#50 The Woods by Vanessa Savage

For Tess, her older sister Bella is her whole world. She’s smart and beautiful and popular – everything Tess isn’t – and since the death of their mother it’s just been them and their grieving father. But now a new family has moved into the empty house on the edge of the woods, bringing with…

#49 Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain

It’s June 2008 and twenty-one-year-old Adam Lattimer vanishes, presumed dead. The strain of his disappearance breaks his already fragile family. Ten years later, with his mother deceased and siblings scattered across the globe, Adam turns up unannounced at the family home. His siblings return reluctantly to Spanish Cove, but Adam’s reappearance poses more questions than…

#35 Trust Me, I’m Dead by Sherryl Clark

She hasn’t seen her brother in years. Now, he’s dead. When Judi Westerholme finds out her estranged brother has been murdered, she assumes it’s connected to his long term drug addiction. Returning home, she is shocked to discover he had been clean for years, had a wife – now missing – a child and led…

#25 When You Disappeared by John Marrs

When Catherine wakes up alone one morning, she thinks her husband has gone for a run before work. But Simon never makes it to the office. His running shoes are by the front door. Nothing is missing – except him. Catherine knows Simon must be in trouble. He wouldn’t just leave her. He wouldn’t leave…

#20 Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

It was about time I dipped my toes into Karin Slaughter again. I got this book for Christmas, and I thought with today (29.3.20) being so gloomy and rainy, that it was the perfect time to read. I also didn’t wake till 11:30am because I’d been awake continuously during the night (insomnia) and needed to…

#17 My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni

Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House—a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder—is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD…

#14 Fever of the Blood by Oscar de Muriel

New Year’s Day, 1889. In Edinburgh’s lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective ‘Nine-Nails’ McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey. Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patient – a girl who had been mute for years. What made her…

#13 The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel

Edinburgh, 1888. A violinist is murdered in his home. The dead virtuoso’s maid swears she heard three musicians playing in the night. But with only one body in the locked practice room – and no way in or out – the case makes no sense. Fearing a national panic over another Ripper, Scotland Yard sends…

Kindle Haul – So Tiny It’s Almost Not Worth A Mention!!

I did actually start reading a book today, but then work took over. Then there was a power cut which lasted over an hour and my boredom levels hit a new low. I was actually just being sneaky in seeing if any of the books on my ‘birthday books’ wishlist had disappeared. TBH, I can’t…

#4 Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock

Sitting on the top deck of a bus days before Christmas, Maya sees a couple arguing violently in the middle of a crowded Regent Street. They see her watching, she looks away, and the woman disappears. Maya goes to the police, who shrug and send her away. Then a body turns up… Now convinced she…