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The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton
The Craftsman
Sharon Bolton
Deliciously and thrillingly creepy, The Craftsman is an intensely gripping, superb read. Thirty years ago Larry Glassbrook confessed and was imprisoned for a series of child murders. Florence Lovelady was at the beginning of her career when she was involved...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2018
White Bodies by Jane Robins
White Bodies
Jane Robins
`The perfect thriller' Elle `Immensely gripping' Sophie Hannah `Gripping, creepy and very addictive!' BA Paris
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2018
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner
Persons Unknown
Susie Steiner
Manon Bradshaw of Missing, Presumed is back only she is now pregnant, attached to the Cambridgeshire police but working on cold cases until a murder occurs close to the school her adopted son attends. He is arrested for it. He is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
The Pharmacist's Wife by Vanessa Tait
The Pharmacist's Wife
Vanessa Tait
Oh my, this is a fascinating, darkly powerful novel with biting attitude, set in Victorian Edinburgh. In the laboratory above a newly opened pharmacy, a wonder-drug is created, as the pharmacist experiments, his wife of six months discovers a world...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
Friends and Traitors by John (Author) Lawton
Friends and Traitors
John (Author) Lawton
A book of very distinct halves, the first introducing (or familiarising if you’ve read Lawson’s Troy series before) his society and characters, the second a beautifully paced spy story. The Troy series, of which this is one, fluctuates between the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018
Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
Dead Letters
Caite Dolan-Leach
A dramatic and oh so readable family tale, with enough tension playing through the pages to sink a battleship. Two years ago Ava vowed never to speak to her twin sister Zelda again, when an email arrives declaring Zelda dead,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
Perfect Match by D. B. Thorne
Perfect Match
D. B. Thorne
This is a heart in mouth, positively thrilling read, likely to scare you out of your wits if you've ever tried online dating and dating apps without putting safeguards in place. A serial killer is hunting down his victims as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
End Game by Matt Johnson
End Game
Matt Johnson
A fiery, fast-paced, bullet of a read, and the last in the Robert Finlay trilogy. Continuing on from ‘Deadly Game’, Robert Finlay and Kevin Jones find themselves in the middle of a whole heap of trouble. A Superintendent from the Complaints Investigation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2018
Come and Find Me (DI Marnie Rome Book 5) by Sarah Hilary
Come and Find Me (DI Marnie Rome Book 5)
Sarah Hilary
Simply superb, Come and Find Me is one hell of a clever, twisting, powerful story. This series is one of my favourites and DI Marnie Rome returns here in splendid style. Taking place a short time after Quieter...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/03/2018
Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham
Love Like Blood
Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018
A Game of Ghosts A Charlie Parker Thriller: 15. From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A Time of Torment by John Connolly
A Game of Ghosts A Charlie Parker Thriller: 15. From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A Time of Torment
John Connolly
The Number One bestseller. Fifteenth in the 'series of superb novels built around the haunted private detective Charlie Parker' (Daily Mail)
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018
Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris
Bring Me Back
B. A. Paris
A tale in three parts and dual-narrative. Part one gives you the before and after Layla disappeared, part two when her lover Finn is haunted by her and part three, obviously enough, the conclusion. The narrative is in alternating chapters,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018
The Devil's Dice by Roz Watkins
The Devil's Dice
Roz Watkins
The first in the ‘DI Meg Dalton Thriller’ series is an addictive, absolute treat of a read. Meg recently moved forces and is now based in Derbyshire, she is thrown in the deep end when a lawyer is found dead...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018
While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt
While You Sleep
Stephanie Merritt
Take an old house on the edge of a remote Scottish island, place an American artist running away from her marriage in it. She finds an old journal from 1869 written by Ailsa whose husband dabbled in the occult and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018
Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman
Every Man a Menace
Patrick Hoffman
Riveting, raw and gritty, this is a story that rockets around like a ball in pinball wizard’s championship run. Focusing on some of the players in a drug smuggling ring, this tale crosses oceans, and proves how cheap life can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018
Open Arms by Vince Cable
Open Arms
Vince Cable
This is a near future, post Brexit, political-cum-business thriller where Britain is seeking strong trade deals outside Europe. The protagonist, or so we initially believe, is Kate Thompson, a new, charming and good looking Tory trade minister who is sent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey
The Dark Lake
Sarah Bailey
Told over a period of three weeks, with forays into the past, this thrilling debut gathers tension into a knotted tangled ball, before hurling it sky high. Set in Australia, a teacher is found murdered in the town lake with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
Insidious Intent (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10) by Val McDermid
Insidious Intent (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10)
Val McDermid

Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018
The Frozen Woman by Jon Michelet, Don Bartlett
The Frozen Woman
Jon Michelet, Don Bartlett
Vilhelm Thygesen is a prominent left-wing lawyer and former cop, with a ponytail that “makes him look like an old hippie”, and a world-weary persona. When a frozen body is discovered in the garden of his large property, Vilhelm is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018
Scared to Death: A Gripping Crime Thriller You Won't be Able to Put Down by Kate Medina
Scared to Death: A Gripping Crime Thriller You Won't be Able to Put Down
Kate Medina
Another wonderfully twisty and chilling case in the ‘Jessie Flynn Crime Thriller’ series. Captain Ben Callan investigates a suspicious death on a base, as the case uncoils Dr Jessie Flynn and DI Simmons become involved, and unexpected links appear. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018
The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles
The Taste of Blue Light
Lydia Ruffles
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: angry, witty and ultimately life-affirming coming-of-age story The Taste of Blue Light establishes Lydia Ruffles as an exciting and original new voice in YA. We first meet her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018
A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride
A Dark So Deadly
Stuart MacBride
Author famous for his excellent Logan McRae series presents a new police constable, one DC Callum McGregor. He is a man under internal investigation as he has accepted the blame for a major criminal being acquitted. We discover how and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018
Defectors by Joseph Kanon
Joseph Kanon
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Ex-American publisher Joe Kanon is a much underrated master of the classic espionage tale, best known for The Good German which was filmed with George Clooney in the eponymous part, but his other novels of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018
The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
The Perfect Stranger
Megan Miranda
A lovely psychological thriller where the unreliable narrator leaves you working hard following the facts and trying to figure out what really happened. One begins to wonder if this narrator, Leah, isn’t a bit disillusioned herself and if her housemate,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018
Eyes Like Mine by Sheena Kamal
Eyes Like Mine
Sheena Kamal
February 2018 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. Nora Watts gave up her child, 15 years later that child is missing, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018
The Girl Who Ran by Nikki Owen
The Girl Who Ran
Nikki Owen
The final book in the ‘Project Trilogy’ and it’s an absolute belter as the story surges to a fittingly dramatic conclusion. In the present day Maria finds herself back at the Project facility, and feels as though she is home. Piercing the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018
The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney
The Girl Before
J. P. Delaney

Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018
Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit
Dirk Kurbjuweit
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Fear is a brilliant debut, a menacing tale of a family’s chilling journey, of a man’s best attempts to protect his loved ones. When all else fails, he takes things into his own...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018
Once A Pilgrim by James Deegan
Once A Pilgrim
James Deegan
February 2018 Debut of the Month. Simply superb, this is a dark, gritty and stormingly fast read with real attitude. Formerly of the SAS, John Carr is now working in private security for a Russian, however the past is stalking...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018
The Last Summer by Andree Michaud
The Last Summer
Andree Michaud
A provocative, disturbing, yet oh so readable and gripping story set on the Canadian, US border in 1967. Two girls run wild during the summer holidays, then one disappears, altering, changing, and affecting lives forever more. This award winning novel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018
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