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The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks
The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times
Xan Brooks
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018 | Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017, First Novel Award May 2017 Debut of the Month. This magnetic debut evokes the social and...
How to be Human by Paula Cocozza
How to be Human
Paula Cocozza
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018 | April 2017 Debut of the Month. Here is a woman, Mary, who desperately needs something and even we, the reader, are not entirely sure what. She has...
Encounters by Jason Wallace
Encounters
Jason Wallace
April 2018 Book of the Month | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | In a Nutshell: Alleged alien encounter inspired by true events | An utterly absorbing novel based on the real-life phenomenon of a group of...
Ill Will by Michael Stewart
Ill Will
Michael Stewart
March 2018 Book of the Month I am William Lee: brute; liar, and graveside thief. But you will know me by another name. A fiery, emphatic and intense glimpse into the missing years of Heathcliff. Leaving Wuthering Heights and naming...
The Songaminute Man How Music Brought My Father Home Again by Simon McDermott
The Songaminute Man How Music Brought My Father Home Again
Simon McDermott
April 2018 Book of the Month The nostalgic memoir of a young man, eldest of fourteen, growing up in 40s Wednesbury. The heartbreaking true account of his son struggling to come to terms with his father's dementia. A tribute...
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner
Persons Unknown
Susie Steiner
Manon Bradshaw of Missing, Presumed is back only she is now pregnant, attached to the Cambridgeshire police but working on cold cases until a murder occurs close to the school her adopted son attends. He is arrested for it. He is...
Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris
Bring Me Back
B. A. Paris
March 2018 Book of the Month A tale in three parts and dual-narrative. Part one gives you the before and after Layla disappeared, part two when her lover Finn is haunted by her and part three, obviously enough, the conclusion. ...
The Second Child by Caroline Bond
The Second Child
Caroline Bond
Sarah and Phil have a healthy 17 year old boy, James, and a severely disabled, mute, wheelchair-bound 14 year old daughter, Lauren. A chance glance at a medical report alerts Phil to Lauren's blood-type and he wonders how it fits...
The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder by Sarah J. Harris
The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder
Sarah J. Harris
Our narrator Jasper is thirteen years old. He has synaesthesia which means he hears sounds, voices etc as colours and recognises individual by those colours and not by any physical appearances. We spend nearly a hundred pages learning about the...
Sal by Mick Kitson
Sal
Mick Kitson
March 2018 Debut of the Month Just gorgeous… this is an emotional and quite, quite beautiful read. After a particularly traumatic time at home, 13 year old Sal and her younger sister Peppa escape into the wilds of Scotland. Sal...
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018 Category Winner for the Costa Book Awards 2017, First Novel Award June 2017...
Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill
Keep You Safe
Melissa Hill
'If you like Jodi Picoult try Melissa Hill' Woman and Home Good mother or bad ... who decides?' With clever writing, this provocative tale is just so, so readable. Rosie can’t have her childhood vaccinations due to a medical condition,...
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
The Edge of Everything
Jeff Giles
In a nutshell: girl loves boy/supernatural bounty hunter | When star-crossed lovers Zoe and the boy she nicknames X meet the circumstances are hardly promising: stranded in a blizzard Zoe has fallen into the hands of a psychotic murderer and...
Circe by Madeline Miller
Circe
Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles was a beautiful and evocative retelling of a Greek myth which well deserved its praise and prize. It is possible that this second offering is even better. The language is poetic with not a word wasted,...
Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
Miss Burma
Charmaine Craig
Powerful, sweeping and elegantly composed, this compelling novel takes in Burma’s history from the 1940s to the 1960s and draws on the author’s personal history to remarkable effect. When Benny settles in Ragoon, part of the British Empire, he falls...
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Renegades
Marissa Meyer
In a Nutshell: Anarchy, Justice, Heroes versus Villains Hot on the heels of Wonder Woman, and timely with Black Panther’s rapturous big screen release, this kick-ass superhero adventure abounds in extravagant Good versus Evil battles and high-octane action. In a...
Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
Dead Letters
Caite Dolan-Leach
A dramatic and oh so readable family tale, with enough tension playing through the pages to sink a battleship. Two years ago Ava vowed never to speak to her twin sister Zelda again, when an email arrives declaring Zelda dead,...
The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford
The Good Doctor of Warsaw
Elisabeth Gifford
An emotionally tough read that tells a story which must not be forgotten. Based on the lives of two of the central characters, Sophia and Misha, it centres on an orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto during the Second World War...
A Cornish Gift by Fern Britton
A Cornish Gift
Fern Britton
Three short stories with the link the Cornish village of Pendruggan. Fern has used characters from her previous Cornish novels so those familiar with her work will feel at home. Those new to her work are not left to flounder...
The Shadow Queen by Anne O'Brien
The Shadow Queen
Anne O'Brien
A truly gripping and compelling novel exploring the fascinating life of Joan of Kent, as she grew from a wilful child to a shrewd and capable woman, through to the time her son became Richard II. Joan tells her own...
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
Missing, Presumed
Susie Steiner
If you're looking for a fresh, addictive police procedural with characters who spring into vivid life, then look no further than Susie Steiner's Missing, Presumed. It's Steiner's first venture into the crime genre - her debut, Homecoming, was more...
Fashion on the Ration Style in the Second World War by Julie Summers
Fashion on the Ration Style in the Second World War
Julie Summers
After so many books devoted to how the nation’s Home Front cooked and gardened during WWI it’s refreshing to see Julie Summers tackling the question of how peoples dealt with clothing themselves. Making do, mending, using unorthodox fabrics and ingenuity...

