Here are this week's new reviews:
With the first of two books this week which may not be for the squeamish is Rich Westwood with his review of Mikkel Birkegaard's Death Sentence, tr. Charlotte Barslund;Previous reviews can be found in the review archive.
Susan White reviews The Accused by Constance Briscoe her crime debut, already well-known as the author of the autobiographical Ugly;
Lynn Harvey reviews Lee Child's The Affair which takes Jack Reacher back to the beginning of his loner career;
Maxine Clarke reviews the CWA Award Winner, Ruth Dugdall's The Sacrificial Man;
Terry Halligan reviews James Fleming's conclusion to his Charlie Doig trilogy, Rising Blood
and Amanda Gillies reviews the second of the two books not for the faint-hearted: Nigel McCrery's Scream the third in the DCI Lapslie series set in Essex which is available in paperback.
Forthcoming titles can be found by author or date or by category, here and new titles by David Belbin, Alex Connor, Ruth Dugdall, Paulus Hochgatterer, Bill Kitson, Alexander McCall Smith, Alexander Soderberg, Dag Solstad, Ferdinand von Schirach and Tom Winship have been added to these pages this week.