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eBooks of the Month

Hidden Killers by Lynda La Plante
Hidden Killers
Lynda La Plante
October 2016 eBook of the Month. Prime Suspect lovers are in for a treat for this once again gives us a large slice in the development of Jane Tennison. In the eponymous book published last year...

Other Featured eBooks this Month

Today Will be Different by Maria Semple
Today Will be Different
Maria Semple
October 2016 Book of the Month. 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...
The Day I Lost You by Fionnuala Kearney
The Day I Lost You
Fionnuala Kearney
October 2016 Book of the Month. A mesmerising and eloquently emotional novel exposing the complexity of relationships and the hidden, the things left unsaid and untold. I adored Fionnuala Kearney’s debut novel, so was very much...
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
The Last Days of Night
Graham Moore
Maxim Jakubowski's October 2016 Book of the Month. New York, 1888, a gilded age when science has become the new deity and the scene for an outstanding gem of an historical thriller by the author of...
Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra
Only Daughter
Anna Snoekstra
October 2016 Debut of the Month. A girl is picked up for shoplifting and not wanting to give her real name, we know not why, she picks the name of a girl who disappeared ten years...
Losing it by Emma Rathbone
Losing it
Emma Rathbone
October 2016 Debut of the Month. An edgy, refreshing, and quirky read, one that slides into, then excites and challenges your consciousness. There’s something about 26 year old Julia Greenfield, something that consumes her, makes her...
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Phaedra Patrick
October 2016 Debut of the Month. Gosh, this is an absolute treasure of a debut… and it’s full of delightful, delicious quirkiness. 69 year old widower Arthur sets out to find the truth behind a charm...
Beneath the Skin by Sandra Ireland
Beneath the Skin
Sandra Ireland
October 2016 Debut of the Month. Powerful, unsettling, beautifully written and wonderfully captivating, this a thought-provoking debut. Walt is skimming through life, barely existing, attempting to cope with combat post traumatic stress disorder. He takes a...
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 jaw-dropping finale. Once thick as thieves and known as “The...
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
Cecelia Ahern
Set in a society in which those deemed ‘flawed’ are branded and ostracised, Cecelia Ahern’s debut YA novel will talk directly to its readers. Every teenager wants to be perfect, to fit in and look like they know what they’re...
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Three Dark Crowns
Kendare Blake
In a Nutshell: | Queen against Queen | Sister against Sister | Weight of Fate Epic new series in which being crowned queen is a deadly curse. Triplet sisters, all queens and heir to the crown of Fennbirn Island, are...
The Flame Bearer (the Last Kingdom Series, Book 10) by Bernard Cornwell
The Flame Bearer (the Last Kingdom Series, Book 10)
Bernard Cornwell
The brand new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major TV show The Last Kingdom is based on the first two books...
The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts
The Thing Itself
Adam Roberts
It begins like a modern version of John Carpenter's sinister SF horror movie THE THING when two research scientists isolated in an Antarctic station stumble across unholy matters hitherto unknown to man and the ensuing catastrophe sees one fall into...
The Promise of the Child by Tom Toner
The Promise of the Child
Tom Toner
Yet another mighty impressive Science Fictional debut from a new British writer with a background in fine arts, which shows clearly in the dazzling descriptions and landscapes he evokes throughout. Beginning in Prague in 1319, with a mysterious mage controlling...
The Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie McGill
The Butterfly Cabinet
Bernie McGill
The Butterfly Cabinet is a dramatic, haunting and inforgettable novel that tells the tale of two women whose lives are entwined by an appalling tragedy at the end of the Victorian era. Inspired in part by the true story of...
Angels of Music by Kim Newman
Angels of Music
Kim Newman
Kim Newman is perhaps best known for his wonderfully entertaining sequels to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which took the Vampiric Count into various eras of the twentieth century. Most notably, in Anno Dracula, identifying the true identity of the notorious...
Wolfhound Empire by Peter Higgins
Wolfhound Empire
Peter Higgins
This is an omnibus volume of three short but quite spectacular SF thrillers. I would also guarantee that they are quite unlike anything else you have read before. Striding along the shadowy border between SF and Fantasy, Peter Higgins has...
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 and DS Adrian Miles are plunged into another desperate search...
Remember My Name by Abbey Clancy
Remember My Name
Abbey Clancy
A light, flirty and oh, so much fun, debut novel by model and TV presenter Abbey Clancy. 22 year old Jess, a party entertainer from Liverpool has always dreamed of being a famous singer, so she can live like a...
Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan
Miracle on 5th Avenue
Sarah Morgan
A spicy, amusing, magical story, just perfect for Christmas, or any time of the year. I do so enjoy a Sarah Morgan romance, you know exactly what you're going to get, yet she manages to make each novel feel fresh...
Crosstalk by Connie Willis
Connie Willis
Highly Recommended. Perhaps best known in the UK for Doomsday Book, her timeslip SF novel set at the time of the Black Death, this award-winning American author is back with something very different and very...
Strangers by Paul Finch
Paul Finch
Whoohee, this is a fierce, adrenaline rush of a read, and it packs a huge punch of attitude. PC Lucy Clayburn is desperate to get onto CID, she finds herself undercover and in danger when she joins the Serious Crime...
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
In the footsteps of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and S.J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep, the unreliable narrator domestic drama of untruths is the new 'hot' genre. The author was best known under another name for chick...
The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
The Midwich Cuckoos
John Wyndham
Highly Recommended. This is a handsome new HB edition of Wyndham’s classic 1957 novel of generational paranoia and alien invasion. Wyndham has been a huge influence on two generations of SF writers but is perhaps more...
Horror Stories by E. Nesbit
Horror Stories
E. Nesbit
The first surprise for me with this book was that E. Nesbit, author of The Railway Children and Five Children and It, had even written adult horror stories. I’m very grateful to Penguin for the discovery, for this...
Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, Book 1) by Susie Steiner
Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, Book 1)
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...
Dragon Games by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Dragon Games
Jan-Philipp Sendker
A darkly captivating, tense, and beautifully written tale, that explores fear and the innermost thoughts and feelings of hearts and minds. This is the second in the ‘China’ series, and I really do recommend starting with the wonderful ‘Whispering...
The Black Path by Paul Burston
The Black Path
Paul Burston
