Fiction

With most recently reviewed listed first, 20 per page.

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The Dutch House
by Ann Patchett
A story of family through the perspective of the house they've shared. It's about choices, mistakes and hope, viewed through time. What will we think of it?
Publication date: 30th April 2020
When the lights go out
by Carys Bray
Wry and poignant, this is a wonderful story of a family contending with the possibility of climate catastrophe along with the daily grind. I loved it!
Publication date: 12th November 2020
The Long, Long Afternoon
by Inga Vesper
A wonderfully atmospheric mystery. A housewife goes missing one stifling hot summer, in the suburbs of 1950s America.
Publication date: 4th February 2021
The Great Godden
by Meg Rosoff
A beautifully atmospheric, nostalgic yet contemporary account of a family spending one summer together by the sea.
Publication date: 9th July 2020
The Girl Who Reads on the Metro
by Christine Féret-Fleury
A magical, amusing and poignant story of the joy of reading, set in Paris.
Publication date: 17th October 2019
The Survivors
by Jane Harper
Secrets are unearthed in a close-knit community when the body of a young woman is discovered on the beach in Tasmania, Australia. Gripping.
Publication date: 21st January 2021
Brixton Hill
by Lottie Moggach
A clever and unusual tale of intrigue, desperation, hope and loyalty, with a fascinating glimpse of the effects of prison life.
Publication date: 2nd July 2020
Girl in the Walls
by AJ Gnuse
Publication date: 4th March 2021
Troubled Blood
by Robert Galbraith
Publication date: 15th September 2020
Queenie
by Candice Carty-Williams
A warm and funny account of a young, professional, black woman seeking love, friendship and fulfilment.
Moonflower Murders
by Anthony Horowitz
A clever, addictive read about publishing, murder and Suffolk, with a book within a book. Loved it!
Publication date: 20th August 2020
Just Like You
by Nick Hornby
Lucy and Joseph meet across a butcher's counter. They've nothing in common... A funny and tender account highlighting the prejudices, preconceptions and expectations we can all attach to our relationships.
Publication date: 17th September 2020
V2
by Robert Harris
It's war and, in 1944, V2 missiles have been unleashed on London. A young woman, after a close call, seeks to do her bit in preventing further atrocities.
Publication date: 17th September 2020
Knife Edge
by Simon Mayo
Members of an investigative news team are murdered in London. What had they uncovered? Why have they been killed? Who's next?
Publication date: 20th August 2020
Anyone for Edmund?
by Simon Edge
A comic tale setting the already extraordinary story of the medieval saint Edmund against the shenanigans of modern British government.
Publication date: 1st September 2020
The Phone Box at the Edge of the World
by Laura Imai Messina
A wonderfully magical Japanese tale of grief, love and friendship.
Publication date: 25th June 2020
Three Hours
by Rosamund Lupton
A school is under siege. Imagine yourself there for the next three hours. An astonishing, breathtaking read.
Publication date: 9th January 2020
The Truants
by Kate Weinberg
Lives are entangled in the high emotions of university life. A story of obsession, rivalry, secrets and lies, and Agatha Christie.
Publication date: 1st June 2020
V for Victory
by Lissa Evans
The war may be nearing the end, but Londoners are finding their patience and fortitude is wearing thin. Funny and touching.
Publication date: 27th August 2020
Summerwater
by Sarah Moss
One day in rainy Scotland. The families holidaying in adjacent cabins ponder their lives as they make judgements about their neighbours. A sense of foreboding culminates in a catastrophic conclusion.
Publication date: 20th August 2020

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