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 Read reviewThe Safe Place

The Safe Place

Anna Downes

Superbly tense and oozing with atmosphere, The Safe Place combines the modern suspense of The Girl on the Train with the gothic mind-games of Rebecca.     

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The Bluffs

The Bluffs

Kyle Perry

At the bottom of the world, there is an island. It is a land of rugged wilderness, of ice and snow and blistering heat, of the oldest tress on earth ...

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The Broken Ones

The Broken Ones

Ren Richards

A bestselling true crime writer, Nell Way tells other people's stories. But there is one story Nell won't tell. Ten years ago and with a different name, she was a teenage mother with a four-year-old she found desperately hard to...

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Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Katherine Firkin

It's winter in Melbourne and Detective Emmett Corban is starting to regret his promotion to head of the Missing Persons Unit, as the routine reports pile up on his desk. So when Natale Gibson goes missing, he's convinced this is...

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The Winter Agent

The Winter Agent

Gareth Rubin

A gripping thriller set in occupied France, based on a shocking historical conspiracy that reaches the very top of the British establishment.

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Winter Grave

Winter Grave

Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy

The follow up to the Hunting Game, a chilling new Scandi-crime novel that will have you on the edge of your seat.     

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The Geometry of Holding Hands

The Geometry of Holding Hands

Alexander McCall Smith

The thirteenth novel in Alexander McCall Smith's much-loved Isabel Dalhousie series.    

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Fair Warning

Fair Warning

Michael Connelly

The hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow is back in the new thriller from #1 bestselling author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journalist who never backs down, tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the...

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Seven Years of Darkness

Seven Years of Darkness

You-jeong Jeong, Chi-Young Kim

A new novel by South Korea's bestselling psychological thriller writer and author of THE GOOD SON. This is the story of a man who plots revenge against the son of his daughter's murderer over a period of seven years.

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The Inner Darkness

The Inner Darkness

Jorn Lier Horst, Anne Bruce

After four years behind bars notorious serial killer, Thomas Kerr, is ready to talk. And Chief Inspector, William Wisting has been waiting to listen... 

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Like Flies from Afar

Like Flies from Afar

K. Ferrari, Adrian Nathan West

A wickedly dark, multi-award-winning noir novel in translation about corruption in the Argentine state

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He Started It

Samantha Downing

The bestselling author of My Lovely Wife takes on the most fraught domestic relationship of them all: sibling rivalry.

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The Last Trial

The Last Trial

Scott Turow

Sandy Stern takes on his last trial in this scintillating courtroom thriller.

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Hammer to Fall

Hammer to Fall

John Lawton

The third Joe Wilderness spy thriller from a master of the genre, moving from icy Finland to tumultuous Cold War Prague, Hammer to Fall is a tale of vodka smuggling and a legendary female Red Army general who is playing a...

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Kill the King

Kill the King

Sandrone Dazieri

The third novel in a thrilling series that began with the bestselling Kill the Father, featuring detectives Colomba Caselli and Dante Torre.      

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The Satapur Moonstone

The Satapur Moonstone

Sujata Massey

Lawyer-sleuth Perveen Mistry returns in another fascinating Bombay mystery.

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Find Them Dead

Find Them Dead

Peter James

The 16th Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novel from the highly acclaimed number one bestselling author, Peter James.

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Dear Child

Dear Child

Romy Hausmann, Jamie Bulloch

Gone Girl meets Room in this page-turning thriller from one of Germany's hottest new talents

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Little Disasters

Little Disasters

Sarah Vaughan

The new novel from the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal - a brilliantly written and researched, tense, gripping, thought-provoking drama

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The Black Art of Killing

The Black Art of Killing

Matthew Hall

New action-packed thriller from Keeping Faith screenwriter Matthew Hall.

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Three Perfect Liars

Three Perfect Liars

Heidi Perks

The gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of Now You See Her and Come Back For Me

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Walk the Wire

Walk the Wire

David Baldacci

A gripping thriller featuring Amos Decker, FBI Consultant, by internationally bestselling author David Baldacci

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We Begin at the End

We Begin at the End

Chris Whitaker

This is a book that will make you laugh, it will make you cry and it will break your heart. A triumph of a novel from the award-winning author of Tall Oaks.

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The Lizard

The Lizard

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart

Obsessed with his ex-girlfriend, Alistair Haston heads off to Greece, where she is on holiday, to try and rekindle their relationship. On the ferry from Athens he is offered a lucrative job, recruiting tourists to pose for and, he...

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Camino Winds

Camino Winds

John Grisham

There's trouble in paradise. Following his no 1 Sunday Times bestselling novel Camino Island, John Grisham returns with novelist heroine Mercer Mann. Murder and intrigue combine in a breathless thriller set on a hurricane-lashed...

