Stuart MacBride: The Blood Road
Published by Harper Collins 24th January 2019
Some things just won’t stay buried…
Logan McRae’s personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he’s policing his fellow officers.
When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the driver’s seat of a crashed car it’s a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago, they buried him. Or they thought they did.
As an investigation is launched into Bell’s stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what’s so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead?
But the deeper Logan digs, the more bones he uncovers – and there are people out there who’ll kill to keep those skeletons buried. If Logan can’t stop them, DI Bell won’t be the only one to die…
The best crime fiction book of 2018 is not out in paperback.
A J Finn: The Woman in the Window
Published by Harper Collins 27th December 2018
It’s been ten months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.
Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.
But one evening, a scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something horrifying. Now she must uncover the truth about what really happened. But if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?
Last year’s blockbuster thriller is also now out in paperback.
Lucy Foley: The Hunting Party
Published by HarperFiction 24th January 2019
EVERYONE’S A SUSPECT.
Bristling with tension, bitter rivalries, and toxic friendships, get ready for the most hotly-anticipated thriller of 2019.
In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year.
The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
Not an accident – a murder among friends.
Be prepared for the author skipping backwards and forwards in time and using different characters to move the story along… A terrific read.
Cristina Alger: The Banker’s Wife
Published by Mulholland Books 10th January 2019
Annabel’s husband Matthew has just died in a plane crash. But was it really an accident or is there more to the story?
Marina’s boss has asked for her help on one last investigation – an exposé of a huge banking scandal. Shortly after, he is found murdered in his home.
Two women who have lost so much.
Two women with so much more to lose.
Two women who will stop at nothing to find out the truth.
Will keep you thinking long after you put the book down to get on with your everyday life.
J P Carter: In Safe Hands
Published by Avon 24th January 2019
How far would you go to save the ones you love? The first book in a stunning new crime series featuring DCI Anna Tate.
When nine children are snatched from a nursery school in South London, their distressed parents have no idea if they will ever see them again. The community in the surrounding area in shock. How could this happen right under their noses? No one in the quiet suburban street saw anything – or at least that’s what they’re saying.
But DCI Anna Tate knows that nothing is impossible, and she also knows that time is quickly running out. It’s unclear if the kidnappers are desperate for money or set on revenge, but the ransom is going up by £1million daily. And they know that one little boy in particular is fighting for his life.
It’s one of the most disturbing cases DCI Anna Tate has ever worked on – not only because nine children are being held hostage, but because she’s pretty sure that someone close to them is lying…
This chilling story about the abduction of nine children from a nursery school will give you plenty to think about as the author delves into the characters and backgrounds of the people involved. Complex plot, beautifully written.