EXTRACT: THE DARKNESS THAT DIVIDES US by Renate Dorrestein

THE DARKNESS THAT DIVIDES US Renate Dorrestein (renatedorrestein.nl) Translated by Hester Velmans (hestervelmans.com) World Editions (www.worldeditions.org) £11.99 As part of the Dutch Book Week celebrations, I’m very pleased to present an extract from Renate Dorrestein’s The Darkness that Divides Us. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BoekenweekUk. We must at some point have […]

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GOODHOUSE by Peyton Marshall

GOODHOUSE Peyton Marshall (www.peytonmarshall.com) Doubleday (www.randomhouse.co.uk) £14.99 In a near-future America, the genetic markers for violence and criminal behaviour have been identified, and the male relatives of anyone who has ever been charged with committing a crime are tested shortly after birth. Those found to possess the same genetic makeup as their criminal forebears are […]

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HORNS by Joe Hill

HORNS Joe Hill (joehillfiction.com) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) £8.99 Ignatius Martin Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke the next morning with a headache…when he was swaying above the toilet, he glanced at himself in the mirror over the sink and saw he had grown horns while he slept. Ig Perrish may not […]

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EAST OF INNOCENCE by David Thorne

EAST OF INNOCENCE David Thorne Corvus (atlantic-books.co.uk) £12.99 It’s an old joke, well-worn. What’s the difference between God and a lawyer? The man sitting across the desk from me, eyes fixed on my face, doesn’t look like he’d appreciate the punch line. Daniel Connell, son of an Essex hard-man, is a big-time lawyer fallen on […]

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