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10 Page-turning New Thriller Books You Won't Want to Put Down

These gritty, gripping and engrossing novels are guaranteed to keep you glued to every spine-chilling chapter. Featuring intense plots, sinister characters and compelling crimes to unravel, you won't want to put down these page-turning new thriller books...

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1. Into the Water

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Paula Hawkins

This absorbing psychological thriller will captivate readers from first page to last. In the final days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn't pick up, ignoring her sister's plea for help. Now, Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the place she'd hoped to escape for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind. But Jules is afraid of long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped. Most of all, she's afraid of the water - and the place they call the Drowning Pool...

2. Believe Me

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J.P. Delaney

Claire Wright is an aspiring actress taking any work she can get, even becoming a becoming a decoy for a law firm to help them prove a husband is cheating. She faces her most challenging and demanding role yet though when she is asked to help the police catch a potential murderer...

3. Black Widow

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Chris Brookmyre

This enthralling psychological thriller is riddled with shocking twists and turns that will keep readers hooked. Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. But when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing, her life falls apart. Then, she meets Peter: kind, generous, and oblivious to her past, he is perfect. They are married within six months - but within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident. But Peter's sister Lucy doesn't believe in fairy tales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media call Black Widow...

4. All the Hidden Truths

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Claire Askew

This chilling story starts when Ryan Summers murders 13 women at Three Rivers College before killing himself. DI Helen Birch on her very first day is given the task of investigating why this happened to give some peace to the families and friends of those that died, including Ryan's mother. As the media spins its own version of events the details seem to change and blur until the answers Helen are seeking seem almost impossible to grasp. 


5. Sins of the Dead

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Lin Anderson

Sins of the Dead is the thirteenth instalment in the Rhona MacLeod series and it's just as compelling as her previous books. A man has been found dead by a biker group in a bizarre condition. His hands are pressed together on his chest and half a glass of wine and a chunk of bread which leads Rhona to think he may have taken part in the religious practice of sin-eating. Then more bodies are discovered in a similar condition and murder starts looking more and more likely. 

6. And So It Begins

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Rachel Abbott

This is a dark page-turner about trust and deception. At first Cleo is happy her brother Mark has finally moved on and found a new partner after the death of his wife. But, Cleo is worried about Evie. She's having lots of accidents at home and everyone they know is starting to suspect Mark. But, how does this all tie-in to the murder investigation taking place after two bodies are found in a clifftop house?

7. Crisis

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Felix Francis

Harrison Foster is a trainee lawyer and crisis manager who travels to Newmarket after a stable fire kills six racehorses, including the favourite to win the Derby. Finding the cause of the fire is one thing but when the remains of a human body is uncovered, Harry realises he's facing a more complex case than he was first expecting...

8. Herring in the Smoke

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L. C. Tyler

20 years ago, Roger Norton Vane went for a walk in the Thai jungle - and never returned. After years of wild speculation, he has officially been declared dead. But at his memorial service, a man interrupts proceedings, claiming to be Roger. Roger's partner, Tim MacDonald, was due to pick up his inheritance, but now, 'Roger' wastes no time making himself at home in his old flat, evicting Tim and conjuring up a plan to prove his right to the money at stake. Crime writer Ethelred Tressider has been commissioned to write a biography about Roger, and finds the person claiming to be him full of vague and scurrilous anecdotes. It seems that many people would rather Roger had remained dead, his tales buried with him, but as it is, it's up to Ethelred to get to the bottom of it...

9. Tell Me You're Mine

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Elisabeth Noreback

When psychotherapist Stella Widstrand's daughter Alice goes missing on a family holiday, Stella believes her daughter is still alive somewhere and hopes that one day they will be reunited. She thinks her prayers might have been answered when she meets her new patient, Isabelle. But, Stella knows everyone will think she's delusional if she starts voicing her secret suspicions... that Isabelle is actually her long-lost Alice.

10. Stone Mothers

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Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly is the bestselling author behind He Said/She Said and her latest title Stone Mothers will have thriller fans just as captivated. Marianne ran away from home aged 17, she left her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried behind. Years later she is forced to return and is desperate to keep the secrets of her past from her husband and daughter but Jesse could be about to spill everything. This is a gripping psychological thriller that moves back through time and into Marianne's dark past. 

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