Last Month's Featured eBooks

The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

The Dark Lake
Sarah Bailey
March 2018 Debut of the Month Told over a period of three weeks, with forays into the past, this thrilling debut gathers tension into a knotted tangled ball, before hurling...

While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt

Reader Reviewed While You Sleep
Stephanie Merritt
March 2018 Book of the Month Take an old house on the edge of a remote Scottish island, place an American artist running away from her marriage in it. She...

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

Frankenstein in Baghdad
Ahmed Saadawi
A prize-winning horror novel from war-torn Iraq. An extraordinary achievement, Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humour the surreal reality of a city at war.

Oliver Loving by Stefan Merrill Block

Oliver Loving
Stefan Merrill Block
Oh, what a truly beautiful read this is, though do prepare for your heart to ache, weep, and possibly even break. For the last ten years, Oliver Loving has been...

Open Arms by Vince Cable

Open Arms
Vince Cable
This is a near future, post Brexit, political-cum-business thriller where Britain is seeking strong trade deals outside Europe. The protagonist, or so we initially believe, is Kate Thompson, a new,...

Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman

Every Man a Menace
Patrick Hoffman
Riveting, raw and gritty, this is a story that rockets around like a ball in pinball wizard’s championship run. Focusing on some of the players in a drug smuggling ring,...

Fragile Lives  by Stephen Westaby

Fragile Lives
Stephen Westaby
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017, Costa Biography Award Heart surgery is by its very nature a high-risk business and as Professor Stephen Westaby says ‘the grim reaper sits...

The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

The Liar's Girl
Catherine Ryan Howard
March 2018 Book of the Month An absolutely cracking, and thrillingly creepy read. Ten years after her first boyfriend Will confessed to five murders in Dublin and was imprisoned, Alison...

A Long Way from Home by Cathy Glass

A Long Way from Home
Cathy Glass
March 2018 Book of the Month A slightly different offering than usual from Cathy Glass, yet still as emotional and powerful as you’d expect. The story begins in another country,...

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

Reader Reviewed The Light We Lost
Jill Santopolo
My goodness me did these two have a passion, a chemistry that burned so bright it was painful to behold. They, Lucy and Gabe, met on 11 September 2001 in...

Four Mums in a Boat: Friends Who Rowed 3000 Miles, Broke a World Record and Learnt a Lot About Life Along the Way by Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies

Four Mums in a Boat: Friends Who Rowed 3000 Miles, Broke a World Record and Learnt a Lot About Life Along the Way
Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies
Ordinary women doing the extraordinary. This book is testament to following your dreams and that you can do anything you put your mind too if you work hard enough. Four...

Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen

Reader Reviewed Optimists Die First
Susin Nielsen
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | In a Nutshell: how to hope for the best even when you’ve been through the worst | Susin Nielsen puts her protagonists...

The Month Before's Featured eBooks

Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister

Anything You Do Say
Gillian McAllister
This book is currently being read by our editorial experts, so the reviews will be here soon...

Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl

Kids Like Us
Hilary Reyl
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: All people have bubbles You’ll smile, you’ll gasp, you’ll root for main character Martin throughout and, while it’s only January,...

Boundaries by Jennie Miller, Victoria Lambert

Boundaries
Jennie Miller, Victoria Lambert
A self-help book for our modern age, using boundaries to create a mentally and physically healthier you. In this 24/7 world, psychotherapist Jennie Miller and journalist Victoria Lambert have initiated...

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

Reader Reviewed The Woman in the Window
A. J. Finn
February 2018 Debut of the Month. Oh my word, this is an absolutely cracking psychological thriller. Anna is unable...

