I work as a proofreader and copy-editor of novels, frequently for major UK-based publishers.
Children of Ruin follows Adrian Tchaikovsky's extraordinary Children of Time, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke award. It is set in the same universe, with a new cast of characters and a thrilling new narrative.It has been waiting through the ages.Now it's time . . .Thousands of years ago, Earth’s terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien li... read more
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUR HOUSE, WINNER OF THE CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD'One of this summer's most anticipated thrillers' Stylist 'A clever, enjoyable follow up to Our House ... scarily plausible' Alison Flood, Observer'Guaranteed to have you vibrating with impotent fury … a carefully crafted psychological thriller’ Laura Wilson, Guardian ‘A feverish atmosphere is built ... read more
'Excellent . . . one of the most interesting and original fantasy worlds I've seen in years'ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY 'Brilliant' ROBIN HOBB, author of The Assassin's Apprentice TWO NATIONS AT WAR. A PRIZE BEYOND COMPARE. For generations, the Hundred Isles have built their ships from the bones of ancient dragons to fight an endless war. The dragons disappeared, but the battles for supremacy persisted... read more
The third instalment in a gripping and atmospheric crime series set on a small island where there is no escape . . . ‘Gripping, clever and impossible to put down' ERIN KELLYINTRUDERS HERE ARE BOUND TO DIE . . . As the sun sets on a cold November evening, the tiny community of St Agnes prepares for their annual Fifth-of-November festivities. Moments before the fireworks are scheduled to commenc... read more
The brilliant new novel from the author of The Last Summer of the Water Strider ‘A sharp and very funny portrait of a brash era which is also a surprisingly tender take on flawed masculinity.’ Sarah Hughes, i paper ‘What a terrific novel - wickedly sharp, wildly entertaining - I was gripped from start to finish. With its twisty plots and interwoven characters it paints a vivid portrait of a cr... read more
'Fabulous . . . Sure to be another fantasy classic' Huffington Post UK'The world Ryan has created for his new dragon adventure is a joy to visualise' SciFiNowThe White Drake's army has cut a bloody swathe across the world, leaving nothing but ash in its wake. Thousands of innocents have died beneath its blades and countless more will surely follow.Only small-time criminal Claydon Torcreek and ... read more
***Thrillers that race from the very first page***'Felix Francis' novels gallop along splendidly' Jilly Cooper ‘From winning post to top of the bestseller lists’ Sunday TimesHarrison Foster is a lawyer by training but works as a crisis manager for a London firm that specializes in such matters. Summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables slaughters six very valuable horses, incl... read more
'A ground-breaking and extraordinary novel . . . Hanrahan has an astonishing imagination' Peter McLean, author of Priest of Bones'Mind-blowingly stellar in every respect . . . Fantasy readers, be wise and buy this book, because there's simply nothing like it' Novel Notions*****The city of Guerdon stands eternal. A refuge from the war that rages beyond its borders. But in the ancient tunnels de... read more
‘Haunting and evocative.’ Clare Mackintosh ‘A beautiful, stirring story of loss and obsession’ Lisa Jewell Some friendships are made to be broken Cornwall, summer of 1986. The Davenports, with their fast cars and glamorous clothes, living the dream in a breathtaking house overlooking the sea. If only... thinks sixteen-year-old Tamsyn, her binoculars trained on the perfect family in their perfe... read more
The million-copy bestselling author returns with a breathtaking thriller – now with exclusive new chapters to see how the story could have ended. This Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller has been updated with bonus chapters from B A Paris showing how she originally planned that ending. ‘We’re in a new Golden Age of suspense writing now, because of amazing books like Bring Me Back’ Lee Child Finn an... read more
THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARDAILY TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOKS OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017What is being on form? How does it relate to feeling 'in the zone'? Are these states in the lap of the gods, a matter of which side of the bed we got out of that morning? Or is there anything we can do to make their arrival more likely?In this fascinating book, former E... read more
*** The new novel from the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal – a brilliantly written and researched, tense, gripping, thought-provoking drama ***You think you have the perfect family. But everything can be broken.Liz and Jess have been friends for ten years, ever since they both started a family. But how well do they really know each other? When Jess arrives at hospital with a story t... read more
*** The new novel from the author of the highly acclaimed The Butchers of Berlin, soon to be a TV series ***Berlin, July 1944, a world of illicit jazz clubs, sexually generous young women, suspect art dealers, last-ditch zealots and a city defined by crumbling infrastructure, advanced terror, dirty secrets and deep politics — and then there is August Schlegel, caught askance in a web of totali... read more
Two sisters and one betrayal that will carry across generations . . .In wartime Cornwall, 1943, a story between two sisters begins - the story of Adele and Amelia, and the heart-breaking betrayal that will divide them forever. Decades later, the efforts of one reckless act still echo - but how long will it be until their past returns? The Returning Tide will sweep you away to the beautiful Cor... read more
