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How far would you go to save your family?
In the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie.
This is no burglary gone wrong.
The intruders know who they’re looking for – a man called Edward Renshaw.
And they are prepared to kill to get to him.
When the men leave empty handed, little do Alice and Harry realise that their nightmare is just beginning. Is it a case of mistaken identity? Who is Renshaw? And what is he hiding?
One thing is clear – they already know too much.
As Alice and Harry are separated in the run for their lives, there is no time to breathe in their fight to be reunited. And with their attackers closing in, there is only one choice:
STAY ALIVE. OR DON’T.
Terrifying, unputdownable and full of twists and turns, this stunning thriller will have you on the edge of your seat right to the very last page.
Read what everyone is saying about See How They Run:
‘Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around.’ Simon Kernick
‘Fast paced, shocking turns and thrilling scenes which make the reader focus purely on the characters’ plight within the pages.See How They Run is a fantastically thrilling whirlwind of a book. It is a tense, masterful lesson in putting ordinary characters into extraordinary circumstances and watching the story unfold. A highly entertaining 5 star read for me!' Bibliophile Book Club
‘Heart-poundingly brilliant, the tension was palpable. I could almost hear the adrenaline coursing through my veins. The action is non stop … I could hardly catch my breath.' Sincerely Book Angels
‘See How They Run is a perfect thriller with moments that make you hold your breath and hope that everything will be OK. A fantastic novel that will make you double check and then triple check you locked your back door.’ Blabbering About Books
‘Totally intense read, which I couldn't put down. I actually thought I was going to have a heart attack it got my heart racing that much!' Chelle's Book Reviews
From a bestselling author comes THE ultimate thriller.
Paradise is about to become hell…
On a remote island in the Adriatic, an enigmatic billionaire hosts a twisted form of entertainment to satisfy the jaded appetites of his exclusive guests. And for one unsuspecting family, the holiday of a lifetime is about to become a desperate battle for survival.
As young parents, Sam and Jody have managed to defy the odds once before. But years of struggle have taken their toll, and Sam’s demons return to haunt him at the worst possible time.
Caught up in a sick game of cat and mouse, can they put their differences aside and work under intolerable pressure to save themselves and their children?
Live or die. It’s the only choice they have.
What everyone is saying about Survive:
"Brilliant writing and one that I read in a day because I didn’t want to put it down."
"Once the drama started, I could not put this book down."
"A gripping and tense holiday thriller."
"One stunning gripping read. Wow!"
"This is a gripping thriller that had me hooked throughout."
Tom Bale is the internationally bestselling author of See How They Run. Survive is a fast-paced, utterly gripping thriller which is the perfect summer-time read. It will appeal to fans of authors like; John Marrs, Lucy Foley, & Peter May.
That’s when he sees a struggling woman in the back seat of the silver car, her eyes pleading for help, and he knows his family are in terrible danger.
In the blink of an eye, the Parr’s ordinary lives are plunged into an unimaginable nightmare. With nowhere to run, and the whole family at risk, does Adam have what it takes to lead his loved ones to safety?
A gripping and addictive thriller with plenty of twists. If you love Harlan Coben, James Patterson or Robert Dugoni, you’ll be completely hooked.
What readers are saying about One Dark Night:
‘Wow!! This book is incredible. I did not know what to expect from one page to the next. My kindle couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Needless to say, I read this book in one sitting. The "need to know" was greater than the need for sleep. And it was so worth it. This is a book that needs to be on your must read list.’ Sue Blanchard, 5 stars
‘Abandon everything else because it is impossible to put down! Trust me, I read for 6 hours straight, kidding myself, just one more chapter, until it was suddenly 5am!!!! Tom Bale really does know how to reel you in!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Grips you from the get-go and you don’t want to let go until the end!!!... Hold onto your hats, you’re in for one hell of a ride.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘An incredible, unable to put down novel! I read this in one day because I just couldn’t stop!… So many twist and turns that I was in shock! The ending was my favourite by far!’ Buried in a Book, 5 stars
‘Sit down, buckle up, and get ready for one heck of an adrenaline rush! This book starts off fast and never really lets up. From the opening event to the wrap-up, I was enthralled and couldn’t read fast enough.’ Fireflies and Free Kicks, 5 stars
‘A non-stop, all action thriller of a read… nail-biting… The action just kept coming and coming it was really gripping. A fantastic plot and amazing set of characters to keep you hooked from page one and not let go till the last page… It’s a belter of a novel!!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Starts off with a bang and it really sucked me in immediately… had me on the edge of my seat and I read it in the space of a couple of days. If you like fast paced, adrenaline fuelled thrillers then this is definitely the book for you.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Really enjoyed… a gripping thriller that never once loses pace or addictive quality… heart-stopping… a fast paced
One split second decision and you could lose your child forever...
When single mother Jen Cornish sees her neighbour’s keys on the footpath outside her home, she has no idea the simple good deed of returning them will end in her fighting for her life – and that of her son, Charlie.
