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eBooks of the Month

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, 32 year old banker Gabriel has a malignant brain tumour...
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 Jennifer in 1995 when they meet in Savannah, before a...

Other Featured eBooks this Month

Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote
Undertow
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 the back of your mind, ready to pounce. A chance...
The Weekends of You and Me by Fiona Walker
The Weekends of You and Me
Fiona Walker
September 2016 Book of the Month. Jo and Harry are both recently single. Harry has an 18-year old daughter from a one-night stand long before he was married when he was a major part of a...
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 world is about to be pulled apart and not just...
Closed Casket The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
Closed Casket The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
September 2016 Book of the Month. Hercule Poirot is back for his second outing under the fabulous guiding hand of Sophie Hannah. 70 year old children’s author Lady Athelinda Playford changes her will, causing the mayhem...
Smoke by Dan Vyleta
Smoke
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 like an adult version of the Harry Potter books with...
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Phaedra Patrick
September 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...
The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas-Home
The Malice of Waves
Mark Douglas-Home
September 2016 Book of the Month. The third in the gripping ‘Sea Detective Series’ continues to captivate, with the rather wonderful Cal McGill investigating the disappearance of a 14 year old boy from a small...
The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent
The Loving Husband
Christobel Kent
A darkly mesmerising tale exploring trust, love and deeply hidden secrets. Fran’s life is thrown into turmoil, causing her to question her husband, her love and herself, just what is the truth? The prologue emits chills of disquiet, certain words...
Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop
Cartes Postales from Greece
Victoria Hislop
September 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...
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Eileen
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...
As I Descended by Robin Talley
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 set in a prestigious southern state high school. While Lily...
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 ‘Broken Promise’ as ‘Far From True’ is a full on...
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
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 explores an age-old theme: money doesn’t make you happy, and...
Caged by Theresa Breslin
Caged
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 running away to London to escape his mum’s bullying boyfriend,...
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 remarkable novel about alienation, family conflict, the often cruel dynamics...
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,...
The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Winter Crown
Elizabeth Chadwick
Rich and compelling it is December 1154, the coronation of Henry II and Eleanor opens the second part of this detailed, magnificent trilogy of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine which began with The Summer Queen. You can read this...
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, rich, no wonder everyone wants to be their friend, or...
Crosstalk by Connie Willis
Crosstalk
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...
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 a rickety bridge, a Devil’s Bridge. In the garden of...
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
Swordspoint
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 novels will adore Kushner’s artful, witty and richly told tales...
The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick
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 her husband Henry II held her prisoner for plotting against...
The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Summer Queen
Elizabeth Chadwick
Overflowing with scandal, politics, sex, triumphs and tragedies, The Summer Queen is the epic first novel in a magnificent trilogy unveiling the fascinating and misunderstood young queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine - history's most powerful woman.
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 turns out to be both needy and insensitive to the...
Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen
Razor Girl
Carl Hiaasen
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A return to Hiaasen land is always welcome and RAZOR GIRL proves one of his better escapades after a few fallow years. The absurdities, venalities and sheer black humour of his...
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 and the American nuclear programme is stalling and the presence...
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 creator of WAYWARD PINES is already fast-tracked for the big...
Crosstalk by Connie Willis
Crosstalk
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 light-hearted divertimentos, often featuring cats. Her new novel fits firmly...
Strangers by Paul Finch
Strangers
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 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 novel Children of Time). The Tiger and The Wolf...
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...
Between the Crosses by Matthew Frank
Between the Crosses
Matthew Frank
A tight, clever, fiercely driven slice of crime fiction. This is the second in the ‘Joseph Stark’ series. Damaged and almost broken DC Stark, and his Met Police colleagues in the Murder Investigation Team have a double murder to solve,...
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 - and he has an epic adventure - and a huge...
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 invitation from the girl who shunned her at school, Kate...
Zodiac by Sam Wilson
Zodiac
Sam Wilson
September 2016 Debut of the Month. An excellently twisting thriller where cop tracks killer through a turbulent city. Prejudice is rife and violence is in the air. In Sam Wilson's world it is not religion or...
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. Allan’s future Britain is a low-key and unexpected dystopia and...
The Muse by Jessie Burton
The Muse
Jessie Burton
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In the footsteps of THE MINIATURIST, Jessie Burton's second novel confirms her as a wonderful storyteller with a vivid imagination and empathy for a broad range of disparate characters. No...
The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown
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 story as she flounders in a loveless marriage, she finds...
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