I-NEWS TOP TEN DEBUTS NETGALLEY TOP FEBRUARY READSWRITER'S GUILD AWARDS NOMINEE'A proper page-turner! Suspenseful, mysterious, spooky and witty - and great fun' Justin Myers, author of The Last Romeo'Adventurous, magical, and very, very funny!' Emma Jane Unsworth, author of AnimalsMeet Frida: divorce lawyer, cynic and secret descendant of the immortal love god Eros. She's about to have a reall... read more
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MCILVANNEY PRIZE FOR CRIME WRITING 2018"This is as close to a city without crime as mankind has ever seen."Ciudad de Cielo is the 'city in the sky', a space station where hundreds of scientists and engineers work in earth's orbit, building the colony ship that will one day take humanity to the stars. When a mutilated body is found on the CdC, the eyes of the world are watch... read more
FIVE HEROES. NO HOPE. A WAR AGAINST DEVILS.Once a warrior queen, now a pariah among her own people, Cold Zosia wakes in the ashes of a burning city. Her vengeance has brought her to this - her heroic reputation in tatters, her allies scattered far and wide and her world on the cusp of ruin.General Ji-Hyeon has vanished into the legendary First Dark, leaving Sullen alone to carry out the grim c... read more
'Bridget Jones's Diary for the millennial set' InStyle'Cheeky, sweet and serious' Psychologies'Will strike a chord with anyone who's survived their twenties' Red'A funny quarter-life crisis tale' Glamour---------Does your side-hustle pay the rent? Yes [ ] No [ x ]Is your boss a dick? Yes [ x ] No [ ]Do you ever cry in the toilet? Yes [ x ] No [ ]---------Emma works in advertising.Clem lives wi... read more
'A joy to read' Amanda Craig'Shades of Cold Comfort Farm...Charming' GuardianEnglish Animals is a subversive, wry debut that fans of Marina Lewycka's A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian will love. When Mirka gets a job in a country house in rural England, she has no idea of the struggle she faces to make sense of a very English couple, and a way of life that is entirely alien to her. Rich... read more
'For my money, Ken MacLeod is the current champion of the very smartest kind of New Space Opera... every variation on his themes produces something worth re-reading.' - LOCUS'MacLeod manages big Ideas (political and futurological) and propulsive action without short-changing either side of that classic science-fictional tension-of-opposites.' - LOCUSDIE FOR THE COMPANY, LIVE FOR THE PAYAnd the... read more
From the international bestselling author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning The Windup Girl, comes an electrifying thriller set in a world on the edge of collapse.WATER IS POWERThe American Southwest has been decimated by drought, Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches.When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, ... read more
Paris at the time of the French Revolution was the world capital of science. Its scholars laid the foundations of today's physics, chemistry and biology. They were true revolutionaries: agents of an upheaval both of understanding and of politics. Many had an astonishing breadth of talents. The Minister of Finance just before the upheaval did research on crystals and the spread of animal diseas... read more
The Battle of Culloden has gone down in history as the last major battle fought on British soil: a vicious confrontation between Scottish forces supporting the Stuart claim to the throne and the English Royal Army. But this wasn't just a conflict between the Scots and the English, the battle was also part of a much larger campaign to protect the British Isles from the growing threat of a Frenc... read more
'A modern master'GuardianBen Cooper and his team from Derbyshire Constabulary's E Division return in this gripping new page-turner from the master of the genre.For the Peak District hamlet of Shawhead, there's only one road in and one road out. Its handful of residents are accustomed to being cut off from the world by snow or floods. But when a lorry delivering animal feed is found jammed in t... read more
'Authentic, taut and compelling. Brookes is the real deal'Charles CummingFearing for his life, journalist Philip Mangan has gone into hiding from the Chinese agents who have identified him as a British spy. His reputation and life are in tatters. But when he is caught in a terrorist attack in East Africa and a shadowy Chinese figure approaches him in the dead of night with information on the o... read more
In this Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling memoir that 'reads like a thriller', (Joanna Lumley) Colour-Sargent Kailash Limbu shares a riveting account of his life as a Gurkha soldier-marking the first time in its two-hundred-year history that a soldier of the Brigade of Gurkhas has been given permission to tell his story in his own words.In the summer of 2006, Colour-Sargeant Kailash Limbu's pla... read more
A SOLDIER'S MISSION IN A WORLD GONE TO HELL: SURVIVE, RESCUE, REBUILDThis is the destiny of those who stand for others. Their honour will be bought in blood and pain.The Camp Ryder Hub is broken. Captain Lee Harden is nowhere to be found, and his allies are scattered across the state, each of them learning that their missions will not be as easy as they thought. Inside the walls of Camp Ryder,... read more
A SOLDIER'S MISSION IN A WORLD GONE TO HELL: SURVIVE, RESCUE, REBUILDHe has fought the fight, and run the race.But the enemies never stop coming, and the race has no finish line.It has been three months since Captain Lee Harden found the survivors at Camp Ryder. With winter looming, Lee is on the verge of establishing Camp Ryder as a hub of safety and stability in the region. But not everyone ... read more
A SOLDIER'S MISSION IN A RAVAGED WORLD: SURVIVE, RESCUE REBUILD.In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker twenty feet below gorund, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a bacterium has turned over 90% of the population into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. But now the day has come when he must open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into the ... read more
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