Soon, Jen is arrested for a crime committed in her neighbour’s house, and the police have damning evidence. Jen wonders, is she losing her mind, or is she being framed?
Desperate to clear her name, Jen must untangle a chilling web of lies, and there’s only one suspect on her list: her ex, Charlie’s father. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger.
They’re watching her child too.
Can Jen uncover the dark truth before it’s too late?
An unputdownable psychological thriller with plenty of twists…fans of Harlan Coben, Simon Kernick and Linwood Barclay will be hooked until the very last page.
Read what everyone is saying about Each Little Lie
‘I LOVED this book! An easy 5 star read that had more than enough twists and turns to keep you hooked until the very last page!’ 5 stars – Donna’s Book Blog
‘Bale is a real master of the thriller, twisting everyday life into the horrifying with a plot that hurtles along at an unprecedented rate. Brilliant!’ 5 stars Bloomin’ Brilliant Books
‘Tom Bale just keeps bringing out the most amazing high tension, adrenaline-fuelled thrillers that insist on knocking the socks off the one before. Each Little Lie has done EXACTLY that and what a breathtakingly, exhilarating experience it was too!’ 5 stars My Chestnut Reading Tree
‘His books are some of the most compelling reads I've come across in this genre. A #WTF moment as each chapter unfolds… in a stomach churning, fearfully, paranoid way, I LOVED it! ’ 5 stars Chapter in my life
’OMG Tom Bale never ceases to surprise me, this author has an incredible knack for creating a thriller with a difference’ 5 stars The Book Review Café
‘If you are looking for a character and plot driven story with a wonderful blend of characters, mystery and intrigue with a healthy side order of threat and menace then absolutely give this book a whirl. I loved it.’ 5 stars Jen Med Book Reviews
‘A compulsive page-turner, with elements of a psychological thriller combined with a hefty dose of humanity. I look forward to each new Tom Bale book, and I am never disappointed! Bibliophile Book Club
Praise for Tom Bale
‘Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around’ Simon Kernick
‘Really not kidding when I say #SoGoodMyKindleMelted, I was flicking so fast
You tried to save a life. Now you’re fighting to save your own.
It’s the perfect Sunday. Summer sunshine, a barbecue with the kids.
But a knock on the garden gate and two words, ‘HELP ME’, changes everything.
When loving parents Rob and Wendy Turner let a dying man into their home, and do their best to help him, they think pure chance led him to their house. But soon their lives are threatened in ways they could never have imagined … and then the first anonymous letter arrives, forcing them to question all they know.
Someone is watching.
Someone is waiting.
They will stop at nothing.
Rob and Wendy will do anything to keep their family safe, but their children Georgia, Josh and Evan are teenagers now, with their own hidden lives.
Everyone has secrets, but how can you save your family, if you don’t really know them?
What readers are saying about All Fall Down
‘All Fall Down is a whirlwind of a book, it will pick you up, spin you around and throw you back down to the ground with a bang!!! #ALLTHESTARS for this one!!!’ Bibliophile Book Club
‘I read through this in a few hours because I really couldn’t put it down…An absolutely brilliant, thrilling and heart-pumping read.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
‘Fantastic plot, great characters and a storyline that drew me in from the first page and kept me in its grip until I reached the very last page.’ The Book Review Café
‘A rollercoaster of high-octane action that just won't let go. Highly recommended!’ Kim Slater, author of Safe With Me
‘A well-paced story, keeping me hooked until the very last page…This is the best book I’ve read this year.' BB Cavendish Reads
‘Once again, Tom Bale has masterfully woven together a tale of heart stopping suspense! I'm hooked for life and cannot wait until his next book!’ The Suspense is Thrilling Me
‘This is one hell of a nailbiting, gripping story that had me on tenterhooks, leaving me totally traumatised.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews
‘A tale that is adrenaline filled … (Tom) really is an author to watch out for.’ Postcard Reviews
Praise for Tom Bale
‘Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around’ Simon Kernick
‘Really not kidding when I say #SoGoodMyKindleMelted, I was flicking so fast the Kindle was in danger of combusting!!’ Baatty About Books
‘I was left gasping for breath. It was a whirlwind, an engaging, action-packed novel with a thrilling sense of danger weaved right the way through, pulling me ever-closer to the end.’ Becca’s Books
‘Right from the first chapter you are taken into a world full of suspense, tension and fast paced action… a massive joy ride of an adventure’ The Coffee and Kindle
‘See How They Run has to be THE most scariest and thrilli
A burning summer's day explodes into violence. A murderous gang targets the exclusive south coast island of Terror's Reach, home to rival business tycoons Robert Felton and Valentin Nasenko. The residents are facing annihilation, and only one man stands a chance of saving them.
Four years ago, after an undercover police operation went disastrously wrong, CID officer Joe Clayton lost his career and his family. Forced to adopt a new identity, he drifted from place to place and ended up on the Reach, working as a bodyguard to Nasenko's wife, Cassie, and her children. Now he must draw upon all his experience and reserves of strength to keep them alive.
