Ash Mountain by Helen Fitzgerald

An occasionally harrowing thriller set against the backdrop of a devastating Australian bush fire. This is categorised as a thriller but it isn’t quite a thriller in the conventional sense. It’s more a disaster thriller. And although there’s a crime, it’s a historic...

Long Range by C.J.Box

Set in Wyoming, this is a page-turning thriller. Long Range is Book 20 in C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett series and was published last year. Pickett is a Fisheries and Game Warden in Wyoming and a key feature of the series is the wonderful descriptions of nature and wildlife....

Our February recommendations

From drug running in Alaska, to organised crime in Bath. Here are 9 books for you to consider… The Mystery Selection book bags we’ve been receiving from Oundle Library have paid good dividends! Several of our recommendations this month were Mystery Selection...

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...

The Runner by Stephen Leather

A really cracking thriller with an entirely believable heroine. 5-Stars. How often do you read a thriller with a female protagonist, where she’s portrayed as some sort of cardboard cut-out? Too often in my view. So many authors try to write their women protagonists as...