'We defy you to pick up The Last and put it back down' Stylist
'Extraordinary' Emily St John Mandel, Station Eleven
TWENTY SURVIVORS. ONE HOTEL. ONE KILLER.
The world as we know it has ended.
You and nineteen other survivors hole up in an isolated Swiss hotel.
You wait, you survive.
Then you find the body.
One of your number has blood on their hands.
The race is on to find the killer.
Before the killer finds you....
Finished Station Eleven and Contagion and looking for your next pulse-pounding, speculative read? Look no further than The Last. This Waterstones Thriller of the month will sweep you into a world of fascinating characters and compulsive mystery.
'One of those books you can't stop reading, but don't want to end' TM Logan, The Holiday
'Dark, compelling, original' CJ Tudor, The Burning Girls
'A scarily plausible white-knuckle read' Erin Kelly, We Know You Know
'Stephen King meets Agatha Christie' Luca Veste, You Never Said Goodbye
'Frighteningly believable' Jennie Melamed, Gather the Daughters
'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph
'A post-apocalyptic And Then There Were None' Irish Times
'The Sanatorium will keep you checking over your shoulder. This spine-tingling, atmospheric thriller has it all: an eerie Alpine setting, sharp prose, and twists you'll never see coming. A must-read.' Richard Osman
'An eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat.' Reese Witherspoon
A beautiful, eerie hotel in the Swiss Alps, recently converted from an abandoned sanatorium, is the last place Detective Elin Warner wants to be. But her estranged brother has invited her there for his engagement party, and she feels she has no choice but to accept.
Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge. And things only get worse when they wake the next morning to find her brother's fiancee is missing. With access to the hotel cut off, the guests begin to panic.
But this is only the first disappearance. Everyone's in danger - and anyone could be next . . .
'The Sanatorium is an absolutely splendid Gothic thriller.' A. J. Finn
'One of the best books of 2021 [...] guaranteed to give you goosebumps.' Woman & Home
'I absolutely loved The Sanatorium - it gave me all the wintry thrills and chills.' Lucy Foley
'A menacing, creepy debut [...] echoes of Hitchcock and du Maurier.' Daily Mail
'A chillingly vivid thriller in a fantastic setting.' T. M. Logan
Readers love The Sanatorium:
***** 'Thrilling, chilling - a tingles down my spine type of read.'
***** 'Imagine a universe where Agatha Christie and Stephen King collaborated on a book.'
***** 'Sarah Pearse wastes no time in ramping up the tension and is clearly destined to be a master of this genre.'
A vivid and immersive story of obsession perfect for fans of dark academia and Donna Tartt's The Secret History
'A really entertaining thriller [that] like Michael Crichton . . . keeps ratcheting up the suspense.' BOOKLIST
Two sisters have always stood together. Now, they're the only ones left.
In the shadow of Mount Hood in the US Pacific Northwest, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie.
The girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams.
From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the noise only gets worse . . .
'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades.' LEE CHILD
'The master storyteller of our times' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
'It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer . . . Simply put: nobody does it better.' JEFFERY DEAVER
'Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind.' MICHAEL CONNELLY
'One of the greatest storytellers of all time' PATRICIA CORNWELL
'A writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting.' MARK LAWSON, GUARDIAN
'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' IAN RANKIN
The latest novel in the highly acclaimed Mitford Murders series is inspired by real events and is perfect reading for Agatha Christie fans dying for a new mystery.
'Korelitz draws us in again, this time with her ease, grace and wit, in a satisfying novel that spans generations, lives, and fates.' Meg Wolitzer The Oppenheimer triplets have been reared with every advantage: wealth, education, and the determined attention of at least one of their parents.
From master of suspense Joseph Kanon, author of the bestsellers Istanbul Passage and Leaving Berlin, an espionage thriller set at the height of the Cold War, when a captured American who has spied for the KGB is swapped by the British for some German students and returns to East Berlin needing to know who arranged his release and what they want from him.
There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.
What you don't know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot's family was kidnapped.
For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.
The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.
Enjoy the flight.
Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger and a New York Times Notable Book, 2012 They said Pastor Chamblis was a good man. They said he could perform miracles, heal the sick - like my brother Stump ...
**THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR**
**Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards 2022**
Murder. Assassination. Revenge.
Discover the first short story collection from the King of Scandi Crime.
Meet a detective on the trail of a man suspected of murdering his twin; a hired assassin facing his greatest adversary; and two passengers meeting by chance on a plane, spelling romance or something far more sinister.
In his first ever collection of short stories, this master of crime delivers a gripping, edge-of-your seat read that you won't be able to put down.
*JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 55 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE*
PRAISE FOR JO NESBO:
'A storyteller with few equals' Daily Express
'The king of Scandicrime' Financial Times
'Deliciously dark' Heat
'Nightmare-inducing and terrific' The Times
READERS LOVE JO NESBO:
***** 'Intriguing, mysterious, full of suspense' Netgalley reader
***** 'To say I couldn't put it down is an understatement...' Netgalley reader
***** 'A great read with plenty of twists and surprises' Netgalley reader
'The undisputed King of the Icelandic Thriller' Guardian
'One of the greats of modern crime fiction' Sunday Times
A frozen body is discovered in the icy depths of Langjoekull glacier.
The victim: a businessman missing for thirty years.
The case: impossible to solve. Until now.
Konrad, the retired policeman who originally investigated the disappearance, is called back to reopen the case that has weighed on his mind for decades.
Then a woman approaches him with new information that she obtained from her deceased brother.
Will this be enough to solve the mystery at last?
Can Konrad uncover the poisonous secrets and cruel truths that have built up over the decades?
In The Darkness Knows, the master of Icelandic crime writing returns with a powerful and haunting story about the poisonous secrets and cruel truths that time eventually uncovers.
'If you read one book this year, make sure it's this one' Daily Mail CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, SUNDAY TIMES, DAILY MAIL, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY EXPRESS AND i PAPER WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR FICTION SELECTED FOR THE BBC TWO BOOK CLUB BETWEEN THE COVERS AND THE RADIO 2 JO WHILEY BOOK CLUB An impossible murder A remarkable detective duo A demon who may or may not exist It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported from the Dutch East Indies to Amsterdam, where he is facing trial and execution for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent, while also on board are Sara Wessel, a noble woman with a secret, and her husband, the governor general of Batavia. But no sooner is their ship out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A strange symbol appears on the sail. A dead leper stalks the decks. Livestock are slaughtered in the night. And then the passengers hear a terrible voice whispering to them in the darkness, promising them three unholy miracles. First: an impossible pursuit. Second: an impossible theft. Third: an impossible murder. Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes? With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent and Sara can solve a mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board... 'A glorious mash-up of William Golding and Arthur Conan Doyle' Val McDermid 'A superb historical mystery: inventive, twisty, addictive and utterly beguiling ... A TRIUMPH' Will Dean From the author of the dazzling The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award, comes an audacious and original new high concept murder mystery.
Can you solve the mystery of Evelyn Hardcastle? WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG NOVEL AWARD A WATERSTONES THRILLER OF THE MONTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS DEBUT OF THE YEAR LONGLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR Gosford Park meets Groundhog Day by way of Agatha Christie and Black Mirror - the most inventive story you'll read Tonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed ... Again It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath... SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, I PAPER, FINANCIAL TIMES AND DAILY TELEGRAPH AND CURRENTLY BEING ADAPTED BY NETFLIX INTO A SEVEN PART SERIES The mind-blowing new murder mystery from Stuart Turton, The Devil and the Dark Water, is OUT NOW.
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award, and from the author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, comes a New York Times bestselling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for.
Described by The Sunday Times as 'A modern Christie', this is an extraordinarily inventive crime debut in which the reader is challenged to solve the crime.
The dazzling new bestseller from the author of The Appeal.
THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN
'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' Marian Keyes
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' Ian Rankin
'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' Mark Billingham
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.
But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.
Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?
The Times Crime Book of the Month
Guardian Best Crime and Thrillers
'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' Val McDermid
'I completely fell in love with it' Shari Lapena
'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' Steve Cavanagh
'Steeped in Agatha Christie joy' Araminta Hall
'Pure escapism' Guardian
'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard
'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' Daily Mail
'A witty and poignant tale' Daily Telegraph
'Funny and original' Sun
THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN
'Moving, hilarious, brilliantly suspenseful' Jeffery Deaver
'A thing of joy' Kate Atkinson
'The tonic we all need' Shari Lapena
It's the following Thursday.
Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life.
As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn't that be a bonus?
But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn't bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians.
Can the Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them?
'It's like reading ice cream... a pure pleasure' Linwood Barclay
'A properly funny mystery steeped in Agatha Christie' Araminta Hall
'Full of humour and heart. I loved it' Harlan Coben
'He's not only done it again, but he's done it even better' Philippa Perry
'They'll cradle you through any winter of discontent' Richard and Judy, Daily Express
'Superbly entertaining' Guardian
'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard
'This slick sequel will leave you buzzing' The Times
'Osman's world is a soothing place to be' Sunday Telegraph
'Pure pleasure to read' Observer
The sumptuous, propulsive, sun-kissed follow up to the bestselling Snow, from the Booker Prize winning author 'He wanted to know who she was, and why he was convinced he had some unremembered connection with her.
Visionary in scale, and the first contemporary novel in over a decade from number one worldwide bestseller Ken Follett, Never imagines a scenario we all hope never comes true: the imminent threat of World War Three . . .
A novel that features a mixed group of characters, each in his or her own way seeking some sort of salvation or redemption. It talks about the plot: how the US government and some of its quasi-autonomous agencies (CIA, FBI, DEA) all for their own reasons sponsored and financed the development of the drug cartels and their trade in Mexico.