‘The Black Path’ is absorbing and clever, with several stories and strands weaving into one thrilling and dramatic tale. Helen fights a feeling of abandonment, her father Richard was murdered on the nearby Black Path when she was a child...
The Ex Factor by Eva Woods
The Ex Factor
Eva Woods
Another gorgeously bright and bubbly, yet beautifully warm-hearted novel by Eva Woods. Four women, with various reasons for being single, decide that their ex men folk might just be the right fit for their friends. There are plenty of amusing...
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Modern Lovers
Emma Straub
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Summer might be fading over the horizon but Straub's new novel is a perfect summer novel for all seasons: witty, touching, humane and gently humorous. A tale of complicated relationships set...
The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund
The Crow Girl
Erik Axl Sund
If you thought The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the epitome of Nordic noir's savage darkness, think again. Graphic, violent and weaving a thread of evil with the dexterity of a malevolent spider, this Swedish trilogy by a...
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience....
The Cellar by Minette Walters
The Cellar
Minette Walters
Offered as a Hammer novella, you may well expect a substantial amount of supernatural horror, however a more rational yet none the less uncomfortable and captivating read awaits. The story is told from Muna’s viewpoint, held as a slave, abused...
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan
Maxim Jakubowski October 2016 Highly Recommended. Possibly the most unusual crime book of the year insofar as it follows the story of a crime from the point of view of an unborn child, isolated inside his...
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Highly Recommended. This is a cunning and genuinely creepy horror novel. That it is a debut makes its imagination and control all...
Cross Justice by James Patterson
Cross Justice
James Patterson
The rather wonderful and fascinating Alex Cross returns in his 23rd novel, ‘Cross Justice’. I almost forgot I was supposed to have my reviewing hat on and just sank into the depths of the story. A character makes a beguiling...
The Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis
The Butcher's Hook
Janet Ellis
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Our first-person narrator, Anne Jaccobs, is an extraordinary young woman for her period. This is Georgian London in 1763 and she...
The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland
The Plague Charmer
Karen Maitland
October 2016 Reading Group Book of the Month. Told by many voices, some wise, some wicked, this is the story of a close community under unbearable strain. What is the breaking point where neighbours and even...
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
Two by Two
Nicholas Sparks
October 2016 Book of the Month. Russell rises swiftly into a high-powered job until it all comes crashing round him and he now has to spend time at home so there is a slight role reversal...
Betrayal by Martina Cole
Martina Cole
Martina Cole’s twenty-third East End thriller is as raw and involved as one has come to expect. With huge family betrayals and some very nasty goings-on indeed. It fair pounds along leaving you breathless and probably shattered. We are introduced...
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Stephen King
The ominously significant title of ‘The Bazaar of Bad Dreams’ slashes through the delicate vibrancy of the cover, summing up the contents beautifully. 18 short stories and two poems, steaming with life, death, passion, regret and the occasional gnashing of...
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
At the Edge of the Orchard
Tracy Chevalier
In her last novel, The Last Runaway, Tracy Chevalier returned to her American roots for the first time, setting her story on the Ohio frontier in 1850. At the Edge of the Orchard opens in similar circumstances: James Goodenough,...
Here I am by Jonathan Safran Foer
Here I am
Jonathan Safran Foer
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Not a crime novel or fantasy even if extraneous factors like a terrible earthquake that devastates the state of Israel and causes its enemies to ally to force its final destruction,...
The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay
The Twenty-Three
Linwood Barclay
Oh, yes, it’s finally here, and it’s quite simply fabulous! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the last in the ‘Promise Falls’ trilogy, each book has ramped up my expectation for the next, and I was literally dancing in my seat when...
The Narrow Bed by Sophie Hannah
The Narrow Bed
Sophie Hannah
I honestly gurgled with delight when I discovered I was to review ‘The Narrow Bed’, then hung a ‘do not disturb’ sign on my door for the duration of the read. ‘Billy Dead Mates’ is at the centre of a...
Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop
Cartes Postales from Greece
Victoria Hislop
October 2016 Book of the Month. Three years ago Cardiff born Ellie moved into a small block of twelve flats in Kensal Rise, London. Her life is dull. She does tele-ad sales for a trade mag...
Dodgers by Bill Beverly
Bill Beverly
Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards 2016. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer go rap! A striking literary thriller which follows the reluctant journey of East, a young ghetto kid from a world of drugs...
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award 2016. STOP PRESS... Lisa McInerney wins 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for...
Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith
Precious and Grace
Alexander McCall Smith
Precious and Grace is a book steeped with addictive charm, wit and intelligent sleuthing. In the heat of summer in Botswana, co-directors of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi, find their friendship tested to the limit...
The Harbour Master by Daniel Pembrey
The Harbour Master
Daniel Pembrey
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Setting a detective series in Amsterdam is necessarily having to compete with striking memories of books by Nicolas Freeling and Janwillem van de Wetering who made this particular, rich in possibilities...
The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi
The Ice Lands
Steinar Bragi
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Nordic noir meets arctic horror in this powerful Icelandic novel which packs a mean punch. A group of Reykjavik thirty somethings who've been devastated by the economic crash take a hiking...
Pharaoh by Wilbur Smith
Wilbur Smith
Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt in a captivating new novel that will transport you to extraordinary times. From the glittering temples of Luxor to the Citadel of Sparta, Pharaoh is an intense and powerful novel magnificently transporting you to...
The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by P. D. James
The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories
P. D. James
As the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', the author was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. In this book, four of the best Christmas stories have been drawn from the archives, in which,...
All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
All is Not Forgotten
Wendy Walker
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A finely-etched tale of domestic terror and a debut novel with a nod to girls gone and on a train, and unsurprisingly already snapped up by Hollywood. After a serious assault...
The Cartel by Don Winslow
The Cartel
Don Winslow
Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. Winslow's The Power of the Dog which I once reviewed for The Guardian was a truly epic tale of the war against drugs that felt suffocating and sweaty and scary....
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 their own business. Showing that you don't need qualifications and...
The Gypsy Madonna by Santa Montefiore
The Gypsy Madonna
Santa Montefiore
A priceless Titian masterpiece. A sumptuous French chateau with a deadly secret. And a mystery hidden in a Bordeaux village that will change their lives forever...
Detonator by Andy McNab
Andy McNab
Betrayed and left for dead high in the Alps, Nick Stone is in trouble. The blood on his hands tells of a head wound he can't see and his foggy memory confirms it. He knows only one thing for certain...
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen
A revelatory memoir by a legendary rock star, Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run will be the book of 2016. Over the past seven years, he has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages...
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
Holding Up the Universe
Jennifer Niven
Jennifer Niven, author of the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places, delivers another heart-wrenching, poignant and exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees you for who you are - and seeing them right back.
Peggy and Me by Miranda Hart
Peggy and Me
Miranda Hart
From the bestselling author of Is It Just Me?, Miranda Hart, comes the hilarious account of her life with her close companion Peggy, a gorgeous white bichon frise.
It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan
It Was Only Ever You
Kate Kerrigan
Heartbreak and misunderstandings are woven through this uplifting story of a woman who can never quite believe that her gorgeous husband really loves her. Set, like Maeve Binchy's early bestsellers, in late 1950s Ireland and New York, this is the...
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
The High Mountains of Portugal
Yann Martel
The long-awaited new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of the worldwide phenomenon Life of Pi. Three stories. Three broken hearts. One exploration: what is a life without stories? The High Mountains of Portugal takes the reader on a...
Dead Lions by Mick Herron
Dead Lions
Mick Herron
Sharp, biting and hugely enjoyable. The series focuses on Slough House where MI5 agents who are out of favour, who’ve screwed up one too many times, are assigned for light duties but inevitably end up outshining their ‘proper’ MI5 colleagues....
Holding by Graham Norton
Graham Norton
Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters, and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human.
Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin
Playing Dead
Julia Heaberlin
A riveting debut novel from a thrilling new voice, Playing Dead is a mesmerizing story of family, identity and secrets that can kill. The Letter: A few weeks after her father's death, Tommie McCloud receives a letter in the post...
The Shipyard Girls by Nancy Revell
The Shipyard Girls
Nancy Revell
During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life. And mother hen Gloria signs up to escape her brutal husband, but finds she cannot run from...
Shelter from the Storm by Ellie Dean
Shelter from the Storm
Ellie Dean
Nineteen-year-old April Wilton has just enlisted in the WRENs in Portsmouth, where she works servicing engines on ships. She finds herself immersed in dockyard life and surrounded by soldiers - from England and America. The atmosphere is one of spontaneity...
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
The Wonder
Emma Donoghue
Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to...
Woman of God by James Patterson
Woman of God
James Patterson
St Peter's Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a new Pope has been chosen. The world is watching as massive crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new Pope. It's a turning point that could change the Catholic...
Conclave by Robert Harris
Robert Harris
The best-selling author of An Officer and a Spy, The Ghost and Fatherland turns to today’s Vatican in a ripped-from-the-headlines novel, and gives us his most ambitious, page-turning thriller yet–where the power of God is nearly equalled by...
Home by Harlan Coben
Harlan Coben
Drawing on his singular talent, Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship, family, and the meaning of home. For ten long years two boys have been missing. Now you think you've seen one of them. He's...
The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence
The Liar's Key
Mark Lawrence
Winner of the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. As all wait for the ice to unlock its jaws, the Dead King plots to claim what was so nearly his - the key into...
The Vagrant by Peter Newman
The Vagrant
Peter Newman
Winner of the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver...
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Ottessa Moshfegh
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A young woman relentlessly drives through the darkness of the American roads. Is she fleeing from a misdemeanour? Is she on a...
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Madeleine Thien
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the quality extremely high. Each novel provoked intense discussion and, at...
All That Man is by David Szalay
All That Man is
David Szalay
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the quality extremely high. Each novel provoked intense discussion and, at...
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
Hot Milk
Deborah Levy
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the quality extremely high. Each novel provoked intense discussion and, at...
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Sellout
Paul Beatty
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the quality extremely high. Each novel provoked intense discussion and, at...
Rick Stein's Long Weekends by Rick Stein
Rick Stein's Long Weekends
Rick Stein
Cadiz, Palermo, Copenhagen and more... Rick Stein goes in search of good food in fabulous locations, and all of them just a quick hop, skip and a jump from the UK.
The Fourth Victim by Mari Jungstedt
The Fourth Victim
Mari Jungstedt
An armed robbery is over in minutes, leaving a little girl on the road, hit by the getaway car. Desperate to find those responsible, the police track down one of the culprits. But he is dead, brutally murdered at a...
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's extraordinary, stunning debut is both moving, and deeply authentic. These intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge...
Counting Stars by David Almond
Counting Stars
David Almond
In a nutshell: finely told stories of family, joy, love | David Almond is one of our very finest, and in some ways most daring authors for young people, and the stories in this collection, beautifully told and quite profound, are...
Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
Saint Death
Marcus Sedgwick
In a Nutshell: Gangs dice with death under the gaze of Mexican folk saint. A thought-fuelling thriller set in a gang-run neighbourhood near the border of Mexico and El Norte (America). The writing is poetically punchy. Exquisitely formed sentences are...
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
Tales of the Peculiar
Ransom Riggs
Ransom Riggs’s spine-tingling fantasy novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is now a film directed by – who else? - Tim Burton, and this extremely handsome book purports to be a collection of favourite peculiar folktales. Anthologist Millard Nullings,...

