Review Archive

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Launch Code

An order for a nuclear first strike in the paranoia of the 1980s Cold War threatens world apocalypse. Thirty-five years later, as a writer threatens to reveal what really happened, the family of a key player in the drama is threatened by unknown forces trying to keep the incident secret.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by John Cleal

Magpie Lane

When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford academic goes missing, there are a limited pool of suspects, with the spotlight falling first on her parents and their live-in nanny.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Linda Wilson

Manhunters

The true story of two agents of the US Drug Enforcement Agency, in the words of the subtitle, telling ‘How we took down Pablo Escobar’.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Chris Roberts

No Bad Deed

No good deed goes unpunished, as Cassie Larkin finds out when she stops to help a woman being attacked by the side of the road.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Linda Wilson

Seven Lies

Jane and Marnie have been inseparable since childhood. And Jane will make sure that never changes, whatever it takes.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Seven Years of Darkness

After tragic events at a remote Korean reservoir, a young man is persecuted wherever he goes. After seven years he receives a package which reveals the truth about the past.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Golden Tresses of the Dead

When a finger is found in her sister’s wedding cake, young sleuth Flavia de Luce is determined to identify its erstwhile owner.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Honjin Murders

A newly-wed couple are found dead inside a house locked from the inside, with the weapon, a bloody samurai sword, stuck in the snow outside. Renowned detective Kosuke Kindaichi is on the case.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Night Lawyer

Barrister Sophie Angel defends a young man accused of rape while facing some issues in her own life both current and past.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Chris Roberts

The Woman Downstairs

When the bailiffs are called in to a ground floor flat, they make a gruesome discovery. And the residents of Nelson Heights discover that they know very little about their neighbours.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Viv Beeby

All In Her Head

Jack is back, and Alison is terrified – for her safety, her sanity and her life. But she cannot remember why.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Blacktop Wasteland

Beauregard ‘Bug’ Montage tries to extricate himself from money problems by driving for a jewellery heist, but the outcome threatens to destroy his life.

Reviewed on 22 August 2020 by Chris Roberts

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