The best thriller books of 2023, and all time

We've curated our edit of the best new thriller books of 2023, look back at the best of 2022, and share our top thriller books of all time. 

From edge-of-your-seat psychological thrillers to gripping crime novels, 2022 was a nail-biting year for thriller books, with more exciting 2023 reads still to come. C. M. Ewan's locked-room thriller The Interview will have you turning pages through the night, while not one but two eagerly anticipated new books from literary great Cormac McCarthy should shoot to the top of your TBR pile. Read on for our edit of unmissable thrillers to read right now. 

For more inspiration, discover our selection of the best crime fiction here.

The best new thriller books of 2023

The 6:20 Man

by David Baldacci

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Set in the fast-paced world of high finance, David Baldacci brings us another heart-racing thriller. As Travis Devine swaps fighting the Taliban and Al Qaeda for New York's financial district, he is soon embroiled in the greed, power and jealousy that pervades the cut-throat world of investment banking. Every day, Devine puts on a his suit and boards the 6.20 a.m. commuter train to Manhattan. But his routine is quickly shattered by an anonymous email declaring that Sarah Ewes, his colleague and friend, has been found dead – and she is just the first victim. Soon, Devine must question who he can trust and who he must fight . . .  


by Jane Harper

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Critically acclaimed author Jane Harper returns with Exiles, securing her place as the trailblazer of the 'outback noir' genre. After Kim Gillespie disappears from a busy festival, leaving her baby alone in the pram, her absence casts a long shadow over her friends and loved ones. A year later, Kim's loved ones gather to welcome a new addition to the family. Among them is Aaron Falk, a federal investigator, who soon becomes suspicious about Kim's case. As long-held resentments and secrets are exposed, Falk will have to tread carefully to get to the truth . . . 

The Marriage Act

by John Marrs

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From the author of The One, now an eight-part Netflix series, John Marrs' The Marriage Act brings us a dystopian thriller packed full of twists. Set in Britain in the near future, a right-wing government believes the answer to society's ills is the Sanctity of Marriage Act, where marriage is the expectation and single citizens are shunned. To ensure compliance, the government must keep a watchful eye over every aspect of couples' personal lives. But four couples are about to discover just how challenging relationships can be when someone else is always watching. 

The Murders at Fleat House

by Lucinda Riley

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The sudden death of a pupil in Fleat House at St Stephen’s – a small private boarding school in deepest Norfolk – is a shocking event that the headmaster is very keen to call a tragic accident. But the case prompts the return of high-flying Detective Inspector Jazmine ‘Jazz’ Hunter to the force. As she begins to probe the circumstances around Charlie Cavendish's death, she senses foul play. As staff at the school close ranks, the disappearance of another young pupil and the death of an elderly Classics master provide Jazz with important leads, but as snow covers the landscape and another suspect goes missing, Jazz must also confront her personal demons. From the author of The Seven Sisters, Lucinda Riley brings us another unmissable thriller. 

The best thriller books of 2022

Picture You Dead

by Peter James

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In the eagerly awaited latest installment in the bestselling Roy Grace series, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace finds himself plunged into an unfamiliar and rarefied world of fine art; but beneath the veneer lurks greed, deception and violence. Harry and Freya are an ordinary couple who dreamed for years of finding an overlooked treasure at a car boot sale, until the day they did. Behind the drab portrait they bought for a few pounds, they find a stunning landscape that might just be a long-lost masterpiece from 1770, and worth millions. One collector is certain it's genuine, and he'll stop at nothing to get what he wants. Soon harry and Freya's dream come true becomes a nightmare.

The Passenger & Stella Maris: Boxed Set

by Cormac McCarthy

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The Passenger

A sunken jet. Nine passengers. A missing body. The Passenger is the story of a salvage diver, haunted by loss, afraid of the watery deep, pursued for a conspiracy beyond his understanding, and longing for a death he cannot reconcile with God. 

Stella Maris

God. Truth. Existence. Told ten years prior to The Passenger and by a different sibling, Stella Maris is the story of a mathematician, twenty years old, admitted to hospital with forty thousand dollars in a plastic bag and one request: she does not want to talk about her brother. 

