1. Thrill me, chill me

    The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah is a thriller that twists, turns, and at times chills you with its creepiness. Sophie Hannah is brilliant. She sneaks up on you with the riveting ordinariness of her characters. It is the very normalcy pervading her tales that renders them so horrifying, as she draws you into the mystery. In The Dead Lie Down she brings together two couples: an engaged female police sergeant and her cold and distant detective fiancé, with an odd, haunted woman and her creepy partner. Hannah slowly unwraps psyches and secrets and slowly it becomes apparent there is serious wrong doing a foot. But until the very end we don’t know whodunit. It is compelling, riveting, and the perfect thing to send a frisson up your spine during the sultry summer.