The Reader on the 6.27
by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
Enduring a soul-destroying job pulping books, a man saves random pages from destruction and reads them out loud to fellow commuters on his morning train journey. One day he stumbles across the pages of a diary...
Three Things About Elsie
by Joanna Cannon
A wonderful book. First, it's funny, with great characters and entertaining and perceptive observations on life. Then, ultimately terribly sad, thought-provoking and clever. It's brilliant! Published in January 2018.
Black Water
by Louise Doughty
A man lies in an isolated hut in Bali, listening to the rain on the roof, waiting for his killer, looking back on his life and the events leading to this outcome.
The Music Shop
by Rachel Joyce
The healing power of music, the strength of community, a belief in second chances, and characters as vivid and touching as Harold Fry. A wonderful book! Published 13 July.
Mothering Sunday
by Graham Swift
It is Mothering Sunday 1924. A maid is given the day off work. She visits her lover, but events take a catastrophic turn. How will her future unfold?
The Geneva Trap
by Stella Rimington
It's Geneva, 2012. A Russian intelligence officer approaches MI5 with details of hacking of unmanned drones in an Anglo-American Defence programme. But he will only speak to Liz Carlyle.

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