Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Sydney, New South Wales

CHRIS TAYLOR grew up devouring romance books. After working as a criminal lawyer for fifteen years, it was a natural progression to marry her love of romance with the gritty, fast-paced world of crime and thrillers. It is this background that has allowed her to write suspenseful, racy, no-holds-barred romantic suspense novels set in her home country of Australia. From the streets of Sydney to the outback, Chris' novels not only keep you on the edge of your seat, they also take you on a journey across the beautiful landscapes that make up Australia.

Chris was a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Finalist in 2013. The same year, she won the Romance Writers of Australia’s most prestigious award for unpublished writers, the Emerald Award. Chris lives with her husband and five children on a small farm in rural New South Wales, Australia.

Crime, Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Police Procedurals, Private Investigators, Suspense, Thriller & Suspense, Women Sleuths

The Final Bullet

Detective Sergeant Lachlan Coleridge has seen it all. A veteran cop currently stationed in the rural town of Moree, there’s nothing much that surprises him. But when two children are burned to death during an explosion in an illegal meth lab, he struggles to put the memory behind him. In desperation, he seeks counseling. Ava Wolfe is a Sydney Harbour Hospital psychiatrist who has agreed to cover her friend’s practice in the country. As the only psychiatrist in town, Lachlan has no choice but to make an appointment with the feisty doctor he met a month earlier at his brother’s wedding. They shared a steamy encounter in the cloak room at the reception center and he’s nervous about her discovering he’s married. Ava’s memories of the darkly handsome detective haven’t faded over time. When he approaches her for therapy, she’s forced to set aside her attraction in order to give him the help he so desperately needs. After years of exposure to the worst mankind can offer, Lachlan Coleridge’s spirit has been ravaged. She yearns to help him, but she’s not sure that he’ll let her… To be a cop is to be tough – physically and mentally. There’s no room for weakness. If it gets out that Lachlan’s seeking help, any chance he has for promotion will be jeopardized. But he’s drowning in a sea of pain; of darkness and confusion and it’s only a matter of time before he topples into the abyss… Can he trust the only woman who appears to understand him? Is he prepared to put his career on the line in return for saving his soul? And what will happen when she discovers his deceit? Will he open up to Ava and let her help him…before it’s too late?

The Debt Collector - Book Five of the Sydney Harbour Hospital Series: A fast paced medical thriller that will leave you gasping

Chris Taylor writes with her usual skill and high stakes tension. With strong, believable characters and a gripping story line, you will be immediately pulled in by latest instalment in Taylor's hugely successful Sydney Harbour Hospital series. This is one not to be missed... Hannah Langdon loves working with the dead. As an embalmer at the Max Grace Funeral Home in the inner city Sydney suburb of Balmain, she considers it an honor and a privilege to prepare someone for their final resting place. But lately, there have been a couple of her co-workers have been killed in horrible accidents. The fact that these people lived on the fringes of Sydney society and had no one to mourn them doesn’t ease Hannah’s turmoil. And then she reconnects with a man from her past, a man she’d rather forget and her life becomes a whole lot more turbulent. Doctor Jacob Black is now a highly respected emergency room doctor who works in the reputable Sydney Harbour Hospital, but she remembers him only as the eighteen-year-old drunk driver who killed her high school boyfriend. Now Jacob’s twin has gone missing and Hannah wants to know why. After all, the last time she saw him was at the Max Grace Funeral Home… What is happening to the people employed at the funeral home? Hannah can’t help but think she might be next…

The Shooting - Book Nine of the Munro Family Series

Be part of the horror of a school shooting... Chris Taylor has done it again. The Shooting is a page turner that doesn't disappoint. A must read. All that glitters is not gold… Tom and Lily Munro have been married for sixteen years. They love each other and are happy in their respective, successful careers. With a cute teenage daughter and a son who has never caused them any grief, their life is just about perfect. Then Lily becomes a victim of a school shooting and is left fighting for her life. Tom’s beside himself with fear. What will he do if she dies? How will he live without her? And what about the suspicious lump he’s found in his breast? Does he have the courage to find out if it’s serious? In the midst of his fear and panic and indecision, his daughter begins acting out. With Lily still gravely ill in hospital, Tom’s at a loss what to do. He has so much more going on right now. Finding time to sit with Cassie and delve into the reasons for her behavior are almost beyond him. He wants to believe it’s nothing more than normal teenage rebellion, but his heart is telling him it’s so much more… His once-perfect life is falling apart – shattering before his very eyes. Can he stop the carnage before it’s too late? Will this Munro family ever be able to pick up the pieces?