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 America where the Civil War came to a different conclusion...
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 it seems like he did. Too much of fantasy has...
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 little in the way of outlandish science to alienate the...
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
Mongrels
Stephen Graham Jones
Highly Recommended. Mongrels is a gripping and unsettling novel and a fresh and contemporary take on the Werewolf myth that is rooted...
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 only blasts you immediately into the roaring flames of the...
Speak by Louisa Hall
Speak
Louisa Hall
Highly Recommended. You might imagine that a novel about the development of an Artificial Intelligence might be dry or technical. Louisa Hall’s...
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....
Submission by Michel Houellebecq
Submission
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 alter ego narrator is a minor middle-aged academic whose weasely...
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 into the foundations and advance of the rising. With an...
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,...
My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry
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 mind racing, the few lines on the following page, proceeded...
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 make, sets connecting wheels in motion. This is a fictional...
Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
Orphan X
Gregg Hurwitz
Prepare yourself… for the dramatically intense and exciting new kid on the block, except Evan Smoak isn't a kid, he's a highly trained killer with his humanity surprisingly intact. Smoak has left a top secret programme, he is prepared to...
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 Colgan - where happy ever after is only a page...
Set Me Free by Hina Belitz
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 and her extraordinary ability to pour out love. She clings...
Spectacles by Sue Perkins
Spectacles
Sue Perkins
Entering the crowded market of the celeb autobiography, Sue Perkins has managed to bring a fresh approach to the genre with a witty and funny view of her life so far - making this autobiography a winner. How much is...
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 characters at risk. Night Train to Berlin by Margaret de...
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 break up of his relationship five years on. Anya owns...
Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley
Children of the Mists
Lexa Dudley
An emotional historical romance set in Sardinia in the 1800’s. Two families, united over the years and truly at one with the Sardinian landscape and traditions, find themselves in the midst of a battle for survival. Raffaella and Antonio have...
Rawblood by Catriona Ward
Rawblood
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 its roots in some dark Victorian family secrets. The story...
The Forgotten Summer by Carol Drinkwater
The Forgotten Summer
Carol Drinkwater
Seductively beautiful and evocative writing ensures ‘The Forgotten Summer’ is hard to put down. A vineyard in France holds the key to secrets and lies that have been hidden in history. 48 year old Jane finds herself torn, she is...
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 in all situations attitude is stretched to beyond breaking point...
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...
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
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 off by the genre. The first sentence, so simple and...
Florence Grace by Tracy Rees
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 departing the Cornish Moors for the centre of London society....
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...
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 duty after a call from one of his most important...
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...
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 await in this beguiling tale of self-discovery.
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 the light in love.
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 resonate with any teenager. It’s 1939 in Nazi Germany and...
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 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 page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable...
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 too late to discover a new writer. And what a...
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 epic fantasy Cho, instead, presents us with an enjoyable tale...
The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen
The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
Liz Jensen
A spellbinding tale about what the human heart can inflict and the mind endure Nine-year-old Louis Drax is a problem child: bright, precocious, deceitful, and dangerously, disturbingly, accident prone. When he falls off a cliff into a ravine, the accident...
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...
The One Pot Cook by Hattie Ellis
The One Pot Cook
Hattie Ellis
There are cookery books to look at, ones to admire, ones to impress, the others are the ones we use everyday. And I can safely say that this is a book for everyday, one destined to get covered in...
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...
Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse
Keep You Close
Lucie Whitehouse
Ten years ago Rowan and Marianne were inseperable. Rowan, our narrator, lost her mother while still a baby and Marianne's family embraced her. Then Seb, the father, is killed in a car accident and something dramatic breaks up the girl's...
Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
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 my favourite so far. Quinn and Alex tell their own...
Blindsided by Michael Lynagh, Mark Eglinton
Blindsided
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 life. It's the personal tale of a sportsman playing to...
The Last Lullaby by Carin Gerhardsen
The Last Lullaby
Carin Gerhardsen
From the Swedish publisher of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy comes a sensational new crime writing talent - and one of the best new Scandinavian crime series since Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole. Inspector Conny Sjoberg and his police colleagues are perplexed...
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 mysterious absence. After a series of anxious text messages, she's...
The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan
The New Mrs Clifton
Elizabeth Buchan
At the end of WWII Gus brings back an emotionally damaged German wife, Krista, to his family home on Clapham Common, London. In a bombed terrace his house remains unscathed yet possibly unstable. His two sisters are at home, one...
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 Charles Foster has gone further than most in trying to...

