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Bellevue Square

Written by Michael Redhill — As you eagerly turn the pages of this fascinating brainteaser of a novel by Michael Redhill you may find yourself suspecting that the first person narrator is not just allowing herself to slip into delusion and mental illness… she’s already…
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Whistle in the Dark

Written by Emma Healey — The second novel, much like a musician’s second album, can prove a troublesome beast. Especially if, like Emma Healey, your debut created such a stir. Elizabeth is Missing received a five-star review on this site and was chosen as a…
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The Good Son

Written by You-Jeong Jeong, translated by Chi-Young Kim — South Korean fiction is something of a sleeping giant, both within and outside the crime genre, but it’s a giant that is slowly awakening with a number of compelling reads coming out of the southern half…
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The Woman in the Window

Written by AJ Finn — This immersive psychological thriller by newcomer AJ Finn has already been published in 36 languages and is in development for a movie treatment. It’s easy to see why. From the first pages, you’re pulled into the claustrophobic world of Anna Fox,…
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House of Spines

In House of Spines Michael Malone treats his readers to a spooky and at times disturbing psychological thriller. Ran McGhie, inherits a sprawling mansion and all its contents along with a monthly payment sufficient to cover his costs from a man called Fitzpatrick – someone…
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NTN: The Binding Song

Written by Elodie Harper — Elodie Harper is a TV journalist and crime fiction author whose story Wild Swimming won The Guardian’s 2016 short story competition, which was judged by Stephen King. You can read it here. Earlier this year she produced her debut novel, a…
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The Silent Companions

Written by Laura Purcell — Just in time for Halloween comes The Silent Companions, a Gothic ghost story or mild horror tale that attempts to follow in the wake of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill. Told in three timelines, we first meet Elsie Bainbridge in 1866…
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House of Spines

Written by Michael J Malone — Ran McGhie is six and three quarter years old. He wakes in the middle of the night to find his mother dancing in the garden. Although Ran knows his father will not be pleased he can’t help but go outside…
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