Simone St. James - The Broken Girls - Headline Publishing Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781472253644
    • Publication date:20 Mar 2018
  • Downloadable audio file £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781472253637
    • Publication date:20 Mar 2018

The Broken Girls

The chilling suspense thriller that will have your heart in your mouth

By Simone St. James

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

For fans of Lisa Jewell and S.K. Tremayne, The Broken Girls is a chilling story of murder, revenge, and a darkness that refuses to stay buried...

THEY WON'T FORGIVE. THEY WON'T FORGET.

'Clever and wonderfully chilling. It held me hostage' - Fiona Barton, Sunday Times-bestselling author of The Widow and The Child

'A brilliant page-turner' Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl

1950 - At the crumbling Idlewild Hall school for unwanted girls, four room-mates begin to bond over dark secrets and whispered fears - until one of them mysteriously disappears . . .

2014 - Journalist Fiona Sheridan can't get over the murder of her sister twenty years ago, near the ruins of Idlewild. And when another body is found during renovations of the school, she begins to uncover horrors that were meant to remain hidden - and a voice that won't be silenced.

For fans of Lisa Jewell and S.K. Tremayne, The Broken Girls is a chilling story of murder, revenge, and secrets that refuse to stay buried . . .

'Dark and atmospheric . . . The Broken Girls shows the gothic claustrophobia of a small town haunted by more than its past' Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

'Downright scary and atmospheric' - Lisa Gardner, author of Right Behind You

Biographical Notes

Simone St. James is the award-winning author of five previous novels. She spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time. She lives just outside of Toronto with her husband and a spoiled rescue cat.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781472253651
  • Publication date: 29 Nov 2018
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Wildfire
The Broken Girls is clever and wonderfully chilling. It held me hostage in a very modern ghost story until the early hours — Fiona Barton, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Widow and The Child
Haunting and memorable, The Broken Girls is a mesmerizing blend of past and present; a sometimes heartbreaking and always compelling quest for the truth about secrets that shouldn't stay buried. Masterfully done! — Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King's Daughter
Simone St. James weaves a spellbinding tale of fervently held secrets, mysterious murders, and a boarding school for the unwanted. Told through deftly intertwined timelines, this gothic ghost story held me rapt until its dark, final twists. An addictive read not to be missed — Kristina McMorris, author of The Edge of Lost
Chilling, disturbing and gripping, this is a well-written, modern-day gothic tale about facing our darkest fears — Tessa Harris, author of The Sixth Victim
Each new twist is served with calculated, masterful precision. St. James sketches her characters with a deft hand, shifting seamlessly between time periods and knitting together a vivid, riveting story you won't soon forget. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough! — Deanna Raybourn, author of A Treacherous Curse
Headline

Bob Skinner 31

Quintin Jardine
Authors:
Quintin Jardine
Headline

A Christmas Gathering (Christmas Novella 17)

Anne Perry
Authors:
Anne Perry
Headline

Survivors

G X Todd
Authors:
G X Todd

'Extraordinary' Lee Child'Of a piece with Stephen King's The Stand' Independent'Thrilling . . . Todd skilfully captures hope and humanity in the lives of characters whom the reader comes to care about' GuardianThe girl is in the eye of the storm. Under the red skies, a stranger is led by the voice in his head.He must find the girl. He must find the survivors.Before another gets to them first . . .Survivors is the highly anticipated third instalment in the acclaimed Voices series by G X Todd, following the spectacular novels Defender and Hunted. Good and Evil are closer than ever before in a world where the voices in your head can save or slaughter you.

Wildfire

Nothing to Hide

James Oswald
Authors:
James Oswald

The new book in the brilliant Constance Fairchild series, from one of Scotland's foremost crime writers. 'THE NEW IAN RANKIN' Daily Record 'OSWALD'S WRITING IS A CLASS ABOVE' ExpressSuspended from duty after her last case ended in the high-profile arrest of one of Britain's wealthiest men, DC Constance Fairchild is trying to stay away from the limelight. Fate has other ideas... Coming home to her London flat, Constance stumbles across a young man, bloodied, mutilated and barely alive. She calls it in and is quickly thrown into the middle of a nationwide investigation... It seems that the victim is just the latest in a string of similar ritualistic attacks. No matter that she is off-duty, no matter that there are those in the MET who would gladly see the back of her, Con can't shake her innate determination to bring the monsters responsible for this brutality to justice. Trouble always seems to find her, and even if she has nothing to hide, perhaps she has everything to lose... 'CRIME FICTION'S NEXT BIG THING' Sunday Telegraph 'A WONDERFUL, FAST-PACED THRILLER' Michael Wood

