Cover Reveal: THE FOSTER CHILD by @JennyBlackhurst #FosterChild

The Foster Child by Jenny Blackhurst
We're delighted to reveal the cover for the brilliant new novel from Jenny Blackhurst.

When child psychologist Imogen Reid takes on the case of 11-year-old Ellie Atkinson, she refuses to listen to warnings that the girl is dangerous.

Ellie was the only survivor of a fire that killed her family. Imogen is convinced she's just a sad and angry child struggling to cope with her loss.

But Ellie's foster parents and teachers are starting to fear her. When she gets upset, bad things seem to happen. And as Imogen gets closer to Ellie, she may be putting herself in danger...

Jenny Blackhurst is the #1 eBook bestselling author of HOW I LOST YOU, which Clare Mackintosh called 'utterly gripping' and BEFORE I LET YOU IN.

If you love Louise Jensen's THE GIFT or SK Tremayne's THE ICE TWINS you will love this.

You can pre-order The Foster Child from Amazon now.

BritCrime Writer in Residence: Introducing William Shaw #BritCrime

The Birdwatcher by William ShawWilliam Shaw is our new Writer in Residence. He will be chatting to readers on Twitter and Facebook.

The New York Times has called William Shaw’s trilogy of detective books set in late sixties London “an elegy for an entire alienated generation.” Featuring DS Cathal Breen and the brash young constable Helen Tozer, they are set against the cultural and political revolution of the times.

A Song from Dead Lips was picked by Time Out as one of the crime books of 2013; The Daily Mail hailed A House of Knives as “a distinctive British crime drama, which benefits from a clear moral sense”.

The third book in the series, A Book of Scars, was picked by The Sunday Times as their Crime Book of the Month, and subsequently as one of the picks of the year.

His new standalone novel, The Birdwatcher, is set in Kent and Northern Ireland. CJ Sansom calls it: "his best so far".

Before becoming a crime writer, William Shaw was an award-winning music journalist and the author of several non-fiction books including Westsiders: Stories of the Boys in the Hood, about a year spent with the young men of South Central Los Angeles, and A Superhero For Hire, a compilation of columns in the Observer Magazine.

Starting out as assistant editor of the post-punk magazine ZigZag, he has been a journalist for The Observer, The New York Times, Wired, Arena and The Face and was Amazon UK Music Journalist of the Year in 2003.

Please say hello to William on Twitter and Facebook this week. You can chat to him, ask him questions or let him know if you've enjoyed his books.

The Birdwatcher on Amazon

Giveaway: A Thousand Cuts by @ThomasMogford

A Thousand Cuts
Some wounds never heal

A thousand cuts ... We may be few, but together we can change the world

When a routine court case takes a sinister turn, defence lawyer Spike Sanguinetti starts asking dangerous questions that nobody seems to want answered. Soon, it's not just the truth that's at stake: it is everything and everyone that Spike holds precious. As the Gibraltarian sun beats relentlessly down, crimes of the past and present collide, relationships are tested and long-buried secrets exposed. Who can Spike trust? And where do his own loyalties lie?

Loyalties are tested to the very limits in the latest gripping installment fromThomas Mogford.

"Evocative, engrossing and entertaining." - The Times

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New Release: Her Husband's Lover by @ThatJuliaCrouch

Her Husband's LoverHer Huband's Lover by Julia Crouch is out today.

She stole her husband. Now she wants to take her life.

After the horrors of the past, Louisa Williams is desperate to make a clean start.

Her husband Sam is dead. Her children, too, are gone, victims of the car accident in which he died.

Sam said that she would never get away from him. That he would hound her to death if she tried to leave. Louisa never thought that he would want to harm their children though.

But then she never thought that he would betray her with a woman like Sophie.

And now Sophie is determined to take all that Louisa has left. She wants to destroy her reputation and to take what she thinks is owed her - the life she would have had if Sam had lived.

Her husband's lover wants to take her life. The only question is will Louisa let her?

'Psychological thrillers don't come much better than this'
Clare Mackintosh

Her Husband's Lover at Amazon

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Congratulations to Angela Clarke. Her new release, WATCH ME, is at number 15 in the paperback chart.


The body of a 15-year-old is found hours after she sends a desperate message to her friends. It looks like suicide, until a second girl disappears.

This time, the message is sent directly to the Metropolitan Police – and an officer’s younger sister is missing.

DS Nasreen Cudmore and journalist Freddie Venton will stop at nothing to find her. But whoever’s behind the notes is playing a deadly game of hide and seek – and the clock is ticking.


‘Creepy, clever and unnerving,’ C. L. Taylor ’
‘Heart-pounding suspense…’ Sharon Bolton

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