Lisa needs to disappear. And her friend's rambling old home in the wilds of Yorkshire seems like the perfect place. It's miles away from the closest town, and no one there knows her or her little boy, Joe. But when a woman from the local village comes to visit them, Lisa realizes that she and Joe aren't as safe as she thought. What secrets have Rowan Isle House — and her friend — kept hidden all these years ? And what will Lisa have to do to survive when her past finally catches up with her ?
Sandrine ne s'aime pas. Elle trouve son corps trop gros, son visage trop fade. Timide, mal à l'aise, elle bafouille quand on hausse la voix, reste muette durant les déjeuners entre collègues. Mais plus rien de cela ne compte le jour où elle rencontre son homme, et qu'il lui fait une place. Une place dans sa maison, auprès de son fils, sa maison où il manque une femme. La première. Elle a disparu, elle est présumée morte, et Sandrine, discrète, aimante, reconnaissante, se glisse dans cette absence, fait de son mieux pour redonner le sourire au mari endeuillé et au petit Mathias. Mais ce n'est pas son fils, ce n'est pas son homme, la première femme était là avant, la première femme était là d'abord. Et le jour où elle réapparaît, vivante, le monde de Sandrine s'écroule. La deuxième femme est dans la sélection du Prix Landerneau 2020 Et dans la dernière sélection du Prix Maison de la Presse 2020 "Figurant parmi les sept finalistes du Prix Maison de la Presse 2020, La Deuxième Femme est le quatrième roman de Louise Mey. Ce polar psychologique traite avec talent du sujet de l'emprise et de la violence conjugale". France Dimanche " C'est un coup de génie que réalise Louise Mey avec La Deuxième Femme, l'un de ses romans les plus puissants de cette rentrée de janvier. " Causette " Une jeune auteure à suivre " ELLE "Féministe, écrivaine, et auteure attachée aux rapports que les femmes entretiennent avec leur corps, elle décortique dans ses romans, avec une terrible acuité, les mécanismes psychologiques de la violence. " Marie Claire " Manipulations, angoisses et violences conjugales se mêlent avec réussite dans ce thriller psychologique aussi formidable qu'étonnant. " Femme Actuelle " Avec un style incisif, cette jeune auteure de romans noirs aborde la violence conjugale à travers une plongée dans le mécanisme de l'emprise. Vertigineux ! " Version Femina " Bouleversant. (...) Un roman engagé sur l'emprise et la violence conjugales. " Ici Paris " Un roman sombre et douloureux qui aborde avec force des thèmes aussi noirs que la violence, l'emprise et la manipulation". Vaucluse Matin "Au-delà du simple thriller, un roman qui parle du corps des femmes et des violences conjugales". Femmes d'aujourd'hui
London : an alternative 1980s. Britain has lost the Falklands war, Thatcher battles for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Charlie, drifting through life, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. This near-perfect being is beautiful, strong and clever — a love triangle soon forms. As the true nature of Miranda's secret becomes clear, the three will confront a profound moral dilemma, and ask questions about what makes us who we are, and whether a machine can ever understand the human heart.
In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet, Detective Matthew Venn stand outside the chapel as his father's funeral takes place. The day Matthew left the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too. Now he's back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major case in the Two Rivers region ; a complex place not quite as idyllic as tourists suppose. A body has been found on the beach : a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. Finding the killer is Venn's only focus, and the investigation will take him back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there.
After a decade of civil war, the country is at peace. To join the state's divided halves the government orders the construction of a new highway. Two men, foreign contractors, fly in to build the road. One is wild and adventurous, desperate to experience all the country has to offer. The other wants only to work and go home. Blinded by their own struggle, neither sees that as their road lengthens a greater and more terrible conflict approaches...
When private detective Agatha Raisin comes across a severed leg in a roadside hedge, it looks like she is about to become involved in a particularly gruesome murder. Looks, however, can be deceiving, as Agatha discovers when she is employed to investigate a case of industrial espionage at a factory where nothing is quite what it seems. The factory mystery soon turns to murder and a bad-tempered donkey turns Agatha into a national celebrity before bringing her ridicule and shame. To add to her woes, Agatha finds herself grappling with growing feelings for her friend and occasional lover, Sir Charles Fraith. Then, as a possible solution to the factory murder unfolds, her own life is thrown into deadly peril. Will Agatha get her man at last ? Or will the killer get her first ?
New York, 1978. A dangerous city then, but one burning with ideas... A young woman arrives from Minnesota looking for adventure : to live, love, become a writer and to suffer the slings of fortune, as all true adventurers must. Four decades on, S.H. unearths the journal she kept that exhilarating, sometimes frightening year and the past springs to life : the kindred spirits she found in smoke-filled bars ; the mysterious neighbour, whose disturbing monologues penetrated her apartment's paper-thin walls ; the men who patronised her — and worse. As S.H. measures her memories against the record, she regards her younger self with often rueful amusement, but also with anger. Why didn't she break the rules ? And why are women still fighting to make their voices heard ?
On a lonely moor in the northeast of England, the body of a young woman is discovered near the site of a vanished church. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull. Each is a sacrifice, a summons. And something in the darkness has heard the call. But another is coming : Parker the hunter, the avenger. From the forests of Maine to the deserts of the Mexican border, from the canals of Amsterdam to the streets of London, he will track those who would cast this world into darkness.
When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an old convent, it quickly becomes clear that someone has been using the site as their personal burial ground. But with the convent abandoned long ago and bodies dating back many years, could this be the work of more than one obsessive killer ? The investigation throws up more questions as the evidence mounts but, after their last disastrous case, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan can only watch from afar. As they deal with the consequences, someone with a terrifying routine is biding their time — and both Tony and Carol find themselves closer to the edge than they have ever been before...
Alex and Christine and Zach and Lydia have been inseparable since their twenties. From student house shares and grubby pubs to proper homes and grown-up careers, the two couples' lives have been interlinked for decades. Then one evening, Alex and Christine receive a call from a distraught Lydia. Zach is dead. Inconsolable, Lydia moves in with Alex and Christine. But instead of their loss bringing them closer, the three of them find that love and sorrow give way to anger and bitterness as old entanglements and resentments rise from the past.