WILD FIRES by Sophie Jai

WILD FIRES Sophie Jai (www.sophiejai.com) The Borough Press (boroughpress.co.uk) £14.99 Buy a copy from your favourite independent bookshop The death of her cousin, Chevy, brings Cassandra’s family together in Toronto for the funeral. As she flies home from London, other family members are en route from Trinidad, where the family’s roots are still firmly bedded. […]

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CORPSELIGHT by Angela Slatter

CORPSELIGHT Angela Slatter (www.angelaslatter.com) Jo Fletcher Books (www.jofletcherbooks.com) £13.99 Heavily pregnant, Verity Fassbinder has been side-lined by boss Zvezdomir “Bela” Tepes, which is how she ends up watching a young normal woman whose house is inundated with foul-smelling mud on a monthly basis. When people, both Weyrd and Normal, start to drown on dry land, […]

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DO NOT BECOME ALARMED Maile Meloy (www.mailemeloy.com) Viking (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £8.99 Cousins Liv and Nora have decided to take their families – a husband and two young children each – on a cruise down the western coast of the Americas. The giant ship on which they find themselves has everything they could possibly want, and it […]

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THE CHILD WHO by Simon Lelic

THE CHILD WHO Simon Lelic (www.simonlelic.com) Mantle (www.panmacmillan.com) £12.99 Released: 5 January 2012 Earlier this year, in the inaugural post on Reader Dad, I noted that Simon Lelic, after only two novels, is an absolute must-read author. His third novel, the tense and ultimately heart-breaking The Child Who is released in January, and is, to […]

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