The Favour

by Nora Murphy

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Smart professional women, Leah Dawson and McKenna Hawkins share a lot, though they have never met. They both live in sunny affluent areas with picket fences and gorgeous gardens. Both are married to men who are intent on having 'the perfect wife.' When the two women do finally cross paths, they recognise each other, each instinctively knowing that the other lives in a hell of their husband's making. And there is no way to get out of hell. Is there? 

Night Shift

by Robin Cook

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From the trailblazer of the medical thriller genre, Robin Cook's latest novel Night Shift is an exhilarating murder mystery. Doctors Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery are married and both work in the fast-paced metropolis of New York City. But when Laurie's friend Dr Sue Passero dies mysteriously in a hospital parking garage, an autopsy is required – and Jack is put in charge of this as part of his new role as chief medical examiner. Sensing foul play around Sue's death, Jack sets out to investigate on-site at the hospital, putting himself at risk of a deranged killer who is ready to strike again . . . 

The Vacation

by John Marrs

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How far would you go to get away from your past? Venice Beach in LA is heaven on earth, with tourists galore flocking to the ocean and Hollywood promise. But for eight strangers staying at a beach-front hostel, a holiday is not the first thing on their minds. All of them are on the run, and all have secrets they would murder to keep. The Vacation is a gripping, holiday-set thriller from John Marrs, who wrote The One, now a Netflix Original Series – it was longlisted for the 2022 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. 

The Party House

by Lin Anderson

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Devastated by a recent pandemic brought in by outsiders, the villagers of Blackrig in the Scottish Highlands are outraged when they find that the nearby estate plans to reopen its luxury ‘party house’ to tourists. As animosity sparks amongst the locals, part of the property is damaged and, in the ensuing chaos, the remains of a young girl are found in the wreck. Seventeen-year-old Ailsa Cummings went missing five years ago, never to be seen again – until now . . .

Luckiest Girl Alive

by Jessica Knoll

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As addictive as Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, and coming soon to Netflix, Luckiest Girl Alive tells the story of Ani FaNelli – successful, glamorous and hoping to prove it through a documentary showing how well she has survived the traumatic events of her high school years. But can Ani maintain her shiny exterior? Or will her past come back to haunt her?

The Blame Game

by Sandie Jones

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“He came to me for help. . . Now it has gone too far.” When people enter marriage therapy, you expect there to be two sides to the story. But you don’t expect one of them to be the therapist’s. . . A dark, twisting thriller of domestic deceit and overstepping the line from The Other Woman and The Guilt Trip.

The Axe Woman

by Håkan Nesser

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The fifth and final Inspector Barbarotti novel from the godfather of Swedish crime. When Ellen Bjarnebo’s partner disappears, she's the prime suspect. She’s a notorious killer, and served eleven years for dismembering her abusive first husband with an axe. But when she also vanishes, Inspector Gunnar Barbarotti must use all his ingenuity to try to solve the case.

Daisy Darker

by Alice Feeney

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It's Halloween, and Daisy Darker has just arrived at her grandmother’s house to celebrate her eightieth birthday. The house, Seaglass, sits perched on a rugged private island whose granite rocks are isolated form the rest of the world whenever the tide comes in. The Darker family haven't been reunited for over a decade, and this time, by the time the tide goes out, one of them will be dead.

This all-consuming psychological thriller with a spectacular twist is a must-read book for the summer.

Out Of Her Depth

by Lizzy Barber

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Rachel is a modest young woman from a sleepy London suburb. She has a summer job at the stunning Villa Medici in the Tuscan hills, surrounded by hedonistic teenagers, whose partying goes too far one night. This is a simmering summer thriller about teenage antics on the edge of reason, with more than a dash of Patricia Highsmith in its tense unfolding.

State of Terror

by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny

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State of Terror follows a novice Secretary of State who has joined the administration of her rival, a president inaugurated after four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage. A series of terrorist attacks throws the global order into disarray, and the secretary is tasked with assembling a team to unravel the deadly conspiracy, a scheme carefully designed to take advantage of an American government dangerously out of touch and out of power in the places where it counts the most.

