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Cold Sun


One of the things I most love in a crime thriller is a really strong sense of place. Anita Sivakumaran’s Cold Sun has that in spades. The start of a new series, we follow Detective Vijay Patel as he’s sent from his base in London’s Scotland Yard to a bustling Bangalore, where Sivakumaran brings the vibrant city to life.

Once in India, Patel finds himself up against an immensely twisted killer who has been killing women and leaving them dead, wearing red marriage saris. It’s clear the killer is trying to make a point, but can Patel put the pieces together in time to track him down? It’s a breathless and utterly gripping ride. Fans of Ian Rankin, Abir Mukherjee and Val McDermid will be hooked!

Maisie Lawrence