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A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter
A Quiet Life
Natasha Walter
July 2016 Debut of the Month. Wife. Mother. Spy. The publisher’s blurb tells us. Now Laura just wants a ‘a quiet life’ and so we follow her to that conclusion. As a young American woman just...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
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, twins and then a couple much younger, a hard-working father...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
All is Not Forgotten
Wendy Walker
July 2016 eBook of the Month. Unique, fascinating and thought-provoking, ‘All Is Not Forgotten’ slammed into my thoughts and sent them spiralling. When the memory of the brutally violent rape on 15 year old Jenny is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
Try Not to Breathe Shocking. Page-Turning. A Breath-Taking Psychological Thriller by Holly Seddon
Try Not to Breathe Shocking. Page-Turning. A Breath-Taking Psychological Thriller
Holly Seddon
July 2016 Debut of the Month Penetrating and intense, ‘Try Not to Breathe’ is a chokingly dark debut thriller. Amy and Alex are the same age, Alex is divorced and drinking herself to an early grave,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola
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, Sarah Gale, is convicted of aiding him in disposing of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
The Last One
Alexandra Oliva
July 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
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 captivity after eight years, she has suffered the unthinkable trauma...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan
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, dealing with problems from the loneliness of a recent widower...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
The Otherlife by Julia Gray
The Otherlife
Julia Gray
July 2016 New Gen Debut of the Month Absolutely compelling. I have to admit to being rather surprised by ‘The Otherlife’, I think I was expecting a rollicking fantasy adventure, instead a startling, yet subtle and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
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 heartwarming, often laugh-out-loud hilarious, this is a sublime novel about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

The Portable Veblen
Elizabeth McKenzie
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Whimsical yet sharp and perceptive, ‘The Portable Veblen’ is an absolute treat of a read. Veblen is eccentrically wonderful, she lives...

Anatomy of a Soldier by Harry Parker

Anatomy of a Soldier
Harry Parker
A stunning concept where 41 inanimate objects relate the story of a soldier, Captain Tom Barnes. From training, through Afghanistan and a land mine that leaves him an amputee to...

Tenacity by J. S. Law

Tenacity
J. S. Law
A fascinating and captivating start to the new ‘Lieutenant Danielle Lewis series’ by a debut author who introduces in ‘Tenacity’, the stimulating and challenging world of a nuclear submarine. The...

Remember My Name by Abbey Clancy

Reader Reviewed Remember My Name
Abbey Clancy
June 2016 Debut of the Month. A light, flirty and oh, so much fun, debut novel by model and TV presenter Abbey Clancy. 22 year old...

The Art of Waiting by Christopher Jory

Reader Reviewed The Art of Waiting
Christopher Jory
June 2016 Debut of the Month. A captivating and very human tale that transports you to the heart of what really matters. Although set before, during...

The Nest by Cynthia D'Apriz Sweeney

Reader Reviewed The Nest
Cynthia D'Apriz Sweeney
June 2016 Debut of the Month. A thought-provoking and wittily pointed debut, about the life and loves of the Plumb family. There are four siblings at...

The Madam by Jaime Raven

The Madam
Jaime Raven
June 2016 Debut of the Month. A fierce and provocative read, where a young woman released from prison is hellbent on revenge. 27 year old Lizzie...

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

If I Was Your Girl
Meredith Russo
June 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone else, all she wants is...

Rembrandt's Mirror by Kim Devereux

Rembrandt's Mirror
Kim Devereux
Longlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown Award Longlist 2016. This is such a stimulating, penetrating and truly beautiful novel, Kim Devereux obviously has a deeply emotional connection to Rembrandt’s...

The Deepest Cut by Natalie Flynn

The Deepest Cut
Natalie Flynn
June 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Boundless friendship • Real-life rawness •Surviving loss A gripping, emotionally authentic debut...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Last of Us by Rob Ewing

Reader Reviewed The Last of Us
Rob Ewing
May 2016 Debut of the Month. A remote Scottish island has been devastated by a plague-like virus which has killed everyone except for a group of...

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
May 2016 Debut of the Month. Winner of Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. Winner of the Costa First Novel Award...

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Not If I See You First
Eric Lindstrom
May 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. An incredibly uplifting, thought provoking and sharply beautiful debut. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop and when I...

Beneath the Surface by Heidi Perks

Beneath the Surface
Heidi Perks
May 2016 Debut of the Month. An emotional and tense tale of family drama...

Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley

Keep Me Posted
Lisa Beazley
May 2016 Debut of the Month. An entertaining, perceptive and sharply witty debut, this is a novel that will have you cringing one minute and smiling...

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton

Reader Reviewed A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Jackie Copleton
May 2016 Debut of the Month. Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A bittersweet, page-turning love story which jumps back and forth in...

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

The Outliers
Kimberly McCreight
May 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. The Outliers is one of those twisty thrillers that run on paranoia. It will send readers’ heartbeats soaring as...

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