Last Month's Featured eBooks

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...

Hearts of Stone by Simon Scarrow

Reader Reviewed Hearts of Stone
Simon Scarrow
With a foray into more recent history than Simon Scarrow’s previous novels, the Greek Resistance in World War Two is brought vividly and violently to life in ‘Hearts of Stone’....

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

Stallo
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...

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Dodgers
Bill Beverly
Shortlisted for 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...

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...

The Hairy Dieters: Fast Food by Hairy Bikers, Si King, Dave Myers

The Hairy Dieters: Fast Food
Hairy Bikers, Si King, Dave Myers
The bestselling, big-hearted and down-to-earth chefs, The Hairy Bikers, return with more fantastic recipes to make losing weight even easier. Jam-packed with tasty recipes for breakfast and brunch, soups, salads,...

Chronicles of the Secret Service by Alexander Wilson

Chronicles of the Secret Service
Alexander Wilson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Already the ninth (and final) volume in a series of fascinating vintage reissues from the 1930s, featuring...

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

Eileen
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...

Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas

Local Girl Missing
Claire Douglas
A twisty, multiple layered thriller where the past and present clash in a maze of suspense. Best friends Francesca and Sophie tell their tales with nearly 20 years separating them....

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...

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...

Tanya Bakes by Tanya Burr

Tanya Bakes
Tanya Burr
A cookbook that features the author's favourite recipes such as cakes and bakes, delicious and simple puddings, loaves and pastries. From everyday staple bakes to sweet treats for special occasions,...

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...

The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp

The Last Days of Jack Sparks
Jason Arnopp
Highly Recommended. Jack Sparks is not a very nice man. A rampant ego (this is important later), a cynic and a bully. It’s really hard to...

All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

All is Not Forgotten
Wendy Walker
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...

The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish

Reader Reviewed The Swimming Pool
Louise Candlish
August 2016 Book of the Month. Tense and full of intrigue, this is a novel that sinks into the depths of obsession and discovers a very...

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

Purity
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,...

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 Primrose Path by Rebecca Griffiths

The Primrose Path
Rebecca Griffiths
For fans of I Let You Go and Black-Eyed Susans, The Primrose Path is a tense, atmospheric suspense thriller that will make sure you leave all your lights...

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...

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Reader Reviewed Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty
August 2016 eBook of the Month. Simply fabulous, this is a truly beautiful, mind-popping story. I must admit to jigging up and down with excitement when...

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...

The Vagrant by Peter Newman

The Vagrant
Peter Newman
Shortlisted for 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...

The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar's Key
Mark Lawrence
Shortlisted for 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...

Ruin by John Gwynne

Ruin
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...

Broken Heart by Tim Weaver

Broken Heart
Tim Weaver
A truly captivating and bold story that stings and provokes with fierce intensity. David Raker is back in his seventh missing person enquiry, a woman has apparently vanished into thin...

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 North Water by Ian McGuire

The North Water
Ian McGuire
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

Buddy
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...

Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers

Postcards from No Man's Land
Aidan Chambers
In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths This winner of the 2003 Michael Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal, told in dual narratives, takes the...

