We’re doubling up this month and highlighting the best books coming in both December and January. There are some crackers to brighten the winter gloom, and you’re sure to find something to shout about. Talking of which, don’t forget to leave feedback for all the titles you read – publishers can’t wait to hear what you think!
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Will Dean’s Dark Pines – a crime drama featuring the compelling and beguiling reporter Tuva Moodyson – was one of the big breakout successes of 2018. And this new investigation is sure to garner huge praise and even more loyal fans.
Two bodies are found in the town of Gavrik: one murdered, the other a suicide. Are they connected? Tuva Moodyson is due to move south but before she can, she must find out the truth….
Charlie thought the skiing trip would be the perfect escape from home. But he was wrong. There’s something evil in the town of Kaldgellan, and it’s coming for him. A truly unnerving and chilling slice of YA.
The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton
Simon & Schuster UK
For fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Keeper of Lost Things, this is the story of a woman who has her heart broken, but puts it back together in the most uplifting and exquisite way. Brilliantly done.
A dystopian murder mystery with a twist, The Last is the tense, unsettling story of twenty survivors of a nuclear war, holed up in a Swiss hotel. When a girl’s murdered body is found, one of them must be a killer…
The Woman Who Kept Everything
Pitched somewhere between Alan Bennett and Rachel Joyce, this uplifting and often very funny novel traces 79-year-old hoarder Gloria’s emergence from her packed and dilapidated house into the world at large…
My Sister, The Serial Killer
A blackly comic novel about lies, love, Lagos, and how blood is thicker – and more difficult to get out of the carpet – than water. An original and hugely impressive novel, this is one to watch…
Hilarious, poignant and inspiring, Jog On is part homage to running, part self-help guide to conquering your fears. Using her own story, and others’, Bella shows how we can change our lives one step at a time.
The Chestnut Man
From the writer and creator of The Killing comes a nail-biting debut thriller following a race to find a serial killer terrorising Copenhagen. The most important Scandi thriller since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Loosely based on a true story, John Wray’s mesmerising Godsend is the story of Aden, an American woman who disguises herself as a young man in Pakistan. There her faith, and her life, will be tested.
Counting on a Countess
Mills & Boon
Eva Leigh’s first book, From Duke Till Dawn, was a huge hit with NetGalley members, and Counting on a Countessoffers the same intoxicating blend of desire, mischief and period detail. Historical romance at its most fun!
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