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Natural Causes by James Oswald

The first in the DI McLean series: intriguing, moderately paced and with a tinge of the supernatural. Edinburgh: A young girl’s mutilated body is discovered in a sealed room on the outskirts of the city. Her remains are carefully arranged, … Continue reading

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The Asylum by Johan Theorin

A slow-burning, Swedish psychological thriller that leaves you chilled to the bone. Jan applies for a job at the Dell Nursery, but this is not any ordinary nursery. The Dell Nursery is attached to St Patricia’s, a secure psychiatric hospital, … Continue reading

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The First Cut by Ali Knight

A brutal murder never solved and a suspicious death never explained – both victims in a relationship with the same man. Just bad luck? That’s a question his new wife would like to find an answer to… One of the … Continue reading

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The Nameless Dead by Brian McGilloway

  Set against the backdrop of present day Northern Ireland, Inspector Devlin is involved in the Commission for the Location of Victim’s Remains, treading a fine line between the violent divisions of the past and the fragile peace of the … Continue reading

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The Potter’s Field by Andrea Camilleri

No.13 in the Inspector Montalbano series. A dismembered body chopped into thirty pieces, new mafia vs old mafia and something was lost in translation. Ok, I admit it. I judged the book by its cover. I had two books to … Continue reading

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Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag

How far will she go to revenge the death of her child? How far will he go to torment the grieving mother of his past victim? Down the Darkest Road is Tami Hoag’s 16th crime thriller novel. Lauren Lawton is … Continue reading

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The Secret Chamber by Patrick Woodhead

A damaged man searching for a missing friend and a successful trouble-shooter investigating a mineral shortage join forces in the Congo’s Ituri Forest in this fast-paced, thought-provoking thriller. Beatrice Makuru, a mining troubleshooter, suspects that recent mine explosions across Africa … Continue reading

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The Lost Daughter by Lucretia Grindle

A ‘gripping thriller’ and a ‘heartbreaking romance’; a novel with an identity crisis. The Lost Daughter and I got off on the wrong foot and it all started with the blurb. The thing about a blurb is that it makes … Continue reading

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The Wreckage by Michael Robotham

Missing billions in Iraq, a murdered grifter and a missing banker in London, an assassin, a trio of terrorists and shadowy figures pulling all the strings – a complex fast-paced thriller. The Wreckage is Michael Robotham’s seventh book featuring ex-cop … Continue reading

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The Burning Wire by Jeffrey Deaver

Part of the Lincoln Rhyme series. A slow-burner but gripping in the end. Quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner, NYC detective Amelia Sachs, return in the 9th book of the bestselling series. This time, they are racing against the … Continue reading

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