A wonderful mixture of big names and ones to watch this month – with new titles from Jodi Picoult, Michael Connelly and Minette Walters sitting alongside brilliant new books from Owen Booth (What We’re Teaching Our Sons), Guy Bolton (The Syndicate) and Angela Chadwick (XX). Enjoy!
A Spark of Light
Hodder & Stoughton
Jodi Picoult’s last novel, Small Great Things, was rightly considered to be one of the most thought-provoking and timely novels of 2016. A Spark of Light is just as compelling, and just as important.
A lone gunman at an abortion clinic has taken hostages. How did he get there? Picoult tells his and the hostages’ stories in an utterly gripping novel of contemporary ethics.
Bloody Brilliant Women
A radical, iconoclastic history of modern Britain told through the stories of some of the most important – yet overlooked – figures of the 20th and 21st Centuries, all of whom are women. Vital, and hugely readable.
What We're Teaching Our Sons
One of the funniest, strangest and most moving books you’ll read this year,What We’re Teaching Our Sons is a brilliant take on modern masculinity, as well as a touching exploration of fatherhood.
Dark Sacred Night
Michael Connelly goes from strength to strength – and this new blockbuster sees young detective Renee Ballard (from The Late Show) cross paths with Harry Bosch. A pitch perfect slice of crime.
The Turn of Midnight
Allen & Unwin
The second volume of Minette Walters’ new historical series is another gripping, utterly compelling novel set in the dark days of the Black Death. The people of Develish have survived. But for how long?
Forget My Name
Head of Zeus
This absolutely stunning mystery from the author ofFind Me will have you guessing right to the very end. A woman arrives at Tony and Laura’s front door. She says she lives there. They say not. Who is lying?
One of the most distinctive world voices, Mohammed Hanif returns with an exceptional novel of war, family and love. An American pilot seeks refuge in a camp he was supposed to bomb. Will he survive?
The Pictures was one of the standout crime debuts of the last few years, and The Syndicate returns to the golden age of Hollywood, in a novel of murder, revenge and secrets. Hard-boiled and brilliantly done.
It’s 1969, and while the summer of love lingers in London, Gilda is consumed by her past. Beautiful and devastating, Bitter explores the decisions that define our lives and the bond between mothers and sons.
When Rosie and Jules sign up to be the first women to have a daughter without any male involvement, they can’t wait to make history. But they could never expect the hate that would come their way. Will it tear them apart?