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Article  •  14 March 2023

 

Find your next thrill!

Thrill-seekers! After a fast-paced, chilling and unputdownable read?

We’ve lined up extracts from our favourite new crime and thriller reads to help you pick your perfect reading poison . . .

I Will Find You Harlan Coben

From the #1 author and creator of many hit Netflix series, including Stay Close, comes this new page turning thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. David Burroughs has been wrongfully accused and imprisoned for the murder of Matthew, his son. When he discovers that his boy may still be alive he plans a harrowing escape, determined to save Matthew and clear his name.

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The Last Orphan Gregg Hurwitz

Perfect for fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, this is the latest instalment of the bestselling Orphan X series. Evan Smoak has spent years atoning for his former life of doing the government’s dirty work, but now the President has put him in an impossible spot: kill a man, or be executed. Evan has to decide what’s more important – his principles or his life.

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Dead Tide Fiona McIntosh

A heart-stopping new novel of greed and corruption from the bestselling author of Mirror Man. Detective Superintendent Jack Hawksworth is drawn into a chilling new case that reaches across the world, but whilst following up his leads he also becomes caught up in an intoxicating private drama. With his personal and professional business entangled once again, Jack must put his own life on the line to bring justice to those who are grieving.

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The Drift C. J. Tudor

A crashed coach full of students. A stuck cable car full of strangers. An isolated chalet full of friends. A killer snowstorm outside. Inside one group, a killer. But which one? And why is no rescue coming? How did they become trapped? And what were they all trying to escape?

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3 Days to Live James Patterson

A collection of three gripping, female led stories from the world's bestselling thriller writer. A CIA-agent and her new husband are poisoned on their honeymoon- leaving her seventy-two hours to take revenge, a tech executive turns an order to kill his family into a chance to relive his military glory days, and a pair of grifters vie to control their former employer's estate - facing off against the Russian mob.

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23rd Midnight James Patterson

The thrilling new instalment in the globally bestselling Women's Murder Club series. Detective Lindsay Boxer put serial killer Evan Burke behind bars. Now a new killer has recreated Burke's most infamous crimes, and disappeared without a trace . . .

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Strange Sally Diamond Liz Nugent

Sally Diamond cannot understand why what she did was so strange. She was only doing what her father told her to do, to put him out with the rubbish when he died. Now Sally is the centre of attention, not only from the hungry media and worried police, but also from a stranger who knows far more about her past than she knows herself. . .

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The Dead of Winter Stuart MacBride

How can you tell who did it when everyone is guilty? From the outside, Glenfarach looks like a quaint, sleepy, snow-dusted village but this unassuming place is the last resort for criminals who've served their sentences but can't be safely released into the general population. DI Victoria Montgomery Porter was just supposed to drop her 'guest' off and head home, but when an ex-cop-turned-gangster is discovered skinned alive in his bungalow, someone needs to take charge. A darkly entertaining new crime novel from bestselling author, Stuart Macbride.

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White Fox Owen Matthews

The gripping completion of the Alexander Vasin trilogy, a taut, nail-bitingly atmospheric historical thriller about two competing KGB operatives racing to uncover the devastating truth behind the assassination of JFK. This is a page-turning thriller - a race against time across Soviet Russia, where the participants face impossible odds and must decide between truth, justice and all-out war.

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The Things We Do To Our Friends Heather Darwent

An intoxicating upmarket thriller with shades of The Secret History. Clare arrives at the University of Edinburgh with a secret. This is her chance for a blank slate. And then she meets Tabitha. Immediately sucked into an enigmatic circle of friends and their dizzying world of sophisticated dinner parties and summers in France, the new life Clare hoped for has begun. Then Tabitha reveals the little project they're working on. A project they need Clare to help them with. And Clare has no way to refuse. Because they know what she did . . .

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The Half Burnt House Alex North

The creepy new thriller from the bestselling author of The Whisper Man. Katie made a stupid, selfish decision as a teenager, and it left her relationship with her little brother Chris in tatters. They haven’t spoken in years. Then she gets a call - from a detective. A body has been found in a sprawling but abandoned mansion. Chris is the prime suspect. Katie knows this might be her last, best chance to save her brother. But she doesn't realise that this isn't the first murder - and so she doesn't know how much danger she's in...

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