Pile by the Bed reviews The Escapement by Lavie Tidhar a new wierd fantasy with Western styling.
Pile by the Bed reviews Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia a Mexican vampire novel that does new and interesting things with the genre.
Pile by the Bed reviews James Han Mattson’s second book Reprieve a thriller set around a horror-themed escape room game.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Women of Troy by Pat Barker, continuing the story of the fall of the Troy from the point of view of Briseis, begun in The Silence of the Girls.
Pile by the Bed reviews Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea a thriller that uses the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 as its jumping off point.
Pile by the Bed reviews Treasure and Dirt, the new crime novel by Chris Hammer focusing on new main characters and set in a remote opal mining town.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Past is Red by Catherynne M Valente a post-apocalyptic tale that takes direct aim at our consumerist society.
Pile by the Bed reviews I Know What I Saw, a unique crime story by Imran Mahmood that deals with issues of homelessness and trauma.
Pile by the Bed reviews What You Can See From Here by Mariana Leky – a small town tale full of odd characters and a fairytale feel.
Pile by the Bed reviews Miles Allinson’s second novel In Moonland, an exploration of the growth of cults in the 1970s and the integenerational consequences of trauma.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Curlew’s Eye by Karen Manton an Australian gothic tale set in the Northern Territory.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz a twisty thriller within a thriller based around a morality tale
Pile by the Bed reviews The Union of Synchronised Swimmers by Cristina Sandu a novella comprised of six linked, almost poetic short stories.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Harlem Shuffle – a crime caper novel set in 1960s Harlem by double Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Housemate by Sarah Bailey, introducing new characters engaged in an intriguing mystery that generates plenty of tension.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Pariah by Anthony Ryan – the start of a new Game of Thrnoes-style fantasy series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Inhibitor Phase by Alastair Reynold’s – a long awaiting return to his Revelation Space universe.
Pile by the Bed reviews In Harm’s Way by Anthony Mosawi – a genre mash thriller involving spies, terrorist threats and an agent with supernatural powers of precognition.
Pile by the Bed reviews I Shot the Devil by Ruth McIver, a noir crime thriller that won the 2018 Richelle Prize for emerging writers.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Attack by Catherine Jinks, a tense thriller involving teens behaving badly and dealing with a history of trauma.