Perilous Trust by Barbara Freethy

Perilous Trust by Barbara Freethy

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18th April 2022. From the opening paragraph, this story drew me in, promising an intriguing thriller which didn’t disappoint. It starts with FBI Agent Alan Parker, leaving a heartfelt apology and message for his daughter, Sophie. Moments later, his car

The Dirty Dozen by Lynda la Plante

The Dirty Dozen by Lynda la Plante

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17th April 2022. Jane Tennison joins the Flying Squad, or the Sweeney as they’re better known, to become their first female detective. Not that the all-male squad, used to roughing it out with the villains, welcome her. It’s the late

Ruthless Cross by Barbara Freethy

Ruthless Cross by Barbara Freethy

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29th March 2022. When a federal judge and friend is murdered, FBI Agent Flynn MacKenzie must investigate. While there’s a possible conflict of interest, his knowledge of the art world and the judge make him the best investigator for the

Guardian of Lies by John Pye

Guardian of Lies by John Pye

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26th March 2022. In the third Doug Taylor novel, the death of a former scientist sets off a chain of events that take him into the murky world of the secret services, foreign agents and espionage. At the heart of

Good Friday by Lynda la Plante

Good Friday by Lynda la Plante

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23rd March 2022. Jane Tennison is leaving the London underground when she spots a rucksack, left against a wall. When she calls out to the man who left it, he runs. Moments later, a bomb explodes. This is 1970s London

the Bleeding Heart Killer by Bill Kitson

The Bleeding Heart Killer by Bill Kitson

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14th March 2022. In the 11th DI Mike Nash novel, four people are brutally murdered in quick succession. All have been tortured and had their hearts removed. With no forensic evidence and nothing to connect the victims, it looks like

Say Her Name by Dreda Say Mitchell

Say Her Name by Dreda Say Mitchell and Ryan Carter

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9th March 2022. After the death of the mother who adopted her, Eva sets out to find her birth mother, creating a dark and dangerous journey that goes back to 1994 and the disappearance of four black women. With no

Screen 4 by BL Faulkner

Screen 4 by BL Faulkner

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A serial killer is on the loose, killing people in cinemas and leaving no trace. Nothing connects the victims, leaving DCS Palmer and the Serial Murder Squad struggling to make any progress. Then again, the killer is no amateur. Having

Knife Edge by Kerry Buchanan

Knife Edge by Kerry Buchanan

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16th February 2022. This is a taut, tightly-plotted thriller that twists and turns from claustrophobic tension to dramatic and exciting. It begins when Nic wakes up in a dark room, bound and gagged, sliced by her abductor’s knife. Somehow she

Running Scared by Bill Kitson

Running Scared by Bill Kitson

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15th February 2022. It’s the tenth book in the DI Mike Nash series, and it shows no signs of flagging, even if he’s absent for most of the story. While it’s unusual not to have Nash in the driving seat,