The Hungry Dark by Jen Williams

This is a slow-burn creepy horror/thriller set in the UK’s Lake District. The setting plays a big part of the story here – it’s beautiful, ominous, old, mysterious.But let’s start at the beginning. Ashley Whitelam is a psychic, and yes she...

Mania by Lionel Shriver

Mania is an interesting and challenging read from Shriver.It’s a satire set in an alternate world in which the Mental Parity movement takes off in 2011. This movement essentially states that everyone is equally intelligent (some people simply process things in...

Think Twice by Harlan Coben

I’m unsure whether I’ve read any Myron Bolitor before (I think I might have done but before I kept records; I’ve definitely read a Win book or two), but that didn’t stop me from launching headfirst into this twisty turny crime thriller.It...

Alien Clay by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Alien Clay is a book about politics as much as it is about aliens.It begins as Professor Arton Daghdev plummets at speed to the ground of the planet Kiln, thrown from the latest ship bearing new workers. He’s been exiled due to political activism, now condemned...

How to Solve Your Own Murder by Kristen Perrin

How to Solve Your Own Murder is an intriguing and cosy-ish mystery that spans two viewpoints and several decades. In 1965, 17-yr-old Frances has her fortune told, but is dismayed to hear a prophecy that includes her own murder. Eventually, she will become obsessed...