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Dead Man's Gift and Other Stories

A collection of two novellas and five short stories from thriller writer Simon Kernick.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Man Between

Successful espionage novelist Kit Carradine finds himself dissatisfied with the life he leads and jumps at an opportunity to undertake what appears to be a spying mission on behalf of the UK government.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Arnold Taylor

Cult X

Searching for a girl who disappeared after a brief relationship, Toru Narazaki visits an address in Tokyo occupied by a cult and gets drawn into a bizarre world.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Good Daughter

When a teacher and a pupil are killed in a school shooting, a local legal family take up the defence of the teenager accused but are dogged by memories of past events.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Chris Roberts

Firefly

A young Syrian refugee making his way to the West to make a new life for himself and his family carries information about ISIS, who are determined to stop him.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Chris Roberts

Light It Up

When ex-marine Peter Ash helps an old army buddy by riding shotgun on a truck making legal cannabis deliveries, the job calls for all his military skills.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Chris Roberts

The Hunger

A California-bound waggon train is trapped by winter in the Sierra Nevadas. In an atmosphere of superstition, fear and mutual loathing, some members resort to cannibalism to survive.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Cleal

The Cull

Former mercenary Sonja Kurtz, given the chance to lead Southern Africa’s first all-woman anti-animal poaching unit, becomes involved in a bloody confrontation with an international criminal gang.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Cleal

Blood Feud

Corporate lawyer Kerry Casey is pitchforked into taking over her father’s gangland empire when her brother is assassinated, and then her mother killed at his funeral.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Cleal

1974

While investigating a missing girl, journalist Eddie Dunford stumbles into a sordid conspiracy involving local officials and police.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Cleal

The Way of All Flesh

Young women are dying in agony and Edinburgh medical student Will Raven, personally connected to one such death, sets out to discover why, aided by an intelligent and ambitious housemaid Sarah Fisher.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Cleal

The Sons

After six years in prison, Sweden’s most notorious bank criminal Leo Duvnjac is free, acquitted of most of the bank robberies he and his two younger brothers pulled off. While behind bars he planned the biggest heist ever. But a bitter cop is on his case.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Ewa Sherman

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