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On the Radar: Beyond Fear, and more

Isolation is a major theme in current affairs at the moment and it’s also a theme in two or three of this week’s new books. We lead off with Jaye Ford’s psychological thriller Beyond Fear, which takes us away to into the Australian countryside. But…
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Crime fiction miracles

On the Radar — It really is a miracle how popular crime fiction has been this century, and we’ve got a barrel full of amazement for you this week including new novels by Michael J Malone, David Baldacci, Danuta Kot and more. Let us know…
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Redemption

Written by David Baldacci — He’s sold over 130 million books, yet to date David Baldacci has been off this reviewer’s radar. Time to change that, but is it wise to start the acquaintance by jumping in at book five of an established series? Thankfully,…
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Holidays from hell

On the Radar — Are you ready for Easter? Be on your guard because bad things can happen during the holidays and in Chris Brookmyre’s latest novel there are echoes of the Madeline McCann case, that real-life holiday tragedy in Portugal. This week’s new crime…
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A new beginning for David Baldacci

On the Radar — The American author David Baldacci is starting a new series. The author has already written five series with protagonists ranging from secret agents through to ex pro football players. Now he’s created a profiler, and perhaps this signals a new direction…
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Bad memories, good books

On the Radar — This week our new books column brings you the latest in David Baldacci’s Amos Decker series, a non-fiction survey of the best historical crime fiction by expert Barry Forshaw, plus a trip to Italy. We’ve also got a good selection of…
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The Fix

Written by David Baldacci — The third novel in the series begins with Amos Decker on his way to work one morning at the FBI in Washington, DC. Right outside, he witnesses a murder. Walter Dabney, a contractor with the FBI, shoots school teacher Anne Berkshire in the back of…
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The Thirst finally sated

On the Radar — Let’s not beat around the bush, here. The Thirst by Jo Nesbo could just be the biggest Scandinavian novel of the year, or even the biggest novel of the year full-stop. It sees the return of Harry Hole after a three year…
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