An old-fashioned epic of a crime novel, set during World War II, which starts with a brutal murder in Hawaii before moving to Tokyo via Hong Kong. An utterly gripping action thriller with a lot of heart.
When police are called in to investigate a disturbance at a house with a dark past, it soon becomes clear this is not your usual domestic case. A spooky mix of police procedural and conjuring-style horror that’s perfect for Halloween.
Island noir is a big thing at the moment, and this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller is the best of the lot. Young girls are being lured to a paradise island where entitled men lie in wait. Topical, chilling and beautifully written.
You just can’t go wrong with Lisa Jewell and this, the sequel to The Family Upstairs, is a treat. It starts with the discovery of a bag of human bones by the Thames and is full of memorable characters all of whom seem like real people.
Susi Holliday sends two sisters and their other halves up a mountain in Switzerland and has enormous fun making them argue, bicker and generally behave like the most toxic bunch ever. A swift, fun read with a killer twist.
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