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Killer Instinct

Seventeen-year-old Lane’s obsession with serial killers takes a dangerous turn when it seems that she might be in the murderer’s sights.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Linda Wilson

Jackrabbit Smile

Hap and Leonard take a job from a pair of religious racists to find their daughter Jackrabbit, who they haven’t seen for five years.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Chris Roberts

Fools and Mortals

Richard Shakespeare, brother of William, longs to play male parts in the theatre. He turns down the offer of advancement in a new company who want him to steal his brother’s new play, and as a result becomes the object of suspect, arrest and betrayal.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by John Barnbrook

Nucleus

The year is 1939 and war is imminent with a race under way between the allies and the Nazis to produce an atomic bomb. Cambridge lecturer Tom Wolfe knows the city’s Cavendish research laboratory is a prime target for German attacks.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by John Cleal

Resurrection Bay

When friend and employee Gary Marsden is found with his throat cut, boss of PI firm Trust Works Caleb Zelic is traumatised, and desperate to find the man responsible.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Darkest Day

The Hermansson family are gathering to celebrate father Karl-Erik and eldest daughter Ebba’s joint landmark birthdays. But underneath the smiles, tensions are running high. Before the festivities are over two members of the family are missing. Inspector Gunnar Barbarotti must find out what has happened.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Ewa Sherman

The Good Assassin

George Mueller, a retired CIA agent, is approached by the CIA director to pose as a travel writer in Cuba to find out if their ‘man in Havana’, Toby Graham, is providing Fidel Castro’s rebels with arms.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Arnold Taylor

Resort to Murder

Miss Judy Dimont, chief reporter of the Riviera Express newspaper, has a new puzzle to solve and a cub reporter to initiate into the ways of journalism. Lucky then that a juicy story – a mystery death on the beach at Temple Regis – has appeared.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Anthea Hawdon

The Downside

When the theft of valuable metal ore ends in arrest for Finn and his gang, he smells a rat. A new heist offers opportunities, and the chance to find the man responsible.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Chris Roberts

Body and Soul

Retired Met detective Frank Elder knows something is wrong when his estranged and troubled daughter turns up. When someone she has had a relationship is murdered, he must try to prove her innocence at the same time as protecting both of them from a deadly threat from the past.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by John Cleal

No Middle Name

A collection of stories about Jack Reacher’s life, starting with him as a young lad of about 13.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Sylvia Maughan

Orphan Monster Spy

Sarah is an orphan with the skills to become a spy, infiltrating an elite German finishing school on the eve of war to get close to the daughter of a Nazi scientist developing a nuclear bomb.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Linda Wilson

Turn a Blind Eye

DI Maya Rahman investigates the murder of the head teacher at her old school amidst cultural tensions in London’s East End.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Lost

A ten-year-old boy goes missing and there are discrepancies in his stepfather’s version of events. DI David Stone and DS Frankie Oliver know that the first 24 hours in any investigation of this type are vital and the pressure soon mounts.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Linda Wilson

Kill Me Twice

Investigative freelance writer Morgan Vane takes up the case of a woman jailed for the arson murder of the abusive father of her child – then sees the ‘dead’ man outside her own home.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by John Cleal

The Fear

Lou was 14 when she was groomed by Mike, an older man. She returns to her hometown 18 years later to discover that Mike has a new victim, and she is determined to stop him.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Nicola Hodges

The One

A simple DNA test. But will it find their perfect partners or send them on a journey into danger?

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Splinter in the Blood

Why is she standing over her boss with a gun in her hand? Will she leave him for dead?

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Silent Companions

Widow Elsie Bainbridge is held in an asylum, pending possible trial for murder by arson. A doctor attempts to unravel her mental problems and finds a link to her home’s dark past.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by John Cleal

The Chalk Man

Little chalk figures drawn on pavements, walls and tree trunks were only the gang’s secret code. Now they’re something far more sinister.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor