Top Ten Books from UK – May 2019

It’s a month in which the big hitters in literary fiction are out in force, with new novels from Linda Grant, Mark Haddon and Jeanette Winterson. There’s also a welcome return for crime supremo, Denise Mina. Request now, and don’t forget to leave feedback! Please also make sure to leave your reviews on and other retail sites!

Denise Mina
Harvill Secker
UK Edition

Denise Mina’s last novel, The Long Drop, was a huge NetGalley favourite in 2017, and this contemporary-set novel is even more compelling.

Anna McDonald’s life has been torn apart. Her husband has run off with her best friend and taken their two children with him. Alone, she seeks solace in a crime podcast. But as she listens, she realises she knows one of the victims – and that she might be able to solve the case…

A Stranger City
Linda Grant
UK Edition

A case could be made for Linda Grant as one of the UK’s most versatile, and underappreciated, writers. A Stranger City is her finest book yet, a mystery, social commentary and an inquest into the nature of home.

Jeanette Winterson
Jonathan Cape
UK Edition

For over thirty years, Jeanette Winterson has been pushing at the boundaries of fiction, and never has her work seemed more timely. This modern reimagining of Frankenstein shows exactly why.

The Porpoise
Mark Haddon
Chatto & Windus
UK Edition

The author of The Curious Incident… returns with another innovative and brilliantly idiosyncratic novel. The Porpoise mixes the ancient and the modern to create something wholly, and excitingly new.

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna
Juliet Grames
Hodder & Stoughton
UK Edition

An immersive, ninety-year epic of one woman’s life, from the mountainsides of Italy to the American Dream, this astonishing book will have you utterly gripped. Stella Fortuna is a character you won’t forget.

All We Could Have Been
T.E. Carter
Simon & Schuster Children's
UK Edition

From the author of I Stop Somewhere comes an intense, tender and suspenseful novel of reinvention. Lexi hides her identity so no one will link her to her brother. At last she is happy, but for how long?

The Dangerous Kind
Deborah O'Connor
UK Edition

A different kind of mystery, The Dangerous Mind is a thriller that holds from the first page. Jessamine Gooch hosts a radio show about crime in London. But now she’s about to experience it first hand…

The Ice House
Tim Clare
UK Edition

By turns unsettling, gripping, frightening and thrilling, The Ice House is another mind-bending read from Tim Clare. Delphine is an old woman, but she remembers the past. A past that is out to destroy her present…

The Butterfly Room
Lucinda Riley
UK Edition

Posy Montague has lived at Admiral House for seventy years and the time has come to sell. But Admiral House has secrets Posy is only now about to discover. A sumptuous and captivating page-turner.

The Anarchists' Club
Alex Reeve
Raven Books
UK Edition

A startlingly original slice of historical crime, this is the second outing for Leo Stanhope. All Leo wants is to keep his head down and protect the secret of his birth gender. But then the police arrive at his lodgings…


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