Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.
In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.
When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.
As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding…
Paula Hawkins - The Girl on the Train
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. Now they’ll see: she’s much more than just the girl on the train…
J. D. Barker - The Fourth Monkey
For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own. With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer’s identity remains a mystery. Time is running out and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller.
M. J. Arlidge - Ecc, pecc
Ez él, az meghal. Más választás nincs. A lány félholtan jött ki az erdőből. A története hihetetlen volt. Mégis igaz. Minden egyes iszonyú szava. Pár nap múlva előkerül egy másik kétségbeesett megmenekült - lassan összeáll a séma. Az áldozatokat kettesével rabolják el, és szörnyű választás elé állítják őket: ölsz vagy megölnek. Az életedet vagy az eszedet veszítenéd el inkább? Helen Grace felügyelő a démonait legyűrve kapaszkodik fel a csúcsra. A láthatatlan szörny utáni nyomozás során felmerül, hogy a megoldás kulcsa a túlélőknél - a gyilkos eleven névjegyeinél - lehet. És hiába jár sikerrel, újabb ártatlanok halnak meg... M. J. Arlidge tizenöt éve dolgozik a televíziós dráma műfajában. Az utóbbi öt évben olyan bűnügyi sorozatok gyártásában vett részt az ITV számára, mint a Torn vagy a The Little House, legújabban pedig az Undeniable, amelyet 2014 tavaszán sugároztak. Jelenleg A néma szemtanú epizódjait írja, de eredeti bűnügyi sorozatokon is dolgozik angol és amerikai tévécsatornáknak. Bemutatkozó thrillere, az Ecc, pecc iránt világszerte érdeklődtek a kiadók. Ebben lépteti színre Helen Grace felügyelőt, aki a folytatásban - Pop Goes the Weasel - is főszerepet kap.
Sherry Gammon - Unbearable
Booker Gatto is done. Done with women, his old life, all of it. Only the love of his friends in Port Fare keeps him going as he leavs the MET in exchange for the quit life his new law practice will provide. Tess Selleck, once as ambitious and determined as she is smart and beautiful, had to leave everything and everyone she loves in San Diego to escape the man who destroyed her life and now wants her dead. Together Booker and Tess find love when they least expect it, until their pasts drive them apart. Is there a happily ever after for these damaged lovers? Or is the thought of loving and trusting again simply Unbearable?
T. M. Frazier - King (angol)
Homeless. Hungry. Desperate. Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from. A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, pu$$y or a combination of all three. King’s future hangs in the balance. Doe’s is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go. _Warning:_ This book contains graphic violence, consensual and nonconsensual sex, drug use, abuse, and other taboo subjects and adult subject matter. Although originally slated to be a standalone, _King_ is now a two part series.
Ker Dukey - K. Webster - Pretty Stolen Dolls
This is a Dark title with adult themes From Bestselling Authors Ker Dukey & K Webster comes, Pretty Stolen Dolls. Benny loves his pretty little dolls. As long as they do exactly as they're told. He keeps them perfect by brushing their hair and gives them pretty dresses to wear. He likes to toy with them late at night. One so timid but the other likes to fight. When his favorite doll runs away... despite the other doll promising to stay, his heart becomes broken and he can't help but cry. He wants her back home or his pretty little doll must die. Have you ever had to make a decision that haunts you every single day for the rest of your life…the life you stole back? I have. I ran for my survival, rocks and twigs cutting into the soles of my feet, my lungs burning and screaming for rest, every muscle tensed and fighting along with me for existence. I left her. I ran, ran, ran—from Benny and his lone, pretty little doll—until I couldn’t remember where to find them again. I’m sorry.
J. A. Redmerski - Killing Sarai
Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years. Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another. While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead. As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed. This is their story…
Dan Wells - Over Your Dead Body
John and Brooke are on their own, hitchhiking from town to town as they hunt the last of the Withered through the midwest--but the Withered are hunting them back, and the FBI is close behind. With each new town, each new truck stop, each new highway, they get closer to a vicious killer who defies every principle of profiling and prediction John knows how to use, and meanwhile Brooke's fractured psyche teeters on the edge of oblivion, overwhelmed by the hundreds of thousands of dead personalities sharing her mind. She flips in and out of lucidity, manifesting new names and thoughts and memories every day, until at last the one personality pops up that John never expected, and has no idea how to deal with.
