The Lingering

Written by SJI Holliday — Susi Holliday has been making quite a name for herself as a writer of creepy and claustrophobic thrillers. She is the author of the Banktoun trilogy and we reviewed book one,¬†Black Wood, in 2015. One of her short stories, Home…
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The Optician's Wife by Betsy Reavley

Every single thing about Deborah Campaign seems to be ordinary. If they notice her at all, people see frizzy hair, a slightly pear-shaped build, charity shop clothes and an unremarkable checkout girl in Woolworths. At home, in the anonymous terraced house in a quiet Cambridge…
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Long Way Home

It’s all good when one of our writers lays down her critic’s pen and writes her own novel. There can hardly have been a more stunning debut than this, by Eva Dolan. Scene – the teeming but unglamorous East Anglian city of Peterborough, on the…
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