Last Seen Alive - Claire Douglas (pub. Michael Joseph, Penguin)

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THE HERO Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And Horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive. THE SWAP Which Is why […]

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Last Seen Alive - Claire Douglas (pub. Michael Joseph, Penguin)

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THE HERO Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And Horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive. THE SWAP Which Is why […]

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Two Nights - Kathy Reichs (pub.

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Meet Sunnie Night a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct . . . Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the […]

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The Scandal - Fredrik Backman (pub. Michael Joseph)

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'Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there.' Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is […]

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Perfect Prey - Helen Fields (pub. Avon)

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In the midst of a rock festival, a charity worker is sliced across the stomach. He dies minutes later. In a crowd of thousands, no one saw his attacker. The following week, the body of a primary school teacher is found in a dumpster in an Edinburgh alley, strangled with her own woollen scarf. DI […]

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After I've Gone - Linda Green (pub. Quercus)

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YOU HAVE 18 MONTHS LEFT TO LIVE . . . On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount checks Facebook and discovers her timeline appears to have skipped forward 18 months, to a day when shocked family and friends are posting heartbreaking tributes to her following her death in an accident. Jess is left […]

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Each Little Lie - Tom Bale (pub. Bookoture)

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Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbour, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control… When she is arrested for a crime she […]

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Don't Close Your Eyes - Holly Seddon (pub. Corvus)

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Robin and Sarah weren't the closest of twins. They weren't even that similar. But they loved each other dearly. Until, in the cruellest of domestic twists, they were taken from one another. Now, in her early 30s, Robin lives alone. Agoraphobic and suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days […]

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Sweet Little Lies - Caz Frear (pub. Zaffre)

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WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW: In 1998, Maryanne Doyle disappeared and Dad knew something about it? Maryanne Doyle was never seen again. WHAT I ACTUALLY KNOW: In 1998, Dad lied about knowing Maryanne Doyle. Alice Lapaine has been found strangled near Dad's pub. Dad was in the local area for both Maryanne […]

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Last Seen - Lucy Clarke (pub. Harper Collins)

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Two boys missing. A seaside community with a dark secret at its heart… Two little boys go missing out at sea – and only one is brought to shore. For the boys’ mothers, best friends Sarah and Isla, the tragedy splinters a friendship. And The Sandbank – once an idyllic seaside haven – becomes a place […]

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The Upstairs Room - Kate Murray-Browne (pub. Picador)

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Eleanor, Richard and their two young daughters recently stretched themselves to the limit to buy their dream home, a four-bedroom Victorian townhouse in East London. But the cracks are already starting to show. Eleanor is unnerved by the eerie atmosphere in the house and becomes convinced it is […]

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Monster In The Closet - Karen Rose (pub. Headline)

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Forgotten - Nicole Trope (pub. Allen & Unwin)

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In a single day, a simple mistake will have life-altering consequences for everyone involved. A moment of distraction, an unlocked car and a missing baby. How on earth could this happen? All Malia needed was a single litre of milk and now she’s surrounded by police and Zach has disappeared. […]

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The Second Sister - Claire Kendal (pub. Harper Collins)

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The Night Visitor - Lucy Atkins (pub. Quercus)

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Professor Olivia Sweetman has worked hard to achieve the life she loves, with a high-flying career as a TV presenter and historian, three children and a talented husband. But as she stands before a crowd at the launch of her new bestseller she can barely pretend to smile. Her life has spiralled […]

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Sleep Tight - Caroline Mitchell (pub. Bookature)

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Close your eyes … Just pray you don’t wake up. A killer stalks the streets of East London. All over the area, murdered young women are discovered, their bodies posed into a sickening recreation of fairytale princesses. Detective Ruby Preston is determined to hunt down a disturbed individual who is […]

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The Trespasser - Tana French (pub. Hodder)

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This is the case she imagined. Precision-cut and savage, lithe and momentous. Antoinette Conway, the tough, abrasive detective from The Secret Place, is still on the Murder squad, but only just. She's partnered up with Stephen Moran now, and that's going well - but the rest of her working life […]

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The Killer on the Wall - Emma Kavanagh (pub. Cornerstone, Random House)

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The first body comes as a shock The second brings horror The third signals the beginning of a nightmare When fifteen-year-old Isla Bell finds three bodies propped against Hadrian’s Wall, her whole world falls apart. In such a close-knit community, everyone knows the victims, and the man who did it. […]

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Last Witness - Carys Jones (pub. Aria)

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The page-turning sequel to the best-selling psychological thriller Wrong Number. With her husband gone, and his legacy in her hands, Amanda Thorne is hell-bent on revenge. Amanda Thorne is on a mission to avenge her husband. Restoring his honour and protecting his legacy will be dangerous, but she […]

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Sweetpea - C.J. Skuse (Harlequin UK)

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When she was good, she was very, very good. When she was bad, she was deadly. Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has […]

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