Review: FOLLOW ME, Angela Clarke

“Fast-paced, absorbing, unique, modern, and rockets along” THEY SAY LIKE. SHARE. FOLLOW . . . DIE The ‘Hashtag Murderer’ posts chilling cryptic clues online, pointing to their next target. Taunting the police. Enthralling the press. Capturing the public’s imagination. But this is no virtual threat. As the number of his followers rises, so does the…

The loneliness of a long-distance writer

  This is the hard bit. The bit where the real authors are sorted out from the wannabes. The bit where those not determined enough, passionate enough, driven enough, give up and fall by the wayside. This is the bit where you are reminded that writing a book is not a short sprint but a…

Review: BONE BY BONE, Sanjida Kay

“This is a story that will get under the skin of many parents…” THEY SAY Laura loves her daughter more than anything in the world. But nine-year-old daughter Autumn is being bullied. Laura feels helpless. When Autumn fails to return home from school one day, Laura goes looking for her. She finds a crowd of…

BLOOD TYPE: NICKY BLACK

“Don’t get it right, get it written.” CRIME AUTHORS SPILL THEIR GUTS ABOUT WRITING. Every fortnight topnotch authors of psychological thrillers and crime fiction share their writing secrets – and the secrets to their success – with you and me. This week: NICKY BLACK, aka crime-writing duo Nicky Doherty and Julie Blackie, authors of The Prodigy. Tell us…

Review: THE BIRDWATCHER, William Shaw

“Brooding, atmospheric, and full of subtleties” THEY SAY Police Sergeant William South has a reason for not wanting to be on the murder investigation. He is a murderer himself. But the victim was his only friend; like him, a passionate birdwatcher. South is warily partnered with the strong-willed Detective Sergeant Alexandra Cupidi, newly recruited to…

BLOOD TYPE: ROBERT BRYNDZA

“Before I go to sleep I write a page of notes detailing what I should write the next day.” CRIME AUTHORS SPILL THEIR GUTS ABOUT WRITING. Every fortnight topnotch authors of psychological thrillers and crime fiction share their writing secrets – and the secrets to their success – with you and me. This week: Robert Brenda, author of…

Review: REDEMPTION ROAD, John Hart

“At its heart are questions about redemption, salvation, and fresh starts” THEY SAY: Elizabeth Black is a hero. She is a cop who single-handedly rescued a young girl from a locked cellar and shot two brutal kidnappers dead. But she’s also a cop with a history, a woman with a secret. And she’s not the…