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Savage Road

A full on the throttle riotous ride awaits in this action-packed and smart political thriller.

Book Cover for Savage Road by Chris Hauty

Highfire

Meet crooked cops, moonshine runners, and those who just want to hide out in the Louisiana swamps - an action packed, whip-sharp, and highly entertaining read.

Book Cover for Highfire by Eoin Colfer

The Coffinmaker's Garden

This gutsy, atmospheric, hugely entertaining crime thriller comes with the LoveReading Star Book stamp of approval.

Book Cover for The Coffinmaker's Garden by Stuart MacBride

Girl A

This LoveReading Star Book is a beautifully compelling, thought-provoking debut about a woman who confronts her harrowing past.

Book Cover for Girl A by Abigail Dean

A Man Who Is Not a Man

This extraordinary South African novel tells of a young man’s harrowing rite of passage and journey to healing in its debilitating wake.

Book Cover for A Man Who Is Not a Man by Thando Mgqolozana

Long Bright River

A stunning, intelligent, powerful crime novel that aches with poignant, vivid intensity. A LoveReading Star Book.

Book Cover for Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Victoria Park

An intelligently observed, thought-provoking and emotionally intimate novel that looks at a London community over the course of a year.

Book Cover for Victoria Park  by Gemma Reeves

A Question of Time

A riveting new spy thriller series set during the Cold War by a former US Army Special Forces and CIA operative.

Book Cover for A Question of Time by James Stejskal

The Charmed Wife

If you’ve ever pondered the meaning of 'happily ever after', then this unique, modern, and thought-provoking literary fairy tale is a must-read.

Book Cover for The Charmed Wife  by Olga Grushin

There's Only One Danny Garvey

An absolute belter of a story sits inside this powerful and emotional tale about a former footballing prodigy returning home.

Book Cover for There's Only One Danny Garvey by David F. Ross

The Shape of Darkness

This mesmerising and thrilling gothic tale is filled with supernatural elements and a deeply dark atmosphere.

Book Cover for The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

There's Only One Danny Garvey

An absolute belter of a story sits inside this powerful and emotional tale about a former footballing prodigy returning home.

Book Cover for There's Only One Danny Garvey by David F. Ross

Trust

Full of intriguing suspense and incredibly pacy action, this fabulous crime thriller and LoveReading Star Book is set in Sydney.

Book Cover for Trust by Chris Hammer

Last Flight to Stalingrad

The fight for Stalingrad during the Second World War features in this dynamic, intelligent and commanding slice of historical fiction.

Book Cover for Last Flight to Stalingrad by Graham Hurley

Long Bright River

A stunning, intelligent, powerful crime novel that aches with poignant, vivid intensity. A LoveReading Star Book.

Book Cover for Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Victoria Park

An intelligently observed, thought-provoking and emotionally intimate novel that looks at a London community over the course of a year.

Book Cover for Victoria Park  by Gemma Reeves

Last Flight to Stalingrad

The fight for Stalingrad during the Second World War features in this dynamic, intelligent and commanding slice of historical fiction.

Book Cover for Last Flight to Stalingrad by Graham Hurley

A Question of Time

A riveting new spy thriller series set during the Cold War by a former US Army Special Forces and CIA operative.

Book Cover for A Question of Time by James Stejskal

And Now You're Back

Discover heartwarming romance in this lovely will-they-won’t-they story set in a Cotswold market town.

Book Cover for And Now You're Back by Jill Mansell

The Coffinmaker's Garden

This gutsy, atmospheric, hugely entertaining crime thriller comes with the LoveReading Star Book stamp of approval.

Book Cover for The Coffinmaker's Garden by Stuart MacBride

Girl A

This LoveReading Star Book is a beautifully compelling, thought-provoking debut about a woman who confronts her harrowing past.

Book Cover for Girl A by Abigail Dean

The Art of Dying

A fascinating collection of facts blend together into a vivid reading feast in this historical crime novel set in Victorian Edinburgh.

Book Cover for The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

Trust

Full of intriguing suspense and incredibly pacy action, this fabulous crime thriller and LoveReading Star Book is set in Sydney.

Book Cover for Trust by Chris Hammer

My Name Is Monster

A deceptively simple, and quite beautiful read, what would it feel like to be the only person left in the world?

Book Cover for My Name Is Monster by Katie Hale

Bear Head

This LoveReading Star Book is a hugely entertaining, smart yet smirky blast of speculative fiction.

Book Cover for Bear Head by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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Shuggie Bain


A heart-breaking, unforgettable and incredible story that will stay with you long after you've finished it. It is difficult to believe it's a debut as you read the travails of young Shuggie, his alcoholic mother Agnes and see inside their dysfunctional family life in 1980s working-class Glasgow. It's a powerful story with unflinching honesty that will no doubt make you cry. It shows the power of love and despite the bleak subject matter, it's incredibly tender, hopeful and oh so readable. It's a triumph. Read Full Review

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Shuggie Bain


A heart-breaking, unforgettable and incredible story that will stay with you long after you've finished it. It is difficult to believe it's a debut as you read the travails of young Shuggie, his alcoholic mother Agnes and see inside their dysfunctional family life in 1980s working-class Glasgow. It's a powerful story with unflinching honesty that will no doubt make you cry. It shows the power of love and despite the bleak subject matter, it's incredibly tender, hopeful and oh so readable. It's a triumph. Read Full Review

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Shuggie Bain

A heart-breaking, unforgettable and incredible story that will stay with you long after you've finished it. It is difficult to believe it's a debut as you read the travails of young Shuggie, his alcoholic mother Agnes and see inside their dysfunctional family life in 1980s working-class Glasgow. It's a powerful story with unflinching honesty that will no doubt make you cry. It shows the power of love and despite the bleak subject matter, it's incredibly tender, hopeful and oh so readable. It's a triumph.


A heart-breaking, unforgettable and incredible story that will stay with you long after you've finished it. It is difficult to believe it's a debut as you read the travails of young Shuggie, his alcoholic mother Agnes and see inside their dysfunctional family life in 1980s working-class Glasgow. It's a powerful story with unflinching honesty that will no doubt make you cry. It shows the power of love and despite the bleak subject matter, it's incredibly tender, hopeful and oh so readable. It's a triumph. Read Full Review

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