NO WAY OUT by Cara Hunter

NO WAY OUT Cara Hunter Penguin Books (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99 A house fire in an upmarket area of North Oxford leads to the gruesome discovery of two dead children. There is no sign of their mother, and their father – who was in London at a conference – isn’t answering his phone, or responding to any […]

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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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HYDRA by Matt Wesolowski

HYDRA Matt Wesolowski Orenda Books (orendabooks.co.uk) £8.99 On a late November night in 2014, a young woman bludgeons her family to death with a hammer. While she never denied the killings, her talk of letting black-eyed children into the house as a precursor to the massacre means that Arla Macleod was sentenced to a medium-security […]

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ALL THE GOOD THINGS by Clare Fisher

  ALL THE GOOD THINGS Clare Fisher (clarefisherwriter.com)Viking (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £12.99 Beth is 21 and in prison, her life ruined by a bad thing that she feels there is no atonement for. Her counsellor, Erika, gives Beth a notebook and asks her to write down all the good things in her life. “But what if…I can’t […]

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THE BONE TREE by Greg Iles

THE BONE TREE Greg Iles (www.gregiles.com) Harper (www.harpercollins.co.uk) £8.99 With the investigation into the death of Viola Turner still very much unsolved, Penn Cage finds that his father, Dr Tom Cage, may have been involved in more than some Ku Klux Klan killings. An FBI cold case team, of which agent John Kaiser is a […]

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