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eBooks of the Month

The Last Kiss Goodbye
Tasmina Perry
September 2015 eBook of the Month. An enchanting and engaging novel containing two poignant stories that fuse gradually into a captivating read. The flirty, lively prologue, full of society’s elite in 1961,...

Other Featured eBooks this Month

Sue Perkins
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Entering the crowded market of the celeb autobiography, Sue Perkins has managed to bring a fresh approach to the genre with a witty...
Don't Get Me Wrong
Marianne Kavanagh
October 2015 Book of the Month. A fascinating tale with a big heart that pulls you back and forth from 2015 to 2006. It is told mostly through the voices...
Get Even
Martina Cole
October 2015 Book of the Month. Martina does it again with another wonderful, gritty tale of violent men, dirty deeds, “family” and London’s East End gangland. It stars Sharon Conway...
Now is the Time
Melvyn Bragg
October 2015 Book of the Month. Now is the Time depicts the events of the Peasants' Revolt on both a grand and intimate scale, vividly portraying its central figures and...
Lynda La Plante
Maxim Jakubowski's October 2015 Book of the Month. DCI Jane Tennison is of course endurably associated with Helen Mirren who embodied the tough as nails and endearing character in the successful TV...
What She Left
T. R. Richmond
October 2015 Debut of the Month. An intriguing and successful experiment in presenting a crime thriller from a different angle, Richmond's accomplished debut encourages...
Ben Lyle
October 2015 Debut of the Month. Terms is a surprisingly powerful little book, it really does pack a mighty punch. James finishes university in...
Catriona Ward
October 2015 Debut of the Month. A ghostly, achingly sad, yet excruciatingly beautiful debut. This is effectively one story, however there are a number...
Little Girl Gone
Alexandra Burt
October 2015 Debut of the Month. This riveting and perturbing thriller thoroughly turns preconceptions and thought process inside out. Lying in hospital with...
Mile High
Rebecca Chance
Maxim Jakubowski October 2015 Highly Recommended. It's no secret that behind the Chance pseudonym stands mystery writer Lauren Henderson, and this background explains why her tremulous bonkbusters move along with such tremendous...
Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
A group of Californian teenagers with superpowers should be having the time of their lives, right? Wrong… This action-packed page-turner about the self-proclaimed Zeroes shows that superpowers come at a cost. In fact, Ethan’s power, an all-knowing voice that speaks...
The Dressmaker
Rosalie Ham
An unforgettable novel of love, hate and haute couture. Packed with memorable characters, acid humour and luscious clothes, The Dressmaker is an irresistible gothic tale of small-town revenge.The film adaptation, starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving is released...
Hell and High Water
Tanya Landman
The astonishing story of a young man's quest to find justice for his father, from the Carnegie Medal-winning author ofBuffalo Soldier. Hell and High Water draws inspiration from the shocking true story of Thomas Benson, an eighteenth-century Devonshire smuggler.
For All Our Tomorrows
Freda Lightfoot
A stirring and elaborately sweeping saga set in Cornwall during the Second World War. Two sisters, Sara and Bette are as different as different can be, however they love each other dearly. Bette is young and frivolous and has her...
Zero World
Jason M. Hough
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Pure entertainment in fifth gear, if not in hyper-spatial overdrive, in this SF thriller where future spies are thrown into as world of the future beyond the...
Black-Eyed Susans
Julia Heaberlin
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A powerful thriller with a knack for riding the tightrope between scaring the hell out of you and making you feel compassionate for its harried heroine, Haeberlin's...
If Then
Matthew De Abaitua
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A challenging British dystopia in which, in a near post economic catastrophe Lewes, a small British town in the South Downs, is ruled by the Process, an...
Vanishing Games
Roger Hobbs
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In his dazzling, award-winning debut GHOSTMAN , Hobbs introduced a fascinating lone wolf criminal anti-hero who quickly captured the imagination. His reappearance in the second novel...
Lost Girl
Adam Nevill
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Post apocalypse worlds are very much in vogue and in danger of engulfing the bookshelves, but Neville's approach is innovative and seriously scary, which comes as no...
Tania Carver
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Carver conceals the identity of gritty crime writer Martyn Waites writing with his wife and their series featuring DI Phil Brennan and his psychologist wife Marina Esposito...
The Sand Men
Christopher Fowler
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Fowler is one of the hidden treasures of popular fiction, equally at ease writing horror, idiosyncratic cop investigations with his increasingly popular Bryant and May series...
The Nazi Hunters
