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Isolation and heartbreak make dangerous bedfellows in this story of betrayal and revenge. A Florida hurricane has nothing on Tessa Taylor when she discovers her husband is having an affair. Trapped at home by the storm, Tessa is left with nothing to do but plot against her husband’s mistress, Lindsey, whom she lures to the house. As the hurricane rages around them, these women go head-to-head for the man they love and it isn’t tears they’re shedding… Tessa will have you asking, what would you do if you were trapped with your husband’s mistress with no one around to hear her—or you--scream?
Tessa was prepared for the hurricane. Lindsey was the storm she didn’t see coming.
When Tessa Taylor unlocked her husband Ethan’s iPad to discover nude photos from a twenty-six-year-old bombshell named Lindsey, her seemingly perfect life came to a screeching halt.
With a hurricane barreling toward Florida and Ethan stuck on a business trip, Tessa finds herself imprisoned in her own home with a choice to make: Does she ride out the storm until she can confront Ethan in person, or does she take matters into her own hands?
Increasingly restless and desperate for revenge, Tessa resolves to act. And when she lures Lindsey over a few hours later, there’s no turning back.
What ensues is a battle of wills between two well-matched opponents, blinded by love for the same man but driven by demons of their own. Like storm-ravaged Florida, neither woman will be the same when the skies clear.
He’s mine. Both wife and mistress would stake their lives on it. But only one of them can be right.
Every friendship has its secrets. Some you keep together, while others lurk in the shadows, waiting to rip you apart. When Frances Metcalf discovers that her best friend and fellow middle school mom Kate Randolf is an infamous killer, she suddenly holds Kate’s future in her hands. But how do you confront your best friend when she is also a murderer? Every moment is a ticking time bomb as Frances struggles to reconcile the woman she knows with the truth. As she weighs the safety of her family against her friendship with Kate she must ask herself, who gets hurt if she tells the world? And who gets hurt if she doesn’t?
Kristen Rush is a survivor, so when her fiancé is kidnapped in the desert and she’s given the choice to run or to fight, there’s no question which she’ll choose: a battle of wits and wills against a sociopath hell bent on creating Kristen’s personal brand of torture. If she ever wants to see her fiancé again, she will have to face her greatest fears, fight her demons and push herself to extremes. It’s a heart-stopping, hair-raising, edge of your seat ride with a surprise Kristen only imagined in her darkest nightmares. He’s proven he’s willing to kill, but Kristen has proven a more formidable opponent than even a killer could imagine.
The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose “skill at capturing emotion in lyrical passages sets her head and shoulders above her peers” (Publishers Weekly) dives head first into the world of psychological thrillers with “one twisted, horrifying ride [that] kept me up the night after I finished it” (Kim Harrison).
When Kristine Rush’s fiancé is abducted from a desolate rest stop en route from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California, she is forced to choose: return home unharmed or plunge forward into the searing Mojave desert to find him…where a murderer lies in wait.
One road. One woman. One killer.
Speeding against the clock, and uncertain if danger lies ahead or behind, Kristine blazes an epic path through the gaudy flash of roadside casinos, abandoned highway stops, and a landscape rife with unimaginable horrors. Desperate to save her doomed husband-to-be, she must summon long forgotten resources to go head-to-head against an unpredictable killer. And she’d better hurry. Because she only has twenty-four hours…to make one hell of a trip.
Welcome to the Bolivian jungle, where the bugs are as big as the animals, where even the plants are poisonous, and where Lily Bushwold finds herself when she follows her boyfriend across the world. Lily has never had it easy, but the laws of the jungle are unlike anything she’s faced before. And when she finds herself isolated there with nowhere to go, she must embrace her new reality. With nothing but her wits and will in her arsenal, Lily faces off against both people and nature more prepared and more vicious than her. Beauty, nature, danger and love are all brought into laser focus in this action packed story of one woman’s fight for survival. Ferencik fans who loved her debut, The River at Night, won’t be disappointed here!
Starred Publishers Weekly Review * A Publishers Weekly “Big Summer Books” * Featured in the New York Post Summer Round Up * A Crime by the Book “Most Anticipated” Novel
In this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of the “haunting, twisting thrill ride” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) The River at Night, a young woman leaves behind everything she knows to take on the Bolivian jungle, but her excursion abroad quickly turns into a fight for her life.
Lily Bushwold thought she’d found the antidote to endless foster care and group homes: a teaching job in Cochabamba, Bolivia. As soon as she could steal enough cash for the plane, she was on it.
When the gig falls through and Lily stays in Bolivia, she finds bonding with other broke, rudderless girls at the local hostel isn’t the life she wants either. Tired of hustling and already world-weary, crazy love finds her in the form she least expected: Omar, a savvy, handsome local man who’d abandoned his life as a hunter in Ayachero—a remote jungle village—to try his hand at city life.
When Omar learns that a jaguar has killed his four-year-old nephew in Ayachero, he gives Lily a choice: Stay alone in the unforgiving city, or travel to the last in a string of ever-more-isolated river towns in the jungles of Bolivia. Thirty-foot anaconda? Puppy-sized spiders? Vengeful shamans with unspeakable powers? Love-struck Lily is oblivious. She follows Omar to this ruthless new world of lawless poachers, bullheaded missionaries, and desperate indigenous tribes driven to the brink of extinction. To survive, Lily must navigate the jungle--its wonders as well as its terrors—using only her wits and resilience.
Primal, gripping, and terrifying, Into the Jungle features Erica Ferencik’s signature “visceral, white-knuckle” (Entertainment Weekly) prose that will sink its fangs into you and not let go.