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This Month's Featured Books

Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra
Only Daughter
Anna Snoekstra
October 2016 Debut of the Month. A girl is picked up for shoplifting and not wanting to give her real name, we know not why, she picks the name of a girl who disappeared ten years...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
Losing it by Emma Rathbone
Losing it
Emma Rathbone
October 2016 Debut of the Month. An edgy, refreshing, and quirky read, one that slides into, then excites and challenges your consciousness. There’s something about 26 year old Julia Greenfield, something that consumes her, makes her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Phaedra Patrick
October 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
Beneath the Skin by Sandra Ireland
Beneath the Skin
Sandra Ireland
October 2016 Debut of the Month. Powerful, unsettling, beautifully written and wonderfully captivating, this a thought-provoking debut. Walt is skimming through life, barely existing, attempting to cope with combat post traumatic stress disorder. He takes a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
Because of You by Helene Fermont
Because of You
Helene Fermont
An emotional, yet simply told relationship tale, spanning thirty years and two countries. 18 year old Hannah leaves Sweden for a gap year in London, we follow her across the years as she makes friends, falls in love, and meets...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2016
A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart
A Boy Made of Blocks
Keith Stuart
A brilliant debut from a fresh and unique voice, ‘A Boy Made of Blocks' is a book that will make you laugh, cry and think to yourself ‘thank goodness, it’s not just me!’ This wonderful book is one that every...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old by Hendrik Groen

Reader Reviewed The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old
Hendrik Groen
September 2016 Debut of the Month. Poignant, moving and funny, I chuckled my way through this delightful (but no longer secret) diary from the rather lovable...

Zodiac by Sam Wilson

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...

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Reader Reviewed 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...

Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote

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...

As Weekends Go by Jan Brigden

As Weekends Go
Jan Brigden
September 2016 Debut of the Month. A warmly compassionate, amusing and very readable story, with extra sprinkles of fairytale sparkle. Jan Brigden is the winner of...

The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill

The Beginning Woods
Malcolm McNeill
September 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Unfathomable mystery | Timeless fairy tale quest An elegantly atmospheric page-turner that will have readers rooting...

The Month Before's Featured Books

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...

Wicked Game by Matt Johnson

Wicked Game
Matt Johnson
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A breathless and perfectly-paced thriller of a particularly explosive nature, introducing Royalty Protection Team cop Robert Finlay whose own SAS...

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...

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...

Hillstation by Robin Mukherjee

Reader Reviewed Hillstation
Robin Mukherjee
August 2016 Debut of the Month. Warmly amusing, gorgeously transportive and eye opening, this is a novel that subtly and quietly creeps under your skin. When...

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...

My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

My Last Continent
Midge Raymond
August 2016 Debut of the Month. Unexpected and unique, this is a beautiful debut novel to immerse yourself and become lost in. Deb is a naturalist,...

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...

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