Damien Lewis
The extraordinary true story of the SAS's bloody rebirth, revealed for the very first time. Still studied by the SAS today and a central part of their founding myth, the story of the Nazi hunters is now told by bestselling...
Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
One of the most famous love stories of all time
The Christmas Surprise
Jenny Colgan
This continues the lives of Rosie Hopkins and her fiancé Stephen which gives you a good update at the front of the book so you could start the story here, only it would be better to begin with Welcome...
What Remains
Tim Weaver
A crime novel with an ending that you do not see coming – terrific. Now into his sixth mystery missing persons investigator, David Raker thrillers just seem to get better with each. This brings back Colm Healy from The...
Colm Toibin
A great family drama about a young girl moving from Ireland to New Yok in search of work in the 1950's. Just as she feels life is going somewhere in Brooklyn she has to return to Ireland and the pleas...
Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson puts across some of the lessons he's learned during his long career in Football. Throughout the book he references football - the players, the money, the owners, the sheer pitfalls of running huge organisations. It's a path he...
Wet Dog
Sophie Gamand
Portraits of any number of dogs undergoing their regular shampoo and set. Some long-suffering, most resigned and just a few enjoying the whole thing. A lovely array of dogs, some very high maintenance but with a good number of streetwise...
John Lanchester
The lives of a disparate group of characters based on a street in London - Pepys Road. We dart quickly between their stories, building up portraits of each and leading us through the dramas of their mostly separate lives. It's...
Journey Under the Midnight Sun
Keigo Higashino
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A major bestseller in its native Japan, Higashino's massive novel is a worthy follow up to the translations of the already impressive MALICE and THE...
The Year of the Runaways
Sunjeev Sahota
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Sweeping between India and England, and between childhood and the present day, Sunjeev Sahota's generous, unforgettable novel is a story of dignity in the face of adversity and the ultimate triumph of the...
Satin Island
Tom McCarthy
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Meet U. - a talented and uneasy figure currently pimping his skills to an elite consultancy in contemporary London. As U. oscillates between the visionary and the vague, brilliance and bullshit, Satin Island...
Life or Death
Michael Robotham
Winner of the Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award 2015. The Shawshank Redemption meets No Country for Old Men in the breathtaking new thriller from international bestseller Michael Robotham.The judges said: "When you start reading Life or Death, you'll want to stay...
Cop Town
Karin Slaughter
Winner of the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2015. Atlanta 1974 and two female cops join forces, one old hand, one brand new. This excellent thriller certainly makes you think about the prejudices of the time and how much attitudes...
Fourth of July Creek
Smith Henderson
Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2015. Rural Montana in the 80s. Pete Smith is a young social worker with huge problems of his own. In attempting to return a near-feral lad to his family he becomes...
Sworn Virgin
Elvira Dones
A provocative, engaging and absolutely fascinating novel about one woman’s decision to move from a struggling post communist Albania, to the complexity of America, after she has spent years living as a man. We join the intriguing Hana as she...
I'll Never Write My Memoirs
Grace Jones
The hotly anticipated no-holds-barred memoir from muse, model and music legend Grace Jones. In the book, Grace takes us on a journey from her religious upbringing in Jamaica to her heyday in Paris and New York in the 70s and...
The Soul of Discretion
Susan Hill
Fictional cathedral city, Lafferton, is home to some truly dreadful crimes involving young children in ‘snuff’ movies. Simon Sennailler is called in, goes undercover and ends up in prison hoping to infiltrate a very nasty paedophile ring. There are several...
Prodigal Son
Danielle Steel
A story of twin brothers, of rivalry, jealousy and pure evil. Michael is the blue-eyed boy, Peter a failure. Michael became a doctor, Peter a banker. Both marry, raise a family, drift apart. Now Peter’s bank (Lehman Brothers) has gone...
How to Make A Friend
Fleur Smithwick
A strange tale told in the first person that flips back and forth between a past when Alice, our narrator, was a lonely child and relied heavily on her imaginary friend, Sam, and the present when she has been involved...
Die Again
Tess Gerritsen
I am a fan of the Rizzoli and Isles TV series and like the dynamics of their relationship, both as friends and colleagues, but in my mind the books are always so much better, sharper, more gritty and full of...
See How Small
Scott Blackwood
The dreadful effect of the murder of three teenage girls on the inhabitants of a Texas town. There are five main characters: the mother of two of the victims, a fireman who attempted to rescue them, the 17-year old ‘get-away’...