But nothing is as it seems on Terror's Reach, and a long night of betrayal and murder leaves Joe fighting for his own survival ...
Joe Clayton thought the dangers of his undercover career were behind him. He was wrong. One grey October morning, while working in a quiet Bristol street, he hears the voice of the man who has sworn to destroy him. Minutes later Joe is running for his life again.
Desperate for sanctuary, he heads for the small Cornish town of Trelennan, and the home of Diana Bamber, widow of a former police colleague. But Diana reacts strangely to his arrival, and gradually Joe discovers that Trelennan is far from the idyllic, law-abiding resort it claims to be.
The town is in the grip of one man. Leon Race doesn't welcome strangers, especially ex-cops who start asking questions about missing women. Soon Joe is caught up in another undercover role, but as he penetrates the web of secrets that ensnares the town's elite, his own secret is at risk of discovery. And all the time his old enemy is circling ...
The past returns to haunt Nick Randall when a celebrity biographer claims to have evidence of his late father's involvement in a terrible crime. If it comes out, the tabloids will have a field day: Eddie Randall was a popular comedy actor in the 1960s. Nick goes in search of the truth and unexpectedly finds it impacts on a major insurance scam he is investigating. Then his estranged wife is found dead - and Nick realises that an unknown enemy is stalking him...
PRAISE FOR TOM BALE AND SINS OF THE FATHER:
'Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around' SIMON KERNICK
"Occasionally brutal, but very readable... this writer seems to me to have real potential. I look forward to his next book." Martin Edwards, TANGLED WEB
"Sins of the Father is a wonderful, exciting read full of twists and turns... This is a sterling effort from a new face on the crime scene."
Chris Simmons, CRIMESQUAD
"Sins of the Father is a rattling good read... a writer to watch for sure."
Sharon Wheeler, REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE
"What truly sells SKIN AND BONES is Bale's almost cinematic storytelling style, along the lines of what Lee Child does with his Jack Reacher series."
Jim Winter, JANUARY MAGAZINE
How far do you go for a friendship? That's the question Daniel Wade is forced to ask when a simple favour has fatal consequences. For the sake of his old schoolmate, Robbie - and more importantly for Robbie's sister, Cate - Dan agrees to go along with a lie. But soon he's sucked into a conspiracy that threatens to consume them all.
How hard do you fight for a fortune? For Gordon and Patricia Blake, the dead man held the key to a glorious future. Now that future has been ripped from their grasp, and the Blakes want to know why. Then they want revenge.
How can you hope to survive? With a ruthless predator on their trail, Dan realises that evading justice is the least of their worries. All that matters now is staying alive.
FROM THE AUTHOR OF SEE HOW THEY RUN AND ALL FALL DOWN
On a cold January morning, a nightmare awaits in a sleepy Sussex village. A deranged young man goes on the rampage, shooting everyone in his path before taking his own life. It’s a senseless, tragic event.
Only Julia Trent – believed to be the sole survivor – knows that there was a second man involved. But after being shot and badly injured, her account of the massacre is ignored.
Together with Craig Walker, the son of one of the victims, Julia sets out to find the truth before she’s silenced for good. As they peel back the layers of a dark and dangerous conspiracy, they discover the slaughter didn't begin on that bitter day in January.
And worst of all, it won't end there.
Wenn aus einem Sommermärchen ein Albtraum wird …
»Helft mir.« Das flehentliche Flüstern des sterbenden Mannes verändert alles. Eben noch saßen Rob und Wendy Turner mit ihren drei Kindern beim sommerlichen Barbecue zusammen. Dann entdecken sie den Fremden hinter ihrem Gartenzaun, der kurz darauf seinen grauenhaften Verletzungen erliegt. Die Polizei geht von Folter aus. Als Rob kurz darauf den ersten anonymen Brief erhält, ahnt er: Der Mann kam nicht zufällig zu ihrem Haus. Irgendwer scheint sie im Fadenkreuz eines undurchsichtigen Plans zu haben. Plötzlich dreht sich für Rob und Wendy alles nur noch darum, ihre Kinder und sich selbst zu retten …
Der Bestseller aus Großbritannien.
Wie weit würdest du gehen, um deine Familie zu retten?
Mitten in der Nacht finden sich die frischgebackenen Eltern Alice und Harry French in ihrem schlimmsten Albtraum wieder, als maskierte Männer in ihr Schlafzimmer eindringen und ihre Tochter Evie bedrohen.
Das ist nicht einfach nur ein Einbruch. Die Eindringlinge suchen eine Person - einen Mann namens Edward Renshaw. Und sie sind bereit zu töten, um ihn zu finden.
Doch auch nachdem die Männer verschwunden sind, ist die Gefahr nicht vorüber. Liegt hier eine Verwechslung vor? Wer ist Renshaw? Und wo versteckt er sich? Eins wird deutlich: Sie wissen schon zu viel.