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Are You Watching Me

Written by Sinéad Crowley — Liz Cafferkey works at Tír na nÓg in Dublin. In Gaelic it means The Land of The Young, a place in pre-Christian Irish myth. That’s ironic because in reality Tír na nÓg is a shabby drop-in centre for elderly men. They serve cups…
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Those We Left Behind

Written by Stuart Neville — When the police burst their way into the neat Belfast suburban house, after an alarm call from neighbours, they walk straight into a scene from hell. Two children, brothers, clutch each other on the bed, while on the floor is…
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The Slaughterman

Written by Tony Parsons — London copper Max Wolfe first appeared last year in The Murder Bag. Now he returns to track a sadistic killer who has butchered four members of a wealthy family, and kidnapped their youngest child. The family thought themselves secure in their upmarket…
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Time of Death

Written by Mark Billingham — Crime fiction’s grumpiest copper is back. DI Tom Thorne has recovered from his ordeal on the remote island of Bardsey (read our review of The Bones Beneath) and is enjoying some long overdue family time. With his partner, fellow officer…
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Cemetery Girl

Written by David Bell — Tom Stuart is a professor of English in an un-named town in America. He and his wife Abby sit amid the ruins of their slowly crumbling marriage, a disintegration brought about almost entirely by the abduction of their 12-year-old daughter….
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A Journal of Sin

Written by Darryl Donaghue — After a major storm devastates the country, the village of Sunbury finds itself cut off by floodwater and fallen trees. There is no electricity, and no mobile phone masts have survived. As the villagers come out and try to pick up the…
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The Soul of Discretion

Written by Susan Hill — In the quiet cathedral city of Lafferton there are cries in the night. Children’s cries. Odd incidents come to light, and before too long the authorities realise that they have the nightmare of child abuse going on around them. Eventually…
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A Song for the Dying

Written by Stuart MacBride — Ash Henderson has all the street smarts required to successfully survive a spell in one of Her Majesty’s harder prisons. He is tough, intelligent, trusts no-one, and has a flair for extreme violence. This admirable CV has just one blemish,…
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