THOSE WHO RETURN by Kassandra Montag

THOSE WHO RETURN Kassandra Montag (kassandramontag.com) Quercus (quercusbooks.co.uk) £14.99 Buy a copy from your favourite independent bookshop Hatchery House sits in the middle of the wilderness in the Great Plains of Nebraska. At various times in its history a church, an asylum and an orphanage, it’s now a treatment facility for orphaned children with psychiatric […]

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FIRST BORN by Will Dean

FIRST BORN Will Dean Hodder & Stoughton (hodder.co.uk) £14.99 Buy a copy from your favourite independent bookshop Molly Raven lives her life assessing and avoiding risks wherever possible. One half of a pair of identical twins, Molly feels that she is the darker of the two, the twin who ended up with all of the […]

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THE WOLF MILE by C. F. Barrington

THE WOLF MILE Book One of The Pantheon C. F. Barrington (cfbarrington.com) Ad Astra / Head of Zeus (headofzeus.com) £8.99 Buy a copy from your favourite bookshop. Tyler Maitland has been searching for his sister, Morgan, since she disappeared – seemingly into thin air – a year earlier. Lana Cameron has been searching for meaning […]

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A MATTER OF TIME by Claire Askew

A MATTER OF TIME Claire Askew (claireaskew.com) Hodder & Stoughton (hodder.co.uk) £16.99 At 8am, a man opens fire with a shotgun at an agricultural show in Scotland’s Borders region. Either he’s a poor shot, or he has been aiming deliberately to minimise casualties. Then he’s in the wind. By lunchtime he’s holed up in a […]

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THE SOUL STEALER by Graham Masterton

THE SOUL STEALER Graham Masterton (grahammasterton.co.uk) Head of Zeus (headofzeus.com) £18.99 Trinity Fox’s friend, Margo, has had a taste of fame with a bit part in new comedy, Hilarity Jones. But now Margo wants to meet: she is terrified and doesn’t know where to turn. When Trinity arrives at the pub where they’ve agreed to […]

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THE GOODBYE COAST by Joe Ide

THE GOODBYE COAST Joe Ide (joeide.com) Weidenfeld & Nicolson (weidenfeldandnicolson.co.uk) £14.99 Buy a copy from your favourite independent bookshop Once a rom-com queen, Kendra James is now a fading Hollywood star. Her husband has been shot dead and her step-daughter has disappeared, so she turns to a private detective to find her. Enter Philip Marlowe […]

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THE HUNTING GROUND by Will Shindler

THE HUNTING GROUND Will Shindler Hodder & Stoughton (hodder.co.uk) £16.99 Buy a copy from your favourite local bookshop Down on her luck and in need of some money, Sadie Nicholls finds herself playing waitress at a high society dinner attended by the great and good of British business. When the hand of one attendee wanders […]

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THE LONG WEEKEND by Gilly Macmillan

THE LONG WEEKEND Gilly Macmillan (www.gillymacmillan.com) Century (penguin.co.uk/…/century.html) £12.99 They have been friends since childhood and every year they take a long weekend break to unwind and enjoy each others’ company. This year is the first since the death of Rob, so four couples have become three. As the women head to Dark Fell Barn, […]

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