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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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Kauthar by Meike Ziervogel is the story of Lydia/Kauthar and the events that take her from Shia Muslim to religious radical. Kauthar is born Lydia into a household far removed from Islam.

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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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Prize-winning Aboulela’s fourth novel moves between present day Scotland and 19th century Caucasus. The two halves centre round Natasha, a history lecturer specialising in the Caucasus and Shamil, the Muslim leader of the opposition to the Russian invasion.

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This is an eerie ghost story-come-descent into madness which picks at the scars of family relationships. John is one of three Hyde brothers. They are close but as with all families three is a crowd and alliances shift pairing different siblings at different times.

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Carla's used to being the new kid at school. Constantly moving from one school to the next wherever her mum's work takes them, she's never really bothered with making friends and putting down roots. But this time’s different.

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Pillow Man is the second book and first novel from London-based author Nick Coleman, whose debut non-fiction title The Train in the Night was shortlisted for the 2012 Wellcome Book Prize.

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For the first time Haruki Murakami’s first two novels, Wind and Pinball, have been translated into English. Published as a reverside hardback, the novel to be read first is Wind.

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The Dead House is a very creepy novel, full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing beyond the last page.This is the literary equivalent of a "found footage" movie as the story is revealed through diaries, newspaper articles, police reports and transcripts of videos.

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