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Books of the Month

A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler
Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

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Recommended reading

THE psychological thriller of 2016

This is the story of a man’s hideous crime seen through the eyes of the officer who never solved it, the wife who may know something, and the journalist covering the story. Fiona Barton 'cooked' the tale during her years as a journalist, when she wondered about the spouses of those enacting terrible things. It shows Barton’s strength and agility as a writer, switching voices and time periods as she reveals a plot that’s less about the quest for truth than about the pursuit of ignorance. .

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.


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Upcoming author events

Meet Peter May

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.

Stuart MacBride

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.

Joe Wicks

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.


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Book Blog

Thriller Book of The Month: Disclaimer

Thriller Book of The Month: Disclaimer

Renee Knight's compulsive debut is assured, masterfully plotted and near-impossible to put down.

Costa Book Awards 2015: Category Winners Announced

Costa Book Awards 2015: Category Winners Announced

This year's category winners include Kate Atkinson's A God In Ruins.

Rediscovered Classics: A Moveable Feast

Rediscovered Classics: A Moveable Feast

A remarkable love-letter to the city of Paris, this month's rediscovered classic is a masterpiece