Most wanted: new crime debuts
13 January 2016
By Pan Macmillan
We have some great crime fiction books from fresh new voices publishing in 2016. From chilling psychological thrillers to page-turning mysteries, there’s something for everyone.
Life is good for Anna Wright – she's a successful media executive with a great boyfriend and a lovely home. But Anna’s perfect life starts to crumble from the moment she meets a handsome stranger.
As her professional life becomes increasingly pressured and poisonous, and the attacks on Hampstead Heath causes the atmosphere near home to turn dark, Anna’s obsession with the intriguing stranger intensifies…
Rebound is out on 14 January.
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The Other Mrs Walker
An old lady dies alone in a cold Edinburgh flat surrounded by the few bojects she accured over a lifetime: a faded emerald dress, a brazil nut engraved with the ten commandments - and six orange pips sucked dry.
A few days later Margaret Penny is asked to discover the identity of the dead woman. The objects left behind will unravel Mrs Walker's real story: a story rooted in the London grime and moving from the 1930s to the present day, a story of children abandoned and lost, of beguiling sisters and misplaced mothers, of deception and thievery, family secrets and the very deepest of betrayals. For in uncovering the astonishing tale of an old woman who died alone, Margaret will finally discover her own story too...
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Lesley and her husband Mack are the sudden winners of a £15 million EuroMillions jackpot. They move with their 15-year-old daughter Rosie to an exclusive gated estate in Buckinghamshire, leaving behind their ordinary lives – and friends.
But it soon turns into their darkest nightmare when, one beautiful spring afternoon, Lesley returns to their house to find it empty: their daughter Rosie is gone.
DC Maggie Neville is assigned to be Family Liaison Officer to Lesley and Mack, supporting them while quietly trying to investigate the family. And she has a crisis threatening her own life – a secret from the past that could shatter everything she's worked so hard to build.
As Lesley and Maggie desperately try to find Rosie, their fates hurtle together on a collision course that threatens to end in tragedy...
Twelve years ago, Linda's sister Anna was murdered. Her killer was never caught, but Linda saw him. Now, all these years on, she's just seen him again. On TV.
He has since become a well-known reporter, and Linda – a famous novelist and infamous recluse – knows no one will believe her if she accuses him, so she does the only thing she can think of: she writes a thriller, Blood Sisters, about a woman who is murdered, her killer never caught.
When the book is published, she agrees to give just one media interview. At home. To the one person who knows more about the case than she does…
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