The master of the spy thriller pulls no punches over the dubious goings-on post-WW2 between the British, US and German governments.
The story A group of people toil across a scorching desert towards a weird shelter on stilts: the ‘shuck’ they call home. Shimmering on the horizon, silhouettes, recognisable as once-thriving cities from disparate continents. Now abandoned and derelict, subject to wind and the relentless scouring sand, one of them holds the key to their survival
ISBN: 9781408808979, Bloomsbury Patricia Highsmith is best known for her morally ambiguous suspense novels, including Strangers on a Train. Her biographer, Joan Schenkar, said Highsmith’s characters were so psychologically threatening that even her most devoted readers hoped never to recognise themselves in her novels. In 1952, at the start of her career, Highsmith wrote Carol
Arrow Books (2017), ISBN-10: 9781784756260 It’s a rare writing talent that can compel you to read on when you know that the worst has already happened. Ellie was fifteen, her mother Laurel’s golden girl. Then, in the blink of an eye, she was gone. Ten years on, her family torn apart, her remaining daughter alienated and
Black Swan (2019), ISBN-10: 1784163635 Although Once Upon a River is set in Victorian England, it often seems to belong to an older, darker, more magical time. The tale begins on a dark midwinter’s night on the upper reaches of the River Thames, in an ancient inn called The Swan. At this time, we’re told, an
Lisa is back! The heroine of Method 15/33 is all grown up and kick-ass cool. And in Viebury Grove, she is on a mission—so hold on tight—it’s going to be a hell of a ride. Lisa Yyland has an enviable ability to keep her emotions in check, even in the most stressful situations, to such