He Was Not There and more new releases!

Today is launch day for He Was Not There, book #6 of Zachary Goldman Mysteries! If you have been following the series, you won’t want to miss this one. And if you have not read any other books in the series, it can still be read as a standalone.

And of course, I have a selection of other new releases that you may also be interested in. Have a browse through and pick up some reading for the coming week(s).

About He Was Not There

Zachary Goldman just wants to put everything that happened to him that night at the hands of a monster behind him forever. But when Heather, his estranged sister, asks for his help in bringing her own rapist to justice, there is no way he can turn her down. 

The case is cold, three decades ago. Heather never saw her attacker’s face, as he was wearing a mask. At the time, the police did everything they could, but there have been new advancements in technology and Zachary hopes to turn up something he can use to solve the case. 

Somehow, he needs to find a way to finally bring Heather some peace, even when it means dealing with his own painful memories. 

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Once I started reading, I didn’t want to put it down! The writing is very skillful, with a tight plot and believable characters. Highly recommended! 

Sandy, Goodreads reviewer

Other new releases

Cut and Run

Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery.

The other is more unsettling: Macy is Faith’s mirror image—the twin sister she never knew she had.
Faith knew that she was adopted, but now she’s finding that her childhood concealed other secrets. Following the trail of clues Macy left behind, Faith and Texas Ranger Mitchell Hayden make a shocking discovery on an isolated country ranch—a burial ground for three women who disappeared thirty years before.

They weren’t the only victims in a killer’s twisted plot. And they won’t be the last.

Cut and Run

Whispers of the Past

When Octavia Hanes, who is struggling from memory loss, returns to her childhood home in the remote town of Roseberg, Sweden, she begins suffering from horrible hallucinations.

Desperate to find answers, she seeks comfort in the arms of her old friend Hayden, who still lives just on the other side of the creepy lake where she nearly drowned at age ten.

As she slowly tries to uncover what the hallucinations mean, she realises the accident may have never been an accident after all, and the house holds terrible secrets someone desperately wanted her to forget.

Why did she lose her memory after the accident? What had happened in the house? Was her family life really as happy and loving as she has been told?

Convinced that she is in fact uncovering important memories, not going mad, Octavia must face her biggest nightmares to get to the bottom of the missing pieces of her life.

Whispers of the Past

The Patient

A therapist must face her own worst fear—one of her patients is a serial killer.

Danielle Rycroft suspects someone close to her has a dark secret. In the confidential setting of therapy, her patients share their anxieties and fears. Now, with a string of murders in town putting her on edge, Danielle’s own worries come close to eclipsing her patients’. In each case, the pattern is the same: parents killed while their children sleep blissfully unaware in their beds. Her best friend, Detective Tami Sloan, is the only person she has confided in.

Danielle believes that there’s still a secret one patient has yet to share. But which one? Behind a familiar face is a stranger who’ll do anything to hide their worst compulsions. The anxiety brings Danielle to her own therapist’s office, seeking counsel and comfort.

The Patient

Uncertain Stakes

A woman with a lust for risk taking…

She’s missing, with more suspects than evidence.

While investigating a cold case and juggling family obligations, Detective Luca finds himself at the center of the mysterious disappearance of Beth Wade.

As he unravels the young woman’s life, the list of suspects grows exponentially. A husband, a lover, a disgruntled client, an ex, a criminal, a loan shark—they all had motive to harm Beth, but the evidence against any of them is sketchy, at best.

The truth seems just out of Luca’s grasp, but he’s determined to uncover the truth about what happened the night she vanished. 
With political pressure to handle the case sensitively limiting his investigation, and personal concerns weighing down on him, Luca must press ahead and trust his gut…or risk losing the perpetrator forever.

Uncertain Stakes

Bloody Genius

At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Each carries their views to extremes that may seem absurd, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right?

Then a renowned and confrontational scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate . . . and as he probes the recent ideological unrest, he soon comes to realize he’s dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs.

Bloody Genius

Coexistence

Kimmy is trying to return to who she was at thirteen years old; who she was before she was kidnapped and traumatized by one of her mother’s many boyfriends.

But Kimmy doesn’t realize that her personalities, like Matryoshka dolls, were nested inside her years before the kidnapping.

In her teens, Kimmy was seeing a therapist before the therapist broke her confidence and exposed Kimmy’s life story in a book. One of the dolls inside her, Patty-Cake, dealt with that betrayal quite efficiently.

At age thirty-one, Kimberley Jean Tanner, with Patty-Cake’s help, walked into a Nursing Home and started shooting. Her first shot killed her Father and the Father of the child taken from her sixteen years ago. But then, it wasn’t Patty-Cake’s first murder.

Coexistence

Dark Pattern

Dr. Theo Cray has a legendary mathematical knack for catching serial killers. Until his exposure to a mind-altering pathogen knocks him off his game. It has upended an investigation, destroyed his reputation, and left him to question his own sanity.

One person still trusts him to finish the job. His former professor Amanda Paulson is helping point Cray down a logical path to his prey: a nomadic health-care worker whose murder spree stretches back decades and whose victims number in the hundreds.
Never more desperate to save innocent lives, and to save himself, Cray follows each new lead around the world. But with his own grip on reality slipping away, Cray knows that to follow the pattern of an elusive killer, he must also confront his own dark side.

