New crime books to read in 2018
From terrifying psychopaths and secret agents to competitive siblings and outwitted sleuths, here are our new crime thriller books to add to your reading list.
When Anna's older sister goes missing as a teenager, Anna copes by disappearing too and building a life for herself abroad. Thirty years later, the death of her mother finally forces Anna to return home. Tasked with sorting through her mother's possessions, she begins to confront not just her mother's death, but also the huge hole Gabriella's disappearance left in her life. But is it too late for Anna to uncover the truth about Gabriella's disappearance?
The Missing Girl is out now in hardback and ebook.
Seventeen years ago, Damian Walker abducted five women because the voices in his head told him to. After serving his time, Walker is no longer deemed a threat and is released with a new identity. Within hours, a woman is attacked but Walker has proof it's not him. DI Jessica Daniel is tasked with investigating the murder and keeping an eye on Walker. All the while, faces from Jessica’s past are watching and waiting...
Eye for an Eye publishes is out in paperback, ebook and audio on 11th January 2018.
When 15-year-old golden girl Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched – not the boy who was secretly in love with her; not the girl who wanted her life; not the police officer assigned to investigate her murder.
'Girl in Snow is a perfectly-paced and tautly-plotted thriller.' - Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
Girl in Snow is out in hardback, ebook and audio on 11th January 2018.
The endless rains have led to violent floods in Inspector Montalbano's hometown leaving behind a sea of mud... and the body of Giuglù Nicotra. All the evidence points to the world of construction and public contracts - and with it, the Mafia. As Montalbano wades through a world just as impenetrable as mud, there's one question on his mind: in his strange and untimely death, was Giuglù Nicotra trying to tell him something?
The Pyramid of Mud is out in hardback, ebook and audio on 11th January 2018.
Vivian Miller is a CIA analyst assigned to uncover Russian sleeper cells in the USA. She manages to access the computer of a potential Russian spy, but what she finds will not only put her life in danger, but that of her husband and children. And now she’s torn between defending the country she has sworn to protect and the need to protect her family…
Need to Know is out in hardback, ebook and audio on 25th January 2018.
Vanessa and Richard were deeply in love and married for seven years - until he left her for a younger woman. When Vanessa learns that Richard is getting married again, she will do whatever it takes to stop the wedding. One way or another.
Nellie is engaged to Richard. Caring, charismatic and protective - he's the man of her dreams. As their wedding day draws closer, Nellie can't shake the feeling that someone is watching her...
The Wife Between Us is out in hardback, ebook and audio on 8th February 2018.
The harrowing serial killer from Fiona Cummins' Rattle is back and he's found an apprentice to carry on his deadly legacy. But he can't forget the boy who escaped, or how his nemesis DS Etta Fitzroy destroyed his dreams. With a new wave of uncannily similar murders beginning, Etta is determined to find The Collector... and this time, he won't get away.
The Collector is out in hardback and ebook on 22nd February 2018.
After a series of shootings in San Francisco Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is on the hunt for an unpredictable killer, who is luring her into situations that are out of her jurisdiction. Even with warnings from the Women’s Murder Club to not get too involved, she can’t help but follow the killer into ever more terrifying terrain.
17th Suspect is out in hardback, ebook and audio on 22nd February 2018.
Chasing Phil is the true story of J. J. Wedick and Jack Brenna - two fresh-faced FBI agents about to embark on their agency's first wire-wearing undercover mission. Their target: the charismatic con man Phil Kitzer, one of the world's greatest swindler.
Over the course of one year, the young agents became entangled in Kitzer's schemes but they also grew to respect him - forming a great friendship with the con man, even after his arrest.
Chasing Phil is out in paperback, ebook and audio on 8th March 2018.
Samson O'Brien and Delilah Metcalfe are hired by a local solicitor to find the death certificate of a young woman who died over twenty years ago. As they begin their inquiries, they soon become embroiled in a mystery that has lain at the heart of the town for decades... Will uncovering the truth expose secrets that some would prefer to remain buried?
Date with Mystery is out in paperback, ebook and audio on 22nd March 2018.
When Claire Milo met Josh Flynn, she knew they were destined to be together. Shauna Everett has had her eye on Josh for years and nobody is going to stand in her way. If it means she has to play dirty to get what she wants, then so be it...
Fearless is out in hardback, ebook and audio on 22nd March 2018.
Emily thinks Adam's perfect; the man she always hoped but never thought she'd meet. But there's another woman who shares a deep bond with Adam - his manipulative mother Pammie. And Pammie wants Emily gone. Forever.
The Other Woman is out in ebook on 5th April 2018.
Jo Nesbo’s retelling of Shakespeare’s murderous play centers Inspector Macbeth. He’s clever, manipulative and an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. Driven by his greed, and the persuasion of his girlfriend Lady, he murders the Chief Commissioner and takes over his position. But with more power comes more problems, especially from those who want to take advantage of his new position…
Macbeth is out in hardback, ebook and audio on 5th April 2018.
The 14th novel in Peter James's Roy Grace series.
A parent's worst nightmare becomes reality when Kipp Brown's son Mungo vanishes at a football game. Then Kipp receives a text with a ransom demand and warning not to go the police if he ever wants to see his son alive again. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace leads a covert manhunt, but he starts to realize that not all is what it seems...
Dead If You Don't is out in hardback, ebook and audio on 17th May 2018.
The Courtney sisters, Brett and Kelly, are the shining jewels of the fiercely competitive reality TV show called Goal Diggers. Vicious backstabbing, scathing social media attacks and finely-tuned scripting draw in the viewing public every week, all orchestrated by the show’s omnipotent producers. But even they don’t know that the sisters secrets and lies will end in murder...
The Favourite Sister is out in hardback, ebook and audio on 17th May 2018.
When M15 agent Matt Logan is tasked with tracking two terrorists known as ‘Iron Sword’ and ‘Storm Fist’ he is frustrated by the red tape and rules that hinder his progress. His wishes seem to come true when he is offered the chance to join a new, deniable outfit known as ‘Blindeye’.
Then devastating news reaches Logan, throwing his world into turmoil. But one thing remains certain, he will join the team and become their fiercest, most ruthless operative...
Capture or Kill is out in hardback, ebook and audio on 31st May 2018.