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.

15th Affair by James Patterson

15th Affair
James Patterson
Latest thriller from James Patterson

Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen

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...

The Month Before's Featured eBooks

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go
Clare Mackintosh
Winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2016. A hit-and-run in Bristol, a dead five year old and a CID police partnership with a spark...

Dear World, How Are You? by Toby Little

Dear World, How Are You?
Toby Little
Gorgeous, fascinating and heartwarming, this is a book to put a smile on your face. In 2013, aged five and a half, Toby decided to write a letter to someone...

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

Reader Reviewed Black Rabbit Hall
Eve Chase
July 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month. Pencraw Hall, Cornwall, is a beautiful old house, the holiday retreat for the well-off Alton family of four children,...

Second Life by S. J. Watson

Second Life
S. J. Watson
It must be exceedingly difficult for an author to follow a hugely successful debut but S J Watson has risen to the task. Very different from his sensational Before...

The First Day on the Somme by Martin Middlebrook

The First Day on the Somme
Martin Middlebrook
Martin Middlebrook's The First Day on the Somme is a compelling and intensely moving account of the blackest day in the history of the British army. Drawing on official sources...

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
STOP PRESS... Lisa McInerney wins 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction...

Subject 375 by Nikki Owen

Reader Reviewed Subject 375
Nikki Owen
A powerful, penetrating and intensely different read that seizes your attention from the very first page. Nikki Owen cleverly writes in the first person narrative in two different time frames,...

Katherine Carlyle by Rupert Thomson

Katherine Carlyle
Rupert Thomson
Written in the beautifully spare, lucid and cinematic prose that Thomson is known for, Katherine Carlyle uses the modern techniques of IVF and cryopreservation to throw new light on the...

Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg

Reader Reviewed Foxlowe
Eleanor Wasserberg
Green, her little sister Blue and October - known as Toby - are children growing up in Foxlowe, a huge old home on the moors. They run free, and play...

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Reader Reviewed Dear Amy
Helen Callaghan
July 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month. Margot Lewis is a classics teacher in a Cambridge school. She's also the agony aunt for the local newspaper,...

What We Cannot Know by Marcus du Sautoy

What We Cannot Know
Marcus du Sautoy
Britain's most famous mathematician takes us to the edge of knowledge to show us what we cannot know. Science is king. Every week, headlines announce new breakthroughs in our understanding...

The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme by Gavin Stamp

The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme
Gavin Stamp
This brilliant study by an acclaimed architectural historian tells the origin of the Edwin Lutyens' Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in the context of commemorating the war dead; it...

Napoleon Xylophone by Frank Lambert

Napoleon Xylophone
Frank Lambert
A darkly quirky and action packed fantasy adventure that proclaims it’s not only ok to be different, it can at times, actually be an advantage. 15 year old Napoleon, also...

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

Reader Reviewed Barkskins
Annie Proulx
July 2016 Book of the Month. For the Wolf Hall readership, this is a huge historical novel to immerse yourself in. A dramatic, violent, absorbing,...

The Museum of You by Carys Bray

Reader Reviewed The Museum of You
Carys Bray
July 2016 Book of the Month. Now that Clover is twelve she can have a key to her home while her father drives the local bus...

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall
Noah Hawley
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A striking thriller from an established US author and Golden Globe award winner of the Fargo TV series scriptwriter. When a...

The Killing Files by Nikki Owen

Reader Reviewed The Killing Files
Nikki Owen
A piercing, fast-paced and absolutely riveting read, the second book in ‘The Project Trilogy’ lives up to expectations. Having been gripped by the first in the series, I really do...

The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

The Penguin Lessons
Tom Michell
Absolutely adorable, this is an autobiography full of eccentricity, charm and a penguin called Juan Salvador. As a young man in the 1970’s Tom Michell travelled to Argentina to teach...

Solomon Creed by Simon Toyne

Reader Reviewed Solomon Creed
Simon Toyne
This is a terrific thriller that really keeps you on your toes. We are introduced to our charismatic hero Solomon Creed as he runs barefoot and skimpily dressed from an...

