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The most anticipated crime and thriller titles for early 2020.

Mark them on your calendar, there are plenty of red-letter days coming up in the first half of 2020 for fans of thrilling fiction. From bloodbaths to slow-boilers, mysteries and mind-benders, hearts will race as plots twist, tensions build and talk escalates to action. Expect the unexpected. Here are some killer releases to leave maximum impact on your year of reading.

  • From Australia's most exciting and original crime writer comes another electrifying thriller, set in Los Angeles, introducing a new – and decidedly unconventional – team of 'detectives'.

  • Detective Michael Bennett is New York's public enemy no. 1. But when the Mayor's daughter goes missing, there's only one cop who can bring her home.

  • Someone knows Astrid's darkest secret. And they're going to have fun with it . . .

  • Gritty and moving crime thriller, for fans of THE WIRE and LINE OF DUTY from the critically-acclaimed author of HEFT.

  • An intense exploration of fear and violence, courage and redemption, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Sister.

  • A collection of thrilling, pulse-pounding stories from the bestselling author of The President is Missing

  • The gripping new thriller from the Number One New York Times bestselling master of suspense.

  • The chilling new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author C. J. Tudor.

  • Bestselling author Lisa Gardner unites three of her most loved characters -Detective D.D. Warren, Flora Dane, and Kimberly Quincy - in a twisty new thriller, as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past that points to a dangerous and chilling present-day crime.

  • The new rip-roaring thriller in the Numa series from the Grand Master of Adventure, Clive Cussler.

  • The brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author, described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist'.

  • A chilling exploration into obsession, reconciliation and revenge in 2020's must-read.

  • The astounding fifth novel from Gregg Hurwitz featuring Evan Smoak - Orphan X aka The Nowhere Man.

  • The worst thing he can imagine - and all he can do is watch . . . A taut and compelling new thriller from Gytha Lodge.

  • She's part of the family now. For better - and for worse . . . In this dark, menacing thriller, Rebecca Fleet shows us a suspenseful, twisty yet emotionally devastating portrait of a family in turmoil.

  • The Women's Murder Club face the fight of their lives in the latest thriller from the bestselling James Patterson series

  • A terrifying cabin in the woods horror story for the 21st century, from king of survival horror Max Brooks, bestselling visionary author of World War Z.

  • From one of our best-loved radio presenters comes a race-against-time thriller, chillingly resonant with today's headlines.

  • The final nail-biting instalment in Icelandic superstar, Ragnar Jonasson's, Hidden Iceland series.

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