Thrilling drama to keep you up all night
The frozen body of a young girl is found in an ice-covered lake. New mum Jenny had visions of the murder. Then, in Under the Ice by Rachael Blok, another girl goes missing and Jenny discovers she could be the key to everything. Head of Zeus, R211.
A dead man on a North Devon beach. Two learning disabled women missing from a care centre. A community with deadly secrets. Gay detective Matthew Venn is tasked with solving the mysteries in The Long Call by Ann Cleeves. Macmillan.
Joe Brody is an ex-military strip club bouncer and Donna Zamora is an FBI agent. In David Gordon’s The Bouncer, their paths intersect and they become involved in an off-road gun show, a high-stakes perfume heist and a criminal who plans to create violent chaos. Head of Zeus, R228.
The editor of a tabloid magazine is murdered after blackmailing a high profile businessman in The Neighborhood by Mario Vargas Llosa. As a result, two couples have no choice but to descend into the corrupt, murky depths of privileged Peruvian society. Faber & Faber, R211.
Tishani Doshi’s Small Days and Nights is the story of Grace, who inherits a house on a wild beach and a previously unknown sister who needs care. Grace moves into the house with her sister and discovers the chaos, tenderness and bewilderment of living with her. Bloomsbury, R358.