Book Review: The Mirror Man (Joona Linna #8) by Lars Kepler

“IF YOU SEE HIS REFLECTION
IT’S ALREADY TOO LATE . . .”

Set to be released on 26th May, The Mirror Man by Lars Kepler is the eighth book in the Joona Linna series which follows the case of Jenny Lind who, five years ago, was abducted on her way home from school. Now, her lifeless body is found hanging in a playground. But there is no evidence and only one witness – a man who cannot remember what he saw. With Detective Joona Linna and the police scrambling to find a lead, another girl goes missing. And as they close in on the killer, they discover that the Mirror Man’s crimes are more shocking than they ever could have imagined…

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Book Review: One Of The Girls by Lucy Clarke

“ONE IS A LIAR.
ONE IS A STRANGER.
ONE IS A CHEATER.
WHO IS A KILLER?”

Set to be released on 26th May, One Of The Girls by Lucy Clarke follows a group of six friends who arrive on a beautiful Greek island, dreaming of sun-drenched beaches and blood orange sunsets, ready to lose themselves in the wild freedom of a weekend away with friends. On the first night, they swam under a blanket of stars. On the second night, the games began on our clifftop terrace. On the third night, the idyll cracked. And by the final night, there was a body on the rocks below…

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Book Review: Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

“Can you stop a murder after it’s already happened?”

Set to be released on 12th May, Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister follows mother and wife Jen who witnesses her son commit a terrible crime: the murder of a complete stranger. It’s every parent’s nightmare. She doesn’t know who her son has killed, and she doesn’t know why. She only knows that her teenage boy is in custody and his future is lost.

That night, she falls asleep in despair. But when she wakes, it’s yesterday. And every morning after that, she wakes up a day earlier, another day before the murder. Another chance to stop it. Somewhere in the past lie the answers, and Jen doesn’t have a choice but to find them.

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Book Review: The House With The Golden Door (The Wolf Den Trilogy #2) by Elodie Harper

“Freed from Pompeii’s brothel. Owned as a courtesan. Determined to have revenge. Her name is Amara. What will she risk for power?”

Set to be released on 12th May and the second book in Elodie Harper’s The Wolf Den Trilogy, The House With The Golden Door follows the story of Amara, after being freed from Pompeii’s most notorious brothel. Now owned as a courtesan, she has a house, fine clothes, and servants – but all of these are gifts from her patron, hers for as long as she keeps her place in his affections.

As she adjusts to this new life, Amara is still haunted by her past. At night she dreams of the wolf den, and the women she left behind. By day, she is pursued by her former slavemaster. In order to be truly free, she will need to be as ruthless as he is. Amara knows she can draw strength from Venus, the goddess of love. Yet falling in love herself may prove to be her downfall.

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Book Review: Little Nothings by Julie Mayhew

“With friends like these, who needs enemies?”

Set to be released by 12th May, Little Nothings by Julie Mayhew follows Liv who has never been a woman with a lot of female friends. But when she meets fellow new mums Beth and Binnie, she knows she’s finally found her best friends for life. But then Binnie introduces Ange. Rich, beautiful, and capable, somehow, of doing it all, Ange changes the dynamics of their little group, and not for the better.

When Ange suggests a trip to Greece to celebrate their girl gang, Liv knows she has to go, even though her family really can’t afford it. Once on the island, though, Ange makes it clear that Liv will always be second string. As long as Ange is around, there’s no returning to the way things were. But Liv wants her friendships back-and she’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen.

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Book Review: The Night They Vanished by Vanessa Savage

“A family with a secret. A past about to catch up with them.”

Set to be released on 5th May, The Night They Vanished by Vanessa Savage follows Hanna who has barely spoken to her family since the tragedy that rocked their lives fourteen years ago – a tragedy which they held Hanna responsible. But then she sees her family home listed as the scene of a horrific crime. Number of victims: three. Date of crime: today. Frantic, Hanna tries to contact her family, only to find they have disappeared. To find them, Hanna will have to confront what happened all those years ago. And the person determined to make her pay for it…

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Book Review: The Hiding Place (DI Fleet #2) by Simon Lelic

“Ready or not, here I come. It’s time to play hide and seek again.”

