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Bad Turn

Charlie Fox is jobless, homeless and blacklisted in the close-knit world of close personal protection, so when a new job finally comes her way, she’s in no position to refuse, even if all her instincts are telling her to run and not to look back.


Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Linda Wilson

Songs About a Boy

World famous boyband Fire&Lights are on the brink of a messy break-up as tensions between lead singer and songwriter Gabriel West and band member Olly Samson boil over. Charlie Bloom, the band’s young photographer, blames herself and just wants to wind back the clock to happier times.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Dirty Dozen

Detective Sergeant Jane Tennison is posted to the Sweeney, the Flying Squad, rocked by corruption allegations and notoriously misogynistic. She must not only prove herself to her male colleagues, but also tackle some of London’s most vicious armed robbers.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by John Cleal

The Canary Keeper

A young woman finds a body on the banks of the Thames. When corrupt police try to frame her for involvement in the death, she retraces the dead man’s steps to the Orkneys to prove her innocence.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by John Cleal

Good Girl, Bad Girl

Cyrus Haven’s already troubled mind is spread thin, investigating a horrific murder case and helping a girl who needs saving from herself.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

No Mercy

Ellery’s fellow victims of violent crimes may not help her with the therapy she desperately needs. They may be the death of her.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

American Spy

FBI intelligence officer Marie Mitchell is assigned to target Thomas Sankara, the charismatic revolutionary president of Burkina Faso.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by John Cleal

Witchfinder

The British Secret Service is in chaos as the hunt for traitors snowballs after the defection of Burgess, Maclean and Philby

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by John Cleal

This Dark Little Place

Daniel, Victoria, Ruby. Three disturbed people, two toxic relationships, one murder.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Deep Dirty Truth

When bounty hunter Lori Anderson is offered a deal by the boss of the Miami Mob, she has little choice but to agree, as to turn it down would put a price on her family’s heads, as well as her own. She has to snatch someone from FBI custody. No pressure, then.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Bad Fire

A case from nine years ago turns out to be anything but cold, as Alexis Skinner finds out to her cost.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Linda Wilson

Breaking Dad

James Lubbock tells the story of his life, of parents whose sexual orientation led them to part, and of his father the drug dealer.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Chris Roberts

Ghost Virus

The horrific vision of the woman who killed herself with acid will never leave DC Jerry Pardoe’s mind. But soon it will have to make space for worse images.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Joe Country

The 'Slow Horses' are going through their daily Slough House routine when they suddenly have to obey a call to arms. Louisa Guy is approached by the former wife of Min Harper, now dead, and informed that Min's son, Lucas, has gone missing. Since Louisa had had what was for her a romantic affair with Min, she decides she has to act.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Escape Room

Four Wall Street high-flyers find themselves trapped together in an elevator escape room with one instruction – to get out alive.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Madeleine Marsh

After She's Gone

Psychological profiler Hanne and her partner investigator Peter arrive in an isolated town in dense forests to investigate a cold case. She tries to keep her dementia secret, writing everything in a diary. Within days the couple vanishes, adding to the tensions between local inhabitants, police and the refugees relocated to the area.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Ewa Sherman

Maigret's Childhood Friend

An old schoolmate calls on Maigret to inform him of a murder, and expects some allowance to be made for old acquaintance despite the fact that he is clearly the prime suspect.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Chris Roberts

C'est La Vie

Writer Jean-Francois Colombier accompanies his son on a trip to Lille and is unexpectedly plunged into a nightmare.
 

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Chris Roberts

Man On Ice

A change of leadership in both the White House and the Kremlin provides an opportunity for ambitious men. A miss-step could lead to nuclear annihilation, and a man on the ice becomes the key.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Alphabet Murders

When the body of a man is found brutally murdered in a wildlife part and tattooed with a letter A, criminal profilers Jan Grall and Rabea Wyler are thrown into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Viv Beeby