Sometimes the danger is coming from... inside the house. You might not look at your family and neighbours the same way after reading some of these suspenseful titles.
As long as we both shall live : a novel
Chaney, JoAnn, author
"My wife! I think she's dead!" Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren't hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It was a tragic accident. But Matt's first wife also died in suspicious circumstances. And when the police pull a body out of the river, they have a lot more questions for Matt. Detectives Loren and Spengler want to know if Matt is a grieving, twice-unlucky husband or a cold-blooded murderer.
The dead ex
Corry, Jane, author
One man's disappearance throws four women's lives into chaos--and not all will survive. Vicki works as an aromatherapist, she's just finishing a session when the police arrive on her doorstep--her ex-husband David has gone missing. Vicki insists she last saw him years ago when they divorced, but the police clearly don't believe her. Meanwhile, Scarlet and her mother Zelda are down on their luck, and at eight years old, Scarlet's not old enough to know that the "game" her mother forces her to play is really just a twisted name for dealing drugs. David's new wife, Tanya, is the one who reported him missing, but what really happened on the night of David's disappearance? And how can Vicki prove her innocence, when she's not even sure of it herself? The answer lies in the connection among these four women--and the one person they can't escape.
The end of her
Lapena, Shari, 1960- author
Stephanie and Patrick are adjusting to life with their colicky twin babies, but when a woman from Patrick's past appears and starts raising questions about the death of his late first wife, Stephanie's trust in her husband begins to falter. As their marriage crumbles, Stephanie feels herself coming unglued, and soon she isn't sure what - or who - to believe. Now the most important thing is to protect her girls, but at what cost?
The good sister
McAllister, Gillian, author
Your baby died in your sister's care - the police think it's murder but she insists she's innocent. Who should you believe? ... The unthinkable has happened to Martha. She thought her baby daughter would be safe with her sister Becky while she was called away with work. Becky might be more relaxed than Martha, but she's a good parent to her own son. But the news of her baby's death and, later, her own sister's arrest turns her whole world upside down. Martha will have to watch her sister stand trial, to hear the evidence build up piece by piece. Her husband is sure of Becky's guilt. But Martha loves her sister, she knows her sister. Doesn't she?
Her one mistake
Perks, Heidi, 1973- author
Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children. She only took her eyes off of them for one second. Charlotte knows she must find the courage to tell Harriet that her beloved only child is missing. As the police bear down on both women trying to piece together the puzzle of what happened to this little girl, dark secrets begin to surface - and Harriet discovers that confiding in Charlotte again may be the only thing that will reunite her with her daughter.
Home before dark
Sager, Riley, author
Twenty-five years ago, Maggie Holt’s father, Ewan, wrote a book called “House of Horrors” about the ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits in Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate. Today, Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death. As she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale, Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book. Alternating between Maggie’s uneasy homecoming and chapters from her father’s book, this is the story of a house with long-buried secrets and a woman’s quest to uncover them.
Lying in wait
Nugent, Liz, author
The last people who expect to be meeting with a drug-addicted prostitute are a respected judge and his reclusive wife. And they certainly don't plan to kill her and bury her in their exquisite suburban garden. Yet Andrew and Lydia Fitzsimons find themselves in this unfortunate situation. While Lydia does all she can to protect their innocent son Laurence and their social standing, her husband begins to falls apart. But Laurence is not as naive as Lydia thinks. And his obsession with the dead girl's family may be the undoing of his own.
The lying room
French, Nicci, author
A married woman's affair with her boss spirals into a dangerous game of chess with the police when she discovers he's been murdered and she clears the crime scene of all evidence.
The majesties : a novel
Tsao, Tiffany, author
Growing up in a wealthy, eminent, and sometimes deceitful family, sisters Gwendolyn and Estella have relied on each other for support and confidence. But now Gwendolyn is lying in a coma, the sole survivor of Estella's poisoning of their whole clan. Travelling from the luxurious world of the rich and powerful in Indonesia to the most spectacular shows at Paris Fashion Week, from the sunny coasts of California to the melting pot of Melbourne's university scene, this is a haunting and deeply evocative novel about the dark secrets that can build a family empire - and also bring it crashing down.
