Julia wants to fit in with Cedar Road's Queen Bee, Lexi. But when her private messages fall into the wrong manicured hands at Lexi's summer party, all Julia can think about is escape...
The Pull of the Stars
"The Pull of the Stars is an immersive, unforgettable fever-dream of a novel..."
— The Times
3.25 out of 5
"With the rigour of the laboratory, Taylor wields scalpel-like prose, putting human behaviours — along with Wallace’s Petri-dish worms — under the microscope...."
— Financial Times
A Room Made of Leaves
"(a) beautiful and subtle novel..."
A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom
"quirky, ambitious and ultimately disappointing ..."
— The Guardian
If I Had Your Face
"her writing always crackles: it’s gripping as well as grisly..."
— The Observer
3.8 out of 5
"a remarkable end to an extraordinary quartet..."
4.22 out of 5
"an accomplished and addictive addition to the great British tradition of spinster fiction..."
— The Sunday Times
4 out of 5
The Glass Hotel
Emily St. John Mandel
"Despite their sombre subject matter, the defining quality of Mandel’s novels is fun..."
3.88 out of 5
"for all its heady darkness, this tale isn’t as unsettling as it tries to be..."
"A joy to read..."
3.63 out of 5
"The action sequences are vivid and inventive..."
Out of Time
"a cat-and-mouse game played by well-matched enemies..."
4.33 out of 5
Miss Benson's Beetle
"Miss Benson’s Beetle is a joy of a novel..."
4.23 out of 5
A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth
"A mercurial collection of short stories explores with compassion the frailties of the psyche..."
"Shuggie Bain comes from a deep understanding of the relationship between a child and a substance-abusing parent, showing a world rarely portrayed in literary fiction..."
Nothing But Blue Sky
"full of beautiful prose, powerful metaphors and astute observations..."
— Irish Times
"A portrait of a Scots pop firebrand makes for a magical mosaic..."
— The Scotsman
"Doshi’s visceral debut is a no-holds-barred excavation of how hate can both poison and sustain...."
— Daily Mail
The Mission House
"Davies’s brilliantly crafted second novel..."
4.3 out of 5
A Thousand Ships
"Haynes offers a fresh perspective on the story of the Trojan war..."
4.5 out of 5
Kit de Waal
"Kit de Waal’s superb collection of short stories..."
Blue in Chicago
"She’s funny, ruefully poetic and effortlessly perceptive..."
"Cathy Sweeney’s startling stories are very short, very unconventional and very strange. ..."
4.4 out of 5
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist
"He has an incredible ability to capture universal fears in a handful of minimal panels..."
"brilliant and unpredictable..."
"Epic in scope, this is a gripping journey into the dark heart of American history...."
Thick as Thieves
"a tightly plotted and gripping read...."
"Best known as a radio presenter, Simon Mayo is clearly a force to be reckoned with in the thriller world too..."
"The publisher is pitching this as similar to the books of Robert Harris, but this is a more straightforward action thriller..."
Nothing Can Hurt You
Nicola Maye Goldberg
" The writing here is sparkling and the detective work, refreshingly, internal rather than external...."
"She lets her tale do the talking, and the results are quite splendid......"
— The New York Times