DIE TWICE

Obliged to leave New York City in the aftermath of his previous mission, David Trevellyan is summoned to the British Consulate in Chicago. To the same office 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 believe  you’re bound to do what’s right, whatever the personal cost may be.

AUTHOR: ANDREW GRANT

TITLE: DIE TWICE

GENRE: Thriller

A DEADLY CONSPIRACY

A schizophrenic man spends his days and nights on a website called Whirl360, believing he’s employed by the CIA to store the details of every town and city in the world in his head. Then one day, he sees something that shouldn’t be there: a woman being murdered behind a window on a New York street. Suddenly Thomas has more to deal with than just his delusions, as he gets drawn into a deadly conspiracy.

AUTHOR: LINWOOD BARCLAY

TITLE: TRUST YOUR EYES

GENRE: Thriller, Mystery, Psychological Thriller

A LIFE FOR A LIFE TRUTH OR DARE

Truth Or Dare By Tania Carver

Darren Richards opened his eyes to find himself duct-taped to a chair with a crossbow pointing at him. Behind the crossbow is a hooded figure wearing a black-faced, round-eyed gas mask. The figure tells him what Darren knows: that he stole a car, drove it recklessly while under the influence of drugs, and killed a woman and her baby. His solicitor managed to get the case thrown out of court on a technicality so he has not paid for his crime. That, says the figure, cannot be allowed to happen. Darren turns to his right. Next to him are his girlfriend and their baby daughter. Both similarly taped to a chair, gagged. It’s very simple, explains the figure. Either you die or your girlfriend and child die. But someone has to pay. A life for a life. The choice is Darren’s. .

AUTHOR: TANIA CARVER

TITLE: TRUTH OR DARE

GENRE: Mystery, Thriller

MY OPINION: A Must Read

THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS

 After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead? As Emily and Colin try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge: No one has actually seen Estella Lamar in years, since her only contact has been through letters and the occasional blurry news photograph. Is she even alive? Emily and Colin’s investigation of this double mystery takes them from London to Paris, where, along with their friend Cecile, they must scour the darkest corners of the city in search of the truth.

AUTHOR: TASHA ALEXANDER

TITLE: THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS

GENRE: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

MY OPINION: A Must Read

 

THE DEATH OF FELICITY FORBES

A quiet English town is left reeling when twelve-year-old Daniel Blake is discovered to have brutally murdered his schoolmate Felicity Forbes. For provincial solicitor Leo Curtice, the case promises to be the most high profile and morally challenging of his career. But as he begins his defence Leo is unprepared for the impact the public fury surrounding Felicity’s death will have on his family and his teenage daughter Ellie, above all. While Leo struggles to get Daniel to open up, hoping to unearth the reasons for the boy’s terrible crime, the build-up of pressure on Leo’s family intensifies. As the case nears its climax, events will take their darkest turn. For Leo, nothing will ever be the same again.

AUTHOR: SIMON RELIC

TITLE: THE CHILD WHO

GENRE: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller

THE SURPRISE BEFORE HE DIES

Five FBI agents are dead. Darwin Kostas has nowhere to turn, no one he can trust. Darwin’s phobias cause him great stress and now the media are calling him The Blade, even though he can’t stand the sight of knives. The FBI are hunting him. The Gambino family, violent mobsters associated with Italy’s La Cosa Nostra, want to know who he works for before they execute him. Darwin just wants to be left alone with his new wife so they can begin a domestic life, but that is not possible with so many people wanting him dead. With evidence piling up against him, a crazed, half-blind FBI agent on his tail, and a relentless mobster planning Darwin’s violent end, the only thing he has left to lose is his life. Meanwhile, the Russian Mafia are moving into new territory in Toronto. They want to know who this Darwin guy is and why he is still breathing. When they show up to take possession of his body, Darwin has one surprise left for the mobsters before he dies. 

AUTHOR: JONAS SAUL

TITLE: THE BLADE

GENRE: Suspense, Thriller, Crime

THE ONE PIECE OF EVIDENCE

In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch’s ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the “black box,” the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONNELLY

TITLE: THE BLACK BOX

GENRE: Crime Fiction, Mystery