THE LONG WEEKEND by Gilly Macmillan

THE LONG WEEKEND Gilly Macmillan ( Century (…/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 DARK by Emma Haughton

THE DARK Emma Haughton ( Hodder & Stoughton ( £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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GUEST POST: Thriller vs Horror by TIM LEBBON

Name: TIM LEBBON (writing as T.J. Lebbon) Author of: WHITE (1999)                  BERSERK (2006)                  30 DAYS OF NIGHT (2007)                  COLDBROOK (2012)                  THE HUNT (2015) On the web: On Twitter: @timlebbon Tim Lebbon, best known for his horror novels, is releasing his first thriller (under the name T.J. Lebbon) on 16th July. […]

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COMPETITION: Win a Copy of Jonathan Freedland’s THE 3RD WOMAN

THE THIRD WOMAN Jonathan Freedland ( HarperCollins ( £12.99 To celebrate the release on July 2nd of Jonathan Freedland’s exciting new thriller, The 3rd Woman, which I will be reviewing here soon, those lovely folks at HarperCollins Publishers have given us three copies of the novel to give away. It couldn’t be simpler to be […]

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THE INQUISITOR by Mark Allen Smith

THE INQUISITOR Mark Allen Smith ( Simon & Schuster ( £12.99 Geiger is a man without a past; his life started with his arrival, several years before, in New York. Before that, a black hole. After chance leads him to the local Mafia boss, he decides to go into Information Retrieval – torturing subjects to […]

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REAMDE by Neal Stephenson

REAMDE Neal Stephenson ( Atlantic Books ( £18.99 I first became acquainted with the work of Neal Stephenson when, in 1999, I discovered his massive novel, Cryptonomicon, in the “New Books” section of my local Waterstone’s. The blurb appealed to the nerd in me, and my internal masochist fancied the challenge of reading such a […]

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SNAPSHOT by Craig Robertson

SNAPSHOT Craig Robertson Simon & Schuster ( £12.99 Glasgow, present day, and someone – a man with a high-powered rifle and a scope to match – is taking out the rulers of the city’s underbelly: drug dealers, murderers, extortionists. As the body count grows and war breaks out amongst the various underground factions, the Strathclyde […]

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KILLER MOVE by Michael Marshall

KILLER MOVE Michael Marshall ( Orion ( £12.99 Michael Marshall is something of a cult writer. His first three novels, as well as the vast majority of his short stories, were published under the name Michael Marshall Smith and were mainly classified as science fiction (the novels) and horror (the stories). In 2002 he dropped […]

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