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Books of the Month

Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey
Let the Dead Speak
Jane Casey
March 2017 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. An absolute belter of a crime novel, and the seventh in the ‘Maeve Kerrigan’ series. 18 year old Chloe returns home to find her mum...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/03/2017
I Found You by Lisa Jewell
I Found You
Lisa Jewell
March 2017 Book of the Month. A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet another page-turner as she delves into the darker corners of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi
Black Water Lilies
Michel Bussi
March 2017 Book of the Month. Simply superb, ’Black Water Lilies’ has leapt straight into my heart and soul. Thirteen days in the heart of Claude Monet’s homeland, where murder, death, lies, and deceit stalk the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Sometimes I Lie
Alice Feeney
A novel to meddle with your thoughts and taunt your gut instincts… Amber is in hospital in a coma, her thoughts are knocking at the door of her awareness as she attempts to remember what has happened to her. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017
Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith
Desperation Road
Michael Farris Smith
Maxim Jakubowski March 2017 Highly Recommended. In the hinterlands of America, a man completes his jail sentence for accidental murder and returns to his home town, where relatives of the boy he killed whilst drunk driving...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
All Our Wrong Todays
Elan Mastai
March 2017 Debut of the Month. This brain-twisting, heart-flipping, wryly funny time-travel debut about the shifting sands of personal identity seems set to become one of those zeitgeisty novels that captures readers in the way Matt...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2017
Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski
Six Stories
Matt Wesolowski
March 2017 Debut of the Month. This is startling, clever, and quite, quite different. ‘Six Stories’ isn’t that long, but it packs a mighty wallop. In 1997 teenager Tom Jeffries was found dead at an outward...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2017
Her Perfect Life by Sam Hepburn
Her Perfect Life
Sam Hepburn
March 2017 Debut of the Month. Stuffed full of intrigue, suspicion, and mistrust, this is a dramatic psychological thriller. Gracie, balancing her career and home with a finely judged hand, meets Juliet, who faces chaos on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin
Rather Be the Devil
Ian Rankin
A truly fabulous blast of crime fiction. John Rebus continues to ignore retirement, and an unsolved case haunts his thoughts as he shoulders his way into the middle of a current investigation. Ok, hands up, I confess… this is my...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2017
Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary
Quieter Than Killing
Sarah Hilary
March 2017 eBook of the Month. Another fabulous addition to the mind-blowingly good ‘D.I. Marnie Rome’ series. Marnie and Noah find themselves slap in the middle of the deeds of a deviously twisted mind. Pain and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/03/2017
The Fatal Tree by Jake Arnott
The Fatal Tree
Jake Arnott
March 2017 eBook of the Month. Powerful and expressive, this is an extraordinary tale, based in reality, set in the London underworld of the 1720’s. Edgeworth Bess is in Newgate, as she tells her story via...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
Ragdoll
Daniel Cole
March 2017 Debut of the Month. A simply sensational and thrilling debut! Met police detectives William Oliver Layton-Fawkes and Emily Baxter find themselves smack bang in the middle of the hunt for a serial killer. A...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
The Wolf Road
Beth Lewis
Uniquely voiced, elementally powerful literary thriller that crackles with page-turning tension. Aged seven, gutsy Elka ran away from her nana and wound up getting lost in a forest. She was found by Trapper, a lone hunter whose “voice had a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017
Deadly Game by Matt Johnson
Deadly Game
Matt Johnson
An enthralling and credible police thriller, this is the second in the ‘Robert Finlay’ series, and another humdinger of a read. Finlay is on a new team investigating the sex-slave industry, a series of events link together in a chain-mail...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2017
The Ashes of Berlin by Luke McCallin
The Ashes of Berlin
Luke McCallin
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The third in a so far underrated series featuring Berlin cop and ex-soldier Gregor Reinhardt, following on from THE MAN FROM BERLIN and THE PALE HOUSE. It's 1947, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2016
Agents of the State by Mike Nicol
Agents of the State
Mike Nicol
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Best known for his grittily realistic South African set cop procedurals, Mike Nicol relaunches himself as an outstanding purveyor of the international thriller field, making an immediate impact in a crowded...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/2017
Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon
Blue Light Yokohama
Nicolas Obregon
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Am impressive debut for a new British author and travel journalist, BLUE LIGHT YOKOHAMA daringly introduces a foreign cop, Inspector Kosuke Iwata, as its main character and series focus. Newly transferred...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2017
Cursed by Thomas Enger
Cursed
Thomas Enger
This fourth fiercely gripping novel featuring crime reporter Henning Juul sees Henning’s ex-wife Nora (also a journalist) investigating the disappearance of her college friend, Hedda. Following the death of her wealthy father, Hedda announced to her husband that she was...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2017
Home by Harlan Coben
Home
Harlan Coben
Drawing on his singular talent, Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship, family, and the meaning of home. For ten long years two boys have been missing. Now you think you've seen one of them. He's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
Born Bad by Marnie Riches
Born Bad
Marnie Riches
