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The Fiction You Need to Read in 2024

Posted on 21st December 2023 by Mark Skinner

2024 is shaping up to be an incredible year for fiction, with the very welcome return of huge names such as David Nicholls, Colm Toibin, Marian Keyes and Sarah J. Maas, as well as electrifying new novels from authors you're going to be hearing a lot more about, like Carys Davies, Rosie Hewlett and Jonny Sweet. So whether it's immersive contemporary fiction, page-turning thrillers or spectacular science fiction you're looking for, you're sure to find your next favourite read below.     


 

Leading the charge for fiction in 2024 are David Nicholls, with a heart-stoppingly beautiful new romance, and Colm Toibin, with the eagerly-awaited sequel to the lauded Brooklyn. Marian Keyes shines the spotlight on another Walsh sister, Emily Henry spins another irresistible rom-com and the world is gifted a posthumous gem from the legendary Gabriel Garcia Marquez.     

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Written with Nicholls' trademark wit and empathy, this affecting love story from the author of One Day finds two lost souls thrown together on an epic coast to coast walk.
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Finally published, this great lost novel from the titan of Latin American fiction is a masterful dissection of sensuality, desire and regret that centres on a married woman who takes a new lover on one day every year.
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The first instalment of an audacious duology finds the incomparable literary novelist on scintillating form, as she tackles themes both complex and universal.
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The long-awaited sequel to Toibin's modern masterpiece Brooklyn finds Eilis Lacey driven back to Ireland in the wake of shattering news.
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From the bestselling author of Happy Place and Book Lovers comes another witty and romantic tale, as two wronged exes hatch a plan to make their former partners' lives hell.
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From the author of the lauded Such a Fun Age comes another gimlet eyed satire of twenty-first-century America as an ambitious university student accepts a dubious offer from a visiting professor.
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The bestselling author of Cleopatra & Frankenstein delivers another enthralling examination of the intricacies of human nature and love, as three siblings from different corners of the world reunite in New York to mourn the loss of their fourth sister.
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A breathtaking feat of literary collaboration, Fourteen Days is a spellbinding, Decameronesque novel set in an Lower East Side apartment building at the beginning of the pandemic, with each of its characters written by a different author from a star-studded cast of contributors including Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggers and Celeste Ng.
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The superstar author of the Rachel novels delivers a hilarious and moving standalone story about another of the Walsh sisters.
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Comprising six New York-set short stories and a novella rooted in Golden Age Hollywood, this mesmerising collection from the pen of the A Gentleman in Moscow author centres on the fateful consequences of brief encounters.
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Dark and captivatingly told, Davies' intimate Shetland-set historical drama about the connections forged between strangers is a love letter to landscape, hope and human relationships.
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From the author of the acclaimed Our Wives Under the Sea comes a breathlessly imaginative and insightful novel set at the end of the world, as three sisters gather to administer their late architect father's estate.
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From the author of former Waterstones Book of the Year, The Essex Serpent, comes an intricately crafted exploration of love, religion and the supernatural, as two friends become obsessed with the ghost of a vanished nineteenth-century astronomer.
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A breathtakingly accomplished retelling of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from the point of view of the enslaved Jim, Everett's tour de force reclaims the character's voice from the literary margins with power, precision and dazzling wit.
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Releasing Hera from her eternal reputation as a cruel and vengeful stepmother, this luminous retelling from the author of Ariadne and Elektra casts fresh light on the indomitable Greek queen of gods.
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Following three Libyans in London, My Friends is a deeply compassionate and eye-opening novel about exile, the price of freedom and the immeasurable value of human connection from the award-winning author of The Return and A Month in Siena.
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A breathtaking tale of loyalty, persecution and betrayal, this mesmeric retelling of Medea from the author of Medusa breathes fresh life into Greek mythology's perhaps darkest heroine.
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A striking meditation on the contradictions of modern life, this luminous, achingly tender novel from the author of The Hours revolves around a married couple, their two children and the wife’s younger brother who form an uneasy household in Brooklyn as the world goes into lockdown.
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From the bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians comes an impossibly glamorous, globetrotting satire of bedhopping and scheming, as the debt-ridden future Duke of Greshambury sets out to seduce a wealthy woman and solve all his money woes.
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Set on the Cornish coast, this deeply romantic tale from the bestselling author of the Deverill Chronicles finds Pixie Tate attempting to solve a two-century-old mystery at the stately St Sidwell Manor.
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Fans of The Silent Patient and The Maidens will be (literally) thrilled by the latest unputdownable novel from Alex Michaelides, whilst Jonny Sweet delivers an enthralling cosy crime debut, Kate Atkinson pitches Jackson Brodie into another knotty case and Robert Harris recreates a febrile Britain on the cusp of world war.

