The Playdate by Louise Millar (Pan, £7.99)
Three women live on the same street in North London. They are friends in the way that neighbours often are - their lives interconnect, though their perspectives and preoccupations vary wildly. But how well do they really know one another? Well enough to trust with looking after their child? A thought provoking, taut and suspenseful thriller that you won't forget in a hurry.
Angela Lamb, Easy Living Art Director