A captivating new voice in British fiction
Joanna Cannon's accomplished, humorous debut is a part coming of age novel, part whodunit. Set during the heat wave of 1976, the book centres on one close-Knit suburb and two ten-year-old girls intent on discovering the secrets it keeps. Fantastically plotted and expertly told, the book is a warm and perceptive look at what it means to be part of a community, from a captivating new voice in British fiction.
Award-winning, Glaswegian crime writer, Peter May, writes stories that are not only impossible to put down, they are lyrical and beautifully written too. Fans of his dark, addictive works will be delighted to learn he will be at Waterstones bookshops across the country, where he will sign copies of his new book, Coffin Road.
Number one bestselling author of the DS Logan McRae novels, Stuart Macbride is known for his gritty, fast-paced, incendiary stories set amid the grey granite of Aberdeen. Not only is there a tenth McRae novel, In the Cold Dark Ground, to look forward to, MacBride will be on tour in January, starting with an event at Perth Concert Hall.
The Body Coach himself, Joe Wicks, will be on tour at Waterstones shops to talk about his new guide to a healthy lifestyle, Lean In 15. Wicks has taken the health world by storm with his nutritious, quick-to-prepare meals that combine food and his intense fat-burning exercise regime.
Renee Knight's compulsive debut is assured, masterfully plotted and near-impossible to put down.
This year's category winners include Kate Atkinson's A God In Ruins.