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Thin Air by Michelle Paver
Thin Air
Michelle Paver
November 2017 Book of the Month A chilling ghostly tale set in 1935 on Kangchenjunga in the Himalayas. Five men attempt to climb to the summit of the worlds third highest mountain, they take the same path as a failed...
Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay
Parting Shot
Linwood Barclay
November 2017 Book of the Month A clever, thrilling, wild and unstoppable ride from beginning to end. I was hoping, really, really hoping that the ‘Promise Falls trilogy’ would continue past the third book, and quite literally jumped...
Norma by Sofi Oksanen
Norma
Sofi Oksanen
November 2017 Book of the Month Stunning. The sort of mystery that builds feeding you little clues in piecemeal chunks so you have to keep your wits about you. Read it quickly, which shouldn’t be a problem for it is...
Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra
Little Secrets
Anna Snoekstra
November 2017 Book of the Month An intense, suspense filled thrilling tale set in Australia. Mia wants to be a reporter and she desperately wants to leave her small town, when she begins to investigate the appearance of small dolls...
The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith
The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse
Alexander McCall Smith
November 2017 Book of the Month The Peter Woodhouse of the title is a dog rescued from a cruel farmer and “hidden” at an American Airforce Camp where he becomes their lucky mascot with a penchant for flying. This is...
Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith
Desperation Road
Michael Farris Smith
November 2017 Book of the Month In the hinterlands of America, a man completes his jail sentence for accidental murder and returns to his home town, where relatives of the boy he killed whilst drunk driving are set on revenge....
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Rules of Magic
Alice Hoffman
November 2017 Book of the Month As so often happens when a book is filmed as this is, there is far greater detail on the page than on the screen, here perhaps more than most. In its recently written prequel,...
The Last Hours by Minette Walters
The Last Hours
Minette Walters
November 2017 Book of the Month A scorching and beautifully written epic tale set in 1348, a time that sends a jagged screech of fingernails down the blackboard of history. Step away from the present into the midst of the...
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende
November 2017 Book of the Month From present-day Brooklyn and Guatemala, to the turbulence of 1970s Brazil and Chile, this stunning novel from the ever-satisfying, ever-surprising Allende is a triumph of storytelling, and a timely exposition of the plight of...
Damaged by Martina Cole
Damaged
Martina Cole
October 2017 Book of the Month DCI Kate Burrows is looking for a serial killer in her home town of Grantley. This has brought painful memories for her partner Pat as his daughter was killed by the Grantley Ripper. The...
The Invisible Crowd by Ellen Wiles
The Invisible Crowd
Ellen Wiles
November 2017 Debut of the Month Yonas and his best friend Gebre have escaped from Eritrea, East Africa, and fled to England, a horrific journey. Once in England they are forced to work unpaid, preparing shellfish. They are told the...
Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon
Blue Light Yokohama
Nicolas Obregon
November 2017 Debut of the Month A beautifully plotted police procedural set in Japan by a new British author, this wonderfully crafted suspense sees a pair of police investigators with highly troubled pasts of their own brought on board to...
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
My Absolute Darling
Gabriel Tallent
October 2017 Debut of the Month Make no mistake, this debut novel is startling and often painfully uncomfortable, yet it is a stunning, actually breathtaking piece of literature. 14 year old Turtle is strong, capable, different, she is also suffering…...
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles
21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of...
Resort to Murder by T. P. Fielden
Resort to Murder
T. P. Fielden
The second in the ‘Miss Dimont Mystery’ series lives up to expectations. Step back in time, to just after the Second World War, and travel to the English Riviera, a land of beautiful Devon beaches, beauty pageants, ghastly murder and...
At First Light by Vanessa LaFaye
At First Light
Vanessa LaFaye
A heart-breaking, provocative, and powerful story, with love, murder, and justice sitting at the core. This tale was inspired by real events that occurred from 1919 to 1921 in Key West, Florida. The story starts in 1993 when a 96...
The Woman at 72 Derry Lane by Carmel Harrington
The Woman at 72 Derry Lane
Carmel Harrington
A touching, heart-aching, yet feel good read, full of love and humour. It’s 2014, Stella and Rea live next door to each other but have never spoken, both are hiding their true selves, when they finally meet their lives begin...
Sweetpea by C. J. Skuse
Sweetpea
C. J. Skuse
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The first adult novel by an acclaimed children's book author, Sweet Pea hits all the right buttons. A dark, twisted read about a female serial killer with dollops of humour, sarcasm...
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Practical Magic
Alice Hoffman
As so often happens when a book is filmed as this is, there is far greater detail on the page than on the screen, here perhaps more than most. In its recently written prequel, The Rules of Magic, which follows...
Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary
Quieter Than Killing
Sarah Hilary
Another fabulous addition to the mind-blowingly good ‘D.I. Marnie Rome’ series. Marnie and Noah find themselves slap in the middle of the deeds of a deviously twisted mind. Pain and suffering slyly join hands as the past haunts the present....
Behind Her Eyes  by Sarah Pinborough
Behind Her Eyes
Sarah Pinborough
Oh my word, this book is devious, twisted, and an absolute knockout! The story, revolving around love, passion, suspicion, and deceit, kept me teetering on a razor sharp wire of uncertainty. Sarah Pinborough’s writing is sublime, it’s shrewd, artful, cunning,...
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
The Music Shop
Rachel Joyce
A heartrending love story. An ode to vinyl. A poignant evocation of a community of shopkeepers in the late eighties. Like the music beloved by its protagonist, this pitch-perfect novel has an ineffable power to uplift the soul. At the...
Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen by Alison Weir
Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen
Alison Weir
One of our Books of the Year 2016. When you settle into an Alison Weir you settle into history itself. She is thorough, detailed and hugely knowledgeable. Here she delivers the first of a projected series to cover each of...
Escape to Ikaria by Nick Perry
Escape to Ikaria
Nick Perry
A chance read magazine article found in a Dentist’s waiting room sets Nick Perry, his wife and 3 children off on a quest to find a home in Greece. They’d sold their Welsh farm and looked for a better way...
Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir
Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn
Alison Weir
We know we are in good hands when an eminent historian renowned for her non-fiction work turns her hand to fiction. Lovers of historical novels will probably have read a fair bit about Anne Boleyn and the story is well...
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
A special hardback 10th anniversary edition of the first in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love to get...

