Review Archive

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The Perfect Lie

Detective Danny Ryan jumps to his death rather than face arrest by his own colleagues. Less than two years later, his wife Erin is put on trial for her husband’s murder.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by John Cleal

The Sicilian Method

Mimi Augello stumbles across a dead body whilst making a hasty escape from his married lover’s apartment. And then another identical dead body turns up elsewhere.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Sylvia Maughan

The Therapist

A voicemail from her husband Sigurd tells Sara he's arrived at the holiday cabin. Later a call from his friend confirms he never did. And then the search for a missing man turns into something much more sinister.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Ewa Sherman


The death of a reclusive hoarder triggers a reappraisal of an FBI cold case involving the abduction of an heiress and the theft of two valuable paintings. Fresh evidence leads the investigators to the door of the rich, violent, amoral Win.

Reviewed on 21 August 2021 by Linda Wilson


Jane Eyre, Irene Adler and Lady Havisham team up to fight a dark threat to London in a gloriously drawn steampunk romp.

Reviewed on 25 July 2021 by Linda Wilson

Body Work

When a BMW turns into a watery grave for its owner, river goddess Beverley Brook tips off copper Peter Grant that there might be more to this than just an accident and sets him on a collision course with a murderous car.

Reviewed on 25 July 2021 by Linda Wilson

Facets of Death

A young man joins the Botswana police CID and is immediately caught up in a diamond heist in which three guards are killed in cold blood.

Reviewed on 24 July 2021 by Chris Roberts


Former teenage spy Alex Rider is dragged out of retirement by MI6 for one more operation and forced to go up against the most dangerous opponents he has ever faced – Nightshade, a criminal organisation that uses child operatives trained as assassins.

Reviewed on 24 July 2021 by Linda Wilson

One Half Truth

DI Zigic and DS Ferreria must investigate the late-night shooting of a young, would-be journalist and then find themselves caught in a long-running saga of revenge and high-level corruption.

Reviewed on 24 July 2021 by John Cleal

The Old Guard: Force Multiplied

The Old Guard must go up against someone from their past. Someone else who can’t die. And just to complicate things further, Andy is having a rather large meltdown.

Reviewed on 24 July 2021 by Linda Wilson

The Rapunzel Act

Burton and Lamb return to represent a woman, formerly a male footballer, charged with the death of her ex-wife, in the first televised court case.

Reviewed on 24 July 2021 by Chris Roberts

The Seven Doors

Nina, a literature professor at the University of Bergen, decides to turn her analytical skills to criminal investigation when Mari, a tenant from the family’s second home, suddenly disappears, especially as this happens shortly after she visited the property.

Reviewed on 24 July 2021 by Ewa Sherman

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