Before I Let You In – Jenny Blackhurst

"Karen is meant to be the one who fixes problems.  It's her job, as a psychiatrist - and it's always been her role as a friend.  But Jessica is different. She should be the patient, the one that Karen helps.  But she knows things about Karen. Her friends, her personal life. Things no patient should... Continue Reading →


Safe With Me – K.L Slater

"Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it’s her turn to get even. Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn’t like to let people to get too close – she knows how much damage they... Continue Reading →

All Fall Down – Tom Bale

"You tried to save a life. Now you’re fighting to save your own.  It should have been an idyllic day for the Turner family – until a dying man, beaten beyond all recognition, arrives at their home, uttering the words "Help me..." Rob and Wendy Turner and their children try to explain away the horrific... Continue Reading →

The Devil’s Work – Mark Edwards

"It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake.  A fatal mistake.  What is her ambitious young assistant really up to? And what exactly happened to Sophie’s predecessor?... Continue Reading →

Dead Man’s Prayer – Jackie Baldwin

"Ex-priest DI Frank Farrell has returned to his roots in Dumfries, only to be landed with a disturbing murder case. Even worse, Farrell knows the victim: Father Boyd, the man who forced him out of the priesthood eighteen years earlier.  With no leads, Farrell must delve into the old priest’s past, one that is inexorably... Continue Reading →

Bloody Scotland – 3 Days To Go!

This weekend is the highlight of the year in all Tartan Noir calendars.  Scotland's original crime writing festival is back in Stirling and I am beyond excited to be attending again this year.  With serious crime fiction heavyweights like Mark Billingham, Chris Brookmyre, Martina Cole, Nicci French, Stuart MacBride, Ian Rankin and the Queen of... Continue Reading →

Medea’s Curse – Anne Buist

"Forensic psychiatrist Natalie King works with victims and perpetrators of violent crime. She rides a Ducati a size too big and wears a tank top a size too small, likes men but doesn’t want to keep one.  And really needs to stay on her medication.  Now she’s being stalked.  Could it be a hostile former... Continue Reading →

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