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The Castaways selected as Waterstones’ Thriller of the Month

We’re delighted to share the news that The Castaways by Lucy Clarke has been selected as Waterstones’ Thriller of the Month for August. Brimming with spine-chilling suspense and high drama, The Castaways places a wrecked plane and handful of survivors on a faraway island that is… Read More

Extract | Don’t Turn Around by Amanda Brooke

  To celebrate the publication of Amanda Brooke’s page-turning thriller, Don’t Turn Around, here is an exclusive sneak peek at the opening chapter!   Prologue The Confession The rhythmic slap of my ballet shoes against the linoleum-covered steps echoes down the stairwell. As my pace slows, my… Read More

Extract | The Sting by Kimberley Chambers

Enjoy an exclusive peek at Chapters 1-4 from the explosive latest thriller from Kimberley Chambers. The Sting is out now in hardback and ebook, and coming soon in paperback. Order your copy here! PROLOGUE New Year’s Eve 1972 ‘Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And… Read More

Extract | The Good Teacher by Rachel Sargeant

  From the Top Ten Kindle bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbours, comes this riveting thriller about a murdered school teacher. The Good Teacher is out now in ebook! Here’s an exclusive peek at Chapter One…   *** Her back aches like hell. She… Read More
The Last Lie

Extract | The Last Lie by Alex Lake

  Get an exclusive first glimpse at bestselling author Alex Lake’s pacy new psychological thriller, The Last Lie. Out on 27th December!   PROLOGUE The woman driving the car knew better than to stop for hitchhikers. Maybe, decades ago, she would have considered it. Things… Read More

Now We Are Dead extract

  The utterly brilliant Stuart MacBride is back with the gripping standalone Now We Are Dead – now out in paperback! Read the first chapter below, or head over to Stuart’s Facebook page to see an extract read by the man himself…   Tufty lunged, arm outstretched, fingertips… Read More
While You Sleep

Extract | While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt

  Prologue   It begins, they say, with a woman screaming. You can’t tell at first if it’s pleasure or pain, or that tricky place where the two meet; you’re almost embarrassed to hear it, but if you listen closer it comes… Read More

Extract | Forget Me Not by A. M. Taylor

“Maddie,” Ange said over the phone, her voice a breathless straight line. “Yeah?” I said, suddenly sitting up a little straighter. There was something about the shape of her voice that instantly shook me, old memories rattling around in my ribcage making my heartbeat… Read More

You Let Me In extract

Meet Elle – a famous writer living in a beautiful house in Cornwall. Today, she’s giving a Facebook live with her top writing tips…   The timer on my phone beeps. One minute to go. My stomach turns over with nerves. Several thousand people tuning in live. I sit… Read More