Beth Flynn - Kilenc perc
Az akkor tizenöt éves Ginny Lemont 1975. május 15-én elrabolják egy bolt elől Fort Lauderdale-ben. Az elkövető az egyik legbrutálisabb dél-floridai motoros banda tagja. Ginny élete ekkor örökre megváltozik. Új nevet kap, új identitást és egy új életet az Everglades mocsár szélén – egy ijesztő, durva és erőszakos világban, ahol mindenkinek álneve van, a hűség pedig a túlélés kulcsa. Az egésznek pedig Grizz áll a középpontjában: termetes, sötéten jóképű és ijesztő férfi, aki Ginnyvel valahogy mégis olyan gyengéd, hiszen ő élete egyetlen igaz szerelme. Így kezdődik az érzelmi megszállottságról és a manipulációról szóló mese, amiben egy környezetéből kiszakított lány kénytelen az egyetlen emberre támaszkodni, akitől figyelmet, szeretetet és gondoskodást kaphat. A fogva tartójára. Ginny okos és intelligens, de még csak tinédzser. Nehezen alkalmazkodik az új életéhez, eleinte küzd ellene. Aztán belenyugszik a feltételekbe. Vajon megmentik? Vagy elmenekül? Kiszabadul élve, ha egyáltalán kiszabadul valahogy?
Dan Wells - I Am Not a Serial Killer
John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. Obsessed with serial killers, he never wants to be one. Yet terrible impulses constantly tempt him. Having grown up helping his mom at the family mortuary, dead bodies are no big deal to John. He likes them, actually. They don’t ask for the empathy he’s unable to offer. Perhaps that’s what gives him the clarity to recognize that something is frighteningly different about the freshest body on the slab. For the first time, John must confront a danger outside his own mind, a threat he cannot control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.
Anne Frasier - A testolvasó
A halottak arcán ott a történetük. Jude Fontaine nyomozót három évig tartották fogva egy földalatti cellában, az egyetlen kapcsolata a külvilággal a fogvatartója volt, az ő arcvonásainak olvasása adott értelmet az életének. Az tartotta életben, hogy megtanulta mit jelent a férfi minden egyes ránca, mozdulata, a tekintetén átfutó gondolata. A magány és a kínzás után Jude-ot az igazság utáni vágy hajtja – valamint az a fantasztikus képessége, amellyel képes nem csak az élők, de a holtak testéről is olvasni. A kollégák hezitálása ellenére Jude visszatér a gyilkosságiakhoz, és miközben új társa, Uriah Ashby nyomozó is kételkedik az alkalmasságában, sőt a férfinek is megvannak a maga titkai. Ám amikor egy sorozatgyilkos fiatal lányokra kezd vadászni, a nyomozók kénytelenek együttműködni, hogy megállítsák a veszélyes őrültet, mielőtt újból lecsap. Az őrülteket pedig senki nem ismeri annyira, mint Jude.
Ania Ahlborn - Brother
From the bestselling horror author of Within These Walls and The Bird Eater comes a brand-new novel of terror that follows a teenager determined to break from his family’s unconventional—and deeply disturbing—traditions. Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it’s served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don’t knock on their door. Which is a good thing, seeing as to what’s buried in the Morrows’ backyard. But nineteen-year-old Michael Morrow isn’t like the rest of his family. He doesn’t take pleasure in the screams that echo through the trees. Michael pines for normalcy, and he’s sure that someday he’ll see the world beyond West Virginia. When he meets Alice, a pretty girl working at a record shop in the small nearby town of Dahlia, he’s immediately smitten. For a moment, he nearly forgets about the monster he’s become. But his brother, Rebel, is all too eager to remind Michael of his place…
Blake Crouch - Pines
Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels.off. As the days pass, Ethan's investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can't he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn't anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact - he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive. Intense and gripping, Pines is another masterful thriller from the mind of bestselling novelist Blake Crouch.
