Pile by the Bed reviews Ben Smith’s debut novel Doggerland, a dystopian novel with echoes of Beckett and Cormac McCarthy.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Rip by Mark Brandi – “another assured, powerful piece of crime fiction”.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Test by Sylvain Neuvel a timely, Black Mirror-style look at citizenship tests.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan, Cormac Reilly #2 – “another great Irish procedural”.
Pile by the Bed reviews Hunter by Jack Heath, Timothy Blake #2 -“another compulsive page turner”
Pile by the Bed reviews Slow Motion Ghosts, a new historical procedural crime novel, by Jeff Noon
Pile by the Bed reviews Gallowstree Lane an English crime fiction procedural by Kate London (Collins and Griffiths #3)
Pile by the Bed reviews String City by Graham Edwards
Pile by the Bed reviews Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz, the fourth Orphan X thriller.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, a stand alone epic fantasy.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie, a book that reinvents the ground rules of the fantasy genre.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Vogue, a dark tale of revenge and retribution by Eoin McNamee
Pile by the Bed reviews the new British dystopian novel, The Wall by John Lanchester.
Pile by the Bed reviews City of Ash and Red by Korean author Hwe-Young Pyun
Alex White opens the second volume of his Salvagers trilogy, A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy with an action scene. The crew of the Capricious, not content with their galaxy saving adventures in A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe, are tracking down the people behind that plot. But it is a tangled plot that runs deep into the galaxy’s elite and they need to do it one bad guy at a time. When the book opens they are following the money, trying to apprehend a man who might be able to start leading them to the ultimate mastermind. That opening scene is a statement of intent: well constructed action, peppered with a bit of banter and a battle involving different magical powers. And it works. There is very little table setting or revisiting the past in this book. White assumes that readers are across the basics, including the fact that most characters have some magical ability. Once again, the focus is on two point of view characters – former grand prix racer and mechanic Nilah and former salvager and crewmember of the Capricious Boots Elsworth. But every member of the crew gets an opportunity to shine…
Pile by the Bed reviews The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts
Pile by the Bed reviews The Silent Patient, the debut psychological thriller from Alex Michalides
Pile by the Bed reviews Shadow Captain the second book in Alastair Reynolds’ space pirate Revenger series
Pile by the Bed reviews the Golden State by Ben H Winters – a dystopia with noir crime undertones.
Pile by the Bed reviews Foe by Iain Reid