Tag: crime drama

My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part three

Here are my favourite eight books of the third quarter of 2021. So far this has been a good year for books if for nothing else, so it was a really difficult decision. The Beresford by Will Carver Firstly let me just say one thing – don’t get too attached to the characters, they may not be around long enough. Apart from Mrs May that … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part three

Black Reed Bay by Rod Reynolds

When a young woman makes a distressing middle-of-the-night call to 911, apparently running for her life in a quiet, exclusive beachside neighbourhood, miles from her home, everything suggests a domestic incident. Except no one has seen her since, and something doesn’t sit right with the officers at Hampstead County PD. With multiple suspects and witnesses throwing up startling inconsistencies, and interference from the top … Read More Black Reed Bay by Rod Reynolds

I Have Something To Tell You by Susan Lewis

High-flying lawyer Jessica Wells has it all. A successful career, loving husband Tom and a family she adores. But one case – and one client – will put all that at risk. Edward Blake. An ordinary life turned upside down – or a man who quietly watched television while his wife was murdered upstairs? With more questions than answers and a case too knotted … Read More I Have Something To Tell You by Susan Lewis

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

‘What is wrong with you?’ Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She’s seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes, that doesn’t mean she’s a killer. Bitter experience has taught her how easy it is to get caught in the … Read More A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Buried by Elle Croft

You’re trapped underground with a serial killer. Would you save their life to protect your own? The ArtistNo one knows who The Sculptor is. A successful artist, who’s works sell for millions – each one with a deadly secret at the centre of each piece. The KillerThere’s a serial killer on the loose – dismembering women’s bodies and leaving them washed up along the … Read More Buried by Elle Croft

Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena

In this family, everyone is keeping secrets – even the dead.In the quiet, wealthy enclave of Brecken Hill, an older couple is brutally murdered hours after a tense Easter dinner with their three adult children. Who, of course, are devastated. #NotAHappyFamily @sharilapena @annecater @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their vindictive father and … Read More Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena

Girls Who Lie by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir translated by Victoria Cribb

At once a startling, tense psychological thriller, and a sophisticated and twisty police procedural from a rising star in Icelandic literature.When single mother Maríanna disappears from her home, leaving an apologetic note on the kitchen table, it is assumed that she’s taken her own life – until her body is found on the Grábrók lava fields seven months later, clearly the victim of murder. … Read More Girls Who Lie by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir translated by Victoria Cribb

All Her Fault by Andrea Mara

One missing boy. Marissa Irvine arrives at 14 Tudor Grove, expecting to pick up her young son Milo from his first playdate with a boy at his new school. But the woman who answers the door isn’t a mother she recognises. She isn’t the nanny. She doesn’t have Milo. And so begins every parent’s worst nightmare. Four guilty women. As news of the disappearance … Read More All Her Fault by Andrea Mara

Dead Man’s Grave by Neil Lancaster

This grave can never be opened.The head of Scotland’s most powerful crime family is brutally murdered, his body dumped inside an ancient grave in a remote cemetery. This murder can never be forgotten.Detectives Max Craigie and Janie Calder arrive at the scene, a small town where everyone has secrets to hide. They soon realise this murder is part of a blood feud between two … Read More Dead Man’s Grave by Neil Lancaster

The Matchmaker by Helene Fermont

Perfect Lives Don’t Come Cheap. Marcia Bailey has it all: a passionate marriage to a rich and handsome man who is utterly devoted to her; fame and success as London’s premier matchmaker; a beautiful home in a posh neighbourhood, and fabulous holidays in exotic places. But her perfect life turns into a nightmare overnight when a mysterious caller suddenly threatens to reveal secrets from … Read More The Matchmaker by Helene Fermont

The Rule by David Jackson

When you break THE RULE, bad things happen. Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants fish and chips, a chocolate caterpillar cake, and six comics starring his favourite superhero. Daniel will be twenty-three next week. And he has no idea that he’s about to kill a stranger. #TheRule @Author_Dave   @ViperBooks Daniel’s parents know that their beloved and vulnerable son will be taken away. … Read More The Rule by David Jackson

The Beach House by Beverley Jones

The perfect place to hide. Or so she thought . . . When Grace Jensen returns to her home in Lookout Beach one day, she finds a body in a pool of blood and a menacing gift left for her. #TheBeachHouse @bevjoneswriting @TheCrimeVault @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours The community of Lookout Beach is shocked by such a brutal intrusion in their close-knit neighbourhood – particularly to a … Read More The Beach House by Beverley Jones