Detective Paul Rigby's role in his girlfriend's death has haunted him since that tragic event almost one year ago.
With his dreams of marriage and a family destroyed, Rigby's guilt now threatens to sabotage the one thing left to him: his once-promising career.
That career would already be in ruins without the intervention of Chief of Police Jim Pearson, but as the anniversary approaches Rigby finds himself increasingly at odds with his mentor.
Demoted to desk duty following a violent confrontation with a colleague, Rigby must prove he is still worthy of Pearson's trust. A manpower crisis within the department offers him a chance of redemption but as repercussions from his punch-up spiral out of control, it seems not everyone wants him to succeed.
The Anniversary is a gripping emotional drama that will keep you turning the pages. If you like flawed characters who don't always get it right, then you'll love Detective Rigby.
"Very fast paced, excellent characters well developed and believable. ...
Keeps you at the edge of your seat!" - Patr Baldwin
" Liked the story a lot. Nice writing and good plot twists.... " - TomT
"Good story but equally important is that you end up caring about the characters." - G Moran
A boss near death’s door. A rash of serious cases. Can Detective Rigby rise to the challenge?
Never the most popular person in the Lewisville Police Department, Rigby finds himself in charge after his mentor, Police Chief Jim Pearson, is involved in an accident.
All he wants to do is track down the hit-and-run driver, but when Lewisville is rocked by two other major cases in one day, he discovers running the department is a lot more complicated than Pearson makes it look.
Now he has to put aside his go-it-alone attitude and trust his colleagues—many of whom he fears would be happy to see him fail—or risk letting down the one person who's always had his back.
But old habits die hard.
" The action is unrelenting with the key storyline unfolding from the first page." - John White
Dark-haired and medium-build. That's all the police have to go on in their hunt for the perpetrator of a brutal attack at one of Lewisville County's popular recreational spots.
Joggers on the trail at the time offer them more detail about a solitary runner who fit that description but none knew his name. And the police want to keep it that way. Because the man they're describing appears to be one of their own, Detective Paul Rigby.
Forced to step aside, Rigby is supposed to let his colleagues clear him from suspicion. But Rigby's never been good at stepping aside, especially when it's his future on the line. And now, with a pregnant girlfriend and impending fatherhood, the stakes are higher than ever and he can't be sure all his colleagues believe in his innocence.
"Excellent read, good plot and well paced." - T Davison
A missing pregnant woman. A distraught father-to-be. A desperate plea for help.
Days away from becoming a father, Detective Paul Rigby is already on edge about the birth. The last thing he needs is to be involved in an investigation into a missing pregnant woman. But with the woman being a friend of his girlfriend and a personal plea for help from the woman’s husband, it’s not a case he can turn down–despite the warning from his boss.
But as the initial investigation raises more questions than answers and the case takes an unexpected twist, the lines between personal and professional start to blur and Rigby’s determination to bring the case to a close becomes almost an obsession.
An obsession that could cost him dearly.
How do you convince people you’re telling the truth when they’ve already heard your lies?
For Cal Miller, the decision to withhold the truth was an easy one. He hadn’t expected the police to turn up on his doorstep, but all he had to do was keep his young assistant’s whereabouts secret for another day and he would be in the clear. Or so he thought. Until he discovers her deceptions far outweigh his own and he is now the prime suspect in her disappearance.
As evidence against him grows, his frantic attempts to prove his innocence backfire, reigniting issues of trust he thought he’d put behind him and plunging him into a desperate fight to save everything he cherishes.
Silent Lies is a gripping page-turner showing how the loss of trust can undermine the foundations of any relationship.
"Great suspense from the very beginning. Along with a likable although annoyingly stubborn lead character." - Mary Lee Sachs
" Surprises throughout that keep the story going until a very clever ending...kept me on the edge of my seat!" - Cadby
"SILENT LIES captures your attention from the start, the mystery building and becoming more intriguing until the final reveal. Parish has crafted a realistic story about one man's quest to find truth and clear his name, his search for answers only growing more convoluted the more he learns." - Marla B
It was a conversation Maggie Cumberland wasn’t supposed to hear.
A conversation that rips apart her comfortable, suburban life, leads her to betray the one person she has always depended on, and forces her from the security of her once happy home.
Fearful of retribution after telling police that her husband Daniel might be involved in human trafficking, Maggie must find the courage and resourcefulness necessary to stay one step ahead of her enemies without the help of either family or friends. But who are her enemies?
Maggie has no idea, only the knowledge that if she wants to stay alive she can’t afford to trust anyone.
Trust No One is a compelling story of a woman who discovers untapped strengths in the face of a shocking betrayal.
"Excellent read. I couldn't put it down once I started. Suspense full on!" - Robin M.
" I was totally captivated by Maggie's experiences, definitely 5-STARS worth." - Helene Stephens
"You are swept up in the unexpected circumstances of Maggie's situation almost immediately and the title says it all....trust no one... A real page turner until the very end." - Lorri Moulton
It was supposed to be a family vacation in paradise.
Instead, Jake Cornish finds himself in a world far removed from his comfortable expatriate life and at the mercy of kidnappers who see him as their way out of poverty.
His only hope for survival lies with his wife somehow coming up with the ransom. But he’d stormed out on her only minutes before being kidnapped and as days pass without any word from her, he faces the possibility that the last argument was one too many and may have sealed his fate.
Then his captors come up with an outrageous new demand, one that would change his life forever if he agreed, but that will also cause cracks in their unity, lay bare ulterior motives and reveal the true nature of the kidnappers themselves.
A story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, Ulterior Motives tells of life stripped bare of daily comforts, where desperation drives motivation, and loyalty and love may lead not to happiness but unimaginable consequences.
"Not only was this a page-turner, it had a refreshingly unusual plot. It was a quick, uncomplicated read with a satisfying ending and some thought-provoking issues along the way." - Kindle Customer
"An unusual novel with an excellent plot. Different, but strong characters. Author excellent at getting into the mind of her characters." - Dennis in Idaho
" a tension filled thriller that will keep you turning the pages, desperate to find out what happens next." - E. Maynard
For over three years kidnap victim Jake Cornish has struggled to put the memories of his ordeal in the Philippines behind him. Not even his wife Beth knows the full truth and he wants to keep it that way.
However, on their first family vacation since returning to the US, a chance sighting of one of his kidnappers inflames his need for closure. When attempts to learn more about his kidnappers' new lives coincide with a brutal attack on their family, Jake becomes entangled in the ensuing police investigation.
Now, not only have his actions jeopardized his marriage, but if his secret is revealed he will hand the police the one piece of information they are missing – a motive for revenge.
"This is a page-turning must read especially for lovers of psychological suspense. " - Carol Costa
"Sequel to Ulterior Motives by the same author. Every bit as well written. I couldn't put it down. The turns and twists keep the reader guessing." - Dennis in Idaho
"The twists and turns of the plot make it impossible to tell how it will end. A highly recommended book." - Mr. T Davison