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The Veil (Testaments I and II) by Joseph D'Lacey
The Veil (Testaments I and II)
Joseph D'Lacey
January 2017 Book of the Month. A provocative, gut-wrenching and oh so readable pair of tales. Two novellas, testaments I and II, are included in this book of ‘The Veil’, both very different stories, yet linked...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/11/2016
The Bone Field by Simon Kernick
The Bone Field
Simon Kernick
January 2017 Book of the Month. A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! Two faces, who were unknown to each other in previous books, join forces in this powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. Trouble starts...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
Cradle and All by James Patterson
Cradle and All
James Patterson
January 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. A book to make you flinch! Virulent diseases and natural disasters are sweeping the world, the church and a private investigator seek out the truth behind the reports of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
Dodgers by Bill Beverly
Dodgers
Bill Beverly
January 2017 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards 2016. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer go rap! A striking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2016
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Bone Gap
Laura Ruby
January 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. Winner of the 2016 Michael L. Printz Award | In a Nutshell: Unconventional magic realist thriller | An entrancingly unique novel about a boy’s search for a young woman who’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
Eric Lindstrom
January 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Coping with bipolar disorder | Finding the courage to shed secrets | Intense, insightful exploration of how it feels to live with bipolar disorder, and finding...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney

Reader Reviewed Under a Pole Star
Stef Penney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Flora Mackie leads a remarkable life. Daughter of a whaling captain, with her mother dead, she spent many of her teenage years...

Reckless III: The Golden Yarn by Cornelia Funke

Reckless III: The Golden Yarn
Cornelia Funke
December 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a nutshell: mesmerising tale of love and adventure set in a dark fairy tale world | Cornelia Funke...

The Day I Lost You by Fionnuala Kearney

Reader Reviewed The Day I Lost You
Fionnuala Kearney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A mesmerising and eloquently emotional novel exposing the complexity of relationships and the hidden, the things left unsaid and untold. I adored...

Betrayal by Martina Cole

Betrayal
Martina Cole
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Martina Cole’s twenty-third East End thriller is as raw and involved as one has come to expect. With huge family betrayals and...

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 Book of the Month. Just incredible… this punchy, beautiful, readable story vibrates with a powerful energy....

Deep Water by Christine Poulson

Deep Water
Christine Poulson
A quietly dramatic novel, ‘Deep Water’ thrusts questions forward, and I found myself asking ‘what would I do?’ as I read. Several interlinked stories weave their through and around a...

The Secret by Katerina Diamond

The Secret
Katerina Diamond
Intense, shocking, thrilling… this is a fast-paced read, so as curveballs and whammies ricochet towards you, make sure you're on your toes and ready to keep up. DS Imogen Grey...

Today Will be Different by Maria Semple

Reader Reviewed Today Will be Different
Maria Semple
A smart and sassy take on a 21st century mum making her way in the world, trying not to cause too much damage but also hoping that maybe, just maybe...

Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World by Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood

Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World
Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood
Hearing of this title my heart sunk a little, a book filled with (mostly) Victorian moustache twiddling tales of derring do – or so I thought - how wrong can...

The Runaway Girl A Beautiful Girl. Trafficked for Sex. Is There Nowhere to Hide? by Casey Watson

The Runaway Girl A Beautiful Girl. Trafficked for Sex. Is There Nowhere to Hide?
Casey Watson
A particularly timely and relevant tale from Casey Watson, who is a specialist foster carer and author. Casey agrees to foster 14 year old Adrianna from Poland, Adrianna has no...

Salt is Essential And Other Things I Have Learned from 50 Years at the Stove by Shaun Hill

Salt is Essential And Other Things I Have Learned from 50 Years at the Stove
Shaun Hill
The cover may not be your typical foodie book but it will stand out for being different. However, inside is a book that deserves to be read from beginning to...

Hidden Killers by Lynda La Plante

Hidden Killers
Lynda La Plante
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Prime Suspect lovers are in for a treat for this once again gives us a large slice in the development of Jane...

What Remains of Me by A. L. Gaylin

Reader Reviewed What Remains of Me
A. L. Gaylin
December 2016 Book of the Month. A clever, thrilling tale full of impact and drama set in the heart of Hollywood. In 1980 17 year old...

1588: A Calendar of Crime A Novel in Five Books by Shirley McKay

1588: A Calendar of Crime A Novel in Five Books
Shirley McKay
December 2016 Book of the Month. St Andrews in the 16th century is once again brought to captivating vibrant life. With allegations of ghosts, witches, the...

The Museum of Cathy by Anna Stothard

Reader Reviewed The Museum of Cathy
Anna Stothard
This latest novel from the acclaimed author of the Orange-longlisted The Pink Hotel is an exploration of memories, consequence and the difficulties of living with the past. Cathy is...

The Spy by Paulo Coelho

Reader Reviewed The Spy
Paulo Coelho
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 MEGA Book of the Month. A short, emotional and entirely captivating novel based on the real...

Lie Kill Walk Away by Matt Dickinson

Lie Kill Walk Away
Matt Dickinson
December 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. A non-stop, action-packed, thrilling tale of a race to save humanity from a deadly virus. 15 year old Rebecca...

The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer

The Beautiful Dead
Belinda Bauer
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 Book of the Month. Oh my, this is a clever, chilling, and penetrating read. 29 year...

The Story Cure An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise by Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin

The Story Cure An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise
Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
I’ve listed The Novel Cure by the same authors in Like for Like reading, as it’s a most enjoyable reference book for any lover of reading. Now they’ve turned...

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon
December 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Race against time | Racing hearts | The difference a day makes | Intense tale of fate, fraught...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Modern Lovers
Emma Straub
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Summer might be fading over the horizon but Straub's new novel is a...

Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop

Reader Reviewed Cartes Postales from Greece
Victoria Hislop
One of our Books of the Year 2016. October 2016 Book of the Month. Three years ago Cardiff born Ellie moved into a small block of...

The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas-Home

Reader Reviewed The Malice of Waves
Mark Douglas-Home
October 2016 Book of the Month. The third in the gripping ‘Sea Detective Series’ continues to captivate, with the rather wonderful Cal McGill investigating the...

Darkness Follows by L. A. Weatherly

Darkness Follows
L. A. Weatherly
October 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Absolutely thrilling! This is the second in the truly wonderful ‘Broken Trilogy’ and is just as captivating and if...

The Deviants by C. J. Skuse

The Deviants
C. J. Skuse
October 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Revelations | Revenge | Rebuilding relationships Masterfully suspenseful rollercoaster of a read, with a genuinely...

Jo Malone: My Story by Jo Malone

Jo Malone: My Story
Jo Malone
October 2016 Book of the Month. Has appeal as a rags to riches story but also will act as an inspiration for anyone dreaming of starting...

An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney

An Almond for a Parrot
Wray Delaney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A fascinating erotica debut for famed children's book author Sally...

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