Set to be released on 5th May, The Hiding Place by Simon Lelic follows four friends, one murder, and a game that they can’t escape. Ben is new to Beaconsfield and struggles to settle in. So when three students offer friendship, Ben is willing to do anything they ask to finally fit in. Twenty-two years later, Ben’s body is found. It was just a game of Hide and Seek gone wrong, they said. But who was Ben hiding from?

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Book Review: Elektra by Jennifer Saint

“Can’t you see that it just goes on, over and over? The gods demand their justice, but we suffer for it, every time.”

Set to be released on 28th April, Elektra by Jennifer Saint follows the cursed House of Atreus, a bloodline tainted by a generational cycle of violence and vengeance. This is the story of three women, their fates inextricably tied to this curse, and the fickle nature of men and gods: Clytemnestra, the sister of Helen and wife of Agamemnon. Cassandra, Princess of Troy. And Elektra, the youngest daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, who is horrified by the bloodletting of her kin. But can Elektra escape the curse, or is her own destiny also bound by violence?

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Book Review: The Patient by Jane Shemilt

“She is his doctor. He will be her downfall.”

Set to be released on 28th April, The Patient by Jane Shemilt follows 49-year-old Rachel, a GP, a wife and a mother. When she welcomes Luc, a new patient, into her exam room, the attraction is instant. Having failed a patient with depression and anxiety recently, she gives him the drugs he needs. In doing so, risks everything. And when a secret is exposed, they’re both in the firing line. Not all patients are telling the truth.

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Book Review: It Ends At Midnight by Harriet Tyce

Set to be released on 14th April, It Ends At Midnight by Harriet Tyce starts on New Year’s Eve, when the clock strikes twelve. A lavish party in one of Edinburgh’s best postcodes is sent spiralling into chaos when two guests fall tragically from the roof, impaled on the cast-iron railings below.

For Tess, it was about more than reuniting with long lost friends. Recently diagnosed with an illness that could be terminal, it was her last chance to make things right. Having grown apart from her husband Marcus, she knew this would be the perfect opportunity to renew their vows, surrounded by everyone they love.

Their time is running out. Tess’ closest companion Sylvie knows this better than anyone. She’s trying desperately to offer her friend some closure from the guilt that has plagued them both for decades. But as midnight approaches and the countdown begins, it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want a resolution. They want revenge.

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Book Review: Into The Dark by Fiona Cummins

“Make. Them. Stop.”

Set to be released on 14th April, Into The Dark by Fiona Cummins is set one late autumn morning in the beautiful bay of Seawings in Midtown-on-Sea, when Julianne calls on her best friend Piper to discover an eerie scene – the kettle is still warm, the cars are in the garage, but the house is deserted. It looks like the whole Holden family have vanished without a trace. In fifteen-year-old Riva Holden’s bedroom, scrawled across the mirror in blood, are three words: Make Them Stop.

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Book Review: First Born by Will Dean

“THE LAST THING A TWIN EXPECTS IS TO BE ALONE…”

Set to be released on 14th April, First Born by Will Dean follows Molly who lives a quiet, contained life in London. Naturally risk-averse, she gains comfort from security and structure. Her identical twin Katie is her exact opposite: gregarious and spontaneous. They used to be inseparable, until Katie moved to New York a year ago. Molly still speaks to her daily without fail. But when Molly learns that Katie has died suddenly in New York, she is thrown into unfamiliar territory. Katie is part of her DNA. As terrifying as it is, she must go there and find out what happened. As she tracks her twin’s last movements, cracks begin to emerge. Nothing is what it seems. And a web of deceit is closing around her.

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Book Review: The Echo Man by Sam Holland

“The murders have begun… But the killer is just getting started… And he’s going to shock the world…”

Set to be released on 14th April, The Echo Man by Sam Holland sees a string of murders take place across England. Each is different in method, but each is horrifying and brutal. Jess Ambrose is plunged into the investigation when her house is set ablaze. With her husband dead and the police pointing at her, she runs. Her only hope is disgraced detective Nate Griffin, who is convinced Jess is innocent. Soon, Jess and Griffin discover the unthinkable; this murderer is copying the world’s most notorious serial killers. And now, imitation isn’t enough. The killer dubbed The Echo Man is ready to create his own masterpiece, and it will be more terrifying than anything that has come before.