Last Month's Featured eBooks

Submission by Michel Houellebecq

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...

Speak by Louisa Hall

Louisa Hall
Highly Recommended. You might imagine that a novel about the development of...

Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor

Ashes of London
Andrew Taylor
An enthralling and quite, quite wonderful historical thriller, where the story absolutely thrives in the midst of one of the most famous times in British history. The first chapter not...

Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones
Highly Recommended. Mongrels is a gripping and unsettling novel and a fresh...

False Hearts by Laura Lam

False Hearts
Laura Lam
Highly Recommended. This is an intensely personal and affecting SF novel. Set in San Francisco in the near future there is much to recognise here and...

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

The Grace of Kings
Ken Liu
Highly Recommended. Tolkien didn’t intend to set a blueprint for epic-fantasy with Lord of the Rings but, the many qualities of his trilogy notwithstanding, too often...

Florence Grace by Tracy Rees

Reader Reviewed Florence Grace
Tracy Rees
A historical family drama to sink into, to feel a part of, to be surprised by. in 1860, Florrie, a 15 year old orphan, yet raised with love, finds herself...

Blindsided by Michael Lynagh, Mark Eglinton

Michael Lynagh, Mark Eglinton
Former Australian rugby union legend and World Cup winner, now acclaimed television sports pundit, on his glittering career in the game - and how close he came to losing his...

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Reader Reviewed Seveneves
Neal Stephenson
Quite simply astonishing. Labeled as speculative science fiction, this is actually an all inclusive, wonderful colossus of a read so if you haven't tried sci/fi before, please don't be put...

Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun by Samantha Tonge

Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun
Samantha Tonge
Sparkly, fun and entertaining, even with a light touch of darker emotion, this is a bright summery read. 27 year old Kate dreams of Poldark, when she accepts a wedding...

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Reader Reviewed Underground Airlines
Ben H. Winters
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A most unexpected, if gripping thriller from the author of the much-admired LAST POLICEMAN trilogy. The book takes place in an...

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown

Reader Reviewed The Light of Paris
Eleanor Brown
Two parallel stories, set in two time frames, where second chances and the links between two women flicker and burn with energy. In Chicago during 1999, Madeleine tells her own...

The Avocado Cookbook by Heather Thomas

The Avocado Cookbook
Heather Thomas
From Mexican Brunch Burritos to Avocado and Prawn Sushi, Linguine with Avocado Pesto, Cheesy Avocado Frittata and even Avocado Eton Mess, this book has plenty of step-by-step recipes to suit...

The Muse by Jessie Burton

The Muse
Jessie Burton
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Fiction Award 2016. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In the footsteps of THE MINIATURIST, Jessie Burton's second novel...

The Race by Nina Allan

The Race
Nina Allan
Highly Recommended. This is a subtle but telling SF novel that will speak loudly to fans of Margaret Atwood and Emily St. John Mandel....

Set Me Free by Hina Belitz

Reader Reviewed Set Me Free
Hina Belitz
A 17 year old Muslim girl relates this story of her childhood in Lahore, Pakistan, her flight to Clerkenwell, London, the loss of her mother, her arranged marriage at 16...

The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling

The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts
Annie Darling
Witty, romantic and very modern, The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts is the first in a new series set in a quaint old bookshop, for fans of Lucy Diamond and Jenny...

Lucifer's Harvest by Mel Starr

Lucifer's Harvest
Mel Starr
An interesting short medieval mystery, where surgeon Hugh finds himself accompanying his Lord to battle in France during 1370. This is the ninth chronicle in the ‘Hugh de Singleton, surgeon’...

Being a Beast by Charles Foster

Being a Beast
Charles Foster
We can never truly know what it is like to be another species and experience their lives as they search for food, or kill and be killed – but...

The House on Sunset Lake by Tasmina Perry

The House on Sunset Lake
Tasmina Perry
September 2016 eBook of the Month. A stirring and intoxicating story of love and twisted secrets waiting… lurking. Spanning twenty years, this tale introduces Jim and...

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Sorcerer to the Crown
Zen Cho
Highly Recommended. Zen Cho’s engaging debut fantasy is one of the more purely entertaining fantasies of recent years. Avoiding the perhaps overly familiar sub-genre of medieval...

The Damned by Andrew Pyper

The Damned
Andrew Pyper
Highly Recommended. I’m ashamed to say that this is the first of Pyper’s eight novels I’ve read. It certainly won’t be the last. Thankfully it’s never...

