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Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

Friday, July 17, 2020 ThrillerFiction

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis front cover

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis,  The book opens with the partial transcript of a magazine interview with horror film director Nolan Nox. It’s timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of his greatest, most highly acclaimed work, Nightjar, and within a few short pages we begin to glimpse something of the character of the man, who comes across as arrogant, short tempered and evasive.

Then the interview abruptly stops and we’re taken back a year to meet Nox’s teenage daughter, Lola. On the surface she’s something of a wild child, living as she pleases in New York. Dig deeper, and another Lola begins to emerge. Yes, she’s something of a rebel, but it’s mainly inside her own head...

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Written in Blood by Chris Carter

Monday, July 20, 2020 ThrillerFiction

written in Blood by Chris Carter front cover

Fans of cosy crime should look away now – because a new release by Chris Carter is not a place you can comfortably inhabit. Carter has cornered the market in near to the knuckle psychological crime books that drag you in screaming and won’t let go, featuring decidedly different Detective Robert Hunter of LAPD’s Ultra Violent Crimes Unit.

Why is Hunter different? Well, he’s a former criminal psychologist who decided to go to the ‘dark side’ and join the police. He’s also an insomniac and something of a loner, who drives a rust bucket of a car. But it’s the way he uses the skills garnered in his previous job to get inside the minds of some pretty weird and downright evil criminals that makes Hunter stand out from the rest – and he’ll be sorely tested by his latest opponent...

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