Headline Review

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Abbi Waxman
Authors:
Abbi Waxman
Headline Eternal

Stone Cold Heart

Laura Griffin
Authors:
Laura Griffin

With her signature breathless pacing and suspenseful twists and turns, Stone Cold Heart demonstrates why 'Laura Griffin never fails to put me on the edge of my seat' (USA TODAY).The New York Times bestselling author 'delivers another top-notch thriller' (RT Book Reviews) in her beloved Tracers series, about a leading forensic anthropologist who uncovers eerie clues in a high-stakes case that threatens to deliver her to the doorstep of a cold-blooded murderer. Perfect for fans of Karen Rose, Alexandra Ivy and Kendra Elliot.When local rock climbers stumble upon abandoned human bones in a remote Texas gorge, Sara Lockhart is the first to get the call. She has a reputation as one of the nation's top forensic anthropologists, and police detective Nolan Hess knows she is just the expert he needs to help unravel this case. Although evidence is scarce, Nolan suspects the bones belong to a teenage climber who vanished last summer.But as Sara unearths strange clues, she finds chilling similarities to a case from her past - a case that now threatens to rock Nolan's community. While Sara digs deep for answers, the stakes rise higher as another young woman disappears without a trace. Investigators work against the clock as Sara races to discover the truth, even if her harrowing search brings her face to face with a stone-cold killer.Raves for Laura Griffin:'Desperate Girls is a nail-biting read from the very first page to the final, shocking twist. I could not put this book down' Melinda Leigh'Griffin pulls out all the stops in a phenomenal twist ending that will leave readers stunned' Publishers Weekly

Headline Review

Saving Meghan

D. J. Palmer
Authors:
D. J. Palmer

Wildfire

The Hidden Wife

Amanda Reynolds
Authors:
Amanda Reynolds
Headline

The Housemate

C. L. Pattison
Authors:
C. L. Pattison

THE HOUSEMATE.SHE'S HERE TO STAY.You've let a stranger into your home.You don't know her secrets.You don't know what she wants.Megan and Chloe have found the perfect house. And when they meet Sammi, she seems like the perfect housemate to share it with. It could be the beginning of a brilliant friendship.But Megan isn't so sure about this new girl. She knows they need to be careful about who they invite in.Because once she's in, she's here to stay . . .A brilliant and gripping psychological thriller coming MARCH 2019 - perfect for fans of Louise Jensen, Jane Corry and FRIEND REQUEST.

Tinder Press

Last Ones Left Alive

Sarah Davis-Goff
Authors:
Sarah Davis-Goff

'Bleakly beautiful. A raw emotional depth-charge of a novel' MR Carey'Gripped me as much by the heart as it did by the throat' Kiran Millwood HargraveLAST ONES LEFT ALIVE is the unputdownable debut novel from Sarah Davis-Goff, sure to grip readers of dystopian literary fiction such as STATION 11 or THE END WE START FROM.Remember your Just-In-Cases. Beware Tall Buildings. Watch Your SixRaised by her mother and Maeve on Slanbeg, an island off the west coast of Ireland, Orpen has a childhood of love and stories by the fireside. But the stories grow darker, and the training begins. Ireland has been devoured by a ravening menace known as the skrake, and though Slanbeg is safe for now, the women must always be ready to run, or to fight.When Maeve is bitten, Orpen is faced with a dilemma: kill Maeve before her transformation is complete, or try to get help. So Orpen sets off, with Maeve in a wheelbarrow and her dog at her side, in the hope of finding other survivors, and a cure. It is a journey that will test Orpen to her limits, on which she will learn who she really is, who she really loves, and how to imagine a future in a world that ended before she was born.

