Category Archives: Suspense

Jack Ryder Mystery Series 1-3

From the Amazon ALL-star Bestselling author Willow Rose

– HIT THE ROAD JACK:

Ben should be in school. It’s Monday morning but his parents haven’t woken up yet after a night of heavy drinking. Ben waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today’s field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he’s not making it to school today at all.

Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids’ field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed.

With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.

– SLIP OUT THE BACK JACK:

They take turns with the knife, cutting their thumbs open. A drop of blood lands on the dark wooden table. Eyes meet across the room. All four thumbs are pressed against each other one by one. Blood is shared, secrets buried.

Years later a brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd at a movie theater in Miami and sends a chill through the entire nation. When human remains are discovered in the dense forest next to a biking trail in Brevard County, it is only the beginning of a series of gruesome murders, which will shock the entire Space Coast.

Detective Jack Ryder is preoccupied with Shannon King and the strange email she has just received that leaves her terrified just as she prepares to go on stage at the Runaway Country Festival. Jack Ryder senses the connection and soon he realizes he is on the hunt for a serial killer with a killing spree that spans over more than a decade.
It’s spring-break in Cocoa Beach ” and evil is lurking everywhere.

Slip out The Back Jack is the second novel in Willow Rose’s series about Jack Ryder, a devoted father and committed homicide detective.

– THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT:

Scott Kingston is afraid of monsters. He thinks they’re lurking outside his bedroom window at night when his mother tucks him in. He asks his mother to keep the light on to scare the monsters away. But that light is exactly what lures the kidnapper to his window and the next morning, Scott Kingston is gone.

Twenty-eight years later, Vernon Johnson is released from jail after spending the biggest part of his life on death row, convicted of having kidnapped and killed Scott Kingston. As so many times before, he has appealed his case, but this time, the judge decides to let him go. A witness has finally told the truth, and there is no longer sufficient evidence to keep him in jail.

But shortly after Vernon Johnson is released and has returned to his childhood town, another child disappears, and soon all eyes are on him” again.

Jack Ryder is getting ready to build the house of his dreams, while hoping that Shannon won’t end up in jail for the murder her ex-husband committed. She is expecting their child and the pregnancy, along with the worrying, takes a toll on the both of them, especially when a dark secret is revealed about the lot where they are preparing to build their house.

The House that Jack Built is the third novel about Detective Jack Ryder and his girlfriend, the country superstar, Shannon King.

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Heart of Stone

Caleb Stone’s life had never been easy – though nurtured by a loving and devoted mother, he’d been forced to become a man early at the hands of his abusive father. If it wasn’t for the support and encouragement of the woman who would eventually show him what true love was, Caleb’s dream of becoming a police officer may never have come true.

Now one of Los Angeles’ finest homicide detectives, Caleb hadn’t foreseen the impact his past would have on his life, or the lengths he’d be willing to go to in order to protect the people who couldn’t protect themselves. His life was full of secrets and lies, but it was his life, and more importantly it was the life that would put him directly in the path of the woman who would change his world forever.

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Beyond the Red Carpet

Sophia Donovan had it all: a beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills, a successful career at a high-profile celebrity magazine, amazing friends – and she was married to one of the hottest Hollywood Directors of their time. Things between her and her husband Marcus weren’t perfect but after 11 years, what marriage was? But if the secrets that lay behind the walls of the Donovan home were ever exposed life would never be the same for anyone.

When an unexpected visitor from Sophia’s past shows up, it forces her to come to terms with her suspicions. As she unravels the truth about the people closest to her, it quickly becomes clear that fighting to save her marriage won’t be nearly as important as fighting to save her life.

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7th Street Crew Mystery Series: Vol 1-2

You will never guess the ending!

Am I pretty?

Imagine being asked that question standing face to face with a killer. What would you answer?

While her life is going from bad to worse, journalist Mary Mills receives a phone call from her father telling her that her brother has been arrested for murder. Mary decides to go back to her hometown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, which she left twenty years back and has never visited since.

Working with her old friends from the 7th Street Crew, she tracks down the most disturbing and surprising killer this town has ever faced before a shocking conclusion turns everything upside down for them.

Determined to solve the murder and to have her brother acquitted, Mary is forced to face demons from her past she never thought she would have to again.

YOU CAN RUN, BOOK 2:

It’s not the kind of thing you’d expect to happen on an ordinary Saturday morning.

Her kids are arguing, and her husband is still sleeping. Lisa is tired and wonders why her husband keeps working late. Is he having an affair? Is it the same girl as last time?

Lisa’s teenage daughter is acting up, and just as Lisa is about to walk up to her room and tell her who’s the boss around here, she feels the cold steel of a gun pressed against her cheek, while a hand covers her mouth.

