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The Crossing is a captivating book. It is Miller’s seventh novel, charting territory quite different from his 2011 hit, Pure, which was set in the cemeteries of 18th century Paris. Here the setting is the modern day, the subject a personal journey.

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In order to stop the increasing epidemic of disruptive and fractious children a policy has been introduced whereby teachers identify troubled individuals who are then assessed and, if necessary, put on the latest medication – Concentr8.

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Demon Road is the story of Amber, an American teenage girl who finds out that she is a demon. As are her parents. In fact, her parents entered into pact with a shining demon in order to become powerful and immortal.

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The Loney is a compelling read - dark, original and creepy. The story centres on a family as they make their annual pilgrimage to a shrine at the loney, a desolate stretch of land on the English coast, in order to cure their son, the narrator’s brother Hanny, of mutism.

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Over her previous four titles Sarah Crossan has racked up an impressive list of accolades including two Carnegie medal shortlist spots for her two standalone novels The Weight of Water and last year’s Apple and Rain.

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She Is Not Me is a multilayered story of an immigrant, Girl, and her family who have escaped Iran for the freedom of Sweden. It explores what it is like to be other and the inescapable effects of alienation.

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Julie Mayhew has produced a book of such style, subtlety and timeless relevance that it can, even in its infancy, be described as a modern classic. 

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Set in the Lake District, as with her first two novels, The Mistake I Made focuses on Roz Toovey, a physiotherapist and single mum who has lost her business and is in thousands and thousands of pounds of debt.

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Gilly Macmillan’s debut deals with every mother’s nightmare: You let your child run ahead for a little while and he disappears. But for Rachel this is only the beginning of the nightmare.

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The author of over 20 books, Marcia Willett’s latest offering, Summer on the River, is a consummate demonstration of a seasoned and natural storyteller in which the reader can simply sit back and enjoy. 

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Dr Lise Shields works with the most deadly criminals in America. At Menaker psychiatric hospital all are guilty and no one ever leaves. Then she meets Jason Edwards. 

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