The Tears of Dark Water
Corban Addison
A huge drama of nearly 500 compulsive pages where the kidnapping of an American boy, the death of his father and the complications of the negotiator tackling the Somali pirates and a Somalian who needs freedom for his family make...
Tom Clancy's Full Force and Effect
Mark Greaney
Mark Greaney has co-written three of Clancy’s novels so the fact that the master died last year shouldn’t really make a lot of difference here but somehow it has. Maybe because Clancy was not around to give a final edit,...
Wars of the Roses: Bloodline
Conn Iggulden
The third beautifully written novel in the War of the Roses series by bestselling author Conn Iggulden. Factions form and tear apart as snow falls. Through blood and treason, through broken men and vengeful women, brother shall confront brother, king...
The Last Kind Words Saloon
Larry McMurtry
The publishers dub this a ‘ballad in prose’ and that’s exactly how it feels. We meet ageing Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday outside the Last Kind Words Saloon in Long Grass as an English lord is buying a rancher’s cattle...
C. J. Sansom
This magnificent series continues with one of the best. New readers will miss out a little on the character development but still be captivated by the tale … then read the rest. Here Henry VIII is in his final days...
The House on Cold Hill
Peter James
They said the dead can't hurt you ...They were wrong. The House on Cold Hill is a chilling and suspenseful ghost story from the multi-million copy bestselling author of Dead Simple, Peter James.
The Golden Age
Jane Smiley
After a hundred years of change and US history, filled with words unsaid and moments lost, this dazzling final instalment in the acclaimed Last Hundred Years trilogy sees the final repercussions of time on the Langdon family. Moving through the...
A Few of the Girls
Maeve Binchy
From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing which is insightful and topical. But at the heart of all Maeve's fiction are the people and their relationships...
Between Sisters
Cathy Kelly
The sparkling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Honey Queen and It Started with Paris .
Dilly's Sacrifice
Rosie Goodwin
A young mother's fight to keep her family together in the face of poverty, hardship and the horrors of the First World War - from the streets of the Midlands to the fields of Ireland. A moving and uplifting story...
The Letter
Kathryn Hughes
Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. The Letter tells the story of two women, born decades apart, whose paths are destined...
Holy Cow
David Duchovny
Yes, it is that David Duchnovny, best known as Mulder from the X-Files. Here he has presented a wonderfully silly little novel narrated by a cow. Discontented with life in the barn and unwilling to be slaughtered, she set out...
Quartet for the End of Time
Johanna Skibsrud
A complicated, confusing book that demands close attention if you are to gather its points. Set in America and Europe between the 1930s and the 1940s, it charts the lives of three teenagers and is told from their perspectives, mostly...
The Heart Goes Last
Margaret Atwood
A sinister, wickedly funny novel about a near-future in which the lawful are locked up and the lawless roam free, The Heart Goes Last is Margaret Atwood at her heart-stopping best.
My Story
Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard - legendary captain of Liverpool and England - tells the story of the highs and lows of a twenty-year career at the top of English and world football. As the only player ever to have scored in a...
Open the Cage, Murphy!
Paul O'Grady
To describe Open the Cage, Murphy as action-packed is a massive understatement. The book takes us on a roller coaster ride through a decade of Paul O'Grady's life and is stuffed to the gunwales with hilarious stories, extreme situations and...
Poetry Please: Love Poems
Various Poets
In this new anthology poets from across the ages lead us on a journey of love in its many forms. From Shakespeare to Rossetti, Keats to Auden, Byron to Browning an beyond, as well as a host of contemporary voices...
High Windows
Philip Larkin
A collection, which includes some of Larkin's best-known pieces ( The Old Fools, This Be the Verse, The Explosion, and the title poem) showing the preoccupation with death and transience that is so typical of the poet.
The Hawk in the Rain
Ted Hughes
Including many of Hughes' best-known poems, such as 'The Jaguar', 'The Thought-Fox' and 'Wind' - now stapes of British poetry anthologies - Hawk in the Rain is the foundation of Hughes' reputation as one of the twentieth-century's greatest poets.
The Judge's Daughter
Ruth Hamilton
One of this lovely author’s best books, originally published in 2007. If you’ve missed it you must catch up. Helen is the Judge’s daughter, a sad, neglected child who becomes more so once her mean-spirited widowed father remarries. Agnes is...
From Liverpool with Love
Lyn Andrews
A rags-to-riches tale of workhouse Jane marrying her boss. It’s a lovely read full of joy and then Jane’s brother turns up. He escaped the workhouse aged 14 and turned to crime. Seeing how well Jane has done for herself...