Last Month's Featured eBooks

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Lily and the Octopus
Steven Rowley
October 2017 Debut of the Month This exuberant debut about living life to the full with that someone special (who might just happen to have four legs and a tail)...

The One That Got Away by Annabel Kantaria

The One That Got Away
Annabel Kantaria
Another fabulously captivating and dramatic tale from Annabel Kantaria. 15 years after Stella and George last saw each other they meet at a school reunion, and a blazing attraction quickly...

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
A very special book indeed, magical in all its senses, which won the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award for best book. Slow to get into and long, it...

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

The English Patient
Michael Ondaatje
February 2011 Guest Editor Carmen Reid on Michael Ondaatje... The English Patient is a dream of a romantic novel. It follows two love stories, one between a soldier and...

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore

Reader Reviewed Birdcage Walk
Helen Dunmore
A breathtaking, evocative, and stormy tale set in the early 1790’s, just as the fallout from the French Revolution was spilling over into life in Britain. Lizzie Fawkes, daughter of...

Autumn by Ali Smith

Autumn
Ali Smith
October 2017 Book of the Month | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017. From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in...

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
This book seemed to come out of nowhere. It was the first Afghan novel to be written in English and it became a word-of-mouth bestseller in no time at all. ...

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
Kate Summerscale
This reads like a first rate crime novel but is in fact an analysis of real life events. It's so good it won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction in...

The Spy by Paulo Coelho

Reader Reviewed The Spy
Paulo Coelho
October 2017 Book of the Month A short, emotional and entirely captivating novel based on the real events that surrounded, enclosed and smothered the notorious Mata Hari. Mata Hari...

The Schooldays of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee

The Schooldays of Jesus
J. M. Coetzee
When you travel across the ocean on a boat, all your memories are washed away and you start a completely new life. That is how it is. There is no...

The Month Before's Featured eBooks

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss

Forest Dark
Nicole Krauss
September 2017 Book of the Month A challenging, literary read of two very different narratives seemingly only linked by geography for both start their strange journeys from the Tel Aviv...

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

4 3 2 1
Paul Auster
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The contemporary magician of the post-modern and often quirky...

