5 paperback thrillers
Neil Cross – Burial
Two ordinary guys who get caught up in a tragic death have to cover for each other and then struggle to live with the guilt. None of which can possibly end well. Pocket.
Dreda Say Mitchell – Geezer Girls
A quartet of 15-year-olds trapped into working for The Geezer manage to escape. When they are all grown up and preparing for a wedding day, said geezer turns up demanding they perform one last job. Hodder.
Lee Weeks – Death Trip
Not based on a true story, this tale features gap-year students who are kidnapped in Thailand. The detective half-brother of one of the hostages infiltrates the Mafia to launch a daring rescue bid. Avon.
Lawrence Block – Hit and Run
The fourth in the Hit series featuring John Keller, stamp collector, chronic worrier and mad assassin. Orion.
Bill Vidal – The Clayton Account
A debut tale about the contents of a Swiss bank account, spent by the son it was left to, but apparently the property of a crazed drug baron. Arrow.