In those dangerous shadows, he can find what he’s hunting. For Cray, venturing into a world without reason is going to be the most frightening journey of his life.

Dark Pattern

An 80s Kind of Vampire

Vinnie wanted to look older. So in 1988, he took a shortcut.

Now he’s “Forever Young”. He can bust a move like MTV’s finest. Yeah, he’s a little … undead … but the dancing is awesome, dude!

Thirty years pass by. 80s clubs have become scarce. But Vinnie still has the Maximum Righteous, where every night, he dances … and every night, he feeds.

The vampire council is outraged. Bodies are piling up, and they’re sick of cleaning up the mess. Club vampires are vermin, and Vinnie’s sloppy hunting habits could get them all discovered.

They send a vampire named Larry with one mission in mind. Teach Vinnie to conceal himself … or end him.

But can a club vampire even learn to tone it down? After leading the “Thriller” dance every night and basking in hairspray and glitter, it won’t be easy.

An 80s Kind of Vampire

Thin Air

Private investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips. But after receiving a photo of a three-year-old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty-five years ago, Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herself.

Eager for answers, Jessica heads to LA’s dark underbelly. When she learns that her biological mother was killed the night she was abducted, Jessica’s determined to solve a case the police have forgotten. Meanwhile, veteran LAPD detective Jason Pryce is in the midst of a gruesome investigation into a murdered college student moonlighting as a prostitute. A chance encounter leads to them crossing paths, but Jessica soon realizes that Pryce is hiding something about her father’s checkered history and her mother’s death.

To solve her mother’s murder and her own disappearance, Jessica must dig into the past and find the secrets buried there. But the air gets thinner as she crawls closer to the truth, and it’s getting harder and harder to breathe.

Thin Air

Mark Taggart and the Circle of Stones

Australian twelve-year-old Mark Taggart can’t wait to finish his correspondence classes each day, so he can get out on the family cattle station to help his dad. But his life is changing and the future is threatened by a prolonged drought. His dad owes money to Bull Corcoran who is demanding payment.

Not only is Mark’s family about to lose everything, he may never get a chance to visit a forbidden site on the land, a circle of stones that has drawn his imagination and curiosity for years. So Mark and his friend visit the site that marks a long-ago crime.

When they enter the area, the world drops away beneath their feet. They land in another world and learn they’ve been summoned to the Elemental Realm. This powerful place is under attack. Now Mark must lead an army against a darkly magical being and the beasts he controls to make it back home, save his family, and right an ancient crime.

Mark Taggart and the Circle of Stones

Mortal Arts

Scotland, 1830. Lady Kiera Darby is no stranger to intrigue—in fact, it seems to follow wherever she goes. After her foray into murder investigation, Kiera must journey to Edinburgh with her family so that her pregnant sister can be close to proper medical care. But the city is full of many things Kiera isn’t quite ready to face: the society ladies keen on judging her, her fellow investigator—and romantic entanglement—Sebastian Gage, and ultimately, another deadly mystery.

Kiera’s old friend Michael Dalmay is about to be married, but the arrival of his older brother—and Kiera’s childhood art tutor—William, has thrown everything into chaos. For ten years Will has been missing, committed to an insane asylum by his own father. Kiera is sympathetic to her mentor’s plight, especially when rumors swirl about a local girl gone missing. Now Kiera must once again employ her knowledge of the macabre and join forces with Gage in order to prove the innocence of a beloved family friend—and save the marriage of another…

Mortal Arts

Becoming Dawn Knight

Free this weekend in some stores.

Susie has a humdrum life working in an airport coffee shop, but it doesn’t stop her from having big dreams. When the planes are grounded, life changes for her after she accepts a new job and a deal that puts her face to face with a serial killer.

Who killed Shawn Davis? That’s the question Susie has to answer if she wants a better paycheck. The jury has convicted Ian Little, although there are better-looking suspects.

Now, she has to gather courage to get Ian Little, a convicted murderer, to tell her the truth about Shawn Davis, the one victim he refuses to take credit for killing.

Becoming Dawn Knight

The Dead Daughter

Kyla Gardener’s dead body is found on her bed one early morning. She had been stabbed multiple times. Her father, Paul, has blood stains on his shirt and his fingerprints are all over the murder weapon. Paul has no memory of what happened.
Kyla’s mother, Sharon, was not at home when the murder occurred. She was having an affair with her yoga instructor.

Private Investigator Lee Callaway was also at the Gardener residence on the night of the murder. He had been following Sharon at the behest of his client, Paul.
When all evidence points to Paul as the murderer, Callaway takes on the case to prove his innocence.

As he searches for answers, he uncovers a web of lies, secrets, and deceit. 

The Dead Daughter

Her Hidden Past

Bea Hughes had put the past behind her. 

Until an anonymous caller phoned to say they knew what she’d done. To make matters worse, Bea suspects someone else in the house was listening in on the line.

Fearful she’s been found out and desperate to keep her family together, Bea must identify and silence the person who stands in the way of her happiness.

Her Hidden Past

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