'A dark, addictive page-turner' ALICE FEENEY 'Supremely twisted and completely riveting' KATIE LOWE 'A breathtaking debut' SAMANTHA DOWNING 'Explosive and compelling' WILL DEAN
This is a truly creepy tale of jealousy and obsession as young, self-assured intern Lily starts to eclipse experienced Katherine at work. Both have secrets- but only one can come oit on top in this obsessive power struggle.
"It’s rare to find such a programmatic opposition between the procedures of a book and the values behind it..."
— London Review of Books
4.25 out of 5
"One can appreciate the novel for its quiet humour and compassionate consideration of the everyday, unfashionable and unloved..."
— The Guardian
4 out of 5
The Golden Rule
"comfort and wit, compassion and philosophical stimulation..."
— The Observer
The Blind Light
"A lightly sketched social history of postwar Britain..."
— The Sunday Times
3.38 out of 5
Sex and Vanity
" Sex and Vanity is a straight-up retelling of A Room With a View. ..."
"a Schrödinger’s drama in which the action spirals out from an enormous maybe, resulting in a paranoia-filled page-turner..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
Blood Red City
"demonstrates a broadening out of his ambition..."
— Financial Times
"It shouldn’t work, but it does..."
"Rhodes writes beautifully crafted psychological thrillers..."
"(a) timely and clever investigation of otherness and sameness..."
Ragnar Jonasson, Victoria Cribb
"The reverse storytelling here is dispatched adroitly..."
"a penetrating and ultimately sympathetic character study..."
— The Times
The Wild Laughter
"an exhilarating and moving story of an Ireland in disarray..."
— Irish Times
The Vanishing Half
"an indictment on race and class in America..."
4.43 out of 5
A Theatre for Dreamers
"A Theatre for Dreamers is a thoroughly enjoyable drama of hedonism, enchantment and emotional beastliness..."
— Times Literary Supplement
4.17 out of 5
"the timing of Paul Tremblay’s Survivor Song is either excellent or appalling..."
"Devolution deftly incorporates “real-world” history..."
Vernon Subutex 3
"Despentes has produced a rock ’n’roll Odyssey, but arguably with better women...."
And Their Children After Them
"a masterly, far-reaching exploration of a de-industrialized country..."
Swimming in the Dark
"Politics and intimacy collide constantly in Tomasz Jedrowski’s enthralling debut..."
4.33 out of 5
Heaven and Earth
"a highly enjoyable novel, convincingly and smoothly translated by Anne Milano Appel..."
"When this novel is funny, it’s seriously funny..."
— The New York Times
The Summer of Her Life
Thomas Von Steinaecker, Barbara Yelin
"The emotional memories of an elderly German woman are brought vividly to life in this quietly moving graphic story..."
The Garden of Monsters
"The competing social forces emerging in 1980s Italy are somewhat clumsily embodied through Pieri’s many characters,..."
— Daily Mail
The Other Passenger
"compelling tale of London property noir..."
— Evening Standard
"deliciously horrid horror..."
"smart and funny..."
— The Spectator
3.78 out of 5
"This Happy is at its strongest when Alannah is alone..."
3.86 out of 5
"Elizabeth Wetmore takes a multi-faceted look at a serious assault set against the hardscrabble world of 1970s West Texas..."
— The Scotsman
3.71 out of 5
"The 70something protagonists of this glorious, forthright novel are less afraid of death than of irrelevance..."
The Burning Land
"Combining fast-paced plotting with Alagiah’s deep knowledge of the region..."
Love in Amsterdam
"If you’ve come up with a protagonist your readers have taken to their hearts, it makes sense to maintain that affection..."
The Goodbye Man
"Jeffery Deaver mines new territory in The Goodbye Man..."
The Creak on the Stairs
Eva Bjoerg AEgisdottir, Victoria Cribb
"Rumours of the death of Scandicrime are greatly exaggerated, as The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Bjorg Ægisdottir proves..."