#ThePursuit by @JoyceCarolOates

As a child, Abby had the same recurring nightmare night after night, in which she wandered through a field ridden with human skulls and bones. Now an adult, Abby thinks she’s outgrown her demons, until, the evening before her wedding, the terrible dream returns and forces her to confront the dark secrets from her past…

#MinutesMiracleCity by Omar Sabbagh

Hakim, a Pakistani taxi driver whizzing through the streets. Patrick, a Ugandan security guard with aspirations of becoming a writer. Farida, a Moroccan beautician hoping for a fresh start. Saeed, a respected Emirati journalist just back from London. Taking place across the last few days of Ramadan, Minutes from the Miracle City is a unique…

#AtlanticWinds by William Prendiville

It’s 1970s Canada. The small island community of Bear Lake is awash with rumours of lay-offs and wildcat strikes at the mill. But for young Tom, nothing is more important than hanging out with his best friend, Cormic, except perhaps catching a glimpse of Sasha Dovonovitch, the foreman’s daughter. When a tragic accident occurs at…

Wildflower Bay Part 3 by @karamina

Finn MacArthur has a reputation on Auchenmor, the small rural island where he’s lived his whole life: as a friendly lad, a talented sculptor and always a hit with the ladies. But few people know the real story of his past and the secrets he has yet to make peace with… Now that Isla’s run…

Wildflower Bay Part 2 by @karamina

Isla is slowly finding her feet on the quiet but charming island of Auchenmor – it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh but Isla is starting to see that’s just what she needs. She’s got big dreams that she’s determined to make come true – the perfect stylist’s job, the perfect…

Wildflower Bay Part 1 by @karamina

Isla’s got the designer clothes and dream job as head stylist at the most exclusive salon in Edinburgh. The fact that she’s been so single-minded in this quest that she’s forgotten to have a life has completely passed her by – until disaster strikes. With her flaky flat mate AWOL and even her reliable old…

#NailHouse by Gregory Baines

Lindon, an Australian project manager with a failed marriage behind him, is lured to China with the promise of a lucrative salary. His task: to solve the problem of a ‘Nail House’, the home of a stubborn old man who refuses to relocate, even as the bulldozers move in and the skyscrapers grow around him….

Once Upon a Time in the North by @PhilipPullman

When Lyra is studying at Oxford University, she comes across the story of Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnisson’s first meeting, many years ago, along with much evidence of the adventure that brought them together. She discovers that when a young Texan balloonist Lee came down to earth in the harbour of an Arctic town in…

There Are Things I Know by Karen B. Golightly

Eight-year-old Pepper sees the world a little differently from most people. One day, during a school field trip, Pepper is kidnapped by a stranger and driven to rural Arkansas. The man, who calls himself ‘Uncle Dan’, claims that Pepper’s mother has died and they are to live together from now on – but the boy…

The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Tom Ripley is struggling to stay afloat, financially and socially, in 1950s New York. Having failed at several jobs, he is dabbling in small-time fraud and living on the charity of friends. One day, a chance encounter results in him travelling to Italy, supposedly to persuade Dickie Greenleaf, the playboy son of a shipping magnate,…