Jane E. James
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About Jane E. James
Best selling author, Jane E James creates chilling reads that appeal to fans of psychological thrillers, mysteries and dark fiction. Jane loves to weave tense and haunting tales that stay in the reader's mind. All her books are standalone novels.
Her 2nd novel, The Crying Boy (a compelling suspense thriller inspired by actual events) became an overnight best seller on Amazon, knocking both Stephen King and Dean Koontz off the top suspense spot. Jane started out as a scriptwriter but soon switched back to her love of writing novels and couldn't be happier. A life in the city just wasn't for her.
When she isn't writing (or reading) Jane enjoys living ‘the good life’ in the Rutland countryside, in a small village close to the town of Stamford, Lincolnshire in the UK; known for its quirky tea shops and cobbled streets. Jane and her 'all-action-super-hero' hubby love to call in at one of the town's charming hotels for afternoon tea. The George is their favourite.
An animal lover, who believes 'all life is precious' Jane is a vegetarian trying very hard to become a vegan. Her motto in life is to 'say yes to everything.' Up until recently, Jane owned dogs but having lost all her 'fur-babies' over the last ten years, is not quite ready to give her heart to another.
Although born in Cambridgeshire, she is half Welsh and hopes, one day, to retire to the mountains of South Wales, where she feels closest to her late mother, whose maiden name 'James' is where Jane gets her pen name from. Once there, she plans to adopt and rescue all kinds of animals including donkeys, sheep, chickens and goats.
Rebecca, Carrie, The Woman in Black and Wuthering Heights are among some of Jane's favourite reads.
Visit her website www.janeejames.com or catch up with her on facebook and twitter. But bring Monster Munch and wine...
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A house of secrets. A missing child. And Parents who lie.
My name is Lucy Valentine and I have been missing for thirty-one days. I am eight on my next birthday and I would very much like to go home.
A wealthy couple plays dangerous mind games with a reluctant psychic and her daughter in a desperate attempt to locate their own missing child.
The parents think it’s their worst fear to lose a child, but the real nightmare begins when another Lucy is found
Blackmailed into helping John and Jane Valentine discover the whereabouts of their daughter, Lucy, Cindy Martin must convince everyone her clairvoyant abilities have not failed her when she arrives at Moon Hollow, a house with the darkest of secrets.
She must also ensure her own daughter is safely ensconced under the Valentine’s protection before she can start looking for the missing heiress.
When it becomes clear the Valentines are withholding vital information about Lucy’s disappearance, Cindy realises she cannot trust anyone. Everyone acts suspiciously, even the child’s parents.
Who abducted Lucy Valentine? And who is the other Lucy? the mysterious young woman who keeps appearing in Cindy’s visions. What is she trying to tell Cindy?
Looking For Lucy is a tense psychological suspense thriller that will appeal to fans of C. J. Tudor, Sarah Pinborough and Diane Setterfield.
What readers are saying about Looking For Lucy:
"Not since The Haunting of Hill House have I read anything quite so chilling.”
"One I bet Stephen King wishes he had written.”
"Unnerving from the word go."
"I fell under this book’s spell utterly and completely."
"Moon Hollow has to be the scariest mansion within the horror genre. It’s up there with The Overlook Hotel and Hill House."
“Some of the most terrifying scenes I’ve ever read. Wonderfully described and beautifully written. Those visions felt incredibly real.”
“As for that mind-boggling ending…”
When Natalie Powers returns home for the first time in thirteen years, she must convince everyone she has fully recovered from the mental illness that’s seen her institutionalized for most of her young life. But instead of being welcomed back, Natalie enters a baffling world of deception. She must fight her way through the lies in order to discover the truth about her mother’s sudden disappearance sixteen years earlier. To do this, Natalie must also try to make sense of the hazy memories from the past that continue to haunt her.
In the village of Little Downey, where a series of cliff-top suicides have caused a decline in tourism, everybody appears to harbor a secret—including her father, the village butcher, who refuses to discuss the subject. But who can Natalie trust if not her own father? Especially when it becomes clear her protector and confidant, Dr. Moses, is not all he appears? Natalie only hopes she can uncover the truth before her own frailty and self-doubt catapults her back into the institution—in this atmospheric psychological thriller from the author of The Crying Boy and The Long Weekend.
A remote lighthouse. A chilling secret.
One mother. Two daughters. One of them has killed before. One of them will kill again.
Hazel Ladd has spent her life hiding the love she feels for one of her daughters and disguising the hatred she feels for the other. The guilt alone should have her crawling, with bloody knees, on the sand, but Hazel is no ordinary mother.
After fifteen years apart, Hazel meets up with her estranged daughters for a long weekend, but her guilty secret is torn from her and the reunion ends in disaster.
All she’d ever tried to do was protect her daughters from the truth...
It then becomes clear that Hazel has more than one secret. Set against the haunting backdrop of a wintry Norfolk coastline and a remote lighthouse that overlooks the bleak North Sea, this is a disturbing portrayal of a woman with a secretive past, whose longed-for reunion with her two daughters is not all it seems.
The Long Weekend is a truly chilling and atmospheric read that will appeal to fans of Susan Hill and Diane Setterfield.
What readers are saying about The Long Weekend:
"A dark and disturbing read with an eerie setting."
"This book completely took hold of my mind the whole time I was reading it."
"A haunting book, that will like the cold, seep into your bones, chilling you, making you look around for where the fear of dread is coming from."
"The story twists this way and that before leading you to a conclusion that I would never have guessed at, which has the shock quality of Sarah Waters' Fingersmith."
"The author leads you down the written path allowing you to believe as you wish, and then lets you know that you are mistaken, before taking you down another avenue that leads you astounded. It keeps you saying 'No that cannot be' and yet turning to another chapter."
A grieving mother develops a dangerous bond with a haunted painting in this chilling thriller from the author of The Butcher’s Daughter.
Clayton and Avril Shaw have lost their little boy and are still mourning when they move into Swallow’s Nest on the Yorkshire moors.
In their new house Avril discovers a painting. When she learns that the boy in the painting was deaf, like her dead son, she starts to try to communicate with his ghost.
Meanwhile, Clayton finds himself entangled in an equally undesirable friendship with a retired fire chief who knows more about the painting than he is prepared to let on.
Is The Crying Boy painting cursed, and can numerous house fires be linked to it?
Struggling with their unstable marriage, the couple find themselves in further danger as an increasingly disturbing bond develops between Avril and The Crying Boy.In a twist of events Avril’s irrational behavior is brought to a dramatic halt when she discovers she is pregnant. With her affections once again restored for Clayton, she decides to dispose of the sinister portrait. But the cast off painting wants revenge and its anger towards Avril’s unborn child might just prove immeasurable.
Do you think you know darkness? Think again. Bloodhound Books presents Dark Minds—a collection of stories by authors who have come together to produce an anthology that will lure, tantalise and shock its readers. What took place “By the Water?” What goes on behind “A Stranger’s Eyes?” And what is so special about “Slow Roast Pork?” From master authors such as Lisa Hall, Steven Dunne, Louise Jensen and Anita Waller, readers can expect a one hell of a ride . . .
All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Hospice UK and Sophie’s Appeal. Dark Minds is a collection of forty crime and thriller short stories from authors including; Louise Jensen, L.J. Ross, Lisa Hall, Steven Dunne, Betsy Reavley, Alex Walters and Anita Waller, plus many more. For the complete table of contents, look inside.