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The Cry was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.
When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world.
Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other.
Finally Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right?
Perfect for fans of Julia Crouch, Sophie Hannah and Laura Lippman, The Cry was widely acclaimed as one of the best psychological thrillers of the year. There's a gripping moral dilemma at its heart and characters who will keep you guessing on every page.
A deliciously dark, unapologetically funny, and nail-bitingly tense psychological thriller by the international bestselling author of The Cry
NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
***Guardian, Telegraph, Herald Scotland AND The Week BOOK OF THE YEAR***
***Sunday Times TOP 40 Crime Novels in the Last 5 Years***
***Longlisted for Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2020***
‘Shocking, gripping and laugh-out-loud hilarious from the first line to the last. Brilliant’ Erin Kelly
‘This frenetic novel’s strongest assets are its sheer verbal energy and the acerbic views of its heroine, who resembles a female Frankie Boyle’ Sunday Times
‘The main character is one of the most extraordinary you’ll meet between the pages of a book’ Ian Rankin
‘A scandalously rude comic masterpiece’ Daily Telegraph
Mary Shields is a moody, acerbic probation offer, dealing with some of Glasgow’s worst cases, and her job is on the line. Liam Macdowall was imprisoned for murdering his wife, and he’s published a series of letters to the dead woman, in a book that makes him an unlikely hero – and a poster boy for Men’s Rights activists.
Liam is released on licence into Mary’s care, but things are far from simple. Mary develops a poisonous obsession with Liam and his world, and when her son and Liam’s daughter form a relationship, Mary will stop at nothing to impose her own brand of justice … with devastating consequences.
A heart-pounding, relentless and chilling psychological thriller, rich with deliciously dark and unapologetic humour, Worst Case Scenario is also a perceptive, tragic and hugely relevant book by one of the most exciting names in crime fiction.
‘Laced with pitch-dark acerbic humour, the classic thriller gets a hell of a twist’ Heat
‘This darkly, funny, shocking and surprisingly emotional thriller is unlike anything you’ve ever read before’ Fabulous Magazine
‘This novel is a funny, agonising account of one good woman’s battle with rage, guilt, fear, duty and disaster’ Literary Review
‘Absolutely compelling company from start to finish in this wonderful, energetic, hard-hitting and deeply funny novel’ Big Issue
‘Simply stunning. Dark, uncompromising, funny, and almost impossible to put down’ Luca Veste
‘Outrageous, extremely funny and ultimately devastating’ Ambrose Parry
‘Dark humour and darker truths permeate a thrilling crime novel that is fabulously transgressive and completely unique … nobody writes like Helen Fitzgerald’ Mark Billingham
‘Helen Fitzgerald is one of a kind, and a welcome breath of fresh air in the world of off-beat but achingly relatable crime fiction’ SJI Holliday
The Donor, Helen FitzGerald's fifth novel, is a nail-biting psychological thriller about a single dad's horrorfying dilemma. Will, who has given up everything to raise his twin daughters, has a terrible choice to make when both girls suffer kidney failure age 16.
Should he save one child? If so, which one?
Should he buy a kidney - be an organ tourist?
Should he sacrifice himself?
Or is there a fourth solution - one so terrible it has never even crossed his mind?
Perfect for fans of Julia Crouch, Sophie Hannah and Laura Lippman, The Donor is a gripping thriller about a single dad faced with organ donation as his twin daughters battle to survive. Helen FitzGerald is also the acclaimed author of The Cry, which was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award.
While struggling to overcome her natural suspicions of a note from beyond the grave (not to mention anything positive) Abigail tries to fit in with her strange, new American family: a distant father with a closed past, a too-perfect stepmother, and most puzzling of all, her long-lost sister. Becky sweeps Abigail into a shadowy underground movement involving clandestine street art, jailbreaks, and a bizarre double life. Soon, Abigail uncovers something unimaginable: a plot with vast implications, one that is aimed not only at controlling her sister, but the behavior of rebellious teens across the globe.
When she starts her new job as a parole officer, Krissie is happy and in love. Then she meets convicted murderer Jeremy, and begins to believe he may be innocent. Her growing obsession with his case threatens to jeopardise everything - her job, her relationship and her life.
Perfect for fans of Julia Crouch, Sophie Hannah and Laura Lippman, My Last Confession is a dark and compelling psychological thriller that traces a young parole officer and her dangerous obsession with a convicted murderer. Helen FitzGerald is also the acclaimed author of The Cry, which was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award.
'Thinking woman's noir.' Sunday Telegraph
'Cool, classy and sexy.' Daily Mirror
'A story that adeptly escalates to a satisfyingly shocking climax.' Big Issue
So far, twenty-three thousand and ninety-six people have seen me online.
Su has always been the successful sister. It's Leah who is wild and often angry. But when they go to Magaluf to celebrate their exam results, Su disappears.
Su is on the run, humiliated and afraid. There's an online video of her performing multiple sex acts in a nightclub. And everyone has seen it.
Their mother Ruth, a prominent court judge, is furious. Can she bring justice to the men who took advantage of her daughter, and what will it take to bring Su home?
'Read it.' Stylist
'Gripping.' Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad
'A real psychological roller-coaster.' Scotsman
'Buy this NOW! It's a great collection of stories from a great selection of writers. And it's for charity.' Paul Johnston, Author of the Matt Wells, Alex Mavros, and Quintilian Dalrymple series.