Dan Wells - Mr. Monster
I killed a demon. I don’t know if it was really, technically a demon, but I do know that he was some kind of monster, with fangs and claws and the whole bit, and he killed a lot of people. So I killed him. I think it was the right thing to do. At least the killing stopped. Well, it stopped for a while. In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John Wayne Cleaver saved his town from a murderer even more appalling than the serial killers he obsessively studies. But it turns out even demons have friends, and the disappearance of one has brought another to Clayton County. Soon there are new victims for John to work on at the mortuary and a new mystery to solve. But John has tasted death, and the dark nature he used as a weapon---the terrifying persona he calls “Mr. Monster”---might now be using him. No one in Clayton is safe unless John can vanquish two nightmarish adversaries: the unknown demon he must hunt and the inner demon he can never escape. In this sequel to his brilliant debut, Dan Wells ups the ante with a thriller that is just as gripping and even more intense. He apologizes in advance for the nightmares.
Paula Hawkins - A lány a vonaton
Te nem ismered, de ő ismer téged Elképesztő lélektani thiller - a _Hátsó ablak_ találkozása a _Holtodiglan_nal. Rachel ingázó, minden reggel felszáll ugyanarra a vonatra. Tudja, hogy minden alkalommal várakozni szoktak ugyanannál a fénysorompónál, ahonnan egy sor hátsó udvarra nyílik rálátás. Már-már kezdi úgy érezni, hogy ismeri az egyik ház lakóit. "Jess és Jason", így nevezi őket. A pár élete tökéletesnek tűnik, és Rachel sóvárogva gondol a boldogságukra. És aztán lát valami megdöbbentőt. Csak egyetlen pillanatig, ahogy a vonat tovahalad, de ennyi elég. A pillanat mindent megváltoztat. Rachel immár részese az életüknek, melyet eddig csak messziről szemlélt. Meglátják; sokkal több ő, mint egy lány a vonaton... Paula Hawkins első thillere azonnal a bestsellerlisták első helyezettje lett. Tizenkét nyelvre már lefordították, vitathatatlan, hogy 2015 meglepetését tartja kezében az olvasó.
Dan Wells - I Don't Want to Kill You
Dan Wells introduced us to John Wayne Cleaver in the chilling novels I Am Not a Serial Killer and Mr. Monster. In I Don't Want to Kill You, Cleaver faces his toughest challenge yet. John Wayne Cleaver has called a demon---literally called it on the phone---and challenged it to a fight. He’s faced two monsters already, barely escaping with his life, and now he’s done running; he’s taking the fight to them. As he wades through the town’s darkest secrets, searching for any sign of who the demon might be, one thing becomes all too clear: in a game of cat and mouse with a supernatural killer, you are always the mouse. In I Am Not a Serial Killer we watched a budding sociopath break every rule he had to save his town from evil. In Mr. Monster we held our breath as he fought madly with himself, struggling to stay in control. Now John Wayne Cleaver has mastered his twisted talents and embraced his role as a killer of killers. I Don't Want to Kill You brings his story to a thundering climax of suspicion, mayhem, and death. It’s time to punish the guilty. And in a town full of secrets, everyone is guilty of something.
Kerri Maniscalco - Stalking Jack the Ripper
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world. The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.
Jodi Picoult - Nineteen Minutes
In this emotionally charged novel, Jodi Picoult delves beneath the surface of a small town to explore what it means to be different in our society. In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton has endured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend, Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowd that often instigates the harassment. One final incident of bullying sends Peter over the edge and leads him to commit an act of violence that forever changes the lives of Sterling’s residents. Even those who were not inside the school that morning find their lives in an upheaval, including Alex Cormier. The superior court judge assigned to the Houghton case, Alex—whose daughter, Josie, witnessed the events that unfolded—must decide whether or not to step down. She’s torn between presiding over the biggest case of her career and knowing that doing so will cause an even wider chasm in her relationship with her emotionally fragile daughter. Josie, meanwhile, claims she can’t remember what happened in the last fatal minutes of Peter’s rampage. Or can she? And Peter’s parents, Lacy and Lewis Houghton, ceaselessly examine the past to see what they might have said or done to compel their son to such extremes. Nineteen Minutes also features the return of two of Jodi Picoult’s characters—defense attorney Jordan McAfee from The Pact and Salem Falls, and Patrick DuCharme, the intrepid detective introduced in Perfect Match. Rich with psychological and social insight, Nineteen Minutes is a riveting, poignant, and thought-provoking novel that has at its center a haunting question. Do we ever really know someone?
Kerri Maniscalco - Hunting Prince Dracula
In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer...or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper's true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe's best schools of forensic medicine...and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend. But her life's dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school's forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.
Daniel Cole - Ragdoll
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?