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Carey’s best friend is receiving nasty messages from someone calling themselves SweetFreak. When Carey is accused of being the perpetrator, she’s determined to prove her innocence, but the evidence is against her.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Cost of Living

When a colleague is attacked on her way home, Bea, who works in the same supermarket, takes an interest in the case.

Reviewed on 24 May 2018 by Linda Wilson

Murder at the Grand Raj Palace

Retired police inspector Ashwin Chopra takes on the case of a man found dead in the Grand Raj Palace hotel, while his wife Poppy is kept busy seeking a reluctant bride.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Chris Roberts

Potter's Boy

The son of the village potter wants to grow up to become a fighter, not a potter. This is Ryo’s story.

Reviewed on 24 May 2018 by Linda Wilson

Certain Signs That You Are Dead

A badly injured patient vanishes at Akershus University Hospital. The Iranian porter Arash is blamed as he later finds the body in the basement. But as the retired pathologist Jenny Plåterud gets involved, things get messier and more complicated.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Ewa Sherman

Blind Defence

Barrister William Benson defends a man accused of the murder of his partner and finds the case extends beyond simple domestic strife to organised criminal activity.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Chris Roberts

A Lesson in Violence

An 11-year-old girl is unexpectedly reunited with her father, but this is only the beginning for them.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by John Cleal

The Woman Before Me

Ruth Wilks lives inside a prison inside a prison for the manslaughter of a baby she loved like her own. Cate holds the key to open one door, but only Rose has the key for the other.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

A Stranger in the House

Karen drives her car into a lamppost, late at night, in a seedy part of town, but she cannot remember why she was there. The police are suspicious, her husband disbelieving, and her best friend is behaving oddly.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by John Barnbrook

The Orphans

Two small children on a beach in North Goa wait for their parents to return. That was 25 year ago. They are still waiting.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Zen and the Art of Murder

An injured Japanese monk appears in a small Black Forest village. Tracking the man leads Chief Inspector Louise Boni to an international child sex and smuggling ring.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by John Cleal

We Were the Salt of the Sea

Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, relocating from Montreal to a seaside village, is assigned the death of a local woman who sailed home after years away.

Reviewed on 24 May 2018 by Chris Roberts

Earth Storm

Detective Malin Fors investigates cases of two opposing voices: murder of a right-wing extremist and a missing left-wing teenage activist, connected through words and actions, and as soon becomes apparent, also though the mysterious person who made them suffer.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Ewa Sherman

Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions

Constance Kopp, New Jersey’s only female deputy sheriff, faces new challenges as America prepares to enter the first world war.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by John Cleal

Friends and Traitors

Frederick Troy, a member of the Metropolitan Police, forms an unlikely friendship with Guy Burgess, even though he is aware that he is probably a spy. Burgess's reappearance after his defection to the Soviet Union, puts Troy in danger.

Reviewed on 24 May 2018 by Arnold Taylor

Dangerous To Know

Natalie, a bipolar clinical psychiatrist who moves to the country for a quiet life, finds it anything but. She starts to counsel her new boss, Frank, whose family’s history is very far from normal. Natalie must try to stop herself from being drawn into their dangerous web.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Kate Balfour

Star of the North

A young black Korean-American woman disappears without trace from a South Korean island. Her twin sister refuses to believe she may be dead and is herself later recruited by the CIA to find the truth and go undercover into the world’s most secretive state.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by John Cleal

A Brush With Death

Bob Skinner is asked by the Security Service to look into the death of a multi-millionaire boxer.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Linda Wilson

Dead If You Don't

A missing teenager sets Detective Superintendent Roy Grace and his team of Brighton cops in a race against the clock.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Sharon Wheeler

The Devil's Claw

A young journalist returns home to Guernsey, and when a drowned woman is found on the beach finds links to other such deaths stretching back over 50 years.

Reviewed on 24 May 2018 by Chris Roberts