Fiction

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The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig
It's midnight on Nora's last day on earth and she is transported to a library. This is where she can explore what else might have happened in her life, if she'd made different choices. Described as 'a beautiful fable', 'a brilliant premise and great fun', what will we think of it? 
Publication date: 18th February 2021
Misplaced Persons
by Susan Beale
Family life in Brussels challenged by infidelity and adolescence, with a backdrop of a refugee crisis and terrorism. Brilliant!
Publication date: 4th March 2021
Saving Missy
by Beth Morrey
Living alone, estranged from her family, Missy Carmichael finds friendship through a chance meeting in her local park.
Publication date: 4th March 2021
The Lamplighters
by Emma Stonex
Fantastically atmospheric, great characterisation and an intriguing mystery. Rather wonderful!
Publication date: 4th March 2021
Weather
by Jenny Offill
A part-time librarian confronts the polarised world in what is described as a 'brilliant, funny and terrifying novel'. What will we think of it?
The Wild Girls
by Phoebe Morgan
An all expenses paid trip to celebrate a friend's birthday in a safari lodge in South Africa. A dream holiday turns into a nightmare.
Publication date: 29th April 2021
The Night Hawks
by Elly Griffiths
Metal detectorists searching for treasure on the beach, discover a body. Dr Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson work on another case together.
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Watch Her Fall
by Erin Kelly
You'll feel you're doing pirouettes with all the plot twists in this thriller set in the obsessive and toxic world of a Russian ballet company. Is anyone as they seem?
Publication date: 1st April 2021
The Giver of Stars
by Jojo Moyes
Set in 1930s America where a team of women on horseback delivered library books to isolated communities. This is the fictional account of the life of one of those women. What did we think of it? Listen to the comments from our March book club.
Publication date: 23rd July 2020
Agent Running in the Field
by John Le Carre
Nat is nearing the end of his career with MI6 when a new badminton partner takes him down a dangerous path. This is Le Carre's last novel. How does it compare to his other work? Listen to the comments in our February book club.
The Stranding
by Kate Sawyer
Completely consuming story of a post-apocalyptic world, and the time before. Set in London and beside a beached whale in New Zealand. Stunning!
Publication date: 24th June 2021
The Girl with the Louding Voice
by Abi Dare
This is the story of a young woman seeking to make her way in the world through education but first having to overcome the cultural demands of her Nigerian upbringing. What will we think of it? Join the discussion online - everyone welcome.
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Undertow
by Elizabeth Heathcote
Gripping thriller about a suspicious death on the Norfolk coast, and the ramifications for the family members involved. Brilliant!
Publication date: 1st January 2018
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot
by Marianne Cronin
Lenni and Margot meet in hospital. They are both looking at the end of their lives. Margot is 83 and has lots of memories, and some regrets. Lenni is just seventeen.
Publication date: 18th February 2021
Girl A
by Abigail Dean
Troubling, haunting and compelling. Girl A was held captive by her parents, with her siblings. Now an adult, she's revisiting those memories.
Publication date: 21st January 2021
People Like Her
by Ellory Lloyd
What happens for the social media 'influencer' when they are no longer in control. A dark and compelling suspense you daren't put down!
Publication date: 21st January 2021
Tiger
by Polly Clark
Four stories interlinked to tell different facets of the life of the endangered Siberian tiger.
The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman
by Julietta Henderson
A warm, funny and touching story of a boy, a single mother and an elderly man embarking on a road trip of self-discovery. Wonderful!
Publication date: 1st April 2021
A Town Called Solace
by Mary Lawson
A gentle but powerful, funny and touching glimpse into a small Canadian community as three families cope with the day-to-day in the light of tragic events.
Publication date: 18th February 2021
Invisible Girl
by Lisa Jewell
A fascinating mystery based on secrets and lies, and how we should never judge by appearances!
Publication date: 6th August 2020

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