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Thrilling reads perfect for winter nights indoors.

Embrace the cold and send a shiver down your spine with these addictive, chilling novels. Shady pasts, dangerous killers and creeping dread - nothing is off the table when it comes to winter thrillers.

  • A terrifying, twisting debut from TV news journalist Katherine Firkin. It's time for a killer to leave his mark . . .

  • From the bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Taken and Don't Believe It comes a riveting twister of a thriller featuring enigmatic cold case expert Rory Moore and famed profiler Lane Phillips.

  • 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.

  • The heart-stopping new thriller by the Australian author who has taken the US by storm.

  • A gripping thriller set in occupied France, based on a shocking historical conspiracy that reaches the very top of the British establishment

  • Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller by Anthony Horowitz. The follow-up to Magpie Murders.

  • The chilling new novel from Norwegian superstar Jørn Lier Horst. This is Nordic Noir at its spine-tingling best

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

  • Four Army Rangers are accused of murdering seven civilians in cold blood in this scorching summer thriller from the worldwide bestseller James Patterson.

  • I won't walk alone by the mountain trees, or the hungry man will come for me . . .

  • A young tech genius is thrown in at the deep end on her first case with the FBI in a gripping new stand-alone from the world's bestselling thriller writer

  • An outstanding new thriller from Alex North, author of THE WHISPER MAN - gripping, moving and brilliantly creepy

  • Bestselling writing duo, Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman, return with a new unputdownable thriller.

  • A totally gripping and entirely unique thriller that asks a stunning question: what if the man you're trying to stop is the one who's trying to save the world?

  • The latest unputdownable thriller from queen of the one-sit read Shari Lapena, the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and SOMEONE WE KNOW.

  • A gripping and suspenseful debut thriller, with more twists than The Couple Next Door

  • A sophisticated literary thriller in the vein of Le Carré and William Boyd involving the disappearance of a nuclear scientist in Oxford.

  • A revealing, fascinating account of America's most famous family, as told by the world's most trusted storyteller.

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

  • The thrilling new novel from the 10-million-copy, No. 1 bestselling author

  • A dead sister, a dark and rambling house, the mystery of a lost painting: the spellbinding new novel from Elizabeth Brooks, for fans of Rebecca

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