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Pile by the Bed reviews Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead, a great American novel rich with character, theme and resonance and shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Promise by Damon Galgut, winner of the 2021 Booker Prize, a vebally inventive novel dealing with the last thirty years of South African history.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Cosmogramma by Courttia Newland a book of short stories casting a new slant on familiar speculative fiction tropes.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Second Rebel, second book in Linden Lewis' space opera First Sister trilogy which ups the stakes and develops to some great cliffhangers

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Pile by the Bed reviews Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong, conclusion to her 1920s Shanghai set, Shakespeare inspired These Violent Delights.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Devotion by Hannah Kent, a romance set against the story of the immigration of German religious communities to South Australia in the nineteenth century.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Woman in the World by Inga Simpson a post-apocalyptic tale that takes the recent experiences of the bushfires and pandemic in Australia as inspiration.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Wild Place by Christian White - a dark, twisty descent into the suburbs when a teenager goes missing in the late 1980s.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Safe Place by LA Larkin - a page-turning thriller involving domestic violence, gaslighting and a serial arsonist with the tension fuelled by an encoaching megafire

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Way It Is Now, the new stand alone novel by Australian master crime writer Garry Disher.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Far From the Light of Heaven in which Tade Thompson brings his unique style to a spaceship-based locked room mystery.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends the final John Le Carré novel Silverview which shows once again why he was considered the master of the espionage novel.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Case Study by Graham Macrae Burnet a layered exploration of self and identity set in in 1960s London.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Making Nice by Ferdinand Mount a very British satire looking at modern politics and public relations.

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Pile byt the Bed reviews A Good Winter by Gigi Fenster - "a derk descent into a troubled mind" and winner of the 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Two Sisters Detective Agency, the latest collaboration between James Paterson and Candice Fox and likely start to a new series.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Apollo Murders an alternate history techno-thriller debut by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Wild Abandon by Emily Bitto a thematically rich coming of age story set in New York and rural America in 2011.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Five Minds a debut high concept crime novel by Guy Morpuss

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Judge's List by John Grisham, sequel to his 2016 novel The Whistler featuring investigator Lacy Stoltz

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