Kennedy


THE FINAL SKULL HAS BEEN FOUND. NOW ALL HELL'S BREAKING LOOSE.


For two thousand years, the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the Crusades to the discovery of America. Descending from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.

Caught in the middle is Archaeology Professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.

With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about.

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The Only Son: a psychological thriller with a shocking twist

by Brian R. O'Rourke


Sarah loves her only son. She’s pretty sure he could never kill anyone.


When Sarah’s son, Andrew, calls her at work and begs her to come home immediately, she fears he’s being bullied again. But it’s so much worse than that.

Because when Andrew got back from summer camp, he found thirteen-year-old Hal English in their garage.

Dead. With no plausible explanation as to how he got there.

To make matters worse, Hal was one of the kids bullying Andrew at school and just recently they had a fistfight. And Andrew has a reputation for being impulsive and quick to anger.

As much as she loves him, as much as she wants to believe he is innocent, Sarah has to admit that Andrew 
looks guilty.

But she knows one thing for sure – no matter what she has to do, what risks she has to take, she will do 
anything to protect her only son.

The Only Son – the stunning psychological thriller perfect for fans of Freida McFadden, Daniel Hurst, Kiersten Modglin.

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No Safe Place (A Detective Rebecca Ellis Thriller Book 1)

by Robin Mahle


What she discovered will be the death of her.


Detective Rebecca Ellis has some big shoes to fill. Her father was the legendary detective, Hank Ellis, now retired from the Bangor Police Department. Emerging from his shadow hasn’t been easy.

So when she’s assigned to work with new hire, Detective Euan McCallister, Ellis is determined to keep their investigation right on track.

The explosive fire in a church parking lot looks straightforward at first. Claire Allen, a volunteer at the church, burned to death in her car. But then Ellis discovers the seatbelt had been rigged, trapping Claire in the inferno. This was no accident. It was murder.

Why was Claire at the church that night? Who would want her dead? In the race to find the truth, Ellis unearths a horrifying secret that takes the investigation into very dangerous territory.

Soon, Ellis will learn that in the search for this particular killer, there is no safe place.


No Safe Place – the first in the thrilling series featuring Detective Rebecca Ellis.


What readers are saying about 
No Safe Place:

“Well written and beautifully constructed, this is a great read for fans of thrillers. I was 
hooked from start to finish.” -Booksprout Reviewer

“I really enjoyed this book. I can't wait for next book. 
5 stars.” -Netgalley Reviewer

“I 
could not put it down. The storyline was so good that I had to find out what would happen. Filled with fast-paced scenes, well-developed characters, and a gripping storyline. A 5 out of 5 stars.” -Goodreads Reviewer

“…so fast paced I 
couldn’t seem to put it down till I found out what happened. Definitely a five star read for me…” -Netgalley Reviewer

“What an 
absolutely amazing book. Definitely enjoyed reading it.” -Netgalley Reviewer

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Today I'll See Her (The Riverview Mysteries)

by Michele PW (Pariza Wacek)


Today I'll See Her is a standalone psychological thriller short story in The Riverview Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling author Michele PW (Pariza Wacek). Ideal for fans who love twisty mystery and suspense stories with a touch of supernatural.

Every day, Sissy goes to the same restaurant at the same time and orders the same thing.

No one knows why.

Until the day a stranger from a mysterious, haunted town arrives.

And nothing will be the same.

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Blood Debt (A Rogue Warrior Thriller Book 2)

by Ian Loome


A biker gang, ruthless assassins, a relentless cop. For Bob Singleton, it’s business as usual.


Former black ops assassin Bob Singleton is on the road and on the run, an open CIA contract on his head. He rolls into New Orleans to visit a dead comrade’s mother and finds himself neck-deep in a neighborhood battle.

A biker gang is blockbusting – scaring people from their homes so they’ll be forced to sell them cheap. A casino boss needs the land, and he doesn’t care who his thugs hurt to get it.