A gritty, darkly fascinating story set inside two repugnant yet compelling organised crime gangs in Manchester. The O’Briens and the Boddlington gang find themselves at war after Paddy O’Brien, notorious criminal and gang leader is stabbed. As the flames of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
The Accidental Agent by Andrew Rosenheim
The Accidental Agent
Andrew Rosenheim
The third novel to feature FBI agent Jimmy Nessheim, of German origin who has been manipulated to infiltrate Nazi spy rings in the USA during WW2. Having now resigned and opted for a new career studying law, he is reluctantly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
Saturday Requiem by Nicci French
Saturday Requiem
Nicci French
Oh my word, ‘Saturday Requiem’ is another stunning, provocative and captivating addition to the ‘Frieda Klein’ series. Frieda Klein is asked to assess a woman who was found guilty and imprisoned for the murder of her family. As Frieda...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
Spook Street by Mick Herron
Spook Street
Mick Herron
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Herron's Slough House series just keeps on getting better and better, both on the sly humorous front and with the Machiavellian variations it offers on the levels of deception that operate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz
The Nowhere Man
Gregg Hurwitz
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In the initial, bestselling book of the series, ORPHAN X, Hurwitz introduced Evan Smoak, a cross between Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher, a lethally-trained operative who's now gone rogue and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
Apple Tree Yard
Louise Doughty
A gripping psychological thriller. Yvonne Carmichael is a woman who prides herself on her ability to control her life and achieve what she wants. The tale builds alarmingly, beginning with an impulsive affair which sets in train a series of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017
The Long Firm by Jake Arnott
The Long Firm
Jake Arnott
This is a jaw-dropping absolute classic of a tale, stuffed full of brutal gangster goings-on, with a subtle heartbreaking undertone. Harry Starks sits centre stage, king of his empire, quick to anger, yet does a heart exist under the layers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2006
All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
All is Not Forgotten
Wendy Walker
A finely-etched tale of domestic terror and a debut novel with a nod to girls gone and on a train, and unsurprisingly already snapped up by Hollywood. After a serious assault at a party, a fifteen year old teenager is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
No Second Chance
Harlan Coben
Marc Seidman's idyllic world is brutally ripped apart when he is gunned down in his home. Twelve days later he wakes up in hospital to learn that his wife is dead and his baby daughter Tara is missing. A ransom...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/03/2009
The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons
The Hanging Club
Tony Parsons
The third in the London based detective series featuring a man I really like, one Max Wolf, second in command in the Saville Row Crime Squad. His very human female boss here has some sad personal tragedy to cope with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George
A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel
Elizabeth George
‘A Banquet of Consequences’ is a truly enjoyable, wickedly twisty family drama combined with a crime novel. This is the 19th book in the ‘Inspector Lynley series’, and my first outing, oh how I relished getting to grips with the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Method by Shannon Kirk
The Method
Shannon Kirk
A chilling tale of kidnap and implacable revenge, this is a striking debut by a young American lawyer which goes in the absolute opposite direction you thought it would and even qualifies for rightful comparisons with Gone Girl,
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2017
Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote
Undertow
Elizabeth Heathcote
A tension-filled family drama, which encourages thoughts to twist and turn. The prologue sets questions in motion, trapping them in the back of your mind, ready to pounce. A chance meeting places Carmen on a path of no return when...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay
The Twenty-Three
Linwood Barclay
The third spellbinding thriller set in the troubled town of Promise Falls
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
Never Never by James Patterson
Never Never
James Patterson
Detective Harriet Blue needs to get out of town, fast. With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry's chief wants the hot-headed detective kept far from the press. So he assigns her a deadly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
Everything but the Truth by Gillian McAllister
Everything but the Truth
Gillian McAllister
Everything but the Truth is an addictive novel packed with suspense that pulls such an emotional punch it is hard to believe it's a debut. You will be totally drawn into the utterly believable and realistic characters and the female protagonist...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
Say Nothing by Brad Parks
Say Nothing
Brad Parks
Hugely suspenseful - with its fascinating insight into the US judicial system and its politics of influence and nepotism - Say Nothing is, above all, the poignant story of the terror these parents face, and their stop-at-nothing compulsion to get...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2017
The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy
The Possessions
Sara Flannery Murphy
At an organization that allows the grief-stricken to reconnect with lost loved ones, an affair between a worker and an enigmatic client threatens to uncover disturbing secrets.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/03/2017
Black Widow by Christopher Brookmyre
Black Widow
Christopher Brookmyre
Twists abound in the brilliant multi-award-nominated psychological thriller from master author Chris Brookmyre - perfect for readers of The Girl on the Train and Disclaimer.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney
The Girl Before
J. P. Delaney
Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection ... but can you pay the price? For all fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl comes this spellbinding Hitchcockian thriller which takes psychological suspense...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn

