The Chain by Adrian McGinty. Bizarre premise, but it works – a kidnapping ring is at work. If they take your child, you have to kidnap someone else’s in order to get your own released. I know, I know, hardly plausible but it’s a very good edge of your seat thriller.
Beyond Reasonable Doubt by Gary Bell, QC. Start of a new series set, no surprises, in the law. Elliott Rook is considered to be one of the greatest barristers of his generation – he fits in really well with the old Eton clique of London lawyers – but what they don’t know is that he has a criminal past, and isn’t actually qualified. Manages to keep it all secret until one day he’s summonsed back to where he grew up by one of the thugs he hung out with back in the day, who’s accused of murder and says that if Elliott Rook doesn’t represent him, he’ll expose his past. Good stuff.