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Claire Mcgowan
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Forensic psychologist, Paula Maguire returns in Claire McGowan’s spectacular follow up to The Lost.

All the Things You Are
Clemency Burton-Hill
Review by Jade Craddock

Esther Goldfaden is a Holocaust survivor and now lives out her days in New York, a city that has given her a whole new life, with her daughter Rosalind and her husband Frank and her granddaughters,

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The Flood
David Maine
Review by Joy Robinson

We all know this story; Noah, or Noe in the translation that Maine uses, was extremely old, he was told to make the Ark to vast dimensions, he was to collect two of each species - actually, seven o

A Lovely Way to Burn
Louise Welsh
Review by Lisa Redmond

Louise Welsh has already established herself as the queen of the intelligent psychological crime thriller, and as a big fan of hers I was delighted to hear that she had a new book - A Lovely Wa

The Boy with the Porcelain Blade
Den Patrick
Review by Tracy Eynon

Den Patrick's debut novel, The Boy with the Porcelain Blade, displays an impressive talent for character and story, and scope for an equally exciting sequel.

The First Rule Of Survival
Paul Mendelson
Review by Gerard O'Hare

Potentially a bestseller for 2014, Paul Mendelson’s debut novel gets off to a cracking start.

The Ruby Slippers
Keir Alexander
Review by Julia Newhouse

The Ruby Slippers by Keir Alexander is a charming set of stories interwoven and linked by the most unlikely of things: the titular pair of ruby slippers.

King of Cuba
Cristina Garcia
Review by Katie Harris

King of Cuba by Cristina García paints a darkly humorous and absurdist portrait of Cuba’s revolution.

The Weirdness
Jeremy Bushnell

Jeremy Bushnell’s first novel is the tale of a man finding his way in a world that turns out to be stranger than he ever imagined.

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