'Ruth Dugdall's novels
are intelligent and gripping, with a sophisticated psychological sensibility.
She is a huge talent.' -Sophie
Delve into the world of probation officer Cate Austin with The Ruth Dugdall Collection —
an ebook exclusive. This box set contains four psychological crime thrillers by an internationally bestselling author at one bargain price: The Woman
Before Me, The Sacrificial Man, Humber Boy B, and Nowhere Girl.
The Woman Before
They came for me, just
like I knew they would. Luke had been dead for just three days.
Rose Wilks life is
shattered when her newborn baby Joel is admitted to intensive care. Emma
Hatcher has all that Rose lacks. Beauty. A loving husband. A healthy son. Until
tragedy strikes and Rose is the only suspect.
Where is the line
between love and obsession, can justice be served and, if so… by what
What I want to say is that suicide is my choice. No-one else is to blame. Man seeks beautiful woman
for the journey of a lifetime: Will you help me to die?
When Probation Officer
Cate Austin is given her new assignment, she faces the highest-profile case of her career. Alice Mariani is charged with assisted suicide and Cate must recommend
Alice insists her story
is one of misinterpreted love, forcing those around her to analyse their own lives. Who is to decide what is normal and when does loyalty turn to obsession?
Humber Boy B:
A blur in the sky, a brick — no, a trainer, red — falls to the water… There seems to be a scuffle… a hand grabbing at the dangling child. Then, with the awfulness of inevitability,
the hanging child drops, gravity takes him.
A child is killed after
falling from the Humber Bridge. Despite fleeing the scene, two young brothers
are found guilty and sent to prison. Upon their release they are granted one privilege only, their anonymity.
Probation officer Cate
Austin is responsible for Humber Boy B’s reintegration into society. She must
ask herself if a child is capable of premeditated murder. Or is there a greater
evil at play?
From the top of the
Ferris wheel, Ellie can see everything. Her life, laid out beneath her. Ellie
looks up. She wants freedom.
Down below, her little
sister and mother wait, watching as people bundle off the wheel and disappear
into the crowd. No Ellie. Must be the next box.
But the Ferris
wheel continues to turn.
When Ellie goes missing
on the first day of Schueberfouer, the police are dismissive, keen not to attract negative attention on one of Luxembourg’s most important
Probation officer, Cate
Austin, decides to investigate matters for herself. She discovers Luxembourg
has a dark heart. With its geographical position, could it be the centre of a
child trafficking ring?