Friend Request

Written by Laura Marshall — This seems to be the year of the misbehaving teenager. Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game focuses on a group of…

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They All Fall Down

Written by Tammy Cohen — Hannah is a recent patient in a women’s low security psychiatric facility called The Meadows outside London. Why she’s there…

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The Final Hour

Written by Tom Wood — The man known only as Victor is a professional assassin. He has worked off the books for a number of countries’…

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The Orphans

Written by Annemarie Neary — After her debut thriller Siren blended together crime, politics and history, Annemarie Neary once again defies genre and expectations, this time…

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The Secrets She Keeps

Written by Michael Robotham — So many books create earworms, either through their titles – think Ragdoll by Daniel Cole or William Shaw’s Sympathy for…

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The Force

Written by Don Winslow, narrated by Dion Graham — For a while yet, every gritty, noir cop story set in urban America will be compared…

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Final Girls

Written by Riley Sager — The concept of the final girl is well known to fans of slasher horror flicks. Halloween, Scream, Alien – in…

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Fateful Mornings

Written by Tom Bouman — Henry Farrell is the lone policeman who patrols the back roads of Wild Thyme township in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. Mostly…

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The Last Meridian

Written by Joe Hefferon — Author Joe Hefferon spent 25 years in law enforcement in gritty Newark, New Jersey. That experience undoubtedly colored his view of…

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Three Days and a Life

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne — You might remember Pierre Lemaitre as the author of the heart-pounding, unpredictable and rather graphic trilogy of…

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Stillhouse Lake

Written by Rachel Caine — A drunk driver loses control of his vehicle and hits a house in Wichita, Kansas, shattering the lives of Gina…

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Murder in Saint-Germain

Written by Cara Black — It has been almost 20 years since we were introduced to the Paris-based private detective Aimee Leduc. She has come…

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The Marsh King’s Daughter

Written by Karen Dionne — This book has been described as ‘Room meets The Revenant’. That might grab some readers but for me the description,…

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Soot

Written by Andrew Martin — Here’s an author who is no stranger at all to historical crime fiction. Back in 2011 he won the CWA’s…

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The Last Train

Written by Michael Pronko — Detective Hiroshi Shimizu gained a lot during his time studying in Boston. He found an American fiancée, Linda, and now…

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