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The Only Child

The Only Child

Mi-ae Seo, Jung Yewon

The Only Child is a shockingly unnerving psychological thriller from bestselling Korean author Mi-ae Seo.

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Torched

Torched

Kimberley Starr

Torched is an explosive, haunting and compelling crime novel about mothers and sons and the ties that bind them.

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Who We Were

Who We Were

B.M. Carroll

A gripping novel about the power of childhood cruelty, and how it makes us the adults we become.

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The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

Anne Buist

Psychologist Isabel Harris must figure who has a troubled mind-and who has trouble on their mind-in this new standalone psychological thriller from Anne Buist

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The Mist (Hidden Iceland, Book Three)

The Mist (Hidden Iceland, Book Three)

Ragnar Jonasson, Victoria Cribb

The final nail-biting instalment in Icelandic superstar, Ragnar Jonasson's, Hidden Iceland series.

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The Talented Mr Varg: A Detective Varg novel

The Talented Mr Varg: A Detective Varg novel

Alexander McCall Smith

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo introduced us to 'Scandi noir'. Now, welcome to Alexander McCall Smith's world of Scandi blanc . . .

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Sorry for the Dead

Sorry for the Dead

Nicola Upson

In the summer of 1915, the violent death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs.    

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Hitler's Peace

Hitler’s Peace

Philip Kerr

Never before published in the UK: a gripping, masterful alternative history thriller from the author of the Bernie Gunther novels

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Gathering Dark

Gathering Dark

Candice Fox

A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop. Together, they're a missing girl's only hope.

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 Read reviewA Conspiracy of Bones

A Conspiracy of Bones

Kathy Reichs

Number One New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with her nineteenth riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless...

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Seven Lies

Seven Lies

Elizabeth Kay

The most mesmerising and unsettling thriller you'll read this year: if lies are dangerous, the truth can be catastrophic . . .

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The Border

The Border

Don Winslow

The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force.   

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Good Girls Lie

Good Girls Lie

J.T. Ellison

J.T. Ellison's pulse-pounding new novel examines the tenuous bonds of friendship, the power of lies and the desperate lengths people will go to to protect their secrets.

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The Shadow

The Shadow

Melanie Raabe, Imogen Taylor

A pacy psychological thriller about the slippery nature of the truth and destiny from award-winning German author Melanie Raabe

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Please See Us

Please See Us

Caitlin Mullen

In this sophisticated, suspenseful debut reminiscent of Laura Lippman and Chloe Benjamin, two young women become unlikely friends during one fateful summer in Atlantic City as mysterious disappearances hit dangerously close to...

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The Familiar Dark

The Familiar Dark

Amy Engel

From the bestselling author of The Roanoke Girls comes a suspenseful tale of a murdered child and a mother's quest for answers.

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The Safety Net

The Safety Net

Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli

As a film crew descend upon Vigata, Montalbano is busy investigating two cases: one from the past and the other involving the new world (for him, at least) of social media.

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Strangers

Strangers

C.L. Taylor

The Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club author of Sleep returns with her most gripping book yet.

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The Gilded Cage

The Gilded Cage

Camilla Lackberg, Neil Smith

A gripping new psychological thriller from international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg

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Killing Eve: Die For Me

Killing Eve: Die For Me

Luke Jennings

The concluding novel in the thrilling Killing Eve trilogy

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Rules for Perfect Murders

Rules for Perfect Murders

Peter Swanson

A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie similarity to the crimes depicted in classic mystery novels. The deaths lead FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey to mystery bookshop Old Devils.

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The Shifting Landscape

The Shifting Landscape

Katherine Kovacic

Art dealer Alex Clayton travels to Victoria's Western District to value the McMillan family's collection. At their historic sheep station, she finds an important and previously unknown colonial painting - and a family fraught with...

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Keeper

Keeper

Jessica Moor

A searing feminist thriller that asks what justice looks like in a system blinkered by prejudice.

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The Girl She Was

The Girl She Was

Rebecca Freeborn

Seventeen-year-old Layla was just like any other teenager in the small town of Glasswater Bay: she studied hard, went out drinking with her friends and worked at the local café. But when she started having a relationship...

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Small Mercies

Small Mercies

Richard Anderson

A husband and wife living on a severely drought-afflicted property take a brief break, only to find that their relationship is parched, too.

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The Recovery of Rose Gold

The Recovery of Rose Gold

Stephanie Wrobel

A chilling exploration into obsession, reconciliation and revenge in 2020's must-read.

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The Guest List

The Guest List

Lucy Foley

A gripping, twisty murder mystery thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Hunting Party.       

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The Boy from the Woods

The Boy from the Woods

Harlan Coben

The brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author, described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist'.

