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Black Drop

Leonora Nattrass

An atmospheric and brilliantly plotted historical thriller set in London during the uproar of the French Revolution

The Last House on Needless Street

Catriona Ward

Immersive, gripping, and delivering twist after twist: this is the must-read gothic thriller of 2021. It's so good you'll read it twice…

Five Minds

Guy Morpuss

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle meets Westworld in this stunning high-concept crime thriller of multiple minds, changing allegiances and revenge

The Appeal

Janice Hallett

Described by The Sunday Times as 'A modern Christie', this is an extraordinarily inventive crime debut in which the reader is challenged to…

The Rule

David Jackson

From the bestselling author of Cry Baby, The Rule is the dark and thrilling tale of two parents who will go to any lengths to protect their child.

Consolation

Garry Disher

In the hotly anticipated sequel to Bitter Wash Road and Peace, Hirsch returns to investigate a new case in Australia's wheatbelt

You Had It Coming

B.M. Carroll

A tumultuous psychological suspense from the author of Who We Were, exploring revenge, shattered reputations, and the true nature of consent

The Last Thing He Told Me

Laura Dave

With its breakneck pacing, dazzling plot twists and unforgettable characters, The Last Thing He Told Me is bestselling author Laura Dave's finest…

The Plague Letters

V.L. Valentine

A serial killer stalks London during the Great Plague of 1665 in this highly inventive historical thriller

A Ruined Girl

Kate Simants

Winner of the Bath Novel Award, this is an immersive and heartrending thriller, set in the world of the foster system and forgotten children

Call Me Mummy

Tina Baker

An emotionally charged psychological thriller that takes the abducted-child plotline to a whole new level. The must-read thriller for 2021.

The Resident

David Jackson

From the bestselling author of Cry Baby comes a brand new thriller that will keep you up at night: a serial killer on the run hides out in the shared…

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