Books published by Century


Jenny, kidnapped as a six-year-old, is back. But 12 years have changed her. Some would say beyond recognition.

Reviewed on 22 January 2022 by Kati Barr-Taylor

A Line to Kill

Author Anthony Horowitz and his collaborator, former detective Daniel Hawthorne are invited to a newly set-up literary festival on the island of Alderney but this is quickly derailed by the murder of a wealthy islander.

Reviewed on 27 November 2021 by Linda Wilson

The President's Daughter

US President Matthew Keating isn’t afraid of taking hard decisions, but when the consequences of those decisions threaten his family, it gets very personal indeed.

Reviewed on 25 June 2021 by Linda Wilson

The Boy From the Woods

When a girl from her grandson’s school disappears, New York lawyer Hester Crimstein agrees to his pleas to make some enquiries. Then there’s a second disappearance, with possible political undertones.

Reviewed on 13 June 2020 by Linda Wilson

Die Alone

Disgraced copper Ray Mason didn’t ask to be broken out of prison. The people responsible want someone dead and they’ve decided that Mason is best placed to make that happen. The only problem is that the target is a candidate for the top job in British politics.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Linda Wilson

One More Lie

When she was ten she killed a boy and she and her friend spent their childhood in prison. Now she has a new identity and is living in a new community. She is scared and lonely.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by John Barnbrook

Gone By Midnight

A boy has gone missing from the hotel. But with the clock ticking, former detective Ted Conkaffey doesn’t know if he’s looking for a child or a body.

Reviewed on 24 August 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Run Away

When wealthy investment manager Simon Green sees his drug addict daughter busking in a park, all he wants is to bring her home. But she runs away, and Simon ends up in a fight with her boyfriend that goes viral on social media. And Paige doesn’t want to be found.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by Linda Wilson

Golden State

In Golden State the most serious offence is to lie – punishable by exile. Specially skilled Speculators are sensitive to lies and seek out liars. Such talents make it difficult for a Speculator who suspects that the State is lying.

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by John Barnbrook

We Can See You

Brook Connor seems to have it all. But her life comes crashing down in ruins when her daughter is kidnapped. She can’t go to the police, as the kidnappers say they can see everything she does. The trouble is, Brook doesn’t even know if she can trust her own husband.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Linda Wilson

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

Our Kind of Cruelty

Mike and Verity have a long-term sexually charged relationship that sometimes involves playing a game called Crave. This game seems to continue after they part, a murder takes place and their lives are catapulted onto a trajectory of destruction.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Nicola Hodges

The President is Missing

The United States faces a terrorist threat, and it is up to the President himself to stop it.

Reviewed on 07 July 2018 by Arnold Taylor

The Hanged Man

DI Ray Mason and cop-turned-PI Tina Boyd are on the trail of a group of powerful, sadistic killers, but the odds are stacked against them.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Book of Mirrors

In Princeton, 1987, a renowned psychologist is bludgeoned to death. It takes 30 years and several attempts at investigation before the culprit is finally identified.

Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Bone Field

The discovery of the bodies of two murdered women, one of whom went missing in Thailand in 1990, opens two cold cases that soon become very hot to handle.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by Linda Wilson


The story of 20 years in the life of an undercover cop.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Hanging Club

DC Max Wolfetangles with social-media savvy vigilantes

Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Sharon Wheeler

Fool Me Once

Maya knows her husband is dead. She saw him killed. But when the hidden camera she’s installed to keep her eye on the nanny shows him seemingly still alive, she has to get at the truth, no matter what it costs.

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Witness

Jane Kinnear is in a police safe house after witnessing a brutal double murder while DI Ray Mason has to catch the killer and foil an imminent terrorist attack.

Reviewed on 16 January 2016 by Linda Wilson

The Slaughter Man

Maverick cop Max Wolfe investigates the murder of a wealthy family who were butchered with a cattle stun gun – and finds a link to another killing from 30 years previously.

Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by Sharon Wheeler

The Final Minute

Matt Barron has lost his memory in a car accident but he’s not sure if the people who are meant to be helping him can really be trusted, and when his past does start to catch up with him, nothing is quite what it seems.

Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Murder Bag

Maverick cop Max Wolfe has been shunted sideways – and must find out who is picking off former public schoolboys one by one

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Stay Alive

A family canoeing trip leads to terror for teenager Jess Grainger when she ends up helping a mysterious woman escape from the men with guns who are clearly trying to kill her. Jess soon discovers that they’ll kill anyone who gets in their way.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Linda Wilson