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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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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 Time of the Clockmaker is a curiously charming tale of a girl lost in time and in great danger. Rebecca Hatfield is the latest in a line of women with the same name who have become immortal through no choice of their own.

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“I have only ever tried to do my best. To be the best man I could be. The best son, the best brother, the best lover, the best friend. I have never managed to be the best at anything.”

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In the near future, technologically enhanced superspy Peter Caswell is dispatched on a top-secret assignment unlike any he's ever faced. A spacecraft that vanished years ago has been found, along with the bodies of it's murdered crew - save one.

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Grim, macabre, detailed: Black-Eyed Susans doesn’t spare its readers. On the first page we meet the teenage Tessie as she tells us that 32 hours of her life are missing. And that the things she remembers from that period, she would rather not: "Insects gnawing into a smooth, soft check.

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Given that Douglas won the Marie Claire Debut Novel Competition last year I started The Sisters with high expectations and I was far from disappointed, and I am certain that you will be as gripped as I was.

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One key element of a psychological thriller is to plumb the depths of readers’ deepest, darkest fears and the one which Holland, winner of the 2014 Good Housekeeping magazine novel writing competition, chose is every person’s worst nightmare: a missing child.

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Justine Merrison was once a high-powered TV executive working in London. But now she has given it all up to move with her opera-singer husband and teenage daughter to Devon to do, as she explains: "Nothing. With a capital N.

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The blurb and title of Saskia Sarginson’s third novel, The Other Me, somewhat belie the incredible depth and nuance of this impressive novel, giving little away about the historical and emotional contexts that underpin the story. 

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