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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

Written 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…
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Missing, Presumed

Written by Susie Steiner — Old-style TV crime dramas have a lot to answer for. At an hour long (minus advert breaks) they had a beginning, middle and all-tied-up-in-a-neat-bow ending. Sadly, life isn’t like that. Some crimes are never solved, with both police and victims stuck…
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The Promise

Written by Alison Bruce — It’s been a bit of a wait for the sixth book in the Gary Goodhew series, so it was with a sigh of contentment that I settled down with the latest adventures of one of my favourite young detectives. I…
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Tell No Tales

Written by Eva Dolan — Dead men tell no tales. CSI’s Gus Grissom would probably take issue with that old adage, but for Peterborough detectives Dushan Zigic and Mel Ferreira it’s quite a problem. Just when they think they’ve got a suspect or witness to…
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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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Long Way Home

Written by Eva Dolan — Yesterday was an important day for crime fiction in the UK. It saw the arrival on bookshelves of Long Way Home, one of the best debut novels you’re ever likely to come across. Eva Dolan’s writing is snappy, confident and…
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