Last Month's Featured eBooks

Jonathan Franzen
The long awaited new novel from Jonathan Franzen is a masterpiece, being heralded as the return of the Great American Novel and so it should be. The story revolves around...

Reader Reviewed Me Before You
Jojo Moyes
A gifted, high achiever walks out of his flat one morning and gets hit by a taxi. We pick up on him a few years later when he is finding...

Clare Francis
It's been 4 yrs since her last novel and definitely worth the wait. Unforgottenis a crime thriller but its also a really involving family drama with engrossing real life characters....

Reader Reviewed Asking for it
Louise O'Neill
September 2015 Book of the Month. A courageous, unflinching and emotionally challenging novel, focusing on sexual consent and the issues surrounding social...

Grandpa's Great Escape
David Walliams
The hotly-anticipated next novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.

The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett
Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This...

Robert Macfarlane
Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015. Infused with the poetry of the land, Robert Macfarlane’s Landmarks explores and celebrates the close relationship between the landscape and the...

David Cronenberg
There are fascinating arguments about whether the pinnacle of art can be reached best through collaboration or solo work. From Renaissance artists’ studios to Warhol’s Factory to the Writers Rooms...

50 People Who Screwed Up Scotland
Allan Brown
Allan Brown, former Scottish journalist of the year, offers us some withering criticism of those who, in his opinion, have screwed up Scotland. Targets range from Alex Salmond to Sean...

Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Diana Gabaldon
This is an incredible series which began with Cross Stitch in 1994. Back then Claire stepped through a stone circle in Scotland in 1945 and found herself in the...

Reader Reviewed Seeing Other People
Mike Gayle
September 2015 Book of the Month. Clever and touching, this is a book about love, trust and the...

Crashing Heaven
Al Robertson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. This hard as nails science fiction thriller redefines cyberpunk for the 21st century in the way that...

Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Me
Bernard Sumner
For the first time, Bernard Sumner writes of his career in music, first with Joy Division and then New Order. He goes back to his childhood tracing his earliest musical...

Crooked Heart
Lissa Evans
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. A touching tale of an educated, free thinking lad and his relationship with an unscrupulous family upon whom he is billeted...

