• Launch Code – Michael Ridpath

1983: Submarine Lieutenant Bill Guth receives the order to launch nuclear missiles in a retaliatory strike against the USSR. In the chaos that follows, one person on board lies dead. 2019: A historian who had tried unsuccessfully to get Bill Guth to talk about the near-apocalyptic incident is brutally murdered. As the layers of history reveal themselves, it becomes clear there is a killer at work who will stop at nothing to keep the secrets of 1983 where they belong.

  • How To Play Dead – Jacqueline Ward

Ria Taylor is everything to everyone. Wife and mother, the centre of her family. And the manager of a refuge for women whose partners have driven them out of their own homes. But one night, with her husband away, Ria receives a terrifyingly sinister message. Someone is watching her. Someone who seems to know everything about her. As events escalate, and terror takes hold, she knows what she should do—seek help. But Ria is the help.

  • The Andromeda Evolution – Michael Crichton & Daniel H. Wilson

Fifty years after The Andromeda Strain, the threat returns.

Half a century ago, a military satellite was knocked out of orbit and fell to Earth in northern Arizona, bringing with it a hostile microbe that nearly wiped out an entire town. And then it disappeared. Now it’s back, and about to set off a worldwide catastrophe.

  • The Strangers We Know – Pip Drysdale

When Charlie sees a man who is the spitting image of her husband Oliver on a dating app, her heart stops.

But Charlie soon discovers that infidelity is the least of her problems. Nothing is as it seems and nobody is who she thinks they are…

  • From Russia With Blood – Heidi Blake

The explosive, untold story of how Russia mastered targeted assassination. 

Working with bags of crime scene evidence, hundreds of thousands of pages of exclusive documents, surveillance footage, classified intelligence briefings, forensically restored phones and computers, and hundreds of insider interviews, Heidi Blake bravely exposes how Russia’s killing campaign fits into Putin’s pursuit of global dominance – and why Western governments have failed time and again to stop the bloodshed.