Man of the year
Walker, Caroline Louise, author
Dr. Robert Hart, Sag Harbor's just-named Man of the Year, is the envy of his friends and neighbours. So when Jonah's troubled college roommate, Nick, needs a place to stay for the summer, Hart and his wife generously offer him their guest house. A win-win: Jonah will have someone to hang with, and his father can bask in the warm glow of his own generosity. But when he begins to notice his new houseguest getting a little too close to his wife, the good doctor's veneer begins to crack. Before long, he's embroiled in a desperate downward spiral, destroying the lives that stand in his way.
Hepworth, Sally, author
From the moment Lucy met her husband's mother, Diana, she was kept at arm's length. Five years later, Diana has been found dead, a suicide note near her body. Diana claims that she no longer wanted to live because of a battle with cancer. But the autopsy finds no cancer. The autopsy does find traces of poison and suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead?
The other Mrs. Miller
Dickson, Allison M., author
"Two women are watching each other. Phoebe Miller isn't sure when the rusty car started showing up in the cul-de-sac she calls home, or why its driver would be spying on her. What could be interesting about an unhappy housewife who drowns her sorrows in ice cream and wine and barely leaves her house? When a new family moves in across the street--the exuberant Vicki, who just might become the gossipy best friend Phoebe's always wanted, and her handsome college-bound son, Jake, who offers companionship of a different variety--Phoebe finds her dull routine infused with the excitement she's been missing. But with her head turned, she's no longer focused on the woman in the car. And she really should be..."--Dust jacket flap.
Candlish, Louise, author
"From an internationally acclaimed author, a disturbing and addictive novel of domestic suspense where secrets kept hidden from spouses cause shocking surprises that hit home ... There's nothing unusual about a new family moving in at 91 Trinity Avenue. Except it's her house. And she didn't sell it. When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she's sure there's been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern coparenting arrangement: bird's nest custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. In a domino effect of crimes and misdemeanors, the nest comes tumbling down. Now Bram has disappeared and so have Fiona's children. As events spiral well beyond her control, Fiona will discover just how many lies her husband was weaving and how little they truly knew each other. But Bram's not the only one with things to hide, and some secrets are best kept to oneself, safe as houses" -- from Worldcat.org.
The perfect nanny
Slimani, Leila, 1981- author
When Myriam, decides to return to work, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's apartment, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau.
Bell, David, 1969 November 17- author
"When a man agrees to do a favor for a friend, he gets more than he bargained for as he becomes embroiled in a woman's murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of Layover. Ryan Francis has it all--great job, wonderful wife, beautiful child. That is until an old friend, Blake Norton, asks Ryan to help keep his affair a secret by retrieving an incriminating item from the woman's home. Ryan refuses to help, but when Blake threatens to reveal his deepest and darkest secret--which could put everything in Ryan's life in jeopardy--Ryan has no choice. When he arrives at the woman's house, Ryan is shocked to learn two things: he knows the woman Blake is having an affair with, and she is dead on her bedroom floor. With the sound of police sirens rapidly approaching, Ryan flees, wondering why his old friend was setting him up for murder. Determined to keep his life intact and to clear his name, Ryan can't rest until he finds out who the real murderer is--but solving the crime may lead him closer to home than he ever could have imagined."--Provided by publisher.
Kay, Elizabeth, author
Growing up, Jane and Marnie shared everything. They knew the other's deepest secrets. They wouldn't have had it any other way. But when Marnie falls in love, things begin to change. Because Jane has a secret: she loathes Marnie's wealthy, priggish husband. So when Marnie asks if she likes him, Jane tells her first lie. After all, even best friends keep some things to themselves. If she had been honest, then perhaps her best friend's husband might still be alive today. For, of course, it's not the last lie. In fact, it's only the beginning.
Something in the water : a novel
Steadman, Catherine, author
Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water.... Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret. After all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events.
Fisher, Tarryn, author
Thursday's husband, Seth, has two other wives. She's never met them, and she doesn't know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she's so crazy about him. But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different and horrifying story about the man she married.