The Bird Tribunal
Agnes Ravatn
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Some books are claustrophobic as they isolate their characters in a constricted setting, but Norwegian crime author Ravatn achieves the curious...

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Reader Reviewed Behind Her Eyes
Sarah Pinborough
February 2017 Book of the Month. Oh my word, this book is devious, twisted, and an absolute knockout! The story, revolving around love, passion, suspicion, and...

Corpus by Rory Clements

Reader Reviewed Corpus
Rory Clements
February 2017 Book of the Month. 1936 and the huge canvas of Europe in chaos is superbly portrayed by this renowned author of historical fiction. Previously...

Eyes Like Mine by Sheena Kamal

Reader Reviewed Eyes Like Mine
Sheena Kamal
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A wonderfully intense and dramatic thriller, one that highlights the background, exposes the concealed, yet is action-packed and constantly moving....

The Bone Field by Simon Kernick

Reader Reviewed The Bone Field
Simon Kernick
A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! Two faces, who were unknown to each other in previous books, join forces in this powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. Trouble starts...

Kill the Next One by Federico Axat

Reader Reviewed Kill the Next One
Federico Axat
February 2017 Debut of the Month. Written by a leading Argentinian crime author but set in the USA, around Boston, this psychological thriller is like a...

The Trophy Child by Paula Daly

Reader Reviewed The Trophy Child
Paula Daly
“How far would a mother go to achieve perfection?” the publisher’s shout line asks. Well how far indeed? Personally I find the line deceptive but I’m not telling you why. ...

Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan

Watch Her Disappear
Eva Dolan
Police records reveal there have been violent attacks on trans women in the local area. Was Corinne a victim of mistaken identity? Or has the person who has been targeting...

