Trouble erupts as a serial killer launches a huge legal appeal against his conviction, claiming police corruption, and pointing the finger directly at young DC Peter Boyd – and implicating forensic scientist, Frankie Wharton. With Boyd forced to disappear, criminal profiler, Grace Foley, and cops, Spencer Jordan, and Mel Silver, join Frankie to clear their names and save Boyd from disgrace and possible prison. Told over five days, with each character taking turns to tell their story, this heart-stopping case sees them racing to beat the clock as the unthinkable unfolds.
Who would have thought Mia and Daniel would be in the same room, standing so close? He was her new boss and ex-husband. If she had known Daniel worked there, she would never have applied for the position. A love that was meant to be, that survived all the pitfalls of young love after being apart for five years. A man compromised through no fault of his own, a young wife too stubborn to listen to the truth, causing hurt and unhappiness and a feeling of rejection. Absence makes the heart grow fonder if one has matured enough, and fate brings you full circle to where you are meant to be.
A story of love, crime, and being deceived by people hiding their true identities for different reasons. This happens in all walks of life - sometimes, destroying people’s true characters; sometimes, making them weaker or stronger. Because, what does not kill you makes you stronger. it’s called character-building, but in which way?
We all experience love and romance in life and sometimes hurt. But for some, it can be a more sinister experience of manipulation and physical abuse. This is a story of a young woman who did unfortunately experience this, blaming herself and feeling worthless until she was too frightened to speak out.
A new collection of stories from Barbara Anne Machin, here depicting our human frailties and the cord of life that at times holds people together and at times drives them apart. Perhaps we can overcome, perhaps we can't, but we all take this journey of love, anger, and sometimes separation, often finding ourselves back where we began...this is the circle of life.
A Beloved Cousin is a trilogy of stories, dealing with love, betrayal, jealousy, guilt, and deception. In each story, we follow different characters as they make their way through their lives; dealing with this whole range of human emotions, and we can only hope that for each there is a happy ending.