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From the author of the mega-selling phenomenon that is The Thursday Murder Club comes the first in a pulsating series of thrillers featuring retired copper Steve Wheeler and his impulsive daughter-in-law Amy.
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The twenty-fifth page-turning instalment in the mega-selling series from the king of tartan noir finds Inspector John Rebus embroiled in a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse, as he is forced to join the crowd of Edinburgh's deadliest criminals.
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From the author of The Silent Patient and The Maidens comes a compelling closed community thriller, as a former movie star throws a select party on a private Greek island whilst a murderer lurks in the shadows.
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A masterclass in page-turning historical fiction from the bestselling author of Fatherland and Act of Oblivion, Precipice imagines the British Prime Minister on the verge of leading the nation into war and the secret love affair which could have world-changing implications.
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From the award-winning author of our two former Thrillers of the Month, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and The Devil and the Dark Water comes an ingenious dystopian thriller revolving around a murder in an island paradise that holds what is left of the world.
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Spinning another intricate mystery where a close reading of all the evidence is essential, Hallett's delightful page-turner finds the author of The Appeal on top form as an art student winds up dead and suspicion falls on their dysfunctional classmates.
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Jackson Brodie returns in another masterfully constructed literary thriller from Kate Atkinson, as the conventions of cosy crime are wryly upended when a snowstorm maroons a group of murder mystery archetypes in a crumbling country house.
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Reacher finds himself the captive of a gang who have some very disturbing plans in this rollercoaster ride of a thriller from Lee and Andrew Child.
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From the bestselling author of The Doll Factory comes another spellbinding gothic thriller set in nineteenth-century London and revolving around two career criminals, a Thameside mansion in mourning and a host of dark secrets.
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Abounding in secrets, divided loyalties and shrewd political commentary, this gripping espionage thriller from the bestselling author of Damascus Station finds two CIA operatives amidst the dark opulence of St Petersburg and beyond attempting to recruit Putin’s private banker.
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The fifth compelling instalment in Horowitz's crime series where the author plays a central part sees the patriarch of an unpopular family brutally murdered on the porch of his exclusive gated property.
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A deft, witty homage to classic country house crime ideal for readers of Janice Hallett and Richard Osman, Sweet's irresistible whydunit centres on an extremely toxic love triangle in danger of turning deadly.
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The bestselling author of We Begin at the End spins a gripping tale of friendship and terror, as a teenager tracks down her abducted best friend only for the two to find themselves on a path to even greater danger.
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From the bestselling author of My Other Husband comes a shockingly twisty tale of dangerous obsession and explosive secrets, as a profiler and therapist finds a baby on the backseat of her car.
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From the author of the Wyndham and Bannerjee series comes a riveting standalone thriller that finds two devastated parents in a race against time to track down their children, who are suspected of terrorist atrocities.
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The titans of bestselling fantasy unleash phenomenal new books in 2024, with Sarah J. Maas adding to her stunning Crescent City series and Leigh Bardugo weaving an engrossing tale of forbidden magic in Golden Age Spain. Meanwhile, The Final Strife's Saara El-Arifi entrances with Faebound and Jay Kristoff sinks his teeth into the second high-octane instalment of the Empire of the Vampire series.  
 
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The mega-selling fantasy phenomenon returns with the third smouldering instalment in the Crescent City series, as Bryce Quinlan is pitched into further pulse-quickening danger.
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From the bestselling author of Ninth House and Hell Bent comes a scintillating dark fantasy set during Spain's Golden Age, as a servant girl with magical powers strives to hide her Jewish blood from the deadly gaze of the Inquisition.

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The breathtaking sequel to the hugely acclaimed Godkiller finds Kissen reluctantly putting her faith in a sea god whilst still attempting to devise a way to destroy the mercurial god of white lies, Skedi.
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Featuring clockwork boys, poisoned candy and impish snow globes, this enchanting holiday novella set in the bestselling world of Garber's Caraval series is a heartwarming delight from start to finish.
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Deftly combining the blockbuster instincts of Keanu Reeves with the cerebral literary style of China Mieville, The Book of Elsewhere tells the compelling story of US special forces operative B. through two intertwining plot strands.
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The fifth exhilarating instalment of Harkness' seminal All Souls series finds Diana turn to a magical great-aunt she never knew existed in a bid to finally confront her family's dark past.
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Auren's story comes to a thrilling conclusion in the sixth and final instalment of Kennedy's mega-selling romantic fantasy saga.
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Dawson's bestselling Her Majesty's Royal Coven series continues with the thrilling origin story of the secret government department, as accusations of witchcraft swirl around Tudor England.
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The author of The Eyre Affair delivers the long-awaited sequel to Shades of Grey, as two citizens of a world whose hierarchies are based on the colour spectrum strike out on a quest looking for answers.
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Revolving around the titular establishment set up to bring expatriates from the past to 2020s London, this extraordinarily assured debut blends love story, time-travelling tale and state-of-the-nation commentary to terrifyingly clever and ferociously funny effect.
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Two elven sisters encounter the mythical fae court and find themselves drawn into its seductive world in this enchanting fantasy from the author of The Final Strife and The Battle Drum.
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Truly haunting and deeply moving, this blazing historical fantasy from the author of The Bear and the Nightingale mines the horrors of the First World War to generate a story of ghostly soldiers and a potion that can engender oblivion.

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Twelve delightfully dark miniatures from the master storyteller, You Like It Darker once more mines Stephen King's uncanny ability to unnerve, disturb and terrify.
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The pulsating sequel to Kristoff's mega-selling Empire of the Vampire sets Gabriel and the Grail off on a thrilling quest to destroy the Daysdeath once and for all.
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