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Friday Read; Friday Reads

The Stone Chamber

  It seems that everyone is escaping to the British coast at the moment, so why not travel to South Devon, with its dramatic cliffs and peaceful countryside, in the new instalment in the bestselling […]

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Running Out of Road

  Cath Staincliffe has been on the Constable list now for over a decade, producing a perfect work of crime fiction every year. Her trademark is to write about ordinary people in extraordinary situations, and […]

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City Under Siege

Atmospheric and intelligent, Michael Russell’s latest Stefan Gillespie novel is a tense and vivid thriller – the best kind. Set at the breakout of WWII, we follow Gillespie as he is drawn into a complex […]

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Ascension

I love books set on islands – Shutter Island, Lord of the Flies, Wide Sargasso Sea – and I don’t think it’s entirely because of the ‘exotic’ locations, but also because of the ‘closed space’ […]

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Hostage

  It’s the book everyone is buzzing about at the moment – and I can assure you that it’s worth it. Clare Mackintosh is a master of the twist and she doesn’t let up in […]

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Before You Knew My Name

  It’s hard to think of ways to convince people of a truly special book when all the things have been said, but this is absolutely one of the greats. Inspired by the author’s love […]

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The Hunting Season

  As 70 mph winds whip across the country and rain lashes down 24/7, we fully recommend picking up Tom Benjamin’s latest and escaping to the Italian countryside outside Bologna, where truffle hunting and murder […]

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Guilty

  It’s so good to be able to use that old adage ‘Good things come to those who wait’ as I first came across Siobhan MacDonald’s writing five or so years ago. She had written […]

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How to Kidnap the Rich

  How to Kidnap the Rich is the outrageous and fast-paced debut from Rahul Raina. Set in Delhi, this is the story of Ramesh, a self-styled ‘examinations consultant’. When Ramesh takes an exam for Rudi […]

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Hyde

There’s nothing quite like a Victorian chiller to curl up with on a long dark night and once again, Craig Russell has written what is a masterclass in Gothic suspense. Following on from his awesome […]

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Once Upon a Lie

Lisa Ballantyne is a master of the ‘moral thriller’. She has such a talent for writing about shocking situations that ordinary people can find themselves in and her sophisticated suspense novels never fail to challenge […]

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Nightshade

I am such a fan of Elaine Thomson’s books; I love this series featuring the enigmatic Jem Flockhart, I love her sidekick Will Quartermain, and most of all, I love her description and evocation of […]

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