Review: The Big Chill, by Doug Johnstone

Haunted by their past, the Skelf women are hoping for a quieter life. But running both a funeral directors’ and a private investigation business means trouble is never far away, and when a car crashes into the open grave at a funeral Dorothy is conducting, she can’t help looking into the dead driver’s shadowy life.Continue reading “Review: The Big Chill, by Doug Johnstone”

Extract Post: Ash Mountain, by Helen Fitzgerald

Fran hates her hometown, and she thought she’d escaped. But her father is ill, and needs care. Her relationship is over, and she hates her dead-end job in the city, anyway. She returns home to nurse her dying father, her distant teenage daughter in tow for the weekends. There, in the sleepy town of AshContinue reading “Extract Post: Ash Mountain, by Helen Fitzgerald”

Extract Post: The Creak on the Stairs, by Eva Bjorg Aegisdottir

The first in the electrifying new Forbidden Iceland series, The Creak on the Stairs is an exquisitely written, claustrophobic and chillingly atmospheric debut thriller by one of Iceland’s most exciting new talents. When the body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that she’sContinue reading “Extract Post: The Creak on the Stairs, by Eva Bjorg Aegisdottir”

Review: Sister, by Kjell Ola Dahl

The Oslo Detectives are back in another slice of gripping, dark Nordic Noir, and their new colleague has more at stake than she’s prepared to reveal… Pub date: 30 April 2020ISBN 13: 978-1-913193-02-7EPUB: 978-1-913193-03-4Price: £8.99 Oslo detective Frølich searches for the mysterious sister of a young femaleasylum seeker, but when people start to die, everythingContinue reading “Review: Sister, by Kjell Ola Dahl”

Review: Beast, by Matt Wesolowski

Continuing the unique, explosive Six Stories series, based aroundsix podcasts comes a compulsive, taut and terrifying thriller, anda bleak and distressing look at modern society’s desperation forattention. Beast will unveil a darkness from which you may neverreturn… In the wake of the ‘Beast from the East ’ cold snap that ravagedthe UK in 2018, aContinue reading “Review: Beast, by Matt Wesolowski”