A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick cover

Best known for his young adult fiction, Marcus Sedgwick’s A Love Like Blood marks his first foray into the adult market, with a novel that carefully treads the border between supernatural and crime. Opening with a flashback to his time as an officer in the Second World War, Charles Jackson witnesses a horror in Paris, descending into a bunker only to see a man apparently drinking the blood of a young woman. Charles is horrified, running away from the scene only to return later and find the body is gone,…

The Heist by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg cover

Working with a criminal might be an FBI agent’s worst nightmare, but that is the premise of this new series by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg which begins with The Heist. At the book’s opening, FBI agent Kate O’Hare is on the trail of master con artist, Nick Fox, whom she has been trailing for several years. He has eluded her many times and it has become her career aim to nail him once and for all. She is reaching the end of her tether, especially as he has infiltrated…

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling cover

THE CASUAL VACANCY by J.K. Rowling PUBLISHER: Little Brown RELEASE DATE: 27th Sept 2012 FORMAT: Hardback, 503 pages GENRE: Thriller, Realist When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first…

Belinda Bauer - Black Lands

BLACKLANDS by Belinda Bauer PUBLISHER: Corgi RELEASE DATE: 2nd Jan 2011 FORMAT: Paperback, 346 pages GENRE: Crime/Thriller Twelve-year-old Steven Lamb digs holes on Exmoor, hoping to find a body. Every day after school, while his classmates swap football stickers, Steven goes digging to lay to rest the ghost of the uncle he never knew, who disappeared aged eleven and is assumed to have fallen victim to the notorious serial killer Arnold Avery. Only Steven’s Nan is not convinced her son is dead. She still waits for him to come home,…

Jilliane Hoffman - Retribution

Retribution by Jilliane Hoffman Putnam Adult (Jan 2004) | Paperback, 448 pages | Crime What would you do if you walked into the courtroom one morning to discover you’re there to prosecute the man who tortured and raped you? Is it okay to keep your connection to the man a secret if it means it’s the only chance there’ll be to put him behind bars? Is it justified to steal evidence in order to keep a mistrial from being declared? Should you continue to prosecute an evil man when you’re not…

Lewis Aleman - Cold Streak

Cold Streak by Lewis Aleman Megalodon Entertainment (Nov 2007) Paperback, 272 pages | Thriller Guest Reviewer: Sheila Lewis Aleman has written a book that by looks, I thought I would breeze through this 268 page book in a few sittings. Once inside the mind of Lewis – I discovered I was wrong and I would be here a while basking in deep intelligent writing and a read that was a wild – frightening ride into the mind of Lewis’s created character, Laura. I don’t read much of this genre. It is a stretch…

Look Again

LOOK AGAIN by Lisa Scottoline PUBLISHER: Macmillan RELEASE DATE: 3rd July 2009 FORMAT: Hardback, pages GENRE: Thriller When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a Have You Seen This Child?’ flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops. The child in the photo looks exactly like her adopted son, Will. All her instincts tell her to deny the similarity between her son and the photo, for she knows his adoption was lawful. But she’s a journalist and can’t stop thinking…




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