The Old Religion by Martyn Waites, Headline, Hardback, £12.99
Set in the quiet Cornish village of St Petroc, ex-undercover cop Tom Killgannon is in hiding when teen runaway Lila breaks into his house and takes his wallet, including the details of Tom’s new identity. Not only must he find her for his own safety, but for hers, too. There are sinister goings on in the local travellers’ commune. With hard times and crops failing, it seems there may be a way to save the community – but it comes at a price. Totally gripping.