The Right Side
A Novel by Spencer Quinn
Mystery & Thrillers , Women's Fiction
Pub Date 27 Jun 2017
The Right Side is a very different book from what I’ve come to expect from Spencer Quinn. It is an excellent, moving portrayal of the struggles of an injured vet to regain comfort in herself and in her surroundings. LeAnne Hogan is not pleasant or likable, but you can understand her anger and her fears, her inability to cope with the everyday that is so different from her life before the incident that took her eye and left shrapnel in her brain. Spencer helps the reader understand LeAnne by interspersing memories of her past between the actions of the present. Goody, is in some ways a reflection of LeAnne. She is a strong dog, clearly wounded in the past but still skilled and determined. Goody saves LeAnne from herself, ultimately giving LeAnne the will to continue.
The second half of the book is devoted to LeAnne solving the mystery...
Where does troubled end and insane begin? Hannah Docherty has been incarcerated in a mental hospital for a decade - beaten, isolated, savaged by both residents and keepers. She was accused of killing her entire family, enclosed and forgotten. In return for a favor, psychotherapist Freida Klein meets with Hannah. as she examines the case notes, doubts are raised. If Hannah didn’t murder her family, who did? As Frieda investigates, it becomes clear a murderer escaped justice and will go to any length to hide the truth.
What makes this novel especially harrowing is knowing all the while that Hannah is innocent. She was a troubled teen, in with the wrong crowd, but she wasn't a murderer. Her horrendous experiences in the mental hospital have driven her insane. What is further frightening, is that Frieda’s sociopathic protector/adversary is making his pr...
As a criminal profiler and psychiatrist, Dr Hannah Nightingale has come across some of the most dangerous and disturbed individuals. Her efforts to help the police in their investigations have led to her being a target on more than one occasion - the last time resulting in her being suspended in a cage of glass. But despite all that she has suffered, Hannah has persevered. But now, she has been targeted by at least one of the criminals she has helped to put away.
Vengeance begins as Hannah is discovered by police, naked, drugged and handcuffed to a glass sculpture. This is only the first of a series of events designed to drive Hannah to madness. Next, Hannah is discovered drugged and wandering after being kidnapped from her home. CCTV footage given to the press and the police makes it look like she is a killer. Hannah is on the run, searching for the truth, and her friends on th...
Now You See Me is a gripping psychological thriller which keeps the reader guessing until the final page. While disturbing, the novel is skillfully written and the characters are richly detailed. This isn't your run of the mill murder mystery. Instead, it is a tale of interconnected lives, all affected by a sociopathic killer. It is a story of secrets and deception, and the dreadful legacy of physical and sexual abuse.
Abused children are being murdered. Naturally suspicion falls on the abusive parents, but Noel Baker, an investigative reporter, isn't so certain. Some of the evidence suggests someone else is targeting the children.
Noel's boyfriend, Mick is part of a circle of friends who have been together since university. The narrative switches between the daily lives of the group's members as the investigation progresses, and the killer's personal narrative. The mor...
A gripping new detective mystery from best-selling crime writer T.J. Brearton
Who is murdering female college students and can they be stopped?
The only link between the victims is their participation in an unusual psychology experiment. Leading the investigation is Detective Dana Gates. She has a past no one talks about and a husband and daughters she hardly ever sees. She's a dedicated, by-the-book investigator. And now a serial killer is ripping through the local college campus, and everything she knows is going to change.
Robert Hamill, her police partner, is a wild card. Unmarried, no kids, Hamill is Dana's polar opposite. But as the case progresses their differing methods threaten to tear them apart. Hamill breaks with procedure to uncover a list naming potential victims, but the two detectives must work together to stop any more girls from turning up dead.
Carmen Langborne is a woman who no one seems to like very much, and now she's gone missing. But there is no body, no leads and no real suspects. And the police have stopped investigating her disappearance.
Carmen's stepdaughter Florence hires private detective Tyrone Swift to find the missing woman. If the body is found, Florence will inherit half of a very valuable house. As Swift delves deeper into the family’s affairs, he discovers dark family secrets that threaten the reputations of powerful people. Will Swift get to the truth before those with much to hide stop him?
Find out in this absorbing mystery with many twists and turns, featuring characters with real dilemmas and conflicts. You will not want to put this book down till the surprising and dramatic conclusion.
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