the bestselling author of I See You and I Let You Go, this was a number one in hardback and has sold more than 100,000 copies across all formats to date, says Sphere.
James Patterson Texas Ranger Arrow, 10th, £7.99, 9781787460096 A standalone from Patterson, in which Texas Ranger Rory Yates is named as a suspect in his ex-wife’s murder.
Danielle Steel Accidental Heroes Pan, 24th, £7.99, 9781509800476 Strangers on a plane from JFK to San Francisco, including security agent Bernice Adams, come together to help avert a tragedy.
Début This début novel by composer and
musician Andrew sees a woman head to the Scottish Highlands after a disturbing incident in London, finding herself drawn into the myth- drenched landscape. Robert Macfarlane called her an “alarming talent”.
Jesse Ball Census Granta Books, 3rd, £9.99, 9781783783779 Winner of the Gordon Burn Prize. A father and his son, who has Down’s syndrome, journey across a nameless country as census takers in this novel, called “a vital testament to selfless love” by David Mitchell.
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Picador, 24th, £8.99, 9781509816163 The author of The Aftermath tells the story of Llew Jones, who travels across the US in the 1980s with a butterfly sales- man, until he ends up in jail. The Mail called this “larger-than-life fun”.
Tibor Fischer How to Rule the World Corsair, 10th, £8.99, 9781472153630 A “darkly comic” novel, said the Evening Standard, about Baxter Stone, a filmmaker in debt who is desperate to make a documentary series that will bring in the “Big Money”.
Tamsin Grey She’s Not There Te Borough Press, 10th, £8.99, 9780008245634
Début Grey’s début, the story of a
nine-year-old boy and his little brother who wake up to find their mother isn’t there, was called an “amazing début, packed with south London atmo- sphere” by the Mail.
Michael Wolff Fire and Fury Abacus, 8th, £8.99, 9780349143422 This inside story of Trump’s White House has been a huge seller on both sides of the Atlantic. I imagine the paperback is going to be equally massive. Perfect reading for a gloomy January?
Kerry Andrew Swansong Vintage, 31st, £8.99, 9781784704926
Memoir Françoise Frenkel
No Place to Lay One’s Head Pushkin Press, 31st, £9.99, 9781782274001
One to Watch
A new entry into the genre of book- seller memoir—this is the first English translation of the story of a Jewish woman who opened a bookshop in
Berlin before the Nazis forced her into hiding in France. A Radio 4 “Book of the Week” on its hard- back publication, it received great reviews; the Sunday Times called it “astonishing… as gripping as any thriller”, while the Telegraph helpfully pinpoints its pedigree with a five-star review and a description as “a French equivalent to the anonymous A Woman in Berlin, and a non-fiction counterpoint, as it were, to [Irène] Némirovsky’s Suite Française”. A preface from the French Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano.
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Matthew. “Rapturous,” said the New York Times.
lives life on a grand scale, until she crashes to earth.
Imogen Hermes Gowar The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock Vintage, 24th, £8.99, 9781784705992
Début The Women’s Prize-shortlisted
story of a merchant who finds one of his captains has traded a ship for what appears to be a mermaid. A “blockbuster” marketing and publicity campaign is promised.
Yelena Moskovich The Natashas Serpent’s Tail, 17th, £8.99, 9781781254592
Début The story of a young jazz singer
and a Mexican actor who are drawn into a mysteri- ous version of Paris in this début, called “a haunting, unknowable novel, and no less beguiling for that” by the Telegraph.
Picador, 24th, £8.99, 9781509842438 Fab, evocative jacket for this story of a couple who have run a bar on the way out of an American town for years, until the secrets which were buried years earlier come to light.
A Shout in the Ruins Sceptre, 10th, £8.99, 9781473667815 The former soldier and author of the acclaimed The Yellow Birds sets his new novel in Virginia, just before and during the Civil War, and 90 years later.
Khary Lazarre-White Passage Seven Stories, 31st, £11.99, 9781609808815
Début A young black man, Warrior,
Will Boast Daphne Granta Books, 3rd, £8.99, 9781783781515 Daphne, whose body shuts down when she feels strong emotions, finds her defences beginning to crumble when she meets Ollie.
Rhidian Brook The Killing of Butterfly Joe
Kristin Hannah The Great Alone Pan, 10th, £7.99, 9781447286035 In the Alaskan wilderness, Leni, growing up in the shadow of her parents’ tumultuous marriage, has hopes for a better life when she meets
navigates the streets of Harlem and Brooklyn in 1993. Seven Stories says this is “a rallying cry for the #BlackLivesMatter movement”.
Mira T Lee Everything Here is Beautiful Penguin Books (USA), 17th, £12.99, 9780735221970
Début The story of two sisters, one of
whom is mentally ill and Crime & thriller
Liam McIlvanney The Quaker HarperFiction, 10th, £7.99, 9780008259945
One to Watch
I helped to judge this year’s McIlvanney Prize for the best Scottish crime novel of the year, which Te Quaker won earlier this autumn. It is a real breath
of fresh air, if it’s possible to say that about a serial-killer thriller set on the dank, gloomy streets of 1960s Glasgow, and based on the terrify- ing real case of “Bible John”. Te first in a new series featuring DI McCormack, a man with genuine depth, this is crime fiction of the highest quality by an author the Daily Mail called “an absolute master of Tartan noir”. HC is calling it McIlvanney’s “breakout book”, and will support with a “major” publicity campaign.
Tom Perrotta Mrs Fletcher Corsair, 3rd, £8.99, 9781472153821 A New York Times best- seller in which a 46-year- old divorcee is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when she becomes obsessed with a porn website called MILFateria. com. “The sweetest and most charming novel about pornography addic- tion and the harrowing issues of sexual consent that you will probably ever read,” said the New York Times Book Review.
Jim Powell Things We Nearly Knew
Roland Schimmelpfennig One Clear Ice-Cold January Morning at the Beginning of the 21st Century MacLehose Press, 10th, £8.99, 9780857056979 What a title! This is the first novel from Germany’s most successful play- wright, a contemporary Berlin fairytale in which a wolf crosses the border from Poland to Germany and connects a series of disparate individuals. “The exhilarating narrative is wonderfully
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