THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King

THE INSTITUTE Stephen King (stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (hodder.co.uk) £20 Luke Ellis is twelve years old when he is abducted from his bed while his parents are murdered in theirs. When he awakes, he finds himself in a room that is almost exactly like his bedroom at home, but it doesn’t take Luke long to […]

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THE SPIDER DANCE by Nick Setchfield

THE SPIDER DANCE Nick Setchfield (www.nicksetchfield.com) Titan Books (titanbooks.com) £7.99 Christopher Winter, no longer working for British Intelligence, finds himself recruited by London’s gangland. But you’re never really “out” of the security services, as Winter discovers when he is summoned by his old boss. Tasked with getting Alessandra Moltini out of Budapest, Winter quickly realises […]

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THE TAKING OF ANNIE THORNE by C.J. Tudor

  THE TAKING OF ANNIE THORNE C.J. Tudor (CJTudorOfficial) Michael Joseph (www.penguin.co.uk) £12.99 After almost thirty years, Joseph Thorne returns to the Nottinghamshire town of Arnhill to take up a teaching position at the local academy. There’s more than the promise of employment that brings Joe back home: when he was a teenager, his eight-year-old […]

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STRANGE INK by Gary Kemble

STRANGE INK Gary Kemble (garykemble.com) Titan Books (titanbooks.com) £7.99 Harry Hendrick has been working the same dead-end job for twenty years, recycling the same handful of stories over and over again for the local weekly newspaper. One morning Harry wakes up with a bad hangover and a strange tattoo on the back of his neck. […]

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THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King

THE OUTSIDER Stephen King (stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £20.00 When Frank Peterson’s young body is found, abused and mutilated, all of the eye-witnesses agree that the last time they saw him alive, he was with Terry Maitland, coach of Flint City, Oklahoma’s Little League team and all-round upstanding citizen. Forensic evidence also points to […]

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THE HUNGER by Alma Katsu

THE HUNGER Alma Katsu (www.almakatsubooks.com) Bantam Press (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £12.99 In Spring 1846, George Donner packs up his family and his belongings, points his wagons westward, and heads for a new life in California. After joining up with another party, Donner makes a decision that not everyone will live to regret. As tensions build amongst the […]

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COMPETITION: WIN 1 of 5 copies of THE SILENCED by Stephen Lloyd Jones

THE SILENCED Stephen Llloyd Jones (www.stephenlloydjones.com) Headline (www.headline.co.uk) £7.99 To celebrate the launch of Stephen Lloyd Jones’ latest novel, The Silenced, those lovely people at Headline have given us 5 copies of the book to give away. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post before midnight on Sunday 22nd April 2018. Unfortunately, this […]

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In Conversation with JOE HILL

Name: Joe Hill Author of: HEART-SHAPED BOX (2007)                     HORNS (2010)                     NOS4R2 (2013)                     THE FIREMAN (2016)                     STRANGE WEATHER (2017) On the web: http://www.joehillfiction.com On Twitter: @joe_hill Something a little bit different today on Reader Dad. On 10th November 2017, Joe Hill visited Belfast as the final stop on his Strange Weather tour. […]

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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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