Deep Blue by Alan Judd

Deep Blue
Alan Judd
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A Charles Thoroughgood spy thriller, authoritative, action-packed and, as ever, all-too topical. The second volume in the series, Legacy, is soon...

A Dying Breed by Peter Hanington

A Dying Breed
Peter Hanington
Set in a shadowy world of dubious morality and political treachery, A Dying Breed is a gripping novel about journalism in a time of war, about the struggle to tell...

The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

Reader Reviewed The Breakdown
B. A. Paris
February 2017 Book of the Month. Right from the start Paris throws you into an intense atmosphere of confusion, suspense and fear. Taking a shortcut home...

The Searcher by Chris Morgan Jones

The Searcher
Chris Morgan Jones
The author's third impressive thriller sees Ben Webster, his hitherto leading man, temporarily relegated to the shadows, as he disappears in Georgia while investigating the death of local journalist and...

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land

Reader Reviewed Good Me, Bad Me
Ali Land
February 2017 Debut of the Month. Ooh, this truly is a fabulously captivating and unpredictable tale, and it kept me clinging to the very edge of...

The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor Picador Classic by Cameron McCabe

The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor Picador Classic
Cameron McCabe
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. First published in 1937 by an author whose identity long remained mysterious (and chose as his name that of his main...

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Her Every Fear
Peter Swanson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Swanson's follow up to the gripping and dark The Kind Worth Killing is equally suspenseful although its characters are less...

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Reader Reviewed All the Missing Girls
Megan Miranda
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever, suspense-filled story told in reverse, from day 15 through to day 1, and boy does the premise work!...

Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri

Reader Reviewed Kill the Father
Sandrone Dazieri
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A huge, almost sprawling thriller awaits, yet one that is ferocious, intense, and so, so readable. Set in Italy, Dante...

The Moment She Left by Susan Lewis

The Moment She Left
Susan Lewis
February 2017 Book of the Month. Another completely captivating, and tension filled dramatic tale from Susan Lewis. I look forward to each new book and have...

You Said Forever by Susan Lewis

You Said Forever
Susan Lewis
A gripping, emotional and tension-filled family drama. Charlotte and Anthony live and work on an artisan vineyard in New Zealand with their three children. They may be in paradise, yet...

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

The River at Night
Erica Ferencik
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Four middle-aged women and long-time friends with a checkered history embark for their yearly reunion meeting on a whitewater rafting expedition...

Rattle by Fiona Cummins

Rattle
Fiona Cummins
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Set in South London, Fiona Cummins' debut is insidious and icy in its depiction of a psychopath whose modus operandi could...

Dare to Remember by Susanna Beard

Dare to Remember
Susanna Beard
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever, subtle yet powerful tale, one that quietly worms its way into your innermost thoughts. Lisa has post-traumatic stress...

The Fire Child by S. K. Tremayne

Reader Reviewed The Fire Child
S. K. Tremayne
A sublimely creepy slow-burning thriller, a tale where the countdown to Christmas is a chilling one. Rachel tells her own story, she has just married widower David and moved into...

The Black Sheep by Sophie McKenzie

The Black Sheep
Sophie McKenzie
A tensely dramatic tale, highlighting secrets, lies, and trust. A year after her husband was murdered in an unprovoked attack, Fran is told her family may actually know something about...

Stasi Wolf by David Young

Stasi Wolf
David Young
Karin Muller is a first lieutenant with the state police. The first woman to have achieved such an elevated position. She starred in David Young’s first novel, Stasi Child. ...

The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor

The Ashes of London
Andrew Taylor
An enthralling and wonderful historical thriller, where the story absolutely thrives in the midst of one of the most famous times in British history. The first chapter not only blasts...

Different Class by Joanne Harris

Different Class
Joanne Harris
After thirty years at St Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go - the clowns, the rebels, the underdogs,...

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware
This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from...

You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman

You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine
Alexandra Kleeman
A lives with B. B seems to be becoming more and more like A. If A's boyfriend, C, likes A because A is A, but now B is the same...