Bob isn’t going to stand by while innocent people are victimized. He brings his lethal skills to bear and soon the bikers realize they have a real fight on their hands.

But bikers aren’t the only thing Bob has to worry about. The casino boss has dangerous associates, two brothers from the same deadly background as Bob. And the police are closing in, a relentless detective determined to find the man who has unleashed a firestorm in his town.

Among the flashing lights and bells of the casino slots, a showdown awaits. The bad guys in the Big Easy need to be taught a big lesson … and Bob Singleton’s the man to do it.


Blood Debt — the next installment in a stunning new action thriller series. Perfect for fans of Jason Kasper, Jack Carr, and Lee Child.

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Innocent in Las Vegas Box Set: Tiffany Black Mysteries Books 1-4

by A.R. Winters


Welcome to Las Vegas - and a series of cupcakes-and-crime mysteries!


Cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black tries to solve four murders (and a daring art heist!) in this box set of four bestselling books. Her match-making mother and poker-playing Nanna insist on "helping" her out, as does her new friend and neighbor, Ian Ewanson.

 

"Winters will have you giggling into your book!"


Hilarious hijinks, secretive suspects and many, many desserts - they're all par for the course!

Books include: Innocent in Las Vegas, Green Eyes in Las Vegas, Red Roses in Las Vegas, and Lost Kitten in Las Vegas.

 

Praise for A.R. Winters:


"You fall in love with Tiffany Black from the start, and the mystery starts immediately" - Melissa Greenberg, Amazon.com Top 500 Reviewer

"The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery." - Jaycie D, Amazon.com

"A great mystery wrapped in humor and surprises." - Amazon Customer


Innocent In Las Vegas
Cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black is determined to leave her job at the casino for good.
She's one small step away from acquiring her Private Investigator license, and has her eye on the prize.
Accepting her first real case - investigating the murder of casino-mogul Ethan Becker - should be exciting. Instead, things spiral out of control and Tiffany finds herself in over her head, as she confronts secretive suspects, corrupt casino henchmen and a bodyguard with a mysterious past.
Tiffany's poker-hustling Nanna and pushy parents want her to find a nice man and settle down, but Tiffany just wants to track down the real murderer before he finds her first...


Green Eyes In Las Vegas
When cupcake-loving croupier and private investigator Tiffany Black witnesses a handsome, green-eyed man making a getaway after a daring art heist, she finds her normally chaotic life becoming even more complicated.
Tiffany flits between two cases: investigating the missing Van Gogh, and the murder of a Hollywood starlet with a secret life. As her investigation takes an intriguing turn and a man with mesmerizing green eyes comes into her life, Tiffany starts to wonder if this man might be the missing link between both crimes...
When her octogenarian friend Glenn starts dating a very inappropriate woman, and Nanna starts calling a twenty-something-year-old her “boyfriend”, Tiffany wonders if being attracted to a potential criminal might not be so crazy after all.


Red Roses In Las Vegas
Just when Tiffany was ready to take a break from being a Private Investigator, she's pushed back into the thick of things.
Nanna is blamed for the murder of hedge fund manager Adam Bitzer - and the clock is ticking.
Can Tiffany prove Nanna's innocence in time?


Lost Kitten In Las Vegas
When cupcake-loving croupier and private investigator Tiffany Black meets an adorable, lost kitten, she never imagines it will lead her straight to a murder investigation, and a group of unpleasant neighbors - who just also happen to be potential murderers.

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Nobody Walks

by Mick Herron


In this standalone spy thriller, Mick Herron, creator of Slough House, introduced Tom Bettany, a man with a violent past and only one thing to live for: Avenging his son's death.


Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets a voicemail from an Englishwoman he doesn’t know telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead—Liam Bettany fell from his London balcony, where he was smoking pot.

