5 Crime Fictions Novels To Keep You Up All Night
If you are a fan of crime fiction novels, here are 5 that will have you reading under the covers with the torch all night, as the suspence won't allow you to put the book down.
1. HE SAID SHE SAID - ERIN KELLY
He said it was consensual. The woman said nothing. But Laura saw it... ... didn't she? In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura and Kit interrupt something awful. Does this give you goosebumps already?
This book collected 4.5 stars on good reads. A thriller not to be missed.
Laura is sure about what happened. Later, in a panic, she tells a little white lie - and four lives are changed irreparably. When the victim turns up on their doorstep, her gratitude spills into dangerous obsession. Laura and Kit decide to run - but Beth knows they have pledged to see every eclipse together. They will never be able to entirely escape her. As the next eclipse draws near, Laura must confront the fallout from what she saw in the darkness. Confessing will cost her marriage; keeping the secret might prove fatal.
But all secrets, sooner or later, will come to light.
2. TO KNOW MY CRIME - FIONA CAPP
When a novel is set up around blackmail, risk, corruption and consequences, in the millionaire's playground of Portsea, it oozes "must read". This is modern literary noir at it's finest. Think Ian McEwan meeting Peter Temple. The book is based around Ned, who has lost the family fortune and now squatting in the boatshed in wealthy Portsea, Victoria. His sister Angela, a paraplegic who is dependent on both her carer, Mai, and Ned, and the income from the lost family investments. Will Ned have the nerve to earn back the fortune when he overhears a conversation between a millionaire property developer and a politician. How far would you go for the ones you love?
3. THE DOLL FUNERAL - KATE HAMER
From the author of The Girl In the Red Coat.
This book is written by the first person, a girl called Ruby, who lives with Barbara and Mick, not her real parents, but they tell her what to do and say.
I'm supposed to say that the bruises on my arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs. But there are things I won't say. I won't tell them I'm going to hunt for my real parents. I don't say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw on the way to bed. I did tell Mick that I saw the woman in the buttercup dress, hanging upside down from her seat belt deep in the forest at the back of our house. I told him I saw death crawl out of her. He said he'd give me a medal for lying. I wasn't lying. I'm a hunter for lost souls and I'm going to be with my real family. And I'm not going to let Mick stop me.
4. NINTH GRAVE - STEFAN AHNHEM
From the bestselling author of " Zonder gezicht" and four star rating on google reads, this is another one to add to your list.
TWO COUNTRIES IN THE GRIP OF WINTER.
On the coldest day of the year, Sweden's Minister for Justice steps out of Parliament House and into a blizzard – and disappears. That same night, across the Baltic Sea, a Danish celebrity finds a stranger lurking in her snow-bound home.
TWO KILLERS STALK THE STREETS. One is a surgeon who carefully dissects his victims. The other is a brutal predator who targets women. Police in Stockholm and Copenhagen are closing in on their suspects. But as winter darkens and more people die, their investigations begin to unravel.
SOMETIMES MURDER IS JUST THE BEGINNING...
5. RAGDOLL DANIEL COLE HACHETTE
A debut novel for this British author, with a 4 star rating on good reads.
The first of the Detective William Fowkes novels.
A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the 'ragdoll'.
Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter. The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.
With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?
Happy reading........and please don't blame us when you are still reading when the alarm goes off.
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