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Trouble Man
Tom Benn
Review by Nikesh Shukla

Trouble Man finds nightclub owner, cuckold and father Bane against the criminal underworld of Manchester, a chess piece in a game bigger than him, slowly learning to revolt and play both s

The Telling Room
Michael Paterniti
Review by Tracy Eynon

When a struggling writer takes a job proof editing the newsletter of a renowned gourment deli owner, he becomes intrigued by the passion for what is described as the world's most exclusive – and ex

The Defections
Hannah Michell

Hannah Michell’s first novel is a tale of secrets and desire at a meeting-point of cultures.

Days in the History of Silence
Merethe Lindstrøm
Review by Andre van Loon

Days in the History of Silence is Eva’s narration of her marriage to Simon. The Norwegian middle class couple are well-mannered and relatively prosperous, but also somewhat forgettable.

Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan
Review by Rebecca Foster

Crazy Rich Asians is a slick satire on the extravagant lifestyles of the super-rich in China and Singapore.

The Witch's Daughter
Paul Brackston
Review by Lisa Redmond

The Witch’s Daughter is an enchanting and magical read from start to finish.

Butcher's Crossing
John Williams
Review by Rebecca Foster

Butcher’s Crossing by John Williams (author of last year’s rediscovered classic and surprise bestseller, Stoner) is a subtle literary Western originally published in 1960.

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