Miss Austen
by Gill Hornby
Why did Cassandra burn the letters written by her sister, Jane Austen? It has troubled academics for decades, but novelist Gill Hornby gives us her perspective in this beautiful and sensitive portrayal of Cassandra in old age and in flashback. Published 23 January 2020.
Nine Elms
by Robert Bryndza
Former police officer, and now a lecturer in criminology, Kate Marshall is drawn into investigating some horrific copycat murders. This is a graphic and disturbing book, but the characters, pace, and twists and turns of the investigation make it a compelling read.
Sorry for the Dead
by Nicola Upson
This Josephine Tey mystery revisits her youth when the playwright and sleuth lodged with two teachers at Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex.
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
by Elif Shafak
An astonishing concept in which to explore the life, and death, of a woman and her friends living in Turkey today.
The Benefit of Hindsight
by Susan Hill
The latest investigation by Simon Serrailler begins with a clever and unnerving burglary. Murder follows.
The Girl Before
by JP Delaney
A fascinating premise for a gripping thriller, which continued with twists and turns to the conclusion.
Olive, Again
by Elizabeth Strout
Wonderful to return to the life of Olive Kitteridge and the daily challenges of life in the small coastal town of Crosby, Maine.
Conversations with Friends
by Sally Rooney
A compelling and intriguing account of the self-indulgent and complicated relationships between a group of friends.
Platform Seven
by Louise Doughty
A man steps off the platform into the path of the passing train. The woman who witnessed his death has her own shocking and tragic reasons for being at Peterborough station in the middle of the night.
by Salley Vickers
Three women ponder life as they care for the younger generation in a charming, amusing and poignant novel. Published November 2019.