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Evil Games, by Angela Marsons

DETAILS Title: EVIL GAMES Author: Angela Marsons Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre ISBN: 9781785762147 Genre: Murder-Mystery | Suspense BACKCOVER BLURB When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Inspector Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But Kim little imagines what she’s really dealing with. Behind the man’s killer sits a truly ingenious sociopath, a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment into the darkest limits of manipulating the most vulnerable. As the body count rises, Kim begins to close in on the true mastermind. But for the first time she has found an equally intelligent adversary — and one who likes nothing more than an enemy worth killing … WHAT I THOUGHT Author, Angela Marsons, has created not only a deeply flawed, memorable lead character in the guise of  Detective Inspector Kim Stone—whose backstory is, quite honestly, heartbreaking— but also in her adversary whose mind is so focused and driven, it’s chilling. While both characters share a great deal in common—seemingly cold, aloof and, at times, unable …

Her Every Fear, by Peter Swanson

DETAILS Title: HER EVERY FEAR Author: Peter Swanson Publisher: William Morrow ISBN: 9780062643988 Genre: Thriller | Suspense BACKCOVER BLURB Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life. But soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate …

Deep Down Dead, by Steph Broadribb

DETAILS Title: DEEP DOWN DEAD Author: Steph Broadribb Publisher: Orenda Books ISBN: 9781910633557 Genre: Murder-Mystery | Crime BACKCOVER BLURB Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start to rack up, she has no choice but to take her daughter along on a job that will make her a fast buck. And that’s when things start to go wrong. The fugitive she’s assigned to haul back to court is none other than JT, Lori’s former mentor—the man who taught her everything she knows … the man who also knows the secrets of her murky past. Not only is JT fighting a child exploitation racket operating out of one of Florida’s biggest theme parks, Winter Wonderland, a place where ‘bad things never happen’, but he’s also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob. With two fearsome foes on their tails, just three days to get JT back …