INHUMAN RESOURCES by Pierre Lemaitre

INHUMAN RESOURCES Pierre Lemaitre Translated by Sam Gordon MacLehose Press (www.maclehosepress.com) £16.99 At the age of fifty-seven, HR manager Alain Delambre finds himself more on less on life’s scrapheap: made redundant four years previously, Alain has struggled to find suitable work in an extremely competitive market, taking whatever work comes his way so that he […]

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IN THE DARK by Cara Hunter

IN THE DARK Cara Hunter Viking (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99 A crumbling wall leads to a gruesome discovery for a home renovator when he discovers that a young woman and a toddler are trapped in a dark room in the basement of the house next door. The old man who lives in the house, despite his belligerence […]

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THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King

THE OUTSIDER Stephen King (stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £20.00 When Frank Peterson’s young body is found, abused and mutilated, all of the eye-witnesses agree that the last time they saw him alive, he was with Terry Maitland, coach of Flint City, Oklahoma’s Little League team and all-round upstanding citizen. Forensic evidence also points to […]

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In Conversation with JOE HILL

Name: Joe Hill Author of: HEART-SHAPED BOX (2007)                     HORNS (2010)                     NOS4R2 (2013)                     THE FIREMAN (2016)                     STRANGE WEATHER (2017) On the web: http://www.joehillfiction.com On Twitter: @joe_hill Something a little bit different today on Reader Dad. On 10th November 2017, Joe Hill visited Belfast as the final stop on his Strange Weather tour. […]

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he by John Connolly

he John Connolly (www.johnconnollybooks.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £16.99 In Santa Monica’s iconic Oceana Apartments, an old man lives out the last days of his life, reminiscing on the many years that brought him to this point. Furthermost in his mind is his best friend, a man he knew as Babe, and whom he loved […]

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THE HOUSE by Simon Lelic

THE HOUSE Simon Lelic (www.simonlelic.com) Penguin Books (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99 Jack and Syd have found the perfect house; well, as far as Syd is concerned anyway. Jack isn’t so sure, but he isn’t too worried: with the amount of interest in this place, it won’t be long before he and Syd have been outbid. But the […]

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HANNAH GREEN AND HER UNFEASIBLY MUNDANE EXISTENCE by Michael Marshall Smith

HANNAH GREEN AND HER UNFEASIBLY MUNDANE EXISTENCE Michael Marshall Smith (www.michaelmarshallsmith.com) HarperVoyager (harpervoyagerbooks.co.uk) £129.99 Hannah Green is eleven years old, and lives with her father in the small coastal California town of Santa Cruz. Hannah’s parents have recently split, her mother now working in London, and Hannah is beginning to feel that her life could […]

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LUCKY GHOST by Matthew Blakstad

LUCKY GHOST Matthew Blakstad (www.matthewblakstad.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £16.99 Welcome to the Strange, an augmented reality game that has taken the world by storm. Through Encounters, the Strange matches participants together, giving them tasks to complete, which is why Alex Kubelick finds herself slapping a complete stranger in the face one morning. Completing tasks […]

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