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John Marrs

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John Marrs is a freelance journalist based in London, England, who has spent the last 20 years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines.

He has written for publications including The Guardian's Guide and Guardian Online; OK! Magazine; Total Film; Empire; Q; GT; The Independent; Star; Reveal; Company; Daily Star and News of the World's Sunday Magazine.

Genres: Mystery
John Marrs recommends
Close to Home (2017)
(DI Fawley Thriller, book 1)
Cara Hunter
"Close to Home hit the ground running and didn't stop right until the final page . . . the last [twist] was a genuine stroke of genius . . . told in a unique, modern way that sets the bar for new crime writers . . . the last time I felt that excited by a book was A Kind Worth Killing."
The Memory Chamber (2018)
Holly Cave
"Strikingly original and impossible to put down; one of those novels that stays with you long after you reach the final page. Holly has created a fictitious world that feels impossibly real; a story that you wish you had written."
Dead North (2018)
(Sam Williams, book 1)
Joel Hames
"Will leave me with a thriller hangover for some time."
Close Your Eyes (2018)
Darren O'Sullivan
"A well crafted, nail biting thriller crammed with unpredictable twists. It wrong foots you with a killer twist that will have you re-reading because you can’t believe you didn’t see it coming."
Her Name Was Rose (2018)
Claire Allan
"A psychological thriller with a heart: taut, emotionally challenging and unlike so many thrillers, each twist and turn is here because it deserves to be and not for the sake of it."
One Little Lie (2018)
Sam Carrington
"A kick-ass page turner … I was knocked senseless by the awesome twist."
Before Her Eyes (2018)
Jack Jordan
"Packed with intense, unpredictable, heart-stopping moments, this is a first rate psychological thriller you won't forget in a hurry. It's one of those 'just one more chapter' books you don't want to put down."
Blood for Blood (2019)
(Ziba Mackenzie, book 1)
Victoria Selman
"A storyline that speeds along at a rate of knots—a bloody good thriller!"
Call Me Star Girl (2019)
Louise Beech
"A change in direction of genre but one that pays off – it effortlessly retains Louise’s inimitable voice. A thriller with heart, passion and twists that will surprise even the most astute readers."
The Silent Patient (2019)
Alex Michaelides
"The definition of a page turner. The twist comes as hard and fast as a slap across the face."
A Version of the Truth (2019)
B P Walter
"Day one of my holiday lost to B P Walter and his intriguing thriller A Version of the Truth. If you like Peter Swanson, this will be right up your dark, twisted alley."
Across the Void (2019)
S K Vaughn
"The mysterious SK Vaughn has taken a well-loved genre and given it a much needed shot in the arm. Fantastic idea, but delivered with such heart, incredible tension, and beautifully drawn out characters. It’s the best survival thriller I’ve read since The Martian."
Trance (2019)
(Alex Madison, book 1)
Adam Southward
"A tense, original thriller that perfectly blends the nail-biting suspense and shocks of Silence of the Lambs and Shutter Island."
The God Game (2020)
Danny Tobey
"Like an episode of Black Mirror written by Stephen King. It reminded me in parts of Stand By Me meets Ready Player One - a wildly original thriller with heart."

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