Top Ten Books from UK – February 2019

We’re looking ahead to the best February has to offer, and there are some real crackers for you to request this festive season.

Have a wonderful Christmas, and a very happy New Year! And don’t forget to leave a review once you’ve read your titles!

Lost Children Archive
Valeria Luiselli
Fourth Estate
UK Edition

This is the first novel written in English by Valeria Luiselli, and we confidently predict it will be one of the most reviewed and most loved books of the year.

The story of a family on a roadtrip across America, Lost Children Archive takes on the most important questions of our time – race, identity, migration and history – and weds them to a profound human drama. Funny, warm, fiercely intelligent and beautifully written, this is a truly exceptional work of fiction.

The Wych Elm
Tana French
UK Edition

Tana French is one of the most admired crime writers around, and her Dublin Murders series is soon to be a major TV series. But this is a standalone thriller of rare intelligence and skill. Creepy, unnerving and unmissable, it’s Tana French at her best.  

A Version of the Truth
B P Walter
UK Edition

Already a hit with NetGalley members, A Version of the Truth is a psychological thriller from the top drawer. A chance discovery by her son, upends Juliana’s life. Secrets from her past are soon coming for her in the present: deadly secrets.

When I Had a Little Sister
Catherine Simpson
Fourth Estate
UK Edition

This moving, emotionally charged and devastating memoir of love, family and grief is hugely powerful. Catherine’s sister, Tricia, committed suicide at the age of 46. Through Tricia’s diaries, she sees her sister’s life through new eyes.

Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel
Ruth Hogan
John Murray Press
UK Edition

This tale of mothers, daughters and hotels is Ruth Hogan at the peak of her powers. Tilly’s childhood at Queenie Malone’s hotel is idyllic. But then her mother suddenly sends her to boarding school. Why?

The Burning
Laura Bates
Simon & Schuster
UK Edition

The debut novel from the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and the author of Girl Up, is the compelling story of one girl trying to escape her past. But running away doesn’t always mean you’re safe…

The Glass Woman
Caroline Lea
Michael Joseph
UK Edition

A captivating work of historical fiction, The Glass Woman is a tense, unnerving tale of death and superstition in 17th Century Iceland. Brilliantly atmospheric, this is the most chilling read of the season.

One Minute Later
Susan Lewis
UK Edition

Susan Lewis is one of the most loved writers around, and One Minute Later is a brilliant example of her narrative gifts. Vivi has it all – until it all comes crashing down on her 27th birthday. What will she do now?

To Night Owl from Dogfish
Holly Goldberg-Sloan; Meg Wolitzer
UK Edition

Two bestselling authors join forces in this superb take onThe Parent Trap. Avery and Bett are polar opposites; but their dads are dating so try to become friends. But when their dads break up, they have to try even harder…

The Unwinding of the Miracle
Julie Yip-Williams
Bantam Press
UK Edition

A startling memoir of an indefatigable life, lived in the constant threat of death, The Unwinding of the Miracle is a story of escape, immigration, love and hope. Julie’s story will touch your heart, and provide unexpected hope. 


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