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Review: The Watcher by Caroline Eriksson

Withdrawing from a broken marriage, author Elena needs something to fill her days and, with evenings plagued by insomnia, her nights. One day something catches her eye – the seemingly perfect couple across the street. Elena quickly becomes absorbed by the seemingly suspicious actions of the beautiful wife. We begin to wonder: how far will a wife go?

Review: The Space Between by Dete Meserve

The Space Between follows astronomer Sarah Mayfield as she returns home following an important presentation at NASA to find her husband, Ben, missing. In his place are a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, a gun, one million dollars and an erased security camera system. Is it voluntary, retaliation, murder, or kidnapping? 

Review: Whisper by Lynette Noni

Subject Six-Eight-Four has spent years in a secret underground facility, experimented on and tortured by “evaluators” and guards attempting to break her silence. After suffering at the hands of these people for months on end, she is taken aback by a new evaluator – one who treats her with kindness and concern. His approach breaks her resolve, and Subject Six-Eight-Four learns more than she ever thought possible about herself, her captors, and their facility.

Review: Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley

Martin Reese is a retired man with a unique hobby – digging up lost murder victims. He informs the police, taunting them, and claiming that he’s doing a public service by returning the missing to their loving families. Detective Sandra Whittal isn’t so sure. Convinced that the body finder is escalating, perhaps on the track to becoming a murderer himself, she focuses her efforts on uncovering him before he can do any damage. Sandra isn’t the only thing Martin needs to worry about, as an undiscovered serial killer begins to take umbrage with his casual detective work. What must Martin do to keep his family safe from the police and a killer?

Review: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

Katie and Eric’s daughter, Devon Knox, is a gymnastic prodigy. Their lives revolve around Devon; her schooling, training, and competing, until a shocking death rocks the small community. As rumours and violence begin to surface, Katie begins to question how well she knows those around her – including her enigmatic and determined daughter.

Review: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

Ageing grandmother Maud is beginning to lose her memory. One thing that she’s certain of, however, is that Elizabeth is missing. The mysterious disappearance of Elizabeth brings back memories of another disappearance; that of her sister, Sukey. Can Maud’s memory unlock the answer to Sukey’s disappearance?

Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

A young woman making her living scamming customers as a psychic meets the perfect new client. Susan Burke has just moved into a Victorian house with her husband, son, and step-son, and she’s pretty sure it’s haunted. Seeing a new business opportunity, the psychic offers to cleanse Susan’s house of its ghosts. However when she first steps in the house, the psychic begins to think Susan isn’t so crazy after all.

Review: The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

Pleasant Court is for perfect families, so residents are shocked to meet their new neighbour. Why would a single, childless woman move into a street full of married couples with kids? Why would she rent an expensive four-bedroom home, and why is she so interested in her neighbours and their children? 

Like many real-world neighbourhoods, Pleasant Court seems like a perfectly pleasant place… until you push back the curtains.