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Guilty by Siobhán MacDonald

In her 2020 psychological thriller, now available in paperback, Irish author Siobhán MacDonald explores the consequences of a tragedy that occurred a decade-and-a-half before the story begins. The perpetrator, Dr Luke Forde, a paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, has tried to put it behind him, but his…
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Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Long Bright River came out in paperback in December 2020, but is receiving renewed attention because of the number of best-of-the-year lists it appears on. Apparently, Barack Obama called it one of his favourites. There are really three main characters in Liz Moore’s novel. The…
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The Cut

Mismatched pairs are a staple of crime fiction, and the protagonists in Chris Brookmyre’s new thriller about the movie business become the unlikeliest of pals. He teams Millie, a 70-year-old former horror film makeup artist, with Jerry, a dreadlocked black college student who loves the…
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The Rose Code

In Kate Quinn’s latest, three young women – a glittering society deb, an all-business super-secretary, and a mousy homebody – become friends when tapped to help in the massive World War II codebreaking effort at Bletchley Park. The excitement and tension of the work are…
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