Dark Water [review]

[Synopsis] Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. She would lie still and undisturbed for many years but above her on dry land, the nightmare was just beginning. When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she… Continue reading Dark Water [review]


Magpie Murders [review]

Title: Magpie Murders Author: Anthony Horrowitz Publisher: Orion Publishing Group [Synopsis] When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the… Continue reading Magpie Murders [review]

The Perfect Girl [review]

Title: The Perfect Girl Author: Gilly MacMillan Publisher: Little Brown Group (UK) [Synopsis] To everyone who knows her now, Zoe Maisey - child genius, musical sensation - is perfect. Yet several years ago, Zoe caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time. And now she's free. Her story begins with her giving the… Continue reading The Perfect Girl [review]

The Empathy Problem [review]

[Synopsis] Driven by money, power and success, Gabriel has worked ruthlessly to get to the very top of the banking game. He's not going to let the inconvenience of a terminal brain tumour get in his way. But the tumour has other ideas. As it grows, it appears to be doing strange things to Gabriel's… Continue reading The Empathy Problem [review]

Taste of Persia [review]

[Synopsis] Though the countries in the Persian culinary region are home to diverse religions, cultures, languages, and politics, they are linked by beguiling food traditions and a love for the fresh and the tart. Color and spark come from ripe red pomegranates, golden saffron threads, and the fresh herbs served at every meal. Grilled kebabs,… Continue reading Taste of Persia [review]

Local Girl Missing [review]

[Synopsis] Twenty years ago 21-year-old Sophie Collier vanishes one night. She leaves nothing behind but a trainer on the old pier - and a hole in the heart of her best friend Francesca. Now A body's been found. And Francesca's drawn back to the seaside town she's tried to forget. Perhaps the truth of what… Continue reading Local Girl Missing [review]

The Last One [review]

[Synopsis] Survival is the name of the game as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself in Alexandra Oliva’s fast-paced novel of suspense. She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that… Continue reading The Last One [review]

The Woman in Cabin 10 [review]

The Girl in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware

[Synopsis] In this tightly wound story, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and… Continue reading The Woman in Cabin 10 [review]

Black Water Lilies [review]

Black Water Lillies by Michel Bussi

[Synopsis] Giverny. During the day, the home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his waterlilies. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village. This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jérôme Morval,… Continue reading Black Water Lilies [review]

Courage Resurrected [review]

Courage Resurrected by Scott Mackey

[Synopsis] Ray Courage’s wife Pam died thirteen years before in a car accident. Or did she? Ray’s world is turned upside down when he receives a series of e-mails from someone claiming to be his dead wife, accusing him of attempting to kill her and vowing revenge. Ray sets out to find the identity of… Continue reading Courage Resurrected [review]