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8 Jun 2017

Marlborough Man by Alan Carter

What makes a great thriller great is nerve-wracking plotting, rich atmospheric settings, and complex characters – Marlborough Man has the lot – and it treats the ‘Top of the South’ as Paul Cleave has been treating Christchurch for years – describing a heightened scuzzy substrate that tourists, and most residents, will never glimpse: “In rural New Zealand, calling police out at the sound of shots fired is like calling them out for the sound of cows mooing”.

7 Feb 2017

A Moment’s Silence by Christopher Abbey

Martyn Percival is on a belated OE – in his early fifties he has successfully salvaged a career post redundancy, but wasn’t able to salvage his marriage once his wife of over thirty years was determined to leave. He was starting to settle into a new lifestyle in Khandallah, with just his daughter’s cat for company. But when he experienced a fellow club member being farewelled with just ‘a moment’s silence’ he considers his life and decides to visit the UK and Europe in search of adventure.

12 Jan 2017

The Dry by Jane Harper

I don’t read many books that fall under the umbrella of mystery/ thriller, but when I do I usually find that it’s accidental – I’ve picked up a book and it’s sucked me into the story and now I can’t put it down.