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Reader Reviewed Baby Doll
Hollie Overton
July 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. With an unusual focus, ‘Baby Doll’ is a menacing, yet beautifully compassionate read. Lily escapes...

The Fire Child by S. K. Tremayne

Reader Reviewed The Fire Child
S. K. Tremayne
A sublimely creepy slow-burning thriller, a tale where the countdown to Christmas is a chilling one. Rachel tells her own story, she has just married widower David and moved into...

Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

Mad Girl
Bryony Gordon
Writing with her characteristic warmth and dark humour, Bryony Gordon explores her relationship with her OCD and depression as only she can. Mad Girl is a shocking, funny, unpredictable, heart-wrenching,...

The Lost Tommies by Ross Coulthart

The Lost Tommies
Ross Coulthart
'Lost Tommies' brings together stunning never-before-seen images of Western Front tommies and their amazing stories in a beautiful collection that is part thriller, part family history and part national archive....

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 Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone

The Loose Ends List
Carrie Firestone
July 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Trip of a lifetime • Seize the day • Perfect endings Always...

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware
This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from...

The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola

Reader Reviewed The Unseeing
Anna Mazzola
July 2016 Debut of the Month. A detailed, intriguing and highly enjoyable debut historical thriller. James Greenacre is accused of murdering his bride and his mistress,...

The Perfect Gift by Emma Hannigan

Reader Reviewed The Perfect Gift
Emma Hannigan
July 2016 Book of the Month. Lovely, warm and engaging, 'The Perfect Gift’ is just that, a delightful treat of a book. Loveable, spirited Roisin always...

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Reader Reviewed Fool Me Once
Harlan Coben
An outrageously stunning read, that takes a tight hold from the outset and continues to squeeze until the shockingly intense end. Maya, a former Army Captain, finds herself caught up...

Get Even by Martina Cole

Get Even
Martina Cole
Martina does it again with another wonderful, gritty tale of violent men, dirty deeds, “family” and London’s East End gangland. It stars Sharon Conway through two marriages and eventually off...

The End of the Roadie by Elizabeth Flynn

The End of the Roadie
Elizabeth Flynn
Another thoroughly entertaining, enjoyable, slinky sleuth of a whodunit, this is the third in the ‘A Mystery for DI Costello’ series, following on from ‘Dead Gorgeous’. The show must...

If the Dress Fits by Daisy James

If the Dress Fits
Daisy James
A short, sweet romantic tale, full of weddings, celebrities, rock stars and a rather lovely knitting shop. Callie left her home, friends and boyfriend and has worked her socks off...

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli
Presents what you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven lessons. In this introduction to modern physics, the author explains Einstein's...

Murder House by James Patterson

Murder House
James Patterson
No 7 Ocean Drive is a multi million-dollar beach front house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series...

Mister Memory by Marcus Sedgwick

Mister Memory
Marcus Sedgwick
In Paris, at the end of the nineteenth century, a man with a perfect memory murders his wife. But that is only the start of the story... For fans of...

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Vendela Vida
Told with vibrant, lush detail and a wicked sense of humour, The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty is part literary mystery, part psychological thriller - an unforgettable novel that explores free...

Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks

Where My Heart Used to Beat
Sebastian Faulks
The recurring themes of Sebastian Faulks's fiction are here brought together with a new stylistic brilliance as the novel casts a long, baleful light over the century we have left...

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff
Shortlisted for the National Book Award / Chosen by Barack Obama as his favourite book of 2015 / One of our Books of the Year 2015. Bold and surprising in...

Shoes for Anthony by Emma Kennedy

Shoes for Anthony
Emma Kennedy
A gloriously evocative and touching read, capable of chattering with energy one minute and settling into an expressive silence the next. It feels as though the author has a cherished...

After You by Jojo Moyes

Reader Reviewed After You
Jojo Moyes
Jojo admits that this follow-up to Me Before You came as a result of popular demand. Fans wanted to know what happened to Lou after Will died. However if...

