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In Her Wake

Amanda Jennings adds a whole new twist to the missing child plotline in this finely crafted example of domestic noir, set on the rugged Cornish coast. Bella Campbell is sent reeling when her mother dies, closely followed by her father’s suicide – but the emotional…
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DeathBecomesHer: Top five books of 2015

This year, I’ve been lucky enough to review a fair few top-class books for Crime Fiction Lover. What joy! The smile of satisfaction fades when you survey the packed bookshelf and begin to ponder on the five stand-outs. Five is the limit, so I’m just going to…
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NTN: The five best debuts of 2015

New Talent November has had its highlights for sure. We met the women authors to watch for in 2016, and some of America’s hottest new crime writers. We interviewed some Brits and some Swedes and a French fellow, who will all do extremely well. And we…
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I Let You Go

This excellent debut is not the work of a novice writer, but of an experienced and established journalist. A clever combination of police procedural and psychologocal thriller, it begins with a scene that will chill every parent’s soul to its core. One momentary lapse of…
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I Let You Go

Written by Clare Mackintosh — I Let You Go might be Clare Mackintosh‘s crime debut, but as a journalist she is an established writer. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Sainsbury’s Magazine, Good Housekeeping and WI Life. If you’re into suburban or kitchen sink noir, this…
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Investigating the death of Alan Turing

On the Radar — Our selection this week leads with a dramatic fictional account of the death of the celebrated mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing. Elsewhere, we have books where women are both victims and perps, there are drug couriers in supercharged cars, a crack KGB man…
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