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This Month's Featured Books

Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan
Hold Back the Stars
Katie Khan
February 2017 MEGA Debut of the Month. Beautifully written, this stunning, unusual debut weaves its way through an intense, all-encompassing first love. A love forbidden by the times in which they live and yet one that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017
Dare to Remember by Susanna Beard
Dare to Remember
Susanna Beard
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever, subtle yet powerful tale, one that quietly worms its way into your innermost thoughts. Lisa has post-traumatic stress disorder after a horrific assault, her best friend died on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2017
Eyes Like Mine by Sheena Kamal
Eyes Like Mine
Sheena Kamal
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A wonderfully intense and dramatic thriller, one that highlights the background, exposes the concealed, yet is action-packed and constantly moving. Nora Watts gave up her child, 15 years later that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri
Kill the Father
Sandrone Dazieri
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A huge, almost sprawling thriller awaits, yet one that is ferocious, intense, and so, so readable. Set in Italy, Dante Torre and Captain Columba Caselli, both tortured souls, are enticed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
All the Missing Girls
Megan Miranda
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever, suspense-filled story told in reverse, from day 15 through to day 1, and boy does the premise work! Nicolette returns home after a letter from her dementia-ravaged father...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2017
Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land
Good Me, Bad Me
Ali Land
February 2017 Debut of the Month. Ooh, this truly is a fabulously captivating and unpredictable tale, and it kept me clinging to the very edge of my seat. Annie’s mother is a serial killer, Annie informs...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
Shtum by Jem Lester
Shtum
Jem Lester
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A rather special read indeed… there are times when you wonder how you've missed sight of, or hearing about a book, and for me this is one of them. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Mischling
Affinity Konar
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A very special, rather beautiful, and truly unforgettable novel, this is a story that has become a part of me, and is now lodged in my soul. 13 year old...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2017
Kill the Next One by Federico Axat
Kill the Next One
Federico Axat
February 2017 Debut of the Month. Written by a leading Argentinian crime author but set in the USA, around Boston, this psychological thriller is like a serpent eating its tail, weaving a web of questions, thrills,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola
The Unseeing
Anna Mazzola
February 2017 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. A detailed, intriguing and highly enjoyable debut historical thriller. James Greenacre is accused of murdering his bride and his mistress, Sarah Gale,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
The Edge of Everything
Jeff Giles
February 2017 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a nutshell: girl loves boy/supernatural bounty hunter | When star-crossed lovers Zoe and the boy she nicknames X meet the circumstances are hardly promising: stranded in a blizzard...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
Ragdoll
Daniel Cole
A simply sensational and thrilling debut! Met police detectives William Oliver Layton-Fawkes and Emily Baxter find themselves smack bang in the middle of the hunt for a serial killer. A hammer hard prologue slapped my awareness, and from that moment...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017
Sealskin by Su Bristow
Sealskin
Su Bristow
This haunting re-telling of the Selkie legend begins on a night when “moonlight silvered everything, casting doubt and shadow”, and a young fisherman, Donald, sees a pod of seals transform into “young women, lithe and graceful”. When they notice him,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2017
Her Perfect Life by Sam Hepburn
Her Perfect Life
Sam Hepburn
Stuffed full of intrigue, suspicion, and mistrust, this is a dramatic psychological thriller. Gracie, balancing her career and home with a finely judged hand, meets Juliet, who faces chaos on a daily basis; harassment threatens the fledgling friendship and worms...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom
The Cruelty
Scott Bergstrom
In a Nutshell: Trans-European espionage thriller | Cinematic page-turner following a teenager’s ruthlessly fearless journey into a criminal underworld to find her diplomat dad. Seventeen-year-old Gwendolyn Bloom has spent much of her life on the move due to her dad’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty
The Fifth Letter
Nicola Moriarty
A wonderfully expressive, dramatic, and tense tale, striking at the heart of friendship and love. Four best friends who have known each other since school, have begun to drift apart after jobs, husbands and children changed their lives. Joni wants...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Riviera Express (A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 1) by T. P. Fielden
The Riviera Express (A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 1)
T. P. Fielden
A snappy, vibrant, romp of a read, set in a 1950’s Devonshire seaside town. Miss Judy Dimont (in her forties), the shrewd and very able journalist for The Riviera Express, investigates the suspicious deaths of two men. The author T....
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
The Keeper of Lost Things
Ruth Hogan
Oh my, this is totally and completely gorgeous, in fact, an absolute treasure! An author leaves all his worldly possessions, and a hoard of lost lonely items, to his assistant Laura, can Laura reunite the lost things with their owners?...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Miss Treadway & the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson

Reader Reviewed Miss Treadway & the Field of Stars
Miranda Emmerson
January 2017 Debut of the Month. An enjoyable yet penetrating read, one that can lull you into a false sense of security before it jabs and...

Crisis by Frank Gardner

Crisis
Frank Gardner
January 2017 Debut of the Month. This is a fabulous, heavyweight whammy of a debut novel. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner has entered the world...

Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg

Reader Reviewed Foxlowe
Eleanor Wasserberg
January 2017 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. Green, her little sister Blue and October - known as Toby -...

The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Reader Reviewed The Watcher
Ross Armstrong
January 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever first novel with a sinister setting in London where blocks of flats are being demolished. The juxtaposition of...

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Reader Reviewed The One Memory of Flora Banks
Emily Barr
January 2017 NewGen MEGA Debut of the Month. In a nutshell: the unforgettable...

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

Reader Reviewed The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Joanna Cannon
January 2017 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. The title refers to a Bible quote and two 10-year old girls...

The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain

The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters
Nadiya Hussain
January 2017 Debut of the Month. A lovely warm and joyful squeeze of a read. When a family bombshell hits, four sisters each tell their own...

Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Deep Down Dead
Steph Broadribb
January 2017 Debut of the Month. An edgy, raw and captivating debut novel. Bounty hunter Lori Anderson has had to learn some hard lessons in her...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

Reader Reviewed Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Sara Baume
Winner of the 2016 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Slow starting first-person...

As Weekends Go by Jan Brigden

As Weekends Go
Jan Brigden
A warmly compassionate, amusing and very readable story, with extra sprinkles of fairytale sparkle. Jan Brigden is the winner of the 2014-2015 Choc Lit & Whole Story Audiobooks Search for...

Himself by Jess Kidd

Himself
Jess Kidd
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 Debut of the Month. Dublin-wise, orphaned young man goes in search of his birth mother. He...

Dear Charlie by N. D. Gomes

Dear Charlie
N. D. Gomes
December 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Shocking school shooting | Heartache behind headlines A thoroughly thought-provoking tale of a family’s struggle with...

What Alice Knew by TA Cotterell

Reader Reviewed What Alice Knew
TA Cotterell
December 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. What Alice Knew is enough to devastate anyone. Admittedly I would not always have acted...

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