Three great thrillers for weekend reading … all you need is a warm spot, a comfy chair and a vast glass of your favourite wine. Bliss. The Couple Next Door will have you checking on your children! When Anne and Marco are invited to their neighbour’s home for dinner, but asked to not bring their six-month-old baby (“no offence, nothing personal, but we just can’t stand the crying”) they think it will be fine. After all, it’s just next door, they’ll take the baby monitor and they’ll pop back every half an hour to check on her. But when they go home way after midnight, she’s gone. Every parent’s worst nightmare. Bantam Books, R305.
Peter Robinson’s When the Music’s Over is the new DCI Banks novel. Set in Yorkshire, DI Annie Cabbot is investigating the case of a 14 year old girl, who been found bruised and beaten and apparently thrown from a moving vehicle. At the same time, Alan Banks is investigating a cold murder … one from 50 years previously. As the two try to uncover the individual truths, they unearth secrets darker than they anticpated. Hodder and Stoughton, R340. James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge have written a thriller set in New York, at a time when tensions between America and Russia are running high.
In Bullseye, Detective Michael Bennett receives intelligence warning that there will be an assassination attempt on the US president, and that the Russian government may be behind the plot. Century, R305.
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