The Milan Briefcase by Graham Fulbright

The Milan Briefcase
Graham Fulbright
The lives of five foreign nationals working in Luritania (in the north-western corner of Europe) who meet once a month at Lenfindi Airport passenger terminal to discuss ‘matters of levity...

Blood Ties by Jenny Francis

Blood Ties
Jenny Francis
Following on from Silent Passage, Blood Ties is the second in a series of easy to read whodunits featuring the cases of rule-breaker DI Charlie Moon, set in Birmingham...

Beyond All Doubt by Paige Elizabeth Turner

Beyond All Doubt
Paige Elizabeth Turner
Beyond All Doubt by Paige Elizabeth Turner opens with a murder - but will the murderer be caught? An absorbing and realistic crime ‘will they catch' whodunit with a juicy...

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Reader Reviewed Dear Amy
Helen Callaghan
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Margot Lewis is a classics teacher in a Cambridge school. She's also the agony aunt for the local newspaper, dealing with problems...

Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

Reader Reviewed Gold Fame Citrus
Claire Vaye Watkins
Gold mines, the fame of Hollywood, the orange groves, three great symbols of California, three reasons to go there. Now none of them remains. There is no more water and...

Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale

Honky Tonk Samurai
Joe R. Lansdale
Lansdale's Hap and Leonard are a classic pairing: Hap, an ebullient white trash rebel and former leftie, and Leonard a tough as nails and pugnacious, black and gay Vietnam veteran....

The Last of Us by Rob Ewing

Reader Reviewed The Last of Us
Rob Ewing
A remote Scottish island has been devastated by a plague-like virus which has killed everyone except for a group of children. We know not why. It seems the children have...

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

The Hatching
Ezekiel Boone
An old-fashioned and high concept novel, the first in a new series, this is destined for the bestseller lists and the screen in sheer overdrive. Like a throwback to 1950s...

The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom

The Cruelty
Scott Bergstrom
In a Nutshell: Trans-European espionage thriller | Cinematic page-turner following a teenager’s ruthlessly fearless journey into a criminal underworld to find her diplomat dad. Seventeen-year-old Gwendolyn Bloom has spent much...

The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver

The Steel Kiss
Jeffery Deaver
Number one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the twelfth Lincoln Rhyme thriller.

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley

The Last Good Kiss
James Crumley
Crumley, the much-revered US author who died in 2006 brought a new vigour to the crime novel and reinterpreted the tropes of Raymond Chandler and Ross McDonald with his...

Box Nine by Jack O'Connell

Box Nine
Jack O'Connell
Quinsigamond, an imaginary industrial city in New England, has been the setting for the handful of deeply fascinating novels by US author O'Connell, a sadly far from prolific writer who...

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Reader Reviewed The Last One
Alexandra Oliva
One of our Books of the Year 2016. The Post-Apocalyptic setting is so popular today that it is becoming annoying, so it is great to get a book like this...

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

The City of Mirrors
Justin Cronin
The epic doomsday scenario trilogy comes to a triumphant conclusion after ten years or so with this final and much-expected volume, following the visceral impact of The Passage and...

Real Tigers by Mick Herron

Real Tigers
Mick Herron
Shortlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger and Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. The latest instalment in the eventful days and sleepless nights of the denizens of Slough House is...

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

The Last Days of Night
Graham Moore
New York, 1888, a gilded age when science has become the new deity and the scene for an outstanding gem of an historical thriller by the author of THE...

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is no longer working for the LA Police Dept but part-timing pro-bono for the San Fernando force and working as a private investigator. A reclusive billionaire asks him...

Crisis by Frank Gardner

Crisis
Frank Gardner
January 2017 Debut of the Month. This is a fabulous, heavyweight whammy of a debut novel. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner has entered the world...