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Book Review: Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough

“In the dead of night, madness lies…”

Set to be released on 31st March, Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough follows Emma Averell who worries that her crippling insomnia is a sign that she’s slowly going insane, just like the mother she’s worked so hard to leave in her past.

Emma loves her life — her high-powered legal career, her two beautiful children, and her wonderful stay-at-home husband. But it wasn’t always so perfect. When she was just five years old, Emma and her older sister went into foster care because of a horrific incident with their mother. Her sister can remember a time when their mother was loving and “normal,” but Emma can only remember her as one thing – a monster. And that monster emerged right around their mother’s fortieth birthday, the same age Emma is approaching now.

Emma desperately wants to keep her successful life separate from her past, so she has always hidden her childhood trauma. But then she’s unable to sleep, and now losing time during the day, also one of the first symptoms her mother showed. Is the madness in her blood, just as her mother predicted? Could she end up hurting her family in her foggy, frenetic state? Or is she truly beginning to lose her mind?

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Book Review: The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

“Only you – and the killer – hold the key…”

Set to be published on 3rd March, The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley is set in No.12 Rue des Amants, a beautiful old apartment block, far from the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and the bustling banks of the Seine. Here, n nothing goes unseen. And everyone has a story to unlock. Meet the watchful concierge, the scorned lover, the prying journalist, the naïve student, and the unwanted guest. Something terrible happened here last night. A mystery lies behind the door of apartment three. Only you – and the killer – hold the key…

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BOOK TOUR: The Curfew by T.M. Logan

“It begins with a small white lie.”

Set to be released on 17th March, The Curfew by T.M. Logan follows Andy and Laura who are good parents. They tell their son Connor that he can go out with friends to celebrate completing his exams, but he must be home by midnight. When Connor misses his curfew, it sets off a series of events that will forever change the lives of five families. Because five teenagers went into the woods that night, but only four came out. And telling the truth might mean losing everything…

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Book Review: Sundial by Catriona Ward

“You can’t escape the desert. You can’t escape Sundial.”

Set to be published on 10th March, Sundial by Catriona Ward follows mother of two, Rob, who fears for her daughters. Her eldest, Callie, collects tiny bones and whispers to imaginary friends, while Annie fears what Callie might do to her. Rob sees a darkness in Callie, one that reminds her of the family she left behind. She decides to take Callie back to her childhood home, to Sundial, deep in the Mojave Desert. And there she will have to make a terrible choice.

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Book Review: The Interview by C.M. Ewan

“Your only way out is to answer a seemingly impossible question. If you can’t… what happens next?”

Set to be published on 17th February, The Interview by C.M. Ewan follows Kate Harding who arrives at The Mirror, an office block in London, at 5pm on a Friday for an interview for her dream job. Thirteen floors above the city below, she’s all alone with the man interviewing her. Everyone else has gone home for the weekend. As the interview gets more and more disturbing, Kate’s only way out is to answer a seemingly impossible question. If she can’t… what will happen next?

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Book Review: Disappeared by Laura Jarratt

“We all think we’re useless. We all break down and we all realise how weak we are in the face of the magnitude of looking after a little person whose whole life and spirit is so dependent on us.”

Set to be published on 17th February, Disappeared by Laura Jarratt follows the interlinking stories of three women. Cerys has just walked out of her comfortable life, planning never to return as she stands on a hillside, watching her car set alight and believing that this is the end. That’s when Lily walks into her life. Lily is on the run with her young child, as the two women strike a fierce bond. Can they keep each other safe? Can they trust each other? Or are the pasts they’ve escaped too much for either of them to bear?

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BOOK TOUR: The Long Weekend by Gilly Macmillan

“By the time you read this, I’ll have killed one of your husbands.”

Set to be released on 3rd February, The Long Weekend by Gilly Macmillan is set in an isolated retreat, deep in the Northumbria moors, where three women arrive for a weekend getaway. Their husbands will be joining them in the morning. Or so they think.

But when they get to Dark Fell Barn, the women find a devastating note that claims one of their husbands has been murdered. Their phones are out of range. There’s no internet. They’re stranded. And a storm’s coming in. Friendships fracture and the situation spins out of control as each wife tries to find out what’s going on, who is responsible and which husband has been targeted. This was a tight-knit group. They’ve survived a lot. But they won’t weather this. Because someone has decided that enough is enough. That it’s time for a reckoning.

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