When Jay McCaulay wakes up in a strange hotel room in Moscow, drugged and confused, she has no idea how she got there. When she makes it back to the UK, things only get stranger when she discovers that her beloved uncle is missing, and that she was kidnapped when out looking for him. Soon Jay finds herself entangled in a web of lies and betrayals that stretches from Newbury Race Course all the way to Siberia. And, as the body count rises, it's clear that Jay's biggest threat may be from the people she trusts the most . . . Back With Vengeance is another compelling, page-turning thriller from CJ Carver, following on from Gone Without Trace.
C.J. Carver is a top notch thriller writer and Spare Me The Truth is right up there with the best - Simon Kernick For fans of Lee Child and Jason Bourne, Spare Me the Truth is the gripping new thriller from the multi-award winning author of Blood Junction. Dan Forrester, piecing his life back together after the tragic death of his son, is approached in a supermarket by a woman who tells him everything he remembers about his life - and his son - is a lie. Grace Reavey, stricken by grief, is accosted at her mother's funeral. The threat is simple: pay the staggering sum her mother allegedly owed, or lose everything. Lucy Davies has been forced from the Met by her own maverick behaviour. Desperate to prove herself in her new rural post, she's on the hunt for a killer - but this is no small town criminal. Plunged into a conspiracy that will test each of them to their limits, these three strangers are brought together in their hunt for the truth, whatever it costs. And as their respective investigations become further and further entwined, it becomes clear that at the centre of this tangled web is a threat more explosive than any of them could have imagined. "Nothing short of brilliant . . . Carver has created a wonderful story here, sort of Jason Bourne meets Silence of the Lambs." - Michael Jecks, author of Blood on the Sands.
A gripping suspense thriller from CWA Debut Dagger winner CJ Carver, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and Peter May. A SUICIDE. A MURDER. A CONSPIRACY. DIGGING UP THE PAST CAN BE DEADLY . . . A thirteen-year-old boy commits suicide. A sixty-five-year old man dies of a heart attack. Dan Forrester, ex-MI5 officer, is connected to them both. And when he discovers that his godson and his father have been murdered, he teams up with his old friend, DC Lucy Davies, to find answers. But as the pair investigate, they unravel a dark and violent mystery stretching decades into the past and uncover a terrible secret. A secret someone will do anything to keep buried . . . 'A top notch thriller writer' SIMON KERNICK 'Perfect for fans of Lee Child and Mason Cross' GUARDIAN 'One of the best thriller writers working today' TOM HARPER
Winner of the CWA Debut Dagger, CJ Carver's debut thriller is a dark and gripping story set in a town with a pitch-dark legacy of blood. "A nightmarish adventure of close calls and surprising escapes . . . An exceptional first mystery" Publishers Weekly Journalist India Kane's trip to the Australian outback takes a horrifying turn when she arrives in the town of Cooinda to find that her best friend Lauren is missing. Seemingly no one knows what has happened to her, but it's not long before India finds herself arrested for a double murder that she didn't commit, caught up in the dark past of a small town hiding a devastating truth - one that could destroy a family, a friendship, and a nation. Set in the unforgiving landscape of the Australian outback, Blood Junction won the CWA's Debut Dagger and is CJ Carver's powerful and compulsive thriller about a woman on the run from a brutal killer, as well as from her own past.
Jay McCaulay was the only witness to a slick and professional assassination. She saw ex-soldier Sol Neill stabbed to death by a small blonde woman, so when a friend of Sol's - Max Blake - is arrested for Sol's murder, she knows she can't stand back and say nothing. Determined to prove Max's innocence, Jay launches into another dangerous and life-threatening investigation. But, as she begins to uncover a sinister secret that goes right into the heart of the British establishment, Jay is unaware that the assassin is now after her . . . The Honest Assassin is another page-turning and intelligent thriller from CJ Carver, following on from Gone Without Trace and Back with Vengeance.