This high-stakes thriller of international intrigue features behind-the-scenes global drama informed by details only an insider could know.


by Thora Hjörleifsdóttir Translated by Meg Matich

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Twenty-year-old Lilja is in love. He is older and beautiful, a Derrida-quoting intellectual. He is also a serial cheater, gaslighter and narcissist. Lilja will do anything to hold on to him. And so she accepts his deceptions and endures his sexual desires. She rationalizes his toxic behaviour and permits him to cross all her boundaries. In her desperation to be the perfect lover, she finds herself unable to break free from the toxic cycle. And then an unexpected ultimatum: an all-consuming love, or the promise of a life reclaimed.

The Other Side of Night

by Adam Hamdy

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David Asha wants to tell you a story about three people. Elliott Asha, his son, broken by a loss that will redeem him. Ben Elmys, a surrogate father and David’s trusted friend, a man who might also be a murderer. Harriet Kealty, a retired detective searching for answers to three mysterious deaths, while also investigating a man who might turn out to be the love of her life.

Every word David tells you is true, but you will think it fiction . . .

A big-hearted, big-brain, novel that you'll finish in three days and think about for the rest of the year. Wonderful.
Stuart Turton on The Other Side of Night

Perfect People

by Peter James

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John and Naomi Klaesson are devastated by the loss of their four-year-old to a rare genetic disease. All they want is to have another baby, but the genetic odds are against them having a healthy child. Enter geneticist Doctor Leo Dettore, whose expensive clinic offers the couple all they've ever wanted. But soon the dream of the perfect child turns into a sinister nightmare. One that is impossible to exit, as Naomi is already pregnant . . .

If you love Peter James, discover our guide to his bestselling Roy Grace series here.

The Melting

by Lize Spit

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Eva was one of three children who grew up in a sheltered Flemish town in the late 1980s. In her friendship with Laurens and Pim, Eva sought an escape from her desolate family life. But alongside adolescence came growing sexual desire, and the children began a game that would have terrible consequences for them all. Now it's thirteen years on, and Eva is back in the village, with a big block of ice in the boot of her car and a determination to settle old scores.

Die Twice

by Andrew Grant

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For fans of Bond and Bourne, don't miss this pulse-racing spy thriller by Andrew Grant, the co-author of the Jack Reacher novels. Obliged to leave New York City in the aftermath of his previous mission, David Trevellyan is summoned to the British Consulate in Chicago where, just a week before, his new handler was attacked and shot by a Royal Navy Intelligence operative gone bad. Assigned the task of finding the rogue agent, and putting an end to his treacherous scheme, Trevellyan soon finds that once again his only hope of saving countless innocent lives lies not within the system, but in his instinctive belief.

The Club

by Ellery Lloyd

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The grand opening of Island Home – a forgotten island transformed into the height of luxury – is set to be the celebrity event of the decade. But as the first guests arrive, the weekend soon proves deadly – because it turns out that even the most beautiful people can keep the ugliest secrets and, in a world where reputation is everything, they'll do anything to keep it.

The Club is an exhilarating, addictive read, telling a story of ambition, excess, and what happens when people who have everything – or nothing – to lose are pushed to their limit.

The Golden Couple

by Greer Hendricks

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The Golden Couple is the new addictive page-turning psychological thriller from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the authors of the bestselling The Wife Between Us.

Marissa and Mathew Bishop seem like the golden couple . . . until Marissa cheats. In a desperate attempt to repair her family, Marissa takes a chance on maverick therapist Avery Chambers, who lost her licence due to controversial methods. But when the Bishops step into Avery’s office, it soon becomes clear that the biggest secrets in the room are still hidden, and it’s no longer simply a marriage that’s in danger. 

Not all of them are who they seem, and matters are about to turn deadly . . . 

