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Amos Decker and Alex Jamison are ordered to investigate the death of a woman named Irene Cramer, whose body was expertly autopsied and then dumped. They’re shocked to discover she walked the streets by night as a prostitute but was a teacher for a local religious sect by day.

A year ago, Felicity Lloyd signed up for a research trip to South Georgia - it was her only way to escape her personal hell. Freddie Lloyd has now served his time for murder, now he's coming after Felicity. Felicity’s about to find out that some secrets will always catch up with you.

DS Maeve Kerrigan investigates the murder of journalist, Paige Hargreaves. Paige was working on a story about the Chiron Club, before disappearing. It's clear that the members have secrets. But Maeve is hiding secrets of her own - even from her partner DI Josh Derwent.

It’s 1999, someone is slaughtering black women in Burdon County, Arkansas. But no one wants to admit it, not in the Dirty South. In an Arkansas jail cell sits a former NYPD detective. He is mourning the death of his family, and searching for their killer.

Three years after her husband's death, Stella comes into some money and decides to make a new start. She settles in Ellin Valley, where she begins to make friends. She falls in love with a cottage in Birch End, but an unscrupulous man wants it too.

With its high street lined with a greengrocers, post office, pub and church, Melstead St Mary is the perfect village. But when residents start to receive anonymous letters containing secret information about their past, life in Melstead St Mary is about to change, possibly forever.

Woody hasn't spoken a word in his eleven years of life. For his mother, keeping her boy safe and happy is what matters. But Woody believes an evil is behind his father's death and now threatens him and his mother. A malicious man driven by evil has set a depraved plan into motion. And he's coming after Woody and his mother. The reasons are primal. And he's not alone.

Jack Warr is a young DC with the Met Police. In the aftermath of a fire at a derelict cottage, a body is discovered along with the burnt remnants of millions of stolen, untraceable bank notes - the hidden legacy of Dolly Rawlins and her gang of Widows. Jack's assignment to the case finds himself increasingly drawn into a murky underworld of corruption and crime.

Joely tells other people’s secrets for a living. As a ghost writer, she’s used to scandal. Freda’s never told her story to anyone. Now she’s ready to set the record straight and to right a wrong that’s haunted her. Freda’s memoir begins with a 15-year-old girl falling in love with her teacher.

P.I. V.I. Warshawski gets pulled into a clandestine deal when her goddaughter tries to rescue a famed singer-songwriter, now living on the streets. V.I. finds herself in the path of developers whose negotiating strategy is simple: they bulldoze or kill any obstacle in their way.

Texas Ranger Rory Yates is sent to the remote West Texas town of Rio Lobo. And now, it has one too many Texas Rangers. Rio Lobo Detective Ariana Delgado is the one who requested Rory, and the only person who believes a local councilwoman's seemingly accidental death is a murder. Then Rory begins to uncover a tangle of small-town secrets, favours, and lies.

1933 and, fresh from her exploits in Berlin, British photographer Elena Standish is chosen for a secret assignment in Trieste to establish contact with an MI6 agent whose handler has gone missing. Elena's mission is to bring back the agent along with top secret information that could save the lives of thousands of people.

The son of a wealthy plantation owner, Augustus Mungo St John is accustomed to wealth and luxuries. That is until he returns from university to discover his family ruined, his inheritance stolen and his childhood sweetheart, Camilla, taken. Fuelled by anger, and love, Mungo swears vengeance and devotes his life to saving Camilla.

The Deveraux family were among the most important members of 1920s San Francisco society, and the wedding of their daughter, Eleanor, would be the highlight of the 1929 social calendar. Eleanor's dress was a triumph. Designed by one of the most famous fashion houses in Paris, it was exquisite in every way. But the dream life was about to come to an end.

Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before. Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life. Gareth's been receiving strange postcards. And Alice is being stalked. None of them are used to relying on others - but when the three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide, there's only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.
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