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Discover the best crime and thriller novels from the past 12 months with Book People's hand-picked range of books that have been shortlisted in the Crime and Thriller category in the British Book Awards 2019.

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British Book Awards: Crime and Thriller Shortlist

  • The Woman in the Window

    A. J. Finn

    Product Code: BQLIC
    The Woman in the Window is the number one Sunday Times bestseller from A.J. Finn.

    It's been ten months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.

    Anna's lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

    But one evening, a scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something horrifying. Now she must uncover the truth about what really happened. But if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?
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  • The Wife Between Us

    Greer Hendricks

    Product Code: BQMHR
    A New York Times top-ten bestseller. 'A fiendishly clever thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing.' - Anita Shreve, author of The Stars are Fire When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. It's about a jealous wife, obsessed with her replacement. It's about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves. The first wife seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman. You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships. You will be wrong. The Wife Between Us is the first collaboration between Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen; a gripping thriller with film rights sold to the creators of The Girl On the Train.
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  • In a House of Lies

    Ian Rankin

    Product Code: BSBBY
    Detective John Rebus is back in Ian Rankin's In a House of Lies. This book finds a missing private investigator found dead in a locked car in the middle of the woods - and he appears to have been there a while...

    There were suspicions over how the whole investigation was handled and now every officer involved in the case is being investigated - and they all have something to lose. Rebus realises this could be the end of him...
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  • Our House

    Louise Candlish

    Product Code: BRVHY
    From the internationally acclaimed author, Louise Candlish. This disturbing yet addictive story would be enjoyed by fans of Jane Shemilt and Tammy Cohen.

    It's a bright morning in January and a family moves into a house in Trinity Avenue in the London Suburbs. But that house isn't for sale. And it belongs to someone else.

    Fiona Lawson sees strangers moving into her house and she is sure there must've been a mistake. She and her husband, Bram, had no intention of selling the house.

    When Bram and their children disappear, Fiona is left to deal with events spiraling out of control. She soon discovers the web of lies that her husband has created and how little they really know each other. But he isn't the only one hiding things...Some secrets are best kept to yourself.
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  • Macbeth

    Jo Nesbo

    Product Code: BRGVN
    From the international number one bestselling author, Macbeth is the re-telling of the original Shakespeare play and is told as a dystopian thriller set in Fife during the 1970s.

    He's the best cop they've got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath, it's down to Inspector Macbeth and his team to sort out the mess. He's also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He's rewarded for his success: power, money, respect. They're all within reach.

    But a man like him won't get to the top. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He's convinced he won't get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it...
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