The Silk Tree
Julian Stockwin
A non-stop, action packed adventure from 549 AD spanning the fascinating Roman and Chinese empires. Nicander and Marius are unlikely companions and after the Ostrogoths have sacked Rome, find themselves...

Reader Reviewed Galina Petrovna's Three-Legged Dog Story
Andrea Bennett
A quite slow-moving tale of some old folk in Russia which may not be action-packed but it is certainly observation packed. Set about twenty years ago it is frequently damning...

Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff
September 2015 Book of the Month. Bold and surprising in character and style,Fates and Furies is a fascinating novel that delights in...

Reader Reviewed The Dress
Kate Kerrigan
September 2015 Book of the Month. Ahh, what a lovely charming book this is, all the more so due to the sharp,...

The Night the Rich Men Burned
Malcolm Mackay
Shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2015. Acclaimed and garlanded with awards and nominations for his debut Glasgow underworld trilogy which began with The Necessary Death of...

Into the Fire
Manda Scott
Into the Fire is a breath-taking collision of past and present, a brilliant race-against-time thriller combined with an immaculately woven historical narrative. In it, bestselling author Manda Scott demonstrates why...

My Sister's Secret
Tracy Buchanan
A beautifully descriptive and cleverly intriguing read with a monumental secret lying buried at it’s heart. As Willow realises her memories of her childhood may be distorted, she begins a...

Reader Reviewed Lost & Found
Brooke Davis
September 2015 MEGA Book of the Month. A book to completely lose yourself in, this is a wonderful quirky little gem. Set...

Reader Reviewed The Tea Planter's Wife
Dinah Jefferies
September 2015 Book of the Month. Chosen as a Richard and Judy Book Club selection Autumn 2015. An exotically intense, vibrant and...

Animal Farm
George Orwell
2015 is the 70th anniversary of Animal Farm. To commemorate this important anniversary, Penguin Classics is republishing the classic illustrated Animal Farm by Joy Batchelor and John Halas.Orwell's chilling 'fairy...

Reader Reviewed The Crossing
Andrew Miller
September 2015 eBook of the Month. Prepare a space in time for ‘The Crossing’, float on the surface of awareness before taking...

Reader Reviewed Solomon Creed
Simon Toyne
September 2015 Book of the Month. There is a confusing, almost rambling feel to this thriller that really keeps you on your...

Life After You
Lucie Brownlee
Chosen as a Richard and Judy Book Club selection Autumn 2015. Lucie Brownlee lost her husband Mark when he suddenly dropped dead at the age of 37. Through her blog,...

The Republic of Imagination
Azar Nafisi
A more impassioned plea for the importance of reading you will be hard pressed to find. Coming from Iran, a repressed state where to read fiction was to invite extreme...

Beneath the Earth
John Boyne
In this collection of twelve dark, unerring and surprising short stories, John Boyne explores the extremities of the human condition in all its brilliance and brutality. Drawing on a host...

Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Mieville
Ranging from portraits of childhood to chilling ghost stories, from dystopian visions to poignant evocations of uncanny love, with beautiful prose and melancholy wit, this breath-taking collection poses searching questions...

The Abyss Beyond Dreams
Peter F. Hamilton
This book is huge in all senses: seven hundred pages of history, politics, science, relationships, conflict, deception and even a little bit of time travel; with the kinds of twists...

The Fires of Autumn
Irene Nemirovsky
The prequel to Suite Française, written two years before the author died in Auschwitz and published posthumously in France in 1957. It is the tale of an innocent who proudly...

The Liar's Chair
Rebecca Whitney
David and Rachel, aged around 40, have built up a very successful promotional business together but a less successful marriage. When Rachel, driving home from a night with her lover,...

Mightier Than the Sword
Jeffrey Archer
The fifth volume in the Clifton Chronicles being the life of the Barringtons. The last finished with the IRA trying to sabotage their new Atlantic liner. Arch enemies reappear, Giles...

