On a frigid December night, Karen sits at the edge of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River, dressed in a flowing gown, like a visitor from the distant past. A beautiful and shining young woman, she gazes up at a bone-white winter moon like a fairy-tale princess frozen in time. At first glance, one might not even notice that she is dead, coated in a glistening patina of ice. Homicide cops Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano take the lead on the case, uncovering a plethora of eerie clues–each more warped and spine-chilling than the last. Yet the identity of Karen’s pitiless killer remains a mystery. Then the next victim is found upriver at an abandoned waterworks, posed with an unlikely object in her clasped hands. Struggling to link the victims and make sense of the madman’s agenda, Byrne and Balzano follow his twisted trail, which stretches into a past of dark crimes forgotten by all but a few. Now the past roars back into the present with a vengeance as the ingenious killer unleashes a torrent of rage upon the streets of Philadelphia. As Byrne and Balzano sift through suspects and clues, they unearth a shocking secret history: a legacy of malevolence and cold-blooded retribution dating back twenty years. And the farther they make their way up the body-strewn banks of the Schuylkill River, the closer they get to a villain from their worst nightmare, an evil as patient as it is merciless. Lightning fast and razor sharp, this jolting thriller from acclaimed author Richard Montanari coils back in time to deliver a fiendish mystery, a shattering revelation, and one hell of a wild ride. Lock your doors and turn up the lights. Montanari’s terrifying bedtime story will keep you up all night. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Richard Montanari's The Echo Man.
Merciless is book 2 of the Iron Reapers MC trilogy. Book 3, Ruthless, is available everywhere now! She’s a good girl who’s too innocent and pure to know what it means to be around someone like me. But this isn’t about what she wants. It’s about what I want. And what I want is to wreck the good girl in every way I can. Claim her. Use her. Make her mine. New Orleans might be the Big Easy, but this girl is anything but. I was here on business for my club—the Iron Reapers MC—when Sasha came into my life. She’s a good girl surrounded by a city of sin and debauchery. She’s so innocent that from the first whiff of her, I couldn’t keep myself away. She’s too good of a girl to be wrecked by a monster like me. I want to see how far I can push her. How much she can take. I want to hear the soft moans from her lips when I pull her close. But I don’t just want to make her moan. I want to make her scream. Scream to be taken. Scream to be used Scream to be mine.
In the spirit of J.A. Jance, Nevada Barr, and C.J. Box comes Shamus Award-winning author Lori Armstrong’s sharp and gritty Merciless, about Black Ops army sniper-turned-FBI agent Mercy Gunderson and her quest for vengeance when a killer narrows his sights on her and her family. Torn between her duties to the FBI and her need to keep her loved ones safe, former black-ops army sniper Mercy Gunderson must unleash the cold, dark, merciless killer inside her and become the predator . . . rather than the prey. Newly minted agent Mercy Gunderson is back and ready for action— unfortunately, she’s stuck doing paperwork in an overheated government office building. But she gets more than she bargained for when she’s thrown into her first FBI murder case, working with the tribal police on the Eagle River Reservation, where the victim is the teenage niece of the recently elected tribal president. When another gruesome killing occurs during the early stages of the investigation, Mercy and fellow FBI agent Shay Turnbull are at odds about whether the crimes are connected. Due to job confidentiality, Mercy can’t discuss her misgivings about the baffling cases with her boyfriend, Eagle River County sheriff Mason Dawson, and the couple’s home on the ranch descends into chaos when Dawson’s eleven-year-old son Lex is sent to live with them. While Mercy struggles to find a balance, hidden political agendas and old family vendettas turn ugly, masking motives and causing a rift among the tribal police, the tribal council, and the FBI. Soon, however, Mercy realizes that the deranged killer is still at large—and is playing a dangerous game with his sights set on Mercy as his next victim.
After his no-nonsense assistant, Joceline Perry, comes to his rescue time and time again, FBI agent Jon Blackhawk realizes that he cannot live without her and must convince this beautiful single mother that he is worth the risk.
Evil has infiltrated our world. His name is Oblivion and his touch is death. He devastates the planet, turning it into a twisted, barren world. A dark world. And Grant Borrows, the one man powerful enough to oppose him, is dead. As Grant's remaining friends learn the ultimate truth behind the events that shaped their lives, they secretly gather for one last battle. This showdown between good and evil will prove to every soul on earth that in the bitterest twilight, all is not lost. The world must never forget that even when life is merciless, it is not hopeless.
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Merciless: House of Gravori A Masters of Seduction Novella Book 1 Seeking vengeance for the murder of his brother, Incubus Master Devlin Gravori demands justice from the high court of the Nephilim. But fury and retribution are no match for the consuming desire he feels for Nahiri, the beautiful Nephilim warrior he claims as his hostage. Look for Lara's next Masters of Seduction novella, Priceless: House of Ebarron, available now!
"The Merciless is chilling. Think Mean Girls meets The Exorcist."—MTV.com Danielle Vega delivers blood-curdling suspense and terror on every page of this thrilling debut novel. Fans of Asylum by Madeleine Roux and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will devour this terrifying series. Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream. Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed. Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls...unless she wants to be next. By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us? “Pretty Little Liars fans, get a sneak peek at your new favorite book The Merciless…a nail biting thriller.”—Seventeen Magazine
Two years ago Van King killed a man and saved my life. I’ve thought about the handsome private investigator every day since, fantasized about what would happen when I finally saw him again. And when I do, it’s far from the reunion of my dreams. A copycat serial killer wants to finish what I barely survived. Van rushes to my side once more, and shows me the man he truly is: protective, possessive, merciless, especially when it comes to me and my safety. He thinks I’m afraid of him. But I’ve loved Van from the moment his dark, enigmatic gaze met mine. This time, I won’t allow my fear or debilitating shyness to rule me. I sure as hell won’t hide from the heat that explodes between us while I’m under his protection. No, I’ll welcome it and beg for more. Merciless King is the fifth book in the Lawless Kings series, but each of these sexy, gritty contemporary romances can be enjoyed as a standalone. Other books in the series: Book 1: Shattered King Book 2: Broken Rebel Book 3: Beautiful Killer Book 4: Ruthless Protector Book 4.5: Glorious Sinner Book 5: Merciless King Praise for the Lawless Kings series: “Shattered King is a sexy, beautiful second chance love story... a truly enjoyable read.” - Sawyer Bennett, New York Times bestselling author "Raw, gritty, and full of supercharged sexual tension...SHATTERED KING will break you into pieces right before it stitches you back together again." -Diana Gardin, author of SWORN TO PROTECT, Rescue OP's Series "An exquisitely crafted tale that packs a powerful emotional punch...simply put this story was freaking amazing." - Reds Romance Reviews on Beautiful Killer "This book had me from the first page to the final page. I could not stop reading. I’m not sure what Sherilee Gray has planned next but you can rest assured that I will be waiting for whatever it might be." - Carol's Reviews on Ruthless Protector Keywords: alpha hero, alpha, bad boy hero, bad boy protective hero, protective hero, strong heroine, series romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, mystery romance, anti-hero, lawless kings, sexy romance, security team, band of brothers, private detective, serial killer
The wild before the storm Travis Wilde doesn't do love or commitment—but he'd never turn down a willing woman and a king-size bed. Normally innocence like Jennie Cooper's would have the same effect as a cold shower, yet her determination and mouth-watering curves have him burning up all over! The clock is ticking; forced to confront her life, Jennie is determined to cross some major things off her to-do list. Some might be risky—like taking on the renowned Travis Wilde—but Jennie has nothing to lose, except the one thing she thought was untouchable…her heart.