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Attention span a little short at the moment? You’re not alone. Here are five gripping crime reads guaranteed to keep you hooked ‘til the final page.  

  • Camino Winds - John Grisham

    The gripping new thriller from global bestselling author John Grisham. Following his #1 Sunday Times bestselling novel Camino Island, John Grisham returns with novelist heroine Mercer Mann. Murder and intrigue combine in a breathless thriller set on a hurricane-lashed Florida island.

  • The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides

    Alicia Berenson is a woman who commits a brutal and random act of violence against her husband. Theo Faber is the forensic psychotherapist who is obsessed with discovering why. A completely gripping thriller that Stephen Fry described as ‘absolutely brilliant’.

  • In The Clearing - J.P. Pomare

    A cult? A small town with a dark past? A missing child? In the Clearing has all the elements of an unputdownable thriller. With taut writing and a captivating cast of female characters, this clever new book from J.P. Pomare, the bestselling Australian author of Call Me Evie, is totally absorbing.

  • The Secrets She Keeps - Michael Robotham

    Two women with one thing in common: a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear. Now a major TV series on Network Ten starring Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Jessica De Gouw (The Crown), and Michael Dorman (Patriot).

  • Seven Lies - Elizabeth Kay

    Seven Lies is an addictive, pacey thriller featuring an inseparable pair of friends, a series of lies, a dead husband and a very unreliable narrator. If you loved Killing Eve’s Villanelle, you’ll adore this sharp, seductive story from Elizabeth Kay, the most exciting new voice in crime fiction.

Tessa Connelly

Tessa Connelly

Senior Publicist at Hachette Australia, based in Melbourne. Loves: reading and recommending books, good food, yoga, bushwalking, the ocean.

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