A fine new thriller from John le Carré, even if we go back to a place we have been before and in reality very little happens. That may sound negative, but le Carré is such a fine writer that this is still an excellent thriller. For me, le Carré is a master plotter and this… Read More

Andrew Gross is a bestselling author who is making thrillers set in the Second World War his trademark, and The Saboteur is another novel that is set in this territory. It is an action-packed, thrilling novel that will keep you gripped until the final pages. Based on some of the most daring real-life events of… Read More

I’m a huge fan of Michael Robotham’s tightly constructed thrillers, and The Secrets She Keeps didn’t disappoint. Michael Robotham has a great gift for characterisation, so the reader is quickly drawn into the very different lives of two women. Agatha thinks that Megan Shaugnessy’s life is perfect. Megan is beautiful and married to Jack, a… Read More

When visiting her local prison, DI Vera Stanhope comes face to face with an inmate, John Brace, who is a disgraced former detective superintendent. Vera played a key part in putting him away for his involvement in the death of a games keeper. But John now claims he has information about the disappearance of Robbie… Read More

Jane Harper’s first novel, The Dry, published to worldwide acclaim, and film rights were snapped up by Reese Witherspoon. The burning question is her second novel, Force of Nature, as good? I think it is easily as good, if not better, than her debut novel. Force of Nature is a compelling, page-turning read with excellent… Read More

Girl in Snow is a literary murder mystery from a debut novelist that is darkly atmospheric. Set in a sleepy Colorado suburb, fifteen-year-old Lucinda Haye’s body is found on a playground carousel, covered in snow. She has been brutally murdered, and the police begin to investigate. For officer Russ Fletcher, this is a case he’d… Read More

Anthony Horowitz may not be that well known to people for his books, even though this is his fifth, but his unseen work as the writer of TV detective series such as Foyle’s War and Midsummer Murders will certainly be more familiar. Two of his books have been Sherlock Holmes stories and one a follow… Read More

It’s plague season in Paris, and a woman’s entire family is dead except for her son. Then her son is kidnapped, so the woman goes on a merry adventure. I feel like that’s a summary of City of Crows that sits around the same level of Chris Womersley’s writing. Chris Womersley is the author of… Read More

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