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The Missing Wife

Sleep-deprived new mother Louisa can trust no one – not her husband, nor her best friend, and certainly not her ex.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

By Force Alone

A new and very different take on the Arthurian legend that combines detective novels and thrillers with poetry, science fiction, historical, children’s stories and autobiographical works.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by John Cleal

Departing Shadows

DI Christie Kennedy investigates a hit-and-run outside the Gomorrhian Embassy and finds his path to the truth entangled in diplomatic complications.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Chris Roberts

Fugitive 13

Aydin Torkal has spent a year on the run from western intelligence and the brotherhood of jihadi insurgents he betrayed. MI6 agent Rachel Cox, probably the only person who believes him an ally in the war on terror, receives a coded message from him warning her not to trust her own colleagues and must choose between her career and the truth.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by John Cleal

The Haven: Deadfall

Lily is missing. Ollie and the rest of the Haven’s council vow to get her back, no matter what the cost.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Linda Wilson

Six Wicked Reasons

A controlling father is murdered on a yacht party. All of his children, re-united for the occasion to celebrate his intended new marriage, have motives for revenge.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by John Cleal

The Oath

Former chief of police Ubbo Heide is enjoying a peaceful seaside retirement until a gruesome package containing a severed head turns up on his doorstep. Soon a headless body is found on the local beach. However, it is not just one victim. 

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Ewa Sherman

The Man on the Street

When a homeless man sees the report of a woman’s search for her missing father, he thinks he might have been the only witness to a possible murder. The police don’t seem very interested in what he has to say, but the man’s daughter is desperate for help, so against his better judgment, Jimmy Mullen gets involved.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Linda Wilson

Perdition's Child

Hannah Weybridge investigates the deaths of Australian men who have come to England to search for lost relatives.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by John Cleal

A Good Man

Thomas Martin is a caring, loving, reliable husband, father, son and brother. Until he isn’t.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Reunion

A reunion at a high-end college in the French Riviera threatens to uncover secrets that some former pupils had hoped were long buried.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Linda Wilson

Ask Me No Questions

Kate Munro is convinced it was more than a random attack that put a woman in a coma – and even more so when she finds out who the victim is.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Hard Stuff

A terrorist is in town with some top-quality smack, for which he insists on payment in diamonds. Joe Brody intends to steal them – twice.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Chris Roberts

Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud

Sunny Randall’s relationship with her ex Richie is on again, so when he gets shot you know she is going to do something about it.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Chris Roberts

Into the Dark

A young abused boy tries to save his young brother from his stepfather whom he subsequently sees murdered. As a witness he then becomes a target.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Sylvia Maughan

Bobby March Will Live Forever

When a young Glasgow girl is abducted, detective Harry McCoy is sidelined by a rival who’s been given charge of the case.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Chris Roberts

A Conspiracy of Bones

Forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan is drawn deep into the murky world of conspiracy theorists and child abusers as she tries to unravel the mystery of a faceless corpse.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Linda Wilson

It Walks By Night

Prefect of the Paris city police Henri Bencolin must solve the grisly murder of the Duc de Saligny at a fashionable Parisian gaming house.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by John Cleal

The Curator

When body parts start turning up in Cumbria, National Crime Agency investigators DS Washington Poe and civilian analyst Tilly Bradshaw are called in to make sense of an increasingly complex puzzle.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Linda Wilson

Long Range

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett and hawk wrangler Nate Romanowski become entangled when the wife of a judge is killed by a sniper.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Chris Roberts