CLOSE TO HOME by Cara Hunter

CLOSE TO HOME Cara Hunter Penguin (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99 Eight-year-old Daisy Mason goes missing from her Oxford home during a party to celebrate the end of the school year. When DI Adam Fawley arrives on the scene he finds parents who seem to be more worried about how they’ll be seen by their neighbours than by […]

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DARK PINES by Will Dean

DARK PINES Will Dean Point Blank (oneworld-publications.com) £12.99 Tuva Moodyson is a deaf reporter who has given up life in London to move back to Sweden to be close to her mother, who is receiving palliative care in hospice. Living in the small northern town of Gavrik, Tuva is the only full-time reporter at the […]

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An Interview with LUCA D’ANDREA

Name: Luca D’Andrea Author of: THE MOUNTAIN (2017) Luca D’Andrea’s debut novel, The Mountain, is now available. To celebrate, I have invited Luca along to chat about the book. I’d like to thank the lovely folks at MacLehose Press/Quercus for arranging this, and for their wonderful translation skills! Thank you, Luca, for taking the time […]

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A LEGACY OF SPIES by John LeCarré

A LEGACY OF SPIES John LeCarré (www.johnlecarre.com) Penguin Viking (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £20.00 Living out his retirement on the family farm in Brittany, Peter Guillam is surprised when he receives a summons from his old employer, Britain’s Secret Service, better known as the Circus. An old case – the case that drove Guillam’s boss, George Smiley, into […]

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An Interview with DAVID LAGERCRANTZ

Name: DAVID LAGERCRANTZ Author of: FALL OF MAN IN WILMSLOW (2015)             THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB (2015) Today sees the release of The Girl Who Took an Eye for an Eye, the fifth volume of Stieg Larsson’s popular Milliennium series, and the second penned by Swedish journalist and best-selling author, David Lagercrantz. I […]

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SCORN by Paul Hoffman

SCORN Paul Hoffman (www.redopera.co.uk) Red Opera () £18.99 Aaron Gall is a scientist whose childhood is overshadowed by a series of Catholic schools where he suffered physical and mental abuse, as well as countless perceived slights, at the hands of a succession of priests and nuns who were seemingly untouchable and infallible. When an accident […]

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INFLUENCES: What Made Me Write WHERE IN THE DARK by KAREN MILLIE-JAMES

KAREN MILLIE-JAMES Author of: THE SHADOWS BEHIND HER SMILE  (2016) WHERE IN THE DARK (2017) On the web: www.karenmilliejames.com On Twitter: @KMillieJames My new novel Where In The Dark tackles some difficult subjects, from the search for justice of Holocaust survivors to the dark secrets of gold stolen by the Nazis and hidden in banks throughout the […]

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THE HOUSE by Simon Lelic

THE HOUSE Simon Lelic (www.simonlelic.com) Penguin Books (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99 Jack and Syd have found the perfect house; well, as far as Syd is concerned anyway. Jack isn’t so sure, but he isn’t too worried: with the amount of interest in this place, it won’t be long before he and Syd have been outbid. But the […]

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GUEST POST: Who is Elyse Martingale? by MATTHEW BLAKSTAD

Name: MATTHEW BLAKSTAD Author of: SOCKPUPPET (2016) LUCKY GHOST (2017) On the web: www.matthewblakstad.com On Twitter: @mattblak Ah, yes: Professor Elyse Martingale. Doyenne of Britain’s post-war computing revolution. Political radical and scourge of the state. Inspiration to a new generation of 21st century hacktivists. Surely you know all about Elyse Martingale? What’s that? You’ve never heard of […]

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