Lauren Oliver
A fast-moving mystery with each character telling their side of the story per chapter. Some may well be unreliable narrators! We even get the ghost’s perspective which is enlightening but...

Claire North
Young adult writer Catherine Webb was also known to pen great fantasy adventures as Kate Griffin, but the revelation she was also Claire North, author of last year's unique

Reader Reviewed The Drowning Lesson
Jane Shemilt
October 2015 Book of the Month. A well observed domestic drama turns half way through the book into a compulsive,...

Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Perhaps it's the sheets of rain which fall...

The Serpent Papers
Jessica Cornwell
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Talent runs in the blood as the granddaughter...

The Man Who Didn't Go to Newcastle
Alison Clink
September 2015 Book of the Month. A wonderfully eloquent, heartfelt and touching recollection of the author’s relationship with her brother, after he...

Jonathan Franzen
September 2015 Book of the Month. One of the year's major new literary offerings, Jonathan Franzen's PURITY doesn't disappoint, if alone by...

Reader Reviewed How to Get Ahead in Television
Sophie Cousens
September 2015 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. An amusing, wicked...

The Seasoning
Manon Steffan Ros
A novel to tease your senses and surprise your soul, this is a beautifully bittersweet read. Peggy’s son asks her to write her story, so she writes a recipe and...

Reader Reviewed House of Windows
Alexia Casale
Going up to Cambridge University can be a daunting experience for even the most confident of Freshers. For one thing, there’s having to face a whole new set of emotional...

Reader Reviewed Demon Road
Derek Landy
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Buckle up, because you are in for a hell of a ride! Amber’s parents strike...

Reader Reviewed One
Sarah Crossan
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells an astonishing and difficult story with the surest of touches in...

The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Daring, beautifully written, full of ideas that will bring the reader up short, The Rest...

Did You Ever Have a Family
Bill Clegg
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Lit by the clarity of understanding that true sadness brings, Did You Ever Have a Family is an elegant, unforgettable story that reveals...

Reader Reviewed The Death's Head Chess Club
John Donoghue
A captivating, moving and skilfully expressive novel, set between 1935 and 1962, focusing on guilt, forgiveness and the linked lives of three men. Although this is a fictional story, it...

Reader Reviewed Noonday
Pat Barker
September 2015 Book of the Month. An atmospheric, touching and compassionate story based in London during the Second World War, where living...

Reader Reviewed Alice and the Fly
James Rice
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Greg is a schizophrenic teenager who also suffers...

My Everything
Katie Marsh
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Hannah is waiting for her husband to come...

Whispers Through a Megaphone
Rachel Elliott
September 2015 Debut of the Month. A gentle, yet astute, edgy and absolutely delightful...

Broken Promise
Linwood Barclay
September 2015 eBook of the Month. Linwood Barclay is ace at dreaming up disturbing scenarios and then letting them play out in...

Letting You Go
Anouska Knight
An engaging romance where secrets held and truths untold dominate lives. Eight years ago, Alex Foster ran away from her family and the man in her life, now an unexpected...

The Lost Child
Caryl Phillips
This is a beautifully articulate and poignant novel, at times it maintains a discreet solitary distance from its own moving story, ensuring that as moments of realisation steal into your...

Reader Reviewed After You
Jojo Moyes
Jojo admits that this follow up to Me Before You came as a result of popular demand. Fans wanted to know what happened to Lou after Will died. However...

Reader Reviewed The Ice Twins
S. K. Tremayne
Chosen as a Richard and Judy Book Club selection Autumn 2015. Twins, the mother Sarah favours one, the father Angus the other. When one dies aged six the devastation in...

Reader Reviewed The Raven's Head
Karen Maitland
The quest for eternal life; a tale of alchemy and skulduggery in the thirteenth century. Starting in France our young hero, Philippe, in the employment of a count in the...

Pierre Lemaitre
Winner of the CWA International Dagger 2015. The conclusion to the Camille Verhoeven trilogy brings in characters from Irène and Alex but this really does stand on its own and...