Wildfire

Blood Orange

Harriet Tyce
Authors:
Harriet Tyce

An electrifying debut thriller for fans of Anatomy of a Scandal, Apple Tree Yard, and Gone Girl.Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise - she's just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems... Just one more night. Then I'll end it. Alison drinks too much. She's neglecting her family. And she's having an affair with a colleague whose taste for pushing boundaries may be more than she can handle.I did it. I killed him. I should be locked up. Alison's client doesn't deny that she stabbed her husband - she wants to plead guilty. And yet something about her story is deeply amiss. Saving this woman may be the first step to Alison saving herself.I'm watching you. I know what you're doing.But someone knows Alison's secrets. Someone who wants to make her pay for what she's done, and who won't stop until she's lost everything....A disturbing, toxic and compelling novel that explores the power of fear and desire, jealousy and betrayal, love and hate, BLOOD ORANGE introduces a stunning new voice in psychological suspense.(P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Headline

Say You're Sorry (The Sacramento Series Book 1)

Karen Rose
Authors:
Karen Rose
Wildfire

Cold as the Grave

James Oswald
Authors:
James Oswald
Wildfire

The Perfect Girlfriend

Karen Hamilton
Authors:
Karen Hamilton

YOU'VE NEVER READ A LOVE STORY AS TWISTED AS THIS.***THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER***Perfect for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL, and THE GIRL BEFORE.Meet Juliette. She's intelligent, driven, committed - and in love.Juliette loves Nate.She will follow him anywhere. She's even become a flightattendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him.They are meant to be.The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing.Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.She is the perfect girlfriend.And she'll make sure no one stops her fromgetting exactly what she wants.True love hurts, but Juliette knows it's worth all the pain...'You don't often come across a character who is both sociopathic and compelling. Buckle your seatbelts, you're in for a very bumpy ride ... Let this supremely enjoyable thriller whisk you up, up and away' Sunday Mirror'This debut novel is written with a gleeful zeal ... Juliette is a memorable, grippingly unpredictable character' Daily Express'An addictive psycological thriller... Unhinged' Culturefly'Be prepared to put your life on hold' Good Housekeeping

Headline

Between the Lies

Michelle Adams
Authors:
Michelle Adams

'Excellent psychological thriller that hooks you from the get go and won't let you go until you've read every last page.' ***** Goodreads reviewerYOU WAKE UP IN HOSPITAL. YOU DON'T REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE. SO WHO CAN YOU TRUST?Totally gripping and full of twists, this unputdownable psychological thriller will keep fans of Lisa Jewell, Shari Lapena's THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and Laura Marshall's FRIEND REQUEST guessing until the last page.CHLOE DANIELS WAKES IN A HOSPITAL WITH NO MEMORY OF HOW SHE GOT THERE. She doesn't recognise the strangers who call themselves family. She can't even remember her own name.As she slowly recovers, her parents and sister begin to share details of her life. The successful career. The seaside home. The near-fatal car crash.But Chloe senses they're keeping dark secrets - and her determination to uncover them will have devastating consequences as the shocking truth is revealed... WHY READERS ARE RAVING ABOUT BETWEEN THE LIES:'If you like unsettling, brilliantly paced and gripping books you'll love this!' ***** Goodreads Reviewer'[Adams] is adept at writing a story that pulls you in whether you like it or not!' **** Goodreads Reviewer'I was absolutely hooked ... I would definitely recommend' *****Goodreads reviewer 'This is an easily devoured book that I lost myself in immediately' **** Goodreads ReviewerPRAISE FOR MICHELLE ADAMS'In Elle, Michelle Adams has created a truly terrifying character who exerts her power from the first page, drawing you in to the last. Intricately plotted, My Sister kept me gripped to the stunning finale' Amanda Reynolds, Close to Me.'A fabulously chilling tale of two twisted sisters...grabs you by the throat from first page to last.' Camilla Way, Watching Edie'I loved this dark and disturbing thriller. Tense and twisted, it glued me to the sofa from the first page to the last C. J. Tudor' The Chalk Man)'A magnificent exploration of the toxic relationship between two sisters and the hold they exert on each other...chilling and tragic in equal measure' Nuala Ellwood, My Sister's Bones'SO fantastic; twisty and exciting yet original and beautifully written. I'm in awe!' Gillian McAllister, Anything You Do SayA first-rate shocker of a psychological thriller (Irish Independent)

