To say that the second novel from the youngest author to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for Everything Under) is keenly awaited is an understatement. July narrates as she and her older sister September are driven by their mother to a rental house on the North Yorkshire coast. They are fleeing their home in Oxford after something undisclosed but awful happened at the girls' school. What follows is a transfixing tale of claustrophobic literary horror, of a smothering sibling relationship in a decaying house. And the ending? Wow.