Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller & Suspense
The Lost Swimmer: A haunting, razor-sharp thriller that explores the consequences of love and trust
Sometimes a marriage can be a lonely place ... Rebecca Wilding, an archaeology professor, traces the past for a living. But suddenly, truth and certainty are turning against her. Rebecca is accused of serious fraud, and worse, she suspects - she knows - that her husband, Stephen, is having an affair. Desperate to find answers, Rebecca leaves with Stephen for Greece, Italy and Paris, where she can uncover the conspiracy against her, and hopefully win Stephen back to her side, where he belongs. There's too much at stake - her love, her work, her family. But on the idyllic Amalfi Coast, Stephen goes swimming and doesn't come back. In a swirling daze of panic and fear, Rebecca is dealt with fresh allegations. And with time against her, she must uncover the dark secrets that stand between her and Stephen, and the deceit that has chased her halfway around the world.
Out of the Ice
A cinematic page-turner' Weekend Australian By the bestselling author of The Lost Swimmer, a tense, eerie thriller set in the icy reaches of Antarctica When environmental scientist Laura Alvarado is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station, she begins to uncover more than she could ever imagine. Reminders of the bloody, violent past are everywhere, and Laura is disturbed by evidence of recent human interference. Rules have been broken, and the protected wildlife is behaving strangely. On a diving expedition, Laura emerges into an ice cave where she is shocked to see an anguished figure, crying for help. But in this freezing, lonely landscape there are ghosts everywhere, and Laura wonders if her own eyes can be trusted. Has she been in the ice too long? Back at base, Laura’s questions about the whaling station go unanswered, blocked by scientists unused to outsiders. And Laura just can’t shake what happened in the cave. Piecing together a past and present of cruelty and vulnerability that can be traced around the world, from Norway, to Nantucket, Europe and Antarctica, Laura will stop at nothing to unearth the truth. As she comes face to face with the dark side of human progress, she also discovers a legacy of love, hope and the meaning of family. If only Laura can find her way . . . Out of the ice. Praise for Out of the Ice ‘Turner is a steely and confident writer, concerned in the main part with reeling her reader in and out of suspense with a sense of concentrated exhilaration … A cinematic page-turner that’s well worth the price of admission to the movie house of fiction.’ Weekend Australian ‘a taut and tightly wound page-turner’ Marie Claire ‘Turner is in fine form, exploring silence and secrets, male and female ways of relating and exploitation and grief.’ West Australian ‘This gripping thriller exposes a dark side of human nature but reveals a newfound hope in love and family.’ Mindfood 'Turner delivers another brilliant suspense novel … solidifying her position as one of Australia’s best thriller writers… A compelling and enormously satisfying thrill ride.’ Better Reading ‘Ann Turner dazzled us with her first novel, The Lost Swimmer. Her new book is another clever, cinematic thriller involving a body of water and an impending sense of dread … Out of the Ice is a fantastically eerie and suspenseful read.’ iBooks