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This is Gomorrah

Written by Tom Chatfield — Crime fiction, true crime and non-fiction books have raised the alarm about how the strengths and benefits of the Internet can be turned to the dark side. We’ve seen these nefarious capabilities move from science fiction to technothrillers to non-fiction…
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The Passengers

Written by John Marrs — Crime fiction writers are a pretty twisted lot. If they’re not creating slap-the-forehead-and-cry-out-in-shock moments, they’re happily sitting at home, surveying the world around them and coming up with cunning uses for everyday objects. Sound familiar, John Marrs? Maybe he got…
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Virtual Sabotage

Written by Julie Hyzy — In a year when information technology’s dark side has been prominent in the news cycle, author Julie Hyzy presents a cautionary tale on the potential perils of virtual reality. Picking up on the addictiveness of online gaming, she has envisioned…
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Want You Gone

Written by Chris Brookmyre – This is the eighth book featuring Jack Parlabane but he shares top billing in this one. Sam Morpeth is a troubled London teenager. Her mother is in prison and she is now the main carer for her sister, Lilly, with…
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Parallel Lines

Written by Steven Savile — Parallel Lines is a high concept thriller about a bank robbery. The idea is nice and neat: what if the people in a bank that’s being robbed decide to help the robbers? Savile has to do some nimble plotting to make the scenario believable,…
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The Caller

Written by Chris Carter — FaceTime and Skype are great inventions, aren’t they? You can chat face to face with somebody who is the other side of the world with just a couple of taps on your tablet. Or, you could call someone and then…
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Blackout

Written by Marc Elsberg — In this cyber thriller, Austrian author Marc Elsberg takes us into a nightmarish world of power cuts on a massive scale. All over Europe the electricity is going out and the cooling stations of nuclear power plants are in danger of failing. A handful…
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The Girl Before

Written by JP Delaney — The classic novel 1984 was published 68 years ago and I wonder what George Orwell would make of today’s society, with CCTV, GPS and even cookies tracking our every move? Big Brother really IS watching us. JP Delaney takes things a step…
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