HEAVYWEIGHT THRILLER writers David Hewson, Robert Goddard, Harlen Coben and John Grisham are among the writers featured in this latest batch of new titles added to the Library shelves in time for the autumn.
The Wrong Girl
by David Hewson
THE ARRIVAL OF Sinterklaas is an annual event which marks a high point in Amsterdam’s calendar. The city is full of children trying to get a glimpse of their hero, and the police are out in force to manage the crowded streets and waterways.
Detective Peter Vos is on duty with his young assistant, Laura Bakker, when the alarm is raised. A young girl wearing a pink jacket seems to have been kidnapped, but the ransom is not as expected, and it seems that there could be a case of mistaken identity.
In the city of vice, tension runs high with opposing gangs protecting their individual patches and the security forces and the police frequently clashing over responsibility. When the perpetrator’s horrifying demands become clear , the investigation is stepped up.
What the police uncover is an operation so sinister, with such far-reaching implications internationally, that they have to work round the clock to find the true heart of evil – before it’s too late.
The Ends of the Earth
by Robert Goddard
SIR HENRY MAXTED was murdered while serving as an adviser with the British delegation to the Paris peace conference. Ex-flying ace James ‘Max’ Maxted attempts to uncover the secret behind the death of his father but ends up dead himself.
The trail uncovered by him leads to Japan and a mysterious prisoner held by Sir Henry Maxted’s old enemy, Count Tomura. Unaware of Max’s fate, the team he has recruited to finish the job are already there, where their paths cross that of former German spymaster, Fritz Lemmer, now rebuilding his spy network in the service of a new, more sinister cause.
The quest Max embarked on in Paris will reach its dizzying climax at Tomura’s castle in the mountains of Honshu – and the full truth of what occurred 30 years before will finally be laid bare…
Follow Me Once
by Harlen Coben
COBEN, THE ‘master of the double twist’, has crafted another spine-tingling page-turner. Maya is witness to her husband’s murder. So how does he subsequently appear on a secretly-filmed video? She thought she trusted him. Now you she can’t even trust herself. Dark secrets will be revealed before the chilling conclusion.
by John Grisham
SEBASTIAN RUDD takes cases no-one else wants, this time representing a drunk-addled punk accused of murdering two little girls. There’s also a crime lord on death row and a homeowner who shot at a SWAT team. Are they connected?
The Arch Swanger case may be the one that breaks him. Swanger is prime suspect in the abduction and presumed murder of 21-year-old Jiliana Kemp. When Swanger asks Sebastian to represent him, he lets Sebastian in on a terrible secret – one that will threaten everything Sebastian holds dear.
by Jane Shemilt
A HARROWING TALE of a mother’s obsessive search for her missing daughter. Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, but when her youngest child, 15-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble.
Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised.