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The Girl on the Train

Rachel Watson is the archetypal unreliable witness – but she knows something’s not right with the seemingly perfect young couple she spies from the train window every day

Reviewed on 07 January 2015 by Sharon Wheeler

A Christmas Hope

Claudine Burroughs attends a party at which a young woman is badly injured. An eccentric poet is accused of the attack but Claudine suspects him to be innocent. She sets out to establish the truth.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

Acts of Omission

When a computer disc containing the names of British informants to the former East German Stasi is lost, it sets in train a series of events that has grave political consequences.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Angel of Death

An abused woman seeks revenge on the ring of middle-class professionals who turned her into a drug-addled whore, while a disillusioned veteran detective tries to exploit her quest to bring down a vicious criminal gang.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by John Cleal

Bad Monkey

When a tourist fishes up a human arm from the waters off Key West, the local sheriff sees only problems. Yancy, a disgraced ex-officer, is, however, keen to pursue the matter, hoping it will lead to reinstatement.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Chris Roberts

Blue Is The Night

Ulster Attorney General Lance Curran faces huge political pressures over his decision to prosecute a young man for a brutal killing where a conviction and death sentence threatens to rip the Province apart. At the same time he must deal with an increasingly unstable wife and a rebellious adolescent daughter.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by John Cleal

Carolina Skeletons

A 14-year-old black boy follows two white schoolgirls into the woods. Later they are found brutally murdered.  In an atmosphere of racism and possible Klan violence, he is sentenced to death. Forty years later his nephew tries to find out what really happened.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by John Cleal

Cut Out

A man has been brutally murdered in the toilets of a seedy nightclub. But when a woman goes missing, DI Harland is told to prioritise the woman’s case – and his new boss wants results.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Death Can't Take A Joke

Polish fixer Janusz Kiszka and DC Natalie Kershaw butt heads again on the mean streets of east London as he tries to find out who’s murdered a close friend, and she’s investigating a tower block suicide.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Five

A woman’s body is found in a field in Salzburg, with co-ordinates tattooed on the base of her feet that lead the police into the usually peaceful world of geocaching.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Madeleine Marsh

Hunter Killer

While the country reels in shock from a series of suicide bombings, SAS trooper Danny Black is seconded to a covert assassination squad put together to neutralise the treat.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by Linda Wilson

Jack-Knifed

When a gay man is found butchered in his own kitchen there appears to be no suspects and no motive. DCI Martin Phelps and his team must probe the man’s disturbed past to uncover a sinister chain of events – and more killings.

Reviewed on 27 December 2014 by John Cleal

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