Essex Poison by Ian Sansom

Essex Poison
Ian Sansom
Swanton Morley is an honorary guest at the Colchester Oyster Festival. But when the mayor dies suddenly at the civic reception suspicion falls on his fellow councillors. Is it a...

Woman of God by James Patterson

Woman of God
James Patterson
Brigid Fitzgerald would be the first female Pope in history but she has made a legion of powerful enemies and is a target for all those who fear that the...

Everything You Told Me by Lucy Dawson

Everything You Told Me
Lucy Dawson
This is interesting. Of course the mystery is not revealed until the last few pages and although some of it I guessed, I certainly didn’t guess it all … very...

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

Girls on Fire
Robin Wasserman
A shocking, gripping thriller, Girls on Fire stands alongside The Virgin Suicides in its brilliant portrayal of female adolescence, but with a power and assurance all its own.

The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Reader Reviewed The Watcher
Ross Armstrong
January 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever first novel with a sinister setting in London where blocks of flats are being demolished. The juxtaposition of...

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Reader Reviewed Dodgers
Bill Beverly
January 2017 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards...

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the...

Highbridge by Phil Redmond

Reader Reviewed Highbridge
Phil Redmond
An intriguing start to a new series by the writer and creator of Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. When I knew Phil Redmond was the author I did a little...

Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Deep Down Dead
Steph Broadribb
January 2017 Debut of the Month. An edgy, raw and captivating debut novel. Bounty hunter Lori Anderson has had to learn some hard lessons in her...

Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson

Rupture
Ragnar Jonasson
An artful and intriguing story set in a remote Icelandic landscape. As a highly contagious fever forces his village into quarantine, Ari Thor begins to investigate an ice cold case....

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Reader Reviewed Baby Doll
Hollie Overton
With an unusual focus, ‘Baby Doll’ is a menacing, yet beautifully compassionate read. Lily escapes captivity after eight years, she has suffered the unthinkable trauma of being mentally and physically...

Fever City A Thriller by Tim Baker

Fever City A Thriller
Tim Baker
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. Another mighty impressive debut by a British author despite its sprawling American background and themes. Baker has the audacity to...

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Reader Reviewed Missing Pieces
Heather Gudenkauf
An intriguing, easy reading family drama with secrets buried deeply at its heart. After 25 years of marriage, Sarah finds herself travelling to Iowa with her husband Jack after his...

The Dying Detective by Leif G. W. Persson

The Dying Detective
Leif G. W. Persson
The inimitable style, distinct voice and dark humour of Leif GW Persson, along with the fascinating exploration of a long-cold murder case, serves to make The Dying Detective a true...

Cradle and All by James Patterson

Cradle and All
James Patterson
January 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. A book to make you flinch! Virulent diseases and natural disasters are sweeping the world, the church and a...

I'm Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork

I'm Travelling Alone
Samuel Bjork
Already a bestseller in over 30 countries, this stunning Norwegian debut finally appears in English. Such was its impact elsewhere that it will now be the subject of a forthcoming...

Gibbous House by Ewan Lawrie

Gibbous House
Ewan Lawrie
Gibbous House is a dark, Victorian thriller told with modern wit and brimming with historical detail. Rich with atmosphere and intense psychological drama, it brings modern irony to the rich...

Jericho's War by Gerald Seymour

Jericho's War
Gerald Seymour
In a moment of nerve shredding suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of men and women will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Each...

Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

Out of Bounds
Val McDermid
Number one bestseller Val McDermid is back with her most gripping, chilling and suspenseful novel yet.

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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Thomas Harris
Michael Marshall
Harlan Coben
Dennis Lehane
Karin Slaughter
Patricia Cornwell
Kathy Reichs
Tess Gerritsen
P J Tracy
Sheila Quigley
Martina Cole
Barbara Vine
Mary Higgins Clark
Nora Roberts
Michael Connelly
Robert Crais
Mark Billingham
Peter James
John Connolly
Lee Child
Mo Hayder

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