The Maker - Book Ten in the Munro Family Series: A fast paced medical thriller that will leave you gasping. What a way to end the Munro Family Series...

Chris Taylor at her finest... The final book in the Munro Family series doesn't disappoint. Taylor writes with her usual flair for getting to the heart of an issue and The Maker is no different. A must read. Be careful what you wish for… Chanel Munro has landed her dream job as a junior resident doctor at the prestigious Sydney Harbour Hospital. Only two years out from medical school, she can’t believe she’s been chosen by the highly respected Doctor Leo Baker to be part of his elite team. But an esteemed position on Doctor Baker’s team doesn’t come without sacrifice. It soon becomes clear her boss expects her to provide him with certain favors and he’s not talking about volunteering for the coffee run. Scared, angry and confused, Chanel is at a loss what to do. She refuses to give in to blackmail, but if she takes her complaint to the medical board and they don’t believe her, her career will be in ruins. The years of study and sacrifice will be for nothing. Vowing to steer clear of him until she can come up with a viable plan, she keeps a low profile and puts all of her energies into the job that she loves. But patients are dying strange and unpredictable deaths under Doctor Baker’s care and she can’t help but wonder why. It’s ludicrous to suggest he’s at fault. Notwithstanding his personal failings, he’s an exceptional doctor. As the death toll continues to climb, Chanel takes her concerns to the police. Detective Sergeant Bryce Sutcliffe of the City of Sydney Police Station is skeptical of Chanel’s claims. Despite the fact he’s drawn to her earthly beauty, he can’t help but wonder if there isn’t more behind her complaint. When the wife of a New South Wales senator dies under Doctor Baker’s care, Bryce is forced to pay attention. Could the girl with the compelling eyes have been telling the truth? Could the Sydney Harbour Hospital’s most highly respected doctor be a murderer?

At the Hand of Her Father: A tale of heart wrenching tragedy and death... (The Sydney Legal Series Book 2)

A heart wrenching tale of tragedy and loss... Blake Harton Junior has it all… With good looks, brains and charm, at just thirty-three he’s a partner in his grandfather’s prestigious law firm with an enviable success rate for winning even the most challenging criminal law cases. Then he agrees to represent Ian Johnson, a man accused of murdering his child. Natalie Johnson is the mother of the little girl who was murdered by her father. A bitter custody battle has tipped her ex-husband over the edge. Overwrought with the knowledge she couldn’t keep her baby safe, Natalie takes comfort in the criminal charges laid against her ex. The police assure her he’ll be put away for life. It’s small recompense for the loss of her daughter, but it’s something… Then she discovers her ex is being represented by none other than Blake Harton Junior and her world is turned upside down once again. Harton has a reputation for being a ruthless lawyer who will stop at nothing to win and he has the success record to prove it. When Natalie comes face to face with Blake Harton Junior, she’s taken aback by his good humor and charm, to mention nothing of his looks. If they’d met under different circumstances, she might even find him attractive… But there’s no hiding the fact he’s representing her murderous husband and that he intends to do everything in his power to set her ex free… How can she fall for a man who thinks it’s acceptable for a child murderer to go unpunished?

The Cliff-top Killer - Book Eight of the Sydney Harbour Hospital Series: Fast paced intrigue, romance and murder... Chris Taylor's latest book doesn't disappoint...