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Keep Him Close

Keep Him Close

Emily Koch

Alice keeps her identity secret when she befriends the mother of her son's killer, with dramatic consequences. Keep Him Close is a gripping psychological thriller about love, hate and forgiveness.

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Buried

Buried

Lynda La Plante

An exciting and action packed new thriller, with roots in La Plante's bestselling novels, Widows and Widows' Revenge. Charming but aimless, Jack can't seem to find his place in the world - until he's drawn into an investigation...

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How a Woman Becomes a Lake

How a Woman Becomes a Lake

Marjorie Celona

A compelling literary mystery about the dark corners in a small community, from Marjorie Celona, whose award-winning debut novel Y was praised by Evie Wyld as 'a beautiful, moving book that explores what it takes to belong'.

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After Dark

After Dark

Dominic Nolan

A gripping and unflinching novel from an acclaimed new voice in crime fiction, perfect for readers of Joseph Knox's Sirens and Will Dean's Dark Pines.

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20th Victim: Three cities. Three bullets. Three murders. (Women's Murder Club 20)

20th Victim: Three cities. Three bullets. Three murders. (Women’s Murder Club 20)

James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

The Women's Murder Club face the fight of their lives in the latest thriller from the bestselling James Patterson series THREE CITIES. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this shocking spree provoke debate...

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You Let Me In: As unsettling as it is unputdownable, this story of love and revenge will haunt you long after you've finished reading

You Let Me In: As unsettling as it is unputdownable, this story of love and revenge will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading

Camilla Bruce

From a startling new voice in contemporary Gothic fiction comes a superbly creepy debut about the elusive nature of truth, the stories we choose to believe (or not), and how we choose to tell those tales...

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Trace Elements

Trace Elements

Donna Leon

A woman's cryptic dying words in a Venetian hospice lead Guido Brunetti to uncover a threat to the entire region in Donna Leon's haunting twenty-ninth Brunetti novel.

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The Aosawa Murders

The Aosawa Murders

Riku Onda, Alison Watts

In the 1960s 17 people die of cyanide poisoning at a large party at the Aosawas, owners of a prominent clinic in an ancient castle city on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The only survivor is their teenage daughter Hisako, blind,...

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Where the Truth Lies

Where the Truth Lies

Karina Kilmore

She was slipping away. The further she fell, the closer the clouds seemed to come. Wispy transparent slipstreams of white. Cirrus. Pain smashed her head. Floating ...

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 Read reviewThe Good Turn

The Good Turn

Dervla McTiernan

The heart-stopping third book in the Cormac Reilly series.    

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The Temple House Vanishing

The Temple House Vanishing

Rachel Donohue

A stunning mystery and a searing portrait of power, jealousy and desire from one of Ireland's most exciting new voices. An extraordinary debut with huge bestseller potential.

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Death in the Ladies' Goddess Club

Death in the Ladies' Goddess Club

Julian Leatherdale

Murder and blackmail, family drama and love, all set within the shady underbelly of 1930s Kings Cross and its glamorous fringe.

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The Other People

The Other People

C. J. Tudor

The chilling new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author C. J. Tudor.

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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen

The Internationally #1 Bestselling authors of The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl deliver a thriller about a circle of friends with deadly intentions where trust is their weapon and revenge is their trigger....

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The Killing Streets

The Killing Streets

Tanya Bretherton

From the acclaimed author of The Suitcase Baby and The Suicide Bride, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney - and a killer who remained at large for over two decades.    

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Will and Testament

Will and Testament

Vigdis Hjorth, Charlotte Barslund

A provocative bestseller from one of Norway's most highly-regarded novelists.   

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The Missing American

The Missing American

Kwei Quartey

American widower, Gordon Tilson, befriends a young woman online. After sending her thousands of dollars, he goes to Ghana to surprise her but then he disappears. Gordon's son Derek, turns to a PI agency with a new detective...

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Between Two Evils

Between Two Evils

Eva Dolan

As the country bakes under the relentless summer sun, a young doctor is found brutally murdered at his home in a picturesque Cambridgeshire village.

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Fifty-Fifty

Fifty-Fifty

Steve Cavanagh

Two sisters. One guilty of murder. A trial to discover the truth. The new novel from the bestselling author of Thirteen and Twisted, Steve Cavanagh.

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Firewatching

Firewatching

Russ Thomas

A taut investigative thriller bursting with character and tension, introducing an enigmatic, fresh lead detective unlike any you have met before - Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler - for fans of Adrian McKinty, Tana French, Steve...

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The Rock Blaster

The Rock Blaster

Henning Mankell, George Goulding

An early gem from the creator of the Kurt Wallander series, charting the life of a principled man through tragedy, heartbreak, true love and the battle for a nation's soul.

