ALL THE GOOD THINGS by Clare Fisher

  ALL THE GOOD THINGS Clare Fisher (clarefisherwriter.com)Viking (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £12.99 Beth is 21 and in prison, her life ruined by a bad thing that she feels there is no atonement for. Her counsellor, Erika, gives Beth a notebook and asks her to write down all the good things in her life. “But what if…I can’t […]

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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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THE INVESTIGATION by Jung-Myung Lee

THE INVESTIGATION Jung-Myung Lee Translated by Chi-Young Kim (www.chiyoungkim.com) Mantle (www.panmacmillan.com) £16.99 Fukuoka Prison, shortly after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour, is used for the incarceration of, amongst others, dissidents and those of anti-Japanese tendencies. For the most part , these people are Koreans, a race whose language has been outlawed and whose culture […]

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