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Hermit

The rich vein of crime writing currently coming out of Australia continues with this debut by SR White – a Brit now living in Queensland – and it deserves its place among the best. Hermit is a dark and claustrophobic tale, with much of the…
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The Wicked Sister

In this all-new psychological thriller, Karen Dionne again sets her drama in the sparsely populated, heavily wooded Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and again the natural world plays an important role, underlining themes and supporting the action. The main character, 26-year-old Rachel, even talks to animals….
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The Fox

The Fox is Sólveig Pálsdóttir’s first book translated into English. With its grey, gloomy and unpredictable landscape and equally dark plot it is a prime example of the Nordic noir novels readers have grown to love. When Sajee Gunawardena finds herself desperate and without work…
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Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

When Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously declared “I know it when I see it,” he was referring to obscenity and whether or not the Louis Malle film The Lovers could be categorised as such. I have much the same relationship with psychological thrillers. An…
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