Present Tense is a gentle and enjoyable contribution to the tartan noir genre.
A rip roaring rollercoaster read with all the twists and turns of the Kingda Ka.
It should have been an idyllic day for the Turner family – until a dying man, beaten beyond all recognition, arrives at their home, uttering the words, HELP ME. Rob and Wendy Turner and their children try to explain away the horrific scene as being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but inContinue reading “ALL FALL DOWN by Tom Bale”
Can you ever truly know the one you love? Fran Hall and her husband Nathan live in a farmhouse on the edge of the Fens with their two children. One February night, when Fran is woken by her baby, she finds the bed empty beside her and Nathan gone. Searching the house for him sheContinue reading “The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent”
Tim Johnson took his baby daughter out for a walk and she never made it home. Johnson claims he was assaulted and the girl was snatched. The police see a different crime, with Johnson their only suspect. A year later, Sam Bryne is on course to be elected as one of the youngest MPs inContinue reading “Then She Was Gone by Luca Veste”
The book is a fast paced read and one where we finally understand more about Angie and her background and the lengths she will go to protect what is hers.
‘My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.’ The last people who expect to be meeting with a drug-addicted prostitute are a respected judge and his reclusive wife. And they certainly don’t plan to kill her and bury her in their exquisite suburban garden. Yet Andrew and LydiaContinue reading “Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent”
It starts with a lie. The kind we’ve all told – to a former acquaintance we can’t quite place but still, for some reason, feel the need to impress. The story of our life, embellished for the benefit of the happily married lawyer with the kids and the lovely home. And the next thingContinue reading “Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant”
Retired Chief of the National Crime Police and Swedish Security Service Lars Martin Johansson has just suffered a stroke. He is paying the price for a life of excess – stress, good food and fine wine. With his dangerously high blood pressure, his heart could fail at the slightest excitement. In the hospital, a chanceContinue reading “The Dying Detective by Leif G.W. Persson”
You’ve been held captive in one room, mentally and physically abused every day, since you were sixteen years old. Then, one night, you realize your captor has left the door to your cell unlocked. For the first time in eight years, you’re free. This is about what happens next … Lily knows that she mustContinue reading “Baby Doll by Hollie Overton”