4.5+ Stars

The Promised Land by Barry Maitland, Review: Skilfully crafted crime

The Butcherbird Stories by A S Patric, Review: Unsettling & moving

The Long Drop by Denise Mina, Review: Unnerving psychology

The Plotters by Un-su Kim, Review: Dark humour & contradiction

JUST by Jenny Morton Potts, Review: Page turner with substance

Real Tigers by Mick Herron, Review: Dark farce thriller with bite

IF KISSES CURED CANCER by T S Hawken, Review & Author Post

SOON by Lois Murphy, Review: An utterly gripping debut