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Random by Craig Robertson

A new serial killer is on the loose in Glasgow. The media have dubbed him the Cutter for his habit of cutting fingers from his victims. Over many ...
Random by Craig Robertson

Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke

Podcasts have risen so much in popularity lately and when I saw that Girl, 11 featured a true-crime podcaster investigating a serial killer I was ...
Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke

The Fort by Adrian Goldsworthy

Good news for fans of gritty realistic Roman adventure stories, Fort is the first novel in a new trilogy set on the empire’s Danubian frontier c ...
The Fort by Adrian Goldsworthy

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

‘You had to die first before you could be reborn’. Today the mysteries of Asia are open to all visitors. My own son and daughter in law travelled ...
Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Widowland by C J Carey

Britain, 1953, and the whole country is gearing up for a royal coronation.  But it’s not the one you think it will be, in this alternative ...
Widowland by C J Carey

The High House by Jessie Greengrass

Publisher’s synopsis “Crisis slid from distant threat to imminent probability and we tuned it out like static” Francesca is Caro’s stepmother, ...
The High House by Jessie Greengrass

The River Between Us by Liz Fenwick

This book attracted my attention because the summary suggests it ‘will be loved by fans of Kate Morton’ . Since I am a fan of Kate Morton I thought ...
The River Between Us by Liz Fenwick

Kings of a Dead World by Jamie Mollart

There is a new genre in books – cli fi. Fiction based on climatic catastrophe. After the year we’ve all experienced do we really want to now read a ...
Kings of a Dead World by Jamie Mollart

Inge’s War by Svenja O’Donnell

There are many books based on the refugee crisis, and subsequent suffering brought about because of the Second World War. How people and families ...
Inge’s War by Svenja O’Donnell

Version Zero by David Yoon

What do you do when social networks are taking over the world? The dystopian ideas contained in Version Zero give some thought, but they are not ...
Version Zero by David Yoon

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

 ‘Influenza delle stelle – the influence of the stars’  Sounds almost romantic doesn’t it, the derivation of the word influenza? But nothing ...
The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Both of You by Adele Parks

I read Adele Parks’ first book Playing Away several years ago. I know it was a ‘freebie’ but I can’t remember the exact provenance. I think it was ...

The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain

Publisher’s synopsis. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START YOUR LIFE’S BIG ADVENTURE . . .   Albert Entwistle is a shy, socially awkward ...
The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain

The Pact by Sharon Bolton

The Pact is the story of six school friends at a private school in Oxford. Five of them fit in perfectly and are living the life they feel entitled ...

The Wolf Den Elodie Harper

This is the kind of novel I’d happily recommend to anyone, as easy as a beach read, as intelligent as any contemporary literary fiction. If a tale ...

NB Recommends: Still Life by Sarah Winman: The Review

Review by Martha Collin When this book arrived through my door, the stunning front cover was so inviting, I couldn’t resist opening it up. And upon ...
NB Recommends: Still Life by Sarah Winman: The Review
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