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Thrillers for the hols…

Time to read. Yay. And great books to choose from.

School’s out. Office’s closed. It’s holiday time. BEYOND excited. Loads of time to read, and three great thrillers to choose from.

Not much beats a new Jeffery Deaver, and when it’s one featuring Lincolm Rhyme and Amelia, well … happy days. And this latest release – The Midnight Lock – is a humdinger. Imagine going to sleep, and waking up in the morning to find something’s just a little … off. Your slippers not where you left them. A dress you remember throwing into the laundry hamper lying on the floor, her phone not in its usual spot next to the bed. Were last night’s drinks stronger than you realised? But then you spot

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a plate lying on the floor, with a half-eaten cookie … you KNOW you never did that. Someone’s been in your house and watched you sleeping. Got goosebumps yet? Worst. Nightmare. As Deaver does so well. So The Locksmith is on the prowl. And when normally we’d be assured Lincolm would solve the mystery by the third chapter, he can’t. He’s been informed he is no longer allowed to work on cases as a civilian consultant. Ouch! As always, it’s a can’t-put-it-down thriller that twists and turns from first page to last. Harper Collins Publishers

 

David Baldacci. Just as fabulous. In Mercy, FBI Agent Altee Pine is finally about to find out what happened to her twin sister, who was abducted when the girls were six years old. The incident destroyed her family, and left Altee physically and mentally scarred. She’s determined to find her sister and parents – be they dead or alive … all she wants is the truth. But when she and her assistant discover it, they discover too a trail of greed and lies, fear and revenge. Another chilling read to keep you up all night. Pan Macmillan.

 

Oh … and then there’s the latest John Grisham. In The Judge’s List it’s all non-stop suspense as an investigator follows the trail of a serial killer – one who is brilliant, patient, one step ahead of the police. He knows forensics, he knows police procedure, and he knows the law. He has a list. One with the names of his victims and his targets … people who’ve crossed his path and wronged him in some way. Most shocking of all … he’s a sitting judge. One under Lucy’s jurisdiction. So how on earth can she pursue him without becoming the next name on his list? Pack it for the hols … you won’t be sorry. Hodder and Stoughton.

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