Book Club – this month we’re reading …

The Autumn chill is settling in … we’ve found a trio of thrillers to heat things up a little.

Oh, joy! A new JD Robb. Not so joyful for successful young sculptor Arial Bryd, who’s found murdered in her studio. At first glance, it looks to Lt Eve Dallas and her partner, the lovely, wacky Peabody, to be the outcome of an argument with a jealous partner but it soon becomes clear that there is much more to this case than a lovers’ quarrel turned fatal. White supremacy, misogyny and religious fanaticism … Eve and her team delve into the dark world of a secret order … and find more than just Arial’s murderer. We love this series … and Faithless in Death’s the latest bestseller. Available from

If you like thrillers that keep you guessing, you’re going to love Lindwood Barclay’s Find You First. The possible heirs of a tech billionaire, who’s recently discovered he has a terminal illness, are being killed off one by one. With enough twists and turns to make you giddy, red herrings to keep you on your toes and a killer twist in the tale, this is our thriller of the month. Available from

When heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family’s estate, she was locked inside an isolated cabin for months. Eventually she escaped, so did her captors, and the items stolen from her family were never recovered. That was two decades ago. Now, on New York’s Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment; with him are a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase with the initials WHL3. And finally, the FBI have a lead – one that’s not only linked to Patricia’s kidnapping but also to another cold case. The suitcase and the painting both point to WHL3 … Windsor Horne Lockwood III. Win, as he’s called by his friends,  has no idea who the suitcase and his family’s stolen painting ended up in this dead man’s apartment. But the case has certainly captured his interest, particularly when he discovers the man who kidnapped his cousin Patricia is the same person behind an act of domestic terrorism. Both cases have baffled the FBI for twenty years. But Win has three things the FBI doesn’t …  a personal connection to the case, a large fortune, and his own unique brand of justice. Harlan Coben cetainly gets the adrenalin going, there are loads of twists and turns and Win keeps you gripped from first page to last. Available from    

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