The truth is just the lie you believe the most
As four-year-old Sunny Exley drowns in the icy waters off a luxury beach house, her father, Nick, smokes weed on the shore and her mother, Caroline, is lost in the arms of a lover. Hidden on nearby boulders, rent-a-cop Vernon Saul watches the child die and chooses to act only when it is too late.
In the days following Sunny’s death, gutted by grief and guilt, Nick falls under the spell of Vernon who presents himself as a friend in time of need. When the sinister Vernon’s true motives are revealed, Nick is drawn into a spiral of manipulation and murder that leaves him fighting for his sanity and his life.
Praise for Capture
“A harrowing psychological page-turner. Gripping.” The Times
“A stark reflection on the insidious nature of guilt and grief. One of the most deeply satisfying books I’ve read this year.” Florida Times-Union
“The plot is operatic in its violence and tragedy and the characters are heartbreakingly real and immensely flawed. Smith’s impeccable prose hits you on a physical level.” Spinetingler Magazine
“Violent, chilling and as black as sin. Smith is a master of suspense.” The Witness
“One of the most powerful reads you will find this year. Unmissable.” Crimesquad
“A chilling read written with great power.” Shotsmag
“An explosive, diabolical thriller.” Paris-Match (France)
“Plunges us into a sea of suffering and brutality. Terrifying.” Le Figaro (France)
“Venomous and haunting.” Liberation (France)
“A wild ride. Fasten your seat belts.” Marianne Magazine (France)
“Excellent. Nobody can peel back the layers of damaged people and, indeed, a broken society, so poetically.” crimefictionlover.com Top 5 Crime Novels of 2012
“Painfully realistic. Read it if you dare.” The Big Issue
“Terrifying.” Business Day
“Sends chills down your spine.” The Citizen
“A brutal, bloody portrait of a broken society.” Die Welt (Germany)
“A novel of existential force. Smith’s best book to date.” Title Magazine
“Roger Smith writes like the bastard child of Patricia Highsmith.” Krimicouch(Germany)
“Murder, drugs, blood and horror are described in a style reminiscent of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.” Göttinger Tageblatt (Germany)
“A masterful thriller.” Sonntagszeitung (Switzerland)
“A tough,captivating thriller. Not for the fainthearted.” DRS3 (Swiss Radio)
“Magnificently written. High voltage!” Oön (Austria)
“The Best Crime Novel of 2012.” Dead End Follies
“The best thriller I’ve read this year.” The Gamblers Blog Top 5 Books of 2012
Praise for Roger Smith
“Smith writes with brutal beauty.” The Washington Post
“The master of the coolly-described nightmare.” Der Spiegel
“Smith’s writing is astonishing.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A master of suspense.” The Sunday Times
“The shooting star of the crime scene.” Radio Europe
“Smith has a unique ability to grab readers and plunge them headlong into his nightmare visions.” The Times
“The crime genre’s greatest tragedian.” Spinetingler Magazine
“Smith captures a world where nothing is certain, least of all the rules of coexistence.” Arte
“A leader in dark, relentless fiction.” Marianne Magazine
“Smith writes coolly and with grace about unspeakable horror.” The Argus
“He portrays a world that has lost all hope of redemption.” Le Monde
“Nobody can peel back the layers of damaged people and a broken society so poetically.” crimefictionlover.com
Roger Smith’s novels are published in nine languages and two are in development as movies in the U.S. He has won the German Crime Fiction Award and been nominated for France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He also writes espionage as James Rayburn and horror as Max Wilde. rogersmithbooks.com
Double-Sided Magic (Legacy Series Book 1) (SAVE 75%)
Supernaturals are out of the closet but I have to stay hidden because of the type of magic I possess. I’m a Legacy. It sounds like the title should come with reverence, a trust fund, or at the very least a cool backstory—instead it comes with a death sentence.
I have to hide in plain sight and pretend to be just human. I’m pretty good at it. I live a simple and somewhat normal life, and I work in antique acquisitions. Everything’s going fine until a dangerous and enchanted dagger that was once in my possession is stolen. I didn’t think things could get any worse until I woke up next to a dead shifter, fae, and mage, without any memory of the past twenty-four hours.
Considered guilty of murder by most of the magical community and humans, I must work with Gareth, the sexy and dangerous leader of the Supernatural Guild. If he’s as good as rumored, it’s only a matter of time until he discovers the truth about me—then being found guilty of murder is the least of my worries.
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Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop.
As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing. But a field trip to Montana suddenly lands him in the middle of an investigation into the bloody killing of one of his former students. As more details, and bodies, come to light, the local cops determine that the killer is either a grizzly gone rogue…or Theo himself. Racing to stay one step ahead of the police, Theo must use his scientific acumen to uncover the killer. Will he be able to become as cunning as the predator he hunts—before he becomes its prey?