Years later, it remains a mystery. Who killed Lisa’s family after holding them captive for twenty-four terrifying hours in their house?

Mary Mills is enjoying her new life in Cocoa Beach. She is back with her husband Joey and the rest of the 7th Street Crew that she grew up with. She is writing a blog and doing pretty well for herself when she realizes one of her best friends; Marcia is in serious trouble.

It is well known within the crew that Marcia likes to drink a lot, but things are getting worse. Marcia is deep in over her head, and she risks losing her children. Soon Mary realizes that maybe she doesn’t know her old friend as well as she thought.

It is said that a friend will help you if you’re knocked down, while a real friend says, “Stay down; I’ve got this.”

Will Mary be able to live up to this? Will she be able to help Marcia, to save her before it is too late? Does she want to after she digs deeper into Marcia’s story and finds out who she really is?

Every bit as pulse-pounding as her other books You Can Run, delivers further proof that Willow Rose is the most addictive thriller writer around.

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Heart of Stone

Caleb Stone’s life had never been easy – though nurtured by a loving and devoted mother, he’d been forced to become a man early at the hands of his abusive father. If it wasn’t for the support and encouragement of the woman who would eventually show him what true love was, Caleb’s dream of becoming a police officer may never have come true.

Now one of Los Angeles’ finest homicide detectives, Caleb hadn’t foreseen the impact his past would have on his life, or the lengths he’d be willing to go to in order to protect the people who couldn’t protect themselves. His life was full of secrets and lies, but it was his life, and more importantly it was the life that would put him directly in the path of the woman who would change his world forever.

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Beyond the Red Carpet

Sophia Donovan had it all: a beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills, a successful career at a high-profile celebrity magazine, amazing friends – and she was married to one of the hottest Hollywood Directors of their time. Things between her and her husband Marcus weren’t perfect but after 11 years, what marriage was? But if the secrets that lay behind the walls of the Donovan home were ever exposed life would never be the same for anyone.

When an unexpected visitor from Sophia’s past shows up, it forces her to come to terms with her suspicions. As she unravels the truth about the people closest to her, it quickly becomes clear that fighting to save her marriage won’t be nearly as important as fighting to save her life.

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Umbrella Man

If you like Stranger Things – you will love this!
In your dream, no one can hear you scream

When the body of the teenage boy, Julian Long, is discovered in the Green Swamps of Florida, the citizens of Bushlake know the city will never be the same again. Julian was popular, loved by all, and the circumstances of his death are more than strange.

What secrets is the boy in the swamps hiding?

Stephanie Boulder has returned to the town after fifteen years to take care of her grandmother, who is terminally ill. She writes for the local paper, and as soon as she starts digging into the story of Julian Long, she discovers secrets deep within the town’s history. Secrets so cruel, so profoundly buried, uncovering them will put her life in grave danger.

What if dreams were not just dreams? Would you dare to sleep again?

Desperate for answers, Stephanie embarks on a journey that spans beyond her beliefs, heading towards a terrifying nightmare, trying to figure out who the Umbrella Man is.

Umbrella Man is a page-turning supernatural thriller from the Queen of Scream, Willow Rose. It is fast paced and packed with suspense. This is one book you don’t want to miss.

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Thirteen, Fourteen … Little boy unseen (Rebekka Franck Book 7)

WILL KEEP YOU UP ALL NIGHT!

A fast paced Mystery from Best selling Author Willow Rose.

Alexandra wasn’t delicate and petite like all the other girls. She didn’t want to wear dresses or play with dolls. In school, she was mocked and people thought something was wrong with her.

They all thought they were doing what was best for her. The pastor, the therapist, the doctors, and especially her parents thought they were only helping Alexandra when forcing her to wear dresses, act like a girl, and play with dolls instead of cars.

Twenty years later, a string of strange deaths occurs in Karrebaeksminde. The bodies’ genitals are mutilated. The men are dressed as women and women are dressed as men.

Rebekka Franck is back at Zeeland Times when the first bodies appear, and soon she realizes a ruthless serial killer is roaming the streets of the small coastal town. A killer with a message.

Thirteen, Fourteen…Little Boy Unseen is a story about how being accepted for who you are while growing up is vital for every child. It is the seventh book in Willow Rose’s bestselling Rebekka Franck series.

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The Cleary Case Files: Box Set Volumes 1 – 3

cleary-caseVolume 1-3 of the Cleary Case Files follows FBI Agent Shawn Cleary as she pursues killers with disparate motives, methods, and signatures.

Volume 1: First, Kill All The Lawyers

Shakespeare’s advice is finally heeded. A cunning killer is poisoning Washington, DC lawyers – and Sergeant Pulaski’s friend, FBI agent Cleary, is named the prime suspect. She says she’s innocent, but as the body count climbs, Pulaski must choose what to believe.

