Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Moscow X by David McCloskey the high octane espionage follow up to his debut thriller Damascus Station.
Pile by the Bed reviews Three Assassins by Kotaro Isaka. This follow up to Bullet Train a wild, violent filled romp across Tokyo full of bizarre characters, plenty fo action and meticulously set up twists.
Pile by the Bed reviews Damascus Station by David McCloskey who usues his background as a CIA analyst to deliver a tense espionage thriller set in Syria during the 2010 civil war
Pile by the Bed reviews Dark Arena by Jack Beaumont an espionage thriller by former member of the French Secret Service, follow up to The Frenchman.
Pile by the Bed’s Top 10 books of 2023 including Cuddy, I Have Some Questions For You, Yellowface, Orbital, Birnam Wood, Bad Cree, Small Mercies, Return to Valetto, Mater 2-10 and Titanium Noir
Pile by the Bed reviews Geneva a debut technothriller by Richard Armitage but finds that it too contrived and muddled to be the page turner that it wants to be.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Future by Naomi Alderman, a techo-thriller with the heart of a heist novel that explores how technology might drive different possible futures.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Exchange by John Grisham, a sequel to his breakout hit The Firm. Set fifteen years later, this is a sequel in name only and instead is a not particularly thrilling kidnap thriller with the same protagonist.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Wolf Hunt by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen a thriller that explores the lives of expatriate Israelis in America and engagingly explores the grey area of a number of complex issues.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Secret Hours by Mick Herron a top shelf stand alone espionage novel set in Herron’s Slough House continuity.
Pile by the Bed reviews Abandon by Blake Crouch, a thriller revolving around a hundred year old mystery involving the disappearance of the population of a mining town.
Pile by the Bed reviews Kill for Me Kill for You a stand along thriller from Steve Cavanagh that takes a familiar crime trope and turns it on its head.
Pile by the Bed reviews Traced by Catherine Jinks, her new domestic thriller set during the early days of the Covid pandemic
Pile by the Bed reviews The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz a thriller with horror stylings based around an exclusive writing boot camp with a famous author.
Pile by the Bed reviews City of Dreams by Don Winslow, historical organised crime follow up to City on Fire, moving the bulk of the action to Los Angeles.
Pile by the Bed reviews Red Queen by Juan Gómez-Jurado, the first book in his Spanish thriller trilogy featuring the hyper-intelligent Antonia Scott and her dogged partner, former police officer Jon Gutiérrez
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Birnam Wood by Booker Prize winning New Zealand author Eleanor Catton a deep, satiric and insightful exploration of power, idealism and environmentalism.
Pile byt the Bed reviews The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes a debut thriller with an enreliable heroine uncovering dark secrets about her past.
Pile by the Bed reviews Bad Cree by Jessica Johns an Indigenous horror story that explores issues of resilience in the face of the impacts of colonisation, exploitation and cultural loss.
Pile by the Bed reviews Headcase, the fourth book in Jack Heath’s entertaining and compulsive Timothy Blake series of crime thrillers.