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The Other Wife

Written by Michael Robotham — Joe O’Loughlin’s journey began in 2004 when Michael Robotham released his debut novel The Suspect and introduced the clinical psychologist. The Other Wife is the ninth to feature Joe and, as Robotham hints in the acknowledgements, it may well be…
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Death Notice

Written by Zhou Haohui, translated by Zac Haluza — A modern action and psychological thriller by a Chinese writer based in China with political themes? Is that even possible? The answer is yes, if this book by Zhou Haohui is any indication. Zhou is one of…
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The Quiet Man

Written by James Carol — Every so often, book critics bemoan the ongoing interest in serial killer novels. Well, there seems no end to the public fascination with what is a particularly rare kind of criminal, especially if you can give them a new twist. That’s what James Carol…
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Splinter the Silence

Val McDermid brings British crime fiction’s favourite odd couple, Carol Jordan and Tony Hill, back for their ninth outing, but things are different. Jordan is no longer a DCI and Hill hardly speaks to her while she shuts herself away restoring an old barn. When Jordan becomes…
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Splinter the Silence

Written by Val McDermid — Trust the high-priestess of crime writing to take a headline-grabbing phenomenon and turn it to her nefarious advantage. Not long ago, the only trolls anyone talked about were in Tolkien books or fairytales. But we live in the 21st century, the internet is king and…
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The Man Who Watched Women

Written by Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt, translated by Marlaine Delargy — In this suspenseful serial killer thriller, Stockholm is beset by a heatwave and a series of brutal killings of young women. The national police homicide unit, Riksmord, realises early on that the ritualistic killings…
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Vanished

Written by Elizabeth Heiter — Evelyn Baine is a top profiler with the FBI. Her speciality is human behaviour, but her own personal story informs everything she does. She is of mixed race, and after a childhood where she was rescued from a drunken mother…
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