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The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft Read the opening extract of the brand new Elle Croft book before its publication on 25/01/2018

Debut Books of the Month Debut Books

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This Month's Featured Books

Shadow Man by Alan Drew
Shadow Man
Alan Drew
January 2018 Debut of the Month A whole series of impressive endorsements leads one to believe this to be a highly suspenseful thriller when actually it is a well-written, character led drama, an excellent “set up” for a new American...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018
White Bodies by Jane Robins
White Bodies
Jane Robins
January 2018 Debut of the Month Terrific, a two-sitting read if you can give it the space. Twin sisters, chalk and cheese; Callie, the narrator, plain and ordinary, Tilda, beautiful, ambitious and a successful actress. Tilda falls for an OCD...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber
Are You Sleeping
Kathleen Barber
January 2018 Debut of the MonthPoppy Parnell is an investigative journalist who digs into a case thirteen years old and produces a couple of podcasts. The first interviews the convicted murderer still claiming his innocence of killing a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2017
Gravesend by William Boyle
Gravesend
William Boyle
January 2018 Debut of the MonthA raw, convincing, achingly intimate and individual tale about actions and consequences. 16 years after the death of his brother, Conway wants revenge. When Ray Boy is released from prison, Conway hunts him...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018
Arrowood by Mick Finlay
Arrowood
Mick Finlay
January 2018 Debut of the Month London 1895, gloriously brought to life in all its grizzly glory. Arrowood is a weathered Private Investigator with a soft heart and a weakness for a drink. He shares the same skies as the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/12/2017
The Bureau of Second Chances by Sheena Kalayil
The Bureau of Second Chances
Sheena Kalayil
June 2017 Debut of the Month. Winner of the Writers’ Guild Best First Novel Award 2017 - This gentle yet beautifully told story follows recently-widowed Thomas on a journey back to the India of his birth,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon

Blue Light Yokohama
Nicolas Obregon
December 2017 Debut of the Month A beautifully plotted police procedural set in Japan by a new British author, this wonderfully crafted suspense sees a pair of police investigators with...

Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan

Reader Reviewed Hold Back the Stars
Katie Khan
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | December 2017 Debut of the Month Beautifully written, this stunning, unusual debut weaves its way through an intense, all-encompassing first love. ...

An Unremarkable Body by Elisa Lodato

An Unremarkable Body
Elisa Lodato
December 2017 Debut of the Month Every mother is a woman with a past. An exquisite story about mothers, daughters and a life lived in the shadows. With the heart...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Ragdoll
Daniel Cole
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | November 2017 Debut of the Month Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. A simply sensational and thrilling...

The Invisible Crowd by Ellen Wiles

The Invisible Crowd
Ellen Wiles
November 2017 Debut of the Month Yonas and his best friend Gebre have escaped from Eritrea, East Africa, and fled to England, a horrific journey. Once in England they are...

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

This Mortal Coil
Emily Suvada
November 2017 Debut of the Month With the pace and twists of a thriller, an emotional sucker-punch, the exquisite world-building of the best fantasy, and an imagined future that sci-fi...

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