Rawblood by Catriona Ward

Catriona Ward
Highly Recommended. Catriona Ward’s assured and artful first novel is a wonderfully gothic tale. Set in an Edwardian Devon haunted by the Great War it has...

The Ballroom by Anna Hope

The Ballroom
Anna Hope
A striking, eloquent and desperately beautiful novel, set during 1911 in a Yorkshire asylum. John, Ella and Charles find themselves at the edge of an impossible future, each decision they...

Cold Calling by Russell Mardell

Cold Calling
Russell Mardell
A pointed, wryly amusing look at relationships in the modern world. Ray is a cold caller, he lives in London with his best friend Danny, and is still mourning the...

Exposure by Helen Dunmore

Reader Reviewed Exposure
Helen Dunmore
A wonderfully tense and arresting Cold War relationship tale, stuffed full to the brim with suspense. Set in 1960, couple Lily and Simon become caught in an unbelievably powerful web...

Night Train to Berlin by Margaret de Rohan

Night Train to Berlin
Margaret de Rohan
A chance encounter, a case of mistaken identity and a seemingly innocent train journey all come together to place the lives of international leaders and family members of the central...

The Plane Now Standing at Platform 3 by E. James Chapman

The Plane Now Standing at Platform 3
E. James Chapman
There is a saying that goes 'When life gives you lemons make lemonade' but in E. James Chapman's hilarious book, The Plane Now Standing at Platform 3, this keep positive...

The Empathy Problem by Gavin Extence

The Empathy Problem
Gavin Extence
September 2016 eBook of the Month. A must read if ever there was one, this is just stunning. A simple premise, yet it slams with impact,...

The Widow by Fiona Barton

The Widow
Fiona Barton
Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming. Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front...

The Travelers by Chris Pavone

The Travelers
Chris Pavone
September 2016 Book of the Month. When a spoiled travel journalist succumbs to sexual temptation on an assignment on a trip to Argentina, his whole...

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Reader Reviewed The Thousandth Floor
Katharine McGee
September 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. Set 100 years in the future in a world of unimaginable luxury and wealth, Katherine McGee’s slick, savvy debut...

The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

The Lesser Bohemians
Eimear McBride
The Lesser Bohemians is about sexual passion. It is about innocence and the loss of it. At once epic and exquisitely intimate, it is a celebration of the dark and...

Selection Day by Aravind Adiga

Selection Day
Aravind Adiga
Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket - if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering...

Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote

Elizabeth Heathcote
September 2016 Debut of the Month. A tension-filled family drama, which encourages thoughts to twist and turn. The prologue sets questions in motion, trapping them in...

Far from True by Linwood Barclay

Far from True
Linwood Barclay
A wonderfully stimulating and thrilling read, hold on tight as you dive in! This is the second in the ‘Promise Falls’ trilogy and I really do recommend starting with ‘

Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron

Dread Wyrm
Miles Cameron
Shortlisted for the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. The Red Knight's adventures have become one of the most gripping martial fantasy adventures -...

The Tiger and the Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Tiger and the Wolf
Adrian Tchaikovsky
Highly Recommended. Tchaikovsky is an agile and varied writer (after an innovative fantasy series he has just won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for his SF...

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
This is a coming-of-age, incredibly thought-provoking, beautifully written and utterly original book. The book thief in the story is a nine-year old girl but this incredible story will...

My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry

Reader Reviewed My Husband's Wife
Jane Corry
A thriller, full of family drama and suspense… this is a story that sucks you in and keeps you on the edge of tense uncertainty. The short prologue set my...

The Final Word by Liza Marklund

The Final Word
Liza Marklund
With the stakes rising by the day, Annika Bengtzon is once again flung to the heart of a complex case. But nagging at the back of her mind is her sister's...

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour by Alan Titchmarsh

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour
Alan Titchmarsh
The new novel from Britain's favourite gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh. Mr Gandy escapes his humdrum life with an unexpected Grand Tour of Europe where drama, romance and friendship...

Crosstalk by Connie Willis

Connie Willis
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. One of the most popular contemporary American SF authors, Willis alternates between intricate thrillers, often involving travel into the past, and...

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter
Blake Crouch
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A gripping thriller with a touch of the impossible, if not outright leap into science fiction, the new novel by the...

Smoke by Dan Vyleta

Dan Vyleta
Maxim Jakubowski's September 2016 Book of the Month. Darker than dark but tonally lighter than light, this is a keeper and a bolt from nowhere, almost...

The One Man by Andrew Gross

The One Man
Andrew Gross
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Something of a departure for erstwhile James Patterson collaborator Andrew Gross, and a powerful, breathless thriller with a difference. It's 1944...

Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

Reader Reviewed Don't You Cry
Mary Kubica
A tale that creeps under your skin, worms its way into your thoughts, and spins to an all consuming end. I’ve devoured Mary Kubica’s other novels, and personally, this is...

Look at Me by Sarah Duguid

Look at Me
Sarah Duguid
Two years after the death of a beloved mother, a stranger moves into the bereaving family home. Adult brother, sister and hippy dad take in grown-up Eunice, a half-sister/daughter who...

Now is the Time by Melvyn Bragg

Now is the Time
Melvyn Bragg
‘Now is the Time’ is a fascinating, substantial, yet surprisingly contained novel given the subject matter. Detailing the people's rebellion of 1381, Melvyn Bragg imagines this time and breathes life...