Volume 2: Two Kill Again

Camping will never be the same again! The Park Slasher’s multiple victims are scattered across the country, adding to the fear that no one is safe. FBI agent Shawn Cleary pursues the ruthless killer through some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable to end the nightmare.

Volume 3: Third Breath

Ebola outbreaks occupy the headlines, but the Superbugs created by a monster could be the cause of the next pandemic. Dr. Jamie Carpenter, enlisted by FBI Agent Shawn Cleary, agrees to an undercover assignment to discover the identity of a mass murderer whose goal is death on a global scale.

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Ring of Lies

ring-of-liesDaniel Elliott dies in a single-car accident one rainy English night. His wife, Grace, is grief stricken. Although their marriage was imperfect, sheltered Grace doesn’t relish the future alone.

She soon learns how little she knew about Daniel. There are secrets: an alias, a strange list of numbers, a house in Florida – and a mistress who’s a dead ringer for Grace.

Terrified but determined, she flies to Florida. Underworld figures stalk her…and so does the other woman. To her surprise, handsome FBI man Jack West takes the case. Grace has a past with the troubled agent. Despite her efforts, she finds herself falling for him all over again.

With danger around every curve, Grace and Jack navigate the criminal world of south Florida to find the truth behind the Ring of Lies

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In the Graveyard Antemortem

SCREAM Magazine calls In the Graveyard Antemortem “an engaging, creepy mystery.” Winner of Amazon’s reader-powered Kindle Scout program. Seventeen-year-old Lisa Jacobs is determined to solve her father’s gruesome murder. But before she can investigate in her own small town, she is forced to spend the summer with her Uncle Clayton, the owner of Grand Hallow–a massive funeral and mortuary operation the size of a small city. Her move to Grand Hallow only deepens the mystery as she begins to suspect the strange and chilling occurrences there are linked to her father’s death. With the help of her acid-tongued best friend and deadbeat brother, Lisa must unravel the secrets of Grand Hallow–before it’s too late. In the Graveyard Antemortem is a mystery/suspense novel with a healthy dash of horror.

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Precision

precisionWe all thought we were safe.

Until the war spilled over into Western Europe, swamping the streets with violence and chaos.

London has become the target for her enemies, seeking hostages and retribution.

The military is thousands of miles away, fighting in wars we have long ceased caring about.

There is nowhere to turn, no way of fighting back, and no one to help.

Conceived in the Ghost Room, and forged in the deserts of Utah, the solution is violent and controversial.

For killing has consequences.

But what option do you have when there are no options?
But then, how do you control something you have designed to be unstoppable?

FREE eBook from December 2 – 4, 2016

On the Edge of the Loch: A Psychological Novel set in Ireland

edge-of-lochOne Irish autumn evening, in a little picturesque train station, I noticed a graceful young woman sitting alone;
she looked to be waiting for someone to arrive.

Over the next week I re-visited the station on five occasions to photograph it in different light.

The woman was there every time, still waiting.

On the day I was to leave we somehow found ourselves closer to each other.

She smiled at me, warmly. I smiled back.

Our eyes held in a sort of silent conversation.

She leaned closer, like she was about to talk to me, maybe tell me something.

But suddenly her head dropped, she turned away.

I sensed that she was waiting for a dream, a dream that would never show up.

But what if, I thought, what if that dream . . .

. . . This enigmatic woman inspired this 400-page novel. She’s too mysterious to be the main character, at first. So I wrote a bigger story around a driven man, and married the two.

It’s a story about a passionate search for freedom, sanity, and maybe love.

Critics said: ‘Intense’, ‘Unpredictable’, ‘Probably the best two final chapters I’ve read’.

Jack Engelhard (author, Indecent Proposal) said: ‘Epic, compelling! I could neither wait for nor predict the sublime outcome.’

On the Edge of the Loch: A Psychological Novel set in Ireland.

by Joseph Eamon Cummins
(36 reviews, 4.8 stars)

eBook $5.99. Now FREE on Amazon.
Print book $15.95 – a wonderful Christmas gift for your book-loving friends.

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You Can’t Hide

youcanthide3Another gripping serial killer thriller from the Queen of Scream.

Young girls are being kidnapped and so are their mothers. They are being bought and sold as slaves. Behind these kidnappings stands a ghostly person who calls himself the Boxer. He finds the girls and their mothers online, where he stalks and chats with the girls until he decides who to pick up and sell.

A new reign of terror has fallen on the unsuspecting residents of Cocoa Beach. They think their worst nightmare is the environmental catastrophe causing the thousands of dead fish in the river until the first body turns up among the dead fish.

