Those People

Written by Louise Candlish — With her penchant for writing books about the perils of owning a property, London-based author Louise Candlish is rapidly turning…

The String Games

Written by Gail Aldwin — This debut is a book that welcomes you in from the start. It has an easygoing, colloquial style that leaves…

The Neighbour

Written by Fiona Cummins — Anyone remember Brookside? It was a Channel 4 soap opera, set in Liverpool, which was very popular during the 1980s,…

Envy

Written by Amanda Robson — Domestic noir gets another fraught outing in Amanda Robson’s new tale of destructive obsession set in London. Upwardly mobile young…

Kin

Written by Snorri Kristjansson — So, what sort of crime fiction do you like? Nordic noir? Domestic noir? Historical? One of the good things about…

Day of the Accident

Written by Nuala Ellwood — You may have been looking forward to picking up this second book by Nuala Ellwood, following her debut thriller, My Sister’s Bones.…

The Shape of Lies

Written by Rachel Abbott — We’re reached number eight in Rachel Abbott’s much loved series featuring DCI Tom Douglas and our hero has domestic issues…

Her Pretty Face

Written by Robyn Harding — Frances Metcalfe is at an all time low. She’s overweight and unhappy, and when her son Marcus, who has ADHD,…

The Lost Man

This gives Jane Harper’s debut The Dry a run for its money in my book­ as the location returns to the Australian Outback after a trip to the…

The Golden Child

Written by Wendy James — There are some pretty nasty characters out in the world. Hit and run drivers, hostage takers, robbers, serial killers, pre-teenage…

The Lost Man

Written by Jane Harper ­– It was only last year that Val McDermid highlighted Jane Harper’s debut The Dry during her New Blood session at…

Little Liar

Written by Lisa Ballantyne — Here’s an author who has already made waves with her work. Lisa Ballantyne’s debut The Guilty One was nominated for…

No Place Like Home

Written by Rebecca Muddiman — Some people are born lucky, others drag their bad fortune behind them like Jacob Marley’s chains. Polly Cooke definitely falls into…

A Noise Downstairs

Written by Linwood Barclay — This could be called The Case of the Haunted Typewriter, because an old-fashioned typewriter is one of the eeriest images…