Review Archive

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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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