38 writers, 38 short stories based on classic song titles...
The best writers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, come together to produce an anthology of short stories, with all proceeds being donated to two Children's Literacy charities.
In the UK, National Literacy Trust.
In the US, Children's Literacy Initiative.
Stories from -
1.Neil White - Stairway To Heaven
2.Col Bury – Respect
3.Steve Mosby – God Moving Over The Face Of Waters
4.Les Edgerton - Small Change
5.Heath Lowrance - I Wanna Be Your Dog
6.AJ Hayes - Light My Fire
7.Sean Patrick Reardon - Redemption Song
8.Ian Ayris - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
9.Nick Triplow - A New England
10.Charlie Wade - Sheila Take A Bow
11.Iain Rowan - Purple Haze
12.Thomas Pluck - Free Bird
13.Matthew C. Funk - Venus In Furs
14.R Thomas Brown - Dock Of The Bay
15.Chris Rhatigan – Shadowboxer
16.Patti Abbott - Roll Me Away
17.Chad Rhorbacher - I Wanna Be Sedated
18.Court Merrigan - Back In Black
19.Paul D. Brazill - Life On Mars?
20.Nick Boldock – Superstition
21.Vic Watson - Bye Bye Baby
22.Benoit Lelievre - Blood On The Dancefloor
23.Ron Earl Phillips - American Pie
24.Chris La Tray – Detroit Rock City
25.Nigel Bird - Super Trouper
26.Pete Sortwell – So Low, So High
27.Julie Morrigan - Behind Blue Eyes
28.David Barber – Paranoid
29.McDroll - Nights In White Satin
30.Cath Bore - Be My Baby
31.Eric Beetner - California Dreamin'
32.Steve Weddle - A Day In The Life
33.Darren Sant - Karma Police
34.Simon Logan - Smells Like Teen Spirit
35.Luca Veste - Comfortably Numb
36.Nick Quantrill - Death Or Glory
37.Helen FitzGerald - Two Little Boys
38.Ray Banks - God Only Knows
With forewords from UK writer Matt Hilton, and US writer Anthony Neil Smith
Some people love goodbyes...
23-year-old Catherine is mainly interested in Facebook and flirting, but she reluctantly takes a job at a local care home after her mother puts her foot down - and soon discovers that her new workplace
contains many secrets.
One of the residents at the home, 82-year-old Rose, is convinced that something sinister is going on in Room 7 and that her own life is under threat. But Rose has dementia - so what does she actually know, and who would believe her anyway?
As Catherine starts investigating Rose's allegations, terrible revelations surface about everyone involved. Can Catherine find out what's really going on before it's too late?
Following the Spinetingler award nominated 'Off The Record', the charity anthology featuring stories based on classic song titles, comes the highly anticipated sequel.
This time, inspiration arrives in the form of classic film titles. With an introduction penned by Chris Ewan and featuring some of biggest and brightest names writing today including...
Will Carver, Steve Mosby, Helen FitzGerald, Adrian McKinty, Matt Hilton, Stav Sherez, Claire McGowan, Sean Cregan, David Jackson, Mel Sherratt, Nick Quantrill, Maxim Jakubowski, and many, many more...
47 writers from around the world. All coming together to raise money for two children's literacy charities...
In the UK, National Literacy Trust.
In the US, Children's Literacy Initiative.
From Crime to Fantasy, Taxi Driver to Weekend at Bernie's, there's something for everyone in this collection of 47 short stories.
And all proceeds from the sales of this anthology go directly to charity!
Von Lampenfieber vor der Hochzeit gepackt, will Catriona ein letztes Mal ihre Exfreunde treffen. Das Problem: Sie beschließt, mit jedem noch einmal zu vögeln. Und am Morgen darauf sind alle Männer tot.
"Sie müssen nur sagen, ob er es ist" – beim Anblick des Penis ihres Exfreundes Achmed auf dem Leichentisch muss sie tatsächlich auf lachen. Eindeutig kein guter Zeitpunkt. Catriona Marsden, erfolgreiche schottische Fernsehmoderatorin, landet im Gefängnis, angeklagt wegen Mordes an ihren drei Exfreunden.
Dabei wollte sie doch nur ein letztes Mal mit ihnen schlafen, in einem nicht sehr wohlüberlegten Plan, eine Woche vor ihrer Hochzeit mit den Geschichten von damals endlich abschließen. Dass ihre Liebhaber kurz darauf tot sind und man ihnen mit einer Gartenschere die Genitalien abgeschnitten hat, bringt sie in Erklärungsnot.
Mit Hilfe einer Journalistin versucht sie, ihr eigenes Vorleben noch einmal durchzugehen, um herauszufinden, wer der Mörder sein könnte. Doch der Versuch geht nach hinten los: Statt sich auf ihre Seite zu schlagen, macht ihre Biografin sie zur Psychopathin. Wer wird ihr jetzt noch glauben und was kann sie noch tun?
Helen FitzGerald wechselt virtuos zwischen schwarzem Humor und psychologischer Einfühlung in ihre Charaktere. Am Ende bleibt kein Auge trocken und kein Schreckenunerlebt. FitzGerald'sche Angstlust vom Feinsten.
"FitzGeralds Roman zeigt vor allem eines: Die interessantesten Bücher sind oft die, die sich eben nicht einordnen lassen wollen." (Irene Binal, Deutschlandradio)