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This Month's Featured Books

The Cows by Dawn O'Porter
The Cows
Dawn O'Porter
April 2018 Debut of the Month Oh my word, this is an eyebrow raising, mouth openingly good read. A contemporary tale about three women, muddling and battling their way through this world as best they can. Emotional growing pains can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2018
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron
Out of the Blue
Sophie Cameron
April 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Falling Angels | Rising Hope | Falling in Love Compelling magic realist debut in which a fallen angel named Teacake helps heal a teen girl’s grief. Across the world angel-like Beings...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2018
The Lido by Libby Page
The Lido
Libby Page
April 2018 Debut of the Month Ahh, this is just so, so lovely… a debut that made me smile, weep, and smile some more. Rosemary is 86, she has lived in Brixton all her life, watching as Brixton has changed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2018

Last Month's Featured Books

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi
March 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Thrilling fantasy and West African folklore An exceptional fantastical debut that weaves dark magic, powerful female protagonists and West African folklore...

The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

The Dark Lake
Sarah Bailey
March 2018 Debut of the Month Told over a period of three weeks, with forays into the past, this thrilling debut gathers tension into a knotted tangled ball, before hurling...

The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross

The Queen's Rising
Rebecca Ross
March 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: High Fantasy | Hidden Heritage | Political plotting | This exuberantly ambitious fantasy debut set in an alternate 16th century...

How Saints Die by Carmen Marcus

How Saints Die
Carmen Marcus
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018 Gosh, this is provocative, powerful, and actually rather beautiful, I will admit to being completely bewitched. Ellie Fleck is ten years old, she...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl

Kids Like Us
Hilary Reyl
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: All people have bubbles You’ll smile, you’ll gasp, you’ll root for main character Martin throughout and, while it’s only January,...

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

Reader Reviewed The Woman in the Window
A. J. Finn
February 2018 Debut of the Month. Oh my word, this is an absolutely cracking psychological thriller. Anna is unable...

I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan

Reader Reviewed I Am Thunder
Muhammad Khan
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Brave British Muslim keeps her head after losing her heart An important, engaging debut in which a bright British...

Gravesend by William Boyle

Gravesend
William Boyle
February 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....

The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft

Reader Reviewed The Guilty Wife
Elle Croft
February 2018 Debut of the Month. A debut to make you question everyone and trust no one. Bethany isn’t an innocent, in fact, you could say she is far from...

We Own The Sky by Luke Allnutt

Reader Reviewed We Own The Sky
Luke Allnutt
February 2018 MEGA Debut of the Month This tender tale of tragic loss, deep love and profound desperation is contemporary fiction at...

The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain

The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters
Nadiya Hussain
February 2018 Debut of the Month. A lovely warm and joyful squeeze of a read. When a family bombshell hits, four sisters each tell their own story. We get to...

Once A Pilgrim by James Deegan

Reader Reviewed Once A Pilgrim
James Deegan
February 2018 Debut of the Month. Simply superb, this is a dark, gritty and stormingly fast read with real attitude. Formerly of the SAS, John Carr is now working in...

WaR: Wizards and Robots by will.i.am, Brian David Johnson

Reader Reviewed WaR: Wizards and Robots
will.i.am, Brian David Johnson
February 2018 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: sci-fi and fantasy blend in high-action, thought-provoking adventure Musician and entertainer will.i.am has collaborated with science of the future specialist Brian...

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

Reader Reviewed The Wren Hunt
Mary Watson
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Electrifying folkloric thriller Blending folkloric fantasy with contemporary romance, this immersive multi-layered novel heralds the arrival of a unique new voice...

Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit

Fear
Dirk Kurbjuweit
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Fear is a brilliant debut, a menacing tale of a family’s chilling journey, of a man’s best attempts to protect his loved ones....

The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles

The Taste of Blue Light
Lydia Ruffles
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: angry, witty and ultimately life-affirming coming-of-age story The Taste of Blue Light establishes Lydia Ruffles as an exciting...

Eyes Like Mine by Sheena Kamal

Reader Reviewed Eyes Like Mine
Sheena Kamal
February 2018 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...

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