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The Girl Who Died

A young woman from Reykjavik answers an advert to work as a teacher for two girls in a remote village. Amidst hostility, recurring nightmares and visions of a ghost she tries to find out what’s been happening in the area, but the locals will do anything to protect their secrets.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Ewa Sherman

Girls Who Lie

When a feckless single mother goes missing it is assumed that she has committed suicide. But then a decomposed body is found seven months later hidden on the lava fields of the west coast of Iceland and police officers Emma and Saevar find themselves heading up a gruesome murder investigation.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Viv Beeby

I Know What I Saw

Nicola may not be able to forgive her ex for his affair, but she won’t watch him go down for a murder he couldn’t possibly have committed.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Kati Barr-Taylor

A Change of Circumstance

DCS Simon Serrailler takes on the usual combination of colourful family drama and high-density police work when a ruthless drug gang sets its sights on rural Lafferton.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Viv Beeby

Better Off Dead

A crashed jeep against the only tree in sight in the desert landscape of Arizona feels suspicious to Jack Reacher and, as ever, he gets involved.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Sylvia Maughan

The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer

An investigative journalist approaches a retiring police captain and suggests he got a 20-year-old case very wrong. Then she is murdered and the team re-investigates the earlier crime, as well as her death.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by John Verpeleti

Missing

Two sisters reunite to sort out their mother’s legacy - and her death. They couldn’t be more different, and as they discover more about their parent, it’s not clear whether they’ll be drawn together or pushed further apart. Then a police investigation into a cold case murder complicates things further.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Kerry Hood

Iced

Miles Pussett is a former steeplechase jockey but he now gets his adrenaline rush from hurling himself, head first, down the Cresta Run. Finding himself in St Moritz during the same week as White Turf, when horseracing takes place on the frozen lake, Miles gets talked into helping with the horses but something suspicious is going on …

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Fiona Spence

The Plague Letters

With London wracked by another major plague outbreak, Rector Symon Patrick sets out to track down a medical man using plague victims for his warped experiments.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by John Cleal

The Graves of Whitechapel

Five years after lawyer Cage Lackmann defended a man against a murder charge, a body is found bearing the same hallmarks – and Moses Pickering, the former defendant, is missing. Lachman must prove his former client’s innocence and salvage his own ruined reputation.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by John Cleal

Hollowpox

A strange disease is attacking wunimals in Nevermoor, turning the usual peaceful anthropomorphic creatures into raging beasts, a danger to themselves and others. As the Hollowpox, as it becomes known, spreads, young wundersmith Morrigan Crow starts to take matters into her own hands.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Linda Wilson

Monday, Monday

An operation to bust a gang of petty thieves turns into a hunt for a possible werewolf in the latest outing for the Met’s most specialised policing unit, the Folly.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Linda Wilson

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