Mary Mills’ personal life is in chaos. She is trying to balance being a divorced mother and dealing with the presence of her ex-husband’s new girlfriend in her, and especially her son’s, life.

Mary gets on the trail of the disappearing mothers and daughters, and when she finally thinks she has it all figured out, it becomes clear that nothing is what it seems.

Meanwhile, Mary’s brother Blake is preparing an attack on her, and before she knows it, she is the one who desperately needs the help from her friends in the 7th Street Crew.

Every bit as pulse-pounding as her other books You Can’t Hide, delivers further proof that Willow Rose is the most addictive thriller writer around.

The fourth book Careful Little Eyes will be released in the fall of 2016.

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Barracuda

barracudaRecovering from a gunshot wound he’d received while in the line of duty, NYPD Detective Mick O’Shaughnessy is in need of some relaxing time away from the big city. A vacation in the peaceful, scenic Bikini Atoll, a scuba diver’s paradise, could be the panacea to heal his wounded leg as well as his shattered nerves. Then again, maybe it isn’t. . Immediately upon arrival, Micko inadvertently finds himself dropped in the middle of an international money laundering operation, a territorial feud between the island natives and the resort developers, and an impending mob war between the Russian Mafia and the Japanese Yakuza. If that weren’t nerve-wracking enough, the many years of nuclear testing that had taken place in Bikini Atoll after World War II have had an unusual effect on the sea life in the lagoon-and the freakishly large mutant barracuda who dwells there perceives all scuba-diving tourists as lunch meat. Barracuda is a fast-paced story in which international intrigue, environmental catastrophe, and the sense of cultural pride collide. Even on vacation, Mick O’Shaughnessy is a detective at heart, and he refuses to fly away from the chaos in this island paradise until all questions are answered and feelings of safety and justice take over the atoll.

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First, Kill All The Lawyers

kill-lawyersFBI agent Shawn Cleary realizes a cunning killer has taken Shakespeare’s advice literally as the body count of poisoned lawyers rises. Shawn must find a way to work with Sgt. Ed Pulaski of the Washington, D.C. Police Department, who usually works alone because of his irascible personality.

Shawn’s romantic interest and her many relatives lend a humanizing touch to the revelations of dirty politics allowing character development to drive the story. As the evidence begins to implicate Shawn in an elaborate conspiracy perpetrated by a surprising source, Shawn is forced to flee to prove her innocence.

Pulaski is conflicted by an underlying feeling of respect for Shawn and must choose between helping her or her pursuers. The shocking climax occurs at a historic theater, where Shawn confronts an evil enemy while Pulaski wonders if he made the right choice.

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DISRUPTION

disruptionThere are two types of people: those who have been hacked and know it, and those who have been hacked and don’t know it.

Former Naval Intelligence Officer turned secret operative Jake Pendleton finds himself in a pulse-pounding race to stop a cyber-terrorist from releasing a string of the most heinous cyber-crimes the world has ever seen. Crimes that could render the world’s advanced technology useless.

Jake teams with his partner, Francesca Catanzaro, to track down their only lead, a man who might hold the key to stop a group of black-hat hackers from causing worldwide chaos-tag named Disruption.

After a search of the hacker’s flat in Rome turns up empty, Jake and Francesca follow the clues-a trail of dead bodies that leads them across Europe. Along the way, Jake discovers a possible link between recent hacks and a Malaysian airliner that mysteriously disappeared.

In the final adrenaline-charged moments before Disruption, Jake and Francesca find themselves in a high-voltage race to stop these cyber terrorists from unleashing destruction against their sworn mortal enemy.

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Shrouded Secrets

shrouded-secretsWhen fate brought handsome Eric Gaines in contact with 18-year-old Mumtaz Al-Ghazi, not only was he in dire need of medical help, he was also a fugitive on foreign soil wanted dead or alive. Mumtaz, having witnessed a young couple’s death despite her efforts to help them elope two years ago, vowed to save Eric to redeem herself.

A nurse and an orphanage operator, Mumtaz hides Eric in the least expected place -in plain sight. Nursing Eric back to life and setting him free seemed simple enough until she falls deeply in love with him. When the country goes on lockdown and the reward for his capture grabs the interest of several lethal bounty hunters, this only give way for their explosive chemistry to intensify despite her engagement to the new head of the security services who is hell-bent on finding Eric to validate his position and bring honor back to his Anti-American nation.

If you love Homeland, Tyrant and ARGO and the romance in Titanic and The Notebook, you’ll love Shrouded Secrets.

Come and experience loyalty, survival and compassion at its very best in this empathy pulling and gut wrenching suspenseful story with deeply drawn characters. This is a taut thriller suspense with heavy romance, drama and action. You won’t know when your pulse doubles and your hand flips the pages!

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