Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

A dark and disturbing tale. Simultaneously creepy and compelling. Dear Child by Romy Hausmann is a tense and disturbing psychological thriller that can be difficult to read at times. Not everyone in Oundle Crime chose to read it, but those who did said it wasn’t for...

After the Fire by Jo Spain

A police procedural about a serious issue, but told with a light touch. Excellent. After the Fire by Jo Spain is the latest in her series featuring Inspector Tom Reynolds, but it’s the first book by her that I’ve read – despite the fact that others in my book group...

A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin

A murder mystery set in 1950s Oxford. The first book in an excellent series. A Fatal Obsession is the first book in Faith Martin’s Ryder and Loveday series. It’s set in Oxford in July 1955. Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday is 19, smart and enthusiastic. She’s the...

The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver

The second novel in Jeffery Deaver’s Colter Shaw series, which is slightly disappointing. The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver is the second book to feature Colter Shaw, tracker and ‘reward seeker’. Shaw isn’t exactly a bounty hunter, unless it’s of the Robin Hood...