The Heirs of Owain Glyndwr by Peter Murphy

The Heirs of Owain Glyndwr
Peter Murphy
A thought-provoking, intriguing unmasking of court room sparring and Welsh nationalism in this novel set in the 1960’s. The author, former Crown Court Judge Peter Murphy, most certainly knows his...

Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

Ellen Kushner
Highly Recommended. This is a welcome UK outing for Kushner’s 1987 novel that launched her acclaimed Swords of Riverside series. Fans of Scott Lynch’s Locke Lamora...

As I Descended by Robin Talley

Reader Reviewed As I Descended
Robin Talley
September 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Deadly Ambition | Scheming with Spirits | Descent into Darkness Thrilling, chilling, supernaturally-charged retelling of Macbeth...

The Child Garden by Catriona McPherson

The Child Garden
Catriona McPherson
In a deep dark Scottish wood there stand two houses, a mile apart. Between them stands a hallowed building. A chapel? A crypt? And close by runs a river with...

The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill

The Beginning Woods
Malcolm McNeill
September 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Unfathomable mystery | Timeless fairy tale quest An elegantly atmospheric page-turner that will have readers rooting...

Hill of the Angels by Sue Mayfield

Hill of the Angels
Sue Mayfield
Breath-taking yet at times brutal, this is a story based on real historical events in the 17th Century. Abigail and Grace are living in a country consumed by evil and...

The Graces by Laure Eve

The Graces
Laure Eve
In a nutshell: be careful if you’re what others wish for | The three Graces, twins Thalia and Fenrin and their younger sister Summer, seem to have everything: attractive, popular,...

Private Paris by James Patterson

Private Paris
James Patterson
When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. But Jack is quickly pressed into...

Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher

Silence is Goldfish
Annabel Pitcher
Joanne Owen's Pick of the Year 2015 “Words scare me, the lies and the truth, so I decided to stop using them,” so declares Tess, the troubled heroine of this...

Caged by Theresa Breslin

Theresa Breslin
In a Nutshell: Fighting | Surviving | Treachery | Trust | A powerful contemporary novel set in the shady world of underground cage fighting, from a Carnegie Medal-winning author. After...

Mount! by Jilly Cooper

Jilly Cooper

Crisis by Frank Gardner

Frank Gardner
Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando, and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the...

Mary Berry's Family Sunday Lunches by Mary Berry

Mary Berry's Family Sunday Lunches
Mary Berry
Sunday lunch is one of the great British traditions and in Family Sunday Lunches Mary Berry brings together the classics and her own family favourites to create an invaluable all-year-round...

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The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig

The Fire Sermon
Francesca Haig
Shortlisted for the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. A futuristic tale set some 400 years after a global nuclear war where conditions have...

The Cavendon Women by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Cavendon Women
Barbara Taylor Bradford
This follows on from Cavendon Hall and is a projected series of novels set around a stately home in Yorkshire and its occupants, upstairs and down. The present earl,...

40 Sonnets by Don Paterson

40 Sonnets
Don Paterson
Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2015. In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes - contradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the...

Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty

Rain Dogs
Adrian McKinty
Shortlisted for the Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. An involved, complex Irish-set murder mystery with two deaths to...

Stallo by Stefan Spjut

Stefan Spjut
Following the disappearance of a young boy from a remote cabin in a Swedish forest, his mother claims he was abducted by a giant to credulous reaction. He is never...

Freedom's Child by Jax Miller

Reader Reviewed Freedom's Child
Jax Miller
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A woman sheltered in the Witness Protection Programme for the almost justified murder of her cop husband twenty years ago...

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Reader Reviewed 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 Teacher by Katerina Diamond

The Teacher
Katerina Diamond
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A couple of Exeter cops attempt to solve the mystery of a hanged teacher which was locally followed by a...

Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier

Reader, I Married Him
Tracy Chevalier
A collection of short stories celebrating Charlotte Bronte, published in the year of her bicentenary and stemming from the now immortal words from her great work Jane Eyre. Edited by...

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

Make Me by Lee Child

Make Me
Lee Child
Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote rail...

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
In the footsteps of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and S.J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep, the unreliable narrator domestic drama of untruths is the new 'hot' genre....

The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon

The Pier Falls
Mark Haddon
In this first collection of stories by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon demonstrates two things: first that he is a master...

Lie of the Land by Michael F. Russell

Reader Reviewed Lie of the Land
Michael F. Russell
A fascinating and disturbing premise that has the ability to swing a profound sledgehammer into your consciousness. Set in what feels like a very possible future, Carl is isolated in...

The Invitation by Lucy Foley

Reader Reviewed The Invitation
Lucy Foley
A sophisticated, expressive, and emotional story set in the glamorous Italian film promotion world of the 1950’s. Hal and Stella meet at a party, an immediate connection flares into life,...

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Reader Reviewed The Last One
Alexandra Oliva
The Post-Apocalyptic setting is so popular today that it is becoming annoying, so it is great to get a book like this one; not only well written but offering a...

Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine

Reader Reviewed Sleeper's Castle
Barbara Erskine
A sweeping saga of a tale, linking the past and the present through two women’s dreams and a house that straddles time. This is the first Barbara Erskine novel I’ve...

Nadiya's Kitchen by Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya's Kitchen
Nadiya Hussain
From breakfasts to dinners to a cake fit for the Queen. Having fallen in love with Nadiya and her outstanding bakes on last year's Great British Bake Off, readers can...

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A young woman relentlessly drives through the darkness of the American roads....

The Dark Inside by Rod Reynolds

The Dark Inside
Rod Reynolds
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. When a disgraced New York crime journalist is despatched to the rural wilderness of Texarkana, on the Texas and Arkansas...