Wildfire

Scrublands

Chris Hammer
Authors:
Chris Hammer
Headline

A Measure of Darkness

Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman

The fantastic follow-up to CRIME SCENE by masters of the psychological thriller genre Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. A MEASURE OF DARKNESS features deputy coroner Clay Edison in another gripping case . . .Clay Edison gets the call in the middle of the night and it's a bad one. A party in Oakland, feuding neighbours, a wild crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. Nobody knows the body count yet. It's going to be a long night for Clay - longer than he ever could have imagined.Because when the dust settles, there's a victim who can't be accounted for. A young woman, strangled instead of shot, without ID and a stranger to all. Clay's journey to give her a name and bring her justice will lead him into a bizarre world where right and wrong begin to blur.If you love the Alex Delaware series, and are a fan of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly, you will be hooked by A MEASURE OF DARKNESS.

Tinder Press

The Story Keeper

Anna Mazzola
Authors:
Anna Mazzola

From the author of THE UNSEEING comes a sizzling, period novel of folk tales, disappearances and injustice set on the Isle of Skye, sure to appeal to readers of Hannah Kent's BURIAL RITES or Beth Underdown's THE WITCH FINDER'S SISTER.'A wonderful combination of a thrilling mystery and a perfectly depicted period piece' Sunday MirrorAudrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect the folk and fairy tales of the people and communities around her. It is 1857 and the Highland Clearances have left devastation and poverty, and a community riven by fear. The crofters are suspicious and hostile to a stranger, claiming they no longer know their fireside stories. Then Audrey discovers the body of a young girl washed up on the beach and the crofters reveal that it is only a matter of weeks since another girl disappeared. They believe the girls are the victims of the restless dead: spirits who take the form of birds. Initially, Audrey is sure the girls are being abducted, but as events accumulate she begins to wonder if something else is at work. Something which may be linked to the death of her own mother, many years before.

Headline

Devil's Wolf (Hugh Corbett Mysteries, Book 19)

Paul Doherty
Authors:
Paul Doherty

England, 1311. In the dark of the North the devil lies in wait... Paul Doherty's most popular series character returns in the gripping nineteenth mystery in the Hugh Corbett series.If you love the historical mysteries of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell you will love this.1296: King Edward I has led his army to Scotland, determined to take the country under his crown. But the fierce Scots have no intention of submitting to their oppressor and violent and bloody war breaks out. 1311: Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds himself back in Scotland and is revisited by the horrors he witnessed there fifteen years ago. An anonymous letter was delivered to the new king. It promised information about a fatal incident that could allow England to finally bow out of the war with the Scots. Tasked with finding out the truth about the murder, Corbett is forced to take risks he would rather avoid and put his faith in the words of strangers. But with an unknown traitor lurking in the shadows and danger around every corner, will Corbett be able to unravel the complex web of plots in time?What readers are saying about DEVIL'S WOLF:'Doherty evokes the Medieval world brilliantly...tense and suspenseful, the mystery keeps you guessing until near the end...an excellent and enjoyable read' Amazon reader, 5 stars'[A] well written rendition of our historical past...A joy to read' Amazon reader, 5 stars'Another well told story from a master storyteller...If you like historical adventures you will enjoy this vivid, well paced tale!' Amazon reader, 5 stars'Vivid and lively. Another Hugh Corbett, please!' Amazon reader, 5 stars

Headline

King Solomon's Curse (Wilde/Chase 13)

Andy McDermott
Authors:
Andy McDermott

Following on from THE MIDAS LEGACY, Andy McDermott's new Wilde and Chase novel sees our daring duo on the trail of a strange, ancient weapon of immense power hidden in a lost city deep in the African jungle. Perfect for fans of Clive Cussler, Chris Kuzneski, Dan Brown and Scott Mariani.Nina Wilde is back on the hunt. Now a presenter of her own TV documentary series, Nina is in Jerusalem. Clues found at the Ark of the Covenant recovery site have led her to the ruins of the First Temple, buried beneath Temple Mount. Within them, Nina spots an opening to a previously hidden chamber - a map room which contains a model of a mysterious city thought to contain a great yet dangerous power hidden by King Solomon himself. Analysing the clues, Nina believes that the city is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the most dangerous locations on Earth. Eddie is in England with their daughter Macy but Nina's phone call is about to change everything. He has had his own problems in the DRC in the past and he isn't about to let Nina go there alone.Joining forces, Nina and Eddie are about to start a chain of events from which there might be no return...