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Village of the Lost Girls

Written by Agustin Martínez, translated by Frank Wynne — This missing persons thriller, with its twists racing through the hairpin bends of the Pyrenees, is a debut novel by one of Spain’s most prolific crime screenwriters, and it shows. Its opening, when schoolgirls Lucia and Ana…
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The Marsh King's Daughter

In The Marsh King’s Daughter, Karen Dionne skilfully blends hard-core survivalism with tense family drama, all wrapped up in the appropriately swampy marshland of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Can you ever leave the past behind, if your father was a notorious child abductor who kept your…
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The Marsh King's Daughter

Written by Karen Dionne — This book has been described as ‘Room meets The Revenant’. That might grab some readers but for me the description, and the topic of child abduction, gave me pause. Who wants to be plunged into the claustrophobia of Room and…
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Six Four

Written by Hideo Yokoyama, translated by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies — The main attraction of a police procedural is the opportunity for readers to watch the characters develop over a series of short, complex novels – Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct novels, for example, or Sjöwall and Wahlöö’s Martin Beck…
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The Shut Eye

Gold Dagger winner Belinda Bauer‘s latest novel sees a return for DCI Marvel, first encountered in her 2011 story Darkside. Marvel is a true misanthrope, and thinks that the police force in which he serves is ‘peopled by short men with degrees and vegetarian lesbians’….
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The Shut Eye

Written by Belinda Bauer – Expectations are always high for a new novel from Belinda Bauer, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for her debut, Blacklands, and the most recent recipient of the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (for Rubbernecker). Yet while…
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Vanished

Written by Elizabeth Heiter — Evelyn Baine is a top profiler with the FBI. Her speciality is human behaviour, but her own personal story informs everything she does. She is of mixed race, and after a childhood where she was rescued from a drunken mother…
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Shallow Waters

Written by Rebecca Bradley — Here at Crime Fiction Lover, we like to discover new authors, whether traditionally or self-published. Rebecca Bradley’s debut novel introduces us to the seedier side of Nottingham and to DI Hannah Robbins, a dedicated, hard-working police officer with a nice…
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