Another nail biting story of suspense and heart warming romance from brilliant Australian romance author Chris Taylor. The Cliff-top Killer is a real page turner that will keep you guessing right to the end... Midwife Shelby Gianopoulos is feeling desperate. Single and alone at twenty-seven, she has spent many a family gathering fending off the increasing concern from her well-meaning relatives. Now, there’s another family wedding looming and Shelby’s desperate to find a date. She can’t bear the thought of being the brunt of more pitying looks and outright confrontations. Doctor Samuel Munro is the perfect choice. Good-looking, young and single, he sets female hearts aflutter all over the Sydney Harbour Hospital. Though she barely knows him, Shelby is relieved when he agrees to accompany her to the wedding and pretend that they’re in love. Little does she know they’re not the only ones pretending… Alexei Gianopoulos, a senior partner at Harton & Wentworth, is living a double life. When Shelby discovers her father’s secret, he stuns her even more by telling her Shelby’s mother knows all about it. Toss in the fact that Shelby’s brother has just come out to her and it’s little wonder her mind is in a spin. And then she discovers other peculiarities – like a dead man’s baseball cap in her father’s den – and she can’t help but wonder what other secrets her family have hidden so well…

The Profiler: A gripping romantic thriller from Australian author Chris Taylor (The Munro Family Series Book 1)

A new author who has the romantic suspense genre in a lather... In Chris Taylor's debut novel, a psychopathic killer is stalking the women of Sydney . . . Federal Agent Clayton Munro, a criminal profiler with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), has been called upon to assist in hunting down a vicious murderer who is intent upon carving up his victims while they’re still alive. Guilt-stricken over his wife’s suicide, Clayton’s forced to set aside his personal issues in order to focus on the case. Detective Ellie Cooper is also no stranger to heartache. Pregnant and abandoned at the altar by a fiancé intent on pursuing a career with the AFP, her opinion of the elite body of officers is anything but favorable. Angered when her boss orders her to partner with the Fed, she’s determined not to cut him any slack. But women are dying on the streets of western Sydney and the pressure is mounting to find the person responsible. Will Clayton and Ellie be able to put aside their animosity and work together to catch a killer before it’s too late? And what about the special fascination the killer seems to have with Ellie . . .

An Accidental Murderer: A medical thriller that will leave you wanting more... (The Sydney Legal Series Book 1)

A gripping new romantic suspense series from renowned, award winning author Chris Taylor. An Accidental Murderer is the first book in Chris Taylor's new Sydney Legal series. Ben Fitzgerald knows all about battling demons. He was an alcoholic at the age of seventeen… Through sheer hard work and determination, he’s managed to put his past behind him and is now a successful lawyer at the highly reputable Sydney Legal. Ben loves to fight for the underdog and when he discovers nursing students are graduating from Richmond University without the ability to properly read English, he doesn’t think twice about taking action. Then Ben runs into an old flame and his world is turned on its end. He hasn’t seen Abby Brown since they were teenagers. She’s one of the few people who know about his troubled past. Concerned she might reveal his secret and struggling with an attraction to Abby he doesn’t seem able to control, Ben is determined to avoid her at all costs. He’s worked hard to secure his comfortable position at Sydney Legal. He refuses to allow anyone to jeopardize it. In an effort to distract himself, Ben concentrates all his energies on the lawsuit against Richmond University. As far as he’s concerned, the college bigwigs are failing in their duty of care – to their nursing students who have paid handsomely for the privilege of their degree and to the patients who will ultimately receive their attention. An error made while reading a medication chart could prove fatal – in fact, it already has. But what will happen when Ben discovers Abby’s brother is the head of the nursing department at Richmond University? Jeff Brown is directly in the path of Ben’s missile. Will he listen to Abby’s pleas for mercy on behalf of her brother, or will Ben do what he must and destroy the man’s career? Will Abby ever forgive him if he does? Will he forgive himself if he doesn’t…?

The Likeable Fraudster - Book Nine of the Sydney Harbour Hospital Series

Here it is: The last book in Chris Taylor's hugely popular Sydney Harbour Hospital series. A thrilling crime investigation entwined with a moving romance. Get it now! Jake Alexander has it all. Young, single and good-looking, he’s living the high life as a successful doctor running a Sydney Harbour Hospital medical practice with Shane Kirkbride and Kevin Johnson, his two best friends from college. But then, Shane is found murdered in the back room of the clinic and the police are insistent the murder was an inside job. It’s ludicrous to think that Jake or Kevin might be responsible, but the police have the two of them in their sights. Kevin is let off the hook when he produces an alibi – he was out to dinner with his girlfriend and there are plenty of witnesses to back him up. Jake isn’t so lucky. He has no one who can come forward and vouch for his whereabouts. The police turn up the heat. Jake isn’t surprised to discover Katrina West is Kevin’s alibi. As Kevin’s long term girlfriend, the pair are as good as joined at the hip. It pains Jake to admit it, but the two of them make a great couple and will no doubt one day marry. The thought depresses the hell out of him, but there’s nothing he can do. His only hope is to get over his feelings for Kat and find a woman as perfect as she. But as the police investigation becomes more pointed, Jake is flat out just trying to survive. Why won’t they believe his protestations of innocence? Why is he the only one who believes they’re wasting their time? Meanwhile, the person who did it might very well get away with murder…