Dancing to the End of Love by Adrian White

Dancing to the End of Love
Adrian White
Early on we accept that Robert is running away from something. He likes women and travel. He is lonely. He misses his daughter. On an impulse while changing planes to...

How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss

How Not to Disappear
Clare Furniss
August 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Hattie’s life changes forever when she meets the great aunt she never knew she had. Gloria by name, and...

The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran

The Name I Call Myself
Beth Moran
A lovely warm and hope-filled read, this is a romance with heart, soul and compassion. Faith is engaged, however she has a pain-filled secret, will it remain buried, or will...

The Santiago Sisters by Victoria Fox

The Santiago Sisters
Victoria Fox
A hot, edgy and hugely entertaining novel, with an inner molten core of provocative tension. Set between 1994 and 2014, separated twins, Calida and Teresita Santiago, find themselves on a...

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger

The Singles Game
Lauren Weisberger
An entertaining and terrifically readable foray into the ultra competitive world of professional tennis. Likeable and friendly Charlie needs to gain a competitive edge to break into the top ten,...

Sunset in Central Park by Sarah Morgan

Sunset in Central Park
Sarah Morgan
Sarah Morgan has done it again, she has delivered another gorgeously warm (and occasionally steamy) romance. This is part of the ‘From Manhattan With Love’ series, while Paige was...

Bad Blood by Julie Shaw

Bad Blood
Julie Shaw
Another provocative, edgy and at times unbelievably sad story from the author of ‘The Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family’ series. Julie Shaw really has hit on a winner...

Dead to Me by Lesley Pearse

Dead to Me
Lesley Pearse
Another dramatic and engagingly expressive historical novel by Lesley Pearse. Set before and during the Second World War, we follow Ruby and Verity during the ups and downs of their...

The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane by Ellen Berry

The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane
Ellen Berry
An enjoyable and captivating relationship tale, where an enchanting bookshop takes centre stage, what more could you ask for! Della has a special relationship with her mother’s cookbooks, she is...

Watching Edie by Camilla Way

Reader Reviewed Watching Edie
Camilla Way
August 2016 Book of the Month. In alternating chapters headed “Before” and “After” and narrated by both Heather and Edie, this is one truly compulsive read....

Nina is Not Ok by Shappi Khorsandi

Reader Reviewed Nina is Not Ok
Shappi Khorsandi
August 2016 Debut of the Month. With a fierce, biting sense of reality, this is a provocative, yet beautifully worthwhile, must read. Nina is 17 years...

Hillstation by Robin Mukherjee

Reader Reviewed Hillstation
Robin Mukherjee
August 2016 Debut of the Month. Warmly amusing, gorgeously transportive and eye opening, this is a novel that subtly and quietly creeps under your skin. When...

Dirt Road by James Kelman

Dirt Road
James Kelman
Dirt Road is a major novel exploring the brevity of life, the agonising demands of love and the lure of the open road. It is also a beautiful book about...

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

The House of Shattered Wings
Aliette de Bodard
Highly Recommended. This is a refreshing, beautifully imagined and original fantasy that takes archetypal tropes and one of the world’s most familiar settings and makes them...

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

Reader Reviewed I Found You
Lisa Jewell
August 2016 Book of the Month. A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet...

No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan

No Turning Back
Tracy Buchanan
August 2016 Book of the Month. A tension filled, dramatically striking tale, where there is far more to discover than you may at first think. Anna...

Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith

Reader Reviewed Children of Icarus
Caighlan Smith
August 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: * Dystopian deception * Greek myth * Survival A labyrinthine world of brutality, deception...

The Goodbye Gift by Amanda Brooke

Reader Reviewed The Goodbye Gift
Amanda Brooke
Early on we meet Lucy, twenty-four, who needs a heart transplant. She is a plucky girl trying to live a normal life greatly hampered by her sad ill health. For...

The Stylist by Rosie Nixon

The Stylist
Rosie Nixon
Absolutely perfect if you are a lover of fashion, red carpet stories and a witty delicious romance. Amber, a sweet, endearing shop assistant, unexpectedly finds herself working for a high...

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen
One of the year's major new literary offerings, Jonathan Franzen's PURITY doesn't disappoint, if alone by sheer weight of pages and buzzing ideas. And with a palette of suspense twists...

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help
Kathryn Stockett
The Help is a deeply moving, timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we won't. It is about how women, whether mothers or daughters,...

What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne

Reader Reviewed What's a Girl Gotta Do?
Holly Bourne
August 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Feminism * Friendship * Fighting back Inspirational and insanely funny, this third and final book in...

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Nobel prize winner and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells a tale of an unrequited love that outlasts all rivals in his masterpiece Love...

What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe

What a Carve Up!
Jonathan Coe
It is the 1980s and the Winshaw family are getting richer and crueller by the year. But once their hapless biographer Michael Owen starts investigating the family's trail of greed,...

My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

My Last Continent
Midge Raymond
August 2016 Debut of the Month. Unexpected and unique, this is a beautiful debut novel to immerse yourself and become lost in. Deb is a naturalist,...

Heart of Granite by James Barclay

Heart of Granite
James Barclay
Fantasy readers will likely be familiar with Barclay’s engaging bunch of bickering heroes The Raven. Rightly praised by David Gemmell, The Raven novels brought a welcome humour to the...

Down Station by Simon Morden

Down Station
Simon Morden
When a terrifying fire seems to envelop London, a group of maintenance workers on the Underground make their escape through an access tunnel and find themselves in a seemingly uninhabited,...

