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Run For Cover

Ex-Navy Seal Michael Gannon insists on helping a friend and former colleague to investigate the murder of his brother by a sniper in a national park.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Linda Wilson

A Galway Epiphany

Maverick PI Jack Taylor is finally hoping for a quiet retirement. But when he emerges from a coma after being hit by a truck, the incident is being hailed as a miracle and the children who tended him as saints. But he isn’t the only one looking for the kids, who have gone missing …

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Sharon Wheeler

The Other You

Kate may have lost her outstanding memory for faces, but she is certain the man in front of her is not the man she loves.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Hotel Cartagena

A top-floor Hamburg hotel bar with a party of police amongst the guests is invaded by a dozen men with weapons who take everyone hostage.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Chris Roberts

Murder on the Moorland

Librarian-turned-detective Kitt Hartley heads for the moorland village where her boyfriend’s ex-wife was murdered five years before to solve what looks like a copycat killing – right down to the runic symbols carved into the victim’s hand!

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by John Cleal

Future Perfect

In the near future, software has been devised that predicts the future with surprising accuracy. The only problem is that being given the probability that you will die the next day is not necessarily what you want to hear. Nor do you want to discover that analytic software identifies you as a potential murderer.

Reviewed on 21 September 2021 by John Barnbrook

Eight Pieces of Silva

Eighteen-year-old Silva is meant to be looking after her 16-year-old stepsister Becks while their parents are on a belated honeymoon to Japan, but when Silva doesn’t come home, Becks decides to check out her bedroom and then her worries really kick off.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Linda Wilson

The House of Whispers

Grace is back in Abi’s life, dripping toxins into an already fragile status quo.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Mist

Erla and Einar live in an isolated farmhouse in the eastern part of Iceland. Their daily toil remains unchanged for years until a strange visitor arrives during a snowstorm just before Christmas. As the telephone stops working and electricity dies, the unsettling atmosphere intensifies.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Ewa Sherman

Blackwood

The dying rural backwater of Red Bluff, Mississippi, is briefly awoken from its slumber when new arrivals appear in town and locals go missing in the sinister nearby blackwood.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Chris Roberts

Break Out

With two hurricanes on collision course, the staff of Ravenhill maximum security prison decide to evacuate, leaving the inmates to fend for themselves. But in the middle of a riot and a superstorm, all ex-cop Jack Constantine wants is revenge.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Linda Wilson

A Comedy of Terrors

While Roman detective Flavia Albia tries to come to terms with a new role, her magistrate husband becomes involved in a case which threatens not only the family but also the future of the empire itself.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by John Cleal

Last Survivor

A group of ageing enthusiasts set out to recover the only example of the world’s rarest plant stolen from the private game reserve of a Kuwaiti prince

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by John Cleal

The Moon Tunnel

A body is found in one of the escape tunnels dug by POWs held in a World War Two camp in Cambridgeshire’s fenlands. Journalist Philip Dryden is drawn inescapably to the case when it is revealed that the man discovered in the collapsed tunnel is on the way into, not out of, the compound.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Kerry Hood

City of Spies

SOE agent Elizabeth de Mornay flees Paris in 1943 for neutral Lisbon, where she finds plenty of enemy intrigue to keep her occupied.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Chris Roberts

The Sentinel

Jack Reacher arrives by chance at a small town near Tennessee, where there appears to be a power cut. Also, by chance, he manages to avert a kidnapping. By which time he is too involved not to let it all go.  

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Sylvia Maughan

The Glass Kingdom

After defrauding her New York employer, Sarah takes refuge in a crumbling tower complex in Bangkok. The people she meets seem friendly, but she has the impression that someone is watching her.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Chris Roberts

Passenger 23

Police psychologist Martin Schwartz lost his wife and son five years ago on a cruise. When someone tells him there was more to their disappearance than a tragic accident, he has to find out more.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Linda Wilson

The Whole Truth

DI Fawley and his wife Alex are expecting a much longed-for child and everything in the garden looks lovely – until the release from prison of a vicious and vengeful rapist and murderer threatens to blight their happiness.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Viv Beeby

Savage Road

The President of the United States is a Russian mole and it is for his handler and covert agent, Hayley Chill, to keep him in line and ensure that a current series of cyber-attacks does not escalate into war.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by John Verpeleti