The Interview

by C. M. Ewan

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It is Friday, 5 p.m. You're being interviewed for the job you always wanted, in an office thirteen floors above the city. There's nobody else around but you and the interviewer, and their questions are getting stranger and more unsettling. Your fear is rising, and the only route out is to answer a seemingly impossible question. This nail-biting novel comes from bestselling mystery and thriller author C. M. Ewan.


by Ken Follett

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Bestselling thriller writer Ken Follett is back after over a decade, with a compelling novel featuring a stolen army drone, a hidden stash of highly toxic chemicals, a genius Chinese spymaster and a US president with a populist rival hot on his heels. 

Never is a terrifying look at how international and diplomatic peacetime is only a few missteps away from a chain reaction of catastrophic consequences, with only three very different protagonists able to prevent disaster by working in the shadows.

A terrifying, heart-stopping ride and a highly original and deeply disturbing thriller. I've been a Chris Ewan fan for a while, but in this book he soars to another level entirely.
Sharon Bolton on The Interview


by David Baldacci

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Is the hunt finally over?

Thriller writer David Baldacci's series featuring Special Agent Atlee Pine continues, with the detective still searching for her twin sister Mercy, who was abducted when they were just six years old. As she uncovers the incredible truth about her lost sister and her parents, Atlee and her assistant Carol must take on their most deadly challenge yet.

We Had To Remove This Post

by Hanna Bervoets

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Translated by Emma Rault

Kayleigh needs money. That’s why she takes a job at a social media platform whose name she isn’t allowed to mention. Her job: reviewing offensive videos and pictures, rants and conspiracy theories, and deciding which need to be removed. It’s gruelling work, yet Kayleigh is good at her job, and in her colleagues she finds a group of friends, even a new girlfriend — and for the first time in her life, Kayleigh’s future seems bright. But soon the job seems to change them all, shifting their worlds in alarming ways. When her colleagues begin to break down; when Sigrid, her new girlfriend, grows increasingly distant and fragile; when her friends start espousing the very conspiracy theories they’re meant to be evaluating; Kayleigh begins to wonder if the job may be too much for them. She’s still totally fine, though – or is she?

Hare House

by Sally Hinchcliffe

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On a crisp autumn day a woman travels to London, having left her post at a London girls school in murky circumstances. She starts to explore the land around her cottage on the isolated Hare House estate, walking the moors and woodland. And she begins to hear unsettling stories, of witches, strange clay figures, and young men scared out of their wits. Having made friends with her landlord Grant and his sister Cass, doubts begin to descend. And when a snowfall traps the inhabitants of the house together, the tension escalates . . .

The Mother

by Yvvette Edwards

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Marcia Williams thought she knew her son. She thought he was safe. She was wrong.

Today, Marcia is heading to the Old Bailey. She's going there to do something no mother should ever have to do: to attend the trial of the boy accused of her son's murder. Her son Ryan was not the kind of boy to get mixed up in violent crime, but Tyson Manley most certainly is. Racing against the ticking clock of the progressing trial, Marcia tries to get the answers she needs from Sweetie, Tyson's girlfriend who knows more than she's willing to say . . .

City of Vengeance

by D. V. Bishop

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Florence, 1536. When a prominent Jewish moneylender is found dead, Cesare Aldo, an officer of the criminal court, is tasked with solving his murder. Over the course of his investigation, Aldo uncovers a plot to overthrow the unstable ruler of Florence, Alessandro de’ Medici. Aldo is caught in a frantic race against time to solve the murder and stop the conspiracy, while keeping his own secrets safely locked away. This historical crime thriller is an exciting debut from D. V. Bishop.

Cherish Farrah: A Novel

by Bethany C. Morrow

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Seventeen-year-old Farrah has always been jealous of Cherish Whitman. Or more specifically, Cherish's white, adoptive family. Cherish receives special treatment and is spoiled in ways Farrah can only wish for, and soon she is calculating ways in which to further ingratiate herself into the Whitman family. But as she gets ever closer, Farrah's own parents begin to warn her that there is something wrong with the Whitmans. And when strange events really do begin to occur in the Whitman household – it's nothing Farrah can't handle . . . right?


by Sarah Hilary

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Fragile is a modern Gothic psychological thriller with a contemporary twist on the classic novel Rebecca, from award-winning and critically acclaimed writer Sarah Hilary.

