All the Wicked Girls

Written by Chris Whitaker — Chris Whitaker’s debut, Tall Oaks, was a heady mix of humour and tragedy, with a very believable American setting even though…

If I Die Tonight

Written by AL Gaylin — Wade Reed is 17, an introverted boy, talented at art, who dresses in black and has few friends. Liam Miller…

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…

Friend Request

Written by Laura Marshall — This seems to be the year of the misbehaving teenager. Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game focuses on a group of…

They All Fall Down

Written by Tammy Cohen — Hannah is a recent patient in a women’s low security psychiatric facility called The Meadows outside London. Why she’s there…

The Orphans

Written by Annemarie Neary — After her debut thriller Siren blended together crime, politics and history, Annemarie Neary once again defies genre and expectations, this time…

The Secrets She Keeps

Written by Michael Robotham — So many books create earworms, either through their titles – think Ragdoll by Daniel Cole or William Shaw’s Sympathy for…

Final Girls

Written by Riley Sager — The concept of the final girl is well known to fans of slasher horror flicks. Halloween, Scream, Alien – in…

The Lying Game

The Woman in Cabin 10 author Ruth Ware channels her inner Enid Blyton here for an edgy psychological thriller with its roots in a boarding…

Fierce Kingdom

Written by Gin Phillips — If you want to write a psychological thriller as compelling as this Gin Phillips debut, here’s how. If you’re a…

The Lying Game

Written by Ruth Ware — There’s so much great crime writing out there these days that you can’t read everything, can you? That’s why The…

Dis Mem Ber

Written by Joyce Carol Oates – This collection of mostly longish short stories features Oates’s sly humour and penchant for the off-kilter. There’s something just…

Exquisite

Written by Sarah Stovell — It takes quite some nerve to combine the title ‘Exquisite’ with the sensuous cover art of this book. Yet the picture…

Interview: CL Taylor

Cally Taylor began as a romantic novelist and short story writer before branching out into crime, where her standalone psychological thrillers have attracted a huge…