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The Night Beat

It's late. It's dangerous. And a young police officer begins her first patrol.

The mesmerising start to a stunning series.

Meet Fiona Griffiths, "the most startling protagonist in modern crime fiction."
Sunday Times

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The Wife

Catherine and David are the perfect couple. A twenty-five year marriage, grown up children, successful careers. It’s almost too good to be true! What’s their secret?

She’s called Amy.

And Catherine is going to make her disappear...

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Day of the Vikings

A ritual murder on a remote island under the shifting skies of the aurora borealis. A staff of power that can summon Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse. An action-adventure thriller!

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The Lodger

A gripping psychological thriller. When Laura's husband Steven dies in a tragic accident she no longer feels safe in her own home. Friendly, affable Joe offers to move in but someone's keeping a secret...

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Watching You Sleep

Have you ever loved someone enough to die for them? What about kill?

A deliciously dark short story compendium by Angela Clarke, author of The Sunday Times bestselling Social Media Murder Series.

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Consenting Adults & Other Stories

Consenting Adults: What happens when a private game goes terrifyingly wrong? An investigator is hired to find a missing young woman...and uncovers a shocking secret.

Also includes Kissing Games and Guardian Angel. Dark, twisty tales from the #1 Bestselling author of Follow You Home.

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Three Weeks Dead

How far would you go if someone took your wife?

Especially, if you only buried her a week ago...

An irresistible start to a captivating series.

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Ten of Swords

In Cal's chilling claustrophobic new thriller, think The Lovely Bones meets Silence of the Lambs, a young girl must find her killer before he finds her.

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Dark Hearts

The darkest of hearts, the most personal of crimes. A collection of criminally creepy short stories featuring the vengeful, the abused and the deeply disturbed, from the acclaimed author of Black Wood, Willow Walk and The Damselfly.

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The Stalker

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Cut Dead

When Leviticus Bell crashes a stolen car, his troubled life is about to get much worse. Can he escape Manchester's bad boys or will he wind up cut dead...?

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Mid-eighteenth century. A man is given a bible by a dying priest and told it will lead him to a great fortune in the Arizona desert.

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