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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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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THE NEWCOMER by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

THE NEWCOMER Laura Elizabeth Woollett (lauraelizabethwoollett.com) Scribe (scribepublications.co.uk) £9.99 Paulina Novak is a “mainie”, a transplant from mainland Australia, trying to make a new life on small, idyllic Fairfolk Island. When Judy – Paulina’s mother – visits the island to celebrate her daughter’s 30th birthday, Paulina disappears. Judy isn’t particularly surprised, as their relationship has […]

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THE DARK by Emma Haughton

THE DARK Emma Haughton (emmahaughton.com) Hodder & Stoughton (hodder.co.uk) £12.99 Buy now from your favourite independent bookshop Doctor Kate North is a last minute addition to the crew of the United Nations Antarctica station following the untimely death of their original medic. It’s a last-ditch attempt to get her life back on track following a […]

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THE BRAMBLE AND THE ROSE by Tom Bouman

THE BRAMBLE AND THE ROSE Tom Bouman (www.tomboumanbooks.com) Faber & Faber (www.faber.co.uk) £8.99 When a headless body, half-eaten by bears, is found in the woods outside the small town of Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, local policeman Henry Farrell finds himself partnered with biologist and bear expert Dr Mary Weaver, hunting the bear before its new-found taste […]

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THE BURNING MEN by Will Shindler

THE BURNING MEN Will Shindler Hodder & Stoughon (hodder.co.uk) £16.99 When an ex-fireman is doused in accelerant and set alight at his wedding, Detective Inspector Alex Finn finds himself leading the investigation despite the fact that he shouldn’t even be working. The deceased paid for the lavish party out of his own pocket, and when […]

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