Ordinary Evil (The Sydney Legal Series Book 5)

Heart stopping suspense and steamy romance combine in this hot new release from USA Today Bestselling Author Chris Taylor When a nine-year-old girl fails to arrive home after climbing off the school bus, a community is galvanized into action. Daisy Green, a lawyer at Sydney Legal, has a daughter, Emma, who travels on the same bus. She’s beyond grateful her daughter is safe, but feels for the mother of the girl who has disappeared. Christian Grayson is also a lawyer at Sydney Legal and he’s closer to the awful incident than anyone might think. His uncle is the bus driver and Christian is currently staying in his uncle’s house. Christian and Daisy bond over their combined efforts to find the missing girl. Then Emma disappears on her way home from school and the community is put on high alert. Daisy is beyond herself with terror. What happened to Emma and where is she? Daisy will have to rely on Christian to find out…

The Baby Snatchers - Book Three of the Sydney Harbour Hospital Series

Gripping psychological drama. The latest book in Chris Taylor's hugely popular Sydney Harbour Hospital series doesn't disappoint. A real page turner... Between heaven and hell… Georgina Whitely loves her job as a midwife at the prestigious Sydney Harbour Hospital. The joy and excitement of helping to deliver babies never fails to bring a smile to her face. But the job is not without its challenges… Ward Seven is where pregnant, drug and alcohol addicted women go to have their babies. It’s Georgie’s job to not only manage the births, but also to manage the addictions. It breaks her heart to watch tiny newborns suffer from the harsh effects of drug withdrawal. And then there’s the stress of dealing with their mothers. But, despite the emotional and physical upheavals a day on Ward Seven can bring, Georgie relishes the challenges. The new mothers look up to her and respect her; they want to keep her close. But babies are dying on Ward Seven and nobody can figure out why. Detective Sergeant Cameron Dawson has spent a decade putting his troubled childhood behind him. Just when he thinks his life is back on track, his sixteen-year-old sister, Cynthia, arrives on the scene. Not only has she run away from home, she’s also just given birth at the Sydney Harbour Hospital. When Cameron arrives at Ward Seven, the midwife who introduces herself as Georgie Whitely, informs him Cynthia’s baby has died. Shocked and saddened, Cameron does his best to help his sister through her grief. Within a fortnight, he hears of another infant death on the same ward. The hospital staff say the deaths are sudden and unexplainable, but Cameron isn’t so sure. And what in the world do they have to do with Georgie Whitely…?

The Investigator: Book Two of the Munro Family Series

Chris Taylor writes with skill and courage, filling her pages with nail biting tension. With great characters and a gripping story line, you will be on the edge of your seat, desperate to turn the pages... A woman who thought she could run away from her past... At fourteen, Kate Collins ran away from home. Ten years later, her mother has disappeared without a trace. Faced with no other choice, she returns home. Kate’s convinced her stepfather’s responsible, but he’s a highly decorated police officer. Who will take her accusations seriously? Banished to a small country town after reporting his city superiors for corruption, Detective Riley Munro is never going to accuse the town’s recently retired Police Commander of murder. But Kate’s fear and distress seem genuine and her mother does seem to have disappeared. With reluctance, he agrees to investigate. After making rudimentary enquires, he’s told Kate’s mother is on a cruise. The information pans out. On the verge of closing the case, Riley is taken by surprise when he receives a subtle threat from his boss, the new Police Commander, to leave Kate’s stepfather alone. Why would the new Commander feel the need to warn him off? With his instincts on alert, Riley digs deeper and discovers not only is Kate’s mother in a wheelchair, she also hates the water. Is Kate telling the truth? Is her stepfather, the former Police Commander, guilty of murder? Or is Riley allowing the sad vulnerability in Kate’s beautiful eyes to cloud his judgement?

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