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A Quiet Death in Italy

What can you do when the sun is out, your thoughts turn to holidays, foreign travel and sipping Aperol spritz in a shady square – and yet for the moment that’s all a bit of […]

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A Knock at the Door

It’s a simple but killer premise: your husband heads off on a business trip; a couple of hours later, two official types appearing at your door asking to speak to him. The phone rings; a […]

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Seven Lies

  The Sphere team know that I don’t give out praise randomly, so when I was hugely enthusiastic about this week’s Friday Read, they knew it was for real. This is a properly suspenseful, well-written […]

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Whisper Network

  Oh, where to start with why I loved Whisper Network so much? It happened to be the very first book I read in 2019 and it set a very high reading bar for the […]

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Wilderness

As none of us can go out this Easter weekend, why not lose yourself in Wilderness, the latest thriller from B E Jones set in the wilds of America’s West Coast’s national parks. If you […]

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The Body Falls

Well, what strange times we are currently living in; the only good thing to come out of all this seems to be that everyone wants more books – people are reading more, and buying more […]

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When Shadows Fall

Is there anything quite like the feeling of finally getting your hands on the new instalment of a series you love? The excitement of a story whose twists and turns will take you by surprise, […]

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Penance

If you’ve been self-isolating this week and spending a lot of time on the sofa, you might have caught Channel 5’s new drama, Penance, on the TV. The three-part drama has been playing consecutive nights […]

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Black Rain Falling

Jacob Ross doesn’t need any superlatives from me: he was the winner of the Jhalak Prize, the Guardian called his first crime novel The Bone Readers ‘impressive’ and ‘a page turner’, and The Times said Black Rain Falling is ‘outstanding’. Simply put, Ross […]

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Strangers at the Gate

It’s Friday and Catriona McPherson is back with another chilling, beautifully crafted, heart-racingly twisty thriller. Strangers at the Gate is the story of a relationship’s inevitable and horrifying unravelling. It follows an Edinburgh-based couple who […]

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Grace is Gone

Occasionally you read a novel that’s so cleverly plotted, with such a brilliant twist, that once you finish it you just want to start all over again. Grace is Gone is one of those books. […]

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Dead Catch

  We’re back up to Scotland with this week’s Friday Read, to the picturesque town of St Andrews which is the stomping ground of DCI Andy Gilchrist and his team we’ve come to know and […]

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