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Cold as Hell by Lilja Sigardardóttir

Translated by Quentin Bates — Multi-award winning Icelandic author and playwright Lilja Sigardardóttir really grabbed our attention with her Reykjavik Noir trilogy. Snare, Trap and Cage are perfectly encapsulated noir stories about ordinary people caught up in the underbelly of Icelandic society. Yet when you…
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And So It Begins

Written by Rachel Abbott — She’s best known for her hugely popular self-published series featuring DCI Tom Douglas, now Rachel Abbott has her first traditional publishing deal and has released a standalone story to launch her Wildfire career. Abbott fans have already been converted by…
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Sticks and Stones

Written by Jo Jakeman — Phillip Rochester was a man who had everything – an ex-wife who acted more like his mother, a wife he was separated from, and his new young lover. When this debut novel opens, these three women are together at Rochester’s…
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Sunburn

Written by Laura Lippman — As well as her Tess Monaghan series of detective books, Baltimore-based crime author Laura Lippman also writes incredible standalone crime novels that conjure up very real characters and very human situations in an effortless and composed manner. What the Dead…
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Into the Water

Written by Paula Hawkins — After the runaway success of Paula Hawkins’ debut domestic thriller, The Girl on the Train, we suspect the author was worried about derailing with her second. Who wouldn’t? Expectations are crazily high after TGOTT’s 18 million-plus sales and Hollywood film…
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Ice Cold Alice

Written by CP Wilson — Alice Connolly leads a double life. Her public persona is the author of a highly successful fantasy series of vampire novels. In private she is Tequila, a serial killer who targets wife beaters. So far, Tequila has killed 16 men. Ice…
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Behind Her Eyes

Written by Sarah Pinborough — When a review book arrives with a snazzy silk eye mask, you can infer you’re in for some sleepless nights while reading it. I can’t say I missed any of my beauty sleep while in the midst of this tale…
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A Suitable Lie

Written by Michael J Malone — A lonely widower, bringing up his son alone, isn’t really in the market for romance but finds it all the same – surely the stuff of Victorian potboilers and Barbara Cartland? Early signs are good as Andy Boyd finally…
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