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 Read reviewThe Better Liar

The Better Liar

Tanen Jones

A stunning literary thriller from a talented debut author, Tanen Jones. If you loved Gone Girl or The Girls, you will love The Better Liar

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Golden In Death (Eve Dallas, book 50)

Golden In Death (Eve Dallas, book 50)

J. D. Robb

The thrilling, new Eve Dallas novel from international number one bestseller J.D. Robb.     

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Watching from the Dark

Watching from the Dark

Gytha Lodge

The worst thing he can imagine - and all he can do is watch . . . A taut and compelling new thriller from Gytha Lodge.

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Independence Square

Independence Square

A. D. Miller

A complex, contemporary political thriller from the bestselling author of Booker-shortlisted Snowdrops Twelve years ago, Simon Davey prevented a tragedy, and ruined his own life. Once a senior British diplomat in Kiev, he...

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 Special priceIn the Clearing

In the Clearing

J.P. Pomare

Amy has only ever known life in the Clearing. She knows what's expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group....

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Three Hours

Three Hours

Rosamund Lupton

An intense exploration of fear and violence, courage and redemption, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Sister.

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A Silent Death

A Silent Death

Peter May

The scorching new thriller from the million-selling author of The Blackhouse, Coffin Road and I'll Keep You Safe.

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The Museum of Desire

The Museum of Desire

Jonathan Kellerman

A mansion in Beverly Hills is leased out to host an event wild enough to herald the end of days. The next day there isn't a living soul to be seen. But in the driveway sits a super-stretch limo, unlocked, with four bodies inside...

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I Will Miss You Tomorrow

I Will Miss You Tomorrow

Heine Bakkeid, Anne Bruce

The first in a new Norwegian crime series featuring disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske, a damaged man with a complicated past

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Long Bright River

Long Bright River

Liz Moore

Gritty and moving crime thriller, for fans of The Wire and Line of Duty from the critically-acclaimed author of Heft.

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A Murder at Malabar Hill

A Murder at Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey

A legally-minded sleuth takes to the streets of 1920s Bombay in a fascinating new mystery.

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Grace is Gone

Grace is Gone

Emily Elgar

The heart-breaking new psychological thriller from Emily Elgar, author of If You Knew Her.

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Mister Wolf

Mister Wolf

Chris Petit

The new novel from the author of the highly acclaimed The Butchers of Berlin, soon to be a TV series

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Blindside (Michael Bennett, Book 12)

Blindside (Michael Bennett, Book 12)

James Patterson

Michael Bennett has always been an honourable man, but sometimes honour has to take a back seat. Survival comes first.

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Nine Elms

Nine Elms

Robert Bryndza

Multi-million-selling Robert Bryndza is ready to take the world by bestselling storm again with the introduction of Kate Marshall, a woman with a dark secret and a powerful sense of justice. Twists, turns and a shocking ending -...

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Your House Will Pay

Your House Will Pay

Steph Cha

In her blistering and beautifully written UK debut, Steph Cha has crafted an urgent, timely and unforgettable novel about the intertwined fates of two families.

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The Memory Wood

The Memory Wood

Sam Lloyd

The must-read novel of 2020. Chilling, moving and unputdownable, The Memory Wood is a thriller like no other.

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The Devil

The Devil

Nadia Dalbuono

When Leone Scamarcio investigates the murder of a boy with demonic possession, who will win: Scamarcio or the Devil?

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The Sunken Road

The Sunken Road

Garry Disher

This moving, powerful novel set in the wheat and wool country of mid-north South Australia is at once the story of a region, a town and a people-and of one of the most memorable characters in Australian fiction.

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The Devil Inside

The Devil Inside

D.L. Hicks

A gripping crime novel about murder, betrayal, and the monsters who hide in plain sight

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The Janes

The Janes

Louisa Luna

Private investigator Alice Vega is back in the electrifying sequel to Louisa Luna's acclaimed thriller Two Girls Down

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The Holdout

The Holdout

Graham Moore, Abby Craden

One jury member changed the verdict. What if she was wrong? From the screenwriter of The Imitation Game comes a knockout thriller that reads as 12 Angry Men meets Serial.

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Haven't They Grown

Haven’t They Grown

Sophie Hannah

The new standalone from the 'Queen of psychological suspense' - with a disturbingly impossible situation.

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Happy Ever After

Happy Ever After

C. C. MacDonald

Happy Ever After is a bold, exciting debut thriller from an exceptional new voice in psychological suspense. With an opening that feels terrifyingly close to home, and an ending that will get under your skin, this is THE thriller...

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The Lantern Men (Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 12)

The Lantern Men (Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 12)

Elly Griffiths

Acclaimed and bestselling regional crime from the author of The Stranger Diaries.

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