The new spine-tingler from M. A. Hunter (aka Stephen Edger), The Trail, was published last week in eBook, POD and audio. Set in America's spooky Appalachian mountains, this is one you'll want to read with the lights on...
Sometimes it's best to let the past stay buried...
Thirty years ago, Jess's mother, Nora, disappeared while on a charity hike in the US. The devastating loss has afflicted Jess well into her adult life and even inspired her decision to become an investigative journalist.
They say the Appalachian Mountains have secrets, but as she begins to ask around, she learns that the locals do too. But no matter how much they lie, she is determined to find the truth - even if it will irrevocably change her future.
Someone wants to keep the past buried. And they will stop at nothing to keep Jess as quiet as the tranquil mountain trail itself...
Also published last week was the new gripping psych thriller from Becca Day, The Secrets We Buried.
'If you ever tell my secret, you'll be dead to me.'
THE FRIEND: When ordinary mum Frankie moves into her new seaside home, it is a dream come true. Her new neighbours - glamorous Zara, ambitious Nadine and social butterfly Geneva - soon take her under their wing. The four women become inseparable. Until the morning when Geneva's body is found on the beach.
THE SUSPECTS: And he's not the only one. Soon no one is beyond suspicion. Dark secrets that have been hiding behind closed doors begin to be revealed, with devastating consequences.
But one person will do whatever it takes to make sure that one secret never comes to the surface...
The New York Times has reviewed the recently-published Reykjavík from Ragnar Jónasson and Icelandic Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir - and it's a belter!
"Reykjavík his first collaboration with Katrin Jakobsdóttir — the country’s current prime minister, by the way — qualifies as a breakout: seamlessly plotted, with terrific characters and plenty of surprising, earned twists. Jónasson and Jakobsdóttir, beautifully translated by Victoria Cribb, demonstrate with understated brilliance how the truth rises to the surface, no matter how ugly it is or how powerful the players are."
An astonishng achievement and so very deserved.