Now for the first time since he cut all ties years ago, Bettany returns home to London to find out the truth about his son’s death. Maybe it’s the guilt he feels about losing touch with Liam that’s gnawing at him, or maybe he’s actually put his finger on a labyrinthine plot, but either way he’ll get to the bottom of the tragedy, no matter whose feathers he has to ruffle. But more than a few people are interested to hear Bettany is back in town, from incarcerated mob bosses to those in the highest echelons of MI5. He might have thought he’d left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody ever really walks away.

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The Homemaker: a spine-tingling psychological thriller

by Miranda Rijks


Maria always wanted a family. Now she’s found one.


Imogen has never been so busy – she’s juggling two jobs, has a young family and now she’s pregnant again.

Enter Maria, the perfect housekeeper. Hard working and capable, she seems like the ideal solution to Imogen's chaotic life. But Maria isn’t at all what she seems – she has a sinister agenda of her own.

Little by little, she installs herself at the heart of Imogen’s family – doing the school run, cooking meals, caring for Imogen’s little girl.

But once she has won the family’s trust, Maria starts to do some digging. And discovers that Imogen has been keeping a terrible secret, a secret which Maria threatens to reveal unless Imogen starts to run this home the way Maria sees fit.

Caught between a rock and a hard place, Imogen has no choice but to comply.

A terrible mistake. Because as the full scale of Maria’s horrifying plan becomes apparent, Imogen realises that everything she holds dear – her marriage, her family, her friends – all may fall victim to The Homemaker.


The Homemaker – the chilling psychological thriller from the best-selling author of The Visitors and What She Knew.

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The Better Mother

by Emily Shiner


Zoe just wanted to help. Now she may have a killer in her home.


Zoe is happily married to Ethan until the day a 13-year-old boy shows up on their doorstep. He says his name is Micah and that Ethan is his father. Distressed because his mother is missing, Micah has come to them for help.

Ethan is wary – he didn’t know anything about Micah - but kind-hearted Zoe feels she can’t possibly turn her back on the boy. She welcomes him into their home and does her best to make him part of the family.


But there’s something off about Micah.

He lies constantly, creeps silently around the house and towers over Zoe, observing her every move. And his growing bond with Anna, Zoe’s young daughter, feels all wrong.

So when his mother's body is found and the police start looking for the murderer, Zoe realizes something terrible…

He might already be in her home.

The Better Mother– the stunning psychological thriller from the best-selling author of Her Husband’s Secret.

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Zero Cool

by Michael Crichton


From the creator of Jurassic Park and ER

For American radiologist Peter Ross, it sounded like the perfect vacation: deliver one study in Spain and then spend the rest of his time on a Mediterranean beach. But he wasn’t planning on meeting Angela Locke, a dark-haired beauty with a big problem—she’s on the run from two warring gangs, each dead set on finding a mysterious artifact, and they’ll kill anyone who stands in their way.

It’s a desperate fight for survival across the European continent as Peter and Angela race to uncover a centuries-old secret before they become its next victim.

With a new introduction by Sherri Crichton

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The Soulmate

by Iain Maitland


Everyone has a soulmate. Sharon just found hers.


Sharon Meyer is terribly lonely. She spends her days walking by the sea, watching afternoon television and reading. She hates how small her life has become.

Then, a chance meeting with the cool and sophisticated Pippa, and Sharon knows she will be alone no more. Because she feels it in her bones – she and Pippa are destined to be best friends. Maybe even soulmates.

And it seems she’s right. Soon she and Pippa are having coffee, meeting for lunch in town, and there is even talk of weekends away and holidays. It’s wonderful.

But there is a problem. Pippa is married to Peter and they have a son, Dominic. Which means Sharon can only see Pippa when she has time off from her busy family life.

Sharon isn’t big on sharing. And she starts to think that maybe there’s a way she can have Pippa all to herself…

How far is Sharon willing to go to get what she wants? And will Pippa discover the horrifying truth about her new friend before it’s too late?


The Soulmate – the stunning psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Freida McFadden, Daniel Hurst, and Kiersten Modglin.

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