Review Archive

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A Cry in the Night

When two children go missing in the Lake District in winter, DS Zoe Barnes and her boss DI Sam Taylor are called in to investigate. Tensions in a small village are running high and there’s even talk of witchcraft.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Linda Wilson


Marriage to the feckless Mark isn’t a bed of roses, but Amy loves him and their children, but someone is determined to break up her marriage and doesn’t care how far Amy’s life gets ruined in the process.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Linda Wilson

Dead Water

A boat floating in a marina is found to contain the dead body of a young man, a former resident of Shetland.  The police investigative team consists of a woman whose first major case this is and a man still traumatised by the death of his wife.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Arnold Taylor


An Israeli spy sees a woman on a bus as someone he has been waiting for to give his life meaning; he intervenes in her life with fateful results.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Chris Roberts

W is for Wasted

PI Kinsey Millhone finds that a man she never met has left her a fortune, but that his death was not as straightforward as it first appears.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Chris Roberts


A serial arsonist is haunting the American capital. Local investigators target a young, white male giving in to anger or sexual impulse. But FBI agent Maggie O’Dell believes this is the work of someone far darker.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by John Cleal

Brother Kemal

PI Kemal Kayankaya is employed to find a wayward 16-year-old and to protect an author from attack, but finds the two cases overlap.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Chris Roberts

Clean Burn

Former police detective Janelle Watkins breaks her vow never to touch a missing child case and returns to her home town to look for two kids. There she must face her past – and the sheriff whose marriage she broke up when they were police partners in San Francisco.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by John Cleal

In the Darkness

Eva is walking by the river with her seven-year-old daughter when they discover a man’s body. She leaves the girl telling her she will call police – then rings her father instead. Why? Inspector Sejer and his team must catch a violent killer, but face a cold trail.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by John Cleal

Bones of the Lost

A girl is killed in a hit-and-run on a lonely stretch of road. Was it an accident or murder?  Then Temperance Brennan is drafted in to analyse the remains of two Afghan nationals killed by a marine during a raid on a village. 

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Sylvia Wilson


Professor Robert Langdon wakes up injured, evidently in Florence, to find himself being chased.  His attempts to remember what he was doing before this event require him to identify the violent images he keeps seeing. 

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

The Double

PI Spero Lucas sets out to find a missing painting – and runs into a conman and his two violent sidekicks.

Reviewed on 11 January 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

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