INHUMAN RESOURCES by Pierre Lemaitre

INHUMAN RESOURCES Pierre Lemaitre Translated by Sam Gordon MacLehose Press (www.maclehosepress.com) £16.99 At the age of fifty-seven, HR manager Alain Delambre finds himself more on less on life’s scrapheap: made redundant four years previously, Alain has struggled to find suitable work in an extremely competitive market, taking whatever work comes his way so that he […]

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IN THE DARK by Cara Hunter

IN THE DARK Cara Hunter Viking (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99 A crumbling wall leads to a gruesome discovery for a home renovator when he discovers that a young woman and a toddler are trapped in a dark room in the basement of the house next door. The old man who lives in the house, despite his belligerence […]

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STICKS AND STONES by Jo Jakeman

STICKS AND STONES Jo Jakeman (www.jojakeman.com) Harvill Secker (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £12.99 Imogen Rochester is adapting to life as a single parent. Her ex-husband, Phillip, is not a nice man and Imogen is just glad that he’s no longer in the house with her and their young son, Alastair. Phillip, living in an ultra-modern barn conversion with […]

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THE DEATH OF MRS WESTAWAY by Ruth Ware

THE DEATH OF MRS WESTAWAY Ruth Ware (www.ruthware.com) Harvill Secker (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £12.99 Harriet “Hal” Westaway earns her living by telling peoples’ fortunes in a small booth on Brighton’s West Pier. It’s a business she has inherited from her mother, who died just before Hal turned eighteen. Now twenty-one, Hal is struggling to pay the lease […]

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EXTRACT: THE HAND OF AN ANGEL by Mark Brownless

THE HAND OF AN ANGEL Mark Brownless (www.markbrownless.com) £1.99 Prologue 2013 Eighth International Congress of Clinical Psychology, Granada, Spain The printed A3 sheet clipped to a folding stand outside the lecture theatre announced the afternoon sessions. Shortlist lecture series: Elspeth Dickson Award for New Research Areas A list of research papers and their presenting authors […]

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MINE by Susi Fox

MINE Susi Fox Penguin (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99 Sasha Moloney awakens from a general anaesthetic to discover that she has delivered a baby boy – not the girl she was convinced she was having – by caesarean section almost a month early. It takes a single glance at the child in the nursery to convince Sasha that […]

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An Interview with EVA DOLAN

Name: Eva Dolan Author of: LONG WAY HOME (2014)                     TELL NO TALES (2015)                     AFTER YOU DIE (2016)                     WATCH HER DISAPPEAR (2017)                     THIS IS HOW IT ENDS (2018) On Twitter: @eva_dolan Eva Dolan was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger for unpublished authors when only a teenager. The four novels in her Zigic […]

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THIS IS HOW IT ENDS by Eva Dolan

THIS IS HOW IT ENDS Eva Dolan Raven Books (www.bloomsbury.com) £12.99 During a party to celebrate the achievement of a major milestone in her anti-gentrification campaign, Ella Riordan finds herself in an apartment with a dead man. She calls on the only person she knows who might be able to help her: seasoned campaigner and […]

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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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