From the No. 1 bestselling writer, comes a terrifying serial killer thriller featuring King's beloved character Holly Gibney from the Finders Keepers private detective agency.
‘A writer at the peak of her powers’ The Telegraph
Truth and fiction. Jamaica and Britain. Who gets to tell their story? Zadie Smith returns with her first historical novel.
It is 1873. Mrs Eliza Touchet is the Scottish housekeeper - and cousin by marriage - of a once famous novelist, now in decline, William Ainsworth, with whom she has lived for thirty years.
Mrs Touchet is a woman of many interests: literature, justice, abolitionism, class, her cousin, his wives, this life and the next. But she is also sceptical. She suspects her cousin of having no talent; his successful friend, Mr Charles Dickens, of being a bully and a moralist; and England of being a land of facades, in which nothing is quite what it seems.
Andrew Bogle meanwhile grew up enslaved on the Hope Plantation, Jamaica. He knows every lump of sugar comes at a human cost. That the rich deceive the poor. And that people are more easily manipulated than they realise. When Bogle finds himself in London, star witness in a celebrated case of imposture, he knows his future depends on telling the right story.
The 'Tichborne Trial' captivates Mrs Touchet and all of England. Is Sir Roger Tichborne really who he says he is? Or is he a fraud? Mrs Touchet is a woman of the world. Mr Bogle is no fool. But in a world of hypocrisy and self-deception, deciding what is real proves a complicated task...
Based on real historical events, The Fraud is a dazzling novel about truth and fiction, Jamaica and Britain, fraudulence and authenticity, and the mystery of 'other people.'
‘As always it is a pleasure to be in Zadie Smith’s mind, which, as time goes on, is becoming contiguous with London itself. Dickens may be dead, but Smith, thankfully, is alive’ New York Times
‘Zadie Smith’s Victorian-set masterpiece holds a mirror up to Britain . . . The Fraud is the genuine article’ Independent
‘Smith’s dazzling historical novel combines deft writing and strenuous construction in a tale of literary London and the horrors of slavery’ Guardian
A UK debut from a fresh, prize-winning talent, this quietly surreal novel is perfect for fans of Sayaka Murata and Mieko Kawakami Two friends meet across three dinners. In the back room of a pet shop, they snack on dried shrimps and discuss fish-breeding. In a remote new home in the mountains, they look for a solution to a weasel infestation. During a dinner party in a blizzard, a mounting claustrophobia makes way for uneasy dreams. Their conversations often take them in surprising directions, but when one of the men becomes a father, more and more is left unsaid. With emotional acuity and a wry humour, Weasels in the Attic it is an uncanny and striking reflection on fertility, masculinity, and marriage in contemporary Japan.
From the New York Times-bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial new epic of love, faith and medicine, set in Kerala, South India.
Winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award
Best Book of the Year - New York Public Library, Cosmopolitan, Independent Book Review
'Pickhart's story is powerful, boldly imaginative, rich in history and feeling, charged with events that have occurred since it was written - and which summon up the same force of the history that compelled an American author to write about this "foreign land".' The Times
2014 Kyiv, Ukraine. The city is poised on a knife-edge as tensions mount around a corrupt government's increasing ties to Russia. As protests erupt across the city, the fates of four individuals come together. Katya is a Ukrainian-American doctor stationed at a makeshift medical clinic treating wounded protesters; Misha is an engineer originally from Pripyat, near Chernobyl, grieving the death of his wife; Slava is a fiery young activist whose past hardships steel her determination; Aleksandr Ivanovich, a former KGB agent, climbs atop a burned-out bus at Independence Square and plays the piano.
In this dazzling, inventive debut novel - set during the 'Revolution of Dignity' - Kalani Pickhart weaves together a rich tapestry of voices to create a moving story about beauty, love and survival during tumultuous times.
A damaged father battles to save his son from the sinister cult he is destined to serve - from cult sensation Mariana Enriquez, author of the International Booker Prize-shortlisted The Dangers of Smoking in Bed
Greta is miles away, sitting at a desk in her own house, wearing only headphones, fingerless gloves, a kimono, and legwarmers, transcribing this disembodied voice.
What Greta doesn't know is that she's about to bump into Big Swiss in the local dog park.
Feminism, power and sex play out through the eyes of young Australian university students in a fiercely authentic contemporary narrative.
From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead comes the thrilling and entertaining sequel to HARLEM SHUFFLE.
THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
'I loved this book' JOJO MOYES
'I didn't want it to end' GERI HALLIWELL
'I devoured it. So enjoyable' ZADIE SMITH
This is the story of Sam and Sadie. It's not a romance, but it is about love.
When Sam catches sight of Sadie at a crowded train station one morning he is catapulted straight back to childhood, and the hours they spent immersed in playing games.
Their spark is instantly reignited, and sets off a creative collaboration that will make them pop culture superstars.
What comes next is a tale of friendship and rivalry, fame and art, betrayal and tragedy, perfect worlds and imperfect ones.
And, above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love.
'Love, loss, plus '90s pop culture make this the perfect high/low mash-up' GRAZIA
‘Charts the beauty, tenacity, and fragility of human love and creativity’ JOHN GREEN
‘A brilliantly written drama about…creativity, complex relationships, and our inner lives’ THE TIMES
'I loved it' CELESTE NG
'Anyone who reads Tomorrow can't stop talking about it' STYLIST
'Love, friendship and betrayal...gorgeous' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
'A must-read' NEIL DRUCKMANN, creator of The Last of Us
'OMG I love this book SO MUCH. . . pick it up, it's WONDERFUL' JOANNA CANNON
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow was a #1 Sunday Times bestseller from 30.07.2023 - 24.9.23
The next thrilling instalment in the highly acclaimed, international bestselling series featuring Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, written by Robert Galbraith, a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling.
While the world is still counting the cost of the Second World War and the Iron Curtain has descended, young Roland Baines's life is turned upside down. Stranded at boarding school, his vulnerability attracts his piano teacher, Miriam Cornell, leaving scars as well as a memory of love that will never fade.
Twenty-five years later Roland's wife mysteriously vanishes, and he is left alone with their baby son. Her disappearance sparks of journey of discovery that will continue for decades, as Roland confronts the reality of his rootless existence and attempts to embrace the uncertainty - and freedom - of his future.
A brilliant, satirical skewering of our obsession with nostalgia and the past, written by a master of European literature.
The INSTANT Sunday Times Bestseller: 'Emezi is a dream of a writer. My heart soared and shook and panted.' Bolu Babalola
The next astonishing thriller from the master of the legal thriller. NO ONES WRITES DRAMA LIKE GRISHAM.
A masterpiece in storytelling from the global bestselling author of Unsheltered and Flight Behaviour.
The new novel from the bestselling author of The Idiot follows one young woman's quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroad and tests the limits of her newfound adulthood.
'Elif Batuman is the queen of the campus novel... Enchanting' Sunday Times
SELIN IS THE LUCKIEST PERSON IN HER FAMILY:
The only one who was born in America and got to go to Harvard. Now it's her second year, and Selin knows she has to make it count. The first order of business: to figure out the meaning of everything that happened over the summer...
On the plus side, her life feels like the plot of an exciting novel. On the other hand, why do so many novels have crazy, abandoned women in them? And how does one live a life as interesting as a novel - a life worthy of becoming a novel - without turning into a crazy, abandoned woman oneself?
'Stupendous... Hilarious... Batuman is a genius' Vogue
'This novel wins you over in a million micro-observations' New York Times
'Searingly smart' Evening Standard
* The literary debut that everyone is talking about *