Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

Ghost Wall (Granta Books 2018) is a slim novella of breathtaking simplicity and beauty by Sarah Moss. Set over a couple of days in the heather-clad moors of Northumberland, this is a story about adolescent Silvie and her parents who are living in a hut and practising...
The Happiness Glass – Carol Lefevre

The Happiness Glass – Carol Lefevre

The Happiness Glass (Spinifex Press 2018) by Carol Lefevre is a slim compendium volume of fiction, non-fiction essays and memoir exploring the ideas of homesickness, infertility, adoption, parenting and familial estrangement. The fictional character Lily Brennan...
The Kowloon Kid – Phil Brown

The Kowloon Kid – Phil Brown

Author, poet, travel writer and memoirist Phil Brown has often written about his life, but his latest book The Kowloon Kid (Transit Lounge 2019) is a special account in that it depicts a time of upheaval and coming of age amidst a place of great beauty and...
Good Girl Bad Girl – Michael Robotham

Good Girl Bad Girl – Michael Robotham

Good Girl Bad Girl (Hachette 2019), the latest psychological thriller from crime writer Michael Robotham, is a fast-paced, tense narrative with an immersive plot filled with leads, tangents, red herrings and sub-plots, and featuring two new characters that are sure to...
The Glad Shout – Alice Robinson

The Glad Shout – Alice Robinson

The Glad Shout (Affirm Press 2019) by Alice Robinson is a taut and tension-filled novel that combines both a compelling narrative with a tender exploration of the complexities of relationships. The book opens with Isobel, her partner Shaun and their three-year-old...