Dept. Of Speculation by Jenny Offill

They used to send each other letters. The return address was always the same: Dept. of Speculation. They used to be young, brave, and giddy with hopes for their future. They got married, had a child, and skated through all the small calamities of family life. But then, slowly, quietly something changes. As the years…

Devil’s Kitchen by @stephenpuleston

A tragic accident? When two bodies are found sprawled at the bottom of the Devil’s Kitchen in the mountains of Snowdonia, it’s believed the man found dead killed his wife and then committed a suicide. But something doesn’t feel right to DI Ian Drake and his gut instinct has never let him down before. Or…

The Woman in Black and Other Ghost Stories by @susanhillwriter

A stunning gift edition collecting together Susan Hill’s spine-chilling stories of murder, magic and mayhem. ‘No one chills the blood like Susan Hill’ Daily Telegraph From the horrifying secret of Eel Marsh House in The Woman in Black to the supernatural terror unleashed by spiteful Leonora van Vorst in Dolly and the deadly danger posed…

The Triumph of the Spider Monkey by @JoyceCarolOates

Unavailable for 40 years, this seminal novel of madness and murder is acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates’ powerful trip into the mind of a maniac. Abandoned as a baby in a bus station locker, shuttled from one abusive foster home and detention centre to another, Bobbie Gotteson grew up angry, hurting, and damaged. His hunger…

#MiltonInPurgatory by @EdwardVass

Milton Pitt leads an uneventful life in the city of Oxford, with a dull job and a secret longing for adventure. One morning, on his way to work, he is hit by a speeding car. For a moment he hovers above his body in the shape of a butterfly, until he re-awakens in his bedroom,…

Oracle Night by Paul Auster

Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, trapped inside a world of bewildering events that threaten to undermine…

#TherapistNovella by Nial Giacomelli

A strange epidemic is sweeping the globe. Little by little, each victim becomes transparent, their heart beating behind a visible rib cage, an intricate network of nerves left hanging in mid-air. Finally, the victims disappear entirely, never to be seen again. In this bittersweet and hauntingly surreal tale, a couple struggle to connect while the…

The Weighing of the Heart by @PaulTOwen

Following a sudden break-up, Englishman in New York Nick Braeburn takes a room with the elderly Peacock sisters in their lavish Upper East Side apartment, and finds himself increasingly drawn to the priceless piece of Egyptian art on their study wall – and to Lydia, the beautiful Portuguese artist who lives across the roof garden….

No Virgin by @annecassidy6

From the author of the critically acclaimed, LOOKING FOR JJ, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize in 2004 and the Carnegie Medal in 2005. My name is Stacey Woods and I was raped. Stacey is the victim of a terrible sexual attack. She does not feel able to go to the police, or talk about it…

The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan

In the arid summer heat, four children – Jack, Julie, Sue and Tom – find themselves abruptly orphaned. All the routines of childhood are cast aside as the children adapt to a now parentless world. Alone in the house together, the children’s lives twist into something unrecognisable as the outside begins to bear down on…