LATEST TITLES added to the LIbrary shelves this spring include an eclectic mix of horror, murder and mystery.
The Murder House
by James Patterson and David Ellis
NUMBER SEVEN Ocean Drive is a gorgeous multi-million dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past. It was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumoured to be cursed, it is known as the Murder House and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local but she hasn’t been back since she was a girl.
Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, the former New York City cop hardly expects the lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan.
And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many secrets as the Murder House itself, Jenna quickly realises that the Mansion’s history is much darker than even the town’s most salacious gossips could have imagined.
The Bones of You
by Debbie Howells
WHEN 18-YEAR-OLD Rosie Anderson disappears, life in the idyllic village where she grew up is never the same again. Rosie was beautiful, kind and gentle. She came from a loving family, and had her whole life ahead of her. Who could possibly want to harm her? And why? Kate is a friend of the family, and she is certain that someone in the village knows more than they are letting on. As the investigation deepens, so does Kate’s obsession with solving the mystery of what happened to Rosie.
In A Dark Wood
by Ruth Ware
NORA HASN’T SEEN Clare for ten years. Not since the day Nora walked out of her old life and never looked back. Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen party arrives. A weekend in a remote cottage – the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect with her best friend, to put the past behind her. But something goes wrong. Very wrong.
by Mason Cross
FOR YEARS, a sadistic serial killer has been preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer the Samaritan but with no leads the police investigation quickly grinds to a halt. That is when Carter Blake volunteers his services. He is a skilled manhunter who shares some uncomfortable similarities to the man the police are tracking. As the slaughter intensifies, Blake must find a way to stop it… even if it means bringing his own past crashing down on top of him.