1) Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary
WHY I LIKE IT: A dark, gripping thriller about domestic violence which cleverly turns the usual conventions on their head.
2) Bad Samaritan by Michael J Malone
WHY I LIKE IT: Another gripping page-turner with dark themes, good psychology and some brave choices when it comes to character development.
3) The Black House by Peter May
WHY I LIKE IT: An unusual detective novel set on the Isle of Lewis featuring fascinating glimpses into the area’s past as well as an intriguing plot.
BIO: Liverpool lass Tess Makovesky is now settled in the far north of England where she roams the fells with a brolly, dreaming up new stories and startling the occasional sheep. Tess writes a distinctive brand of British comédie noir and her short stories have darkened the pages of various anthologies and magazines. Her debut novella Raise the Blade, a psychological noir tale involving a serial killer in Birmingham and a lot of Pink Floyd references, is available from Caffeine Nights Publishing now.