The Blue Guitar
John Banville
From John Banville, one of the world's greatest writers, comes The Blue Guitar, a story of theft and the betrayal of friendship...

The Book of Memory
Petina Gappah
Memory is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she has been convicted of murder. As part of her appeal her lawyer insists that...

The Last Escaper
Peter Tunstall
Peter Tunstall, WWII bomber pilot and - after being shot down, he became renowned as a determined tormentor of his German captors and also one of the most determined escapers....

Mandasue Heller
A gritty tale of the dangers of chat-lines for naïve, vulnerable teenagers. Skye, after her mother stabs her father and she has been put into care, escapes and flees to...

Rebecca Muddiman
Fluctuating between 2010 and 1999 this is the tale of missing teenager Emma who may or may not be dead, of Lucas an evil, manipulative psycho, Ben a young adult...

Early Warning
Jane Smiley
The second volume of her Last Hundred Years trilogy which begins with Walter’s funeral so we move into the next generation. You must read the first volume, Some Luck,...

Stephen King
Those who know how good Stephen King’s works are do not need to be told any more than “the next one’s here – eat it up!” To those who do...

The Age of Magic
Ben Okri
We haven’t had a new Ben Okri for some five years so this is something of a celebration. Sadly it is not quite magical enough, not in the same league...

Boy, Snow, Bird
Helen Oyeyemi
The fifth novel from award-winning author Helen Oyeyemi, who was named in 2013 as one of Granta's best of young British novelists. A retelling of the Snow White myth, Boy,...

Children of the Master
Andrew Marr
In his second novel, Andrew Marr draws on his unrivalled inside knowledge of British politics to expose the foibles, duplicities and absurdities of those we elect to govern us. Against...

Dear Thief
Samantha Harvey
The book begins in 2001 when an unnamed woman starts to write to an estranged friend. She reminisces back to 1976 and takes some months writing it with nowhere to...

The Girl Who Wasn't There
Ferdinand von Schirach
A smart, chilling tale of truth, deception and the reach of the law, THE GIRL WHO WASN'T THERE is the latest crime thriller from the acclaimed author of The Collini...

Indian Summer
Marcia Willett
A Devon country estate with the big house running into financial trouble and the younger brother, a retired actor, coming to the rescue. It is full of familiar characters from...

David Arnold
A story of the difficulties we face and the strength we find to overcome them. For those who loved Little Miss Sunshine, All the Bright Places, The Fault in Our...

The Sense of an Elephant
Marco Missiroli
A well-observed and beautifully written tale of Pietro who becomes concierge of a block of ten flats in a quiet Italian town. We get his interactions with the inhabitants and...

The Silent History
Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, Kevin Moffett
A Silent History that is in itself an interesting history, a high-tech story with an old-fashioned feel. Told in short chapters from numerous points of view, it has apparently had...

Michel Houellebecq
The new novel by the enfant terrible of European writing proves as controversial as its much-debated predecessors and will have readers and critics arguing for ages yet again. The as-ever-Houellebecq-like...

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
Salman Rushdie
From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered...

We Never Asked for Wings
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
How far would you go for your children? Would you lie for them? Flee with them? Let someone else mother them if you thought they would do a better job?...

Where My Heart Used to Beat
Sebastian Faulks
On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks, an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer, is...

Willful Child
Steven Erikson
Hadrian Sawback is a dangerously gung-ho captain who makes James Bond look like a tender conservationist. His crew! Well … his chief engineer is claustrophobic, his security chief is drunk...

Reader Reviewed Orkney Twilight
Clare Carson
Our narrator is Sam, an eighteen-year old girl just accepted at Oxford, who goes with her father and a fellow school chum, Tom, to the Orkneys to ‘keep an eye’...

The First Thing You See
Gregoire Delacourt
The First Thing You See is a warm, witty novel about two fragile souls learning to look beyond the surface - for the first thing you see isn't always what...

Dark Tides
Chris Ewan
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