Nell Ballard is a runaway. A former foster child with a dark secret she is desperate to keep, all Nell wants is to find a place she can belong. So when a job comes up at Starling Villas, home to the enigmatic Robin Wilder, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. But her new lodgings may not be the safe haven that she was hoping for. Her employer lives by a set of rigid rules and she soon sees that he is hiding secrets of his own.

The Heron's Cry

by Ann Cleeves

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It's an idyllic hot summer in North Devon when Detective Matthew Venn gets the call to come to the home of a group of artists – there has been a murder. Dr Nigel Yeo has been stabbed, and the weapon is one of his glassblower daughter's vases. As Matthew attempts to solve the killing of a good man, someone else in the community is slain in a similar way. The key to murders lies disturbingly close to home, in a web of lies which Matthew must attempt to untangle. The latest in the bestselling series featuring Detective Matthew Venn.

The Lonely Ones

by Håkan Nesser

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In 1969, a group of six students come to Uppsala, Sweden, and slowly become three couples during their time at university. But after a summer trip behind the Iron Curtain to Eastern Europe, everything changes for them. 

Back in Sweden, one of the students is found dead at the bottom of a cliff in a wood near Kymlinge. And years later, a lecturer at Lund University is found dead at exactly the same spot. The fourth in a series of novels featuring Inspector Gunnar Barbarotti, The Lonely Ones follows the inspector on one of his gravest investigations yet.

The godfather of Swedish crime
Metro on author Håkan Nesser


by Robin Cook

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This gripping read from bestselling author Dr Robin Cook sees a family fall victim to a rare and lethal virus. Brian Murphy is enjoying a summer break with his family when his wife Emma comes down with a mild flu. Back in New York, her condition worsens with terrifying speed: she has come down with a mosquito-borne viral disease, and Brian and Emma's young daughter is falling ill too. 

When the family's health insurer refuses to pay their vast hospital bills, Brian vows to take on an industry that preys on the sick and vulnerable. Meanwhile the virus is spreading, and nobody seems interested...

Sixteen Horses

by Greg Buchanan

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Near the dying English seaside town of Ilmarsh, local police detective Alec Nichols discovers sixteen horses’ heads on a farm, each buried with a single eye facing the low winter sun. After forensic veterinarian Cooper Allen travels to the scene, the investigators uncover evidence of a chain of crimes in the community – disappearances, arson and mutilations – all culminating in the reveal of something deadly lurking in the ground. A story of enduring guilt, trauma and punishment, set in a small seaside community the rest of the world has left behind, Sixteen Horses is the debut literary thriller from an extraordinary talent. 

Daughters of Night

by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

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This historical crime thriller is the second from Laura Shepherd-Robinson, following her award-winning debut Blood & Sugar. Set in London in 1782, it’s the story of Caroline Corsham, who is determined to seek justice for a string of murders of high-class prostitutes – crimes that the police are all too happy to ignore. As she delves deeper into the darkest, hidden corners of Georgian society, Caroline soon finds that much more than her reputation is at stake. . .

Anywhere You Run

by Wanda M. Morris

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From the author of All Her Little Secrets, comes another gripping thriller, this time set in Jim Crow Mississippi. After the murder of a white man, two Black sisters run away to different parts of the country. What neither of them realise is there's a man hot on their trail, and with him, he carries a disturbing motive for finding the sisters that is unknown to everyone but him . . . 

The best thriller books of all time

The Wonder

by Emma Donoghue

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The eleven-year-old girl who has stopped eating, but seems remarkably fine. The nurse sent to see if she’s a fraud. The journalist, on the hunt for a story. Are they experiencing a miracle, or is a child being murdered in slow motion in front of their eyes? Now a Netflix Original film, this novel by the bestselling author of Room, is a compulsive, psychologically complex read.

A Gambling Man

by David Baldacci

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Evoking the golden age of crime writing with its 1940s California-setting, David Baldacci's latest thriller is a must-read for fans of his previous books and lovers of historical crime thrillers. Set amongst the gamblers and gangsters of the seedy-underbelly of America's casinos and the second instalment in his new series starring ex-jailbird Aloysius Archer, A Gambling Man will transport you straight to the smoke-filled burlesque clubs and slot machines of Reno and Bay Town. 