Coming Home to Island House by Erica James

Reader Reviewed Coming Home to Island House
Erica James
February 2018 Book of the Month. Romily, an author of mystery novels, returns home after a European promotional tour just shortly before her great love, Jack Devereux, somewhat her senior,...

Rules for Mavericks  by Phil Beadle

Rules for Mavericks
Phil Beadle
Quite simply, a go to book for anyone who would like to explore their potential. You do not have to consider yourself (or have been told that you are) a...

The ABCs of Coping with Anxiety by James Cowart

The ABCs of Coping with Anxiety
James Cowart
A simple, clear book to help those suffering from anxiety and stress. Written by James Cowart, PhD, an American psychologist who specialises in treating depression and anxiety, this is a...

The Compleat Thunks by Ian Gilbert

The Compleat Thunks
Ian Gilbert
Surprising, provocative and thoroughly entertaining, this is a book filled with 628 thunks. A thunk is quite simply a question that not only makes you think, it has the potential...

Imperial Vengeance by Ian Ross

Reader Reviewed Imperial Vengeance
Ian Ross
An entirely captivating and thrilling read set within the heart of the Roman Empire in AD323. This is the fifth ‘Twilight of Empire’ novel and a must read for historical...

Gravesend by William Boyle

Gravesend
William Boyle
February 2018 Debut of the MonthA raw, convincing, achingly intimate and individual tale about actions and consequences. 16 years after the death of his brother, Conway wants revenge....

The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft

Reader Reviewed The Guilty Wife
Elle Croft
February 2018 Debut of the Month. A debut to make you question everyone and trust no one. Bethany isn’t an innocent, in fact, you could say she is far from...

We Own The Sky by Luke Allnutt

Reader Reviewed We Own The Sky
Luke Allnutt
February 2018 MEGA Debut of the Month This tender tale of tragic loss, deep love and profound desperation is contemporary fiction at...

Calm by Fearne Cotton

Calm
Fearne Cotton
What a lovely, warm, kind and friendly book this is, Fearne Cotton writes about the state of calm, and how to find it in our modern, hectic lives. This isn’t...

The Empathy Problem by Gavin Extence

The Empathy Problem
Gavin Extence
A must read if ever there was one, this is just stunning. A simple premise, yet it slams with impact, 32 year old banker Gabriel has a malignant brain tumour...

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Reader Reviewed The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
Jennifer Ryan
An engaging and charmingly bittersweet slice of fiction set during the Second World War. In a Kent village during 1940, the vicar closes the choir, as the ladies of the...

The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain

The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters
Nadiya Hussain
February 2018 Debut of the Month. A lovely warm and joyful squeeze of a read. When a family bombshell hits, four sisters each tell their own story. We get to...

The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney

The Blood Miracles
Lisa McInerney
The second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious Heresies

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Reader Reviewed Scythe
Neal Shusterman
Wow! This was a gripping, thought-provoking read. Totally compelling, Scythe is a dark, original take on the ultimate power – the power over life and death. Death and disease have...

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

Reader Reviewed The Wren Hunt
Mary Watson
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Electrifying folkloric thriller Blending folkloric fantasy with contemporary romance, this immersive multi-layered novel heralds the arrival of a unique new voice...

The Break by Katherena Vermette

The Break
Katherena Vermette
Emily is subjected to a horrific attack where she is raped with a glass bottle that breaks inside her. This story, peopled by Native ~Canadians, part of a Métis community,...

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

Reader Reviewed The Perfect Stranger
Megan Miranda
A lovely psychological thriller where the unreliable narrator leaves you working hard following the facts and trying to figure out what really happened. One begins to wonder if this narrator,...

The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow

The Prague Sonata
Bradford Morrow
A long book of 528 pages but very readable and a real page-turner. The writing is rich and thrilling and the story, swinging between the past and present, between Meta...

Killer Intent by Tony Kent

Reader Reviewed Killer Intent
Tony Kent
What a great start to a thriller that just gets better and better for the book opens with what appears to be an attempted assassination of the US President in...

Dark Tracks by Philippa Gregory

Dark Tracks
Philippa Gregory
In a Nutshell: Drive Out the Devil Dancers Menace, madness and medieval adventure abound in this thrilling fourth volume of the atmospheric Order of Darkness series by a doyenne of...

Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit

Fear
Dirk Kurbjuweit
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Fear is a brilliant debut, a menacing tale of a family’s chilling journey, of a man’s best attempts to protect his loved ones....

