Inspired by real-life serial killer Ted Bundy, an exhilarating thriller in which FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix faces off against a charming, merciless serial killer
In southern Texas, on Saturday nights, women are disappearing. One vanishes from a movie theater. Another is ripped from her car at a stoplight. Another vanishes from her home while checking on her baby. Rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix, newly assigned to the FBI’s elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, fears that a serial killer is roaming the dark roads outside Austin.
Caitlin and the FBI’s serial crime unit discover the first victim’s body in the woods. She’s laid out in a bloodstained, white baby-doll nightgown. A second victim in a white nightie lies deeper in the forest’s darkness. Both bodies are surrounded by Polaroid photos, stuck in the earth like headstones. Each photo pictures a woman in a white negligee, wrists slashed, suicide-style–posed like Snow White awaiting her prince’s kiss.
To track the UNSUB, Caitlin must get inside his mind. How is he selecting these women? Working with a legendary FBI profiler, Caitlin searches for a homology–that elusive point where character and action come together. She profiles a confident, meticulous killer who convinces his victims to lower their guard until he can overpower and take them in plain sight. He then reduces them to objects in a twisted fantasy–dolls for him to possess, control, and ultimately destroy. Caitlin’s profile leads the FBI to focus on one man: a charismatic, successful professional who easily gains people’s trust. But with only circumstantial evidence linking him to the murders, the police allow him to escape. As Saturday night approaches, Caitlin and the FBI enter a desperate game of cat and mouse, racing to capture the cunning predator before he claims more victims.
Tasked with finding a deceased woman’s former love in order to deliver an inheritance, Jake Boulder sets off to New York to live out her final wishes. The further into the case he gets, the more he realizes he’s putting himself – and his girlfriend Taylor – in serious danger.
Not one to say no to a challenge, Jake wants to figure out how to revel the dead woman’s secret, despite the fact that he might be putting his life at risk to do so. In the most recent installment of the Jake Boulder series, Jake has to face violence, mafia ties, an assassin…and his own father.
Twenty years ago, a serial killer, nicknamed the Prophet by the police, drove Caitlin’s police detective father to the brink of insanity. Driven mad by his inability to solve the case and save innocent lives, he retired from the police force, and Caitlin always remembered how terrified he was of the killer.
Now, Caitlin is a police officer herself, and killings identical to those of the Prophet’s have started again. Are the the work of a copycat, or is the Prophet back? If so, where has he been for the last number of years, and why start killing again now? As Caitlin is drawn deeper and deeper into the case, her father warns her not to let it consume her, but neither of them realize how much danger she’s actually in.
A serial killer with a past. A detective with a secret…
Twenty-five years ago, the Stretford Slasher murdered eight women and was locked behind bars for life. But after the notorious serial killer dies in prison, there is a new series of attacks bearing all the hallmarks of the originals. Victims are being targeted in broad daylight and people are scared to go out…
Recently promoted Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel is heading up the investigation. To unmask the culprit, Jessica must first unravel the truth behind decades of secrets. With so many leads, she enlists the help of Detective Superintendent Niall Hambleton – the man who arrested the Stretford Slasher.
Will Jessica be able to connect the crimes before someone else gets hurt? And how far will she go to solve the case?
I know we aren’t even into December yet, but there are so many books I’m excited about that are releasing in 2018, and I wanted to share them with you all! All of the titles link to Goodreads and I’ve included the descriptions for each below!
Authors Ethan and Sutton lived an idyllic life up until the tragic loss of their six month old son. Even though the death was ruled as accidental, each of them blames the other, and their marriage has been tense. Despite trying to get their relationship back on track, Ethan wakes up one day to a note from Sutton stating she’s left him and tells him not to look for her. Despite the fact that their relationship has been volatile, Ethan thinks something is wrong – all of Sutton’s things are still at home, including her cell phone, clothes, and wallet.
As the police and the media start to speculate about what happened, Ethan finds himself at the center of the investigation. Did Ethan really have something to do with Sutton’s disappearance? Is he being framed? Lie to Me is full of twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the thrilling conclusion!
After a traumatic event a year earlier, high school student Hannah no longer looks at herself in the mirror. In an attempt to give her daughter a fresh start from her rebellious past, her mother has moved her to a new house and a new school. Hannah is determined to be a better person, and make the types of friends her mother would approve of. When odd things start happening around her house, her mother immediately blames Hannah, but Hannah has no memory of doing any of the things she’s being accused of.
What happened in Hannah’s past that caused her mother to move her away from her friends? What’s causing the strange events in her house? Will Hannah be able to move on from her past and gain her mother’s trust again?