Last Stop Tokyo by James Buckler

Last Stop Tokyo
James Buckler
September 2017 Debut of the Month Hard to believe this is a debut for the writing is so assured, with an incredibly vivid sense of place and the characters draw...

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Reader Reviewed Good Me Bad Me
Ali Land
September 2017 Book of the Month Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. Ooh, this truly is a fabulously captivating and unpredictable tale, and it kept me...

Best Laid Plans by Kathy Lette

Reader Reviewed Best Laid Plans
Kathy Lette
Gosh, what a funny, emotional, romp of a story this is. Lucy begins her tale with the moment she gets arrested for picking up an undercover police officer while trying...

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Reader Reviewed The Good Daughter
Karin Slaughter
Gosh, what a story this is, dramatic, powerful, and so incredibly addictive. The Good Daughter is a standalone novel from Karin Slaughter. 28 years ago, as murder tore apart their...

The Lemon Tree Cafe by Cathy Bramley

The Lemon Tree Cafe
Cathy Bramley
Originally published in four parts, this is the story in a single volume. If you are familiar with The Plumberry School of Comfort then you will recognise some of the...

True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop by Annie Darling

True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop
Annie Darling
It's a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a good job, four bossy sisters and a needy cat must also have want of her one true...

Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey

Let the Dead Speak
Jane Casey
An absolute belter of a crime novel, and the seventh in the ‘Maeve Kerrigan’ series. 18 year old Chloe returns home to find her mum missing and the house drenched...

Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson

Monsoon Summer
Julia Gregson
From the bestselling author of the Richard and Judy Book Club summer read, East of the Sun, Julia Gregson returns with this compelling love story set in India - perfect...

Last Breath by Karin Slaughter

Last Breath
Karin Slaughter
Razor-sharp and lightning-fast, this electrifying story - the prequel to The Good Daughter - from the #1 international bestselling author will leave you breathless. Lovereading comment to follow soon...

A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre

A Legacy of Spies
John le Carre
September 2017 Book of the Month Although unanimously heralded for featuring the return of spy master Smiley, this is more about his sidekick Peter Guillam, a sometimes melancholy tale revisiting the...

The Stolen Child by Sanjida Kay

Reader Reviewed The Stolen Child
Sanjida Kay
Terrific, truly a one-sitting read so be warned and allow space for it to be so. Zoe and Ollie adopt baby Evie, the unwanted child of a drug addict, father...

Kings of America by R. J. Ellory

Kings of America
R. J. Ellory
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. New York in 1930 is a teeming abyss of crime and idealism at the outset of Roger Ellory's first novel in...

The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Reader Reviewed The Watcher
Ross Armstrong
Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. A clever first novel with a sinister setting in London where blocks of flats are being demolished. The juxtaposition of...

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Her Every Fear
Peter Swanson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Swanson's follow up to the gripping and dark The Kind Worth Killing is equally suspenseful although its characters are less...

The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

The Girl From Venice
Martin Cruz Smith
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Neglecting his favourite character Russian investigator Arkady Renko, of GORKY PARK and other novels fame, Cruz Smith offers us a...

A Family Secret by Josephine Cox

A Family Secret
Josephine Cox
This latest novel from Josephine Cox gets straight to the heart of family life and the dramas that surround them. What begins as a gentle, seaside holiday in Blackpool with...

The Good People by Hannah Kent

The Good People
Hannah Kent
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. Three women are at the heart of this beguiling, elemental novel, in which the dialogue dances, and the force of...

The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick

Reader Reviewed The Autumn Throne
Elizabeth Chadwick
The third and final volume of this magnificent trilogy of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine starts with her release from the Palace of Sarum, Wiltshire in April 1176 where...

Mischling by Affinity Konar

Reader Reviewed Mischling
Affinity Konar
Not a thriller by any means, unless the quest by a twin sister to discover what happened to her other half in the horror of the concentration camps might qualify...

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

Reader Reviewed Moonglow
Michael Chabon
Absolutely fascinating, a beautiful yet quirky read, this is a tale to make you wonder, to make you feel… A grandfather, on his deathbed, tells his grandson about his life,...

The Transition by Luke Kennard

The Transition
Luke Kennard
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017. A fabulous premise, step inside, and...

Rattle by Fiona Cummins

Rattle
Fiona Cummins
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Set in South London, Fiona Cummins' debut is insidious and icy in its depiction of a psychopath whose modus operandi could...

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