Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Two great blockbuster winter reads

Jack Grimwood
Out now
Michael Joseph
RRP $37.00
Red Square, 1985. The naked body of a young man is left outside the walls of the Kremlin; frozen solid — like marble to the touch —
missing the little finger from his right hand.
A week later, Alex Marston, the headstrong fifteen year old daughter of the British Ambassador disappears. Army Intelligence Officer Tom Fox, posted to Moscow to keep him from telling the truth to a government committee, is asked to help find her. It’s a shot at redemption.
But Russia is reluctant to give up the worst of her secrets. As Fox’s investigation sees him dragged deeper towards the dark heart of a Soviet establishment determined to protect its own so his fears grow, with those of the girl’s father, for Alex’s safety.
And if Fox can’t find her soon, she looks likely to become the next victim of a sadistic killer whose story is bound tight to that of his country’s terrible past . . .
ABOUT JACK GRIMWOOD: Jack Grimwood, a.k.a Jon Courtenay Grimwood, was born in Malta and christened in the upturned bell of a ship. He grew up in the Far East, Britain and Scandinavia. Apart from novels he writes for national newspapers including the Times, Telegraph, Independent and Guardian. Jon is two-time winner of the BSFA Award for Best Novel, with Felaheen, and End of the World Blues. His literary novel, The Last Banquet, as Jonathan Grimwood, was shortlisted for Le Prix Montesquieu 2015. His work is published in fifteen languages. He is married to the journalist and novelist Sam Baker. Moskva is his first thriller.
The Kept Woman
Karin Slaughter
Published 18 July 2016 - Century - RRP $37.00
The latest novel in the Will Trent series from No. 1 bestselling author, Karin Slaughter.
A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It’s the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim - a woman - has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city’s biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge.
But for Will - and also for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI’s newest medical examiner - the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will’s troubled past. The consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues.
Sara’s scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the missing woman before she bleeds out . . 
ABOUT KARIN SLAUGHTER: Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing short stories and novels since she was a child. She is the author of the international bestselling Grant County and Will Trent novels and the novella Martin Misunderstood. She is also the editor of and contributor to Like A Charm, a collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers. She lives in Atlanta.
Two highly recommended thrillers. Couldn't put either of them down.

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