Discover our guide to David Baldacci's series, here.

Raven Black

by Ann Cleeves

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Raven Black is the first novel in Ann Cleeves’ crime fiction series Shetland, which is now a hit TV series on BBC One starring Douglas Henshall as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez.

In the first instalment in the series, the strangled body of a teenage girl is discovered by a neighbour on a bitterly cold January morning. The community are quick to suspect loner Magnus Tait, and suspicion and fear soon engulf the small island. Led by Detective Inspector Perez, the police must search out the killer before they strike again.

Discover all of Ann Cleeves' Shetland books in order, here.

Dead Simple

by Peter James

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In Dead Simple, Peter James introduces us to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace as he takes on his first major case. It appears that a harmless stag-night prank has gone terribly wrong, with the groom disappeared and his friends dead. With three days to go until the wedding, the bride is understandably distraught. As Grace investigates, he discovers one man who has a lot to gain if the groom would only stay missing. 

The Axeman's Jazz

by Ray Celestin

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Inspired by a true story and set against the heady backdrop of jazz-filled, mob-ruled New Orleans, The Axeman's Jazz is the first instalment in Ray Celestin's gripping City Blues Quartet, a page-turning historical crime fiction series.

New Orleans, 1919. A serial killer stalks the city and issues an ultimatum: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim.
As the fearful city complies with his demands, three individuals are set on unmasking the killer’s identity. The Axeman’s Jazz is a tale of gruesome murders, secrets and lies, set against the backdrop of a vibrant and violent city . . . 

My Sister, the Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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Korede has always been a good big sister, stepping in to help her little sibling clean up her messes. Unfortunately, Ayoola’s messes tend to be lethal.  In fact, she’s dispatched her last three boyfriends in ‘self-defence’. Family comes first, until Ayoola starts dating the doctor at the surgery where Korede works . . . 

American Psycho

by Bret Easton Ellis

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Wall Street in the eighties; the American dream in overdrive. On the surface, Patrick Bateman is living the dream: a job as a stockbroker, dinner dates every night at the latest restaurant in town, a string of admirers – aided by his charm and good looks. But behind the pristine façade lurks a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial life, Bateman pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream turns to nightmare. One of the most controversial novels of all time, American Psycho (which was adapted into a film of the same name in 2000) is a disturbingly brilliant black satire about the darkest side of human nature.

The Fishermen

by Chigozie Obioma

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A mesmerising debut from author Chigozie Obioma, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize when it was released in 2015. The story follows a family in ruins in the style of a classical Greek tragedy; four brothers decide to fish at a forbidden local river when their strict father is away, but encounter a local madman in a frenzy, who tells them a prophecy that one of the brothers will kill the eldest son of the family. From this encounter, Obioma's novel grows in scope by gaining incredible complexity and emotional power as it spirals towards a heartbreaking ending. 


by Blake Crouch

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Barry Sutton is on a quest for the truth. Across the country people are waking up with memories of a life they have not lived. Are they victims of a mysterious, new disease affecting memory? Or is something terrible happening to the very fabric of reality? Recursion is the follow-up to the time twisting science fiction thriller Dark Matter.

The Wife Between Us

by Greer Hendricks

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This shocking and intelligent domestic thriller is the debut novel from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Unstable Vanessa is obsessed with her ex-husband and his new, younger fiancé, and she’ll stop at nothing to make sure they don’t get married. But what’s really driving her obsession – is it jealousy or something else? 

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

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This twisty psychological thriller became a phenomenon when it was published, selling over twenty million copies worldwide and being adapted into a hit film starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. When Nick Dunne wakes up on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary to find his wife missing, he quickly becomes the police’s chief suspect. Amy’s friends reveal she was afraid of him, there are strange searches on his computer and persistent calls to his mobile phone, but Ben swears he knows nothing about any of this. So what really happened to Amy Dunne?