Pile by the Bed reviews Okay Then That’s Great by Susannah Wise, a comedic, sometimes surreal ghost story dealing with grief and the vicissitudes of modern life.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Neom by Lavie Tidhar a return to the world of his breakthrough science fiction novel Central Station.
Pile by the Bed reviews Celestial by MD Lachlan and finds it a confusing collection of alternate history, mythology and science fiction.
Pile by the Bed reviews A Quiet Teacher by Adam Oyebanji a crime thriller with a spy story angle.
Pile by the Bed reviews We Spread by Iain Reid, a surreal and disorienting narrative from the perspective of an ageing protagonist put in a strange old age home.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean a resonant modern fanatasy in conversation with the tropes of classic fantasy and fairy tales.
Pile by the Bed reviews Essex Dogs by Dan Jones, debut historical fiction following a group of English soldiers at the start of the hundred years war between Britain and France.
Pile by the Bed reviews Drunk on All Your Strange New Worlds by Eddie Robson, a crime novel set in a post-alien contact future New York.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Partisan by Patrick Worrall – a debut Cold War thriller with chess at its centre and roots back to World War 2.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Half Life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley, historical fiction set in the 1960s and based on the true story of a Soviet radiation research facility.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Accomplice by Steve Cavanagh, the seventh in his consistently enjoyable Eddie Flynn conman-turned-lawyer series .
Pile by the Bed reviews May God Forgive by Alan Parks, the fifth book is in his gritty Harry McCoy series set in 1970s Glasgow.
Pile by the Bed reviews With a Mind to Kill, the third Ian Fleming-style James Bond thriller by Anthony Horowitz, this one set late in the famour agent’s career.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers a story which reimagines the story of the men behind a series of complex British crop circles that appeared in the late 1980s.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Cove by Alice Clark-Platts – an taut and effective domestic thriller set in a remote Malaysian resort.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Martyr, the second book in Anthony Ryan’s Covenant of Steel trilogy which provides a propulsive set up for the final volume.
Pile by the Bed reviews Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister a crime novel with a time travel twist as a mother drifts back in time, reliving key moments in her life to try and discover why her son might have committed a crime.
Pile by the Bed reviews Elektra by Jennifer Saint, a retelling of the lead up to, events and aftermath of the Trojan Wars from the perspectives of three female players.
Pile by the Bed reviews Reputation by Sarah Vaughan a courtroom drama that deals with the treatment of elected officials, weaponisation of social media and the power of reputation.
Pile by the Bed reviews Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji a debut science fiction novel putting a new spin on the generation ship narrative.