THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR by Joël Dicker

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR Joël Dicker (joeldicker.com) Translated by Sam Taylor Maclehose Press (maclehosepress.com) £20.00 Late in the summer of 1975, Nola Kellergan disappeared from the small seaside town of Somerset, New Hampshire. Almost thirty-three years later, her body is found buried on Harry Quebert’s land, along with the original manuscript of […]

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IRÈNE by Pierre Lemaitre

IRÈNE Pierre Lemaitre (www.pierrelemaitre.com) Translated by Frank Wynne (www.terribleman.com) MacLehose Press (maclehosepress.com) £16.99 Released: 13th March 2014 Commandant Camille Verhœven’s team are called to the scene of a grisly murder in a well-appointed apartment set in the middle of a largely deserted industrial estate. Two women have, quite literally, been torn apart and the only […]

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THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE by Benjamin Black

THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE Benjamin Black (www.benjaminblackbooks.com) Mantle (www.panmacmillan.com) £16.99 It seems like a straightforward case: Nico Peterson, the boyfriend of Philip Marlowe’s married client, has disappeared. It’s a scenario Marlowe has investigated often and it usually means the boyfriend has wanted to end the affair and decided disappearing might be an easier option than going […]

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SAVE YOURSELF by Kelly Braffet

SAVE YOURSELF Kelly Braffet (www.kellybraffet.com) Corvus (atlantic-books.co.uk) £12.99 When Patrick Cusimano’s father kills a child while driving drunk, Patrick calls the police. The "right thing", morally, isn’t necessarily the right thing for the Cusimano family, and Patrick’s older brother Mike resents him for it. Layla and Verna Elshere are the daughters of a preacher; Layla […]

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PLAN D by Simon Urban

PLAN D Simon Urban (www.simonurban.de/) Translated by Katy Derbyshire Harvill Secker (www.vintage-books.co.uk/about-us/harvill-secker/) £14.99 October, 2011. Much of the gas used by Western Europe comes from Russia, via a pipeline network that runs through the middle of the German Democratic Republic. Weeks before the leaders of the two Germanys are due to come together to discuss […]

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An Interview with SETH PATRICK

Name: SETH PATRICK Author of: REVIVER (2013) On the web: sethpatrickauthor.blogspot.co.uk On Twitter: @SethPatrickUK A native Northern Irishman living in England, Seth Patrick is an Oxford mathematics graduate who now works as a programmer in a games company. His first novel, Reviver, was recently published by Macmillan. Thank you, Seth, for taking the time to […]

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THE SILENT WIFE by A.S.A. Harrison

THE SILENT WIFE A.S.A. Harrison (asaharrison.com) Headline (www.headline.co.uk) £12.99 Jodi and Todd have been together for over 20 years. Todd, a self-made man, is prone to dalliance while Jodi, a part-time psychologist, has always been happy to turn a blind eye in order to maintain the status quo. This time, things are different. This time […]

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REVIVER by Seth Patrick

REVIVER Seth Patrick (sethpatrickauthor.blogspot.co.uk) Macmillan (www.panmacmillan.com) £12.99 "Sometimes Jonah Miller hated talking to the dead." Jonah Miller is a reviver. As part of the Forensic Revival Service, his job is to bring the recent dead back to life – briefly – to obtain a witness statement from them concerning the circumstances of their death. When […]

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