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Piecing Me Together
Renee Watson
In a Nutshell: Be Your Best “Be bold. Be brave. Be beautiful. Be brilliant. Be (your) best”. So resolves main character Jade in this timely, inspirational novel that...

The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles

The Taste of Blue Light
Lydia Ruffles
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: angry, witty and ultimately life-affirming coming-of-age story The Taste of Blue Light establishes Lydia Ruffles as an exciting...

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
It's 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can't think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired...

The Bachelors by Muriel Spark

The Bachelors
Muriel Spark
‘[The Bachelors] appeared at a time when, in the words of her biographer Martin Stannard, she ‘sensed the possibility of a radical change in the direction of her career –...

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Muriel Spark
‘By 1960, Spark was a novelist of some renown. But it was her next novel, her sixth, which would make her famous and well off enough to determine where and...

The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark

The Girls of Slender Means
Muriel Spark
‘There is a palpable sense as The Girls of Slender Means opens of the curtain rising, catching people in mid-conversation, in half-spoken sentences, and banal acts that, ordinary though they...

The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark

The Mandelbaum Gate
Muriel Spark
‘It is clear that the novel was meant by Spark to be different from those she had previously written… For one thing it was considerably longer than the earlier books;...

A Game of Ghosts A Charlie Parker Thriller: 15. From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A Time of Torment by John Connolly

A Game of Ghosts A Charlie Parker Thriller: 15. From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A Time of Torment
John Connolly
The Number One bestseller. Fifteenth in the 'series of superb novels built around the haunted private detective Charlie Parker' (Daily Mail)

Scared to Death: A Gripping Crime Thriller You Won't be Able to Put Down by Kate Medina

Scared to Death: A Gripping Crime Thriller You Won't be Able to Put Down
Kate Medina
Another wonderfully twisty and chilling case in the ‘Jessie Flynn Crime Thriller’ series. Captain Ben Callan investigates a suspicious death on a base, as the case uncoils Dr Jessie Flynn...

The Frozen Woman by Jon Michelet, Don Bartlett

The Frozen Woman
Jon Michelet, Don Bartlett
Vilhelm Thygesen is a prominent left-wing lawyer and former cop, with a ponytail that “makes him look like an old hippie”, and a world-weary persona. When a frozen body is...

Blue Night by Simone Buchholz

Blue Night
Simone Buchholz
This was a dream of a read for me, relatively short, different, beautifully written, and full of jarring, jolting impact. Blue Night is the first in the Chastity Riley series,...

The Girl Who Ran by Nikki Owen

The Girl Who Ran
Nikki Owen
The final book in the ‘Project Trilogy’ and it’s an absolute belter as the story surges to a fittingly dramatic conclusion. In the present day Maria finds herself back at the Project...

Defectors by Joseph Kanon

Defectors
Joseph Kanon
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Ex-American publisher Joe Kanon is a much underrated master of the classic espionage tale, best known for The Good German which was filmed with George...

Jo Malone: My Story by Jo Malone

Jo Malone: My Story
Jo Malone
Has appeal as a rags to riches story but also will act as an inspiration for anyone dreaming of starting their own business. Showing that you don't need qualifications and...

Peculiar Ground by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Reader Reviewed Peculiar Ground
Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018 A huge book both in scope and length, it begins with the journals of a landscape gardener building a great park in...

Eyes Like Mine by Sheena Kamal

Reader Reviewed Eyes Like Mine
Sheena Kamal
February 2018 Debut of the Month. A wonderfully intense and dramatic thriller, one that highlights the background, exposes the concealed, yet is action-packed and constantly moving. Nora Watts gave up...

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

Reader Reviewed The Shadow Land
Elizabeth Kostova
This is a beautifully crafted novel. Those familiar with Kostova’s writing will be delighted to know that her beautiful, descriptive prose has yet again created a masterful novel that will...

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Reader Reviewed Annihilation
Jeff VanderMeer
I am an absolute sucker both for quest-through-the-wilderness tales, and for post-apocalyptic landscapes. Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation delivers both, in creepily brilliant and utterly unforgettable style. Narrated by an unnamed female...

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness
A special collector's edition 10th anniversary edition | In a Nutshell: “Knowledge is dangerous” | A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the...

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Monsters of Men
Patrick Ness
A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy. This is a spine-tingling, page turning read. Heaped with well-deserved awards,...

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

The Ask and the Answer
Patrick Ness
A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy. Prize-winning author Patrick Ness follows up The Knife of Never Letting...

Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Sally Nicholls
February 2018 Book of the Month This inspirational novel about three young Suffragettes from very different backgrounds is at once a riveting character-driven read, and an outstandingly rich account of...

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