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On the Radar: Crystal skulls are Ace

Pirate treasure in the Caribbean. It’s generally agreed in literature and filmmaking that this kind of booty is definitely worth killing for and that’s what seems to happen in our lead novel this week – a light and distracting new cosy from Cathy Ace. We’ve…
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Pieces of Her

An engaging standalone from Karin Slaughter, who has gained quite a reputation for her tricksy psychological thrillers. A mother and daughter are having a low-key birthday meal in a diner when a gunman appears and starts shooting. Daughter Andy cowers in a corner, while her…
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Pieces of Her

Written by Karin Slaughter — Do you remember much about your 31st birthday? No? Me neither, but Andrea ‘Andy’ Oliver’s 31st is about to stick in her memory forever. Andy is a pretty ordinary woman. She tries, but usually she fails. In fact her life is littered…
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The Good Daughter

Written by Karin Slaughter — She may be best known for her Will Trent and Grant County series, but Karin Slaughter can turn her hand to a mean stand alone. Take Coptown as an example – one of our reading highlights of 2014, set in the…
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The Kept Woman

Written by Karin Slaughter — Keeping tabs on the myriad plot strands in a Karin Slaughter novel is like knitting with jelly, and number eight in the American author’s Will Trent series is a particularly slippery customer. Will hasn’t been around since 2013 and Unseen –…
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Do you fly Underground Airlines?

On the Radar — It’s a truly inspiring week for new releases, with a new novel from Ben H Winters, another from Karin Slaughter, and for lovers of Tartan noir we’ve got the new Malcolm Mackay book as well. Plus, there’s also a treat for anyone…
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