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…

Kill the Next One

Written by Federico Axat, translated by David Frye — If you’re looking for a psychological thriller which is heavy on the psychological and somewhat lighter on the thriller…

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…

The Girl Before

Written by JP Delaney — The classic novel 1984 was published 68 years ago and I wonder what George Orwell would make of today’s society, with CCTV,…

The Bird Tribunal

Having quietly swept many crime fiction top lists for 2016, this title is a personal fave for such authors as Ragnar Jónasson and Sarah Ward.…

The Watcher

The initial premise of this psychological thriller by Ross Armstrong is a post-modern twist on Hitchcock’s 1954 film Rear Window. Lily Gullick is a bird…

The Watcher

Written by Ross Armstrong — Hitchcock looms large over this debut novel. A striking cover evokes The Birds and the initial premise is a post-modern twist…

First look: The Girl Before

Here’s a book that Quercus has high hopes for, and it’s one that’s squarely aimed at anyone who loves a gripping psychological thriller. At the…

NTN: Dark Fragments

Written by Rob Sinclair — You’ll have noticed that one of our New Talent November sponsors is Bloodhound Books, a publisher specialising in tracking down new…

The Bird Tribunal

Written by Agnes Ravatn, translated by Rosie Hedger — Chalk up another win for the growing catalogue of new publisher Orenda Books. Here the company delivers a beguiling…

The Devil’s Work

Written by Mark Edwards — There are some real benefits to working from home. You can take as many coffee breaks as you like and could even…