Coffin Road by Peter May

Reader Reviewed Coffin Road
Peter May
A masterful tale from beginning to end, quite literally unputdownable. If you are a fan of his terrific Lewis trilogy, then you’ll not be disappointed; if anything this is even...

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

Reader Reviewed The Crossing Places
Elly Griffiths
This is the author’s first venture in to crime writing, and this will be the first in a new series which looks set to be gripping and engaging stuff. Ruth...

The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan

The Waking Fire
Anthony Ryan
Highly Recommended. Here be dragons. Or, as bestselling author Ryan calls them in this first novel of his new fantasy series, drakes. Dragons, or drakes, are...

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

13 Minutes
Sarah Pinborough
Highly Recommended. More psychological thriller than strict horror I nevertheless wanted to include this because, primarily, it’s a wonderful book but also because it comes with...

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

After Alice
Gregory Maguire
An entertaining spin on Lewis Caroll's classic tale of Alice in Wonderland, this novel will delight fans of Angela Carter. When Alice fell down the rabbit-hole, she found Wonderland as...

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

The Secrets of Wishtide
Kate Saunders
Dickensian in its scope and characters, The Secrets of Wishtide brings nineteenth century society vividly to life and illuminates the effect of Victorian morality on women's lives. Introducing an irresistible...

The Moonlight Dreamers by Siobhan Curham

The Moonlight Dreamers
Siobhan Curham
July 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Awesome Empowerment * Sisterly Support * Pursuing Passions This inspirational story about following dreams and...

The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle

The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief
Lisa Tuttle
Maxim Jakubowski's July 2016 Book of the Month. From one of the SF and fantasy & horror field's most urbane - and much under-appreciated- writers, the...

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

Wilde Lake
Laura Lippman
Maxim Jakubowski July 2016 Highly Recommended. Having achieved a full sweep of most of the crime genre's major awards, Lippman has recently also entered the US...

Willnot by James Sallis

Willnot
James Sallis
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Every single page is to be savoured in this new, economical short crime novel by the author of Drive. A...

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

The Hatching
Ezekiel Boone
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An old-fashioned and high concept novel, the first in a new series, this is destined for the bestseller lists and the...

Soho Sins by Richard Vine

Soho Sins
Richard Vine
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An impressive late life fictional debut by a major American art critic, this noir and evocative thriller plunges the reader into...

The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray

The Lost Time Accidents
John Wray
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An epic and fascinating venture into wide screen baroque fantasy by an established literary author, this sprawling novel travels through the...

The Method by Shannon Kirk

The Method
Shannon Kirk
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A chilling tale of kidnap and implacable revenge, this is a striking debut by a young American lawyer which goes in...

Vigil by Angela Slatter

Vigil
Angela Slatter
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Striking urban fantasy set in Brisbane, featuring the indomitable but ever grumpy Verity Fassbinder, of mixed human and magical 'weyrd' stock...

The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies

Reader Reviewed The Silk Merchant's Daughter
Dinah Jefferies
Dinah Jefferies has presented another beautifully told and vividly stunning tale, this time set in 1950’s Vietnam. The story revolves around 18 year old Nicole, half French and half Vietnamese,...

The Serendipity Foundation by Sam Smit

The Serendipity Foundation
Sam Smit
The Serendipity Foundation, bursting with the satirical deftness of a Douglas Coupland and the subversive intensity of an Owen Jones, is a thrilling yet endearing satirical novel for...

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere
Neil Gaiman
A special illustrated edition of the stunningly original and brilliant tale of London Below from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. This beautiful edition is like no...

For the Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser

Reader Reviewed For the Most Beautiful
Emily Hauser
The story of the Trojan War told by two of its most important, yet often overlooked, characters: Briseis, the slave girl Agamemnon and Achilles fought over, and Krisayis (Shakespeare’s Cressida)...

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food by Cathy Bramley

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food
Cathy Bramley
A delicious novel that will warm your heart and have you rooting for a happy ending for the engaging, lovable characters. Verity’s love of cooking died along with the sudden...

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