The Body Under the Bridge by Paul McCusker

The Body Under the Bridge
Paul McCusker
A former Scotland Yard detective, Father Gilbert knows about death. But, as priest of a modest Anglican church in in a small Sussex town, he didn't expect it to show...

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

Three Sisters, Three Queens
Philippa Gregory
A riveting new Tudor story featuring Katherine of Aragon, and King Henry VIII's sisters Margaret and Mary, chronicling the pivotal roles the three queens played in King Henry VIII's kingdom. As...

Front Runner by Felix Francis

Front Runner
Felix Francis
The latest addition to the ‘Francis Thriller’ series is an action-packed journey through the horse racing world. Jefferson Hinkley from ‘Damage’ has returned for another case, yet this can...

Tainted Love by Kimberley Chambers

Reader Reviewed Tainted Love
Kimberley Chambers
An audacious, fast moving, dark but oh so entertaining tale. Prepare yourself… the Butler Family are back, and we observe as they battle their way through life from 1986 to...

The Revolving Door of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

The Revolving Door of Life
Alexander McCall Smith
Welcome back to 44 Scotland Street and to the lives of the much loved (well, in most cases) inhabitants. ‘The Revolving Door of Life’ is the tenth novel in the...

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

Reader Reviewed The Good Liar
Nicholas Searle
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. This witty and twisty tale of an elderly con man intent on a final hurrah when he initially goes on...

The Traitor by Seth Dickinson

The Traitor
Seth Dickinson
Shortlisted for the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. When the Empire of Masks conquers her island home, criminalizes her customs, and murders one...

Ruin by John Gwynne

John Gwynne
Shortlisted for the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered...

The English Spy by Daniel Silva

The English Spy
Daniel Silva
Shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2016. No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes...

Break in Case of Emergency by Jessica Winter

Break in Case of Emergency
Jessica Winter
August 2016 Debut of the Month. A wryly amusing, observational story, brushing compassionately against the pitfalls of modern life. Jen is in her early 30’s, she...

The Mare by Mary Gaitskill

The Mare
Mary Gaitskill
This is a heartbreakingly honest and profoundly moving portrait of the nearly unbridgeable gaps between people, and the way we long for fairytale endings despite knowing that they don't exist.

All the Little Pieces by Jilliane Hoffman

Reader Reviewed All the Little Pieces
Jilliane Hoffman
All the Little Pieces should come with a warning label: this is not a light easy read, it’s disturbing, sad, unsettling and… addictive. You are launched straight into the terrified...

The Girl Who Came Back by Susan Lewis

Reader Reviewed The Girl Who Came Back
Susan Lewis
‘The Girl Who Came Back’ has a prologue that sends a chill flowing from the pages up into your fingertips, it sends a clear message, this is going to be...

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard

The Stars at Oktober Bend
Glenda Millard
August 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Survival * Friendship * Power of words Heartrending and, ultimately, hopeful, this tells the extraordinarily powerful...

Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron

Dread Wyrm
Miles Cameron
Shortlisted for the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. The Red Knight's adventures have become one of the most gripping martial fantasy adventures -...

Whispers Through a Megaphone by Rachel Elliott

Whispers Through a Megaphone
Rachel Elliott
A gentle, yet astute, edgy and absolutely delightful debut novel. Miriam fears her own emotions, Ralph runs away from his family and while Sadie shouts about her life all over...

The Many by Wyl Menmuir

The Many
Wyl Menmuir
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves

Work Like Any Other
Virginia Reeves
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

Blood, Salt, Water by Denise Mina

Blood, Salt, Water
Denise Mina
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award 2016. BLOOD, SALT, WATER is a gripping tale of greed, power and misconception from acclaimed two-time winner of the Theakston's Crime Award, Denise...

After the First Death by Robert Cormier

After the First Death
Robert Cormier
In a Nutshell: Psycho-political thriller * Terrorist hijacking * Extremes of patriotism Unreservedly uncompromising, this gripping, thought-provoking novel raises pertinent questions about trust, sacrifice and the extremes people will go...

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I Capture the Castle
Dodie Smith
In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths A story about writing, this is also a wonderfully romantic story told by a young narrator trying to...

Buddy by Nigel Hinton

Nigel Hinton
In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths Buddy is a moving and totally convincing account of a boy's faltering relationship with his father, with an...

Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty

Dear Nobody
Berlie Doherty
In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths The moving and very real story of two teenagers and an unplanned pregnancy. It is told from two...

No Turning Back by Beverley Naidoo

No Turning Back
Beverley Naidoo
In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths Set in South Africa in the 1990s, a time when an increasing number of young black South Africans...

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

The Pearl
John Steinbeck
In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths The Pearl is a haunting and timeless tale of the dangers of unexpected wealth by Nobel prizewinner John...

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

The Red Pony
John Steinbeck
In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths Masterful linked short stories by Nobel prizewinner John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath. The Red Pony...

Stone Cold by Robert Swindells

Stone Cold
Robert Swindells
In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult TruthsStone Cold is a Carnegie Medal-winning thriller by Robert Swindells. It is one of The Originals from...

In the Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride

In the Cold Dark Ground
Stuart MacBride
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD.

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15th Affair
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Playing with Fire
Tess Gerritsen
What if your child wanted you dead? Julia is terrified by her daughter's aggressive behaviour. Lily has changed from an angelic little girl into someone she is afraid to be...

Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer

Cometh the Hour
Jeffrey Archer
Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which went to number one on the Sunday Times bestseller...

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