Breathe and Release by Katherine Hayton

Breathe

If she can’t remember, the woman will die.

When Elisabet wakes in a hospital, the victim of a single-vehicle accident, her mind is empty of all memories and images except for one—the tangled dream of a woman starving to death.

As Elisabet’s husband morphs from a loving caregiver into an abusive opponent and her stepdaughter refuses all attempts to connect, Elisabet learns to navigate her malevolent new world on her own. With no other point of reference, she attempts to piece together evidence to confirm whether the woman in her dreams is real or a tortured figment of her imagination.

And when danger encroaches from all sides, Elisabet must draw on the last strands of her strained courage to survive the depraved truth hidden deep within her erased brain.

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Skeletal by Katherine Hayton

Skeletal

 

Self-Publishing Review Favorite Indie Book of 2015 & Ajoobacats Blog Top Ten Books of 2015

Three months before she died Daina Harrow faced a bully at school.
Six weeks before she died Daina Harrow suffered an assault in the park.
One week before she died Daina Harrow stole a secret people had killed to hide.

That was ten years ago. Ten long years.

Now, her bones have been found on a building site. A coroner’s inquest has been reopened. A parade of witnesses is about to start.
And Daina’s here. Watching every day as her mother cries in the courtroom. Watching every day as her friends, and her enemies, and her killers lie about her on the stand.
Watching, and making sure that no matter what the coroner hears, you know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

So help you God.

If you’re a fan of Thirteen Reasons Why, this brutal and poignant portrayal of mental illness and teenage bullying is for you. Scroll up to purchase now.

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Found, Near Water by Katherine Hayton

Found near water

Her most terrifying fear is now a shocking reality.

Rena Sutherland wakes from a coma into a horrifying nightmare. Following a car accident, Rena’s vulnerable young daughter Chloe has disappeared but no one cares, no one’s noticed. NO ONE HAS BEEN SEARCHING.

When victim support officer Christine Emmett takes on Rena as a client, she must guide her through the confusion and destructive despair of Chloe’s disappearance. As anxiety and evidence mount, fears for the girl’s safety grow larger with each tick of the clock.

While accusing fingers point at a frustrated ex-husband and a psychic’s arrival throws Rena into a panic of devastating hope, a murderous pedophile roams free in the community. Amid the mounting confusion, Christine must expose the truth if she is to save Chloe from a remorseless fate.

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All I Want for Christmas by Katherine Hayton

All I want

A Ngaire Blakes Short Story
The Christchurch Police are on the hunt for a runaway toddler on a heatstruck Christmas morning. Fears for young Emily’s safety are well-placed – her parent’s home is situated between a fast-flowing river and a row of earthquake abandoned houses.
When an eye-witness reports a man walking a young girl away from the scene, a new specter raises its head. Can Detective Ngaire Blakes beat the ticking time-bomb and rescue Emily before Christmas Day turns from a celebration into a nightmare?

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The Only Secret Left to Keep by Katherine Hayton

The only secret

Sometimes a secret is all you have left.

Detective Ngaire Blakes is back on the case when a skeletonized murder victim is discovered—a crime that took place during the Springbok Tours of 1981. A period that pitted father against son, town against city, and police against protestors.

When the victim is identified as Sam Andie, a young African American man, Ngaire must investigate whether racial motives were behind the death. Meanwhile the forensic pathologist asserts that a police baton could easily have been the murder weapon. Or could Sam’s death be connected to his girlfriend—a young woman convicted of a savage double homicide in the same week he disappeared?

With files missing, memories hazy, and a strident false confession muddying the waters, Ngaire must sift through the detritus if she hopes to find the truth hiding deep beneath the lies.

The Only Secret Left to Keep is the third mystery in a series set in the darkest shadows of New Zealand. If you enjoy puzzling mysteries, strong female leads, and the thrill of psychological suspense, then you’ll enjoy the latest story in the Ngaire Blakes trilogy.

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The Second Stage of Grief by Katherine Hayton

Second Stage

A false accusation. A brutal murder. Can Ngaire find a killer before he finds her?

Ngaire Blakes is trying to put her life back together. The ex-cop resigned from the police after a vicious assault left her battling PTSD. Dragged into a murder investigation, she’s shocked to discover that all the evidence points to her.

When the body count climbs, Ngaire flees to the cold comfort of her estranged father’s hometown. In danger and not knowing who to trust, she severs contact with her closest allies and must learn to rely on herself if she’s going to catch the killer before it’s too late.

The Second Stage of Grief is the second book in a series of mystery novels set in the dark shadows of New Zealand. If you enjoy gritty mysteries, strong women who rise to the challenge, and thrilling psychological suspense, then you’ll love Katherine Hayton’s latest installment in the Ngaire Blakes trilogy.

Buy The Second Stage of Grief to crack the case today.

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The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton by Katherine Hayton

Three Deaths

Twists, turns, and surprises . . .

Magdalene Lynton died forty years ago: a vivacious teenager who fell victim to an obscene, accidental drowning. The coroner’s office issued a verdict of death by misadventure and filed her case. The farming commune she’d lived within, splintered apart. Her body was left behind in a small, private cemetery encircled by acres of fallow ground.

Until Paul Worthington confessed to her murder.

Magdalene’s case lands with Ngaire Blakes, a Maori detective recovering from a brutal stabbing. After fighting for the resources to investigate, Ngaire discovers that Paul’s confession doesn’t fit with the facts of Magdalene’s death. The trouble is, neither does the original verdict.

Together with her partner, Deb, Ngaire digs deeper into the case to uncover inconsistencies, lies, and mortal danger.

The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton is the first book in a new series of mystery novels set in the deep shadows of New Zealand. If you savor tightly raveled mysteries, strong female leads, and psychologically unsettled minds, then you’ll enjoy Katherine Hayton’s opening story in a compelling new trilogy.

Buy The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton to unravel the mystery today.

 

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The Easter Make Believers by Finn Bell

The Easter

 

When an innocent family is taken hostage in their home no one is prepared for how fast it all goes terribly wrong. With the close knit community of small town Lawrence still reeling from shock, detectives Nick Cooper and Tobe White stand among the dead bodies knowing that it’s not over. Because while grateful that at least the two young daughters survived unscathed, they now know that their father is missing, somehow impossibly vanishing from a house surrounded by police. The mystery deepens as Nick and Tobe realize that they know every gunman lying dead here – up to last night they were the leaders of the biggest criminal gang in the country. As the desperate search and rescue mission begins it soon collides with their own challenging investigation leading them into a deeper, older tragedy. Where they begin to learn just how far someone will go for those he truly, dearly hates.

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