The Escape

Written by C L Taylor — Stranger danger is instilled into every child these days, but adults? We don’t need to be told… or do…

Frailty

Written by Betsy Reavley — Eight-year-old Hope is missing from a sleepy English village. It is every parent’s nightmare. The world keeps turning but Hope’s family…

The Breakdown

Written by BA Paris — Readers just can’t seem to get enough of psychological thrillers with unreliable narrators. In her second novel, BA Paris sticks to…

The Dry

Written by Jane Harper — The town of Kiewarra, somewhere in rural south-eastern Australia, is a community on the brink. A drought is making life extremely…

Behind Her Eyes

Written by Sarah Pinborough — When a review book arrives with a snazzy silk eye mask, you can infer you’re in for some sleepless nights…

A Suitable Lie

Written by Michael J Malone — A lonely widower, bringing up his son alone, isn’t really in the market for romance but finds it all…

Hellfire

Written by Karin Fossum, translated by Kari Dickson — When deep, dark and long-held family secrets finally surface, it can burn through our hearts and minds…

The Fire Child

Written by SK Tremayne — Cornwall, land of rugged coastlines and tasty pasties. Where your most taxing problem might be whether to put the clotted cream…

Domestic noir on Brum Radio…

Brum Radio is an internet radio station set up in Birmingham that hosts its Books Show every Friday at 1pm. Once in a while they focus…

The Optician’s Wife

Written by Betsy Reavley — Every single thing about Deborah Campaign seems to be ordinary. If they notice her at all, people see frizzy hair, a…

Message in a bottle…

“Just a castaway, an island lost at sea (oh)!” The latest piece of book marketing to arrive reminds me of that famous 1979 Police song,…

In Too Deep

Written by Samantha Hayes — There has been a veritable avalanche of domestic noir recently – family-based psychological crime novels – and in such a crowded market, it…

The Primrose Path

Written by Rebecca Griffiths — It’s a well worn plot device, much beloved of those old-fashioned Western movies I recall from my childhood. The stranger…

The Missing

Written by CL Taylor — CL Taylor is becoming an important voice in the growing sub-genre of domestic noir. Last year, The Lie rocked the Amazon…

In Her Wake

Amanda Jennings adds a whole new twist to the missing child plotline in this finely crafted example of domestic noir, set on the rugged Cornish…

In Her Wake

Written by Amanda Jennings — Life and death, every crime novel needs ’em. And it’s a particularly dramatic demise that starts the ball rolling in this…