Because everyone likes to be on the edge of their seat
Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil, Melina Marchetta (Viking, $32.99)
The author of Looking for Alibrandi returns with a crime read centring on an explosion, terrorism and the lengths people will go to for their family. This is an easy one to sink your teeth into without needing a spreadsheet to remember plotlines.
The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware (Harvill Secker, $32.99)
Oh, prepare to second-guess everyone you ever come across! Lo Blacklock is a travel journalist on a boat, when she witnesses a murder in the next cabin. The only thing is, no one is reported missing. Does this ‘victim’ even exist? Or is Lo going mad?
The Silence Between Breaths, Cath Staincliffe (Constable, $29.99)
A bunch of strangers are on a train when it suddenly stops. While some are annoyed, others notice one man who seems jittery as hell. What’s his deal? The longer they’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, cramped together on a train, the more the tension rises.