When Valentina López Vázquez vanishes from her home one morning, it’s obvious that she was taken by force. What happened to her next is not so obvious. The disappearance forces two men on a gruelling search for the truth: Barry Wall, Valentina’s frantic husband, and Joe Byrne, the nihilistic detective in charge of the investigation.
When Izzy O’Brien flees the city centre apartment she shared with her controlling partner, she relocates to a seaside town and the house she inherited from her aunt. Isolated and insecure, Izzy is relieved to be embraced by a tightknit group of female neighbours who invite her to join their book club. However the town is not as sleepy as she thinks. And her ex-boyfriend is not ready to let her go.
A collection of thrilling short stories, ranging from the creepy to the exciting, from the bizarre to the blackly comic.
While You Sleep
Every day, something new...
Keith and Lia are an ordinary young couple. When they receive a newspaper they didn’t order, it seems like a harmless mistake.
Then they discover the message.
They realise this is no mistake. It’s the start of something terrifying.
Zookeeper Nathan Green lives a lonely life. He’s more comfortable with gorillas and wolves than with people.
But one night, a stranger shatters his solitary existence.
A woman with no name.
With no past.
Helping her might cost Nathan everything.
Out of Nowhere is a gripping mystery thriller, perfect for fans of Dean Koontz, Mary Higgins Clark, and Harlan Coben.
Jake Whelan ought to be happy. He has a devoted girlfriend and a job at a prestigious law firm, where he expects to make partner. Yet he’s crippled by terrifying panic attacks and a suspicion that his life isn’t as it should be.
When Jake is passed over for promotion, he thinks his day can’t get any worse.
A terrible accident is about to change his life forever.
Lindsey O'Reilly is at home, cleaning up after dinner, when she sees armed police swarming over her garden wall.
There's a noise downstairs. A knock on the door.
She opens up, but it's not the police. It's the man they're chasing. A stone-cold killer.
Now he's inside...
You and your partner are looking forward to a romantic break in the rugged landscape of West Cork, on the south west coast of Ireland. Cliff walks, seafood dinners and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
But a storm is brewing.
Your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. There’s no phone signal. So you start walking. You search for help. And you find it.
But something is very wrong...
Say hello to a killer audience.
Tonight, Jessica Roberts has her first gig as a stand-up comedian.
But not nervous enough.
In this blackly comic short story, she's about to get more audience participation than she ever dreamed of...
Denise O'Brien goes jogging every morning.
This might be the last time.
Ambushed by an extremely dangerous man, she has to think quickly if she ever wants to see another day.
This page-turning quick read will keep you on the edge of your seat.
What if you woke up with mysterious injuries, and no idea how you got them?
Tim's trip to London is a chance to meet old friends, enjoy a horror movie festival, and re-unite with an old flame.
But from the start, things go very wrong, and get very weird.
This chilling quick read will keep you on the edge of your seat.