• Platform Seven – Louise Doughty

Platform Seven at 4 am: Peterborough Railway Station is deserted. The man crossing the covered walkway on this freezing November morning is confident he’s alone. As he sits on the metal bench at the far end of the platform, it is clear his choice is strategic—he’s as far away from the night staff as he can get. What the man doesn’t realise is that has company. Lisa Evans knows what he has decided. She knows what he is about to do as she tries and fails to stop him walking to the platform edge. Two deaths on Platform Seven. Two fatalities in eighteen months—surely they’re connected? No one is more desperate to understand what connects them than Lisa Evans herself. After all, she was the first of the two to die.

  • The Stories You Tell – Kristen Lepionka

Private investigator Roxane Weary receives a panicked call from her brother, Andrew: his one-time fling, Addison, who turned up at his apartment the night before drunk, bloodied and hysterical, has gone missing. As police suspicion quickly falls on her brother, Roxane must figure out what happened. But, as Roxane tracks Addison’s digital footprint struggling to distinguish the truth from the stories people tell about themselves online, the case takes another dramatic turn.

  • The Devil’s Grip – Neal Drinnan

No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family on one day, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world-famous Stanbury sheep stud, that would emerge from the aftermath.

  • Trolls – Stefan Spjut

A far-north Scandi-horror novel about a young woman and the curse that haunts her family. When an unusually large wolf is caught on the wrong side of the Swedish border, a specialist team is sent to transport it back to Finland, but they never arrive. Meanwhile, Susso, a recluse after the traumatic events of a decade earlier, is drawn out of her self-imposed isolation when the mysterious cult leader, Lennart Brosth, escapes from his psychiatric ward. What if these two events are linked, and what if the monsters are back?

  • The Long Call – Ann Cleeves

In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father’s funeral takes place. The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too.

Now he’s back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major case in the Two Rivers region; a complex place not quite as idyllic as tourists suppose.

A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew’s new home: a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death.

Finding the killer is Venn’s only focus, and his team’s investigation will take him straight back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there.

  • A Dangerous Man – Robert Crais

Joe Pike didn’t want to run into trouble that day – he was just going to the bank. But when Isabel, a young teller, is forced into a car by two men, he has no choice but to step in. After chasing them down, he retrieves the terrified woman, and the men are arrested.

Pike, convinced that her life is still in danger, involves Elvis Cole in a search for the truth. But they’re not the only ones desperate to find it – and desperate men are dangerous.

  • Elevator Pitch – Linwood Barclay

It all begins on a Monday when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds and then plummets.

Who is behind this? What do these deadly acts of sabotage have to do with the fingerless body found on the High Line? Two seasoned New York detectives and a straight-shooting journalist must race against time to find the answers.