SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn, (Orion)

‘A very good debut, atmospheric and creepy, with a complex and convincingly drawn female protagonist. The claustrophobia of small-town America in the south is portrayed exceptionally well in this dark psychological thriller.’


THE FAITHFUL SPY by  Alex Berenson (Random House)

THE WOODS by Harlan Coben (Orion)

CITY OF LIES by J Ellory  (Orion)

THE INTRUDERS by Michael Marshall  (HarperCollins)

THE NIGHT FERRY by Michael Robotham (Little Brown)

TRIPTYCH by Karin Slaughter (Random House)


Corinne Turner (Non-Judging Chair) – Managing Director, Ian Fleming Publications
Seraphina Granelli – head of retail with Millivres Prowler, Europe’s biggest gay and lesbian publisher and retailer, and former manager of Waterstone’s, Piccadilly
Michael Jecks – medievalist, writer and past Chair of the CWA
Mike Stotter – journalist, reviewer, children’s author and editor of of Shots e-zine
Zoë Watkins – publications’ manager for works Ian Fleming publications
Gordon Wise – literary agent at Curtis Brown, former publishing director of John Murray