Saturday, 24 June 2017

The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis

The Blurb: There's trouble in paradise . . .

For as long as she can remember, Jemma has been planning the perfect honeymoon. A fortnight's retreat to a five-star resort in the Maldives, complete with luxury villas, personal butlers and absolute privacy.

It should be paradise. But it's turned into a nightmare.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Exodus '95 by Kfir Luzzatto

The Blurb: Claire, a young graphic designer, learns a secret that her dying New York neighbor has kept for twenty years: the whereabouts of Moses’ Biblical staff.

Claire needs the help of an Israeli engineer and the money of a Russian oligarch to recover the staff before her body betrays her. But first she needs to stay alive in a race with fanatics, who will do anything to keep the staff from coming to light.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Wormholes by Dennis Meredith

The Blurb: A suburban house in Oklahoma vanishes into a roaring abyss. A supertanker at sea suffers a fiery destruction. A blast in China drills a gigantic cavern into a mountainside. A severed arm plummets from the sky in Missouri.

Could these catastrophes possibly be related? Intrepid geologist Dacey Livingstone is nearly killed by her first attempt to plumb the mystery—a perilous descent into a house-swallowing sinkhole. Still determined, she joins with eccentric physicist Gerald Meier in a quest that takes them from the ocean's depths to interstellar space.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The Sweet Oil of Vitriol by Daniel Eagleton

The Blurb: Ever get the feeling the staff want to kill you?

After a government sanctioned hit goes spectacularly wrong, Mossad agent Thomas is blamed for the mission’s failure by his superiors, ousted before completing his very first job. Desperate to prove himself, Thomas accepts an offer from his former handler, Yakov, to assassinate Jacob Okonjo, the head of the African Union. It seems Jacob is allowing certain parties to control Africa’s lucrative diamond trade, and in doing so has made some powerful enemies.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Dead Sister by Jonathan Dunsky

The Blurb: Private investigator Adam Lapid has seen his share of death. He lost his family in Auschwitz. He survived the Holocaust. He nearly died in Israel's War of Independence.

Now it is 1949, and Adam Lapid lives alone in Tel Aviv, Israel, haunted by bad memories and nightmares, trying to rebuild his life.

When an Arab called Ahmed Jamalka hires him to find out who murdered his sister, Adam Lapid launches an investigation that will plunge him into a murky underworld of crime and depravity, and bring him face to face with the sort of evil he thought he'd left behind in Europe.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

An Unsettled Past by C.L. Brees

The Blurb: In 1998, Alex Jones is enjoying an uneventful senior year of high school in the Denver suburb of Ridgewood Hills with his mother. To the outside world, Alex has such an amazing life – but that amazing life is shattered instantly as a quadruple homicide is just the beginning of the sleepy town’s nightmare.

As the days pass by Alex finds himself targeted while he tries to delve deeper into his assassinated father’s past as an FBI Agent. Along the way, he discovers hidden secrets; secrets that he never realized existed. And those volatile skeletons which were locked away for so long will now deliver dire consequences for everyone he knows.

Friday, 26 May 2017

The Secret of Ventriloquism by Jon Padgett

The Blurb: Jon Padgett's The Secret of Ventriloquism, named the Best Fiction Book of 2016 by Rue Morgue Magazine, heralds the arrival of a significant new literary talent. With themes reminiscent of Shirley Jackson, Thomas Ligotti, and Bruno Schulz, but with a strikingly unique vision, Padgett's work explores the mystery of human suffering, the agony of personal existence, and the ghastly means by which someone might achieve salvation from both. A bullied child seeks vengeance within a bed's hollow box spring. A lucid dreamer is haunted by an impossible house. A dummy reveals its own anatomy in 20 simple steps. A stuttering librarian holds the key to a mill town's unspeakable secrets. A commuter's worldview is shattered by two words printed on a cardboard sign. An aspiring ventriloquist spends a little too much time looking at himself in a mirror. And a presence speaks through them all.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Aquarius Rising by Christopher John Chater

The Blurb: Out-of-work architect Nick Fellows never suspects a job interview will lead to a fight for his life. It begins when he receives an email he discovers is encoded with numerological numbers, sent to him from a mysterious company named Atlantis Revisited. Against his better judgment, he accepts an interview with them in a park in Manhattan. He's met by their strikingly beautiful recruiter, Lisa, who's only allowed to tell him that the company's primary focus is civilization building . . . and that their last architect was murdered.