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The Children Act
Ian McEwan
Review by Charlotte Colwill
The title of McEwan’s latest novel refers to the piece of legislation that outlines the duty of care towards a minor that the courts must exhibit.
El Deafo
Cece Bell
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
A funny and beautifully illustrated graphic novel memoir about growing up hearing impaired.
 
Cece was left with a hearing impairment following a childhood illness meanin

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The Girl Next Door
Ruth Rendell
Review by Sam Pope
The discovery of a box containing the bones of two severed hands, from two different people, sparks less of a police investigation and more of a series of events between a group of friends who we
The Scatter Here is Too Great
Bilal Tanweer
Review by Gerard O'Hare
A devastating explosion in Pakistan’s capitol, Karachi, acts as the core element for The Scatter Here is Too Great.
China Dolls
Lisa See
Review by Sally Hughes
The China dolls of the title are three unlikely friends: Helen, the clever, protected daughter of an influential Chinatown family who harbours a secret past; American-born Grace, who has fled vio
The Things We Don't Do
Andres Neuman
Review by Adam Ley-Lange
It’s expected that a writer should be able to do one thing well. It’s impressive to find a book where the author is good at a couple of things.
Apple and Rain
Sarah Crossan
Review by Laura Iredale
Apple was abandoned by her mother at an early age and left with her nana. Eleven years later, she still dreams that her mum will return to claim her and life will be perfect and whole again.
Adultery
Paulo Coelho
Review by Jade Craddock
“Today I am a woman torn between the terror that everything might change and the equal terror that everything might carry on exactly the same for the rest of my days.”
 
Splintered Light
Cate Sampson
Review by Sue Creed
This remarkable novel grabs your attention from the first page and holds it through 41 chapters.

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