1. Cop Town by Karin Slaughter
Slaughter brings the 1970s to life with a story of sexism, murder and cops. Brilliantly done!
2. The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes
I have been recommending this series to everyone. I just adored the evil Kinsella and the brilliantly complex psychologist, Alice Quentin. This is the third in the series and definitely the best.
3. Fall from Grace by Tim Weaver
Tim Weaver is one author that has never puts a foot wrong. Another very strong novel featuring private investigator David Raker. This series is a must read!
4. The Truth Will Out by Jane Isaac
Sometimes you read a book and you LOVE everything about it. Isaac gives us strong female characters, a very likeable lead in DCI Helen Lavery and a creepy Skype call at the beginning.
5. Want You Dead by Peter James
Peter James goes from strength to strength with his Brighton based series. He also killed off a main character, which stunned my sister and I. We were both in tears. I still don’t think we have recovered.
6. Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary
This is such a fantastic, strong, well-written read and a debut from Sarah Hilary. We get a story set in a women’s refuge and a complicated and fascinating lead detective Marnie.
7. This Little Piggy- Bea Davenport
I really loved this read. It is set in the 1980s and just captures the feel of the era perfectly. It is great story about a baby dying in suspicious circumstances, with the backdrop of the miners’ strike and a journalist as the lead.
8. Elizabeth is Missing- Emma Healey
A quirky mystery and one that stands out from the crowd. This book takes us into the mind of Maud who has dementia and her investigation into the disappearance of her friend. Beautifully done!